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130 Foot Luxury Yacht Charter Vessel Offers Bahamas Special

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Profile photograph of Westport brand yacht, Mary Alice II. She is a solid white motoryacht. She is facing the right side of the photo.

Bahamas Yacht Charter Boat – Mary Alice II

MARY ALICE II SPECIAL

The owner of the 130′ Westport motor yacht MARY ALICE II has announced a special rate. This is for Bahama yacht charters this winter!

The special is offered for now through April 30. Book a regular 7-night charter for $100,000 per week ($120,000 per week for 2011 year-end holidays).  Motor yacht MARY ALICE II welcomes you!  Receive an additional 3 nights for free!

 

 

ADDITIONAL SAVINGS

As if that weren’t generous enough!  There is an addition to the special rate of 10 nights for price of 7.   Her owner will waive all delivery fees to move the yacht from South Florida to the Bahamas. This is a savings of approximately $4000.

ALSO!  The yacht has hard-to-come-by dockage at the famous Atlantis resort and marina in Nassau (Paradise Island), for the year-end holidays!!

Photograph of motoryacht Checkmate heading towards Atlantis in the Bahamas. The yacht is on the right side of the photo. All that you see is the black hull of the yacht and white superstructure. The yacht is facing approximately 11 o'clock in the photo, if the photo were the face of a clock. Atlantis, the resort, is at the top left corner of the photograph.

Atlantis, Bahamas – Superyacht Checkmate

 

INTERIOR FEATURES AND ACCOMMODATIONS

The immaculately-kept 130′ Westport yacht MARY ALICE II boasts brand new interior soft goods and AV equipment.  She accommodates 10/12 guests in 5 staterooms and will allow 2 more children to sleep on air mattresses in sky lounge.

 

CABINS

Her ondeck Master suite has opening windows for fresh air, and blackout blinds for total privacy. Four guest cabins are located belowdeck and feature King beds, two of which can convert to twins.

 

 

SKYLOUNGE AND WATERTOYS

Other amenities include a skylounge with satellite TV and an 8-person hydrotherapy hot tub.  Active guest will enjoy two waverunners, kayaks, underwater Seabobs, and a high performance 34′ Regulator-brand towed tender.

 

 

CREW

Captain Kelly Esser and his crew of 5 look forward to treating their guests to the time of their lives in the Bahamas or Florida!

CHARTER A YACHT IN THE CARIBBEAN

For further information about chartering in the Bahamas, contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters destination specialists at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Close To Home – Cruising the Bahamas for Easter

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Catamaran at anchor in front of an island in the Bahamas. Gorgeous photo has turquoise water in ocean

FAMILY VACATION

The memories from a family yacht vacation last a lifetime.  But how long does it take to get to our favorite cruising destinations?

 

EASTER AND SPRING BREAK

Whether flying commercial or private, it can be tedius.  It can be a long, sometimes grueling endeavor to get to the Caribbean, for instance, if you are going for Easter or Spring break.    

CLOSE TO HOME

Is there an alternative closer to home – a destination that offers warm waters, plenty of sunshine, and a chance to reconnect with family and friends, away from the crowded tourist traps?  The answer is, “Yes” and it’s less than an hour away from mainland USA – it’s the Bahamas.

In the time that it take for commuters in Miami to drive to their jobs in Fort Lauderdale, you can catch a flight from South Florida to this tropical paradise.   
 

THE BAHAMAS

The 16 major islands that make up the Bahamas are an exquisite mix of breathtaking natural beauty.  Blinding white sand beaches curl around the edges of almost every island, and the shallow waters reflect a turquoise hue found in few places around the world.
 

VIRGIN ISLANDS

Unlike the crowded anchorages visited in the Caribbean’s Virgin Islands, you can cruise for days in the Bahamas, without seeing more than a handful of people.  Many of the islands are sparsely populated, while the only inhabitants on some islands are large iguanas and friendly wild pigs that will swim out to your boat to beg for treats!

