The 22nd Annual Marlow Spring Rendezvous

Dusky 33 XF center console with crew heading out fishing.

Port Royal, then and now.

Gordon Pass then and now.

Gordon Pass, then and now.

Naples City Dock now.

Naples City Dock in 1940.

Naples Pier, then and now.

Port Royal, then and now. .

Elaborate sculptures are made every year at the Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival.

Learn how to re-float your boat after it runs aground.

Pearl Yachts 80

Grand Banks 60 off Point Judith RI

Hinckley Dasher, world’s first fully electric luxury yacht, debuted at the Newport International Boat Show.

Hinckley Dasher, world’s first fully electric luxury yacht, debuted at the Newport International Boat Show.

Hinckley Dasher, world’s first fully electric luxury yacht, debuted at the Newport International Boat Show.

Hinckley Dasher, world’s first fully electric luxury yacht, debuted at the Newport International Boat Show.

Bleached Anemone and a False-Clownfish

Christmas Island: photo by Kara Murphy

Christmas Island: photo by Kara Murphy

Great White Wall: photo by Kara Murphy

A band of sea turtles swim on site of Lady Elliot Island

Ray play in the waters of Lady Elliot Island

An underwater scene from Raja Ampat: photo by Kara Murphy

Jellyfish everywhere in Raja Ampat: photo by Kara Murphy

Idyllic Similan Island waters await: photo by Kara Murphy

Sailors from the 2016 Charleston Race Week. Photo: Tim Wilkes

The Sugar Sand Walk features a creation by master sculptor Patrick Harsch.

The interesting shape of the pool at Playa Largo Resort & Spa offers a variety of options and views for sunning or shade. Family friendly movies are shown on a movie screen that drops down from the large trellis over the pool.

Whether you prefer sun or shade, you’ll enjoy a water view on the pool deck.

Chandeliers in the Tavernier Ballroom are fashioned like bubbles rising to the surface as if you’re under water.

Sol by the Sea offers casual dining just steps away from the marina docks.

Playa Largo Resort & Spa

the lobby makes for a convenient meeting spot for light bites and happy hour drinks.

The ceviche and sushi restaurant Las Olas (above) is just off the lobby

IGY Marina’s Isle del Sol in St. Maarten. Photo: IGY Marinas

New Nor-Tech 450 with 5 Mercury Verado 400’s. Photo:


A sweeping T-Top design provides a range of features. Photo:

The interior cabin contains a full-sized head with shower. Photo:

Natural light floods the 450’s spacious interior with luxury amenities. Photo:

The console functions as the command center for the boat. Photo:

The carbon fiber console serves as boat’s control center. Photo:

Ingenious use of space in the master offers a port-side head that’s separated from the shower courtesy of frosted glass doors that swing outward.

There’s room for two at the helm.

Jeanneau has a long-standing relationship with the Italian design and engineering firm Garoni Design that developed the sleek-looking profile of the Leader 46

C-shaped seating is slightly raised for great views all around. Ingenious use of

Pete’s Pub is a Bahamian must-see!

The Leopard 43 powercat offers the stability and broad foredeck for picking up mooring balls.

The forward door enables convenient centerline access from bow to stern.

The salon layout provides ample storage and enables efficient freedom of movement with natural light for enjoying the outside elements. The door and windows open wide to the aft deck creating a large living area

Flybridge relaxation, entertaining and sightseeing can’t be beat with a view like this.

Alfresco meals on the aft deck are protected from the occasional tropical shower thanks to the large flybridge.

D2 discovered one of the largest aggregations of Brisingid sea stars anyone on the ship had ever seen.

NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer berthed at the NOAA Ford Island facility located in the middle of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

H2OBX rendering of facilities bar and restrooms at the water park. Photo: h20bx

Remnants from the site’s rainwater collection basin

The old brig still remains as the naval base’s military prison.

Worn and weary, this guard shack remains at the old NAVFAC facility

A rustic gasoline pump still displays prices from the 1960s.

