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Award Ceremony Celebrates Superyachts

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Photograph of World Superyacht Award trophies. They look like little men holding King Neptune pitchforks. Multiple figurines sitting on a tiered table. Background in red, black, and blue.


The finalists for the 2011 World Superyacht Awards have been selected, and many of the newest and largest yachts available for crewed yacht charter have been nominated.



The awards honor the finest new vessels delivered to their owners in the past twelve months.   They are hosted by the editors of Boat International Media.



The awards are considered the “Oscars” of the megayacht industry.  The ceremony is attended by an elite guest list.  For example, attendees include owners from around the globe and the most influential players in the business of boats.




Photograph of superyacht MARY JEAN II


Sixty meter ISA
MARY JEAN II  is nominated for Best Displacement Motor Yacht of 500GT to 1,299GT (approximately 50m – 59m).  She is sure to be a star of the 2011 Croatia yacht charter season. 



The vessel was built, designed, and engineered by International Shipyard Ancona (ISA).  She accommodates up to 12 guests in 7 cabins.  This yacht works with a crew of 14.  MARY-JEAN II features the latest technology and design.  She has a light and spacious interior, and she maneuvers well.  MJ II excels in comfort, interior, and on-deck entertainment. Not only that, but she excels in toys and tenders, and finally, overall efficiency.



The vessel sports a striking Aristo blue hull and Oyster white superstructure.  She utilizes the latest technology, design, and Italian craftsmanship, boasting elegant lines with an impressive stern.  With a beam of 12 meters, M/Y Mary-Jean II offers generous interior volume and comfortable living spaces.



Her contemporary interior was designed by Mark Berryman and features split bamboo paneling and rustic limestone mosaics. She also features classical elements onboard, notwithstanding, a teak backdrop and contrasting wenge wood.  Neutral fabrics are contrasted by more vibrant colors in the owner’s artwork and in colored scatter cushions.



Subsequently powered by twin Caterpillar engines, motor yacht Mary-Jean II can reach a top speed of 16 knots and cruises comfortably at 15 knots.



Contact our 1-800 Yacht Charters reservation team at to secure prime summer holiday dates on this yacht or any other in our inventory.


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Croatia Yacht Charter Vessel Offers 100k Discount

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Cloud 9 motoryacht. Photo taken from the front left side of the yacht as it is running. Waves lapping at the hull. Mountain in background. Black hull. White superstructure.Looking for a last minute European getaway before the kids head back to school?  If you are, one of the most popular Mediterranean yacht charter vessels is offering a deep discount to woo your interest.

From August 15th, motor yacht CLOUD 9 is offering 14 days for the price of 12 – a savings of over €100,000.  To further entice you, the yacht will waive all delivery fees for a cruise in Croatia and/or Greece.

Stylish and exceptionally comfortable with 5-star cuisine, CMN line 60 yacht CLOUD 9 boasts a huge Owner’s suite, a VIP stateroom with a balcony, as well as a gymnasium and plenty of watertoys. 

Oh – we almost forgot, the yacht just installed a brand new waterslide!

Smiling little girl ready to go down inflatable slide from the top of a yacht

Scottish-born Captain, Colin Boyle, has created a special, scenic sample itinerary for a charter commencing in Split and concluding 14 nights later in Zante!  Take a look at the first three days of this Eastern Mediterranean adventure:

Join CLOUD 9 in Split – a 20 minute drive from the international airport.  Immediate departure for a nearby anchorage to swim and relax. Remain at anchor overnight.

Hvar – truly one of the highlights of Croatia. The city has an extraordinary history and a great social atmosphere. The tiny harbor fills quickly with anchored yachts and we must arrive at noon. We’ll dinghy our guests ashore where they will find vineyards, lavender fields, walks and clean beaches. For the evening, Hvar offers great cafes and restaurants – and the best in Croatian wine.  The bars and cafes remain open late into the night.

Depart Hvar for a passage to Korcula, the home of Marco Polo. Once at anchor, the protected bay is the perfect place for a day of watersports and swimming.  After dinner, we’ll dinghy ashore to walk the ancient streets to window shop and listen to the street musicians.

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.


An early morning passage brings us to the Mljet National park, a peaceful, and beautiful anchorage.  Here, we’ll find steep, rocky slopes covered with dense pine forests that hide a 12th century monastery built on a small island in the middle of a lake.  That’s right, an island on an island! The lake is generally 4 degrees warmer than the sea, and a good place to swim. Hiking, guided tours and bike rentals are also available.

