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Sunsail

September 14, 2010 12:39 ET

Greetings From Grenada: Sunsail Announces the Opening of a New Caribbean Charter Base on the Isle of Spice

CLEARWATER, FL--(Marketwire - September 14, 2010) -  Sunsail, the charter company for sailors by sailors, is delighted to announce a new charter destination in Grenada, an extremely special, untouched Eastern Caribbean region, where sailing vacations will begin October 2010. From the new base at Port Louis Marina in the capital of St. George's, Sunsail will offer bareboat and skippered charters on a fleet of 36' to 44' monohulls and catamarans, exclusive to Sunsail.

Sailing Grounds of Grenada
Known as the Gateway to the Grenadines, the cruising grounds of Grenada (The Spice Island) offer the most exceptional sailing conditions in the Eastern Caribbean along with pristine reefs, colorful coral gardens and access to the famous Tobago Cays.

"We're delighted to expand our charter offering in the Caribbean with another unique and spectacular cruising ground. Grenada offers a true taste of the Caribbean; beautiful beaches, turquoise seas and traditional cuisine are just a few of the delights you'll encounter here, along with superb sailing conditions. Grenada is definitely a destination not to be missed," noted Simon Conder, Global Brand Manager.

With much to explore in this region, a Grenada yacht charter is filled with many adventurous experiences including kayaking, snorkeling and scuba diving. Onshore, this rolling mountainous island is dotted with world-famous white and black sand beaches, crater lakes, rainforest and nutmeg plantations that the island is best known for. Grenada's rum distillery tours are a must for any seafaring sailor.

The tropical turquoise waters that lap against Grenada's shores also provide easy access to neighboring islands. Sunsail will offer one-way charters from Grenada to St. Vincent or vice versa, creating the opportunity to explore the Tobago Cays, Mayreau, Mustique, Bequia and St. Lucia.

Grenada-based Charter Fleet
A range of monohulls will be available for charter, including the Sunsail 39i and new Sunsail 44i. The Jeanneau-built Sunsail 44i is perfect for a fun week of sailing, giving sailors 4-cabin/2-head accommodations, top-of-the-line hardware, a generous sail plan, twin helm, powerful bow thruster and an expansive cockpit.

Sunsail will also offer catamarans, including the award-winning Sunsail 384, which debuted in October 2009. The Sunsail 384 is a state-of-the-art performance catamaran providing spacious accommodation in 4-cabins/2-heads, an exterior raised helm station, cockpit hardtop, and vertical front window screens for superb visibility.

Across the harbour from St. George's, Sunsail's base at the full-service Camper & Nicholson's Port Louis Marina offers guests first-class amenities such as a bar, restaurant, swimming pool and duty-free shopping. Future marina plans include the Peter de Savary Port Louis development, which will consist of hotels, luxury villas, restaurants, and shopping.

Grenada is easily reached by direct and indirect flights from the US and Canada to the Maurice Bishop International Airport, which is only five miles from Port Louis and the closest international airport to the Grenadines.

For over 35 years, Sunsail has provided sailing vacations for all skill levels, with 800 yachts in 30 locations worldwide. In addition to bareboat and skippered charters, Sunsail provides flotillas, sailing courses, beach club resorts, corporate and incentive team-building events. To learn more and plan your next adventurous sailing vacation, visit www.sunsail.com, or call 1-888-350-3568.

Camper & Nicholsons is widely recognized to be one of the world's oldest and most prestigious yachting brands, with origins dating back to 1782. Port Louis Marina is a wholly owned subsidiary of Camper & Nicholsons Marina Investments Limited, a closed-ended investment company listed on the AIM of the London Stock Exchange.

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