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Tales of Restless Spirits and Strange Happenings
18 Weekend Warrior
Florida Island Hopping: the Gulf ICW
Newport Beach, California
50 CHARTERING IN THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
22 Cruising with Members
49 Marina Spotlight
Cruising the Islands on a 43-foot sailboat
Beach House Takes a Detour to the Bahamas
Southport Marina in North Carolina
56 THE LOG OF THE SAILING VESSEL ADELAIDE
30 Cruising Through History
The Niehoff’s Two-Year Adventure Part IV
The Feat of the Panama Canal
38 Cruising with Members
Island Blues in Mustique
The Quest for Mind’s Eye II
76 Recreational Fishing in Northern Cuba 114 Last Call Where Are We?
60 TAKING ON TEXAS Exploring Brownsville and Corpus Christi
64 SEASONED TO PERFECTION Explore the Midwest Waterways
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What’s New Insurance Nauti Shopper Port Personalities Captain’s Tips Sportfish
The Marinalife crew cruising on a MarineMax Charter Sailboat in the British Virgin Islands. Photo provided by Yacht Shots BVIs.
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Dear Fellow Boater, This summer I was fortunate enough to be able to travel to many top boating destinations in the northeast including Nantucket, Long Island, Block Island and the coast of Maine. I loved seeing boats underway and either docked, moored, or anchored taking advantage of their beautiful surroundings. It occurred to me that boating gives you a sense of freedom that other modes of transport don’t offer. You can find a remote inlet to drop anchor or find dockage on islands that are much easier accessed by boat (sometimes only accessible by boat). Most of our members tell us they love the adventure of boating because each day brings a new destination and a new experience. Often we live vicariously through our members’ adventures and stories as we help with their reservations and cruise planning. Please keep the adventures and stories coming and remember we are standing by to help with recommendations, reservations and trip planning.
We have made some enhancements to the Marinalife website to help make your next adventure a little easier. Coming soon through our fuel locator you will be able to search by high speed fuel pump, ethanol–free gas and fuel prices to help you find the right fuel dock. You can now also use the marina locator to search for yacht clubs that are part of the Register of American Yacht Clubs and see whether they offer reciprocal dockage. In this issue you will read about some of our members adventures from a three-month cruise in the Bahamas to a voyage from Florida to New York via the Erie Canal. Also, weekend cruising from Fort Myers to the beautiful islands of Captiva and Cabbage Key. We hope you enjoy this issue and please send us your story to firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep in mind Marinalife will be exhibiting at several boat shows this fall so please stop by and see us: Annapolis Power Boat Show (October 3-6) and Fort Lauderdale (October 31November 4). Happy Cruising,
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“Where Are We” Summer 2013 Contest Winner Upcoming Boat Shows
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✳ United States Powerboat Show (Annapolis, Md.) Oct. 3 – 6
✳ United States Sailboat Show (Annapolis, Md.) Oct. 10 – 14
✳ Fort Lauderdale International
The Harbor at Marina Bay in Marina del Rey, Calif. has been reopened after extensive renovations including a concrete dock system with upgraded utilities, 207 slips and 11 end ties for vessels up to 90 feet. The marina amenities include a promenade, restroom, shower facilities, boater parking and WiFi.
St. Augustine Municipal Marina in St. Augustine, Fla. has completed a new $2.4 million breakwater dock from Bellingham Marine including moorage for mega yachts. The marina will be well protected from storms because of the new 1,000 feet L-shaped floating wave attenuator. The new dock also provides additional slips for vessels up to 50 feet. and includes 3 new EATON power stations providing 100 & 200 amp power. 16 marinalife.com
Cruzin, a peer-to-peer boat rental and charter marketplace, has launched with locations in California, Texas, Georgia, and Florida.
Marinalife now allows boaters to search for yacht clubs that are part of the Register of American Yacht Clubs and which offer reciprocity.
Boat Show (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) Oct. 31 – Nov. 4 St. Petersburg Boat Show (St. Petersburg, Fla.) Dec. 5 – 8 New York Boat Show (New York, N.Y.) Jan. 1 – 5 Atlanta Boat Show (Atlanta, Ga.) Jan. 9 – 12 Chicago Boat Show (Chicago, Ill.) Jan. 16 – 20 Baltimore Boat Show (Baltimore, Md.) Jan. 23 – 26 Seattle Boat Show (Seattle, Wash.) Jan. 24 – Feb. 2 Miami Boat Show (Miami, Fla.) Feb. 13 – 17
IGY Marinas’ newest destination presents Blue Haven Resort & Marina, open on Providenciales in Turks and Caicos. Accommodating vessels up to 220 feet, the onsite resort amenities include an infinity pool, private beach, volleyball, gym, bar and grill, free wifi, showers, laundry service, business center, spa and convenience store; pristine beaches and excellent dive sites.
A new $6 million state-of-the-art marina, Bay Street Marina, is slated to open this year in the heart of historic Nassau, Bahamas. The 90-slip facility has 6,000 linear feet of dockage for vessels up to 150 feet and will include a pool, fitness center, showers, laundry facilities, on-the-spot yacht wash down and cleaning services, full security with CCTV, Wi-Fi accessibility, 24-hour service and more.
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Water, Water Everywhere … This summer has had its share of meteorological challenges, and as we enter fall the fat lady isn’t yet on stage, let alone singing. Sure, we haven’t had a repeat of Sandy — yet. But while we all focus on the spectacular, there is a far more insidious set of circumstances that can so often lead to bad outcomes on the water. Most importantly, these are things that we have absolute control over. Let’s start with a simple truth, that the key to boating safety is first and foremost the boater. That may be a blinding statement of the obvious but boats generally don’t go anywhere unless the boater commands it, so it follows that the captain and crew are at the top of the pile when it comes to determining the outcome of a boating venture. The crew safety model used in aviation is known as IMSAFE, an acronym for Illness, Medication, Stress, Alcohol, Fatigue and Eating. The pilot self-assesses each of these factors before setting off and if any one is awry, the plane doesn’t fly! That may be a little overkill in the boating world, but there is a common thread in most of these factors — staying hydrated! Just because we are perched upon it, doesn’t mean we have enough of the stuff! And not having enough of the stuff can be debilitating at best, fatal at worst. Water, or rather lack thereof, is a key component in every one of the IMSAFE medical factors. “So everyone gets thirsty, and that’s no big deal” I hear all too often. Wrong — dehydration is a killer, period. It starts with dry, sticky mouth, sleepiness, tiredness, headache, and dizziness or lightheadedness and can quickly progress to delirium or unconsciousness. It takes a loss of only 2 percent of body weight through dehydration to cause impairments in physical, visuomotor, psychomotor and cognitive performance. A liter of water weighs 2.2 pounds, you do the math. In my case that means about a measly two pints of liquid loss and not only can I not haul the mainsail, but I am likely to miss the channel, hit the dock and forget the fenders — and all without a single beer! As little as two hours in the sun at no more than 85 degrees and in less than strenuous physical conditions can produce at least this level of liquid loss. So, protect yourself and stay hydrated. Wear a hat, light clothes, and drink, drink, drink — water preferably but something that will re-hydrate you. Just because we can see it all around us doesn’t mean that we are safe. Stay IMSAFE on the water, and you will live to appreciate it. m l
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When staying at the Pink Shell Marina, guests can enjoy full access to the entire resort which includes 3 pools, 2 restaurants and complete concierge services.
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Estero Island, also known as Fort Myers Beach, is a barrier island on the Gulf of Mexico that lies just south of the junction that marks the western end of the Okeechobee Waterway and the beginning of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. Fort Myers Beach has a rich history dating back 2,000 years to the Calusa Indians. The best spot to dock on Fort Myers Beach is the Pink Shell Resort & Marina (855-482-1947, pinkshell.com). Experience their newly built floating docks adjacent to Bowditch Point on the north end of the island. Begin your tour of the island with a bit of time travel at the Mound House (239-765-0865, moundhouse.org). Walk inside a Calusa Indian shell mound and discover the indigenous culture that Ponce de Leon met as he searched for the Fountain
of Youth. Tour the William Case House which was built atop of the shell mound and has been restored to its 1921 grandeur. A peaceful trail walk through an unspoiled mangrove canopy and oak hammock along the Back Bay awaits you at the Matanzas Pass Preserve (239-765-6794). Observe the flora and fauna native to Southwest Florida at this unique park which includes the Estero Island Historic Cottages at the park entrance. Since the 1950s, Fort Myers Beach has been home to a large fleet of shrimp trawlers that harvest “pink gold” from the Gulf of Mexico. Dinghy over to San Carlos Island to visit the shrimp boats. Take a self-guided walking tour of working shrimp fleet and don’t forget to buy some fresh pink shrimp right at the shrimp docks.
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If you enjoy shelling, then the beaches of Sanibel Island offer the best location to pursue that hobby in Southwest Florida. If you are new to shelling you will soon learn the “Sanibel stoop” as you walk along the beach bending down in hope of finding that rare junonia shell. And if you just want to learn more about shells, visit The Bailey-Matthew Shell Museum on Sanibel (3075 Sanibel – Captiva Rd, 888-679-6450). The only marina on Sanibel is appropriately named Sanibel Marina (239-472-2723, sanibelmarina.com) and is just about a mile away from the Sanibel Lighthouse and across San Carlos Bay from Fort Myers Beach. The marina is also home to Gramma Dot’s Seaside Saloon, a local’s choice for lunch or dinner (239-472-8138). About 10 miles north on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway is the island of Captiva, which according to local folklore got its name because the pirate Jose Gaspar kept his female captives there for ransom. Dock your boat at the Yacht Harbor at South Seas Island Resort (888-777-3625, southseas.com) and you can enjoy the amenities of one of the Top 10 Beach Resorts for Families. End your day watching a fabulous sunset over the Gulf of Mexico from the resort’s beach. A visit to Captiva is not complete without dinner at The Bubble Room (15001 Captiva Dr., 239-472-5558). Words cannot describe the eclectic nature of this restaurant, seeing is truly believing. From the uniforms of the servers to the restaurant’s décor chock full of memorabilia, it is always a night to remember. And do save room for dessert!
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You will soon learn the “Sanibel Stoop” as you walk along the beach.
Species of shells you are able to find are Conch, Junonia, Lightning Whelk, Cockle, Scallops, Murex, Tulip, Olive and Coquina. Top: Roseate Spoonbill in flight
Captiva Island is one of the best islands in the world for shelling
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Cabbage Key The Gasparilla Inn and Club
Clockwise from right: Boca Grande lighthouse; Front of the Gasparilla Inn; Cabbage Key waterway.
days Cabbage Key, Useppa Island and Cayo Costa
Cruising about 15 miles further north on Gulf Intracoastal Waterway are three unique islands clustered together, each with their own ambiance. Useppa Island (239-283-1061, useppa.com) is a private island club with Old Florida charm. In the early 1900s it was the center of tarpon sportfishing in Southwest Florida and was owned by wealthy Florida land owner and entrepreneur Barron Collier. The guests at his private retreat included Hollywood stars, tycoons and political bigwigs. Call ahead for dock space at the marina, lunch at the elegant Collier Inn and a tour of the island. You may want to join the club! If your tastes are a bit more laid back, dock at Cabbage Key (239-283-2278, cabbagekey.com) for lunch or dinner. Have a cheeseburger, and discover why it is rumored that after eating here, Jimmy Buffet was inspired to write his song “Cheeseburger in Paradise.” And if you get bored, try to count the dollar bills plastered all over the bar and restaurant by patrons throughout the years. Cayo Costa is both a Florida State Park (941-964-0375) that is accessible only by water, and a barrier island with nine miles of pristine beaches and primitive campsites. Anchor for the night at Pelican Bay. If you enter from the north at Pelican Pass you will find deep water and a snug harbor for the night.
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Just five miles to the north across Charlotte Harbor is Gasparilla Island with the town of Boca Grande as its heart. Boca Grande looks like a quaint Midwestern town dropped down onto a sandy island, which gives it a uniqueness found nowhere else in Florida. Katherine Hebpurn made Boca Grande her winter home and for the former Presidents Bush and their families it is a favorite Christmas holiday destination. The south end of Gasparilla Island at Boca Grande Pass is nexus of professional tarpon fishing tournaments, and you may want to try your hand at catch and release with one of the many local fishing charter captains. You can tie up at Whidden’s Marina (941-964-2878, whiddensmarina.com) or Boca Grande Marina (941-964-2100, bocagrandemarina.net) depending on the draft and LOA of your yacht. While dinner at the Main Dining Room of the Gasparilla Inn is a must, you can also enjoy lunch at Inn’s Pink Elephant Restaurant (500 Palm Ave., 877-403-0599). And at the end of the day take a stroll along Lighthouse Beach to search for a fossil shark’s tooth, which is a lucky find for beachcombers, and who knows it just may be your lucky day! m l To view this cruise online, visit marinalife.com/gulficw.
> CHUCK BAIER AND SUSAN LANDRY
Beach House Takes a Detour — Next Stop Bahamas
BY CHUCK BAIER & ANNA BARTHELME
huck Baier and Susan Landry purchased their 34-foot Marine Trader, Beach House, with the sole purpose of cruising the Great Loop (circumnavigation of Eastern North America). They planned to depart from Naples, Fla. in December 2012. Before heading north along the east coast, the pair decided to take a detour and cruise around the Florida Keys and Bahamas. They spent most of November prepping and gathering enough supplies for a three-month excursion. Once underway, they spent time in Marathon, Fla. visiting some of their old cruising friends before heading to the Bahamas. Unfortunately, with weather delays and mandatory repairs needed on the boat, the trip was unexpectedly put on hold and they were unable to leave for the Bahamas until early March. They have highlighted their favorite marinas along the way.
MARINA: Bimini Big Game Club, Bimini (242-347-3391, biggameclubbimini.com) HIGHLIGHTS: They departed for the Bahamas from Key Biscayne, Fla. (near Miami) and had a leisurely trip to Bimini. They docked at Bimini Big Game Club in North Bimini, primarily due to their reasonable prices and very manicured facilities. Adrenaline was pumping when Chuck and Susan enjoyed the custom built shark cage at the marina where visitors can experience the wild Bull Sharks of Bimini. They spent about three weeks in Bimini, exploring what the island has to offer while enjoying early morning walks gathering shells and sea glass along the beach. They ventured to the Dolphin House (242-347-3201), one of the highlights of the trip. Built by historian and artist Ashley Saunders, visitors can tour and book a room at the house made entirely of collected materials salvaged from old buildings and materials washed up along the shoreline. The couple dined at
CJ’s Deli (Queen’s Highway, 242-347-3295), a smaller yet quaint restaurant on the island where they feasted on conch fritters and fried chicken, a favorite dish for the couple throughout the entirety of their trip. MARINA: Nassau Harbour Club, New Providence (242-393-0771, nassauharbourclub.com) HIGHLIGHTS: According to Chuck, harbormaster and manager, Peter Attaloglou, helped make this marina a top choice with his welcoming nature, expert knowledge and guidance on the best places to eat, visit and explore. The couple stayed at the marina for about a week and made multiple trips to the fish market, a popular spot where local fishermen dock along the sea wall and sell their catch of the day, primarily grouper and snapper, under a swarm of red roof tents. They enjoyed a self-guided walking tour of the Botanical Gardens, maintained by the Bahamas National Trust, where they enjoyed the natural beauty of Nassau.
Chuck and Susan on top Boo Boo Hill, Exuma. The summit is decorated with mementos from yachts who visit.
Since the Dolphin House was established in 1993, visitors have been known to send items in the mail such as broken vases and coins from all over the world to add as materials.
They dined at The Poop Deck (242-393-8175, thepoopdeck.com) a local restaurant in Eastbay that serves typical Bahamian fare and a variety of staples including a delicious club sandwich. You also can’t beat the incredible view of the island while dining.
helping Chuck and Susan find a diver to check the propellers before they headed to the Abacos. A ferry service took Chuck and Susan from Spanish Wells to Dunmore Town on Harbour Island located on the northeast part of Eleuthera. They explored Dunmore Town’s various shops and restaurants. They also took the ferry from Spanish Wells to the main island of Eleuthera, where they rented a car and drove the entire length of the island in one day, only to discover new and enticing views on land that visitors are unable to see from a boat. Back at Spanish Wells, they ate fantastic conch fritters at The Anchor Snack Bar (242-333-4023), a local restaurant with a waterfront view located within walking distance to the marina. It had been almost 20 years since the couple visited the marina, but each visit brought new memories to bring back home with them.
MARINA: Spanish Wells Yacht Haven, Eleuthera (242-333-4255) HIGHLIGHTS: The couple enjoyed this marina with added help from the Kelly brothers, the managers and harbormasters, whom have been working together running the business for over 20 years. “They work like a concierge service for the boaters,” said Baier. The marina staff goes out of their way to make guests feel welcome, arranging golf cart rentals, offering visitor recommendations and even Dining on infamous conch fritters at CJ’s Deli in Bimini.
MARINA: Leeward Yacht Club & Marina, Abacos (242-365-4191, leewardyachtclub.com) HIGHLIGHTS: Chuck and Susan stayed at Leeward Yacht Club due to its close proximity to New Plymouth near Green Turtle Cay in the Abacos, the location where the Island Roots Heritage Festival takes place on the first
Local fisherman bring in the fresh catch of the day.
weekend in May. This festival brings visitors from all over to the Abacos to celebrate the heritage of the island with music, food and an array of activities for all to enjoy. The marina hosts a 28-slip dock offering access to free WiFi, and is home to the Lizard Bar & Grill (242-365-4191) with an adjacent pool overlooking the Black Sound. The couple enjoyed a night out dining on conch burgers and fritters while friends they were with sipped on the restaurants signature “Leaning Lizard” cocktail. They rented a golf cart from the marina and explored the town of New Plymouth, taking in the gorgeous beaches surrounding them and touring the new housing developments being built next to the marina. ml To view this cruise online, visit marinalife.com/beachhouse.
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Marina Director, Fort Pierce City Marina Fort Pierce, Fla. 772-464-1245, fortpiercecitymarina.com What inspired you to work on the water? Joining the USCG at the age of 15 gave me the opportunity to leave a small town after graduation. I traveled the oceans and experienced new adventures, including Antarctica. I enjoyed assisting others as part of the seven missions the Coast Guard had tasked me to do. My dad told me when I was young, “when you have to work, make sure you do something that you can enjoy and don’t get stuck with a job you don’t like.” They say everyone has 15 minutes of fame, what are yours? I believe my 15 minutes of fame will come with the completion of the Fort Pierce Waterfront Protection Project. It will have 12 barrier islands and a peninsula, providing a habitat for birds and sea life while protecting the marina from future storms and hurricanes. What was your all time worst day at the marina? What was the best? No question — My worst day was when Hurricane Frances hit Fort Pierce on September 5, 2004 and devastated the town and city marina. My best day will be the opening day of the new facility and seeing my kids graduate. Where did you grow up? In a small mountain community called Palmer Lake in Colorado. We had a general store, post office and the freedom to explore the mountains. What (besides your cell phone and wallet) is always with you on the docks? Friendly boaters — they all have common interests of being on the water no matter what part of the world they are from. Do you have a pet? Yes, I have a dog that we got from the shelter and we have chickens and fish in our pond. Where was your last vacation? Breckenridge, Colo. to spend time with my family. I also had the opportunity to visit other marina facilities while I was there. What is your favorite movie? “Eddie and the Cruisers” because of the soundtrack and a famous line in the movie that said, “If you are going to write music you need to make it live forever not just make music.” m l FALL 2013
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nown as the largest pleasure-craft harbor in the world, Newport Beach, California, is a coastal paradise providing visitors with relaxation, plenty of activities and spectacular sunsets. Stretching 10-miles along the coast of southern California, the area is blessed with warm temperatures year-round making Newport a great stop for visitors during any season. When cruising into Newport Harbor, you immediately spot the Wedge, a breakpoint famous with surfers for its enormous waves, which can reach 30 feet. Surfing, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding are by far the most popular water activities in the area. Stop in at Balboa Boardsports to rent some gear for the day. Balboa Peninsula has pristine beaches and two piers, Newport Pier and Balboa Pier, which together attract more than a million visitors each year. It’s where you can board the historic Balboa Island ferry, the oldest family-owned auto ferry in the country. Balboa Island is a quaint and charming community. Stroll along the main drag, Marine Avenue — Walt Disney’s inspiration for Disney World’s Main Street, U.S.A. — to explore the cafes and boutiques. Outdoor enthusiasts shouldn’t miss a trip to
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the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve and Ecological Reserve. The 1,000 acres of coastal wetlands are home to 35,000 migratory birds and are threaded with hiking and biking trails such as the 10-mile Back Bay Loop Trail. It’s also an excellent place for kayaking. For a bit of “landlubber” excitement, head to Fashion Island, a high-end shopping area with specialty boutiques and stores such as Nordstrom, Anthropologie and Bloomingdale’s. The area includes 30 fine-dining restaurants with exceptional ocean views. If you need pampering, schedule an appointment at Spa Gregorie’s (949-644-6672, spagregories.com, which offers many treatment packages, including a “spa date” for two. If possible, visit Newport Beach some time between December 18-22 to view the 100-plus vessels decked out for the holiday season in celebration of the 105th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. The event is the oldest and largest boat parade in the world. m l For more information, visit marinalife.com/newportbeach.
WHERE TO DOCK Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina (949-729-1100, newportdunes.com) set between the upper-bay nature preserve and Newport Harbor, has extra-wide concrete docks accommodating vessels up to 80 feet. The City of Newport Beach (949-644-3309, newportbeachca.gov) provides slips for transient boaters on a first-come, first-served basis. Vessels must report to the harbor patrol office at the harbor entrance. You can also anchor in Newport Harbor for free for up to 14 nights. WHERE TO DOCK & DINE Hit Sol Cocina (251 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., 949-675-9800) for outstanding Baja cuisine, views of Newport Harbor, and more than 60 artisanal tequilas. Woody’s Wharf (2318 Newport Blvd., 949-675-0474), located on Balboa Peninsula, is a casual waterfront spot favorited by locals since 1965. FALL 2013
CRUISING THROUGH HISTORY
THE FEAT OF THE PANAMA CANAL B Y C A P T. J E F F W E R N E R
s an engineering marvel that spanned the close of the Victorian era to the beginning of World War I, the construction of the Panama Canal has few rivals in superlatives. The excavation of the canal was equal to digging a trench 10 feet deep and 55 feet wide from New York to San Francisco. If all the rocks and soil that were excavated were put on a train of flat-bed railroad cars, the train would encircle the world four times. To blast the ditch, more than 60 million pounds of dynamite were used, which was an explosive force 50 percent greater than the first atomic bomb
detonated over Hiroshima. And sadly, nearly 26,000 workers died in the construction of the 51-mile-long canal; 70 percent of the dead were French. In 1869, Ferdinand de Lesseps, a French diplomat and entrepreneur, finished overseeing the construction of the Suez Canal, which links the Red and Mediterranean seas. It was a sea-level canal without locks, mostly financed through the sale of shares to patriotic French citizens. Although he was known as the Great Engineer, de Lesseps had no technical training or financial experience. In 1879, against the advice of leading engineers of the day, de Lesseps
upon History,” a book that caught the attention of naval strategists in England, France, Germany, Russia, and Japan, and would shape their imperial ambitions and naval warfare planning through the Second World War. For the U.S., Mahan postulated that a canal should be built on the isthmus to allow the Caribbean Sea to become an American commercial crossroads and military highway. And Mahan had the ear of Theodore Roosevelt, then a 31-year-old Republican Party reformer who had already published his own book on the naval history of the War of 1812. By the turn of the 20th century, vice president Teddy Roosevelt had already been assistant secretary of the Navy and had led the Rough Riders’ charge up Cuba’s San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American War. President William McKinley was assassinated on September 14, 1901, and soon after, in his first message to Congress, the newly minted President Roosevelt referred to a Central American canal, saying, “No single great material work which remains to be undertaken on this continent is of such consequence to the American people.” Roosevelt favored the Panama route over the Nicaragua route, and by January 1902 a bill guaranteeing that choice was presented in the Senate. The Senate bill authorized the president to purchase the defunct French canal at the bargain price of $40 million, to acquire from Colombia clear title in perpetuity to a six-mile-wide canal zone, and to
Want to Transit the Panama Canal? How much do the tolls cost? Last October, a new toll schedule for yachts was put in place. Boats under 50 feet now pay $800, and those 50 to 79 feet pay $1,300. The tolls for megayachts start at $2,000 and top out at $3,200. What else will I need to do? There are more costs, fees, and — of course — paperwork and procedures to navigate. Visit noonsite.com for an updated checklist. Where can I dock or pick up a mooring ball? The well-known Panama Canal Yacht Club in Colon, on the Caribbean side of the canal, was closed four years ago. The Balboa Yacht Club in Panama City, on the Pacific side of the canal, maintains a mooring field with a launch service and plenty of hospitality.
