Then there's Joanne and Gary Wollenberg. Little did they know that one day, not only would they be the owners of Bozo Cinque, a luxurious Amel 54, but that they'd do an Atlantic crossing on her, the precursor to living aboard and cruising full-time in retirement. They weren't even sailors back then. They were powerboaters.
Varied as their stories may be, what the Wollenbergs, the Hofmanns, Morgan, and many others have in common is that a Cruising World Adventure Charter trip kick-started their cruising careers. And these sailors are, according to charter broker and retired international banker Peter King, merely the tip of the iceberg. King and his wife, Carol, own King Yacht Charters; they're the exclusive agents for the magazine's sailing-vacation program. Started in 1989 by CW editors, the success of the voyages stems from their authenticity.