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Feel Like A Kid Again – On Yacht Amarula Sun

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Feel like a kid on superyacht AMARULA SUN

 

REMEMBER WHEN…

Do you remember the last time you slid down a slide and laughed with glee?  I’ll bet you were just a kid.  Those those times on the neighborhood playground with friends.  Special times surely etched in your memory.

 

THOMAS WOLF

The late Thomas Wolf  wrote,

“You can’t go back home to your family, back home to your childhood…” 

 

Respectfully, Mr. Wolf: I think you can!  So does the owner of motor yacht AMARULA SUN. He invites charter clients to, “feel like a kid again.”

 

SPECIAL DEAL

Trinity AMARULA SUN is available in the Bahamas this summer.  For the month of June, her owner is offering a tremendous yacht charter special.  Her price is 9 nights for the price of 7.

 

ALL CHARTER GUESTS LOVE HER

The yacht is well-suited for any type of luxury yacht charter guest.  From low-keyed clients to travelers with lofty expectations, it’s all good.  The reason?  A well-trained, professional crew.

Captain Albert and his team of 8 charter-trained crewmembers will treat every guest to an extraordinarily fun-packed holiday.  Your time onboard will be filled with

  • Gourmet meals
  • Lavish amenities
  • A full inventory of top-of-the-line watertoys

 

Yes, there IS an inflatable slide.  It is quite a bit higher up than the playground slide you remember as a kid!

 

SUMMARY

So there you have it.  Captain Albert and the yacht’s owner invite you to come aboard.  Leave your troubles behind.  Feel like a kid again!

 

DETAILS

Yacht: AMARULA SUN

Length: 50m / 164 ft

Builder: Trinity Yachts

Built/refit: 2008 / 2018

Guests: 10-12

Cabins:  5 Cabins

Crew: 9

 

 

CHARTER RATES

Summer

$175,000 per week

 

Winter

$195,000 per week

 

Year End Holidays

$230,000 per week

 

Rates include yacht, crew, and use of onboard amenities and watertoys.  Local tax and all running expenses are additional (items such as food, fuel, bar, and dockage)

  • $175,000 weekly rate offered June through to the end of the summer.
  • 9 nights for the price of 7 offered at the new $175,000 weekly rate.  Offer ends June 30, 2019

 

 

CHARTER AREAS

Summer – The Bahamas

Winter  –   The Caribbean, The Bahamas

 

 

YACHT’S MAIN FEATURES

$2 million upgrades in 2018

Eye catching new paint job with striking burgundy red accents

An impressive water toy selection for the adventurer’s paradise

Fully-equipped for any fitness routine.  Yacht includes treadmill, elliptical, free weights, and more

Sizeable 41’ tender with three 350 outboards.  It is perfect for all types of experiences. For instance, beach picnics, snorkeling trips, and fishing excursions

Opulent interior for the ultimate experience in luxury

Stunning two-level master suite with panoramic views

Surround sound cinema experience in the skylounge and high definition TVs throughout

Sociable sun deck with multiple areas for lounging and entertaining

Large swim platform offers easy access to the water and converts into beach club

 

TENDERS

  1. 41-foot Bahama Boatworks with triple 350hp Mercury Verados.  It has tons of features. First, High Power Amplified sound system with 14 speakers and Bluetooth capability. Second, Seakeeper Gyro Stabilizer.  Third, fully-equipped for fishing, side door boarding for snorkeling and beach trips, head and sink.
  2. Custom 21-foot Brig-Inflatable Rib with single 200hp Yamaha engine.  It features amplified sound system with bluetooth capability.  It is well-suited for towing watertoys, waterskiers and wakeboarders.

 

TOYS

2 x high-performance Yamaha WaveRunners

2 x SeaDoo Sparks

Flyboard, Seabobs

Standup paddleboards  SUP’s

JetLev boat and jetpack

Waterslide (extra large)

Inflatable stern Jet Ski dock

Towable banana

Towable tubes

Wakeboard

Boogie boards

Water skis

Snorkeling Gear

Fitness equipment (for instance, treadmill)

Beach Set-up

Fully-equipped for fishing excursions

 

HOW TO BOOK MOTORYACHT AMARULA SUN

This offer ends June 30th, 2019.

For more information, submit your inquiry HERE at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/explore-our-yachts/amarula-sun/book-now/.   If you would rather speak to us in person, call or WhatsApp 1-800 Yacht Charters at +1.800.922.4824 .

