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Adult Fun Awaits on Fantasy Fest Yacht Charter

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You deserve to join the fun!  Charter a sailboat and partake of the festivities! 

For one wild week each October, Key West plays host to parades, street parties, and thousands of adult revelers in zany costumes during the city’s annual Fantasy Fest.  This year’s event takes place October 21 through 30, 2011.

Ready to join the celebration, Sail catamaran SURPRISE  is offering a unique Florida yacht charter opportunity to sail to Key West from Miami, and enjoy the Fantasy Fest festivities from the comfort of a 48′ luxury sailing charter catamaran.

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Similar to the Mardi Gras-themed events in New Orleans, Fantasy Fest  is an adult-oriented Halloween festival. This year’s theme is “Aquatic Afrolic” and offers a sea of opportunities to create a one-of-a-kind costume extravaganza, ranging from marvelous mermaids to outlandish ocean-faring sea creatures.

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While full nudity is not permitted, many scantily-clad party goers wear outrageous, brightly-colored costumes, or simply opt for strategically drawn body paint and glitter in lieu of shirts and bikini tops.
 
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There are parades and costume contest each evening, the largest being the “Pretenders in Paradise” Costume Party hosted by the Pier House Resort and Caribbean Spa.  Major event sponsors include Captain Morgan Rum and the Florida Keys Tourism Association.

Sailing yacht SURPRISE  is a 48′ catamaran with accommodations for 2 couples.  Her crew of two, Corky and Sue Clark have sailed for years throughout South Florida and the Caribbean.  During Fantasy Fest, charter guests can spend the days sailing and exploring the beaches and shallow reefs of the lower Florida Keys, and at night hit the streets for the endless parties and festivities.

Standard charter rates apply:  $8,500/wk for 2 passengers and $9,950/wk for 4 guests.  Rates are all-inclusive (include meals and ship’s bar).  Local taxes apply.


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Charter Chef Passionate about Cooking and Travel

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While affordable catamaran sailing yachts under 50 feet still dominate the charter industry, advances in shipbuilding technology have lead to a dramatic increase of ultra-luxury catamarans larger than 60 feet in length.  Indeed, yachts like the 62′ catamaran IN THE WIND, and the Fountaine Pajot Galathea 65 model catamaran WORLD’S END have helped redefine multihull luxury and comfort.

Yet with so much emphasis placed on the size and amenities of the newest and largest yachts, it’s easy to overlook a key component to successful crewed catamaran charters – the crew!

Without the talents of an experienced skipper and a well-trained chef, a catamaran vacation, no matter how new and large the boat, would be nothing more than a predictable, ho-hum affair.

In an appreciative nod to the talents of these fine crews, we shine a spotlight today on Caro Uy, the culinary lioness aboard sail catamaran MUSE.

Caro grew up in a family where the pleasures of the table were a habit. She has more than ten years of experience in the catering and gastronomic food industry.  Originally a graphic designer, Caro now prefers to express her creative energy in the preparation of meals with seasonally fresh products.

MUSE catamaran charter chef Caro Uy award winning entree dessert coffee rent a sailboatCaro’s true gift is the ability to adapt her menus to suit any special dietary requirements of her onboard guests.

While her cooking is based on classic techniques, the variations of flavors are a reflection of her travels throughout the Middle East (Egypt, Jordan, Syria, and Iran) ) as well as Mexico and Southeast Asia (Thailand and Vietnam).

Having grown up along Australia’s coast, Caro has always loved the sea and the romance of sailing.   She is also intrigued by what lies below the sea’s surface and is a PADI Open Water Dive Instructor, as well as a TDI Extended Range Diver.  Her ocean adventures have taken her to diverse ports of call such as the Canary Islands, Costa Brava, and the British Virgin Islands.

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Her recent industry recognition includes top culinary honors at the November 2010 British Virgin Islands Boat Show where she won:

– 1st prize – Entrée Division
– 1st prize – Dessert Division
– 2nd prize – Salad/Appetizer Division
– 2nd prize – Coffee course

Congratulations, Caro! Your talents and passion are at the very heart of the joys of a memorable yachting vacation.

