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.
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 IPHARRAis 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 RANSOMsailboat 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
NIRVANA (2009 model; 60′) – the Fountaine Pajot Eleuthera 60 catamaran NIRVANAoffers a level of comfort, spacious accommodation and quality of finish more commonly found in custom-designed motor yachts. Her regualr rate for 8 to 10 passengers is €13,300 per week, plus food, bar and running expenses. Save €1,330 for April and Easter bookings. EXTRA SPECIAL – charter in March and the discount increases to 15%!
Hoping to fill her last remaining Monaco yacht charter availability in June, the owner of Sunseeker yacht THUMPER is running an exceptional 20% discount for a 5-7 day superyacht experience, 01-08 June, 2017. This brings the weekly low season base rate down from €155,000 per week to €124,000 per week for these specific dates.
The special only applies to this window of dates, as motor yacht THUMPER, Sunseeker 131 model is so popular – almost all of the rest of June is already booked.
THUMPER is a magnificent combination of performance and custom design with a cool and relaxing interior. Sumptuous textures, stylish art features and a clever layout including side balconies, create spacious living areas.
Her vast sundeck with Jacuzzi, sun loungers, and seating areas is the perfect place for relaxation and entertaining. When not enjoying the exquisite cuisine and service onboard, guests will be kept active by her plethora of watersports toys.
SUNSEEKER 130 SPECS & RATES
LOA: 40.05 meters (131 feet 4 inches)
Maximum Charter Guests: 10
Guest Cabins: 5
Summer: Western Med (Monaco yacht charter base)
Rate (July & August): €165,000 per week
Rate (May, June & September): €155,000 per week
Spanish Charter license
Chic Miami Beach design
Side balconies that maximize the sense of space
Unique artwork by famed design firm, Based Upon
Ingenious layout to optimize service and charter guest comfort
Lots of water toys to entertain kids of all ages
Exceptional crew led by incredible Captain James Harbord
Informa’s British-based global exhibition division makes an announcement. It acquired Yachting Promotions Inc. Yachting Promotions is doing business as (d/b/a) Show Management. They produce three of the world’s largest in-water boat shows. For instance, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Yachts Miami Beach, and the Palm Beach International Boat Show. Yachting Promotions Inc. owners are Active Interest Media. AIM is a magazine publishing company. It is co-headquartered in El Segundo, CA and Boulder, CO, USA
ACTIVE INTEREST MEDIA
Headquarters: El Segundo, CA
Number of employees: 400
Type of business: Private
Headquarters: Zug, Switzerland
Number of employees: 6500
Type of business: Public
Informa paid $133 million for Yachting Promotions Inc. (YPI). It was purchased specifically from AIM – Active Interest Media.
Show Management produced the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. It is held at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center in perpetuity. The company also produced the Palm Beach International Boat Show. In addition, they produce the Miami yacht and Brokerage Show. The Miami yacht show recently renamed Yachts Miami Beach. Other shows include St. Petersburg Power and Sailboat Show and Suncoast Boat Show in Sarasota, Florida, additionally.
In 2006, Active Interest Media (AIM) purchased Show Management. Show management was formally renamed Yachting Promotions, Inc.
A prepared statement by Andrew Clurman, AIM’s president and CEO follows. Moreover, the sale of Show Management to Informa is part of the company’s long-term strategic plan to accelerate their growth.
“AIM will reinvest the proceeds from this sale to grow our digital video, online education, marketing services, and events in our other verticals.”
Informa’s acquisition of Show Management equals the company’s plans. Specifically, to expand its global exhibitions business in the U.S.A. They also produce the Monaco Yacht Show. This acquisition consequently makes Informa Exhibitions unique. It is the world’s leading yacht show organizer. How will shows change with the new purchase? Will the yacht shows now have red carpets? Specifically like the Dubai International Yacht Show (DIBS)?
THE YACHT CHARTER PERSPECTIVE
Our company president, Jana Sheeder, recently attended the 2017 edition of Yachts Miami Beach. She and Team 1-800 Yacht Charter team inspected several private luxury yacht charter vessels. For example, Lurssen motor yacht MARTHA ANN, James Bond yacht SKYFALL, and the brand new Benetti motor yacht 11.11. Jana comments on the acquisition of Show Management by Informa.
“Informa operates over 200 trade and consumer exhibitions around the world annually. With their global resources, I believe Informa is positioned to focus on the continued growth and success of the world’s finest boat shows. In terms of exposure of charter yachts to prospective clients, this should be a good opportunity for cross promotion; for example, we should be able to promote a winter/spring Florida yacht charter vacation to a client while a particular yacht is here in Miami at Yachts Miami Beach – then bring that client to Monte Carlo in September and host them on the same yacht during the Monaco Yacht Show. I’m excited by the chance to extend customer relationships across multi-show platforms and destinations.”
