The Moorings, now in Martinique
Great trade-wind sailing with French flair? Yes please! The Moorings announced Martinique as their newest destination. Bareboat and skippered charters aboard sail and power yachts are open for booking now for winter 2019 departures. Located in the heart of the Windward Islands, Martinique is a mountainous island and a mecca for French-Caribbean culture, maritime history and world-class sailing. The Moorings base is at the modern La Marina du Marin, which is about 45 minutes from the international airport.
Nicknamed the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean, Martinique is a cultural melting pot that blends cosmopolitan appeal with island charm. “From hiking through lush rainforests to bathing in natural hot springs, strolling on black-sand beaches to feasting on French and Creole cuisine, this one-of-a-kind destination is worthy of every traveler’s bucket list,” says Josie Tucci, vice president of sales and marketing for The Moorings. For more information, visit moorings.com/martinique.
MarineMax Vacations expands to the Bahamas
MarineMax Vacations, which is based in the British Virgin Islands, has selected the Bahamas to expand their charter operation. The new base will be located at the Abaco Beach Resort, which is located at Marsh Harbour, and easily accessible with flights from Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale or Miami to Marsh Harbour International Airport. “We are proud to be working with this iconic resort to bring catamaran charters to a new audience while opening up the opportunity to have a change of scenery for those who know MarineMax Vacations,” says Raul Bermudez, vice president of MarineMax Charter Division.
Guests can choose from a variety of power catamarans ranging from 36 to 48 feet or a sailboat through one of MarineMax Vacations’ partner charter companies. For more information, visit marinemaxvacations.com.
Dream Yacht Charter brings Dream Boat Club to North America
And for something a little different, Dream Yacht Charter announced that they are bringing their Dream Boat Club to North America. Different from the yacht-charter side of the business, Dream Boat Club is a membership-based program that offers use of a variety of boats in multiple locations. The club is based off the earlier success if its European model, and is a reflection of today’s growing sharing economy. Upon joining, Dream Boat Club members receive training on boat handling and then simply have to schedule when they would like to use the boat. Membership dues cover all maintenance, mooring and insurance fees as well on fleets of newer, well-equipped boats. The company plans to have locations throughout the US and Canada in the near future. Learn more at dreamboatclub.com.