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72M Yacht AXIOMA Slashes Rates For Select Caribbean & Monaco Yacht Charter Dates

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AXIOMA motoryacht side profile

 

YACHT CHARTER OWNER SUPERSTAR

It’s hard to imagine any superyacht owner who is more passionate about the business of private luxury yacht charters than the owner of superyacht AXIOMA.

Never content to sit back and quietly wait for inquiries, the owner of this award-winning yacht often contacts us with special promotional offers to entice affluent travelers to enjoy the superyacht experience first-hand.

VACATION DISCOUNT

On the heels of the recent special year-end holiday prices, the owner has asked us to slash rates by 43% for select dates in May and September.

Technically, the offer is 7 nights for the price of 4 – which equates to a 43% discount on the published rates.

 

CARIBBEAN YACHT CHARTER

Motoryacht AXIOMA will remain available in the Caribbean through the month of May;  thus, anyone interested in a week-long St Barts yacht charter vacation, for example, has the opportunity to pay for just 4 nights, yet enjoy the yacht and the destination for 7 nights.

Can’t get away in May?  Prefer to spend your vacation in the Mediterranean this summer?  No Problem!!  You can enjoy the same great deal on select dates in September.  That’s right – come enjoy the Monaco yacht charter experience for 7 nights for the price of 4.

Motoryacht AXIOMA is normally priced at €490,000 per week in May, and €595,000 per week in September.  By taking advantage of this special, you’ll pay €280,000 per week in May or €340,000 per week in September – a savings of 43%.

Regular visitors to our website and blog are familiar with the pedigree of yacht AXIOMA.  She’s the 2014 World Superyacht Award winner for Design Excellence.

One of the world’s largest rent-a-yacht vessels in the market, guests will relax within the spacious confines of six decks, and 30,000 square meters of space.

KEY FEATURES

  • Stunning Alberto Pinto beach house-style interior
  • Unique Double-level main salon with an open mezzanine
  • Impressive Infinity swimming pool on the main deck
  • Wellness yacht charter theme with fully equipped gym, massage room and steam room
  • This yacht is ideal for 5 to 6 couples, with accommodations for a maximum 12 guests.

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Take advantage of this deeply discounted offer now.  Text AXIOMA 43% to 305-720-7245 for more details, or email info@1800yachtcharters.com

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90M motoryacht NERO and other luxury yacht charter vessels lauded for green practices

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THE AWARD

The Charter Yacht Brokers Association is CYBA.  They announce 2017 winners of their campaign.  This is the annual “Going Green To Save The Blue” cause.  The crew onboard superyacht NERO places in the “Designer Water” contest.  The contest recognizes crews of luxury yacht charter vessels.  This award goes to crews acknowledging their “yacht-made” water. This is an effort to reduce.  Disposable plastic water bottle use on yachts must decrease.

three round glasses containing water infused with strawberries blueberries pomegranate orange cucumber

 

 

THE MESSAGE

Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters and a CYBA member, explains the program. The underlying message is unquestionably urgent

“Importantly, the campaign is designed to encourage yacht owners and crews to reduce, and eventually forego, the use of plastic water bottles by both the crews and the onboard luxury yacht charter guests.  The goal is to raise awareness as to the massive volume of water bottles that are consumed during charters, and the impact disposable plastic has in our landfills and more importantly, our oceans.”

 

THE WINNERS

The “Designer Water” contest is annual.  It occurs at the opening of the Caribbean yacht charter winter/spring season.  At this time, the season sees more than a dozen private yacht charter vessels.  In addition, crews showcase their “flavored” waters.  Specifically, the waters generate from onboard watermakers that convert seawater into clean, safe drinking water.

This year’s winners are  first, 111 foot sailing yacht REE for Hibiscus Martini Water.  Second, 183 foot sailing yacht ROSEHEARTY wins for Moranga-infused Detoxifying Water.  Third, 265 foot mega yacht NERO wins for Coriander and Passionfruit Water.

