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Beyonce, Blue Ivy, Jay-Z On Luxury Yacht Charter

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Photograph of Beyonce and Jay-Z boarding a yacht for a vacation. She is wearing a red shirt. He is wearing a white shirt and dark shorts.

Beyonce and Jay Z

While this mommy and daddy are well-known for enjoying numerous week-long mega yacht charter vacations at sea, a simple day excursion on the water was a great introduction for their infant daughter to the yachting lifestyle.

Beyonce, husband Jay-Z, and three month-old daughter Blue Ivy Carter spent the Easter holidays in one of the family’s favorite vacation enclaves – the island of St Barts

The local paparazzi captured the parents boarding a small day charter vessel, with Blue Ivy in her mother’s arms, as they prepared to spend a lazy afternoon on the water.

Locals on St Barts are used to seeing the media power couple once or twice a year, their chartered superyacht docked along the quay.  For the short Easter weekend, the family elected to stay in shoreside accommodations.  But the yachting “itch”  is powerful, and the couple took a perfect-weather day as an opportunity to go boating in the afternoon – and to take along their daughter for her first boat ride.

Perhaps we’ll see the family back in St Barts at year-end, enjoying another New Year’s Eve yachting vacation. 

HOW TO RENT A YACHT 

In conclusion, reserve your yachting vacation in St Barts today.  Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Destination Caribbean: Where is St Barts?

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BEYONCE AND JAY-Z RENT PRIVATE YACHTS

Photograph of Jay Z and Beyonce on a boat ride. JayZ is wearing a blue and white horizontally striped short sleeved shirt and white pants. Beyonce is wearing a white tank top and her long hair is down. Jay-Z is waving to the camera. Beyonce is smiling.

Pop superstars Beyonce and Jay Z enjoy a boat ride during a yacht charter

 

 

Want to experience a Caribbean yacht charter like a celebrity?  Then look no further than the exclusive island of Saint Barthélemy, better known as St Barts.

Aerial view of the island of St Barts in the Caribbean. There are many sailboats and motoryachts at anchor and in the marina.

Aerial view of beautiful St Barts in the Caribbean


BEAUTIFUL ST. BARTS

Why is St Barts so popular?  It is always sunny with very little rain. The tiny island has become famous for celebrity sightings. In specific, especially during the year-end holidays. This is where all-night New Year’s Eve yacht hops and parties capture the attention of the global newswires.  

 

Photograph of Gwen Stefani talking on the telephone while standing at the back of a yacht. She is wearing a long flowing skirt and a bikini top. Her blonde hair is up on top of her head, and she is wearing white sunglasses

Singer Gwen Stefani talks on telephone at the back of yacht

 

CELEBRITY PLAYGROUND

A playground for billionaire superyacht owners and pop culture icons, the scene in St Barts between Christmas and New Years is unlike anywhere else in the world.  From Mariah Carey and Sean “P Diddy” Combs, to Beyonce , Jay Z and Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore. All have spent time lounging on the sundeck of a multi-million dollar luxury mega yacht charter vessel dockside in the island’s Gustavia marina.

 

Photograph of motoryacht A from the back. Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore are leaving the yacht to go to St. Barts. The yacht is facing away in the photograph. You can read the large "A" on the back lower left side of the yacht., in grey script.

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore seen leaving unique motor yacht A to go ashore in St Barts

 

HOLLYWOOD SOUTH

So just where is St Barts, the island paradise dubbed, “Hollywood South?”

 

 

WHERE IS ST. BARTS?

The island of St. Barts is popular. Specifically, where is it located?  St. Barts is a tiny island situated in the French West Indies.  Located 17°55’ north and 62°50’ west, just below the Tropic of Cancer, and north of the chain of the Lesser Antilles.  Puerto Rico is 240 km (about 160 miles) to the west. 

Map of the Caribbean. Drawing.

St. Barts – Caribbean map

 

 

ALL ABOUT SAINT BARTS

St. Barts lies 35 km southeast of Saint Martin, separated by the Saint-Barthélemy Channel. It lies northeast of Saba and St Eustatius, and north of St Kitts. Some small satellite islets belong to St. Barts including Île Chevreau, Île Frégate, Île Toc Vers, and Île Tortue. A much bigger islet, Île Fourchue, lies to the north of the island, in the Saint-Barthélemy Channel. Other nearby islets include Coco, the Roques (or little Turtle rocks), and Sugarloaf.  

Seven thousand kilometers separate St Barts from Paris, but it is just 2500 from New York (about a 4 hour flight).

