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Merle Wood and Peter Croke, of Merle Wood & Associates, specialize in yachts in excess of 120 feet. With cumulative sales in excess of $4 billion, the company is internationally recognized as the premier yacht brokerage firm in the world. They deal exclusively in the construction, sale, purchase, and charter of large motoryachts. Advertisements for Merle Wood & Associates read "Paradise Is Only a Charter Away," a promise they aim to fulfill for every client, whether they're looking for a week-long charter in the Bahamas or a trial run on a 200ft megayacht they plan to buy and take across the Atlantic. While charter vacations can vary anywhere from $40,000-420,000 per week for the base fee (expenses and gratuities usually run an additional third), the company continues to see a steady increase in clients. And not only are people chartering more often, but the yachts ... (more)

The Sky's the Limit

It takes a knowledgeable broker to make sure your charter experience is everything you want it to be. Nigel Burgess, one of the largest yacht brokerages in the world, recently opened an office in Manhattan to better serve their clients in the States. I asked Alev Karagulle, director of marketing and communications for the firm, why now?  "While our activities in Europe are rock solid and we are also involved in various emerging markets, we predict that our activities in the U.S. will adopt an increasingly important role for us over the coming years," she said. The company alread... (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)

Gems From the Sea For Your Yacht Charter

YV&C International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine reports: The only gem created by a living animal, pearls have been a sign of classic good taste and beauty for more than 4,000 years. For more than 100 years, Mikimoto has duplicated the natural process, and become the world’s leading producer of cultured pearls. Here, Mikimoto’s Robert Artelt, shares with YV&C readers some of the company’s newest designs, and offers advice on what to look for when purchasing pearl jewelry. Archipelagoes are often described as a string of pearls set in pristine azure waters. ... (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)