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June 2007 Newsletter

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The Pup Cup

You won’t want to miss this Maine attraction, where the competitors’ bark is definitely worse than their bite. [LINK TO:]

The First Fish

One man and a railroad allowed a West Coast seaside paradise to give rise to big-game fishing. [LINK TO:]

Green With Envy

Neither snow nor sleet—well, rain, more likely—will stop the famous mailboat delivery around Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. [LINK TO:]

Reader's Tip of the Month

After stainless steel rails have been thoroughly cleaned, rub a rag with Vaseline petroleum jelly and wipe down the rails. It need not be thick and can be wiped down a second time with a dry cloth.The Vaseline will imbed into the pores of the steel and prevent rust and corrosion from developing. The process only needs to be done approximately twice each year.—Tom Wright

Wright’s winning submission won him an Edson PowerKnob. For your chance to win, e-mail your best tip to

PMY Editors Blog

A "Yacht" of Fun in the Sun
Here's your first look at Sun Chaser, a 142-footer delivered by Richmond Yachts a few months ago. [LINK TO:]


Please excuse Anna's shyness. This nearly 220-foot Feadship greeted the dawning Dutch morning of January 12 ever so subtly, poking her bow out of her build shed with the help of a towboat before quickly retreating back under wraps. The behavior of Hull No. 673 of the venerable Royal De Vries yard can best be summed up by Julien Jouault, her owner's representative: "Like any graceful lady, she only wants to meet her public when fully dressed."


1. Anna Nicole Smith bought a 40-foot Carver two weeks before she died. What did she christen it?
2. If it's a full moon in New England, when is high tide?
3. What does a buoy with a yellow triangle indicate on the East Coast?

Agenda: June

1-3 The In-Water Boat Show at Dana Point Harbor, California. (323) 655-2010.
17-20 The 32nd Annual Boat Show in Marine Del Ray, California. (949) 757-5959.
24-27 The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in Queensland, Australia. (011)

Megayacht of the Month

Le Grand Bleu—370’0”
Here’s the second of three yachts on our list that are owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. Or does he still own her? Rumor-mill reports had Abramovich “giving” this expedition yacht to Eugene Shvidler, his business lieutenant, a few months ago, apparently to free himself up for the delivery of another 300-foot-plus yacht within the next year. Regardless, the yacht continues to be photographed wherever she goes, and her “toys,” including a sailboat, attract plenty of attention. [LINK TO: ]

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This article originally appeared in the June 2007 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.