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The more I attend yacht shows and travel aboard various vessels, the more it becomes apparent that there is, indeed, a yacht for every budget and for every need. From 45ft bareboat catamarans to luxury crewed charters, from family reunions to corporate events, the experience can be yours. At this year's 45th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, one of the largest in the world, interest was strong in boats of all sizes, from canoes to megayachts. The YV&C staff spent most of our time at the Bahia Mar and Las Olas marinas, viewing the superyachts (see our show album in this issue). Three of our favorites were the 143ft Van Mill, Starship, which features an incredible formal dining room with a panoramic view and an elegant foyer enhanced with makore and mahogony woods. Should you need transport while on board, you can hop on Starship's very own helicopter. Wi... (more)

Galley Magic

Nothing has been spared on Obsession II, a streamlined sailing yacht designed to run optimally with a small crew. The chef utilizes the state-of-the-art galley to maximum advantage. Following a casual buffet lunch aboard the 112ft S/Y Obsession II, in Antigua, 20 or so guests rewarded Chef Pierre Dumortier with a standing ovation. He graciously accepted the praise, which was well deserved. We had boarded the sleek vessel a couple of hours earlier in Nelson’s Dockyard Marina, and entered the strikingly large deck saloon, which features a full panoramic view. The air conditioni... (more)

Monaco Yacht Show 2005 Live Coverage - P/Y Annaliesse Raises The Bar in Yacht Charter

International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine - News  Coverage EXCLUSIVE GOOGLE NEWS by YV&C Lavish accommodations, state-of-the-art communications, and plenty of space for entertaining provide guests with the perfect mix of  business and pleasure. With the launch of the spectacular 280ft P/Y Annaliesse in 2004, Liveras Yachts’ director Kiri Kyriacou says his company has opened a new market in yacht charter. “Several years “ago,” he says, “we set out to design a yacht to accommodate 36 guests.” The result was an opulent, floating palace with... (more)

Destination Paradise on a Yacht Charter with M/Y Northern Light

Following five successful years chartering in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, the sumptuous 151ft Royal Van Lent Feadship, Northern Light, will embark on her most exotic journey yet: the sun-drenched islands of the Indian Ocean. It’s difficult to envision a more alluring destination, a tropical haven of unspoiled nature, rich with coral reefs and teeming with bird and aquatic life. An immense island chain where sparkling blue lagoons combine with sugary white sands, and trips ashore to ancient temples and tea, cinnamon and avocado  plantations reveal a colorful cultur... (more)

Fractional Yacht Ownership vs Yacht Charter

Sharing a yacht is an appealing investment for businessmen and experienced yachters alike. With more and more emphasis on “living the good life,” innovative concepts have emerged that allow those wanting to “have it all” to partake in a smorgasbord of luxury lifestyle options. Based on the premise of “why go it alone, when you can lower the cost of ownership and give more people the option to take part?” timeshare and fractional ownership plans have multiplied rapidly. They now run the gamut from luxury condos and upscale vacation homes, to pri... (more)