Has Anyone Seen Arabella?
By Bob Roche
If you didn’t see Arabella on Monday, Dec. 14th, you might ask “who or what is Arabella?” is it a missing pet or perhaps a play or movie that was performed at our own Arts Enter. Turns out Arabella is neither of the two or not even close. While at the harbor on Monday, I happened to look up and saw a beautiful white hulled three-masted motor yacht docked across the harbor at Cape Charles Yacht Center. Seeing some people moving about on the deck I drove over to get a closer look. Upon getting out of my truck I was greeted with a friendly wave and a “hello” from three ladies seated at the stern. Upon engaging in conversation with the three, I found out one was a crew member and one was the sister of the first mate, whom she was visiting. It turns out that Arabella was on her way for the winter for commercial cruises in the British Virgin Islands. Upon returning home I did some research and found that she sported six sails, was a hundred and fifty-seven feet long, was built in 1983 and refitted in 2000. For some views of Arabella plying the waters of Caribbean and New England see:
Disclaimer: I have no commercial or otherwise affiliation in Arabella