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“Having the Best Time…” on Motor Yacht ‘H – [Video]

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When your clients are accustomed to +70 meter superyachts for their private luxury yacht charter vacations, you should probably think twice about recommending a 40 meter yacht for their next getaway…

Unless that 40 meter vessel is motor yacht ‘H with Captain Phil Frost at the helm.

About three weeks ago, good friends of ours called.  They were taking a short trip from their home in the states to visit their daughter who is spending a college semester in France.  During the visit, they planned to catch the “On The Run II: Beyonce & Jay-Z” concert in Paris, then spend a few days exploring.  They asked, “Since we’re not taking the whole family, is there a smaller, contemporary-designed yacht that you would recommend for a quick getaway in France?”  Without hesitation, we said, “Yes, the best available option is the 42 meter Benetti motoryacht ‘H.”

Built in 2015, motor yacht ‘H is a shining example of the Italian builder’s Fast 140 series, with exterior styling by Stefano Righini, and interiors by HJH Studios.  The yacht has it all – a massive sundeck, an impressive skylounge, and a fantastic, young, energetic crew led by can-do skipper, Australian Phil Frost.  Phil’s motto is, “Say yes, then figure out how to make it happen!”

With just hours to prepare, Phil and his team provisioned and prepared for our clients’ arrival in Bonifacio.  Less than 2 hours after getting onboard, our clients sent us two, short, but telling texts.  First, the husband wrote, “Having the best time.”  Then, his wife wrote, “Oh man, this crew is awesome!”

Once back home, the family called us to say the yacht was beautiful and surprisingly comfortable for a 40 meter yacht, and the crew made everyone feel as if they were onboard a 70 meter vessel.

They were so impressed, plans are already underway for a repeat trip in September…

If you’re considering a private yacht charter vacation in the Med in August or September (or the Caribbean this winter), it’s hard to overstate the value, luxury, and comfort you’ll find with Captain Phil Frost, onboard Benetti motor yacht ‘H…

[Side note – Beyonce and Jay-Z decided to do a little boating after the concert as well.  They loaded the family onboard motor yacht KISMET, before returning to the next leg of their world tour…]

Are you considering chartering a yacht for a vacation or special event?  Call or text us at 305-720-7245, and with our Best Price Guarantee in hand, you’ll be on your way to making memories in style!

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12-Passenger Yacht Ice 5 To Offer Summer New England Yacht Charter Opportunities

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CLAM CHOWDER, ANYONE?

Not sure you want to traipse the kids and the in-laws all the way to the Med this summer for your annual Superyacht Experience?

Maybe an action-packed adventure closer to home is what you need — onboard the Proteksan Turquoise yacht ICE 5, in beautiful New England.  There is so much to see and do in this lovely area, not to mention all of the amazing amenities and activities onboard your private yacht!

 

Photo of boat with jetskis and 2 tenders running alongside

 

 

ROOM FOR 12

The 140ft yacht, built in 2002, completed a major refit several months ago, and she looks as good as the day she was launched.

Easily rivaling the volume of larger vessels, yacht ICE 5 boasts a spacious interior and has sprawling decks and outdoor spaces. Her roomy layout offers something for every charter guest, making her an ideal choice for large groups, families, even corporate events.

Accommodations are offered for up to 12 guests in six staterooms, including a master suite and two VIP staterooms.

A large assortment of watertoys will keep you and the family busy for hours every day.

 

RATE

The New England yacht charter summer rate for motoryacht Ice 5 is $130,000 per week + running expenses.

