December 2006

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    Happy Holidays

    “Well, the Christmas weekend is finally upon us. I’ll be taking next week off to spread holiday cheer with family and friends, which means my next blog posting will not occur until Jan. 2. I’d like to thank all of our regular readers out there for your continued support of CharterWave, and for all the […]

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    Fractional Yacht Ownership

    “I came across a boat at the St. Maarten charter show that was part of a fractional ownership fleet. That means that instead of having one owner, the boat had multiple owners, just like a timeshare on land. The couple running the boat spent a great deal of time trying to convince me that fractional […]

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    Sweet Surprise

    “I recently had the pleasure of spending a night onboard the 80-foot sailing yacht Melinka in Antigua, in preparation for a CharterWave feature that you can look for links to beginning in January. Melinka is a lovely yacht, built to sail well in regattas and races while still offering a true gentleman’s club feel onboard. […]

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    “Feliz Navidad, Anyone?”

    “I was chatting at the St. Maarten boat show with Beverly Parsons, a longtime charter broker whose company, Interpac Yachts, is based in San Diego, California. She was lamenting that the Caribbean and the Mediterranean–while lovely cruising destinations–seem to be the only places clients call for bookings most of the time. “I’ve been to the […]

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    Our Growing Audience

    “As I type this less than two months after the launch of CharterWave, I’m thrilled to report that our weekly audience has grown to include an average of 200 new visitors every week. News is spreading about our unique, unbiased content, in great part thanks to word of mouth from blog readers like you. Thanks […]

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    Your Crew and You

    “Hunter Wray, the first mate onboard the 130-foot motoryacht Arms Reach, was showing me around the decks in St. Maarten and talking about all the fishing gear the yacht carries. He sounded not like a tour guide, but like a kid at Christmas. “We have a sweet 31-foot Jupiter tender, plus a 19-foot flats boat, […]

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    Techie Toys

    “Lots and lots of people focus on water toys when trying to decide which charter yacht is best for them. Jet Skis, Wave Runners, Laser sailboats, sea kayaks, Windsurfers, water skis, wakeboards–these are the kinds of fun-makers that typically grab charter clients’ attention in brochures. I’m a water baby, too, and I can be quite […]

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    Just Desserts

    “I love it when the good guy wins. Such was the case this week at the annual Antigua charter yacht show, where Geoffrey Fisher, the chef onboard the 115-foot motoryacht Wheels, took home the grand prize in the chef’s competition. The interesting thing about Geoffrey is that he’s only been in the yacht charter business […]

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    Excellent Expeditions

    “Having now returned to the home office following 10 days of Caribbean charter boat shows, I must admit I’m not much in the mood for going too far beyond my favorite easy chair. However, if I were, I’m thrilled to know that I would have options in the expedition charter yacht market. For those of […]

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    Good Ol’ Girl

    “I spent my last night here at the Antigua charter yacht show as a guest of the owner onboard Java, a 121-foot motoryacht. Part of the fleet at Camper & Nicholsons International, Java is an older charter yacht–built in 1990 by a company called Broward, which created a lot of the older yachts in the […]

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