One of Cayman’s largest water sports companies has added another boat to its ever-growing fleet.
The Red Escape is the latest addition, a 30-foot Searay Sundeck 300, which is a luxury cruiser available for charter, said Sarah Whitehill, a company representative.
“Over the years we have had many of our guests ask us to charter a boat and our catamarans were usually too big for the number of people in their party and dive boats were not comfortable for families looking to relax,” she said.
“Having heard this request over and over we decided to invest a smaller boat with a luxury feel. The Searay was the perfect fit for us, it can accommodate up to eight people and two crew, which we have found to be a good number as it suits large families or two smaller families sharing.”
Also revamped is Red Ray I, Ms Whitehill said. The boat is an 18-foot Boston Whaler, which can accommodate up to six people.
“Based on Seven Mile Beach, Red Ray offers snorkel charters to the Kittiwake and nearby reefs. It can also be chartered for water-skiing or wakeboarding lessons.
“Red Ray II is a smaller version of Red Ray I and is used to pull our banana boat, which you will see running up and down Seven Mile Beach,” she noted.
The recent overhaul of Red Ray I was conducted to revamp the boat to a multifunctional vessel.
“We receive numerous requests from families and guests from cruise ships looking to snorkel around Seven Mile Beach, but the Jet Ski Safari we offer was not always suitable for younger families.
With this, we decided to refurbish Red Ray I to be available for snorkel charters. A visit to the Kittiwake is always a popular request from our guests and so we had the boat licensed to visit the Kittiwake and now families can enjoy their own Pirates of the Caribbean snorkel adventure.
“Red Ray I is also rigged for Jet Skiing and wakeboarding, so families can really make a day of it by learning how to wakeboard in the morning and enjoying a relaxing snorkelling session in the afternoon,” she added.
The fleet of Red Sail ships of various sizes enables the company to offer many different experiences, she added.
“Now we have eight dive boats, three of which are flattop dive boats based on Seven Mile Beach and the remaining five dive boats are v-hulls based in the North Sound and at Tortuga Divers in East End,” she said.
“We have also have four 65-foot catamarans in our fleet; Spirit of Ppalu, Spirit of Cayman and Spirit of Poseidon are based in the North Sound offering visitors and residents various trips to Stingray Sandbar and Rum Point; including our free catamaran ferry to Rum Point Restaurant in the evenings for dinner. Spirit of Calypso is based on Seven Mile Beach and operates our Sunset Sail and three-course Dinner Sail.”