 

SPECS

  • Length:  140′ (42.67 meters)
  • Beam:  27′ (8.23 meters)
  • Draft:  6′ (1.83 meters)
  • Year Built/Refit:  2002 / 2017
  • Builder:  Turquoise
  • Number of Cabins: 6
  • Total Guests: 12
  • Cabin Configuration: 2 Kings, 3 Queens, 2 Singles
  • Total Crew: 8

 

TENDERS & TOYS

–  2018 Aoxpar T-Top 37′ towed tender

–  (2) 3-seat 2017 Yamaha VRX Waverunners

–  2017 Yamaha Superjet Stand-Up Waverunner (SUW)

– Snorkel Gear (12 sets)

– Kneeboard

– Wakeboard

– WaterSki

– Inflatable water toys

– Motorized Surf Board

– Two Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP’s)

– Two Inflatable Paddleboards (SUPs)

– Fishing Equipment

– SCUBA Diving Equipment (certified divers only)

 

HOW TO BOOK

Come explore historic New England and The Superyacht Experience, as only 1-800 Yacht Charters can provide, this summer.  Let 1-800 Yacht Charters secure prime dates for you, today.  Email info@1800yachtcharters, or call 1.800.922.4824 to check availability.  We stand by, at your service.

Photo of yacht anchored in a quiet harbor - aerial view

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Award-Winning Interior Design Captured In Yacht SEALYON Video

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Award-Winning Style

Back in 2009, when motor yacht SEALYON was first launched (her name at the time was yacht CANDYSCAPE II), we remember saying, “This yacht has, ‘it’ – that exceptional fusion of glamour, design, and quality. As it turned out, we were not alone in our praise of the Espen Øino-designed superyacht, built by Italy’s Viareggio Super Yachts.  Right out of the gate, the yacht scored a 2010 World Superyacht Award as the Best Displacement Motor Yacht, 500GT-1,299GT.

Aerial photo of motoryacht SEALYON underway

 

Interior Design As Sweet As Candy

That recognition was followed up in 2011 with a win at the International Yacht Awards in the category of “Power Yachts over 60 metres” for her outstanding interior design by Candy & Candy of London.  One judge referred to the interior as, “An eclectic collection of detailed decoration using veneers, fabrics, leathers, metals and stones to create a truly unique floating wonder.”  

 

Every Picture Tells A Story

Fast-forward to 2018, and the 202ft super yacht SEALYON, ex Candyscape II is still as impressive as the day she was first launched. T. Debuse, who oversees the  yacht charter management for the vessel’s owner says, “(charter yacht) SEALYON is undoubtedly a yacht that has fulfilled its mission statement with the highest build quality and superbly comfortable, beautifully decorated and detailed interior.” DeBuse also thinks the yacht’s new video captures the splendor of the yacht.  “They say a picture paints a 1000 words – the video of  Sealyon paints a picture indeed!”

 

A Week Your Family Will Never Forget…

The 61.8 meter superyacht offer accommodations for up to 12 guests, and is available for France yacht charter vacations along the Côte d’Azur in the summer, and St. Barts yacht charter holidays in the Caribbean in the winter and spring.  Rates start at €325,000 per week for low season dates.   For reservation requests, click HERE.

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Chew On This – Yacht TAKE 5 Enters Luxury Yacht Charter

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THE NAME

When it comes to owners choosing unique names for their yachts, there’s no lack of inspiration.  From the obvious ( LADY SARA, LISA IV, et al) to the sublime (e.g. CLOUDBREAK, PARADISE, et al), the only limit to a creative name for a yacht is the owner’s imagination.

While we’ve seen yachts named after famous movies, animals, and people, we have to admit – a yacht named after a candy bar is unique and rare!

So, our team had to chuckle when a beautiful new yacht recently entered the luxury yacht charter marketplace, sporting a name inspired by a popular candy bar found in your neighborhood grocery store.

The Sunseeker 131 motor yacht TAKE 5 shares a name with the well-known Hershey Company candy bar.

The candy bar (per Hershey) is, “…five layers of sweet and salty goodness that doesn’t ask you to compromise. It’s crunchy pretzels, smooth peanut butter, salty peanuts and sweet caramel—all wrapped in silky milk chocolate.”

 

Image of a Hershey Take 5 candy bar wrapper

 

The eponymous yacht (per Sunseeker) is, “A sublime example of design and engineering, every detail, feature and interior space is nothing short of extraordinary.”

Seems both manufacturer are equally proud of their creations!

 

View of back of yacht TAKE 5 with jetskis and watertoys in the water behind it

 

Since her launch in 2016, yacht TAKE 5 Sunseeker 131 was strictly used for the personal enjoyment of the owner and his family and friends.  Now that the yacht is available for luxury yacht charter, it will be based in the Caribbean during the winter/spring, and in the Western Mediterranean in the summer.

