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Sailing off Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard ~ Photograph © Frank Ficken

Setting Sail for Summer Joy

The boating season has begun. Driving on the highways and city streets, you will see sail and motor yachts everywhere being pulled along on trailers by their owners or boatyards.

Phuket Thailand's dramatic waterscape from private yacht charter

Executive Pursuits: Beat the blizzards in Boston by riding a yacht in Bangkok

Just because the boating season ends in New England, doesn’t mean you have to wait until next spring for the joys of cruising.
I just returned from the” Land of Smiles” — Thailand — a bit jet-lagged, but fully immersed in its approachable culture.
I have now experienced the yachting scene out of Phuket on the Andaman Sea first-hand. It was a “work”-related junket that we call a “fam trip,” or “familiarization trip,” which segues into the end of the New England boating season and how to keep summer alive.

Boats at sunset in Marblehead Harbor, Massachusetts


With Memorial Day Weekend behind us, we know by the activities on waterfront and the Yacht Club’s opening with traditional BBQ’s, it is the official kick off to the summer boating season in New England. There are many ways you can amuse yourself on those lazy hot days enjoying the pleasures of being on the water. If you do not own a boat, it might be “smarter to charter” someone else’s.