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High and Dry for 50 Years…

A southeasterly howled across British Columbia’s Hecate Strait as Randy Wright, president of Harbour Air, guided guests aboard a mothership to a fleet of Fat Cat fishing boats. They’d started at the resort he used to operate with his dad. When the breeze ticked past 50 knots, Wright called the ...

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New Images of Dynamiq Jetsetter…

Dynamiq has released new images of the 126-foot Jetsetter, the builder’s first yacht. Jetsetter is marketed as having the largest sundeck in her class. She has four guest staterooms, a top speed of 21 knots and a transatlantic range of 3,000 nautical miles. Next up for Dynamiq: The builder’s second ...

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What to Do in Nova Scotia…

Keep off the Rocks Lighthouses exist to alert sailors of danger, but at Peggy’s Point Lighthouse, the warning signs are also for the tourists. All too often, visitors wanting a keepsake photo wander out too far on the rocks — where crashing waves pose a real hazard. Upscale or Down ...

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Swipe, Click, Control…

Beyond her handsome profile and hardwood-clad interior, the Sea Ray L550 has a glass helm that lets owners control onboard systems as easily as navigating their smartphones. Sea Ray and Raymarine worked for two years developing the intuitive control system. “Many owners are used to touchscreen innovations in their cars,” ...

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Charter the Great Barrier Reef and Beyond on a 90-Footer…

Looking for an Australian adventure? The 90-foot Laura J is available for charter off the coastline of Australia. Originally built in 1989 and refit in 2016, the Norman R. Wright & Sons-built yacht is designed with a spacious interior and offers room aft for water sports like fishing and diving. ...

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Star Light, MEOSAR Bright…

On the evening of November 16, 2016, Leopard, a Chris White-designed Atlantic 57 catamaran, was 400 nautical miles north of the Dominican Republic, sailing south-southeast from Annapolis, Maryland, to St. Martin. Charles Nethersole, a ­delivery captain with 41 years of experience, was in command, accompanied by crew members Carolyn Bailey ...

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The Hot List: Billionaire Monopoly…

Geoffrey Parker, the British maker of luxury casino games, garden games and other types, offers this Billionaire Monopoly set (about $12,500) with custom options. The inlaid leather playing board can have streets embossed in silver or gold, with surrounds made from 13 colors of calf leather ranging from classic ebony ...

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Like a Red Flag to a Bull…

Nearly 90 years ago, at a time when motorcars had just become the standard replacement for horses and buggies, the United States enacted the Tariff Act of 1930. With it, lawmakers seeking to safeguard American jobs and businesses at the start of the Great Depression increased the tariffs on more ...

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Guy Harvey to Create Official FLIBS Merchandise…

Renowned marine artist Guy Harvey will provide the official merchandise for the 2017 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which is scheduled November 1-5. Harvey began his career selling T-shirts at the show 31 years ago, and has had a presence at the show every year since. Fishermen and boaters around ...

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