It’s hard to imagine any superyacht owner who is more passionate about the business of private luxury yacht charters than the owner of superyacht AXIOMA.
Never content to sit back and quietly wait for inquiries, the owner of this award-winning yacht often contacts us with special promotional offers to entice affluent travelers to enjoy the superyacht experience first-hand.
On the heels of the recent special year-end holiday prices, the owner has asked us to slash rates by 43% for select dates in May and September.
Technically, the offer is 7 nights for the price of 4 – which equates to a 43% discount on the published rates.
CARIBBEAN YACHT CHARTER
Motoryacht AXIOMA will remain available in the Caribbean through the month of May; thus, anyone interested in a week-long St Barts yacht charter vacation, for example, has the opportunity to pay for just 4 nights, yet enjoy the yacht and the destination for 7 nights.
Can’t get away in May? Prefer to spend your vacation in the Mediterranean this summer? No Problem!! You can enjoy the same great deal on select dates in September. That’s right – come enjoy the Monaco yacht charter experience for 7 nights for the price of 4.
Motoryacht AXIOMA is normally priced at €490,000 per week in May, and €595,000 per week in September. By taking advantage of this special, you’ll pay €280,000 per week in May or €340,000 per week in September – a savings of 43%.
Another superyacht owner makes an annoucement. RoMEA relocates to the Caribbean for the upcoming winter/spring season, and he offers a special charter rate.
WHO IS RoMEA?
Abeking and Rasmussen motoryacht RoMEA arrives in the Caribbean in early December. She is 270 feet 35 inches, and she’s gorgeous. She plans to participate in the winter 2016/spring 2017 St. Martin yacht charter season.
A 2015 yacht, moreover her first year in charter service in the Mediterranean. She now joins a growing list of superyachts relocating to the Caribbean in December. For instance, 58 meter Benetti yacht ILLUSION V.
WHERE DOES SHE RANK?
RoMEA is ranked 84th on the list of the world’s largest yachts. Yacht RoMEA accommodates 12 charter guests in six staterooms.
She is part of a growing fleet of wellness yacht charter vessels. These yachts are “floating spas.” Onboard amenities include many wellness experiences. For example, massage services, indoor and outdoor cinemas, and a beach club with steam room. Guests use the yacht’s extensive watersports inventory. For instance, underwater sleds, windsurfers, and stand up paddleboards SUP’s. In addition, scuba gear (for certified divers), kayaks, and water skis are available.
HOW MUCH DOES THE YACHT COST?
The published charter rate for ROMEA is €875,000 per week, plus running expenses.
Thinking about a St Barts yacht charter this December on a comfortable, head-turning megayacht? If you are, we have great news.
LIMITED EDITION 180’s
Two Amels Limited Editions 180 superyachts have just announced plans to head to the Caribbean this winter, and both will remain in the area through Spring 2017.
ELIXIR and 4YOU
Amels motor yachts ELIXIR and 4YOU, Limited Editions 180 models are available this December. Specifically, 2016 through April, 2017 for British Virgin Island yacht charter reservations. Furthermore, they avail south in the area of St. Martin and St Barts, as well.
Amels yacht 4YOU, a 2012 build, features a stunning contemporary Laura Sessa interior. She sleeps 10 to 12 in 6 guest cabins. Newer yacht ELIXIR offers accommodations for 10 guests in 5 cabins. She also boasts a Laura Sessa interior. In addition, she is a bit more eclectic than 4YOU.
The Limited Editions AMELS 180 series by naval architect Tim Heywood is ever-evolving. Specifically, it is one of the most refined and smooth-functioning yachts in the 55-meter range. The Master suite has folding balcony. There are also two more balconies attached to the main desk salon.
The roomy Sun Deck is 25 meters long. It has a luxury space of 155 square meters. This is quite possibly the largest sun deck you encounter on any 55 meter charter vessel.
The yachts’ rates begin at €275,000 per week. Further, they are up to €310,000 per week for holiday dates.
What could be better than experiencing a Heesen yacht charter vacation in the warm waters of the Caribbean? That’s easy: experiencing a Heesen yacht charter vacation AND saving $50,000 to boot!
THE YACHT CHARTER DEAL
The charter manager for motor yacht SEVEN SINS just sent us an email inviting our clients to take advantage of a fantastic offer — a 40% price reduction on charters between January 5 and 28, 2017.
The published weekly rate for the 43.80m (143′ 8″) yacht is $125,000. Shaving 40% from this price drops her weekly rate to $75,000 – a whopping savings of $50 LARGE!
