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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)

Monaco Yacht Show 2005 Live Coverage - P/Y Annaliesse Raises The Bar in Yacht Charter

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 pleasure. 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)

Monaco Yacht Show Live Coverage Photo Album

Andreas Liveras of Liveras Yachts, Nicholas Edmiston of Edmiston and Company, Alex Braden of Yachting Partners International, Peter Croke of Merle Wood and Associates, Michael White of Cavendish White were all on the docks the first day of 15th Annual Monaco Yacht Show. Andreas Liveras of Liveras Yachts with Carmen Gonzalez and Robyn Forma of International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine, the first day of 15th Annual Monaco Yacht Show. Liveras is holding the current issue of YV&C, which has an exclusive article on P/Y Annaliesse. (September 21, 2005, Monaco) - This year's MYS Monaco Yacht Show Catalogue   (September 21, 2005, Monaco) - Andreas Liveras of Liveras Yachts with Carmen Gonzalez and Robyn Forma of International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine, the first day of 15th Annual Monaco Yacht Show. Liveras is holding the current issue of YV&C, which has an... (more)

YV&C on E!

Jim Araiza went to Hollywood for an interview with E! Entertainment Television and answered a few questions for their “Summer Entertainment Guide News Special”.  The show (check local listings for airtime) covers a number of packages on what’s hot this summer from vacation spots, yachts, jets, to new gadgets – basicically what you’ll find in the pages of Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine! What is it about yachting that is exotic and exciting? It’s all about “exploration”  and the mystery that unfolds as you cruise, especially in the tropics of the Caribbean.  From the oceanside, the islands look much as they did when pirates and explorers sailed the Caribbean. There are still old forts and cannons, and shipwrecks.  On shore, you see the real world - cars, traffic, crowds. But at sea, you see the real beauty of the isla... (more)

iPhone Surfing with Fast Pages

A vast majority of users of Blackberry, Blackjack, Pearl, Nokia, Treo, LG, Motorola Q, iPhone and all smartphones say they now use them solely for e-mail and text messaging with an occasional disappointing peak at the web. This failure is largely due to the hassle of typing lengthy web addresses on tiny keyboards, difficult downloads that often don't work and websites that are not user-friendly on mobile. To combat precisely this problem, says Chris Chilvers, CEO of The Fast Pages, a completely free and unique mobile web directory has been released "with lightning-fast access to thousands of the best most mobile friendly websites and even more touch-to-dial phone numbers." Called The Fast Pages or TFP, the directory will be particularly helpful for new iPhone users who may find their keyboard challenging at first. "iPhone users can now surf the web immediately without t... (more)

Andreas Liveras, Much Beloved Icon of Yacht Charter Industry Killed in Terorist Attacks of Mumbai

The announcement that Liveras Yachts sent to YV&C - International Yacht Vacations and Charters Magazine publisher Fuat Kircaali on Friday, November 28, 2008, 9:00am New York time reads: Announcement Relating to the Death of Andreas Liveras "It is with much regret that Liveras Yachts must announce the death of our Chairman Andreas Liveras who was killed during the terrorist attacks which have been taking place in Mumbai over the last 24 hours. Not only was Andreas one of the great entrepreneurs and characters of the yachting business; he was also a much loved and respected father, grandfather and friend. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him and knew him. Andreas’s family extend their thanks to all of those who have sent messages of sympathy and support, they are greatly appreciated." (September 21, 2005, Monaco) - Andreas Liveras of Liveras Yachts with Carmen... (more)

Yacht Charter Blog Launched on Ulitzer

Ulitzer.com launched this morning the Yacht Charter Comunity Blog on Ulitzer.com. Yacht chartering is the practice of renting, or chartering, a sailboat or motor yacht and travelling to various coastal or island destinations. This is usually a vacation activity, but it also can be a corporate event. There are two main kinds of charter: bareboat and crewed. Bareboat charters involve a person renting a boat and skippering it themselves. Most bareboat companies also offer courses to teach basic seamanship and prepare people for bareboat chartering. These companies also sometimes provide skippered charters, meaning that boat comes with a skipper but no additional crew. Crewed charter means the yacht comes with a crew. This can be anything from a 35-foot boat with a husband-and-wife team serving as captain and chef to a 300-foot boat with a squad of 30 or more crew memb... (more)

The Ancient City of Perge

From the Turkish Riviera Magazine Perge, originally, a Hellenistic settlement, later developed into a thriving Roman city, is a historicist's delight. Situated only 18 km from Antalya in the Pamphylia plain, Perge has a long legacy (almost from 1500 B.C.) to narrate with its initial inhabitants being the Hittites. Its importance also lies in the fact that the ruins of the Roman city provides a very complete picture of the past, thus making it archaeologically invaluable. However, even if you are wondering how an archaeologically fertile site could ever interest you, you should never miss a chance of visiting it. For Perge has much to offer for the vacationer as well, it has a unique blend of the exotic and the ancient. The ancient city of Perge was the capital of the Pamphylia region, now the province of Antalya on the southwestern Mediterranean coast of Turkey. It... (more)

You May Now Follow Rebecca Riley of Paradise Yacht Charters on Twitter

Yacht Charter Blog You may now follow Rebecca Riley of Paradise Yacht Charters on Twitter (www.twitter.com/TheYachtGirl) or at (www.twitter.com/iamrebeccariley). Rebecca Riley is president of Paradise Yacht Charters, Inc., and has been in the yacht charter business for almost 15 years. She loves traveling to new and unusual destinations and finding great locations for that "perfect" charter. (www.paradiseyachtcharters.com). Ulitzer content is grouped in 25 distinct subjects from "Aerospace and Defense" to "Travel and Hospitality." Each subject group offers an unlimited number of topics, and each topic may contain thousands of peer-reviewed feature stories, bylined articles, blog posts, news, reviews, commentary, and unique editorial content authored by top experts in their fields. Ulitzer is designed to replace Wikipedia with Its three-dimensional live content offer... (more)

First Week Fast Growth

Stock Photography So, the first week "on the air" went very well. Not an easy week, but remarkable good. We rapidly increase our midstock and microstock collection of royalty free images and this keeps our hands busy all the time. The infrastructure we choose for www.pixamba.com is extremely versatile and can be adjusted according to the system load and storage capacity. Since both the load and the images collection growth all the time, and fast, we work around the clock ensuring high system uptime and short response time. It seems that we are on the right way: the response time of the system is very good even now and it is going to be even faster soon, when we'll do some more IT & development work. Meanwhile, our editors receive daily hundreds of adorable new royalty free photos and illustrations like this one:   Thank you all, our new customers for your support ... (more)