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28 Passenger Superyacht To Make St. Martin Yacht Charter Debut This Winter

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The 82.50 meter motor yacht O’MEGA, one of the very few private luxury yacht charter vessels in the world with the capacity for over 12  guests, is heading to the Caribbean for the very first time this winter.

Re-launched in 2004 after a complete remodel from a near-bare hull, super yacht O’MEGA underwent a major refit in 2009, and has had continuous upgrades every year since.  With an excellent crew-to-guest ratio, there are 30 crewmembers onboard to attend to 28 guests in 14 guest staterooms.

O'Mega superyacht underway

While in the Caribbean from early December, 2016 through April 2017, her weekly charter rate is  €525,000 + running expenses.  There is a two week minimum fee for charters during Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

The only other +12 passenger superyacht considering relocation to the Caribbean for the winter is the 36 passenger motor yacht CHRISTINA O, as her owner has expressed interest in the emerging Cuba yacht charter marketplace (now that travel restrictions between the governments of the United States and Cuba have been eased).








Christina O Motoryacht underway

With so few large-capacity yachts in the Caribbean this winter, we expect strong demand for both of these vessels in the area of St. Martin, particularly for St Barts yacht charter clients who invade the small island to celebrate the New Year.

1-800 Yacht Charters has dozens of luxury yachts available in the Caribbean this winter.  Let us Deliver The Superyacht Experience™ to you and your family and friends this winter.  For more information on yacht charter vessels and destinations, go to now.

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Charter Market Welcomes Superyacht VAVA II

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Profile photograph of solid white superyacht VAVA II. She is facing the left side of the photograph. There is a hill and green grassy area behind her. Looks like New England.

Superyacht VAVA II



This superyacht arrives September 2011.  Important to realize, her proud owner and charter market eagerly await her arrival.  Presenting 2012 motoryacht VAVA II.  She is a product of Pendennis Plus (formerly Devonport Yachts).  The lady is 96 meters in length.  She is one of the largest built in the UK.



To begin with, her name was Devonport Project-55.  She features a Redman Whitely Dixon exterior. Her interiors are Remi Tessier designs.



Sea trials are complete. The yacht soon joins the global charter market.   She has a SOLAS-36 passenger ship regulation build.  The yacht sets a new standard in the charter market. 



Another large-capacity yacht for rent is 36-passenger motor yacht CHRISTINA O (has yacht video).  Additionally, 40-passenger motor yacht LAUREN L can be chartered. Lastly, 26-passenger motor yacht SHERAKHAN is a favorite of large families. 


In conclusion, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at for more info or to rent a yacht TODAY.

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Famous Superyacht Owner Says He Makes Stupid Money

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The cover of Vanity Fair magazine, featuring Johnny Depp, who is a yacht owner

Johnny Depp, yacht owner

A well known owner of a Mediterranean yacht charter vessel charges nearly €100,000 per week. In specific, to rent his yacht.  His day job brings him vast sums of money, however.

Actor Johnny Depp is the owner of the 156′ motor yacht VAJOLIROJA.   Depp opens up about his staggering paychecks. In specific, in the November issue of Vanity Fair magazine.

“Basically, if they’re going to pay me the stupid money right now, I’m going to take it,” he admits in the magazine article.  “I have to. I mean, it’s not for me. Do you know what I mean? At this point, it’s for my kids. It’s ridiculous, yeah, yeah. But ultimately is it for me? No. No. It’s for the kids.”

Depp shot to the top of the list of Hollywood’s highest paid actors. This is thanks to the stellar success of Disney‘s Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise.   Depp is mum on the size of his Pirates “ransom.” A recent report puts his total take in the $300 million range.  This is due to a gross-profit-sharing deal brokered with Disney. To date, the four-film franchise has tallied $3.7 billion in worldwide receipts.  Depp to star in a 5th installment. 

Photograph of brown and white old-fashioned motoryacht owned by Johnny Depp. Depp headshot with him dressed as a pirate is superimposed into the lower left corner of the photo. He is smiling and holding an old-fashioned pistol up by his chin. The words, 75 $ million, are written over the top of the photos.

