June 2012

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  • Sunreef charter yacht Abuelo

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    On Board: Charter Yacht Abuelo

    Abuelo is a 70-foot powercatamaran that launched from the Sunreef shipyard in 2010. She is unmistakable in any harbor, not only because so few powercats of her size are available for charter in the world, but also because of her sexy red hull. Abuelo turns heads, plain and simple. Also distinguishing Abuelo is the fact […]

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  • Palmer Johnson charter yacht Four Wishes

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    On Board: Charter Yacht Four Wishes

    I toured the 144-foot Palmer Johnson motoryacht Four Wishes with Capt. Aaron Clark, who was involved in the build back in 2004 and has been leading the charter team onboard ever since. He’s an award-winning captain aboard an award-winning charter yacht, and I wanted to know what gives Four Wishes such a high percentage of […]

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  • Maiora charter yacht IFA Cannes

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    On Board: Charter Yacht IFA Cannes

    IFA Cannes is an 89-foot Maiora motoryacht that was built in 2007. My tour was with stewardess Julie Brunton, who explained that the yacht is owned by IFA Hotel & Resorts. IFA Cannes was used as a timeshare for a number of years and just entered the proper charter market during summer 2011. The yacht […]

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  • charter yacht Seagull II

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    On Board: Charter Yacht Seagull II

    Seagull II is a 177-foot motoryacht that was originally built in 1952. The vessel’s original use was as a ferry with a 700-person capacity. The current owner bought her in 2004 and spent the next two years rebuilding her as a personal yacht. She’s now part of the charter fleet at Ocean Independence, taking a […]

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  • Palmer Johnson charter yacht Four Wishes

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    Interview: Charter Yacht Capt. Aaron Clark

    Four Wishes is not only a popular charter yacht, but also is the only charter yacht to have won annual awards of excellence from management company Fraser Yachts Worldwide. How have you maintained your strong booking calendar during these past few years of industry recession? We have huge repeat business. We actually have to limit […]

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  • Amstel charter yacht Sunny Hill

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    On Board: Charter Yacht Sunny Hill

    Sunny Hill is a 118-foot Amstel sailing yacht that was built in 1987 specifically for charter. Her previous owner called her Alyssa M and kept her private, and her current owner bought her in 2007 and also kept her private through 2008. After that, Sunny Hill began a complete rebuild that took three years to […]

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  • CRN charter yacht Darlings Danama

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    On Board: Charter Yacht Darlings Danama

    Editor’s Note, December 2012: Darlings Danama is now among the precious few superyachts that accepts dogs as part of the charter party.   Darlings Danama is a 196-foot CRN motoryacht that was one of the most celebrated new launches into the Camper and Nicholsons International charter fleet for 2011. She was also one of the […]

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  • Benetti charter yacht Reverie

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    Extended Charter Discount Period for Megayacht Reverie

    Ocean Independence tells me that there is more rate-reduction news from the 230-foot Benetti motoryacht Reverie. You may have seen my mention of Reverie last month, when the owner dropped the weekly base rate from €550,000 to €350,000 for charters through mid-June in both the East and West Mediterranean. Since it’s now beyond mid-June, the […]

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