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The Moorings Opens a New Yacht Charter Destination in Annapolis, Maryland

May 3, 2012

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. © 2012 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com.

The Moorings has just opened its newest yacht charter destination in Annapolis, Maryland for bareboat sailing, power and skippered charters on the Chesapeake Bay. The fleet includes a range of monohulls built by Beneteau and catamarans from Robertson & Caine.

Charming, historic and idyllic, boating in the Chesapeake Bay is the perfect way to discover the scenic shores of Maryland. A world-renowned boating destination, the Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States, spanning approximately 200 miles long from the Susquehanna River in the North to the Atlantic Ocean in the South.

This area offers fantastic cruising conditions with consistent southwesterly winds averaging from 5-20 knots, as well as a balanced mix of sights ashore including the Bay’s more modernized, bustling east coast cities like Baltimore and the west coast’s quaint, old-fashioned fishing and crabbing towns with wonderful maritime heritage. Annapolis, as well as the Bay area, is widely recognized as “the place” for fresh seafood, and feasting on their world famous steamed crabs is a must-do after a stroll through the historic colonial streets of Downtown Annapolis.

“We a very excited to offer a new cruising grounds in North America,” said Cheryl Powell, Chief Operating Officer of The Moorings. “The Moorings Annapolis, our first location on the Eastern seaboard and the Chesapeake Bay, is literally the ‘backyard’ for so many of our customers. Here, guests can charter for as little as two days or as long as they’d like to enjoy a leisurely weekend getaway while still experiencing the same world-class customer service and meticulously maintained yachts that are the hallmark of a Moorings vacation.”

The Moorings’ fleet is a mix of monohulls and catamarans for sailing charters, as well as the newest power catamaran – The Moorings 393PC. Monohulls available for charter include the Moorings 40.3 (3-cabin/2-head) and Moorings 42CC (4-cabin/2-head), which features a center cockpit with offset helm position that opens up the cockpit space, allowing for improved sailability and an aft deck. The luxurious new Moorings 3900 sailing catamaran and Moorings 393 Powercat will also join the Annapolis fleet, both featuring 3-cabins and 2-heads, including a spacious master suite in the starboard hull, generator and air-conditioning.

Powell added, “The Annapolis Landing Marina was our first choice because of its excellent proximity to many itinerary highlights and because the property presented the most inviting venue for The Moorings customers with a wonderful host of yacht club-style amenities, including a pool, restaurant and picnic area.

Commenting on the new partnership, Ed Hartman President & Owner of Annapolis Landing Marina also noted, “We’ve worked diligently to provide an atmosphere and amenities that make Annapolis Landing Marina an warm, welcoming place for all guests, We are pleased to be working with a high quality operation, like The Moorings, and look forward to welcoming their customers to Annapolis Landing.”

Charters on the Chesapeake Bay begin May 15, 2012 from The Moorings new home at the Annapolis Landing Marina; conveniently located a short drive away from Downtown Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay waterway, as well as 45-minutes from the excellent domestic and international connections of Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI).

For more information about The Moorings Annapolis destination, or charter vacations, visit www.moorings.com or call 1-800-535-7289.

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