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Once upon a short time ago a French man named François Spoerry had a unique and watery vision for his yacht. His wish was to create a beautiful home where he could moor his boat in the backyard – the visionary Gallic was an avid sailor as well as being a creative architect. And lucky for an elite few, his wish came true. The development he designed in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez in the south of France has attracted investors and yacht owners from all over the world who appreciate his excellent taste in real estate and the perfect location on the Mediterranean Sea. An added attraction is the mild micro-climate and sheltered harbour that Port Grimaud enjoys, which is thanks to protection from the Alps to the north. Just think Venice but in the south of France! The exclusive complex with its playful colours was designed to resemble the romantic Italian city with th... (more)

Italian Ports Along the Ligurian Coastline

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 y... (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)