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Pushing to the Max w/ MarineMax Vacations

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Readers’ Choice Focus with MarineMax Vacations

Photography courtesy of MarineMax Vacations

An incredible yacht charter company maintains success by following two obligatory factors flawlessly – provision of fantastic vessels and amazing customer service; however, in the BVI’s highly competitive yacht industry, there are many charter companies delivering these amenities.

So, what were the aspects that allowed MarineMax Vacations receipt of Best BVI Yacht Charter company in the latest VIPY Readers’ Choice Awards vote?

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There are a number of compelling reasons that explain their position as our readers’ most loved charter company.

Birthed as a division of MarineMax, they have the benefit of developing from the world’s largest boating retailer with over 40 years of yachting experience, 55 national stores, and the fame of being a publically traded company. Their objective is to continually expand the MarineMax concept of ‘providing a world-class boating experience with a team that is passionate about the boating lifestyle and sharing it with others.’

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Run by industry veterans, the company has introduced the first fleet of pure-bred power cats to the BVI market. This has appealed to the experienced BVI charterer and broadened the market appeal, inviting new boaters to the yacht charter experience.

“We are the only company in the BVI to feature the pure-bred Aquila power cats,” said Marketing Manager Jody Krebs. “The innovative award-winning power catamaran with features and designs that can’t be found on converted sailing cats.”

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Industry leaders Aquila Yachts set a new standard in power catamarans for both the charter industry and private ownership options. Aquila sell in nine countries with diverse custom options available in the private market. Exploring their exclusive vessels, pioneering design includes all mechanical equipment housed outside of the hulls for a quiet living experience.

Comprising MarineMax’s ‘mission to deliver an extraordinary boating experience aboard the finest yachts available,’ the Aquila cats possess spacious living areas and cabins, solid hull build and design, watermakers, electric flush heads with separate shower stalls, fashionable oversized flybridges with direct forward access to the bow—perfect for grabbing mooring balls—zoned a/c controls for living comfort, and free WIFI dedicated to the boat.

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“We are very excited to be awarded this designation after just four years of delivering our first charter,” said Raul Bermudez, Vice President of MarineMax Vacations, who recognised they had fierce competition among 13 other nominees in the Readers’ Choice. “Having a commitment to deliver an exceptional charter experience to every guest not only with our award winning innovative yachts, but also with our personal service to every guest has been our driving force since inception. We are not the oldest or the largest charter company in the BVI, so it is a tremendous honour to be recognised as the Best BVI Yacht Charter Company this year among the respected companies we were up against.”

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Although greatly pleased to win the 2015 Readers’ Choice award, MarineMax Vacations greatest pleasure comes in the form of guest testimonials, amazed at their boating vacation:

“Truly a magical vacation! The team at MarineMax runs a first class operation. The MarineMax 484 is the perfect vessel for touring the BVI’s…I also want to mention along with all of the amenities, this was one of the easiest boats I have ever captained…Special thanks to the planning team for the pre-trip info (every stop was incredible) and the local team in the BVI’s! Can’t wait to do it all over again next year!”- Ryan H.

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With the organisation’s first-class ethos with every customer, MarineMax Vacations will maintain a strong hold on the trophy as VIPY readers’ top yacht charter company.

“As the charter division continues its endeavours, it’s very gratifying to see familiar MarineMax families, some returning for their fourth MarineMax charter vacation, on the docks and to welcome new guests just ready to experience a boating vacation on a new level,”  concluded Jody.


To join us in the British Virgin Islands, begin the adventure at MarineMaxVacations.com or contact us at 813-644-8071.  For information on Aquila Power Catamarans, please visit Aquilaboats.com or call 813-579-1720.

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Erin Paviour-Smith

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