May 2010

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    10 Best Charter Yacht Sunpads

    Charter broker Missy Johnston at Northrop and Johnson Worldwide Yacht Charters says: “If you want serious sunpads, look to Turkey. The Turkish gulet is designed for maximum sunpad room, from the large aft deck area that has huge sunpads across the entire stern, to the area forward, where many sunpads are laid out on the […]

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    Will iPod Replace Crestron on Charter Yachts?

    I just uploaded this new First Impression review of the 205-foot motoryacht Icon, which is part of the charter fleet at Camper and Nicholsons International. As you’ll see in the review, this yacht has a lot of unusual features compared with other motoryachts available for charter, but one in particular that stands out to me […]

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  • yacht charter broker Kathleen Mullen

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    Broker Report: Virgin Islands

    Kathleen Mullen of Tortola-based Regency Yacht Vacations is just back from attending this month’s spring charter yacht shows in the Virgin Islands. Here is her take on the market, from an exclusive interview that I conducted this morning.   I know the spring charter yacht shows in the Virgin Islands are generally smaller than the […]

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  • charter yacht broker Beverly Parsons of Interpac Yachts

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    Broker Report: Turkey

    Charter broker Beverly Parsons of Interpac Yachts recently returned from the annual charter yacht show in Marmaris, Turkey, where she has been in attendance all but one year since 1983. Here are her insights and observations, from an exclusive interview I conducted yesterday. What did you see this year in terms of trends compared with […]

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  • charter yacht Nero

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    Nero

    The 295-foot motoryacht Nero may look like she originated in the 1920s, but she’s a 2008 build filled with modern technology and comforts.

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    Sea & I Features U.S. Charter Brokers

    On May 26, Camper and Nicholsons International released its new, digital edition of Sea & I magazine. The issue includes a spread about the company’s four U.S.-based charter brokers, Barbara Dawson, Agnes Howard, Diana Mares, and Suzette McLaughlin.

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    Is Force Blue Seizure First of Many?

    On May 25, the Financial Times uploaded this article stating that last weekend’s seizure of the 207-foot charter motoryacht Force Blue on suspicion of tax evasion is “sending shock waves through the superyacht community.” The article implies that other charter yachts may avoid Italian waters this summer, with concern about similar, future seizures.

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