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November 2010

CharterWave eNews

 

IYC acquires The Sacks GroupInternational Yacht Collection Acquires The Sacks Group Yachting Professionals

Employees at International Yacht Collection and The Sacks Group Yachting Professionals were informed on Thursday, October 7, that IYC was in the process of acquiring Sacks. The deal became official on Monday, October 11, according to Sacks Group President Jennifer Saia.

“Our companies share similar values,” Felix Sabates, chairman of IYC, stated in a joint press release from both companies. “We both put our clients first and are committed to new ideas to improve their yachting experience. As partners, together we offer a compelling first class service to charter clients, owners, captains, crew, and shipyards around the world.”

IYC now controls a combined fleet of 160 charter, brokerage and management yachts. Sacks is expected to operate under its own brand, “now a part of” IYC, until Sacks fully integrates its offices and until both companies’ clients are fully aware of the merger. As of late October, Sacks had moved 95 percent of its staff and brokers into IYC’s Fort Lauderdale office.

Jennifer Saia, formerly the president of Sacks, will now lead the Luxury Yacht Vacation team for all six offices of IYC. She will manage retail charter brokers, work on charter marketing programs, scout new yachts to add to the fleet, and identify cross-marketing opportunities with other companies.

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2010 FLIBSFort Lauderdale Boat Show: Charter Market May Be Stabilizing, but Superyacht Shortage Looms

After what feels like an endless stream of bad economic reports stemming from the global financial crisis, the tide may finally, mercifully, be starting to turn for the world’s crewed yacht industry.

At least a half-dozen leading charter brokers who attended the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in late October told CharterWave editor Kim Kavin that their phones have started ringing with clients seeking advance bookings–instead of the last-minute deals and discounts that dominated the recent summer season in the Mediterranean.

“This good news is tempered a bit by the additional news that the calls coming in now are for charters during the 2011 summer season in the Mediterranean, as opposed to the upcoming Caribbean season—which several brokers told me may be ‘dismal,’” Kim says. “On the other hand, those same brokers told me that a good number of yacht owners are helping to encourage the advance calls for next summer by offering reasonable deals such as low-season rates during the high-season months of July in August, in exchange for bookings that get on the calendar now.

Also at the Fort Lauderdale show, Marcel Onkenhout, the CEO of superyacht builder Oceanco, said there will be a shortage of new superyachts splashing on the world’s waters until at least 2013 or 2014.

“In 2009,” Onkenhout said, “inquiries for new yachts were nonexistent. The only calls [anyone] got were from brokers.” He added that 2010 has seen an “exceptional increase” in inquiries from would-be buyers—but that even that good news is tempered by “an almost complete unwillingness on the part of banks to lend. Until this changes, the superyacht industry will be slow.”

It takes most shipyards three to four years to build a superyacht, from order to completion. Yards worldwide will soon deliver the last of the yachts that were ordered before the recession began. Since there are precious few new orders coming in, Onkenhout said, the forthcoming shortage of new superyacht builds is a certainty, including for the charter market.

 

charter yacht Blue EyesItalian Tax Officials Seize 196-foot CRN Ancona Charter Yacht Blue Eyes

Multiple Italian-language news outlets, as well as the English-language IBI News, reported in early November that Italian authorities had seized the 196-foot CRN Ancona motoryacht Blue Eyes on charges of tax evasion.

Blue Eyes has been part of the charter fleet at Burgess Yachts since 2009, when the yacht first launched. When CharterWave contacted Burgess to ask if the company could confirm the seizure, the reply received was, “So we understand.”

Burgess had no additional comment except to say that no charters have been affected. Blue Eyes is listed on the Burgess website at a lowest weekly base rate of €322,000 for 12 guests with 12 crew during summers in the Western Mediterranean. The yacht is listed as “unavailable” during the winter season.

The charter industry database MYBAnet did not show any future charter bookings for Blue Eyes as of November 2. MYBAnet states that from October 11 through December 22, the yacht was scheduled to be in a shipyard in Genoa.

According to several Italian news sources, the seizure occurred on October 19 in La Spezia, Italy, over what media are suggesting could be “several million euro.” The charges are being compared to those that Italy’s Guardia di Finanzia brought against the 207-foot motoryacht Force Blue in May, with the key issue being whether the yacht actually charters. Yachts that are registered commercially for charter enjoy certain tax privileges. Authorities appear to be claiming that the owner of Blue Eyes took advantage of those tax privileges without his yacht meeting the requirements of a charter vessel.

