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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)

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)

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)

Julia Simpson Launches "OCEAN Independence Magazine" on Ulitzer

Julia Simpson launched this morning the OCEAN Independence Magazine on Ulitzer.com. OCEAN Independence (OCI) presents the way forward in luxury yachting. With over 30 years experience our multilingual team provide sound advice on all aspects of owning, buying, selling, building and managing private or charter yachts. With 16 offices worldwide we have a uniquely global perspective with the benefit of local expertise, upholding our promise of "Global vision. Local insight." Following the friendly acquisition of long standing and respected competitor Cavendish White in April 2008, OCI is now one of the industry's largest brokerage companies, managing an impressive Central Agency list of yachts for sale and the second-largest fleet of crewed luxury charter yachts worldwide. Our New Construction division offers unparalleled expertise in the construction and commission o... (more)

Yacht Charter Croatia Magnum Nautica News

Ulitzer Travel Magazine Magnum Nautica, Croatia’s first and foremost Luxury yacht charter Croatia Company has announced a number of new additions that plan to take the firm to the top on the list of Europe’s best luxury charter companies. At a recently held press conference, Mrs. Dragica Gadzo, Spokesperson for the company, told reporters and guests about the latest addition to the fleet, an Azimut Jumbo 100, which currently has the honor of being the largest luxury charter yacht sailing the Adriatic waters. Magnum Nautica is a premier Luxury yacht charter Croatia service. Backed by Austria’s reputed Real4You Investment Corporation, the Croatian Magnum Group caters to luxury tourists through its luxury yacht charter service, the Magn um Nautica, and its luxury hotel subsidiary, Magnum Hotels which owns the Opatija, Bristol, Astoria and Apoksiomen in Croatia. The c... (more)

The Sacks Group Helps a Client Take the Charter of a Lifetime

This winter, American entrepreneur Joe Hollingsworth, Jr.  finally realized his dream of taking family and friends on an extended Caribbean cruise aboard a luxury charter yacht, with help from The Sacks Group Yachting Professionals. The charter, which lasted for 29 days, spanned the Caribbean island chain from Grenada to St. Maarten. "I've had the idea for probably about twenty years, but the problem with the idea was it was so big and comprehensive," Hollingsworth said.  Then he met The Sacks Group President and Charter Specialist Jennifer M. Saia at the 2008 Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami.  "Jennifer is a really enthusiastic person and dedicated herself to making my dreams come true," he said. Saia also enjoyed their collaboration. "He is such a positive spirit, that I couldn't wait to hear his ideas, match them with a realistic itinerary and find the right yacht... (more)

Prestige Yacht Charters Announces Mother's Day Cruises

Yacht Charter Blog Prestige Yacht Charters, a premier luxury-yacht charter company serving New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, today announced Mother's Day cruises departing from the Yonkers Municipal Pier on May 10, 2009. Guests will board the luxury yacht "Atlantica" for a trip down the Hudson to see the New York City skyline. The brunch cruise will start boarding at 10:30 AM for a trip from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM to the Statue of Liberty and back. The dinner cruise will start boarding at 4:30 PM for the same journey from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Both cruises will include elegant buffet dining, a live DJ, dancing and a cash bar. David Hackert , President of Prestige Yacht Charters, said, "What better way to honor your Mom than to treat her to the aura of a luxury yacht with all the amenities and pampering typically reserved for the rich and famous. It will make a Mother'... (more)

Ipadio’s iPhone App Makes Mobile Broadcasting and Audio Blogging a Breeze

[20 August – London, UK]- Ipadio’s new iPhone app, in the App Store now, gives users the choice between recording high quality audio for publication later or streaming their calls live to the web – on www.ipadio.com or straight to their own web site. For the first time, iPhone users can choose to live stream audio to their own web site or pre-record up to 60 minutes of audio and upload it later. Callers also have the option to use SpinVox voice to text conversion to produce title, tags and a transcript, plus all of the things you’d expect including adding photos from the phone, geolocating the call and automatically integrating with social media (Twitter, Facebook) and popular blogging platforms. Listeners can subscribe to each “channel” as a podcast in iTunes, within an ipadio account, via RSS or even old fashioned email. IPod Touch users can of course record and ... (more)