A note from Captain Bud and Kay Martin: While anticipating retirement from the corporate world we decided to slow down and change our mode of transportation from airplanes to a boat. We wanted to continue our love of travel by traveling on the Intracoastal Waterway and the Eastern coastal waters. We purchased our 52’ Hatteras Motor Yacht and moved to Savannah GA to begin our adventures on the water. We named her Tattoodle, a name from Bud’s high school days that evoked fun and happy memories. Our goal was to travel the waterways and stop and explore the quaint towns along the way. We have traveled extensively on her the last 7 years. We traveled south to Key West and stopped and enjoyed the cities of St. Augustine, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and the small towns along the Florida Keys. We spent a month in Fort Pierce as we headed back to Savannah. We have traveled and explored The Chesapeake Bay. Friends met us in Annapolis MD and stayed on board with us. We have fallen in love with Baltimore MD, St. Michael’s MD and Norfolk VA. Each and every marina we stopped at has created great memories. We spent a month at a marina in Ocracoke NC, furthest southern island on The Outer Banks. Friends and family came and enjoyed the laid back island life while walking on the beautiful beaches. We left Savannah in April and traveled north on the ICW to where we entered The Chesapeake Bay in Norfolk VA. We continued to the north where we could take the D&C Canal to the Delaware Bay. We hit heavy seas but the Tattoodle is made for rough seas and she performed beautifully. We awed at the sight of Manhattan NY as it came into view. The Hudson River is winding with hills on both sides. West Point was on our port side as we traveled north. We returned to Manhattan and watched in silence as the Statue of Liberty came into view. We traveled up the east side of Manhattan on the East River to the Long Island Sound. Boston was our next stop and it is one of our favorite cities. Leaving Boston we headed to Martha’s Vineyard and entered the marina in soupy thick fog. We could hear other boats fog horns and we replied with our fog horn to let them know our position. We have always enjoyed entertaining friends and guests aboard our vessel and look forward to sharing the sights and sounds of Savannah waterways and low country from the deck of the Tattoodle. We look forward to all the guests who will board our boat to sit back and relax as they enjoy the slow rhythm of the water.
Martin Charters LLC