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Award-Nominated Luxury Yacht Charter Vessel Offers Deep Winter Discounts

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TIRED OF WINTER CHILL?

Looking to escape the winter chills and head to the Caribbean with the family?  Motoryacht TURQUOISE has a warm offering waiting for you.

 

DISCOUNT OFFERED

How does a whopping 30% discount sound for your next luxury yacht charter vacation?

 

PRESENTING TURQUOISE

The 182 foot (55.4m) motor yacht TURQUOISE has 2 offers. For instance,

14 DAYS FOR THE PRICE OF 10, for Christmas and/or New Year’s charters…

OR

A 30% discount off low-season rates for any charters in November and up until December, 20th

 

Luxury yacht Turquoise at anchor with 2 jetskis playing beside the yacht

 

 

She is a finalist. In specific, for the World Superyacht Awards.  And her nomination?  For best refit in 2014.  Proteksan-Turquoise motor yacht TURQUOISE is by H2 Design.  She is elegant. The yacht features luxury service. In addition, she has many watersports toys. She also has the latest entertainment systems.

 

FEATURES AND AMENITIES

The yacht has multiple features and amenities. For instance, full paint job (2016-17), multi-award-nominated refit (2014), full-beam master suite with adjoining private study, and VIP guest cabin on the main deck.  In addition, superb sundeck Jacuzzi (12-person) and lounging area, bar, bbq, and gym equipment.  Specifically, concept 2 rower, cross trainer, exercise bike, free weights, yoga, and Pilates accessories.  Additionally, WiFi, SKY/Direct TV, Kaleidescape Movie Server System, and aft deck Cinema with 92” Screen.  Finally, she features stabilizers at anchor & underway, and extensive watersports toy selection.  In specific, wave runners, SeaBobs, and towed toys. Lastly, a Boomswim (protected pool) with connecting trampoline and waterslide

 

HOW TO PLAN A YACHT CHARTER VACATION

Make your next superyacht experience a true holiday of a lifetime.  Come experience yacht TURQUOISE at the deepest discounts offered this year…  Available in the Bahamas and further south as a Caribbean Yacht Charter Vessel (in St. Barts, Antigua, St. Marten, etc.).

In conclusion, for more information or to book superyacht TURQUOISE for your warm and discounted vacation, visit  https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ to access our convenient 24-hour online booking form.

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Award-Winning Interior Design Captured In Yacht SEALYON Video

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Award-Winning Style

Motor yacht SEALYON first launched in 2009 . Her name at the time was yacht CANDYSCAPE II.  We remember saying, “This yacht has, ‘it.  IT refers to that exceptional fusion of glamour, design, and quality.  For instance, many sing the praises of the Espen Øino-designed superyacht.  She is built by Italy’s Viareggio Super Yachts.  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

Award-winning recognition followed in 2011 with a win at the International Yacht Awards.  It was in the category of “Power Yachts over 60 metres.”  She won for her outstanding interior design by Candy & Candy of London.  With this in mind, one judge comments on her interior.

“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.  The 202-foot superyacht SEALYON is still as impressive as on day one. T. Debuse, charter manager for the owner’s comments.

“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…

In conclusion, 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.

 

HOW TO BOOK YOUR YACHT CHARTER

Want to book motor yacht SEALYON for a vacation? Contact us at 1-800 Yacht Charters at 305-720-7245. If you prefer, complete our online inquiry form at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now/ .

We stand ready to plan The Superyacht Experience™ for you today!

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Did She Really Offer That???

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SAY WHA???

What could be better?  Dreaming of a Phuket yacht charter odyssey for a full week?   The answer is a glorious TEN nights in Thailand. Those Thailand nights are aboard a luxury yacht charter vessel for the price of SEVEN nights!

 

Imagine saving a whopping 30% off your next superyacht experience.  All of that 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.  However, that is the offer from management.  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:

 

“…Don’t (sic) miss out on the super 10 days for the price of 7 deal. LAMIMA’s offer is 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 of 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 profile this unique vessel previously.  She is perhaps the most exclusive luxury yacht charter sailing vessel. Specifically, 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 214 feet in overall length. She sails with a crew complement of 20.  In addition, the yacht accommodates 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…

Does saving 30% on a luxurious vacation in an exotic destination appeal to you?  Then this yacht and mystical Thailand are the right match. In specific, for you and your travel companions.

