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Builder of Boats For Crewed Catamaran Charters Turns 30

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While the recent Paris boat show was an opportunity for bareboat yacht charter lovers to discover the new Lagoon catamaran 39, a more important milestone was celebrated – the 30th birthday of Lagoon Catamarans.
The builder celebrated their shipbuilding birthday at the French show, which ran from December 7 to 15.
The first Lagoon catamaran model was delivered in 1987.  Now, over 3,000 Lagoon catamarans have splashed down around the world. 
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For three decades, the company has been a leader in design innovation. A few examples:
1997
Lagoon invents vertical windows for the Lagoon 410 catamaran, adding welcoming light and a feeling of more volume.
2004
No one had ever seen or heard of a flybridge on a sailing catamaran.  That is, until Lagoon installed one. Now, a decade later, all Lagoons 45’ and larger are equipped with a flybridge.
2006  
The first hybrid-powered cruising catamaran is introduced to the market – the Lagoon 420.
2009  
The Lagoon 620, the benchmark for crewed catamaran charters was introduced. Ask any charter broker their preferred vessels for a Virgin Islands yacht charter vacation, and they will probably point to Lagoon 620 sail catamaran AVALON and luxury sailing catamaran CROCODILE DADDY
2013  
The new Lagoon 39 and 52 models, featuring innovation by VPLP naval architects, have the masts pushed back aft for comfort, performance, and easy handling. 

Happy 30th birthday, Lagoon!  Thank you for all that you’ve done for the catamaran charter industry — here’s to another 30 years.

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Come explore the Virgin islands this winter from the comfort of the wide deck of a crewed catamaran yacht.  For more information, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/.

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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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UPDATED: United Airlines Flights to St. Lucia. Good News For Caribbean Yacht Charter Clients

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UPDATE!  Current Domestic Flights on American Airlines for your St Lucia Yacht Charter Experience!  

For US-based travelers, here is the March 2017 updated list of major cities with American Airlines service to St Lucia:

 

From:                                                             To:

Boston, MA (BOS)                                         Castries LC (UVF)

Chicago, IL (ORD – O’Hare)                        Castries LC (UVF)

Cleveland, OH (CLE)                                    Castries LC (UVF)

Detroit, MI (DTW)                                       Castries LC (UVF)

Houston, TX (IAH – Intercontinental)       Castries LC (UVF)

Los Angeles, CA (LAX)                                 Castries LC (UVF)

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)

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The idea of enjoying a Caribbean yacht charter in St. Lucia just got a whole lot easier, as 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.

caribbean yacht charter clients can now fly to St. Lucia with United Airlines
Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters welcomed the news.  “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 will be treated to the views of the spectacular twin mountains known as the Pitons.  The island is also known for its uncrowded volcanic beaches, quaint fishing villages, reef-diving sites, and lush rainforests and waterfalls.

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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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To charter your own private luxury yacht in St. Lucia (or the Bahamas, the South of France, the Italian Riviera, Croatia and Sardinia, Greece, Turkey, Southeast Asia, the South Pacific or beyond), contact 1-800 Yacht Charters by calling 1-800-YACHTCHARTERS (922-4824), via our online yacht charter form, or by email to info@1800yachtcharters.com .  Our Team is truly honored to work with you.

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World’s Largest Catamaran Nears Completion

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Aerial photograph of sailboat catamaran at anchor in a private cove. It is anchored next to a motoryacht. The motoryacht looks tiny next to the giant catamaran.

HEMISPHERE SAILBOAT 

Sail yacht HEMISPHERE  is one of the world’s newest and largest yachts.

 

WORLD’S LARGEST CATAMARAN

She is 145 feet long.  Sailing yacht Hemisphere qualifies as the world’s largest luxury sailing catamaran. Hemisphere was built in the UK by the Pendennis Shipyard.  This multihull features the naval architecture of Van Peteghem Lauriot Prévost (VPLP).  They are additionally the designers of the 33rd America’s Cup winning multihull.

Michael Leach Design studios handled the interior. Insiders report an innovative design.  Her creation blends speed and stability with space and contemporary style.

EXTERIOR AND WATERTOYS

Decks are uncluttered.  Visible deck hardware has been minimized.  The 190 foot tall mast soars free of spreaders.  All lines are concealed internally. Tenders are stowed out of sight.  The port transom houses a full watersports complement.  The scuba dive locker is served by a large hydraulic swim platform.

DRAFT

Catamaran Hemisphere has a draft of under 10 feet.  She can cruise shallow draft destinations, therefore, she is ideal for Bahama yacht chartersIn other words, she’s perfect for all shallow areas in the Caribbean.

 

EXTERIOR

The big Cat features a spacious flybridge.  Besides that, she includes a jacuzzi, sunpads, and shaded dining.  It also has a roomy indoor/outdoor living area on the main deck.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Five cabins with ensuite bathrooms are on the yacht.  For instance, it offers accommodations for 10 to 12.  Additionally, a professional crew of 8 operates the yacht.

 

RATE FOR YACHT CHARTER

Charter activity commences this winter, 2011, in the Caribbean. Equally important, her rates start at €175,000 per week.

HOW TO BOOK A CATAMARAN CHARTER

In conclusion, be among the first to charter the world’s largest catamaran. Contact our destination specialists HERE  today.

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