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58 Meter Luxury Mediterranean Yacht Charter Vessel Says, "Let’s Deal."

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Hoping to fill the remaining gaps in her charter calendar, the owner of the 58 meter Trinity motor yacht MI SUENO will consider all offers for:
●  3 – 14 June
●  2 – 15 July
●  From 15 August on..
Private luxury yacht charter MI SUENO offers discounts deals price reductions for summer charters Built in the USA in 2010, the 190 foot yacht MI SUENO offers accommodations for 12 guests in  staterooms. 
Trinity yacht charter enthusiasts will recognize the upscale amenities synonymous with this famed American shipyard:

â–¬ Massive Split-Level Mater Stateroom  â–¬ Wheelchair Accessible Elevator

â–¬ Zero Speed Stabilizers  â–¬  Jacuzzi and Splash Pool  â–¬ Two Wine Cellars
â–¬ Raised Aft Deck  â–¬  Patrick Knowles Interior Design     Luxury yacht with two wine cellars on opposite sides of the foyer MI SUENO mediterranean yacht charter
Published summer rates for Mediterranean yacht charters €325,000 per week in July and August and €280,000 per week in June and September.


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70 foot Hatteras Offers 50 Percent Discount For Luxury New England Yacht Charters

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A 70 foot luxury yacht charter vessel needs to get from South Florida to Boston.  Join her for any leg of the journey and save 50% off the regular weekly charter rate.

The owner of the Hatteras motor yacht EVY'S ANGEL wants to re-position his yacht to Boston for the summer, 2012.  She'll need to travel up the Atlantic seaboard, along the famous InterCoastal Waterway (ICW). 

Until the yacht reaches her final destination, the owner will rent his private yacht at an eye-popping reduced rate of 50% off. 

Motor yacht EVY'S ANGEL is normally available for charter at a price of $15,500 per week plus running expenses. That rate is now slashed in half  to just $7,750 per week plus expenses.

The ultraclean Hatteras has undergone continual refits and is in bristol condition.  She accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 staterooms, all with ensuite bathrooms.  This is the perfect opportunity to take a unique family vacation and see multiple ports!

Come enjoy a week along the IntraCoastal Waterway ICW, anywhere from South Florida to Boston, Massachusetts.


The yacht is currently available all of June, as well as July 4th and the Labor Day Weekend.  Book EVY'S ANGEL for a special charter by contacting SailAway at

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Caribbean yacht charterers – SailAway’s Top Three Secret Caribbean Beaches

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SailAway Yacht Charters' Picks for Best Secret Beaches in the Caribbean:
●  Lameshur Bay Beach, St. John
●  Happy Bay, St. Martin
●  Palm Beach, Barbuda
The Story:
For years,  travel agents and yacht charter brokers have promoted the British Virgin Islands as "Nature's Little Secret."  Unfortunately for luxury sailing charter travelers seeking solace and quiet anchorages, the secret is out.  While the BVI and most of the Caribbean remains a fantastic sailing destination, there's no denying it – it is getting harder and harder to anchor off the shore of a quiet beach. 
The good news is that there are still undiscovered beaches in the Caribbean — blissful hideaways where tourism hasn’t yet eclipsed the local culture. 
The most experienced Caribbean yacht charter skippers know these secret beaches but are reluctant to disclose their locations.  Fortunately, our loyalties are to our charter clients – and we are more than willing to share these hidden gems with our readers!
Here are our favorite top three secret beaches in the Caribbean:
Lameshur Bay Beach, St. John, USVI
While the bareboat yacht charter crowd is anchored off the Baths in Virgin Gorda, BVI, we like slide across Drake Channel to the US side of the Virgin Islands and go ashore on the secluded southeast coast of St. John, at Lameshur Bay beach.  At the end of the cobblestone beach at Lameshur is a more isolated, sandier strip known as Donkey Bight. Snorkelers love this beach, as it leads to Beehive Cove, a warren of caves and tunnels filled with coral and sea sponges and teaming with fish.
Physical fitness buffs can also enjoy a 1.2 mile hike up a trail to the 1,000-foot peak of Bordeaux Mountain, which overlooks the bay below.  best caribbean beaches luxury yacht charter vacations bareboat caribbean barbuda antigua Frigate Bird Sanctuary

Happy Bay, St. Martin
Located on the French side of St. Martin, Happy Bay is an underpopulated stretch of crème-colored sand. Thick underbrush surrounds the beach and serves as a challenging barrier to most shore-based tourists. The privacy of this beach has made it a popular spot for clothing optional tourists.  Snorkelers marvel at the vast numbers of tropical fish in the crystal waters.

