Brownings welcome big new ‘baby,’ a 200-ton yacht
and Tammy Browning's
first baby, Robert
, was born July 14 and last Saturday they had a "christening" party at Waikiki Yacht Club for their new and much bigger "baby," the 200-ton, 95-foot yacht Kauhale Kai. The yacht can travel over 7,000 miles on a full load of 13,400 gallons of fuel at 10 knots. Maximum speed is 12 knots. It sleeps six in private staterooms with bathrooms. There are quarters for a crew of four. It carries an 18-foot speedboat, two jet skis and two motorcycles. Although the yacht was built in 1998, John, who spotted it at a Fort Lauderdale boat show, had it renovated so that it looks brand new. "I stole it for $3.2 million," he said. "I love it. It's incredible. Where else can you purchase a home and take it anyplace in the world?" ...
CRUISING ON: Hawaii's Dave Heenan is interviewed about his new book, Flight Capital, in the Sept. 19 issue of U.S. News and World Report. Dave, a Campbell Estate trustee, has written or co-written five books. He knows the business world, having been a president and CEO of Theo Davies, and an executive at Jardine Matheson and Citicorp. He was V.P. of academic affairs at UH and before that was business school dean. He has also taught at the Wharton School of the U. of Pennsylvania and at Columbia's graduate business school. The man has credentials. His book is about high-powered immigrants leaving America to return to their homelands ...
Arthritis Foundation to hold wine-tasting event
Don't know if this will help the pain but the Arthritis Foundation of Hawaii is presenting "Savor the Wine," Oct. 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Matters of Taste in the Gentry Pacific Design Center. For 75 bucks guests can sample wines from France, Italy and California; Camus cognac; hit a martini bar or suck up beer and munch on pupus. There will also be a silent auction and music. Call 596-2900 ... It's Oktoberfest Friday and next Saturday at Tropics at the Hilton, 7:30 to midnight. It's the 25th year Franz Schauer
and his band have performed at the event. German food, music and beer will be plentiful. Call 947-7875 ... Chef Mavro and On Jin's Cafe have new fall menus. Owner-chef On Jin Kim
counts Mayor Mufi Hannemann
as one of her customers ...
Ben Wood, who sold the Star-Bulletin in the streets of downtown Honolulu during World War II, writes of people, places and things every Wednesday and Saturday. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org