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137 Foot Palmer Johnson Caribbean Yacht Charter Vessel Offers Free Days

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Profile photo of motoryacht SYRENKA.  She is facing the right side of the photo.

SYRENKA superyacht

 

BONUS TIME

Here’s an opportunity to stretch a week-long vacation into a 10 night escape without paying one extra penny.

 

PALMER JOHNSON YACHT

The 137′  Palmer Johnson motor yacht SYRENKA is offering 10 days for the price of 7, from now through the end of April, 2012 in the Caribbean.

 

RATE

The weekly rate is $85,000 plus running expenses.

 

LADY JENN

Launched as motor yacht LADY JENN in 1984, the yacht’s new owner just completed a major refit and the four-deck, 137-foot Palmer Johnson, now named motor yacht SYRENKA looks better than new.

 

INTERIOR

This extremely popular luxury yacht charter vessel is now appointed with a refreshingly comfortable new interior.  For instance, supple leathers, and Ralph Lauren soft furnishings in shades of blue, white, ivory, and brown.

 

ENHANCEMENTS

She has many other enhancements. Additionally, extra-wide passageways, an elevator, and wheelchair accessibility exist on three decks. A wheelchair is also available onboard.

 

DINING SALON

On the main deck, an inviting conversation area leads forward to the dining salon with seating for ten guests at an oval table.

 

SKYLOUNGE

One deck up, the spacious sky lounge serves as the yacht’s central gathering spot. The 50” flat panel TV in the lounge is surrounded by a large, circular settee with seating for 10, with additional seating in the aft ringed by oversized viewing windows.  Sliding glass doors open to the guest deck with shaded settees and another large table for all’aperto (outdoor) dining.

 

TOP DECK

On top level serves as the sun deck, and comprises two large areas, both of which can be shaded by a rollout awning.  One area is fitted with a semicircular settee and table – perfect for cocktails or breakfast. 

 

SEATING AREA

The second seating area offers four lounge chairs, two large wicker chairs, a wet bar, and grill.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

MASTER

The full-beam master suite, located on the main deck, is tastefully appointed in a medley of fine woods and natural fabrics and includes an oversized ensuite bathroom.

DOUBLE CABIN

Adjacent to the master suite is a smaller cabin with a small double bed.

 

VIP AND OTHER STATEROOMS

Four additional ensuite staterooms are located on the lower deck: a VIP suite with queen bed, two additional queen staterooms, and one twin-bedded stateroom.

 

RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT

Ready for fun on your yacht charter?  Additional toys include a 17’ Novurania tender for transporting guests, and a golf cart for shoreside explorations.

 

CHARTER A YACHT AND GET SPECIAL RATE

In conclusion, take advantage of this or many other special offers this winter and spring in the Caribbean.  Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at  https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ for information on yacht charters in the Caribbean.

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2012 in Review: Luxury Yacht Charter Top Three Gadgets

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TOP 3 GADGETS

With many toys and electronic devices that enhance a week’s vacation at sea, we choose 3. 
Our charter professionals take a look back at their favorite gadgets for 2012.

FIRST – Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 ($470)

Photograph of a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 phone on its side. The picture shows a collage of different screens available on the phone. Top left is a clock feature with the time over a lovely pasture setting and blue sky with puffy clouds. The other 3 images are dark action shots, as though videos of action game screens.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

With battery life almost equal to the iPad, and a memory-card slot not found on Apple’s iconic tablet, the 10-inch, 16GB Galaxy Note offers capabilities that no other tablet currently offers.

Second, Nikon Coolpix S800c ($327)

What’s a Caribbean yacht charter vacation without a boatload of photos to share with family and friends?  The 16 megapixel point-and-shoot camera can run Google’s Android operating system and all the apps that go with it, enabling users to edit an image, and quickly post it to Facebook, etc…

 

Third, Samsung Galaxy S III ($280)

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Samsung Galaxy SIII S3

We’ll admit the Apple iPhone 5 has a better camera, and new features place it head and shoulders above previous iPhones.  Still, our choice for the best smartphone in 2012 is the Galaxy S III .   The Android-driven Galaxy has a bigger screen than the iPhone 5 and lots of features you can’t get on Apple ‘s smartphone.  The sensor-based tools are great for social networking.
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2012 Luxury Yacht Charter Top Trend – Wellness Vacations

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Photograph of two calendars showing the year number only. One says 2011, and the other says 2012.  They are white spiral bound, with black font.

2011 to 2012

 

A YEAR MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Last week, we reported on an increase of newly-built superyachts entering the market, in combination with fewer weeks of yachting vacations being sold.

 

INCREASE IN SUPERYACHTS

In the category of yachts from 30 to 50 meters (about 100 to 165 feet), there was a 28 per cent increase in the number of yachts on the charter market in 2010. At the same time, the same market segment saw a reduction of 10.7 per cent in weekly base rates.

 

DECREASE

A decrease in the number of charter weeks sold worldwide (down 9 percent in 2010, from 2009) and increased competition due to a growing number of new yachts, means owners must look for new ways to attract potential customers.

 

MARKETING TREND IN YACHTING

So what is emerging as the newest marketing trend in 2012 to lure new and repeat clients?

WELLNESS VACATIONS…

 

Photo of a massage bed in middle of room with calming photos on the wall

Spa on a superyacht



SPA AND WELLNESS CHARTERS

The largest yachts in the world have accepted the challenge to compete with the world’s best land-based spas. Exercise equipment, once a novelty on yachts and relegated to a small area on deck, has given way to fully-equipped onboard fitness centers and workout rooms. 

 

Photograph of motoryacht LADY S at anchor. She is a big white boat. She is facing the left side of the photo.

Amels yacht, LADY S

LADY S YACHT

NFL Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, for example, recently purchased the Amels motor yacht LADY S.  Spa type upgrades on the 70 meter yacht include a heated Jacuzzi dip pool with swim jets and in-water exercise bar, Summit-brand deck furniture, a Turkish sauna, and full gym with Woodway treadmills, Techno Multi Cross training platform, a Synchro Excite, and stationary bicycle.

Profile photograph of yacht HIGH POWER III underway. Calm sea, waves lapping underneath yacht as it moves. Rock mountain in the back left side of photo.

HIGH POWER III YACHT

The recently-launched 70 meter motor yacht HIGH POWER III provides an entire deck for wellness.  The existence of an true “Spa Deck” shows how unique this Italian-built yacht really is.

A sauna, steam room, and fully-equipped gym are complimented by a private outdoor area with comfortable sunbeds. Adjacent massage and beauty rooms serve as suitable options for total relaxation. Breakfast, light lunches, even barbecues can be enjoyed outside on the spa deck as well, for the outside forward area has been set up with a bar and barbecue.

 

TRENDS IN WELLNESS

Look for 2012 to be the year onboard masseuses and wellness crew members offering aromatherapy, meditation, and yoga classes becoming commonplace on many of the world’s newest yachts.

 

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

Rent private yacht – Ease your mind and body with a wellness vacation.  Contact the 1-800 Yacht Charter specialists at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ today.

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40 Meter Sailboat Keen for Balearic Island Yacht Charters

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PHILANDERER sailing yacht

Sail yacht PHILANDERER  is the largest sailing vessel licensed to legally charter in Spanish waters. She wants bookings in the Spanish Balearic Islands this summer!

Philanderer is currently booked from 28th July to 04th August (Palma/Palma).  The sailboat is offering special rates for reservations secured before 31st May 2012.

  • 51,000 per week for charters in July and August.  (Regular rate is 56,000 per week)

  • 45,000 per week in June and September.  (Regular rate is 49,000 per week)

 

Philanderer comes from Thailand, built by Concorde Yachts.  This sailboat is well-known in the luxury yacht charter market.  She boasts multiple features. For instance, large interior volume, a great layout for entertainment, and 5 guest cabins.  Her onboard amenities include a sauna and a well-furnished gym.

Philanderer completely refit from 2009 through 2011.  She is in bristol condition, from top to bottom.

There are an estimated 300 days of sunshine per year.  The Balearic Islands offer wonderful beaches and rich culture.  They are a preferred holiday destination in Spain. More passengers pass through the Palma de Mallorca airport than any other in Spain.

Her cruising ground is off the eastern side of Spain in the Mediterranean Sea.  It is a beautiful group of islands that is is divided into 2 territories.  The first is Gimnesias.  For instance, Mallorca, Menorca and Cabrera in the North.  Second is Pitiusas. For instance, Ibiza and Formentera in the Southwest.  Numerous coves and protected anchorages make the Balearics an ideal yachting destination. She is especially desirable during warm summer months.  

HOW TO BOOK A SAILBOAT CHARTER

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58 Meter Charter Yacht Makes Deals

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Hoping to fill the remaining gaps in her charter calendar, the owner of the 58 meter Trinity motor yacht MI SUENO will consider all offers for

  • 3 – 14 June
  • 2 – 15 July
  • 15 August on...
Profile photo of motoryacht Mi Sueno with jetski running beside it. The boat is heading to the right side of the screen. There is a hilly tree-covered island behind it.

MI SUENO motoryacht

 

Built in the USA in 2010, the 190 foot yacht MI SUENO offers accommodations for 12 guests in  staterooms. 

