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From fashion statements to state-of-the-art functionality, watches are one of the hottest accessories of the year. Luxury timepieces make an instant impression and, in some cases, can even save boaters' lives! Nautical timekeeping and navigation have come a long way since hourglasses hung from the rafters in old-time sailing ships and captains gazed at the stars through telescopes. Today's personal timepieces not only tell you the exact millisecond, but they function as compasses, stopwatches, and even a beacon to summon rescuers! Above all, they command attention as pieces of luxury jewelry, and send out a strong message: watches have become a major status symbol. According to Tourneau's senior vice president of marketing, Andrew Block, the luxury watch market is booming, thanks to the introduction of new brands and new styles as well as significant investments in... (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)

Chartering Enables Yacht Owners to Upgrade Their Boats

The principals of Trinity Yachts, John Dane, CEO, and Bill Smith, VP, sat down with YV & C publisher Fuat Kircaali to speak about the growth of the charter industry and how it affects them as yacht builders. Trinity Yachts, founded in 1988, is already known as the number one American shipyard. Since 1990, their 38-acre Louisiana facility - including 10 roofed acres - has turned out 33 hulls. Seven yachts are currently under construction. How did this dynamic company grow so rapidly? John Dane, CEO of Trinity Yachts, was running Trinity Industries' marine group in 1988, with 22 sh... (more)

M/Y Solemates - Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's Favorite Charter Yacht

On a charter vacation aboard Solemates, the unmatched level of service offered by the captain and crew plays as great a role as the destination and the opulence of the boat.  One of the reasons that Solemates, a magnificent 171ft motoryacht, commands a premium charter rate of $260,000 a week (plus expenses) is because it's a Feadship, considered to be the Rolls-Royce of yachts. The unsurpassable construction and palatial decor that includes a hand-carved three-story limestone foyer (that reportedly took three years to complete), a sky lounge with entertainment area and mosaic ba... (more)