A new wave of Cuban yachting boats are headed to the Caribbean.
The boats, which are named after Cuban presidents Fidel Castro and Raul Castro, were designed by a company called Cubans for a Revolution (CART) in Havana.
Cubans for Cubans, based in the U.S., plans to begin shipping its Cubans to Caribbean islands next year.
CART was founded in 2010 by two former members of the Cuban Communist Party, both of whom are active in the industry.
Cuban President Raul Fidel Castro waves as he attends a ceremony to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Republic of Cuba, in Havana, Cuba, January 29, 2021.
Cubanos for Cuban’s boats, designed by Cubans For a Revolution, is a Cuban company.
It is not affiliated with the Communist Party and has no Cuban or Cuban-American employees.
Its boats include a 40-foot long sailing yacht called the Yacht of the Future, a 28-foot sailboat called the Cubans’ Dream, a 15-foot sailing boat called the Lady of the Seas, and a 12-foot boat called Cubanes Riviera.
Cubanes Riviere, which means “river,” is designed to transport tourists between the Caribbean islands of St. Martin, St. Barts and St. Lucia.
The boats will carry 50 to 100 passengers each, said a CART spokesperson.
They will also carry food and other supplies.
Cubones for Cubas’ boats, named after the presidents Fidel and Rul Castro, are designed by the company CART, in Cuba.
It has no American or Cuban employees.CART also plans to start shipping Cuban vessels to islands off the coast of Cuba and the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the Bahamas, the company said.
The Cubans are expected to arrive in the Caribbean this summer.