Ready to Run: The Mikelson’s 17-foot beam makes for a roomy interior with an abundance of stowage.She's ideal for long fishing trips offshore.Beauty and Brains: The main saloon interior has plenty of seating. A cabinet inside to starboard conveniently houses various electronic controls.Command Central: Safe, sturdy steps lead up to the bridge from the nicely equipped cockpit.
This article originally appeared in the November 2012 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.
Forty-five years ago Executive Editor Capt. Bill Pike was a young combat infantryman slogging through the jungles and swamps of Vietnam, his only respite the occasional ride up the river on a patrol boat. Pike has returned to Vietnam to write a story about his experiences on the river, both then and now. Here is his first dispatch from ‘Nam. ▶