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International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine - News  Coverage EXCLUSIVE GOOGLE NEWS by YV&C International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine - YV&C announced today the details of its live coverage of the 15th Annual Monaco Yacht Show. YV&C is the first and only media company in Monaco Yacht Show's 15 year history, to bring a live coverage of this year's show through its live reports, breaking news stories, through the world's first and only branded yacht blog community authors at  YachtBlogs.com, and its revolutionary streaming television coverage (also introduced by YV&C for the first time to the marine media audience),  YachtChartersMagazine.TV. International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine is published by Kircaali Media, a subsidiary of SYS-CON Media, which is also know as the most powerful i-technology media company in North America. YV&C is introducing ... (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)

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)

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)

Kaputaş Beach, the Real Turqoise Color in the Mediterranean

From the Turkish Riviera Magazine Kaputaş beach is on the Kaş-Kalkan highway in the southwestern Turkey on the Mediterranean sea coast. The beach is on the 7th km after Kalkan and some 20 km before Kaş at a cove running out of an extremely narrow valley of steep cliffs coming down from the Taurus mountains. It is probably the most photographed beach of Turkey. You have probably seen its photo on some poster or elsewhere relating to Turkish tourism as it has been featured in many holiday brochures.   It is a very popular place as the region has an untouched natural beauty and a great view overlooked from the Kaş-Kalkan highway running above, quite high from the sea level. It is also one of the stopping places of the Blue Voyage Yachts. The sea gets deep very short near the beach as it is on the foot of mountains but it is very good for swimming and calm most of the ... (more)

OCEAN Independence Announces a Tremendous New CA and 2 Berths for Sale

 OCEAN Independence Magazine New For Sale: With Marco Vandoni of OCI Monaco, the world class 69.5m Oceanfast NOMAD (ex FLORIDIAN and AUSSIE RULES) is now offered for sale.  Built in 2003, she is designed specifically for comfortable, long range Owner’s cruising and has also proven to be successful on the charter market.  During her comprehensive 2008 refit, the interior design of her six suites, accommodating twelve guests, was completely updated including the introduction of an entirely new state of the art AV System.  Other facilities were added including all new exercise machines to the Gymnasium.  Her helicopter landing pad is approved for a 14,200lb weight and allows Owners to access the vessel at all times.  NOMAD has just completed her Lloyds / MCA Five Year Special Survey and is now ready for cruising this summer. Also for sale with Bjorn Vang-Mathisen of ... (more)

Gumusluk, a Traditional Fishing Village

From the Turkish Riviera Magazine Gumusluk is a traditional fishing village on the Bodrum peninsula in the south west end of the Aegean part in the Turkish riviera. Bodrum or the ancient city of Halicarnassus of Caria is a well known center of tourism and yachting. Bodrum peninsula is also well known for the lovely bays and coves with the suitable and very clean waters for sailing and swimming. Gumusluk, some 25 km away of Bodrum is a peaceful village to relax and is also a place offering opportunities for walking.  The shore-line of the village have sandy beaches and plenty of fish restaurants to make your holiday a memorable one. To reach Gumusluk you can take a mini bus, dolmus in Turkish, from Bodrum and it takes about 50 minutes to get to Gumusluk. If you have your own car or if you have chosen to rent a car, it is a 40 minutes drive from Bodrum. Drive toward... (more)

Four Common Sense Social Media Tips for PR and Marketing Pros

New Media on Ulitzer "The wisdom’s in the room. Make a concerted effort to learn from those around you," said Butch Ward from Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, FL, as he spoke with a crowd of public relations professionals at the January 2010 Social Media Café.  Butch and three fellow experts shared new ways of including social media tactics in our public relations practices. The Poynter Institute describes itself as “a school dedicated to teaching and inspiring journalists and media leaders.” The Institute’s interest in how PR or “business communication” professionals practice exemplifies the social media requirement  to reach beyond the way we’ve always done things. As Butch reminded the audience, we are all learning together as we explore the new  social media sandbox. Fortunately for all of us, not everything is new and unfamiliar. In fact, as we expand our m... (more)

Racing Fans Find Luxury Accommodations at Hotel Near Monaco Grand Prix

CAP D'AIL, FRANCE -- (Marketwire) -- 03/04/13 -- The city streets of Monaco will again revert into a race track as the Monaco F1™ Grand Prix 2013 makes it way into the French Riviera populace for the much anticipated May 26 contest. Yachts, restaurants, street side stands and hotels in Monaco will provide viewing of this time-honored race which debuted in 1929 when the circuit was inaugurated by HSH Prince Louis II. Drawing a steady following of sports car fans from around the world every spring into the Principality of Monaco, the race provides a unique experience as it is the only race in the world to establish its track over city streets. Supported by the Automobile Club de Monaco, which celebrated its 120th anniversary in 2010, the Monaco Grand Prix has established itself as one of the world's most popular sporting events and will make its annual rally May 23-2... (more)

Boatbay Launches First Boat Rental Marketplace in Asia Pacific and Middle East

SINGAPORE -- (Marketwired) -- 08/19/14 -- Boatbay (www.boatbay.com) announced the official launch today of the first boat rental marketplace in Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Boatbay is a community driven website connecting boat and yacht owners, with people looking to rent, charter or crew watercraft of any kind. Boatbay's focus is on people who wish to rent a boat located within Asia Pacific or the Middle East, which are massive growth markets for travel, leisure and lifestyle. The average boat owner uses their boat 15 days a year, while spending a fortune in storage and maintenance fees with no way to offset these costs. Boatbay lets an owner earn money out of his or her boat, while making quality lifestyle boating affordable to everyone. Tim Gundry, co-founder of Boatbay, is all too familiar with the costs of boating: "The expenses really add up. The advanta... (more)

Le Palais Royal, the Most Expensive Palace in the U.S., Hits the Market in Florida for $139 Million

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwired - September 04, 2014) - Le Palais Royal, a magnificent, French-inspired Beaux Arts masterpiece that sits on Florida's Atlantic Coast, has just been listed for sale at $139 million, making it the most expensive palace in the continental U.S. currently on the market. Presented by William P.D. Pierce of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, the more than 60,000-square-foot palatial estate sits on over 4 acres and 465-feet of beachfront on Millionaires Mile. Le Palais Royal boasts a 492-foot private dock that can accommodate up to a 185-foot mega yacht, and an underground garage with parking for over 30 cars. Currently under the final phase of construction and slated for completion before the end of 2015, the price tag includes the finishing. "Le Palais Royal is to be the most expensive listing on the market in America, and was desi... (more)