The attached photo of our boat (Blue Heron) as the the moon was rising was taken by some friends from their boat (Kailani) while cruising in Bora Bora, French Polynesia.
Bob Frantz, Annapolis, MD
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New Leopard 50 Cat Redefines Comfort Afloat
On Monday ( March 12), I had the chance to go sailing on the new Leopard 50 cruising catamaran out of Harbor Town Marina, in Dania Beach, FL, just south of Ft, Lauderdale. The new Alex Simonis design was introduced at the Miami show in February to a hugely enthusiastic crowd. Sailing with us on Monday was Leopard’s Steve Long, Katie Baker and captain Calvyn. They had been overwhelmed by folks who wanted to get aboard the boat and the sales team was busy right from the first day writing contracts. That was for many good reasons. The new boat has a 26 foot beam and more voluminous hulls so the living spaces are huge. The biggest innovation that you notice right away is the lounge on top of the cockpit hard top. This is not a fly bridge and the helm is in the usual spot raised up from the cockpit where it links neatly with the lounge. The ergonomics work very well. We spent two hours sailing the 50 and came away really impressed with how it performed. He hit 11 knots on a reach. That’s cool. We’ll have a full review coming shortly.
Passports have long been the choice for cruisers looking for high quality, safe, performance oriented designs with head turning styling. At Passport we know that it does matter how you get to your favorite destination. We also know that our owners deserve the very best in comfort and attention to detail, both in accommodations and in on board systems. “Because of this emphasis, Passport has been given a number of awards and a long list of satisfied owners are enjoying the Passport experience. It has been quoted that Passports are “art you can leave out in the rain”. Passport Yachts
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KTI Systems Inc., manufacturer of the popular FilterBoss, has just introduced Keenan Filters System. Combining all the tools necessary to insure uncontaminated fuel delivery. It offers essential maintenance, diagnostic and repair functions to provide the user total control of their onboard fuel system
Completely re-designed to maximize functionality while reducing the system’s overall footprint, it incorporates a patented industry first manifold that integrates interconnects within the filter housing. This allows fuel to be ported directly into the off-line so the operator can drain the fuel bowl contaminates, replace the Racor™ filter element, and then top off the filter without the usual mess. Keenan Filters
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