It’s hard to believe the 2012 London Olympic Games are less than one year from now. As the games draws closer, it’s expected more than a dozen luxury mega yacht charter vessels will be available for hire along the fabled Thames river.
One of the first yachts to commit to the London games is the 75 meter motor yacht LEANDER. The massive superyacht will be available from the evening of the 27th July.
Yacht Leander features accommodations for twelve guests in a choice of ten luxurious staterooms, including two master suites on the main deck. In addition, up to four staff members (nannies, bodyguards, etc.) can also be accommodated in certain circumstances. White glove service is provided by the yacht’s highly-trained crew of 25, headed by Captain Julian Cope.
In addition to a choice of roomy saloons and spacious deck areas, an assortment of amenities are available including a fully-equipped gym and swimming pool with counter current and Jacuzzi-style jets. Launched in 2003, yacht Leander G is constantly maintained to the highest standards and her equipment is regularly updated.
Leander’s weekly rate during the London Olympics will be € 455,000 plus all expenses.
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!
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).
APOGEE is a stunning 62 meter Italian built and designed motor yacht. She is ready to jump-start the 2011 Mediterranean yacht charter season with an exciting new rate!
Her rate for luxury vacation in the summer is $460,000 per week. Now thorough April 15, 2011, save $65,000 by reserving her for the rate of $395,000 per week.
ABOUT THE YACHT
APOGEE is a Italian-crafted Codecasa yacht. For instance, she boasts a classically rich mahogany interior. She has four large luxurious decks for interior and outdoor pleasure.
A superyacht by any definition, this Italian masterpiece is impressively grand at over 62 meters in length and 11 meters in beam. Accordingly, she offers a vast array of amenities and entertaining areas through out and an elevator connects the levels. With her size she also offers superior cruising and comfort as well as stability when anchored with her zero speed stabilizers. The megayacht has a magnificent sun deck where there is an air-conditioned gymnasium. A highly-trained, professional captain and crew of 16 will create the ultimate yacht charter vacation aboard the finest super yacht built by Codecasa.
Apogee’s classic interior of dark mahogany and exotic marbles offset by sumptuous pale soft furnishings convey a sophisticated style, yet the yacht has the sea going capabilities of a world cruiser.
Motor yacht APOGEE is in super condition and has a highly professional, top notch crew, led by Captain John Fleckenstein.
This special offer is the best deal in the Mediterranean right now on any 60 meter vessel.
Motor yacht JO, the 164-foot Benetti yacht charter vessel has announced plans to spend the winter season in the Caribbean.
Voted “Best Family Charter Yacht 2011“ by Superyacht World magazine, the 2004 Benetti motoryacht JOoffers accommodations for 12 guests in 6 staterooms.
Captain Ian Robertson reflects on what makes this yacht unique in the industry – the combination of a tranquil environment with modern amenities.
“There is an atmosphere that radiates calmness, and you feel it from the moment you step aboard,” says Robertson. “The yacht as a whole is meticulously maintained, participating in two yard (maintenance) periods per year. Our owner understands the importance of updating tenders, watersports equipment, and the onboard entertainment equipment on a regular basis.”
“There are plenty of watertoys both for children and adults,” says Jana Sheeder, President of SailAway Yacht Charters and 1-800 Yacht Charters. “The 12 crew members onboard motor yacht JO are among the best family-friendly crewmembers in the industry.”
Foodies will appreciate the talents of chef David Beltran, as he cooks with both passion and flare. His signature dish is “Veal Zurich.” At mealtime, Beltran orates his menus to the guests, not in any traditional format, but in rhyming couplets – often interjecting a few words in Italian, Spanish, German, and French!
Similar yachts available for hire in the Caribbean include 50 meter motor yacht WHEELS, 58 meter yacht SKYFALL, and 45 meter motor yacht ILLUSION.
Rates for motor yacht JO range from $175,000 per week for non-premium periods to $225,000 per week for year-end holidays. Running expenses are extra.
Launched in July, the latest creation by the craftsmen at Feadship Royal Dutch Shipyards, superyacht JOY was built for a young American owner from New York. Amazingly, it is not only the first yacht he has ever built – it is the first yacht he has ever owned.
Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters, commented on how the owner’s lack of involvement in the yachting industry led to the creation of a unique vessel, unlike any other yacht in the 70 meter range: “You take an ambitious, youthful person, who has no pre-conceived bias as to what is expected when you design and build a superyacht, and you open the door to a fresh perspective on how a yacht can reflect the owner’s vision of what The Superyacht Experience can be.”
