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DEEP Discount Offered By Motor Yacht Seven Sins for Heesen Yacht Charter Vacation

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SEVEN SINS motoryacht in background and man waterskiing in front of it


What could be better than experiencing a Heesen yacht charter vacation in the warm waters of the Caribbean?  That’s easy:  experiencing a Heesen yacht charter vacation AND saving $50,000 to boot!


The charter manager for motor yacht SEVEN SINS just sent us an email inviting our clients to take advantage of a fantastic offer — a 40% price reduction on charters between January 5 and 28, 2017.

The published weekly rate for the 43.80m (143′ 8″) yacht is $125,000.  Shaving 40% from this price drops her weekly rate to $75,000 – a whopping savings of $50 LARGE!

Known for their unique speed among large superyachts, and their sleek exterior lines and modern interiors,  Heesen yacht charter vessels like motor yacht OCTOPUSSY (once the world’s fastest yacht), and Formula 1-inspired  superyacht AURELIA are among the most popular charter yachts for clients who appreciate the advantage of a swift vessel.  The advantage of a fast yacht means that charterers can enjoy more anchorages in a shorter amount of time, as compared to slower yachts.  Thus, a vessel like yacht SEVEN SINS can easily incorporate a charter from St. Martin and St Barts in the leeward islands of the Caribbean, with an outing to the Virgin Islands far to the north – all within a week’s time.



SEVEN SINS offers accommodations for 10 guests in 5 staterooms.  Her manager put together a list of the yacht’s KEY FEATURES:

  • Extended by 2.5m – more deck space – refurbished owner’s cabin
  • Finalist at World Superyacht Awards in Refit category
  • Huge selection of water toys;  including floating trampoline and two SeaBobs
  • Upper deck dining for 12, and a table for 10 on the sun deck



This stunning Heesen yacht charter vessel just completed a holiday charter in St Maarten on January 2nd.  Her calendar for the remainder of January is currently wide open.



BUILT/REFIT:  2005 / 2015

BUILDER:  Heesen

LENGTH (LOA): 43.80m (143′ 8″)

GUESTS:  10 in 5 cabins

CREW:  Captain Xavier Penez + 7



Before arriving in the Caribbean in December, the yacht spent the summer in French Polynesia.  Here’s a copy of a testimonial written by a client to the owner of yacht SEVEN SINS at the conclusion of his Heesen yacht charter superyacht experience in the Pacific:


“Dear (Owner’s name),

You don’t know me but, although we have never met, I think I know more than a little about you.

I just finished a charter of the M/Y Seven Sins in French Polynesia. And based on everything I saw and experienced on your boat and with your crew tells me that you not only have fine taste, but you have the same eye for quality and pay the same attention to detail that I try to do in my own projects.

I develop, own and operate retail and mixed use real estate projects in the Dallas, Texas area. And though it drives many around me crazy, I cant (sic) rest unless every element of my project is perfect…from the design, to the construction, to the finishes and materials, to the retail and restaurant tenants [and their own design and finishes!], and beyond.

On the Seven Sins, I saw that same unwillingness to accept ‘good enough’ or live with  things that work ‘pretty well.’  I’ll be honest…I looked hard to find flaws, problems or issues….not so that I could complain, but rather because I just can’t help myself! It’s who I am and it’s what I do! And I can tell from what I saw…it is who you are too!

I am pleased to report to you that every aspect of your vessel and your crew were, in a word, impeccable. Beyond all of my very high expectations in every way.

This email is simply to say ‘thank you’ for sharing your vessel and its able and charming crew with us. (and) I hope I’ll get the chance to spend some more time on her perhaps again in the South Pacific or perhaps in the Caribbean.

Thanks again,

(Client’s name)”


WOW!  What a fantastic testimonial from a client with discriminating tastes.


Seven Sins motoryacht at anchor with woman on yellow jetski riding by the yacht's bow



Now, it’s your turn!  We often have yacht owners extend gracious discounts of 5% to 10%. On occasion we see deals of 15%.  Rarely do we have the opportunity to offer a superyacht, especially a Heesen yacht charter vessel, at a 40% discount.

January is a great time to explore the Caribbean – most of the tourists who came for year-end vacations have returned home.  Take advantage of quiet beaches, and anchorages where you’ll have room to enjoy the yacht’s watertoys.  Head ashore and meet the island people – friendly natives eager to share their culture and island lifestyle with you.

At full price, SEVEN SINS provides a great superyacht experience…
At 40% off, it’s a deal of a lifetime!