Johnny Depp yacht, ValJoLiRoJa

It’s believed Depp’s passion for the sea, and his purchase of a mega yacht charter vessel stems from his years of filming the Pirates movies in exotic locales such as the Bahamas.  His yacht, motor yacht VaJoLiRoJa — the boat’s clever name comes from combining the first few letters of each family member’s name, partner Vanessa Paradis, Johnny, and their kids, Lily-Rose and Jack — is a 156 foot yacht of distinctive character, inspired by the classic gentleman’s yachts of the 1930’s. 

The lavishly-styled interior evokes the romance and glamour of a bygone era (with a few pirate-themed hints throughout).

Relive the Golden Era of yachting on board a classic yacht this winter.  Depp’s yacht VAJOLIROJA is available for hire in the Bahamas or St Martin.  It joins another classic-style Caribbean charter yacht,
sail yacht GERMANIA NOVA

In other destinations, classic-styled sail yacht  MONTIGNE is available in the Far East, and in the Mediterranean, sail yacht ATLANTIC and motor yacht CHRISTINA O are available this winter.  Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at to reserve your yacht today.

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Luxury Yacht | Classic St. Tropez Yacht Charter Sailboat is Spooky Fast

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This month families everywhere are carving pumpkins and making scary costumes for their children, in preparation for All Hallow’s Eve on Oct 31st.  Keeping with this theme, we thought it fitting to profile a French yacht charter vessel with the perfect name – sailing yacht, HALLOWE’EN.

Photograph of a racing sailboat leaning over and racing through splashing waves. The hull of the boat is white, and the deck is chestnut brown. The sails are white with thin horizontal brown stripes



  • SHIPYARD: William Fife
  • MODEL: Bermudan Cutter
  • YEAR: 1926
  • LENGTH: 68.9ft – 21m
  • BEAM: 14.5ft – 4.42m
  • ENGINES: 1x80hp
  • TOP SPEED: 11kts (20km/h.)
  • CRUISING SPEED: 8kts (15km per hour)
  • CONSUMPTION: 8L per hour (at cruising speed)
  • CREW: 3


Hallowe’en is a classic sailing yacht designed and is as fast as any spooky goblin or ghost.  She finished in 4th place overall, in a field of 68 yachts, on the 2011 AFYT racing circuit.

The yacht is available for both classic regattas (Trophée Panerai, Régates Royales de Cannes, les Voiles de Saint Tropez) as well as day charter for up to 12 guests.



With her uncluttered deck and timeless mahogany interior furnishing, SY Hallowe’en combines outstanding performance – up to 11 knots under sails – with gracious living.



Charter the ex Norwegian Racing Clubs official yacht and enjoy a unique sailing experience.

  • Hallowe’en is a coded vessel (SCV2) with all necessary safety requirements updated and certified annually.
  • On board cuisine catering to personal tastes with an emphasis on fresh Mediterranean produce.
  • Mediterranean Racing circuit covering French Riviera, Italy, Sardinia, Corsica, Barcelona, Majorca, Mahon, Monaco.
  • CD/IPOD stereo system with deck speakers
  • Zodiac tender with 15 horsepower 4 stroke engine.
  • Snorkel gear
  • Easy access to and from water via swimming ladder
  • New race sails 2010/2011



Other classic yachts for hire exist. For instance, sail yacht GERMANIA NOVA and Jackie Onassis famous yacht CHRISTINA O.  



For charter rates and more information, please contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at

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Mediterranean Fleet Looks for Strong Finish

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Photograph from land of Lady Lola, a huge superyacht, at the marina in Portofino, Italy, with many other yachts.



With children going back to school throughout Europe, September marks the end of the summer cruising season in the Mediterranean.  Before the yachts get underway to relocate to the Caribbean for the winter, the fleet looks to make one last push to fill the booking calendar by offering special pricing throughout the month.



