A retired couple is living the dream as liveaboards on a top-notch trawler
Is that old marine stereo played out? Installing a new system might be easier than you think
For one Florida couple, the smooth ride and speedy performance of a Sea Vee 370Z meets their needs.
A serious angler says the Pacemaker Wahoo 26 is a really great catch.
When a retired couple decided to live aboard, their search led them to a Pearson 365 sloop that turned out to be the perfect platform.
Ron Gallagher’s Jersey Cape 36 Express was designed as a marlin-catching, tournament-topping machine.
The East Bay 43 Flybridge was a popular Grand Banks model drawn with good- looking Downeast lines.
Sara and Scott Conner consider their 2001 model their dreamboat.
For TJ Karbowski, it was all about the fishing—the camaraderie, the excitement of the chase, the joy of being on the water with a good boat under him.
Roberto Labrador was
looking for a sailboat to carry him around the world. He found a capable cruiser, and his dream boat, in a robust Tartan 37.
Bill Doherty has owned a number of fishing boats, but his Henriques 42 Flybridge is the fish boat of his dreams.
Back in 2005, Howard Newman tested a boat at the Palm Beach International Boat Show.
Jon Baker needed a 30-plus-foot boat to safely take his family and friends on longer trips offshore. A 2010 Regulator 34 Center Console fit the bill.
In 2001, Ed and Vivian Steele sold their business and started looking for something to do for a few years.
So many boats, so many ways to get out on the water. For Allan and Sally Seymour, it was trailer-boating with a 19-foot Boston Whaler, covering the East Coast from New England to Norfolk, Virginia.
When a couple has logged a lifetime’s worth of boating, they know what they want out of the lifestyle; they know how to be comfortable in, and on, the boat of their choice.
You can’t get much closer to the water than you do in a kayak. That kind of one-on-one feeling is what got Vickie Silvia started on boats.
The dream was always there. “For years, I would go past marinas on beautiful summer days, full of boats that no one ever seemed to use,” says Peter Clarke.
Steve Ehrler and Jan Murphy wanted to try the liveaboard lifestyle. They were looking for a good boat, about 10 years old, well equipped and well maintained, says Ehrler, 63, a former Navy submarine officer. “It also had to feel like home,” he says.
The seeds of a boating life are sown early. Brian Torrance has been on the water for as long as he can remember.
Designed by Bruce King and inspired by L. Francis Herreshoff’s Ticonderoga, Whitehawk’s 105-foot, cold-molded hull launched in 1978 from Rockland, Maine.
Life doesn’t stay the same. Boats don’t, either.
We all know the feeling. Walking off the dock after a day on the water, you can’t resist turning around and taking one last look at your boat.