Good morning. I just joined the site yesterday and was directed to this forum.
We are the new owners of a 1985 32' sweetheart of a Grand Banks. We looked a long time before finding this boat, but it was worth the wait. Our launch date is May 15, and then we'll have the surveyor come back and inspect the things that couldn't be done out of the water. The former owners have been terrific. They live just across the harbor, and will be available for a tour of the boat next week and also for tutorials as we get underway.
We knew we wanted this specific make and model because we chartered one for the past couple of summers, ten days each time, and found it easy to handle and very comfortable. We're a retired couple in our 70s. We're pretty sure this is our last boat and we wanted to make sure it was a good match. Previous boat was a 22' C-Dory that we bought new and had for ten seasons.
I'm looking forward to learning a lot from this forum.