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St. Maarten SCYE2004 Photo Album Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting Photo Album 2004 The mood was definitely upbeat on Thursday, October 28, as the 45th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show commenced with the largest opening day crowd in its history. The YV&C staff was on hand and spent most of their time at Bahia Mar and Las Olas, touring the show's superyachts. We're happy to report that the weather was sunny and beautiful, the brokers were optimistic, the crews were as gracious as ever, and the yachts were crowded with prospective clients for both sale and charter. It was a great opportunity to exchange ideas with so many of you. Following is our Fort Lauderdale Photo Album with some highlights from this year's show. Enjoy - and here's to a great season!     (October 28, 2004) - Carmen Gonzalez, executive vice president of advertising sales, Fuat Kircaali... (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 an unsurpassed level of luxury. At a charter rate of $120,000 per day (or $800,000 per week), Kyriacou says the yacht’s leisure complexes and state-of-the-art business facilities are particularly well-suited to corporate use, though large families would be equally appreciative of her ... (more)

Lanzarote: Where Rain Never Stops Play

LONDON, January 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Met Office recently revealed that 2012 was the wettest year in England since records began in 1910. On 27 December, the average rainfall across England (1,095.8mm) had already surpassed the previous record of 1,093mm in 2000, with downpours continuing right up until the end of the year. For Brits looking to escape the dreaded drizzle, Lanzarote  in the Canary Islands is a fantastic choice - the average annual rainfall is a mere 140mm, which means the only umbrella you're likely to need is a sun parasol! Lanzarote not only enjoys the lowest rainfall of its neighbouring islands, but average January daytime temperatures reach a pleasant 20°C. Here is a brief look at some of the island's other charms.  Volcanic scenery Lanzarote is known as the 'island of 100 volcanoes' although it actually has around 300 volcanic peaks. The ... (more)

Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism Heats Up the 2013 Miami Boat Show

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the azure Caribbean Sea, Dominican Republic is one of the hottest destinations for boating and yachting, featuring dozens of full-service international marinas, a variety of watersports, deep sea fishing and upscale resorts and hotels. Located just 800 miles south of Miami, the pristine beauty of the land and its 1,000 miles of coastline attract a variety of regattas, tournaments and other water recreation and sporting events from around the world each year. (Photo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130214/CG60731) To capitalize on this, the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism will have a presence at the 2013 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show and is excited to announce that a few of the stunning Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders will be on hand Thurs., Feb. 14 f... (more)

The French Will Never Forget Commemorated the 70th Anniversary of D-Day With an Emotional Tribute in New York City

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 06/06/14 -- To commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day, and as an homage to the U.S. soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice for the liberation of France, the not-for-profit association The French Will Never Forget (TFWNF), with help from both the French and U.S. governments, produced a grand and moving tribute earlier today at Liberty Island. A series of events demonstrated the support and gratitude the French people feel for their longtime American allies. The French navy frigate Lafayette called on the Port of New York; a flotilla of sailboats from the Manhattan Yacht Club surrounded Liberty Island; and a New York Firefighter boat sprayed streams of red, white and blue water into the air as a salute. Two helicopters flew over the Statue of Liberty, a gift from France to the United States in 1886, where they released 1 million ... (more)

Data Center Conference -- Infomart, Digital Realty Trust, DataSite, Centurylink/Savvis and Dimension Data: Industry Leadership to Convene for 4th NorCalAnnual Summit

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Leading data center firms Infomart, Digital Realty Trust, DataSite, Centurylink/Savvis and Dimension Data will participate in high-level panel discussions during The Fourth Annual Northern California Data Center Summit on Februay 23-25.  The summit will feature an opening night reception on February 23, full-day conference on February 24 and operations workshop on February 25. Join the expected 400+ attendees in three days of informational panels and networking. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150211/174873 "The National Data Center Summit Series presents a great conference, with good attendance and the right people," Frank X. Lukas, Ph.D., Global Chief Technology Officer, Devonshire Investors International View detailed agenda and registration > http://cre-events.com/dcnorcal2015/ _________________________... (more)