 

THE PROGRAM

It should be noted that the CYBA campaign, “Going Green To Save The Blue,” strategizes dually .  It encourages yacht owners and crews to offer eco-friendly options.  Private yacht charter guests participate in this sustainable initiative.  Hopefully, the guests return home with a clearer understanding of the impact of plastic pollution. In addition, how they can incorporate simple changes in their daily lives.  They can make a difference in safeguarding our environment for future generations.

“The ‘Going Green’ campaign highlights the numerous opportunities and options available to our private yacht charter clients, yacht owners, and crews – from avoiding plastic water bottles, to using green cleaning products, reef-friendly sunscreens, and solar panels for energy,” says Sheeder. “We congratulate motor yacht NERO and her owner and crew and all of the other Caribbean yacht charter teams for their commitment to the long-term health of our oceans and the marine environment.”

 

HOW TO RENT A YACHT

In conclusion, turn to 1-800 Yacht Charters for yacht rentals.  We are the company with the industry-leading Best Price Guarantee.   In addition, we charter a fleet of Eco-friendly yachts around the world. Call us toll-free in North America at +1.800.922.4824 or local and international at +1.305.253.7245 to plan your yachting vacation. 

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Award-Nominated Luxury Yacht Charter Vessel Offers Deep Winter Discounts

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TIRED OF WINTER CHILL?

Looking to escape the winter chills and head to the Caribbean with the family?  Motoryacht TURQUOISE has a warm offering waiting for you.

 

DISCOUNT OFFERED

How does a whopping 30% discount sound for your next luxury yacht charter vacation?

 

PRESENTING TURQUOISE

The 182 foot (55.4m) motor yacht TURQUOISE has 2 offers. For instance,

14 DAYS FOR THE PRICE OF 10, for Christmas and/or New Year’s charters…

OR

A 30% discount off low-season rates for any charters in November and up until December, 20th

 

Luxury yacht Turquoise at anchor with 2 jetskis playing beside the yacht

 

She is a finalist of the World Superyacht Awards for best refit in 2014,  Proteksan-Turquoise motor yacht TURQUOISE was elegantly styled by the award-winning team at H2 Design.  Elegantly styled with the benefit of an experienced eye for luxury service, the superyacht is crammed with watersports toys and well-appointed with the latest entertainment systems.

 

FEATURES AND AMENITIES

Outstanding features and amenities include:

  • Full paint job (2016-17)
  • Multi-award-nominated refit (2014)
  • Full beam master suite, with adjoining private study
  • VIP guest cabin on the main deck
  • Superb sundeck Jacuzzi (12-person) and lounging area
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Gym equipment including; concept 2 rower, cross trainer, exercise bike, free weights, yoga and Pilates accessories
  • WiFi
  • SKY/Direct TV
  • Kaleidescape Movie Server System
  • Aft Deck Cinema with 92” Screen
  • Stabilizers at anchor & underway
  • Extensive watersports toys selection including waverunners, Seabobs, towed toys and a Boomswim (protected pool) with connecting trampoline and waterslide

 

HOW TO PLAN A YACHT CHARTER VACATION

Make your next superyacht experience a true holiday of a lifetime.  Come experience yacht TURQUOISE at the deepest discounts offered this year…  Available in the Bahamas and further south as a Caribbean Yacht Charter Vessel (in St. Barts, Antigua, St. Marten, etc.).

In conclusion, ffor more information or to book superyacht TURQUOISE for your warm and discounted vacation, visit  https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ to access our convenient  24 hour online booking form.

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Best Champagne? The Ultimate Luxury Yacht Charter Bubbly

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three people sitting in a spa on the deck of a yacht - full champagne glasses in foreground of photo


WHY CHAMPAGNE?

Is there anything that speaks to the joy of “la bonne vie”  as perfectly as enjoying a glass of champagne while onboard a yacht at sea? Luxury yacht charter Maven and President of 1-800 Yacht Charters, Jana Sheeder, agrees.

Time aboard a luxury yacht charter vessel is the perfect platform to reconnect with friends and family – and champagne is often the tonic of this celebratory time together.

As crews begin to prepare their superyachts for the upcoming New Year’s eve yacht parties in St Barts, our charter advisers at 1-800 Yacht Charters take a look at the 3 trendiest premium champagne choices for Caribbean yacht charter clients this winter:

 

 THE HOTTEST CHOICES

  • Dom Pérignon, Rosé “P2” – 1996

It’s hard to imagine a name a name more synonymous with premium champagne.  Go to just about any nightclub, and you’ll find a millennial trying to impress by ordering a bottle of “Dom.”

