At Tucker Point Hotel

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Flying in a British Airways Boeing 777 that must be on the point of drawing it’s pension we left Gatwick and landed on time in Bermuda.If Superyachts were this old they would have been through several major refits. Cabin crew try and tell us it is just twelve years old but twenty might be nearer […]

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Bermuda Beckons

Monday, October 11th, 2010

As part of our ongoing series of articles in which we feature the Flag States of the British Red Ensign Group we are off to Bermuda. We arrive tomorrow and will stay until the end of the week. Hotel Internet willing (and hopefully free) we plan to update our blog as we move around this […]

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Free Train Tickets from the Airport

Friday, October 8th, 2010

We just received an email from METS, the Marine Equipment Trade Show at Amsterdam RAI. The exhibition centre is offering a free NS single return ticket between Schiphol Station and Amsterdam RAI Station. It is also offering visitors a single NS [Dutch Railways] return ticket for only € 9.50, valid from any train station in […]

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Celebrities who own Superyachts

Friday, September 17th, 2010

We are compiling a list of celebrities who currently own superyachts. Here are some we thought of immediately: The Aga Khan Bill Joy Sir Donald Gosling Eddie Jordan Johnny Depp Paul Allen Sir Richard Branson Tiger Woods Who would you include on the list?

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Farewell to a super SuperYacht

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Our beautiful last night sunset over Corfu By the time you read this the 56 metre sailing yacht Montigne will be hard at work on another charter, this time in Croatia. Having spent time aboard her, being spoiled by her wonderfully attentive crew, we know that the lucky guests who have chosen to charter this […]

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Our Cruising Area aboard Montigne

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Montigne at anchor off Corfu Corfu is one of seven islands in the Ionian Sea and lies just 70 miles across the Straits of Corfu from the heel of Italy The Ionian derives it’s name from Io, a one time mistress of Zeus who, to protect her from his wife Hera, turned her into a […]

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The Syvota Islands aboard Montigne

Monday, July 26th, 2010

The three islands are in fact some distance from the town of Syvota on the Greek mainland and because of their position in the Bay of Mourtu they are often given the name of the Mourtu Islands. They are popular because they offer a plethora of sheltered anchorages. Ashore the area has grown as a […]

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Playing with super yacht Montigne’s toys

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

We left our anchorage after a splendid breakfast of fresh fruits and freshly baked breads and sailed south down the western side of Corfu. Discreet pockets of tourist development splatter this coast where the terrain permits but otherwise from the sea the island looks as it must have done for centuries, lush green slopes falling […]

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Eating aboard SuperYacht Montigne

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Did we mention the food? Christophe the Chef on this wonderful superyacht is from France what more needs to be said? Seriously, he is so good that we have decided to feature him in a story we are writing for publication in The Financial Times that will appear in that newspaper to coincide with the […]

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Our First Day aboard Montigne off Corfu

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Montigne sailed from the Gouvia Marina, north of Corfu town early this morning, heading North for the narrow gap that divides the island from the mysterious country of Albania still a tricky place to charter. The Albanian coast is shrouded in mist, giving it an almost sinister feel that merely adds to secrecy that has […]

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