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Fab Four The Inspiration For Amels Yacht Here Comes The Sun Owner

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Photograph of motoryacht underway. Hull of yacht is beige. Superstructure is white. Waves are lapping at the bottom of the yacht.When it comes to naming a superyacht, the sources of inspiration seem limitless.

Many owners select the name of their spouse, or their children.  Others opt for themes, such as romance and affection.  Of course, movie-themed names remain popular as well (e.g.  John and Jeanette Staluppi and their James Bond yacht selection including DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER, CASINO ROYALE and Benetti yacht SPECTRE, Project FB269.

For the multi-yacht owner of the 83 meter Amels motor yacht HERE COMES THE SUN, the inspiration is musical, and somewhat obvious to most Baby Boomers – songs by The Beatles.

His last two yachts were the 47 meter Heesen yacht LET IT BE and the 65 meter Amels Limited Editions 212 yacht IMAGINE (now renamed re-named INFINITE SHADES).

In a way, the name seems entirely appropriate – this yacht is nothing short of a behemoth, and does seem to be the size of the sun when silhouetted against the evening skyline.  The new flagship of the fabled Dutch yard and the first Amels Limited Editions 272, the yacht comes in at 2827 gross tons, more than the 95 meter Lurssen yacht KISMET (2700GT).

Would you like a closer look at the Andre Winch-designed interiors, and Tim Heywood exteriors or superyacht HERE COMES THE SUN?  Click to enjoy our short video production of one of the most spectacular luxury yacht charter vessels available…

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Will Luxury Yacht Charter Market Embrace New Watertoy?

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Photograph of a man and woman riding on a white circraft (a round watertoy). In the background, on the left side of the photo, is a huge mansion on a waterway.

Circraft Watertoy



The saying goes, “up the creek without a paddle.”  But what about without a rudder?



A British company is hoping their invention will catch on with boaters. Additionally, the yachting community surely likes the idea.  What is it?  A rudderless saucer-like watertoy called a “Circraft.”    



It is round, revolutionary, and radical.  The aquatic flying saucer is first, part James Bond boat and second, part personal watercraft. It is similar to a waverunner or jetski.



Aside from its appearance, what makes this new watertoy truly unique is the lack of a rudder for steering.  Directional control comes from the operator leaning to one side or the other – lean left go left, lean right and the Circraft will do the same. 



Want to stop? Simply flip the throttle to neutral and the saucer will glide to a halt (and like a waverunner or jetski, a safety cut-out cord connects the outboard to driver for safety in the event of any mishap).



Powered by a small outboard engine, the Circraft can hit maximum speeds of 40 mph and can carry one to two riders.



Will we see charter vessels like Benetti motor yacht DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER or the highly-popular James Bond motor yacht CASINO ROYALE replace their conventional waverunners with the Circraft?  There are compelling reasons charter vessels may wish to add these water-saucers to their aquasports inventory. 



Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters explains:

“Personal watercraft are restricted from use in many destinations;  for example, passengers on a Virgin Islands Yacht Charter are often frustrated to learn the waverunners on their rented yacht may not be used in the British Virgin Islands.  The Circraft is rated as a Category C vessel, similar to a motorized tender, and doesn’t carry the same restrictions that hinder the use of waverunners and jetskis by charter guests.”




Priced from £5,000 (about $7900) plus tax for the boat with 20hp outboard and customized trailer, they are comparable, if not cheaper, in price to most waverunners.



Live the James Bond 007 lifestyle of adventure and exploration. Enjoy the pampered life on a private yacht for hire.   In conclusion, contact your brokers at 1-800 Yacht Charters at

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