Kidz At Sea Foundation teamed-up with Budget Marine in their effort to raise funds for their program when they sold tickets for as low as $5 during the Heineken Regatta with the chance to win many prizes including a Carib Marine Inflatable donated by Budget Marine.
In image: Ellen van Holland-Little of Budget Marine and Garth Steyn, founder of the Kidz At Sea Foundation
Juliette Veen, local resident of St.Maarten won the coveted first prize, despite many tickets being sold to visitors at the Regatta. Juliette was very happy with the dinghy. “I bought 10 tickets to support the cause not expecting to actually win.The dinghy is very useful for me! I took it for a quick spin to get comfortable in it. Everything runs smooth, even with a 9.8 engine it has a lot of power. I've wanted a small boat for almost a year now. I'm not a big fan of driving cars, so I always thought a boat would be the best option for me. I'll be taking it for beach stops, to run errands when there's too much traffic, to pick up friends, and just all in all to have a good time.”
In image: Juliette Veen winner of the Caribe Marine dinghy
The Carib Marine dinghy is targeted to the cost-conscious boater that still wants great performance and a dry, comfortable ride. It is a lightweight construction with a V-section fiberglass hull that cuts through chop and the tubes are made from Hypalon which is a good choice for Caribbean tough conditions. The line of Carib Marine inflatable dinghies will be available at Budget Marine in July.