2015

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    Sailing Catamaran Bamarandi: A Very Pleasant Surprise

    I’m going to make a confession here: I sometimes dread responding to invitations for cocktail parties aboard smaller yachts. When I go to boat shows and attend parties with 50 or 100 people aboard a 150-foot megayacht, I feel pinched for space. Crowds just aren’t my personal thing, even aboard superyachts with space to spare. […]

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    Motoryacht Broadwater: Refit and Ready for Charter

    At last year’s Antigua Charter Yacht Show, I heard whispers about the 162-foot Feadship Broadwater. She had arrived to the show quite late, with only a few people getting a chance to step aboard before the show closed. Those lucky few raved about her 2014 refit by designer Patrick Knowles, and I made a mental […]

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    On Board the Palmer Johnson Motoryacht Lady J

    One of the great pleasures I had at this month’s Antigua Charter Yacht Show was sitting down to lunch aboard the 142-foot Palmer Johnson motoryacht Lady J. Not only because I was about to enjoy a spectacular lunch prepared by chef Ben Dineen (who took first prize in this year’s chef competition), but also because […]

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    Charter Chef Interview: Victoria Allman of Motoryacht Odessa

    During the Antigua Charter Yacht Show earlier this month, I had the pleasure of spending some time in the galley of the 160-foot Christensen motoryacht Odessa with chef Victoria Allman. She and I have known one another for more than a decade, and I’ve watched her career progress not only on yachts, but also in […]

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    10 Best Reasons to Charter a Yacht for New Year's

    Your commute to gather with the relatives involves a tender ride across an open bay, versus yet another jam-packed highway. Pre-dinner activity shifts from watching “House Hunters” with Uncle Joe to waterskiing with the cool cousins. Cocktails involve really nice rum instead of eggnog. You upgrade from Aunt Nancy’s pig-in-blanket hors d’oeuvres to a five-course […]

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    Still Available for New Year's Charter in Curacao

    Ocean Independence tells me the 86-foot Sunseeker motoryacht Lilly is still available for a New Year’s yacht charter in and around Curacao. Lilly is a 2012 build that joined the charter fleet a little more than a year ago. She accommodates eight guests in four staterooms, and she charters with access to a 21-foot Supra […]

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    Save 10 Percent on Caribbean Yacht Charter

    Nicholson Yachts tells me the 53-foot Oyster sailing yacht Contingency is giving a 10-percent rate reduction on Caribbean yacht charter dates for the rest of the winter season. The only catch is that you have to book by January 31. With the 10-percent price break, the lowest weekly base rate drops to $9,450. Contingency is […]

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    Still Open for Christmas Yacht Charter in the Bahamas

    Northrop and Johnson tells me the 143-foot Van Mill motoryacht Starship is still available for a Christmas charter in the Bahamas. Starship is a 1988 build that just completed a refit this past September. It was a multimillion-dollar effort that included new exterior paint, refitted outdoor decking and new outdoor speakers for the audiovisual system. […]

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    Save Up to 20 Percent on Caribbean Yacht Charter

    Here’s a great way to end the week: Nicholson Yachts tells me the 90-foot Catana sailing catamaranĀ Orion is offering early booking discounts on Caribbean yacht charter bookings for this winter. If you book before January 15, you can save 20 percent. If you book between January 16 and January 31, the discount is 10 percent. […]

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  • Lurssen charter yacht TV

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    Spend the Holidays on a Southeast Asia Yacht Charter

    Edmiston and Company tells me theĀ 256-foot Lurssen motoryacht TV is still open for Christmas and New Year’s charter in the Philippines. Guests also can book her for the holidays in Southeast Asia, with delivery fees to get her to Thailand or other nearby destinations. TV is a 2008 build that accommodates 12 guests with service […]

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