Another superyacht owner has announced intentions to relocate his yacht to the Caribbean for the upcoming winter/spring season.
The 82.4 meter (270’35”) Abeking and Rasmussen motoryacht RoMEA is scheduled to arrive in the Caribbean in early December, in time to participate in the winter 2016/spring 2017 St. Martin yacht charter season.
Built in 2015, the yacht spent her first year in charter service in the Mediterranean, and now joins a growing list of superyachts relocating to the Caribbean in December, including the 58 meter Benetti yacht ILLUSION V.
Currently ranked 84th on the list of the world’s largest yachts, yacht RoMEA offers accommodations for 12 charter guests in six staterooms.
Part of a growing fleet of wellness yacht charter vessels that are best described as, “floating spas,” her onboard amenities include massage services, indoor and outdoor cinemas, and a beach club with steam room. Guests are encouraged to also use the yacht’s extensive watersports inventory including underwater sleds, windsurfers, stand up paddleboards, scuba gear (for certified divers), kayaks, and water skis.
The published charter rate for ROMEA is €875,000 per week, plus running expenses.
The hottest trend in yachting will continue this summer, as motor yacht LEGEND joins a growing fleet of luxury yacht charter vessels forgoing the Mediterranean for extreme Arctic and Northern Europe adventures.
On the heels of a winter expedition to Antarctica, the 77 meter Icon yacht LEGEND will relocate to northern Europe for the summer, with a spring pitstop in the frozen tundra of Greenland. Charters have already been secured by action-seeking travelers in both May and June.
READY FOR ADVENTURE?
Activities offered aboard this yacht charter boat include whale watching, heliskiing (heli-skiing), and rides via dog sleds and snow scooters…
With the advent of ultra-luxury expedition yachts entering the charter market, the decades-old adventure travel movement has finally reached the luxury sector of the market. Once the realm of budget-conscious travelers, willingly “roughing it” in hostels and tents, expedition yachts allow affluent charterers the opportunity to experience an adventure travel vacation without compromising creature comforts.
The growing list of yachts offering activity-oriented charters in the Arctic and northern Europe include 229 foot superyacht SHERAKHAN, 205 foot Icon yacht BATON ROUGE (in Norway in June), and 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:
Commercially certified helipad
Snow scooters (snowmobiles)
Aft-deck heated pool
26 guests in 13 staterooms
Yes, indeed –this luxury yacht charter vessel is packed full of features. From the helicopter to the 3-person submarine, this yacht allows her guest to explore this cold-weather destinations from entirely new angles. Relaxation can be found watching movies in the cinema, getting a massage in the Balinese-themed spa below deck, enjoying cocktails on deck in the ultra-heated Jacuzzi, or just cuddling up by the fireplace with a good book. More action can be found in the gymnasium, or exploring on the snow scooters, or just coming face to face with the wildlife on land. Perfect photo opportunities for a memorable vacation of a lifetime.
A big “plus” of many expedition yachts is the ability to accommodate large families and groups of friends. Whereas most luxury charter yachts are capped at a maximum headcount of 12 passengers, yachts like LEGEND and SHERAKHAN can both legally and comfortably accommodate 26 guests.
22nd December to 6th January 2019 / King George Island to King George Island (Antarctica)
6th to 13th January 2019 / King George Island to King George Island (Antarctica)
11th to 18th May 2019 / Ilulissat to Ilulissat (Greenland)
8th to 15th June 2019 / Kangerlussuaq to Ilulissat (Greenland)
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
460,000€ per week – 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. A crew gratuity is optional and at the charter’s discretion.
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!
2015 started out with a forecast of ten brand new superyachts scheduled for completion this year, all of which when launched would be ranked in the, “Top 100 of the World’s Largest Yachts.”
With the year quickly drawing to a close, it turns out 8 of the 10 were completed and launched on schedule – a testament to their builder’s ability to deliver a yacht on schedule (although only the builder and owner know for sure if the yacht was also delivered, “on budget”).
