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74m Motor Yacht MOGAMBO Available for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yacht Charter, Nov 25-27, 2016

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Yas Island Marina at Abu Dhabi

The excitement of Formula 1 racing comes to Abu Dhabi this month, and the best seat in the house is undoubtedly onboard the private luxury yacht MOGAMBO.

Now moored at Yas Marina, directly adjacent to the race course, the 74m Nobiskrug yacht MOGAMBO is available for an Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yacht Charter.  Her weekly rental rate is $650,000, plus running expenses.  A 5-night minimum reservation is required, spanning the actual race dates of November 25-27.

Built in 2012, super yacht MOGAMBO looks better than ever, having undergone a partial refit.  She’s been fully repainted, and he now has a 7th cabin for added flexibility for charter guests and/or occasional workers.  The sundeck Jacuzzi has been significantly enlarged, and the gym has been redesigned.

Bow of yacht Mogambo


The yacht’s key features include:

  • Master suite on main deck including office and balcony ensuite
  • Exterior cinema viewing and indoor gym on sun deck
  • Elevator from lower deck to bridge deck
  • Large deck and interior spaces
  • Special amenities; such as hair/beauty salon and massage room
  • Large floor to ceiling windows
  • 7th cabin for occasional workers

The 2016 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX is the Middle East’s biggest international sporting event and the only twilight race on the F1® calendar.  The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is just one of two Formula 1 circuit races that directly encompass a marina where guests can enjoy the action from the deck of a superyacht.  The other is Monaco.  Grand Prix yacht charter vacations in Monaco are famous for their celebrity parties and many racing sponsors hire yachts to serve as private, secure viewing platforms. Much of the course in the Abu Dhabi race hugs the Yas Marina Circuit and viewing the action from a yacht is unobstructed by bleachers or buildings.

Fireworks overhead at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yas Circuit

The post-race fireworks extravaganza is truly amazing as well!!!

Catch all the action from the deck of your own private yacht charter vessel, from 1-800 Yacht Charters. Text GRAND PRIX YACHT CHARTER to 305-720-7245 for more information.  See you on the Circuit!

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Award-winning Superyacht AXIOMA Offers Caribbean Yacht Charter Special

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AXIOMA motoryacht side profile



Due to a last-minute cancellation, motor yacht AXIOMA is now available for a year-end reservation over the New Year’s Eve holidays and is offering a deeply reduced rate to secure a new booking.

Normally priced at Euro €550,000 per week for holiday dates, the owner has reduced the price to €490,000 per week – a savings of €60,000 (about 11%).


Winner of the 2014 World Superyacht Award for Design Excellence, the 72 meter (236 foot) superyacht will be cruising the Windward islands of the Caribbean in December (St. Vincent and the Grenadines). She is currently booked 17 – 26 December, beginning in St Maarten and concluding in St Lucia.

One of the world’s largest rent a yacht vessels in the market, motor yacht AXIOMA offers charter guests enormous volume. With six decks, the builders at Dunya Yachts have created a superyacht with over 30,000 square meters of space.


  • Stunning beach house-style interior by Alberto Pinto
  • Double-level main salon with an open mezzanine
  • Infinity swimming pool on the main deck
  • Jacuzzi with a swim-in bar
  • Fully equipped gym, massage room, and steam room
  • 3D cinema on the lower deck
  • Great crew to guest ratio – 1.6:1 (professional crew of 20)!


Perfect for 5-6 couples, motoryacht AXIOMA accommodates 12 guests in a master suite, VIP suite, and four double guest cabins (two of which are convertible into twins).


The stunning beach house-style interior by the legendary late Alberto Pinto contrasts natural woods and luxurious flourishes. On the main deck, the infinity swimming pool is an outstanding exterior feature, while the open mezzanine in the main salon creates a real ‘wow effect‘ with its double-height and space.

