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.”
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!
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!
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Motoryacht TAIL LIGHTS spends some time in the shipyard in Georgia. After that, the popular and highly successful charter yacht heads to the Bahamas in charter ready and bristol condition. Once complete, the 116 foot Azimut looks amazing and had lots of new toys and goods onboard to start her first charter in Nassau on November 21st.
YACHT CHARTER REVIEW
A recent charter guest took the time to share her thoughts about her family’s superyacht experience onboard Azimut yacht TAIL LIGHTS. What lends credence to her comments is the fact she has chartered three times prior. In her own words,
“We just got off the boat this morning. This was my fourth trip on a (luxury yacht) charter vessel and found it to be at least equal to but in many ways better than the previous trips I had taken. Captain Steve Kemp was awesome. He was extremely organized and looked after every detail of the trip. When we needed to adjust he was quick to respond and very accommodating. The crew was fantastic and also very accommodating. The girls were all Johnny-on-the-spot with food, drinks, and any other need we had. The staterooms were always looked after and kept pristine during our trip. Very pleasant personalities and fun to talk to. Jeff made sure the boat and tender were operating perfectly and was also very accommodating when we wanted to tour the engine room. The boat itself was appointed very nicely and it was obvious that she had been upgraded recently. It looked brand new. I would highly recommend (yacht) Tail Lights and its crew, particularly Steve the captain. I certainly would look into chartering her again.”
Originally a 2011, her $1.5 million refit in 2016 changed so much. Improvements made include, for instance, a full paint job. Two tone dark and light gray in Stoppani Metallic acrylic paint is fabulous. Interior wood and floor refinishing. and new exterior and interior soft goods. For example, upholstery, cushions, decorative throw pillows, bed covers, linens, towels, etc. Continuing with the updates in addition are all new serviceware like china, crystal, silver ware, and table settings. Additionally, new Murray teak deck chairs on Fly bridge and Aft Deck, and new Westminster sun lounge beds on Fly bridge.
Also included in the refit:
All varnished tables refinished
Teak cap railing refinished
Teak decks all sanded and sealed
New ice makers
Washer/dryer and refrigerator/freezer in the garage area
Atlas power conversion system
32′ Scout towed tender painted same color to match the yacht
The yacht accommodates up to 10 guests in 5 staterooms. She has 8 beds, consisting of 2 doubles, 2 twins, and 1 convertible configured as 2 Pullmen, 1 King, 2 Queens, 1 Double, and 4 Singles.
32′ Scout towed tender w/ twin 350 Yamaha engines. Fully rigged and walk-in bathroom in console.
2-person Yamaha jet ski 1800cc
New water skis
2 Bote Inflatable Paddle boards
2 person ski tube
High quality fishing gear (bottom and trolling), plus 1 electric reel for deep dropping 1200 feet
2 Spear fishing poles
6 sets of snorkel gear (Getting 6 more sets)
Large 8×10 beach sun tent with six beach chairs (Getting 6 more)
Beach umbrella and folding table for beach picnics
2 Floating lounge mats and noodles
Largo floating island
2 NEW Yamaha Sea Scooters
Rates for TAIL LIGHTS are from $75,000 per week, plus all running expenses and any applicable taxes.
If you owned a 228 foot luxury yacht charter vessel, would you paint it deep blue or polar white?
If you owned the massive motor yacht SHERAKHAN, the answer is — BOTH!
ALL ABOUT SHERAKHAN
Originally built in 1965, the current owner bought the commercial vessel in 2005 and undertook a massive refit – basically gutting the entire ship from bow to stern and rebuilt her into a yacht charter vessel with accommodations for 26 guests (most yachts are limited to 12 or fewer). The full rebuild featured all new plumbingelectrical systems, air conditioning, and generators.It also included a beautiful new paint job – a deep blue hull, with a white superstructure.
WHAT IS THE LATEST NEWS?
Fast forward to 2017, and the owner decided it was time for another refit. All new decks were installed, along with new soft fabrics throughout the guests areas and cabins, and a complete overhaul of all major equipment in the engine room.
As he did in 2005, the owner completely repainted the superyacht charter vessel – this time a clean, crisp white, with subtle grey accents.
CAN I CHARTER THIS YACHT?
The expedition style yacht is available in the Caribbean and will remain there through April. In the summer, the yacht will relocate to the Mediterranean (e.g. Monaco yacht charter or Grand Prix formula 1 races, etc.) for the summer.
WE WANT YOUR THOUGHTS
So what do you think? Do you think she looks better in blue or in white?
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