07/21/2014 1:21 PM

Preparing for the sixth Aruba International Regatta

This year on August 15, 16 and 17 the sixth Aruba International Regatta will take place on Aruba. Three days of action and competition for yachts, beach cats, sunfishes, optimists, windsurfers and kite surfers; three evenings of music and parties for all participants and spectators. The sailors will compete for the Budget Marine cup for the winner in the most competitive class. This cup will be awarded for the fourth time this year and has a value of afl. 1000. For the youngest...
07/21/2014 1:21 PM

Bryan wins 26TH Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament with 28.70-pound catch

First-timers luck and natural angling ability proved a winning combination for St. Thomas’ Melinda Bryan. When the official weigh-in was complete at the 26th Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament, held July 13 at Hull Bay Hideaway, it was Bryan who reeled in the Largest Kingfish, a 28.70-pounder, aboard the 17-foot Boston Whaler, Timeless. Bryan was one of  196anglers, including 30 junior anglers, on 57 boats who celebrated a successful tournament at the Captain Morgan, Coors Light and Snapple...
07/04/2014 10:19 AM

Congratulations Jerry Warner & Sailability!

Congratulations go to Jerry Warner, Sales Representative at Budget Marine English Harbour, who has passed his Bronze Level and is now working intensely for his Silver Level of the Sailability Course at the National Sailing Academy in Antigua. Sailability is a volunteer based organization to promote and teach sailing to persons with disability, the elderly and the financially and socially disadvantaged. Started in the UK, it has spread world wide, including to Antigua, where the...
06/16/2014 11:21 AM

Budget Marine’s “Oyster” wins Billfish tournament

The Contender 36 "Oyster" from Team Budget Marine emerged surprise overall winner of the 17th St. Martin Billfish Tournament on Saturday night, scooping up three of the evening's big awards; not bad considering at least two of their crew, captain included, are relatively new names in the big game fishing world. But there was clearly experience on board and perhaps some old fashioned luck that resulted in Oyster claiming the Most Overall Points first prize trophy, Most Blue Marlin...
06/20/2014 9:26 AM

"Oyster" by Budget Marine leads Billfish Tournament

06/20/2014 9:22 AM

Budget Marine wins Boat of the Year!

The Sint Maarten Yacht Club’s last keelboat race of the 2013-2014 season was sailed Sunday June 1st. A nice 16 knot easterly breeze and clear skies made for great sailing weather! 5 boats entered Racing Class and 5 boats cruising class. A new entry in the cruising class was “Sleeper” a 39ft J-boat owned and sailed by Robbie Ferron.  “Sleeper” was going very well in the stiff breeze, especially upwind where her narrow beam and high sloop rig allowed her to point very high. She won...
06/13/2014 11:32 AM

Bonaire ready to host the 10th Prokids Bonaire IFCA Championships

This year Bonaire will host the 10th Prokids Bonaire IFCA Championship 2014 from June 25th till June 29th, 2014. The event is organized and coordinated by a dedicated Bonaire Committee Team and the Aquaspeed Windsurfers Bonaire Association directed by General Coordinator, Mr. Gerrald Victorina. This year the committee chose two youngsters, Jurgen Saragoza and Stephard Gustowski as role models for their dedication and achievements they have shown throughout the years competing in the...
06/13/2014 10:47 AM

Prepare yourself for the best professional windsurfing championship on Bonaire!

THE PWA BONAIRE WORLD CUP 2014 EVENT IS JUST ONE WEEK AWAY! “Prepare yourself for the best professional windsurfing championship on Bonaire” Bonaire, June 12th, 2014– This year Bonaire will host once again the PWA Bonaire World Cup 2014 June 20th till June 24th, 2014. PWA Bonaire World Cup 2014, the biggest sports world champion event in Bonaire, will start on June 20th, 2014. The registration and the official opening ceremony will be held with a defile, where all the...
06/02/2014 8:48 AM

Catch a Whopper & Win Cas & Prizes - Bastille Day Kingfish Tournment set For July 13

