February 25th, 2015 by Oyster Harbors Marine
Few places can seamlessly blend the history and beauty of a quaint New England seaport with the excitement and life of a bustling tourist community quite like Vineyard Haven
This Martha’s Vineyard town is the kind of place where you’re likely to see an old wooden schooner anchored next to a state-of-the-art luxury mega-yacht. The streets of Vineyard Haven have the look and feel of a 19th Century seaport while also featuring the kind of fine restaurants and great shops you’d expect at a popular, upscale tourist destination.
When traveling to Vineyard Haven, pay close attention in Vineyard Haven Harbor, as the waterfront can be an especially busy place during summer. Note that the currents can be strong off both West and East Chop, and be sure to stay well north of West Chop and buoy GC “25,” which marks a large rock.
Visiting boaters should find a number of dockage and mooring options available. Contact the harbormaster’s office (VHF Channel 9; 508-693-4249) for information on local moorings and dock space. The Black Dog Wharf (VHF Channel 72; 508-693-3854) offers transient moorings and hourly dockage. Vineyard Haven Marine (VHF Channel 9; 508-693-0720) has slips and moorings, as well as fuel. Maciel Marine (508-693-4174) inside Lagoon Pond is a full-service marina with a ship’s store and fuel. Also, anchoring is permitted outside the harbor’s western breakwater, and along the eastern side of the harbor. You can also find good holding ground inside Lagoon Pond. If you need a pumpout, two municipal boats offer free pumpout service (VHF Channel 9).
Vineyard Haven Chart.
Once on land, you’ll find it’s easy to get around. Bike and moped rentals are plentiful, there are several taxi services, and buses of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional Transit Authority (MVTransit.com)provide scheduled service throughout the island for just $1 per town each way.
No trip to Vineyard Haven is complete without a stop at the famed Black Dog Tavern (800-826-1991) with its great food and views of the harbor. Another fantastic restaurant is Zephrus at the Mansion House (800-332-4112), which serves seafood and grilled fare in a Victorian building.
When you’re done shopping and sightseeing, check out the sunset tours of East Chop Lighthouse (508-627-4441). You can also enjoy a sail aboard an old schooner with Black Dog Tall Ships (508-693-1699).
Gallery below by Michael Blanchard Photography
February 24th, 2015 by Oyster Harbors Marine
For kids, there’s nothing quite like the excitement of getting that fun, new toy. For boaters, it’s no different.
That’s why there’s a buzz at Oyster Harbors Marine lately, as we recently received a new Legacy 32 fresh from the factory. And it’s every bit as spectacular as we expected. Production on new Legacy motor yachts began last fall, as Tartan Yachts breathed new life into the Legacy model. When they were first launched in the early 1990s, Legacy powerboats were renowned for their beautiful, traditional styling, great handling and fuel efficiency. The new Legacy powerboats take those same great qualities and combine them with Tartan’s high-tech construction, cutting-edge performance, and elegant, hand-crafted interiors.
The new Legacy 32 is engineered for smooth handling and reliable performance on the water. It’s built with the best components in the industry, comes with an efficient, durable electronic Cummins diesel engine, and features strong, reliable construction. Designers also had an eye for details that make the boating experience that much better. Details such as insulating the engine room to make for a quieter boating experience, and an electrical system that is dependable and convenient — flip switches, and your yacht’s systems and lights turn on, just like at home. But what really stands out about the Legacy 32 is how it looks and feels on the inside. The interior features head-turning, stylish design with gorgeous cherry cabinetry, solid cherry raised panel doors and frames, and plenty of light and air thanks to six opening ports and three deck hatches. The layout is spacious and comfortable, with lots of room for entertaining friends and family. And luxurious amenities abound, making it easy to relax and have an enjoyable day on the water.
So, yes, we’re buzzing with excitement about the Legacy 32. And we know that as more boaters see it and test it, that excitement is sure to spread.
Check out the inventory Oyster Harbors Marine has on location to see what boat fits you best! Also don’t forget to visit OHM in person this offseason!
To see the full Legacy 32 Specs or to schedule a test drive Click HERE
February 12th, 2015 by Oyster Harbors Marine
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Indulge in the Legacy
The Legacy 36 has features to impress the most discerning yachtsman – performance with low fuel consumption, a refined interior with accommodations options, unrivaled dependability with high end components, comfort underway with a proven hull shape, and all of this with poise and a timeless grace.
Using the best build practices and an electronically controlled engine, the Legacy 36 looks to lead in her class. The helmdeck salon beckons you aboard while the luxurious, handcrafted interiors make you want to never leave. There’s nothing like getting a Legacy out on the water. Go ahead and schedule your test sail today!
February 12th, 2015 by Oyster Harbors Marine
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The New England Boat Show will be held February 14th through the 22nd at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. In partnership with our New England dealer, Oyster Harbors Marine, we will be presenting a new Legacy 32 by Tartan. Information on the Legacy 42 and the new Legacy 36 which is currently in development at Tartan Marine will also be available.
With sales and service locations throughout New England, Oyster Harbors Marine is ready to provide you with exemplary support in the purchase and delivery of a new Legacy Motor Yacht. Additionally, the factory and Oyster Harbors will be offering a special New England launch promotion. For information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Oyster Harbors Marine at (508) 428-2017.