December 2010

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    The Year in Yacht Charter: Part V

    Today is my last installment in this week’s five-part series about the year 2010 in yacht charter–and I’ve saved the best for last, the gift that will keep on giving well into 2011 and beyond. One of the important trends that the yacht charter industry saw in 2010 was a move toward seriously improved technology […]

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    Antigua Boat Show – Crew Highlights!

    Once again in December dozens of the world’s most luxurious yachts met in the beautiful harbors of Antigua.  With an impressive 120 charter yachts in attendance, it is easy to understand why the annual Antigua Charter Show is celebrating its 49th year!                             The opportunity to visit and review the yachts first hand provides us much […]

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    The Year in Yacht Charter: Part IV

    One of the most uplifting trends in the charter industry during 2010 was the continued effort to “go green.” Yacht owners, management companies, and retail brokers alike all made substantial efforts to protect the beautiful environment that makes yacht charter possible. Several yacht owners took leadership roles in protecting the environment. The owner of the […]

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    The Year in Yacht Charter: Part III

    The global recession affected the American and European charter markets differently in 2010. While the American market in many ways dried up nearly completely–with less demand than ever for boats in the Bahamas and Caribbean–the Mediterranean market saw a lot of bargain-hunters and successful efforts to keep boats busy through heavy discounting. Perhaps it was […]

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    Carefree Yacht Charters

    Lynne Campbell founded Colorado-based Carefree Yacht Charters after more than a decade of running charter yachts in the Virgin Islands. She now books charters there, as well as in the Northern and Southern Caribbean, and she has special knowledge of scuba charters thanks to her status as a PADI dive instructor.

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    Solemates Gives Each Guest an iPad

    On December 27, Luxlust uploaded this article about the 200-foot Lurssen motoryacht Solemates, which lends each charter guest a personal iPad to control everything from movie selections to cabin lighting.

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    The Year in Yacht Charter: Part II

    One of the most interesting things about the year 2010 in the yacht charter industry is the way key players and companies took the opportunity of a “down cycle” to reposition and restructure. The moves that longtime experts made, and the investments that leading companies made, both offer a good deal of insight into what […]

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    10 Best “10 Bests” of 2010

    Our “10 Best Lessons Learned at the 2010 Genoa Yacht Charter Show” highlighted several industry trends that would become larger in the following months, including confusion about VAT rates in the Greek market and an increased level of rate negotiations during the booking process. Our “10 Best Lessons Learned at the 2010 Fort Lauderdale International […]

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    Northrop and Johnson Yacht Charters Reports on the 49th Antigua Yacht Charter Show

    Antigua Yacht Charter Show 2010 Once again the Antigua Yacht Charter Show commenced in early December, this year as the 49th annual, always for industry only show, and was felt by all to be an outstanding show.  After several years of a split show in Antigua and St. Martin, this year the industry was reunited […]

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    The Year in Yacht Charter: Part I

    The year 2010 was a good one for CharterWave. The site completed its fourth full year online, won the top honor among all marine media websites, and brought in new sponsors based everywhere from the United States to Greece. Our readership remained strong and consistent despite major fluctuations in the charter market itself, and our […]

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