A large round table on the owner’s aft deck offers an amazing all’aperto dining option. The media lounge on the owner’s deck is a friendly socializing area with plenty of interesting books and a large screen television. The bridge aft deck boasts a large Jacuzzi with a swim-in bar, which is surrounded by large sun pads. Also located on the bridge deck are a fully equipped gym, massage room, and a steam room for wellness.

The sun deck features lounging and intimate seating and sunbathing areas with a shower and day bathroom, and a BBQ.

The yacht also swags a 3D cinema for 8 persons situated on the lower deck.


To take advantage of this special offer, text AXIOMA to 305-720-7245 for more details, or email

Reserving your yacht charter with 1-800 Yacht Charters makes a difference to the world and to the environment, as a portion of commissions from EVERY charter goes to charity, in the charterer’s name. We also offer 6 star customer service and a BEST PRICE GUARANTEE. We are at your service!

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Hometown Miami Yacht Charter Maven Promotes Give Miami Day to Support Local Charities

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As private luxury yacht charter brokers, working and living in South Florida is truly a blessing.  This is the yachting capital of the world, and we are blessed with warm weather, great beaches, and year-round access to the newest and largest yachts in the world.

While our mission is to Deliver the Superyacht Experience to our clients, our business is built for the specific purpose of generosity:  We strive for success in order to share our blessings with our community.

This week, on Thursday and Friday, EVERY PERSON AND CORPORATION in South Florida has a unique opportunity to be generous, by participating in The Miami Foundation’s Give Miami Day — a 24-hour period in which donations can be made online to more than 500 charities. The blitz begins 12:01 a.m. Thursday and runs for 24 hours.


flyer for Give Miami Day

Now in its third year, Give Miami Day has gained popularity with each campaign, with more and more charities coming on board. This year, Give Miami will include 115 new charities — among them Goodwill Industries, the South Beach Chamber Ensemble, the South Florida SPCA Horse and Large Farm Animal Rescue, and Honor Flight South Florida.  Returning charities include Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Inc., and Shake-A-Leg Miami – a sailing program for the physically-challenged.

Here’s how it works:  Simply go to the website, look at the profiles of each charity, and make a donation to any charity (or charities) that touch your heart.  Donations between $25 and $10,000 will qualify for a bonus for the recipient, distributed based on how much is raised and how much is collected in the bonus pool on Give Miami Day. The Miami Foundation, Knight Foundation, and other sponsors have contributed to the bonus pool as an “incentive” for giving.

One of the participating charities that we at 1-800 Yacht Charters support is Project PetSnip. Their mission is to stem the staggering pet overpopulation problem in Miami by providing free and low-cost spay and neuter services, along with veterinary health care to animals in need.  Last year, we are proud to say, our company President, Jana Sheeder, donated over $4000 to Project PetSnip for the purchase of an autoclave – used to sterilized their medical/surgical tools.  Jana explained how our participation helps: “By having additional clean instruments available, more animals can be cared for each day.”

Last year, Give Miami Day received more than 10,000 individual gifts like Jana’s, and raised $3.2 million to support 407 local nonprofit organizations.

There are so many worthy charities participating in give Miami Day – certainly there are one or two that will call out to you.  ANY amount will help SO MANY!

Please join us Thursday and Friday for Give Miami Day.  As Jana likes to say, “You can make a difference and you can change the world.”


What: The Miami Foundation’s Give Miami Day

When: Thursday, November 17 through Friday, November 18

How:  Visit and either click on the charity of your choice, or search through the database. Donations between $25 and $10,000 qualify for a percentage of the bonus pool.

Social media: @MiamiFoundation on Twitter and Instagram — and (hashtag) #givemiamiday

For more information:

In the meantime, please click to follow 1-800 Yacht Charters on just two of our many social media channels:    @yacht-charters
Thank you!

#1800yachtcharters #thesuperyachtexperience

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Jingle Bells – Charter Motor Yacht AXIOMA Slashes Christmas Rate

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One of the largest yachts available for hire has cut her Caribbean premium-season rate for Christmas week by €60,000.

