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Other renovations included new bulkheads, workshop complex and
complete paving of the yard with reinforced concrete. The yard now has
two lifting options- either the KMI Sealift (45 ton max) or a 30 ton tamilift.
“Although the Voyage fleet will keep the yard busy, we are now taking other
customers,” said Nissen. Email:[email protected] or tel: 284 495 3349
Northern Lights Dealers Meet on Tortola
Northern Lights Generators and their Caribbean distributor, Parts & Power
Ltd, hosted a Caribbean Dealer Conference on 29 & 30 July on Tortola. The
Conference, entitled “Challenge 2010,” was attended by Northern Lights
dealers from the USVI to Trinidad. Changes in the Power Generation Market
and challenges anticipated over the next two years were discussed along with
new products and tooling. Nathan Price, Vice President Southeast Region,
informed dealers who attended about the recent acquisition of Technicold.
Uplifting Changes for Soper’s Hole
Entries Now Open for 2009 Pineapple Cup
Soper’s Hole Yacht Services (formerly Frenchman’s Cay Shipyard), Tortola,
British Virgin Islands has now opened for business having completed a
major renovation and change in management/ownership. The old railway
system has been replaced by a new concrete slipway specifically designed
to accommodate a new lifting system called “KMI SEALIFT” which can reduce
haul-out time to as little as 60 seconds. (For a video demo: www.sealift.com.)
Catamarans can be hauled easily by lifting under the bridge deck. “This,
in fact, was one of the main reasons for deciding on KMI since our primary
customer is Voyage Charters,” said Gordon Nissen. “They currently have a fleet
of catamarans ranging from 44 feet to 58 feet.”
The Southern Ocean Racing Conference (SORC) announced in August the official
opening for entries in the 29th Pineapple Cup Montego Bay Race. Scheduled
to start February 6, 2009 just outside of Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades, the
“Mo Bay” race runs 811 nautical miles to Montego Bay, Jamaica. The current
race record is held by Titan 12, set in 2005, with an elapsed time of two days, 10
hours, 24 minutes and 42 seconds. Jamaican sponsors are the Montego Bay
Yacht Club (Montego Bay), and the Jamaican Yachting Association (Kingston).
The race started in 1961 and past competitors are a “who’s who”
of ocean skippers including Ted Turner, Larry Ellison and Roy Disney.
For details: www.montegobayrace.com.
(Caribbean News continued on page 20)
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William Quan & Co.
Belize City
011-501-227-2264
BERMUDA
Pearman Watlington
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1-441-295-3232
BONAIRE
Budget Marine Bonaire
Kralendijk
011-599-717-3710
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Marine Power Service Ltd.
Tortola
1-284-494-2738
CAYMAN ISLANDS
Scott’s Industries
Grand Cayman
1-345-949-4186
CURAÇAO
The Freedom Machines N.V.
Willemstad
011-5999-461-7810
DOMINICA
Dominica Marine Center, Inc.
Dominica
1-767-448-2705
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Auto Marina S.A.
Santo Domingo
1-809-565-6576
FRENCH GUIANA
Sovale s.a.s.
Cayenne
011-594-594-35-97-77
FRENCH WEST INDIES
MADCO
St. Martin
011-590-590-510-542
S.A.D
Guadeloupe
011-590-590-26-97-97
Puces Nautique
Martinique
011-596-596-63-7549
La Compagnie Comm.
Saint Barthelemy
011-590-590-278-629
Island Waterworld Offshore
Sint Maarten
011-599-544-5310
GRENADA
Anro Agencies Ltd.
St. George’s
1-473-444-2220
GUYANA
W&H Rambaran
Georgetown
011-592-226-4523
HAITI
Alimar Marine
1-305-634-9020
La Filiere Congelee S.A.
Port-au-Prince
1-509-513-1722
SURINAME
CHM Suriname N.V.
Paramaribo
011-597-471-166
JAMAICA
Jamaica Marine World Limited
Kingston II
1-876-757-8156
Howard Marine N.V.
Paramaribo
011-597-474-897
CANCUN
Mercury Marine de Mexico
Quintana Roo 77560
011-52-998-882-2830
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
Corsa Marine
San Fernando
1-868-657-4723
PANAMA
Chikos Internacional
Panama City
011-507-225-6331
Marine Mechanix Co. Ltd.
Chaguaramas
1-868-634-1004
PUERTO RICO
Marina Costa Azul
Lajas
1-787-899-1179
TURKS & CAICOS
Sherlock Walkin & Sons
Providenciales
1-649-946-4411
Marine World Distributors Inc.
San Juan
1-787-287-0888
USVI
Ruan’s Marine
St. Thomas
1-340-775-6595
Puerto Rico Nautic
San Juan
1-787-765-8998
ST. LUCIA
A1 Island Marine Supplies Inc.
Gross Islet
1-758-452-9404
Marine Machine Inc.
Castries
1-758-518-1530
Source: Mercury Marine Engineering Dept. – May 2007. Test conducted on 18' aluminum Deep V fishing boat using a Mercury OptiMax 150 hp and an Evinrude® 150 hp E-TEC.®
Assumptions: Engines are run 100 hours per year over 5 years/gas price is $3.75 per gallon.
© 2008 MERCURY MARINE. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. E-TEC is a registered trademark of BRP-Rotax GmbH & Co. Evinrude
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St. Croix Marine
St. Croix
1-340-773-0289
VENEZUELA
Corporacion Alba C.A.
Valencia, Carabobo
011-58-241-832-8466
Engine Service Marine C.A.
Caracas, Dtt. Capital
011-58-212-267-7509
From the “We Saw This One
Coming” File: “Spice Girls” Audition
Second Edition of Transatlantic
Maxi Cup Set For November
In July, the Class 40 Concise held the first of a series of trials in the UK for an allgirl crew to compete in the forthcoming “Spice Race” expected to depart on
November 15 from Cowes, make the 4,321 mile run, and arrive at Port Louis,
Grenada in early December. Spice Race C.E.O. Tony Lawson said that “the girls
seemed really keen to work together and there was a lot less grandstanding
than you would probably have had with a bunch of guys in a similar situation.
That sort of attitude should help us to get a really good crew together over
the next couple of months.” Organizers say that interest in the main event for
Class 40 and IRC yachts continues to build, with enquiries coming from all
over the world. www.spicerace.com
Originally conceived in 2007 as a biennial event, the Transatlantic Maxi Yacht
Cup will take place in 2008 based on the success of the inaugural event held
last fall, organizers at Italy’s Yacht Club Costa Smeralda announced in August.
The starting gun will sound on November 24, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary
Islands, with a planned finish line 2700 miles away at St. Maarten. Maxi yachts
of 18 metres (70 feet) and above will compete including Sojana, the 115-foot
Farr designed Bermudian ketch owned by Peter Harrison (GBR). Familiar in
Caribbean waters, Sojana excelled at the St. Barth Bucket (2007) as well as the
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta (2008, 2007). For NOR: www.yccs.it
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SPICE RACE
Launched this summer,
the new flagship Sunsail
44i charter yacht
In August, Sunsail announced its
new flagship monohull charter
yacht, the Sunsail 44i designed
by Philippe Briand and built by
Jeanneau. The builder’s Prisma
Process injection molding results
in a 90% reduction in harmful
emissions. (See article this issue on
green trends in chartering.)
The 44i is available in a three
cabin three head layout, or a four cabin two head version with additional
convertible forward bunks, and can be booked now for charter this winter in
the British Virgin Islands, St. Martin, Guadeloupe, Martinique and St Vincent &
the Grenadines. www.sunsail.com/yachts.
(Caribbean News continued on page 22)
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Sunsail
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UK sailing women are auditioning
on Concise to become “Spice Girls”
and join November’s transatlantic
race to Grenada
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CARIBBEAN NEWS
(Caribbean News continued from page 18)
ANGUILLA, BW I
Yacht Haven Grande
Opening 2009
ST. LUCIA, WI
Rodney Bay Marina
ST. MAAR TEN, NA
Portofino Marina
Simpson Bay Marina
The Yacht Club at Isle de Sol
ST. THOMAS, USVI
American Yacht Harbor
Yacht Haven Grande
TORTOLA, BVI
Village Cay Marina
TURKS & CAICOS, BWI
Turks & Caicos Yacht Club
VIRGIN GORDA, BVI
Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour
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MarSIS Project Cancelled After Boating Accident
A planned August Caribbean marine research project in the Grenadine Islands
was cancelled following a speedboat accident in Bequia on the fourth day.
Injured team members were hospitalized and one was flown back to the United
States for surgery. Participants had hoped to develop a first-of-its-kind underwater
geographical and ecosystems map of this part of the Caribbean through
their Marine Resource and Space-use Information System (MarSIS) project.
Collaborators on the project included the governments of St. Vincent & the
Grenadines and Grenada, “The Sustainable Grenadines Project” and the University
of the West Indies, Barbados. Support for the research cruise was provided by The
Moorings, The Mustique Company and The Tobago Cays Marine Park.
SAVE THE DATES
TRISKELL CUP, NOVEMBER 8, 9, 10
Jean-Michel Marziou, President of the Triskell Organization has
announced the Eighth Triskell Cup dates for Guadeloupe. For
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This year’s Triskell Cup
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CARIBBEAN NEWS
(Caribbean News continued from page 20)
SMMTA Calls For Action
The war of words between the Simpson Bay Lagoon Authority (SLAC) and
the St. Maarten Marine Trades Association (SMMTA) intensified with the latter’s
publication on August 27 of a full page advertisement in the island’s Daily Herald
newspaper attacking the effects of the ad hoc implementation by the SLAC of
harbour and bridge fees dating back to January 1st, 2008. “We believe that St.
Maarten now faces a crisis,” stated the SMMTA, pointing to a 30% drop in bookings
for marinas for the coming season and lamenting the lack of consultation with
the marine stakeholders over the implementation of a 300% increase in fees. “This
has left many in the yachting industry feeling both understandably bitter and
betrayed,” the text concluded, especially after “nine years of strong growth and
investment in the island.” The mood in the industry was not improved by the
publication of figures from the SLAC trumpeting a year on year increase in yachts
transiting the bridge between January and July – up to 8,504 from 8,445 the year
before. Not only does the total include day charter craft, but also ignores the
eventual destination of transiting yachts, which is increasingly the French Side.
The SMMTA is calling for urgent action to remedy the damage already inflicted on
the local marine industry by the fees. Reported by Nick Marshall
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David Leighton (right)
hands over a cheque for
one million dollars to
Dr. George Laquis, raised
by the TTSA’s April Cancer
Benefit Regatta
Caribbean Sailing Association
Trinidad & Tobago
In a recent CSA newsletter, President Cary Byerley reported on the experiences
of Rhone Findlay of St. Maarten who competed against a record entry of
450 boats in the British National Optimist Championships. Congratulations,
Rhone, on winning the Volvo Eco Challenge Logo art competition, which will
be used by Volvo in their worldwide sailing-related publicity!
The newsletter also included a report by Alfred Koolen on CSA’s expansion
in Venezuela and the ABC islands. In addition to Bonaire (see report this issue),
Curacao will use the CSA Rule in their Heineken Regatta this November. And
at the invitation of Mr. Thomas Pollehne from Venezuela, a former Sunfish
world champion, Koolen travelled to Caracas and measured seven boats in
the Puerto Azul Yacht Club.
The Trinidad and Tobago Sailing Association continues to join the battle
against cancer as its President David Leighton handed over a cheque for
one million dollars to the Trinidad and Tobago Cancer Society in Port of
Spain in July. Over five million dollars have been raised by the association
since their Annual International Cancer Benefit Regatta was launched
in 2000. April’s event featured four racing classes as favourable weather
conditions and enthusiastic sailors took to the waters off TTSA’s Headquarters
in Chaguaramas.
Since 2004, the Sailing Association has donated a state-of-the-art
Colposcopy Unit, a Mobile Mammography Unit and a High Resolution
Ultrasound Unit. The funds this year will be used to maintain Vitas House,
a Hospice which will provide 15 terminally ill cancer patients with palliative
care when its doors open this year. In 2007, funds were used to renovate
Vitas House which was donated to the Cancer Society by the Government of
Trinidad and Tobago.
British Virgin Islands
Club Manager Emma Paull at the Royal BVIYC reports that the sailing
programme is getting bigger and the club will have a new instructor arriving
from the UK. “Will is a RYA Senior Instructor and Powerboat Instructor,” wrote
Paull, who was looking in August for a club member willing to donate air
miles for Will’s flight.
Cuba
José Miguel Díaz Escrich, Commodore of Hemingway International Yacht Club
of Cuba, and Dr. Maria E. Ibarra, Director of the Marine Research Centre of the
University of Havana, recently signed a cooperation agreement through which
the club will contribute to increase knowledge about marine flora and fauna.
Cooperation on the Club’s side involves research on highly migratory
species that come to Cuban waters, such as sharks, marlins, turtles, marine
mammals and other pelagic animals. Club members will allow their boats and
crews to be used for scientific research purposes carried out by the Marine
Research Centre and scientists from foreign institutions that cooperate with
this centre. As representative of the International Game Fish Association
(IGFA) in Havana, Commodore Escrich introduced in Cuba the tag and release
method in 1998.
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St. Maarten
Thirty Five avid sailors on seven boats raced the Sint Maarten Yacht Club’s
Statia/Nevis Offshore Regatta the last weekend in July. The race started in
Simpson Bay on Friday morning and finished for the day in Statia after an
average of five hours of sailing. During the organized buffet and entertainment
at the Old Gin House, old friends met up again after the long break in regular
offshore regattas. Only the young sailors had energy for Statia’s Jouvert
Jump-up in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The race was on again to Nevis Saturday morning. The average time for
this leg of the regatta was 4½ hours, and the festivities were held at Oualie
Beach Resort. With an early start on Sunday morning, the fleet made their
way back to St. Maarten. This final leg covering over 60 nautical miles took
the boats an average of 8½ hours to complete. Prize Giving was held at the
Yacht Club at 6:30pm. Panic Attack aced first place in the Racing class, with
Kick ‘em Jenny second and Too Rhum Punch in third. Cruising class was won
by Presidente Pretty Woman, followed by Antares, Bakahiria and Caribella.
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ANTIGUA
SATURDAYS
All Comers Race
Jolly Harbour Yacht Club
www.jollyharbouryachtclub.com
BONAIRE
10/18-20
Trafalgar Race
Sailing | rbviyc.com
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10/24-26
11th Annual Foxy’s Cat Fight
Sailing | weyc.net
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10/25-11/1
Women on the Water Week
Sailing | beyc.com
[email protected]
10/5-11
41st Bonaire International
Sailing Regatta | Sailing
www.bonaireregatta.org
BRITISH VIRGIN
ISLANDS
11/1-2
BVI Schools Regatta
Sailing | rbviyc.com
[email protected]
11/8-9
North Sound and Back Race
Sailing | rbviyc.com
[email protected]
10/11
Willy T Virgins Cup Race
Sailing | rbviyc.com
[email protected]
10/17-18
2008 Open Challenge
Youth Sailing | [email protected]
11/15-16
Nanny Cay IC24 Nations Cup
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11/22
Pussers Round Tortola Race
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11/8-11
Carriacou Sailing Series | Sailing
GUADELOUPE
11/8-10
8th Triskell Cup
Sailing | triskellcup.com
[email protected]
ST. EUSTATUIS
11/10-14
Golden Rock Regatta 2008
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ST. LUCIA
11/7-9
St. Lucia BMW J24 Invitational
Sailing | stluciayachtclub.com
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ST. MAARTEN
10/18
St. Maarten Optimist Championship
Sailing | smyc.com
11/1-2
Budget Marine Women’s Caribbean One
Design Keelboat Championship
Sailing | smyc.com
11/28-30
Course de L’Alliance
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U.S. VIRGIN
ISLANDS
11/8-9
St. Thomas Radiology Women’s Regatta
Sailing | styc.net
[email protected]
11/10-12
VICL Fall Charter Yacht Show
Boat Show | vicl.org
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27th Annual BVI Charter Yacht Show
Boat Show | bvicrewedyachts.com
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10/4-5
Pete Sheals Match Racing
Sailing | rbviyc.com
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CARRIACOU
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12/10-13
Superyacht Cup Antigua
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FISHING
TOURNAMENTS
10/4-11
45th Annual Port Antonio
International Marlin Tournament
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FISHING
RUM BUM WINS TOP BOAT AT
USVI OPEN/ATLANTIC BLUE
MARLIN TOURNAMENT
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
P H OTO S B Y D E A N B A R N E S
A Full moon shines over the fleet at the USVI Open
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There was no doubt about which boat won the 36th annual USVI Open/Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament
(ABMT), for an ever-growing crowd of captains, crews, anglers and spectators spontaneously burst into
hand-claps and high-fives when Luis Bacardi’s 58’ Bertram, Rum Bum, backed into its slip on A-dock at
St. Thomas’ American Yacht Harbor. The two flags flying on the outriggers were what cinched the deal,
leading the Florida-based boat to be the first – and only boat of the tournament – to release 10 blue
marlin over four days of fishing, August 14 to 17.
“It was great fishing,” says Luis Bacardi, who made five of the releases and finished Second Top Angler,
while his wife Jennifer made the other five and ended Third Top Angler and Top Female Angler.
Rum Bum mate, David ‘Pompano’ Wimberly, tells of the excitement and tension during the last day’s
fishing. “We tried not to listen to the radio and to what the other boats were catching. Our game plan was
to just keep running with the ball and score as many touchdowns as we could. After all, this tournament
is known as the Super Bowl of sports fishing. It’s incredible, and trust me, not that easy at all to win.”
It was an exciting and exhausting week of fishing for the 29-boat fleet, with crews and anglers
hailing from the U.S. mainland and Caribbean. What would become tropical storm Fay caused a change
in lay days as the fleet decided to stay in port while the worst of the rain blew through. Meanwhile,
fishing days were up to 12 hours long for much of the fleet that chose to fish off the far east British Virgin
Island of Anegada, a good hour or more run from St. Thomas for most boats.
But the marlin bite was on and the fleet tallied 124 releases by the time lines were out the last day.
That’s no small feat when you talk about fish the size, strength and spirit of blue marlin.
“All of our catches were in the 350 to 600 pound-plus range, big fish,” says Rum Bum’s Wimberly.
In other awards, Jose Valdes, Jr.’s Mojito earned Second Top Boat, while George Lorton’s Therapy rounded
out Third Top Boat. Both boats released nine blue marlin apiece, but Mojito was the first to reach this total.
Richard Rice, from Sedan, Kansas, fishing aboard the April Michelle, earned Top
Angler with six blue marlin releases. Rice pockets $10,000 cash and picked up
priceless bragging rights.
The ABMT is the third and final tournament in the 4th annual Bermuda
Triangle Series, an event with legs in June in the Bahamas and July in Bermuda.
Team Rum Bum earned Top Team of the 2008 series and Luis Bacardi Top Series
Angler. Bacardi wins a gold hook-shaped pendant inset with a diamond.
The ABMT is also the fourth of the 2nd annual five-leg Spanish Main Series,
which sees anglers fish in hot spots such as Venezuela, the Dominican Republic,
the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Florida angler Tom
Green, fishing from aboard the 73-foot Donzi Somoya, was Top Series Angler for
the St. Thomas leg. Green pockets a black coral-encased gold doubloon inset
with an emerald created by the late Bernard Passman. The SMS concluded with
the Boqueron Open, September 13-14, in Boqueron, Puerto Rico.
The ABMT benefits the Virgin Islands Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
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INNOVATIVE WIRELESS
HANDLINE TOURNAMENT
Some 60 kids from tots to teens fished in the
Innovative Wireless Handline Tournament, held
August 17 along the docks at American Yacht
Harbor, in St. Thomas. The tournament is always
held as an event held in conjunction with
the USVI Open/ABMT, also known as the Boy
Scout Tournament.
“It’s a great event and the kids had a lot
of fun,” says Nathan Clark, the Virgin Islands’
Council of the Boy Scouts of America senior
district executive.
The beauty of this event is that
complimentary handlines and bait, as well as
T-shirts, pizza and cold drinks, are provided to all
the young anglers. Staff from the Department
of Planning & Natural Resources Fish & Wildlife
office is on hand to weigh in the catch.
St. Thomas’ Nicholas Gartner loves to fish,
but thought he was going to get skunked
– until the last minute, that is. “I caught two
little snapper. That’s all. I knew that wasn’t
much,” says 12 year-old Gartner. “Then I heard
them make the call that there was only five
minutes left. I went over by the corner of the
dock and saw an eel. He ate my bait as soon
as I put it down in the water to him. That’s the
big fish that gave me the win.”
In other results, Katherine Phelan and
Darren Williams finished in second and
third place to Gartner in the Age 11 & Older
category. Meanwhile, Greg De’Silva won the
Age 10 & Under category, a remarkable feat for
a four year-old. Seven year-old Mark Kuslanski
and eight year-old Michela Phelan, ended
second and third. Finally, Greg De’Silva caught
the Biggest Fish – a seven pound-plus blow
fish. Shekima Wheatley won the Smallest Fish
prize for her four-inch catch. Devante King
hauled in the Most Fish, 16 total.
Rum Bum victors: (L to R): Baxter Still,
Capt. Dave Withers, Jennifer Bacardi,
Luis Bacardi, David ‘Pompano’ Wimberly,
David Heine
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FISHING
Pink Lady Top Boat,
Alzamora Top Angler
at 55th Annual International
Billfish Tournament
A
lberto ‘Pipo’ Gual’s Pink Lady won Top
Boat at the 55th edition of the Club
Náutico de San Juan International
Billfish Tournament, held August 11 to
17, with the release of four blue marlin. The big
news is that Team Pink Lady defended its title for
the second year in a row.
“This is one of the few times that a boat has
won twice in a row the International Tournament.
They did their best,” says Gonzolo Miguel Ferrer,
tournament chairman,” referring to the historic win.
Meanwhile, Amirita, owned by Ecuadorian
Pepe Anton, finished as Second Top Boat, also
with four blue marlin releases. While both Amirita
and Pink Lady had the same number of points, Pink
Lady arrived at their total first to lead.
Following in the best boat category, Little Elo,
owned by Joe Ramirez Alzamora, finished third
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The Pink Lady Team
with three released reeled in by his brother Rene;
fourth was the Tatiway, owned by Osvaldo de Leon;
and fifth was Evemar, belonging to Herbert Soto.
In the angler category, Rene Ramírez Alzamora
remained in first place from early on in the
competition, followed by Gual, the Ecquardian
Anton, U.S. mainlander Robert Browning, and
Puerto Rican Rafael Delgado. In the visiting angler
category, the winners were Pepe Anton from
Ecuador, followed by Roberto Browning and Tony
Carrizosa, both from the U.S., who took second
and third place, respectively.
The top female angler was María Perez, a
resident of Vega Alta, Puerto Rico, who has been
fishing for five years. She released two blue marlin
from aboard the boat Doña Lucy.
In team competition,Team USA 2 with Browning,
Carrizosa and Bob Hickson won, followed by San
Juan Club Nautico 06 with Gual, Gustavo Hermida
and Raymond Garffer. In third place, from Ecuador,
was Pepe Anton, Jose Cucalon and Francesco
Zunino. Team USA 2 won an entree
into the IGFA Tournament to be held at Cabo
San Lucas in May 2009 and airline tickets to Costa
Rica, courtesy of COPA Airlines.
In the interclub division, the winners were
San Juan Bay Marina 02 (Claudia Ferrer, Luis Pérez
González and Luis Umpierre), followed by CNSJ
07 with Mike Benítez, Eugenio Belaval and Ralph
Christiansen, Jr., and Cangrejos 03 with Ricky and
Frankie Jaén and Manuel Suárez.
“We worked hard but it was an excellent
tournament with wide support from international
anglers,” Ferrer says.
A total of 199 anglers from 12 countries fished
on 51 boats and released a total of 63 blue marlin.
PHOTO BY MARK SMESTAD
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
FISHING
Beautiful Montserrat has ideal sport fishing conditions
PHOTO COURTESY OF MONTSERRAT TOURIST BOARD
MONTSERRAT HOSTS
14th Annual Fishing Tournament
A
nglers from around the world are
invited to compete in the island’s
biggest fishing event of the year, the
14th Annual Open Fishing Tournament
to be held on October 25, 2008 at Little
Bay. Hosted by The Montserrat Fisherman’s
Cooperative and the Montserrat Tourist Board,
the event provides an opportunity for avid game
fishermen, regardless of skill, to win numerous
prizes and bonuses.
Little Bay’s ideal sport-fishing conditions offer enthusiasts some of the finest
fishing in the world. Largely due to the volcanic eruptions that devastated
portions of Montserrat nearly 15 years ago, the destination’s pristine waters
remain abundant with underwater life. The island also features a variety of
offshore game fish that include Marlin, Tuna and Kingfish.
“It is our hope that Montserrat gains recognition as a destination for
competitive sport fishing,” said Director of Tourism Ernestine Cassell. “Anglers
will find Montserrat’s annual tournament to be a challenging yet thrilling and
rewarding experience.”
Prizes for the best catch will be given in four categories including Kingfish,
Wahoo, Tuna and Mahi Mahi. The Champion Boat prize goes to the heaviest
catch and special bonus prizes are offered for anyone breaking the existing
records. Past record catches include a 71 lb. Wahoo (2003), a 302 lb. Marlin
(1995), a 51 lb. Dolphin (1990) and a 51 lb. King and 78 lb. Tuna (1989). To
be eligible to participate in the tournament each contestant must have a
completed entry form with a paid registration fee of $125EC (approximately
$46 USD) per each person on the boat. All boats will depart from Port Little
Bay at 4 a.m. and must return by 3:30 p.m. for the weigh-in.
Visitors attending the event will have the option to stay at the Tropical
Mansion Suites conveniently located on the north end of the island close
to Little Bay. The hotel is currently offering accommodations at a special
nightly rate of $90 USD for single occupancy and $120 USD for double
occupancy including all applicable taxes. For reservation information visit
www.tropicalmansion.com or call 664-491-8767.
For information regarding the 2008 Open Fishing Tournament or registration
details, contact the Montserrat Tourist Board by phone at 664-491-2230/8730
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TIPS & TRICKS
DIGITAL SELECTIVE
CALLING (DSC)
B Y D AV E C O O P E R
BOATERS HAVE
A SAFETY TOOL
ABOARD WHICH IS
OFTEN OVERLOOKED
AND CAN ENHANCE
THEIR COMFORT
ZONE ON A BAD DAY
AT SEA. IT LIVES
UNDER THAT LITTLE
RED DOOR ON
THE VHF CALLED
“DISTRESS.”
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Since 2000, all fixed mount VHF radios sold
have been required to have DSC emergency
functions. Early DSC VHFs had single receivers
which scanned between listening on channel 70
and the set station. This meant a signal could be
missed even if for a short period. The newer units,
Class D, have two receivers with one dedicated
for the DSC function – so one receiver is always
tuned to CH 70.
If you have this feature built into your VHF, the
first thing is you need to do is to make it specific to
your boat. This means you need an MMSI, Mobile
Maritime Service Identity number issued by the
national authority in the country where your vessel
is registered. In the US this is the FCC. A quirk in
the US system is that if you get your MMSI from
BoatUS or similar agencies it is not registered in the
International Database. Only those numbers issued
by the FCC are in the International data base.
You can go online at http://www.itu.int/
cgi-bin/htsh/mars/ship_search.sh and see if your
MMSI number is there. If not, you need to take steps
to correct this if you operate outside US waters. An
MMSI that is not registered in the International
database will delay an emergency response when
the number is received at a SAR center. In other
words if you need help it will be delayed – not the
best situation if you are sinking, etc.
Once you have the MMSI get your VHF manual
which has instructions on how to program the
DSC function. It will ask for the number and your
boat name. Another often overlooked instruction
is that the VHF needs a position input. Normally,
the NMEA output of a GPS incorporating your
position into its messages, without a position
distress message, is useless.
