charter yacht NostromoManagement firm Edmiston and Company tells me that the 98-foot Pendennis sailing yacht Nostromo is offering a 20-percent discount for charters in Croatia this July and August.

Nostromo's regular weekly base rate is €50,000 for as many as seven guests with four crew. The newly announced discount base rate is €40,000.

If Croatia isn't your ideal summer destination, Nostromo also is available at the discounted rate in other parts of the Eastern Mediterranean until August 7, as well as in the Western Mediterranean from mid-August through early September.

I was aboard Nostromo just two months ago in Italy (look for my full First Impression review soon). I thought the yacht presented beautifully, a result of having been reserved exclusively for owner use since launching in August 2009. I was also impressed that the entire crew has been aboard since the launch. The fact that there has been no turnover in almost a year indicates that the owner treats the crew well, that they are happy, and that they have the support they will need to provide top-quality charter service during their first season of availability this summer.

Any reputable charter broker can tell you more about Nostromo or help you book her at the newly announced discount rate.