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The event was very well-attended by the brokers,agents, press and VIP attendees at the SCYE. Symphony II, again one of t
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Born of Fire, the Galapagos Islands are tips of submarine volcanoes, a place where evolution can be observed In-Situ. Hundreds of miles from mainland Ecuador, animals and plants set adrift have somehow found and colonised the desert islands. Floating rafts of vegetation, wind, air cur...
Headquartered in Poland, in the famous city of Gdansk, the Sunreef Shipyard is constantly growing. In a short couple of years it has already proved its capacities in the field of naval construction by having numerous successes in the demanding market of luxury boatbuilding.
If you aren't yet ready to consider France heaven, it might be that you haven't sampled the right bottle of cognac. Writer Scott Rose here gives a primer on cognac culture and guidelines for finding the crème de la crème of cognacs.
Of all the words that comes to mind when describing the remarkable wines of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, glamorous is not high on the list. Here in the southern Rhone valley you won't find multi-million dollar wineries or multi-star restaurants. And despite the name, there?s hardly a chateau ...
Jet Source, a full-service aviation firm, today announced the addition of a Challenger 300 to its executive private jet travel options. The sophisticated, high-performance jet provides uncompromising capabilities for both business efficiency and passenger comfort. The new aircraft wil...
Horizon Yacht Charters Antigua has launched an eight-night Sail & Dive package designed to accommodate sailing divers that want to enjoy everything Antigua has to offer above and below the water. Three nights are spent ashore with up to five dives over two days and five nights are spen...
International yachting company OCEAN Independence has completed the sale of a 61m berth in the new Marina Genova Aeroporto complex by OCI Geneva, 22m sailing yacht 'Diamond for Two' by OCI Antibes, 22m Feretti 'MY Colleen' by OCI Palma and 30m Jongert 'SY Ion' by OCI Zurich.
If you haven't booked your summer Mediterranean yacht charter vacation, you are in luck! Yachting Partners International (YPI) has just announced their two newest yachts that will be available for weekly charters. These two elegant beauties will be perfect for your exclusive summer get...
Why in the world, you might well ask, is this yacht named Aspen Alternative? The idea is that instead of shivering in the Rockies in winter, you should be in her hot tub in the Bahamas, a frozen drink in your hand, the sun warming your soul.
Yachting Greece Ltd is a group of Greek yachting & travel industry veterans and professionals who have combined their 25+ years of Greek chartering to create a full-service yacht charter organization. The group, founded by George Karahalios, will be spearheaded by Think Pink Ltd of Gre...
The Sacks Group charter yachts on display at the Miami Boat Show included MARTHA ANN, 140' Westship; MARYANN, 106' Westhip; COCTAILS, 100' Hargrave; and HOOTER PATROL IV, 97' Hargrave. The show remins open February 15, 2007 through the 19th. The Sacks Group Yachting Professionals speci...
Now you can experience the same Valef Yachts customized yacht chartered vacation that guests Kenny Rogers, John Wayne, Robert Wagner, Stephanie Powers and many others have done over the years. Call today and start planning your own luxury vacation charter in the Greek Isles.
White Star Charters has secured a 73 meter mooring in the Real Club Nautico De Valencia for their two luxury charter yachts & service boat during the period of the 1st of April 2007 to the 8th of July 2007 for the 32nd America's Cup. They are currently looking for charters for all of t...
Right now, if you like to cruise around the Caribbean or Mexico, you're probably used to packing your driver's license and birth certificate. There are big changes ahead for you? Under the government's new Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, everyone (including kids) will be requir...
Our clients tell us that chartering is the 'best kept vacation secret.' What better way to experience the grandeur of some of the world's most beautiful locations than on your own yacht? There is no schedule, except the one you set. The menu, prepared by a five-star chef, is tailored t...
Charter Yacht 'TWO IF BY SEA' announced that it is taking $1000 off their charter fee for the following dates: 24th to 31st January, 6 or 7 days, Tortola, BVI 6th to 13th March, 6 or 7 days, Tortola, BVI She's also available in St Martin, Leeward Islands, from 4th to 20th June 2007.
There is only one winner when Roman Abramovich and Jose Mourinho go to war. Think Vladimir Romanov and his assorted managers. Think President Vladimir Putin and Alexander Litvinenko, deceased. Those in power prevail when it comes to Russian autocrats and in this case the man attached t...
OCEAN Independence is very pleased to announce its appointment as Worldwide Central Agent for Charter for the brand new 44m Heesen SEDATION II. Due to launch in spring 2007, SEDATION II is the first of a new breed of Heesen high-performance yachts designed to offer comparable interior ...
SeaDream Yacht Club is offering two 'Enrich and Rejuvenate' Transatlantic sailings this spring with an emphasis on mental stimulation and its opposite---mental tranquility. Each SeaDream yacht features eight massage therapists providing an exceptional opportunity for massage and other ...
