charters

The forever sought-after rotation

Three words: Charter Rotation Position! These three words bring joy to the ears of many in search of their next vessel. Charter yachts provide the ability to earn extra cash, while rotations provide the extra freedom of time. Everyone wants it — but first, there are a few concerns to take into account.

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Gifts from the Galley

Make that send-off swag bag for charter guests extraordinary by adding a little something from the chef. We know the chief stew likes to put together a nice send-off swag…

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USCG, CBP officers clarify rules

Pollution, Covid and more frequent stops were among the top concerns among captains and crew in attendance.

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Costa Rica clears way for foreign-flagged yachts to charter

Foreign-flagged charter yachts over 24 meters can now legally charter in Costa Rica’s waters simply by obtaining a renewable yearly license, providing proper documentation, and paying a modest 2.5% of the charter fee.

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Shut Down and Stranded: Pandemic realities for those Who Work at Sea:

Delays, cancellations, restrictions, closures, quarantines, and last-minute changes have become the norm in the past 18 months. For crew, the fallout has been immense.

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Maritime Regulations No Guarantee Against Local Pandemic Restrictions

On almost a daily basis, new rules are implemented or existing rules are modified with little to no notice, creating chaos for crew and endless problems for itinerary planning, owner’s use, and charters.

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Chefs up their game when short supplies mean empty shelves at food stores

Whether scrambling for scarce provisions or conjuring up some immunity-boosting magic, these pro yacht chefs tackled pandemic challenges with true aplomb.

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For a perfectly tailored charter, first tailor the preference sheet to the yacht

Have your charter broker send you a copy of what they send out to clients. Do this not only to please your guests, but also to keep from disappointing them. Those are two entirely different things.

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It Takes Creativity to Keep a Yacht Running When Supply Falls Far Short of Demand

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With economists and supply chain experts predicting one to three years before supply catches up with demand, engineers and service techs have had to become nimbler and more creative.

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Supply shortage calls for creativity in the engine room

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Nimble engineers know there is more than one way to skin a cat. Despite some setbacks, the world is slowly emerging from the depths of the COVID pandemic. Nations are…

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