Your VHF is now ready to transmit an
emergency message to all vessels within VHF
range. This message, at a minimum, will give
your MMSI number, the vessel’s name and its
location – this is a distress message. It will then
switch automatically to channel 16 to monitor
any replies to your call – from there it is handled
like any other distress situation. Your VHF has
now set an alarm off in EVERY DSC-equipped VHF
within range, typically a 15-25 mile circle of your
vessel. This alarm signal is annoying, loud, and
overrides the volume setting on receivers and
it is sure to get attention – whereas a May-Day
broadcast on 16 may not. The listening station
may not be on 16, may have the squelch set
too high, the volume turned down or no one is
listening – the DSC feature cuts thru these issues
and gets attention.
Newer VHFs have additional DSC features for
the Distress Message – a menu of messages can
also be sent, along with the distress signal, to alert
the responder as to the type of distress – making it
an even more valuable tool as the responder can
evaluate its nature and take action even if there is
no additional voice communication. Perhaps the
sender is too busy to work a voice connection or
the nature of the distress has progressed beyond
their ability to function. Whatever the reason,
the message has been sent & received and the
name of the vessel, location and nature of the
distress are stored in the memory of the receiver’s
VHF; however, as with any distress it is better to
establish voice communication guaranteeing the
responders can be coordinated.
Ships are no longer required to maintain
a listening watch on Channel 16 – many do,
but in the future DSC will be the only way to
contact them, and a call to all ships or to their
specific MMSI number is required. New systems
are becoming a must for cruising safety and
general communication.
Dave Cooper spent over 20 years designing & marketing
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Caribbean in the mid 70s where he ran seasonal private
charters throughout the islands for a decade, then
worked in the yachting industry in the BVI until 2006. He
retired on his classic trawler Swan Song and cruises the
southern Caribbean.
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TIPS & TRICKS
BY ROGER MARSHALL
Have You Ever
Wanted to Build
Your Own
PART II:
?
MAKING A WISH LIST
Before you embark on a building project, start making sketches and
notes—when you are out on your own boat or when you are at
a boat show looking. When you find something that you like make
a note of it, or when you see something that irks you, figure out
how you would improve it.
For example, if the top of the cockpit coaming hits you right in the small of the back when
you lean back in the seat, you might make the coaming higher, add a cushioned back rest, or
make the seat lower on a new boat. Write it down and bring it to the designer’s attention when
you develop a new design or use your own skills to adapt the plans to your requirements.
Walking around a boat show, carry a digital camera and a small tape recorder to make
quick and instant records of interesting features. Collect brochures of boats of the size
you are interested in, and analyze the features and gear supplied. By developing a solid
analysis you will be able to decide whether a production boat will fill your needs
instead of building it yourself.
How Will You Use It?
Prioritize
Write down how you plan on sailing your new self-built boat. Do you race
a dinghy on weekends? If so, will your new boat be competitive when it is
finished? Do you sail only from one port to another?If you plan on continuing
this style of sailing, what will your new boat offer that you don’t already have?
Do you routinely fish twenty miles offshore? If so will your new boat allow
you to explore new fishing grounds? Will it be safer or easier to fish from? Do
you intend sailing around the world? If so, will that dream hold for the five
years that it will take to build your dream boat?
Unless you intend to change your sailing style radically, a new boat
should be configured to reflect what you have done in the past. Most people
are comfortable with the type of sailing they enjoy and don’t want to change
it too far from what they love.
By making a wish list you can prioritize the equipment that you install on
the boat. For example, if you are going to build a new racing dinghy, look
at how every piece of gear is used and see if you can eliminate it, make
one piece do the job of two or design a new piece of gear that is lighter
and stronger.
If you plan on building a small cruising boat, figure out what you are
going to install and what can be eliminated. For example, living on a 24
footer (about 7.5 m) is more akin to camping out than it is to a hotel room.
So ask yourself what makes your camping more enjoyable. Is it higher
headroom, having a flush head going to a holding tank, having a two burner
stove? If yes, you might want to look at more conventional hull shape instead
of a flat bottomed racing style hull shape.
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Use the same techniques when determining how a larger boat should be
equipped. For example, if you want a cabin with a double bunk and head for
yourself, two staterooms each with a private head for your children, a place
to work and another cabin for visiting Aunt Polly, you will either have to make
some compromises or build a 60-foot boat.
Continue prioritizing with a list of gear. For example, if you feel you
really must have a large freezer/refrigerator in the galley, give it a one. If you
can compromise on the size, give it a two. If the freezer is not particularly
important, make it an icebox and give it a three. When this list is done you
will have a good idea of the equipment you’ll really need and a basis for the
list of specifications that either you or a designer uses. It can also be used to
get an idea of the overall displacement of the boat.
Determine Your Hull Material
The selection of a hull affects many of the other decisions that need to be
made in the design. For example, suppose you decide that steel is the only
material for your purposes. It is relatively inexpensive, it can easily be welded,
and it can be repaired anywhere in the world.
But steel boats tend to be heavy, so the sail plan will be larger, the rig
taller, and the engine larger, which means that the fuel tanks will need to be
larger, so your savings in material costs almost disappear.
By comparison, a composite boat with more expensive hull materials will
be as strong as steel, but much lighter, meaning that the sail plan, rig, engine,
and tankage will be smaller and less expensive and fuel and new sails will be
less expensive over the life of the boat. Plus it will sail faster and will usually
get you into harbor before bad weather strikes.
Is Semi-Custom an Option?
Understanding how boats are built might save you time and money. A
production boat is produced from production tooling and is virtually
identical to every other boat in the line. Options are available to customize a
boat, but the basic hull and interior layout is the same on every vessel.
In contrast, a custom design is one that is designed specifically for a client.
The client pays for the design, and the tooling (if any), and usually buys the
rights to one-time use of the plans, unless a production arrangement is
entered into.
Both options require forking over a large sum of money right at the
beginning. Most amateurs want to build their own boat because they can
do the work themselves and because they can get exactly the boat that
they want.
However, there is another path, semi-custom building: buy a hull and
deck from a production builder and fit out the interior yourself. You can often
obtain a semi-custom boat in several stages of completion. The most basic
method is to buy a hull and deck only. An amateur builder will have to build
the interior, fit the keel and rudder, install the deck and bolt it into place, and
do everything else to make the boat float.
An easier stage might be to have the major bulkheads installed where
you want them located, the hull and deck fitted together, the engine, keel,
and rudder fitted, leaving the plumbing, wiring, and interior furniture for you
to finish. For a person who does not have a lot of time or skill this method
provides a viable option and generally cuts the cost by about 20 to 30%.
Building your own boat, then, requires a commitment of time, materials,
and effort, but the end result is often a beautiful boat, be it sail or power,
that saved the owner significant amounts of money. Eventually it will be
finished…and your family and friends will still love you when the project is
over and you emerge from your hermitage (also known as the boat shed) at
the end of it.
Roger Marshall is the North American Editor for the Yacht Report, former Technical Editor
for Soundings, and a Director and past President of Boating Writers International.
OCTOBER 2008 ALLATSEA.NET
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CARIBBEAN RACING CIRCUIT
NEW SERIES: REGATTAS BEHIND THE SCENES
RACE ORGANIZERS MEET THIS MONTH
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
<< Without a regatta committee, there is
no food ready for hungry racing sailors
BOB GOODIER
from the entry fees, but in actuality, these
represent no more than 40 percent to 50
percent of the funds needed. Sponsors
make and often control certain aspects
of the regatta.”
San Martin continues, “Also last year,
there was discussion about the CSA
versus IRC rating rule. Class allocation
and rating assignments, registration and
timely race results are always a challenge
for everyone.”
I
October is the ideal kick-off for this column as the Caribbean Sailing
Association’s (CSA) 5th annual Race Organizer’s Conference (ROC) takes
place October 24-25 and sets the tenor for the 2008-09 season to come.
The purpose of the ROC, says Cary Byerley, CSA president, “is to bring
together representatives from all the Caribbean regattas to exchange ideas,
knowledge, joint marketing thoughts and network.
“Meetings such as this have ended the ‘my regatta is better than yours’
mentality, says Byerley. “Organizers have grown to become partners in
regatta orchestration and have come to realize the importance of working
together to make beneficial changes in all regattas, therefore helping the
whole Caribbean region.”
Topics for discussion can be just about anything. Julie San Martin, director
of the St. Croix International Regatta, explains, “Last year, for example, we
spent a lot of time on marketing and sponsor ‘management’. No marketing,
no sponsors, no regattas. In theory, a regatta should be able to be put on
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Cary Byerly presents an award
at the 2008 Anguilla Regatta
“There’s also the difficulty of getting an appropriate volunteer race
committee and work boats out on the course,” San Martin adds. “It appears
that all the islands have the same issues of aging out and low volunteerism.
We have started going to each other’s regattas and working as race
committee, sometimes for room and board, sometimes on our own ticket.”
Race organization, says Peter Bailee, who chaired Tobago Race Week last
year, “requires a lot of preparation to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience
for all, both on and off shore. Lots of boats, people, communications, people
on standby in event of a crisis, entertainment, and most importantly getting
sponsors aboard.”
Planning is key, says Judy Petz, director of the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing
Festival and CSA vice president-north. “The major difference among regattas
PENNY LEGG
magine a regatta with no marker buoys outlining a course, no starting
gun to launch the fleet, no judges to settle protests and no rum-andreggae parties kicking up on shore. Yes, sailors are the stars of these
hot yachting events, but it takes an all-star supporting cast of talented
folks working behind the scenes to not only put on a regatta, but also do
it well. Over the next several months, All At Sea will dedicate a column to
regatta organization and its players.
CHRIS GOODIER
Julie San Martin (right)
awards a sailor’s weight in
Cruzan Rum at the St. Croix
International Regatta
is scale. It takes all of the same elements, from advertising, race officers, food,
entertainment, committee boats, sponsors, awards, volunteers and then of
course getting sailors to come and race. The BVI has a full year document of
all the areas and tasks to cover. Larger events have full time managers.”
The major players, says the CSA’s Byerley, “are the ones that put the regatta
together in the correct way. If you do not have the ground work in place then it
is very hard for the visiting officials to do their work to the best that they can.”
The regatta director, adds St. Croix’s San Martin, “operates as a dictator
with a highly competent committee. Next up is the sponsor and marketing
manager. This job falls to the director in the smaller regattas, but seems
to be developing as a distinct position for many regattas. Then, there’s the
International Judges and PRO - Primary Race Officer. In recent years we’ve
seen a new style that calls for different racing circles, each with its own
PRO. We run three in St. Croix, as does Culebra, St. Thomas and the BVI,
for example.”
San Martin adds, “The reason we all use visiting officials is to expand our
knowledge. By bringing in the guys who are working the events in the US,
we have the opportunity to stay current—and to learn and improve!”
Organizing a regatta in the Caribbean has its own unique challenges.
One of the biggest, San Martin says, is “the lack of fleets. Because of our small
size, we don’t have large one-design classes. Instead, we have an odd mixture
of boats that the organizers handicap so they can race each other.”
Another challenge, says San Martin, is “last minute registration. This is
a problem for all the Caribbean regattas. In the U.S., registration is usually
cut off about two weeks before a big event. In the Caribbean, we only
have about 40 percent of our competitors identified two weeks ahead
of time.”
Of course, the region’s biggest advantage also presents its own challenge.
The BVI’s Petz says, “The Caribbean has the most beautiful and perfect sailing
water in the world. Our largest challenge is letting people know about the
events. To achieve a laid-back atmosphere with high tech and professional
standards is essential to have sailors spread the word and return.”
OCTOBER 2008 ALLATSEA.NET
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JUNIOR SAILING RACING CIRCUIT
DanTae Hodge
competed at the
2008 Scotiabank
International
Optimist Regatta
PROFILE:
BVI’ D T H
THE
S
ON AE
ODGE
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
The British Virgin Islands’ DonTae Hodge
was a bit skeptical when his mother talked him into to trying a sailing class. But today, the
accomplished junior sailor is glad she did.
“It was about four years ago when I took a basic KATS (Kids and the Sea) class,” says DonTae.
“I loved it and have never turned my back on sailing since.”
The Hodges, he says, “grew up around the water, but we never really had an interest in
sailboats. It was powerboats my family loved. But, I’ve come around and changed this and
maybe even changed this for the next generation of my family.”
What made this 15-year-old stick with sailing was the thrill of being able to control the
boat all by himself and by using only Mother Nature. “When I started, I was amazed. Sailing
gave me such a rush that from that point I always needed to be on the water.”
Today, DonTae’s adrenalin rush comes through competition.
“I like both racing and cruising. They’re very similar in some ways, yet very different in others,”
he explains. “When you race in a regatta, you have a lot of fun. But when you touch that water you
don’t have friends until you’re back on land. You have to be zoned in and you have to be serious
or else your coach will be on your case forever. With cruising it’s always a fun environment. It’s less
stressed, but it’s also still a learning environment that can help you with racing.”
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DEAN BARNES
junior sailor
DonTae started sailing Optimist dinghies. His first major
regatta was the 2006 Scotiabank International Optimist
Regatta in St. Thomas. “This regatta was very hard for me
because I was relatively new to the Optimist. I didn’t know
that much about the boat and I was sailing against sailors
that had years of training while I had only been sailing for two
years. This regatta pushed me to train harder. It also made me
prove to everyone that the years of experience these other
good sailors had wasn’t everything because I was able to
learn what they had too and get right up there with them.”
Over the past two years, and beyond both U.S. and British
Virgin Islands, DonTae has traveled to sail in Puerto Rico,
Mexico and Curacao.
“Travel to Mexico (2007 Optimist North American
Championships) was my favorite,” he says. “The people were
nice, the hotel was nice, conditions were nice and all these
make it a trip I will never forget.”
Windy weather made conditions challenging at the 2008
Optimist North American Championships in Curacao, says
DonTae. “All the experiences helped me to recognize that it’s
not just about performing well at home, but also going out
in the world and performing with the best of the best.”
In addition to Optimist, DonTae’ has sailed Hobie Cats, large
cruising yachts, lasers, 420s and IC24s. It was aboard an IC24
that he enjoyed one of his biggest sailing highlights to date.
“Last year, for the Bitter End Pro Am Regatta, the BVI Youth
IC24 team was invited to participate and race against the
pros,” he says. “Our team was made up of Alec Anderson, Elsa
Myers, James Woods, Sam Woods, our coach Chris Watters
and myself.” The first day’s racecourse traced from North
Sound (Virgin Gorda) to The Baths and back.
“On the first beat of the first leg, we were in the top three
positions, beating most of the pros including Peter Holmberg,”
DonTae relates. “That was until he showed off his pro skills and
pulled a jibe close to the rocks while everyone was going deep
around the rocks. He cut off the whole fleet and the first leg
was his. We ended up in fourth, but the day wasn’t over yet.”
Lunch at the Baths prefaced a team meeting Watters called
with the kids to work out the kinks.
“We started the second leg like pros and won the start,”
DonTae says. “Ben Ainslie and Peter Holmberg didn’t do their
best on this leg, so they were pushed back. We finished
in second, and when points were tallied, we finished first
overall. This felt great. The pros saw our talent and we were
noticed. After that, we all felt we could easily get in contact
with some of the best sailors in the world because we proved
ourselves and didn’t give up.”
DonTae ages out of Optimist this year. “The next step for
me is the Laser,” he says. “I love this boat because of its speed
and shape.”
When DonTae isn’t sailing, he takes piano lessons, plays
basketball, cruises on his low-rider bike, and studies in his
junior year of high school.
In the future, though, he aspires to compete in the
Olympics and perhaps become a professional sailor. His
advice to younger sailors who may want to follow in his wake
is this: “When you first start sailing, it doesn’t have to be about
completion. Have fun with it. Don’t worry about the kids that
have more sailing experience and are sailing better than you.
Just do your best and your time will come.”
PATRICK DE BY
JUNIOR SAILING RACING CIRCUIT
THE SPLASH IS A SINGLE-HANDED DINGHY
POPULAR IN THE NETHERLANDS, CURACAO,
NEW ZEALAND AND BELGIUM, AND IS TYPICALLY
SAILED BY YOUNG PEOPLE BETWEEN THE AGES
OF 14 AND 18.
Curacao’s Philipine van Aanholt
WINS GIRLS TITLE at World
Splash Championship 2008
Curacao’s Philipine van
Aanholt (center) holds
her trophy at July’s Splash
World Championships
“Since November, Martin Jenkins, two times Optimist World Champion,
has been training the Optimist and the Splash group. Training at home
is sometimes difficult being the only girl in the top team and it is hard to
measure what my level really is’,” van Aanholt said.
What’s next for the new champion? “Next year, I would like to participate
again in the ISAF Youth Worlds in Brasil and the Splash Worlds,” she says. “I
would like to get more training and racing experience in the Laser Radial. I
will need to be even fitter than I am now. I will focus on those things,” said
van Aanholt.
“At home in Curaçao I will race and train in Splash and train in Laser Radial.
Internationally I will race both classes. After winning this title I know, I will
continue training with even more energy.”
For complete results: www.splashworlds.org.
Event information from Tavira, Portugal courtesy of Marjolein van Aanholt
S
ixteen year old Philipine van Aanholt from Curacao was the top girl
racing at the World Championships sailed out of Tavira, Portugal
in late July. Ben Lutze from New Zealand took the overall World
Championship title for the gold fleet.
Thirteen races with all kinds of wind were completed in the five day event
which attracted 100 Splash sailors from seven countries. After two days of racing
in light winds, Philipine took the female lead and never gave it away—but the
title was not a sure thing. Her biggest rivals, Keziah Deverell from New Zealand
and Maité Demeester from Belgium, were right in her trail all the time. Initially
lightweight, Keziah seemed to be the toughest contender beside Philipine, but
when the wind started picking up during the event, Maité was closing the gap.
After the finish of the last race it was still not clear who would be the
World Champion. At the start of the two last races, the committee signalled
OCS and it could consider both Philipine and Maité. Eventually, Philipine
was only once OCS while Maité was over early twice. Keziah was without a
chance to beat Philipine with the stronger winds, but still finished second
overall. Maité Demeester had equal points as New Zealand’s Laura Ann
Hemingway, but the tie-breaker was in her favor.
‘Wow, amazing and also a big relief,” was Philipine van Aanholt’s first
reaction after winning. “All year I have trained so hard to be at my best at
these Worlds and then having such a nerve-breaking last day. In the end
everything turned out well, I am so excited,” she said.
When asked how long she had been sailing the Splash, Philipine said,
“I stopped sailing Optimists after the OPTINAM in 2006 in Puerto Rico. I
outgrew the Optimist, before I aged out, and the fact that my younger
brother Ard was right behind me or sometimes even ahead of me, also made
me step into the next boat quicker. I have sailed two Worlds in Splash, the first
one in Italy and last year in Croatia.”
Philipine trains about 12 hours per week, mostly at sea. “On top of that we
have theory sessions,” she says. “Since we knew Curaçao was going to host
the OPTINAM, we had some clinics from top coaches like Fernando Allegre
(Happy), Diego Ravecca and Nicolas Fracchia.”
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VI Sailors,
INTERNATIONAL!
C O P Y R I G H T 2 0 0 8 B Y C A P ’ N FAT T Y G O O D L A N D E R
I
’ve been a globe-trotting sea gypsy so long
that I’m losing track of my tribal badging: I’m
a human being, I’m fairly sure of that. I mean,
I’m not so socially and culturally confused
that I’m denying my species. I might be a
worthless human, but human I am.
My passport says I’m an American. My mother
thinks of me as a Chicagoan. My wife sometimes
tells people we’re from the Midwest—which strikes
me as a clever way of being specific, concrete and
definite… yet so vague as to be useless.
I guess I’m a Westerner in current globalspeak—but the lines of the Lace Curtain aren’t as
defined as the Iron… and even First, Second and
Third World demarcations blur as America sinks
and China rises.
I’m certainly not a Christian—although there
are a couple of The Ten Commandments I vaguely
follow… through morality or laziness, I’m not sure.
Yes, it isn’t easy after 48 years of living aboard
and ocean sailing to know what I am or who I
am—or even where I’m heading.
One thing I do know for certain is that I spent
the best years of my life anchored off a tiny island
named St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands—and that they
were the best years of my life in large part because
of the warm, wonderful West Indian people who
live there.
If you live in the West Indies for over twenty
glorious years as I did—and it gets under your
skin regardless of your pigmentation… ‘dat de
truth, me son!’
The music. The laughter. The language. The love.
The Virgin Islands is the only place I’ve ever
lived from which I did not feel I had to escape. For
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a Goodlander, that’s saying a lot. Yes, I eventually
sailed away… I physically left… but a large part of
my heart was left behind.
The bottom line: I never stayed anywhere willing
for as long as I stayed on St. John—and thus that
tiny rock is labeled ‘home’ within my heart forever.
I am not the only one who feels this way.
Others do too. They leave and fly back to the
economic glitter of the States… or to the
adventure of Europe or to their roots in Mother
Africa… but they are always looking back over
their shoulder… wondering which road march
was best at carnival… which calypso song was
almost banned… which senator is going to jail for
what foolishness.
But there is a silver-lining to even the darkest
cloud. One of the nicest things about being a sailing
Virgin Islander is that you get to meet up with
other Virgin Island sailors as you circumnavigate.
Right now there’s whole nest of ‘em in Majuro,
Marshall islands, Pacific ocean.
Judy Knape and Brian Lane of Ursa Minor (Saga
43) are dear friends. I remember attending weekly
meetings with Judy of the VIMI (Virgin Islands
Marine Industry association) and the VICL (Virgin
Islands Charter Yacht League) back in the late
1970s and early 1980s… never dreaming that she’d
eventually become president of both organizations
at various times in her marine/legal career.
Prior to coming to the Virgins, she was a lawyer
in the Marshall islands…oh, 30 years ago or more.
A few months ago she pulled into Majuro and
somebody in the public defender’s department
said, “Oh, haven’t seen you in awhile, Judy… here’s
a new case.”
When she explained that she’d been gone
about three decades and thus probably wasn’t
still licensed to practice law within that territory…
they just ‘tsk, tsk-ed,’ checked and she was still all
legal-eagle. “You’re good to go,” she was told, “and
about this case…”
Oh, ain’t the Third World wonderful?
Judy was influenced by her brother John (and
wife Lucy) who circumnavigated in the late 1990s.
They had so many so many sons (they were too
active to accurately count) that their small red
boat seemed like a can of blond-headed worms.
Anchored fairly close to Judy and Brian is
Seaquester Ted aboard his highly-modified
Jim Brown Searunner trimaran—a multi-freak
who used to work as a wood butcher making
cattlemarans with the zebra crew of Gold Coast
Marine in St. Croix.
We recently hung out with him and his wife
Karen while in New Zealand and they had dinner
aboard with us in Whangerei just before we
shoved off in 2006 (or was it 2007?).
Speaking of Teds… perhaps all of us Virgin
Islanders were influenced by Ted SEYMOUR, a
runner and a teacher who was also from St. Croix
and who circumnavigated in Love Child in the
early 1990s… the first black circumnavigator ever.
But that’s another article: Ted Seymour is such
a rare, remarkable guy… a runner, teacher, sailor,
stock market whiz, devoted father, vivid storyteller
(I like his tale of ‘Love, Hate and the Boat Boys
of Egypt’ best) that I’d need to devote an entire
article to the Good Captain just to do him justice.
For now I’ll just leave it at how much I respect and
admire him… as both as a man and a sailor.
…see what I mean? How the VI gets under
your skin and into your heart? Anyway, back to
Virgin Islanders cruising abroad.
One of Judy Knape’s best friends in the VI
chartering scene was Gwen Hamlin.
Gwen is a bit of a renaissance women: novel
writer, dive master, yacht captain and journalist are
just a few of the professions she shines in. Right
now she’s in Vanuatu with Don Wilson aboard
their CSY 44. (They’re really savoring their ultraslow circumnavigation: we keep lapping them!)
She currently writes the Admiral’s Angle
column for Lats and Atts.
Just a few boats over from Judy and Brian is the
well-known wooden boat shipwright Woodchuck
(Chuck Handy) of the Independent Boat Yard
(IBY) in Brenner’s Bay Lagoon, St. Thomas. The
thing I remember most about Woodchuck is his
smile. He’s always smiling, always grinning, always
spreading good cheer. I’d always make a point
to stop by the IBY when he was caulking an old
wooden boat or putting in a new plank—and
he’d always take a moment or two to casually
gam with me.
…spending five minutes basking in the
sunlight of Woodchuck was enough to keep me
in a good mood all day.
Woodchuck loves boats, loves life and loves
people… and that shows through brightly with
every smile.
I always thought that Woodchuck was so good
at making sawdust that he was sort of wasting
his time and talent patching up the dilapidated
craft of the local Lagoonies… but now I realized
he was just living and laughing with the people
he loved… and the economic bottom line be
damned. (Now Woodchuck fixes up old sailing
ships for the movie industry which is much
more lucrative than panhandling the local Red
Hook rummies!)
…somehow or another the Legendary,
Notorious and Infamous Tim Peck of Awlgrip fame
gave Woodchuck his lovely 42 footer Deviant—
probably because the name fit both men so well.
…see, it really is the people who make a
place. Marcus Compton. The charming Austin
Gumbs. Tugboat Tom. Kiwi Brett. Morgan Avery.
Bruce Merced. Mighty Whitey. Mike Sheen. The
Holmberg boys. Pieter and Pat Stocken. Dyke and
Inga Wilmerding. Peter Muilenburg. Les Anderson.
Calvin the Crane Mon and his faithful sidekick
Danielle. Carlo. Custom Canvas Chris. Inflatable
Frank. Mace. Parker Hall. Will Howe. Neil Lewis.
Davis Murray. Skip the Rigger and his droopy,
droopy mustache. Cees. Andrew Pan. Mouthpiece
Ruth… oh, what a cast of unbelievably cool, toostrange-for-fiction Caribbean characters!
…and, of course, Timmy Carstarphen, formerly
of Fabian’s Landing. I remember one wild night I
was on St. Thomas—on a demented mission to do
a truly goofy thing. I needed help. It was late. Thus
I trolled the bars of Brenner’s Bay until I found Tim. I
whispered what I had planned in his ear. Now ANY
sane person would have told me to get stuffed but
Timmy just sighed and said, “Why not?”
One of my favorite things to do back in my
‘drinking daze’ was to get Mighty Whitey and
Timmy Carstarphen together at the Bottoms
Up, buy ‘em a few drinks, and then egg ‘em to
spew about the early cut-throat days of USVI’s
marine industry… the real story behind the
embryonic chartering industry, not the glossy
PR stuff. (Yes, I realize that Bottom’s Up is no
more—but I just can’t bear the thought of St.
Thomas without it).
Damn, that was a wild & crazy time with some
truly remarkably Wonderful Waterfront Wackos
and lots of Lush Tropical Vegetables!
…and one of the few names which runs
through it all is Carstarphen.
Which finally brings me to the point of
this missive.
Just last night, we had Teri Batham (formerly
Carstarphen) and her husband Michael over for
dinner aboard Wild Card—in Phuket, Thailand.
Teri grew up aboard the schooner Maverick on
the St. Thomas waterfront in the 1950s and 1960s,
and was a ‘wild child’ in every sense of the word.
“I’ll never forget sailing into St. Thomas with
my parents in the 1950s,” she told me wistfully.
“…those three gently rolling hills of Charlotte
Amalie… I thought it was the most beautiful
place in the world… and it was!”
She and her brother Timmy weren’t homeschooled, exactly, because ‘home’ was usually on
charter. However, they both had a small locker
ashore for their school books and when Maverick
would daysail, they’d be put ashore to ‘go to
school’ unsupervised.
Timmy wasn’t exactly an eager student but Teri
ate it up—and often completed the entire school
year within a few months. Then, since her pennypinching father certainly didn’t want to spring for
more ‘ridiculously expensive’ tuition… she was
allowed to go to work.
