October 2007

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    Perle Bleue

    “Yesterday, I showed you some exclusive photos from the stunning bathrooms onboard the new 164-foot Trinity motoryacht Mine Games. Today, I’m going to continue that theme with some more exclusive pictures for you, this time from the way-cool bathrooms onboard the new 125-foot Hakvoort motoryacht Perle Bleue. It’s not that I’m obsessed with bathrooms, mind […]

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    Motor Yacht Obrigado for Charter

    “Just viewed this fabulous 98′ notoe yacht at the Ft. Lauderdale show last week — bright cheerful, open layout with modern styling and plenty of areas for people to seperate on different levels. The guest accomodation are generous for groups up to 8 and the value at $45,000 a week plus all expenses. Obrigado will […]

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    Mine Games

    “I was one of the first people aboard the new 164-foot Trinity motoryacht Mine Games during last week’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. It was pouring down rain, and the docks were virtually empty, so I took the opportunity to show up at the boat before the afternoon sunshine and the crowds that would come […]

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    Private Lives

    “The stylish and seaworthy Private Lives arrives in the Cariibean to begin her winter season — a dark blue hull, huge open aft deck and multi lvevels for a variety of public spaces make her a great choice for corporate entertaining or a multi generaltional family yacht charter. This crew is on top of all […]

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    American Express

    “I saw a good number of reputable charter brokers at last week’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. There are too many to name here individually, but suffice to say I ran into them as they tried to do the same thing I was doing: Get onboard as many charter yachts as possible to assess their […]

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    10 Best Big-Money Charter Yachts

    October 29, 2007 Charter broker Tim Nelson at Seven Seas Charters likes the 160-foot motoryacht Te Manu, which goes for a base rate of $210,000 per week. “I’ve had one client book her three times now. Why book one week onboard a $400,000 yacht when you can book two weeks on Te Manu instead?” The […]

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    Turning Cartwheels

    “I got onboard a brand-new charter yacht today at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, a motoryacht that a broker described to me as “really nice, all new and shiny.” I let the crew show me around, and the boat was, indeed, all new and shiny. Then I started asking the crew questions. They quickly […]

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    Cruise Control

    “I saw a handful of great new charter yachts today at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, and though they were all different sizes and styles, they all had one thing in common: Offering tons of features designed to let you take even more control of your charter yacht vacation. The first yacht that fits […]

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    “All Money, No Brains”

    “All the talk here on the docks at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show–and I do mean ALL the talk–is about a brand-new $130 million motoryacht that is on display. She’s called Kismet, and she’s apparently the most expensive boat ever to be part of the show. Which is impressive, of course (hey, I don’t […]

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    Crew: The Key Ingredient

    “I just spent a few hours interviewing Victoria Allman, one of the most articulate and thoughtful charter yacht chefs I’ve met in quite some time. She’s here in Fort Lauderdale while her ride, the 118-foot motoryacht True North, has some improvements done at a local shipyard. You can check out my full interview with her […]

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