When I was in college, a professor of mine told me I should write a book.
I looked at him as if he had six heads. “Me? No way,” I thought. I was focused on becoming a great newspaper reporter. You know, being part of a newsroom where I’d learn of breaking news, run out to get the facts, and rush back to write the article in time for the next edition. Writing a book took months of work just to find a publisher who’d accept me. And frankly, since I wasn’t a celebrity or other high-profile person (read: a guaranteed money maker), the chances of succeeding were thin. That was the reality of the big professional publishing companies three decades ago.
It’s still the reality today. Funny enough, my professor’s words have never left my mind.
While I’ve contributed to two books, I’ve often thought over the years of writing a book of my own. In the 25 years I’ve spent in yachting, I’ve learned incredible stories, and seen some spectacular superyachts. The interiors are especially spectacular. Jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring, even head-scratching… the list of adjectives goes on and on. Regardless of whether I share the owners’ tastes, I appreciate the creativity that goes into the design. Furthermore, just when I think I’ve seen it all, another yacht comes along to prove me wrong. It’s the most fun I could ever imagine having in my job.
Therefore, I’m pleased to say I’m writing a book featuring some of the most spectacular superyacht interiors afloat. Superyacht Storytellers will, of course, be the publisher. You’ll get a chance not only to see it, but to buy it, too, when we release it this fall.
What’s inside? Nearly 200 photos of saloons, staterooms, spas, beach clubs, and more. The styles range from Art Deco to over the top, from period-authentic to pink perfection. We’ll share more as the publishing date draws close.