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WATER TOYS AND SUPERYACHTS
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2 Jul 2020

One of the perks about chartering a yacht is the abundance of water toys at your disposal each day and our expert Concierge team have rounded up some of our favourites for your next charter...

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Destination: Spain and The Balearic Islands
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30 Jun 2020

Spain and The Balearic Islands are by far one of the most popular yacht charter destinations the West Mediterranean. Our Ahoy Club team look at the best spots to visit and what you can expect from chartering a yacht in Spain...

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Yacht Charter Etiquette
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19 Jun 2020

If you are new to yacht chartering or need a refresher on some yacht charter standards and customs before you embark on your next charter, our blog is a great place to start...

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The Benefits of Booking Your Yacht Charter in Advance
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17 Jun 2020

There are many advantages that come with booking your next yacht charter in advance and you'll thank yourself too. Read some of the practical reasons here...

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Destination: East Mediterranean
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15 Jun 2020

The Mediterranean is by far one of the most popular yacht charter destinations in the world. Let our yacht charter experts explain why the East Med should be on the radar for your next yacht charter with Ahoy Club...

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Reasons why yacht chartering is the best type of holiday...
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10 Jun 2020

Yacht chartering is the ultimate holiday experience that everyone should try at least once in their life and let our charter experts tell you why...

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Destination: Greece
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27 May 2020

With the East Mediterranean beginning to open for charter, it's time to plan your next charter in Greece with our impeccable itineraries and hot destinations to visit on an Ahoy Yacht Charter.

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Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix
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19 May 2020

Even though one of the most glamour events of the year has been cancelled, we wanted to share why the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix is an iconic event to charter a superyacht at.

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Instagramable Destinations
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14 May 2020

As traveller, we often choose our destinations based on their Instagram-worthiness, and so, our charter experts have curated a list of Insta-worthy destinations all accessible on a luxury yacht.

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Cannes Film Festival
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12 May 2020

The 73rd edition of Cannes Film Festival was scheduled to take place this week but it has been postponed but to mark the event, we've taken a look at the history and why chartering a yacht at Cannes Film Festival is the ultimate statement.

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New Yachts To Charter in 2020
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5 May 2020

Read more on the newest yachts to the charter market in 2020...

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America's Cup 2021
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4 May 2020

Read more on the 36th America's Cup presented by Prada that will be hosted in Auckland, New Zealand in 2021.

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Top Travel Destinations 2020
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29 Apr 2020

The world is full of magical and spectacular places to visit but our expert charter team have decided on 5 beautiful places to charter a luxury Superyacht this year.

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Staying fit and healthy on vacation
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28 Apr 2020

If staying fit and healthy whilst on vacation is important to you, then our tops tips for your next charter vacation will really help keep you on track.

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Destination: New South Wales Australia
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24 Apr 2020

Take a long weekend to explore New South Wales on board a luxury yacht. From beautiful walks in nature to perfecting your fishing on the Hawkesbury River, there are many wonderful activities awaiting you.

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Destination: Western Australia
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23 Apr 2020

If you haven't already, it's time to explore Western Australia with our impeccable yacht charter itineraries. Prepare to be blown away by breathtaking scenery and experiences with our 10 days itinerary in Western Australia. Go on, be a tourist in your own country!

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Destination: Queensland Australia
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23 Apr 2020

At nearly 2 million kilometres square, it's no wonder that we have three fantastic itineraries to offer for Queensland on your next yacht charter. Explore the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsunday Islands or experience all the Fraser Island has to offer. There are so many exciting activities on your doorstep, your hardest decision will be where to start?

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The Whitsunday Islands
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17 Apr 2020

With 74 islands that make up the Whitsunday Islands, there is plenty to see and do whilst in North Queensland but we have narrowed it down to five 'must-sees' for you.

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Luxury Catamarans
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9 Apr 2020

Everything you need to know about why a luxury catamaran could be the perfect yacht choice for your next holiday.

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France cancels 2020 VAT increase
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3 Apr 2020

The French Finance Minister has cancelled his decision to remove VAT lump sum reductions due to the COVID-19 crisis.

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Lockdown on a Superyacht
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1 Apr 2020

We have spoken with a few of our member yachts about what life is like in lockdown on a superyacht during COVID-19, in different parts of the world.

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Destination New Zealand
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31 Mar 2020

A water-based holiday in New Zealand has elements you won't find anywhere else in the world.

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When Technology and Medicine come together
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26 Mar 2020

Superyacht owner in the process of developing a Coronavirus home test with innovative technology.

