British Virgin Islands

The 123’ motor yacht Temptation and the 198’ motor yacht Blue Moon represented some of the diverse chartering options in New England at the 2018 Newport Charter Yacht Show presented by Helly Hansen Newport. (photo credit: Billy Black)

Newport Charter Yacht Show Presented by Helly Hansen Newport

From June 18-21, the Newport Charter Yacht Show provided a four-day window of opportunity for brokers, managers and other industry professionals to acquaint themselves with 24 luxury yachts available for summer charter in the New England area. As well, it gave attendees a chance to network, share information and socialize on the docks and at seminars and special events, mixing business with a good amount of pleasure. “Everyone is ‘on’ and friendly here, like they’ve known you forever,” said Maggie Vale, a local broker with Churchill Yacht Partners who attended the show.

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AvYachts Enters into Partnership with Elite Alliance

AvYachts, the foremost provider of fractional yacht ownership, announced that it has entered into a partnership with Elite Alliance, a leader in exchange services for luxurious vacation homes. With this partnership, AvYachts owners are now also members of Elite Alliance, and can trade a week on their yacht for three weeks at a luxury villa or other Elite Alliance property around the world, with the option of trading additional weeks if they choose. In exchange, Elite Alliance members also have access to AvYachts' vessels.

The Moorings Bolsters Fleet Investment

Yacht charter company The Moorings announced an investment in its global fleet. The company informs it will invest over $50 million this coming year on new sail and power yachts destined for vacation destinations worldwide. Building on a $40 million investment from the previous year, The Moorings will work in close partnership with yacht builders Beneteau and Robertson & Caine to evolve its fleet of custom-designed sailing monohulls and catamarans, as well as its fleet of power catamarans.

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New Monohulls to British Virgin Islands Charter Fleet

Yacht charter company The Moorings is preparing to add more than 20 new monohull yachts to its award-winning charter fleet in the British Virgin Islands. Steadfast in upholding the superior quality its clients have grown to expect, the company recently invested more than $50 million into the development of new yachts in more than 20 destinations across the globe. As part of this fleet investment, these new monohulls were specifically chosen to cater to classic sailing enthusiasts, many of whom are The Moorings most loyal and longstanding charter clients.

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The Moorings Debuts New Crewed Power Yacht

The Moorings will debut Crewed vacations aboard its 514 Power Catamaran in the British Virgin Islands this fall. Complete with a professional captain and gourmet chef, this all-inclusive charter option provides a premium and personalized way to vacation at sea. From mouthwatering meals to gorgeous attractions, Crewed charters deliver an exclusive experience built upon the specific needs of everyone aboard. Offering ample room for up to six guests, The Moorings 514PC includes a luxurious layout with three en-suite guest staterooms…

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Air Freight Services for the Marine Industry

The Caribbean islands, reaching from Antigua, St. Barts and Anguilla to St. Maarten, the Grenadines, the British Virgin Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands, are traditional hot spots for yachting. Yacht owners and marine suppliers in these areas frequently need to order supplies, ranging from spare parts to fishing gear, or restock provisions. It is important that orders arrive on time and in good condition, and airfreight is the preferred choice of transportation when time is of the essence. Amerijet International, Inc. has direct, all-cargo flights connecting the U.S. to the Caribbean.

Sailing World Editor, Dave Reed, hitched a ride on Jeanneau Sun Fast 3600, Invictus, in the North Sails Rally. The 13.4nm pursuit race was the only race that was completed on Saturday( Photo Credit: Paul Todd)

Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in Annapolis

Less than favorable wind conditions arose on day two of the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in Annapolis, giving sailors a shortened day of racing, with winds peaking at four knots. Saturday’s races allowed only one of 14 fleet classes to finish. NOOD Premier Sponsor, North Sails, presented awards to its Rally Race winner, the only class to complete a full race, as well as the most spirited local boat. A new feature the regatta series, the North Sails Rally race encourages local competitors to participate in a low-key day of racing for one day only, with a long distance race within the Bay.

Salty Dawg Rally Seminar Series

The Salty Dawg Rally will hold its 2014 Seminar Series in Annapolis, Md. at Mears Pavilion, 519 Chester Avenue, on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 7:45 a.m. until 5 p.m. the day before the U.S. Sailboat Show begins. Mears Marina is located along Back Creek close to the show. Sponsored by Sea Hawk Paints, the day-long event will include seminars on rigging, weather, emergency preparedness and more, presented by specialists, including the U.S. Coast Guard. In making the announcement, Bill Knowles, cofounder of the Rally, said “We’re inviting anyone interested in blue water passage making…

AIDS Fighting Rowboat Readies for Next Mission

The Spirit of Malabo, a 24’ foot Brazilian built ocean rowboat, was hoisted from the Jamaica Bay at Gateway Marina early and rolled on a cradle with Service Caster wheels. The vessel will be used to promote voluntary HIV testing during a transatlantic row from the Canary Islands to New York with a resupply in the British Virgin Islands later this year. Spirit of Malabo will be sent to Las Palmas via Maersk Line. The vessel will be powered by Victor Mooney of Queens, who recently…

USCG, Navy Responding to Disabled Sailboat off Va.

The Coast Guard is responding to a disabled sailboat with four people aboard in the Atlantic Ocean Tuesday approximately 300 miles east of Cape Henry, Va. A representative from the manufacturer of the Be Good Too, a 42-foot sailboat, contacted the Coast Guard at approximately 1:30 p.m. Monday, reporting the Be Good Too was disabled and adrift during its transit from New York to the British Virgin Islands. "Last night we spoke with the Be Good Too crew and based on the forecasted weather, they decided they were willing to depart their vessel around 5 p.m. Monday," said Matthew Brooks, a Coast Guard 5th District Command Center command duty officer.

Spirit of Malabo Nears Completion of Tests

The 24-foot Brazilian made ocean rowboat christened the Spirit of Malabo nears completion of tests before its maiden transatlantic journey from Gran Canaria, Canary Islands to New York with a resupply in the British Virgin Islands. The vessel is currently docked at Pasito Blanco La Punta Yacht Club. “The VHF, AIS, 24 hour tracking, radar, epirb, navigation lights, rowing seats and solar panels are working. The batteries are sustaining a charge. All emergency gear and dry bags is secured.

Interior Powercat 514: Rendering courtesy of The Moorings

The Moorings Yacht Charter Fleet Adds New 514 Powercat

The Clearwater, Florida, company informs that the new boat will be available for charter in the British Virgin Islands in March 2014, and in the Bahamas in May. This luxury yacht is the custom-designed product of master boat builder Robertson and Cain to provide modern style while delivering superior performance. “There has been such an interest in this yacht that production has increased to provide more boats for customers,” said Shannan Brennan, Head of Global Marketing for The Moorings.

Sino Eagle Yachts Launches Aquila 48

MarineMax Vacations takes delivery of the highly innovative new 48 foot Power Catamarans for their BVI charter fleet. Sino Eagle is proud to announce that the first two hulls of the new, custom designed Aquila 48 power catamarans have successfully completed sea trials and have been delivered to MarineMax Vacations. The Aquila 48 was developed to be an exceptionally comfortable cruising boat as a result of the integration of advanced technology at the forefront of all design and build decisions. From the hull shape that was fully tank tested to the selection of materials and manufacturing process…