Win A Moorings VIP All Inclusive Crewed Charter

The Moorings has announced it's first-ever, VIP At Sea Sweepstakes.  Starting immediately and until March 31, 2016, contestants can win an all-inclusive crewed yacht charter in the British Virgin Islands.  

Three winners will be randomly drawn, with the first taking the Grand Prize: a seven-day six-night crewed sailing vacation on a Moorings 4800 catamaran in the BVIs.  With private captain and gourmet chef, the experience includes meals, munchies, drinks and activities.  Second place will receive a three-night stay at the Rosewood Little Dix Bay Resort, and third place gets a stand-up paddleboard from Slingshot Sports.

To enter, just fill out the online entry form at the company website or under the VIP at Sea tab on The Moorings Facebook page.

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Ducking Hurricanes In The BVIs

Now in the middle of the Atlantic hurricane season, and with hurricanes already named up to Fred, perhaps you're wondering what the bareboat charter companies do to prepare when they see a hurricane on the horizon.

Gino Morrelli, of the famed multihull design team of Morrelli and Melvin, snapped this photo of Parequita Bay on Tortola when the fleet was preparing for a hurricane.  The entrance is narrow, and the boats are all secured to heavy cables, although no one really knows what would happen if a serious hurricane hit this particular "hurricane hole".  Interestingly enough, many of the cats lined up in this bay are Morrelli and Melvin designs!


WOW!! Big Savings At MarineMax Vacations: Power & Sail!!!

MarineMax Vacations is offering exceptional savings on bareboat charters in both their powercat and sail fleet. But these are limited offers, so don't dilly-dally around!  Here's some examples:

MarineMax 484 Powercat: For all of November plus early December, you can take 10% off if you book by August 15th, and another 5% if you're a MarineMax repeat charterer.

All Powercats (382, 443, 484): take 5% off the top when you charter before October 1, and add another 5% for being a repeater.

Contact MarineMax Vacations NOW at (813) 644-8071, or go to


Southwest Florida Yachts Adds Hunter 41 Deck Salon To Fleet!

The bareboat fleet of Southwest Florida Yachts has just grown by one: Dreamin', a Hunter 41 Deck Salon with two double cabins.  The cabins are separated at each end of the yacht, and each cabin has a private ensuite head with shower.  Need more room?  The dinette converts into a double.

Beautifully equipped from the in-mast furling mainsail to a 6kW generator, Dreamin' also features GPS and chart plotter, full air conditioning for cool nights, and a dinghy with outboard.  The yacht starts at $3192/week, and don't forget that Southwest Florida Yachts is offering a 10% Summer Discount through August and a 5% discount for charters of three days or more throughout 2015.  For info, or call 800-262-7939.


The Moorings Commits To $50M Investment In New Boats!!

The Moorings says it plans to invest over $50 million in new sail and powerboats for their worldwide charter destinations.  The company will work with yacht builders Beneteau and Robertson & Caine to further evolve their custom monohulls, catamarans, and powercats.

The first of the new investments is the 433 powercat (see posting below), and the company has also recently introduced their 5.3 and 51.5 monohulls, their popular 514 power cat, and they have added boats to increase the presence of the flagship 5800 sailing catamaran, which is available as either a bareboat or with a crew of three with gourmet meals and all water toys included.

For information,, (877) 706-5914

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