Large wave astern of NOAA ship DELAWARE II off the New England coast. Photo courtesy of NOAA

The NOAA vessel Fairweather approaches one of many data buoys, which provide real-time information critical for understanding and predicting El Niño and La Niña events, ocean currents, rogue waves, and more. photo courtesy of NOAA

A restaurant in the colonial town of Trinidad

A horse and carriage make their way down a cobbled street in Trinidad

A vintage auto in Trinidad

Sunrise illuminates the mountains in southern Cuba

Children on their way to school near the Bay of Pigs;

Socialist propaganada at a factory

Havana’s colonial quarter rises from the heart of the city.

Panama hats and Che Guevara adorn a souvenir stand in Havana.

Hemingway’s favorite fishing boat, Pilar

Inside Hemingway’s studio at Finca Vigia on the outskirts of Havana

Sea kayakers approach flamingos on Cuba’s southern coast.

The full-beam king master is of equivalent or even larger size than on much bigger yachts and benefits from his-and-her heads, with separate shower compartments. Built-in storage provides for long-distance and liveaboard provisions. Photo:

Twin doors open from the aft deck to the salon and rich furnishings: a pair of lounge chairs (not shown), large sofa, custom wooden table, writing desk, storage, and large-screen TV. Photo:

The enclosed flybridge is well equipped with centerline controls, a large settee and custom table, and dayhead for convenience. Photo:

New Nor-Tech 450

Midnight Express 3-12-13

motor yacht in navigation, aerial view

Luxury speed yacht near tropical island in Miami, Florida

Bonadeo Boatworks Yacht Tender

Amp it Up. Photo:

You know what they say, why have one outboard when you could have five!

There’s something for everyone at Sunsail’s B.V.I. Rum Flotilla. Photo credit: Tony Demin (Sunsail)

Participants from the Resorts World Bimini Wahoo Tournament, photo credit:

Da Vine wine merchants on Harbour Island, Photo credit: Rex Noel

Even rudimentary aids help cruisers safely navigate channels.Photo credit: Rex Noel

French Leave performing at Eleuthera All That Jazz. Photo credit: Marc Coeffic Jazz

Due Diligence

The interior of Sassy, a 2016 101′ Hargrave, was designed by Shelley DiCondina.

The Juliette Gordon Low is named after the founder of the first American Girl Scout troop. Photo credit: Visit Savannah

Opposite page: St. John the Baptist Cathedral’s twin spires tower over Lafayette Square, one of Savannah’s many grand, historic houses of worship.Photo credit: Geoff L Johnson

Savannah boasts the third largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the world, with revelry that lasts throughout the whole day and night. Photo credit: Travis Sayre

Horse-drawn carriages offer one of the more popular ways to tour historic Savannah. Photo credit: Geoff L Johnson

Savannah offers much to see and do on both sides of the Savannah River. Photo credit: Visit Savannah

The Tybee Island Light marks the entrance to the Savannah River.

The Old Savannah Cotton Exchange, completed in 1887, stands as a reminder of Savannah’s former leadership in the worldwide cotton trade. Photo credit: Dylan Wilson

Stately mansions built by wealthy cotton merchants in the 1800s draw millions of visitors (including artists) to Savannah, which has one of the largest historic districts in the country. Photo credit: Geoff L Johnson

The Tybee Pier & Pavillion attracts visitors to Savannah’s shores. Photo credit: J. Stephen Conn

The Juliette Gordon Low is named after the founder of the first American Girl Scout troop. Photo credit: Cliff

The family-run Fox Lea Farm is helping Venice rise in the rankings as a top equestrian mecca.

A lifeguard stand watches over one of Venice’s pristine beaches on a perfectly clear day.

A sign alongside Venice’s streets explains the history of the city.

Venice Avenue cuts through the heart of the town’s historic district

Venice Yacht Club

The pier at Caspersen Beach always draws a crowd on sunny days.

One of Venice’s best-kept secrets, however, is its quietly growing equestrian community.

