M/Y Aphrodite

One of the advantages of the sleepy BoaterRated Central offices is the view. We overlook the Okeechobee Waterway (as do our friends at Ship Shape TV!), and sometimes the traffic on the waterway is most interesting indeed. Sometimes we just feel obligated to share it!

aphrodite2006Today during a conference call, an old favorite passed by. We hadn’t seen her in a couple of years, and at that time we were on the road and enjoying the view from Manhasset Bay Yacht Club in Port Washington, NY. Her name is Aphrodite, she’s 74′ long, originally built in 1937 at the old Purdy yard in Port Washington (nearby Port Washington YC). She went through some tough times and has been lovingly restored and relaunched in 2005. Here’s a detailed post about her history and restoration from the Brooklin Boat Yard that did the work, and includes links to more pictures.

We had a chat with the captain over the radio while she passed, and we hope to visit her during her stay nearby. Just to have seen her pass, however, was a great pleasure, and causes us to reflect on why we appreciate the boating lifestyle – dreams do come true!

Merry Christmas, everybody!

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