Their Huckins 46, which Rowse and Coolidge christened Northern Spy, captivated the couple during the handful of years that her previous owner cruised the waters off Rockland, Maine. He had bought her in Florida in 2005, taken her to the Huckins yard for restoration and hired Bill Morong, owner of Yachting Solutions in Rockport, Maine, to manage the project. When the owner decided in 2008 to sell the boat, she wound up on the hard, again under Morong's care, and that's where Rowse found her. "I think I want to buy that boat," Rowse said to Morong. They had a deal worked out within a week. Score one for the emotional side of boating.