MarineMax Vacations Adds New Charter Destination

Clearwater, FL (February 10, 2015) MarineMax Vacations is very pleased to announce a new charter destination in the Pacific Northwest.

Answering the region’s demand for this type of luxury charter boat, 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, often credited as being British Columbia’s most successful boat builder.  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, the world’s largest power boat retailer, 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, bringing an entirely new perspective to the private ownership and charter markets.

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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