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Yacht Spotting: Nantucket

You know summer has arrived on Nantucket Island when the boat basin fills up with the likes of Ferretti, Princess, Azimut, Bertram, Riva, Hinckley and Herreshoff.

July 16, 2014
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Welcome to the Nantucket Boat Basin. Let’s take a look around! Eleanor Lawson

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Lürssen-built Lime Light was the one of the largest of the superyachts in town this weekend, at 60m or 197 feet. Eleanor Lawson

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53-meter Delta Silver Shalis stands out with her brilliant blue hull. Eleanor Lawson

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Iconic Brant Point light welcomes visitors to Nantucket. Eleanor Lawson

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It’s summertime, the basin is full! Eleanor Lawson

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As soon as you enter the jetties at the mouth of Nantucket’s protected harbor, you can see why beach-goers and yachtsmen alike flock to the island in summer. Eleanor Lawson

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Majestic indeed–this Feadship is 200 feet in length. Eleanor Lawson

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It’s easy to imagine Nantucket looked very similar from the water back in her whaling days. Eleanor Lawson

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We think 34-meter Westport Lucky Seven adds a little something to the skyline. Don’t you? Eleanor Lawson

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Trumpy classic motor yacht Sea Tabby was built in 1938 and still looks gorgeous! Eleanor Lawson

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A Laird Hamilton stand-up paddleboard looks like a fun way to explore the harbor! Eleanor Lawson

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Superyachts line the docks in Nantucket Harbor. Eleanor Lawson

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This Bertram looks ready for some serious fishing. Eleanor Lawson

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His and hers? Eleanor Lawson

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On this island, a Hinckley Picnic Boat is never too far. Eleanor Lawson

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Beauty comes in all sizes. Eleanor Lawson

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Click here for a full review of the Azimut 62. Eleanor Lawson

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If you need someone to take your Rivarama Super for a spin, we’re available. Eleanor Lawson

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Click here to read about the launch of the Ferretti Yachts 750. Eleanor Lawson

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By sail, power or paddle – get yourself on the water! John Kerry’s Friendship Isabel calls Nantucket home for the summer. Eleanor Lawson

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A classic Herreshoff 12.5 is the perfect way to check out the boats in the harbor or head over to the beach at Coatue. Eleanor Lawson

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No trip to Nantucket would be complete without a stroll on the historic cobbled streets of Nantucket’s busy downtown shopping area. Eleanor Lawson

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Classic wooden Hinckley Roshika was built in 1953. Eleanor Lawson

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It’s a lovely day for a spin in a Riva Rivale. Eleanor Lawson

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This is a 65 Marquis. Click here to see more Marquis yachts. Eleanor Lawson

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Yes please. Eleanor Lawson

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Insark Marine-built Snow Goose is 114 feet in length. Eleanor Lawson

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Click here for a full review of the Princess 72. Eleanor Lawson

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If you are invited to race in the island’s classic International One Design fleet, say yes. And bring full foul weather gear. Eleanor Lawson

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Morris 57 Young America looks right at home. Eleanor Lawson

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Trust us, you’ll be much happier exploring Nantucket on foot than by car. Parking on Main Street is minimal. Eleanor Lawson

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William Peterson-designed Zingara was built in the “spirit of tradition” at Brooklin Boat Yard.
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