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From "Turkish Riviera, the Turquoise Cost" magazine Lake Koycegiz in the south of Turkey, is very close to Dalaman airport, and almost an hour away from both Marmaris and Fethiye, the two of the most important touristic centers of Turkey. Around Koycegiz lake you can find many touristic attractions such as the ancient city of Kaunos, the famous beach at Iztuzu, the Dalyan village, the labyrinth of the twining channels of Dalyan that lead to Kaunos and Iztuzu beach, the famous Tombs of Kings on the steep cliffs just opposite the Dalyan village, and the mud baths at Sultaniye kaplicalari or spas are all within the borders of the quiet Koycegiz village. The waters of the lake flow through the channels of Dalyan and eventually they open into the sea between Iztuzu beach and the ancient Kaunos city. Iztuzu beach is famous for its perfect sand and the Caretta Caretta sea ... (more)

SuperYacht Radio Interviews Michael White, CavendishWhite Ltd.

Click here to listen to the interview... (Photo Copyright YV&C) May 4, 2004 Genoa Charter Meeting, Geno, Italy SuperYacht Radio (www.SuperYachtRadio.com) interviews Michael White, chairman of CavendishWhite Ltd, which he started in 1989 with Mark Cavendish. (www.cavendishwhite.com), and chairman of the 16th International Yacht Charter Meeting in Genoa. "Attendance is good, and now the real business of inspecting the boats is beginning," says White. Specifically directed toward the trade, charter brokers get a chance at the Genoa show to check that the boats have being pampered physically and that the crews are up to the highest possible standards. "On paper one boat can look as good as another," he says, "but if the crew aren't up to snuff or if the vessel has had some maintenance issues with it, it can be a very different kettle of fish." Click here to listen to th... (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)

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)

Review of Monaco Yacht Show 2005 "Monaco Makes Massive Waves"

YV&C International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine reports: Everyone was happy with this year’s Monaco Yacht Show! Held in September at Port Hercule in the prestigious and fairytale port of Monaco with its magnificent views of the Alps and the Mediterranean sea, the show lived up to its name as the world’s premier luxury yacht show. The Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) is the only nautical trade show in the world with a focus on boats of 20m and over and big was the name of the game. Gigantic and sumptuous yachts with their tall masts aimed high towards the French Alps impressing visitors by their immense size. The other advantage of this show is that you get to see these big babies floating elegantly in their natural habitat, the crystal clear water of the Med – a real advantage to brokers who want to take clients out for a test sail. Although some rain ... (more)

Easing the Move from Yacht Charters to Yacht Ownership

YV&C International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine reports: For the past 30 years, First New England Financial (FNE) has focused on small to mid-size yacht loans.  When the decision was made by FNE’s parent company, North Fork Bank, to enter the superyacht financing arena, Michael Lynch, President of FNE, went to the person who wrote the book in this marketplace. YV&C:  Mr. Lynch, can you tell us something  about First New England and North Fork Bank? ML:  First New England Financial has been in yacht financing for over 30 years. When North Fork Bank, a $60 Billion financial institution, acquired FNE, they soon realized that they needed to complement their existing yacht business.  North Fork Bank was excited about bringing on board George Shull as Senior Vice President / Superyacht Financing. George is the man who helped create this industry over 15 years... (more)

Luxury Living With A Yacht in Your Yard

Once upon a short time ago a French man named François Spoerry had a unique and watery vision for his yacht. His wish was to create a beautiful home where he could moor his boat in the backyard – the visionary Gallic was an avid sailor as well as being a creative architect. And lucky for an elite few, his wish came true. The development he designed in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez in the south of France has attracted investors and yacht owners from all over the world who appreciate his excellent taste in real estate and the perfect location on the Mediterranean Sea. An added attraction is the mild micro-climate and sheltered harbour that Port Grimaud enjoys, which is thanks to protection from the Alps to the north. Just think Venice but in the south of France! The exclusive complex with its playful colours was designed to resemble the romantic Italian city with th... (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)

Offering Insights, Showcasing Implementations, Bursting Bubbles

With this issue we begin our Grand Jury on Wi-Fi. It doesn't matter where you look any more, whether in the major newspapers and weeklies or the specialist technology magazines, Wi-Fi is everywhere. But what is the business model driving this explosion of interest and attention? That's what WBT - on behalf of the industry at large - is asking. Wireless does not need another bubble. You need only to stop five wireless analysts to get six different answers, of course, and it isn't much better if you restrict your investigations to the Wi-Fi wannabes themselves, whether it be to the niche players with a "killer bizplan" that momentarily (or so at least they say) are about to be capitalized to the tune of tens of millions of dollars, or to the giants like Cisco and Intel, or the current user base of Wi-Fi today - the road warriors, the conference bloggers, the students ... (more)