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3 to Watch: Luxury Yacht Charter Maven Shares Hottest Yacht Construction Trends for 2017 & Beyond

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WHAT TO WATCH IN YACHT CHARTER INDUSTRY

With her repeat clients pushing for the newest yachts with unique amenities, Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters, understands the need to keep her finger on the pulse of the latest yachting design trends.

 

JANA SHEEDER, PRESIDENT, 1-800 YACHT CHARTERS ANALYSIS

Sheeder shares with us three over-the-top design trends she has noticed on upcoming new builds and recently-launched superyachts.

 

BALCONIES

 

OKTO superyacht balcony terrace

 

Balconies are features of upscale villas and resort suites.  The use of balconies (or “terraces”) is the ideal way to integrate interior  and exterior areas.  This amenity has now caught a foothold in superyacht design.  Builders are adding balconies adjacent to interior dining rooms, beach clubs, and most impressively, off of master cabins. 66m ISA motor yacht OKTO, for example, incorporates a private balcony in her full beam master suite.  The hydraulic balcony is  controlled by the guests. Specifically, simply push a button. This is a distinct advantage over earlier generation balconies on older yachts.  They require the assistance of the crew to open and close. The balcony comes with an air curtain to keep the interior spaces cool, while having the balcony open to the ocean.

 

POOLS

OKTO aerial running shot showing pool and decks

No, not Jacuzzi-style spa tubs – they are still an important superyacht amenity as well.  We’re talking about cool, fresh water pools, large enough to frolic with the kids on a warm summer day (or swim in place with the aid of current-generating waterjets).

When you’re anchored in a cove near Ibiza on a hot July afternoon, a dip in cool freshwater is a pleasant alternative to the salty, warm ocean.  Great examples of Balearic island yacht charter vessels with pools are 67.5m motor yacht ICON, and 108m Pride Mega Yachts 2018 motor yacht TOMORROW.

 

 

WELLNESS AREAS

 

Wellness massage room on yacht SOLANDGE

The interest in wellness yacht charter vacations continues to grow, with more and more clients requesting yachts that offer amenities for mind, body, and soul.  Saunas, steam rooms, gymnasiums, quiet yoga areas, as well as onboard nutritionists, beauticians, and massage therapists are a big draw.  Sheeder believes yachts that cater to mindfulness and overall wellness will be in great demand in 2017 and beyond.  Examples are the 85m Lurssen yacht SOLANDGE and  Tankoa yacht SUERTE (69m).

 

In conclusion, it is time to rejuvenate mind, body, and spirit.  Let 1-800 Yacht Charters deliver The Superyacht Experience™ to you, your family and friends. Click https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ now. 

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British Designers Fashion Yachts

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Photograph of elegant staircase

BACKGROUND OF INTERIOR DESIGN

It’s been said the goal of interior design is to produce a harmonious whole.  This unit involves the architecture, function, and visual aspects of the interior that are unified. They are also pleasing to mind and body, and they are appropriate to the activities to be pursued there.  In the superyacht industry, the creative team at Redman Whiteley Dixon has hit this goal time and time again. 

REDMAN WHITELEY DIXON

Started in 1993, the UK-based designers first worked on sailing yacht interiors.  More naval architects and yacht owners took notice; therefore, the company was able to expand its portfolio to include motor yachts.

Some of the world’s most prestigious, newest and largest yachts now display interiors designed by Redman Whiteley Dixon (RWD). 

 

RWD-DESIGNED YACHTS

Of particular note are several luxury mega yacht charter vessels launched in the past 2 years, such as 62 meter BATON ROUGE, 62 meter ICON, 60 metre ANDREAS L, and 57 meter TWIZZLE.  With this in mind, one vessel in the 1-800 Yacht Charters fleet, is 58 meter KOKOMO.  She was recently selected as the 2010 Best Sailing Yacht over 40 meters by the International Superyacht Society.

 

REDMAN STYLE

Consequently, the studio is proud of its “open door, open plan” style.  Designers work in a relaxed yet focused environment. It is also unrestricted by a single, set house style.  Redman Whiteley Dixon handles all aspects of interior and exterior yacht design. Their expertise spans 10 meter tenders to 160 meter superyachts.

 

HOW TO RENT A YACHT?

Rent a private yacht with a luxurious, inspirational Redman Whiteley Dixon interior at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Experience Rugged Greenland & Beyond Onboard Yacht LEGEND

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ADVENTURE & LUXURY – HAND IN HAND

The hottest trend in yachting continues this summer.  Motor yacht LEGEND joins a growing fleet of luxury yacht charter vessels forgoing the Mediterranean. She heads to the extreme Arctic and Northern Europe for amazing adventures.