At the commencement of the project, the owner’s brief was simple and clear, and brimming with the optimism of youth: “Create something totally different to every other yacht.”
Recognizing the need to bring a fresh approach to the entire project, Feadship reached out to designers never before retained. For the avant-garde exterior, they turned to the design studio of Bannenberg & Rowell. Interior architecture was assigned to Studio Indigo. Visually, superyacht JOY looks like no other. The wide walkways and flow between the interior and exterior spaces are without precedent on superyachts of this size. Dickie Bannenberg commented, “You will see there are a lot of sculpted and rather complex surfaces that give the design a very unique look.”
Of course, crafting the fascinating concave shapes in the yacht’s superstructure presented challenges to the builder. At the launch ceremony, Feadship director Jan-Bart Verkuy said, “(motor yacht ) JOY was an incredibly complicated boat to build with so many shapes and lines. We are very grateful to the fairing gods at Feadship and all the other craftsmen who have showcased their skills on such a unique boat.”
The proud new owner was equally pleased by the results of the challenging build. “Studio Indigo has worked amazingly hard to produce such a gorgeous design with an incredible focus on detail. I’m also delighted with Bannenberg & Rowell’s sleek and progressive profile that reflects my desire to go forward into the future.”
With a yacht name reflecting the owner’s joyous enthusiasm for life and the opportunities for self-growth and exploration that only time aboard a yacht can bring, the owner reflected on a recent visit he made to New York’s Central Park. “When I saw the statue of Columbus it reminded me of how much joy this explorer felt when he first saw land. Today is my moment of joy as something I have long dreamt about has come to light. I’m incredibly happy and sincerely grateful to Feadship and all the other team members who made this happen.”
For her part, Sheeder is thrilled to have the opportunity to promote this yacht to her clients seeking wellness yacht charters. “The mix of spa-like amenities is amazing, from the Jacuzzi sun deck, to the massage room, to the ocean-level beach club. Where else can you exercise in a gym with panoramic views of the sea, and then rest and reflect in a minimalist interior with textures and colors designed to invoke feelings of tranquility and wellness?”
“In a sea of cookie-cutter designed boats, this is a transcendent yacht that will quickly set a new standard in the charter market.”
Destinations of yacht charters is a popular and often requested topic.
Our professionals at 1-800 Yacht Charters reviewed 2010’s “hot spots” and checked with various mega yacht owners with yachts in transit to enticing locations around the globe.
The team compiled a list of the top 4 desirable yacht charter destinations for 2011 and the ultimate yachts to rent for the experience. Yesterday, we shared 2 of the 4 top destinations for 2011 with our readers:
2. Australia and New Zealand, onboard super yacht GALAXY.
DESTINATION – BAHAMAS
Today, we present the other two hot spots for the new year!
3. It’s Better in the Bahamas, on BIG ZIP.
Don’t have time to travel half around the world for a luxury mega yacht charter? No worries! The Bahamas offers pristine water and uncrowded beaches, and they are located just an hour away from South Florida.
ABOUT BIG ZIP
There are over 700 islands in the Bahamas. Trinity yacht BIG ZIP is the ideal platform for a week of discovery and exploration there. The vessel features 5 staterooms for a perfect superyacht experience in exclusive surroundings. The yacht’s interior was designed by Evan Marshall. The yacht’s watertoys include a 32 foot Intrepid towed tender, a 21 foot Novurania RIB tender, a 3-person waverunner, and snorkel gear and towable toys. Pricing begins at $190,000 per week.
The 789-mile coast of Croatia is indented with countless coves and inlets, creating one of the finest places to sail on earth. The most famous cruising grounds are in the Dalmatian Islands, which stretch from Dubrovnik northwest to Zadar. Sail boat charters can unveil the charming anchorages, ancient villages, and translucent waters of the islands.
DESTINATION – CROATIA
The sail yacht KOKOMO will spend the summer cruising the coast of Croatia. This sailboat is sleek and elegant, with superlative sailing characteristics without compromise for comfort. Flexible accommodation arrangements allow for up to 12 guests in five staterooms, all with ensuite bathrooms. Her prices begin at € 230,000 per week.
Charters offer the exclusivity of yacht ownership, without its costs and responsibility.
There are more yachts available for hire than ever before, and great deals abound – from discounted prices to extra free days.
Take advantage of one of these great destinations and offers:
Bahamas 140′ motor yacht NEVER ENOUGH(12 passengers) – save over $42,000 and enjoy 10 days for the price of 7. Available all spring. $100,000 per week, plus expenses.