It is a simple, balanced champagne with a pleasant aroma.  Hints of a Cognac-like richness abound. A 2006 vintage 750ml bottle is approximately $150.

However, when it comes to luxury yacht charter guests, the most sought after Dom is the 1996 Rosé “P2.”  The P2 moniker refers to the age of the vintage, which the wine makers at Dom refer to as “Plénitudes.” They describe the maturation process as, “…not in a simple linear trajectory, but in successive leaps into new expression, each of which are called Plénitudes. In the long journey of elaboration, the wine goes through this metamorphosis, a transformation. Each Plénitude contributes to Dom Pérignon’s singularity. In the darkness of the cellars, from one Plénitude to the next, Dom Pérignon will grow and blossom, transmuting time into energy.”

A 750ml bottle of the 1996 Rosé “P2” is approximately $795.

 

A BIT OF TRIVIA

A FUN SIDE NOTE:   Why do we call it a “toast?”  Thanks to Wikipedia, “According to other stories, the word toast became associated with the custom in the 17th century, based on a custom of flavoring drinks with spiced toast. The word originally referred to the lady in whose honor the drink was proposed, her name being seen as figuratively flavoring the drink.

  • Louis Roederer, Cristal – 2009

On a nearly equal plane in terms of popularity with Dom Pérignon, Cristal (pronounced “chrisTALL”) has been a favorite among yachting enthusiasts for many years. American wine critic Robert M. Parker Jr’s website gives this vintage a score of 94-96 and describes it as one that, “…literally shimmers on the palate, showing great depth and purity in its sumptuous layers of fruit. It is a magnificent wine endowed with superb length and exceptional overall balance. The 2009 Cristal is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay. The percentage of wine aged in oak is 15%, which is down slightly from previous vintages.”

A 750ml bottle of the 2009 Louis Roederer, Cristal is approximately $250.

 

multiple white bottles of Moet Ice Imperial champagne sitting on the back of a yacht with running waves in the background

 

  • Moët Ice Imperial

It seems every food and beverage preference sheet submitted by clients prior to their winter St. Barts yacht charter vacation has listed Moët Ice as a “must-have” item.

Launched in early 2016 as a summer indulgence, the popularity has not waned.  So what makes this champagne so unique?  The answer is “ICE.”   This champagne was designed to be served with ice, and that was a real innovation in the world of sommeliers. Ice has a rich fruity taste, perfect for warm weather winter charter destinations such as the Caribbean and the Bahamas.  Moet Ice Imperial champagne is a special blend consisting mainly of Pinot Noir (40-50%), Pinot Meunier (30-40%), and Chardonnay (10-20%). It is suggested to be served with three ice cubes in tall glasses of Cabernet, and can be mixed with other refreshing ingredients such as mint leaves, lemon peel, cucumber, or cardamom seeds – to enhance the intensity of flavor, and the icy freshness.  A perfect tropical indulgence.

A 750ml bottle of Moët Ice Imperial is approximately $60

 

 

AND THE WINNER IS…

There IS no winner!  If you feel tricked, we’re sorry.  Before you throw your champagne flute in our direction, please let us explain:

One of the great benefits of The Superyacht Experience is the ability to customize every aspect of your luxury yacht charter vacation.  For instance, where you go, to what you do for rest and recreation. Of course, this includes your preferences for foods and beverages as well.

So, while we are happy to share the popular brands and trends that we see selected by our clients, YOU have the ultimate say.  The Superyacht Experience is a bespoke vacation like no other!

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

To plan your own custom-tailored yachting holiday, call us at 1-800 YACHT CHARTERS (1-800-922-4824) or fill out our convenient online contact form at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/.  HURRY – the best luxury yachts book quickly!

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Blazing Fast Tender Added to Yacht Double Down Watertoy Inventory

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WHAT’S NEW ON DOUBLE DOWN

Our friend, James, manager of motor yacht DOUBLE DOWN, dropped us an email last week.  He knows we are big fans of this 65 meter Codecasa.  James seemed excited to share the news about the superyacht and her newest watertoy.

