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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 Checkmate in One Move…Rent This Luxury Yacht Charter Vessel

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A brand new Benetti yacht charter vessel has entered the market, ready to checkmate the competition.
The stunning, brand new 145’ Benetti Vision motor yacht CHECKMATE has been delivered to her proud owner, in time to capture the late summer season in the Med.  Accommodations are offered for 10/12 guests in 5 staterooms.
luxury yacht charter benetti 145 CHECKMATE superyacht newest yachts sleek sexy corporate special events monaco mediterraneanLike a wide angle camera lens, the on-deck Master Suite of Benetti yacht CHECKMATE offers 180 degree panoramic views, bathed in natural light.  In fact, all guest accommodations feature massive windows to enjoy the beautiful scenery while underway or at anchor.
The yacht’s elegant interior was designed by Italy’s Francois Zuretti and is best described as “contemporary chic.” The décor blends Cherry and Burr-Madrona woods with beautiful Italian marble throughout. 

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Per Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters

Our yacht charter fleet heartily welcomes superyacht CHECKMATE as a beautiful addition for discriminating clientele. 


No watertoys are stored on the massive Sun Deck, which makes this a great area for sun worshippers.  The nearby bridge deck Skylounge boasts one of the most impressive features –  aft doors that recess to create an incredible 270 degree al fresco dining experience! 

The inaugural rental rate for the summer 2012 season is $145,000 – not only a good value, but a rarity in the Med, where most yachts are priced in Euros….===============

For more information about motor yacht CHECKMATE, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters today.

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It’s A Grand ILLUSION V: Benetti Yacht Charter Vessel Relocates To Caribbean For Winter  

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The owner of motor yacht ILLUSION V has announced the repositioning of his 58m Benetti to the Caribbean and the Bahamas for winter 2016, and spring 2017.

illusion v benetti yacht charter vessel

 

 

Elegant, contemporary and offering unparalleled luxury, Benetti  ILLUSION V yacht is a masterpiece from celebrated design duo Green and Mingarelli. She has an abundance of dining, entertainment and relaxation areas, a full bar and beach area on her lower deck, and a toy garage bursting with the latest toys including a Jetovator, flyboard and Inflatable slide.

Built in 2014, she features accommodations for up to 12 guests in 6 staterooms.

Key FEATURES and AMENITIES:

  • The perfect sundeck layout with large Jacuzzi, sunpads, shaded dining, full bar and BBQ
  • Several dining options indoors and al fresco
  • 6 full bars on 4 decks
  • Luxurious beach club set-up
  • Cinema and media room on the bridge deck (converts into 7th stateroom)
  • Impressive inventory of watersports equipment and recreational gear
  • A blazing-quick 31’ tender
  • Wine cellar & humidor

Rates for Caribbean yacht charter start at $350,000 per week (higher for holiday dates).

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To check available dates for superyacht ILLUSION V, contact yacht charter specialist 1-800 Yacht Charters team member, Jim at 305-720-7245, 24 hours, or fill in our convenient online inquiry form at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now/

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Motor Yacht TAIL LIGHTS & Crew Impress Multi-Repeat Luxury Yacht Charter Family

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After some shipyard time in Georgia, the popular and highly successful charter yacht TAIL LIGHTS headed to the Bahamas in charter ready and Bristol condition.  The 116ft Azimut yacht TAIL LIGHTS looked amazing and had lots of new toys and goods onboard to start her first charter in Nassau on November 21st.

Yacht Tail Lights running next to her tender - aerial view

 

A recent charter guest took the time to share her thoughts about her family’s superyacht experience onboard Azimut yacht TAIL LIGHTS.  What lends credence to her comments is the fact she has chartered three times prior.  In her own words,

 

“We just got off the boat this morning. This was my fourth trip on a (luxury yacht) charter vessel and found it to be at least equal to but in many ways better than the previous trips I had taken. Captain Steve Kemp was awesome. He was extremely organized and looked after every detail of the trip. When we needed to adjust he was quick to respond and very accommodating. The crew was fantastic and also very accommodating. The girls were all Johnny-on-the-spot with food, drinks, and any other need we had. The staterooms were always looked after and kept pristine during our trip. Very pleasant personalities and fun to talk to. Jeff made sure the boat and tender were operating perfectly and was also very accommodating when we wanted to tour the engine room. The boat itself was appointed very nicely and it was obvious that she had been upgraded recently. It looked brand new. I would highly recommend (yacht) Tail Lights and its crew, particularly Steve the captain. I certainly would look into chartering her again.”

