Kevin Koenig's blog
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.
Word on the docks is that Tiger Woods is looking to unload his 155-foot Christensen named, ironically, Privacy. The Palm Beach Post has reported that the golfer is searching out a broker for the deal after his ex-wife Elin decided that the reported $2 million dollars of upkeep per year was not worth the price tag and turned ownership of the yacht down.
I don't know if you guys have noticed, but lately giant, suicidal fish have been jumping into boats pretty much unprovoked. Seems counterintuitive to survival to me, but I guess that's why I'm at the top of the food chain and they're not. ("Oohhh but the mako shark is at the top of the food chain, Kevin! Blah, blah, blah." No. It's not. You know why? Because I've eaten a mako steak before and a mako has never had a Kevin steak. I know this for a fact.)
A recent article in the New York Times investigates how the current protests in the Middle East may affect yacht sales in the region. It seems dealers are unconcerned over the recent political turmoil in countries like Egypt and Libya, and believe that if and when freedom rings across the region, more and more people will be looking to purchase a yacht. The article also notes that if things get too violent on land, motoring off in a megayacht is a great way to abscond . . .
The New York City Police Department just dropped a cool five million dollars on a 72-foot, high speed security boat that can hold upwards of 30 officers. The boat will be bulletproof and also feature an airtight cabin to protect policemen against airborne contaminants. A company in Somerset, Massachusetts is building the boat. Its main purpose will be to protect against potential maritime attacks like the one that happened in Mumbai in 2008, when 164 people lost their lives.