 

FIVE FLAVORS…FIVE FEATURES

With the candy bar featuring five layers of flavor, it’s only fitting to present five unique charter features about the yacht:

 

  • Five stylish and seductive staterooms accommodating up to 12 guests
  • Fantastic Sundeck with large forward Jacuzzi
  • Chic beach club at water level
  • Toy free decks (more space for entertaining and socializing)
  • Zero speed stabilization system (for maximum comfort while cruising and at anchor)

 

By the way, in case you thought it was just a coincidence that the yacht and candy bar share a name – individual snack sized Take 5 candy bars fill crystal candy bowls throughout the superyacht!

 

CREATE YOUR OWN…

The Superyacht Experience…  Nothing blends the chance to experience new cultures and reconnect with friends and family like a luxury yacht charter vacation. For more information or to arrange your own superyacht experience, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at +1-800-922-4824 or +1-305-253-7245 today.

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Did She Really Offer That???

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SAY WHA???

What could be better than a Phuket yacht charter odyssey for a full week?   The answer is a glorious TEN nights in Thailand, onboard a luxury yacht charter vessel for the price of SEVEN nights!

 

Imagine saving a whopping 30% off your next superyacht experience in one of the world’s most desired cruising destinations – Southeast Asia.

 

LAMIMA sailboat at the back of a cove with a girl on stand up paddleboard in the foreground

 


WOW! 

We were a bit surprised as well, yet that’s the offer that was tendered to us today, by Gayle of Camper & Nicholsons.  Gayle is the luxury yacht charter manager for the world’s largest wooden sailing yacht, LAMIMA, based in Southeast Asia.

 

Gayle’s email to us read in part:

 

“…Dont (sic) miss out on the super 10 days for the price of 7 deal being offered on LAMIMA for a charter between 04-20 January 2018 . Based in Phuket this winter they are able to cruise Thailand and/or Myanmar at the weekly rate of 106,000 USD +APA (running expenses such as food, bar, fuel, and dockage).” 

 

She went on to remind us to why our clients should choose sail yacht LAMIMA for their Thailand yacht charter vacation:

 

“…enjoy the warm Indonesian hospitality, a plethora of watersports , two SPA therapists offering a selection of massages, facials and pedicures and the professional dive team ready to take you to the best dive spots.”

 

IMPRESSIVE YACHT

Readers of our blog know we have profiled this unique vessel as perhaps the most exclusive luxury yacht charter sailing vessel in service in Indonesia and Southeast Asia.   The yacht’s owner has been known to bring a celebrity anthropologist onboard to serves as a special tour guide for the charter guests, and occasionally offers special rates and spa/wellness packages .

 

The custom built yacht is nearly 214ft in overall length, sails with a crew compliment of 20, and can accommodate up to 14 guests in 7 staterooms.

 

KEY FEATURES

  • World’s largest wooden sailing yacht
  • Seven staterooms, all with ensuites sleeping 14 guests
  • Padi-diving certification and instructors
  • Onboard SPA therapists
  • Contemporary Asian design
  • Shaded relaxation areas
  • Large Alfresco outdoor cinema screen

 

masseuse giving massage to person on massage bed on deck of sailboat Lamima

 

NOW, IT’S YOUR TURN…

IF saving 30% on a luxurious vacation in an exotic destination appeals to you, then this yacht and mystical Thailand are the right match for you and your travel companions.  To check availability and learn more about chartering private luxury yacht Lamima, CLICK https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/explore-our-yachts/lamima/book-now/

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Expect Tax Hike On Your Virgin Islands Yacht Charter Vacation

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Doing any boating this spring in the Virgin Islands?  If you are, plan on bringing a few extra bucks with you (or…take a money-saving tip from our company President, Jana Sheeder).

 

Photograph of Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters

This will be the first spring yachting season since the BVI enacted new legislation in 2017, increasing cruising taxes.

