November 2009

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    Burgess Site Now Features “Short List”

    On November 13, while tooling around the website of Burgess Yachts, we learned that there is now a “short list” feature that lets you sort through the company’s brokerage and charter listings, pick out your favorites, and save them in a separate place for later review by yourself or with a broker. Smart and very […]

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    Tiara Aims for High-End Scuba Divers

    The news this morning out of management agency Edmiston and Company is that the 178-foot Alloy sailing yacht Tiara, whose master stateroom is shown above, is now being marketed as “the most well-appointed dive yacht on the market.” I’m not sure that’s true among all yachts for charter, but certainly, it is unusual to see […]

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    New Zealand; Charter Marlborough Wine Country

    Visit the Northrop and Johnson Yacht Charters Website Marlborough Sound, New Zealand – Mistletoe Bay On the north end of the southern island in New Zealand are the cruising waters of the Marlborough Sounds, the shores of which are home to a number of excellent New Zealand wineries, producing superb world class boutique wines. Encompassing […]

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    Think about Sardinia next summer!

    Sardinia, especially Porto Cervo, has a reputation as “the” place to be for the Jet Set Crowd, and yachts anchor off the coast in a similar fashion as in St Tropez. And with the recent scrapping of the onerous luxury tax, Sardinia saw a nice pickup in charter visitors last year. If you’re planning a […]

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    Broker Report: Galapagos Islands

    In late October, charter broker Agnes Howard of Camper & Nicholsons International was invited to explore the Galapagos Islands aboard the 90-foot powercatamaran Queen of Galapagos. It was Howard’s first trip to the Galapagos, which are about 600 miles west of Ecuador.    Following is my exclusive interview for CharterWave about her experience. From what I […]

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    Sunseeker Offers “Long Weekend” Rates

    Sunseeker Charters is employing an interesting marketing strategy for several of its yachts based in the South of France during this winter’s “off-season” in the Mediterranean. Instead of offering discounts on weekly base rates to drum up business, the way some other management companies are, Sunskeer Charters is promoting “long-weekend getaways.” Now, technically speaking, every […]

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    In the BVI aboard Breanker

    On November 10, the Tampa (Florida) Tribune posted this article about a charter in the British Virgin Islands aboard the 55-foot sailing catamaran Breanker. If you like that story, you might also be interested in CharterWave’s own review of Breanker and our exclusive interview with owner/Capt. Kristian Sondergaard.

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    Christmas with the Kiwis

    Sure, you look at the photograph above and see a pleasant vacation in paradise.  I look at the photograph above and see a Christmas morning stroll. That’s because Auckland-based 37 South sent me this scenic as part of a promotion for Christmas charters in New Zealand. Since the country is in the Southern Hemisphere, its […]

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