 

HOW TO RENT A YACHT?

In conclusion, 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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Experience Rugged Greenland & Beyond Onboard Yacht LEGEND

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ADVENTURE & LUXURY – HAND IN HAND

The hottest trend in yachting continues this summer.  Motor yacht LEGEND joins a growing fleet of luxury yacht charter vessels forgoing the Mediterranean. She heads to the extreme Arctic and Northern Europe for amazing adventures.

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

 

 

 

ANTARCTICA

A winter expedition in Antarctica relocates Icon yacht LEGEND to northern Europe for the summer. She stops in the Spring in the frozen tundra of Greenland.  Charters secure by action-seeking travelers in both May and June already.

READY FOR ADVENTURE?

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

Ultra-luxury expedition yachts enter the charter market daily.  The adventure travel movement reached the luxury sector of the market.  Adventure travel is no longer only for budget-conscious. Specifically, willingly “roughing it” in hostels and tents.  Expedition superyachts enable upscale travelers the experience. In specific, adventure travel vacation with incredible creature comforts.

 

WHICH YACHTS OFFER ADVENTURE?

The growing list of yachts offering activity-oriented charters in the Arctic and northern Europe include 229-foot superyacht SHERAKHAN and 205-foot Icon yacht BATON ROUGE (in Norway in June). In addition, 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.

LEGEND KEY FEATURES

She is, indeed, incredible.  The yacht offers a commercially-certified helipad, 3-man submarine, and an ice-breaking hull.  Guests enjoy snow scooters (snowmobiles), a Balinese spa, and onboard cinema. Above all,  an aft-deck heated pool, gymnasium, and 26 guests in 13 luxury staterooms.

 

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Yes, indeed –this luxury yacht charter vessel has many features.  For instance, the helicopter and the 3-person submarine.  This yacht allows guests to explore from entirely new angles.  Without a doubt, guests relax and watch movies in the cinema. They definitely get massages in the Balinese-themed spa below deck.  Guests enjoy cocktails on deck in the ultra-heated Jacuzzi.  Lastly, just cuddle up by the fireplace with a good book. The gymnasium affords additional health and wellness. In addition to this, active guests explore on the snow scooters.  Additionally, they encounter wildlife on land.  Of course, perfect photo opportunities add to a memorable vacation of a lifetime.

 

HEADCOUNT

A big “plus” of many expedition yachts is size.  Specifically, the ability to accommodate large families and groups of friends.  Especially, since most luxury charter yachts take a maximum of 12 passengers.  Whereas yachts like LEGEND and SHERAKHAN 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

 

 

LEGEND’S BOOKINGS

She is a busy lady. Hurry and join her calendar!  Her bookings include 22nd December to 6th January 2019 / King George Island to King George Island (Antarctica).  In addition, 6th to 13th January 2019 / King George Island to King George Island (Antarctica).  Also, 11th to 18th May 2019 / Ilulissat to Ilulissat (Greenland). Subsequently, 8th to 15th June 2019 / Kangerlussuaq to Ilulissat (Greenland). Without a doubt, a popular yacht.

 

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

Cost is 460,000€ per week. This 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.  Last but not least, a crew gratuity is optional and at the charter’s discretion.

 

MORE INFO

Ready to plan an Alaska yacht charter vacation?  Is the Antarctic calling for you?  For more information, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters today at toll-free North America +1.800.922.4824  / local and international +1.305.253.7245 or via our online inquiry form at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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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.

WHAT IS IN A SUPERYACHT NAME?

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.

 

HERE COMES THE SUN

The multi-yacht owner of 83-meter Amels motor yacht HERE COMES THE SUN, has an inspiration. In specific, it is music.  It is somewhat obvious to most Baby Boomers. Obviously, songs by The Beatles.

The owner had two other yachts.  First, the 47-meter Heesen yacht LET IT BE.    Second, the 65-meter Amels Limited Editions 212 yacht IMAGINE (now INFINITE SHADES).