HOW TO BOOK A LUXURY YACHT CHARTER
In conclusion, learn how a private yacht charter vacation can help you. You reconnect with others. Family and friends joyfully spend time with you. Embrace diverse cultures. Rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit. We call it “The Superyacht Experience™.” We want to share it with you!
When it comes to luxurious sailing yachts, one name has dominated the industry for years. The name is Perini Navi. A Perini Navi yacht charter is the fusion of the luxury of a motoryacht. Specifically with the exhilaration and performance of a wind-powered sailboat. Sailing is ultimately eco-friendly. It is the superyacht experience™.
For the past decade, the 64 meter Perini Navi sail yacht SPIRIT OF THE C’s cruised the warm winter waters of the Caribbean. Now, the yacht owner’s office has contacted us to promote a special rate for the remainder of the season. Uniquely, enjoy 7 nights for the price of 6, now through April 30, 2017.
So, for example, book a Virgin Islands yacht charter holiday onboard yacht SPIRIT OF THE C’s and you’ll save 14%…
ABOUT THE YACHT
One of the largest and fastest aluminum sailing yachts in the world, SPIRIT OF THE C’s (ex- FELICITA WEST) is currently available for charter in the Caribbean. After an extensive refit which included a sundeck extension, a complete rebuild and refurbishment of her interior, and the remodeling of the guest cockpit area, she is ready to welcome up to 10 guests in five well-appointed cabins, including a full-beam width master stateroom.
Her new brighter and slightly more minimalistic interior creates a sense of space and an easy flow throughout the yacht.
As for the outdoor spaces, on the main deck, the dining and lounging areas are well-protected from the sun and the wind, while the flybridge is the perfect location for all’aperto (outdoor) dining — the views from here are stunning. With a dedicated crew of 12 professionals, this is an ideal yacht for island hopping throughout the Caribbean, and we highly recommend this yacht for Virgin Island yacht charter holiday, as the winter breezes are ideal for spirited sailing.
Summer – €198,000 per week (June, September) and €225,000 per week (July, August)
Winter – $225,000 per week (Now through April 30, 2017)
Summer – Western Mediterranean
Winter – Caribbean
Extension of the sundeck: now 3.7 meters longer
New interiors – completely redesigned to enhance her natural flow
New sundeck cockpit with a hard top protection with a retractable Bimini top.
TIME FOR FUN WITH WATERSPORTS TOYS!
2 Zodiac 6.3 meter tenders with 235 horsepower jet drive engines
Danish builder Oceanco unveiled their superyacht project. She is the 120 meter yacht AMARA. In specific, she debuted at the Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS).
The yard continues to push the boundaries of design. Oceanco yacht AMARA showcases the builder’s new “lifestyle philosophy” concept. She places great emphasis on a family-oriented style of living. Sam Sorgiovanni, the yacht’s designer, describes the resort-style concept of the project. Besides this, Mr. Sorgiovanni says, “…the interior and exterior design work in harmony to create a holistic feeling of a relaxed well-appointed resort.”
Our quick review of the yacht’s initial technical specs discovers an interior with a contemporary style. She has natural tones and light woods. Her design is to embrace the ‘resort’ lifestyle. Plenty of wide open spaces and natural light lend to the relaxed atmosphere. She is an amazing superyacht project.
Amara features many onboard amenties. For instance, 2 theatres, 2 Majilis-style areas (Majilis means “a place of sitting” in Arabic), and a climbing wall. In addition, she has an upper deck waterfall that flows into the main deck swimming pool. There is a wellness areas on the lower deck, including Hammam steam bath and a beauty salon. This gorgeous yacht also has a water slide and a circular relaxation pod that suspends over the water. How unique is she!
The LUXURY YACHT CHARTER QUESTION
Oceanco has a solid reputation for building luxury yacht charter superyachts. For example, 56 meter The WELLESLEY and the massive 95 meter Oceanco yacht INDIAN EMPRESS are in their fleet. Briefly, we lick our chops to be the first to offer this. Motoryacht AMARA promises to be popular for our clients.
“As we are seeing with the 70 meter Heesen yacht GALACTICA SUPER NOVA, also a new concept in resort-style yachts, I believe yacht AMARA will enjoy extensive private use by her owner prior to becoming available for charter. The good news is that we continue to witness growth in the experiential travel sector, especially with an emphasis on wellness yacht charter vacations. The demand for superyachts with resort facilities such as spas and beauty salons is strong, and the eventual owner of AMARA will be in a solid position to capitalize on this growing business trend.”
THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
Here’s the Danish builder’s press release via PRNewswire:
Oceanco Unveils Amara – A 120-Meter ‘Resort’ Yacht
ALBLASSERDAM, The Netherlands, February 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —
Amara, Oceanco’s newly designed and engineered 120-meter private yacht concept, designed in collaboration with Sam Sorgiovanni Designs was unveiled by His Excellency Saeed Harib, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, Vice President and Chairman of Dubai International Marine Club – Mina Seyahi, and Senior Advisor to the Dubai International Boat Show.
Oceanco revealed the lifestyle philosophy of creating a yacht designed for extended families and friends. Amara provides unparalleled living and entertainment facilities for up to 20 guests. The contemporary interior with natural timber, stone and textural carpets and fabrics blend to create an inviting and natural environment.
“In designing the exterior lines of Amara, I wanted to portray a very strong and muscular form that was progressive in design but with a timeless appeal,” says Sorgiovanni. Its long bow accentuates the vessel’s generous proportions. Most importantly, the interior and exterior design work in harmony to create a holistic feeling of a relaxed well-appointed resort.
The lower level deck opens up to reveal an expansive beach club resort that offers 3-way access to the sea; port starboard and aft. Also on this deck is a comprehensive wellness area with banya, hammam, beauty treatment lounge and a cinema experience for 16 persons.
THE RELEASE CONTINUES
A waterfall from the upper deck cascades down into the main deck swimming pool. And the main deck is party central, featuring a stunning pool bar, opening balconies and large entertainment areas.
The upper deck has an outstanding owner’s apartment with a private plunge pool and open-air aft deck dining for 20+ people.
The gym with a capital view is located on the bridge deck. For intimate gatherings there are two Majilis-style areas (meaning, “a place of sitting” in Arabic, per Wikipedia) aboard. In addition, there is a quixotic cabana style open-air cinema on the sun deck. There is something special for young guests and those young at heart. Specifically, there are accommodations for fun sports equipment. These include as a climbing wall and water slides.
Amara reflects Oceanco’s applied evolutionary thinking, allowing clients to shape their way of life onboard. Amara will take you from the crystal waters of the Maldives to the iconic Caribbean islands, from the ancient marvels of the Mediterranean to the golden sands of Sri Lanka, in privacy, safety, and tranquility.
New York/Newark, NJ (EWR – Liberty) Castries LC (UVF)
Pittsburgh, PA (PIT) Castries LC (UVF)
San Francisco, CA (SFO) Castries LC (UVF)
Washington, DC (IAD – Dulles) Castries LC (UVF)
THE GIST OF THE STORY
The idea of enjoying a Caribbean yacht charter in St. Lucia just got a whole lot easier. United Airlines adds the tiny island nation to its network of flights to the Caribbean from the United States.
The air carrier’s inaugural flight flew on July 11th, 2015, from Newark, New Jersey’s Liberty Airport, to St. Lucia’s Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) on Saturday. United will offer one flight a week on Saturdays, from Newark to St. Lucia, on a 154-seat Boeing 737-800 jet.
“In looking at United’s domestic schedule, it appears customers will be able to connect to Newark from 22 cities in the U.S., including Chicago, Boston and Washington,” says Sheeder. “This is great news for our clients seeking a private yacht charter in the Windward Islands of the Caribbean, as the biggest challenge for years has been the scarcity of flights.”
In the past, it was necessary to connect in Puerto Rico or St Martin and take regional flights to get to destinations such as St Lucia and St Vincent.
Long a popular stop for the cruise ship industry, the addition of direct flights will make it easier for North Americans to experience the beauty of St Lucia from the deck of a private yacht. Charter clients are treated to the views of spectacular twin mountains, specifically the Pitons. The island celebrates its uncrowded volcanic beaches and quaint fishing villages. In addition, its reef-diving sites and lush rainforests and waterfalls.
WHY IS CARIBBEAN GREAT PLACE TO CHARTER?
Sheeder believes eco-friendly yacht charter options are the best way to enjoy St. Lucia. “With constant trade winds, a quiet, but spirited vacation on sailboat is the ideal way to enjoy a St. Lucia yacht charter experience.” Sheeder recommends the affordability and comfort of a catamaran, with room for the whole family. “There are great, affordable, family-oriented yachts, with crews adept at entertaining children of all ages, with exciting games and watersports,” claims Sheeder.
Some of the crewed catamaran yacht charter vessels recommended by Sheeder include Sunreef 62 sail yacht CATSY, Lagoon 620 sail boat catamaran CROCODILE DADDY, and the speedy Gunboat 66 sail catamaran TIGER LILY.
Flight availability for your private luxury yacht charter vacation is just that much more convenient with more commercial airlines offering availability to the area.
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