April 2007

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    Who’s Who (And Who’s Where)

    “ I had barely made it to Genoa, Italy, this morning when I was once again reminded of how much better some charter brokers are than others. If you’re a regular reader of CharterWave, then you know I always suggest booking your yacht vacation through a reputable charter broker. How do you tell a reputable […]

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    Away From It All–Maybe Too Much!

    “I have made my way to Paris after a lovely few days of checking out “barge charter” in Burgundy wine country, which is inland along a French canal. More on that interesting trip later, though. Today, I want to reiterate the point that if Internet access is key to you during your charter vacation, then […]

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    The Best of Europe–I Hope!

    “Well, folks, I’m heading over to Europe today for my most jam-packed-ever trip scouting yachts and crew. I’ll be there for a little more than three weeks, all of it devoted to investigating and interviewing on behalf of readers like you. My first stop will be France for a few days onboard a luxury barge […]

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    Savarona and Your Sources

    “I spent this weekend at a writers’ conference in New York City, where I met several journalists who told me they cover the charter yacht industry. Though they were all very nice, I have to say I was dismayed by their ignorance about the subject matter–and you should be, too, since they proclaim to be […]

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    Going Global

    “There’s an exciting trend building in the worldwide crewed charter market. I say this based on the response I received from management companies this week for an article I’m writing about exciting charter yachts for the winter 2007 season. I asked fleet managers from Fort Lauderdale to Monaco to tell me which yachts they think […]

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    “Rain, Rain, Go Away”

    “I’ve had about enough of gray skies and rain. The Nor’Easter that blew in here on Sunday is still dumping water out of the sky. Several of my neighbors’ basements are flooded. Our front yard looks like a duck pond. I was doing okay with the rain, actually, until I read the recent blog post […]

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    Active vs. Associate

    “If you recall yesterday’s post, a charter broker I don’t know asked me whether I could feature her company here on CharterWave. She told me she was a member of CYBA, the Charter Yacht Broker Association, one of the four main professional organizations in the world. I told her that, sure, if she was a […]

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    It Pays to Check

    “A woman came up to me last week at my book signing in Fort Lauderdale. She offered a handshake and introduced herself as a charter broker. She asked if I’d be so kind as to feature her company here on CharterWave. My reply, as always, was: “I’m happy to introduce CharterWave readers to reputable brokers. […]

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    Book Signing Success

    “I’m just back from Fort Lauderdale, where (I’m thrilled to say) the book-signing event for Have the Whole Boat was a big success! The folks at Bluewater Books told me that if a book signing draws about 25 people and sells eight or ten copies, then an author should be proud. We had more than […]

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    Tonight’s the Night!

    “From the looks of my e-mail in-box, there are going to be more than a few CharterWave readers at tonight’s book signing event in Fort Lauderdale. We’re also going to have a pretty good turnout of reputable charter brokers, too, which means that any newcomer to chartering will have more than enough experts in the […]

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