Yacht charter saw significant activity in 2020 due to the desire to safely distance. Increased charter inquiries continue to come in to brokers worldwide. As much as the yachts and yacht crews are taking precautions, however, you should know several things before you go. For advice on yacht charter during the pandemic, we spoke with
On December 17, Tropical Cyclone Yasa made landfall on Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second-largest island, with sustained winds exceeding 149 mph (240 kph). Further bringing life-threatening storm surge and widespread flooding, it leveled villages, destroyed food and water supplies, cut power, and more. To provide short- and long-term humanitarian assistance, YachtAid Global created the fundraising initiative
With hundreds of stories published each year, and thousands more dating back more than a decade, we have a lot of content for you to read. As much as we can predict pretty accurately what stories will pique the most interest, every now and then you surprise us. The most-read stories published in 2020 provided
The holiday season typically sees a plethora of pleasureboats head south for the warm weather and water. This year is no different, with lots at anchor and at the docks from Florida to the Caribbean. Here’s where nine of the world’s most well-known megayachts are for Christmas. All location information coming from public AIS data.
Come springtime, yachting enthusiasts will head to the typical Mediterranean destinations, but you can explore parts of the UK difficult to access any other way than by sea. EYOS Expeditions has an eight-day Wildlife, Whisky, and Adventure itinerary, including six nights aboard Hanse Explorer, which promises extraordinary experiences. The trip, set for May 19 to
In his book Blue Mind, Wallace J. Nicholls reveals remarkable details from psychologists and neuroscientists that being on or near the water is healing. In fact, it not only makes us happy and relaxed, but also helps manage things like anxiety, PTSD, and trauma. Monaco-based yacht-charter broker Maria Alekseenko has seen the positive results, too.