My orange vest flows easily around me. A hard hat rests snugly atop my head. I feel my heart rate elevate with each step up the narrow path as I watch the back of the man in front of me and remember some time-honored advice: Don’t look down. We’re climbing to the Summit.
The peak, or summit in this case, is the Summit 54—the debut motoryacht of Kadey-Krogen’s sister company—and our path is a steep ladder beside the 1,100-foot, Singapore-flagged Ever Lawful. When we finally reach the top, our captain, Kadey-Krogen Service Manager Gregg Gandy, talks to a member of the crew, who tries to give directions in broken English on where we can find our bounty. It’s a 54-foot yacht, I think to myself, how hard can it be to find?
Content with the directions we’re given, we set off to find our lost ship. Along with Kadey-Krogen President Tom Button and Vice President Larry Polster, we snake down a poorly lit corridor, out into the open air, up a vertical ladder and down a gangway. I quickly realize that finding a ship on a ship is not going to be as simple as it sounds.