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A world-class marina, Boston Yacht Haven boasts one of New England’s most desirable locations in Boston’s North End on renowned Commercial Wharf. The famed Quincy Market, New England Aquarium, Boston’s theater and financial districts, and downtown shopping, dining, and nightlife are nearby. Harbor Fuels delivers marine diesel fuel at competitive prices. • More than 100 deep-water slips, 15 mega-yacht berths, dockage for a vessel up to 400’

Located in the heart of picturesque Provincetown, Massachusetts, Provincetown Marina serves both transient and seasonal guests in an enviable location that’s home to rich history, beautiful beaches, breathtaking views, and lively shopping, dining, and galleries. Fuel dock located on-site. • 100 slips accommodating vessels up to 300’ • 85 moorings with launch service

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MARINALIFE is proud to present our annual travel itinerary for America’s top East Coast destinations. Use it as your cruising companion for exploring the Atlantic seaboard from Maine’s cool waters to Florida’s white sand shores. We encourage you to chart your course through four regions — New England, the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Florida — and build your nautical wish list for adventures at every port. To enhance your journey, we flipped through our travel journals, chatted with yacht owners and crew, and asked local marina staff for their secret spots. The result: 27 idyllic destinations from seaside villages and windswept beaches to revitalized urban waterfronts. When it’s time to dock and discover, you’ll find 207 restaurants and lounges, from upscale cuisine to beloved watering holes. We also uncovered 35 fun activities to make memories with your family and friends. We hope this guide leads you to places of beauty beyond your imagination and brings you the joy of exploration. But stay tuned. We’ve also set our sites on other travel itineraries for the Bahamas, Caribbean, West Coast and more. These guides will be posted on our web site at marinalife.com/yachtdestinations and reprinted for boat shows and special events. To view the Special Destination Guide online, visit marinalife.com/yachting18

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Bar Harbor, Maine Surrounded by Acadia National Park’s pine-covered mountains and granite cliffs, this New England seaside gem has attracted visitors since the mid-1800s. Artists chose this beautiful port for painting dramatic seascapes, and America’s wealthiest tycoons (Rockefeller, Ford, Vanderbilt and more) built grand summer homes along West Street. Historic lighthouses along the shore keep watch over local maritime treasures from whales to lobstermen. The town is known for elegant architecture amidst quaint shops, pubs and galleries. Eating: Fine dining options include La Bella Vira at the Harborside Hotel, The Reading Room, Havana, Asticou Inn Restaurant and The Burning Tree 90

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Restaurant. Casual fare is available at The Travelin’ Lobster, Stewman’s Lobster Pond and Paddy’s Irish Pub. Docking: Bar Harbor Regency Hotel & Marina accommodates vessels up to 150 feet, complete with T-shaped floating docks, heated outdoor jacuzzi and pool, tennis courts, and courtesy transportation.

Portland, Maine As Maine’s largest city, Portland presents the charm of a classic seacoast town with a cosmopolitan edge built around museums, a new science center, first-rate symphony orchestra and theater. Its rich maritime history is on display in the restored Old Port District where buildings have been revitalized into chic boutiques, art galleries, luxury spas,

brewpubs and innovative restaurants. Portland has been nationally recognized for its vibrant culinary scene and was voted America’s Foodiest Small Town by Bon Appétit Magazine. Eating: To feast upon exceptional New England seafood and spirits, try Eventide Oyster Co., Piccolo and Scales Restaurant. Find more relaxed dining at The Grill Room & Bar, DiMillo's on the Water (a floating restaurant in the harbor), Central Provisions, The Highroller Lobster Co., and Boone's Fish House & Oyster Room. Docking: Accepting vessels up to 250 feet, Dimillo’s Old Port Marina is equipped with floating docks and ValvTect fuel.


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Clockwise, from top: Kennebunk River Club, Kennebunkport, Maine; Nonatum Resort, Kennebunkport, Maine; Aerial of Constitution Marina, Boston, Mass.; General George Washington in the tulips in the Public Garden, Boston, Mass.

Kennebunkport, Maine Tucked away between Portland and Portsmouth, this delightful town is home to a pair of U.S. presidents and miles of stunning beaches. Some seaside stretches are covered with white sand; others display dramatic rock formations, yet all of them merge together to forge a spectacular shoreline. Kennebunkport’s historic downtown and Dock Square bustle with unique stores, galleries and antique shops. The Intown Trolley chugs past historic sites, including ship captains’ homes, St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, the Colony Hotel, the Customs House, St. Anthony’s Franciscan Monastery, Gooch’s Beach and the Bush estate. Nature lovers can hike trails or bird watch at nearby Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge, a salt marsh estuary and favorite landing zone for a menagerie of migratory birds.

Eating: Exquisite organic dishes are served at Earth in the luxurious Hidden Pond Resort. Meals made of local lobster, oysters and other aquatic treats are on tap at The Clam Shack, The Burleigh, The Dory, 95 Ocean and Federal Jack’s Brewpub. Docking: Next to Dock Square, Chicks Marina can accommodate vessels to 165 feet in length.