“A FINER BODY OF MEN HAS NEVER BEEN GATHERED BY ANY NATION THAN THE MEN WHO DONE THE WORK OF BUILDING THE PANAMA CANAL.” — THEODORE ROOSEVELT VisitPanama.com
convinced an international committee to construct a sea-level canal without locks through Panama. The engineering seemed foolhardy, since the Caribbean tides on one side of Panama varied by a foot, and the Pacific tides on the other side of the country had a rise and fall of 18 to 20 feet. The proposed canal would also cut across the Chagres River, creating a waterfall 36 feet high in the dry season and almost 80 feet high in the rainy season. And there were no plans to tame this cataract. Construction began in 1881, but was soon hampered by torrential rains, avalanchelike landslides and mosquitoes. Malaria, yellow fever, and accidents had claimed more than 20,000 lives by 1890, when the French all but abandoned the project. The company formed by de Lesseps to build the canal was bankrupt. It had spent almost $300 million, the equivalent of more than $7.5 billion in today’s dollars. Charges of bribery and corruption ensued; de Lesseps was ordered to pay a fine and serve a prison sentence, but managed to avoid both due to the statute of limitations on his crimes. With the canal two-fifths finished, the dream of connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans was put up for sale for $109 million. The Colombian government allowed a newly formed French company to remain on the isthmus to maintain the work already completed, while the world waited for a buyer. At the same time, the United States decided that a canal should be built, but through Nicaragua instead of Panama. Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan was president of the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. In 1890, he published “The Influence of Sea Power
The Culebra Cut was named for the mountain range it goes through dividing the Atlantic Ocean and Gatun Lake.
The lock at Pedro Miguel lifts ships from the Pacific up to Gatun Lake.
Aerial view of cargo ships at Miraflores locks, facing the Pacific Ocean
complete the canal using federal funding. After six months of political machinations, the act passed Congress and Roosevelt signed it into law on June 28, 1902. Within a year, the French company agreed to sell its canal holdings, but the Colombian government was very reticent about giving up its sovereignty over the proposed canal zone. The U.S. Navy was dispatched to the Colombian territory of Panama and fostered a revolution that took place on November 3, 1903. The Republic of Panama was quickly declared. United States control of the Panama Canal Zone began on February 23, 1904, and the
U.S. Army received the keys to the French properties on May 4. Now the 10-year task of completing the canal would begin in earnest. After reviewing the French work on the canal, it became clear that a lock canal rather than a sea-level canal should be built, and the new design was in place by the summer of 1907. Concurrent with planning for the locks and dams for the new canals was the need to eradicate the mosquitoes that carried malaria and yellow fever, so that there would be a healthy workforce to complete construction. Due to a variety of sanitation tactics, there was only one case of yellow fever from 1906 until the canal was finished, and deaths from malaria also decreased dramatically. The first official transit of the Panama Canal took place on August 15, 1914. However, the celebrations were muted, since World War I had begun less than three weeks before. The first naval battle of the war, between Britain and Germany, took place less than two weeks later. All
of Mahanâ€™s theories about sea power and naval superiority came to fruition. Not long after this, Mahan died peacefully in Washington, D.C., having attained the rank of rear admiral. Operation of the Panama Canal was handed over to the Panamanian government on December 31, 1999. Under Panamanian control the canal has thrived, with income and traffic going up and accidents going down. Currently a canal-expansion project is more than 60 percent complete, and the canal will continue to offer safe transit for recreational boaters for many years to come. m l Capt. Jeff Werner, a licensed USCG Master, has sailed professionally throughout the world. He is also the Diesel Doctor, helping to keep your boatâ€™s fuel clean and bright. For more information, call 239-246-6810 or visit MyDieselDoctor.com. Marinalife members receive a 10% discount. For more marinas and an online cruising guide, visit yachtpals.com/cruising/panama.
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The Quest for Mind’s Eye II ur adventure started in August of 2012 on the quest for Mind’s Eye II. My wife Tammy and I received the news that we were going to become grandparents. After much debate about whether to purchase a home in the south, we decided to upgrade our 43-foot Cruisers Yacht, Mind’s Eye. It has long been on my list of adventures to bring a boat north along the ICW. The plan would be if and when we find and purchase the right boat, I would captain the boat by myself heading north in the spring to our homeport of Kendall, N.Y. After much deliberation and extensive research to find a boat that is just right for us, we finally came across a 46-foot 2006 Cruisers Yachts 460 Express, known today as Mind’s Eye II.
OCTOBER 18: Over the past couple weeks I traveled to and from Cape Coral, Fla. and finally closed the paperwork on the 18th. We decided to take her to Legacy Harbor in Fort Myers, Fla. to allow for easier access to the waterways.
OCTOBER 19: I spent the next couple of days fixing her up. Changing the oil, air filters and belts, finalizing the windshield cover repairs and getting our icemaker and air conditioning up and running. We are heading home for a bit and plan to return in mid-November to provision and prepare the cabin for our trip to Key West. Tammy and our two Pomeranians, Caleb and Sophie will be joining me for some of the legs.
DECEMBER 28JANUARY 3: In one day we cruised 140 miles from Fort Myers to Conch Harbor Marina in Key
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West, Fla. and I saw several dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico. About 20 miles away from Key West I spotted a manatee. He watched as we approached and looked at me and snorted and dove back into the water. On New Year’s Eve we had a lovely dinner at A&B Seafood. We then walked to Sloppy Joe’s to watch the “conch drop.” Similar to a mini Times Square, the restaurant hangs an enlarged conch structure and steadily drops it until the clock strikes midnight. A couple from Germany got engaged right in front of us at midnight and I took a picture for them. We left Conch Harbor and cruised to Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo.
JANUARY 4-8: From Ocean Reef Club, we cruised to Palm Harbor Marina in West Palm Beach, Fla. Tammy and I spent most of our time working on the boat. We decided to fly home for a bit and planned to return to West Palm Beach in late February.
Vern and Tammy take time to relax on Mind’s Eye II with their Pomeranians Sophie (left) and Caleb (right).
Happy Birthday to me! We departed Palm Harbor mid-morning and entered Fort Pierce inlet by mid-afternoon. We had to slow down because of 6-8 foot rollers and white caps. We cruised into the ICW at markers 186G and 185R, making our way into Loggerhead Marina in Vero Beach, Fla. by 3:30 pm.
We cruised the 70 nautical miles outside the ICW to Charleston. When I was offshore about 15 miles, in 50 feet of water, I saw something that I thought was a large dead fish. I got closer and realized I was interrupting the nap of a large sea turtle. He picked up his head and looked at me and took off quickly. He wasn’t happy with me.
Departed Vero Beach and cruised to New Smyrna Beach, roughly 95 miles. We stayed there for a few nights and from there had a beautiful ride to St. Augustine, where we docked at Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor.
I flew back to Charleston today after spending time at home with the family. The next destinations will lead us to Myrtle Beach Yacht Basin in Little River, S.C. and then onto Morehead City Yacht Basin in N.C.
And we’re off to Hilton Head, S.C. I cruised outside and off the coast of Georgia. About 12 miles out, I saw about 20 stingrays that were just hanging out under the surface of the water. We pulled into Harbour Town Yacht Basin and were greeted with a slip below the famous lighthouse.
What an interesting day! We departed Morehead City, N.C. I cruised in the sound instead of the ICW and although charts show it’s passable, it’s not. I grounded Mind’s Eye and had to get a tow. We threaded our way back as the tide was even lower than before. I ended up at Beaufort Town Docks in the midst of a lightning
storm and pouring rain, fortunate to find no damage to Mind’s Eye.
MAY 9: From Beaufort I cruised to Coinjock, N.C. and then to Baltimore, a very happy 29 knots at all day in calm, deep waters on the Chesapeake Bay. After going under the Chesapeake Bay Bridge I arrived at BMC at Inner Harbor. I headed to the Rusty Scupper for a much-needed glass of Chardonnay. It is time to head home for a short trip and we plan to return mid-May. Kenny Chesney performed at Sloppy Joe’s in March of ’08 and ’09 playing for a little over four hours at one of his gigs.
MAY 18: Made it back to Baltimore today with Tammy and our daughter Jenn. I got things stowed away that we had shipped during my absence including a boat hook, buckets, simple lines, gloves and filters — most of which will be for transiting the locks in the Erie Canal.
time fighting the current. Large amounts of debris were going under the boat. Jenn jumped on shore and went looking for the lockmaster, while Tammy kept a close eye astern on debris and advising me as we treaded water. Finally, we’re on our way to St. Johnsville, N.Y.
MAY 26: MAY 24:
MAY 22: We left Baltimore and headed to Cape May, N.J. and then north towards New York. Yesterday we arrived at Haverstraw Marina on the Hudson River after cruising past the Statue of Liberty and the breathtaking view of Manhattan. We made it to the first lock in Troy, N.Y. Entering lock no. 2 we got our 10-day pass and cruised through lock no. 3. We had to tie off on a sea wall and wait two and a half hours for a very large barge to pass. Annoying!
MAY 23: All was well until we got to lock no. 8. The attendant was not there and it was a crazy
Made great timing getting through the locks up to lock no. 17. Lock no. 17 is the largest lift, 40.5 feet! We had to wait a bit for the lockmaster to show up, but we made it into Pirates Cove Marina, which is just past lock no. 23. We rubbed bottom several times going into the marina and also hit a submerged log in the canal. Once again, by the grace of God, no damage!
MAY 25: We are heading north toward Oswego through the last of the locks. We got through the Oswego locks to no. 4 just fine. At #5 the lockmaster tells me that when he lowers the water the lock becomes a bad
Jenn holding on tight as the crew gets ready to take on lock no. 1 in Troy, N.Y.
wind tunnel and to hang on tight to the bow. I had no idea how bad it would be and did not warn Tammy. I don’t know how she held the stern because I could barely hold the bow. We recouped and progressed through the locks into Oswego Marina.
Next it was out into lovely Miss Ontario (Lake Ontario). With stiff winds at 20-30 knots all day, we could only do 10-15 knots and the water continued to crash over the hard top. We finally arrived at our homeport Eagle Creek Yacht Club in Kendall, N.Y. The entire club began sounding horns and cheering, welcoming us and our new addition, Mind’s Eye II. It was so good to be home after seven months of boating and many interesting memories to last a lifetime. ✓ the bucket list. m l To view this cruise online, visit marinalife.com/vern.
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hen you cruise the Chesapeake Bay and hear a bump against the side of your boat, do you wonder if it’s an unmarked crab pot? Or could it be a chance encounter with a ghost ship? And when you see a glowing orb in the mist, could it be a distant lighthouse beacon, or a restless spirit roaming the marshes? If you have a preference for the paranormal, the bay is an ideal haunting ground for encounters with the supernatural. Rickety Victorian houses, isolated coves and historic battle sites set the stage for stories guaranteed to send chills down your spine. Even if you don’t believe, Chesapeake folklore will add to your arsenal of spooky yarns to spin after you tie up at the dock and the sun goes down. In the spirit of Halloween, here are four mysterious tales to spark your imagination. Explore the spirited locations — if you dare.
A Witch’s Double Ducking In the early 1700s, the bay was a vast wilderness reluctant to be tamed. Settlers battled frigid winters and scorching summers that could wipe out farmlands and villages. Most of them were devout Christians who prayed for help against unpredictable natural elements and feared that witchcraft could topple their communities and tarnish their souls. At that time, Grace Sherwood lived with her husband and three sons on a farm near the mouth of the Chesapeake on what is now Virginia’s Lynnhaven Bay. She was a beautiful, headstrong maverick who was often the target of the townsmen’s wistful glances. Female neighbors circulated rumors that Grace was a witch, and accused her of “blighting gardens, causing livestock to die, and influencing the weather.” After eight years of badgering and slander, Grace was charged with witchcraft and sentenced to trial by ducking, the practice of tossing an accused witch into a river or lake. If she sank she was innocent, but if she floated she was guilty. On July 10, 1706, Grace was pulled out of jail and paraded down a dusty road to the bank of the Lynnhaven River in front of onlookers. Officials bound her thumbs to her big toes and flung her into the river. She treaded water long enough to untie the ropes and swim safely to shore. Soaking wet, she glared at the meddling spectators while dark storm clouds gathered overhead. She pointed a dripping finger at them and shouted, “All right, all of you po’ white trash, you’ve worn out your shoes traipsin’ here to see me ducked, but before you’ll get back home again you are goin’ to get the duckin’ of your lives.” Thunder crashed, the heavens opened, and a ferocious rain washed the horrified crowds off the roads and into the ditches. Afterward, Grace was convicted of witchcraft, served her time, and returned home to live to the ripe old age of 80 in what is now called Witch Duck Bay. Grace Sherwood on trial for being a witch.
A Six-Fingered Sea Captain’s Revenge Take your boat up the bay’s Pocomoke River and you’ll discover an old mansion called Cellar House high on a bluff between Snow Hill and Pocomoke City. It’s located on a remote track of land with bald cypress trees lining the shore, their gnarly roots digging deep into the marshlands. A French sea captain with six fingers on his right hand built the house in the early 1700s as a wedding gift for his bride. At the time, Pocomoke City was a bustling port, and the captain managed a fleet of ships that traded in the Caribbean. Lonely and isolated, his wife became involved with a young man in the nearby village. One night the captain arrived home unexpectedly and caught the two lovers together. A vicious fight broke out. The young man was wounded, but he and the wife managed to escape. The wife was pregnant and her new beau died from his injuries a few months after the incident. After the child was born, the wife decided to return to Cellar House and beg forgiveness from her husband. One evening, a man with a raft transported her and the baby upriver to Cellar
House. Unfortunately the raft capsized, and the man and baby drowned. The wife swam to shore and dragged herself to the front door of Cellar Cellar House was built on a former Indian House, pleading for burial site. mercy. The sea captain’s heart was enflamed with rage, and he dragged her up to the bedroom and stabbed her to death with a knife. He left her on the blood-stained floor, gathered up his valuables, and took to the high seas with his crew, never to be seen again. On rainy evenings, locals hear the cries of a baby and report sightings of a mysterious light in the swamp near Cellar House, which they believe is the wife’s ghost holding a lantern while searching for her child. Visitors who park near the house have found a six-fingered handprint on their cars when they leave. FALL 2013
WHEN TO START A JOURNEY Beware of three and four-day weekends! Fridays are an unlucky day to set sail, because Jesus was crucified that day. Thursday doesn’t bode well, because it’s the day of Thor, god of thunder and storms. Forget about departing on the first Monday in April — that’s when Cain slew Abel. But you can change the mojo of unlucky days if you sneeze and turn your head to the right just before shoving off. DESTINY LIES IN THE COMPANY YOU KEEP Sorry, ladies, but women on board allegedly bring bad luck, because they distract the crew from their duties. But topless gals are acceptable company, because their breasts calm the seas. That’s why a bare-chested female figurehead with its eyes wide open mounted to a ship’s bow can guide the ship to safety. Redheads of any gender fetch bad fortune, but you can reverse your fate if you speak to a carrot-top before he talks to you. PASSION FOR LUCKY FASHION Gold hoop earrings, the symbol of sailors who have traveled around the globe, are believed to prevent drowning, and jewelry made of coral wards off lightning and hail. Tattoos became such a hallmark of superstition by the 19th century that 90 percent of the U.S. Navy wore them. Inking the North Star on your skin helps guide the way home. Tattoos of pigs and poultry were popular in pre-refrigeration times. Live animals were brought along to feed the crew, and the crates holding pigs and chicken often floated after ships sank, so those livestock images were used in tattoos to ensure that sailors wouldn’t drown. A FALSE STEP CAN TWIST YOUR FATE It’s okay to sing, dance, and drink, but don’t ever whistle on a boat. You’ll summon bad weather by “whistling up a storm.” Spitting or tossing a coin into the waves brings good fortune, because those are considered tributes to Neptune. Never enter or leave a boat with your left foot, or you’ll be courting disaster. Don’t knock a bucket overboard, or luck will go out with it. And don’t mess around with gulls, albatrosses, or other seafaring birds, because they are believed to carry the spirits of dead sailors. To remove the bad luck incurred by killing an albatross, a sailor would wear the lifeless bird around his neck until its flesh rotted away.
The Light Is Out, but the Ghosts Are In On the southern tip of Maryland’s western shore, where the Potomac River flows into the bay, stands Point Lookout — regaled by many as the most haunted lighthouse in America. The lighthouse was erected in 1830, but things started heating up during the Civil Point Lookout Lighthouse marks the entrance to the Potomac River in War. In 1862, Union forces built nearby southern Maryland. Hammond General Hospital to treat wounded soldiers. In 1863, the U.S. government added a prison camp for Confederate soldiers, the largest of the Civil War, intended to house 10,000 men, and conditions were miserable. Men froze to death, food spoiled and wells became contaminated. Overcrowding led to smallpox and other diseases. By the time the camp closed in 1865, more than 50,000 prisoners had been contained there, and 3,000 to 8,000 had perished. As if that weren’t enough to stir up a bubbling paranormal stew, Point Lookout also witnessed several dramatic shipwrecks. In 1864, the U.S.S. Tulip exploded offshore, killing 47 crewmembers. During the gale of 1878, a steamship sank north of the point and 16 passengers were lost. Lighthouse keepers lived at Point Lookout for 135 years, but the era of human inhabitants ended in 1965 when the Navy bought the lighthouse, installed electronic alarm systems and placed an automated light offshore. Today the lighthouse is part of a Maryland state park. Rangers and visitors regularly report encounters with guests from the other world, including deceased wives of lighthouse keepers, victims of shipwrecks and Civil War soldiers. Ghost hunters flock to the site to witness mysterious lights, odd smells, cold spots, sounds of moaning, voices whispering and boots marching. One renowned ghost specialist recorded 24 voices at Point Lookout. The most frequent sighting is of a Confederate soldier dressed in rags dashing across the road. Perhaps his soul is still trying to escape the camp?
Ghosts and Guinness The epicenter for supernatural activity on the bay is Baltimore. The gallows at Fort McHenry, the haunted deck of the U.S.S. Constellation, and the grave of Edgar Allen Poe are just a few of the city’s spooky spots. But if you want to experience an evening of ghost inhabitations (and maybe a few libations), hit the cobblestone streets of Fells Point, a waterfront neighborhood full of 18th-century buildings. The Horse You Came In On is Baltimore’s oldest saloon and the only Maryland bar to stay open before, during, and after Prohibition. The Horse’s other claim to fame is being Poe’s last drinking spot before his mysterious death. The Cat’s Eye Pub has a Wall of Death displaying photos of previous owners and patrons who have passed. Their spirits like to knock pictures off the walls and shove glasses around the bar. An energetic ghost occasionally sets a heavy boxing bag in motion when all the windows are closed. And Bertha’s is home to tasty mussels as well as ghosts who appear at tables and follow guests down the stairs. The neighborhood has plenty of ghostly places and you never know who will be sitting next to you. m l Edgar Allen Poe
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DAY 2 Marina Cay to Biras Creek As we were preparing to leave Marina Cay, a small boat filled with baskets of fruits, vegetables, herbs, T-shirts, and jewelry manned by two smiling guys pulled up next to us. Turns out, they were associated with Aragorn’s Studio, the arts center next to the airport and site of Tortola’s infamous full moon parties. Our first shopping experience, and we didn’t even have to leave the boat! We loaded up on fresh produce and trinkets and shoved off under full sail, headed toward Virgin Gorda. The winds were whipping so the four-hour trip was full of excitement, especially for the nonsailors aboard. We arrived at Virgin Gorda’s Leverick Bay thirsty and hungry, so we grabbed a mooring ball and dinghied in to Jumbies Beach Bar (284-495-7154) for tasty pizza and fish tacos and, of course, rum punch. After lunch, we motored around the corner to a beautiful little harbor and claimed a mooring ball for the night. From our spot we had a great view of Biras Creek Resort (284-394-3555, biras.com), one of the top luxury destinations in the BVIs, on the surrounding hillside. That night we asked Jelly Belly where the locals go for dinner. He replied quickly:
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BY EARLY AFTERNOON PEOPLE WERE ALREADY DANCING, SINGING, DRINKING, AND JUMPING OFF THE SECOND-FLOOR BALCONY INTO THE WATER. the Fat Virgin Café (284-495-7052, fatvirgin.com). With a name like that and Jelly’s recommendation, we couldn’t pass it up. The charming, casual spot is only accessible via Biras Creek or the water, so we dinghied over and plopped down at one of the picnic tables, then tucked into delicious jerk chicken and the locals’ favorite, conch roti. Jelly seemed to know everyone everywhere we went, but especially at the Fat Virgin. We found him in the kitchen with the local women, chatting up a storm. “Jelly Belly lives here,” the women laughed.
DAY 3 Biras Creek to Bitter End Yacht Club The next day we were scheduled to go just a few hundred yards, to the marina at the Bitter End Yacht Club (284-494-2746, beyc.com), so we took some time that morning to explore. At Biras Creek Resort we got a behind-the-scenes tour and swung by their fantastic, well-stocked boutique, then headed over to Bitter End, where we were all excited for the spa treatments that had been booked by our partner Sea Concierge (703-957-0570, sea-concierge.com), which helped us plan
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over to the dance floor to burn off some calories. The conga line was our favorite — except when one of our crew broke a flip flop.
our charter. Captain Jelly did an amazing job docking our vessel between two mega yachts. The spa at Bitter End is on top of a jungly hill, and has a tree-house feel and gorgeous views of the harbor. Our group sampled almost everything on the menu — from traditional deep-tissue massage to the “Cooling Indian Head Massage.” After our treatments and some showers we met at the Crawl Pub for cocktails, then hit the Clubhouse Grill for dinner. The terrific staff at Bitter End treated us well, and we feasted on whole roasted pig, johnny cakes and Key Lime pie. After dinner, we moved
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Bitter End to Norman Island The next morning a few of us went for a trail run, some of us hit the Bitter End shops, and at least one of us was content to sample the fresh baked bread available at the Emporium. We also loved looking at the home-club burgees that boaters had brought from all over the world and left at the restaurant for display. Jelly Belly gathered us back to the boat, and with steady winds we took off for Norman Island, said to be the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. En route we stopped by the Baths, but the red flag was flying because of the surf and strong winds, so we gave it a miss. Four hours later we were moored at Norman Island, ready to experience the infamous Willy T’s floating bar (284-340-8603, williamthornton.com). We’d heard stories about this place, and they’re all true — it was a crazy scene. By early afternoon people were already dancing, singing, drinking and jumping off the second-floor balcony into the water. That night we hit the Pirates Bight (284-443-1305, piratesbight.com), a recently renovated restaurant with a mod South Beach feel. The food was excellent, but the service did not match it (we recommend going early before the crowds).
