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Classic Luxury Sailing Charter Vessel Returns to the Caribbean

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Profile photograph of classic sailboat, Germania Nova, underwayLovers of classic sailboats take delight – the spectacular sail yacht GERMANIA NOVA has announced plans to reposition in time for the Caribbean yacht charter winter season. 

We first profiled yacht GERMANIA NOVA in June 2011.   A replica of the Max Oertz-designed and Germaniawerft-built racing schooner Germania built in 1908, the 60 meter GERMANIA NOVA provides guests the opportunity to experience the joys of sailing in a bygone era.Currently available for year end rental, rates are 

€80,000 per week for Christmas/New Year periodand

€70,000 per week off season

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To plan your Caribbean luxury yacht charter holiday, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Classic Luxury Sailing Schooner

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Classic yachts. Photograph of two schooner sailboats underway. The one in the foreground only shows the bowsprit and part of the front sail. The yacht in the background is fully under sail, and a large wave is lapping at its side.

CLASSIC IS NEW IN YACHT CHARTER

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.

 

WHO IS GERMANIA?

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.

COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENT

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.”

 

GERMANIA NOVA (REPLICA) DETAIL

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.

 

Profile photograph of classic sailboat, Germania Nova, underway

GERMANIA NOVA RATES

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.

HOW TO BOOK YOUR YACHT CHARTER VACATION

Sailing yachts offer a unique opportunity to enjoy a eco-friendly vacationIn conclusion, to arrange a sailing holiday, contact our destination specialists at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Famous Superyacht Owner Says He Makes Stupid Money

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The cover of Vanity Fair magazine, featuring Johnny Depp, who is a yacht owner

Johnny Depp, yacht owner

A well known owner of a Mediterranean yacht charter vessel charges nearly €100,000 per week to rent his yacht, but it is his day job that brings him vast sums of money.

Actor Johnny Depp, owner of the 156′ motor yacht VAJOLIROJA, opens up about his staggering paychecks in the November issue of Vanity Fair magazine.

“Basically, if they’re going to pay me the stupid money right now, I’m going to take it,” he admits in the magazine article.  “I have to. I mean, it’s not for me. Do you know what I mean? At this point, it’s for my kids. It’s ridiculous, yeah, yeah. But ultimately is it for me? No. No. It’s for the kids.”

Depp has shot to the top of the list of Hollywood’s highest paid actors, thanks to the stellar success of Disney‘s Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise.   While Depp is mum on the size of his Pirates “ransom,” a recent report puts his total take in the $300 million range, due to a gross-profit-sharing deal brokered with Disney. To date, the four-film franchise has tallied $3.7 billion in worldwide receipts, and Depp is slated to star in a 5th installment. 

Photograph of brown and white old-fashioned motoryacht owned by Johnny Depp. Depp headshot with him dressed as a pirate is superimposed into the lower left corner of the photo. He is smiling and holding an old-fashioned pistol up by his chin. The words, 75 $ million, are written over the top of the photos.

Johnny Depp yacht, ValJoLiRoJa

It’s believed Depp’s passion for the sea, and his purchase of a mega yacht charter vessel stems from his years of filming the Pirates movies in exotic locales such as the Bahamas.  His yacht, motor yacht VaJoLiRoJa — the boat’s clever name comes from combining the first few letters of each family member’s name, partner Vanessa Paradis, Johnny, and their kids, Lily-Rose and Jack — is a 156 foot yacht of distinctive character, inspired by the classic gentleman’s yachts of the 1930’s. 

The lavishly-styled interior evokes the romance and glamour of a bygone era (with a few pirate-themed hints throughout).


Relive the Golden Era of yachting on board a classic yacht this winter.  Depp’s yacht VAJOLIROJA is available for hire in the Bahamas or St Martin.  It joins another classic-style Caribbean charter yacht,
sail yacht GERMANIA NOVA

In other destinations, classic-styled sail yacht  MONTIGNE is available in the Far East, and in the Mediterranean, sail yacht ATLANTIC and motor yacht CHRISTINA O are available this winter.  Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ to reserve your yacht today.

