Yesterday I received an email from a truly innovated, environmentally responsible, yacht designer in France congratulating me on my new article in The Yacht Report’s 100th edition. I was, to be honest, caught off guard as I did not recall writing a new article and, as it is a United Kingdom publication, its U.S. distribution
Every year there is the preeminent gathering of the superyacht industry in Amsterdam: The Global Superyacht Forum. (http://www.superyachtevents.com/gsf )This event, with over 650 of the top members of the industry, is held in conjunction with METS, the world’s largest exhibition of equipment, materials and systems for the international marine leisure industry. (http://www.metstrade.com/home.asp). I have the honor
So you board the ship for your cruise, unpack your personal belongings, place your valuable items in the safe and then begin loading up on souvenirs and other purchases as you travel along. You know security screens your bags (presumably for guns, knives and, at least on some cruise lines, liquor) and that your steward(ess) comes into
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.
I was reading Cruise News Daily (a favorite of mine) this evening and discovered that the Clipper Pacific is the old Royal Caribbean Song of Norway. She is the first cruise ship I was ever on. An old girlfriend of mine, Kelly S., worked for a design firm in Coconut Grove, Florida (while I was
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