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Fall 2016

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[ ] 016 QUICK LOOK Light Shopping Nicholson Yachts of Newport presents a unique opportunity to own a luxuriously restored historical maritime vessel: Nantucket Lightship (WLV-612), built for the U.S. Coast Guard in 1950. With a bright orange hull, the ship was a shining light to all who entered the United States, and a part of a fleet of lightships that served as beacons prior to unmanned buoys. Owned and restored by a New England couple, Nantucket Lightship has been successfully utilized as a luxury charter vessel for groups of 12 guests (sleeping) and for corporate entertaining for 144 guests dockside. She has been chartered for weddings, events, corporate gatherings, and intimate dining in her stunning salon. Presently docked in New York City, she represents one of the only remaining working lightships in the country that were replaced by 40-ft unmanned buoys in the 1960s. Her unique commercial appearance serves as a symbol of her staunch seaworthiness while her interior reflects comfort, luxury, and a taste of what life was like for those who served onboard. The team at Nicholson Yachts works diligently with maritime historians, uniting in a mission to keep historically significant vessels afloat and maintained. "The ultimate goal is to establish a new paradigm for historic marine preservation in the United States by modeling this practice to younger generations. It is our shared belief that historic vessels should be treasured and preserved and whenever possible, consigned to a new and useful purpose. We are hopeful to find a buyer for Nantucket Lightship with the same values," said Karen Kelly Shea, president and owner of Nicholson Yachts. For further information on the Nantucket Lightship or any of Nicholson's fleet of yachts for sale and charter, contact Karen Kelly Shea, CEO and owner, or by calling: 401-849-0344. Flights of Fancy Wings Air Helicopters was created in 2002 by a former investment banker and pilot to provide safe and convenient helicopter services to private fliers across the Northeast. The company is based at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, NY and has been flying safely since its inception. Helicopters are available 24/7 for corporate and leisure travel including exclusive luxury and adventure travel experiences such as a Hamptons Beach Picnic and High-Performance Driving Experience. Thanks to strategic partnerships with luxury hotels and resorts in the Northeast, Wings Air is able to offer clients concierge service and customized trips for all occasions. Partners include Glenmere Mansion, Winvian, Mohonk Mountain House, Ocean House, Blantyre, Lake Placid Lodge and the Monticello Motor Club. Wings Air's services also include scenic helicopter tours over New York City and the Hudson Valley for fall-time leaf peeping. Tours are offered daily in groups or as private flights and fly directly over Manhattan from Westchester Airport. Wings Air is also a leader in aerial photography and aerial cinematography, having recently worked on motion pictures like Fast 8 and Transformers. Flying 7 days a week. WINGS AIR (866) 445-5434.

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