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Built in 2011, the yacht underwent an extensive $1.5M refit in 2016.  Here’s a list of the improvements made:

  • Full paint job: Two tone dark and light gray in Stoppani Metallic acrylic paint
  • Interior wood and floor refinishing
  • All new exterior and interior soft goods e.g. upholstery, cushions, decorative throw pillows, bed covers, linens, towels, etc.
  • All new serviceware e.g. china, crystal, silver ware, table settings
  • New Murray teak deck chairs on Fly bridge and Aft Deck
  • New Westminster sun lounge beds on Fly bridge
  • All varnished tables refinished
  • Teak cap railing refinished
  • Teak decks all sanded and sealed
  • New ice makers
  • Appliances:  New washer/dryer and refrigeration/freezer in the garage area
  • New Atlas power conversion system
  • 32′ Scout towed tender painted same color to match the yacht

 

The yacht accommodates up to 10 guests in 5 staterooms — 8 beds – 2 doubles, 2 twins, and 1 convertible configured as 2 Pullmen, 1 King, 2 Queens, 1 Double, and 4 Singles.

 

Watertoys include:

  • 32′ Scout towed tender w/ twin 350 Yamaha engines. Fully rigged and walk-in bathroom in console.
  • 2-person Yamaha jet ski 1800cc
  • New water skis
  • 2 Bote Inflatable Paddle boards
  • 2 person ski tube
  • Knee board
  • Wake board
  • High quality fishing gear (bottom and trolling), plus 1 electric reel for deep dropping 1200 feet
  • 2 Spear fishing poles
  • 6 sets of snorkel gear (Getting 6 more sets)
  • Large 8×10 beach sun tent with six beach chairs (Getting 6 more)
  • Beach umbrella and folding table for beach picnics
  • 2 Floating lounge mats and noodles
  • Largo floating island
  • 2 NEW Yamaha Sea Scooters

 

Rates for TAIL LIGHTS are from $75,000 per week, plus all running expenses and any applicable taxes.

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For more information, or to secure yacht TAIL LIGHTS for your Superyacht Experience on your preferred dates, VISIT https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/explore-our-yachts/tail-lights/book-now/

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New Superyacht Toy Not For Faint Of Heart | Luxury Yacht

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Just in time for the winter rental season, Trinity yacht charter vessel Motoryacht CARPE DIEM has added a new toy to her watersport equipment list – a Jetovator.”

Be warned – this toy is for designed strictly for adrenaline junkies!

The Jetovator is a water sports accessory that extends the ability of an existing personal watercraft (PWC). It redirects the water thrust from the propulsion unit of a waverunner or jetski along a forty foot hose to the Jetovator body. This water thrust is then used to propel and elevate the Jetovator up into the air…or down into the water!
person in air on jetovator watersports toy

The rider can also redirect the water thrust of the two front nozzles in order to maneuver the Jetovator in all directions (read between the lines – spin wildly in the air).The Jetovator can go vertical straight up to a dizzying 20-25 feet at speeds of up to 25 mph. For a wetter experience, you can take a nose-dive and actually cruise underwater (to approximately 4-5 feet deep).

A stalwart in the Bahamas yacht charter marketplace, the 191 foot Trinity motor yacht CARPE DIEM already hosts an extensive array of watertoys before adding the Jetovator to her inventory.  Other onboard recreational gear includes:
  • 7 meter Novurania Chase tender with 260 hp engine
  • 6.7 meter Nautica Landing Craft with 260 hp jet drive engine
  • 4 wave runners
  • Trampoline
  • Waterskis
  • Wakeboard
  • Snorkel gear
  • Six sets of SCUBA gear and compressor (for certified divers only)
  • Spin bike
  • Pull-up machine
  • Weight bench
  • Free weights
  • Kaleidescape entertainment system
  • iPod docking stations throughout interior and exterior of yacht
  • Xbox
  • Wii
Staying active with so many watertoys will certainly leave guests hungry for some great food.  Fortunately, the onboard menu is as extensive and exciting as the yacht’s watertoy list.  Peter Williams, the executive chef onboard Trinity yacht CARPE DIEM was kind enough to pass along some samples from his galley.  Email us today for a copy of them at info@1800yachtcharters.com 
Yacht Carpe Diem underway

