You Snooze, You Lose….

I’ve got an almost dizzying amount of news for you, my loyal friends and clients. So much so that I’m taking a short sabbatical from teaching Zeelander University this week. But worry not, your Master’s Degree in Advanced Zeelander Ownership will resume next with Chapter Four, entitled “Stable and Able.” That chapter will lead off with this well known and unforgettable clip, brought to you direct from George Clooney on the wildly pitching decks of the Andrea Gayle:

I. Your Snoozeagram

Yes, one and all, this is your latest in my twenty-year long line of “Snoozagrams.” I am quite pleased to report that Makai, our Zeelander 44 listing in CT, is now under contract!

Zeelander 44

If you didn’t get to see her in Norwark, worry not. It appears she will continue to spend the rest of her days in Connecticut waters.

But you do have another bite of the Zeelander apple available to you! We have her twin sister still available to you (last time I checked).

She is down in Fort Lauderdale, and you can read all about her right HERE. But phones are ringing (they really are) so I recommend you call me quickly, lest you find you are on the wrong end of my next snoozeagram.

II. Our Brand New Zeelander 55

As I blog with you today, our new Z55 is on a freighter somewhere out mid-Atlantic:

Final Loading, Rotterdam!

Courtesy of our wonderful team in Holland, here’s a video of her final (42 knot!) run from the factory to the freighter:
Humming along….

Her next stop? Newport, this coming weekend. She will be available for sea trials at our Connecticut docks by July 29th.

By all means call me now to schedule your sea trial.

Our northern home (when we are not in Fort Lauderdale), is in Norwalk, at Norwalk Cove Marina:

Norwalk Cove Marina
Norwalk Cove Marina. If you’ve been to the Norwalk Boat Show, you’ve been there.

You’ll find us at our 150′ of docks there (right under the Sunset Grill). That’s more than enough room to dock the Zeelander 55 above, as well as our [just sold] Zeelander 44, and of course your yacht when you come to visit us (or perhaps trade it in because where there is a will, there is a way).

I’ll also take the liberty to add here that should you buy the our Z55, and would like to stay local, I can make you an attractive deal on this season’s dockage as well.

III. Your August Viewing Opportunities

August presents you with some exciting opportunities to experience all that Zeelander offers. We are now making appointments for two safe and private events. And a third one is in the works!

A) Your Sag Harbor event….

First, from August 7th though the 13th, you can see and sea trial the Z55 in that gem of the Hamptons, Sag Harbor:

Sag Harbor, at the foot of the docks.

You’ll find us at slip #10, opposite the mega yachts, so artfully shown here:

Zeelander 55, Slip 10, Sag Harbor Town Dock

We are providing sea trials from 10am through 6pm by prior appointment only. Please schedule yours now. Because, as you’ve heard me say (quite recently) You Snooze, You Lose.

B) Your Montauk Event…

From Sag Harbor we head to that other storied yachting capital – Montauk! From August 14th – 16th we will be at the Montauk Lake Club:

We will be the outer dock:

Again, this is by appointment only, so I recommend you jump quick and loud.

IV. And Now For Something Completely Different

Beyond the Z55 in its standard hardtop configuration, Zeelander now has information available on her “topless” sister. She’s called the Z55 Cabriolet-flair:

Zeelander 55 Cabriolet-flair
Zeelander 55 Cabriolet-flair

This new and striking 55′ design is named after the beautiful (and sometimes squirrelly) seaside road that runs from Saint Jean Cap Ferrat to Monaco. If you’ve driven in heavy fog from Nice to Monaco, you may know it too well.

I was in Sag Harbor this week and found it hard not to notice the tremendous growth in the (mostly Dutch) dayboat market of soft top yachts, right up to the twenty meter range. George Clooney seems to get the whole dayboat concept (certainly in comparison to his Andrea Gayle experiences):

Well, the Cabriolet-flair floats quite proudly in this part of the market.You can read more about her right HERE. As always, for pricing (without hardtop tooling, she comes in less than the regular Z55) and delivery information, just launch a flare.

V. And, of course, our Z72

With all this Z55 news, I don’t want us all to lose sight of our Zeelander 72. Here’s the furthest along 72 at this very moment:

This particular Z72 will wrap up in September. Our scheduled Z72 will splash a few months later, at the end of the year. But if a September delivery works for you, I may be able to do some magic. Because, again,

Where there’s a will, there’s a way!

Until next week, when George and I return Zeelander University to your good graces.

Thanks, and enjoy!

Big Wave Dave (and now a first time grandfather!)

Meet Hallie!