We were certainly intrigued.  A multi-repeat client of ours enjoyed 10 days exploring Greece onboard this spectacular yacht.  He raved about the vessel’s condition, amenities, and the crew’s outstanding silver-service.

“DOUBLE DOWN has a magnificent new towed tender for the Mediterranean season – a 42ft (12.8m) MTI with centre console and 4 x 300 HP engines,” wrote James.

“Wow!” we emailed in response. “What year and what does she look like?”

James replied, “She is in fact a 2015. Silver with black highlights on the hull. Black Mercury outboards. White radar dome is now painted grey.”

center console tender with black and silver hull racing across the ocean

James was correct – we ARE excited!   Performance-style tenders have replaced on-deck Jacuzzi tubs as the “must-have” amenity for many of our private luxury yacht charter clients.   The days of hopping in the “dinghy” are long gone.  As one of our clients explained to us, “I don’t pull up with my wife to Joe’s Stone Crab restaurant on South Beach in a Kia, so why would I come ashore in St. Tropez in an inflatable RIB tender?”

The MTI V-42 center console tender added to the stable of watertoys onboard Codecasa motor yacht DOUBLE DOWN is simply a beast.  With quad 300hp power, this 42 ft tender can cruise at 40mph, and hit top speeds in excess of 70mph. The tender’s unique hull design yields straight, stable handling at all speeds.

 

COMPANY PRESIDENT RESPONDS

Jana Sheeder, our company President, explains why this matters:

“A fast tender is an important component of a private yacht charter vacation, especially in remote areas, like the Ionian islands of Greece. If the seas get rough while taking charter guests sightseeing, the MTI V-42 design keeps the bow high in both head and following seas, and the tender can easily knock down big swells.  In simple terms, this means a dry ride in extreme conditions.”    

Indeed ride and performance are important, but so are luxurious amenities and comfort.  The seats are quite comfy for long-range cruising with the double-wide forward lounge the most comfortable.  Speakers seem to be everywhere on this tender, so listening to your favorite tunes is a breeze, even with the engines at full throttle.

 

CURRENT YACHT PLANS

Captain Charles and his crew of 17 are currently enjoying yacht DOUBLE DOWN in the summer Monaco yacht charter season.  To kick off the season, the yacht secured a berth in Monaco at the Monaco Yacht Club for client who were interested in a Monaco Grand Prix yacht charter.  They are on the ball! With 8 large guest staterooms, this 65 meter superyacht boasts excellent flexibility for guest sleeping arrangements.

DOUBLE DOWN superyacht behind Jana Sheeder on superyacht docks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GUEST FACILITIES and AMENITIES

  • 12 guests sleeping in 8 staterooms (6 king & 2 twin staterooms)
  • 18 crew
  • Zero-speed stabilizers
  • Elevator
  • Gym
  • Cinema
  • Beach Club
  • Jacuzzi
  • On demand movies and music
  • Satellite TV
  • Karaoke equipment
  • WiFi internet
  • Large wind-protected outside dining area on the upper deck with bar
  • Massage facilities

It’s hard to imagine, but the perfect yacht for glamorous special events and summer private luxury yacht charter cruising in the Mediterranean is now even more appealing thanks to her newly-added 42ft high performance tender…

 

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

Come enjoy The Superyacht Experience in the Mediterranean as only 1-800 Yacht Charters can deliver.  Text DOUBLE DOWN to 305-720-7245 or email us at info@1800yachtcharters.com for information on how to charter this incredible yacht.

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Buon appetito – San Lorenzo Yacht TAKARA Adds New Chef to Crew

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THE NEWS

Bon appetit!  Motoryacht TAKARA will begin the 2017 Balearic Island yacht charter season with a new chef in the galley.

3 Chefs cutting into 2 wheels of cheese

 


“Available in the Balearic Islands, M/Y TAKARA begins (the) 2017 season with a new super experienced Chef in her crew,”
reports the yacht’s manager.  “Chef Daniel Wilbor begins a new professional venture on board…With over 10 years of experience  in the yachting industry he has already worked as a chef in 11 different yachts and has sailed all across the Atlantic Ocean! Born in Great Britain, he describes himself as a creative, competent and talented cooker with an special interest in Thai cuisine.”

