June 2007

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    Conde Nast Traveler

    “Exciting news: CharterWave is featured in an article called “Chartering Your Own Course” in the July issue of Conde Nast Traveler magazine, which just hit newsstands here in the United States. This magazine has millions of readers, so I’m quite excited to be among the charter industry professionals who are quoted. Unfortunately, I have to […]

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    E-Mail Intercept

    “I received an e-mail yesterday from a travel agent in Ontario, Canada. She apparently found CharterWave on the Internet and mistook me for a charter broker. Here is what her e-mail said: “Dear Kim, I have a client who is interested in hiring a catamaran during Christmas in Belize. They would like to hire it […]

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    “Hello, Great Lakes”

    “Yesterday, I blogged about how you have to be careful when choosing to charter in an emerging destination–but how doing so can be a fantastic vacation if all the pieces fall into place. Today, I’m going to introduce you to what appears to be just such an opportunity, a yacht in the emerging charter area […]

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    “So Long, St. Petersburg”

    “I should be packing right now, bound for St. Petersburg, Russia, and a gorgeous, 90-foot-long, expedition-style motoryacht that I’ve spent the past six months working with to organize a charter article. But I’m not packing. In fact, I’m not going at all–and neither is the yacht. Russia, you see, is an example of what I […]

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    Liquidated Damages

    “I heard some rumblings at last week’s charter show in Newport about the phrase “liquidated damages.” After a bit of sleuthing, I can tell you it’s a phrase that you should definitely know–and that you should look for before signing any charter vacation contract. When you book a charter yacht, you sign a contract with […]

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    Stars of the Newport Show

    “The annual, industry-only charter show in Newport is closing today, and I have to say, it’s without a single “belle of the ball.” Usually, there’s one yacht that stands far apart from the rest, that all the reputable charter brokers walk around the docks complimenting and saying they plan to book clients onboard. At this […]

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    “Good Boats, Great Deals”

    “I’ve just finished my first day of interviews on the docks at the Newport Charter Yacht Show, where once again I appear to be the only journalist covering the show for the general public. That’s good news for all you readers of CharterWave, as you will continue to receive exclusive information about boats, brokers, and […]

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    “Off to Newport, Rhode Island”

    “If you’re reading this blog post on Wednesday morning, then I’m on my way up to the annual, industry-only charter yacht show in Newport, Rhode Island. There are a good number of charter yachts scheduled to attend, many of them in the smaller, entry-level size range for crewed charters. Plus, I’ll be listening in on […]

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    MYBA Announces Broker Training Program

    “The Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association announced today that it has created the world’s first training program for new superyacht brokers. MYBA is one of the world’s four primary yachting professional associations–one of the organizations we here at CharterWave recommend you look to when seeking out a reputable charter broker. The new training program is an […]

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    Gee. Where’d They Get That Idea?

    “There was an interesting article in this weekend’s Arizona Daily Star newspaper about how cruise ships want to become less regimented–as fast as they can. Carolyn Spencer Brown, editor of the online magazine Cruise Critic, is quoted as saying that within the next five years, the priority onboard cruse ships will be “more on experiencing […]

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