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Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.

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It was supposed to be a routine recreational passage from the Bahamas to Maryland. Yet, fate decided otherwise when without warning and in 20 knots of breeze, the mast came crashing down aboard the 36-foot catamaran, Cata-Tonic. The accident didn’t …

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Destination: West Palm Beach

Mike Scott Photography

There’s no question that West Palm Beach and the whole of Florida’s Palm Beach County is a magnet for the rich, the famous and their yachts. Case in point, Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich’s 533-foot Eclipse docked at the Port of …

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Refit Your Old Yacht or Buy a New One?

Everyone wants the latest and greatest whether it’s on land or sea. This is one reason yacht sales are on the upswing. Consider that the number of superyachts reported either on order or under construction has increased since 2013 to …

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Metal Shark Adds Custom-Configurable Pilot Boats

Metal Shark 64 Defiant Pilot

  They have over 500 boats in the recreational, passenger, military and law enforcement markets under their build belts. Now Metal Shark Boats, the government/commercial entity of Gravois Aluminum Boats, LLC, has its sights set on the pilot boat market …

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Head First Wins Port Antonio International Tournament

The winning team start their celebrations aboard Head First (from left) : Jack Carvalho, Michael Grant, Allan Mattie (in fighting chair), Harry Janderson, Doug Cumberland and Captain Stanley Carvalho

They hail from the land-locked prairies of Alberta, Canada. However, Doug Cumberland and his team aboard the 47ft Bertram, Head First, certainly showed their prowess on the Caribbean Sea when it came to billfishing. The team aboard Cumberland’s Negril, Jamaica-based …

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Top Ten Caribbean Volcanos You Can Visit

The first of many steps leading to the top of Mount Scenery, Saba. Photo: OceanMedia

A push and pull struggle between the Earth’s South American and Caribbean plates, plus volcanic activity, created the land and sea of the Caribbean over 50 million years ago. Today, volcanos continue to play a tangible role in the region. For …

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2018 Caribbean Sport Fishing Tournament Preview

Now that’s a Mahi-mahi! Barbados Game Fishing Association International Tournament. Photo courtesy of BGFA

There’s no place better to sport fish than in the waters of the Caribbean Sea and those of the Atlantic Ocean that boarder the region’s many islands. New tournaments and new dates mark some of the ‘What’s New’ in the …

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Over $300,000 Awarded in CCA Florida STAR

Conservation of one of Florida’s most popular marine resources, namely fish, is the main objective of the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) of Florida’s annual State-wide Tournament & Anglers Rodeo (STAR), presented by Yamaha. The 2017 event concluded with CCA Florida …

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USVI Charter Yacht Culinary Competition

Chef Rebecca Silva’s Winning Entrée – Coffee rubbed braised beef short ribs with a chili Virgin Islands roasted coffee barbecue sauce served with truffle garlic potato espuma and roasted seasoned vegetables

Two chefs won top prizes at the USVI Charter Yacht Show’s Culinary Competition, held November 12th at Yacht Haven Grande on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Melissa ‘Missy’ Kom, chef aboard the 47ft Leopard catamaran, Pisces, earned first place in …

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Antigua’s Best of the West Tournament

Photo: Kimberley Hall

Team success is about everyone pulling their weight. This is one reason the five fishermen aboard the 32ft Carrera, Scallywag, won Champion Boat in the 26ft and over category with 227.6lb of fish in the Best of the West tournament, …

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Ten Top Places to Kayak in the Caribbean

Bioluminescent Bay, Grand Cayman … by daylight. Photo courtesy of Cayman Islands Department of Tourism

Kayaking is a great way to see the Caribbean’s awesome marine life right at sea level. Calm bays, mangrove lagoons and rugged coastlines are some of the settings throughout the region where guided kayak tours take place. Here is a …

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