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Monthly Archives: November 2011

130 Foot Luxury Yacht Charter Vessel Offers Bahamas Special

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Profile photograph of Westport brand yacht, Mary Alice II. She is a solid white motoryacht. She is facing the right side of the photo.

Bahamas Yacht Charter Boat – Mary Alice II

MARY ALICE II SPECIAL

The owner of the 130′ Westport motor yacht MARY ALICE II has announced a special rate. This is for Bahama yacht charters this winter!

The special is offered for now through April 30. Book a regular 7-night charter for $100,000 per week ($120,000 per week for 2011 year-end holidays).  Motor yacht MARY ALICE II welcomes you!  Receive an additional 3 nights for free!

 

 

ADDITIONAL SAVINGS

As if that weren’t generous enough!  There is an addition to the special rate of 10 nights for price of 7.   Her owner will waive all delivery fees to move the yacht from South Florida to the Bahamas. This is a savings of approximately $4000.

ALSO!  The yacht has hard-to-come-by dockage at the famous Atlantis resort and marina in Nassau (Paradise Island), for the year-end holidays!!

Photograph of motoryacht Checkmate heading towards Atlantis in the Bahamas. The yacht is on the right side of the photo. All that you see is the black hull of the yacht and white superstructure. The yacht is facing approximately 11 o'clock in the photo, if the photo were the face of a clock. Atlantis, the resort, is at the top left corner of the photograph.

Atlantis, Bahamas – Superyacht Checkmate

 

INTERIOR FEATURES AND ACCOMMODATIONS

The immaculately-kept 130′ Westport yacht MARY ALICE II boasts brand new interior soft goods and AV equipment.  She accommodates 10/12 guests in 5 staterooms and will allow 2 more children to sleep on air mattresses in sky lounge.

 

CABINS

Her ondeck Master suite has opening windows for fresh air, and blackout blinds for total privacy. Four guest cabins are located belowdeck and feature King beds, two of which can convert to twins.

 

 

SKYLOUNGE AND WATERTOYS

Other amenities include a skylounge with satellite TV and an 8-person hydrotherapy hot tub.  Active guest will enjoy two waverunners, kayaks, underwater Seabobs, and a high performance 34′ Regulator-brand towed tender.

 

 

CREW

Captain Kelly Esser and his crew of 5 look forward to treating their guests to the time of their lives in the Bahamas or Florida!

CHARTER A YACHT IN THE CARIBBEAN

For further information about chartering in the Bahamas, contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters destination specialists at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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28m Yacht Whirlwind Offers Sailing in Caribbean

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Aerial photograph of sailboat WHIRLWIND in the Caribbean. The yacht has a dark blue hull with white superstructure. Her sails are full and solid white.

Whirlwind sailboat in the Caribbean


The 28 meter sailing yacht WHIRLWIND has joined the growing list of sailboats heading to the Caribbean for the winter and spring seasons, and is offering reduced rates to entice vacationers. 

 

Currently accepting reservations for Christmas and New Years, sailing yacht WHIRLWIND

is the ultimate Virgin Islands yacht charter sailboat for family of 6 to 8, with generous accommodations available in 3 guest staterooms. 

The sailing yacht offers three double cabins, two with a Pullman berth (thus the yacht can accommodate 6 adults + max 2 kids). One double cabin is located forward port side, and two identical cabins are positioned aft at either side of upper saloon stairway. Each cabin is equipped with its own en-suite bathroom and shower.

Onboard amenities include a Crestroncontrolled multi-media entertainment system, a PlayStation game station for the kids, and iPod docking stations throughout the yacht.

Launched in 1988 by the fabled Holland Jachtbouw shipyard, the yacht features the classic styling of interior designer Andrew Winch who oversaw a major interior refit this year (2011).

The yacht is available for the year-end holidays at a rate of  € 32,760 per week.  At the conclusion of the holidays, special winter and spring rates will take effect, with the price dropping to € 19,950 per week (regular winter/spring rate is € 26,600 per week). All rates are plus expenses.

For availability and further details, please contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters reservations department at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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30 Meter Luxury Sailing Charter Vessel Slashes Rates

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Photograph of the back of sailing yacht NOSTROMO during a sailing race. She has a white sail and a shiny blue hull, and there are multiple sailors on deck who are helping race the boat. There is a large wave behind her, indicating fast speed

Looking forward to a strong Mediterranean yacht charter season, the 30 meter sail yacht NOSTROMO cruises into 2012 with highly-competitive, reduced rental rates.

