*** Welcome Aboard! ***

Welcome to The Fog Warning, where we try to answer the two great and eternal questions about the yachting world:

  • What makes a yacht great, and why? 
  • Who makes a great yacht, and how?

My name is Dave Mallach, and I wrestle with these questions for you here on The Fog Warning Blog, and on her sister publication, The Fog Warning Digital Magazine:

 Available on the Apple Store  and  The Google Play Store

Both publications spring from my twenty years’ involvement with the design, construction and sale of fine yachts. Much of what I’ve learned comes from my experiences with classic downeast designs, like those built by Reliant, Hinckley, and Vicem Yachts. But I cover the waterfront, so to speak, for quality yachts of any style, from sportfish to mega-yachts.

Please feel free to explore at will, and hit the “Subscribe” tab to keep up with the ongoing discussion. A good time will be had by all.

Meanwhile, if I can help find you a fine yacht that meets your dreams and schemes – Whether custom, production, or brokerage – just launch a flare!

Thanks, and enjoy.

Big Wave Dave

Dave@Thefogwarning.com

(516) 816-1703

Dave Mallach in Sag Harbor NY at his showroom

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