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Couple Charter Yacht to Discover Meaning Of Life

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Catamaran yacht charter sailboat, The Meaning of Life…

“Dear Captain Terry,

Apologies for not replying before. A big work backlog on my return. Just to say that we absolutely loved the holiday. We would recommend 42…THE MEANING OF LIFE, THE UNIVERSE, AND EVERYTHING to anyone and would hope to go again ourselves. John and Kath were completely brilliant. Nothing was too much trouble for them. They were fantastic hosts working I have to say extraordinarily hard. The sailing, the food and all the other features on the boat were so good. And John even got me diving for the first time which I loved. The whole experience was just amazing. So thanks to you for suggesting “42.” I am quite sure we could have done no better.

Best wishes,
David P.”

 

Editor’s note: Launched in 2006, crewed catamaran sailing yacht 42 THE MEANING OF LIFE, THE UNIVERSE, AND EVERYTHING certainly has the longest name of all vessels offering crewed catamaran charters.  Affectionately called 42 for short, this Virgin Islands yacht charter vessel offers accommodations for 6 guests in 3 cabins with ensuite bathrooms.

Onboard watertoys include towable toys such as a wakeboard, kneeboard, and a ski-tube, and fishing and snorkel gear.

Available for Caribbean yacht charters, the yacht is based in the British Virgin Islands but will go south to St Martin, St Barts, Antigua and even into the Grenadines and St Lucia. Her published rate is $12,000 per week for 2 passengers, $14,000 per week for 4 passengers, and $16,000 per week for 6 guests. Rates are inclusive of meals and ship’s bar.

Similar yachts available in the Caribbean include the 56′ catamaran sail yacht BACCHUS
(€ 20,000 per week all inclusive), the 62′ catamaran sail yacht AVALON  ($26,000 per week, all inclusive), and the 65′ sail catamaran WORLD’S END (€ 23,400 per week, plus expenses).

For more information about any of these yachts or yacht charter cruises in the Caribbean or the nearby Bahamas, contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters desk at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Deep Discount for Bahama Crewed Catamaran

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Sparrow photograph. Picture of back of catamaran named Sparrow.  Picture taken at sunset, and the boat name is lit up in blue lights. It is a logo.  The name sparrow has a bird flying off of it.

 

THE VACATION

Tourism ads claim, “It’s Better in the Bahamas.”  The crew and owner of Sunreef 62 sail catamaran SPARROW believe it is true.  They are ready to have you join them there!

THE DISCOUNT

To increase interest in Bahama yacht charters, catamaran SPARROW is offering a $2000 discount.  This fare is off of regular rates for any charters in March, 2011 in the Bahamas.

In addition to this, the team at 1-800 Yacht Charters is offering an additional $2000 discount for any charters on Sunreef 62 catamaran SPARROW in the Bahamas in March.

This brings the  total savings to $4000 .  This equates to a discount of nearly 18% off of catamaran Sparrow’s regular rate of $23,000 per week!

 

THE RATE DETAILS

Rates in the Bahamas are all-inclusive except for special requests, for instance, wines, champagne, special alcoholic drinks, excessive alcohol consumption.  In addition to this are air fares, transfers airport/yacht/airport, dockage fees if any, use of communications onboard, and crew gratuity. These things are what you expect on any vacation.

Included in your charter price is fuel for 4 hours of engine operations.

Discounted charters must take place in March, 2011 and must be for a minimum of 7 nights.

 

THE BAHAMAS

Just 50 miles from Florida, the Bahamas form an archipelago that extends over 500 miles of the warmest and clearest water in the world.

map of florida and the bahamas and cuba. Satellite image with labels.

 

The Bahamas offers some of the most gorgeous and sheltered yachting grounds in the world. Islands and cays are interspersed among brilliant white beaches and coves.  Within sight, the Bahamas chain includes Eleuthra, the Abacos, Exuma, Nassau, the Berry Islands, Paradise Island, Grand Bahama, Cat Island, and all of the Bahamian Cays.