Boston, Mass. Founded in 1630, Boston is an urban explorer’s playground where skyscrapers meet cobblestone streets and visitors can enjoy endless activities and timeless adventures. As soon as you pull into the harbor, its rich history and culture are at your fingertips with attractions such as the New England Aquarium, Boston Tea Party Museum, Institute

of Contemporary Art and Boston Children’s Museum. Eating: Each neighborhood has its own unique character and serves an abundance of ethnic dishes, sophisticated nouvelle cuisine and traditional New England fare. For an exceptional regional culinary experience, check out L’Espalier, Ostra, Menton Restaurant and Meritage Restaurant & Wine Bar. Docking: Vessels up to 300 feet can find a home at Boston Yacht Haven with a full range of services from multi-phase, mega-yacht power to wave-attenuating floating docks. In Charlestown, right on the Freedom Trail, Constitution Marina offers detailing services, floating docks and a swimming pool, while Charlestown Marina has the capability to host vessels up to 400 feet with upgraded Ipe Decking. S PR I N G 2 0 1 8

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Provincetown, Mass. The best vantage point in Provincetown is at the top of the Pilgrim’s Monument, a 252-foot granite structure that commemorates the Mayflower pilgrims’ landing here in 1620. The museum tells the tale of their five-week stay in the area before sailing off to Plymouth. For more local lore, Whydah Pirate Museum uses artifacts, treasure and interactive displays to share the story of a slave ship that was overtaken by buccaneers and sank offshore during a storm in 1717. History is a highlight, but the town’s gorgeous beaches, walkable dunes and woodland trails are also a big draw. To top it off, the thriving arts community attracts visitors with galleries, theater, music, literary events and hand-crafted goods. Eating: Locals recommend The Red Inn and Spindler’s Restaurant for fine dining and spectacular seafood. The hot spots 92

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and beaches to Great Point Light to catch an idyllic sunset.

Docking: Provincetown Marina in eclectic “P-Town” accommodates vessels up to 300 feet and offers ample amenities such as a fuel dock, captain’s lounge, and upgraded restroom and laundry facilities.

Eating: When all this sightseeing brings on a thirst, you can plan cocktail hour at Cisco Brewers, Triple Eight Distillery or Nantucket Vineyards. Visiting yachts have many restaurant options that feature local seafood and oysters, such as Brant Point Grill at the White Elephant Hotel, Toppers Restaurant at the Wauwinet Resort, Nantucket Prime, CRU Oyster Bar, The Boarding House and Slip 14 Restaurant.

Nantucket, Mass. This 50-square-mile island is fun to explore on a bicycle. Pedal around at an easy pace to see endless beaches, seaside cottages, captain’s mansions, steepled churches, 18th-century lighthouses, designer boutiques, specialty shops, chowder shacks and cobblestone streets that line the historic wharves. Nantucket was once the world’s leading port for the whaling industry, which is detailed in a local museum. For an exciting day trip, rent a 4x4 SUV for an off-road adventure along 16 miles of sand roads

Docking: In historic Nantucket Harbor, welcoming vessels up to 250 feet, Nantucket Boat Basin offers a full range of luxury amenities including fuel, slip-side cable television and complimentary pet amenities. On-site concierge services are also available to arrange restaurant reservations, excursions and transportation to the island’s nearby beaches, charming boutiques and galleries.


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Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. From presidents to pop stars, Martha’s Vineyard is a vacation haven for affluent travelers who want to relish windswept beaches, red clay cliffs and natural beauty. The islands interior pristine woodlands are ideal for hiking or horseback riding. Horticulturalists flock to Polly Hill Arboretum and Mytoi Gardens. Edgartown bustles as the island’s largest town and center of upscale nightlife. Its well-preserved 19th-century buildings serve as a time capsule to when ship captains led whaling fleets into the Atlantic. Trails near Menemsha reveal panoramic views of the rocky ocean edge and delightful fishing villages. Eating: High-end restaurants include Garde East, Beach Road Restaurant, Red Cat Kitchen at Ken N’ Beck and

The Sweet Life Café. Casual food is served at Waterside Market, Offshore Ale Co., Copper Wok Pan Asian House & Sushi Bar, Nancy’s Restaurant, The Black Dog Tavern and Little House Café. Docking: Hosting vessels up to 200 feet, Vineyard Haven Marina has ample beach front access, a private waterfront boaters’ lounge and on-site massage services.

Newport, R.I. Newport is home to world-class festivals, music, seafood, tennis, polo and more. The Cliff Walk, a 3.5-mile oceanfront path, traces the edge of the sea and passes by elegant Gilded Age mansions built by America’s wealthiest families. Colonial Era fans can tour 17th-century churches, forts, windmills and historic

buildings from farmhouses to stately residences. Visitors looking to unwind can enjoy stylish pampering at various spas or engage in retail therapy at local boutiques. Liquor connoisseurs can take tours and sample the wares at hot spots such as Newport Storm Brewery, Distilling Company (aged rum) and Vineyards. Eating: When hunger hits, you can find upscale dining at 22 Bowen’s Wine Bar & Grille, The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar, Clarke Cooke House and Midtown Oyster Bar. More relaxed atmosphere is at Perro Salado and the Smoke House restaurant. Docking: In the midst of downtown, Newport Yachting Center hosts vessels up to 140 feet and provides boaters with ValvTect fuel, and access to the pool and health club. ml S PR I N G 2 0 18

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ACTIVITIES IN NEW ENGLAND Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park Scenic Air Tours, Bar Harbor, Maine Soar into the skies for a heavenly view of Maine’s spectacular coastline, rugged mountains and seaside towns for an experience of flight you won’t forget.

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Bar Harbor Inn Spa, Bar Harbor, Maine Let certified spa staff perform their therapeutic magic with a variety of soothing massages, body treatments, facials, manicures and pedicures.

Kennebunkport Festival, Kennebunkport, Maine Experience the largest multi-day art, food and wine festival featuring more than 30 events and some of the country’s top chefs (June 4-9, 2018).

Lucky Catch Lobster Cruises, Portland, Maine Live the life of a New England waterman pulling up traps filled with lobsters. Cook your catch at home or let chefs in a nearby eatery prepare them for you.

Boston Freedom Trail Boston, Mass. Walk in the footsteps of our founding fathers along a 2.5 mile urban hike to Revolutionary War sites, churches, museums, burying grounds, celebrated ships and historic markers.

White Elephant Spa, Nantucket, Mass. The White Elephant Spa offers a revitalizing, refreshing and invigorating experience by using nature's organic ingredients.