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Travel in Uncertain Times
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25 Mar 2020

Whilst no travel is risk free, chartering a private yacht in your own country could be an option if you want privacy and social distancing.

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Explaining APA
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25 Mar 2020

What is APA and why do you need it? Ahoy Club explains everything you need to know about your APA.

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Aus-bound superyachts line up for a $1m night stand
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24 Mar 2020

Would you pay $1 million for 12 hours aboard a superyacht on Sydney Harbour? If the answer is yes, join the queue

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Destination: Morocco
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19 Mar 2020

Set your senses alive with the kaleidoscopic colours and tantalising tastes of Morocco. Here are our top choices for sightseeing and dining in Morocco.

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Winter Destinations
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17 Mar 2020

Think outside the classic summer vacation spots and expand your travel horizons. Ahoy Club shares 4 top destinations to charter a superyacht in winter.

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21 Common Yachting Terms Explained
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13 Mar 2020

Do you know your hull from your beam? Your cabins from your saloon? Learn what these 21 common yachting terms mean and speak with expertise.

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10 Yachts in the Mediterranean Under €50,000
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13 Mar 2020

Going on a luxury holiday doesn’t have to put a strain on your funds. Get acquainted with 10 of Ahoy Club’s favourite luxury yachts for under €50,000.

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Ahoy Club: Break the ice
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9 Mar 2020

Can’t bear the thought of winter coming to an end? You’re not the only one – while we generally like to consider ourselves more on the sun worshipper side of things, we do enjoy an icy getaway, and nowhere does those better than Antarctica.

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Know Your Yacht: Sailing Yachts vs. Motor Yachts
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3 Mar 2020

Sailing yachts vs. motor yachts – an age-old debate. Find out the difference between the two and which one is the best choice for your next charter.

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Superyacht Dining that Rivals Michelin Starred Restaurants
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3 Mar 2020

Gastronomic delights await you on board your superyacht. Learn more about the luxury dining experiences that are possible with Ahoy Club.

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Charter a Celebrity-Owned Superyacht with Ahoy Club
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3 Mar 2020

Experience the luxury yacht lifestyle like a celebrity. Here are 4 of Ahoy Club’s celebrity-owned superyachts so you can sail the seas like a star.

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10 Things to Check before Chartering a Superyacht
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17 Feb 2020

There are a few details to decide before chartering a superyacht. Here are Ahoy Club’s top 10 questions to ask when choosing your yacht, and after booking.

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Sustainability on Superyachts: How the Industry is Going Green
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17 Feb 2020

The yachting industry is taking big steps toward a greener future. Here’s the latest news on how superyachts are embracing sustainability.

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45m M/Y HARLE Discovers Rare Coral
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17 Feb 2020

In October 2019, M/Y HARLE made two important discoveries on a research expedition. Learn the details & see how you can make HARLE your own with Ahoy Club.

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Robb Reader: Ian Malouf
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11 Feb 2020

The founder of Ahoy Club on giving up law school to clean up Australia – then following his sea-borne dreams.

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Destination Antarctica: What to Do at the Edge of the World
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7 Feb 2020

There’s nowhere else in the world like Antarctica. Visit the frozen ice caps and explore the incredible glaciers from the comfort of a luxury superyacht.

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Inside Ahoy Club's M/Y MISCHIEF, Australia's Largest Superyacht For Charter
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6 Feb 2020

Step aboard Ahoy Club's MISCHIEF, a 54-metre superyacht that's just arrived in Sydney Harbour, making it the biggest yacht available for charter in Australia.

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Hybrid Superyachts Bring Luxury Charters to Frozen Waters
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6 Feb 2020

Some superyachts were built for bigger things than the East Med. Learn about the extreme yachts designed for frozen waters in Antarctica and beyond.

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France Introduces New VAT Rules from March 2020
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4 Feb 2020

Find out how France will be changing their VAT rates in 2020. Ahoy Club cover all the details – including how you can save money on your holiday now.

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Destination Nassau: Exclusive Experiences for Your Day on Land
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23 Jan 2020

The tropics meets the city in the bustling port of Nassau; capital of the Bahamas. Here’s Ahoy Club’s top ways to experience all that Nassau has to offer.

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Classic vs. Modern Sailing Yachts: Which Should You Choose
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23 Jan 2020

We explain the difference between classic and modern sailing yachts so that sailing enthusiasts can find the perfect fit for their next charter holiday.

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Must Try Bahamian Cuisine
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23 Jan 2020

Feast your way through a traditional Bahamian degustation menu with our favourite classic dishes from the islands. Here’s the top 6 foods not to be missed.

