Saturday, 1 February 2014

A Micro yacht among Mega Yachts



Mega yachts in Falmouth Harbor


Upon returning to Antigua from Barbuda we found ourselves surrounded by mega yachts.  We happened to be in Falmouth Harbor at a time when mega yacht charters all gather to show themselves. 

George trying to fit in with the mega yacht crowd
A square-rigger from Holland.
There is a subculture of folks who seek jobs on these monster yachts.  From chatting with some of the folks they tell me they work all the time and try not to be seen.  Sailing is great on the few sailboats but for all the Mega yachts, most of the time is at anchor or at a dock.  During that time polishing and cleaning from stem to stern is the rule.
Getting the tour of a mega yacht
George and I met a nice woman in Barbuda who works for one of the big charter companies.  She showed us around.  The yacht had the feel of a posh Manhattan apartment.  There was a TV in every room and every room had a name (named after painters such as Van Gogh, Renoir etc).

After getting a nice tour, George and I thought it wasn’t the sort of place where we’d want to spend much time.
Alaria visible just above the Jacuzzi (look between the handles for steps)






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