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90ft Swan sailing yacht ICHIBAN, at sail off Sweden's archipelago, operates in northern Europe

Stockholm Sailing Summers

Sail out of Stockholm on S/Y ICHIBAN Having sailed in the cool month of May in the Stockholm Archipelago (link to early May 2017) with my “charter broker” mates, we experienced the skill and care of Captain Janne and wife/mate/cook Kirstin.  Ask me anything about this fabulous sailing yacht and the ease of taking the […]

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EUR/USD Reaches 20 year low

According to MoneyCorp, my business global specialist in currency exchange and international payments, this news is great for locking in your European yacht vacation. EUR is 10% weaker YTD, down almost 5% over the past month, and 1.4% lower today. The weaker EUR has been driven by lagging ECB interest rate hikes, downside growth risks […]

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Greek VAT update

Greek Yachting Association on TAX LAW & VAT NEWS  Sometimes the phrase “It’s all Greek to me” applies to the confusing VAT on charter yachts.  Being informed is the key, and here is the clarification wording straight from the Greek Yachting Association. “ Until the 31st of December 2022, the VAT rate on yachts that […]

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British Virgin Islands Travel Update

COVID-19 BVI Travel Requirements UPDATED – 24th June 2022 Traveling to the BVI just got a bit easier.  This information is directly from the British Virgin Islands government website. Effective 15th June 2022, travelers, regardless of their vaccination status are no longer required to register and apply to enter the Territory via the BVI Gateway […]

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Newport Charter Yacht Show 2022

Newport, RI is where it’s all happening. The setting of America’s Gilded Age glory is right here in Newport, RI!  This yachting town is the best  place to embark for a charter vacation to Block Island, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. From June 20-23, I will be vising Newport to inspect an array of yachts that […]

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Carol Kent in a comfy chair on board a yacht deck in Newport, Rhode Island
Carol inspecting yachts in Newport, getting ready for Summer in New England.