Dear friends, This has been an amazing time, with launching the 1929 “Olympus,” and running her through her paces. What an incredible yacht. The lines were slid aboard, the fenders lifted and put away and she slipped through the water with such grace. Then she was gone, heading north. The last I heard, she was in Sag Harbor. If you are able to catch a glimpse of her as she heads South soon, you will be looking at the last of New York Yacht, Launch & Engine Co.’s grande dames.
Dear friends, I always think where do I start? I’ll begin with Marc Thomas. Margaret and I met up with him years ago at St. Michael’s Wooden Boat Show. He works with Luke Brown Yachts and he lives and works out the Chesapeake Bay area. We first met aboard the 1917 Consolidated “Blue Mist.” This would be a start of a long friendship. The boat sold at auction and then was shipped to Florida and landed at Rybovich Marine Center, where it was readied to be exported to the Bahamas
Yesterday, I hopped on a ferry heading to Victoria, Canada. It wasn’t as simple as that but that’s a good place to start. Maybe I should back up a little further: A lot further. I had run into my friend Steve White a few years back in Key Largo. The future of yacht restoration on the East Coast saw that the pickings had gotten slim. Many of these wonderful yachts have been exported to Europe year after year and once they are gone, they almost never come back! I only know of a