As years went on their dream of finishing their sailboat and sailing the world had been pushed back time and time again due to the business taking precedence. Around this time, two long-time sailors decided they needed a lifestyle change, so they built a 40’ Composite Trimaran, packed up their belongings and two kids, and spent a year sailing and living in the Bahamas. With limited options to make money, it was time to get back to reality and upon returning, they took up work in a boat repair yard. By 1984, the owners of Noah’s were still holding on to their dream of sailing around the world, and after having met and spoken with the recently returned sailors, they ultimately decided to sell them the company, giving them time to finish building their boat.
Upon taking ownership of Noahs, the two sailors decided to move the business from the original 500 sqft shop, to a 3000 sqft shop. Here they began boat building and restoration projects in wood and fiberglass work. They continued to run a small shop that sold boat-building supplies, mainly paint and fiberglass.