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56 meter Yacht Panthalassa Nominated for Award

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PANTHALASSA GETS NOMINATED

The buzz continues to build around the nominees for the 2011 World Superyacht Awards.   It is an annual ceremony that fêtes many of the Newest and Largest Yachts.  It is hosted by the editors of Boat International Media.  The awards finally honor the finest new vessels delivered to their owners in the past twelve months.
 

WORLD SUPERYACHT AWARDS

Above all, it is considered the “Oscars” of the megayacht industry.   The ceremony scheduled for May 7, 2011 will be attended by an elite guest list of  owners from around the globe and the most influential players in the business of boats.

 

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PANTHALASSA

It sometimes seems sail boat charters take a back seat to their motor yacht rivals.  Consequently, a privileged few will be fortunate enough to experience sail yacht PANTHALASSA under sail.

 

HER NOMINATION

The 56 meter megayacht is nominated for Best Sailing Yacht in 45 meter and up category.

 

ABOUT PANTHALASSA

The vessel presents a fusion of contemporary living and the finest nautical heritage. Her interior is luxurious and features a rich contemporary decor.  She is delightful to the eye and soothing to the soul. Sail mega yacht PANTHALASSA reflects an outstanding creative synthesis between Perini Navi and Foster & Partners. 


INTERIOR DETAILS

Natural daylight suffuses the interior of the superyacht.  She has unique skylights that channel light from the sundeck and oversized portholes. The clean lines and uncluttered style of her interior offer contemporary living. Central to the luxury yacht charter vessel is a flowing stairwell.  It is wrapped in a translucent acrylic enclosure that alloows light into the main saloon.

 

AMBIANCE

A tactile and warm ambiance is created through the use of warm, natural organic tones and the combination of teak flooring with saddle leather wall paneling and granite surfaces.  Flexible multifunctional spaces offer a host of well conceived opportunities for social interaction or intimate gatherings. the dining table can become a coffee table. Nearby, the library is positioned with views over open water for a feeling of deep relaxation and enhancing contemplation. The boardroom with its video conferencing facilities is also a perfect dining area and the sweeping sofa in the saloon becomes a bar.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

The ability to conduct business while onboard makes this superyacht the perfect special event charter vessel, and an ideal candidate for MIPIM, the Cannes Film Festival, and finally, the Monaco Grand Prix.  Electric glazed screens allow the entire main saloon , dining area, and wheelhouse to be divided or unified into a one large living space.

 

HOW TO BOOK A SAILBOAT YACHT CHARTER

Contact our vacation specialists at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ to reserve sail yacht PANTHALASSA or any other in our inventory.

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72M Yacht AXIOMA Slashes Rates For Select Caribbean & Monaco Yacht Charter Dates

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It’s hard to imagine any superyacht owner who is more passionate about the business of private luxury yacht charters than the owner of superyacht AXIOMA.

Never content to sit back and quietly wait for inquiries, the owner of this award-winning yacht often contacts us with special promotional offers to entice affluent travelers to enjoy the superyacht experience first-hand.

On the heels of the recent special year-end holiday prices, the owner has asked us to slash rates by 43% for select dates in May and September.

Technically, the offer is 7 nights for the price of 4 – which equates to a 43% discount on the published rates.

Motoryacht AXIOMA will remain available in the Caribbean through the month of May;  thus, anyone interested in a week-long St Barts yacht charter vacation, for example, has the opportunity to pay for just 4 nights, yet enjoy the yacht and the destination for 7 nights.

Can’t get away in May?  Prefer to spend your vacation in the Mediterranean this summer?  No Problem!!  You can enjoy the same great deal on select dates in September.  That’s right – come enjoy the Monaco yacht charter experience for 7 nights for the price of 4.

Motoryacht AXIOMA is normally priced at €490,000 per week in May, and €595,000 per week in September.  By taking advantage of this special, you’ll pay €280,000 per week in May or €340,000 per week in September – a savings of 43%.

Regular visitors to our website and blog are familiar with the pedigree of yacht AXIOMA.  She’s the 2014 World Superyacht Award winner for Design Excellence.

One of the world’s largest rent-a-yacht vessels in the market, guests will relax within the spacious confines of six decks, and 30,000 square meters of space.

KEY FEATURES

  • Stunning Alberto Pinto beach house-style interior
  • Unique Double-level main salon with an open mezzanine
  • Impressive Infinity swimming pool on the main deck
  • Wellness yacht charter theme with fully equipped gym, massage room and steam room
  • This yacht is ideal for 5 to 6 couples, with accommodations for a maximum 12 guests.

