Mediterranean Archives - Page 3 of 4 - Ed Hamilton

Congratulations Aaron, Shannon, Michael, Stuart, Alyssa, Edyta, Kicki, Peachy, Scott and Kim. This fine crew from the yacht ‘Four Wishes’ won the ‘Best Charter Crew For Yachts Over 40 Meters’ award in Monaco recently. The award was accepted by First Officer Shannon Nicholson. This is the second time Shannon has accepted an award for ‘Four Wishes’ at The Monaco Yacht Club. In 2005, ...

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This month’s ‘Charter Connection‘ Newsletter, which was emailed to subscribers last week, included an article describing the many different yacht charter destinations around the world. Readers were invited to vote on any cruising grounds they had visited on either a crewed yacht or bareboat charter and for the purpose of this vote, these areas were divided into the following categories: BVI / US ...

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From Dalyan, we sailed southeast down the coast, to The Bay of Fethiye, arriving in time for lunch. We motored through a relatively narrow entrance between two islands, into the beautiful sheltered cruising ground known as Skopea Limani. This lovely area is strewn with pretty bays and places to explore. Most yachts drop an anchor and tie a stern line to a tree ...

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We crammed the last boat show brochure into our duffel bags and headed for the Marmaris waterfront to join ‘Blue Capricorn’, one of the private yacht charters based in Turkey. Captain Sakin and his crew somehow found space for our luggage, and we motored slowly out of Marmaris Harbor. Our first stop was an anchorage close to The Dalyan River where we enjoyed ...

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After viewing 50+ charter yachts and over 100 captains, cooks and mates in just four days at The Marmaris Crewed Charter Yacht Show, it’s time for some relaxation. Crewed yacht charters are a unique way to explore this wonderful coastline, and we traveled in style on ‘Blue Capricorn’. We had already picked this yacht as one of the best values of the show ...

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The Marmaris Show is one of the most enjoyable Crewed Yacht Charter Shows. The rows of Turkish gulets confirm that this country is different, but one is also immediately aware of so much genuine goodwill. Boat owners and crews in Turkey really do want to encourage overseas visitors and take a genuine interest in everyone. Yes, of course shop keepers are keen to ...

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The Greek Islands Show in Poros finished with a spectacular dinner and awards ceremony. A fewer number of brokers are continuing on to the next Crewed Yacht Charter Show in Marmaris, Turkey. We left the island by the first hydrofoil, as we had an 11 o’clock flight from Athens, but learned that Olympic Airlines was to be on strike between 12:00 and 3:00 ...

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Today is the fourth, and last day of the Poros Boat Show. This is a private show for charter brokers promoting crewed yacht charters primarily in The Greek Islands and The Mediterranean. It has been quite a show. Of the 84 yachts, most were luxury power boats, the largest being the 160 foot Lurssen ‘El Chris’. We particularly liked ‘Happy Dolphin’, with its ...

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While Emily is attending the Crewed Yacht Charter Show in the British Virgin Islands next week, Barbara and I (Ed) will be viewing crewed yachts at The 7th International Yachting Symposium, in The Greek Islands. The show is on the island of Poros, in The Saronic Gulf Islands. To get there, we flew to Athens, where we were met by a driver who ...

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Many larger power yachts reposition for the spring and summer months to New England and the Mediterranean, leaving a shortage of luxury motor yachts for charter in The Caribbean. This year, SHALIMAR, a 118′ Benetti Tri Deck will be remaining in the Caribbean, taking advantage of the calm waters, sunny skies and minimal crowds. Based in Tortola, in The British Virgin Islands, she ...

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