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Calliope from Mythology Meets Modern Beauty

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GREEK MYTHOLOGY

In ancient Greek mythology, Calliope (k-l-p) was the beautiful Muse of epic poetry.  Fast forward two-thousand years, where that classic beauty and spirit can be enjoyed onboard motor yacht CALLIOPE.

Profile photograph of a yacht underway. It is headed toward the right side of the photo.  The yacht has a dark blue hull and white superstructure.  The logo, 1800yachtcharters, is in white and it located in the top left corner of the photo.  The water is the same color as the body of the yacht

ABOUT YACHT CALLIOPE

Launched in 2010 by fabled Dutch builders Holland Jachtbouw, the 42.28m (138ft 8in) yacht has left the confines of the Mediterranean yacht charter fleet for new adventures in the Pacific Ocean, where she will be based this winter in the yachting capital of Auckland, New Zealand.
Currently, motor yacht CALLIOPE is available for a year-end yachting holiday at the attractive rate of  $160,000 per week plus running costs, for up to ten guests in five staterooms!
Multi-repeat charterers scramble to find new destinations for their winter vacations.  New Zealand is the hot spot for 2013.  It has easy international flight access.  Auckland is the perfect embarkation port.  Furthermore, it is a short cruise from the stunning nearby Hauraki Gulf islands.  For instance, Rangitoto, home to the largest volcano in the region.  

HOW TO CELEBRATE NEW YEAR’S 

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Celebrate A Kiwi New Year on 42 meter Luxury Yacht Charter Vessel

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NEW YEAR’S EXPERIENCE

Motoryacht Ninkasi offers a great vacation to you!  Repeat charter clients tired of spending New Year’s Eve anchored in St Barts?  Here is a new charter idea!  One megayacht owner has decided to reposition his superyacht to New Zealand to ring in the new year. 

Aerial rear quart photograph of yacht Ninkasi. Navy blue hull, red waterline, and white superstructure. The back of the yacht is open to reveal the toy garage.

ANNOUNCEMENT

A 42 meter Mediterranean yacht charter vessel makes an announcement.  In specific, motor yacht NINKASI, plans to relocate to Auckland, New Zealand. Specifically, in December, for Christmas, New Years, and the winter charter season.

 

YACHT DETAILS

She is a Danish-built by Holland Jachtbouw in 2010.  Motor yacht NINKASI accommodates 10 guests in 5 Cabins.  Her price for all seasons is $160,000 per week plus running expenses.

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

Contact us for further details or to book your New Year’s Yacht Charter. , contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at 305-720-7245 or info@1800yachtcharters.com 

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Charter Yachts Dominate Design Awards Nominations

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Logo for the A'Design Awards and Competition for yacht design. Logo has a solid red background with white writing.

Yacht Design Awards


AWARDS FINALISTS

The finalists for an international design awards program have been announced and several mega yacht charter vessels lead the pack. 

 

SUPERYACHT SOCIETY AWARD

The International Superyacht Society has released its lists of finalists for the 2011 International Design Awards.  Four of the five nominees in the Best Power category for yachts 40 to 60 meters in length are charter vessels:

 

NOMINEES

McMullen & Wing motor yacht BIG FISH 

Holland Jachtbouw motor yacht Ninkasi (ex-CALLIOPE)

Perini Navi motor yacht EXUMA 

Lürssen motor yacht HUNTRESS (x-SOLEMATES )

 

PEER REVIEW

Based solely on peer review, the International Superyacht Society Design (ISS) Awards celebrate the finest naval architecture, design, interiors, and engineering in the newest yachts in the large yacht industry.

 

AWARD GALA

Winners will be announced at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at ISS’s annual International Design Awards Gala at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale.

