• Delta charter yacht Avalon

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    New to the OCI Charter Fleet: Avalon and Dee Dee Lee

    Ocean Independence has just welcomed two yachts to the charter fleet. First is the 150-foot Delta motoryacht Avalon, which accommodates as many as 12 guests in five staterooms. Previously known for charter as Katya and now under new ownership, Avalon is expected to be available in Florida, the Bahamas and the Caribbean this winter. Her lowest weekly […]

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  • Benetti charter yacht 11.11

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    10 Charter Yachts to See at Yachts Miami Beach

    Two boat shows will take place this Thursday through Monday in South Florida: the Miami International Boat Show on Virginia Key, and Yachts Miami Beach with venues on Collins Avenue and on Watson Island. A number of crewed charter yachts are scheduled to be on display at Yachts Miami Beach, one of the rare venues […]

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    9 Charter Yachts Still Open for the Holidays

    The Christmas and New Year’s holidays are fast approaching, which means that anyone who has been procrastinating on a holiday charter booking needs to step up and call a reputable charter broker now. Here’s a look at nine yachts that still have availability for Christmas, New Year’s or both:

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  • Delta charter yacht Katya

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    $20,000 Price Drop on East Coast USA Charters

    Northrop and Johnson sends word that the 150-foot Delta motoryacht Katya is moving from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, up to Newport, Rhode Island. In order to secure some en-route charters, the owner is dropping Katya‘s weekly base rate from $150,000 to $130,000. Katya is a 2009 build that accommodates 10 to 12 guests. I got aboard […]

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    Interview: Charter Yacht Chef Jean-Paul Barcena

    Date interviewed: November 2015   I understand you have one of the most interesting ideas for keeping guests happy during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this month. Yes, the crew has rigged a makeshift keg-o-rator in the engine room. So you can check out the boat, have a beer and relax.   Now that’s […]

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    10 Best Charter Yachts on Display at the 2015 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

    Robert J. Cury and Associates will have the 135-foot Christensen motoryacht Atlantica available for tours.   The 171-foot Feadship Gravitas will be on display with Northrop and Johnson, which just welcomed the yacht to its charter fleet.   Also expected to be part of the Northrop and Johnson display is the 153-foot Feadship motoryacht Charisma. […]

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    10 Best Charter Yachts at the 2015 Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show

    Moonraker. This is a brand-new, 165-foot Mangusta from Overmarine that reportedly tops out at an incredible 40 knots. She’s for charter through Burgess Yachts this winter in the Bahamas. Odessa. Christensen built this 160-foot motoryacht, which will be open for tours at the Merle Wood & Associates display. Balaju. This 146-foot Intermarine has a long […]

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  • charter yacht chef Esther Rupenovic

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    Top Chefs, Crew at Newport Charter Yacht Show

    Organizers of the recent Newport Charter Yacht Show have released information about the winners not only in the culinary competition, but also in contests of tablescaping, healthy-beverage creation and sunset canapés. Chef Esther Rupenovic of the 151-foot Delta motoryacht Katya (shown in the photograph above) earned top honors in the culinary competition. The Australia native […]

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    10 Best Charter Yachts with Thanksgiving Availability

    Charter broker Trina Howes at CharterWorld tells us: “Due to a cancellation, the 130-foot Christensen motoryacht Sweet Escape is now available for Thanksgiving. This amazing yacht has so much repeat business it’s almost impossible to get a booking on it unless you book two years in advance. Take advantage of one of the only weeks […]

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