Here are the 8 newest entries to the list of the 2015 world’s largest yachts, along with their position in the top 100:
19 GOLDEN ODYSSEY 123.20m (404’2”) Lurssen
33 ULYSSES 107m (351’) Klevin
37 SYMPHONY 101.50m (333’) Feadship
49 ROYAL ROMANCE 92.50m (303’5”) Feadship
54 ORCHID 91m (298’6”) Lurssen
74 AQUIJO 85.90m (281’9”) Oceanco
85 SAVANNAH 83.50m (273’11”) Feadship
93 ROMEA 81.80m (268’4”) Abeking & Rasmussen
Dutch über-builder Feadship leads the way with three top 100 megayachts, with Germany’s Lurssen Yachts delivering two, including the largest newest yacht launched in 2015 – the 123 meter motor yacht GOLDEN ODYSSEY.
Private yacht charter clients might be disappointed that only one of these new yachts is immediately slated to enter the yacht rental market – the Abeking & Rasmussen yacht ROMEA. Based in the Med, The Monaco yacht charter vessel has set her 2015 inaugural season rental rate at Euro 875,000 per week [plus running expenses, of course!].
Feadship and Lurssen enthusiasts don’t despair – these builders have plenty of behemoth yachts available for hire, including the 85.10 meter Lurssen yacht SOLANDGE, and the 81 meter Feadship yacht AIR.
Check back with us in late January, as we plan to release the list of the 2016 forecast of the newest yachts scheduled to join the top 100 world’s largest yachts!
Currently, motor yacht AZZAM is the largest yacht in the world at 180 meters. Can you tell us which fabled shipyard built superyacht AZZAM?
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The summer is heating up and so are the special discounted rates available throughout the 1-800 Yacht Charters global charter fleet.
Whatever your destination and desire – from spending sunny days exploring St. Tropez and the French Riviera; enjoying lobster bakes in traditional New England fashion; or enjoying water sports in the beautiful Bahamas, it’s not too late to book your dream holiday!
MONACO Yacht Charter
The Western Mediterranean is renowned as a summer playground for yacht enthusiasts, and the heart of the Côte d’Azur remains the tiny principality of Monaco. From here, famous ports like Portofino, Cannes, and St Tropez are within a few hours by yacht. From its Michelin-star restaurants, hot clubs, and haute couture to the natural beauty of stunning coastlines and pristine beaches, the Western Mediterranean offers so much to explore.
Book the 197-foot (60.05 meter) Abeking & Rasmussen motor yacht DREAM in the months of August and September and receive a 10% rate reduction for charters of two weeks or more (her August rate is €350,000 per week and the September rate is €330,000 per week). DREAM is available in both East and West Med. This chic and stylish superyacht offers a Zen-like atmosphere and a variety of tenders and water toys for guests to enjoy. [maximum 12 guests]
If sailing is your thing, the 185-foot (56.4 meter) Alloy Yachts luxury sail yacht MONDANGO 3 is offering exceptional pricing throughout the summer in both the Eastern and Western Med. Reserve one week and receive a rate of €190,400 (a 15% discount on the charter rate); sail for two weeks and you’ll get a whopping 20%. Better yet –make this the sailing odyssey of a lifetime and book for three weeks for an incredible 25% discount! [max 10 guests]
Other Western Mediterranean Yacht Charter Specials:
157-foot (48 meter) CRN motor yacht KANALOA for €125,000 per week during the month of June. Regular rate: €140,000 per week. Yacht KANALOA was fully-refit in 2015, she is in exceptional condition, and she boasts a young, motivated crew. [max 11 guests]
The 139-foot (43 meter) CRN luxury motor yacht HANA is discounted to €120,000 per week in June (regular rate €135,000 per week). Yacht HANA offers spacious decks, including a sundeck with Jacuzzi spa, plasma screen TV, barbecue, and more [maximum 11 guests].
GREEK Yacht Charter
The turquoise waters of the Adriatic are the perfect backdrop for a private yacht charter holiday in the Eastern Mediterranean. From the stunning scenery of Montenegro to the vibrant culture of Greece, you’ll be spoiled for choices when deciding on an itinerary.
