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I tested out the Viking 55 yesterday down in New Gretna, New Jersey, and I have to say … Wow. Nice boat. The thing floats like a duck and runs like a gazelle.
This expedition yacht is currently docked at Liberty Landing Marina in Jersey City. She’s a beautiful boat, and she’s outfitted with all sorts of tenders. Check out the picture. It’s like a Where’s Waldo game for tenders. Me and my buddy Chuck counted five including a PWC. I’m told that’s a Viking 42 at the stern, though you can only see the tower here. Not bad for a bumboat.
This video has been going viral lately. I wasn’t going to post it because I was sure someone died in it (either the driver or the girl in pink), but then I read last night that everyone on the boat survived with what were reported as “minor to moderate” injuries. Everyone on the boat was also apparently made out of adamantium too, because that makes no sense. That was a SCARY crash. One minute you’re ripping across the water in your Fountain go-fast with a bunch of girls in bikinis, next minute BAM!
Actor Russell Crowe sorta kinda maybe almost probably definitely got lost this weekend while paddling his kayak around Long Island Sound with a friend.
Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen kept his 414-foot yacht Octopus in London for the Olympics. But before sailing for home, the vessel will partake in a noble mission in service of The Crown.
The Deep Flight Super Falcon is a new, 22-foot-long submersible with wings built by the same team that designed Sir Richard Branson’s famous deep-diving subs. The Super Falcon is one of the first submersibles to use actual buoyancy, as opposed to ballast tanks, to stay afloat.
A fire at McMullen and Wing’s Auckland, New Zealand, yard has sent their largest build, the 50-meter Star Fish, up in smoke. The boat, which cost about $40mm USD to build, was severely damaged.
In honor of the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week (starting this Sunday at 9 pm) I thought I’d post this photo I took a few weeks back. It’s a replica of the largest fish ever caught on rod and reel, a 3,427 pound, 17-foot-long great white caught by the legendary Capt. Frank Mundus along with Donnie Braddick off of Montauk, New York, in 1986.