Get Out There: Do you have what it takes to make the jump to the long-range cruising lifestyle?

By Cap. Nicole Sours Larson

If you’ve always wanted to try long-range cruising, go for it, according to ROBERT DEMICHELI, the semiretired owner/captain of San Francisco-based trawler Odyssey. DeMicheli, who has cruised the North American East and West coast plus Mexico and the Caribbean with his wife, Jackie, for more than 10 years, often provides interested recreational boaters with advice about the cruising lifestyle.

“Get up and go. Give it a try. You don’t know until you try it. It’s not for everyone. Until you do some long-range cruising, how do you know? Only you can make your dream come true,” DeMicheli said.