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How To Cut Yacht Charter Taxes In Half

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Blue box with text inside of it. The text reads VAT on top in bold white letters. It reads ALERT below the word, vat, but the word, alert, is in normal font, not bolded.

VAT taxes on yacht charters

THE CHALLENGE

Every summer, hundreds of well-heeled travelers migrate to the Western Mediterranean.  They travel there to enjoy a private yacht luxury charter vacation.  Coastal towns like Nice and St Tropez in France participate.  San Remo and Portofino in Italy also host dozens of superyachts. The boats are packed with charterers from around the world.  It’s an affluent vacation.  Even the wealthy cringe when their exclusive yacht rental holiday is socked with VAT charges often in excess of 12%.  They know the value of their hard-earned dollars.  We make sure that their memorable and valuable vacation funds are spent wisely.

 

HIGH TAXES

Imagine spending €725,000/wk to rent a yacht. For example, Admiral superyacht PLANET NINE as your holiday hire.  Just envision incurring an additional €87,000 in VAT?  Ouch!!!

 

THE SOLUTION TO LOWERING TAXES

Over the years, we composed many blogs about the challenges of VAT taxes.  Yacht rental guests need to stay aware of the laws.  In some years, yacht charters were VAT exempt. In others, the exemption was rescinded.  The rates go up, down, and often vary among various European Union countries, like France, Spain, and Italy.

 

COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENTS

Fortunately, with a little advance planning, it might be possible to reduce your charter’s VAT liability by up to 50%.  Jana Sheeder, our company’s President explains:

 

“If you rent a luxury yacht for a vacation in the South of France, say, Nice, Antibes, Cannes, and neighboring Monte Carlo (in the principality of Monaco), you will incur a VAT charge of 12%. However, if leave European Union waters during your charter, the VAT is reduced by 50%.  The easiest way to accomplish this is to schedule an overnight run to the island of Sardinia, off the French coast. Spend a day of so in the area, then cruise back to the South of France.  Not only is this a worthwhile itinerary, you’ll also enjoy a tremendous discount in your VAT expenses.”

 

MAKING IT LEGAL

To accomplish this, and to be in full, legal compliance with the European Union statutes, Jana adds a clause to the client’s yacht charter agreement that reads, in part

 

“It is agreed between the parties that the yacht will cruise in international waters for part of the itinerary, which has not been determined, so VAT will only be charged on the 50% of the charter fee. In the event the yacht does not cruise in international waters and VAT becomes due on the total amount of the charter fee, the charterer hereby agrees to pay the outstanding VAT on the total amount of the charter fee in cleared funds and without delay to the stakeholder. VAT is calculated with a lump sum reduction of the time spent in EU waters in application of BOI-TVA-CHAMP-20-50-20-20120912 Article 90.”

 

SAVE MONEY ON FRANCE AND ITALY CHARTERS

In addition to reducing VAT expenses in France, it’s also possible to find similar savings in other Western Mediterranean destinations.   Similar money-saving strategies apply for charter yacht luxury vacations in Italy as well.

 

1-800 YACHT CHARTER STRATEGY

For example, if a charterer wants to start and end a 10 night trip in Naples, Jana will encourage the client to end the charter in Sardinia, to the west, or Sicily to the south, in order to cruise through international waters, and qualify for a reduced VAT fee.

 

CONTACT US FOR BEST PRICE GUARANTEE

In conclusion, with just a little advance planning, it’s possible to save thousands of dollars on your next luxury rental yacht vacation!

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Luxury Yacht Charter Greece Popularity Increase

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Greek flag

GREECE – MORE POPULAR THAN EVER

Our summer charter season is over.  The result?  Greece is still a top 5 luxury yacht charter destination. In fact, visiting superyacht arrivals are up 10.75% compared to 2018!

There was worry a new Greek cruising tax would scare away business.  Nope!  Charter yachts poured into Corfu, Athens, and Mykonos in record numbers.

One issue does threaten hassle-free Greek yacht vacations.  It is Greek charter license regulations.

Let’s take a quick look at the regulations – and how we’ll help you enjoy a stress-free charter.

 

NO CHARTER LICENSE? – COULD BE A PROBLEM

Charter regulations introduced in 2018 are an inconvenience.  Both charter yachts and clients suffer.  Without a Greek charter license, commercial yachts must begin and end charters outside of the country.   Charter clients can’t board or disembark in any Greek port.  There are no exceptions other than safety or medical emergencies.   This makes it hard to enjoy a cruising itinerary in Greece.

