Editor's Note: The ICW series of blog entries details the April 2010 cruise down the ICW made by WaterViewHome Network Publisher David Lott. The purpose of the trip is twofold: to accompany Captain Steve Weisbrod who is delivering a Lagoon PowerCat 43 from Lewis, DE, to Key West, FL, where it will become part of a charter fleet, and to visit golf and waterview communities and report on them. You can see other posts by clicking on the list of headlines at the end of this entry.
DAY ONE, ICW CRUISE ABOARD LAGOON POWER CATAMARAN 43
Havre de Grace to Liberty Marina, MD. GolfCourseHome and WaterViewHome Network Publisher David Lott will embark on a two-cruise week down the Intracoastal Waterway next week that puts a twist on the usual sales call.
Building upon the success of his sailing visit to The Bay Club, Mattapoisett, MA, last summer, Lott's trip is an extended sales trip to get an up-close and personal look at some of the coastal golf and waterview communities featured on the Network.
A traditional part of maritime visits is the exchange of burgees, or flags, of the respective organizations. Lott will exchange a custom-designed burgee, shown above.
Scotch Hall Preserve Marina, SC, an early stop.
Lott will be traveling on a Lagoon PowerCat Power 43 with Captain Steve Weisbrod who is delivering the luxury catamaran from the Chesapeake Bay, where its owner Benton Leinbach runs the Inn at Swan Haven in Rock Hall on the Eastern Shore, to a charter company in Key West, FL.A Lagoon Power43 catamaran is the mode of transportation.
The itinerary includes stops at Bay Creek, VA; Scotch Hall Preserve, SC, just launched on the GolfCourseHome Network; Brunswick Forest, NC; St. James Plantation, NC; Daniel Island, SC; Hilton Head Island, SC; The Landings, GA; Amelia Island Plantation, FL and Oyster Bay Harbour, FL.
Here's the first day's entry!
Follow the Complete Trip Down the ICW by clicking on the headlines below.
**ICW Trip Announcement
DAY 1 - Havre de Grace, MD - Engine Trouble**
DAY 2 - Alligator River Marina, NC - River Forest, NC
DAY 2: A Visit to River Dunes, Oriental NC
DAY 3 - The Oriental Boat Show Is a Town-Wide Celebration
DAY 4 - Tiptoeing Past Firing Lines to North River Club & Brunswick Forest
DAY 5 - St. James Plantation Marina - New Home Construction
DAY 6: Charleston's Mega Dock Is a Showcase for the World's Most Beautiful Yachts
Day 6: Daniel Island's Mitchell Wharf Offers Deepwater Docks, River Views
Day 6: Harbour Town Yacht Club with All the Trimmings on Hilton Head Island
Day 7: Discovering Windmill Harbour's Elegance and Privacy on HHI, SC