Time Travel

A charming beach bar in Capesterre. Photo Jan Hein

Most islands are visited by cruisers and charter guests for a list of amenities – full service marinas; beach bars oozing charm with signature drinks, and marine stores with shelves bending from new, must-have gear. But Marie-Galante – located approximately …

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Girl Power: Interviewing Charlotte Guillemot

When single-handing, independence is the name of the game

Women have caught up with men in most disciplines and professions, but single-handed female sailors remain a rare sight. In the Caribbean we still met a few, but that changed in the South Pacific. Maybe women are discouraged by the …

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Quick Release Hinges Ease Bimini Mounting

Accon Marine’s surface-mount (left) and stud-mount Quick Release Bimini Hinges

Adding a Bimini top brings more than simple comfort to a boat—it provides critical protection from the sun’s UV rays. To simplify installation, Accon Marine offers an array of Quick Release Bimini Hinges to suit virtually any mounting location. The …

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Suzuki in Grenada

Suzuki at North Yacht Shop, Grenada

North Yacht Shop Inc. has become the newest and exclusive dealer for Suzuki Marine outboards in Grenada. The store, located in Clarkes Court Boatyard & Marina, carries the latest models of 2 and 4 stroke outboards. “This new store represents …

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Boston Whaler Introduces the 240 Dauntless Pro

Boston Whaler’s new 240 Dauntless Pro

There’s a new champion on the scene: The Boston Whaler 240 Dauntless Pro, a boat designed to maximize fishing success—inshore, offshore and anywhere in between. “The 240 Dauntless Pro is designed for the serious angler, with features and options that …

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How Now WiFi

When we cruised in the past we communicated by VHF, SSB and Morse code (just kidding about that last one). Radios were what we had at sea and it was enough. Having a scratchy sked with a friend a thousand …

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Ten Top Caribbean Wrecks to Dive

The Kittiwake, Grand Cayman. Photo: Lawson Wood, courtesy of Cayman Islands Department of Tourism

The Caribbean is one of the best scuba diving destinations in the world. There is magnificent coral, schools of multicolored fish and contours on the sea floor to explore, from reefs and rocks to walls and wrecks. Here is a …

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Four Tips for a Hassle-Free Haul-Out

Roscioli Yachting Center

There’s nothing worse than loading friends and family aboard for a great day on the water, only for problems with your vessel to keep everyone shore bound. Routine in-water maintenance is one remedy, yet industry experts say that the longer …

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Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor Appoints New Marina Manager

CCYHs-President-Peter-Sabo-Marina-Manager-Travis-Staats-Chairman-Joe-Taylor

Westrec Marinas vice president Jim Frye announced today that, effective immediately, Travis Staats takes over the helm as Marina Manager at the Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor (CCYH) in St. Augustine, Florida. Staats joined the team at Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor …

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Historic $37 Million Fine Levied Against GARMIN

ITC Judge Determines Garmin Violated Cease-and-Desist Orders and Recommends Historic $37 Million Fine Determination Is the Third Finding in Favor of Navico in Its Legal Disputes with Garmin in the International Trade Commission Egersund, Norway – Navico – the world’s …

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Piet Dijk Race & Carnival Sail

J24s in action

It was a great day for sailing say the Curaçao Watersport Association Jan Sofat, organizers of the 39th Piet Dijk Race sailed in late February. Even though rough weather had been expected, conditions ended up being favorable, with 17 knots …

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