This blog highlights travels of M/V DESERT VENTURE and her crew – Capt and Angie.
DESERT VENTURE (D/V) is a custom-built, all aluminum motor vessel. She is 54′ loa, 16’9″ beam, and has a 5′ draft. D/V has twin 5.9 Cummins 300 hp turbo charged diesel engines on V-drives. She has a 20 kw generator and a robust inverter system. We travel at an average speed of 7.8 knots. Regardless of where we are – at the dock, at anchor, or underway – we enjoy quality of life aboard.
The crew consists of one extremely qualified Captain and his First mate. Captain has over 4 decades of professional and leisure boating experience. First Mate has twelve years of living aboard and cruising experience. You learn a lot in that time. Every day is a new experience when living and traveling on the water.
We cruise the west coast of North America – from SE Alaska to Mexico. We traveled up and down the west coast in four round trips, going as far north as Juneau, Alaska, and as far south as Isla Barra de Navidad, MX.
We cruised full-time for more than nine years, though we lived aboard and traveled for almost thirteen years.
My blog describes our lifestyle, and gives people a view of the world and way we live aboard. We hope our lifestyle and experiences will teach, encourage, and equip people to do the same. We are baby boomers living our dream. We hope that our experiences will encourage others to seek their dreams. We loved our time aboard. We can’t count the beautiful places we saw, the wonderful people we met, friends we made, and all the memories we made along the way.
Please enjoy our blog – “Cruising Log for MV DESERT VENTURE” and her crew, Captain Bruce and Angie.