March 2007

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    Alaska No More?

    “I had a disheartening conversation late yesterday with Ron Chase, a charter and sales broker in the Seattle office of Nigel Burgess. Ron’s a former megayacht captain who understands that exciting, gorgeous destinations are one of the best things about yacht charter. I called him because I’m working on a magazine article about yachts that […]

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    Minding Your Business

    “We put the new CharterWave Media Kit online yesterday for potential advertisers, who flocked to our site in record numbers. Their enthusiasm really made us proud, as several new advertisers were literally trying to get their company logos onto CharterWave the very same day we made our new ad packages available! One response, though, gave […]

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    Talking Turkey

    “I’ve been chatting up a few reputable charter brokers lately about boats available in Turkey, where I’m heading in a couple of months for some upcoming magazine articles. I’ll have a day or so to attend the nation’s annual industry-only charter show, and I want to make sure I don’t miss any of the yachts […]

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    Sizing Up Important Matters

    “I just spent about four hours listening to testimony about “crimes against Americans on cruise ships” before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. There are several dozen things I learned that I’d love to share with you here–including some downright terrifying testimony sitting next to me in an inch-thick […]

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    On My Way to Congress

    “I’m leaving in a few hours for Washington, D.C., where I’ve been invited to attend a Congressional hearing about the way crimes against passengers are handled–or perhaps mishandled–within the $32-billion cruise ship industry. The hearing will take place tomorrow before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. Those expected to […]

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    Thank You. Thankyouverymuch!

    “It’s a banner day here at CharterWave, where we’re celebrating our first all-out glowing review in a popular boating magazine. The April issue of Power Cruising devotes an entire column to reviewing CharterWave, and it’s a review that couldn’t make us happier–for two important reasons. First is what the reviewer says. Author Lynda Childress explains […]

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    Thailand Rising

    “I have a whole chapter in Have the Whole Boat titled “Emerging Destinations.” These are places where you can find a handful of charter yachts that are starting to poke around, but where a true yacht charter infrastructure of marinas and services has yet to evolve. Thailand is one of the destinations I explain as […]

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    Mark Your Calendars!

    “The time and date are set for my upcoming book signing at BlueWater Books in Fort Lauderdale: Thursday, April 12, at 6 p.m. Before signing copies of Have the Whole Boat: The Insider’s Guide to Private Yacht Charter Vacaitons, I’ll give a short presentation about the most commonly asked questions regarding charter. It’s a nifty […]

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    You Get What You Pay For

    “I had an eye-opening e-mail exchange yesterday with a charter agency that’s based Europe and the South Pacific. The main broker at the agency was inquiring about advertising rates for CharterWave’s home page–our premier sponsorship spot. I told him what we’re asking (which is quite reasonable for a reputable online magazine) and he replied, “Wow. […]

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    High Standards

    “I just got an e-mail from Capt. Andy Clements onboard the 63-foot sailing yacht Stenella. She’s a lovely monohull that we introduced to you in a First Impression review a few months ago. As it turns out, Capt. Andy has just ordered a brand-new auxiliary engine for Stenella in his continued quest to keep his […]

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