The news is making headlines in Italy in part because Blue Eyes is reportedly owned by Dino Tabacchi, who is head of the Salmoiraghi eyeglass chain.

 

 

Fraser Yachts names best 2010 crewFraser Yachts Worldwide Names Best Charter Crew for 2010

Fraser Yachts Worldwide recently held a black-tie event at the Yacht Club de Monaco to honor the best captain and crew members in its worldwide fleet of charter yachts.

The award for Captain of the Year went to Butch Vogelsang aboard the 170-foot Feadship motoryacht Dream. Charter manager Patricia Codere said Vogelsang—whose favorite phrase is “We will make it happen”—received the award following three years of excellent feedback from guests who booked the yacht for charter.

“He is calm, composed, and pleasant in every situation,” she says. “Once client who booked the boat in the Mediterranean this past summer is already re-booking for another charter this winter, and is considering two additional weeks of charter next summer in the Med. That is very high praise.”

Vogelsang received a watch from Hublot, which sponsored the captain’s award.

In the crew department, Fraser honored two motoryachts: the 174-foot Rossi Navi South, and the 120-foot Louisbourgh Touch.

South, Codere says, had two long charter bookings this summer. One was a two-week charter, and the other was a four-week charter. Those types of charters can be a strain on crew who are not at the top of their game, and yet the clients all provided excellent feedback, Codere says.

Touch was also heavily booked this summer, with more than a half-dozen charters that required the crew to quickly adapt to new guests’ desires and preferences. “We received nothing but excellent marks on our client questionnaires,” Codere says. “It was ‘excellent,’ ‘excellent,’ ‘excellent.’ Not one bad comment. A job really well done.”

 

charter yacht Andreas LGuest Blog: Lunch aboard Andreas L, by Diane Byrne of MegayachtNews

Diane M. Byrne of MegayachtNews enjoyed a luncheon aboard the 196-foot Benetti motoryacht Andreas L during the Monaco Yacht Show in September. Her report, which originally appeared on the CharterWave Daily Editor’s Blog, is as follows:

If you think haute cuisine and home cooking are as far apart as haute couture and thrift shop bargains, you’re missing a golden opportunity for a special charter experience. It’s a chance to cruise aboard a yacht intended to make you feel right at home. This was the impression I came away with after a leisurely lunch with fellow journalists and the owner aboard the 196-foot Andreas L, the newest member of the Liveras Yachts charter fleet.

The yachts that have been in the company’s care in recent years—Alysia, Annaliesse, and Lauren L—emphasized opulence and catering to crowds. Andreas L, by contrast, accommodates 12 guests. To be sure, the feel aboard is still posh, with medium-tone hardwoods and marble accents, but it’s also relaxed, even soothing.

Which is exactly what lunch was like. We started with a variety of just-baked rolls and breads, plus a velvety broccoli soup that looked and tasted as bright as fresh-picked vegetables. Kobe beef medallions came next, served atop good old-fashioned mashed potatoes that were as smooth as silk.

Even with about a dozen of us present, each wishing our beef to be cooked to different temperatures, the medallions were done just right. For dessert, the chefs (two are aboard) prepared blackberry mousse. Ribbons of the berries streamed through the creamy white of the mousse, a nice change from the all-purple blur many of us have become accustomed to, even in fine restaurants. It was evident that the chefs wanted us to actually taste the berries in their own right.

Andreas L is still in Europe through early November, after which she will head to the Caribbean for the winter charter season. More details about the yacht itself are now online at MegayachtNews. Contact Liveras Yachts or any reputable charter broker for availability and rates.

 

Broker Reports to Come from Tortola, St. Thomas Charter Yacht Shows

The annual Virgin Islands charter yacht shows in Tortola and St. Thomas will take place this month, and CharterWave will have a full report in the December edition of eNews from leading brokers who attend, tour the yachts, and interview crew members.

Also look for updates immediately after the shows on the CharterWave Daily Editor’s Blog.

