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Monthly Archives: August 2012

64 Meter Benetti Luxury Yacht Charter Vessel Relocates To Indian Ocean

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As more travelers clamor for unique vacation destinations, a stalwart vessel of the Mediterranean yacht charter fleet announced plans to relocate to the Indian Ocean for the upcoming winter season.
 
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Benetti motor yacht SILVER ANGEL will be based in the Seychelles and will be available for hire as early as the first week of December. Charters in the Maldives will also be considered.

Launched in 2009, the 211 foot yacht SILVER ANGEL was built by the famed Italian shipyard, Benetti.  Accommodations for a maximum 12 guests are available in 7 guest cabins.  A crew complement of 21 is onboard to operate the vessel and pamper her guests.

 
Winter rental rates are set at USD $450,000 per week plus running expenses.  For charters in the Maldives, a relocation fee of approx $22,000 should cover the fuel for the 3-day delivery from the Seychelles to the Maldives.

"Motor yacht SILVER ANGEL is specifically designed for first class cruising," states Jana Sheeder, President of SailAway.  "We are excited to offer our clients the opportunity to relax onboard one of the largest yachts in the world, in the eco-unique setting of the Indian Ocean."


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BLISSful: Mediterranean Sailboat Offers Gr8 Rates

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Profile photograph of a sailboat underway. There is a mountain in the back right side of the photo.

Sailboat yacht charter

The owner of a beautiful 3 meter sailing yacht is offering two specials to encourage summer charters in the Western Mediterranean.

Sail yacht BLISS, launched in 2009 is offering 7 days for the price of 6 or 10 days for the price of 8 on any charters booked by August 15th.
Regular readers of our blog are certainly familiar with BLISS.  Her owner understands the challenges of the current global economy and regularly offers great deals to encourage new customers.
Led by Captain Andrew Sheltrum and a crew of 4, the 37-meter (121’) luxury sloop BLISS was  designed by Dubois Naval Architects and constructed by Yachting Developments NZ.  S/Y BLISS is considered one of the finest vessels built in her category in recent years.The yacht features an ideal blend of comfort, style and speed, making her suitable for both racing and sail boat charters.

RATES AND BOOKING CALENDAR

Summer 2012 

  • EUROS 70,000 August
  • EUROS 65,000 September, October

  • Bookings:
    Firm         31 Jul – 15 Aug      Calvi / Pta Ala

    Option        1-8 Oct                 Slovenia / Croatia

HOW TO BOOK A SAILBOAT YACHT CHARTER

To charter Mediterranean luxury #yachtcharter sail boat BLISS or any other private yacht, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters by clicking HERE.

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Celebrate A Kiwi New Year on 42 meter Luxury Yacht Charter Vessel

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Hoping repeat charter clients have tired of spending New Year’s Eve anchored in St Barts, one megayacht owner has decided to reposition his superyacht to New Zealand to ring in the new year. 

Aerial rear quart photograph of yacht Ninkasi. Navy blue hull, red waterline, and white superstructure.  The back of the yacht is open to reveal the toy garage.

The 42 meter Mediterranean yacht charter vessel, motor yacht NINKASI, has announced plans to relocate to Auckland, New Zealand in December, for Christmas, New Years, and the winter charter season.

Danish-built by Holland Jachtbouw in 2010, motor yacht NINKASI offers accommodations for
10 guests in 5 Cabins. 

Her price is set for all seasons at $160,000 per week plus running expenses.

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For further details or to book your New Year’s Yacht Charter, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at 305-720-7245 or info@1800yachtcharters.com 

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Feadship Yacht Design Concept

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Grey, blue, and white drawing of a concept design of a yacht bridge. There are two drawings, one a little above the other.

Feadship Yacht Bridge Concept

Every year, the proud design team at Feadship unveils a concept model at the Monaco Yacht Show.

Our “spies” tell us this year’s show, scheduled for September 19-22, will once again feature a new design by the fabled Dutch builder, but with a twist – a client will be on hand.   After catching a sneak peak of the new concept model, it seems the luxury yacht charter builder has taken superyacht styling to a new level.  Features will include a radical new bridge layout and a feadship bridge layout spectacular crow’s nest.

During the show, Feadship’s newest client will be present to answer questions about this yet-to-be-named project.

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Force Blue Up Front at Venice Intl Film Festival

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Photograph of a motoraycht with a dark blue hull and white superstructure. The yacht is moving toward the lower right side of the picture. There is a mountain with white sand at the base in the background.

FORCE BLUE Motoryacht

Just received word from the owner of a massive superyacht looking to make a splash at the upcoming Venice Film Festival.Motor yacht FORCE BLUE, has a secured berth in the first row of the “Pali della Salute” (in front of Piazza San Marco) from 29th August to 8th September.

Imagine walking down the passarelle of a 207′  yacht, and stepping onto the red carpet at one of the world’s premier film festivals!

Thanks to her massive deck space and huge volumes, yacht FORCE BLUE can host receptions for  130 guests along the quay, as well as formal lunches/dinners for up to 60 guests (seated on upper aft deck only).

