Here's an oddity that's been nagging at me for a time now.... On the float adjacent to my slip here in Vancouver, there's an strange little 25' powerboat, a sturdy little beastie that looks like an attempt to make a 'tugboat pleasure runabout' i.e., a small cabin
snugged up tight to a tugboat's high blunt bow, with a just a bit of a cockpit
. Swimgrid. Livingstone mounted on rear davits
. More of a workboat, almost, but clearly a pleasure craft. It was an odd enough bird that it aroused my curiosity.
The manufacturer's logo on it is "Gulf Mariner." I chatted up the office staff, and they said it's registered as a "25' Gulf Mariner, 1991. I looked it up on Yachtworld, and to my surprise couldn't find a single
mention of any 'Gulf Mariner' no matter how I tortured the search engine
. (I considered that it might be a 'Mariner,' but there's no Mariner of that config that I can find.)
Then I tried Google
, but to my even greater surprise, I couldn't find a single
mention of any "Gulf Mariner" boat of any kind (just a couple boats that had "Gulf Mariner" as a name).
The curiosity has been nagging at me to the point that I'm the verge of wheedling the owner's phone
number from the marina staff, so that I can call him up and very politely ask him, "You do not know me, sir, but in regards your boat, WHAT! WHAT IS IT! JUST TELL ME WHAT IT IS!
But first, I thought I'd ask here first. Anyone ever heard of a "Gulf Mariner"?