There’s plenty of room for toys on the large swim platform.

Multiple seating areas bow to stern enable group or private conversations as desired.

Woodgrain-finish flooring, windows that open, wise use of space, and 6′ 6″ headroom in the cabin offer an upscale experience.

The lower galley is compact yet well-appointed with secure wine glass racks and bottle storage in the blue LED-lighted cabinet.

Spring cleaning

A tidy engine room has long-term benefit. Photo credit:

Watermaker Maintenance. Photo: Christopher Allen Buchanan

Watermaker Maintenance. Photo: Christopher Allen Buchanan

Large wave astern of NOAA ship DELAWARE II

Quantum Key West Race Week.

The Jose Gaspar docked at the Tampa Convention for the annual invasion of Tampa known as Gasparilla. Photo credit: Gasparilla Pirate Invasion

Brave volunteers try out SUPs during last year’s Baltimore Boat Show at the Baltimore Convention Center. Photo credit: Christopher Knauss

St Thomas International regatta 2016, day 1. Photo: Ingrid Abery

Try these seasoning mixes, dry rubs and dessert time-savers in the new year!

The F. G. Walton Smith research vessel is docked at the facility on Virginia Key and used for marine studies including those involving sharks. Photo: PSMAS

Dr. Roni Avissar, Ph.D. is the Dean of the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science known globally for its outstanding programs. Photo: RSMAS

Young lads head for the pig roast at Nippers on Great Guana. Photo Credit: Cher Foth

ishing day is popular with everyone. Photo Credit: Cher Foth

One cruise was spent at Atlantis with its many tall water slides and an abundance of swimming pools to beat the heat. Photo Credit: Cher Foth

We rented outboards to navigate shallow waters between Elbow Cay and Lubber’s Quarters, and to enjoy Tahiti Beach and its soft, white sand and lunch at Cracker P’s.

Courtney and Justin spend time at the helm with Capt. Jim. Sometimes the kids swap boats on travel days to other islands or all pile on one. Photo Credit: Cher Foth

Whimsically decorated with beach castoffs and old buoys, this Gumbo Limbo tree is on Baker’s Bau at Great Guana, now a members-only resort. Photo Credit: Cher Foth

Panamanic cushion sea stars, Asteroidea off the coast of Isabela Island. Photo Credit: Jad Davenport

Galapagos sea lions, Zalophus californianus, at home on the red sand beaches of Rabida Island. Photo Credit: Jad Davenport

A blue-footed booby, Sula nebouxi, perches atop a monument to Galapagos National Park. Photo Credit: Jad Davenport

A pair of waved albatross, Diomeda irrorata, in courtship display. Espanola Island is the location of the only waved albatross nesting colony in the world. Photo Credit: Jad Davenport

Marine iguanas, Amblyrhynchus cristatus, split from land iguanas millions of years ago and became adept at swimming and foraging for algae in the sea. Photo Credit: Jad Davenport

Lonesome George, a century-old Pinta Island tortoise, or Abingdon Island tortoise, the last of his kind at the Charles Darwin Research Station. Lonesome George died in 2012. The subspecies is now extinct. Photo Credit: Jad Davenport

The rugged, volcanic coast of Isabela Island in Galapagos National Park. Photo Credit: Jad Davenport

The MV Eclipse, a luxury 48-passenger ship, sailing around the Galapagos. Photo Credit: Jad Davenport

There are more brands of yachts than anyone could imagine at the Stuart Boat Show. Photo credit: John Lambert

There are more brands of boats on display at the Stuart Boat Show than most people immagine. Photo credit: John Lambert

There’s a lot to see with over 200 exhibitors featuring displays in the water and on land. Photo credit: Tom Ryon

Shiny new Ranger Tugs @The Stuart Boat Show. Photo credit: John Lambert

The Miss Geico Racing Team is an official sponsor of the Stuart Boat Show and always bring giveaways for adults and children. Photo credit: John Lambert

