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Monthly Archives: October 2009

38m Superyacht ODYSSEY Relocates for Western Mediterranean Charters

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Motor yacht ODYSSEY for sale and charter MIPIM Monaco Grand Prix

As 2010 draws near, the owner of mega yacht ODYSSEY has relocated this Mediterranean yacht charter vessel for close proximity to Monaco and the South of France. 

Now, MIPIM yacht and Monaco Grand Prix yacht charter enthusiasts have another superyacht for their 2010 consideration. 

The 38m super yacht ODYSSEY is now based in San Remo, Italy. 

Her new close proximity to Monaco makes this one of the largest yachts available for Monaco Grand Prix charters, as well as static event charters in Cannes, France, such as the 2010 MIPIM.

Built in 2008 by Italy’s Rodriquez yard, she sleeps up to 11 guests in five cabins and has proven her worth as a Mediterranean yacht charter megayacht.

Asking 11 million Euros, superyacht ODYSSEY is now available for inspection by prior appointment for both sale and charter. 
 

Click here to view MIPIM yacht Odyssey’s online brochure here. 

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Planning a Luxury Yacht Charter Begins with Visit to Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

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With over 25 annual shows for megayacht and superyacht vessels around the world, one show continues to be the biggest and best – the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.  

Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show FLIBS

The list of exhibitors reads like a "Who’s Who" of the superyacht industry. Trinity yacht charter, Feadship yacht charter, Lurssen Yacht Charter, and Benetti yacht charter enthusiasts will be mesmerized by the sheer number of yachts gathered in one location. 

"This show affords us an opportunity to educate our luxury yacht charter customers," states SailAway President, Jana Sheeder. 

"We can take our clients on a tour of several equal-sized yachts and let them compare deck space, cabin size, and onboard amenities." 

"Some of our most popular mega yacht charter vessels will be here, such as ANJILIS and BIG CITY (both along the Face Dock between slips 9A-D) and MARAYA (docked at Bahia Mar in slip A1)." 

The 2009 showcase of luxury sail and motoryachts takes place  October 29th through November 2nd

To visit SailAway Yacht Charter Consultants’ fleet of superyachts, visit 1800sailaway.com ; then to book your vacation of a lifetime, contact us at 305-253-7245 or 1-800-SAILAWAY (724-5292) or email info@1800sailaway.com  We are at your service!

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Record Number of Luxury Yacht Charter Superyachts at FLIBS 2009

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FLIBS Ft. Lauderdale International Boat ShowWhether you are a Trinity, Benetti, or Feadship enthusiast, your toes will certainly tingle at the record number of luxury yacht charter superyachts attending the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS 2009).

Andrew Doole of Show Management reports that this year’s Golden Anniversary of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) has attracted an amazing 149 superyachts over 30m to be displayed.

Using the standard definition of superyachts as being luxury yachts over 24m, the figure rises even higher, to 209 yachts.

The list is headed by Feadship’s mighty 65m TRIDENT, followed closely by the 62m FORTUNATO, another Feadship, plus Trinity’s 54m KATHERINE and Heesen’s 50m MAN OF STEEL. 

We mention these four simply to give you an idea of the quality of yachts on show, but there will certainly be something on display to fit all tastes and pockets.

There is a Prime Time preview on Thursday, October 29th from 10am to 7pm, and the show is open to the general public at the same times from Friday, October 30th to Sunday, November 1st.  The show closes at 5pm on Monday, November 2nd.

Your SailAway Yacht Charter representatives will be on hand to offer personal inspections and discuss custom itineraries for upcoming Thanksgiving and year-end holidays.  We are at your service.

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Sales Price Cut for yacht MINE GAMES, star of Caribbean Yacht Charter Fleet

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Trinity motor yacht MINE GAMES for yacht charter by 1800yachtcharter and for sale

The 164’ motor yacht MINE GAMES represents one of the major challenges in yacht design – creating a look that is distinctive but not outlandish. Trinity yacht MINE GAMES, a trideck superyacht, seems to have hit just the right balance. Her deckhouse side windows are nestled into two elongated ovals that diminish the visual mass of her full-beam superstructure, while her prominent bow and raised bulwarks give her forebody the look of a much larger megayacht.

