February 2007

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    Here’s a SECRET

    “I was peeking around the Nigel Burgess website yesterday and came across a secret–a 200-foot Secret built by the venerable Dutch yard Feadship, that is. There’s no official publicity happening for this luxury crewed yacht yet, but the marketing folks at Nigel Burgess confirmed exclusively for us here at CharterWave that that this brand-new motoryacht […]

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    More on MARATHON

    “A couple of posts back, I introduced you to the motoryacht Marathon, a brand-new launch that is booking an amazing number of charters before even being seen by a single broker. True to my word, I made a point of following up with management company Fraser Yachts Worldwide and giving Marathon a look at last […]

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    Filling a King-Size Hole

    “So, I spent two days last week flying back and forth to Mexico to interview the owner of a new boat for one of my regular magazine gigs, at Power & Motoryacht. I can’t tell you what boat it was–that might tip off competing magazines about what we’re planning to feature in our next issue–but […]

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    Big Book News

    “Well, here’s some exciting news: My new book about yacht charter has just been named a finalist in the Best Travel Guidebook of the Year category of the ForeWord Independent Press Awards competition! There were about 1,400 entries in the contest, and they’ve been whittled down to about a dozen finalists in my category. We’ll […]

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    New Bareboats Blog

    “If you’re a fan of my crewed yachts blog here on CharterWave, then you’ll be interested to know that we just added a new bareboats blog to the site. That’s right: You now have two CharterWave experts offering advice and ideas about chartering of all kinds. Our bareboats blogger is Heather Freckmann, a well-respected marine […]

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    Whew!

    “I can’t tell you all how happy I am to be back from the Miami boat show in one piece. Valentine’s Day was a harrowing morning of travel from up here in the New York area, followed by a couple of downright cold days on the usually sunny southern tip of Florida. Many of my […]

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    “Turkey is Great, but Turkeys are Not”

    “I just received a press release with this headline: “Cruise on Your Own Affordable Private Yacht by Picasso Tours & Cruises.” This press release caught my attention for two reasons. First, I’ve never heard of Picasso Tours & Cruises in the yacht charter industry. Second, very few proper private yachts use the word “affordable” in […]

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    A Real Knockout

    “I’m looking forward to seeing a lot of charter yachts at this week’s Miami International Boat Show, and one in particular is the new 157-foot motoryacht Marathon, shown here: What interests me about Marathon is that even though she’s a brand-new build that just completed her first charter last month, she already has nine weeks […]

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    Why You Need a Broker

    “I write quite a lot here on CharterWave about why it’s important for people booking charters to work with a reputable broker. We even devote a whole section of CharterWave to explaining exactly why you want to have a broker standing in between you and a yacht’s owner (and keeping an eye on your money, […]

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    Cool Chef’s Blog

    “As you may have learned in our February edition of eNews, CharterWave 2.0 is coming online this month with new advertising packages that will let yacht crew post photos and videos instantly, from all over the world. We’ve found that this blog is one of the most popular features on our site, so we’re going […]

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