Her first job had a dramatic effect on her
whole life: she worked as an ‘assistant’ to the
famous marine photographer Howard Johnson
(no relation to the restaurant). Each morning
they’d lug a huge ‘plate’ camera to the entrance of
Charlotte Amalie harbor—and photograph all the
(then lovely) daysail boats charging out on port
tack. (Aren’t the tradewinds wonderful… that I
can know, from forty years and 15,000 miles away,
what tack they were on?)
In the afternoons, a (very thirsty) Howard would
‘retire to the bar to promote sales’ and Teri would
develop, print and sell the resulting photographs.
On special days, when the air was particularly
clear, she and Howard would laboriously climb
up various hills around St. Thomas and take many
of the most well-known photographs of ‘old’ St.
Thomas that exist today.
Yes, Teri and Michael & Carolyn and I have
much in common. We’re Virgin Islanders. We’re
sailors. We all hooked up with our current partners
at 16 years of age. We’re both feature writers
for Cruising World—and photographers as well.
We’ve both written marine-related books (hers in
a cruising guide to Japan).
And there we were, half way around the world,
“…laughing ‘bout dis and dat ole ting! Like de time
she and Rudy Thompson (of Cold Beer) brought de
trampoline to carnival… and dey were flying so
high dey almost hit the overhead cables… ya
mon, dat was sum’ting, eh?”
Editors note: Fatty and Carolyn are recovering from the
Thailand ‘honeymoon’ charter of daughter Roma Orion
and son-in-law Christian Rojas.
Cap’n Fatty Goodlander lives aboard Wild Card with his wife
Carolyn and cruises throughout the world. He is the author
of “Chasing the Horizon” by American Paradise Publishing,
“Seadogs, Clowns and Gypsies” and “The Collected Fat.” For
more Fat-flashes, see fattygoodlander.com.
Teri and Michael
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Sailing with Charlie
BY JULIAN PUTLEY
JULIAN PUTLEY IS THE AUTHOR OF “THE DRINKING MAN’S GUIDE TO THE BVI” AND “SUNFUN CALYPSO.”
Reef
Huggers
Charlie has been examining environmental
issues very seriously lately. Environmentalists’
quest for nature conservation often ignores the
fact that humans are a part of nature too. Our
very existence in even the most non intrusive
way impacts the environment. When we cut
a cabbage or kill a goat we are altering the
environment. Power boats cause atmospheric
pollution. When we go for a walk we probably
tread on an ant, annihilate an earwig or swat a
mosquito at almost every step. When we build
a house nature is impacted in a zillion ways.
Delicate coral reef systems are in danger from
inexperienced snorkelers and divers who step
on fragile corals causing irreversible damage.
Charlie has come up with answers. From
now on there will be no gardening for food
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or killing of animals. Other countries will have
the burden of ruining their environment and
the BVI will import all its food. This way herds of
goats will roam unharmed, chickens and roosters
can multiply with impunity and the dulcet tones
of cock-a-doodle-doodling can be enjoyed by
all residents at all hours of the day and night
(BVI roosters are in a time warp and don’t know
dawn from dusk). Cattle will also go unharmed
and cow pies will be plentiful to be used as
fertilizer for cauliflowers, cabbages, lettuces, etc.
(for decorative use in gardens only).
As far as the human footprint is concerned
this major concern will be addressed as follows.
All tourists and residents will only be allowed
to walk on stilts. This will have a dual positive
effect. Insects and grasses will be largely spared
and mocko jumbie schools will give stilt
walking lessons at hefty fees, thus helping
the economy.
All power boats will be banned because
of pollution. Ferries will be under sail, oars or
paddles. This will not only assist in pollution
control but will help the local government
with unemployment issues. Ferries will
have a minimum of fifteen pairs of oarsmen
(belongers only).
Snorkelers will not be allowed near a coral reef.
There will be a fifteen foot depth limit around all
reef systems. Scuba diving will be banned since
this activity is too hard to monitor.
Charlie is very pleased to announce that
due to his diligent research he has been hired
as a consultant to the BVI government.
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Spotlight: Top Yacht Brokers
In this section, get to know 10 of the Caribbean’s top
yacht brokers—you’ll be impressed by the depth
of hands-on nautical knowledge they bring to
their work. When you’re on the emotional journey
of buying or selling a boat, experts like these can
reduce your stress level fast.
Intro to
Broker
spotlights
Professional brokers will weave your boat buying
dreams together with wide-awake attention to the
details that count. Some can arrange financing
or provide charter management programs that
can make the dream come true sooner than
you think. And when it’s time to sell, a broker’s
contacts and expertise will be invaluable for
getting the mission accomplished.
Caribbean yacht brokers offer a treasure trove
of knowledge you can tap into on critical
matters like insurance, delivery, registration, crew
staffing, maintenance, and provisioning—even
the best places to cruise. After all, they know
these waters better than anyone else.
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Special Advertising Section
Greg & Carol Robinson
123 Hulls
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Looking for a Yacht in the Caribbean?
Welcome to the “Right Place”
W
e are very pleased to introduce ourselves,
123 Hulls Yacht Sales based in Tortola in the
BVI, with an additional office in St Martin,
Netherlands Antilles.
We understand that buying a boat is an emotional
time as well as a financial investment, and we will strive
to alleviate your stress. It is important that you feel
comfortable at all times.
Our integrity and a meticulous attention to detail are the
forces that drive us. We combine exceptional levels of
personal service with a commitment to ensuring that
every aspect, of every transaction will run smoothly.
To find out more detail about Choosing a Broker, Buying a boat,
Selling a Boat, Making Offers on boats, please visit our web site at
www.123hulls.com. The visit could save you a lot of time, money,
and stress. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any
queries or questions.
We look forward to meeting and working with you in making
your dreams a reality.
Best Wishes & Fair Winds,
Our number one priority is to successfully match
our client’s needs, to a yacht that will exceed their
expectations. We have a reputation for honesty and
hard work and “getting the job done,” all of which have
contributed to our rapid success in the industry
The secret of our success is experienced yacht brokers
who listen to our customers needs and then know where
to find yachts that will fit those needs. All our yacht
brokers are real sailors who really know the ins and outs
of all the models we have for sale.
Our aim is to make every stage of your yachting
experience secure, fulfilling and pleasurable.
Greg and Carol Robinson
123 Hulls Yacht Sales
Office: 284-494-0054
Cell Carol: 284-499-0591
Cell Greg: 284-499-0714
[email protected]
[email protected]
www.123hulls.com
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Special Advertising Section
Jim & Deborah Veiga
Atlas Yachts
Fajardo, Puerto Rico
A
tlas Yacht Sales & Charters is the premier full
service sailboat brokerage and dealership in
Puerto Rico. The offices and facilities of Atlas
Yachts are located at Marina Puerto Del Rey Fajardo,
PR, known as the “Gateway to the Caribbean” or The
Spanish Virgin Islands. In the early 90’s Atlas Yachts
began serving the needs of sailors and sailboat owners with the simple philosophy that our clients are fellow sailors and should be treated with the same kindly
respect that sailors bestow upon one another, i.e. “the
mariners law of the sea”. Jim & Deborah Veiga own and
operate Atlas Yacht Sales & Charters which has been a
corporate member of the Yacht Brokers Association of
America since 1998, the only YBAA member in Puerto
Rico to date and the authorized dealers for Lagoon
Catamarans and Hunter Sailboats for Puerto Rico. Atlas
offers ASA sailing certifications, Sailtime Fractional Sailing
and for those interested in bareboat chartering Atlas has
introduced Caribe Yacht Charters, SAILCARIBE.com.
Atlas Yachts Sales Brokerage offers quality pre-owned
sailboats and a full spectrum of brokerage services. Our
clients, both the buyers and the sellers, come from all
parts of the world and have enjoyed the ease of doing
business in Puerto Rico with Atlas.
and sail training. Caribe Yacht Charters is for those interested in
bareboat chartering a new Lagoon Catamaran or Hunter in the
Spanish Virgin Islands. SAILCARIBE.com is the comprehensive
web site where you’ll find information on every charter option.
Puerto Rico and the Spanish Virgin Islands of Culebra and
Vieques are treasures ready to be discovered. Sailing on a new
yacht or catamaran is with out a doubt the best way to see
and explore these Islands. We’re reachable anytime to answer
questions and provide information. Offering the highest level
of professionalism and a quality product will keep us moving
forward and maintain our customer’s happiness, satisfaction
and loyalty.
Atlas Yacht Sales offers new Lagoon Catamarans for our
Puerto Rico client base and those wishing to have their
Lagoon based and managed in Puerto Rico. Lagoon is
the premier catamaran manufacturer and makes for an
excellent way to cruise our Caribbean waters.
Hunter is the mono-hull line that Atlas represents and
has proven to be very successful. We have many Hunter
owners in our area. On any given weekend around
Fajardo and the SVI you can see that “Hunter owners
have more fun” as Hunters out number any other brand
out on the water. Atlas Yachts manages the Caribbean
Sailtime base. Sailtime is the world leader in fractional
sailing and offers people a way to sail new boats at
their convenience for a fraction of the cost of owning
or chartering a boat. We also offer ASA certifications
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Atlas Yacht Sales / Sailtime Puerto Rico
PO 70005 ste 119 Fajardo PR 00738
787-889-1978 or 787-439-2275
[email protected]
www.sailatlas.com
www.SAILCARIBE.com
www.sailtime.com/puertorico
Special Advertising Section
Clive Allen
Chris Simpson
Todd Duff
B.V.I. Yacht Sales
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
B
VI Yacht Sales is located at Nanny Cay Resort and
Marina, the premier marine service location in
the British Virgin Islands. This facility includes a
200-slip marina and full service yard, comfortable hotel
and good restaurants set on a tropical island offering our
clients the most enjoyable Caribbean yacht purchase
experience possible.
With a staff of three full-time brokers, an office/closing manager and a marketing manager, we are amply
staffed throughout all aspects of the brokerage.
Our Brokers include Todd Duff, with over 24 years Yacht
Brokerage experience in the very popular Annapolis
area before making the move to BVI Yacht Sales. Todd’s
knowledge of yachts is tremendous, having personally
owned over 40 yachts during his career! His “hands on”
maintenance experience is invaluable to clients requiring repairs or upgrades to their yachts. Todd is a 100
Ton US Coast Guard Captain who’s true love has been
cruising on his many boats from Maine to Guatemala
as well as the central and eastern Caribbean, clocking
around 40,000 miles along the way, making him a great
source of cruising information also.
Chris Simpson is a full time broker and co-owner of BVI
Yacht Sales over the last decade. Prior to brokering he
was Operations Manager for TMM Yacht Charter’s largest base, taking care of 50 yachts for many years. Chris’s
early passion was teaching sailing, which he did for a
decade in the U.K., including running his own RYA School
with his wife and co-owner, Karen. Chris has spent a
quarter of a century in the sailing industry as well as much
of his childhood years cruising offshore with his parents
which, combined with his other sailing, totals around
40,000 miles. Chris is an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor who
has a well rounded knowledge of most things nautical
which he is always happy to share with clients.
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Photo by: Yacht Shots BVI
Caribbean
Villas & Yachts
From left: Clive Allen, Chris Simpson, Todd Duff
Clive Allen, our newest broker, started his nautical career in the
diving industry two decades ago leading him to work in Australia
and Asia including running his own dive shop in the Philippines.
Clive has spent 4 years live-aboard cruising from Hong Kong to
Madagascar and, more recently, two years cruising the length
and breadth of the Caribbean with his wife and young daughter.
Clive’s extensive travels have given him a well rounded outlook
that allows him to quickly tune into any client’s requirements,
he is also fully fluent in French which is a great plus. Clive holds
the French Ocean Captain qualification and has a strong background in diesel mechanics.
BVI Yacht Sales Ltd.
Nanny Cay Marina
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Tel: 284-494-3260 Fax: 284-494-3535
Email: [email protected]
www.bviyachtsales.com
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Special Advertising Section
Valérie Giesinger
Jean Paul Bahuaud
Jean Collin
Caraibe Yachts FWI
St. Martin ~ Guadeloupe ~ Martinique
3 Locations in the French Islands
Our offices are located in the best marinas on the French
islands of Guadeloupe, Martinique and St. Martin. You
will be welcomed and receive the best service.
Caribbean
Villas & Yachts
These 3 islands are among the richest and best equipped
in the Caribbean, with international airports, hospitals,
infrastructures and unrivalled security.
Extensive Experience and a Long Story in the Caribbean
The company has been established for more than 13
years in the Antilles and it is one of the oldest existing
yacht brokerages in the area.
We have sold hundreds of yachts worldwide.
A French / European Environment
Caraibe Yachts is a company under French/
European laws. We are members of the FIN (Marine
French Association) which provides peace of mind for
our clients. The European market is open to us and our
currency is the Euro.
Top left - Jean, Top right - Valerie, Bottom - Jean Paul
JP is the leader of Caraibe Yachts and he runs the Guadeloupe office.
Jean has been in the Caribbean for 20 years - Ex skipper and manager
of different charter companies-he runs the Martinique office.
Valerie - resident in the Caribbean for 13 years - worked in the boat
industry in Sint Maarten and Belize. She runs the Saint Martin office.
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU IN THE FRENCH CARIBBEAN
This is a considerable advantage for the resale of yachts
listed in U$ dollar.
One of the Most Efficient Websites
www.caraibe-yachts.com is an interactive website
established since 1997, where our clients can list their
preferences and remain updated about newly listed
yachts or prospective buyers for their yachts.
Amel Yachts
Caraibe Yachts is the appointed resale agent of the
famous line of Amel Yachts for the Antilles. Are you
selling or looking for a Supermaramu or an Amel 54?
We are the company to contact.
Experienced and Dedicated Brokers
Jean Paul - established in the Caribbean for 23 years created Caraibe Yachts in 1995. He has been a skipper and
manager for big companies in the yachting industry.
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Caraibe Yachts St Martin – Marina Fort Louis.
Valérie Giesinger cell + 590 690 760 100
[email protected]
Caraibe Yachts Guadeloupe – Marina bas du Fort.
Jean Paul Bahuaud cell + 590 690 350 198
[email protected]
Caraibe Yachts Martinique – Le Marin Marina
Jean Collin cell + 596 696 234 328
[email protected]
Web : www.caraibe-yachts.com
Email : [email protected]
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Special Advertising Section
The Team
Horizon Yacht Sales
British Virgin Islands ~ Grenada & The Grenadines
Antigua and Barbuda ~ St Martin
H
orizon Yacht Sales and Horizon Yacht Charters
are celebrating their 10th Anniversary this
year. With bases in the British Virgin Islands,
Grenada and The Grenadines, Antigua & Barbuda,
and St. Martin, Horizon Yacht Sales is a truly Caribbeanwide brokerage.
Horizon Yacht Sales is the Caribbean regional
dealer for Bavaria Yachts whose shipyard produces over
3,500 yachts per year, and is the most efficient yacht
production facility in the world. We are also an
authorized dealer for Fountaine Pajot catamarans offering
their entire range of luxury catamarans from 36 to 65 feet.
Horizon Yacht Sales represents a good range of quality
brokerage yachts and has the largest listing of pre-owned
Bavaria Yachts on the western side of the Atlantic.
This year Horizon Yacht Sales welcomes Nancy Werfel
to their team as Yacht Sales Manager. Nancy has been
a sailor and boat owner for many years. In addition to
holding a USCG captain’s license and being an
experienced charter yacht crew, Nancy has a strong sales
and marketing background and the experience and
expertise to recommend new yachts or find a pre-owned
yacht that meets a client’s specific requirements and
complements their lifestyle.
Clockwise from upper left:
BVI (Nancy Werfel, Andrew Thompson, Sylvia Driver), Antigua (Jackie and
Al Ashford), St. Martin (Doug Duong), Grenada (Jacqui Pascall, James Pascall)
Yacht Sales Staff:
British Virgin Islands: Nancy Werfel,
Andrew Thompson, Sylvia Driver
Grenada & the Grenadines: Jacqui Pascall, James Pascall
Antigua & Barbuda: Jackie and Al Ashford
St. Martin: David Duong
If you are looking for a new or pre-owned yacht for either private
cruising or charter management, Horizon Yacht Sales definitely
has the right boat for you, in the right place.
Call or email us, or just drop in and visit our office at Nanny Cay
Marina, Tortola, BVI. We look forward to working with you.
Many of the pre-owned boats available with Horizon
Yacht Sales are either current or ex-charter yachts from
Horizon Yacht Charter’s premier fleet. These boats have
been maintained to the highest standards and are likely
to be in better all-round condition than most privately
owned yachts.
Horizon Yacht Charters is known throughout the industry
for meticulously maintained charter fleets, exemplary
customer service and unbeatable value. With over
70 yachts in charter management throughout the
Caribbean, and another 30 yachts under private
management, Horizon Yacht Charters has a proven
track record with many satisfied charter guests and
proud owners.
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Horizon Yacht Sales
Nanny Cay Marina, Tortola British Virgin Islands
+1 284-494-8787 or 877-494-8787 (Toll Free US)
[email protected]
www.horizon-yacht-sales.com
www.horizonyachtcharters.com
Special Advertising Section
Jan Roosens
Veerle Rolus
Lou Hoffman
No Limits Yachts
St. Maarten ~ St. Martin ~ St. Barth ~ Tortola ~
Martinique ~ Fort Lauderdale
Opening an office in Antibes ( FR )
and Holland in 2009
N
o Limits Yachts and No Limits Charters have been
in and around the Caribbean for about 20 years.
First as a general yacht broker, the company now
specializes in Classic and Vintage motor and sail Yachts.
Visit us online at www.ClassicYachtForSale.com, the
number ONE Internet showcase of Classic Yachts,
Wooden Boats, Vintage Yachts, Spirit of Tradition Yachts,
Schooners, Clippers, 12Metre Rule, 19Metre Rule, J-class,
and other old or Antique yachts. The World’s most
beautiful vessels are listed on the No Limits Yachts
classic web site portal, an official Central Yacht Sales
and Charter broker based for almost 20 years in
the Caribbean with offices and broker representatives
located at several Islands and countries.
Top Photo: Jan Roosens & Veerle Rolus; Bottom Photo: Lou Hoffman
Please note that we always have several yachts available which
will NOT be listed on the web site or advertised as some
owners prefer not to have the yacht listed on the Internet or
in magazines.
Want to buy or have a classic yacht for sale? Contact us !
We have the most extensive database of Classic SAIL and
MOTOR Yachts available anywhere.
Many of the yachts listed with us are exclusive listings
and are not available through other yacht brokers
and companies. Although the web site is updated
often please contact us for updates or information and
proposals about the yacht you are looking for.
We can assure you that our company’s specialized
brokers can offer you the yacht of your dreams and will
do anything possible to assist you in your search.
We work closely together with shipwright specialist
partner companies and classic yacht surveyors, and we
have several people in our brokerage company which
have been in the classic yacht building and restoration
for many years.
We have been involved in big projects like the
construction of the four mast barquentines Star Flyer
and Star Clipper and we have a new 185 ft private Tall
ship project ready for building.
Our company also presents a few classic / spirit of
tradition projects including yachts which have been
developed and ready to be constructed.
No Limits Yachts ®
Classic Yacht For Sale
No Limits Charters n.v. / Caribbean Network Ltd.
St.Maarten - St.Martin - St.Barth - Tortola Martinique - Fort Lauderdale
St. Martin Phone: +590590872268
St. Maarten Phone: +5995237671
St. Barth Phone: +590690629955
Martinique phone: +596696261612
Mail: P.O.Box 822 St. Maarten Netherlands Antilles
www.ClassicYachtForSale.com
e-mail: [email protected]
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Special Advertising Section
Sharee Winslow
Southern Trades
Caribbean Yacht Sales
Management & Charters
Yacht Haven Grande
St. Thomas,
United States Virgin Islands
S
outhern Trades Yacht Sales was formed in 1977 and
operated out of Yacht Haven Marina in St. Thomas,
USVI until relocating to Road Town, Tortola, BVI
in 1997.
We are excited to announce that we have reopened our
office back at the newly rebuilt Yacht Haven Grande, in
St. Thomas, and now have two locations in the heart of
the Caribbean.
As such Southern Trades is the oldest independent
yacht sales, management and charter company in the
Caribbean. From the time of its inception, Southern
Trades has always specialized in the resale of active,
income producing, crewed charter yacht businesses. We
have never attempted to be in the bare boat re-sale end
of the brokerage industry nor have we ever really chased
after mom and pop wanting to set sail for Australia
when they retire.
Due to our excellent and prominent location in the
heart of Caribbean chartering we have become the
world-wide, industry leader in guiding new owners
into ongoing, income producing, crewed charter yacht
businesses which require little or no owner input; be it
time or financial contributions. We also offer those yacht
owners wishing to move up the opportunity to sell their
yacht charter business. We are constantly in need of
additional crewed charter yacht businesses that are for
sale - we have willing and able buyers!!
We also own and operate the largest crewed charter
yacht clearing house in the Caribbean and by doing
so we follow up after the sale and assist new owners
and assure them of getting off to the best start. We
believe in hitting the ground running when it comes to
purchasing an ongoing charter yacht business.
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Sharee Winslow
Southern Trades Caribbean
Yacht Sales & Management
Yacht Haven Grande #105
St. Thomas VI 00802
Cell 340-643-8484 Office 340-777-8484
[email protected]
Special Advertising Section
The Team
Southern Trades
Caribbean Yacht Sales
Management & Charters
Village Cay Marina
Tortola, BVI
We assist in all aspects of USVI and BVI Government
licensing, yacht registration, company formation, banking, insurance, parts procurement and professional crew
staffing for the yacht. We have 3 fulltime staff devoted
solely to our yacht management division for off island
owners who require intensive, day to day management
of their yacht, crew and charter business.
Our competent staff in both our Tortola office and our
new office in St. Thomas includes charter consultants,
accountants, yacht managers, crew liaison personnel, charter broker liaison personnel, yacht sales staff
and government liaison staff. We are confident in our
abilities to identify, locate and make successful almost
any yacht that an owner may wish to place into the
charter industry.
Don’t forget to stop by our office at Yacht Haven Grande
and meet our newest member to the team; Sharee
Winslow.
Sharee has been a part of the Charter Industry in the
Caribbean for over thirty years. A Captain for 22 years,
she holds a 500 ton Masters License. Her career has been
guided by a true love of Chartering and she is dedicated
to providing five star service to clients in the World of
Yacht Sales And Chartering the Caribbean.
Please contact us for information on certain charter
yacht businesses we are currently offering. We can
supply budgetary information as well as prospective
income stream reports and other pertinent information
on the crewed charter yacht industry.
Christopher Building, Box 3252,
Village Cay Marina,
Road Town, Tortola, BVI
(284) 494-8003 / Fax: (284) 494-8009
E: [email protected]
US Toll Free Fax: (888) 546-9672
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Special Advertising Section
Tony Brewer
The Little Ship Co.
St. Maarten
Probably the thing I love best about what I do....
is being at the cusp of change in peoples lives.
I facilitate people moving on to The Next Big Thing...
buyers and sellers alike.
Having spent three years trying to get my own head
around selling up everything to go sailing (I ended up on
a shrinks couch at one stage!) and having spent almost
two years trying to sell another boat through brokers a
decade later, I am well placed to know what buyers and
sellers want.
Essentially I give my clients what I expected brokers to
give to me.....and I am picky.
It’s that simple.
A background in the design, and sales of big ticket
communication systems, where a knowledge based
proactive service was imperative, a lifetime spent
tinkering with things mechanical, together with time
spent as an apprentice aircraft mechanic before I came
away, certainly helps.
So too does the twenty five years I have been messing
about with boats, the 40,000 odd sea miles and two
Atlantic crossings, the first in 1981 with a sextant and a
lead line. (We didn’t get lost)
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I’m the one on the left.
In the fourteen years we have been in the Caribbean, we have
run charter boats, run charter boat bases, rebuilt ‘sunk to the
bottom” hurricane destroyed vessels and project managed a
team of workers refurbishing private and charter vessels… and
bought and sold boats for our own account.
The brokerage was the next logical step... and we
understand silver service! Ask around… you will probably
like what you hear.
The Little Ship Company
Tel: +599 553 4475
[email protected],
BP 4115 97065
St Martin Cedex, FWI
www.littleships.com
Special Advertising Section
Richard Vass
John Welch
Giles Wood
The Moorings
Yacht Brokerage
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
B
eing part of the Moorings team our brokers also
have resources at their disposal that can aid you
in every aspect of the purchasing and selling
process. Items such as transportation, accommodations, dockage, insurance, financing, and delivery, are
examples of the areas where Richard, John and Giles can
be invaluable assets to both buyers and sellers. When
purchasing or selling a yacht through one of our brokers, you will not only be dealing with professional and
licensed brokers on site, but also have the security of
dealing with a publicly traded and bonded company.
Come meet Richard Vass. He has 9 years of experience
in the yachting industry. Most of these years spent
working with The Moorings and Sunsail between the
Mediterranean and the Caribbean. In 2004 Richard
joined the Moorings Brokerage Team and has been an
asset not only to his many buyers and sellers, but also
to the whole Moorings Team. Richard can be reached at
[email protected] or on his cell phone at
(284) 542-2016.
Equally as knowledgeable and helpful is John Welch.
With 14 years of brokerage experience, John is a real
asset in any deal. He is an accomplished big boat sailor
with several Bermuda races under his belt. With this
kind of knowledge, and his track record of going the
extra mile for all of his clients, you will find working with
John an enjoyable experience. John can be reached at
[email protected] or on his cell phone at
(284) 542-6138.
Giles Wood is the newest addition to the team.
Studying engineering at university, he worked as a sales
manager selling classic and sports automobiles. Now
a Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor, he has been around
the world skippering, racing, teaching and brings his
Left to Right: John Welch, Richard Vass, Giles Wood
enthusiasm for sailing to the brokerage. Giles can be reached
at [email protected] or on his cell phone at
(284) 541-0252.
The Moorings Yacht Brokerage is the exclusive sales office for the
charter yachts coming out of the Moorings, Sunsail, Moorings
Power and Footloose fleets. We specialize in pre-owned
catamarans, monohulls and power catamarans, all recent model
production yachts from world renowned manufacturers. The
Moorings holds a trade license to do business in the British Virgin
Islands and Richard, John and Giles hold permits as Yacht Brokers
in the territory. The Tortola office is open 7 days a week to better
serve our clients.
Yacht Brokerage
The Moorings Yacht Brokerage
Wickham’s Cay II, Road Town, Tortola, BVI
(284)494-8864
www.mooringsbrokerage.com
Special Advertising Section
Reg Bates
The Weather Eye
St. Maarten
Why Choose Weather Eye
Yachts as your Yacht Broker?
Industry Experience. The founder and Principal Broker at
Weather Eye Yachts Reg Bates, a Career Yacht Broker of 28
years standing, “practices what he preaches” living aboard
comfortably with his young family at one of St Maarten’s many
exclusive, world class Marinas.
His personal experience and commitment to the Yachting
Lifestyle is your gain.
As a Skippered Charter Vessel Captain in the late seventies,
Reg earned his sailing stripes and learned what really matters
in Caribbean cruising boat selection. His background includes
sales awards with a major sailboat manufacturer, and 28 years
Yacht Brokerage direct sales experience. Hundreds of successful
transactions later, new and former clients seek his advice on
realistic selling prices and vessel selection. To former clients
to whom he has sold smaller vessels while located in North
America, for 22 years, he represents graduation to world class
sailing vessels in the Caribbean, and a familiar, reliable service.
His philosophy of business: … be relied upon …
Location … St Maarten…the Marine Trades Capital of the
Caribbean. We are located on Simpson Bay Lagoon in undoubtedly
the most accessible Island by Air in the Caribbean … ease of travel
for personal viewing is key.
