British Virgin Islands Archives - Page 7 of 8 - Ed Hamilton

The British Virgin Island Port Tax, which has been causing so much heated debate, has been shelved, at least for now. Crewed yacht charters on compliant BVI based boats would not have been affected, but charter yachts sailing in The BVI but based in other areas, such as St. Thomas and St. Martin could have been faced with substantial additional costs, which probably ...

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The recent private yacht charter show in Tortola, in The British Virgin Islands, was a great success. Because this is a smaller show, there was plenty of time for charter brokers to really sit down with crews and get to know them. I felt there were two major stand-outs among the new boats exhibiting at the show, a 2007 44′ Dean Catamaran, ‘BLUE ...

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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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The end of next week marks the annual Virgin Island Spring Charter Yacht Show, which is being held in Tortola, BVI for the second year. Ed Hamilton & Co has found this show to be invaluable, giving the brokers who attend a chance to see not only new yachts and crews who have since come into charter after the larger November show; but ...

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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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The 56′ Sea Ray ‘CENTRE COURT’ is offering a super discount from April – June 2008. 2 guests will charter for $10,800 (down from $12,000) and 4 guests are $12,800 (down from $14,000)! She can start a charter in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands or Tortola, British Virgin Islands and even St Martin in The Leeward Islands, by special arrangement. This crew is ...

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For many years, bareboat yacht charter customers have asked us for the largest cat available. This request makes sense as the reason many groups go with a catamaran rather than a monohull is for the sheer space. Until relatively recently, the largest cats available were in the 46 – 48 foot range, but no longer. Voyage Charters started offering their 50 foot Voyage ...

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If you’ve been considering a yacht charter, but high airfares have been holding you back, now may be the time to take another look. American Airlines has launched a spring sale on flights to the Caribbean. As airline sales often are, the exact details are a bit vague, but it appears that tickets must be booked by March 31st for departure by May ...

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If you can go this month (March) and are considering a luxury motor yacht, NSS Pattam has the deal you have been looking for! Six guests can cruise for 7 nights on this beautiful 84′ classic DeFever for $2250 per person, including meals and bar. If you’re looking for a super private getaway, she can be chartered for $5,250 per person for just ...

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