Don Benoit had worked as a commercial and residential heating contractor for almost three decades when he finally acted on an idea that had gnawed at him for much of his adult life.
“It was always a dream of mine to one day have a charter boat,” the 53-year-old Benoit, a Foxborough resident, said. “I grew up sailing. My folks had a summer house in Rockport and I used to sail all the time up there. I loved it, and I’ve always wanted to return to sailing and make it more a part of my life.”