August 2012

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  • Benetti charter yacht Meamina

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    On Board: Charter Yacht Meamina

    The 194-foot Benetti motoryacht Meamina was built in 2009. I toured her with Capt. Steve Barker, who joined the yacht in early 2010 and has been in charge of the charter program ever since. “The boat is a great platform for all kinds of charter,” he says. “We mostly have families, but we also have […]

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  • Benetti charter yacht Meamina

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    Interview: Charter Yacht Chef Justin Arblaster

    A number of well-respected charter brokers told me that the dinner you put out last night aboard Meamina was among the best they’ve ever had. That’s nice to hear, thank you. There are two of us, myself and second Chef Blake Raven, that got it done. We started cooking on Sunday for the Monday-night dinner. […]

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  • Sunseeker charter yacht Firecracker

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    On Board: Charter Yacht Firecracker

    Firecracker is an 86-foot Sunseeker Predator motoryacht that was built in 2011 for a longtime Sunseeker owner. Capt. Jonathan Chell, who has worked for the owner since 2007, took command of Firecracker right out of the shipyard, when the yacht became available for charter year-round out of Antibes. During my tour, I thought Firecracker looked […]

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  • Sunseeker charter yacht Firecracker

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    Interview: Charter Yacht Capt. Jonathan Chell

    You’re one of the few captains I’ve met who started out working as a chef. Yes, I am originally from Britain but I spent 15 years working in the United States as a chef. My wife and I started in the yachting industry in 2007, with me as a chef and her as a stewardess. […]

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  • Aganlar charter yacht Kestrel

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    On Board: Charter Yacht Kestrel

    The 106-foot sailing yacht Kestrel is Hull No. 1 of a new design being marketed by Kestrel Superyachts, which is a consortium of 24 investors. The head of the consortium has a background in gulet charter out of Bodrum, Turkey, and he turned to renowned sailing yacht designer Ron Holland to pen the plans that […]

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  • Nobiskrug charter yacht Mogambo

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    On Board: Charter Yacht Mogambo

    The 241-foot Nobiskrug motoryacht Mogambo is a 2012 build that made her charter-industry debut at the annual MYBA Charter Show in Genoa, Italy. That’s where I got onboard for a tour after hearing lots and lots of talk about her on the docks. Some charter brokers liked Mogambo a great deal, while others weren’t crazy […]

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  • Palmer Johnson charter yacht Natalia

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    'Bring Offers' for Mediterranean Yacht Charter

    Ocean Independence sends word that the owner of the 120-foot Palmer Johnson motoryacht Natalia is now considering all offers for charters in the West Mediterranean beginning in mid-August. The yacht is already being offered during the high season at the low-season weekly base rate of €88,000. The new request to “bring offers” is on top […]

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  • Johnson charter yacht Diamond Girl

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    Happy August! There are 149 Days Till Christmas

    The charter team over at Neptune Group Yachting just sent us a helpful reminder that Christmas, as crazy as it seems on August 1, is now just a little more than four months away. If you’re thinking about a winter charter during the holidays at the end of this year, then the time to start […]

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