43 — By Tim Clark
|Primed for enhanced style and comfort? Check out the Silverton 43 Motor Yacht.|
In any given month I
spend the equivalent of a full workweek on airplanes to and from a host
of boat shows, boat yards, and boat tests. Waiting to board a flight to
Florida not long ago, I did my best to mentally prepare for another three
hours crammed into coach, only for my Zen-like resignation to be crushed
as I passed through the first-class section. How cruel of airlines to
confront you with those comfortable travelers sprawled in plush armchairs
decked out with all kinds of gadgetry. When I reached my seat back in
the 67th row, I took out my wallet and dealt frequent-flier memberships
over my cramped lap as if laying down tarot cards. As usual, my miles
were spread too thin. When oh when would there be an upgrade in my future?
This article originally appeared in the January 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.