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TOP 3 Best UAV’s For Luxury Yacht Charter Vessels

GoPro Karma drone

There’s no escaping them, drones are everywhere – from sporting events, to backyard parties, and even battlefields.   These UAV’s (unmanned aerial vehicles) are evolving quickly (and considering they might deliver my groceries to my front door someday soon, I’m hoping they’re here for good). #UAV inventors are amazing… Of course, it doesn’t take long for […]

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Blazing Fast Tender Added to Yacht Double Down Watertoy Inventory

DOUBLE DOWN superyacht behind Jana Sheeder on superyacht docks

Our Monegasque friend, James Graham-Cloete of Thompson Westwood and White Yachts, managers of motor yacht DOUBLE DOWN, dropped us an email last week.  Knowing we’re big fans of this 65 meter Codecasa and her amazing captain, Charles Dugas-Standish, James seemed excited to share the news about the superyacht and her newest watertoy. We were certainly […]

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40 Meter Greek #Yacht Charter Vessel Takes Advance Reservations Prior To Launch

AQUA LIBRA white Sunseeker motoryacht profile

  THE NEWS She’s not scheduled to splash down until 2018, but that’s not keeping eager Greek yacht charter clients from placing deposits for vacations next summer on this new 40 meter yacht. The Sunseeker 131 motor yacht AQUA LIBRA 131 is still in her build shed in Dorset, but the buzz surrounding the opportunity […]

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Making A Difference – Six Simple Tips To Reduce Plastic Onboard Private Yacht Charter Vessels

Jana Sheeder sitting on the aft couch of a yacht in a marina

    Back in April , we took a look at the problem of trash in luxury yacht charter marinas, and offered suggestions on things we can all do to make a difference in the fight to protect our natural resources and ultimate planetary health.  It’s always reassuring to know that our voice is just […]

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The Top Five Boat Names For 2017

FREEDOM dark-hulled yacht with white superstructure, at anchor during the golden hour

    THE STORY I saw an article last week about the top baby names for 2017. The story went on to speculate, “…if you’re searching for a baby name in 2017, you’ve got a big, exciting decision to make. Whether you’re after something that’s trendy or traditional, it can be challenging to wade through […]

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Buon appetito – San Lorenzo Yacht TAKARA Adds New Chef to Crew

profile of motoryacht TAKARA

THE NEWS Bon appetit!  Motoryacht TAKARA will begin the 2017 Balearic Island yacht charter season with a new chef in the galley.   “Available in the Balearic Islands, M/Y TAKARA begins (the) 2017 season with a new super experienced Chef in her crew,” reports the yacht’s manager.  “Chef Daniel Wilbor begins a new professional venture on board…With over 10 […]

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90M motoryacht NERO and other luxury yacht charter vessels lauded for green practices

three round glasses containing water infused with strawberries blueberries pomegranate orange cucumber

THE AWARD The Charter Yacht Brokers Association (CYBA) has announced the 2017 winners of the “Going Green To Save The Blue” campaign, and the crew onboard yacht NERO have been recognized in the “Designer Water” contest.  The contest recognizes the crews of private luxury yacht charter vessels for their “yacht-made” water, as an effort to […]

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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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