I arrived in Seattle for the American Superyacht Forum (which is annually held in a “yachting” city or hopeful yachting city, such as Newport, Rhode Island, San Diego, California, etc.) Though I had been to the airport I had never actually visited Seattle, so I was looking at this trip not only from a yachtie
UPDATE: I guess the author liked my review (below). You can also read it on his website: http://lovebruns.com/Templates/Review_GoldringTravel.html. I just finished reading a very light, but interesting, book entitled: Cruise Confidential: A Hit Below The Waterline. One Crazy Year Working on Cruise Ships. It is probably worth a few hours to read it as it
As I previously wrote, I was on a panel in June at The Yacht Report’s American Superyacht Forum in Newport, Rhode Island. The panel discussion was on issues and concerns with yacht brokers. The transcript of the panel discussion can be found here: http://www.synfo.com/Whitepapers/asf08/ASFDay2BrokerageForum.pdf For those of you that know me as a travel agent,
I wanted to give those of you interested an update on the Clipper Pacific…and it is not really very good news. She remains in Tampa and, according to a U.S. Coast Guard release late yesterday there is work being done to replace a 5 foot by 6 foot plate of steel along with some internal
Today I received the August 2008 edition of Boat International USA and it lists the 50 largest yachts with a United States owner. I, quite proudly, saw that the superyacht that I breathed, ate, slept and drank for almost five years of my life remains – after an incredible 18 years – on the list.
There has been in further inquiry about the plans for Seabourn’s current fleet of three small yachtlike ships with more than enough false rumors and innuendo that their end is near. The fact is, as I had previously posted, the triplets are part of Seabourn’s long range plans. Here are some truths: 1. The smaller
As I had mentioned, two weeks ago I fulfilled a dream of sailing on the 12 metre yachts that are the America’s Cup. It was all in fun and we had a blast. Here are some photos: Sometimes you just have to love your job…no matter how hard the work is!
Today I received my quarterly Seatrade Cruise Review and I was pleasantly surprised when the Supplement had a photograph of me on a panel (State of the Superyacht Industry) as the lead in to announcing the 2008 Conference in video and transcript will be available online at http://www.cruiseshipping.net/ later this summer. When it goes online
Seabourn and T. Marrioti held a double ceremony today commencing the laying of the keels for the two sister ships (still unnamed) to the Seabourn Odyssey. By laying the keels for ships to be delivered in 2010 and 2011 Seabourn is making a strong statement that its 32,000 Gross Registered Ton ships that are 650