Captain R, I wanted to thank you for your help in finding the right vessel for me. We have enjoyed the Beneteau 473 so much and I know that it was a fast and furious search and purchase. You and your team made it possible for me to get this and to then get my business going on this. I am including a few pictures but if you go to the Island Sailing facebook page you will see all of the pictures of the boat, including the weeks in the Abacos this summer! My brother-in-law who was with me when I first viewed the boat came along and can barely recognize it – new canvass dodger, bimini and covers from the old green to a nice tan with black accents, new black sacrificial on the sails, new marine latex mattresses throughout, new upholstery in the salon, new dinghy (the one that came with had a water leak in the RIB), removed the green accents on the topsides and waxed the hull, new running rigging and lots of little things to make her great. She sailed like a dream and handled the seas well – just a few spider cracks in the gel coat to deal with. We are planning on taking her to the Exumas next summer.