Industry News and Specials

There was a time, not too long ago, that sailboat chartering meant renting a boat, gathering a crew, learning to captain it (or paying a captain) and taking off for some time in paradise.
Each year, SAIL and St. Vincent and the Grenadines offer our readers the trip of a lifetime: a free charter in paradise on board a TMM Yachts charter boat. To win, readers submit their “Top Five Reasons” for chartering in SVG, and we sift through 1,000 essays to pick our winner.
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
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.
The latest updates on new offerings from your favorite charter companies including Desolation Sound Yacht Charters, 360 Yachting and Bareboat Sailing Charters.
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.
Up-to-date news on your favorite charter companies, including Horizon Yacht Charters, The Moorings and Latesail including new boats and a new website.
The latest news on your favorite charter companies near and far, including The Moorings, Dream Yacht Charters and CYOA Yacht Charters.
“Back then, when you wanted to start a company in the BVI, you had to talk to two people: the governor and the chief minister,” explains Brian Chestnut, co-owner of Conch Charters in Road Town, Tortola. “After a few cocktails, they told us the secret to getting tourists down here was yacht chartering. And just like that, we were in yacht chartering.”
From the June, 2012 issue, we update you on news from your favorite charter companies and flotilla events nationally and abroad.
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