 

THE SUN IS RIGHT

In a way, the name seems entirely appropriate.  This yacht is a behemoth.  Additionally, she seems to be the size of the sun. In specific, in silhouette against the evening skyline.  She is the new flagship of the fabled Dutch yard.  In addition, 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?  Also, Tim Heywood exteriors or superyacht HERE COMES THE SUN?  Click https://youtu.be/yY2NS9-b6sU to enjoy our short video production of this spectacular luxury yacht charter vessel.

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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 bring charterers from around the world.  It is an affluent vacation.  Even the wealthy cringe.  Specifically when their exclusive yacht rental holiday receives 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.  In specific, 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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Is a Private Luxury Yacht Charter for You?

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HAVE YOU SEEN THEM?

We’ve all seen the images. They include a silhouette of a sailing yacht. Also nearby is a secluded beach.  The sun is setting in the background of all photos.  Massive superyachts are docked side-by-side in a marina along the Côte d’Azur.  Imagine you and your family inserted in the yachting images.  Enjoy la belle vie.

 

CAN I AFFORD A PRIVATE YACHT CHARTER?

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

WHAT IS A YACHT CHARTER ALL ABOUT?

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?

You’ve stayed at a resort. You have enjoyed the premise of a yachting vacation on a crewed yacht.  From accommodations, to meals, activities and amenities, you have it all.  Everything you and your family need are available in one location.   The biggest difference is next. Your location “moves” when you charter a yacht!

 

EXAMPLES OF CHARTER DETAILS

Take, for example, a Virgin Islands yacht charter vessel.  Other travelers stay ashore and see the same view from their hotel window.  Each day you can wake up and experience a new location.  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 the 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 wave runners, cinema rooms, exercise equipment – even ondeck Jacuzzi spas.

There is one more distinguishing difference when compared to a resort.  It is completely private.  Only you, your family/friends, and professional crew are onboard.

 

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. Importantly, as a go-between. In specific, for owners and yacht charter seekers.  Our company, 1-800 Yacht Charters, delivers The Superyacht Experience™ to clients. Important to note, for over 30 years.  In addition, Forbes recognizes us as Best Private Cruise.”   We maintain a database of more than 500 crewed charter yachts worldwide.

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 promote reusable water bottles and eco-tote bags for your use. Specifically for your return home. This way, you protect the oceans and the environment.

Arranging your luxury yacht charter vacation is an honor for us.  Please call us toll-free in North America (+1.800.922.4824) or locally and internationally (+1.305.253.7245), or go to our convenient booking/contact form at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Reduced Rates Announced For Yacht Carpe Diem For Bahamas Yacht Charter Adventures

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Three adults jumping into the water off of the swim platform of yacht CARPE DIEM

MOTOR YACHT SPECIAL RATE

Whoo-hoo!  The yacht’s representative contacted us to announce newly reduced rates. These are for the popular 191-foot motor yacht CARPE DIEM.  The rates are for the remainder of the spring in the Bahamas. Her weekly rate reduction is from $395,000 per week to now $375,000 per week.

Additionally, the yacht is now accepting advanced reservations for the summer in the Med.

 

WELL-KNOWN YACHT

Motoryacht Carpe Diem underway - facing right

The 191′ (58.23 meter) Trinity yacht CARPE DIEM is well known.  People recognize her in the Bahamas.  Additionally, Captain Ryan Butterwick has a crew of 11.  The past three seasons enjoy affluent travelers onboard.  Most yachts of this size are further south in the Caribbean during the winter. For instance, St. Martin and St Barts.  Captain Butterwick and the yacht’s owner saw an opportunity. In specific, to be one of the very few large private yacht charter vessels. Further, to choose the Bahamas as their home port for the winter and spring.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES & AMENITIES

The representative describes the yacht as,

“…an objet d’art all her own. Her signature interior by Carol Williamson and Associates simultaneously creates a sense of both drama and balance. There is a marvelous display of juxtaposition of design elements. Whereas, joining opposing materials of Madagascar ebony wood with white onyx stone. Furthermore, varying textures of velvet, satin, and embossed Paltrona Frau leather. Showcased throughout the yacht are vintage fashion photographs, art deco antiques, and lavish furnishings.”

