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The Sacks Group Yachting Professionals again took top honors at the 24th Annual Spring Charter Yacht Show in Newport, RI. This is the largest Charter Show in the Northeast and took place in Newport, Rhode Island, June 20?23, 2006.
The Sacks Group Yachting Professionals celebrated another milestone this summer. Julie J. Haiko started at the company 10 years ago on June 24, 1996. A special luncheon in her honor took place at the Lauderdale Yacht Club. Julie joined The Sacks Group as the third employee of the firn ...
On Wednesday July 19th, the company of Ocean Independence proudly announced the sale of the luxury yacht, M.Y. DIANE.
The Sacks Group Yachting Professionals celebrated another milestone in June. Julie J. Haiko started at the company 10 years ago on June 24, 1996. A special luncheon in her honor took place at the Lauderdale Yacht Club on June 29th.
Jim Araiza went to Hollywood for an interview with E! Entertainment Television and answered a few questions for their 'Summer Entertainment Guide News Special'. The show (check local listings for airtime) covers a number of packages on what's hot this summer from vacation spots, yachts...
Danny Escarment, chef aboard the 122-foot motoryacht Bon Bon, is one of those hard-working success stories that makes you want to stand up and cheer. Or, at the very least, stand up and ask for seconds.
With more and more emphasis on living the good life, innovative concepts have emerged that allow those wanting to have it all to partake in a smorgasbord of luxury lifestyle options. Based on the premise of why go it alone, when you can lower the cost of ownership and give more people ...
The more I attend yacht shows and travel aboard various vessels, the more it becomes apparent that there is, indeed, a yacht for every budget and for every need. From 45ft bareboat catamarans to luxury crewed charters, from family reunions to corporate events, the experience can be you...
The place is being developed faster than you can say 'conch fritter', though, and the assortment of inns, resorts, hotels and other places to hang hat and anchor can be a challenge to negotiate. Here we profile four hotels of disparate flavors, each catering to a particular type of tr...
Replete with history, the land that gracefully extends along the warm waters of the Amalfi Coast has seen the birth of empires and cradled the growth of civilisations. Arguably the best way to explore the west coast of Italy is by boat, providing easy access to quiet backwaters and anc...
The Highlands of Scotland might not be the most obvious place to take a yacht, but a combination of sea-canals and the largest body of water in the UK make it a surprisingly accessible destination for all but the largest yacht, with a history which still echoes today and some of the mo...
The world's largest gaff-rigged superyacht is back in the water after an absence of 70 years. Restored in a five-year project costing an estimated 15 million, the 46.50m (152' 6') Lulworth was re-launched in La Spezia, Italy.
FlightWorks and Cobb County Chamber of Commerce met Thursday April 20th at FlightWorks McCollum Field hanger for a Springfest party in conjunction with the Chamber's Business After Hours. The evening showcased FlightWorks growing fleet of executive business jets, including the introdu...
May 11th-14th. Voiles Latines: a nostalgic glance back at historical sailing when traditional boats restored to their former glory gather and participate in this regatta (navigate without the aid of modern technology) in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. www.snst.org. May 17th- 28th. Cannes Fi...
More and more European superyachting companies are realizing the potential market in Russia and investing in a Russian presence. This is my first visit to Moscow and will certainly not be the last, the dynamism, culture and entrepreneurialism of the friendly people here making it an at...
The International Superyacht Society has released the names of the winning yachts from its annual International Superyacht Design Awards Program as well as the recipient of its much heralded Award for Leadership. Presentations were made in Miami on February 16, 2006 at ISS's reschedule...
Time was when umbrella-spiked cocktails and drop-dead views of turquoise waters were more than enough for travelers in the Caribbean. Not anymore. Now privacy, intimacy and exclusivity are de rigueur for upscale vacationers headed for the legendary tropical island region. Jumby Bay, A...
Executive Jet Management (EJM) reported that 32 client aircraft in its charter fleet each generated over $1 million in charter revenue in 2005, a significant increase from the 25 that did the same in 2004. Out of the 32, one aircraft generated more than $5 million, three surpassed $3 m...
Founded by Paul Archer in 1997, Arrow Services Monaco (ASM) has provided yacht owners with independent advice on various aspects of yacht ownership, from financial planning to new construction management. From its offices in the Port of Fontvieille, Monaco, ASM is at the centre of the ...
Chartering a yacht is the ultimate holiday in terms of style, service, venue, and flexibility. It is a unique way to indulge in total freedom and privacy in the most luxurious surroundings. With a huge variety of destinations and yachts from which to choose and spanning the four corner...
SeaDream Yacht Club has enhanced its series of ten South America sailing in the winter of 2006-2007 by modifying its previously announced voyages to include two Buenos Aires, Argentina roundtrip sailings it has dubbed South America Adventure Voyages. This move comes on the heels of Sea...
