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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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The Marina at Emerald Bay Echo – October 2013

BELLINGHAM FLOATING DOCKS make life easy at Emerald Bay Marina. Wide aluminum ramps make docks easily accessible (even with golf carts) and adjust automatically to tidal fluctuations of two to four feet. (Photo courtesy of Susan Wyatt)

GET QUALIFIED AT OUR MARINA DIVE CENTRE – Emerald Bay Marina offers diving lessons at 9 a.m. every day except Sunday. According to Dive Master/Manager Lennox Trusty, the course includes a 20 minute video plus a lecture by the dive …

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Marina at Emerald Bay Echo – September 2013

SUPERYACHT ”BOARDWALK”, a recent Emerald Bay Marina visitor, is the 7th hull in Westport Yacht’s 164 flagship yacht series, and is a composite yacht of 49.98 metres in length (164 ft). Boardwalk is a tri-deck superyacht which can accommodate up to 12 guests in 6 cabins. Boardwalk is powered by Twin MTU 16V4000 diesel engines which drive her to an impressive mid 20 knot top speed. The luxury yacht is named after the popular Kemah, Texas, amusement complex on Houston's Clear Lake. (Photo compliments of Susan Wyatt)

HAVE WE GOT AMENITIES? BUT OF COURSE!– When it comes to amenities, Emerald Bay Marina stands out with a long list ranging from the very tiny (video lending library) to the massive (18-hole Par-72 Greg Norman designed golf course), but …

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Cowpoke Wins Bahamas Billfish Championship

Cruiser Crews (third left), owner of Cowpoke, 61-Viking and winner of the 40th Bahamas Billfish Championship. Photo courtesy of the Bahamas Billfish Championship

Fishing all four tournaments of the 40th Bahamas Billfish Championship (BBC) proved a charm for Avon Park, Florida-based Cruiser Crews, owner/angler of the 61-Viking, Cowpoke, and his champion team. Though Crews and his wife Christy have fished one of the …

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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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Marina at Emerald Bay Echo – June 2013

    GET YOUR PARTS DUTY,TAX FREE- Heading our way? Need to have some spares sent to you? Listen up and save yourself a lot of delay, grief and expense. If you are legitimately a foreign yacht in transit visiting …

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Marina at Emerald Bay Echo – May 2013

    GREAT THINGS A HAPPENING! – A wide range of major marina improvements have been announced for The Marina at Emerald Bay, commencing this year, according to Manager Dale Westin. “Our goal is make the Marina at Emerald Bay …

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23rd Caribbean 1500 Cruisers Begin Arriving in Hampton

Largest and longest running sailboat cruising rally in North America heads to Caribbean at 12:00 noon on Sunday, November 4 On November 4, the largest and longest running sailboat cruising rally in North America, the Caribbean 1500, departs historic Fort Monroe …

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Stand Up Paddleboarding – Walking on Water

Stand up Paddleboarding is the fastest growing water sport in the world. Photo courtesy of Jeremy Wright

Stand up paddleboarding, or SUP, is a surface water sport, a variant of surfing where the surfer uses a paddle to move through the water while standing on a surfboard. Stand up paddle surfing is derived from its Polynesian roots. …

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The Abacos – A Calm and Shallow Sea

Hopetown with its candy-cane lighthouse

We’re fifteen minutes out of Marsh Harbour in the northern Bahamas’ Sea of Abaco, our chartered Sunsail monohull as happy as a Sunday morning. That’s when my heart skips beat. The waters are the colors that you dream about – …

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