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Big doings…

Big doings…

It is no secret that September is just about the busiest month in the boat biz on both sides of the pond. Racing around as I do, I’d like to take a jet-lagged moment to fill you in on some fun stuff. First, our CT-bound Long Island 33 Runabout is just five or six weeks […]
St. Tropez?  Napoli? How about both?

St. Tropez? Napoli? How about both?

I. Fancy Free Clearly, good things come to those who wait. And with Western Europe finally open to vaccinated Americans, off I go. If Europe is in your travel plans this month, let’s try and get together there. Here’s what can be in store for you: Our first stop is Napoli to learn more about […]
Design, Price and Schedule …. Instantly!

Design, Price and Schedule …. Instantly!

I. A Brave New World Long-time readers of the Fog Warning Blog may recall my pre-COVID predictions about the coming, inevitable post-boat show era. Specifically that big-box boat shows – while entertaining – were failing at delivering real value for anyone serious about buying (or selling) fine yachts. For buyers, getting quality, unhurried private time […]
K.I.S.S.

K.I.S.S.

I. Your Neil Armstrong Moment You’d be forgiven for thinking this strange blue marble was some bizarre exoplanet from a distant galaxy, one of the 2,632 (as of today) discovered by the Kepler Space Telescope:   But of course it’s Earth, via a satellite pic taken of the exact center of the Pacific Ocean. It […]
Really now, what is a Dayboat?

Really now, what is a Dayboat?

“Dayboats” are a myth… The Long Island Yachts 40/40, as in 40 feet, 40 knots. … and you can have one this fall. The two hottest segments of the yachting market over the last few years have been “Dayboats” and “Expedition Yachts.” Between Long Island Yachts and Hartman Yachts, I’m lucky to cover the waterfront […]
“Adventure is just bad planning”

“Adventure is just bad planning”

“Adventure is just bad planning.” – Roald Amundsen           “When you spend enough time on boats, there are going to be moments when you wish you were just about anywhere else.”       – Dave Mallach                   That’s been true for me here and there, […]
There is no bad weather. Just bad boats!

There is no bad weather. Just bad boats!

  Really now? “No bad weather, just bad boats?” It’s an old Danish expression, but I heard it for the first time in Holland. Sure, it’s a little bit ….  judgmental? But I’ll give the Danes this: When you boat on the North Sea, and have since the time of the Vikings, I say you’re entitled […]
Tom Brady Goes Dutch!

Tom Brady Goes Dutch!

Welcome to the launch of The Fog Warning 2.0. The new website allows us to share our stories with you in more helpful and engaging ways.  You’ll find more exciting high-value content, more informative videos and special reports, and most of all the latest in compelling story-telling platforms:   The Fog Warning Podcast I’m also […]
Stable and Able

Stable and Able

I think I can distill down to three simple words an answer to The Fog Warning’s eternal question of yachting: What makes a yacht great, and why? Those three words? Stable and Able. If your yacht delivers that for you in all respects, you’ve done well. So here in unit four of Zeelander University – […]