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When your clients are accustomed to +70 meter superyachts for their private luxury yacht charter vacations, you should probably think twice about recommending a 40 meter yacht for their next getaway…
Unless that 40 meter vessel is motor yacht ‘H with Captain Phil Frost at the helm.
About three weeks ago, good friends of ours called. They were taking a short trip from their home in the states to visit their daughter who is spending a college semester in France. During the visit, they planned to catch the “On The Run II: Beyonce & Jay-Z” concert in Paris, then spend a few days exploring. They asked, “Since we’re not taking the whole family, is there a smaller, contemporary-designed yacht that you would recommend for a quick getaway in France?” Without hesitation, we said, “Yes, the best available option is the 42 meter Benetti motoryacht ‘H.”
Built in 2015, motor yacht ‘H is a shining example of the Italian builder’s Fast 140 series, with exterior styling by Stefano Righini, and interiors by HJH Studios. The yacht has it all – a massive sundeck, an impressive skylounge, and a fantastic, young, energetic crew led by can-do skipper, Australian Phil Frost. Phil’s motto is, “Say yes, then figure out how to make it happen!”
With just hours to prepare, Phil and his team provisioned and prepared for our clients’ arrival in Bonifacio. Less than 2 hours after getting onboard, our clients sent us two, short, but telling texts. First, the husband wrote, “Having the best time.” Then, his wife wrote, “Oh man, this crew is awesome!”
Once back home, the family called us to say the yacht was beautiful and surprisingly comfortable for a 40 meter yacht, and the crew made everyone feel as if they were onboard a 70 meter vessel.
They were so impressed, plans are already underway for a repeat trip in September…
If you’re considering a private yacht charter vacation in the Med in August or September (or the Caribbean this winter), it’s hard to overstate the value, luxury, and comfort you’ll find with Captain Phil Frost, onboard Benetti motor yacht ‘H…
[Side note – Beyonce and Jay-Z decided to do a little boating after the concert as well. They loaded the family onboard motor yacht KISMET (video) before returning to the next leg of their world tour…]
Are you considering chartering a yacht for a vacation or special event? Call or text us at 305-720-7245, and with our Best Price Guarantee in hand, you’ll be on your way to making memories in style! Let us know that you are interested in chartering, and we’re on it!
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After 30+ years in the business, 1-800 Yacht Charters is still doing the things that earned them the title of “World’s Best Private Cruise” as recognized by Forbes.com.
So how does the company continue to attract active, well-traveled clients when many of their competitors offer the same yachts? According to 1-800 Yacht Charters company President, Jana Sheeder, it’s all about “Focus.”
“We don’t charter yachts,” says Sheeder, “we deliver The Superyacht Experience™ to our clients.”
Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters and 1-800 BAREBOAT
Sheeder goes on to explain her company’s philosophy. “Our mission began with a simple question. ‘What would happen if we built our business for #generosity?’ Instead of assuming that people want to simply maximize self-interest, our decision to focus on generosity allowed us to cater to our clients’ deeper motivations to make the world a better place.”
“This focus has propelled us to move beyond the basic rental of yachts and to deliver a true Superyacht Experience. While our competitors focus on finding the customer the “right boat,” we choose to take a more holistic approach.”
When a #luxury yacht charter inquiry comes in, Sheeder and her team of consultants interview the potential clients to learn what makes them tick.
“Today’s affluent world travelers are looking for more than just a static vacation on a yacht, says Sheeder. “They’re wired, connected, and driven by sustainability and the greater social good.”
Furthermore, Sheeder says the clients hope to immerse themselves and participate in unique cultural events and #voluntourism. Their chartered yacht serves as a platform to an eco-friendly adventure. “It’s a chance to reconnect with family and friends, embrace diverse cultures, and rejuvenate mind, body, and spirit,” says Sheeder. She chuckles and adds, “Besides, we often don’t even discuss particular yachts until our second or third conversation.”
Sheeder admits some clients are puzzled at first. Most charter brokers immediately try to match the client to a particular yacht and crew. “At some point, they realize our entire focus is on them,” says Sheeder. “We share with them our sense of purpose, our commitment to promoting yachts and crews dedicated to protecting our environment, and how we created our business for generosity. Then, we explain our ‘Best Price Guarantee’ – something no other yacht charter brokerages offer in our industry.”
