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Baby Blue is an Allied Luders 33 built in 1969. Ours is hull number 73 out of about 100 built by Allied on the Hudson River. Production ended in 1974.

With almost ten feet on the beam she’s comfortable for the two of us, especially compared to some of the boats we were originally considering. A five foot draft enables us access to most inlets without fear of running aground. In 2008 she was updated with new sails and standing rigging, a new 22hp Yanmar engine, and an electric windlass. Our biggest contribution so far was the addition of a Monitor self-steering vane to give us a break on longer passages.

The Luders 33 claim to fame is that it was sailed by Robin Lee Graham for part of his solo circumnavigation. It was also recommended in Gregg Nestor’s book, “Twenty Affordable Sailboats to Take You Anywhere.”

7 thoughts on “Baby Blue”

    1. Happy to know you're still following along! We were with a trawler yesterday from Dominica to Martinique, which made us think of you guys. Where did you end up?

  1. Wow! Just wow is about all I can say. I am so very jealous. Have sailed for 40yrs but primarily only the finger lakes of upstate NY. Resigned a month ago to be back home with my family and have spent the time looking at the next stop in life. We have long discussed cruising as a family and this video series has lit the fire for that passion. Thank you. Be safe. Keep the videos and stories coming!

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