Yachting in the Italian Riviera: Glamour with Gusto The 2014 yachting season in the Italian Riviera has launched. In the picture-perfect harbors, patrons gaze out from waterfront cafes at the newly arrived yachts in curiosity and delight. No matter who you are, charter guests docked in their tiny ports are worthy of distinction. The excitement…Details
Someone posted a comment on our Facebook page that was showing a picture of the bow of a Turkish Gulet, as in: “Alright, I’ll bite, what’s a Gulet?” Which, of course, gave me the inspiration for this article. Let me give you the technical explanation first – Gulets are beautiful, sleek, 2 or 3 masted…Details
The Mediterranean yacht rate structure in a contract to charter a boat is as follows. First, there is a fixed base rate for the boat and the crew. Second, there is a “variable” part which is called the APA (Advance Provisioning Allowance). This is, essentially, an “advance” that you are making to the Captain of…Details
We understand that inquiring about yacht chartering for the first time can be a little confusing and intimidating. We are here to help you understand and feel comfortable about coming to us with any questions you may have. First time BVI yacht charterers are very important to us and we hope to deliver proper satisfaction.…Details
If you’re looking for something unique and special for your summer charter vacation getaway, perhaps you should take a closer look at Alaska and the Pacific NorthWest as an option. The best way to to see the spectacular sights and experiences of this amazing region of our continent is to charter a nice comfortable yacht…Details
No I didn’t see these on somebody else’s website – they are my own thoughts after 15 years is the business – these are the 3 critical yacht charter tips that I’d like to pass on. They are most critical for crewed yacht charters. 1. The crew makes your charter successful – not the boat.…Details
Hydra is a different Greek island. So many islands so little time: this is the conundrum we face after the decision is made – “let’s do the Greek islands this year….” – this is the point where most foreigners and would be charterers, entranced by the beautiful pictures of white windmills and churches with blue…Details
This article could have been well entitled “The Magic of a Well Prepared Preference Sheet” – since the secret of a perfect yacht vacation will depend largely on the quality and detail of this essential document. The value of a well filled out, and complete charter Preference Sheet cannot be over-estimated. Does your group include…Details
Here are some Virgin Island bareboating tips for newcomers to the bareboat scene in the BVI. Let’s start at the beginning: the British and US Virgin Islands offer one of the greatest and most relaxing bare-boating experiences in the world and we’d like the opportunity to offer up a selection of BVI bareboating tips.
Several factors contribute to this well earned reputation: plenty of small islands, regular E to NE winds, protected waters, great beaches and places to moor and go ashore and an overall excellent vacation experience even in bad weather.
As you can imagine, there is also a huge selection of bare-boat companies and models available for charter for both power and sailing enthusiasts.Details
Yachting along the Baja Peninsula in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez is an exotic adventure of contrast and discovery; scorched deserts and cobalt seas, vibrant towns and frontier lands. Underwater, an astonishing variety of species cavort, frolic and thrill everyone on board, whether passive observers, deep-sea divers, or avid sport fisherman. From the sandy shores, the…Details