Seemingly designed for entertaining, M/Y FORCE BLUE boasts amazing extra features:

  • Huge spa with beautician/masseuse onboard
  • Steam shower in spa
  • Hammam turkish shower
  • Mud bath
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Hydro massage
  • Massage room
  • Fully-equipped gym (Punch ball, Leg press, Leg extension, Kinesis, Bicycle, Step, Treadmill, Power Plate, Weights & bench)
  • Cinema room
  • Disco
  • Water toys
  • Elevator

The 69th Venice International Film Festival, organized by La Biennale di Venezia, will run at Venice Lido August 29th through September 8th, 2012.  This is the perfect venue for Mediterranean yacht charter guests.The festival’s aim is to promote the various aspects of international cinema in all its forms: as art, entertainment and as an industry. Retrospectives and film homages are integral to the festival as a contribution towards raising awareness of the history of cinema.

HOW TO RENT A YACHT

To charter motoryacht FORCE BLUE, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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How To Checkmate in One Move…Rent This Luxury Yacht Charter Vessel

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Photograph of a dark hulled yacht on the right side of the frame, and Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas on the left

Profile of CHECKMATE superyacht at Atlantis, Bahamas

NEW BENETTI YACHT ENTERS CHARTER

A brand new Benetti yacht charter vessel entered the market. She checkmates the competition.

VISION

The stunning 145’ Benetti Vision motoryacht arrived to her proud owner. This happens in time to capture the late summer season in the Med.  Accommodations available for 10 to 12 guests in 5 staterooms.

WIDE ANGLE LENS

Similarly, like a wide angle camera lens, the on-deck master suite offers 180 degree panoramic views. They are  bathed in natural light.  Likewise, all guest accommodations feature massive windows. Guests can enjoy the beautiful scenery while underway or at anchor.

INTERIOR DESIGN

The yacht’s elegant interior was designed by Italy’s Francois Zuretti and is best described as “contemporary chic.” The décor blends Cherry and Burr-Madrona woods with beautiful Italian marble throughout. 

 

COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENTS

Per Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters

“Our yacht charter fleet heartily welcomes superyacht CHECKMATE as a beautiful addition for discriminating clientele. “

 

WATERTOY STORAGE

No watertoys store on the massive Sun Deck.  This makes it a great area for sun worshippers.  The nearby bridge deck Skylounge boasts one of the most impressive features –  aft doors that recess to create an incredible 270 degree al fresco dining experience! 

 

RATE

The inaugural rental rate for the summer 2012 season is $145,000.  This is a good value.  It is a rarity in the Med.  Most Med yachts price in Euros..

HOW TO BOOK CHECKMATE

For more information about motor yacht CHECKMATE, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters today.

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Luggage Finder with Flashing LED Lights

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We’ve all done it.  You race off of a flight to get to the baggage claim area and stake out a spot near the carousel door. Your heart rate climbs as you wait…and wait…and wait for your luggage to pop out through the conveyor belt doors and onto the carousel.

Wasn’t the whole point of taking a Caribbean yacht charter vacation was to leave the stress of the real world behind? Yet here you are, hours from boarding your crewed catamaran charter vessel in the Virgin Islands, and your eyes are glued to the carousel at Cyril E. King airport in St. Thomas.  You watch the bags of other passengers go by, with your bag nowhere in sight.

You think, “Did my luggage make it? Is it still in good shape? Did someone grab my bags???”

Fortunately, the Easy2Pick Wireless Luggage Finder System and the L.E.D. IT BE Easy2Pick Luggage Finder can make it easy and stress-free to quickly locate your bags upon arrival.

The Easy2Pick Wireless Luggage Finder System has two parts – a luggage tag (transmitter) and a remote receiver. It beeps and flashes a red light when your bag is within 100 feet. The L.E.D. IT BE Easy2Pick Luggage Finder, on the other hand, uses 4 LED lights that flash only after your luggage has arrived.

Photograph of the Easy2Pick Wireless Luggage Finder System. All of the pieces are sitting on a table. There are 6 pieces.

Easy2Pick Wireless Luggage Finder System

The flashing LED tag has a photo electric sensor that senses when your tagged luggage is in the cargo of the plane. It measures factors such as light, altitude, and noise. You get up to 16 different combinations of colors with the 4 LED’s, so you can set the color of the flashing lights to your own preferences.

The suggested MSRP for Easy2Pick is $24.95 for one tag and is available on Amazon.

FREE GIFT WITH RENTAL

Reserve your next luxury yacht charter with 1-800 Yacht Charters, and we’ll send you an Easy2Pick Wireless Luggage Finder, with our compliments. Charters must take place prior to December 31, 2012.