Thinking of selling? Bear this in mind … We don’t earn our fee
until we present an acceptable offer and deliver your funds!!
Thinking of buying? Put 28 years valuation, negotiation and prepurchase survey interpretation skills to work for you!
Need a home for your boat? Our local vessel registration
services to clients allows year round “home port” access to
St Maarten Marine Trades Services and amenities.
Yacht Brokers are most valuable recommending cruising
lifestyle choices, vessels and local quality services that might
otherwise be overlooked.
Marketing Strategy. Weather Eye represents Caribbean
based boats. We “Shorten the leap of faith” for a purchaser to
buy a boat thousands of miles away, introducing Surveyors,
Insurance agents and recommending needed yachting
support services.
Personal Selling. In addition to the expected proper Marina
office premises, internet, and print media presence, Weather
Eye Staff travel with our message of “its easier than you
think” to major seasonal boat shows in affluent regions of the
boating world.
“Already here, keep her here“ is our catchphrase … that is, we
ask, isn’t it easier and far more sensible to move sailors to their
boats in the Caribbean on scheduled flights, than to take a boat
back and forth between the mainland and the Islands?
Think avoiding wear and tear on the boat and it’s systems not
to mention the wear and tear on the crew!!
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The Weather Eye
Phone +++ 599 580 5809
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.weathereyeyachts.com
Skype: weather_eye
Fax: 1 905 248 3841 (Toronto Office)
Portofino Marina # 6
Simpson Bay Lagoon
St Maarten
Netherlands Antilles
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THE THIRD CABARETE CLASSIC,
LARGEST WINDSURF EVENT IN
THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
BY ELS KROON
P
Pablito Guzman has done it again! From July 17th through 20th, Cabarete’s
beach in front of Vela was packed with competitors and windsurf lovers alike.
For the third consecutive year, the friendly people from Cabarete welcomed
windsurfers of all ages, competing in thirteen categories of freestyle heats and
slalom and formula races.
From the seventy-four registered competitors, representing 14 countries,
including Argentina, Aruba, Austria, Bonaire, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany,
Israel, the Netherlands, Poland, the Dominican Republic, the UK and the USA, over
half were youth racers in the mini junior and junior categories, 17 and under.
The slalom track athwart the waves was exciting and a real fun challenge
for the participants. When the wind was right, the freestyle windsurf event
was held, in which the young champions showed their amazing stunts and
tricks. In the formula races the competitors tried to break their own records.
Notable competitors included the event organizer himself, Pablito
Guzman, who took first place in the Open Class Slalom category, and
“triathlete” Samuel Perez, who was the only competitor to compete in all
three disciplines and who took home trophies in all three. Amongst the
youth competitors, there were a number of strong performances by both
local sailors and those from other parts of the Caribbean.
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Many of the mini junior
competitors raced for the first time,
having just started training this year
thanks to a windsurfing program for
disadvantaged youth sponsored in
part by Pablito Guzman, Vela Resorts,
and the DREAM Project. Young
sailors Steven Lageveen from Aruba
and Ezri Heymans from Bonaire
set the bar high for youth
competition, particularly impressing
judges and spectators with their
Organizer Pablito Guzman (right) and
freestyle tricks, and capturing the first
Steven Lageveen from Aruba, winner of
and second place in the Mini Juniors
the Mini Junior Freestyle category
Freestyle category.
As always, Guzman and his team pampered the participants with a
variety of food and drinks and even a rock concert and fashion show after
the races. By giving all his time, love and skills to the kids of the DR, Pablito
has created amazingly talented windsurfers with an endless passion for the
sport—and world champs-to-be. During the event he was seen strolling
along the beach, encouraging all the participants and making sure the
event was going smoothly.
The closing ceremony was held on the beach in front of Vela, with a
huge BBQ, lots of music and plenty of partying people. It was an exciting
and fun filled four days for all, thanks to all the volunteers, especially Kim,
Sammy, Jens, Neil, Sanghita and Mark. But most of all to the man all admire
and love…..Pablito Guzman. Writer’s note: Thanks also go to Mayra, who
provided information and photos for this report.
Els Kroon is a Dutch former teacher who now lives and works as an award-winning
free-lance photojournalist on Curaçao
MAYRA
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Launching a
VideoRay ROV
PUERTO RICO
Imaging a shipwreck
New Remotely Operated Vehicle
(ROV) Comes to Puerto Rico
The Marine Cargo & Salvage Co., established in
Fajardo PR in1998 and owned by marine contractor
and captain Jose Caballero, has expanded their
horizons with the acquisition of an observation class
micro ROV.
“I purchased it recently and, so far, we have
been training, shooting video of interesting
fishing sites, and practicing for a few water tanks
inspections,” says Caballero. “With a marine biology
college degree, I feel I have found the perfect tool
for both work and research, as well as recreation.”
The ROV (remotely operated vehicle) is a small,
eight-pound underwater robot equipped with high
resolution cameras, halogen lights and three powerful
thrusters. Powered through an umbilical tether, the
sub can dive up to 500 feet with a maximum tether
length of 1000 feet. Caballero reports that the ROV
provides excellent video quality, is extremely easy
to control in the water, is small and non-invasive,
very portable, and requires a minimal power supply.
Safely operated and transported by a single person,
it does not require special mobilization.
Caballero says the sub is an ideal tool for wreck
surveys and searches. “Attach a sonar to locate the
target, then send the ROV in to identify the target.
Or, send the ROV to help chart your course before
you send in divers,” he suggests. “This unit can
get into tight spaces, identify hazards, and save
airtime for divers.”
Because footage is recorded, engineers,
contractors and scientists can carefully review it
at a later date. The VideoRay ROV is extremely
portable. The entire system fits in two pelican cases
for fast response mobilization. Ideal for underwater
inspections, surveys of pipelines, cables, wrecks,
and other submerged structures, the ROV service
is currently available for scientific and security
applications as well. Marine contractors can hire the
service to conduct underwater videos, eliminating
risks to human divers.
The technology is also used for recording
corrosion stages of seams and welds of underwater
structures. Various industrial applications are
offered to the potable and sanitary water industries
as well. The ROV can monitor interior conditions
of water tanks, cisterns, man made reservoirs and
treatment plants. Water tanks can be inspected
without service interruption or draining the tank
losing thousands or millions of gallons of water.
Caballero says that projects for the near future
include working closely with a highly-recognized
marine archeologist in various Caribbean historic
wreck sites, and assisting local marine biologists
locating deep water corals.
“In my spare time, I enjoy playing with the
ROV at my favorite reef, just watching marine life
without disturbing the precious habitats,” says
Caballero. “It’s amazing how the bubbles do not
scare away the fish. Also the 100 watt lights turn
low visibility into brightness, making it possible to
close-up and record footage on areas of interest.”
For more information about the ROV and the
company’s services: www.marinecargoandsalvage.com,
email [email protected], or call 787-370-0030.
Information courtesy of Marine Cargo & Salvage
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T
he marketing of Virgin Islands-based
charteryacht vacations to the world,
working towards repeal of the restrictive
‘six-pack’ law, and strengthening the marine
industry’s contribution to the local economy
both in revenues and jobs are all formidable
endeavors. Yet, this is just a sampling of what
the Virgin Islands Charteryacht League’s new
director, Erik Ackerson, has heaped on his
plate…for starters.
A native of Kansas City where he worked
as a professional chef and then food service
territory sales manager, Ackerson moved to the U.S. Virgin Islands in 1988. He
took the reins as general manager of wholesaler Quality Food Corporation on
St. Thomas and held this position until the business was sold last year.
Community service has long figured prominently in Ackerson’s free time.
He’s currently president of the Texas Society of the Virgin Islands which holds
one of the largest and most popular fundraising events of the year, a Chili
Cookoff. As a Water Island resident, he is a member of the island’s Search and
Rescue, Civic Association and Navy League as well as a Red Cross volunteer.
When not enjoying a swim at Honeymoon Beach, painting watercolors or
reading, he is out cutting back the jungle and beautifying the landscape of
the Harbour View Gardens Bed & Breakfast.
“My major responsibility is to reposition the organization’s marketable
presence, not only here in the Virgin Islands but throughout the worldwide
charter brokerage community,” says Ackerson. “While I am the point of
contact for membership information, it is also my job to keep ahead of all
of the new changes concerning the marine industry such as new Federal
or Territorial regulations, new BVI chartering developments, Department of
Tourism promotions, et cetera.”
U . S . V. I .
VIRGIN ISLANDS
CHARTERYACHT
LEAGUE’S
NEW DIRECTOR,
ERIK ACKERSON
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
Ackerson’s plans call for this fall’s charteryacht show, set for November
10-12, to be larger and more highly promoted than in the past. Beyond this,
he adds, “I’ve picked up the banner for the repeal of CFR 33, the ‘six-pack law’.
We are losing much needed tourism dollars to the BVI by not being able to
pick up more than six passengers at one time while in U.S. waters. It inhibits
the growth of larger charter boats in our area and affects our local economy
through its enforcement.”
According to Ackerson, the U.S. Virgin Islands marine industry accounts for
roughly 11 percent of the territory’s tourism dollar. “With the economical effects
of rising fuel charges, air flight rescheduling, and a decline in U.S. consumer
confidence, it is in the best interests of everyone related to our industry, be
they diesel mechanics, sail makers, boat builders or food provisioners, to join
forces and cross market themselves through organizations such as the VICL. It
is only by joining forces and working as a cohesive team that we can insure the
continued growth of the charteryacht industry.”
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U . S . V. I .
The Great Mooring Ball
Gold Rush of 2008
B Y K AT H Y R AY M O N D
Identities hidden to protect the
innocent... and not so innocent
T
o procure a mooring ball permit in St. John’s Hurricane
Hole in Coral Bay this year was one of the most bizarre
episodes since the 1889 Oklahoma Land Rush. The rules
were simple: on a Saturday at 9 a.m., a bunch of dinghies
would be lined up at a start line, a horn would blow, and
the dinghies would race (yes, race) to a mooring ball. A
boat owner would grab the mooring ball and replace it with a ball of his or
her own with the boat’s name on it.
I thought this was a joke. There would seem to be in the modern year of
2008 a more diplomatic system then pitting boat owners against boat owners
to savagely race for a mooring to procure a safe spot for their floating palaces
in the event of a hurricane. A lottery of sorts, maybe? A hermit crab race?
This event (now dubbed by the locals as the “Gold Rush”) was scheduled
for June 21st. On that day, ironically enough, a tropical wave came through
canceling the affair. Disgruntled sail boaters who took off work the previous
day to sail over for this were not happy and went home empty-handed and
in a bad mood. It was rescheduled for the following week.
At dawn on “race” day my buddy Passion and I jumped on our 14ft dinghy
in St. Thomas and headed to Coral Bay. With our 30 hp engine we could
make this trip in 40 minutes on a good day.
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This was not a good day. The wind and rough seas were on our nose.
Even worse, there was a separation of the pontoon and hull on our port bow.
We took on water when we hit a wave—about every 15 seconds—but we
were able to bail fast enough to keep from sinking.
When we pulled into Coral Bay, we were surprised that there were no
boats at the mouth of Hurricane Hole, where we figured the start would
be. We saw a National Park Service boat in Hurricane Hole, so we went over
and asked if the “race” was still on. They said, “Yes,” and asked us if we were
aware that it was two minutes to 9 a.m! We were not. The bad weather over
doubled our travel time. Still, we weren’t too concerned as we saw only a
few other dinghies.
We wanted a mooring in Water Creek, one of the four protected bays
in Hurricane Hole. We asked the ranger where it was and he pointed off in
the distance. Figuring this was the starting line we asked if we could go.
He said, “Sure.”
We revved up the engine and headed over to claim a spot. As we
got closer to the bay everything made more sense. We saw a lot of
dinghies lined up. The start was at the entrance to each bay or “creek.”
As we approached the massive number of dinghies sitting in a row, the
horn sounded. Since were already underway, we throttled up and blew
through all of the boats on the line. Our timing could not have been
more perfect.
We raced deep into the bay, clearly in the lead, driving as far in and to the
left as we could. We spotted the ball we wanted, shifted the dink into neutral,
and I grabbed the ball which was completely taut on its mooring line. There
was not enough slack for me to bring it into the boat.
To my horror I realized that the boat did not actually go in neutral. I was
half in the dink and half out, hugging the ball as if my life depended on it,
trying to stay in a moving dinghy.
Passion yelled, “Let go!” I yelled back, “Nooo, I will not let go!” I knew
someone would take the ball from us the minute I did.
I yelled, “Put us in neutral!” I was about to jump into the water to stay with
the ball when Passion got the engine into neutral. As instructed, we untied
the park ball, tied ours to the mooring, and took the treasured ball to the NPS
boat to claim our spot.
The officials took our hard-won ball and took down Passion’s information.
They did not have any documentation to give us stating that we had
a spot, so I took a photo of Passion and the park official exchanging
information. He gave me a stern look. “Why are you taking my photo?” He
stared me down.
I was thinking “Well this is one of the dumbest things I have ever
witnessed and I wanted footage – and proof – that we got a ball.”
What I said was “umm, well, uh.”
Passion said, “She thinks you are a handsome fellow.” The official broke his
stare and continued writing.
After the “Gold Rush” we went to a bar with some of the other boat
owners. We learned that the locals had a meeting the night before to try
and pre-claim spots. It seemed civil enough. Sort of like “Bob you take ball
three – Roger you five.” This would have been fine if we were all invited to
this meeting – turns out boaters from St. Thomas were not. It was implied
that we stole someone’s ball – I just bit my tongue.
We also learned that dinghies were on the mooring balls before 7 a.m to
pre-claim them. A National Park Service boat came by around 8:30 a.m. and
yelled at everyone to move off the balls and go to an imaginary starting line
at the mouth of the bay.
Despite taking on lots of water and further separation of the boat, we
made it back to St. Thomas without incident. We won our mooring spot,
though we hope we don’t have to use it. Not everyone who participated got
a mooring ball. We were lucky. We hope that all of our fellow boaters find a
safe place in the event of a hurricane. Safe Boating!
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U . S . V. I .
Look for Holmberg this winter on
P2—shown here in the Gulf of
La Spezia, Ligurian Coast during
a preliminary sea trial after the
launch of the yacht
PHOTO COURTESY OF SALLY SAMINS/ALINGHI
PHOTO BY GUILIANO SARGENTI, COURTESY OF PERINI NAVI
Peter Holmberg
An Interview with
PETER HOLMBERG
BY ARLENE R. MARTEL
All at Sea caught up with professional helmsman Peter
Holmberg in Newport, RI fresh from New York Yacht
Club Race Week presented by Rolex, where he spoke
candidly about his plans for the future and the future
of Caribbean racing.
YOU MADE YOUR REPUTATION AS A
HELMSMAN, MATCH RACING CLOSE TO SHORE,
BUT YOU DID THE OFFSHORE NEWPORT
TO BERMUDA RACE AS TACTICIAN FOR THE
REICHEL-PUGH 66 BLUE YANKEE. IS THIS A
CAREER CHANGE?
I love driving, but in the Cup we studied all the
roles in the afterguard. On today’s Grand Prix
boats, many owners like to drive, so my role
varies—driving, coaching, or calling tactics—
depending on the team. In a 635-mile open ocean race, routing and
boat speed are key, so Bermuda was a challenge. Blue Yankee had a tight
race against several of the newer IRC boats so we were really pleased to
beat them.
WHAT ‘CUTTING EDGE’ PRO-SAILING PROJECTS DO YOU HAVE LINED UP?
YOU’VE RACED CARIBBEAN REGATTAS AND
THROUGHOUT EUROPE. HOW DO THEY DIFFER?
I’m excited about December’s Superyacht Cup Antigua. I’ve been invited to
join the Team P2 family and crew as racing helmsman for the world Grand Prix
circuit debut of the 125’ superyacht P2 designed by Philippe Briand and built
by Perini Navi. She’s a 150-ton sloop with a 28’ beam and a bulb-dropped keel
that was built for a family who spent five years circumnavigating, then got
hooked on performance racing.
P2 is hull No. 1 of a series, so there’s a lot riding on Antigua, which is a
great place for boat testing if we get big ‘winter’ seas and heavy air. Mr. A, the
owner, wanted to create a performance-cruiser, a new breed of boat designed
to perform well at regattas, yet be capable of cruising offshore. P2’s racing
program includes the St. Barth Bucket next March, and other events where
she’ll be pitted against the fastest super-maxis, racing just a few notches below
Grand Prix level.
In the Caribbean, you seldom have to wait for wind. Not so in Europe. In
winter it gets cold and the wind stops. Which is why Alinghi trained in Dubai.
Caribbean regattas just happen. If racing is set for 10 a..m., the breeze is
usually blowing. In Europe, though, sailing is more highly-regarded as a sport,
on a level with cricket in Trinidad. You’re not just some sailor falling into a
yacht club for a race, you’re a ‘celebrity’ pulling into town. The Swedish Match
Cup is the biggest sporting event of the year in Sweden and it’s geared
toward the general public.
On Antigua, Race Week is like Carnival for sailors, and St. Maarten’s
Heineken is a big annual event, yet for most other islands, sailing is a side
note to other sports. It’s that ‘rum-and-reggae’ spirit, though, that has helped
the Caribbean carve a niche of its own and differentiated us from European
regattas, where sailing is more serious.
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PHOTO BY DANIEL FORSTER/ROLEX
Peter Holmberg at the helm of a Farr 40
during the St. Thomas Yacht Club’s 2008
Rolex International Regatta
WHAT HAS CHANGED MOST ABOUT
CARIBBEAN REGATTAS IN THE LAST DECADE?
Huge growth. Look at St. Maarten. In ten years Heineken has grown to a
record 285 boats. Antigua Race Week, too, has global recognition now—it’s
talked about like Rolex Sydney Hobart. Pyewacket and Rosebud go there. The
Farr Maxi ICAP Leopard did Antigua. The fact that Volvo Around the World
winner ABN-AMRO ONE put Antigua, St. Maarten and the BVI on its 2007 tour
says a lot about those regattas. The Caribbean has arrived.
DO YOU ANTICIPATE MORE BOATS HEADING TO THE CARIBBEAN?
If you‘re launching a Grand Prix boat and want to do all the big events,
you’d start next January with Key West Race Week, shift to the Caribbean by
February - May, then head to Europe. The Caribbean’s reputation is so good
now that we’ve earned a spot on that calendar. Next year’s going to be a
great year because there’s a crop of new boats, like Belle Mente, planning
world tours—they didn’t make this year’s Caribbean circuit, but we’re on the
schedule for 2009.
YOU RACE THE GRAND PRIX CIRCUIT AS A FREE AGENT
BASED OUT OF ST. THOMAS. WHY THE CARIBBEAN?
Travelling the world and seeing what’s out there, convinced me that the
best sailing in the world is still in the Caribbean. In my own backyard. Call it
karma, but I always dreamed about racing in different places, while keeping
one foot planted at home on St. Thomas. And now I can do that. With the
Caribbean on the radar of so many Grand Prix racers, I can accept projects in
the States and Europe, then play a role at home helping them, or Caribbean
teams, ‘step up’ their program.
WWW.PETERHOLMBERG.COM
Arlene Martel lives near Newport, RI, where she continues to report on the marine
industry. Martel served as Media Relations Officer for Peter Holmberg’s Team Caribbean
America’s Cup syndicate and as president of the V.I. Marine Industries Association
(VIMI) during her 17 year residence on St. Thomas.
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Your Country Needs YOU:
NANNY CAY NATIONS CUP
PHOTOS BY ALASTAIR ABREHART
T
he 2008 Nanny Cay
Nations Cup kicks off
November 15/16. This
popular annual event
is now in its fourth
year and it will be Peter Holmberg’s
USVI team defending their title.
The nationality rules are suitably strict—every
team member must satisfy ISAF nationality
guidelines to take part. Ideally, the all-up crew
weight should total around 800 lbs with 850 lbs
being the upper limit. The entry fee of only $500
includes use of the immaculate Tortola-based
IC24s equipped with evenly-matched custom
event sails.
During the weekend, teams will race 10 races
but their time afloat will be matched with time
ashore. With a perfect view of the race course
just offshore, Racing in Paradise sets up on Nanny
Cay beach with tents for ample shade. The Royal
BVI Yacht Club provides a mobile bar with food.
Competitors and spectators alike can choose
between the sea and the pool to cool off.
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Last year’s winners,
Team Holmberg
(USVI), chase Team
BVI downwind
Scott Nixon, a J22 North American champion, summed it up nicely. “It was unbelievable, it was the
best venue I have been to all over the world, the perfect beach, the perfect breeze, great boats, great
people, it was just awesome. We’ve had a great time and will be back next year.”
RIP supremos Richard Wooldridge and Chris Haycraft expect a bumper entry this year…it’s first
come, first served with a cut-off at 20 teams.
For NOR and more information: www.racinginparadise.com
Preview Submitted by Racing in Paradise
No prize for guessing the nationalities
at the Nanny Cay Nations Cup!
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Philipsburg
S T. M A RT I N / S T. M A A RT E N
CHARTERING:
LEEWARD ISLAND-HOPPING
FROM ST. MAARTEN
BY NICK MARSHALL
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On a clear day in St Maarten, six other islands
are visible, making this an ideal spot from which
to embark on some short passage cruising. While
Nevis, St Kitts, Statia and Saba fade in and out of the
horizon, St Barts and Anguilla are up close and there
for the taking.
Sunsail and The Moorings have their bases at
Captain Oliver’s Marina in Oyster Pond on St Martin’s
east coast. Every day during the season, charter
groups arrive from the US and Europe, many of them
for their second or third tour. In March, the marina
heaves with crews chartering bareboats for the Heineken Regatta,
while tumbleweed blows through between June and October,
when the boats are tied up for the hurricane season.
The St Martin/St Maarten-Anguilla-St Barts triangle can be
completed comfortably in a week, and transits some terrific diversity
in culture and landscape. St Maarten is an anomaly, for starters. Just
37 square miles, divided between a Dutch and French side, the island
is blessed with both neon attractions and sybaritic pleasures.
Great Bay off Philipsburg and Marigot Bay on the French side
are each safe anchorages, while Simpson Bay offers access to the
nightlife and dining. Check www.sxmlagoonauthority.com for the
latest news on the ‘Harbour Fees’ payable, although there is no
clearance between the Dutch and French sides. St Maarten/St Martin can be
rounded comfortably in a day—the regatta record is just over two hours.
From Marigot to Road Bay, Anguilla involves a six-mile burst across the
sometimes choppy Anguilla Channel, and round the tip of the island to
the safer anchorages on the north coast, away from the reef. If St Maarten’s
‘goes up to eleven’ on the entertainment dial, Anguilla is the place to switch
off. Clear in at the quiet station at the end of the dock in Road Bay, then
enjoy just one of this British Overseas Territory’s world-famous beaches.
Many skippers opt to take the yacht round the corner to tie up to one of
the mooring buoys in stunning Crocus Bay. A cruising permit is required to
explore Anguillian waters further.
For the captain itching to muster the crew on deck, open up the sails
and wreak havoc, the reach round the top of Anguilla, past Scrub Island,
followed by a beat upwind to St Barts is the best chance on this circuit to
splash the stanchions. Ile Fourche, an uninhabited island on the way to St
Barts, is a great spot to stop for a snorkel, with a colorful history as an even
better spot to exchange illicit cargo.
From Fourche, it’s an easy sail to the St Barts capital, Gustavia, where
it’s possible to find a spot inside the harbour out of season. During season,
however, St Barts is hopelessly fashionable, culminating in the New Year’s Eve
bash when half of Hollywood can be seen enjoying Champagne and sashimi
stern-to. The easier option is to anchor out, then dinghy in to the harbour to
complete the clearance formalities.
St Barts is just as much a part of France
as St Martin to the west, but there’s a world
between. One shared feature of both,
unsurprisingly, is excellent restaurants
and some renowned beaches.
The 11-mile downwind run back to
St Martin is almost too much fun. It’s not
uncommon to see whales romping around
in the surf that follows your transom back to
Oyster Pond. An alternative is to stop off at
Orient Bay up the coast. Precautions have to
be taken to avoid reefs on the
Simpson Bay Beach
approach, but once inside there
are gentle anchorages behind
Green Cay and Pinel Island.
Be warned! The surf on Orient
Beach, which is often packed
with the bold and the beautiful,
can be rough. Making landfall
from an upturned dinghy full of
sodden crew is frowned upon.
The St Maarten circuit
offers a sequence of short day
passages that never get in
the way of lunch. Paperwork
is minimal, help is never far
away if something goes wrong, and harassment at anchor from hawkers is
unheard of. This is charter cruising at its finest.
Baie Rouge
Nick Marshall is an English journalist living on St. Maarten who was consultant editor
of All At Sea from 2003 to 2005.
St. Maarten (Netherlands Antilles)/
Sint Martin (French West Indies)
BRIDGE OPENING TIMES
Dutch Side –
Bridge Operator VHF Ch. 12
May to November (Daily)
Outbound & Inbound
(Outbound Traffic precedes
Inbound Traffic)
French Side –
Bridge Operator VHF Ch. 16 /
Tel: 590 590 87 20 43
Outbound & Inbound
(Outbound Traffic precedes
Inbound Traffic)
0930 hours
1130 hours
1730 hours
0815 hours
1430 hours
1730 hours
Call Bridge Operator for Permission to
enter or Leave Simpson Bay Lagoon.
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S T. K I T TS & N E V I S
Kate
MICK WATTS
Kate took Philip and two men four years
to complete, including building the spars and
casting the 11.5 ton keel. As this took place in
Philip’s back garden, 350 ft above sea level, the
trip to the launch site eight miles away raised both
eyebrows and cheers as the boat navigated the
narrow roads before successfully setting out on its
maiden trip offshore.
So far, Kate has been to the Virgin Islands for
the Sweethearts Regatta and Guadeloupe on the
way to Antigua for Classics in 2007 and 2008. She
also sailed in the Heineken Regatta in St Martin
in 2007, the Golden Rock regatta in 2008 and the
Sint Maarten Classic Regatta in 2007 and 2008.
In 2009, Philip hopes to sail north to the USA
and participate in all the summer’s East Coast
wooden boat regattas and he is currently looking
for crew, so anybody interested should get in touch
with him. (See www.1906-TwelveMetre.com).
In the spirit of “been there, done that,” Philip is
now turning his sights to
a bigger boat. Kate is also
up for sale, and when he
does sell her, he intends
to build a 19 Metre - 95ft
on deck and about 120
ft from bowsprit tip to
boom end. With Fortress
Marine Ltd Boatyard,
all the skills necessary
are available in St. Kitts
and Kate has been the
perfect prototype for the
bigger boat.
These
exciting
developments in St Kitts
will definitely put this
beautiful island on the map as another Caribbean
sailing destination. We will follow with interest
the construction of the new 70 ft catamaran that
Fortress Marine Ltd Boatyard is currently working
on as well as awaiting completion of the marina (it
seems that another marina is also planned on the
Southeast Peninsula).
THREE FRIENDS and a
LOVE OF SAILING on St. Kitts
B Y G I L LY G O B I N E T
ROY ATKINSON
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Biologist and former Eurocrat Gilly Gobinet took up
permanent residence on Antigua in the Caribbean in 1984.
She has been painting and writing—and sailing—ever
since. Her work can be seen at originalcaribbeanart.com
A view of Brimstone Hill and Fort Brimstone
from the boatyard, hence the name
ROY ATKINSON
he beautiful island of St. Kitts has never been an
obvious sailing destination, largely due to the
absence of boatyards, good anchorages and/or
marinas. However, not only has it managed to
produce the splendid gaff cutter Kate, it now boasts the
totally innovative Fortress Marine Ltd Boatyard, currently
building a 70 ft catamaran, and an operational marina
with one of the biggest lifts in the Caribbean.