For Sheeder, focusing on generosity, sustainability, and taking the time to learn what motivates her clients is a recipe for success and fosters a deep sense of fulfillment. “We create a bond where we and the client work together [holding her hands together with fingers entwined] – synergistically – not only to create a special experience, but also to make a difference in the world.”
1-800 Yacht Charters – Delivering Your Superyacht Experience Since 1976(TM)
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We just had a remarkable time on catamaran SURPRISE for three weeks…! Crossing the Gulf Stream, going to the ‘Stranded Naked Party’ and then winning three races at Regatta-Time-in-Abaco. Amazing! High adventure, good fishing, idyllic ports-of-call, delicious food, superb hosts, and a gorgeous yacht – a total escape into the unique joys of the crewed catamaran charters cruising life! Thank You.
Sail catamaran SURPRISE is a 48′ yacht with accommodations for 4 to 6 guests. Currently accepting Florida yacht charters and Bahama yacht charters for the summer and Fall of 2011, her weekly rates are:
Rates are all inclusive with standard ships bar, and good for Bahamas or South Florida charters. Children 10 and under sail free, limit 2 per charter!
Please add appropriate tax as follows:
Miami pick-up – add 7.0%
Key West pick-up – add 7.5%
Bahamas pick-up – add 4%
Come explore the Florida Keys, the Everglades, the Dry Tortugas, or the Bahamas aboard sail catamaran SURPRISE.
Contact our destination experts at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ to reserve your private luxury yacht.
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What could be better than experiencing a Heesen yacht charter vacation in the warm waters of the Caribbean? That’s easy: experiencing a Heesen yacht charter vacation AND saving $50,000 to boot!
The charter manager for motor yacht SEVEN SINS just sent us an email inviting our clients to take advantage of a fantastic offer — a 40% price reduction on charters between January 5 and 28, 2017.
The published weekly rate for the 43.80m (143′ 8″) yacht is $125,000. Shaving 40% from this price drops her weekly rate to $75,000 – a whopping savings of $50 LARGE!
Known for their unique speed among large superyachts, and their sleek exterior lines and modern interiors, Heesen yacht charter vessels like motor yacht OCTOPUSSY (once the world’s fastest yacht), and Formula 1-inspired superyacht AURELIA are among the most popular charter yachts for clients who appreciate the advantage of a swift vessel. The advantage of a fast yacht means that charterers can enjoy more anchorages in a shorter amount of time, as compared to slower yachts. Thus, a vessel like yacht SEVEN SINS can easily incorporate a charter from St. Martin and St Barts in the leeward islands of the Caribbean, with an outing to the Virgin Islands far to the north – all within a week’s time.
SEVEN SINS offers accommodations for 10 guests in 5 staterooms. Her manager put together a list of the yacht’s KEY FEATURES:
This stunning Heesen yacht charter vessel just completed a holiday charter in St Maarten on January 2nd. Her calendar for the remainder of January is currently wide open.
BUILT/REFIT: 2005 / 2015
LENGTH (LOA): 43.80m (143′ 8″)
GUESTS: 10 in 5 cabins
CREW: Captain Xavier Penez + 7
Before arriving in the Caribbean in December, the yacht spent the summer in French Polynesia. Here’s a copy of a testimonial written by a client to the owner of yacht SEVEN SINS at the conclusion of his Heesen yacht charter superyacht experience in the Pacific:
“Dear (Owner’s name),
You don’t know me but, although we have never met, I think I know more than a little about you.
I just finished a charter of the M/Y Seven Sins in French Polynesia. And based on everything I saw and experienced on your boat and with your crew tells me that you not only have fine taste, but you have the same eye for quality and pay the same attention to detail that I try to do in my own projects.
I develop, own and operate retail and mixed use real estate projects in the Dallas, Texas area. And though it drives many around me crazy, I cant (sic) rest unless every element of my project is perfect…from the design, to the construction, to the finishes and materials, to the retail and restaurant tenants [and their own design and finishes!], and beyond.
On the Seven Sins, I saw that same unwillingness to accept ‘good enough’ or live with things that work ‘pretty well.’ I’ll be honest…I looked hard to find flaws, problems or issues….not so that I could complain, but rather because I just can’t help myself! It’s who I am and it’s what I do! And I can tell from what I saw…it is who you are too!
I am pleased to report to you that every aspect of your vessel and your crew were, in a word, impeccable. Beyond all of my very high expectations in every way.
This email is simply to say ‘thank you’ for sharing your vessel and its able and charming crew with us. (and) I hope I’ll get the chance to spend some more time on her perhaps again in the South Pacific or perhaps in the Caribbean.
