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    Some Good News from the Virgin Islands, Caribbean

    This year’s hurricane season has been punishing in the Virgin Islands and northern Caribbean, which together comprise the prime destination for winter yacht charter each year. And even as cleanup begins from Hurricane Irma, the islands now have another serious hurricane, Maria, bearing down. For many people who live in the islands, the suffering has […]

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    Hurricane Irma Pounds Caribbean Yacht Charter Grounds

    Reports are only now starting trickle in from across the Caribbean and South Florida after Hurricane Irma, one of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes on record, barreled into some of the most popular winter yacht charter destinations. Suffice it to say, the impact appears to be greater than we’ve seen from any storm in a long, […]

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  • Burgess Yachts crew photo contest

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    Some of the Best Yacht Charter Photos Ever

    Some of the best photographs from charter yachts around the world have been showing up on the Burgess Yachts Twitter feed and the Burgess Yachts Facebook page as part of the company’s Crew Photographer of the Year competition. The contest is continuing through September 15, with winners expected to be announced at this autumn’s Monaco Yacht […]

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  • Maiora charter yacht Never One

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    Jillian Michaels Yacht Charter: Outrage All Around

    The internet has been abuzz since August 5, when fitness guru Jillian Michaels, formerly of “The Biggest Loser” reality show, put out a Facebook post to her 3 million or so followers claiming that an Italy yacht charter booked through broker Amanda Brilliante at CharterWorld had gone wretchedly wrong. Michaels’ post—shared nearly 600 times on the […]

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  • charter yacht chef Ian Gabbe

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    Best Charter Yacht Chefs in New England this Summer

    The 2017 Newport Charter Yacht Show in Rhode Island just ended, and it included a competition among chefs from many of the top charter yachts available for bookings this summer in New England. If you’re looking to step aboard a charter yacht with fine cuisine in New England this summer, then these chefs just may […]

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  • Palmer Johnson charter yacht Vantage and shadow boat Ad-vantage

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    New Guide for First-Time Yacht Charter Clients

    Ocean Independence has created a micro-website called My First Superyacht as a guide for first-time charter clients. The site includes itinerary ideas, yachts that are available for charter, etiquette for newcomers to the yachting lifestyle, planning tips and practical suggestions. “Understanding the sheer scope of possibilities can be overwhelming for first time charterers,” Toby Maclaurin, […]

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  • 2017 MYBA Charter Show in Barcelona

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    Editor's Report: MYBA Charter Show in Barcelona

    The MYBA Charter Show—long held in Genoa, Italy, and moved for the first time this year to Barcelona, Spain—is an invitation- and industry-only event for charter yachts, brokers and press. It’s a great chance for insiders to get the scoop on what’s happening in the crewed yacht charter market. Here are a few of my top insights […]

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