Executive Jet Management (EJM) added three aircraft to its charter fleet in December 2005. Executive Jet Management now manages 100 aircraft in over 60 locations throughout the country to meet the growing demand for retail charter. A Challenger 604 is based at Boeing Field (BFI) in Sea...
The American Sailing Association, the venerable 20-year-old leader in U.S. sailing education, knows a thing or two about sail instruction - it's the largest network of sailing schools in the U.S. In a recently conducted poll of students who received ASA certification, Sunsail's BVI Sai...
Antigua Sun reported this morning: 'Noted historian and founder of the St. John's and Dockyard Museums Desmond Nicholson, 81, died yesterday morning at the Adelin Medical Centre after a prolonged illness. Nicholson is survived by his wife Lisa. Archeologist Dr. Reginald Murphy describe...
On day two of racing at the Swan 45 Gold Cup 2006, Goombay Smash (William Douglass, USA) is emerging as the Swan 45 to beat. After taking first and second place respectively in the day?s two windward-leeward races, Douglass stands at the top of the leaderboard, with DSK Comifin (Danilo...
YV&C News Desk recently received a press release from the British yacht management firm Nigel Burgess. As the global competition grows in the superyacht management and brokerage business and pretty much all superyacht brokers around the world calling the same yacht owners, this managem...
Yacht STARFIRE is 178' in length (54M). She has a beam of 31.5' and a draft of 11.5'. She was built in Italy by the Benetti boatyard. STARFIRE is 757 tons and has a fuel capacity of 35,000 gallons (140,000 liters). Her maximum speed is 15 knots and she cruises at 12 knots. She has a st...
A host of well known sailors, amateurs and legends including Francesco Bruni, Chris Law and GBR America's Cup sailor Andy Beadsworth will all be racing on board the Swan 45s for the nine race series. America's Cup veteran Tony Rey will be calling tactics onboard Yasha (Japan) and Gabri...
We had some crazy email communication this week with a charter boat owner, through his broker, which we copied below and promised this crackpot boat owner (as per his request) that we would actually feature him and his boat in YV&C. What you are reading here is this feature story. Woul...
After a long and distinguished career up the corporate ladder, Richard Wesson found retirement not to his liking. Specifically, it was boring and lacked the challenges of the everyday corporate world. To overcome the boredom factor, Richard and his wife, Marlene, decided they needed a ...
Nautor's Swan, the 40-year-old Finnish builder of the world's finest sailboats, has announced the opening of a new Charter Office within the company's U.S. headquarters in Newport, R.I. The office will represent a portfolio of Swans from across the U.S. and Caribbean, as well as manage...
The much heralded International Superyacht Society Awards for Design and Leadership remains the only awards program of its kind in the large yacht industry. A panel of judges each a leader in his respective area of expertise?selects winning yachts from those nominated by the Society's ...
In the Moet & Chandon Concours des Chefs Competition at the St. Maarten Charter Yacht Exhibition held December 5 - 8, 2005 motoryachts HARMONY, 115 Crescent and TOUCH, 120 Custom both with The Sacks Group Yachting Professionals, took top honors, first and second respectively. Captain J...
Pioneering yacht management and consultancy company YCO has had a busy summer with two new sales, and will soon be moving to new and larger premises overlooking Monaco harbor. YCO announced the sale of 47m Royal Huisman sailing yacht Hyperion. Following lengthy negotiations conducted b...
Merrill-Stevens Dry Dock Co. announced its intent to acquire the international yacht brokerage firm Koch, Newton & Partners (KN&P). The two companies have reached an agreement and expect to complete the acquisition in late December 2005 or early January 2006. Merrill-Stevens? acquisiti...
Monocle Yachts message is simple. 'Continue to enjoy the ease of chartering while receiving the benefits of ownership. By removing the unpleasant responsibilities and the high cost of individual yacht ownership, you have it all. Pride of Ownership, building equity, salaried crew (no ti...
M/S PANAGIOTA, a family-owned yacht built in Greece entered into charter markets for charter to sail 3/7/10/14 day cruise itineraries to Ionian Isles, Cyclades Isles, Dodecanese Isles, Sporades Isles, Crete, Euboea-Sporades, Argosaronic Gulf - Peloponeses, Turkish port and all other Gr...
The year closes for Perini Navi with the launching of its new 56m SY Rosehearty, the third 56m-aluminium ketch created by Perini Navi, a leading builder in the design and construction of luxury sailing yachts. Sister ship to SY Burrasca and SY Santa Maria, Rosehearty represents the ult...
Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting 2005 Photo Album is updated daily during the show. YV&C - International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine'sCarmen Gonzalez (left) and Robyn Forma (right) with YachtChartersMagazine.TV's Andrea Boden attending the show (below).
The 44th Annual Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting opened with 111 yachts attending. This year was the show's most popular year ever since its inception 44 years ago. Several European yacht management companies which did not participate at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show due to h...


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