Bruce and Cherryl at the end of our first “Bareboat” charter. We spent a week sailing in the British Virgin Islands, had a fantastic time, and couldn’t help but think the name of our charted boat was an omen… Our Destiny!
Bruce grew up around boats in Southern California. He likes to mention that he won his first sailing race when he was 9 years old. (He usually neglects to admit he hasn’t won a race since). Through high school and college he spent a lot of time with ski boats, but then marriage, kids and a dental profession took precedence over boating.
Cherryl did what growing up she did in Hawaii. She developed a great love for the water and all that lives in it. Then time spent in Monterey, California in high school enhanced her appreciation of all things oceanic.
A few years ago, while doing continuing dental education in Florida, we looked at all the beautiful sailboats. After spending time around so many boats, we decided it would be great to live on a boat, and see where all it could take us. So we have done classes to get sailing certifications and chartered different types of boats in different locations, including the British Virgin Islands, Chesapeake Bay, Puget Sound, and Florida and California.
Then we decided a sailboat big enough to live on, and cross oceans, was more rigging than we wanted to work with. So we looked into a powerboat, specifically a trawler, because of their seaworthiness, comfort and fuel efficiency. So we are somewhat new to boating, and very new to big powerboats. Feel free to follow us and see what adventures we get into!