March 2008

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    Nifty New Website

    “Longtime, reputable charter broker Missy Johnston recently relaunched her company’s website. The site now has some interesting destination information, along with a section titled “finding the best charter” that walks you step-by-step through the process. Anyone new to chartering will find this section helpful. I’m a little biased about Missy, as you’ll see if you […]

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    Girls-Only Trips

    “A girlfriend getaway on a crewed yacht charter provides a great opportunity for laughter, swapping stories, shopping, exercise, exploring beautiful scenery, learning new skills and relaxing , all while on a Caribbean venture that is out of the ordinary.. There is no where else you will find the tremendous support, encouragement, and bonding that occurs […]

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    “Thank You, Mattias”

    “A person who goes by the name “mattias” posted an item this week on the popular Power & Motoryacht megayachts forum about my CharterWave review of the sailing yacht Maltese Falcon. And I quote: “Here is a must-read for those of us who are tired of uncritical ‘hallelujah reviews’ of each and every yacht on […]

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    Welcome New Sponsor: Abiego Yachts

    “I’m thrilled to welcome a new sponsor to CharterWave this month: Abiego Yachts International. The Pennsylvania-based company is owned by charter broker Heather Krebs, who is a member of key professional organizations including CYBA International and the Florida Yacht Brokers Association. She’s also a member of the Better Business Bureau online. Charter brokers around the […]

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    New Vidcast: Taipan III in Thailand

    “Our new vidcast on CharterWave for the month of March is of the 172-foot motoryacht Taipan III, which I was onboard a few months ago off the coast of Phuket, Thailand. I also just posted an original, full-length feature about that trip in the Charter Vacation Articles section here on CharterWave. And if you want […]

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    Trip Insurance – Cancel For Business Reasons

    “ As part of the Virgin Island Sailing Blog team, I try to keep each Blog entry different and interesting. The idea of Trip Insurance that lets you cancel for business reasons is too important to me not let all our dedicated readers see it. For full details see my other Blog Caribbean-Sailing.blogspot “

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    More on Merrill-Stevens

    “As you read in my post early Saturday, Merrill-Stevens Yachts closed its charter management division in Fort Lauderdale late Friday afternoon. This means that the people who used to work in Fort Lauderdale organizing contracts and other details for charters onboard yachts in the Merrill-Stevens fleet are no longer with the company. I have been […]

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    Churchill to Focus Exclusively on Charter

    “A press release went out about an hour ago announcing that Churchill Yacht Partners will now be exclusively a charter company. The company, which was founded about four years ago, had grown to include yacht sales in its Fort Lauderdale and Newport offices. As of today, yacht sales are no longer a part of Churchill’s […]

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    A Couple of Good Articles

    “I was fortunate enough to take home not one, but two writing awards at the recent, annual writing contest sponsored by Boating Writers International. Both of my articles were second-place winners, one in the travel/destinations category and one in the megayachts category. Each of the stories originally appeared in Power & Motoryacht magazine, where I […]

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