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Charter Yachts Dominate Design Awards Nominations

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Yacht Design Awards


AWARDS FINALISTS

The finalists for an international design awards program have been announced and several mega yacht charter vessels lead the pack. 

 

SUPERYACHT SOCIETY AWARD

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:

 

NOMINEES

McMullen & Wing motor yacht BIG FISH 

Holland Jachtbouw motor yacht Ninkasi (ex-CALLIOPE)

Perini Navi motor yacht EXUMA 

Lürssen motor yacht HUNTRESS (x-SOLEMATES )

 

PEER REVIEW

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.

 

AWARD GALA

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.

 

BOOK YOUR OWN YACHT CHARTER VACATION

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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Exuma Offers Discount for French Polynesia Cruise

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We first profiled motor yacht EXUMA, and we were skeptical of a builder known for launching luxury sailing charter vessels.  Other yachts built by this manufacturer are MELEK and PANTHALASSA.

 

MOTORYACHT EXUMA

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.

WHAT MAKES YACHT EXUMA SPECIAL?

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!

Photograph of the side of yacht Exuma.  Tender garage on the side of boat is open, and Amphibious Jeep is visible.

 

HOW TO BOOK EXUMA YACHT CHARTER VACATION

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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EXUMA Yacht Named Yacht of Year

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Exuma motoryacht. Aerial view from the front. Solid silver yacht.

MOTORYACHT EXUMA

Motor yacht EXUMA profile from mid-March.  Above all, the Perini Navi Group, famous for sailboats, built an award-winning 50 meter motoryacht. 

 

AWARD-WINNING

EXUMA received World Superyacht Award Motoryacht of the Year.  Additionally, she was named Best Displacement Motoryacht under 500 gross tons.

PERINI NAVI

Yacht EXUMA was co-designated the winner at the sixth international ceremony in London.  Specifically, awarded with 162.5 meter yacht ECLIPSE.  The latter was built by Blohm and Voss.  In addition to styling by Terence Disdale Design.  Similarly, the yacht is owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich.
 

 

ARCHITECT

Furthermore, EXUMA was designed by naval architect Philippe Briand.  The vessel is,
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.
 

EXUMA TOYS

Unique onboard toys are numerous.  For instance, a Hovercraft, underwater SeaBob scooter, an electric moped, and an Amphibious Jeep.
 

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

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Finest Yacht Charter Vessels Shine at Gala

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SIXTH ANNUAL WORLD SUPERYACHT AWARDS

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.

 

MOTOR YACHT OF THE YEAR

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.

 

OSCARS OF YACHT INDUSTRY

The Neptune awards are considered the “Oscars of the yacht industry.”   The evening ceremony took place at London’s historic Guildhall.  The glittering gala was attended by a distinguished guest list.  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.

 

NEPTUNE TROPHIES

Silver Neptune trophies went to owners of sail and motor yachts delivered in 2010.  For instance, Kokomo (sailboat) and Sycara V (motoryacht).

Photograph of Neptune trophies. There are 4 stairs, and one trophy per stair

COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENTS

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.”  


AWARD WINNERS

Here is the list of winners, with click-for-brochure charter yachts highlighted in yellow:

BEST DISPLACEMENT MOTOR YACHT – 3,000 Gross Tons (GT) and Above
Winner: Eclipse
Judges’ Special Award: Palladium
BEST DISPLACEMENT MOTOR YACHT – 1,300 GT to 2,999 GT
Winner: SYCARA V

Judges’ Special Award: Lady Christine
Judges’ Commendation: Pacific
 

BEST DISPLACEMENT MOTOR YACHT – 500 GT to 1,299 GT
Winner: MARY-JEAN II

BEST DISPLACEMENT MOTOR YACHT under 500 GT
Winner: EXUMA
Judges’ Commendation: BIG FISH

THREE DECK SEMI-DISPLACEMENT OR PLANING MOTOR YACHT
Winner: CALLIOPE

 

TWO DECK SEMI-DISPLACEMENT OR PLANING MOTOR YACHT
Winner: Framura 2

 

MOTOR YACHT OF THE YEAR
Joint Winner: Eclipse
Joint Winner: EXUMA

BEST SAILING YACHT – 45 meters and up
Winner: Zefira
Judges’ Special Award: ATLANTIC
Judges’ Special Award: KOKOMO
Judges’ Commendation: TWIZZLE

 

BEST SAILING YACHT – 30 meters to 44.99 meters
Winner: IMAGINE

Judges’ Commendation: Lady B


SAILING YACHT OF THE YEAR
Winner: Zefira

 

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

In conclusion, isn’t it time you embarked on a cruise on a private yacht?  Contact our destination specialists HERE for a summer getaway.

