Kim Kavin

€40,000 Discount on a West Med Feadship
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 in for the remainder of August. The latest neck-snapping head-turner ...
Sailing Yacht Offers $1,500 Discount on 2008 Rates
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 the same as they were back in 2008. So, for two ...
Christmas Discount: 8 Nights for Price of 7
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 252-foot motoryacht Samar, which is part of the Edmiston and ...
Premier CNI Yachts to Charter in Indian Ocean
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 season in the Caribbean to instead offer charters in the ...
Fraser Touts New Discounts, Including Free Week of Charter
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 week of charter for free. Most no...
New Data: Value of Charter Market Sank 30 Percent in 2009
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 industries for boats larger than 80 fe...
Why is Charter Recovering Slower than Brokerage?
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 sales statistics are seeing what appears to be an emerging ...
2 New "Fill the Gap" Discount Offers
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 hopes of booking their yachts at the full weekly charter ...
Book 5 Days in New England, Get 2 Free
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 Island, New York, where she will spend the rest of ...
Charter Broker Makes Environment a Top Priority
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 people saw them as a threat to the charter industry. ...

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