Fish the tradition! Fishing, family and fun all wrapped into one is what you’ll find at the Northside Sportfishing Club’s Annual Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament. Set for Sunday July 13th at Hull Bay Hideaway.   This is your chance to catch the ‘big one’ and pocket $2000 in cash plus prizes. The Annual Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament offers more ways to win and more cash and prizes than any other Virgin Islands-based inshore fishing tournament. Festivities also include live bands...
05/27/2014 11:22 AM

Tested by Practical Sailor: Maggi Chain superior in strength and quality

Replacing chain on your boat can be a sizable investment, but it’s sometimes difficult to know what you’re buying. It’s something that people often think of as being utilitarian, and unfortunately not worthy of research and comparisons. That doesn’t make a lot of sense when you consider that your safety and the safety of your boat could be riding on it. There can be a huge difference from one brand of chain to the next, even when the chain grade and strength ratings are supposed to be the...
06/20/2014 9:32 AM

Gipsy Girl wins Budget Marine Challenge 2014

06/09/2014 5:38 PM

Budget Marine Gill wins Captain Oliver's Regatta

06/09/2014 6:30 PM

10th edition of the Budget Marine Challenge in Curaçao

The 10th edition of the succesful Budget Marine Challenge, organized by the Curaçao Yachting Association (CYA), will be held this Sunday May 25th. The Budget Marine Challenge differs from other sailing regattas because of the unusual, spectacular start methods used. Racing starts at 10 in the morning in Spanish Water (Spaanse Water) with a  “Voor de windse” start (down wind start). Usually starts are up wind. The first part of the race course is set to sail to Fuik Beach. Yachts...
06/09/2014 6:32 PM

Kick off of Saint Martin Billfish Tournament June 10th

The Saint Martin Billfish Tournament kicks off on June 10th at Marina Fort Louis in Marigot, Saint Martin. The Caribbean's finest fishing teams will be battling it out on the famous Marlin Boulevard from the 11th to the 14th of June. The 2014 marlin season is shaping up to be a great one. This year there will be over $100,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs, which will make for some intense competition! Not to mention that The Saint Martin Billfish Tournament is a qualifying event for the...
06/09/2014 6:34 PM

The 10th Annual Captain Oliver's Regatta is around the corner!

Captain Oliver’s Regatta presents to you a fabulous weekend of entertainment and racing at Captain Oliver’s Resort in Oyster Pond, with three days of fun and two days action packed sailing. Aside from the sailing, visitors can take in the ambience enjoying the waterfront facilities at Captain Oliver’s Resort where the marina becomes alive. The sails of the first regatta were hoisted in 2005 by Olivier Lange, alias Captain Oliver, for local sailors from mainly St. Maarten/St. Martin...
06/09/2014 6:37 PM

From Trade Winds to No Winds

Report by Bas De Rooij part of the Budget Marine/Gill team winning CSA5 class overall and best performance on Saturday of the Heineken Regatta 2014   The last race of this year’s St Maarten Heineken Regatta took us from Marigot to Creole Rock (Grand Case) around the ‘Reserve’ mark. At this stage we went around in first position closely followed by our nearest rivals as we were heading downwind to Blowing rock, Anguilla. We rounded the rock in 2nd place, just after the overall...
06/09/2014 6:39 PM

Rodion Luka wins Budget Marine Match Racing 2014

Simpson Bay, St. Maarten (March 4, 2014) - Capping off a solid day of competition against an international field of match racers hailing from Poland, the United Kingdom, France, Russia and the Caribbean, Rodion Luka from the Ukraine won the 6th edition of the Budget Marine Match Racing Cup today with a 2-1 victory over Russian skipper Eugeny Nikiforov. Photo by Bob Grieser A silver medalist in the 49er Class at the 2004 Olympics, Luka was joined by another Ukrainian Olympian,...
03/06/2014 11:07 AM

Jolien Louwerse and Katarina Bohusova Lucky winners!

