Setting sail aboard the five-star luxury yacht Marcrista provided the perfect
base from which to sunbathe on unpopulated beaches and snorkel the pristine
coral gardens of remote Undine Cay.
Undine Cay shimmers like the ocean jewel it truly is: an unpretentious,
utterly stunning sprinkling of sand, lapped by opalblue waters that allow
eyes to penetrate deep into the rich coral gardens below. A tiny, rarely
visited cay, Undine lies just off the Cape Tribulation coastline and its
world-famous Daintree National Park in tropical Far North Queensland. This
low-lying speck of sand all but disappears at high tide and receives very few
With snorkels by our sides and clutching flutes of chilled champagne, we
stretched out in the sunshine on our private atoll of isolation. Although we
were a mere half-day sail from the popular holiday haven of Port Douglas, my
The 23rd Annual Newport Spring Charter Yacht Show took place this week at the
Newport Shipyard, Newport, Rhode Island. This year, more than 30 charter
yachts and more than 100 charter brokers, press, and industry professionals
participated at this annual event. On Wednesday, Newport Charter Yacht
Seminar presented speakers such as Brian Piers of Homeland Security and
Customs, Robert Peck of MARSH Insurance, Rupert Conner of Luxury Yacht Group,
and Kurt Bosshardt on Contract topics.
Tom B. Rowe, managing director and Patty Martin, charter fleet manager of NYM
Worldwide greeted the crew, captains and attending delegates of this year
Churchill Yachts, Cox Marine, Fraser Yachts, International Yacht Collection,
Koch Newton & Partners, Luxury Yacht Group, Merle Wood & Associates, Newport
Yacht Management, Nicholson Yacht Charters, The Sacks Group, and independent ... (more)
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)
(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)
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
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)
The key issue of the information society is getting the right information in
the right context to the right person at the right time.This statement is
true if you're an executive going over the last balance, an analyst gathering
the current parameters of the stock market, an officer collecting the facts
for a report, a student looking for the latest research results, or simply a
traveler interested in some flight information.
The statement is also true if you're searching the Web, intranet, Document
Management system, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, or Product Data
Management (PDM) system.
We have to search for information not because it's absent, but because we're
drowning in too much of it, and the amounts are continuously growing. The
information available doubles every two to three years with decreasing
intervals. We're used to queries with thousands ... (more)
Wine Blog on Ulitzer
Whether at home or at sea, the owners of Paraffin are never without an
incomparable wine collection. Here, their wine steward, Laurent Barbier,
describes the special design features implemented in the construction of the
yacht's wine cellar and dining room, and what he has to consider when serving
the valuable stock to guests.
After many years of training in several exceptional restaurants in France,
and aboard the luxury liner Queen Elizabeth II, I finally discovered the
world of private yachting, first on Rasselas, and for the past seven years,
on Paraffin, a 197ft Feadship based in northern Europe in the summer and the
Caribbean in the winter. As the owners' personal wine steward, I alternate
between Paraffin and their various residences.
The owners of Paraffin are great wine connoisseurs. They have beautiful
cellars in all their houses; the... (more)
(Photo Copyright YV&C) May 6, 2004 Genoa Charter Meeting, Genoa, Italy
SuperYacht Radio (www.SuperYachtRadio.com) was in attendance at the 16th
International Yacht Charter Meeting in Genoa, Italy, held May 3 - 8 with the
authority of the Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association (MYBA) and supported
by the American Yacht Charter Association (AYCA).
YV&C - International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine was a sponsor of
this year's Genoa Charter Meeting.
Listen to movers and shakers of the yacht charter world being interviewed
live at the Marina Molo Vecchio, Genoa right here on SuperYachtRadio.com.
SuperYacht Radio Live From the 2004 Genoa Charter Meeting
Tune Into the Exclusive Radio Interviews With:
Michael White of CavendishWhite and Chairman of the 16th International Yacht
Jonathan Beckett, Nigel Burgess Group
Jeff Houlgrave of Camper & Nicholso... (more)
An impressive array of more than 50 Greek-flagged yachts made for an
It was a picture postcard morning on the island of Poros, Greece. The only
sound breaking the silence was the chiming of the clock tower high on the
hill, standing watch over the harbor below. The villagers were making their
way into town and the shops and tavernas were beginning to open. The first
ferry from the mainland would arrive shortly and the island would once again
bustle with activity.
But this was no ordinary morning. In fact, nothing about the last few days
had been "ordinary." The Third International Yachting Symposium had filled
the quiet harbor of Poros, Greece to capacity with an incredible display of
Greek-flagged yachts. The crews, the owners, and private yacht brokers from
all over the world had invaded the tiny island of Poros. Tavernas were
overflowing, the... (more)
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.
So far, on the second day of the show... (more)