All that in the first 4 days – imagine what adventures might be in store for the next 10 days???!



Would you like to charter this gorgeous lady?  Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at right away!

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Genoa Yacht Charter Show Puts Spotlight on Mediterranean Yacht Charter Vessels

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May 8 marked the conclusion of the 21st Annual Genoa mega yacht charter yacht show.  The industry-only event that draws the top luxury charter brokers and charter journalists from around the world. Held at Marina Molo Vecchio, the Genoa boat show showcased 65 mega yacht Mediterranean yacht charter vessels, although it attracted 100 fewer brokers than last year, most likely due to the economy.

The number of megayacht and superyacht vessels that are actually in the show is based on the number that can fit at the available dockage. As is the case each year, several mega yacht owners were disappointed, as a few superyachts were left on the waiting list.

Organized by the Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association (MYBA), many yachting-related vendors set up booths along the docks and represented diverse products, from yacht insurance to hotel and tourism destinations. The most common yachts desired for Mediterranean yachting vacations are motoryachts, in contrast with the private sailing yachts that dominate the Caribbean yacht charter marketplace.  Supporting this distinction, the majority of yachts in the Genoa show were motoryachts, with the largest being the 70+ meter superyacht models, Boadicea and Haida G.

Genoa Yacht Charter Show 2009

There were also a number of new yachts with new crew at the show, which bodes well for an industry aching to expand beyond the economic downturn.  New private luxury charter yachts include LEO FUN, BIG CITY, PAOLYRE, SALU, SLIPSTREAM, and many more.

While the 2008 season was sluggish due to the global economic meltdown, many brokers in attendance cite an uptick in the number of inquiries for a summertime charter.  Indeed, brokers, owners, and crew are all optimistic for a rebound in luxury mega yacht charter vacations this summer.

The buzz on the docks this year seemed to be the increased interest by both yacht owners and charter customers to explore more areas outside of the standard cote d’azur yacht charter locale.  As potential charter customers inquire about Croatia yacht charter vacations and Greece yacht charter outings, the word begins to filter back to the yacht owners via the charter brokers.  As more clients express interest in a region, more owners are then willing to relocate their megayachts to non-traditional destinations such as Turkey, Greece, and Croatia, for a portion, if not the entire summer charter season.

To learn more, contact 1-800-YACHTCHARTERS.  Prime high season dates remain available on many of the newest yachts and largest yachts in the world’s best destinations.

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iPad App Touts Builder’s Mega Yacht Charter Vessels

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Galactica Super Nova profile by 1-800 Yacht Charters


Dutch builder Heesen Yachts is an innovator.  Heesen is the first Dutch shipyard to use aluminum alloy for the construction of yacht hulls.  It is a global-leader in the design, engineering and build of high performance, all-aluminum motor yachts.


Heesen launched an iPad superyacht app.  First, users browse an extensive gallery of Heesen’s latest launches.  These yachts range from 37 to 65 meters.  Second, the app includes basic specifications and features of every yacht in the Heesen fleet. Finally, it includes a selection of movies and images of very latest Heesen projects.



In conclusion, the Heesen iPad yacht app gives info about the builder and its yachts. Users can compare up to four images at a time, and can email individual images to their friends and contacts.



Largest yachts for charter can be accessed by the app, for example, the 2011 55-meter motor yacht QUITE ESSENTIAL.  Additionally, the 47 meter motor yacht RAASTA, and the star of the Croatia yacht charter summer season, the 47.70-meter Heesen motor yacht LET IT BE.

Look for more builders to take Heeson’s lead and introduce their own superyacht apps in the near future…



Charter the yacht that can be piloted directly from an iPad device.  P Diddy (Puff Daddy – Sean John – Sean Combs) rented the iPad-controlled motor yacht SOLEMATES, and so can you!    Contact our, “Yacht Geek Squadron” at for more details on chartering your own private luxury yacht.

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Luxury Sailboat Discount for June Croatia Charters

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Matelot sailboat photo. Picture taken from the right side. Boat is under sail, and she is leaning toward the camera. Sails deployed.  White superstructure. Blue hull. Sleek yacht.


Yacht charter special! Sailboat MATELOT has a 20% discount for June, 2011 bookings.



The 80′ sailing yacht MATELOT  joins the Croatia yacht charter fleet.  She is offering a €5,000 discount for all weekly rentals for June. Charters must be confirmed between now and April 30, 2011.  The yacht’s regular weekly rate is € 25,000. This rate is plus all running expenses.  The yacht was built in 2005 and refit in 2010. She is is in like new condition. She spent the winter in the shipyard in New Zealand. 



