Bonaire Maritime Film Festival

Mark the date for the Bonaire Maritime Film Festival, January 14 2017, 5:00-7:30pm at the Plaza Beach Resort Bonaire.  This event is organized by the Bonaire Maritime Heritage Foundation as a fundraiser for the restoration of Stormvogel, the last of …

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Holidays and Awnings

Christmas in Bequia. Photo Courtesy Bequia Tourism Association

Christmas in the islands! It doesn’t get better than that. Every island hosts its own unique Holiday celebrations and now’s the time to plan where you want to be, what you want to see, and just how you intend to …

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Nautical Holiday Happenings

Lighted Boat Parade – St. Croix, USVI

There might not be snow and sleigh rides, but the spirit of the yuletide holidays is alive throughout the Caribbean. Here is a sampling of nautical holiday happenings. LIGHTED BOAT PARADES Deck your decks with lights, ornaments and festively-dressed crew. …

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Single pile boat lift raises PWC, small boats

When space is at a premium and only a single pile is available to mount a boat lift, Golden Boat Lifts’ Golden 3K Single Track Lift offers the perfect solution. Suitable for PWC, small runabouts, center consoles and RIBs, it …

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Leading causes of boat fires negated with SmartPlug

Electrical issues, especially overheating and loose connections, are the leading cause of recreational boat fires. Retrofitting to SmartPlug Systems’ 30 Amp Inlet and Connector Kit protects boat owners against these worries. It’s the ground-breaking, safe alternative to old-fashioned, twist-type connections. …

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Innovative PureWater+ by Forespar

The PureWater+ by Forespar® boasts an innovative combination of space-saving sensibility with ease-of-use filter changes, through a patented quick-connect design, all performed above the countertop! The PureWater+ does not require any under-counter filter access or a reservoir apparatus similar to …

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First-Ever Beneteau CEO for the Americas

There’s a first-ever CEO for the Americas at French boat manufacturer, Group Beneteau, George Armendariz, formerly president of Nordic Tugs Inc. and before that Vice President and General Manager of Brunswick Marine Europe based in Belgium, took this newly created …

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Suzuki Caribbean Marine is now on Instagram

Suzuki is now on Instagram

Suzuki Del Caribe launched its official Instagram account to increase brand awareness and showcase its products reliability and benefits in August. The dedicated Instagram account,[email protected], will also present dealers in other Caribbean islands, user experiences and helpful information for boaters …

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NV Charts Releases Updated Chart Sets for 2016/17

NV Charts announces the release of their newly updated chart sets for Florida, the Bahamas and the Caribbean for 2016/17 in paper and digital format. In addition to being updated, the new NV.Atlas format brings a modern, handy design to …

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Berry Islands

This issue lets visit the Berry Islands where the population is only about seven hundred people, most of which are in Bullock’s Harbor. Due to the many wealthy seasonal residents, some of which own their own island in this 15-20 …

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Rallies and Pink Ribbons

Pretty in Pink – Sint Maarten Sunset Cruise in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness. Photo: GaryBrown/OceanMedia

If, over the next few weeks, you climb up to the crow’s nest and scan the horizon with your telescope the chances are that the sailboat bobbing around in your lens is taking part in a Caribbean Rally. The ever …

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State of Play – Reasons to Windsurf

Loop … Photo: PROtography

Prophets of doom in the last few years have predicted the demise of windsurfing but after a recent overseas trip – and conversations with wind nuts aplenty – it’s pretty apparent there’s as much thirst for the sport as ever. …

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Rebel Marine Design and Build Fast Ferry

A relatively undiscovered custom boat-building yard based in Anguilla that has been quietly successful in business for over 30 years might find themselves under the spotlight thanks to one of their newest boat designs. Anguilla’s own Rebel Marine Ltd., whose motto …

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