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(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)

2004 Newport Spring Charter Yacht Show

Order a FREE Copy of the 2004 Newport Spring Charter Yacht Show "Official Show Directory" including "Show Daily" and "Photo Album" -->   The 2004 Newport Spring Charter Yacht Show Official Show Directory was produced and distributed by YV&C - International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine   Please fill out the form above to receive a FREE COPY of the Official Show Directory, including Show Daily (Includes Show Photo Album)-->   2004 Show Sponsors: Bridge Liquors, Distinctive Charter Yachts, International Yacht Collection, International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine, Hinckley Marine Insurance, Marsh, Nicholson Yachts, ShowBoats International, and. The Sacks Group.    Print the "List of 2004 Attending Agents Page" Print the "2004 Newport Spring Charter Yacht Show Directory" -->   2004 Newport Charter Yacht Show Photo Album:   (June 9, 2004) - 2004 Newport Sprin... (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)

Team Spirit

  Members of The Sacks Group Yachting Professionals work together to give clients the benefit of all their experience. Their clients include members of the Forbes 400 and 500 lists, heads of state, famous celebrities, CEOs of large companies, and families. Their diverse backgrounds range from staffing a yacht to staffing the White House. Whatever their individual experiences have been, they now have one common goal: to find their customers the perfect charter yacht.  The all-female charter team at The Sacks Group (TSG) Yachting Professionals operates under the guiding principle of "service, service, service," says Jennifer M. Saia, president and charter specialist. Along with three charter agents and two charter assistants, Saia says "they aim to exceed expectations with professional service in the world of luxury yachting," and have a high rate of repeat customers... (more)

Newport, Rhode Island 2005 International Yacht Charter Meeting

The 23rd Annual Newport Spring Charter Yacht Show took place this week at the Newport Shipyard, Newport, Rhode Island. This year, more than 30 charter yachts and more than 100 charter brokers, press, and industry professionals participated at this annual event. On Wednesday, Newport Charter Yacht Seminar presented speakers such as Brian Piers of Homeland Security and Customs, Robert Peck of MARSH Insurance, Rupert Conner of Luxury Yacht Group, and Kurt Bosshardt on Contract topics. Tom B. Rowe, managing director and Patty Martin, charter fleet manager of NYM Worldwide greeted the crew, captains and attending delegates of this year event. Churchill Yachts, Cox Marine, Fraser Yachts, International Yacht Collection, Koch Newton & Partners, Luxury Yacht Group, Merle Wood & Associates, Newport Yacht Management, Nicholson Yacht Charters, The Sacks Group, and independent ... (more)

Six New Yachts Join The Sacks Group Yacht Charter Fleet

The Sacks Group Yachting Professionals has recently welcomed the following new boats to their fleet reports International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine from the 23rd Annual Newport Spring Charter Yacht Show, in Newport, Rhode Island. The yachts joined The Sacks Group Yachting Professionals fleet are: M/Y Independence 2, a 106' Broward which accommodates 8 Guests in 4 Staterooms. Her charter rate is $36,000 per week, plus expenses. Captain Matt Braisted and his crew of 3 will be chartering in New England for the Summer, 2005 and in Florida/Bahamas for the 2006 Winter season. M/Y Katina is a 100' Hargrave that was launched in the Spring of 2005. She sleeps 8 Guests in 4 Staterooms and has a charter rate of $34,000 per week, plus expenses. You will find Captain John Drugach, and crew of 3 in New England this Summer and in the Caribbean or Bahamas for the Winter, ... (more)

