Kevin Koenig's blog
I had the pleasure of getting to know Michael Ryan—who co-ran Maestro Yachts in the Americas, and who passed away unexpectedly on November 2nd at the too-young age of 54—on a trip to Bimini last May. It was a trip for work, but Michael’s undeniable affability made it feel very much like I was vacationing with old friends, despite not really knowing any of my travel companions.
Two divers are saying that they came to the surface during a dive trip three miles off Key Biscayne this week and their dive boat was ... gone. They hung on to a fishing buoy for two hours until they were picked up by a passing yacht, No Compromise.
This is is Jeremy Walker, a New Zealand fisherman who hauled in this 671-pound bluefin tuna earlier this week. The fish would have brought in an estimated $80,000 at market, had Mr. Walker and his chums decided to sell it. Instead, they ate it.
It is with a heavy heart that I write this blog. As of today, August 24th, 2011, my dreams of flying through the air with a water-powered jetpack strapped to my back have been derailed. Jetlev apparently wasn't ready for me. I'd guess they're making some tweaks after that Jetpack fail video at the San Diego Boat Show went viral. Not a good look for them at all.
It looks like it's really gonna happen you guys. A few weeks ago I blogged about that dude's epic, live-TV fail using the Jetlev R200 water-powered Jetpack and I asked PMY's readers to come through and get me one.
And just two short weeks later ... none of my readers have yet to respond.
According to news reports a $4.5 billion, 30-meter yacht has been built in Malaysia. Billion with a B. That's ten times more expensive than Roman Abramovich's Eclipse but who's counting?