Rum Review: Grander 12 Year Old – Panama

It’s time to get back to reviewing rums that warm the heart and heal the soul. With rum’s burst in popularity, producers are rushing products to market in hopes of capitalizing on this growing industry. Trust us, we have bought …

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If Woodstock Would…

A steady hand – Gino Athill puts the finishing touches to his work on a J-Class yacht. Photo by Jan Hein

Nestled in the Antiguan village of Falmouth sits a cluster of yellow buildings, each defined by what lies inside. Open doors reveal tools, paint, welding supplies and building materials, in fact everything needed to construct, repair or enhance a vessel …

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Caribbean Sail Training: Broadening Horizons

The varnished deckhouse and ship’s boat aglow in the last rays of the setting sun. Photo by Gary E. Brown

French St. Martin is fast becoming the sail training/tall ship capital of the Caribbean. The latest ship to grace the commercial port of Marigot was the beautiful three-masted square rigger Christian Radich. I visited the ship before she left to …

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Rum Review: R.L. Seale’s 10 year Old

On the shelf sits a black bottle with a bronze seal, a crooked neck and what appears to be a molded hand wrapped around the neck. The bottle reads “Finest Barbados Rum.” It’s no secret how passionate we are about …

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BVI Spring Regatta: They Made it Happen!

BVI Spring Regatta foredeck fun

On the final day of racing in the 47th edition of the BVI Spring Regatta, the story was really about the fantastic job Nanny Cay and the regatta organizers have done to make this year’s BVI Spring Regatta event happen post …

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New App Makes Slip Booking A Breeze

Reserving a marina slip just got easier. GPDock is a newly launched community-based online reservation system that makes this chore a breeze for both boaters and marinas. It works by offering access to a large database of marinas in Florida …

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Yachts Make Mega Economic Impact in South Florida

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Fort Lauderdale is known as the ‘Yachting Capital of the World’. A new study by Thomas J. Murray & Associates and released by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Release confirms that …

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Beach Bars of the USVI – Four Not to Miss!

Living the dream … Rhythms on Rainbow Beach. Photo curtesy of the bar

There’s nothing like the toes-in-the-sand, rum in one hand feeling of a quintessential Caribbean bar. Beach bar hopping by boat is especially fun. In fact, it’s an excellent way to visit each of the three largest US Virgin Islands. Here’s …

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Unexplored Hogsty Reef Atoll

One of the most remote locations in the Bahamas is Hogsty Reef in the southern part of the country. It is a place more at home in the Pacific, not the Atlantic, because Hogsty Reef is an atoll that is …

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Smalltooth Sawfish Still in the Florida Keys

Juveniles double in size during their first year, growing from a birth length of 2.5 feet up to 5 feet

The Florida Keys are one of the few spots left in the world to see the endangered sawfish. Wiped out by longline nets and fishermen who mostly wanted to collect their saws or nostrum, scientists are studying the population in …

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Puerto del Rey Inaugurates New Facilities

Caribbean boatyard

Puerto Rico – Puerto del Rey recently debuted its Dock Center, a new amenity that offers a range of services to its customers right on the main dock. The modern facilities are part of the continued investment in the Marina …

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Horizon Yachts expand to meet demand

The team at Horizon Yachts, Grenada

Horizon Yachts – offering brokerage, project management, marine engineering and guardianage services in Grenada have seen a great increase in business since they opened their new workshop at Clarke’s Court Boat Yard and Marina in February 2017.  They expect an …

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YPI’s Crew Salary Report Makes Valuable Reading

Crewed yachting represents a diverse industry, from the size of the yachts, to ports visited and owners and guest’s whims. As such, there’s not a one-size-fits-all list of what crewmembers should or expect to make salary-wise. However, YPI CREW Salary …

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