Charter Chat: June 2012

From the June, 2012 issue, we update you on news from your favorite charter companies and flotilla events nationally and abroad.
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Bay Breeze adds Gemini Cats to Charter Fleet: Bay Breeze Yacht Charters in Traverse City, Michigan, is now offering Gemini catamarans both for sale and for charter. The company believes cats will take off in the Great Lakes. “Geminis are unique because they are one of the few cruising catamarans that can fit in a standard boat slip and can be trucked over land for delivery,” says Bay Breeze owner Dave Conrad. The first 2012 Gemini 105Mc catamaran will be available this June. bbyc.com 

Conch Turns 25: Located in the heart of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, Conch Yacht Charters has been offering the “Best Deals on Keels” to charter guests for 25 years. During that time, owners Cindy and Brian Chestnut have seen a lot of changes in the islands and the charter industry. We traveled to Tortola to ask how the last quarter century looks from a Conch point of view. conchcharters.com

Horizon expands St. Martin Fleet: On June 1, Horizon Yacht Charters will welcome two new boats to its St. Martin fleet: a 2012 Lagoon 421 and a 2012 Leopard 39. Both boats feature a luxurious owner’s suite in one hull and plentiful seating options in both the saloon and the cockpit, making them ideal Caribbean charter boats. Horizon’s St. Martin base is perched in the heart of the French Caribbean, perfect for a charter itinerary that includes Anguilla and St. Barths. horizonyachtcharters.com

The Moorings and MedSail Announce 10th Anniversary: Registration is now open for the 10th annual Medicine for Mariners and Safety at Sea conference in the British Virgin Islands, hosted by The Moorings and MedSail from February 2-9, 2013. During the weeklong conference, medical professionals and sailors with an interest in medical care in the marine environment will cruise in a flotilla around the BVI. Each evening, a medical seminar taught by the Wilderness Medical Society will be held on a different island. Both crewed yachts and bareboats are available for the event. moorings.com, medicineformariners.com 

Top photo: This 2012 Leopard 39 catamaran debuts in Horizon's St. Martin fleet this month. Courtesy of Leopard Yachts

Bottom photo courtesy of Gemini

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