December 2007

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    Check Out This Swim Platform

    “Among the many cool charter yacht features I saw during the Caribbean boat shows this month was this swim platform onboard the 120-foot motoryacht Paladin, which is part of the fleet at Neptune Group Yachting (check out their new website, which is pretty darn cool itself). The scoop from the boat show is that this […]

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    10 Best Charter Yachts for Busy Business Executives

    December 31, 2007 The European team at Camper & Nicholsons International says the 177-foot sailing yacht Parsifal III recently installed VSAT broadband with WiFi, which will be available to charter guests this summer around the Baltic Sea. Camper & Nicholsons’ European office also suggests the 168-foot motoryacht Lazy Z, which has not only onboard WiFi, […]

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    New Beauty Coming to Turkey

    “Earlier this month at the industry-only Sint Maarten charter show, I had a chance to chat with Andrew Hanna of Ocean Partners International, one of the few worldwide charter companies with an office in Istanbul (or anywhere in Turkey). Ocean Partners is the company whose fleet includes the 139-foot sailing yacht Hic Salta, which launched […]

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    A Good Read

    “‘Tis the season for receiving gift certificates. If one of yours this holiday is to Amazon.com or a local bookstore, then I suggest you spend $23.95 of it on the culinary travel memoir Mediterranean Summer: A Season on France’s Cote d’Azure and Italy’s Costa Bella. I learned of this book after the author, David Shalleck, […]

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    10 Best Reasons to Book Your Holiday 2008 Charter Now

    December 24, 2007 You’ll get to enjoy swimming in warm Caribbean waters and lounging on sandy beaches instead of shoveling snow back home. Your charter yacht’s crew will put up and take down all the Christmas decorations, so you can stay out of those big boxes in your basement. Want a turkey with all the […]

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    Happy Holidays!

    “Like much of the rest of the Western world, I’ll be traveling this weekend in anticipation of celebrating Christmas with my family early next week. So this will be my last blog post until after the big day with Santa. Happy Holidays to you all, and see you back here late next week!”

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    Hotel and Sea Package

    “Crystal Clear and her Captain Charly Zahre have teamed with Biras Creek Resort on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands to offer Sea & Hotel Packages. Try sailing for two night with four in the hotel — or the other way around. This inclusive package gives you the perfect way to relax and yet […]

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    Kosher Charters

    “Much of the world is running around like mad right now, putting on all the finishing ribbons and bows in anticipation of Christmas. So in the interest of giving Hanukkah its fair share of the spotlight, I want to introduce you to two kosher charter yachts that I discovered at this month’s charter shows in […]

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    St. Barth’s Barricade Update

    “I was just chatting with the editor of The Triton, an excellent monthly newspaper read by yacht crew worldwide, and she tells me that her sources say the St. Barth’s boycott that I blogged about this morning was a one-day affair, over and done. Whew! Let the Christmas charters begin!”

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    St. Barth’s Barricade

    “Well. It’s been less than a week since I was in stunning St. Barth’s–arguably the hottest spot in the Caribbean for holiday charters–and already the place has gone completely mad. Check out this photo that was sent to me from Gustavia Harbour, where yachts line up literally months in advance to get prime marina slips […]

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