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58 Meter Luxury Yacht Charter Vessel Slashes Rates For South Pacific

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Photograph of three young women being shuttled away from a large blue superyacht (background) on a fast speedboat. A handsome, smiling mate wearing white polo shirt and navy baseball cap that matches the yacht colors, is driving the speedboat. There is a wake from the speedboat behind it that extends the width of the large yacht behind it.

 


INCENTIVES OFFERED FOR YACHTING

Need a little incentive to press on with your plans to enjoy a 7 night Tahiti yacht charter?  Perhaps saving over $100,000 off the regular weekly rate of a 191 foot megayacht might do the trick!

 

UNBRIDLED SAVINGS

The 58 meter Trinity yacht charter superyacht UNBRIDLED has just announced a major price reduction to entice luxury travelers to come explore the exotic locale of Tahiti and the islands of the South Pacific.

 

TAHITI, ANYONE?

Currently enroute to Tahiti, motor yacht UNBRIDLED has converted her rates from Euro €329,000 per week to USD $300,000 per week for the months of March and April, 2012. 

 

DISCOUNT OFFERED

The currency conversion equates to a price savings in US Dollars of approximately $132,660 – about a 30% discount.

 

 

YACHT SPECIFICATIONS

Built in 2009 in the USA by Trinity Yachts, the five stateroom vessel offers accommodations for 10 guests, complimented by a crew of 13. 

 

KEY FEATURES

She has multiple key features. For instance, 

• A large inventory of watertoys. For example, waverunners, kayaks, a Hobie Cat sailboat, and waterskis

• Luxurious appointments and comfort.  She has a stunning, richly-detailed interior

• Superb cuisine by Chef Jason Meakin

• An impeccable crew. Yacht co-captains are Richard Grissell and Elmar Blaauw

 

 

WHERE IS SHE HEADED NEXT?

After spending late spring in the south Pacific, Motor yacht UNBRIDLED will continue her world tour.  Premium dates remain available for charters in the Mediterranean in the summer months.

 

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER ON UNBRIDLED

Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/explore-our-yachts/unbridled/book-now/ to reserve prime dates onboard UNBRIDLED.

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67M Sailboat Prepares for Antarctica Yacht Charter in February

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We just received word Alloy sail yacht VERTIGO has committed to accept charters in Patagonia and Antarctica, starting February 2016.  Rates are set at Euro 295,000 per week plus running expenses for a maximum 12 guests.

Having recently wrapped up her Monaco yacht charter season, the luxury sailing yacht spent the month of October in Singapore for maintenance work prior to her journey to the southern hemisphere in November.

Vertico sail yacht

Built by Alloy Yachts, and designed by Philippe Briand, the 67 meter yacht VERTIGO is the largest sailing yacht built in the southern hemisphere.

Her amenities and features include:

  • Loft-style interiors, custom-designed by Christian Liaigre
  • Oversized Jacuzzi hot tub with retractable sunpads, Bimini covers, glass screens, and air conditioning on the Deck
  • Midarette gymnasium with direct sea access
  • Open-air cinema screen
  • 4 tenders, including an 8 meter Limo tender with removable roof
  • Sailing dinghies, kayaks, paddleboards, scuba equipment, inflatables, and towable toys

Patagonia

We find the idea of a Patagonia yacht charter immensely intriguing.  This is a sparsely populated area located at the southern tip South America, with the western coastline belonging to Chile and the eastern side, part of Argentina. The opportunities for exploration and adventure are numerous, as this region comprises the southernmost portion of the Andes mountains.  Just east of the mountains, there is great bio-diversity with deserts, steppes, and grasslands. The western coast of Patagonia borders the Pacific ocean, and the eastern coast borders the Atlantic ocean.

For more information, contact us through our online inquiry form, or give us a call at +1-800-YACHTCHARTERS (922-4824) or +305-720-7245/24 hours. #sailingyacht #patagonia

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70 Meter Motor Yacht Martha Ann to Cruise Adriatic

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To the delight of Lurssen yacht charter fans everywhere, the owner of motor yacht MARTHA ANN has agreed to position the 70 meter superyacht in the Adriatic as of 1 June 2013.   At this writing, the yacht will return to the Western Mediterranean for a booking in mid-July.

Martha Ann superyacht underway

Rarely do the world’s largest yachts venture from the standard and uber-popular Western Med cruising grounds such as the Amalfi Coast and the south of France.

Lürssen yacht MARTHA ANN is maintained to a high standard inside and out.  Many recent upgrades include the purchase of 2 new SeaDoo GTX 260’s and the addition of a 44 foot / 13.41 meter Nautica towed tender.

According to Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters and SailAway Yacht Charter Consultants, she is a special superyacht. 