Second Annual St. Maarten Charter Yacht Exhibition Opens With Welcome Reception

YV&C International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine reports: The second annual St. Maarten Charter Yacht Exhibiton - SCYE opened with a welcome reception. This year the following charter agents and management firms participated at this annual event: 1st Class Yacht Charters, A Yacht Quest, A1 Yacht Trade Consortium, A1JLT, Abiego Yacht Charters, All Services S.R.L., Allied Richard Bertram, Antigua Yacht Charters, B & Y Charters International, Bajor Yacht Charters, Barcelona Private Yacht Services SL, Bartram & Brakenhoff, BCR Yachts,, Bruce Tait & Associates, C U Yacht Charters, Camper & Nicholsons, Cavendish White, Chamberlain Yachts, Chartertime Inc, Churchill Yacht Partners, Conrad Yachting, Cosmopolitan Yachting Ltd, Cox Marine, Custom Charter Yachts Ltd., Edmiston & Company, Elite Yacht Charters, Fraser Yachts Worldwide, Global Yacht Charter... (more)

A Yacht Charter Experience Abord M/Y Positive Carry

The story of M/Y Positive Carry’s Captain Whitney Reiter reads a little like a novel. But while serendipity has certainly played a role in his becoming one of the youngest captains of a 142ft Trinity, it’s his skill, hard work, upbeat nature, and love of the water that provide drama and adventure for charter guests. It’s the stuff dreams are made of: local Miami boy grows up with an affinity for fishing and cruising the surrounding waters. He attends an area high school and the University of Miami, commercially fishing and lobstering with his dad during school breaks. After crewing on snorkeling boats in The Keys, he gets his captain’s license in order to take guests fishing. He runs several boats—then runs into an old friend from high school. The friend’s husband just happens to be a self-made multimillionaire — with a passi... (more)

The Sacks Group Announces 6 New Yachts to Their Yacht Charter Fleet

The Sacks Group Yachting Professionals is pleased to announce the addition of six new yachts to their fleet. “Our fleet just keeps getting better and better,” enthused Patty Wilson and Allison Cecilio, Charter Marketing Managers for The Sacks Group. “We are always on the lookout for the right boat that will compliment the rest of our fleet  and these boats will definitely do that,” continued Wilson.  The new additions are: The M/Y Quivira, a 121' elegant classic Benetti with a rich mahogany interior. This yacht can fit ten guests in five staterooms, and has a crew of 7, including a captain. The M/Y Impulsive, a 116' Norship, which can accomodate six guests in 3 staterooms. This yacht is captained by the highly acclaimed Alberto Batani, and has a crew of 5. The M/Y Blind Faith, a 115' Crescent boasting a very charter savvy crew. This yacht can f... (more)

Trinity Yachts and The Sacks Group Introduce Superyacht "MY IRIS" to Yacht Charter Vacations

Ovid, Homer, and other poets of great and ancient repute agree that the goddess Iris bore messages from celestial powers and delivered them to mortals.  They say that in transit between heaven and earth, she left behind her footprint, a rainbow.  The super-yacht My Iris is fittingly named, as she provides a beauteous bridge from the quotidian to the divine. Originally built in 2003 by Trinity Yachts and named Seahawk, the vessel was refitted in 2005 and christened My Iris.  The original designer was Claudette Bonville while Marc Thee oversaw the refit.  Many of the original features were retained, and indeed, both designers continue giving input for new interior touches.  Both act in fulfillment of the owner’s exquisite good taste. My Iris is 150-feet long with a 28-foot beam and an 8-foot draft.  Her hull and superstructure are aluminum, while her engines, gene... (more)

Two Exciting New Build Projects by Ocean Independence

From Ocean Independence Magazine Two new build projects with Zürich based Managing Partner Peter Hürzeler; the first from the award winning Rossi Navi shipyard that brought us South, is a 54m scheduled for delivery in 2011. She will be built in Viareggio featuring 6 guest cabins for 12 guests. The yacht features vast exterior deck spaces and a superb Med style transom. The second, also scheduled for delivery in 2011, is a 49m motor yacht from the legendary Jongert yard. This 4900 model is a substantial yet sleek new motor yacht by the Dutch master builders and sleeps 10 guests in 5 cabins. This modern superyacht is designed by Guido de Groot Designs.   Launch Your Own Magazine at Launching a magazine at, which is currently in pre-beta, is designed to be as easy as boiling an egg and doesn't take much longer. For details of how to become a Ul... (more)