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Come spend a week with Caro aboard MUSE this winter in the Caribbean.  Rates begin at $37,000 per week for 10 passengers.  Contact the SailAway and 1-800 Yacht Charters team
 today, to reserve your favorite travel dates. HURRY!  Holiday vacation dates fill up quickly – don’t miss out on your Caribbean yacht charter vacation this year! 

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Discounts Galore on Luxury Yacht Charter Vacations

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What are you planning for your next vacation?

Luxury yacht charter vacation discounts available

A survey by USA Today found most people rank spending time with friends and family at the top of their wish list, followed by the urge to see new places, and the desire to kick back and relax.

There’s a great vacation option that gives you the chance to do all these things – a crewed luxury mega yacht charter.

Charters offer the exclusivity of yacht ownership, without its costs and responsibility.

There are more yachts available for hire than ever before, and great deals abound – from discounted prices to extra free days.

Take advantage of one of these great destinations and offers:

Bahamas
140′ motor yacht NEVER ENOUGH (12 passengers) – save over $42,000 and enjoy 10 days for the price of 7.  Available all spring.  $100,000 per week, plus expenses.

Amazon River
147′ motor vessel   ARIA  (32 passengers) – $10,000 savings on all 2011 charters. Embark on the voyage of a lifetime, sailing the Earth’s mightiest river – the Amazon.  Reduced rate is $161,280 per week, plus some expenses.

Mediterranean
98′  motor yacht SALU
(8 passengers) – Save 21% for charters in May, June, and September 2011. Was €70,000 per week, plus expenses – now €55,000 per week, plus expenses.

Caribbean
SailAway offers discounts on CATAMARANSNow through June 30, take 5% off ANY crewed catamaran charters.  Any boat…any dates.

Suggested boats:

65′ catamaran WORLDS END (2011 model; 10 passengers) –  €23,400 per week, plus expenses.

62′  catamaran IN THE WIND (2011 model; 8 passengers) –  $27,000 per week, plus expenses.

50′ catamaran NUTMEG (2008 model; 8 passengers) – $13,000 per week, ALL-INCLUSIVE.

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There are MANY more yacht charter specials available at destinations around the globe.  Contact your 1-800 Yacht Charters specialists 
HERE with your desired dates and destination to check for last minute savings.  We’ve got you covered!

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Fun Fact for British Virgin Island Yacht Charter – A Snorkeling Paradise

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Did you know the British Virgin Islands (BVI or BVI’s) are home to the largest barrier reef in the Caribbean, and the fourth largest ocean reef on earth?

The BVI reef stretches 18 miles from the island of Anegada to Virgin Gorda, and is considered by experts to offer some of the best snorkeling spots in the world!

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Adding to the allure of snorkeling and diving during your Virgin Islands crewed catamaran yacht charter – it is widely rumored that there is still Spanish gold buried in the sand on the reef that is yet to be found!  Many Spanish galleons, laden with gold and riches from the new world, sank to their watery graves at the hands of pirates and hurricanes in the 1700’s…

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Here’s a sampling of beautiful catamarans available for charter in the Caribbean

Do you have a favorite snorkeling site in the Caribbean?  Share your favorite spot with us, and we’ll send you a complimentary Eco-tote bag to carry your towels and snorkel gear.  Leave a comment in the section below, and we’ll contact you for your address!

 

 

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Pay It Forward: Celebrity Explorer Donates Submarine To Science

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The Pay It Forward and Random Acts of Kindness are critical and a part of everyday life to the team at 1-800 Yacht Charters, led by Jana Sheeder, President

“It’s wonderful to be a part of a huge Kindness effort,” says Sheeder.

That said, Hollywood filmmaker James Cameron has bequeathed his DEEPSEA CHALLENGER submarine, to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Massachusetts, ultimately helping researchers there better understand life in Earth’s last unexplored frontier.

Photograph of James Carmeron sitting in a small green submarine that is sitting on a ship. He has a huge open smile.