“With her massive beam of nearly 13 meters, she boasts extraordinary volumes for a yacht of this length. With 7 wet bars and a beautiful glass elevator that services all 5 decks, this is the ideal entertainment yacht for a Mediterranean yacht charter in the summer or a Caribbean yacht charter in St. Barts to celebrate New Year’s Eve.

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Motoryacht MARTHA ANN offers accommodations for 12 guests in 7 staterooms.  Her weekly rate is Euro 600,000 per week, plus running expenses.  For more information or to reserve your charter aboard motor yacht MARTHA ANN, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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A One-Day Caribbean Yacht Charter Can Be Fun!

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While crewed sail boat charters and bareboat charter vacations normally last 5 to 7 nights, not everyone has the time for a multi-night term luxury yacht charter. In this economy, saving up for a special bareboat charter or luxury yacht charter holiday might mean postponing until 2010.

Now for the good news – sailboat charters can be as short as one day and are the perfect compliment to a land-based Caribbean island vacation.

Let’s take a look at a single-day luxury yacht charter escape in the British Virgin Islands (also known as the BVI or BVI’s):

There are four major inhabited islands in the BVI, as well as dozens of (nearly 60) smaller islands, cays, and rocks scattered throughout the archipelago. Of course, the fun way to see these sights is by boat on a luxury sailing charter.

You can rent a small Caribbean yacht charter sailboat or a fast powerboat for the day in Road Town, Nanny Cay, West End, or several other locations. Some experience driving a powerboat or basic chart-reading skills are important to ensure you have a pleasurable day.

A great trip could start from Road Town, Tortola and head south across the Sir Francis Drake Channel to Peter Island. You can tie up to the dock in Sprat Bay, or anchor off the beach in Deadman’s Bay and swim ashore (remember to wear your water socks). Visitors are welcome in the public areas, the boutique, and the beach grill.

girl swimming over a reef and camera showing fish underneath her and rock formation and sky above

From Peter Island, it’s a short boat ride to Norman Island. This is author Robert Louis Stevenson’s legendary Treasure Island, and the source of countless tales of pirates and buried chests of gold. Today, the island is uninhabited except for a small restaurant on the beach in the Bight. Anchored in the bay is the old ship, William Thornton, affectionately known by bareboat charter lovers and the locals as the “Willy T,” a trading vessel converted to a bar and restaurant. It’s a great stop for a little “pirate” ambiance. Be warned – on holiday weekends, the Willy T is not appropriate for kids as it takes on a bawdy “adults only” atmosphere.

Just outside the bay are the Caves. These are more like grottoes and are a true snorkeler’s delight. You can tie up your boat to one of the National Park moorings and swim in. Don’t be surprised if a school of tropical fish swim alongside you, looking for a handout. The locals ask that you resist the temptation to feed the little critters, however. Human food is not healthy for the fish and may do them great harm in the long run.

After snorkeling at the Caves, it is a short boat ride to The Indians. These rock outcroppings are the size of houses and full of nesting seabirds in the summer. The waters around the rocks are teeming with fish of every shape and color. One local describes a swim here as a magical experience: “Floating among the fish, corals and sea fans will make you feel like Peter Pan flying through an enchanted forest.”

If the sun is still high in the sky, and you still feel fresh for more adventure, zip over to Salt Island. You can tie up to the dock and walk around the abandoned houses to the salt pond where workers harvest and sell sea salt. If you still have any get-up-and-go in your tank, hop back on your boat and cruise around the corner to the wreck of the HMS Rhone, the BVI’s first underwater park. Snorkel over the wreck and try to imagine what it looked like before it sank in 1867!

By now, you realize you are on “island time.” There’s little reason to hurry back to Tortola, unless you have an early dinner reservation at your hotel or resort. Assuming you are in the island groove, we suggest a cruise east to Cooper Island. Accessible only by boat, this island has a few rental homes and a tiny resort that’s looks like a vacation postcard from the water – palm trees and long, white sand beach. By now, you must be hungry from a morning/afternoon of exploring. Drop in a local restaurant for a late lunch. With a full belly and a big smile, it’s just a short sail or cruise back to Tortola.

There are many other itineraries for a day trip by boat. Your hotel concierge can recommend the best local boat rental operators and give you some ideas as to where to go and what to see there. You can go fast on a powerboat or slower on a sailboat – the choice is yours. Either way, a day boat trip around the British Virgin Islands will be the highlight of your land-based island holiday!

For more information, call the yacht charter specialists at 305-720-7245 , email them at info@1800yachtcharters.com, or fill our online inquiry form at 1800yachtcharters.com/book-now/

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AMAIA Catamaran Sailboat Thailand Bareboat

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Amaia catamaran sailboat. Photo taken in a quiet bay. She is at anchor with no sails.  There are 3 large boulder islands in the distance in front of her. She has a red sail cover over the boom, and it reads the boat name, Amaia in white letters.