Here’s a breakdown of both the previous and current fees:

  • OLD (Seasonal Rates):  $.75 – $2 USD per person per day
  • NEW (Flat, Year-Round Rate): $6 USD per person per day

These rates apply to Virgin Islands yacht charter vessels registered and based in the British side of the territory.  “Foreign”  based yachts – meaning charter yachts coming in from other bases such as the US Virgin Islands and elsewhere — will also see an increase – from $4 to $16 per person per day.

HELPFUL TIPJana Sheeder, our company President, suggests,

“When planning your Virgin Islands yacht charter vacation, ask your charter broker to present yachts ‘based’ in the British (BVI) side of the territory if possible, as opposed to those based in St . Thomas (USVI) or elsewhere.  This small tip can save you 63% in extra cruising fees!!!”

A complete explanation of the tax increase is available on the official  British Virgin Islands website.

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This Spring, grab the family, leave the stress of work and school behind, and set sail for adventure in the nearby Bahamas or the Virgin Islands – both a short flight from the USA mainland.  Let 1-800 Yacht Charters Deliver the Superyacht Experience to you and your family.

CLICK HERE for a sampling of our Caribbean-based yachts…

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Experience Rugged Greenland & Beyond Onboard Yacht LEGEND

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ADVENTURE & LUXURY – HAND IN HAND

The hottest trend in yachting will continue this summer, as motor yacht LEGEND joins a growing  fleet of luxury yacht charter vessels forgoing the Mediterranean for extreme Arctic and Northern Europe adventures.

Woman in white bikini and arms raised in air standing on snow in front of motoryacht LEGEND

 

 

On the heels of a winter expedition to Antarctica, the 77 meter Icon yacht LEGEND will relocate to northern Europe for the summer, with a spring pitstop in the frozen tundra of Greenland.  Charters have already been secured by action-seeking travelers in both May and June.

READY FOR ADVENTURE?

Activities offered aboard this yacht charter boat include whale watching, heliskiing (heli-skiing), and rides via dog sleds and snow scooters…

With the advent of ultra-luxury expedition yachts entering the charter market, the decades-old adventure travel movement has finally reached the luxury sector of the market. Once the realm of budget-conscious travelers, willingly “roughing it” in hostels and tents,  expedition yachts allow affluent charterers the opportunity to experience an adventure travel vacation without compromising creature comforts.

The growing list of yachts offering activity-oriented charters in the Arctic and northern Europe include 229 foot superyacht SHERAKHAN,  205 foot Icon yacht BATON ROUGE (in Norway in June), and the 238 foot Abeking and Rasmussen motoryacht CLOUDBREAK (scheduled for May 2019 in Greenland).

A closer look at yacht LEGEND demonstrates the appeal of these modern expedition yachts:

KEY FEATURES

  • Commercially certified helipad
  • 3-man submarine
  • Ice-breaking hull
  • Snow scooters (snowmobiles)
  • Balinese spa
  • Cinema
  • Aft-deck heated pool
  • Gym
  • 26 guests in 13 staterooms

Yes, indeed –this luxury yacht charter vessel is packed full of features.  From the helicopter to the 3-person submarine, this yacht allows her guest to explore this cold-weather destinations from entirely new angles. Relaxation can be found watching movies in the cinema, getting a massage in the Balinese-themed spa below deck, enjoying cocktails on deck in the ultra-heated Jacuzzi, or just cuddling up by the fireplace with a good book. More action can be found in the gymnasium, or exploring on the snow scooters, or just coming face to face with the wildlife on land. Perfect photo opportunities for a memorable vacation of a lifetime.

 

HEADCOUNT

A big “plus” of many expedition yachts is the ability to accommodate large families and groups of friends.  Whereas most luxury charter yachts are capped at a maximum headcount of 12 passengers, yachts like LEGEND and SHERAKHAN can both legally and comfortably accommodate 26 guests.

