• Hurricane Irma wreckage on Tortola

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    Sad, Post-Hurricane News from Tortola

    There was some good news out of the Virgin Islands and Caribbean last week, following the devastation that Hurricanes Irma and Maria wrought in popular charter destinations. Several crewed-yacht fleet managers reported that most of their boats survived the storm or had minimal damage, and that they expected to have availability this winter. The news […]

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  • Oceanfast charter yacht Sahana

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    Australia Yacht Charter: 2 Options in the Whitsundays

    Northrop and Johnson is promoting two yachts for charter in Australia’s Whitsunday Islands. First is the 60-foot Azzura sailing yacht Bliss—the first-ever sailing yacht to join the Northrop and Johnson fleet in Australia overall. She is a 2004 build that most recently was refitted in 2014, with work at that time including an upgrade to […]

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  • McMullen and Wing sailing yacht Nephele

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    Early Booking Discount on Summer Yacht Charter

    Ocean Independence has five sailing yachts in multiple destinations giving a 10-percent discount on summer yacht charter dates. The only catch is that you need to book by February 28 to receive the discounted rate this summer. Bliss, a 121-foot Yachting Developments sailing yacht, is offering the reduced rate on itineraries in Southeast Asia. Nephele, a […]

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  • Yachting Developments charter yacht Bliss

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    Exotic Sailing Yacht Charter Ideas

    Ocean Independence has some interesting news this week for exotic destination-seekers: The sailing yachts Silvertip and Bliss are now taking inquiries for charter itineraries in New Zealand and Southeast Asia. Silvertip is in New Zealand for the upcoming season, which is just her latest in the region. Silvertip is a 110-foot Yachting Developments build whose […]

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  • Yachting Developments charter yacht Bliss

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    10 Days for Price of 8 in Southeast Asia

    Here’s a good deal to start the week: Ocean Independence tells me the 121-foot Yachting Developments sailing yacht Bliss is offering 10 days of charter for the price of eight this winter in Southeast Asia. Itineraries can take place in Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia or Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago. Bliss is advertised as accommodating six to 10 guests […]

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  • Yachting Developments charter yacht Bliss

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    Yacht Charter in Borneo

    I’ll admit to this: When I received word from Ocean Independence that the 121-foot Yachting Developments sailing yacht Bliss is standing by for charter inquiries in North Borneo, aka Kota Kinabalu, I had to look the place up on a map. I honestly can’t recall another time in 15 years of covering the global charter […]

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  • Yachting Developments charter yacht Bliss

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    Sailing Yacht Bliss Drops Base Rate for Southeast Asia Charters

    More news this week from Ocean Independence: The 121-foot Yachting Developments sailing yacht Bliss has dropped her weekly base rate for Southeast Asia yacht charter this summer. The previous weekly base rate was $92,000. It’s now $89,000. Bliss is advertised as accommodating six to 10 guests because the master cabin, in addition to its regular bed, has […]

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    Sailing Yacht Bliss is Bound for Singapore

    Ocean Independence sends word that the 121-foot Yachting Developments sailing yacht Bliss has just completed a five-year survey at a shipyard in New Zealand. She will now move to Singapore, where she will be based for the summer season, and the owner is looking for a charter client interested in making the crossing. Bliss is […]

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