Blue Angel Essay- "What is a yacht?"

Is a yacht simply what you see? The lines of her hull, the cut of her sails?

Or is she perhaps more; a log entry from an exciting voyage?

A newly fashioned piece of teak; a new navigation instrument?

Our yacht is more; she is defined by the people who make up her crew.

A Captain to watch over her, and guide her through challenging waters.

A hearty crew to gain experience; with the yacht's memories becoming a part of them as well.

We call a house a "home" when it becomes defined by the people who live in it.

Should we conjure up a new word to describe a yacht with the same properties?

- Ralph Louis Vinciguerra, 1997


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