The yachting world will turn its eyes towards Monaco between 28th September and 1st October with the 26th edition of the Monaco Yacht Show 2016. As the world’s largest luxury yacht service provider, Fraser Yachts is delighted to announce the exhibition of exclusive superyachts for sale, which will be on display in Monaco’s Port Hercules during the course of this prestigious and popular event. Fraser Yachts tops the Monaco Yacht Show exhibitor list, and will be at QE21 for any information about their sales and charter fleets. In addition to the mentioned yachts, Fraser Yachts will have a further two yachts in the show plus 18 yachts on display at anchor during the course of the event, with more to be announced. (more…)

It Takes Two to Tandem

We all know that two heads are better than one, and the same often goes when it comes to booking a dream yachting holiday. Known in the industry as a ‘tandem yacht charter’, the idea of booking a duo of yachts for a cruise around the Mediterranean or Caribbean sounds extravagant – but once you look into this option it is easy to see why such pairings have become so popular.

The chief reason to double up on yachts when chartering is that it allows large groups of friends, family and colleagues to sail and cruise together on premium vessels while still conforming to the maximum 12-passenger limit required by marine regulations. While there are larger yachts that can carry as many as 26 passengers, this can lead to a loss of luxury and intimacy. As Robin O’Brien, a Fraser Yachts charter broker based in Fort Lauderdale explains, “although those boats are of great value at times, they have to meet certain standards and you do get into the feeling of more of a cruise ship”. (more…)

Guy Booth, the Captain of M/Y AURELIA, took time out of his busy Mediterranean yacht charter schedule to speak to Fraser Yachts about the distinctive vessel and its charter activity.

FY: Let’s start with you. How did you come to be a yacht Captain?

Guy: I’ve sailed all my life. My parents had a sailing boat. I took family holidays twice a year, for 25 years on their boat. After I figured out that accounting was not for me, I went off on an adventure and did a bit of competitive sailing. (more…)

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Sailing yachts will be put through their paces in September with a busy schedule of yachting regattas throughout the Western Mediterranean.

Sardinia’s fabled emerald coastline will be the setting for much of the action, with the Yacht Club Costa Smerelda hosting two upcoming regattas. Founded in 1967, this yacht club is one of the biggest promoters of international sailing races in the world, having organised their first championship in 1980. (more…)

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September is a month to celebrate all things yachting along the French Riviera, as the industry celebrates another successful Mediterranean yacht charter season. Fraser Yachts is looking forward two of yachting’s premier shows next month: the Monaco Yacht Show and the Cannes Yachting Festival – marquee events that serve to cement this dazzling stretch of coastline as the world’s yachting hub. (more…)

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