I hopped down to West Palm Beach recently for the debut of the Rio Yachts Granturismo 56 on the docks at Palm Harbor Marina. In a nutshell, the whole thing was very Palm Beach-y. A light breeze off the ocean, beautiful women in cocktail dresses, older guys wearing blazers and watches that could pay my rent for a year, and a live band jamming with tasteful restraint as the champagne flowed like water. But the star of the show was the boat, a fully customizable express cruiser from Rio Yachts, a newcomer to the market.
Written by Ben Ellison on Apr 23, 2014 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
Written by Ben Ellison on Apr 21, 2014 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
When’s the last time you left your boating comfort zone? I’m talking about pushing yourself a bit beyond where you’ve been before. Perhaps it’s been a while. Maybe you have a good reason. (“We ended up there because I knew we could make it back for that meeting on Monday.”) Or perhaps you have some other excuse for staying close to home. (“That port engine acted up a few weeks ago, and we’re not quite sure we figured out why.”) And of course, that’s all okay.
Written by Ben Ellison on Apr 17, 2014 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
Written by Ben Ellison on Apr 15, 2014 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
You can file this one under: What the what???!
According the New York Post, noted yachtsman and owner of the 414-foot megayacht Octopus, Paul Allen, recently sold his $28 million Malibu beachfront mansion to CBS president and CEO Les Moonves because he “hated the sound of the ocean.”
Yes you read that correctly.
We spoke to three brokers who had MJM 34zs listed online to get their take on the market for these lively Down East-inspired cruisers. Here’s what they had to say about style, efficiency, and geography.
Written by Ben Ellison on Apr 10, 2014 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub