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"?