By Jason Y. Wood
As world financial markets wallow in volatility, boat owners may again find themselves questioning their long-term plans for their boat. Start the search for the next boat? List the current boat and test the waters? The temptation to put the next move on hold until markets stabilize is a strong one.
It looks like it's really gonna happen you guys. A few weeks ago I blogged about that dude's epic, live-TV fail using the Jetlev R200 water-powered Jetpack and I asked PMY's readers to come through and get me one.
And just two short weeks later ... none of my readers have yet to respond.
The buzz word at this year's Monaco Yacht Show seems to be tender. As preparations are well underway for the show, Hodgdon Yachts announced it will be presenting their limo tender.
This tender was chosen for the American-owned Seven Seas.
The heat of late July had settled into every crevice and shadow in the urban canyons of Manhattan. Just when I thought it was too late to escape, the invitation came through the mail slot on a salt-tinged zephyr: “Join us on Nantucket.” I had been saved by the kind folks at Hinckley, who hosted a rendezvous for their owners at Nantucket Boat Basin.
...Or just a summer internship. Either way, I feel as if I've been at PMY longer than 2 months, and I've learned a great deal in my time here.
The Good Captain
I love Australia’s Sanctuary Cove Boat Show. It’s small and, for a boat show, intimate, but it has its drawbacks—namely jet lag.
Though the 34th annual America's Cup may still be two years away, planning has already begun. A partnership with charter agency Fraser Yachts will change the face of the race.
Marathon. A megayacht. Maybe you could sit here to watch the America's Cup. (C) Marc Paris
Over the course of the last year, I have met and spoken with a number of crew members and captains. After years in the industry, these crewmembers have amassed quite a few interesting stories about owners, guests, and each other.
But key to them keeping their jobs is that they have to keep their mouth shut.