THE HEESEN DIFFERENCE
Known for their unique speed among large superyachts, and their sleek exterior lines and modern interiors, Heesen yacht charter vessels like motor yacht OCTOPUSSY (once the world’s fastest yacht), and Formula 1-inspired superyacht AURELIA are among the most popular charter yachts for clients who appreciate the advantage of a swift vessel. The advantage of a fast yacht means that charterers can enjoy more anchorages in a shorter amount of time, as compared to slower yachts. Thus, a vessel like yacht SEVEN SINS can easily incorporate a charter from St. Martin and St Barts in the leeward islands of the Caribbean, with an outing to the Virgin Islands far to the north – all within a week’s time.
KEY YACHT FEATURES
SEVEN SINS offers accommodations for 10 guests in 5 staterooms. Her manager put together a list of the yacht’s KEY FEATURES:
Extended by 2.5m – more deck space – refurbished owner’s cabin
Finalist at World Superyacht Awards in Refit category
Huge selection of water toys; including floating trampoline and two SeaBobs
Upper deck dining for 12, and a table for 10 on the sun deck
This stunning Heesen yacht charter vessel just completed a holiday charter in St Maarten on January 2nd. Her calendar for the remainder of January is currently wide open.
BUILT/REFIT: 2005 / 2015
LENGTH (LOA): 43.80m (143′ 8″)
GUESTS: 10 in 5 cabins
CREW: Captain Xavier Penez + 7
YACHT CHARTER TESTIMONIAL
Before arriving in the Caribbean in December, the yacht spent the summer in French Polynesia. Here’s a copy of a testimonial written by a client to the owner of yacht SEVEN SINS at the conclusion of his Heesen yacht charter superyacht experience in the Pacific:
“Dear (Owner’s name),
You don’t know me but, although we have never met, I think I know more than a little about you.
I just finished a charter of the M/Y Seven Sins in French Polynesia. And based on everything I saw and experienced on your boat and with your crew tells me that you not only have fine taste, but you have the same eye for quality and pay the same attention to detail that I try to do in my own projects.
I develop, own and operate retail and mixed use real estate projects in the Dallas, Texas area. And though it drives many around me crazy, I cant (sic) rest unless every element of my project is perfect…from the design, to the construction, to the finishes and materials, to the retail and restaurant tenants [and their own design and finishes!], and beyond.
On the Seven Sins, I saw that same unwillingness to accept ‘good enough’ or live with things that work ‘pretty well.’ I’ll be honest…I looked hard to find flaws, problems or issues….not so that I could complain, but rather because I just can’t help myself! It’s who I am and it’s what I do! And I can tell from what I saw…it is who you are too!
I am pleased to report to you that every aspect of your vessel and your crew were, in a word, impeccable. Beyond all of my very high expectations in every way.
This email is simply to say ‘thank you’ for sharing your vessel and its able and charming crew with us. (and) I hope I’ll get the chance to spend some more time on her perhaps again in the South Pacific or perhaps in the Caribbean.
WOW! What a fantastic testimonial from a client with discriminating tastes.
YACHT CHARTER OPPORTUNITY
Now, it’s your turn! We often have yacht owners extend gracious discounts of 5% to 10%. On occasion we see deals of 15%. Rarely do we have the opportunity to offer a superyacht, especially a Heesen yacht charter vessel, at a 40% discount.
JANUARY PRICE BREAK
January is a great time to explore the Caribbean – most of the tourists who came for year-end vacations have returned home. Take advantage of quiet beaches, and anchorages where you’ll have room to enjoy the yacht’s watertoys. Head ashore and meet the island people – friendly natives eager to share their culture and island lifestyle with you.
At full price, SEVEN SINS provides a great superyacht experience. At 40% off, this is a deal of a lifetime!
UPDATE! Sailing yacht SALPERTON IV renamed PALMIRA, and had full refit in 2017.
Built by Fitzroy Yachts, the sailing superyacht Salperton IV has recently been launched. Salperton IV is 45 meters in length. In addition, she is the latest superyacht to be built by Fitzroy Yachts of New Zealand. This yacht is one meter longer than Salperton III.
Fingers are crossed that the Mediterranean yacht charter fleet will soon welcome yacht Salperton IV to the family. Earlier incarnations of Salperton have spent years delivering mega yacht charter holidays to customers around the world. Two of the earlier vessels are still available for sail boat charters under the current names of Northern Spirit (37 meters) and Drumbeat (53 meters).
Sail boat charters are extremely popular in the Caribbean, and all eyes are upon this latest incarnation. The superyacht cost an estimated $30 million. She is 215 tons, took two years to build, and is the eighth megayacht that Fitzroy has built in the past 12 years.
Accommodations include four en suite state rooms and three crew cabins. For extra luxury, she also has a gym and a spa pool.
260,000 hours have gone into the construction of the (hopefully soon-to-be) luxury sailing charter vessel. She has many features. For instance, she is fully air-conditioned, has her own sewage treatment station, and can make 15 tons of water per day. Additionally, she carries 30 tons of fuel, and has a 850-horsepower Cat engine, in case there is no wind.
It is the second yacht the company has built for British owner, Barry Houghton. The earlier Salperton III was launched in 2007, the company’s 10th anniversary, and won two international awards the next year. The design concept for number IV was for a yacht which sails and performs even better than number III.
As with number III, Adam Lay Studio came back to create the yacht’s interior design work.
It has been reported that the yacht departed New Zealand today, with her owner onboard, for a three month Pacific cruise. The sailing yacht will then cruise the Caribbean, before heading up in the Mediterranean in the summer of 2010.
The 203 foot motor yacht ICON has announced. In specific, she plans to position for the winter and spring in the Caribbean.
A 2010 build, motor yacht ICON accomodates 12 guests in 6 staterooms. Further, she features a crew compliment of 16.
BEACH CLUB AND MORE
Designed for extensive world cruising, she is a high-volume megayacht yet appears sleek and elegant, with a contemporary design throughout. The yacht offers luxurious accommodations. In addition, she has an amazing “beach club” deck area with an adjacent fitness room. Access these directly from the lower guests cabins.
GREAT CARIBBEAN YACHT CHARTER BOAT
Huge decks spaces, state of the art entertainment systems and an exceptional crew make this a first class Caribbean yacht charter option.
Caribbean winter rates for all weeks, December through April are listed at $475,000 per week, plus running expenses.
OTHER CARIBBEAN YACHTS FOR HIRE
Other yachts for hire this winter and spring in the Caribbean and Bahamas include 191ft motor yacht CARPE DIEM, 183ft sail yacht FIDELIS, and 180ft motor yacht HARBOUR ISLAND.
New York/Newark, NJ (EWR – Liberty) Castries LC (UVF)
Pittsburgh, PA (PIT) Castries LC (UVF)
San Francisco, CA (SFO) Castries LC (UVF)
Washington, DC (IAD – Dulles) Castries LC (UVF)
THE GIST OF THE STORY
The idea of enjoying a Caribbean yacht charter in St. Lucia just got a whole lot easier. United Airlines adds the tiny island nation to its network of flights to the Caribbean from the United States.
The air carrier’s inaugural flight flew on July 11th, 2015, from Newark, New Jersey’s Liberty Airport, to St. Lucia’s Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) on Saturday. United will offer one flight a week on Saturdays, from Newark to St. Lucia, on a 154-seat Boeing 737-800 jet.
“In looking at United’s domestic schedule, it appears customers will be able to connect to Newark from 22 cities in the U.S., including Chicago, Boston and Washington,” says Sheeder. “This is great news for our clients seeking a private yacht charter in the Windward Islands of the Caribbean, as the biggest challenge for years has been the scarcity of flights.”
In the past, it was necessary to connect in Puerto Rico or St Martin and take regional flights to get to destinations such as St Lucia and St Vincent.
Long a popular stop for the cruise ship industry, the addition of direct flights will make it easier for North Americans to experience the beauty of St Lucia from the deck of a private yacht. Charter clients are treated to the views of spectacular twin mountains, specifically the Pitons. The island celebrates its uncrowded volcanic beaches and quaint fishing villages. In addition, its reef-diving sites and lush rainforests and waterfalls.
WHY IS CARIBBEAN GREAT PLACE TO CHARTER?
Sheeder believes eco-friendly yacht charter options are the best way to enjoy St. Lucia. “With constant trade winds, a quiet, but spirited vacation on sailboat is the ideal way to enjoy a St. Lucia yacht charter experience.” Sheeder recommends the affordability and comfort of a catamaran, with room for the whole family. “There are great, affordable, family-oriented yachts, with crews adept at entertaining children of all ages, with exciting games and watersports,” claims Sheeder.
Some of the crewed catamaran yacht charter vessels recommended by Sheeder include Sunreef 62 sail yacht CATSY, Lagoon 620 sail boat catamaran CROCODILE DADDY, and the speedy Gunboat 66 sail catamaran TIGER LILY.
Flight availability for your private luxury yacht charter vacation is just that much more convenient with more commercial airlines offering availability to the area.
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