The 72.5 meter Dunya Yachts motor yacht AXIOMA is currently open for Christmas week, preferably in the Windward islands of the Caribbean.  To entice a reservation, the owner has lowered the rate from €550,000 per week to €490,000 per week – a savings of more than 10%.


AXIOMA motoryacht side profile


Currently ranked #151 on the list of the world’s largest yachts, super yacht AXIOMA (ex yacht Red Square)  accommodates 12 guests in a master suite, VIP suite, and four guest double cabins, two of which are convertible into twins.

The yacht boasts a beach house-style interior by the legendary designer Alberto Pinto (who sadly passed away before the yacht was launched in 2013).  The interior “wow factor” is off the chain with unique features like an open mezzanine in the main salon, and a media lounge on the owner’s deck.  Exterior amenities are just as amazing, especially the infinity swimming pool, and the large Jacuzzi with a swim-up bar, located on the bridge deck.

Like so many other yachts now focused on the wellness yacht charter concept, the yacht also boasts a full gym, massage room, and steam room…

This stunning superyacht is already reserved 27 Dec, 2016 – 3 Jan, 2017, from St Lucia to Canuan;  thus, the owner would like to secure a charter immediately prior to this booking somewhere in the area of St Lucia.


To reserve superyacht AXIOMA for charter, click and a 1-800 Yacht Charter specialist will contact you within 24 hours…

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Join Emmy-winning Filmmaker for Indonesia Yacht Charter Onboard Sail Yacht LAMINA this Winter

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Aerial view of islands in Indonesia


1-800 Yacht Charters is pleased to announce a special opportunity to discover Indonesia on an exclusive charter yacht excursion with noted anthropologist Dr. Lawrence Blair as your personal guide.


Available from December onwards in Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Dr. Blair will be your host for an unforgettable superyacht experience onboard the world’s largest wooden sailing yacht, LAMIMA.  There is no additional cost, and Dr. Blair can join you for all or part of your charter duration.

Man holding human skull


This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Indonesia in the company of a true expert. Born in the United Kingdom, Lawrence Blair has been a resident of Bali for 35 years. Having witnessed and documented over three decades of Indonesia’s evolution and produced the Emmy award-winning series RING OF FIRE in 1988, Blair is a highly-respected anthropologist, author, explorer and filmmaker.

Blair and his brother, Lorne spent 10 years wandering the archipelago without any form of navigation, guides, radios, or compasses. During their mission to discover Indonesia, they encountered the Asmat tribesmen of Papua, Dukan healers in Bali, and the elusive Dream Wanderers of Borneo. They came face-to-face with the deadly Moluccan Blue-Ringed octopus, climbed erupting volcanoes, were washed away in monsoon flash-floods, and survived near drowning, starvation and illness.


Lamima classic-styled sailboat with yellow hull


The 65 meter Indonesia yacht charter vessel LAMIMA offers luxury accommodations for up to 14 guests in seven staterooms. The vessel features contemporary elegance embellished with Asian-influenced styling, along with a long list of watersports toys and spa-type amenities.  Built and outfitted for wellness yacht charter, the yacht offers hands-on spa therapy by the onboard #pijat masseuses, and incorporates guided shore excursions – all designed to invigorate mind, body, and spirit.

The weekly rate for up to 14 guests is $175,000 and is based on all-inclusive terms (+ 11% local taxes).



  • All arrival/departure land transfers.
  • The services on of an onboard crew of 20
  • All meals onboard (additional charges will apply for any special food requests incurring charges relating to the transport of such items into Indonesia).
  • Refreshments and all beverages – including alcoholic beverages.
  • SCUBA Diving (Padi certification and Nitrox certification available upon request).
  • All watersports activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, etc…
  • Spa treatments and massages.
  • Shore excursions and island hopping, led by Dr. Laurence Blair.
  • All admission fees to National Parks and permits.
  • Fuel for cruising and for running generators.