 

Photo of small boat and 4 people with cameras watching a whale tail coming up from the water. Huge snow-covered mountains behind them

 

 

BOOKINGS

  • 22nd December to 6th January 2019 / King George Island to King George Island (Antarctica)
  • 6th to 13th January 2019 / King George Island to King George Island (Antarctica)
  • 11th to 18th May 2019 / Ilulissat to Ilulissat (Greenland)
  • 8th to 15th June 2019 / Kangerlussuaq to Ilulissat (Greenland)

 

CRUISING SCHEDULE

  • March 2018: Transit
  • April 2018: Mediterranean
  • May 2018: Mediterranean
  • May to September 2018: Norway, Sweden, Baltic, Arctic
  • October 2018: Transit
  • December 2018 to March 2019: Antarctica & Patagonia

 

RATE

460,000€ per week – includes yacht, crew, and use of all onboard amenities and recreational toys.  Running expenses such as food, fuel, bar, and dockage are additional.  Depending upon the destination, local VAT may be incurred.  A crew gratuity is optional and at the charter’s discretion.

 

MORE INFO

To make a reservation, or for more information on this or any luxury yacht charter vessel, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters (toll-free North America +1.800.922.4824  / local and international +1.305.253.7245).

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Fab Four The Inspiration For Amels Yacht Here Comes The Sun Owner

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Photograph of motoryacht underway.  Hull of yacht is beige. Superstructure is white.  Waves are lapping at the bottom of the yacht.When it comes to naming a superyacht, the sources of inspiration seem limitless.

Many owners select the name of their spouse, or their children.  Others opt for themes, such as romance and affection.  Of course, movie-themed names remain popular as well (e.g.  John and Jeanette Staluppi and their James Bond yacht selection including DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER, CASINO ROYALE and Benetti yacht SPECTRE, Project FB269.

For the multi-yacht owner of the 83 meter Amels motor yacht HERE COMES THE SUN, the inspiration is musical, and somewhat obvious to most Baby Boomers – songs by The Beatles.

His last two yachts were the 47 meter Heesen yacht LET IT BE and the 65 meter Amels Limited Editions 212 yacht IMAGINE (now renamed re-named INFINITE SHADES).

In a way, the name seems entirely appropriate – this yacht is nothing short of a behemoth, and does seem to be the size of the sun when silhouetted against the evening skyline.  The new flagship of the fabled Dutch yard and the first Amels Limited Editions 272, the yacht comes in at 2827 gross tons, more than the 95 meter Lurssen yacht KISMET (2700GT).

Would you like a closer look at the Andre Winch-designed interiors, and Tim Heywood exteriors or superyacht HERE COMES THE SUN?  Click https://youtu.be/yY2NS9-b6sU to enjoy our short video production of one of the most spectacular luxury yacht charter vessels available…

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Future Home For Miami Yacht Show To Better Showcase Luxury Yacht Charter Vessels

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Wow, this news couldn’t come at a better time…

After navigating the congested roads and waterways of Miami Beach the past 4 days at the 2018 Miami Yacht Show, we’re thrilled to announce the show will relocate to the mainland – near downtown Miami, for the 2019 installment of the annual event!

Pending state and federal permits, the show will relocate to the Resorts World property (formerly the headquarters of the Miami Herald newspaper), just north of downtown Miami next to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and the Sea Isle Marina.

Sunset photo of dock of superyachts at Miami Yacht Show

 

 

The show is managed and co-owned by Informa and IYBA, the International Yacht Brokers Association (our company President, Jana Sheeder is a member of IYBA). The event runs concurrently with the Miami International Boat Show, which is owned and operated by the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

This year, as in years past, our biggest challenge in inspecting the luxury yacht charter vessels participating in the show is the lack of timely access.  Some yachts are docked along the Indian Creek waterway, in front of the iconic Eden Roc and Fontainebleau hotels.  Scenic?  Yes.  Accessible?  Hardly… There’s only one road running north to south (Collins Avenue) and it can easily take 1 hour to traverse the mile-long row of yachts docked along Collins Avenue.

Further adding to the time constraints, the largest yachts (like 213 foot Codecasa superyacht Double Down, and 180 foot Heesen yacht Quite Essential) can’t fit at Indian Creek, so they are moored at the Island Gardens marina on Watson Island – about 5 miles away.   Traffic congestion and a woeful lack of parking near the show locations exacerbates the access problems.

