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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)

St. Maarten Charter Yacht Exhibition 2005 Photo Album

YV&C International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine reports: St. Maarten Charter Yacht Exhibition 2005 Photo Album is updated daily during the show. Enjoy YV&C's live photo coverage and stay tuned for exclusive interviews from St. Maarten broadcast live on YachtChartersMagazine.TV ... (more)

Hooked On St. Martin and St. Barths

Two friends revisit the islands they fell in love with 30 years ago, and find that the essential pleasures remain. From the finest cuisine to the ultimate in shopping to the incredible beaches, everything takes on new meaning when experienced from aboard a charter yacht.   String bikini, one piece? String bikini, one piece? That was the hardest decision I faced when preparing for my midwinter trip to the Caribbean. The full-piece suit was the instant winner as the tiny crocheted string bikini was just a mere relic from my former life in the West Indies 30 years ago, when my best friend, Dana, and I, fresh out of college, decided to spend a few months "hitchhiking" on yachts.   In those days there were only a handful of charter boats, and even fewer large motoryachts, but we managed to find rides all the way from St. Thomas to Trinidad on many a beautiful boat incl... (more)

SuperYacht Conference Sessions

Safety is Your Best Insurance Policy JOHN STRONG, INAMAR RECREATION MARINE INSURANCE NAMS-CMS MARINE Advisory Services Large yacht maintenance and crew training for the safety of your guests and crew - an insurance company loss-control perspective. BIO: John Strong has had a long career in the marine industry, founding and selling businesses along the way. He is a USCG licensed Master, and a member of the National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS). Advanced Electrical Power Systems for Superyacht Marine Applications MARK SIIRA, KOHLER COMPANY Director, Switchgear Systems America, Power System Advances in technology have continually been made in industrial power systems for the past 6-7 years resulting in significant cost reduction and performance improvement as well as better reliability. The marine market has not developed in this area as rapidly. New entries into the... (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)

Emerald Bay Yacht Charter Vacation

YV&C International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine reports: A secret oasis awaits yacht charter guests to an elite paradise destination called Emerald Bay. Until now the shallow waters of the Exuma Islands made navigating challenging for megayachts wanting to find refuge. For the first time in the family islands, The Marina at Emerald Bay provides dockage for vessels up to 225’ and grants access for megayachts to enjoy the serenity of Great Exuma and exclusivity of The Four Seasons Resort. Yacht charterers can embrace the perfect charter itinerary and either begin or end their yacht charter vacation in the luxurious amenities that Emerald Bay offers guests.  Just minutes north of Georgetown, The Marina at Emerald Bay will become a gateway for the yachting connoisseur and a Mecca for the discerning traveler.   The Exumas are primarily known for their pristine b... (more)

Destination Paradise on a Yacht Charter with M/Y Northern Light

Following five successful years chartering in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, the sumptuous 151ft Royal Van Lent Feadship, Northern Light, will embark on her most exotic journey yet: the sun-drenched islands of the Indian Ocean. It’s difficult to envision a more alluring destination, a tropical haven of unspoiled nature, rich with coral reefs and teeming with bird and aquatic life. An immense island chain where sparkling blue lagoons combine with sugary white sands, and trips ashore to ancient temples and tea, cinnamon and avocado  plantations reveal a colorful culture, steeped in history. Even better, the intriguing Indian Ocean, the third largest of the world’s oceans, bounded by Asia, Africa and Australia, is also one of the few areas of the world that remains relatively free of large-scale commercialism and mass tourism. Lest you think its isla... (more)

A Yacht Charter Vacation in the Bahamas

The place is being developed faster than you can say “conch fritter”, though, and the assortment of inns, resorts, hotels and other places to hang hat and anchor can be a challenge to negotiate.  Here we profile four hotels of disparate flavors, each catering to a particular type of traveler. Atlantis:  The Place to Drop Anchor Atlantis is ideal for vacationers whose tastes run to the colossal, the bustling, the all-inclusive, those with impatient children, or all of the above.  It’s a city unto itself, a Times Square in the middle of sunny paradise, and it’s growing, too; construction was going on during our trip for a new wing of suites which will probably need their own zip code.  We’d need a dictionary-sized tome to touch on every last amenity it offers, but suffice it to say the Atlantis has 2,300 guest accommodations in its Royal To... (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)

Croatia Yacht Charter Presents Magnum Nautica

Magnum Nautica, the first luxury yacht charter Croatia company has announced that it has added a new luxury charter yacht to its existing fleet of 10 other luxury and charter yachts. This foremost Croatia yacht charter company has added Sunseeker Manhattan 60 to its fleet, making it an ideal choice as a luxury charter yacht for family vacations in the Adriatic waters. Announcing the addition of this mid-sized luxury yacht to the fleet of Magnum Nautica, its spokesperson, Dragica Gadzo, said, “The Sunseeker Manhattan 60, named Rej, is a luxury charter yacht in these areas which comes with three fully furnished luxury cabins.” Adding further, she said, “The yacht can carry a guest load of six people who will be accommodated in three double cabins. The master stateroom offers wardrobes and a generous en suite with a large shower.” The other two equally luxurious cabin... (more)

Business Process Reengineering Through Web Services

Promise:Web services will be revolutionary! Reality: What's a Web service for? What's the investment case? Problem: Most discussions of new solutions based on Web-services architectures focus on them from an IT-centric perspective Solution: An alternative view that helps to envision new solutions and prioritize investment in them starts with understanding business processes end-to-end from the perspective of user experiences. Specifically: Are users' choices usefully expanded? Is the aggregation of information automated sufficiently to save valuable time? Do integration savings get channeled into features, content enhancement, and design improvements that raise user adoption and retention? A Better Noise Filter Web services, XML, UDDI, SOAP, WSDL, .NET. Today it seems that anyone even thinking of investing in technology to solve a business problem is immediately overwhe... (more)