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Replete with history, the land that gracefully extends along the warm waters of the Amalfi Coast has seen the birth of empires and cradled the growth of civilisations. Arguably the best way to explore the west coast of Italy is by boat, providing easy access to quiet backwaters and anchorages far from the madding crowds of landlubbers. The beauty and tranquillity of the Amalfi coastline stems from a combination of old-world charm and Italy’s appreciation of the finer things in life, making it a wonderful place for an intriguing yet relaxing holiday. Follow in the footsteps of countless writers and composers and allow yourself to succumb to the allure of the Amalfi Coast with a charter aboard Parsifal III, followed by a few days residing ashore to explore the historic island of Sicily. Coloured by a long history of splendour and suffering, the Amalfi Coast has ... (more)

In Safe Hands

A behind-the-scenes look at the services offered by a charter manager and  how they can be worth their weight in gold. Anyone who has ever owned a company will no doubt agree that a PA, an advertising agency and a marketing agency figure significantly in day-to-day operations. After all, every company needs to be managed, promoted and coordinated: staff need to be employed, meetings arranged, decisions made and profits accrued. It’s not so very different when you own a superyacht. You need to maximize its potential, market it to the right people in the right way, hire crew ... (more)

The Dalmation Coast

Diversity is the key to a good sailing area and Croatia has it in spades, with excellent marinas as well as secluded, deserted anchorages. Like a setting from classical antiquity, the quintessential cruising grounds of the Dalmatian coastline are ludicrously perfect. The notion that the Mediterranean was discovered, popularised, exploited and, in many cases, ruined does not run true for the Dalmatian Coast, where hundreds of islands scattered along the Croatian Adriatic remain beautifully preserved. We have, at least in part, Communism to thank for this. In Tito’s Yugoslavi... (more)

Caribbean Charm

YV&C International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine reports: The tiny island of Anguilla is beautiful and romantic - a place where you can really hide away from the rest of the world protected by the fiercely proud and loyal locals who are always on hand with a friendly smile. The most northerly of the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean, Anguilla measures only 26 kilometres by five across. It is hard to believe that as little back as 1984 this small, eel shaped island had no electricity and only dirt tracks for roads. Today, Anguilla radiates an unspoilt innocence and tour... (more)

Exotic Grenadines

After a week you can tire of even the most picture-perfect setting, so spontaneously flitting from idyll to idyll along a string of over 100 islands ensures the stimulation of ever-changing scenery. All you need is your own private yacht The Windward Islands stretch down the eastern Caribbean from Martinique, St Lucia and St Vincent to the Grenadines – a chain of islands abundant with lush rainforests, dramatic mountains and sheltered bays fringed with white sandy beaches. Combine a few days ashore on the French island of Martinique with a ten-day charter aboard the 36.9m B... (more)