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About Marc Anassis

Hopefully you will get a sense of our high standards of service as you visit our site, or you can experience it up close if you get the chance to visit us in Patchogue, Long Island, New York. Here are a few facts about us. Much of our high level of service comes down to the staff. Amongst us we have probably sailed most of the sailing areas in the world, and our expertise are Yacht Charters, Yacht Design, Construction as well as yacht management. We believe strongly in customer service and satisfaction. To us those words mean: giving you as much information as possible thus enabling you to make a better choice, listening to what you have to say so we can customize your yachting experience while taking care and protecting your interests. Customers are our most cherished resource. Many of them are celebrities, but most are people who like yachting, like us – people who just love the sea. We at SAILING PARADISE are all enthusiastic sailors ourselves, and our business is our passion. We will listen to you, with care, to every detail, knowing your needs will enable us to select only the finest for you. We understand your passion for the sea, and that is why we will do everything possible to make your dreams come true. Our history in yachting goes back to 1959. We have served our clients with reliability, knowledge, experience, and responsiveness. These are the qualities that are essential, and these are the qualities you are assured of with us. We are a team of yachting professionals, with offices in Patchogue, NY – Athens, Greece – and Wiesbaden, Germany. Feel free to call us on our Toll Free number. If you are overseas by all means e-mail us – you will find that we reply promptly. If you phone there is always a real person on the other end of the line, no numbers to punch! We will offer you all of our knowledge and experience freely. Our relationship with our customers and the level of service we give is what really matters to us. In this impersonal age we think that this is very important. We hope you share this feeling!

snorkeling tips

Tips For Snorkeling Beginners

In this article we hope to outline the best ways for you to have the best snorkeling experience. Many first time snorkelers may have an unpleasant time if they are not familiar wit the basics of snorkeling.

Snorkeling can be a tremendous amount of fun if you understand your equipment and abide by the snorkeling rules of the water. Many first time snorkelers may experience anxiety, face mask problems. Snorkel tube flooding, fatigue and even injury if not careful. Many of these problems are quite avoidable and with a little bit of training are quite avoidable.

Some things to keep in mind when setting up your snorkel equipment

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Caribbean or Bahamas

Should you charter to the Bahamas or the Caribbean?

It’s a silly question. Each destination has it’s own great qualities. Each has great stretches of white sand and blue sea. Each has plenty of nightlife and each has plenty of water sports activities. We just want to outline some of the differences so you can make a better choice for you and your crew mates.


The Bahamas are a lot closer to The mainland and it’s easier to make three or four day cruises. But if time isn’t of the essence the Caribbean has more choices when it comes to ports of call. You can expect seven to ten day cruises. Because the Bahamas are further north the beaches can be a bit colder in the evenings during winter months.
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bareboat extras

What To Bring On A Bareboat Charter That You Might Forget

As you may already know bareboat chartering or self chartering is a great way to experience the pleasure of yachting without the expense of owning your own boat. Most of the things you will need on a charter will already be on the boat but there is a few things you’ll need to remember to pack that are specific to you or not commonly supplied on the boat.

Charging Devices:

Most boats have 12v charger like the cigarette lighter one in your car. You can get a USB adaptor for that device and charge at least two electronic devices at that same time. Your boat may have a 110v or a 220v outlets onboard and you can check with your charter service to confirm this. Alternately you can get a power inverter that plugs into the 12v and allows low Watt 110v or USB accessories.
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