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"Proudly American" Launched For Independence Day

Proudly American US-made sailing and travel product reviewsWe launched our "Proudly American" section this week to celebrate America's Independence Day. We have lived and worked in the USA for the last 15 years and have been part of the marine industry in one way or another since our arrival. We have been fortunate to make a living here as immigrants and have been embraced by many Americans in their homes and communities. America has been good to us. We would like to give back in some small way.

So, even though we are not isolationists, and we believe that every country has something good to offer, we have decided to use our Catamaran Guru website to catalog as many great American products related to sailing and travel as we possibly can. We are not paid to promote these products. It's our gift to a generous people. Help us support our manufacturers and make the American industry stronger – We do! And we hope you will share the information you see here with your friends in social media or recommend a product for us to feature!

Happy Independence Day!

We kick the "Proudly American" section off with two products, Walker Bay Dinghy and Sirius Signal SOS Distress Light, that we actually purchased ourselves for our catamaran. Let us know what you think. Below you can suggest an American product for a feature article or browse our Proudly American articles. Enjoy!

NEW Catamaran Haulout Facility In Annapolis!

HauloutLast year, we spent a wonderful summer in Port Annapolis Marina, on board Zuri, our 45ft catamaran ( read our article - Chesapeake Bay Cruising At It's Best). The marina, overlooking Back Creek, is a picturesque waterfront facility and is conveniently close to downtown Annapolis. It is in every way a first class facility and really is the ideal setting for all boaters. The only problem with mooring a catamaran in Annapolis is the lack of a good haulout facility.

We all know that catamarans are becoming more and more popular everywhere, including the Chesapeake but the closest lift big enough to haul out catamarans, is in Pasadena, a two-hour trek north towards Baltimore. The facility is great but it is a major time sink to sail catamarans so far out of the way for a quick haulout! We have long said that marinas in the Chesapeake will have to make some infrastructure changes and invest in facilities to accommodate catamarans.

That is exactly what the management at Port Annapolis Marina did. Vice President, Scott Tinkler, very astutely seized this opportunity and invested in a 75 ton travel lift, big enough to accommodate catamarans up to a 26ft wide beam. The "humongous" travel lift is now operating and the haulout slip was widened for catamarans. Zuri, our Prout 45 was the first catamaran to be hauled out this season for a bottom cleaning and fresh coat of anti-fouling. It is so convenient. We encourage all catamaran owners in the area to support Port Annapolis Marina. You will not be sorry!

Contact Information: Tel: 1-410.269.1990 | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Website: http://portannapolis.com

Annapolis Spring Boat Show Is Just A Week Away!

Annapolis Spring Boat Show

The 2015 Spring Sailboat Show will again be hosted by the the lovely city of Annapolis, Maryland on April 24-26. This festive show will feature more than 80 new and brokerage sailboats, including catamarans, monohulls, racing boats, family cruisers, day sailors and inflatables.

Want To Ask An Expert About How To Operate Your Yacht As A Business?

We will be available at the show to answer all your questions about how to operate your yacht as a business and more. You can find us with our friends at the Dream Yacht Charters booth. Please stop by and say hello! 

Click here for all the Boat Show Info or Contact Us

Used Charter Boats For Sale

lagoon 440Catamaran Guru has EXCLUSIVE access to more than 100 pased-out charter boats from all over the world. These boats are maintained throughout the life of the charter management contract and are often extremely good value for money. With a little TLC and elbow grease, one of these "ex-charter" yachts will make the ideal cruising yacht for a fraction of the cost of a new yacht. All makes of catamarans and monohulls are available in various parts of the world, so check it out and find one of these yachts that will suit your needs. With Catamaran Guru in your corner as negotiator and a good marine surveyor, you can pick up a gem! This is a good article to help you determine if a pre-owned charter yacht is right for you: Charter Boats: Good or Bad Deal.

Ex-Charter Boats For Sale>>

Contact Us For More Listings OR Go To Our Multi-Listings

2015 Strictly Sail Miami Boat Show

YES, WE WILL BE THERE!

February 12-16, 2015 | Miamarina at Bayside Marketplace | 400 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL  33132

strictly sail miami boat showThe Miami Sailboat Show (better known as THE CATAMARAN boat show) is imminent. We are running around preparing for the show and taking care of last minute details for everything to be just perfect at the "big unveil". Manufacturers, charter companies, magazines, lecturers, and show organizers all work extremely hard to make this show a perfect experience for buyers and visitors alike, a good balance between business and entertainment. Everyone will display their newest and best merchandise and this certainly will be the place to make a deal.

So if you are in the market to buy a boat, you will be well served by attending a show like this. Read our article on "How to make the best use of your time at a boat show". Great brands like the BALI 45, Fountaine Pajot Saba 50 and Helia 44, Knysna 500 Knysna Yacht, Lagoon 39, Lagoon 450, Lagoon 52, Lagoon 560S2Lagoon 450, Lagoon 52, Lagoon 560S2, Outremer 51 and more will be displayed. Make sure to book tickets or contact us. We will be available at the Catana BALI 45 and SABA 50 for consultations but contact us for all the other brands like Lagoon and more for information.

Call Us 1.804.815.5054 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Boat Show Info and Directions

Show Hours: Miamarina at Bayside 10am–6pm daily | Sea Isle Marina 9am - 6pm daily | Miami Beach Convention Center 

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