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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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Yacht Charter | Indonesia To Close Komodo Island

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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

News headlines from 2019 are in.  The East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) administration plans to close Komodo National Park to 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.  The reefs offer refuge for sea turtles and fish. They also attract whales, dolphins, and 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?

According to data from the Indonesian Environment and Forestry Ministry, over 10,000 people visit Komodo National Park monthly, with 95 percent of them being foreigners, while 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 and 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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