Luxury motor yacht CARPE DIEM 191 can sleep 10 to 12 guests in a full-beam master stateroom on the main deck, four double guest staterooms, and a convertible gym on the lower deck.  Weekly charter rates begin at $395,000 per week, plus all expenses.=============================

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Our Favorite Three Islands On Earth

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Caye Caulker, Belize - a favorite Caribbean island
As mega yacht charter vessels get larger and larger, the yachts, themselves, have become the “destination” for charter guests. Onboard amenities from home theaters, spas, and helicopters, to personal submarines, coupled with a “boat-load” of watertoys means guests rarely feel the need to leave the safe, comfy, pampered confines of their floating resort.
 
According to Jana Sheeder, President of SailAway Yacht Charters, that is not necessarily a good thing.  “Sometimes we have to remind our clients and ourselves why we first fell in love with yachting,” says Sheeder.  “Initially, you rent a private yacht to escape in comfort and privacy, then  you want to explore a remote area or an island and immerse yourself in its culture.”

Sheeder laments some modern travelers are missing the wonders of exploration by spending too much time onboard their yachts.  “So much beauty awaits ashore, in terms of people, nature, and culture.” 
   

In the spirit of recapturing that sense of wonder and adventure, our intrepid team in our charter department has picked their top three island destinations.  Certainly, there are bigger, more famous islands, but for white sand beaches, salty breezes, freshly caught seafood, and no crowds, head to one of these 3 “World’s Best” secret islands:

  • SKOPELOS, Greece –
    Mention Greece yacht charters and everyone will tell you the islands of Mycanos and Santorini are a “must.” Yes, they are beautiful, but where did Hollywood scouts end up when they sought a location to shoot the movie, Mamma Mia?  It was not Myconos or Santorini – it was Skopelos!  This secret little island is just a short distance from tourist-crazed Skiathos.  As you anchor in a hidden cove and arrive by tender on Kastani beach, you’ll be wowed by the view of the shimmering Aegean Sea, the island’s tile-roofed tavernas, and the noticeable absence of tourists.After dinner, take a stroll to the open-air Mercurius Bar & Café (Skopelos Town; 30-24240/24593), or up to the hillside Ouzeri Anatoli, for live rebetika music. This is Greece and Greek yachting at its best – Opa! 
  • CAYE CAULKER, Belize –
    If you’re looking for a change of pace from the traditional Virgin Islands yacht charter, head to Caye Caulker in Belize.  Shallow waters make crewed catamaran charters the popular choice for yachting.  Anchor in Shark Ray Alley and snorkel among nurse sharks and stingrays or go scuba diving at the underwater caves of Blue Hole. Back onshore, the curried lobster at the roadside Jolly Roger’s Grill is “to die for.”  Speaking of lobster, try to visit during the annual Lobster Festival, when the main road turns into a lively street party. 
  • SAMPSON CAY and the EXUMA CAYS, Bahamas –
    Avid sailors like actor and yacht owner Johnny Depp know all memorable Bahamas yacht charters should pass though the Exumas and Sampson Cay. Here, sailors have access to thriving patch reefs, isolated islets, and miles of secluded white sand.  The snorkeling is amazing, especially in the country’s only underwater national park, and we can’t think of a better place on earth to get a suntan.

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    Where is YOUR favorite island getaway?  Tell us your best island yachting story, and we’ll post it in our blog and share it with the world!  Send us photos!

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Snorkeling is a Must During Bahama Yacht Charters

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Sure, you can see the tropical fish and marine life while standing in a crowded tunnel of a glass aquarium at a glitzy high-rise Bahamian resort.
Is that why you chose to enjoy a Bahama yacht charter vacation on  luxury sailing charter yacht?  Of course not!  

It’s time to get up-close and personal with Bahamas sea life, and the best way to do that is to rent a private yacht and snorkel with them!

To really get to know and understand the fish, coral reefs, and all those ship wrecks is to put on a pair of goggles, grab some flippers, and dive right in.

