Flotsam & Jetsam: Luxury Sailing, Italian-Style

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Luxury Sailing, Italian-Style

Sybaris is a 230-foot, high-performance ketch that accommodates 12 guests in six staterooms, with quarters for 12 crew. Built in Italy at the Perini Navi shipyard in 2016, she has an aluminum hull with carbon masts. She cruises at 12.5 knots with two 1,930-hp MTU diesels. Aboard are two 23-foot Cockwells tenders for day-tripping, a limousine tender for going ashore in style, a sport tender for water skiing and other tow sports, and a 14-foot Zodiac RIB for everything else. Her 60-foot flybridge has guest seating with 360-degree views, and inside, a glass staircase on centerline looks like a work of art in the main saloon. She is listed with Edmiston for about $103.7 million. edmiston.com

Jump-Starting a Good Cause

Portable jump-starter and battery manufacturer Weego’s parent company, Paris Corp., plans to continue supporting The Joseph Fund through its Make It Better initiative. Based in Camden, New Jersey, the nonprofit supports the St. Joseph’s Carpenter Society, St. Joseph Child Development Center, Joseph’s House, LUCY Outreach, Romero Center Ministries and St. Joseph’s Pro-Cathedral elementary school. “We were humbled to once again welcome Paris Corp. as the presenting sponsor of our Hand Up Gala,” said Jim Catrambone, executive director of The Joseph Fund. “We are grateful for their dedication and ongoing partnership in accomplishing our goals to serve the people of Camden.”

"Sometimes you love it, sometimes you hate it, but there’s no more extreme thing to do."

— Team Brunel crewmember Annie Lush, on the Volvo Ocean Race, a 45,000-nautical-mile race around the world in 72-foot sailboats capable of 22- to 24-knot average speeds. The race kicked off in Alicante, Spain, in October, and the seven teams competing are expected to finish at The Hague in June. 

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See You In Miami

Now in its third installment at Virginia Key, the Progressive Miami International Boat Show will run Feb. 15-19. More than 1,400 boats are expected to be on display in the water and on land, with more than 200 models available for sea trials. Premier Day (Feb. 15) tickets cost $40. Adult tickets for all other days are $25, and there is no charge for children 12 and younger. Transportation to and from the show — via shuttle buses and water taxis — is free. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. miamiboatshow.com

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T Minus 10

Located about 60 miles southwest of Cienfuegos, Cuba, and resembling a rocket prepped for spaceflight, Cayo Guano del Este lighthouse towers more than 180 feet over the eastern end of the Banco Jardines reef complex. The beacon’s cylindrical base houses the keeper’s quarters, though the light is automated. Constructed in 1970, it flashes white twice every 15 seconds. The original station was established in 1909.

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Welcome On The Half Shell

There’s no better way to show guests a warm welcome than by displaying your bivalve pride with this 16-inch, natural oyster shell wreath. The only downside is that you won’t get to enjoy the oysters that lived in the shells. $40. windandweather.com

This article originally appeared in the February 2018 issue.