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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Aussie Boaters Raise $80,000 For Kids

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Profile photograph of a sailboat with kids and adults onboard. The sailboat is participating in a charity event.

Property Industry Foundation charity sailing event

AUSSIE AUSSIE AYE AYE AYE

Here’s a quick shout-out. this is directed to our bareboat and mega yacht charter comrades Down Under.

 

CHARITY EVENT

A very successful event this year.  More than $80,000 for homeless children.  This was done by the members of the Royal Brighton Yacht Club. It was the second annual Property Industry Foundation Charity Sailing Challenge.

 

THIRTY FIVE YACHTS

Thirty-five yachts both participated. They are from the private sector and the charter industry. The boats set out on the bay in Melbourne to participate in the event. It brings together businesses from the real estate and construction industries.

 

WHAT FUNDS ARE FOR

Funds raised from the March 30 event always have a specific use.  For instance, they are hiring a youth worker for Open Family Australia this year. It is a homeless children’s advocacy group based in Wyndham.

 

RENT A PRIVATE YACHT

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Bear Market Has New Meaning To Yacht Charters

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Aerial photograph of motoryacht BEAR MARKET underway.

BEAR MARKET motoryacht

STOCK MARKET

The Bulls may be running the past week or so on Wallstreet. In Europe, it’s a BEAR MARKET that’s catching attention in the yachting community.

 

MANGUSTA

Motor yacht BEAR MARKET is a Mangusta 92. She is a high-performance luxury sport yacht.  This yacht brims with Italian style and explosive speed.  It is the perfect combination for a fast-paced Mediterranean yacht charter odyssey.

 

SPECIAL RATE

To entice A-personality adventure buffs, the Mangusta 92 motoryacht BEAR MARKET has announced a special offer for the month of May — 33% off all charters. 

Pay just €30,000 per week plus running expenses for an all-out speedfest along the Côte d’Azur   

 

INTERIOR

Built in 2003 by Italian shipyard Mangusta (Overmarine), this open-style superyacht has a sleek exterior complemented by a warm and inviting interior décor.

ACCOMMODATIONS

The 28 meter Mangusta motor yacht Bear Market accommodates eight to nine guests in four cabins.

 

HOW TO RENT A YACHT

In conclusion, to reserve yacht BEAR MARKET, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Beyonce, Blue Ivy, Jay-Z On Luxury Yacht Charter

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Photograph of Beyonce and Jay-Z boarding a yacht for a vacation. She is wearing a red shirt. He is wearing a white shirt and dark shorts.

Beyonce and Jay Z

While this mommy and daddy are well-known for enjoying numerous week-long mega yacht charter vacations at sea, a simple day excursion on the water was a great introduction for their infant daughter to the yachting lifestyle.

Beyonce, husband Jay-Z, and three month-old daughter Blue Ivy Carter spent the Easter holidays in one of the family’s favorite vacation enclaves – the island of St Barts

The local paparazzi captured the parents boarding a small day charter vessel, with Blue Ivy in her mother’s arms, as they prepared to spend a lazy afternoon on the water.

Locals on St Barts are used to seeing the media power couple once or twice a year, their chartered superyacht docked along the quay.  For the short Easter weekend, the family elected to stay in shoreside accommodations.  But the yachting “itch”  is powerful, and the couple took a perfect-weather day as an opportunity to go boating in the afternoon – and to take along their daughter for her first boat ride.

Perhaps we’ll see the family back in St Barts at year-end, enjoying another New Year’s Eve yachting vacation. 

HOW TO RENT A YACHT 

In conclusion, reserve your yachting vacation in St Barts today.  Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Caribbean Schooner Food, Sailing, DISCOUNT

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Profile photograph of sailboat, Jambalaya, underway in the Caribbean.  She is solid white with a yellow stripe around the top of the sailboat.  She is headed toward to upper right side of the photograph.

Sailboat JAMBALAYA

THAT DREAM VACATION

Ever dream of just sailing away….?
An award-winning classic schooner based in a tropical paradise is ready to help you live that dream – in style and comfort.   

SCHOONER DETAILS

Sail yacht JAMBALAYA is a 73′  classic sailing schooner based in the Caribbean’s Grenadine islands, a destination renown for tropical rain forests, exotic wildlife, and clear turquoise waters. 

