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The Revival of Bonaire’s Sailing Fishing Boats

Papagayo, one day to go before the races start. Photo by Els Kroon

The traditional sailing fishing boats have returned to the International Bonaire Regatta. Bonaire has a renowned marine heritage in ship building, navigation and fishing. Ship building was commonplace and before engines became the norm, the fishermen put to sea in …

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The Rise of Caribbean ‘Boutique’ Regattas

Are ‘Boutique’ regattas the coming thing?

Small regattas are nothing new in the Caribbean. What is possibly trend-setting is intentionally creating a small regatta that caters to one-class of competitors. ‘Boutique Regatta’ is a term coined by Puerto Rico’s veteran race officer and regatta organizer, David …

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Rough Seas Hamper Budget Marine Wahoo Tournament

The Budget Marine and Trinidad and Tobago Game Fishing Association Wahoo Blowout held March 11-12 out of the Trinidad and Tobago Yacht Club, Bayshore, had more to contend with than just fish. The Tournament comprised two days fishing with 66 …

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Budget Marine Spice Island Billfish Tournament

Day two and the boats head out at dawn. Photo: Gerard De Bruin

A new teaser system spelled success for the sport fisherman aboard the Bertram 31, Hard Play II. The Tobago-based team earned Top Boat at the 48th Budget Marine Spice Island Billfish Tournament, held January 21st to 25th out of the Grenada …

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Budget Marine Introduces Eco-Friendly, Reusable Shopping Bags

With the distribution of these attractive, eco-friendly, re-usable shopping bags in its locations Caribbean wide, Budget Marine say they have taken a small, but important step towards protecting the marine environment. Antigua’s bold lead in banning the importation and use …

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Budget Marine Trinidad celebrates 20 years 1996 – 2016

The outside of the Budget Marine in Trinidad

In November 1996 Budget Marine Trinidad opened for business in an historic building that originally housed 2nd World War American military equipment in Chaguaramas. Robbie Ferron, Founder of Budget Marine, says: “The first goals for the company were small, but …

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New Products

New products

Flexible Solar Panel From SUNBEAMsystems Designed in Sweden with clean looks, a high finish and with no visible internal wiring, the surface of the SUNBEAMsystem ‘Tough’ flexible solar panel is, as the name suggests, tougher than other panels seen before …

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Caribbean News: ‘Friendly Sailor’ Wins Lagoonies’ Regatta

Lagoonies Regatta

‘Friendly Sailor’ team win second annual Lagoonies’ Regatta Saint Maarten – The second annual Lagoonies’ Regatta was hailed a huge success. The one day, one-design event was notable for its very close sailing, challenging conditions, outstanding regatta lunch and passionate expressions …

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Budget Marine Challenge 2016: Anchors Aweigh!

Budget Marine Challenge 2016

  Heavy winds and a challenging anchor start gave competitors plenty to think about as the Budget Marine Challenge 2016 got underway in Curaçao. This was the 12th edition of the Budget Marine Challenge, sailed in June, which saw competitors …

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Aruba : Unique Culture & Fun Things to Do


Aruba is fun to visit because there are so many places to see and diverse things to do. Whether traveling with adults, or in a family with children, the island’s compact size makes it enjoyable for everyone. The constant winds …

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