 

AMAIA CATAMARAN SAILBOAT

For your next vacation, why not book a bareboat charter in Phuket, Thailand on sailing yacht Amaia?

ABOUT THE CATAMARAN

She is a luxurious 47 foot sailing cat that offers variety in charter.  For example, if you so desire, you can also have a crewed catamaran charter onboard, as well.

EXTERIOR DETAIL

Her abundantly-spacious exterior leads to a spacious cockpit which is perfect for enjoying a lazy lunch, relaxation, and some refreshing cocktails.  Lots of options exist for your relaxation enjoyment, for instance, catch up on some reading or sunbathing on the front deck, or even listen to some music under the dazzling cockpit lights.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Amaia can comfortably accommodate up to ten yacht charter guests for a bareboat charter, or 8 up to guests for a crewed catamaran charter.

 

HOW TO BOOK A SAILBOAT CHARTER

To book your private luxury yacht charter vacation, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Amazing Wildlife Spectacle Awaits Antarctic Yacht Charter Guests

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Earlier this month, we blogged about the 70-meter motor yacht SHERAKHAN, an expedition yacht charter vessel making her way to the Antarctic.

We received an update today from Sioned Williams, one of the yacht owner’s assistants:

“Heading ever further south, with temperatures dropping and the number of icebergs sighted increasing daily, SHERAKHAN arrived in Grytviken yesterday.  Having been cleared in by customs, and all on board received the South Georgia stamp in their passports, the guests and crew visited the local museum in Grytviken where they met all the locals – all 20 of them!”

While in South Georgia, the charter guests and crew were treated to what Williams described as, “…having witnessed the awesome sight of a colony of around half a million King Penguins and thousands of fur seals on the beach.”

 

Photograph of thousands of penguins on land in antarctica. Icy mountains in background. Water on right hand side of photo

Next stop on the itinerary –  the superyacht is now cruising towards St. Andrew’s Bay, making way towards the Antarctic Sounds.

Motor yacht Sherakhan offers accommodations for up to 26 passengers in thirteen staterooms. She is available from March 1, in Ushuaia or the Falklands. Panama yacht charter and Costa Rica yacht charter vacations are also available beginning in late March, as the vessel heads north to the Caribbean.

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For additional information, and to view megayacht SHERAKHAN’s online e-brochure with video, visit 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/explore-our-yachts/sherakhan/

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An Angel in the Indian Ocean

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Photograph of motoryacht SILVER ANGEL at dock beside a large yellow apartment complex. Yacht is facing the lower left side of the picture.

Silver Angel Benetti yacht charter boat

Motor yacht SILVER ANGEL has announced plans to relocate to the Indian Ocean this winter. The 64 meter superyacht will be available for Benetti yacht charter vacations in the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, the Seychelles, and Madagascar.

Built by Benetti and launched in 2009, the 211 foot yacht offers accommodations for 12 guests in 7 staterooms. A crew of 21 are onboard to attend to the guests.

The Indian Ocean is an idyllic paradise.  Here you will experience white-sand beaches lapped by aquamarine waters, bright blue skies, and year-round sunshine. 

Opportunities for diving and snorkeling abound in this pristine eco-tourism region.

Memories of your time aboard Benetti yacht SILVER ANGEL in the Indian Ocean will stay with you long after your tan fades!

Photograph of the deck of motoryacht Silver Angel. The photo shows a staircase leading up to the hot tub on deck.

Deck of Benetti superyacht SILVER ANGEL

The winter rate is set at USD $450,000 per week, plus all expenses (items such as food, fuel, and dockage).

Several other luxury yachts will depart the Mediterranean and re-locate  to the Indian Ocean this winter, including motor yacht MOECCA and sail yacht PERLA DEL MARE.  For more information on this exotic locale, contact our 1-800 Yacht Charters destination experts at   https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/.

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Antarctic Yacht Charter Offered By 26-Passenger Luxury Megayacht

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Sherakhan motoryacht at anchor with inflatable slide deployed from bowSeems growing consumer demand to rent a private yacht in a unique destination has prompted another superyacht owner to relocate for the upcoming winter season. 
On the heels of the recent announcement by the 64 meter Benetti motor yacht SILVER ANGEL to
relocate to the Indian Ocean, word comes that the 228-foot motor yacht SHERAKHAN will relocate to Antarctica this winter. 
Motoryacht SHERAKHAN  first visited Antarctica in 2010. Her return trip will be in January and February 2013, with two confirmed charters on the books.  The superyacht will remain in Antarctica during March 2013 if there is additional charter interest.  Another option the owner is considering is a relocation to Chile, Patagonia, or the Brazilian Amazon to accommodate requests for charters through April.
In May, the megayacht will travel to the Mediterranean for the summer 2013 charter season.
This custom-built 70 meter vessel is ideal for large families or corporate incentive charters, as she is able to accommodate as many as 26 guests. Amenities include a spa deck, an impressive two-level dining room, and an extra-large hot tub on the sun deck.
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Antarctica Next Stop For 70 Meter Expedition Luxury Yacht Charter Vessel

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While many yacht owners are content to offer their yachts for hire in the tried-and-true winter cruising ground of the Caribbean, Jan Verkerk is always looking for new destinations in the hopes of enticing potential charter customers to explore land and sea far from the beaten path.

