2018 Caribbean Charter Yacht Show Preview

USVI Charter Yacht Show at IGY’s Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas

It’s the Caribbean’s fantastic fleet of floating hotel rooms that will be on show this fall in the British Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands and Antigua. This is when brokers from around the world, the sales force of charter yacht …

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How To Buy a Yacht to Put into Charter

Living the dream. Photo courtesy of Dream Yacht Charters

Ownership of a yacht without having constant maintenance and management concerns is what Charlie Hamilton sought when buying a yacht for his busy family, who all enjoyed spending time together on the water. A yacht as a small business, an …

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Capt. Randy Towe Wears Many Hats

Capt. Randy Towe of Islamorada builds rods in his man cave/office at mile marker 92 bayside. Photo By Jill Zima Borski

Randy Towe of Islamorada is a fishing guide, rod builder and yacht broker. A man of many talents, he had two main loves growing up in South Florida: baseball and fishing. He pursued them concurrently, wondering what his future might …

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Grab a Noodle! Time to Exercise

Willie Haskins leading the troops. Photo by Jan Hein

There’s a curious exercise craze sweeping the Caribbean. To observers, it appears that participants are merely playing in the water with pastel toys that bob and break the surface. They move about, sometimes in synchronized fashion but mostly with random …

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Sailing with Charlie: Chartering

Graphics by Anouk Sylvestre

Chartering in the Caribbean has come a long way in the last 50 years. In the ’70s when Charlie began his career as a charter yacht captain, charterers had to work hard before they arrived at that pristine anchorage and …

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50A Superflex: easy to coil, even in freezing weather

A perfect day on the water doesn’t need to end with wrestling a stiff and heavy 50A power cord into place. SmartPlug Systems’ innovative SUPERFLEX50 50A 125/250V Cordset lays out and coils with absolute ease, no matter the temperature. The …

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MarineMax Vacations Launches Nanny Cay Base

New Outer Marina

MarineMax Vacations has officially opened their new base at Nanny Cay on the island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, making it easier than ever to launch a personal yacht charter cruise from a convenient and beautiful location. “A short …

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Two Marine Shows This Month – IBEX & FLIBS

A pair of major marine industry shows offers something for everyone this month. IBEX, the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference, takes place October 2 to 4 at the Tampa Convention Center, in Tampa, FL. FLIBS, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat …

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