Megayacht Profiles / Interior Design

The One [PDF], ShowBoats International September 2014, A tour of Horizon’s refreshed Vision series at the first Taiwan International Boat Show.

Living the Dream [PDF], Yachting June 2013, Meet the Nonchalant Fleet, which travels to Cat Island, The Bahamas, every year.

Ocean Drive [PDF], ShowBoats International November 2012, profile of Benetti’s 94-foot U.S. debut of its Delfino line of semicustom yachts

Rested on Their Laurel, Power & Motoryacht April 2012, profile of Delta’s 240-footer, six years and 115,000 nautical miles after her launch

Eye to the Soul, Power & Motoryacht Feburary 2012, profile of Heesen’s new launch Quinta Essentia, named after the earth’s elements

All the high-tech developments and custom design aboard show that, on Quinta Essentia, beauty is more than skin deep. In fact it goes right to the soul.

Guiding Light, Power & Motoryacht July 2011, profile of the 208-foot Polar Star after her introduction to the charter market

Straight-Up NewPower & Motoryacht October 2011, an Italian shipyard introduces a new design

Rock Steady, Power & Motoryacht October 2011, refit of a 102-foot Palmer Johnson

Travel Writing

Savannah’s Barrier IslandsDocwalk 1114 Cover [PDF], Dockwalk November 2014, Cruising off the coast of Georgia with my dad

Just a short cruise up the Intracoastal Waterway from Thunderbolt Marine, this string of islands has long been home to the Gullah as well as artists, naturalists, farmers and others looking for a different way of life, often characterized by fishing, clamming and sustainable agriculture.

Passport to Production [PDF], Southern Boating August 2014, How to get the most out of a boat show — by leaving the docks to see the nearby shipyards.


Although Taiwan has been building export yachts for decades, this May represented the first time most of the country’s builders gathered to display their wares at the brand-new Kaohsiung Exhibition Center located just minutes from the shipyards.



Departures 12_2013

Cruising the British Virgin Islands, Departures, November / December 2015, choosing the right charter yacht and planning the perfect itinerary in the BVIs


One More Star [PDF], Southern Boating February 2013, a cruiser’s guide to visiting Puerto Rico

Bravo! Encore!, Power & Motoryacht November 2012, cruising the British Virgin Islands aboard the 150-foot Trinity Encore

Guide to the Mediterranean: Sailing Solo, Departures October 2012,  A guide to chartering a yacht in the Med

[Jems] is perfect for active guests, who will want to take advantage of the indoor gym, Jet Skis and windsurf boards. After a day of activities, the crew can set up an outdoor screen for a movie under the stars.

Local Perspectives, Power & Motoryacht February 2012, cruising Norway’s fjords aboard an 85-foot Princess

Trolling In Norway, Power & Motoryacht December 2011, onboard the 86-foot Nordhavn, CaryAli, in the fjords of Norway.

I knew Vikings had stopped pillaging centuries ago, but now was our turn to sail their shores and explore their lands—though I only expected to return with postcards and gift-shop trinkets.

Truth in AdvertisingPower & Motoryacht August 2011, a megayacht flotilla takes to the Bahamas’ Exuma Islands in a quiet invasion

Built for ExploringPower & Motoryacht June 2011, how to travel through the Caribbean—aboard the 164-foot JeMaSa

C’est MagnifiquePower & Motoryacht December 2010, stepping through scenes from the tabloids while cruising the Cote d’Azur aboard the 152-foot Audacia.

Lists and Other Features

Dream Boats, Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Preview [PDF], Part 2, Southern Boating November 2014, The largest yachts on display at the 55th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Preview [PDF], Part 1, Southern Boating October 2014, A 19-page feature on the newest yachts to debut at the 55th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Signature Dish, Brownstoner Queens, weekly restaurant feature for a local real estate blog

Welcome to the Q’Stoner food feature, Signature Dish! Once a week we check in with a Queens restaurant, and ask the owners about the all-time favorite dishes they serve.

The Strand, February – May 2014, mystery/thriller book reviews


Reviews for Black Horizon by James Grippando and The Blonde by Anna Godbersen [PDF]

Review for Viviane by Julia Deck [PDF]


Here Comes the Sun-Powered Yacht RacePopular Mechanics online, The Monaco Yacht Club, Dutch design firm Vripack, and Solar1 Races are bringing an international solar-powered Grand Prix to Monaco this summer.

The Strand Magazine, reviews of mystery novels

The Strand Winter 2013

Human Remains [PDF] by Elizabeth Haynes

Lineup [PDF] by Liad Shoham

White Fire [PDF] by Preston & Child

On Board with: Capt. William Deal, U.S. Coast Guard, Boating May 2013, Q&A with Deal discussing high-stakes rescues and reality TV

Hybrid Power Catches a Current, Popular Mechanics online, Greenline introduces its hybrid-power boat to the U.S. market.

DockwalkFebruary2013Dangling the Carrot [PDF], Dockwalk February 2013, Captains share their management and motivation techniques that don’t involve monetary tips

A great crew will never expect (keyword: expect) a tip or gratuity, but the recognition of a longer-than-usual cruise and a job well done can go a long way to maintaining fresh, alert crew with a high level of job satisfaction.

From Workshop to Yacht [PDF], Heesen Yacht Annual 2012, a ghostwritten article about art dealer Mariecke Siezen’s relationship with the yard and the yacht Let It Be

Renovating a Caravelle: Rembert Berg, Owner of Serena [PDF], Invictus Issue I, how one first-time yacht owner found his sealegs aboard a classic vessel

North American Shipyards: State of the Union [PDF], Invictus Issue I, a round up of the North American shipyards and how things have changed over the last couple years

The PMY 100, August 2011, list of the world’s largest privately owned yachts

But change is one of the things that makes The PMY 100 so interesting. That’s why this year, we focused on what’s different: the new launches and refits.

America’s 100 Largest Yachts, November 2011, list of the largest American-owned yachts

Perhaps owners are no longer competing for the top spot and are realizing that bigger isn’t always better. Or it could just be owners are constrained by berth sizes, as in Larry Ellison’s reasoning for “downsizing” from Rising Sun to the 288-foot Musashi.

Ends of the Earth, Power & Motoryacht February 2012, the rise of the explorer yacht, with a web-only checklist

It’s a Mother!, Power & Motoryacht March 2012, profile of the Florida-based custom sportfisherman-builder Gamefisherman


Brownstoner Queens: Open and Shut, a weekly blog round up of the restaurant openings and closures in Queens, New York

Coast Guard Heroes Honored for their Daring Rescue, Boating Magazine web exclusive, the USCG based in Kodiak, Alaska, rescued two crews of fishing vessels during a storm

Power & Motoryacht May 2012, Gear: Made in Maine

Power & Motoryacht February 2012, Gear: Megayacht Elevators

Power & Motoryacht December 2011, Gear: Onboard Alarm Systems

Power & Motoryacht January 2012, Megayachts: Riding the Tides, a Day in the Life of a megayacht captain

Power & Motoryacht, Megayachts: A Rosy Outlook, an interview with Benetti’s CEO

Power & Motoryacht February 2012, PMY Tries: Jetstream Streaming Video


2Departures’ Book of Extraordinary Experiences