Resorts World Bimini is just a hop, skip and a world away
You don’t need to travel to the other side of the world. Adventure is waiting— and so much closer than you think. Come over to Resorts World Bimini.
It is uncanny and hard to describe, but when you are here, you feel it. Bimini is where storied sands, tangible magic, and island folklore come to life. It’s Hemingway’s literary muse, home to the Fountain of Youth and a piece of the lost city of Atlantis…or so the stories go. Bimini positively overflows with rich history, fabled tales, and charming curiosities.
The Bahamian island of Bimini lies a mere 50 miles east of Miami, Florida’s coast. What was once a haven for 18th-century pirates and rum runners during Prohibition for its proximity to the U.S., Cuba and other surrounding Caribbean islands, Bimini is now a traveler’s paradise—complete with exquisite beaches, incredible fishing adventures, and, of course, island charms. “Bimini is a destination not as well known to most travelers. It offers the unique opportunity to travel somewhere most people have not been,” says Resorts World Bimini’s Media Manager Aaron Keene. And he’s right; it’s certainly no Nassau. While it has been developed, the island remains true to its roots and culture.
Travel the streets of the island (golf cart is the preferred method of transportation) and soak in the charm and hospitality from eateries like Edith’s Pizza, Stuart’s Conch Stand and Three Daughter’s Deli. Even better, head up to the famous Dolphin House, a treasured hub for history and the essence of what makes the island so special.
Old-World Charm, New-Fashioned Luxury
As the legend goes, Ashley Saunders began creating the famed Dolphin House in 1993 after a profound encounter while swimming with wild dolphins. He’s been building the tribute structure from objects found on Bimini ever since. Stop by and marvel at the mosaics covering the walls crafted from tiles, shells, bottles, coins, and everything in between. Be sure to speak with Saunders about the island’s history and most notable residents. “The town of Bimini offers authentic Bahamian culture and is relatively untouched,” says Keene.
The town may still be a snapshot into earlier days, but once you reach the arching gateway to the sprawling 750-acre Resorts World Bimini (RWB), you start to feel the magic mixing with adventure. Completed in 2016, the lavish resort is a complement to the island’s leisurely vibes. Bimini holds many accolades. Two of the most impressive are “Gateway to the Bahamas” and “Gamefishing Capital of the World,” so it’s no surprise that lavish marinas at RWB were built for guests to stay, play and fish to their hearts’ content.
Arrive in Style
There are two docking options for cruisers looking for adventure at Resorts World Bimini: the expansive Mega Marina, adjacent to the resort and can accommodate vessels up to 200 feet, or at the marina located in Fisherman’s Village, steps away from the resort’s entrance. For would-be visitors not inclined to cruise across the Gulf Stream, there are a handful of ways to arrive in style.
Tropic Ocean Airways offers unparalleled seaplane service from Fort Lauderdale and Miami. In under an hour, you’ll go from stateside to poolside, and while the water landings alone could constitute an adventure, their skilled pilots are true professionals and leave you at ease. The other option is to leave from Miami Seaport on FRS Caribbean’s fast ferry. If seas are favorable, relax on the sundeck of the 170-foot catamaran ferry, and you’ll be at Bimini before you finish your cocktails. Tiara sidebar june 34LX Dusky 33 XF center console with crew heading out fishing. Port Royal, then and now. Gordon Pass then and now. Gordon Pass, then and now. Naples City Dock now. Naples City Dock in 1940. Naples Pier, then and now. Port Royal, then and now. . Elaborate sculptures are made every year at the Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival. Learn how to re-float your boat after it runs aground. Pearl Yachts 80 Grand Banks 60 off Point Judith RI Hinckley Dasher, world’s first fully electric luxury yacht, debuted at the Newport International Boat Show. Hinckley Dasher, world’s first fully electric luxury yacht, debuted at the Newport International Boat Show. Hinckley Dasher, world’s first fully electric luxury yacht, debuted at the Newport International Boat Show. Hinckley Dasher, world’s first fully electric luxury yacht, debuted at the Newport International Boat Show. Bleached Anemone and a False-Clownfish Christmas Island: photo by Kara Murphy Christmas Island: photo by Kara Murphy Great White Wall: photo by Kara Murphy A band of sea turtles swim on site of Lady Elliot Island Ray play in the waters of Lady Elliot Island An underwater scene from Raja Ampat: photo by Kara Murphy Jellyfish everywhere in Raja Ampat: photo by Kara Murphy Idyllic Similan Island waters await: photo by Kara Murphy Sailors from the 2016 Charleston Race Week. Photo: Tim Wilkes The Sugar Sand Walk features a creation by master sculptor Patrick Harsch. The interesting shape of the pool at Playa Largo Resort & Spa offers a variety of options and views for sunning or shade. Family friendly movies are shown on a movie screen that drops down from the large trellis over the pool. Whether you prefer sun or shade, you’ll enjoy a water view on the pool deck. Chandeliers in the Tavernier Ballroom are fashioned like bubbles rising to the surface as if you’re under water. Sol by the Sea offers casual dining just steps away from the marina docks. Playa Largo Resort & Spa the lobby makes for a convenient meeting spot for light bites and happy hour drinks. The ceviche and sushi restaurant Las Olas (above) is just off the lobby IGY Marina’s Isle del Sol in St. Maarten. Photo: IGY Marinas New Nor-Tech 450 with 5 Mercury Verado 400’s. Photo: JLambertPhotos.com The A sweeping T-Top design provides a range of features. Photo: JLambertPhotos.com The interior cabin contains a full-sized head with shower. Photo: JLambertPhotos.com Natural light floods the 450’s spacious interior with luxury amenities. Photo: JLambertPhotos.com The console functions as the command center for the boat. Photo: JLambertPhotos.com The carbon fiber console serves as boat’s control center. Photo: JLambertPhotos.com Ingenious use of space in the master offers a port-side head that’s separated from the shower courtesy of frosted glass doors that swing outward. There’s room for two at the helm. Jeanneau has a long-standing relationship with the Italian design and engineering firm Garoni Design that developed the sleek-looking profile of the Leader 46 C-shaped seating is slightly raised for great views all around. Ingenious use of Pete’s Pub is a Bahamian must-see! The Leopard 43 powercat offers the stability and broad foredeck for picking up mooring balls. The forward door enables convenient centerline access from bow to stern. The salon layout provides ample storage and enables efficient freedom of movement with natural light for enjoying the outside elements. The door and windows open wide to the aft deck creating a large living area Flybridge relaxation, entertaining and sightseeing can’t be beat with a view like this. Alfresco meals on the aft deck are protected from the occasional tropical shower thanks to the large flybridge. D2 discovered one of the largest aggregations of Brisingid sea stars anyone on the ship had ever seen. NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer berthed at the NOAA Ford Island facility located in the middle of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii H2OBX rendering of facilities bar and restrooms at the water park. Photo: h20bx Remnants from the site’s rainwater collection basin The old brig still remains as the naval base’s military prison. Worn and weary, this guard shack remains at the old NAVFAC facility A rustic gasoline pump still displays prices from the 1960s. Large wave astern of NOAA ship DELAWARE II off the New England coast. Photo courtesy of NOAA The NOAA vessel Fairweather approaches one of many data buoys, which provide real-time information critical for understanding and predicting El Niño and La Niña events, ocean currents, rogue waves, and more. photo courtesy of NOAA A restaurant in the colonial town of Trinidad A horse and carriage make their way down a cobbled street in Trinidad A vintage auto in Trinidad Sunrise illuminates the mountains in southern Cuba Children on their way to school near the Bay of Pigs; Socialist propaganada at a factory Havana’s colonial quarter rises from the heart of the city. Panama hats and Che Guevara adorn a souvenir stand in Havana. Hemingway’s favorite fishing boat, Pilar Inside Hemingway’s studio at Finca Vigia on the outskirts of Havana Sea kayakers approach flamingos on Cuba’s southern coast. The full-beam king master is of equivalent or even larger size than on much bigger