Nantucket Film Festival, Nantucket, Mass. As one of the world’s premier cinematic events, movie buffs come from around the globe to preview screenings, signature programs, and interviews with top directors and producers (June 20-25, 2018).

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Designed by Brian Silva, Golf Magazine 1999 architect of the year, the course at Wequassett Golf Club blends perfectly with the Cape’s unique topography and natural beauty.

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Sunset at the beach, The Hamptons, N.Y.

The Hamptons, N.Y. The Hamptons is a unique amalgamation of seaside hamlets and villages, surrounded by white sand beaches with dramatic dunes. Old World charm peacefully c oexists with upscale glitz, producing some of most expensive ZIP codes in America. Land that once grew potatoes now yields grapes for vineyards such as Martha Clara, Duck Walk and Channing Daughters Wine. Its golf courses are first-rate and local restaurants draw some of the world’s top chefs. Eating: There’s an abundance of fine eateries, including Bistro Ete, Tutto Il Giorno and Nick & Toni’s. Easy-going vibe is found at Almond, Vine Street

Café, Citta Nuova, Canal Café and Bostwick’s Chowder House. Docking: On Three Mile Harbor, Halsey’s Marina offers space for yachts up to 75 feet and clubhouse access along this quiet, picturesque marina basin. Neighboring Gardiner’s Marina can accommodate yachts up to 105 feet.

Sag Harbor, N.Y. Sag Harbor has morphed from a 19thcentury whaling port to a lively destination. Quaint cottages and Victorian manors line the streets next to boutiques, galleries and many of the region’s best restaurants. The cool waters that surround pristine beaches create an ideal climate for growing crisp,

briny oysters. As the hub of dining and nightlife, you’ll find a plethora of goingout options, from trendy nightclubs and intimate lounges to cigar bars and lazy-day dock bars. Eating: High-end restaurant recommendations: The American Hotel, Dopo la Spiaggia and Page at 63 Main. Casual spots where locals like to eat include Il Capuccino, Dockside Bar & Grill, Corner Bar, Dock House Restaurant & Fish Market, Wolffer Kitchen & Winery, and The Golden Pear Cafe. Docking: Near the historic village center, Sag Harbor Yacht Club provides berths for vessels up to 200 feet and fuel. S PR I N G 2 018

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Clockwise, from top: View of Lower Manhattan, New York, N.Y.; Yacht docked at Senator Frank S. Farley State Marina at the Golden Nugget, Atlantic City, N.J.; Couple walking the docks at Senator Frank S. Farley State Marina at the Golden Nugget, Atlantic City, N.J.

New York, N.Y. In 2011, New York launched a 10-year plan to revitalize the city’s 520 miles of shoreline. New waterfront developments are bringing the beach back to this urban island where skyscrapers loom in the background. Pier 25 Park on the Hudson River infuses the Lower West Side with outdoor fun including mini-golf, volleyball, skate park and landscaped green areas. Governor’s Island, a former military base, has been converted into an historic site and recreation area with bike paths, ballfields, outdoor concerts, sculptures and a grove of red hammocks for relaxing. You’ll find lots of new boutiques, bars and great places to eat near the water without cruising into Midtown’s sea of humanity. Eating: Upscale choices: Del Posto, Morimoto, Buddakan, The Park and Old 96

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Homestead Steakhouse. Casual digs: Chelsea Ristorante Italiano and White Horse Tavern. Docking: Located on the Hudson River, vessels up to 350 feet can tie up at MarineMax at Chelsea Piers. Access New York’s ultimate playground including Chelsea Piers Fitness, offering everything from an indoor pool and track to ice rink and soccer fields.

Atlantic City, N.J. The four-mile long boardwalk is America’s first seaside promenade and the lifeline to entertainment in this high rollers’ heaven, where you come across everything from saltwater taffy to blackjack tables. The Playground offers high-end shopping, from Burberry to Louis Vuitton and a water show of dancing fountains. The revitalized Marina District

is a beacon of nightlife centered on resorts such as Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City, The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa and the luxurious boutique Water Club Hotel. Nearby are iconic attractions including the Monopoly Monument (a giant version of the board game) and Lucy the Elephant (a 65-ton building erected in 1881 in the shape of an elephant). Eating: Restaurant recommendations are Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse, Chart House, The Deck Bayfront Bar & Restaurant, Lillie’s Asian Cuisine, Grotto Ristorante, Dock’s Oyster House, Izakaya and Atlantic City Bar & Grill. Docking: Senator Frank S. Farley State Marina at Golden Nugget Atlantic City Resort has dockage for vessels up to 300 feet, as well as 630 floating slips and ValvTect fuel.


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Clockwise, from top: Chesapeake Bay Bridge at sunset, Historic Fells Point, Baltimore, Md.; Steamed Blue Crabs; Aerial of the Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Md.

Baltimore, Md. Museums, thriving arts districts, lively neighborhoods and rich maritime history blend together to create Charm City. Harbor East Marina and Baltimore Marine Centers at Inner Harbor are set in prime locations within walking distance of Little Italy, Inner Harbor and Fells Point (a spirited historic district packed with 18th-century buildings, cobblestone streets, hopping restaurants and waterfront bars). While docked, make sure to visit Harbor East, an emerging bayside area with fine dining and ritzy hotels. Savor crab cakes dusted with Old Bay Seasoning at Phillips Seafood or pick steamed Maryland Crabs at Bo Brooks Restaurant. Eating: Upscale eateries: Charleston Restaurant, Rec Pier Chop House at the Pendry, Ouzo Bay Greek Kouzina, Chingiale Restaurant and La Scala. Casual cuisine: Little Havana, Roy’s

Hawaiian Fusion, Thames Street Oyster House and Ryleigh’s Oyster in Federal Hill. Grab a brew with the locals at Cat’s Eye Pub. Docking: Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is home to revamped Harbor East Marina with proximity to the city’s finest retailers. Yachts up to 200 feet can be accommodated. Baltimore Marine Centers at Inner Harbor offers fuel and dockage for vessels up to 350 feet. With floating docks and a health club, Baltimore Marine Centers at Inner Harbor offers fuel and dockage for vessels up to 350 feet. Tidewater Yacht Service, located in the growing Port Covington area of Baltimore, is a full service boat repair and service center with dockage for yachts up to 200 feet (18-foot dock depth).

Annapolis, Md. Annapolis is steeped in rich Colonial and maritime heritage that attracts

hoards of history buffs who get to relish its graceful charm. A trail of unique boutiques and eateries lead from the governor’s mansion down the hill to the City Dock where boats of all shapes and sizes bob in the water. Across Spa Creek Bridge is Eastport, a charming seaside community that once prospered from the ship-building industry. Today its narrow streets are lined with vintage houses and local watering holes. Eating: Fine dining: Harry Browne’s, Osteria 177 and O’Leary’s Restaurant. Local seafood and casual fare: Boatyard Bar & Grill, Middleton Tavern, McGarvey’s Saloon & Oyster Bar, and The Point. For steamed crabs, visit Jimmy Cantler’s. Toss back a few with local sailors at Davis’ Pub. Docking: Annapolis Yacht Basin accommodates yachts up to 240 feet and includes three deep-water face docks and five high-speed fuel pumps. S PR I N G 2 018

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St. Michaels, Md. St. Michaels is one of the loveliest local harbors thanks to Victorian homes, historic churches and sites, and specialty shops. The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum presents regional history through interactive exhibits. Quench your thirst with Lyon Distilling Co.’s small-batch rum and whiskey or Eastern Shore Brewery’s craft beer. The Inn at Perry Cabin offers an elegant retreat with a spa that will gently rub away your worries. Eating: Upscale restaurants include Limoncello, Bistro St. Michaels and Stars at the Inn at Perry Cabin. Relaxed waterfront atmosphere: Harbourside Grill and Lighthouse Oyster Bar & Grill. For crabs, go to St. Michaels Crab & Steak House; for fresh oysters, visit Awful Arthur’s Seafood Co. Toast a memorable waterfront sunset with cocktails at Foxy’s Harbor Grille. 98

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Washington, DC For decades, DC has been committed to sprucing up its waterfront. National Harbor was the first new venture with 100+ shops, restaurants and hotels. Next for restoration was the Navy Yard, which has packed the streets between the Nationals’ baseball stadium and U.S. Navy Museum with restaurants, bars, a brewery and winery, and a pedestrian trail along the Anacostia River. At The Wharf, development for Phase 1 is complete along the Potomac River, retaining the beloved Maine Avenue Fish Market but adding hip music venues, pubs, restaurants, boutiques,

an indie bookstore and more — all in walking distance to Smithsonian museums and monuments. Eating: At The Wharf, fine dining favorites are Del Mar de Fabio Trabocchi and Requin; casual fare includes Hank’s Oyster Bar and Kirwan’s Irish Pub. Navy Yard upscale eateries include Whaley’s and Osteria Morini; relaxed food is served at Salt Line and Blue Jacket Arsenal Brewery. National Harbor high-end cuisine: Fish by José Andrés and Bond 45; casual meals: Walrus & Oyster Ale House. Docking: The Wharf Gangplank Marina offers floating docks and piers to host vessels up 125 feet. The Yards Marina offers alongside dockage up to 120 feet and concrete floating docks. National Harbor Marina has space for yachts up to 200 feet, along with floating docks and fuel. ml


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ACTIVITIES IN MID-ATLANTIC The High Line, New York, N.Y. This magnificent example of urban landscape architecture takes you above the streets of Manhattan’s West Side on an old elevated freight rail line through a public park filled with thousands of gorgeous flowers, trees and sculptures, while offering unforgettable views of the Hudson River.

Tribeca Film Festival, New York, N.Y. Co-founded by Robert De Niro, the week-long event holds screenings, lectures and interviews with the movie industry’s A-list and newcomers to showcase the latest documentaries, features and short films (April 18-29, 2018).

Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Southampton, N.Y. As the oldest incorporated golf club and one of the five founding members of the United States Golf Association, Shinnecock makes the most of the region’s natural topography. The private golf club is hosting the U.S. Open Championships this year.

National Aquarium, Baltimore, Md. This outstanding marine life sanctuary holds 20,000 different animals from bullfrogs,

clownfish and seahorses to crocodiles, stingrays and sharks. Special exhibits of coral reefs, rainforests, jellyfish invasions, extreme Australian wildlife and daily life of dolphins are interactive and engaging.

2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, Washington, DC Bringing the top talent from the American and National League, the 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game is set to take place at Nationals Park this summer (July 17, 2018).

The Great Chesapeake Balloon & Wine Festival, Easton, Md. For three days on Maryland’s Eastern Shore you can watch a flotilla of hot air balloons soar up into the sky. Located in the town of Cordova at the Triple Creek Winery, you can sip a chardonnay, listen to bands and take a tethered balloon ride (Aug. 3-5, 2018).

Antique & Classic Boat Festival, St. Michaels, Md. Hosted by Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, the Chesapeake Bay’s finest classic boats, national and maritime treasures and entertainment combine

to exhibit at this waterfront festival (June 15-17, 2018).

District Winery, Washington, DC At this newcomer to the Navy Yards, you can take a tour through the metal tanks and wooden casks to observe the process from vine to bottle with grapes grown across the nation. Pick your favorite of its seven wines.

Arena Stage, Washington, DC In 1950, Arena Stage put on its first show in an old movie house and later moved to the gymnasium of the former Heurich Brewery. Today its home is across the street from The Wharf in a renovated performing arts complex. DC’s local cultural treasure is a pioneer in regional theater and continues to produce plays by American writers.

