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MarineMax Vacations Wins Virgin Islands Reader’s Choice Award

Virgin Islands Property & Yacht has named MarineMax Vacations the best BVI yacht charter company as part of their Reader’s Choice awards.

Beginning with nominations in June, the voting-based award included 13 other charter companies, all operating in the BVIs.

VIPY-RCA-BADGE“We are not the oldest or the largest charter company in the BVI, so it is a tremendous honor to be recognized as the best BVI charter yacht company this year among the respected companies we were up against,” said Raul Bermudez, vice president of MarineMax Vacations.

Officially the youngest charter company in the British Virgin Island, MarineMax Vacations, is the faster growing division under the MarineMax moniker. The company operated a fleet of power and sailing catamarans, all based out of Tortola.

The 2015 Awards is the 5th Annual Virgin Island Property & Yacht Reader’s Choice Awards and generated record-setting numbers this year. “The popularity of this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards is a reflection of the extensive reach, engagement and response that the magazine generates. The voting numbers were staggering,” said Erin Paviour-Smith, Account Manager for Virgin Islands Property & Yacht.

Too learn more about MarineMax Vacations, visit their website at, or call them toll-free at 888-461-5497 or 813-644-8071.


Source: PassageMaker

Map of Flooded Waterway Areas South of Myrtle Beach, SC

At Bucksport cruising visitors will discover all new docks, new power pedestals, a newly reopened on-site restaurant, clean – climate controlled showers and laundromat, as well as a warm welcome for the cruising communityOsprey MarinaParticular attention needs to be paid to the Waterway through the Waccamaw River south of the “Rockpile” in Myrtle Beach. Concerned cruisers should call one of SSECN’s two SPONSORS in that area, Bucksport Marina, 843-397-5566 or Osprey Marina, 843-215-5353 for the latest conditions which are changing constantly at this date.

Horry County map shows projected river flooding locations in Conway, Myrtle Beach areas
With the Waccamaw River expected to crest several feet above flood stage later this week, Horry County has published a map of areas along the Waccamaw River that could potentially flood.
The map is based on river predictions made by the National Weather Service in Wilmington, N.C.
Food stage for the river is 11 feet, but as of Monday the river already stood at 14.5 feet. It’s forecast to reach 16.1 feet on Thursday, and remain at 16 feet or higher through Friday.
For a street by street perspective, you can view a high-resolution of the flood map on the Horry County Government website by clicking here.

Dark blue areas on the map are estimated at 16 feet and the green areas are estimated at Hurricane Floyd (1999) record levels, which were 17.8 ft.

Although the county map shows flooding mostly along the Waccamaw River, it also predicts flooding in the Socastee and Forestbrook communities along the Intracoastal Waterway between the Fantasy Harbour Bridge and the waterway’s junction with the Waccamaw River south of S.C. 544.

Flooding is particularly likely on both sides of the Intracoastal waterway in Forestbrook area, as well as the Socastee swamp, a tributary of the waterway that divides the Forestbrook and Arrowhead communities.

Horry County police, along with members of the National Guard, will set up 14 checkpoints along the Waccamaw River to provide security for those property owners and assist the community with any concerns or issues they may encounter, said Horry County spokeswoman Lisa Bourcier.

Boat patrol units will be provided by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources to assist with security of those flooded properties, Bourcier said.

Horry County Fire-Rescue will continue to have a presence in those flooded areas and will assist residents who chose to evacuate from their homes.

Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s South Carolina Directory Listing For Bucksport Marina

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Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s South Carolina Marina Directory Listing For Osprey Marina

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Source: cruisers net

Happenings on Charlotte Harbor, Punta Gorda, FL, October 9, 2015

Punta Gorda, Florida - a GREAT cruising destination

There is always plenty to do around Charlotte Harbor, as you will see from the list of events below. Punta Gorda, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is on Western Florida’s Charlotte Harbor/Peace River. Whether you are moored in Punta Gorda’s mooring field or berthed at Fishermen’s Village Marina, also A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, you will enjoy your visit to beautiful Charlotte Harbor!

Happy Friday!

New Weekly Happenings just posted!

Charlotte Harbor & The Gulf Islands
18500 Murdock Circle, B104
Port Charlotte, FL 33948

Click Here To View the Western Florida Cruisers’ Net Anchorage Directory Listing For Punta Gorda Waterfront Anchorage

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Click Here To View the Western Florida Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Fishermen’s Village

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Source: cruisers net

16th Annual Smoke on the Water, October 16-17, Washington, NC, on the Pamlico River, off the AICW

Smoke on the Water is one of the Signature Events held annually in Washington. It returns with much fanfare on October 16th and 17th. Smoke features a BBQ cookoff, chili cook, fire engine pulls, show, vendors and artists. The Pamlico River proved the perfect spot for dragon boat races last year, and this year the event will grow to 24 teams! While you are in Washington for Smoke on the Water, be sure to take in the Fine Arts Show presented by Arts of the Pamlico. Rounding out the weekend is a featured concert at Festival Park on Sunday. The Time of My Life tour with The Afters, Chris August, and more is presented by the Bridge FM.


Click Here To View the North Carolina Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For the Washington City Docks

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Source: cruisers net