“I do think it is time for an independent investigation that really allows people to understand what the risk is that they take going through the scanner,” says Stroud.
“If you have a concern about the exposure to x-rays coming from the body scanner, simply opt for the pat down,” says Sheeder. “When you are on your way to enjoy a luxury yacht charter in the islands, the last thing you need is more travel-related stress!”
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The yacht’s own golf pro helps guests select courses and make all arrangements during the 6 night charter, and the package includes 3 complimentary green fees.
In addition to the golf component of the trip, the package also includes airport transfers, all food and beverages (including ship’s bar), and use of the yachts onboard watersports inventory.
Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters and SailAway Yacht Charter Consultants, feels this package will have great appeal to golfers and non-golfers, alike.
“Most golf-oriented vacations focus primarily on the golfer,” says Sheeder. “By adding a golf element to a yachting vacation, the non-golfers can have just as much fun as the golfers. We envision a group of 3 or 4 heading to the links, while others in the charter party go for an afternoon sail, or stop and anchor for a swim.”
Sheeder emphasizes that the location is what makes this package special. “The Balearics are to Spain what the Côte d’Azur is to France. There are numerous cafes, upscale boutiques, and nightclubs, and plenty of small coves where you can anchor and be away from the crowds.”
Golfers can hone their skills on any of 7 courses:
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The 141′ schooner, THIS IS US, is offering a 22% discount for a luxury sailing charter in the Mediterranean.
For a 7-night odyssey, July 4 through 11, 2011, the yacht is reducing its rate from €60,000 per week to €54,000 per week – a huge savings of €16,000!
Sail yacht THIS IS US offers accommodations for up to 8 guests in 4 cabins.
Holland Jachtbouw launched this 141′ schooner in late 2005, as both a high-performance yacht, rigged for regatta racing, as well as a comfortable yacht charter vessel. Built to MCA safety standards, the sailing yacht has an ideal layout for chartering, with an owners’ stateroom, VIP suite, two guest cabins, and generous amounts of deck space. Her lifting keel gives the vessel access to shallow waters – a rarity on megayachts of her size.
For additional photos, crew profiles, and more information regarding availability and any of our super yacht charters, please contact our charter specialists HERE.
What are you planning for your next vacation?
A survey by USA Today found most people rank spending time with friends and family at the top of their wish list, followed by the urge to see new places, and the desire to kick back and relax.
There’s a great vacation option that gives you the chance to do all these things – a crewed luxury mega yacht charter.
Charters offer the exclusivity of yacht ownership, without its costs and responsibility.
There are more yachts available for hire than ever before, and great deals abound – from discounted prices to extra free days.
Take advantage of one of these great destinations and offers:
140′ motor yacht NEVER ENOUGH (12 passengers) – save over $42,000 and enjoy 10 days for the price of 7. Available all spring. $100,000 per week, plus expenses.
147′ motor vessel ARIA (32 passengers) – $10,000 savings on all 2011 charters. Embark on the voyage of a lifetime, sailing the Earth’s mightiest river – the Amazon. Reduced rate is $161,280 per week, plus some expenses.
98′ motor yacht SALU (8 passengers) – Save 21% for charters in May, June, and September 2011. Was €70,000 per week, plus expenses – now €55,000 per week, plus expenses.
SailAway offers discounts on CATAMARANS! Now through June 30, take 5% off ANY crewed catamaran charters. Any boat…any dates.
65′ catamaran WORLDS END (2011 model; 10 passengers) – €23,400 per week, plus expenses.
62′ catamaran IN THE WIND (2011 model; 8 passengers) – $27,000 per week, plus expenses.
50′ catamaran NUTMEG (2008 model; 8 passengers) – $13,000 per week, ALL-INCLUSIVE.
There are MANY more yacht charter specials available at destinations around the globe. Contact your 1-800 Yacht Charters specialists HERE with your desired dates and destination to check for last minute savings. We’ve got you covered!
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We’ve rounded up some affordable last-minute Virgin Islands yacht charter vacations for you and your clan. Rates start at just $161 per night, and include special custom menus, watersports and more!
Crewed catamaran charters offer the hottest vacation options in the islands. Kids love the built-in trampolines and watertoys, while parents like the stable ride and roomy comfort of these ultra-wide yachts. Unlike traditional sailboats that “heel” to the side when under sail, cats stay level and flat when underway.
8 days for 7:
Guests can board the 47-foot yacht on Saturday, April 23rd, in Tortola, BVI at 5 pm. The charter will conclude in Tortola on Sunday, May 1st in the morning. The price includes the Skipper, Hostess/Cook, all meals, beverages and ship’s bar, and an assortment of water toys (e.g. snorkelling equipment, kayak, fishing rods, wake board, etc.).
To book a Spring Break or Easter getaway, contact our destination experts HERE. HURRY! These yachts will book quickly!
Sustainability means avoiding depletion of natural resources to maintain an ecological balance. The push for sustainability in the yacht industry is a result.
A design studio is now building hybrid propulsion green luxury yacht charter super yachts.