Woman in white bikini and arms raised in air standing on snow in front of motoryacht LEGEND

 

 

 

ANTARCTICA

A winter expedition in Antarctica relocates Icon yacht LEGEND to northern Europe for the summer. She stops in the Spring in the frozen tundra of Greenland.  Charters secure by action-seeking travelers in both May and June already.

READY FOR ADVENTURE?

Activities offered aboard this yacht charter boat include whale watching, heliskiing (heli-skiing), and rides via dog sleds and snow scooters.

Ultra-luxury expedition yachts enter the charter market daily.  The adventure travel movement reached the luxury sector of the market.  Adventure travel is no longer only for budget-conscious. Specifically, willingly “roughing it” in hostels and tents.  Expedition superyachts enable upscale travelers the experience. In specific, adventure travel vacation with incredible creature comforts.

 

WHICH YACHTS OFFER ADVENTURE?

The growing list of yachts offering activity-oriented charters in the Arctic and northern Europe include 229-foot superyacht SHERAKHAN and 205-foot Icon yacht BATON ROUGE (in Norway in June). In addition, the 238-foot Abeking and Rasmussen Motoryacht CLOUDBREAK (scheduled for May 2019 in Greenland).

A closer look at yacht LEGEND demonstrates the appeal of these modern expedition yachts.

LEGEND KEY FEATURES

She is, indeed, incredible.  The yacht offers a commercially-certified helipad, 3-man submarine, and an ice-breaking hull.  Guests enjoy snow scooters (snowmobiles), a Balinese spa, and onboard cinema. Above all,  an aft-deck heated pool, gymnasium, and 26 guests in 13 luxury staterooms.

 

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Yes, indeed –this luxury yacht charter vessel has many features.  For instance, the helicopter and the 3-person submarine.  This yacht allows guests to explore from entirely new angles.  Without a doubt, guests relax and watch movies in the cinema. They definitely get massages in the Balinese-themed spa below deck.  Guests enjoy cocktails on deck in the ultra-heated Jacuzzi.  Lastly, just cuddle up by the fireplace with a good book. The gymnasium affords additional health and wellness. In addition to this, active guests explore on the snow scooters.  Additionally, they encounter wildlife on land.  Of course, perfect photo opportunities add to a memorable vacation of a lifetime.

 

HEADCOUNT

A big “plus” of many expedition yachts is size.  Specifically, the ability to accommodate large families and groups of friends.  Especially, since most luxury charter yachts take a maximum of 12 passengers.  Whereas yachts like LEGEND and SHERAKHAN both legally and comfortably accommodate 26 guests.

 

Photo of small boat and 4 people with cameras watching a whale tail coming up from the water. Huge snow-covered mountains behind them

 

 

LEGEND’S BOOKINGS

She is a busy lady. Hurry and join her calendar!  Her bookings include 22nd December to 6th January 2019 / King George Island to King George Island (Antarctica).  In addition, 6th to 13th January 2019 / King George Island to King George Island (Antarctica).  Also, 11th to 18th May 2019 / Ilulissat to Ilulissat (Greenland). Subsequently, 8th to 15th June 2019 / Kangerlussuaq to Ilulissat (Greenland). Without a doubt, a popular yacht.

 

CRUISING SCHEDULE

  • March 2018: Transit
  • April 2018: Mediterranean
  • May 2018: Mediterranean
  • May to September 2018: Norway, Sweden, Baltic, Arctic
  • October 2018: Transit
  • December 2018 to March 2019: Antarctica & Patagonia

 

RATE

Cost is 460,000€ per week. This includes yacht, crew, and use of all onboard amenities and recreational toys.  Running expenses such as food, fuel, bar, and dockage are additional.  Depending upon the destination, local VAT may be incurred.  Last but not least, a crew gratuity is optional and at the charter’s discretion.

 

MORE INFO

Ready to plan an Alaska yacht charter vacation?  Is the Antarctic calling for you?  For more information, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters today at toll-free North America +1.800.922.4824  / local and international +1.305.253.7245 or via our online inquiry form at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Just Chillin’ –  Expedition Yacht LEGEND Sets Antarctica Yacht Charter Schedule for 2017

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WHO OWNS MOTORYACHT LEGEND?

Jan Verkerk owns the 253-foot Icon motor yacht LEGEND.  She is accepting reservations in Antarctica for the season.  Specifically, from January 17 through February 18.

