Day: July 14, 2021

Cranchi E26 Rider delivery day

We finally got the boat today! After all the delays, I was skeptical that we’d really get the boat this week. I was assured that the boat was actually on the ship that was anchored in Puget Sound for almost two weeks waiting in line to get docked but I didn’t know for sure. It was unloaded on Sunday and the trucking company was able to pick it up today, I assume after going through customs and other red tape.

Hamid, our sales guy from Newport Boats, flew up from Los Angeles late last night and met the trucking company at the shipyard this morning. He sent me photos at each stage…

He hired a captain to take it from the shipyard to the Seattle Yacht Club where we met them at our slip.

Gay, Hamid & Me

Hamid poured us some Prosecco and we motored out of Portage Bay and cruised across Lake Washington to Carillon Point and back.

Gay, me & Captain Chris

Note that I intentionally wore clothes to match the boat: white shirt to match the interior, aqua blue jeans to match the hull, a blue/white watchband to match both and brown shoes to match the decking. Hamid even gave us an Italian flag.

After Chris and Hamid left, Gay and I went to the deck at the yacht club for an appetizer and a cocktail and to hold a table for dinner. Eva was at a birthday party so Gay went home to pick up Havana and Hudson while I read over the stack of manuals that came with the boat. We had a nice dinner at the yacht club, then Gay left again to pick up Eva from the party at Green Lake and then we met on the boat again to go cruising into Lake Union until sunset.

Seattle skyline from Lake Union
Havana, Eva & Hudson