Welcome everyone to the ships blog for S/V It's Good, we hope you enjoy our journey! We saw It's Good for the first time on Memorial Day (May 31) 2017 at a marina in Gloucester, VA and it was love at first sight, well for me it was!The drive to the marina was an interesting one, as we kept getting further from civilization and more into the "woods"! In fact, Sheila (our GPS) took us down a road that started as gravel, then dirt then mud with water filled potholes We discovered later that there was actually a main road to the Marina.
We walked out and there she was sitting all alone at the end of the dock. In fact, the picture above is the first picture we ever took of her. The next day we met Mike from Epic Yacht Sales, and he told us to hang out on the boat and if we had any questions, just come and get him. Really?! We get to hang out and check the boat out with NO sales pressure, thanks Mike! Funny note here, I had pretty much memorized the owners manual that I had downloaded, but would soon find out the the Amel Super Maramu we were considering, was very different than the SM 2000 we had the manual for. Oh well, just water under the keel!
At the end of the second day, we made our offer and crossed our fingers! We visited a couple of more times including pulling her out of the water for the survey and then heading out for the shake out sail, with NO wind! The survey went great and when I get a chance I will post a link to the video of her being pulled out, it truly gives you an appreciation for the size of the boat! I think the funniest thing that happened the first day, was Jennifer stating it seemed smaller than it appears on all of the Delos videos, but by the second day it grew on her and she would move from compartment to compartment stretching out and getting a feeling for the boat and what life may be like aboard. More coming soon!