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Moonen Update

In the March issue, I wrote that Moonen was working on building their biggest yacht to date at 133-feet. The owner had owned two smaller Moonens previously and was outfitting his newest with all sort of toys—include a two-person submarine capable of descending 100 feet.

Happy Birthday, Dad

Today is my father's birthday. And he's the reason I'm here ... no, no. Not in the "reason I'm on this Earth" way though it's true in that sense as well. My father is the reason I'm in this job.

He bought our family's first boat - a 21-foot Bayliner bowrider named Why Knot - when I was about a year old. We had that boat for almost two decades before upgrading to a 26-foot Sea Ray named the Sea Hawk.

Star Power

Former ABBA member Bjorn Ulvaeus (far left) is developing a large, new marina in Sweden. If it’s a success, maybe Florida should ask Barry Gibb to help solve its dock shortage.

Yacht Club Burns to Ground

A beloved Rhode Island yacht club was destroyed by a fire in January. Although investigators do not know what caused the 102-year-old Edgewood Yacht Club in Cranston to go up in flames during a blizzard, they do not believe it was foul play. The building stood on pilings overlooking Narragansett Bay, which made the blaze difficult to fight from land, so fireboats battled the flames from the water. The club’s building, which was built in 1908 after the former building burnt down, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.