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60 The Quest for the capture of a Spearfish on fly tackle. 106 Alcalde Juan Carlos BermĂşdez y el secreto de sus triunfos.

140 Markets of the world: Paramaribo, Suriname.

Mercados del mundo: Paramaribo, Suriname.

192 Venezuelas amazing grace stages spectacular come from behind victory at the Casa de Campo Blue Marlin Classic 2017.

216 Proteja sus ojos de los Rayos UV 232 Carnival Vista launches year round service from Port Miami.

260 Private Bahamian destination of princess Cays added to itineraries of Six Carnival Cruise Line ships beginning in May 2017.

234 TecnologĂ­a Marina

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EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK By Pat Ford

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lamingo used to be the gateway to the best redfish and snook flats in the world, but it’s changing fast. I used to fish Flamingo on a regular basis for redfish, snook and tarpon. My favorite area was Snake Bight’s pole and troll zone. The water was usually crystal clear over lush grass beds. Recently the water east of Flamingo has been declining for any number of reasons decreased fresh water flow, algae blooms, dying grass beds, just to name a few of the more popular causes. Whatever the cause that area id pretty much a bowl of mud now water the color of chocolate milk, dead grass and no fish. Capt Richard Black summed it up when he told me that my days of taking underwater photos of redfish were over. The area of dead water seems to be expanding and even the areas that still hold fish are still more turbid than they ever were before. If this pattern continues this once rich fishery will be destroyed forever and the photos I’ve taken over the years will be in a museum somewhere in a gallery titled “The Way it Used to Be”.

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THE QUEST FOR THE CAPTURE OF A SPEARFISH ON FLY TACKLE By Dr. Martín Aróstegui

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few years ago, two of my fly-fishing friends started talking about attempting to complete the International Game Fish Association’s Billfish Royal Slam on fly tackle. The Royal Slam in a prestigious award that is given to those anglers that are able to catch all the billfish of the world. So far a number of anglers have completed the Slam using conventional tackle with bait, but no angler has been able to complete this feat using fly fishing equipment. I had been fishing for billfish on fly for many years and was lucky enough to catch a number of different species. After reviewing my catches, I decided that I also had a chance to accomplish this feat. One of the billfish I was missing was the elusive short bill spearfish. This fish is extremely rare and can only be found in waters of the Pacific Ocean for short periods of time during the months of February and March.

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I soon decided that this was my next target in this very difficult quest and contacted an expert guide with a reputation for finding these fish in Kona Hawaii. Kevin Nakamaru is indeed a great guide with extensive experience in fishing for all billfish in Hawaiian waters. We organized to go on our fishing quest for the spearfish in Kona Hawaii during the month of March. Just as we arrived, the weather turned ugly and we had to attempt fishing in very rough seas. For two days we fished in rough waters without success. The third day turned out to be very nice and we were hoping that our luck would change. At mid day, Kevin’s mates jumped on the deck and started teasing the fish that had appeared behind the teasers into casting range. I made my fly cast and moved the fly in order to attract the fish. Suddenly the fish turned towards the fly and attacked it aggressively. I set the hook and the fight started. The spearfish jumped multiple times and my wife Roberta who was the official cameraperson was able to capture the struggle with multiple photos. After the capture, we released the spearfish alive and unharmed so that it could fight another day. I think that my readers already know that I am a strong conservationist and release most of my fish alive. I hope to continue my quest very soon and will keep all of you informed on my progress. To complete the Billfish Royal Slam, an angler must catch the following billfish. Atlantic Sailfish, Pacific Sailfish, Atlantic Blue Marlin, Pacific Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Spearfish, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin and Swordfish.

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LA CAPTURA DE UN SPEARFISH (AGUJA DEL PACรFICO) CON EQUIPO DE MOSCA

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ace unos años, dos de mis amigos de la pesca con mosca empezaron a hablar de intentar completar el Billfish Royal Slam de la Asociación Internacional de Pesca Deportiva. El Royal Slam es un premio de prestigio que se otorga a los pescadores que son capaces de capturar a todos los peces de pico del mundo. Hasta este momento una serie de pescadores han completado el Slam utilizando equipo convencional con carnada, pero ningún pescador ha sido capaz de completar esta hazaña con equipo de pesca con mosca. Había estado pescando peces de pico con equipo de mosca por muchos años y fui bastante afortunado en haber capturado un número de diversas especies. Después de revisar mis capturas, decidí que yo también tenía la oportunidad de lograr esta hazaña. Uno de los peces que me faltaba era el escurridizo spearfish de pico corto. Este pez es extremadamente raro y sólo se puede encontrar en las aguas del Océano Pacífico por períodos cortos de tiempo, durante los meses de febrero y marzo.

