2009

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    10 Best Lessons Learned at the 2009 Antigua Charter Yacht Show

    Environmentally friendly charters are going to be the Next Big Thing. So much so that CYBA International, a leading professional group for charter brokers, has started an Environmental Committee. Its first goal will be to eliminate the use of bottled water on charter yachts, since the bottles cannot be recycled in many tropical destinations. Business […]

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    Atlantica Wins Best in Show

    I was so busy reporting live from the docks every day last week at the charter yacht show on Antigua that I didn’t get a chance to tell you the big news out of the competing show on Sint Maarten: the 135-foot Christensen motoryacht Atlantica won not only not only “Best Service, Ambiance, and Table […]

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    Report: Berth Demand to Remain High

    On December 13, the Times of Malta posted this interview with the chairman of Camper & Nicholsons Marinas International, who says that despite the global recession, demand for megayacht berths is expected to remain strong. This could affect anyone booking a charter yacht for spring 2010 events such as the Monaco Grand Prix and Cannes […]

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    Feadship Charter Fleet to Double

    On December 11, MegayachtNews.org posted this article by CharterWave’s editor about the Feadship charter division planning to double the size of its fleet in time for the summer 2010 charter season.

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    A Charter for Every Desire

    The 48th annual Antigua charter yacht show closed about two hours ago. I had planned to tell you tonight about two or three of my favorite yachts from the event, but as I walked back to my hotel and looked out over the jam-packed marinas, I realized that the bigger story is the sheer variety […]

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    MYBA Ends Sint Maarten Show Affiliation

    Yes, I’m still at the Antigua charter yacht show (and will file another blog post here for you later today), but there is some breaking news in my e-mail inbox that I want to share with you immediately. MYBA just issued a press release announcing its official disengagement from the Sint Maarten charter yacht show, […]

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    And the winners are…

    Every year here at the Antigua charter yacht show, dozens upon dozens of chefs aboard everything from 50-foot sailboats to 200-foot megayachts compete for the right to be called the best chef in the yacht charter business. Judges roam the yachts for three days straight, comparing one chef’s escargot to another’s rack of lamb. Serious […]

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    Green is the New Gold

    On December 10, Boats.com posted this article by CharterWave’s editor about new environmental initiatives that are sweeping through the crewed yacht charter industry.

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