Steve & Nancy

Salty Turtle

Steve and Nancy Schrimsher

Steve went to high school in Naples, FL and got a Civil Engineering degree from Georgia Tech.  He started boating early fishing with his Father in the Ten Thousand Islands.  Upon graduation from Tech, he bought a 40' Rhodes Cutter and cruised the Bahamas for a year before starting a yacht canvas shop in Ft. Lauderdale.  Nancy grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and moved to Ft. Lauderdale in the early 1970's where she started working for Steve in the canvas business.  Nancy and Steve were married 29 years ago in Ft. Lauderdale where they built the canvas business that morphed into Gold Coast Tents with eventually over 100 employees.  During that time they owned several sailboats that they sailed extensively in the Bahamas.  They sold the business in 1994 and moved to Idaho to live in the mountains for a change of scenery.  They did real estate development and custom home construction in Idaho.  But the lure of the sea was too much and they bought an Island Packet 44 in 2002 and spent several winters in the Bahamas.  In 2006, they decided to do the Great Loop, so the the sailboat was sold and they bought a 44' DeFever Trawler, Salty Turtle.

In 2010, Steve & Nancy completed cruising America's Great Loop  plus an extensive cruise to the Bahamas in Salty Turtle.   They started Schrimsher Yacht Canvas in the Stuart area and now live aboard, Salty Turtle, at Sunset Bay Marina in Stuart.  More than 30 years of both sailing and power boating experience, plus their previous canvas shop experience, gives them an insight into what the canvas needs really are on a boat.  They know from experience what works and what doesn't.  Steve has a USCG 100 Ton Masters license and has thousands of miles of boat delivery experience.  Let them put their experience for You.


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