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

She accommodates 12 guests.  This acclaimed charter yacht was a finalist for the 2012 World Superyacht Awards for Best Tri-Deck Semi-Displacement Yacht.  In addition, she finalized for the 2012 Showboats Design Awards for Best Interior Design.

 

KEY FEATURES:

  • Sundeck Jacuzzi with huge sunbed
  • Alfresco dining on main and skylounge aft decks
  • 6 staterooms including 3 full-width king suites
  • Interior by Carol Williamson & Associates
  • Exercise equipment (sundeck aft)
  • 4 wet bars
  • Kaleidescape movie/music server, Xbox, iPod
  • Surround sound / 70″ HD TV in Skylounge

 

TENDERS & TOYS

The yacht has multiple toys and tenders. For instance, a 32 foot (9.75-meter) Boston Whaler with 2 x 275 hp engines (Bahamas/Caribbean only). Also, a 23 foot (7-meter) Novurania Chase tender with 220 horsepower diesel engine and a 19-foot (5.79-meter) Zodiac Proluxe tender with 170 hp jet drive engine.  Additionally, 4 Waverunners, 2 SeaBobs, a Jet Surfski, and a Flyboard.  Further, waterskis, a wakeboard, and snorkel gear. Lastly, 6 sets of SCUBA gear, a SCUBA compressor, and a custom freestyle pool with jellyfish net.

 

EXERCISE

Carpe Diem includes exercise equipment for active guests.  For example, an elliptical machine fold-up treadmill, spin bike, pulley system, and weight bench.  Finally, free weights and yoga mats.

 

CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION TODAY

In conclusion, active, well-traveled families seek warm-weather getaways on this yacht.  We highly recommend Trinity motor yacht CARPE DIEM.  We have personally inspected the yacht on several occasions and know Captain Butterwick and his team will Deliver The Superyacht Experience™ of a lifetime to you and your guests.  For further details and to check availability, please contact us at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/explore-our-yachts/carpe-diem/book-now/

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Top 3 Luxury Yacht Charter Amenities in 2018

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FLOATING VILLA AMENITIES

The world’s largest yachts continue to grow larger and larger each year.  The ideas of superyacht owners as to what features and amenities will make their, “floating villas” stand out from the crowd also expand.  This demand for over-the-top luxury pushes high-profile yacht designers to continually “reinvent” the ultimate onboard amenities.

No longer is an on-deck Jacuzzi style spa satisfactory. Now, the hot tub must double as a wave-generating swimming pool.  That pool needs a backlit waterfall cascading over the edge of the spa into a smaller reflection pool.  Along a similar innovation path, our company President, Jana Sheeder, recently toured a new build megayacht with designer Evan Marshall.  The Marshall-designed yacht features a sundeck with a sunken-floor lounge area. This area floods with several inches of water. In specific, to create a faux beach atmosphere.  The legs of the chaise lounges sit in the cool water!  Talk about relaxation!

Company President, Jana Sheeder, and our charter team return from the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show.  Many manufacturers and designers display their latest innovations and concepts there.  In addition, our Team takes notes of the latest trends that are becoming more popular with superyacht owners and designers.  Here are the top three amenity design trends seen in 2018.

 

1.  OVERSIZED WET BARS

 

Oversized wet bar on a yacht deck

Sundeck bars are larger now.  Previously, their smaller size made room for the storage of watertoys on deck.  As more yachts keep the tenders and toys in garages, the ability to expand ondeck amenities has seen an increase.  This increase results in large outdoor wetbars, built with luxurious stones, polished finishes, and mood lighting.   The bars are focal points ondeck.  They are places where families and friends gather for extended periods.  These areas are perfect for socializing and enjoying the fresh air and sea views.

One of the most magnificent outdoor bars is located on the sundeck of Lurssen yacht SOLANDGE.  The large curved bar is positioned to the port side and boasts an opaque lighting design that creates a glamorous evening hang-out.   This 85 meter Lürssen superyacht was designed by Espen Øeino and has many other notable design features, including a spectacular superyacht fireplace.

