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(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)

Citron of Naxos, a Taste Not to Be Found Elsewhere

From "Greek Isles in the Summer" Magazine The Citron fruit is from the citrus family, it looks like a giant lemon, which has a very small and very sour juicy part in the middle so it is not worth to be eaten raw as a fruit. It has been known in antiquity as the median apples or in latin Citrus Medica. Today it is grown partly in the Middle East. In Arab countries it used as a replacement for vinegar because it is very acid, also in Persia it is used to flavor fruit salads and for marinating meat. In some places the leaves are used for tea and the fruit is used to make citron oil and citric acid. In Greece (and in the south of Turkey) the fruit is preserved and made into spoon-sweets, marmalades and candies.  In Greece today the Citrus trees are grown mainly in Naxos island which is a member and the largest islands of the Cyclades group just in the center of the A... (more)

Sharon Stone Went to Sardinia. Shouldn't You?

The TimesOnLine reports seeing a great looking Sharon Stone on the beach in Sardinia.  What about YOU?  Sardinia is the summer playground for the rich and famous and is a great charter destination.  The weather is still beautiful and it's the perfect time to get a great deal on a fabulous yacht to wrap up your summer in style.  Low season rates are in effect.  Take advantage of fabulous special rates like the two below: SOLEMAR - click here for password - has dropped their rate from 325,000 Euros a week to only 225,000 Euros for weeks in the months of October and November! PURE-WHITE - click here for password - drops their rate from 95,000 Euros per week in High Season to only 60,000 Euros for Low Season. From Cagliari to Porto Cervo - Sardinia and the rest of the Mediterranean are waiting for YOU! Be sure to check back often and go to our website at Paradise Yacht... (more)

Offering Insights, Showcasing Implementations, Bursting Bubbles

With this issue we begin our Grand Jury on Wi-Fi. It doesn't matter where you look any more, whether in the major newspapers and weeklies or the specialist technology magazines, Wi-Fi is everywhere. But what is the business model driving this explosion of interest and attention? That's what WBT - on behalf of the industry at large - is asking. Wireless does not need another bubble. You need only to stop five wireless analysts to get six different answers, of course, and it isn't much better if you restrict your investigations to the Wi-Fi wannabes themselves, whether it be to the niche players with a "killer bizplan" that momentarily (or so at least they say) are about to be capitalized to the tune of tens of millions of dollars, or to the giants like Cisco and Intel, or the current user base of Wi-Fi today - the road warriors, the conference bloggers, the students ... (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)

SCYE 2004 - The Best Organized Charter Yacht Show Ever!

Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting 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 All photos copyright YV&C and published in date/time order (December 7, 2004, AM) - The entrance to the SCYE2004 Hospitality Pavilion and the main docks of the exhibition. The first annual St. Maarten Charter Yacht Exhibition - SCYE2004 - opened this morning with an impressive organization and beautiful presentation. Mostly superyachts lined the docks of several marinas accessible by water taxis. Brokers enjoyed viewing a variety of popular charter yachts, including some that are not often at shows. One of our favorites so far: LADY MADELYN, a 122ft classic Italian yacht with a fabulous crew. Wat... (more)

Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting 2005 Photo Album

YV&C International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine reports: Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting 2005 Photo Album is updated daily during the show. YV&C - International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine'sCarmen Gonzalez (left) and Robyn Forma (right) with YachtChartersMagazine.TV's Andrea Boden attending the show (below). ... (more)

Chartering Superyacht "Phoenix"

Even before her 2004 launch, the Lürssen-built Phoenix was being spoken of in reverent tones among the yachting set. Here our writer Scott Rose details this 201-foot beauty’s myriad irresistible attributes. The megayacht Phoenix is a crowning glory of contemporary Art Deco style. Indeed, her many world-class technical refinements combined with the artistic sophistication of her design and décor distinguish her as a supreme fulfillment of the spirit of the 1925 event in Paris from which the term Art Deco was derived, L’Exposition Internationale des Art Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes. Some interpret her name, Phoenix, to stem from her genesis. So exacting was the owner in his technical specifications for the yacht that it seemed no shipyard was going to be able to achieve his vision. Yet the broker Robert Moran, inspired by the potential magnificence o... (more)

Destination Paradise on a Yacht Charter with M/Y Northern Light

Following five successful years chartering in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, the sumptuous 151ft Royal Van Lent Feadship, Northern Light, will embark on her most exotic journey yet: the sun-drenched islands of the Indian Ocean. It’s difficult to envision a more alluring destination, a tropical haven of unspoiled nature, rich with coral reefs and teeming with bird and aquatic life. An immense island chain where sparkling blue lagoons combine with sugary white sands, and trips ashore to ancient temples and tea, cinnamon and avocado  plantations reveal a colorful culture, steeped in history. Even better, the intriguing Indian Ocean, the third largest of the world’s oceans, bounded by Asia, Africa and Australia, is also one of the few areas of the world that remains relatively free of large-scale commercialism and mass tourism. Lest you think its isla... (more)

Tom Virden Launches "Boatbookings Magazine" on Ulitzer

Tom Virden launched today the "Boatbookings Magazine" on Ulitzer. Tom Virden is the founder and Managing Director of Boatbookings.com one of the world's largest online yacht charter agencies. Tom is a seasoned executive in leisure, travel and technology business, and has sailed extensively in the BVI, Thailand, Turkey and the Mediterranean. As the original International Director at lastminute.com, he brings a wealth of knowledge of e-commerce best practices to boatbookings.com. Tom also worked at Apple Computer and Netscape which has provided a broad understanding of how technology can change business paradigms. Tom is a graduate of Stanford University and has written for the Harvard Business Review. About Ulitzer.com Initiating content coverage on any topic or launching a magazine at Ulitzer.com  is designed to be as easy as boiling an egg and doesn't take much long... (more)

Luxury Yachts for Sale in Croatia

Yacht Charter Croatia Magazine Stop. Imagine. Just for a moment. Imagine that you’re on the most beautiful ocean in the world - the Mediterranean. This is an ocean of age-old allure. An unobstructed sun saturates the air with indelible warmth. The caressing breeze breathes the fragrance of the nearby shore. The waves undulate with a gentle, hypnotizing rhythm. The atmosphere is thick with serenity and peace. You’re lying on a luxury yacht. Your very own luxury yacht. It is taking you where you want to go. It is delivering the luxuries that you want. It is all yours. Now, wake up, but don’t dismiss your thoughts as an unreachable dream. Yacht Sale Croatia Isn’t Just a Dream Yacht sale Croatia is a reality made possible through Magnum Yacht Charter in Croatia - the premier luxury yacht provider in the Croatian Mediterranean. Whether it is yacht charter management Croa... (more)