Our Story

After completing the “Great Loop” in 2017, we continued to cruise until the end of 2018 when we sold our 390 Mainship. We started our business shortly after and planned on settling down and purchasing a house. Our first job came before the house and it involved not only training a new boat-owning couple, but moving their vessel from North Carolina to Alabama.  We loved it so much, we decided to shift focus from buying a home to buying another boat. Capable Cruising isn’t just our passion, it’s our life.

Scott learned advanced boat handling as a Coxwain in the Coast Guard.  Both Scott and Karen have continued their education by taking courses and obtaining their Captain’s Licenses.


We purchased a beautiful Meridian 408 “DunRunnin.”  In addition to onboard training, and deliver, the purchase of DunRunnin has allowed us to offer the unique service of “Taste of The Loop Cruises” out of Fort Myers, Florida.  Come join us on our boat to see what living aboard is all about.


Meet Us


Karen and Scott

Karen and Scott DeVoll have been married since 1981.  Scott is a licensed Captain, who is a Coast Guard trained Coxswain. He is a certified medical first responder, a retired firefighter with years of water rescue training, and was trained as a commercial diver. In his spare time, he has built and restored wooden boats. Karen is also a licensed Captain and retired medical assistant where she had medical first responder training. Through researching and planning trips, she has extensive knowledge in provisioning and outfitting the boat.  She is an efficient organizer who provides training in line handling, deck maintenance, and assistance with boat operations. Both are Red Cross certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED. They are lifetime members and sponsors of the American Great Loop Cruisers’ Association (AGLCA)