John Rosatti at the Miami International Boat Show

After a news TV program, “Inside Edition“, featured John Rosatti’s 157-foot super motor yacht, “Nice N’ Easy“, being compared to Tiger Woods 155-foot yacht, “Privacy”, in December 2009, “Nice N’ Easy” will be the showstopper at the February 11-15, 2010 Miami International Boat show, this week. Both “Nice N’ Easy” and and Tiger Woods “Privacy” super motor yachts were built by the world-renowned yacht manufacturer, Christensen Yachts. John Rosatti’s super motor yacht is spacious and magnificently decorated: “Nice ‘N Easy” features six stately cabins with marble bathrooms in each suite, the grand master bedroom, consisting of a huge walnut walk-in closet, and  a magnificent marble bathroom with the Jacuzzi tub and shower. The VIP-room is complete with a sunken Jacuzzi tub that pampers any important guest. “Nice N’ Easy” has an elegant dining room with a table for twelve, custom-made walnut furniture, and marble interior decoration. Next to it, is a stunning state-of-the-art kitchen with a huge double-door refrigerator. It also can boast with multiple decks, revealing breathtaking 360-degree views.

Dubai’s International Boat Show

Located on the Persian Gulf, southwest of Sharijah and northwest of Abu Dhabi, the city of Dubai is the most significant international city located on the Arabian Peninsula in the world today.

The city of Dubai first gained the world’s attention with the beginning of large-scale construction projects, which attracted leading developers around the globe. The extravagant modern Islamic architecture of Dubai with its tallest building in the world has made the city one of the most visited cities on earth. Because of the rapid population growth in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai created a man-made island to accommodate their new elite residents and tourists.
Today, Dubai is the only place on earth, where an individual can literally buy a piece of the world or invest in real estate on the island, that was created by people who called it “Palm Deira”.

From a global view, the massive islands can be seen as a spectacular work of art, and the high-rises light up the night skies, revealing the amazement of the cities.
The elite residents of the massive Islands of Dubai have developed a strong demand for yachting. The recent development of Dubai’s Maritime City will be the first ever artificially created island, specifically made for yachts and their owners. Dubai Maritime City will be near the waterfront, housing the super yacht owners, serving as a private docking for their elite residential community. The island will also provide houses for many yacht builders, and it will also be the center and the pivotal point for the shipping trade business of the United Arab Emirates.

This new development has made the Dubai the world’s leader in the yachting industry, making the international boat show an important event.
The construction of the Dubai Maritime City island, the world’s most comprehensive maritime complex, is now well underway. This was announced yesterday at a presentation conducted by Helen Sell, Marketing Manager of Dubai Maritime City on behalf of Amer Ali, Project Manager of Dubai Maritime City to the international journalists at the Dubai International Boat Show held on November 20-22, 2005. She further explained that construction is divided into phases of development which are also subdivided into individual design and construction packages.

The General Lee 1969 Charger

This 1969 muscle car was used to be named as the most recognizable car in the world. Well, we believe this may be true in the USA, because it was used in famous TV series The Dukes of Hazzard [1979-1985].
The Dodge Charger was named General Lee after Confederate general Robert E. Lee and was painted in flat orange color. It had the picture of Confederate battle flag on the roof, “01? number and its name on each door. The doors were welded shut and the windows were always open – in order to perform chases and stunt jumps [in almost every episode]. It also ment that the Duke  cousins had to climb in /out through windows.  The horn sounded like anthem Dixie [Confederate States].
318, 383, 440 V8 engines varied in the show although the official one was 383 cubic. 440-cubic powered engines usually were used for the higher and longer jumps. The exhaust was basic, mostly with the pipe cut right before the rear end.

There also was The Dukes of Hazzard movie [2005] where some changes to the Charger were made. Cooter repaired General Lee after it was vandalized by Boss Hogg’s guys – he repainted it in a bright orange, replaced the engine with a Hemi, added Vector 10-spoke “turbine” wheels, redesigned the “01? number, added black grille and “General Lee” text right above the door.

The WCC guys also did a new Charger into something that’s have a lot in common with General Lee – 4-doors saloon was converted into 2-door coupe, the body was painted in orange, the roof had a flag and both doors had “01?. Nice and modern interpretation.. Just like a few more others.

John Rosatti and the Launching of ‘Remember When’

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Most of us have only wondered what it might be like to travel aboard a super yacht across the open ocean, sailing to far-off destinations, experiencing the world. I recently had the privilege of speaking to Captain Johannes about his experience as captain of John Rosatti’s luxury yacht, The Nice ‘N Easy, and about John Rosatti’s latest sailing venture, Remember When.

