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Industry experts predict the continued growth of the yacht charter market in 2016. Retail charter brokers identify new and exciting destinations and opportunities for their clients. With the help of yacht maven Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters, we take a look at 2 more. Unique 2016 yachting vacations are spring’s most epic getaways.
At first glance, the idea of snow skiing and yachting seem mutually exclusive. Typically, if you want to go boating in the winter or spring, you jet off for the warm waters of the Caribbean. Conversely, a ski vacation normally occurs far away from any yachting destinations, in a mountainous area like Vail or Kitzbühel
All the more reason a combination ski trip and yachting holiday is about as unique as it gets, as one of the world’s largest yachts for hire will be offering heli-skiing charters along the coast of the world’s largest island!
The 254 foot ice-breaking Icon motor yacht LEGEND is offering adventure charters in Greenland, from April through June, 2016. She features guest accommodations for 26 passengers – perfect for private groups and large families.
Glaciers and icebergs make Greenland a unique destination. The alpine ranges south of the Arctic Circle in western Greenland are known for coastal heli-skiing on peaks up to 6500 feet (2,000 meters) and skiers can glide almost to the edge where the glaciers meet the sea.
As Jana Sheeder explains, the adventure goes far beyond the slopes.
“Motor yacht LEGEND has been specifically outfitted with a wide array of watersports equipment and toys for exploration. The yacht carries a small submarine for exploring under the ice pack, as well as kayaks, and snowmobiles. If you’re into adventure and exploration, this yacht has tremendous appeal.”
Onboard amenities include a cinema room, Balinese-style spa, gymnasium, and on-deck Jacuzzi large enough for 16 people.
Rates begin at €75900 per day with a 5 day minimum reservation required.
If skiing and polar exploration is not your thing, an exotic warm-weather escape might be more appealing, especially when you throw in one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles.
The world’s largest wooden sailing yacht is offering a rare opportunity to witness a celestial event in an environmentally vibrant, and culturally rich corner of our world.
Sail yacht LAMIMA is offering a 10-day adventure cruising the waters of Raja Ampat, Indonesia where on March 9, 2016 at 8:58am all onboard will witness a full solar eclipse.
“Scientists have said one of the optimal viewing points on the earth to see the full effect of the eclipse is in the area of Raja Ampat,” says Sheeder. “We often encourage our clients to plan their private yacht charter vacations around the full moon, but experiencing a solar eclipse from an ocean vantage point is truly unique.”
Indonesia offers diverse wildlife and world’s best snorkeling and diving sites. Sailing yacht LAMIMA has an extensive watersports inventory including kayaks, paddleboard, and a full inventory of SCUBA gear for both Padi and Nitrox certified divers. The crew includes a spa therapist and a local tour guide.
The ALL-INCLUSIVE 10-night charter rate for the solar eclipse excursion is $200,000 for up to 14 guests. Can’t make it for the big celestial event? The yacht’s regular weekly rate is $140,000. It can be pro-rated for trips as short as 5 days.
Sheeder hopes to organize more unique yachting excursions throughout 2016.
“We deliver The Superyacht Experience™ to our clients. We understand our clients want to immerse themselves and participate in unique cultural events. Skiing in Greenland and witnessing a solar eclipse in Indonesia are perfect opportunities to experience an epic eco-friendly adventure. What a great way to reconnect with family and friends, embrace diverse cultures, and rejuvenate mind, body, and spirit!”
Which destination would you consider for an epic yacht charter? Comment below, and we’ll send you an Eco-Tote to help you save the earth with us!
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Recently, we introduced you to sportfish yacht BIG FISH, an expedition vessel designed for luxury yacht charter with a serious cruising agenda. Edgy, angular, and dramatic, above all, mega yacht BIG FISH is devoted to sea-going adventure.
After making her public debut in the background at the 2010 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show, the vessel has set out on an around-the-world odyssey.
Currently, she is underway to Cape Horn, namely, the southernmost headland of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago of southern Chile. By September, the superyacht will enter the Pacific. She will have undergone an epic 40,000 mile maiden voyage, including the first yacht transit of the fabled Northeast Passage. After which, once in the Pacific, we will arrange charters in Japan.
