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The finalists for an international design awards program have been announced and several mega yacht charter vessels lead the pack.
The International Superyacht Society has released its lists of finalists for the 2011 International Design Awards. Four of the five nominees in the Best Power category for yachts 40 to 60 meters in length are charter vessels:
McMullen & Wing motor yacht BIG FISH
Holland Jachtbouw motor yacht Ninkasi (ex-CALLIOPE)
Perini Navi motor yacht EXUMA
Lürssen motor yacht HUNTRESS (x-SOLEMATES )
Based solely on peer review, the International Superyacht Society Design (ISS) Awards celebrate the finest naval architecture, design, interiors, and engineering in the newest yachts in the large yacht industry.
Winners will be announced at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at ISS’s annual International Design Awards Gala at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale.
Explore some of the newest yachts available for hire through SailAway Yacht Charter Consultants and 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now/ and book your yacht charter vacation TODAY
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All doubts were erased about designer once the project was completed. Firstly, motor yacht EXUMA is award-winning. She earned the Motoryacht of the Year at the World Superyacht Awards 2011. Secondly, the 50 meter poweryacht was also named Best Displacement Motoryacht under 500 gross tons. Her builder? The Perini Navi Group, typically known for sailing yachts.
The yacht accommodates 8 to 9 guests, and she is currently in Tahiti. She is available for charter until early August. After some use by her owner, she will again be available from mid September to late October in Fiji.
Exuma has a very low draft. She can access anchorages too shallow for most large yachts. Moreover, her shallow draft enables her to explore the reefs of French Polynesia.
Unique onboard toys include a Hovercraft, underwater Seabob scooter, an electric moped, and Amphibious jeep. Unique, indeed!
In conclusion, are you looking for an unforgettable vacation experience? Are you interested in a unique vacation destination this summer? Come explore French Polynesia on a yacht. Motoryacht Exuma’s owner negotiates rates for last minute bookings! Contact us at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ for more booking details.
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“unparalleled in terms of interior space design and deck organization. There are large spaces dedicated to ensuring privacy among guests, and plenty of room to store the yacht’s sizable watertoy equipment inventory.“
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Some of the newest and largest yachts for hire win awards. They starred at the sixth annual World Superyacht Awards. This was in London, May 7, 2011.
Sixteen new yachts were honored. Nine are available for hire. These are in popular vacation destinations around the world. The 50 meter EXUMA was co-winner of the prestigious,”Motor Yacht of the Year,” with yacht, Eclipse.
The Neptune awards are considered the “Oscars of the yacht industry.” A beautiful evening ceremony took place at London’s historic Guildhall. The distinguished guests attend the glittering gala . For instance, over 500 yacht owners and naval architects. Also included were designers, their families, and friends. With this in mind, it was an amazing event.
Silver Neptune trophies went to owners of sail and motor yachts delivered in 2010. For instance, Kokomo (sailboat) and Sycara V (motoryacht).
Jana Sheeder, President of SailAway and 1-800 Yacht Charters beamed as the final award was announced.
“We are so proud to represent for charter nine of the winning yachts,” said Sheeder. “This is a great testament to the talents and keen eye of our charter department. Our team spends countless hours identifying potential yachts for hire. We look at nearly one hundred vessels each year, hoping to discover 10 to 20 new yachts that exemplify elegant design and luxurious amenities. It is these yachts – the best of the best – that we present to our clients for their yachting vacations.”
TWO DECK SEMI-DISPLACEMENT OR PLANING MOTOR YACHT
Winner: Framura 2
MOTOR YACHT OF THE YEAR
30 meters to 44.99 meters
In conclusion, isn’t it time you embarked on a cruise on a private yacht? Contact our destination specialists at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ for a yachting getaway.
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As the year draws to a close, luxury yacht charter maven Jana Sheeder, President of SailAway Yacht Charter Consultants and 1-800 Yacht Charters, is beaming.