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Fire Safety on Yachts
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23 Jan 2020

Fires on yachts aren’t all that common, but it’s important to be prepared. Here are our top tips for fire safety on yachts.

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Destination Exumas: The Best Experiences Across the 365 Cays
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20 Jan 2020

Want to know how to spend a week in The Exumas? Ahoy Club have put together a quick guide with our favourite must-sees.

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MAGNA GRECIA Completes an Impressive Refit in 2019
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20 Jan 2020

Get reacquainted with MAGNA GRECIA following an impressive refit in 2019. Learn all the new features, designs and toys at your disposal.

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Expert Tips on Embracing Tech in Superyacht Design
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20 Jan 2020

True luxury is a 50” plasma screen on board your superyacht. Find out insider tips on how to embrace tech in your superyacht design.

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Italy Imposes a 22% VAT on All Yachts from April 2020
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11 Jan 2020

Ahoy Club breaks the latest news and explains how the changes to Italian VAT laws will affect charterers in the area from April 1 2020.

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20 Major Events to Put in Your 2020 Calendar ASAP
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11 Jan 2020

Nothing beats the atmosphere of a big event in a world-class city. No matter what your passion, our list of 20 events has something for everyone.

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5 Super-Fast Superyachts for Charter
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11 Jan 2020

Do you feel the need for speed? Ahoy Club has you covered. Not only are these six superyachts built with incredibly powerful engines, some feature water toys to help you make the most of them.

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6 of Our Fastest Superyachts
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10 Jan 2020

Fulfill your need for speed with a trip on one of our fastest superyachts for charter. Read on to meet your speed match, then book online with Ahoy Club.

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The Largest Superyachts Sold in 2019
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6 Jan 2020

2019 has been a year that has broken records for many of the industry’s most prestigious brokerages. From well-known classics to exciting new designs, we take a look at some of the standout sales completed during the year, including the fastest megayacht sale and the first to fly a Chinese flag.

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Wharf Locations on Sydney Harbour
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1 Jan 2020

Wharf Locations on Sydney Harbour for day charters pick-ups and drop-offs.

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Foreign-Owned Superyachts Granted Access to Australian Waters
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17 Dec 2019

Last week, the Morrison Government passed the Special Recreational Vessels Bill 2019 which allows superyachts to charter in Australia. The bill was first introduced in late November and was officially passed on 5th December.

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Superyacht MISCHIEF is yours for $15k an hour
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26 Nov 2019

It is the seven-star floating palace available for a cool $500,000 a week or a mere $15,000 an hour. It's the biggest yacht of its type ever to hit Australian waters — with 14 crew at your disposal, a full industrial kitchen, six bedrooms and a party deck with a jacuzzi — and rumoured to having been booked for about $1m for New Year's Eve by a cashed-up overseas visitor keen to take in Sydney's famous fireworks.

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Ahoy Club imports Australia's largest yacht
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19 Nov 2019

Mischief, the 54-meter Baglietto, is now available for charter in Sydney through Ahoy Club. This follows the yacht being transported from the Mediterranean earlier this week. Mischief becomes the largest commercial yacht ever imported into Australia.

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Ahoy Club Is Set To Import The Largest Ever Commercial Vessel Into Australia On 4 November
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12 Nov 2019

4 November 2019 will see 54m MISCHIEF hit Australian shores; a result of Ahoy Club identifying a growing demand for a Superyacht charter market in the country.

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Ahoy Club, the world's leading innovative yacht charter company
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1 Nov 2019

Ahoy Club is the number one digital yacht charter platform in the world, giving consumers access to the world-wide-fleet of charter yachts right at their fingertips, with the guaranteed best rates in the market.

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The 72 Hour Sale of 73m Coral Ocean
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30 Oct 2019

In the build up to the Monaco Yacht Show 2019, we reported how the most important event in the superyacht calendar is evolving to better facilitate new business transactions. The sale of 73m Lürssen superyacht Coral Ocean, orchestrated by Ahoy Club, is a sign that this business-oriented impetus has already led to successful results.

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Ahoy Club ups the ante with largest commercial vessel in Australia
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30 Oct 2019

12 guest superyacht to be based down under. Ahoy Club has announced the addition of the largest ever commercial superyacht in Australia. In November 2019 the company will welcome the 54m Mischief to Australian shores, with the company citing growing demand for the superyacht charter market in the country.

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Garbage king Ian Malouf brings a little Mischief to Sydney eyeing record yacht deal
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28 Oct 2019

Millionaire ex-garbo Ian Malouf deals in much more salubrious surrounds these days, having swapped skips for superyachts when he sold his Dial A Dump empire for a clean $578 million last year.

