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130 Foot Luxury Yacht Charter Vessel Offers Bahamas Special

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Profile photograph of Westport brand yacht, Mary Alice II. She is a solid white motoryacht. She is facing the right side of the photo.

Bahamas Yacht Charter Boat – Mary Alice II

MARY ALICE II SPECIAL

The owner of the 130′ Westport motor yacht MARY ALICE II has announced a special rate. This is for Bahama yacht charters this winter!

The special is offered for now through April 30. Book a regular 7-night charter for $100,000 per week ($120,000 per week for 2011 year-end holidays).  Motor yacht MARY ALICE II welcomes you!  Receive an additional 3 nights for free!

 

 

ADDITIONAL SAVINGS

As if that weren’t generous enough!  There is an addition to the special rate of 10 nights for price of 7.   Her owner will waive all delivery fees to move the yacht from South Florida to the Bahamas. This is a savings of approximately $4000.

ALSO!  The yacht has hard-to-come-by dockage at the famous Atlantis resort and marina in Nassau (Paradise Island), for the year-end holidays!!

Photograph of motoryacht Checkmate heading towards Atlantis in the Bahamas. The yacht is on the right side of the photo. All that you see is the black hull of the yacht and white superstructure. The yacht is facing approximately 11 o'clock in the photo, if the photo were the face of a clock. Atlantis, the resort, is at the top left corner of the photograph.

Atlantis, Bahamas – Superyacht Checkmate

 

INTERIOR FEATURES AND ACCOMMODATIONS

The immaculately-kept 130′ Westport yacht MARY ALICE II boasts brand new interior soft goods and AV equipment.  She accommodates 10/12 guests in 5 staterooms and will allow 2 more children to sleep on air mattresses in sky lounge.

 

CABINS

Her ondeck Master suite has opening windows for fresh air, and blackout blinds for total privacy. Four guest cabins are located belowdeck and feature King beds, two of which can convert to twins.

 

 

SKYLOUNGE AND WATERTOYS

Other amenities include a skylounge with satellite TV and an 8-person hydrotherapy hot tub.  Active guest will enjoy two waverunners, kayaks, underwater Seabobs, and a high performance 34′ Regulator-brand towed tender.

 

 

CREW

Captain Kelly Esser and his crew of 5 look forward to treating their guests to the time of their lives in the Bahamas or Florida!

CHARTER A YACHT IN THE CARIBBEAN

For further information about chartering in the Bahamas, contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters destination specialists at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Destinations for Yachting – Top 4 in 2011 – part 2

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Photograph of motoryacht BIG ZIP underway. It is heading to the right side of the photo

BLOGS ABOUT DESTINATIONS

Destinations of yacht charters is a popular and often requested topic.

Our professionals at 1-800 Yacht Charters reviewed 2010’s “hot spots” and checked with various mega yacht owners with yachts in transit to enticing locations around the globe.

The team compiled a list of the top 4 desirable yacht charter destinations for 2011 and the ultimate yachts to rent for the experience.  Yesterday, we shared 2 of the 4 top destinations for 2011 with our readers:

DESTINATION – INDIAN OCEAN

1.  The Indian Ocean, onboard motor yacht CLOUD 9.

 

DESTINATION – AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

2.  Australia and New Zealand, onboard super yacht GALAXY.

 

DESTINATION – BAHAMAS

Today, we present the other two hot spots for the new year!

3.  It’s Better in the Bahamas, on BIG ZIP.

Photograph of the turquoise water in the Bahamas. Photo is taken from the beach. There is a palm tree on the left side of the photo.

 

Don’t have time to travel half around the world for a luxury mega yacht charter?  No worries! The Bahamas offers pristine water and uncrowded beaches, and they are located just an hour away from  South Florida.

 

ABOUT BIG ZIP

There are over 700 islands in the Bahamas.  Trinity yacht BIG ZIP is the ideal platform for a week of discovery and exploration there.  The vessel features 5 staterooms for a perfect superyacht experience in exclusive surroundings.  The yacht’s interior was designed by Evan Marshall. The yacht’s watertoys include  a 32 foot Intrepid towed tender, a 21 foot Novurania RIB tender, a 3-person waverunner, and snorkel gear and towable toys.  Pricing begins at $190,000 per week.

 

DESTINATION – DALMATIAN COAST

4. Do the Dalmatian Coast on KOKOMO.

The 789-mile coast of Croatia is indented with countless coves and inlets, creating one of the finest places to sail on earth. The most famous cruising grounds are in the Dalmatian Islands, which stretch from Dubrovnik northwest to Zadar. Sail boat charters can unveil the charming anchorages, ancient villages, and translucent waters of the islands.

