Thursday, February 21, 2008
Lets go boating
I work for the best boss anyone could have, and have done so for the past 12 years. He has been supportive, encouraging and has a unique style of management. Rarely seen in "formal" work gear, he is happiest when in boat shoes, shorts and a Rip Curl tee shirt. His one weakness? Boats! My boss loves boats and has just purchased a Key West 50 footer. This is 28 Tonnes of serious vessel and replaces his Bertram.
We spend days on his boat, our corporate outings are just the best. The new vessel runs twin marine Mercedes Benz turbo diesels at about 800 Horse power each. The fuel tank holds 4000litres of diesel. Which it burns at an alarming rate, although "economical" in view of the size and weight. This replaces the 475HP Caterpillars in his Bertram.
This is one serious boat. Despite being offered more money to work for others, I simply would not.
So, a few days a year I get to enjoy the best harbours in the world and we will be bringing the vessel up from Eden in a few weeks ( Maalie has been there!). I will keep you posted on this trip. Should be fun!.