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Book Your Summer Charters Now!

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Easter and Spring Break vacations have passed and although the temperatures may still be a little cool in your neck-of-the-woods, it is time to begin planning your summer sailing yacht charter.  We can recommend a plethora of yachts for you this summer around the world, but we want to take the time to focus on New England yacht charters.
New England offers a wonderful charter experience for both sailing and motor yacht enthusiasts.  With easy flights

Exciting Development on The Horizon

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For nearly a decade, there has been talk about the big plans for the area north of the Port of Palm Beach, a place where the world’s largest yachts will someday be able to come for service and dockage.

Rybovich first announced plans to change back in 2006. The current Rybovich facility in West Palm Beach is the one many captains already know: 52 wet slips for yachts up to 120m in length, seven dry slips for up to 59m, a dry dock and trade shops. Crew know the cafe, pool and clubhouse near the docks.

But Rybovich also owns property in Riviera Beach that is more than three times the size of the West Palm Beach operation, according to Carlos Vidueira, vice president of Rybovich. The company’s shipyard facilities eventually will relocate there leaving room for condominiums, restaurant and retail space on the West Palm Beach property. The marina will remain available to megayachts.

“The current shipyard operations in West Palm Beach will remain open and at maximum capacity until such time as they are relocated to the new Riviera Beach facility,” Vidueira said by e-mail. “Some yacht support services will remain in duplicate in West Palm Beach.”

Also in Riviera Beach, Viking Yachts has built two service centers, a tuna tower fabricator and the Riviera Beach Maritime Academy.  “These companies service Viking yachts and can also do work for other fine boat builders,” said Kim Lukich, who manages Florida human resources for Viking Yacht staff. “The destination will bring us more business and allow us to expand as a facility, build more and hire crew at more jobs. I’m excited.”

Perhaps more importantly, Viking Yacht’s parent company, Viking Developers, has acquired about 13 acres in the area, which is about 50 percent of the city’s revitalization project. Viking was named a private industry partner in the $375 million project. Ground was broken a year ago.

The Riviera Beach Marina District is scheduled to include extended stay corporate housing for captains, crew and other visitors; marine trades-focused office space, residential high-rise tower, a ship’s store, captains lounge, dive shop, bait and tackle, and an international public market, said Tyler Alten, vice president of Viking Developers.

The first phase of the revitalization is under way now and includes a waterfront restaurant row, a new events center, a public promenade and beach, and underground utilities infrastructure.

To give boats access to these changes in Riviera Beach, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved the dredging of 3,555 linear feet of the Intracoastal Waterway north of the deepwater basin of the Port of Palm Beach to just south of the Blue Heron Boulevard Bridge. The Florida Inland Navigation District has been contracted to a width of 125 feet and depth of 15 feet at mean low tide. The project has been permitted and should be started by the end of the year.

“Dredging from the port is very positive as our yacht line is getting longer and Rybovich will be able to develop their business; it will help both of us,” Viking’s Alten said. “During the process, private operators will have the chance to contract out to dredge into their businesses.  “We are making a maritime hub for megayachts and all size of boats,” he said. “In five years, this area will be completely reinvigorated.”

The exciting part of all of this growth and change is that Palm Beach Yachts International, located on blocks away from the current Rybovich facility, is in the middle of it all!

Summer By The Sea…Go While The Euro Is Low!

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Did you know that the Euro is at an 11 year low against the dollar?!?

What that means for you – exploring Europe for less – A LOT LESS! Charter a Yacht in Europe – Italy, France, Spain, Greece, Croatia or anywhere else you can imagine! Let our Yacht Charter Specialist know where you want to go and we’ll do the rest. Your dream vacation is only a phone call away – 561-863-0082!

Palm Beach International Boat Show March 26-29, 2015

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The 30th Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show, March 26 – 29, 2015, is one of the top five boat shows in the country – featuring more than $1.2 billion  worth of boats,  yachts  and accessories from the world’s leading marine manufacturers. It is truly an International Show. The event includes hundreds of Boats from 8 foot inflatables, power boats, fishing boats, center consoles, bow riders, personal watercraft to superyachts over 150’. Show entrances will be located at  Evernia St./Flagler Dr. (waterfront) and North Clematis St./Flagler Dr. (waterfront).
Please stop by and see us at Booth #820 along the waterfront!

FLIBS 2014

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All of the industry insiders agree…this show is not to be missed!
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the “Yachting Capital of the World” will host the 55th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on October 30-Nov 3, 2014. This is the largest in-water show in the world. This show will feature exhibits from yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts.
A wide variety of boats and sea vessels will be on display including runabouts, sportfishers, high performance boats, center consoles, cabin cruisers, flats boats, skiffs, express cruisers, sailing yachts, motor yachts, bowriders, catamarans, ski boats, jet boats, trawlers, inflatables, canoes, and extraordinary superyachts.
This massive show encompasses over 3 million square feet of space in six locations.  No need to worry about navigating the mammoth show – the show’s transportation network of bus shuttles, water taxis, and riverboats ensures attendees can easily traverse the boat show and its expansive waterways system.
Additional information can be found at the show management website:  http://media.showmanagement.com/fort-lauderdale-international-boatshow-2014

Investing In Your Future…

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521 35th Street – West Palm Beach, FL  33407 – 4/3 – 2,450 sq ft  –  $479,900

When you invest in real estate your goal is to  put money to work today so that you have more money in the future.  Investing isn’t “easy” but many successful investors will tell you it’s worth it!
There are two ways to make money – positive cash flow and property appreciation.
Critical to the success of every investor is choosing the right property, in the right location – recognizing the potential in a property before the next guy does and snatches the deal from your grips!
Take for example, 521 35th Street, West Palm Beach, FL. A great investment opportunity – not only is it a prime location, close to marina’s and all the action but it’s located in a historic neighborhood. This fully renovated 4 bedroom/3 bathroom 2,450 sq ft house could easily produce positive cash flow as a crew house or a rental property. All the while you’re making money AND the property is appreciating – Now THAT’S a good investment!
Don’t miss this great opportunity!
Call Keith  561-502-3150

Palm Beach International Boat Show March 20-23, 2014

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The 29th Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show, March 20 – 23, 2014, is one of the top five boat shows in the country – featuring more than $1.2 billion  worth of boats,  yachts  and accessories from the world’s leading marine manufacturers. It is truly an International Show.  Show entrances will be located at  Evernia St./Flagler Dr. (waterfront) and North Clematis St./Flagler Dr. (waterfront).
Please stop by and visit us at Booth #820 along the waterfront !

Worldwide Crew Health Insurance

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Palm Beach Yachts International offers both individual and group health coverage for international professional marine captains and crew of all nationalities. While this is a great benefit for you, this coverage would also alleviate liability and the possibility of a rate increase to the vessel’s P&L coverage, which in turn means lower costs to the owner.

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