For yacht charter information to plan your own superyacht experience, text SEVEN SINS to the
1-800 Yacht Charters’ 24 hour hotline, 305-720-7245.

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Future Home For Miami Yacht Show To Better Showcase Luxury Yacht Charter Vessels

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Wow, this news couldn’t come at a better time…

After navigating the congested roads and waterways of Miami Beach the past 4 days at the 2018 Miami Yacht Show, we’re thrilled to announce the show will relocate to the mainland – near downtown Miami, for the 2019 installment of the annual event!

Pending state and federal permits, the show will relocate to the Resorts World property (formerly the headquarters of the Miami Herald newspaper), just north of downtown Miami next to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and the Sea Isle Marina.

Sunset photo of dock of superyachts at Miami Yacht Show



The show is managed and co-owned by Informa and IYBA, the International Yacht Brokers Association (our company President, Jana Sheeder is a member of IYBA). The event runs concurrently with the Miami International Boat Show, which is owned and operated by the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

This year, as in years past, our biggest challenge in inspecting the luxury yacht charter vessels participating in the show is the lack of timely access.  Some yachts are docked along the Indian Creek waterway, in front of the iconic Eden Roc and Fontainebleau hotels.  Scenic?  Yes.  Accessible?  Hardly… There’s only one road running north to south (Collins Avenue) and it can easily take 1 hour to traverse the mile-long row of yachts docked along Collins Avenue.

Further adding to the time constraints, the largest yachts (like 213 foot Codecasa superyacht Double Down, and 180 foot Heesen yacht Quite Essential) can’t fit at Indian Creek, so they are moored at the Island Gardens marina on Watson Island – about 5 miles away.   Traffic congestion and a woeful lack of parking near the show locations exacerbates the access problems.

At 1-800 Yacht Charters, President Jana Sheeder and her team mitigates these problems by moving between the locations by boat.  It helps – but still involves a loss of time traveling between locations, as low bridges force us to cruise a long circuit between Collins Avenue and Watson Island.  Yes, it’s faster than traveling by car, but still far from ideal…

Other transportation options:
-Shuttle buses, but their schedules are irregular
-Bicycles for rent, but not ideal when with clients
-Skateboards, but those were used by crewmembers to zip back and forth between nearby hotels (too far to skateboard between marinas)
-Uber and Lyft – a good option, but inconvenient when only going a block or so

^ Resorts World LLC Miami Yacht Show location ^

The new site on the mainland offers ease of access, ample parking, and Miami’s rapid transit Metrorail and Metromover trains.  This is prime waterfront property – located between the Venetian and MacArthur Causeways.  Whereas the Collins Avenue location had minimal space for on-land exhibits, the new location will include exhibition space for compatible luxury products such as:

  • Exotic cars and vehicles like Bentley – Bugatti – Rolls Royce – Maserati – Tesla
  • Private aircraft like Gulfstream – Bombardier Global -Dassault Falcon – Embraer Lineage
  • Helicopters like Sikorsky Executive – Bell – Leonardo
  • Fashions like Gucci – Louboutin – Chanel – Hermes – Balenciaga – Louis Vuitton – Prada
  • Sun products like Shiseido – L’Occitane au Bresil – Equitance
  • Art by artists like Britto – Chihuly – Xavier Veilhan

Photograph of Miami Yacht Show future site - green grass with seawall in downtown Miami with highrises in the background



Most importantly for our team, water taxi transportation will connect the primary show site to Islands Gardens superyacht marina on Watson Island, where some of the largest charter yachts in the world will be berthed.  Even cruising at 5 knots in a watertaxi should take no more than 5 minutes to shuttle between these two locations.

The new yacht show venue also has the added benefit of proximity to the Miami International Boat Show (MIBS) at the Miami Marine Stadium on Virginia Key (Key Biscayne).

Great things to do in Miami when you come to the Miami Yacht Show:

  • Bayside Marketplace – downtown Miami.  Shopping, eating, drinking, listening to music, tapas, cigars, trendy shops, waterside views
  • Miami Design District – Trendy arts district
  • Wynwood Walls – Just 10 minutes from Downtown Miami. Art galleries. Walls of artistic graffiti. Artwalks. Photography studios
  • Multiple brewing companies – Sample craft beers and visit breweries throughout downtown Miami area
  • Foodie Culinary Tour – Take a culinary tour of the various restaurants throughout South Beach and the Miami Arts District.
  • Waterway Tour – Star Island celebrity homes tour by boat, Monument Island, Port of Miami cruiseships

[Side note – did we mention dozens of great international-fare restaurants located in downtown Miami?]