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Pronto decidí que éste era mi siguiente objetivo en esta búsqueda muy difícil y me puse en contacto con un guía experto con una reputación de encontrar estos peces en Kona, Hawaii. Kevin Nakamarues de hecho un gran guía con una amplia experiencia en la pesca de todos los peces de pico en las aguas de Hawaii. Nos organizamos para ir en nuestra aventura de pesca para capturar el spearfish en Kona Hawaii, durante el mes de marzo. Justo cuando llegamos, el tiempo se tornó feo y tuvimos que intentar pescar en un mar muy agitado. Durante dos días pescamos en aguas turbulentas sin éxito. El tercer día resultó ser muy agradable y esperábamos que nuestra suerte cambiaría. Al mediodía, los marineros de Kevin saltaron sobre la cubierta y comenzaron a atraer dos peces que habían aparecido detrás de los teasers. Cuando los peces estaban al alcanse, hice mi lanzamiento de mosca para atraer a los peces. De repente, los peces se volvieron hacia la mosca y la atacaron agresivamente. Clavé el anzuelo y la pelea comenzó. El spearfish saltó varias veces y mi esposa Roberta, que era la fotógrafa oficial fue capaz de capturar la lucha con múltiples fotos. Después de la captura, liberamos el spearfish vivo e ileso para que pudiera luchar otro día. Creo que mis lectores ya saben que soy un conservacionista fuerte y que libero la mayor parte de mis peces vivos. Espero continuar mi búsqueda muy pronto y los mantendré informados sobre mi progreso. Para completar el Billfish Royal Slam, un pescador debe capturar las siguientes especies: Pez vela del Atlántico, Pez vela del Pacífico, Aguja azul atlántica, Aguja azul del Pacífico, Aguja blanca, Spearfish, Marlin negro, Marlin rayado y Pez espada.

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ALCALDE JUAN CARLOS BERMUDEZ Y EL SECRETO DE SUS TRIUNFOS Entrevista exclusiva de Pedro Díaz Presidente y Editor de Sol y Mar Magazine Fotos: Ciudad de Doral y el Autor

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de distintos paises, no solamente del Caribe y América Latina, sino de Europa y Asia que vienen a comprar al International Mall, al Dolphin Mall y a nuestras tiendas. Hoy en dia tenemos un gran crecimiento en calidad de vida en restaurantes, en el área del down town, donde hay mucho entretenimiento y existen parques y áreas donde caminar y pasear que es una gran oportunidad para las personas que nos vienen a visitar. Obviamente, somos una comunidad basada en negocios. Tenemos casi 14,000 negocios, que son tan grandes como CARNIVAL Cruise Lines y UNIVISION, asi como otras compañias más pequeñas que están empezando a hacer negocios con Asia, América Latina y el Caribe. Recientemente inauguramos un nuevo centro comercial, el City Place, con numerosos restaurantes nacionales que nunca antes habian estado en la Florida, los cuales por primera vez escogieron a Doral como su primera ciudad para establecerse, lo cual es muy positivo” ¿Cuál es su visión de la Ciudad de Doral para los próximos años? “Regresar a las metas y los valores que teniamos originalmente. El crecimiento de nuestra ciudad debe ser bien planificado y organizado. Debemos volver a tener una filosofia en que en los oficiales electos, la administración y los empleados haya una percepción de ética y transparencia hacia los residentes que confirme que somos accesibles y una comunidad sólida. Obviamente vamos a continuar trabajando en otros temas que son importantes para la ciudad, como mejorar el sistema de tránsito dentro de la ciudad y en la región; terminar algunos parques y comenzar otros y mejorar la infraestructura como parte de una ciudad en crecimiento. Y siempre ser claro con el votante, el residente, el visitante y el negociante para que la confianza en el gobierno no se pierda.”

