February 2008

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    Full Lunar Eclipse Full Moon Party at Trellis Bay!

    “ The following great pictures came from Captain Rick on Sophisticated Lady. They are from the last Full Moon party at Trellis Bay during a full lunar Eclipse. It made for a great spectacle and needless to say… one of the best full moon parties ever! Picture of the full moon from the deck of […]

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    Dubai: The Next Big Charter Destination?

    “I’m hearing an awful lot of chatter about yachts and Dubai these days. There’s a big boat show coming up this year, and for the first time, many charter companies plan to exhibit there. I also learned this week that Dockwise Transport, a company whose ships carry yachts across large stretches of ocean, has completed […]

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    Sir Richard Branson Goes Green

    Billionaire Sir Richard Branson, shown here on Necker Island Monday afternoon, is taking steps to be more eco-friendly. Sir Richard hopes to install wind turbines and solar panels that will help generate enough electricity to power both Necker and Mosquito islands. See the whole story in The BVI Beacon (Photo: Todd VanSickle) BVI Yacht Charters

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    Angel Glow Has Openings

    “Those of you who have read my book about yacht charter, called Dream Cruises, know that the first charter I ever did was onboard a 65-foot sailing catamaran called Angel Glow. The cruise, which took place in the Virgin Islands, was a fantastic introduction to the world of chartering. It made me want to go […]

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    JetBlue Now Serving St. Maarten

    JetBlue Airways has become the first low-fare carrier to offer flights between the Northeast US and St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport with nonstop daily year-round service from New York’s JFK Airport. Regular one-way fares between New York and St. Maarten start as low as $154.00 each way. St. Maarten/St. Martin is a great place […]

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    Mine Games Submarine Training

    “I was chatting this week with J.D. Ducanes, the captain onboard the 164-foot Trinity motoryacht Mine Games. He had some exciting news: His training onboard the yacht’s Triton 1000/2 personal submarine is nearly complete, and Mine Games is still on track to become the first charter yacht in the world to offer a sub as […]

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    Honeymoons in Paradise

    “Honeymoon in Paradise is the heading of a regular advertisement in German magazines and publications. The advertisement is designed to attract Europeans to come to the BVI to get married and spend their honeymoon in Paradise. Visiting copules marrying in the BVI is an old tradition that goes back to the early days of BVI […]

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    Broker Ann Landry Moves to N&J

    “One of my all-time favorite charter brokers, Ann Landry, has left her position with Merrill-Stevens Yachts and will now be booking charters through the Fort Lauderdale office of Northrop & Johnson. “We’re very excited. We’re thrilled,” Charlie Petosa, Northrop & Johnson’s chief operating officer, told me by telephone a few minutes ago. He added that […]

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    Cruise Ship Peace Officers

    “The Los Angeles Times posted an interesting article a few days ago about newly proposed state legislation in California that would require cruise ships to have “peace officers” onboard. The idea is that the peace officer would function as an air marshal does on airplanes, serving as an independent authority who is not on the […]

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    CharterWave Radio?

    “It’s time for a straw poll, my valued readers: How many of you would be interested in listening to radio interviews with the reputable charter brokers, captains, chefs, and other boating professionals who are featured regularly here on CharterWave? I’m trying to gauge interest, as I have been offered an opportunity to create a new […]

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