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BOAT REVIEW

The salon area has the main table with a settee surround next to the galley.

Looking towards starboard. The master stateroom is located in the front of the boat, crossing the hulls and is roomy with a nice-sized master bathroom (on the right in the background), which has a real shower.

East Coast, from Fort Lauderdale, FL, to Cape May, NJ. We were ready to head to the islands last year, but got hit by lightning in St. Augustine and have been sidelined at Thunderbolt Marine getting repairs. (That’s a whole other story.) We bought the boat at much less than the original owner paid for it, enabling us to get many more bells and whistles than we could possibly have afforded buying a new boat. We would encourage anyone getting ready to buy a boat to consider a previously-owned boat. We also decided early on that we wanted an owner’s version and did not consider charter boats. We still feel both were excel-

lent decisions. Madness is a great boat. We feel confident in her ability to keep us hale and hearty while we learn our way through this new adventure. We think of Madness as the old pro who tolerates us with kindly amusement as we strive to live up to her abilities. Oh, yes…the nickname. We call her “Mads” with great affection and respect. Seems appropriate. To view a video of Madness before we bought her and changed her name, go to YouTube.com and search for “basia.”

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