August 2007

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    Another Gigayacht Cometh to Charter

    “I learned yesterday from management company Camper & Nicholsons International that the 258-foot Princess Mariana plans to enter the charter market in the Caribbean this winter–at a weekly base rate of (hold onto your hat) $606,500. That’s for 12 guests, mind you, with a crew of 26 to tend to their every whim and desire. […]

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    It’s High Season in Fiji

    “I received an e-newsletter this morning from 37 South, a charter agency in New Zealand that works in cooperation with Fraser Yachts Worldwide. The newsletter reminded me that it’s currently the high season in one of my favorite exotic charter destinations: Fiji. There’s still time to book if you want to enjoy the best annual […]

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    Let’s Make a Deal

    “I received two promotional e-mails this week that reminded me of what time of year it is: It’s time to play Let’s Make a Deal. The first e-mail, from management company Merrill-Stevens Yachts, announced that the 162-foot motoryacht Pegasus is looking for a charter client in Italy between August 27 and September 5. The second […]

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    Nigel Burgess to Change Its Name

    “It’s official: Charter company Nigel Burgess is changing its name to, simply Burgess–and plans to launch a major press initiative in September featuring the new logo. The company says the idea of the new, one-word logo is to reflect a more contemporary style. The company is changing its colors, too, which long have been orange […]

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    “Free Fuel, Anyone?”

    “I received a promotional e-mail yesterday from Churchill Yacht Partners, which manages the 114-foot motoryacht Camille for charter. “What an opportunity!” the e-mail screamed. “FREE FUEL!” Sounds like an unusual offer from a charter yacht, but in reality, this is just the first of what usually are more than a few yachts offering special deals […]

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    “Conde Nast Traveler Disappoints, Again”

    “You may remember me posting an item here about CharterWave being featured in the July issue of Conde Nast Traveler–and about how disappointed I was with the article in general because it contained a lot of inaccuracies about the charter yacht industry. I took the time to e-mail the writer, asking for a correction and […]

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    Lady Candida–A Lesson to Learn

    “I spoke again this morning with some folks from Camper & Nicholsons International, the company that manages the yacht Lady Candida for charter. As you recall from my blog post last week, Lady Candida caught fire during a charter and sank off the coast of Corsica. Everyone was rescued, but the yacht is a total […]

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    Online Yacht Charter Ads

    “I launched a new little website early last week called BoatNameGame, a place where people can have some fun with the interesting and hilarious boat names they see out on the water. The new site has something that CharterWave does not: advertising supplied through the GoogleAd network. Basically, a little bit of coding tells Google […]

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    CharterWave Success

    “Its official – this website, CharterWave, really works! Yesterday afternoon I received a call from a man who had never chartered a yacht before. He told me that he was looking through CharterWave, found my ad, and decided to call to book a crewed yacht charter. I could tell by the enthusiasm in his voice […]

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    Tis The Season to Avoid the Crowds

    “One of our new sponsors here on CharterWave, Regency Yacht Vacations, has an interesting post today on its company blog about how right now, the Virgin Islands are a virtual ghost town–and how it’s a perfect time for off-season charters away from the crowds that clog the islands come winter. This caught my eye because, […]

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