January 2007

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    “Ah, Vacation!”

    “Well folks, I’m heading off to Bermuda for a few days of rest and relaxation. If I even see a computer, I plan to run for the hills! See you back here on February 1, when I’ll resume my daily blog postings.”

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    “Location, Location, Location”

    “Take a look at this photograph that I snapped recently onboard a charter yacht: Now, if you saw this photograph in the yacht’s glossy brochure, you’d probably think, “Perfect! This yacht has a well-equipped gym, just like I want to have onboard during my charter.” And then you’d move on to the next page, with […]

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    Spiffy New Site

    “I was hopping around the World Wide Web yesterday, looking for some information about a few crewed charter yachts, when I landed at the all-new and much-improved online home of Merrill-Stevens. Until now, the company’s site had been a hodgepodge that combined the former Merrill-Stevens site with that of Koch, Newton & Partners, which Merrill-Stevens […]

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    Charter Yacht of the Year

    “An editor from a magazine that doesn’t regularly cover charter e-mailed me late yesterday to ask whether I’d be interested in writing a feature about the “best charter yacht of the year.” I replied something like this: “Sure, but how many categories will there be? Best new launch? Best motoryacht over 150 feet, and then […]

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    Double Cockpits

    “Two of the sailing yachts added to the First Impressions section of the CharterWave database for January have double cockpits–a term you should know if you’re trying to learn about yacht design differences that can affect your sailing charter. A cockpit onboard a sailboat is traditionally the sunken-in place on deck where the captain and […]

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    Bluewater Books Update

    “A quick addendum to this morning’s blog post: My signing for Have the Whole Boat will be on Thursday, April 12, at the Bluewater Books store in Fort Lauderdale. Tell all your friends, and look for publicity in the upcoming months!”

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    Bluewater Backs New Book

    “I got some terrific news late yesterday afternoon: Bluewater Books & Charts, the premier marine bookstore in the United States, has added my new book about yacht charter to its shelves. Have the Whole Boat: The Insider’s Guide to Private Yacht Charter Vacations should also become available soon on Bluewater’s website. The book is the […]

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    Be Your Own Master

    “One motoryacht that caught a lot of people’s attention at the recent Antigua Charter Yacht Show was Ellix Too, a 155-footer that’s part of the Fraser Yachts Worldwide fleet. Ellix Too was hard to miss, since her hull is painted bright, brick red. It sure made an impressive statement on the docks next to all […]

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    Forget Footsie

    “Back in early December, I posted from the St. Maarten Charter Yacht Exhibition that some of the yachts were advertising themselves as “sleeps 12” when, in reality, “sleeps 8 comfortably” was a more accurate description of the onboard accommodations. The post was called Pillow Talk. I want to help you visualize this point with a […]

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    “Water, Water Everywhere…”

    “… but not a pair of water skis to slalom on. Such is the case onboard the lovely 93-foot sailing yacht Patient Falcon, which I toured in Antigua before writing a First Impression for the CharterWave database. I really liked Patient Falcon, which is part of the Churchill Yachts fleet and has just been beautifully […]

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