Hurricane Hindsight is 20/20 for the Season Ahead

Michele Korteweg, general manager of the St. Maarten Yacht Club

There’s a saying, ‘hindsight is 20/20’. While it’s too soon to predict the severity of the 2018 hurricane season, which started June 1st, All At Sea did ask well-known Caribbean marine community members on the hardest hit islands last year …

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Tecma Hose

When boats begin to smell less than fresh, the culprit is typically old sanitation hose.  Backed by a five-year warranty, Tecma HosePlus 38 is made from high-quality butyl rubber and has an integrated odor shield that offers a permeability level …

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The Unbelievable Coolness of Bahamas

Aboard the catamaran Tropical Escape II, a Sunsail 444. Photos by Sharon Matthews-Stevens 

On the morning of our last sailing day the sun climbs over Elbow Cay in the Abacos, waking me in my berth aboard Tropical Escape II, a Sunsail 444 catamaran we’d chartered out of Marsh Harbour almost a week ago. …

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HH55 Wins Award with Vesconite on Board

Marrying leading-edge design and the most advanced materials and components available has paid off for HH Catamarans. Its HH55 was named Best Cruising Catamaran for 2018 by Cruising World Magazine. The high-performance bluewater sailboat utilizes ultra-low friction Vesconite in its curved …

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The Special, Please

Meeting the chef is part of the prize when searching for island food. Photos by Jan Hein

The Caribbean is awash with restaurants offering hip cuisine. Flashy menus feature gourmet beef delights, chicken delicacies and fish fresh from the sea. Few can resist the intoxicating aromas pouring from these tricked-out kitchens, and why would you? Strolling past, …

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St. Thomas International Regatta: Time for Winners!

In the pink! Touch2Play, CSA Spinnaker 2 class winner

Great racing is what the St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR) is renowned for. This year, the 45th annual, held only seven months after two Category 5 hurricanes, certainly didn’t disappoint. In fact, there were close scores in all classes and …

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Glomex RA1225HP VHF Antenna

VHF is still the most common means to communicate on the water, especially offshore. But a radio’s effectiveness is dependent largely on the quality of its antenna. The Glomex RA1225HP 8ft Classic High-Performance VHF antenna is engineered for maximum long-range …

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Unique Bahamas Fly and Sail

Fort Lauderdale-based Tropic Ocean Airways today confirmed its inaugural two-day-a-week scheduled seaplane service to Hope Town, Great Abaco

The Moorings yacht charter company has partnered with Tropic Ocean Airways, a seaplane operator in the eastern US, to offer a one-of-a-kind travel experience to guests visiting the Bahamas.  The ‘Fly & Sail’ service allows yacht charter guests to reserve …

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New Fantoms from Garmin

Garmin International announced the GMR Fantom™ 54/56 and Fantom 124/126 the next evolution in its solid-state pulse compression radar series with MotionScope™ Doppler technology, offering 50W and 120W of power output, respectively, the most in its class. Garmin Fantom radars were the first …

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A Safe Boat is a Happy Boat

A deployed sea anchor. This is just one of a number of different designs available

What are the potential problems that could arise while at sea to endanger your ship and its crew? The list is pretty big. Ingress of water is the most obvious; on board fire, rig and engine failure, crew overboard, lack …

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Boston Whaler Dealers Honored for Excellence

Service with a smile is why a boatload of Boston Whaler dealers have been honored for excellence in customer satisfaction. In May, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) released the results of its 2017 Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) dealership surveys. …

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