Popular destinations like Santorini and Mykonos are far from ports outside of Greece.  For example, the distance between Bodrum, Turkey and Santorini is 189.45 kilometers. That’s about 102 nautical miles.  Yachts are not very fast.  It can take a day to get from Bodrum to Santorini.

If forced to begin and end outside of the country, you cannot enjoy the full beauty of Greece.  It’s simply too far to go in a 3-5 night short term charter.

One of our repeat clients asked to start his cruise in Montenegro and end in Mykonos.   His desired yacht has Turkish registration.  It did not have a separate Greek charter license.  The charter could not legally end in Mykonos.  It had to end in Turkey.  Instead of a 7 night charter, it would be a 9 night charter.  The client could not get away for 9 nights.

The inquiry was canceled.  Our client’s dream itinerary of cruising from Montenegro to Mykonos was put on hold.

 

THE SOLUTION

Now for the good news.  Most of the yachts we offer have a Greek charter license for the upcoming 2020 season.  With this license in place, clients can begin and end their vacations in Greek waters. Per Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters,

“We now maintain a database of 112 superyachts (40 meters and longer) that possess the desirable Greek charter license.”

 

Yes, we now maintain a database of 112 superyachts (40 meters and longer) with Greek charter licenses.  The largest Greek yacht rental in 2020 we offer is the Lurssen yacht FLYING FOX.   She was launched in 2019.  She stretches the tape at a whopping 136 meters (446 feet) in overall length!  Yacht Flying Fox can accommodate up to 25 guests.  Her price is €4,000,000 per week in high season (July/August).

There are more superyachts with Greek licenses. For example,

  • 99m yacht CHRISTINA O (from €560,000 per week)
  • 85m yacht SOLANDGE (from €910,000 per week)
  • 63m yacht 11.11 (from €650,000 per week)

 

In conclusion, charter a licensed yacht in Greece for a stress-free vacation.  We stand ready to plan your trip for you!  Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Q & A With A Luxury Yacht Charter Chef

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Superyacht SOLO

 

What makes a luxury yacht charter memorable

It’s hard to find a consensus among charterers.  For some, it’s all about the destination.  Others appreciate the chance to reconnect with family and friends.

Yet almost all returning yacht charter clients comment about the Michelin menus and the jaw-dropping talents of their yacht’s onboard chef.

Great meals, dazzling presentations, and the infusion of local ingredients and cultural components. These are trademarks of the superyacht chefs in the yacht-for-hire industry.

 

SUPERYACHT EXPERIENCE

A great chef can elevate a charter from a “vacation on a boat,” to a true “Superyacht Experience.”

 

INTERVIEW WITH A YACHT CHEF

Our associate Nicolas Fry sat down with Gionata Rossi, Executive Chef onboard the 72 meter Tankoa yacht SOLO.  This vessel is one of our newest rental luxury yachts. She can accommodate up to 12 guests in 6 staterooms.  Her cruising grounds include France, Italy, and the Western Mediterranean.

We share more information about super yacht SOLO at the bottom of this blog.  Here is Nicolas’ interview with Chef Rossi.  Foodies enjoy!

THE CHEF – Gionata Rossi

 

Collage of photographs of Chef Gionata Rossi. Top left photo is a knife on a stainless steel table. The photo at top right is chef Rossi cutting something. The bottom left photograph is Chef Gionata Rossi leaning forward. Bottom right side photo is a white cutting board with sliced vegetables on it and a squiggly pile of creamy beige paste.

Chef Gionata Rossi

 

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS 

1. Why did you decide to become a chef and to work as a yacht chef?

Cooking has always been my passion. I started at a very early age.  Earned my master at the hotel school in Massa and started working immediately.  A Chef for 25 years and I have worked in some of the best restaurants in the world. I have received a Michelin star at casa del nonno 13 and have been reviewed in the best gourmet guides. Joined yachting because it combines my primary passions: cooking and travelling”.

 

 

2. What is your favorite cuisine and can you prepare different styles of cooking?

I cook different styles but the contemporary one based on traditional cuisine is what I consider the most interesting. As a Chef on a superyacht charter vessel I believe that the cuisine served is not only a show but a nutritional experience as well. My passion for food varies from creating the perfect roast dinner to a 7-course degustation where I can display a whole range of different cooking techniques and products. My main talent is Italian and French cuisine whilst still offering Asian and Japanese menus.”