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What time is the best to sail around Phuket
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28 Oct 2019

A charter in Thailand will allow you to plunge into the world of magical beauty - bright and large flowers, spicy tastes and exquisite entertainment that await you at every turn. From golden, luxurious temples decorated with lotuses, to large sandy beaches, Thailand is multifaceted, diverse but beautiful in its own manifestation.

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Charter like a celebrity
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28 Oct 2019

Being a significant attribute of well-off life, luxury superyachts can often be spotted as classy background on the photos of the world’s most renowned celebrities.

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Extreme yachting destinations
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28 Oct 2019

There are some core routes that repeatedly form lists of must-see places for yacht cruisers. Some of the traditional locations are easy to reach, and some charters might find it not so exciting. If you want to step off conventional paths, Ahoy Club is happy to suggest some more extreme destinations to enjoy and discover during your yacht journey.

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The Rise of the Turquoise Coast
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21 Oct 2019

Ahoy Club's Head of Charter, Ellie Malouf, shares her journey along the Turkish Coast - where ancient tradition meets contemporary style, here's why Turkey is the ultimate destination for your next family vacation.

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Best superyachts with pools
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18 Oct 2019

One of the most important amenity on-board a superyacht, a zone where owners and guests enjoy their relaxation most, are definitely superyacht swimming pools. Ahoy Club lists 10 famous superyachts that boost some of the finest swimming pools on-board.

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Coral Ocean: Ahoy Club sells 73m yacht in 72 hours during the Monaco Yacht Show
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14 Oct 2019

The main event of the superyacht industry, the Monaco Yacht Show is attended every year by hundreds of brokers eager to network, inspect new builds and attempt to gain clients in the process.

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Ahoy's guide to the Amalfi coast
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14 Oct 2019

The Amalfi Coast is definitely one of the most beautiful ones in Europe. The area will offer visitors fifty kilometres of steep cliffs and the sea beating against them, many colourful cities clambering uphill, and hundreds of picturesque terraces covered with lemon trees. Naturally, these places are prefect to be visited on a yacht. Ahoy Club is happy assist you with choosing an ideal vessel to sail the region and gives a short guidance on the area below.

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On Deck with Ellie Malouf
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8 Oct 2019

Ellie Malouf is taking a leaf out of her father’s book when it comes to business.

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Ahoy Club's best seen sailing yachts at MYS 2019
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8 Oct 2019

With the Monaco Yacht Show 2019 just over, the premiered Superyachts keep creating buzz in the media. This year’s edition saw some very alluring sailing yachts on show. Ahoy Club takes a look over some of the best sailing yachts seen at the show this year.

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SYA Magazine – MISCHIEF
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4 Oct 2019

MISCHIEF TO TURN HEADS ON SYDNEY HARBOUR THIS SUMMER The 52.4 metre superyacht Mischief is on her way to Australia arriving late 2019. Up until now, Mischief has been cruising in the western and eastern Mediterranean and the Caribbean as a holiday favourite for a line-up of celebrities including Will Smith, James Packer, Kris Jenner and many more.

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Discover unchartered waters - bespoke destinations only accessible by yacht
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1 Oct 2019

A yacht trip gives a wonderful feeling of inner freedom and allows you to discover new places that are difficult and sometimes impossible to reach in other ways. To go on a sailing adventure you need determination, because there is always a certain amount of suspense. In this article, Ahoy Club gathers 5 wonderful places that you can enjoy completely only on a yacht.

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Christmas 2019: Charter holiday ideas
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1 Oct 2019

Everyone dreams of an unforgettable and unique celebration of the New Year and Christmas, full of emotions and vivid impressions. That is the option Ahoy Club is delighted to offer, helping to organise an unforgettable winter vacation on a luxury yacht.

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Ahoy Club’s Ian Malouf is bringing MISCHIEF to Sydney, Australia
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18 Sep 2019

He made his fortune in waste, but Australian businessman Ian Malouf is stirring up the yacht charter industry with his newest venture, Ahoy Club.

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73m LAUREL saves 50 dogs from Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas
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17 Sep 2019

The devastating Hurricane Dorian hit the north of the Bahamas this September, already called one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in the history. The first wind blow at a speed of up to 82.5 m/s was taken by the Islands of Abaco and the Island of Grand Bahama.

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What you need to know about Monaco Yacht Show 2019
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17 Sep 2019

The main annual highlight of the yachting industry, Monaco Yacht Show will take place from 25th to 28th September this year. This year’s edition will offer over 125 superyachts on display, with their average length around 50 metres and the largest vessel measuring 111 metres in LOA.