GOOMBAY AND BAHAMIAN LIFESTYLE

If you do come across the human residents, you will encounter genial, native Bahamians, known for their laid-back attitude, along with the vibrant Goombay/Calypso island culture.  Life is a celebration to these warm people, and hardly a week goes by without a parade or festival, celebrating their English colonial heritage and deep religious traditions.The recreational opportunities are endless as the Bahamas are a true sportsman’s paradise.  Outdoor activities include championship golf and tennis on the larger islands,  while the smaller Keys feature long stretches of  beaches, alluring underwater caves for diving, and coves where you can freely swim among dolphins and scores of fish.
 
A tropical paradise, close to home – what more could you ask for this Spring?

AVAILABLE YACHTS

During April and May, 1-800 Yacht Charters has over a dozen yachts in position for Bahama yacht charters, both large like 157′  yacht SCOTT FREE suitable for 12 guests, to smaller vessels like the 85′ yacht ANDIAMO with room for 4 to 6 passengers.

Best of all, there are plenty of EASTER specials available for last-minute getaways.
 

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

Are you ready to book your Bahamas yacht charter family vacation? Contact your 1-800 Yacht Charters destination experts at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ 

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Deep Discount for Bahama Crewed Catamaran

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Sparrow photograph. Picture of back of catamaran named Sparrow.  Picture taken at sunset, and the boat name is lit up in blue lights. It is a logo.  The name sparrow has a bird flying off of it.

 

THE VACATION

Tourism ads claim, “It’s Better in the Bahamas.”  The crew and owner of Sunreef 62 sail catamaran SPARROW believe it is true.  They are ready to have you join them there!

THE DISCOUNT

To increase interest in Bahama yacht charters, catamaran SPARROW is offering a $2000 discount.  This fare is off of regular rates for any charters in March, 2011 in the Bahamas.

In addition to this, the team at 1-800 Yacht Charters is offering an additional $2000 discount for any charters on Sunreef 62 catamaran SPARROW in the Bahamas in March.

This brings the  total savings to $4000 .  This equates to a discount of nearly 18% off of catamaran Sparrow’s regular rate of $23,000 per week!

 

THE RATE DETAILS

Rates in the Bahamas are all-inclusive except for special requests, for instance, wines, champagne, special alcoholic drinks, excessive alcohol consumption.  In addition to this are air fares, transfers airport/yacht/airport, dockage fees if any, use of communications onboard, and crew gratuity. These things are what you expect on any vacation.

Included in your charter price is fuel for 4 hours of engine operations.

Discounted charters must take place in March, 2011 and must be for a minimum of 7 nights.

 

THE BAHAMAS

Just 50 miles from Florida, the Bahamas form an archipelago that extends over 500 miles of the warmest and clearest water in the world.

map of florida and the bahamas and cuba. Satellite image with labels.

 

The Bahamas offers some of the most gorgeous and sheltered yachting grounds in the world. Islands and cays are interspersed among brilliant white beaches and coves.  Within sight, the Bahamas chain includes Eleuthra, the Abacos, Exuma, Nassau, the Berry Islands, Paradise Island, Grand Bahama, Cat Island, and all of the Bahamian Cays.

 

THE CATAMARAN

Sunreef 62 SPARROW offers a unique experience to her guests. Charterers indulge in the elegance of a yacht and savor the adventures of sailing.  This sailing yacht comfortably accommodates up to 8 adult guests. All 4 staterooms feature ensuite bathrooms.

 

HOW TO BOOK A SAILBOAT CHARTER

In conclusion, take advantage of this $4000 discount and come find out for yourself if it truly is Better in the Bahamas!  Click https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ to reserve your adventure onboard catamaran SPARROW now.

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Destination Caribbean: Where is Grand Bahama?

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Photograph of underwater reef with colorful orange and black fish swimming over it
GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND

Recently, a customer asked, “Where is St Thomas?”  We answered the question in our blog, entitled, “Destination Caribbean:  Where is St. Thomas?.”  Here, we identify the location of another popular destination.  We introduce one of the most family-friendly islands in the Bahamas, GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND.  

 

WHERE IS IT LOCATED?

Grand Bahama Island is located in the Caribbean, in the Atlantic Ocean. It is about 190 miles west of Nassau and 55 miles from South Florida. It is also due east of Fort Lauderdale and northeast of Cuba. Atlas and map users users will find the island at coordinates 26°39?N 78°19?W. 

