Superyacht she may have been, but she was
designed to cope with this Hemisphere.
The Italians know how to spend money
on a toy like this. Nothing was spared.
Her masts, her rigging, decks streamlined,
the last word in carbon fibre.
The storm did not wreck us.
Unless you let her lie beam to wind,
or carry more sail than she should,
or load her carelessly, your well-found ship
does not founder in deep water.
But you have to stay at sea.

Hilary Elfick