 

3. Is there a chef you admire above all others and why?

If I have to mention only one, then it is Raffaele Vitale, an important Italian chef, as I had definitely the best experience working with him. I have many friends but the research of taste and knowledge of raw materials with Raffaele were essential for me. Which nationalities tend to be the best charter guests? Gionata: I am lucky, I have always had good relationships with guests from many different nationalities. Having said that, I have worked a lot with Russian yacht charter guests and they generally love my food.”

 

The Interview Continues

4. Which is your favorite destination and why? 

“Greece and Turkey are always in my heart for the quality of fruit and vegetables you can find on the markets”

 

 

5. How are trends driving guest expectations and how do you stay up to date?

In my kitchen and galley I take pride that everything is made from scratch with fresh products. Stocks, sauces & dressings are always made on board, ice creams are churned to order, pastas and gnocchi rolled fresh, fresh bread baked daily and our meats and seafood are always fresh. I also specialize in vegan, vegetarian and low-calorie diets”.

 

 

6. What trends are you noticing in wine and food pairings?

I drink only biodynamic wines and I think that this trend is on the increase therefore also the combination must go in that direction even if I consider fundamental to combine food and wine. By the way, my favorite wine is the Pinot Nero!”

 

The Interview Concludes

7. Can you share with us a spring menu you would prepare for affluent charter yacht guests?

Marinated spring onion and tomato with lime sorbet, cold tomato soup with fresh spaghetto garlic oil and chilli, cold english cream with berries and apple crumble.”

 

 Photo of a chef in white clothing standing over a black shiny table. He has a silver spoon over a plate of food. There is red juice dripping off of the spoon down onto the plate. The chef is Tankoa yacht Solo gourmet chef.

8. When are you happiest at work?

Cooking demonstrations with the guests either at the table or in the kitchen! This is a special touch I like to offer to luxury yacht rental guests. I wish to share my passion for food with my clients and create an amazing atmosphere for their dining experience. When I can establish a good relationship with the guests, the rest is easy.”

 

 

9. BONUS: What are the strengths that make you a great superyacht chef?

In order to offer a great superyacht experience, a huge amount of organization needs to be in place. My organizational skills allow me to present food the way that it is intended. I am also up to date with all the latest cooking techniques, methods & equipment so that as a private chef I can still rival the best and most fancy restaurants.”

 

THE COMBINATION CONTINUES

  • THE YACHT – Tankoa motor yacht SOLO

 

Regular readers remember our blog about three Jaw-Dropping New Yachts at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show.  We highlight 228 foot motor yacht SUERTE, built by Tankoa Yachts in that blog post.  Two years later, Tankoa Yachts unveiled Suerte’s, “Big sister,” the 236 foot SOLO.

Our associate, Nicolas Fry, has spent numerous hours onboard the yacht.  Here is his overview:

“SOLO is the perfect combination of performance and luxury designed by Francesco Paszkowski and built by Tankoa. Her contemporary interior, designed by Margherita Casprini, will sleep up to 12 guests in six well-appointed staterooms. The master suite features an independent office, a king size bed with panoramic views, a private terrace with a Jacuzzi and lounge beds offering complete privacy.

He continues…

Guests can be accommodated in a large VIP, two double and two convertible twin staterooms. SOLO features impressive living spaces, with a seamless flow between indoor and outdoor areas. Guests will love the vast beach club with for example, a lounge/bar area, a hammam, a sauna with its own fold-out terrace and a chilled water shower. This wellness center is complete with the gym & massage room equipped with the latest Technogym equipment and its private terrace on the sea. On the main deck, the 7m infinity pool is another great area to spend time with your guests. The sky lounge aft feature a Jacuzzi. In addition, a touch-and-go Helipad that be converted into a dance floor (is there, as well).

 

Finally

The sundeck offers never ending views from its sun loungers. SOLO also offers several options for entertaining and dining including all-weather alfresco table on the upper deck aft, the main salon or upper deck salon.

 

  • THE ULTIMATE COMBINATION:
    Tankoa M/Y SOLO + Chef Gionata Rossi =  THE SUPERYACHT EXPERIENCE!!!

 

The yacht’s rates are from €650,000 per week.  To check availability for your favorite dates, please call the team at 1-800 Yacht Charters at 305-720-7245 or email info@1800yachtcharters.com today.  Rather send your inquiry online? Go to https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ .  Talk to you soon!

