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!
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.
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.
The currency conversion equates to a price savings in US Dollars of approximately $132,660 – about a 30% discount.
Built in 2009 in the USA by Trinity Yachts, the five stateroom vessel offers accommodations for 10 guests, complimented by a crew of 13.
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
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.
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In January we informed our readers of a new Italian yacht tax signed into law in December 2011. Effective May 1, 2012, the tax will assess a fee for each day a yacht is in service in Italian waters.
Superyacht industry experts, like Jana Sheeder, President of SailAway Yacht Charters and 1-800 Yacht Charters, and others, urged Italian authorities to analyze the economic impact of the pending legislation.
“Our concern was the quest for increased tax revenue might have a far-reaching effect on both the charter industry, and ancillary businesses that support yachting such as marinas, fuel brokers, shipyards, and tourism offices,” said Sheeder. “Even if you exclude charter revenues, support-related industries on their own generate €200,000,000 in annual revenue.”
To their credit – the Italian lawmakers listened…
On Tuesday, February 21, the 10th Commission of the Italian Senate for Industry, Commerce, and Tourism passed the Grillo and Cutrufo amendment to the Italian berth tax legislation. The amendment stipulates the berthing tax will only be applied to Italian citizens who own a vessel, even if the yacht flies a foreign flag. Foreign citizens who own a boat or Mediterranean yacht charter vessel are exempt from this tax, regardless of their length of stay in Italian waters.
Fulvio Luise, President of Federagenti Yacht Division, expressed his satisfaction: “The passing of this amendment is an important recognition to the economic impact the yachting industry has in Italy and we look forward to welcoming new and returning megayacht clients to Italian waters this summer.”
Sheeder echoed Luise’s sentiments:
“This amendment will allow Italy to continue to compete on an equal playing field with neighboring countries for the charter sector of the Mediterranean yachting market. We’re hopeful that the Italian yacht charter market will continue to flourish for many more years.”
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Presenting the largest private luxury yacht built in Britain. The yacht is delivered to the UK’s wealthiest woman, Kirsty Bertarelli. The yacht’s maiden voyage to the Caribbean began.
On Friday, March 2, the 90 meter motor yacht VAVA II left. It went from the Devonport shipyard in Plymouth. The 314 foot superyacht (priced at £100 million) commissioned for former Miss UK. Gift recipient is 40 year old Kirsty Bertarelli. Gift giver is her billionaire husband, Ernesto Bertarelli, 46.
What does Bertarelli do? He is a Swiss pharmaceutical tycoon. The man is reputedly worth £6.8 billion. This wealth makes him the 81st richest man in the world. He is the fifth richest man in the UK. He had megayacht VAVA II built by Plymouth-based Pendennis Plus (formerly Devonport Yachts).
The “big white boat” has many features. For instance, a fold-down beach club, and a pool. The pool can can be varied in depth to cater for guest preferences.
Superyacht VAVA II was designed by Redman Whitely Dixon, with interior styling by Remi Tessier. The yacht is built to SOLAS-36 passenger ship standards and will set a new standard in the charter market for 2012 and beyond.
Kirsty Bertarelli (formerly Kirsty Roper) won Miss UK in 1988 when she was 17. She now lives in Switzerland.
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I just wanted to write and let you know what a fabulous time we had on the (sailing catamaran) Secret Oasis!!!
It was everything we had hoped and more. Richard and Adele who were the crew were topnotch. – two of the nicest people any of us had ever met. Their respect for us and the boat was superior. They went out of their way to show us the best of the BVI…beaches, snorkeling, sailing, caving, beach bars..it was all great.
THE REVIEW CONTINUES
The meals were 5-star, accommodations were wonderful, and of course, sailing and traveling from island to island and enjoying the beautiful BVI.
Maybe you can pass this on to the manager or owner of the Secret Oasis: I think they should be aware of the care and respect shown to both the boat and to us.
I cannot imagine two better people to represent the Oasis..We will be back!!
Thanks for your help, SailAway –
Thank you to Diane… We guess the “Secret” is out of the bag, Diane! Thank you for your kind comments about this season’s stars of the crewed catamaran charters market – sail yacht SECRET OASIS, and her crew.
Many people have spent time aboard sail catamaran SECRET OASIS. Captain Richard Smit and Hostess Adele are amazing. Adele is a cheerful South African First Mate with the same, catchy name as the singer, Adele.
Boundless energy and enthusiasm, they make the Energizer Bunny look like a slow moving hare on Rohypnol.
Richard and Adele operate the 56 foot Voyage catamaran. She is a boat packed with watertoys. The yacht features a perfect 5-cabin layout for 10 passengers. Each of the staterooms features a 17-inch TV with built-in DVD and CD player. The rooms also have other things. For instance, vanity and a private bathroom ensuite.
Catamaran sail yacht SECRET OASIS is one of over one dozen crewed catamarans. SailAway Yacht Charters also represents 31 meter sail yacht IPHARRA, 23 meter sail catamaran KING’S RANSOM, and the 19 meter catamaran, IN THE WIND.
Shouldn’t your next vacation be as much fun as the one enjoyed by Diane M? Contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters specialists at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ to plan your own yachting holiday!
We posted a blog about the high demand for berths in the heart of London during the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games. We then wondered about convenient alternative locations for superyacht dockage.
YAY! There is an excellent port facility away from the crowded downtown London docks. It has good deepwater berths. It is also easy to arrange helicopter access into the heart of London from here.
