Despite seemingly living and breathing Outer Reef for the past 18 months, today was my first time actually experiencing an Outer Reef underway as we brought "RHAPSODY" down from Seattle to Tacoma. I was awed by the ride she provided despite winds kicking up to nearly 40 knots. She was quiet, stable and comfortable yet remarkably responsive.
The greatest surprise, however, was the incredibly thorough orientation to the boat that Captain Randy Ives provided over two days. This was my fourth boat purchase and I had not experienced anything approaching this level of introduction to the previous vessels. Randy methodically walked us through each and every system in the boat, including opening a vast number of access panels to demonstrate how to get to virtually anything we could ever need to access. We benefitted not only from Randy’s encyclopedic knowledge of our boat, but also from his many years of experience as captain on boats. Our time with him felt like equal parts introduction to our new boat and maritime education. I had no idea when I ordered "RHAPSODY" that she came complete with this invaluable time with Randy. Thank you for providing this to new owners. To top it off, as we entered our boat house with "RHAPSODY" for the first time and found that the light fixtures on the walls of the house would impinge on the boat, Randy had his power tool and crow bar out in minutes to remove the obstacles. He "got her done".
I am proud to have joined the Outer Reef Yachts family and look forward to years of enjoyment on "RHAPSODY'. Thank you for what you have created.
- New Owners of 700 Outer Reef Motoryacht Delivered to Seattle, WA