Northwest Yachting January 2020

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LUXE I N S I D E

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Y A C H T

W O R L D

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V A C A T I O N S

These tailored adventures are more achievable than you may believe with Pacific Northwest-based resources and almost limitless destinations. BY NOR R I S COM E R

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Last month we published our annual charter guide, a resource meant to give boaters looking for an adventure the contacts they need to get started with a chartered experience. But the umbrella term "charter" can be problematic because it’s so all encompassing. For example, a day trip with a fishing charter chasing albacore out of West Port, Washington, has little

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in common with a weeklong barebones sailboat charter in the San Juan Islands. Standing tall as its own species of yacht chartering is the luxury yacht vacation, forgoing the term charter altogether in favor of a more luxuriant nomenclature. But what defines luxury yacht vacations? Although not formally defined, we attempt to do so here after chatting with Worth Avenue Yachts, a company