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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)

Reality TV Hits the High Seas, Giving Elite Travelers the Opportunity to Charter a Luxury Yacht and be on TV

LOS ANGELES, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Below Deck, a new reality TV show about the yachting world, is ready to set sail on a major cable network. Elite travelers can make their dream vacation a reality on reality TV. Iconic Casting is searching for elite travelers who are interested in the opportunity to possibly participate in the new reality TV show Below Deck. An interested person who is selected will book a vacation aboard a luxury super yacht at a discounted rate. These charters can go for over $100,000 a week, but if you are selected to participate in the show, you will receive a significant discount! If selected, up to 8 guests will be wined, dined and treated like royalty, while yachting in and around the Caribbean. Each episode will shoot for approximately 3 days at sea, all-the-while being documented. Producers are looking for all types of guests: fami... (more)

Turkish Riviera Has Been a Haven for the Cruising Yachtsman

Turkey, at the eastern end of the Mediterranean, has been, for many years, a haven for the cruising yachtsman.  Now as the country opens up its doors to western tourism, charter boats and modern marinas are improving the access for vacationing yachtsmen.  Michael Howorth visits the Gulf of Fethiye, an area rich in safe sailing, short island hops and different anchorages to discover the true Turkish Delights. The delights of all that Turkey has to offer began for us in Marmaris.  The Ottoman Castle, built by Suleyman the Magnificent in 1522, dominates the town, and is a haven for tourists who, in July and August of each year, flock to the pretty town with its many restaurants, bars and hotels that dominate attractive beaches lined with palm trees.  It is also the yachting center of Turkey, and the huge Netsel Marina complex nestles inside an almost landlocked bay lin... (more)

44th Annual Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting Opens Through December 12

YV&C International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine reports: The 44th Annual Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting opened with 111 yachts attending. This year was the show's most popular year ever since its inception 44 years ago. Several European yacht management companies which did not participate at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show due to hurricane Wilma were all present in Antigua. The first day of the Antigua show was also the last day of St. Maarten Charter Yacht Exhibition. Due to overlapping dates this year, many brokers left St. Maarten before that show officially closed. "The second day in St. Maarten was pretty slow," said one broker YV&C news desk spoke with. Many brokers and industry participants opted to visit both islands. Both St. Maarten Charter Yacht Exhibition in its second year and Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting are industry events, which are... (more)

Ocean Independence Adds Superyacht SEDATION II To Its Charter Fleet

International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine reports OCEAN Independence is very pleased to announce its appointment as Worldwide Central Agent for Charter for the brand new 44m Heesen SEDATION II. Due to launch in spring 2007, SEDATION II is the first of a new breed of Heesen high-performance yachts designed to offer comparable interior and deck spaces to those of a larger displacement vessel along with the ability to cruise comfortably at speeds approaching 30 knots. With flexible accommodation for up to 12 guests, all the latest toys and a chic beach-house ambience, the Owner has paid special attention to guest comfort. The yacht will have state of the art communication and entertainment equipment which together with a hand picked crew will provide an exceptional charter experience for discerning clients. SEDATION II will be chartering in the Mediterranean duri... (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)

Ikaria Island a Beauty of Nature in the Aegean Sea

From "Greek Isles in the Summer" Magazine Ikaria island stands on the Eastern Aegean Sea just to the west of Samos island. It is the home of the mythical Ikaros and an island of wild beauty, that has reached our days almost unspoiled from the effects of civilisation thru the centuries. There is no other island on the Aegean where you can find such breathtaking panoramas, clean mountain air, therapeutic hot springs, truly unspoiled seas and very friendly people. Ikarians are generally unconcerned with the passage of time. They live for today without worrying about tomorrow. If you are the type that expects luxury Ikaria is not for you, but if you like nature, clean, barren and excellent beaches, sailing, climbing up on mountains, hiking, small villages lost in time, it is the place for you. Beaches on the North coast are sandy and more popular, while those in the s... (more)

Tinos, An Island Certainly Not to Be Missed

From "Greek Isles in the Summer" Magazine If you ever have been at Mykonos, the heart of the Cyclades islands, you probably have noticed the two neighbouring islands, Syros and Tinos. But I am sure you haven't been interested in them at all. They are both half an hour away from Mykonos but let's leave Syros for now, and talk about Tinos, the one at the right. Tinos is actually the ideal place for lovers of nature, architecture, art and traditions. It is one of the largest in Cyclades islands, a place for pilgrimage, unspoiled and unaffected from tourism. The island houses some 600 chapels and thousands of dovecotes all elaborately decorated. The dovecotes are two storey towers decorated with geometric designs, which are mainly built on land slopes at an angle to protect the entrances from wind to help takeoffs and landings of the doves. The decorating patterns are ... (more)

Vasil Kadifeli Launches "Greek Isles in the Summer" Magazine on Ulitzer

Greek Isles in the Summer Magazine Vasil Kadifeli launched today "Greek Isles in the Summer" magazine on Ulitzer.com. Kadifeli, a native of Istanbul, Turkey, is a leading expert on Greek Islands travel and hot spots. Visitied more than 100 islands in the Aegian Sea, Vasil is introducing a new paradise on Earth every day. The Greek islands are traditionally grouped into the following clusters: The Argo-Saronic Islands in the Saronic gulf near Athens, the Cyclades, a large but dense collection occupying the central part of the Aegean Sea, the North Aegean islands, a loose grouping off the west coast of Turkey, the Dodecanese, another loose collection in the southeast between Crete and Turkey, the Sporades, a small tight group off the coast of Euboea, and the Ionian Islands, located to the west of the mainland in the Ionian Sea (one of these islands, Kythira, is off th... (more)

OCEAN Independence New Superyacht Charter Portfolio

 OCEAN Independence Magazine OCEAN Independence proudly unveiled their 2009 Charter Portfolio at Zürich’s stylish Stockeregg Gallery on Monday 2nd March. The world’s finest luxury superyachts for charter and enticing cruising itineraries, coupled with an innovatively designed hardcover in OCI’s original branding, make this year’s edition set for distinction. OCI celebrated this latest publication with in excess of 80 guests. Clients, industry associates, members of local Swiss and yachting press (including Boote Exclusiv’s editor-in-chief Marcus Krall) and several eminent artists were greeted in the foyer of the gallery by a magnificent virtual yacht concept sculpture by the famed sculptor, Fernando-Leal Audirac. This striking ensemble is one of Audirac’s most recent creations and was transported to Zürich from the sculptor’s studio near Turin specifically for the ... (more)

Hornblower Old Sacramento Begins Evening River Cruises, Dinner and Brunch Cruises This Friday

OLD SACRAMENTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/18/09 -- Following a successful summer of Historic River Tours, Hornblower Old Sacramento has announced its Fall 2009 Evening River, Dinner Dance and Champagne Brunch cruise schedule. Starting Friday, Aug. 21, Evening and Dinner cruises will depart at 7 p.m. and return at 9:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Brunch Cruises will depart at 10:30 a.m. and return at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. All cruises depart from and return to Hornblower Landing at the L Street Dock in Old Sacramento. "Since we arrived in Sacramento three months ago, the city, its residents and its visitors have been nothing but welcoming to Hornblower and enthusiastic about our Historic River Tours," said Annabella Stagner, General Manager and Vice President of Hornblower Old Sacramento. "We are thrilled to introduce our new dining and sightseeing cruise... (more)