yachts and benefits from his-and-her heads, with separate shower compartments. Built-in storage provides for long-distance and liveaboard provisions. Photo: JLambertPhotos.com Twin doors open from the aft deck to the salon and rich furnishings: a pair of lounge chairs (not shown), large sofa, custom wooden table, writing desk, storage, and large-screen TV. Photo: JLambertPhotos.com The enclosed flybridge is well equipped with centerline controls, a large settee and custom table, and dayhead for convenience. Photo: JLambertPhotos.com New Nor-Tech 450 Midnight Express 3-12-13 motor yacht in navigation, aerial view Luxury speed yacht near tropical island in Miami, Florida Bonadeo Boatworks Yacht Tender Amp it Up. Photo: JLambertPhotos.com You know what they say, why have one outboard when you could have five! There’s something for everyone at Sunsail’s B.V.I. Rum Flotilla. Photo credit: Tony Demin (Sunsail) Participants from the Resorts World Bimini Wahoo Tournament, photo credit: Resortsworldoceansports.com Da Vine wine merchants on Harbour Island, Photo credit: Rex Noel Even rudimentary aids help cruisers safely navigate channels.Photo credit: Rex Noel French Leave performing at Eleuthera All That Jazz. Photo credit: Marc Coeffic Jazz Due Diligence The interior of Sassy, a 2016 101′ Hargrave, was designed by Shelley DiCondina. The Juliette Gordon Low is named after the founder of the first American Girl Scout troop. Photo credit: Visit Savannah Opposite page: St. John the Baptist Cathedral’s twin spires tower over Lafayette Square, one of Savannah’s many grand, historic houses of worship.Photo credit: Geoff L Johnson Savannah boasts the third largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the world, with revelry that lasts throughout the whole day and night. Photo credit: Travis Sayre Horse-drawn carriages offer one of the more popular ways to tour historic Savannah. Photo credit: Geoff L Johnson Savannah offers much to see and do on both sides of the Savannah River. Photo credit: Visit Savannah The Tybee Island Light marks the entrance to the Savannah River. The Old Savannah Cotton Exchange, completed in 1887, stands as a reminder of Savannah’s former leadership in the worldwide cotton trade. Photo credit: Dylan Wilson Stately mansions built by wealthy cotton merchants in the 1800s draw millions of visitors (including artists) to Savannah, which has one of the largest historic districts in the country. Photo credit: Geoff L Johnson The Tybee Pier & Pavillion attracts visitors to Savannah’s shores. Photo credit: J. Stephen Conn The Juliette Gordon Low is named after the founder of the first American Girl Scout troop. Photo credit: Cliff The family-run Fox Lea Farm is helping Venice rise in the rankings as a top equestrian mecca. A lifeguard stand watches over one of Venice’s pristine beaches on a perfectly clear day. A sign alongside Venice’s streets explains the history of the city. Venice Avenue cuts through the heart of the town’s historic district Venice Yacht Club The pier at Caspersen Beach always draws a crowd on sunny days. One of Venice’s best-kept secrets, however, is its quietly growing equestrian community. There’s plenty of room for toys on the large swim platform. Multiple seating areas bow to stern enable group or private conversations as desired. Woodgrain-finish flooring, windows that open, wise use of space, and 6′ 6″ headroom in the cabin offer an upscale experience. The lower galley is compact yet well-appointed with secure wine glass racks and bottle storage in the blue LED-lighted cabinet. Spring cleaning A tidy engine room has long-term benefit. Photo credit: JLambertPhotos.com Watermaker Maintenance. Photo: Christopher Allen Buchanan Watermaker Maintenance. Photo: Christopher Allen Buchanan Large wave astern of NOAA ship DELAWARE II Quantum Key West Race Week. The Jose Gaspar docked at the Tampa Convention for the annual invasion of Tampa known as Gasparilla. Photo credit: Gasparilla Pirate Invasion Brave volunteers try out SUPs during last year’s Baltimore Boat Show at the Baltimore Convention Center. Photo credit: Christopher Knauss St Thomas International regatta 2016, day 1. Photo: Ingrid Abery Try these seasoning mixes, dry rubs and dessert time-savers in the new year! The F. G. Walton Smith research vessel is docked at the facility on Virginia Key and used for marine studies including those involving sharks. Photo: PSMAS Dr. Roni Avissar, Ph.D. is the Dean of the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science known globally for its outstanding programs. Photo: RSMAS Young lads head for the pig roast at Nippers on Great Guana. Photo Credit: Cher Foth ishing day is popular with everyone. Photo Credit: Cher Foth One cruise was spent at Atlantis with its many tall water slides and an abundance of swimming pools to beat the heat. Photo Credit: Cher Foth We rented outboards to navigate shallow waters between Elbow Cay and Lubber’s Quarters, and to enjoy Tahiti Beach and its soft, white sand and lunch at Cracker P’s. Courtney and Justin spend time at the helm with Capt. Jim. Sometimes the kids swap boats on travel days to other islands or all pile on one. Photo Credit: Cher Foth Whimsically decorated with beach castoffs and old buoys, this Gumbo Limbo tree is on Baker’s Bau at Great Guana, now a members-only resort. Photo Credit: Cher Foth Panamanic cushion sea stars, Asteroidea off the coast of Isabela Island. Photo Credit: Jad Davenport Galapagos sea lions, Zalophus californianus, at home on the red sand beaches of Rabida Island. Photo Credit: Jad Davenport A blue-footed booby, Sula nebouxi, perches atop a monument to Galapagos National Park. Photo Credit: Jad Davenport A pair of waved albatross, Diomeda irrorata, in courtship display. Espanola Island is the location of the only waved albatross nesting colony in the world. Photo Credit: Jad Davenport Marine iguanas, Amblyrhynchus cristatus, split from land iguanas millions of years ago and became adept at swimming and foraging for algae in the sea. Photo Credit: Jad Davenport Lonesome George, a century-old Pinta Island tortoise, or Abingdon Island tortoise, the last of his kind at the Charles Darwin Research Station. Lonesome George died in 2012. The subspecies is now extinct. Photo Credit: Jad Davenport The rugged, volcanic coast of Isabela Island in Galapagos National Park. Photo Credit: Jad Davenport The MV Eclipse, a luxury 48-passenger ship, sailing around the Galapagos. Photo Credit: Jad Davenport There are more brands of yachts than anyone could imagine at the Stuart Boat Show. Photo credit: John Lambert There are more brands of boats on display at the Stuart Boat Show than most people immagine. Photo credit: John Lambert There’s a lot to see with over 200 exhibitors featuring displays in the water and on land. Photo credit: Tom Ryon Shiny new Ranger Tugs @The Stuart Boat Show. Photo credit: John Lambert The Miss Geico Racing Team is an official sponsor of the Stuart Boat Show and always bring giveaways for adults and children. Photo credit: John Lambert More in-water boats than you would imagine at the Stuart Boat Show. Photo credit: JLambertPhotos.com “Hook The Future” – The popular kids’ fishing clinic returns again presented by Captain Don Dingman, and every participant will receive a free rod and reel. Photo credit: JLambertPhotos.com There’s always tons of fun for the kids at The Stuart Boat Show. Photo credit: John Lambert the U.S. Coast Guard always make it fun for kids at the show. Photo credit: John Lambert More center consoles at the Stuart Boat Show. Photo credit: John Lambert Boats at night at the Stuart Boat Show. Photo credit Shawn Therrien Palm Beach 65 Engine Room. Photo credit: Mike Calabro Palm Beach 65 There’s more than six feet of standing headroom in the queen VIP. Photo credit: Andrea Francolini Customizeable layouts offer galley up and down options. Photo credit: Andrea Francolini Palm Beach 65 Three matching Stidd chairs on the flybridge ensure comfort for the skipper and mates. Photo credit: Andrea Francolini Palm Beach 65 Ensuite heads come with enclosed showers and contemporary fixtures. Photo credit: Andrea Francolini Palm Beach 65 Whether in the cockpit enjoying fresh air or cozy in the salon protected from the elements, warm woods blended with colorful accents give and air of casual elegance. Photo credit: Andrea Francolini Palm Beach 65 Unique bow seating in the foredeck provides a great vantage point. Photo credit: Andrea Francolini Christmas Cocktail Meatballs by Lori Ross Simrad GO9 Charting HRPRG Yacht Devices 1 Neptulink Bluesky by MVG Garmin Virb Furuno DRS4D-NXT Target Analyzer Fireboy-Xintex panel Sea-Fire Engine shutdown systems Sea-Fire’s Firestop Detection systems offer cost effective monitoring of various zones aboard the vessel. Sea-Fire suppression systems are automatically activated at a pre-determined temperature