 Explore on your own, right off the stern swim platform of your luxury sailing charter vessel.
 
boy snorkeling on a reef of tropical fish

Bahama yacht charters offer you a chance to snorkel in warm, clear, blue water that is calm almost every day.  The sunlight that pierces the surface actually sparkles as the light reflects back from the white sandy bottom of the ocean floor. It is an unforgettable experience.

There are miles of lush coral reefs all around the islands of the Bahamas. This means snorkeling during Bahamas yacht charters is soooo easy for first-timers, yet is filled with plenty of excitement for repeat luxury sailing charter customers, as well.  You see different fish and marine life on each dive.
Every island is surrounded by shallow reefs, many of them within a few feet of the surface.
Unlike scuba diving, where you need special gear and training, the only prerequisite for a fun snorkel adventure (“skin diving”) is the ability to swim and a general curiosity for the world under the sea!

A sail boat charter or a luxury mega yacht charter is a breeze to arrange.  Contact the pros at 1-800-YACHT CHARTERS or email info@1800yachtcharters, and we will have you snorkeling right away!

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Superyacht owner: Rick Hendrick, Superyacht and NASCAR Owner Injured in Plane Crash

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Gulfstream 150 jet crashes with superyacht WHEELS owners Rick and Linda Hendrick on board

Rick Hendrick, owner of NASCAR team Hendrick Motorsports and the 164′ Trinity motor yacht WHEELS, escaped with only a broken rib and broken clavicle (collarbone) when his small plane lost its brakes and crash landed at Key West International Airport late Monday.  Hendrick’s wife, Linda, suffered minor cuts and bruises.

The plane is registered to Jimmie Johnson Racing Inc. of Charlotte, N.C., and co-owned by Hendrick Motorsports and Johnson, the five-time defending NASCAR Sprint Cup champion

Rick Hendrick and Linda Henrick NASCAR Sprint Cup champion and Trinity motor yacht WHEELS owners

The Hendricks were the only two passengers on the Gulfstream 150 jet.  Co-pilots, James Klepper and Jay Luckwaldt, also escaped without serious injuries in the Monday night crash. All four were taken to Lower Keys Medical Center shortly after the 7:45 p.m. (19:45) incident, where they were evaluated, treated, and released. All flew home to North Carolina on Tuesday morning.

According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Klepper announced he had “no brakes,” and when he attempted to brake, he also had no pressure. The jet skidded off the 4,800-foot runway and came to rest about three feet from an airport perimeter fence.

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Hendrick, the patriarch of  one of NASCAR’s most successful race teams, is also well known in the megayacht community.  His Trinity yacht charter vessel, motor yacht WHEELS (whose tenders are appropriately given monikers such as “Hot Wheels” and “Reel Wheels”) is available for hire in the Florida Keys and throughout the Bahamas.  The 164 foot (50 meter) yacht offers accommodation for up to ten guests in six suites comprising one owner cabin, two VIP cabins, two double cabins, and one twin cabin. 

Luxury motor yacht charter WHEELS trinity yacht sportfish tender nascar owner rick hendrick

Recently, the yacht was in the boating news when Hendricks added a 24-meter (80′) superyacht sportfish tender to the megayacht’s already impressive inventory of watertoys.

After Monday’s crash, the runway was closed for about an hour but reopened when authorities determined the wreckage did not impact the landing area. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the incident.

“It was a real big scare, very frightening to hear,” Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. told reporters in Las Vegas while attending an automotive trade show. “I’m very glad that he and everybody appears to be okay.”

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To charter a yacht for hire in the Bahamas, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters now for a free consultation.

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Who Knew?? Five Little Known Facts About The Bahamas

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You probably know the Bahamas is a prime destination for a luxury yacht charter vacation. But how many of the following details do you know about this island archipelago?  Here are five little known facts about this tropical paradise:

 

AND THE NAME MEANS…

The name, “Bahamas” is derived from the Spanish phrase, “Baha Mar” meaning “Shallow Sea.”  This was the name given to the area by Spanish explorers.  Indeed, the popularity of Bahamas yacht charters is in part due to the fact that the shallow waters with sandy bottoms are perfect for boating and watersport activities like riding waverunners, swimming with wild dolphins, and snorkeling.

