S/V It's Good

In the words of Bob Bitchin, "Don't dream your life, live your dream!" and that is exactly what Jennifer and I decided to do on Memorial Day 2017. Please follow us on our journey as we share our adventures with you. Here's to all that came before and to all those who will follow...
~ Shaka! ~

The Crew

About The Crew

I grew up around boats, mostly motor boats and was always intrigued by sailing vessels in the movies and of course the story of Robin Lee Graham and Dove. My first experience on a sailboat was on a lake in Texas on a friends Catalina 22 and immediately I was hooked. Since that moment I did all that I could to get on more sailboats, including sail boat racing on lakes then the San Francisco Bay, to the Pacific Ocean. My first boat of my own was a 26' O'Day, not fast but sturdy and fun to sail. I have had a few other boats over the years and have followed the world cruisers before YouTube, Facebook, or the other social media forums. Back when it was boat shows, cruiser parties, books and magazines.

When Jennifer and I met, I showed her my love of boats and she followed along, a bit cautiously at first, but then reading old issues of Latitudes and Attitudes, and all of the books she started to come around. We followed Bill and Judy on S/V Bebe an Amel Super Maramu and shortly after I found myself on a business trip to Sint Maarten at a bar in Simpson Bay talking to a sailor who just so happened to have an Amel SM as well, so he invited me out to look, what an awesome boat in person. Shortly after, while I was surfing the web looking at Amels for sale, a co-worker told me about another Amel Super Maramu sailing around the world, SV Delos and Crew.

Jennifer and I watched the adventures of the Delos crew wishing they would keep up with the speed of our viewing, but we had to wait for each new video. The best for us, okay for me attempting to convince her this was the boat, were the videos that showed Delos in less than calm seas. Now fast forward to Memorial Day 2017, the first day we saw OUR BOAT... It's Good!

Our Boat

About Our Boat

Our boat is an Amel Super Maramu, #105 to be exact. It was designed by Henri Amel and built in La Rochelle, France. The boat is very complex with support for both 220V/50Hz and 110V/60Hz in an effort to accommodate the crew where ever they may travel. The boats were meant to cross oceans and circle the globe as many have done before. Mr. Amel also designed them as a Ketch rig to be better handled short-handed by a couple on long passages. The boat is the feature of many stories, and people who form the Amel family, of which we are proud to be a part. For more about the Amel boats and the people that own them here are a couple of interesting articles: The Cult of Amels and Cult Boat? Deservedly So.. Now I will be the first to admit an Amel isn't for everyone, but for us this is the perfect boat.

A closer look at our new home, we are so very happy with her! It's GOOD!