Alyssa Haak's blog
The Top 100 list is not a static beast. It is like a sort of mythical shape shifter. How do you use the August issue?
Anyways, I'm elbow-deep in Top 100 and here's a bit of a taste of what's to come:
Nobiskrug's 74-meter (242-foot) Sapphire was just delivered to her owners. Any guesses as to what number she'll be on this year's list?
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.
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.
Some times, while traveling, it's good to take stock of where you are as it can be easy to lose track. It appears that I am now approximately 1,632 miles away from home.
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.
I just returned from an IYC-organized trip to the Exuma islands of the Bahamas. The trip gathered five megayachts into a flotilla and set off to cruise the clear blue water of the lands. Included in the flotilla were Tuscan Sun, Big City (with their tender Small Town), At Last (tender: At Least), Hooter Patrol 4, and Independence.