“I was still spending 70 per cent of my time on the boat; it was my coping mechanism and it helped me to stay positive and strong,” says Connie, speaking from the Belize. “I was still fishing, working out, watching the water and chatting to my neighbours when we bumped into each other in the tenders – at a distance!”
Connie’s enthusiasm and gratitude for Aqua Bella enabled her to adjust to a new way of life by making every day special.
“At first I couldn’t get my head around not being able to go out boating,” admits Connie. “I even called the water police to double-check the rules. But just being able to be on this beautiful boat – not even going anywhere – was wonderful.”
Falling in love with living on the water
“We came into the Riviera family when we bought the beautiful 3600 Sport Yacht – oh my gosh, with two staterooms and a full bathroom – and we really fell in love with living on the water.”
The Belize 52 Daybridge is now their ‘forever boat’.
“We can retire in it, go anywhere and are living with all the luxuries to be 100 per cent comfortable.
“The comfort is just beyond and she’s beautiful. We’ve got a Miele washing machine and drier that’s better than what I have in the house, a full convection oven, microwave, induction hot plates, a dishwasher and a water-maker.”
Tony is known for his espresso martinis, so an icemaker also comes in handy.
With the couple both of European heritage, Connie says the elegance of the Old Continent is obvious in the lines and the interior of the Belize.
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