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Cannes Yachting Festival - 2019 Summary
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16 Sep 2019

The 42nd edition of one of the world’s largest yachts exhibitions, Cannes Yachting Festival 2019, took place from 10 to 15 September 2019. In 2018, the exhibition attracted 51 thousand visitors from all over the world, to witness 542 exhibitors who brought 638 boats to the Cote d'Azur, including 219 new models. This year, the number of exhibitors grew by 8%, bringing a record number of registrations.

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High-flying garbo Ian Malouf eyes the skies
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12 Aug 2019

Fresh from successfully launching a luxury yacht version of Airnbnb and renting his $60 million, 54m boat to James Packer for a month at an estimated €250,000 ($414,000) per week, Ian Malouf has turned his sights to the corporate jet market. Malouf, dubbed “Australia’s richest garbo” after selling Dial A Dump to the ASX-listed Bingo Industries in a $577m deal earlier this year, has plans with his new Central Jets business like those of his nautical Ahoy Club. The latter, launched by Malouf and his family last year, is an online booking platform for wealthy individuals and families who want to charter a luxury vessel anywhere in the world — but with a commission charge significantly less than existing boat brokers.

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Cette application est le Airbnb du yacht
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7 Aug 2019

Après Airbnb pour les locations d'appartements, découvrez Ahoy Club, l'application qui va vous permettre de louer votre bateau de vacances plus facilement.

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This App is the Air BnB of Yachting
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7 Aug 2019

After Airbnb for apartment rentals, discover Ahoy Club, the application that will allow you to rent your holiday yacht more easily.

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Renting the vacation vessel of your dreams just got easier.
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6 Aug 2019

Ahoy Club App lets you charter Luxury Yachts all around the world. Renting the vacation vessel of your dreams just got easier.

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Charter a Yacht for the 2020 Miami Super Bowl
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25 Jul 2019

Ever dreamed of sailing the side lines of the Super Bowl? Well, now you can. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime: chartering a yacht for the Super Bowl in Miami in February 2020 to experience it in the most exclusive way.

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Chartering should be your next holiday
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11 Jul 2019

If you have always dreamed about setting sail and exploring new places, then chartering a yacht is something you should consider. When you charter an Ahoy Club Superyacht, the journey is the vacation, the places you visit and the activities you participate in along the way!

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Balearic Island Feature: Chartering in Mallorca
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5 Jul 2019

The Balearic Island chain of Majorca (Mallorca), Minorca (Menorca), Ibiza and Formentera sit in the western Mediterranean. Each Island is culturally rich, and equally has breathtaking – however each have something completely different to offer making it a recommended Ahoy Club charter trip!

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Cruising Croatia
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13 Jun 2019

Croatia owns 1,777 km of the Adriatic coast, among which 1,185 different islands are scattered around, resulting in the huge popularity of this area among yachtsmen. The Adriatic coast is rich in beaches, natural harbours with countless bays, ports and marinas. Nowadays yachting enthusiasts travel to Croatia not only from all over Europe but also from all over the world. Thousands of ports can be visited in this region, many of which are well equipped for all types of water tourism.

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The Best Way To See The Greek Islands
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5 Jun 2019

Greece - once the world's largest maritime empire - still comprises thousands of kilometres of coastline and islands scattered in beautiful azure waters. A well-established system of marinas with excellent services, a unique geographical position, and a mild climate make it possible to engage in yachting in Greece almost all year round. Most of the beaches and marinas of Greece have been honoured with the Blue Flag as resting places that meet high standards of cleanliness and safety. Today, Greece has 19 harbours for 6.661 berths equipped with luxury infrastructure.

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Your Guide to Chartering A Yacht in Monaco
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1 Jun 2019

Spending a day on the water is arguably the most enjoyable way to relax on the French Riviera. Few people, however, know that you can easily book a yacht even if you decide to do so just the day before. By using the Ahoy Club platform, you can instantly search for available yachts of any type in Monaco or anywhere in the world for your next charter. If you’re not sure about the best yacht to pick, or whether a day charter or longer is best suited to you, you can ask Ahoy’s 24/7 concierge team that’ll be able to assist you instantly.

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Sailing in Sardinia
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1 Jun 2019

If you decide to make Sardinia your next yachting destination, you will make no mistake. Sitting off Italy's celebrated west coast, the sublime island of Sardinia represents a complex patchwork of Franco-Italian culture. The second largest island in the Mediterranean, with a pearly coastline ideal for soaking up the sultry sun and crystalline water of the deepest blue where every inch of healthy reef is infused with the dream-like beauty of thriving coral beds and diverse marine life

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Why Water Sports are a Must For Your Next Charter
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1 Jun 2019

For charterers that spend a lot of time in the sea whilst on a yacht, water sports have grown into an integral part of any charter over the past decade. Classics like waterskis, present on almost any yacht, have remained, yet many more exciting options have also appeared over the past years.

