Rives, Walker and Allen Potts have experienced their fondest memories together while racing their 48-foot sloop
Rives Potts raced Carina, his 48-foot 1969 McCurdy & Rhodes, across the Atlantic last summer with a crew of four fathers and five of their sons, including his son Walker, who has raced with his dad since he was 11.
A long-lasting love of all things nautical runs in the blood of the boatbuilding Johnstone family
Peter Johnstone remembers the day J/Boats became an undeniable fact of his life.
“I gave up my bedroom for the very first J/Boat office,” says the 45-year-old son of Bob Johnstone, co-founder of J/Boats, the world’s most prolific builder of one-design keelboats. “I learned at a very early age the sacrifices of starting up a company. I got moved up to the attic.” He was just 12 years old.
Automating everything involved in a yacht brokerage transaction seems like an obvious concept, but until recently no one in the business had done it. The idea occurred a few years ago to YachtCloser LLC president Brad Parker.
3,000 boats, plus programs designed to entertain and educate, take center stage at the annual eventA year-end uptick in consumer confidence is a welcome bellwether of better times ahead for 2012 and the Miami International Boat Show — one of the world’s largest, featuring more than 3,000 boats and 2,000 exhibitors.
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