 

Best of the CharterWave Editor’s Blog

Interesting Charter Option: Papua New Guinea. It’s unusual to see a proper charter yacht advertised in Papua New Guinea, which is north of Queensland, Australia, and due east of Indonesia. My friends at 37 South in Auckland, New Zealand, tell me that the 118-foot Oceanfast motoryacht Eendracht has arrived in the local waters and will remain available for charters there through December. … Read More …

 

Interpac Yachts logoBest of the CharterWave Sponsored Blogs

Split, Croatia: Ideal Start Adriatic. From the Interpac Yachts sponsored blog. The dramatic Dalmatian Coastline of Croatia is more than 200 miles long and strewn with hundreds of islands, many uninhabited and unspoiled. The yachting center of Split is not only a great place to start your Adriatic charter but is also an excellent city to visit. … Read More …

 

Three Brokers Say: Best Yachts for Ultimate Water Sports

Some charter yachts have a simple set of water skis while others have an extravaganza of water toys that includes everything from scuba gear to fishing machines.

For the November edition of Three Brokers Say, CharterWave talks to Kathleen Mullen of Regency Yacht Vacations, Karen Kelly of Nicholson Yachts, and Jane Ohly of Ultimate Yacht Vacations about their favorite charter yachts for ultimate water sports fun.

 

charter yacht Mr. TerribleMotoryacht of the Month: Mr. Terrible

Have you ever seen a hand-hammered copper bathtub next to an escape ladder cleverly disguised as shelving? How about wall sconces that throw light onto ceilings in recognizable shapes?

They’re just two among countless unique features that guests experience aboard the 154-foot Delta motoryacht Mr. Terrible, whose French Polynesian chic interior is among the most original in the global charter industry. Our editor got onboard for a tour at the Fort Lauderdale boat show in late October, as Mr. Terrible was preparing to enter the Caribbean market for the first time.

Our exclusive First Impression review is online now.

 

 

charter yacht Mare NostrumSailing Yacht of the Month: Mare Nostrum

Our editor had the pleasure of spending the better part of a week aboard the 144-foot gulet Mare Nostrum, which is arguably the most luxurious gulet available for charter on the southwest coast of Turkey.

“It’s just in the past three years that there has been an enormous increase in quality among gulets,” says Missy Johnston, president of Northrop and Johnson Worldwide Yacht Charters, who arranged the charter. “Some of the better local agents from Turkey have started to attend the Genoa and Antigua charter shows, to see their international competition. The old gulets with leaking showers—that is not what charter is about in Turkey anymore at the luxury levels.”

Check out our full-length destination feature and sidebars, which are online here.

 

 

Captain Bernard CalotCaptain of the Month: Bernard Calot

Capt. Bernard Calot leads the crew aboard the 121-foot Crescent motoryacht Olga, which has been averaging six weeks of charter a year at a time when the industry average is closer to three. In fact, the yacht has been able to increase its charter rate by $15,000 during the past few years thanks to a strong base of repeat and referral clients.

Calot reveals some of Olga’s success secrets—including from-the yacht scuba diving, tournament-level fishing, and stewardesses who are trained masseuses—in this newly posted exclusive interview.

 

 

charter yacht chef Annina Zaini main courseChef of the Month: Annina Zaini

It’s impressive that Annina Zaini has earned a longtime place as chef aboard the 100-foot Wally sailing yacht Dark Shadow, since she spent her childhood avoiding all fish, meat and dairy because of a severe allergy.

“I’ve always loved cooking even though I didn’t like eating,” she says. “It was hard growing up with an allergy to all animal proteins. Fish, meats, dairy—they all put me into anaphylactic shock. So I cook by smell, and the captain tastes things if I am uncertain about the spices.

Learn more about Zaini in our newly posted, exclusive interview.

 

YPI Group logoBroker of the Month: Fiona Maureso

In late September, longtime charter agent Fiona Maureso left Peter Insull’s to become head of charter at Yachting Partners International (the YPI Group).

“I really wasn’t looking for it,” she says. “During 17 years with my previous company, I’d been offered positions at various other companies, but always as a retail charter broker and nothing more. When YPI Group came along, the offer was for head of all charter, which lets me put all of my decades of experience to use. Nobody wants to leave a job they love after 17 years, but this just seemed like the right move for me at this time.”

Maureso discusses the future of YPI’s operations, her take on the current global charter market, and more in our exclusive interview.

