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Boat Yard Profile: Bradford Marine Grand Bahama

Big boats were the exception rather than the rule on the recreational yachting scene in South Florida during the 1960s. Consider that Tampa, FL-headquartered Bertram launched its 38-foot sport fishermen in 1969, while over on the state’s east coast the …

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The Marina at Emerald Bay Echo – November 2014

NEW MARINA ARRIVAL is the Expedition Yacht “Rosa”. A Canadian build, the distinctive yacht measures 90 feet overall and carries a substantial inventory of “toys”. (Photo by Emerald Bay Marina)

GYM-FITNESS CENTER IS OPEN– We actually made our target date of Nov. 1, 2014, for the opening of our combination gym-fitness center.  Locate in our services building adjacent to the marina administration center, the facility includes eight various appliances to …

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Monster Fish Dominate Kayak Fishing Event

Photos Courtesy of Extreme Kayak Fishing, Inc.

Anglers competing for big fish and big prize money in Extreme Kayak Fishing’s two-day Battle in the Bahamas offshore tournament got more than they bargained for. On April 25, fishermen from Florida, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Virginia raced their kayaks …

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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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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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Remembering the First Crossing

Cat Cay

The NOAA weather forecast indicated that a cold front approaching South Florida was weakening and a weather window for crossing the Gulf Stream might slide open. Being an optimist, the next morning I paid our bill at the Dinner Key …

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Developing Youth Sailing in the Bahamas

When Snipe sailors Jimmie Lowe and Peter Bruce Wassitch went to the Pan Am Games to represent the Bahamas a few years ago, they looked around and realized that they were among the oldest sailors at the Games.  While they …

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Cruising Christmas

I write this as I am getting ready to head offshore in a few days. I am already wearing my sheepskin jacket and we have already had our first snow storm. I need my head examined!…  There is nothing better …

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