Voyaging

Marina Pez Vela, Costa Rica

By | Posted December 2011

Off Costa Rica’s Marina Pez Vela, an Indo-Pacific sailfish puts the “trip” in fishing trip. We visit Marina Pez Vela, a full-service marina with high-end condos...

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S.S. Sapona

By | Posted December 2011

A waypoint for cruising yachtsmen, the S.S. Sapona has a history rife with mystery and intrigue. Just south of Bimini, a ghostly apparition rises from the crystalline depths, a...

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We cruise the Gulf Coast six years after hurricane Katrina

By | Posted September 2011

Starting a boat trip with a ride in a Dodge pickup is odd perhaps. But then, the tour it facilitated sorta set the tone for the rest of that sunny day this past April. Vice...

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Die-Hard Sailboaters Switch to Powerboating

By | Posted September 2011

How do life-long cruising sailors switch from a much-loved Beneteau 423 to a Marlow 57E motoryacht after just three months of boat shopping? We aren’t entirely sure...

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Women-only boating school

By | Posted September 2011

Capt. Patti Moore stood next to me at the flying-bridge helm and urged me to navigate the 42-foot Grand Banks Paper Moon closer to Mile Marker 16.

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A megayacht adventure in the Bahamas' Exuma chain of islands

By | Posted August 2011

Truth in Advertising: It Is Better In The Bahamas.At the tail end of an endless northern winter, the catchy jingle of a well-timed Bahamian marketing campaign was stuck in my head...

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Having a Blast in Bimini

By | Posted July 2011

Having a Blast in Bimini: The PMY Rendezvous went off without a hitch. The inaugural PMY Rendezvous recently made quite a splash in Bimini this past Fourth of July weekend with...

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End of the World Bar, Bimini

By | Posted July 2011

Lost in Paradise: I have a confession to make: I love beer. Vodka was a cheap fling, whiskey and I have had a falling out (no pun intended), and I told tequila to hit the bricks...

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JeMaSa - 164-foot Megayacht

By | Posted June 2011

There are no Jetways at the Antigua airport. As soon as the doors of my plane opened, I plunged directly into the warm Caribbean air. A man sang greetings, and a woman distributed...

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Aboard Feadship's 152-foot Megayacht Audacia along the Cote d’Azur.

By | Posted December 2010

C’est MagnifiqueA Glimpse of the good life along the Cote d’Azur.photos by Jim Raycroft There are many ways to leave the Monaco Yacht Show: by car, by train, by helicopter. But...

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Cruising the St. Johns River

By | Posted December 2010

Still WatersAmong Alligators and the Ghosts of Mad Men on the Mighty St. Johns.The Betty Jane pushes up the St. Johns to ports unknown, at least to a lifetime Yankee like me.Late...

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Easy Does It

By | Posted August 2009

For many of us, the dream of owning a boat goes something like this: You buy a beautiful, powerful vessel that somehow stays in mint condition with minimal work and cost. You run...

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World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2009 #1: Dubai

By | Posted July 2009

Dubai's stunning staircase is the centerpiece of the yacht#1: Dubai | 531'5"Built for a prince and sold to a Dubai-based monarch, the world’s largest yacht has certainly had some...

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