Here’s a sampling of three magnificent yachts offering discounted rates in September:


First, CHRISTINO O.  At 325 feet in overall length, Motor yacht CHRISTINA O is one of the largest yachts available for hire anywhere in the world.  Accommodations for 35 guests are available in 17 staterooms.  Special:  Weekly rate of €455,000 is reduced to €400,000.

Additional special
Book one week in September, and SailAway will donate €3,000 in your name to the Dubois Child Cancer Fund founded by yacht designer Ed Dubois.

Currently available in the Western Mediterranean.  Suggested ports of call are Nice, Monaco, San Remo, Portofino, as well as the islands of Corsica and celebrity-favorite, Sardinia.


Second, MARAYA –   The 54.20 meter motor yacht MARAYA was built in 2008 and offers accommodations for 12 guests in modern luxury and comfort.  Onboard amenities include a workout gym, vast sundeck, and ondeck Jacuzzi.

Special: Based on a weekly rate of €300,000/week, cruise for 9 days but pay for only 7.

Currently available in the Eastern Mediterranean, this is the perfect yacht for Greece yacht charters.



Third, CLOUD 9 – 60 meter superyacht CLOUD 9 was a big winner at the 2010 ShowBoats Design Awards, taking  home awards for Best Exterior Design, and Best Interior Recreational Area.  With a watertoys list to satisfy the most discerning guests, this yacht is a truly exciting edition to the international rental market.

Special:  Based on a weekly rate of €357,000/week, cruise for 9 days but pay for only 7.

Currently available in the Eastern Mediterranean, the yacht is willing to relocate for a Croatia yacht charter.



September is the last chance to enjoy the warm summer waters of the Mediterranean.  Contact our destination experts today to review ALL of the last-minute special offers on both motoryachts and sailing yachts throughout the Med.

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Superyacht Rules Benefit Large Groups

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Photograph of a yacht under construction.

Superyacht Under Construction


We welcome new safety rules for the construction of superyachts.  These apply to the mega yacht charter marketplace. Specifically, for charter party yachts of more than 12 passengers.




BV, Bureau Veritas, is the international classification society.  The Bureau updated the set of classification rules for yachts.  The rules cover multiple things. For instance, design, material and equipment certification. They also cover construction surveillance at the shipyard.  In addition, standards apply to yacht charter vessels of over 12 passengers.

These new standards bridge the gap between international conventions applying to passenger ships and yacht industry standards.



Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters says new regulations are long overdue.

“We’ve been fighting for new standards for a long time. The regulatory environment for luxury yacht charter vessels carrying more than twelve passengers has been confusing for years. Costly conventions developed for passenger vessels like cruise ships carrying hundreds of passengers were forced upon superyachts clearly built for large families and corporate charters.”

Photograph of a girl with microphone being filmed. She is speaking on the top deck of a yacht. A film crew holding cue cards stands in front of her, out of camera view.

Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters, being filmed at Palm Beach International Yacht Show

According to Sheeder, the cost of compliance to non-conforming standards means charter yachts with the capacity to carry more than 12 passengers have been forced to only accept charters for 12 or fewer passengers.

“Owners of yachts with accommodations for 13 or more guests were hesitant to spend the large sums of money needed to bring their yachts into compliance with cruiseship-level standards.”  

“The result,” says Sheeder, “is that only a handful of mega yacht charter vessels can legally accommodate more than 12 guests. ”     



The new Bureau Veritas rules develop a set of requirements. These are close to the international conventions, but they are customized to the yacht industry standards.  The new regulations result in new charter yachts built to carry between twelve and thirty six passengers.



“The demand is there,” says Sheeder.  “Large, extended families end up renting island villas or staying in resorts when no suitable yachts are available.  Hopefully, the new regulations will result in more available yachts for parties of thirteen or more.”



Yachts currently available for large families include the 36-passenger motor yacht CHRISTINA O.  In addition, the 40-passenger LAUREN L, and the 36-passenger motor yacht MOONLIGHT II are favorites.  The 30-passenger motor yacht RM ELEGANT fits the bill as well.  



In conclusion, large families enjoy yachting on one vessel.  When you are ready to plan  your vacation, please contact Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters at 

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