Trinity yacht charter enthusiasts will recognize the upscale amenities synonymous with this famed American shipyard. She has many features. For instance,

  • Massive Split-Level Mater Stateroom 
  • Wheelchair Accessible Elevator
  • Zero Speed Stabilizers
  • Jacuzzi and Splash Pool  
  • Two Wine Cellars
  • Raised Aft Deck  
  • Patrick Knowles Interior Design    

RATES

Published summer rates for Mediterranean yacht charters €325,000 per week in July and August and €280,000 per week in June and September. 

HOW TO MAKE A DEAL TO CHARTER A YACHT

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58 Meter Luxury Yacht Charter Vessel Slashes Rates For South Pacific

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Photograph of three young women being shuttled away from a large blue superyacht (background) on a fast speedboat. A handsome, smiling mate wearing white polo shirt and navy baseball cap that matches the yacht colors, is driving the speedboat. There is a wake from the speedboat behind it that extends the width of the large yacht behind it.

 


INCENTIVES OFFERED FOR YACHTING

Need a little incentive to press on with your plans to enjoy a 7 night Tahiti yacht charter?  Perhaps saving over $100,000 off the regular weekly rate of a 191 foot megayacht might do the trick!

 

UNBRIDLED SAVINGS

The 58 meter Trinity yacht charter superyacht UNBRIDLED has just announced a major price reduction to entice luxury travelers to come explore the exotic locale of Tahiti and the islands of the South Pacific.

 

TAHITI, ANYONE?

Currently enroute to Tahiti, motor yacht UNBRIDLED has converted her rates from Euro €329,000 per week to USD $300,000 per week for the months of March and April, 2012. 

 

DISCOUNT OFFERED

The currency conversion equates to a price savings in US Dollars of approximately $132,660 – about a 30% discount.

 

 

YACHT SPECIFICATIONS

Built in 2009 in the USA by Trinity Yachts, the five stateroom vessel offers accommodations for 10 guests, complimented by a crew of 13. 

 

KEY FEATURES

She has multiple key features. For instance, 

• A large inventory of watertoys. For example, waverunners, kayaks, a Hobie Cat sailboat, and waterskis

• Luxurious appointments and comfort.  She has a stunning, richly-detailed interior

• Superb cuisine by Chef Jason Meakin

• An impeccable crew. Yacht co-captains are Richard Grissell and Elmar Blaauw

 

 

WHERE IS SHE HEADED NEXT?

After spending late spring in the south Pacific, Motor yacht UNBRIDLED will continue her world tour.  Premium dates remain available for charters in the Mediterranean in the summer months.

 

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER ON UNBRIDLED

Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/explore-our-yachts/unbridled/book-now/ to reserve prime dates onboard UNBRIDLED.

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60 Meter Yacht Sinks Off Greek Coast

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Double photograph of motoraycht Yogi. The top left diagonal photo is the yacht underway. The bottom right diagonal photo is a picture of the boat on its side, as it is sinking.

Yogi Superyacht Sinks

YOGI IN THE NEWS

The Greek Coast Guard reports motor yacht YOGI sank.  She is a 62 meter Mediterranean yacht charter vessel.  When she sank, she was cruising off the coast of Greece.  No one was injured.  All crew rescued.

PROTEKSAN TURQUOISE

Built less than a year ago in Turkey by Proteksan Turquoise, motor yacht YOGI was reported to be in trouble Friday morning in the area between the islands of Skyros and Psara, 19 nautical miles off the coast.

 

WHAT CAUSED THE YACHT TO SINK?

A “mechanical failure”  is blamed for the incident.  It occurred in strong seas and Force 8 winds. There were no reports of injuries as all 8 French crewmembers were rescued by three Greek Coast Guard helicopters, supported by a frigate from the Hellenic Navy.  The crew was transferred to Skyros Health Center as a precautionary measure.

 

WARRANTY WORK

Motoryacht YOGI had just completed warranty work in Turkey, and was en route to her berth in the south of France. Capt. Jean Louis Carrel told Greek authorities that although the weather was rough, he believed the sinking was due to a mechanical failure with the exhaust system.

 

BUILDER SPEAKS

On Saturday, Mehmet Karabeyoglu, head of Proteksan Turquoise, the yacht’s builder, commented. 

“What I find surprising is that [from] the first mayday call to the boat sinking was nearly seven hours.  They had power as you can see lights on [in the photos and video shot by the Hellenic rescue team].”

 

Ask whether any warranty work was done on the engines or exhaust systems,  Karabeyoglu said, 

“She was just repainted, but we did no work in the engine room as it was perfect. No mechanical work other than routine service of the Cat engines. Perhaps they took bad fuel when they refueled in Istanbul.”

