Originally built by Carriacou master Shipwright Zepharin McKlaren in 1984 as a cargo vessel, she plied the waters of the Grenadines for over 15 years.
After a handful of owners over the years she ended up in Antigua. Sadly, her owner could not afford the constant maintenance and costs of upkeep so when we met her she was in extremely poor health lying in English Harbour, Antigua, riddled with worm below the waterline and freshwater rot on the decks above the waterline. Reluctant to sell her but knowing he had to let her go, Good Expectation changed hands again in September 2011.
In order to make her seaworthy and pass inspection she underwent a 3 month structural make over in Jolly Harbour, Antigua before we sailed her back to St Lucia for finishing off. All in all and a refit lasting over 6 months we restored her to her former glory, with numerous additions such as engine and engine compartment, cabin and washroom and a suite of new sails.