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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...
Sparkling wine and music on the deck of a luxurious cruise ship under the Caribbean stars at savings of at least 50 percent off retail combine for a Romantic New Year with MSC Cruises.
A shortage of dock space in South Florida and the Bahamas has launched a marina mega-business: purchasing slips to ensure harbor in chosen ports of call.
Don't forget to bring along a beach towel when you tour the ancient walled city of Tulum, for the magnificent sprawling ruins share center stage with glistening, turquoise waters and some of the most beautiful powdery white-sand beaches on the Yucatan.
A graceful canoe-stern motoryacht, M/Y Nibani?s extensive two-year interior/exterior refit has resulted in a combination of 20th century elegance and 21st century amenities.
The northernmost coral island, Bermuda lies in the Atlantic Ocean, just 650 miles east of North Carolina ? and actually closer to New York than to the Bahamas. And while easily accessible from her Caribbean neighbors, Britain?s oldest colony seems a world away, in both tradition and ...
Carnival. Mardi Gras. Fat Tuesday. Lundi Gras. Shrove Tuesday. Fastnacht. Fettisdagen. Uzgavens. All are names synonymous with the weeks of partying leading up to Lent. And while many people think of New Orleans as the Mardi Gras capital of the world, celebrations in Nice, Venice, Rio,...
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.
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.
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!
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 an...
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 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 you...
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.
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,...
Most captains display a certain affection for their vessels, but Norwegian Captain Morton Hansen speaks of the 258ft SS Delphine as if she were a paragon, describing her as though she were an elegant, refined woman of whom he's enamoured, and one for whom he shows the utmost respect. '...
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 opene...
If you?ve been toying with the idea of purchasing a yacht, but don?t want the burden of maintaining one, owning one for a few weeks a year can be the answer.
A third-generation chef takes advantage of her alternative training to carry out her talents on a midsize sailing yacht. Strong breezes met us on our way out of the Yacht Club Marina in Antigua. Although dark clouds portside indicated rain in nearby Montserrat, our afternoon of comfort...
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.
A classic wooden yacht that resembles a warm cozy lodge provides the perfect refuge when exploring British Columbia's great outdoors.
Once a favorite haunt of pirates, and the setting for Treasure Island, the riches in this area of the West Indies now lie in abundant coral reefs and unpopulated islands accessible only by boat. When I was able to tear myself away long enough to return to the tender of the 85ft Hattera...
Members of The Sacks Group Yachting Professionals work together to give clients the benefit of all their experience. Their clients include members of the Forbes 400 and 500 lists, heads of state, famous celebrities, CEOs of large companies, and families.
After cruising through some of the most beautiful islands in the U.S., it was difficult to say which left a stronger impression: a stunning 30ft orca whale nearly jumping over a kayak, or Jamal's fabulous all-female crew.
After cruising through some of the most beautiful islands in the U.S., it was difficult to say which left a stronger impression: a stunning 30ft orca whale nearly jumping over a kayak, or Jamal?s fabulous all-female crew.
To accommodate this increasingly fast-paced world we live in, we are excited to introduce Private Jet Charters & Travel (www.JetChartersMagazine.com), a supplement to YV&C (www.YachtChartersMagazine.com). When we published our 'Air Charter' column in the premier issue of Internation...
Welcome to the second issue of YV&C. With this issue, we are excited to introduce our Private Jet Charters & Travel supplement (www.JetChartersMagazine.com), which we hope you will find both interesting and informative. When we published our 'Air Charter' column in our premier issu...
From day trips on a river in the Netherlands to luxury crewed charters in the Mediterranean, Jaguar's creative owner/operators have built their business by doing everything from designing the boat to handpicking the crew. Their grandest project yet is scheduled to launch by next sp...
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 o...
Isla Mujeres is a perfect Caribbean stopover when exploring the Yucatán and Central American coast, but the real draw is its laid-back attitude.
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, sal...
In this month's cover story we focus on how to earn big money with Java on three levels. JDJ's feature brings you practical tips for the Java programmer by both Ed Zebrowski, JDJ's product review editor, and Sean Rhody. We also have a somewhat technical discussion by Juergen Brendel co...