AWARD-WINNING

Recently, schooner JAMBALAYA and her crew won two awards at the 2012 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta.  The luxury sailing charter vessel was awarded 1st Prize in the Concours d’Elegance competition, and came in 1st place in a race of traditional sailing yachts. 

CREW AND RECIPE FOR VACATION

For charter guests, yacht JAMBALAYA has something for everyone. Captain Peter and First Mate/Chef Sylvie have made a laid-back list of ingredients for a perfect vacation at sea. For instance, 
  • Relax in a hammock and take in the scenery as it slips by
  • Relish the delicious fresh, local food and linger over sunset cocktails
  • Enjoy the light and airy Master Suite with a 9 foot high ceiling
  • Sail and discover new islands each day and snorkel over magnificent coral reefs

Come journey back in time to sailing as it used to be.  Join Peter and Sylvie on their award-winning yacht for a week or more of forever memories…

ACCOMMODATIONS

Yacht JAMBALAYA features accommodations for 6 guests in three staterooms.

DISCOUNTED RATES

NEW DISCOUNTED rates in effect for summer 2012:
May and June –
$7,110 per week for 2 passengers – ALL-INCLUSIVE*
$9,000 per week for 4 passengers – ALL-INCLUSIVE*
$10,350 per week for 6 passengers – ALL-INCLUSIVE*

*Inclusive except fine wines, government taxes/fees, communications, and dockage.  Rates are subject to change without notice. 

 

HOW TO BOOK A SAILBOAT CHARTER

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Get This Week’s Hottest Deals For Luxury Yacht Charters

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Photograph of a model in a black one piece swimsuit walking up the diving board, toward the boat, on a motoryacht
Several yacht owners have contacted us to promote their current charter specials.  Take a look and find a deal that’s right for your next getaway:

  • Motor yacht MARY ALICE II10 nights for the price of 7 This Westport 130 is offering Bahama yacht charters for the special rate of $94,900 + expenses, for 10 nights for a charter commencing between April 22 and April 27, in Nassau.  Accommodations for 10 guests.

  • Sail Yacht NEPHELE 10% off  low season rate for all bookings (both high and low season) confirmed prior to May 31, 2012. Available for Mediterranean yacht charters, the 34 meter sailing yacht offers accommodations for 6 guests in three cabins. Her usual charter rate is 52,000 – 58,000 EUR per week plus expenses.

  • Motor Yacht FREEDOM10% off any 7 night charter (excluding Christmas and New Year’s). That’s a savings of $6,450 off the standard all-inclusive (yacht, crew, fuel, meals, ship’s bar) rate of $64,500 for 1-9 guests.  This 120′  Broward is based in St. Thomas,USVI, the perfect starting point for a Caribbean yacht charter.

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For more great specials this spring and summer, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Launch of HAMPSHIRE II Celebrated

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Collage of 3 photos. The top right photo is of the side of the yacht that shows the name of the boat. The bottom right photo is of the foredeck of the yacht

Hampshire II Launch

WELCOME, HAMPSHIRE II

On Saturday April 14, 2012, Feadship fans around the world celebrated.  They learned of the launch of the 78.5 meter motor yacht HAMPSHIRE II.  It occurred at the fabled builder’s Kaag yard.

 

SPECIAL FEATURE ABOUT THE YACHT

Her owner is an experienced owner and active sportsman.  HAMPSHIRE II features a helicopter landing platform on the foredeck. This area is transformed into a playing “field” for basketball, tennis, baseball, badminton and football.  A giant net can be placed around the deck  to keep the ball in play.

 

THRILLS FOR GUESTS

Guests can ride the elevator to the top of the crow’s nest. When they get there, they take a fast ride down and into the water on a zip line.  Bucket list!

 

EXTERIOR DESIGN

Her contemporary exterior design is by Redman Whiteley Dixon.  It is a split-level design. This maximizes interior roominess and deck space.  This Feadship also has an impressive beach club area. It has side platforms in addition to the swim platform at the transom.

INTERIOR

The classically-styled interior features an English pub-style bar in place of the traditional lounge.  

ACCOMMODATIONS

Accommodations are provided for 12 to 14 guests in six cabins.

WHERE WILL SHE CHARTER?

