Capt. Bill Pike Blog

Yachts Miami Beach 2016 - Day 2

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted 2016-02-12 11:40

So it’s Friday, the second official day of the Yachts Miami Beach Show, and a whole lot of boats and boat features have happily appeared on the ol’ Power & Motoryacht radar screen. Just a few:

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Yachts Miami Beach 2016 - Day 1

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted 2016-02-11 22:22

Well, it’s that time again. The Yachts Miami Beach boat show began this morning with frosty temps but plenty of enthusiasm. While tooling around the show, I encountered some pretty interesting stuff. Check it out:

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From Bavaria With Love!

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted 2015-04-08 08:39

Bavaria 360 Coupe

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Oh Wooden Aye

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted 2015-01-06 12:11

motoryacht Oh Wooden Aye

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Capt. Bill’s Boat Show Regime

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted 2014-10-29 15:26

Sometimes no plan is the best plan of all.

Oh, I know it. I should evince more personal development and maturity at this stage of the game. But hey, what can I say.

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So Long Vietnam (For The Second Time)

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted 2014-09-10 08:58

Danang Skyline

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The Strange Interlocking Boat

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted 2014-09-01 09:04


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The Trail Gets Warmer

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted 2014-08-30 06:50

Capt. Bill Pike in Vietnam

We used a sampan to make our way from the bridge at Dong Ha in Quang Tri, the northernmost province of what used to be South Vietnam, to Cua Viet, the spot where the U.S. Navy kept its PBRs and other watercraft back in the day. Of necessity, of course, we had to travel some water that I hadn’t traveled for 40-some years.

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Cruising Down The Perfume River

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted 2014-08-29 11:06

Capt. Bill Pike in Vietnam 

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Nada on the Han

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted 2014-08-28 08:43

River Views on the Han

Retracing the steps you took, or rather the waters you swooped across, during a combat tour that enlivened your youth need not be a totally grim endeavor. In fact, there are aspects of it, I am finding out, that can actually be fun. For example, a couple of days ago on the Song Thu Bon, the Vietnamese skipper of our little single-diesel-powered double-ender (sort of a sampan, I’d say, with a roof and benches) let me drive for a while and I had a superb time doing it.

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