JP and Gabe Story

As you set out for Ithaka

hope the voyage is a long one,
full of adventure, full of discovery.
Laistrygonians and Cyclops,
angry Poseidon- don't be afraid of them:
you'll never find things like that on your way
as long as you keep your thoughts raised high,
as long as a rare excitement
stirs your spirit and your body.
Laistrygonians and Cyclops,
wild Poseidon- you won't encounter them
unless you bring them along inside your soul,
unless your soul sets them up in front of you.
May there be many a summer morning when,
with what pleasure, what joy,
you come into harbors seen for the first time;
may you stop at Phoenician trading stations
to buy fine things,
mother of pearl and coral, amber and ebony,
the sensual perfume of every kind-

as many sensual perfumes as you can;
and may you visit many Egyptian cities
to gather stores of knowledge from their scholars.
Keep Ithaka always in your mind.
Arriving there is what you are destined for.
But do not hurry the journey at all.
Better if it lasts for years,
so you are old by the time you reach the island,
wealthy with all you have gained on the way,
not expecting Ithaka to make you rich.
Ithaka gave you the marvelous journey.
Without her, you would not have set out.
She has nothing left to give you now.
And if you find her poor, Ithaka won't have fooled you.
Wise as you will have become, so full of experience,
you will have understood by then what these Ithakas mean.

Translated by Edmund Keeley/ Phillip Sherrard

Giuseppe Jp Piccinini & Gabe Abshire

Much like the poem of Ithaka, owners Gabe and JP believe in a life full of adventure and discovery, so this is how Ithaka came to be. Aboard a luxurious yacht is where they found some of their life's greatest moments. The two wanted to treat people to a remarkable experience that they would remember a lifetime and a journey across the seas on Ithaka will do just that! Life is a journey, so whether you're looking for a relaxing and holistic time aboard the luxury yacht or lots of fun with all of the amenities and unique experiences out at sea, sailing on Ithaka will surely capture all of life's greatest moments.

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