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Summer Yachts 9

Maiden is in the boro, an impressive thoroughbred sailing since 1979!  I hope you click on that link for her amazing history.  Here‘s more on its current voyage. The definition of yacht is quite loose.  I’d argue that the sloop passing in front of the Statue is someone’s yacht, although it’s not a global circumnavigator […]

Summer Yachts 8

A schooner named Adventurer meets a tugboat called Charles D. McAllister over by Stapleton.  I’m sure this is not the 1925 schooner Adventurer.  It could be this one. Triple Net sails out of Bridgeport CT in summers. Nine Lives has a name used elsewhere . . . Sea Duck II is likely powered by a […]

Summer Yachts 7

Summertime and the living is easy, they say.  For some.  Enjoying an easy time on the water , that’s the life for some people.  . . .    Of course, rougher and tougher is better for people like Erik Aanderaa and adventures like this.      But on this enchanted late spring morning, a wave of […]

Summer Yachts 6

Let’s start with a boat I’d imagined had to be fiberglass, but no . . . it’s a wooden 1959 Century Coronado. She’s got looks and speed. Steaming in front of Bonnie Castle . . . that has to be a Steelcraft, like this one on the blog last year. This one I saw only […]

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 […]

Yachts A Million 5

I’d thought to call this “summer yachts,” but in spite of sublime weather, it’s not summer any more.  “Yachts a million” works too, with these two unusual vessels.  And we’ll start with this one, Magnet.  Now that I’ve learned a little more about this 148′ catamaran yacht, I regret not having walked around to the […]

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 […]

Things I Missed 2, Part B

Lyons NY has the one of the best canal ambassador team  I know*. When summer yachts come through, the welcoming committee stop by.  And some interesting boats visit Lyons.  Take Farallone, from yesterday’s post.  By the way, if you’ve not read the additional info on Farallone I added in the comments section, check it out. […]

Evelyn Mae 1

There are summer yachts, and then there are summer yachts of yore,  those ones magnificent back then  and then magnified by time.  Evelyn Mae, platform for these posts from last month, is of this second and extraordinary sort.  Photos and reminiscence come from Steve Munoz. Enjoy the photos and I’ll tell you more later in […]

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. […]