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I’m Ready to Talk Now

Okay, I’m going to come clean. While cruising, I’m not usually an enthusiastic social animal, skipping down the dock in my flip-flops like the pied piper and asking anyone within sight a bunch of questions. “Where are you from?” “Where are you going?” “How long have you had your boat?” Sure, I’ll help you with your lines when you pull into the dock, and will certainly offer a good morning. Just don’t expect me to drop by your cockpit with homemade muffins for a morning chat.

By George Sass Jr. |

What's the Brokerage Market for Pacific Mariner 65s

We spoke to three brokers who had Pacific Mariner 65s listed on BoatQuest.com. See what they each had to say about these sought-after three-stateroom cruisers and the boaters looking to buy and sell them.

Pacific Mariner 65

Summer Too Hot? It's Cooler in La Spezia

Commissoned by entrepreneur and scion of Italy’s Agnelli family Lapo Elkann, the boat was designed and developed by Francesco Paszkowski Design in cooperation with Baglietto based in La Spezia, and customized by Elkann’s new enterprise Garage Italia Customs. The boat features the patrol-boat style that Baglietto introduced with the MV13 prototype (read Alan Harper’s full test of her here), a design that harkens back to the builder’s history of supplying military craft to the Italian Navy.

Are You Being Served?

We’ve all heard about or maybe experienced a similar situation. You finally schedule your boat for service after months of wrangling a simple return call. And then spend more time trying to ride herd over the process than you do working your day job. Soon, you begin to question yourself through a lengthy self-reflection process. Am I losing my mind? I thought he said the work would be completed three months ago. Am I really an “A-hole?” Maybe I’m the problem.

By George Sass Jr. |
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