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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)

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)

Edmiston & Company Adds ANDIAMO and HIGHLAND BREEZE to Its Charter Fleet

Edmiston & Company Announces Megayacht Additions ANDIAMO & HIGHLAND BREEZE to Its Worldwide Charter Fleet Edmiston & Company are delighted to announce their appointment as Central Agents for ANDIAMO, also featured by the Benetti division at the Monaco Yacht Show 2007. Built by Benetti in 2006, at 36.6m ANDIAMO sleeps 10 guests in five cabins. This excellent yacht will be cruising the West Mediterranean at Euro 75,000 low season and Euro 80,000 high season.  HIGHLAND BREEZE is a 34.34m Swan super yacht built by Nautor of Finland. Launched in 2002, she combines a racing yacht performance with world-class comfort and opulence. She offers luxury accommodations for six guests in three cabins. HIGHLAND BREEZE will be cruising in the Caribbean at Euro 44,000 low season and Euro 48,000 high season. ... (more)

Burger Launches 153' Tri-Deck Motor Yacht "INGOT"

Burger Boat Company launched INGOT, a 153’ Tri Deck Motor Yacht. INGOT is a luxurious and sophisticated Burger. Powered by twin Caterpillar 3508 engines, she is ready to efficiently cruise the world. INGOT was designed to be an environmentally friendly “go anywhere” exploration vessel with the refinement of a classic and stately motor yacht. With an exquisite design throughout her 5,025 square feet (467 square meters) of interior accommodations and 4,150 square feet (386 square meters) of exterior deck and leisure space, she features brilliant detail and amenities ensuring pleasant cruising for owners and guests wherever she travels. INGOT features a “Neo” Classical motif enriched by traditionally designed, bookmatched, raised panel Honduras mahogany. The interior incorporates curved, molded and radiused joiner details throughout accented ... (more)

Now that's a Da Vinci!

Poor Leonardo. After losing out to Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni during his lifetime, he still doesn't get the credit or recognition his work deserves. Finally, someone trusted their intuition, and bought a sketch which looked to him like a Leonardo, and, lo - it was! His $19000 investment is now worth $150 million: Now that's what I call reverse innovation! If you'll excuse me, I'm off to the basement to see if I have any Da Vinci's lying around in my art collection... ... (more)

IBM Helps MarineMax Drive Smarter Retail Operations

NEW YORK, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 2010 NRF CONFERENCE -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today that MarineMax, (NYSE: HZO), the largest recreational boat retailer in the United States, is using IBM business analytics to streamline operational planning, improve decision-making, and enforce more consistent, collaborative information access across the company. Since implementing the solutions, the retailer has been able to cut inventory costs, improve return on marketing spending, and reduce overall planning cycles from months to just a few weeks, among other benefits. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO) Over the past decade, MarineMax has experienced tremendous growth. Today, the company can be found in 55 locations across the United States, with a multi-channel retail model that includes showrooms, catalogs, a call center and a full-... (more)

New Low Rates From My Huatulco Vacation Rentals Are Making Luxury Travel Available to the Masses

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/05/14 -- Luxury vacations should not just be available to the rich and famous. Instead, they should be available to the avid vacationer looking for some time away from the stresses of life without having to empty out their bank account. When My Huatulco Vacation entered the Huatulco vacation rentals market in 2008, they recognized a gap between affordable vacation properties and high-priced hotels and resorts. Due to this gap, MHV set out to transform the vacation market in Huatulco, Mexico by providing a large number of amenities and private villas more readily available and affordable to the average traveler. Today, MHV has more than 140 different units in their property inventory that exceed the experience offered at the most luxurious Huatulco hotels in the region. Not only do the rentals available from HMV beat out five sta... (more)

VACATIONEXPRESS.com Exclusive for Columbus: All Inclusive Kids Fly, Stay, Eat and Play on Grand Bahama Island From $199 With Airfare

COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwired - May 21, 2014) -  With their new service to Grand Bahama Island, it's no surprise Vacation Express has scoured the island to find the Best Of for their travelers, in addition to crystal blue waters, golden sands and island breeze. Think you're reading about heaven? You are, sort of. The Bahamas comes pretty close. It's no wonder people say: "It's better in the Bahamas." Because it really is. Leave Port Columbus International Airport and head to Grand Bahamas for four nights from May 5 - August 8, 2014 or Cincinnati from May 1 - October 23, 2014. For a very limited time, children under 12 can fly for fares as low as $199 including taxes on their exclusive Bahamasair non-stop flights. What's even more exciting is both all-inclusive hotels, Memories Grand Bahamas Beach & Resort and Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach allow children under 12 to stay, e... (more)

Vacation Express Announces New Direct Flights to Grand Bahama Island From Pittsburgh

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - June 25, 2014) - Vacation Express is proud to announce a new service to Grand Bahama Island from Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). Departures to Grand Bahama Island (FPO) begin on August 12 and will run through October 26.  Vacation packages and all-inclusive deals to Grand Bahama Island include direct (one stop) flight, luxe all-inclusive resort, local representative and taxes starting at $699.* When you book an all-inclusive package with Vacation Express, you will enjoy all meals, unlimited drinks, exciting entertainment and much more. Travelers looking for the perfect getaway to beautiful beaches with great duty-free shopping will discover a Caribbean paradise in Grand Bahama Island. Flights and vacation packages are offered through vacationexpress.com or by calling 800.309.4717. Kevin Hernandez, VP Marketing and Sales, Vacation ... (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)

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)