It all started in Ocean Gate Marina in New Jersey. We find Georgia’s Song on the hard for sale. We place our bid and come to terms with the owner and start the inspection and survey process. It’s mid January and we visit her for the first time. Covered in shrink wrap down to her water line and winterized. We visit with our friend Joe and discover she has been very well kept and has low engine hours (153) on the 76 H.P. turbo diesel Yanmar and surprising lower hours (23) on the 8 kw Kohler generator. The owner has been meticulous about her storage and cleanliness, she is like a new boat.
Georgia’s Song is a 2004 Hunter 456, center cockpit, sloop rigged sailboat. The 26,000 pound displacement, 5′ 6″ draft, radar, chart plotters, bow thruster, 200 gallon water storage, and 100 gallon fuel storage all fit our bill for a great live aboard sailing platform. Below deck accommodations are superb with great attention to finish detail and all the necessities for a comfortable lifestyle afloat. We have made the decision to buy a bigger boat to be able to live and explore the east coast and islands versus property down south. Our present boat is a Catalina Morgan 38 foot center cockpit sloop rigged vessel, Water Racket. We’re based on the Chesapeake Bay on Swan Creek at Osprey Point Marina in Rock Hall Maryland. Right now we plan to maintain our home in Pennsylvania and spend summers on the Chesapeake and winters somewhere south living on Georgia Song.