Capt. Bill Pike travelled to Johor Bahru for an inside look at the new, high-tech facility where the Grand Banks 60 is being built.
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Most boaters go with a plain ol’ haulout at their marina prior to a hurricane—then they go home. Not these folks.
Not having a boat can drive some people a little crazy. Here’s what it did to me.
Boatlessness does strange things to a boater’s psyche. At least that’s my experience. And to further explicate the phenomenon, please allow me to describe the bizarre state of mind I fell into during the long, glum, boatless period that stretched between the sale of my Grand Banks trawler a year or so ago and the recent purchase of my new (to me, that is) Cape Dory 28 Flybridge Cruiser.
The Republican National Convention? Yup, Capt. Bill Pike here, in Cleveland, site of the wild and wooly RNC. Next week… same deal with the Democratic National Convention. Watch for a big election story in the October issue of Power & Motoryacht. And join me on Facebook and Twitter for all the festivities. It'll be interesting—I guarantee.
The Republican National Convention? Yup, Capt. Bill Pike here, waiting on a plane to take me to Cleveland, site of the wild and wooly RNC. Next week … same deal with the Democratic National Convention. Watch for a big election story in the October issue of Power & Motoryacht. But for now, Join me on Facebook and Twitter for the festivities.
By Bob DiChiara, as told to Capt. Bill Pike
Here, Take My Car
Years ago, my wife, Joyce, and I took our first boat, a 30-foot Sea Ray Weekender, across Long Island Sound to Connecticut. We pull into the marina and we’ve got dinner reservations in town. But it’s raining. I mean, it’s pouring.
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:
A sliding gunwale on this Belzona 325, a mid-range (can you believe?) center console. The feature facilitates getting aboard for divers and wheelchair users alike.
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:
Kadey Krogen celebrated its 600th yacht with a 44-footer owned by happy campers Sue and Bill Ewing (far right). Annapolis sales exec (far left) and vice president of sales Tucker West officiated.