Don’t miss out on this summer’s Manatee River fireworks spectacular and enjoy the Riverhouse Reef & Grill’s All-American Buffet!
Sit front row this July 4th in the clean, comfortable Riverhouse Reef & Grill environment plus the enjoy award-winning seafood and an All-American buffet. Celebrate Indpencence Day with a live DJ, dancing, party favors and the best riverfront view in Manatee County.
The Riverhouse Reef & Grill was recently named finalist for the Bradenton Herald People’s Choice Award – Best Overall Restaurant as well as the award for Most Romantic Restaurant.
You’ll find the Reef & Grill at the end of the main pier at Regatta Pointe Marina. Entry in the July 4th event is $45 for adults, $15 for children 6 to 12 and kids 5 and under are free. Reservations are recommended. Call now at (941) 729-0616
Thank you for voting for us!
Regatta Pointe Marina was awarded Best Marina in the 2013 Bradenton Herald’s People’s Choice Awards! The awards were officially announced in the Sunday, May 12 edition of the Herald, and votes were tallied according to reader submissions.
We couldn’t be any prouder to know that the Manatee County boating community considers us the number one marina! We have the finest facilities, best staff and the most amenities of any the Bradenton, Palmetto area. We offer very competitive slip rates (starting at just $9 per foot) and constantly seek out new ways we can give back to our community. From liveaboard boaters to weekend watercraft owners and our Regatta Pointe Yacht Club members, we treat all of our boaters like family, because we understand and share your passion for life on the water.
We also want to invite the entire community to stop by the marina and enjoy an incredible meal with our friends at Riverside Reef & Grill, who were named Best Sunday Brunch and finalist for Best All Around Restaurant and Most Romantic Restaurant in People’s Choice Awards! Way to go Riverside Reef & Grill! You’ve earned it!!
Regatta Pointe Marina’s 2013 RIVER REGATTA
What—Regatta Pointe Marina hosts the 5th annual River Regatta.
Where—All races are held on the Manatee River. Event hosted at and staged by Regatta Pointe Marina (1005 Riverside Dr., Palmetto, FL 34221)
When—Race held Saturday, June 29, 2013
Expected Classes—True Cruiser, Spinnaker, Non-Spinnaker, Pocket Cruiser, Racer Cruiser and Multihull.
Food & drinks hosted by Riverhouse Reef & Grill
Entry Fee—Early registration is $45 if received by Monday, June 24, 2013; late registration is $55
Schedule—Friday, June 28 1800 to 1900 Check-in/On-site Registration; 1930 Skippers Meeting (Will include complimentary food and beer!)
Saturday, June 29 1030 Warning Signal for race; 1700 Awards Ceremony & Party
Dockage—Free for entries. Boat ramp located next to main door
NOTICE OF RACE / ENTRY FORM (Long Race) —Pursuit race organized by Regatta Pointe Marina. Notice of Race & Entry Form. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD NOR / ENTRY FORM
NOTICE OF RACE / ENTRY FORM (Optis & Lasers) —Pursuit race organized by Regatta Pointe Marina. Notice of Race & Entry Form. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD NOR / ENTRY FORM
SAILING INSTRUCTIONS— The regatta will be governed by the current Racing Rules of Sailing and the West Florida PHRF class rules and as amended by these Sailing Instructions (SI’s). CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD SI INSTRUCTIONS
SPONSORSHIP—Promote your business or organization and be a part of the Bradenton / Palmetto boating community. CLICK HERE FOR SPONSOR INFO
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL FLYER
Join us this Mother’s Day for a Special Sunday Brunch Buffet from 10AM to 3PM.
PALMETTO, FL–Come see history sail into Regatta Pointe Marina as full-size replicas of Christopher Columbus’ Nina & Pinta ships make dock along their tour of the Gulf Coast. These historically accurate ships are floating museums, and tributes to the voyage that set the course of Western society. Both ships will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 5 through April 15, 2013.
This is a spectacular opportunity to see history come to life and gain a true perspective of what life was like for Columbus and his crew on their voyage into the new world. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour these great vessels and see the size and craftsmanship of superior boat builders.
The ships are being sailed in by the Columbus Foundation, of the British Virgin Islands. General Admission: $8 for adults, $7 for seniors (age 60+), and $6 age 5-16 (not in a school group), age 4 and under are free. Group & School Tours: minimum of 15 people, $5 per person.
By Corrie D Hayes
A lot of people dream about sailing to get away from the stresses of everyday life. Traveling through the waves offers a temporary escape from reality and a feeling of peace. In order to experience this kind of luxury, all you have to do is pick the right boat finance options.
Think about the reasons why you would like to purchase a vessel of your own. Some want one as a luxurious toy while others use it as a business investment to have it rented by other people. Try to look at your existing monetary state to find out if you are ready enough to make a purchase. You may seek the aid of financial planners to help calculate whether your finances are enough to buy a boat. These professionals would study your assets, sources of cash flow, expenditures, and goals to see which payment options would suit you best. Try to reschedule your purchasing plans if you do not have sufficient funds yet. It is not a good idea to put other necessities at risk.
Paying through Cash
Cash payments are still the cheapest options available because they spare you from accumulating interest fees. Unfortunately, since boats are very expensive items, only a few people have enough savings to shell out a huge sum of money in an instant. This can deplete your savings if you are not fully prepared.
Loans are more convenient because they allow you to pay the amount you can afford on a regular basis at a certain period of time. However, if you try to compute the over-all charges, this will cost you more than paying through cash. You may obtain loans from credit unions, ship manufacturers, and banking companies. Better borrowing alternatives are provided to people with good credit scores and ratings in the past.
Factors to carefully assess within the contract are the down payments, monthly deposits, interests, and taxes. Avoid lending terms that last for a long period of time. Interest rates will pile up and your vessel tends to lose more of its original value because of depreciation. When you finally decide to buy a vessel of your own, take note that your expenses do not entirely end on paying for boat loans. You should also consider other fees such as fuel, luxury taxes, maintenance, and repair. Be sure that you are prepared to face all these obligations prior to sealing the deal.
The author writes for http://www.revolutionmarinefinance.com.au which provides information regarding Boat Finance.