“We’ve closed our year with the addition of 40 brand new 2011 models to our global network of yacht charter vessels. The largest of our new offerings is the 81 meter Feadship motor yacht AIR, followed by Proteksan Turquoise yacht TALISMAN MAITON (ex-Talisman C) and Rossi Navi motor yacht HIGH POWER III (ex-Numptia), both 70 meters in overall length.”
Sheeder’s companies have a reputation of offering the newest and largest yachts in the world’s best destinations. She and her teams spend countless hours identifying potential charter yachts.
“Rarely do we add any yacht to our fleet that is more than two to three years old, “ says Sheeder. “Even when we consider classic-styled yachts, we prefer to promote modern reproductions of famous yachts. Clients know they can turn to us for yachts that are on the cutting edge of new technology and styling.”
An example of Sheeder’s pursuit of modern yachts is the newly launched 47 meter sail yacht GERMANIA NOVA, a replica of a classic racing schooner first launched in 1908. Says Sheeder,
“Turn of the century guests onboard the original yacht would marvel at the technological comforts onboard this modern vessel. From satellite televisions to 5.1 Dolby surround sound, the only thing ‘old’ on this yacht is the classic design.”
Important to realize, many of the new yachts are award winners in global design competitions. Competitions, for instance, the annual ShowBoats Design Awards.
“We pay close attention to these competitions,” reports Sheeder. “The best designers and naval architects in the world judge these yachts. Odds are great that if the best minds in the industry like a boat, our clients will, too.”
Recent award winners promoted by SailAway to their clients include late 2010 launch Perini Navi motor yacht EXUMA (Best Exterior Design & Styling Award: Displacement Motor Yachts 100-199). Also, the 42 meter Holland Jachtbouw motor yacht CALLIOPE (Best Exterior Design & Styling Award: Semi-displacement Motor Yachts).
In conclusion, as to the new year, Sheeder is even more optimistic.
“Our research indicates that 72 new megayachts were ordered in 2011, the largest at 100 meters, and an average length of almost 43 meters. Eighty per cent of these newly-built yachts will be launched in 2012 or 2013, and we’ll surely have an entirely new inventory of yachts-for-hire to present to our discriminating clientele!”
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The ancient city of Istanbul will play host to the seventh annual World Superyacht Awards
at the luxurious Ciragan Palace Kempinski on 5 May, 2012.
Combining a glittering awards ceremony with a gala dinner/dance, the Awards , often dubbed the “Oscars” of the superyacht industry, will be attended by an elite guest list of megayacht owners from around the globe.
While the nominations include private yachts as well as charter vessels, it’s the newest and largest yachts for hire that seem to steal the show each year. Some of the winners at the six annual installment in London, May 7, 2011 include, for example
BEST DISPLACEMENT MOTOR YACHT – 1,300 GT to 2,999 GT
Winner: SYCARA V
BEST DISPLACEMENT MOTOR YACHT – 500 GT to 1,299 GT
Winner: MARY-JEAN II
THREE DECK SEMI-DISPLACEMENT OR PLANING MOTOR YACHT
MOTOR YACHT OF THE YEAR
Joint Winners: Eclipse and EXUMA
BEST SAILING YACHT – 30 meters to 44.99 meters
Winner is IMAGINE
Straddling the Bosphorus Strait separating Europe and Asia, Istanbul embodies the best of both cultures. The city has been the capital of three empires, each leaving a heritage of amazing architecture and monuments.
Once an Ottoman palace, the Çiragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul is located on the European shores of the Bosphorus. It has spectacular views over the strait. The palace is a 5-star resort. It is a registered member of The Leading Hotels of the World. Its 313 luxurious rooms include 20 suites in the hotel. In addition, 11 suites in the historical palace.
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Perini Navi Group shocked the world. They tackled a project to build a 50 meter motor yacht. The Picchiotti built yacht EXUMA, is the first motor yacht of the Vitruvius series. What is shocking is that they are better known for sailing yachts, for instance, MELEK, and PANTHALASSA.
