“We’ve enjoyed nearly five amazing years on the 158CS with countless trips to JB’s Fish Camp to various islands in the New Smyrna Beach and Edgewater area as well as random trips to the offshore bell buoy,” said Jennifer Perry. “She may be little, but she is fierce!”
For the Perrys, it was time for a bigger boat.
Jennifer and her husband, Todd, had a new addition to the family. It seemed that it was time.
“In February 2020, we announced our pregnancy while holding a baby life jacket in front of the 158CS out on the water with the caption: We’re going to need a bigger boat.”
“With our last name being, Perry. Todd has always said maybe he would name the dreamboat Perrydise. One day after we found out we were expecting a girl. Todd came home from work and said, ‘I’ve been thinking today and the big boat one day will be named: Always Mallie.’
Their daughter’s namesake would live on one of their dreams — fitting to say the least. Their daughter is due in August. But the 245CC wasn’t into the picture just yet.
With the Covid-19 pandemic sweeping across America and more time at home, Todd was back to dreaming on “boatbuilder” and Jennifer planned on a nursery.
One day during the slow business hours of the shutdown, Todd called Jennifer to let her know the seafoam green 245CC she found a year ago online was still available at the local dealership.
Todd took needing a bigger boat to heart. They found their dreamboat. A 2020 245CC with twin Yamaha 150s, white on white.
“It was exactly the boat we have built online for years,” she said. “It was ours a few short days later. Always Mallie was home!”
For the Perrys, it’s not just the present moment that brings them smiles on their face. It’s the near future. The memories that stay with you for a lifetime.
“We have years ahead of memories to make on her. We are looking forward to one day crossing Atlantic to the Bahamas, exploring the coastline of Florida and maybe even go up the coast to South Georgia,” she said. “I guess, we’re going to have to catch a few fish here and there too.”
The Perrys are part of our family in more ways than one.
“With both of us being born and raised in New Smyrna Beach, Todd being a business owner in Edgewater, there is no coincidence our lifestyle revolves around the water. Our favorite boatbuilder is Edgewater Boats. Our love for the brand has only grown with time.”