DC Jazz Festival, Washington, DC This festival presents the jazz world’s most acclaimed artists to emerging talent from around the country and DC metro area. The schedule is filled with 125 performances and 40 venues (June 8-17, 2018).

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Waterside District, Norfolk, Va.

Cape Charles, Va. On Virginia’s Eastern Shore, an exquisite little getaway town awaits your arrival. Located on the southern tip of the Delmarva Peninsula between the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean, this dreamy destination delivers rural hospitality eager to slow down the pace of hectic urban life. The beaches provide lazy days and breathtaking sunsets. You can drop a line off the fishing pier or spend the morning crabbing. After a mid-day nap or massage, stroll through town to shop in boutiques or admire the elegant 18th-century buildings. Eating: As you watch watermen in the marina unload their daily catch of local delicacies such as rockfish, flounder, blue crab and oysters, you might get hungry for fresh seafood. For first-rate Bay cuisine, head for Oyster Farm Seafood Eatery at Kings Creek, or visit The Shanty, Kelly’s Gingernut Pub and Hook-U-Up Gourmet for a more relaxed experience. 1 00

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Docking: At the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, Cape Charles Yacht Center is a true megayacht port with more than 1,000 feet of dockage, an 18-foot deep channel, and 300-ton boat lift. Guests of the marina have full access to amenities at nearby Bay Creek Resort & Club, including golf, beach club and pool.

Hampton Roads, Va. In Hampton Roads, where the Atlantic’s salty waters flow into the Bay, oysters develop a delicious briny flavor guaranteed to please your taste buds. In between feasts of local seafood, you’ll discover all kinds of fun activities in the region. Even though Virginia Beach is known for its classic boardwalk, family-friendly beaches and seaside shops, the city has grown into a cultural hub with a new performing arts center, contemporary art museum and scores of refurbished historic sites. Norfolk, influenced by the Navy presence and Southern charm, is

a vibrant center of urban entertainment with theater, opera, galleries and festivals. The new Waterside District, a $40 million revitalization project with 150,000 square feet of space, includes a mix of restaurants, shops and entertainment. Eating: Enjoy high-end dining at Varia, Steinhilber’s, One Fish-Two Fish, Saltine and Catch 31. Simply good eats are found at Ocean View, The Lagoon, Buoy 44, and Rudee’s Restaurant & Cabana Bar. Docking: Located at mile marker “0” on the ICW, Tidewater Yacht Marina maintains 300 deep-water slips and several slips for vessels up to 130 feet. Neighboring Ocean Yacht Marina boasts almost 1,500 feet of alongside dockage with modern amenities and a full repair facility. In Hampton, Bluewater Yachting Center can handle yachts up to 200 feet in length, complete with floating docks and two full-service boat yards.


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Clockwise, from top: Charleston Beach Resorts; Boardwalk alongside Beaufort Docks, Beaufort, N.C.; Lowcountry catch in Charleston, S.C.

Beaufort, N.C. The barrier islands off the coast of central North Carolina are called the Crystal Coast. This protective stretch of land creates a border to the Atlantic and attracts sun lovers and beach combers seeking seashells, starfish and sand dollars. Centrally located in this seaside paradise is the delightful port town of Beaufort. With wooden rocking chairs perched on front porches, its historic homes were built by maritime merchants and captains, and its charming streets are laced with shops, galleries, parks and eateries. The area’s hidden coves have attracted seafarers for centuries, including the 17th-century scallywag known as “Blackbeard,” who frequented local taverns to plan his pillaging raids. His famous ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, sank nearby, and relics recovered from archaeological dives are displayed at the

local maritime museum. Local pirate festivals pay tribute to the buccaneer way of life.

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to navigate by boat, with no shortage of first-class marinas to call home while exploring the splendid attractions nearby. Its history can be told through incomparable architecture found in colonial taverns and churches, plantation houses and antebellum mansions with lush gardens, and Civil War forts and monuments. But its vibrant downtown scene shows Charleston isn’t stuck in the past. The French Quarter is flush with art galleries, and King Street is bustling with hip boutiques, designer clothing and jewelry stores. Art plays a key role in Charleston’s culture. Performing arts events, such as Spoleto and Moja Arts Festival, draw thousands of spectators, and historic Dock Street Theater is a sweet spot to take in a show.

Charleston’s unique location on a natural harbor at the confluence of the Ashley and Cooper rivers makes this city easy

Eating: Don’t forget about the food. Charleston chefs are famous for transforming regional bounty from the land

Eating: For fine cuisine, go to Cedars Inn Restaurant, Aqua and Blue Moon Bistro, and for laid-back fare visit Blackbeard’s Grill & Steam Bar, Spouter Inn, Front Street Grill, Beaufort Grocery Company, Old Salt Restaurant & Oyster Bar, and Queen Anne’s Revenge. Docking: Within walking distance of many restaurants and shops in the historic downtown area, Beaufort Docks accommodates vessels up to 300 feet and offers in-slip fueling and a complimentary courtesy car.

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and sea to elevate Low Country cooking to new culinary heights. Best bets for high-end dining: Hall’s Chophouse, FIG, Oak Steakhouse, Husk Restaurant, Blossom, High Cotton Restaurant and The Ordinary. Easy-going vibe with local flavor: One Broad Street, Hominy Grill and Pearlz Oyster Bar. Docking: Featuring 19,000 feet of linear dock space, Charleston City Marina hosts the concrete floating MegaDock — equipped for yachts up to 500 feet in length with high-speed fuel dock, floating bathhouse, courtesy shuttle to downtown Charleston and complete marine services. Fully insured and marina compliant to service superyachts in the port of Charleston or travel to the vessel location, Moxy Marine employs technicians seven 1 02

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Savannah, Ga. Old oak trees draped with Spanish moss and elegant homes dating back to colonial times bolster Savannah’s reputation as the “Jewel of the South.” Add a dash of hospitality, soft-sand beaches and 650+ miles of waterways, and you’ll see why it’s a favorite port for nautical travelers. Follow the cobblestone streets of the historic district to witness a Civil War reenactment, discover shops teeming with vintage treasures, or simply settle in for a gracious afternoon high tea. Savannah has an active and eclectic nightlife, including music festivals, live bands in City Market and dancing at clubs on River Street.

