I saw a internet question asking what are the catamaran equivalents to Toyota, Lexus, Mercedes, and Ferrari. This topic struck my interest as possibly a good analogy to introduce to new yachtsmen the reputation of brands of all types from power to sail to catamarans. … Continue readingYachts and their Car Equivalents
Most commonly yachts feature an inboard engine which exits through a stuffing box to a cutlass bearing and prop. Or they feature an outboard motor attached to the transom. But there are a couple other alternatives including sterndrive (I/O), jet, and pod drives. Let’s survey … Continue readingDrive Types – Inboard, Outboard, Sterndrive, Jet, Pod
There no doubt to me that catamarans will play a larger part in the future of sailing and especially cruising than they have in the past. Even in racing, the America’s Cup is now catamarans. I see daily once monohull clients switching to catamarans. The … Continue readingFeatures of the Catamaran of the Future
Key to keeping your batteries charged in the Bahamas is an alternative energy source. With diesel over $5/gallon who wants to run the engine or a generator to power refrigeration and autopilot. “Is wind or solar a better choice?” I am often asked and see … Continue readingWind or Solar?
Strictly Sail Miami at Miamarina, Bayside ran from last Thursday to this Monday. We had incredible weather with a light northeaster keeping temperatures in the 70’s and 80’s. I exhibited aboard the Scotia 44, a Canadian model being built at Snyder’s Shipyard in Lunenberg, Nova … Continue readingReport on Miami Strictly Sail 2012
Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Stuart / Fort Pierce (affectionately known by the spoonerism Port Fierce) are the three areas where I most often interact with yachts. I have been reminded of this fact over the last few weeks as I have been tearing up the … Continue readingMiami, Fort Lauderdale, Stuart
During Miami Strictly Sail, February 16th to the 20th, we will be aboard the new Scotia 44, “The HUMMER of the Oceans,” in Slip 12B at Bayside Marina. If you would like to schedule an appointment or receive more information, please inquire via Jordan Yachts. … Continue readingScotia 44 “The HUMMER of the Oceans”
Every year, the dominant multiple listing service hosts a get together for brokers in South Florida. The event took place yesterday at the Panorama Ballroom at Pier 66. A couple hundred brokers and friends gathered to listen to the latest in online marketing, FYBA legislative … Continue readingYachtWorld U
A question came up recently about what new sailboats are currently being built with the continued economic conditions. To gauge this fact rationally, I took a survey of what is available on the brokerage market from 2009 to 2012. I also limited the search to … Continue readingWhat Sailboats Are Being Built?
This year, 2012, is the 20th year since Jordan Yachts incorporated and started selling yachts in Fort Lauderdale. This waypoint makes me feel proud and gives me pause to think about our impact in the community and more widely abroad. It never gets old to … Continue reading20 Year Anniversary