The owner of a 45 meter Heesen motoryacht wants to see you on the red carpet at theCannes Film Festival, and hopes a30% charter discount will convince you to attend the soiree.
Mediterranean yacht charter stalwart, motor yacht SEA DWELLER is available for theCannes Film Festivalas well as the Monaco Grand Prix, at a rate of $21,000 USD per day, with a minimum 5 day rental. Her regular daily rate is $30,000 USD.
Built by Heesen, a leading Dutch builder of superyacht vessels. Motor yacht SEA DWELLER was refit to spectacular condition in 2011.
She accommodates 10 guests sleeping. In specific, 12 guests cruising, total.
Her cabin configuration includes a master suite with king double. Her ensuite bath has a jacuzzi tub, shower, and twin sinks.
Two queen double cabins have ensuite showers.
Ensuite showers also exist in her 2 twin cabins.
The perfect yacht for social functions, there is ample deckspace for up to 80 guests for cocktail parties. This scenario perfectly exemplifies while dockside in Cannes or along the quay in Monaco. NOTE: Actual headcount for static event yacht charters is subject to Owner’s final approval.
It seems each spring, one of our most popular blog topics is the year’s trends in swimwear.
Our readers hope to learn about the newest Feadship yacht charter vessel to launch. You will need to wait a few days while we help the ladies get a jump on this summer’s hottest swimsuit fashions.
Editor’s note– the trend toward one-piece swimsuits that we saw in 2012 is continuing to grow as stylish celebrities, from full-figured girls like Beyonce to the ultra-slim Taylor Swift, are rocking one-piece bathing suits known as “maillots.” With so many A-listers going with one-piece suits, department stores and boutiques are stocking more monokinis and fewer bikinis. The New York Post reports one-piece swimsuit sales are up around 20 percent in local New York shops.
In a salute to the maillot trend, here are our 2013 seasonal favorites.
NORMA KAMALI Vogue Lycra Collection(from $155 at Sacks Fifth Avenue)
We’ve grown accustomed to seeing photos of Beyonce onboard Caribbean yacht charter vessels wearing casual daywear; but you can’t stay onboard all day, especially when the warm waters of St Barts are calling. Here’s Beyonce in a stylish Norma Kamali one piece:
Online — VICTORIA’S SECRET Very Sexy Collection (from $138 online)
The lingerie company brings us monokinis that play it cool – not too bare and not too spare. The sequin one-piece lets you take the plunge in this daring little black suit. Shimmery sequins add dazzle to the curve-loving silhouette. Designed in luxe Italian fabric for a silky-soft feel. From the exclusive Very Sexy collection of glamorous swimwear by Victoria’s Secret – perfect for statement-making style in St Tropez during a Mediterranean yacht charter holiday this summer.
Nordstrom — HERVE LEGER Cross Front Bandage Monokini ($740 at Nordstrom)
Super pricey and super chic, this ultimate designer suit is best for those who can afford to rent the newest and largest yachts in the world. By famed French designer, Leger, this striking suit features crisscross panels to create the daring curve-flaunting cutouts, with a low-cut back. Imported and made of Polyester/nylon/spandex (hand wash only).
Q: I’ve read a few yachting articles that referred to superyachts seeking new cruising grounds as an alternative to the traditional “Milk Run.” What is a milk run in yachting? Amy S.
A: Thank you for your question, Amy. Let’s start with a quick peek at the definition of milk run in an online dictionary.
“Milk Run” – Noun…A routine, uneventful journey.
In the world of megayacht rental vacations, there are two primary offerings that account for the bulk of the charter business: Caribbean yacht charter vacations in the winter and spring, and Mediterranean yacht charter vacations in the summer and early fall.
Caribbean yacht charter scenery
WHAT DO CHARTER CLIENTS WANT?
Charter clients are like most other travelers – they want to “get away,” but most prefer to get to their intended destination quickly.
For North Americans, this means a short flight to the balmy Caribbean to sail, cruise, and visit islands like St. Thomas and St Barts.
The same holds true for Europeans, who can take drive or take a train to seaport destinations like St. Tropez, Positano, or Monaco.