She has Italian styling by Nauta Design. Her architecture is by Farr Yacht Design.  The yacht is a Southern Wind 80. She offers 3 comfortable guest staterooms.  Matelot is the ultimate in performance sailing. 



The yacht has a full beam master stateroom.  This room is located forward of the panoramic deck salon.  The stateroom features a walkaround king bed.  Additionally, it has a settee and vanity writing desk.  It features an ensuite bath with stall shower.

She has 2 identical guest cabins amidships.  They are aft of the salon.  Each similarly has twin lower single beds and ensuite heads.  The heads have stall showers.

Crew quarters and galley are fully aft with separate companionway. 



Veteran British crew are Captain Angus Fuller and Chef Jessie Fuller.  They have several charter season experience in Croatia and the Adriatic. They are joined by an additional crewmember.



Mrs. Seven joins MATELOT in offering discounted charters.  She is a 30 meter vessel for 8 guests.  This yacht gives a 33% discount off high-season rates for sailing vacations in Croatia. The special is for now through May 15, 2011.



In conclusion, what do you think of yachting sailing in Croatia? Contact us for itinerary suggestions and to book a discounted sailing vacation.  Book now at

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New Croatia Yacht Charter VAT Regulations

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Photo of harbor full of anchored sailboat hulls



Back in January, 2014, we alerted our clients to new rules regarding a VAT increase imposed on Croatia yacht charter rentals.  At that time, the government increased the VAT rate from 10 % to 13%, to help combat the country’s economic woes.

To offset this tax burden, we encouraged our clients to commence their charters in nearby Montenegro, then cruise into Croatian waters, tax-free.

Alas, good things sometimes come to an end…

Effective this month, new regulations take effect and eliminate the loophole that allowed tax-free cruising in Croatia.



In February, the Croatian Ministry of Maritime Affairs announced the regulations that govern the Croatia yacht charter market would be amended to, “…bring the regulations in line with other European Union Member States.”  The main change was the imposition of VAT on charters starting outside of Croatia.

As succinctly  explained by 1-800 Yacht Charters company president,  Jana Sheeder,

“As of May 1st, 2018, charters commencing outside Croatia that then cruise into Croatia, will now have to pay 13% VAT on the time spent in Croatian waters.”


The new regulations are not retroactive.  Thus, any charters booked prior to the regulation change are exempt.



On a positive note, other regulation changes designed to encourage an increase in yacht charter Croatia activity will also go into effect.  The government has lifted the restriction that banned non-European Union charter yachts under 40 meters from chartering in Croatia.  As explained by Rory Jackson of SuperyachtNews, “These restrictions, which prohibited non-EU commercial vessels under 40m chartering in Croatia, had been implemented to bolster the domestic market. However, they proved to be more costly than beneficial.”

Non EU flagged yachts under 40 meters will need to secure a charter license to operate in Croatia. The license will be required even if the charter starts outside Croatia.

Are you considering a private yacht charter vacation in Croatia or elsewhere in the Mediterranean this summer?  Click for a sampling of superyachts available this summer.

Come enjoy The Superyacht Experience as only 1-800 Yacht Charters can deliver!

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SAVE – Yacht Quaranta Reduced Croatia Charter Prices

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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.



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!



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."



  • 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.





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.


€109,000 per week




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




  • 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.



• 5.20m Williams Sport Jet 520 Tender (2016)

• 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


In conclusion, are you ready to charter a superyacht today?  Click  to reserve QUARANTA in Croatia for a once in a lifetime Superyacht Experience with your family and friends RIGHT NOW.

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Summer Savings | Yacht Charter Deals

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Banner that says Don't Miss Out! Summer Savings. Summer savings is in orange, and don't miss out is in teal. It is set on the backdrop of a sand beach and blue sky. It's a drawing.


Summer winds down.  Therefore, many Mediterranean yacht managers look to fill gaps in their booking calendars.  August represents the end of high season.  During that time are great deals for last minute getaways. For instance, 30% to 50% below published rates offered.

Photograph of a dark blue motoryacht at anchor. She is a classic style, and she has a yellow chimney on the roof.

Motor yacht SEAGULL II (54 meters / 12 guests) – from now until August 25th, this incredible Croatia yacht charter vessel is offering 9 days for the price of 7 –  € 105,000 (save over 20%).



