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3 LUXURY YACHTS TO CHARTER AND BUY

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HOW MUCH DOES SHE COST? 

Surprisingly, this question often comes up when our clients return from a memorable luxury yacht charter vacation.

Charter clients seem mesmerized by The Superyacht Experience. We’re thrilled!  : )   Indeed, it’s hard to imagine any other vacation on par with yachting.  It’s an experience where the superyacht serves as a platform for an eco-friendly adventure. Most of all, it’s a chance to reconnect with family and friends, embrace diverse cultures, and rejuvenate mind, body, and spirit.

 

A BRIDGE TOO FAR?

But is it a “bridge too far” to transition from luxury yacht charter guest to superyacht owner?  Actually, it’s fairly common for charterers to become superyacht owners.

Some people purchase a specific automobile make and model after renting one for a long trip.  They like how the car looks and handles.  Of course, they celebrate how the vehicle whisked them to a new destination, in style and comfort.

Similarly, charterers become enthralled with the creature comforts of a yacht.  Certainly, the idea of arriving in an exotic destination on a floating villa is pretty darn appealing.

From there, the intrigue and hunger continue to grow.  After all, why limit your family’s enjoyment of cruising to just one or two weeks a year?

The yachting lifestyle is addicting!

 

IMPORTANT INFO!

GREAT NEWS!

WE AT 1-800 YACHTCHARTERS CAN HELP YOU CHARTER OR PURCHASE A YACHT!  You win with us because a portion of everything that we earn goes to the charity of your choice!  We know the yachts.  In addition, we know management.  We charter these yachts.  Our company knows Captains and professional crew.  Most important, we know clients!  YOU are important to us.  We LOVE our job.  1-800 Yacht Charters cares about the ocean.  We care about YOU.  Our company works to make a difference every day.  We give back.  We’d love to be on your team!

 

THREE SUPERYACHTS FOR SALE AND CHARTER

Let’s take a look at three, popular superyacht charter vessels currently available for hire, and also available for purchase.

 

QUANTUM OF WHA???

We never quite understood the meaning of Quantum of Solace as the title of the James Bond film.  It doesn’t matter – naming superyachts in homage to Bond films is very popular.  There are many James Bond boats as we like to call them. For instance, Octopussy, Skyfall, Casino Royale, and others.

There is even a superyacht named after the 2008 Bond film, Motoryacht QUANTUM OF SOLACE.  The 72.6m superyacht was built in 2012 and refit in 2017.  Here’s our description of the yacht on our charter website.

“Award-winning Proteksan Turquoise motor yacht QUANTUM OF SOLACE is noteworthy for a few reasons. Specifically, her spectacular lines and enormous volume.  Charterers enjoy many entertainment and relaxation areas.  For instance, her salons, bars, decks, and terraces.  She is a Turkish build.  The yacht features both interior and exterior design by H2 Yacht Design.  QUANTUM OF SOLACE accommodates up to 12 guests in seven beautiful cabins.”

 

Aerial photograph of motoryacht Quantum of Solace. She is headed toward the lower left side of the screen. She is a solid white motoryacht

 

Her weekly charter rate is €560,000.

Her listed purchase price is $58,000,000.

 

  

A MASTER NUMBER

Finally, a yacht with a name we can understand!  Well…not really.  We cheated and looked up the meaning.  In numerology, the number 11 is considered a master number, and it signifies enlightenment.  If you pair the number with itself, 11.11, it represents a message from the universe to become aware.

Cosmically, we’ve got a ways to go. However, even we’re aware that Benetti yacht 11.11 is stunning.  Here’s a little history from our website on how this yacht came to be.

Benetti yacht 11.11 is a winner from the 2016 World Superyacht Awards.  She is only the second plumb-bowed boat built by the fabled Italian yard.  This beautiful lady was originally commissioned to look like a Russian Czar’s palace.  Her first owner walked away when the yacht was just 40% complete.  A new owner stepped in to transform the yacht into an award-winning monochromatic masterpiece.  What a fortunate owner!  The current trend is to build yachts with hard, minimalistic edges.  This yacht’s main living areas onboard yacht 11.11 offer suppleness and comfort.”

 

Here is a link to our video by company President, Jana Sheeder, for superyacht 11-11.  Enjoy!

 

Motoryacht 11-11 at anchor at sunset

The weekly charter rate is €650,000.

The listed purchase price is €59,500,000.

 

 

NINTH ROCK FROM THE SUN

Back in grade school, we were taught Pluto is the ninth planet in the solar system. Now, it’s referred to as a dwarf planet.  It’s ok, Pluto – we‘ll still call you the ninth planet!

Avoiding the naming controversy is the 73.2-meter superyacht PLANET NINE.  Forget outer space – there’s plenty to explore on earth.  This yacht is built for ocean adventure.  Our website notes describe this superyacht as a

“…Long-range high-quality luxury explorer yacht with serious go anywhere sea keeping characteristics, heavy build specification and suitable for sailing in ice conditions in accordance with its class notation. Dynamic positioning and suitability for global cruising. Commercially approved helideck suitable for an Augusta Grande dimensionally or larger helicopter in weight, up to 8 tons, with enclosed below-deck hangar.”