Palm Beach, Barbuda
While nearby Antigua flaunts bustling beachside hotels, Barbuda offers quiet beaches with pink sands, the Frigate Bird Sanctuary, and only a handful of resorts.  Antigua is a great place to begin a superyacht charter (international airport, and excellent megayacht marinas) but do yourself a favor after your board – cruise over to Barbuda and enjoy the solitude…


Summer is the perfect time to sail in the Caribbean – good breezes and few tourists!  To book your Caribbean yacht charter, contact SailAway at

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Deep Discount For Benetti Luxury Yacht Charter In Mediterranean

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The 70 meter Benetti motor yacht REVERIE has announced a deeply discounted rate for charters in May  and early June – a savings of over 35%.
Waiving the regular weekly rate of 550,000 EUROS, the massive superyacht has lowered her price to 350,000 EUROS.  Running expenses, such as food, fuel, bar and dockage are additional.
Delivered in 2001 by Italy's Benetti Yachts, the  John Mumford-designed luxury yacht features seven decks, serviced by an elevator.  With accommodations for 12 passengers in 8 guest staterooms (plus a  further 2 cabins for nannies or bodyguards) and 27 crew, this prestigious yacht offers great flexibility and outstanding service for any discerning charterer.
Benetti yacht REVERIE is currently lying in Genoa, Italy, with the following firm bookings:

â–   June 16 – 23 (Rhodes / Kusadasi)
â–   July 22 – Aug 20 (Monaco / Monaco)

To book Benetti motoryacht REVERIE, contact SailAway Yacht Charters at

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Explore the Fjords on a Norway Luxury Yacht Charter

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A handful of charter yachts will be available this summer to explore the stunning landscapes and dramatic scenery are found throughout this Scandinavian country.

Motoryacht FOUR FRIENDS, an 80-foot Mangusta is scheduled to arrive in early July on Norway's west coast – within easy cruising distance of the fjords. She offers accommodations for six guests at a base rate of  €35,500 per week. For two week rentals, the owner will reduce the price by 10 per cent!  Her base rate is now €2,000 per week.

Beginning in May 2012, the 111-foot Christensen motoryacht CRISS C will travel to the Baltic Sea and Norway and will remain in the region all summer.  She is a 10 guest yacht with prices starting at €49,000 per week.
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Other yachts scheduled to be in Norway this summer include: 

â–º Motor yacht DAYDREAM -140' Christensen yacht – 10 passengers – from €82,000 per week

â–º Motor yacht GRACE – 158' Sijperda yacht – 10 passengers – from €100,000 per week


To book your luxury yacht charter vacation in Norway, contact the destination pros at SailAway at

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Fine Dining De Rigueur on Luxury Yacht Charter Vacations

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"Hi SailAway – we're considering a New England yacht charter and are wondering  if we should plan and budget for most of our dinners ashore in local hotspots and trendy restaurants. 
Thanks, Penny R."
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Dear Penny,

There are many elements of a yachting holiday that make the overall experience memorable.  Certainly a clean, luxurious yacht with a professional crew, and a great destination, like New England, go a long way in ensuring a fantastic vacation.

However, you'll be happy to know the meals and the total dining experience you can enjoy onboard will also be part of your lasting memories.

The chefs on most yachts rival the very best chefs around the world, and the meals they create are nothing short of amazing!