Motor yacht IONIAN PRINCESS (45.73 meters / 12 guests) – when it comes to memorable Greece yacht charters, this vessel is your home away from home.  The yacht has a gap from August 15th to September 2nd for any charters between Athens, the Ionian Islands, Croatia and Venice. The longer you go, the greater your savings:

14 days – € 225,000 (30% discount)
10 days – € 185,000 (19% discount)
7 days –   € 140,000 (12.5% discount)



Photograph of motoryacht Moonmaiden II. She is facing the right side of the photo. There is a brown mountain behind her.
Motor yacht MOONMAIDEN II (39 meters / 10 guests) – this classic yacht is available for the gap from now until August 18th (in the South of France / Corsica) at € 35,000 per week (regular rate € 56,000 per week – a savings of nearly 40%).  After September 14th, the yacht is available at a discount of 50% off the low season rates.  Pay just € 26,000 per week for any charter moving in the direction of Sicily, north towards the South of France.




Photograph of the swim platform on a dark blue yacht. A man is diving into the water. A woman is sitting on the swim platform and smiling at the diver.
Motor yacht ASHA (28 meters / 8 guests) – splash into summer savings onboard this sexy, modern yacht.  Available in the Western Mediterranean, any August (high season) charters will be priced at low season rates.  Asha’s charter rate WAS €47,000 per week…NOW €40,000 per week

Prices include yacht and crew.  Meals, bar, dockage, fuel, and other running expenses are additional.  Taxes may be extra, depending upon the yacht and the point of embarkation. 




Take advantage of these and many more last minute specials. Contact our destination specialists HERE and ask for the best available rates for your preferred travel dates!

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Sunseeker 88 For Croatia Yacht Charters

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Profile photograph of Sunseeker 88 motoryacht Gatsby underway. Black hull, white superstructure. There is a mountain in the background. The yacht is headed toward the left side of the photograph.

Sunseeker 88 GATSBY

New to the luxury yacht charter market, we present GATSBY.  She is a stunning Sunseeker 88.  Gatsby is in Montenegro in time for the summer cruising season in nearby Croatia.

The Sunseeker 88 motor yacht GATSBY is ready to go and offers a wide-open calendar through June,  July and August.


The 27 meter yacht is operated by a crew of 4.  She accommodates 8 guests in 4 staterooms. 


Gatsby has ample onboard watertoy activities. For instance, a high-performance Williams Jet 445 performance tender,  a Seabob, and snorkeling and fishing gear.


Weekly rates are Euro €43,000 for July and August and Euro €37,000 all other months.  Running expenses are extra.


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Tips for Traveling with Credit Cards

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Photograph of a stack of 4 credit cards. The bottom card is a gold card, then a black card, then a dark blue card, then a silver card. They are a bit blurred so that you can't read the information. All cards feature chips.

You’ve been planning your Croatia yacht charter for months.  The skipper has called to report that the weather is fantastic, and the yacht’s chef has provisioned the sailboat with all of your favorite foods.  Your bags are packed, and your flight boarding pass is in your coat.  

Now, your focus turns to money – how much cash should you carry, and which credit cards should you take on the trip?

Of course, traveling with too much cash can be dangerous if it is lost or stolen.

Learning to travel wisely with your credit cards can save you time and money. This is especially true when traveling abroad due to currency exchange rates and foreign transaction fees.



First, review fees.  When choosing which credit cards to bring on the trip, take a look at the fees for each card. Select the card or cards with the lowest foreign transaction fees.  Find out about any conversion fees – many credit card companies charge currency conversion fees when you use your card in a country that doesn’t normally transact in U.S. dollars.

Second, reward yourself.   Consider any cards that offer travel rewards; you might as well rack up as many flight miles as possible.

Third, call Your Credit Card Company.  Let them know you’ll be enjoying a luxury sailing charter in the Mediterranean.  The point is not to gloat, but to let them know that your card usage in a foreign place is legit. Otherwise, your card might be denied when you try to purchase something.

Finally, Choose the “Local Currency” Option.  Whether at a shop, taverna, or restaurant, always ask the clerk to process the credit card using the local currency option. If the card gets processed using U.S. Dollars, you may be charged a fee to convert those greenbacks into the local currency.  This is in addition to any foreign-currency transaction fees from your credit card company.



With traveler’s checks a relic of the past and cash too risky to carry, credit cards can be a great convenience when abroad.  Remember to look through your cards and find the one with the lowest fees, and the best rewards points.  A little planning now can save a lot of headaches (and dollars) later…


Note – most mega yacht charter crews do not carry credit card processing equipment onboard, and cannot accept credit cards for the crew’s gratuity.  Click to learn more about customary tipping policies HERE.   


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