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Take advantage of this deeply discounted offer now.  Text AXIOMA 43% to 305-720-7245 for more details, or email info@1800yachtcharters.com

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90M motoryacht NERO and other luxury yacht charter vessels lauded for green practices

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THE AWARD

The Charter Yacht Brokers Association (CYBA) has announced the 2017 winners of the “Going Green To Save The Blue” campaign, and the crew onboard superyacht NERO have been recognized in the “Designer Water” contest.  The contest recognizes the crews of private luxury yacht charter vessels for their “yacht-made” water, as an effort to reduce the use of disposable plastic water bottles on yachts.

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THE MESSAGE

Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters, and a CYBA member, explains the program – and the urgency of the underlying message

“The campaign is designed to encourage yacht owners and crews to reduce, and eventually forego, the use of plastic water bottles by both the crews and the onboard luxury yacht charter guests.  The goal is to raise awareness as to the massive volume of water bottles that are consumed during charters, and the impact disposable plastic has in our landfills and more importantly, our oceans.”

 

THE WINNERS

The “Designer Water” contest is held annually at the opening of the Caribbean yacht charter winter/spring season.  The season, which has just concluded for 2017, saw more than one dozen private yacht charter vessels and their crews showcase their “flavored” waters, all generated from onboard watermakers that convert seawater into clean, safe drinking water.

This year’s winners are:

  • 111 foot sailing yacht REE – for Hibiscus Martini Water
  • 183 foot sailing yacht ROSEHEARTY – for Moranga-infused Detoxifying Water
  • 265 foot mega yacht NERO – for Coriander and Passionfruit Water

 

THE PROGRAM

Now in its fifth year, the CYBA “Going Green To Save The Blue” campaign has a dual-fold strategy.  By encouraging yacht owners and crews to offer eco-friendly options, private yacht charter guests can participate in this sustainable initiative.  Hopefully, the guests return home with a clearer understanding of the impact of plastic pollution, as well as how they can incorporate simple changes in their daily lives that can make a difference in safeguarding our environment for future generations.

“The ‘Going Green’ campaign highlights the numerous opportunities and options available to our private yacht charter clients, yacht owners, and crews – from avoiding plastic water bottles, to using green cleaning products, reef-friendly sunscreens, and solar panels for energy,” says Sheeder. “We congratulate motor yacht NERO and her owner and crew and all of the other Caribbean yacht charter teams for their commitment to the long-term health of our oceans and the marine environment.”

 

If you’re considering a private yacht charter vacation, turn to 1-800 Yacht Charters, the company with the industry-leading Best Price Guarantee, and a fleet of Eco-friendly yachts around the world. Call us toll-free in North America at +1.800.922.4824 or local and international at +1.305.253.7245 to plan your yachting vacation. 

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And the Winner is…. Young Superyacht Designer Toasted

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At the recent ShowBoats Design Awards gala, the winner of the annual Young Designer of the Year Award was announced in front of an international audience of yacht owners and leading luxury yacht charter designers.

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Michael Givens was declared the 2011 winner, taking home €5,000 in prize money, and topping a competition that drew 30 entries from 20 countries.

Additionally, the winner and the top five finalists are presented with a host of unique opportunities aimed at advancing their design careers, including complimentary access to the two-day Superyacht Design Symposium and an all-expenses paid trip to see the design and construction of Lürssen yacht charter vessels under construction at the builders shipyards in Bremen and Rendsburg, Germany.

The competition hosted by ShowBoats Media, is a worldwide initiative to uncover the yachting industry’s up-and-coming creative talents.

Contestants submitted design portfolios and were judged by an elite panel of internationally known yacht designers including Andrew Winch, Dickie Bannenberg & Rob Humphreys.

“Being called on stage to accept the Young Designer of the Year Award was the most exciting moment of my life,” beamed Givens.  “It is truly astonishing to be starting out in this industry and have had the opportunity to attend such a prestigious event. The award, along with the entire experience, will be cherished.”

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Charter an award winning yacht like sail yacht TWIZZLE
, or motor yacht EXUMAContact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ to charter your own private luxury yacht today. 

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British Designers Fashion Yachts

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BACKGROUND OF INTERIOR DESIGN

It’s been said the goal of interior design is to produce a harmonious whole.  This unit involves the architecture, function, and visual aspects of the interior that are unified. They are also pleasing to mind and body, and they are appropriate to the activities to be pursued there.  In the superyacht industry, the creative team at Redman Whiteley Dixon has hit this goal time and time again. 

REDMAN WHITELEY DIXON

Started in 1993, the UK-based designers first worked on sailing yacht interiors.  More naval architects and yacht owners took notice; therefore, the company was able to expand its portfolio to include motor yachts.

Some of the world’s most prestigious, newest and largest yachts now display interiors designed by Redman Whiteley Dixon (RWD). 