We’re extremely excited about the future of the Miami Yacht Show.  With better parking, greater access to the charter yachts, luxury product vendors and restaurants, the 2019 show is an event not to be missed!

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In Living Color – Unique Yacht Paint Jobs

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Unique paint jobs on luxury yacht charter private yacht charter vessels yate boat

Everyone knows that picking house paint colors isn’t just difficult, it’s terrifying! Pick colors that are blah, and your house will seem featureless and flat. But if the colors you pick are too bold, they might overwhelm the architecture…and upset your neighbors.

The best colors will highlight the most beautiful features of your home. Skillful use of color can even disguise design flaws, boosting the, “curb appeal” and market value of your home.

Finding that magic color combination also holds true for luxury mega yacht charter vessels. 

The first thing a potential client sees when preparing to rent a private yacht is the exterior. The “dock appeal” must catch the attention of the prospect and pique his curiosity to see the interior as well.

Traditionally, yachts were painted simply – clean, bright white.  With modern technology, new paints and colors that resist fading and the harsh marine environment have been developed.  Now, the only limit to the exterior color scheme of a yacht is the owner’s imagination.

Here’s a sampling of unique paint schemes and colors on some of the newest and largest yachts around the world:

Luxury yacht cruises QUINTA ESSENTIA charter motor yacht
QUINTA ESSENTIA  – With a striking color scheme of Oyster White and Merlot Red, developed by the owner in close collaboration with Dobroserdov Design, Heesen motor yacht Quinta Essentia will certainly not pass unnoticed in the Mediterranean yacht charter fleet.  It is said the red color was inspired by the owner’s love for Merlot wine!    

Simon Cowell superyacht SLIPSTREAM luxury crewed yacht charter yacht holiday alquilar yates
SLIPSTREAM – celebrity owner, former American Idol
judge, and X-Factor creator Simon Cowell, is known for wearing simple, dark colored T-shirts against pale blue jeans. The classic deep blue hull and gun-blue superstructure of Cowell’s yacht Slipstream sets the scene for a truly nautical and contemporary super yacht. 


Motor yacht charter Black and White megayacht superyacht private yacht charter cruises
BLACK and WHITE –  the distinctive black and white theme onboard motor yacht BLACK and WHITE
is based on the ancient yin yang symbol, a Chinese sign for the mixing of complementary opposites.  Launched in 2010, this magnificent Sunseeker 34 yacht mixes not only color, but also high-end amenities and comfort with performance and power.

Luxury charter yacht MISTER JINGLES gold hull charter a yacht private yacht vacation yacht holiday

MISTER JINGLES – the global debt crisis has focused great attention on the value of gold.  The color gold draws nearly as much attention, especially on  a yacht painted stem to stern in this shiny, metallic palette.  Designed and built by Italy’s Fashion Yachts, motor yacht Mister Jingles
debuted as a luxury yacht charter vessel in 2009.  The metallic performance yacht  boasts a 35 knot cruising speed – perfect for quickly getting from one famous port to another.

AURELIA - race-car inspired motoryacht Formula 1 profile
AURELIA – recently, we profiled yachts named after race horses by their loving owners
.  It seems another type of race fan – Formula 1 cars – is just as proud to display his passion on a yacht.  The 37-Meter Heeson motor yacht Aurelia boast an unusual color scheme from Dobroserdov Design, inspired by the owner’s passion for racing cars.  Zoom Zoom Zoom!


Know of any other yachts with cool paint jobs?  Email us a picture (to ),
along with your name, the name of the yacht, and where you saw it. We’ll post and share your pics with our readers! 

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New Sunseeker 155 Launches in Time for Cannes Film Festival Yacht Charter

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The brand new 2016 Sunseeker 155 model named motor yacht PRINCESS AVK has been launched and her experienced charter-friendly crew and owner are keen to secure a South of France yacht charter right out of the gate.

Princess AVK superyacht in water


Having great success with the owner’s first charter yacht, the 40 meter Sunseeker yacht Princess K, the team at 1-800 Yacht Charters could barely contain their excitement, awaiting the launch of  this newest “Princess.”

“Last summer, as the conclusion of a super-successful charter onboard Princess K, Captain Julian Sincock informed us that his boss was quietly building a brand new and larger Sunseeker, and was eager for us to promote her for charter upon her launch,” reports Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters“We immediately spread the word to our preferred clients and set up an online brochure.”