Photograph of a blue-hulled sailboat. View of the yacht headed toward you. Photo from the water line.

DESTINATION – CROATIA

The sail yacht KOKOMO will spend the summer cruising the coast of Croatia. This sailboat is sleek and elegant, with superlative sailing characteristics without compromise for comfort.  Flexible accommodation arrangements allow for up to 12 guests in five staterooms, all with ensuite bathrooms.  Her prices begin at € 230,000 per week.

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HOW TO BOOK YOUR YACHT CHARTER

Are you ready to try out a new destination on your own private luxury yacht?  Contact us at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ , and we’ll put your vacation together for you TODAY.

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Family Finds Serenity on Bahamas Yacht Charter

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Aerial photograph of motoryacht underway. She is headed toward lower left side of photo.

Yacht charter on motoryacht SERENITY

 

CLIENT LETTER

 

“Dear Captain Scott,

I wanted to thank you and your crew for the wonderful charter we had on board motor yacht Serenity.  The yacht is of course absolutely beautiful, the food was spectacular but the service is what impressed us most.

We were so very thrilled with the level of attention your crew gave to us and our guests. To travel with children from the ages of 10 to 21 and find activities that everyone enjoys is certainly difficult, but you and your crew managed it effortlessly. The kids are still raving about the trip and are anxious to do it again.

Please thank your crew for making this one of our most memorable vacations. You will be our first call when we’re ready to book our next charter.

Sincerely,

SS”

 

 

YACHT DETAILS

Editor’s note: Launched in 2008, Lazzara motor yacht SERENITY offers accommodations for 10 guests in 5 cabins with ensuite bathrooms. Onboard amenities include a 27 foot Intrepid tender, two waverunners, two SeaBob underwater scooters, and paddleboards, fishing and snorkel gear, and a water trampoline.

 

CHARTER RATE

Available for Florida yacht charters as well as vacations in the Bahamas, her published rate is $53,000 per week, plus expenses.

 

SPECIAL PRICING

A FALL SPECIAL is available for the Thanksgiving holiday: Book a 7-day vacation starting Nov 28 or 29, and get 1 extra day free (a savings of over 15%) … or book a 3-day trip beginning Nov 28 or 29 and pay $22,000 (save $7,000). PLUS all delivery fees waived!

 

BAHAMAS YACHTS FOR CHARTER

Other yachts available in the Bahamas include the 85′ motor yacht SEAS THE MOMENT priced at $37,500 per week plus expenses, the 100′ motor yacht PICNIC ($39,500 per week, plus expenses), and the 80′ Lazzara motor yacht LA DOLCE VITA ($27,500 per week, plus expenses).

 

YACHT RENTALS IN THE BAHAMAS

For more information about any of these yachts or yacht charter cruises in the Bahamas, contact the SailAway and 1-800 Yacht Charters yacht charter desk at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Hargrave Yacht SEAFARER Joins Bahamas Yacht Charter Market

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There are many production 100-foot motoryachts in the Bahamas yacht charters market, but owners Dr. and Mrs. Emmons of luxury charter yacht SEAFARER didn’t want a cookie-cutter boat, particularly one costing $6 million. They wanted something that they could personalize to reflect their taste, their love of literature and the arts.

As a result, you will see throughout the boat bookcases built specifically for the Emmons, and nooks created especially to fit their fine collection of marine artwork.

Seafarer yacht

Luxury charter yacht SEAFARER motor yacht is a 30-meter megayacht available for a Bahamas yacht charter vacation. Yacht SEAFARER has accommodations for eight (8) guests in four (4) cabins. This new mega yacht was built by superyacht builder Hargrave and was launched in 2008.

Bahama yacht charters are all about outdoor adventure in the sun, so a large inventory of waytertoys are important. This mega yacht charter vessel carries a 15′ widebody Nautica tender with 90hp Yamaha engine, two 2-person kayaks, snorkel gear, towable toys and tubes such as Boogie Boards, plus beach toys such as volley ball, Frisbees, and 4 bicycles.

Click to view luxury motor yacht SEAFARER’s online brochure.

You, your family, and friends can enjoy a week-long odyssey in the Bahamas onboard this yacht for only $42,500 for 8 guests. Running expenses (items such as food, fuel, and dockage) are extra. For more information, contact Jana Sheeder, CEO of 1-800-YACHTCHARTERS at jsheeder@1800sailaway.com.

1-800-YACHTCHARTERS – providers of the Newest and Largest Yachts in the World’s Best Destinations.

