Jim Palmer

My love of water started very early as my grandparents had a small cottage on a lake. My grandfather had the first motorboat – a 14’ Crestliner with a 40 HP Johnson. Later in my teens my dad bought a 21’ bowrider when we lived on the coast of Massachusetts. When Stephanie and I got married, I told her I wanted us to have a boat and instead we started having kids! Thirty-four years later, our four kids have grown and moved on and we bought a 30’ Sea Ray Sundancer. We totally fell in love with the boating lifestyle. Three years later, as Stephanie was wrapping up her 30 year career in early childhood education, she came home one day and suggested that we go on a big adventure. A couple days later she had the idea to live on a boat! I instantly said “yes!” I am fortunate to be able to run my coaching business from the boat and we’re having the time of our lives.

The Survey

One of the most important things you can do when purchasing a boat is to hire an experienced captain and certified surveyor. Stephanie and I feel so blessed to hire the best in the business, Captain Robert ‘Buz’ Woodward. Buz went over our boat from top to bottom, bow to stern and we then scheduled …

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