What's better than relaxing beside the ocean at a luxury resort, cool drink next to you, being waited on hand and foot? How about doing the same thing aboard a megayacht, where all those amenities and more are yours? And instead of having to share the pool, sauna, or watertoys with strangers, the only other guests
There was so much dust in the air in St. Thomas this summer that Pamela Wilson could taste it. "You can hear it in my voice," she said in early July. "I can’t breathe."
It can be difficult to think of a luxury yacht charter as a business proposition. Top-deck Jacuzzis, gourmet food and wine, and pristine stretches of beaches, after all, are the kinds of things you seek out when you hope to leave the concept of “market share” behind.
Yet for the countless people who work in the worldwide charter marketplace, every weeklong booking is in fact a small piece
PMY’s executive editor Diane M. Byrne and associate editor Elizabeth Ginns Britten spent the day in Newport, Rhode Island onboard the new 144-foot charter yacht
Power & Motoryacht’s Editor-at-Large Capt. Richard Thiel, who steered the direction of the magazine as Editor-in-Chief for 25 years, passed away recently. Now Executive Editor Capt. Bill Pike shares memories of his colleague and friend. Read what he had to say here. ▶
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