"I Want to Tour a Megayacht" Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Pat Hanrahan of Cape Coral, Florida, who was treated to not one but two bilge-to-bridge tours of megayachts at the recent Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami. Here's his winning entry:

"I have a Navy Blue Blazer and white linen pants, so I can dress appropriately. I'm mannered and house trained, so I present a negligible embarrassment factor. I have no children under the age

Can-Do Captains

Capt. David Linebaugh knows Symphony II isn't the newest, isn't the grandest, and isn't the most glamorous motoryacht available for charter these days.

His command is a 112-foot Westport, a lovely production model that happens to have many identical-layout sisterships cruising the world's waters. She was built in 2001, practically a lifetime ago as

"I Want to Tour a Megayacht!"

If you've ever wondered what it's like to be onboard a megayacht, walking through the rooms you see in our feature stories, now's your chance.

C'mon, admit it: Even though you salivate over the latest sportfishermen or sport cruisers you see tested in our pages month to month, what you really have a Jones for are the

Langford's Love

When Frances Langford, the stunning songstress who famously crooned, "I'm in the Mood for Love," first met her husband, Ralph Evinrude, the two didn't talk Hollywood. They didn't discuss movies or big business, nor did they swap high-profile names, though given her celebrity and his position as vice chairman of the Outboard Marine Corporation, they certainly could have. Instead, the pair talked

Podcast: Denise Rich Interview

Exclusive! Denise Rich, owner of the new 157-foot Christensen Lady Joy, speaks with Executive Editor Diane M. Byrne about why she commissioned the yacht and what she enjoys most about the

Remembering Jim Moran

Jim and Jan Moran, alongside their Delta in 2004.

On April 24 the yachting community lost not only one of its most prolific—and proudest—owners but also one of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet. Jim Moran, whose love affair with boats spanned more than 60 years and encompassed more than 200 vessels

Roman Abramovich's Flotilla

Roman Abramovich, whose worth is estimated by Forbes magazine at $18.7 billion.

Heard the old saw about the sailor who has a girl at every port? Russian industrialist magnate Roman Abramovich is well on his way to having a different megayacht stationed in each of the world's most exclusive ports of call. Abramovich owns two vessels

Yacht Haven Grande, U.S. Virgin Islands

Surrounded by green mountains dotted with the red-roofed buildings of St. Thomas, Yacht Haven Grande sits in a natural deep-water harbor and provides a homeport for megayacht owners and guests to restock, relax, and escape. With high-end and local retailers, private residences, and four restaurants, it might even tempt yachtsmen to drop anchor for

A League of Our Own

Boatbuilders from Seattle to South Florida finally have a chance for their concerns to be heard.

I typically use this column to inform you of an interesting new launch or to introduce you to some fellow yacht owners who have completed an ambitious refit project. I also typically prefer for the "voices" of my interviewees to come to

You Can Get There From Here

Fishermen are drawn to exotic destinations like bugs to a light, and one of the beauties of owning a boat nowadays is that you can send her to those ports of call. For big-game fishermen, the island of Madeira off the coast of Portugal has become hallowed ground for giant blue marlin, and this glowing garden island cast her brightest beam on boat owner and big-game angler Mark O’Brien and me. The

Show Us the Money

The phone rings—it’s Warren Buffett. He has an investment opportunity that should pay 15, maybe 20 percent over the next couple of years. You can get into for $10 million, but he needs a commitment right away. Only thing is, you’ve just spent all your money on a megayacht. Warren mutters something about your financial savvy and hangs up.

Now you know

Owning Hollywood History

To most people Frances Langford was a glamorous singer and entertainer, appearing alongside the likes of James Cagney, Bob Hope, Perry Como, Don Ameche, Jackie Gleason, and other bold-name stars. To residents of Jensen Beach, Florida, and many a boater who ventured along that eastern shore, however, she was simply one of their own.

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