 

 

YACHT DETAILS

Proteksan Turquoise yacht YOGI was built in 2011 to ABS +A1, +AMS standards and was classed as Commercial Yachting Service (E). Her stunning profile and interior was designed by Jean Guy Verges, who has designed six other builds by the Turkish-based yard. This was the second of three superyacht vessels delivered by Proteksan in 2011.

 

OTHER YACHTS BY PROTEKSAN TURQUOISE

Other yachts offered for charter by this builder are motor yacht BARAKA and motoryacht SEQUEL P.

 

1-800 YACHT CHARTER LEARNS FACTS

Editor’s note.  In conclusion, 1-800 Yacht Charters’ sources learned today that a purchase offer had been made just days before the incident and had been expected to be presented to the owner…

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70 Meter Superyacht Offers Incentives to Spur Charters

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Profile photograph of yacht HIGH POWER III underway.  Calm sea, waves lapping underneath yacht as it moves.  Rock mountain in the back left side of photo.

The massive new 70 meter motor yacht HIGH POWER III (ex-Numptia) has been continually in the news since her late 2011 launch. The yacht has gained notice for her award-winning chef, Heather Kaniuk, as well as her unique and elegant wellness spa deck.

Now comes word the Caribbean yacht charter vessel hopes to lure more US-dollar business, by combining a rate reduction with complimentary extra charter days.

Effective immediately – for each week of charter booked, the customer will receive an additional 2 FREE DAYS OF CHARTER.  Thus, charterers can pay for 7 days and receive two more complimentary days onboard Rossi Navi luxury motor yacht HIGH POWER III (ex-Numptia).

In addition to the free days, the yacht has converted her rates – from 490,000 EUROS per week to 490,000 US DOLLARS per week.  The effect of the foreign currency conversion results in a real dollar savings of $144,000 per week – the equivalent of a 23% price break

All rates are plus running expenses.

“This foreign currency conversion will have a special appeal to our US-based clients who have seen the value of the dollar pale in comparison to the Euro for the past 8 years,”  says yacht maven Jana Sheeder, President of SailAway Yacht Charters and 1-800 Yacht Charters. “Not only does this mitigate the loss of purchasing power of the foreign currency translation, but it provides a significant incentive to book this yacht at a deeply-discounted price.”

The Italian-built superyacht features accommodations for 12 guests. Onboard amenities include an elevator between all decks, fireplace, super inflatable slide, and a massive 3D big screen TV.   High Power III’s unique spa deck offers a fully-equipped gym, steam room, sauna, beauty salon, and massage room, plus forward exterior bar & dining areas on the spa deck to create the ultimate at-sea oasis.  

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Come enjoy a wellness vacation aboard motor yacht HIGH POWER III. 
For reservations, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/explore-our-yachts/high-power-iii/book-now/.

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80M Superyacht AMEVI Sports New Blue Hull

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AMEVI superyacht

When the 80 meter (262 foot) Oceanco super yacht AMEVI first entered the Mediterranean yacht charter marketplace in 2008, she looked like most of the other megayachts available for hire – big and white.  Not any more…

Recently spotted off the coast of  Mallorca, motor yacht AMEVI is sporting a new, deep blue paint job.  WOW.  She looks SO sharp!

Built by Oceanco with exterior design by Nuvolari & Lenard and an interior by Alberto Pinto, charter rates for M/Y Amevi begin at €700,000 per week, plus expenses for a maximum 12 passengers. 

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85 Meter Yacht Charter Vessel Slashes Rates

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Photograph of a solid white motoryacht named MOONLIGHT II. There is a jetski zooming by the front of her, kicking up a wake. She is slowly underway, and she is heading toward the left side of the photograph. The sky is very blue with puffy clouds.

MOONLIGHT II Superyacht

 

Most yachts available for Mediterranean yacht charters cannot legally carry more than 12 guests.  Motor yacht MOONLIGHT II is the exception, with room for 36 passengers.  
For a limited time, this 280-foot superyacht is available at a deeply discounted rate.   
Formerly named motor yacht ALYSIA, the 85.3 meter yacht MOONLIGHT II is available in June for Euro 400,000 per week (regular rate is Euro 550,000 per week) – netting a savings of 27%.
Built in Greece by Neorion Syros Shipyard, the yacht boasts an amazing crew-to-guest ratio of 1-to-1: there are 36 crew onboard to attend to up to 36 passengers.   The yacht has many notable features.  For instance,
  • 18 cabins (10 Double, 8 Twin)
  • Spacious layout
  • Guest elevator from lower deck to sundeck
  • Health club
  • Fully-equipped Gymnasium
  • Large Cinema
Available throughout the Western Mediterranean, her current bookings are:
7 to 21 August 2012 (Nice / Nice)
13 to 26 July 2012 (Valetta / St Jean Cap Ferrat)

HOW TO RENT A SUPERYACHT

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