The movers and shakers behind these marine projects
are three friends who grew up in St. Kitts in the 1960s, Philip
Walwyn, Dougie Brookes and Patrick Ryan. With a love of Patrick Ryan &
sailing boats in common, they participated in the various Dougie Brookes
with workers
annual Caribbean regattas, such as Antigua Sailing Week, the planking the
Route du Rhum etc. Patrick, a trained pilot but unable to get a hull of the 70 ft.
job at the time, took his first job on board a yacht and Dougie catamaran in the
background
and Philip ventured into boatyards and boatbuilding.
Patrick went on to become a LIAT pilot based in Antigua
and it was here that he was instrumental in setting up the Jolly Roger together with Dennis Roach from
Barbados, where the first such venture was launched. The Jolly Roger was a wooden fishing boat converted
into a pirate ship for tourists, and its tremendous success enabled the expansion of the company to include
two catamarans, Tiami and Excellence.
The high-powered Excellence is now unrivalled in its popular day trips to Antigua’s sister island, Barbuda.
Tiami, on the other hand, is a lightweight 52 ft. sailing catamaran used for cruises round and about Antigua
itself. It was both designed and built by Dougie Brookes in 1985 and has been going well ever since.
However, with the growth of tourism and the increasing demand for comfortable catamaran trips, the need
for a similar but bigger boat became evident. Who better to do this than Dougie Brookes himself, and this
is how the Fortress Marine Ltd Boatyard (www.fortressmarineltd.com) essentially came into being.
Dougie Brookes and Patrick Ryan are equal partners in the company and Philip Walwyn is a Consultant
and Director. Fellow Kittitian Reg Francis is the marina and haul-out developer. His Travelift is one of the
biggest in the Caribbean with a 150-ton lift and the ability to handle multihulls up to 35 ft beam.
The name of the boatyard and marina derives from its location at the bottom of Brimstone Hill, site
of the famous eponymous fortress. It is also where Philip Walwyn launched Kate. Like Dougie Brookes,
Philip’s has been building boats for years, and Kate is his most recent and probably his best-known
venture. As his 60th birthday approached, a 60 footer seemed entirely appropriate.
When asked what was the original inspiration for Kate, he charmingly admitted to a long love affair
with Metre boats, having owned three Six Metres and even having won the European Championship
twenty years ago. He felt that a modern “12” to be a bit of a brute whereas First Rule boats, developed in
1906, were relatively light (at 20 tons) with a cloud of sail. Lastly there was the appeal of a gaff rig.
ANTIGUA
a NEW YEAR,
a New Race Committee, a New Format for ASW
The Stanford Antigua Sailing Week
continues to attract the top racing boats from around the world to the
Caribbean to compete for the prestigious Lord Nelson’s Trophy. Following
on from a successful 2008 edition, a new Race Committee was appointed to
review the event and chart the way forward. The outcome is an exciting new
format for 2009 that should appeal to all competitors of the Stanford Antigua
Sailing Week from the bareboat charterer to the maxi yacht skipper.
The 2009 edition will sail off a day earlier for the racing and cruising
fleets on Saturday April 25th rather than the traditional Sunday start. There
will then follow full five days of racing to culminate on Thursday April 30th.
The bareboat fleet will start their regatta on Sunday finishing on Friday. Both
divisions will race six days rather than the previous five days.
The regatta for the racing boats will comprise a challenging combination
of short inshore and longer off shore races giving all a chance to excel. The
traditional Round the Island Race for the “Yachting World Trophy” will now
be completed in one day rather than the traditional two. Redonda, an island
dependency of Antigua and Barbuda situated 40 miles offshore, will once
again see racing boats encircling its rocky coast line as the “Round Redonda
Race” is reintroduced after many, many years.
With three distance races, the prologue “Guadeloupe to Antigua Race”,
the “Round the Island Race and
the “Round Redonda Race”,
the organizers will be creating
a regatta within the regatta
with the “Antigua Ocean Series.”
Special prizes and records will be
established for each of these three
races and an overall prize. Larger
yachts not wanting to compete in
the shorter inshore races will be
allowed to enter the Ocean Series
and compete for these prestigious
trophies. Antigua is throwing out a
challenge to the world’s top maxis
to be the first to establish records
for these two new races.
Both the racing Division A and
the Cruising/bareboats Division B
will race on new in shore courses
around the southern and western
coastlines of the picturesque island
of Antigua. The constant tradewinds
and the turquoise seas of the
Caribbean guarantee some of the
best sailing conditions in the world
for Stanford Antigua Sailing Week,
25th April to May 2nd 2009.
WWW.SAILINGWEEK.COM
Preview submitted by Stanford Antigua
Sailing Week
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DOMINICA
PHOTO COURTESY OF CABRITS DIVE CENTRE
Learning to dive
Learning to Dive on Dominica
BY HELEN CLARKE-HEPP
A
s yachts slowly cruise into the blue
crystal waters of Prince Rupert Bay,
Dominica to an anchorage or mooring,
the people on board can’t help but
wonder what lies beneath the surface. What
happens to the rugged mountainous slopes
of the twin peaks of the Cabrits National Park
below the calm waters of the bay?
Certified divers on charter yachts can just ask
the captain to pick up the VHF and radio the local
dive operator to set up a rendezvous double tank
dive in these pristine waters.
But what if you have never tried diving before? The
first option is a Discovery Dive, a half day experience
program which allows you to try out diving without
going through a full certification process.
A second possibility is waiting with a little
advance planning if you already know that you
want to “dive in” to diving, even if you are traveling
from island to island.
PADI (the Professional Association of Dive
Instructors), the world’s leading dive certification
agency, offers two ways in which you can complete
your open water certification in a short period of
time—either through the PADI elearning program
(two days) or the PADI referral program (two
morning dives).
With the PADI elearning program, you review all
your theory on line at home before heading for your
vacation; upon arrival you need to do your skills
development and open water dives. With the PADI
referral program, you would complete the theory
and your skill development dives with a local PADI
dive centre and then just do your four open water
dives when you arrive at your destination.
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Not staying more than one day at any location? No problem. With the PADI referral program,
you can do two of your open water dives on one island and finish the course at the next! The
cost of a Discovery Dive on Dominica is USD 95 for a one tank dive or USD 140 for two dives.
The price of the open water course is from USD 275 - USD 350 depending on the certification
option chosen.
Nervous about diving? No need. The reef of the Cabrits National Park gradually descends down
from shallow moorings which makes diving in the North perfect for new divers while still allowing
them to enjoy a delightful mixture of Caribbean marine life—including balloon fish, wrasse, cero,
turtles, soldier fish, schooling chromis, spotted drums, angel fish, sand eels (as well as spotted,
goldentail and sharptail eels), rays, turtles and spider crabs—and the incredible pristine reef for
which Dominica is renown.
Recommended dive spots for the new diver include Douglas Bay Point, a fascinating group of
dive sites mixing pristine sloping reef with large boulders to swim around, under and over; Toucari
Caves, a fascinating dive with some of the best bio-diversity in the Caribbean and the high point
of a beautiful coral archway to search out hidden crabs and lobsters; Sunshine Reef, like swimming
through a sun-filled aquarium; and Pole to Pole, a favourite place to spot your first seahorse.
Note that all diving in Dominica must be through a Registered Dive Operator and yachts, dinghies
and yacht tenders are not allowed to anchor in the park or use the dive site mooring buoys.
Once you have finished your leisurely dive, there is still plenty of daylight to go topside for lunch
at one of the fabulous waterside restaurants. You can visit the Cabrits National Park, home to the
historic, 18th Century Fort Shirley, or enjoy a slow afternoon row up the Indian River.
Prince Rupert Bay is a historic anchorage in the North of Dominica in the town of Portsmouth.
Prince Rupert is protected on the North side by the Cabrits and to the East by Morne Diablotin and
Morne Espagnol in the South.
This is a perfect natural harbour for yachts to anchor but recently the European Union have also
funded 30 moorings for the area to help protect the sea bed. The choice of whether to drop anchor
or moor is optional. The price of the mooring is USD 10 per night.
Within Prince Rupert Bay there are numerous very experienced, polite and helpful boat boys who
can assist you with mooring your boat, processing customs/immigration documents, accessing local
services, or just shuttling you into the shore. Many of these service providers also have their own
buses and can also assist you with tours of the island. If you have not already contacted a local dive
operator, they can also help arrange diving for you.
Helen Clarke-Hepp and her husband Pete are owners of Cabrits Dive Centre located in Portsmouth, Dominica:
Tel: 767 445 3010, VHF Channel 16, Email: [email protected] www.cabritsdive.com
S T. LU C I A
ST. LUCIA’S BMW J/24 INVITATIONAL COMING
NOVEMBER 7 TO 9 AS J/24 FLEETS GROW IN THE CARIBBEAN
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ST. LUCIA BMW J/24 INVITATIONAL
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
T
he J/24 is the world’s most popular keelboat as measured by the number of hulls produced—
over 5,200 since Rod Johnstone designed and built hull number one in the garage of his
Stonington, Connecticut, home in 1975. The boat found an early home in the Caribbean. For
example, Dick Johnson and Walter Fischer’s The Sting, Tom Kelly’s For Sail, and John Foster and Rudy
Thompson’s Antidote were all top yachts in the Rolex Cup Regatta from 1978 through 1981.
A trend over the years toward bigger yachts, sport boats such as the Melges 24s, and most
recently the easy-sailing IC24 has stolen thunder from the J/24-following in the Caribbean.
But now, there is a rebound interest underway once again in this design, including the island
of St. Lucia where there are six J/24s.
“For such a small island and sailing population, it’s pretty good that we’ve now got up to six
boats. This allows good fleet racing and an ideal number for match racing events such as our St.
Lucia BMW J/24 Invitational November 7 to 9,” says Michael Green.
“We are inviting everyone from the Caribbean from Puerto Rico down to Trinidad & Tobago,”
says two-time Olympian Green. “We already have four teams from Trinidad, St. Maarten, St.
Thomas and Barbados who are on board and the official invite has just gone out.”
The St. Lucia BMW J/24 Invitational will kick-off with a practice race the afternoon of
November 7th. The main event is set for November 8 and 9, with racing wrapping up the last
day in time for teams to fly home.
“There will be an entrance fee and boat damage deposit for teams of four, sailing with main
and jib only on short windward leeward courses,” Green says. “We hope in 2009 to change this
into a fully-fledged match racing event with judges and a graded event for points.”
There’s as much fun planned off the water as on. For example, a driver in a BMW car will
meet all teams at the airport. Teams will all be housed at ‘The Landings’, a new five star marina
development in Rodney Bay. BMW will be running a product show at the hotel throughout the
regatta, allowing sailors to test drive a range of cars and SUVs.
The international participation anticipated for the event reflects the J/24’s following, from
one end of the Caribbean to the other. “The J/24 has always been popular in Puerto Rico”, says
Efrain “Fraito” Lugo, who has long campaigned his Orion. “We have about 10 boats actively
sailing in regattas like the Discover the Caribbean Series. This number will increase, as we get
closer to the Central American & Caribbean Games in 2010. Our plan is to campaign the IC24 in
the Caribbean spring regattas, then switch to training in the J/24.”
Avid sailor Peter Hoad introduced the first J/24 to Barbados in 2005. Hoad brought Jabulani
to race with the local handicap fleets. “Racing in St. Lucia and Bequia on a Surprise 21, I found
it hard to beat them (J/24s). So, when I went for my own boats, the J/24 was the only choice,
especially with more boats coming south all the time,” he says.
Hoad adds, “To gain interest in the boat, I would invite fellow Bajans to sail with me overseas.
In a year, we went from two boats to nine with talk of another four on the way.”
The Barbados J/24 Club was formed in mid-2007. “The aims of the Club are the administration
and promotion of J/24 sailing in Barbados, the establishment of the Barbados J/24 racing
rules, which are essentially the International J/24 rules, with minor modifications to suit local
conditions,” says Gus Reader, an active J/24 sailor. “The appeal of these boats is their relative low
cost, low maintenance, close quarters and high intensity racing. This is what has really created
resurgence in the sport of sailing in this country.”
Reader adds, “These boats are growing so rapidly in the Southern Caribbean that there were
11 entries at the 2008 Bequia Easter Regatta, even though three boats from Barbados couldn’t
make it due to bad weather.”
Last season, Trinidad’s fleet of J/24s jumped from two to three. “The owners of the J/24’s are
hoping that, with the new popularity of the boat in the Caribbean, one or two J/24’s might be
added to the Trinidad fleet next year so that they will be able to sail as a one design class instead
of competing on handicap,” says Esther van Santen, senior administrative coach for the Trinidad
& Tobago Sailing Association and Youth Sailing School.
Beyond this event, Barbados’ Reader says, “Our club is actively working with J/24 sailors
from the region to establish a set of Southern Caribbean J/24 Racing Rules with the aim of
establishing and promoting a Southern Caribbean racing circuit.”
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here is a definite change
in the wind direction with
the Regatta Promoters’
launch of the Tobago
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February 10 to 14, 2009. This group,
transforming what had previously
been the called Angostura Sail
week, reports that they’ll bring
many changes as they pull
out every stop to make next year’s
Regatta unique.
With the support of the Tobago
House of Assembly and the Tourism
Development Company of Trinidad
and Tobago, along with John Wilson
in the UK driving the show in Europe,
big names like Ambition Sailing,
Ondeck and others are working
with the team to raise the bar—with
boats ranging in sizes from Melges
24s to Farr 65s all invited to take on
the local boys.
As boats make their way across
the Atlantic in the ARC race to the
Caribbean, the islands of Carriacou,
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Tobago Carnival
Regatta
The Southern Caribbean Regatta Circuit 2009
kicks off in Carriacou on January 14 to 18 and the
Grenada Sailing Festival takes center stage from
January 30 to February 3. As the 3rd leg of the
southern circuit, the Tobago Carnival Regatta may
be the last in the line but is certainly not the least.
One week before the world-renowned Trinidad
and Tobago Carnival, international boats will head out
to sea to take on their Caribbean rivals as the regional
rivalry continues with the Bum Boat challenge. Young
Optis will find a two-day clinic with International
coaches and two solid days of top class races in
preparation for their seasonal championships.
No one will be left out of the party including
daredevil kite boarders and windsurfers. With
Friday and Saturday night ‘fetes’, everyone can
join in the fun; with Soca music filling the airways,
the natural beat of the regatta is bound to
be jumping.
With all this in mind, Regatta Promoters have
put plans in place to reserve a place for all. The
Optis will be well taken care of in the Opti Park,
where they will be camping for five days, and
older Wind Surfers and Kite boarders will have
their own camp site in the Wind Park just off the
beach. Not far from Tobago’s most famous beach,
Pigeon Point, are many small, medium and large
homes, apartments and hotels. Walking distance
from Tobago’s International Airport, this regatta is
more than accessible.
Those who want more action are welcomed
to stay on in Trinidad to enjoy the greatest
show on earth at the birthplace of Carnival
with two days of non-stop street parties. They
can leave their boats on the Western Peninsula,
Chaguaramas, at any of the world class marinas,
and let the Caribbean’s best artisans take care
of their boat’s needs while they party their time
away. What better way to get ready for weeks of
racing ahead? So catch the wind! It’s just around
the next marker. (See ad on page 5).
Preview and photos submitted by Tobago Carnival Regatta
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Gulf
of
Mexico
VENEZUELA
Grand
Bahama I.
Bahamas
Abaco Island
Atlantic Ocean
Eleuthera Island
New
Providence
Andros
Island
Cat Island
San Salvador
Rum Cay
Great Exuma
Long Island
Venezuela –
Arawaks
Crooked Island
Long Cay
Mayaguana Island
Acklins
Island
Caribs
Turks & Caicos
Islands
Cuba
Mayas
Great Inagua Island
Little Cayman Cayman Brac
Cayman Islands
Grand Cayman
THE ARAWAK
VOYAGES
British
Virgin
Islands
Haiti
Dominican Republic
Jamaica
Puerto Rico
U.S. Virgin
Islands
Anguilla
St. Maarten/St. Martin
St. Barthelemy
Barbuda
St Eustatius
St Kitts & Nevis
Antigua
Montserrat
Guadeloupe
BY NANCY TERRELL
Dominica
Honduras
Caribbean Sea
Martinique
Cayos Miskitos
St Lucia
St Vincent &
The Grenadines
Nicaragua
Indian locales >>
Barbados
Bequia
Arub a
Curaçao
Bonaire
Grenada
Tobago
Trinidad
Costa Rica
Colombia
Archipielago de
Bocas del Toro
Venezuela
Bay of Panama
Panama
Tovar Petroglyphs
When I first moved to the Caribbean
more than 22 years ago, one of the
historic cultures that fascinated me
most was that of the Arawak Indians.
I lived both on St. John, where the
Arawak glyphs are viewed on the
Reef Bay Trail, and in the BVI, where
Arawak shards & pottery have been
discovered in both Belmont and
Paraquita Bay. So it was great fun to
discover, while visiting the German
village of Tovar in the mountains of
Venezuela, Arawak rock paintings
that dated before Columbus.
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Actually, the Arawak Indians were among the
earliest inhabitants of Venezuela. The original
tribes are thought to have followed migrating
animal herds from Asia, across the Bering Land
Straights into Alaska and then moved down the
western coastlines of North, Central & South
America where they settled in various locales as
individual tribes. Their South American route is
believed to have originated on the slopes of the
Andes where they crossed eastward over into
what is now Venezuela. There they divided—one
group headed south to the Orinoco/Amazon
Valley while another settled in the mountains near
Tovar just west of where Caracas, the now capital
of Venezuela, would be located.
A lovely village settled by German immigrants
to Venezuela, Tovar has some of the richest
growing soil in South America. Painting their
bodies with roucou, the Arawaks were thought
to be farmers who hunted and fished, supposedly
living in small autonomous settlements where
they practiced a slash-and-burn cultivation of
cassava and corn (maize).
The interesting note here is that several
groups, once again broke off, and continued their
migration east and north, upon being driven out
of Venezuela by both Carib Indians and Spanish
Invaders, in dugout canoes into the Caribbean Sea.
Migrating north, they settled throughout both the
southern and northern Caribbean islands, Cuba,
the Bahamas and Florida Keys.
In order to understand the mass extinction of the
Arawak tribes, we must understand that the Arawak
population was just not given to warfare as they
were basically a matrilineal culture; this made them
a very easy target for the patriarchal Spaniards and
Carib Indians to enslave and kill. Scholars believe
that at one time the Arawak tribes numbered two
to three million throughout Venezuela, the Amazon
Valley and the Caribbean islands.
Settling near the sea or rivers, they discovered
that the surrounding bodies of water were rich in
food which required little effort or skill to obtain.
Huge piles of shells have been discovered by
the remains of campsites suggesting that snails,
barnacles, shellfish and crab played an important
role in their diets.
The Arawak society was hierarchical and
peaceful. Each Arawak village was the home
of related people who obeyed a hereditary
headman or chieftain. The family life was reflected
in daily village life. Property, land, food, canoes
and tools belonged to everyone in common.
Like any family, the village group shared what
was available. This lifestyle is still seen today in
smaller Indian communities scattered throughout
Venezuela. I have observed a communal lifestyle
in my travels to both Mochima and Los Testigos
where local Pineros (handcrafted wooden boats
with deep hulls) are shared by fishermen.
My guide in Tovar, Jaime Escribens, told me
that powerful Arawak warrior/shaman/chiefs and
their followers used “political, religious and trade
migratory strategies” by following sacred water
routes in Venezuela during the eighteenth century
to evade or challenge the European colonial
system as of resistance. European documents also
describe powerful Arawakan-speaking groups
as associated with each other through trading
networks, Indian rebellions, and sacred places.
Of the five members of the Caribbean branch of
Arawakan language family, only three remain—
Arawak, Garifuna, and Wayuu.
Cruising in the southern Caribbean is definitely
a study in other cultures and adds adventure, as
well as knowledge, to our lives.
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Sunfish and Opti sailors and
windsurfers launch from
Bonaire’s waterfront
L
ast year the Bonaire Regatta celebrated its 40th birthday with a
bang. But as Race Director Elvis Martinus says with a grin, “Life
begins at 40,” since this year, for the first time, the Caribbean Sailing
Association (CSA) has sanctioned the event. CSA officials will be
on site measuring boats and having a presence with officials—a relationship
that creates an even more professional sailing event. Martinus is anticipating
more attendance this year due to the new rating system, and already the
CSA has been visiting Venezuela and the ABC islands measuring boats for
the Regatta.
Elvis Martinus is hard to miss with his towering height, his infectious smile and
his passion for life. Be it on the dance floor, at his windsurf shop Bonaire Windsurf,
or running one of the many events he organizes, Martinus is a local celebrity.
Many consider him one of the founding fathers of windsurfing in Bonaire—a
sport that features prominently in Bonaire Regatta week’s competitions.
Martinus comes from a seafaring family—his grandfather and father
were both men of the sea, fishing and sailing boats. Elvis followed in their
footsteps, earning his nickname “Piskechi,” a Papiamento word for a type of
small local fish. Elvis Martinus was the national windsurf champion in the late
80s. Today, he runs several local windsurf events, a Pro event, Pro Kids (www.
prokidsfreestyle.com) and, of course, the Bonaire Regatta.
The other key Regatta mover & shaker is General Coordinator Byron
Tromp. His father, the late Niki Tromp, was one of the founders of the Regatta
when it was initiated under the auspices of the Tourism sector 41 years ago.
Tromp explains that the event was always held in October during low season
to bring in tourism and, thanks to Bonaire being outside the hurricane belt,
it is also a safe time for a sailing event. The dates have stuck and the Bonaire
Regatta, already a favorite event for the ABC Islands and South America,
reaches a new level of prestige being aligned with the CSA.
Tromp, responsible for the social functions of the event, promises one
of the island’s best festivals this October. Sports Week will be celebrated
the same week, hosting domino tournaments and softball games to name
just a few. An instrumental driving force in bringing windsurf events and
successful regattas to Bonaire, Tromp’s enthusiasm is evident when he
reflects on Regattas, past and present.
The team of Martinus and Tromp, leading the Bonaire Sailing
Foundation into a new era, promises a fun and festive Bonaire Regatta 2008.
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BONAIRE
the BONAIRE
REGATTA
October 5 to 11:
“LIFE BEGINS AT 40” WITH
MARTINUS & TROMP AT THE HELM
BY ANN L. PHELAN
Key movers & shakers
Elvis Martinus (left)
and Byron Tromp
Sergey Boer’s Curacao
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and Budget Marine
Aanbreng Race
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THE BROWN PELICAN:
His Pouch Can Hold More Than His Belly Can
An immature pelican gives
us a nice look at his unique
feet and remnant egg tooth
You would think that once a pelican has a fish
securely in its pouch it would be safe from piracy,
but not so—gulls will try to steal the fish right out
of the pelican’s pouch. The pelican itself, however,
is not above stealing fish from other seabirds or
taking handouts from fishing boats.
Brown pelicans often fly low over the water
in long lines taking advantage of the lift from
the water and the lift from the slip stream of
the bird in front. Brown pelicans hunt from the
air and plunge dive into the water using their
pouches as nets. Pelicans eat small fish as well
as crustaceans.
The brown pelican has a six and one-half foot
wingspan and weighs eight to 11 pounds. The
distinctive 12-inch bill has a large fleshy pouch
that is used as a fish net, an aide in mate attraction
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I WAS ENJOYING my coffee in the cockpit and watching
another gorgeous Caribbean sunrise when I heard a
great splash from behind me. A brown pelican was
successful in its dive and was bobbing his head up
and down to move the fish from the pouch of his
basket-like beak into his gullet. Water drained from
tthe corners of its mouth during what looked like a neckstretching exercise…I guess he needed to do something
stre
with the water in his pouch because his stomach certainly
wit
could not hold the fish and the three gallons he had just
cou
scooped up.
and a cooling device. When the pelican gets too
hot, it opens its bill and flutters the sides of its
pouch. The tooth like structure at the tip of the bill
is used as an “egg tooth” to open the egg and, after
hatching, serves as a tool for preening feathers.
Pelicans are long lived (25-30 years) and their
plumage changes as they mature. For the first few
years, immature brown pelicans are grayish brown
and as they mature, they develop a white head
and neck. Breeding adults have dark chestnut
hind-necks and a yellow patch at the base of the
fore-neck. All pelicans—and no other birds—
have a totipalmate foot or “oar foot,” one in which
all four toes, including the hind one, are united by
a web of skin.
Brown pelicans build rough stick nests in
colonies adjacent to coastal areas. The nest can be
built on the ground, in a tree (often mangroves)
or in a bush.
Brown pelicans were on the US Endangered
Species list from 1970 to 1984. The widespread
use of DDT caused eggshell thinning and a severe
decline the population. The ban on DDT led to
a population recovery and the antics of brown
pelicans can now be enjoyed at many anchorages
in the Caribbean.
Devi Sharp is a retired wildlife biologist and is exploring
the birds of the Caribbean with her husband Hunter on
their sailboat Arctic Tern.
Chuck Shipley is a former professor of computer science
and an avid amateur photographer. He and his wife
Barbara live aboard their trawler Tusen Takk II in
the Caribbean.
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Gazing Balls in the Sea
B Y B E C K Y A . B AU E R
PHOTO COURTESY OF HAPLOCHROMIS
M
y first thought upon seeing my very first sea pearl clinging to a reef off the coast of
Honduras on my first ever salt water dive was that our dive master was playing another
joke. Earlier in the dive, he signaled me to stop at the entrance to a cave while he
swam above me shredding an entire loaf of bread. As soon as the bread crumbs began
drifting about my head, I found myself in the middle of a huge, disorienting, swirling
ball made up of thousands of small fish that had rushed out of the cave.
Now here was the dive master once again, signaling me to stop as he
pointed to an orb, approximately the size of a tennis ball, that appeared to
be some kind of gazing ball much like the larger ones seen in gardens. I
was not going to fall for another of his jokes so I ignored the ball and swam
on. Soon I began seeing more of them and decided they might warrant a
closer look, given that our fearless leader had no way of carrying that many
balls to surreptitiously seed along the reef for the benefit of unsuspecting
new divers.
When the dive ended and we were all back onboard the boat, I asked
our leader from whence the silvery balls had come, assuming that they
were manmade, not naturally-occurring. Jessie advised that they were
sea pearls, also known as “sailors’ eyeballs,” an alga from a group commonly
called bubble algae. Further research that night revealed that early mariners
named this particular bubble algae “sailors’ eyeballs” after peering into the
water and seeing what seemed to be eyes peering back at them! Others
called it sea pearl due to its resemblance to a fine Tahitian pearl.
The sea pearl or sailor’s eyeball algae are considered the largest of the
bubble algae with each of them being a single celled photosynthetic
organism; one single cell the size of a tennis ball at their maximum.
Ventricaria ventricosa, or Valonia ventricosa, lives only in salt water and is
found throughout the Caribbean, north through Florida, south to Brazil, and
in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. As with most algae, the sea pearl is green;
however, due to the loss of visible coloration as one descends through the
water column they can appear to be silver, teal, or even blackish. Generally,
sea pearls have a reflective characteristic due to the cellulose structure in
the cell walls but they are often covered in other algal species leaving them
looking rather whitish and fuzzy.
Not only is the single celled sea pearl the largest of the bubble algae but it is
also thought to be one of the largest single-celled organisms in the world. The
globe-like body or vesicle, aka the thallus, is anchored to a substrate by minute
hair-like appendages called rhizoids that create a surprisingly strong hold. The
roundish shape of the sea pearl is maintained by the water-filled thallus.
Due to its size, the large, single celled sea pearl has long been an object
of scientific study. According to a report from Cornell University published
in Nature, a scientific journal, early studies of the cell walls of mature
sea pearl alga produced a wealth of information on cellulose, the main
component in the cell walls of alga and plants as well as information on how
cell walls develop. As most of us know, plant-sourced celluloid became a
key ingredient in plastics, lacquers, synthetic fibers, paper, cardboard, and
even gunpowder.
