August 2008

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    New Artificial Reef in the BVI

    Long recognized as the sailing capital of the world, the BVI is also known for their diving sites, including the wreck of the RMS Rhone. Now, through a partnership of the BVI SCUBA Organization, the BVI government, Tourist Board, National Parks Trust, International Philanthropists and local citizens, the newest artificial reef will be brought to […]

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    Fraser Yachts Revamps Website

    “ The logo above is part of the new look of Fraser Yachts Worldwide, which has launched a new version of its website complete with a nifty section about chartering. For starters, the profile pages that describe each yacht are a whole lot better than the ones on Fraser’s previous website. They used to give […]

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    “Keeping Track of the “Big One””

    “ Earthquake and volcano “buffs” can now stay up to date with the latest geologic news from the Eastern Caribbean as the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Center has added an RSS News feed to its newly refurbished website. RSS (“Really Simplete Syndication”) is a format for distributing and gathering content from sources […]

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    Unusual Destination Option: Tasmania

    “ The motoryacht in the photo above is the 130-foot Huntress, which was built in 1984 and has been available for charter for a good number of years now. You might think this makes her like any other charter yacht out there, but in fact, Huntress is preparing to do something that few of her […]

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    Carifesta X

    Despite heavy rain, the tenth edition of the Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA X) opened with much pomp and ceremony Friday, August 22 in its birthplace of Guyana last week. Begun in 1970, it was formed by Caribbean and Latin American artists as a way to showcase their talent and as an instrument of sharing […]

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    Mega Yacht South in Western Med

    “The motor vessel SOUTH is available for a Western Med charter in ultimate luxury — try the brand new motor vessel SOUTH which is available in September — the weather is great & the vacation crowds have left making this the perfect time for your visit to the South of France or Italy. Length: (m/ft) […]

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    10 Percent Discount in Europe

    “ Nicholson Yachts says the 75-foot sailing catamaran Matau, shown in the photo above, is looking to fill its charter calendar between September 4 and 28 in Italy, France, and Croatia. The owner is offering a 10-percent discount off the regular rate to entice last-minute bookings, meaning eight guests can be onboard for a lowest […]

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    Looking for Adventure in Montserrat

    “Traveling to the pristine island paradise of Montserrat is part of this destination’s unique charm. Since the eruption of Soufriere Hills Volcano destroyed the capital city Plymouth in 1995, visitors could only travel to this island via helicopter or ferry. Now, with a partnership between regional carriers LIAT and Carib Avaiation, travelers can once again […]

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    Gunmen Rob Top-Dollar Sailing Yacht

    “ Reports are flooding out from news media worldwide this morning about a robbery that took place off the coast of Corsica during a charter onboard the 178-foot sailing yacht Tiara. According to reports by the International Herald Tribune, the Mirror (of England) and the Age (of Australia), four masked men carrying pistols and revolvers […]

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