Eating: For fun where the locals gather, hang out at Tubby’s Tank House in the nearby village of Thunderbolt or at Doc’s Bar on Tybee Island. Foodies can sample every cuisine from traditional Low Country favorites, such as shrimp and grits or fried green tomatoes, to Japanese fusion, authentic Italian, farm-fresh vegetarian, and everything in between. Notable are North Beach Bar & Grill, Tortuga’s Island Grille, The Olde Pink House, Circa 1875, Sorry Charlie’s Oyster Bar and Garibaldi. Docking: Thunderbolt Marine, situated just a few miles from charming downtown Savannah, welcomes vessels up to 220 feet while also providing fuel and complimentary bus passes to local eateries. From canvas and upholstery to hydraulics and electrical, Thunderbolt Marine delivers quality maintenance and repair work for any sized vessel. ml


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ACTIVITIES IN THE SOUTHEAST Bay Creek Golf Course, Cape Charles, Va.

Naval Air Station Oceana Air Show, Virginia Beach, Va.

On Virginia’s Eastern Shore sits Bay Creek, a beach and golf community with exceptional beauty and unparalleled lifestyle. Two miles of private beach, beach club and fitness center surround the award-winning golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer.

Naval Air Station Oceana hosts its annual air show, a three-day event that is recognized as the Navy’s largest open house in North America. Performances by the Blue Angels, F-18 and F-22 combat jets, aerobatic planes, skydivers and parachute teams make for an awe-inspiring day just minutes from the ocean (Sept. 22-23, 2018).

Fort Monroe, Hampton, Va. Fort Monroe military base was decommissioned in 2011, giving public access to miles of stunning beaches, historic lighthouse and churches, the seven-sided stone fort complex surrounded by a moat, and a museum where Jefferson Davis was imprisoned.

Nauticus, Norfolk, Va. At the region’s premier maritime museum, you can stroll around the massive deck of the Battleship Wisconsin and then enter the complex to explore exhibits and interactive displays on naval weaponry and ammunition, maritime commerce and trade, underwater parks and aquatic wildlife sanctuaries, nautical history and much more.

Charleston Strolls, Charleston, S.C. Step back in time before cars and tour buses to walk along Charleston’s cobblestone streets and learn the back story of one of America’s most enchanting cities. The tour passes through historic churches and graveyards, antebellum mansions, military defense structures, hidden gardens, and Revolutionary and Civil War sites.

Spoleto Festival USA, Charleston, S.C. For about two weeks each spring, Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston’s historic theaters, churches and outdoor spaces with

performances by renowned artists as well as emerging performers in opera, dance, theater, jazz and classical music (May 25 - June 10, 2018).

Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head, S.C. Located at the Sea Pines Resort in the shadow of Harbour Town Yacht Basin, this course is the crowning achievement of famed designer Pete Dye and design consultant Jack Nicklaus. It is a favorite among PGA Tour players, as it places a premium on fitness, imagination and shot making, rather than brute strength.

Savannah Music Festival, Savannah, Ga. Since 1989, world-class musicians have convened in Savannah to celebrate their art and put on memorable and educational performances. More than 500 artists play in Georgia’s largest musical arts event to promote a variety of genres — acoustic, bluegrass, blues, Celtic, folk, funk, gospel, opera, R&B, ska and more (March 29 – April 14, 2018). S PR I N G 2 018

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St. Augustine, Fla. In 1513, Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon landed his ship on this part of Florida in search of the fountain of youth. He didn’t stay long, but he did lay the groundwork for what would become America’s oldest city. For almost 400 years, St. Augustine’s 42 miles of white sand beaches would witness wars and storms and population growth. Remnants of this unique history remain in structures such as the Gilded Era luxury hotels built by Henry Flagler and the 165-foot-tall lighthouse erected in 1871 to guard the port. Today this seaside resort town bustles with superb restaurants, boutiques, galleries, museums and performing arts venues. You can fill your days with historic discovery or simply relax along the water enjoying the sun and surf. Eating: Some of its fine waterfront eateries include Café Alcazar, Oak Room Restaurant & Lounge, Purple Olive, 1 04

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Eating: For a taste of Old Palm Beach, the chic Ta-boo Restaurant lends itself to afternoon cocktails and sophisticated dining, and the high-end bistro Buccan features tantalizing dishes near the famous Breakers Hotel and the new Worth Avenue hot spot, Costa Palm Beach. Other great stops include Palm Beach Grill, Avocado Grill and Pistache French Bistro for lunch.

The 47-mile stretch of beach along the Atlantic coast from Jupiter to Boca Raton hosts a string of marvelous oceanfront towns called the Palm Beaches, each with its own magic and charisma. The area, especially Palm Beach, was once frequented by foreign aristocrats, prominent socialites and legendary tycoons. Still a playground for the affluent, visitors enjoy land and water sports, one of the largest polo clubs in the country, coral reef and wreck diving on the world’s third-largest barrier reef, and fabulous shopping.

Docking: Palm Harbor Marina combines comprehensive boater amenities and unmatched location to set the standard for superyacht ports. Palm Harbor Marina offers concrete floating docks for yachts up to 250 feet, fully furnished lounge, fitness center and Epicurean Center stocked with gourmet foods and spirits. Four miles north of the Palm Beach Inlet, Old Port Cove Marina can handle yachts up to 200 feet and offers first-rate amenities including a full-service restaurant, captain’s lounge and a fitness facility.