DAY 5 Norman to Jost Van Dyke
Joy and Meeghan enjoying snorkeling the Caves at Norman Cay. Top: The infamous Captain Jelly Belly expertly navigates towards Tortola.
Jelly Belly had us up early the next day so that we could snorkel in the nearby Caves before the crowds descended on the famous spot. It was magical, our favorite snorkeling of the trip, and we had the area all to ourselves. There are three main caves, and we’re pretty sure we heard a sea monster in cave three (or it could have been the suction of the waves crashing inside the cave). After
CHARTER TIPS Planning: We took advantage of our partnership with Sea Concierge to assist us with our charter and book spa treatments and dinner reservations at certain spots. We chartered in February, a popular time. We recommend planning ahead for certain things you don’t want to miss, but also leaving enough flexibility to be able to change course. Provisioning: We found this to be one of the biggest challenges. We knew we wanted to provision only for breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks, but figuring out quantities for the group was challenging. Even if you do want to cook most meals on board, food can spoil quickly. You can always pick up fresh food along the way. Don’t over-provision. While it’s nice to have food on the boat, chances are you’ll also want to eat at local establishments. Don’t forget: Here are a few things that might not be on your normal packing list that we found useful: A stereo cable to connect your iPod/ iPhone to the stereo (inexpensive at Radio Shack), your own ground coffee, condiments or special things you like to use in cooking and seasickness medicine. Getting there: Connect in San Juan, Puerto Rico and fly directly to Tortola (Beef Island), or fly to St. Thomas, USVI, and take the 45-minute ferry to Road Town. Charters: We used MarineMax Vacations and were very happy with our experience, from the coordination in the U.S. to the well-equipped 43-foot Dufour with three cabins. There are many different charter companies to choose from, including The Moorings, which has one of the largest fleets in the region.
snorkeling, the sails were hoisted and we were off to Jost Van Dyke. After four hours of wing-on-wing sailing (also known as chicken wing) we arrived at Jost’s White Bay. The water was incredibly clear, so after grabbing a mooring ball most of us jumped in and started swimming toward the Soggy Dollar Bar (284-495-9888, soggydollar.com). After our swim, we felt we’d definitely earned a Painkiller, especially since this is where they were supposedly invented. After lunch we took naps on the beach and sampled one last drink — Jewel’s party punch — at a beachside bar. By the time we motored around to Great Harbor the moorings were all taken, so Jelly had to maneuver an anchorage for us, which he made look easy. We dinghied to shore to make a dinner reservation at Foxy’s (284-495-9258, foxysbar.com), which consisted of writing our boat’s name on a clipboard, then spent a little time in the now-expansive shop. Dinner was a blast and included great ribs, shrimp, and mahi mahi, not to mention stellar service and, of course, dancing. Even though Foxy’s has grown from a small beachside bar into a large complex, it’s still too fun to miss.
DAY 6 Jost Van Dyke to Peter Island We were all feeling a little sad on our last full day, but then Jelly Belly suggested we go shopping at Sopers Hole, on the western tip of Tortola, en route to Peter Island. Brightly colored shops and restaurants line the harbor, and after zipping through them we were reenergized. At Peter Island, the largest private island in the BVIs, we found a secluded mooring ball and then immediately jumped off the boat to snorkel and explore the gorgeous bright orange and purple coral. Jelly took us by dinghy to a beach where a local fisherman was throwing a net, then pointed us to a trail that eventually led to Peter Island Resort (800-346-4451, peterisland.com) and Deadman’s Beach Bar (it does seem that most of our trails on this trip ended at a bar). We ate dinner that night at Oceans 7
Beach Club (284-340-117, oceans7on line.com). The winds were blowing, so the floating dinghy dock was tricky, but the food — simple, delicious — was worth it.
DAY 7 Peter Island to Tortola We did some final snorkeling in the morning, then had an easy sail back to Hodges Creek Marina on Tortola to catch our flights home. It was hard to say goodbye to Captain Jelly Belly. He had really become our friend during the week and we all knew that the charter wouldn’t have been the same without him. After tearful farewells it was a quick ride to the airport. With time to kill, we strolled over to Trellis Bay, where the bustling arts community of Aragorn’s Studio is located. It’s a great place to pick up a last-minute souvenir and make some final memories. We can’t wait until next year! m l For more information, visit marinalife.com/charteringBVI.
Top: Boats moored off White Sand Beach on Jost Van Dyke. Bottom: Meeghan, Joy and Jen enjoy Jewel’s Party Punch at White Sand Beach on Jost Van Dyke, while chatting with Jewel the owner.
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ADELAIDE The Niehoffs’ Two-Year Adventure BY PETER NIEHOFF
Peter and Beth Niehoff boarded their Tayana 52-foot named Adelaide with kids Petersen, Tyler and Suzanna (plus Winston the Sailor Cat) and set course on a life-changing odyssey. Here is the final part of the four-part series recounting their story, as told through the log Peter kept during the trip.
FEBRUARY 15 17˚ 01.227N 61˚ 46.557W Falmouth Harbor, Antigua
We left Grenada to visit friends who were waiting for us in St. Lucia. On February 13 the weather forecast was calling for building winds and seas. Knowing we needed to head north, we decided to get going before conditions worsened. Stopping for overnights in Martinique and Dominica, we sailed hard. During the final 12 hours the winds shifted northerly and continued to build, blowing a steady 20 to 22 knots. We pounded into 10- to 12-foot seas with the occasional 14-foot roller. Adelaide shouldered her way through the waves, causing water to pour down the decks and occasionally over the dodger, soaking everyone in the cockpit. It was nice pulling in at sunset and anchoring in such a secure harbor. We were all glad we were not at sea that night! 56 marinalife.com
MARCH 14 18˚ 17.314N 65˚ 37.993W Fajardo, Puerto Rico
We left Antigua and the Windward Islands on March 3, bound for the British Virgin Islands. The breeze was good, and we reached westward at a
Road Town Harbor in Tortola, BVI’s.
good clip, passing the island of Saba at sunset. The following morning Tortola came into sight and we headed for a marina in Road Town. Sam, a friend the boys had met in Antigua, was in the boat docked next to us. It is amazing how often you run into the same people while cruising. As soon as school was over, they all headed out to surf the breakers. Beth, Suzanna, and
Dropping the hook in the Turks and Caicos
We winged out the jib and were virtually flying off the 10-foot waves, truly exhilarating sailing. I got the boat cleaned up before heading to Trellis Bay, on the backside of Tortola, for some serious shopping. We stopped for a snorkel and lunch at George Dog Island. All winter we had been planning to meet family friends who have a house on Vieques, the former naval training range located just off the island of Puerto Rico. So on March 14 we headed for the “Spanish Virgins.” After the hustle and bustle of the BVIs, Vieques was a wonderful respite. We spent three days with our friends and fell in love with the area. Culebra and Culebrita, also off the island of Puerto Rico, were our next stops. The islands are beautiful, with magnificent beaches and friendly people. It is amazing how close to the Virgin Islands they are but how few cruisers venture over. From Culebra it was just a short sail to the big island of Puerto Rico. Fajardo
Adelaide anchored inside Hogsty Reef
is on the eastern side of the island and we came into the Puerto del Rey Marina to provision for our next leg. This marina is the largest in the Caribbean and has more than a thousand slips! The area also has a Walmart, Sam’s Club, and Outback Steak House. We will leave Tuesday to begin our cruise to the south coast of Puerto Rico before crossing the infamous Mona Passage and eventually heading to the Bahamas to close the circle we began last year.
MAY 7 24˚ 10.78N 76˚ 28.78W Big Majors, Exumas, Bahamas
We really enjoyed our cruise down the south coast of Puerto Rico. The wind was generally at our back and the passage less than five hours. We left on April 14 for the Turks and Caicos islands, crossing the Mona Passage in moderate winds. The next morning there were 20- to 25-knot winds off our starboard stern quarter. We winged out the jib and were virtually flying off the 10-foot waves, truly exhilarating sailing. We had a great sail overnight, and after
dodging a few thunderstorms arrived at South Caicos a few hours after dawn. We stayed four days in the Caicos area and spent most of the time doing schoolwork and cleaning the bottom of the boat. We left the Caicos on April 22, bound for Hogsty Reef. This is a really neat place, the only atoll in the Atlantic. It is a circular reef formed by an extinct volcano in the middle of the ocean between the Caicos and the Bahamas. Navigation has to be spot-on as the reef rises straight out of 3,000 feet, as attested to by the big wrecks strewn around it. After threading our way through the reef cut and dodging coral heads, we anchored in 20 feet of water with the ocean waves crashing all around. It was eerie! There is a small island with a sand beach, but other than that you are anchored in the middle of nowhere. Hogsty turned out to be a great place for us. We were sailing with another boat that had a boy Petersen’s age on it. The boys found a terrific break where the surfing was “really gnarly, man.” They spent hours perfecting their cuts, turns, and occasionally tucking into a barrel. The adults gathered conch for dinner and snorkeled on some of the wrecks.
From Hogsty we headed for the Jumento Cays in the southern Bahamas, and then pushed on to Cat Island. This closed the circle for us, as it was the southern extent of our trip last year. We spent a couple of days at the marina, charging our batteries and cleaning the boat. We had been on anchor for more than a month. Tyler and I went scuba diving on one of the walls. It was beautiful seeing the coral at 70 feet. On May 5 we crossed Exuma Sound and anchored at Big Majors off Pig Beach. We had traveled this area extensively the previous year, so it almost felt like home waters. The next day we had conch burgers at the Staniel Cay Yacht Club (they make the best in the Bahamas), and then went snorkeling in Thunderball Cave, a location for part of the James Bond movie of the same name. This morning we sailed down the Exuma banks in an 18-knot wind on a broad reach. Adelaide is scooting along at 8.2 knots. We hope to come into Grand Bahama Island late tomorrow morning, putting us 70 miles from West Palm Beach, Florida, where we expect to arrive on May 12, Skipper checking Adelaide’s course.
Petersen’s birthday. From there we will rent a car and head to Alabama, where we will spend about 10 days before heading back to the boat to prepare for our trip north to Maine. So far our log shows we have traveled 4,908 NM. I want to add a Winston update here, for those of you who can’t get enough of our feline mascot’s derring-do. Winston seems to have begun accepting the sailing life as a permanent thing. He paces the deck each morning in the hopes of finding a flying fish that has sacrificed itself for his enjoyment. He now is occasionally willing to take watch duty, however we don’t trust his judgment about how close that giant container ship needs to be before we change course.
JUNE 18 44˚ 18.46N 68˚ 33.55W North Brooklin, Maine
Adelaide is once again resting on her mooring in Maine. We spotted the hills of Mount Desert Isle,
Winston anxiously awaits our arrival on land.
Maine, the morning of June 12, and were tying up at our dock by 1 p.m. Our little cottage sure looked good. As we were getting the dinghy down from the davits and putting on the outboard, Winston was pacing the deck meowing like the crazed cat that he is. He obviously had no trouble recognizing the cottage. He was one happy cat! So here we are, safe and sound after our nine-month adventure. Looking back we have been very blessed. After 6,400 miles at sea we have had no serious illnesses, no major accidents, no close calls with big ships and no storms we couldn’t handle. I am really proud of my family, and of how they have learned to work so well together. No one ever complained about doing a night watch, or that they were sick, or that they would prefer to be somewhere else other than on a wet pitching boat bouncing around in the middle of the ocean. We are better sailors than when we left last year, but more importantly we’re a better crew. The end. Maybe … m l Visit marinalife.com/adelaide4 to view this article online.
BY ELLEN HONEY
TA K I N G O N T E X A S CRUISING CORPUS CHRISTI TO BROWNSVILLE
The gentle curve of the gulf coast between Corpus Christi and Brownsville is one of the longest stretches of Texas shoreline. Among the Texas coastâ€™s least populated areas, it is lined with beaches and inhabited by rare species of wildlife
not found anywhere else.
361-887-1600), on the 20th floor of the Omni Hotel, offers spectacular views and an extensive wine list. Step into a space lined with dark wood walls and brass fixtures at Cassidy’s Irish Pub (601 N. Water St., 361-879-0534) to feel transported to the Temple Bar in Dublin; the favorite beverage to drink — and to discuss at length — is Guinness. For music lovers, Dr. Rockits Blues Bar (709 N. Chaparral St., 361-884-7634) is a downtown hot spot with live music every night. The city has a variety of family-friendly attractions, including the Texas State Aquarium (361-881-1200), which just added a Stingray Lagoon where you can touch and feed those creatures. Stop at the Texas Surf Museum (361-888-7873) to check out surfing memorabilia that dates back to the early 1960s. The folks at Horses on the Beach (361-949-4944) will take you on guided horseback rides along the sandy beaches of Padre Island. Corpus Christi Bay is one of the nation’s top sailing areas, with its deep-water access and reliable 15- to 20-mph southeast winds. Whether you are sailing for the day or cruising for the weekend, you don’t have to worry — reefs and other obstructions will not get in the way at Shamrock Cove, Mud Island, or any of the other nameless anchorages known to the locals. Sailors traveling south to Port Isabel head out to the gulf to catch the winds while power cruisers meander down the ICW inside the 120-mile stretch of Padre Island, the longest undeveloped barrier island in the world. Fuel is available at Sea Ranch Marina (956-7617777, searanchmarina.net) on South Padre Island, which has easy access to Laguna Madre Bay and is
Left: View of one of the many marinas at nightfall in Corpus Christi Dancers perform at the Charro Days Fiesta.
Corpus Christi CVB
Corpus Christi’s history goes back to the 1500s, when Spanish explorers discovered the bay. Shipwrecks as well as Indian and pirate attacks prevented permanent settlement of the area up until 1839, when Colonel Henry L. Kinney established a trading post for nearby ranches and border towns. In the mid-1920s, the Army Corp of Engineers dug a new ship channel, giving the city the deepest port in Texas. The arrival of the railroad, military aviation, and the petroleum industry completed the city’s transformation from trade outpost to international port, today the fifth largest in the country. This metropolitan area has managed to retain the flavor of a small town, partly due to the popular 2.5-mile seawall that surrounds downtown and has stairs that lead to the water, opening up the city to the bay and the municipal marina. Recent upgrades to the Corpus Christi Municipal Marina (361-826-3980, cctexas.com) include the addition of four state-ofthe-art floating piers and more than 500 wet slips available for pleasure and commercial vessels. Amenities for boaters include a fuel dock, free pump-out station, air-conditioned shower facilities, dry storage, public boat ramps and a repair facility equipped with a 15-ton travel lift. The first Saturday of every month is Marina Market Day, when boaters can enjoy live music, food, and arts and crafts on the Lawrence Street T-head. In December, the marina hosts the Corpus Christi Harbor Lights Festival and Boat Parade to kick off the holiday season. Corpus Christi is nicknamed the Sparkling City by the Sea, providing visitors with a variety of restaurants, attractions and nightlife. For fine dining, the Republic of Texas Bar & Grill (900 N. Shoreline Blvd.,
just a five-minute ride to the gulf. Its sister yard, Sea Ranch II in Port Isabel, has fuel and wet slips accommodating vessel up to 70 feet, and is home to South Padre Boatyard (956-943-7928, southpadreboatyard.com). For adventurous cruisers who head toward Mexican waters, the last stop in the U.S. is Brownsville, aptly described by its tagline: “On the border by the sea.”
Clockwise from top left: More than 35 classic surfboards are on display at the Texas Surf Museum; Front of the Texas Surf Museum; The Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge runs overtop of the Aquarium; The Texas State Aquarium
the region’s love for music and food, El Hueso de Fraile offers an extensive menu of hot and iced coffees and organic, loose-leaf teas. Besides the regular items, they make special coffees like the Veracruz, which is coffee, pineapple juice, and coconut cream. Don’t miss the opportunity to taste the Chocoatepec, made with coffee, chocolate, and whipped cream. Incorporating delicious sandwiches and amazing music is a specialty
DURING SPRING AND FALL MIGRATIONS, THE AREA HOSTS MORE THAN 500 COUNTED BIRD SPECIES. The semitropical climate is pleasant year round for boating, fishing, or bird watching. During spring and fall migrations, the area hosts more than 500 counted bird species, including wild parrots and brown pelicans. Brownsville is economically and historically linked to Matamoros, the Mexican city across the Rio Grande. During the last week of February, Charro Days Fiesta (charrodaysfiesta.com) celebrates the shared cultures of Brownsville and Matamoros with parades, live music, food and entertainment. The Foncerrada family of musicians owns Brownsville’s most unique eatery, El Hueso de Fraile (837 E. Elizabeth St., 956-280-5904). Combining 62 marinalife.com
of the Foncerrada family, and they create truly standout experiences for visitors. The entire Texas coastline is rich with history, wildlife, and cultural influences. Easily accessible, deep, open water and abundant fishing — plus a wealth of quiet getaway sites — should make it an entry on every boater’s wish list. This may be one of the few places in Texas where cowboys and surfers live side by side near the sea. m l For more information, visit marinalife.com/brownsville.
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Fall wraps the Midwestern United States in a brilliant coat of jeweltoned colors, and thereâ€™s no better way to enjoy the scenery change than from your boat, where seasonal cruising benefits include pleasant temperatures, less crowds and discounted rates. Whether you seek the solitude of natural sanctuaries or the excitement of cityscapes, wonderful venues can be found along inland waterways like the Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee rivers, as well as on welcoming lake destinations. To assist you in planning one more trip before you put the boat into storage or head to warmer climates until next year, weâ€™ve created a list of some of the top fall foliage destinations in the Heartland.
Cincinnati, Ohio Whether the game plan calls for a day of Bengals football at Paul Brown Stadium or a city getaway, there’s always something exciting to do, including some mega events in the Fall. Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati USA is a worldrenowned German celebration, while the MidPoint Music Festival rocks with some 250 national and international bands playing an array of genres. A unique departure from Cincinnati’s bright lights is the Little Miami River, a Class I tributary of the Ohio flowing 111 miles through five counties in the southwestern part of the state. Designated as a National Scenic River, it joins the Ohio just east of Cincinnati and invites boaters to discover several state and county parks, which are dotted with peaceful trails built alongside abandoned rail grades running along the shoreline. The Four Seasons Marina (513-321-3300, fourseasonsmarina.com), east of Cincinnati, is an ideal port for visitors who want to spend time exploring the both the big city and the Little Miami.
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The Tennessee River flows into the stunning region of Kentucky known as the Western Waterlands and makes its way to Kentucky Lake — home to the quaint town of Grand Rivers. Nicknamed the Village Between the Lakes, Grand Rivers is a charming village dotted with antique shops, boutiques, restaurants and bike paths. It boasts a spectacular view from the jetty (especially at sunset) and a wonderful two-mile trek along its walking trail. Lighthouse Landing (270-362-8201, lighthouse landing.com), a picturesque resort and full-service marina, affords those with an appreciation of the outdoors a secluded yet convenient stay tucked along the Kentucky Lake shoreline just a mile north of the entrance to Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area and three blocks to area landmark, Patti’s 1880s Settlement & Restaurant. But, truly, the natural beauty of the area makes it an outdoor destination all its own.
Oktoberfest celebration draws more than a half million visitors to the Cincinnati region each fall.
Kentucky’s Western Waterland
Grand Rivers, Kentucky
Grand Rivers Kentucky lies in between Kentucky Lake with Lake Barkley.
Lake Monroe, Indiana A short distance from Bloomington is a delightful spot. Lake Monroe, the state’s largest lake at 10,750 acres, provides ample boat ramps, beaches, picnic areas, state operated camping facilities, the Fourwinds Resort & Marina (812-824-2628, fourwindsresort.com), two private camping resorts and 24,000 acres that house state-owned forests encompassed on three sides by Hoosier National Forest. The Fall delivers exciting events, including the Lotus World Music Festival and Harvest Moon Weekend, which features programs and activities celebrating autumn and the harvest season at Paynetown State Recreation Area.
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Lake Monroe was constructed in 1960 mainly for a primary water source for Bloomington and took about five years to complete.
The Big Four Bridge is a six-span bridge that is currently used as a pedestrian walkway connecting Louisville and Indiana.
The 18th annual Big Muddy Blues Festival provides 18 hours of music and attracts over 60,000 people.
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Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network 859-581-0168; CincinnatiUSA.com Grand Rivers Tourism Commission 888-493-0152; grandrivers.org
For incredible, early morning or sunset views, be sure to climb the fire tower at Hickory Ridge or make a trip in town to sample the restaurant fare. If you’re there Saturday morning, the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market is a must.
Louisville, Kentucky There’s a variety of things to see and do at this interesting port along the Ohio River. Waterfront Park, located downtown and adjacent to the Louisville Wharf and Riverfront Plaza/Belvedere, provides boaters with at-your-own-risk dockage from June 1 to November 1. Boaters are urged to check that the channel is free of traffic upon approaching or leaving the area. The complex is center stage for outdoor concerts and festivals, including the annual Birthday Bash for the Belle of Louisville, set for October 20. The Belle, built in 1914 and moored at the Wharf, is the oldest operating Mississippi-style sternwheeler steamboat in operation — so book your passage for back-in-time voyage. When taking in the downtown sights, the Brown Hotel offers an amazing stop with its impressive English Renaissance architecture. Baseball aficionados will be mesmerized with a visit to the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.
St. Louis, Missouri The Gateway City is a splendid Heartland getaway, with a downtown comprised of historical and in-the-now attractions. Alton Marina (618-462-9860, altonmarina.com) (adjacent to Riverfront Park) and the St. Louis Yacht Club (636-250-4435, stlouisyachtclub.com) afford easy accessibility for cruising this city along the mighty Mississippi. St. Louis’ famed riverfront area, Laclede’s Landing, is housed in century-old buildings along cobblestone streets dating back to the early days of explorers and traders. The Landing boasts an array of restaurants, shops, theaters and is a short distance from the city’s foremost landmark, the Gateway Arch. A thrilling, 630-foot ride to the top of the stainless-steel monument leads to an outrageous view of the city and Mississippi River. Make sure your sightseeing list also includes a horse-drawn carriage ride during the cool evening, the Museum of Westward Expansion or a stroll the St. Louis Riverfront Trail. One of season’s biggest events, the Big Muddy Blues Festival, takes place every Labor Day Weekend and features legendary and local performers at Laclede’s Landing. m l
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the Boca Grande Pass, a prime fishing ground for tarpon, Pineland Marina hosts the Bobby Holloway Fishing Tournament every year. The marina is also home to Island Girl Charters, a ferry service providing access to the surrounding islands. Situated on Clear Lake, about 35 miles southeast of Houston, Texas is Marina Del Sol. The friendly and inviting staff wants to make sure all marina visitors come back for more — there are even monthly socials for family and friends with live music, and barbecues! The marina can accommodate vessels up to 55 feet and is a short drive to Kemah Boardwalk, home to an amusement park, restaurants, and shops. On California’s coast, located in the heart of San Francisco Bay overlooking both the Golden Gate Bridge and the breathtaking San Francisco skyline, is Emeryville Marina. The marina can accommodate vessels up to 65 feet and provides boaters with a camp-like feel. The facility includes showers and laundry facilities, free WiFi, satellite TV, access to BERT (Bay Area Rapid Transit), and controlled-access gates that ensure a well-protected stay for all visitors. m l Visit marinasintl.com for more information.
