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An article written by our staff and featured in The Charter Connection

Fall 2007

The months just seem to fly by these days. After a very busy summer we are now in the thick of our traditionally busiest booking season and is it ever busy! The holidays and school vacations are heavily booked of course, but there are still a few boats left if you are so inclined. Flight availability can be more limited than the boats, so it may be now or never.

In years past we expected people to book early (6 to 8 months out) but as things in all of our lives got more demanding, we saw a switch over to booking later that usual. That trend seems to be reverting back to the old ways and we are frankly surprised how much is now booked right through next summer, especially cats and yachts with air conditioning. Having said all that, here's the pitch... "better get moving on your plans!"

As already noted, Sunsail, Moorings, Moorings Power and Footloose are now all together at the large Wickham's Cay complex in Road Town. Many of you may also have read in the major boating publications, that big plans are underway to expand and upgrade the facilities there so all in all, this should be good for everyone.

While we are on the subject of base news, Moorings also announced this week that they will relocate their La Paz Mexico base to the new Costa Baja Resort and Marina next month. This is a world class facility with everything you would want and expect in a full service resort and it's only 5 minutes from downtown La Paz and only 10 miles from the airport. Moorings Power will also add their incredible 474 power cats to that base. I want to go, now!

On the Specials front, there are numerous available deals out there, if you have some flexibility on your dates. This is a great opportunity to save serious money, some are upwards of 25% off in high season! What are you waiting for? Someone may be booking your boat right now! With our online real time access to most companies' planning calendars we can give you availability in minutes. Smooth Sailing, bye for now.

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