New Moorings 5000 Cat for 50th Anniversary

Moorings Above Deck

Nov 21, 2019

Our roving reporter Katherine Stone was racing through the huge US Boat Show in Annapolis but caught up with the Moorings folks and sent along this point form report and a few great photos.

-Moorings Press event held on their new Moorings 5000 catamaran

-50th anniversary of the Moorings

StarboardHurricane did do a number on the Marsh Harbour where the storm sat for 48 straight hours, destroying the structure and grounds, but many of the boats were moved to other locations. They were 9 days without communication, but all 25 employees and their families and ok and transferred to other islands.

-Nassau and Exumas are now new home until they reassess as it will be a long time to rebuild. Palm Key Marina on the east side of the island is new site and easy-hop sailing in the Exumas.

-Bahamas still open for business with 700 islands and many unaffected by hurricane.

Moorings Sign-Sunsail moving into site with Moorings in Nassau and Exumas

-New Destination in Paraty, Brazil for their first South American location with 4 monohulls for mid-November launch. Area is super protected with large bay and untouched, pristine cruising grounds

-534 Power Cat will be their newest boat with four cabins – to be launched in June 2020 in BVIs

-Sunsail buying new lagoon 424s and 464s ready for peak season

-Upgrading all their linens with the best they could find – Ralph Lauren won!

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Neptunus 650F 400

By Andy Adams

Over the years Canadian Yachting has had the pleasure of doing several boat review articles on new Neptunus models and we are familiar with the qualities that Neptunus is famous for. They have all been exceptional yachts, but this is the one I would most want to own myself. It’s a personal choice and a matter of taste as to whether you would prefer to have a sedan express model or a flybridge but in my opinion, the flybridge layout offers some wonderful attributes.

We met with Neptunus Managing Director Jan Willem De Jong this past fall to take the new Neptunus 650F out in Lake Ontario. 

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Sunset off St John

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A perfect sunset off St. John with St. Thomas views for backdrop.

Clearing Pillsbury Sound, surrounded by voluptuous emerald mountains as the ferry sliced through royal blue waters, I was struck by the unspoiled ambiance of St. John, the island gliding past our starboard beam and the irresistible charm of a village called Cruz Bay visible from our quarter stern.

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