June 2009

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    Charter Sicily & the Aeolian Islands on Ombre Blu

    Ombre Blu Sicily and the Aeolian Islands are an often overlooked charter destination, which can soon be rectified as this summer OMBRE BLU a 50’ catamaran, located in Sicily, is offering charters of both Sicily and the Aeolian Islands as their speciality.  Italian Captain Francesco and his partner Melissa known this area very well, including the […]

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    Alaska and Pacific NW update

    Here’s an update on yacht charters in Alaska and the Pacific NW.  As always, the most desirable yachts that typically sell out are quite heavily booked this year and have limited time remaining.  For other yachts the season is quite slow and we are seeing discounts and special offers.  Below are some details on some […]

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    Deals on 2 Yachts in Florida, Bahamas

    This is The Big Kat, a 78-foot Hatteras motoryacht whose weekly base rate for six guests is typically $16,500. Now, management company C U Yacht Charters (a CharterWave sponsor) tells me the base rate is being reduced to $12,500 for Florida and Bahamas charters that are booked–but not necessarily taken–before July 1. The Big Kat […]

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    Cruise Ship Crime Again Draws Scrutiny

    CNN.com posted this article on June 22 about sexual and physical assaults against cruise ship passengers, with the level of crime once again having drawn the attention of the U.S. Congress. As we first told you in our special report about cruise ship versus charter yacht safety, such crimes against guests are virtually unheard of […]

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    Chrysalis-T Aground in Thailand

    The Daily News of Phuket, Thailand, posted this article on June 22 about the 77-foot sailing yacht Chrysalis-T, which is still stuck after having run aground late last week. Before moving to Thailand, the yacht was popular for charters in the Caribbean.

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    Johnny Depp Helps Preserve Exumas Park

    A few years ago Johnny Depp bought Little Hall’s Pond Island, which is part of the National Land and Sea Park in the center of the beautiful Exumas chain, in The Bahamas. Read more about this lovely cruising ground and how this popular movie star is trying to protect it. READ THE FULL BLOG.

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    Italy; The Aeolian Islands, The Secret Islands

    Visit the Northrop and Johnson Yacht Charter Website Stromboli Volcano Off of the northeastern side of a neighboring, but larger Italian Island, the island of Sicily. is a volcanic archipelago, called the Aeolian Islands.  Not well known and not well visited, these are truly hidden secret islands.  The easiest way to visit these islands is […]

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    10 Best Charter Yachts for Luxurious Dining

    Broker June Montagne of Northrop & Johnson says the dining area aboard the 197-foot Benetti motoryacht Xanadu is one of her favorites. It includes a half-wall of semi-circular glass windows that can be opened or closed depending on weather, thus always ensuring stunning views of the cruising area. Broker Reia Stannard of CharterWorld.com has three […]

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    Crystal: New Availability in Alaska

    I don’t know what your personal preferences are, but to my thinking, this hot tub on the bow of the 111-foot motoryacht Crystal looks like an awfully nice place to sit with a glass of champagne while cruising amid the towering glaciers of Alaska. Broker Michael Sawyer, who runs Vancouver-based Infinity Yacht Charters (a CharterWave […]

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    How often do most yachts charter?

    1800Sailaway.com posted this article on June 19 stating that most luxury yachts charter no more than eight weeks per year. The data are given without a source, but appear to be taken from the 2008 Camper & Nicholsons International Super Yachting Index. We’ve been posting bits of info from the forthcoming 2009 Index here on […]

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