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What was to have been a sanctuary where pro golfer Tiger Woods and his family could go to escape his celebrity, has become a fixture in a Florida Court, and is making headlines the world over. Woods is suing Christensen Shipyards for breaching a contract they signed with the golfer in February 2004, which forbids the Vancouver-based shipyard from disclosing his identity as the owner of a 155-foot yacht, which cost an estimated $20 million. Woods is seeking compensatory damages totaling $50 million, which includes an amount the 28 year-old recently wed athlete estimates he is worth, as a product endorser. Christensen is accused of not only boasting about whom the yacht's owner is, but also allegedly distributing photos of the vessel, christened 'Privacy,' to magazines and other sources, and displayed them during a recent Miami boat show. The November issue of Power &... (more)

2005 Genoa International Yacht Charter Meeting Photo Album

(May 2, 2005, AM) - International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine at the IYCM in Genoa, Italy. (May 2, 2005, AM) - Robyn Forma, Advertising Director of YV&C, David Legrand, Charter Marketing Manager of Fraser Yachts Worldwide, Captain Battaglia of M/Y Lady Lola, and Carmen Gonzalez, Senior VP of Sales & Marketing of YV&C during a YachtChartersMagazine.TV interview (in French) aboard M/Y Lady Lola. Watch the interview. (May 2, 2005, AM) - Kyri Kyriacou, Director, Anna- Maria Hernandez, Director, and Andreas Liveras, Chairman, of Liveras Yachts and p/v Annaliesse. Watch the YachtChartersMagazine.TV interview on board p/v Annaliesse. (May 2, 2005, AM) - David Legrand (l) of Fraser Yachts Worldwide with an aquaintance (we presume!). (May 2, 2005, AM) - Grisha Davida of the SuperYacht Conference and YV&C with Jay Rainey of The Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting (... (more)

Highlights From Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show

St. Maarten SCYE2004 Photo Album Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting Photo Album 2004 The mood was definitely upbeat on Thursday, October 28, as the 45th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show commenced with the largest opening day crowd in its history. The YV&C staff was on hand and spent most of their time at Bahia Mar and Las Olas, touring the show's superyachts. We're happy to report that the weather was sunny and beautiful, the brokers were optimistic, the crews were as gracious as ever, and the yachts were crowded with prospective clients for both sale and charter. It was a great opportunity to exchange ideas with so many of you. Following is our Fort Lauderdale Photo Album with some highlights from this year's show. Enjoy - and here's to a great season!     (October 28, 2004) - Carmen Gonzalez, executive vice president of advertising sales, Fuat Kircaali... (more)

43rd Annual International Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting Was Huge Success!

St. Maarten SCYE2004 Photo Album 2004 Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show Photo Album 2004 Newport, RI Charter Show Photo Album 2004 Genoa, Italy Charter Yacht Show Photo Album 2004 M/Y Anson Bell at Chelsea Piers Photo Album 2004 Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting Photo Album 2003 (December 2-7, 2004) - On the scene on the beautiful island of Antigua, YV&C's editorial team inspected charter yachts of all sizes. The 43rd annual Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting in 2004 hosted more than 100 yachts in three marinas, including the newly refurbished Nelson's Dockyard. According to Afsaneh Franklin, show administrator, more than 550 attendees--charter brokers, agents, and press from all over the world- participated at this year's show. Also this year, YV&C published the first "official show directory" of the Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting. YV&C Favorites So far, on the second day of the show... (more)

Monaco Yacht Show 2005 Live Coverage - P/Y Annaliesse Raises The Bar in Yacht Charter

International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine - News  Coverage EXCLUSIVE GOOGLE NEWS by YV&C Lavish accommodations, state-of-the-art communications, and plenty of space for entertaining provide guests with the perfect mix of  business and pleasure. With the launch of the spectacular 280ft P/Y Annaliesse in 2004, Liveras Yachts’ director Kiri Kyriacou says his company has opened a new market in yacht charter. “Several years “ago,” he says, “we set out to design a yacht to accommodate 36 guests.” The result was an opulent, floating palace with an unsurpassed level of luxury. At a charter rate of $120,000 per day (or $800,000 per week), Kyriacou says the yacht’s leisure complexes and state-of-the-art business facilities are particularly well-suited to corporate use, though large families would be equally appreciative of her ... (more)

