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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 yachts entered the harbor, here like  Second Wind, a Bayfield cutter ketch, and Tugnacious.

Tugnacious?  Remember I told you there were several boats by that name.  This Tugnacious appears to be an American Tug pilothouse trawler.

A Dutch yacht sailed in, judging by the flag.  It had a French name, I recall starting  with S, but I can’t remember it.

As crude VLCC (?) Atina left port–more photos of that later, Moonstruck, a Catalina 470, arrived.

I don’t know the manufacturer of all of these yachts, but I’d guess Pegasus, below, is a Fisher 37 pilothouse sloop.  I love the lines.

Jilleroo had such an unusual name for a US yacht that I looked it up, and I found the brand and sale price here.

All the gear on Autumn Borne led me to suspect she’s been sailing a while, and sure enough, if I read this right, she’s a Buffalo boat that’s been in salt water a while.

Done Diggin’ is a power cat from very near my old stomping  . .  . and  paddling grounds on the PowWow River.  They appear to be loopers who also keep a blog diary.

Ketch Bella Vita . . .  I’ve not found much, but it appears to be a sweet center-cockpit 45- to 50′ cruising boat with lots of room below.

And this . . .  I’m just speechless, for this 70′ to 85′ yacht to be roaring past a small fishing boat.  It’s no wonder their name is obscured.

All photos, WVD, who has his own unrequited summer boat lusts.. . .  for now.

Unrelated:  Remains of a very special PT boat were discovered in the Harlem River in recent days.  Thx to Justin Zizes for passing that tidbit along.

Note:  This morning early while having coffee, I was planning a post for today and tomorrow.  Mistakenly, since coffee had not yet kicked in, I hit “post” instead of “schedule.”  Oops!  Well, enjoy these two posts, this and the Weddell Sea one.

These are interesting graphics.

I know of three boats called Tugnacious, but only one currently in NY waters just outside the sixth boro.  The other two are in Maine and the Chesapeake.

 

This is the only one with unique graphics, even on the jack.

The Nordhavn 7626 is a beauty.

Registry on the stern shows Oyster Bay NY.  Welcome home.

All photos, WVD, who is inspired to start a poem like “Whose yacht this is I think I know, His boats bear new names though, ” . . . like Caitlin Ann and Siberian and Greenland . . ..    Previous Nordhavns on this blog can be found here, although this is the first 7626.

For more photos of Tugnacious, not mine, click here.

 

 

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