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Ready to (yacht) ZOOM x3 INTO SUMMER? [video]

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NEW SPECIAL RATES FOR SUMMER 2019

Move over, slow-poke superyachts!  Why putt along, when you can ZOOM?

The 50-meter Trinity yacht ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM offers charter guests an excellent combination of speed, style, and versatility. She’s quick and chic – and reputed as one of the fastest U.S. builds of her pedigree.  M/Y ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM is able to cruise anywhere in the world. She runs at an exceptionally fast 23 knots and cruises at 14.

 

SAVE INTO SUMMER

We love this yacht, crew and her owner.  The owner is often willing to offer fantastic special rates to our clients – especially in the summertime.

This summer, the superyacht will be based in New England, and to encourage more business, the owner has reduced the low-season summer (and low-season winter) rate from $180,000/wk to a competitive $165,000/wk.

 

THE YACHT OVERVIEW

The yacht is 161 feet in overall length.  She launched in 2005.  Zoom Zoom Zoom refit in 2106.   Evan K. Marshall designed the interior styling to reflect the sophisticated and elegant lifestyle of today’s luxury yacht charter client.  She features an array of dining options, both indoor and alfresco. Her full-beam sky lounge is an impressive space for entertaining and the sundeck is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the views.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

The super yacht accommodates up to 10 guests in 5 stylish staterooms. She features a split-level master stateroom forward on the main deck, with impressive forward-facing windows that add to her beautiful exterior profile.

 

GREAT CLIENT  TESTIMONIALS

Captain Mike Finnegan and his team are the perfect blend of experience and youth – superbly attentive to families and couples alike.   The reviews and reports coming back from clients are exemplary.

 

YACHT CHARTER REVIEWS

 

Here’s the feedback of a recent charter guest:

 

“ The charter was so much better than we ever hoped, the crew was so kind, they indulged the children with playing, fishing and all of the adults got into the toys and adventure as well, all of the crew participated and made it so fun, they were willing to do anything, the chef was fabulous, my wife who has Celiac and my daughter -in-law who is gluten intolerant were so spoiled and could not have been happier.

 

THE YACHT CHARTER REVIEW CONTINUES 

…the theme nights were amazing and we loved that Pirate Captain Mike got dressed up and we renewed our vows and it made our anniversary celebration and holiday one will never forget, Captain Mike was very detailed with the APA accounting and explanation and this built a lot of confidence for me, he is a stand up classy guy, we would love to do this again and cannot thank the crew enough, it was hard to say goodbye.”

 

 

CURRENT BOOKINGS

  • May 7-14, 2019: Nassau to Nassau
  • May 25 – June 7, 2019: Nassau to Nassau
  • Aug 4-7, 2019: Option / Newport to Newport
  • 8-24, August 2019: Newport to Nantucket
  • August 25-28, 2019: Option / Nantucket to Nantucket

 

CHARTER RATES

  • Summer

$165,000 per week (Low.  June and September)

$180,000 per week (High.  July and August)

 

  • Winter

$165,000 per week (Low. November through December 20, then January 5 through May 31)

$180,000 per week (High.  Year-end Christmas and New Year’s holidays)

 

CHARTER AREAS

  • Summer

The Bahamas

New England

Florida

 

  • Winter

The Bahamas

Florida

 

 

 

IMPRESSIVE FEATURES & AMENITIES

  • Bi-level Master stateroom
  • Extensive watersports selection including 40’ Seahunter tender & water slide
  • Extended swim platform perfect for relaxing or enjoying the water
  • Zero Speed stabilizers provide ultimate comfort at anchor
  • Lastly, amazing proven charter record

 

 

LOADED WITH FUN TOYS!

 

  • 40′ Seahunter towable tender fully outfitted for inshore and offshore fishing
  • Nautica 18-foot tender with 150hp engine
  • 2 three-person WaveRunners
  • SeaBobs (2)
  • Stand-Up Paddleboards SUP’s – 2
  • Snorkel gear
  • Water skis
  • Wakeboard
  • Kneeboard
  • Inflatable toys
  • Fishing gear
  • Spin bike
  • Free weights and bench
  • Waterslide

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Length:                 49.07 meters (161 feet)

Beam:                   8.5 meters (28 feet)

Draft:                    2.6 meters (9 feet)

Year:                      2005 / 2016

Guests:                10

Cabins:                 5

Crew:                    10

 

WHAT ARE YOUR SUMMER PLANS?

