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FLIBS17: Checking the Tide: Where are you headed after the show?

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While most yachts in the boat show this week are for sale, and “plans” can change if the right buyer emerges, we were curious to know where boats are heading after the horns sound today at 6 p.m. Most had an immediate destination, but winter plans were still not set in stone. Photos by Dorie Cox and Lucy Reed

 

 

Capt. Philippe Dermauw

Capt. Philippe Dermauw
M/Y Sea Breeze
102′ Baron

“We’ll head back to our berth in Palm Beach. I’m fine with that; I’ve been doing this for 20 years.”

 

 

 

Capt. Paul Salazar
M/Y Forever Young
98′ Hargrave

“We head back up the New River to Marina Bay, to our regular spot. But if I could go anywhere I would take relief supplies to Puerto Rico.”

 

Bosun Cristobal Peniche

Bosun Cristobal Peniche
M/Y Cheers 46
140′ Benetti

“We go to the shipyard for maintenance, then for our normal cruising to the Bahamas. If I could go anywhere I would go to the Pacific, or the U.S. West Coast. I’ve done the Med.”

 

 

 

Eng. Logan Reese

Eng. Logan Reese
M/Y Endeavor
130′ Westport

“It depends on how the show goes. We’ve had good prospects and several people have been back a couple of times.”

 

 

Capt. Steve Burke

Capt. Steve Burke
M/Y Sovereign
180′ Newcastle

“Back to Rybovich. Then down island to the Antigua Charter Yacht Show. We have a charter around Christmas, we’ll go to Barbados, Grenadines and St. Lucia. We are being more creative this year. We’ll try to provision and fuel more here.”

 

 

Mate/Eng. Frederic Pandes

Mate/Eng. Frederic Pandes
M/Y Maverick
138′ Sterling

“The yacht’s for sale. If it’s not sold, we’ll stay here at our home base at Bahia Mar. We’re normally here.”

 

 

 

Mate/Eng Alex Lipson

Mate/Eng Alex Lipson
M/Y Fae Lon
120′ Burger

“Fisher Island is our home. If I could go somewhere, I would go to the Bahamas. It’s close enough to get things done, but still scenic.”

 

 

 

2nd Stew Nicole Fowler

2nd Stew Nicole Fowler
M/Y Plan A
130′ Westport

“We go back to Miami to Epic Marina. The dock has been fixed [after hurricane damage] and we get to use the facilities. We charter in the Bahamas.”

 

 

 

 

Bosun Chuck Smith

Bosun Chuck Smith
M/Y Plan A
130’ Westport

“We are Bahamas bound. That’s plan A.”

 

 

 

 

Chief Stew Sarah Pitchford

Chief Stew Sarah Pitchford
M/Y Nita K II
171′ Amels

“St. Martin, the Antigua show and the Caribbean. A lot of crew have friends there. They’ve been in touch, and we’ll be  bringing things to them and making water.”

 

 

 

 

Deckhand JJ Stark

Deckhand JJ Stark
M/Y Abbracci
155’ Christensen

“The boat will be staying in Fort Lauderdale, giving the crew a little time off.”

 

 

 

Deck/Stew Abby Smith

Deck/Stew Abby Smith
M/Y Desperado
130’ Westport

“We’re going to the shipyard [here in South Florida]. After that, we don’t know. It depends on if we sell.”

 

 

 

Chief Stew Jennifer Lanza

Chief Stew Jennifer Lanza
M/Y Lady Sheridan
59m Abeking & Rasmussen

“We’re getting ready [at a South Florida marina] for an owner’s trip. This winter, we’ll be in and around the Bahamas. We normally are in the Caribbean.”

 

 

 

 

Deckhand Juan Dos Santos

Deckhand Juan Dos Santos
M/Y Wabi Sabi
164’ Westport

“We’re leaving for a couple boss trips [outside of Florida] and then back to Fort Lauderdale.”

 

 

 

 

Mate Parker Hudman

Mate Parker Hudman
M/Y Lucky Stars
108’ Broward

“Back to our dock in South Florida, then up to Harbor Island and around the Bahamas.”

 

 

 

Deckhand Corne Edwards

Deckhand Corne Edwards
M/Y Mine Games
203’ Benetti

“We’re staying in Florida at a marina.”

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