Our friends at Trip Advisor recently sent us an email with some stunning images of 20 awe-inspiring places you must see. The locations were selected by their members.
Several of the spots were accessible by yacht or could easily be accessed by land during a luxury yacht charter vacation.
From the locations submitted by the members, we’ve selected our favorite three for you to see:
1. PULPIT ROCK – Ryfylke, Norway.
The Pulpit Rock (“Preikestolen” in Norwegian) soars 604 meters over the Lysefjord. This flat mountain plateau, was most likely carved and formed from melting ice over 10,000 years ago.
Her yacht charter rates start at $140,000 per week, plus expenses.
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When it comes to yachting, the words, “Fast” and “Displacement” are rarely uttered in the same sentence. In part, displacement yachts tend to be built heavier and wider, to achieve maximum comfort. The tradeoff for this stability at sea has traditionally been speed.
However, one builder continues to throw convention to the wind.
Italy’s Benetti Yachts, has unveiled a third generation of fast yachts, rounding out an extensive range of vessels which currently includes class range semi-custom displacement vessels from 93′ to 145′, and custom-built megayachts starting at 45 meters.
The new Fast Displacement line of composite vessels built by Benetti in Viareggio, Italy includes two models — the Benetti F-140, first introduced in 2012, and the brand new Benetti F-125. The new line Benetti F-125 is designed to be truly versatile, offering speed when needed, but at the same time fuel efficiency and comfort.
In a recent press release, Benetti CEO Vincenzo Poerio touted the new line:
“Many of our clients have requested faster, more versatile, and efficient boats, while maintaining the same level of comfort and customization found in our existing yachts. The new Fast Displacement line is designed precisely in response to these requests, and it rounds out our current offering in the Class Range. We haven’t just created a new series; we have invested time and resources – combining the Benetti’s 140-years of experience in super yachts with the technological know-how of Azimut Benetti Group – to create a new way of heading out to sea.”
Comfort and luxurious European styling make Benetti yachts popular rental vessels. Italian yacht charter customers often request Benetti yachts by name.
Some of the popular Benetti yacht charter vessels include:
Motor yacht SILVER ANGEL – designed specifically for extensive long-range cruising
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In 2010, we took a look at efforts to control the invasion of lionfish in the Florida Keys. Recent reports paint a disturbing picture – efforts to control the population have not been successful.
According to Oregon State scientist Stephanie Green, “There is strong evidence that the lionfish is having negative effects on the native population. We don’t see any signal that anything is controlling lionfish population.”
The problem is simple – lionfish, native to the western Pacific Ocean, have no natural predators in the
Atlantic Ocean. They live up to 15 years, and one female can produce as many as 2 million eggs in one year.
“Many of our Florida yacht charter clients, as well as many bareboat charterers, are avid divers,” reports Jana Sheeder, President and Owner of 1-800 Yacht Charters. “We are hearing more and more tales of multiple lionfish on the reefs in the Florida Keys, as well as the in the cruising grounds in the nearby Bahamas.”
Affordable airfare from just about anywhere in the United States makes Miami and the Florida Keys an excellent venue for a domestic yachting holiday. Learn more by contacting 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/
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Hoping to lure interest in a year end Caribbean yacht vacation, the classic replica schooner GERMANIA NOVA has announced a special price offer.
Book an Antigua yacht charter vacation before October 31, 2013 and receive a 16% discount off the regular high season winter price.
Guests will pay $80,000 per week for either a Christmas or New Year’s booking. Her regular rate is $95,000 per week (all rates are plus running expenses).
After October 31st, the rates will return to the standard, published prices:
$95,000 per week (High Season)
$75,000 per week (Low Season)
A replica of a classic racing schooner, sail yacht GERMANIA NOVA entered the Mediterranean yacht charter market in 2011. The original schooner was built in 1908 by Krupp shipyards and designed by Dr. Max Oertz. The modern version, the 55 meter sailing yacht GERMANIA NOVA was built in Pontevedra, Spain by Factoria Naval de Marin, and designed by Matthias Oertz and Ingo Oliver. A crew of 13 attends to a maximum 10 guests in 5 staterooms.
A true sailing yacht, guests are encouraged to pitch in to hoist the sails and assist the crew on deck!
The yacht is currently based in Antigua, at the famous Nelson’s Dockyard marina.
Come enjoy an exhilarating experience at sea. Be sure to secure your reservation before October 31st, to secure the maximum price discount.
NOTE: 1-800 Yacht Charters placed a mooring buoy over the shipwreck of the original classic sailboat Germania Nova site in Miami Florida to protect reefs and marine life and to enable boaters to tie there and snorkel the reef! It’s all about making a difference!
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This month families everywhere are carving pumpkins and making scary costumes for their children, in preparation for All Hallow’s Eve on Oct 31st. Keeping with this theme, we thought it fitting to profile a French yacht charter vessel with the perfect name – sailing yacht, HALLOWE’EN.
Hallowe’en is a classic sailing yacht designed and is as fast as any spooky goblin or ghost. She finished in 4th place overall, in a field of 68 yachts, on the 2011 AFYT racing circuit.
The yacht is available for both classic regattas (Trophée Panerai, Régates Royales de Cannes, les Voiles de Saint Tropez) as well as day charter for up to 12 guests.
With her uncluttered deck and timeless mahogany interior furnishing, SY Hallowe’en combines outstanding performance – up to 11 knots under sails – with gracious living.
Charter the ex Norwegian Racing Clubs official yacht and enjoy a unique sailing experience.
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Just in time for the winter rental season, Trinity yacht charter vessel Motoryacht CARPE DIEM has added a new toy to her watersport equipment list – a “Jetovator.”
Be warned – this toy is for designed strictly for adrenaline junkies!
The rider can also redirect the water thrust of the two front nozzles in order to maneuver the Jetovator in all directions (read between the lines – spin wildly in the air). The Jetovator can go vertical straight up to a dizzying 20-25 feet at speeds of up to 25 mph. For a wetter experience, you can take a nose-dive and actually cruise underwater (to approximately 4-5 feet deep).
Luxury motor yacht CARPE DIEM 191 can sleep 10 to 12 guests in a full-beam master stateroom on the main deck, four double guest staterooms, and a convertible gym on the lower deck. Weekly charter rates begin at $395,000 per week, plus all expenses.
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“My family is planning a Caribbean yacht charter vacation on a crewed sailboat. We’re going to start in St. Lucia and are curious how we should pack, based on the weather. Thanks, Terry K.”
Thank you for your question.
While most customers focus on St Thomas yacht rentals in the Virgin Islands, we are excited to hear that you and your family are headed further south, to enjoy a Windward Islands yacht charter. The scenery is quite different from that in the Virgin Islands — there are tall mountains, waterfalls, and rainforests – it’s truly a subtropical wonderland!
We checked with the crew of sail yacht CERULEAN, a crewed catamaran yacht charter vessel that spends the winter in the Windward Islands (also known as The Grenadines). Here are their suggestions for you:
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Founded by Friedrich Lurssen in 1875, Fr. Lürssen Werft GmbH & Co. remains a family-run yard, now in its fourth generation of private ownership. With headquarters in Bremen-Vegesack, Lurssen Yachts is renown for building some of the world’s finest luxury yachts between 33 and 200 metres, and can also lay claim to building the world’s first motor yacht in 1886. Lürssen operates 5 yards in northern Germany and employs more than 1000 craftsmen and 200 engineers.
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