At 1-800 Yacht Charters, President Jana Sheeder and her team mitigates these problems by moving between the locations by boat.  It helps – but still involves a loss of time traveling between locations, as low bridges force us to cruise a long circuit between Collins Avenue and Watson Island.  Yes, it’s faster than traveling by car, but still far from ideal…

Other transportation options:
-Shuttle buses, but their schedules are irregular
-Bicycles for rent, but not ideal when with clients
-Skateboards, but those were used by crewmembers to zip back and forth between nearby hotels (too far to skateboard between marinas)
-Uber and Lyft – a good option, but inconvenient when only going a block or so


^ Resorts World LLC Miami Yacht Show location ^

The new site on the mainland offers ease of access, ample parking, and Miami’s rapid transit Metrorail and Metromover trains.  This is prime waterfront property – located between the Venetian and MacArthur Causeways.  Whereas the Collins Avenue location had minimal space for on-land exhibits, the new location will include exhibition space for compatible luxury products such as:

  • Exotic cars and vehicles like Bentley – Bugatti – Rolls Royce – Maserati – Tesla
  • Private aircraft like Gulfstream – Bombardier Global -Dassault Falcon – Embraer Lineage
  • Helicopters like Sikorsky Executive – Bell – Leonardo
  • Fashions like Gucci – Louboutin – Chanel – Hermes – Balenciaga – Louis Vuitton – Prada
  • Sun products like Shiseido – L’Occitane au Bresil – Equitance
  • Art by artists like Britto – Chihuly – Xavier Veilhan

Photograph of Miami Yacht Show future site - green grass with seawall in downtown Miami with highrises in the background

 

 

Most importantly for our team, water taxi transportation will connect the primary show site to Islands Gardens superyacht marina on Watson Island, where some of the largest charter yachts in the world will be berthed.  Even cruising at 5 knots in a watertaxi should take no more than 5 minutes to shuttle between these two locations.

The new yacht show venue also has the added benefit of proximity to the Miami International Boat Show (MIBS) at the Miami Marine Stadium on Virginia Key (Key Biscayne).

Great things to do in Miami when you come to the Miami Yacht Show:

  • Bayside Marketplace – downtown Miami.  Shopping, eating, drinking, listening to music, tapas, cigars, trendy shops, waterside views
  • Miami Design District – Trendy arts district
  • Wynwood Walls – Just 10 minutes from Downtown Miami. Art galleries. Walls of artistic graffiti. Artwalks. Photography studios
  • Multiple brewing companies – Sample craft beers and visit breweries throughout downtown Miami area
  • Foodie Culinary Tour – Take a culinary tour of the various restaurants throughout South Beach and the Miami Arts District.
  • Waterway Tour – Star Island celebrity homes tour by boat, Monument Island, Port of Miami cruiseships

[Side note – did we mention dozens of great international-fare restaurants located in downtown Miami?]

We’re extremely excited about the future of the Miami Yacht Show.  With better parking, greater access to the charter yachts, luxury product vendors and restaurants, the 2019 show is an event not to be missed!

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Is a Private Luxury Yacht Charter Vacation Right for You?

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We’ve all seen the images – a silhouette of a sailing yacht, lying at anchor near a secluded beach, the sun setting in the background; or the massive superyachts docked side-by-side in a marina along the Côte d’Azur.  It’s not hard to imagine you and your family inserted in those yachting images, enjoying la belle vie.

Is it realistic to think you can afford a holiday at sea on a private yacht?

To answer that question, let’s start with understanding exactly what a yacht charter is all about…

silhouette of catamaran sailboat at anchor with a beautiful orange sunset behind it. The silhouette of a bird flies in from the right side of the photo

 

WHAT Is A Luxury Yacht Charter Vacation?

If you’ve ever stayed at a resort, you’ve already experienced the premise of a yachting vacation on a crewed yacht.  From accommodations, to meals, activities and amenities, everything you and your family need are available in one location.  The biggest difference –  your location “moves” when you charter a yacht!

Take for example a Virgin Islands yacht charter vessel.  While other travelers stay ashore and see the same view from their hotel window, each day you can wake up and experience a new location, as your yacht cruises from island to island.  Forget a virtual online slideshow – this is the real deal!

