Cavileer 44 Convertible — By Jeffrey Moser
— October 2005
Meeting in the Middle
Jack and Star Thomas knew what they wanted in their next boat, although admittedly they were each looking for something slightly different.
Jack, a former fishing guide and licensed captain who’s out rod-bending “only when he’s awake” and whose fanatical fishing forays have earned him a top-15-in-the-world kingfish ranking, was looking for a boat that matched the fishability of the mid-40-foot custom express boat he’d been fishing for the last few years. Star was looking for interior space and a boat that would be comfortable for them and another couple on their many trips to the Bahamas.
“We looked at several production and semicustom boats, and we [both] had a visual picture of what we were looking for,” says Jack, to which Star adds, “and then we saw the Cavileer 48 at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show and were very impressed.” According to Jack, the 48 Cavileer measured up to all of the boats they’d seen in the 40- to 50-foot range. When they learned Cavileer was working on a shallow-draft 44-footer, they planned a visit to the Cavileer facility and ended up signing up for Hull No. 1.
“It’s been a very pleasant experience working with Cavileer,” says Jack, and Star nods in agreement. “For us, this boat is the best of both worlds,” she adds.
Brown Eyed-Girl’s homeport is Sanibel, Florida. —J.M.
This article originally appeared in the November 2005 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.