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.
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.
Written by Ben Ellison on Oct 13, 2013 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
Written by Ben Ellison on Oct 9, 2013 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
Written by Ben Ellison on Oct 7, 2013 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
Written by Ben Ellison on Oct 1, 2013 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
Med-bound cruisers stopping in Gibraltar’s harbor will soon have a new (and large) neighbor—the 142-meter megayacht hotel Sunborn Gibraltar.
The Curve of Time
Recently, 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.
Written by Ben Ellison on Sep 26, 2013 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub