Why John John Florence Gave Travis Rice $1.7 Million
John John Florence and snowboarder Travis Rice are two dudes at the very top of the pay scale when it comes to action board sports. Even as the industry sinks further into the depths JJF and TRice can trade millions between friends as if it’s Monopoly money.
What better to spend a flagrant amount of money on than sail boats if you’re a surfer? John John did just that picking up Travis’s “Falcor” after he sailed it damn near halfway around the world.
At over 1,000 sq ft of sailing area, and featuring twin Westerbeke diesels, according to the stock Gunboat 48 is designed “for family sabbatical cruising… the 48 series typically features three queen berths, a convertible office or 4th berth and two heads. The simple and informal accommodations are light and airy. The salon, helm and galley are located on the main deck within the pilothouse. The aft cockpit is well protected and cozy. The overall design premise calls for simplicity for owner-operators, Gunboat performance, and the usual ease of handling. Owners of the Gunboat 48 love their boats.”
And, according to Rice, “[Falcor was] really transformed into a spaceship…” under his command. “She is completely off grid and capable of multi-month trips without the need for water, power or provisions.”