The Delivery Nobody Wanted

A swift delivery trip of a brand new yacht where ‘money was no object’ was declined by many skippers. When Max Liberson took the job, he found out why, he tells Dick Durham. After a gruelling Atlantic circuit in his 38ft, engineless, ferro-cement, schooner, Gloria, Max Liberson was looking forward to a hassle-free coastal delivery […]

Convoy of fear

A face-off with gun-toting pirates left a family sailor with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Dick Durham discovers. I’m looking at a perfectly tooled paperweight of a schooner suspended in turquoise glass, but then a bikini-clad woman walks along the deck and jumps overboard. This is no ship-in-a-bottle, this is reality. A reality that Dutch-born sailor, […]