This Sunseeker 155 is the largest model built to date by the British shipbuilder.  “Mega yacht PRINCESS AVK is prepared to take her place next to her sister-ship, the Sunseeker yacht BLUSH as the two highest profile tri-deck charter yachts in the 45 to 50 meter size category,” says Sheeder“Their contemporary styling is rivaled by no other builder, with the possible exception of the Dutch-built Heesen yachts.”

—>…More Sunseeker models currently available for charter…

In the water for less than a month, the yacht has already secured bookings for 17-24 July (Cannes – Ibiza) and 01-21 August (Ibiza – Cannes).  Yes, you read that correctly – she CAN legally go to Spain for Balearic islands yacht charter – the yacht is fully-licensed for Spanish waters – and will be one of the largest yachts legally available for charter in Spain this summer.

Captain Sincock, however, is itching to get started sooner, and the yacht and his team are ready and in position in the South of France to accept a Monaco Historic Grand Prix charter or a Cannes Film Festival charter in May.

At 47.24 meters (154 feet 11 inches), the yacht offers accommodations for 12 guests in 6 cabins including an ample full beam master, two VIP double staterooms and three additional cabins that easily convert from twins to doubles offering greater flexibility during charter. The master and VIP cabins boast floor to ceiling windows, giving a new meaning to a “room with a view.”

The unmatched connection with the sea is evident with balconies unfurling from either side of the main deck saloon, and French doors in the skylounge open onto a fold-down terrace. The result is a soothing beach house vibe, where the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces are beautifully blurred.

The yacht is the ideal platform for a corporate event – like hosting a film festival party or watching the race cars scream by during the Grand Prix. The main aft deck features a relaxed seating area with coffee tables – perfect for relaxing at cocktail hour. A glamorous bar and dining area are tucked under the radar arch of the open-air sun deck, and a spa tub is forward, allowing for unparalleled views while moored stern-to along the quay in Cannes or Monaco.

Princess AVK aft cockpit seating area underway

Come enjoy the superyacht experience on what Sheeder calls, “The hottest superyacht on the Med charter market this summer!”


Rates from €225,000 per week.  For further information, contact the charter team at 1-800 Yacht Charters right away.  HURRY!  Her calendar will book up completely!

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Race-Inspired Heesen Yacht Charter Vessel Secures Spanish Charter License

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There’s nothing like a few days in the sunny, warm waters of Spain to get you jazzed and looking forward to the summer season.  At least that what we hear from the owner and crew onboard the 37 meter Heesen motor yacht AURELIA.  After making a week-long appearance earlier this month at the Palma Superyacht Show, the crew reports a shiny new sticker now appears on the yacht’s windshield – a Spanish charter license – the mandatory requirement of any yacht wishing to legally offer Balearic Island yacht charters.


A girl sliding down the inflatable slide from motoryacht Aurelia

The Formula 1 race inspired motoryacht is now fully-licensed and legal to begin and end charters in Spanish waters, affording the head-turning yacht a distinct advantage over other yachts for hire.  Like any “racing team,” the professional crew of 6 is motivated to show up the competition – to the delight of their onboard guests!

“Foreign flagged yachts can enter Spanish waters,” explains Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters (a boutique company specializing in luxury yachting vacations for HNWI), “but unless they are licensed in Spain, they cannot pick up their guests in Spanish waters, nor can they charter to Spanish residents.  Securing a Spanish charter license is a real plus for our clients who wish to spend their entire superyacht experience in Spain, especially in the most popular destination, the Balearic Islands.”

The 37-meter motor yacht AURELIA features a unique exterior paint scheme, more synonymous with Grand Prix racing cars than superyachts.  Her interior by Bannenberg and Rowell continues the Formula 1 theme, with décor and guest cabins colored to pay homage to famous racing designers like Pininfarina and Bertone.   Four staterooms offer accommodations for up to 8 guests.


Yacht charter AURELIA superyacht double stateroom

Looking for fun AND relaxation? Check out the yacht’s amazing collection of toys and amenities for both watersports and onshore recreation:



Towable toys

5.5m Castoldi jet tender

2 electric bicycles

Air chair

2-person SeaDoo (255 horsepower)

2 SeaBobs

1-person kayak

2-person kayak

Inflatable banana

3 sets of SCUBA DIVING gear (Rendezvous RDV diving only)

Large anti-jellyfish swimming pool

Diving board on flybridge

Fishing rods

Extra-wide waterskis

Normal waterskis

Training waterskis

Beach picnic furniture set

Beach parasols


We’re exhausted just scrolling through the list… Wow!!!

AURELIA superyacht watersports toys and tender

Summer rates for incredible superyacht AURELIA start at €105,000 per week.

Get ready to be seen this summer in the Balearics onboard this sleek, fast, famous, and resplendent Heesen superyacht.

For more information, call 305-720-7245, fill in our online inquiry form with your questions here, or email

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Yacht Maven Tours James Bond Yacht Octopussy after $7M Refit

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Take an iconic former world-record holding yacht launched in the 80’s, add the allure of James Bond Agent #007, toss in wads of dough for refinements and upgrades, and the result is the spectacular, all-new Heesen motor yacht OCTOPUSSY.

Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters took advantage of an invitation to privately preview the “NEW” vessel near the owner’s winter home in Palm Beach, Florida, before the yacht enters the Bahamas yacht charter market.

We received an invitation to see the yacht at the conclusion of a 7 million dollar refit,” beams Sheeder.  “To be the first in the charter industry to see this yacht in person as it returns to the market is so exciting – we can’t wait to share our report and photos with our clients!

jana sheeder and captain laugh on top deck of motoryacht octopussy

Boarding to starboard, amidships and entering the interior passageway, visitors immediately catch a glimpse of the spectacular new décor by Jeff Lincoln of New York. Looking aft, the salon and dining area boast sumptuous fabrics and textures.  Sheeder notes how the designer stayed true to a classic yachting theme.  “The clean lines defined by white-on-navy color patterns add a great, crisp nautical flair, similar to the classic nautical clothing designs of Ralph Lauren.  You know you’re in a yacht but you feel like you’re in a modern New York City apartment. I also love how the blue highlights allow the interior areas to melt into the exterior decks and the dark blue hull.

OCTOPUSSY main salon and dining salon entrance with blue and white geometric carpeting, light wood walls, and white furniture

As Sheeder continues her tour of the yacht, crew members point out the numerous highlights of the refit.

You can tell every mechanical system and all interior surface areas – from the headliner to the flooring and wallcovering, and all of the furniture – have been renewed or replaced,” says Sheeder.  Heesen yacht OCTOPUSSY further benefits from a remodeled stateroom plan – with a combination of Queen and Twin berths as well as two Pullman berths for small children.

Additional highlights of the refit include the addition of a new sundeck, including extension of the uppermost deck, complete with raised sunpads and Jacuzzi-style hot tub.  “Adding the small sundeck with a hot tub is a great idea,” says Sheeder.  “Clients love to spend a day swimming and exploring the James Bond Thunderball Grotto in the Exumas in the Bahamas.  After a day at play, there’s nothing like soaking sore muscles in a ‘Jacuzzi’ as the sun sets over the ocean…

jana sheeder 1800yachtcharters president stands on dock beside motoryacht octopussy before inspection

Built by Dutch shipyard Heesen in 1988, this iconic yacht was true to the James Bond theme that underlines all of the famous films – whether a plane, car, or boat, it had to go FAST!  When first launched, the 143 foot vessel set a world record as the fastest superyacht in the world, hitting a top speed of 53.17 knots.  “The added renovations, and extensions have slowed her down a bit,” says Sheeder, “but not by much.”  Currently, the yacht can cruise at 25 knots, with a top speed of 35 knots.

The combination of speed in a setting of comfort and panache makes this an ideal yacht for exploring the Bahamas,” explains Sheeder. “Other yachts are stuck offering the traditional charter itinerary in the general area of Nassau, but this incredible yacht can get to remote islands far removed from the tourist areas.  After all, the idea is to enjoy a private yacht charter vacation – and this yacht can certainly deliver on that promise.


james bond 007 octopussy film poster picture starring roger moore and maude adams showing maude with 8 arms and roger holding gun



Take the “James Bond Yacht Challenge” and win a prize!

Tell us the names of three 007–inspired yachts currently available for charter.  These are yachts named after actual James Bond movies. 

Need a hint? The yacht “Octopussy” is named after the 1983 film of the same name starring Roger Moore as James Bond.  Now you only need to name two more!   

Need another hint?  Go to and use the SEARCH box in the top right corner of the homepage to search on names of James Bond movies.   

Email the names of three charter yachts named after Bond 007 flicks to, and we’ll mail you a special gift! 

[Note:  actual spies and secret agents are not eligible to play! LOL!!!]


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