Saloon furniture is of oak and sycamore with high-tech fabrics. The color-coordinated Venetian blinds are skinned with sewn microfiber.Note the gasketed doors at each end of the engine room. Sea strainers, seacocks, and some electric pumps are under the diamond plate.
This article originally appeared in the May 2013 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. ▶