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Catamaran Guru™ Trusted Brands

We have worked with all of these awesome companies! They are strong supporters of the catamaran community and are Catamaran Guru™ Rendezvous Sponsors with NO STRINGS ATTACTHED and no kickbacks to ourselves! We have no involvement in their companies and we do not take referral fees for any client referrals. Check them out and please support them when you can!

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Need Yacht Insurance? Hugo Hanham Gross Will Hook You Up!

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It is hard to decide who to belive and trust when it comes to yacht insurance. We were lucky enough to find Hugo Hanham-Gross. He hails from Charleston and founded Hanham Insurance Agency with the aim of providing yacht owners tailored yacht insurance coverage and exceptional client service. Hugo used to work in Lloyd's Insurance Market in London before he moved back to the US to found Hanham Insurance Agency and has since built a reputation amongst cruisers for exceptional client service, the best coverage and competitive premiums. Hugo is also the insurance agent for our own boat. He has done a great job for us and all of our clients. He has helped several of our clients with insurance claims, with the best possible outcomes. We highly recommend Hugo!

Hugo answers some of the most Frequently Asked Yacht Insurance Questions here >>

Phone: +1-843-410-2990

Email: hugo@hanhaminsurance.com

www.hanhaminsurance.com/quote


 Need A Boat Website For Your Charter Business?

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SEO, Social Media, Website Development Services: We know it is hard to find a website developer, SEO, or other marketing consulting services that you trust, so we wanted to share our experience with Wanda Anglin. founder of SEO Buzz. We were introduced to SEO Buzz by one of our clients many years ago. The marketing firm's founder, Wanda Anglin, had helped our clients launch two of their privately owned crewed BVI yacht charter businesses! The yacht owners shared the success they had using SEO Buzz to develop a website and an overall marketing plan including search engine optimization (SEO) services. We gave Wanda a try and we have never looked back! She has done a remarkable job for us and others in the marine industry including several in the charter yacht industry. 

Wanda has become a good friend and is now my right hand woman! She is dynamic, efficient, energetic and her knowledge about this subject is deep and she makes every effort to make my business perform at its optimum on every level. Learn more about their yacht charter and marine industry marketing consulting services.

Tel: 713 909 0362

Email: info@seobuzzim.com

www.seobuzzim.com


Membership in Boat US Has Its Benefits

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How beneficial is a BoatUS membership for sailors? Well, we found out just how valuable a service that is while sailing in the Chesapeake Bay with our friends on their catamaran. We were nearing the Bay Bridge, motoring back to Annapolisboat us top membership benefits (there was no wind) when suddenly both his engines failed. After much cursing, diagnostics and antics, we gave up.

Bob had no way to get the catamaran back to a safe harbor and was slowly drifting towards the Bay bridge. We maneuvered him to a safe spot, threw down the anchor and called his TowboatUS Service. It was as easy as that! They were there within the hour and towed him safely back to Annapolis. We were sold and decided to become members.

For those of you who dont know, BoatU.S. is the nation’s largest association of recreational boaters with more than half a million Members. They provide a diverse offering of services including marine insurance, on-the-water towing provided by TowBoatU.S., the nation’s largest fleet, plus boat financing, graphics and lettering, representation for boaters on Capitol Hill, the award-winning BoatU.S. Magazine and much more.

BoatUS Membership Benefits

  • 24/7 Towing Dispatch Services
  • Discounts at over 1,000 boating businesses
  • Earn Shopping Rewards at West Marine
  • 6 issues of BoatUS Magazine
  • Access to Marine Insurance for all boat types
  • Member Savings – Travel, Car Rentals, Boat Graphics and more!

For over 50 years, BoatU.S. has made boating safer, more affordable and more accessible for all sailors and boaters. Visit BoatUS.com for more information.

We are proud to have BoatUS.com as a sponsor of the 2018 All-Catamaran Rendezvous in the Bahamas.


