why KEY WEST IS BEST

 

After years of hiring boats, Jack Thomas took the plunge on his Axopar 37 ST, Beyond Amazing.

 

The pursuit of an adrenaline fix has always been in Jack Thomas’ nature. In a previous life the hit was administered through dirt bike racing and marathons but now, in his 50s, Jack needed a new way to find that buzz.

Having settled on an Axopar 37 ST with a pair of 350hp outboards Jack, with his son and a skipper from dealer Nautical Adventures, did the delivery trip from Fort Lauderdale to Key West electing to take the offshore route south through the Atlantic.

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The 37 Sun-Top serves as a perfect hub for Jack and his business when exploring the waters of Florida.

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"We experienced consistent 4ft waves with the occasional 8-footer in the mix,” Jack says. “It reminded me of my dirt bike days where you try to ride the top of the obstacle; the boat handled the conditions brilliantly.”

Beyond Amazing, which Jack believes is the only Axopar in the Keys, fits perfectly with his active lifestyle. “The best optional extra I fitted was a roof rack, which allows me to lash my stand-up paddle board to the T-top and head off to the local islands for a paddle. The outboards and shallow draught gives me access to the amazing world on my doorstep,” he says.

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As a former practitioner of extreme sports, Jack nowadays finds his thrills on the waterways of Florida.

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The combination of performance, seakeeping and luxury ensures that the stay on board becomes a pleasurable one. 

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There is no doubt why Jack likes to spend time on these crystal clear waters. 

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As a former practitioner of extreme sports, Jack nowadays finds his thrills on the waterways of Florida.

Now with his new business – Beyond Amazing Key West – Jack is offering people the chance to experience the stunning cruising grounds with bespoke tours of the reefs, islands and Keys. The 37, with its combination of performance, seakeeping and luxury is the perfect tool for the job.