Unforgettable Yacht Charter Vacations Around the World

Jamie Matusow

Subscribe to Jamie Matusow: eMailAlertsEmail Alerts
Get Jamie Matusow: homepageHomepage mobileMobile rssRSS facebookFacebook twitterTwitter linkedinLinkedIn


Top Stories by Jamie Matusow

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)

The Sky's the Limit

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 of marketing and communications for the firm, why now?  "While our activities in Europe are rock solid and we are also involved in various emerging markets, we predict that our activities in the U.S. will adopt an increasingly important role for us over the coming years," she said. The company alread... (more)

Obsession with the Sea

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. The crisp, crackling underwater sound I heard was unfamiliar to me. I tried to pinpoint it while caught up in the mesmerizing world of slowly waving purple sea fans, magenta-colored coral, and schools of fish ranging from electric blue to vibrant yellow. When I was able to tear myself away long enough to return to the tender of the 85ft Hatteras, Obsession, I removed my snorkel and asked Ca... (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)