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Baton Rouge Yacht Joins Design Award Finalists

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BATON ROUGE AWARD-WINNER

Each week or so, we take a look at one or two of the finalists for the 2011 World Superyacht Awards.  Many of the newest and largest yachts available for crewed yacht charter have been nominated.

BATON ROUGE  is a nominee for Best Displacement Motor Yacht in the 60 to 84-meter range “yacht.”

 

WHO IS SHE?

This six-deck yacht boasts more volume than most other 63-meter luxury yacht charter vessels currently on the water.  Motor yacht BATON ROUGE was built by Icon Yachts, and features the exterior styling of Tim Heywood, with interiors by Redman Whiteley Dixon.

Fully-stabilized and optimized in every respect for luxury living afloat, her extensive interior guest areas include multiple lounges and a choice of dining options, which cohesively encompass both townhouse elegance and beach house chic to suit one’s mood.

ACCOMMODATIONS

The yacht offers accommodation for 12 guests in 7 large cabins.  The master is situated on the main deck, while two VIP cabins are on the upper deck.  Two doubles and two convertible doubles/twins are found on the lower deck of yacht Baton Rouge.

 

CONTEMPORARY INTERIOR

The interior offers beautiful woods, leathers, marbles, and nickel and bronze details, as well as handcrafted furniture and original artwork.  The vessel’s contemporary interior is considered both serene and stylish.

 

EXPANSIVE EXTERIOR

The exterior deck areas are nothing short of expansive, and they serve as great outdoor spaces for lounging and dining.  There’s an ondeck hot tub on Baton Rouge, and a dedicated sundeck which converts to a party deck, as well as a beach club lounge at sea level.

State-of-the-art entertainment and communications systems exist throughout the yacht.  For physical fitness buffs, there is a  gym and a very comprehensive inventory of water toys and tenders.

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Take the vacation of a lifetime aboard motor yacht BATON ROUGE now at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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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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Experience Rugged Greenland & Beyond Onboard Yacht LEGEND

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ADVENTURE & LUXURY – HAND IN HAND

The hottest trend in yachting will continue this summer, as motor yacht LEGEND joins a growing  fleet of luxury yacht charter vessels forgoing the Mediterranean for extreme Arctic and Northern Europe adventures.

Woman in white bikini and arms raised in air standing on snow in front of motoryacht LEGEND

 

 

On the heels of a winter expedition to Antarctica, the 77 meter Icon yacht LEGEND will relocate to northern Europe for the summer, with a spring pitstop in the frozen tundra of Greenland.  Charters have already been secured by action-seeking travelers in both May and June.

READY FOR ADVENTURE?

Activities offered aboard this yacht charter boat include whale watching, heliskiing (heli-skiing), and rides via dog sleds and snow scooters…

With the advent of ultra-luxury expedition yachts entering the charter market, the decades-old adventure travel movement has finally reached the luxury sector of the market. Once the realm of budget-conscious travelers, willingly “roughing it” in hostels and tents,  expedition yachts allow affluent charterers the opportunity to experience an adventure travel vacation without compromising creature comforts.

The growing list of yachts offering activity-oriented charters in the Arctic and northern Europe include 229 foot superyacht SHERAKHAN,  205 foot Icon yacht BATON ROUGE (in Norway in June), and the 238 foot Abeking and Rasmussen motoryacht CLOUDBREAK (scheduled for May 2019 in Greenland).

A closer look at yacht LEGEND demonstrates the appeal of these modern expedition yachts:

KEY FEATURES

  • Commercially certified helipad
  • 3-man submarine
  • Ice-breaking hull
  • Snow scooters (snowmobiles)
  • Balinese spa
  • Cinema
  • Aft-deck heated pool
  • Gym
  • 26 guests in 13 staterooms

Yes, indeed –this luxury yacht charter vessel is packed full of features.  From the helicopter to the 3-person submarine, this yacht allows her guest to explore this cold-weather destinations from entirely new angles. Relaxation can be found watching movies in the cinema, getting a massage in the Balinese-themed spa below deck, enjoying cocktails on deck in the ultra-heated Jacuzzi, or just cuddling up by the fireplace with a good book. More action can be found in the gymnasium, or exploring on the snow scooters, or just coming face to face with the wildlife on land. Perfect photo opportunities for a memorable vacation of a lifetime.

