Captain's Blog e-newsletter
CAPTAIN’S BLOGWinter/Spring 2017
Stuart Yacht Sales would like to congratulate Members of the AGLCA, MTOA, SSCA and the DeFever Cruisers Group who have supported the Capitol Access lobbyists for successfully negotiating a Florida Anchoring Legislation bill in House and Senate that is fair to Cruisers and other stakeholders impacted by the Anchoring issue. To learn more about this matter, click on links to recent AGLCA Forum Posts or copy/paste link in your browser: http://www.greatloop.org/anchoring
The AGLCA Staff & Membership have done an outstanding job of educating the general public about America’s eastern “Great Loop”— the wonderful, extraordinary adventure and lifestyle of cruising and touring the miles of rivers, canals, locks, lakes and coastal waterways of the US and Canada that comprise “The LOOP.” Learn more from TV-Channel 5’s “Bucket List” Interview of Gold Looper Rafe Williams. Or copy/paste link in your browser: http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/North-Texas-Man-Conquers-Great-Loop-415655733.html
It is a unique demographic of people that choose to trade terra firma for the sea to go for the gold—Gold Burgee, that is! The friendships and camaraderie that develop among the various cruisers/boat owners groups and generous-spirited people encountered along the way, make this voyage the exceptional experience it is.
If your cruising plans take you through our bend in the waterway, please don’t hesitate to call or email. We’ll be glad to provide you with local lists of resources you may need.
Stop by and enjoy a cup of coffee at our office in Stuart Yacht Harbor boatyard at 450 SW Salerno Road, Stuart, FL 34997.
Call us at 772-283-9400
Visit our web site: www.StuartYachtSales.com
Or email: SYS@StuartYachtSales.com
with your inquiries.
Introducing Capt. Bruce Witt, Broker
Stuart Yacht Sales welcomes Bruce Witt to its yacht brokerage team!
Bruce Witt was formerly associated with Bartram & Brakenhoff Yacht Brokerage/Ft Lauderdale, headed by the late David Lacz.
A 100-ton Master Mariner with Sail endorsement, Bruce has spent most of his adult life with a series of charter certified passenger sailboats in mid-coast Maine, the Florida Keys and Ft. Lauderdale. He has delivered boats trans-Atlantic, East Coast US and the Caribbean.
Bruce has many customers, who’ve become friends, dating back to the mid 80’s when he helped set up the yacht brokerage at Daytona Marina. Currently he enjoys cruising his classic 1969 Bertram Moppie and twin cockpit Alsberg runabout.
Capt. Bruce’s contact info: mobile: 207-350-9010 or email: brucew@StuartYachtSales.com.
WE NEED QUALITY LISTINGS! If you or someone you know, has a boat in good condition, that needs to be SOLD, please contact Bill Watson, 772-215-0736 or Bruce Witt, 207-350-9010 for a free market evaluation. We offer a Referral Program that will reward you with $100 for any Referral that becomes a Qualified Listing with Stuart Yacht Sales! Do your friends a favor by referring them to the highly experienced, professional and ethical brokerage team at Stuart Yacht Sales! Who couldn’t use an extra Ben Franklin?
And for those of you contemplating and researching a boat purchase, we’ll help you find the right boat for your lifestyle, comfort level and budget! Let our team of experienced professionals assist you with the selection and buying process. We will provide expert guidance and resources to help you find your dream boat. Be sure to request our FREE Buyers Guide!
As Sponsors of the AGLCA, we are keenly aware of Life Aboard the Loop, the various issues with the locks, waterways, marinas, anchorages, bridges, weather and other conditions encountered, in addition to boat systems issues that can occur along the way! We are highly experienced with the types of boats and layouts that are most preferred and can offer “trusted advisor” service to Buyers and Sellers alike!
34’ Mainship Pilot RR—2006 “BUM BUM”
Well maintained “downeast” Sedan with 3'3" draft, 9' bridge clearance, 6'4" cabin headroom. Extended hardtop with sliding glass side windows, glass windshield and aft zippered curtain enclosure. Pilothouse and Cabin have A/C and heating (reverse cycle). Cabin with forward v-berth; Galley; Salon with dinette (converts to second berth); Head with handheld shower, toilet and vanity with sink. Rum Runner package includes twin 240hp Yanmar diesel engines; upgraded upholstery; v-berth filler cushion; Bow Thruster; 15" flat screen TV, DVD/CD stereo system; Generator with sound shield; Oil Exchanger system; Raymarine Autopilot, Radar & Garmin GPS/Chartplotter; more.
Excellent Condition! $159,900
39’ Carver 396 ACMY—2000 “EVENING STAR”
DIESEL ENGINES! T/Volvo 370hp TAMD63Ps. 10kW Genset; (3) MarineAir A/C units; upgraded navigation electronics; fully-enclosed Flybridge & Aft Deck; custom entertainment center w/(6) Bose speakers; MSR w/ensuite Head & Shower; Guest SR w/queen berth; Guest/Day Head; Wet Bar with Icemaker; much more! Owners completed Loop; ready for new owner’s adventures!
Upgraded for LOOP! $114,900
40’ Carver 406 ACMY—1999 “DARK STAR”
100 sq ft of enclosed Aft Deck space with Wet Bar, ice-maker! Well-maintained & updated! Roomy 2 SR/2 Head layout, comfortable, well-equipped. Low engine hours. Ready to cruise Loop, Bahamas, Cuba...
PRICED TO SELL NOW! $74,900
SEE ALL CURRENTLY AVAILABLE at www.StuartYachtSales.com | Boats For Sale
45’ GB Eastbay SX—2008 “FISH E BUSINESS III”
42’ O.A. 423 Classico—2003 “CAROLINA GIRL” - SOLD!
31’ Carver 310 Santego—2006 “CHRISSEA G” - SOLD!
MTOA Eclipse Escapade
Aug. 18-22, 2017
AGLCA Fall Rendezvous
Oct. 16-19, 2017
Joe Wheeler State Park, Rogersville, AL
MAKING RAVES, NOT WAVES!
The 2004 SkeeterCat 33 recreational powercat that Stuart Yacht Sales currently offers at $85,000 is made of the same composite material as the SPACEX rocketship!
Stuart Yacht Sales