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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 take across the Atlantic. While charter vacations can vary anywhere from $40,000-420,000 per week for the base fee (expenses and gratuities usually run an additional third), the company continues to see a steady increase in clients. And not only are people chartering more often, but the yachts ... (more)

Dutch Treat

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 spring.   When Claudia Rijntjes left her job as manager of a well-known restaurant in the Netherlands, the owner remarked, "Oh, she wasn't cut out for this business anyway; she isn't dedicated." As it turned out, she couldn't have been more wrong. Twelve years later, Claudia, a striking, genteel woman in... (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)