We took a chance on the Blue Pearl and were very pleasantly surprised by the charm and unique qualities of boating life. The pictures were accurate, the arrival email was detailed, the directions were good, the boat was well stocked, and Deb was very responsive to questions both before and once we arrived. The marina is in an industrial neighborhood and over looks a working drawbridge with a lot of traffic, but I did not find the noise disturbing. We liked watching the big boats go under the raised drawbridge. We were traveling with 4 teens, and they found a way to all sleep in the loft with the two mattresses, an air mattress provided and one we brought. They were kinda crammed up there, but liked it that way, and that freed up the living room space for, well, living. The only time we felt the boat rock was when there were gale force winds, so we just left earlier than planned for the day. It was not a problem. Thank you for a great stay!