Current studies include the electrophysiology (branch of medicine
related to the study of electrical activity in living things) of sea pearls and
the unique single celled, multinuclear structure of this macro algae. Perhaps
we will one day read that, thanks to the little gazing balls in the sea, science
has redefined the accepted definition of a cell…one cell, one nucleus; not so
with the sea pearls.
After 30 years as a wild and domestic animal rescuer, rehabber, and educator in the
states, Becky Bauer became a scuba instructor and award-winning journalist covering
the marine environment in the Caribbean. She is a contributing photographer
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CHARTERING
BOAT SHOWS Ring in
Caribbean’s Charter Yacht Season
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
Yachts line the docks at Yacht Haven Grande
The goal of a charter yacht show, says Lucille
Frye, an organizer of the MYBA St. Maarten
Charter Show, is “to provide agents with the
best possible opportunity to get to know the
fleet of available luxury charter yachts and their
crews. To do that we need to provide the best
possible setting and environment, make sure
that the yachts are well presented and correctly
grouped, the crews comfortable with the format
and security, the events planned to showcase the
best of the yachts, and the organization smooth
and flawless to ensure that agents can achieve as
much as possible in the shortest possible time.”
The pre-holiday timing of the shows is a plus,
says Sarah Sebastian, coordinator of the Antigua
Charter Yacht Show. “There are few tourists or
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other persons present and the area is totally
taken up with yachts, crews, and show attendees,
making the networking possibilities enumerable.”
Shows also showcase the destinations and
affiliated marine groups in each destination.
Janet Oliver, administrator at the Charter Yacht
Society of the BVI, says, “One of the goals of our show
is to highlight the BVI as a destination of choice.”
Brokers get a chance to meet old and
new crew at charter yacht shows
PHOTOS BY DEAN BARNES
C
harter yachts—mega &
minis, mono & multihulls,
power & sail—flock to
the Caribbean come fall.
And it is the annual
shows in the British and
U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Maarten and
Antigua that serve as the vital link in
connecting these floating resorts with
the sales staff that markets them to a
global clientele.
It’s an opportunity to invite and hear from
speakers representing the local and federal
government, says Erik Ackerson, the new director
of the Virgin Islands Charteryacht League (VICL),
in St. Thomas, “as well as the hotel and tourism
association, local ecology representatives and
other vendors from both the Virgin Islands and
U.S. mainland who represent marine products and
services beneficial to our industry.”
To kick off the season of shows, the BVI
anticipates hosting 60 to 65 yachts at its 27th
Annual BVI Boat Show at Village Cay Marina.
Oliver says,“Newcomers to the industry understand
it is a necessity to be in the show in order to be
considered by charter yacht brokers for the season.
Well established yachts use the show to debut new
crew. Even without a changeover of crew, established
charter yachts remain committed to doing the show
either every year or every other year so brokers can be
assured the excellent condition of the yacht has been
maintained and the crew remains enthusiastic.”
Over 50 yachts were registered for the 47th
Annual Antigua Charter Yacht Show as of August,
says Sebastian. “We are expecting our usual 100plus yachts.”
Early indications are that some 40 yachts will
exhibit in the MYBA St. Maarten Charter Show.
“The year on year gain has been in size and quality
of the yachts. From 2006 to 2007 our fleet of large
motor yachts more than doubled,” says Frye. “The
disappointing trend has been in the sailboat
category, with only one entrant last year. On the
other hand, that yacht left extremely pleased with
quite a few charters booked during the show and
we hope to get the message out to sailboats that
there is an advantage to being here.”
Over 100 brokers primarily from the U.S., UK,
and Canada typically attend the BVI Boat Show.
“It remains to be seen whether the reduction
in flights into the islands will hugely impact our
attendance this year,” says Oliver.
Some 350 brokers, hailing from throughout
Europe and the US mainland, and from Australia,
New Zealand, Bali, Thailand, Galapagos, Cuba and
more attend the Antigua Yacht Show.
Meanwhile, St. Maarten is looking forward to
greater broker turnout this year, says Frye. “In 2007,
brokers were up by 50 percent over 2006, and most
of this increase came from European brokers. The
American contingent has been faithful attendees
over the years. I think this year we’re probably
looking at a maximum of 10 percent increase over
last year.”
New this year, “we have added an additional
day to our show,” says the BVI’s Oliver. “There will
be four days of viewing yachts and meeting with
the crew. This year too, there will be a day for
brokers to enjoy cocktails aboard participating
yachts. We always change the location of our
Gala Dinner and this year it will be held at and
sponsored by Nanny Cay.”
This year’s noteworthy speaker line-up at
the VICL show includes Congresswoman Donna
Christensen, yacht racing legend Peter Holmberg,
Governor John deJongh, and maritime lawyer
Mike Fitzsimmons. “We’ll be hosting a black and
white reception with the Governor, Commissioner
of Tourism and local VIPs on November 10,” says
Ackerman. “A Hawaiian Luau on the green at
Yacht Haven Grande is planned for the evening of
November 12th.”
CARIBBEAN FALL CHARTER
YACHT & BOAT SHOW CALENDAR
NOVEMBER 5-8, 2008
DECEMBER 4-9, 2008
27th Annual BVI Boat Show
Village Cay Marina, Tortola
Charter Yacht Society of the BVI
Tel/Fax: 284-494-6017
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.bvicrewedyachts.com
47th Annual Antigua Charter Yacht Show
Nelson’s Dockyard Marina, Falmouth Harbour
Marina, Antigua Yacht Club Marina
Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting
Tel: 268-460-1059, 268-764-5951
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.antiguayachtshow.com
NOVEMBER 10-12, 2008
34th Annual VICL Fall Charteryacht Show
Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas
Virgin Islands Charteryacht League
Tel: 340-774-3944
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.vicl.org
Antigua’s Sebastian says, “We have a new Chefs
Competition format lined up this year.”
Finally, the St. Maarten show will be shortened
this year by half a day due to popular request.
“This makes scheduling extra events a little tricky,”
says Frye. “Nevertheless we will be adding a few
seminars through the show.”
Frye adds, “One of the bigger breakthroughs
here in St. Maarten has been achieved with the
DECEMBER 6-9, 2008
2nd Annual MYBA St. Maarten Charter Show
Port de Plaisance
MYBA
Tel: + (599) 544-2436
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.mybacaribbeanshow.com
government of the Netherlands Antilles softening
their strict visa policy and accepting Seamen’s
books at least for the period of the show. This
development bodes well for the megayacht
season on the island in general.”
Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
based marine writer and registered dietitian.
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CHARTERING
TOP 2009 TREND:
Yacht Charter Industry Goes
ʻGREENʼ
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
Sun, sand and sea are key elements to a charter yacht
vacation. Itʼs no wonder then that the industry is trending
toward a variety of ways to protect these natural assets
and going ʻgreenʼ in the process.
N
arendra‘Seth’Sethia, base manager for Barefoot Yacht Charters headquartered
in Blue Lagoon, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, says, “The environment is
probably the most important thing we have. This is particularly so in an
island nation that depends on it for its livelihood.”
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY CHARTER YACHTS
On the powerboat front, Van Perry, product manager for The Moorings, based in Clearwater, FL, says,
“Our new power yachts, 474PC and 372PC, are both extremely fuel-efficient and are the most fuel
efficient of any power yacht in their class.”
Perry adds, “We are also continually examining our new yacht designs to allow for future incorporation
of such items as solar power for battery charging and improved power management systems to reduce
the amount of time that engines or generators need to be run in order to charge the batteries.”
Sailing yachts, which depend on the wind, are inherently friendlier on the environment than
powerboats, says Nicola Massey, Tortola, BVI-based marketing manager for Horizon Yacht Charters. To
strengthen that positioning, Massey adds, “We use environmentally friendly Micron 66 bottom paint.
Also, all of our yachts are equipped with holding tanks.”
HELPING CHARTER GUESTS RESPECT THE CARIBBEAN ECOSYSTEM
Despite best intentions, says Barefoot’s Sethia, “many visitors—and locals—leave more than just
footprints. Garbage, proper waste disposal, reef protection, depletion of vegetation as a result of
weather, livestock or human intervention are all issues.”
In response, Sethia adds, “We’ve drawn up a ‘pledge” that we are asking charterers to sign at the start
of their charter. While many folks may not strictly follow the guidelines, the very fact that we ask them
to sign it does at least raise their level of awareness. We’re also handing out small potted casuarina and
palm plants and are giving them to guests, asking that they plant them somewhere in the Grenadines.
Palm Island used to be called Prune Island and was a mosquito-infested swamp until Johnny Caldwell
did the same thing with his palms.”
At Horizon Yacht Charters, Massey says, “During the chart briefings we explain the importance of
respecting the coral and the sea, for example, no anchoring in coral heads. All boats receive a brochure
on ‘Year of the Reef’, which explains efforts globally to encourage coral growth.”
The Moorings offers organized children’s programs, day sails and clean-ups, says Perry, “to cultivate a
respect for the environment in the Caribbean as well as several bases worldwide.”
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ʻGREENʼ MARINAS
Sailing is an inherently green activity, and the
places we sail are some of the most beautiful and
fragile in the world, says The Moorings’ Perry. “As a
result, we protect these delicate ecosystems with
on-going efforts and improvements in policies,
systems and facilities.”
For example, Perry explains, “In the British
Virgin Islands where rainfall is scarce, we make
water from the ocean with a new 65,000 gallon
a day desalination plant built for our facility with
two 100,000 gallon cisterns to serve as storage.
In addition, our laundry operation recycles water
with a special treatment system that re-uses, and
thereby saves, 12,000 gallons of water daily.”
Water conservation is also of concern in St.
Vincent. Barefoot’s Sethia says, “We’ve recently
installed a state-of-the-art sewage disposal
system that produces almost potable water ‘at the
other end’. Most places here have old-fashioned
soak-aways and leach fields rather than proper
disposal systems. We’re also collecting rainwater
in 500-gallon tanks and we use this for watering
our grounds rather than using mains supply.”
New marina construction in the Caribbean
has its share of ‘green’ attributes. Bob Hathaway,
marina manager at The Marina at Marigot Bay,
St. Lucia, explains, “The marina was constructed
with minimum impact on the environment. For
example, the docks were designed in such away
that the entire Marigot Bay mangrove system was
undisturbed and additional mangroves have been
planted to accelerate the growth of the reserve.”
“The Marina operates strict regulations in
relation to the operation of on-board sewage
systems, bilge cleaning and fuelling to ensure
that the local environment remains pristine,” says
Hathaway. “The Government of Saint Lucia has
recently signed the Cartagena Convention on
marine water pollution and the Marina is actively
participating in the creation of a Recreational Water
Quality Standard in a project being conducted by
the Caribbean Environmental Health Institute.”
In February, Island Global Yachting (IGY)
announced it had been chosen to operate the new
Turks & Caicos Yacht Club (TCYC) at the Nikki Beach
Resort & Spa on the Turks and Caicos. The TCYC will
be one of the world’s first eco-marinas, designed
to protect and preserve the pristine water in which
it sets. “In addition to exceeding all 22 Guidance
Notes to the Blue Flag Marina Criteria, an ecomarina must be designed, built, maintained and
operated to be protective of the ecology beneath
the waters in which it sets,” says Chuck Smith, IGY’s
Florida-based director of public relations.
Beyond this, Smith says IGY’s upcoming green
initiatives include: clean marina standards based
on US and International standards; operations
SOP’s for environmental emergencies; list of
approved eco-friendly cleaners and products for
use at facilities; volunteerism and environmental
education at IGY facilities; and promotion of
sustainable materials and renewable energy.
The High Price of Fuel & Charter Yachting
Skyrocketing fuel costs are having a ripple effect in many areas of our lives;
yet yachting is something that doesn’t appear to have been too negatively
affected – at least yet.
Nicola Massey, Tortola, BVI-based marketing manager for Horizon Yacht
Charters, says, “As fuel usage for sailing yachts is negligible, the only way that
high fuel prices will affect us is via the increasing cost of air flights to reach
our destinations.”
“We are seeing our power yacht customers motor less. We are very
conscious of the fuel efficiency of our yachts,” says Van Perry, product
manager for The Moorings, based in Clearwater, FL.
The higher end yachts are unlikely to be affected, adds Keats Compton,
president of the Caribbean Marine Association. “They’ll move at 12 instead
of 15 knots, as time is hardly of the essence. The smaller boats, including
regional aficionados may travel less frequently.”
Potential challenges aside, the dramatic increase in fuel prices offers
new opportunities, Compton says. “Alternative energy sources are at least
now being seriously considered, and there is no reason why bio-diesel
conversion couldn’t be considered on an industry-wide scale.”
On July 27, the 100 percent bio-fuel powered Earthrace broke the world
powerboat speed record for circumnavigation of the globe.
Compton adds, “If persuaded to embrace bio-fuels, the islands could
become an attractive proposition for fuel purchases. The question is, who
will persuade the individuals referred to above to convert? Perhaps we can
suggest this as a topic at the next Superyacht Symposium!”
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C R U I S I N G & C I R C U M N AV I G AT I N G
Aves Island
BY PETER MUILENBURG
After spending most his life in, on,
and by the sea, Peter Muilenburg
wrote “Adrift on a Sea of Blue Light,”
Visit his website www.sailBreath.com
However, the early summer weather had grown
flat calm and our boat, en route to Venezuela, was
going nowhere and rolling scupper to scupper.
Her crew longed for some dry land even if it were
just a scrap. We decided that instead of burning up
all our fuel getting to the island of Margarita, we
would stop there a little and take a look around
at this notorious spot. We were about 10 miles to
leeward, so we altered course and steamed full
speed ahead to the little island.
My passengers were three nephrologists—that
is to say, kidney doctors, high powered professionals
whom I wanted to impress at this beginning of
a three-week trip. This was in the days before
GPS, back when navigation required a sextant
and tables and art and judgment to determine
where you were on the ocean. It was called
celestial navigation and it was not something that
anybody’s dog could be trained to do.
Something dear has been lost, like so much
else in the modern world which has stripped life of
its subtleties and its mysteries by doing everything
for us and rendering the art of navigation a matter
of pressing a button on a plastic magic card—
which also functions as a camera, a wristwatch, a
computer and a washer/dryer.
It certainly added to the mystique of the
Captain’s authority when he brought out the
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We had no intentions of stopping at Aves Îsland. Rather we were
trying to give it a wide berth in the way most boats do. After all,
the island is low and centered in the midst of a lethal web like a
spider waiting for ships’ blood. Located about 100 miles west of
Guadeloupe, it lies astraddle their course between St. Thomas
and Grenada as well as half a dozen other major routes, with an
unreliable light when there has been a light at all. For centuries the
island has been a joker in the pack of Eastern Caribbean traffic.
precious instrument, “sextant,” like something
whose mysterious power one had to handle
gingerly lest it burn him, then peered through a
tube to discern the future, then consulted with his
numerologies and ciphers, then plotted lines and
angles and arcane arithmetics—all of which so
baffled the uninitiated that they kept themselves
well in check and particularly looked to the welfare
of the Captain, at least well out of sight of land.
I played my part wishing to impress the three
professionals and they were duly impressed when
I spoke with authority, pointed towards the east
southeast, and declared that land was imminent. I
was justified as the dark smudge appeared on the
surface of the sea.
As the island grew in size, we made out—like
smoke above it—a great quarrel of birdlife rising
and falling, circling and weaving, in and out of
landing and taking off. As we got closer, we began
to hear the noises of the birds, raucous calling and
mewling, the boobies in their nests croaking and
creaking like mangroves being rubbed together in
a strong wind. The skittering cry of the terns and
the seagulls’ manic mirthless laughter, a sound that
invokes salt spray and far-off climes.
We got up close, carefully watching the color of
seawater over the sand, and soon found ourselves
in about 15 feet of water moving gently to the
swell. We could see the swell was coming from
both sides of the island so we anchored by bow
and stern to help keep us facing the ways as well,
which, being done, we found was good. Then we
sat around taking in our surroundings, very low
surf washing the strand, the myriads of birds of
various description sounding off to the heavens.
At a distance down the beach, a strange
structure loomed over the shallows. It looked
like a rough and ready version of a moon-lander,
but huge...it had six feet or legs that were clearly
made out of big barrels filled with cement holding
at their top a platform which appeared to be
a big container with holes punched in for airconditioning. Just as we were concentrating on
this rust-stained artifact—an earth-lander for all we
knew—a man came out the door and down the
long steps to the dry sand, scattering birds from
their closely-packed perches on the handrails.
Around the bend in the beach, he ran toward a
small dinghy, jumped in the water, and stroked
out like Johnny Weissmuller. We welcomed him
aboard and offered him a glass of wine.
The man’s name was Jorge Torre and he was
a Venezuelan Marine Biologist. He and a cohort
had spent the year here and he explained that
the outpost contained soldiers but no Customs.
He helped us finish another bottle of wine
I looked where he was pointing where the surf
met the land and something scuttled in the surf
zone—something translucent with two raised
black eyes and large claws deployed for a killing.
The surf line was inhabited with them.
“Look,” pointed Jorge, and we saw on closer
inspection that the very ground we stood upon
was littered with small bodies, baby turtles, each
one perfectly formed and adorable—except that
their eyes and brains had been neatly eaten out
from the top of their heads. I picked one up and
stared at it, mesmerized by the horror that must
have suffused the last seconds of the baby’s life.
Unavoidable, unavoidable death had met the
little creature like scores of its nest mates around
me, waylaid and butchered in their desperate
bolt for survival.
I thought of the Dark Ages, of peasants tending
their little plots of land when over a hill came a
troop of mounted men armed for battle, hardened
men, hard of sinew and hard of heart, wielding
cold sharp steel against uplifted hands—and yet
another injustice was added to the o’er-stuffed
ledger of such atrocities.
and then offered to guide us around the little
island that night.
“Would you care to see turtles laying eggs
on the beach?” he asked, to which we answered
enthusiastically, and so a couple hours after
dark, we found ourselves squatting on the sand
swatting mosquitoes and looking for the Mama
green turtle. It was about 10 o’clock when we saw
a darker blackness in the water rise up and come
huffing onto the soft hardness of sand leaving
tracks for all the world like tractor treads.
I remember that night spent watching on
that mid-Caribbean speck, where turtle after
turtle appeared at the ocean’s edge like black
boulders moving out of the dark surf. Their
painstaking clamber stays with me—out of their
element as they panted with effort, heaving their
great weight forward up the low beach with
their flippers.
Then, in precisely the right layer of sand deep
enough to dig a neat firm-sided hole—not too
wet and not too dry—it excavated a perfect
hole with its hind right flipper, as though it were
fashioned for the purpose, which of course it was.
It remains one of Nature’s enobling mysteries
how turtles find their way across oceanic drifts of
wind and current to the very spot of their birth
to lay their eggs. We stayed awake a long time
that night, mulling over in our minds images
of those sad-eyed, wise creatures too good for
this world.
In the morning, we met Jorge on the beach
and he motioned us over to see a nest that had
just hatched that morning. Jorge had put a fence
around the nest because it was too likely to be
washed away, the mother having done a less than
perfect job in situating the eggs. Since first light
they had been struggling frantically to get past
the fence. I scooped three of them in my palm
and watched them struggle.
“We are a restraining them for their own good,”
Jorge said. “They’ll never get past the barriers that
nature puts up against them this morning. See
those birds circling about overhead? If one gets a
clear dive at any of these turtles, that’s one less to
make it to the sea—and the same goes for those
ghost crabs, did you notice them?”
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CARIBBEAN DINING & PROVISIONING
CHARTER PROVISIONING:
What to Know
Before You Go
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
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Caribbean specialties: fresh fruit for breakfast—and for island-style cocktails
St. Thomas stores like the Fruit Bowl, which doubled in size this year, near Yacht Haven
Grande Marina, stock fresh and organic ingredients. Left to right, James Clark, Marty
Goldberg and Dave Goldberg
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FOR REVVING UP AN APPETITE.
guests hire a chef. I find this somewhat surprising as it can’t be very tempting
to have to spend part of your vacation sweating and toiling in a galley.”
There are many advantages to having a chef, Sethia adds. “The Chef will
know the best places to provision en route. In places like St Vincent & The
Grenadines, there can be significant cost savings by knowing where to get
what rather than simply buying everything under one roof. The Chef will also
know where to source the best quality items.”
“The only real potential disadvantage that I can think of is having
someone aboard that you don’t know and may not get along with,” Sethia
says. “Although, I think that most charter companies are careful about
employing only people who are easy to get along with.”
CHEF ON BOARD
Chef or no chef, says Nicola Massey, Tortola, BVI-based marketing manager
for Horizon Yacht Charters. “It really depends on personal preference. Some
guests want to just sit back and relax. They don’t want to worry about meals,
so they hire a cook.”
Narendra ‘Seth’ Sethia, base manager for Barefoot Yacht Charters,
headquartered in Blue Lagoon, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, says, “Twentytwo percent of our overall business is fully crewed and these guests obviously
have a chef. But of bareboat and skipper-only charters, less than one percent of
PROVISIONING PACKAGES
The percentage of customers using provisioning packages varies between
what guests are familiar with and where they are going to be cruising.
However, says Van Perry, produce manager for The Moorings, based in
Clearwater, FL, “For Americans going to the Caribbean, the majority of our
customers buy provisions from us and cook for themselves. They recognize
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It’s no wonder that meal times are one of the most pleasant
parts of a charter. Just as there are choices when it comes
to destination and type of vessel, so there are choices
with provisioning. You can ‘do-it-yourself’, hire a chef,
or opt for something in the middle. Here are some tips to
help select what’s right for you.
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DO-IT-YOURSELF
The advantage of shopping for yourself is the ability to pick out exactly
what you want and need, and the opportunity for serendipity that local
markets provide.
For those who do want to shop and have a late-arriving flight, says
Sunsail’s Tucci, “We offer Sundowner and Sunriser packages. The Sundowner
offers cold beer chilling in your fridge as well as tasty snacks that will feed
four. The Sunriser is a breakfast that contains essentials such as coffee, tea,
milk and croissants for four.”
The do-it-yourself option is best in destinations where supermarkets are
plentiful, well stocked and relatively close to the marinas. This is the case in
the U.S. Virgin Islands—check out Four Seasons Farms, Marina Market, Plaza
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the benefits of being able to order food and beverages in advance and
having us place them on the boats and stowed appropriately prior to
their arrival.”
Josephine Tucci, product manager for Sunsail, also based in Clearwater,
FL, and owned by the UK’s First Choice Holdings, Ltd. (as is The Moorings),
says, “We offer a number of provisioning packages to our customers, which
can be booked and paid for in advance of the vacation. For example, our Dine
Ashore package is for those who like to take a break from preparing evening
meals. This option includes six breakfasts, six lunches and six snacks…and
one dinner. This way, guests can really immerse themselves in the local
culture and sample the dining that each destination has to offer.”
Provisioning packages reflect a huge array of choice, says Horizon’s Massey.
“The packages have plenty of choice to reflect all sorts of special diets.”
The Moorings Perry adds, “We are working on developing some additional
provisioning package options that provide more healthy options for customers.”
Packages may come with nifty opportunities. Barefoot’s Sethia says, “We
offer packages of home-cooked Indian and Malaysian meals. We also offer
pre-cooked English meals from a private company called Galley Gourmet.
Selections might include Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Honey & Prunes,
Red Hot Ribs, or Three Cheese Beef Lasagna.”
Some charterers opt to do their own shopping and cooking
Extra, Gourmet Gallery and the Fruit Bowl—and the British Virgin Islands—
Bobby’s Supermarket, Rite Way and Ample Hamper, for example.
Many charterers like to shop for wines, cheeses, croissants and other
imported specialty items in St. Maarten. Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, Grenada and
Trinidad are other islands where both supermarkets and local markets are
easily available—and tempting.
Remember that many islands you’ll visit have terrific restaurants you may
want to sample. Ask your charter company if it offers split provisioning which
gives additional flexibility for sailors who want to either shop for themselves
or eat out often. After you book, the company will mail you an item-byitem checklist for items they offer for provisioning. Consider pre-ordering a
seven-day supply of just the heaviest items: bottled water, soft drinks, beer,
wine, or liquor. They’ll be delivered to your chartered boat when you board,
and all you’ll have to tote back from shopping expeditions are lighter-weight
groceries—and fresh bags of ice.
Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and
registered dietitian.
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AVOCADO EGGS
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes (microwave)
Serves: 4
2 Tbsp. butter
Medium onion, finely chopped
1/2 tsp. dried crushed red pepper
1 Tbsp. flour
1/2 cup light cream
Salt and pepper
2 ripe avocados, peel, seed and mash
4 boiled eggs, peeled and sliced
4 English muffins, split, buttered and
broiled (keep warm)
Ham slices or cooked bacon
Combine butter, onion, and red pepper in a glass bowl.
Microwave until limp, about 2 minutes. Add flour,
cream, salt and pepper. Cook 1 minute, and stir to
make a cream sauce. Add avocados and heat about a
minute. Add eggs and heat through another minute or
two. Place one muffin on each plate and spoon “green”
mixture over. Serve with ham or bacon slices.
ROAST CHICKEN BREASTS
WITH TOMATOES
AND GARBANZO BEANS
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4
1/3 cup extra-virgin oil
6 garlic cloves, pressed
1 Tbsp. paprika
1-1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. dried crushed red pepper
1/2 plain yogurt
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
Salt and pepper
1 (15-oz) can garbanzo beans
(chick peas) drained and rinsed
2 cups cherry tomatoes
Preheat oven to 375ºF. Mix first 5 ingredients in
medium-size bowl; whisk in yogurt and mix in 1/2
cup cilantro. Place chicken in a large roasting pan
and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place beans and
tomatoes over and around the chicken. Spoon spiced
oil and yogurt mixture over all. Roast until chicken is
cooked through, about 20 minutes. Serve on individual
plates and sprinkle with remaining cilantro.
Note: Serve with rice and a green vegetable
POT STICKERS, SNAP
PEAS, CARROTS & BEAN
SPROUTS SALAD
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 12 minutes
Serves: 4
1 (1lb) bag frozen pot stickers
3 medium-size carrots sliced
1/2 lb. sugar snap peas, trimmed
1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
1 Tbsp. sesame oil
2 cups bean sprouts
1/2 cup roasted peanuts, chopped
3 scallions, chopped
Fill a large saucepan with about 1-inch of water and fit
with a steamer basket. Bring water to a boil. Place the
pot stickers in basket and steam for 4 minutes. Add
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carrots for 2 minutes, then snap peas for another
2 minutes until pot stickers are cooked and
vegetables tender.
In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce and sesame
oil. Divide the bean sprouts among 4 bowls and
top with post stickers and vegetables. Sprinkle with
peanuts and scallions. Serve with sauce.
COD WITH BEANS,
CORN, AND PESTO
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 12 minutes
Serves: 4
4 (6 oz) pieces of cod fillet
(about 1-inch thick) skin removed
Salt and pepper
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 lb. (2-1/2 cups) green beans cut in half
1 leek (white and green parts), sliced into half moons
1 cup of corn kernels, fresh or frozen (thawed)
3 Tbsp. pesto
Garnish: Fresh lemon wedges
Season cod with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a cast iron
skillet over medium-high heat. Cook until the undersides
are golden, about 3 minutes. Turn the cod and scatter
the green beans and leek around it. Add 1/4-cup water,
cover, and cook until the vegetables are just tender and
the fish is opaque throughout, about 3 minutes.
Transfer cod to individual warmed plates. Stir the corn
into the green beans, cover and cook for 1 minute. Stir in
the pesto and serve with cod and fresh lemon wedges.
QUICK SHRIMP CREOLE
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, pressed
1 green bell pepper, peeled, seeded, and chopped
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
1 Tbsp. butter
1 cup tomatoes, chopped
2/3 cup tomato sauce
1 tsp. thyme
1 bay leaf
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1 Tbsp. parsley
2 tsp. sugar
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 lb. medium size shrimp, cooked
In an iron-clad skillet, sauté onion, garlic, green
pepper, and celery in butter for about 5 minutes. Add
remaining ingredients, except shrimp, and simmer
for 20 minutes. Add shrimp to heat through, about 5
minutes. Serve over rice.