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The 6th edition of the Perini Navi Cup has concluded. Once again, several Perini Navi yacht charter boats have participated. They made a strong showing. Perini Navi NEVER disappoints.
Competing in this year’s event were Perini Navi yacht PERSEUS 3, MALTESE FALCON, and Perini yacht SEAHAWK. In conclusion, this year’s winner, is sail yacht ROSEHEARTY. The great news? All are currently available for rental through 1-800 Yacht Charters Private Luxury Yacht Charter Brokers. We provide The Superyacht Experience™ to discriminating clients worldwide.
This year’s race held September 2 through 5 in Porto Cervo at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. The 2015 Perini Navi Cup featured three days of spirited racing along challenging courses through the islands of the La Maddalena archipelago. The intense sailing competition was wonderful. After which, social gatherings and nightly soirees occurred. Lastlly, a gala dinner with entertainment by Andrea Bocelli in conclusion.
Italy’s Perini Navi shipyard is renowned for the massive dimensions of the yachts they produce. In addition, their commitment to cutting edge technology and luxurious finishes. They are unrivaled as charter yachts in terms of deck space and interior amenities.
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There’s an old joke that goes something like this: “Where does a 200 ton elephant sit?”
The answer of course is, “Anywhere he wants!”
Unlike the mighty elephant, superyachts aren’t as lucky. Their massive size is certainly impressive, but when it comes to sufficient space to dock, their just aren’t enough marinas with enough room to berth the world’s largest yachts. Owners onboard large luxury yacht charter vessels often are forced to anchor at sea and use tenders to come and go ashore.
Thus the news of a megayacht berth for sale along the French Riviera is certain to draw the attention of yachtsman tired of the ordeal of tendering ashore.
A rare 50 meter berth has just been listed for longterm lease in Cap d’Ail. Cap d’Ail is perfectly positioned on the Cote d’Azur, and serves as a gateway to Monte Carlo, just a short drive or cruise from Nice, France and northern Italy.
With large yacht berths rapidly becoming a rare find, this slip will surely sell quickly. The berth measures 50 x 10 meters, and comes with fenders (is there anything worse than a scratched paint job on a fancy yacht?). The berth’s lease expires December 31, 2027.
The asking price of berth number 6 is € 4,500,000.
Sounds like a steal!
Rent your own floating resort – contact the SailAway and 1-800 Yacht Charters yachting specialists at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ for a complete list of the world’s newest yachts for hire.
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Presenting the winners of the 2011 ShowBoats Design Yacht Awards. Held at Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, mega yacht charter vessels beat private yachts for awards in design excellence. This is the second year in a row for such charteryacht success.
Superyacht owners and creative talents attended the event. They watched the luxury charter sailboat TWIZZLE, win. Her category was Recreational Area for Guest Use and Interior Design categories. Justin Redman of the design team at Redman Whiteley Dixon accepted the Neptune award for TWIZZLE.
Other charter yachts receiving honors included:
Motor yacht EXUMA received an Environmental Protection Award. She is 264 feet long, and was built by the Perini Navi Group and Picchiotti. Exuma has exterior design by Vitruvius Ltd and naval architect Philippe Briand,
“For the second year in a row, the world’s finest yachts for hire were in the spotlight,” beamed Jana Sheeder, President of SailAway Yacht Charter Consultants and 1-800 Yacht Charters. “There’s a deep commitment by these yacht owners to build vessels with amenities and aesthetics that are appealing to prospective charter clients. We are so proud to represent these amazing yachts, as they are among the newest and largest yachts available in the world’s best destinations.”
Private yachts are award winners, also. The 312 foot Blohm & Voss motor yacht PALLADIUM was the evening’s biggest winner. Designers Mick Leach and Mark Smith took home 4 Neptune Awards for her. She won Tender Design, Bespoke Furniture Item, Exterior Design & Styling and Interior Design.
Many award-winning yachts are available for hire this winter
and spring in warm weather destinations, including Grand Bahama, St Barts, and St Lucia. Contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters destination pros at for further details about yacht charters in the Caribbean.
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