Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Yacht builder’s work also his home

Helping to build some of the world’s most luxurious yachts and going home to a nice house on dry land may be what happens in the life of the typical luxury boat builder, but not Greg Siewert ’84. He’s taken his career home with him, living on a yacht with his wife Barbara on and off for the past three years.

“In all, we’ve put about 6,000 nautical miles under the keel,” Siewert said.

The couple has been from the Caribbean all the way up through the Erie Canal system.

“I think the Erie Canal is a hidden gem and national treasure,” Siewert said. “The locks and canals themselves are a wonder of engineering.”

Lack of space is one of the main problems with living on a yacht, he admits. And he doesn’t plan on living on a yacht forever.

“We’re thinking it’s time to get back on dry land for a while. Our boat is for sale now.”

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