 

 

Fleet and Management Company News

37 South tells us the 112-foot Alloy motoryacht VvS1 is available for charters in New Zealand from December through April… The 118-foot motoryacht Eendracht is available through December in Papua New Guinea… The 147-foot expedition motoryacht Big Fish is heading to Antarctica, where she will charter beginning in December before moving to the Amazon in March 2011… The 103-foot sailing yacht Pacific Eagle is available for charter in the Marlborough Sound wine region of New Zealand’s South Island…

Atalanta Golden Yachts welcomes the 75-foot Azimut motoryacht Iris to the charter fleet in Greece. The yacht will take eight to 10 guests with four crew at a lowest weekly base rate of €27,000… The 170-foot Golden Yachts motoryacht O’Neiro has booked a two-week charter in the Red Sea. When that charter ends on November 7, the yacht will become available for additional charters in the Red Sea at a lowest weekly base rate of €167,000…

Athens Yachts welcomes the 110-foot Cantieri di Pisa motoryacht Astir to the charter fleet in Greece. She will take 10 to 12 guests with five crew at a lowest weekly base rate of €54,500…

Bartram and Brakenhoff welcome the 78-foot Ferretti morotyacht Paladin to the charter fleet. She will take eight guests in the Bahamas this winter…

BCR Yachts has five sailing yachts available this winter in the Caribbean. They range in size from 62 to 82 feet, and some are available for racing at regattas. Weekly base rates start at $16,500…

Blue Latitude Yachting tells us the 58-foot sailing catamaran Emotion2 is still available for a Christmas and New Year’s charter in Malaysia or Thailand. The weekly base rate is €21,000…

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Boatbookings is offering a five-percent, early-bird discount on its entire fleet of luxury charter yachts in Croatia for anyone who books before December 31…

 

Bradford Marine Yacht Charter welcomes the 120-foot Heesen motoryacht Sun Ark to the charter fleet. She will take eight guests with five crew this winter in the Bahamas and Caribbean at a lowest weekly base rate of $60,000… Also new to the fleet is the 85-foot Lazzara motoryacht Hail Mary. She will take six guests with six crew in Florida and the Bahamas at a lowest weekly base rate of $27,500… Also new to the fleet is the 100-foot Broward motoryacht Christine. She will take eight guests with three crew in Florida and the Bahamas at a lowest weekly base rate of $25,000… The 106-foot Lazzara motoryacht Secret Spot is just one among several yachts that are still available for Thanksgiving and Christmas charters…

Burgess Yachts welcomes the 205-foot Icon motoryacht Baton Rouge to the charter fleet. The newly launched yacht will begin chartering during the summer 2011 season in the Mediterranean, taking 12 guests in seven staterooms at a lowest weekly base rate of €420,000… Also new to the fleet is the 200-foot Feadship motoryacht Majestic (previously known as Secret). She will take 12 guests in the Caribbean this winter at a lowest weekly base rate of €378,000… Also new to the fleet is the 170-foot Amels motoryacht La Mirage. She will take 12 guests beginning next summer in the Mediterranean at a lowest weekly base rate of €217,000…

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C U Yacht Charters says the 76-foot Ferretti motoryacht Sioux Empress will be based in Nassau and available for charters beginning in December. The 2005 build takes eight guests with three crew at a lowest weekly base rate of $23,000. The owner also welcome day charters at a base rate of $4,500. Rates include the use of a 32-foot Intrepid center-console tender… The 90-foot Crescent motoryacht Yianoula has a new, inclusive weekly rate of $27,000 for six adults with two children in the Bahamas. The rate includes three crew… The 78-foot Hatteras motoryacht The Big Kat is offering a 20-percent discount through December 15 for charters South Florida, the Florida Keys, and the Bahamas. The yacht is available daily or by the week…

 

 

Camper and Nicholsons International congratulates Molly Browne, who was recently promoted to charter broker after four years of in-house training as an assistant… CNI also congratulates the 196-foot motoryacht Cloud 9, the 175-foot motoryacht Hurricane Run, and the 183-foot sailing yacht Riela, all of which recently won ShowBoats Design Awards… The 257-foot motoryacht Princess Mariana is offering a $100,000 discount on seven-day charters that are booked before November 15. With the discount, the weekly base rate for 12 guests is $550,000…The 130-foot motoryacht Lionshare is offering a special eight-day rate of $99,000 for as many as 11 guests from December 17-25 in the Caribbean…

Churchill Yacht Partners tells us the 116-foot Holland Jachtbouw sailing yacht Whisper is still available for a holiday charter in the Caribbean. She takes six guests with five crew at a weekly base rate of $80,000… A good number of the fleet’s yachts, including the 145-foot Heesen motoryacht At Last, are still available for Thanksgiving and Christmas bookings… New to the fleet is the 82-foot Swan sailing yacht Clevelander. The 2004 build will take six guests in the Caribbean at a lowest weekly base rate of $35,000 before moving to the Eastern Mediterranean for the summer 2011 season…