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How To Checkmate in One Move…Rent This Luxury Yacht Charter Vessel

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Photograph of a dark hulled yacht on the right side of the frame, and Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas on the left

Profile of CHECKMATE superyacht at Atlantis, Bahamas

NEW BENETTI YACHT ENTERS CHARTER

A brand new Benetti yacht charter vessel entered the market. She checkmates the competition.

VISION

The stunning 145’ Benetti Vision motoryacht arrived to her proud owner. This happens in time to capture the late summer season in the Med.  Accommodations available for 10 to 12 guests in 5 staterooms.

WIDE ANGLE LENS

Similarly, like a wide angle camera lens, the on-deck master suite offers 180 degree panoramic views. They are  bathed in natural light.  Likewise, all guest accommodations feature massive windows. Guests can enjoy the beautiful scenery while underway or at anchor.

INTERIOR DESIGN

The yacht’s elegant interior was designed by Italy’s Francois Zuretti and is best described as “contemporary chic.” The décor blends Cherry and Burr-Madrona woods with beautiful Italian marble throughout. 

 

COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENTS

Per Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters

“Our yacht charter fleet heartily welcomes superyacht CHECKMATE as a beautiful addition for discriminating clientele. “

 

WATERTOY STORAGE

No watertoys store on the massive Sun Deck.  This makes it a great area for sun worshippers.  The nearby bridge deck Skylounge boasts one of the most impressive features –  aft doors that recess to create an incredible 270 degree al fresco dining experience! 

 

RATE

The inaugural rental rate for the summer 2012 season is $145,000.  This is a good value.  It is a rarity in the Med.  Most Med yachts price in Euros..

HOW TO BOOK CHECKMATE

For more information about motor yacht CHECKMATE, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters today.

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It’s A Grand ILLUSION V: Benetti Yacht Charter Vessel Relocates To Caribbean For Winter  

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The owner of motor yacht ILLUSION V has announced the repositioning of his 58m Benetti to the Caribbean and the Bahamas for winter 2016, and spring 2017.

illusion v benetti yacht charter vessel

 

 

Elegant, contemporary and offering unparalleled luxury, Benetti  ILLUSION V yacht is a masterpiece from celebrated design duo Green and Mingarelli. She has an abundance of dining, entertainment and relaxation areas, a full bar and beach area on her lower deck, and a toy garage bursting with the latest toys including a Jetovator, flyboard and Inflatable slide.

Built in 2014, she features accommodations for up to 12 guests in 6 staterooms.

Key FEATURES and AMENITIES:

  • The perfect sundeck layout with large Jacuzzi, sunpads, shaded dining, full bar and BBQ
  • Several dining options indoors and al fresco
  • 6 full bars on 4 decks
  • Luxurious beach club set-up
  • Cinema and media room on the bridge deck (converts into 7th stateroom)
  • Impressive inventory of watersports equipment and recreational gear
  • A blazing-quick 31’ tender
  • Wine cellar & humidor

Rates for Caribbean yacht charter start at $350,000 per week (higher for holiday dates).

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To check available dates for superyacht ILLUSION V, contact yacht charter specialist 1-800 Yacht Charters team member, Jim at 305-720-7245, 24 hours, or fill in our convenient online inquiry form at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now/

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Lionfish Havoc – Florida Yacht Charter Grounds | Yacht Charter

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In 2010, we took a look at efforts to control the invasion of lionfish in the Florida Keys.   Recent reports paint a disturbing picture – efforts to control the population have not been successful.  

According to Oregon State scientist Stephanie Green, “There is strong evidence that the lionfish is having negative effects on the native population.  We don’t see any signal that anything is controlling lionfish population.”

Photo of a red and white lionfish swimming over a reef in dark green water

The problem is simple – lionfish, native to the western Pacific Ocean, have no natural predators in the
Atlantic Ocean. They live up to 15 years, and one female can produce as many as 2 million eggs in one year.

“Many of our Florida yacht charter clients, as well as many bareboat charterers, are avid divers,” reports Jana Sheeder, President and Owner of 1-800 Yacht Charters. “We are hearing more and more tales of multiple lionfish on the reefs in the Florida Keys, as well as the in the cruising grounds in the nearby Bahamas.”
So far, the only viable option to attempt to control the invasion remains the same – eat them!  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association continues to exotic lionfish continue invading florida yacht charter cruising grounds - ideal remedy is to eat themrecommend aggressive efforts to harvest and consume lionfish.
So, next time you are at your favorite seafood restaurant, instead of ordering an overfished item like tuna, see if lionfish is on the menu! Enjoy a delicious meal AND make a difference!=================

Affordable airfare from just about anywhere in the United States makes Miami and the Florida Keys an excellent venue for a domestic yachting holiday.   Learn more by contacting 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Motor Yacht TAIL LIGHTS & Crew Impress Multi-Repeat Luxury Yacht Charter Family

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After some shipyard time in Georgia, the popular and highly successful charter yacht TAIL LIGHTS headed to the Bahamas in charter ready and Bristol condition.  The 116ft Azimut yacht TAIL LIGHTS looked amazing and had lots of new toys and goods onboard to start her first charter in Nassau on November 21st.