 

HEADCOUNT

A big “plus” of many expedition yachts is the ability to accommodate large families and groups of friends.  Whereas most luxury charter yachts are capped at a maximum headcount of 12 passengers, yachts like LEGEND and SHERAKHAN can both legally and comfortably accommodate 26 guests.

 

Photo of small boat and 4 people with cameras watching a whale tail coming up from the water. Huge snow-covered mountains behind them

 

 

BOOKINGS

  • 22nd December to 6th January 2019 / King George Island to King George Island (Antarctica)
  • 6th to 13th January 2019 / King George Island to King George Island (Antarctica)
  • 11th to 18th May 2019 / Ilulissat to Ilulissat (Greenland)
  • 8th to 15th June 2019 / Kangerlussuaq to Ilulissat (Greenland)

 

CRUISING SCHEDULE

  • March 2018: Transit
  • April 2018: Mediterranean
  • May 2018: Mediterranean
  • May to September 2018: Norway, Sweden, Baltic, Arctic
  • October 2018: Transit
  • December 2018 to March 2019: Antarctica & Patagonia

 

RATE

460,000€ per week – includes yacht, crew, and use of all onboard amenities and recreational toys.  Running expenses such as food, fuel, bar, and dockage are additional.  Depending upon the destination, local VAT may be incurred.  A crew gratuity is optional and at the charter’s discretion.

 

MORE INFO

To make a reservation, or for more information on this or any luxury yacht charter vessel, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters (toll-free North America +1.800.922.4824  / local and international +1.305.253.7245).

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Luxury Yacht Charter Vessels Lead Design Award Nominations

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Photograph of a row of golden neptune yacht charter design awards. The first one is clear, and the next one is blurred, as if far behind.

The final nominees for the 2011 ShowBoats Design Awards have been announced, and a group of mega yacht charter vessels lead the way.  

59 finalists were culled from a record 250 nominations for the second annual competition, sponsored by Boat International Media.   At stake, is a coveted  “Golden Neptune” to be presented at a gala awards evening in Palm Beach, Florida, on October 25, 2011.

Anyone planning to rent a private yacht for a luxury, sea-based vacation need look no further than the list of nominees
for this year’s program.  Leading the way are some of the newest
yachts available for hire.
 
Dubois Naval Architects, fresh from running away with a number of honors at the recent World Superyacht Awards is in the spotlight again.  Their yachts KOKOMO (finalist – naval architecture; interior layout; interior design) and TWIZZLE (finalist – naval architecture; exterior design and styling; interior design; recreational area for guest use) are early favorites to win again.
 
Other notable charter vessels nominated for awards are:
 
CALLIOPE (now NINKASI, interior design)
 
BARAKA (interior design)
 
EXUMA (interior design)
 
BATON ROUGE (interior design)
 
SYCARA V (interior design)
 
MARIE (interior design)
 
PANTHALASSA (interior design)
 
MI SUENO (exterior design)
 
BIG FISH (exterior design)
 
The finalists will be scrutinized by an independent panel of judges, including superyacht owners and renowned designers from outside the yachting industry.  
 
The award gala will take place at Mar a Lago Club, Donald Trump’s exclusive private club in Palm Beach.  Held on the final day of the Superyacht Design Symposium, the ceremony concludes two days of design-focused events in Florida prior to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS).

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Purchase tickets to the ShowBoats Design Awards Gala before August 19, 2011,
and receive a special discount off the regular price:
 

Table of 12 – Early Bird Price: $5670 (savings of $630).
Table of 10 – Early Bird Price: $4725 (savings of $525).
Individual Ticket – Early Bird Price: $535 (savings of $60)

Contact our Special Events department at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ for ticket information.

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Take a Soak – Top 5 Luxury Yacht Charter Hot Tubs

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Best Yacht Charter Hot Tubs

Today’s modern superyacht has every affluent amenity imaginable.  For instance, from gymnasiums and helicopters, to onboard Kaleidescape movie theaters,   The most requested amenity by charter guests remains the on-deck hot tub.

 

WAY TO UNWIND

Is there a better way to unwind each night during a yachting vacation than enjoying a warm soak under the stars?

HYDROTHERAPY

The benefits of hot tub hydrotherapy are well-documented – warm water therapy can promote relaxation, stress reduction and pain relief.  It’s also a fun way to spend quality time with your travel companions  – sipping wine and planning your next day’s adventures.

 

PORTABLE OR PERMANENT TUBS?

