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MarineMax Vacations signs deal with sailing charter operator

MarineMax Vacations said it formed a strategic partnership with sailing charter operator Navigare Yachting.

MarineMax Vacations said it formed a strategic partnership with sailing charter operator Navigare Yachting.

MarineMax said Navigare Yachting manages the operation and related sales of yachts for charter of 250 sailing yachts in nine countries worldwide, including the Caribbean, Sweden, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Spain, Thailand, Turkey and the Maldives.

The partnership places MarineMax Vacations at the helm of North American sales and marketing, as well as fleet management and operation, for Navigare’s British Virgin Islands fleet for charter vacations and charter yacht ownership.

The fleet, composed of more than 21 sailing catamarans, will be relocated, managed and operated by the MarineMax Vacations base in Tortola.

"We are very excited to partner with Navigare to further expand our product offering to include sail catamarans from our Tortola charter base in the British Virgin Islands,” MarineMax Vacations vice president Raul Bermudez said in a statement.

“Navigare is one of the world’s industry leaders for sailing charter vacations. Our shared vision to create an exceptional vacation experience is key with our mutual passion for unmatched guest service, yacht maintenance and expert delivery.”

The new sailing fleet ranges from 30 to 56 feet and includes Lagoon, Nautitech, Fountaine Pajot, Bavaria, Jeanneau and Beneteau. With the partnership, the fleet expands to more than 60 yachts, including the MarineMax Aquila power catamarans.

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