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2017 Caribbean Boatyard Update

Subbase drydock in St. Thomas

Over 90% of the Caribbean’s one million-plus square miles is water. It’s no wonder that boats, everything from pleasure craft and professional yachts to workboats like barges, ferries and cargo ships, are essential to the region’s way of life. Boatyards, …

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Cap Cana International Billfish Shootout

Top Boat and winning team Casca Dura collect their prizes. Photo: GLEO

The spectacular catch and release of two blue marlin and four white marlin on the third and final day of fishing in the 23rd International Billfish Shootout in Cap Cana, Dominican Republic, is the come-from-behind feat which earned the sport …

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The Lowdown on Luperon

Luperon DR

Everyone who passes through Luperon has a story to tell. It’s a town that evokes the senses and gets beneath your skin. Whether you love it or hate it, you can’t help but be intrigued by it. The shabby town …

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Casa de Campo Blue Marlin Classic

Blue Marlin Classic: Top Team, Auspicious. Photography courtesy of Richard Gibson

It was finding elusive yet highly prized blue marlin – and lots of them – that led to the Top Boat and Top Angler winners in the Casa de Campo Blue Marlin Classic. Fished out of Marina Casa de Campo, …

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Atlantico Private Cask

RUM: Atlantico Private Cask

What do you give rum reviewers for Christmas? Rum, of course. We are very fortunate our friends also have refined palates for sipping rums. When we opened Atlantico Private Cask we immediately wanted to share with those gathered, however, after …

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2015 Boatyard Round-Up. What’s New?

IMM Guadeloupe

Business at Caribbean boatyards booms during hurricane season. Here’s what’s new at a sampling of yards in both the Eastern and Western Caribbean. IMM, Guadeloupe People power is making this full-service yard in Pointe-A-Pitre an even bigger draw to owners …

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The Dominican Republic Fisherman: Eduardo Read

Eduardo releases a 1150lb Bluefin tuna

The Dominican Republic is the ‘new’ hot spot to billfish in the Caribbean. In fact, the Billfish Report named this Greater Antillean island number one in its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year in 2013. Now, it’s Dominican Republic’s sport …

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Casa de Campo International Blue Marlin Classic

Top Boat Team Shoe celebrate at the Casa de Campo Blue Marlin Classic. Photo: Richard Gibson

Hard work and attention to detail paid off for the team aboard Shoe, the Top Boat in the Casa de Campo International Blue Marlin Classic. Anglers aboard Shoe, the USA’s Don Schumacher’s 62-foot Spencer, released a total five blue marlin. …

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Luperon & Other Treasures of the Dominican Republic

Luperon Bay. Photo by Joao Gomes

At the beginning of our life on board we spent several months in Luperon, Dominican Republic—a country that we learned to love and to hate. The island, called La Hispaniola, comprises two countries, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The north …

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Six Caribbean Maritime Museums Worth a Visit

The National Museum of Bermuda. Photo: National Museum of Bermuda

Surrounded by the sea, it’s not surprising that the Caribbean’s history is hugely nautical in nature. Here is a sampling of six maritime museums that are definitely worth a visit.   The National Museum of Bermuda View over 75,000 objects …

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Caribbean Holiday Parades, Parties and Parang

Saint Kitts and Nevis Christmas Carnival

The spirit of the Christmas season is something special throughout the Caribbean. What’s more, many island festivities – parades, parties and parang (music), for example – are ether nautical in nature and close enough that you can reach them or …

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Caribbean Boatyard Update

Subbase Drydock, St. Thomas

Fall is the time many Caribbean boaters put their yacht on the hard to get work done in the yard. Here is an update on what’s new in yards in the Caribbean.   PUERTO RICO “We cleaned out the entire …

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International Cap Cana Billfish Shootout 2014

Top Boat: Sandman with owner Sandra MacMillan. Photo: Richard Gibson

The scoreboard on the first day of fishing in the 20th International Cap Cana Billfish Shootout showed a surprising entry: a release credited to Scott Leon, captain of Sandman, a 63ft Spencer owned by Florida’s Sandra MacMillan. It’s anglers, not …

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