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• Una de las ciudades de más rápido crecimiento en Estados Unidos (Fuente: Censo de 2014) • El mejor lugar para invertir en bienes raíces en la Florida - artículo de NerdWallet. • La mejor ciudad de Florida para empresas iniciales por Business Week. Feb, 2015 • Nombrada por Forbes.com la # 2 de las 25 mejores ciudades de América para vivir bien por sus servicios culturales, entornos pro-empresariales y mano de obra altamente educada. • Premiada Playful City EE.UU. 2010-2014. • Se le otorga a Tree City USA 2008-2013. • Reconocida por el Centro de Medidas de Desempeño de la ICMA para los logros en la gestión del desempeño. • Ciudad de Doral se ubica en el lugar 51 entre los 100 mejores lugares para vivir y lanzar un negocio en los Estados Unidos de América por CNNMoney.com. • Nombrada el tercer mejor lugar en los EEUU para retirarse por US News & World Report. • El 96,4% de los residentes recomendaría Doral como un lugar para vivir y trabajar • Y el 95.6% calificó la calidad de vida como buena / excelente. • Más de 2.600 empresas relacionadas con el comercio y la logística (Transporte y Almacenamiento y Comercio Mayorista)

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• Más de 250 Sedes de Compañías • Más de 100 Empresas Multinacionales • Más de 50 instituciones bancarias y financieras • # 1 Distrito de baldosas en los Estados Unidos • El hogar de la Zona Franca de Miami, una de las mayores zonas de comercio exterior de propiedad privada y operada en Norteamérica, con más de 850.000 pies cuadrados (78.968 metros cuadrados) de instalaciones • Posee una próspera y vibrante industria del turismo con más de 20 hoteles, incluyendo Trump National Doral, que es el hogar del famoso Blue Monster Golf Course

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MARKETS OF THE WORLD

PARAMARIBO, SURINAME By Dr. Martin Arรณstegui

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number of years ago, my friend Pat Ford sent me a photo of a strange, prehistoric looking fish that our friend Larry Dahlberg caught while fishing in the Kabalebo River in the country of Suriname. On short notice I was arranging a trip to fish for these river monsters. My adventure took me to the Kabalebo Nature Resort, where I quickly became friends with the owner Mr. Karel Dawson. Over the years, I got to fish in this wonderful and secluded river, deep in the rainforests of this South American Country with my son Martini. This place is so remote that we got to see many wild animals that most people only dream of. One of the highlights of visiting Suriname was our trip to the market in the capital city of Paramaribo. The aromas of strange spices as well as the sight of many things I never imagined were edible always fascinate me. I feel lucky that my fishing adventures have taken me to so many wonderful places to explore. The following is a photo essay of my adventures in the Kabalebo River and the markets of Suriname.

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MERCADOS DEL MUNDO

PARAMARIBO, SURINAME Por Dr. Martin Arรณstegui

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ace varios años, mi amigo Pat Ford me envió una foto de un extraño y prehistórico pez que nuestro amigo Larry Dahlberg capturó, mientras pescaba en el río Kabalebo en el país de Suriname. A corto plazo estaba organizando un viaje para pescar a estos monstruos del río. Mi aventura me llevó al Kabalebo Nature Resort, donde rápidamente me hice amigo del dueño Sr. Karel Dawson. A lo largo de los años, pude pescar con mi hijo Martini en este río maravilloso y aislado, en las profundidades de los bosques tropicales de este país sudamericano. Este lugar es tan remoto que llegamos a ver muchos animales salvajes que la mayoría de la gente sólo sueña en ver. Uno de los puntos destacados a visitar en Surinam fue nuestro viaje al mercado en la ciudad capital de Paramaribo. Los aromas de especias extrañas, así como poder ver muchas cosas que nunca imaginé fuesen comestibles siempre me fascinan. Me siento afortunado de que mis aventuras de pesca me han llevado a explorar tantos lugares maravillosos. Este es un ensayo fotográfico de mis aventuras en el río Kabalebo y los mercados de Suriname que espero les guste y disfruten tanto como yo.

