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. Her key features include:
• A large inventory of watertoys including waverunners, kayaks, a Hobie Cat sailboat, and waterskis
• Luxurious appointments and comfort with a stunning, richly-detailed interior
• Superb cuisine by Chef Jason Meakin
• An impeccable crew, led by co-captains 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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The largest private luxury yacht built in Britain has been delivered to the UK’s wealthiest woman, and her maiden voyage to the Caribbean is now underway.
On Friday, March 2, the 90 meter motor yacht VAVA II left the Devonport shipyard in Plymouth. The vast 314 foot superyacht – with a reported price tag of £100 million – was commissioned for former Miss UK Kirsty Bertarelli, 40, by her billionaire husband Ernesto Bertarelli, 46.
The Swiss pharmaceutical tycoon – reputedly worth £6.8 billion, making him the 81st richest man in the world and the fifth richest in the UK – had megayacht VAVA II built by Plymouth-based Pendennis Plus (formerly Devonport Yachts).
The “big white boat” features a fold-down beach club and a pool which 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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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!
After we posted a blog about the high demand for berths in the heart of London during the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games this summer, we started to wonder if there were any convenient, alternative locations for superyacht dockage.
It turns out there is an excellent port facility away from the crowded downtown London docks with good deepwater berths and easy-to-arrange helicopter access into the heart of London.
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.
A special bonus – Portland Port is host to the Olympic and Paralympics sailing races.
Situated at the end of a peninsula off the Dorset coast, Portland Port is an ideal location to enjoy Olympic sailing events, and escape the crowded Royal docks near downtown London. Using Portland as a base during the games, charterers heading for stadium events can avoid the Thames River, and 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 nge, 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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It seems renting a luxury yacht charter vessel for the upcoming London Olympic Games is the easy part. Securing a place to dock your megayacht will be the real challenge.
Event organizers are expecting a scramble for berths along the Thames river and its series of meandering canals. Some of London’s waterways pass within 100 meters of the Olympic stadium at Stratford, and 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.
One vessel, the 175 meter luxury cruise liner MS Deutschland berthed in South Quay as part of a 36 hour warm-up visit last July. With the trial run a success, MS Deutschland now has a confirmed berth for the Games and will provide accommodations for the German Olympic Committee.
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/
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.
Popular yachts expected to register include:
Last year's overall winner of the Loro Piana Silver Jubilee Cup was HIGHLAND FLING XI.
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The idea of a Persian Gulf yacht charter grew a lot more intriguing today, as one of the world’s richest sports teams announced plans to build on its enormous following.
At a presentation on Thursday, Real Madrid soccer club President Florentino Perez unveiled Real Madrid Resort Island – a holiday resort on an artificial island in the United Arab Emirates, scheduled to open in January 2015.
The resort will feature multiple sports facilities, a superyacht marina, luxury hotels, a soccer-themed amusement park, club museum, and a 10,000-seat stadium with one side open to the Persian Gulf.
“It is a decisive and strategic step that will strengthen our institution in the Middle East and Asia,” said Perez.
Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters and SailAway Yacht Charters believes this new resort will strengthen the Middle East’s burgeoning yacht market. “In just three years, we’ve witnessed the Abu Dhabi Yacht Show blossom into a world-class showing of megayachts for sale and charter,” says Sheeder.
“More and more Mediterranean yacht charter vessels are migrating to the Middle East to take part in premier boat shows, both in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, as well as other special events like Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The introduction of a new megayacht complex at Real Madrid Resort Island will further bolster this emerging charter destination.”
Motor yacht CONSTANCE (ex-JANA) is among a dozen or so megayachts offering charters in the Middle East in 2012. To charter your private luxury yacht, contact the charter department at 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/
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Apparently a local dive boat was enroute with divers on board to a dive site in Playa Del Carmen known for attracting bull sharks. After taking on water in rough seas, the vessel sank, leaving all hands in the water, adrift for approximately 4 hours.
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