The ArT of ChArTer

Yachts International - - Engage - —Pete Hay­den

The ar­ti­cle “Un­char­tered Wa­ters” [April] drew valid con­trasts be­tween the wild, pris­tine nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment of Belize and a so­phis­ti­cated, lux­ury su­pery­acht ex­pe­ri­ence, paint­ing pic­tures of beauty from two dif­fer­ent per­spec­tives: na­ture’s art­work, and man’s.

The abil­ity to en­joy them both, si­mul­ta­ne­ously, makes for a very spe­cial ex­pe­ri­ence and, surely, rea­son enough to con­sider in­vest­ing in a high-end charter va­ca­tion of this kind.

I think it’s also worth point­ing out the sym­bi­otic re­la­tion­ship be­tween the en­vi­ron­ment and the charter yacht. One feeds the other. An idyl­lic en­vi­ron­ment gives the charter yacht a de­sir­able play­ground. The charter yacht re­turns the fa­vor by bring­ing rev­enue to the area and in­creas­ing aware­ness of its value as a tourist desti­na­tion. The Belizean econ­omy, de­pen­dent for so many years on a di­min­ish­ing sup­ply of Hon­duran ma­hogany, could surely use more of this.

Thank you for yet an­other well-writ­ten ar­ti­cle in your mag­a­zine, of which I, for one, have be­come a re­cent fan.

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