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DOCKING OR DIVORCING How many times have you wondered whether the couple on the boat coming into the marina would be docking or divorcing first? Sometimes I think they are ready to call the attorney before they call the dockhand! There is an alternative to this embarrassing display. Just like in our relationships, communication is the key and yelling from the helm “I said throw the line!” is not communicating. True communication involves understanding each other’s needs and expectations. The problem with most docking disasters is expecting to know what the other needs while being blown sideways seconds from hitting the pier. Effective communication and the calm, successful docking that comes with it involves discussing the approaching technique
well beforehand. It’s best to call the marina prior to your arrival to get your docking specifics. Hailing the marina on the radio is fine for letting them know that you’re approaching, but it’s probably not the best means for getting all of the detailed information you wish to receive. With the technology we have today, there is no reason one of you cannot call ahead to obtain this helpful information. When my wife and I first started calling from our mobile phones rather than radio in, the dockhands tended to be a little short with us. We learned this normally came from one of two reasons, either they weren’t used to answering so many questions or they were busy with other boats coming in. Call early enough that you have enough time to call back if they are busy. Let them know beforehand that you are going to ask several questions about their marina, once they understand your reasons most are more than happy to help. It’s equally embarrassing for the marinas dock hands to be standing on the pier while a couple is screaming at each other rather than simply tossing you a line. Listed here are a few questions that will help you be properly prepared for an uneventful arrival.
Are the piers floating or fixed? Some marinas have both, so don’t assume based on what you see. This will help you hang fenders properly — if you’re going to hang them at all. Often fixed piers with large pilings outboard of the pier will mean fenders should hang horizontally, rarely will you be able to locate those correctly ahead of time. This can also be dangerous when pulling into a slip; the fender could get caught on a piling when backing in. This could distract one of you to free it when you need to be handling lines or the boat. In this case the fenders should be ready to deploy and then properly positioned after your lines are secure. When approaching a floating pier, especially a concrete one with the pilings inboard of the pier sides, it is best to have fenders hanging vertically at the correct height to cushion the boat from the pier. Knowing if it is a slip or side tie will also help you set lines. All lines of proper length should be positioned around the boat where they will be tied. There’s a running debate as to whether lines should be made fast to the boat first then letting the dock hand adjust the length and cleat it to the pier, or by throwing the line and asking the dock hand to make it fast to the pier while you then adjust the length and secure it to the boat. In an ideal situation with all parties properly trained, the proper method is throw the loop end to shore, requesting the end be made fast, while the crew adjusts the length and secures to the boat. The correct answer is either way can work depending on the experience level of parties involved.
IT’S BEST TO CALL THE MARINA PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL TO GET YOUR DOCKING SPECIFICS. If you are going to be in a slip, will you be stern in or bow in? If it is a slip, are there finger piers on both sides and how long are they? These two questions are connected and both equally as important. We have often watched someone change their mind at the last minute when they realized they could not board or un-board the boat safely based on their original plan. This last minute change can be a real problem in the close quarters of many marinas.
Is it high tide or low? You should ask this question in order to correctly tie your lines while allowing for movement. This should also alert you to any issues with the current, where in some coastal marinas it can run several knots. Knowing this ahead of time is critical to a your hopes of a smooth docking experience. Knowing answers to questions like these can better prepare you and your crew to successfully tie up without incident. Save your boat, and your relationship by communicating your needs and expectations with each other. The more you learn about the docking details ahead of your arrival and the more communicate with each other, the less of a chance you will be the evenings “dock-talk”. ml Capt. Bob Arrington, a licensed U.S.C.G. Master in addition to contributing to Marinalife magazine runs “Ocean Enterprises” a maritime business offering delivery services, vessel handling and navigational instruction. Also as an Advanced Open Water SCUBA Instructor, Bob shares his passion for the water with students in many ways. He has 34 years boating experience on the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay and off-shore waters of the U.S. Atlantic Seaboard and Caribbean. He and his wife work out of Baltimore, Maryland and Oriental, North Carolina when not cruising aboard their Ocean Alexander 54 Trawler. He can be reached at: email@example.com Visit marinalife.com/docking to view this article online.
If it is a slip, where is it in the marina? There’s a big difference between being the first slip inside a T-head versus all the way at the end of a long fairway, especially with a stiff breeze on your beam. Traveling down a long fairway with any leeward movement can be very dangerous. You may have to hug the side upwind or current in order to maintain a safe distance from the boats downwind or current. FALL 2013
Cape May BY JEFF MERRILL
While parts of New Jersey’s 127-miles of coastline were battered by Superstorm Sandy nearly a year ago, most of the Garden State’s beaches and resort areas suffered only minor flooding. Among those that spared Sandy’s wrath are the towns along the state’s southernmost region, including historic Cape May. Well-known as a summer vacation destination, Cape May has evolved over the years into a year-round destination offering a calendar full of events. The fall season is a fine time to visit the area as the inshore and offshore fishing can be some of the best of the season. From Labor Day to Thanksgiving, anglers have a bounty of popular gamefish to pursue ranging from striped bass along the famed Cape May Rips, to billfish and tuna that inhabit the offshore canyons. Cool nights and warm sunny days often provide some of the seasons best conditions to chase your favorite species from beach or boat as water temperatures remain conducive to good fishing. Obviously weather plays a major role in
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determining the length of the fall season but it is safe to say if storms stay away, look for a late season shot at white marlin, blue marlin, wahoo and dolphin right through mid-October, especially in the canyons south of Cape May. Big eye and yellowfin tuna as well as true albacore can be found as late as Halloween. Although summer flounder season closes in late September, striped bass action kicks into high gear along the inshore waters. As water temperatures begin to fall in early October often some of the best fishing for this popular species can be found well into December. Bluefish can also be spotted along the same haunts where striped bass lurk and these toothy critters fill the gaps between bites by linesiders. Cold Spring Inlet is deep, wide and well-marked providing safe passage to Cape May Harbor. The United Sates Coast Guard Training Center is located immediately inside the harbor and a strictly enforced no-wake zone must be observed to avoid getting your visit off to
a bad start. Once inside the harbor finding local dockage is easy. Numerous marinas can be found but two specific marinas stand out for their service, facilities and location. Canyon Club Resort Marina (609-884-0199, canyonclubmarina.com), recently dredged to a depth of eight feet at mean low water, boasts concrete floating docks, easily accommodating today’s largest sportfishing vessels. A fully stocked Ship’s Store is on site with other amenities including electric, cable TV, WiFi, in-slip gas and diesel fuel, showers, laundry facilities and pump-out facilities. Should the need arise for service work during your visit, the Service Center at Canyon Club is located on the premises and has 35 and 80 ton travel lifts plus trained technicians to handle any repairs required to get you back on the water. South Jersey Marina (609-884-2400, southjerseymarina.com) suffered a major fire late last summer, which destroyed the restaurant and yacht sales office while also leaving the marina office and retail
Left: As water temperatures drop, striped bass action heats up in the fall off the South Jersey coast. The Saltwater Café at South Jersey Marina offers excellent views of the marina and harbor for patrons as they enjoy breakfast or lunch.
The interior of South Jersey Marina has been refurbished since the damage from a severe fire and Hurrican Sandy.
space unusable. In late October, Superstorm Sandy flooded the entire first floor of the marina. Since that time, the entire marina building from the ground up has been renovated. The new Ship’s Store immediately catches your eye upon arrival and is well stocked with all of your everyday fishing and boating needs including a delicatessen to grab a quick bite. The newly renovated on-site restaurant, Saltwater Café, offers an eclectic breakfast and lunch menu, allowing for both indoor and outdoor dining. Saltwater proudly shares a portion of their profits with Wild Oceans and offers one of the most beautiful views of the harbor and marina district. Just steps away from Saltwater Café you’ll find Fathoms, a gift boutique featuring cutting edge nautical apparel. Other facilities updated include state-of-the-art laundry facilities, showers and heads. In-slip amenities include those also offered at Canyon Club, South Jersey Marina’s sister marina. Dining in Cape May is one of the best parts of any visit, with most of the Garden State’s top restaurants found in downtown Cape May. Menu selections range from simple salads and sandwiches to exquisite steak, seafood and international dishes. Among the best
are the Washington Inn, Ebbitt Room, 410 Bank Street, Lobster House, Lucky Bones, C-View, Axelson’s Blue Claw and Ugly Mug. No visit to Cape May would be complete without a trip to the Historic District, where Victorian-era homes, hotels and bed and breakfasts paint a picture of a by-gone era. Art galleries, antique shops and specialty boutiques can also be found and horse-drawn buggy tours of the historical sites are available. Bird watchers flock to the area around the Cape May Lighthouse (215 Light House Ave., 609-884-5404) while a short drive away from town will lead you to the Cape May Zoo (707 Route 9 N., 609-465-1033). Nearly a year later, the Jersey Shore continues to rebuild from the devastating affects of Hurricane Sandy. Much of the media focus continues to highlight the areas which were hardest hit leaving many to believe the entire coastline was destroyed. Much of Cape May County, including Cape May and its surrounding waterfront communities are in fine shape. The fish are waiting and local businesses are anxious to accommodate you. m l To view this article online, visit marinalife.com/capemayfishing.
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Island Blues B Y V I C TO R I A A L L M A N
ebruary has always been a month of the blues for me. In a previous Canadian life, the cold air and snowdrifts made for weeks of indoor pacing and yearning for the sun. But one year recently, I spent February in Mustique, a small island in the West Indies — but not on a boat. The owners of the yacht I was working on had rented a house and I was to fly down and meet them. I’d never been to Mustique or worked in a house, so I called the butler to ask some preliminary questions: What equipment is in the kitchen? Where do I purchase food? What food is even available? Mr. Fitz laughed wholeheartedly. “Don’t you worry. Everything is here on the island. You just ask me and I’ll get it for you.” I immediately felt at peace and relaxed. I would be in good hands. Hot, heavy air hung on me like a weighted blanket as I stepped off the small island-hopper that is the common transport in the islands. I could hear the ocean from a nearby beach. The perfumed smell of tropical flowers filled the air. The dirt runway led from a rickety shack into a jungle of lush green foliage. I squinted in the bright sunlight and spotted a short, dark-skinned, smiling man leaning against a golf-cart-size buggy. “Welcome to paradise,” he said, and I believed we were there.
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I felt like I was being greeted by Tattoo. “Come on, I’ll show you the house.” Frangipani, named after the small, lily-like flowers growing on the island, was a seven-bedroom villa overlooking L’Ansecoy Bay. The home featured mahogany floors and white sandstone walls. Flowing sheer curtains billowed in the breeze. The dark wood furniture and brightly colored paintings played together in a truly Caribbean way. It was spacious compared to the boat, and wouldn’t sway with every wave. The owners wouldn’t arrive until the next day, so for a short time I had the house to myself. As soon as I was settled into a room and had showered and changed, I was introduced to Irma, the house cook. She also exuded the carefree, joyful Caribbean spirit that Mr. Fitz did. Her cheerful disposition made me feel instantly at ease in her kitchen. Dressed in her Mother Hubbard flower-print dress, she was singing when I met her. “Child you’re gonna love it here!” she exclaimed. She laughed when I asked about the vegetables I’d ordered before I’d come down. “Everything will arrive on Monday on da boat.” It was Friday. I looked around the spotless kitchen. I had a hard time masking
Callaloo soup is found throughout the islands. The soup’s key ingredient is callaloo, a spinach-like leaf from the dasheen plant. You can usually find it in Caribbean grocers, but spinach is an acceptable substitute. Scotch bonnets are readily available in the Caribbean, but if you cannot find them you can substitute a habanero pepper.
1 scotch bonnet chile or habanero pepper 1 tablespoon fresh thyme sprigs 6 cups chicken stock ¼ teaspoon black pepper 1 can coconut milk (400 ml) ½ pound crabmeat
What to Do? In a heavy-bottomed soup pot, heat butter and vegetable oil over mediumhigh heat. When hot, add onion, carrots, garlic and 1 teaspoon sea salt. Sauté for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened. Add callaloo and sauté 2 more minutes. Add scotch bonnet, thyme and chicken stock. Simmer for 15 minutes. Puree in a blender and pass through a sieve. Season with salt and pepper. Add coconut milk. Heat just until warm, being careful not to boil or the vibrant green color will turn grey. Add crabmeat and serve.
my shock at the contents of the fridge. There was no fresh milk, no variety of cheeses and limited vegetables. All I had for preparing the next day’s dinner were a papaya, 24 grapefruit, baking potatoes and a large bowl of green tomatoes. Not quite the “everything you need” that Mr. Fitz had described on the phone. Mr. Fitz came to see how I was getting on. “It’s not exactly what I am used to,” I stated, not wanting to insult him. He just laughed and repeated, “Don’t you worry.” I panicked, but it was Irma to the rescue. Having lived her whole life in the islands, she knew exactly how things worked. She led me out the door to her garden, a tropical overgrowth looking out over the azure Caribbean Sea. Humming, she wandered the misshapen rows and began picking. I smiled. We would use what we had. Off to the right, the gardener gathered coconuts from the yard while Irma led me to a bench under the shade of a tree, and hunched over a wooden board that resembled a huge cheese grater. Her large frame curved over the board as she put her whole weight into the job of extracting the thick sweet liquid for homemade coconut milk. She scrunched up her back like a cat and then extended it out. No wonder she was such a strong woman. “We’ll save some of this for coconut custard,” she said, and pointed to a banana tree in the far corner. “In da morning, I’ll bake a cake.” Callaloo soup was what she had in mind for a starter. Callaloo is a hearty green leafy vegetable with a slightly bitter taste, like strong spinach. Back in the kitchen, Irma sautéed these heart-shaped leaves with carrots and onions and an herb called picky thyme. Singing a hymn while she stirred the pot, she added chicken stock and the coconut milk. The final touch was a garnish of crabmeat that I’d brought from the States. The soup was smooth, slightly peppery on
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Irma’s Callaloo Soup yields 6 servings
Ingredients 1 tablespoon butter 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 carrot, chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 teaspoon sea salt, plus more to taste 1 pound callaloo or 2 pounds spinach
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the tongue, and creamy at the same time. Irma had just saved me. Next, she taught me how to marinate hearts of palm harvested from the inner top shoots of the cabbage palm trees on the property. “We’ll head into town to the docks tomorrow to see what fish they’s have,” she said. Before my eyes, a four-course meal was assembled out of the seemingly empty fridge and the island around me. That night, Mr. Fitz and Irma brought me to Basil’s, a palmthatched bamboo bar on a wooden deck three feet above the water. As we sipped rum drinks and listened to an island man on a steel guitar play a rendition of Caribbean Blues, I laughed with my new friends and watched the stars dancing on the water. February blues never felt so good. ml To view this article online, visit marinalife.com/islandblues.
Marlin and Mayo Oldiri team up to promote recreational fishing in northern Cuba By Dominic Soave
ne of the world’s most prestigious safari companies, Mayo Oldiri of Spain, owned by Antonio Reguera—who was awarded by Safari Club International as the best professional hunter of 2013—is now going into recreational fishing, and has just signed a contract with Cuba’s Marina Marlin. The agreement covers recreational fishing in northern Cuba, and takes into account respect for the environment and the preservation of species. The four types of methods that will be promoted are spinning, fly, trolling, and vertical jigging. Spinning will be developed in Cuba’s cays and on the open sea, where fishermen will go after species such as tarpon, tuna, robalo, and many others. Fly fishing will concentrate on the four most important “Super Grand Slam” species: snook, tarpon, permit and bonefish. Anglers interested in vertical jigging
will focus on large groupers, shark, large cubera snapper and others. This technique is a form of vertical fishing using artificial lures, and ranging from 40 to 100 metres. Finally, trolling refers to fishing for the largest types of fish: sail fish, blue marlin, striped marlin, and white marlin, as well as tuna, wahoo, and many others. The fisheries to be promoted, run from the northern coastal community of Cojímar in Havana, to the Banco Sancho Pardo (bank), near Guanahacabibes in western Cuba, and spinning and fly fishing will be promoted in Cayo Paraiso. In the southern part of the Cuban archipelago, the Marlin/Mayo Oldiri agreement provides developing recreational fishing on the country’s second-largest island, Isla de la Juventud, as well as the Cove of Siguanea, and the cays of San Felipe and Los Indios, where all four types of fishing can be done.
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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC LA ROMANA Marina Casa de Campo Phone: 809-523-2111/2112 www.marinacasadecampo.com 15% Off dockage 15-29 days; 30% Off 1-6 months. Additional 25% off from May 1st to November 30th.
PUERTO PLATA Ocean World Marina Phone: 809-970-3373 www.oceanworldmarina.com Stay 3 nights, get 1 night free (dockage only). 20% discount on wet slips for 5 nights or more. 10% discount on fuel over 1,000 gallons.
HONDURAS Fantasy Island Marina Phone: 504-9855-6382 www.fantasyislandresort.com/marina.php 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel with purchase of 50 gallons or more. 20% Off all resort services, including dive shop, bar & restaurant.
JAMAICA Errol Flynn Marina Phone: 876-715-6044 www.errolflynnmarina.com 10% Off transient dockage. 10% Off long term storage.
MEXICO JALISCO Opequimar Centro Marino Phone: 52-322-221-1800 www.opequimar.com 5% Off fuel dock service. 10% Off on daily work yard rates.
QUINTANA ROO Marina El Cid Cancun Phone: 52-998-871-0184 www.elcid.com 20% Off dockage. Marina Hacienda Del Mar Phone: 866-556-4747 www.marinahaciendadelmar.com 15% Off dockage from 12/15- 5/31. 40% Off dockage from 6/1- 12/14. Marina Puerto Aventuras Phone: 529-873-5108 www.puertoaventuras.com.mx 10-15% Off dockage. Not available during high season 3/1-6/15.
SINALOA Marina El Cid Mazatlan Phone: 52-669-916-3468 www.elcid.com 15% Off regular dockage rates.
NICARAGUA CHINANDEGA Marina Puesta del Sol Phone: 505-8880-0019/ 13 www.marinapuestadelsol.com Stay more than 3 months and receive 25% off your next months dockage (36’ min).
PUERTO RICO Marina Pescaderia Phone: 787-717-3638 www.marinapescaderia.com 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.
SAN JUAN San Juan Bay Marina Phone: 787-721-8062 www.sjbaymarina.com 10% Off transient dockage.
ST MAARTEN Simpson Bay Marina Phone: 011-599-544-2309 www.igy-simpsonbay.com/ 10% Off dockage.
TURKS AND CAICOS PROVIDENCIALES Turtle Cove Marina Phone: 649-941-3781 www.turtlecovemarina.com 10% Off dockage.
US VIRGIN ISLANDS Green Cay Marina Phone: 340-718-1453 www.TamarindReefResort.com Stay for 3 and pay for 2. Stay for 7 and pay for 5. Does not apply to storm season and discounts may not be combined. Free Rental Car for 1 day with 3-day slip.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ALABAMA Fairhope Eastern Shore Marine Inc * Phone: 251-928-1283 www.easternshoremarineinc.com 10% Off transient dockage. Great Loopers 1st night is on us. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.
Gulf Shores Homeport Marina * Phone: 251-968-4528 www.homeportmarina.net 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.
Gamaliel 101 Boat Dock Phone: 870-467-5252 www.101boatdock.com 10% Off transient dockage.
Royal Brady Mountain Resort & Marina * Phone: 501-767-9575 bradymtn.com/ 5% discount on fuel for all transient boaters.
CALIFORNIA Balboa Island Island Marine Fuel * Phone: 949-673-1103 www.islandmarinefuel.com $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. 10% Off oil changes.
Bethel Island Sugar Barge Marina * Phone: 925-684-9075 www.sugarbarge.com $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.
Corona Newport Boats Phone: 951-371-8996 www.newportboats.com 10% Off parts and service.
Guntersville Costa Mesa
Alred Marina * Phone: 256-582-4400 www.alredmarina.com 2 nights free dockage with a 100 gallon min. fuel purchase (min. value of $80.00).
Naut-Acare Marine Services Phone: 949-631-5823 10% Off oil change. 10% Off Bilge Steam Clean.
Dog River Marina * Phone: 251-471-4517 www.dogrivermarina.com Free pumpout with fuel purchase. Free courtesy vehicle when docking overnight.
Emery Cove Yacht Harbor Phone: 510-428-0505 www.emerycove.com 20% Off transient dockage.
Grand Mariner Marina Phone: 251-443-6300 www.grandmarinermarina.com/ 10% Off weekly dockage (7 night min).
Orange Beach Orange Beach Marina * Phone: 251-981-4207 www.OrangeBeachMarina.com 10% Off transient dockage. 20% discount on clothing. The Wharf Marina * Phone: 251-224-1900 www.thewharfmarina.com $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.
Emeryville Marina Phone: 510-654-3716 www.emeryvillemarina.com/ 5% discount on fuel for all transient boaters.
5 Star Marina Phone: 209-466-2200 www.5starmarina.net/ 25% Off daily transient rate.
Tahoe City A&M Marine Phone: 530-581-2516 www.am-marine.com/ 10% Off parts.
Wilmington Holiday Harbor - Wilmington Phone: 310-835-3952 www.holidayharborw.com 10% Off transient dockage.
COLORADO Dillon Dillon Marina * Phone: 970-468-5100 www.dillonmarina.com 20% Off transient dockage. 10% Off boat rentals. 10% Off any one item in the marina store.
CONNECTICUT Branford Brewer Bruce & Johnson’s Marina * Phone: 203-488-8329 www.byy.com/branford Visitors to all Brewer Yacht Yards receive the Cruising Club Card upon their 1st night stay. The card entitles you to 25% off dockage on subsequent visits & fuel discounts at any Brewer fuel dock.
Dolphin Isle Marina Phone: 707-964-4113 www.dolphinisle.com 10% Off dockage.
Cedar Marina Inc. Phone: 203-335-6262 cedarmarina.com/ 10% Off transient dockage.
Spadra Waterfront Marina Phone: 479-754-5021 www.spadramarina.com 10% Off transient dockage.
Newport Boats Phone: 949-646-8888 www.newportboats.com 10% Off parts and service.
Holiday Harbor - Cabrillo Marina Phone: 310-833-4468 www.holidayharborcm.com/ 10% Off transient dockage.
C2C Yachts Phone: 619-972-8695 www.c2conline.net 1 hour of free consulting. 5% Off parts and supplies. 5% Off rate for route planning.
Pirates Marina Cove Phone: 205-373-6701 www.thepiratesplace.com 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.
