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Whew! May 2013 came and went so fast. I took an amazing 11-day road trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina to research the whole region as a possible summer venue for a good client. From the wild mustangs of Kurrituck in the north to Ocracoke Island in the south and a whole lot [...]

Book Now For Your Last Moment Easter Holiday Charter

Easter and Spring Break are approaching and the time is perfect for selecting a  premium charter yacht for your spring holiday yacht charter. The phone has been ringing with these inquiries recently so I want to let everyone know that NOW is the time to book. I have often found that clients are sometimes disappointed [...]

The Yachting Industry Gears Up For The Miami Boat Show

Get ready and save the dates of February 14-18, 2013.  Yacht Brokerage Firms and Charter Agents are all rounding up their clients for another big show in 2013. With billions of dollars of inventory in attendance you can read all about it at the official website for the show. HTTP://WWW.MIAMIBOATSHOW.COM           [...]


The motor yachts seem to get bigger each year and the time that it takes to view some of them can take up a good portion of an hour just to see 1 yacht. With 3-5 levels (decks) on some vessels it is not going to be an easy feat getting through my list of “must see yachts” in [...]


This update just came in so I am passing it along for any interested parties. Summer here at SWC, Inc has been a mixture of intense activity all at once combined with nice lulls to allow me to catch my breath and to take a short get-away with hubby Dan. The Newport Charter Show just [...]

Explore the Turquoise Coast of Turkey

  Climb aboard a traditional Turkish sailboat, known as a gulet and explore Turkey’s meandering coastline that connects both the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas.    Also known as the Turkish Riviera, the Turquoise Coast offers a wealth of historic sites, natural wonders, ancient ruins, and contemporary amenities. Start exploring Turkey’s layers of history with two of [...]

Last Moment Ideas For A Yacht Charter

Hi there! Shannon here……………………the weather is incredibly beautiful here in the Florida and Bahamas region and I consider April to be the perfect month to be here, especially on a yacht. For those who may be considering a last moment yacht charter, I would encourage you to consider these 2 extraordinary venues. At present with [...]

Cuisine on the Caribbean with Chef Stuart Chambers onboard M/Y STARFIRE

 Enjoy one of the finest restaurants of the Caribbean aboard the M/Y Starfire where Chef Stuart Chambers creates culinary delights from ingredients locally sourced in the islands. With his roots as a professional restauranteur, Chef Stuart specializes in Haute` Cuisine, making his food look almost too good to eat. He crafts cross cultural fusions of [...]

Chartering with M/Y Starfire

      Whether the 178′ M/Y Starfire cruises to your favorite Caribbean anchorage or another global destination elsewhere, she does so with ease and assures that you will arrive at any port in style. The M/Y Starfire, newly retro-fitted in 2011 has the latest and most technologically advanced communication system in the industry, including [...]

Sailing for the Birds

Spanish sailors called them “Los Pájaros” or “the birds” because they resemble a small flock of birds scattered in flight, but this group of Caribbean islands is better known as the Grenadines. They were renamed during the 17th century by pirates, who used the natural ports to conceal their ships and their treasure. The name [...]

Cruising the Caribbean

Plan a Caribbean cruise through the mountainous islands of the Lesser Antilles starting with Guadeloupe. As part of the European Union, Guadeloupe is best known for its cultural contributions and for Nobel Peace Prize winner Alexis Léger, who published poetry under the name Saint-John Perse. Guadeloupe has a rich history in literary production, which can [...]

The Informal Paradise of St. Kitts

Saint Christopher Island is so relaxed that it goes by the nickname St. Kitts, where shorts and a tan are standard dress year round. The island is situated in the Caribbean among the West Indies. St. Kitts shares the region’s tumultuous colonial history, as evidenced by the two forts on the island. The now crumbling [...]

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