Beginning with the upcoming summer high season (July and August), rates have been slashed by 23% – from €45,000 per week to an attractive €35,000 per week. Rates are plus expenses.

 

Launched in 2009, the sleek, modern sloop was designed by Dubois Yachts and built by British superyacht builder Pendennis.  Since her arrival on the charter scene, Dubois sail yacht NOSTROMO quickly became a popular sailing yacht in France and Italy before crossing the Atlantic for service as a Caribbean yacht charter vessel. 

Photograph of the cockpit of sailboat NOSTROMO. Photo taken from the back of the yacht. Photo shows two sailboat ship's wheels in the foreground, with cockpit dining table in the background, covered by white awning. The table is set for dining.

 

Pendennis yacht NOSTROMO boasts a beautiful interior, designed by Redman Whitely Dixon.  There are four cabins that can be converted to offer 3 modern double cabins and 1 single cabin with a bath.

Available in the Eastern Mediterranean, her experienced crew is keen to charter.  With attractive new rates, expect prime summer dates to be booked quickly. 

Similar yachts available this summer in the Eastern Mediterranean include  the 43 meter sail yacht  CLEAR EYES, 38 meter gulet yacht ESMA SULTAN, 34 meter sail yacht ANNAGINE, and the 32 meter crewed catamaran charters superstar sail yacht IPHARRA.

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For further information or to plan the superyacht experience, contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters mediterranean destination specialists at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ 

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46-meter Feadship Joins Growing Yacht Charter Fleet in the Maldives

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Photograph of motoryacht JANA, from the waterline, up to the bow. She is solid white. She is at anchor. She is facing the right side of the photo.

JANA – Feadship motoryacht

MOTORYACHT JANA

After this weekend’s 2011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Feadship motor yacht JANA will hoist her anchor and reposition for the winter season in the Maldives. 

 

AVAILABLE FOR CHRISTMAS CHARTER

Expected to arrive in mid December, the classic 46-meter Feadship yacht charter vessel is currently available for a Christmas reservation. 

 

YACHT CHARTER – DESTINATION MALDIVES

Motoryacht JANA will remain in the Maldives through mid April and joins a growing list of yachts for hire in this Indian Ocean paradise. 

 

OTHER YACHTS FOR CHARTER IN MALDIVES

Other megayachts committed to the winter season in the Maldives include the 64 meter Benetti motoryacht SILVER ANGEL, sail yacht PERLA DEL MARE, the 60 meter motor yacht ARKLEY, and the 150 foot motoryacht MOECCA.

 

JANA AT FORMULA 1 RACE

Serving as a privately-chartered spectator yacht at this year’s Formula 1 race in Abu Dhabi, Feadship yacht JANA will complete one more charter in Abu Dhabi in November before embarking for the Indian Ocean. 

 

 

JANA SHEEDER COMMENTS

The prospect of offering alternative destinations for winter charters is exciting for JANA Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters.  “Our team is committed to expanding the destination options available to our clients,” says Sheeder.  “A winter holiday in the warm waters of the Maldives is an excellent alternative to the traditional Caribbean yacht charter vacation.” 

 

 

THE MALDIVES

The Maldives offer visitors the chance to enjoy crystal clear water and sugar white, sandy beaches.   Located in the Indian Ocean,  the Republic of Maldives is an island nation formed by a double-wrapped chain of twenty-six (26) atolls. The winter water temperature is amazingly warm, about 31 degrees celsius (87 degrees fahrenheit), and the opportunities for snorkeling and watersports seem endless. There are hundreds of reefs, many in the shallow waters of enclosed lagoons.

We hope to add even more megayachts to the growing list available this winter in the Maldives.

BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

For more information about yacht charters in the Maldives, contact us at 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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54 meter Caribbean Yacht Charter Vessel Reduces Winter Rates

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Photograph of superyacht SEQUEL P underway. Hull is dark. Superstructure is white. Motoryacht headed to the lower right side of the picture.

Sequel P Proteksan Turquoise yacht charter

The beautiful 54 meter motor yacht SEQUEL P has announced reduced winter rates in the Caribbean.

To encourage last-minute holiday bookings, Proteksan yacht SEQUEL P has dropped her Christmas and New Year’s Eve premium rates from $378,000 per week to $350,000 per week – a savings of 8%.

For non-holiday periods, charterers can enjoy a Virgin Islands yacht charter for $322,000 per week and pocket savings of $28,000 off the regular rate of $350,000 per week.

 

Launched in Turkey in June, 2009, mega yacht SEQUEL P was designed by London-based H2 designers, and built by Proteksan Turquoise Yachts Inc specifically for use in the luxury yacht charter industry.

 

The newest yacht to hit the Caribbean (and the mediterranean in summer), the vessel offers a fascinating interior with areas furnished in sycamore and macore woods, and a generous exterior deck space.

Up to 12 guests are accommodated in 6 staterooms:  a master suite on the main deck, and 2 double, 2 twin (each with Pullman) and 1 convertible VIP cabin on the lower deck.  The VIP cabin can also be converted into a massage studio or office.

 

Special features include zero speed stabilizers, which reduce motion when the yacht is at anchor, amazing deck spaces, and well-planned entertainment areas.  For active guests, there is a full gymnasium, and a large inventory of aqua toys. To ease sore muscles after a day of activity there is a large ondeck Jacuzzi tub, as well as the services on a licensed masseuse.

Similar yachts available this winter in the Caribbean include the 2011 53-meter motor yacht SPIRIT,  the 2009 50-meter motor yacht WHEELS, and the 2010 55-meter HARBOUR ISLAND.

To book a holiday escape in the Caribbean or Bahamas, contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters destination experts at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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62 foot Luxury Yacht Charter Sailboat Offers Free Tix to Blues Festival

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Bequia Music Fest logo, sponsored by Mount Gay Rum

 

 

CHARTER A YACHT TO CELEBRATE THE BLUES

A Caribbean yacht charter vacation is a great way to kick the blues.  Now, a popular sailing charter yacht wants to help you sing the blues!

 

SAILBOAT MAKAYABELLA

Book sail yacht MAKAYABELLA during the Bequia Mount Gay Music Festival (January 26th – 29th, 2012).  The yacht’s crew, John and Sue, provide the guests with multiple items. For instance, complimentary tickets to BOTH the Friday and Saturday night performances.

 

BEQUIA MOUNT GAY MUSIC FESTIVAL

Outstanding performances by local, regional and international artists has made this music festival one of the “must see” fixtures on the Caribbean season’s calendar.  The event kicks off with Dana Gillespie and her London Blues Band’s performance on Friday night and lasts for four days.  The festival has received rave reviews since its inception and precedes the 14-day Mustique Blues Festival.

 

MAIN STAGE – DE REEF

The main venue and stage is located at De Reef, right on the beach in Lower Bay, Bequia, with the big performances on Friday and Saturday night – followed by lazy Sunday afternoon “limin’” music to close out the weekend.

Profile photograph of sailboat, Makayabella, underway. There is a wake underneath the sailboat. The sails are full. The boat is heading toward the right side of the photograph.

Sailing yacht, Makayabella



SAILBOAT ACCOMMODATIONS

The cozy sailboat MAKAYABELLA can accommodate 6 guests in 4 cabins.  The Master cabin has a double bed, shower and toilet. 2 Guest cabins have a twin bed, shower and toilet.  A Guest cabin has a double bed, shower and toilet. All cabins are ensuite.  On warm evenings, the yacht offers air conditioning in the saloon.

 

Photograph of John and Sue, the crew of sailboat, Makayabella. They are sitting in the living room on a sailboat. The walls are white and full of books and pictures with brown picture frames. They are both wearing dark blue polo shirts with sailboat logos on the left chests. They are wearing white shorts.

John and Sue of sailboat MAKAYABELLA

 

SAILBOAT CREW

John and Sue have taken guests to this event for the last few years and they report everyone has a great time.

“We feel it’s a great event,” says John, and very much worth promoting as a focal point of a charter here in the Grenadines.”

 

FREE GIFT WITH CHARTER

If you’re a music lover and looking for a unique charter experience, plan a yachting holiday onboard sail yacht MAKAYABELLA around the festival’s dates, and John and Sue will throw in the tickets – free of charge.

