Brio II – Our 1988 Sabre 42′ CB (Centerboard)
You knew it was coming… and the day is finally here! As of October 2019, we are the proud new owners of Brio II — a 1988 Sabre 42′ CB sailboat.
We found her in the Chesapeake where she’s been waiting for some TLC and attention for the past 4 years. We’re convinced she’s a diamond in the rough, but watch this space for those updates (and better pictures — this is the sad bunch we’ve got so far!) 🙂
Really doubling down on the Brio thing, eh? What does Brio mean anyways?
[bree-oh] -noun 1. quality of being spirited; alive; vigorous
As someone commented, “that suits you much better than something like Serenity“.
I’m not exactly known for my patience, so when Jon & I found this word, Brio, that seemed to sum up all the passion and excitement we have for sailing and cruising and life, in ONLY FOUR LETTERS, it seemed perfect.
Why does the letter-count matter, you ask?
I grew up on ‘Synchronicity’. 13 letters. Just try to spell that phonetically a few times…Sierra, Yankee, November, etc… Now try spelling it phonetically over a HAM radio to an official in Egypt and see how much fun it is! Hence the requirement that our boat have a short, easy to spell, and easy to pronounce name that somehow represented our philosophy at the same time!
*For a long time I wanted to name my boat “Lil Sync”, but someone suggested that might be tempting fates a little too much 😉
**Other random factoids? “Brio” is also the name of a Honda car model, primarily sold in India, and of a cute kids toy train set 🙂