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Exclusive interview with Dr. Martin Aróstegui a President and Editor of Sol y Mar Magazine, in the program “Cont 188

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VENEZUELAS AMAZING GRACE STAGES SPECTACULAR COME FROM BEHIND VICTORY AT THE CASA DE CAMPO BLUE MARLIN CLASSIC 2017 By Rick Alvarez

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ay one started out hot and heavy with a total of 29 blue marlin releases by the tournament fleet. At the end of the day it was Florida’s Fa La Me that took the daily with four blue marlin releases but was closely followed only one release behind by Emily, Team Supreme, Blue Bird and Mama Who each with three blues

released. That night participants were treated to fun filled St. Patrick’s Day Celebration hosted by Presidente Beer (their logo color happens to be Irish green) complete with Irish Jigs performed by green clad dancers, lots of beer and great music in traditional Irish style. Day two dawned very breezy and cool with the wind out of the Northeast and boats encountered rough seas with a current change that had taken place overnight. Only 14 blues were released that day, considered very slow by Casa de Campo customary standards. Fa La Me continued to hold on to the lead adding two more blues to their total with Mama Who adding 3 blues to their total and only a few points behind the leader.  Top boat for the day and winning the Daily however was Auspicious, having had no releases on day one due to mechanical problems their four releases on day 2 put them in contention. The much needed Lay Day came the next day to recover from the rough second day.  The traditional Sporting Clays competition was held that morning and in the afternoon the now infamous Donkey Polo match took place at the Equestrian Center with participants enjoying Emilio’s world class hot dogs along with adult beverages and soft drinks while they cheered on their favorite riders. On the third and final day the stage was set for an exciting finish between the two leaders with an additional three boats within striking distance.  However, what ensued that day nobody expected.  Amazing Grace released the fleet’s first blue of the day bringing their total for the tournament to 3 and Chaser released the fleet’s second a few minutes later brining the latter’s tournament total to 4, but those releases had no effect on the standings.  The third blue of the day belonged to Fa La Me thus solidifying their place atop the leader board.  And then at five minutes to 11:00AM Amazing Grace released another blue and proceeded to release four more in the span of two and a half hours bringing their total to six for the day.  Chaser gave chase (pardon the

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pun) by releasing 3 more and when the dust settled at lines out Amazing Grace had lived up to their name having amazingly moved from ninth place to win the tournament one blue ahead of Fa La Me while Chaser had gone from seventh to finish in third. At the Awards Banquet that evening held in the Flamboyan Room of the elegant Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, Amazing Grace took the day 3 Daily, the Last Day Shootout, and first place in both Overall pools. Additionally they took home a fortune in luxury sponsor prizes and bragging rights for a whole year.  Fa La Me finished Second and Chaser Third with their angler Garrett Penley as Top Individual Angler.  Our thanks to the staff and management of Marina Casa de Campo and Casa de Campo Resort & Villas for their outstanding support and cooperation. Save the dates for 2018 when the ‘Reel March Madness’ Casa de Campo Blue Marlin Classic will be held from March 7th thru the 11th.  Don’t Miss it!

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cada una. Esa noche los participantes disfrutaron de una divertida celebración del día de San Patricio auspiciada por Cerveza Presidente (el color de su logotipo es verde irlandés). Todos se divirtieron viendo las danzas típicas presentadas por bailarinas vestidas de verde, mucha cerveza y excelente música tradicional. El segundo día de pesca amaneció con una fuerte y fresca brisa del Noreste y las embarcaciones se encontraron con el mar bastante revuelto con un cambio de corriente que había ocurrido durante la noche.  Solamente 14 azules fueron liberadas ese día lo cual resultó muy por debajo del acostumbrado estándar en Casa de Campo.  Fa La Me continuó en primer lugar añadiendo dos azules a su total con Mama Who logrando tres liberaciones colocándolos a pocos puntos del primer lugar.  La embarcación ganadora del pote del día colocándose al alcance de los primeros con 4 azules fue Auspicious quienes no habían podido pescar el día anterior por problemas mecánicos. El siguiente día fue el muy necesitado Día de Descanso (Lay Day) para los participantes poder recuperarse del fuerte mar del día anterior.  La tradicional competencia de Tiro de Platos tomo lugar en la mañana y en la tarde el famoso partido de Polo en Burro se celebró en el Centro de Equitación donde la diversión incluyó perros caliente de Emilio’s, bebidas

