There is a new luxury pleasure boat in town.
The Tide Dancer was introduced last night at the Shallow Draught by businessman Peter Harris as the newest addition to the Jammin Catamaran Cruises family.
At a time where the pleasure cruise business is booming, the new 51-foot boat will offer added opportunities for visitors and locals to enjoy time on the seas.
The boat will hold a maximum of 14 persons, providing a more intimate setting for cruisers.
“This boat will offer shared and private charters and guests can choose how they want to spend the day once they set sail,” Harris explained. “On board, they will have the luxury of a private chef and get to enjoy a premier luxury charter experience.”
He noted that while Jammin Catamaran Cruises was not the first to offer such a service on the island, Tide Dancer would offer competitive and more attractive options.
The captains of the boat will be Roger Kelly and Richard Greenidge, while Jabari Griffith will be chef and the other crew members will be Mel Gonzague and Kaylee Olten.
Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy congratulated Harris on his latest achievement and said he was excited to see all Tide Dancer had to offer.
“It is wonderful that Mr Harris took this plunge. From the time I knew him he has always had this ‘never say die’ attitude and thus created a product in Jammin that is being talked about all over the world,” he said.
Sealy added that he was committed to working with the private sector to continue to grow the tourism product.
“We have to continue to work together to create the right environment. 2015 was definitely a record year and we have to look to increase on that as we go forward,” the minister said.
He added that having more day-cruise options for tourist could only augur well for the industry.
The tourism minister also encouraged locals to enjoy their island and take advantage of the specials on offer.