Fireboy Extinguisher. Photo credit: Matthew Snyder Fireboy clean agent fire extinguisher. Photo credit: Matthew Snyder Photo credit: Kuznetcov_Konstantin / shutterstock Anglers show off their catch during Operation Sailfish. Photo credit: Bluewater Movements Marina Jack in downtown Sarasota, Florida. Photo credit: SUNTEX Harbor East Marina offers easy access to Baltimore’s many waterfront attractions.Photo credit: Christopher Knauss The beach scene at Ty’s Sunset Bar & Grill. Photo credit: Rex Noel Regatta trophies will be awarded to the winners. Photo credit Rex Noel Skilled Bahamian sailors race through the anchorage at Little Farmers Cay. Photo credit: Rex Noel Crews hike out the pry boards. Photo credit: Rex Noel Simply Better Bottles from 50 Strong Walker Bay Generation 525. Photo credit: Billy Black Coastal Craft 65 Salon ©Neil Rabinowitz 2014 Coastal Craft 65 Running ©Neil Rabinowitz 2014 Coastal Craft 65 Master State Room ©Neil Rabinowitz 2014 Coastal Craft 65 Pilot House ©Neil Rabinowitz 2014 Coastal Craft 65 ©Neil Rabinowitz 2014 Ten Thousand Islands aerial view of mangrove islands in the saltwater estuary. Photo credit: Naples, Marco Island, Everglades CVB Ted Smallwood’s General Store. Photo credit: Rey Perezoso Great white egret with breeding plumage. These beautiful wading birds are easily viewed from numerous locations including nature sanctuaries and coastal areas. Photo credit: Naples, Marco Island, Everglades CVB Fishing against the mangrove islands usually leads to a rewarding catch of redifsh and snook, but keep an eye on the weather; it can be unpredictable in the Ten Thousand Island region. Photo credit: Susanna Botkin Coming back to the dock after a long day of fishing is its own reward, but the plentiful fish you can catch in Chokoloskee are even better. Photo credit: Susanna Botkin Sweetfield Manor is a restored plantation house on a hill above Bridgetown. It has been converted into a bed and breakfast by owners George and Anni Clarke (pictured). Sweetfield Manor is a restored plantation house on a hill above Bridgetown. It has been converted into a bed and breakfast by George and Anni Clarke. Costumed dancer in one of the many bands that ‘jumps up’ on Grand Kadooment Day to celebrate the end of the annual Crop Over celebration. Crop Over is an 18th-century festival honoring the end of the sugar cane harvest. Crane Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches along the quiet southern coast of Barbados. The beach was named not after the beautiful bird, but after an industrial crane used to transfer goods from ship to shore. Rum shop. These local taverns are the heart of every village. Horse races are held at the Barbados Turf Club on the old grounds of Garrison Savannah, where the British Caribbean Force was once billeted. Cattlewash Beach. The wild east coast of Barbados north of the village of Bathsheba is a long stretch of sand where the ‘white horses’ – thundering Atlantic waves – finally hit land after traveling all the way from Africa. Black cow and a rare road sign in the Scotland District, a hilly highland region in northeastern Barbados. High tea at the Fairmont Royal Pavilion, the most British resort on Barbados. The island is often called the most British in the Caribbean due to the nearly 400 years of uninterrupted British rule. High tea at the Fairmont Royal Pavilion, the most British resort on Barbados. The island is often called the most British in the Caribbean due to the nearly 400 years of uninterrupted British rule. The Basin is a secret bathing spot beneath sea cliffs outside the small village of Bathsheba. The surrounding beaches along the wild east coast are often too rough for swimming. But the nearby surfing breaks – including the world famous Soup Bowl – draw an international crowd. The beach at the Fairmont Royal Pavilion, the most British resort on Barbados. The island is often called the most British in the Caribbean due to the nearly 400 years of uninterrupted British rule. Four-Frequency EPIRB The Wonderous Windles. Photo credit: upslim / shutterstock.com Sea Island Golf Club on Sea Island, Georgia Aftermath of Hurricane Hermine on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Photo credit: Jeff Carey The Market at the Inn at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club. Photo credit: Christopher Knauss NARC rally participants. Photo credit: Photo credit: David H. Lyman There’s always a rush to Adderly’s for fresh produce. Photo credit: Rex Noel The anchorage at Black Point Settlement attracts cruisers on the hook. Photo credit: Rex Noel Ocean waves crash on the rugged Great Guana shoreline. Photo credit: Rex Noel The Black Point waterfront is a popular spot for cruisers to dinghy in for supplies. Photo credit: Rex Noel French Onion Soup Don’t miss the Sunseeker Predator 68 or the Sunseeker Manhattan 52 at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Sarnico, Lago di Iseo, Italy, 13 May 2016 The new Riva “Rivamare” 38 feet Ph: Guido Cantini / Sea&See.com Ocean Alexander 100 Novurania Catamaran 24 Diesel Nor-Tech 450 Midnight Express 34′ Sportfish/Tender The Marlow 53E The Maritimo M64 Surfhunter 32 Hinckley Talaria 34 Runabout Glasstream 255 Pro-XS Evo 43 Photo credit: Nick Collura Cranchi E56 F Astondoa 65 Photo credit: Alberto Cocchi Photo credit: JLambertPhotos.com Down East Buyers Guide Paraphernalia outside Whiddon’s Marina hints at more “treasure” inside their Maritime Museum. Photo by Liz Pasch Old Florida’s island elegance greets guests upon arrival at The Gasparilla Inn Water hazards along perfectly manicured greens await golfers at the Pete Dye 18-hole course. The Certified-Green Inn Marina offers a quiet setting and full service. Photo credit: John J Unrue The Inn Marina manager and fishing charter captain, Brian Knight, handles a hooked tarpon for a delighted client. PhPhoto credit: Daniel Godwin, Boca Beacon The beachfront swimming pool overlooks the Gulf of Mexico. A vintage sign outside of Coconuts, on Seabreeze Blvd., is reminiscent of Fort Lauderdale’s past. Photo credit: Photo credit: JLambertPhotos Dania Beach offers beach docking with a safe and relaxed seashore atmosphere. Photo by: Vera Jordan The many Fort Lauderdale water taxies are sure to impress first-time visitors to our waterways. Photo by: Herb Neufeld The Stranahan House built by Frank Stranahan, Fort Lauderdale’s founding father, is the oldest surviving structure in Broward County. Photo by Philip Pessar The Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse dates back to 1907. Photo credit: visitflorida.com The Lauderdale Marina houses the acclaimed 15th Street Fisheries seafood restaurant and is just minutes from Port Everglades. Photo credit: JLambertPhotos The Hall of Fame passage is one of the most recognizable entrance markers to Fort Lauderdale’s beaches. Photo credit: Photo credit: JLambertPhotos The World Famous Bahia Mar Marina on the ICW in Fort Lauderdale. Photo credit: Fort Lauderdale’s downtown skyline, the Lauderdale Marina and the harbor basin from the Pier 66 tower next to Port Everglades is stunning at night. Photo credit: JLambertPhotos Dania Beach offers beach docking with a safe and relaxed seashore atmosphere. Photo by: Vera Jordan UV-damaged combination bow light lens Blocked stern light Blocked stern light Grand Opening festivities for the new Piggly Wiggly grocery store in Oriental, North Carolina. Photo: Dori Arrington The Corpus Christi Marina received funding from federal grant monies designated to improve the marina and benefit boaters. Phot: city of corpus christi Filled with the vivid colors of the season and family activities, New Bern, North Carolina’s Mumfest, October 8-9, is a fantastic fall destination for Mid-Atlantic cruisers. Photo: Prweb.com St. Thomas, USVI native Taylor Canfield and crew won the last race in 2015. As of World Sailing’s rankings for July 13, 2016, Taylor is the number one ranked match racer in the world. Photo: Bitter End Yacht Club, BVI Haynes Library, Governor’s Harbour Harbour Island Da’ Spott Bar & Grill, a local hangout in Hatchet Bay on Eleuthera. Photo: Rex Noel A shallow reef protects charter boats moored off White Bay on Jost Van Dyke. The 14 MarineMax powercats pick up mooring balls early in Cooper Island’s Manchioneel Bay. Bob and Mitzi Plocher do most of their boating in Lake of the Ozarks on their 2005 Sea Ray 390. Creating family memories while expanding their cruising horizons on a MarineMax Getaway with daughters’ families was Bob’s idea. Bob and Mitzi are joined at the restaurant above The Baths on Virgin Gorda are Amy & Michael Garrett and Kim & Zach Lewis. For the Getaway they appropriately named their boat No Regrets. Shops near Foxy’s on Jost Van Dyke’s Great Harbour offer a variety of colorful island gifts and garb. Taxis on Jost Van Dyke transport tourists between the two bays and stop for photo opportunities