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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Hubba-Bubba! 100 foot Hargrave Motoryacht Available For Florida Yacht Charter

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When we first chartered this beautiful 100ft Hargrave motoryacht, she was named motor yacht KATINA, and owned by a former NFL All-Pro linebacker (and a runner-up contestant on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars).   Though the football star no longer owns her, motor yacht DA BUBBA as she is now named, is as beautiful as the day she was launched. 

 
Photograph of motoryacht DA BUBBA underway. Black bottom, white superstructure, turquoise waters, waves lapping at the bow.

This 100 ft Hargrave yacht calls South Florida its home port, and her talented crew of  4 are eager to offer Florida Keys as well as Bahamas yacht charter vacations throughout 2013.Hargrave yacht DA BUBBA can accommodate up to 8 guests in 4 staterooms.

Captain Brandon Washington has a professional crew of 3. They take great care of their superyacht charter guests.

Hargrave yachts are comfort-built.  They are also popular with small to medium sized families looking to escape to the Bahamas for a long weekend.  M/Y DA BUBBA will fill a void recently created by the departure of two other same-sized Hargrave yachts leaving the charter market.  Specifically, motor yacht SEAFARER and Hargrave yacht COCKTAILS.

 
Current Bookings:
March 30 –  April 6, 2013    Nassau-Nassau
Rates:
$42,500 per week, plus expenses for 6 guests
$45,000 per week, plus expenses for 7-9 guests
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Natural Gas Plays Into Luxury Yacht Charter Vessels

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NATURAL GAS

As fuel costs continue to rise, improving the energy efficiency of power generation on superyacht vessels has become a priority. Natural gas is a natural.  Engine manufacturers are now working hand-in-hand with naval architects to ensure the next generation of  the world’s largest yachts are more efficient than present day vessels.

A blue gas flame in the shape of a US dollar symbol, floating above a silver gas release valve

 

COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENTS

Jana Sheeder, President of SailAway Yacht Charters and 1-800 Yacht Charters and luxury yacht charter industry maven, reports there is great promise in the use of natural gas.

“We see dual fuel engines as a developing trend; engines that can run on either natural gas or diesel fuel,” says Sheeder. “Converting an existing diesel engine to operate in a dual capacity is a fairly simple procedure. The biggest challenge for existing yachts is where to find room for the natural gas tank storage. This will be less of an issue for new-builds, as naval architects can design storage space at the inception.”

 

MANUFACTURERS USING NATURAL GAS IN YACHTS

Several manufacturers are already marketing gas conversion systems for Caterpillar generators, and Caterpillar, itself, is committed to build duel fuel engines for the future. Joel Feucht, an energy director at Caterpillar reports the company is, “All-in” on gas.  “We are going to invest because we see a global market long term. Large engines are going gas. It’s not debatable; it’s our conclusion.”


HOW TO RENT A YACHT THAT USES NATURAL GAS?

In conclusion, for your next vacation, rent a private yacht. Set your own pace.  To book your yacht charter, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Popular Caribbean Yacht Charter Superyacht Sets Course for Asia

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TWIZZLE HEADS TO ASIA

She spends two years in the traditional cruising grounds of the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Now it’s time for a change.  The 2010 Royal Huisman sail yacht TWIZZLE embarked upon an ambitious Far Eastern cruise.  Asia yacht charter vacations sound unique and exciting.

ITINERARY ASIA

Commencing with her recent appearance at the 2012 Asia Rendezvous, the 57.5 meter yacht TWIZZLE is now in Phuket – in position for exploring the Andaman Sea through April 2013.  The skipper’s planned itinerary includes Thailand, Burma, Andaman Islands, Malaysia and Singapore yacht charter options.

Photo of sailboat Twizzle underway. View from side profile, with 3 sails deployed. Mountains in background. Dark blue water. Waves lapping at side of yacht.


PREVIOUS BLOG POST

We first introduced S/Y TWIZZLE to our readers in January 2011 as part of a blog about her British Interior design team, Redman Whiteley Dixon.

 

AWARD-WINNING YACHT

In May that year, we saw this magnificent luxury sailing charter vessel with her towering and graceful lines win a judge’s commendation in London at the sixth annual World Superyacht Awards.In addition to her numerous awards for design and construction, she has impressed scores of charter guests as a fast, yet comfortable passage-maker. No doubt, Asian yacht charter enthusiasts will reach the same conclusions this spring.

HOW TO RENT A YACHT IN ASIA

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Turkey Yacht Charter Stalwart Repositions to Far East

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TURKEY YACHT CHARTER

Joining a growing list of superyachts willing to reposition from traditional charter destinations, Motor yacht SEQUEL P is now available from Phuket, and is offering a reduced rental rate.
 
SEQUEL P luxury motor yacht charter Turkey Eastern Mediterranean charters

SUPERYACHT SEQUEL P

Well known in Turkey and throughout the eastern Mediterranean, the 55 meter M/Y SEQUEL P hopes to lure clients with a reduced rate of $290,000 per week (her regular rate is $350,000 per week). With interest in Thailand yacht charters growing, many yachts have abandoned the traditional cruising grounds of the Caribbean and the Mediterranean for the allure of the Far East, and Indian Ocean yacht charters, including the beautiful Andaman Islands and the Mergui Archipelago.

 

ABOUT THE YACHT

charter a yacht powerboat SEQUEL P motor yacht charter Far East Phuket Thailand

Launched June, 2009 in Turkey.  She is built by fabled yard Proteksan Turquoise Yachts Inc.  Yacht SEQUEL P accommodates 12 guests.  She presents special features. For example, zero speed stabilizers for comfort at anchor, amazing deck spaces, and a full gymnasium.  In addition, she carries  numerous water toys, and a trained masseuse.

HOW TO CHARTER A SUPERYACHT

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