CROSS THE POND
Like any business, demand dictates the industry. First, the owners of the megayachts instruct their crews to position in the Caribbean for winter/spring. Second, they “cross the pond.” Third, they reposition in the south of France or Monaco for the summer season.
Thus, it is this routine, somewhat uneventful journey between the Caribbean and the Mediterranean that boaters refer to as the, “Milk Run.”
Side notes: A handful of yacht owners have recently made efforts to entice potential customers to break away from the traditional cruising grounds, and consider yachting holidays in more exotic locales. Some of the new up and coming destinations include:
The Pay It Forward and Random Acts of Kindness are critical and a part of everyday life to the team at 1-800 Yacht Charters, led by Jana Sheeder, President.
“It’s wonderful to be a part of a huge Kindness effort,” says Sheeder.
HOLLYWOOD FILMMAKER JOINS IN
That said, Hollywood filmmaker James Cameron has bequeathed his DEEPSEA CHALLENGER submarine. T lucky recipient is The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Massachusetts. The sub helps researchers there better understand life in Earth’s last unexplored frontier.
In March, 2012, Cameron bested Branson and the underdog Lahey in a race to be the first explorer of the ocean deadliest trench in half a century. Cameron plunged about seven miles to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific ocean. Specifically where temperatures are near freezing and the bone-crushing pressure is one thousand times greater than that at sea level.
HOW HAS THE FILMMAKER NOW HELPED?
Cameron donated the sub. But that’s not all. Additionally, Cameron will give nearly $1 million to help WHOI scientists and engineers. The funds enable them to avail the sub’s technology for deep-sea exploration.
“We’ve been sure to fund this enough that there are enough people and resources available to write this up, publish it, and therefore have it available,” Cameron said during a recent roundtable discussion in New York City with WHOI scientists. “To me, that’s an infinitely better outcome than [the sub] sitting dormant until I’m done with my next two movies, and maybe it comes to the tech community five or six years down the line when it’s already obsolete.”
Award-winning Royal Huisman sail yachtTWIZZLEon display at the recent Singapore Yacht Show 2013. She hopes to garner interest in the South East Asia yacht charter business.
The 57 meter Dutch-built luxury sailing charter vessel presents a unique itinerary. She is the latest example of the superyachts venturing off the traditional Mediterranean-Caribbean, “Milk Run.“
Royal Huisman’s commercial manager is Evert van Dishoeck. Evert commented:
The sailing superyacht market is a niche market, but we have had a lot of interest here at the (Singapore) show. It was a great opportunity to be able to display a unique yacht such as TWIZZLE…(she) truly combines the best of both worlds – the excitement of sailing, combined with the space, luxury and all amenities of a large motor yacht.”
“In Asia, there is a saying ‘every long march starts with a first step.’“
Superyacht YOGI saga continues. Last February, we reported on the sinking of motor yacht YOGI, a 62 meter Mediterranean yacht charter vessel, that sank off the coast of Greece.
Built in Turkey by Proteksan Turquoise, motor yacht YOGIsank between the islands of Skyros and Psara, 19 nautical miles off the Greek coast. All on board were safely evacuated from the yacht by helicopters.
A year later, the French Bureau d’enquetes sur les événements de Mer announcement comes. In specific, they confirmed that the report on the sinking of superyacht Yogi will be published by the end of this week or next.
WHAT CAUSED THE SINKING?
The cause of the sinking is still unknown. Hellenic Coast Guard criminal investigation launching into the incident comes soon. Specifically, after the issuance of the accident report.
Mayday is an emergency distress signal used in radio communications.
The term comes from the French word, “m’aider” (pronounced “mayDAY”). As a distress call, it is always repeated 3 times. It is universally recognized. When only used once (as in, “Mayday,” versus “Mayday Mayday Mayday”), it is used to discuss an actual distress call that is under investigation.
DOES IT MEAN THE SAME THING IN FRENCH?
M’aider in French means “help me.” In France, it is not considered a distress call. It is a commonplace “help me,” as in, “can you help me do this?”
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