147′ motor vessel ARIA(32 passengers) – $10,000 savings on all 2011 charters. Embark on the voyage of a lifetime, sailing the Earth’s mightiest river – the Amazon. Reduced rate is $161,280 per week, plus some expenses.
98′ motor yacht SALU(8 passengers) – Save 21% for charters in May, June, and September 2011. Was €70,000 per week, plus expenses – now €55,000 per week, plus expenses.
1-800 Yacht Charters offers discounts on CATAMARANS! Now through June 30, take 5% off ANY crewed catamaran charters. Any boat…any dates.
65′ catamaran WORLDS END(2011 model; 10 passengers) – €23,400 per week, plus expenses.
62′ catamaran IN THE WIND(2011 model; 8 passengers) – $27,000 per week, plus expenses.
There are MANY more yacht charter specials available at destinations around the globe. Contact your 1-800 Yacht Charters specialists HERE with your desired dates and destination to check for last minute savings. We’ve got you covered!
The owner of a 116′ Bahamas yacht charters motoryacht wants to encourage you to experience true serenity this Thanksgiving, and is offering an incentive sweeter than pumpkin pie.
Lazzara motor yacht SERENITY is offering a choice of TWO fall specials to coincide with the Thanksgiving holidays:
Book a 7-day luxury yacht charter vacation beginning November 28th or 29th, and get 1 DAY FREE (a savings of over 15%)
Book a 3-day vacation beginning November 28th or 29th and pay $22,000 (save $7,000) But wait…there’s more!
based in South Florida. The round-trip fuel cost for yachts to be “delivered” to the Bahamas for a charter averages between $3000 and $5000.
Book a Thanksgiving charter on Lazzara 116 yacht Serenity and the owner will WAIVE the delivery fee!
SERENITY is the newest and largest yacht built by Lazzara to date. She features an open flybridge arrangement with an integrated hard top offering plenty of shade, tables for dining al fresco, and a large Jacuzzi for plenty of relaxation. Her interior is comprised of a light pecan finish, comfortable modern furniture and there is a beautiful wood floor throughout the salon.
The 116′ yacht accommodates up to ten guests in a five stateroom layout and has the option to convert one of her staterooms from a queen to twin arrangement. The open and inviting galley features a skylight allowing warm natural light to shine on the large settee.
Chair lift on handicapped-accessible yacht
SHE HAS A CHAIR LIFT FOR GUESTS!
The other custom feature of this yacht is her chair lift that assists guests with difficulties in getting from the main salon deck to the stateroom level.
All of these assets, combined with a friendly, outgoing and adventurous charter crew, make SERENITY the perfect choice for a Thanksgiving yachting holiday.
A well known owner of a Mediterranean yacht charter vessel charges nearly €100,000 per week to rent his yacht, but it is his day job that brings him vast sums of money.
Actor Johnny Depp, owner of the 156′ motor yacht VAJOLIROJA, opens up about his staggering paychecks in the November issue of Vanity Fair magazine.
“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 has shot to the top of the list of Hollywood’s highest paid actors, thanks to the stellar success of Disney‘s Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise. While Depp is mum on the size of his Pirates “ransom,” a recent report puts his total take in the $300 million range, due to a gross-profit-sharing deal brokered with Disney. To date, the four-film franchise has tallied $3.7 billion in worldwide receipts, and Depp is slated to star in a 5th installment.
Johnny Depp yacht, ValJoLiRoJa
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.
Are you a Trinity, Benetti, or Feadship enthusiast? How about Abeking & Rasmussen? FLIBS 2009 cites a record number of luxury yacht charter superyachts attending. FLIBS stands for Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show.
Andrew Doole of Show Management reports that this year’s FLIBS Golden Anniversary attracts an amazing 149 superyachts over 30m to be displayed. Thousands of people attend the show, and the internet buzzes with uploaded photos of one gorgeous yacht after another.
WHAT IS A SUPERYACHT?
The standard definition of a superyacht is a luxury yacht over 24 meters long. The FLIBS show attendance increases from 149 to 209 yachts to celebrate the anniversary.
WHICH SPECIFIC YACHTS WILL ATTEND THE SHOW?
Among many others, the list is headed by Feadship’s mighty 65m TRIDENT. Another is the 62m FORTUNATO. Finally, Trinity’s 54m KATHERINE and Heesen’s 50m MAN OF STEEL are also in attendance.
There is a Prime Time preview on Thursday, October 29th from 10 am EST to 7 pm EST, and the show is open to the general public at the same times from Friday, October 30th to Sunday, November 1st. The show closes at 5 pm EST on Monday, November 2nd, with all superyachts bidding farewell with the blowing of their horns. It reverberates in the air!
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