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    Summer Charters Still Available in the Grenadines

    The Grenadines are well-known as a winter charter destination, but they can be great in the summertime too. Temperatures stay pretty much the same year-round, with daytime highs in the mid-80s and nighttime lows in the 70s. The only difference at this time of year is that it’s the rainy season–but even that doesn’t usually […]

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    The Late, Great Rikki Davis

    Official word came yesterday that longtime charter broker Rikki Davis had died at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida, following a chronic lung illness caused by mycobacterium. Her close friend and fellow charter broker Shannon Webster notified much of the industry via e-mail, stating, “She fought a great fight until the very end, and […]

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    10 Best Charter Yachts for 2014 in the South Pacific

    Charter broker Kathleen Mullen at Regency Yacht Vacations likes the 171-foot Amels motoryacht Belle Aimee for bookings in Fiji. YCO has two head-turners chartering in the South Pacific this year: the 190-foot Royal Huisman sailing yacht Ethereal and the 223-foot Feadship motoryacht Lady Christine. They have varying availability in Fiji, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands. […]

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    South Pacific Yacht Charter Options

    The South Pacific has been growing in popularity for charters during the past few years, and the coming season seems to bring more and more great options week after week. Last week, I told you about a couple of well-known sailing yachts going to Tahiti for 2014. Now comes word about a sailing catamaran, a […]

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  • Privilege charter yacht Matau

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    Interview: Charter Yacht Capt. Marques Hall

    Date interviewed: December 2013   Matau has long been a standout yacht in the charter industry. What do you hope to add to her already extensive program as you take over the helm? I’ve been a Naui-certified dive instructor for about 10 years, and our first mate is a PADI dive master. We’re adding a […]

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    Bonus Days on Caribbean Yacht Charters

    Nicholson Yachts tells me that it has several charter yachts in the Caribbean offering bonus days this winter, at least through February. First up is Queen South III, a 118-foot gulet-style sailing yacht that is giving nine days for the price of seven. I had lunch onboard this boat last month in Antigua, where I […]

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    2013 Antigua Charter Yacht Show: Day Four

    Today’s events at the 2013 Antigua Charter Yacht Show included prize-giving in the culinary competition, which sees chefs as well as stewardesses competing in cooking and presentation categories. This year’s challenge was to cook a vegan meal with an organic table setting. And the winners are… In the category for yachts 100 feet and smaller, […]

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    Save $500 on Virgin Islands Yacht Charter

    Regency Yacht Vacations tells me that the 42-foot Privilege sailing catamaran Chateau is giving $500 off charters of at least seven nights in the Virgin Islands during June and July. The regular weekly base rate to charter Chateau ranges from $6,000 to $12,000 for up to six guests, which means the $500 savings is a […]

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