 

BOOK A SAILBOAT CHARTER FOR THE MUSIC FESTIVAL

To book a special event yachting vacation, contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters destination team at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Catamaran Offers Thanksgiving Caribbean Yacht Charter Special

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Photograph of catamaran sailboat DREAMING ON at anchor. She is facing the right side of the screen. Her sails are down.

Catamaran sailboat DREAMING ON

CATAMARAN CHARTER ON THANKSGIVING

On the heels of a glowing post-charter review  by recent guests, sailing yacht catamaran DREAMING ON has announced a Thanksgiving crewed catamaran charters special.

 

Photograph of Iza and Geoff, the crew of catamaran Dreaming On.

Iza and Geoff of Catamaran Dreaming On

 

The recipient of many favorable cruise-in-review client letters, crewmembers Iza and Geoff are asking,

“Why have turkey at home when you can have LOBSTER in paradise for Thanksgiving?”

 

AWARD-WINNING CREW

Iza and Geoff and their 47’ Leopard catamaran DREAMING ON, awarded runner up at last week’s BVI Boat Show as “Best Catamaran under 50 feet,” are offering two specials for the Thanksgiving holidays:

Any 3 or 4 night charter with no surcharge

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7 nights for the price of 6
…and guests may opt for Lobster on Thanksgiving or traditional turkey ~

Launched in 2003 and immaculately maintained, crewed catamaran sailing yacht DREAMING ON  is one of the most popular vessels offering crewed charters.  This Virgin Islands yacht charter vessel offers accommodations for 6 guests in 3 cabins, each with ensuite bathrooms.

The yacht’s watertoy inventory includes towable toys such as a wakeboard, kneeboard, and a ski-tube, along with fishing and snorkel gear.

Doing her part for the yachting industry’s ongoing GREEN initiative, the catamaran is equipped with wind scoops to limit the need for air-conditioning.  Solar panels have also been installed to provide clean electricity. The crew also purchases earth-friendly paper products, biodegradable cleaning products, and local organic produce when available.

When not on charter, Geoff and Iza are often seen helping with reef and beach clean-up projects.

Available for Caribbean yacht charters, the yacht is based in the British Virgin Islands. Her published rate is $11,000 per week for 2 guests, $12,250 per week for 4 guests, and $13,250 per week for 6 passengers. Rates are inclusive of meals and the ship’s bar.

Similar sailing catamaran yachts available in the Caribbean include the 62′
catamaran sail yacht AVALON ($26,000 per week, all inclusive), the 56′ catamaran sail yacht BACCHUS (€ 20,000 per week, all inclusive), and the 65′ sail catamaran WORLD’S END (€23,400 per week, plus expenses).

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER


To arrange a last-minute holiday yachting vacation, contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters destination professionals at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ today. 

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Child Friendly – Two Luxury Sailing Charter Yachts Focus on Families

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Photograph of a family in the ondeck hot tub of a yacht. The mom is sitting on the edge, and the little girl is standing in the hot tub and splashing her. The little boy is sitting in the water, and the dad is in the jacuzzi and laughing at the antics of the family

With the global economy in disarray, planning an affordable family vacation is a real challenge.  Fortunately, two yachts have just made sail boat charters a great option for a winter or spring break adventure. 

Sail yacht BLUE PASSION and sail catamaran NEXUS have announced special family charter rates.  Subject to certain age restrictions, kids can travel FREE this winter and spring on either of these two Caribbean yacht charter vessels.


S/Y BLUE PASSION:
Photograph of the sailboat, Blue Passion, underway. She has dark blue hull, white superstructure, and white sails. The waves are lapping at the bottom of the sailboat as she cruises along.

The 58-foot sail yacht BLUE PASSION was built in 2010.  She features 4 double cabins with an option for one aft cabin to convert to a twin cabin. All cabins are ensuite with separate showers and electric toilets.  Her saloon is incredibly spacious and able to seat 12 people comfortably. On deck she offers a double sized sunbathing mattress to relax on. In her huge cockpit 12 people can sit around and enjoy her sailing performance.

On her stern you will find a spacious aft deck perfect for landing fish, preparing to go diving and access for swimming.

