In the fourth in a series of profiles of vendors who will be taking part in the St. George’s Marine Expo on Sunday, April 23rd, we spotlight Skinnydipper.
1. What is the name of your company?
The name of my company is Skinnydipper Too.
2. What does your company specialize in?
We specialize in Glassbottom, Bermuda history, turtle sighting, sightseeing, rich and famous, and a swim at Castle Roads only available by boat.
3. How long have you been in the Marine Industry?
I’ve been in the marine business for over 20 years; spent 12 years in the parasailing business, but worked in almost every aspect of the business.
4. How has your company benefited from the America’s Cup?
We have not benefited from the America’s Cup yet because we are a new business, but we certainly hope to!
5. What advice would you give you an aspiring young entrepreneur?
My advice to aspiring young entrepreneurs is, first, nothing ventured, nothing gained, or what Bob Marley says: don’t be a stock on the shelf. In other words, anyone can get in the hotel industry or international business, but the water sport industry, although it is seasonal, in the right position there is lot of money to make and it allows you a good, simple life and easy living.
6. Why are you participating in the Marine Expo?
I am participating because I am a new tour and I want the whole of Bermuda to know I’m back in the water sport business.
7. Why is the Marine Expo a good thing for Bermuda?
The Marine Expo is good for Bermuda as, being that it is in St. George’s, it’s going to allow all the island to know all of the water sport activities we have going on the east end side of the island.
The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC], along with title sponsor RUBIS Energy Bermuda, will host the second annual St. George’s Marine Expo on Sunday, April 23 from 11.00am to 6.00pm.