What I noticed first off when I spoke with Captain Johannes was the feeling that if it had to do with yachting, he would know it. I began by asking him about the perks of traveling by yacht: “Well, first, it is the open ocean and clean air and every day brings surprises likes whales, dolphins, and the stars at night. Second, it is the safest way of traveling…all other ways of traveling you’ve got seconds if an accident happens. On the water, you’ve got minutes to hours to do something.” Another benefit is the freedom a yacht gives you to simply pick up and go anytime you feel the desire to move on to a new, more interesting location. Of course, the relaxing atmosphere and first class service aboard a luxury yacht also help make it one of the most popular forms of leisure travel today.

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Captain Johannes admits that, although yachting is a very safe mode of transportation, emergency assistance can be days—even weeks—away; so maintaining a safe environment is crucial: “Mr. Rosatti knows as well as I that you cannot cut corners…the yacht is an investment and business that needs constant maintenance. He has a motto to leave the deck in a 100% condition.” In fact, one of the best things about working for John Rosatti, according to Captain Johannes, is that he’s the type of owner who knows his yacht, including its engine room, better than many of the crew members.

He’s also the type of owner who’s not about to settle for second rate. Soon-to-be launched Remember When will have many of the features that made Nice ‘N Easy a world-class yacht, but will also incorporate the very latest in both technology and design. For instance, she will be of the first yachts of her size to be equipped with an integrated dynamic positioning system (DP), a system that allows a vessel to maintain a fixed position despite forces such as current and wind, helping to ensure safe and efficient operation. This technology is currently being used in military and commercial vessels. About Remember When, Captain Johannes remarked that she is being built “to the highest standard for class and safety and can be used for commercial charters anywhere in the world…She will be the best Christensen built up to date.”

“Why Christensen?” I asked. “Currently it is the best American-built yacht out there and the best composite yacht in the world. In 2005, Mr. Rosatti was ready for a newer and bigger yacht. We did look at many different builders, and I flew to Europe, Turkey, China, and all over the U.S. For the price and quality, though, you will not be able to compare any other builder in this size range with Christensen yachts, and they are really easy to maintain,” he replied.

As for navigational equipment, Remember When boasts the best available there, too. Aside from standard sonar, she also comes with forward-facing sonar, 2 FLIR infrared cameras with a split screen for a 180-degree view, 2 96-nautical mile S-Band radars, and one X-Band radar.

What also sets Remember When apart from other yachts in her class is the under-floor heating in each of the marble bathrooms, air conditioning on the outside of all three levels, full walnut walls and cabinetry, and some of the world’s finest marble inlay and stone work. She also features 2 Sea tel TV satellite dishes and a Sea tel satellite-internet dish for 24/7 Internet access.

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  • Remember When:
  • LOA: 162 ft.
  • Beam: 29’6”
  • Draught: 7’10”
  • Fuel: 15,000 gal
  • Fresh Water: 3600 gal
  • Clean Oil: 300 gal
  • Used Oil: 500 gal
  • Gas Fuel: 300 gal
  • Sewage: 600 gal
  • Grey Water: 700 gal
  • Main Engines: MTU/DDC 12V4000 w/continuous rating of 1770bhp at 1800 rpm
  • Gearboxes: ZF model 4650-A
  • Stabilizers: Quantum Zero Speed
  • Bow Thrusters: 100hp Electric Ocean Yacht Systems
  • Stern Thrusters: 100 hp Hydraulic Ocean Yacht Systems w/360 degree rotation
  • Generators: 2-160kw Northern Lights, 1-night 99kw Northern Lights

As to John Rosatti’s plans for Remember When: She is due to be released from Christensen’s Vancouver shipyard in January 2010. From there, she will cruise down the West Coast, through Mexico, Costa Rica, and the Galapagos Islands, on through the Panama Canal, and finally onto Florida. She will then head out to the Mediterranean during the summer of 2010.

On closing, I asked Captain Johannes how the experience of being on the water, visiting new places has changed for him over the course of his career: “It’s amazing how some exotic places have changed through the years…and the yachts have all these capabilities these days that an owner can choose any place in the world and still be connected with the rest of the world with cell phone service and internet via satellite.” One thing that hasn’t changed is the experience of being on the water far out at sea where “the stars at night are a lot brighter and just being in the middle of the ocean makes you realize how small you really are…it brings you closer to God.”

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