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Our friends at Trip Advisor recently sent us an email with some stunning images of 20 awe-inspiring places you must see. The locations were selected by their members.
Several of the spots were accessible by yacht or could easily be accessed by land during a luxury yacht charter vacation.
From the locations submitted by the members, we’ve selected our favorite three for you to see:
1. PULPIT ROCK – Ryfylke, Norway.
The Pulpit Rock (“Preikestolen” in Norwegian) soars 604 meters over the Lysefjord. This flat mountain plateau, was most likely carved and formed from melting ice over 10,000 years ago.
Her yacht charter rates start at $140,000 per week, plus expenses.
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The 45 meter yacht made her public American debut at the 2013 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, with newly-appointed Captain Phillip Nash onboard for the winter season. At the conclusion of the show, the Italian superyacht repositioned to the Bahamas.
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When it comes to naming a superyacht, the sources of inspiration seem limitless.
Many owners select the name of their spouse, or their children. Others opt for themes, such as romance and affection. Of course, movie-themed names remain popular as well (e.g. John and Jeanette Staluppi and their James Bond yacht selection including DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER, CASINO ROYALE and Benetti yacht SPECTRE, Project FB269.
For the multi-yacht owner of the 83 meter Amels motor yacht HERE COMES THE SUN, the inspiration is musical, and somewhat obvious to most Baby Boomers – songs by The Beatles.
His last two yachts were the 47 meter Heesen yacht LET IT BE and the 65 meter Amels Limited Editions 212 yacht IMAGINE (now renamed re-named INFINITE SHADES).
In a way, the name seems entirely appropriate – this yacht is nothing short of a behemoth, and does seem to be the size of the sun when silhouetted against the evening skyline. The new flagship of the fabled Dutch yard and the first Amels Limited Editions 272, the yacht comes in at 2827 gross tons, more than the 95 meter Lurssen yacht KISMET (2700GT).
Would you like a closer look at the Andre Winch-designed interiors, and Tim Heywood exteriors or superyacht HERE COMES THE SUN? Click https://youtu.be/yY2NS9-b6sU to enjoy our short video production of one of the most spectacular luxury yacht charter vessels available…
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When it comes to yachting, the words, “Fast” and “Displacement” are rarely uttered in the same sentence. In part, displacement yachts tend to be built heavier and wider, to achieve maximum comfort. The tradeoff for this stability at sea has traditionally been speed.
However, one builder continues to throw convention to the wind.
Italy’s Benetti Yachts, has unveiled a third generation of fast yachts, rounding out an extensive range of vessels which currently includes class range semi-custom displacement vessels from 93′ to 145′, and custom-built megayachts starting at 45 meters.
The new Fast Displacement line of composite vessels built by Benetti in Viareggio, Italy includes two models — the Benetti F-140, first introduced in 2012, and the brand new Benetti F-125. The new line Benetti F-125 is designed to be truly versatile, offering speed when needed, but at the same time fuel efficiency and comfort.
In a recent press release, Benetti CEO Vincenzo Poerio touted the new line:
“Many of our clients have requested faster, more versatile, and efficient boats, while maintaining the same level of comfort and customization found in our existing yachts. The new Fast Displacement line is designed precisely in response to these requests, and it rounds out our current offering in the Class Range. We haven’t just created a new series; we have invested time and resources – combining the Benetti’s 140-years of experience in super yachts with the technological know-how of Azimut Benetti Group – to create a new way of heading out to sea.”
Comfort and luxurious European styling make Benetti yachts popular rental vessels. Italian yacht charter customers often request Benetti yachts by name.
Some of the popular Benetti yacht charter vessels include:
Motor yacht SILVER ANGEL – designed specifically for extensive long-range cruising
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In the international luxury auto industry, one country is synonymous with trendsetting fashion and style: Italy. Ferrari…Maserati…Lamborghini… The mere mention of these names evokes images of automobiles designed with sleek exteriors and sophisticated interiors.
The same Italian tradition of excellence and sophistication rings true in the world of yachting: Benetti Yachts.
The Benetti Shipyard is one of the oldest yacht building yards in the world. Founded by Lorenzo Benetti in 1873 the was directed after his death by his sons Gino and Emilio. They renamed the yard Fratelli Benetti and soon gained recognition outside the waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
In the early 1980’s Azimut SpA took over the yard’s management under the name, Azimut Benetti Group. For the past six years, Benetti Yachts has been the largest shipyard in the world in terms of production.
Today, Benetti builds elegant, stylistic yachts from three shipyards in Italy – Viareggio, Fano and Leghorn. Composite motor yachts are offered from 93? to 164? while fully custom steel and aluminum motor yachts start at 47 meters.
There have been dozens of high-quality Benetti yachts produced over the years and accordingly there are a large number of Benetti yacht charter vessels available for hire.
Experience the finest in Italian luxury and style on a Mediterranean yacht odyssey. To book your Mediterranean luxury yacht charter, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/
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Hoping to take advantage of the growing popularity of non-traditional cruising grounds for Mediterranean yacht charters, the €350 million Euro Limassol Marina is nearing completion and will be fully-operational in the first half of 2014.