Brewer Bruce and Johnson’s Marina West * Phone: 203-488-8329 www.byy.com/branford Visitors to all Brewer Yacht Yards receive the Cruising Club Card upon their 1st night stay. The card entitles you to 25% off dockage on subsequent visits & fuel discounts at any Brewer fuel dock.
Jackson County Park & Marina Phone: 256-574-4719 www.jacksoncountyparkal.com 10% Off dockage. 10% Off per gallon fuel.
Sun Harbor Marina Phone: 619-222-1167 www.sun-harbor.com 10% Off transient dockage.
Alamar Marina & Restaurant Phone: 916-922-0200 ext. 5 www.alamarmarina.com 10% Off transient dockage. 10% Off check (excluding alcohol) in restaurant.
San Diego Bay Club Hotel & Marina Phone: 619-222-0314 www.bayclubhotel.com 10% Off transient dockage.
Brewer Deep River Marina * Phone: 860-526-5560 www.byy.com/deepriver Visitors to all Brewer Yacht Yards receive the Cruising Club Card upon their 1st night stay. The card entitles you to 25% off dockage on subsequent visits & fuel discounts at any Brewer fuel dock.
Essex Brewer Dauntless Marina Phone: 860-767-0001 www.byy.com/Essex Visitors to all Brewer Yacht Yards receive the Cruising Club Card upon their 1st night stay. The card entitles you to 25% off dockage on subsequent visits & fuel discounts at any Brewer fuel dock.
Brewer Dauntless Shipyard & Marina * Phone: 860-767-0001 www.byy.com/Essex Visitors to all Brewer Yacht Yards receive the Cruising Club Card upon their 1st night stay. The card entitles you to 25% off dockage on subsequent visits & fuel discounts at any Brewer fuel dock.
Greenwich Delamar Greenwich Harbor Phone: 203-661-9800 www.thedelamar.com Up to 3 nights free electric. Cannot be combined with any other offer.
Mystic Brewer Yacht Yard at Mystic * Phone: 860-536-2293 www.byy.com/Mystic Visitors to all Brewer Yacht Yards receive the Cruising Club Card upon their 1st night stay. The card entitles you to 25% off dockage on subsequent visits & fuel discounts at any Brewer fuel dock. Mystic Seaport - The Museum of America and the Sea Phone: 860-572-5391 www.mysticseaport.org $5.00 Off membership fee.
New London Burr’s Marina Phone: 860-443-8457 www.burrsmarina.com 10% Off transient dockage $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Crocker’s Boatyard Inc. Phone: 860-443-6304 www.crockersboatyardinc.com 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Thamesport Marina Phone: 860-442-1151 www.thamesportmarina.com $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.
Noank Noank Shipyard Inc. Phone: 860-536-9651 www.noankshipyard.com $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Noank Village Boat Yard Phone: 860-536-1770 www.noankvillageboatyard.com 10% Off transient dockage.
Norwalk Norwalk Cove Marina, Inc * Phone: 203-838-2326 www.norwalkcove.com $0.10 Off per gallon with cash payment & volume discounts over 500 gallons.
Norwich American Wharf Marina Phone: 860-886-6363 www.americanwharf.com 15% Off all dockage fees not including electric. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel valid anyday of the week. $0.20 Off per gallon with a 2 night consecutive stay (Sun.-Thurs.). Offers cannot be combined. 10% Off items at the ship store.
Old Saybrook Between the Bridges Marina Resort Phone: 860-388-1431 www.betweenthebridges.com 25% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.
Brewer Ferry Point Marina Phone: 860-388-3260 www.byy.com/oldsaybrook Visitors to all Brewer Yacht Yards receive the Cruising Club Card upon their 1st night stay. The card entitles you to 25% off dockage on subsequent visits & fuel discounts at any Brewer fuel dock.
Brewer Pilots Point Marina * Phone: 860-399-7906 www.byy.com/Westbrook Visitors to all Brewer Yacht Yards receive the Cruising Club Card upon their 1st night stay. The card entitles you to 25% off dockage on subsequent visits & fuel discounts at any Brewer fuel dock.
Saybrook Point Marina, Inn & Spa * Phone: 860-395-3080 www.saybrook.com $0.05 Off per gallon of ValvTect fuel.
Harry’s Marine Repair Phone: 860-399-6165 www.harrysmarinerepair.com/ 10% Off transient dockage.
Rex Marine Center, Inc. Phone: 203-866-5555 www.rexmarine.com 10% Off transient dockage at Rex Marine SoNo. 10% Off shorthaul and powerwash. 10% Off oil and filter change.
World Maritime Exchange Yacht Brokerage Phone: 860-928-7620 www.worldmaritimeexchange.com/ Free market analysis of your boat.
Stamford BoatTest.com Phone: 203-323-9900 www.boattest.com One free classified ad for 3 months ($60 value). One free month access to BoatTest.com “Archives” of 450 boats tests ($30 Value). Brewer Yacht Haven Marina Phone: 203-359-4500 www.byy.com/Stamford Visitors to all Brewer Yacht Yards receive the Cruising Club Card upon their 1st night stay. The card entitles you to 25% off dockage on subsequent visits & fuel discounts at any Brewer fuel dock. Harbor House Marina Phone: 203-324-0048 www.stamfordboats.com 15% Off transient dockage. Harbour Square Marina Phone: 203-644-1554 15% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel when paying with cash, check or shell card. $0.15 Off per gallon of fuel over 200 gallons when paying with cash, check, or shell card. 10% Off food and drinks in the restaurant.
Stratford Boardwalk Marina in Stratford Phone: 203-378-9300 www.BoardwalkMarinaCT.com 10% Off transient dockage. 10% Off parts. Brewer Stratford Marina * Phone: 203-377-4477 www.byy.com/stratford Visitors to all Brewer Yacht Yards receive the Cruising Club Card upon their 1st night stay. The card entitles you to 25% off dockage on subsequent visits & fuel discounts at any Brewer fuel dock.
West Haven West Cove Marina Phone: 203-933-3000 www.wcmarina.com/ 15% Off transient dockage.
Westbrook Bassett Boat Company Phone: 860-399-5581 www.bassettboat.com 10% Off service.
DELAWARE Bear Summit North Marina Phone: 302-836-1800 www.summitnorthmarina.com/ $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel with a 100 gallon min.
Delaware City Delaware City Marina Phone: 302-834-4172 www.delawarecitymarina.biz $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.
Smyrna Carlisle’s Marine Inc. Phone: 302-737-0100 www.carlislesmarine.com 10% Off non-sale items parts/accessories.
FLORIDA Arcadia Desoto Marina Phone: 941-627-3474 www.nav-a-gator.com 20% Off transient dockage.
Aventura Aquamarina Hi-Lift * Phone: 305-931-2550 www.ilovemymarina.com $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. Turnberry Isle Marina Yacht Club Phone: 305-933-6934 ext. 2 10% Off transient dockage.
Bradenton Tarpon Pointe Marina Phone: 941-745-1199 www.manateelandings.com $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Twin Dolphin Marina * Phone: 941-747-8300 www.twindolphinmarina.com Sign up for an annual contract and receive first month free. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. 15% Off for annual contract slip holders at Pier 22 restaurant. Transient guests who stay 2 nights or more get a $20 gift certificate to restaurant (not valid holidays or special events).
Cape Canaveral Bluepoints Marina at Port Canaveral * Phone: 321-799-2860 www.bluepointsmarina.com 5% discount on fuel for all transient boaters. Valid at all Marinas International properties.
Cape Canaveral (Port Canaveral) Cape Marina * Phone: 321-783-8410 www.capemarina.com/ 20% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Not to be combined with other fuel discounts. Other fuel discounts offered for over 1000 gallons. Call marina for prices.
Bradenton Beach Marina Phone: 941-778-2288 www.bradentonbeachmarina.com 25% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.
Delray Beach Delray Harbor Club Marina Phone: 561-276-0376 dhcmarina.com/ 10% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. Island Party Spots, LLC Phone: 888-823-4923 IslandPartySpots.com 10% Off total, excluding tax.
Destin Baytowne Marina at Sandestin * Phone: 850-267-7773 www.sandestin.com 10% Off fuel.
Tarpon Point Marina Phone: 239-549-4900 www.tarponpoint.com 10% discount for the first night. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.
James Bell Yacht Service Phone: 850-259-4973 10% Off maintenance service.
Palm Island Marina * Phone: 941-697-4356 www.palmislandmarina.com 22% Off transient dockage. Free ice with fuel purchase.
Captiva Island South Seas Island Resort & Marina Phone: 239-472-5111 www.southseas.com/ $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. Tween Waters Inn & Marina Phone: 239-472-5161 ext. 3 www.tween-waters.com/ 10% Off transient dockage. Excludes holiday weekends.
Hawks Cay Resort & Marina Phone: 305-743-9000 ext. 2 www.hawkscay.com 10% Off daily dockage rates in main marina, excluding holidays and special events. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel on 100 gallons or more.
Englewood Royal Palm Marina * Phone: 941-475-6882 www.royalpalmmarina.com 20% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon. $0.10 Off per gallon (100 gallons or more).
The Moorings at Carrabelle Phone: 850-697-2800 www.mooringsatcarrabelle.com $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.
Amelia Island Yacht Basin * Phone: 904- 277-4615 www.suntexmarinas.com/ameliaisland 20% Off transient dockage.
Cocoa Cocoa Village Marina Phone: 321-632-5445 www.cocoavillagemarina.com 10% Off transient dockage.
Fernandina Harbour Marina Phone: 904-491-2090 www.fhmarina.com 2.5% Off on fuel purchases of 100 gallon or more.
First Mate, Inc Phone: 954-475-2750 www.firstmateinc.com 10% Off complete systems. 10% Off labor.
Dania Beach Marine Maintenance, Inc. Phone: 954-525-6236 www.mmiflorida.com 15% Off mechanical/electrical repairs. 10% Off yacht deliveries. Thunderboat Marine Service Center Phone: 954-924-9444 www.thunderboatmarinecenter.com 1 month free dry storage with annual contract agreement.
Daytona Beach Bradenton Beach
www.pennellsmarine.net 10% Off dockage.
Adventure Yacht Harbor Phone: 386-756-2180 www.adventureyachtharbor.com 25% Off transient dockage.
Deerfield Beach Pennell’s Marine, Inc. Phone: 954-426-2628
Apex Marine Phone: 954-759-7212 www.apexmarinerepair.com 10% Off any work performed. Bahia Mar Beach Resort Yachting Center Phone: 954-627-6309 www.lxrluxurymarinas.com $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. Banyan Bay Marina Phone: 954-893-0004 www.banyanbaymarina.net/ 25% Off transient dockage. Curtis Stokes & Associates, Inc. Phone: 954-684-0218 www.curtisstokes.net Discounts available, details subject to individual deal. Global Satellite Phone: 954-462-1245 www.globalsatellite.us 10% Off Iridium and Inmarsat satellite rental fees. 5% Off listed retail price for hardware orders.
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MARINALIFE DIRECTORY GMPCS Satellite Communications Phone: 954-973-3100 www.gmpcs-us.com $100.00 Off all new mobile satellite product purchases with activation. Hyatt Place Fort Lauderdale Airport- North Phone: 954-765-7670 ftlauderdaleairport.place.hyatt.com 15% Off regular rates. Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Resort & Marina Phone: 954-525-6666 www.pier66.hyatt.com $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. KB Yachts of Florida, Inc. Phone: 954-646-9661 www.kbyachts.com 10% Off all services. Marina Bay Marina Resort Phone: 954-791-7600 www.marinabay-fl.com 10% Off transient dockage. Marine Professionals, Inc. Phone: 954-763-4161 www.marineprofessionals.com 5% Off all services. Navesink Yacht Management Detailing and Charters Phone: 954-462-4583 www.navesinkyachts.com 20% Off management services. Reverso Pumps Phone: 954-522-0882 www.reversopumps.com 20% Off retail list price of Marine Fuel Polishing Systems. Sky Limo Air Charter Phone: 954-776-9004 www.skylimoaircharter.com 5% Off total charter without taxes. Watermakers, Inc. Phone: 954-467-8920 www.watermakers.com Complimentary Pre-Cruise watermaker tune-up. 15% Off on all pre-filters.
Fort Myers Fort Myers Boat Club * Phone: 239-454-2628 www.boatclubamerica.com 20% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. Gulf Harbour Marina Phone: 239-437-0881 www.gulfharbourmarina.net $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Legacy Harbour Marina Phone: 239-461-0775 www.legacyharbourmarina.com 20% Off daily transient rate. 20% Off dockage. Prosperity Pointe Marina Phone: 239-995-2155 www.prosperitypointemarina.com 20% Off dockage.
Fort Myers Beach Moss Marine Phone: 239-765-6677 www.mossmarine.com $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel with overnight dockage.
Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina Phone: 888-906-2853 pinkshell.com/fort-myers-beach-marina/ 10% Off dockage. 10% Off room rates (some restrictions may apply).
Fort Pierce Fort Pierce City Marina Phone: 772-464-1245 www.fortpiercecitymarina.com 20% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Harbortown Marina-Fort Pierce * Phone: 772-466-7300 www.harbortownmarina-fortpierce.com $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.
Fort Walton Beach Adventure Marine & Boat Yard, LLC Phone: 850-581-2628 www.adventuremarina.com 10% Off dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. 10% Off service labor.
Green Cove Springs Reynolds Park Yacht Center Phone: 904-284-4667 www.RPYC.info 10% Off daily dockage. 5% Off monthly dockage rate.
Hobe Sound Loblolly Bay Phone: 772-546-3136 www.loblollymarinainfo.com 10% Off transient dockage.
Hutchinson Island Harbour Isle Marina Phone: 772-461-9049 harbourisleflorida.com/ $1.00/ft/night plus electric.
Indian Rocks Beach Holiday Inn Harbourside Marina Phone: 727-517-3652 www.hiharbourside.com 20% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. For marina guests only.
Islamorada Casa Morada Hotel Phone: 305-664-0044 www.casamorada.com 15% Off standard dockage rate with hotel room reservation. Plantation Yacht Harbor Marina Phone: 305-852-2381 www.pyh.com Up to a 10% discount on long term leases. Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina (formerly Holiday Isle) Phone: 305-664-2321 ext. 3 www.holidayisle.com $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.
Jacksonville Epping Forest Yacht Club Phone: 904-739-7150 www.efyc.com 10% Off transient dockage. Mandarin Holiday Marina Phone: 904-268-1036 mandarinholidaymarinajaxfl.com/ 10% Off dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.
Morningstar Marinas at Mayport Phone: 904-246-8929 www.morningstarmarinas.com $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.
Stock Island Marina Village Phone: 305-294-2288 www.stockislandmarina.com 10% Off transient dockage.
Palm Cove Marina Phone: 904-223-4757 www.palmcovemarina.com $0.10 Off transient dockage.
The Marina at Ortega Landing Phone: 904-387-5538 www.ortegalanding.com 20% Off transient dockage (daily & weekly rates). Stay a total of 7 nights in a 30 day period and receive weekly dockage rate.
Jacksonville Beach Beach Marine Phone: 904-249-8200 ext. 0 www.jaxbeachmarine.com 15% Off transient dockage.
Jupiter Admirals Cove Marina Phone: 561-745-5961 www.admiralscove.net Transient guests receive $0.20 off per gallon of fuel. Skylink Tek, Inc. Phone: 561-459-1753 www.skylinktek.com Free modem upgrade. Sportport Docking System, Inc. Phone: 561-747-0511 www.sportport.com 10% Off service and maintenance. The Bluffs Marina Phone: 561-627-6688 www.thebluffsmarina.com 20% Off transient dockage. Boats 50 ft or longer- Free 5 days excluding electric *Subject to availability.
Key Largo Gilbertâ€™s Resort Phone: 305-451-1133 www.gilbertsresort.com 10% Off overnight dockage. TIRELESS Charters Phone: 215-499-8288 tirelesscharters.com 5% Off customary cruise pricing.
Key West Conch Harbor Marina * Phone: 305-294-2933 www.conchharbormarina.com $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Key West Bight Marina Phone: 305-809-3984 www.keywestcity.com $0.05 Off per gallon of gas or diesel. Key West City Marina at Garrison Bight Phone: 305-809-3981 www.keywestcity.com 20% Off summer dockage rates (valid 6/1-10/1). Key West Harbour Phone: 305-292-3121 ext. 1 floridamarinaclubs.com 10% Off transient dockage. Scarlet Rose Charters Phone: 305-304-3992 keywestsportfish.com 10% Off fishing charters and boat trips.
LaBelle City Docks Phone: 863-673-6355 www.citylabelle.com Free dockage up to 3 days (30AMP and water included).
Lake Worth Security Self Storage Phone: 561-207-8395 www.securityselfstoragefl.com 10% Off any size unit rental for duration of stay, plus member receives any promotion offered at the time of the rental.
Lantana Super Grafix Phone: 561-585-1519 www.SuperGrafix.com 15% Off boat lettering. Free one color hailport.
Lighthouse Point Lighthouse Point Yacht And Racquet Club Phone: 954-942-6688 www.lpyrc.com/home.htm 10% Off dockage. 10% Off food/beverage in restaurant & clubhouse.
Little Torch Key Little Palm Island Resort & Spa Phone: 305-872-2524 www.littlepalmisland.com 25% discount for Harborview dock only.
Longboat Key Longboat Key Club Moorings * Phone: 941-383-8383 www.longboatkeymarina.com Stay 2 nights, get the 3rd night free. Valid until 9/30.
Madeira Beach Madeira Beach Municipal Marina Phone: 727-399-2631 www.madbeachmarina.com $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. Snug Harbor Marine, Inc. Phone: 727-398-7470 www.snugharborboatyard.com 10% Off anti-fouling bottom job.
Marathon Banana Bay Resort & Marina Phone: 305-743-0176 www.bananabay.com 20% Off transient dockage. 20% Off regular room rate Sun.-Thurs. Marathon Marina, Boatyard & RV Resort Phone: 305-743-6575 www.marathonmarinaandresort.com $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel for overnight guests. $0.05 Off Octane, Ethanol free fuel.
Marco Island Cedar Bay Yacht Club Phone: 239-394-9333 www.cedarbayyachtclub.com $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. 10% Off all service work with free haul out or trailer unload. 20% Off boat rental fleet. *
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Esplanade Marina Phone: 239-394-6333 www.esplanademarina.com 10% Off transient dockage & get the Rewards Card for discounts at select restaurants/retailers.
New Smyrna Beach
Night Swan Intracoastal Bed & Breakfast Phone: 386-423-4940 www.nightswan.com 20% Off transient dockage.
New Port Cove Marine Center Phone: 561-844-2504 www.opch.com 25% Off dockage.
Marina at Factory Bay Phone: 239-389-2929 www.themarinaatfactorybay.com 10% Off transient dockage.
Regatta Pointe Marina * Phone: 941-729-6021 www.regattapointemarina.com 25% Off transient dockage on groups of 4 or more. 1st & 13th month free for new annual customers. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.
Merritt Island Harbortown Marina & Boatyard Phone: 321-453-0160 www.harbortownmarina.com $0.25 Off per foot of guest dockage. Free pumpout with fuel purchase.
Mexico Beach Mexico Beach Marina Phone: 850-648-8900 www.mexicobeachmarina.com 10% Off transient dockage.
Miami 5th Street Marina Phone: 305-324-2040 www.5thstmarina.com 3% Off transient dockage. Bassas Cargo Phone: 305-324-8382 www.bassascargo.com 5% Off transient dockage. Grove Harbour Marina Phone: 305-854-6444 ext. 2 www.groveharbourmarina.com 25% Off daily transient rate. Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center Phone: 305-377-3625 www.seaislemarina.com 5% Off transient dockage. 3% Off gas & diesel.
Miami Beach Miami Beach Marina * Phone: 305-673-6000 www.miamibeachmarina.com $0.25 Off per foot Mon.-Thurs. Black out dates apply (including Miami Boat Show, holidays, and major events). Sunset Harbour Yacht Club Phone: 305-398-6800 www.sunsetharbouryc.com/ 20% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.
Micco Sebastian Inlet Marina * Phone: 772-664-8500 www.sebastianinletmarina.com $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.
Naples Naples Boat Club Phone: 239-263-2774 www.naplesboatclub.com Stay 2 nights and get the 3rd night free (only during summer months). $0.15 Off per gallon of fuel (call fuel dock directly at 239-263-4525) The Marina at Naples Bay Resort Phone: 239-530-5134 www.naplesbayresort.com $1.75/ft/night- Discounted Transient Rate $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel
Bluewater Bay Marina * Phone: 850-897-2821 www.bluewaterbaymarina.com 20% Off transient dockage.
North Fort Myers Marinatown Yacht Harbour Phone: 239-997-7711 www.marinatown.net 10% Off transient dockage. One month free on annual contract.
Riviera Dunes Marina Phone: 941-981-5330 www.rivieradunesmarina.org $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.
Panama City Beach Bay Point Marina Phone: 850-235-6911 www.baypointmarina.net 25% Off transient dockage.
Ruskin Shell Point Marina Phone: 813-645-1313 www.shellpointmarina.com 10% Off transient dockage.
Sarasota Marina Jacks Phone: 941-955-9488 www.marinajacks.com 10% Off transient dockage (holidays & special events excluded). Ramada Waterfront Sarasota Phone: 941-358-1000 www.sarasotahotelmarina.com 10% Off transient dockage.
Dockside Corporate Services, Inc. Phone: 305-733-4901 www.docksidecorporateservices.com 25% Off all annual, seasonal or monthly memberships. The $100 application fees also waived. Each new member will receive a Welcome Aboard Bag.
Treasure Island Marina * Phone: 850-234-6533 www.treasureislandmarina.net 25% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon (200 gallon minimum). 15% Off ships store purchases.
Yacht Center Phone: 941-365-1770 www.yachtcentersrq.com 5% Off full bottom paint job.
LukFuel LLC. Phone: 305-432-3487 www.lukfuel.com $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel with proof of Marinalife Membership.
Palafox Pier Yacht Harbor * Phone: 850-432-9620 www.marinamgmt.com/marinamanagement-Palafox-Pier-Home.cfm 10% Off transient dockage.
Captain Hiram’s Resort Phone: 772-589-4345 ext. 520 www.hirams.com 10% Off transient dockage.
Power House Marina, Inc. Phone: 305-892-2628 www.powerhousemarina.com 10% Off parts and service on Volvo Engines.
North Palm Beach North Palm Beach Marina Phone: 561-626-4919 www.opch.com 25% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Old Port Cove Marina Phone: 561-626-1760 www.opch.com 25% Off transient dockage. Annual Lessee’s receive one month free dockage PLUS a $500 Coupon Book for fuel, dining or supplies. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.
Orange Park Fleming Island Marina Phone: 904-269-0027 www.flemingislandmarina.com 15% Off transient dockage.
Palm Beach Palm Beach Town Docks Phone: 561-838-5463 www.palmbeachtowndocks.com 10% Off transient dockage.
Palm Coast Palm Coast Marina * Phone: 386-446-6370 www.palmcoastmarina.net $0.02 Off per gallon with a 300 gallon fill up, $0.05 Off per gallon with a 500 gallon fill up, $0.10 Off per gallon with over 1000 gallon fill up.