Maz Ocean Marine Electronics

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Our long-time friends, Craig & Hannah from Mazocean, offer a wide variety of marine From marine electronics installations to underwater lights and awesome marine-worthy sound systems, they can help you. Their team of certified technicians are located in Dania Beach in the Fort Lauderdale, FL, area. We send a lot of our yacht owner clients to them as they offer one-on-one personal service and innovative custom solutions for navigation, communications, security, monitoring, lighting, or electrical supply for your boat (generally over 40 feet) l.

Craig and his team also managed a $300,000 refit on our own catamaran, Zuri (Prout 45). He was the project manager and they were professional and did a quality job. They do quality work on high dollar installations as well as smaller projects with the same enthusiasm and care. We highly recommend them!

Also check out our Boat Maintenance section for some handy tips!

Tel: 1-954-767-4799
Email: craig@mazocean.com
Dania Beach (Fort Lauderdale), FL


Factory Warranty Repairs: Lagoon, Fountaine Pajot, Nautitech etc.

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Multitech Marine was established in Fort Lauderdale about 10 years ago by Thierry Menetrier. We discovered his business when we first hauled out our own boat at Lauderdale Marine Center 5 years ago, where we had a great experience with Thierry and his team. He has 30 years of catamaran experience and decided to focus exclusively on Catamaran repairs. Thierry is knowledgeable and very pro-active.

 Multitech is a factory authorized service, warranty and parts provider for the world's most well known European catamaran manufacturers like Lagoon and Fountaine Pajot which makes things a little easier when dealing with warranty issues. His factory trained staff provide the highest levels of performance and service, utilizing the latest technologies and systems to assure that projects are completed on time and on budget. Many of clients have worked with Tierry and his team and have great experiences. Give them a try! You will find them very accommodating and helpful!

Tel: 954-522-1114
info@multitechmarine.com
www.multitechmarine.net

 Jennifer Clack's Gulfstream: Dont leave port without it!

Professional Satellite Oceanographer Jenifer Clark and professional Meteorologist Dane Clark have both supported the Gulfstream weathermarine community for more than 30 years. They provide mariners real-time ocean charts and weather forecasts for sailboat racing, boat deliveries, ocean cruising, and offshore fishing. Using infrared imagery, satellite altimetry data, and surface isotherm data, oceanographic analyses are produced and available for the Gulf Stream area and all the major currents of the world. Waypoints are also provided for taking advantage of favorable currents and for avoiding unfavorable ones.

Jenifer Clark, affectionately known as “The Gulfstream Lady”, has spent the last four decades studying, analyzing and forecasting the World’s Ocean Currents. In the mid-90’s after NOAA decided to cease the production of daily Gulfstream charts, she left NOAA and started her own company to continue to serve her clients and users with real-time Gulfstream information. In 2006, Jenifer provided special ocean support to over 120 Racers in the 100th year anniversary of the Newport to Bermuda Sailboat Race.

Dane Clark has spent 38-years as a Professional Meteorologist/Forecaster and Manager. He holds a BS, MS and MBA degrees and has received several prestigious awards including a NOAA Bronze Medal and the NOAA Administrators Award. Dane is considered an expert in Tropical and Marine Meteorology.

Dane and Jenifer Clark have teamed up to provide weather and ocean support for numerous marine events and they will provide weather for our Rally North from the Abacos, Bahamas this year. We have full confidence in their ability to provide the best possible forecast for our boat owners. Steve Black, founder of the Cruising Rally Association, was quoted in Soundings Magazine as saying : “We used her analysis for all the events and it was invaluable. I think she is probably the best in the world at it.”

Tel: 1-410-286-5370
gulfstream@comcast.net for Ocean Currents
jdaneclark@comcast.net for Weather

Favorite Links & Resources

Check out our Cruising Resources Page for info on Medical Insurance, Banking, Mail forwarding, Communication, Boat Insurance and more.

Boat Owner Yacht Charter Websites

Many of our owners have set up businesses to manage their own yachts in charter. Here are some of their websites.

