M/V "Yet To Be" is a 44', 1979 Gulfstar Motor Cruiser, US built in the Tampa Bay area, launched in the Gulf of
Mexico. She has twin diesel Perkins 160 h.p. engines and a huge, stand up engine room. Although, she is a very slow
cruiser vs. being a speedster (sorry Ken)! We closed the purchase on 04-04-2014, buying from folks in the Fort Pierce, Florida area. They owned the Gulfstar for about 12
years and she was lived aboard for much of that time. Previous to us, her name was Snow Goose. We chose to rename her, taking a phrase from a Robert Browning poem... "Grow Old Along With Me, the
Best is YET TO BE". John Lennon also used the line in a song he wrote called "Grow Old Along With Me". Yet To Be has an aft hardtop, solar panels, a flybridge, and a great sundeck.
The dinghy crane and dinghy sit on top of the sundeck roof. We have a wonderful, teak lined interior, including a huge aft master berth. She just has two berths, vs. the three on
Meant To Be. She has two full heads (each with their own shower) and our head even has a tub. There is a great galley with a propane stove (yea!), larger
refrigerator and lots of storage. We have a roomy salon with a double reclining leather love seat and two rattan swivel chairs. There is an eating counter vs. a dinette, which seems to suit us
We weren't sure what we would end up with when we sold Meant To Be. We spent about a year going to boat shows and traveling/looking around. We thought we wanted something smaller, newer and more nimble than the catamaran. But, comfort for us, and additionally for Miko, won out. We took delivery of our new (to us) vessel and pulled her into Harbourtown Marina in Fort Pierce for a few days. We wanted to have time to do a few projects and get acquainted with our vessel before pulling out, heading home to Brunswick, Georgia.
She was built in 2003 in South Africa by Robertson & Caine and is a three cabin,
owner's version model called "Leopard".
This website is the chronical of the adventures of two escapees from corporate America. We sold our business, sold our house, headed to the Georgia coast & bought a boat.
After losing several dear friends who did not live long enough to fully enjoy their retirement dreams, the crew of "Meant To Be" decided to live for today, spend the retirement money & have an adventure.
Once broke, we can always go back to work!
A Lifestyle Dedicated to The Friends We've Lost, Way Too Soon:
Cathy Faulconer, Keith Ogelsby, Uncle Ron Johnson, Mike Garfield, Hal Buchanan, Glen Phillips, John Brooks, Nelson Rhodes, Mike McBrearty, Arnie McBrearty, John Oulette, Jim Talton, Jim Knorr and Judy McJunkin.
To all of Ken and Cindy's family, friends, and visitors to this site:
Please take care of your health, plan for tomorrow...but remember to LIVE for today!
Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So, love the people who treat you right. Forget about the one's who don't. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it. Friends are like balloons..once you let them go, you can't get them back. We're gonna tie you to our hearts so we never lose you.
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