More in-water boats than you would imagine at the Stuart Boat Show. Photo credit:

“Hook The Future” – The popular kids’ fishing clinic returns again presented by Captain Don Dingman, and every participant will receive a free rod and reel. Photo credit:

There’s always tons of fun for the kids at The Stuart Boat Show. Photo credit: John Lambert

the U.S. Coast Guard always make it fun for kids at the show. Photo credit: John Lambert

More center consoles at the Stuart Boat Show. Photo credit: John Lambert

Boats at night at the Stuart Boat Show. Photo credit Shawn Therrien

Palm Beach 65 Engine Room. Photo credit: Mike Calabro

Palm Beach 65

There’s more than six feet of standing headroom in the queen VIP. Photo credit: Andrea Francolini

Customizeable layouts offer galley up and down options. Photo credit: Andrea Francolini

Palm Beach 65 Three matching Stidd chairs on the flybridge ensure comfort for the skipper and mates. Photo credit: Andrea Francolini

Palm Beach 65 Ensuite heads come with enclosed showers and contemporary fixtures. Photo credit: Andrea Francolini

Palm Beach 65 Whether in the cockpit enjoying fresh air or cozy in the salon protected from the elements, warm woods blended with colorful accents give and air of casual elegance. Photo credit: Andrea Francolini

Palm Beach 65 Unique bow seating in the foredeck provides a great vantage point. Photo credit: Andrea Francolini

Christmas Cocktail Meatballs by Lori Ross

Simrad GO9 Charting HRPRG

Yacht Devices 1

Neptulink Bluesky by MVG

Garmin Virb

Furuno DRS4D-NXT Target Analyzer

Fireboy-Xintex panel

Sea-Fire Engine shutdown systems

Sea-Fire’s Firestop Detection systems offer cost effective monitoring of various zones aboard the vessel.

Sea-Fire suppression systems are automatically activated at a pre-determined temperature

Fireboy Extinguisher. Photo credit: Matthew Snyder

Fireboy clean agent fire extinguisher. Photo credit: Matthew Snyder

Photo credit: Kuznetcov_Konstantin / shutterstock

Anglers show off their catch during Operation Sailfish. Photo credit: Bluewater Movements

Marina Jack in downtown Sarasota, Florida. Photo credit: SUNTEX

Harbor East Marina offers easy access to Baltimore’s many waterfront attractions.Photo credit: Christopher Knauss

The beach scene at Ty’s Sunset Bar & Grill. Photo credit: Rex Noel

Regatta trophies will be awarded to the winners. Photo credit Rex Noel

Skilled Bahamian sailors race through the anchorage at Little Farmers Cay. Photo credit: Rex Noel

Crews hike out the pry boards. Photo credit: Rex Noel

Simply Better Bottles from 50 Strong

Walker Bay Generation 525. Photo credit: Billy Black

Coastal Craft 65 Salon ©Neil Rabinowitz 2014

Coastal Craft 65 Running ©Neil Rabinowitz 2014

Coastal Craft 65 Master State Room ©Neil Rabinowitz 2014

Coastal Craft 65 Pilot House ©Neil Rabinowitz 2014

Coastal Craft 65 ©Neil Rabinowitz 2014

Ten Thousand Islands aerial view of mangrove islands in the saltwater estuary. Photo credit: Naples, Marco Island, Everglades CVB

Ted Smallwood’s General Store. Photo credit: Rey Perezoso

Great white egret with breeding plumage. These beautiful wading birds are easily viewed from numerous locations including nature sanctuaries and coastal areas. Photo credit: Naples, Marco Island, Everglades CVB

Fishing against the mangrove islands usually leads to a rewarding catch of redifsh and snook, but keep an eye on the weather; it can be unpredictable in the Ten Thousand Island region. Photo credit: Susanna Botkin

Coming back to the dock after a long day of fishing is its own reward, but the plentiful fish you can catch in Chokoloskee are even better. Photo credit: Susanna Botkin