In conclusion, summer is right around the corner.

Secure your favorite dates and click here to BOOK NOW at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/explore-our-yachts/zoom-zoom-zoom/book-now/ !!!

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SAVE – Yacht Quaranta Reduced Croatia Charter Prices

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THE DEAL

The Adriatic continues to gain in popularity as a summer vacation destination. The owner of an eco-friendly 30 meter charter yacht hopes to capture some of that business. To accomplish this, he is offering reduced prices. Ultimately, a Croatia yacht charter is the perfect summer vacation.

 

MANAGEMENT REPORTS SALE

The owner’s representatives contacts us today with the green light to reduce the boat’s weekly charter rate.  Motor yacht QUARANTA, rate change decreases from €119,000 per week to €109,000 per week.  An incredible 10,000 EUROS savings.  This new price is valid for yacht rental in Croatia. It also includes both low and high season dates.  It is an unheard of special that is year round!

 

HYBRID YACHT

Quaranta is the largest carbon hybrid composite power catamaran charter yacht in the world.  Specifically, and most importantly, she paves the way to sustainable yacht building technology and fuel efficient design.

 

Photograph of profile of power catamaran at anchor. Sunset reflection on the side of the boat. Photo taken at "the golden hour."

 

KEY FEATURES

  • Flexible layout:  Over 20 different possibilities that can be changed on a moment’s notice
  • Flexible cruising speed:  10 to 18 knots
  • Guest interior and exterior space.  Comparable with monohull yachts over 40 meters
  • Lifting platform.  Used by guests for more contact with the water
  • Huge windows:  Each cabin has extensive outside light and views.

 

SUMMER 2019 CRUISING AREA

Croatia/Montenegro

 

Aerial photograph of Korcula Island in Croatia, Picture shows a huge castle. There are 2 large sailboats docked on the left side of the island. Their sails are down. There is a large wooded island at the back off the picture, across from Korcula.. This is a popular yacht charter destination that many people speak about each year.

CHARTER RATE

€109,000 per week

 

 

CURRENT BOOKINGS

10- 18 August, Split to Zadar, Booked – Yacht Charter Croatia Coast

 

 

YACHT QUARANTA SPECIFICATIONS SPECS

  • Builder: Curvelle
  • Naval Architect: Incat Crowther
  • Exterior Design: Mauro Giamboi
  • Interior Design: Alex Isaac
  • LOA: 34.10m
  • Beam: 9.00m
  • Draft: 2.30m
  • Guests: 12 guests in 6 double/convertible cabins
  • Cruising Speed: 16-18 knots
  • Fuel Consumption: 200-250 Lph
  • Featuring Jacuzzi on Sun Deck (4 people)
  • Featuring Sundeck misting system for natural air conditioning
  • Flag: Marshall Islands PYLC
  • Class / MCA: RINA & MCA, unrestricted navigation
  • Wifi: Throughout

ADDITIONAL SPECIAL FEATURE:  The lifting platform that can be used as a “beach.” It lifts the tender with guests in it from the water to the main deck level.

 

TENDERS & TOYS

Tender:
• 5.20m Williams Sport Jet 520 Tender (2016)

Toys:
• 2 Bladefish sea jets (available upon request / for rent)
• 2 Inflatable SUPS
• Waterskis
• Snorkel gear
• Fishing equipment
• Beach picnic setup
• Wii
• 3 towable toys
• Sundeck misting system for natural air-conditioning

Gym Equipment:
• Upon request

HOW TO RENT CATAMARAN QUARANTA FOR YACHT CHARTER

In conclusion, are you ready to charter a superyacht today?  Click https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/explore-our-yachts/quaranta/book-now/  to reserve QUARANTA in Croatia for a once in a lifetime Superyacht Experience with your family and friends RIGHT NOW.

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Yacht Amarula Sun To Explore Alaska in 2020

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ALASKA, HERE WE COME

North American and international clients are looking for different summer charter destinations (St. Tropez is sooo last season). One charter yacht owner thinks he has the perfect option.

 

MOTORYACHT AMARULA SUN

The owner of the South Florida-based motor yacht AMARULA SUN has plans.  Briefly, he will relocate his 164 foot luxury yacht charter vessel.  She heads to Alaska for summer 2020!

 

Aerial view of inflatable red and white slide deployed from the top deck of the yacht, Amarula Sun. Jet skis tied behind the boat. The vessel is at anchor in calm, green waters.

