March 2008

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    Compare Yachts in ‘Green’ Style

    “The charter agency BoatBookings.com (a CharterWave sponsor) has a nifty new feature on its website for anyone who wants to be environmentally minded when choosing a charter yacht. As with many charter websites, when you click on the name of a charter yacht at BoatBookings.com to learn more information, you’ll get standard items like boat […]

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    10 Best Questions to Ask Your Charter Broker

    March 31, 2008 How did you get into the charter business? Brokers who previously worked onboard charter yachts tend to know the ins and outs of the business the best. What was the last industry-only boat show you attended? Brokers who attend shows in Antigua, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, Tortola, Genoa, Poros and Marmaris tend […]

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    BVI Spring Regatta-2008

    Are you looking for six days of of non-stop racing action and seven nights of partying? Look no further than the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival, beginning March 26th with a welcome party at Nanny Cay Marina, followed by 3 days of racing and destination cruising – all leading up to the main three […]

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    Perle Bleue Aims to Set New Standard

    “You heard it here first: The team at management company International Yacht Collection tells me the 124-foot motoryacht Perle Bleue, previously promoted as heading for the Bahamas, will instead be chartering in the Western Mediterranean this summer–at an eye-popping weekly base rate of 155,000 euros. She’s a stunning, brand-new Hakvoort, and believe me, I could […]

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    2008 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival

    “ What began in 1972 as an idea for local sailors has now turned into one of the Caribbean’s premier annual racing events. The BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival has developed a reputation for serious competition and serious partying! This year’s dates run from March 31-April 6 2008 with seven days of fun. Two […]

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    2008 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival

    “What began in 1972 as an idea for local sailors has now turned into one of the Caribbean’s premier annual racing events. The BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival has developed a reputation for serious competition and serious partying! This year’s dates run from March 31-April 6 2008 with seven days of fun. Two great […]

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    Ocean Independence: New Under 100 Feet

    “The European-based charter company Ocean Independence recently announced five new additions to its charter fleet–and four of the motoryachts are less than 100 feet long. That makes them potentially “good buys” in the Mediterranean this summer, as some clients from outside of Europe look to downsize from larger charter yachts because of the euro’s strength […]

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    Amistad to Visit Barbados

    On April 4, 2008, the legendary Amistad cargo ship will arrive in Barbados. The dramatic story of this ship was told in a Steven Spielberg film of the same name. In August 1839, 40 slaves successfully took control of the vessel and its cargo. Unfortunately, they failed in their attempt to navigate back to Africa. […]

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    “Brokers, Owners and Your Best Interest”

    “I had an interesting back-and-forth yesterday with the owner of a charter yacht that I have known for several years, and whose operation I respect. This yacht owner has invested a great deal of time in making a website where you can go to book a vacation directly, without the use of a charter broker. […]

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