November 2009

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  • Charter yacht Capt. Mike Hein

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    Mike Hein

    Mike Hein was an America’s Cup sailor before becoming captain of an elegant, 138-foot motoryacht that specializes in fishing charters around the globe. 

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  • charter yacht chef Mark Miles

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    Mark Miles

    Mark Miles was a farmer of baby-sized vegetables before joining the 72-foot sailing yacht Pacific Wave and being named best chef overall at a 2009 charter yacht show.

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    10 Best Charter Yachts for Fishing Fanatics

    The team at Churchill Yacht Partners suggests the 121-foot Crescent motoryacht Olga, which is available for charter in tandem with the 61-foot Garlington “fishing machine” Ambush. (What a great name for sneaking up on big catch!) At Camper & Nicholsons International, a good option for fishing fanatics is the 149-foot Trinity motoryacht Carpe Diem, which […]

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  • Yacht Haven Grande marina

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    Broker Report: St. Thomas Charter Show

    Steve McCrea, the general manager of Ed Hamilton & Co. (which sponsors this blog), recently spent two days at the annual charter yacht show on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. He saw about 30 boats at Yacht Haven Grande marina, which is shown in the photograph at right.     McCrea talked with me […]

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  • charter yacht Aquarius

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    New to the RJC Fleet: Aquarius

    This is Aquarius, an 80-foot Cheoy Lee that was launched in 2008. She is new to the charter fleet at Robert J. Cury & Associates, which is one of our sponsors. Fleet manager Nicole Caufield describes Aquarius as “finished to the highest level of luxury,” which appears to be true based on the interior photography […]

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  • charter yacht Essence

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    A Day of Giving, and of Thanks

    Today is Thanksgiving here in the United States. It’s a holiday known for giving thanks for good fortune, health, and a bountiful feast shared with family and friends. I can’t think of a better time to tell you about the owners of the 88-foot Broward motoryacht Essence. That’s because they recently attended the 22nd Annual […]

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  • charter yacht chef Emily Williams

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    Swish Crew Now on King’s Ransom

    I absolutely love it when talented charter yacht crew move up to bigger and more exciting yachts. The photograph at right is of Emily Williams, who is grinning because she has just won the 2007 Tortola “Best in Show” chef’s award. At the time, she was working aboard the 50-foot sailing catamaran Swish, a lovely […]

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