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What to Pack (and Wear) on a Superyacht Charter

Posted: 5th Aug 2017

Written by: Bespoke Yacht Charter

Whether you’re cruising the French Riviera, floating through the sunlit seas of Sardinia, or docking in the Caribbean paradise of St Barths, a superyacht charter is the ultimate in glamour and barefoot luxury. And you’ll want to l... Read More

Seven Steps to Chartering Your Yacht

Posted: 1st Jul 2017

Written by: Bruce Maltwood

From an owner’s perspective, chartering their yacht can offset some of the running costs, so it’s an attractive prospect, but from a captain’s perspective, changing to commercial status may create more paperwork and more rules to ... Read More

10 Things to do on Yacht Charter in St Tropez

Posted: 16th Jun 2017

Written by: 212 Yachts

The heart of St Tropez is Vieux Port where the local fishing boats moor beside the freshly polished superyachts ready for the season. Artists set up their easels quayside alongside tourists who plant themselves at harbourside café... Read More

Yacht Charter Highlights of the Grenadines

Posted: 30th May 2017

Written by: 212 Yachts

St Vincent and the Grenadines are a spectacular chain of islands stretching from St Vincent in the north to the 'Spice Isle' of Grenada in the south. These beautiful islands have pristine white sand beaches, soaring palm trees, cl... Read More

Glossy Bay Marina Set to boost Caribbean Yacht Charters

Posted: 25th Apr 2017

Written by: 212 Yachts

The opening of Glossy Bay Marina in St Vincent & the Grenadines is set to create a new yachting hub for the Caribbean. Phase one officially opened on 10 April 2017 on the island of Canouan signalling the first superyacht marina in... Read More

7 Things to do During a Cannes Film Festival Yacht Charter

Posted: 12th Apr 2017

Written by: 212 Yachts

Cannes is one of the most popular French Riviera yacht charter destinations and global media will have their eyes on the town during next month's Cannes Film Festival which takes place from 17 - 28 May. Whether you have booked a c... Read More

VIDEO: Three Reasons to Buy Motor Yacht My Soo Too

Posted: 1st Apr 2017

Written by: David Seal

For the busy owner who has no time to travel to view yachts for sale, there is no better way to decide if a yacht is worth a visit than by watching a guided video tour. David Seal at Northrop & Johnson has been developing this uni... Read More

Three Reasons to Buy Superyacht IZUMI

Posted: 9th Jan 2017

Written by: David Seal

The superyacht IZUMI is a Palmer Johnson 120, built by one of America's greatest shipyards and designed by Nuvolari Lenard; one of Italy's most successful design teams. The marriage of the 85 year old American builder and the sexy... Read More

Paolo Casani, President Camper & Nicholson

Posted: 7th Jan 2017

Written by: Sam Watson

Camper & Nicholson's has long been synonymous with the pedigree of old school style, a familiar brand with a face you can trust. But yacht brokerage is notoriously competitive and changes in technology and patterns of wealth are k... Read More

Trends in Yacht Charter with Bianca Nestor at Burgess

Posted: 15th Nov 2016

Written by: Sam Watson

Discovery trips are a perk of the job for yacht charter brokers, but there's no better way to sell the dream than to experience it first hand. As well as confidence in the yacht and its crew, clients increasingly expect detailed k... Read More

Explorer Yachts: A Whole New World

Posted: 21st Sep 2016

Written by: Camper & Nicholsons

Exploration yachting is fast becoming the next frontier in luxury charter, allowing guests to experience remote parts of the world that are often inaccessible any other way. The opportunity for adventure and discovery is now a rea... Read More

Managing the Yacht Charter Season in the Med

Posted: 4th Jul 2016

Written by: Sam Watson

Yacht charter brokers and managers in the Mediterranean have been experiencing a slow start to the season but, over the past two weeks, and despite considerable turbulence in the world at large, the market seems to be picking up. Read More

Daniel Ziriakus, COO Northrop & Johnson on Trends in Superyachting

Posted: 25th Jun 2016

Written by: Sam Watson

Daniel Ziriakus is not someone you forget in a hurry. As well as his physical stature, you cannot fail to notice his energy and drive; this is a man on a mission. Following a rapid ascent, Daniel is now Chief Operating Officer at ... Read More

Chartering a Yacht Down Under

Posted: 20th May 2016

Written by: Janine St. Denis

From the sparkling sands of the Whitsundays to the colorful coral of the Great Barrier Reef, there are few better places in the world to charter a yacht than Australia. Internationally renowned as a land of adventure and excitemen... Read More

