Sailing a Super Fast Super Yacht

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Liara’s Round the Island Success Following her extraordinary first outing over the weekend during the Round the Island Race, we will be putting the Performance Yachts PY-100 Liara through her paces tomorrow in the Solent. Described as a fast cruising yacht, complete with all the comforts of home, this yacht took on some of the […]

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Aboard a Canal Boat not a Super Yacht

Monday, June 15th, 2009

This week Michael and I have swapped 42 metres for 42 feet. We are cruising in the Garonne Valley from Montauban to le Mas-d’Agenais aboard a canal boat courtesy of Le Boat What a fabulous part of France. It is quiet and peaceful with hardly any other tourists and virtually no one else on the […]

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VLC Media Player – A Great Computer Program

Monday, June 1st, 2009

This is nothing to do with super yachts but instead is about making my life easier.  It is the first of a series I am writing for The British Guild of Travel Writers in house magazine and I thought I would post it on my Blog too. My computer is one of the most important tools of […]

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Abeking & Rasmussen Super Yacht C2

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Spotted for the first time is the new 78 metre super yacht whose stern is adorned with the name C2.  The motor yacht was photographed off the island of Ile St Honorat the smaller of the two Iles de Lerins that lie off the coast of Cannes.  Her Captain acknowledged a radio call from the […]

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Writing about Super Yachts and Chartering

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Stern of Trinity Super Yacht Big City at anchor off Juan les Pins We have been hard at work preparing copy for the magazines we write for following our extensive tour of the Genoa Yacht show and the subsequent trips aboard the super yachts Natori and Big City For SuperYacht World magazine we have written […]

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Super Yacht Chartering

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Cruising Can Be Strenuous The French Riviera as seen yesterday from the decks of the luxury superyacht Big City  Imagine having to get up at 7 am on a Sunday morning just to sail from Villefranche sur Mer along the coastline of the French Riviera.  Life as a travel writer specialising in the luxury lifestyles […]

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Cannes Film Festival and Super Yachts

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

At anchor off Cannes today is Paul Allen’s huge yacht Octopus. At 120 metres she dwarfs the new 43 metre Trinity super yacht Big City that we are aboard. It  is obvious that the film festival will be here soon as there are a number of other large yachts around.  Sarafsa, the 82 metre yacht build by Devonport […]

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Sailing aboard Baglietto Super Yacht Natori

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Just one minute after the final cacophony of ships sirens signalled the end of the Genoa Charter Yacht show, the Camper and Nicholson’s charter yacht Natori slipped her berth and moved off the quayside.  The 42 metre super yacht was returning to her builders Baglietto whose facilities are nearby at Varazze and we were on board to make […]

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MYBA Genoa Charter Show Party Time

Friday, May 8th, 2009

The MYBA Genoa Charter Show is well underway now and what a wonderful array of boats are on show this year. Inevitably with the current world financial situation there are fewer brokers on the dock but the numbers are down less than might be expected.  Best of all those left are definitely some of the […]

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MYBA Genoa Super Yacht Charter Show Day 1

Monday, May 4th, 2009

In Genoa the Molo Vecchio is crammed full of Charter Yachts whose crews have been hard at work polishing them and Charter brokers are drifting down to the quayside in eager anticipation of a successful MYBA Charter show.  Today aside, the weather forecast for the rest of the week in the city looks set to […]

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