Chris Caswell is an award-winning marine journalist with an ever-changing fleet, spanning both power and sail. In addition to being featured on Oprah! as a boating lifestyle expert, he was the host of Marine Voyager, a weekly cable series on the Speed Channel and the Outdoor Life Network.
When Electronics Go Dark, We Go Old-School
When Greece opened their waters to bareboat chartering, it was an irresistible opportunity to explore centuries of legends among the Saronic Gulf Islands that are close to Athens, yet a world apart. For our time machine, we chose a French, Jeanneau-built, 36-foot flybridge cruiser with two staterooms and twin Volvo Penta diesels.
If you thought that only automobiles could be cult objects, think again. It’s not just a 1965 Mustang or a ’66 ’Vette that sets the blood pounding, at least not for yachting enthusiasts. Chris Caswell takes a look back at one of Art DeFever's best designs.
I omit the word “trawler,” not for fear that David Marlow will whack me, but because this yacht lifts her skirts and gets up to an untrawlerlike 27 knots if you need to go somewhere in a hurry.