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43rd Annual International Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting Was Huge Success!

International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine Show's Main Media Sponsor

(December 6, 2004) - George Ertsos and Popy Kaia of Atalanta Marine in Elliniko, Greece with Kassed Harb, managing director of Bluebonnet Maritime & Tourism in Rhodes, Greece, on the last day in Antigua for these three Greek charter brokers before leaving for the St. Maarten show.

(December 6, 2004) - International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine booth at the ACYM hospitality tent. YV&C booth this year was extremely busy. On the left, Edmiston ad display as it appeard in YV&C. Please see additional YV&C coverage of Edmiston at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show.

(December 6, 2004) - Jane Buffington of Fraser Yachts Fort Lauderdale, one of the true legends of the business. Jane stayed onboard ANNALIESSE during the event.

(December 6, 2004) - Ted Fitzgerald of Clear Blue Sky with Jamie Matusow. (lower right: Carmen Gonzalez clearly enjoyed the "clear blue sky" of Antigua.)

(December 6, 2004) - Two yachting sisters, chef on the left, and stewardess on the right. The younger sister broke the news that she just got a new job!

(December 6, 2004) - The King of RedondaHis Royal Highness King Robert the Bald.

(December 6, 2004) - The King of Redonda with YV&C ladies. His Royal Highness King Robert the Bald, and his latest book.

(December 6, 2004) - The King of Redonda, His Royal Highness King Robert the Bald, and his latest book, "Kingdom Of Redonda, A New King in the Caribbean."

(We asked our cab driver on our way to the airport if he ever heard of The Kingdom of Redonda. He said, "Redonda is one of Antigua's surrounding islands. No one lives there. It's a big rock in the ocean. Forget about Redonda. Do you see your far right? That's Long Island. Alex Trebek (of the TV Show Jeopardy!) has a house there. All the rich people live there. Why are you concerned about Redonda?"

Our cab driver never heard news of the Kingdom until we asked about it but we are proud to cover this small Kingdom in our show report regardless. Hey you never know, maybe our fearless publisher Fuat Kircaali could be the first "Turkish Lord" of the Kingdom, a new chapter in history? :-)

(December 6, 2004) - YV&C enjoyed an afternoon sail onboard DARLING, courtesy of Camper & Nicholsons. Look for a feature story on DARLING in one of YV&C's upcoming issues.

(December 6, 2004) - Captain Lee Rosbach of PAULY D at the hospitality tent with International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine. Look for a feature story on PAULY D in one of YV&C's upcoming issues.

(December 6, 2004) - And last but not least (a very happy) Fuat Kircaali, publisher of International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine with Tony Harris, CEO of Boat International Publications, one of the finest in the industry!

This was our second year visit to the Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting and first year as a media sponsor. We want to thank everyone, especially to the show management, for their hospitality and for inviting us again to this great event. We had lots of fun, made many new friends, and leaving the island with fond memories. We can't wait to be back next year! So long everyone...

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Please send us your press releases, feedback and comments to [email protected] to be included in the magazine. Thank you. Please feel free to approach and ask for your photograph to be taken and included in the next "show photo album" when you see a YV&C photographer. We would love to do so.

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YV&C News Desk focuses on the finest yachts available for charter worldwide and on international yacht vacations, experiences, and destinations, bringing you first-hand, independent news that is broker-, charter-, and yacht builder- neutral.

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