Bahamas

Eleven TOP Yacht Shipyards

Courtesy of Colonna Yachts

The Atlantic southeast coastline and the Gulf coast of the United States have noted steadily increasing growth in megayacht traffic over the last decade. Established businesses and new facilities have risen to meet the maintenance and repair challenges of these …

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The Lionfish are Everywhere

Lionfish - Photo by Glenn Hayes

It can be quite calming to see beautiful fish swimming in an attractive aquarium just as it can diving and watching those same fish gliding across a reef. However, there is one fish now found in both places, causing great …

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Anchoring a Boat: The Ultimate Guide

Ganesh’s Rocna anchor fits like a glove

If you don’t know how to safely anchor your vessel for the conditions expected, you should not leave the dock. Anchoring is the bedrock skill of the cruising sailor. Anchoring is, at its core, extremely simple. However, perfecting your technique …

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Denison Yacht Sales to Host Annual Summer Rendezvous

A Summer Escape with Denison Yachts Through the Islands of The Bahamas July 17th-July 30th, 2014 Denison Yacht Sales will host their second annual Summer Rendezvous taking powerboat owners on a captivating journey through the islands of the Bahamas. Taking place over the …

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Top Ten Anchorages in the Caribbean

1. St. Pierre, Martinique: Impressive Mont Pelée volcano, a black sand beach and the historic waterfront comprise this number one view

We asked long-time Caribbean cruiser and All At Sea contributor Liesbet Collaert to put together a photo-essay of the ten most scenic anchorages in the Caribbean. Liesbet says: “Prep your boat, lift anchor and sail to one of these Caribbean …

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Oh, Captain! My Captain!

Five years ago today you could find me in the quaint little village of Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic. I put on a pretty white dress and pretty sandals with seashells, both bought for this particular day. I put flowers in …

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Shark Diving in Bimini Bahamas

Photo Credit: Grant Johnson.

The slit mouth yawns open. Upper and lower jaws unhinge and the gums peel back over the jaw bone. Rows of pearl-white triangular teeth appear in jagged semi-circular rows. The muscular body flexes, accelerating the shark faster than you thought …

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All Eyes on the Bahamas Billfish Championship

Blue marlin comes to the Blue Sky during the 2013 BBC competition. Credit: Greg Smith

After completing its 40th season of competitive billfishing in 2013, the Bahamas Billfish Championship (BBC) continues to evolve. The 2014 series will consist of four tournaments equally spread across the months of May and June, with each event focusing on …

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How to Throw a DOCK PARTY

Photo by Vicki Lathom and Fran Carlson

If you believe dock party provisioning means loading up your cooler with beer and deli meats, listen up! Living the cruising lifestyle means new friends at every port and many opportunities to celebrate those new friendships over shared meals or …

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NEWS: Blue Haven Marina Opens in Turks & Caicos

Blue Haven Opens in Turks & Caicos If you’re the type who enjoys world-class diving, deep-sea fishing, bone fishing, kite boarding, eco-kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, or just cruising amid crystalline waters and uninhabited cays, look no further than Blue Haven …

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Good Seamanship

Topaz at C1500 Start. Teresa Carey

I’m going to kick this column off with a story I’ve been involved with over the past three weeks. My wife Mia and I have been running the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) Caribbean 1500 rally now for a few …

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New Seaplane Service to the Abacos

Fort Lauderdale-based Tropic Ocean Airways today confirmed its inaugural two-day-a-week scheduled seaplane service to Hope Town, Great Abaco

Fort Lauderdale-based Tropic Ocean Airways today confirmed its inaugural two-day-a-week scheduled seaplane service to Hope Town, Great Abaco will begin on Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14th. Tropic Ocean Airways, which re-instituted regular seaplane service to the Bahamas in 2011, is …

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The Otherworldly Lionfish

In the late 1990s research divers began observing an Indo-pacific species of lionfish near shipwrecks off the Carolina coast. Darryl and Trish Boyer saw a lionfish on the stern section of the wreck of the Naeco, 40 miles offshore. The …

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The Marina at Emerald Bay Echo – December 2013

THE 130-FOOT LUXURY MOTOR YACHT “ARIOSA” featuring five staterooms and offering charter in the Bahamas and Eastern Caribbean, was a recent visitor to the Marina at Emerald Bay. The marina offers berthing on Bellingham floating docks to vessels up to 260 feet and with drafts of 14 feet or less. (Photo courtesy of Susan Wyatt)

FUELING SYSTEM UPGRADES COMPLETED- Renovations to our complete fuel storage system have been completed and our clients can be assured of having the cleanest possible marine fuels available. Contaminants in fuel tanks, including water, sediment and various fungus can play …

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Intermarine Escapade: Rally to the Bahamas

Image Courtesy of InterMarine

South Florida’s InterMarine Escapades Boat Rally through the Bahamas was a huge success. With stops through Bimini, Great Exuma, the Exuma Cays and Nassau over 100 boaters and roughly 20 boats visited many many marinas before heading back to Florida. …

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