MV Boat was the idea of Captain Ed Miano. Captain Ed has spent over 40 years on the water, the last 30 off the shores of Martha’s Vineyard.
Initially conceived as a perk for guests in the Family rental home, MV Boat grew into the first power boat day sail.
As Captain Ed explains it;
“When I first started coming to island in the late 80’s, I remember taking my dad out on a day sail as a gift and really loved it. As I looked around for the power boat equivalent, there weren’t any. There were plenty of fishing charters, but no power boat leisure cruises, and only 2 day sail sailboats. So I started small, just taking rental home guests as a perk for renting with us. I really enjoyed it, went to Mass Maritime to get a Captains License and around 2002, created MV Boat, Martha’s Vineyards Original Leisure Boat Charter company.
In 2006, the original ‘Island Time’, a 20′ Hydrasports Dual Console was replaced with the current boat, a Hydra Sports 2500VX, also name “Island Time’.
I love the name and the idea of island time, which is to be unhurried, away from the pace and madness of mainland life. Our trips are chill, casual and relaxing. I appreciate and enjoy each group that I meet and take out.”
Island Time has played host to celebrities, weddings, engagements and engagement reunions, – but mostly it is a sanctuary for friends, families, couples and individuals to relax and enjoy the unique beauty of Martha’s Vineyard in a way that can only be done from the water.
We thank you for having a look and hope you become one of the countless groups that make Island Time and its pleasures an annual tradition.