Apr 112017

Our new destination this year is the exhilarating summer adventure in Sweden’s Archipelago.   Boarding in Stockholm, I will be sailing on 80′ Swan S/Y ICHIBAN this upcoming May 8-14, 2017.  I can hardly wait since so many of my sailor clients are counting on my reporting of this Scandinavian cruising treat.  We have more detailed information on the cruising area – please inquire and do follow my journeys on Facebook and Twitter!

Yacht:  The ICHIBAN is appropriately named-in Japanese the word means “#1”.  According to Captain Janne, “To sail a SWAN, the Rolls Royce among sailing yachts, is the dream of many and it will be an unforgettable experience.”

Captain:  Janne likes challenges, whether it’s sailing in stormy weather or running comprehensive IT projects for the government.  After 30 of sharing his experiences on the sea, he conveys both rough seamanship warm welcoming.  With Janne, you never feel uncomfortable or unfamiliar onboard.  He and his crew take the time to explain everything you need to know.

Chef:  Jens is a truly professional chef. His experiences serving the Swedish government and their international guests, have given him a quite confidence beyond any doubt. The dishes he creates will fulfill your wildest expectations and they will all be served with a big smile. Jens is full of energy which he splits between his two young daughters, being a chef and running marathons.

With its 33,000 islands, Stockholm’s Archipelago is a treasure-trove of adventure for visitors. Glide into a natural coves, anchor up and explore an unpopulated islands.  Immerse your senses in the splendor of the protected Archipelago. Commune with nature in one of the many natural preserves, unlike any you’ve ever experienced.

“The archipelagos in Sweden, Finland and Denmark, the fjords in Norway and last but not least our trip to the very north of Norway. All different, but equally beautiful and exciting. Complete comfort and every meal is a culinary experience. The trips are beautifully planned and organized into the smallest detail, but there is room for individual wishes.
A journey on board Ichiban is all you can possibly wish for on a holiday.”



HERE IS OUR ITINERARY – so make sure you follow us May 8-14th!  I will fill in the blanks!

80' Swan ICHIBANDay 1:  May 8th  Arrival day

5.00 pm We set out into the archipelago

Dinner in a natural harbor


Day 2:  May 9th   Sailing Day 1

Learning about the yacht and sailing until lunch

Continue to the end of the archipelago

Anchoring in a lagoon


Day 3:  May 10th   Sailing Day 2

To Sandhamn, center of sailing on the Swedish east coast

stockholm_archipelagoNight anchorage with wood-fired sauna


Day 4:  May 11th  Sailing Day 3

Today’s goal is the huge area called Nassa Night harbor at Stora Nassa, one of 20 small archipelagos in Nassa area


Day 5:   May 12th  Sailing Day 4

Sailing through the archipelago toward Stockholm City

Night harbor in an amazing natural harbor


Day 6:  May 13th  Departure Day

Entering the center of Stockholm by 10 am

Apr 042017

91' Schooner_TreeofLifeSail with the Tall Ships on your own 91′ Schooner during the Boston Tall Ship Festival running from June 17-June 22, 2017.  The last time we saw a full fleet of Tall Ships was in 2000, and the show attracted 7 million people.

Day Trippers looking for ticket sales – Click here!

Do not miss this special experience and “celebrate the Age of Sail” by chartering your own Tall Ship and sailing in the Parade of Sails!

The 91′ TREE OF LIFE  is offering a unique opportunity for corporate and or family private charter, sailing from Newport, RI to Boston.  Two cabins will be available for sailing June 14th – leaving Newport and arriving in Boston on the 16th.  You will be able to sail in the Parade of Sail 0n June 17th (inviting up to 12 day charter guests).

No need to stand on the banks with thousands or be on a cramped, full to capacity harbor cruise vessel, when you can have your very own Tall Ship.

Chartering this classic Tall Ship is a spectacular way to see the many ships sailing into Boston Harbor.  Currently there will be over 46 participates sailing in the parade.  TREE OF LIFE and her 10 crew will be perfectly positioned all week at the accessible Fan Pier, downtown Boston.    You will be able to entertain your guests dockside (up to 30 guests dockside) and invite folks for breakfast, lunch and dinner sails (up to 12 guests sailing).  Do not miss out on this great opportunity.   Consider being a corporate sponsor or creating a generational family experience.   This is a exceptional deal for $30,000 for the week (June 14-22nd).  For 8 nights and 9 days it includes:  Dockage and 10 Crew at your service.    Additional expenses are food, beverages and crew gratuity.   We will coordinate all the details to suit your exciting week.

Tall Ship Schooner

91′ TREE OF LIFE photos by Captain Paul Morse

The advantage of chartering your own Sail with the Tall Ships during this week for four guests overnight and 12 Guests sailing during the day.

The Master Cabin offers a queen bed, two closets, plenty of custom-built drawer space, as well as a private entry hatch from on deck. Like all of our cabins, it is air-conditioned. Custom fit and plush linens and pillows adorn the custom built mahogany bed. A head (bathroom) is en-suite with a commode, vanity, sink and shower. Plush and thirsty towels and fine toiletries are included.

