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Facts, Facts, and more Facts + Photos, Rates, Ratings, and Reviews. Absolutely everything you need to know to decide where to tie up for a night or a week, packed into the only objective consumers guide to marinas and marine facilities.
For more than a decade, the Atlantic Cruising Club has been providing highly detailed, objective marina information to the East Coast boating consumer. The latest Guide the Seventh Edition - has now grown to nine regional volumes covering Bar Harbor, ME to Padre Island, TX in the East, and Point Roberts, WA to Chula Vista, CA on the West Coast. The regional Guides are being published sequentially. The two regional volumes, ACC's Guide to New England Marinas and ACC's Guide to Long Island Sound Marinas were very well received and the third regional volume, the Atlantic Cruising Clubs Guide to Florida's East Coast Marinas, is now complete. 226 Marina Reports and thousands of photos cover Fernandina to Key West. These are consumers guides marina advertising is neither solicited nor accepted and there is no charge to the marinas for inclusion.
The new edition has been expanded to an 8 x 11 format to accommodate the addition of both photographs and 50% more information -- up to 300 facts on each marina. Every facility is now rated on three scales 1 to 5 Bells for cruiser services, 1 or 2 Travelifts for boatyard services and a Sunset for very special places. Marina information covers contact info, marina operations, rates, services, facilities, megayacht services, navigation information, boat supplies (chandleries, propane, ice, CNG, bait), and boatyard capabilities (rates, certifications, specialties, etc.). The very detailed whats near by sections cover restaurants (names & price ranges, too), lodgings (rates), recreation (from golf and tennis to swimming and bowling), entertainment (cinemas to museums, tours, and live theater), provisioning (including the nearest chain supermarkets, gourmet shops, farmers markets, fishmongers, etc.),general services (from bookstores and hardware stores to full-service laundries), transportation (rental cars, courtesy cars, airports and limos, cabs, bike rentals, water taxis, ferry services, local busses, rail, etc.) and medical services (from 911 and hospitals to massage therapists and vets). The Review section is comprised of three densely packed paragraphs (Setting, Marina Notes, and Notable), each chock full of even more useful information.
The Atlantic Cruising Clubs Guides to Marinas are delivered in both print and CD-ROM formats (in one package). Each volume includes 1,600-2,000 photographs - one of each marina in the Book, and 4-9 full-color photos of each on the CD-ROM. The easy-to-use CD-ROM allows boaters to search on over 100 fieldslocation, rates, ratings, reported depths, etc., etc., etc and it stores in a sturdy clear vinyl sleeve in the back of the book.
Both the Book and CD-ROM have been designed with easy navigation in mind. A Regional Map shows all 226 marinas covered in the ACCs Guide to Florida's East Coast Marinas and 15 sub-region maps locate the marinas in a particular area. On the CD-ROM, the map is in full-color and all the marina buttons are hot ; just click to display that marinas Report. Or use the very flexible CD search tool which makes searching on over 100 data fields very simple. For instance: Show me all the marinas in the Lower Keys that have slips with at least 6 ft. of reported depth at MLW, charge less than $1.50 per foot, and have at least a 3 Bell Rating. Or Show me all the marinas in the Miami area that have a supermarket within walking distance, that welcome pets, have a spa nearby, and that have handicapped access to the docks. Or Show me all the Marinas on Lake Worth that can manage an LOA of 120 feet, and also have a boatyard onsite, a laundry, pool, and restaurant. Or Show me all the marinas in Jacksonville that have 50 amp pedestals, an on-site diesel engine mecha
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