3RD PLACE: Dessert First, Grand Banks 46
“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.