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About: Kim Kavin

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Kim Kavin is an award-winning writer, editor and photographer who specializes in marine travel. She is the author of six books including Dream Cruises: The Insider’s Guide to Private Yacht Vacations, and is editor of the online yacht vacation magazine www.CharterWave.com.
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Recent Posts by Kim Kavin

€40,000 Discount on a West Med Feadship
Posted on August 16, 2010.
I think it's safe to say that we have reached the apex of what can accurately be called "discount season" in the West Med, what with all the offers flooding ...
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Sailing Yacht Offers $1,500 Discount on 2008 Rates
Posted on August 13, 2010.
The custom-built, 72-foot sailing yacht Pacific Wave is offering a $1,500 discount on charters taken between November 1 and May 31, with the pre-discount base rates for those dates being ...
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Christmas Discount: 8 Nights for Price of 7
Posted on August 12, 2010.
It's been about a month since I received the first major discount announcement for a holiday charter during the winter 2010-11 season. That was a 15-percent rate break aboard the ...
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Premier CNI Yachts to Charter in Indian Ocean
Posted on August 11, 2010.
It's always tough to pinpoint the moment when something becomes a trend, but during the past few years, there has been an increasingly steady trickle of motoryachts skipping the winter ...
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Fraser Touts New Discounts, Including Free Week of Charter
Posted on August 10, 2010.
Fraser Yachts Worldwide has just issued a slew of discount announcements for late-summer yacht charters in the Western Mediterranean, Eastern Mediterranean, Florida, and Bahamas--including one that gives you an entire ...
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New Data: Value of Charter Market Sank 30 Percent in 2009
Posted on August 9, 2010.
Camper and Nicholsons International has just released the third edition of its Superyachting Index, the world's most comprehensive compilation of data about the new construction, brokerage sales, and yacht charter ...
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Why is Charter Recovering Slower than Brokerage?
Posted on August 6, 2010.
A good number of yachting industry insiders have contacted me during the past two weeks, wondering aloud about the current status of the crewed charter market. Those who carefully watch ...
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2 New "Fill the Gap" Discount Offers
Posted on August 5, 2010.
It may be just a coincidence, or it may be an indication that we have reached the "drop dead date" for yacht owners who have been holding out in futile ...
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Book 5 Days in New England, Get 2 Free
Posted on August 4, 2010.
Management company C U Yacht Charters tells me that it has signed the 68-foot Azimut motoryacht Allegria V into the charter fleet. The yacht is currently en route to Long ...
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Charter Broker Makes Environment a Top Priority
Posted on August 3, 2010.
About five years ago, I was at a luncheon aboard a motoryacht where the conversation turned to charter yacht brochures. Digital brochures were beginning to become an option, and some ...
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