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Calling yacht charterers and guest bloggers!

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Have you chartered a new private luxury yacht?

Enjoy superyacht charters at the Monaco Grand Prix?  Relax at the Cannes Film Festival aboard a chartered Feadship yacht?

Rent a bareboat (yacht without crew) anywhere in the world and want to share your experience with others?

Is a luxury sailing charter in St Martin the most incredible vacation you’ve ever taken?


Private luxury yacht charter sailboat Maltese Falcon


If you have NOT yet done these things, yet have ideas for blogs you’d like to read about super yacht charters, crewed catamaran charters, yacht charters in the Bahamas, or anything related to the luxury yacht charter industry, please let us know!  We will be happy to write about them (and will give you credit AND send you a special gift as a token of our appreciation for your interest)!
Skopelos island, Greece

We’d also love for YOU to submit a guest blog to educate the internet about yacht chartering or boat rental destinations. For instance, Greece, Italy, France, The Bahamas, and the Florida Keys.  In addition, New England, The Intracoastal Waterway, The Virgin Islands, St. Kitts, Nevis, and Tortola.  Further, the British Virgin Islands, St. Maarten, The Thousand Islands, Canada, Alaska, Sardinia, Corsica, Turkey, Thailand, Turks and Caicos, Miami, and South Beach?


gourmet chef with food


 Join us, Guest Bloggers! Tell the world about the luxury super yacht charter industry or your vacations at sea!



In conclusion, want to write a guest blog post about yacht charter vacations?  Educate the public. Tell the world about the Bahamas or the Greek Islands!   Moreover, share your experiences swimming with wild dolphins in the Bahamas aboard your yacht charter.  Contact us at to blog with us!

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Making a Difference: What to do with Old Saddle Pads

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What do horse saddle pads have to do with boats, and private yacht charters, and the ocean?

We love our work and are passionate about sharing The Superyacht Experience™ with our clients and friends.  In addition, we love spending time away from the water. For example, on a ranch with horses, pastures, and clean, country air.



Last week, I noticed a stack of old saddle pads in the barn.  They are still usable.  Specifically, soft and thick, but starting to fray a bit.

We came up with an idea.  In specific, a way to recycle the pads and put them to good use.  Extend their lives.

So, we put washed the pads, tossed them into a couple of reusable, eco-friendly  1-800 Yacht Charter “Eco-tote” bags, and took them to our local animal rescue shelter, PAWS4YOU.   It turns out, saddle pads make perfect beds for dogs!

The pads are mostly rectangular in shape, and filled with soft, cushiony fabric.  The same thick fabric designed to protect a horse from the impact of a rider and saddle when riding makes a nice “bed”  for a small to medium-sized dog.

Actual dog beds that you buy at a pet store are expensive and beyond the budget of most pet rescue organizations.  It sure felt good when “Bernard” a rescued beagle available for adoption at PAWS4YOU came out to accept our donated saddle pads.  We also had the extra satisfaction of knowing we made a difference on November 13th, World Kindness Day!!!

Bernard the rescued beagle dog and a volunteer sit beside bag of donated horse saddle pads for shelter dogs. The totebag of pads is navy blue with a handle, and it reads "Eco-Hero," with an arrow pointing up toward the person holding the tote (the volunteer). She is holding the green leash of the rescued dog, and she is squatting down and smiling at the camera. They are in the grass. There are cars in the background.


Our hats are forever tipped to the many volunteers at PAWS4YOU, and all they do to help shelter and adopt homeless and abused pets in Miami, Florida.

So, the next time you find old towels, blankets, (or, if you ride horses, a saddle pad or three) in your house (or barn), don’t throw them away.  Wash them and find a local animal shelter in your community.  Make a difference and donate them to help the animals! #horse #saddlepads #animalrescue

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What’s Open Memorial Day Weekend?  Plenty to Do on 3-Day Newport Yacht Charter

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Memorial Day became a federal holiday in the USA in 1971.   This National holiday is a day to honor the men and women who have died while serving in the military.  It is the floating date of the “last Monday in May” to create a 3-day long weekend.



Non-essential government offices and banks are closed on Memorial Day.  Most commercial and tourism-related venues are open.  Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial kickoff for the summer vacation season.  MOST public beaches, state and national parks, sports venues, restaurants are open.  In addition, amusement parks, dockside cafes, boardwalks, and public marinas are open, as well.



For many boaters, especially those folks in #NewEngland, Memorial Day weekend is also the first opportunity to enjoy warmer weather at sea.  Many private yacht charter vessels arrive in Newport, Rhode Island by late May. They accept 3-night bookings over the Memorial day weekend.


Marthas Vineyard private yacht marina boardwalk

A long weekend in New England is perfect for boating.  Picture this.  Arrive at noon on Friday in Newport.  Get underway for a short cruise to Martha’s Vineyard. Arrive in time for sunset and cocktails on your superyacht’s sundeck.


Wake up to delicious breakfast on Saturday.  Choose your adventures. For example, explore the islands, swim, or enjoy your yacht’s water toys. For instance, waverunners, stand-up paddleboards, sup’s, glass bottomed kayaks, wakeboards, jet skis, etc.



Special note:  MANY New England crewed yacht charter vessels have installed projection screens on deck so guests can enjoy an open-air movie night under the stars!  No better way to spend family time…loved ones, snacks, and movies under a beautiful evening sky?  Yes, please!



Superyacht cinema projection screen on sun deck

Sunday begins a short cruise to Nantucket island.  You enjoy this famous island’s lighthouses most of the day.  Rent scooters.  Circle the beautiful island. Visit the whaling museum.  Enjoy a tasting at the #Nantucket #Vineyard and Distillery.  Ah, so much to do!



Leave Monday for your return to Newport and enjoying all this beautiful seaside town has to offer. Shopping is superb in Newport – from jewelry to art to anything with a #nautical theme.  Most of the shops are open on Memorial Day.


For active charterers, we suggest walking or riding a bike along the 3-mile Cliff Walk, which separates Newport’s famous turn-of-the-century mansions from the sea.  Many of the mansions are also open for public tours, including the #Breakers, the #Elms, and #Rosecliff.  These are not to be missed!

3 mansions on an oceanside cliff













Whatever plans you have for Memorial Day weekend, remember to spend a few moments to be grateful to and remember those who bravely gave their lives in the Armed Forces of the United States of America. #gratitude #heroes #thankyou #memorialday



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