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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)

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)

Monaco Yacht Show 2005 Live Coverage Announced by International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine

International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine - News  Coverage EXCLUSIVE GOOGLE NEWS by YV&C International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine - YV&C announced today the details of its live coverage of the 15th Annual Monaco Yacht Show. YV&C is the first and only media company in Monaco Yacht Show's 15 year history, to bring a live coverage of this year's show through its live reports, breaking news stories, through the world's first and only branded yacht blog community authors at, and its revolutionary streaming television coverage (also introduced by YV&C for the first time to the marine media audience),  YachtChartersMagazine.TV. International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine is published by Kircaali Media, a subsidiary of SYS-CON Media, which is also know as the most powerful i-technology media company in North America. YV&C is introducing ... (more)

St. Maarten Charter Yacht Exhibition 2005 Photo Album

YV&C International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine reports: St. Maarten Charter Yacht Exhibition 2005 Photo Album is updated daily during the show. Enjoy YV&C's live photo coverage and stay tuned for exclusive interviews from St. Maarten broadcast live on YachtChartersMagazine.TV ... (more)

Julia Simpson Launches "OCEAN Independence Magazine" on Ulitzer

Julia Simpson launched this morning the OCEAN Independence Magazine on OCEAN Independence (OCI) presents the way forward in luxury yachting. With over 30 years experience our multilingual team provide sound advice on all aspects of owning, buying, selling, building and managing private or charter yachts. With 16 offices worldwide we have a uniquely global perspective with the benefit of local expertise, upholding our promise of "Global vision. Local insight." Following the friendly acquisition of long standing and respected competitor Cavendish White in April 2008, OCI is now one of the industry's largest brokerage companies, managing an impressive Central Agency list of yachts for sale and the second-largest fleet of crewed luxury charter yachts worldwide. Our New Construction division offers unparalleled expertise in the construction and commission o... (more)

New Discounts from Absolute Yachting

Absolute Yachting has just announced their new price reductions on their charter prices for bookings untill the 30th of March 2009.       PRICE REDUCTIONS!   PRICE REDUCTION FOR BOOKINGS UNTILL THE   30th of MARCH  2009 20% OFF ON THE CHARTER PRICE!!!! We all know TROJAN LEGEND (ex TROIA ) ,one of the most reputable gulets in Greece with experienced professional crew and great ambience!    Dear Colleauges, I am pleased to announce that  the owner of TROJAN LEGEND  is offering a  20 % off the regular  weekly charter rate , for confirmed bookings, until the end of March  2009 !!!  Her specifications have as follows: M/S   TROJAN LEGEND ( ex TROIA ), loa  112 ft,  can accommodate 12 guests in 6 cabins, with a crew of  5, cruising speed 12 knots/hour, fuel consumption 180 lts/hour , offered at a SPECIAL discounted weekly rate of EURO 35.840   for August and ... (more)

Combine Precise Search Results with Sophisticated Navigation

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)

Hooked On St. Martin and St. Barths

Two friends revisit the islands they fell in love with 30 years ago, and find that the essential pleasures remain. From the finest cuisine to the ultimate in shopping to the incredible beaches, everything takes on new meaning when experienced from aboard a charter yacht.   String bikini, one piece? String bikini, one piece? That was the hardest decision I faced when preparing for my midwinter trip to the Caribbean. The full-piece suit was the instant winner as the tiny crocheted string bikini was just a mere relic from my former life in the West Indies 30 years ago, when my best friend, Dana, and I, fresh out of college, decided to spend a few months "hitchhiking" on yachts.   In those days there were only a handful of charter boats, and even fewer large motoryachts, but we managed to find rides all the way from St. Thomas to Trinidad on many a beautiful boat incl... (more)

Chartering Enables Yacht Owners to Upgrade Their Boats

The principals of Trinity Yachts, John Dane, CEO, and Bill Smith, VP, sat down with YV & C publisher Fuat Kircaali to speak about the growth of the charter industry and how it affects them as yacht builders. Trinity Yachts, founded in 1988, is already known as the number one American shipyard. Since 1990, their 38-acre Louisiana facility - including 10 roofed acres - has turned out 33 hulls. Seven yachts are currently under construction. How did this dynamic company grow so rapidly? John Dane, CEO of Trinity Yachts, was running Trinity Industries' marine group in 1988, with 22 shipyards around the country building mostly commercial and military boats. Bill Smith, who was doing sales and marketing for the company, foresaw the rise of the yacht business and the two decided to diversify.   Their first yacht commission was fortuitous. It was designed by the leading Ge... (more)

A Yacht Charter Vacation From Venice to Croatia

Just five hours by boat from Venice and, also, best visited from the water, Croatia offers an unforgettable Mediterranean charter experience. No doubt about it - the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia is the hot new charter area in the Mediterranean. And for good reason: protected cruising, crystal-clear waters, drop-dead gorgeous scenery, and relief from the crowds and high prices of the Western Mediterranean. As distances between ports of call are short, you will cruise about two to four hours each day, leaving a maximum of daylight hours for onshore exploration, watersports, or simply relaxing and enjoying the five-star service aboard your yacht.   Boarding in Venice If you need a fix of bright lights, sophisticated elegance, museums, galleries, and designer shopping, start or end your charter in Venice, the jewel of the upper Adriatic Sea. There's no place quite like the... (more)

SuperYacht Radio Interviews Michael White, CavendishWhite Ltd.

Click here to listen to the interview... (Photo Copyright YV&C) May 4, 2004 Genoa Charter Meeting, Geno, Italy SuperYacht Radio ( interviews Michael White, chairman of CavendishWhite Ltd, which he started in 1989 with Mark Cavendish. (, and chairman of the 16th International Yacht Charter Meeting in Genoa. "Attendance is good, and now the real business of inspecting the boats is beginning," says White. Specifically directed toward the trade, charter brokers get a chance at the Genoa show to check that the boats have being pampered physically and that the crews are up to the highest possible standards. "On paper one boat can look as good as another," he says, "but if the crew aren't up to snuff or if the vessel has had some maintenance issues with it, it can be a very different kettle of fish." Click here to listen to th... (more)