Our fingers are crossed in the hopes the impressive superyacht becomes available to the public soon. We’d love to have her here for the Mediteranean yacht charter summer season!

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

Similar yachts available for charter include 81 meter Feadship motor yacht AIR, the 63 meter motor yacht LADY BRITT, and the Feadship classic motor yacht JANA.

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Luxury Yacht Charter Building Material Inspired by Insect

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Photograph of a water strider bug standing on top of turquoise water.

Water Strider bug

YACHT BUILDING MATERIALS

The builders of today’s luxury yacht charter vessels use many materials. For instance, aluminum, Kevlar, and plastic resins make lightweight and fuel-efficient boats.

That all may change – thanks to a bug…

 

AEROGELS

Aerogels are among the lightest solid materials in existence. Created by replacing the liquid component of a gel with a gas, aerogels are extremely low in density, and hence, fairly buoyant. Now scientists have created a new aerogel, inspired by the feet of an insect – the tiny “water strider.”

 

BUILD A YACHT OF AEROGEL?

The new aerogel is so buoyant, a yacht made from one pound (454 grams) of it could carry about 1,000 pounds (454 kg) of cargo.

 

PROFESSORS FROM HELSINKI

Created by a team of professors and scientists at the Helsinki University of Technology, the new aerogel contains tiny fibers – nano-fibrils – derived from cellulose in plants. These fibers allow the aerogel to float by using the same physics principles evidenced by the water strider’s long, skinny feet. The water strider’s feet are covered in tiny hairs that trap air, and each air bubble helps distribute the insect’s weight across the water, keeping it from breaking the surface tension.

 

OTHER USES FOR AEROGEL

In addition to commercial boat-building aspects, the bug-inspired aerogel could find use in environmental pollution sensors, children’s water toys, and beach floats.   Even more promising is the potential application in environmental protection.  It seems the gel is able to absorb large amounts of oil – making it well-suited for oil spill cleanups.

 

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT

For the latest in fun travel gadgets and yacht technology, read our blog.  Visit https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/yacht-charter-blog/

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Luxury Yacht Charter Swimwear 2012

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Photograph of a woman in a white bikini leaning against a palm tree. She has a red and yellow cocktail in her hand. There are sailboats at anchor in the background.

Girl in swimsuit

SWIMSUIT TRENDS

We write dozens of blogs about Caribbean yacht charter items. For instance, vacations, trendy new gadgets, and things to see and do while yachting with families and friends.  In conclusion, what was our most popular blog in 2011?  

 

POPULAR BLOG

Ladies, we know that you want to get a jump on this summer’s hottest swimsuit fashions.  Our editors have selected their 2012 seasonal favorites. These swimsuits turn heads from Saint Tropez to Monaco!

 

MAILLOT

Runway Wrap Maillot – Noir (by vitamin A)
First, this follows Vitamin A’s legendary Siren Wrap Top.  Sexy wraparound ties make this sleek one-piece the ultimate cleavage enhancer. Offering a variety of looks in one, the self-wrap sash can be tied numerous ways, even as a slinky swim dress so you can glide to a Mediterranean yacht charter cocktail hour leaving something to the imagination.
 

HALTER

 
Limone Halter and Bottom (by Pily Q)
Second, this is not your ordinary halter top! Brought to us by Barcelona’s Pily Q, it features a pretty oval accent at the center and offers unbelievable shape and support with a hidden underwire!   Sun, sand, and sexy swimsuit make for a perfect Caribbean vacation.
 

BANDEAU

 
Arizona Bandeau and Bottom (by Aqua Bendita)
Third, if you thought strapless bandeaus were a thing of the past well you’re mistaken because Agua Bendita are raking up the traditions and quite a fashion statement with this fringed bandeau bikini top. The top and sexy American ruched bottom offering moderate coverage.
 

