November 2007

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    New Burgess Website

    “Burgess Yachts (formerly Nigel Burgess) has gone online with its new-look website. There’s a charter section that promotes all the yachts in the Burgess fleet, and that has an interactive destinations section. Check it out by clicking here.”

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    “Oh, Those Silly Cruise Ships”

    “There was an article in this past Sunday’s edition of The New York Times titled “Paying a Premium Not to Mingle at Sea.” I tore it out of the actual paper, and I’ve received several e-mails about it both yesterday and today. It seems that cruise-ship companies including Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, and Cunard […]

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    New Vidcast: Broker Rebecca Riley

    “We have a new vidcast for you to watch here on CharterWave: A five-minute interview with Fort Lauderdale-based broker Rebecca Riley. Rebecca is one of our favorite reputable brokers because she not only owns Paradise Yacht Charters, but she’s also a licensed yacht captain and a yacht sales broker–which means she knows boats from the […]

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    10 Best Charter Yachts at Last Week’s St. Thomas and Tortola Boat Shows

    November 12, 2007 Swish Chef Emily Williams took home the “best in show” award at Tortola’s culinary competition. The judges loved her appetizer: a plantain-encrusted mahi-mahi with mango rum salsa and lime aioli. Look for our exclusive interview with Emily in the CharterWave crew interviews section next month. (That is Swish‘s main saloon in the […]

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    Heading Home

    “I’m on a crack-of-dawn flight from St. Thomas back to the states tomorrow (Friday), so I won’t be blogging again until Monday. See you then!”

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    Yacht Haven Grande

    “I’ve made it from Tortola to St. Thomas, where this year’s U.S. Virgin Islands charter show is being held at the new Yacht Haven Grande marina. It’s my first trip to the marina, which held its grand opening this past spring. I must say, the marina itself is quite beautiful. It’s surrounded by high-end and […]

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    Do the Math

    “One of the more interesting conversations that keeps coming up here at the charter show on Tortola, in the British Virgin Islands, is about the difference you can see in service when you understand the number of weeks of charter a boat does each year. Most boats here are looking for 20 to 26 weeks […]

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    Size Matters

    “There are dozens upon dozens of reputable charter brokers here at the annual, industry-only boat show on Tortola, in the British Virgin Islands. That’s a good thing, since you want to book only boats that brokers have actually seen, whose crews they have vetted, whose enginerooms they have inspected. What surprised me my first night […]

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    10 Best Charter Yachts for Families with Young Children

    November 5, 2007 Catherine Ambrogi at Yachting Partners International loves the 142-foot motoryacht Kingfisher for families with young children because a few of the cabins have extra twin and Pullman beds that can accommodate two or three kids in a single stateroom. Plus, there are plenty of toys onboard, including Wave Runners, kayaks, a windsurfer, […]

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    New Trinity Motoryachts are Croatia-Bound

    “I just got a hot-off-the-presses tip from management company International Yacht Collection that two brand-new Trinity motoryachts in its fleet, the 161-foot Lady Michelle and the 164-foot Mine Games, are going to be heading to Croatia for charters during the summer 2008 season. That’s exciting news in the growing Eastern Mediterranean charter destination. Croatia has […]

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