This year, Jan has committed his 70 meter expedition-style yacht, M/Y SHERAKHAN to Antarctica.

Sherakhan motoryacht profile with white hull and superstructure and caribbean mountain in background
Earlier this week, we received an email from the yacht’s manager:  “Motor yacht SHERAKHAN has just crossed the equator on her way to Antarctica! (She) will arrive in the Falkland Islands on the 6th of February to start her Antarctica adventure.” 

One of the largest yachts available for rent, the 70 meter SHERAKHAN offers accommodations for up to 26 passengers in thirteen staterooms.
Photograph of a whale breaching in Antarctica. Photo shows whale in foreground with frozen mountains in the background. Dark blue water
If Antarctica is too remote, Jan is open to accepting trips along the east or west coast of South America, or Panama, or even head back to the ever-popular islands of St Barts and St Martin to accept a traditional Caribbean yacht charter booking.

Her rates begin at  €350,000 EUROS per week, plus expenses.

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To rent a private yacht for your Caribbean yacht charter or vacation elsewhere in the world, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Antigua Offers Historic Variety

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Aerial view of Antigua yacht charter show yachts in a marina and docked on the water

VISIT ANTIGUA

Often overlooked by travelers considering a Caribbean yacht charter, Antigua is nothing short of a boater’s tropical paradise.  Its south and west coasts are cruising treasures, and the island has more scenic and sheltered anchorages than most Caribbean destinations.

 

ENGLISH HARBOUR NAVAL BASE

The island’s English Harbour first served as a British naval base in the 1600’s. The base and its nearby forts protected  Antigua’s lucrative sugarcane production.

THE FORT

Sailing into English Harbour is truly  memorable. The stone buildings of Fort Berkely to port and Shirley Heights high above to starboard are a dramatic sight. Sailboats and mega yacht charter vessels fill the harbour, and Sunsail operates a sailing bareboat charter base here. Cruising past the superyachts in the Harbour is breathtaking.Once you have anchored or docked in the marina, Nelson’s Dockyard, is well worth a stroll. It looks much as it did centuries ago, with working capstans and lovingly restored buildings.  Restaurants, hotels, boutiques and a museum keep the area lively.
Antigua photo. Picture taken from far end of fort. Shows a mountain in the background, with a stone fort and rock walls in the foreground, spanning to the end of the photo. 
If you are fortunate to visit the island on a Sunday, an afternoon barbecue atop Shirley Heights with its spectacular sunset over English Harbour should not be missed.


CADES REEF SNORKELING

From English Harbour, many yachts cruise along the southwest coast to Cades Reef, a beautiful spot for snorkeling.  Further along the coastline is Boggy Peak, the highest peak on the island.

JOLLY HARBOUR

Moving up the west coast, is Jolly Harbor.  It offers a brand new marina and is surrounded by resort hotels with pools and restaurants.  Helicopters tours can be arranged to fly from Jolly Harbor to the island of Montserrat, to see the remains of a volcano that recently devastated that island.


DEEP BAY

If you like beaches, Antigua’s shoreline is one white sandy beach after another.  Deep Bay at Hawks Bill (near a rock that resembles a hawk’s head) is another great spot for an al fresco lunch and a swim.  Divers can explore a nearby shipwreck, the Andes.  For onshore activity, you can visit nearby Fort Barrington, and the Grand Royal Antiguan Beach Resort.

HERITAGE QUAY

Shoppers can spend time in St. John’s – the island’s capital city. The Heritage Quay area has trendy designer shops, while the nearby Redcliffe Quay is more traditional with inviting shady patios nestled amongst restored buildings.

WALKING TOUR

A walking tour of the city should include seeing St. John’s Cathedral and the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda.
 

SUGAR MILL

Renting a taxi is a good way to explore the island’s interior.  You can visit a real sugar mill at Betty’s Hope, or take a ride along Fig Tree Drive, where you can see the round stone towers of centuries-old abandoned sugar mills.

HOW TO BOOK A CARIBBEAN YACHT CHARTER

Click https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ to rent a private yacht in Antigua or anywhere else in the Caribbean.

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