upon request. The Jost Van Dyke Methodist Church is on Great Harbour down the road from Foxy’s. The Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost Van Dyke’s White Bay attracts tourists by land and charter guests by sea Oliver (7) and Jacob (9) joined their parents, aunt & uncle and grandparents on the Getaway; their favorite part was snorkeling and seeing jellyfish, anemone and clams. Kyle Bargfrede of MMLOO and wife Mandy invited friends Randy & Anna on Kyle’s 3rd BVI Getaway. Getaway gals explore Manchioneel Bay by kayak. The sun rises over the waters of Panama City. Taken on a tagging trip, April 3, 2012, by Amanda Nalley. Photo credit JLambertPhotos Large, small or in between, center consoles make boating fun. Photo credit: JLambertPhotos.com EdgeWater 262CC Back Cove 32 Shrimp Saganaki A wine shop with a Philadelphia bent, Pinot Boutique supplements its stock of wine, tools and classes with lessons in pairing vino with local fare such as cheesesteaks, soft pretzels, Tastykakes and Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews and offers casual lessons on wines of the American Revolution. Photo by R. Kennedy for VISIT PHILADELPHIA® The Moshulu, a 394-foot sailing vessel launched in 1904, is now permanently docked as a restaurant and bar on the Delaware River in Philadelphia. Photo by B. Krist for GPTMC Each year, millions of people visit Greater Philadelphia’s museums, art institutions and other modern attractions, but the Liberty Bell Center remains one of the region’s most-visited and most-photographed sites. People from all over the country and beyond stand in awe of the iconic symbol of freedom. Photo by J. Fusco for GPTMC The Independence Seaport Museum captures the Philadelphia region’s maritime heritage with family-oriented interactive exhibitions, ship models, artifacts and art. Visitors to the museum can watch a wooden boat being built, climb aboard Admiral Dewey’s 1892 cruiser Olympia, tour the World War II-era submarine Becuna and visit the museum’s nautical gift shop. Photo by M. Fischetti for VISIT PHILADELPHIA® Independence Hall, the birthplace of the United States of America, is one of only 20 World Heritage sites in the country. Throughout its history, Independence Hall was the site of city, state and federal government; a courthouse; and, during the 19th century, a dog pound (in the basement). Photo by G. Widman for GPTMC During the annual Fete Day celebration, visitors to Elfreth’s Alley get a rare glimpse into a dozen 18th-century homes on the nation’s oldest residential street. Photo by R. Kennedy for VISIT PHILADELPHIA Penn’s Landing Marina is within walking distance of Center City, the Historic District, South Street, restaurants, theaters, museums, and more. Photo: Matt Stanley Mother, widow, upholsterer and businesswoman, Betsy Ross, the woman credited with stitching the first American flag, juggled a busy life. At the award-winning Betsy Ross House, interactive displays, period furnishings and appearances by Betsy herself give visitors a face-to-face look at the lives of Colonial women. Photo by M. Fischetti for VISIT PHILADELPHIA® Illustrated by George Cruikshank. A wine shop with a Philadelphia bent, Pinot Boutique supplements its stock of wine, tools and classes with lessons in pairing vino with local fare such as cheesesteaks, soft pretzels, Tastykakes and Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews and offers casual lessons on wines of the American Revolution. Photo by R. Kennedy for VISIT PHILADELPHIA® The Moshulu, a 394-foot sailing vessel launched in 1904, is now permanently docked as a restaurant and bar on the Delaware River in Philadelphia. Photo by B. Krist for GPTMC Each year, millions of people visit Greater Philadelphia’s museums, art institutions and other modern attractions, but the Liberty Bell Center remains one of the region’s most-visited and most-photographed sites. People from all over the country and beyond stand in awe of the iconic symbol of freedom. Photo by J. Fusco for GPTMC The Independence Seaport Museum captures the Philadelphia region’s maritime heritage with family-oriented interactive exhibitions, ship models, artifacts and art. Visitors to the museum can watch a wooden boat being built, climb aboard Admiral Dewey’s 1892 cruiser Olympia, tour the World War II-era submarine Becuna and visit the museum’s nautical gift shop. Photo by M. Fischetti for VISIT PHILADELPHIA® During the annual Fete Day celebration, visitors to Elfreth’s Alley get a rare glimpse into a dozen 18th-century homes on the nation’s oldest residential street. Photo by R. Kennedy for VISIT PHILADELPHIA Penn’s Landing Marina is within walking distance of Center City, the Historic District, South Street, restaurants, theaters, museums, and more. Photo: Matt Stanley Mother, widow, upholsterer and businesswoman, Betsy Ross, the woman credited with stitching the first American flag, juggled a busy life. At the award-winning Betsy Ross House, interactive displays, period furnishings and appearances by Betsy herself give visitors a face-to-face look at the lives of Colonial women. Photo by M. Fischetti for VISIT PHILADELPHIA® The Grenada Sailing Festival takes place every year on Grand Anse Beach. The friendly rivalry of this close-knit community is often expressed in Grenada through the creation of many local regattas and competitions to see which competitor has the fastest vessel. Photo: Joshua Yetman Few people do more than dip a toe in the water on Union Island. Swimming and surfing are banned on La Réunion in all but a few places because of a fear of shark attacks. Cannons watch over the walls of Fort Charlotte constructed in 1806, which has spectacular views overlooking Kingstown and is always worth a visit. C&N’s Port Louis Marina boasts the vibrant colors the islands are famous for. Photo: Camper & Nicholsons International C&N’s Port Louis Marina is also a popular charter destination. Photo: Steve Brett The world’s first underwater sculpture gallery on Grenada attracts divers. Photo: Jason deCaires Taylor The carnival activities in Grenada begin in July, although they don’t pick up until the beginning of August with nightly calypso shows. A week before the Grenada Carnival begins, the carnival queen show takes place with a parade through St. George’s streets. Snorkeling in Grenada is only one of the many activities to enjoy while out on the water. Adventure Jeep tours offer visitors the opportunity to explore Grenada’s natural beauty. The Grenada Sailing Festival takes place every year on Grand Anse Beach. The friendly rivalry of this close-knit community is often expressed in Grenada through the creation of many local regattas and competitions to see which competitor has the fastest vessel. Photo: Joshua Yetman Naval architect Lou Codega designed the 41 specifically for Yamaha’s Helm Master system with joystick control and a complete electronics package at the helm. Naval architect Lou Codega designed the 41 specifically for Yamaha’s Helm Master system with joystick control and a complete electronics package at the helm. The head and shower, and galley with cooktop, microwave and sink. Overnight accommodations below deck offer sleeping for two in a queen-size berth that converts to an eating area. The swim ladder is concealed yet easily deployed when needed. Grow a galley herb garden and liven up your onboard menus. Photo: Susanna Botkin Oceanographers-deploy-a-buoy-inside-an-atoll. Photo: Dr.Jean-Kenyon,NOAA USS Jackson shock trial off the Florida coast. Photo: U.S. Navy Participants compete in the Whatever Floats Your Boat Regatta. Photo: Amanda Daughtry Stocking Island’s famous Volleyball Beach. Photo: Rex Noel “George Town Has Talent” entertains with locals and cruisers alike. Photo: Heather Sadeg Pets show off their costumes at the Regatta Pet Parade. Photo: Heather Sadeg Extreme boat docking will debut on the western side of the Chesapeake Bay this month at the Baltimore Yacht Basin. Photo: Christopher Knauss The CNSJ 62ndIBT, 62nd International Billfish Tournament, ran from September 24 – 30, 2015.The winning boat was Peje with seven blue marling tipped and released totaling 2275 points. The winning angler, Caito Chapel, who was from Peje too, won with three tip and release for a total of 975 points. Photo: Mark Smestad Photo credit: Braden Kowitz A dark and stormy is perfect for relazing at the beach. Photo credit: Kansas Photo Cool Citrus Pie image 46th Annual Newport International Boat Show Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Arizona and Nevada Biscayne National Park, Miami, Florida. Photo: National Park Service / Judd Patterson Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska Infused water drinks are light and refreshing and contain only natural ingredients. Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia. Photo: Eric Hill Lake Champlain at Dusk. Photo: Travis Leehardin Double-crested cormorant, Union Bay, Lake Washington. Photo: Ingrid Taylar Lake Sammamish, Washington. Photo: Mgg-Kitsap The Adler Planetarium is on the museum campus within walking distance from Burnham Harbor. The landmark Chicago Theater on State Street has entertained since 1921. ChooseChicago.com For die-hard baseball fans, nothing beats a home game at Wrigley Field. The downtown skyline is majestic, with Navy Pier in the foreground and Lake Point Tower just behind. Photo: Patrick L. Pyszka Riverside dining is a summertime favorite among locals who make reservations well ahead of time. Chicago’s deep dish pizza is world famous. A dual console and multiple seating areas on the Freedom 275 DC ensure family and guests have their choice of views while cruising. PFDs are located within easy reach under the hardtop on the Freedom 275 DC. Better ergonomics at the reworked helm of the Freedom 275 DC enables enhanced functionality for the skipper. The forward seating area on the 271 FS offers multiple options and additional seating for five persons. The sharp entry and multiple strakes on the Grady-White Canyon 271 FS ensure a soft, dry and comfortable ride. Photo: Charles P Adams Ranger Tugs R-31 CB The Ranger Tug R-31 CB has plenty of inside room for family and guests. Cutwarer 24 outboard makes the best possible use of inside space. Cutwater 24 Outboard All of Fluid Motion’s boats are trailerable, which enables owners to explore waters near and far. Always review all NMMA and/or NATM decals before trailering. EZ Loader’s example of Electro LED rail lights with logo allows for complete customization. EZ Loader’s Electro LED Brite Step helps ensure operator safety. EZ Loader’s exclusive, special edition winch adjusts to your requirements. The beautiful Tarpon Point Marina in Cape Coral, Florida. Photo: Tarpon Point Marina Driver David Brash and Throttleman Barry Podmore compete in 2015’s Carib Great Race. Rodan Photography Ruins of the Great House at Armbrister Plantation and the Hermitage on Mount Alvernia. Photo: Amy Noel Pompey “Bohog” Johnson. Photo: Amy Noel Hidden Treasures Restaurant, New Bight. Photo: Amy Noel Ruins of the Great House at Armbrister Plantation and the Hermitage on Mount Alvernia. Photo: Amy Noel The fishing fleet gears up for the annual Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament in Manteo, North Carolina. Photo: Pirate’s Cove Marina The Corsair 28 offers a variety of engine options from Mercury and Volvo Penta in twin-engine packages ranging from 300-430 horsepower for each engine. The revamped Corsair 28 boasts not only the luxurious touches associated with the Chris-Craft name but also improves upon earlier editions to combine form and function. Chris-Craft’s brand new Capri 25 embraces the classic design of its predecessors yet forges ahead with innovative features that improve the passenger experience. Chris-Craft’s brand new Capri 25 embraces the classic design of its predecessors yet forges ahead with innovative features that improve the passenger experience. The World War II Memorial on the Washington Mall is just one of the many not-to-be-missed sights in the nation’s capital. Photo: Washington.org The Torpedo Factory building shown behind boats docked at the Alexandria City Marina now houses a collection of working artists and their boutiques. Photo: R. Kennedy White House. Photo: Marquis Perkins The inside of the Capitol Dome glows at night. Photo: Washington.org Whether at the top of the Capital Wheel or enjoying pre-dinner cocktails while docked at the National Harbor Marina, both offer a lovely sunset view. Photo: Marina at National Harbor The National Harbor Marina offers a lovely sunset view. Photo: National Harbor Marina Sea Wife is a 24-foot Core Sounder built locally in 1954 for fishing. It is now owned by the North Carolina Maritime Museum. Photo: Jim Raycroft Moores Marine specializes in interventions and resurrections of the classic wooden boat variety. Photo: Jim Raycroft There is a lot going on in Jarrett Bay Marine Industrial Park. Photo: Jim Raycroft The iconic lighthouse at Cape Lookout. Photo: Jim Raycroft Professional chefs prepare meals for a number of private residents who open their homes for the event. Photo: Jim Raycroft Lunch at the 25-year-old Beaufort Grocery Company is located within steps of the waterfront. Photo: Jim Raycroft The JBBW “cash wrap”, as seen in the JBBW company store on Beaufort’s Front Street—an attention-grabbing solution for the nautical retailer. Photo: Jim Raycroft Colorful tour bikes are available at Hungry Town Tours. Photo: Jim Raycroft The 41’s well appointed cabin can be customize for the serious fisherman as well as general storage. Photo: Bahama Boat Works.com Ingenious, optional design for twin lounge seating above stowage.Photo: Bahama Boat Works.com Garmin electronics package provides premium GPS and radar capabilities. Photo: Bahama Boat Works.com The 41’s modern and customizable seating options include fighting chairs to help land a prize sport fish. Photo: Bahama Boat Works.com A spacious bow sunpad allows sunseekers room to spread out. Photo: Bahama Boat Works.com Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha. Photo: Will Ricketson US Sailing Team Sperry. Photo: Onne Van Der Wal Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha, Women’s 470, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider 2014. Photo: Jen Edney Boats compete by Ravenel Bridge during Charleston Race Week. Photo: Carol Bloom Photography Be sure to speak with your guests before they board the boat. Photo credit: John Lambert Suzuki’s newest portable outboards mark a significant milestone. GULF OF MEXICO (May 16, 2010) An oil containment boom deployed by U.S. Navy Supervisor of Salvage and Diving personnel surrounds New Harbor Island, La. to mitigate environmental damage from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Deepwater Horizon was an ultra-deepwater oil rig that sank April 22, causing a massive oil spill threatening the U.S. Gulf Coast. (U.S. Navy photo/Released) Chris Page of Mote Marine Laboratory works with corals at the land-based nursery in Mote’s Summerland Key laboratory. Photo: Conor Goulding/Mote Marine Laboratory Visitors enjoy an overlook of Back Creek from the grounds of Mt. Harmon Plantation. Photo: Christopher Knauss St. Lucia Carnival patrons celebrate in bright, lavish costumes.. Photo: St.Lucia Tourism Board St. Lucia Carnival Photo: Ty Richardson St. Lucia Carnival St. Lucia Carnival St. Lucia Carnival St. Lucia Carnival.Photo: St.Lucia Tourism Board The new welcome sign gives boaters good reason to anchor at Conception Island. Cumulus cloud over the Atlantic Ocean. Photo: Tiago Fioreze Two must-see historical destinations are the Maryland State House and the William Paca House and Gardens. Water taxis make getting from a mooring or marina to shoreside pleasures quick and easy. Two must-see historical destinations are the Maryland State House and the William Paca House and Gardens. The annual Rotary of Annapolis Crab Feast, usually held in August, features all-you-can-eat steamed and Old Bay seasoned crabs, part of a complete menu Cruisers who take the tour of the United States Naval Academy witness the pageantry and tradition of the Noon Formation of Midshipmen. Cruisers strolling the brick sidewalks of Main Street and its offshoots will discover a pleasant mix of historical buildings, great restaurants, galleries, and shops. Illuminated by the lights of Annapolis along Main Street, modern family cruisers and traditional workboats share a rare quiet moment on the City Dock downtown. Photo: Bob Peterson Pussers Caribbean Grill has an outstanding view of boats transiting City Dock Music of all kinds is on tap in Annapolis, including outdoor concerts of Colonial and Revolutionary eras at the William Paca House. Annapolis City Marina houses one of two fuel docks in Annapolis Harbor proper. Susan B. Campbell Park at the harbor end of City Dock is a gathering place for strollers, as well as the site for free concerts and special tours of visiting vessels. The Vancouver Maritime Museum in British Columbia has preserved maritime history of the Pacific Northwest since 1959. Photo: Zuzana Prochazka The USS Wisconsin, an Iowa-class battleship, dwarfs the museum next to which she’s docked. Photo: Zuzana Prochazka Guests can tour numerous ships at the Maritime Museum of San Diego from the steam-powered ferry Berkeley, to the HMS Surprise, a 1970 replica of the 18th century frigate Rose that was also featured in the Academy Award-winning film Master and Commander. Photo: Zuzana Prochazka Norfolk has enjoyed its 80,000 square foot National Maritime Center, better known as the Nauticus Museum, for the past 22 years. Photo: Zuzana Prochazka Duluth, Minnesota’s Canal Park offers a great view of Lake Superior and the aerial lift bridge, as