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Readers ask for more information on superyacht Air – the largest Feadship offered for rent – so we deliver! In the past, we profiled the launch of motor yacht AIR, which prompted discussion.
Superyacht AIR surpassed all expectations during her sea trials and her owner is scheduled to take delivery in just under two weeks. Shortly after, she will depart Holland and head straight to Monte Carlo to undertake her July Mediterranean yacht charter booking commitments.
Joining a fleet of the largest yachts for hire, the gigayacht still has open charter dates in the months of August and September. At the conclusion of the summer season, the yacht will re-position across the Atlantic and join the St. Martin yacht charter fleet.
Feadship yacht AIR is helmed by co-captains Stephen Warren and Mark Finch and boasts a young and enthusiastic crew, including an excellent young British chef, new to the industry. They are all looking forward to a spectacular season.
The yacht features a sleek, elegant exterior with a unique matte black steel hull. The minimalist interior, created by Remi Tessier, is stunning. Amenities include an 8 meter-long pool located on the main deck forward, and a sun deck with full gym and Jacuzzi. Other features include an elevator to all decks, massage and steam rooms, and a fully-certified commercial helicopter pad (helipad).
BE THE FIRST to charter this beautiful new yacht this summer. The weekly rental rate is €750,000 plus expenses. Contact our office for photos and additional details at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/.
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Launched in 2009 and built by Horizon Yachts, she accommodates up to eight guests in 4 staterooms.
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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).
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.”
The 2009 showcase of luxury sail and motoryachts takes place October 29th through November 2nd.
We are at your service!
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In late November 2012, a European Union commission stated that the VAT exemption on chartering yachts in France is not compliant with EU VAT rules. France will now be required to take steps to remove the exemption from its tax legislation within two months, a ruling prompting one tax expert to say that France, “…cannot be regarded as a paradise for yachts anymore.”
Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters explains how clients have escaped the VAT in France, until now.
“The rules for chartering yachts in the European Union changed back in 2010. Basically, chartering a yacht for less than 90 days requires VAT to be paid in the country where the chartered trip departs. France was able to avoid this ruling for many yachts by claiming that vessels registered as ‘commercial’ yachts could remain VAT exempt. To save thousands of Euros in tax-related expenses, we would only promote commercial yachts to our clients considering a cruise in France. Unfortunately, that option appears to be ending.”
“The process might be delayed by political lobbyists who represent the interests of the vast French yachting sector, ” says Sheeder. “The French government will be pressured to find a way to prevent a massive exodus of yachts from French ports to other destinations with more favorable tax environments.”
We’ve all seen the images – a silhouette of a sailing yacht, lying at anchor near a secluded beach, the sun setting in the background; or the massive superyachts docked side-by-side in a marina along the Côte d’Azur. It’s not hard to imagine you and your family inserted in those yachting images, enjoying la belle vie.
Is it realistic to think you can afford a holiday at sea on a private yacht?
To answer that question, let’s start with understanding exactly what a yacht charter is all about…
If you’ve ever stayed at a resort, you’ve already experienced the premise of a yachting vacation on a crewed yacht. From accommodations, to meals, activities and amenities, everything you and your family need are available in one location. The biggest difference – your location “moves” when you charter a yacht!
Take for example a Virgin Islands yacht charter vessel. While other travelers stay ashore and see the same view from their hotel window, each day you can wake up and experience a new location, as your yacht cruises from island to island. Forget a virtual online slideshow – this is the real deal!
While onboard, you’ll be pampered by a crew of trained professionals – from a captain to navigate, to a host/hostess to serve you, and a chef to prepare your meals. The actual number of crew depends on the size of yacht you charter and the level of service you request, so there will often be more crew members than charter guests!
Just like the resort, the yacht offers accommodations, areas to relax and socialize, and a wide variety of recreational toys to enjoy – like snorkel gear and paddleboards. The larger yachts offer a wider variety of toys and amenities, including waverunners, cinema rooms, exercise equipment – even ondeck Jacuzzi wellness spas.
There is one more distinguishing difference when compared to a resort – it’s completely private – only you and your family and friends and your crew are onboard – no one else! Your confidentiality is assured with 1-800 Yacht Charters.
Again, the comparison to seaside resorts best illustrates the locations available for enjoying a yachting holiday – if it’s on the ocean, chances are there are yachts in the area available for hire!
Here’s a partial list of the most popular destinations for chartering a crewed yacht:
If you guessed that we would once again go back and look at a resort for the answer – you’re right!
The price options for enjoying a crewed yacht directly compare to the prices of staying at a resort. Basic resorts in popular destinations can be very affordable for a family vacation, and so too can be the cost of a private yacht charter. Conversely, ultra exclusive resorts in posh settings charge premium rates – as do the most luxurious private yachts.
To put this into realistic perspective, here’s a sample of yachts and their prices:
The owners of charter yachts rely on a network of professional yacht charter brokers to serve as the go-between for owners and anyone interested in securing a yacht for hire. 1-800 Yacht Charters has been delivering The Superyacht Experience to their clients for over 30 years, and maintains a database of more than 500 crewed charter yachts around the world.
