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3 Yacht Charter Must See Destinations | Luxury yacht charter

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TRIP ADVISOR IMAGES

Our friends at Trip Advisor recently sent us an email.  “Stunning images of 20 awe-inspiring places you must see.”  Most importantly, their members select the locations.

Several of the spots were accessible by yacht.  Additionally, they are easily accessed by land during a luxury yacht charter vacation.

 

FIRST FAVORITE YACHT CHARTER DESTINATION OF 3

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. 

Aerial photo of Pulpit Rock in Norway. Multiple people sitting on top of the giant rock that overlooks water far below

Fjord yacht charters in the summertime certainly remain a popular choice.  Uniquely among European customers from neighboring Soviet countries. 
The Schooner sail yacht MONTIGNE  often offers Norway yacht charter vacations in the summertime.  Her builder is Aegean Yachts.  The 2009 super yacht MONTIGNE is a 57 meter (187 foot) three-masted staysail schooner. She accommodates 12 guests.

Her yacht charter rates start at $140,000 USD per week, plus expenses.

SECOND FAVORITE DESTINATION OF 3

PLITVICE LAKES – Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia.

Founded in 1949, Plitvice is the largest national park in Croatia. Above all, it draws more than 1,200,000 visitors annually.  The park situates in the mountainous area of central Croatia. The national park connects the Croatian inland with the Adriatic coastal region. Most importantly, this is a highly popular yachting destination. On the positive side, the interest in Croatia yacht charters continues to grow.

In view of, each summer, clients look for alternatives to the crowded anchorages and overpriced marinas in France and Italy.Aerial photograph of mountains, green trees, turquoise water, and waterfalls flowing from the lakes

Motor yacht AIR, Benetti MINE GAMES, and James Bond boat, DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER, all spend time cruising the waters of the Adriatic yacht charter coastline.

THIRD FAVORITE YACHT CHARTER DESTINATION OF 3  

SANTORINI – Cyclades, Greece.

You see photographs of blinding-white buildings with blue roofs. These are juxtaposed against a backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea.  In other words, chances are that you are seeing Santorini.  The views of the sea from the terraces of the ancient towns along the cliffs are mesmerizing.  
Arguably the most famous island in Greece, Santorini is easily reachable by yacht.  Its location is just 120 miles southeast from Greece’s mainland.

Photograph of the Greek island of Santorini, showing a row of white homes with rounded blue roofs, a boat moving along in the harbor below, and a mountain in the distance

In addition, popular Greek yacht charter vessels include motor yacht LADY BRITT  and super yacht EXCELLENCE V.

WHAT IS YOUR MUST SEE DESTINATION?

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Benetti Vision 145 Selects Bahamas Yacht Charter Arena for Winter – luxury yacht charter

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BENETTI CHECKMATE

Newly built Benetti motor yacht CHECKMATE, fresh from her inaugural stint in the summer 2013 Mediterranean yacht charter market, has arrived in Fort Lauderdale, in preparation for the upcoming winter season.

VIRGIN ISLANDS YACHT CHARTER

Unlike similar-sized yachts that relocate to the Caribbean to offer Virgin Island yacht charter vacations, M/Y CHECKMATE will be based in Nassau and seek Bahamas yacht charter bookings through May, 2014. Profile of yacht CHECKMATE, facing left. Yacht has black hull with white superstructure

BENETTI VISION 145

Launched earlier this year in Italy, she is the 15th vessel built in the fabled shipyard’s Vision series of semi-custom yachts.  The Benetti Vision 145 yacht CHECKMATE  now joins the many Benetti yacht charter vessels currently in service, such as motor yacht MINE GAMES, and James Bond yacht, DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER .

ACCOMMODATIONS

Five guest staterooms are available onboard.  For instance, a master cabin on the main deck, featuring a King bed.  In addition, ensuite baths featuring his and hers bathrooms.  Next, below deck are four spacious cabins with accommodations for 8 additional passengers.  These cabins contain two Pullman berths, suitable for small children.

FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

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.  

Her owner then plans to send her north next summer.  Specifically, to participate in the New England Martha’s Vineyard yacht charter market.   

RATE

Weekly rates begin at $200,000 per week, plus all expenses.

HOW TO CHARTER A BENETTI YACHT

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Fab Four The Inspiration For Amels Yacht Here Comes The Sun Owner

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Photograph of motoryacht underway. Hull of yacht is beige. Superstructure is white. Waves are lapping at the bottom of the yacht.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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It’s Better In The Bahamas Yacht Charter

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OLD NEWS, BUT ALWAYS WORTH READING ABOUT THE SUPERYACHT EXPERIENCE™

Superyacht Checkmate is just one of the many yachts available for The Superyacht Experience™ by 1-800 Yacht Charters. Enjoy this blog post from 2013!

WHERE SHOULD MY FAMILY GO THIS WINTER?

North American travelers looking for an ocean adventure closer to home might wish to consider a discounted Bahamas yacht charter this winter.

 

A YACHT CHARTER VACATION! WHAT A GREAT IDEA

Benetti Vision 145 yacht CHECKMATE announces a special offer for the remainder of the winter season in the Bahamas, cutting her weekly charter rate from $200,000 to $150,000.   The special rate equates to a 25% savings off the published rates!

We first introduced our readers to this yacht in November, 2013, when she began her inaugural winter charter season in the Bahamas .

Profile of yacht CHECKMATE - facing left. Yacht has a black hull and white superstructure

The Italian-built superyacht boasts beautiful, quality construction. She has a contemporary chic interior design by Francois Surety. Yacht CHECKMATE  is the perfect vessel for a Nassau yacht charter.  She has an on-deck master suite with 180 degree panoramic views. In addition, she boasts zero speed stabilizers, VSAT internet access, and a spacious sun deck equipped with a day head.

