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137 Foot Palmer Johnson Caribbean Yacht Charter Vessel Offers Free Days

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

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.

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

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.

This extremely popular luxury yacht charter vessel is now appointed with a refreshingly comfortable new interior featuring supple leathers and Ralph Lauren soft furnishings in shades of blue, white, ivory, and brown. Other enhancements include extra-wide passageways, an elevator, and wheelchair accessibility on three decks. A wheelchair is also available onboard.

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

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

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

Onboard recreational equipment includes a 17’ Novurania tender for transporting guests, and a golf cart for shoreside explorations.


Take advantage of this or many other special offers this winter and spring in the Caribbean.  Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at for information on yacht charters in the Caribbean.

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60 Meter Luxury Yacht Charter Vessel Sinks Off Greek Coast

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YOGI luxury motor yacht sinks off of the coast of Greece

The Greek Coast Guard has reported motor yacht YOGI, a 62 meter Mediterranean yacht charter vessel has sunk off the coast of Greece this past Friday morning.  No one was injured as all crew were rescued.

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.
Luxury yacht YOGI professional crew as they await rescue by the Greek Coast Guard and Hellenic Navy
……………..the crew onboard motoryacht YOGI as they await rescue by the Greek Coast Guard

A, “mechanical failure” has been blamed for the incident which 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.

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.

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.”

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


Editor’s note: SailAway Yacht Charter Consultants 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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Book This Luxury Yacht Charter Megayacht And Fly For Free On Private Jet

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Finding convenient flights can be a real challenge when planning a Caribbean yacht charter.  Fortunately, one megayacht owner had decided to do something about it.

For any 10-night or longer charter completed before April 15, 2012, the 161’ Trinity motor yacht ANJILIS will provide complimentary roundtrip flights on a mid-size Hawker jet, to either the Caribbean or the Bahamas, from any airport of your choice along the U.S east coast.

Getting to the islands has never been any easier…

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Launched in 2009, Motor yacht ANJILIS features a sophisticated, contemporary take on Art Deco-inspired architectural elements. The interior of the yacht has been fabricated in exotic woods, custom marquetry, and stone inlays.

The Trinity yacht charter vessel accommodates up to eleven guests in the most stylish ensuite staterooms, each outfitted with custom Italian linens and amenities. The full width main deck master stateroom, complete with a private study, is especially elegant with hand-tufted wool and silk carpets. State-of-the-art electronics and entertainment systems are featured throughout the yacht including Wi-Fi connections, Creston wireless touchscreen remote, and a Kaleidescape movie and music library system.

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Other amenities for a perfect yachting holiday include spacious outdoor areas for al fresco or formal entertaining; aqua toys from kayaks to dive gear; and a unique sit-down bar in the main salon surrounding an electronic organ.

Outdoor entertainment areas include a bar and day head on the sun deck, as well as private outdoor dining for the entire charter party on aft upper deck, and outdoor dining and bar on aft main deck.  For those rare, chilly evenings, both the outdoor aft upper deck and aft main deck are heated with radiant ceiling panels.  On the more common warm, spring nights, the aft main deck can be cooled with external air-conditioning.

A Creston wireless audio/visual system and the computerized Kaleidescape music and movie servers are accessible through DVD players in all cabins and salons.  Satellite TV and iPOD docking stations are located throughout this superyacht, with surround sound and Blu-Ray disc players in the salons and Owner’s suite.  For children of all ages, a Karaoke and Sony Playstation 3 game console can be enjoyed in the Twin stateroom.

The numerous televisions onboard include:  Main salon: 71” TV & 7.1 surround sound, Skylounge: 60” TV & 7.1 surround sound, Sundeck: 32” TV, Aft Skylounge Deck: 42” TV, Aft Main deck: 42” TV in motorized drop down ceiling enclosure, Owners Stateroom: 42” TV & 7.1 Surround Sound & 32” TV in Lounge, Owners Baths: 20” TV each, Owners Office: 20” TV/ computer monitor, Guest staterooms (4) total: 32” TV in each.

Staying in touch with the home office is often important for corporate charter guests. Onboard communication systems include:  VSAT for broadband internet and VOIP (Seatel 4006); BGAN F55 for broadband internet and Satellite telephone and fax; wired and wireless networks throughout; cellular telephone (GSM networks); VHF radios with DSC; MF/HF radio with DSC; and Sat-C mobile earth station.

With accommodations for 10 to 11 guests, Trinity built yacht ANJILIS is available for hire at $235,000 per week, plus running expenses.


Leave the cold weather behind and escape to the sunny Bahamas or Caribbean this spring.  Contact SailAway at to plan your yacht vacation.