VEAL WITH GINGER WINE SAUCE
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4
Veal scallops
1/2 cup flour
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup butter
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 cup Stone’s Green Ginger Wine
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup heavy cream
Garnish: Parsley and lemon twists
Dust veal with flour, salt and pepper. Heat butter in a
cast-iron skillet and sauté veal until brown on both sides.
Remove and arrange on a warm serving dish and keep
warm in oven. Add remaining flour to skillet and brown.
Add ginger wine gradually. Bring to boil, reduce heat and
simmer about 5 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and cream;
reheat. Season to taste. Pour over veal. Garnish.
EASY SIRLOIN STRIPS
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 6 minutes
Serves: 4
4 (8 oz) strip steaks
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
4 garlic cloves, pressed
Salt and pepper to taste
Tenderize steaks. Add salt and pepper. Rub in garlic
and 1 Tbsp. barbecue sauce into each steak. Grill or
barbecue to desired doneness. Serve with Potatoes Au
Gratin and Grated Zucchini, followed by Dump Cake.
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GIB’SEA 51 2003
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5 Cabins/5 Heads
Located in Tortola, B.V.I.
Asking $1,490,000
“Bonaventura”
5 Cabins/5 Heads
Located in Tortola, B.V.I.
Asking $1,200,000
“Victoria”
4 Cabins/4 Heads
Located in St. Martin, F.W.I.
Asking $545,000
“Sabal”
5 Cabins/5 Heads
Located in St. Martin, F.W.I.
Asking $200,000
BENETEAU 50 2002
LEOPARD 47 2003
BAHIA 46 2001
E-LEOPARD 43 2006
“Pervenche”
4 Cabins/4 Heads
Located in Tortola, B.V.I.
Asking $190,000
“Hakuna Matata”
4 Cabins/4 Heads
Located in Belize
Asking $330,000
“Raphaella”
4 Cabins/4 Heads
Located in St. Vincent, The Grenadines
Asking $315,000
“Electric Leopard”
4 Cabins/4 Heads
Located in Tortola, B.V.I.
Asking $400,000
GIB’SEA 43 2001
LAGOON 410 2006
LEOPARD 40 2005
OCEANIS 393 2003
“Anthena”
3 Cabins/2 Heads
Located in St. Martin, F.W.I.
Asking $115,000
“Mjali”
4 Cabins/4 Heads
Located in Tortola, B.V.I.
Asking $330,000
“KD Cat”
4 Cabins/2 Heads
Located in Canouan, The Grenadines
Asking $290,000
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3 Cabins/2 Head
Located in Tortola, B.V.I.
Asking $115,000
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1992 Trintella 49a
Gorgeous!
$490K
2005 Bavaria 42
Loaded and Immaculate
175K EURO
1974/2008 GULFSTAR
MOTORSAILER.
AWESOME LIVEABOARD
WITH OFFICE!
$99K Offers
2008 125 ft Grand Banks
schooner. Gorgeous
7 Million Euro
1979 Oyster 39, centre
cockpit ketch. Refitted
and ready for blue water.
$124K Offers
WARLORD Rebel Marine
Sports fish pristine
$119K
2003 Beneteau 473
Very clean, air
conditioned.
in charter fleet $195K
1992 Kennex 445 cat.
Clean and ready to go
190K Euro
2005 Fountaine Pajot
Bahia 46. One owner
since new. Never
chartered. US$500Kk
2002 SUNSEEKER
CARMAGUE. GORGEOUS
$375K OFFERS
2006 Jaguar 36. No
expense spared. One owner
since new. Lying Spain.
1985 42 ft steel PETIT
PRINS.... INDUSTRIAL
INTERIOR GOOD
LIVEABOARD $75K
2006 JAGUAR 36.
SPOTLESS AND PRISTINE
$275K OFFERS.
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EXPEDITION CLASS
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READY TO GO $385K
2003 Voyage 50 cat.
turnkey charter or
bluewater cruise
$560K
1987 Brewer Ketch
Recent upgrades.
$99K REDUCED!
2002 Buddy Harris Cuddy
Express. 2008 Motor
2 Hours! $69K
Dynamique 62. One careful owner since new.
Quite Magnificent $845K
2003 PURSUIT 28ft.
1050 hours on 2 x 225
Four stroke Yamahas.
Very clean $79K offers.
2002 Grand Soleil 46ft
$330K ready to go.
Owner upgrading
1984 Macgreggor 65.
The stiffest and strongest mac around many
Upgrades $149K Offers
1985 Catalina Sloop.
Blue ocean ready.
Spotless. $55K
1994 Jeanneau Sun
Odyssey 47.
Clean and well kept.
129K Euro Offers!
Stunning Craddock 40
N Z built and tax paid.
Bluewater cruiser of
note. $125K Offers
1995 Jeanneau I50
Extensively upgraded.
Lying Costa Rica
$245K
1990 Carver 42. Pristine
concours condition. Must
be seen. No expense
spared. $275 Offers.
1992 25 ft Boston Whaler
Outrage. recent motors.
$36K
1992 Didey Dix Caribbea 30
Blue water Pocket Rocket
loaded $35K
1979 CSY41 sloop.
Carib Helios. Clean liveaboard blue water ready
$49K Offers
1987 37 ft Prout Elite.
new awlgrip and cruise
ready $99K
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Est. 1981
Ltd
82’ Dufour Nautitech 1995
10 cab/10 hd Tremendous
opportunity Asking 995K
55’ Tayana 55 1989
2 cab/2 hd
Center cockpit Asking 260K
51’ Morgan Out Island 1975
3 cab/2 hd Great potential
Asking 70K
48’ Barens Sea Trader 1989
2 cab/2 hd, S. African
built boat Asking 120K
48’ Sunseeker Manhattan 1997
3 cab/2 hd Immaculate
condition Asking 339K
46’ Beneteau 461 2001
2 cab /2 hd Never Chartered
Asking 199K
46’ Fountaine Pajot Bahia Cat
2003 4 cab/4 hd Great price
Asking 330K
44’ CSY Walkover 1979
2 cab/2 hd Sold w/ charter
business Asking 165K
45’ Wauquiez Amphitrite 1990
2 cab/2 hd Pilothouse
world cruiser Asking 229K
44’ Freedom 44 1982
2 cab/2 hd Beautiful interior
Asking 104K
Why are so many people buying yachts from BVI Yacht Sales?
44’ CSY Walkover 1979
2 cab/2 hd Center cockpit
Asking 84K
43’ Mason 1982
2 cab/1 hd Beautiful condition
Asking 125K
Largest Independent Yacht Brokerage in the Caribbean; more centrally listed yachts
than any other non-affiliated brokerage in the region offering wide appeal and variety.
Trusted, respected company; in business over 25 years, internet searches confirm how
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Competitive pricing; high volumes of sales require correct pricing. Our brokers research
the condition and equipment for each yacht in detail, prior to listing, to ensure pricing is
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43’ Beneteau Cyclades 2005
3 cab/3 head
Turn Key Asking 170K
43’ Hunter 430 1997
2 cab/2 hd Comfortable cruiser
Asking 130K
43’ C & C Ketch 1982
2 cab/2 hd Well equipped
Asking 90K
42’ Hershine Motoryacht 1989
4 cab/3 hd Very spacious
Asking 49K
42’ Beneteau 423 2004
3 cab/2 hd
Asking 159K
42’ Hallberg-Rassy HR-42E 1984
2 cab/2 hd Major refit
Asking 229K
41’ Hunter 410 1998
2-3 cnvrt cab/2 hd Extremely
well equipped Asking 139K
41’ Beneteau Oceanis 413 2001
3 cab/2 hd Great price
Asking 103K
40’ Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 2001
2 cab/2 hd Recent upgrades
Asking 129K
40’ Hinkley Bermuda MKII 1970
2 cab/1 hd True
classic Asking 95K
40’ Fountain Pajot Lavezzi 2003
3 cab/2 hd Owner’s Version
Asking 279K
39’ Tollycraft Fastpassage 1983
2 cab/1 hd Fast cruiser
Asking 120K
38’ Morgan 38 CC 1998
2 cab/2 hd Very spacious
Asking 99K
38’ Bavaria Ocean 38 1998
2 cab/1 hd Never
chartered Asking 139K
38’ Hunter 386 2003
2 cab/1 hd Fully
equipped Asking 109K
36’ Hatteras Sportfish/Flybridge
1983 2 cab/2 hd Twin Detroit
diesels Asking 75K
36’ Tiara S2 1985
1 cab/1 qrt. berth/1 hd
Great cruiser Asking 32K
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Less 83 2001
Exclusive 76 2008
Follow the footsteps of Jacques Cousteau and the Calypso
Worldwide Trawler, Very fuel efficient, Euro 1 600 000
Custom layout, Located in Europe,
Euro 4 420 000
Lagoon 57 1997
Cumberland 44 2004
Magic Cat 1996
Lady Paca 75 1992
5 cabs/5 heads,
Located in Mediterranean Sea,
Euro 635 000
4 guest cabins/2 crew cabins,
Located in Mediterranean Sea,
Euro 3 900 000
4 cabs/4 heads,
Located in St Thomas USVI,
US$ 689 000
Amazing charter potential,
Located in Mediterranean Sea,
Euro 750 000
Sea Ray 63 w/ Arneson Drive
Catana 582 2004
Morgan Classic 44 1989
Maryland 37 2004
45 knots. Fastest Sea ray on the
planet. Located in Florida,
US$ 549 000
4 cabins/ 4 heads + crew,
Located in Grenadines,
Euro 1 450 000
2 cabins/ 2 heads,
Located GA USA,
US$ 114 900
3 cabins/ 2 heads,
Located in Florida,
US$ 329 000
Eleuthera 60 2008
Bahia 46 2003
Lagoon 67 2004
Norseman Voyager Cat 43 1996
3cabins/ 3 heads,
Located in France,
Euro 914 000
Owner version,
Located in St Marteen,
Euro 330 000
Luxury on a catamaran,
Located in Asia,
Euro 2 200 000
4 cabins/4 heads,
Located in Martinique,
Euro 200 000
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67’ Lagoon, 1999.
8 guests + crew. Generator,
Airconditioning,new sails in ‘06.
Near perfect condition.
Charter business included with
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Asking 1.95m
57’ Lagoon 1998. 8 Guests + 2 crew. Galley
down. Finished a minor refit in Florida summer ‘06.
Shows extremely well and is completely turn key
for continuing in charter. Includes lucrative charter
business. New Listing $849,000
76’ S. African, fly-bridge catamaran.
Huge owner’s suite on deck featuring a bath
tub looking forward. Absolutely perfect for
extended cruising or charter. Hull #1 & 2
are successfully chartering in the Caribbean.
Hull #3 is ready for owner’s custom out fitting
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82’ Lagoon 1991 Refit 2006.
Up to 12 guests, 4 crew.
Every conceivable option and
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$3.75m
NEW LISTING
2007 32’ Donzi ZF
$150,000
NEW LISTING
68’ Irwin 1988. Owner’s version, 2-generators, electric furling, custom transom, one of
the last Irwin 68’s built equipped with all the
toys - extremely nice. Active crewed charter.
Asking $549,000
1990 44’ Jeanneau Sun Magic
80,000 Euros
45’ Robertson & Caine, Moorings 4500 ‘98.
Never bare boated. 4 cabins + 4 heads, galley
up, Northern Lights generator and A/C. 14’ RIB
w/50hp outboard. Very active charter business.
$349,000
37’ Island Spirit 2001.
4 double cabins+ 2 heads, galley up.
Refrigeration, furling genoa,
new interior paint. Can continue in
charter or go cruising. $165,000
47’ Mayotte 1996.
Last yacht built by Scholtz Marine before Voyage.
3 doubles + crew all with private heads.
Galley up. Shows extremely well and includes very
active charter business. Asking $449,000
St. Thomas Yacht Sales & Crewed Charters
Compass Point Marina 6300 Est. Frydenhoj, Suite 28, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. 00802
Phone: (340) 779-1660 Fax: (340) 775-4803 [email protected]
St Thomas Sales
update
40’ 1986 Hunter Legend
$49,000
43’ 1995 Hunter 430
$119,000
50’ 1978 Nautor Motorsailer
$370,000
42’ 1992 Grand Banks Trwl
$160,000
42’ 1981 Post Sportfish
$129,000
42’ 1983 Present Sundeck
$99,500
SAIL
33’ ’73 Pearson 10M sloop, refit, ....$33.5K
37’ ’78 Tayana Cutter, heavily built....... $79.9K
37’ ‘78 Endeavour Sloop loaded ............. $52K
38’ ‘90 Beneteau Sloop, AP, A/C, Cruise Ready $67K
40’ ’84 Endeavour, ready to cruise .$79.9K
40’ ’86 Hunter Legend, clean aft ckpt $49K
43’ ’79 Young Sun, Bluewater cruiser......... $95K
43’ ’95 Hunter 430 stepped transom........ $119K
44’ ’82 Ta Chiao CT, Bluewater cruiser $89.9K
44’ ’77 CSY Sloop , new rigging............ $115K
49’ ’79 Transpacific Ketch, loaded ........ $180K
50’ ‘78 Nautor Motorsailer, exlnt cond. $370K
50’ ’90 Morgan Catalina, new engine . $119.5K
POWER
14’ ’06 Aquascan Jetboat, 160HP Yamaha.. $34.9K
27’ ‘89 Mako CC, 200HP Yamahas ......... $27K
27’ ’88 Luhrs Alura, cabin, IB gas cabin.. $20K
29’ ’94 Phoenix Sport Fisher, T 225 HP Volvos..$64.5
30’ ’92 Luhrs Tournament, diesels need repair...$25K
32’
36’
36’
36’
38’
39’
40’
42’
42’
42’
48’
’96
’00
’80
‘89
‘99
‘98
’97
’81
’84
’83
‘04
Carver 325, twin Crusaders ........ $75K
Custom Catamaran SF, tuna tower.....$125K
Albin Trwl, twin diesels, new paint ... $59K
Grand Banks Trwl twin Cummins ... $170K
Sea Ray Sundancer, Exlnt condition $167K
Mainship Trawler, twin diesels .. $129.9K
Carver MY, Cockpit, twin diesels $120K
Post SF, twin DD’s, 2 strms....... $129K
Present Sundeck 135 HP Lehmans .. 135K
Present Sundeck, Washer/Dryer, AP ......$99.5
Dyna Craft MY, 3 strms 450HP Cats..$490K
Call, fax or visit our website for a complete list of boats for sale
www.stthomasyachts.com
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ST. MARTIN: + 590 690 47 71 45
TRINIDAD: 1 868 634 4868
CALIFORNIA 1 510 814 0400
www.bayislandyachts.com
BROKERAGE
Henderson 30 US$60,000
46’ 2001 Tayana (Vancouver
Pilot House) for US$329,000
39’ 1968 Cheoy Lee Offshore 40
for US$95,000
MONOHULLS
30’ 1999 Henderson 30 (Racing Yacht) .................................... US$60,000
34’ 1978 Steel Sloop ROB ......................................................... US$45,000
36’ 1977 Roberts Home Built (located in Barbados)............... US$40,000
37’ 1977 Gin Fizz ......................................................................... EU30,800
39’ 1968 Cheoy Lee Off Shore 40 ............................................ US$95,000
40’ 1986 TaShing Tashiba (excellent condition) ................. US$199,000
42’ 1986 Endeavour .................................................................... US$98,000
43’ 1999 Wauquiez Pilot Saloon................................................ EU247,500
43’ 1985 Gitana ........................................................................ US$115,000
44’ 1999 Finngulf (under offer) ............................................... US$169,000
45’ 1992 Fortuna ...................................................................... US$150,000
46’ 2001 Tayana (Vancouver pilot house) ............................ US$329,000
50’ 1991 Celestial Pilothouse .................................................. US$268,000
51’ 1986 Beneteau ................................................................... US$225,000
51’ 1990 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey ............................................. EU159,000
55’ 1998 Zerft Motor Sailer
for US$59,900 (must sell!!)
51’
53’
53’
55’
55’
56’
1987
1995
1984
1998
1994
1973
42’ 1986 Endeavour for
US$98,000
Beneteau Idylle 15.5, located in Martinque............. US$160,000
Super Maramu (REDUCED!!) .................................... US$329,000
Amel Custom Mango ................................................ US$269,000
Zerft Motor Sailer (must sell!!!) ................................. US$59,900
Oyster 55 ........................................................................ £376,000
Visch Motor Yacht .................................................... US$175,000
MULTI-HULLS
36.5’ 1993
37’ 2002
43’ 2001
44’ 2007
54’ 1980
55’ 1995
Dean Catamaran (Reduced for quick sale) ............... US$99,500
Fountaine Pajot, located in Guadeloupe ................ US$325,000
Lagoon Catamaran ............................................... US$334,000.00
Lagoon 440 Catamaran............................................... EU438,700
Norman Cross Trimaran ........................................... US$295,000
Custom Built Trimaran, located in Grenada .............. US$350,000
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COMMERCIAL BOAT - SHIP
SALES & CONSULTING
EMAIL: [email protected]
BUS (954) 467-7000
FAX (954) 467-7008
CELL (954) 298-7916
Mike Grysko
P.O. BOX 4513 • FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA 33338
Maryland 37 Power Catamaran
1999 - Good Condition
Guadeloupe 169 000 €
2004 32’ X 13’ 2’ 3”
ROOKIE EXPRESS
CATAMARAN,
5086 Aluminum: Bottom: 1 / 4”
- Hullsides 3/16”. 450 Gal
Fuel- OIL RIG TOUGH! It
has Mercruiser engines 800
hrs, gas, but gas is cheaper
than diesel now anyway!
S.E.:
U.S.A.
$99,000.00
Reduced to ask $ 79,000.00
offers Pictures and full information available
LAGOON 440 - 2006
Owner Version - Full Options
Martinique 435 000 €
MONOHULLS
Halberg Rassy 53 2004
Amel 54 2007 Like New
Amel SuperMaramu 2001
Alubat Ovni 435 2002
GibSea 43 2003
Guadeloupe
St Maarten
Guadeloupe
Guadeloupe
Martinique
700 000 €
849 000 €
290 000 €
215 000 €
105 000 €
CATAMARANS
Lagoon 500 2007
Lagoon 380 2001
Nautitech 395 1999
Tobago 35 1996
Martinique
St Martin
St Martin
Martinique
600 000 €
179 000 €
169 000 €
127 000 €
WORKING ALUMINUM
WORKING FIBERGLASS
22’ 1974 MONARK…NO ENGINE ......................... $8,000
33’ 2004 Rookie Express..Catamaran .................. $99,000
36’ 1989 Munson..G.M. 6 v 92…S.F / Dive .......... $89,000
40’ Midshipmarine Fuel Boat .............................. $150,000
40’ Alantic Marine Work Boat ............................. $400,000
46’ 2004 Armstrong Passenger Cat .................... $750,000
60’ 1985 Altantic & Gulf Crew-Passenger .......... $450,000
34’ 1995 CRUSADER..CUMMINS DSL ................ $69,000
45’ 1988 Corinthian..needs repair ......................... $79,000
45’ 1989 Corinthian Catamaran / Isuzu diesels .. $150,000
55’ 1988 Burpee U.S.C.G. cert. 130 passengers $290,000
55’ 1989 Burpee U.S.C.G.Cert. Dive/ GlassBottom $295,000
64’ 2000 SeaTaxi 150 passengers ..................... $350,000
65’ 1988 Corinthian twin deck..149 pass ............ $349,000
Commercial Boats or Vessels..any size..any purpose..
We are here for you..
ST BARTH - ST MARTIN - ANGUILLA - PUERTO RICO
Buy or Sell
your boat fast!
www.sxm-marine.com
Te
el: +59 0690 38 99 00 or +59 0690 34 14 34
[email protected]
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BROKERAGE
Powerboats
Powerboats
FISHING BOAT 17 METERS TO REPAIR
FOR HOUSE BOAT, on sale, make an offer
0690 35 98 42, jmc boat jard
DONZI 32ZF, DEC. 2007 like new, only 6
month used, stored on boat lift, located in St.
Maarten. Open center console with open bow,
custom made benches, seats for 12, incl. snorkeling-, floating- and fishing gear, 2x Verado 250 hp,
max speed 50 mph, cruising speed 30 mph, 135
hours, US 139,000 E-mail: [email protected]
24’
LYMAN
‘BISCAYNE’
CUDDY,
FIBERGLASS LAPSTRAKE ‘PICNIC BOAT’
WITH TEAK TRIM. 305 I/B straight shaft with
protective skeg, Comfortable & dry day-boat for
island hopping, diving, fishing. Lovely restored
classic. Trailer available. On St. Thomas, try
$9500 (340) 776-3331, [email protected]
FOR SALE: $60,000 - 1999 BOSTON
WHALER OUTRAGE 26, Excellent condition,
Twin 225 Johnson Ocean Pro’s.Located at Fajardo,
PR. [email protected] or 787 457 1444
NEW LISTING! COMMERCIAL BOAT FOR
SALE: 30 FT. ISLAND HOPPER (12 ft. beam).
420HP Cat 3126 (year 2005-low hours). Deck, deck
substructure, engine, and steering system were all
replaced in 2005!. Only $55,000 USD (289) 2861165 or [email protected]
DECK CAT 31’ 2007 POWERCAT center console sport fisher/day cruiser,2X150HP
2007 Yamaha,VHF,stereo ipod jack,Raymarine
E80GPS/Navionics,20gal
fresh
water
tank,transom shower,wash down upgrade,two
live wells,table,extended bimini,two swim ladders/bow/transom,enclosed head/6’ head room/
sink/shower,custom cover,trailer,St.Thomas, US
$85,000 954-881-4131 [email protected]
1973 CHRIS CRAFT, 31 FT. SPORT FISH,
Twin GM 350, Fly Bridge, Outriggers, VHF, Stereo,
Good Looking Classic Boat, Runs Great. Asking
$24,000. Located in St. Croix. 340-643-0400
1990 SEA RAY 310EC 31’ CABIN CRUISER
for sale located at the Rodney Bay Marina in St.
Lucia. Contact email: [email protected] or tel#
(758)285 2859.
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PACEMAKER DIESEL33, twin cummins rebuild
in Miami. Generator, AC, micro. Lots of new things.
Very economical and sea worthy. Email to [email protected] price $25,000 sailboat
trade considered
‘BLUEFIN’,
REBEL
MARINE
34’
POWERBOAT FOR SALE. 2003 express
cruiser / sport fisherman. 2 – 250 HP Evinrude
Outboards, VHF, Stereo, Raymarine L760 GPS /
Chartplotter / Fishfinder, trimtabs, Lewmar windless, large fish box. On Anguilla. Photo at http://
www.frontiernet.net/~petrilak/bluefin.jpg $135,000.
264-476-1198. [email protected]
USE YOUR IMAGINATION AND PUT THIS
36’ LANDING CRAFT TO WORK! Remote
island charters, camping, diving, or sell cheeseburgers to tourists from this stable beachable landing craft. Enclose the deck for a mobile workshop
or deliver building materials to islands afar! $15K
[email protected]
36’
HATTERAS
EXPRESS
‘SPORT
FISHERMAN’ 1986 with 0 hours on factory rebuilt Detroit 485 HP TA diesels & trannys.
Storage and attractive St. Thomas yard rates while
you complete re-fit on this solid hi-end boat. Offers
around $40K encouraged. Comparable selling over
$120K. (340) 776-3331, [email protected]
BROKERAGE
Powerboats
Sailboats
1999 DONZI 38 ZX SOLD IN YEAR 2000,
Custom paint, 2 X 500 Mercury Bulldogs,
Generator, AC, bolster seats, shower, bathroom,
fridge, 1100 watt stereo, step hull, sleeps 4, stainless steel props, In very good shape - runs mid
70’s mph - $ 138,000.00 Located in St Thomas
[email protected]/cell#340-227-0227
BENETEAU FIRST CLASS 8. 26’ Well respected design. Drop keel. Built 1985. New suite of
North sails, New standing rigging. Optimized, serious fun sailing yacht, Super daysailer, club racer
or do the Caribbean regattas. Blank interior. $US
16950 Lying Antigua . Tel +1473 5361306
PROVINCIAL 42 1997 - $200,000, Excellent
condition - Solid Fiberglass, Powered by a Cummins
Q Series 490/540 hp diesel (350 hrs.) Commercial
fishing Equip: 6 man canister life raft, EPERB, 32
mile radar, 2 GPS & chart plotter, Depth Sounder,
VHF Radio, 1” Hydraulic, 22 knots/17 cruise,
Located in the U.S. Virgin Islands 340 690 0618
50’ FISHING/ CARGO BOAT, wooden hull,
year 2000. well maintained, recently re caulked.
Currently used for pleasure.$44k. lying SXM call
599 523 3578 or [email protected]
POWERBOAT 56 FAIRLINE SQUADRON.
Complete Refit 2006, 250k spent. Twin MAN
670hp. $465K negotiable, will deliver. Lying SXM
call 599 523 3578 or [email protected]
FERETTI 57 FLYBRIDGE YEAR 2000, Price:
1050000 USD The yacht is in very good condition,
make an offer 2 Engines MAN V8 Diesels with approx.
740 hr. 1 Kohler generator of 13,5 KW, 1 owner cabs,
2 guest cabs, 2 crew cabs, e-mail [email protected]
caribbean-market.com 0058 412 1418476
Sailboats
MINICAT - THE UNIQUE INFLATABLE
CATAMARAN THAT FITS IN YOUR CAR!!
Weighing just 37kg, assambled in 25 mins with no
tools. Not a toy - a serious sailing boat. Great sailing experience. For more details: www.minicatamaran.eu
or email: [email protected]
NEW 2008 HOBIE 16 FOR SALE, White w/ black
tramp, double trapeze, Used only two regatta’s, excellent
shape, Lying STYC, $8395 US, Call 340-643-2632
1998 Krogen 49 Express Yacht
“BLUE MAGIC”
2006 WOODEN GAFF CUTTER 26FT
“WYNFALL”
DESIGN
BY
MARK
SMAALDERS. Yardbuilt mahogany on pine
hull. Longkeeled.2008 atlantic crossing.Monitor
Windvane.s.s anchor chain. 3 anchors.4 sails as
new.Otboard engine.Lots of cruising gear. Avon
dinghy. A serious contender for best ever valued
classic boat! Lying St.Maarten.US$50 OBO 00599
5815603 [email protected]
1995 CORSAIR 31 TRIMARAN. Good condition. New jib. Aft cockpit. Tohatsu 9.8 four stroke
outboard. Custom Bimini Top.$82,000 or OBO.
Located St Croix V.I 340-778-8283 or [email protected]
35’ CORONADO 1973 sloop--center cockpit.
Good condition, lots of room, diesel engine, several extras (wind gen, refrigeration, a.c., pressurized
water, hot water) $32,000. Lying in Puerto Rico.
