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  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 all but disappears at high tide and receives very few visitors. With snorkels by our sides and clutching flutes of chilled champagne, we stretched out in the sunshine on our private atoll of isolation. Although we were a mere half-day sail from the popular holiday haven of Port Douglas, my ... (more)

Newport, Rhode Island 2005 International Yacht Charter Meeting

The 23rd Annual Newport Spring Charter Yacht Show took place this week at the Newport Shipyard, Newport, Rhode Island. This year, more than 30 charter yachts and more than 100 charter brokers, press, and industry professionals participated at this annual event. On Wednesday, Newport Charter Yacht Seminar presented speakers such as Brian Piers of Homeland Security and Customs, Robert Peck of MARSH Insurance, Rupert Conner of Luxury Yacht Group, and Kurt Bosshardt on Contract topics. Tom B. Rowe, managing director and Patty Martin, charter fleet manager of NYM Worldwide greeted the crew, captains and attending delegates of this year event. Churchill Yachts, Cox Marine, Fraser Yachts, International Yacht Collection, Koch Newton & Partners, Luxury Yacht Group, Merle Wood & Associates, Newport Yacht Management, Nicholson Yacht Charters, The Sacks Group, and independent ... (more)

SCYE 2004 - The Best Organized Charter Yacht Show Ever!

Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting 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 All photos copyright YV&C and published in date/time order (December 7, 2004, AM) - The entrance to the SCYE2004 Hospitality Pavilion and the main docks of the exhibition. The first annual St. Maarten Charter Yacht Exhibition - SCYE2004 - opened this morning with an impressive organization and beautiful presentation. Mostly superyachts lined the docks of several marinas accessible by water taxis. Brokers enjoyed viewing a variety of popular charter yachts, including some that are not often at shows. One of our favorites so far: LADY MADELYN, a 122ft classic Italian yacht with a fabulous crew. Wat... (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)

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)

Wine Tasting at Sea

Wine Blog on Ulitzer Whether at home or at sea, the owners of Paraffin are never without an incomparable wine collection. Here, their wine steward, Laurent Barbier, describes the special design features implemented in the construction of the yacht's wine cellar and dining room, and what he has to consider when serving the valuable stock to guests. After many years of training in several exceptional restaurants in France, and aboard the luxury liner Queen Elizabeth II, I finally discovered the world of private yachting, first on Rasselas, and for the past seven years, on Paraffin, a 197ft Feadship based in northern Europe in the summer and the Caribbean in the winter. As the owners' personal wine steward, I alternate between Paraffin and their various residences. The owners of Paraffin are great wine connoisseurs. They have beautiful cellars in all their houses; the... (more)

YV&C's "SuperYacht Radio" Makes Its Debut at the Genoa Yacht Charter Meeting

(Photo Copyright YV&C) May 6, 2004 Genoa Charter Meeting, Genoa, Italy SuperYacht Radio ( was in attendance at the 16th International Yacht Charter Meeting in Genoa, Italy, held May 3 - 8 with the authority of the Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association (MYBA) and supported by the American Yacht Charter Association (AYCA). YV&C - International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine was a sponsor of this year's Genoa Charter Meeting. Listen to movers and shakers of the yacht charter world being interviewed live at the Marina Molo Vecchio, Genoa right here on   SuperYacht Radio Live From the 2004 Genoa Charter Meeting  Tune Into the Exclusive Radio Interviews With: Michael White of CavendishWhite and Chairman of the 16th International Yacht Charter Meeting Jonathan Beckett, Nigel Burgess Group Jeff Houlgrave of Camper & Nicholso... (more)

Third International Yachting Symposium

An impressive array of more than 50 Greek-flagged yachts made for an enjoyable show. It was a picture postcard morning on the island of Poros, Greece. The only sound breaking the silence was the chiming of the clock tower high on the hill, standing watch over the harbor below. The villagers were making their way into town and the shops and tavernas were beginning to open. The first ferry from the mainland would arrive shortly and the island would once again bustle with activity.   But this was no ordinary morning. In fact, nothing about the last few days had been "ordinary." The Third International Yachting Symposium had filled the quiet harbor of Poros, Greece to capacity with an incredible display of Greek-flagged yachts. The crews, the owners, and private yacht brokers from all over the world had invaded the tiny island of Poros. Tavernas were overflowing, the... (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)

SS Delphine with Ineke Bruynooghe

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