November 2009

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    MYBA Opens Charter Show to Sales Brokers

    On November 5, our sister site BrokerageBoss reported in this article that the Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association has opened the upcoming Sint Maarten charter yacht show to sales brokers and to yachts “which are explicitly offered for sale.”

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    Caught on Camera Wearing a Sombrero

    Back in March, management company International Yacht Collection invited me to write this article about the 135-foot Christensen motoryacht Atlantica in the British Virgin Islands. There was also a crew onboard from WealthTV, which recently produced the following video about the charter experience. Yes, that is me talking about charter brokers while wearing a sombrero. […]

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    Indian Ocean Yacht Charter and Safety

    Many of our clients who are interested in Yacht Charter in the Indian ocean are asking us if it’s safe to charter there given the priate activity off the coast of Somalia. While no charter anywhere is 100% guaranteed safe, it’s imporant to recognise that the Indian Ocean is HUGE, and there have been no […]

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    Report: Java Sold, to Stay in Charter

    On November 3, Boat International posted this item stating that The Sacks Group Yachting Professionals canceled the previous day’s auction of the 121-foot Broward motoryacht Java because a buyer was found–and he may keep the popular boat on the charter market.

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  • 161-foot Trinity motor yacht Blind Date sky lounge

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    Exclusive Interview with Owner of Blind Date

    One of my most memorable moments at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (which closed last night) was an exclusive, sit-down interview that I garnered with the owner of Blind Date. The 161-foot motoryacht is about as new as they get, having left the Trinity Yachts shipyard in Mississippi less than two weeks ago. […]

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    Recession: Charter May Recover Quickest

    On November 2, our sister website BrokerageBoss uploaded this report from the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, speculating that the charter industry may rebound from the global recession before the  brokerage sales industry.

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    Heading Home

    As you read this on Monday, November 2, I am either touring the 198-foot Feadship motoryacht Blue Moon at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, or I am rushing from that last one of my scheduled tours to catch my flight back home. I have some great information from the show that I’ll begin posting […]

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    10 Best Lessons Learned at the 2009 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

    A good number of yacht owners are still discounting their charter rates, especially with so many openings remaining for winter holidays in the Caribbean. But the discounts are getting smaller. While some 40 percent to 50 percent price cuts were being negotiated in the Mediterranean this past summer, several fleet managers now say the best […]

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  • charter yacht Aerie foyer

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    A Delightful Detail

    This is the main deck entry foyer aboard the 124-foot Delta motoryacht Aerie, which I toured today at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. As you can see, there are two eagles inlaid within the marble–a design executed with such incredible detail that I stood and stared at it for the better part of five […]

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