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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Sail Away

This week the largest pleasure vessel to sail the waters of Lake Coeur d'Alene will make its maiden voyage. The 60 ft. long, 14 ft. wide custom-designed sail boat belongs to Duane Hagadone, of Coeur d'Alene Resort fame. Duane is a life-long resident of the City by the Lake and known for doing things on a grand scale in his home town.The beautiful cobalt blue sailboat was created at Resort Boat Shop in Post Falls, Idaho, a work in progress since November 2005. The retractable keel alone weighs 17,000 pounds which is important to a sailboat with an 86-foot-tall mast and a total weight of 42,000 pounds. While also sea worthy, the sailboat is a "day sailer" only, no cuddy or sleeping quarters in the design. For all its size the boat is sleek and stunning. This summer it should become a real traffic-stopper on Lake Coeur d'Alene. I can't wait to see it in full sail on the crystal blue waters of the lake I love.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What more does that man need????? Save a little space on the lake for the rest of us poor souls in our blow-up rafts!