 

 

 

 

2.  LIFESTYLE WELLNESS ROOMS

yacht wellness room that looks out on the ocean - wooden floors and glass doors

Fun, unusable rooms are popular on the largest superyachts.  Amenities from superyacht gyms and spas, to cinemas and nightclubs.  These designs around the owner’s passions and what they think will appeal to yacht charter guests.  Designer Tim Heywood reflects on the trend:

“Lifestyle-specific rooms — from casinos to underwater viewing rooms to other ideas such as snow rooms, meditation spaces, art galleries or anything designed to meet an owner’s particular needs — have all featured in my designs. In fact, our first cryotherapy room is in production, and it won’t be the last.”

Interior designers Redman Whiteley Dixon created an amazing wellness area onboard the 63 meter Feadship motor yacht LADY BRITT.  The standout room in this area is the Finnish sauna.  It opens on to the ocean.  #Namaste …  Charter guests can heat up, then take a plunge in the cool ocean. The wellness area features space for massage and hairdressing.  In addition, the gym’s panoramic sliding glass doors open to the large spa pool on the sundeck.

 

3.  BEACH CLUBS

Spa pool in beach club of a luxury sailboat

 

More designers now relegate tenders and water toys to side-opening garages on superyachts.  These prime aft areas redesign with hydraulic balconies and decks. Further, to serve as open-air beach clubs.  First-generation beach clubs are little more than extended swim platforms with tender garages. These are emptied of their contents to make room for a lounge chair or two.  Newer designs offer bars, lounges, and spa access points.  The best of the new generation clubs serve as all-around waterfront entertaining venues.

 

Rarely do you find beach clubs on sailboats, yet sail yacht AQUIJO is anything but an ordinary sailboat.  The editors of Boat International magazine described her club area.

“As the world’s largest ketch, she has more than enough room to accommodate a spacious beach club, complete with a hammam [turkish steam bath], sauna, and a spectacular spa pool that is illuminated by a large skylight. As if all that wasn’t impressive enough, the watertight aft doors mean that (sail yacht) Aquijo’s beach club can still be used when she’s sailing along at her brisk top speed of 20 knots.”  Amazing…

 

Incredible jacuzzis and beach clubs abound on the world’s newest superyachts.  Enjoy reading about yet another spectacular yacht, King Baby, at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/yacht-maven-scores-first-charter-on-yacht-king-baby-edgy-rock-n-roll-themed-superyacht/

 

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Updated – Champagne Names – How to pronounce them?

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When Champagne gets transported into another country, it’s normal that the pronunciation is adapted to suit the language. However, if you’re curious how to pronounce Champagne names comme il faut (translated = properly)you’re in the right place.

Even if you’re quite confident with French, the names can sometimes be tricky as many originate from other countries such as Germany.

 

PRONUNCIATIONS

Tip: “on” and “om” sounds are usually nasal sounds in French, such as in Dom Pérignon.

  • Dom Pérignon  Dom Peh-ree-nyon (“g” isn’t pronounced) 
  • Veuve Clicquot – Verv Kli-KOH (not voov)
  • Deutz – dirts (French pronunciation with a soft “r”)
  • Ruinart – Rwee-nar (not ruin-art)
  • Piper-Heidsieck – Pee-pay ED-sick
  • Mumm – Moom / Mewm (with a long “u” — 000 — sound)
  • Pol Roger – Pol Roh-JZAY (soft “j”)
  • Louis Roederer – Loo-wee Row-ed-er-ey
  • Bollinger – Bol-an-JZAY (soft “j”)
  • Moët et Chandon – Moh-et et Chan-dawn (not mo-way)
  • Taittinger — [ADDED BY Jana Sheeder of 1800yachtcharters] “TEH ton zhay”

 

THE MOST POPULAR MISPRONUNCIATION

The one that probably causes the most trip-ups is Moët et Chandon, which is pronounced moh-et eh chan-dawn – and not the commonly-said moh-way… oops.

Finally, you now confidently order a fancy bottle of Champagne on your next holiday to France. >>

In conclusion, remember.  The city of Cannes, France is simply pronounced “can” (not “con”).    The Cannes Film Festival is pronounced CAN (like “an aluminum can,” not cAHn.)

The next step?  Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at 305-720-7245 or by filling out our convenient online contact form at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now/, and start planning your yacht charter vacation today!

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