A Taste of Antigua

Here's a sampling of yachts from the ACYS.

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Here in sunny Antigua, the docks have been crowded with press, charter agents, and yacht crew from all over the world. What's brought us here? The chance to inspect some of the newest and best yachts available for charter-and the show hasn't disappointed. Here is a sampling from the docks… Charter giant Camper & Nicholsons International had many spectacular yachts in Antigua but Hurricane Run, a brand new, 53-meter Feadship with an interior by Terence Disdale, was one of the most-admired attendees. She accommodates 12 guests in six cabins, including a large owner's cabin forward on the main deck. A full-width upper deck salon opens up to a large aft deck and a gorgeous outdoor living area. She's available for charter in the Caribbean this winter at $320,000 per week .You can see more information on this stunning yacht, as well as the rest of the fleet, at www.camperandnicholsons.com Fraser Yachts Fraser is a big mover and shaker in the charter world, but they had only one yacht at the Antigua show this year, the 37-meter Delta Marine-built M/Y Aerie, with an interior by Jonathan Quinn Barnett. She can accommodate 8 guests and 4 crew and has a 3,000 nautical mile range. Aerie is available for charter in the Caribbean this winter and in the Bahamas during the summer, at a base rate of $75,000 per week. See more on this yacht as well as Fraser's other offerings around the world, at www.fraseryachts.com.

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Burgess was busy in Antigua with nine yachts in attendance. We were aboard the sensational 199-foot Slipstream, a brand new build from CMN shipyard in France, with an interior by Andrew Winch. The yacht has a black steel hull and a distinctive metallic gray superstructure that's made of aluminum. Hull number two of CMN's semi-custom 60 Line, Slipstream features over 200 square meters of deck space. She can accommodate 14 guests and is available for charter through Burgess starting at $392,00 (low season) per week. www.burgessyachts.com