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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Moni Toplou, a Monastery with a Gun

  From "Greek Isles in the Summer" Magazine The eastern part of Sitia in Crete is almost a deserted place but the coastal road going off east of the town is the only one in the area with traffic because it leads to the two popular sights in east Crete - the Toplou Monastery or Moni Toplou and the palm tree forest at Vai which we will be talking on another article. On the coastal road there is not much to see, until you arrive at the historic Toplou Monastery. be careful as the road is narrow and has many badly-designed bends. The Monastery stands alone in the middle of no-where. It has been built in mid 15th century at a time when pirates and bandits of all nationalities were ravaging Crete and has withstood many attacks and occupations by invading forces. This is partly due to its strategic position. So the monks built a thick and strong 10 m high wall around the... (more)

New Discounts from Absolute Yachting

Absolute Yachting has just announced their new price reductions on their charter prices for bookings untill the 30th of March 2009.       PRICE REDUCTIONS!   PRICE REDUCTION FOR BOOKINGS UNTILL THE   30th of MARCH  2009 20% OFF ON THE CHARTER PRICE!!!! We all know TROJAN LEGEND (ex TROIA ) ,one of the most reputable gulets in Greece with experienced professional crew and great ambience!    Dear Colleauges, I am pleased to announce that  the owner of TROJAN LEGEND  is offering a  20 % off the regular  weekly charter rate , for confirmed bookings, until the end of March  2009 !!!  Her specifications have as follows: M/S   TROJAN LEGEND ( ex TROIA ), loa  112 ft,  can accommodate 12 guests in 6 cabins, with a crew of  5, cruising speed 12 knots/hour, fuel consumption 180 lts/hour , offered at a SPECIAL discounted weekly rate of EURO 35.840   for August and ... (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)