'Pirate' Yachts Won't Sink Balearic Charter Business

Posted: 11th Aug 2015

Written by: Sarah Drane

In May this year, APEAM, the Palma-based Commission for Yacht Charter, delivered the sad news that 1,000 illegal charter boats were operating in the Balearics with legitimate business down 5%. This month, APEAM’s President, Jose M... Read More

Interview: Jonathan Beckett, Burgess Yachts

Posted: 29th Jun 2015

Written by: Karen Hockney

Look around at the world’s leading yacht brokers and you would be hard pressed to find one with as colourful and interesting a story as Jonathan Beckett. Burgess’s CEO and charismatic frontman has weathered many a storm over the l... Read More

Illegal Balearic Boat Charter Threatens Industry

Posted: 23rd Jun 2015

Written by: Sarah Drane

APEAM, the Palma-based Commission for Yacht Charter, has recently reported that more than 1,000 vessels are operating illegally in the Balearics. Read More

Chartering in Italy: Inching Towards Clarity

Posted: 18th May 2015

Written by: Penny Hammond-Smith

The Italian Yachtmaster Association convened its first Legal Day in April inviting a number of experts to discuss the most confusing aspects of chartering in Italian waters. Alessandro Mazzoni, CEO of SOS Yachting, and SOS Yachtin... Read More

From Naples to Castellammare: Routes for Charter

Posted: 25th Apr 2015

Written by: By Tourist on the Sea - Third Edition

The third edition of the event "By Tourist on the Sea" is scheduled from the 4 -7 May 2015 from Naples to Castellammare di Stabia. The event is organized by the company By Tourist, with guests, charter brokers and tour operators e... Read More

Australia: Superyachting Update

Posted: 5th Mar 2015

Written by: Guy Waddilove

There cannot be many countries with coastlines as diverse and unique as Australia’s. The nation spans 34 degrees of latitude in one direction and straddles three time zones in the other and with 36,000 kilometres of coastline, it ... Read More

Dubai and the Superyachts

Posted: 3rd Mar 2015

Written by: Richard Donkin

In the week of the Dubai Yacht Show, exhibitors can afford to be bullish about the future of water sports and yachting in the Gulf. Read More

Market Intelligence: Positive Signs

Posted: 3rd Apr 2014

Written by: Camper & Nicholsons International

Three months into the year and already the yacht market has seen rumblings of promising activity with the conclusion of several sales and successful worldwide yacht shows. Read More

Saving the U.S.S Williamsburg

Posted: 18th Mar 2014

Written by: David Seal- Camper & Nicholsons

Motor Yacht “Aras” was built in 1930 for the wood-pulp millionaire Hugh J. Chisholm. The super yacht industry is not a new phenomenon, and Chisholm was the Abramovich of his age. Read More

What Boat Would You Be?

Posted: 21st Feb 2014

Written by: Scott MacFarland

Introducing the first in our series, and another way of looking at things: What Boat Would You Be? Read More

Y.CO Founders on the Secrets of their Success

Posted: 30th Jan 2014

Written by: Karen Hockney

They say the best way to get to know an industry is from the bottom up so Gary Wright and Charlie Birkett are perfectly placed to run Y.CO, one of the most successful yachting companies in the world. We meet at their impressive of... Read More

Sex on a Yacht

Posted: 17th Oct 2013

Written by: David Seal

Why do financially successful people buy yachts? How is it that a man who has spent years developing profit will suddenly purchase an object that will do the exact opposite? Read More

M/Y Sherakhan World Trip

Posted: 22nd Jul 2013

Written by: Lisa Dijkshoorn

Ahead of their World Trip later this year, join bosun Lisa Disjkshoorn and the crew of 70m M/Y Sherakhan on their recent adventure to Antarctica. Together with voyage partner Hanse Explorer, follow the guests and crew as they cr... Read More

From the Crew's Mouth: What Makes a Good Broker

Posted: 6th Jun 2013

Written by: Trish Cronan

Last month, I polled charter brokers to find out how crews could enhance relationships with brokers. Now, I flip the coin. Read More

The Broker / Crew Relationship

Posted: 17th Apr 2013

Written by: Trish Cronan

For as long as yacht charters have been cruising the oceans, the broker/crew relationship has been, on a good day, making those involved swoon with delight and, on a bad day, making them want to jump overboard and swim as fast as ... Read More

Superyachts Going Green: An Oxymoron?

Posted: 12th Mar 2013

Written by: Trish Cronan

Can a superyacht with its diesel-guzzling thirst and noxious emissions be considered eco-friendly? Is it indeed an oxymoron to talk about going green on superyachts? I say that if General Motors and Wal-Mart can go green, so can... Read More

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