 

THE CATAMARAN

Sunreef 62 SPARROW offers a unique experience to her guests. Charterers indulge in the elegance of a yacht and savor the adventures of sailing.  This sailing yacht comfortably accommodates up to 8 adult guests. All 4 staterooms feature ensuite bathrooms.

 

HOW TO BOOK A SAILBOAT CHARTER

In conclusion, take advantage of this $4000 discount and come find out for yourself if it truly is Better in the Bahamas!  Click https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ to reserve your adventure onboard catamaran SPARROW now.

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Easter Caribbean Yacht Charter Specials – From $161 per person

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Are you ready to escape with the family on a luxury sailing charter?

Easter is fast approaching but if you act fast, you can still plan a fun-filled family getaway.

We’ve rounded up some affordable last-minute Virgin Islands yacht charter vacations for you and your clan. Rates start at just $161 per night, and include special custom menus, watersports and more!

Crewed catamaran charters offer the hottest vacation options in the islands.  Kids love the built-in trampolines and watertoys, while parents like the stable ride and roomy comfort of these ultra-wide yachts.  Unlike traditional sailboats that “heel” to the side when under sail, cats stay level and flat when underway.

8 days for 7:

NEMO (2009 model; 47′) – the Nautitech 47 catamaran NEMO leads the way this Easter with an offer of 8 days for the price of 7.  With room for a family of 10, this special offer equates to a price of $161/pp per night.

Photograph of a catamaran sailboat trampolines from above. A woman on the left hull is looking up, and a man on the right one is looking up.

Guests can board the 47-foot yacht on Saturday, April 23rd, in Tortola, BVI at 5 pm.  The charter will conclude in Tortola on Sunday, May 1st in the morning.  The price includes the Skipper,  Hostess/Cook, all meals, beverages and ship’s bar, and an assortment of water toys (e.g. snorkelling equipment, kayak, fishing rods, wake board, etc.).


10% Discounts:
We’ve gathered our newest model cats in the Caribbean and have tagged them with a one-time, 10% DISCOUNT for Easter and Spring Break!  Take at look at these great yachts and rates:
 
    • IPHARRA (2010 model;  102′) – a luxury mega yacht charter vessel beyond compare. The Sunreef 102 sail catamaran IPHARRA is one of the largest cruising catamarans of the world.   Regualr rate is $68,000/wk with room for 10 adults and 2 children. Enjoy a $6800 discount for March, April and Easter.

 

  • KING’s RANSOM (2008 model; 76′) – Built by Matrix Yachts, the futuristic Silhouette 760 catamaran KING’S RANSOM sailboat catamaran charter vessel, offers unrivaled luxury.  Regular price is $43,800/wk with accomodations for 10 guests. Take a $4300 discount in March, April and Easter.

  • NIRVANA (2009 model;  60′) – the Fountaine Pajot Eleuthera 60 catamaran NIRVANA offers a level of comfort, spacious accommodation and quality of finish more commonly found in custom-designed motor yachts.  Her regualr rate for 8 to 10 passengers is €13,300 per week, plus food, bar and running expenses.  Save €1,330 for April and Easter bookings. 
    EXTRA SPECIAL – charter in March and the discount increases to 15%!

    ——-To book a Spring Break or Easter getaway, contact our destination experts HERE.  HURRY!  These yachts will book quickly!

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Luxury Sailing Charter Catamaran Offers Discounted Rates in Greece

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Nemo catamaran picture. Photograph of back of catamaran at anchor in Greece.  People standing on the deck, and one girl sitting close to the water, as if she's ready to go swimming.

On the heels of the $161/pp Virgin Islands yacht charter special offered by Nautitech 47 catamaran NEMO comes this new offer for NEMO charters in Greece:

  • Take 10% off any week-long (7 night) Greece yacht charters booked before April 30, 2011.
  •  Reserve a 2-week (14 night) or longer charter and take an additional 5% discount.


The discounts apply to charters taken June, July, August, or September, 2011.  Reservations must be completed prior to April 30, in order to secure the discounts.