Docking: Accommodating vessels up to 130 feet, Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor offers courtesy cars for provisioning and sightseeing along with ValvTect fuel and onsite marina services from Camachee Yacht Yard.


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Fort Lauderdale, Fla. This gorgeous seaside city has matured to a major manufacturing, maintenance and recreation center for boaters. It’s known as the “Yachting Capital of the World” for having 300+ miles of waterways and for hosting the largest boat show in the world. The Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District brings music festivals, cultural events and theater within walking distance to the beach. Palm trees, chic boutiques, lounges and hundreds of top restaurants line its streets, especially Las Olas Boulevard. Eating: Dine at the newly renovated Boatyard on 17th Street, S3 Restaurant and Casablanca Café. For an easy-going vibe, visit Coconuts, Nanou French Bakery & Café, Park & Ocean, and Waves Rooftop Pool Bar & Grill.

Miami Beach, Fla. As a sunny collection of urban districts, seaside villages and unique ethnic neighborhoods, Miami Beach has an international flavor all of its own. The Design District sports more than 130 art galleries, antique dealers and one-of-a-kind shops. The stand-out Wolfsonian-FIU Museum displays 180,000 objects from the 1850s to the 1950s. Miami Beach’s stunning architecture is showcased during Art Deco Weekend in January. Often called the “American Riviera,” South Beach is one of the most photographed and filmed areas in the country. Along with glamorous nightlife and shopping promenades like Lincoln Road, there actually is a spec-

tacular beach. Nearby Collins Avenue is home to the Miami Salsa Congress, a fiveday music and dance event held in July. The food scene in Miami Beach is as diverse as it is delicious. Eating: Among the myriad of options are Prime 112, an innovative high-end steakhouse with sexy décor and energetic vibe; Lure Fish Bar, with fresh sushi, oysters and butter-poached lobster; Otentic Fresh Food Restaurant, for French fare in an intimate setting; and Taquiza Tacos, a petite Mexican eatery serving handmade tortillas, and Bing Pink, a retro diner with 200 menu items. Docking: Miami Beach Marina, in the heart of South Beach, offers plenty of deep water slips for vessels up to 250 feet. Sunset Harbour Yacht Club offers 125 slips for yachts up to 150 feet and a full-range of services and access to restaurants and provisioning within walking distance. Just north of Miami, Turnberry Isle Marina accommodates yachts up to 180 feet and offers luxury amenities.

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Docking: Pier Sixty-Six Marina’s modern facility along with berths up to 350 feet make for a true superyacht destination. Directly adjacent to the beaches of Fort Lauderdale, Bahia Mar

Yachting Center can handle vessels up to 300 feet and offers boaters high-speed fueling and access to some of the city’s top attractions. The spectacular Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina accommodates yachts up to 350 feet. On the southeast side of the 17th Street Causeway, The Sails handles vessels up to 500 feet in length, and offers fuel and concierge services.

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Eco-kayak tours at Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, Fla.

Key Largo, Fla. Just an hour south of Miami Beach lies Key Largo, the luscious island made famous by the Humphrey Bogart movie. Key Largo is home to scuba diving paradise John Pennekamp State Park, Everglades National Park and the only living coral barrier reef in American waters. Ocean Reef Club, on the north end of the key, is an upscale resort community with luxurious lodgings, a dozen restaurants and lounges, water sports, a newly remodeled spa, mini-golf for kids and two championship 18-hole courses for adults. The next three tropical islands — Islamorada, Marathon and Big Pine Keys — are renowned for deep sea fishing, snorkeling, easy living and cool cocktails at sunset. Eating: Restaurants recommended by the locals: Alabama Jacks, The Fish House Restaurant & Market, Buzzard’s Roost Grill & Pub, Sundowners, Skippers Dockside, The Catch and Gianni Ristorante. Docking: The refined private Ocean

Reef Club exudes the very essence of the Florida Keys with poolside service, boutique shopping and a wide range of events and excursions — yachts up to 175 feet are accepted.

Key West, Fla. Key West is a tropical heaven for water lovers on board all kinds of vessels from kayaks and jet skis to catamarans and superyachts. The footloose and spirited irreverence that characterizes the Keys is amplified in the pastel houses and festive atmosphere that blanket the island. The blended cultural heritage was inspired by Bahamian wreckers, commercial fishermen, spongers and Cuban cigar makers. Many visitors begin the day savoring a café con leche before visiting the Ernest Hemingway House, Truman Little White House, or simply bicycling around. Fishing, swimming, diving and snorkeling in the balmy waters are premium activities. The Hemingway Rum Co., home of Papa’s Pilar Rum, recently opened a tasting room with distillery tours located within walking distance of

the Key West Bight. From midday until late at night, live music and laughter drifts out of breezy waterfront saloons on Duval Street. Eating: Seafood and Latin-inspired cuisine abound at Santiago’s Bodega and Garbo’s Grill. Upscale eateries: Latitude’s, Louie’s Backyard Restaurant and the Commodore. Kick-back cooking happens at Blue Heaven, Nine One Five and Salute on the Beach. Locals like to hang out at Pepe’s Café, Sandy’s and El Siboney. Docking: Conch Harbor Marina can take vessels up to 200 feet and provides ValvTect fuel, an expansive pool, and two onsite dining options. Key West Bight Marina, at the historic seaport, handles yachts up to 140 feet in length with 33 deepwater slips. Stock Island Marina Village welcomes vessels up to 300 feet with state-of-the-art floating docks, shuttle service to downtown Key West, and an on-site boutique hotel with swimming pool. ml S PR I N G 2 01 8

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ACTIVITIES IN FLORIDA Tournament Players Club Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. As the world headquarters of professional golf, the courses at TPC Sawgrass present an unparalleled sports experience. It boasts two immaculately maintained golf courses, both designed by the renowned Pete Dye. The Players Stadium Course and Dye’s Valley Course offer two distinct styles of design and play.

