Crewed catamaran charters are a wonderful vacation for active and adventurous travelers.
Most catamarans feature a large assortment of water toys; including sea kayaks, towable tubes, snorkel gear, fishing gear, towable bananas, hamster balls (clear ball for walking on water), trampolines (that sit on the water), SeaDoos, paddleboards, and skurfers, to name a few. They also feature beach games, where you can enjoy picnics on the beach and have fun playing games on the sand.
Many catamarans also offer SCUBA for certified divers, and if guests aren’t certified but want to try it, they can take a resort course from the yacht, as well!
Bahamas yacht charters on catamarans are often frequented by swimming pigs that live on the southernmost beach of Big Major Cay, affectionately called "Pig Beach." The pigs swim out to the boats, and you can also swim with the friendly porkers!
To book your active sailing charter and swim with the Bahamian pigs on a crewed catamaran, contact SailAway here.
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When it comes to a keen sense for talent, creativity and style, few can argue with Simon Cowell’s success. The television and music industry mogul has helped launch the careers of dozens of entertainers, while his brutal honesty has made him a household name in America.
Amazingly, his sense of style and panache extends far beyond the entertainment industry, into the realm of the world’s newest and largest luxury yachts, as witnessed by Cowell’s own show-winning vessel, motor yacht SLIPSTREAM.
We first introduced you to American Idol Simon Cowell motor yacht SLIPSTREAM at the 2009 Genoa yacht show. Built by France’s CMN Shipyard, their largest yacht to date, Simon Cowell’s yacht SLIPSTREAM is one of the chicest crafts on the water.
Cowell’s yacht décor is a super-stylish mélange of modern and nautical, taking full advantage of the yacht’s panoramic windows. The vessel’s interiors are finished in a neo-Art Deco style combining dark ebony joinery and red leather paneling. The sun-deck is fitted with a spa, sun-pads, bar with BBQ, and al fresco dining area, and the yacht comes equipped with a cutting-edge home entertainment system including video on demand and a satellite communications center.
Like her owner, most often seen wearing a crisp, black T-shirt, the yacht presents a dramatic appearance with her gleaming black hull.
With room to accommodate up to 14 Guests, and 200 square meters of outdoor decks, expect to see this vessel hosting fellow entertainers and celebrities at events like the upcoming Cannes Film Festival 2011 and the Monaco Grand Prix.
Cowell and his U.K.-based production company, SYCO, produces the BAFTA Award-winning show, The X Factor, which has topped the charts in England. He also produces and judges Britain’s Got Talent. Of course, here in the states he is best known for starring in American Idol for 9 seasons, and for serving as executive-producer of America’s Got Talent.
In a strange twist, the man who professionally judges style and talent saw his beloved superyacht placed before a jury of judges. In October 2010, Cowell’s yacht won the prestigious ShowBoats Design Award for Best Exterior Design & Styling.
Prices onboard Simon Cowell’s yacht SLIPSTREAM begin at 315,000 Euros per week. To reserve prime yacht charter season dates in 2011, please click https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ and contact us now.
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Often overlooked by travelers considering a Caribbean yacht charter, Antigua is nothing short of a boater’s tropical paradise. Its south and west coasts are cruising treasures, and the island has more scenic and sheltered anchorages than most Caribbean destinations.
Once you have anchored or docked in the marina, Nelson’s Dockyard, is well worth a stroll. It looks much as it did centuries ago, with working capstans and lovingly restored buildings. Restaurants, hotels, boutiques and a museum keep the area lively.
Click here to rent a private yacht in Antigua or anywhere else in the Caribbean.
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Presenting APACHE II. She is another Mediterranean yacht charter vessel to reposition in Cannes, France, to attend the Cannes Film Festival 2011.
Baglietto yacht APACHE II is luxurious comfort and speed. She proves the extensive technical experience of the yard. The yacht hull and superstructure are whisper gray colored, and it is dynamic and looks futuristic.
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Click https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ to book a special event yacht charter. Yachts are available for MIPIM, MIPCOM, Festival du Film Publictaire, and other special events in Europe.
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Each week or so, we take a look at one or two of the finalists for the 2011 World Superyacht Awards. Many of the newest and largest yachts available for crewed yacht charter have been nominated.
This six-deck yacht boasts more volume than most other 63-meter luxury yacht charter vessels currently on the water. Motor yacht BATON ROUGE was built by Icon Yachts, and features the exterior styling of Tim Heywood, with interiors by Redman Whiteley Dixon.
Fully-stabilized and optimized in every respect for luxury living afloat, her extensive interior guest areas include multiple lounges and a choice of dining options, which cohesively encompass both townhouse elegance and beach house chic to suit one’s mood.
The yacht offers accommodation for 12 guests in 7 large cabins. The master is situated on the main deck, while two VIP cabins are on the upper deck. Two doubles and two convertible doubles/twins are found on the lower deck of yacht Baton Rouge.
The interior offers beautiful woods, leathers, marbles, and nickel and bronze details, as well as handcrafted furniture and original artwork. The vessel’s contemporary interior is considered both serene and stylish.
The exterior deck areas are nothing short of expansive, and they serve as great outdoor spaces for lounging and dining. There’s an ondeck hot tub on Baton Rouge, and a dedicated sundeck which converts to a party deck, as well as a beach club lounge at sea level.
State-of-the-art entertainment and communications systems exist throughout the yacht. For physical fitness buffs, there is a gym and a very comprehensive inventory of water toys and tenders.
