Author Archive | Deborah Bach

Bob Perry plays with his band, a Saturday night tradition at the annual Perry Design Rendezvous. Deborah Bach photo

Q&A: Legendary yacht designer Bob Perry on adoration, not overthinking it and why he’s not like his Uncle Mick

There are likely very few annual boating get-togethers whose guest of honor, year after year, is the person from whose imagination those very vessels sprung. But that’s the case at the Perry Design Rendezvous, held each summer at Port Ludlow. The event brings together owners of boats created by Robert (Bob) Perry, one of the […]

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Jim and Melody Carney's Beneteau 360, Imrama. Photos courtesy of Jim Carney.

My Boat | Imrama

For Jim and Melody Carney, the third time was a charm. The couple had raced for years and owned two boats before settling on a 2000 36-foot Beneteau sailboat. They bought Imrama new, and after sailing her for 15 years, still love her as much as ever. She’s homeported in Anacortes. Tell us about your […]

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Boat Name Yea or Nay: HipNautic

People are generally of two minds when it comes to puns: they love ’em or hate ’em. And if you’ve spent any time around boats, you’ve probably noticed that the maritime world is lousy with them. It’s all “seas” this and “nauti” that. Which brings us to today’s BNYON. It was spotted at a Seattle boatyard, but you […]

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Helios in Princess Louisa Inlet. Photos courtesy of Bruce Kilen

My Boat | Helios

Bruce Kilen and wife Linda don’t suffer from two-foot-itis. The couple had owned two boats and chartered catamarans in Belize before buying their 42-foot Manta MarkIV catamaran new in 2008. They knew exactly what they wanted and were able to customize Helios to their specifications. They’re planning to sail their boat, currently homeported in Tacoma, […]

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