New Bulbous Bow on the Yacht Endless Summer at Maximo Marina, St. Petersburg, Florida PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROBERT NEFF

The bulbous bow is a protruding bulb at the bow just below the waterline, modifying the way water flows around the hull. This reduces drag which influences five factors: Fuel efficiency, range, speed, and stability.

Endless Summer is a 90' Hatteras.

Backing up and turning...

Bow thrusters being used to maneuver Endless Summer into position to dock.
Starboard bow thruster provides maneuverability.
Top of the bulbous bow.
Almost in position to throw the ropes and position the bumpers.
Bulbous bow up close.
Put to bed, just as sunset's backlighting is slipping into dusk.


Robert Neff is an award winning photographer.He specializes in weather, international events, sports (Rugby and Grand Prix), NASA, lifestyle, boats and sailing, nature, wildlife, and travel and tourism. Robert uses photography as a narrative to share his experiences.

Robert has been published in national and international newspapers and magazines. He is also a writer with a published book and several articles in newspapers and journals.

ARTIST STATEMENT: Robert Neff’s contemporary art is dynamic and vibrant, and engages the senses. His photography and storytelling are the inspiration and basis for his fine art. Nature and life’s colors, tones, and shapes are transformed into mixed media art work. Design studies are used to explore geometrics, color, and patterns. As your perspective changes, so does the design. His approach changes how your vision interprets everyday experiences.

During his solo show at Art Miami’s Spectrum Miami, art lovers were drawn into his fine art work. His style drew comparisons to Vasarely and the Op Art movement. One collector from Uruguay compared his style to "Constructivism" and the great Uruguay artist, Garcia.

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