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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)

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)

2004 Newport Spring Charter Yacht Show

Order a FREE Copy of the 2004 Newport Spring Charter Yacht Show "Official Show Directory" including "Show Daily" and "Photo Album" -->   The 2004 Newport Spring Charter Yacht Show Official Show Directory was produced and distributed by YV&C - International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine   Please fill out the form above to receive a FREE COPY of the Official Show Directory, including Show Daily (Includes Show Photo Album)-->   2004 Show Sponsors: Bridge Liquors, Distinctive Charter Yachts, International Yacht Collection, International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine, Hinckley Marine Insurance, Marsh, Nicholson Yachts, ShowBoats International, and. The Sacks Group.    Print the "List of 2004 Attending Agents Page" Print the "2004 Newport Spring Charter Yacht Show Directory" -->   2004 Newport Charter Yacht Show Photo Album:   (June 9, 2004) - 2004 Newport Sprin... (more)

A Yacht Charter for Every Budget

The more I attend yacht shows and travel aboard various vessels, the more it becomes apparent that there is, indeed, a yacht for every budget and for every need. From 45ft bareboat catamarans to luxury crewed charters, from family reunions to corporate events, the experience can be yours. At this year's 45th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, one of the largest in the world, interest was strong in boats of all sizes, from canoes to megayachts. The YV&C staff spent most of our time at the Bahia Mar and Las Olas marinas, viewing the superyachts (see our show album in this issue). Three of our favorites were the 143ft Van Mill, Starship, which features an incredible formal dining room with a panoramic view and an elegant foyer enhanced with makore and mahogony woods. Should you need transport while on board, you can hop on Starship's very own helicopter. Wi... (more)

On-board Etiquette

Some may underestimate the importance of proper yachting etiquette, but following simple rules can be a matter of safety as well as respect.  When chartering a yacht, you may feel luxuriously spoiled, as the crew's number one goal is to please you. Even though they are there to "serve" you, remember, they are not your "servants." Some of the following rules of etiquette may seem like common sense, but you would be surprised at how many guests forget to apply them. The crew and your fellow passengers will be truly appreciative if you keep these points in mind. 1.  Ask permission to come aboard Stepping on board a yacht is much like entering someone's home. You would never enter without first ringing the bell or knocking and waiting for someone to invite you in. The same courtesy applies when boarding your chartered yacht. It is considered proper etiquette to ask the ca... (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  YachtBlogs.com, 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)

Terms You Should Know About Chartering a Yacht in Bodrum

Western Mediterranean Terms. (WMT) The charter fee includes the use of the yacht and equipment, the crew's wages and insurance.  The charterer will be charged at cost for all other expenses including fuel, food and beverages for the charter party, berthing charges and port taxes, charges for water and electricity taken from shore, laundry, telephone and SatCom costs.  A number of large yachts use WMT while operating in the Adriatic, Aegean and Caribbean. Eastern Mediterranean Terms. (EMT) The charter fee includes the use of the yacht and equipment, crew's wages and food, insurance, breakfast and lunch and fuel for a specified number of hours cruising per day, averaged throughout the charter. Usually, berthing dues and harbor charges also are included.  The charterer will be charged for fuel for the tenders, dinner on board, beverages, laundry and telephone Standard Cari... (more)

Cognacs of France

If you aren’t yet ready to consider France heaven, it might be that you haven’t sampled the right bottle of cognac.  Writer Scott Rose here gives a primer on cognac culture and guidelines for finding the crème de la crème of cognacs.   A French expression that means ‘The Land of Plenty,” Le Pays de Cocagne, suitably describes the Charente region of southwest France, home to the king of brandies, cognac.  Charming villages dot the vineyard-rich countryside, churches and chateaux bear witness to history, and the rites of cognac production are central to life.     Local legend has it that the double distillation requisite to cognac was invented at the beginning of the 1600s by Le Chevalier de la Croix Marron, a pious nobleman.  Le Chevalier had a nightmare about the devil attempting to boil his soul out of him.  The first attempt failed, so the de... (more)

Vasil Kadifeli Launches "Greek Isles in the Summer" Magazine on Ulitzer

Greek Isles in the Summer Magazine Vasil Kadifeli launched today "Greek Isles in the Summer" magazine on Ulitzer.com. Kadifeli, a native of Istanbul, Turkey, is a leading expert on Greek Islands travel and hot spots. Visitied more than 100 islands in the Aegian Sea, Vasil is introducing a new paradise on Earth every day. The Greek islands are traditionally grouped into the following clusters: The Argo-Saronic Islands in the Saronic gulf near Athens, the Cyclades, a large but dense collection occupying the central part of the Aegean Sea, the North Aegean islands, a loose grouping off the west coast of Turkey, the Dodecanese, another loose collection in the southeast between Crete and Turkey, the Sporades, a small tight group off the coast of Euboea, and the Ionian Islands, located to the west of the mainland in the Ionian Sea (one of these islands, Kythira, is off th... (more)

Julia Simpson Launches "OCEAN Independence Magazine" on Ulitzer

Julia Simpson launched this morning the OCEAN Independence Magazine on Ulitzer.com. 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)

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)