Our Story


After graduating from high school in 2003, I bought a Privateer 26 for $5,000 using money I had saved up from working as a bagger at a grocery store and a $2,500 bank loan.
I had no previous sailing experience.


My long-time girlfriend and I sailed to Lake Huron's North Channel in Canada.


With out thinking, I made an offer to buy a Privateer 35 (the big sister of the Privateer 26) in upstate New York for $9,000. I sold the Privateer 26, and with nothing better to do, figured I'd sail the Privateer 35 south and live on it.


LeeAnn and I sailed out of the Great Lakes, taking the Oswgeo Canal to the Erie Canal, to the Hudson River, to the Ocean. We sailed to Charleston, SC where we got a dock and spent a year working and saving up money.


We left for the Bahamas.


LeeAnn and I got married in the Exumas.


In the spring, we returned to Florida and sold the boat. There were many reasons for this:

1. A Privateer 35 is a very pretty boat, but it isn't particularly well suited for living aboard.
2. We wanted to put some money into a retirement account.
3. We wanted to have kids.


After 5 years of saving up, we bought a Lagoon 380 catamaran in Annapolis, MD
and sailed it home to Michigan.


We're currently living on land, we have a two year old boy and a baby on the way. We're sailing on the Great Lakes while we save up for the next big cruise.


We head south and spent the winter sailing in the Florida Keys. 


We sailed the boat up to North Carolina and left it on the hard. We returned home to Michigan.


We planned to sail to the Bahamas, but the COVID-19 pandemic prevented that. We decided to sell our boat and hang up our sails for the time being. We traveled long and far, and it's time for our kids to gain a sense of normalcy to their lives. We plan to cruise again when they are older, and can't wait for that day to come!