Now, news comes in of a $1.5 million price reduction for the 49.9m superyacht.

St. Martin yacht charter enthusiasts need not worry – the superyacht remains available for luxury yacht charter in both the Bahamas and throughout the Virgin and Leeward islands of the Caribbean.

Built in 2007 to ABS class and MCA compliant, the superyacht accommodates up to 12 guests in a master, three doubles, and a twin, plus a Pullman berth and cruises at 18 knots. The megayacht is helicopter-capable and has a very large swim platform/beach deck. To sweeten the deal, a Triton two-person submarine is included in the new asking price of $31.45 million.

Click here to view MINE GAMES’ online brochure here.

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Superyachts sold in September 2009

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Luxury yacht sales bode well for the economy

Megayacht charter customers take heart – the luxury yacht industry is alive and well as Superyacht sales soar in September 2009.

Without the active buying and selling of Mediterranean yacht charter vessels among the world’s elite, there would be no viable luxury sailing charter or megayacht rental industry.

Recent sales bode well for the future. 
 
September saw a number of 2009 brokerage sales records broken, with 24 superyachts reported sold at asking prices totalling nearly 374 million EUROS. This was well above the combined total of July and August of 340 million EUROS and, indeed, the first four months of the year when, between January and the end of April, yachts with total asking prices of 372 million EUROS were sold.

It was also the month when very large yachts came into their own, as Lurssen’s 59.4m OASIS, the 70.5m BOADICIA from Amels, Benetti’s 56m ALLEGRO, and the 64.5m MY SHANTI, again from Amels, all found new owners. 

Boat International magazine wonders, "So we moved from the slough of despond to the broad, sunlit uplands of increasing volumes and values of sales?"

Charlie Birkett of YCO comments: “Understandably, expectations for what was once the start of the busiest season for yacht sales were conservative across the industry this year, and major brokerage houses reacted cautiously even to the apparent signs of recovery in August. However going into September we saw recovery consolidated somewhat with sales of the 60m+ yachts of prestigious yards and, speaking to other leading brokers at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, the mood was certainly more optimistic.

Contact the professionals at SailAway Yacht Charter Consultants at 1-800-YACHTCHARTER or email info@1800yachtchater.com to charter a luxury motor yacht or sailing vessel.

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Trinity Yacht Charter Fans to Delight at FLIBS

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Numerous Trinity megayachts will be in attendance at the FLIBS2009 show in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

If there is one name that is echoed time and time again by our charter clients, it is Trinity Yachts. 

While Perini Navi, Benetti, and Feadship enthusiasts will be well represented, the record number of Trinity luxury yacht charter superyachts attending the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS 2009) is amazing.

Andrew Doole of Show Management reports this years Golden Anniversary of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) has attracted an amazing 149 superyachts over 30m to be displayed.

Using the standard definition of superyachts as being luxury yachts over 24m, the figure rises even higher, to 209 yachts.

The Trinity list is headed by the 196′ BACARELLA and closely followed by the 177′ KATHERINE. 

Not to be missed are ANGILISWHEELS, BLIND DATE, BIG CITY, LADY LINDA, VITA, and MY IRIS.

We mention these yachts simply to give you an idea of the quality of yachts on show, but there will surely be something on display to fit all tastes and pockets.

There is a Prime Time preview on Thursday, October 29th from 10am to 7pm and the show is open to the general public at the same times from Friday, October 30th to Sunday, November 1st.  The show closes at 5pm on Monday, November 2nd.

Your SailAway Yacht Charter representatives will be on hand to offer personal inspections and discuss custom itineraries for upcoming Thanksgiving and year-end holidays.  We are standing by ready to assist you.

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Two Popular Bareboat Charter Marinas Struggle to Stay Afloat

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Two unfortunate marina foreclosures in Florida

Bareboat charter and Florida yacht charter enthusiasts might be troubled to hear two Florida marinas are the latest to fall victim to tough economic times.