Edmiston and Company says the 120-foot Couach motoryacht Sheleila is still available for charters during the Louis Vuitton Trophy scheduled to be held in Dubai from November 17-25… The 96-foot powercatamaran Queen of Galapagos is available at a weekly base rate of $100,000 for 16 guests during the Easter holiday in the Galapagos Islands… The 254-foot motoryacht Samar still has availability for Christmas and New Year’s charters in the Caribbean. The yacht has dropped its high-season weekly base rate from €675,000 to $500,000… New to the fleet is the 151-foot Feadship motoryacht Northern Light. She will take 12 guests in the Caribbean, Bahamas, and Belize at a lowest weekly base rate of €150,000… Also new to the fleet is the 112-foot Tecnomar motoryacht Mates. She will take eight guests beginning in April in Croatia at a lowest weekly base rate of €60,000… Also new to the fleet is the 163-foot Codecasa motoryacht Mariu. She will be available in the Western Mediterranean beginning in April at a lowest weekly base rate of €185,000… The 164-foot Proteksan Turquoise motoryacht Odessa will be available in the Caribbean beginning in mid-December. Her lowest weekly base rate is $200,000 for 12 guests… The 174-foot Perini Navi sailing yacht Atmosphere has announced a nearly 20-percent discount. Previously, Atmosphere was marketed at €200,000, which is the equivalent of $278,000 at the current exchange rate. Now, Atmosphere is being offered at $230,000, a savings of nearly $50,000 on a week-long charter… The 161-foot Feadship motoryacht Teleost is offering a 15-percent discount for all charters confirmed before November 15. With the discount, the yacht’s weekly base rate in the Caribbean this winter is $204,000…

Fraser Yachts Worldwide sent out an e-newsletter in October that describes the charter industry as a global marketplace filled with last-minute deal-making and more supply than demand. “With very few exceptions, charter bookings came in very late over the summer period. While we used to see vacations being booked six to eight months in advance, this summer saw the majority of bookings being finalized just a couple of weeks in advance. Some yachts were booked with only a few days notice before the charter commenced. The number of yachts available for charter has risen steeply in 2010, although there has been a slight decrease in the overall number of weeks booked. The wider choice and availability put serious pressure on the weekly rates, and we saw a lot of heavy discounting. We worked closely with yacht owners to devise an array of innovative offers, adding value, offering complimentary relocation and other incentives. The market is getting tougher”…

Luxury Yacht Group welcomes the 200-foot Lürssen motoryacht Solemates to the charter fleet. She will take 12 guests this winter in the Caribbean at a lowest weekly base rate of €400,000. See the CharterWave Daily Editor’s Blog for photos of the new yacht…

Neptune Group Yachting says the 83-foot Marlow motoryacht Alexandra Bear will continue to offer a weekly base rate of $25,000 for seven guests in the Bahamas through November 15. After that date, the rate will increase to $30,500… The owner of the 78-foot Hatteras motoryacht Bella Sophia is making a new, 28-foot center-console tender available to anyone who books a charter… The 76-foot Hatteras motoryacht Temptation is offering eight days for the price of seven in the Bahamas, at a lowest weekly base rate of $19,500… The 76-foot Lazzara motoryacht Tres Hermanos III will be available in Cozumel, Mexico, this winter at a lowest weekly base rate of $19,500 for six guests…

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Nicholson Yachts says the 86-foot Nordhavn motoryacht CaryAli is available for charters this winter in the Caribbean. She takes six guests in four cabins at a lowest weekly base rate of $49,000. CaryAli is expected to move to the Turks and Caicos islands in March before making her way north to New England, Maine, and Nova Scotia during summer 2011… The 65-foot sailing catamaran True North is available this winter in the British Virgin Islands before moving to Belize and Panama beginning in mid-May 2011. The weekly base rate is $24,500 for six guests or $26,500 for eight guests…

 

 

 

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Northrop and Johnson welcomes Daniel Ziriakus, formerly with Fraser Yachts Worldwide, to the Fort Lauderdale office as marketing director… The 136-foot, J-Class sailing yacht Ranger still has availability for Caribbean charters this winter. The weekly base rate is $90,000 for eight to 10 guests in four staterooms… The 75-foot Marlow motoryacht Miss Kulani is taking six to eight guests this winter in the South Pacific at a lowest weekly base rate of $31,500. The yacht’s captain is a native of Tahiti… The 115-foot Crescent motoryacht Kapalua has a new chef. Tina Hadfield specializes in using seasonal and local produce…

 

