Debbie and Alan Wagner are fans of music, especially the songs of legendary folk singer/songwriter James Taylor. And in the opening verse of his song “Secret of Life,” the couple found a name for their custom-built trawler.

Recently they submitted their boat’s name, Passage of Time, to PassageMaker’s boat name contest. Thankfully, they also included a photograph of her. A month later, I was driving over the bridge to Davis Islands, a secluded neighborhood near downtown Tampa, Florida, to visit with the Wagners.

Denise and Alan are native Floridians, both born on the Davis Islands. Boating runs in their family, and their own first boat was a typical Sea Ray cruiser common on the west coast of Florida. It was a great starter boat for their young family, but as their son and daughter grew

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