White-hulled powerboats and sailboats sat on moorings in the harbor like they were sprinkled out of a salt shaker, landing perfectly spaced and laid out to form what must’ve looked from above like a cool-shaped snowflake. In the foreground, I saw her. The yacht’s dark-blue hull caught my eye, and her upswept and proud bow dared the sea to come at her. This 54-footer’s broad beam and gently sweeping sheer line appeared at once rugged, yet elegant. She was nautical poetry and fit in well on these waters off Sag Harbor, New York. This was the downeast-style boat that has defined countless Northeast and New England boaters for decades, but this lady didn’t hail from Maine. This is the Mochi Craft Dolphin 54 Fly, and she’s from Italy.
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