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The Hot List: What's New, What's Trending In Winter Charter
Our picks for the best new yachts, toys and amenities to be on the lookout for this winter charter season.
Vintage is the New Vogue: The pleasures of chartering a classic yacht
Classic yachts with substantial refits and modern features are seeing charter demand worldwide.
Inside the Mind of a (Really) Experienced Charter Yacht Owner
The man who bought the 164-foot Westport M/Y Trending chartered 30 or 40 times before setting up his own program.
Caribbean Charter Update: In the wake of the storms
After a brutal hurricane season, the yachts and islands in the northern Caribbean expect to be ready for winter charter.
Behind the Scenes with the Captain of Bravo's 'Below Deck Mediterranean'
The new captain in the Bravo series ‘Below Deck Mediterranean’ speaks out on her yachting career and her new gig as small-screen skipper.
Camper & Nicholsons Introduces 'Yachtster' at Monaco
Smaller Yachts, Shorter Terms, Instant Gratification: On-demand, short-term charters on yachts up to 115 feet are coming your way soon.
Caribbean Charter Heats Up
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.
Charter Climate Change
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.
A Matter of Taxes
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.