 

 

Profile photograph of a motoryacht underway. She has a grey hull and a white superstructure. There is a small ribbed dinghy traveling at her side. The yacht and dinghy are facing the right side of the photograph. There is a helicopter coming in for a landing on the back of the yacht

 

The weekly charter rate is €650,000.

The listed purchase price is €85,000,000.

 

Are you ready to charter or purchase a yacht?  Please count on us.  Let’s make a difference together. We created to term and the concept, The Superyacht Experience(tm), so we KNOW yachts, and we KNOW what you want to experience!  Call, text, WhatsApp, snail mail, or email us today!  Put us to work on your behalf!  We stand ready.  

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Electrolysis – Good for People…Bad for Yachts

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FORT LAUDERDALE BOAT SHOW

The recent Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show arrives.  FLIBS again delights.

We had the pleasure of taking a few of our best private luxury yacht charter clients (and dear friends) for a stroll along the docks.  The couple had recently completed the construction of another home on a lot overlooking the water.  They wanted to purchase a boat for weekend family outings.

AVAILABLE SMALL YACHT OPTIONS FOR PURCHASE

We looked at the latest offerings from a few companies, for instance, Germany’s Fjord Yachts, the innovative expandable-deck boats by Italy’s Evo Yachts, and the trendy Holland-designed boats of VanDutch.

 

THAT’S IT!

The model that really caught the attention of our friends was a sleek, aluminum-hull day cruiser. This yacht is built by Vanquish Yachts.  It is the Vanquish VQ54.  The boat is simply stunning. There is no other way to describe it.

Vanquish54 yacht with white hull and red cushions

 

We stood on the dock discussing the boat and the available color options.  A passerby stopped and gazed at the boat.  “Beautiful,” he exclaimed. “Too bad it’s made out of aluminum – electrolysis is bad for boats.”   

As the man walked away, our friends seemed a bit confused.  “What’s wrong with electrolysis?” asked the wife.  “It’s a great way to remove unwanted hair!” 

“It’s a little different with boats,”  we said.  We then explained marine electrolysis, and the possible damage it can cause to a boat or yacht.

ELECTROLYSIS FOR HUMANS VS FOR BOATS

For humans, Medical Electrolysis is a clinical method of removing individual hairs from a person’s face or body. A device is used to destroy the growth center of hair with chemical or heat energy.

For boats, Marine Electrolysis is the result of potential current existing between two different objects. It is often caused by stray electrical current, and can be extremely destructive (causes corrosion) on boats made out of aluminum.

The results generated by medical electrolysis are all positive – people can remove unwanted hair, and it is a permanent fix.  With marine electrolysis, the results are not so good –  and if not caught quickly, the corrosive effects to an aluminum boat can cause great damage (holes, water leaking into the boat, etc.), and require expensive repairs.

corroded boat prop from marine electrolysys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT ELSE IS BAD FOR BOATS?

Aluminum boats are also susceptible to another related culprit.  This culprit is Galvanic Corrosion.  This can occur when two dissimilar metals come into contact with an electrolyte and create a natural electrical current. Salt water can work as the perfect catalyst for galvanic corrosion.

 

GALVANIC CORROSION

Examples of galvanic corrosion include:

  • Using dissimilar metals on the vessel that come into contact with the salt water, like steel bolts or copper-based bottom paint on an aluminum hull.
  • Mixing different types of bottom paint on the same vessel.
  • Mooring boats with incompatible hull construction next to each other, such as a steel vessel moored immediately next to aluminum vessel.

 

QUESTION FROM BOAT BUYERS

Our experienced clients and friends then asked,

If aluminum has so many problems, why are expensive private luxury yacht charter vessels like Feadship and Heesen yachts built out of aluminum?”

The answer is simple.  Aluminum is light, but strong (think of airplanes).  Aluminum yachts can be built to any size versus yachts made from molds.  This allows great flexibility and customization that can’t be as easily achieve with fiberglass and other composites.  As to the corrosion issues, manufacturers can take preventative steps to reduce and even eliminate the threats of marine electrolysis.  Yachts are fitted with monitoring systems which constantly check for stray electrical current, as well as anti-corrosion anodes to negate electrical issues below the waterline.

DO I WANT ELECTROLYSIS NOW?

So, while someday you may want medical electrolysis to look and feel your best, you most definitely do not want marine electrolysis – ever…

 

TRY BEFORE YOU BUY – CHARTER STARTER

Thinking about buying a yacht?  Take advantage of our “Try Before You Buy” program and rent the yacht for an extended “test drive.”  Do this during your own private luxury yacht charter vacation.  Up to 50% of the charter fee can be applied toward the purchase of the same yacht model.

 

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

In conclusion, give charter a try before planning a yacht purchase. For more information about private luxury yacht charters or purchasing a yacht through the 1-800 Yacht Charters’ Try Before You Buy Program, email 1-800 Yacht Charters at  info@1800yachtcharters.com or call us at 305-720-7245. #yachtforsale  #buyaboat #yachtcharter

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