 

YACHT MANAGEMENT COMMENTS

The vessel’s charter manager wrote an email to our charter department this morning. She wrote:

“Awe-inspiring and breathtaking, the northernmost state of the U.S. is home to a landscape that is beyond your wildest dreams. Quickly becoming an ‘it’ destination for the elite yachting set, the tranquility and pristine nature of the Alaskan wilderness are an incredible backdrop and there’s no better yacht than AMARULA SUN!”

 

BAHAMAS YACHT CHARTER

You might recall we profiled this yacht back in May. It was noted as an excellent Bahamas yacht charter option.  Additionally, with room for 12 guests, and the boat is loaded with watertoys.

 

KEEN TO RENT YACHT

The owner is keen to charter his yacht.  He often announces super-saver fares to encourage bookings.  Therefore, we are certain he will announce special rates for the upcoming summer season in Alaska!

 

MOTORYACHT SPECIFICATIONS AND TOYS

Additional detail about superyacht Amarula Sun for your review follows.

SPECIFICATIONS

Length                  164’ (50 meters)

Builder                  Trinity Yachts

Year                       2008/refit 2018

Guests                  12

Staterooms        5

Crew                     9

Beam                    28′ (8.5 meters)

Draft                      7′ 8 (2.34 meters)

 

COST TO RENT YACHT

Location:  Bahamas, Leeward Islands, British Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos

Price from: $195,000 per week (December -May)

Price from:  $230,000 per week (Year end Holidays)

 

NEW DESTINATION

Location:  Alaska

Date:  Summer 2020

Price from: $195,000 per week (June through September)

 

TENDERS & TOYS

For instance,

41’ Bahamas Boatworks (2017 model) with triple 350hp Mercury Verados including:

  • High Power Amplified sound system with 14 speakers and Bluetooth capability
  • Equipped for fishing
  • Side door boarding for snorkeling and beach trips
  • Head and sink
  • Seakeeper Gyro Stabilizer — these really work! Amazing wave-stopping, motion stability functionality

 

-21′ Custom made Brig-Inflatable Rib with single 200hp Yamaha including:

  • Amplified sound system with Bluetooth capability
  • Towing post for Skiing, Wakeboarding, pulling Banana and tubes
  • 2 x High performance Yamaha Wave runners

 

In addition,

  • 2 SeaDoo Sparks wave runners
  • Fly board
  • JetLev boat with Jet Pack
  • Extra Large Water Slide
  • 2 Paddleboards (Stand Up Paddleboards / Paddles / SUP’s)
  • 2 Seabobs
  • Inflatable Stern Jet Ski Dock

 

More Toys and Amenities

  • 5-person Banana
  • Multiple floating round tubes that can be pulled with tender
  • Wakeboard
  • Boogie Boards
  • Water Skis
  • Snorkel Gear
  • Beach Picnic Set Up

 

HOW TO BOOK YACHT AMARULA SUN 

We have a simple 3 step process.

  1. Click https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/explore-our-yachts/amarula-sun/book-now/.
  2. Share your desired dates with us.
  3. Our charter team checks availability immediately.Finally, your quote and a sample itinerary for your Alaska yacht charter vacation follow! We gladly text information to you, for your convenience!

 

In conclusion, enjoy THE SUPERYACHT EXPERIENCE as only 1-800 Yacht Charters provides!

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Photograph of two Komodo dragons on top of a hillside overlooking a waterway. The dragons are next to each other, as if they are hugging.

Komodo Dragons

THE SUMMARY

In the news.  News headlines from 2019 are in.  The East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) administration plans to close Komodo National Park.  Plans are to stop visitors for one year.  This is to stop people from stealing its famous dragons. The government plans to curb the illegal poaching of the dragons.  They also want to  increase the local population of Komodo dragons and deer.  Deer is the primary food source for the dragons.

ISLAND ONLY!

The headlines got it wrong.  Only the island of Komodo will close, not the National Park.

PARK DETAILS

Komodo National Park is made up of 20-plus islands.  Komodo Island is one of three major islands in the park. C losing Komodo Island only means the rest of the national park remains open.  No dive sites are affected by this closure.  No anchorages used during Komodo yacht charter vacations are affected.

COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENTS

In fact,

“Most Komodo dragon sightseeing tours are conducted on the smaller Rinca Island, not on Komodo Island,” states 1-800 Yacht Charters President, Jana Sheeder.

