STATEWIDE – Living the dream sounds like fun and spontaneous, especially during a pandemic.
For the past several years, Brian Trautman has been living happily lost at sea with his wife in their 53-foot boat.
Trautman started off as a software analyst for Microsoft, however having the regular 9 to 5 job wasn’t fulfilling enough.
“That’s no way to live your life. I don’t want to spend the next 30 to 40 years doing this. So i had very little sailing experience in a land lock state and sold everything and bought a sailboat that is capable of doing and crossing the oceans and went for it,” said Brian Trautman, captain of Delos.
According to Trautman, it was only supposed to be an 18-month trip but turned to 12-years.
Trautman’s wife, Karin, was invited for a sail and fell in love with the lifestyle.
As of now, they are living in paradise with a new crew member, their 14-month old daughter.
“We went on crazy adventures and doing long trips and like Karin said. We just wanted to do more like family time for a little while and have the whole boat to ourselves and slow down a little bit and enjoy it,” said Trautman.
Living on the sea sound like a life of fun and adventure, but sometimes riding the Delos can bring forth a rocky experience.
“When we left Asia and went to Africa it was seven people on board and we needed to stock up the boat for about six months and it was a long trip without no stores, any food except fishing,” said Karin Trautman, wife of Brian.
According to Karin, it was the best decision they’ve ever made.
“Being able to show all of this to Sierra. We’ve sailed up to Maine, she was like on the beach, there were seals, it was super cold and now we are sailing south and now there will be beaches for her.” said Karin.