Kim Kavin is a national award-winning journalist who has been writing about yachts for two decades. She grew up driving a ski boat and sailing a Hobie Sunfish at her grandfather’s lake house in New Jersey, and today, she has cruised and chartered in and around more than 50 countries and islands, aboard everything from sailboats, catamarans and trawlers to America’s Cup sailing yachts and luxury superyachts. When she’s not on the water or writing about it, Kim can often be found hiking western New Jersey’s wooded park trails amid the white-tailed deer with her two adopted shelter mutts.
In the wake of the loss of My Song, owners who transport their yachts on ships are finding out the hard way that carriers are often limited in their liability.
The U.S. Coast Guard spent 11 days searching 350,000 square miles of ocean for an 82-year-old sailor. He was never found, but there are lessons to be learned from the tragedy.