These are NOT your home-built boats, and probably well above what any of us will ever experience. I have ran into a couple of "near" superyachts dockside in Norfolk, and I’m sure you guys that are better traveled see them even more.
Kind of a fun one…
At Yacht Island Design we like to do things differently
We like to base our designs upon innovative floating platforms. It frees us to explore bold and daring ideas which challenge the accepted norms within the yachting industry. No longer are we bound by the restrictions of a conventional hull shape. This unleashes creative flair and individualism for our clients as well as us!
Our approach is to consider the design in a holistic manner. We like to ensure that a common theme runs throughout the yacht, from the overall exterior shape down to the smallest interior detail. The most important thing for us is to ensure the original client-driven concept is achieved in a flowing and seamless manner.
Mark and Diana Doyle of On the Water Chart Guides have a pair of books covering anchoring on the Intracoastal Waterway.
Here’s what they have to say:
Just a quick note to let you know that this week Mark and I are launching two new books!
AnchorGuide for the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW)
Volume 1: Norfolk, VA to Beaufort, SC
AnchorGuide for the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) Volume 2: Hilton Head, SC to Miami, FL
The PDF files were just uploaded to our printer and will take about 14 days to be printed and delivered to the fulfillment house.
But the really exciting part is, during that 14-day period, we’re offering a Pre-Print Web Special to our subscribers … you’ll receive 33% off any individual volume, or 42% off the two-volume bundle!
(A little background here … turn back the calendar two years.) As Mark and I slowly creep into an unfamiliar anchorage, we grit our teeth and hope for the best …
And, remember, Semi-Local draws less than 3 feet!
We knew there had to be a better way … thus began the "anchorage project."
The premise was … wouldn’t it be nice to have a full-color book of anchorages, based on official NOAA charts, showing you EXACTLY where to anchor?
With digital breadcrumb tracks, annotated with depths, leading you in and out of the anchorage?
And details on shore access and pet landing, wind protection, current, grocery store availability … and more?
For ICW first-timers, it would be a blessing. Here are nearly 300 anchorages, mooring fields, and free docks between Hampton, VA and Key
Biscayne, FL. Enjoy!
For ICW veterans, it might serve as a call to return to cruising versus commuting. We all slip into a rut, returning to the same familiar
anchorages. With "first-entry" stress reduced, why not drop the hook
somewhere new and explore a different creek or town?
To produce the new series we married the latest technology with old-fashioned hours of on-the-water surveying.
We re-visited each anchorage, multiple times, recording depths and tracks directly into our computers. What you see on each page is exactly what we saw on our laptops and chartplotter.
It’s like looking over our shoulders as we survey!
So, please, go take a look. There are two sample pages on our website. One
describes Hospital Point anchorage at "Mile Zero," the other details Fort
Matanzas anchorage along Florida’s First Coast.Â
Please remember, if you or a friend are interested in these guides, NOW is
absolutely the time to pre-order and take advantage of this 14-day special!
Thank you again for your kind support,
Hello again… sorry for the quiet period, but trying to get back with some new posts and information that I’ve been collecting. To start things off, notice the new "improved" web site and layout.
Things have been somewhat simplified. There is probably some lost functionality in a few edge cases, but overall things are much simpler on the backend. In addition to making my life easier, making the data more available for me in terms of backups and the like, it should provide improved performance and load times.
If you’re into web hosting and the like, drop me a note and I’ll fill you in on the technical changes 🙂
Otherwise, we no longer have accounts directly on the site. That was just more admin work than it was worth, and really didn’t give a "member" any advantage. I want to thank everybody that has joined over the years, and please keep following along with us.
Comments are still around, but being hosted by Disqus, a common third party/commercial commenting system. Over the next few days I’ll get the old comments pulled in and catch things back up.
As always, thanks for your patience and continuing to support Craft A Craft!