RED AND GREEN ARE TWO SIDES OF THE SAME YACHT.
By Dudley Dawson
Five years ago
Cheoy Lee launched Marco Polo, a 147-foot yacht that was well ahead of the environmental curve, her overall design as green as her hull color (as seen in YACHTING, December 2007). Her high bow seemed ready to take on the worst the sea had to offer, and that’s precisely what she’s been doing. Her owner has spent the past few years exploring the world with her, and during a recent chat with him, he had nothing but positive reviews of his Ron Holland-designed yacht.
It was most appropriate that our conversation took place aboard Mazu, the latest incarnation of what is now the Marco Polo Series of very efficient long-range cruising yachts. With a candy-apple-red hull that is in sharp contrast to the hunter green of Marco Polo’s, this yacht in some ways represents the other side of the same yacht, the port and starboard of Holland’s design, if you will....
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