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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)

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)

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)

Yacht Charter News From Ocean Independence

From Ocean Independence Magazine OCI started the year with the sale of a distinctive motor yacht; the revamped 56.4m Halter Marine support vessel Amevi Surprise, brokered for the buyer by OCI's UK based New Build director Peter Thompson, she was built in 1981 and completely overhauled to ABS class at Quality Shipyards in 2004. New Sales Listings UK based New Build Director Peter Thompson lists the brand new Horizon 130, After You, in joint CA. This stunning, Florida based, 39.6m tri deck, delivered in 2008, has a high volume interior and sleeps 12 guests in 6 cabins. Marc Haendle at OCI Palma lists the 35m Heliyachts ketch, Galatea, built in 1998 and refitted in 2006. This safe and steady steel-hulled cruiser sleeps 6 guests in 3 cabins and is now also available for charter with OCI. Also with Marc Haendle is the 25.8m, Atlantic 25 Bar.Co, an extremely seaworthy steel... (more)

Yacht Charter Blog Launched on Ulitzer

Ulitzer.com launched this morning the Yacht Charter Comunity Blog on Ulitzer.com. Yacht chartering is the practice of renting, or chartering, a sailboat or motor yacht and travelling to various coastal or island destinations. This is usually a vacation activity, but it also can be a corporate event. There are two main kinds of charter: bareboat and crewed. Bareboat charters involve a person renting a boat and skippering it themselves. Most bareboat companies also offer courses to teach basic seamanship and prepare people for bareboat chartering. These companies also sometimes provide skippered charters, meaning that boat comes with a skipper but no additional crew. Crewed charter means the yacht comes with a crew. This can be anything from a 35-foot boat with a husband-and-wife team serving as captain and chef to a 300-foot boat with a squad of 30 or more crew memb... (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)

Eating and Drinking in the Greek Isles

From "Greek Isles in the Summer" Magazine This is not an article to inform you of quality restaurants but rather to explain you the type of places you can dine while visiting the Greek isles.   Eating out in Greece is a national pastime and a leisurely pleasure. Whether dining at a local taverna or an elegant restaurant, Greeks take their time over food. The native cuisine is delightfully uncomplicated and quite different from what's found in Greek restaurants abroad. Much of the cooking relies on simple seasonings and fresh meat and vegetables.  Greeks like all the other Mediterraneans go out for dinner much later then the other Europeans and Americans. This is usually a time much after 21:00 o'clock in the evening and usually there is a time where you find only tourists in the tavernas.  For dinner you have the possibility to go for expensive restaurants but pe... (more)

Citron of Naxos, a Taste Not to Be Found Elsewhere

From "Greek Isles in the Summer" Magazine The Citron fruit is from the citrus family, it looks like a giant lemon, which has a very small and very sour juicy part in the middle so it is not worth to be eaten raw as a fruit. It has been known in antiquity as the median apples or in latin Citrus Medica. Today it is grown partly in the Middle East. In Arab countries it used as a replacement for vinegar because it is very acid, also in Persia it is used to flavor fruit salads and for marinating meat. In some places the leaves are used for tea and the fruit is used to make citron oil and citric acid. In Greece (and in the south of Turkey) the fruit is preserved and made into spoon-sweets, marmalades and candies.  In Greece today the Citrus trees are grown mainly in Naxos island which is a member and the largest islands of the Cyclades group just in the center of the A... (more)

Rolex: Melrose Diamonds Announces the Top 5 Ladies Rolex Watch Models Demanded in 2009

CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 06/05/09 -- Melrose Diamonds, USA's #1 Pre-Owned Online Rolex Watch Retailer, today announced the top 5 Ladies Rolex Watch Models demanded in the USA on its website, MelroseDiamonds.com, so far this year. Ranking from 1 to 5 in popularity of the Rolex watch models Women in the USA wanted are: 1. Lady Rolex 18K Gold & Diamond Rolex Super President w/ Champagne Diamond Dial & Bezel (404) 2. Lady Two Tone 18K/SS Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust w/ Silver Diamond Dial & Diamond Bezel (504) 3. Lady Pave Diamond Dial Rolex Super President w/ 385 Round Cut Diamonds (631) 4. Lady Stainless Steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust w/ Channel Set Diamond Bezel (610) 5. Lady Ruby & Diamond Channelset Bezel 18K Rolex President w/ Gold Diamond Dial (422) About Melrose Diamonds Melrose Diamonds is the nation's leading online retailer of Rolex wrist ... (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)