  • World’s largest wooden sailing yacht [built in 2014; LOA: 65.2m (213ft 10in)]
  • Seven staterooms, sleeping 14 guests, bathrooms ensuite.
  • Padi-diving certification and instructors
  • Onboard SPA therapists
  • Contemporary Asian design
  • Shaded relaxation areas
  • Tour guide (led for a limited time by noted anthropologist, Dr. Laurence Blair)


Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at 305-720-7245 or via our convenient online booking form to enjoy the ultimate superyacht experience in Southeast Asia this winter and spring, with Dr. Laurence Blair onboard sailing yacht LAMIMA.

Sample SPA menu and itinerary are available upon request.

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Nomadic Chef Joins Heesen Yacht Aurelia for Balearic Island Yacht Charter Season

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Yacht Charter Chef Jason Carruthers

Yacht Charter Chef Carruthers

Freelance chef  Jason Carruthers has joined the crew onboard the 37 meter Formula 1 inspired motor yacht AURELIA for the upcoming Balearic Island yacht charter season.  Jason has spent the last 15 years traveling and honing his culinary skills, both on land an onboard private yacht charter vessels. His travels have helped him develop an extensive knowledge of international cuisine.  Now living in Palma Mallorca, Carruthers joins the 6-person yacht charter crew on board the sleek superyacht, whose home port is also Palma.
Carruthers explains how he developed his talents for cooking:

“As a private chef I have worked on land and water and cooked in some incredibly remote places where sourcing ingredients can be a daily challenge.  With extensive catering and consulting throughout Europe and working with chefs of all origins, I have been able to absorb a great knowledge of international cuisine.”

Aside from his culinary talents, Carruthers also holds an endorsement in Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (SCTW Maritme), as well as certificates in hygiene, and firefighting, and sea survival.


As he has previously worked on yachts, Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters sees Carruthers as a natural fit to serving onboard motor yacht Aurelia – one of her most popular Balearic Island yacht charter vessels.

“Sometimes, chefs with limited experience on a yacht have difficulty with the transition from working in a restaurant or private home to serving onboard a superyacht,” says Sheeder.  “Jason has a solid boating background, having served as both a chef and deckhand on motor yacht HUSH [38m] and motor yacht Osiana [25m].  He can drive a tender, take a turn on watch, and assist with safety issues.”



Jason’s new home at sea, Heesen yacht Aurelia (priced from €105,000 per week), is well-known in the Balearics.


Yacht charters in Spain require the vessel secure a Spanish charter license in order to begin an conclude charters within Spanish waters.  Possessing this license gives Aurelia a distinct advantage over other charter vessels.  Without this license, a yacht can either start or end a charter in Spain – but it cannot do both. This forces unlicensed yachts to spend part of the charter period in far-away France – adding additional fuel costs to the charter customer’s tab (not to mention the loss of precious charter time in Spain).

Motoryacht Aurelia with inflatable slide deployed into the water


Aurelia offers accommodations for eight guests in four staterooms.  With her non-traditional paint scheme inspired by Formula 1 racing team colors, the yacht is instantly recognizable.  And just like a F-1 race car, this yacht is fast – hitting speeds of over 30 knots, while similar-sized motoryachts cruise at no more than 12-15 knots.  Charting a yacht with such impressive speed capabilities means Balearic island yacht charter clients can explore the entire chain of islands – from Ibiza to Mallorca, within a week-long getaway.




Round white plate with asparagus puree with sea bass and courgette garnish



sea bass with pomegranate, red onion, and mango salsa on a white plate



lamb canon miso aubergine with carmelized onions


Smile, stop drooling, pick up your phone, and TEXT:  I WANT TO CHARTER to 305-720-7245 to start planning your Balearic Island yacht charter vacation onboard Aurelia, or one of over a dozen yachts with Spanish charter licenses, represented by 1-800 Yacht Charters.

