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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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Big Fish Expedition Yacht Charters Japan

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BIG FISH MOTORYACHT

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.

Photograph of motoryacht BIG FISH underway. She is coming toward the lower left side of the photo

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.

DESTINATION CHILE

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.

 

JAPAN DETAILS

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.

BIG FISH RATE

Finally, the yacht offers accommodations for 10 guests.  She is priced from $195,000 per week.

 

HOW TO BOOK YOUR YACHT CHARTER

Lastly, click https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ to contact 1-800 Yacht Charters to plan your own Japanese island odyssey

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Center Stage Belongs To Florida Luxury Yacht Charter Vessels at Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show

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WELCOME THE FT. LAUDERDALE YACHT SHOW

The  2013 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, October 31-Nov 4, 2013, has drawn to a close.  Picture-perfect weather brought out record numbers of boating enthusiasts.

54th ANNUAL

The 54th installment of the annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, FLIBS, covers six locations and over 3 million square feet of space. Exhibits range from yacht builders and designers, to exotic cars and brokerage yachts. A variety of boats are on display, both in water and on land – runabouts, center consoles, cabin cruisers, skiffs, sailing yachts, tenders, superyachts, megayachts, powerboats, catamarans, and monohull sailboats.
Aerial photograph of the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show. Thousands of yachts at docks.
Of course the star attractions each year remain the extraordinary superyacht vessels that dominate the Caribbean yacht charter marketplace each winter.  
“For us, FLIBS represents the launch of the winter charter season,” says Jana Sheeder , President of SailAway Yacht Charters and 1-800 Yacht Charters“This is our chance to introduce our clients to the winter season’s best options for Florida yacht charter vacations.  Additionally, many of these yachts will consider relocating to the nearby islands to accept Bahamas yacht charter bookings.”

YACHTS IN ATTENDANCE

Among the charter yachts on hand at FLIBS were: 
2009 187 foot #sailboat yacht MONTIGNE 
2010 224 foot Nobiskrug motor yacht SYCARA V
2010 190 foot Trinity super yacht MI SUENO

WATERTOY UPDATES

In addition to the hundreds of yachts on display, Sheeder points out the show is the perfect venue for inspecting and testing the hottest new watertoys.
“If we see a ‘must have’ toy that we feel will enhance the charter experience for our clients, we’ll be the first to promote it to the charter yacht owners.  There is truly something for everyone at FLIBS.”

HOW TO RENT A YACHT CHARTER

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Crossing the Pond – the Preferred Superyacht Transport Option

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Aerial photograph of a ship that transports superyachts. It is headed down a canal, and there is a tugboat next to it. There are buildings in the background, as if the ship is pulling in to a city.

Dockwise Yacht Express Superyacht Transport

SUPERYACHT TRANSPORT

Earlier this week, the 686-foot (209 meter) Yacht Express, the flagship of Dockwise Yacht Transport’s (DYT) fleet of semi-submersible ships, pulled into Ft. Lauderdale.  Onboard was a record breaking cargo of boats and luxury yacht charter vessels valued collectively at $270,341,000.   The gray and orange-colored super ship took a berth at Port Everglades and began an hours-long de-ballasting process that allowed sea water to flood its dock bay.  By early evening,  19 state-of-the-art luxury yachts safely motored out the back and into the waters of South Florida.

 

LARGE YACHTS

The largest of the vessels to off-load was Trinity motor yacht MI SUENO #skyfall .  The 190’ (57.91 meter) megayacht had loaded on to Yacht Express in Genoa, Italy on October 6. She had just returned from the Monaco Yacht Show and was delivered to South Florida to enter the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

 

YACHT CAPTAIN COMMENTS

Captain Glynn Smith explains. Specifically, the reason the 190′  Trinity yacht charter vessel transports by ship.

“Mi Sueno’s shipping credits the yacht’s owner. He really knows how to look after his crew and boat.  The crew needs time off after such a busy Mediterranean yacht charter season, and shipping…gives us that option.”  