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DISCOUNT – Two Mega Yacht Charter Vessels Convert to All-Inclusive Rates

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For the remainder of the winter Caribbean yacht charter season, two megayachts have decided to forego regular a la carte charter pricing to offer all-inclusive rates.

Motor yacht GLAZE and sail yacht BLISS have each set a flat weekly rate for charters taking place in the warm waters of the Caribbean from now until the end of April, 2012. 

Typically, megayachts charge a base rate for the actual rental of the yacht, and then charge extra for all running expenses (items such as food, fuel, dockage, bar, etc.).  

The all-inclusive rates include three meals per day, normal bar and table wines, generator fuel, main engine fuel for an average of 3 hours of cruising per day, ship’s laundry, and airport transit fees and dockage fees for the first and last nights.

Only special requests, such as vintage wines, champagnes, use of cellular phones, etc. will result in extra charges.

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Launched in 2007, Trinity yacht GLAZE (ex motor yacht LADY MICHELLE) is 161 feet long and offers accommodations for 10 to 12 guests.  Features include a panoramic sky lounge, vast sundeck with an enormous sun pad, Jacuzzi tub on deck, and a wet-bar and grill for dining al fresco.

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At 121 feet, sail yacht BLISS features the comforts of a motoryacht and the spirit of a wind-powered sailboat.  Built in 2009, this sailing megayacht offers flexible and luxurious accommodation in three ensuite cabins, two of which can be configured as doubles or twins. Four additional Pullman berths allow her to accommodate up to 10 guests in total, making her a perfect choice for families.

Motoryacht GLAZE will offer an all-inclusive rate of $210,000 per week. while sailing yacht BLISS will be priced at $98,000 per week.


For yacht charter availability and further details, contact the SailAway charter specialists at, and for more great yacht charter specials, visit:

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Enjoy a Luxury Yacht Charter – Receive a Free Louis Vuitton Travel Bag

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The new Louis Vitton spring 2012 collection urges customers to, "Embrace the spirit of travel," and SailAway Yacht Charters is here to help you embark on that journey – in style.

Now through April 30, book a 7-night Mediterranean yacht charter onboard the 27 meter motor yacht COCA VI and receive a free Louis Vuitton Travel Bag*  – courtesy of COCA VI and SailAway. 

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The name Louis Vuitton is synonymous with style, craftsmanship, and luxury travel.  Arno Leopard motor yacht COCA VI exemplifies those same high standards. 

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Launched in 2000 and refit in 2008, Motoryacht COCA VI is in spotless condition.  She has to be seen to be believed. She offers accommodations for six guests in three staterooms, a Jacuzzi tub on the sun deck, and a spacious master suite. 

Based in Antibes, France, along the famous Côte d’Azur, her weekly rate is € 35,000.00 plus all running expenses. 


*Certain restrictions may apply.  For reservations and full promotional yacht charter, contact SailAway at today.

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Famed American Yard Launches Luxury Motor Yacht Tsumat

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American superyacht builder, Trinity Yachts has launched their first yacht of 2012, the 49.90 meter motor yacht TSUMAT.  The yacht features an interior by Dutch designer René van der Velden.

Similar in looks to Trinity yacht charter stalwart, motor yacht WHEELS, M/Y TSUMAT offers accommodations for 10 to 12 guests.  The master stateroom is positioned on the main deck, with 4 guests cabins located on the lower deck, and a convertible sixth cabin on the bridge deck.
The yacht is powered by twin 2250 hp Caterpillar 3512B engines. She features a signature oversized Trinity swim platform, that will be large enough to store two waverunners. Up on the Sun Deck, those ten or twelve guests can all fit into the large Jacuzzi tub that is flanked by comfortable sun pads and an adjoining bar. Aft of the hot tub there is plenty of space for furniture.
Below on the bridge deck, there is a sky lounge with bar and plenty of seating for entertainment. Down on the main deck, there is symmetrically-styled seating in the main saloon. Forward of this area is the formal dining room providing seating for up to twelve. 
Other yachts launched by this builder and currently available for hire include motoryacht CARPE DIEM, motor yacht SKYFALL, and the yacht MINE GAMES featuring a mini submarine.
Fans of the Trinity line of luxury yachts are hopeful to see this new yacht enter the charter market by summer, 2012.


Find out what makes a yachting vacation on a Trinity yacht so special. 
Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at to rent your own private yacht.

