November 2009

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    Inside Scoop on Four Aces

    I snagged an exclusive interview yesterday afternoon with Mark Elliott, a 20-year veteran charter captain who is now a yacht sales and charter broker for International Yacht Collection. He recently helped to orchestrate the sale of the 183-foot Benetti motoryacht Allegro to a new owner, who rechristened her Four Aces and put her into the […]

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    Before You Hop Onto that Jet Ski…

    One of the better e-newsletters that regularly arrives in my in-box is written by Gary Carroll, who runs Fort Lauderdale-based Comprehensive Yacht Assurance. His company specializes in insurance for the yachting industry, and a lot of reputable charter brokers work with him to provide charter liability insurance for their clients. You might remember my quoting […]

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    Thailand and Phuket High Season update

    The Thailand charter season usually heats up with the end of the rainiy season in October, and accelerates as Christmas and New Years approaches. And this year is no different. Catamarans are in the shortest supply right now, although there are still some available. You can see our Phuket boats on our Phuket Charter Yachts […]

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    Blue Moon in St. Barths

    BLUE MOON, 198’ (60.35m) Feadship is new, making  her debut in October at the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show. Spacious and elegant, this yacht is unusual in that she has an elevator for 4 that travels to all decks and the design allows this yacht to be wheelchair accessible. With numberous public spaces both casual & […]

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  • Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands

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    Win a Free Crewed Charter for 2

    This is the view that you see when you step off your anchored yacht in the British Virgin Islands, hop into the tender with a crew member, and land at the dinghy dock on the island of Jost Van Dyke. Yes, those are beach bars behind the waving palm trees. Yes, reggae is playing. And […]

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    Report: Charter Prices Off 30 Percent

    On November 20, The Times of London posted this article about the financial problems crippling Raymarine, which makes marine electronics. The end of the article discusses the global recession’s impact on the charter industry, which The Times states includes a 30-percent reduction in charter rates.

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