Few travelers realize Japan’s 6,784 island archipelago stretches 1,700 nautical miles from a New England-like climate in the North (with destinations that better the best of the Mediterranean). It moves to the sub-tropical south, complete with white sand beaches, coral reefs and crystal clear waters to rival the best of the Bahamas and Caribbean.
Finally, the yacht offers accommodations for 10 guests. She is priced from $195,000 per week.
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About a year ago, we rebranded our business with a new focus, driven by our motto, “What if we built our business for Generosity?”
As leaders in arranging Mediterranean yacht charter vacations, along with private yacht holidays throughout Greece and the Caribbean, we recognized an opportunity, and an obligation, to grow our business for the greater social good.
Realizing you can rent a yacht from a number of qualified charter brokers around the world, we came up with a simple reason to book your yacht with us: “Charter a Yacht and Change the World.”
Wow – what a year 2015 turned out to be!
We are so proud of and honored by our clients – both repeat charterers and new customers. They embraced our commitment to sustainability and generosity.
With enthusiasm, they chose our reusable water bottles in lieu of disposable plastic bottles (to help reduce plastic pollution in our oceans). When we told them a portion of their charter cost would be donated to charity in their name, and that we wanted their input in selecting the charity, they were quick to direct multiple donations to their favorite causes.
Thanks to our clients, among MANY other things, we were able to
Looking back, 2015 was a fantastic year. The above items and so many others are just so exciting for us. Helping others is our passion.
We enter 2016 with a number of new yachts and new destinations to offer our clients. We have the brand new expedition yacht LEGEND, available for experiencing Greenland and Norway’s Fjords; and the world’s largest sailing yacht for charter made of wood, the yacht LAMIMA, available in the exotic islands of Thailand and Burma.
Our team is energized to share these yachts and destinations with our clients. Each charter vacation gives our clients a chance to reconnect with family and friends. Additionally, to embrace diverse cultures. Finally, to rejuvenate mind, body, and spirit.
Together, we will make a difference. The Superyacht Experience™ by 1-800 Yacht Charters awaits you. When you choose to live a generous life, you start to change…and so does the world around you!!!
Happy New Year,
#gratitude #giveback #makeadifference
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A spectacular superyacht has a last-minute cancellation. We at 1-800 Yacht Charters are pleased to announce a special opportunity. This is your time to discover Antarctica this January on the world’s largest ice-breaking yacht. She is 77 meter (254 ft) motor yacht LEGEND.
We first introduced our readers to expedition yacht charter vessel LEGEND. We also discussed her upcoming schedule for Antarctica in a blog in October. Owner Jan Verkerk gave the green light to accept reservations in Antarctica through mid February, 2017. The ship is a commercial vessel from 1973. She was then purchased by Verkerk. He outfitted her in 2015-2016 as the ultimate luxury ice-breaker. This enabled charter clients the unique opportunity to explore one of the last great frontiers on the planet earth. This is from the comfort of a luxury yacht charter vessel.
The yacht is packed full of features. For instance, a helicopter and a 3-man submarine. Super yacht LEGEND allows her guests to explore the rare frozen world. She has an entirely new angle. Think of the early explorers who trekked across the frozen tundra in snowshoes and slept in tents!
Intimate gatherings and relaxation can be found in the cinema, the Balinese-themed spa, or bubbling away on deck in the heated Jacuzzi. There’s even a real fireplace in the saloon where you can cozy up and enjoy a good book.
Active guests can get their hearts pumping with a workout in the gym, exploring the ice packs on snow scooters, or hiking and coming face-to-face with the wildlife.
The weekly rate for up to 26 guests is $460,000 plus running expenses, for example, food, fuel, dockage, bar, etc. (In addition, commercial passenger ship local taxes only when applicable). The charter fee includes personal laundry, normal communication costs, hotel supplies and basic internet. In addition, the speed is 248/512 internet speed. Higher internet speed is possible, but not included in the charter fee.
Further details of seasonal rates:
After spending time in Antarctica, equally important, the yacht will head to South America and the Caribbean, then on to the Mediterranean for the summer. Here are her current, confirmed expedition yacht charter vacations, and her schedule.
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