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August 9, 2014

Hommage To The Sailor’s Favorite Red Cup

Filed under: Sea Views & News — DJC @ 4:23 pm

Few things are as ubiquitous, or as popular with sailors worldwide, as the iconic red Solo Cup.  When we heard they were now available in re-usable, hard, double-walled plastic – and came in new shapes for wine, martini’s and margaritas, well, we just had to smile!

Here are just a few examples of intrepid boaters and sailors putting the Red Cup to use in admirably creative ways:

red cup parade 2

Red Cup parade

Red Cup float

And – for you real Red Cup afficionados, did you know that those lines on each cup are actually there for a reason? Not that anyone I’ve ever know has ever, or would ever, actually serve to them…

Red Cup lines

Or, did you know they come in party lights?

Red Cup Lights

Or serving buckets?

red cup popcorn red cup bucket

We’re excited to see the new styles, and look forward to putting them to use onboard, and ashore.

Red Cup Group

Cheers, matey!

DJ

April 5, 2014

Boat Show Before & After

Filed under: Sea Views & News — DJC @ 1:45 pm

It’s boat show season, and the docks are filled with boating enthusiasts this weekend for the Newport Boat Show at Lido Marina Village. The sun is bright, and the weather is warm – it’s the perfect time to be inspired to get out on the water, and to shop for a new or previously owned sailboat or powerboat.

Staging a lovely Beneteau sailboat for the show, reminded me of what a big difference just a few beautiful accessories can make onboard. As these before-and-after shots show, it doesn’t take much to create a cozy environment for your floating or land-based nest!

Master before after

                                                    Master Stateroom                                               

Starboard Stateroom before after                

                                                    Starboard Stateroom          

Yacht Decor

                                                           Starboard Settee

Our top accent pieces with the biggest impact: a smart looking coverlet for each bunk, color-coordinated accent pillows for bunks and main saloon settees, silk florals for an elegant touch of color and rubber feet to keep them in place, a table centerpiece, and a spectacular Italian rope serving tray – complete with non-breakable polycarbonate glasses that look like crystal!

Port Settee

                        Main Saloon

Check your local area for upcoming boat shows – be inspired, and have fun creating your own before-and-afters!

DJ

December 28, 2013

“I Must Have Flowers, Always And Always”

Filed under: Sea Views & News — DJC @ 3:47 pm

We couldn’t agree more with Claude Monet’s love of flowers.  No matter the season, there’s simply nothing more beautiful than being surrounded by fresh cut flowers onboard, or in your cottage by the sea.

Fresh cut flowers aren’t always practical, or even possible, though, which is why we’ve introduced Yacht Silks. 52 astoundingly realistic permanent silk floral arrangements for yacht and home, let you enjoy the beauty of fresh cut flowers any time of year – year after year.

With 52 different arrangements, you’re sure to find a style that speaks to your personal style:

Formal traditional?

 

 

 

Peony Nosegay        White Tulip Bouquet

 

 

 

White Lily Bouquet   White Gladiola Bouquet

 

Classic romantic? 

 

 

 

  Tangerine Rose & Tulip    Rose & Ranunculus

 

 

 

 

  Woodsy Rose Bouquet    Peach Rose Bouquet

 

 

Rare tropical? 

 

 

    Mixed Orchids    Vanda Orchid Arrangement

 

 

 

 

    Phalaenopsis Orchid   Orchids, Protea & Lily

 

 

 

Stunning arrangements with river stones, plant fronds and vines are set in realistic looking water created by clear resin. A beautiful look that also offers stability. Lower, horizontal styles are best-suited for onboard use, but every arrangement comes with silicon low-profile “feet” to help prevent movement while on the water.

DJ

October 23, 2013

American-Made Luxury

Filed under: Sea Views & News — DJC @ 9:43 am

At a time when more and more luxury goods are being manufactured elsewhere, it’s inspiring to see a masterpiece like the new 216-foot Invictus, created right here at home.

Built by Delta Marine in Seattle, Invictus is a true luxury yacht, with a grand piano in the main salon, an upper-deck dining table for 20 guests, an on-deck gymn with magnificent views, a fold-out teak beach club at water level, a custom 28-foot Comitti tender, and a cinema with raised stadium-style seating.

