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Get Back in the Game

By Jason Y. Wood

The market for buying and selling boats is still there. It hasn’t gone away, it’s just been going through some changes. There are deals to be had, if you know where to look. The good news is that brokers have stayed in the game, watching the fluky market. The right broker can help you find what you need. It may be time to get off the bench.

Gray is the color of the day

At the end of 2010, Edmiston announced the sale of Madsummer and her rechristening as TV.

The 257-foot Luerrsen has just finished her refit at Rybovich, where her baby blue hull went to gray.

She's currently available for charter at $850,000 per week, which grants access to her sundeck Jacuzzi and jet swimming pool.

Gulf Sickness?

Hey readers, I'm looking to gather information on anyone who may have gotten sick from the BP Oil Spill or subsequent cleanup.  If you or anyone you know has been afflicted with something that you can prove, or otherwise you highly suspect was a result of the spill—particularly if you believe the oil dispersant known as Corexit was the culprit—please email me at I'd like to hear your story.

Weekend Plans Sunk?

A 70-foot boat named Atlantic Traveler capsized in the Manasquan Inlet yesterday, apparently blocking off the inlet for some say, as much as a week. All three crew members escaped the boat unharmed after being dumped into the chilly waters in the pre-dawn hours. I'm glad everybody was safe, and hats off to the Coast Guard for making a successful rescue.

Those Crazy Aussies

So what's a really good way to empahasize the power and performance of your new $2.75 million Riviera 61 Series II Enclosed Flybridge? Well, if you're one of those crazy Aussies, how about towing a waterskier? In fact, how about towing 12 waterskiers?


Italian Shipyard Tour: Ancona and Cattolica

I have just finished day two of a whirlwind Italian shipyard tour. The week was kicked off by the launch of the Pershing 108 on Monday. (The previous night, the launch was celebrated by an approximately 42-course dinner.)

But Monday was serious boating business. The day began at the Pershing shipyard, where Hull No 2 of the 108 (and of course other boats that were not the star of the event) was under construction.