WOW! What a fantastic testimonial from a client with discriminating tastes.
Now, it’s your turn! We often have yacht owners extend gracious discounts of 5% to 10%. On occasion we see deals of 15%. Rarely do we have the opportunity to offer a superyacht, especially a Heesen yacht charter vessel, at a 40% discount.
January is a great time to explore the Caribbean – most of the tourists who came for year-end vacations have returned home. Take advantage of quiet beaches, and anchorages where you’ll have room to enjoy the yacht’s watertoys. Head ashore and meet the island people – friendly natives eager to share their culture and island lifestyle with you.
At full price, SEVEN SINS provides a great superyacht experience. At 40% off, this is a deal of a lifetime!
In conclusion, plan your own superyacht experience with us. We handle all details for you. Simply fill out our convenient online form at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/
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Client testimonials are critical for the industry. Superyachts cater to an exclusive clientele, so any feedback that we receive is important to pass along to other clients. We also rate yachts for their feasibility to particular groups and what they expect. For instance, if a crew is bothering the guests, we comment to the crew about remaining invisible.
“Great trip. Motor yacht LADY BEE is a great boat – spacious rooms, great entertainment lounge for kids…
Food/chef was superb – service and tableware was very impressive.
Crew was very helpful, well dressed, polite, however considering this was a 9-person crew, there were times we had to look/find someone for service.
Little disappointed, when no safety instructions, muster points, first aid/fire information was given. We were told to read the manual provided…not really that efficient for children.
Yacht was well equipped with toys, movies, life jackets, lots of good quality towels, great dinnerware/settings – all very impressive.
Very clean, well organized, plenty of snacks, and no shortage of any provisions.
As I am considering another Med/Adriatic sea cruise in Aug 2013, I would certainly charter this boat, if it were in the area!”
Motoryacht Lady Bee is a 142′ Caribbean yacht charter vessel. She accommodates 12 guests in 6 cabins. This review was not our charter, but sharing the review is important to us. Lady Bee spends time in the winter in the lower Caribbean. After that, she heads to the Bahamas with a home port of Nassau. In other words, Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, here we come!
Weekly charter rate is $110,000, plus all running expenses.
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A well known owner of a Mediterranean yacht charter vessel charges nearly €100,000 per week. In specific, to rent his yacht. His day job brings him vast sums of money, however.
“Basically, if they’re going to pay me the stupid money right now, I’m going to take it,” he admits in the magazine article. “I have to. I mean, it’s not for me. Do you know what I mean? At this point, it’s for my kids. It’s ridiculous, yeah, yeah. But ultimately is it for me? No. No. It’s for the kids.”
Depp shot to the top of the list of Hollywood’s highest paid actors. This is thanks to the stellar success of Disney‘s Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise. Depp is mum on the size of his Pirates “ransom.” A recent report puts his total take in the $300 million range. This is due to a gross-profit-sharing deal brokered with Disney. To date, the four-film franchise has tallied $3.7 billion in worldwide receipts. Depp to star in a 5th installment.
It’s believed Depp’s passion for the sea, and his purchase of a mega yacht charter vessel stems from his years of filming the Pirates movies in exotic locales such as the Bahamas. His yacht, motor yacht VaJoLiRoJa — the boat’s clever name comes from combining the first few letters of each family member’s name, partner Vanessa Paradis, Johnny, and their kids, Lily-Rose and Jack — is a 156 foot yacht of distinctive character, inspired by the classic gentleman’s yachts of the 1930’s.
The lavishly-styled interior evokes the romance and glamour of a bygone era (with a few pirate-themed hints throughout).
Relive the Golden Era of yachting on board a classic yacht this winter. Depp’s yacht VAJOLIROJA is available for hire in the Bahamas or St Martin. It joins another classic-style Caribbean charter yacht, sail yacht GERMANIA NOVA.
In other destinations, classic-styled sail yacht MONTIGNE is available in the Far East, and in the Mediterranean, sail yacht ATLANTIC and motor yacht CHRISTINA O are available this winter. Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ to reserve your yacht today.
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Motoryacht TAIL LIGHTS spends some time in the shipyard in Georgia. After that, the popular and highly successful charter yacht heads to the Bahamas in charter ready and bristol condition. Once complete, the 116 foot Azimut looks amazing and had lots of new toys and goods onboard to start her first charter in Nassau on November 21st.
