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Cruisers 4450 Express

Kermit and Katherine Ruegamer had the dream, did the homework and made the plan. Now they’re ready to “rock ’n’ roll.”

The Ohio couple has moved aboard a 2001 Cruisers 4450 aft cabin Express Motoryacht, embracing the liveaboard lifestyle. “Good Karma is going to be our full-time home for the foreseeable future,” says Kermit Ruegamer, 64, who retired from a Fortune 500 sales career.



Monk 36

George “Rip” Tyler admits it was not the ideal sea trial. First, the engine quit on the boat he intended to buy just as he and the owner were returning to the marina. They dropped the anchor and found it was a quick fix. Glad to be running again, they went to raise the anchor, but it was snagged on an underwater cable. “We had to toss over the rode with a buoy,” Tyler recalls. “I imagined the owner thinking, No way this guy is going to buy this boat.”



Californian 42 LRC

Curt Corda is a farmer who’s in love with the sea. The 63-year-old San Diego native has been on the water for as long as he can remember. The first boat he owned was a 15-foot Glastron with a 100-hp 6-cylinder outboard, which he used around Mission Beach. He also has owned Venture 21 and MacGregor 24 sailboats and a Pacifica 44 Sportfisher. He’s fished San Diego Marlin Club tournaments and cruised as far as La Paz, Mexico.



Bertram 28 Flybridge

The boat looked like hell. After two and a half years on the hard, it was filthy. The plywood cabin doors were falling off their hinges. The tops of the Ford inboards were rusted from dripping water. The cabin was damp and moldy. And it was just the boat Steve Rodstrom was looking for: a 1977 Bertram 28 Flybridge Cruiser.



Grady-White 280 Marlin

“We’ve got a little slice of paradise down here.” That’s how Brian Cunningham describes the boating around his Vero Beach, Florida, home. Fishing, cruising, running out to the islands — he and his wife, Karen, and their extended family do it all.

“We like to fish,” says Cunningham, 56, who is originally from New Jersey. “We have three daughters and two grandkids. They love to get in the water, they love to go boating, and we do it as a family.



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