“Our Komodo yacht charter captains and local guides prefer to anchor off the shoreline of Rinca island – it’s an excellent place to enjoy watersports, and take a tender ashore to see the dragons in their natural environment.”

THE BOTTOM LINE

Q:  Should I cancel or postpone my luxury yacht vacation and avoid Komodo National Park? 

A:  NO.  The park remains open.  The local economy needs your support.  The dragons await your visit!

THE PARK

Komodo National Park is located in the archipelago of Indonesia.  It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  It features three major islands. For instance, Komodo, Rinca and Padar.  It also includes dozens of tiny islands spanning over 1,800 kilometers across land and sea.  The area is without peer.  Its environmental significance and appeal as a yachting destination are unequalled.

 

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE DESCRIPTION

“Komodo National Park, located in the center of the Indonesian archipelago, between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores, is composed of three major islands (Rinca, Komodo, and Padar) and numerous smaller ones, all of them of volcanic origin. Located at the juncture of two continental plates, this national park constitutes the “shatter belt” within the Wallacea Biogeographical Region, between the Australian and Sunda ecosystems. The property is identified as a global conservation priority area, comprising unparalleled terrestrial and marine ecosystems and covers a total area of 219,322 ha. The dry climate has triggered specific evolutionary adaptation within the terrestrial flora that range from open grass-woodland savanna to tropical deciduous (monsoon) forest and quasi cloud forest. The rugged hillsides and dry vegetation highly contrast with the sandy beaches and the blue coral-rich waters.”

WILDLIFE IN THE PARK

Wildlife flourishes both on the islands and in the surrounding seas.  Many of the yachts for hire in Komodo carry snorkeling gear.  Some boats even offer scuba for certified divers.  First, the reefs offer refuge for sea turtles and fish. Second, they also attract whales and dolphins. Third, they attract dugongs (manatees).

THE DRAGONS

The most remarkable animal species in the Park is the Komodo lizard.  Existing nowhere else on the planet, Varanus komodoensis is the largest living species of lizard. It grows to an average length of 2 to 3 meters.  Their impressive appearance and aggressive nature lead to their common name, Komodo “Dragons.”

 

HOW MANY DRAGONS EXIST?

There are approximately 5700 dragons inhabiting the park.  The majority make their home on Komodo island.  An increase in poaching and smuggling of dragons from Komdo island forces the government to take drastic action.  These dragons command upwards of $35,000 each on the black market.  Authorities now step in to protect the dragons. These creatures are ‘vulnerable’  on the Red List of Threatened Species.

 

SAVING THE DRAGONS

Tourists are barred from Komodo Island starting January 2020.  Authorities use this time to thwart the poachers.  They also do it to relieve pressure on the local environment.  The goal is to allow the local dragon population to increase. This time is also to increase the island’s deer population.  These deer are the primary food source for the dragons.  Officials will conduct studies to determine the exact effects of tourism on the island and the park. Tourist activities such as Komodo watching, diving and snorkeling will be closely monitored throughout the park.

 

HOW MANY PEOPLE VISIT THE PARK?

Data from the Indonesian Environment and Forestry Ministry reports.  Over 10,000 people visit Komodo National Park monthly.  Ninety five (95) percent of them being foreigners.  Unfortunately, only 130 people monitor the park.

 

3 AMAZING FACTS ABOUT KOMODO DRAGONS 

1.  Komodos are Excellent Swimmers – they often swim from island to island in search of food.

2.  Komodos Can Consume 80 Percent of Their Body Weight in One Sitting.

3.  Komodos Demonstrate Play Behavior.  At the National Zoo in Washington, D.C dragons, “…clearly demonstrated play-like behavior with objects and even with humans (tug-of-war)…” No thanks, we’ll just observe them from afar!!!

 

YACHT RENTAL – KOMODO AND INDONESIA

Many motoryachts like the 50m Perini Navi yacht EXUMA pass through Indonesia.  The most popular yachts for hire are large, roomy sailing yachts. For instance, 65 meter LAMINA.

COMMON SUPERYACHT ITINERARIES

There are 2 common itineraries for a full Superyacht Experience in Indonesia.  For instance, East Nusa Tenggara Expedition (Bali – Komodo – Flores – Sumba) and Maluku Expedition (Maumere – Alor – Banda Sea – Ambon).

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

In conclusion, learn more about suggested itineraries.  Also enjoy the best seasons to charter. Contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters professionals at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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