While onboard, you’ll be pampered by a crew of trained professionals – from a captain to navigate, to a host/hostess to serve you, and a chef to prepare your meals.  The actual number of crew depends on the size of yacht you charter and the level of service you request.

Just like the resort, the yacht offers accommodations, areas to relax and socialize, and a wide variety of recreational toys to enjoy – like snorkel gear, kayaks, and paddleboards.  The larger yachts offer a wider variety of toys and amenities, including waverunners, cinema rooms, exercise equipment – even ondeck Jacuzzi spas.

There is one more distinguishing difference when compared to a resort – it’s completely private – only you and your family and friends and your crew are onboard – no one else!

 

WHERE Are Luxury Yacht Charter Vacations Offered?

Again, the comparison to seaside resorts best illustrates the locations available for enjoying a yachting holiday –  if it’s on the ocean, chances are there are yachts in the area available for hire!

 

Here’s a partial list of the most popular destinations for chartering a crewed yacht:

  • Caribbean – the islands of the Caribbean are popular in the winter and spring months, with sailing yachts heavily congregates in the breezy Virgin islands, and larger motoryachts based in the celebrity-popular cosmopolitan areas like St. Martin and St Barths.
  • Mediterranean – the summer playground for Europeans, charter yachts can be found throughout the Greek islands, as well as along the Italian and French Riviera.  In recent years, new cruising grounds in the Med have become increasingly popular, such as the Spanish Balearic Islands and Croatia.
  • Florida and the Bahamas – unlike Europeans who often take long, multi-week vacations, Americans take shorter holidays, often for no more than a long weekend.  Staying closer to home becomes important when travel days are limited, so the idea of a Florida yacht charter escape is very popular, with the nearby Bahamas a strong option as well.

 

 

HOW Can I Afford A Luxury Yacht Charter Vacation?

If you guessed that we would once again go back and look at a resort for the answer – you’re right!

The price options for enjoying a crewed yacht directly compare to the prices of staying at a resort.   Basic resorts in popular destinations can be very affordable for a family vacation, and so too can be the cost of a private yacht charter.  Conversely, ultra exclusive resorts in posh settings charge premium rates – as do the most luxurious private yachts.

To put this into realistic perspective, here’s a sample of yachts and their prices:

  • SAILBOAT – sail yacht MORE MAGIC is a 68 foot Virgin Islands yacht charter vessel with accommodations for up to 6 guests in 3 staterooms. Her all-inclusive charter rates start at $18,000 per week
  • MOTORYACHT – the 80 foot motor yacht JODI LEE offers both Bahamas and Florida yacht charter vacations for up to 6 passengers.  Here base rate is $26,000 per week, plus a little extra to cover food, fuel, and dockage.
  • SUPERYACHT – up to 12 affluent travelers can explore the Mediterranean onboard the 2017 Amels yacht HERE COMES THE SUN, a 272 foot yacht with a crew of 25.  Her weekly rate is Euro €1,200,000 with additional fees for food, fuel, and dockage.

 

Aerial photo of yacht at anchor with an inflatable slide coming down from the top deck. Multiple jetskis and tenders are racing around in the water around the boat. The water is clear and turquoise.

 

 


WHO
Do I Call To Plan A Luxury Yacht Charter Vacation?

The owners of charter yachts rely on a network of professional yacht charter brokers to serve as the go-between for owners and anyone interested in securing a yacht for hire.  1-800 Yacht Charters has been delivering  The Superyacht Experience to their clients for over 30 years, has been recognized by Forbes as “Best Private Cruise,” and maintains a database of more than 500 crewed charter yachts around the world.

ONLY 1-800 Yacht Charters offers an industry first, Best Price Guarantee and makes a donation to your preferred charity, in your name, when you make your reservation.  We also promote reusable water bottles and eco-tote bags for your use after you return home so that you can help to protect the oceans and the environment.

We would be honored to arrange your luxury yacht charter vacation for you.  Please call us toll-free in North America (+1.800.922.4824) or locally and internationally (+1.305.253.7245)

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