June 2008

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    First time blogging!!

    “Hi everyone. I am sure that I can just learn as I go. That is how I learn most of my life’s lessons that stick with me. I know that” Blogging” will give me better exposure for Shannon Webster Yacht Charters so I am resolved to “Just Do It”. I guess that this is as […]

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    Great Idea for Kids on Charter

    “ One of the motoryachts I saw last week at the industry-only Newport charter show was the 55-foot Fabiola II. She had a smart, kid-friendly feature onboard that I’ve never seen anywhere else, even on yachts three times her size. It’s called a Raymarine LifeTag Wireless MOB System (the MOB stands for man overboard). As […]

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    Heading Home

    “If you’re reading this on Friday, June 27, then I am somewhere in between the eastern tip of New York’s Long Island and my home office about an hour west of Manhattan. I’ll be back online again bright and early Monday morning with even more news and photos from this past week’s Newport charter yacht […]

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    A Trawler Bound for the BVI

    “I traveled this morning from the Newport charter show in Rhode Island across Long Island Sound to the North Fork of Long Island, New York, where I am attending two days of TrawlerFest in the quaint little town of Greenport. Unlike the charter show, TrawlerFest is open to the public–and, as you may have guessed, […]

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    Smaller Yachts Feel Airfare Pinch

    “One of the most interesting conversations I had on the docks today at the Newport charter show was with Sharon Bahmer, a charter broker with (CharterWave home page sponsor) BoatBookings.com. She was telling me about business being slow among the $20,000- to $30,000-per-week boats not because they are too expensive in today’s sagging economy, but […]

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    2008 Highland Spring HIHO

    “ The World’s greatest windsurfing and sailing adventure is set to take place once again in the BVI from June 29-July 6th. The annual Highland Spring HIHO event is windsurfing’s greatest week of racing and adventure. It is an intoxicating combination of great windsurfing , sailing and island exploration. The essence of the event is […]

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    Big Yachts–With Availability

    “Last year here at the Newport charter yacht show, the biggest motoryacht on the docks was the 145-foot Curt-C. This year, she’s one of seven motoryachts in the show larger than 120 feet, and one among four motoryachts larger than 143 feet (the largest is the 165-foot Oceanfast Mystique). What’s odd about this is that […]

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    10 Best Charter Itineraries for Hiking

    June 23, 2008 The team at CEO Expeditions suggests a charter from Juneau to Sitka, Alaska. The itinerary includes several uninhabited islands where the hiking areas pass by waterfalls, salmon spawning streams (bring your fishing rod), hot springs, pristine lakes, and amazing wildlife. One highlight for hiking is Brothers Island, which has so many old-growth […]

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