The first yachts are planned to arrive in March and the commercial area will open its doors to the public in June, 2014.
Jana Sheeder, President and Owner of SailAway Yacht Charters and 1-800 Yacht Charters is eager to offer a new port of call to her repeat clients.
“This is the first superyacht marina in Cyprus, a country located at the crossroads of three continents,” says Sheeder. “Limassol is a city with international panache, and the marina is located in the heart of this community. The berths are directly attached to adjacent villas, making this an ideal location for a shore-and-sea holiday.”
The marina will have 650 berths for vessels up to 115 meters (377 feet) in length.
“We hope to see some of our more popular Eastern Mediterranean yachts now pass through Cyprus,” says Sheeder. Yachts often seen in this region include 2011 Benetti yacht charter vessel motor yacht DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER, and 2010 sail yacht KOKOMO.
Cyprus is located in the eastern Mediterranean, off the southern coast of Turkey. For information about Turkey or Greek yacht charters, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/
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Anyone who follows our daily nautical blogs knows we love two things. Specifically, the world’s largest yachts, and gadgets. We especially like gadgets that can be utilized and enjoyed during a luxury yacht charter vacation.
The 2012 Consumer Electronics Show is underway in Las Vegas. It is time to pick our favorite new gadgets for 2012. Here are our top three new gadgets of CES 2012.
Megayachts like LADY BRITT and DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER feature iPod docking stations integrated into their audio systems. Then there are yachts without centralized audio systems. The Griffin Twenty is a popular addition to onboard entertainment options.
The Griffin Twenty streaming audio device turns any Apple AirPort Express into a full stereo system.
The device has a simple, elegant design, just a plug for the AirPort Express and a large dial for volume. As its name implies, the Twenty has an internal 20-watt amp and outputs for left and right stereo speakers, plus a kickin’ subwoofer. The concept is simple – the dial controls the volume, while the rest of the interface is taken care of through your iPhone, iPad or computer.
Many Caribbean yacht charter vessels offer satellite TV as well as WiFi while dockside. What’s often missing is the charter guests favorite online content.
Using the new HDMI MHL standard, the Roku Streaming Stick plugs into a port on newer TVs. The stick instantly gives any compatible set access to all of Roku’s online content, from providers such as MLB, Netflix, and Pandora. The stick requires no dedicated power, features built-in WiFi, and is set to launch in 2012 for under $100.
You can enjoy a bareboat charter or a vacation on a fully-crewed yacht. Waterproof cameras are a must when yachting. YouTube is saturated with amateur vids of adrenaline junkies riding waverunners, bananas, and zipping along with underwater scooters.
The Go Pro name has become synonymous with adventure/sports photography, and the Wi-Fi BacPac and remote combo kit will users even more control over their favorite cameras. Just snap the BacPac onto an HD Hero2 and you can control the camera from a durable, waterproof wrist-ready remote. Using the Go Pro app, you can also control the camera from a smartphone, tablet, or computer via a peer-to-peer Wi-Fi connection.
The BacPac also lets you stream a live view from the camera to your mobile devices, making sure you’re getting just the right shot.
In conclusion, contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters tech geeks athttps://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ with your favorite new gadgets and apps, and we’ll share your comments with our readers.
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The saying goes, “up the creek without a paddle.” But what about without a rudder?
A British company is hoping their invention will catch on with boaters. Additionally, the yachting community surely likes the idea. What is it? A rudderless saucer-like watertoy called a “Circraft.”
It is round, revolutionary, and radical. The aquatic flying saucer is first, part James Bond boat and second, part personal watercraft. It is similar to a waverunner or jetski.
Aside from its appearance, what makes this new watertoy truly unique is the lack of a rudder for steering. Directional control comes from the operator leaning to one side or the other – lean left go left, lean right and the Circraft will do the same.
Want to stop? Simply flip the throttle to neutral and the saucer will glide to a halt (and like a waverunner or jetski, a safety cut-out cord connects the outboard to driver for safety in the event of any mishap).
Powered by a small outboard engine, the Circraft can hit maximum speeds of 40 mph and can carry one to two riders.
Will we see charter vessels like Benetti motor yacht DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER or the highly-popular James Bond motor yacht CASINO ROYALE replace their conventional waverunners with the Circraft? There are compelling reasons charter vessels may wish to add these water-saucers to their aquasports inventory.
“Personal watercraft are restricted from use in many destinations; for example, passengers on a Virgin Islands Yacht Charter are often frustrated to learn the waverunners on their rented yacht may not be used in the British Virgin Islands. The Circraft is rated as a Category C vessel, similar to a motorized tender, and doesn’t carry the same restrictions that hinder the use of waverunners and jetskis by charter guests.”
Priced from £5,000 (about $7900) plus tax for the boat with 20hp outboard and customized trailer, they are comparable, if not cheaper, in price to most waverunners.
Live the James Bond 007 lifestyle of adventure and exploration. Enjoy the pampered life on a private yacht for hire. In conclusion, contact your brokers at 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/