Every year on the first weekend in December, as the chill of winter begins to embrace northern climes and New England waterfronts grow vacant, the docks at Key Largo’s Ocean Reef Club begin to fill with some of the most beautiful classic boats around.
Written by Ben Ellison on Oct 21, 2013 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
Written by Ben Ellison on Oct 17, 2013 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
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 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.