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Hinckley // Talaria 55

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Shortly after Chris and I photographed the Hinckley Dasher, we got the call for one of the largest power boats in the Hinckley fleet:  the Talaria 55.  As a 55' luxury motor yacht, the Talaria 55 also comes in a flybridge version.  The attention to detail and craftsmanship of this yacht are truly exceptional, and the ride is comfortable as can be.  It's a nod to classic design but with all the bells and whistles of a 21st century technologically advanced watercraft.  
We started bright and early on a crisp cold morning in October, jetting by the Newport bridge and Castle Hill at sunrise.  We looped around Aquidneck Island, nestling into Sakonnet Harbor during early morning, before taking long runs up the East Passage around noontime.  For sunset, we tucked into the harbor at Potter's Cove on Prudence Island where we were just about the only boat in sight.  The Talaria drifted on perfectly calm waters as the sun sank below the horizon.  As sunset passed, I waited patiently…

Hinckley // Dasher

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This year, Hinckley unveiled a first of its kind for the luxury powerboat industry:  the Dasher.  Entirely electric, this sleek 28 footer is powered by lithium ion BMW batteries and a super quiet "Whisper Drive" propulsion system.  Complete with custom 3D printed cleats, a retractable windscreen, and artisanal teak rails, she is a beauty to behold.  
In October, I had the pleasure of photographing the Dasher for Hinckley's product catalog.  We were blessed with sunny skies and warm breezes, despite it being early October.  We took Dasher out for a spin on Narragansett Bay, circling through Portsmouth and up towards Bristol.  Even as we jetted across the Bay at full speeds, the only sounds by the stern were of the water, be it the sound of a babbling brook or a roaring waterfalls as we sped along the water.  Fellow creative Chris Love of Chris Love Productions was also onboard as part of the media team, creating motion and video. 
As a lover the environment, the boating …

Nantucket // Last Days

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My last days on Nantucket were spent first recovering from the 14 mile shoe-swallowing sand trek to Great Point, then taking my time with just a few more shoots before the week came to a close.  The last of Hurricane Maria was churning offshore, and brisk winds would be whipping across the island for the next day or so.  I revisited Sankaty Lighthouse for sunset, playing with long exposures as clouds rolled across the sky.  Then it was a cool and cloudy visit to the east side where I walked the dunes and beach at Quidnet for an abstract seascape steeped in rich jewel tones of royal blue and turquoise.  
My last day on the island I went back to Madaket Harbor, but this time for an aerial drone session.  The tide was low and about a dozen people were out clamming on a Sunday morning.  I walked along the marshy tide line until I found a dry sand patch to launch from and explored the harbor by air.  The marsh and reef were clearly visible through the clear shallow water, and illuminated …