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para adultos y refrescos, mientras los participantes animaban a sus jinetes favoritos. En el tercer y último día el escenario prometía una emocionante conclusión entre los dos equipos delanteros y otros tres que se encontraban al alcance. Sin embargo, resultó algo que nadie esperaba.  Amazing Grace liberó el primer marlin azul del día dándoles un total de 3 en el certamen y minutos después Chaser liberó un azul para darles un total de 4 pero estos no tuvieron efecto en el marcador.  El tercer marlin azul del dia fue de Fa La Me solidificando su primer lugar. Y en eso, faltando 5 minutos para las 11:00AM Amazing Grace registró otro azul y liberaron 4 más durante las próximas dos horas y media para un total de seis en el día.  Chaser por su parte liberó tres más y al concluir la jornada con la señal de retirar carnadas del agua Amazing Grace sorprendentemente había saltado de noveno lugar al primero con un marlin azul más que Fa La Me mientras que Chaser había saltado a tercer lugar desde el séptimo. En el banquete de premiación esa noche celebrado en el Salón Flamboyán del elegante Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, el Amazing Grace recibió el pote del tercer dia, el otro pote del Shootout del ultimo día, y el primer lugar en ambos potes generales del evento.  Además recibieron una fortuna en lujosos regalos de los patrocinadores del evento y el derecho de alardear durante todo un año.  Fa La Me terminó en segundo lugar y Chaser en tercero con su pescador Garrett Penley ganándose la corona del pescador de mayor puntuación.  Agradecemos a los empleados y ejecutivos de Marina Casa de Campo y de Casa de Campo Resort & Villas por su valioso apoyo y cooperación. Anoten las fechas para el 2018 cuando el Casa de Campo International Blue Marlin Classic tomará lugar del 7 al 11 de Marzo. ¡No se lo pierdan!    SOL & MAR MAGAZINE

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ort Miami welcomed Carnival Cruise Line’s newest, largest and most innovative ship, Carnival Vista, when it arrived yesterday to kick off a year-round schedule of six and eight day cruises to the Caribbean. To officially welcome Carnival Vista to its Miami homeport, Carnival Vista Captain Stefano Battinelli and Port Miami Assistant Director Fred Wong participated in a traditional maritime plaque exchange prior to the ship’s inaugural departure from Miami. As the line’s newest ship, Carnival Vista takes cruising to new heights, introducing groundbreaking features such as Sky Ride, a suspended open-air cycling experience; the world’s first IMAX® Theatre on a ship; Kaleid-O-Slide, the line’s first water tube slide, part of the ship’s massive Water Works aqua park; and the Red Frog Pub & Brewery featuring the first brewery on a North American-based cruise ship. Island-Intensive Caribbean Cruises from Miami Carnival Vista kicked off its new schedule from Port Miami with a special sixday cruise to Grand Turk, Ocho Rios and Nassau.  The ship will then launch a year-round schedule of six- and eight-day cruises beginning with an eight-day voyage.  Six-day cruises feature Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman and Cozumel, while a mix of different eight-day itineraries visit some of the Caribbean’s most sought-after destinations, including Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Kitts, St. Maarten and La Romana (Dominican Republic). The ship will also offer a combination of one-time voyages, that offer an exciting selection of ports including the Caribbean’s newest destination, Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic, as well as Mahogany Bay, Grand Turk, Belize, San Juan, St. Thomas and Cozumel, depending on the itinerary.  In addition to visiting breathtaking Caribbean destinations, guests can experience all the Carnival Vista has to offer from the colorful Havana area with tropics-inspired staterooms and suites and Family Harbor with special accommodations and a new family concierge to delicious choices like Seafood Shack and new al fresco options at the Fahrenheit 555 steakhouse, Bonsai Sushi and Cherry On Top, featuring a mixed-to-order premium ice cream bar.