BEAUTIFUL GOLD TUNIC 

Photograph of a woman wearing a gold tunic with jewels on it. She is brunette and is sitting against a brick wall. She is sitting cross-legged

Jeweled Tunic by Anna Kosturova

 

 
 
Anna Kosturova Jeweled Tunic
Fourth, even in the summer, it can get nippy when taking the dinghy ashore.  This long-sleeved V-neck tunic features mesh and floral detail.  It is hand-finished with sequins at neck and cuffs! 100% Cotton.  The perfect swimsuit coverup for your luxury yacht charter vacation.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

MARTINIQUE AND MYKONOS 

Martinique Top & Mykonos Bottom (by Mikoh)

Fifth, Mikoh swimwear is going all out there with this sensational Martinique top. Featuring a single tie at the back and neck that knot into beautifully flowing tassels on the back. This Mikoh swimwear 2012 top will make you the eye candy.  This Mikoh swim bottom features tie sides. They have strings hanging down. Mykonos bottom offers moderate coverage and is cut to perfection!
 

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER VACATION

Generally speaking, whatever your destination this summer, we have you covered.  We have the perfect yacht to showcase your new swimwear and tan!  Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ to plan your summer escape at sea…

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New Delta Motor Yacht Arianna Prepares to Enter Luxury Yacht Charter Market

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Motoryacht Arianna at anchor, facing right, with dry mountains in the background covered in snow on tips

Delta Marine, a US-based shipbuilder, has announced the launch of its latest custom superyacht, motor yacht ARIANNA.  Designed and engineered by the Delta Design Group, motor yacht ARIANNA is said to be the world’s largest all composite 50 meter full-displacement motoryacht.Launched in April 2012, M/Y ARIANNA, formerly Project 164041, has more than 780 gross tons ITC, a beam of nearly 34 feet, and over 7,500 square feet of living area, giving her more interior volume than any other yacht her length.

The Delta Design Group was commissioned by the yacht owner to create a Polynesian-inspired interior that is elegant, comfortable, and suitable for a family at home on the seas. The interior design is adorned with tropical hardwoods including Mascassar ebony, Wenge, and Koa. Balinese inspired touches such as a solid slab dining table and colorful blown glass lighting complete the design elements. Other unique details include inlaid silk carpets, organic fabrics, woven leather, and natural stone.

One design element worthy of mention is the large master stateroom on the upper deck.  This cabin features a lounge as well as a private outdoor deck and dining area.  Forward on the main deck, where the master stateroom is traditionally located, is a fully-equipped gym with a sauna, and a private office.

Per 1-800 Yacht Charters President, Jana Sheeder:

It is exciting to welcome another Mediterranean yacht charter vessel into our fleet. Her blown glass lighting, organic fabrics throughout, and sauna are special touches for a spectacular superyacht.

Roomy external seating areas are perfect for all’aperto dining or lounging in the sun. There is a large aft seating area on the main deck and the sun deck features a bathroom, hot tub, sun chairs, and a large island-style bar. Guests can escape the sun under a lightweight carbon fiber bimini cover.

An elevator provides access to all four decks.

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To charter luxury yacht Arianna or any other private luxury superyacht, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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New Riva Yacht Zips Into Luxury Charter Market

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Profile photograph of silver and black motoryacht, Rhino A, underway. There is a mountain in the distant background.

RHINO A Riva yacht

NEW BEAST

A new beast has entered the herd of yachts congregating in the South of France prior to the Mediterranean yacht charter season – Riva motor yacht RHINO

RHINO A

Glistening in gray, and powerful like her animal kingdom namesake, the striking new Riva 86’ Domino yacht RHINO should prove to be a blur on the horizon this summer – her twin MTU 2435hp engines churning out a top speed of 38 knots.
 Our associates in Cannes have prepared a quick list of the new Riva’s best features and amenities. For instance, 
• Fabulous interior with contemporary lines and minimalist style
• Sleeps 8 in 4 cabins: 2 double, adjustable twin/double, twin – all ensuite
• Stunning light and airy master stateroom with lounge area
• Fantastic deck spaces, with an abundance of sun pads
• Large retractable glass frontage between the saloon and aft deck
• “At anchor” stabilizers
Offered for charter this coming season at  € 56,000/week + all, motor yacht RHINO will make her home port along the Côte dAzur in Golfe Juan.

BOOK A PRIVATE YACHT

In addition to yacht RHINO, a number of high performance yachts will be available in the Mediterranean this summer through 1-800 Yacht Charters, including Riva motor yacht MY SILVER BREEZE, Royal Denship 82 yacht LOUISE, and  Mangusta motor yacht KAWAI.

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