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Pop-Psychology on the Water
by Barb Hansen
an amateur psychologist, I like to analyze people by the boat names
they choose. Every boat name is like a mini-psychological profile of
the vessel owner.
won’t waste your time on boats like She Got the House and
She Whines a lot. They’re just too easy. Dittos for Sin or
Swim, Swimsuits Optional and Nauti Couples.
Somewhere in Alabama there’s a boat called Auburnsux. I don’t
ever want to meet the owner of that boat, so I won’t risk angering
him (or her?) with my non-professional psycho workup.
Because they are confronting their demons, the owners of Sir
Rosis of the River, Zoloft and Xanax get a pass
today. And I won’t take the bait and analyze the owner of Analyse
The owner of Singood the Sailbad has some issues. He (or
she?) needs counseling for poor sailing, that’s for sure, and maybe
for good sinning, too. Or is it good singing? We’ve got a split
personality here, folks.
have to get this off my chest. You’ve seen boats named Hell Froze
Over? I imagine that here we’ve got an older male individual.
He was married for some years. His wife was always just dead
set against him owning a boat and he sulked about that. Then
something really drastic happened. I’m not saying foul play was
involved but something tells me his spouse is no longer in the
Anyway, I recently had a chance to take a look and reflect on the
annual top ten list of the most popular boat names from Boat
U.S. The winners for 2005 were, from the top, Seas the Day,
Island Time, Dragonfly,
Pura Vida, Encore, Black Pearl, Destiny, Serenity Now and License to
Seas the Day
was up from number seven in 2004. I don’t know about you but I’m
picturing a preppy kind of skipper tucked between two masts. This
fellow used to wear a captain’s hat and a blue blazer with lots of
gold buttons and always-too-clean Top Siders. Nowadays, in a more
casual world, he wears a ribbed, linen crew-neck pullover, a pair of
$200 hand-sewn navy blue boat shoes, a Blackberry, and a pencil-thin
mustache that he trims approximately hourly.
picture the owner of Aquaholic as a Houston pork
bellies baron. Billy Bob’s up there on the bridge of his 52-foot
sportfisherman overseeing a lighted panel of information –- GPS
interfaced with radar and sonar, real-time satellite images of loop
currents and water temps, a 52-inch flat screen TV with satellite
reception. He has a Stella Artois in his left hand and a wireless
remote control in his right to control the Bose sound system which
plays either Emmy Lou Harris or George Jones. The autopilot takes
care of the steering but he rests a foot on the wheel anyway just
for a sense of control. The other foot is for goosing throttles.
have to say I puzzled over the profile of the owners of Black
That’s a new one on
the list. I thought, “Oh, this is your financially-secure skipper
with inherited wealth and a high-fashion trophy wife. But then
somebody pointed out that the hit movies in the “Pirates of the
Caribbean” series are all about a fictional pirate galleon called
Oh my, this changes everything.
Vic’s opinion is the owner of Black Pearl is, in fact, a
lawyer who files class action lawsuits during the week. But I think
skipper plays strictly by the rules Monday through Friday, goes to
church every Sunday, and turns into a pretend-to-be swashbuckler
This is all in fun. The new top ten names suggest to me that in real
life these owners are all solid, taxpaying citizens who just like to
escape the world’s madness once in a while and who can fault them
me. Sea ya.
Captain Bob Mahood
One of our long-time Captains, Bob Mahood, passed away in June.
Those of you who were fortunate to have taken a sail or power
boating course with Captain Bob will remember his passion for
boating, his flair for teaching and his Canadian wit. Bob always
had a smile on his face and a story to tell! Although he has
sailed beyond our horizon, Bob will remain in our hearts for years
to come. We wish you fair winds Captain Bob.
FOR SALE: 2003 Mainship Pilot 34
Express Cruiser - $178,400
accommodations aboard this vessel include a private forward
stateroom, spacious head with shower, fully-equipped galley,
convertible leatherette dinette and roomy cockpit with bench
Peachy Keen II
Single Yanmar 370 hp. diesel with bow thruster
Generator, 3.5 kw
Air conditioning with reverse cycle heat
Stove, 2-burner electric
Stereo with CD player & Color TV
This popular “picnic” style boat is perfect for a long weekend
getaway afloat, or an extended cruise! This vessel cruises easily
at 15 knots with approximate fuel consumption of 10 gph. She is
completely equipped with safety gear, linens, galley gear, and the
charts and cruising guide to get you underway!
Peachy Keen II is available for Private ownership or
Charter fleet placement.
1978 Grand Banks 42 - Completely refitted in 2002-2003!
Available for charter fleet placement or private ownership.
have to see this one to believe it!
classic Grand Banks is now unbelievably priced at $179,500! Compare
this price to similar 2002-2003 models. You would pay at least
Twin Ford Lehman 120 hp diesels
Tundra Refrigeration w/ Freezer
Raritan Ice make
Stainless Water Heater
Onan 8 kw Generator
Electric Stove w/ Oven
Cruise Air Reverse Cycle A/C
Aluminum mast and boom
Engine Mounts (8)
This lovely vessel has been meticulously refitted inside and
out. Half Moon has Corian counter tops, a Bose Wave Radio, an
LCD TV, Autopilot, Radar, GPS, and more. The cabin sides, side
decks and flybridge have a new Awlgrip paint job. And you
could eat off the floor of the engine room, newly painted in
white Awlgrip with shiny dark red engines!
This boat is at our docks. Call us today for an appointment to
see Half Moon!
Call Vic or Barb Hansen
to make an appointment to see any of these lovely yachts.
||WE NEED LISTINGS, TOO!
Give Vic Hansen a call today! We can help you sell your boat or
find you the boat of your dreams!
New to our Fleet - MAR-KAT
|Berth Date: September 1, 2006
Type of Vessel: Grand Banks Classic
Length at Berth: 42 feet
Weight at Berth: 34,000 lbs.
New Owners Bill & Amy
Caterpillar 3208TA 375hp diesels, Onan 8kw generator, Marine Air
conditioning, Bow thruster, Niad stabilizers, windlass, trim tabs,
oil change system, Grunert refrigeration, (3) burner electric stove
with oven, microwave, custom manual dinghy hoist, and much more!
Garmin 2010C GPS at both stations, Furuno 1940 10” 4kw Radar, Furuno
RP200 Radar Plotter, Autohelm ST-50 Speed/ Depth, Robertson 300 DL
Autopilot, and more!
be ready to cruise later this fall. Give us a call soon to reserve
your dates aboard this lovely yacht.
We receive lots of nice emails and letters from both our charter and
school clients. Here are two that we wanted to share with you. Thanks to
our great customers!
. . . you and your company – a class act all the way around. From
yourself helping me with reservations on such short notice to Bob’s very
helpful insight into the boat’s systems and local knowledge . . . .
Thanks again , say hi to everyone and we’ll see you soon for another
Grand Banks 32 Charter
Dear Barbara and Vic,
Eric and I want to thank you and your fine staff for a learning
experience and adventure that surpassed all our expectations. The
course was perfectly structured to maximize factual knowledge, hands-on
experience, and fun. We learned an enormous amount in a relatively
short period of time, and look forward to the next stage of our boating
With all best wishes,
Amy and Eric
P101-102 Powerboating Courses, GB32 “Patience”
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