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Stunning Tropical Destination Offers Beautiful White-Sand Beaches and Wide Variety of Activities, Including Snorkeling, Kayaking, Water sports and More

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PRIVATE BAHAMIAN DESTINATION OF PRINCESS CAYS ADDED TO ITINERARIES OF SIX CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE SHIPS BEGINNING IN MAY 2017 SOL & MAR MAGAZINE

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he private Bahamian destination of Princess Cays has been added to the itineraries of six different Carnival Cruise Line ships beginning in May 2017. Carnival Cruise Line ships are expected to make 40 calls to Princess Cays in 2017 and 98 the following year.  Located on the southern tip of the island of Eleuthera in The Bahamas and operated by Carnival’s sister company Princess Cruises, Princess Cays is a breathtaking tropical oasis where vacationers can relax on miles of unspoiled white-sand beaches and swim in crystal clear waters teeming with tropical fish.  The facility includes a 40-acre complex highlighted by an observation tower offering panoramic views of the island, along with bars, restaurants and retail shops with local crafts, souvenirs and artwork.   A complimentary barbeque lunch service featuring an array of delicious choices is also offered.  Princess Cays is connected by a series of paved paths that lead to palm tree-dotted beaches where clamshells and private bungalows are available for rent.  A variety of shore excursions – from dune buggy adventures and glass bottom boat tours to paddle boarding, windsurfing and kayaking – are also available.   Various operational enhancements, including the addition of larger, more efficient tenders to facilitate getting guests ashore quickly and comfortably, are currently underway. Princess Cays will be featured on the following Carnival itineraries in 2017: select seven-day cruises aboard Carnival Pride from Baltimore; five-day voyages aboard Carnival Ecstasy from Charleston, S.C.; eight-day sailings on Carnival Conquest from Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; five-day voyages on Carnival Elation from Jacksonville, Fla.; four- day voyages aboard Carnival Liberty from Port Canaveral, Fla.; and four-day cruises aboard Carnival Sensation from Miami. “At Carnival, we’re always looking for new and exciting destinations for our guests and Princess Cays is a beautiful island paradise with gorgeous beaches and an array of ‘fun-in-the-sun’ activities that our guests will really enjoy experiencing on their vacation,”  said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.  

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Princess Cays is one of several private destinations and cruise facilities operated by Carnival Corporation. Others include Half Moon Cay (Bahamas), Grand Turk (Turks & Caicos), Puerta Maya (Cozumel), Mahogany Bay (Roatan) and Amber Cove (Dominican Republic).  For additional information and reservations on Carnival’s cruise offerings, contact any travel agent, call 1-800-CARNIVAL or visit carnival.com.

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TECHNOLOGY CONTROL HEAD OFFERS LONGEST SHIFTING LIFE Whether on a crabber fishing the Bering Sea or an express sedan island hopping in the Caribbean Sea, Twin Disc’s newest, commercial-grade EC300 Power Commander propulsion control system provides superior transmission and throttle handling. All single and twin lever control heads now feature contactless sensors for a long, reliable service life. On the forefront of marine technology, the EC300 has a magnetic, contactless Hall Effect sensor for monitoring lever position. It outlasts other electromechanical/potentiometer type sensors and provides the longest shifting service life available. In a test that involved over four million cycles, the EC300 did not have a single loss of lever position signal. With a Twin Disc Quickshift® transmission, it’s also more sensitive. Minute lever adjustments translate into instant transmission response. The first 25 degrees of lever travel provide slow-speed trolling; the following 30 degrees control engine RPMs. This is critical for maneuverability, whether pushing a tow or backing down on a marlin. www.twindisc.com

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TECHNOLOGY LAKE MURRAY DOCK REBUILT WITH GOLDEN BOAT LIFTS Lake Murray is just west of Columbia, South Carolina. It offers the communities that dot its 500 miles of scenic shoreline a boating and fishing paradise. One of these, Cherokee Shores Home Owners Association, needed to replace its deteriorating floating dock. Its residents chose Rough Water Docks to install a permanent pier and 4-post lifts from industry leader Golden Boat Lifts. Rough Water Docks installed a mix of 7,500 and 10,000 lb. capacity 4-Post lifts. With piles that are barely 12” above the dock’s platform, the lifts’ low profile are perfect for the idyllic setting. Cherokee Shores didn’t have lifts before the renovation. As they put their boats in this spring, they’ll soon realize what Golden Boat Lift owners the world over know: storing a vessel out of the water keeps it clean and fast, and increases its resale value. The 4-Post lift is Golden Boat Lifts’ biggest seller. Warranties for 15 years, it’s manufactured in the USA of rugged, fully welded 6061 T6 marine-grade aluminum and the highest quality stainless steel. The company’s durable Sea-Drive® provides the muscle. It’s backed by a 10-year warranty, but in over 18,000 manufactured, not one has ever failed. www.goldenboatlifts.com

