Discussion in 'General Sportfish Discussion' started by YachtForums, Oct 17, 2004.
I'll say this, ONE HOT LOOKING RIDE!!
I have to wonder if this pic is of the same Snow Goose, a Garlington Landeweer 80' that was built in 2000 by McMullen and Wing in Auckland NZ as Mike M queries - as that later one had an enclosed flybridge and no ports in the hull forward. No tower was added at the time of the launch. It was a high spec vessel and an award finalist in a superyacht competition in 2001.
i believe its a different boat, so i have been told. the Snow Goose built by mcmullen and wing for one has a step in the sheer.
ill posts some pictures, enjoy.
Many thanks - yes that's the 'other' Snow Goose at her launch on the Tamaki River immediately adjacent to McMullen and Wing's yard. Cooncidentally I was at the launch of Wine and Roses, a 72' GL a couple of years after this. I understand that Snow Goose (#2) was thereafter shipped to the States but Wine and Roses was owned by a local couple. It seems that the first Snow Goose featured in this post was built by the Garlingtons prior to their sale of the business to Jan Landeweer and his family in 1993. Perhaps the 2000 80' GL now has a different name.
i loved the whole range of GL's that McMullen & Wing built... what ever happen to Day Money... is she blue now, anyone know?
George Strait owned one for a while called Day Money. Same Boat????
Yep. It was in Panama in 2000 at Tropic Star Lodge- I was the Dockmaster at the time. The captain was quite an entertaining character.
not sure of the owner SportFishdaze, more to see if shes still going strong. thanks anyway.
Georges' Day Money is a Merritt and is currently docked behind his house in Rockport, TX.
I concur and thinking back its size is in the high 50's.
I believe that it is a 72 footer.
Here's a large sportFish
And a VERY large picture, which I have reduced. PLEASE keep images under 640 pixels. Thanks!
Cielo Mare is an '02 98' Queenship which was recently sold. Constuction of the new 125' Cielo Mare is underway at Townsend Bay Marine.
New 127' Sportfish to launch on Saturday
127' Sportfish Cielo Mare built by Townsendbay Marine is expected to launch on Saturday September 19th.
127' Cielo Mare launches
I just reduced the size of the last picture you posted... again.
For some reason I was thinking about Mike Ardito today and tried to see if I could locate him on the web. You text above was about as close as I got. I fished with Mike a few times back in the mid-1980s (and once in the late 70s) on the Cinco W (a 43' Merritt). One day I caught a grand slam with Mike off the coast of Macuto Venezuela and I still owe him something for that. Any idea how might find him, if he is still alive? Thanks.
He is alive and well. Him and his wife (i forgot her name) live in Pompano Beach, FL and last I heard he has been running a 72' Merritt SF for several years now...... forgot the name of the boat as well. If you call Merritt Yachts, they'll know how to get in touch with him. The boat goes there every year for it's annual yard work and sits there at times also.
Thanks, Capt J! I'll try to find him. If I do, I've got a present for him! Good fishing.