She then gave us more information about him:  “He also has a wide repertoire and can produce excellent meals from Mediterranean to Japanese, Indian and Asian Fusion, or North American and English dishes, all to a very high standard. His style is fresh and innovative combining a respect for quality products and a good arsenal of both classical and modernist cooking techniques.”

Delicious, well-plated meals are integral to the overall Superyacht Experience, and it’s always good news when a chef like Daniel joins a professional superyacht team.

profile of motoryacht TAKARA

 

 

 

 

THE YACHT

The San Lorenzo 126 yacht TAKARA is one of our newest additions to the Ibiza yacht charter fleet. This is a brand new, 2016 model, 38 meters in length, with comfortable accommodations for 12 guests in 5 staterooms (1 Master, 1 VIP, 1 Double and 2 Twins – with a Pullman berth in each)

Chef Wilbor is part of a 6 person crew.

 

IMPORTANT YACHTING INFORMATION TO KNOW

Motoryacht TAKARA is fully licensed to charter in Spain.  This is extremely important and often overlooked by charter brokers and charterers.  Without this special registration, a yacht cannot begin and end a charter in Spanish waters;  furthermore, local Spanish workers like massage therapists, are precluded from coming aboard and providing services for the charter guests.  Without having a Spanish yacht charter license, a superyacht needs to begin and end the charter in a remote location, like France, which adds wasted time and increased fuel costs to the overall charter.  That is not The Superyacht Experience™ we envision for our clients!

 

THE TOYS

  • Castoldi 4.87 meter main tender
  • Zodiac 4 meter second tender
  • 4 complete SCUBA diving sets (for certified divers only)
  • Wakeboard …in addition,
  • Water skis for kids and adults
  • Donut Towable Watertoy
  • Aquapark
  • 2  Stand Up Paddleboards SUP’s …lastly,
  • Snorkeling gear

 

THE RATES

July and August = 24.000€ per day — 145.000€ per week + 21% VAT

Rest of the year = 21.500€ per day — 130.000€ per week + 21% VAT

(The price includes a berth in Palma Mallorca in the summer season)

 

CURRENT BOOKINGS

  • 21-28 July
  • 07-14 Aug

 

In conclusion, come experience the talented menus of newly-welcomed Chef Daniel Wilbor onboard yacht TAKARA this summer.  Plan a private luxury yacht charter in the Balearic Islands of Spain.  Text “TAKARA” to 305-720-7245 for more information or complete our online inquiry form at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ , and we will contact you right away!

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DEEP Discount Offered By Motor Yacht Seven Sins for Heesen Yacht Charter Vacation

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SEVEN SINS motoryacht in background and man waterskiing in front of it

 

 

What could be better than experiencing a Heesen yacht charter vacation in the warm waters of the Caribbean?  That’s easy:  experiencing a Heesen yacht charter vacation AND saving $50,000 to boot!

THE YACHT CHARTER DEAL

The charter manager for motor yacht SEVEN SINS just sent us an email inviting our clients to take advantage of a fantastic offer — a 40% price reduction on charters between January 5 and 28, 2017.

The published weekly rate for the 43.80m (143′ 8″) yacht is $125,000.  Shaving 40% from this price drops her weekly rate to $75,000 – a whopping savings of $50 LARGE!

 

 

THE HEESEN DIFFERENCE

Known for their unique speed among large superyachts, and their sleek exterior lines and modern interiors,  Heesen yacht charter vessels like motor yacht OCTOPUSSY (once the world’s fastest yacht), and Formula 1-inspired  superyacht AURELIA are among the most popular charter yachts for clients who appreciate the advantage of a swift vessel.  The advantage of a fast yacht means that charterers can enjoy more anchorages in a shorter amount of time, as compared to slower yachts.  Thus, a vessel like yacht SEVEN SINS can easily incorporate a charter from St. Martin and St Barts in the leeward islands of the Caribbean, with an outing to the Virgin Islands far to the north – all within a week’s time.

