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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)

Mayor of Bodrum Mehmet Kocadon Should Just Hang Himself

Turkish Riviera, the Turquoise Coast Magazine Every year gulet (wooden yachts)  owners and Bodrum's "blue voyage" tourism industry bring tens of thousands of tourists to Aquarium and other local spots by boat. And every year tourists enjoy the same garbage and litter mountains which were left behind by animals (I can't call them human beings) on the shore. Here are my questions:  1) Where is the mayor of Bodrum, and what is he doing? http://www.bodrum.bel.tr. The mayor's name apparently is Mehmet Kocadon. Well he is directly responsible from this embarrassing picture. 2) What i... (more)

IBM Helps MarineMax Drive Smarter Retail Operations

NEW YORK, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 2010 NRF CONFERENCE -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today that MarineMax, (NYSE: HZO), the largest recreational boat retailer in the United States, is using IBM business analytics to streamline operational planning, improve decision-making, and enforce more consistent, collaborative information access across the company. Since implementing the solutions, the retailer has been able to cut inventory costs, improve return on marketing spending, and reduce overall planning cycles from months to just a few weeks, among other benefits. (Log... (more)

SuperYacht Radio Interviews Jeff Houlgrave, Camper & Nicholson Marinas and Tony di Maio, of Team Malta

Click here to listen to the interview...   (Photo Copyright YV&C) May 4, 2004 Genoa Charter Meeting, Geno, Italy SuperYacht Radio Interviews Jeff Houlgrave, Sales & Marketing Director of Camper & Nicholson Marinas & Tony di Maio, of Team Malta, about Grand Harbour Marina, Malta - the Mediterranean's newest marina. "Malta is strategically located and is ideally suited as a home port for the yacht whose owner wishes to cruise widely," explains Houlgrave. In fact for a typical large yacht, he points out, Grand Harbour Marina is only about 2-days sailing time from the principle yachti... (more)

Tiger Woods Sues Christensen Shipyards for Breaking Privacy Agreement

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... (more)

Cruising the Coral Sea

  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 ... (more)