New Travelift for Marina Casa de Campo

The new 330st Travelift will work alongside the existing lift at Marina Casa de Campo

IBC Shipyard are expanding services at their Marina Casa de Campo facilities with the new acquisition of a 330st Travelift.The new lift should be in operation by August. Marina Casa de Campo say the new expansion project will focus on …

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Carenantilles Shipyard excels

A mighty lift

  Carenantilles Shipyard in Martinique made history in May when they hauled out a 400 ton yacht with their lift, the heaviest yacht to be hauled by lift in the Caribbean to date. The 150ft yacht Pipe Dreams needed emergency …

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10 Top Caribbean Activities for Cruising Kids

Mosquito Bay, Vieques. Photo curtesy of Puerto Rico Tourism Company UK ©

The Caribbean Sea is a huge aqueous playground for cruising kids. Yet there are great activities to explore ashore as well. Here are ten top suggestions: 1. Sail on a Pirate Ship The Jolly Roger, a near replica of Columbus’ …

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Key West Lighthouse Reflects Time Gone By

Photos Courtesy of Key West Art & Historical Society

Visitors strain their necks looking above and beyond the Royal Poinciana trees, which demand attention with their showy orange blossoms, to see the highest point in Key West, the top of the Key West Lighthouse. Adjacent to the 65-foot lighthouse, …

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The Carriacou Children’s Education Fund

The Carriacou Children’s Education Fund (CCEF) is a nonprofit organization driven by an informal, voluntary group of individuals on visiting yachts from around the world, and a number of concerned local businessmen and women who benefit from the presence of …

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Water-Proof & Resistant Drones are a Boon To Boaters

There once was a time when spectacular aerial photos for everything from charter yacht brochures to fishing tournaments or sailing regattas meant hiring a professional photographer and spending hundreds of dollars on helicopter time. No longer. Today, small privately-owned drones, …

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A Day in the Life of a Regatta Volunteer

Regatta manager Karen (center) receives a ‘Thank You’ prize from Rosie Burr for all her hard work. Photo: Tim Wright / courtesy of Grenada Sailing Week

It’s the second race day of the regatta. I crawl out of bed at an ungodly hour, my body still heavy with sleep. I am part of the organising committee for Island Water World Grenada Sailing Week 2018. Yesterday was …

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Rum Review: Island Company Rum

Immediately, we could tell there was a new rum on the shelf. The white box with a baby blue X stood out among the bottles of light and dark rums. Under the big X was the slogan “Simply the Smoothest.” …

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Singapore Stan Part 2

Lulu Magras (left) Fatty Goodlander, and Marius Stackelborough at LeSelect on the 68th anniversary of its opening

In Part 1 of the story, Cap’n Fatty described how they were coming towards the end of an idyllic Caribbean cruise and sailing north when Stan said his time aboard Ganesh would be complete if he could visit St. Barth. …

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Floating Homes Find Favor in South Florida

Nine-foot floor to ceiling impact windows is one of the first wow factors you see after stepping aboard the Luxuria. It only gets better from there. Motorized shades and blinds control the amount of sunlight shining in, while an Internet …

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Nilaya Wins 2018 St Barth Bucket

Photography by Rosemond Gréaux

In spite of the many challenges posed by hurricane Irma, there was never a doubt that the 24th edition of the St Barth Bucket Regatta would set sail on March 14-18. “In the immediate aftermath of two epic storms, the …

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