 

KEY YACHT FEATURES

SEVEN SINS offers accommodations for 10 guests in 5 staterooms.  Her manager put together a list of the yacht’s KEY FEATURES:

  • Extended by 2.5m – more deck space – refurbished owner’s cabin
  • Finalist at World Superyacht Awards in Refit category
  • Huge selection of water toys;  including floating trampoline and two SeaBobs
  • Upper deck dining for 12, and a table for 10 on the sun deck

 

VESSEL BOOKINGS

This stunning Heesen yacht charter vessel just completed a holiday charter in St Maarten on January 2nd.  Her calendar for the remainder of January is currently wide open.

 

YACHT SPECIFICATIONS

BUILT/REFIT:  2005 / 2015

BUILDER:  Heesen

LENGTH (LOA): 43.80m (143′ 8″)

GUESTS:  10 in 5 cabins

CREW:  Captain Xavier Penez + 7

 

YACHT CHARTER TESTIMONIAL

Before arriving in the Caribbean in December, the yacht spent the summer in French Polynesia.  Here’s a copy of a testimonial written by a client to the owner of yacht SEVEN SINS at the conclusion of his Heesen yacht charter superyacht experience in the Pacific:

 

“Dear (Owner’s name),

You don’t know me but, although we have never met, I think I know more than a little about you.

I just finished a charter of the M/Y Seven Sins in French Polynesia. And based on everything I saw and experienced on your boat and with your crew tells me that you not only have fine taste, but you have the same eye for quality and pay the same attention to detail that I try to do in my own projects.

I develop, own and operate retail and mixed use real estate projects in the Dallas, Texas area. And though it drives many around me crazy, I cant (sic) rest unless every element of my project is perfect…from the design, to the construction, to the finishes and materials, to the retail and restaurant tenants [and their own design and finishes!], and beyond.

 

 

TESTIMONIAL CONTINUES

On the Seven Sins, I saw that same unwillingness to accept ‘good enough’ or live with  things that work ‘pretty well.’  I’ll be honest…I looked hard to find flaws, problems or issues….not so that I could complain, but rather because I just can’t help myself! It’s who I am and it’s what I do! And I can tell from what I saw…it is who you are too!

I am pleased to report to you that every aspect of your vessel and your crew were, in a word, impeccable. Beyond all of my very high expectations in every way.

This email is simply to say ‘thank you’ for sharing your vessel and its able and charming crew with us. (and) I hope I’ll get the chance to spend some more time on her perhaps again in the South Pacific or perhaps in the Caribbean.

Thanks again,

(Client’s name)”

 

WOW!  What a fantastic testimonial from a client with discriminating tastes.

 

Seven Sins motoryacht at anchor with woman on yellow jetski riding by the yacht's bow

 

YACHT CHARTER OPPORTUNITY

Now, it’s your turn!  We often have yacht owners extend gracious discounts of 5% to 10%. On occasion we see deals of 15%.  Rarely do we have the opportunity to offer a superyacht, especially a Heesen yacht charter vessel, at a 40% discount.

 

JANUARY PRICE BREAK

January is a great time to explore the Caribbean – most of the tourists who came for year-end vacations have returned home.  Take advantage of quiet beaches, and anchorages where you’ll have room to enjoy the yacht’s watertoys.  Head ashore and meet the island people – friendly natives eager to share their culture and island lifestyle with you.

 

At full price, SEVEN SINS provides a great superyacht experience. At 40% off, this is a deal of a lifetime!

In conclusion, plan your own superyacht experience with us. We handle all details for you. Simply fill out our convenient online form at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Easter Caribbean Yacht Charter Specials – From $161 per person

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Beach with calm ocean beyond. Closeup photograph of starfish, turquoise raft, and beach hat on left side of photo. Turquoise flip flop sandals vertically stuck in the sand on the right side of the photo.

FAMILY VACATION TIME

Are you ready to escape with the family on a luxury sailing charter?

Easter is fast approaching but if you act fast, you can still plan a fun-filled family getaway.

We’ve rounded up some affordable last-minute Virgin Islands yacht charter vacations for you and your clan. Rates start at just $161 per night, and include special custom menus, watersports and more!

