Fast isn't always best. What if you want to slow down and smell the roses- or the sea air? or meander about to watch the manatees, follow the dolphins (sea mammals, not the football team) or just plain relax and cruise around the United States? Visiting small off the beaten path anchorages and meeting other cruisers sounds like fun to us!
(NOTE: We no longer charter our boat but are pleased to come aboard YOUR boat anywhere for personal training with you and your mate)
That means you need to think outside of the box -or the boat- and move into the cruising lifestyle.
A couple from Orange Beach, AL want to see if they could travel at displacement speeds. That seems like an oxymoron? Displacement Speed? They are considering a larger self-contained trawler. After three days aboard with us they learn all about vessel systems, energy management, provisioning, anchoring overnight and maneuvering a large 44 foot 36 ton boat.
Take a cruise -at displacement speeds- through the photos below to see if this is for YOU!