Please support them and book a charter on their boats! 

www.sailbigdog2.com: BigDog is a Lagoon 400 that operates in the Bahamas as a bareboat yacht business and is fully booked for most of the season. Picture #3>>

www.treasurecatcharters.com: This Lagoon 450F is in bareboat charter business in the Bahamas. The owners are very active in promoting their business with exhibits at boat shows, booking charters and promotional advertising.

www.LadyKatlo.com: This Lagoon 620 is in the Luxury Crewed Ownership program doing business in the BVI and charters for approximately $30,000/week. Picture #1>>

www.ftmcharters.com: The Voyage 500 and her crew/owners is one of the most successful crewed boats in the BVI with numerous awards for excellence! Picture #2>>

www.sailallende.com: This Fountaine Pajot Helia 44 is in Crewed Yacht charter in the BVI. This young couple is making big waves in the industry with exceptional service.

www.irishroversailing.com: This Fountaine Pajot Liapri 41 operates between Annapolis in the summer and the Bahamas in the winter as a successful bareboat business.

www.sailseastheday.com: This Lagoon 450 is in bareboat charter in a business program

www.catamaranguru.com: Our own catamaran, Zuri, a Lagoon 450S, is in the program in the U.S. mostly doing instructional charters, exhibits at boat shows, other evennts and demonstrations for prospective buyers.

www.cruisenautic.com: This is a Lagoon 42 operating in the BVI as a owner operated crewed yacht.

www.sailluna.com: Lagoon 450S operating in BVI as an owner operated crewed yacht.

Charter Yacht Business Operations

SEO Buzz Internet Marketing

Cruising / Sailing Organizations

Seven Seas Cruising Association

Royal Yachting Association

American Sailing Association

Noonsite

Communication

Cruising Radio Nets

Sailing Education

MiraMar Adventures

Online Course for OUPV/Six-pack Captain's License by Mariners Learning System

Finance Companies

Coastal Financial

Essex Credit

LH Finance

Seacoast Financial

Trident Funding

Forums

Multihulls 4 Us

Multihull Anarchy

Charter Boat Owners Cruisers Forum

Travel Talk Online

Noonsite Weather & Routing Forum

Marine Insurance Companies

American Marine Insurance

Pantaenius

Bluewater Insurance

Markel Marine

Brown & Brown of Florida, Miami, Contact Amanda Slemaker aslemaker@bbmia.com. Great rates, friendly and personal service 

Hanham Insurance Agency, Contact Hugo Hanham-Gross hugo@hanhaminsurance.com. He comes highly recommended by several Lagoon owners and is very responsive and personally involved with each client

Health, Medical Issues, and Insurance

Article on General Health At Sea & Medical Insurance

DAN Boater

IMG Global

BUPA International

Ship Captain’s Medical Guide: Download the free guide. This guide is invaluable on a boat.

Peer To Peer Boat Rentals

Nowboat.com

Boatbound

Sailo

Getmyboat

Afloatbnb

Preferred Websites

Practical Sailor

BoatsafeKids

Caribbean Travel Guide

Buy & Sell Used Boat Equipment

The Boat Galley

Obersheimers Sailmakers

Forespar - Manufacturers of the Leisure Furl Boom

Nance and Underwood Sails and Rigging

Boat Miami

Dedicated Marine HardTop Bimini - They make the best biminis! All our clients were super happy with their work.

Maine How To

Luxury Yacht Vacation - Specializes in Mediterranean charter yachts for unique, private and personalized boating vacations.

Super Sailmakers - Bob Meagher from Fort Lauderdale has done some great work for us and our clients. Tel: 954-249-9764

Professional Yacht Management (not in charter)

B&G (BVI) - learn more in our article about this BVI yacht management service 

Publications

Multihulls Quarterly

Cruising Compass

Chartersavvy

Cruising Outpost

Cruising World

Surveyors

SAMS

NAMS

Weather

NOAA

Gulf Stream Weather

Passage Weather

Windguru

Weather Underground

Marine Weather Center

Bouyweather

Noonsite Weather & Routing Forum

Yacht Documentation Companies

American Vessel Documentation Association

Atlantic Yacht Documentation

Seamark Vessel Documentation

Marine Title Company

Creative Yacht Solutions

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