 

RWD-DESIGNED YACHTS

Of particular note are several luxury mega yacht charter vessels launched in the past 2 years, such as 62 meter BATON ROUGE, 62 meter ICON, 60 metre ANDREAS L, and 57 meter TWIZZLE.  With this in mind, one vessel in the 1-800 Yacht Charters fleet, is 58 meter KOKOMO.  She was recently selected as the 2010 Best Sailing Yacht over 40 meters by the International Superyacht Society.

 

REDMAN STYLE

Consequently, the studio is proud of its “open door, open plan” style.  Designers work in a relaxed yet focused environment. It is also unrestricted by a single, set house style.  Redman Whiteley Dixon handles all aspects of interior and exterior yacht design. Their expertise spans 10 meter tenders to 160 meter superyachts.

 

HOW TO RENT A YACHT?

Rent a private yacht with a luxurious, inspirational Redman Whiteley Dixon interior at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Competition Announced for Best Superyacht Crew

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While there are numerous awards for megayacht designers and builders of the largest luxury yacht charter vessels, the crews of these floating works were often overlooked – until now.

A new competition has been organized by yacht management company, Krystal Yachts, and the search is on for the world’s best yacht crewmembers. 

Supercrew 2012 is designed to allow superyacht captains to recognize outstanding members in their employ.  Presented quarterly, and based on the exclusive nominations of captains, the award goes to the individual that best demonstrates the qualities of ability, attitude and going the extra mile.

Photograph of logo for Krystal Yachts Supercrew Awards 2012

Each quarter a panel of judges will determine the winner.  The winner will receive an engraved iPad and be included on the guest lists of all future Krystal Yachts events.

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The competition is open to professional crew members who work on any luxury yacht.

Nominations for Supercrew 2012 open in January, 2012.

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Come experience the service of a highly-trained, professional crew on your own yachting holiday.  Contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters specialists at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ 
for further vacation details.

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Designer of Mega Yacht Charter Vessels Launches Child Cancer Fund

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Ed Dubois, daughter Minna, and wife, Honor, and Dubois Child Cancer Fund DCCF

 
Normally, you associate the name, “Ed Dubois” with the launching of a luxury mega yacht charter vessel. This month, Dubois, one of the world’s leading yacht designers, launched his greatest project to date – a cancer fund for children.
 
The Dubois Child Cancer Fund (DCCF) has been has been created in conjunction with Sparks, a charity formed by European sports superstars to funds medical research into childhood diseases.

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We first profiled Dubois in May when a handful of the designers yachts swept the World Superyacht Awards.   Some of the world’s largest yachts, especially luxury sailing charter vessels like TWIZZLEKOKOMO, and  RED DRAGON trace their pedigree to the studio of Dubois Naval Architects Ltd.


The aim of the DCCF is to increase the survival rate for infants and young children with neuroblastoma.  Researchers are optimistic this goal can be reached, and site as proof the survival rate for childhood leukemia, which has increased over the last twenty years from 10% to 90% due to increased funding.  For Ed and his wife, Honor, the mission to find a cure for childhood cancer hits close to home.  “Most people who organize charitable donations have a good reason to do so,” explains Ed Dubois.  “In our case, our second daughter, Minna, was diagnosed with the rare form of childhood cancer – neuroblastoma – in July 2005. Her chances of survival, statistically, were about 40%.
 
Six years after her initial diagnosis, doctors report Minna is doing well, as her chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments have been effective.

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All funds raised will go directly to Sparks, for specific projects in the area of childhood cancer research agreed by Ed and Honor Dubois.

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Make your donation:

To pledge a donation and for further information about the Dubois Child Cancer Fund (DCCF), please contact us HERE, and we will direct you to the proper people. Thank you for #makingadifference with us.

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Head East – Luxury Yacht Charter Vessels To Be Feted in Istanbul

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The ancient city of Istanbul will play host to the seventh annual World Superyacht Awards
at the luxurious Ciragan Palace Kempinski on 5 May, 2012.

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Combining a glittering awards ceremony with a gala dinner/dance, the Awards , often dubbed the “Oscars” of the superyacht industry, will be attended by an elite guest list of megayacht owners from around the globe.

