The yacht charter company, The Moorings, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its inauguration this year.
Established in 1969, the company began with just six yachts. It has now expanded and covers over 20 destinations from the Caribbean and Thailand to Croatia and Spain.
The fleet offers the choice of over 400 sail, power or crewed yachts as part of its charter fleet.
In 2019 it is planning to celebrate the occasion by hosting two 50th anniversary celebration rendezvous events. One in Croatia and the other in the British Virgin Islands where it all began.
Five decades have now passed since the company was established by Charlie and Ginny Cary in the British Virgin Islands. It was born from their passion for sailing and started with a slim fleet of just six sailing yachts.
If not for the legacy of its beloved founders and the continued support of its repeating guests, chances are no one would even know the company name today.
As the company prepares to mark this major milestone, the team at the company’s HQ is inviting customers and fellow members of the yachting community to join them in celebrating a half-century of unforgettable vacations on the water.
Each of the two events will feature a special itinerary designed to celebrate key partners and venues throughout both of these cruising grounds. Each will be undertaken with the guidance of a lead Moorings boat. Guests will also enjoy dinners ashore, wine tastings, exclusive parties and contests, and custom patrons-only gear.
The celebration events take place in Croatia from October 12th to 19th 2019 and in the British Virgin Islands from November 10th to 16th 2019.
Hurricane Irma hit the British Virgin Islands badly a year or so ago but the sheer resilience and community spirit among locals and international volunteers have helped to transform this “jewel in the Caribbean” back to its former glory.
The British Virgin Islands has not only bounced back better, stronger and greener, but many of its most-loved local establishments have reopened to delight seasoned sailors with their refreshing island cocktails, mouth-watering cuisine and famous Caribbean hospitality. When it comes to yachting in the British Virgin Islands, it’s safe to say its pristine white sands, turquoise waters and snorkelling spots are as spectacular as ever.
Availability for both events as you might guess, will be limited on a first-come, first-serve basis. So those interested in attending either of The Moorings 50th anniversary celebrations can obtain additional event details and pricing by visiting: www.moorings.co.uk
Frances and Michael Howorth are an award-winning team of travel writers specialising in coverage of luxury yachts both large and small and are our yachting correspondents.
Photographs by Frances Howorth