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Cayman Aggressor christens its next-generation dive yacht

The newest vessel in the Cayman Aggressor fleet is christened.

Longer and wider than its predecessor, the Cayman Aggressor V is a state of the art live-aboard dive yacht that sets a new industry benchmark.

In the three and a half decades since Wayne Hasson founded the Aggressor live-aboard dive fleet, it has become a household name.

“This boat is state of the art, this is everything my customers have wanted to see for the last many years, and I’m going to be real excited about showing everybody around,” said Mr. Hasson.

He welcomed aboard dignitaries Tuesday afternoon (29 May) for a tour of the Cayman Aggressor V. The vessel offers upgrades in comfort and luxury, but retains the intimate feel Mr. Hasson has worked to cultivate through the years.

“We want to keep it the same way, you know, there are live-aboards out there in the industry now that carry 30 people, 40 people, how crazy is that? You know [we are] carrying 18 people, very comfortable, very relaxed,” said Mr. Hasson.

Deputy Premier and Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell told Cayman 27 the new Cayman Aggressor V further diversifies the nation’s tourism product.

“He appeals to a very high income individual and group, it is the type of individuals that we look at, and that is why we are so pleased to always partner with the Aggressor fleet when they are doing things,” said Mr. Kirkconnell.

Mr. Kirkconnell says the fifth generation of Cayman Aggressors will carry on the brand’s global reputation for quality.

“If somebody mentions Aggressor, right away you know Wayne Hasson’s name, and you know that he is close to his product, close to what he is delivering,” he said.

And as tradition dictates, the Cayman Aggressor V was christened with champagne.

“He left one little drink in there for me,” joked Mr. Hasson as Mr. Kirkconnelll did the honours.

Mr. Hasson told Cayman 27 the new Cayman Aggressor V will be out for a test run this weekend, and in two weeks, the new vessel will be under charter.

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Joe Avary

Joe Avary

Joe Avary has been with Cayman 27 since 2014. He brings 20 years in television experience to the job, working hard every day to bring the people of Cayman stories that inform the public and make a difference in the community. Joe hopes his love for the Cayman Islands shines through in his informative and entertaining weather reports. If you have a story idea for Joe or just want to say hello, call him at 324-2141 or send an email to

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