Cat'N Around Bimini 2016 was a huge success. We had the largest attendance to date at around 145 guests and 27 boats representing all the different World Cat models.
The event kicked off with a flotilla leaving Port Everglades on Friday morning. The seas were perfect an allowed a smooth crossing. Upon arrival and after check-in everyone made their plans and began a fun filled weekend. We officially kicked off the weekend with a cookout at the ocean front infinity pool. We all enjoyed great food, drinks and music and especially the company. New friendships were created while exchanging stories about their boating adventures.
Saturday began with a blank schedule. Everyone was on their own to do whatever they chose. Some guests chose to fish while others anchored at the Sapona (concrete ship) and snorkeled. Honeymoon harbor was also a favorite for many guests that enjoyed feeding the Sting Rays. At days end many met at the Sand Bar/Bimini Twist restaurant for dinner and drinks.
Sunday was the main event day. Everyone began the morning with an open schedule and eventually ended up at Honeymoon Harbor for a raft up and cocktail party. Unique Marine Sponsored a steel drum performer, food and drinks which lead to a memorable time for all. Later that night Power Cat of South Florida sponsored the annual "Tony Schanel" fish fry. Our friend Tony was a longtime World Cat owner and a regular attendee that always contributed fish to our dinner. We surely do miss him.
Overall this years trip was awesome. Perfect weather, great food, great friends and memories are what everyone experienced.
Please feel free to post any pictures of the weekend to our page.
Special thanks to the World Cat factory for their support and help. Scott Ellis, Wyatt Lane were tremendous help in the weekends success. We also want to thank Unique Marine for their awesome Saturday raft up at honeymoon harbor. We also had a number of sponsors donate hats, shirts and other free giveaways.
We also thank Artworks for an awesome job on the T-Shirts this year www.artworksprinting.com
CAT'N AROUND BIMINI 2016 was a huge success. Customers arrived Friday morning in Port Everglades for a group run across the Atlantic Ocean. We encountered near perfect weather and calm seas. Upon arrival at the Bimini Sands Resort the boaters checked-in, found their rooms and began a memorable weekend.
The fun started on Friday night with a complimentary reception dinner on the South end of the Island. During dinner fellow owners became acquainted, started new friendships and swapped their favorite "Sea Stories".
Saturday was open for everyone to explore all the Islands have to offer. As the morning began boats left the Bimini Sands Resort in every direction. Some ventured offshore for great fishing, others chose to dive the many reefs while a few chose to find a secluded beach and do nothing! The concrete ship wreck is a must see and was a busy place on Saturday.
Sunday was a favorite for all. The day began with everyone finding their own Bimini fun. By mid-day the group met at Honeymoon Harbor. We had a total of 19 boats take part in the raft up. This was our largest showing yet. Honeymoon Harbor is well know for friendly Sting-Rays that love to be fed. The Catamaran group had a blast hanging out in the crystal clear water with 50 new friends while enjoying a cold drink. Later that day we all met poolside at the resort and for our annual fish fry under the cabana.
The trip ended on Monday morning as we all said our goodbyes and prepared to set sail. After breakfast the boats loaded up and began the voyage home. We encountered a small rain storm while departing but were blessed with perfect weather afterward. All of the boats safely crossed as another year has passed.
Thank you to all those who participated. We are already planning an even better trip next year!