Logo for The World Superyacht Awards

While the nominations include private yachts as well as charter vessels, it’s the newest and largest yachts for hire that seem to steal the show each year.  Some of the winners at the six annual installment in London, May 7, 2011 include:


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BEST DISPLACEMENT MOTOR YACHT – 1,300 GT to 2,999 GT
Winner: SYCARA V

BEST DISPLACEMENT MOTOR YACHT – 500 GT to 1,299 GT
Winner: MARY-JEAN II

BEST DISPLACEMENT MOTOR YACHT under 500 GT
Winner: EXUMA 

Judges’ Commendation: BIG FISH  


THREE DECK SEMI-DISPLACEMENT OR PLANING MOTOR YACHT
Winner: CALLIOPE 


MOTOR YACHT OF THE YEAR
Joint Winners: Eclipse and EXUMA 


BEST SAILING YACHT – 45 meters and up
Winner: Zefira
Judges’ Special Award: ATLANTIC

Judges’ Special Award: KOKOMO

Judges’ Commendation: TWIZZLE 


BEST SAILING YACHT – 30 meters to 44.99 meters
Winner: IMAGINE 


Straddling the Bosphorus Strait separating Europe and Asia, Istanbul embodies the best of both cultures. The city has been the capital of three empires, each leaving a heritage of amazing architecture and monuments.

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Once an Ottoman palace, the Çiragan alace Kempinski Istanbul is located on the European shores of the Bosphorus with spectacular views over the strait. A 5-star resort, it is a registered member of The Leading Hotels of the World. Its 313 luxurious rooms include 20 suites in the hotel and 11 suites in the historical palace.

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To attend the superyacht awards ceremony, contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters special events department at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Ibiza Yacht Charter – Unbelievable 30% Discount

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If saving 30% on a Balearic Island superyacht experience sounds too good to pass up, it probably is!

Award-nominated Sunseeker 131 motor yacht THUMPER is running an exceptional 30% discount for charters taking place as of the 7th of September to the 27th of September, 2016 in the Balearics, starting from Ibiza.   She offers accommodations for 10 guests in 5 staterooms.

The tourists have all gone home, but the weather is still warm and sunny in Spain.  Save over €46,000 Euros.

…and YES – superyacht Thumper IS the motoryacht in the 2016 film, “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie,” featuring Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, Jane Horrocks, June Whitfield, Mo Gaffney, Christopher Ryan, Stella McCartney, Kate Moss, Jerry Hall, Bruno Tonioli, Jon Hamm, Perez Hilton, Joan Collins, and others.

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Chic beach clubs, iconic sunsets, fabulous Mediterranean food and stunning scenery await you in Ibiza, Palma, and Mallorca.

Super yacht THUMPER is a magnificent combination of performance and custom design with a cool & relaxing interior. Sumptuous textures, stylish art features and a clever layout including side balconies, create spacious living areas. Her vast sundeck with Jacuzzi, sun loungers and seating areas is the perfect place for relaxation and entertaining. When not enjoying the exquisite cuisine and service onboard, guests will be kept active by her plethora of watersports toys.

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Highlights:

  • Spanish Charter license
  • Chic Hamptons beach design
  • Side balconies maximizing sense of space
  • Ingenious layout to optimize service and guest comfort
  • Plethora of water toys to entertain kids of all ages
  • 2015 World Super Yacht Awards finalist

Yacht charter THUMPER superyacht rental

For further information about yacht charter vessel Thumper, contact Jim in the yacht charter department at jaraiza@1800yachtcharters.com

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Island Escape –  Feadship Yacht Charter Vessel Commits to Caribbean for Winter 2015

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After extended summer use by her owner, Feadship yacht HURRICANE RUN has committed to the upcoming winter 2015 Caribbean charter season.

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As of the date of this post, the yacht’s calendar is wide open for bookings in St. Martin, St Barts, and the Virgin Islands.  For year-end reservations over the Christmas or New Year’s holidays, the yacht requires a minimum 10-night reservation.  Charters of 5 nights or longer will be accepted for all other open dates.

Her weekly rental rate is $350,000 for the holidays, and $295,000 for all other winter dates.  Rates are plus all running expenses – items such as food, fuel, dockage, etc.

Built in 2009, Feadship yacht HURRICANE RUN was the recipient of the 2010 world Superyacht Award for “Best Interior Layout and Best Interior.”  Her bright, contemporary interior was designed by the famous Terence Disdale.

Onboard amenities include:

  • Excellent sundeck layout
  • Large swim platform
  • Enormous saloon
  • Mini gymnasium which can be converted into a guest cabin for a nanny or security staff
  • Zero-speed stabilization for comfort while at anchor
  • Fast, reliable WIFI internet
  • Full-beam master suite with private study

Her crew received an excellent testimonial from a charterer last December:

“It is not possible to have another New Year celebration experience like we had on Hurricane Run! No words can describe the Hurricane Run crew. Our children, grandchildren, nanny and I have made lifetime friends with each one. We can never thank you enough for such a special week!”

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Contact us right away to reserve Hurricane Run for your next family vacation in paradise.

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