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43rd Annual International Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting Was Huge Success!
International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine Show's Main Media Sponsor

(December 2-7, 2004) - On the scene on the beautiful island of Antigua, YV&C's editorial team inspected charter yachts of all sizes. The 43rd annual Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting in 2004 hosted more than 100 yachts in three marinas, including the newly refurbished Nelson's Dockyard. According to Afsaneh Franklin, show administrator, more than 550 attendees--charter brokers, agents, and press from all over the world- participated at this year's show. Also this year, YV&C published the first "official show directory" of the Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting.

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So far, on the second day of the show, our favorites include FOUR WISHES, with an Asian-inspired highly textural interior and a driving range on the sundeck; and TIARA, the largest sailing yacht built in New Zealand. The 54m yacht, just delivered in May, has an art deco mahogany and leather interior, sleeps 12, and charters for about $150,000 per week.

Following is YV&C's ACYM2004 photo album which includes the opening day welcome party and the photos from the best party of the show on board JANIE. Enjoy!

All photos copyright YV&C and published in date/time order

(December 3, 2004) - Jim Hanchrow of, Grisha Davida of SuperYacht Conference, Fuat Kircaali, publisher of International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine (YV&C), Mr. Desmond Nicholson, founder of The Antigua Charter Yacht MeetingRobyn Forma, Carmen Gonzalez and Jamie Matusow of YV&C during the opening day of 43rd International Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting. YV&C has been the first offical media sponsor of the show and produced this year's show directory.

(December 3, 2004) - John Miele, the marketing director of MiCAD Marine during his presentation of MiCAD wireless marine imaging and vessel computer system. This technology will also be presented during the upcoming SuperYacht Conference.

(December 3, 2004) - Louise M. Dutton of Yacht Productions, Inc., producer of the finest yacht brochures in the industry for more than four years, with Kevyn Yearwood of Barbados Tourism Board, and Kass Johnson-Halliday of DOCK SIDE MANAGEMENT of St. Maarten and the chairperson of SCYE2004.

(December 3, 2004) - Rebecca Riley, founder and president of Paradise Yacht Charters searching for new additions to the charter market that are still available for this winter season.

The latest exclusive  from Paradise Yacht Charters is this newly built M/V CONSTELLATION with superior amenities and service. This magnificent yacht offers the ultimate cruising experiences with only the very finest of furnishings and amenities throughout the vessel. She accommodates a total of 48 guests in 14 spacious two-room suites plus 10 twin bedded staterooms. All cabins offer the highest quality amenities including computer stations with 24-hour computer access. The yacht features a conference room, library, conference center, lido bar and formal dining room. Currently based in the Med, other itineraries pending. Additional information can be obtained by contacting either Paradise Yacht Charters or M/V CONSTELLATION.

M/V CONSTELLATION is perfect for corporations wanting a special place for executive / board meetings. (Please watch for YV&C's "Ultimate Corporate Event" story on corporate/business charters in an upcoming issue.)

From: "Liveras Yachts"
To: <>
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2004 15:10:32
Dear Mr Matusow,
We received your news release regarding our PRIVATE PARTY on board ANNALIESSE on Sunday 5th December. We were very surprised at your report which stated that ' we could not report much from this boat' at your national Sales manager Jim Hanchrow visited on board and was taken on a full tour on the 4th of December.
For your information, this year's Inaugural Private Party on board ANNALIESSE was a very private affair with personal invitations issued by Mr Liveras well in advance of the show. The party was not open to everyone attending the Antigua Show and we are now aware that your publication is the main media sponsor and the producer of the Official Show Directory, and understand your disappointment at not receiving an invitation, however, please do accept our apologies and we do invite your publication to visit us on board at the Genoa Show in May.
With kind regards
Martina Rakus
Charter Manager
Liveras Yachts
Monte Carlo
98000 Monaco

(December 3, 2004) - S/Y BOO TOO owners while they are marketing their charter boat for the winter season to the attending brokers of the 43rd Annual Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting.

(December 3, 2004) - P/V ANNALIESSE docked next to M/Y JANIE. Additional coverage of JANIE was provided by YV&C at the 2004 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show.

(December 3, 2004) - Grisha Davida of SuperYacht Conference with Leslie Lallande of Global Ship Systems discussing the details of his conference presentation to take place on February 14-15, 2005 at The Marine Marriott Hotel in Fort Lauderdale.

(December 3, 2004) - Ted Rowe of TRowe Yacht Charters and the newly elected president of CYBA - Charter Yacht Brokers Association with Grisha Davida of SuperYacht Conference.

(December 3, 2004) - Ted Rowe, newly elected president of CYBA giving an interview to Jamie Matusow of YV&C.

(December 3, 2004) - Andrew "Andy" McDonald of The Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting 2004 with Fuat Kircaali, publisher of YV&C.

(December 3, 2004) - Colin Squire, editor and publisher of YachtFile with YV&C publisher Fuat Kircaali.

Note: Between this year's two great December shows, ACYM2004 and SCYE2004, we had the honor and privilege of sharing some happy photographs and memories with all fellow magazine publishers except Yachting magazine and Power & Motoryacht magazine, which both declined our request. Sources say these two magazines prefer to continue their communication with their fellow publishers through their attorneys. :-)


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Please send us your press releases, feedback and comments to to be included in the magazine. Thank you. Please feel free to approach and ask for your photograph to be taken and included in the next "show photo album" when you see a YV&C photographer. We would love to do so.

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YV&C News Desk focuses on the finest yachts available for charter worldwide and on international yacht vacations, experiences, and destinations, bringing you first-hand, independent news that is broker-, charter-, and yacht builder- neutral.

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