Hi all, it's been a month now since we moved aboard, so we are overdue to check in. We are Dan and Lori Carlson, the proud new owners of SM387, sv BeBe. I can't say enough good about the whole buying process. We spent 4 days with Bill and Judy in Trinidad in July when we agreed on the purchase. In January we joined them again in the USVI for 16 days to close on the sale and learn all we could about the boat and how to live comfortably aboard. They were an amazing resource for us to get an accelerated start on cruising; Bill for all things technical, going through all of the routine service tasks as well as the sustantial stock of spares for most things that can go wrong and Judy's instruction and tips for how to keep the boat comfortable and all of the great places to go. The boat was in pristine condition and all systems ready to go.
We are looking forward to slowly working our way south and east over the next 5 months before taking a break for the summer.
And yes, the Amel Owners group was a strong selling point for the boat. And yes, I have already started on some boat maintenance chores and hope to share more on this forum in the future.