MarineMax Vacations adds new charter destination

Clearwater, Fla. – MarineMax Vacations announced a new charter destination in the Pacific Northwest.

Through a partnership with Cooper Boating, the MarineMax 443 charter yacht will now be available from Cooper Boating’s Vancouver Charter Base for bareboat and crewed charters along the British Columbia Coast and the Pacific Northwest.

“This is an ideal expansion into a new market for us and a great opportunity to introduce this region to the cruising comforts of the MarineMax 443, an Aquila 44 model. Selecting Cooper Boating as our partner was a natural fit with their extensive expertise and experience in boating, and specifically, charter vacations,” stated Raul Bermudez, vice president, charter division for MarineMax Vacations.

Cooper Yacht Charters was started in 1983 by Forbes Cooper. Cooper Boating, as it stands today, is the product of growth and acquisitions, including asset acquisition of The Jib Set Sailing Centre, West Coast Cruising Centre, West Coast School of Seamanship, Seafari Sailing Expeditions and Bosun’s Charters and corporate acquisition of Pacific Rim Yacht Charters Ltd.

“Cooper Boating has a longstanding reputation in Vancouver and neighboring markets as having the largest recreational charter fleet in Canada and the variety of three world class locations,” said Colin Jackson, president of Cooper Boating. “Adding the MarineMax 443 power catamarans to our product offering fills a previous void in our multihull market. We are pleased to be able to offer a quality cruising power catamaran range that fits perfectly with our strategy of making sure our customers truly enjoy their time on the water in spectacular cruising grounds.”

MarineMax Vacations was launched in 2011 by parent company MarineMax, offering worldwide boating vacations and charter vacations aboard their own custom fleet in the British Virgin Islands. MarineMax Vacations exclusively features Aquila Power Catamarans in their fleet.

Charters in the Pacific Northwest regions will be offered beginning summer 2015. For booking and planning, please contact the MarineMax Vacations Team at 813-644-8071 or visit

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