Growing up and raising a family on the Great Lakes is the northern equivalent of the Keys lifestyle. The Hajec family made the most of the short Ohio summers by spending every warm weekend on Lake Erie, enjoying time with their children, dogs, and a sense of freedom only the water can provide.

They had always loved the whole atmosphere surrounding boating—the camaraderie with other boating families, the joy of watching their children thrive in a water-centric environment, and the precious memories created aboard their boat. However, their passion was limited to just a few months of the year due to the harsh winters in Ohio.

Read full story published in Keys Life Magazine here.