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New 27-Knot Aquila Power Cat with Twin Outboards

http://aquilaboats.comAquila is launching a new 36-foot power catamaran that makes cruising or chartering easy, comfortable and fast. Indeed, the new Aquila 36 has two staterooms and two heads and is powered by twin 250-hp Mercury Verado four-stroke outboards that top out at 27 knots. If that’s not fast enough, twin 300-hp or even twin 350-hp Verados are options. With the standard 250s, the new cat cruises at 21 knots and delivers a 282-nm range. Performance is one thing. Cruising comfort is another. With its 14’7” beam, the Aquila 36 offers room to spare, inside and out. The staterooms in each…

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If You Want to Turn Heads in Ibiza, Charter a Fjord 40

A few years ago I drove a new Fjord 40 from Key West up to Miami, and it simply was one of the best days I’ve ever had on the water. The ultra-modern design of the boat is one thing; a steady 30-knot cruise was another, but the almost unanimous head-turning by other boaters is rarely experienced. People stopped and stared when we left Key West and we even drew a small crowd when we put in to Little Palm Island, one of the most exclusive resorts on the East Coast, for a photo shoot. More people lined the dock…

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The Dalmatian Coast of Croatia Beckons With the Bluest Water in the World

If you’re looking for a different kind of cruising or charter destination, try the Dalmatian coast of Croatia in the Adriatic. It has an endorsement from NASA astronauts, no less, who say the waters there are the bluest in the entire world, as seen from outer space. As seen closer up, the coast has more than 1,000 islands with beautiful golden beaches, small harbors, some modern marinas, medieval towns with red-tile roofs and narrow winding streets, wonderful restaurants and just a different way of life – dating back to the days of the Greeks, Romans and Byzantines. The historic town…

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Le Boat Starts Charter Fleet in Canada’s Historic and Picturesque Rideau Canal

This spring Le Boat, the leading bareboat charter company in Europe, is opening up new cruising territory along Ontario’s historic Rideau Canal in Canada. Le Boat will start in May with a fleet of 16 boats and, if all goes well, will expand to 32 boats in five years. Opened in 1832, the Rideau Canal runs 125 miles from the capital of Ottawa to Kingston on Lake Ontario, passing through no fewer than 47 locks along the way. The company will offer a series of high-end bareboat models with one or two cabins that can sleep from five to nine…

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A Millennial’s Guide to Chartering in the BVI

Here’s something different. At a time when the Baby Boomers are getting older and older and everyone in the boating business – power, sail, charter – is wondering where the new customers are going to come from, Canadian Yachting magazine has a highly readable, first-person story telling Millennials how to have a great charter vacation in the BVI (although in my opinion it would be hard for anyone, at any age, not to have a great time in the BVI). It starts with the basics – Pick Your Team Carefully, Be Prepared – and then moves on to advice that’s…

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Plan a Winter Break: New Moorings Power Charters in the Seychelles

The Moorings has just started power charter vacations in the Seychelles, the series of secluded, sandy islands with incredible marine life in the heart of the Indian Ocean. You can now book a memorable charter on a Moorings 514PC (power cat), with four staterooms, five heads, air conditioning and two 350-hp Yanmar diesels. Depending on your desires and experience, you can charter the big cat as a bareboat or with a captain. It has a fully furnished salon, with a convertible sofa sleeping two adults and access to the huge foredeck that takes advantage of the full 25-foot beam. Up…

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Bunker & Ellis 42: Classic Maine Charter

If you want to cruise the Maine coast in style next summer, take a look at Jericho, a classic 42-foot wooden Bunker & Ellis beauty that you can charter bareboat out of Southwest Harbor. Built in the mid-1900s, Jericho will turn heads whether you cruise along Eggemoggin Reach or just travel across Somes Sound to Northeast Harbor. I personally would be happy just sitting on Jericho at a mooring, enjoying my morning coffee or evening glass of wine, knowing I was on one of the most beautiful boats around. Take a look at the pictures: https://ellisboatbrokerage.com/2016/11/10/available-for-bareboat-chartering-bunker-ellis-42-jericho/

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The Moorings Starts New Charters in Puerto Rico

The Moorings is opening a new charter base in the Spanish Virgin Islands, the easy-to-get-to, easy-to-enjoy cruising grounds on the east coast of Puerto Rico. The new location is at Puerto Del Ray Marina in Fajardo, just a 45-minute cab ride from Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, which has many direct flights from the U.S. And U.S. citizens, of course, do not need a passport to visit there. The marina is the largest in the Caribbean, with a dockside bar and restaurant, gourmet store, marine stores and free wi-fi. From there it’s not far to some of the Caribbean’s most…

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Aquila 44: All the Makings of a Great Vacation

With its 21’6” draft carried all the way forward, the Aquila 44 catamaran has space – and more space – just about everywhere. The three-stateroom, three-head boat also has a lot of privacy. The master stateroom is forward with a king-sized bed, a small settee in a separate seating area and a large head and shower. The two separate hulls, meanwhile, mean the two more staterooms, one on the port side and one to starboard, are totally private, a major advantage during cruise with family or friends. In the salon, the galley is aft, with a dining/sitting area forward; it’s…

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Go Fishing on Your Moorings Charter in the BVI

Good news for fisherman. Now you can go fishing on your charter vacation on The Moorings in the BVI. Indeed, The Moorings just registered their entire fleet of power cats in the BVI as fishing vessels, meaning they are legal for fishing there. A recent regulation imposed by the BVI government requires all vessels to have an official registration number in order to engage in any fishing activities; as of July 1, all Moorings power cats, from 39 to 51 feet, have the official registration numbers. These boats are in addition to the entire fleet of Moorings crewed yachts, which…

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