Aspen Power Catamarans is putting one of its groundbreaking boats to the test. The builder of the 32-foot Aspen C100, a single-engine multihull notable for its asymmetrical sponsons, is attempting a circumnavigation of Vancouver Island in British Columbia without refueling. The challenge was put to production boatbuilders for their hulls of less than 40 feet by Pacific Yachting magazine, and requires the nearly 700-mile voyage using only the fuel that can be carried onboard.
Written by Ben Ellison on Jun 18, 2014 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
We spoke to three brokers who each had a Derecktor yacht for sale on BoatQuest.com. Here’s what each had to say about this revered American shipyard and some of the vessels that were produced by it.
This time of year in the Northeast where I live always sneaks up on me and then Bam! we’re fishing again. It gets fairly intense as we begin conniving to find some time to chase striped bass.
To get the skinny on the Down East-y True North 50, I spoke with Sam Howell, a partner at Langan Design Professionals, the ambitious Newport, Rhode Island, naval design and architecture firm tasked with the vessel.
I know it’s not everyone, but I think plenty of cruisers revisit the same old haunts they like because those places are a known quantity: The same food, the same slips, heck even the same people are there at the same time every year. That sounds like a recipe for “comfort zone” to me. And that’s fine for some folks who don’t want to push it.
But you sometimes have to set a course beyond the comfort zone: Have a look behind the curtain every now and again. Maybe get a taste of what those early explorers felt when they sailed off the edge of the paper chart depicting the Known World…
Written by Ben Ellison on Jun 11, 2014 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
Written by Ben Ellison on Jun 9, 2014 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
Going Back For Backup
Can you believe? A celestial voyage down memory lane!
Many years ago, during what often seems like another lifetime, it was my job as a U.S.