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Ahoy Club Goes to the Monaco Grand Prix 2019
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1 Jun 2019

From the 24th - 26th, Ahoy Club hosted a VIP event to celebrate the 77th Grand Prix Formula One. No race or circuit of the Formula 1 Calendar can truly match the excellence, the glamour and the challenge of the Monaco Grand Prix - and the 77th F1 Edition certainly did not disappoint. With coveted access to the exclusive track side occasion, Ahoy Club VIP's & Charters were treated to a true once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Australia's 200 richest people revealed #159: Ian Malouf
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30 May 2019

Ian Malouf founded Dial A Dump in the '80s with a shovel and a truck, and built it into one of the nation's biggest waste management businesses. He debuts on the Rich List after his baby was acquired by Bingo Industries in February. The acquisition, which spent six months under investigation by the competition regulator, netted Malouf more than $300 million in cash and $200 million in Bingo shares. Malouf's interests are now focused on his newly formed yacht charter and sale company Ahoy Club, a fitting investment given his private ownership of a $40 million yacht.

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How much does it actually cost to charter a yacht?
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5 Apr 2019

Arguably the most enjoyable way to enjoy a vacation, yacht charters are often shrouded in secrecy over what spending is actually involved on them. Weekly charter fees, APAs, crew tips, VAT often lead to complicated calculations, a problem that Ahoy Club has been created to solve and bring transparency to chartering a yacht. Whenever someone decides to look for a yacht to charter, the first figure they are bombarded with is the weekly charter rate. All yachts normally advertise a starting price from which their rates start, primarily as charters during the winter season are significantly less expensive than July or August, which is referred to as the high season.

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Destination: Thailand
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4 Apr 2019

Here’s why you should make South East Asia your next yachting destination. Through its succulent cuisine and invigorating culture, which has spread worldwide as its best ambassador, South East Asia has long drawn in the most demanding travellers. Now its untouched sandy beaches, rich underwater world and bright green vegetation is pulling in an increasing amount of superyachts, finally opening up the area for superyacht charterers. For the first time in history, the luxurious yacht charters we’ve come to associate with the Mediterranean and the Caribbean can now take place in a whole new scenery, filled with exciting destinations. Thailand, Singapore, Myanmar - those are just a few of the paradise-like spots, which can now be explored through yacht charters offering a whole new view way to experience them.

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AHOY CLUB X FERRARI
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1 Apr 2019

On Thursday, March 21st, Ahoy Club hosted guests with Ferrari Australasia and The Luxury Network Australia at the Ahoy Clubhouse in Double Bay to celebrate an exciting start to the 2019 Grand Prix Season. Whilst Ferrari showcased some of their exclusive sport cars, including a GTC4LUSSO and a Portofino, Ahoy Club introduced guests to the incredible selection of yachts available for charter around the globe. A prize draw concluded the night where one lucky attendee won an unforgettable experience - to watch the 2019 Monaco Grand Prix aboard the Superyacht MISCHIEF and four nights accommodation at the incredible 5 star hotel La Reserve.

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Australia’s Richest 250 #188: Ian Malouf
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30 Mar 2019

Having made his $550 million fortune in one industry, Ian Malouf is determined to bust open what he believes is a protected, inefficient industry ripe for the taking in the other – in his own inimitable style.

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Ahoy Club Debuts in Style at Dubai Boat Show 2019
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27 Feb 2019

Ahoy Club sets sail, bringing the number one digital yacht chartering platform in the world to the Dubai Boat Show 2019.

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Ahoy Club is Making Waves
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23 Nov 2018

Ahoy Club, a new digital platform that seeks to transform the luxury yacht charter market, is making waves. After more than 20 years of charter experience as a customer and owner, Ian Malouf has decided to turn to digital and app technology to create a completely different approach to chartering and is proud to play his part to cut down the current ‘piracy on the high seas’ as he calls it.

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You don’t own this industry and it needs a shake
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16 Nov 2018

Ian Malouf states during the Disruptor Debate of the Superyacht Forum that his primary objective is to improve the market and his secondary objective is to make money. “I think we’re portrayed as a one click and you’re there business, but we have a large team and we are a full-service digital platform. We have the cheapest structure in the business and we expect it will go lower before it goes higher.”