 

CREWED CATAMARAN CHARTERS

Crewed catamaran charters offer the hottest vacation options in the islands.  Kids love the built-in trampolines and water toys, while parents like the stable ride and roomy comfort of these ultra-wide yachts.  Unlike traditional sailboats that “heel” to the side when under sail, cats stay level and flat when underway.

 

SPECIAL – 8 days for 7

NEMO (2009 model; 47′) – the Nautitech 47 catamaran NEMO leads the way this Easter with an offer of 8 days for the price of 7.  With room for a family of 10, this special offer equates to a price of $161/pp per night.

Photograph of a catamaran sailboat trampolines from above. A woman on the left hull is looking up, and a man on the right one is looking up.

 

Guests can board the 47-foot yacht on Saturday, April 23rd, in Tortola, BVI at 5 pm.  The charter will conclude in Tortola on Sunday, May 1st in the morning.  The price includes the Skipper,  Hostess/Cook, all meals, beverages and ship’s bar, and an assortment of water toys (e.g. snorkeling equipment, kayak, fishing rods, wakeboard, etc.).

SPECIAL – 10% Discounts

We’ve gathered our newest model cats in the Caribbean and have tagged them with a one-time, 10% DISCOUNT for Easter and Spring Break!  Take a look at these great yachts and rates:
 
    • IPHARRA (2010 model;  102′) – a luxury mega yacht charter vessel beyond compare. The Sunreef 102 sail catamaran IPHARRA is one of the largest cruising catamarans of the world.   Regualr rate is $68,000/wk with room for 10 adults and 2 children. Enjoy a $6800 discount for March, April and Easter.

 

  • KING’s RANSOM (2008 model; 76′) – Built by Matrix Yachts, the futuristic Silhouette 760 catamaran KING’S RANSOM sailboat catamaran charter vessel, offers unrivaled luxury.  Regular price is $43,800/wk with accomodations for 10 guests. Take a $4300 discount in March, April and Easter.

ADDITIONAL MULTIHULL SPECIALS

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Electrolysis – Good for People…Bad for Yachts

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FORT LAUDERDALE BOAT SHOW

The recent Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show arrives.  FLIBS again delights.

We had the pleasure of taking a few of our best private luxury yacht charter clients (and dear friends) for a stroll along the docks.  The couple had recently completed the construction of another home on a lot overlooking the water.  They wanted to purchase a boat for weekend family outings.

AVAILABLE SMALL YACHT OPTIONS FOR PURCHASE

We looked at the latest offerings from a few companies, for instance, Germany’s Fjord Yachts, the innovative expandable-deck boats by Italy’s Evo Yachts, and the trendy Holland-designed boats of VanDutch.

 

THAT’S IT!

The model that really caught the attention of our friends was a sleek, aluminum-hull day cruiser. This yacht is built by Vanquish Yachts.  It is the Vanquish VQ54.  The boat is simply stunning. There is no other way to describe it.

Vanquish54 yacht with white hull and red cushions

 

We stood on the dock discussing the boat and the available color options.  A passerby stopped and gazed at the boat.  “Beautiful,” he exclaimed. “Too bad it’s made out of aluminum – electrolysis is bad for boats.”   

As the man walked away, our friends seemed a bit confused.  “What’s wrong with electrolysis?” asked the wife.  “It’s a great way to remove unwanted hair!” 

“It’s a little different with boats,”  we said.  We then explained marine electrolysis, and the possible damage it can cause to a boat or yacht.

ELECTROLYSIS FOR HUMANS VS FOR BOATS

For humans, Medical Electrolysis is a clinical method of removing individual hairs from a person’s face or body. A device is used to destroy the growth center of hair with chemical or heat energy.

For boats, Marine Electrolysis is the result of potential current existing between two different objects. It is often caused by stray electrical current, and can be extremely destructive (causes corrosion) on boats made out of aluminum.

The results generated by medical electrolysis are all positive – people can remove unwanted hair, and it is a permanent fix.  With marine electrolysis, the results are not so good –  and if not caught quickly, the corrosive effects to an aluminum boat can cause great damage (holes, water leaking into the boat, etc.), and require expensive repairs.

corroded boat prop from marine electrolysys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT ELSE IS BAD FOR BOATS?