Portland Port is ready to roll out the red carpet for luxury yacht charter vessels this summer, and might just become this year’s megayacht hotspot, with multiple deep water berths and anchorages available.
There is a special bonus. Portland Port is host to the Olympic and Paralympics sailing races.
It is situated at the end of a peninsula off the Dorset coast. This port is an ideal location to enjoy Olympic sailing events. It is also great for escaping the crowded Royal docks near downtown London. Charterers heading for stadium events can avoid the Thames River from here. They can shuttle via helicopter from Dorset into the heart of London.
Jana Sheeder, President of SailAway Yacht Charters and 1-800 Yacht Charters expounds on the advantages of docking in Portland, especially for large sailboats.
“Because of height restrictions, some large luxury sailing charter vessels are unable to cruise down the Thames. Portland is an excellent alternative for these sailboats. Our team will partner with local port authorities to offer the ultimate in luxury packages including helicopter transport to and from Olympic events.”
Portland Port offers multiple deep water berths suitable for vessels over 24m LOA, and also serves as an excellent stop-over destination between popular locations such as Falmouth, the Solent, and the Isle of Wight. The pretty, traditional seaside town of Weymouth is only 15 minutes away by taxi.
The prospect of using Portland as a gateway to adventure has Sheeder beaming.
“Attending the Olympic Games while enjoying a yachting-based vacation will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our clients. By using Portland as a base, charterers will not only have easy access to the Games, but also be at the gateway for exploring nearby sites like Stonehenge, the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Bath, and the Jurassic Coast.”
It’s not too late to arrange a yachting holiday this summer in London. Contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters special events team at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ for details on planning your London Olympics yacht charter.
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Renting a luxury yacht charter vessel for the London Olympic Games is easy. Securing a place to dock is a challenge, however.
Event organizers expect a scramble for berths. Dockage along the Thames river and canals is premium. Some of London’s waterways pass within 100 meters of the Olympic stadium at Stratford. Last minute space is unlikely to be available.
Some vessels like the 99 meter legendary Mediterranean yacht charter motor yacht CHRISTINA O have already arrived in London to stake out a berth, nearly five months in advance of the Games.
Back in May, 2011, we reported on berths being offered at the Royal Docks, adjacent to the ExCel Centre (the venue for Boxing, Wrestling, Fencing, Taekwondo, and Table Tennis). As of March 1, local authorities report less than half of the 50 premium superyacht berths remain available.
“One thing is certain.” says Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters and SailAway Yacht Charters. “For the month of August, 2012, London will be the luxury mega yacht charter capital of the world.”
The 2012 London Olympic Games take place from July 27 through August 12. For a list of available yachts and up-to-date dockage information, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters special events coordinators at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/
A famed Hollywood filmmaker has bested an equally famous celebrity explorer as well as an underdog submariner in a race to be the first explorer of the ocean deadliest trench in half a century.
James Cameron plunged about seven miles to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific ocean, where temperatures near freezing and the bone-crushing pressure is one thousand times greater than that at sea level.
In January, we profiled the epic attempt by three teams of modern-day explorers to reach the ocean’s deepest point – the first attempt in over 50 years.
Cameron, the director of Avatar, Titanic and The Abyss, was up against British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, owner of the 32 meter (111 foot) luxury yacht charter vessel NECKER BELLE. The third team was headed by Patrick Lahey. Lahey and his team, Triton Submarines, were heavy underdogs to their wealthy competitors.
Speaking after the dive, Cameron described the ocean bottom as a “completely alien world” – similar to the surface of the moon.
It was a “very lunar, very desolate place. Very isolated,” Cameron said.
Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters weighs in on this epic challenge. She believes in accomplishing bucket list items while on yacht charter.
“How often do you get an opportunity to explore the bottom of the ocean? I don’t mean via reality television shows provide this option. I mean, charter a yacht and take the onboard submarine below the surface of the sea. It’s an amazing experience.”
Plan your own adventure aboard Bahama yacht charters motor yacht MINE GAMES is one of the first charter vessels to carry an onboard submarine as part of the yacht’s watertoy inventory. Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ to schedule your luxury yacht charter.
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You are going on a luxury yacht charter vacation in a few months, and you want to bring your iPod. You worry that it may end up in the ocean or that water will damage it, though. NO WORRIES!
Introducing the AquaTunes, America’s favorite waterproof radio pouch for use onboard yacht charters. It works with cd players, mp3 players, iPods, and cassette players. It is designed to be used underwater by snorkelers or by any other watersports enthusiast who enjoys listening to music, radio, or books on tape in the water! (Note: This is a great gift to give to anyone who is headed on a St. Barts yacht charter or a charter boat in Turkey!)
So on your crewed catamaran charter or bareboat sailboat adventure, remember to bring your AquaTunes to enjoy your iPod and iTunes on your private yacht!
Twenty-one yachts have registered, including some of the largest luxury sailing charter vessels for one of the most popular yachting events in the Mediterranean.
The Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta is scheduled for June 4-9, 2012, in Porto Cervo, Sardinia.
First launched in 2008 and hosted by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, this signature event opens the annual superyacht calendar and Mediterranean yacht charter season. An assortment of modern, classic, performance and cruising vessels will be on hand to watch or participate in five days of exhilarating sailing.
Many popular yachts expected to register. For instance,
Last year’s overall winner of the Loro Piana Silver Jubilee Cup was HIGHLAND FLING XI.