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Ian Malouf delivers the truth to The Superyacht Forum
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14 Nov 2018

On day two of The Superyacht Forum, the industry finds itself under the microscope… Where to begin with our review of day two? With Ian Malouf, of course. Ian’s conversation, which opened day two, was possibly the most candid I’ve witnessed in my eight years attending the forum. And I can’t help thinking that I agree with most of what he said...

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Ahoy Club Interview with The YachtGuy
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13 Nov 2018

Ahoy Club asks The YachtGuy, what he thinks of Ahoy Club and moving the industry, what trends he can foresee in the near future and finally, whats new & cool in water toys.

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Ellie Malouf on what it means to be the #1 Digital charter platform in the world
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1 Nov 2018

Ellie Malouf, Global Account Manager of Ahoy Club discusses how, through the modernisation of chartering Ahoy Club's solution is the most efficient, transparent & cost effective solution for both yacht owners and yacht charterers.

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Clientele Luxury Global
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25 Sep 2018

Ahoy Club connects charterers and their desired vessel with unrivalled simplicity.

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Yachting Made Easy
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14 Sep 2018

Ian Malouf has brought the efficiency of digital technology to the yachting world with his innovative chartering service, the Ahoy Club.

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Mischief Makers
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13 Sep 2018

The Malouf family are seasoned yacht owners who are determined to shake up the charter game. The Superyacht Report sits down with the family aboard their 54m M/Y Mischief to find out more.

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Day 1 - Ahoy Club at The Cannes Yachting Festival
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12 Sep 2018

Join us at the Cannes Yachting Festival, CANTO108 / Port Canto from 11th to 16th September.

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Monaco Court Hears Superyacht Case
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12 Sep 2018

An interesting case is being heard in the courts of Monaco with an outcome expected just days before the Monaco Yacht Show opens.

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Owners Talk Business
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7 Sep 2018

Why yacht owners are taking matters into their own hands and setting up shop in the superyacht industry.

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Automating the Yacht Chartering Process
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6 Sep 2018

Australian executive, superyacht owner and long-time charter, Ian Malouf, is shaking up the $14 billion charter industry with a unique concept.

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A Shift in the Charter Market: Ahoy Club
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30 Aug 2018

Uber, Airbnb, Black Jet...each industry, even dog walking, has been shaken up with new disruptive technology over the past few years, many becoming multi-billion pound enterprises. Now it looks like it’s time for the superyacht charter market finally to catch up and move into the digital world says Tom Montgomery.

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Bin there, done that, now it’s plain sailing
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28 Aug 2018

A former binman who has just collected more than £300 million from selling his waste recycling business has embarked on an audacious plan to clean up in the superyacht market.

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On board with Ian Malouf, owner of 52m superyacht Mischief
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25 Aug 2018

Claire Wrathall meets Ian Malouf, owner of 52.4 metre superyacht Mischief, a businessman who has cleaned up in Australia and is now enjoying the fruits of his labours... In the tell-it-like-it-is style of the Sydney Morning Herald, Ian Malouf is “king of the dumpsters” and “Australia’s richest garbo”. More poetically he’s an alchemist who has found a way to turn rubbish into gold, or at least dollars. Officially, however, he tends to be known as the founder and CEO of Dial a Dump Industries, aka DADI Group, the self-styled “leading waste management service provider and recycler in New South Wales”.

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Meet the nation’s richest garbage man
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23 Aug 2018

A Sydney garbage man has really cleaned up after selling his business for more than half a billion dollars. Ian Malouf started Dial A Dump with just a single truck and a shovel in 1984 and has since made his fortune with a fleet of dumpsters.

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Dial a Dump founder Ian Malouf turns to yachting after $577m sale
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22 Aug 2018

Ian Malouf says he knows how to work and how to party, combining both last night as 300 guests joined him over cocktails to celebrate the $577 million sale of his Dial a Dump waste business to the listed Bingo Industries.

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Fine Dining Around the Mediterranean
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10 Aug 2018

An insider's guide to the most exclusive dining destinations whilst exploring the Mediterranean by the founders of Ahoy Club, the super yacht charter platform.

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Vanity Fair - Ship Ahoy
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3 Aug 2018

In the past, anyone who hadn't already chartered a yacht for the remainder of the summer by this stage in the season wouldn't have stood a chance of finding their dream vessel.

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Meet the man trying to ‘Uberise’ the superyacht market
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30 Jul 2018

In some people, they evoke open-mouthed jealousy; in others, sheer revulsion. But however you feel when you see the vast, smug hull of a luxury yacht, we probably all have the same thought: who on earth owns that?