Jolien Louwerse and Katarina Bohusova were the lucky winners of the Special Guest VIP Tickets. With these tickets they get to follow the Heineken Regatta, the biggest regatta in the Caribbean, this Saturday on the Golden Eagle catamaran. They will be able to watch the races as they unfold. Jolien and Katarina will start witnessing every start of the most exciting classes while having breakfast. The Golden Eagle will then follow the race while serving lunch onboard with of course a...
06/09/2014 6:42 PM

Budget Marine Sponsors TTGFA 2014 Wahoo Tournament

Budget Marine Trinidad title sponsors TTGFA Wahoo Tournament 22 - 23 March 2014 Budget Marine is very proud to announce that it will be title sponsor of the Trinidad & Tobago Game Fishing Association's (TTGFA) Wahoo Blow Out Tournament 22 - 23 March 2014. Since the chandlery first opened in Chaguaramas in 1996, Budget Marine Trinidad has supported many fishing events such as the Marlin Madness and Tarpon Thunder Tournaments in Tobago among others, with sponsorships, equipment...
06/09/2014 6:43 PM

Varadero Aruba Boatyard and Marina

    Varadero Aruba Boatyard and Marina has become a prime spot on Aruba to store your boat, haul it out for repair or stay when visiting Aruba. They have 400 dry berths and 70 wet slips and accomodate for all your boatyard needs! Budget Marine Aruba is around the corner. Check out their new website with all information! http://varaderoaruba.com/               
06/09/2014 6:45 PM

2014 Interlux Regatta a Resounding Success!

The 2014 Interlux One Design Regatta with fourteen teams and with shore activities sponsored by Coors Light was a resounding success. The fourteen teams rotated through eight boats to complete a total of 16 races on the north side of the SXM airport runway. The winner by two points at the end of the two days was Han de Bruyn Kops sailing with brothers Pieter and Paul Soons. Second place went to Andrea Scarabelli of Team Budget Marine Gill who missed defending the title by two points....
06/09/2014 6:48 PM

Budget Marine Spice Island Billfish Tournament a Huge Success!

   There is never a dull moment in Grenada! This was certainly the case as the annual Budget Marine Spice Island Billfish Tournament (BMSIBT) kicked off with a roaring start on the morning of January 28th 2014. At the close of registration on January 27th, the tournament committee was set to host another record number of 51 boats and 261 anglers at the Grenada Yacht Club, home to the tournament since its inception in 1964. Celebrating the 45th anniversary of this exciting...
01/24/2014 10:43 AM

Curacao Marine Ready for Action

Curaçao Marine is Ready to Service up to 60-Ton Yachts    Curacao Marine is expanding their haul-out capacity with a 60 ton Roodberg® trailer. As of mid-January 2014 the new slipway trailer will be taken into operation. With this top of the line towed Roodberg® trailer Curacao Marine can service larger monohulls as well as multihulls; yachts up to 80 feet, weighing up to 60 ton, can now be hauled out and serviced at the marina. Both the 40 ton trailer and the new 60 ton...
06/09/2014 6:51 PM

Budget Marine Sponsors Bonaire Fishing Tournament

The Bonaire International and Local Fishing Tournament was a great success.  The Bonaire International and Local fishing tournament was a great success.  24 boats participated in the International Catch and Release event. 3 boats came from Aruba, 13 from Curacao, 1 from Venezuela and 7 from Bonaire.  While the local even saw record attendance of 19 boats.  Fun was had by all and we hope that they spread the word and bring friends for next year!  Customs and Immigration's made an...
06/27/2014 2:06 PM

Budget Marine donates new GILL all-weather Jackets to the Sint Maarten Sea Rescue Foundation.