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Motor yacht: Expect Big Time Fun on Luxury Motor Yacht Big Fish

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It seems the old idiom, “You can’t keep a good man down,” applies equally well to a 45 meter superyacht with a penchant for adventure.Just 15 months after her launch, motor yacht BIG FISH is now on her second trans-Atlantic crossing and nearing 50,000 nautical miles on her own bottom. On her maiden voyage she crossed the Pacific Ocean, transited the Panama Canal twice, chartered in Antarctica, and cruised extensively in Japan,  Tahiti, the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon, Sweden, Norway, and the Caribbean.

In the process, mega yacht BIG FISH has booked more than $2,500,000 in luxury yacht charter revenue.
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This 45-meter ocean explorer was built in 2010 for an owner who wanted a yacht that could to travel to remote parts of the world, but which also had a contemporary, open style with floor-to-ceiling windows. Designed by Greg Marshall and built at the McMullen & Wing yard in Auckland, New Zealand, this modern-day explorer is loaded with enough aquasports gear to turn the head of any action adventurer.  In addition to an extensive inventory of SCUBA and fishing gear, M/Y BIG FISH also carries the following toys: 

º 26′ custom-built tender with a 200 mile range
º 2 sailing dinghies
º 2 wake boards
º 2 ocean kayaks
º 2 windsurfers
º 2 kite board sets
º 5 paddle boards
º Water skis
For “drier” exercise options, a full onboard gymnasium features a spin bike, free weights, rowing machine, yoga mats, and more.====================

Currently en route to Tahiti, motoryacht BIG FISH is fully booked for March and all of July. Come enjoy a unique Easter holiday in the South Pacific.  Contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters charter desk at

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Popular Crewed Catamaran Charters Vessel Slashes Rates

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An award-winning chef and his catamaran have introduced a special, reduced rate for early spring in the Caribbean.

The spectacular luxury sailboat catamaran WORLD’S END has slashed her price, from $36500/wk to $24000/wk, plus all expenses.  The special applies to charters commencing in either February or March, 2012.

At 20 meters, the Fountaine Pajot Galathea 65 model catamaran WORLD’S END is the largest cruising vessel ever built by this manufacturer.   She marks a new flagship for sail boat charters in the Caribbean.    

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Readers may recall our December 17 profile of chef Renee Kappetein as he bested over a dozen talented luxury yacht charter chefs in the 50th annual Antigua Charter Yacht Show culinary competition. Renee, the live-aboard chef on the Fountaine Pajot Galathea 65 catamaran took first prize in the division for yachts under 100 feet.

An outstanding creation from architects Berret Racoupeau and Coste Design, the Fountaine Pajot catamaran sail boat WORLD’S END has been carefully designed with all of the safety, performance, and comfort elements to satisfy the most discerning guests.  Safe and exhilarating sailing performance is generated from its mastered displacement, powerful sail plan and expanded waterline length.

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The generous cockpit of the Galathea 65 is fully protected from the elements and features a deck lounge and sun-bridge for relaxing. The extraordinarily spacious interior features a panoramic saloon, dining room and gourmet galley.

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The Master Cabin sets new standards in decadence and style with a study area, lounge and large bathroom with dual vanity sinks. Each guest cabin features an ensuite bathroom, king size beds, large portholes and a style that rivals the world’s top luxury hotels.

The yacht also includes an office/library, dressing rooms and laundry.


Plan a family escape to the Caribbean this spring.  Contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters destination experts at for a list of special offers!

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Superyachts: New Gadget Cuts Luxury Yacht Charter Vessel Interior Noise Levels

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While noise-canceling headphones have been around for years, one company hopes to convert entire rooms on superyacht vessels into quieter environments.

The Active Noise Canceling system by Videoworks relies on stand alone speakers that will be built into the walls of the yacht.

The system will work by detecting the frequency of noises coming from a cabin and then emitting a similar noise from the opposite side of the spectrum of frequency.  The clashing of the opposing sounds results in the cancellation of the audible portion of the sound wave.

While in most cases the noise is not completely eliminated, it does drop it to a significantly lower level, often sounding like a faint hiss.

The technology seems to work best when the noise is consistent and at a constant frequency – like the drone of the engines on a yacht charter vessel as it chugs from St Barts to St Thomas. 

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The noise-canceling gadget relies on woofer speakers that measure 22.8 x 11.8 x 4 inches and can be hidden under leather or other soft materials.  They operate in the frequency range of 25 to 200 Hz and will detect any changes in frequency caused by the yacht’s engines or generators.  Concert-level audio quality is assured via an advanced 32-bit analog/digital signal processor and a dedicated digital power amplifier.


Take advantage of deep discounts on Spring Break charters in the Caribbean. Contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters destination experts at more information.

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