February 2011

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    VSAT Versus Wifi on Charter Yachts

    I’ve just returned to the office after five days aboard a charter yacht in the Caribbean. The trip was fantastic, but because of the boat’s communication systems, I was reminded about the importance of asking not whether a charter yacht offers Internet acces, but how. The charter yacht that I was aboard uses Wifi to […]

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    New Websites for Yachts in BCR Charter Fleet

    BCR Yachts has just launched the first four websites in a series that it hopes to introduce for all of the yachts in its charter fleet. The first four sailing yachts to have websites of their own are the 72-foot Concerto, the 82-foot Crackerjack, the 82-foot Nikata, and the 65-foot Shaitan. BCR says it is […]

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    Sea Force One Available for Venice Biennale

    Management company Ocean Independence says the owner of the 176-foot motoryacht Sea Force One is available for the Monaco Grand Prix and Cannes Film Festival this May in the Western Mediterranean. That, however, is true of a lot of yachts. What makes this one unique is the fact that, should no bookings for Monaco or […]

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    Charter Yacht to Offer Seamanship Courses

    Nicholson Yachts tells me that the 72-foot sailing yacht Bonnie Lynn will be offering seamanship courses for adults and kids alike this summer, in addition to being available for week-long charters throughout New England. The program is an expansion of the children’s seamanship courses that Bonnie Lynn offered last summer in the yacht’s home port […]

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    A New Take on Discount Deadlines

    Discounts with deadlines are becoming a common fixture in the pricing of luxury yacht charter vacations. “Book before March 31 and save $15,000” is a common style of promotion that I see on a weekly basis from management companies around the world. Yacht owners much prefer giving reasonable discounts in advance versus engaging in last-minute […]

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    10 Best Charter Yachts for Outdoor Dining

    Northrop and Johnson says the 198-foot Feadship motoryacht Blue Moon as “one of the best outdoor dining areas—ever! The bridge deck aft has optional glass that can curve around the table and make you feel as if you are somewhat indoors with air conditioning, but if you don’t want the glass then it’s entirely open. […]

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    CharterWave Wins Again!

    This morning at the Miami International Boat Show, CharterWave was once again named among the best marine journalism websites in the world. Boating Writers International presented its annual awards for excellence in 16 categories, and CharterWave was recognized with second place in the Original Online Content category. First place in the category went to Panbo, […]

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