2008

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    Preference Sheets

    The way you fill out your preference sheet can make or break your charter vacation When it comes to personalized cruising vacations, it’s tough to beat yacht charter. And the key to ensuring that your yacht’s crew provides everything you desire is taking the time to fill out a preference sheet before you even step […]

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    Lady Candida Fire: Lessons Learned

    Editor’s Note: Camper & Nicholsons International declined to comment for this article. In addition, the sources quoted in this article asked to be named by pseudonym. Matthew and Garrett are longtime charter brokers who are also licensed yacht captains, while David is a longtime employee in large-company charter yacht management. In July 2007, the 97-foot […]

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    Hurricane Season Charters

    A handful of yachts are offering Caribbean and Virgin Islands charters during hurricane season. Should you book? And how can you protect your investment should a storm loom on the horizon? Date posted: September 2007 As Hurricane Dean plowed through the Caribbean last month, blazing a Force 5 path of destruction all the way to Mexico, charter […]

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    Glossary of Charter Terms

    Terms To Know When Chartering a Yacht If there’s a term you don’t see here, but would like to know more about, e-mail CharterWave editor Kim Kavin (kim@charterwave.com). She’ll reply to you directly, and perhaps also add your term to this list. Aft deck On motoryachts, the guest area closest to the back of the […]

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    Charter Yacht Chefs

    When choosing a charter yacht, keep in mind that the chef can make or break your cruising experience Here’s the real dish: Even onboard the biggest, most beautiful brand-new yachts, you’re likely to have an unsatisfying cruising experience if the chef is just average. That’s a commonly known fact in the charter yacht industry, one that […]

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    Corporate Charters

    Want clients to remember you as the best of the best? Charter a yacht for your next corporate event If you’re a businessman, at some point you have found yourself standing exasperated in a hotel room at a corporate “getaway,” reading line by line down the sponsor’s crammed itinerary of product speeches and feeding times, […]

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    Classic Yachts

    The classics don’t always get their due as wonderful vacation yachts, even though some charter for 30 percent less than newer boats of the same size First thing in the morning, I noticed the 1972 Feadship. Then, the 1977 Codecasa. Canoe stern after canoe stern carried my eyes down the dock all day long: a 1961 […]

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    Barge Charter in France

    Luxury Barge Charters are Becoming Yacht Quality on Canals in Burgundy and Bordeaux    Posted July 2007 I had the pleasure of spending a few days in May onboard Le Premier, a 127-foot luxury barge that offers charters along France’s Burgundy Canal. Le Premier is one of perhaps a half-dozen barges in Burgundy and France being run […]

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    Bahamas Basics

    Many Americans and Europeans think the Bahamas are too close to the States to be an exotic, tropical charter destination. The truth is exactly the opposite. My first charter in the Bahamas came just a few weeks after I cruised in one of my dream locales: Fiji. I’d been harboring visions of the South Pacific’s […]

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    Report from the St. Maarten Charter Show

                As regular readers of the CharterWave Daily Editor’s Blog know, I missed this month’s charter yacht show in St. Maarten because it ran on dates that were concurrent with the larger show that I attended in Antigua.   I don’t want you to feel like you’re missing out on […]

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