Bermuda’s maritime history runs deep — four centuries deep, to be exact. The British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic Ocean was founded by a crew of shipwreck survivors back in the early 1600s. A few years later, the Bermuda sloop (AKA the Bermuda rig) was developed by the island’s earliest (and craftiest) residents, providing a template for virtually all modern sailing yachts. Meanwhile, the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, founded in 1844, is one of the oldest “Royal” clubs outside British shores.
As a result of this rich maritime heritage, on-the-water adventure has been embedded in the 21-square-mile island’s DNA since the beginning. Today, Bermuda offers both the casual sailor and the dedicated yachtsman mild weather, calm waters, and a host of upscale harbors — not to mention the most glorious sunsets known to man.
The island is home to two full-service superyacht marinas that provide the highest quality amenities. There also is an abundance of safe and scenic anchorages to choose from. Bermuda may well be its closest earthly equivalent if there’s such a thing as yachting heaven.
After successfully hosting the prestigious 35th America’s Cup, presented by Louis Vuitton in 2017. Bermuda has attracted the attention of more world-class sailing events, namely the SailGP race series and the Clipper Round the World Race.
The high adrenaline SailGP season kicks off on May 14 and 15 and the Newport to Bermuda race returns in June. Then, the month-long Bermuda Triple Crown Billfish Tournament returns to the island in July.
Bermuda is just as enticing on land, with a unique cultural mix, luxurious resorts and golf courses, pink-sand beaches, and a thriving culinary scene. Visiting this stunning island provides the ultimate experience for superyacht and private boat enthusiasts.
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