Okay, this gold and green beauty has a cult (with a capital “C”) following, among boaters as well as other obsessives. Quite frankly, if you can’t find whatever you’re looking for in this giant tome of marine and industrial supplies—dare I exaggerate and say it weighs about 50 pounds?—it simply does not exist on this multifaceted planet. Over the years, when no other source could be found, I have periodically and personally ordered everything from UV-resistant plastic hinge material (for my boat’s central windshield panel) to wing-nut-type machine screws (for the face plate on my diesel’s raw-water pump) from the always courteous phone reps at McMaster-Carr. How easy is it to get an old-fashioned print catalog? Try calling 404-346-7000, but beware—actually getting one is never a sure thing. “We sometimes send them out per request,” a rep told me mysteriously, “but sometimes we don’t.” The online version works pretty well if you discover you’re in the sometimes-we-don’t group.
The Sirena 64 charmed the crowd at boot Düsseldorf with a combination of sleek design, large volume, and expected cruising efficiency. This stylish new motoryacht is making her world premiere and announces the arrival of this Turkish builder on the world powerboat scene.
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