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The Moorings

September 30, 2010 15:46 ET

The Moorings Announces New Destination & New Moorings 50.5 Yacht Debuts at Annapolis Sailboat Show

CLEARWATER, FL--(Marketwire - September 30, 2010) -  The Moorings, the world's premier yacht charter company, will be at the Annapolis Sailboat Show, October 7-11, 2010, in Booth #15 / Dock I to debut the all-new Moorings 50.5 monohull, showcase the Moorings 4600 flagship catamaran and promote their newest sailing destination in Grenada. Cheryl Powell, Chief Operating Officer of The Moorings, remarked, "Each year, the Annapolis Sailboat Show is a significant event as we announce our latest charter offerings to our customers and the industry. This year will be noteworthy with the debut of our most innovative monohull to date and a superb new sailing destination with the opening of our new base in Grenada."

New Yacht: Moorings 50.5 Debuts at Annapolis Boat Show
Designed by Berret-Racoupeau and custom-built by Beneteau for The Moorings charter vacations, the Moorings 50.5 is outfitted with the latest marine technology advancements for outstanding performance and comfort. On deck, she features a full suite of Raymarine navigational electronics, all electric winches, aft-led sail controls, a dual helm station and a powerful bow thruster that makes docking a breeze. A full bimini, dodger, and wholly-integrated mainsail arch with traveler not only enhance her aesthetic appeal, but also serve as a safety feature. Combined with a generous sail plan, these features have produced a yacht that is as maneuverable and fun to sail as a 35-footer; established a new benchmark in the yacht charter industry. Fully air-conditioned, she accommodates up to 11 passengers in four staterooms with en-suite electric heads and forepeak cabin with head. A generator, inverter, flat-screen TV/DVD, radio/CD/MP3 player and fully-equipped galley enhance her modern amenities. She is outfitted with LED lights, which consume 5-times less power than standard halogen lighting, increasing their lifespan and reducing battery charges. Visit The Moorings at Booth #15 to view the new Moorings 50.5.

The Moorings 4600
Custom-designed by world-renowned naval architects, Morelli and Melvin and builders, Robertson & Caine, the Moorings 4600 flagship catamaran is a luxurious 4-cabin/4-head yacht that offers an exceptional sailing platform for up to 12 family and friends to fully enjoy the world's best cruising destinations. On deck, sailing is comfortable and easy with 360¿ views from the raised helm station with hardtop bimini, and a self-stacking mainsail, roller-furling genoa, and twin 55HP diesel engines. All sail controls are aft-led to the cockpit, and an electric windlass, full electronics package, autopilot, stereo/CD player round out her sailing features. Interior amenities are a premium with a spacious galley-up design, which accommodates a roomy U-shaped saloon, entertainment center with flat-screen TV/DVD, and fully-equipped galley. The four double staterooms feature an en-suite electric head and separate shower stall. A generator and three separate air-conditioning units are standard. Supporting The Moorings continued effort to protect our environment, solar panels have been fitted to new 4600's, increasing battery life and reducing battery waste.

New Destination: Grenada
The Moorings newest destination opens on October 1, 2010, at the first-class Port Louis Marina in St. George's, Grenada; offering bareboat (sail-it-yourself) charters and all-inclusive crewed yacht vacations with diverse itinerary options throughout the Southern Caribbean. The fleet will consist of 35' to 51' custom-built catamarans and monohulls from world-class yacht builders Robertson & Caine and Beneteau.

Yacht Ownership
The Moorings 50.5 and Moorings 4600 may be purchased through The Moorings Yacht Ownership program. Owners enjoy up to 12 weeks of use each year on their yacht or a sistership at over 30 destinations worldwide, guaranteed monthly revenue check to cover their boat loan, no monthly out of pocket expenses, and professional maintenance included at no cost. Current yacht sales specials include low money down financing offers and fall discounts. Contact the ownership team today: 1-888-952-8603 | buyayacht@moorings.com | www.mooringsyachtownership.com

Editors Note: As the world's premier yacht charter company, The Moorings has delivered unmatched quality, service and attention to detail since 1969. Sail-it-yourself bareboat yachts, crewed yachts with captain and chef, and power yacht charters are available. The Moorings is owned by TUI Travel, PLC, one of the largest and most successful travel and tourism companies in the world. Trust in TUI: Your vacation is in safe hands. For Yacht Sales media inquiries contact slong@tuimarine.com.

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