At the base of the main deck foyer, a back lit plexi panel displays the Fish Story. The YF
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A Friendship of Mythic Proportions
M.Y. Big Fish takes her name from the best-selling novel and major motion pictures. The book’s author, Daniel Wallace, is the son of my dear friend and mentor, Dan Wallace (1931-1997). Daniel wrote the book in memory of his father, a larger than life character renowned for his love of storytelling. Dan, the entrepreneur, the traveler, a joker, a big man who touched everyone he met. The novel, whilst not autobiographical, makes many references to the relationship between Dan and his son.
We shared many wonderful times together. M.Y. Big Fish is my homage to our very special bond and is a reflection of a very successful a fully-lived life - it’s proof that dreams can come true! It’s my sincere that all who come aboard Big Fish experience the spirit and inspiration behind her creation – the irrepressible joy with which Dan lived and shared his life.
The Big Fish logo we created for the boat was inspired by a very poignant scene from the movie where, from his hospital bed, the main character - Edward Bloom – asks his son to depict how his life will end. His son crafts a surreal, emotional story in which his father is lowered into the water and becomes a big fish, creating symbolic ripples of eternity as family and friends bid him a fond farewell.
“You become what you always were – a very big fish…”
Dan will be forever in my thoughts.
Owner, BIG FISH