Yacht Tail Lights running next to her tender - aerial view

 

A recent charter guest took the time to share her thoughts about her family’s superyacht experience onboard Azimut yacht TAIL LIGHTS.  What lends credence to her comments is the fact she has chartered three times prior.  In her own words,

 

“We just got off the boat this morning. This was my fourth trip on a (luxury yacht) charter vessel and found it to be at least equal to but in many ways better than the previous trips I had taken. Captain Steve Kemp was awesome. He was extremely organized and looked after every detail of the trip. When we needed to adjust he was quick to respond and very accommodating. The crew was fantastic and also very accommodating. The girls were all Johnny-on-the-spot with food, drinks, and any other need we had. The staterooms were always looked after and kept pristine during our trip. Very pleasant personalities and fun to talk to. Jeff made sure the boat and tender were operating perfectly and was also very accommodating when we wanted to tour the engine room. The boat itself was appointed very nicely and it was obvious that she had been upgraded recently. It looked brand new. I would highly recommend (yacht) Tail Lights and its crew, particularly Steve the captain. I certainly would look into chartering her again.”

#thesuperyachtexperience

Built in 2011, the yacht underwent an extensive $1.5M refit in 2016.  Here’s a list of the improvements made:

  • Full paint job: Two tone dark and light gray in Stoppani Metallic acrylic paint
  • Interior wood and floor refinishing
  • All new exterior and interior soft goods e.g. upholstery, cushions, decorative throw pillows, bed covers, linens, towels, etc.
  • All new serviceware e.g. china, crystal, silver ware, table settings
  • New Murray teak deck chairs on Fly bridge and Aft Deck
  • New Westminster sun lounge beds on Fly bridge
  • All varnished tables refinished
  • Teak cap railing refinished
  • Teak decks all sanded and sealed
  • New ice makers
  • Appliances:  New washer/dryer and refrigeration/freezer in the garage area
  • New Atlas power conversion system
  • 32′ Scout towed tender painted same color to match the yacht

 

The yacht accommodates up to 10 guests in 5 staterooms — 8 beds – 2 doubles, 2 twins, and 1 convertible configured as 2 Pullmen, 1 King, 2 Queens, 1 Double, and 4 Singles.

 

Watertoys include:

  • 32′ Scout towed tender w/ twin 350 Yamaha engines. Fully rigged and walk-in bathroom in console.
  • 2-person Yamaha jet ski 1800cc
  • New water skis
  • 2 Bote Inflatable Paddle boards
  • 2 person ski tube
  • Knee board
  • Wake board
  • High quality fishing gear (bottom and trolling), plus 1 electric reel for deep dropping 1200 feet
  • 2 Spear fishing poles
  • 6 sets of snorkel gear (Getting 6 more sets)
  • Large 8×10 beach sun tent with six beach chairs (Getting 6 more)
  • Beach umbrella and folding table for beach picnics
  • 2 Floating lounge mats and noodles
  • Largo floating island
  • 2 NEW Yamaha Sea Scooters

 

Rates for TAIL LIGHTS are from $75,000 per week, plus all running expenses and any applicable taxes.

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For more information, or to secure yacht TAIL LIGHTS for your Superyacht Experience on your preferred dates, VISIT https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/explore-our-yachts/tail-lights/book-now/

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New Superyacht Toy Not For Faint Of Heart | Luxury Yacht

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Just in time for the winter rental season, Trinity yacht charter vessel Motoryacht CARPE DIEM has added a new toy to her watersport equipment list – a Jetovator.”

Be warned – this toy is for designed strictly for adrenaline junkies!

The Jetovator is a water sports accessory that extends the ability of an existing personal watercraft (PWC). It redirects the water thrust from the propulsion unit of a waverunner or jetski along a forty foot hose to the Jetovator body. This water thrust is then used to propel and elevate the Jetovator up into the air…or down into the water!
person in air on jetovator watersports toy

The rider can also redirect the water thrust of the two front nozzles in order to maneuver the Jetovator in all directions (read between the lines – spin wildly in the air).  The Jetovator can go vertical straight up to a dizzying 20-25 feet at speeds of up to 25 mph. For a wetter experience, you can take a nose-dive and actually cruise underwater (to approximately 4-5 feet deep).

