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Funday Sunday on Everglades Speed Blue 355CCX!

by Mike DeFrancesco on 05/19/15

After a very busy week but feeling the desire to get the new Everglades Speed Blue 355CCX out on the water, we took an afternoon jaunt from Yacht Works in Tavernier to Islamorada for Funday Sunday. The strong breezes kept us bayside so we opted into Islamorada Fish Company where there was a perfect dock and once there, up went the Everglades flags to await admirers, and they did! It’s always a proud feeling to hear all of the comments about what a beautiful boat!!  Of course, this boat is absolutely gorgeous and comfy so a great place to be while listening to the very pleasant entertainment by Dennis Holmes at Later we snacked on a burger and some pretty tasty fish tacos recommended by Thomas which will be ordered again. After a great afternoon enjoying the area beauty of the mangroves, boats moving about, and visiting from the Everglades 355CCX, it was time to head back to the dock, clean and prepare for another day.
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by Mike DeFrancesco on 05/13/15

Any day on a boat is a great day, especially being lucky enough to enjoy a brand new 2016 Everglades 435 CC over the weekend! It's the newest addition to the Everglades family and what a "dream" boat, it is.

We cruised to Alligator Reef lighthouse with another Everglades 355 CC. The waves and the water color was spectacular. It was an all Everglades day stopping for a visit on our return in Snake Creek to visit other Everglades 350 LX friends. They were finishing up boat cleaning after a gainful day of fishing.  A totally fun day for all!

Yacht Works, Inc. at Mangrove Marina in Tavernier, FL has great lineup of boats so be sure to visit in person or online. More info can also be found on

Party Of The Summer !

by Mike DeFrancesco on 07/28/13

July 20, 2013...
The Selvick twins threw what we believe to be the best party of the summer. We boarded the 140' Tug, Mary Page Hannah with about 100 other people and cruised to Chambers Island. On board was a great band, bartender with full bar, enough food for all and a ton of people bent on having the time of their lives. Stay tuned for our video of this event. Meanwhile, believe me when I say that the party lived up to the hype. Gorgeous enough for people to swim, fueled by alcohol and encouraged by the band, everyone had a fabulous time. Diving off the Mary Page, dancing on the deck, eating until full...and a beautiful sunset on the way back to the dock.

July 5th at Chambers Island, Wisconsin

by Mike DeFrancesco on 07/08/13

We spent a gorgeous day aboard a 58' Viking Enclosed Bridge Convertible with the family and guests. A great day was shared by all as the kids went to the beach and explored, went dinghy cruising, while the adults enjoyed a relaxing time on the foredeck. The highlight of the trip for the kids was being lowered into the water in a swing dangling from the Marquipt davit. It was like the ultimate dunk tank! As evening closed in, we ran back to the marina in Sturgeon Bay and enjoyed a stunning evening sunset while dining Al Fresco. 

High Water on the Illinois

by Mike DeFrancesco on 04/24/13

Last Thursday we were down on the Illinois River at Peoria to show our beautiful World Cat 266LC. Drove in the rain for the duration of the trip. Coming over the bridge at Locon, you could see the river was already over its banks. When we got to the IVY Club, the wall was already underwater and the fuel dock was floating out in the middle of the Yacht Club with its walk way covered up. See our photos on our website at "MAD News". Subsequently they closed several of the Illinois locks and now the river is closed and the water is still rising. The upper Mississippi is also closed. No one will be coming north anytime soon...