July 2007

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    True Horror at Sea

    “I’m still trying to get additional information about the sinking of the charter yacht Lady Candida this past weekend off the coast of Corsica. I’m a bit limited in my time and research abilities because I’m not at my home office; instead, I am in Phoenix, Arizona, finishing the initial meetings for a project I’m […]

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    Report of Charter Yacht Fire

    “There is news this morning coming out of Europe, where it appears the 97-foot motoryacht Lady Candida caught fire and sank during a charter with 12 guests–including four children–off the coast of Corsica. All the guests, as well as the crew, escaped the fire and are apparently safe onshore. Initial reports do not reveal the […]

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    Yacht Sea Walker

    “Last week I attended a meeting in the charming New England port of Newport. Though I know I am fortunate to be able to live in the Virgin Islands it is still nice to be able to get back to civilization once in a while! It was a busy week but I still got my […]

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    Brokers and Boat Shows

    “There’s been a lot of “insider chatter” this week about the Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association buying the annual, industry-only charter yacht show that’s held in December on the Caribbean island of Sint Maarten. This news doesn’t really affect you, the charter client, all that much, but it reminded me of a terrific tip for separating […]

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    Owners and Dates

    “I was talking recently with Lyn Hippert, captain of the 65-foot charter motoryacht Julianne. He said the yacht had some availability this summer in New England, and I asked him whether the boat’s owner was going to take those dates for himself instead of leaving them open for charter guests. “On this boat, charter takes […]

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    A New Blog on CharterWave

    “I’m thrilled this morning to introduce you to CharterWave’s newest advertiser, Regency Yacht Vacations. The company is run by a broker I know well, Kathleen Mullen, and is based in one of the world’s most popular charter destinations, the Virgin Islands. Kathleen is one of the rare reputable charter brokers who books everything from bareboats […]

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    Mediterranean Yacht Review

    “It’s always wonderful for a broker to receive good feedback from a client. It helps us to know which yachts are suited for which people and which crews go the extra mile to please their guests. Plus it’s just a great feeling to have a happy customer! So, I must say it made my morning […]

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    “Sometimes, Smaller is Better”

    “I had the pleasure of spending a few hours yesterday with the owners of the 124-foot motoryacht Perle Bleue, which, as I wrote here last week, is being completed this summer in Holland and will be available for charter this winter in the Caribbean as part of the Fraser Yachts Worldwide fleet. The owners are […]

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