Peter Williams, the executive chef onboard the 191-foot motor yacht CARPE DIEM was kind enough to pass along some samples from his galley.  Take a look:



Wild mushroom, roast pumpkin, spinach & ricotta lasagne with a tomato nage  & parmesan wafer

Warm salad of lamb, arugula, artichoke, goats curd, roasted red peppers & chick peas with vincotto drizzle

Home made three cheese ravioli tossed in a tomato Napoli & fresh basil

Natural oysters with watermelon, blood orange & basil salsa

Bbq baby octopus panzanella, green olives, fetta, roasted red pepper baby spinach with lemon dressing

Fetta, parmesan, tomato & basil quiche with artichoke, crispy pancetta and caramelized onion salad with balsamic tar drizzle

Ricotta, wild mushroom lasagne



Rock Lobster tossed in a bisque cream with green pea gnocchi finished  with crisp shaved fennel & chive salad

Wild mushroom, asparagus & jindi brie cheese risotto with pine nuts, cress tendrils, and red pepper jam drizzle

Crispy skinned salmon fillet on a baked cauliflower tian, asparagus, cress and tomato salad with pomegranate & citrus drizzle

Fricelli pasta tossed with roasted peppers, olives, pumpkin, spinach, crumbled fetta & pine nut oil

Caramelized Pork belly, sweet potato gnocchi, wilted greens with sage beurre noisette

Fresh local seafood spaghetti tossed with basil, garlic, tomato, spinach & olive oil with side of aioli

 Gourmet home-made pizza

Pancetta, roasted pumpkin & olives topped with fresh arugala & fetta, tomato, roasted red pepper & basil

Chicken, prosciutto, camembert cheese with cranberry sauce & fresh avocado

Garlic & Thyme marinated Lamb fillet on a chick pea ragout with steamed broccoli & red wine jus

Grilled  tuna fillet on a truffle scented mash potato, steamed green vegetables with olive salsa & citrus beurre blanc



Crème Brule with macadamia biscotti & rhubarb compote

Sticky fig pudding with butterscotch sauce & fresh cream

Coverture chocolate torte with poached pear & candied pistachio

New York-style baked cheese cakes:
  Chocolate Oreo cheese cake
  Saffron white chocolate cheese cake
  Raspberry white chocolate cheese cake

Banana passion fruit pavlova, double cream with espresso brittle

Jindi triple cream brie, pepper wafers, spices date and pine nut pate

Milk chocolate panna cotta, dark chocolate torte with strawberry & mint salsa



Chicken & avocado Caesar with parmesan, garlic croutons, crispy bacon & home made dressing

Roasted pear, goats curd & arugala salad with orange vincotto dressing

Persian fetta, roasted pumpkin & baby spinach salad with quince vinaigrette & roasted hazelnuts

Grilled haloumi cheese, pine nuts, grape & spinach fattoush salad with preserved lemon dressing

Classic Greek salad, tomato, cucumber, roasted peppers, olives & fetta with lemon vinaigrette

Arugala, peppered mushroom & parmesan salad with Peter's homemade balsamic dressing


Today's oven fresh muffins: banana, blueberry, white chocolate & strawberry

Seven fruits fruit toast with honey & cottage cheese

Crispy bacon, scrambled eggs, oven roasted tomato & toast

Vanilla pancakes with fresh strawberries, maple syrup & cream

Corn & chive fritta with bacon, spinach, avocado salsa & balsamic glaze

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Floating City: World’s Most Expensive Superyacht

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We receive numerous inquires each summer for a yacht in Monte Carlo.  Somehow, we don't think this is what the typical luxury yacht charter customer has in mind: 
Plans are underway to build the world's first $1 billion dollar yacht.

British-based architects Yacht Island Design have come up with the concept of a James Bond-esque yacht that looks like a small city.  Motor yacht STREETS of MONACO will be a $1.1 billion project, built to resemble Monte Carlo, the municipality within the principality of Monaco, and known for its casino, luxury resorts, and annual Formula 1 Grand Prix race.
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The +500 foot yacht will feature four levels and boast a casino, go-kart circuit, tennis courts, and multiple pools with swim-up Jacuzzi bars. Plans also include a massive dining room with underwater views.  Rather than having traditional decks, the vessel will have buildings, including a replica of Monaco’s famed Hotel de Paris.
Upper and lower living areas will be connected via a grand atrium. Seven guest suites, a library, and cinema will be situated in the lower level.   The owner's suite, a three-story, 4,800 square-foot area, and an entertainment salon will make up the upper level.
“It is basically a floating city,” according to company director Rob McPherson. “The design theme called for a unique yacht that reflected the style and sophistication of the principality.”


