Our First Sponsor: The Foam Factory

Fata Morgana sailed into our lives almost a month ago. But she came with her little caprices and peculiarities (no one is perfect).

No mattresses.

Big white cabins with big berths and lots of space and storage, but no mattresses. What happened to them? Did they get wet and rotted away? Did someone stole them one night when the boat was alone? Did they burn or evaporated or flew away like flying carpets do, but in a more clumsy corpulent manner? We will never know for sure.

We concluded: we had to get new mattresses.

So we asked around:

–  Who can help us? Who has what we need?

The Foam Factory, they said.

We Googled The Foam Factory and we found them!

The assortment of different products they offer baffled us: seven varieties of mattresses; eleven types of cushions; thirteen different sorts of open cell foams; an array of closed cell foams, nine variations of acoustic foams, outdoor foams, foams for pillows, for seats, for basements, for children, for pets (each coming in tens of different sizes and thicknesses)! How to choose, how to decide?

So we sent messages to The Foam Factory, and we called them, and we pleaded for help. We were a child lost in Marrakesh, and they saved us. They took us by the hand, and they led us through the whole process of choosing and ordering.

First, they helped us decide which is the best foam for Fata Morgana, for the conditions we will be living in, for our personal preferences of mattress hardness and thickness.

Second, they sent us the foam: two big round packages more carefully wrapped and exciting than birthday presents. They came after two days only all the way from Michigan right here in the boatyard in Key West, where Fata Morgana was waiting for them. Shipping and handling: FREE!

Third, as we opened the rounded packages a miracle happened: they did the opposite of what balloons do when you let them free in the air: they gasped and they grew big and they stretched, and out of their plastic cocoons, thick sparkling blue sheets of foam spread in front of our gazes. We admired them for a wile with tenderness, then we measured, we cut, and we placed them in the boat cabins’ berths with much care and satisfaction.

And this is not the end of the story about our new mattress. Here is the most important part:

The Foam Factory was the first company to believe in our journey, in us. They became our first sponsor by giving us a pleasant discount!

Thank you, The Foam Factory, for all your professional help and your generosity, you are the best!

 This is the foam: before and after we opened the package.

This is the foam: before and after we opened the package.

This is one of the cabins: before the Foam and after the Foam.

This is one of the cabins: before the Foam and after the Foam.

Maya is trying the foam. She likes it!

Maya is trying the foam. She likes it!

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9 thoughts on “Our First Sponsor: The Foam Factory

  1. Brian and Joyce

    Great for you guys. Now you can all have a good sleep on nice, soft, fluffy and most of all comfortable blue serene foam beds. Free fast shipping and a discount……………how much better can that get? ENJOY!!!!!!

    • Thank you guys! Yes, we are happy! Now we still need to get the ticking fabric and wrap the foam to make the mattresses!

  2. Great stuff. It’s so nice to see a company helping out with your journey. Hopefully others join in along the way.

    • yes, it is really hopeful!

      And it is harder in the beginning to kind of take the plunge and believe in something that is just about to start. That is what these guys did, and we are very grateful.

  3. Will all of your followers get this discount? I just replaced one half of the V with a local company and if I have to replace the whole boat at that price I might have to sell her! Haha. I do love a firm piece of foam instead of a pillowtop mattress…..it seems fate has designed me to sleep on a boat. Congrats on the new berth stuffing!

    • Rob, you should definitely call The Foam Factory and see what they have to offer! I think their prices are the best and they also have a price matching policy. If you find something cheaper, they will match the price minus 10%!!!!

      “Found foam at a better price?
      Foam Factory is dedicated to being the most competitive foam supplier on the market. If you find another company that has the item at a better price, Contact Us and we will beat it by 10 percent!”

  4. Rob D .. you got all of the Sleeping genes then … because I can’t get a good nights sleep no matter where I lay down 😛

    Congratulations guys!

  5. It’s good to see another blog about sailing. I look forward to more of your writings and pictures. I like the photo of the paper boat.

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