YCO Charter for 2006

YCO are proud to announce the forthcoming mega-yacht Oasis as their latest centrally listed charter yacht. Due to launch in March of this year, Oasis will be available for charter throughout the Mediterranean this summer. The latest accomplishment of pioneering German shipyard Lurssen, the 59.4m motor yacht Oasis is resplendent with innovative design features and luxurious details. Combined with interiors by Glade Johnson, her expansive windows provide an elegant ambiance and afford guests private, sweeping views of their surroundings. “We are excited to have been appointed the Central Agency of Oasis and look forward to promoting her for charter, says YCO Director of Charter Marketing, Robert Shepherd. “A yacht of this alibre will attract sophisticated charterers and be in high demand; we are looking forward to a very busy charter season.&rdqu... (more)

Yacht Charter Industry Gathers at MYBA Charter Show -- Photo Album

The yacht charter industry gathered at Marina Molo Vecchio in Genoa, Italy for another Mediterranean charter show. This year's show, renamed the MYBA Charter Show, was produced and owned by MYBA, the Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association, who did a fine job in coordination of the event. Overall the show, sponsored by YV&C, attracted approximately 80 yachts for charter ranging in size from 65' and above and 150 leading charter agencies from around the World. The elbow-rubbing cocktail parties were in full swing again (as were some of the brokers). We hope you have as much fun looking through our photo album from the show as we had attending it. ... (more)

Dolphin 54' Fly Is The New Mochi Craft Flybridge

This summer Mochi Craft’s new lobster boat the Dolphin 54’ fly is to leave the yard in Forlì, In this way the inventor of the Italian Lobster Boat Style responds to demands of owners from across the world who would like the opportunity to choose Mochi Craft excellence in both a sun top and flybridge version. The new Dolphin – created by Norberto Ferretti, the Ferretti Group’s AYT (Advanced Yacht Technology) Engineering Division and the Victory Design Studio – replicates the successful initiative that led to packed order books in 2007 for the Dolphin 64’! After revealing at Cannes in 2003 the Dolphin 51’, first member of the fleet, Mochi Craft has been originating throughout successive years a full range of crafts between 44’ and 74’ winning countless awards from the international press and obtaining a significant... (more)

Yacht Charter News From Ocean Independence

From Ocean Independence Magazine OCI started the year with the sale of a distinctive motor yacht; the revamped 56.4m Halter Marine support vessel Amevi Surprise, brokered for the buyer by OCI's UK based New Build director Peter Thompson, she was built in 1981 and completely overhauled to ABS class at Quality Shipyards in 2004. New Sales Listings UK based New Build Director Peter Thompson lists the brand new Horizon 130, After You, in joint CA. This stunning, Florida based, 39.6m tri deck, delivered in 2008, has a high volume interior and sleeps 12 guests in 6 cabins. Marc Haendle at OCI Palma lists the 35m Heliyachts ketch, Galatea, built in 1998 and refitted in 2006. This safe and steady steel-hulled cruiser sleeps 6 guests in 3 cabins and is now also available for charter with OCI. Also with Marc Haendle is the 25.8m, Atlantic 25 Bar.Co, an extremely seaworthy steel... (more)

Samothraki, A Most Awe-inspiring Island on the Aegean Sea

From "Greek Isles in the Summer" Magazine I haven't been yet on the island of Samothraki but I have watched it from far away many times. When travelling to Thessaloniki Greece back and forth I have stoped at Alexandroupolis city which is the main port to Samothraki ferries, and the island stands gray in colur in the far distance. Also when I go to visit Imbros or Gokceada island in Turkey the island shows almost the same sillohouette but this time the view is from the south side.  Eleni who is my cousin living in Thessaloniki and works for EPESTH, the Voleyball Federation of Thessaloniki, has been on the island a few times, so I asked her a few questions about the island and she provided also a few photos to us. Eleni, can you tell us in short about the island ? Vasili, as you know, Samothraki is one of the north-east Aegean islands, south of the mainland city of Al... (more)

Library of Celsus, Tomb of the Governor of Asia Minor

From "Turkish Riviera, the Turquoise Cost" magazine  The ancient city of Ephesus that is an hour away from Izmir (Smyrna) is the most well known archaeological site of Turkey. It is on the way between Izmir and Aydin and can be reached on the exit of Selcuk. The site is within walking distance from the center of Selcuk. Tourists of almost all destinations on the Turkish riviera have the possibility to find a daily tour to Ephesus site. One of the most important attractions in the ancient city is the Library of Celsus, built in AD 135 by Gaius Julius Aquila (a consul) to honor his father's memory, Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus the Governor of Asia Minor. The building was intended to be used both as Library and as the tomb of his father.  The Library was to house 12,000 scrolls, and as a tomb for Celsus, which was a great and special honor at that time as it wa... (more)