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An article written by our staff and featured in The Charter Connection

by Ed
April 2006

Christmas and New Year's are a long way off, but now is the time to make your holiday charter plans.

The popular boats are already filling up. It is always so frustrating for clients and for us, when in September, almost 30% of our total inquiries are for New Year's charters, but so many of the best boats are sold out.

This isn’t a sales ploy – it’s serious advice to help you get the best possible boat for your party and to avoid disappointment later.

Christmas and New Year’s Day fall on a Monday this year. Almost everything that floats gets booked over the holidays, so all boats naturally want to maximize the number of days they are chartered. Most boats prefer not to include both Christmas and New Years in a single charter of less than 10 days (or 2 weeks in some cases). Most New Year 7 day charters would have to start around December 28th or later, to give enough time for the boat to fit in a Christmas charter finishing on the 27th or 28th.

The phones are ringing, so please start discussing plans with your friends and family if this is something you are considering. You won't be sorry!

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