An association of charter brokers has announced an award to recognize luxury sailing charter vessels who adopt eco-friendly practices.
SAVE THE BLUE
The Charter Yacht Brokers Association International (CYBA) has launched the 2012 “Save the Blue”awards, as a continuation of the organization’s green initiative to reduce plastic water bottle waste by encouraging yachts to produce their own onboard purified drinking water.
YACHTS GO GREEN
Vessels available for charter can qualify for the award by meeting at least seven of the thirty criteria that CYBA has listed in an online survey. Many of the criteria are simple to implement and include green practices such as using biodegradable cleaners, buying sustainable seafood, and using recyclable shopping bags.
“By undertaking a few simple eco-friendly practices, the fleet of yachts for hire in the Caribbean can make a dramatic impact on the island environment. Our Team commends CYBA’s efforts.”
CYBA is hopeful these awards inspire others. For instance, captains, crews and owners. The association wants them to take more steps. In specific, to go green. Qualifying vessels are recognized at the upcoming charter industry winter shows in St. Thomas, Tortola, and Antigua.
Special mention will be given. Specifically, to the “Most Eco-friendly Sailing Yacht”
Lovers of classic sailboats take delight. The spectacular sail yacht GERMANIA NOVA announces something. In specific, she plans to reposition in time for the Caribbean yacht charter winter season.
LUXURY SAIL YACHT
We first profiled yacht GERMANIA NOVA in June 2011. A replica of the Max Oertz-designed and Germaniawerft-built racing schooner Germania. A 1908 build, now 60 meter GERMANIA NOVA provides guests the same opportunity. Specifically, to experience the joys of sailing in a bygone era. She is currently available for year end rental. Her rates are
€80,000 per week for Christmas/New Year period and €70,000 per week off season
“We want to thank you and your amazing Crew for a trip of a lifetime. Our 8 days aboard motor yacht SHERAKHAN will forever be remembered and revered as beyond exceptional.
We decided to charter SHERAKHAN because of the ship’s ability to sleep more than twenty guests and the crew was to be amazing. I would like to confirm that the ship is beyond beautiful and the crew is beyond anything I have ever experienced. Chefs Mark and Michael were incredible, we never wanted to eat a meal off the boat the food was so delicious! Every morning we looked forward to seeing the incredible fruit and vegetable sculptures at the buffet table. We played water sports until we couldn’t stand, had amazing massages, and played in the glass-bottom Jacuzzi. We sang Karaoke until we couldn’t sing and danced the night away under the moon and the stars.
I want to say a very heartfelt thank you to each and every member of the crew – some I only saw once or twice – others all day every day. Thank you all so much for your hard work and all of the love you put into making sure we had a trip of a lifetime.
-John B” email withheld
Glass-bottomed hot tub spa that seats 18
Motoryacht SHERAKHAN has an amazingsundeckand hot tub. She first caught attention on our blog in November 2011. We then rated the top 5 on-deck tubs on charter vessels.
The 228 foot motor yachtSHERAKHANis extremely popular with large extended families. Further, she is one of a select few vessels with the capacity to accommodate 20 to 26 guests.
This spacious yacht is in the shipyard. She finishes her winter maintenance work before relocating to the islands. In specific, before the start of theCaribbean yacht charter season. She has many improvements. For instance, all new deck furniture and new carpets throughout. Watertoys are all either being replaced or serviced to as-new condition. The Bimini cover above the on-deck hot tub is adapted to give more shade options. In addition, large modern shade parasols exist on the sun deck.
relocate to the Indian Ocean was made. Word now comes that the 228-foot motor yacht SHERAKHAN will relocate to Antarctica this winter.
Motoryacht SHERAKHAN first visited Antarctica in 2010. Her return trip will be in January and February 2013. She has two confirmed charters on the books. The superyacht will remain in Antarctica during March 2013. Specifically, if there is additional charter interest. There is another option. In specific, the owner is considering is a relocation to Chile, Patagonia, or the Brazilian Amazon. She plans to accommodate requests for charters through April.
SUMMER TRAVEL FOR 26 GUESTS
In May, the megayacht will travel to the Mediterranean for the summer 2013 charter season.
This custom-built 70 meter vessel is ideal for large families or corporate incentive charters. Moreover, she is able to accommodate as many as 26 guests. Amenities include a spa deck. In addition, an impressive two-level dining room, and an extra-large hot tub on the sun deck.
The owner of the 72 meter motor yacht TITANIA has announced a unique itinerary, along with a special reduced rate for a two week cruise.
Fusing together Eastern and Western Mediterranean cultures, superyacht TITANIA is set to embark upon a 2-week odyssey from Naples, Italy to Istanbul, Turkey, October 6 to 22, 2012.Charter guests can visit and explore the magical islands of Stromboli, Corfu, Santorini, Crete, Mykonos and Rhodes.
WHAT DOES THE ITINERARY INCLUDE?
For this special itinerary and these set dates, the owner has reduced the charter price from the published weekly rate of €550,000 per week to €350,000 –a 36% reduction. At 72 meters, M/Y TITANIA is the perfect yacht for extended cruising. With seven stunning staterooms, including two magnificent master suites she comfortably accommodates up to 12 guests in complete luxury.
With two full-time experienced chefs on board, yacht TITANIA can cater to most discerning client’s needs.This Lurssen yacht charter vessel also offers the services of a beautician and a personal fitness instructor. She carries an extensive inventory of watersports equipment.
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