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Presenting the brand new classic schooner sail yacht GERMANIA NOVA. As they say, “everything old is new again.” The 47 meter Italian-built yacht is the latest sail-powered superyacht.
The Germania NOVA (“new”) design makes this new yacht unusual and spectacular. She is a replica of a classic 1908 yacht named Germania. The original vessel had a storied history before sinking off the coast of Florida in a hurricane.
Her builder was Krupp-Germania-Wurft in Kiel, Germany. The company is famous for constructing submarines also known as U-boats.
The original Germania sailed a 47 mile course around Britain’s Isle of Wight in record time in 1908.
In 1914, the yacht visited Southhampton, England where she was seized as a prize of war. She then changed hands several times.
Germania was renamed twice (firstly, Exen, and secondly, Half Moon). Finally, The yacht became a floating restaurant and dance hall in Miami, Florida. She sank near Key Biscayne (a small island near Miami) in 1930.
The schooner became the seventh Florida Underwater Archaeological Preserve when it was dedicated in 2000. Germania is now part of the US National Register of Historic Places.
Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters, proudly shares that her companies (1-800 Yacht Charters and Bareboat.com) donate floating mooring buoys for over the Germania (Half Moon) site.
“The unfortunately wreck created a reef, and yachtsmen and women regularly visit to snorkel and enjoy the underwater magic that the yacht created. We are so happy to provide a way for yachts to tie to protect the fragile reef below.”
Technological advances and comforts aboard the replica are awe-inspiring. For instance, the sailing yacht features satellite television. She has flat screen panel tvs in the main saloon, master stateroom, and all guest cabins. Cinema-quality 5.1 Dolby surround sound DVD service is available in the main saloon and master stateroom. Guest cabins have radios with CD and MP3 players. iPod connections are present throughout the yacht. She was built for charter and features all amenities desired by guests.
The classic GERMANIA NOVA is available in the western Mediterranean. With a crew of 13, her rate is €80,000 per week, plus expenses in July and August. Her rate drops to €70,000 per week, plus expenses, for low season dates. At the end of the season, the yacht will relocate to the Caribbean for the winter.
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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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