 

ACCOMMODATONS

The five guest staterooms include a master cabin on the main deck. The master hosts a King bed, and ensuite baths featuring his and hers bathrooms.

#belowdeck are four spacious cabins with accommodations for 8 additional passengers.  In addition, two Pullman berths, suitable for small children exist onboard.

She is the 15th yacht built in the fabled shipyard’s Benetti Vision 145 series of semi-custom yachts.  This new yacht is poised to join the many Benetti yacht charter vessels currently in service. For instance, motor yacht SWAN  and James Bond yacht, DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER.

 

HOW DO I RENT A YACHT?

Welcome to The Superyacht Experience™!

Enjoy a vacation at sea this winter in the Bahamas.  Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters, a member of The SailAway Group, at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

 

#yachtcharter #thesuperyachtexperience #superyacht

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Italian Builder – New Fast Displacement Megayacht

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SUPERYACHT WITH SPEED AND DISPLACEMENT

The words, “fast” and “displacement” rarely appear in sentences about yachts.   In the first place, displacement yachts tend to be built heavier and wider.  This is to achieve maximum comfort.  Trade-off for this stability at sea is traditionally speed.  However, one builder continues to throw convention to the wind.

Aerial view of a motoryacht underway.

 

BENETTI YACHTS

Italy’s Benetti Yachts, unveils a third generation of fast yachts.  This rounds out an extensive range of vessels.  For instance, class range semi-custom displacement vessels from 93′ to 145′ and custom-built megayachts starting at 45 meters.

WHAT MAKES THEM SPECIAL?

This new fast displacement line of composite vessels includes two models.  Not only Benetti F-140 (2012), but also brand new Benetti F-125.  As with other models, the new line Benetti F-125 is designed to be truly versatile.  In addition, it offers speed when needed, but also offers fuel efficiency and comfort.

 

 

BENETTI CEO COMMENTS

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.”

 

EUROPEAN STYLING

Comfortable luxurious European styling make Benetti yachts popular.  Equally important, yacht charter customers often request Benetti yachts by name.

 

BENETTI YACHTS IN OUR FLEET

There are many popular Benetti motoryacht charter vessels.  For example, SILVER ANGEL,  CHECKMATE, and DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER.  Diamonds Are Forever is the latest James Bond boat to honor the film franchise. Silver Angel is designed specifically for long-range cruising.  Checkmate is a 2013 addition to the #Monaco yacht charter marketplace.

HOW TO RENT A YACHT

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Italian Style Defines Benetti Yacht Charter Fleet

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White hulled Benetti yacht charter boat underway

Benetti Yachts  – For Hire (The Newest and Largest Yachts) 

*  64.50 meter Benetti motor yacht SILVER ANGEL (2009)
*  63.00 meter Benetti motor yacht 11-11 (2015)
*  62.00 meter Benetti motor yacht MINE GAMES (2010)
*  60.95 meter Benetti motor yacht DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER (2011)
*  60.00 meter Benetti motor yacht SWAN (2011)


Benetti Yachts
– The Story

The international luxury auto industry features one country. In specific, one synonymous with trendsetting fashion and style. It is Italy.  Italia.  Think Ferrari.  Maserati.  Lamborghini.  Mentioning these names evokes images of automobiles. Moreover, those 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.

 

HOW TO BOOK A YATCH CHARTER?

Experience the finest in Italian luxury and style on a Mediterranean yacht odyssey.  The Superyacht Experience™, as originally created by 1-800 Yacht Charters.  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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Megayachts – Cyprus to Open First Superyacht Marina in March

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SUPERYACHT MARINA IN CYPRUS

Hoping to take advantage of the growing popularity of non-traditional cruising grounds for Mediterranean yacht charters, the €350 million Euro Cyprus Limassol Marina is nearing completion and will be fully-operational in the first half of 2014.

Aerial photograph of Limassol Marina in Cyprus

 

The first yachts set to arrive in March.  The commercial area will open its doors to the public in June, 2014.

This is special because a superyacht marina is desperately needed in this area.  Both owners and charter guests benefit from the marina.

COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENTS

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.”

ABOUT THE MARINA

The marina will have 650 berths. In specific, 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.

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Cyprus is located in the eastern Mediterranean, off the southern coast of Turkey.  In conclusion, 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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Top Three Hottest Gadgets for 2012 useful on luxury yacht charter vacations

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Photograph of a man's left hand holding a clear flass cellphone. The number pad has white-outlined numbers. The hand is in a "thumbs up" position with the cellphone inside of it.

Glass iPhone Gadget

GADGETS AND YACHTS

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.

 

CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW

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.

 

FIRST, GRIFFIN TWENTY

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.

 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

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.


SECOND, ROKU STREAMING STICK

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.


THIRD, GO PRO Wi-Fi BACPAC

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.

 

LASTLY, WHAT ARE YOUR MUST-HAVE GADGETS?

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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Will Luxury Yacht Charter Market Embrace New Watertoy?

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Photograph of a man and woman riding on a white circraft (a round watertoy). In the background, on the left side of the photo, is a huge mansion on a waterway.

Circraft Watertoy

 

THE SAYING

The saying goes, “up the creek without a paddle.”  But what about without a rudder?

 

CIRCULAR WATERTOY

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.”    

 

JAMES BOND BOAT

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.

 

NO RUDDER?

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. 

 

HOW TO STOP

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).

 

CIRCULAR SPEED

Powered by a small outboard engine, the Circraft can hit maximum speeds of 40 mph and can carry one to two riders.

 

BENETTI YACHTS FOR CHARTER

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. 

 

COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENTS

Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters explains:

“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.”

 

 

CIRCRAFT PRICE

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.

 

BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

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/

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