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1-800 Yacht Charters is the yacht-charter industry powerhouse

Since 1976, our mission has been to deliver the superyacht experience. We arrange discreet, private, and high-class luxury yacht charters for our clients. Our commitment to custom consultation services has garnered media attention from many yacht charter authorities. We’ve been quoted and included in numerous publications, some of which include: Forbes.com, Architectural Digest Online, The Chicago Tribune, The Marine Business Journal, The Miami Herald, Travel Weekly, and San Jose Mercury News.

All Nova Scotia logoSuper Yachts in Halifax

Super Yachts Make Halifax Pit Stop

Published online August 6, 2014
By Courtney Zwicker

Based in Miami, Florida, the website (1800yachtchaters.com) is a database for 1,000 super yachts available for charter and offers consulting services for those looking for just the right boat to spend a week – and a half-million dollars – for a cruise…


PlaneSense logoThe Open Ocean

Plane Sense Information Quarterly, Spring 2013

What better way to enjoy your passion for yachting and flying than by combining the two for a one-of-a-kind vacation? The PC-12 will deliver you as close as possible to your marina to get you on the water in no time. The following trip itineraries include a full yacht crew, allowing you to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. We thank SailAway Yacht Charter Consultants for helping design these itineraries…


Architectural Digest logoExtraordinary Yachts For Charter

Set sail this summer on the most incredible high-design yachts available for charter around the world

Published online Summer, 2013
By Amanda Friedman

M/Y DRAGONFLY – Pedigree: Built by the Australian firm Hanseatic Marine and launched in 2009, this power yacht is noted for its sleek silhouette and innovative conception by naval architect Espen Oeino, as well as its stylish interiors by the Munich-based firm Silvestrin Design. Commissioned by German eco-industrialist Guido Krass and originally christened Silver Zwei, it was sold and renamed in 2011. Offered by SailAway Yacht Charters from $610,000/wk…


Emirates Woman logoSail Of The Century

With A-list celebrities including supermodel Cindy Crawford and actor George Clooney ditching air travel in favour of cruising, you’re guaranteed to be in good company when you head for the high seas for the season extravagant holiday of choice.

“Spend It” Spring/Summer Issue, 2012
By Heidi Fuller-Love

When it comes to high-end travel, private jets are so passé with elite crowds opting for luxury on water onboard 5-star yachts. The new fad may be expensive but by offering more privacy than plush city hotels and broadening your horizons destinationwise, it’s rapidly becoming the only way to holiday among celebrities and millionaires alike. SPEND IT reveals some of the best yacht charters… (Find out more about yachts Christina O, Moonlight II, and Seven Seas from SailAway Yacht Charters…)


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This year our panel of judges reviewed hundreds of sites from across the Internet before hand-selecting the best ten for each travel category. Your site is among these elite ranks, and can be seen here: http://www.tripbase.com/d/awards/2011/categories/winners/boat.htm

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The Boston Globe logoWho’s Who On Yacht Of The Stars?

By Ian Shapira, The Boston Globe

Sean “Puffy” Combs and Mariah Carey are just a couple of the folks who regularly lease a yacht from SailAway Yacht Charter Consultants, based in Miami, Fla. So one has to wonder who traipsed into Quincy’s Marina Bay aboard SailAway’s Starship, a 143-foot motor yacht equipped with a Bell Jet Helicopter – launch pad included. Alas, no loose lips sank the clientele’s privacy; crew members did not give an inch, but SailAway co-owner Jim Araiza said the guests were probably friends or relatives of…


Forbes logoVoted Best Private Cruise

SailAway Yacht Charter Consultants

Published on November 18, 2002
By Christina Valhouli, Travel Editor

Our top choice for the best private cruise. The Miami-based SailAway has access to more than 750 yachts, and ships can come fully manned so guests never have to worry about navigating or restocking the refrigerator. Do-it-yourselfers can have a non-crewed ship. SailAway can arrange for a charter flight to bring guests to the yacht, as well as a personal charter consultant, who acts as the guests’ personal concierge. Ultra-luxury crewed yachts range from $25,000 to $250,000 per week.


Reuters logoReality Check: US’s Rich Maintain Spending Through Downturn

Published on September 30, 2002
By Gary Rosenberger, MarketNews International

F. Scott Fitzgerald would have been wrong about the response of the wealthy to the latest economic downturn – the rich are not all that different from the rest of us “the rich don’t want to travel far…,” said Jana Sheeder, President of SailAway Yacht Charter Consultants in Miami, which offers yacht trips that cost as much as $250,000 a week. “Everyone is being more careful, no matter how much money they make,” Sheeder said. “But even the wealthiest still have to go on vacation.”

Her biggest recent deal was for a “glacier trip” on the order $150,000 in which a group of business people was feted with $1000 bottles of wine and $300 tins of caviar…


Deseret News logoCost of Chartering Boat Depends on Size, Season, Crew

By Kathryn Clayton, Salt Lake Deseret News

“Crewed yachts are the floating hotel mentality,” said Jim Araiza during a telephone interview. He is co-owner of SailAway, a yacht charter company based in Miami that offers boats in locations around the world. “You have a professional skipper and an onboard cook. They server as your concierge and your guide. It’s a complete package…”


Los Angeles Times logoOutlandish: If You Can Afford It!

By Karen Koch, Los Angeles Times

For those who want to chart their own millennium courses, SailAway Yacht Charter Consultants, Inc. offers an array of yachts. The Starship, one of the company’s mega yachts, is equipped with such water-sport toys as fishing, scuba and snorkel gear; a Jet Ski; water skis; a Waverunner; 30-foot speedboat… The yacht comes with the services of an eight-person crew, including a chef who has extensive culinary…


South Florida Opulence logoThe Easy Way To Charter A Yacht

SailAway understands the needs of the affluent traveler
By Savannah Middleton, Opulence Magazine

The rich and famous can turn to a company that specializes in arranging these discreet yachting holidays. The company is known as SailAway Yacht Charter Consultants, but every celebrity’s little black book contains the simple name, SailAway.

Understanding the preferences and demands of affluent travelers has helped SailAway sustain a position as one of the most recognized names in the charter industry. “Many people seem to resent the personal demands of sophisticated travelers,” says Jana Sheeder, President of SailAway. “We actually appreciate and embrace those preferences. Our goal is to create a totally customized escape – itineraries, timetables, and destinations are all flexible preferences decided by our clients.”