Luxury yacht charter is the most personalized style of vacation on earth. It offers all the amenities of a five-star hotel and all the experiences of your dreams.
Classic yachts with substantial refits and modern features are seeing charter demand worldwide.
The man who bought the 164-foot Westport M/Y Trending chartered 30 or 40 times before setting up his own program.
After a brutal hurricane season, the yachts and islands in the northern Caribbean expect to be ready for winter charter.
Keep calm and stay warm: Captains offer up their favorite itineraries in the Western Hemisphere's top tropical charter destinations.
The new captain in the Bravo series ‘Below Deck Mediterranean’ speaks out on her yachting career and her new gig as small-screen skipper.
Smaller Yachts, Shorter Terms, Instant Gratification: On-demand, short-term charters on yachts up to 115 feet are coming your way soon.
Charter broker LeAnn Morris Pliske discovered in early July that some of her favorite charter yachts were already booked for the Christmas and New Year’s charter weeks in the Caribbean. It was like she had time-warped back to 2005 or 2006, before the global economic crash, when clients had to book six months to a year in advance in order to get a top-notch yacht and crew for a winter-holiday charter in the Caribbean.
Owners of leading charter yachts 130 feet (39.62 meters) and larger are doing something in the Mediterranean this summer that we haven’t seen since before the economic crash in 2008: They’re requesting two- and three-week minimum bookings for prime cruising dates in July and August.
Will yacht charter clients be forced to pay Value Added Tax (VAT) this summer on the Côte d’Azur? If yes, then how much will the VAT be? We asked Claude Niek, CEO of Cannes-based CSO Yachts and a member of the Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association (MYBA) Tax Committee to give us his best guess before a decision comes (all hope) in time for the charter season.
The first yacht to launch in Wally’s new Ace motoryacht series is Kanga, an 86-foot (26.23-meter) displacement yacht featuring bright, contemporary interiors, exceptional volume and transatlantic range. Floating Life Charter & Brokerage announces that Kanga, which debuted at the Cannes and Monaco yacht shows, is available for luxury charter vacations.
Well known as a boat dealer and brokerage firm, MarineMax is taking a leap into the charter market with its MarineMax Vacations. With a fleet of custom-built power and sailing yachts and a base of operations in the heart of the British Virgin Islands, MarineMax invites charter guests to explore the deserted shores of the Caribbean from the comfort of a private yacht.
One of the noteworthy new yachts at the 2011 Monaco Yacht Show was E & E, a vessel that belongs to an experienced yachtsman who really knew what he wanted out of his new yacht. The starting point for the design and construction of E & E was the owner’s previous boat, his beloved Vripak-designed 126-foot yacht Jasmin.