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High Performance Pershing 115 Now Available for Italian Yacht Charter

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Italian Riviera motor yacht charter MISTRAL 55 Pershing 115 50 knot mediterrean charteryacht

After a major refit in 2011, the Pershing 115 motor yacht MISTRAL 55 will be available for the first time as a charter yacht this summer, along the Italian Riviera.

While there are many 35 meter yachts available for hire, few can offer the performance of  a Pershing 115.  Featuring twin 3,700hp MTU diesel engines linked to a 5,100hp Vericor TF 50 gas turbine, motor yacht MISTRAL 55 can reach an impressive top speed of 50 knots.
Charter accommodations are offered for 8 guests in 1 master, 1 double, and 2 twin staterooms.
Based in San Remo, Italy, this high-speed open yacht is available in the Mediterranean from € 70,000 per week in the low season and € 90,000 per week in the high season. 


To rent a private yacht in Italy, contact SailAway Yacht Charters at


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Italian Style Defines Benetti Yacht Charter Fleet

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Benetti Yachts  – For Hire (The Newest and Largest Yachts) 

*  64.50 meter Benetti motor yacht SILVER ANGEL (2009)
*  63.00 meter Benetti motor yacht 11-11 (2015)
*  62.00 meter Benetti motor yacht MINE GAMES (2010)
*  60.95 meter Benetti motor yacht DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER (2011)
*  60.00 meter Benetti motor yacht SWAN (2011)

Benetti Yachts
– The Story

In the international luxury auto industry, one country is synonymous with trendsetting fashion and style:  Italy.  Ferrari…Maserati…Lamborghini…  The mere mention of these names evokes images of automobiles designed with sleek exteriors and sophisticated interiors.

The same Italian tradition of excellence and sophistication rings true in the world of yachting: Benetti Yachts. 

The Benetti Shipyard is one of the oldest yacht building yards in the world. Founded by Lorenzo Benetti in 1873 the was directed after his death by his sons Gino and Emilio.  They renamed the yard Fratelli Benetti and soon gained recognition outside the waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

In the early 1980’s Azimut SpA took over the yard’s management under the name, Azimut Benetti Group.  For the past six years, Benetti Yachts has been the largest shipyard in the world in terms of production.

Today, Benetti builds elegant, stylistic yachts from three shipyards in Italy –  Viareggio, Fano and Leghorn.  Composite motor yachts are offered from 93? to 164? while fully custom steel and aluminum motor yachts start at 47 meters.

There have been dozens of high-quality Benetti yachts produced over the years and accordingly there are a large number of Benetti yacht charter vessels available for hire.


Experience the finest in Italian luxury and style on a Mediterranean yacht odyssey.  To book your Mediterranean luxury yacht charter, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at

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Lights Out: Underwater Lights Let Luxury Yacht Charter Vessels Glow

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First the incandescent light bulb, then CFLs, and now LED lighting.  With homes, cars, and businesses on the path to energy conservation, we knew it wouldn't be long before the yachting industry was in step with the mainstream.  And with the flair that defines today's modern vessels, the yacht industry has put its signature stamp of style on the use of colored ambient lighting – underwater lights.  Green yachting, James Bond gadget style.
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A week ago, the newest launch at Heesen Yachts, 47 meter Heesen yacht LADY PETRA was presented to her new owners and guests at a night-time ceremony – with a full array of underwater lights reflecting off the yacht's gleaming white hull.  
Even a few vessels designed for sail boat charters have installed lights below the waterline. The 178-foot Alloy sail yacht TIARA recently installed lights. Yacht TIARA is a certified PADI scuba center, which means charter clients can now enjoy night dives with dramatic underwater illumination.
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Motor yacht LADY PETRA is one of many motoryachts featuring dramatic underwater lighting systems.   Other well-known charter vessels featuring underwater lights include, 45 meter Feadship motor yacht HARLE, 60 meter Lürssen motor yacht SOLEMATES, and 34 meter Broward motor yacht ISLAND TIME.


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