3RD PLACE: Dessert First, Grand Banks 46

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“We were at the 2016 Ana­cortes, Wash­ing­ton, TrawlerFest eat­ing cin­na­mon rolls at the Cal­ico Cup­board when our boat name clicked for my wife and me: ‘Dessert First!’ We of­ten or­der dessert in­stead of an ap­pe­tizer and get the strangest looks from wait­staff. How­ever, the un­der­ly­ing mean­ing is in the fact that we be­gan our cruis­ing ad­ven­tures be­fore a house, kids, or re­tire­ment aboard our Grand Banks 46 Clas­sic.”


The Bar­tos will be bring­ing a new toy to Dessert First, a brand­new Icom IC-M25 VHF hand­held ra­dio. A hand­held VHF is a musthave for ev­ery boat­ing ad­ven­ture, from your ditch bag to rides ashore in the dinghy. The Icom M25 not only floats but also has a flash­ing light that ac­ti­vates when it hits the wa­ter, even if the ra­dio is off. With a 1500mAh Li-Ion bat­tery the ra­dio has an 11-hour oper­a­tion time be­tween charges and fea­tures an out­put power of up to 5 watts.

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