 

COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENTS

Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters, further explains how wear and tear on a yacht during the Atlantic crossing is avoided by using a transport ship. 

“A typical Atlantic crossing can add 400 to 500 hours on a yacht’s engines and generators, not to mention unforeseen incidents that might occur in the middle of the ocean.”

 

MULTIPLE SHIPMENTS

Several of the other yachts on Yacht Express have shipped with DYT multiple times, including the 163’ (49.70 meter) motor yacht CASINO ROYALE, the 160’ (48.78 meter) ODESSA (four times each), the 161’ (49.09 meter) ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM (seven times), and the 132 foot (40.24 meter) motor yacht MISS ROSE.

 

DYT GOES TO THE MED

DYT had a second transport arrive from the Mediterranean this week. The ship Super Servant 4, arrived in Ft. Lauderdale on Friday from Palma de Mallorca, Spain, fully loaded with 24 yachts totaling $190,000,000 in value. Some of the sailboats were offloaded, bound for St. Thomas, USVI, in time for the Caribbean charter season.

 

NEED YOUR YACHT TRANSPORTED?

Contact us for more information about megayachts transported to destinations around the world. Click 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ today.

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FLIBS 2009 Record Number of Superyachts

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FLIBS Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show dock. Shows multiple superyachts lined up on the left side of the photograph. All at dock with there backs to the dock. One yacht has a black helicopter on top of it.

THE FLIBS LINEUP

Are you a Trinity, Benetti, or Feadship enthusiast?  Other builders, maybe?  For instance, Abeking & Rasmussen, Amels, or Heesen?  FLIBS 2009 cites a record number of luxury yacht charter superyachts attending.  FLIBS stands for Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show.

Andrew Doole of Show Management reports that this year’s FLIBS Golden Anniversary attracts an amazing 149 superyachts over 30m to be displayed.  Thousands of people attend the show, and the internet buzzes with uploaded photos of one gorgeous yacht after another.

WHAT IS A SUPERYACHT?

The standard definition of a superyacht is a luxury yacht over 24 meters long.  The FLIBS show attendance increases from 149 to 209 yachts to celebrate the anniversary.

 

WHICH SPECIFIC YACHTS WILL ATTEND THE SHOW?

Among many others, the list is headed by Feadship’s mighty 65m TRIDENT.  Another is the 62m FORTUNATO.  Finally, Trinity’s 54m KATHERINE and Heesen’s 50m MAN OF STEEL are also in attendance.

 

FLIBS SHOWTIMES

There is a Prime Time preview on Thursday, October 29th from 10 am EST to 7 pm EST, and the show is open to the general public at the same times from Friday, October 30th to Sunday, November 1st.  The show closes at 5 pm EST on Monday, November 2nd, with all superyachts bidding farewell with the blowing of their horns.  It reverberates in the air!  

 

ATTEND FLIBS WITH THE SUPERYACHT EXPERTS

In conclusion, your 1-800 Yacht Charters representatives will be on hand to offer personal inspections.  In addition, to discuss custom itineraries for upcoming Thanksgiving and year-end holidays.  We are at your service. Contact us at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

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BOAT SHOWS

There are over 25 annual shows for superyacht vessels around the world.  One show is the biggest and best.  It is the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS).  

Aerial photograph of the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show.  Thousands of yachts at docks.

EXHIBITORS AT THE BOAT SHOW

The list of exhibitors at the boat show is typically VIP’s of the superyacht industry. Trinity, Feadship, Lurssen, and Benetti yacht charter enthusiasts are in awe at the sheer number of yachts gathered in one location.

This show affords us an opportunity to educate our luxury yacht charter customers,” states 1-800 Yacht Charters President, Jana Sheeder.

We can take our clients on a tour of several equal-sized yachts and let them compare deck space, cabin size, and onboard amenities.”

“Some of our most popular mega yacht charter vessels are here, for example, ANJILIS and BIG CITY (both along the Face Dock between slips 9A-D) and MARAYA (docked at Bahia Mar in slip A1).” 

The 2009 showcase of luxury sail and motoryachts takes place  October 29th through November 2nd.