 

DID YOU SAY 700???

aerial photo of the islands of the bahamas

Many people think of Nassau as, “the Bahamas.”  With dozens of cruise ships, and thousands of tourists visiting Nassau, it’s no small wonder why.  But did you know there are 700 islands in the Bahamian archipelago? The total area is 5359 square miles, including 1494 square miles of water – and more importantly – 2201 miles of coastline!   This is the advantage of being onboard a luxury charter yacht, and escaping the crowded tourist areas in and around Nassau.   Miles of beautiful, uninhabited beaches and moderate average temperature throughout the year help solidify the appeal to boaters to venture beyond Nassau to explore the nearby Exumas and Berry Islands, and beyond.  There are literally hundreds of shallow coves where a Bahamas yacht charter vessel can drop anchor for a day of relaxation in the tropical sun.  BONUS FACT:  Nassau is such a popular tourist destination, many people think it is the name of an island.  Nassau is actually a city on the island of New Providence…

 

SAY IT AIN’T SNOW!

Believe it or not, it HAS snowed in the Bahamas.  On January 19th, 1977 a strong cold front that swept into Florida from the northeastern United States passed over the Bahamas.  While mostly cold rain fell, local residents did report snowflakes falling from the skies. For a brief time, everyone packed away their swim trunks and waited for the warmer weather to return.  The snowfall that day – 41 years ago – is the last time snow was recorded in the islands.  The constant tradewinds bless these islands with warm weather – even in the winter months.  Winter lows average a comfortable 70 degrees (Fahrenheit), and summer highs between 80–90. This is truly a climate where you can have fun nearly anytime of the day, and in any season.

 

WHEN PIGS FLY SWIM…

Many tropical tourist destinations offer visitors a chance to swim and interact with dolphins – and some offer intrepid vacationers a chance to swim with sharks.

But pigs????  A favorite stop on most yacht charter itineraries in the Bahamas is a visit to Big Major Cay, home of the swimming pigs.  How did the pigs get to the island? No one knows for sure.  Big Major Cay is uninhabited and the pigs are not native to the island. Some Bahamians say the pigs were left by a group of sailors, while others claim the pigs swam to shore from a shipwreck.  Wherever they came from, there are approximately 3 dozen pigs and piglets living on “Pig Beach.”   The pigs are known to wade out in the clear shallow waters and swim up to visiting boaters – in hopes of receiving a snack.  Charter guests often get into the water and swim with the pigs, then take the yacht’s tender ashore, to sit and pose for photos with the famous residents of Pig Beach.

 

BIG BIRD / BIG FISH

Collage of 4 photos of flowers, a bird, and a fish

 

The national bird of the Bahamas is the Flamingo, specifically the West Indian Flamingo – one of the largest species of flamingos.  BONUS FACT:  Did you know flamingos are pink as a result of their diet that consists largely of creatures like krill/shrimp?  Once sadly hunted for their orange and pink feathers for fashion reasons, they are now a protected species. The Bahamian island of Inagua has the second largest population of flamingos in the world.

The Bahamas national fish is the Atlantic Blue Marlin.  This strikingly beautiful fish is one of the biggest fish in the world. Females, significantly larger than males, can reach 14 feet in length and weigh nearly 2000 pounds.  Average sizes tend to be in the range of 11 feet and 200 to 400 lbs.  The area around the island if Bimini is considered the Big Game Fishing Capital of the Bahamas. Today, most fishermen practice catch and release, to help sustain the big game fish population.

While not a fish or bird, it’s worth mentioning the national flower is the beautiful Yellow Elder, and the national tree is the Lignum Vitae (Tree of Life)

 

COME EXPLORE THE BAHAMAS – we can think of at least TEN more little known facts about the Bahamas, from picture-perfect lagoons, to underwater caves and pirate’s havens.  There’s so much to see and do in the Bahamas, and the best way to see it is on a private luxury yacht charter .  Come enjoy one of the most beautiful cruising grounds in the world – starting just 50 miles from the coast of Florida! Click https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now/  for more information about planning your yacht charter in the Bahamas today…

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Yacht Maven Shares Secret Bahamas Yacht Charter Island With her Clients

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Keep it Fresh” – that’s the challenge charter brokers face when dealing with repeat customers.

