Owners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dream Catcher Yacht Owners

 

Kenzie began sailing on a 22’ O’Day back in the late 70’s. He soon sold it for a 28’ S-2 which he and Robin sailed extensively on Lake Champlain in Vermont. Together they moved up to a 31’ Pacific Seacraft Mariah which they sailed in New England and then in Florida off the East Coast and Florida Keys. Their next boat was a 47’ Vagabond which also was sailed in Florida, then brought to California when they moved to Dana Point in 2003. In 2006 they sold the Vag for their most recent boat, a beautiful 50′ Valiant Cruiser. They sailed “Resonance” up and down and out from the SoCal coast for 9 years and just sold her in March to a Portland sailor. They will be boatless for a spell to do some traveling and focus on the business.  Kenzie and his wife, Robin, have extensive cruising experience, including the Bahamas, Virgin Islands, Mexico, entire East Coast, Florida Keys, Bermuda, the Polynesian Islands and South Pacific.

Kenzie has delivered boats from Mexico to Tahiti and on to New Zealand for various clients. He has his 100-ton Captain’s license with a towing and sailing endorsement, and enjoys teaching sailing and delivering boats when he is not finding boats for clients. Kenzie began selling boats in New Hampshire in 1994, then moved to California to extend the boating season. He worked for the prior owners of Dream Catcher Yachts for 6 years before becoming the owner in 2009.

Robin began sailing at age 17 off the Maine Coast on Lasers and Sunfish, but quickly moved up to charter boats until she met Kenzie. She and Kenzie honeymooned on a 30’ Catalina in Penobscot Bay, Maine, in October. Brr! Robin takes care of day-to-day bookkeeping at Dream Catcher, but also works full-time for Camp Pendleton where she treats injured Marines in a sports medicine practice. Kenzie and Robin reside in San Juan Capistrano, but can often be found wandering the docks, just chatting up the boat people.

 

 

Rocksie

(11/99 – 4/14)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In April 2014 DCY said its final good bye to Rocksie, the office mascot and the best pet ever. Rocksie was often seen by Kenzie’s side for the last several years, walking the docks and visiting boats. We had hoped to support her through a natural death at age 14 and a half, but she took a sudden turn  with breathing difficulties. To prevent suffering we had to either perform heroics or euthanize. Mysteriously she had a pneumothorax, for those friends interested. The vet suspected much deeper problems, so we made the tough decision we had hoped to avoid. She went peacefully and now Dream Catcher is learning to operate without her affectionate presence.

Rocksie was totally devoted to Kenzie, as she spent all her hours with him in the DCY office. She was more intelligent than most humans, sweet of disposition and most beautiful to behold. She loved to swim, hike, chase rabbits and sail. She loved ice cream, frisbee, ball, her tempurpedic bed and organic treats. She always did just what she was told…once she was an adult. She understood more English than some humans. She now can run and play without pain again, but our lives will be very different. She taught us more than we taught her and we will celebrate her life always.