Aluminum boats are also susceptible to another related culprit.  This culprit is Galvanic Corrosion.  This can occur when two dissimilar metals come into contact with an electrolyte and create a natural electrical current. Salt water can work as the perfect catalyst for galvanic corrosion.

 

GALVANIC CORROSION

Examples of galvanic corrosion include:

  • Using dissimilar metals on the vessel that come into contact with the salt water, like steel bolts or copper-based bottom paint on an aluminum hull.
  • Mixing different types of bottom paint on the same vessel.
  • Mooring boats with incompatible hull construction next to each other, such as a steel vessel moored immediately next to aluminum vessel.

 

QUESTION FROM BOAT BUYERS

Our experienced clients and friends then asked,

If aluminum has so many problems, why are expensive private luxury yacht charter vessels like Feadship and Heesen yachts built out of aluminum?”

The answer is simple.  Aluminum is light, but strong (think of airplanes).  Aluminum yachts can be built to any size versus yachts made from molds.  This allows great flexibility and customization that can’t be as easily achieve with fiberglass and other composites.  As to the corrosion issues, manufacturers can take preventative steps to reduce and even eliminate the threats of marine electrolysis.  Yachts are fitted with monitoring systems which constantly check for stray electrical current, as well as anti-corrosion anodes to negate electrical issues below the waterline.

DO I WANT ELECTROLYSIS NOW?

So, while someday you may want medical electrolysis to look and feel your best, you most definitely do not want marine electrolysis – ever…

 

TRY BEFORE YOU BUY – CHARTER STARTER

Thinking about buying a yacht?  Take advantage of our “Try Before You Buy” program and rent the yacht for an extended “test drive.”  Do this during your own private luxury yacht charter vacation.  Up to 50% of the charter fee can be applied toward the purchase of the same yacht model.

 

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

In conclusion, give charter a try before planning a yacht purchase. For more information about private luxury yacht charters or purchasing a yacht through the 1-800 Yacht Charters’ Try Before You Buy Program, email 1-800 Yacht Charters at  info@1800yachtcharters.com or call us at 305-720-7245. #yachtforsale  #buyaboat #yachtcharter

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Fifty Shades of Sand? Lürssen Yacht POLAR STAR Sports New Colors

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Don’t ask me to accurately describe the new exterior color scheme of super yacht POLAR STAR.  Either way, I just love it!

 

THE PAST

 

POLAR STAR yacht with original dark blue hull

For the past 12 seasons, the 63 meter yacht has traveled around the Mediterranean each summer. She travels to the Caribbean in the winter.  This pretty lady is instantly recognizable with her striking deep blue hull.  At this time, an extensive 6-month refit in Spain is complete.  It includes a 3 meter swim platform extension.  Lürssen private yacht charter vessel now turns her image on its head.

The blue color is no more!  She now wears a shade of white…or is it grey…?  Hmmm.

 

THE PRESENT

 

POLAR STAR yacht with white grey paint job

Immediately after the refit, Charl van Rooy, editor of Superyacht Times described the new exterior colors as, “…military light-grey.”  Fast-forward to this week, and van Rooy now says it’s a, “…light sand coloured paint scheme.”  In fairness to van Rooy, it’s not his fault – the colors are subtle and faint, and depending upon the sunlight, and refection of the water, it does appear to be different shades of off-white.

That, of course, is the point.  The owner was looking for something fresh – a new image for an iconic yacht that has visually dominated the Monaco yacht charter market for more than a decade.

If you’ll be in the South of France this summer, keep an eye open for Lürssen yacht POLAR STAR as she charts a new course and showcases her new colors!

 

COMING SOON – THE POLAR STAR YACHT REFIT STORY

We’ll revisit the yacht’s refit in another blog – coming soon.  Until then, if you are interested in The Superyacht Experience™ in the Med on this or another Lürssen (or Benetti or Feadship or Abeking & Rasmussen or…) yacht charter vessel, visit our selection of Mediterranean yachts for charter at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/monaco-yacht-charters/ today!

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