One way to get to know your new boat: sail it home. Professional captains often handle the trans-ocean delivery of a new vessel from the factory in Cape Town. But taking the opportunity to sail coastal waters for the final leg of the trip can be a wonderful first experience for a new boat owner.
One of our Leopard 48 owners did just that and enjoyed a great Mediterranean cruise from France to Israel last summer.
Take a look at this owner's blog about the trip. It's a great story to view as the sailing season begins on the Med!