Flotsam & Jetsam: Adventure Awaits

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Kilkea

Adventure Awaits

Kilkea, a 268-foot, concept expedition superyacht, has the credentials to serve as the lair for an international super villain, though she’ll proudly serve anyone who can afford the $72 million buy-in price. The Shackleton Superyachts offering would be built with an Ice Class steel hull at Vard in Ålesund, Norway. Propulsion is diesel-electric, with four electric generators and four diesels driving two controllable-pitch propellers. Below, 18 staterooms would sleep 36 guests. Helicopter? No problem; there’s a landing pad. And the yacht would be able to stay at sea for a month without restocking. edmiston.com

4,188

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Number of lives the Coast Guard saved in 2017, according to its annual report.

"Our hearts go out to everyone involved in this terrible incident. It has been difficult for the crew and the entire Vestas 11th Hour Racing team. We are grateful for the overwhelming support we’ve had during this very tough time." — Charlie Enright, co-founder of Vestas 11th Hour Racing, after the team’s raceboat collided with a fishing vessel outside of Hong Kong Harbor near the finish of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race. A crewmember aboard the fishing boat was killed.

Piscatorial pilsner

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Jeff Currier is a fly angler who has been around the world in search of challenging fish to catch. He’s also an accomplished artist. You can find his work on traditional mediums, such as paper and canvas — and on beer mugs, available with more than 30 species. Each mug is printed using a dye sublimation process that is dishwasher-safe and can withstand refill after refill. $30. jeffcurrier.com

A Venetian In Crete

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Venetian occupiers during the late 16th century built the original lighted structure at the entrance to Crete’s Chania Harbor in Greece. Their creation wasn’t so much a beacon as it was a protector. When intruders came knocking, a chain serving as a type of trip wire could be attached and taken across the harbor entrance to Firkas Fortress. Egyptian forces built the latest structure in 1839 during their occupation of Crete to support the Ottoman Empire. World War II bombings caused the lighthouse to lean, and in 2005 it was refurbished. Today, its light beams over the Mediterranean at a height of 69 feet and is visible for 7 miles.

Let There Be Light

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Marine equipment provider Imtra has been tapped to supply lighting components and helm chairs for a 600- passenger, high-speed ferry that will operate between Monmouth County, New Jersey, and Wall Street. The 150-foot, 35-knot vessel is being built in Franklin, Louisiana, and is designed to complete daily trips to and from the Big Apple in less than 40 minutes. Imtra is supplying CLite2 searchlights, NorSap 1500 helm chairs, LED lighting for passenger areas, IS15 utility lights in the engine room, Ventura PowerLED lights in the wheelhouse and Offshore series LED deck lights. Imtra also is supplying high-output searchlights for six ferries being refurbished in Texas. imtra.com

This article originally appeared in the April 2018 issue.