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Global Superyacht Charter Maven Closes 2011 with 40 New Luxury Yachts

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Jana Sheeder President SailAway Yacht Charter Consultants 1800sailaway.com bareboat.com luxury yacht charter maven industry leader

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.”

With a reputation for offering the newest and largest yachts in the world’s best destinations, Sheeder 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.”

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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.”

Many of the new yachts are award winners in global design competitions, such as 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.”

EXUMA best exterior design and styling award perini navi motor yacht luxury yacht charter superyacht

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), and the 42 meter Holland Jachtbouw motor yacht CALLIOPE (Best Exterior Design & Styling Award: Semi-displacement Motor Yachts).

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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To charter a newly launched yacht, contact SailAway’s charter department at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Head East – Luxury Yacht Charter Vessels To Be Feted in Istanbul

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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.

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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.

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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:


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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

BEST DISPLACEMENT MOTOR YACHT under 500 GT
Winner: EXUMA 

Judges’ Commendation: BIG FISH  


THREE DECK SEMI-DISPLACEMENT OR PLANING MOTOR YACHT
Winner: CALLIOPE 


MOTOR YACHT OF THE YEAR
Joint Winners: Eclipse and EXUMA 


BEST SAILING YACHT – 45 meters and up
Winner: Zefira
Judges’ Special Award: ATLANTIC

Judges’ Special Award: KOKOMO

Judges’ Commendation: TWIZZLE 


BEST SAILING YACHT – 30 meters to 44.99 meters
Winner: 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.

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Once an Ottoman palace, the Çiragan alace Kempinski Istanbul is located on the European shores of the Bosphorus with spectacular views over the strait. 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 and 11 suites in the historical palace.

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To attend the superyacht awards ceremony, contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters special events department at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Luxury Yacht Charter Vessels Lead Design Award Nominations

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Photograph of a row of golden neptune yacht charter design awards. The first one is clear, and the next one is blurred, as if far behind.

The final nominees for the 2011 ShowBoats Design Awards have been announced, and a group of mega yacht charter vessels lead the way.  

59 finalists were culled from a record 250 nominations for the second annual competition, sponsored by Boat International Media.   At stake, is a coveted  “Golden Neptune” to be presented at a gala awards evening in Palm Beach, Florida, on October 25, 2011.

Anyone planning to rent a private yacht for a luxury, sea-based vacation need look no further than the list of nominees
for this year’s program.  Leading the way are some of the newest
yachts available for hire.
 
Dubois Naval Architects, fresh from running away with a number of honors at the recent World Superyacht Awards is in the spotlight again.  Their yachts KOKOMO (finalist – naval architecture; interior layout; interior design) and TWIZZLE (finalist – naval architecture; exterior design and styling; interior design; recreational area for guest use) are early favorites to win again.
 
Other notable charter vessels nominated for awards are:
 
CALLIOPE (now NINKASI, interior design)
 
BARAKA (interior design)
 
EXUMA (interior design)
 
BATON ROUGE (interior design)
 
SYCARA V (interior design)
 
MARIE (interior design)
 
PANTHALASSA (interior design)
 
MI SUENO (exterior design)
 
BIG FISH (exterior design)
 
The finalists will be scrutinized by an independent panel of judges, including superyacht owners and renowned designers from outside the yachting industry.  
 
The award gala will take place at Mar a Lago Club, Donald Trump’s exclusive private club in Palm Beach.  Held on the final day of the Superyacht Design Symposium, the ceremony concludes two days of design-focused events in Florida prior to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS).

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Purchase tickets to the ShowBoats Design Awards Gala before August 19, 2011,
and receive a special discount off the regular price:
 

Table of 12 – Early Bird Price: $5670 (savings of $630).
Table of 10 – Early Bird Price: $4725 (savings of $525).
Individual Ticket – Early Bird Price: $535 (savings of $60)

Contact our Special Events department at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ for ticket information.

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Picchiotti Motor Yacht EXUMA is YOTD

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PICCHIOTTI PROJECT

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.