Palm Harbor Speckled Trout Marina Phone: 727-787-8961 www.speckledtroutmarina.com/ Pay 11 months in advance and get 12th month free.
Shalimar Pelicans Perch Marina & Boatyard Phone: 850-453-3471 www.pelicansperchmarina.com 5% discount on fuel for all transient boaters. Valid at all Marinas International properties.
Shalimar Yacht Basin and Marina * Phone: 850-651-0510 www.shalimaryachtbasin.com 20% Off transient dockage. 10% Off fuel. Free pump-outs.
Sands Harbor Hotel & Marina Phone: 954-942-9100 ext. 2 www.sandsharbor.com 20% Off transient dockage. 20% Off hotel rates.
Ponce Inlet Inlet Harbor Marina & Restaurant * Phone: 386-767-3266 www.inletharbor.com/ $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.
Port St. Joe Port St. Joe Marina Phone: 850-227-9393 www.psjmarina.com 25% Off transient dockage.
Anchorage Inn & Marina Phone: 904-829-9041 www.stayatanchorage.com 10% Off transient dockage. Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor, Inc * Phone: 904-829-5676 www.camacheeisland.com 10% Off transient dockage (daily only, does not apply to weekly or monthly dockage). $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Conch House Marina Resort * Phone: 904-824-4347 www.conch-house.com 10% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.
Burnt Store Marina & Club Phone: 941-637-0083 www.burntstoremarina.com 15% Off transient dockage.
Pier 88 Diving Co Phone: 904-540-1972 www.pier88diving.com 10% Off annual service contract. 10% Off new customer cleanings.
Fishermen’s Village * Phone: 941-575-3000 www.fishville.com/marina.html 15% Off transient dockage. 5% Off total fuel cost.
St Augustine’s Rivers Edge Marina Phone: 904-827-0520 www.29riversedgemarina.com 25% Off dockage.
Laishley Park Municipal Marina Phone: 941-575-0142 www.laishleymarina.com 15% Off transient dockage.
Riveria Beach Smart Marine Solutions Phone: 561-504-1505 www.flmarinesolutions.com 10% Off indoor storage.
St. Petersburg Harborage Marina At Bayboro Phone: 727-821-6347 www.harboragemarina.com 5% discount on fuel for all transient boaters. Valid at all Marinas International properties. Renaissance Vinoy Marina Phone: 727-824-8022 vinoymarina.com
25% Off transient dockage (certain dates are excluded). 3% Off fuel at nearby St. Petersburg Municipal Marina. 10% Off Restaurants & Resort Shop. 10% Off Spa. St. Petersburg Marina * Phone: 727-893-7329 www.stpete.org/marina 3% Off fuel price (w/ proof of Marinalife Membership Card) Free pump out (w/ proof of Marinalife Membership Card)
Stuart Apex Marine Phone: 772-692-7577 www.apexmarinerepair.com 10% Off dockage. 5% discount off repair bill. Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort & Marina * Phone: 772-225-3700 www.marriotthutchinsonisland.com 20% Off hotel rooms. Monterey Inn & Marina Phone: 772-283-3500 www.montereyinnandmarina.com Free dockage with room rental. Pirate’s Cove Resort & Marina * Phone: 772-223-9216 ext. 4 www.piratescoveresort.net $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. River Forest Yachting Center Phone: 772-287-4131 www.riverforestyc.com 25% Off transient dockage. Sailfish Marina of Stuart * Phone: 772-283-1122 www.sailfishmarinastuart.com $0.50 Off per foot transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. Waterways Marina Phone: 772-220-2185 20% Off transient dockage from 5/1-9/30. 10% Off transient dockage from 10/1-3/31.
Tarpon Springs Anclote Harbors Marina Phone: 727-934-7616 www.ancloteharbors.com/ 15% Off transient dockage. Tarpon Landing Marina Phone: 727-937-1100 www.tarponlandingmarina.com $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.
Tavernier Mangrove Marina Phone: 305-852-8380 www.mangrovemarina.com 25% Off transient dockage.
Tierra Verde Tierra Verde Resort Marina Phone: 727-421-7711 www.tierraverdemarinaresort.com/ $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.
Crow’s Nest Marina Restaurant & Tavern Phone: 941-484-7661 ext. 2 www.crowsnest-venice.com 100 gal. fuel discount: $0.07 Off with credit card- $0.10 with cash. 1000 gal discount: $0.10 Off with credit card$0.15 with cash.
Skyway Yacht Works, LLC Phone: 773-734-7777 www.skywayyachtworks.com Winter storage for $1300, includes 6 months of storage, 2 engine winterizations, jack stands, blocking, power wash the bottom, haul out & launch.
Vero Beach City Marina * Phone: 772-231-2819 www.covb.org $0.05 Off 100 gallons or more. $0.10 Off 200 gallons or more.
GEORGIA Appling Trade Winds Marina * Phone: 888-884-0616 www.twindsmarina.com 5% discount on fuel for all transient boaters. Valid at all Marinas International properties.
Flowery Branch Aqua-land Marina * Phone: 770-967-6811 ext. 1 www.aqualandmarina.com 5% discount on fuel for all transient boaters. Valid at all Marinas International properties.
Savannah Bull River Marina Phone: 912-897-7300 www.bullrivermarina.com 20% Off dockage. $0.10 Off fuel price (100 gallon min).
Captain Rons Phone: 309-427-3000 www.captainronsontheriver.com/ 10% Off food only.
Ben Watts Marina Inc * Phone: 847-587-0211 www.benwattsmarina.com/ 10% Off transient dockage.
Tall Timbers Marina Phone: 309-241-7957 10% Off dockage.
Basta Mangiare Eastport Phone: 309-699-8792 www.bastaeastport.com 10% Off food.
Hennepin Ray’s Place Phone: 815-925-7111 10% Off dinner.
Hampton Inn, East Peoria Phone: 309-694-0711 www.hamptoninn.com $10.00 Off regular rate (corporate rate, discount does not apply during blackout dates or special events).
The Galley Restaurant & Pub Phone: 309-694-6530 www.peoriarestaurants.com/restaurants/?restaurant=galley 10% Off food only.
Stoney Creek Inn-East Peoria Phone: 309-694-1300 www.stoneycreekinn.com 10% Off rack room rate.
Vertucci’s Chicago Style Eats Phone: 309-699-5465 www.peoriarestaurants.com/restaurants/? restaurant=vertuccis 10% Off food only.
Henry Henry Harbor Landings Phone: 309-364-2181 10% Off food.
Lacon Lacon American Legion Phone: 309-246-3077 5% Off menu items.
McHenry RaveWaves Professional Washing & Detailing Phone: 888-575-5556 www.rwboatdetail.com 15% Off boat washing & detailing services.
Hyatt Regency Savannah Phone: 912-238-1234 www.hyattdockssavannah.com 10% Off transient dockage. Sail Harbor Marina & Boatyard Phone: 912-897-2896 www.sailharbormarina.com 10% Off boatyard labor.
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The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa Phone: 912-201-2021 www.westinsavannah.com 20% Off dockage fees (excluding holiday weekends & special events) when member card presented at check in. Thunderbolt Marina Phone: 912-356-3875 www.thunderboltmarine.us/ $0.15 Off per foot on dockage.
St. Simons Island Morningstar Marinas/Golden Isles Phone: 912-634-1128 www.morningstarmarinas.com/ 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. 10% Off Ship Store purchases.
Thunderbolt Savannah Bend Marina * Phone: 912-897-3625 www.hallmarine.com/location5.asp $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel with a 200 gallon min.
John’s Pass Marina * Phone: 727-367-3835 www.marlinsdockside.com $0.07 Off per gallon of fuel.
The Alton Marina Phone: 618-462-9860 www.altonmarina.com $200 discount for new lease holders. 20% Off dockage.
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MARINALIFE DIRECTORY Norris Joe’s Place Phone: 309-647-9229 10% Off food only.
Ottawa Captain’s Cove Phone: 815-434-0881 10% Off food only. Starved Rock Marina Phone: 815-433-4218 ext. 0 www.starvedrockmarina.com 20% Off transient dockage. Weeta’s Boutique Phone: 815-434-1587 10% Off any full priced purchase.
Peoria Cafe 401 Phone: 309-673-2233 www.401water.com/ 10% Off food only. Hotel Pere Marquette Phone: 309-637-6555 www.hotelperemarquette.com 10% Off weekly rack rate or off weekend rate (Fri., Sat., Sun. only). Jim’s Marine Service Phone: 309-673-1433 10% Off catalog sales. 10% Off any winter service work, Jan.- March. Peoria Boat Club Phone: 309-676-9485 10% Off transient dockage. Free ice for transient guests. Retro Tap Phone: 309-677-6766 www.oldchicago.com 10% Off food only. Rhythm Kitchen Music Cafe Phone: 309-676-9668 www.rhythmkitchenmusiccafe.biz Buy 1 full price entree, get the 2nd 50% off.
Peoria Heights Illinois Valley Yacht Club Phone: 309-682-5419 www.ivyclub.org $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Local boaters not eligible for fuel discount. National Marine Sales Phone: 309-688-5513 nationalmarinesales.com/ $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.
Seneca Hiddencove Marina of the Seneca Yacht Club Phone: 815-357-6869 www.thehiddencovemarina.com/ 10% Off dockage. 10% Off food only on the Katie Hooper.
Waukegan Larsen Marine Service Phone: 847-336-5456 www.larsenmarine.com 15% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.
Wilmington Macy’s at Harborside Marina Phone: 815-476-6900 10% Off food only, lunch & dinner.
INDIANA Hamilton Clark’s Landing Marina * Phone: 260-488-2169 www.clarkslandingmarina.com 10% Off dockage.
Michigan City Bridges Waterfront Cafe Phone: 219-878-0227 www.pioneerpier.com 15% Off food only.
KANSAS Saint Marys Andax Industries LLC Phone: 785-437-0604 www.andax.com 12.5% Off a carton of Marine Pacs.
New Orleans Seabrook Marine * Phone: 504-283-6001 www.seabrookmarine.com/ 10% Off dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.
MAINE Boothbay Harbor Carousel Marina * Phone: 207-633-2922 www.carouselmarina.com 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.
Camden Wayfarer Marine Corporation Phone: 207-236-4378 www.wayfarermarine.com 20% Off on dockage for the months of June & Sept.
Grider Hill Marina & Resort Phone: 1-866-387-5501 www.griderhillmarina.com 10% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.
Dolphin Marina & Restaurant * Phone: 207-833-5343 www.dolphinmarinaandrestaurant.com 15% Off dockage and moorings.
Big Bear Resort and Marina * Phone: 270-354-6414 www.bigbearkentuckylake.com 10% Off transient dockage.
Port Harbor Marine Bucksport Marina Phone: 207-469-5902 www.portharbormarine.com 10% Off dockage.
Burnside Marina Phone: 606-561-4223 www.burnsidemarina.com 5% discount on fuel for all transient boaters. Valid at all Marinas International properties.
Chicks Marina Phone: 207-967-2782 www.chicksmarina.com 5% Off fuel (100 gallons min).
Gilbertsville Kentucky Dam Marina Phone: 270-362-8386 www.kydammarina.com 20% Off store merchandise.
Grand Rivers Green Turtle Bay Houseboat Rentals * Phone: 270-362-0121 www.gtbhouseboats.com 5% discount on fuel for all transient boaters. Valid at all Marinas International properties.
Jamestown Jamestown Resort & Marina * Phone: 270-343-5253 www.jamestown-marina.com 5% discount on fuel for all transient boaters. Valid at all Marinas International properties.
Monticello Beaver Creek Resort Phone: 606-348-7280 www.beavercreekmarina.com 5% discount on fuel for all transient boaters. Valid at all Marinas International properties.
Morehead Cave Run Marina, Inc Phone: 606-784-9666 www.caverunmarinas.com 15% Off transient dockage.
LOUISIANA Delcambre North Pier Marina Phone: 800-884-6120 ext. 1 www.NorthPierMarina.com 20% Off transient dockage.
Yachtsman Lodge & Marina Phone: 207-967-2511 www.yachtsmanlodge.com 10% Off transient dockage.
Rockland Journey’s End Marina Phone: 207-594-4444 www.journeysendmarina.com $0.10 Off per gallon (min. 500 gals). $0.20 Off per gallon (min.1000 gals).
South Freeport Brewer South Freeport Marine * Phone: 207-865-3181 www.byy.com/South Freeport Visitors to all Brewer Yacht Yards receive the Cruising Club Card upon their 1st night stay. The card entitles you to 25% off dockage on subsequent visits & fuel discounts at any Brewer fuel dock.
Southwest Harbor Dysart’s Great Harbor Marina Phone: 207-244-0117 www.dysartsmarina.com 5% Off transient dockage, not to exceed $100.00. Not including shore power. Pay with cash get $0.10 off per gallon.
MARYLAND Annapolis A & B Yachtsmen Inc. Phone: 410-263-9073 www.abyachtsmen.net 10% Off labor. Angler’s Sport Center Phone: 410-757-3442 www.anglerssportcenter.com 10% Off rods, lures, terminal tackle, and knives.
Annapolis City Marina Phone: 410-268-0660 www.annapoliscitymarina.com 20% Off dockage (excluding holidays & boat shows). $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Canvas Creations Phone: 410-267-0333 www.canvascreationsinc.com 10% Off Dodgers, Bimini’s, and Interiors. Chesapeake Sailing School Phone: 410-269-1594 www.sailingclasses.com 10% Off sailing lessons, basic, intermediate, and live aboard cruising. Chesapeake Underwater Sports Phone: 800-244-3095 www.chesapeakescuba.com 10% Off equipment. Christopher Ford Yacht Canvas Inc Phone: 410-268-7180 www.yachtcanvasinc.com 10% Off all canvas orders. Eastport Yacht Center Phone: 410-280-9988 www.eastportyachtcenter.com/ 10% Off equipment fees associated with haul out. Mill Creek Marina Phone: 410-263-9073 www.abyachtsmen.net/MillCreek.htm $50.00 Off yearly slip. Prana Studio Phone: 410-266-3401 www.pranastudio.com 20% Off 10 pass cards for yoga. South Annapolis Yacht Center Phone: 410-263-3661 www.sa-yc.com 25% Off transient dockage. 10% Off labor & hauling. Uncle Bob’s Fudge Kitchen Phone: 410-263-3032 www.fudgelover.com 20% Off store items.
Arnold Ferry Point Marina & Yachtyard Phone: 410-544-6368 www.ferrypointmarina.com 10% Off transient dockage.
Baltimore Anchorage Marina Phone: 410-522-7200 www.anchoragemarina.com $0.25 Off per foot for transient dockage (excluding holiday, festival weekends & electric). Baltimore Marine Center Phone: 410-675-8888 www.baltimoremarinecenters.com $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel during transient visit at the marina. Baltimore Marine Centers at HarborView Phone: 410-752-1122 www.BMCMarinas.com $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel during transient visit at the marina.
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MARINALIFE DIRECTORY Baltimore Marine Centers at Inner Harbor Phone: 410-837-5339 www.BMCMarinas.com $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel during transient visit at the marina. Bin 604 Wine Sellers Phone: 410-576-0444 10% Off all wines, accessories, gifts, wine tasting events, and classes. Wine cannot be combined with standard case discount. Bo Brooks at Lighthouse Point Phone: 410-558-0202 www.bobrooks.com 10% Off food including crabs. Excludes alcohol. Brassworks Phone: 410-327-7280 www.baltimorebrassworks.com 10% Off brass and copper polishing, lacquering, and repairs. 15% Off retail sales. Canton Self Storage Phone: 410-285-7666 www.cantonselfstorage.com 10% Off standard rent rates. Dark Horse Saloon-Canton Phone: 443-449-7075 15% Off food and drink (excluding wings & nightly food specials). Essex Marina and Boat Sales Phone: 410-686-3435 www.essexboatsales.com 10% off dockage 20% Off Sealand Vacuflush complete system & installation. Harbor East Marina Phone: 410-625-1700 www.harboreastmarina.com 10% Off transient dockage. Henderson’s Wharf Marina & Inn Phone: 410-732-1049 www.hendersonswharfmarina.com 10% Off transient dockage. Electric not included. Kali’s Court Phone: 410-276-4700 www.kaliscourt.com 5% Off entire menu. Langermann’s Phone: 410-534-3287 www.langermanns.com 15% discount on lunch, dinner & drinks. *Not valid with any other offers or for happy hour specials. Does not include breakfast, taxes or gratuity. Nick’s Fish House Phone: 410-539-8895 www.nicksfishhouse.com $50.00 restaurant gift card with new slip contracts. 10% Off semi-annual and annual slips.
Thomas Benassi Fine Woodworking LLC Phone: 410-409-7863 10% Off custom woodworking. Tidewater Yacht Service at Port Covington Maritime Center Phone: 410-625-4992 www.tysc.com 10% Off items in the ship’s store.
Cambridge Hyatt River Marsh Marina Phone: 410-901-6380 www.hyatt.com/gallery/chesamarina/ Stay 2 nights & get 3rd night free (Sun-Thurs, resort fee and electric still apply on the free night).
Chesapeake City Inn At The Canal Phone: 410-885-5995 www.innatthecanal.com Stay 2 nights at the hotel get the 3rd for half price (Mon - Thurs only). 15% Off at the hotel (April - Dec. Sun. - Thurs. nights). 25% Off at the hotel for same day reservations. 10% Off most items at the antique store.
Chester Annapolis Boat Sales Phone: 410-604-6962 www.annapolispowerboats.com 10% Off Yamaha Repower Labor. Piney Narrows Yacht Haven Phone: 410-643-6600 www.pineynarrows.com $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel (500 gal. min.)
Chestertown Mears Great Oak Landing Phone: 410-778-5007 ext. 1 www.mearsgreatoaklanding.com/ $1.75 Discounted rate for transient dockage. Valid 9/15 - 5/15. Sun-Thurs. Free Haul Out with bottom painting purchase. $500 credit to your seasonal contract when you bring a friend to stay at the marina for the season.
Columbia Hyper Media Phone: 410-752-9000 www.hypmedia.com 20% Off Notify ASAP services and free set up.
Crisfield Somers Cove Marina Phone: 410-968-0925 www.somerscovemarina.com Stay 2 nights & get 3rd night of lesser value - FREE (Holidays & Special Events excluded). $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel (cannot be combined with other discounts).
SMS Marine Surveyors & Technicians Phone: 410-978-2951 www.satmarine.com 10% Off labor services. $2.00/ft Off on marine surveys.
Shipwright Harbor Marina Phone: 410-867-7686 www.shipwrightharbormarina.com 50% Off transient dockage on the 2nd night stay & free pumpout.
Sorso Cafe Phone: 443-682-8720 www.sorsocafe.com 10% off entire bill excluding alcohol.
Drayden Dennis Point Marina & Campground Phone: 301-994-2288 www.dennispointmarina.net/ 20% Off transient dockage. * $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.
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MARINALIFE DIRECTORY Dundalk Anchor Bay East Marina & Yacht Sales Phone: 410-284-1044 www.anchorbayeastmarina.com 25% Off transient dockage. 10% Off labor.
Edgewater Liberty Marina Phone: 410-266-5633 www.libertymarina.com 10% Off dockage (transient and contracts). Rhode River Marina, Inc. Phone: 410-798-1658 www.RhodeRivermarina.com 15% Off parts. 15% Off service.
Granary Marina Phone: 410-648-5112 www.gybinc.com Stay 2 nights get 3rd free. Sassafras Harbor Marina Phone: 410-275-1144 www.sassafrasharbormarina.com 10% Off transient dockage (proof of membership). 10% Off items at Marine store (except sale items).
Grasonville Lippincott Marine Phone: 410-827-9300 yachtworld.com/lippincottmarine 15% Off transient dockage.
South River Boat Rentals Phone: 410-956-9729 www.southriverboatrentals.com 10% Off charter rentals.
The Jetty Restaurant Phone: 410-827-4959 www.jettydockbar.com 15% Off lunch and dinner food check only. Cannot be combined with any other offer.
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Turkey Point Marina Phone: 410-798-1369 www.turkeypointmarina.com 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.
Tidewater (Havre de Grace) Marina Phone: 410-939-0950 www.tidewatermarina.com 10% Off dockage including electric fee.
Bay Boat Supplies Phone: 410-574-0777 www.bayboatsupplies.com 20% Off transient dockage.
MarineMax Gunpowder Cove Marina Phone: 410-679-5454 www.marinemaxgunpowdercove.com 20% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. 5% Off parts & service labor.
River Watch Marina & Restaurant Phone: 410-687-1422 www.riverwatchrestaurant.com $0.25 Off per foot for transient dockage.
Sunset Harbor Marina Phone: 410-687-7290 www.sunsetharbor.com 10% Off Store Purchase. Weaver’s Marine Service Phone: 410-686-4944 www.weaversmarine.net 20% Off transient dockage.
Friendship Herrington Harbour South Phone: 410-741-5100 ext. 120 www.herringtonharbour.com $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel purchases year round. Volume discounts at 150 and 300 gallons.
Galesville Hartge Chesapeake Charters Phone: 410-867-7240 www.hartge.com 10% Off undiscounted charters. Pirates Cove Marina Phone: 410-867-2300 www.piratescovemd.com 10% Off transient dockage.
Georgetown Duffy Creek Marina Phone: 410-275-2141 www.duffycreekmarina.com 50% Off transient dockage for 2nd nights stay. $0.05 Off on fillups over 300 gallons. Free Pumpout with 100 gallons of gas. Georgetown Yacht Basin Phone: 410-648-5112 www.gybinc.com Stay 2 nights get 3rd free.
Chesapeake Yachting Center Phone: 410-335-4900 www.chesapeakeyachting.com/ 20% Off transient dockage. Intercoastal Marine Phone: 410-335-0458 www.intercoastalmarinemd.com 10% Off marine store purchase. (Not valid with sale or discount items) Porter’s Seneca Marina Phone: 410-335-6563 www.porterssenecamarina.com $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel with min. of 100 gallon purchase. SS Canvas Phone: 410-344-1183 www.sscanvas.com 10% Off repairs & interiors.
Newburg Captain John’s Crabhouse & Marina Phone: 301-259-2315 www.cjcrab.com 20% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.
North East Jackson Marine Yacht Basin Phone: 410-287-9400 www.jacksonmarinesales.com 25% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon. McDaniel Yacht Basin, Inc Phone: 410-287-8121 www.mcdanielyacht.com 20% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.
Ocean City Safe Harbor Sanitation Phone: 800-292-3894
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Solomons Yachting Center Phone: 410-326-2401 www.solomonsyachtingcenter.com/ $0.20 Off per foot for transient dockage.
Mears Yacht Haven Phone: 410-226-5450 www.coastal-properties.com/mears.html 10% Off transient dockage. Excluding Holidays. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.
Spring Cove Marina Phone: 410-326-2161 www.springcovemarina.com $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel with one night stay min.
Pasadena Pleasure Cove Marina Phone: 410-437-6600 www.pleasurecovemarina.com 25% Off transient dockage (Mon-Thurs). 10% Off transient dockage (Fri-Sun). $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.
Zahniser’s Yachting Center Phone: 410-326-2166 ext. 4 www.zahnisers.com 15% Off transient dockage with prior reservations. Excluding Memorial Weekend through Labor Day Weekend. Free Pump-Out with stay.
