Have you chartered a new private luxury yacht?
Have you been on a superyacht at the Monaco Grand Prix or relaxed at the Cannes Film Festival aboard a chartered Feadship yacht?
Have you chartered a bareboat (yacht without crew) anywhere in the world and want to share your experience with others?
Was your luxury sailing charter in St Martin the most incredible vacation you’ve ever taken?
If you have NOT yet done these things, yet have ideas for blogs you’d like to read about super yacht charters, crewed catamaran charters, yacht charters in the Bahamas, or anything related to the luxury yacht charter industry, please let us know! We will be happy to write about them (and will give you credit AND send you a special gift as a token of our appreciation for your interest)!
We’d also love for YOU to submit a guest blog to educate the internet about yacht chartering or boat rental destinations like Greece, Italy, France, The Bahamas, the Florida Keys, New England, The Intracoastal Waterway, The Virgin Islands, St. Kitts, Nevis, Tortola, the British Virgin Islands, St. Maarten, The Thousand Islands, Canada, Alaska, Sardinia, Corsica, Turkey, Thailand, Turks and Caicos, Miami, South Beach?
Join us, Guest Bloggers! Tell the world about the luxury super yacht charter industry or your vacations at sea!
Want to write a guest blog post about yacht charter vacations? Want to tell the world about the Bahamas or the Greek Islands? Want to share your experiences swimming with wild dolphins in the Bahamas aboard your yacht charter? Contact us HERE to blog with us!
I know what you’re thinking – you’re saying to yourself, “What do horse saddle pads have to do with boats, and private yacht charters, and the ocean?”
The truth is, while we love our work and are passionate about sharing the Superyacht Experience with our clients and friends, we also love to spend time away from the water – on a ranch with horses, and pastures, and clean, country air.
Last week, I noticed a stack of old saddle pads in the barn. They were still usable – soft and thick, but starting to fray on the ends.
Rather than pitch them in the trash, we came up with a good idea – a way to “recycle” the pads and put them to good use.
So, we put washed the pads, tossed them into a couple of reusable, eco-friendly 1-800 Yacht Charter “Eco-tote” bags, and took them to our local animal rescue shelter, PAWS4YOU. It turns out, saddle pads make a perfect bed for dogs!
The pads are mostly rectangular in shape, and filled with soft, cushiony fabric. The same thick fabric designed to protect a horse from the impact of a rider and saddle when riding makes a nice “bed” for a small to medium-sized dog.
Actual dog beds that you buy at a pet store are expensive and beyond the budget of most pet rescue organizations. It sure felt good when “Bernard” a rescued beagle available for adoption at PAWS4YOU came out to accept our donated saddle pads. We also had the extra satisfaction of knowing we made a difference on November 13th, World Kindness Day!!!
Our hats are tipped to the many volunteers at PAWS4YOU, and all they do to help shelter and adopt homeless and abused pets in Miami, Florida.
So, the next time you find old towels, blankets, (or, if you ride horses, a saddle pad or three) in your house (or barn), don’t throw them away. Wash them and find a local animal shelter in your community. Make a difference and donate them to help the animals!
In 1971, Memorial Day became a federal holiday in the USA, and was given the floating date of the “last Monday in May” to create a 3-day long weekend. While non-essential government offices and banks are closed on Memorial Day, most commercial and tourism-related venues are open, as Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial kickoff for the summer vacation season. MOST public beaches, state and national parks, sports venues, restaurants, amusement parks, dockside cafes, boardwalks, and public marinas are all open.
For many boaters, especially those folks in #NewEngland, #MemorialDay weekend is also the first opportunity to enjoy warmer weather at sea. Many of the private yacht charter vessels we represent arrive in Newport, Rhode Island by late May to accept 3-night bookings over the Memorial day weekend.
It’s amazing how much boating activity you can pack into a long weekend in New England. Arriving at noon in Newport, you can be underway for a short cruise to Martha’s Vineyard and arrive in time for sunset and cocktails on your superyacht’s sundeck. On Saturday, you can spend the day exploring the island, as well as some time swimming and enjoying your yacht’s water toys (waverunners, stand-up paddleboards, sup’s, glass bottomed kayaks, wakeboards, jet skis, etc.).
[Special note: MANY New England crewed yacht charter vessels have installed projection screens on deck so guests can enjoy an open-air movie night under the stars!]
A short cruise to Nantucket island early Sunday morning will give you most of the day to explore this famous island. Explore the lighthouses, rent a scooter and circle the island, or visit the whaling museum or the #Nantucket #Vineyard and Distillery – there’s too much to do!
Leave Monday for your return to Newport and enjoying all this beautiful seaside town has to offer. Shopping is superb in Newport – from jewelry to art to anything with a #nautical theme. Most of the shops are open on Memorial Day.
For active charterers, we suggest walking or riding a bike along the 3-mile Cliff Walk, which separates Newport’s famous turn-of-the-century mansions from the sea. Many of the mansions are also open for public tours, including the #Breakers, the #Elms, and #Rosecliff. These are not to be missed!
Whatever plans you have for Memorial Day weekend, remember to spend a few moments to be grateful to and remember those who bravely gave their lives in the Armed Forces of the United States of America. #gratitude