A Boy a Girl and a Dream

The People


In a rare turn of life events, we met, we moved and then we married. The move? To our home afloat, Shangri-La. A lifelong passion for the sea finally satisfied.  For over three years now we’ve lived full time aboard this magnificent trawler style vessel. 

So far we've traveled over 8,500 miles on our new home!

Our dream? To allow people an opportunity to experience a vacation rental aboard a classic motor yacht, smell the sea, bask in  the sun - and be mariner for a day!

The Boat


Shangri-La is a beautifully maintained Grand Banks 42 Classic. Her interior finishes are solid teak. The warm satin wood tones speak to a special kind of old world craftsmanship.

You will relax in the comfort of a spacious salon surrounded by huge windows that bring the nearby sights up close. She is fully heated and air conditioned, or you can choose to open the windows and doors to embrace the coastal  breezes.

Your stateroom boasts a private head and separate shower. Sleeping is heavenly on a full size premium mattress.

Included Services


A bed, of course - then breakfast cooked on board by Jan. Fresh towels snacks and light beverages are included.

However you may also get a visit from our marina staff or fellow boaters as you relax on the spacious bridge overlooking the harbor.

We do stay aboard during your visit.  Our quarters are in the forward V-berth with our own bathroom and shower. 

You can have as much privacy as you wish at any time.

Nearby Points of Interest


The Beaufort / Morehead area boasts some of the most dramatic scenery on the US East Coast.   Including:

Looking for More?


As members of Americas Great Loop Cruisers Association we have completed the Great Loop in January 2019 aboard our 42' motor yacht. 

Thinking of buying a boat? Wondering if the boating lifestyle will work for you and your partner?  Come stay with us and get a taste of living aboard.

We’ll gladly answer your questions and give you an experience of what our day is like living on board.

Since moving aboard we have logged over 8,500 miles on Shangri-La traveling the Eastern United States.  We’ve visited  20 states and docked and de docked over 200 times as well as nearly 100 nights “on the hook.”  Come, ask your questions feel the experience and enjoy bed and breakfast aboard our Shangri-La,

We are now offering trips to our guests

with our Captain Lee

USCG Master 50 Ton

Visit our blogs at:

Travels on Shangri-La

Grandpa Pickers


Deck Walkway

  • Due to our unique configuration  Shangri-La is not handicap accessible. However, if you can comfortably do stairs you may find it easy to get around. Please call if you have questions.
  • We are docked in the Beaufort Yacht Basin.  This marina is in a 'no wake' zone - so we do not often see much wave action.  However occasionally we'll get some movement of the boat. 
  • Free parking is available at the marina
  • Airlines service New Bern, NC and Raleigh/Durham. A cab ride from New Bern is around $50. kFrom RDU one would rent a car
  • Please no pets