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.
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%.
There is a big hurdle for large families and groups. These people seek to enjoy a private yacht charter vacation in Malta. The hurdle is partially lifted by the yachting registration authorities in Malta.
Specifically, late December, 2016, Transport Malta made a change. They are the administrative authority that oversees regulations for yachts flying the flag of Malta. They introduced new guidelines for private yachts. In addition, the rule applies to yachts carrying more than 12 guests.
RESTRICTIONS IN MALTA
This issue is long a stumbling block to the charter industry. Most private charter vessels are restricted to carrying no more than 12 passengers. Moreover, even if enough cabins were available to accommodate more than 12 guests. Yacht owners who wanted to bypass this restriction had problems. They were forced to build their vessels to standards established for commercial ships and cruise liners. This added enormous costs to the project. Most yacht owners elected to avoid the extra costs and burdensome regulations. They build luxury charter vessels for 12 or fewer guests.
Maltese authorities saw an opportunity to reduce restrictions on private yachts built to high safety standards, and to allow these safe, well-built and professionally-operated vessels to carry more than 12 passengers. Ivan Sammut, registrar general for the Maltese flag, explain how Malta saw a gap in the market. “You have to evolve to stay relevant in this marketplace,” states Sammut. “Malta hopes to be more than just a European flagging alternative; we have a holistic view of the superyacht market and want to become a turnkey destination for private and commercial superyachts alike.”
NEW CERTIFICATION GUIDELINES
The new certification summary is in the “Guidelines for Pleasure Yachts Carriage Capacities.” It is part of an ongoing Maltese initiative to introduce contemporary standards. Specifically, in the area of private yachting. To qualify, a superyacht seeking to register in Malta and fly the Maltese flag.
Must be over 24 meters.
Not navigate beyond 150nm (nautical miles) from safe haven.
Be in class and in possession of the necessary stability booklet.
Comply with the Maltese Commercial Yacht Code.
Comply with all applicable international conventions.
Carry requisite safety equipment based on the number of persons on board.
Maintain a crew compliment in line with the commercial yacht code.
COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENTS
Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters, views the new regulations as long overdue. “It’s discouraging to turn away a large, extended families of 13 or more from their dream of enjoying the superyacht experience together on one yacht. We anticipate many superyacht owners with vessels that feature cabins and capacity for more than 12 guests to register their yachts in Malta. This is one more contemporary component in the growth of our private luxury yacht charter industry, and we hope other flagging authorities will follow Malta’s lead.”
While it is fairly common to see superyachts offer reduced rates for low-season private luxury yacht charters, it is rare when a 47 meter yacht announces reduced rates for the highly-sought summer dates of July and August.
Of course, when such an opportunity presents itself, we want our clients to be the very first to know!
The 154 foot motor yacht ORIENT STAR is offering a 15% discount for any July and August bookings reserved by March 10, 2017. The discount applies to charters of one week or longer. In terms of savings, a Greece yacht charter vacation onboard CMB Yachts ORIENT STAR will cost €153,000 per week, versus the published rate of €180,000 per week. Running expenses, VAT, and optional gratuity are additional.
SPECIAL BONUS OFFER*
Read through this entire blog, then when you get to the bottom, you’ll discover a special bonus offer, just for Charterers who reserve this, or any other yacht, through 1-800 Yacht Charters!!!
Truly spectacular yacht, super yacht ORIENT STAR was built by CMB Yachts and radiates volume, comfort and style. Greece is primarily available in the most popular summer charter destination. Moreover, the yacht owner will also consider charter inquiries for neighboring Turkey.
Luxury accommodations for 10 guests include a master suite on the main deck, with a study (private office) area, walk-in wardrobe and a spacious en suite bathroom. Below deck there are 2 twin cabins, as well as 2 double staterooms.
This amazing yacht and her professional crew will offer you an unparalleled superyacht experience, in the birthplace of civilization – Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean.
CURRENT RESERVATIONS 2017:
20 – 30 June / Bodrum – Mykonos
3 – 10 August / Bodrum – Rhodes (option)
Builder: CMB Yachts
LOA: 47 meters (154 feet 2 inches)
Maximum Guests: 10
Guest Cabins: 5
Rate (July, and August): from €180,000 per week
Rate (June and September: from €145,000€ per week
Highly sophisticated and contemporary bespoke interior by Tara Bernerd & Partners
Modern exterior design with plenty of personality
Floor-to-ceiling windows on both sides of the upper saloon open onto balconies
Spectacular deck space
On-deck Jacuzzi spa tub
Zero speed stabilizers – keep yacht stable/comfortable while underway
In conclusion, confirm a Greece yacht charter reservation through 1-800 Yacht Charters, on or before March 10, 2017 aboard ORIENT STAR or any other yacht we represent and receive a €500 credit for KORRES beauty and skin care products. With boutiques around the world, Korres’ Greek yoghurt-based products are all-natural and include fragrances, as well as bath, body and sun products. Their wild rose vitamin active brightening oil, is a 2016 “Best of Beauty” award winner by Allure Magazine.
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