well as dining options such as Grandma’s Saloon, a visitor favorite. Photo: Diane Hilden The Hooper Strait lighthouse, a typical Chesapeake screwpile lighthouse, served on Tangier Sound for 75 years before being decommissioned and moved to it’s present location at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Photo: Zuzana Prochazka Triumph Fig.4 Anchorage in Boot Key Harbor, Marathon, Florida. Photo: Boot Key Marina Critics say catch share fishing experiences blur the line between commercial and recreational fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Photo: Liz Pasch Common lionfish (Pterois volitans) photographed in Manado, Indonesia Photo: Jens Petersen (Edit by Olegiwit) Large tanks allow visiting mermaids to participate in the annual Norfolk Harborfest at Town Point Park. Photo: The Real Mermaid LLC Sailing summer camps in the B.V.I. Photo: Sail Caribbean Dredging Mouth Sound. Photo: Barbara Crouchley An osprey sits atop a masthead eyeing prey below the water’s surface. Photo: Barbara Crouchley Great Inagua is known for its endemic species, especially in plants and reptiles. However, Lake Rosa (aka Lake Windsor) that spans most of the island is home to more bird life than anywhere in The Bahamas. Photo: Bahamas National Trust Dredging Mouth Sound. Photo: Barbara Crouchley Accon Marine’s Drink Holders securely hold and prevent spills of your favorite cold beverage. Kevin Dodge, photographer and diver, shows his passion for both in his photography. Dodge captures the sailfish’s movement through the water. Part of “The Shallows” collection, the lone star on a majestic looking white sandy beach. This photograph perfectly captures the “shallow” waters and its denizens. The sailfish caught and captured in two worlds. Sebago celebrates it’s 70th anniversary with a new line of docksiders. Even from a distance, cruisers can pick out Hope Town’s candy cane-striped lighthouse. The landmark sign points the way to more island fun and adventures. Photo: Zuzana Prochazka Pick up a colorful, canvas bag for yourself or others at Albury’s Sail Shop. Photo: Zuzana Prochazka Colorful colonial architecture can be seen throughout the town. in Man-O-War Cay. Photo: Zuzana Prochazka Tan your toes in The Abacos. Recap the day’s adventures in the Abaco Inn Bar & Lounge on Elbow Cay. Wine and appetizers are more enjoyable during Bahamian sunsets. Photo: Zuzana Prochazka Homemade tiramisu from Firefly Gril. Photo: Zuzana Prochazka Probably the most recognizable landmark in Abaco, the famous red & white striped lighthouse, is one of the last manual lighthouses in the world. Photo credit JLambertPhotos Treat the chef to an evening away from the galley at Firefly Grill, one of the best eateries in the Abacos. Photo credit JLambertPhotos Moss Town Primary (Great Exuma) students help tag turtles in Barra Terre. Students at Moore’s Island All-Age School are asked, “How many of you have eaten sea turtle?” Photo by Riguel Nesbitt. This female loggerhead goes back to the sea carrying her new tags Delphine Carroll, a BESS Scholar, snaps a selfie with a small hawksbill north of Royal Island. “Captain” Leo Gibson dives up a green turtle near the wall off Landrail Point, Crooked Island. Ansil Saunders’ World Record from the Int’l Game Fish Association The Black Fly Lodge Old Bahama Bay at Sunrise Vaughn Cochran, co-owner of the Blackfly Lodge in Southern Abaco BBBG CLUB The Green Turtle Club Bonefish fin-clipped for tagging Bonefish being released. Photo: Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (Left-to-Right) Bonefish Tommy Sewell, Eagle Eyes Fred Rolle and Ansil Saunders. (Photo courtesy Big Game Club) Kahlenberg M-512 Repair cracked varnish View from the Emerald Bay clubhouse. Photo: Stephen Connett An arrival photo of sailors on the fall Salty Dawg Rally and dawgs visiting Calypsonian Foxy Callwood on the BVI’s of Jost Van Dyke with the real Salty Dawg, Brie. Far right and second from right are Salty Dawg Rally founders, Bill and Linda Knowles. Photo: Salty Dawg Rally Big & Rich will appear on Sunday at this year’s Virginia Beach Patriotic Festival, June 3-5. Photo: Tom Frisch, Twin Cities, Minn. North American river otter Pippi swims in the exhibit “Otters & Their Waters,” which opens Feb. 26 at Mote Aquarium in Sarasota, Fla. Photo: Alexis Balinski/Mote Marine Laboratory Tourists on a fishing excursion off the coast of Port Aransas, Texas. Photo: Andy Cook/Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce/Tourist Bureau. Albermarle Loop – lighthouse & sailboat. Photo: AlbermarleLoop.com Relax on the inviting lounges on the aft deck of the flybridge deck. The full-beam king master is spacious, simple and elegant. Freshen up in the contemporary head before stepping out again. The intimate U-shaped dinette on the flybridge is ideal for happy hour. Mix a cocktail at the wet bar just aft of the helm and keep the captain company. Some serious suntanning awaits on the large sunpads at the bow. Serve lunch alfresco on the aft deck’s high-gloss teak table. Five-star-worthy cabins offer privacy with a view. Food prep in the country kitchen will delight the chef. The casual dinette calls for breakfas Barbecue preparing for a party on the luxury catamaran yacht Everyone loves babies especially sea turtles released on South Padre Island. Cruising families enjoy Schlitterbahn, one of the nation’s biggest and best amusement parks. Fine beach sand attracts world-class sandcastle-building competitions to Padre Island. Hobie Cats prepare for the Great Texas 300. Sportfish boats line the docks at Padre Island marinas waiting for fishing season—and the weekend. take the helm behind the comfortable and userfriendly station that boasts large Garmin screens and all navigational tools needed for a smooth ride. whether you opt for a fun family affair or a day out fishing, The Hunt 32CC provides endless options. The wraparound settee and the optional teak table at the bow call for social gathering. Painting at Huckins Bottom work being done before applying Interlux bottom paint. Photo: Billy Black Stunning blue icebergs off Laurie Island. Photo: Jad Davenport Museum in a restored biological station at the Argentine meteorological station, Orcadas. Photo: Jad Davenport expedition cruise ship MV Polar Star breaking ice. Photo: Jad Davenport Antarctica guides are prepared for anything. Photo: Jad Davenport Adélie penguin on Devil Island. Photo: Jad Davenport Esperanza Base in Hope Bay was set up in 1951 to house 80 military & scientific people, including wives and children. Photo: Jad Davenport Passengers bathe in the thermal vents at Deception Island, a dormant caldera. Photo: Had Davenport. explorers venture close to wildlife and icebergs. Photo: Jad Davenport That sturdy construction is a hallmark of the Marlow Explorer 49E series. Built to ISO, ABYC, Unrestricted Navigation, Lloyd’s, and Det Norske Veritas standards. Photo: jlambertphotos.com The well-apointed salon is permeate with rich hardwoods the evoke an classic era of yacht building. Photo: jlambertphotos.com Shoji-inspired overhead storage in the master stateroom reflects the Asian influence. Photo: jlambertphotos.com The open galley is ideal for socializing yet can be closed off from the salon. Photo: jlambertphotos.com Roominess is a priority aboard with generous dimensions afforded at the lower helm—note the hand-crafted wheel—and casual dining area that doubles as a work space. Photo: jlambertphotos.com The 49E, a boat built and designed to travel, cruises with grace and stability thanks to her twin Velocijet strut keels. Photo: jlambertphotos.com Vintage Weekend organizers and participants sure know how to party: TV and movie characters danced the night away at the “Vintage Goes Primetime” dinner dance. Vintage Weekend organizers and participants sure know how to party: Cinderella in her chariot. 1917 Consolidated Yacht Blue Mist with its original iron cast steering wheel “Papa” greated visitors and posed for pictures before helping them board Hemingway’s sister ship Pilar Key West. 1942 Chris-Craft Gambler’s Taxi A Locomobile and a few other cars such as this 1929 Bentley. Attendees and exhibitors braved the elements and stuck around to take an exclusive peek and study up close rare vintage and classic conveyances in attendance such as 1929 Morton Johnson Shirean 1947 Trumpy Lady Catherine Vintage Weekend organizers and participants sure know how to party: superheroes like Batman and crew, and many more TV and movie characters danced the night away at the “Vintage Goes Primetime” dinner dance. a unique 1909 Curtiss Pusher aircraft Jake Cordero vibrant paintings of cultures, nature and animals are a must to see when visiting South Florida. “Octopus Element” is a mixed media piece using different mediums: aerosol, acrylics and oil. Miami Sailfish is the newest creation by Jake Cordero. Torqeedo’s Cruise 10.0 is a clean and green electric outboard motor. An artist rendering of the new Westrec Haulover Marine Center coming to North Miami Beach. The newest in the Boston Whaler Outrage line of fishing boats. KODIAK, Alaska – Aviation Survival Technician First Class Chuck Ferrante, a crewman from an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Kodiak hovering above, holds onto a lifering and two kayaks as crewmen from the fishing vessel Vigilant tow him toward the vessel to take the weathered kayakers aboard July 30, 2009. The aircrew located the two men after a search near Gore Point about 40 miles southeast of Homer. The men were on a trip from Seward to Homer and had been kayaking for eight days. Weather worsened and they became tired and lost some gear prompting them to use their emergency locator beacon and contact the Coast Guard. The kayakers remained aboard the fishing vessel Vigilant and will be taken to Homer in the next 48 hours. