Forever One Owner Bruce Grossman on the History of the 55 Metre Motor Yacht
by Olivia Michel
Grossman gave a detailed account of Forever One’s design story as part of BOAT International’s series of informative interviews titled At Home with BOAT. In episode eight of the series, BOAT International editor Stewart Campbell sat down with Grossman to discuss the history and future of Forever One.
At the beginning of the interview, Grossman explained that the superyacht and her crew were currently living in lockdown in Athens. Grossman said that on board, “everybody is doing fine” and that he was relieved that "we were able to keep our crew on and pay them their salaries” – which was not the case for many of the charter boats sharing the same marina.
Grossman then discussed how the unique design of Forever One had arisen from his desire to travel to new areas after being "locked up in ports a lot" on less sturdy yachts. Describing it as "a house on the water," Grossman explained that nothing was held back when designing the living spaces because "the boat’s going to be my last boat and it’s going to be forever,” noting, "that key word, forever, ended up being in the name."
Although Forever One might have a slower pace than his previous yachts, Grossman said that he could now get his speed fix on his Riva Iseo tender, and spoke fondly of his experiences on board the boat "flying around the fjords of Norway."
Grossman also talked about how his love for fast boats started at a young age, when he would spend weekends on board his grandfather’s Chris-Craft. “To me, there is no greater privilege than to be floating around and having an opportunity to go to different parts of the world on your own boat,” said Grossman.
With regards to future plans, the owner had been hoped to "be on the boat from the middle of may until September," visiting "Greece, Croatia and ending up in Venice.” Having mentioned that Forever One had undergone some "winter work," Grossman also revealed that the superyacht would be receiving an extensive repaint next year at the Lusben shipyard in Italy.
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