Voyaging

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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The Not-So Great Loop

By | Posted June 2009

The author (in the green shirt) and his brother Mike. “Seasick?” I asked in a tone that mixed sympathy with infernal edginess. My brother Mike looked straight back at me and, as...

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British and Proud of It

By | Posted March 2009

A Rolls-Royce for the water, complete with the gorgeous wooden dash. England is probably best known for Big Ben, The Beatles, and of course, the Queen. But the region of...

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Spirit, Love, Truth

By | Posted February 2009

The store in the shopping center in West Palm Beach, Florida was exactly like Capt. Bart Miller had described it on the phone. A big black-and-gold sign over the door proclaimed:...

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Joy (Stick) Ride to Key West

By | Posted October 2008

The whole thing started with a simple, straightforward question. I was standing under a chandelier at a cocktail reception at the Atlanta Boat Show, with a glass of Perrier in one...

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Birth of a Destination

By | Posted September 2008

Laurence Provost kneels on the sofa, her fingers wrapped delicately yet deliberately over its back edge. The French charter broker peers intently out the Azimut 74's port-side...

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Bluewater's Big Cruise

By | Posted June 2008

It is often said that couples who play together, stay together. My parents, for example, have been happily married for nearly 40 years. And while it would be a gross overstatement...

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The Secret Sea

By | Posted June 2008

Have you ever been somewhere so unspoiled, so beautiful, so perfect you were afraid to tell anyone about it for fear they'd go there and ruin it? That's how I felt after a one-...

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Coaster Cruising

By | Posted April 2008

My nephew Liam has always been what you might call an old soul. He is as comfortable with my friends as he is with his own, speaks multiple languages, practices the piano without...

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How To Hop

By | Posted April 2008

I saw about 300 charter yachts in 2007. Most of them I toured at boat shows at a pace of at least ten yachts a day. My stack of collected brochures from last year alone is more...

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Monster Marinas

By | Posted April 2008

Let's be honest. When people think megayachts, they think money—and for good reason. Not only are these vessels costly to own and operate, they have an enormous positive...

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Land of Smiles

By | Posted March 2008

I cannot imagine how the crew felt behind the galley door.It was about 7:30 at night off the eastern coast of Phuket, Thailand, and I was sitting at the regal dining table onboard...

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Destinations To Die For: Plymouth Harbor, Dominica

By | Posted November 2007

This English-speaking island is often mistaken for the Dominican Republic. Without exaggeration, the best fruit I've ever had was in Dominica. It was piled onto our deck,...

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