New England Archives - Ed Hamilton

Traditionally most of the popular charter yachts visiting New England during the summer are booked during August for the New Yacht Yacht Club Cruise, or various other cruising clubs. The 155th annual NYYC cruise this summer is July 29 to August 6, finishing in Newport, but they are also running a cruise in Maine, from August 8 to 14. If you are dreaming ...

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Right now we’re only dreaming of summer up here in Maine, but it will arrive before you know it! Our good friends Bonnie and Earl McKenzie have announced they will be running their Seamanship Classes in Maine again this summer, on their beautiful schooner ‘Bonnie Lynn’. This is of course in addition to the regular private crewed sailing charters they offer. ‘Bonnie Lynn’ ...

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For most people, it’s 3 to 4 months before the boat goes back in the water. Here in Maine we’re told we are having an easier winter than states further south. We’re certainly more comfortable coping with snow, but in reality, most of us are already ready for winter to end. Book a Caribbean yacht charter in late February or March, and when ...

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Belize is a great cruising ground but while there are many bareboat options, boat selection can be limited for crewed charters. We are therefore pleased to announce that two popular cats from the eastern Caribbean will be basing there this winter. Chartering in Belize is quite different from the Virgins or the eastern Caribbean chain. There are very few restaurants/bars ashore and it ...

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In the Mediterranean, Anahita is using the same figures, but instead of Euros, they are now US dollars! $8,500 for 2, $10,000 for 4 and $11,500 for 6, plus expenses. In addition, she is offering 8 days for the price of 7. She can charter in the Western or Eastern Med or Croatia with no delivery fees. In the Caribbean, the popular 65′ ...

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For lovers of modern boats built along traditional lines, they don’t get much prettier than the 57′ Bruce King designed cutter Saskianna. She’s offering lower rates if you book her in New England before June 15th. $8,500 for 2, plus expenses. Email us for more details on Saskiana, or ask us to suggest some other private yacht charters in New England. There are ...

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Version 4.0 of the Navionics’ iPhone charts is now out. If you own an iPhone and are planning a yacht charter in the Caribbean, Bahamas or New England you should get this app. It’s even a pretty good reason to buy an iPhone! The new version has Google overlays over the land, so you can easily identify landmarks. The iPhone gps, particularly in ...

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The popular crewed charter yacht Anahita will sail to the Mediterranean May 1st. If you have ever dreamed of sailing the Atlantic, she has two berths still open. Anahita is a 62′ Dynamique monohull. Bijan, her owner, has sailed her thousands of miles from Newfoundland and Maine, to the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. He came to the US from Persia in 1957, and ...

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Islands Magazine named the ‘best’ beaches in the world in their current issue (October). They used 10 categories and no less than 3 of the best picks were in The Caribbean/Bahamas. One was in New England. Most of the others were in the Pacific Islands or Indian Ocean. The best ‘all-to-yourself’ beach was Sandy Spit, British Virgin Islands, not to be confused with ...

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Bold Island was just as beautiful in the morning! We motored through the Thorofare, past Stonington, which is a busy fishing harbor and not a good choice for an overnight – the lobster boats will have you awake before dawn! The coast of Maine is a perfect cruising ground as it is possible to choose a number of relatively sheltered passages between the ...

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