Picturesque villages, rocky shores and activities galore combine for an ideal
summer getaway that’s perfect for the whole family
Sure you can reach Mystic, Connecticut, by taking Interstate 95 to Exit 90.
But as long as you’re heading for one of the great maritime capitals of the
Northeast, why not consider arriving by boat—via the Mystic River?
Navigating the twists and turns as you make your way up the winding waterway
from the Long Island Sound will set the mood for your visit. After all,
seafaring folk have sailed in and out of the area for hundreds of years—way
before the advent of highways. And Mystic’s still very much a maritime
town, with much of present day life focused on the river.
Marinas dot the riverbanks, making it easy to dock and access the many
historical, educational, and fun attractions Mystic has to offer. In fact
there are even dockage packages... (more)
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 ta... (more)
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)
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Lavish accommodations, state-of-the-art communications, and plenty of space
for entertaining provide guests with the perfect mix of business and
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)
The story of M/Y Positive Carry’s Captain Whitney Reiter reads a little
like a novel. But while serendipity has certainly played a role in his
becoming one of the youngest captains of a 142ft Trinity, it’s his
skill, hard work, upbeat nature, and love of the water that provide drama and
adventure for charter guests.
It’s the stuff dreams are made of: local Miami boy grows up with an
affinity for fishing and cruising the surrounding waters. He attends an area
high school and the University of Miami, commercially fishing and lobstering
with his dad during school b... (more)