The Flagship Marina in Sebastian, Florida, long a popular overnight anchorage for bareboat charter sailors, has foreclosed in what is one of the largest commercial foreclosure amounts in the city this year, according to a local report by TCPalm.

The owner, Damien Gilliams, also owns the Paradise Marina and the No Name Sports Bar, both located in Indian River County. As of last Friday, Gilliams was trying to sell both Flagship and Paradise marinas.

The Hideaway Marina Limited Partnership at Pompano Beach, Florida, filed for Chapter 11 last Friday, according to a report on MSN.com.

If you are planning an upcoming bareboat charter or a crewed Florida yacht charter in the Pompano beach area – don’t panic yet.  The marina is still in operation, and the bankruptcy petition states the business has been in the hands of a receiver since June.

To book your bareboat power or sailing charter, contact SailAway Yacht Charter Consultants at 1-800-YACHTCHARTER or email info@1800yachtcharter.com

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Yachtspeak – nautical phrases for charter guests

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Taking a vacation by automobile doesn’t require any particular vocabulary skills; however, when you go on a private yacht charter, whether it’s a Virgin Islands yacht charter or Croatia yacht charter, it’s sometimes nice to know some of the terminology used when onboard.

Here are some nautical terms for you that might be helpful to know.

BOW – The forward part of a boat.

STERN – The back of the boat.

BEAM – The greatest width of the boat.

BUOY – An anchored float used for marking a position on the water or a hazard or a shoal and for mooring.

CABIN (or "stateroom") – A compartment (bedroom) for passengers or crew.

CATAMARAN – A twin-hulled boat, with hulls side-by-side.  Can be sail or power, but is usually sail.

CHART – A map for use by navigators. 

HELM (or "Navigation Station") – The area from where the Captain steers/pilots the boat.

CLEAT – A fitting to which lines are tied.  They are usually in somewhat of a "figure8 shape." Cleats are located on the dock and on the boat. (They are often tripped over, if you don’t watch your step!)

COCKPIT – An opening in the deck from which the boat is handled. (Visualize a large sailboat – the "steering wheel" of the boat is located in the cockpit.)

DINGHY (also known as a "tender") – A small open boat. 

"T/T BOATNAME" – Means "Tender To…[boatname]."   NOTE: Most yachts only have 1 tender.  Those with more than 1 tender (aka, dinghy) often have "TTT’s….or tenders for/to their tenders."

FENDER (also known as a "bumper") – A cushion, placed between boats, or between a boat and a pier, to prevent damage.

Yacht fenders - bumpers - cushions placed between boats, or boat and pier, to prevent damage

GALLEY – The kitchen of a boat.

SAILBOAT – A boat powered by wind through sails (with ancillary engine).

POWERBOAT – A boat powered by engine and fuel.

STINKPOTTER – A powerboat enthusiast.

HEAD – A marine toilet/bathroom. 

DAY HEAD – The bathroom that is used by all guests, usually in main area of the boat and not located within a stateroom.

INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY – AKA, "The ICW."  Bays, rivers, and canals along the coasts (such as the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts), connected so that vessels may travel without going into the sea.  Evening charters in Florida often cruise along the ICW to see the holiday lights of the condos lining the waterway, for example.

KNOT (relating to speed) – A measure of speed equal to one nautical mile (6076 feet) per hour.

LOG – A record of courses or operation, kept by the captain/crew. (Charter guests often fill out an entry in a "guestbook" or "logbook" after a charter, as well, to describe their trip.)

PLANING ("on a plane") – As a boat evens out above the water when it is moving/underway, as opposed to still being partially underneath the water, as in before it starts moving. 

PORT – The left side of a boat looking forward. (Also refers to a docking location)

STARBOARD – The right side of a boat, looking forward.

SCREW – A boat’s propeller.  (A "twin screw" is a boat with 2 propellers.)

UNDERWAY – Vessel in motion.

WAKE – Moving waves, track, or path that a boat leaves behind it, when moving across the water.

YACHT – A boat used for pleasure.

There are many other phrases used by "yachtees," but these are basics that will help you navigate your way when onboard a private yacht!

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