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Talkin' Boats with Tom Slikkers president and CEO of S2 Yachts

Tom Slikkers has been the CEO and president of S2 Yachts, builder of Tiara and Pursuit boats, since June 2012, leading the 41-year-old company’s effort to modernize its fleet while maintaining the luxury, durability, value and quality for which both brands are known. Slikkers began working for his father, S2 founder Leon Slikkers, at age 13, doing odd jobs around the boatbuilding plant. He was in the accounting and sales departments before becoming president of Pursuit, where he worked closely with his father to create new boats.



Extremely competitive but always a good seaman

Brown (right) participates in the presentation of the War Baby Trophy - donated by Brown and named for his yacht - after the 2012 Bermuda Race. Also pictured are Bermudian governor George Fergusson (far left) and Jon Brewin, commodore of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club.Some men forge lives worthy of a Hollywood movie, with twists of fate, grand adventures and great accomplishments, punctuated by moments of peril. They leave an indelible mark on their corner of the world.

Such was the life of Warren Brown.



Seamanship Quiz - March 2015

Test your knowledge with these Coast Guard license exam prep questions from the National Captain’s Institute




Morning Glory

Peter A. Mello

Camera: Sony ILCE-6000

Shutter speed: 1/1,600 second

Lens focal length: 210mm

Aperture: f/6.3

ISO: 100

Location: Ned's Point Light, Mattapoisett, Massachusetts

March 2015 issue



The Coast Guard reported a surge of illegal migration attempts into the United States in response to the Obama administration’s executive action to normalize relations with Cuba late last year. Fearing the end of the “wet-foot, dry-foot” policy, 96 Cubans were interdicted during seven events in the Florida Straits in the first five days of the new year.

March 2015 issue


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