Score a 15% discount on the impressive 139-foot (42.6 meter) CRN Ancona motor yacht EMOTION. Available in the Adriatic, EMOTION is well-suited for any type of guest. She features a variety of water toys, including Seabobs, wave runners, a jet board, and so many more. She is offering a special rate of €112,000 per week for the remainder of June. [maximum 11 guests]
Explore the ancient wonders of Greece onboard the 163-foot (49.9m) Benetti luxury yacht ALEXANDRA at the special price of €150,000 per week for the month of June (regular rate €161,000 per week). This stylish motor yacht has a variety of impressive amenities and accommodations. [maximum 12 guests]
The Adriatic can be your playground this June if you book a week on board the 147-foot (45 meter) Viudes Yachts motor yacht PRIDE at the special rate of €130,000 per week (regular rate €160,000 per week). Launched in 2013, PRIDE offers impressive interior volume and vast decks for alfresco living.
NEW ENGLAND Yacht Charter
Living in North America and thinking about staying a bit closer to home this summer? We’ve got you covered! Warm, salty breezes and beautiful sunny days are on the agenda during your New England summer escape. Cruise from the bustling metropolis of Boston, to the luxury haven of the Hamptons, to the natural sanctuary of Maine. For a more traditional itinerary, kick off your adventure in Newport, Rhode Island and explore Martha’s Vineyard and the tiny fishing villages near Nantucket and Cape Cod.
The 157-foot (47.8 meter) luxury motor yacht COCKTAILS is available for $150,000 per week all summer (regular rate $185,000 per week). Built by Trinity Yachts, yacht COCKTAILS features an array of impressive amenities, including a nine-foot projection screen for al fresco movie nights, a karaoke machine in the skylounge, and a variety of water toys. Her exceptional crew is ready to deliver a memorable New England adventure for you and your family. [maximum 11 guests]
Another Trinity Yacht offering a great summer rate is the fast and fun 161-foot (49.07 meter) super yacht ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM. She’s priced at an introductory charter rate of $165,000 per week (regular rate after the summer will be $180,000 per week). Captain Mike Finnegan and his professional crew provide you with five-star service as you cruise the beautiful coastline of New England and enjoy all it has to offer. [maximum 10 guests]
The 150-foot (45.72m) Delta luxury superyacht KATYA is offering a discounted rate of $150,000 per week throughout the summer (regular rate $170,000 per week). Enjoy the cool breezes of the New England coast make good use of her expansive sundeck, featuring Jacuzzi tub and barbecue. An impressive onboard toy chest includes two tenders and a variety of water sports equipment. [maximum 12 guests]
BAHAMAS Yacht Charter
OK, you want to stay close to the USA, but you want to feel the vibe of an island escape. For you, the best destination is the Bahamas – home to beautiful islands, atolls and cays, and some of the clearest ocean waters on earth. Less than 1 hour by plane from South Florida, the islands of the Bahamas are not only easily accessible, but they also offer a unique and laid back island vibe, perfectly suited for a summer holiday.
If you hurry and book by July 31, you can experience the Bahamas onboard the 164-foot (49.99 meter) Trinity superyacht AMARULA SUN and save 15% (regular rate $230,000 per week, now on special for $195,000 per week). This impressive superyacht offers five-star service and deluxe amenities – including a large swim platform, a sundeck with open-air Jacuzzi, a baby grand concert piano, and a cozy fireplace in the skylounge.
Looking for a more intimate yacht? Book a week in the Bahamas onboard the 123-foot (37.49 meter) motor yacht TEMPTATION and enjoy a special rate of $60,000 per week through August 31 (regular rate $70,000 per week). Built by Palmer Johnson in 2005 and refit in 2015, she offers a fully-stocked toy chest, including 36-foot center console Yellowfin tender, a 15-foot wide-body Novurania RIB, two deluxe wave runners, paddleboards, wakeboard, water skis for children, and many more toys.