Thank You SeaRay/Four Seasons for the trip of a lifetime!

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  1. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    IMG_3214.PNG So has anyone here actually ever won anything? Silent auction, raffle, 50/50, Lottery! Well we did, and we can thank SeaRay and Four Seasons Resorts for it. A little background...I, like I'm sure many of you, spend a great deal of time on this website and the SeaRay website. Configuring your dream boat, researching, whatever. Well one day I come across a link for a chance to enter a trip to Hawaii and a stay at the Four Seasons in Oahu. Also a trip aboard the resorts SeaRay 400 SLX that they recently acquired. Heck, why not try? Well a short time later I'm receiving a call from Sara Fahy at SR telling me I won! At first I thought it was a scam. Must be a time share or something. But Sara's name sounded familiar to me and I called her back.
    We won! Then came the scary part... she wanted to take some pictures and video of us accepting the award. I hate having my picture taking and the whole idea scared the...you know what...out of me. I'm sure I'd mess it up.
    The day came and we met at my marina here in Al. (Barbers) She gave us a nice SR bag of goodies. SR Bag, T shirts, hats, towels, SR personalized Yeti cups...the whole works. She even treated my wife and I for dinner at a restaurant of our choosing. We really had such a nice time with her. She is a true asset to SR and you can tell she really loves her job. I think I sounded and looked stupid on the video, but she said I did ok. ;) It was raining the day we did it, so all they could video was me wiping rain water off my seats before sitting down.
    Here's a picture of the day we went to accept the prize. We're in the middle. Sara on our left and our Marine Max salesperson, Dan D is on our right.
     
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  2. my3sons

    my3sons Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 24, 2009
    NY (Lake Erie)
    2004 400DB, Onan 9 kw Gen, Highfield RIB,
    Cummins 6CTA
    Congrats!
    I’ve never won anything, at least nothing worth remembering, but that sure is. Good for you guys!
     
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  3. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    Thanks! I'll have to do this in parts since the whole updating pictures...that aren't sideways, are still a chore. :)
     
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  4. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    We were given some contact numbers for the Four Seasons and a contact person for SR's travel agent and were allowed to basically book our own flights/car. The room was an Oceanfront and we were given the top floor. The views and the Resort were absolutely amazing. IMG_3440.PNG
     

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  5. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
    Looking For Next One
    Looking For Next One
    Awesome.
     
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  6. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    We got to the resort early and while we were waiting, the Resort Manager, Graham Williamson, introduces himself to us and proceeds to give us a personal tour of the resort. Never had that happen to us before. He then asks us if we are there celebrating anything. We didn’t mention the contest win, but it so happened to be the same time as our Anniversary so BD6FA426-9CDB-4C43-A92D-BDDA5A76A09A.png we did mention that. When we checked into our room we found this. Champagne, fruit tray and personal note from him. Very impressed.
     
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  7. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    The SeaRay boat ride!
    We planned the cruise the same day as our Anniversary. We were given a note in our room to call when we were ready. Asked what we wanted to drink and if we had any food allergies. Went down to the Valet and they had a Lincoln Navigator waiting to give us a ride to the Marina. When we got there the crew (2) were finishing cleaning up the boat. They had us link our music to the blue tooth and we were off....
    This was the first day of the season for the bigger swells and the boat handled it great. We saw some local surfing spots, turtles, and some amazing scenery. We stopped for a sunset dinner, served on the boat and provided from the chef at Mina’s Fish House there at the Four Seasons. There was enough food for 6 and it was simply amazing. After that, back home to the Marina. What an amazing night on the water. They even let me drive! Definitely an Anniversary we’ll never forget!
     

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  8. Strypes

    Strypes Active Member

    835
    Dec 10, 2015
    Catawba Island
    12 Meter Trojan International Motor Yacht
    Boston Whaler 235 Conquest
    454 Crusaders
    Mercury 225 4-Stroke
    Outstanding! Congratulations!
     
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  9. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    From the boat ride.
     

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  10. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    What a memorable experience. Thank you for sharing...

    (where did you sign up for the contest? Just checking for next year... LOL )
     
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  11. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    haha...I think the regular site. SeaRay.com
     
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  12. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    BTW... We really consider ourselves truly blessed. A trip like this would not have been possible for us at this time and visiting Hawaii was something we had always dreamed of. It was really amazing and something we will never forget.
     
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  13. boatman37

    boatman37 Well-Known Member

    Jun 6, 2015
    pittsburgh
    2006 Crownline 250CR. 5.7 Merc BIII
    Previous: 1986 Sea Ray 250 Sundancer. 260 Merc Alpha 1 Gen 1
    5.7 Merc BIII
    Nice! We won a brand new 2007 BMW X3 back in 2007. Problem was we had 4 kids and wife had a 2006 Jeep Commander that we bought new a year earlier and I had bought a2007 Ram 1500 3 weeks earlier. We needed the 3 row seating and I didn't want to get rid of my truck so we took the cash. That's the only thing we have ever won worth mentioning.
     
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  14. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    And thought provoking and inspiring at the same time.
     

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  15. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    That’s worth mentioning for sure!
     
  16. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Bridog, you two scored big time. I guess I should be spending more time perusing SeaRay.com.

    I won a huge lottery when I found my wife. She's a peach. 20191231_191015.jpg
     
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  17. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    What a cool story. Thanks for sharing!!
     
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  18. Boat Guy

    Boat Guy Well-Known Member

    Well, Aloha....I'm usually on that volcano this time of year, but took a detour....

    What a fantastic story, and congrats...The Four Seasons, while way out of the way, is one of the nicest properties on Oahu...Personally, I think one of the best places for sunsets...

    I've been to that marina and thought about leaving a boat there. Very nice...And FYI, Ellison usually keeps his vessel there.

    While true, the swells pick up in the winter, the south side is usually tame....North shore, not so much...Perhaps you had an opportunity to drive up there? What was your route / destination when you were on the SR?

    The waters out there are no joke...You're in a 1000'+ water soon after you leave the channel...
     
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  19. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    Congratulations! Thanks for sharing!
     
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  20. ENstig8or

    ENstig8or Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    141
    Jun 4, 2013
    New Jersey
    2003 Sea Ray 450 Express Bridge.....

    2016 Sea Ray 21 SPX BR
    Cummins 480CE (450)
    Mercruiser 4.3L (21 SPX)
    That's truly awesome!! Congratulations!!
     
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