[email protected] (787) 484-7737
1991 HUNTER LEGEND 43, Excellent
Condition, Windlass, 5k Generator, GPS, 2 A/C,
EPIRB 2006, Spinnaker, VHF, Zodiac Tender
with Engine, Autopilot, Depth Finder, Knotmeter,
50hpYanmar, Electric Winch, Galvanized Steel
Cradle, Many Extras, $129,000, Located Salinas,
Puerto Rico, Contact Ronnie 939-639-7820 OR
[email protected]
51’ USCG 44 PAX DAYSAIL TRIMARAN
“COCONUT”. Tried and true moneymaker. Fully
equipped and inspected. Coming out of annual
dry dock and cosmetic surgery in September. She
is easy to sail and maintain. $260k Call Glen @
340-775-2584 or email [email protected]
One-owner yacht in excellent condition, fully equipped for extended cruising
and living aboard. Fiberglass hull. Very quiet due to the underwater silent
exhaust system, excellent engine room insulation and Aquadrive system
reducing vibration of the engines. 2-350 HP Cat Diesels. 600 Gallon Fuel
capacity. 2 staterooms/2 hds. Fully Air-conditioned. Raytheon electronics, 12KW Northern Light generator, Universal Aqua 35 gal/hr watermaker,
Bennett trim taps, 13’ Novurania dinghy in new condition with collapsible
operating consol, 40 hp Yamaha motor and depth, speed and fish finder,
low profile electric dinghy crane, big battery bank with Link 2000 monitoring
system, cable master and Vacuflash electric head system. Pilot house has
satellite Globalstar telephone. New antifouling bottom paint applied in Nov. 07.
Currently located in St. Thomas, USVI.PRICE REDUCED $575,000 USD.
For more details go to : www.veloxius.com/bluemagic
Contact: Eva or Tony (787) 848-6423 / (787) 413-9663 /
(787) 306-0902 [email protected]
Riviera 40 2003
CAT powered, Onan genset, 2STRM,
H20 maker Great cruising or fishing boat.
Call for more details.
Re-powered w/ CAT C-30 in 2004 only 550hrs.
40kn+ 3 Strm/ 2 Head, New electronics,
Genset, H2O maker, Loaded.
Tiara 42 2007
Cummins QSM 670hp. 300hrs, 2 Strm
layout, H20maker, Pipewelders tower,
Loaded w/ options
Viking 50 2001
MAN 1300hp. Very Fast 40kn+, low hour,
Twin gensets, Bowthruster, H20maker,
Tender, Ready to Cruise or fish.
Bertram 57 2004
CAT C-30 1550hp. Twin 23kw gensets, 3
Strm/3 Head layout, H20maker, Loaded w/
electronics, Mint Condition.
Viking 48 2007
MAN 1100hp. CR, Twin gensets,
3 staterooms, H20maker, Bowthruster,
Ask $1,299M
Spencer 62 2001
Call Roger Casellas for
information on other listings
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Sailboats
40’ 1997 Carver 400 MotorYacht
Cockpit for Diving or Fishing
Roomy 2 stateroom interior
$120,000
St. Thomas Yacht Sales
340-779-1660
[email protected]
OCEAN 60. Bespoke World Cruising Yacht.
Owners Version, Built to the highest standard
1984 . Never Chartered. Very Comprehesive
inventory, two of everything and a spare. $US
325,000 Lying Eastern Caribbean. Telephone.
+1473 5361306 or +1268 7236547
80 - 2003 – Excellent condition 4 double cabin
/2bath. Low time Yanmar . Solar + Wind generator
+ large battery bank . Must see in Guadeloupe .
Call and we’ll send you a private aircraft to come
see the boat. [email protected] 170.000 €.
(767) 4404403.
BENETEAU OMBRINE 900 WA, 1999.
Exceptional equipment level. 2 VOLVO TD engines.
A superb motor cruiser. Priced for a quick sale at
70.000,00 euros. Furuno GP-7000F GPS/Depth
Sounder. Auto Pilot. Windlass. Contact for details
on +590 690 594 457 or +590 690 313 340.
MARITIME
YACHT SALES
Located in Independent Boatyard, St. Thomas, USVI
Member of The Yacht Brokers Association of America
C: 340-513-3147 T: 340-714-6271 F: 340-777-6272 [email protected]
46 C&C Logical Power Cat, 1985
Twin Volvo’s, genset, gourmet galley
3 cabin, 3 head, Asking $180,000
41 Formosa Yankee Clipper, 1974
Completely refit, Beautiful condition
Cruise & liveaboard equipped $85,000
40 Tiara Mid Cabin Express, 1994
Twin Cummins, genset, loaded
High quality cruiser w/low hours $190,000
38 Ohlson, 1977
Strongly built passage maker
Rare offering, ready to sail away $49,000
36 Doral, 2000
Twin Mercruisers, complete cabin Great layout,
new bottom paint & more $119,000
35 Jeanneau Sunrise 35, 1985
New Yanmar & new rigging 04, New main 05,
new dinghy 06, much more $55,000
SAIL
51 1995 Hylas – Center cockpit, 3 cbn, 2 hd, swim transom..$335,000
48 1974 Maple Leaf – Well built CC cruiser, repowered 1991 $147,500
45 1974 Fuji – CC Ketch, cruise equipped, recent upgrades..$119,500
41 1984 J-Boat – Vintage racer, elegant & fast, rare offering.....$55,000
40 1985 Hunter – Large aft stateroom, great value, offers ...$49,000
39 1974 South Seas – Steel CC cutter ketch, ready to cruise .$65,000
37 1977 Gulfstar – Total refit, excellent condition, must see $69,000
36 1980 Mariner – Heavily built cruising ketch, bring offers .$49,000
36 1985 Frers 36 – Racer/cruiser built by Carroll Marine.....$43,500
34 1988 Tartan – Classic design, scheel keel, low usage....$49,900
27 1988 J-Boat – Race ready, many sails, trailer, winner 07 & 08...$29,000
POWER
57 2003 Carver 570 Pilothouse – Fully loaded luxury motoryacht $599,000
46 1985 Bertram Sport Fisherman – Twin GM’s, recent upgrades..$250,000
45 2003 Silverton 453 – Twin Cummins, loaded, great shape .$399,000
42 1999 Cruisers 4270 Express – 420 hp Cats, genset, great shape..$219,000
42 1987 Grand Banks – Classic trawler, twin Lehman’s, genset $215,000
38 1967 Camcraft – Aluminum crew boat, single GM, full cabin .....$78,000
37 2005 Fountaine Pajot Power Cat – Yanmars w/180 hrs ..$399,000
34 1979 Mainship Trawler – Perkins, a/c, flybridge, affordable .$29,000
30 1988 Larson – Mercruisers, very roomy & well maintained.$25,000
26 2004 Glacier Bay Power Cat – Twin Yamahas, cuddy, trailer$79,000
25 2006 World Cat – Twin Yamahas, hard top, full width aft seat ..$65,000
Visit us online at www.maritimeyachtsales.com
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Boat Gear / Parts
Business Opportunity
Dock Space
Employment Opportunity
FOR SALE 3 BRUCE ANCHORS 110 LB.
EA. and one 90 LB. Danforth Hi-Tensile Anchor.
Good for hurricane season or for a mooring. Will
sell all or individually. Contact: (787) 530-7007 or
[email protected]
YOU OWN A BOAT, YOU LIVE IN THE
CARIBBEAN, YOU LIKE TO HAVE
INCOME? Buy our business and director
licence for day charter in St. Maarten and you
are ready for the next season. US 15,000 E-mail:
[email protected]
MOVE YOUR BOAT SOMEWHERE
SAFER FOR HURRICANE SEASON!
Compass Point Marina St Thomas has deep
and shallow slips available for long or short
term rental. Also large lockers, Artist Studios
and Office space available. Call (340) 775-6144
or email [email protected]
SOUS CHEF required for the upcoming
high season Nov 01, 2008 to April 30, 2009.
Successful applicant must have a minimum
of 3 years experience cooking in French
cuisine and fluent in English, a team player,
long hours. Maria’s French Terrace, Port
Elizabeth, Bequia, Grenadines.Send CV/
resume to [email protected],
attention John Day
EXCEPTIONALLY SPECIAL DEALS on sails
and canvas at http://doylecaribbean.com/specials.htm
Business Opportunity
FOR SALE : VERY UNIQUE ACRYLIC ART
COMPANY with production lab and commercial
distribution on the island of Sint Maarten / Saint
Martin. Contact : Tania (french cel. phone)
06.90.75.17.48. or (french fix lign) 05.90.87.37.02
/ email: [email protected]
FISHING CHARTER FOR SALE - USVI.
Active & Successful charter based in St.
Thomas/St. John. 2003 boat fully rigged, trailer,
booking contacts, 2007 Dodge Ram truck.
Featured on ESPN. $215,000. US. Combo
home & business also available $950,000 US.
340-693-5823 [email protected]
36 FT PDQ (1990) LIVE-ABOARD CATAMARAN AND ESTABLISHED/PROFITABLE DAYSAIL BUSINESS in St. John,
USVI. Website, Customer lists, Operational
systems, Mooring, 5 years documented exponential growth, High end customer base with
high retention. Contact Capt. Josh Dohring @
340-344-9947 or [email protected]
CONCESSIONAIRE LEASE ST. MAARTEN
LAGOON WATERFRONT BAR: branded bar/
café with active client base at marina with dinghy
dock and parking. Fully equipped kitchen, terrace
bar and café tables, games room, darts and pool
table, new/clean restrooms. [email protected]
net or T599-544-4937
Sponsor
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DAY CHARTER BUSINESS ON FRENCH
ST. MARTIN FOR SALE. This is a great
opportunity!E-mail: [email protected]
UP TO 60FT AVAILABLE, Water, Electric,
Nice Secure Gated Backyard in upscale residential neighborhood 24hr Video monitoring of premises East of Federal Highway in
Boca Raton, Seconds to the intracoastal $10/
FT/month Email [email protected] for
details/pictures or call 305-205-7441
Employment Opportunity
EXTRA
CAPTAIN / MATE NEEDED: 65’ Hatteras
Sportfish, North Carolina summers Florida /
Bahamas / Exumas in the winter. Captain’s
License helpful but not a must, owners can
/ do operate vessel. A strong knowledge
of marine systems, mechanical skills, basic
navigation supported by routine maintenance
desired. Please email resumes to [email protected]
atlanticclaims.com
FREE UNDERCOVER DOCKAGE IN
FORT LAUDERDALE FOR YACHTS FOR
SALE LISTED WITH THE SHIPYARD
GROUP located at Bradford Marine. Yachts
must have a minimum value of US $250,000.
We have docks up to 150 feet. For more
details go to www.yachtbrokerguy.com or call
Tucker Fallon 954-801-3645
BVI BASED 60’ SAILING TERM
CHARTER YACHT SEEKING DECK
HAND to work on board for day sails and
term charters. Must be a sailing and water
sports enthusiasts. The Applicant should also
have excellent people skills and willing to keep
up with basic yacht maintenance. Must have
STCW certificate and US crewman’s Visa.
Spanish and English speaking preferred. This
is a good position for someone looking to
gain experience in the charter yacht industry.
Please email resume to [email protected]
com or fax to 305-768-7711.
FOR SALE - DAYSAIL CHARTER BIZ,
RETAIL SHOP & BOOKING CENTER ON
ST. THOMAS. 40’ Cheoy Lee sailboat, 2 shops &
storage, 5 yr. lease with renewal option, very profitable
for 20 years, owners retiring, will train, $195K plus
inventory. Call 340-774-3175 or 340-513-3147
INCOME SEEKERS!!! Sailors,
Beachbums & Surfers, Stop looking..... you
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Dock Space
IN PREPARATION FOR THE OPENING
OF OUR NEW MARINA FACILITIES, WE
HAVE POSITIONS OPEN FOR “MARINE
MECHANICS.” Must be certified as a Mercury
Technician with a minimum of 3 years experience in repairsand service of Mercury outboard motors and Mercruiser inboard/outboard
engines. Knowledge & skill of electrical rigging
and trouble shooting in boats also necessary.
Applications can be sent to [email protected]
candw.ky attention Anthony Scott.
FABRICATOR / WELDER REQUIRED Machine and fabricating workshop is seeking
skilled fabricator with five + years in T.I.G.
- M.I.G. - ARC and GAS welding in Stainless,
Aluminum and Steel. Must work from sketches
and be able to use most workshop fabricating
machines without supervision. Top rate of pay
for right applicant. www.nautool.com. CV to
[email protected] or call 284-494-3187
WOODSTOCK
BOATBUILDERS
IN ANTIGUA HAS THE FOLLOWING
OPENINGS FOR THE 2007-2008 SEASON
Fabricator/ Tig Welder • Engineer/diesel
mechanic • Carbonfibre/Composites fabricator • Boatbuilder/Joiner • Project Manager.
For more information send a cover letter
and C.V. to: [email protected] or call
(268) 463-6359.
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123 Hulls Yacht Sales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46, 102
A & F Sails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
All Marine Services Puerto Rico . . . . . . . . .110
American Yacht Harbor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,3
Antigua Carpet Cleaners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Antigua Rigging Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Antigua Sail Week. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
APEX Inflatables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Atlas Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Atlas Yachts / Charters . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47, 100
B.V.I. Yacht Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48, 99
Bay Island Yachts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Bitter End Yacht Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Blue Magic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Bobby’s Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
Bombardier Recreational Products . . . . . . 31
Bookay Marine Boat Repair . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Budget Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73,116
Captain Oliver’s Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Caraibe Yachts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49, 104
Caribbean Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
Caribbean Inflatable Boats & Liferafts . . .105
Caribbean Marine Surveyors Ltd . . . . . . . . . 76
Cay Electronics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Clarke’s Court Bay Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
Cooper Marine, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Curacao Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Discovery at Marigot Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Dockwise Yacht Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
112
ST. JOHN, USVI. WELL ESTABLISHED,
POPULAR, PROFITABLE DAY CHARTER
BUSINESS offering private 6 person max trips
to the British Virgin Islands and USVI. Asset
value: $115,000 including 2 well maintained 26ft
powerboats. expected 2008 sales $151k. asking
$215k 340-626-4782 [email protected]
ALLATSEA.NET OCTOBER 2008
Doyle Sailmakers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Echo Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Edward William Marine Services SL.. . . . . . 80
Electec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Ensor Colon Perez Woodworking . . . . . . .110
FKG Marine Rigging & Fabricating NV. . . . 70
Fortress Marine Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Four Star Air Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Gary’s Marine Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
Global Satellite. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Gold Coast Yachts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Golden Hind Chandlery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Grenada Marine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Horizon Yacht Charters. . . . . . . . . . . . . 50, 108
Isle de Sol Yacht Provisioning . . . . . . . . . .112
Industrial Marine Brokerage . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Interlux Waterfront Challenge . . . . . . . 57, 94
Island Dreams Yacht Services . . . . . . . . . . .110
Island Global Yachting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Island Marine Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Island Marine, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Island Water World. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23,113
Island Yacht Management Ltd. (nanny cay
nations cup) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Island Yachts / Charters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Jolly Harbour Marina / Boat Yard . . . . . . . . 73
KMI SeaLift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
La Course de L’Alliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Le Phare Bleu Marina and Resort . . . . . . . . 93
Le Shipchandler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Liferafts of Puerto Rico . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60,100
Marina Zar Par . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Marine Travelift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Marine Warehouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Maritime Yacht Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Mercury Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18,19
Nau-T-Kol Marine Refrigeration Limited. . 76
NAUTOOL Machine Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
No Limits Yachts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51, 103
North Sails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Northern Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Ocean World Adventure Park Marina and
Casino . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Offshore Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 109
Paradise Boat Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Peake Yacht Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
Peters & May . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Port Louis Grenada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Port Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Puerto Del Rey Marina / Boat Yard . . . . . . . 59
Quantum Sails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Reefco Refrigeration, Air Conditioning,
Watermakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Renaissance Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Rio Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Rodney Bay Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Seagull Inflatables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
SeaHawk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
SeaSchool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Secure Chain and Anchor . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
Seru Boca Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Sevenstar Yacht Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Smith’s Ferry Service LTD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Soper’s Hole Wharf & Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Southern Trades Yacht Sales . . . . . . . 52, 102
Spanish Water Holiday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
Spice Island Marine Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Sport Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta . . . . . . . . . . . 27
St. Thomas Yacht Sales / Charters. . 102, 108
Subbase Drydock, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
SXM Marine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
The Little Ship Company . . . . . . . . . . . . 54, 98
The Moorings Yacht Brokerage . . . . . . 55, 97
Theodore Tunick & Company. . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Tobago Carnival Regatta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Tortola Yacht Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Tradewinds Cruise Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
Triskell Cup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
TurtlePac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
Venezuelan Marine Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Village Cay Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Ward’s Marine Electric. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Weather Eye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Willmar USA Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Yacht Blast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Yacht Center of the Caribbean . . . . . . . . .107
CLASSIFIEDS
Employment Opportunity
Real Estate
BUSY BVI BASED TERM CHARTER
YACHT
SEEKING
EXPERIENCED
FIRST MATE. Must be a sailing and water
sports enthusiasts. Applicant should also have
experience in food and beverage service and
basic yacht maintenance. Must have STCW
certificate and US crewman’s Visa. Spanish
and English speaking preferred. Please email
resume to [email protected] or fax to
305-768-7711.
OWN YOUR PIECE OF AMERICA’S
PARADISE IN ST.JOHN. Waterfront lot in
Hansen Bay looking down Drakes passage.
Best scuba diving. Also 2 adjoining FLAT lots
in Johnson Bay. Motivated sellers. 954-8814132. [email protected]
Services
NEED A HOUSE SITTER? Caribbean based,
well educated, non-smoking family with excellent
credentials. Any Caribbean island considered as
we can work from any location. Internet access
required. Email [email protected]
IN PREPARATION FOR THE OPENING
OF OUR NEW MARINA FACILITIES,
WE HAVE POSITIONS OPEN FOR
“MARINE MECHANICS.” Must be certified as a Mercury Technician with a minimum
of 3 years experience in repairsand service
of Mercury outboard motors and Mercruiser
inboard/outboard engines. Knowledge & skill
of electrical rigging and trouble shooting
in boats also necessary. Applications can
be sent to [email protected] attention
Anthony Scott.
PROFESSIONAL
AND
DILIGENT
ENGLISH/IRISH COUPLE resident in
Tortola, BVI, looking for medium to long term
house sit asap. Email [email protected]
DELL COMPUTERS FOR SALE. We are a
wholesale of used computers, monitors, and laptops
in the US. We specialize in international shipping.
We welcome inspections. Everything is GRADE
A tested working. 1+(678) 939 2018 Office msn
mikewithtbfcomputing skype mike.roetzer
NAUTOOL MACHINE LTD, BVI, seeking experienced individual in all aspects of
machine shop process and practice including welding.Design / Technical Background a
Plus. Basic computer skills. Need background
in all yacht systems. Work alongside front
office personnel. www.nautool.com. CV to
[email protected] or call 284-494-3187
NEED A HOUSESITTER OR PETSITTER? Island born, well educated, nonsmoking 31 year old female, with excellent
references. Will do light house cleaning
and window washing; preferably in either
St. Thomas or St. John USVI. Email at
[email protected]
SABA ROCK RESORT, BRITISH VIRGIN
ISLANDS LOOKING FOR ASSISTANT
RESORT/RESTAURANT
MANAGER
- Hospitality/F&B supervisory experience a
plus. Duties include supervising waterside
restaurant/bar, guest service, some office.
Boating experience a plus. Must be personable, energetic, dependable. Apply to [email protected] Ph# 1.284.495.7711
200T YACHT MASTER, 30 Years
Experience,
Independent
Marine
Consultant, Deliveries, Marine IT, Marine
Surveys, Refit Management, Boat sitting.
Call in St Maarten NA: 5995 230691.
Email: [email protected]
DELIVERIES WORLDWIDE. Experienced
Captn.-eng., ready to move your boat from
whereever to whereever. 8-transatlantics,
stoped counting miles after 100 000. 30 years
in yachting industrie. Email QMS.manfred.
[email protected] tel. 001-340-244-3080
LIVE, WORK AND PLAY IN A TROPICAL
PARADISE.Looking for an experienced chef
M/F or couple with knowledge of international
fusion cuisine. Must be a team player. Duties
include: Ordering of stock and inventory
control and supervising of staff. Must work
clean and maintain kitchen to high standards.
This is a fun seasonal opportunity. (October
1st – June 1st). Please e-mail your resume
to: [email protected]
CAPTAIN / MATE NEEDED: 65’ Hatteras
Sportfish, North Carolina summers Florida /
Bahamas / Exumas in the winter. Captain’s
License helpful but not a must, owners can
/ do operate vessel. A strong knowledge
of marine systems, mechanical skills, basic
navigation supported by routine maintenance
desired. Please email resumes to [email protected]
atlanticclaims.com
Personals
WELL SEASONED SAILOR, OR YOU CALL
IT AN “OLD SALTY DOG”, LOOKING FOR
A COMPANION/PARTNER. Getting 58, still in
reasonable shape. May there are more good looking guys out there (doubt it) but not that sincere.
Living on a 50’ ketch, right now in the Carribeans.
Has to be not afraid of work. Likes people, new
experiences, new horricons and open minded.
So you think you fit that picture, give me a shout.
[email protected]
DANISH MALE 43y 185cm 85kg fit non-smoker/drinker engineer seeks female for marriage/
cruising. Reply w/photo [email protected]
INDEPENDENT REFIT SPECIALIST
avaiable !!! 30years in yachting. Licensed
electrician-mechanic, electronic engineer. Fit
in electrics, mechanics, hydrolics, engines,
generators rigging, woodwork E-mail [email protected]
hotmail.com Tel. 001-340-244-3080
RELIABLE FIT DUTCH COUPLE
(64/60) SITS YOUR HOUSE AND ANIMALS WHILE YOU ARE @ SEA. Good
references, experienced travellers, handyman,
gardeners, animal lovers. Available November
2008 - March 2009. Mail: [email protected]
dutchjumbo.nl
Live, Work and Play
in a Tropical Paradise.
Looking for an experienced chef M/F or
couple with knowledge of international
fusion cuisine. Must be a team player.
Duties include:
Ordering of stock and inventory
control and supervising of staff.
Must work clean and maintain
kitchen to high standards.
This is a fun seasonal opportunity.
(October 1st – June 1st).
Please e-mail your resume to:
[email protected]
EXPERIENCED
TRANS-ATLANTIC
SAILOR (4 solo West-East Crossings) Need
your boat moving to Europe. I am available to
Skipper your sailboat across the Atlantic to northern Europe or the Mediterranean, crew supplied
if required. Reasonable rates plus expenses.
Deepwater Deliveries. Cell; +447968666302.
[email protected]
Wanted
40’-50’ SAILBOAT, TRAVEL AND LIVEABOARD. Have $30-40,000 cash. Will answer
all. Send info and photo to PO Box 1901, Ponce,
Puerto Rico, 00733
INTERESTED IN TRADING MY CLASSIC
31’ converted navy launch/party boat for a damaged but repairable 35-38 foot sailing catamaran.
The launch is valued at $65,000. Will trade for
comparable value. US 207-772-4048.
OCTOBER 2008 ALLATSEA.NET
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CHARTERING
TALES FROM THE CHARTER COCKPIT
BY JEANNIE KUICH COPYRIGHT 2008
VIRGIN ISLANDS BAREBOATING IN ITS INFANCY
No bareboats in Caneel Bay, St. John—yet
t
The concept of mass-produced boats built for the bareboat trade quickly
took hold in the Virgin Islands. By 1972 there were at least four bareboat
companies: in Tortola, Caribbean Sailing Yachts with their Carib 41s, The
Moorings started by Charlie and Ginny Carey, and Fleet Indigo; and on
St. Thomas, Dick Avery in Frenchtown.
The idea was to have identical boats which meant that boats could be
more cheaply made, all using similar equipment, making them much more
cost efficient than all different boats using diverse equipment. With them
all the same, you could send out any boat you wanted.
~~ PETS AT SEA ~~
Czar, a purebred Collie, hated the water yet put up with sea
life in his own cool style. Everyone took note of his sensible,
lion’s haircut and his gentle manner, especiallyy with children,
endeared him to all. Czar lived most of his 12
2 years alongside
a
owners Ken Preskitt and Andrea Jansen
ansen aaboard
oard their trawler
rawle
Ruff Life, based in Puerto Rico.
Our thanks to artist and writer
Andrea Jensen for sharing memories
es
of the late Czar with our readers.
EMAIL PHOTOS OF YOUR
SEA-GOING PETS TO:
[email protected]
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Although maintenance crews found identical boats much
easier, they had to be very good at their jobs and sometimes quite
inventive, depending upon what the bareboater had done (or
hadn’t done). Sometimes great patience was required with their
clientele. Although the bareboats were about as basic as one could
make them, the bareboaters sailing them were not. Usually, quite a
few things went wrong on a boat during a charter.
One of the most common problems was stopping up the head.
The average bareboater just didn’t realize that you couldn’t put
anything down a head except body waste and very small amounts
of toilet paper—particularly not falsies, sanitary items, condoms,
panties, etc. There
were so many calls,
sometimes twice a day
Nary a boat in Cinnamon or
to unplug heads, that
Francis Bays, St. John, USVI
the companies finally
made a mandatory
charge of at least 50
bucks a repair.
Another was losing
dinghies. Gosh, but it
was hard to remember
to tie off the dinghy
with a simple halfhitch on the cleat or
simply tie it at all. And outboard motors? They were awfully hard to start
sometimes, particularly when you forgot to fill up the gas tank. And golly,
sometimes those ole outboards just seemed to leap right off the back of the
dinghy after it had banged against some other boat’s hull anchored next to
you most of the night.
Roller furling jibs seemed to fly all by themselves, too, and refuse
to be furled so that they thrashed around all night long, battering the
shrouds, damaging deck equipment that frayed the sheets or snagging
items haphazardly left on deck such as jib poles, boathooks, bikini
bottoms, etc.
Retrieving anchors was a big problem or so it seemed. The pesky things
would get caught on something, like somebody else’s anchor or maybe
one of those real fat cables you saw in downtown anchorages. Huh! People
shouldn’t put things like that on the bottom. You were bound to catch one
sooner or later.
Or maybe the dang anchor just wouldn’t come up, no matter what. You’d
pull and pull on the anchor line and still couldn’t move it. So after a long time,
like fifteen minutes, you’d just have to cut the line and sail away. What else
could you do? After all, sooner or later, somebody would find it, right?
Listening to the conversations between the frustrated bareboater and
the bareboat company on a VHF channel sometimes provided hysterical
entertainment. We always perked up when we heard an angry or distressed
voice calling a bareboat company.
This one takes the grand prize. Visualize the scene. The bareboater, in a
very peeved voice, demands that the company bring him another anchor.
Puzzled, the responder from the bareboat company asks why another anchor
is needed since there are two anchors aboard. With much exasperation, the
bareboater answers: “Well, this is our third day.” (Duh!)
VILLAGE CAY MARINA
TORTOLA, BVI
Southern Trades
Yacht Sales, Charters & Management
[email protected]
www.southerntrades.com
284-494-8003
Located where the past of the West Indies
meets the present of the BVI, VillageCay
Marina offers superb services that cater
to the most discerning guests, while
retaining a casual Caribbean ambiance.
■
106 fixed slips for yachts up to 190’
with 11’ draft
Boatyard offering tech services
Fuel dock
Water, telephone, DSL & cable
■
Up to 308 volts, 3-phase power
■
21-room luxury hotel
■
Dockside Restaurant & Bar
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New York-Style Deli
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Provisioning
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Business Center with mail, phone, fax & WiFi
Swimming pool
Oasis Salon & Spa
■
24 hour security patrol
■
CharterPort BVI
Professional Crewed Charter Yacht Services
284-494-7955
www.charterportbvi.com
[email protected]
© 2008 Island Global Yachting
Marine Depot
Marine Chandlery
Your #1 choice for marine supplies
(284) 494-0098 www.rescuer1.com
B.V.I. Marine Management 284-494-2938
Compton Marine Services LTD
Marine Engineering - Mechanical & Electrical
Service & Repairs (incl. AC & Refrigeration)
P.O.Box 2183
Road Town, Tortola BVI
T: (284) 494-4287
F: (284) 494-7825
For information or reservations
WWW.IGY-VILLAGECAY.COM
1.888.IGY.MARINAS
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T + 284 494 2771
F + 284 494 2773
Road Town, Tortola
British Virgin Islands
[email protected]
www.igy-villagecay.com
ISLAND GLOBAL YACHTING
AMERICAS | CARIBBEAN | EUROPE | MIDDLE EAST
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