Heads turn wherever she goes, as happened this past month when she visited Newport Beach. Visitors and locals alike lined the shore and created a constant parade of boats and paddleboarders, taking pictures and simply enjoying the view of one of the largest private yachts ever to enter the harbor.

Invictus was built for family cruising, and will also be available for charter in the Caribbean and Mediterranean through Burgess Yachts.

June 30, 2013

The Largest Private Yacht Ever Launched

Filed under: Sea Views & News — DJC @ 4:57 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’d have to agree with Yachts International Magazine, that the largest and best yachts always pique our curiosity and capture our imagination. While the largest yachts afloat may seem excessive to some, they represent the state of the art in design, engineering and craftsmanship.

This month, Yachts International Magazine features the 10 largest yacht launches of the past year. Given the increasing numbers of owners who require strict confidentiality at all levels of their projects, details and interior images of these amazing yachts are seldom available. Nonetheless, it is difficult to conceal the profile of a yacht as large as a warship once it enters the public waterways.

Topping the list at 590 feet, 6 inches in length, (180 meters), is the yacht Azaam.  At two and a half football fields long, she is the largest private yacht ever built. Azzam, (which means dedication in Arabic), was built by Lurssen Yachts in Germany, at an estimated cost of $592 million, and a gross weight of 14,000GT – roughly the equivalent of 1,750 adult African elephants!

While interior pictures are not available, here is an amazing video of her leaving the Lurssen shed, posted on SuperYachts.com. The footage has been sped up, so it’s even more difficult to get a true sense of her immense size. At the sped-up rate, about 7-feet of yacht appear out of the shed per second. In about 15 seconds, 100-feet of yacht has already exited the shed!

We raise our glass to the pinnacle of nautical luxury, Azzam!

DJ

March 29, 2013

A Naturally Nautical Entrance

Filed under: Sea Views & News — DJC @ 3:37 pm

Love the natural look of this new coiled rush entry mat – what a great way to welcome your guests. At over a yard-wide, it’s a real showpiece for any beach cottage or seaside home. Nice sand/dirt trapping capability too.  Now… to find a shipping carton to fit it!

March 22, 2013

The French Spring

Filed under: Sea Views & News — DJC @ 2:54 pm

We’re welcoming Spring with beautiful new luxuries for your home and yacht, like this nautical
18/10 stainless pattern from the French artisans at Sabre. The Admiralty Stripe design is
brushed right into the metal, not painted on, which gives it a very sleek, elegant look. 

March 21, 2013

The 60-Second Beach Cottage Makeover

Filed under: Sea Views & News — DJC @ 2:12 pm

One minute is about all the time you’ll need to transform your front door from plain to extroardinary!

Welcome Spring, and your seaside guests, with one of our preserved floral wreaths, decked with seashells, starfish and sand dollars. Shown here, is our Pawley’s Island wreath; one of eleven beautiful coastal designs.

BEFORE…                          … 60-SECONDS LATER!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now, which door would YOU want to walk through!

DJ

March 15, 2013

Like Having a Supermodel Foredeck Crew

Filed under: Sea Views & News — DJC @ 3:57 pm

Beautiful, elegantly fashionable supermodels aren’t the first images that come to mind when you think of strong, tough foredeck crew. Neither is stylishly designed dinnerware the first thing that comes to mind when you think of sturdy, non-breakable plastic plates.

 

 

The new Tuscan Olive and Captain’s Wine Cellar melamine dinnerware will certainly change your thinking about nonbreakables!  Smartly styled square dinner and salad/appetizer plates have a rustic wood, or classic Italian marble look to set a dynamic table onboard, poolside, or anywhere you need the carefree usability of nonbreakables.

Both patterns are available in 8-piece sets to serve a two-course meal for four, or use the dinner plates as serving plates for a wine and cheese get-together.

Pair them with our most popular nonbreakable wine glasses in classic stem shapes and two stemless sizes.

DJ

January 18, 2013

This Only Happens Twice A Year!

Filed under: Sea Views & News — DJC @ 2:10 am

Don’t miss your chance to grab your favorite luxuries and save!  Shop the Semi-Annual Sale now through January 31st.DJ

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