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Greenline 33 Charter on Portugal’s Douro River, a UNESCO Heritage Site, with Great Video of a 100-foot Deep Lock

If you’re looking for a different kind of charter, take a look at the Douro River in Portugal. Ellen and John Goncalves, a cruising couple from Valparaiso, Florida (where they’re Harbor Hosts for the America’s Great Loop Cruisers’ Association), recently cruised the Douro on a Greenline 33 for 260 miles and loved it. They cruised the length of the river from Porto, on the Atlantic, to Spain and back, running ten days through ten locks (five each way), including the Carrapatelo Lock, one of the deepest in the world, with more than a 100-foot vertical drop (see the video below).…

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New Aquila 36 Cat with Twin 300-hp Outboards: A Fast and Roomy Cruiser

At first glance, it’s easy to see why the new Aquila 36 power cat is getting a lot of attention. After all, two big 300-hp Mercury Verado outboards are hanging off the stern. But look again, and you’ll probably want to climb on board for a test run. The boat has an enormous amount of space, inside and out. The cockpit alone can hold 24 adults, while the two staterooms below, one per sponson, are not only large but also come with extra headroom, lots of light (from long side windows), and an en suite head. The new Aquila is…

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An Insider’s Guide to the Dalmatian Islands from The Moorings

Here’s an insider’s guide to the best of Croatia’s Dalmatian Islands on the east coast of the Adriatic, with a mix of cerulean blue water, fair winds, warm weather and more than a touch of history (the islands were ruled by the Republic of Venice from before Columbus’ time to 1797). You can cruise among the islands in a chartered boat, stopping to explore historic towns with medieval walls, cobblestone streets and waterfront bars; Korcula,  pictured above, is the birthplace of Marco Polo and one of the oldest towns in Croatia. Or get a guide and enter blue and green…

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Kingfisher: A 1959 Classic Huckins for Charter

How’s this for a different kind of charter – Kingfisher, a recently restored classic 50-foot Huckins Corinthian built in 1959? Available in the Northeast this summer, Kingfisher certainly qualifies as a class act, whether you want it for a wedding, a cocktail cruise, a long weekend or more. Think about arriving in Nantucket, Newport, or Sag Harbor with your friends or family; Kingfisher would certainly cause heads to turn. The yacht has two cabins, both with heads and showers, plus a protected salon, a large shaded flybridge, a roomy salon with settee and large side windows, a raised foredeck with…

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Insiders’ Tips for Getting the Most from Your First Charter

If you’ve never taken a charter before, the idea can be a bit intimidating. No matter where you go, you’re investing a good amount of time, and money, hoping for the best. A good charter can be one of life’s best treasures; a bad one, and they don’t happen often, but still…can be awful. Here’s some great advice from charter professionals about how to tilt the odds in your favor. Even if you’ve chartered before, these tips will help you make sure that the next one is also memorable. Take a look at this insiders’ guide from Boat International: http://www.boatinternational.com/charter/luxury-yacht-charter-advice/pieces-of-expert-advice-for-first-time-charterers–30003/frame-2?view_all=true

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Ten Most Outrageous Charter Guest Requests

We all know that the goal of a charter vacation is to relax and have fun, and that generally the goal of the captain and crew is to keep everybody safe and happy. But what happens when the guests make outrageous requests? How outrageous? Well, try this top ten list, including calls for a seaplane to deliver more champagne when the onboard stock is running low, or the guest who demanded that the breakfast cucumbers be cut into exactly 10-millimetre cubes. And those are just for starters. Read the list: http://www.boatinternational.com/charter/luxury-yacht-charter-advice/the-most-outrageous-charter-guest-requests–30013/frame-2

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Charter A Yacht in Bermuda to Watch the America’s Cup

You shouldn’t need an excuse to go to Bermuda (it’s one of the world’s greatest spots), but if you do, start thinking about the America’s Cup, one of the world’s most enduring sports contests. Don’t take too long to think about it: The first Louis Vuitton qualifying race starts May 26. One of the best ways to see all the action, of course, is by chartering your own yacht, power or sail. We have a story and video listing seven reasons why you should do that, below. And then below that we have another story telling all about Bermuda itself.…

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Four Fantastic Charter Destinations from Your Favorite Films

It may be hard to transfer your attention from the big screen to the beautiful blue waters beckoning you from beyond the bow of your charter boat, but hey, you’ve to charter somewhere, so why not go to a drop-dead gorgeous spot you’ve already seen in the movies? Here’s a good look at four such spots: Croatia, from Game of Thrones; Thailand, from James Bond: The Man with the Golden Gun; and both St. Lucia and Puerto Rico from Pirates of the Caribbean. Take a look, and start packing your sea bag: https://www.moorings.com/blog/four-fabulous-destinations-cruise-your-favorite-films

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Want a Glamorous Cruise or Charter? Try the Cote d’Azur

There are vacations and there are vacations, but where else in the world is as appealing and as glamorous as the Cote d’Azur, the 60-mile stretch of absolutely gorgeous blue water from Monaco to St. Tropez? Think Princess Grace, Brigitte Bardot, Cary Grant and James Bond, not to mention F. Scott Fitzgerald. Now you can get there yourself on a cruise or week-long charter from MarineMax Yachts. Here’s a sample itinerary to whet your appetite: http://www.marinemaxyachts.com/private-yacht-charters/cote-dazur

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Avoid the Crowds and the Roads: See the Gorgeous Amalfi Coast by Boat

By all accounts, the Amalfi Coast of Italy, stretching along the southern coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula south of Naples, is one of the most beautiful spots in the world. Sheer cliffs seem to tumble down to the azure-blue waters, while small towns are scattered along the coastline, filled with red-tile-roofed homes and inviting small hotels with outdoor patios opening up to incredible vistas. A tourist mecca in the season, over the years the Amalfi Coast has been celebrated in writing by John Steinbeck, in film by Federico Fellini, and in music by, well, Beyoncé and Jay-Z. The only problem…

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