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There is no other way to describe the Ligurian coast in the north of Italy other than simply gorgeous and naturally so. Sailing along in your yacht along one of the most beautiful stretches of the Mediterranean Sea, fondly known as “the big blue”, the view from the water of the cliffs and craggy coves with the immense outline of the Alps is breathtaking. The Alps are so close, within an hour’s drive you can reach the ski slopes. So it is possible to combine a day’s skiing with your leisurely yacht vacation. Or like us you can choose to lie on the deck of your yacht in the warmth of the spring sun while marvelling at the snow capped mountains a stone’s throw away. The proximity of the ports to the town centers and tourist attractions makes it easy to visit the main points of interest without leaving the luxury of your boat for more than ... (more)

Monaco Yacht Show 2005 Live Coverage Announced by International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine

International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine - News  Coverage EXCLUSIVE GOOGLE NEWS by YV&C International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine - YV&C announced today the details of its live coverage of the 15th Annual Monaco Yacht Show. YV&C is the first and only media company in Monaco Yacht Show's 15 year history, to bring a live coverage of this year's show through its live reports, breaking news stories, through the world's first and only branded yacht blog community authors at, and its revolutionary streaming television coverage (also introduced by YV&C fo... (more)

On Board for the Cannes Film Festival

With more business than sailing taking place at the most famous film festival in the world, private yachts serve not only as luxury quarters, but also as floating offices and entertainment centers that may never leave their berths.   George Clooney, Matt Damon, and Brad Pitt arrive on the Riviera on May 21, 2004 In May, the now legendary red carpet was ceremoniously rolled out on the steps of the Palais des Festivals to welcome the stars and the world's movie industry to the 57th Festival de Cannes. From May 12, for 12 star-studded days, the buzz and action was as addictive as ev... (more)

Tall Ship Tales

Tall, white, and beautiful! She has seduced a tall, dark, Norwegian captain. Fiords, adventure, camaraderie, and treasure islands (well maybe!) all await you when you set sail on the Sorlandet, the oldest functioning full-rigged tall ship in the world, captained by Jarle Flatebo. Superyachts are awesome but a traditional tall ship is as equally inspiring, evoking images of Christopher Columbus exploring days. A glimpse of the billowing square sails flapping on the three masts of the Sorlandet, a full rigged ship built in 1927, will have your heart pounding for the old days when Rus... (more)

Review of Monaco Yacht Show 2005 "Monaco Makes Massive Waves"

YV&C International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine reports: Everyone was happy with this year’s Monaco Yacht Show! Held in September at Port Hercule in the prestigious and fairytale port of Monaco with its magnificent views of the Alps and the Mediterranean sea, the show lived up to its name as the world’s premier luxury yacht show. The Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) is the only nautical trade show in the world with a focus on boats of 20m and over and big was the name of the game. Gigantic and sumptuous yachts with their tall masts aimed high towards the French Alps imp... (more)