ALL ABOUT LEGEND

This incredible yacht is from 1973.   Icon expedition yacht LEGEND underwent a complete rebuild in 2015.   She is the only luxury yacht charter ice-breaker vessel in the world.

Legend motoryacht night lighting

 

RESTORATION PROJECTS

This is Verkerk’s second superyacht restoration project.  His other is highly popular 228 foot motor yacht SHERAKHAN.  She is a star in the Mediterranean charter market.

Active charterers will delight in the opportunities for adventure offered on M/Y LEGEND.  With accommodations for 26 guests, and space to carry a helicopter and a submarine, the possibilities for cold-weather adventure are endless. Of course, Verkerk made certain to include the mandatory superyacht amenities as well: gymnasium, Balinese spa, sauna, beauty salon, movie theater and swimming pool.   There’s even a medical suite, for any emergencies.

After spending a few weeks in Antarctica, the yacht will head to Greenland for the summer charter season.

If you’re intrigued to step away from your traditional Caribbean charter vacation this summer, let us deliver the superyacht experience to you, your family, and friends in the last great frontier on earth – Antarctica…

 

HOW TO BOOK YACHT LEGEND

In conclusion, for yacht charter pricing information and availability for motoryacht LEGEND or any other superyacht, contact us today.  The 1-800 Yacht Charters team stands ready for your inquiry. 

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Newest and Largest Yachts in Monaco

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Photograph of the Monaco Grand Prix racetrack photo with yachts docked next to it. Yachts and water are to the center and right side of the photo. Racetrack at left and front of photo.

Every year, two annual events make a visit to the city of Monte Carlo a must for yacht charter clientele – the Monaco Grand Prix and the Monaco Yacht Show.  With the Grand Prix a distant image in our rearview mirrors, focus turns to the yacht show.

What makes this show truly unique is the number of new yachts on hand.  About 40 of the newest  superyachts delivered in the past 12 months will be on exhibit.

Here are several yachts from the 1-800 Yacht Charter database scheduled to be on display:


Motor yacht ICON  – a 62.50 meter custom built yacht launched in 2010.

Motor yacht CARPE DIEM – a 58.20 meter vessel launched in 2011.

Motor yacht MIA ELISE – a 2010, 49.90 meter custom built motoryacht by Trinity Yachts.

 

Motor yacht QUINTA ESSENTIA – a 55 meter yacht built in 2011 and known for her unique color scheme.


The show is open daily.  In specific, from 10am to 6.30pm.  It takes place at Port Hercules, Boulevard Albert 1er, in the Principality of Monaco. The main entrance to the show is the Darse Sud entrance.  There are other entry points at the Chicane and Parvis Sud.   General admission tickets are available at the entrances for €65 per day.

Can’t make the show?  Our charter department personally inspects dozens of yachts each year on behalf of our clients.  To plan a private Caribbean yacht charter vacation this winter, contact the charter team at 1800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ for yacht and itinerary suggestions

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Superyacht Icon 62-meter Dazzles in the Caribbean

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Aerial photograph of motoryacht ICON. There is a swimming pool on the back deck. Her hull is dark, and her superstructure is white. She is facing the top right corner of the photo.

Superyacht ICON

ANNOUNCEMENT

The 203 foot motor yacht ICON has announced. In specific, she plans to position for the winter and spring in the Caribbean. 

A 2010 build, motor yacht ICON accomodates 12 guests in 6 staterooms.  Further, she features a crew compliment of  16.

 

Aerial photograph of the yacht, Icon. Her beach club aft deck is pulled out and has 2 sun loungers on it, ready for people to lay in the sun.

Beach club

BEACH CLUB AND MORE

Designed for extensive world cruising, she is a high-volume megayacht yet appears sleek and elegant, with a contemporary design throughout. The yacht offers luxurious accommodations.  In addition, she has an amazing “beach club” deck area with an adjacent fitness room.  Access these directly from the lower guests cabins.

 

GREAT CARIBBEAN YACHT CHARTER BOAT

Huge decks spaces, state of the art entertainment systems and an exceptional crew make this a first class Caribbean yacht charter option.

Caribbean winter rates for all weeks, December through April are listed at $475,000 per week, plus running expenses. 

 

OTHER CARIBBEAN YACHTS FOR HIRE

Other yachts for hire this winter and spring in the Caribbean and Bahamas include 191ft motor yacht CARPE DIEM, 183ft sail yacht FIDELIS, and 180ft motor yacht HARBOUR ISLAND

 

HOW TO RENT A YACHT

Contact the 1-800 Yacht Charter desk at  https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ for more information.

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