Grand Ambition Reviewed in the Wall Street Journal

A Hole in the Water You Fill With Money Should your 187-foot yacht have one garage or two? Back in the 1960s, it would not have been uncommon to find aboard even the most modest…More

Bruce is interviewed by The New York Times

The Heartbreak of a $40 Million Yacht G. Bruce Knecht considers his new book, “Grand Ambition” (Simon & Schuster, $27), to be a water-based companion to Tracy Kidder’s “House.” Like that classic work of nonfiction,…More

VIDEO: Bruce Discusses Grand Ambition on Bloomberg Television

VIDEO: Are Very Large Yachts Excessive?

Grand Ambition Excerpted in Yachting Magazine

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Two Cents

I’ve always loved boats.  When I was just a few years old, my grandfather set me up in a small sailing dinghy and sent me on my way.  I have no recollection of the instruction…More

Grand Ambition was published by Simon & Schuster on March 5, 2013.

Bruce remembers Andy Rooney in an Op-Ed piece for The New York Times

Shortly after Andy Rooney died, Bruce wrote a Op-Ed piece for The New York Times about his interactions with the legendary curmudgeon.

Ever Wondered About Andy Rooney and Stationery?

When I was about to graduate from Colgate University, in 1980, I knew I wanted to be a journalist. But I also knew that there are no ”normal” career paths in the news business. There…More

Collision Course: Two of the World’s Richest Men Are Preparing for a Duel that Threatens to Leave the America’s Cup in Chaos

The America’s Cup trophy has always been a magnet for powerful men, from J.P. Morgan and various Vanderbilts to Ted Turner—perhaps because there simply is no second place. The race revolves around a defending champion…More