January 2010

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    10 Best Questions to Ask Any Charter Broker Before Booking

    How did you get into the charter business? Some brokers used to be crew aboard yachts and know the workings of charters inside and out. What was the last boat show you attended? Reputable charter brokers attend multiple boats shows each year, particularly those held in Italy, Greece, Turkey, Newport (Rhode Island), St. Thomas, Tortola, […]

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    Cruise Ship Crime and Censorship

    On January 24, CruiseLawNews posted this important article about the most recent case of a travel journalist being censored when attempting to write about crime aboard a cruise ship. In this case, it was an article about a passenger being killed after a midday snorkeling excursion to a beach. The article was edited to describe […]

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    Interesting Boat Show Display

    On January 24, YachtWorld.com announced its creation of YachtWorld Charter Village at the Düsseldorf boat show, where anyone can browse images and information about more than 250 charter yachts that are also marketed through the company’s website.

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    Welcome New Sponsor: Northrop and Johnson

    I’m thrilled today to welcome the newest CharterWave sponsor: Northrop and Johnson. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Northrop and Johnson is a full-service yachting company that manages a fleet of charter yachts, offers retail bookings, and handles yacht sales and management. The flagship in the company’s charter fleet is the 198-foot Feadship motoryacht Blue Moon, […]

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    Great Photos of Anegada, in BVI

    On January 22, SailDiveBVI uploaded this post full of beautiful photography from Anegada, which is the most out-of-the-way island in the British Virgin Islands chain. For BVI charters of at least one week, Anegada is a reachable destination (and well worth the sail for snorkelers and scuba divers).

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    Fraser Yachts: Caribbean Season Slow

    I just received the newest edition of FYI, the monthly newsletter put out by Fraser Yachts Worldwide. It includes what is perhaps the most candid assessment I’ve seen of the current state of the crewed charter industry. You might recall this blog post from last month, in which I reported from the Antigua charter show […]

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