August 2007

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    Amalfi Coast

    “Ah the lure of the Med! Just got an early morning call from clients (always tough to get the time difference right) who just got of a 30 meter power yacht that they had charterd along the Italian Amalfi Coast for two weeks. In spite of the fact that most of Europe is on vacation […]

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    The New Burgess Logo

    “You may remember my reporting here a few weeks ago that London-based charter company Nigel Burgess is changing its name to, simply, Burgess. Well, now I can give you a sneak peek of the new Burgess logo, which is going to be plastered all over the world beginning in the next week or so: The […]

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    Tahiti Dreams

    “I received a newsletter this week from 37 South, a New Zealand-based yachting company that works in partnership with Fraser Yachts Worldwide. The newsletter contains some exciting news: the 108-foot motoryacht Askari (a CharterWave favorite) is going to spend the upcoming season based in Tahiti. Tahiti is a dream vacation destination for many people, but […]

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    Sailing the Leewards

    “St. Maarten has become popular in recent year — plenty of night life and the cobination of French & Dutch cultures is interesting. One thing to keep in mind is the difference between sailing in the British Virgin Islands where there are more than 60 islands close together providing lots of sheltered sailing and calm […]

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    Scuba Diving on Charter

    “I’ve spoken to quite a few client recently about scuba diving while on charter. To dive from the yacht or its tender. there needs to be a licensed Dive Master or Instructor as part of the crew — they also carry the proper insurance as yacht insurance does not cover this aspect of a trip. […]

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    “Et Tu, Travel + Leisure?”

    “It came to my attention yesterday that the current issue of Travel + Leisure magazine lists its “2007 World’s Best” of everything from airlines to islands. I learned this because of a press release from charter company The Moorings, which was excited to be included in one of the lists. So I went to the […]

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    Happy Anniversary (to Me)

    “Well, folks, today is my second wedding anniversary. My husband and I have reservations for a lovely dinner this evening followed by a trip next month up to Montreal, Canada, for a long weekend of leaf-peeping and apple cider tasting. More than a few family members have asked me why we’re not going on a […]

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    Tender to Catalyst!

    “Alan bought the most amanzing ‘dinghy’ — really it is large enough to rate the designation ‘tender’! Your dinghy is like your car — it gets used all the time every day from water sports — skiing, pulling a tube to jaunts to the beach or evenings ashore going dancing. So upgrading to a 16′ […]

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    Smooth Sailing after Dean

    One of the most amazing things about hurricanes is that this huge destructive force can be only 120 miles away and you feel nothing! We had one family sailing on the charter catamaran Hypnautic and the skies remained blue and the winds moderate. The kids even learned how to scuba dive! What a great tale […]

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    Interesting Autumn Itineraries

    “It’s hard to believe, but August is almost over… and that means it’s time for charter yachts to begin moving from their summer to their winter locations. I know this because in the past few days, I’ve received two e-mails from management companies promoting “repositioning” itineraries in places that charter yachts don’t typically cruise. The […]

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