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Chartering with the best rates
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23 Jul 2018

Ahoy Club, the world’s first bespoke luxury yacht charter service, launched on May 1st with a promise to transform the global charter market.

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Dial A Dump's Ian Malouf makes waves with an Airbnb for superyacht own
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22 Jun 2018

Dial-A-Dump founder Ian Malouf with his superyacht Mischief. He is disrupting the global yacht charter business with Ahoy Club, which uses smart technology and an app to up-end the secretive, traditional world of the yacht broker and hefty commissions.

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All aboard: Ahoy Club is on a mission to make yacht charter easier
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15 Jun 2018

As anyone who has ever dealt with a yacht broker will know, chartering a boat can be a complicated, opaque and expensive business.

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Sydney Morning Herald - Tub thumper
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14 Jun 2018

At a time when the chasm between the haves and the have-yachts is widening, garbage entrepreneur Ian Malouf is doing his bit to bridge the gap with a new platform called the Ahoy Club, which he describes as Uber for superyachts.

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Chartering a Yacht Just Got Easier
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1 Jun 2018

Digital superyacht platform Ahoy Club starts a digital charter revolution.

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The No. 1 Superyacht Charter Platform in the World, Ahoy Club has launched
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30 May 2018

Ahoy Club; the No.1 Superyacht Charter platform in the World! Ahoy Club; the No. 1 Superyacht charter platform in the world puts the Worlds’ yacht fleet right at your fingertips with the Guaranteed best rates in the market. The only opportunity to go anywhere and do anything in your own time, with whoever you choose...

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A step towards the digitalization of Yachting
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17 May 2018

Renowned as one of the sectors that take the most time to turn to new technologies, yachting has taken a step towards digitalization. Ahoy Club, a new startup launched by Australian entrepreneur, Ian Malouf, says it can lower the prices of superyacht charters and optimize their use.

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Chartering a yacht in a hurry?
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8 May 2018

Struggling to track down the right yacht on which to spend some (or all) of the fast-approaching summer? A new digital platform, which promises to bring prospective charter clients and boat owners together with the minimum of fuss, is one to keep on the radar.

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Changing the charter game
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3 May 2018

A new platform, Ahoy Club, hopes to make chartering easier, cost-effective and accessible to the wider market. The enterprise, developed by superyacht owner and businessman Ian Malouf, believes that through its user-friendly, efficient platform, it can lower the costs of chartering by around 20 per cent, generating a higher amount of revenue for superyacht owners and encouraging more UHNWIs to enter into the charter market.

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Streamlining yacht chartering through tech - Yacht Harbour
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2 May 2018

Ahoy Club, the new, UK-based startup, brainchild of Australian entrepreneur, Ian Malouf is set to launch in May to offer a simpler way to book yacht charters. Focused on cutting out redundant fees, speeding up the process and offering a larger inventory, Ahoy will launch just in time for the 2018 summer season.

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Making waves with new app to charter superyachts
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25 Apr 2018

Australian businessman Ian Malouf is making waves with a new superyacht charter service described as ‘Airbnb for the super-rich’. The self-made waste management tycoon charters his £22million superyacht Mischief for up to £263,000 per week, but says managing bookings through yacht brokers is ‘slow and cumbersome’.

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Boating Business | New automated yacht charter service saves time and costs
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25 Apr 2018

A new luxury yacht charter service will automate the charter process for what is believed to be the first time, cutting costs by 20% and allowing customers to book yachts within minutes and at significantly reduced rates.

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Chartering New Territory
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15 Apr 2018

Ian Malouf is an Australian entrepreneur with a passion for the luxury yachting lifestyle. Having experienced chartering as a client and guest for many years, in 2015 he acquired a 54-metre Baglietto, naming her M/Y Mischief. Although he sees the yacht as a source of personal and family enjoyment, Malouf treats Mischief as a business, and expects to see her returning income through charter activity. Frustrated with what he felt were outdated practices and a lack of embracing technology, Malouf set about challenging the status quo of luxury yacht charter with his newly launched website "Ahoy Club".

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Superyachts finally embrace the digital revolution
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2 Apr 2018

Chartering a superyacht is the ultimate holiday – a bespoke luxury experience, combining six-star service from a dedicated crew, endless water sports and a personalised itinerary which takes you to hidden coves and islands that are otherwise out of reach. It has previously been the domain of the rich and famous and high-flying executives: a destination vacation that allows you to relax in privacy, in some of the most beautiful parts of the world, without missing out on any of the comforts or luxuries one would expect, with all the modern technological conveniences one could possibly need.

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