I was invited by our friends at Sandy Hook Yacht Sales to join a demo ride aboard a new 2017 Sabre yacht 42 Salon Express along with a couple of prospective buyers. One of them, Chris Widdis, owns a 2006 38 Sabre Express and was thinking of moving up to the 42. What an opportunity to hear from someone who could give us some insight into a decade of progress. We also had John Lembeck aboard, an experienced boater who could give us a fresh view point on the Sabre 42.
It began four years ago as a way of keeping a tradition alive by focusing on children!
Pat Harbolic and Tom Colandra, brought up in the wonderful fishing community of Verplanck felt that the recreational fishing industry needed a boost. So with no money and only a dream the two began talking up a really tiny striped bass fishing derby for just a few friends. It wasn’t untll Pat and Tom began sellng the idea to supporters that they realized they had hit a “hot button, ” Families
and individuals alike were turning away from the Hudson River in droves, something needed to be done.
Of all the striped bass derby’s and catfish contests that the Hudson River Fisherman’s Association an I have been involved in, none had the dramatic influence on kids and adults that the April 15th, 2017 catfish derby Had on so many children and adults that this one did.
As a life-long resident of the mid-Hudson Valley, I’ve spent a lot of time Boating on the Hudson (and Beyond...), hiking, biking, canoeing, skiing, cross-country skiing, working, tourguiding,
wine-tasting; you get the picture.
New York State government has approved Uber throughout the state!
Uber is making fast strides in providing services from various waterfront locations to Fill boaters requests. The above is a screen shot example of one of the earliest Uber estimates from Pearl River Hilton to Haverstraw Marina.
HUDSON RIVER MARITIME MUSEUM’S RIVERPORT WOODEN BOAT SCHOOL ANNOUNCES CONSTRUCTION of “SOLAR SAL 44”
Sustainable Energy Systems, Inc. and Gerr Marine Team with Museum to Design and Construct Zero-Fuel, One Hundred Percent, Solar-Electric Passenger Tour Boat.