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TECHNOLOGY NEW COMPLETE ANCHORING SYSTEMS INCLUDE 25% MORE ROPE Whether used as a primary anchor or conveniently-stowed backup, Fortress Marine Anchors are well-known for their exceptional holding capability. Now, the company is offering two of its most popular models in convenient, Complete Anchoring Systems that include chain, a shackle and 25% more rope than the competition for safer sets and anchoring in deeper water. Fortress anchors are made in the USA from a rust-proof, marine-grade aluminummagnesium alloy. They’re incredibly lightweight, yet provide superior holding to steel anchors weighing twice as much. Additionally, they’re quick and easy to assemble and take apart. Two large, precision-machined and sharpened flukes ensure that Fortress anchors set fast and dig deep. Unlike others, they’re easily adjusted from a 32° angle for use in sand and clay to 45° for soft mud. Unique Mud Palms are included to optimize setting performance in problem soft bottoms. www.fortressanchors.com

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TECHNOLOGY PASSIONATE ADVENTURE DEFINES LUXURY TENDER There’s a sense of passionate adventure that comes with the yachting lifestyle. Argos Nautic’s 305 indulges this notion. It’s a compact, lightweight 11’ RIB tender that’s as much at home exploring a secluded cay in Exuma as it is Miami Beach. A 305 owner doesn’t have to search to find his boat among a sea of lookalike utilitarian tenders; it stands apart in a sea of sameness. Designed by Patrizio Facheris, its pedigreed Italian styling is a marriage of lithe form and opulent comfort. No detail has been overlooked—every component was chosen not out of convenience, but to expand and augment the overall design. The 305 is customizable to the point of being a bespoke vessel. Some opt to match the tender to its mothership, others gravitate towards the newest, trendiest palette of color and texture. Each is an exclusive, one-of-a-kind creation that reflects the individuality of its owner. Nothing of luxury is devoid of grace and the premium 305 is no exception. Its wellappointed interior is striking. Its teak and holly flooring are a counterpoint to the glossiness of its silky interior. The sumptuous seating and thoughtful design offer ample space for four. Hidden storage compartments abound, providing even more interior room. Even the LED lighting sets a mood that is unmistakably Argos Nautic.

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TECHNOLOGY SUZUKI REPOWER LAUNCHES OWNER S EDGE PROGRAM Suzuki RePower by Mastry, a Yanmar Company, has launched Owner’s Edge. The membership program is an integrated initiative to provide superior service to its expanding customer base and market the benefits of repowering a boat. Owner’s Edge provides members with a generous Trade Allowance Program that’s based on engine age and hours. Additionally, it includes 24/7 access to a Mastry employee through its private hotline, exclusive discounts on products and services, and invitations to educational seminars and local instore events. There are eight Suzuki RePower Centers throughout the southeast, with more planned. Even well-maintained boats eventually begin to lose power as their engines age. A cost-effective alternative to replacing the vessel is to repower with high-output, lightweight, four-stroke Suzuki outboards. www.suzukirepower.com

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TECHNOLOGY WATERMAKER OFFERS INSTALLATION FLEXIBILITY Even on large vessels, machinery spaces tend to be cramped and have reduced accessibility. Knowing this, FCI Watermakers offers its renowned high-efficiency Neptune+ Series in a convenient, modular configuration for a wide variety of flexible installations. It delivers 1,275–9,500 gallons of pure, fresh water every day. Refitting large framed or skid-mounted watermakers commonly requires cutting the deck—an enormous added expense. With FCI’s Neptune+ Modular, individual components are easily brought into the engine room through a door or hatch. Once inside, they can be installed wherever access needs and the space dictate. www.fciwatermakers.com

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Sol y Mar Magazine Edición 43  

Sol y Mar Magazine es la primera y única revista digital bilingüe en el mundo que incluye turismo, pesca, propiedades frente al mar e indust...

Sol y Mar Magazine Edición 43  

Sol y Mar Magazine es la primera y única revista digital bilingüe en el mundo que incluye turismo, pesca, propiedades frente al mar e indust...

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