 
A stalwart in the Bahamas yacht charter marketplace, the 191 foot Trinity motor yacht CARPE DIEM already hosts an extensive array of watertoys before adding the Jetovator to her inventory.  Other onboard recreational gear includes:
 
  • 7 meter Novurania Chase tender with 260 hp engine
  • 6.7 meter Nautica Landing Craft with 260 hp jet drive engine
  • 4 wave runners
  • Trampoline
  • Waterskis
  • Wakeboard
  • Snorkel gear
  • Six sets of SCUBA gear and compressor (for certified divers only)
  • Spin bike
  • Pull-up machine
  • Weight bench
  • Free weights
  • Kaleidescape entertainment system
  • iPod docking stations throughout interior and exterior of yacht
  • Xbox
  • Wii
 
Staying active with so many watertoys will certainly leave guests hungry for some great food.  Fortunately, the onboard menu is as extensive and exciting as the yacht’s watertoy list.  Peter Williams, the executive chef onboard Trinity yacht CARPE DIEM was kind enough to pass along some samples from his galley.  Email us today for a copy of luxury yacht charter boat Carpe Diem menu items at info@1800yachtcharters.com 
 
Yacht Carpe Diem underway


Luxury motor yacht CARPE DIEM 191 can sleep 10 to 12 guests in a full-beam master stateroom on the main deck, four double guest staterooms, and a convertible gym on the lower deck.  Weekly charter rates begin at $395,000 per week, plus all expenses.
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Our Favorite Three Islands On Earth

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Photograph of a sandy beach with a palm tree on the left and a canoe on the right.

IMPORTANCE OF YACHT CHARTER DESTINATION

As mega yacht charter vessels get larger and larger, the yachts, themselves, have become the “destination” for charter guests. Onboard amenities from home theaters, spas, and helicopters, to personal submarines, coupled with a “boat-load” of watertoys means guests rarely feel the need to leave the safe, comfy, pampered confines of their floating resort.
 

COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENTS

According to Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters, that is not necessarily a good thing. 
“Sometimes we have to remind our clients and ourselves why we first fell in love with yachting,” says Sheeder.  “Initially, you rent a private yacht to escape in comfort and privacy, then  you want to explore a remote area or an island and immerse yourself in its culture.”

Sheeder laments some modern travelers are missing the wonders of exploration by spending too much time onboard their yachts.  “So much beauty awaits ashore, in terms of people, nature, and culture.” 
   

TOP 3 ISLANDS

In the spirit of recapturing that sense of wonder and adventure, our intrepid team in our charter department has picked their top three island destinations.  Certainly, there are bigger, more famous islands, but for white sand beaches, salty breezes, freshly caught seafood, and no crowds, head to one of these 3 “World’s Best” secret islands:

#1:

  • SKOPELOS, First, Greece – Yes, the islands of Mycanos and Santorini are a “must.”  They are beautiful, but where did Hollywood scouts shooting the movie, Mamma Mia?  It was Skopelos!   This secret little island is close to tourist-crazed Skiathos.   Anchor in a hidden cove and arrive by tender on Kastani beach.  You will be wowed by the view of the shimmering Aegean Sea.  Also, the island’s tile-roofed tavernas and the noticeable absence of tourists are a bonus.  After dinner, stroll to the open-air Mercurius Bar & Café.  Go up to the hillside Ouzeri Anatoli, for live rebetika music. This is Greece and Greek yachting at its best.  Opa

#2:

  • CAYE CAULKER, Second, Belize.  Head to Caye Caulker in Belize for a caribbean change of pace.  Shallow waters are great for crewed catamaran charters. Anchor in Shark Ray Alley and snorkel among nurse sharks and stingrays.  Go scuba diving at the underwater caves of Blue Hole. Back onshore, curried lobster at the Jolly Roger’s Grill is “to die for.”  Visit during the annual Lobster Festival, when the main road turns into a street party. 

#3:

  • SAMPSON CAY and the EXUMA CAYS, Third, Bahamas.  Sailors like yacht owner Johnny Depp know all memorable Bahamas yacht charters should pass though the Exumas and Sampson Cay.  Sailors access thriving patch reefs, isolated islets, and miles of secluded white sand.  The snorkeling is amazing. Specifically, in the country’s only underwater national park.  A fabulous way to get a suntan.

WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE ISLAND GETAWAY?

Finally, where is YOUR favorite island getaway?  Tell us your best island yachting story.  We will post it in our blog and share it with the world!  Send us photos!

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