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For Immediate Release

March 20, 2014
Media Contact:
Katie Redmiles, Marketing Specialist
Phone: 410-263-5357 ׀ Email:

Watermark Recognized by United States Coast Guard for Excellence

(Annapolis, MD) – Watermark kicks off its 2014 cruise season with recognition by the United States Coast Guard for excellence in vessel maintenance, safety and crew proficiency. Watermark maintains the largest private fleet of yachts in the Chesapeake Bay region – offered for private charter and public sightseeing cruises in Annapolis and Baltimore – and most vessels in the fleet are United States Coast Guard certified vessels. This means each passenger vessel undergoes rigorous safety inspections annually. Watermark has been awarded eight awards for vessels in their fleet that have undergone a range of five to ten years of Coast Guard inspections without any substantial deficiencies.

Watermark was recognized at the annual United States Coast Guard Sector Baltimore Industry Day. Eight awards were presented to Watermark for inspection excellence by Kevin C. Kiefer, Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection. Debbie Gosselin, President of Watermark says, “Safety is our top priority in all that we do. Whether it’s a wedding reception on one of our larger yachts, a group of students on Harbor Queen at City Dock or passengers on the Water Taxi, we strive to make sure our vessels and crew members and well equipped for guest safety. It is an honor to be recognized by the United States Coast Guard for our efforts.”
Every year, each Coast Guard certified passenger vessel is required to go through a rigorous safety inspection to ensure each vessel is ready for operations. The intent of the inspection is to make sure the vessel is well maintained and crews are properly trained. The award recognizes excellence in crew proficiency, boat and personal protective equipment condition and compliance with established

Watermark’s fleet of private vessels are used for leisure cruises in Annapolis and Baltimore, private yacht charters in Annapolis and Baltimore and Water Taxi service in Annapolis. For more information about Watermark’s yachts, visit Daily leisure cruises in Annapolis begin Saturday, March 22nd. In Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, daily cruises of the Inner Harbor begin Saturday, April 19th.

Cabaret II Award

About Watermark: Watermark immerses people in the history, culture and fun of the Chesapeake area more completely than any other tour or charter company. Whether you want to learn or just enjoy, no one else offers so many ways to experience this special place, both by land and by water. Watermark® an Annapolis-based, locally owned and operated business, has been creating authentic experiences since 1972. Watermark sub-brands include Annapolis Tours® by Watermark®, offering the original Annapolis colonial tours; Cruises on the Bay™ by Watermark®, with the easiest way to have fun on the water; Yacht Charters on the Bay™ by Watermark®, and Wedding on the Bay™ by Watermark®, offer flawless events on pristine yachts; Destination Education™ by Watermark®, gives teachers the most engaging way to immerse their students in history. For a complete list of walking tours, sightseeing cruises, yacht charters and services offered by Watermark visit

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