Each of the two French Double cabins offers French double beds, closets, a writing desk, a vanity with hot and cold running water, opening ports and a large deck hatch for ventilation. Beautiful custom cut linens adorn the cabins which all are air-conditioned.
Tree of Life has a water making system, which allows passengers to refresh in our two showers. Toiletries and linens are provided for all guests.
The crew has its own cabin forward with a separate entrance to the deck.TALLSHIP TreeofLife


 *Maximum 12 Guests Sailing

*Option for Dockside Parties available up to 30 Guests


Saturday, June 17



Saturday, June 17 & Wednesday, June 21


Call us today for more yachts you can charter for more than one day only.  It is smart to have your own yacht for the 4 glorious days these magnificent Sailing Tall Ships will be in Boston.



Mar 242017

Click here for more yacht details

57′ Sail EMILY MORGAN is NOW available during the 35th America’s Cup this June in Bermuda.

This is a great deal that will go fast, so consider booking your stateroom “per-cabin basis” option!  If you have 4 couples, family or friends that want this whole package, you may charter the entire yacht for one week during the schedule of exciting racing.  Be a “yachtie” and do not miss out on this great offer.

AMERICA’S CUP PACKAGE – Schedule of Events and the Team Players during June 2017 in Bermuda

June 7-12th |  America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs.  Four Teams in a Match Race Elimination Bracket, Best of None (first to five points) Series; Bermuda, Dates are Provisional

June 17-27th | America’s Cup Match, The 35th Defense; Best of 13 (first to seven points) Series; Bermuda, Dates are Provisional

$2100 per person (per week) includes:

-Comfortable twin cabin accommodation with shared en-suite facilities

-Delicious breakfast, lunch & dinner

-Standard bar (includes all soft drinks and moderate alcohol)

-Access to official on-water spectator area + official anchorage close to race village and off-water entertainment

-Sailing around Bermuda on non-race days with stops for swimming, snorkeling, etc.

-Overnight anchorage near race village in Hamilton

Emily Morgan and crew have been part of the America’s Cup World series race team and are stalwarts of the J Class Regattas! Her skipper and crew are both experienced racers, giving you a great commentary and perfect positioning to witness history in the making UP CLOSE!

America’s Cup Package DOES NOT include:

-Travel to/from the yacht

-Travel Insurance

-Meals or drink taken ashore

-Tickets into race village

Catch the Big Party this June – America’s Cup in Bermuda!


Mar 182017

Packing your own gear for your yacht vacation can be easy.  Traveling with your kite board can be very costly – here some tips for your next trip from ISS Global Marine Travel.

Use a golf bag design :

These bags are designed to contain and protect your gear and some airlines may check it in for free. Read more about the best kiteboarding travel bags.

Split kite-boards : 

Excellent for traveling, the board splits in half and can fit in your luggage. Among many split kite boards, FLYSPLIT is a good one to consider.

Kite Surfing Travel Tips

Winter: Caribbean | Summer: Sardinia

The other alternative is to charter a yacht that specializes in kite surfing:

You may want to try it out before buying your own equipment.  This yacht offers kite surfing instructions, equipment and the top crew to show you the best surfing in the Caribbean.  Based in the British Virgin Islands during the winter charter season, the 62′ OCEAN VIEW accommodates up to six guests.

The best and most popular kite surfing is off Anegada where strong Trade Winds can carry you off in safety and added excitement.  The OCEAN VIEW catamaran heads across the pond and bases in Oblia, Sardinia.

Captain Pawel Jasica is a qualified IKO instructor as well as being an advanced diver!

Chef, mate and hostess Clare Chapple, compliments the overall program offered on this 2014 built charter yacht.

Here is her sample menu, and as always, yacht charter vacations are customized to the charter guests 100%.

OCEAN VIEW Sample Menu

For best results use our complimentary planning to arrange your private yacht vacation.



Jan 242017

RememberWhenMotorYacht_Dive TenderSCUBA diving is a treat aboard the 162REMEMBER WHEN, available for charter in the Bahamas this season.  She is fully outfitted to receive diving and fishing guests.  I first fell in love with this Feadship at Antigua Yacht Charter Show this past December, where her 10 enthusiastic and doting crew showed me they aim to please.  REMEMBER WHEN is special, having accommodations for up to 12 guests in 6 luxury staterooms with ensuite bathrooms.  She features all top notch toys for pure enjoyment.  Click here for a full list of  REMEMBER WHEN’S specifications .

Suggested Bahamas Yachting Itineraries

Yachting and diving ideas in the Bahamas from PADI

Signature features and equipment (seen in above video)

42′ Invincible towed tender, equipped for fishing and side-door boarding

Additional “RIB” tender with 260hp Yanmar Jetdrive

Two (2) High-performance Yamaha Waverunners 

Passer_Angelfish-dm289169Fly Dive hydro-flight system 

Seabobs (2)

Paddleboards (3)

SCUBA Dive gear

Laser Pico (1)

RememberWhenMotorYacht_TenderFishing Gear

Beach toys

BBQ and Beach Setup

V-SAT Constant Internet

Exercise Equipment

Air-conditioned outdoor areas

For best results. use our complimentary planning to arrange your private yacht vacation.