 

 

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Paradise Yacht Charters says the 111-foot Inace motoryacht Sudami has had a late cancellation and is now available once again for a winter holiday charter in the Caribbean, Bahamas, or Virgin Islands. “This is a very popular charter yacht,” says broker Rebecca Riley. “She is one of the best in the Caribbean”…

 

 

Primo Yacht says the 146-foot Proteksan motoryacht Costa Magna is offering a 20-percent discount on all charters during November and December in the South of France… The 129-foot Lloyds Ships motoryacht Ineke IV is offering a three-day base rate of €24,000 for the MAPIC real-estate event in the South of France from November 17-19… The 96-foot Princess motoryacht Mimi La Sardine is offering a reduced weekly base rate of €50,000 (down from €59,000) for all charters in November and December in the South of France… The 148-foot Feadship motoryacht Secret Life is offering a nearly 35-percent discount for all 2011 charters that are booked before November 15…The 257-foot motoryacht Delphine is offering a five-day base rate of €200,000 for the Monaco Grand Prix in May 2011…

 

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Regency Yacht Vacations tells us the 50-foot sailing catamaran Entrepreneurship, which usually charters in the Caribbean, will be available for bookings in the Bahamas from mid-February until June. Entrepreneurship now also offers scuba for certified divers… The 61-foot sailing catamaran Bella Principessa is available for a Christmas charter from December 16-26 in the Virgin Islands. The holiday inclusive rate for seven days and six guests is $32,000… New to the charter fleet is the 44-foot sailing catamaran Blue Bayou. She takes two to six guests in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands at lowest weekly base rates that range from $9,700 to $11,700…

 

Select Yachts welcomes the 57-foot Swan sailing yacht Olivia Lee to the charter fleet in Sint Maarten. She will take six guests at an inclusive weekly base rate of $12,950… Also new to the fleet is the 45-foot Carver motoryacht Island Lady. She is based year-round in St. Lucia with captain-only charters for four guests at a lowest weekly base rate of $11,500. Anyone who books a week-long charter aboard Island Lady gets a free day trip land tour of St. Lucia… Also new to the fleet is the 60-foot sailing catamaran Yapluka, offering captain-only charters for four guests in the Bahamas… The 45-foot Sea Ray motoryacht Top Secret is offering a 20-percent discount off charters in Sint Maarten for four guests with two crew… The 82-foot sailing yacht Shaitan of Tortola is offering free charters for children 12 and younger whose parents book a week onboard in the Caribbean…

Sunreef Yachts Charter has five sailing catamarans and one powercatamaran with availability for winter charters in the Northern Caribbean, British Virgin Islands, and Grenadines… The 62-foot sailing catamaran Anassa is available throughout the month of November in Greece at a special weekly base rate of €13,000 for 10 guests…

Tachyon Yachting says its 47-foot sailing catamaran Tachyon will offer captain-only charters from November through January in the Grenadines at a weekly base rate of $5,500 (down from $7,500). The yacht is also available for a New Year’s charter at the $7,500 base rate…

The Marine Group welcomes the 151-foot Tacoma motoryacht Elle to the charter fleet. She will take 10 guests in the Bahamas and Caribbean this winter at a lowest weekly base rate of $135,000…

Voyage Charters says two of its new 52-foot sailing catamarans will be available for charters in the British Virgin Islands beginning in December…

Voyage Yacht Share is offering the 52-foot Sunseeker motoryacht Aspire out of Miami Beach, Florida, for daily, weekend, and week-long charters with a captain only. Rates start at $3,500 for six hours and include complementary dockage in Miami Beach.

New First Impression Reviews Posted on CharterWave

Dark Shadow, 100-foot Wally sailing yacht
Lady Feryal, 139-foot Cantieri di Fiumicino motoryacht
Lady Victoria, 92-foot Sanlorenzo motoryacht
More, 145-foot Benetti motoryacht
Mr. Terrible, 154-foot Delta motoryacht

 

New Crew Interviews Posted on CharterWave

Bernard Calot, captain, 121-foot Crescent motoryacht Olga
Annina Zaini, chef, 100-foot Wally sailing yacht Dark Shadow

 

New Broker Interview Posted on CharterWave

Fiona Maureso, YPI Group

 

New “10 Best” Lists Posted on CharterWave

10 Best Lessons Learned at the 2010 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
10 Best Charter Yacht Main Saloons
10 Best Charter Yacht Toys
10 Best Charter Yachts with Christmas Availability

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