Ann is a well-recognized yachting executive who is based in Newport, R.I. where she has been involved with both the Newport Bucket and the Newport Shipyard. Yacht owners, captains and crews who have been involved in trans-Atlantic transport will know, and respect Ann's logistical skills in arranging passage on Dockwise Yacht Transport.

Ann is quickly becoming an expert in Cuba yacht charter and also arranging for private yacht visits to, and within Cuba. 


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With Hemingway's "PILAR"

Paul Madden Associates, LLC is a licensed Travel Agency of Havanatur (Ministry of Tourism). This relationship allows PMA to book all travel services within Cuba directly, with no third-party brokers or agents.

Havanatur is one of the world’s leading experts on travel to Cuba with offices throughout the world.  Their head office is situated in Havana and they have over 700 travel specialists working in their network of offices throughout the island.  Their team has unrivaled knowledge of Cuba and keeps ahead of developments in this fascinating destination.

Cuba has something for everyone, from its stunning colonial architecture, UNESCO preserved habitats, breathtaking scenery and a wealth of unspoilt tropical beaches.  Havanatur’s expert first-hand knowledge and experience will ensure you receive the very best advice in making the most of this unique country. Whatever your requirements, Havanatur’s specialist team of consultants have the expertise to design an itinerary to suit your needs.

Pantaenius America Ltd. was the first U.S. yacht insurance provider to offer coverage to American yacht owners traveling in Cuban waters. “Long known for our broad coverage, we undertook the effort to offer coverage to Cuba because Pantaenius always tries to accommodate yacht owners by allowing them to navigate wherever they want to go,” reports Cary R. Wiener, President of Pantaenius America Ltd.  Pantaenius can now add Cuba to its existing navigation areas of Florida and the Caribbean. Moreover, with more than 80,000 clients worldwide, the Pantaenius Group (through its European offices) has decades of experience insuring non-U.S. yachts traveling to Cuba and handling their claims. “This expertise makes Pantaenius the unparalleled experts in navigating the significant red tape involved should a claim arise in Cuba,” Wiener adds. 

A Powerful Partnership

Paul Madden Associates and Pantaenius America Ltd. Have recently formed a partnership designed to offer U.S. yacht owners eager to visit Cuba a boatload of benefits.

A New Zealander with a 3000-Ton MCA Master's License, Scotty Miller has significant large yacht cruising experience in Cuba. In addition, he is married to a Cuban and also holds a Cuban passport, which has given him experience and insights that he is able to share with clients of PMA who require bespoke cruising itineraries and unique shoreside experiences in all parts of Cuba. His in-depth knowledge of Cuba's pristine South Coast with its hundreds of remote cays and unspoiled reefs make him a valuable resource for our clients.

Cuba Yacht Arrangements in Havana

Some of the yachts we have assisted:

  • Venus
  • BG
  • ​Highlander
  • Big Eagle
  • Enticer
  • Cedar Island
  • Julia Dorothy
  • Marcato
  • Wendy
  • ​Adele
  • Adix
  • Athena
  • Aquavita
  • ​Bravado
  • ​Breakaway
  • Samadhi
  • ​Elixir
  • ​Whitehawk
  • ​Top Five
  • ​Silver Shallis
  • ​Saphaedra
  • Lady Victoria
  • ​Perseverance 2
  • ​Lady Joy
  • The Big Snooze
  • ​Siren
  • Stella Bianco
  • ​Down Time
  • Capricorn
  • ​5 J's

Ann Souder, Cuba Yachting Specialist

​                      Newport, R.I.

Captain Scotty Miller, Cuba Specialist

Paul Madden Associates LLC arranges charters and customized yacht owner cruises to Cuba. Paul Madden made his first passage to Cuba by yacht 28 years ago, as part of a humanitarian flotilla.

His yacht industry experience includes being contracted to represent Blohm & Voss in the Americas, and managing Camper & Nicholsons in Mexico. He is a managing partner of Port Caribe Shipyard & Marina in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

In August 2015, he conducted the first private U.S. yacht charter to Cuba, as noted in The Wall Street Journal. His company has a contract with the Cuban Ministry of Tourism (Havanatur) and is their designated booking agency for all Cuban marinas.