Arabian Knights and Their Floating Palaces

Some of the largest, most opulent yachts in the world belong to Arab royalty and businessmen. Only one, Phocea, the largest privately owned sailing yacht in the world, owned by a woman, is available for charter. Arab royalty and oil sheiks, like most Western elite with a taste for a lavish lifestyle, are fond of adding a megayacht or two as part of their big ticket possessions since they constitute the ultimate status symbol. A mega or super yacht is defined as a private luxury cruising vessel that is at least 85 feet in length. Some currently being built are surpassing 450ft! At one time a 75ft boat was considered large. Now even 150ft is seen as modest. The cost can run in the tens of millions of dollars, and annual running expenses can add an average of 10-12% of the yacht's value. (September 21, 2005, Monaco) - Carmen Gonzalez and Robyn Forma with Lady Maura duri... (more)

Who Will Buy Larry Ellison's (World's Largest) Megayacht?

International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine - News  Coverage EXCLUSIVE GOOGLE NEWS by YV&C Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine's editor-at-large reports: Ever since Larry Ellison agreed last week to an unusual settlement to end the "derivative lawsuits" against him resulting from insider trading allegations dating back to 2001, a settlement which will cost $122.5M, the megayachting world has been abuzz with speculation as who could afford to buy the 452-foot Rising Sun megayacht from him – the world's largest yacht – and maybe help defray some of that expense. Bigger even than Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen's massive 414-foot Octopus, Rising Sun made her first visit to the South of France in May 2005 during the Cannes Festival and just prior to the Monaco Grand Prix and has been mentioned in the same breath as steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, owner of a $128M ho... (more)

Monaco Yacht Show Live Coverage Photo Album

Andreas Liveras of Liveras Yachts, Nicholas Edmiston of Edmiston and Company, Alex Braden of Yachting Partners International, Peter Croke of Merle Wood and Associates, Michael White of Cavendish White were all on the docks the first day of 15th Annual Monaco Yacht Show. Andreas Liveras of Liveras Yachts with Carmen Gonzalez and Robyn Forma of International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine, the first day of 15th Annual Monaco Yacht Show. Liveras is holding the current issue of YV&C, which has an exclusive article on P/Y Annaliesse. (September 21, 2005, Monaco) - This year's MYS Monaco Yacht Show Catalogue   (September 21, 2005, Monaco) - Andreas Liveras of Liveras Yachts with Carmen Gonzalez and Robyn Forma of International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine, the first day of 15th Annual Monaco Yacht Show. Liveras is holding the current issue of YV&C, which has an... (more)

Monaco Yacht Show 2005 Live Coverage - M/Y Jasmin The Scent of Pure Excellence

International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine - News  Coverage EXCLUSIVE GOOGLE NEWS by YV&C Of how many vessels in the world, when first you see them, can you truly say that you were awestruck? Quietly, but conclusively. Awestruck. M/Y JASMIN, with her dark blue hulk, flared bow, white superstructure, and her flawless fully-faired finish, is such a vessel. Berthed conveniently at Atakoy Marina, just 15 minutes’ drive from Istanbul’s main Ataturk airport. When I boarded her, the JASMIN is the only yacht I have ever yearned immediately to circle over in a helicopter to enjoy an aerial view before going on board. From the very first moment, it is crystal-clear that you are entering not just “another superyacht,” but an incredibly unusual, one-off, memorable creation. And for some reason my first instinct was to want to see her from above, from... (more)

Monaco Yacht Show 2005 Live Coverage - SS Delphine She's a Lady

International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine - News  Coverage EXCLUSIVE GOOGLE NEWS by YV&C Jamie Edmiston Arrives to Monte Carlo With His Helicopter and Parks on Th e Roof of Hotel Port Palace Originally launched by the Dodge family in 1921, SS Delphine is now grander and more sophisticated than ever, having incorporated every amenity today’s charter guests desire. 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. “She’s a lady,” Hansen says emphatically. “Treat her right, and she will give back.” And indeed she has. The opulently appointed steam yacht has responded well to a lengthy resto... (more)