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Here’s a quick shout-out. this is directed to our bareboat and mega yacht charter comrades Down Under.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
Built in 2003 by Italian shipyard Mangusta (Overmarine), this open-style superyacht has a sleek exterior complemented by a warm and inviting interior décor.
The 28 meter Mangusta motor yacht Bear Market accommodates eight to nine guests in four cabins.
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.
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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…
*Inclusive except fine wines, government taxes/fees, communications, and dockage. Rates are subject to change without notice.
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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:
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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 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.”
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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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.