Bermuda yachting opportunities were recently highlighted in two separate publications, including the Fall 2016 edition of “On Board” and the October 2016 edition of “Triton”, with one of the articles written by Mark Soares of Bermuda Yacht Services. .
The âOn Boardâ story presents the island in detail, covering a number of locations, with the article opening by saying, âAs the venue for the 35th America’s Cup in 2017, all eyes are really riveted on Bermuda. The America’s Cup Superyacht program has generated enormous interest, with the majority of places already announced. It could be the most successful America’s Cup Superyacht program of all time.
âSome of the reasons for the increase in superyacht participation include timing and location. The AC event takes place in June, coinciding with the seasonal migration of ships between the Caribbean and the US east coast and the Mediterranean.
Bermuda is in the process of reviewing its yachting policies, already making some changes for the America’s Cup period in 2017. These changes include the abolition of the ‘head tax’ in favor of a license cruising and also the ability for ships that are certified to charter by their flag state to conduct charters in Bermuda waters.
âIt is expected that these changes will become permanent in the near future. With 22 square miles of land and 200 square miles of reef, having a good dinghy in Bermuda and using it well is essential.
Screenshots of the Fall 2016 edition of âOn Boardâ:
Screenshots from the October 2016 edition of ‘Triton’:
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