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46-meter Feadship Joins Growing Yacht Charter Fleet in the Maldives

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Photograph of motoryacht JANA, from the waterline, up to the bow. She is solid white. She is at anchor. She is facing the right side of the photo.

JANA – Feadship motoryacht

MOTORYACHT JANA

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. 

 

AVAILABLE FOR CHRISTMAS CHARTER

Expected to arrive in mid December, the classic 46-meter Feadship yacht charter vessel is currently available for a Christmas reservation. 

 

YACHT CHARTER – DESTINATION MALDIVES

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 YACHTS FOR CHARTER IN MALDIVES

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.

 

JANA AT FORMULA 1 RACE

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. 

 

 

JANA SHEEDER COMMENTS

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

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.

BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

For more information about yacht charters in the Maldives, contact us at 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Luxury Lurssen Yacht Headed for Charter

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Profile photograph of superyacht ACE underway. She is headed toward the right side of the photograph.

Lurssen Yacht ACE

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.

Aerial photograph of swimming pool and helipad of superyacht ACE.  The yacht is heading toward the top of the photograph. There are mountains in the distance. The water is deep blue. The pool has a water feature creating a fountain at the front (bottom of picture) of the pool

Lurssen yacht ACE swimming pool and helipad

This is the unanswered, million-dollar question.  Will motor yacht ACE enter the luxury yacht charter market in 2012?

Stay tuned…

 

HOW TO PLAN YOUR YACHT CHARTER VACATION

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 STARFor more information about the “Lure of Lürssen,” contact the SailAway megayacht experts here.

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New Tax on Luxury Charteryachts in Italy

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Aerial photograph of a big white boat at anchor in Amalfi. There are colorful homes dotting the mountainside in the background. The yacht is pointing toward the right side of the picture.

Superyacht in Amalfi

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:

  • 5 Euro per day for vessels from 10.01 to 12 meters
  • 8 Euro per day for vessels from 12.01 to 14 meters
  • 10 Euro per day for vessels from 14.01 to 17 meters
  • 30 Euro per day for vessels from 17.01 to 24 meters
  • 90 Euro per day for vessels from 24.01 to 34 meters
  • 207 Euro per day for vessels from 34.01 to 44 meters
  • 372 Euro per day for vessels from 44.01 to 54 meters
  • 521 Euro per day for vessels from 54.1 to 64 meters
  • 703 Euro per day for vessels over 64 meters   

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%.

 

Photograph of yacht, Arkley, underway. It is headed toward the upper left side of the photo. There are dark colored mountains in the background.

Superyacht ARKLEY

 

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…

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

To learn how you can reduce or even eliminate taxes associated with yachting vacations, contact SailAway at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ today.

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Superyacht save: Crew of Yacht Ice Rescue 9

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Aerial photograph of motoryacht ICE.  She is headed toward the lower right side of the picture.  She has a dark hull and a white superstructure

Lurssen yacht charter boat ICE

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.

Superyacht ICE picked up the dive boat’s distress signal, calculated to where the divers would have drifted, and located all 8 divers and the boat’s operator alive in the water. 
Built by Lürssen in Germany in 2005, the 90 meter motor yacht ICE (launched as motor yacht AIR) offers accommodations for 14 guests, and features a crew compliment of 27.   While not currently available for hire, many other yachts by the fabled German builder are in service as Lürssen yacht charter vessels, including 2009, 60 meter motor yacht ARKLEY and 2010, 60 meter motor yacht SOLEMATES.

RENT A LARGE YACHT

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Yacht Charter | German Builder Holds Record for World’s Largest Yachts

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A quick look at the top ten world’s largest yachts puts to bed any doubt which shipyard can lay claim to the most superyachts on the seas. 
Of the ten largest yachts in service today, Germany’s Lürssen Yachts has built 5 of them, including 3 of the top 5.
With the recent launch of the world’s largest yacht, motor yacht AZZAM, Lürssen also lays claim to the top spot.  Lürssen Yachts launched the 180 meter yacht AZZAM in early 2013, wrestling the top spot away from the Roman Abramovich owned motor yacht ECLIPSE, a 162.50 meter Blohm & Voss GmbH vessel launched in 2010.
Aerial photo of AZZAM, the largest yacht in the world, Lurssen

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.

The company lends its name to some of the charter industry’s largest yachts, including:
Motor yacht TV  (ex motor yacht MAD SUMMER ex GEKKE ZOMMER)
208ft yacht POLAR STAR
2009-built yacht ARKLEY
60 meter yacht SOLEMATES

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