Pretty Much Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Charter Yachts

yachting-coverThe September issue of Yachting magazine is on newsstands now. It’s the annual “winter charter” issue, and as the charter editor, I was responsible for the 21-page special editorial section in the features well along with bonus coverage online. The print edition includes features about chartering in Myanmar, a recent trend in superyachts being refit for charter, interviews with yacht owners wanting to change the way charter business is done, and a roundup of everything from family-style sailing catamarans to luxury megayachts that are available for bookings this winter.

Our whole team at Yachting is very proud of our work in this issue, which featured about 40 boats in print along with another 25 online that are available for charter this winter everywhere from the Caribbean to Southeast Asia. Special thanks to Yachting’s art director, Eric Powell, who did a bang-up job not only on the charter section, but also on a cover that captures the feeling of arriving at a yacht charter by helicopter or seaplane. Beautiful!

I can’t remember ever producing a single month’s coverage highlighting so many yachts since I began covering charter for America’s top boating magazines back in 2000. This was a major undertaking, and I hope readers enjoy it as much as we all reveled in the challenge of putting it together.


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