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There was a time when airplane and yacht companies had about as much in common as oil and water. But these days, the two industries have been combining forces to provide enhanced services and mutually beneficial experiences to clients. Now, you can get a discount on a yacht charter if you're a Sentient club member or free Marquis plane hours with the purchase of a new boat.    "Our thinking is that people who like to fly planes also charter yachts," says Jamie Edmiston, president of Edmiston Yacht charters in Los Angeles, California. "We felt that having a marketing partner in the private aviation industry is a natural fit." Perhaps more logical than natural is Edmiston's partnership with industry leader NetJets, which has the largest fleet of private aircraft in the world. Combine that with a global yacht company that routinely charters yachts in excess of 300 fe... (more)

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David Gilmour Earns Asian Match Racing Entry at Monsoon Cup

Kuala Lumpur, Nov 5, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - T-Best Events Sdn Bhd, the organising authority of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour's (AWMRT) season ending Monsoon Cup have today announced that the top placed Australian from the 2012 Warren Jones International Regatta will be invited as the Asian Match Racing entry to the upcoming Monsoon Cup. David Gilmour, the top placed Australian from the Warren Jones Regatta, was obviously very pleased to given the news. "Cool! - I have been trying to qualify for the Monsoon Cup for the past two years, where I have travelled to Kuala Terengganu to compete in the Asian Match Racing Championships and although I have made the finals on both occasions, haven't quite made it to the BIG event. So to qualify from my result at the 2012 Warren Jones Regatta is especially rewarding," said Gilmour when contacted at his hometown in Perth. N... (more)

Windstar Cruises Introduces Three New Itineraries in the Baltic

SEATTLE, Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Windstar Cruises, which operates a fleet of three luxury sailing yachts that explore hidden harbors and secluded coves of the world's most treasured destinations, introduces three new Baltic itineraries this summer on the 312-guest Wind Surf at exceptional values.    From the glittering styles and vibrant harbors of Scandinavia's capital cities, to the hidden coves and ancient mysteries of Northern Europe's beautiful islands and quaint villages, discover the Baltics under full sail with two-for-one savings fares plus two free hotel nights in embarkation or disembarkation port cities. Capitals of Scandinavia Experience the gentle beauty, intriguing culture and beguiling city life of thoroughly modern Scandinavia. Vibrant with urban energy and world-class art, Scandinavia's capital cities sparkle with lively entertainment and ... (more)

Arabian Knights and Their Floating Palaces

Some of the largest, most opulent yachts in the world belong to Arab royalty and businessmen. Only one, Phocea, the largest privately owned sailing yacht in the world, owned by a woman, is available for charter. Arab royalty and oil sheiks, like most Western elite with a taste for a lavish lifestyle, are fond of adding a megayacht or two as part of their big ticket possessions since they constitute the ultimate status symbol. A mega or super yacht is defined as a private luxury cruising vessel that is at least 85 feet in length. Some currently being built are surpassing 450ft! At one time a 75ft boat was considered large. Now even 150ft is seen as modest. The cost can run in the tens of millions of dollars, and annual running expenses can add an average of 10-12% of the yacht's value. (September 21, 2005, Monaco) - Carmen Gonzalez and Robyn Forma with Lady Maura duri... (more)

Celebrity Yacht Charters From Monaco to Saint-Tropez

There's no place in the world that can compete with the glamour of the Côte d'Azur, and there's no better way to experience all it has to offer than from aboard a private yacht. That's why Ivana Trump has cruised there for more than 20 years, and describes it as "heaven on earth." Summer does not arrive quietly in the south of France. The season kicks off in a flurry of activity with two prestigious fixtures on the international social calendar: the Monaco Grand Prix and the Cannes Film Festival. Both take place on one of the most exclusive stretches of coastline in Europe - the Côte d'Azur. For decades the French Riviera has been synonymous with glamorous people and a jet-set lifestyle. During the summer months there are few places in the world that can boast more celebrities, more parties, or a more cosmopolitan atmosphere than this region of France. From hitting... (more)

Who Will Buy Larry Ellison's (World's Largest) Megayacht?

International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine - News  Coverage EXCLUSIVE GOOGLE NEWS by YV&C Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine's editor-at-large reports: Ever since Larry Ellison agreed last week to an unusual settlement to end the "derivative lawsuits" against him resulting from insider trading allegations dating back to 2001, a settlement which will cost $122.5M, the megayachting world has been abuzz with speculation as who could afford to buy the 452-foot Rising Sun megayacht from him – the world's largest yacht – and maybe help defray some of that expense. Bigger even than Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen's massive 414-foot Octopus, Rising Sun made her first visit to the South of France in May 2005 during the Cannes Festival and just prior to the Monaco Grand Prix and has been mentioned in the same breath as steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, owner of a $128M ho... (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, as a product endorser. Christensen is accused of not only boasting about whom the yacht's owner is, but also allegedly distributing photos of the vessel, christened 'Privacy,' to magazines and other sources, and displayed them during a recent Miami boat show. The November issue of Power &... (more)

Highlights From Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show

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)

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)

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)