The development company that holds the lease on the Bahia Mar Resort and Yachting Center — the main venue of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show — has withdrawn its application to redevelop the property.
The Bahia Mar is a full-service marina with a 50-ton Travelift, a working boatyard, and large dry storage, located on the Bayou Chico Channel.
If you’re tired of the same old-same old, land-based European vacation full of hotel-hopping and EuroTraining, how about chartering a cruiser from England-based Le Boat?
The U.S. Treasury Department has granted Merrill Stevens Yachts a license to convey qualified U.S. citizens to Cuba on crewed charter vessels.
The locks are open to boaters for the first time since 2007, when major renovation work began. That opens up the Kentucky River to the Ohio River for boaters.
The Coast Guard’s primary concern is the safety of persons engaged in water activities, especially during this holiday high travel period where thousands of visitors to the region may be unfamiliar with the hidden dangers of unmarked or open sea beaches.
It is no secret that the Pacific Northwest is home to some of the best cruising grounds the world has to offer. Cruiser Kevin Morris recently explored Patos Island and shot some spectacular drone footage while cruising in his Nordic Tug 34.
The daily fee for tying up at fixed docks and on floating docks not attached to shore will increase from 60 cents per foot to 70 cents, with a minimum charge of $20.
In a moment of breathtaking ignorance, an important Bahamas official has recommended charging cruisers to anchor anywhere in the Bahamas because "they don’t even spend $5 in the Bahamas and what do they eat? Our fish."
The iconic Pier 66 Marina in Ft. Lauderdale is undergoing its first renovation since the yachting center’s launch more than five decades ago, just in time to return as an additional venue next month at the 55th Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show.
Cruise Venezuela? Forget about it. St. Lucia and St. Vincent? Beware. Avoid anchoring out in Guatemala, too. Cuba, on the other hand, “has virtually no crime against yachtsmen.” So writes economist Catherine Hebson in the most recent edition of the Caribbean Security Index, an online resource for cruisers.