Continuing our countdown at No. 8 of Newport Harbor's 20 Most Interesting Boats:
No. 8: FORGER — 74' — Commissioned in 1988 at the German Bültjer Shipyard in Ditzum to a Beeldsnijder design. It is immediately obvious that she is definitely a different sort of motor yacht. Her "iroko" topside gleam has countless coats of varnish. She came to town five years ago and is berthed on the end of Linda Isle.
No. 7: DRUMBEAT — 49' — Originally commissioned for the previous owner of the No. 9 Sailboat "Rocket." She was built to a Kernan yacht design with a type of commuter boat styling. She was finished by a team led by Richard Crow from Orange Coast College and is now owned by one of our harbor's best yachtsmen. She is berthed on the end of Lido Isle.
I found some more ideas for what to leave under your sailor's Christmas tree. Everyone likes to be green around the holidays so I thought the Davis No Spill Fuel Recovery System would be the perfect stocking stuffer or it might bring a laugh if you bought it for the owner of the boat you are boarding for the upcoming Christmas Parade. You can find them at West Marine store locations or online.