On Saturday the 11th of January the Sint Maarten Sea Rescue foundation received new all-weather GILL coats donated by Budget Marine and Horizon Yacht Charters. The Sea Rescue team has had a busy couple of weeks due to the strong winds around the island and often came back cold and soaking wet. These coats are of the highest quality and will keep the team visible, warm and dry while they can assist people in need on the water.   The Sea Rescue team is a team of volunteers...
06/27/2014 2:04 PM

Carlos Aguilar Match Racing 2013

   A double-header hook-up landed anglers April Newland and Mike Landgraf cash prizes for the two largest wahoo caught in the Wahoo Windup, hosted by the Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club (VIGFC) and sponsored by Budget Marine. Newland’s 41.14-pounder weighed in as the largest, however still some 34 pounds short of earning the $10,000 prize offered for a wahoo over 75-pounds. Landgraf reeled in the November 17 tournament’s second largest wahoo, a 24.75-pounder. Both Newland and...
01/24/2014 12:27 PM

Big developments in the world of PFD’s

Re-Arming Kits For Life Jackets There have been two big developments in the world of PFD’s (personal flotation devices). 1. There is much more compulsion to wear them in professional and some other uses on the water. Almost any worker who is operating near the water is expected to be wearing a PDF. 2. Most authorities now approve inflatable lifejackets which was not the case before. This means that instead of a bulky contraption, a much lighter unit can be worn that only...
06/27/2014 2:05 PM

Budget Marine Antigua: Now Two Locations to Serve You Better

Budget Marine is a chain of Marine supply outlets operating in now, 13 locations in the eastern and southern Caribbean that offers the largest range of premium marine products with the highest level of product availability in the region.   Budget Marine Antigua - Jolly Harbour  After 21 years the Jolly Harbour has relocated from the boatyard adjacent to the Jolly Habour Commercial Center. Budget Marine Antigua - English Harbour The new shop is located in the...
06/09/2014 7:00 PM

Budget Marine Antigua New Location Grand Opening!

  On the 10th of December, approximately 120 persons attended the grand opening of the new Budget Marine Antigua locations, the ceremony taking place in the garden of the new Jolly Harbour store.  Both Finance Minister Harold Lovell and other speakers focused on teamwork and partnership in taking the Yachting sector of Antigua forward and its contribution to the country’s economy. Location manager Louisa Norris made awards to staff including longest serving; Junieo Stevens...
06/09/2014 7:02 PM

La Course de l’Alliance 2013

La Course de l’Alliance 2013     The Notice of Race (NOR) for La Course de L’Alliance is now available online kicking off the 10th edition of this event with registration officially open. Entries are already in full flow so don’t wait any longer and head to www.regattaguru.com and register your boat. With lots of interest and enquiries, the team at Sint Maarten Yacht Club (SMYC) is looking forward to an even better event this year. With returning sponsors Budget...
06/09/2014 6:56 PM

Budget Marine Antigua New Location Grand Opening!

On Monday Morning September 16th the doors opened for the new Budget Marine Chandlery in Jolly Harbour . The purpose build 5,000 sq foot facility will take over from the facility in which Budget Marine has been active for the past 20 years (one year was spent a previous building) . The new building will offer greatly improved exposure of products , air conditioning , street level access , excellent parking and loading .   The building was constructed in a record 7 months by...
01/24/2014 12:32 PM

Budget Marine 2013 Boat-of-the-Year!

 SMYC Keelboat Boat-of-the-Year Captured by Team Budget Marine On Saturday night June 29 the Sint Maarten yacht Clubs keelboat racing season 2012-2013 was concluded with the prize giving ceremony. Commodore of the SMYC, Ian Hope-Ross was the master of ceremony. The Racing Class a very successful  season, where  new boats came out to join this season's racing. This resulted in a bigger and more competitive fleet. It is hoped that this trend will continue, and that for next...
01/10/2014 4:37 PM

Dream Yacht Charter selects Jolly Harbour, Antigua as its 35th international base

Dream Yacht Charter selects Jolly Harbour, Antigua as its 35th International Base. Dream Yacht Charter have established a fleet of catamarans and monohulls to operate out of Jolly Harbour Marina for the coming season. This charter company own 600 boats worldwide, including 120 yachts the Eastern Caribbean. This exciting addition boosts their presence within the Caribbean to five locations. Loic Bonnet, the President of Dream Yacht Charter, commented, “Jolly Harbour is...
01/10/2014 4:39 PM

