Fort Lauderdale native John Connor has built boats that won racing titles and set a trans-Atlantic speed record - Always on the edge of his seat
Working with some of the legends in powerboat racing, John Connor built a reputation for speed and safetyAt 3:50 on a summer morning in 1989, the 112-foot Gentry Eagle roared past Bishop Rock, the southwesternmost of Great Britain’s Scilly Isles, giving John Connor a chance to savor the triumph of a very big idea he had helped take from dream to reality.
The National Yacht Broker Certification Program is a joint effort of the Yacht Brokers Association of America, the Florida Yacht Brokers Association, the Northwest Yacht Brokers Association, the California Yacht Brokers Association, Boating Ontario Dealer, the Gulf Coast Yacht Brokers Association and the British Columbia Yacht Brokers Association. Its objective is to set a performance baseline for professional brokers nationwide.
The warning that appeared on the autopilot was as confounding as it was alarming: “Low Battery.”
How could that be? We’d motored for two straight days from Chesapeake Bay to Cape May, N.J., and now, a half-hour out of the inlet with nightfall approaching and the sails filled for once with a good Atlantic breeze, we’d finally turned off the engine. Surely the batteries were topped off.
A cruising couple has it their way with a lobster yacht built in Maine and finished off in Connecticut
Jim Long maneuvers past a partially submerged log, one of the hazards that Tropical Storm Irene left last summer in the lower Connecticut River. The retired project engineer is on a late-season afternoon run to show off Nancy Ann.
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