Our Gift to You:
Power Students Who Graduate From Our School Between January 1, 2008 and
December 31, 2010
AHOY! WE NEED BOATS NOW!
We have a critical need for additional late-model Sail and Power yachts to join our fleet! We especially need sailboats from 35-40 feet and trawlers and motoryachts between 35 and 45 feet.
If you currently own a late-model diesel-powered sail or power yacht that you may not have the time to use, or wish to purchase a boat now as your "floating retirement plan", give Barb Hansen a call. If you would like some income to help offset the cost of boat ownership, or wish to have your investment in a yacht protected by having regular usage and proper maintenance, you might want to consider charter yacht ownership. In addition, your boat would be located in one of the finest year-round cruising areas in the world!
For more information on our charter yacht ownership program, please give us call at 800.262.7939 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Holiday Season why not give yourself the gift of an Alaska Cruise in 2008?
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You are invited to join fellow boaters for the cruising experience of a lifetime in beautiful Alaska
You will cruise aboard the 65 foot Malahide trawler, “Ursa Major.” The boat (r) will cruise from Petersburg to Sitka or from Sitka to Petersburg in Southeast Alaska , depending on the week you choose. There are only 2-3 double cabins available on each trip - one couple or two singles per cabin .This will truly be a memorable cruising experience that you won't want to miss! Availability is limited, so reserve your cabin soon!
date options as of now are as follows:
You’ll marvel at the natural beauty of Southeast Alaska at the height of the whale and bear season. You’ll dine on gourmet food from “Ursa’s” galley, including homemade bread, soups and desserts each day!
Cost: $3500 per person per week for the yacht and crew, including all meals. “Ursa Major” has a full-time Captain, Crew and Cook on board. You can sit back and enjoy the scenery or navigate alongside the Captain in the pilothouse.
Dress for the weather - no ties or dinner dresses required! Average temperatures are 61° and 48° F, with about 15-18 hours of daylight June through August!
Vic and Barb have cruised aboard the “Ursa” and have seen, first hand, the awesome beauty of Alaska – up close and personal. As the owner of “Ursa Major” says, “friends don’t let friends see Alaska from a Cruise Ship!” Join family or friends aboard the "Ursa Major" for an amazing cruising experience in Alaska!
Southeast Alaska is serviced by Alaska Airlines from Seattle. Travel arrangements to and from Alaska are up to you, but give us a call for some helpful hints!
ALASKA CRUISE SUMMARY:
WHO: Cruise with the Captain & Crew of “Ursa Major” and fellow boaters.
WHEN: You will board at noon on the first day and return at noon on the last day. You may need to arrive in town the afternoon before boarding due to flight schedules. We can refer you to local hotels for overnight accommodations in town.
WHERE: Southeast Alaska! Petersburg to Sitka or Sitka to Petersburg.
WHAT: A nature cruise through Southeast Alaska aboard a 65-foot trawler yacht.
COST: $3500 per person (Includes all meals while on board. Gratuities for Captain and crew not included.) A 50% deposit is due at the time of your reservation. The balance is due 60 days prior to your cruise. Call 1-800-262-7939 to reserve your cabin!
If you are interested in the option of bringing a larger group, other yachts are available for cruising in tandem with the “Ursa Major.” Please don’t hesitate to call with any questions you may have. We can even give you tips on sightseeing in other parts of Alaska if you would like to extend your stay. Alaska is amazing!
We hope you will plan to see Alaska in 2008 aboard the “Ursa Major!” Call 1-800-262-7939 or 239-656-1339 to reserve your dates or email us at email@example.com. We's love to have you join us!
The Holiday Rush
Vic and I did not join the elbowing crowds to save a buck or two at Circuit City on Black Friday. We do not need an interactive game console, thank you. We already have one. A boat.
I understand that playing computer games is a rush. But what kind of rush is it? Is it an adrenaline rush? If so, it doesn't sound healthy to me. It seems to me we all get enough stress in our lives without the need to produce it artificially.
Lots of things give us rushes but that doesn't make them good. Shopping till you drop is a rush for some people. It may also be unhealthy physically, not to mention financially.
How many times have we fallen victim to HSF (Holiday Shopping Frenzy) – finding the perfect gift for Aunt Harriett or Uncle George or the very latest and only the very latest fashionable $100 tennis shoes for Junior? You get the picture.
And then there are the parties, the hostess gifts and don't forget the mailman and the paperboy. Whew!
Every holiday season I find myself wishing that people would spend their hard-earned money on things that can really make a positive difference in their lives – yes, like boating. Maybe I'm wrong but it seems to me that playing World of Warcraft on your Xbox falls into the wrong category.
So what's the point? I would say that when we buy gifts for others and for ourselves maybe we should apply the "rush standard" to our decision. In other words, we should ask ourselves, "Will this purchase produce a healthy rush or an unhealthy rush?"
This brings me back to boating. I happen to think boating produces the healthiest rush of any diversion, especially including interactive computer games.
Like the game console you can buy at Circuit City or Best Buy, our boat console manipulates a visual display. Our console shows an ever-moving panorama of beautiful scenes framed by blue sky and blue-green water.
Like the electronic version, our game has a console with manipulating devices such as a steering wheel and throttles. (You could call them joysticks.) They make the visual display turn this way or that, and go slower or faster, forward or backward. For real.
Unlike the indoor game console, our outdoor console game supplies us with fresh air and rewards us with unexpectedly exhilarating sights such as dolphins surfing the bow wake or a family of manatees chewing on seagrasses.
Now, that's a rush.
Bill Rigby joined SFY last summer. Captain Bill is a retired university
professor from Michigan who has been boating for 35 years. Bill’s boating
background includes extensive sailing experience on several of the Great
Lakes and in the Caribbean. Bill has also served as a delivery skipper on
the Atlantic and Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.
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