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Ultimate Pirate Ship Bedroom - For the boating child at heart by Ryan

 

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When I saw these pictures this morning, my jaw dropped! What cooler project could a father and a son take on together than building the ultimate in fantastically imaginative decor? Complete with a two story climbing rope, birds nest, port holes, a 2 story tube slide, and working rope bridge, this is by far the coolest nautical wonderland outside of a real pirate ship I have ever seen.

From mymodernmet.com...

More than just an incredible design, the ultimate pirate ship bedroom was the culmination of a father's dream. As the designer Steve Kuhl tells us, "Our client grew up as a repressed type-A child and never really lived the childhood he dreamed of. He had to help support the family from a young age. When he became a father one of his goals was to give his son, Zach, a childhood full of play and adventure. He approached me about designing something special. I conceptualized a few different ideas including a space ship and a race car. Ultimately, the pirate ship ruled the day."

I for one am as jealous as any 4 year old! You can read more of the imaginative owner's interview and see original sketches of early design here.

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For all the diving lovers out there - How to hold your breath like David Blaine by Ryan

If you are like many boaters, diving around to check out fish, ship wrecks, and other underwater curiosities probably gets you excited. If you are looking to shave a couple of bucks off of your boating budget but don't want to sacrifice the underwater scenery, you can try ditching the expensive scuba gear for some serious free diving!

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Founder of Perini Navi, creator of "Maltese Falcon", puts personal yacht up for sale by Ryan

Famed yacht design firm Perini Navi is responsible for one of the most stunning and technologically advanced sailing yachts of modern history, the Maltese Falcon. Most have seen the stunning interior pictures of her online, and some have even seen the nasty pictures of her collision with a smaller sailing vessel. If not, check out the gallery at the bottom of the post!

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Under BMW/Oracle's USA-17 by Ryan

In honor of USA 17, the America's Cup speed record holder...Tom Ehman, Chairman of External Affairs for BMW/Oracle and Mark "Tugboat" Turner, build manager give us a short tour from underneath the massive trimaran as she prepares for the 33rd America's Cup. This is the year that USA 17 took the speed record!

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