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Monday
May282018

MarineMax Vacations Links With Scrub Island Resort In BVIs

MarineMax Vacations, with its fleet of power catamarans, has partnered with Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina as their base for 2018. All charter operations, from briefings to provisioning, will be handled from the private island, which is linked by a regularly-scheduled private ferry from Tortola.

As an Autograph Collection Hotel, Scrub Island features both hotel rooms and suites as well as private villas, and MarineMax clients will have access to the several pools, gym, restaurants and bar, as well as water toy rentals and excursion planning.  Bookings for before and after charter accommocations are made directly through MarineMax Vacations to streamline the process.  

For info, contact MarineMax Vacations, MarineMaxVacations.com, 813-644-8071.

Monday
May212018

Willy T: Bad News, Now Good News!!

After the legendary Willy T floating pub and party pirate ship dragged anchor during the BVI hurricanes and was destroyed, the owners set to find another---converting a vessel in the U.S. and taking it to the Willy T location on Norman Island.  At first, it seemed all was fine and then the BVI government suddenly decided they didn't want Willy on Norman Island where, it seems, a luxury resort was being developed that didn't want anyone rowdy in their bay.  The government caved, and the Willy T was out.  

But, after meetings with the government in May, owner Ewan Anderson was able to have a hopeful commitment that the Willy T would be welcome at Great Harbour on Peter Island.  Anderson described the government as "helpful" and that permits were being processed.  The new Willy T appears to be a converted oil rig supply vessel, so doesn't have the "piraty" look with masts and poop deck for guests to jump off.  But, judging from the joyful response, the bareboat charter world is just happy to have Willy back.  

Friday
Nov242017

Virgin Motoryachts 30% Off Starting NOW!!!

Virgin Motoryachts, now under the capable management of Gary and Alexia Lucas, is offering a great 30% off sale for any charter booked before November 31st, so don't dilly-dally.  They're the only exclusive motoryachtcharter company in the BVI and they have a quite spectacular fleet that includes Leopard powercats in 43-, 48- and 51-foot lengths with three and four cabins, brand new Hudson 48 powercats, Horizon 48 monohull yachts, Cranch Atlantique 51-footers, and Horizon 46 monohull motoryachts.

Check out this deal at www.virginmotoryachts.com or call (284) 495-2526

Friday
Aug112017

WOW! 30% Off At Sunsail!! Act Now!

Sunsail has just knocked a whacking great 30% off all their bareboat charters....worldwide.  Everywhere!!  You can do the Med, Caribbean, Australia, Tonga, England...wherever you want!  

Here's the deal.  You have to act fast and make your reservation before August 28, 2017.  The offer is good for seven day charters as late as October 31, 2017 and, of course, availability is going to be limited as other bareboaters grab this deal.  Call (800) 230-7601 or go to www.sunsail.com.  Don't miss out!

Thursday
Aug102017

Bareboating Photographers Beware!

If you're like me, I like to carry my photo gear with me when I get on a plane headed for a bareboat charter. But new rules just announced are going make that a big pain. The new TSA rules require travelers to remove all electronic devices larger than a cell phone from their carry-on for screening in their own bin, just as you have to with a laptop or tablet now.

But they mean that every item has to have its own bin, which means camera body in one, lens in another, long lens in another, wide-angle lens in another.  And if you thought people were cranky when you took your time taking off your shoes and belt, well, this won't be fun.

The new procedure is in place at ten airports, including LAX and Logan, but it will go to all airports in the coming months.

You can duck this if you enroll in TSA PreCheck, which costs $85 for a year and speeds you past the TSA lines. Those enrolled in the program won't be subject to the added screenings. For more info, go to www.tsa.gov/precheck.

 

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