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Nautic Blue becomes Moorings Power and announces a new power cat.

The St. Maarten - St. Martin Classic Yacht Regatta. Spectator or competitor - charter your yacht now!

Gordon talks about 110 volt power on bareboats and reading all that literature you're supposed to read!

Results from the Golden Rock Regatta.

Gordon reveals the latest last minute bareboat specials!

Jackie reviews bareboat chartering in 2006 and has some ideas for 2007.


Jackie talks about checking your ports and hatches.

The organizers of The Golden Rock Regatta need an American entry to fly the old Continental Colors and hopefully, once again, take the 'First Salute' from Fort Orange!

The Summer and Fall Bareboat Specials are hot and available! Jackie summarizes what to look for.

Congratulations Gordon on selling your 4000th bareboat charter - a broker profile.

BVI update - Jackie spends a week in The British Virgin Islands on the new Sunsail 423.

Be one of the first to charter the largest bareboat in The Virgins. Sixty three feet of air conditioned luxury for 6 lucky guests.

Gordon photographs and describes his recent visit to Belize to inspect The Moorings and TMM bareboat fleets based there. Part 1 and part 2.

Gordon discusses what you can realistically expect from a bareboat company and gives you some tips for the boat briefing so you start off on the right foot.

Gordon starts a series of random FAQs which he hopes will be helpful, particularly to those new to the world of chartering.

Where is the new hot place to bareboat? When you really want to try something different...


New Summer Specials on some popular crewed yachts.

We've uploaded more short descriptions of crewed yachts to the website. Useful as an over-view but request our full descriptions before choosing a boat and crew.

Be part of a Tall Ships Parade this summer - don't just watch these majestic vessels from the shore!

Should the standard crewed charter be 6 or 7 nights? Hear the pros and cons, then give us your vote. It could make a difference!

Gordon visits the megayachts at the Antigua and St. Martin Charter Broker Shows.

New Year craziness
- the rush to get the right crewed yacht for New Year 2008

Emily describes the recent fall crewed charter yacht shows.

Emily introduces 'Aurora', a beautiful addition to the fleet that still has openings for prime winter dates

A recent article in Fortune Small Business Magazine gives some (misleading) charter advice.

Bonnie Lynn returns to New England. A chance to charter a modern sailboat with old world charm.

Boat Show Season! A description (with pictures) the 2005 St. Thomas, Tortola, St. Martin and Antigua crewed boat broker shows.

'Le Cochon Noir' comes to Wiscasset.

Heather talks about the recent private crewed boat show she attended in St. Thomas and describes one of the star boats of the show.

Articles about Cruising Grounds


Important Visa information
for visitors from certain countries travelling to The Eastern Caribbean between February 1st and May 15th, 2007

Sad news for 'Willy T' enthusiasts.

The 2007 Cricket Tour is already generating enormous interest. Ed talks about the game and the best way to follow the tour by boat.

The cruising ground in the British Virgin Islands covers a relatively small area but there is so much to see and do that it pays to have a least a tentative itinerary.

Past issues of 'New Boat News'  
General Topics

Bareboat News. Gordon talks about the relocated Moorings base in Mexico, boat additions and some specials.

'New Boat News' (Feb 2007) covers the new bareboats from CYOA, VIP, Sunsail, Horizon, Barefoot and TMM.

'New Boat News' (October 2006) discusses some new additions to the Tortola bareboat fleets and BVI Yacht Charters' new base at Joma Marina.

Gordon's 'New Boat News' (August 2006) discusses some new additions to TMM and Horizon's fleets.

'New Boat News' (July 2006) talks about charter bases relocating and some great new bareboats.

'New Boat News' (May 2006) covers the exciting new cats and monohulls joining The Caribbean bareboat fleets.

Gordon discusses the new larger monohulls in his 'New Boat News' (March 2006). A chance to get a good buy on the yacht of your dreams.

'New Boat News' (Oct 2005) covers all the additions to the Caribbean bareboat fleets for this season.

'New Boat News' (April 2005) gives an overview of new additions to the bareboat fleets.

'New Boat News' (Nov 2004)


What an amazing year! Ed looks back at the 2007 charter season.

'Dream Cruises', Kim Kavin's updated 'How to Charter' Guide.


Waiting for your Passport? You can still travel to The Caribbean.

If you are considering a Chrismas or New Year's charter, here are some things you should know.

An update on the USVI Homeland Security Issues. St. Thomas yachts and businesses meet with government officials to try to end this paperwork farce.

Homeland Security Issues. The new requirements for entering The U.S.V.I. on a crewed yacht.

Jackie has a tip when using your credit card on vacation.

Conde Nast Traveler magazine announces their pick of the 127 top travel agents.

Emily writes about the new passport requirements, which will affect everyone returning to the US from their vacation.

Lynne answers all your cell phone questions.
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