 

map of florida and the bahamas and cuba. Satellite image with labels.

EST AND DST

Grand Bahama is the fifth largest island in the Bahamas island chain. The chain has approximately 700 islands and more than 2,000 cays.  It is in the Eastern Standard Time zone (EST). Daylight Savings Time (DST) is observed in the summer months from March to November.  This is when the time is pushed forward by 1 hour to Eastern Daylight-savings Time (EDT). It shifts back by 1 hour after the summer, and returns to EST.

 

WHICH AIRPORT TO FLY INTO?

By air, the island’s international airport, Grand Bahama International Airport (GBIA), is 35 minutes from Miami.  It is 3 hours from New York.  It is also 7 hours from Los Angeles.  Finally, it is 9 hours across the pond, from London.

 

LURE OF THE ISLAND

The charms of the island attract visitors from around the world. Many of these visitors arrive on the largest yacht charter vessels. Deep surrounding waters and bordering shallow reefs teeming with tropical fish are an irresistible magnet. It keeps boaters coming back year after year. The islands premier marina is the full-service 115-slip Port Lucaya Marina

 

WHAT DOES IT HAVE TO OFFER?

Grand Bahama features lots of excitement.  For instance, miles of beautiful beaches, nature preserves, resort hotels, a major casino, nighttime entertainment, an animal shelter full of the Bahamas’ own breed of dog available for adoption (the potcake).  It also features warm, tropical, emerald-green seas, and tons of watersports activities. 

 

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS

A NEAT FACT:  When Christopher Columbus visited the island in 1492, he called it Gran Bajamar – ‘Great Shallows,‘ from which the name Grand Bahama was derived;  however, the name of the island’s capital city, Freeport / Lucaya, is probably better known to the world today than the name of the island, itself.  

 

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

Come explore the Bahamas on some of the newest yachts available for charter HERE

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Discounts Galore on Luxury Yacht Charter Vacations

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Photo of girls lying on the back of a motoryacht. They are raising peace signs in the air.What are you planning for your next vacation?

A survey by USA Today found most people rank spending time with friends and family at the top of their wish list, followed by the urge to see new places, and the desire to kick back and relax.

There’s a great vacation option that gives you the chance to do all these things – a crewed luxury mega yacht charter.

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.

Amazon River
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.

Mediterranean
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.

Caribbean
1-800 Yacht Charters offers discounts on CATAMARANSNow through June 30, take 5% off ANY crewed catamaran charters.  Any boat…any dates.

Suggested boats:

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.

50′ catamaran NUTMEG (2008 model; 8 passengers) – $13,000 per week, ALL-INCLUSIVE.

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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!

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Experience Serenity this Thanksgiving in the Bahamas

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Photograph of white Lazzara motoryacht SERENITY underway. She is headed toward the center of the right side of the photo.

Motoryacht SERENITY

BAHAMAS YACHT CHARTER HOLIDAY

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. 

MOTORYACHT SERENITY

Lazzara motor yacht SERENITY is offering a choice of TWO fall specials to coincide with the Thanksgiving holidays:

 

SPECIAL RATES

Book a 7-day luxury yacht charter vacation beginning November 28th or 29th, and get 1 DAY FREE (a savings of  over 15%)

or…

Book a 3-day vacation beginning November 28th or 29th and pay $22,000 (save $7,000
But wait…there’s more!

 

DELIVERY FEE?

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!

 

YACHT DETAILS

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.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

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.

Photograph of the handicapped-accessible chairlift on motoryacht SERENITY.

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.

 

RENT A THANKSGIVING YACHT CHARTER

To take advantage of this offer, the charter contract must be signed by November 10, 2011.  Please contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ for further details.

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Family Finds Serenity on Bahamas Yacht Charter

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Aerial photograph of motoryacht underway. She is headed toward lower left side of photo.

Yacht charter on motoryacht SERENITY

 

CLIENT LETTER

 

“Dear Captain Scott,

I wanted to thank you and your crew for the wonderful charter we had on board motor yacht Serenity.  The yacht is of course absolutely beautiful, the food was spectacular but the service is what impressed us most.

