We are Mark and Denise Gillespie from Winter Park, FL aboard the motor vessel “Island Office”.

We have traveled the waters in both sail and power boats, and now have over 16,000 nautical miles on our current vessel.  This includes completing the Great American Loop in 2015 – 2016, where we obtained the “Gold Looper” status from the AGLCA (America’s Great Loop Association). In 2017 we traveled from Florida to Maine, spending the summer months enjoying lobster, cod and all that Maine had to offer.  In 2018 we enjoyed several short trips around Florida including crossing Lake Okeechobee and many great spots on both coasts.  In 2019 we completed the Down East Loop which afforded us an adventure along the St. Lawrence Seaway, and the Canadian provinces of Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia.

We own a management consulting firm for manufacturers and distribution companies (The Denmark Group, Inc.) and since we are not retired we work while cruising; thus our boat’s name.

Our cruising vessel of choice (Island Office) is a Back Cove 37 that is manufactured in Rockland, Maine. She is a down-east design boat with classic lines and lots of nice features.  You can learn more about these fine boats at Back Cove Yachts.


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