Seminole Golf Club, Juno Beach, Fla. One of the most exclusive private clubs in America, this course is a staple on golf enthusiasts’ bucket lists. Flanked by the Atlantic Ocean, the course is expertly routed over two sand dunes, offering elevation changes not often found in Florida golf. The club is well known as Ben Hogan’s favorite spot to warm up for The Masters.

International Polo Club Palm Beach, Wellington, Fla. Palm Beach is a premier polo destination, hosting the largest field of high-goal teams and the most prestigious U.S. polo tournaments. World-renowned players and polo enthusiasts come to Wellington’s Polo Club each winter

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season to share their love of the sport. Matches are open to the public, with a wide range of accommodations including elegant grandstand viewing, field tailgating, stadium seating and exclusive sponsor boxes (January – April).

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Approaching its 59th consecutive year, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is the largest show in the world, with exhibits ranging from yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts (October 31 – November 4, 2018).

Phillip & Patricia Frost Museum of Science, Miami, Fla. The 250-seat planetarium unveils the mysteries of the heavens, while the three-level aquarium explores the region’s aquatic ecosystem. Other engaging exhibits investigate issues such as living in outer space without gravity, the story of flight from feathered creatures to rocket ships, and the complexities of vision in robots and humans.

Art Basel Miami, Miami Beach, Fla. Art Basel stages the world’s preeminent modern and contemporary art shows, held

annually in three locations: Basel, Hong Kong and Miami Beach. Each show is defined by its host city with events at public museums, private collections, nonprofit spaces and art galleries. The Miami show offers a comprehensive look at the dynamic state of art today (December 6-9, 2018).

Ocean Reef Club Vintage Weekend, Key Largo, Fla. Honoring classic transportation by land, sea and air, Ocean Reef Club hosts Vintage Weekend, a four-day celebration of antique and classic planes, automobiles and yachts (first weekend in December).

Key West Super Boat Races, Key West, Fla. Watch some of the fastest powerboats in the world at the Key West World Championship. An international collection of boat owners and manufacturers shows off their finest to an audience of celebrities and fans. Company and private boats will give participants thrilling fun runs through the local waters around Key West (November 4-11, 2018).


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But It’s All About The People On Board BY SUSAN ELNICKI WADE

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ark Reichenbaum is pretty pleased with the new boat he bought in Miami almost a year ago. The Long Island native and commercial real estate executive speaks in modest, understated terms about its features. “It’s a 92-foot Sunseeker. Oh yeah, and it has a 7-foot draft. No toys. No unnecessary frills. Just a nice boat.” The yacht came with the name Persistence, which is an appropriate moniker for what Mark hopes to achieve with this vessel. At 67, he faces a challenge familiar to many parents: staying connected to family and friends who have their own busy lifestyles and live in different places. “I want to use this boat

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as a way to stay active and engaged with my kids,” he explained. “I envision all of us spending carefree days aboard, exploring the coastal waters while creating new memories together.”

Feathering the Nest Before Taking Off

The task of creating a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere on the boat fell to his wife, Chris. She didn’t need to do any major renovations because the four-bedroom boat arrived in good shape. It was already equipped with TVs, stereos and a hot tub. And she didn’t need to hire an interior designer because she knew how to decorate to match her

family’s style and taste. “She found just the right artwork and personal touches to make everyone feel at home,” Mark said. “She instinctively understood how to create a casual environment where we could all relax and enjoy life on the water.” With the stage set for their adventures on the water, Mark turned to assembling the crew. “Getting the right people to work on the boat was key,” he said. “We wanted to be able to take cruises that might last for weeks, so we needed to find skilled folks who could manage the boat well and develop a good relationship with my family.” Mark’s broker helped steer him toward qualified staff. After a


few hits and misses, Mark landed on a crew of three: a captain from Michigan, a mate from Puerto Rico and a maid from Florida. Not only are their personalities in sync with those of his wife and kids, but they make being on board an enjoyable, hassle-free experience. The captain handles all the essential details for their trips, including navigation strategies and port bookings. The mate tends to the everyday issues that arise, such as provisioning and food prep. “I told him that if I gained 10 pounds, I’d sell the boat,” chuckled Mark. Healthy meals dominate the menu — fresh fish, lean meats, artisanal cheeses, and locally grown fruits and vegetables all make regular appearances on the family’s plates.

Success Right Off the Bat

Happily, Persistence’s maiden voyage went off without a hitch. The crew piloted the boat up the Atlantic Coast from Miami and picked up the Reichenbaums in Greenwich. They then spent a glorious summer cruising around New England’s quaint seaside towns and rocky islands, hitting highlights such as Maine, Newport, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard and Sag Harbor, and savoring the

bounty of local fresh seafood all the while. They occasionally picked up friends along the way to join them in their adventures. For his next trip, Mark headed south to the Caribbean’s warmer climate. An avid golfer, he enlisted his buddies to cruise through the turquoise Bahamian seas and play top-notch courses lined with palm trees and lush foliage. The icing on the cake was the final destination, Valentines Resort and Marina on Harbour Island, where Mark and his wife soaked up the luxurious tropical sun.

Persistence Pays Off

The boat’s previous owner had only logged about 250 hours aboard Persistence. Mark has already traveled more than 600 hours in his first year and is eager for more. Future plans? Returning to the Bahamas with his family is at the top of his list, and he’s got his sights on a cruise around the Florida Keys, but northern adventures near Sag Harbor and the Hamptons are distinct options too. Aboard a boat like Persistence, the possibilities seem endless. And most important of all, cherished quality time together awaits Mark and his family wherever they go. ml S PR I N G 2 0 18

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2018 Destination Guide  

Top Yachting Destinations Along the East Coast

2018 Destination Guide  

Top Yachting Destinations Along the East Coast