Last January, we profiled the profiled the epic attempt by three teams of modern-day explorers to reach the ocean’s deepest point – the first attempt in over 50 years.  One team was lead by Cameron, another by British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, owner of the 32 meter (111 foot) luxury yacht charter vessel NECKER BELLE, and a third team by a Florida sub manufacturer, Patrick Lahey.In March, 2012, Cameron bested Branson  and the underdog Lahey in a race to be the first explorer of the ocean deadliest trench in half a century.  Cameron plunged about seven miles to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific ocean, where temperatures are near freezing and the bone-crushing pressure is one thousand times greater than that at sea level.

In addition to donating the sub, Cameron will give nearly $1 million to help WHOI scientists and engineers make the sub’s technology more widely available for deep-sea exploration.

“We’ve been sure to fund this enough that there are enough people and resources available to write this up, publish it, and therefore have it available,” Cameron said during a recent roundtable discussion in New York City with WHOI scientists. “To me, that’s an infinitely better outcome than [the sub] sitting dormant until I’m done with my next two movies, and maybe it comes to the tech community five or six years down the line when it’s already obsolete.”

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Sleek Sail Catamaran Yacht ALLURES – Speed And Comfort In Same Package

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IN TEN SECONDS: 

Sail yacht ALLURES

30m catamaran – one of the largest and fastest, all-carbon cats in the world

Eco-friendly

Accommodates 8 guests in 4 cabins

Available for South of France or Monaco yacht charter

€50,000/wk (June/Sept) and €60,000/wk (July/Aug).

 

Catamaran allures - black hull and white superstructure with white sails

 


THE STORY

We had just secured a private luxury yacht charter reservation on the 37m motor yacht ELENA NUEVE this week – a yacht managed by Nicolas Fry at Camper & Nicholsons International.  No sooner had we turned in the charter contract, then Nicolas sent us an email touting a big, beautiful catamaran in his fleet – the sailing yacht ALLURES.  I guess Nicolas hopes we’ll put more emphasis on booking SAILING yachts in the Med!

 

Nicolas writes:

“Dear Jim,

 ALLURES is getting ready for a successful charter season in the West Med. Based in the South of France, she is still available in April, May, June and September 2017.

 Luxurious charter yacht with impressive deck space and comfort, ALLURES is one of the largest and fastest, all carbon-sail catamaran in the world. She provides a high level of comfort and safety with access to shallow waters.

 

Bookings 2017:

-24 June to 1 July, Naples/Catania,

-9 to 16 July, Naples/Palermo,

-20 July to 14 August, Bonifacio/Bonifacio,

-16 to 30 August, Bonifacio/Saint-Tropez.

 

I look forward to receiving your enquiries.

 

Nicolas FRY”

 

 

WHAT WE LIKE

Nicolas knows many of our clients prefer motoryachts for the luxury yacht charter vacations, but we are certainly excited to promote high-quality sailing yachts whenever the chance arises.  Sail yacht ALLURES is certainly at the top end of sailing yachts in the charter market.  Built by Composite Works in France, this is a performance yacht that really, “gets up and goes” when the wind is blowing.  If you’re wondering if that means a bumpy ride – put your worries to bed.  Catamarans have two hulls which gives them an enormous beam (width).  The wider the yacht the more stable the vessel, especially when at anchor.

Of course, at 100ft, this is indeed a superyacht, and her overall design reflects this pedigree.  Her chic Italian interior is brimming with beautiful wood and leather furnishings.  She accommodates eight guests in four impressive staterooms. Every stateroom with a direct view to the sea.

Our favorite onboard features are the two convertible staterooms. These double cabins can easily become twins (each with single berths). This unique (and oh-so-flexible) layout ensures the yacht can comfortably accommodate charter parties of families, friends and/or couples.

 

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KEY FEATURE SUMMARY

  • Performance sailing catamaran
  • Experienced and friendly crew
  • Sleek lines with the latest sailing equipment
  • Chic Italian interiors with wood and leather
  • Access to very shallow anchorages
  • The ultimate in safety and performance
  • Two convertible staterooms
  • Multiple water toys

 

THE RATE

For the summer 2017 cruising season, the yacht is offered at €60,000/wk plus running expenses – for high (July/August) and €50,000/wk for low (June/September) season

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To reserve catamaran superyacht ALLURES for your favorite dates, click https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/explore-our-yachts/allures/book-now/

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Stunning Sail Yachts Prepare For Virgin Islands Luxury Yacht Charter Season

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As the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season draws to a close, a number of sleek, stylish, and modern sailing charter vessels are making their way from ports around the world – to take their positions in the islands for the upcoming Caribbean yacht charter season.

