Wednesday, March 16, 2011

There's a Party at the End of the World

Gregg and Nancy Burdick
Well, the title isn't entirely correct. The party isn't at the end of the world, but there is definitely one at the end of Salerno Road in Stuart, Florida. Stuart Yacht, a marine institution in Stuart, is celebrating its 40th anniversary of luxury yacht service to the boating community and Talkin’ Tourism on Florida’s Treasure Coast (and Beyond!) has been invited to the celebration!

The importance of marine tourism has been covered here from time-to-time. The waterways in Florida and “Beyond!” are the interstates and turnpikes of the boating world, as they were a century ago. Like automobiles, boats come in a vast variety of shapes, sizes, power and amenities. Maintaining, refitting, repowering or commissioning a vessel is a significant undertaking.

Among the featured guests scheduled to appear on this celebratory show are Gregg Burdick, a founding member of the Marine Industries Association of the Treasure Coast and the Maritime and Classic Boat Museum, and Jay Coyle, editor at large for Yachting Magazine. Also making an appearance, will be Dave Astras, the newly appointed general manager of Stuart Yacht. Dave will share with our listeners his vision for moving this local marine mainstay into the global marine marketplace. Stuart Yacht, located on the Okeechobee Waterway/Cross Florida Canal, is well positioned to serve marine tourists venturing to Florida’s west coast or on to the Islands of the Bahamas.

With lots of guests invited who knows what celebraties might be in the studio audience!

In addition to our featured guests, Talkin’ Tourism’s regular event updates and Bahamas news will be included as well.

And, if you remember, last week we announced the Top 10 Beaches of the Caribbean. This time we're headed back to the Caribbean, but under the water, to announce the Top 10 Places in the Caribbean for a World Class Snorkeling Adventure.

We're looking forward to another fun- and information-filled show! Listeners on the Treasure Coast can catch the show Friday beginning at 10:05 a.m. on WPSL 1590 AM; those outside of the broadcast area can listen to the live stream on the Internet at

"See you" Friday from the end of the road!

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