Hi everyone, I just joined the forum. My husband has been a member for awhile and he has encouraged me to register. We own a Grand Banks 46 Heritage Classic that we bought in Charlevoix, MI in 2011. We kept her name Avalon as the past owners had a great story why they named the ship Avalon. I am from Connecticut so we were faced with how to get her home. We contemplated hiring a captain to bring her through the canals but the past owners talked us into bringing her home ourselves. This was one of the most amazing trips and we are so happy we made the decision to captain her from Lake Michigan to Mystic, CT. I've recently retired but my husband remains in the workforce. We love to boat and have made many 2+ week adventures to places off the Northeast coast such as Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, Newport, Block Island, Long Island. Our dream is to be live~aboards and do as much boating as possible. Happy Boating!