Product Recall Lite Cylinder

01/10/2014 4:40 PM

Powerade Multi-Class Regatta

Powerade Multi-Class Regatta  With 43 teams from 5 countries, the annual Powerade Multi-Class Regatta has established itself as the 3rd biggest mixed fleet regatta held on St.Maarten. Competitors from St Maarten/StMartin, Anguilla, St Barths and Sweden challenged each other in the sometimes fickle breezes on the St Maarten lagoon during the 2013 edition. The racing included fleets of LSR’s, Lasers, RS Visions and 3 fleets of Optimists. In the LSR Class, the 7th and final race...
01/10/2014 4:41 PM

Excellent Conditions for Impressive Junior Sailing Action

Excellent Conditions for Impressive Junior Sailing Action   Grenada’s junior sailors enjoyed near perfect sailing conditions on Saturday 23 March when they took to the water in Grand Anse Bay for the Budget Marine Junior Sailing Championship. In past events, the youngsters have had to contend with challenging winds and choppy water, but on Saturday the elements combined to provide great sailing conditions, and allowed the keen young sailors – as young as six – to show their...
01/10/2014 4:46 PM

Nautical Fun At Budget Marine 2013

01/10/2014 4:44 PM

Budget Marine supports Olympian Sailor in historic Tobago to Trinidad Sail

Budget Marine supports Olympian Sailor in historic Tobago to Trinidad Sail   On 7 Dec 2012 Budget Marine Trinidad presented T &T’s Olympian Sailor, Andrew Lewis, with a Laser Upper-Mast and Std Sail with battens for his Wind Energy Challenge, a 50 mile sail in a 14’ Laser from Pigeon Point, Tobago to Maracas bay, Trinidad. This had never been attempted before, being the smallest single handed boat to complete the journey between the two islands. Dogged by lack of wind and...
01/10/2014 4:46 PM

International Yachting Seminar

International Yachting Seminar Budget Marine's and St Maarten Marine Trades Association board member, Robbie Ferron, represented the SMMTA and St. Maarten,  this weekend in Martinique attending an International yachting seminar sponsored by the 'Euro Institut Caribéen' (EIC) of the FWI University (UAG), and co-organized by the International Affairs Desk of French Customs Caribbean Headquarteres in Martinique, FWI. Tourism is a major component of the sustainable development...
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06/27/2014 2:17 PM

St. Croix International Regatta

The 21st St. Croix International Regatta was held last weekend -15th- 17th November, and it was a great weekend of sailing and festivities.   The regatta, famous for the winning Captain being awarded his weight in Rum, proved to be a test for the versatility of the entrants. The weather was a mixed bag of rain and 15 knot winds on Friday,  light to no winds on Saturday and gusty 25 knot winds on Sunday. The sailing action was followed by great afternoons and evenings...
06/27/2014 2:50 PM

6th Annual Budget Marine Wahoo Tournament

Fishing Team ‘’Bouffy’’ from Sint Martin, has been crowned champion boat of 2013 at the 6th Annual Budget Marine Wahoo Tournament. ‘’Bouffy ‘’ had two impressive days of fishing over the weekend keeping near the top of the leaderbord after day one and sealing the deal with a strong day 2 finish. Team Bouffy caught 11 wahoos over two days totaling 332.40lbs Also with 11 Wahoos, Fishing team ‘’Living The Dream’’ from St.Criox just missed the crown by approx. 21 lbs so therefore...
06/27/2014 3:30 PM

Fifth edition of Aruba International Regatta

The fifth edition of the Aruba International Regatta drew competitors from Bonaire, Curaçao, Sint Maarten and of course Aruba to the new regatta location in Oranjestad Aruba. With about 50 sails on the water and some 100 participants, this regatta is proving that Aruba has a growing and healthy sailing scene. The weather conditions in Aruba’s beautiful sailing waters were optimal for close competition during the 52 races that were held in the harbor of the capital of Aruba...

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