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Jana Sheeder, CEO of 1-800-YACHTCHARTERS Balances Work with Animal Rights

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Arranging luxury yacht charter vacations for celebrities and corporate titans requires Jana Sheeder to mix and mingle with the rich and famous. She frequently attends exclusive cocktail parties and special events. She can be seen, for example, at the Super Bowl and the Sony Ericsson Miami Open tennis tournament. While it sounds glamorous, Sheeder is quick to tell you she is happiest in work boots and gloves, cleaning a horse stable at an animal sanctuary.

Arranging  a Caribbean or Mediterranean yacht charter vacation on a superyacht is my vocation, but my passion is animal welfare,” says Sheeder, President and CEO of 1-800-YACHT CHARTERS.

Photograph of Jana Sheeder behind the steering wheel of a motoryacht at anchor. She is wearing black pants and red shirt.



Hers is a balancing act that requires tight scheduling and unwavering commitment to protecting abused and homeless animals. A typical day begins with releasing butterflies that Jana has raised to help pollinate the environment.  A bit later, business meetings and emails to prospective megayacht charter customers are underway.  Throw in the occasional personal inspection of a newly built superyacht.  Later in the day, Sheeder exchanges her business suit for denim, as she heads to the local animal shelter to assist in a pet adoption event.



Weekends are a blur, as Sheeder often volunteers to help transport 5 to 25 rescued dogs and cats to a sanctuary 100 miles away. When not transporting animals, Sheeder spends time at a horse sanctuary, feeding and caring for abused and abandoned horses.  Sanctuaries also have other livestock, for instance, goats, chickens, cows, and pigs, all of which add to the work life balance for Jana.

Photograph of Jana Sheeder kissing the nose of a white horse. Jana is sitting in front of the horse photo backdrop and is facing the horse



Recently, Sheeder drew the attention of TV’s Animal Planet as well as radio, news media, and newspapers.  A serial cat killing spree left over two dozen dead and mutilated cats in South Florida.  Sheeder worked with local animal rights advocates to arrange a safety seminar for hundreds of residents. A suspect was arrested just three days before the seminar. Sheeder cancelled the seminar and used the allocated time to spend the day volunteering at the county animal shelter!

It’s all about making a difference in others’ lives – human AND animal.

Photograph of Jana Sheeder standing next to the ocean during a beach cleanup. She is holding a grabber in one hand and a trash bag in the other. She is wearing a visor, gloves, and high boots.

Book your private luxury yacht charter through 1-800 Yacht Charters to make a difference together.

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Les Voiles de Saint Barth to Attract Perini Navi Yacht Charter Sailboats

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Sailors come to the Caribbean every year.  For the Perini Navi yacht charter aficionado, that lure continues to this day.  Superyacht builder Perini Navi can proudly boast that a large number of Caribbean yacht charter megayacht vessels were launched from their acclaimed Italian shipyard.



Perini Navi has a new sail event in 2010. The yacht charter experience is an opportunity to participate in a superyacht race event.


A new regatta, “Les Voiles de Saint Barth,” is from April 6 and April 11th, 2010. The event organizers are the Saint Barth Yacht Club and Comité Territorial du Tourisme, with the support of Saint Barthélémy’s Collectivité.

Maltese Falcon stern


While classic boats and multihulls will race in this new event, the undoubted stars of the show will be in the superyacht category.  The megayacht Caribbean yacht charter vessels, will be led by a flotilla of Perini Navi sailboats.

Expected to participate are MALTESE FALCON, SALUTE, and SELENE.

Up to 10 more Perini Navi sailboats are considering participation.


There is an inspiration for “Les Voiles de Saint Barth.”  In specific, to create a regatta for beautiful sailboats.  They navigate in the local waters in a festive spirit.  This happens in the idyllic setting of Saint Barth Island.  Everyone gets involved.  For instance, residents, storekeepers, and water sport professionals.  All get ready to welcome megayachts and their crews.  Fortunate Caribbean yacht charter customers also participate.  That could be you!  Spring is a wonderful time to plan sail boat charters in the Caribbean.  A St. Barts yacht charter during “Les Voiles de Saint Barth” brings memories to last a lifetime.



In conclusion, charter a yacht and enjoy the sailboat race in St. Barts. Exhiliaration and excitement await.


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Motoryacht PARTY GIRL 146 Ready for Caribbean Yacht Charter Action

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The end of the Caribbean yacht charter season arrives.  Most megayacht vessels like Christensen Motor yacht PARTY GIRL 146 leave the confines of the island life behind.  They subsequently begin the three-week migration “across the pond” (the Atlantic ocean). Once there, they prepare for the Mediterranean charter season.  Super yacht PARTYGIRL 146, however, is not like other luxury yacht charter vessels. 


Yellow and blue inflatable slide from the top deck of the anchored motor yacht PARTY GIRL


The owner of the yacht prefers the warmth and privacy found in the Caribbean. Further, other owners take their toys to see and be seen in Monte Carlo.  This megayacht nearly has the entire Caribbean to herself.  In addition, her fortunate few yacht charter customers.



This charter yacht is based in the warm waters of St. Lucia.  Her crew is ready to share their rainforest island home with anyone intrigued.  In specific, by the slow-paced lifestyle of the Grenadine chain of the Caribbean.



Water-oriented travelers love the toy inventory found aboard this superyacht.  Her toy list includes many items. For instance, a 37′ Intrepid tender and two 18 foot tenders.  In addition, a three-person waverunner and towable toys. For instance, a Banana and a kneeboard. For onshore activity, the yacht offers an assortment of beach games.  Additionally, volleyball, badminton, horseshoes, kites, and a football.



The onboard amenities are amazing.  Specifically, so impressive that the megayacht was selected as the 2008 “Best of the Best.”  This by the luxury lifestyle magazine, Robb Report.

Super yacht PARTY GIRL 146 accommodates 12 guests in 6 luxurious staterooms.

Christensen yacht PARTY GIRL’s online brochure.



In conclusion, enjoy a superyacht charter aboard motoryacht PARTY GIRL 146. She indulges with professional crew and lots of watersports toys. Enjoy The Superyacht Experience™, as created by 1-800 Yacht Charters.



For further details or to book your own private luxury yacht charter vacation aboard PARTY GIRL 146, conact us.  Click today.

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