The Onda 321L utilizes a design that harks back to limos from the early 1900s in which passengers rode in luxurious comfort, protected from sun, rain and snow while the driver sat in an open cockpit. The result is the poshest way to arrive rested, stress-free and with nary a hair out of place. Originally conceived as a tender to a 285’ superyacht, the 321L features seating for up to 10 passengers on facing hand-stitched leather settees in the climate-controlled passenger area. Expansive windows allow a panoramic vistas of passing scenery, and the skylight provides ample natural lighting or a view of the night skies. Traveling via water allows access to some of the finest hotels, dining, entertainment venues, downtown office centers and retailers. A stepped hull ensures a smooth ride while twin 220-hp Volvo Penta turbodiesel engines deliver a cruising speed of 42 mph. Twin 275-hp engines are available for those who make a habit of running a bit late for a meeting or the opera and thus need a bit more speed; OndaTenders.com.
Some of the most unforgettable experiences for Rodrigo Vianna, MD, PhD, are when he comes across a patient who is now an adult and he performed a transplant on them as a baby. Seeing them older, living healthy lives, doing the things they love, is an ongoing inspiration.
The Chihuahua breed’s origins are steeped in mystery. It’s widely believed that they are direct descendants of the Techichi — a small dog of Chinese ancestry that dates back to Mayan times. It’s possible that explorers bred the Techichi with a small hairless dog, and the Chihuahua was the result.