 

BOOK YOUR OWN YACHT CHARTER VACATION

Explore some of the newest yachts available for hire through SailAway Yacht Charter Consultants and 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now/ and book your yacht charter vacation TODAY

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Finest Yacht Charter Vessels Shine at Gala

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World Superyacht Awards logo

SIXTH ANNUAL WORLD SUPERYACHT AWARDS

Some of the newest and largest yachts for hire win awards.  They starred at the sixth annual World Superyacht Awards. This was in London, May 7, 2011.

 

MOTOR YACHT OF THE YEAR

Sixteen new yachts were honored.  Nine are available for hire.  These are in popular vacation destinations around the world.  The 50 meter EXUMA was co-winner of the prestigious,”Motor Yacht of the Year,” with yacht, Eclipse.

 

OSCARS OF YACHT INDUSTRY

The Neptune awards are considered the “Oscars of the yacht industry.”   A beautiful evening ceremony took place at London’s historic Guildhall.  The distinguished guests attend the glittering gala .  For instance, over 500 yacht owners and naval architects.  Also included were designers, their families, and friends.  With this in mind, it was an amazing event.

 

NEPTUNE TROPHIES

Silver Neptune trophies went to owners of sail and motor yachts delivered in 2010.  For instance, Kokomo (sailboat) and Sycara V (motoryacht).

Photograph of Neptune trophies. There are 4 stairs, and one trophy per stair

COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENTS

Jana Sheeder, President of SailAway and 1-800 Yacht Charters beamed as the final award was announced. 

“We are so proud to represent for charter nine of the winning yachts,” said Sheeder.  “This is a great testament to the talents and keen eye of our charter department. Our team spends countless hours identifying potential yachts for hire.  We look at nearly one hundred vessels each year, hoping to discover 10 to 20 new yachts that exemplify elegant design and luxurious amenities. It is these yachts – the best of the best – that we present to our clients for their yachting vacations.”  


AWARD WINNERS

Here is the list of winners, with click-for-brochure charter yachts highlighted in yellow:

BEST DISPLACEMENT MOTOR YACHT
3,000 Gross Tons (GT) and Above
Winner: Eclipse
Judges’ Special Award: Palladium
1,300 GT to 2,999 GT
Winner: SYCARA V
Judges’ Special Award: Lady Christine
And Judges’ Commendation: Pacific
500 GT to 1,299 GT
Winner: MARY-JEAN II

under 500 GT
Winner: EXUMA
Judges’ Commendation: BIG FISH

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

 

TWO DECK SEMI-DISPLACEMENT OR PLANING MOTOR YACHT
Winner: Framura 2

 

MOTOR YACHT OF THE YEAR

Joint Winners are Eclipse and EXUMA

BEST SAILING YACHT

45 meters and up
Winner: Zefira
Judges’ Special Award: ATLANTIC
Special Award by Judges: KOKOMO
And Judges’ Commendation: TWIZZLE

 

30 meters to 44.99 meters
Winner: IMAGINE

Judges’ Commendation: Lady B


SAILING YACHT OF THE YEAR

Winner: Zefira

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

In conclusion, isn’t it time you embarked on a cruise on a private yacht?  Contact our destination specialists at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ for a yachting getaway.

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Global Superyacht Charter Maven Closes 2011 with 40 New Luxury Yachts

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Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters, stands on superyacht deck at yacht show

Jana Sheeder

As the year draws to a close, luxury yacht charter maven Jana Sheeder, President of SailAway Yacht Charter Consultants and 1-800 Yacht Charters, is beaming. 

MAVEN COMMENTS

“We’ve closed our year with the addition of 40 brand new 2011 models to our global network of yacht charter vessels.  The largest of our new offerings is the 81 meter Feadship motor yacht AIR, followed by Proteksan Turquoise yacht TALISMAN MAITON (ex-Talisman C) and Rossi Navi motor yacht HIGH POWER III (ex-Numptia), both 70 meters in overall length.”

 

NEWEST AND LARGEST YACHTS

Sheeder’s companies have a reputation of offering the newest and largest yachts in the world’s best destinations.  She and her teams spend countless hours identifying potential charter yachts.

“Rarely do we add any yacht to our fleet that is more than two to three years old, “ says Sheeder.  “Even when we consider classic-styled yachts, we prefer to promote modern reproductions of famous yachts.  Clients know they can turn to us for yachts that are on the cutting edge of new technology and styling.”

 

CLASSIC SAILBOAT

Profile photograph of classic sailboat, Germania Nova, underway

Germania Nova classic saiilboat replica

An example of Sheeder’s pursuit of modern yachts is the newly launched 47 meter sail yacht GERMANIA NOVA, a replica of a classic racing schooner first launched in 1908. Says Sheeder,

“Turn of the century guests onboard the original yacht would marvel at the technological comforts onboard this modern vessel. From satellite televisions to 5.1 Dolby surround sound, the only thing ‘old’ on this yacht is the classic design.”

 

 

AWARD-WINNING YACHTS

Important to realize, many of the new yachts are award winners in global design competitions. Competitions, for instance, the annual ShowBoats Design Awards. 

“We pay close attention to these competitions,” reports Sheeder.  “The best designers and naval architects in the world judge these yachts.  Odds are great that if the best minds in the industry like a boat, our clients will, too.”

 

SUPERYACHT EXUMA

superyacht of the week Exuma eco-friendly green motoryacht

Superyacht EXUMA

 

Recent award winners promoted by SailAway to their clients include late 2010 launch Perini Navi motor yacht EXUMA (Best Exterior Design & Styling Award: Displacement Motor Yachts 100-199).  Also, the 42 meter Holland Jachtbouw motor yacht CALLIOPE (Best Exterior Design & Styling Award: Semi-displacement Motor Yachts).

 

WHAT TO EXPECT IN THE NEW YEAR

In conclusion, as to the new year, Sheeder is even more optimistic. 

Our research indicates that 72 new megayachts were ordered in 2011, the largest at 100 meters, and an average length of almost 43 meters. Eighty per cent of these newly-built yachts will be launched in 2012 or 2013, and we’ll surely have an entirely new inventory of yachts-for-hire to present to our discriminating clientele!”

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER VACATION


To charter a newly launched yacht, contact SailAway’s charter department at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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

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Photograph of Istanbul, Turkey. Photo taken from the water. Shows a few yachts docked at a seawall. Shows multiple large buildings with domes on top.

Istanbul, Turkey

WORLD SUPERYACHT AWARDS LOCATION

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.

Photograph of Çiragan Palace Kempinski, Istanbul

Çiragan Palace Kempinski – Istanbul


THE OSCARS

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.

World Superyacht Awards logo

 

WHICH YACHTS STEAL THE SHOW?

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, for example


Aerial photograph of motoryacht SYCARA V.

SYCARA V

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 

 

 

MORE WINNERS


MOTOR YACHT OF THE YEAR
Joint Winners: Eclipse and EXUMA 

 

THE SAILBOATS

BEST SAILING YACHT – 45 meters and up Winner is Zefira
Judges’ Special Award goes to ATLANTIC

KOKOMO also receives Judges’ Special Award

Commendation by Judges goes to TWIZZLE 


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

 

WHERE IS ISTANBUL

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.

 

THE PALACE

Once an Ottoman palace, the Çiragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul is located on the European shores of the Bosphorus. It has spectacular views over the strait.  The palace is 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.  In addition, 11 suites in the historical palace.

 

HOW TO GO TO AN AWARDS CEREMONY?


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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Yacht Awards for Charter Boats

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Yacht Awards location - aerial photograph of Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida

THE EVENT

Presenting the winners of the 2011 ShowBoats Design Yacht Awards.  Held at Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, mega yacht charter vessels beat private yachts for awards in design excellence. This is the second year in a row for such charteryacht success.

 

EVENT ATTENDANCE

Back of sailboat yacht under sail.  Boat has black hull, white superstructure, and white sails.
Superyacht owners and creative talents attended the event.  They watched the luxury charter sailboat TWIZZLE, win.  Her category was Recreational Area for Guest Use and Interior Design categories.  Justin Redman of the design team at
Redman Whiteley Dixon accepted the Neptune award for TWIZZLE.

Photograph of a neptune award statue.

 

 

AWARD WINNERS

Other charter yachts receiving honors included:

  • Motor yacht EXUMA – Best Exterior Design & Styling Award: Displacement Motor Yachts 100?-199?
  • Powerboat CALLIOPE – Best Exterior Design & Styling Award: Semi-displacement Motor Yachts
  • Superyacht BIG FISHNaval Architecture Award: Motor Yachts
  • Sail yacht KOKOMO – Naval Architecture Award: Sailing Yachts

 

 

ABOUT  YACHT AWARD WINNER, EXUMA

Motor yacht EXUMA  received an Environmental Protection Award.  She is 264 feet long, and was built by the Perini Navi Group and Picchiotti.  Exuma has exterior design by Vitruvius Ltd and naval architect Philippe Briand,

Bow profile of yacht Exuma

COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENT

“For the second year in a row, the world’s finest yachts for hire were in the spotlight,” beamed Jana Sheeder, President of SailAway Yacht Charter Consultants and 1-800 Yacht Charters“There’s a deep commitment by these yacht owners to build vessels with amenities and aesthetics that are appealing to prospective charter clients.  We are so proud to represent these amazing yachts, as they are among the newest and largest yachts available in the world’s best destinations.”

 

MOTORYACHT AWARD FOR PALLADIUM

Aerial photograph of motoryacht Palladium underway. The waves ripple underneath the yacht as she does a semicircle movement in the water

Private yachts are award winners, also.  The 312 foot Blohm & Voss motor yacht PALLADIUM was the evening’s biggest winner. Designers Mick Leach and Mark Smith took home 4 Neptune Awards for her.  She won Tender Design, Bespoke Furniture Item, Exterior Design & Styling and Interior Design.

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Many award-winning yachts are available for hire this winter
and spring in warm weather destinations, including Grand Bahama
St Barts, and St LuciaContact the 1-800 Yacht Charters destination pros at for further details about yacht charters in the Caribbean.

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Yacht Design Awards – Charter Vessel Nominations

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

SHOWBOATS DESIGN AWARDS

The final nominees for the 2011 ShowBoats Design Awards are announced.  A group of charter vessels lead the way.  

59 finalists culled from a record 250 nominations. In specific, for the second annual competition.  It is sponsored by Boat International Media.   At stake is a coveted  “Golden Neptune” trophy.  It presents at a gala awards evening.  The evening occurs in Palm Beach, Florida, on October 25, 2011.
The list of nominees are excellent charterboats.  They are some of the newest yachts available for hire.

BIG WINNER

Dubois Naval Architects is in the spotlight again.  They run away with a number of honors at the recent World Superyacht Awards. Their yachts are early favorites to win again.   For instance, KOKOMO (finalist – naval architecture; interior layout; interior design).  In addition, TWIZZLE (finalist – naval architecture; exterior design and styling; interior design; recreational area for guest use).

CHARTER VESSELS NOMINATED 

CALLIOPE (now NINKASI, interior design)
 
BARAKA (interior design)
 
EXUMA (interior design)

ADDITIONALLY

 
BATON ROUGE (interior design)
 
SYCARA V (interior design)
 
MARIE (interior design)
 
PANTHALASSA (interior design)


AND MORE

 
MI SUENO (exterior design)
 
BIG FISH (exterior design)
 

FINALIST DETERMINATION

The finalists will be scrutinized by an independent panel of judges. This includes 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.  It is held on the final day of the Superyacht Design Symposium.  The ceremony concludes two days of design-focused events in Florida.  These are prior to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS).

 


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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