The East Coast of the United States is blessed with some of the best sailing in the world, with miles upon miles of stunning coastline and intricate waterways offering hours, days and months of fun in your boat.
And without doubt one of the beauties of this coast is that the sailing can be pretty much all year around if you are willing and able to travel in order to find the sun. Alternatively you might be fortunate enough to live in Florida where sailing is a year-round pursuit.
Florida is one of Becket & Co.’s five main yacht service areas and a region in which we have a number of clients for whom we carry out Florida yacht management services remotely.
It is also one of our favorite destinations on the planet, so it wasn’t hard for us to pull together five places we advise you not to miss.
- With temperatures reaching the low 70Fs in winter, Florida is the perfect place to hit the beach, with literally dozens from which to choose. Our favorites include those on Knight Island, otherwise known as Palm Island, which you can only get to by ferry or on your own boat.
- Biscayne National Park in Southern Florida is a 95 per cent water reserve which is home to the world’s third-longest living coral reef. It’s a fascinating place to explore by boat all year round with fascinating marine life, birds and flora.
- Miami Beach is worth a trip; dubbed the Manhattan of South Florida, it is a thriving, pulsating place stretching for miles which should be seen to be believed.
- Fort Lauderdale is for many the center of the yachting universe and an ideal place to base yourself if you are visiting the area by boat.
- Of all the keys, the historical Cedar Key is one of our favorites. Situated 60 miles southwest of Gainesville, Cedar Key is the first in an archipelago of lesser-known Florida Keys and on sailing here, you will feel as if you have gone back in time.
If you are already in Florida or plan to make a trip there, why not sign up for our remote Florida yacht management service for peace of mind? Our Florida management yacht team can supervise all the work on your boat including any yacht repair or general yacht maintenance that needs to be done. We will establish a remote yacht care program decided to you and your yacht.