The regular charter rates, for 2 to 8 passengers are €13,500 per week, plus expenses in June and September (low season), and €14,500 per week, plus expenses in July and August (high season).

Thus, early reservations prior to April 30 will result in savings of €1,350 per week in low season and €1,450 per week in high season!

 

The crew’s favorite area in Greece to explore by yacht is the Ionian archipelago.  Reachable through international flights to Preveza, good weather and sea conditions are a constant in the summer.  There always seems to be a breeze for sailing, and there are plenty of secluded bays in which to anchor and swim in clear, green waters.  Small villages with traditional tavernas dot the coastline.

Andrea and Valentina, the Italian crew on NEMO, recommend an Ionian cruise for novices and seasoned sailors, alike.  Says, Andrea, “(the Ionian appeals to) Every kind of guests – for those who are at their first experience on a boat, for those who loves the sea all day long, for those who like to print in their memories windmills, sunsets, colorful villages and unspoiled anchorages, for those who like to discover new dishes and new drinks, for those who like shopping.”


Rates include:

  • Accommodations onboard the Nautitech 47 catamaran NEMO
  • Skipper  (captain)
  • Hostess/Cook
  • All meals and beverages (ship’s bar)
  • Towels
  • Linens
  • Biodegradable soaps
  • Daily cleaning
  • Access to the yacht’s watertoys – for example, snorkel gear, kayak, fishing rods, boogie board

 

Items not included in the price are:

  • Fuel
  • Port charges
  • Local taxes (VAT)
  • Permits
  • Visas
  • Vintage or premium alcohol requests

 

You owe it to yourself and your family to relax and enjoy a relaxing and unique vacation.  Enjoy an exotic destination!  Come explore the home of the gods.  Click https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ to contact our destination specialists at 1-800 Yacht Charters to arrange your own Greek odyssey on a sailing vessel or powerboat.

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Our Best Vacation Ever! Yacht Charter Reviews

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Catamaran Sailboat Yacht Charter Boat Dreaming On

April 2012:

We’re just back from a week on board sail catamaran DREAMING ON, sailing the BVIs in the capable hands of our wonderful crew, Geoff and Iza. We were also vacationing with another couple…and we all agreed that the whole experience exceeded our expectations by far, to the extent that we have already booked again for next year!

This is all down to Geoff and Iza who are a very special and generous couple – it was like sailing with good friends – the chemistry was perfect and we just hit it off.

SHE CONTINUES HER REVIEW…

They welcomed us on board their beautiful home and anticipated our every need. Iza is an amazing cook – the food (presentation, quality and variety) is better than you get in most good restaurants and all prepared in a galley kitchen – the sushi in particular was unbelievable! And Geoff…well, in our opinion he makes a better Painkiller than the Soggy Dollar (as well as being a great Captain).

They had arranged an itinerary for us (but it was flexible) and we went to different, islands and/or bays every day. For instance, a sail to Anegada, followed by a fabulous lobster dinner at the Reef Hotel – highly recommend this!

They took us to all their favorite spots in the BVIs and we couldn’t get enough of the clear blue waters and white sandy beaches – plenty of snorkeling, kayaking and paddle boarding to be had. In fact, we didn’t really have enough time just to hang out in one place for a day or go tubing or water-skiing, which is why we are returning next year. Now we know all the best spots and where we’d like to go back to and spend more time.

(Catamaran DREAMING ON) is comfortable and has plenty of space, both out the front on the ‘trampolines’ and the shady area at the back by the cockpit where we enjoyed breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Overall, for anyone out there considering a luxury yacht charter, I would highly recommend, without hesitation, DREAMING ON, and Geoff and Iza – it will be one of the (if not THE) best vacations of your life! We certainly can’t wait to get back on board next year…..

Name: Lindsey S.

 

HOW TO BOOK A CATAMARAN CHARTER

In conclusion, book your own vacation of a lifetime today. Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ .  We will plan your amazing catamaran charter right away.

