Industry News and Specials

Florida's Nightmare

by Meredith Laitos, Posted September 23, 2010
“We were having our best year ever. People were booked back to back to back. The instructors were starting to complain that they couldn’t get a day off…then the oil hit.” For Peggy Van Sleen of Emerald Coast Yachts (ECY) in Pensacola, Florida, the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill has devastated more than just the Gulf of Mexico; it’s crippled her charter company as well.The worst oil spill in
No two charterers are alike, and we wanted to discover exactly what defines our charter readers. This summer, we sent a survey to over 20,000 readers, asking them to divulge their charter-trip preferences, and we learned a lot.

Great Escape Contest Winner Announced

by Sail Staff, Posted January 10, 2011
SAIL Magazine and The Moorings are proud to present the winner of the Great Escape contest, Mr. Larry Deigh of Ashburn, VA. Congratulations to Larry and his family! We would like to thank everyone who entered. It was fun reading all of the submissions, which ran the gamut from hilarious to touching. The list of
The latest updates on new offerings from your favorite charter companies including Desolation Sound Yacht Charters, 360 Yachting and Bareboat Sailing Charters.
Horizon Yacht Charters Antigua teams up with Nonsuch Bay ResortWelcome to Nonsuch Bay Resort in Antigua. Today’s schedule will be as follows: lunch at the clubhouse on a bluff overlooking the bay, a Hobie Cat race in the harbor, a sunset sail in an RS dinghy and dinner on board your Bavaria 40 Horizon charter boat. Welcome to paradise.This past fall, Horizon Yacht
Every year, the Annapolis Sailboat Show checks the pulse of the charter industry, gauging what’s remaining, what’s changing and what’s making heads turn. This year, the charter docks were abuzz with sailors booking their annual vacations in their favorite sailing destinations.
Horizon Yacht Charters www.horizonyachtcharters.com (HYC) has been voted the Best Caribbean Yacht Charter Company of 2009 by the Caribbean World International Travel Awards, a British publication.   "It was a big surprise," said Nicola Massey of HYC. "We didn't want to just
Horizon Yacht Charters, which has long maintained a network of bases in the Caribbean, is expanding into the United States. This May, the company will open its first North American base in Yacht Haven Marina near Annapolis, Maryland, where it will offer boats from the 2011 Bavaria Cruiser line for bareboat and crewed charter.   “We selected Annapolis because it is far and away the
From my vantage point aboard a Cal 31 sloop sailing out of Southwest Harbor, the cottages look more like castles, with immaculate grounds atop pink granite cliffs that drop into the chilly Maine waters below. The day couldn’t be more perfect for sailing
From November 5 to 8, 70 boats and 113 brokers walked the docks at the 28th annual BVI Charter Yacht Show at Village Cay Marina in the heart of Road Town, Tortola. Unlike other boat shows, the focus was socializing rather than sales. During the day, brokers familiarized themselves with the boats, getting to know their crew and memorizing the intricacies of each boat’s layout. Various activities
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