Guido de Groot Design and Intec Marine are proposing two revolutionary concepts for propulsion; as a result, they tout increased energy efficiency, lower noise, and CO2 emissions in boats. The Intec Marine hybrid propulsion concept uses electric propulsion; therefore using two generators. An additional smaller engine is used for calm water or at anchor.
Take for example a Monaco Grand Prix yacht, rented to be dockside for the race. The boat then goes out cruising the Côte d’Azur. At cruising speed, one generator creates power for the two propulsion pods. It also powers the interior (cabin lights, televisions, galley, etc.). This results in very low noise levels, estimated at 35 dBA.
The batteries enable the yacht to cruise out of the marina at 6 knots. Simply start the redundant second generator for the yacht to reach maximum speed. The smaller, third generator runs at anchor.
Designers expect a 30% reduction of energy use as compared to a conventional setup. The setup uses three diesel engines continuously running (two for propulsion and one for interior load).
Yachts featuring Intec Marine hybrid propulsion receive the RINA marine green star design certificate for environmental excellence.
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For years, the tourism ads have claimed, "It’s Better in the Bahamas." The crew and owner of Sunreef 62 sail catamaran SPARROW believe it is true and are ready to put their money where their mouth is!
To increase interest in Bahama yacht charters, catamaran SPARROW is offering a $2000 discount off regular rates for any charters in March, 2011 in the Bahamas.
To further sweeten the deal, the team at SailAway is offering an additional $2000 discount for any charters on Sunreef 62 catamaran SPARROW in the Bahamas in March.
This brings the total savings to $4000 – a discount of nearly 18% off of catamaran Sparrow’s regular rate of $23,000 per week!!!
Rates in the Bahamas are all-inclusive except for special requests (wines, champagne, special alcoholic drinks, excessive alcohol consumption), air fares, transfer airport/yacht/airport, dockage fees if any, use of communications onboard, and crew gratuity. Also included is fuel for 4 hours on engine operations.
Just 50 miles from Florida, the Bahamas form an archipelago that extends over 500 miles of the clearest water in the world.
The Bahamas offers some of the most gorgeous and sheltered yachting grounds in the world. Islands and cays interspersed among brilliant white beaches and coves – adventure lies around every corner as you navigate your luxury yacht charter through the Eleuthra, the Abacos, Exuma, Nassau, the Berry Islands, Paradise Island, Grand Bahama, Cat Island, and all of the Bahamian Cays.
Launched in 2010, Sunreef 62 sail catamaranSPARROW offers a unique experience to her guests. Charterers can indulge in the elegance of a yacht while savoring the adventure of sailing. The sailing yacht comfortably accommodates up to 8 adult guests. Privacy onboard is ensured as all 4 staterooms feature their own ensuite bathrooms.
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It has been said a great vacation is all about escaping. For many, that means escaping the confines of their homes and the rigors of their work. For others, it is best achieved by escaping the confines of their clothes.
For vacationers looking for that all-over tan, our yacht charter destination specialists have come up with a the top 2 clothing optional Caribbean destinations, along with 2 fabulous yachts to take you there.
ST. MARTIN – Snow-white beaches and an annual influx of liberal-minded European tourists seems to leave visitors feeling uninhibited in St. Martin. As one recent charter client put it, "Sailing around St. Martin is as close to heaven as you can get without dying! Nudity feels so natural that even first timers have no problem shedding their clothes."
The island’s Orient Beach is one of the most popular and well-attended clothing optional areas in the world. You can even eat in the area’s restaurants totally naked.
Crewed catamaran charters have become a popular way to cruise St. Martin and nearby islands like Anguilla and the Prickly Pear Cays. Lagoon 620 sailing catamaran CROCODILE DADDY (€ 23,000 per week, plus expenses) features exceptional living space below deck for 8 guests, and a roomy flybridge ideal for sunbathing.
With so many islands to explore, motoryachts are the suggested mode of transportation for Bahama yacht charters. The 85′ Pacific Mariner yacht SEAS THE MOMENT ($37,000 per week, plus expenses) features a spacious, well-appointed four stateroom arrangement for a party of 8. Watertoys include a brand new 29′ Sea Hunter towed tender, two brand new waverunners, and plenty of fishing and snorkeling equipment. After a day of recreation, guests can soak sore muscles in the ondeck Jacuzzi tub.
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If you are dreaming of a summer vacation this year, why not rent a private Mediterranean yacht such as the Amevi for a cruise.
Amevi is a very impressive 80m (262.48 ft) luxury motor yacht that is currently available for Mediterranean yacht charters. Built with a steel hull and aluminum superstructure, Amevi also has a very sleek interior design that makes her a sight for sore eyes wherever she docks. Some of her highlights include the state-of-the-art cinema, heated pool, gymnasium, massage room, pool table, and hair salon. Super yacht Amevi can comfortably accommodate up to twelve guests in suites that are nothing short of royal.
To book your private luxury yacht charter vacation, contact SailAway Yacht Charter Consultants HERE.
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