2009

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    10 Best Recent Charter Yacht Refits

    Charter broker and yacht manager Fiona Maureso at Peter Insull’s says: “You can’t possibly do a feature on “10 Best Refits” without including Islander, which has just been converted from a motorsailer to a motoryacht. It’s not just a refit. It, it’s a complete makeover! The owner has taken advantage of this work to upgrade […]

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    Baby logs 5,290 miles BEFORE birth

      Yes – when your mom and dad are crew on board a successful charter yacht – you’ll probably be born having cruised hundreds – if not thousands – of nautical miles while still in your mum’s tummy.  Such is the case with the beautiful Mia Erin Grocott born on December 23.  Her parents have […]

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    Happy Holidays to All!

    As you read this on Christmas Eve, countless people are arriving at their charter yachts in locations from the Caribbean to the Indian Ocean, preparing for a weeklong holiday charter filled with sunshine, swimming, and relaxation. Oh how I wish I were one of them! Instead, I will be trying to keep our two dogs […]

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    New: Fit for Cruisin’ Charters

    I received a lovely holiday card this week from Capt. Tim Schaaf aboard the 45-foot sailing catamaran Jet Stream. I’ve always had a soft spot for Capt. Tim and his boat, not only because I liked Jet Stream when I toured her in 2007, but also because Capt. Tim started out life as a PGA […]

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    Delphine to Charter in Croatia

    Some yachts leave me with an impression that I can’t shake for years. It was circa 2004 or 2005 when I stepped aboard the 257-foot Delphine, a steam yacht launched in 1921 for the family of automobile magnate Horace Dodge. She’s a yacht with an incredible story–one that includes sinking, being recovered, being turned into […]

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    Yacht Charter vs. Luxury Hotels

    On December 21, Ocean Home magazine posted this article about the true costs of yacht charter when compared with a vacation at a luxury hotel. (Hint: If you can afford one, you can afford the other.)

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    10 Best Charter Yachts for Movie Lovers

    Charter broker Missy Johnston of Northrop & Johnson Worldwide Yacht Charters says: “Onboard Xanadu, the 197-foot Benetti motoryacht, is a full state-of-the-art A/V system with Apple TV movies on demand, based on iTunes. With multiple flat-screen TVs and a large screen for movie viewing in the sun lounge, there is no end to the viewing […]

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    Booking a Charter? Watch Brokerage Deals

    One of the most interesting comments I heard during this month’s industry-only charter yacht show on Antigua came from Terry Hines, the charter marketing director for International Yacht Collection (and a longtime industry player whose views and insights I have learned to trust). Hines made the comment during a public presentation about recent changes to […]

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    Onboard 160-foot Christensen Odessa

    Another great story from MegayachtNews.org, which posted this article on December 21 about the new, 160-foot Christensen motoryacht Odessa. She’s for charter through The Sacks Group Yachting Professionals.

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