de Marichalar of Spain can lay claim to being the first--and
only--person to cross the Atlantic on a PWC. The 41-year-old
made the trip in 120 days, stopping in 15 ports and spending a total
of 54 days at sea aboard a Bombardier Sea Doo XP. He was accompanied
by a large sailing catamaran on which he slept every night but which
was often out of sight during the day, as his 130-hp craft was able
to move along at 20 to 30 mph, conditions permitting. Each day the
Count averaged about 12 hours, covering some 150 miles while standing
up most of the time. His trip originated in Rome on February 23 and
ended in Miami Beach, Florida, on June 22. He plans a Miami-to-New
York run as soon as a foot injury heals.
To showcase its Prestige line of motoryachts and express cruisers, French boatbuilder Jeanneau welcomes select guests to its impressive factory in Les Herbiers in western France. Prospective boat buyers, dealers, and a few lucky journalists got a glimpse of the entire boatbuilding process from the design and engineering studios to the yard where the boats are loaded for truck delivery. Oh and there was a really nice lunch with a little champagne as well!
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