Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Third Day at the Antigua Charter Yacht Show

Alice in Wonderland came to Lazy J last night

Walking the docks today we make another very special find. Diamond A is the new name for a new 57 metre yacht.

Except she is not new at all and was in fact built as Ultima III by Abeking Rasmussen in 1998 for the US investor Ron Perelman the very, very secretive superyacht owner who became renowned for not allowing access to his yacht to any but his very close friends.

Well now brokers can board her and walk her newly refitted interior, because the yacht is for charter through Hill Robinson.

We get many invitations to take lunch aboard superyachts at shows. Most come from brokers, but it was a special honour to learn that we had been invited to lunch aboard Exuma by her Owner. He loved our article about the yacht in a recent edition of SuperYacht World. Over lunch he told us of his plans to take the yacht far and wide and throughout her two year plus circumnavigation. She will be available for charter through Fraser Yachts. As the owner said “Travel, travel, travel” especially off the beaten track.

Wednesday was Yacht Hop night at Antigua Yacht Club Marina and many of the yachts have decorated in a special theme to make their yacht special.

Highlights included: Sweet Escape and Lazy J from Northrop and Johnson, Teleost and Tiara from Edmiston with Silver Cloud and Panthalasa from Camper and Nicholson. Time for Us a beautiful classic lined sailing yacht from Ocean Independence was very busy but we simply did not have time to visit them all.

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