We were so very thrilled with the level of attention your crew gave to us and our guests. To travel with children from the ages of 10 to 21 and find activities that everyone enjoys is certainly difficult, but you and your crew managed it effortlessly. The kids are still raving about the trip and are anxious to do it again.

Please thank your crew for making this one of our most memorable vacations. You will be our first call when we’re ready to book our next charter.

Sincerely,

SS”

 

 

YACHT DETAILS

Editor’s note: Launched in 2008, Lazzara motor yacht SERENITY offers accommodations for 10 guests in 5 cabins with ensuite bathrooms. Onboard amenities include a 27 foot Intrepid tender, two waverunners, two SeaBob underwater scooters, and paddleboards, fishing and snorkel gear, and a water trampoline.

 

CHARTER RATE

Available for Florida yacht charters as well as vacations in the Bahamas, her published rate is $53,000 per week, plus expenses.

 

SPECIAL PRICING

A FALL SPECIAL is available for the Thanksgiving holiday: Book a 7-day vacation starting Nov 28 or 29, and get 1 extra day free (a savings of over 15%) … or book a 3-day trip beginning Nov 28 or 29 and pay $22,000 (save $7,000). PLUS all delivery fees waived!

 

BAHAMAS YACHTS FOR CHARTER

Other yachts available in the Bahamas include the 85′ motor yacht SEAS THE MOMENT priced at $37,500 per week plus expenses, the 100′ motor yacht PICNIC ($39,500 per week, plus expenses), and the 80′ Lazzara motor yacht LA DOLCE VITA ($27,500 per week, plus expenses).

 

YACHT RENTALS IN THE BAHAMAS

For more information about any of these yachts or yacht charter cruises in the Bahamas, contact the SailAway and 1-800 Yacht Charters yacht charter desk at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Family Fun: A Bahamas Vacation at 15% off

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Photograph of motoryacht Eagle's Nest underway. She is a solid white motoryacht with multiple windows. She is headed toward the right side of the photo.

IT’S BETTER IN THE BAHAMAS

They say, It’s Better in the Bahamas, and MCP motor yacht Eagle’s Nest hopes to prove that saying true. 
 

CHARTERYACHT EAGLE’S NEST

Effectively immediately, the 98′ Bahama yacht charters vessel has a reduced weekly high season rate, from $45,000/wk to $38,000/wk – a savings of over 15%. Rates are plus running expenses (food, bar, fuel, etc.). 
 

WHY GO TO THE BAHAMAS?

Sure, a Mediterranean yacht charter vacation is fun, but what if you’re looking to stay closer to home this summer?   The Bahamas  are less than 50 miles away from Florida.  In the time it takes to commute to work, you and your family can be in the sun-drenched islands, far from the overcrowded anchorages of the Mediterranean. 
 

ACCOMMODATIONS

Built in 2007, motor yacht Eagle’s Nest can accommodate 6 to 10 guests in 4 cabins, making her ideal for a family vacation.

Her master stateroom, located on the main deck, features a walkaround queen bed, satellite TV, and ensuite bath. Below deck, two guest staterooms offer walkaround queen beds, while a third cabin features twin beds plus two built-in bunks – a perfect room for 4 children.

STATEROOM FEATURES

Each stateroom has many features. For example, a Crestron audio entertainment system with surround sound, reading lights next to the beds, complete blackout blinds, hairdryers, and port holes allowing plenty of natural light.

 

EXTERIOR

Of course, motor yacht charters in the Bahamas are all about the sun and the sea, and yacht Eagle’s Nest is the perfect platform to explore the islands.  Her semi-shaded aft deck is ideal for al fresco dining with seating for 8-10 guests, as well as access to the cockpit, forward, and large swim platform, aft.  Moving up a level, the bridge deck is also semi-shaded and features a large Jacuzzi tub with sun pads, plus a barbeque BBQ and ice maker.  
 

TOP DECK

Need even more space to worship the sun?  A third top deck, the sun deck, offers semi-shade, an al fresco dining table, cushioned seating areas, and a wet bar.
 

