Posted: 25th June 2019 | Written by: Jonathan Browne
I am a sales broker and I have been for many years so it's no surprise that I advocate appointing a broker to help you with buying a new or pre-owned boat/yacht. The reason is simple, it's what we do. We listen; we try to understand the factors that are important or even mandatory in a buying decision. But the market may not always be as transparent as you might think.
Posted: 1st June 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline
Private beach clubs in France have been under threat for some time and, in 2016, an official beach decree limiting the number of beach clubs finally came into effect. However, it's not all bad news, and if you're heading to the south of France this summer, you’ll find a number of swanky new hangouts along with some old favourites.
Posted: 2nd May 2019 | Written by: Gemma Fottles
Five tips to mastering basic yacht etiquette: everything from what to wear on a yacht to how to treat your dedicated yacht crew with respect.
Posted: 12th April 2019 | Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2019 will be held from 17 to 21 June where Cannes transforms into the global headquarters of the entire marketing communications ecosystem. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a Cannes Lions stalwart, Bespoke Yacht Charter shares their practical guide to Cannes Lions 2019.
Posted: 26th March 2019 | Written by: TYBA
Clarification from the Turkish Yachting and Brokers Association about the current rules and regulations for yachts based in and/or chartering in and out of Turkey.
Posted: 19th March 2019 | Written by: Anne Sterringa - AEGY
The Spanish charter market has seen impressive growth since law changes to stimulate the sector in 2013. The number of registered yachts has multiplied by 5 and income (VAT and local expenditure) has multiplied by 10. After a dip in 2018, the Spanish Large Yacht Association (AEGY) considers that the superyacht sector still has room to grow and with that in mind proposes some measures to allow Spain to compete with other Mediterranean destinations.
Posted: 1st March 2019 | Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke
MIPIM 2019, one of the world's largest events for property professionals runs from 12-15 March at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, attracting 26,000 participants and 3,350 exhibitors for four days of networking and conferences. Bespoke Yacht Charter, experts in providing corporate yacht charters for Cannes events, share their tips on what to expect at this year's high profile show.
Posted: 18th December 2018 | Written by: Steven Marquis
Earlier in the year, Sarnia Yachts reported that the 2018 charter season had been difficult for Greece, due to the laws introduced in late 2017. This effectively limited the charter market to guests who were happy to start and finish their charter outside of Greek waters. However, towards the end of this year mechanics to obtain a Greek charter licence were put in place.
Posted: 30th November 2018 | Written by: The Islander
Royal Huisman delivered the elegant 56m ketch, Aquarius, in January 2018. Designed for adventurous owners, the sailing yacht had to be up to the St Barths Bucket regatta as well as comfortable world cruising for a family.
Posted: 30th July 2018 | Written by: Karen Martensen
The reliably sultry weather and glorious blue seas are just two reasons for the enduring popularity of Mediterranean destinations. However, why stick to the same places when the world offers a smorgasbord of delightful destinations? Having heard so much about the breathtaking fjords of Norway, I was happy to accept Ola Hiis Bergh’s invitation to explore what the country has to offer as a charter destination.