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Summer Yachts 5

Schooner Ambergris came in from sea in mid-April, but I still don’t know anything more about her.  Anyone help? Dolphin is truly a yacht;  it’s also likely a winter yacht down south.  Up north, we see vessels like this seasonally.  I can’t identify the burgee on the bow. Schooner Pioneer, launched 1885!!, has never been […]

Summer Yachts 4

Private planes can’t be fun for slow and prolonged travel, and RVs–unless I could drive something wild like these or a Fuller— leave me cold, but these yachts seem a popular way to see the world . . . at least one of the loops.   What I might enjoy more than a loop is a […]

Summer Yachts 3

I shouldn’t be surprised to find pricey boats in a city like NYC, but I still am.  I took the first two photos here in Chelsea Piers, and I imagined their understated elegant lines meant they were affordable.  Well, maybe they are easily affordable by the incoming executive branch standards, but for most folks, not so much. […]

Summer Yachts 2

Here was 1 and another I could have called “summer yachts” as well.  And then there are this one and another . . .  again . . . Pilar is a stunner in so many ways . . .  registered in Key West and originally Elhanor, I believe it was built in Brooklyn one hull […]

Summer Yachts

I looked for a name, but saw only this . . . ballyhoo, which reminded me of the conch republic already a quarter year ago.  Can you identify the yacht? Black Knight, head-turner that she is, sports no ballyhoo. Nor does this large trawler in town last weekend.  Know her?  I love the stacks that […]

Summer Sail 2

Here was Summer Sail 1; and since that dates from almost two years ago. Clipper City looks great juxtaposed against the skyline, but ketch Catriona . . . she has Herreshoff pedigree. No matter . . . larger schooner or smaller and more intimate ketch, one is pampered moving by sail in the sixth boro. […]

Yachts a Million 2

Name this vessel?  Right there is the name.  Answer at end of the post. I’d love to see the interior, as it might be as stark as the lines. This is severe, almost military, but I like it. This to is excess with an excessive name . . . Vibrant Curiosity, which happens to be […]

Summertime Blues 2

Does “shiny” help you beat away the blues?  My first thought upon seeing this boat was that it might be made by the same folks who designed the stern of a Citroen DS.  Any guesses on the price you’d pay to buy this 44′ runabout? Some folks cruise slowly, and other go so fast I […]

Summertime Blues 1

… as in “ain’t no [time] for [them] as well as “ain’t no cure for them.”  Here’s to all ways of getting on the water for fun . . . aka whatever boat’s your float!  So here’s an idea:  send me your best “beat the summertime blues” fotos  and I’ll post them.  I have some […]

Midsummer 1

The solstice happens in a week.  Is your household ready, mobilized.  Can you safely take it out onto the highways and wetways? Thoughts of anything but summer . . .  with its adventures and gallivants . .. are elusive, for me.  Dana Spiotta writes of that in tomorrow’s NYTimes magazine, recounting a voyage on the […]