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PlanetSolar Changes Yachting

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PRESENTING PLANETSOLAR

The largest solar-powered boat in the world is MS TÛRANOR. She is a phenomenal sun-loving vessel, and she just arrived in Miami, FL, our sunny hometown.

As I gaze at the deck of MS TÛRANOR, covered in solar panels, I wonder how and if the yacht charter industry will embrace solar powered luxury yachts.

 

ABOUT MS TURANOR

The MS TÛRANOR, also know as yacht PLANETSOLAR, is a pioneer for sustainable energy technology on water. She is on an around-the-world tour.  She is unlike any current luxury mega yacht charter vessel,  This amazing catamaran is a 31-meter multihull. She is topped by a large array of photovoltaic solar panels. Built in 14 months, the biggest solar boat ever built has impressive dimensions and is yet both silent and clean.

HOW DOES SOLAR POWER CHANGE YACHTING?

Imagine a charter in the sunny Mediterranean, cruising from port to port without burning expensive fuels and oils.

Solar enables you to slide along like a sailboat, for example, versus the constant drone of engines and some nauseating odors of diesel fuel.  Being propelled by pollution-free electrical engines is a dream.

In addition, eliminating fossil fuel greatly reduces carbon dioxide CO2 emissions.  This is an important step for this industry.  Yachting needs to project a greater commitment to protecting our oceans and environment.

WHAT DOES PLANETSOLAR INTEND?

The solar catamaran PLANETSOLAR employs the leading-edge technology available on the market. The intention is to demonstrate that by innovative use of existing materials and technology, high-performance solar mobility can be realized today.

In conclusion, we are truly witnessing a new era in sustainable energy technology on the seas.

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SAVE – Yacht Quaranta Reduced Croatia Charter Prices

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THE DEAL

The Adriatic continues to gain in popularity as a summer vacation destination. The owner of an eco-friendly 30 meter charter yacht hopes to capture some of that business. To accomplish this, he is offering reduced prices. Ultimately, a Croatia yacht charter is the perfect summer vacation.

 

MANAGEMENT REPORTS SALE

The owner’s representatives contacts us today with the green light to reduce the boat’s weekly charter rate.  Motor yacht QUARANTA, rate change decreases from €119,000 per week to €109,000 per week.  An incredible 10,000 EUROS savings.  This new price is valid for yacht rental in Croatia. It also includes both low and high season dates.  It is an unheard of special that is year round!

 

HYBRID YACHT

Quaranta is the largest carbon hybrid composite power catamaran charter yacht in the world.  Specifically, and most importantly, she paves the way to sustainable yacht building technology and fuel efficient design.

 

Photograph of profile of power catamaran at anchor. Sunset reflection on the side of the boat. Photo taken at "the golden hour."

 

KEY FEATURES

  • Flexible layout:  Over 20 different possibilities that can be changed on a moment’s notice
  • Flexible cruising speed:  10 to 18 knots
  • Guest interior and exterior space.  Comparable with monohull yachts over 40 meters
  • Lifting platform.  Used by guests for more contact with the water
  • Huge windows:  Each cabin has extensive outside light and views.

 

SUMMER 2019 CRUISING AREA

Croatia/Montenegro

 

Aerial photograph of Korcula Island in Croatia, Picture shows a huge castle. There are 2 large sailboats docked on the left side of the island. Their sails are down. There is a large wooded island at the back off the picture, across from Korcula.. This is a popular yacht charter destination that many people speak about each year.

CHARTER RATE

€109,000 per week

 

 

CURRENT BOOKINGS

10- 18 August, Split to Zadar, Booked – Yacht Charter Croatia Coast

 

 

YACHT QUARANTA SPECIFICATIONS SPECS

  • Builder: Curvelle
  • Naval Architect: Incat Crowther
  • Exterior Design: Mauro Giamboi
  • Interior Design: Alex Isaac
  • LOA: 34.10m
  • Beam: 9.00m
  • Draft: 2.30m
  • Guests: 12 guests in 6 double/convertible cabins
  • Cruising Speed: 16-18 knots
  • Fuel Consumption: 200-250 Lph
  • Featuring Jacuzzi on Sun Deck (4 people)
  • Featuring Sundeck misting system for natural air conditioning
  • Flag: Marshall Islands PYLC
  • Class / MCA: RINA & MCA, unrestricted navigation
  • Wifi: Throughout

ADDITIONAL SPECIAL FEATURE:  The lifting platform that can be used as a “beach.” It lifts the tender with guests in it from the water to the main deck level.

