Charter

Finding a Charter Broker

By | Posted December 2011

Finding a Charter Broker: The best times you’ve had with family and friends have been on the water, on your own boat. Why not sample some of the other waters around the...

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Easy Does It

By | Posted August 2009

For many of us, the dream of owning a boat goes something like this: You buy a beautiful, powerful vessel that somehow stays in mint condition with minimal work and cost. You run...

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Spirit, Love, Truth

By | Posted February 2009

The store in the shopping center in West Palm Beach, Florida was exactly like Capt. Bart Miller had described it on the phone. A big black-and-gold sign over the door proclaimed:...

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Birth of a Destination

By | Posted September 2008

Laurence Provost kneels on the sofa, her fingers wrapped delicately yet deliberately over its back edge. The French charter broker peers intently out the Azimut 74's port-side...

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The Secret Sea

By | Posted June 2008

Have you ever been somewhere so unspoiled, so beautiful, so perfect you were afraid to tell anyone about it for fear they'd go there and ruin it? That's how I felt after a one-...

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How To Hop

By | Posted April 2008

I saw about 300 charter yachts in 2007. Most of them I toured at boat shows at a pace of at least ten yachts a day. My stack of collected brochures from last year alone is more...

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Land of Smiles

By | Posted March 2008

I cannot imagine how the crew felt behind the galley door.It was about 7:30 at night off the eastern coast of Phuket, Thailand, and I was sitting at the regal dining table onboard...

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A Hint of Charter

By | Posted September 2007

I had used the C word. And now the sommelier was rabid.It was sometime between glass number seven and glass number nine on the tasting menu that I innocently, if perhaps a bit...

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Podcast: Kim Kavin Interview - Charter 101

By | Posted September 2007

Executive Editor Diane M. Byrne interviews Kim Kavin, the leading charter expert, to find out the latest trends in yacht charter and why it doesn’t have to be as expensive as you...

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The Next Wave

By | Posted September 2007

The charter world has its share of classic destinations: the Western Med, the Virgin Islands, the Bahamas. With awesome beauty and amenities galore, it's no wonder they're so...

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Man of the Hour

By | Posted September 2007

Southeastern Canada is definitely an off-the-beaten-course destination, one that bursts with harbors and history from the border of Maine up to Newfoundland and beyond. In other,...

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Natural Law

By | Posted September 2007

On the southwest corner of a small Greek island called Symi, there is a harbor surrounded on two sides by wild brush and on the third by a sprawling monastery. The ornate, 18th-...

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Privileged Privacy

By | Posted January 2007

If you have the means to enjoy a high-end yacht charter yet still haven’t experienced one, keep reading. Or if you have taken one yet have concluded that there’s nothing else that...

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