Point Lookout Marina Phone: 301-872-5000 www.pointlookoutmarina.com Stay 2 nights, get 3rd night free. 10% Off parts dept purchases.
Voyager Marine Credit Phone: 877-222-0301 www.voyagercredit.com/index.php 20% Off Coast Guard documentation.
Rock Hall Gratitude Marina Phone: 410-639-7011 www.gmarina.com 10% Off transient dockage (excluding Holiday weekends). Haven Harbour Marina Phone: 410-778-6697 www.havenharbour.com Volume discounts on gas and diesel over 50 gallons. Volume discounts on gas and diesel over 100 gallons.
St. Michaels Bob Pascal’s St. Michaels Harbour Inn Phone: 410-745-9001 www.harbourinn.com 10% Off transient dockage. Not valid with other promotions, holidays or Sat., June- Sept. 10% off at the restaurant, excluding alcohol & holidays. Higgins Yacht Yard, Inc. Phone: 410-745-9303 www.twoswaninn.com 10% Off transient dockage in high season. St. Michaels Marina, LLC Phone: 410-745-2400 www.stmichaelsmarina.com 10% Off ship’s store accessories & apparel.
High Tide Inn Phone: 410-778-6697 www.thehightideinn.com/ 25% off dockage at Haven Harbour Marina if you book same day room and slip.
Osprey Point Marina Phone: 410-639-2194 www.ospreypoint.com 10% Off transient dockage.
Queen Anne Marina Phone: 410-643-2021 www.queenannemarina.com 10% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.
Rock Hall Landing Marina Phone: 410-639-2224 www.rockhalllanding.com/ Stay 2 nights & get 3rd night of transient dockage free. Valid Sun.-Thurs.
Schuman’s Cleaning Service Phone: 410-604-2801 www.schumanclean.com 10% Off full topside or whole boat wax detail.
Smilin Jakes Casual Apparel Phone: 410-639-7280 www.smilinjakes.com/ 10% Off clothing & music.
SpecialTees Phone: 410-643-8505 www.special-tees.net 10% Off silk screening and embroidering, and on orders $100.00 or more.
Severna Park Magothy Marina Phone: 410-647-2356 www.magothymarina.com 25% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of gas & diesel every Wed.
Solomons Harbor Island Marina, Inc Phone: 410-326-3441 www.harborislandmarina.net 10% Off transient dockage. Solomons Harbor Marina Phone: 410-326-1052 www.solomonsharbormarina.com 10% Off dockage. Hotel discount of $99 per night.
Taylors Island Slaughter Creek Marina Phone: 410-221-0050 www.slaughtercreekmarina.com Stay 2 nights get the 3rd night free. (Valid Mon-Thurs, electric not included). $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel (gas or diesel) with stay. Free pump out.
Tilghman Island Tilghman Island Marina Phone: 410-886-2500 www.TilghmanMarina.com 10% Off recreational rentals.
Tracey’s Landing Calypso Bay Phone: 410-867-9787 www.calypsobaydockbar.com 10% Off food & drinks.
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Goose Bay Marina Phone: 301-934-3812 goosebaymarina.com $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel on Wed. only.
Hyannis Marina Phone: 508-790-4000 ext.146 www.hyannismarina.com Free afternoon dockage with a fill-up at the fuel dock. Great for visiting town or dining at one of our restaurants.
MASSACHUSETTS Boston Boston Water Boat Marina Phone: 617-523-1027 www.waterboatmarina.com Stay 7 days, receive 1 free day of dockage. Boston Yacht Haven * Phone: 617-367-5050 www.thebostonyachthaven.com 10% Off dockage. 10% Off room rates. Constitution Marina Phone: 617-241-9640 www.constitutionmarina.com 15% Off transient dockage for first 2 nights. Not to be combined with other discounts. Up to 25% Off discounts with VIP card at local restaurants and suppliers. Call marina for details.
Cataumet Kingman Yacht Center Phone: 508-563-7136 ext. 110 www.kingmanyachtcenter.com Stay 2 nights at a slip or mooring and get the 3rd night free. Free night is any non-holiday weeknight. Adv. reservations required. Parker’s Boat Yard, Inc Phone: 508-563-9366 www.parkersboatyard.com 10% Off transient dockage. 10% Off transient mooring. Wood Duck Inn Bed & Breakfast Phone: 508-564-6404 www.woodduckinnbb.com Stay 2 nights & get the 3rd night free (We are a short walk from Kingman Yacht Center & we provide transportation).
East Boston Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina * Phone: 617-561-1400 www.bhsmarina.com/ 10% Off transient dockage. 10% Off fuel.
Marion Burr Bros. Boats, Inc. Phone: 508-748-0541 www.burrbros.com 10% Off transient dockage. 15% Off moorings.
Nantucket Hills of Nantucket Phone: 508-228-1353 www.gshill.com 10% Off all gift items. Excluding prints & artwork. Nantucket Boat Basin Phone: 508-325-1350 www.nantucketboatbasin.com Get On Board - Save Up To 50% this Spring & Fall. Please see “Marinalife Special Offers” for details, some restrictions do apply. Guests at the Nantucket Boat Basin get 15% off breakfast and lunch at Brant Point Grill.
Newburyport Newburyport Boat Basin Phone: 978-465-9110 newburyportmarinas.com/marinas/ newburyport-boat-basin/ $0.20 Off per gallon of fuel. 15% Off food purchases at Michael’s Harborside & Ten Center restaurant. Newburyport Harbor Marina * Phone: 978-462-3990 newburyportmarinas.com/marinas/ newburyport-harbor-marina/ 10% Off transient dockage. $0.20 Off per gallon with a transient stay.
North Falmouth Brewer Fiddler’s Cove Marina * Phone: 508-564-6327 www.byy.com/northfalmouth Visitors to all Brewer Yacht Yards receive the Cruising Club Card upon their 1st night stay. The card entitles you to 25% off dockage on subsequent visits & fuel discounts at any Brewer fuel dock.
Fall River Borden Light Marina Phone: 508-678-7547 www.bordenlight.com 20% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. Transient boaters receive a Free Drink Card upon check-in.
Gloucester Pier 7/Enos Marine Phone: 978-281-1935 www.enosmarine.com 20% Off dockage. 15% Off marine supplies in store. 10% Off Honda outboards. 10% Off AB Inflatables.
Hingham Hingham Shipyard Marinas (Hewitts Cove and Landfall) * Phone: 781-749-6647 www.hinghamshipyardmarinas.com $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. *
North Quincy Marina Bay on Boston Harbor * Phone: 617-847-1800 www.marinabayboston.com $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.
North Weymouth Tern Harbor Marina Phone: 781-337-1964 Stay 2 nights & get the 3rd night free. Excluding: July 4th & Labor Day Weekends.
Oak Bluffs Oak Bluffs Marina Phone: 508-693-4355 www.oakbluffsmarina.com 10% Off dockage (must book through Marinalife).
Plymouth Brewer Plymouth Marine * Phone: 508-746-4500 www.byy.com/Plymouth Visitors to all Brewer Yacht Yards receive the Cruising Club Card upon their 1st night stay. The card entitles you to
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Quincy Captainâ€™s Cove Marina Phone: 617-328-3331 www.captainscovemarina.com 20% Off transient dockage.
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Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina Phone: 978-740-9890 www.byy.com/salem Visitors to all Brewer Yacht Yards receive the Cruising Club Card upon their 1st night stay. The card entitles you to 25% off dockage on subsequent visits & fuel discounts at any Brewer fuel dock.
Macatawa Eldean Shipyard * Phone: 616-335-5843 www.eldean.com 10% Off transient dockage.
Monroe Riverfront Marina * Phone: 734-242-0737 20% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.
Muskegon Great Lakes Marina * Phone: 231-759-8230 www.greatlakesmarina.com/ 5% discount on fuel for all transient boaters. Valid at all Marinas International properties.
LT Marine Services, Inc. Marine Surveyors Phone: 603-512-6002 www.ltmarineservices.com 10% Off insurance appraisal.
Oselka Marina * Phone: 269-469-2600 ext. 4 www.oselkamarina.com 10% Off transient dockage.
Vineyard Haven Marina Phone: 508-693-0720 www.vineyardhavenmarina.com 10% Off 200 gallons or more of fuel.
The Portage Point Inn & Yacht Club Phone: 231-889-4222 www.portagepointinn.com 20% Off dockage.
Petoskey City Marina * Phone: 231-347-6691 Summer www.petoskey.us 10% Off transient dockage.
Bay Harbor Lake Marina Phone: 231-439-2544 www.bayharbor.com 10% Off transient dockage.
St. Clair Shores Benton Harbor Pier 1000 Marina, LLC * Phone: 269-927-4471 www.pier1000.com 10% Off retail items in ships store.
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Viking Boat Harbor Phone: 906-484-3303 www.vikingboatharbor.com 10% Off dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.
Chesterfield Jefferson North Phone: 586-725-1338 www.LandMmarine.net 10% Off transient dockage. 10% Off labor on any service or repairs for new customers.
East Tawas Jerryâ€™s Marina Phone: 989-362-8641 www.jerrysmarina.com 20% Off your first year of seasonal dockage.
Fair Haven Terryâ€™s Marina Phone: 586-709-9559 www.terrysmarina.com 20% Off transient dockage.
Frankfort Jacobson Marina Resort, Inc. * Phone: 231-620-0474 www.jacobsonmarinaresort.com $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel w/purchase of 100 gallons or more.
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Holland Spine Align, Inc. Phone: 616-392-4565 www.chirobed.com 10% Off the purchase of a Yacht Mattress.
Harbor 9 Marina Phone: 586-776-5650 www.harbor9marina.net 10% Off transient dockage. Jefferson Beach Marina Phone: 586-778-7600 www.jbys.com $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.
St. Joseph Harbor Isle Marina Phone: 269-982-0812 www.harborislemarina.com 10% Off transient dockage.
Standish Eagle Bay Marina Phone: 989-846-6065 www.eaglebaymarina.com $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.
MINNESOTA Bayport Bayport Marina * Phone: 651-439-2040 www.bayportmarina.com/ 20% Off dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. 10% Off parts & labor.
Hastings Kingâ€™s Cove Marina Phone: 651-480-8900 www.kingscove.com/ 10% Off transient dockage.
St. Paul Watergate Marina Phone: 651-695-3780 www.watergatemarina.net 20% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. *
MARINALIFE DIRECTORY MISSISSIPPI Biloxi Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum Schooner Pier Complex Phone: 228-435-6320 www.maritimemuseum.org/ 10% Off transient dockage.
www.ahnj.com/ahnj/Harbor Stay 6 nights and get the 7th night free. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.
Bayville Good Luck Point Marina Phone: 732-269-3700 10% Off transient dockage.
Columbus Marina Phone: 662-327-8450 www.columbusmarina.com 10% Off transient dockage.
Ocean Gate Yacht Basin Phone: 732-269-2565 www.oceangateyb.com $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.
Aqua Yacht Harbor * Phone: 662-423-2222 ext.10 www.aquayachtharbor.com 5% discount on fuel for all transient boaters. Valid at all Marinas International properties.
MISSOURI Lake Ozark MarineMax Lake Ozark Phone: 573-365-5382 www.marinemaxmissouri.com/ 5% Off fuel to Marinalife members.
Osage Beach Formula Boats of Missouri * Phone: 573-302-8000 www.formulaboatsmo.com 10% Off provisions in Gas Dock (excludes fuel). Free pumpouts.
Portage des Sioux Sioux Harbor Phone: 636-899-1634 20% Off transient dockage.
Saint Charles Port Charles Harbor * Phone: 636-250-2628 www.portcharlesharbor.com $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. 5% Off parts. 5% Off labor.
NEW HAMPSHIRE Freedom Ossipee Lake Marina * Phone: 603-539-8456 www.ossipeelakemarina.com 15% Off boat rentals. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. $200 towards a new boat purchase. 10% Off in-store purchase.
Portsmouth Harbour Place Marina Phone: 603-436-0915 www.marinaharbourplace.com/ 10% Off dockage.
NEW JERSEY Atlantic City Golden Nugget Atlantic City Marina Phone: 609-441-8482 ext. 1 www.goldennugget.com 25% Off transient dockage Sun. - Thurs. Holidays excluded. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Kammerman’s Atlantic City Marina Phone: 609-348-8418 www.kammermansmarina.com $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.
Atlantic Highlands Atlantic Highlands Municipal Marina Phone: 732-291-1670 ext. 0
Mobile Marine Detailing Phone: 855-401-8200 www.mobilemarinedetailing.com 10% Off all services.
Brick Manasquan River Club Phone: 732-840-0300 www.manasquanriverclub.com/ 5% discount on fuel for all transient boaters. Valid at all Marinas International properties.
Brielle Hoffman’s Marina East Phone: 732-528-6200 www.hoffmansmarina.com 10% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. Hoffman’s Marina West Phone: 732-528-6200 www.hoffmansmarina.com 10% Off transient dockage.
Cape May Canyon Club Resort Marina Phone: 609-884-0199 www.canyonclubmarina.com 10% Off transient dockage.
Jersey City Liberty Landing Marina * Phone: 201-985-8000 ext. 218 www.suntexmarinas.com/libertylanding 15% Off transient dockage.
Lake Hoptacong Bridge Marina * Phone: 973- 663-1976 www.bridgemarina.com/ 10% Off dockage.
Lavallette Ocean Beach Marina Phone: 732-793-7460 www.oceanbeachmarina.com $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel
Longport Seaview Harbor Marina Phone: 609-823-2626 www.seaviewharbormarina.com 10% Off transient dockage.
Pine Beach Shore Point Marina & Yacht Sales, Inc * Phone: 732-244-2106 www.shorepointyachts.com $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.
Point Pleasant Beach Crystal Point Yacht Club * Phone: 732-892-2300 www.crystalpointyachtclub.com 5% discount on fuel for all transient boaters. Valid at all Marinas International properties.
Princeton Junction Bugher Marine Services Phone: 609-275-2600 www.bughermarine.com 10% off marine surveys, capt’s services, boat delivery, training, repo & custody services.
South Jersey Marina Phone: 609-884-2400 www.SouthJerseyMarina.com 10% Off transient dockage booked through Marinalife at least 7 days prior to arrival.
Navesink Yachts Management, Detailing & Charters Phone: 732-671-9358 www.navesinkyachts.com 20% Off management service.
NEW YORK Aquebogue Lighthouse Marina Phone: 631-722-3400 www.lighthousemarina.com 10% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.
Babylon Babylon Marine Phone: 631-587-0333 www.yachtworld.com/babylon/ babylon_8.html 15% Off transient dockage.
Bohemia Thomas Power Systems Inc. Phone: 631-589-3330 10% Off new Kohler, Onan, Westerbeke, Fischer Panda, Marine RV and stand by generators. 10% Off new Cruisair and Marineair air conditioning systems. Factory Authorized Sales and Service. 10% Off the above listed for parts.
Brewerton Ess-Kay Yards Inc Phone: 315-676-2711 www.ess-kayyards.com 25% Off dockage. 10% Off in ship store. 10% Off haulouts.
Brookhaven Beaver Dam Marina Phone: 631-286-7816 www.boatrenting.com 15% Off transient dockage. 10% Off repairs. 10% Off merchandise.
Brooklyn Marine Basin Marina Phone: 718-372-5700 www.marinebasinmarina.com 25% Off transient dockage, except holidays.
City Island City Island Yacht Sales Phone: 718-885-2300 www.cityislandyachts.com 15% Off transient dockage.
Marina at Southwinds * Phone: 609-693-6288 www.southwindsharbourmarina.com 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. 10% Off purchases at the ships store.
Cove Sail Marina Phone: 732-842-5319 20% Off transient dockage. 10% Off emergency haul-out.
Minneford Marina Phone: 718-885-2000 www.minnefordmarina.com 10% Off transient dockage
Silver Cloud Harbor Marina Phone: 609-693-2145 www.forkedrivermarinas.com 25% Off transient dockage.
Sheltered Cove Marina Phone: 609-296-9400 www.shelteredcovemarina.com/ 10% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. 10% Off marine supplies, excludes parts and electronics.
Certified Marine Service, Inc. Phone: 845-339-3060 www.certifiedmarineservice.com 10% Off dockage.
The Marina at Tall Oaks Phone: 609-693-2145 www.forkedrivermarinas.com 25% Off transient dockage.
Wilberts Marina Phone: 609-693-2145 www.forkedrivermarinas.com 25% Off transient dockage.
Holiday Harbor Marina & Yacht Sales Phone: 609-693-7188 www.yachtworld.com/holidayharbor yachtsales/ 15% Off transient dockage.
Sandy Hook Bay Marina Phone: 732-872-1511 www.sandyhookbaymarina.com Stay 3 nights get the 4th night free. Free complimentary cocktail per boater at Beacon on the Bay.
Lincoln Harbor Yacht Club Phone: 201-319-5100 ext. 3 www.lincolnharbormarina.com 10% Off transient dockage with a max of 3 nights, under 50 feet.
Croton on Hudson Half Moon Bay Marina Phone: 914-271-5400 www.halfmoonbaymarina.com $1.00 Off per foot on transient dockage
East Hampton East Hampton Point Marina Phone: 631-324-8400 ext. 28 www.easthamptonpoint.com 10% Off transient dockage. Gardiner’s Marina Phone: 631-324-5666 ext. 2 www.sea-incorp.com 10% Off transient dockage. (Sun.-Thurs, 5/15-10/15).
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Halsey’s Marina Phone: 631-324-5666 ext. 2 www.sea-incorp.com 10% Off transient dockage. (Sun.-Thurs, 5/15- 10/15).
Willis Marine Center, Inc. Phone: 631-421-3400 www.willismarine.com 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.
Three Mile Harbor Marina & Boatyard Phone: 631-324-1320 www.tmhmarina.com 20% Off dockage Mon.-Wed. 20% Off published rates at SEA-incorp.com.
Fair Haven Fair Point Marina Phone: 800-947-9480 www.fairpointmarina.com 20% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.
Dunham’s Bay Sea Ray Phone: 518-656-9244 www.dunhamsbaysearay.com 10% Off ship’s store.
Latham Dunham’s Bay Sea Ray Phone: 518-785-6172 www.dunhamsbaysearay.com 10% Off ship’s store.
Pines Marina Fire Island Phone: 631-597-9581 www.pinesmarina.com 10% Off transient dockage.
RPM Marine Phone: 631-957-1901 www.rpmmarineinc.com 5% Off repairs. Special discounts on new boat purchases. 10% Off paints, parts, & accesories, etc.
Mako Marina Phone: 516-378-7331 makomarinacummins.com/ 20% Off dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.
Brewer Post Road Boat Yard * Phone: 914-698-0295 www.byy.com/mamaroneck Visitors to all Brewer Yacht Yards receive the Cruising Club Card upon their 1st night stay. The card entitles you to 25% off dockage on subsequent visits & fuel discounts at any Brewer fuel dock.
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Glen Cove Brewer Yacht Yard at Glen Cove * Phone: 516-671-5563 www.byy.com/Glen Cove Visitors to all Brewer Yacht Yards receive the Cruising Club Card upon their 1st night stay. The card entitles you to 25% off dockage on subsequent visits & fuel discounts at any Brewer fuel dock.
Greenport Brewer Stirling Harbor Marina * Phone: 631-477-0828 www.byy.com/NYmarinas/greenport stirlingharbor Visitors to all Brewer Yacht Yards receive the Cruising Club Card upon their 1st night stay. The card entitles you to 25% off dockage on subsequent visits & fuel discounts at any Brewer fuel dock. Brewer Yacht Yard at Greenport Phone: 631-477-9594 www.byy.com/Greenport Visitors to all Brewer Yacht Yards receive the Cruising Club Card upon their 1st night stay. The card entitles you to 25% off dockage on subsequent visits & fuel discounts at any Brewer fuel dock. Mitchell Park Marina Phone: 631-477-2200 ext. 1 www.villageofgreenport.org/marinamitchell-park-greenport-village.php 10% Off transient dockage Mon. - Thurs.
Hampton Bays Hampton Watercraft & Marine Phone: 631-728-8200 www.hamptonwatercraft.com 15% Off transient dockage.
Huntington Atlantic Marine Electrical Services, Inc Phone: 631-470-4085 www.atlanticmarineinc.com 10% Off labor rates. West Shore Marina Phone: 631-427-3444 ext. 3 westshoremarina-li.com/ 10% Off transient dockage.
Mattituck Strong’s Water Club & Marina Phone: 631-298-4739 www.strongswaterclub.com/ 10% Off transient dockage.
Montauk Diamond Cove Marina, Inc. Phone: 631-668-6592 montaukvacations.com/diamondcovemarina.htm 10% Off transient dockage. 10% Off short haul. Montauk Yacht Club Phone: 631-668-7702 www.montaukyachtclub.com Stay 2 nights and get 3rd night of dockage free (valid Sun-Thurs from 4/15- 5/24 & Labor Day - 11/1). *Excludes Columbus Day Weekend Half-priced utilities (valid from 5/25 - Labor Day). Star Island Yacht Club & Marina Phone: 631-668-5052 www.starislandyc.com $0.50 Off per foot transient dockage Sun.-Wed. Excluding Holidays & Tournaments. Gas and Diesel at “Cash Price” when paying with Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or Shell credit cards.
New Baltimore Donovan’s Shady Harbor Marina Phone: 518-756-8001 www.shadyharbormarina.com 10% Off dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel over 200 gallons.
New Rochelle New Rochelle Municipal Marina * Phone: 917-559-2827 www.newrochelleny.com 20% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.
New York MarineMax at Chelsea Piers Phone: 212-336-7873 ext.7 www.marinemaxmanhattan.com/ 10% Off transient dockage Mon. - Thurs. for vessels under 75ft.
Newburgh Riverfront Marina Phone: 845-661-4914 www.riverfrontmarinanewburgh.com 20% Off transient dockage.
North Tonawanda Smith Boys, Inc. Phone: 716-695-3472 www.smithboys.com 15% Off transient dockage.
Plattsburgh Champlain Boatworks at Snug Harbour Marina Phone: 518-561-2134 www.visitadirondacks.com/recreation/ champlain-boat-works-snug-harbourmarina 10% Off transient dockage.
Port Jefferson Danfords Hotel & Marina * Phone: 631-928-5200 ext. 123 www.danfords.com 10% Off transient dockage. 10% Off Hotel Stay (located on property). 10% Off at Wave Restaurant (Located On Danfords Property).
Port Washington Brewer Capri Marina * Phone: 516-883-7800 www.byy.com/NYLocations/ PortWashington/Welcome.aspx Visitors to all Brewer Yacht Yards receive the Cruising Club Card upon their 1st night stay. The card entitles you to 25% off dockage on subsequent visits & fuel discounts at any Brewer fuel dock.
Rensselaer Albany Yacht Club Phone: 518-445-9587 www.albanyyachtclub.com $0.25 Off per foot for transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.
Riverhead Treasure Cove Resort Marina Phone: 631-727-8386 www.treasurecoveresortmarina.com 10% Off transient dockage. 15% Off transient dockage when you join or renew your Marinalife membership at Treasure Cove, for that stay only. Stay 2 nights and get the 3rd consecutive night free.
Rye Tide Mill Yacht Basin * Phone: 914-967-2995 www.tidemill.com 10% Off transient dockage.
Saugerties Saugerties Marina Phone: 845-246-7533 www.saugertiesmarina.com 15% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off fuel. 10% Off repairs. 10% Off merchandise.
