Your San Juan Island Charter Boat Crew
Captain Ron Fugere and Mate Mari Hauser always have a ready smile and laughter is never far from the surface. You will find them agreeable shipmates on your San Juan Islands charter boat adventure. But above all else, they take your safety and comfort very seriously.
Captain Ron was born and raised in the Puget Sound region of Washington State. Before turning his passion for boats into a sailing career, Ron cruised extensively throughout the Pacific Northwest. It was on a 5-month solo sailing adventure that Ron came to dream of sharing the experience of sailboat cruising with others. In pursuit of his vision, he obtained his USCG Merchant Mariner 100 ton master’s license. He served as relief skipper of a small, private ferry before taking a job with a Seattle dining cruise company, commanding their 64’, 90’, and 105’ power yachts. It was a dream come true! But as time went by, he would cast an envious eye on the sailboats riding a fresh breeze. He came to realize that he had drifted off course. In navigation, allowances must be made for leeway and the set of the current. We call this “course made good.” The time had come for him to change course and again pursue his dreams under sail. “Dreams made good!”
Mari Hauser met Captain Ron as a guest on one of his dining cruises, where she was taken with his avuncular, gregarious nature.They have been inseparable ever since. Mari brings with her extensive experience in marketing, design, hospitality and catering to Diminuendo; she oversees guest services and meal prep on each all-inclusive adventure. Mari shares Ron’s vision for NW Sailing Adventures, and she was the driving force behind the successful launch of our website and marketing strategy.