Aerial photo of 3-masted sailboat, Maltese Falcon, underway. Center sail has a black flying falcon logo on it. Hull of yacht is dark against waves lapping at side of yacht. Statue of Liberty in the background of the photo.November is the month many yachts make the “Milk Run,” sailing across the Atlantic Ocean from Europe to the Caribbean.As in years past, the Virgin Island yacht charter fleet is expected to dominate the market in terms of the number of available yachts for hire, especially in the category of crewed catamaran charters.  Yachts such as Lagoon 620 catamaran yacht

THE CURE, and Sunreef 62 catamaran, TAHAA II are already in position to accept reservations (how does a Welcome to 2014 yacht charter vacation sound???).While the St. Thomas yacht charter market in the USVI, and the Tortola yacht charter market in the BVI are quite sizeble in terms of small to mid-size yachts, a large contingent of sail superyachts will choose the deeper water of the Leeward Islands for their winter base.  The St Martin yacht charter fleet and the St Barts fleets are expected to include these mega yacht charter stalwarts:

203 foot sail yacht ATHOS

198 foot sail yacht KOKOMO

183 foot Perini Navi yacht PANTHALASSA

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Travel Insurance – Should You Buy It?

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Should you purchase travel insurance to protect the money you have spent on a luxury yacht charter?  The answer seems to vary, depending upon who you ask.  Many travel agents and consumer advocates advise travelers to buy it, while many others say to skip it.

Adding to the dilemma is the difficulty for consumers to understand the components of the insurance.

Typically, there are three components of most travel protection plans – trip cancellation/interruption, personal effects coverage, and emergency medical insurance. Let’s review each of these.

1.  Cancellation Insurance – Coverage can cost anywhere from 5 to 8% of the total cost of travel. For example, travel insurance for a $10,000 Virgin Islands yacht charter vacation would cost between $500 and $800. Before purchasing this insurance, consider the fact you might already be covered under insurance you already have.

If you paid for your trip with a credit card, look into the trip cancellation benefits provided by your credit card company.  Many card companies include some coverage.

2.  Personal Effects – The protection  for personal effects offered in travel insurance plans may also be redundant. Your homeowner’s plan may cover the loss of personal effects when traveling. (REMEMBER – you are probably responsible to pay any loss amount up to the deductible).

What about lost luggage?  Again, you may already be covered, as most airlines reimburse up to $3,300 for lost bags on domestic travel and $1500 for international travel.

If your purchased your flights with a credit card, some credit cards provide lost baggage coverage as well as protection for car rental losses.

3.  Emergency Medical –  This gets tricky.  It is advisable to consider additional travel medical insurance to cover medical emergencies, particularly IF you plan to participate in higher risk activities such as water skiing, scuba diving, and riding personal watercraft, such as waverunners, when traveling abroad.

Let’s say you are on a crewed catamaran charter in the Caribbean.  If you need emergency medivac and treatment, these costs may not be covered by your existing medical insurance.

Jana Sheeder, a yacht charter industry maven and President of 1-800 Yacht Charters and SailAway Yacht Charter Consultants, encourages travelers to check with their existing health insurance provider to determine what is covered when they travel.  It takes only a few minutes to contact them, and it could potentially save you thousands of dollars (and headache).  Says Sheeder,

If your plan does not offer coverage when you are abroad, give serious consideration to purchasing additional medical coverage.”

For more information, visit the website InsureMyTrip.  They represent over 20 insurers with various plans and prices.

So what’s the bottom line?  The financial loss incurred by a cancelled charter is a risk many people can accept, so trip cancellation insurance probably IS NOT necessary;  however, the consideration of medical coverage requires more thought and research.  Major items not covered in your family’s medical plan may necessitate the purchase of travel medical insurance.

How do you feel about travel insurance?  Would you purchase it for your yacht charter vacation or not?  Please share your opinion with us at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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