All inclusive rates start from $15,500 per week for 2 guests to $17,000 per week for 8 passengers with children 5 and under free through April 30, 2012.

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S/Y NEXUS
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Photograph of  Catamaran Nexus under sail. Her sails are white with dark blue edging. They are full in the photo. Her hull is a light grey with dark blue pin stripe.

Launched in 2009, sail catamaran NEXUS features two king and one queen cabins. The king cabins can convert to twins, and one has an additional single berth. All offer ensuite bathrooms.  The very spacious saloon is ideal for indoor relaxation and entertainment.

The exterior cockpit features drop-down blinds for both privacy and protection for outdoor dining and lounging in all weather conditions.

All inclusive rates start from $15,000 per week for 2 guests to $19,250 per week for 8 passengers.  Children 10 and under are FREE through April 30, 2012.

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Come explore St Thomas
and the U.S and British Virgin islands.  Contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters charter department at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ for a list of  yachts offering discounts and specials.

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Crossing the Pond – the Preferred Superyacht Transport Option

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Aerial photograph of a ship that transports superyachts. It is headed down a canal, and there is a tugboat next to it. There are buildings in the background, as if the ship is pulling in to a city.

Dockwise Yacht Express Superyacht Transport

Earlier this week, the 686-foot (209 meter) Yacht Express, the flagship of Dockwise Yacht Transport’s (DYT) fleet of semi-submersible ships, pulled into Ft. Lauderdale.  Onboard was a record breaking cargo of boats and luxury yacht charter vessels valued collectively at $270,341,000.   The gray and orange-colored super ship took a berth at Port Everglades and began an hours-long de-ballasting process that allowed sea water to flood its dock bay.  By early evening,  19 state-of-the-art luxury yachts safely motored out the back and into the waters of South Florida.

The largest of the vessels to off-load was Trinity motor yacht MI SUENO #skyfall .  The 190’ (57.91 meter) megayacht had loaded on to Yacht Express in Genoa, Italy on October 6. She had just returned from the Monaco Yacht Show and was delivered to South Florida to enter the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

Captain Glynn Smith explained the reason the 190′  Trinity yacht charter vessel is delivered via  transport ship:  “The reason that Mi Sueno is shipped must be credited to the yacht’s owner who really knows how to look after his crew and boat.  The crew needs time off after such a busy Mediterranean yacht charter season, and shipping…gives us that option.”  

Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters, further explains how wear and tear on a yacht during the Atlantic crossing is avoided by using a transport ship. 

“A typical Atlantic crossing can add 400 to 500 hours on a yacht’s engines and generators, not to mention unforeseen incidents that might occur in the middle of the ocean.”

Several of the other yachts on Yacht Express have shipped with DYT multiple times, including the 163’ (49.70 meter) motor yacht CASINO ROYALE, the 160’ (48.78 meter) ODESSA (four times each), the 161’ (49.09 meter) ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM (seven times), and the 132 foot (40.24 meter) motor yacht MISS ROSE.

DYT had a second transport arrive from the Mediterranean this week. The ship Super Servant 4, arrived in Ft. Lauderdale on Friday from Palma de Mallorca, Spain, fully loaded with 24 yachts totaling $190,000,000 in value. Some of the sailboats were offloaded, bound for St. Thomas, USVI, in time for the Caribbean charter season.

For more information about megayachts transported to destinations around the world, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Feadship Superyacht HUNTRESS Entices with Holiday Special

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Photograph of superyacht Huntress underway in deep blue water in front of a large brown mountain

The 55 meter motoryacht HUNTRESS is available for a Caribbean yacht charter in the area of St. Vincent and the Grenadines for a holiday charter, between 15 December and 30 December, 2011.

To entice Feadship yacht charter enthusiasts, she is offering 8 days for the price of 7a savings of nearly $40,000!

With  accommodations for up to 10 guests in 5 comfortable staterooms, Feadship motor yacht HUNTRESS is poised to visit the beautiful multi-island nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.  Charter guests will enjoy a unique combination of fabulous cruising, rainforest eco-adventures, spectacular scuba diving and snorkeling, and classic Caribbean powder-white sand beaches.

Captain Jeff Guymon and crew are keen to welcome you onboard!

The yacht is priced at $275,000/wk plus running expenses.  For further details, contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters destination experts at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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