Our boat is a 1993 52' Halvorsen Island Gypsy RPH trawler. We knew the name for the boat before we even found it. Our plan was to become full-time cruisers and pilot a boat from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico and back, making many trips. It seemed fitting to name the boat after the fragile butterfly that, with unnerving navigation, makes that same trip over multiple generations.
— Jerry & Marty Richardson, Detroit, MI & Marathon, FL