PRESENTING EXUMA

The project is complete.  Motor yacht EXUMA is fully operational and available for hire.  She is amazing.  #yotd  #yotw


ARCHITECTURE

Naval architect Philippe Briand optimized this yacht’s lines of design. In addition, weight and volume distribution optimized, as well.  Adding two zero speed roll stabilizers gave the hull exceptional cruising stability.  He combined this with the installed power system.  This made the yacht capable of long range cruising.  Cruises are done in total safety and comfort.
 

ORGANIZATION

Exuma is unparalleled in terms of interior space design and deck organization. There are large spaces dedicated to ensuring privacy among guests.


UNIQUE WATERTOYS

In addition, plenty of room exists for storage of watertoys.  She has unique onboard toys. For instance, a Hovercraft, underwater Seabob scooter, and an electric moped.  She also features an amphibious jeep, below.

INTERIOR

The bridge deck offers a full view of the surrounding scenery. This area has a spacious saloon with L-shaped sofa.  It also features armchairs and an entertainment area. The outdoor living area includes two comfortable chaise lounges for relaxing. There is also a large Jacuzzi tub.
 Amphibious jeep photograph. It is motoring in the water, and there is a rocky mountain behind it.  There are 2 people in the car. One man is in a white t-shirt, and the other is in a black t-shirt.

Inside, the open main saloon features large glass windows for visibility and light. The living area is equipped with a state-of-the-art audio visual entertainment system. In addition, it has three C-shaped sofas.  The adjacent dining area seats up to 10 people.

EXTERIOR

At the back, the aft cockpit offers two C-shaped sofas with two connectable tables for al fresco meals. The aft area of the cockpit offers two comfortable sun pads for sunbathing.

ACCOMMODATIONS

There are five guest cabins, including the master stateroom on the main deck.  This offers accommodations for nine guests. 

RATES AND AVAILABILITY

Exuma is available for summer 2011 charter in the South Pacific.  Weekly rates begin at €175,000 plus expenses. 

BOOK MY YACHT CHARTER

Click https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ book your own island escape.

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Porto Cervo Hosts Perini Navi Yacht Charter Race & Regatta

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The 6th edition of the Perini Navi Cup has concluded, and once again several Perini Navi yacht charter vessels have participated and made a strong showing…

Competing in this year’s event were Perini Navi yacht PERSEUS 3 along with yacht MALTESE FALCON and Perini yacht SEAHAWK, and this year’s winner, sail yacht ROSEHEARTY – all currently available for rental through 1-800 Yacht Charters Private Yacht Charter Brokers.

Also in attendance as spectator yachts were motor yacht EXUMA and  sailing yacht FIDELIS and sail yacht MELEK.

Private yacht Maltese Falcon sailboat racing Perini Navi

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 punctuated by social gatherings and nightly soirees, all leading up to the gala dinner with entertainment by Andrea Bocelli.

View of marina at night

 

Italy’s Perini Navi shipyard is renowned for the massive dimensions of the yachts they produce, as well as their commitment to cutting edge technology and luxurious finishes.  In terms of deck space and interior amenities, they are unrivaled as charter yachts, and can be rented in the Caribbean in the winter and throughout the Mediterranean in the summer.

A sampling of beautiful Perini Navi yachts for hire from 1-800 Yacht Charters, your superyacht charter specialists since 1976

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Yacht Awards for Charter Boats

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THE EVENT

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.

 

EVENT ATTENDANCE

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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.

Photograph of a neptune award statue.

 

 

AWARD WINNERS

Other charter yachts receiving honors included:

  • Motor yacht EXUMA – Best Exterior Design & Styling Award: Displacement Motor Yachts 100?-199?
  • Powerboat CALLIOPE – Best Exterior Design & Styling Award: Semi-displacement Motor Yachts
  • Superyacht BIG FISHNaval Architecture Award: Motor Yachts
  • Sail yacht KOKOMO – Naval Architecture Award: Sailing Yachts

 

 

ABOUT  YACHT AWARD WINNER, EXUMA

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,

Bow profile of yacht Exuma

COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENT

“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.”

 

MOTORYACHT AWARD FOR PALLADIUM

Aerial photograph of motoryacht Palladium underway. The waves ripple underneath the yacht as she does a semicircle movement in the water

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.

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Many award-winning yachts are available for hire this winter
and spring in warm weather destinations, including Grand Bahama
St Barts, and St LuciaContact the 1-800 Yacht Charters destination pros at for further details about yacht charters in the Caribbean.

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