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Luxury Yacht | Classic Schooner Offers Discount for Antigua Luxury Yacht Charter

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Hoping to lure interest in a year end Caribbean yacht vacation, the classic replica schooner GERMANIA NOVA has announced a special price offer.

Book an Antigua yacht charter vacation before October 31, 2013 and receive a 16% discount off the regular high season winter price.

Guests will pay $80,000 per week for either a Christmas or New Year’s booking.  Her regular rate is $95,000 per week (all rates are plus running expenses).

Profile photograph of classic sailboat, Germania Nova, underway
After October 31st, the rates will return to the standard, published prices:

$95,000 per week (High Season)
$75,000 per week (Low Season)

A replica of a classic racing schooner, sail yacht GERMANIA NOVA  entered the Mediterranean yacht charter market in 2011. The original schooner was built in 1908 by Krupp shipyards and designed by Dr. Max Oertz. The modern version, the 55 meter sailing yacht GERMANIA NOVA  was built in Pontevedra, Spain by Factoria Naval de Marin, and designed by Matthias Oertz and Ingo Oliver.   A crew of 13 attends to a maximum 10 guests in 5 staterooms.

A true sailing yacht, guests are encouraged to pitch in to hoist the sails and assist the crew on deck!

The yacht is currently based in Antigua, at the famous Nelson’s Dockyard marina.
 
Come enjoy an exhilarating experience at sea.  Be sure to secure your reservation before October 31st, to secure the maximum price discount.

NOTE:  1-800 Yacht Charters placed a mooring buoy over the shipwreck of the original classic sailboat Germania Nova site in Miami Florida to protect reefs and marine life and to enable boaters to tie there and snorkel the reef! It’s all about making a difference!
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Luxury Yacht | Classic St. Tropez Yacht Charter Sailboat is Spooky Fast

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This month families everywhere are carving pumpkins and making scary costumes for their children, in preparation for All Hallow’s Eve on Oct 31st.  Keeping with this theme, we thought it fitting to profile a French yacht charter vessel with the perfect name – sailing yacht, HALLOWE’EN.

racing sailboat yacht halloween fife cutter st tropez caribbean yacht charter sailing


Yacht Specifications: 

  • SHIPYARD: William Fife
  • MODEL: Bermudan Cutter
  • YEAR: 1926
  • LENGTH: 68.9ft – 21m
  • BEAM: 14.5ft – 4.42m
  • ENGINES: 1x80hp
  • TOP SPEED: 11kts (20km/h.)
  • CRUISING SPEED: 8kts (15km per hour)
  • CONSUMPTION: 8L per hour (at cruising speed)
  • CREW: 3

ON BOARD HALLOWE’EN

Hallowe’en is a classic sailing yacht designed and is as fast as any spooky goblin or ghost.  She finished in 4th place overall, in a field of 68 yachts, on the 2011 AFYT racing circuit.

The yacht is available for both classic regattas (Trophée Panerai, Régates Royales de Cannes, les Voiles de Saint Tropez) as well as day charter for up to 12 guests.

With her uncluttered deck and timeless mahogany interior furnishing, SY Hallowe’en combines outstanding performance – up to 11 knots under sails – with gracious living.

Charter the ex Norwegian Racing Clubs official yacht and enjoy a unique sailing experience.

  • Hallowe’en is a coded vessel (SCV2) with all necessary safety requirements updated and certified annually.
  • On board cuisine catering to personal tastes with an emphasis on fresh Mediterranean produce.
  • Mediterranean Racing circuit covering French Riviera, Italy, Sardinia, Corsica, Barcelona, Majorca, Mahon, Monaco.
  • CD/IPOD stereo system with deck speakers
  • Zodiac tender with 15 horsepower 4 stroke engine.
  • Snorkel gear
  • Easy access to and from water via swimming ladder
  • New race sails 2010/2011

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Other classic yachts for hire include sail yacht GERMANIA NOVA and Jackie Onassis famous yacht CHRISTINA O.  

For charter rates and more information, please contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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