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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)

Monaco Yacht Show Live Coverage Photo Album

Andreas Liveras of Liveras Yachts, Nicholas Edmiston of Edmiston and Company, Alex Braden of Yachting Partners International, Peter Croke of Merle Wood and Associates, Michael White of Cavendish White were all on the docks the first day of 15th Annual Monaco Yacht Show. Andreas Liveras of Liveras Yachts with Carmen Gonzalez and Robyn Forma of International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine, the first day of 15th Annual Monaco Yacht Show. Liveras is holding the current issue of YV&C, which has an exclusive article on P/Y Annaliesse. (September 21, 2005, Monaco) - This year's MYS Monaco Yacht Show Catalogue   (September 21, 2005, Monaco) - Andreas Liveras of Liveras Yachts with Carmen Gonzalez and Robyn Forma of International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine, the first day of 15th Annual Monaco Yacht Show. Liveras is holding the current issue of YV&C, which has an... (more)

From Athens to OOPA! Seven Days in Turkey & Greece

Graduate student Laura Albers decided last year to spend her summer this year traveling Europe and she made it her personal mission to convince her sister and two best friends to join her on the journey. Lucky for Laura, they didn’t take too much convincing. They met up on the other side of the globe for a holiday in Greece. This is their story…   Day 1: Arrival in Athens My friend Katie and I land in Athens in the early afternoon and wait for the arrival of our two co-voyagers – which takes nearly the entire day, but by the end of it we’re together, the four of us, and are finally ready to begin our adventure.  We make our way to the hotel, wash away the travel dust, and go for a nice dinner in the Plaka – a beautiful area of Athens with plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants. The food is delicious – souvlaki (think meat on a stick), tzatziki (an amazing white sauce... (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)

Monaco Yacht Show 2005 Live Coverage Announced by International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine

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)

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)

The Ancient City of Perge

From the Turkish Riviera Magazine Perge, originally, a Hellenistic settlement, later developed into a thriving Roman city, is a historicist's delight. Situated only 18 km from Antalya in the Pamphylia plain, Perge has a long legacy (almost from 1500 B.C.) to narrate with its initial inhabitants being the Hittites. Its importance also lies in the fact that the ruins of the Roman city provides a very complete picture of the past, thus making it archaeologically invaluable. However, even if you are wondering how an archaeologically fertile site could ever interest you, you should never miss a chance of visiting it. For Perge has much to offer for the vacationer as well, it has a unique blend of the exotic and the ancient. The ancient city of Perge was the capital of the Pamphylia region, now the province of Antalya on the southwestern Mediterranean coast of Turkey. It... (more)

Amartya Sen: The Idea of Justice

His latest book, The Idea of Justice, is a serious re-examination of the foundations of justice from a global perspective. He speaks of the two definitions of justice in Sanskrit - niti (institutional justice) and nyaya (realized justice) - and how we are too often misled by the utopian vision of ideal justice, only to allow societal injustice all around us in our everyday lives. For Sen, justice must alleviate suffering. Here's his lecture to the folks at The Carnegie Council (video here): AMARTYA SEN: It is always an absolute delight for me to be back here at the Carnegie Council. I am very grateful to Joanne for being so kind and so welcoming. It's very nice to meet some old friends, familiar faces, and some new ones--Joel [Rosenthal] and other old friends, but a lot of new ones too. I am very grateful. I am not going to go into the distinctions in the Indian epis... (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, Boatbookings.com, 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)

June 30th Deadline For Mayor Mehmet Kocadon To Clean Up Bodrum

International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine This week I posted two blog entries about the much needed clean up in tourist destinations of Bodrum and its surroundings. My blog posts must have touched a nerve among the residents and business owners of Bodrum, some supporting and others criticizing my comments. Please note, I added my  answers inline. Mr. Salvatore Genovese Founder, Publisher & CEO International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine http://www.yachtchartersmagazine.com Mr. Genovese, Thank you for informing the local authorities of Bodrum with your deadline  of June 30,  2009 in order to clean up the aquarium region of the town via your blog post. You are quite welcome! Did you have a chance to inform the municipality or the other associations directly about your problem and your threatening style? 1) My blog posts were my notification to all responsible pa... (more)

Review of Monaco Yacht Show 2005 "Monaco Makes Massive Waves"

YV&C International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine reports: Everyone was happy with this year’s Monaco Yacht Show! Held in September at Port Hercule in the prestigious and fairytale port of Monaco with its magnificent views of the Alps and the Mediterranean sea, the show lived up to its name as the world’s premier luxury yacht show. The Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) is the only nautical trade show in the world with a focus on boats of 20m and over and big was the name of the game. Gigantic and sumptuous yachts with their tall masts aimed high towards the French Alps impressing visitors by their immense size. The other advantage of this show is that you get to see these big babies floating elegantly in their natural habitat, the crystal clear water of the Med – a real advantage to brokers who want to take clients out for a test sail. Although some rain ... (more)