Sunday, July 22, 2012

Nautical window shopping

A few odds and ends with nautical flair I happened upon recently.

This large old wood spool of rope with more rope and pulleys draped on top of it.

Big wood anchor decorated in all sorts of knots and such.  While not a decoration I cared for I did appreciate the intricate work of making the knots.

I took these photos with my phone so the quality isn't the best but, you get the idea.

 Neat old navigation lantern.

more lanterns

This big vintage lantern was really neat.
It had a big price tag too.

Sailboat model.

Old oars, prop and pulleys.

This white washed hatch table I really wanted.
The old heavy iron trusses in aqua combined with
the white washed wood.....

I was in heaven.  

A different type of spool for smaller rope.
It had more of sisal look about it.

That's it for my window shopping.
Did you find something fun this week?

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Dream Boats and Mega Yachts.

 While I could happily spend my day in an open runabout built to look like an old wood one.

A boat I have admired and sigh each time I pass by it sitting like a gem 
at it's private dock is the San Juan 48.

Once aboard I keep wanting to go back.

The navy blue hull looks like a sapphire on the water. 
Small for a yacht by some standards the lines of the San Juan 48 are crisp and clean.

  Built in limited production they exude superior craftsmanship. 
Definitely a dream boat.

A garage for the tender.

Available with fly bridge too.

Prestige Yachts such as the 550S feature a euro style look
Excluding the swim platform, hull length is 52 ft.

What I like about the interior is it's ceiling, simple.

Skylights in the helm, salon area.

Master stateroom

Galley looking to aft seating.

Sliding rear sun shade.

I would have liked a larger outdoor seating area.
  A completely different feel compared to the San Juan 48.

Of course a Viking yacht such as this 60 ft.doesn't disappoint either.

The Sunseeker 73 Manhattan I was curious.
A former client invited us to visit.

I liked the dual sinks in the main stateroom head.

The one I was aboard had a different layout and 
a glass of wine on the outside deck near sunset was
still a nice treat. I'm still waiting for my actual ride though.

 Care to charter instead?
How about one of these?

Alexandra is 164' mega yacht

Designed with light interior wood and furnishings.

Main bath subtle nautical styling.

Covered outdoor dining with glorious wood decks.
Alexandra is available via Hermes Yachts.

Leander G is 246 ft available from Charterworld.
Features a helicopter pad.
She can house up to 22 passengers and has a crew of 23.

Conduct business from the on board study

Just one of the guest suites

Have brunch on the back deck.

Prefer a sailing yacht? Meet Athena.

Athena is 295 ft. from Charter world.

Last up is Pegasus formerly called Princess Mariana.
Built in Denmark in 2003 she is 258 ft 
featuring six decks.

A helipad that turns into a golf driving range
when the 'copter is out.

Life is rough, not!

Master stateroom



Nightclub room


One of the guest cabins

The sea terrace is a drop down side deck

The garage floods with water to take out the tender.
It then converts into a pool filled with sea water when the 
tender is out if you desire.

More toys, six wave runners.

Main salon

I could reside quite happily. 
(The coffee table, couch and chairs aside)

How about you?