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Ready for Adventure! Catamaran Yacht SPIRIT New to Australia Yacht Charter Market

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After a massive refit, the 115 foot (35 meter) wave-piercing New Zealand Yachts Limited power catamaran SPIRIT is the newest yacht to be offered for hire in Australia.  Based in Cairns, she is available for $90,000 per week (plus expenses) starting January 17, for charters along the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsundays, Kimberley, and the Solomon Islands.

With a nearly 36 foot (11 meter) beam, this tri-deck motor yacht offers impressive space with accommodations for 10  guests in 5 staterooms, including an upper deck master suite with private balcony.  An exciting inventory of toys & tenders will satisfy the most active adventure-travel guests.

Spirit yacht running


Let’s take a look at her main features:

  • Huge volume yacht – equivalent to a 45 meter yacht
  • The full beam Owner’s Suite is located on the upper deck with private balcony
  • Hydraulic main deck lowers below the water for diving and watersports
  • 2016 refit completely upgraded interior, paint, and engineering
  • 10 meter beam provides incredible stabilization and smooth cruising
  • One of the most impressive toy cupboards available including SCUBA gear (for certified divers) and dive compressor, wake board, kite board, tenders, fishing, Stand Up Paddleboards SUP’s
  • FYI:  Dive master and kiteboarding instructors onboard


If the idea of a Great Barrier Reef yacht charter odyssey sounds exciting, please call us for more details about power catamaran motor yacht SPIRIT, the New Zealand Yachts Limited wave-piercing catamaran.  Speak with Jim at 305-720-7245 or email

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Yacht Maven Scores First Charter on Yacht KING BABY – Edgy Rock ‘n’ Roll Themed Superyacht

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After a few months of exclusive use, the 140 foot IGA Yachts motor yacht KING BABY was entered into the charter market by her owner, and prominent yacht maven Jana Sheeder wasted no time in securing the very first charter.

Just days after the yacht’s manager publicly announced the yacht would be available for the upcoming Caribbean yacht charter season, Sheeder delivered a 10-night contract to hire the vessel during the year-end holidays.

KING BABY charter yacht bow profile

Tall and beamy, the 140 foot yacht KING BABY, IGA Yachts (China’s) largest vessel built to date, is named after King Baby Studio, the iconic Los Angeles jewelry design business owned by Mitchell Binder.  Binder has been the darling of the LA-based music industry for more than three decades, with celebrity clients including members of the Rolling Stones and Aerosmith. King Baby Studio has made custom jewelry for celebrities like Howard Stern, Liz Taylor, and Taylor Swift.

Binder and the yacht’s owner are close friends, and the owner wanted his new toy to reflect the confidence, charisma and maverick attitude of provocative jewelry line.

Luxury with a rebel spirit sums up both the jewelry and the look of the yacht.  From chrome-plated guitars, to vintage rock photos framed in black alligator leather, to the ondeck Jacuzzi tub with a three tiered waterfall, to custom drain covers, the yacht is truly unique and unlike any charter vessel in the world.  The rock décor is a collaborative effort between famed yacht designer Evan K Marshall, King Baby Studio, and Slick+Design.

Accommodations for up to 10 guests are available in a full beam master stateroom on the man deck, and 4 guests cabins below.

Of course, you can’t have a music-inspired yacht without a great entertainment system. 24 televisions (yep, 24, not a typo), including an 84-inch 4k screen in the skylounge are integrated with an Apple TV / music system. Surround sound pumps the beat throughout the interior & exterior – from bow to stern. Music can be played from a personal device or from the yacht’s music library.

Photograph of Jana Sheeder sitting on a yacht

Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters and 1-800 BAREBOAT


Sheeder, the President of Miami-based 1-800 Yacht Charters is known for her boutique operation that provides superyacht vacations to entertainment industry artists and executives.

King Baby is available from $160,000 per week in low season, to $175,000 per week for peak holiday dates. She will be based in the Caribbean through spring 2017, then relocate to New England for the summer.

Click here to learn more about Jana Sheeder and her commitment to making our world a better place…

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