It finally happened! Today was the day AfterMath was put back in the water! The day started early as we headed out to the marina anxiously awaiting the big event. Tom, pictured in the second image above, who was the previous owner, came to help us today. He knows the boat so well and we know we have a lot to learn about all of her various systems, so having Tom along was absolutely wonderful.
At about 10:30 the boat movers showed up. In no time at all, they had the straps placed under AfterMath and then they began transporting her across the boat yard. In just minutes, she was placed in the water and tied up so Tom and John could do a quick check that all was well before they started the engines. Thankfully, the launch went easily and they were able to get underway to our dock. We are staying in Spicer’s Marina in Noank, CT, where the boat was on the hard this winter, for a few weeks while we continue to learn about our new home and wait for the dinghy we ordered to arrive.
As promised, I am including some pictures of the interior today. While we have things pretty much squared away, we haven’t hung pictures yet, or changed pillows on the sofa, or fixed up the pilot house or gotten bedspreads for the v berth, but you can see pretty much what the inside looks like now. Soon I’ll get more pictures from the boat to show the cockpit and the flybridge too.
This is the main salon, or our living room.
The pilot house.
Stairs to the bedrooms.
The v berth and a shot looking from the pilot house into the salon.
We will add more pictures as we start getting some decorating done soon!