Robert Brown from Capstan Marine in Richmond, BC trailered our 228 Seafarer Grady White - ( It will be named "Tender to Springer" ) to Campbell River, to commission the boat and conduct the final signoff. I was impressed that Robert would decide to do this on a Sunday morning for our benefit. We put the boat in the water at the Discovery Harbour Marina, and reviewed all of the systems on the boat. We headed out of the Marina and made our way up to Seymour Narrows checking boat functions and reviewing the systems. There is nothing on the market that handles and drives like a Grady White. This boat has the technical engineering and hull strength to go through rougher water and I have the ability to operate in. I feel quite comfortable knowing that this is one of the safest fishing boats on the market. Robert spent the entire morning with us reviewing boat functions and handling procedures, and we finally tied up in our slip at the Marina.
I can't say enough about Robert's professionalism in this boat transaction. From the day we purchased this boat, Robert arranged for all of the upgrades with little fanfare or questions required. Sherry and I have been quite fortunate in our last few choices of boats. Our 26 foot Commander was an exceptional boat with a high degree of quality throughout. Ken Stewart from Canmar Yacht Sales is an excellent broker that was always there to answer technical questions. Our Grady White follows that same theme. I consider Ken and Robert to give both exeptional technical advice and great service.
This will be our primary fishing boat as well as a tender for our 42 foot North Pacific when we go to Alaska next year. It has radar, fish finder, GPS and the boat is powered by a 250HP 4 stroke Yamaha.