Sayville Checkmate Marine Services, Inc. Phone: 631-495-3326
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South Jamesport Great Peconic Bay Marina Phone: 631-722-3565 www.greatpeconicbaymarina.com 10% Off transient dockage.
Southold Brick Cove Marina Phone: 631-477-0830 www.brickcove.com 10% Off transient dockage. $10.00 Off marine supplies.
Stony Point Stony Point Bay Marina Phone: 845-429-0100 www.stonypointbaymarina.com/ 10% Off transient dockage.
Tarrytown Tarrytown Marina Phone: 914-631-1300 www.tarrytownboatclub.com $0.50 Off per foot transient dockage.
Union Springs Hibiscus Harbor Phone: 315-889-5086 www.tradeayacht.com 10% Off transient dockage.
West Haverstraw Haverstraw Marina * Phone: 845-429-2001 www.haverstrawmarina.com 15% Off transient dockage. Samalot Marine Phone: 845-429-0404 www.samalotmarine.com 10% Off store purchases, does not include sale items or food purchases.
Westhampton Beach Westhampton Bath and Tennis Hotel and Marina Phone: 631-288-2500 ext. 4 www.bathandtennis.com 20% Off transient dockage. Stay 2 nights get 3rd night free (Mon.-Thurs.) Dockage discounts cannot be combined. Hotel and spa discounts available to short-term transients (Mon.-Thurs).
Whitehall Whitehall Marina at Lock 12 Phone: 518-499-9700 www.whitehallmarinaatlock12.com/ 10% Off transient dockage. 10% Off fuel.
NORTH CAROLINA Beaufort Jarrett Bay Boatworks Phone: 252-728-2690 www.jarrettbay.com 10% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.
Belhaven Dowry Creek Marina Phone: 252-943-2728 www.dowrycreekmarina.com 10% Off transient dockage. River Forest Marina & Shipyard Phone: 252-943-2151 ext. 1 riverforestmarina.com * $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. 10% Off instock parts in the ship’s store.
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MARINALIFE DIRECTORY Coinjock Coinjock Marina * Phone: 252-453-3271 ext. 1 www.coinjockmarina.com 15% Off transient dockage. 10% Off marine supplies. Midway Marina & Motel Phone: 252-453-3625 www.midwaymarina.com $0.02 Off per gallon of gas or diesel.
Hatteras Hatteras Harbor Marina Phone: 252-986-2166 www.hatterasharbor.com 10% Off purchases from ship store.
Morehead City Morehead City Yacht Basin * Phone: 252-726-6862 ext. 3 www.moreheadcityyachtbasin.com 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of the dock price for fuel (additional fuel discounts for 500 gallons+).
New Bern New Bern Grand Marina Phone: 252-638-0318 25% Off dockage for daily & weekly stay.
Oriental River Dunes * Phone: 252-249-4908 ext. 2 www.riverdunes.com/harbor 10% Off transient dockage. Whittaker Creek Yacht Harbor Phone: 252-670-3759 www.whittakercreek.com 25% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. 20% Off pumpout.
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Wilmington Cape Fear Marina Phone: 910-772-9277 www.bbyachts.com 10% Off transient dockage.
Brewer Cove Haven Marina * Phone: 401-246-1600 www.byy.com/Barrington/ Visitors to all Brewer Yacht Yards receive the Cruising Club Card upon their 1st night stay. The card entitles you to 25% off dockage on subsequent visits & fuel discounts at any Brewer fuel dock.
Lakefront Marina Phone: 419-734-5576 www.lakefrontmarina.com 5% discount on fuel for all transient boaters. Valid at all Marinas International properties. MarineMax Catawaba Island Phone: 419-797-4492 www.marinemax.com 10% Off transient dockage.
Put-in-Bay Miller’s Marina Phone: 419-285-5902 www.millerferry.com/attractions/ millermarina.html 10% Off transient dockage (new customers only).
Battery Park Marina * Phone: 419-625-6142 www.batterypark.com/ 10% Off dockage. Sandusky Harbor Marina Phone: 419-627-1201 www.sanduskyharbor.com/ 5% discount on fuel for all transient boaters. Valid at all Marinas International properties.
Toledo Great Lakes Scuttlebutt Phone: 877-775-2538 www.greatlakesscuttlebutt.com/forms/ email-sign-up/ Free subscription to Great Lakes Scuttlebutt online magazine.
Wilmington Marine Center Phone: 910-395-5055 www.wilmingtonmarine.com $0.50 Off per foot transient fee for boats tied up by 4pm. $0.10 Off per gallon of gas or diesel.
MarineMax Carolinas Phone: 910-256-8100 www.marinemax.com 10% Off labor cost.
OHIO Lorain Copper Kettle Marina Phone: 440-282-6301 www.copperkettlemarina.com 10% Off transient dockage. Lorain Sailing & Yacht Club * Phone: 440-288-0500 www.lsyc.info
Champlin’s Marina & Resort Phone: 401-466-7777 www.champlinsresort.com $0.25 Off per foot for transient dockage all year. 10% Off purchases at the Ship Store & Restaurant with dockage.
Jamestown Conanicut Marina * Phone: 401-423-7158 www.conanicutmarina.com $5.00 Off per transient night at ship’s store and chandlery.
Newport Brewer Street Boat Works Ltd. Phone: 401-847-0321 www.bsbw.com 5% Off Labor.
Romp’s Water Port, Inc Phone: 440-967-4342 www.romps.com Stay 2 nights transient dockage, receive the 3rd night free. Free game of miniature golf for each child under 18 aboard a vessel with transient dock lease.
Dockside Marina Phone: 910-256-3579 www.thedockside.com 20% Off transient dockage.
Anchors Away Marina * Phone: 419-734-1395 www.anchorsawaymarina.com 10% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel & free pump out with purchase.
Southport St. James Plantation Marina Phone: 910-253-0463 www.stjamesplantation.com 25% Off transient dockage. Complimentary pump out.
Afton Harbors View Marina Phone: 918-782-3277 www.harborsviewmarina.com 5% discount on fuel for all transient boaters. Valid at all Marinas International properties.
Sand Springs Pier 51 Marina Phone: 918-865-2197 www.pier51marina.com 5% Off items in ship’s store.
PENNSYLVANIA Philadelphia Piers at Penn’s Landing Phone: 215-351-4101 www.thepiersmarina.com 25% Off transient dockage.
Goat Island Marina Phone: 401-849-5655 www.newportexperience.com $0.10 Off per gallon of diesel. $0.05 Off per gallon of gas. Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina Phone: 401-848-3310 www.newporthotel.com 10% Off dockage fees. Valid May, June & Oct. Sun-Thurs only. (Holidays & special events excluded). 10% Off food total in Pier 40 Seafood & Spirits Restaurant. Alcohol, tax & gratuity not included. Newport Marina, Inc Phone: 401-849-2293 www.newportmarina.com/ 20% Off transient dockage 5/6-6/15. 10% Off transient dockage 9/15-10/23. Newport Yachting Center * Phone: 401-847-9047 ext. 1 www.newportyachtingcenter.com 10% Off transient dockage Sunday-Thursday. West Wind Marina Phone: 401-849-4300 www.westwindmarina.com 35% Off transient dockage during Fall & Spring Seasons. Valid 9/18- 12/31 and 4/15- 6/15.
Portsmouth Brewer Sakonnet Marina * Phone: 401-683-3551 www.byy.com/portsmouth Visitors to all Brewer Yacht Yards receive the Cruising Club Card upon their 1st night stay. The card entitles you to 25% off dockage on subsequent visits & fuel discounts at any Brewer fuel dock.
Wakefield Belle Vue Yachting Center Phone: 401-782-8899 www.pjmarina.com/ $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel without transient stay. $0.10 Off per gallon with transient stay.
Point Judith Marina Phone: 401-789-7189 www.pjmarina.com/ $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. Silver Spring Marine Phone: 401-783-0783 www.silverspringmarine.com 10% Off transient dockage. 10% Off dockage. Snug Harbor Marina * Phone: 401-783-7766 www.snugharbormarina.com $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. $0.07 if paying with cash. 10% Off bait & tackle.
Warwick Apponaug Harbor Marina Phone: 401-739-5005 www.apponaugmarina.com 10% Off transient dockage. Bassett Boat Company Phone: 401-886-7899 www.bassettboats.com 10% Off service. Brewer Greenwich Bay Marina * Phone: 401-884-1810 www.byy.com Visitors to all Brewer Yacht Yards receive the Cruising Club Card upon their 1st night stay. The card entitles you to 25% off dockage on subsequent visits & fuel discounts at any Brewer fuel dock. Brewer Yacht Yard at Cowessett Phone: 401-884-0544 www.byy.com/Warwick Visitors to all Brewer Yacht Yards receive the Cruising Club Card upon their 1st night stay. The card entitles you to 25% off dockage on subsequent visits & fuel discounts at any Brewer fuel dock.
Westerly Lotteryville Marina Phone: 401-348-8064 20% Off transient dockage.
Wickford Brewer Wickford Cove Marina * Phone: 401-884-7014 www.byy.com/Wickford/index.cfm Visitors to all Brewer Yacht Yards receive the Cruising Club Card upon their 1st night stay. The card entitles you to 25% off dockage on subsequent visits & fuel discounts at any Brewer fuel dock.
SOUTH CAROLINA Beaufort Downtown Marina of Beaufort * Phone: 843-524-4422 www.downtownmarinabeaufort.com/ 10% Off purchases at the ships store (excluding fuel/dockage). Easy Rentals Inc. Phone: 843-524-2276 30% Off equipment. Port Royal Landing Marina, Inc * Phone: 843-525-6664 www.portroyallandingmarina.com $0.15 Off per foot for daily dockage. Stay 2 nights at daily rate & get 3rd night free OR stay 5 nights at the daily rate & get 6th and 7th nights free. $0.10 Off per gallon of 100 gallons or more. *
Charleston City Boatyard Phone: 843-884-3000 www.thecityboatyard.com 10% Discount on parts.
Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina * Phone: 843-284-7062 www.charlestonharborresort.com 10% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. 10% Off published hotel rate. 10% Off food & beverage. Excluding alcohol.
Lakeshore Marina Phone: 423-870-2000 www.lsmarina.com $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.
Charleston City Marina * Phone: 843-723-5098 www.megadock.us $0.05 Off per gallon of diesel & gas.
Dataw Island Dataw Island Marina Phone: 843-838-8410 www.datawmarina.com $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel, min. 100 gals.
Daufuskie Island Freeport Marina Phone: 843-290-9336 www.daufuskiefreeport.com 10% Off dockage. 10% Off Daufuskie Crab Co. Restaurant. 10% Off goods in general store.
Georgetown Georgetown Landing Marina Phone: 843-546-1776 www.georgetownlandingmarina.com 25% Off transient dockage. Free wireless internet access. Harborwalk Marina Phone: 843-546-4250 www.harborwalkmarina.com/ Stay 3 nights or more and get a 15% discount on dockage rate.
Myrtle Beach Marina at Grand Dunes Phone: 843-315-7777 www.grandedunes.com/ 10% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. Osprey Marina Phone: 843-215-5353 www.ospreymarina.com $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.
North Myrtle Beach Barefoot Marina * Phone: 843-390-2011 www.thebarefootmarina.com 20% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Harbourgate Marina Phone: 843-249-8888 www.harbourgatemarina.com/ 15% Off transient short term dockage & electric. $20 Off per contract month for annual, semi-annual slip holders.
Pawleys Island Hilton Head Harbour Town Yacht Basin * Phone: 843-671-2704 www.seapines.com/ $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Palmetto Bay Marina Phone: 843-785-3910 www.palmettobaymarinahhi.com 10% Off Marina logo items at Charter Office. Skull Creek Marina * Phone: 843-681-8436 www.theskullcreekmarina.com 10% Off transient dockage. 10% Off bottom paint job including haul out and launch.
Hilton Head Island Seahorse Yacht Charters & Deliveries Phone: 843-422-1023 www.captaindiana.com/home 10% discount on our crewed charter rates. 10% Off yacht deliveries or captaining services (power and sail including catamarans).
John’s Island Bohicket Marina & Market Phone: 843-768-1280 www.bohicket.com 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.
Little River BW’s Marina Phone: 843-249-1941 www.bwsmarina.com $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Coquina Yacht Club Phone: 843-249-9333 www.coquinayachtclub.com 25% Off transient dockage.
Heritage Plantation Marina Phone: 843-237-3650 www.heritageplantation.com $1.25/ft daily transient rate & free pump-out.
TENNESSEE Andersonville Stardust Resort & Marina Phone: 865-494-7641 www.stardustmarina.com 10% Off cabin rental. Must show Marinalife card at check-in.
Byrdstown Eagle Cove Marina Phone: 931-864-3456 www.eaglecoveresort.net 5% discount on fuel for all transient boaters. Valid at all Marinas International properties.
Camden Kentucky Lake Birdsong Resort & Marina Phone: 731-584-7880 www.birdsongresort.com 10% Off transient dockage. Reserve a 3 month slip, receive 1 month free. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Stay 3 nights, receive the 4th night free at the hotel. 10% Off parts, service, towing, & boating accessories. $100.00 Off any new boat. $50.00 Off any small outboard engine.
Celina Holly Creek Resort Phone: 931-243-2116 www.hollycreek.com 5% discount on fuel for all transient boaters. Valid at all Marinas International properties.
Guild Hales Bar Marina & Resort Phone: 423-942-9000 www.halesbarmarina.com/ 10% Off transient dockage.
Parsons Perryville Marina Phone: 731-847-2444 www.perryvillemarina.net 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.
Springville Mansard Island Resort and Marina Phone: 731-642-5590 www.mansardisland.com 10% Off transient dockage. 10% Off lodging & camping.
5% discount on fuel for all transient boaters. Valid at all Marinas International properties.
Montgomery Walden Marina Phone: 936-582-1060 www.waldenmarina.com 5% discount on fuel for all transient boaters. Valid at all Marinas International properties. Waterpoint Marina Phone: 936-788-2628 www.waterpointmarina.com/ 25% discount on full day rentals & 15% discount on half day rentals (Boats Only, Mon.-Thurs. with at least 1 day advanced reservation).
Rockport Key Allegro Marina * Phone: 361-729-8264 www.keyallegromarina.com 10% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.
Cuba Landing Marina Phone: 931-296-2822 www.cubalandingmarina.com 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.
Texoma Marina * Phone: 903-523-4308 www.marinequest.com 10% Off slip or cabin rentals.
Austin Emerald Point Marina * Phone: 512-266-1535 www.emeraldpointmarina.com 5% discount on fuel for all transient boaters. Valid at all Marinas International properties.
Corpus Christi Cardinal Maritime Services Phone: 361-443-1940 www.cardinal-maritime.com 10% Off Cardinal Clean & Detail. 15% Off Marine Maintenance/Service.
Flower Mound Twin Coves Marina Phone: 972-724-1804 www.twincovesmarina.com/ 5% discount on fuel for all transient boaters. Valid at all Marinas International properties.
Grapevine Scotts Landing Marina Phone: 817-481-4549 www.scottslandingmarina.com 5% discount on fuel for all transient boaters. Valid at all Marinas International properties. Silver Lake Marina Phone: 817-481-1918 www.silverlakemarina.com 5% discount on fuel for all transient boaters. Valid at all Marinas International properties.
Kemah Marina Del Sol Phone: 281-334-3909 www.marinadelsoltx.com 5% discount on fuel for all transient boaters. Valid at all Marinas International properties.
Lewisville Pier 121 Marina Phone: 972-625-2233 www.Pier121marina.com
Arlington Boaters Planet Phone: 202-215-1300 www.boatersplanet.com Discounts on boat parts & products.
Cape Charles King’s Creek Marina and Resort Phone: 757-331-8640 www.kingscreekmarina.com $0.10 Off per gallon of gas & diesel.
Charles City River’s Rest Marina & Resort Phone: 804-829-2753 www.riversrest.com/ 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Free pump out. 10% Off boat supplies.
Chesapeake Atlantic Yacht Basin Phone: 757-482-2141 www.atlanticyachtbasin.com 10% Off retail store purchases.
Dahlgren Machodoc Creek Marina Phone: 540-663-2741 www.machodoccreek.com/ 20% Off transient dockage. 10% Off parts purchased in store.
Deltaville Chesapeake Cove Marina Phone: 804-776-6855 20% Off transient dockage. Deltaville Marina Phone: 804-776-9812 www.deltavillemarina.com 10% Off transient dockage. $0.05 per gallon of fuel. Deltaville Yachting Center Phone: 804-776-9898 www.dycboat.com 20% Off dockage (not including electric). $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. *
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Dozier’s Regatta Point Phone: 804-776-6711 www.doziermarinegroup.com/ regattapoint/ 25% Off dockage. Fishing Bay Harbor Marina * Phone: 804-776-6800 www.fishingbay.com $0.25 Off per foot transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Norview Marina Phone: 804-776-6463 www.norviewmarina.com 15% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.
Fort Monroe Old Point Comfort Marina Phone: 757-788-4308 www.oldpointcomfortmarina.com/ $1.50/ft/night discount transient rate for Marinalife members. Proof of membership required.
Gloucester Point York River Yacht Haven * Phone: 804-642-2156 www.yryh.net/ Stay for 3 days-Pay for 2.
Hampton Downtown Hampton Public Piers Phone: 757-727-1276 www.downtownhampton.com 20% Off transient dockage excluding electric. Stay 2 nights & get the 3rd night free. Salt Ponds Marina Resort Phone: 757-850-4300 www.saltpondsmarinaresort.com $0.25 per foot off standard rate. Excludes holidays. Sunset Boating Center and Dry Storage Phone: 757-722-3325 www.sunsetboatingcenter.com 20% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.
Hayes Crown Pointe Marina * Phone: 804-642-6177 www.crownpointemarina.com 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.
Heathsville Ingram Bay Marina Phone: 804-580-7292 www.ingrambaymarina.com $0.25 Off per foot discount for Marinalife members. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.
Irvington The Tides Inn Marina * Phone: 804-438-4418 www.tidesinn.com 10% Off transient dockage Sun. - Thurs. Excluding holidays. Registered guests receive $0.05 per gallon discount off pump price. The Tides Lodge Marina Phone: 804-438-6000 www.tidesinn.com 10% Off transient dockage Sun. - Thurs. Excluding holidays.
Tidewater Yacht Marina Phone: 757-393-2525 www.tyamarina.com 10% Off transient dockage (except for holidays and special events). $0.05 Off per gallon of diesel fuel.
Chesapeake Boat Basin * Phone: 804-435-3110 ext. 4 www.chesapeakeboatbasin.com 15% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.
Port Kinsale Marina * Phone: 804-472-2044 www.portkinsale.com 10% Off dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. 10% Off items in the ship store. Excluding beer & wine.
Smith Point Marina Phone: 804-453-4077 www.smithpointmarina.com 15% Off transient dockage. 10% Off hauling fee. 50% Off pumpout.
Hotel Bellwether Phone: 360-392-3100 www.hotelbellwether.com 10% Off at the Lighthouse Bar & Grill in the Hotel Bellwether when you stay a night in the hotel.
White Point Marina, Inc Phone: 804-472-2977 www.whitepointmarina.com 15% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel (cash sales only).
Hope Springs Marina * Phone: 540-659-1128 www.hopespringsmarina.com 20% Off transient dockage.
Smith Mountain Yacht Club Phone: 540-297-4484 www.smithmountainyachtclub.com 3rd night of transient dockage free.
Regent Point Marina Phone: 804-758-4457 www.regentpointmarina.com 20% Off transient dockage.
Deep Creek Landing Phone: 757-877-9555 www.deepcreeklanding.com 10% Off transient dockage.
Dozier’s Point Urbanna Marina Phone: 804-758-0000 www.doziermarinegroup.com/ regattapoint/ $0.25 Off per foot on transient dockage.
Norfolk Bay Point Marina Phone: 757-362-8432 www.littlecreekmarina.com 25% Off dockage. Cobb’s Marina Inc Phone: 757-588-5401 www.cobbsmarina.com 20% Off dockage. Little Creek Marina * Phone: 757-362-3600 www.littlecreekmarina.com 25% Off dockage. Vinings Landing * Phone: 757-587-8000 www.viningslanding.com 25% Off dockage. Waterside Marina Phone: 757-625-3625 www.watersidemarina.com/ 10% Off transient dockage. Willoughby Harbor Marina Phone: 757-583-4150 www.willoughbyharbormarina.com 25% Off dockage.
North Mobjack Bay Marina Inc. * Phone: 804-725-7245 10% Off transient dockage.
Portsmouth Ocean Marine Yacht Center Phone: 757-321-7432 www.oceanmarinellc.com $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel. Portsmouth Boating Center Phone: 757-397-2092 www.portsmouthboating.com 20% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. Complimentary pumpout.
Newport Yacht Basin Phone: 206-267-2535 www.newportyachtbasin.com/ 20% Off first month for permanent moorage.
Semiahmoo Marina Phone: 360-371-0440 www.semiahmoomarina.com 20% Off transient dockage. 10% Off in store.
Brinnon Pleasant Harbor Marina * Phone: 360-796-4611 www.pleasantharbormarina.com $0.10 off per gallon over 100 gallons.
Coupeville Coupeville Wharf Phone: 360-678-5020 www.portofcoupeville.org 10% Off transient dockage. $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel.
Virginia Beach Long Bay Pointe Marina Phone: 757-321-4550 www.longbaypointemarina.com/ $0.05 Off per gallon of fuel. Marina Shores Marina Phone: 757-496-7000 www.marinashores.com/ 10% Off dockage. Rudee’s Inlet Station Marina Phone: 757-422-2999 www.rudeesmarina.com/ 10% Off transient dockage. Virginia Beach Fishing Center Phone: 757-491-8000 www.virginiafishing.com 10% Off transient dockage.
Gig Harbor Harbor Place Marina Phone: 253-851-4270 www.harborplacemarina.com 10% Off dockage.
Seattle Shilshole Bay Marina Phone: 206-787-3006 www.portseattle.org $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.
Tacoma Breakwater Marina * Phone: 253-752-6663 www.breakwatermarina.com 10% Off transient dockage.
Carters Cove Marina Phone: 804-438-5273 www.carterscovemarina.com 10% Off transient dockage.
Hi Seas Marina Phone: 920-834-2565 www.hiseasmarina.com 10% Off dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.
Kingsmill Resort and Marina Phone: 757-253-1703 www.kingsmill.com 10% Off overnight dockage. Daily transient dockage is complimentary. Free appetizers with the purchase of two entrees at the James Landing Grille.
Reefpoint Marina * Phone: 262-633-7171 www.reefpointmarina.org 10% Off transient dockage. 5% Off annual slip.
Harbor Centre Marina * Phone: 920-458-6665 www.harborcentre.com/ $0.25 Off per foot per night. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.
Allyn Port of Allyn Waterfront Park Phone: 360-275-2430 www.portofallyn.com 15% Off dockage.
Anacortes Anacortes Yacht Charters Phone: 360-293-4555 ext. 200 www.ayc.com 5% Off on yacht charter (before tax).
Sturgeon Bay Sturgeon Bay Marine Center Phone: 920-743-3311 www.sturgeonbaymarinas.com 10% Off transient dockage. $0.10 Off per gallon of fuel.
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