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For those who want to charter a boat to Turkey for a special holiday, BUNTY (formerly, Red Anchor, Claudia of MC) is just the boat for you. She is currently available as part of the famous Benetti Yacht Charter luxury fleet in the Mediterranean. This luxury motor yacht is 37 meters (121 feet 4 inches) and exudes elegance and timeless beauty. BUNTY has a tastefully-designed interior with a very modern look and feel, and she offers spacious areas on the exterior deck where you can sunbathe and be entertained while cruising in the high seas.
Water sports enthusiasts will have plenty to do aboard BUNTY, as she carries a wide selection of water toys available onboard.
To book your private luxury yacht charter vacation aboard Benetti motoryacht, BUNTY (ex-RED ANCHOR and CLAUDIA OF MC) or any other super yacht in the luxury yacht charter fleet, click here at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/.
Ahh…Spring – that uplifting, transitional season between winter and summer. In the midst of record cold weather here in the United States, it’s easy to daydream about "springtime" and her promise of rebirth and renewal.
Like the Swallows that return faithfully to roost at San Juan Capistrano’s Mission, the Glitterati, and the paparazzo who follow them, descend upon the Côte d’Azur to renew a decades-long love affair with fine films and famous actors.
Playing host to the many celebrities and VIP’s who make their way to the South of France for this special event are some of the world’s newest and largest yachts. Here, where privacy from tourists and onlookers is hard to come by, luxurious superyachts offer discreet accommodations and a secure venue for parties and business meetings.
The 2011 Cannes Film Festival takes place May 11 to 22. Billed as a celebration of cinema, film producers and actors from around the world come to Cannes, France to screen their latest projects and look for buyers and investors.
Demand to rent a private yacht for a Cannes Film Festival 2011 yacht charter is brisk, as the main exhibition hall is directly adjacent to a large marina.
Here, on the deck of a superyacht, film studios can host lavish parties where movie stars and producers can mingle. For more discreet meetings, movie executives and investors can meet in the comfort of a yacht’s sky lounge to negotiate film projects.
Among the yacht’s available for the festival is the 54-meter motor yacht MARAYA, with accommodations for 12 guests and deck space for a cocktail party of 150 patrons. Weekly rentals begin at 300,000 EUROS.
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As every real estate agent knows – if you can’t get prospective buyers to “love” the exterior of a house, your probably won’t convince them to take a look inside. That initial “wow” factor, known as “Curb Appeal” is critical in enticing buyers to explore, and appreciate, the entire property, inside and out.
Øino (sometimes written as Espen Oeino) has created some of the modern legends in the charter marketplace, including Lürssen yacht charter vessels 78m yacht TV (ex-MadSummer), 70m yacht MARTHA ANN, and 60m yacht SOLEMATES.
The prolific designer began his career at the Martin Francis Design Studio, where he became project manager of the legendary Eco project, now known as the iconic ENIGMA.
In 1994, after eight years working as a consulting engineer and naval architect for Martin Francis, Espen set up his own design company: Espen Øino International (EOI). The Monaco-based studio is today one of the leading designers of large custom yachts.
Espen and his team of naval architects have a client base stretching from Asia and the Far East to the USA and Central America. Recent projects to splash down are Viareggio Superyachts vessels 62m yacht CANDYSCAPE II and 62m yacht RoMa.
Current projects from the man described as “creator of some of the world’s most famous and outstanding yachts” include several high-profile Lürssen vessels, as well as two very large yachts under construction at the Fincantieri Yard in La Spezia, Italy.
Mediterranean yacht charter fans may not know Espen’s name, but chances are the yacht that first caught their eye for its elegant lines was designed by this industry icon.
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Destinations of yacht charters is a popular and often requested topic.
Our professionals at 1-800 Yacht Charters reviewed 2010’s “hot spots” and checked with various mega yacht owners with yachts in transit to enticing locations around the globe.
The team compiled a list of the top 4 desirable yacht charter destinations for 2011 and the ultimate yachts to rent for the experience. Yesterday, we shared 2 of the 4 top destinations for 2011 with our readers:
1. The Indian Ocean, onboard motor yacht CLOUD 9.
2. Australia and New Zealand, onboard super yacht GALAXY.
Today, we present the other two hot spots for the new year!
3. It’s Better in the Bahamas, on BIG ZIP.
Don’t have time to travel half around the world for a luxury mega yacht charter? No worries! The Bahamas offers pristine water and uncrowded beaches, and they are located just an hour away from South Florida.
There are over 700 islands in the Bahamas. Trinity yacht BIG ZIP is the ideal platform for a week of discovery and exploration there. The vessel features 5 staterooms for a perfect superyacht experience in exclusive surroundings. The yacht’s interior was designed by Evan Marshall. The yacht’s watertoys include a 32 foot Intrepid towed tender, a 21 foot Novurania RIB tender, a 3-person waverunner, and snorkel gear and towable toys. Pricing begins at $190,000 per week.
4. Do the Dalmatian Coast on KOKOMO.
The 789-mile coast of Croatia is indented with countless coves and inlets, creating one of the finest places to sail on earth. The most famous cruising grounds are in the Dalmatian Islands, which stretch from Dubrovnik northwest to Zadar. Sail boat charters can unveil the charming anchorages, ancient villages, and translucent waters of the islands.
The sail yacht KOKOMO will spend the summer cruising the coast of Croatia. This sailboat is sleek and elegant, with superlative sailing characteristics without compromise for comfort. Flexible accommodation arrangements allow for up to 12 guests in five staterooms, all with ensuite bathrooms. Her prices begin at € 230,000 per week.
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