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New Boats Notebook - January 2014

New Boats Notebook

We tracked down the inside scoop on what boatbuilders are up to next.

It’s Christmas Time in the City

MarineMax and Sea Ray put together an elegant event in Manhattan to show appreciation for their customers and to highlight one new launch in particular.

I live right across the Hudson River from Manhattan in Hoboken, New Jersey. So when I saw MarineMax marketing maven Josie Tucci at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show, she invited me to a party her company was throwing in conjunction with Sea Ray at Chelsea Piers. It was pretty much a no-brainer that I was going to go. It’s a five-minute ferry ride after all.

How Much Did That Cost Me?

In the early 2000s I found myself delivering quite a few boats along the Northern Gulf Coast; Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the panhandle of Florida to and from South Florida. 

Water Dogs

If you’ve got a good dog and you’re on the water, that’s a hell of a start to having a perfect day. (Cold beer, good friends, and a decent stereo help too.) But some dog breeds are better suited to the pleasures of boating than others. These are my top dogs for the life aquatic.

NOAA Goes Paperless

South Florida chartThe National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Association announced this fall that starting in April 2014 they will no longer print traditional lithographic paper navigational charts.

The Perfect Holiday

Here’s hoping that, this year, Christmas will be as wonderful as Thanksgiving’s just turned out to be for my wife BJ and myself.