 

TENDERS & TOYS

Tender:
• 5.20m Williams Sport Jet 520 Tender (2016)

Toys:
• 2 Bladefish sea jets (available upon request / for rent)
• 2 Inflatable SUPS
• Waterskis
• Snorkel gear
• Fishing equipment
• Beach picnic setup
• Wii
• 3 towable toys
• Sundeck misting system for natural air-conditioning

Gym Equipment:
• Upon request

HOW TO RENT CATAMARAN QUARANTA FOR YACHT CHARTER

In conclusion, are you ready to charter a superyacht today?  Click https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/explore-our-yachts/quaranta/book-now/  to reserve QUARANTA in Croatia for a once in a lifetime Superyacht Experience with your family and friends RIGHT NOW.

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What is a Bareboat Charter?

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TYPES OF YACHT CHARTER

There are two types of luxury yacht charter vacations: Fully-Crewed and Bareboat (no crew).

WHAT IS A FULLY-CREWED YACHT CHARTER?

Fully-crewed charters are for travelers who prefer to leave all aspects of the yacht’s operation in the hands of a skipper and a host of able-bodied seamen (and or women).
 
Crewed catamaran charters, for example, are currently the most popular form of yachting in the Caribbean.  Charter guests board 50 to 80 foot sailing catamarans in locations such as St. Thomas (USVI) and Tortola (BVI).  They sail with a captain, first mate, and cook. The crew operates the yacht and prepares all of the meals.   
 

WHAT IS A BAREBOAT CHARTER?

Conversely, a bareboat charter means the yacht is rented to the charterer without a skipper or accompanying crew.  The charterer and his travel companions navigate the yacht and perform all duties on board.
 
Photograph of 3 people jumping off of a catamaran sailboat at anchor. They are in a quiet cove. The sails are down.

Bareboat yacht charter

 
The closest analogy is the rental car market, and the fleet of vehicles operated by companies like Hertz, Enterprise, and Avis. 
 
In some regions of the world, the lead charterer will be required to hold some type of license in order to reserve a bareboat. 
 
Whether a license is required or not, before they can rent a bareboat charter vessel, ALL prospective charterers must submit a boating resume detailing their qualifications and boating experience.
 
A typical sailing resume, for example, will require the following details:
 

EXPERIENCE

 Please let us know which of the following you have experience of:

 

 Picking up a mooring 
 
 

QUALIFICATIONS

Which Qualifications do you hold?

 

 Basic Keelboat
 Basic Coastal Cruising
 Bareboat Chartering
 Coastal Navigation
 Advanced Coastal Cruising
 Celestial Navigation
 Offshore Passagemaking
 Basic Small Boat Sailing
 Cruising Catamaran
 Trailerable Multihull Standard
 
The bottom line to enjoying a self-drive boat vacation:  If you have sailed before, even if you have not spent much time as the skipper, you will most likely qualify to charter a bareboat yacht.
 
While some of the more technical destinations, like a Greek yacht charter will require more experience, an understanding of basic seamanship, boat handling and navigation is all that is required for a Caribbean yacht charter or a bare boat rental in many of our locations.

YOU NEED A YACHT CHARTER BROKER

Regardless of your decision, you need a yacht charter broker.  Your broker can arrange your vacation for you and choose the proper yacht and crew (if you choose a crewed yacht) for your group. We (1-800 Yacht Charters and 1-800 BAREBOAT) know which yachts have proper licenses and insurance, and we inspect the yachts and meet the crews.

BAREBOAT YACHT CHARTER INQUIRIES

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