After this weekend’s 2011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Feadship motor yacht JANA will hoist her anchor and reposition for the winter season in the Maldives.
Expected to arrive in mid December, the classic 46-meter Feadship yacht charter vessel is currently available for a Christmas reservation.
Motoryacht JANA will remain in the Maldives through mid April and joins a growing list of yachts for hire in this Indian Ocean paradise.
Other megayachts committed to the winter season in the Maldives include the 64 meter Benetti motoryacht SILVER ANGEL, sail yacht PERLA DEL MARE, the 60 meter motor yacht ARKLEY, and the 150 foot motoryacht MOECCA.
Serving as a privately-chartered spectator yacht at this year’s Formula 1 race in Abu Dhabi, Feadship yacht JANA will complete one more charter in Abu Dhabi in November before embarking for the Indian Ocean.
The prospect of offering alternative destinations for winter charters is exciting for JANA Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters. “Our team is committed to expanding the destination options available to our clients,” says Sheeder. “A winter holiday in the warm waters of the Maldives is an excellent alternative to the traditional Caribbean yacht charter vacation.”
The Maldives offer visitors the chance to enjoy crystal clear water and sugar white, sandy beaches. Located in the Indian Ocean, the Republic of Maldives is an island nation formed by a double-wrapped chain of twenty-six (26) atolls. The winter water temperature is amazingly warm, about 31 degrees celsius (87 degrees fahrenheit), and the opportunities for snorkeling and watersports seem endless. There are hundreds of reefs, many in the shallow waters of enclosed lagoons.
“We hope to add even more megayachts to the growing list available this winter in the Maldives.”
For years, the name Lürssen has been synonymous with some of the most luxurious, and certainly the largest yachts available for charter. Mammoth-sized vessels such as the 70 meter motor yacht MARTHA ANN and the 60 meter motor yacht HUNTRESS (x-SOLEMATES) are testaments to the 130 yr old German shipbuilder’s dedication to craftsmanship and timeless elegance.
The latest launch by the acclaimed builder is no exception. Lurssen motor yacht ACE has the distinction of being the first superyacht to splash down in 2012. She measures 87 meters, and left the company’s shipyard in Rendsburg on January 9th. Motor yacht ACE is designed by Andrew Winch Design. Her exterior is both unique and instantly recognizable.
This is the unanswered, million-dollar question. Will motor yacht ACE enter the luxury yacht charter market in 2012?
Lürssen yachts currently available for charter include the aforementioned M/Y MARTHA ANN and motoryacht SOLEMATES as well as the 60 meter motor yacht ARKLEY and the 63 meter motor yacht POLAR STAR. For more information about the “Lure of Lürssen,” contact the SailAway megayacht experts here.
A new Italian yacht tax will assess a fee for each day a yacht is in service in Italian waters.
Signed into law on December 22, 2011, the new tax will go into effect on May 1, 2012.
The new tax as outlined in the decree is as follows:
The new law lists several exceptions:
First, vessels in dry dock or hauled out of the water are exempt from the daily fee.
Second, for vessels older than 5, 10 or 15 years, the tax is reduced by 15%, 30% and 45% respectively.
Third, all fees for sailing yachts are reduced by 50%.
Thus, if you reserve the 60 meter Lursen yacht charter motor yacht ARKLEY for a week, you will incur a fee of € 3,647. Conversely, if you select a sail yacht for your holiday, such as 57 meter Royal Huisman’s sailing yacht TWIZZLE, you’ll pay € 1,824.
Yacht charter maven Jana Sheeder believes a review of the new law is needed before it goes into effect.
“We fully support the efforts of the Italian government to bolster their sagging economy,” says Sheeder. “What we have not seen, however, is a detailed analysis of the economic impact that the new tax will have on the Mediterranean yacht charter industry, and the impact on ancillary industries which support yachting such as marinas, fuel brokers, repair specialists, provisioning companies, and travel and tourism offices.”
Continue to monitor this blog for additional details as they unfold…
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According to local reports in Mexico, the crew of the 90 meter Lürssen motor yacht, ICE, assisted in a rescue operation off the coast of Cozumel in mid-February.Apparently a local dive boat was enroute with divers on board to a dive site in Playa Del Carmen known for attracting bull sharks. After taking on water in rough seas, the vessel sank, leaving all hands in the water, adrift for approximately 4 hours.
Founded by Friedrich Lurssen in 1875, Fr. Lürssen Werft GmbH & Co. remains a family-run yard, now in its fourth generation of private ownership. With headquarters in Bremen-Vegesack, Lurssen Yachts is renown for building some of the world’s finest luxury yachts between 33 and 200 metres, and can also lay claim to building the world’s first motor yacht in 1886. Lürssen operates 5 yards in northern Germany and employs more than 1000 craftsmen and 200 engineers.
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