WEEKEND: Messing About in Boats

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(May 17, 2014 Weekend edition) “There is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” (Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows). But as boat enthusiasts know, much of the time is spent working on the boat. And that’s not a bad thing either — especially when there’s a boat yard at hand. The photo above, courtesy of Cape Charles Yacht Center, belies the activity going on there now — especially Thursday’s soirée hosted by Eyre Baldwin to mark the grand opening of the yacht center. Some 500 guests attended, and Baldwin announced that “Phase Two is now.” He was talking about accommodation for mega-yachts that will require a 300-ton boat lift. That was planned for sometime in the future, but according to Baldwin it’s going to happen now.  Meanwhile, the 75-ton-capacity Travel Lift is up and running, and Cape Charles Yacht Center is open for business. It’s a great time to mess around in a boat!



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