WATERSPORTS TOYS

For active guests, Eagles Nest carries an assortment of aquasports equipment – from snorkeling gear to fishing poles and scuba gear (for certified divers only).

 

HOW TO BOOK A BAHAMAS YACHT CHARTER


Take advantage of this great deal HERE …and learn more about other special rates on summer yachting vacations, contact
  our destination specialists today!

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Hargrave Yacht SEAFARER Joins Bahamas Yacht Charter Market

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There are many production 100-foot motoryachts in the Bahamas yacht charters market, but owners Dr. and Mrs. Emmons of luxury charter yacht SEAFARER didn’t want a cookie-cutter boat, particularly one costing $6 million. They wanted something that they could personalize to reflect their taste, their love of literature and the arts.

As a result, you will see throughout the boat bookcases built specifically for the Emmons, and nooks created especially to fit their fine collection of marine artwork.

Seafarer yacht

Luxury charter yacht SEAFARER motor yacht is a 30-meter megayacht available for a Bahamas yacht charter vacation. Yacht SEAFARER has accommodations for eight (8) guests in four (4) cabins. This new mega yacht was built by superyacht builder Hargrave and was launched in 2008.

Bahama yacht charters are all about outdoor adventure in the sun, so a large inventory of waytertoys are important. This mega yacht charter vessel carries a 15′ widebody Nautica tender with 90hp Yamaha engine, two 2-person kayaks, snorkel gear, towable toys and tubes such as Boogie Boards, plus beach toys such as volley ball, Frisbees, and 4 bicycles.

Click to view luxury motor yacht SEAFARER’s online brochure.

You, your family, and friends can enjoy a week-long odyssey in the Bahamas onboard this yacht for only $42,500 for 8 guests. Running expenses (items such as food, fuel, and dockage) are extra. For more information, contact Jana Sheeder, CEO of 1-800-YACHTCHARTERS at jsheeder@1800sailaway.com.

1-800-YACHTCHARTERS – providers of the Newest and Largest Yachts in the World’s Best Destinations.

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How to choose a sunscreen to bring on your yacht charter vacation

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SUN PROTECTION NEEDED

Your summer plans involve a week-long luxury yacht charter in the Bahamas. You have fair skin that burns easily, and you want to make sure to bring the right skincare product to protect you from the sun on your yacht charter vacation.

 

WHAT KIND OF SUNSCREEN TO USE

Important terms to consider are SPF, UVA, UVB, waterproof, and water resistant.

 

WHAT IS SPF?

SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor.  The higher the number, the more protection you are offered from the sun’s harmful UVB rays.  The SPF number shown on the bottle is equal to the amount of time you can stay in the sun without burning.  If a sunscreen is SPF 30, you can stay in the sun 30 times longer without burning than you could if you weren’t wearing any.  This is particularly helpful for Bahamas yacht charters, where you are enjoying the beach and the water sports toys, and you don’t realize that you are burning.

 

SPF 30 or 50?

SPF sunscreen ratings go above 50.  The difference between an SPF 30 and an SPF 50 is only 1 to 2%, so save your money and don’t purchase the highest SPF you can find. Just be diligent about making sure that you’re always wearing your SPF 30 on your Bahama yacht charters.

Photograph of a mother applying sunscreen to her little boy

UVA and UVB?

Do the UVA and UVB ratings on the sunscreen matter?  YES!

UVA rays are primarily responsible for the aging effects of the sun on your skin (UVA rays break down the collagen in your skin, which causes wrinkles), and UVA rays can cause skin cancer.

UVB rays, on the other hand, are responsible for sunburns and skin cancer.

Always choose a sunscreen product that has both UVA/UVB protection or is a “broad spectrum” protectant.

WATER RESISTANCE A MUST ON A YACHT

Since you’ll be jet skiing, water skiing, snorkeling, and likely spending a lot of time in the water on your Caribbean yacht charter, make sure to select a sunscreen that is either waterproof or water resistant.  Waterproof sunscreens provide longer protection in the water than do their water resistant counterparts.

Bottom line – choose at least an SPF 30 sunscreen that is waterproof or water resistant and provides protection from both UVA and UVB rays, and you’ll be all set for your superyacht vacation!

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