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Monthly Archives: October 2009

FLIBS 2009 Record Number of Superyachts

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FLIBS Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show dock. Shows multiple superyachts lined up on the left side of the photograph. All at dock with there backs to the dock. One yacht has a black helicopter on top of it.

THE FLIBS LINEUP

Are you a Trinity, Benetti, or Feadship enthusiast?  How about Abeking & Rasmussen?  FLIBS 2009 cites a record number of luxury yacht charter superyachts attending.  FLIBS stands for Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show.

Andrew Doole of Show Management reports that this year’s FLIBS Golden Anniversary attracts an amazing 149 superyachts over 30m to be displayed.  Thousands of people attend the show, and the internet buzzes with uploaded photos of one gorgeous yacht after another.

WHAT IS A SUPERYACHT?

The standard definition of a superyacht is a luxury yacht over 24 meters long.  The FLIBS show attendance increases from 149 to 209 yachts to celebrate the anniversary.

 

WHICH SPECIFIC YACHTS WILL ATTEND THE SHOW?

Among many others, the list is headed by Feadship’s mighty 65m TRIDENT.  Another is the 62m FORTUNATO.  Finally, Trinity’s 54m KATHERINE and Heesen’s 50m MAN OF STEEL are also in attendance.

 

FLIBS SHOWTIMES

There is a Prime Time preview on Thursday, October 29th from 10 am EST to 7 pm EST, 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 5 pm EST on Monday, November 2nd, with all superyachts bidding farewell with the blowing of their horns.  It reverberates in the air!  

 

ATTEND FLIBS WITH THE SUPERYACHT EXPERTS

Your 1-800 Yacht Charters 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. Contact us at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

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BOAT SHOWS

There are over 25 annual shows for superyacht vessels around the world.  One show is the biggest and best.  It is the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS).  

Aerial photograph of the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show.  Thousands of yachts at docks.

EXHIBITORS AT THE BOAT SHOW

The list of exhibitors at the boat show is typically VIP’s of the superyacht industry. Trinity, Feadship, Lurssen, and Benetti yacht charter enthusiasts are in awe at the sheer number of yachts gathered in one location.

This show affords us an opportunity to educate our luxury yacht charter customers,” states 1-800 Yacht Charters 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 are here, for example, 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.

 

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

To visit 1-800 Yacht Charters’ fleet of superyachts, visit https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

We are at your service!

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MINE GAMES Yacht for Sale Price Cut

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MINE GAMES.  Photograph of the yacht underway. Headed toward left side of screen.  Waves lapping at the side of the yacht.

 

MINE GAMES DETAIL

She represents one of the major challenges in yacht design, for instance, creating a look that is distinctive but not outlandish. Trinity yacht MINE GAMES, a trideck superyacht, has just the right balance. Her deck house side windows nest in elongated ovals to create a sleeker superstructure.  Her prominent bow and raised bulwarks make her look much larger.

THE NEWS

At last news of a $1.5 million price reduction for the 49.9m superyacht.  St. Martin yacht charter enthusiasts need not worry – MINE GAMES remains available for luxury yacht charter.  She is available in both the Bahamas and the Virgin and Leeward islands of the Caribbean.

 

HER BACKGROUND

MINE GAMES is a 2007 build – conforming to ABS class and MCA compliance.  She accommodates up to 12 guests.  Her accommodations include a master, three doubles, and a twin.  Her twin includes a Pullman berth.  The yacht cruises at a swift 18 knots. 

 

EXTERIOR AND TOYS

Mine Games is helicopter-capable, and she has a very large swim platform/beach deck. To sweeten the deal, a Triton two-person submarine (a favorite toy for yacht charter guests) is included in the new asking price of $31.45 million.

COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENT

Jana Sheeder, President and Co-owner of 1-800 Yacht Charters and SailAway Yacht Charter Consultants says of the yacht,

“MINE GAMES has always been a favorite in the yacht charter marketplace.  Her submarine, in particular, has made her a standout, and it has been a huge draw for people interested in a new experience during their vacations. Unique toy + gorgeous yacht = winning combination.”

 

HOW TO BOOK OR BUY A YACHT

In conclusion, we welcome your yacht charter or yacht purchase inquiries at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/.   We have yacht owner expertise and charter experience as well at 1-800 Yacht Charters.  Delivering the Superyacht Experience Since 1976.

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Nautical phrases – yachtspeak – for charter guests

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NAUTICAL TERMINOLOGY

Taking a vacation by automobile doesn’t require any particular vocabulary skills.  However, when you go on a private yacht charter, it is sometimes nice to know some of the terminology used when onboard.

