Two and a half months after completing an 87-day Atlantic crossing from Spain to Florida in Fipofix, an Open 16 built from volcanic fibers, Harald Sedlacek returned to Europe on July 2 after a 46-day passage. Both voyages set records for solo non-stop Atlantic crossings in a 16-foot boat without assistance. www.open16.com
Photo by Onne van der Wal
Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Shutter speed: 1/400 second
Lens focal length: 200mm
October 2014 issue
Vice president of product development and engineering for Sea Ray, Meridian and Bayliner
Ron Berman is the vice president of product development and engineering for Brunswick Corp.’s Sea Ray, Meridian and Bayliner boat brands. He worked his way up the ranks, including a 12-year stint at Boston Whaler, where he helped shape the look and function of today’s Whalers.
Test your knowledge with these Coast Guard license exam prep questions from the National Captain’s Institute
I attended a Honda Marine media event this summer where Flexboat had an inflatable and two RIBs available for testing: the 7-1/2-foot Miniflex-S, the 12-foot SR-12 SLX RIB and the 25-foot SR-760 RIB (below).
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