Joe and Melanie Cloutier

Krogen 58

Joe Cloutier, retired real estate and television executive, enjoys ham radio and photography. J. Melanie Cloutier, fine artist and retired television art director, loves painting, local history, and walking their dog, Bentley.

The Boat: 

SPECTRA, a 2004 Kadey-Krogen 58, purchased in 2006. “We named her SPECTRA because as an artist, I work with the light spectrum while Joe uses the radio and audio spectrum with his ham radio. It also has a ‘Wonder Woman’ quality about it.”

Favorite Cruising Destination: 

“Maine and George Town in the Exumas. After visiting the Bahamas again this winter, we are considering cruising to South America during the summer, and then on to the Pacific. ”

Reason for Boatyard Stop: 

“Zimmerman Marine installed an ESI fuel polishing system, larger hydraulic steering cylinders, repaired some damaged gelcoat areas, created a worktable for Melanie’s art projects, and installed a custom bow eye for storm anchoring and towing.”

Why Zimmerman Marine?: 

"We came to ZMI the first time based on their reputation. We returned because we were so pleased with their communication with us, the quality of the work, and the care the personnel took of our boat.”