Navi-Gator is for Sale

Long-time friends of the Marshall Islands, Maurie and Rhondi Williams, are selling their yacht Navi-Gator, which they bought in Majuro a few years back. The 56-foot ketch was built in France and was originally a charter boat in the Caribbean until a couple from Florida bought her and after a major refit, sailed the Caribbean and then on to Tahiti, Cook Islands, New Zealand, Fiji, Vanuatu, Australia, the Marshall Islands and other Pacific island nations. Navi-Gator was a very easy vessel for them to sail on their own. The Williams family bought the boat in the Marshall Islands and...

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Maintaining the Moorings

Every year mooring man Cary Evarts (a.k.a. Vice Commodore of the Mieco Beach Yacht Club) calls on volunteers to do a maintenance project on the club’s moorings at Enemanet and Eneko Islands, which are a few miles from downtown Majuro. So this week (October, 2019), he did just that with crew of the yachts Ivanpah, Undine, Apolima, and Ahaluna joining him on his sports boat Wasabi or self-driving to the mooring fields. They started at Enemanet, where they inspected, cleaned and replaced missing buoys, and then had lunch on the way to Eneko, where the did the same. A...

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Highlander for Sale

The yacht Highlander moored in downtown Majuro. Photo: Karen Earnshaw. The yacht Highlander is for sale in Majuro, Marshall Islands. The boat is a 1983 full keel (w/brewer bite) cutter Pilothouse Pan Oceanic 46’. Both main and stay are set up to be self tacking. There are two helms, with the inside steering being hydraulic and outside mechanical. The Hydrovane was new in 2017 along with both inside and outside chart plotters, radar, radios (2 stand alone VHF, 1 Garmin with AIS, 1 Icom with separate antenna). The owner’s focus in his big upgrades in November 2018 and May...

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Wind Blows Race Away

Five boats were ready to sail in the Mieco BeachYacht Club’s race Sunday, with the start set for 1pm. At about noon the race committee boat, Vagrant, was in position off the Marshall Islands Resort and a few of the yachts had left their moorings to practice with their new crews, with other yachts holding fast until updates were provided.A number of canoes were also planning on taking part in the fun race. But, and it was a big but, the wind was not cooperating. In the downtown area it was blasting in from the southeast at anything from...

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2019 MBYC Committee

Chuck Gauthier and Peter Hartmann.Gary Stratton and Jeff Hartjoy.Peter Hartmann, Liz Rodick, and Cary Evarts.Pamela Perkins, Cindy Wallen, Gary Ehrsam, and Darrel Wallen.Nicoline Nel and Shane and Tina Finneran. The Mieco Beach Yacht Club annual general meeting was a fun evening next to the Canoe House at the Marshall Islands Resort on Friday, February 22, 2019. The business section of the AGM was emceed by outgoing Commodore Chuck Gauthier, who gave his report for the year and then asked for each board member to give their reports. The upshot overall is that the club continues to have a healthy...

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Upcoming Events

  1. Dinner at Won Hai Shien

    October 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm