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Actor Leonardo DiCaprio Gets Keys to Hybrid Sports Car

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Ah, life is good for film star Leonardo DiCaprio.  Dating “Gossip Girl” actress Blake Lively, we first caught a glimpse of Leo relaxing onboard motoryacht SEVEN SEAS, Steven Spielberg‘s multi-million dollar superyacht, during the recent Cannes Film Festival 2011.

Now we hear di Caprio is about to take delivery of a 2012 Fisker Karma hybrid luxury sports sedan.  And not just any Fisker Karma – the very first one ever built.

The actor is known for leading the green enviro movement in Hollywood, and his latest toy, like his Toyota Prius is built with sustainability in mind. The Karma is designed by Henrik Fisker, formerly of Aston Martin, and has been developed around an aluminium chassis. 

The plug-in Karma is driven by a a pair of electric motors totaling 403hp, powered by a 22 kWh lithium ion battery, or a 175kW generator turned by a 2.2L gas engine.

Even with its eco-friendly background, the Karma features a 125 mph top speed and can go from 0 to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds.

Also waiting in line for his own hybrid is Al “An Inconvenient Truth” Gore.

Just imagine the buzz if Leo were to invest in a hybrid mega yacht charter vessel?!

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to learn more about the newest generation of green superyachts and to charter your own eco-friendly yacht for vacation.

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American Idol Icon Brings Chic to Yachting

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Aerial photograph from bow of yacht, SlipStream.  Boat is heading into the photograph, towards the bottom. Superstructure is silver.  Hull is black.

When it comes to a keen sense for talent, creativity and style, few can argue with Simon Cowell’s success.  The television and music industry mogul has helped launch the careers of dozens of entertainers, while his brutal honesty has made him a household name in America.

Amazingly, his sense of style and panache extends far beyond the entertainment industry, into the realm of the world’s newest and largest luxury yachts, as witnessed by Cowell’s own show-winning vessel, motor yacht SLIPSTREAM.

We first introduced you to American Idol Simon Cowell motor yacht  SLIPSTREAM at the 2009 Genoa yacht show. Built  by France’s CMN Shipyard, their largest yacht to date, Simon Cowell’s yacht SLIPSTREAM is one of the chicest crafts on the water.

Cowell’s yacht décor is a super-stylish mélange of modern and nautical, taking full advantage of the yacht’s panoramic windows. The vessel’s interiors are finished in a neo-Art Deco style combining dark ebony joinery and red leather paneling. The sun-deck is fitted with a spa, sun-pads, bar with BBQ, and al fresco dining area, and the yacht comes equipped with a cutting-edge home entertainment system including video on demand and a satellite communications center.

Like her owner, most often seen wearing a crisp, black T-shirt, the yacht presents a dramatic appearance with her gleaming black hull.

With room to accommodate up to 14 Guests, and 200 square meters of outdoor decks, expect to see this vessel hosting fellow entertainers and celebrities at events like the upcoming Cannes Film Festival 2011 and the Monaco Grand Prix.

Photograph of Simon Cowell smiling in front of a bright red backdrop. He's wearing a white t-shirt.

Cowell and his U.K.-based production company, SYCO, produces the BAFTA Award-winning show, The X Factor, which has topped the charts in England.  He also produces and judges Britain’s Got Talent.  Of course, here in the states he is best known for starring in American Idol for 9 seasons, and for serving as executive-producer of America’s Got Talent.

In a strange twist, the man who professionally judges style and talent saw his beloved superyacht placed before a jury of judges.  In October 2010, Cowell’s yacht won the prestigious ShowBoats Design Award for Best Exterior Design & Styling.

Prices onboard Simon Cowell’s yacht SLIPSTREAM  begin at 315,000 Euros per week.  To reserve prime yacht charter season dates in 2011, please click https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ and contact us now.

 

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APACHE II Yacht At Cannes Film Festival Charter

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Photograph of motoryacht APACHE II running in front of a rocky island.
Presenting APACHE II.  She is another Mediterranean yacht charter vessel to reposition in Cannes, France, to attend the Cannes Film Festival 2011.

 

WHO IS APACHE II

The 44 meter motor yacht APACHE II will probably draw as much attention along the Côte d’Azur as the celebrities on her decks.

Baglietto yacht APACHE II is luxurious comfort and speed.  She proves the extensive technical experience of the yard.  The yacht hull and superstructure are whisper gray colored, and it is dynamic and looks futuristic.

APACHE II INTERIOR

The vessel’s sleek interior provides a calm and spacious environment. She has spaces for pleasure, relaxation, and cocktail parties.  Apache II features a uniquely elegant formal dining room with two extendable terraces.  These terraces are on the left and right, opposite sides of the boat. With terraces extended, the width of the dining area is doubled.  She provides an excellent layout for buffet dinners at special events.
 

ON DECK SEATING FOR THE RACE

Her large sun deck offers 360-degree views.  Guests have the best “seats” for spectator events, like Formula 1 Grand Prix races.  The yacht’s lounging area features sun pads, lounge chairs, and a wet bar.


 

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Award-Winning Superyacht Offers Discount for France Yacht Charter Events

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Planning on walking the red carpet at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, or sitting front row at the 2016 Monaco Grand Prix?  If you are, the owner of one of the world’s largest yachts for hire has put forth an enticing offer for participating and spectating at these fabled Côte d’Azur special events.

The 72 meter super yacht AXIOMA has announced a 15% discount for any static, special event yacht charter booked by the end of 2015.  That equates to a savings of €73,500 off the winter weekly rate of €490,000.

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When it comes to corporate hospitality, a Cannes Film Festival yacht charter is the ideal venue for both social gatherings, and conducting business. Being docked within feet of the entrance to the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, the primary building where films are screened and studio execs meet with prospective buyers.  Many attendees choose yachts to hold private business meetings in a more intimate setting. In the evenings, the yachts are often the site of sponsored product-placement cocktail parties.

Monaco Grand Prix with yachts docked along the quay

Just a few miles down the road, the principality of Monaco holds the annual Formula 1 race through the streets of Monte Carlo, and along the quay (docks) of the Port Hercules marina. A spectacular venue for watching one of the world’s most famous auto races, guests onboard yachts are just feet away from the action on the course.

Built in 2013 by Dunya Yachts, with interior design by Albert Pino, the 236ft motor yacht AXIOMA offers charter guests enormous volume for hosting corporate events. The yacht boast six decks and more than 30,000 square meters of space. Amenities include a private outdoor cinema and lounge area, infinity swimming pool, and helipad.  In 2014, the yacht received a World Superyacht Award for design excellence.

For a sampling of yachts available for corporate hospitality charters, call 1-800 Yacht Charters at 1-800 YACHTCHARTERS (that’s 922-4824) or +1-305-253-7245, email us, or submit our convenient online form, and we’ll be in touch with you right away to plan your yacht charter special event.

 

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Baglietto yacht NATORI ready for Film Festival

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Natori yacht photo. Boat is underway, headed to the right of your screen. Hull is black. Superstructure is white.

NATORI YACHT

The 42 meter motor yacht NATORI is ready.  She happily joins the festivities at the Monaco Grand Prix and the Cannes Film Festival 2011.
In port, 60 lucky guests are allowed on board at any time.  She is one of the newest and one of the largest yachts

YACHT DESIGN

Natori boasts a distinctive and avant garde exterior by Francesco Paszkowski.  Her beautiful interior is by Bannenberg Design. 

INTERIOR

The interior is a combination of Italian cabinetry and African materials. This creates a sophisticated and unique décor.  Guests enjoy fantastic accommodations for 10 passengers in five cabins.  Natori has a full width master suite on the main deck with its own private ensuite full beam his and hers bathroom. She also features two VIP cabins and two cabins (one Pullman) on the lower deck.  All of her staterooms have ensuite bath. The roomy interior areas are enhanced by a large bridge deck.  This deck offers room for sun loungers, and a shaded dining area for 12 guests.

EXTERIOR

The sun deck features a large Jacuzzi and ample sunbathing spots, along with wet bar and a sitting area. The main deck has plenty of space for shaded dining, and exercise buffs can stay fit and trim in the yacht’s gym.The vessel boasts a full array of watersports equipment and all the latest entertainment systems.

 

HOW TO RENT A YACHT

Click https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ to book a special event yacht charter.  Yachts are available for MIPIM, MIPCOM, Festival du Film Publictaire, and other special events in Europe. #yachtcharter

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Celebrities, Yachts at Cannes Film Festival

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celebrity runway. Photograph of red carpet staircase at Cannes Film Festival., Stairway is bordered on boat sides by uniformed guards. Building has large red image of extended red carpet, surrounded by wreath that is hand drawn.

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

Ahh…Spring – that uplifting, transitional season between winter and summer.  There are many international special events for celebrities. For example, the one best appreciated from the deck of a yacht, is the Cannes Film Festival.

HOW BEST TO EXPERIENCE CANNES

Some of the newest and largest yachts host many celebrities and VIP’s at the event.  Privacy is hard to come by for celebrities in attendance.  Luxurious superyachts offer discreet accommodations and security.  They also offer a private venue for parties and business meetings.

WHAT IS THE FILM FESTIVAL?

The 2011 Cannes Film Festival takes place May 11 to 22.   It is a celebration of cinema.  For instance, film producers and actors from around the world come to Cannes, France each year. They screen their latest projects and look for buyers and investors.

 

IS IT EASY TO GET A YACHT FOR CANNES?

Demand to rent a private yacht for a Cannes Film Festival is brisk.  The main exhibition hall is directly adjacent to a large marina.

Cannes film festival. Yachts at dock. All yachts docked with back of yacht at dock. Photo is taken from above the marina.For this purpose, film studios host lavish parties.  Movie stars and and producers easily mingle on yachts.  For more discreet meetings, movie executives and investors meet elsewhere.  For example, in the comfort of a yacht’s skylounge to negotiate film projects.

YACHTS IN ATTENDANCE

Finally, among yachts at the event is 54 meter motor yacht MARAYA.   She has accommodations for 12 guests.  Maraya offers deck space for a cocktail party of 150 guests.  Her weekly rentals begin at 300,000 EUROS.

 

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

In conclusion, for more information about this or any other special event, please contact us. Click https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ to plan your attendance.

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Escape Winter’s Chill On SnowbirD Superyacht

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Photograph of SnowBird, a big white yacht, underway. It is running toward the lower right side of the photograph.

Hakvoort superyacht SnowbirD

Since her coming-out party at the Cannes Film Festival 2011, motor yacht SnowbirD has continued to turn heads along the Côte d’Azur.  Now, the spectacular 39 meter luxury ocean-going superyacht is heading across the pond to the warm waters of the Caribbean.  Offering fabulous accommodation for up to 10 guests, motor yacht SnowbirD will be the ideal St Barts yacht charter vessel for the winter and spring.

Built in Holland, Hakvoort motor yacht SnowbirD features an interior both traditional and modern in style. The full-beam owner’s suite includes a study, plus a stateroom with a king-size bed and a large walk-in closet.  There are four guest cabins on the lower deck, two double VIP staterooms, and two twin-bed guest rooms. All feature ensuite bathrooms.

The entertainment areas onboard the yacht are equally impressive, and boasts an open plan main lounge/dining area arrangement. The bridge deck sky lounge opens onto a charming aft area with built-in seating and a teak dining table.

The sun deck features plenty of open area for sunbathing as well as two large sofas and teak tables. A large Jacuzzi whirlpool tub accommodates up to six people, with an adjacent granite-topped wet bar.

Similar yachts available this winter in the Caribbean include Feadship motor yacht GO, Moonen motor yacht NORTHLANDER, and Sunseeker motor yacht BLACK and WHITE

To book a winter escape of your own, contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters destination professionals at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Hollywood Icon Takes Own Luxury Yacht to Cannes Film Festival

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Why rent a private yacht to attend the world’s preeminent film festival when you can stay onboard your own superyacht? 

That’s exactly what Steven Spielberg did – opting to stay aboard his 282′ luxury yacht charter vessel, motor yacht SEVEN SEAS, during the 66th annual Cannes Film Festival, which took place in Cannes, France.

The legendary film producer and director spent most nights onboard the Oceanco motor yacht SEVEN SEAS, along with wife, Kate Capshaw.

Spielberg served as the President of the film jury for the main competition.

When asked about his role as head of the jury, Spielberg replied, “It is an honor and a privilege to preside over the jury of a festival that proves, again and again, that cinema is the language of the world.”

Aerial view of motoryacht with blue hull and white superstructure underwayWhile other A-list celebs were forced to navigate the crowded streets of Cannes and the endless sea of paparazzi, Spielberg and his guests escaped each evening to the privacy of  a, “floating villa.”  Spielberg yacht SEVEN SEAS offers accommodations for 12 guests and is loaded with amenities. 

The infinity swimming pool on her aft deck can conveniently be transformed into a full helipad, or used as a screen for viewing movies while on deck or in the pool, itself.  

Some of our readers may remember first reading about yacht SEVEN SEAS in June, 2011, while Leo DiCaprio and then-steady Blake Lively were onboard.  Later that same summer, the Mediterranean yacht charter vessel was again in the news when the Steven Spielberg yacht ran afoul of the Italian Coast Guard while guest Gwyneth Paltrow was visiting.

After the film festival concluded, the yacht and her owner planned to spend several weeks privately cruising the Mediterranean before heading back to the United States.
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Lively DiCaprio Aboard Spielberg Yacht

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Luxury yacht charter guests Leonardo DiCaprio and Blake Lively join Steven SpielbergBLAKE LIVELY REVEALED

Internet rumor mill ignored.  Actress Blake Lively happily spends quality time with new beau, Leonardo DiCaprio.

Websites circulated photos showing the “Gossip Girl” actress posing naked.  Blake and Leo were unphased. They were seen relaxing and laughing onboard motoryacht SEVEN SEAS.  They enjoyed Spielberg’s multi-million dollar superyacht during the Cannes Film Festival.

 

 

FAKES?

Lively’s spokeswoman issued a statement saying the photos aren’t real. 

“The photos of Blake Lively which have just surfaced on various websites … are 100 percent FAKE,” the spokeswoman said. “Blake has never taken nude photos of herself.

 

PEREZ HILTON COMMENTS

The Internet was abuzz last week.  Five photos of the naked, busty blond taking iPhone bathroom selfies appeared on celebrity websites.  Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton wrote,

Blake Lively won’t be happy about this,” while site Zap2It, suggested the pictures were old.  

 

LEGAL ACTION

Lively will take legal action. She will go against any outlets that publish the photos. 

 

CURRENT LIVELY STATUS

Earlier this year, she was hired as the face of Chanel’s Mademoiselle handbag ad campaign.

 

The actress had a chance to take a break from the hustle of the film fest and relax at sea with Leo and his good friend Lukas Haas onboard Steven Spielberg’s 282 foot vessel.  At one point, Lively was seen enjoying a big laugh with Di Caprio before getting a warm hug from the Hollywood leading man.The former Mediterranean yacht charter vessel, motor yacht SEVEN SEAS was originally put into charter after her launch in late 2010.  At the time, she was on of the largest yachts available for hire.  Since then, her famous owner had a change of heart and decided to keep the yacht for private use only…at least for now.

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New Sunseeker 155 Launches in Time for Cannes Film Festival Yacht Charter

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The brand new 2016 Sunseeker 155 model named motor yacht PRINCESS AVK has been launched and her experienced charter-friendly crew and owner are keen to secure a South of France yacht charter right out of the gate.

Princess AVK superyacht in water

 

Having great success with the owner’s first charter yacht, the 40 meter Sunseeker yacht Princess K, the team at 1-800 Yacht Charters could barely contain their excitement, awaiting the launch of  this newest “Princess.”

“Last summer, as the conclusion of a super-successful charter onboard Princess K, Captain Julian Sincock informed us that his boss was quietly building a brand new and larger Sunseeker, and was eager for us to promote her for charter upon her launch,” reports Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters“We immediately spread the word to our preferred clients and set up an online brochure.”

This Sunseeker 155 is the largest model built to date by the British shipbuilder.  “Mega yacht PRINCESS AVK is prepared to take her place next to her sister-ship, the Sunseeker yacht BLUSH as the two highest profile tri-deck charter yachts in the 45 to 50 meter size category,” says Sheeder“Their contemporary styling is rivaled by no other builder, with the possible exception of the Dutch-built Heesen yachts.”

—>…More Sunseeker models currently available for charter…

In the water for less than a month, the yacht has already secured bookings for 17-24 July (Cannes – Ibiza) and 01-21 August (Ibiza – Cannes).  Yes, you read that correctly – she CAN legally go to Spain for Balearic islands yacht charter – the yacht is fully-licensed for Spanish waters – and will be one of the largest yachts legally available for charter in Spain this summer.

Captain Sincock, however, is itching to get started sooner, and the yacht and his team are ready and in position in the South of France to accept a Monaco Historic Grand Prix charter or a Cannes Film Festival charter in May.

At 47.24 meters (154 feet 11 inches), the yacht offers accommodations for 12 guests in 6 cabins including an ample full beam master, two VIP double staterooms and three additional cabins that easily convert from twins to doubles offering greater flexibility during charter. The master and VIP cabins boast floor to ceiling windows, giving a new meaning to a “room with a view.”

The unmatched connection with the sea is evident with balconies unfurling from either side of the main deck saloon, and French doors in the skylounge open onto a fold-down terrace. The result is a soothing beach house vibe, where the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces are beautifully blurred.

The yacht is the ideal platform for a corporate event – like hosting a film festival party or watching the race cars scream by during the Grand Prix. The main aft deck features a relaxed seating area with coffee tables – perfect for relaxing at cocktail hour. A glamorous bar and dining area are tucked under the radar arch of the open-air sun deck, and a spa tub is forward, allowing for unparalleled views while moored stern-to along the quay in Cannes or Monaco.

Princess AVK aft cockpit seating area underway

Come enjoy the superyacht experience on what Sheeder calls, “The hottest superyacht on the Med charter market this summer!”

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Rates from €225,000 per week.  For further information, contact the charter team at 1-800 Yacht Charters right away.  HURRY!  Her calendar will book up completely!

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