Winter Yachting Destinations

YachtWith so many enticing winter yachting destinations available across the world, they can present fun adventures year-round.  However, those keen on expanding their horizons and particularly those traveling outside the country need to ensure that your yacht insurance has you covered.  If you’re not sure what coverage your yacht insurance provides call Global Marine Insurance for a complimentary consultation and make sure you have insurance that suits your needs for the best value. In the meantime browse these top rated winter yachting destinations.

Sometimes called, “Venice of America” Fort Lauderdale is a yachting Mecca. The extensive Intercostal waterways enable you to navigate much of the area by water.  On land there are over four thousand area restaurants, a wide variety of shopping, and beautiful beaches to enjoy. Although you’re still in the continental U.S. you can expect pleasant weather with average daily highs between November and February from 75 to 81. If you’re looking for more of an island vibe you can travel south from there to the Florida Keys and explore the snorkeling, diving, fishing and more.

Further south, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands offer yachters premier winter destinations.  Gentle trade winds, white sand beaches, and protected waters entice them year after year.  The French Antilles of Martinique, Guadeloupe, and St. Barthelemy offer West Indian culture with a European flair.  While visiting these islands, yachters can enjoy duty free shopping, explore historical forts, hike through lush volcanic rain forests, and dine on world class French and Creole cuisine.  Antigua, Barbuda, and the Grenadines are among other favorite Caribbean Islands for winter yachting.

The Sea of Cortez is also a magnificent cruising destination for ecotourism and Baja’s unspoiled frontier includes dramatic cliffs, protected coves, pristine sapphire waters, sandy beaches, and unique desert islands.  Basking in the warm Mexican Riviera sunshine makes the Pacific coastline of Mazatlan to Acapulco a popular winter yachting destination.  Here, yachters can also enjoy world-class marinas, pristine beaches, abundant jungle landscapes, kayaking, fishing, horseback riding, and lively nightlife.

Keep in mind when yachting in Mexico and other foreign areas you may need a cruising extension in order to continue coverage and the coverage may not be as comprehensive as when you are yachting in the continental US. You can get answers concerning your current yacht insurance coverage by calling the specialists at Global Marine Insurance.  They will provide a complimentary consultation to help you better understand your current coverage and share any coverage deficiencies you may have.

Regardless of where you are traveling you should always make sure that your yacht insurance is current and that your travels will be fully covered under your current policy.  For example, some northerners may have a layup period that puts their coverage on hold until spring. Before you do any winter yachting turn to the Global Marine Insurance specialists to make sure that you have the best yacht insurance coverage for your unique needs.

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