In the early years of the charter industry, most ondeck tubs were portable tubs – the same as those found in many homes.  Today’s ondeck megayacht hydrotherapy tubs are permanent, built-in amenities, designed by naval architects and molded into the yacht’s superstructure. 

 

TOP 5 HOT TUBS

Today we take a look at five of the best hydrotherapy tubs on five equally spectacular charter yachts:

 

SHERAKHAN

The 228-foot motor yacht SHERAKHAN has one of the largest sundeck hot tubs aboard any charter yacht.  The tub features an opaque bottom, allowing natural light to filter into the two-story dining room directly below.   

Photograph of the hot tub on superyacht SHERAKHAN. Double-decker tub with stairs and silver rails leading up to it.

Top Yacht Hot Tubs – Sherakhan


ST. EKATERINA
Benetti yacht charter enthusiasts like to brag about the hot tub onboard the 196ft motor yacht ST. EKATERINA
(formerly motor yacht XANADU).  The large tub is within easy viewing distance of a two-way cinema screen. Charter guests can enjoy a film while soaking in the tub, and then not miss a single scene while moving over to the sundeck wet bar for a refreshing cocktail.

 

 

BATON ROUGE
The 205-foot Icon motor yacht BATON ROUGE 
features an oversized sundeck hot tub that doubles as an endless pool with swimming jets for anyone wanting more than the regular water pressure. Overhead, cool-water jets shower guests in a light, refreshing mist.


ANDREAS L
Another Benetti motor yacht, the 196ft yacht ANDREAS L
has a hot tub with submerged bar stools, for guests who prefer to enjoy their refreshments sitting upright as opposed to the common hot tub lounging position.

Aerial photograph of the hot tub on superyacht ANDREAS L. There are 2 white standing umbrellas at the edge of the front of the boat. for shade. The hot tub is in the center of the front of the boat. It has circular bar stool seating under water

Best Hot Tubs on Yachts – Andreas L


NUMPTIA
Leave it to the Italians to redefine the modern style of the ondeck hot tub.  The owner of the 70 meter (230 ft) Rossi Navi motor yacht HIGH POWER III (ex-Numptia)  turned to Design Studio Spadolini, of Florence to create a modern hot tub masterpiece.  The floor-level tub and endless-style pool is the centerpiece on the yacht’s sun deck, and features colored mood lighting, an infinity glass edge on one side, and two powerful waterfall-style showers dropping volumes of water into the pool. 

Photograph of the hot tub on superyacht Numptia. There is a woman in a pink flowing dress standing on the edge of the tub. There is a waterfall swifly flowing into the tub.

Top Yacht Hot Tubs – Numptia – High Power III


BOOK A YACHT CHARTER WITH BEST HOT TUB


Seen any other amazing hot tubs or onboard amenities on a yacht?  Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/
, send us a photo, and we’ll share your images and comments with our readers.

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Trinity Yacht Charter Vessel Offers Carbon Offsets

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Profile photograph of motoraycht Baton Rouge. She has a copper colored hull with a white superstructure. She is headed toward the lower right side of the picture.

Motoryacht BATON ROUGE

MOTORYACHT BATON ROUGE

Hoping to counterbalance her carbon footprint, the owner of Trinity motor yacht BATON ROUGE has introduced a policy of carbon offsetting her fuel.

 

COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENTS

“This commitment to a greener future is also an acknowledgment of the high expectations of the yacht’s charter clients,”  says luxury yacht charter maven, Jana Sheeder“The carbon offsets of the yacht’s engines with equivalent emissions reductions from verified green energy projects allows clients to integrate their own commitment to sustainability into their vacation experience.”

 

YACHT CAPTAIN SPEAKS

Joss de Rohan Willner, captain of the 63-meter motor yacht BATON ROUGE wanted to address the yacht’s environmental procedures. 

“We decided to address her greenhouse gas emissions through a program of carbon offsetting. The approach needed to be practical, effective and flexible to suit the yacht’s busy schedule. We are pleased to be working with Yacht Carbon Offset to introduce this measure for 2012.” 

 

CARBON OFFSETS

Yacht Carbon Offset’s Managing Director Mark Robinson said: “We are delighted that Baton Rouge has selected Yacht Carbon Offset to neutralize the carbon footprint from her engines. For such a prominent and active yacht, it is natural for environmental performance to be a priority. We thank the Owner’s team and all on board for their support”

GET CARBON OFFSETS FOR YOUR YACHT VACATION

Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ to learn how you can add a green component to your next yachting holiday.

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