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Fifty Shades of…Sand?? Lürssen Yacht POLAR STAR Sports New Colors

POLAR STAR yacht with white grey paint job

Don’t ask me to accurately describe the new exterior color scheme of super yacht POLAR STAR.  All I can tell you is, “I love it!”   THE PAST     For the past 12 seasons, the 63 meter yacht has traveled around the Mediterranean each summer (and the Caribbean in the winter), instantly recognizable with […]

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We Say, “No Mas!” To Excessive Ibiza Yacht Charter VAT

Piggybank painted in yellow and red with spanish flag on the side and a gold coin that says TAX dropping into the slot

If Spain is hoping to entice more private luxury yacht charter business in the Balearic Islands, they have a funny way of showing it. Regular readers of our blog might recall the controversy surrounding Spain’s 13.7% yacht charter Matriculation Tax (blog September 14, 2013).  Heavy lobbying by the Spanish yachting and marina industries saw that […]

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Is It “So Long” to 85m Motor Yacht Solandge?

profile of motoryacht solandge

Word recently came in that one of the largest private luxury yacht charter vessels in the market was just sold. The 85 meter (279 foot) spectacular Lurssen motor yacht SOLANDGE has been sold.  The deal closed on March 22, and the new owner has already taken delivery.  The buyer was represented by Moran Yacht and […]

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Trash in Luxury Yacht Charter Marinas. It’s Simple to Make a Difference.

sampling of debris picked up on dock in a marina - washer rope bolt fishing line plastic

We took this photo during the Yachts Miami Beach Boat Show.  We were inspecting several private luxury yacht charter vessels docked at the Deep Harbour Island Gardens marina, near downtown Miami.  As we walked along the docks, I noticed our company President, Jana Sheeder, often pausing, bending down, picking up something, and putting it in […]

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Will Oceanco yacht AMARA Join the Luxury Yacht Charter Fleet in 2019?

AMARA yacht with night lights on

THE NEWS Danish builder Oceanco unveiled their superyacht project, the 120 meter yacht AMARA, at the Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS).   The CONCEPT As part of the yard’s continuing effort to push the boundaries of design, Oceanco yacht AMARA showcases the builder’s new “lifestyle philosophy” concept which places great emphasis on a family oriented […]

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London-based Exhibition Company Acquires Three US Luxury Yacht Charter And Sales Shows

Aerial view of Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show

  THE HEADLINE Informa’s British-based global exhibition division has acquired Yachting Promotions Inc.  (d/b/a Show Management), the producers of three of the world’s largest in-water boat shows – the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Yachts Miami Beach, and the Palm Beach International Boat Show.  Yachting Promotions Inc. is wholly owned by Active Interest Media, a […]

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UPDATED: United Airlines Flights to St. Lucia. Good News For Caribbean Yacht Charter Clients

caribbean yacht charter clients can now fly to St. Lucia with United Airlines

UPDATE!  Current Domestic Flights on American Airlines for your St Lucia Yacht Charter Experience!   For US-based travelers, here is the March 2017 updated list of major cities with American Airlines service to St Lucia:   From:                                                             To: Boston, MA (BOS)                           […]

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Save 14% on Perini Navi Yacht Charter In The Caribbean

multiple sailboats sailing in a race with a large Perini Navi sailboat in the foreground

      WHAT’S SO SPECIAL? When it comes to luxurious sailing yachts, one name has dominated the industry for years – Perini Navi.  A Perini Navi yacht charter is the fusion of the luxury of a motoryacht, with the exhilaration and performance of a wind-powered sailboat. It’s the ultimate eco-friendly superyacht experience. For the […]

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Fill The Gap, and Save 20% on Sunseeker 130 yacht Thumper in Monaco

sunseeker yacht Thumper aerial view

  THE DEAL Hoping to fill her last remaining Monaco yacht charter availability in June, the owner of Sunseeker yacht THUMPER is running an exceptional 20% discount for a 5-7 day superyacht experience, 01-08 June, 2017. This brings the weekly low season base rate down from €155,000 per week to €124,000 per week for these […]

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Malta Eases Restrictions On Private Yachts That Carry Over 12 Passengers

Yacht marina in Malta with superyacht in foreground and Maltese flag flying above marina

    One of the biggest hurdles for large families and groups seeking to enjoy a private yacht charter vacation has been partially lifted by the yachting registration authorities in Malta.   In late December, 2016, Transport Malta, the administrative authority that oversees regulations for yachts flying the flag of Malta, introduced new guidelines for […]

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