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

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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.
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
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 .

Five guest staterooms are available onboard, including a master cabin on the main deck, featuring a King bed, and ensuite baths featuring his and hers bathrooms. Below deck are four spacious cabins with accommodations for 8 additional passengers, plus two Pullman berths, suitable for small children.

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, to participate in the New England Martha’s Vineyard yacht charter market.   

Weekly rates begin at $200,000 per week, plus all expenses.
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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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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.
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.
florida yacht charter megayachts at ft lauderdale international boat show superyachts south florida
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.”
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
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.”
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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?  How about Abeking & Rasmussen?  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

Your 1-800 Yacht Charters representatives will be on hand to offer personal inspections and 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.

 

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 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 has acquired Yachting Promotions Inc.  (d/b/a Show Management), the producers of three of the world’s largest in-water boat shows – the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Yachts Miami Beach, and the Palm Beach International Boat Show.  Yachting Promotions Inc. is wholly owned by Active Interest Media, a magazine publishing company with co-headquarters 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 to secure Yachting Promotions Inc. (YPI) from Active Interest Media.

 

THE STORY

Founded in 1976, Show Management has produced the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center since inception. The company went on to become the producers of the Palm Beach International Boat Show and the Miami yacht and Brokerage Show, recently renamed Yachts Miami Beach, as well as the St. Petersburg Power and Sailboat Show and Suncoast Boat Show in Sarasota.

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

According to a prepared statement by Andrew Clurman, AIM’s president and CEO, the sale of Show Management to Informa is part of the company’s long-term strategic plan to accelerate our growth:

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

 

For its part, Informa’s acquisition of Show Management is in line with the company’s plans to expand its global exhibitions business in the U.S.A.  Already the producers of the Monaco Yacht Show, the acquisition makes Informa Exhibitions the world’s leading yacht show organizer. It will be interesting to see the changes (if any) made to these yacht shows with the new purchase.  Will the yacht shows now have red carpets, a la 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, where she and our 1-800 Yacht Charter team inspected several private luxury yacht charter vessels, including Lurssen motor yacht MARTHA ANN, James Bond yacht  SKYFALL, and the brand new Benetti motor yacht 11.11.  We asked Jana to comment 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.”

 

Learn how a private yacht charter vacation can help you reconnect with your family and friends, embrace diverse cultures, and rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit.  We call it, “The Superyacht Experience,” and we want to share it with you!   For more information or to charter your own private luxury yacht charter vessel for the vacation of a lifetime, text “EXPERIENCE” to 305-720-7245 or fill out our online form at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ and we will be in touch with you right away! 

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