MarineMax Vacations Articles

Yacht Charter BVI Vacation getaway
Great Getaways from Property & Yacht, May 2016 If there’s one thing that brings people together like the dinner table, it’s a boat. It’s where you can disconnect from the day-to-day and reconnect with your loved ones. Whether it’s the perfect day with the family or a cocktail cruise with friends, there’s no place you’d rather be than on your boat. Leisurely BBQs and days spent on the water are times and memories that can’t be made anywhere else.

MarineMax 484 Power CatamaranUnplugging With A Family On A MarineMax 484 from Power & Motoryacht Magazine, April 2016
Editor in Chief George Sass Jr. discovers a week on the MarineMax 484 in the British Virgin Islands with a family is the ultimate way to break a routine.

The Best of the Best from MarineMax Lifestyles, Spring 2016
When MarineMax created its charter vacation division, the objective was to 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” to include offering boating destination vacation experiences for year round boating enjoyment.

Yacht Charter BVI Vacation getawayPushing to the Max with MarineMax Vacations from Virgin Island Property & Yacht, February 2016
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.

We've Got The Power from BVI Welcome Guide, December/January 2016
So, it was a typically beautiful morning in the BVI when I went to Hodges Creek Marina to meet Bentley Hodge, the Tortola Base Manager for MarineMax Vacations, a premier charter boat company in the British Virgin Islands.  As I walked onto the dock, the view before me was idyllic, yachts swaying in the gentle breeze to the backdrop of turquiose blue water.  I could just imagine being a guest, arriving here for the first time - it would be very difficult not to be impressed and excited at the prospect of taking your gleaming power boat off the dock and out into the deep blue waters for a week of exploring the many islands and cays of the BVI.

BVI charter christmasCaribbean Christmas from Yachting Magazine, December 2015
The water is countless shades of teal. Trade winds of 10 knots gently nudge at our backs. The nine of us on deck include sons, daughters, brothers and spouses, all of us having left cold regions in the ­United States to meet in the ­British Virgin ­Islands for the most unique Christmas vacation in our recent history. A ­48-foot MarineMax Power Cat on the Sir ­Frances Drake Channel is about as distant from rush-and-slush hours as we can get. 

BVI charter yacht destinationsIsland Time from MarinaLife Magazine, Fall 2015
We arrived at Hodges Creek Marina, the MarineMax Charter base, an easy 15 minutes from Tortola’s Beef Island Airport, to board our MarineMax 480 Powercat. This was our first experience chartering a powerboat — we’d always chartered sailboats in the past....

At the Boat Shows from Great Lakes Scuttlebutt Magazine, 2014
On location at the 2014 Annapolis Powerboat Show, Great Lakes Scuttlebutt Publisher Erik Kyle conducts a lively and informative interview with Jody Krebs, Marketing Manager for MarineMax Vacations, to talk about destinations, boats, things to do and charter options available through MarineMax Vacations.

Power yacht ownership and charterThe World's Top Boats from PMY Magazine, October 2014
The MarineMax 484 (an Aquila 48) has been named as one of the 90 Designs That Changed Boating Forever. We are extremely pleased to be a part of this "Game Changers" listing, created and presented by the Editors of Power and Motoryacht Magazine.

Powercat Vacation charterSteelpan Christmas from Power Cruising, Fall 2014
Twas the night before Christmas and all through the mooring field at the Bitter End Yacht Club, elves worked frantically stringing colored lights in the rigging, on flybridges and anywhere else you could affix a wire tie. Aboard our MarineMax 484, we wrapped the poles holding up the bimini with lights we brought with us from ice-choked New England.

yachting BVI charterCruising on Another Level from Yachting Magazine, September 2014
Taking design cues from its charter-yacht sibling, the Aquila 48 is a voyager's dreamboat.

BVI charters MarineMax sail and powercatChartering in the British Islands from MarinaLife Magazine, Fall 2013
Our posse arrived at the Beef Island Airport in Tortola — from Baltimore, New York City and Lancaster, Pennsylvania — ready for our six-night charter. Luckily it was just a short ride to the MarineMax Charter base of operations at Hodges Creek Marina, because we were all starving and in need of our first BVI rum punch. The staff at the marina were happy to help us sort that out.

Aquila powercat vacation BVIThe Last Virgin from PassageMaker Magazine, September 2013
The September issue is PassageMaker Magazine's annual charter issue that includes numerous informative articles on charter vacations from logistics and planning to boats and destinations. Also included is a great article on Anegada and the journey there aboard the MarineMax 382.

Boating BVI charters MarineMaxSpecial Charter Issue from Southern Boating, September 2013
The feature article tells the story that charter vacations are, in fact, for everyone. You don't have to own a boat to enjoy the benefits of a boating vacation. There are great vacation opportunities to spend time with your family and friends out on the water discovering new exotic destinations and making memories to last a lifetime.

MarineMax Vacations from Yachts International, May/June 2012
Well known as a boat dealer and brokerage firm, MarineMax is taking a leap into the charter market with its MarineMax Vacations. With a fleet of custom-built power and sailing yachts and a base of operations in the heart of the British Virgin Islands, MarineMax invites charter guests to explore the deserted shores of the Caribbean from the comfort of a private yacht.