October 2010

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    Phil Lacca

    Phil Lacca ran the 121-foot Broward motoryacht Java as a successful charter yacht until 2007, when he took a sailing sabbatical. He returned to the industry in 2010 aboard the 112-foot Westport motoryacht True North.

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    Prediction: Winter Charter Rates to Drop

    On October 1, the website 24-7 uploaded this press release from Fraser Yachts Worldwide in which company CEO Hein Velema predicts that winter 2010-11 charter rates in the Caribbean will “reduce dramatically,” just as they did during the summer 2010 season in the Mediterranean with heavy discounting.

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    Charter Yacht Savarona Raided on Prostitution Charges

    On September 29, MegayachtNews uploaded this report about Turkish officials raiding the 446-foot Savarona, which is one of the largest motoryachts available for charter in the world, on allegations that the yacht was being used as the basis for a prostitution ring. The Los Angeles Times offered these additional details on September 30.

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    14 Options for Sint Maarten Holiday Charters

    Select Yachts sends word from Sint Maarten that 14 yachts are still available for Christmas and New Year’s charters out of that Northern Caribbean island base. All but one of the yachts, the 82-foot sailing yacht Shaitan of Tortola, will be charging a 10-percent holiday premium in addition to their regular rates. Shaitan’s weekly base […]

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