September 2006

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    “Good Things, Small Packages”

    “Larry Ellison, the gazillionaire who runs Oracle software, was recently quoted as saying he thinks he went a little too big when he built his yacht, Rising Sun, at 452 feet long. Perhaps what helped him draw this conclusion was having no room to anchor in a Caribbean harbor, or having to fork over $100-per-foot […]

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    “Mulligans, Shotguns and Fritters—Oh My!”

    “International Yacht Collection announced this week that the 130-foot fully crewed motoryacht Sacajawea is seeking charter guests who love to golf. The yacht is moving north from Florida to New England, and along the way the captain has organized itineraries that include some of the most picturesque links in the Carolinas./the announcement reminded me about […]

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    Recipe for Success

    “I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Betsy McDonald, the chef onboard the 150-foot motoryacht Magic. I’ve known her and her husband, Capt. Mac McDonald, for a half-dozen years, ever since they ran the 114-foot motoryacht Camille. They’re one of those couples who have made a lifetime career out of serving on fully crewed […]

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    A Yacht Worth Celebrating

    ” I see a lot of yachts that have been refitted. Most of the time, an owner wants to update the look of the boat’s interior, so he tears out and replaces the curtains, the carpeting, the sofa cushions: things most commonly referred to as “soft goods” in the boating industry. Sometimes, refits are more […]

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