The winner for our third theme “Sunrise/Sunset” is the Deaver family from Fort Worth, Texas. Fred Deaver and his family boat several places near Fort Worth. “We like to boat at Possum Kingdom Lake, Benbrook Lake, Eagle Mountain Lake and have taken her to Lake Quachita, AR a couple of times,” Fred said.
When asked about their boat, Fred couldn’t be more proud. “The boat is a 1976 Sea Ray SRV-180 purchased new when I was just 13 years old. So we have had it for 42 years. It’s been garage kept the whole time. Just replaced upholstery this year. We take exceptional care of her. Her hull has never touched anything but the trailer, never beached, always anchored.This boat is 42 years old and still turns heads at the dock. She’s a beautiful old gal,” Frank remarked. “I’m 55 years old. My parents were always boat enthusiast so I grew up with boats. Learned to ski when I was eight. We had a small lake cabin on Amon Carter Lake so we were at the lake all the time. I got married when I was 18 and the Sea Ray was only five years old then. We always had access to the boat so no reason to buy my own. I have an amazing wife of 37 years. We have two adult children who each have two children. My son has two boys, William 6 (one in the picture) and Henry 3. My daughter has two girls Aria 4 and Layla 6 months. We love to camp and boat. We just spent the last week at Possum Kingdom Lake. I had my entire family, three generations in the Sea Ray for the fireworks show on Saturday. She was loaded but handled beautifully,” Fred said.
As far as the winning picture goes, Fred Deaver’s grandson, William Deaver is a very brave boy. “He had just got brave enough to jump off the boat and going under. Although in the pic he is jumping on a foam Lilly Pad.” William is just six years old and absolutely loves being on the water, especially on his granddad’s Sea Ray called Old Blue. When asked what their favorite part of boating was, Fred said “Family Fun. Everyone loves being on the water. We frequently spend the whole day out on the water. We ski and tube mostly.”
Congratulations to the Deaver Family for winning our third theme of #SeaRaySummer!