Only 1-800 Yacht Charters offers a Best Price Guarantee and makes a donation to a recognized charity in your name when you make your reservation.
We are ready to book your private luxury yacht charter vacation for you right now. Please call us toll-free in North America (at +1.800.922.4824) or locally and internationally (at +1.305.253.7245) or fill out our online booking form at email us at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/
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The tax deadline approaches…you’ll be receiving a refund. The family deserves a special vacation all together!
It’s time to plan…
Why not indulge yourself and rent a private yacht with crew over the Christmas holidays this year?
Should you opt for a Caribbean Bareboat Charter instead, you can enjoy the endless parties in the islands throughout the season.
During the holidays, the Caribbean islands come alive. They have colorful festivals and celebrations everywhere. These celebrations are a reflection of the culture of the local people. The locals do many things. For instance, they paint their homes in colorful tones. They also put up new fun window treatments. Another activity is to decorate multiple Christmas trees. They have multiple parades full of lively dancers and elaborate costumes.
To book your private luxury Virgin Islands (or other Caribbean island) yacht charter vacation, contact the charter professionals at 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/
Can you think of three great reasons? Why do A-list celebrities, for instance, Johnny Depp, Beyonce, Leonardo DiCaprio and Gwyneth Paltrow choose yachting? Why do they opt for boats over land-based getaways?
Don’t rack your brain with choices. For instance, great food, amazing onboard amenities, gadgets, and watersports toys. We have to come clean. This is really a trick question.
There’s really only ONE reason Hollywood stars, producers, and their families relish yachting. It is a reason worthy of being repeated three times:
It IS the number one reason most vacationers consider a Caribbean yacht charter in the winter. They also choose to escape to the Mediterranean in the summer by yacht.
Except for the professional crew, NO ONE gets on the yacht without the permission of the charterer and his guests.
You can rent a posh villa at a ski resort.
You can stay in a penthouse in a hotel around the world.
At some point, be it on the slopes or in a restaurant, you must deal with other people and crowds.
The level of privacy enjoyed on a superyacht is unrivaled. There’s little need to plan meals ashore as charter chefs are among the very best gourmands in the culinary industry. Onboard amenities such as cinema rooms, hot tubs, and saunas, rival the finest shoreside spas.
Recreational watertoys such as waverunners and snorkel gear eliminate the need to visit stores and shops to rent sports equipment.
In short – yacht charters offer an all-inclusive environment that caters to travelers who place great emphasis on quality time with family and friends.
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Presenting TWIZZLE, a Royal Huisman sailboat with interior design by Redman Whiteley Dixon. Take a closer look at this yacht. She is a superb example of twenty-first century living.
She combines a boutique-style home and powerful sailing vessel. She was built in the Netherlands, and she features sweeping, contemporary lines. Twizzle is also a functional integration of indoor and outdoor areas.
Twizzle is a high performance sailing yacht with the amenities of a motor yacht. She is fast, as she ran 16.5 knots in a 20 knot breeze on her first trip from the Netherlands to Monaco.
Exceptional in looks, functionality, and comfort, this sailing yacht is assuredly one of leading superyachts in the charter market for years to come.
Finally, this sailing yacht is available this summer in the Mediterranean from €203,000 to €224,000 per week, and this winter in the Caribbean at $245,000 to $273,000. Her rates are plus all expenses.
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The internet has made booking air fare and yacht charter vacations so simple that using travel agents to reserve anything trip-related seems pointless. NOT SO! Travel agents are very valuable to booking accurate travel, getting the best deals, and making sure that everything is “smooth sailing” and perfect for your trip.
Isn’t it more expensive to use a travel agent than to book travel myself?
Not necessarily. Travel agents are paid commissions from the vendors of each travel segment (i.e., flight, yacht charter, bareboat vacation, trip cancellation insurance, etc), so there is no additional charge to you for their personal attention to your trip planning.
Don’t some travel agents “mark up” the prices?
Yes, some charge a small fee for making arrangements for you (since some travel vendors, like airlines, have all but eliminated commissions for agents), but their personalized services to you are invaluable. They know of and find great deals for you (they receive updated specials daily — specials that are not updated to travel websites), and they know the answers to many questions that you have about plane configurations, how to request particular room or location amenities, and how to make the vacation exactly the one that you wanted. They know details about each trip segment that you might not know, and they remove all guesswork from your trip planning and scheduling.
My friends always use travel agents for trips. Is Pro Travel a good travel agency to use?
Absolutely! The Pro Travel Network is one of the largest travel agencies in North America, with full-service offices in the United States, Canada, and Australia. They provide services about every aspect of travel (from travel insurance to car service to renting private yachts for your motor yacht charter or sailing vacation).
The bottom line to using a professional Pro Travel Agent: WHAT IS YOUR TIME WORTH?
Ready to plan your winter private luxury yacht charter vacation? Contact us HERE and we’ll take care of it for you right away!
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