Join us for The Superyacht Experience® today!

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

To visit 1-800 Yacht Charters’ fleet of superyachts, visit https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

We are humbly at your service.

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London-based Exhibition Company Acquires Three US Luxury Yacht Charter And Sales Shows

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Aerial view of Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show

 

THE HEADLINE

Informa’s British-based global exhibition division makes an announcement.  It acquired Yachting Promotions Inc.  Yachting Promotions is doing business as (d/b/a) Show Management. They produce three of the world’s largest in-water boat shows.  For instance, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Yachts Miami Beach, and the Palm Beach International Boat Show.   Yachting Promotions Inc. owners are Active Interest Media.  AIM is a magazine publishing company. It is co-headquartered in El Segundo, CA and Boulder, CO, USA

 

THE PLAYERS

ACTIVE INTEREST MEDIA

  • Headquarters: El Segundo, CA
  • Number of employees: 400
  • Founded: 2003
  • Type of business: Private

 

INFORMA PLC

  • Headquarters: Zug, Switzerland
  • Number of employees: 6500
  • Founded: 1998
  • Type of business: Public

 

THE PRICE

Informa paid $133 million for Yachting Promotions Inc. (YPI). It was purchased specifically from AIM – Active Interest Media.

 

THE STORY

Show Management produced the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. It is held at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center in perpetuity. The company also produced the Palm Beach International Boat Show. In addition, they produce the Miami yacht and Brokerage Show. The Miami yacht show recently renamed Yachts Miami Beach.  Other shows include St. Petersburg Power and Sailboat Show and Suncoast Boat Show in Sarasota, Florida, additionally.

In 2006, Active Interest Media (AIM) purchased Show Management.  Show management was formally renamed Yachting Promotions, Inc.

A prepared statement by Andrew Clurman, AIM’s president and CEO follows. Moreover, the sale of Show Management to Informa is part of the company’s long-term strategic plan to accelerate their growth.

“AIM will reinvest the proceeds from this sale to grow our digital video, online education, marketing services, and events in our other verticals.”

 

Informa’s acquisition of Show Management equals the company’s plans. Specifically,  to expand its global exhibitions business in the U.S.A.   They also produce the Monaco Yacht Show. This acquisition consequently makes Informa Exhibitions unique. It is the world’s leading yacht show organizer.  How will shows change with the new purchase?  Will the yacht shows now have red carpets?  Specifically like the Dubai International Yacht Show (DIBS)?  Sheiks in white gowns (and 1 in a blue gown) walking red carpet between yachts at Dubai International Boat Show

 

 

THE YACHT CHARTER PERSPECTIVE

Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters

Our company president, Jana Sheeder, recently attended the 2017 edition of Yachts Miami Beach.  She and  Team 1-800 Yacht Charter team inspected several private luxury yacht charter vessels. For example,  Lurssen motor yacht MARTHA ANN, James Bond yacht  SKYFALL, and the brand new Benetti motor yacht 11.11.  Jana comments on the acquisition of Show Management by Informa.

“Informa operates over 200 trade and consumer exhibitions around the world annually.  With their global resources, I believe Informa is positioned to focus on the continued growth and success of the world’s finest boat shows.  In terms of exposure of charter yachts to prospective clients, this should be a good opportunity for cross promotion; for example, we should be able to promote a winter/spring Florida yacht charter vacation to a client while a particular yacht is here in Miami at Yachts Miami Beach – then bring that client to Monte Carlo in September and host them on the same yacht during the Monaco Yacht Show.   I’m excited by the chance to extend customer relationships across multi-show platforms and destinations.”

 

HOW TO BOOK A LUXURY YACHT CHARTER

In conclusion, learn how a private yacht charter vacation can help you.  You reconnect with others.  Family and friends joyfully spend time with you.  Embrace diverse cultures.  Rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit.  We call it “The Superyacht Experience™.”  We want to share it with you!  

Moreover, for more information click here.  To charter your own private luxury yacht charter vessel, fill out our online form at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ .  We will be in touch with you right away! 

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