Recently, Power & Motoryacht Magazine approached us to ask if they could write an article about us and our unique life of living aboard our Maritimo M51 motoryacht. Needless to say, we said “yes!” They wanted photos of the two of us, so we hired a photographer acquaintance, Leonardo Gonzalez, to drive up from La Paz to Marina Puerto Escondido near Loreto to help with the photoshoot.
Tom and Leo used walkie-talkies to communicate & coordinate the shoot. With 69 magazine covers to his name, Tom knew just what was necessary for a cover shoot. He’d position Tangaroa and let Leo know when to start taking photos.
We did one session with the beautiful Sierra de la Giganta mountains as a backdrop. When the sun comes up the mountains turn a gorgeous rosy red. The scene makes for a dramatic backdrop! Here’s the image the editors chose for the newsstand cover.
The magazine also wanted a shot of us doing what we do as divers and filmmakers. We cruised across the channel to Danzante Island where (thankfully) the bees were not bad on this morning! Leo got in the water with his camera. A large glass dome over the lens allows “under-over” photos to be taken. Tom and I suited up in our Waterproof wetsuits, got all of our cameras readied and locked into their watertight Nauticam housings, and posed on the back of the boat. Leo took a bunch of photos.
Power & Motoryacht liked one shot so much they used it for their online magazine version! I’m sitting on Tangaroa’s swim step while Tom is standing on the custom stainless steel ladder that Josh, from ProFab in Santa Ana, beautifully crafted for us. Here’s the image for the cover of the online magazine:
We haven’t seen the magazine yet. The editors sent us a pdf file of the article, which I’ve included here for you to read. The writing is pretty small. I hope you can read it! (If not let me know and I can send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll email you a pdf file. There’s a good chance we’ll be far away at sea when you read this, so if you don’t hear from me for a couple of weeks, don’t worry!)