From The Publisher
YV&C Editorial: Megayachts, Sharks, and Blue Marble
Pull up Anchor with YV&C's Latest Issue...and Enjoy
Dec. 1, 2005 01:45 PM
YV&C International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine reports:
Did you know that in November, Great White Sharks congregate in the waters around the Farallon Islands, a protected national marine sanctuary located 26 miles outside of San Francisco Bay? Or that Makauba marble from Brazil is blue? Or that the average cost of the vessels on Forbes.com’s recent list of the 10 most expensive yachts in the world was $64.37 million?
These are the sorts of unexpected and delightful facts embedded in the richly varied articles we have the pleasure of bringing you in this issue of International Yacht Vacations & Charters magazine.
Such tidbits are mere appetizers of course. The main meal comes in the form of the meticulous and in-depth insights provided by our writers into some of the finest vessels in the world. In this issue, for example, you can spend time with them aboard the 120ft M/Y JASMIN, the 280ft P/Y Annaliesse, the 120ft M/Y Kayana, the 70ft M/Y Velista, and the 258ft SS Delphine.
Jamie Matusow reports from Monaco on the resplendent Delphine – like an elegant floating castle, unique in her style and definitely one of a kind. Miriam Cain files a destination report on the “ludicrously perfect” Dalmation coastline of Croatia, while Michelle Blore and Alan Oliver bring us au jour on St. Tropez.
Rebekah Mitchell looks at “adventure yachting” and shows how to plan and enjoy a personal National Geographic-style adventure in comfort aboard your own private yacht. If cage diving with sharks is something you’ve always yearned to do, this is the perfect way to satisfy your dream: a perfect marriage of luxury and high adventure!
One of the world’s most sought-after yacht designers is Ward Setzer, whose vessels have claimed no fewer than three of the nine International Superyachts Society Design Awards given out in the last three years. We bring an exclusive profile of Setzer in this issue. Paula Farquharson previews for YV&C this year’s Monaco Boat Show and Paul Johnson transports us to the remote Mergui Archipelago off the south-west coast of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma.
Enjoy the issue. We hope that it will help you decide on your next destination and with your competitive research if you are considering a yacht charter, whether what you have in mind is motor-yachting the islands of the Grenadines, or savoring the bygone age of steam. Above all, we hope that something you read in YV&C will cause you to fall head over heels in love, in advance, with your next charter vessel.
The last word goes not to our own writers but to Ward Setzer: “Whether as an owner, guest or charter passenger,” Setzer observes, “living on board a modern yacht affords every luxury, accommodation and communications technology as the finest home or office, not to mention the ultimate in privacy and service from a dedicated crew.”