Maik Broetzmann

Guest Interview – Maik Broetzmann

  •  8/1/2018
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So, Maik, tell us a little something about your cruising to date and where you have been as I understand you have been on S/Ys, M/Ys, tall ships, fishing boats, research vessels, navy vessels and even cargo ship? I am German by origin and was born in the Russian controlled sector where cruising was out of the question due to its locked down borders. However, I also happened to live in Berlin, which, little known fact, back to Kaiser times was the hotspot for yachting thanks to the rivalry with ...
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Rick & Michelle on Ghost Rider II, N50-21

Guest Interview Rick & Michelle on Ghost Rider II, N50-21

  •  7/25/2018
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This is a special interview and one that I hope demonstrates that with courage and persistence most can overcome tragedy and triumph.  Rick and Michelle Riordan are a prime example of overcoming adversity as they experienced firsthand what every boater fears most, the total loss of their much loved Nordhavn 47, Ghost Rider.  Rick and Michelle have both discussed in detail the simple mistake that led to the tragedy in an open and honest way which is not only refreshing, but provides countless les...
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John and Tracey

Guest Interview John and Tracey aboardPairadiceSelene 47

So, John, tell us a little something about your cruising to date and where you have been so far? For the last three years, we have called Hayden Island in Portland Oregon our homeport. We cruised most of the Inside passage of British Columbia in 2016 from April through September. We travelled as far north as Kitimat, B.C. before turning around and spent more time cruising areas that we missed on the trip north. 2016’s total was 3,362 NM. In 2017 we travelled to South East Alaska primarily thro...
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Josh and Natasha Tofield with lovely Loxie

Guest Interview - Josh and Natasha Tofield - N52 Samba

So, Josh, tell us a little something about your cruising to date and where you have been so far? Since 2005 we have cruised from Seattle to beyond Dutch Harbor, putting over 30,000 miles on our two boats, Samba Nordhavn 40 and then Samba Nordhavn 52. Our home port is Kodiak Island, Alaska. We most enjoy poking our noses into out of the way places and have been in 500 different anchorages along the way. We feel that Alaska, and the waters beyond Southeast Alaska in particular, have the best crui...
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Mary and Gale

Guest Interview Gale and Mary Plummer Worknot N57

So, Gale, tell us a little something about your cruising to date and where you have been so far?. We moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2002.  Home prices were thru the roof and climbing.  At the time we had moved from ARIZONA and traded our 80 MPH go fast for a Grand Banks 42.  It was kept at Ventura Ca and we cruised the Channel Islands, Catalina and Ensenada.  After viewing homes in the Bay Area decided to move the GB to Alameda in the SF Bay.  Plan was we would stay there for 2 weeks an...
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Dennis and Julie Fox aboard Sea Fox 76-03

Guest InterviewDennis and Julie - N76 Sea Fox

So, Dennis, tell us a little something about your cruising to date and where you have been so far? Cruising so far?  We owned and operated several Sea Sports in the San Juan Islands on salmon fishing excursions for P.R. with our customers for our manufacturing business in Bellingham, WA.  That is how we developed our love for all things boating.  We eventually graduated to larger boats and began venturing further from Bellingham.  In 1995 Julie and I owned a 50 Delta which we cruised from Belli...
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