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Touch Wood

I guess I’ve always held boat shows in a kind of grass-is-always-greener regard, but in a decidedly healthy way. Regular boaters—that is, people who don’t work in the marine industry—get to go to boat shows exclusively for fun. Sure there are boat-buying decisions to be considered, now or in the future. But I sometimes envy their freedom (and the anonymity of not wearing a name tag), as they compare the latest models, running their hands over sleek fiberglass surfaces and oiled-teak covering boards.

What's the Brokerage Market for the Viking 35?

We spoke to three brokers who each had a Viking 35 listed on BoatQuest.com. Here’s what each had to say about this convertible and the market for buying and selling them.

Viking 35 Convertible

Lap of Luxury

Med-bound cruisers stopping in Gibraltar’s harbor will soon have a new (and large) neighbor—the 142-meter megayacht hotel Sunborn Gibraltar.

Sunborn Gibraltar

On Our Bookshelf

The Curve of Time

The Curve of TimeRecently, for a couple of reasons, M. Wylie Blanchet’s The Curve of Time has taken top spot on my nautical bookshelf. I identified with the widow Blanchet’s descriptions of the joys and vicissitudes of packing up five children and cruising a 25-foot, single-engine powerboat through remote coastal territory during the early 20th Century.