"This was our first trip to Boat Harbour and our first year as members of the RMHYC, and it was fantastic! The friendliness and comraderie of the membership was wonderful. A typical day for us included tennis or pickle ball after breakfast, then Yoga at 11:00 with Ron. After lunch it was bridge for Sandy and bocce ball for Ray, followed by a late afternoon swim in the heated pool or a snorkel off of the private beach. Evenings required a tough decision as to which of the 3 or 4 dockside happy hours to attend, and later which of the dozen or so outstanding restaurants in town to walk to for dinner. Of course this "typical day" assumed we didn't take the boat out to go fishing or snorkeling , or sail over to Hope Town or down to Little Harbor, or take the ferry over to Guana Cay for a "nip" at Nippers. Needless to say we had a great time and plan to return for many years to come."
....................Ray and Sandy Meyer aboard S/V Horizon
"In all the travelling we have done in the world, no place has grabbed our hearts the same way as Abaco has. The adventures the Sea of Abaco offers, whether it is snorkelling, diving, sailing, or a quiet walk on the many beaches here gives us lots of opportunity to restore ourselves and appreciate nature. Combine that with the people in Abaco; their wit, sense of humour and humility, and the friends we make being members of the Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club - it all adds up to looking forward to new adventures each year in this stunningly beautiful place. "
....................Helen & Clark (Spirit of Freedom)
"What is RMHYC? A gathering of widely diversified individuals who are interested in enjoying life. Whether it be cruising or sailing the surrounding cays,fishing,scuba diving or snorkling, these make for one common demonator in this boating community.At the same time the land based activities such as group walks,crafts,cards,marjon,group dinners and dancing make for a very active club environment. It's our home away from home for 5 months. "
....................Jack & Sue Powers aboard M/V Seafood Searcher
"I wake up i the morning with nothing to do and by the end of the day, I am only half done."
....................Often heard from many members
"There are lots of reasons that my husband and I have taken our sailboat from Solomons Island, Maryland, in the Chesapeake Bay to Abaco four times in the last six years. The Bahamas are the closest semi-tropical islands to the east coast and only a day sail across the Atlantic from Florida. There's no need to sail to the BVI or further south to find what the Bahamas have to offer closer to home: sun, sand, beautiful water, and a warm winter, for starters. In addition, the Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club provides many activities for cruisers and is made up of friendly people who make the visit fun for everyone. We have made many friends in the RMHYC and look forward to seeing them again when we return."
.....................Marty Schneider, S/V Pegasus
"We have spent seven winters in the Abacos and we really enjoy all the restaurants in Marsh Harbour and the surrounding Cays. The members of the RMHYC always offer their help in directing new members to the best restaurants. There are many restaurants to choose with modest prices at most of them. Most offer Bahamian dishes especially local game fish and drinks made from rum and fruit juices. For those who prefer ‘regular fare’ you can have steak, hamburgers, chicken and great homemade breads. You will never go hungry in the Abacos."
....................Rita and Robert, MV Magnum Opus
Last Updated: September 1, 2012