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Francis ). Photo: VIDSHUB / wikimedia.org Chandeleur Island Fishing off Mississippi Motherships. Photo: Troy Gilbert Chandeleur Island Fishing off Mississippi Motherships. Photo: Troy Gilbert Chandeleur Island Fishing off Mississippi Motherships. Photo: Troy Gilbert Chandeleur Island Fishing off Mississippi Motherships. Photo: Troy Gilbert Chandeleur Island Fishing off Mississippi Motherships. Photo: Troy Gilbert Chandeleur Island Fishing off Mississippi Motherships. Photo: Troy Gilbert Go for the shrimp “spiders,” a gourmet snack on the Gulf Coast. Photo: Troy Gilbert An artist’s rendition of the planned wetlands habitat between Piers 3 and 4 at Baltimore’s National Aquarium campus. Photo: Ayers Saint Gross Architects The Altamer Resort on Anguilla, site of a future megayacht marina. Photo: Morgan Abbott Jason deCaires Taylor’s sculpture The Musician. Photo Stephen Connett Loggerhead turtles mating. Photo: Lorraine Minns The Doctor of Libation,” mural by Sally Rolle An angler lands a 10-pound bonefish just one mile off George Town with guide Reno Rolle. Photo: Stephen Connett Mela T Underwater Photo credit: JLambertPhotos.com Swimsuit, Bird-Bikini Sleeping Pig. Photo credit: JLambertPhotos.com Swimsuit-Sunset-Cocktails Photo credit: JLambertPhotos.com Swimsuit-Sunset-Boating Photo: jlambertphotos.com Photo credit: JLambertPhotos.com Photo credit: JLambertPhotos.com Swimsuit: MonteCE Swim, Montezuma. Photo credit: JLambertPhotos.com Swimsuit-Montce-Swim-Mela-Torres. Photo credit: JLambertPhotos.com Swimsuit Island Company-Yellow banana beach sheet. Photo credit: JLambertPhotos Swimsuit Group laughing on boat. Photo credit: JLambertPhotos Photo credit: JLambertPhotos Photo credit: JLambertPhotos.com Photo credit: JLambertPhotos.com Photo credit: JLambertPhotos.com Anguilla’s Altamer Resort will be the new home to megayachts. Action Craft’s 19 ACE is two boats in one. Cobra’s Rod and Reel Storage clamps to the back of the garage door and keeps all the valuable rods out of harm’s way. Yacht Management’s docking area. A view of the Yacht Management yard. Yacht Management Service Center. The writer testing the accuracy of The NightPilot during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Photo: Jlambert Yacht Photography The Historic Florida Militia puts on quite a show during their many yearly historic reenactments that take place in America’s oldest settlement, St. Augustine. Photo: Jackie Hird Volunteers hold hands in solidarity at an event held by the Gulf Restoration Network for the preservation of the Gulf of Mexico. Photo: Gulf Restoration Network The learning experience afforded to Sea Scouts lasts a lifetime. Photo: the Sea scouts The Thomas Jefferson Memorial framed by cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C. Photo: National Park Service Puerto Rico’s Lazy Dog crew race in the St. Thomas International Regatta. Photo: Dean Barnes Tongue Souse, Johnny Cake with Lime and Pepper at Sammy’s Place. Photo: Stephen Connett Stone Turtle at Rollezz Resort. Photo: Stephen Connett Services offered at Dingle’s. The BBQ grill is complimentary. Photo: Stephen Connett Guest Villa at Shannas Cove Resort with a view of Port Royal. Photo: Stephen Connett Carl and Yvonne Rolle at Rollezz. Photo: Stephen Connett Southern Boating Media Group The tile and its caviar-like finish (Landa’s creation) was the inspiration behind the company’s name—Crystal Caviar. Pictured a caviar tile with 24K Gold. The GB60’s lines embody the balance and proportion that are integral to a yacht’s design. An aerial view of the Ocean Yacht Marina in Portsmouth, Virginia. In addition to its wet slips, the marina counts 275 dry rack slips as well as a full service yard capable of handling yachts to 305 foot dockside. “Cone” by renowned artist Jan Frydrych. Chandelier by renowned artist Jan Frydrych. Marek Landa, Owner, Crystal Caviar. Gold Chandelier. Crystal Blanket Chandelier. The built-in stairway automatically extends when the swim platform is lowered. The German-engineered Bavaria 420 Coupe has sexy Italian lines in its styling. The retractable hardtop makes indoor dining an alfresco experience. Enjoying drinks and snacks on the aft deck of the Bavaria 420 coupe. The Bavaria Virtess 420 Coupe in Miami FL. An aerial view of the Bavaria Virtess 420 Coupe. Open the manual sunroof on the Tiara 39 Coupe for a cruise under the stars and fresh sea breezes. Relax from your travels in the large Master with a queen-sized berth. There are plenty of storage compartments. The helm station, with it’s integrated electronics, is still part of the salon thanks to the L-lounge seating. The Tiara 39 cuts through the water with grace. Tiara Q44 Sea Ray 400 Sundancer Scout 231 XS Bay Boat Regulator 34 Center Console Regal 26 Express Princess S65 Ocean Alexander 70E Numarine 60 FLY Nordic Tug 44 Nor-Tech 560 Midnight Express Adaptive 39 Krogen 58 EB Jupiter 30 HFS Intrepid 410 Evolution Hunt 32 CC Horizon E88 Open Flybridge Hatteras 70 Formula 290 Bowrider EdgeWater 368CC Dyna Yachts 60 HT Riva 88 Domino Cutwater 24 Cobalt CS3 Chris-Craft Capri 25 Chaparral 227 SSX Carver C50 Beneteau GT46 Azimut Magellano 66 37 Bonadeo Boatworks Marlow Mainship M34 Viking 80 Convertible Sanlorenzo SL86 Sabre 66 Dirigo Pursuit DS295 Palm Beach 42 Outer Reef 860 Deluxbridge Marlow 53E Maritimo M65 The finished project, the TV is mounted giving 360 degree viewing positions. Install a trashbin near the prep area for easy clean up. Photo: Capt. Lincoln F. Sternn Upgrading to a double sink makes galley prep much easier. Photo: Capt. Lincoln F. Sternn Additional counter space can be made by using removable tops for the stove. Photo: Capt. Lincoln F. Sternn Adjusting the rigger from the underside. Photo: Liquid Fire Fishing Team. Taco Marine’s Grand Slam 280 Outriggers were installed by Captain Mark Henderson of the Liquid Fire Fishing Team on his Intrepid center console. Photo: Liquid Fire Fishing Team. The installation of outriggers can be simple and easily done by almost any boat owner. Photo: Liquid Fire Fishing Team. Captain Henderson checking the rigger. Photo: Liquid Fire Fishing Team. Wet Sounds Bluetooth volume control. Many “legacy” stereo components have a large variety of faceplates. Splitters and adapters come in many configurations and are inexpensive. Chuck Baier and Susan Landry enjoy the view of Great Harbour Cay from the swim platform of their trawler “Sea Trek.” A fish market near Fort Montagu. Photo: Chuck Baier. Three dinghies anchored on Powerful Beach. Photo: Chuck Baier. The intense colors of a storm on Treasure Cay Beach. Photo: Chuck Baier. Watching a storm from a gazebo on Treasure Cay Beach at the Coco Beach Bar. Photo: Chuck Baier. Susan Landry combing the beach for a remembrance. Photo: Chuck Baier. Public beach at Rainbow Beach and Cay. Photo: Chuck Baier. The lighthouse on Paradise Island. Photo: Chuck Baier. Palm trees and the ocean view on Montagu Beach. Photo: Chuck Baier. An ocean view from N. Bimini Beach. Photo: Chuck Baier. Hope Town lighthouse an downtown view from a beach dune. Photo: Chuck Baier. A spectacular view of the ocean from a beach house deck on Sip Sip Beach. Photo: Chuck Baier. A view of the Atlantis resort in the distance from the Poop Deck on Andros Island. Photo: Chuck Baier. A conch shell pile in Gregory Town. Photo: Chuck Baier. Anchored on the public dock at Green Turtle Cay. Photo: Chuck Baier. The clean sandy beach at Bimini Beach Club. Photo: Chuck Baier. Beach houses on South Palmetto Point. Photo: Chuck Baier. A view from the Great Harbour Cay Beach Club. Photo: Chuck Baier. Dinghies tied to the dock at Abaco. Photo: Chuck Baier. Ziplining through the rainforest canopy is one of the many attractions that draw visitors and have expanded Panama’s tourism industry. Photo: Jim Raycroft Kuna dancers treat spectators to traditional dancing and customs. visitpanama.com The Panama City skyline’s high-rise buildings reflect the country’s flourishing economy. visitpanama.com a surfer enjoys the curl; local cuisine full of color and flavor. vistpanama.com Pristine shallow water and beaches are home to an array of marine life. Photo: visitpanama.com Considered the most beautiful costume in the world, the Panamanian pollera is a colorful dress that exudes splendor, distinction and elegance. visitpanama.com The Panama City skyline’s high-rise buildings reflect the country’s flourishing economy. visitpanama.com Mounted police in Panama City. Jim Raycroft A lobster fisherman shows off his catch. Jim Raycroft local cuisine full of color and flavor. visitpanama.com Whether you’re more comfortable on foot or ATVs, Panama offers an abundance of trails to explore in 14 National Parks. Photo: Jim Raycroft world-class game fishing is one of the many attractions that draw visitors and have expanded Panama’s tourism industry. paradisefishinglodge.com Navigating the locks on the Panama Canal. Photo: Jim Raycroft The Wilbur 34 after refit by Wilbur Yachts Ongoing work and refit of Asha during her six-month stay at Front Street Shipyard in preparation for extended cruising. Photo: Front Street Shipyard Asha during her six-month stay at Front Street Shipyard Hi-Life’s engine room filled with mud. Photo: Wilbur Yachts Hi-Life, a Wilbur 34′ after recover. Photo: Wilbur Yachts Diva, a Deerfoot 62, with a the new keel waiting to be bolted to the hull at Hodgdon Yacht Services Diva, a Deerfoot 62, with a broken keel . Photo: Hodgdon Yacht Services Hi-Life, a Wilbur 34, sat at its Staten Island dock for 19 days in this condition after Hurricane Sandy. Photo: John and Jean Swedberg Laissez Faire, with her stunning Awlgrip Vivid Red hull, comes out of Lyman-Morse yard. Photo: Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding Co Photos Work on one of the Hinckley’s two Hamilton water jets at Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding Co. The yard pulled Laissez Faire’s engines and sent them to Billings Marine for a rebuild. Photo: Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding Co Photos Among the very last screw-pile lighthouses left in the U.S., the Mobile Middle Bay Lighthouse, an Alabama treasure, still guides boaters. Photo: U.S coast guard Horizon Yacht Charters in Antigua. Photo: Jackie Ashford A Reddish Egret crossing rocks Abaco. Photo: Keith Salvesen There are birds aplenty in The Bahamas such as this nesting Red Egret. Photo Stephen Connet Brunswick served as the set for a 1920s gangster movie. Photo: Nancy E. Spraker A good month for education, boat shows and flea markets. Photo: Annapolis School of Seamanship The MJM Yachts 40z cruising along, powered by Twin Volvo-Penta D6 370 HP IPS 500 joystick docking system. The head area offers generous room, and the shower area can be closed off. The cabin bulkhead also offers excellent access to the electronic rigging at the dash. At the helm, you’ll find a high-tech dash with three Garmin screens and center-mounted wheel. The well-appointed galley with a Kenyon two-burner stove, microwave and drawer refrigerator, as well as its cabin and generous head area with shower make the 420 LXF perfect for overnighting Anglers will appreciate the eight flush-mounted rod holders, aerated transom baitwell, and port and starboard floor fish boxes with overboard diaphragm discharge. Outriggers on the hardtop are ready to be deployed for trolling. The customer who buys a boat like the 420 LXF puts a high emphasis on power and performance. With four big Yamaha F300 outboard engines on the back of the transom, The 420 LXF runs at a gratifying than 60 mph+. She is also built entirely of epoxy-infused cored fiberglass, a first for Scout. Prepare to get messy—it’s fingers only with the savory hanging skewers and no cutlery at the very authentic Equus eatery, an outdoor barbecue on top of a hill. savory hanging skewers and no cutlery find some of the prettiest beaches on the bights known locally as “bokas.” Curacao Barbara Beach Shop for souvenirs and handicrafts in Curacao Early sailors loved Curaçao’s dependable waters the culture of Curaçao comes from a much broader palette colored with the Arawak and African cultures Fresh produce and local honey are abundant at the floating market at Caprileskade Fall under Curaçao’s spell Poolside at the sprawling Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort Deep blue and multi colored liqueur the island is best known for 17th-century Dutch homes, helped Willemstad become designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site Fall under Curaçao’s spell, its rainbow of cultures and vibrant, colorful colonial architectural buildings that earned the port of Willmemstad, The San Diego Yacht Club hosted the 2015 J/70 North American Championship scheduled to set sail from Texas this year. Photo: Bronny Daniels U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, fly in the Diamond Formation at the Rhode Island National Guard Open House Air Show. The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform 68 demonstrations at 34 locations across the U.S. in 2014. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kathryn E. Macdonald/Released) The Africa Mercy approaches the port in Freetown. Hubbell Marine’s new circuit tester. Blue Haven Marina, an IGY Marina, is part of “Inspire Giving Through You.” Action Craft’s 21 Coastal Bay has everything a fisherman would need. A residence on Grand Lucayan Waterway in the Grand Bahama—a great way to enter The Bahamas or a perfect spot to own a second home. Enjoy the succulent taste of fresh oysters at The Lowcountry Oyster Festival. Photo: The Chart Group Anglers at the Progressive Insurance pavilion during the Baltimore Boat Show. Sailors compete in the international Optimist Regatta. Photo: Dean Barnes New York Gosia Rojek’s Better Than…, a Swan 42, speeds downwind into Charlotte Amalie harbor in day one racinge in the St. Thomas International Regatta. Sailors compete in the international Optimist Regatta. Photo: Dean Barnes Sailors compete in the international Optimist Regatta. Photo: Dean Barnes Kids follow Mocko Jumbies on the beach at Nanny Cay Marina before prize-giving at the BVI Spring Regatta. Photo: Todd van Sickle J24 and Surprise class on the water during Mango Bowl Regatta. Photo: Dee Lundy-Charles J24 and Surprise class on the water during Mango Bowl Regatta. Photo: Dee Lundy-Charles J24 and Surprise class on the water during Mango Bowl Regatta. Photo: Dee Lundy-Charles Simrad’s Halo radar sees almost everything. Photo: James Moores David Escobedo of Escobedo Boatworks has been reaching back to traditional wooden boats and joining them to modern styles on the outskirts of Buda, Texas. Photo: No. 4 St. James Anglers should find some trophy-sized striped bass this month while fishing in the Mid-Atlantic Rockfish Shootout. Photo: Mid-Atlantic Rockfish Shootout The USA’s Stephanie Roble (right) and USA’s Dave Perry (left) double broach while match racing in the 2011 CAMR. Roble is back this year. Photo: Dean Barnes Brought ashore—this is all that was left of a fishing boat in Salt Pond, Long Island, after the devastating passage of Hurricane Joaquin in October. Photo: Stephen Connett Hargrave 94 Sky Lounge is a custom-built family yacht. An aerial view of South Jersey Marina in Cape May, New Jersey. The South Jersey Marina can handle large yachts up to 150 feet. Davis Instruments’ DockShockle. Flying the Southern Boating flag, and our second powercat bringing up the rear. A typical afternoon on the white sandy beaches of the B.V.I. Skip Allen at the helm of the Mooring powercat. Sacko Sam from Potter’s By The Sea on Anegada Island prepares a succulent dinner of monster lobster. On your next trip to Anegada Island, visit Potter’s By The Sea and see the many remembrances from our and other travelers. Our home for a week aboard one of The Moorings powercats. One of the Southern Boating crew member proudly showing off the large lobster he will eat later. The sign marks the spot of famed Foxy’s Bar on Jost Van Dyke’s Great Harbour. This charter experience created great memories and a stronger bond among the crew. The colorful corals and sea life on the ocean floor of Virgin Gorda Island. Majestic mountains and crystal waters await everyone at The Bitter End Yacht Club on Virgin Gorda Island. The bewitching braided trees and stone stacking on George Dog. A crew member enjoying a stroll through the gargantuan boulders of The Baths on Virgin Gorda. Sea Recovery Aqua Whisper Pro Compact Grady White 275 Freedom A rendering of the new ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina The Adventure Medical Kits’ Marine Series Betty Bauman is in her element instructing new women to the finer points of fishing. Photo credit: JLambertPhotos.com Promarine 400 SFS Wajer 38S Viking 80 Convertible Venture 39 Tiara Q44