June 2009

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  • charter broker Michael Sawyer

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    Michael Sawyer

    Michael Sawyer became a charter broker after a long career as a yacht captain and sailing instructor. He is now a leading expert when it comes to charter yachts in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.

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  • Fox Harb'r Resort

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    Golfers: 161 Trinity Offers Rare Option

    This is the 17th hole at Nova Scotia’s Fox Harb’r Resort, a luxury location where golf is one of the featured activities. You might recognize the resort’s name, which is similar to that of the 161-foot Trinity motoryacht Destination Fox Harb’r Too, a recent favorite of mine that just made the short list of nominees […]

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    Exumas Bahamas – Catamaran: SOLSTICE

    47’/14.3m Lagoon sailing catamaran SOLSTICE with owner operators Cliff and Liza are a superb value for the Exumas. Now available:November 2009 – August 2010 $10,000/week – 2 guests$13,000/week – 4 guests$16,000/week – 6 guests inclusive.  Plus 4% tax, bar, diving and docking. Based in Nassau, or available in the Exumas out islands with delivery fees. […]

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    Charter Captains Discuss True Costs

    The Triton, a newspaper widely read by charter yacht crew, posted this interesting article on June 24. The editor asked several charter yacht captains about APAs–advanced provisioning allowances–and how much they actually tend to cost charter guests in real-life situations.

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  • charter yacht Victorian Rose deck

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    Victorian Rose a Stunner at Newport

    These, my friends, are scarfing joints with rounded nibs pointing into a king plank. Okay, okay, you’ve got me: I didn’t know what any of those words meant until I was standing over this part of the teak decking on the bow of the 63-foot Victorian Rose, listening to the owner tell me how he, […]

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    Business is Rebounding–A Bit

    Sorry, folks, but I don’t have a photograph from the docks here today at the Newport charter show. The skies were too dark and the clouds were too rainy to even bother taking out the ol’ camera. On the other hand, I must say that I encountered a lot of reputable charter brokers with partly […]

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    Off to Newport, Rhode Island

    As this post comes online, the 27th annual Spring Charter Yacht Show is preparing to open its gates in Newport, Rhode Island. I’m en route this morning to the show, which is expected to feature about two dozen motoryachts and sailing yachts in the 50- to 130-foot range. I’ve also been invited to be the […]

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