American Yacht’s Booking Manager, Christina Papadopoulos and several of her colleagues were at the annual Marmaris Charter Yacht Show – 2013. This picture was taken aboard OFELIA, an incredible 118′ foot sailing schooner that charters in the Eastern and Western Med during the season. The ship has a 12 guest capacity and although she was built fairly recently (2000) is very classically decorated interior. The show was very successful and well attended. There was, as expected, a vast selection of Turkish Gulets to be seen and Christina was able to go on board most of them and interview the crews. If you are interested in a yacht charter vacation along the Turkish coast with a few very interesting Greek Islands thrown in for good measure, you need to talk to us here at American Yacht, we know the areas, the yachts, gulets and we know the best itineraries. Attending the charter shows is the best way to share the most recent information with our clients and recommending the best boats and crews. Our partners and associates attend most of the charter yacht shows all over the world, including Marmaris, Genoa, Poros (Greece), Antigua, Tortola and St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. Attendance at these trade shows is a fundamental responsibility for Charter booking agents and brokers. In this way we are able to recommend certain yachts over others as being more suitable for different clients requirements and tastes. It you are looking for a family vacation, we will make sure that the crew are- kid-friendly, if you like to eat on board most of the time, we’ll recommend a yacht with a superb chef on board. Always choose a broker or booking agent who is a member of one of the professional organizations such as CYBA, FYBA, HYBA, MYBA or AYCA. These organizations ensure that their membership is limited to experienced, knowledgeable professionals who attend these important shows.