 

HOW TO RENT A YACHT?

Why not rent a private yacht and join your favorite celebrities this winter for a week in a tropical paradise?  Contact the SailAway and 1-800 Yacht Charters destination professionals at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ for more information.

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Low Demand Keeps Luxury Yacht Charter Rates Under Pressure

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Photograph of the marina in St. Barths in the Caribbean. Basin is full of sailboats and powerboats of all sizes and colors. Mountains surround the marina on 3 sides

CLIENT COMMENTS

Yesterday, a client texted us from his 170 foot Feadship yacht charter vessel. “@anchor next 2  yacht Eclipse n Rising Sun…no 1 else here!” 

Normally, with less than a week before New Year’s Eve, the quay at Port du Gustavia is already packed with yachts, stern-to and packed like sardines, side-by-side.  The annual St Barts yacht charter scene is the place to be, as A-list celebrities and corporate CEO’s spend the week yacht-hopping and partying. 

Photograph of Gwen Stafani and Gavin Rossdale relaxing on a yacht. The photo does not include any background details. It's just a photo of the two of them on a white boat, seated on plush white seating. Gwen has her right arm propped above her head and is wearing a sun visor. Gavin is wearing a cap on his entire head. Both are in dark sunglasses

NO TRAFFIC

So far this week, the big names – and big boats – have not arrived.

A recent yachting industry report ads credence to the first-hand observations in St Barts.  The annual Superyachting Index analyses the global luxury yacht industry. The Index has three sections (new construction, brokerage, and charter) and covers yachts 80 feet and larger.

 

COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENTS

According to industry maven, Jana Sheeder, President of SailAway Yacht Charter Consultants and 1-800 Yacht Charters,

“A lack of demand continues to put downward pressure on charter rates. A weak global economy coupled with a significant increase in the number of available yachts for hire means more yachts are competing for charter business.  Add to this a host of other heavily-discounted vacation options, such as upscale villa and resort ski packages, and the number of clients electing to go boating has dwindled to 2006 recession levels.”  

 

INDUSTRY SIZE

The Index supports Sheeder’s assertions.  The size of the yacht charter industry grew more than 23 percent in 2010. As of 2009, there were about 850 yachts available for charter. In 2010, the number of yachts available rose to 1,049.

This trend is especially evident in the category of yachts from 30 to 50 meters (about 100 to 165 feet). There was a 28 per cent increase in the number of these yachts on the charter market in 2010. Consequently, the same market segment saw a reduction of 10.7 per cent in weekly base rates.

 

YACHT SALES

In addition, the overall number of charter weeks sold worldwide in 2010 decreased by 9 percent from those of 2009. That means that in addition to increased competition, there were fewer clients booking.

All luxury travel companies are looking forward to a healthier economy.

 

HOW TO RENT A YACHT

For further information about the global megayacht market, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters President Jana Sheeder.  Email her directly at jsheeder@1800yachtcharters.com. Feel free to use our contact form at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Rihanna Tweets During Yacht Charter

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Photograph of celebrity, Rihanna, in a white one-piece swimsuit on a yellow powerboat. There is a large white yacht in the background (blurred out).

RIHANNA on a boat

RIHANNA GOES YACHTING

Most celebs hope to avoid the paparazzi and the press during their summer Mediterranean yacht charter vacations.   Not so for music superstar Rihanna.

MOTORYACHT LATITUDE

While on holiday this week, onboard the 52-meter Benetti yacht LATITUDE,  Rihanna is happily sharing her pics of herself with her fans via Twitter.

OFF THE COAST OF SARDINIA

The Barbados-born singer is chillaxin on the Italian-built superyacht with two of her BFFs off the coast of Sardinia.  Nearly 23 million Twitter followers can share in her adventure.

TWITTER COMMENT

Accompanying one of the photos, Rihanna Tweeted, “New day, new experiences, new lessons, [second]  chance at life!”

ONBOARD AMENITIES

Motor yacht LATITUDE features many onboard amenities.  For instance, an elevator, private outdoor entertainment areas, and a sundeck gymnasium. 

YACHT DESIGN 

Exterior design by Stefano Natucci.  Interiors by Mauro Izzo.  She is a Benetti-built Italian yacht.

ACCOMMODATIONS

LATITUDE accommodates up to 12 guests.  She is operated by a crew of 13.

RATE

Rates to charter M/Y LATITUDE begin at € 231,000 per week. 

 

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

Please contact us to plan your yacht charter vacation.  Click https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ to reach 1-800 Yacht Charters now.

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