SAMPLE NAUTICAL TERMS

  • 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, sometimes referred to as a multihull, 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 the boat
  • CLEAT – A fitting to which lines are tied.  They are usually in somewhat of a “figure 8 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

nautical terms - photograph of fenders, protection, hanging on the side of yachts that protects the boats from hitting against each other

 

 

  • 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 – Also known as “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 (also known as “running”)
  • WAKE – Moving waves, track, or path that a boat leaves behind it, when moving across the water
  • YACHT – A boat used for pleasure

These are just a few of the many nautical phrases used by yachties.

PRACTICE NAUTICAL PHRASES WITH US

To book your private luxury yacht charter vacation (and practice your “yachtspeak”), contact 1-800-YACHTCHARTERS by phone via 1-800-YACHTCHARTERS or 305-253-7245, by email via info@1800yachtcharters.com, via twitter @yacht_charters (follow us!), or finally, contact us via our online form at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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ODYSSEY Relocates for Western Med Events

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Odyssey.  Aerial photograph of motoryacht, Odyssey, underway.  She has a dark blue hull and a white superstructure. She is heading toward the lower right hand side of the screen.

The owner of mega yacht ODYSSEY has relocated this Mediterranean yacht charter vessel to attend events in Monaco and the South of France.

At last, MIPIM yacht and Monaco Grand Prix yacht charter enthusiasts have another superyacht for their 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.

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Popular Bareboat Marinas Struggle

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marina foreclosures are the reference here. Drawing of a For Sale sign. It is white with red outlines around letters. On the top of the sign is the word, foreclosure.

BAREBOAT MOORING FORECLOSURES

Bareboat charter enthusiasts understand that two Florida docks are the latest to fall victim to tough economic times.

THE FLAGSHIP MARINA – SEBASTIAN, FLORIDA

This is a popular overnight anchorage for bareboat sailors.  It foreclosed in what is one of the largest commercial foreclosure amounts in the city this year.  This report comes from a local report by TCPalm.

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

 

THE HIDEAWAY MARINA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

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 in the Pompano beach area – don’t panic.  This mooring is operating, and the bankruptcy petition states the business has been in the hands of a receiver since June.

 

HOW TO BOOK A BAREBOAT CHARTER

To book your bareboat power or sailing charter, contact 2-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Superyacht Sales in September 2009

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Aerial photograph of superyacht BOADICEA.  She has a grey hull and a white superstructure. She is underway and is headed toward upper right corner of the photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SELLING NEWS IN THE YACHTING INDUSTRY

Megayacht charter customers take heart – the luxury yacht industry is alive and well.  Superyacht sales soar in September 2009.  Without active purchases and sales of yachts, there is no viable luxury sailing charter or megayacht rental industry.  All sales bode well for the future.

 

YACHT SALES BREAK RECORDS

September saw a number of 2009 brokerage sales records broken.  In conclusion, 24 superyachts sell at asking prices totaling nearly 374 million EUROS. This is well above the combined total of July and August of 340 million EUROS.  January to the end of April add to the number of superyachts with new owners – all to the tune of 372 million EUROS.

 

ACTUAL YACHT SALES

A few sample yachts finding new owners include:

  • 59.4m Lurssen OASIS
  • 70.5m Amels BOADICEA
  • 56m Benetti ALLEGRO,
  • 64.5m Amels SHANTI

YACHT MANAGER COMMENT

Charlie Birkett, a yachting employee, 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.

 

Basically, what his quote expresses is that the season starts slowly due to the economy, and as sales pick up, optimism grows.

WHO TO CALL TO CHARTER OR BUY A YACHT?

Contact the professionals at SailAway Yacht Charter Consultants at 1-800-YACHTCHARTERS or email info@1800yachtcharters.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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Trinity Yacht Bacarella photograph. Picture taken at the waterline as the yacht is at anchor. She is facing the right side of the picture frame.

TRINITY YACHTS AT FLIBS

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

Perini Navi, Benetti, and Feadship enthusiasts appear at the show, and above all, the record number of Trinity luxury yacht charter superyachts attend the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) is amazing.

SHOW MANAGEMENT COMMENTS

Trinity fans smile.

Andrew Doole of Show Management reports this years Golden Anniversary of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) attracted an amazing 149 superyachts over 30 meter on display. 

 

YACHTS IN ATTENDANCE

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

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

The aforementioned Trinity superyachts are only a sampling at the show.  However, there are megayachts on display for all desires.  As a result, all yacht charter fans rejoice.

WHAT TIME IS THE SHOW? 

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

 

1-800 YACHT CHARTERS IS HAPPY TO ESCORT YOU

Your 1-800 Yacht Charters representatives will be on hand to offer personal inspections .  We will also discuss custom itineraries for upcoming Thanksgiving and year-end holidays.  We are standing by ready to assist you.  Simply contact us at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ to plan your show attendance.

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