HOW TO RENT A YACHT

For further details, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Portable Sea Cabana – Newest Gadget To Hit Luxury Yacht Charter Market

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Photograph of an open refrigerated area of a floating sea cabana. The box contains multiple bottles of wine, and it has a teak lid that is open. There are golden yellow pontoons on both sides of the cooler, that form the sides of the floating pavillion. A silver and teak step ladder into the water leads down into the water from behind the cooler.On the heels of our recent blog about  the new beach club decks on the newest superyacht vessels, reader Dave V. sends us a text message about a portable version:
“Saw floating cabana behind greek boat. 2 cool 4 wrdz…C the photo.”  
We looked at the picture Dave had snapped, and he was right – it seems yacht owners
wanting to give their guests the option to indulge in off-board relaxation
can now do so by offering use of a portable sea cabana. 
Designed by the USA-based ParrLuxe  company, the cabana is intended as a solution to the problem of guests on large charter yachts having to walk up several levels to sunbathe, and then down the same levels to access a swim platform for a dip in the sea.
With room for 15 to 20 people, the cabana inflates in 15 minutes from a small air compressor, and comes complete with wraparound seating, a stainless steel swim ladder with teak steps, and a rigid carbon-fiber canopy frame.

ParrLuxe also offers a cabana with a natural swimming-pool option – a net-covered hole in the floor of the cabana lets in sea water, while keeping out jellyfish.

As our reader Dave pointed out, the cabana can also be tethered behind a boat, making it
ideal for children to use.
The “Sea Cabana” is available in black, white, and turquoise, and is priced at $35,000.

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Top 3 Beaches To Visit On A Luxury Yacht Charter Vacation

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Photograph of a woman in a black bikini who is floating in the water off of a beach. The beach is clear turquoise. The sand in the background is bright white. The trees are lush and green. Tropical photo.


Every year, numerous travel magazines and websites put together lists of the top 10 beaches in the world.  Our charter department decided to chime in on the never-ending debate about the best beaches, but we wanted to add a little twist.
Since the vast majority of yachting vacations, bareboat yacht charters, crewed catamaran charters, etc. take place in the Caribbean, we decided to focus on the very best beaches found in the balmy Caribbean – sandy destinations that you can reach BY BOAT


Of  course, this will probably set off a series of text messages and emails, debating the merits of the Caribbean beaches, as compared to the South Pacific and elsewhere.  Good – that’s the way we like it!!!  Let us here from you if we’ve missed a great beach in the Caribbean…or elsewhere.


Our top three beaches:

Photograph of 4 wild horses (3 brown and 1 white) walking down the beach, with the ocean, turquoise water, and deep blue sky in the background

SIP SIP BEACH (Harbour Island, Eleuthera, Bahamas)  – the sand is pink, not white. Very few residents and even fewer tourists. No big buildings or hotels to block your views. Amazing.  On top of that, where else can you sit on a beach towel and have wild horses meander by???

FLAMENCO BEACH (Culebra, Spanish Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico) – so many boaters plan Virgin Islands yacht charters yet never go beyond the confines of the USVI and the BVI. The nearby Spanish Virgin Islands are a hidden gem with few visitors Photograph of a sandy beach and turquoise water to the right of it. In the background are lush green trees
on weekdays (but boaters from the mainland of  Puerto Rico do invade on the weekends)..  In a nearly waveless, sheltered cove, Flamenco Beach is long, wide, and surrounded by greenery. Fish swim right up to the edge of the water, which is waist deep for quite a stretch and has at least 20 yards of crystal clear visibility underwater. 
 Aerial photo of a white sand beach (center), palm trees and greenery (right), and a few sailboats anchored in the water (left).
JAMESBY BEACH (Jamesby Island, Tobago Cays, Grenadines) – the Tobago Cays are an archipelago of five tiny, uninhabited islands.  Protected by a horseshoe reef, the eponymous-named beach is small but visually breathtaking.  By the way, there is only one way to get there – by boat…  😉
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Yacht Charter Vessels Add Hidden Beach Decks

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Photograph of the back of a yacht. The area is called the Beach Club.  It is deck with chairs, a bar, and teak wood flooring. It is simply an additional room on the yacht.

Beach Club

As a kid, I used to love going to the beach on Key Biscayne in Miami.  The concession stand had the best sno-cones in town, and the long, paved path along the edge of the beach was the perfect place to ride my bicycle.  

 
Sometimes my dad would rent a public cabana for the day, where we could change into our bathing suits, sit in the shade to escape the sun, or draw the curtains to take a nap – away from the crowds on the beach. 
 
The concept (and benefits) of a cabana has finally made its way into the world of yachting, as more and more of the world’s largest yachts now feature “Beach Clubs” – small, private decks that fold out or pop open when the yacht is at anchor. 
 
Located along the sides or aft areas of many new yachts, these beach clubs offer quiet spaces where charter guests can relax, away from the main entertainment spaces of the yacht.  Most feature large oversized chairs, couches, and massage tables, as well as entertainment options such as flat panel televisions and stereos linked to the yacht’s central entertainment system.    
 
Some of the winter Caribbean yacht charter vessels featuring beach clubs include motor yacht SYCARA V, motor yacht IMAGINE, and motor yacht HARBOUR ISLAND.
 
In an ever-hectic world, expect to see more and more yachts adding private areas for personal retreat and relaxation onboard.

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