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Windstar Sailing: The Best of Yachting & Cruising

Nov 21, 2016  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

For those who need to vacation apart from crowds but still want to see the world’s iconic landmarks, sailing yacht cruises are the perfect way to explore and make friends. The ships offer something a little larger than a typical boat but are more private than a cruise liner. We ventured around the Mediterranean on one of Windstar Cruises’ classic sailing yachts.

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Custom Yachts Pave the Way for Custom Tenders

Jun 14, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

So you’ve got the yacht, but do you have the necessary accessories to go with? So much time and attention is spent on yacht design that the smaller details often go overlooked. Florida boat maker Wave Custom Boats emerged from the ashes of now-defunct Nautica International to start a line of custom yacht tenders and limousines. Owner Ian Burry explains, “We always look forward to engaging with clients to create the perfect yacht and tender combinations that will match the mothership expectations. We design each tender to be unique, so it can match the heart of a mega yacht designer’s dream.” He has enlisted designer Fabrizio DiCarne, who was trained at BMW and sharpened his skills at Nouvurania and Naut... Read More

Kiwis Capture America's Cup Win in New York

May 10, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series returned to New York from May 6-8. This marks the first time since 1920 that a world-class sailing event had been held in New York City, and over 100,000 spectators lined the banks of New York’s Hudson River to watch the spectacle. 

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The $90K Hotel Package That is More Than Worth Every Penny

Feb 10, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Turning 90 is a pretty big deal, and the Brazilian Court Hotel wanted to celebrate its anniversary in a lavish way. The Palm Beach property is offering a year-long package that includes everything from Dom Pérignon Champagne to a 90-foot yacht and jewelry for you and all your friends.

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MORPHotel Takes on the High Seas With Futuristic Floating Property & We're Not Sure What to Think

Dec 10, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

From up above, MORPHotel kind of looks a little a creepy reptile resting on the ocean. In actuality, it is a futuristic floating hotel that functions as a luxury property and cruise ship in one. The brainchild of Gianluca Santosuosso, the “floatel” was conceived as a way to offer guests an ever-changing destination that slowly moves with the ocean’s currents.

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Kona Kai Introduces the SpaTerre As it Completes its Final Phase of Renovations

Mar 5, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

In December 2013, Kona Kai Resort & Marina completed the first phase of its $22 million makeover. While the first cycle of improvements definitely enhanced the over 60-year-old property, it still had a ways to go before regaining its former elite status. With the help of Noble House Hotels & Resorts (who bought the property back in 2013), the second round of renovations have now been completed.

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Get off the Beach and Into a Boat: A Few of the Most Prestigious Italian Yacht Brokers in LA

Jun 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

It's no secret that some of the best yachts and superboats in the world come out of Italy. However, finding the right broker in your area can be a bit of a hassle. Those in the Los Angeles area though are in luck because we've rounded up an amazing collection of brokers in the area who have some incredible Italian yachts available. Here are our top five picks:

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Sailing Through the Lens of Famed Photographer Onne van der Wal

Oct 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Being on a sailboat is a one-of-a-kind experience and if someone were to put together a photography book about it, it would need to be a professional sailor — someone who truly knows the sea and has voyaged around the world. Onne van der Wal is such a person.... Read More

American Queen Steamboat Named Special Legacy Member by Historic Hotels of America

Aug 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Historic Hotels of America has officially designated the American Queen Steamboat as its first Special Legacy Member.... Read More

Treat Guests to a Luxe Vacation Aboard Mondo Marine's Streamline Yacht

Jan 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart  |  1 Comment

Too bad the holidays just passed, because Mondo Marine's Streamline is up for sale, and surely anyone would be delighted to have this luxury super yacht parked in their marina with a red bow on top.... Read More

Glimpses of the Gentle Giants of the Sea Off San Diego Coastline

Jul 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Jessica

While visiting the San Diego area on your next vacation one of the “must do” things that you might want to add to your list of activities...... Read More

Thriller Powerboat Tours...Cruise by Celebrity Homes in Florida

Jul 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Lynn

Remember watching shows like Miami Vice with all those huge superfast powerboats rushing across the water? Have you ever wanted to ride in one of those thrill seeking boats? ... Read More

Travel Back in Time with The Boston Tea Party

Jun 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Lynn

What a wonderful way to learn about some of our American history and be entertained at the same time. Have you ever wondered about all the facts regarding the Boston Tea Party? ... Read More

Life on a Luxury Houseboat | Lake Powell, Utah

Jun 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Debi Lander  |  3 Comments

Spending a week aboard a posh houseboat off the shores of Lake Powell is an exceptionally distinctive vacation option. My temporary “ownership” of a luxurious floating-condo made me feel like Leonardo DiCaprio stretching out on the Titanic as “king of the world.”... Read More

Volvo Ocean Race Sets Out for 2012 Finish of the 'Everest of Sailing'

Jun 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

This month, the highly acclaimed Volvo Ocean Race, dubbed the “World’s Toughest and Longest Ocean Race” by the sailing community, and one of the top sporting events worldwide, made a stop in Miami, Florida. It is the only North American stopover for the prestigious around-the-world yacht race, which is held only once every three years.... Read More

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