The principals of Trinity Yachts, John Dane, CEO, and Bill Smith, VP, sat down with YV&C publisher Fuat Kircaali to speak about the growth of the charter industry and how it affects them as yacht builders.
Western Mediterranean Terms (WMT) - The charter fee includes the use of the yacht and equipment, the crew's wages and insurance. The charterer will be charged at cost for all other expenses including fuel, food and beverages for the charter party, berthing charges and port taxes, char...
Attending the show will be charter yacht agents and brokers from the USA and the Caribbean, as well as contingents from Greece, Spain, Italy, Monaco, France, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Brazil. Yachts will be centrally located at the Port de Plaisance Marina ...
Yachting Partners International and Northrop & Johnson announce another successful brokerage collaboration. YPI represented the buyer and N&J the seller for the purchase of the 40m Lurssen 'BE MINE'. This timeless Lurssen yacht will be available for charter from Spring 2007 onwards via...
Edmiston & Company Announces Megayacht Additions ANDIAMO & HIGHLAND BREEZE to Its Worldwide Charter Fleet. Edmiston & Company are delighted to announce their appointment as Central Agents for ANDIAMO, also featured by the Benetti division at the Monaco Yacht Show 2007. Built by Benetti...
Plus, it is a small world, I almost bought his 'Time Machine' yacht from 'Mr. Tournau' this summer, you should never ever ever never treat any customer like an ape man if you are in business, I mean in retail business, especially in the business of selling luxury goods. Your name and t...
Following five successful years chartering in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, the sumptuous 151ft Royal Van Lent Feadship, Northern Light, will embark on her most exotic journey yet: the sun-drenched islands of the Indian Ocean.
From fashion statements to state-of-the-art functionality, watches are one of the hottest accessories of the year. Luxury timepieces make an instant impression and, in some cases, can even save boaters' lives!
Graduate student Laura Albers decided last year to spend her summer this year traveling Europe and she made it her personal mission to convince her sister and two best friends to join her on the journey. Lucky for Laura, they didn't take too much convincing. They met up on the other si...
OCEAN Independence (known internally as OCI) has had another very busy two months with three yachts sold, including the sale by Marc Haendle in OCI's Palma office of the 26.8m Bugari KARINA. An OCI central agency yacht sold to an OCI client, KARINA will now go for a major refit. The im...
Imagine if you could take your family or a big group of friends to a private vacation villa in, say, Marbella, Miami or St. Tropez. The villa is perfectly located for privacy but still central to the beach, buzzed about new restaurants and any sights you might want to meander through o...
Once upon a short time ago a French man named François Spoerry had a unique and watery vision for his yacht. His wish was to create a beautiful home where he could moor his boat in the backyard - the visionary Gallic was an avid sailor as well as being a creative architect. And lucky f...
Nathan Farrelly, based in Edmiston and Company's Monaco office, announced his appointment as the Central Selling agent for GOLD DIGGER. At 30.7m, GOLD DIGGER was built in 2000 by CTM Falcon. Accommodating 10 guests, she is one of the most interesting 5 cabin 100? yachts currently on th...
While many a honeymooning couple has enjoyed a sunset luau at a Maui resort and families have been vacationing on Honolulu's famed Waikiki beach for decades, surprisingly few travelers know Hawaii off the beaten path. What better way to explore the nooks and crannies of the more popula...
Administered by India, the 300 or so Andaman Islands are the highest peaks of a submerged mountain range that stretches from Sumatra in the south to the Irawaddy delta in the north. The Andaman Islands have everything you could desire from an adventurous eco-tourism charter destination...
The New England area had another banner year in chartering and more than nine of The Sacks Group Yachting Professionals' fleet enabled charter opportunities during the Summer 2006 season. Imagine visiting the historical colonial New England areas by day and having your every whim handl...
Ovid, Homer, and other poets of great and ancient repute agree that the goddess Iris bore messages from celestial powers and delivered them to mortals. They say that in transit between heaven and earth, she left behind her footprint, a rainbow. The super-yacht My Iris is fittingly nam...
The first Swan Hellenic Mediterranean cruise traveled to the Greek Islands in 1954, and in 1983, P&O purchased the company and furthered its development as a destination-rich cruise line, visiting numerous international ports of historical and archeological interests. Since 2004, Swan...
Just recently launched from the Benetti Shipyard in Viareggio, Wild Thyme is the first of the Benetti Classic 120' series to become available to the charter market. She is already in popular demand with plans to cruise the West Mediterranean this summer. Leaving her home port on the ...
The story of M/Y Positive Carry's Captain Whitney Reiter reads a little like a novel. But while serendipity has certainly played a role in his becoming one of the youngest captains of a 142ft Trinity, it's his skill, hard work, upbeat nature, and love of the water that provide drama an...
Let Turkey light up your imagination. Three great things embody Turkey. Just a four hour flight away from international London, it has a culture which is profoundly different, distinctly unfamilar. A land on the very cusp of Europe and Asia, with two heads simultaneously facing both ea...


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