Cruising in the Bahamas is no exception – after all, how many times can charterers circle around Grand Bahama, or make the milk run from Nassau to the Exumas and back before finally saying, “Been there…Done that…”

The irony of cruising in the Bahamas is the fact that there are HUNDREDS of unique islands and protected coves.  The challenge –  the Bahamas encompass 180,000 square miles of ocean space – and charterers can only visit a handful of islands during a typical week-long yachting holiday.

But Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters has come up with the perfect solution to keeping her clients excited and their trips to the Bahamas unique and fresh:  SPEED and a SECRET island.

Sheeder addresses the “speed” component by means of one of the fastest mega yachts for charter anywhere in the world – the iconic James Bond yacht OCTOPUSSY.  Once the world record holder as the fastest luxury yacht on the planet, a $7 million dollar refit has this 12-passenger yacht looking better than the day she was launched in 1988.

jana sheeder 1800yachtcharters president stands on dock beside motoryacht octopussy before inspection

 

All of her upgrades – extending the sun deck, adding a Jacuzzi-style hot tub, etcetera, have added some weight, and have slowed her down – just a bit” says Sheeder, “but she can still cruise 2 to 3 times faster than similar-sized luxury yachts.”

A recent private inspection of Octopussy and a meeting with her captain and crew gave Sheeder an idea on a unique charter itinerary, built around visiting a secret, uninhabited island.  “Heesen yacht Octopussy is not just fast – she also has a shallow draft – much shallower than most megayachts.  This means she can get into shallow, protected coves and achorages in the Bahamas that are off limits to most superyacht charter vessels,” says Sheeder.

With the help of the captain, Sheeder identified a special island – far from the typical cays visited by yachts based in Nassau.

“We located a beautiful, remote island, protected by the Bahamian government. The island and the surrounding water park have one of the healthiest ecosystems in all of the Bahamas.  It’s truly one of the loveliest islands in the Bahamas, and rises out of the deep ocean about 15 miles east of the closest inhabited major island. There are miles of pink sand beaches, gorgeous sandstone cliffs, and an extraordinary abundance of wildlife, both on the island and in the surrounding waters.”

Sandy beach with white sandy cliffs on right side, blue water in front, and continuing u-shaped beach on left

Sheeder will not reveal the location of the secret island – that information she keeps private for her charter clients.  “We work hard at creating a point of difference between our services and those of our competitors.  We continually look for the edge that allows us to deliver the superyacht experience to our clients.”

She does get a sheepish grin when she talks about this special place and the role motor yacht Octopussy plays. “Other yachts cannot offer you this secret island destination – it’s simply too far to travel and return to Nassau in a week’s time.  Octopussy has the ability to cruise at 25 knots or even faster, and can easily reach this destination and get back in a timely fashion to Nassau.  Plus, her shallow draft means OUR clients can enjoy quiet anchorages that few yachts can normally enter.”     

Sheeder says some of the wildlife her clients can expect to encounter at this protected island and the surrounding sea park include many threatened or endangered species. The Bahamian government reports long tail tropic birds, sooty terns, oyster catchers, and osprey nest on the island and surrounding cays. At the center of the island is a large mangrove and creek habitat that serves as a nursery for fish, sharks, conch, and crawfish. Green turtles have been seen foraging off the southwestern shore of the island, and in the northern bay. The coral reefs and grass flats in the surrounding sea are very healthy and offer a home to an abundance of sea life.

Bahamas animals include swimming pigs, great blue herons, green sea turtles, and iguanas

“It’s an amazing ecosystem,” says Sheeder, “Worthy of visiting, and more importantly, protecting for future generations.  We are so excited to share this fresh and secret destination with our Nassau yacht charter clients.” #protectmarinelife

Octopussy is based year-round in Lyford Cay (Nassau), Bahamas.  Weekly charter rate begin at $120,000 per week plus running expenses (items such as food, fuel, bar, dockage, etc.). For additional information, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters toll-free in North America at +1.800.922.4824, or internationally by calling +1.305.253.7245.

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Pssst!  Want to Share a Secret???   Do you have a favorite place you like to go in the Bahamas – some little oasis or slice of heaven away from the noise and the tourists? 

Tell us about your favorite destination in the Bahamas – and why you like it.  We will send you a gift and possibly share your secret with our readers (that is, if you want us to!).  Email us at info@1800yachtcharters.com

 

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