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NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 07/14/14 -- Innovative virtual data room provider ansarada today launched Version 2.0 of its M&A Game app six months after it burst onto the gaming scene to global acclaim. Packed with an abundance of new features and challenges, the ansarada M&A Game Version 2.0 is bigger, better and bolder. It's been built to test the business savvy of even the best dealmakers among the game's loyal fan base of more than 13,000 players around the world. ansarada CEO, Sam Riley, said: "The response we've had to the M&A Game since we launched in January has been phenomenal. We have been blown away by the numbers of people around the world who have become big fans of the game. This update is based on what the games top players wanted to see. "We've launched Version 2.0 to give existing players a whole new angle on the game, most notably the chance to i... (more)

Hempel Earns Accolades from Frost & Sullivan for its Comprehensive Anti-corrosive Product Line, HEMPADUR AvantGuard®

-- The HEMPADUR AvantGuard® solution portfolio provides structures with improved protection, enhanced productivity, and increased durability MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, May 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the protective coatings market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Hempel with the 2014 European Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation. Hempel's AvantGuard® technology-enabled HEMPADUR AvantGuard® range of products addresses customer demand for superior protection of structures. The technology has pulled ahead of its peers by offering three types of protection—barrier effect, inhibitor effect, and galvanic effect—in a single system. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150514/216219LOGO The HEMPADUR AvantGuard® product portfolio, comprising the HEMPADUR AvantGuard® 550, HEMPADUR AvantGuard® 750, and HEMPADUR AvantGuard® 770, are... (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)

2005 Genoa International Yacht Charter Meeting Photo Album

(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)

SCYE 2004 - The Best Organized Charter Yacht Show Ever!

Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting Photo Album 2004 Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show Photo Album 2004 Newport, RI Charter Show Photo Album 2004 Genoa, Italy Charter Yacht Show Photo Album 2004 M/Y Anson Bell at Chelsea Piers Photo Album 2004 Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting Photo Album 2003 All photos copyright YV&C and published in date/time order (December 7, 2004, AM) - The entrance to the SCYE2004 Hospitality Pavilion and the main docks of the exhibition. The first annual St. Maarten Charter Yacht Exhibition - SCYE2004 - opened this morning with an impressive organization and beautiful presentation. Mostly superyachts lined the docks of several marinas accessible by water taxis. Brokers enjoyed viewing a variety of popular charter yachts, including some that are not often at shows. One of our favorites so far: LADY MADELYN, a 122ft classic Italian yacht with a fabulous crew. Wat... (more)

Chartering Enables Yacht Owners to Upgrade Their Boats

The principals of Trinity Yachts, John Dane, CEO, and Bill Smith, VP, sat down with YV & C publisher Fuat Kircaali to speak about the growth of the charter industry and how it affects them as yacht builders. Trinity Yachts, founded in 1988, is already known as the number one American shipyard. Since 1990, their 38-acre Louisiana facility - including 10 roofed acres - has turned out 33 hulls. Seven yachts are currently under construction. How did this dynamic company grow so rapidly? John Dane, CEO of Trinity Yachts, was running Trinity Industries' marine group in 1988, with 22 shipyards around the country building mostly commercial and military boats. Bill Smith, who was doing sales and marketing for the company, foresaw the rise of the yacht business and the two decided to diversify.   Their first yacht commission was fortuitous. It was designed by the leading Ge... (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)

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)

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)

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)

A New Greek Yacht Charter Alliance Brings Local Expertise

Yachting Greece Ltd is a group of Greek yachting & travel industry veterans and professionals who have combined their 25+ years of Greek chartering to create a full-service yacht charter organization. The group, founded by George Karahalios, will be spearheaded by Think Pink Ltd of Greece (www.think-pink.gr), which will serve as the liaison and the public affairs agency, managing all client and client representative relations. Its primary focus will be the operational control that ensures the clients best interests and absolute satisfaction with the Greek Isle experience. The alliance's services will include choosing the right yacht for a client, crafting a custom itinerary, negotiating, securing all the appropriate paperwork, crew selections, and crew briefing. This complete attention to details promises to deliver a fabulous Greek Isle yachting vacation. The strat... (more)