A recent charter guest took the time to share her thoughts about her family’s superyacht experience onboard Azimut yacht TAIL LIGHTS. What lends credence to her comments is the fact she has chartered three times prior. In her own words,
“We just got off the boat this morning. This was my fourth trip on a (luxury yacht) charter vessel and found it to be at least equal to but in many ways better than the previous trips I had taken. Captain Steve Kemp was awesome. He was extremely organized and looked after every detail of the trip. When we needed to adjust he was quick to respond and very accommodating. The crew was fantastic and also very accommodating. The girls were all Johnny-on-the-spot with food, drinks, and any other need we had. The staterooms were always looked after and kept pristine during our trip. Very pleasant personalities and fun to talk to. Jeff made sure the boat and tender were operating perfectly and was also very accommodating when we wanted to tour the engine room. The boat itself was appointed very nicely and it was obvious that she had been upgraded recently. It looked brand new. I would highly recommend (yacht) Tail Lights and its crew, particularly Steve the captain. I certainly would look into chartering her again.”
Originally a 2011, her $1.5 million refit in 2016 changed so much. Improvements made include, for instance, a full paint job. Two tone dark and light gray in Stoppani Metallic acrylic paint is fabulous. Interior wood and floor refinishing. and new exterior and interior soft goods. For example, upholstery, cushions, decorative throw pillows, bed covers, linens, towels, etc. Continuing with the updates in addition are all new serviceware like china, crystal, silver ware, and table settings. Additionally, new Murray teak deck chairs on Fly bridge and Aft Deck, and new Westminster sun lounge beds on Fly bridge.
Also included in the refit:
The yacht accommodates up to 10 guests in 5 staterooms. She has 8 beds, consisting of 2 doubles, 2 twins, and 1 convertible configured as 2 Pullmen, 1 King, 2 Queens, 1 Double, and 4 Singles.
Rates for TAIL LIGHTS are from $75,000 per week, plus all running expenses and any applicable taxes.
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We’re just back from a week on board sail catamaran DREAMING ON, sailing the BVIs in the capable hands of our wonderful crew, Geoff and Iza. We were also vacationing with another couple…and we all agreed that the whole experience exceeded our expectations by far, to the extent that we have already booked again for next year!
This is all down to Geoff and Iza who are a very special and generous couple – it was like sailing with good friends – the chemistry was perfect and we just hit it off.
They welcomed us on board their beautiful home and anticipated our every need. Iza is an amazing cook – the food (presentation, quality and variety) is better than you get in most good restaurants and all prepared in a galley kitchen – the sushi in particular was unbelievable! And Geoff…well, in our opinion he makes a better Painkiller than the Soggy Dollar (as well as being a great Captain).
They had arranged an itinerary for us (but it was flexible) and we went to different, islands and/or bays every day. For instance, a sail to Anegada, followed by a fabulous lobster dinner at the Reef Hotel – highly recommend this!
They took us to all their favorite spots in the BVIs and we couldn’t get enough of the clear blue waters and white sandy beaches – plenty of snorkeling, kayaking and paddle boarding to be had. In fact, we didn’t really have enough time just to hang out in one place for a day or go tubing or water-skiing, which is why we are returning next year. Now we know all the best spots and where we’d like to go back to and spend more time.
(Catamaran DREAMING ON) is comfortable and has plenty of space, both out the front on the ‘trampolines’ and the shady area at the back by the cockpit where we enjoyed breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Overall, for anyone out there considering a luxury yacht charter, I would highly recommend, without hesitation, DREAMING ON, and Geoff and Iza – it will be one of the (if not THE) best vacations of your life! We certainly can’t wait to get back on board next year…..
Name: Lindsey S.
In conclusion, book your own vacation of a lifetime today. Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ . We will plan your amazing catamaran charter right away.
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Just to say we had a fabulous, wonderful, brilliant time on motoryacht NATORI.
The luxury mega yacht charter boat was lovely, the crew fabulous, food tooooo yummy, and once again, we had a perfect family holiday.
Overall impressions were – FIRST CLASS.
Professionalism of officers, deck crew, stewardess, chef – first, first class
Food quality and presentation – first class
Entertainment – first class
Watersports – first class
Only thing to single out once again was how completely wonderful the crew were. Absolutely brilliant. One really great touch was that during the charter, the crew took photos too and the First Officer spent hours putting them together onto a CD with music as a memento. Really, really special touch!
Itinerary and places we visited were faberoony…even the stinky mud bath on the volcano.
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