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Destination Italy | Where Is Positano?

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Photograph of Positano in Italy. Photo taken from up on the hill.  The mountain to the left is covered in multicolored houses that are on a slant overlooking the ocean.  The bay is filled with sailboats and motoryachts at anchor. There is a pink cloud in the background, as if the photo was taken at sunset.

Amalfi Coast – Positano – Yacht Charter Italy

Caribbean yacht charter vacations are popular to American tourists.  However, the Italian coastline draws far more visitors annually. This is for both land and sea holidays.

The most famous stretch of coastline in Italy is the Amalfi Coast. It stretches south from the peninsula of Sorrento.  Here you will find multiple features. For instance, quaint fishing villages along a ragged-mountain cliffline, bordered by the clear, azure sea.

Amalfi Coast yacht charters take place along the northern end of the Bay of Naples.  They often encompass the volcanic island of Ischia. Even more often, they include nearby Capri.

A popular destination while enjoying an Italy yacht charter is the town of Positano.   Many flock here. For example, artists, rock stars, actors, and novelists have visited for decades. Here, you can climb the fabled narrow streets to visit one of the local designer showrooms and elegant boutiques, where clothes and sandals are made to order.

The city of Positano, Italy is located in the province of Salerno, and the region of Campania.  The location coordinates on a map are:  40° 38?N 14°29?E Positano is 17km (10 miles) west of Amalfi; 51km (101 miles) west of Salerno; and 56km (35 miles) southeast of Naples.

The closest airport, suitable for private jets and regional commercial carriers is the Salerno Costa d’Amalfi Airport (IATA: QSR, ICAO: LIRI), located in the municipality of Pontecagnano Faiano.

 Many spectacular yachts will be cruising the Amalfi Coast. One impressive and elegant example is motoryacht CHECKMATE, a Benetti luxury yacht in the charter market.

HOW TO RENT A YACHT IN ITALY

Considering a getaway to Italy and the Amalfi Coast this summer?  The most beautiful views are gained by sea – from the deck of your own private charter yacht.  Here, you can relax far away from the tourists and the traffic and marvel as the pastel colors of the buildings dance in the setting sun… 

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Destination Italy: Where is Sardinia?

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Photograph of Cala Soraja Island of Spargi Sardinia Italy


SARDINIA AS DESTINATION

Sardinia has been on everyone’s radar for the past few weeks.  First, we heard how Steven Spielberg, with Gwyneth Paltrow in tow, ran afoul of the local authorities as the tender to his superyacht, motoryacht SEVEN SEAS cruised too close to island beachgoers.

 

PERINI NAVI YACHT CHARTER FLEET

Then, we reported on the Perini Navi yacht charter fleet preparing for early September’s sailing regatta against the beautiful backdrop of Porto Cervo, Sardinia.

 

WHERE IS SARDINIA?

So exactly where is Sardinia and what is the allure that draws so many sailors and visitors?

Map of Sardinia. Colored drawing.

Sardinia is Italy’s second largest island as well as the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is famed for its beautiful beaches and fascinating history. The nearest land masses are (clockwise from north) the French island of Corsica, the Spanish Balearic Islands, and the Italian Peninsula, Sicily, and Tunisia.

For Atlas lovers, the island of Sardinia is situated between 38° 51′ and 41° 15′ latitude north and 8° 8′ and 9° 50′ east longitude. To the west of Sardinia is the Balearic Sea; to Sardinia’s east is the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Over many centuries the island has survived countless invasions by the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, and Arabs.  Local festivals on the island still reflect the long-lasting impact of those cultures.

Numerous castles, villages, temples and tombs cover the countryside, and with its perfect summer weather, tourists arrive in droves, some via Mediterranean yacht charter vessels, but many more via ferry service from the Italian mainland.

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Have you been to Sardinia?  Please tell us about your experiences!

For a sample yachting itinerary of the Italian Riviera, including Sardinia, contact our destination specialists at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ .

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Italian Builder – New Fast Displacement Megayacht

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When it comes to yachting, the words, “Fast” and “Displacement” are rarely uttered in the same sentence.  In part, displacement yachts tend to be built heavier and wider, to achieve maximum comfort.  The tradeoff for this stability at sea has traditionally been speed.

However, one builder continues to throw convention to the wind.

Aerial view of a motoryacht underway.

Italy’s Benetti Yachts, has unveiled a third generation of fast yachts, rounding out an extensive range of vessels which currently includes class range semi-custom displacement vessels from 93′ to 145′, and custom-built megayachts starting at 45 meters.

The new Fast Displacement line of composite vessels built by Benetti in Viareggio, Italy includes two models — the Benetti F-140, first introduced in 2012, and the brand new Benetti F-125.  The new line Benetti F-125 is designed to be truly versatile, offering speed when needed, but at the same time fuel efficiency and comfort.

In a recent press release, Benetti CEO Vincenzo Poerio touted the new line: 

“Many of our clients have requested faster, more versatile, and efficient boats, while maintaining the same level of comfort and customization found in our existing yachts. The new Fast Displacement line is designed precisely in response to these requests, and it rounds out our current offering in the Class Range. We haven’t just created a new series; we have invested time and resources – combining the Benetti’s 140-years of experience in super yachts with the technological know-how of Azimut Benetti Group – to create a new way of heading out to sea.”

Comfort and luxurious European styling make Benetti yachts popular rental vessels.  Italian yacht charter customers often request Benetti yachts by name.

Some of the popular Benetti yacht charter vessels include:

Motor yacht SILVER ANGEL – designed specifically for extensive long-range cruising

 Motor yacht CHECKMATE  – a 2013 addition to the #Monaco yacht charter marketplace
 
Motor yacht DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER – the latest James Bond boat to honor the heralded film franchise
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Italian Super Yacht ULYSSES says YES to Chartering in Cuba this Winter

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After a successful Italy yacht charter season this summer, the owner of Benetti motor yacht ULYSSES has announced his interest to relocate his 56 meter yacht this winter to the warm waters of the Caribbean, and in particular, the new cruising destination Cuba.

The idea of a Cuba yacht charter vacation is now more popular than ever, in large part thanks to the easing of travel restrictions between the United States government and the government of Cuba.  The result of minimal tourism in Cuba for the past 5 decades means much of the country remains as pristine as it did a half-century ago.

Back of superyacht Ulysses with toys in the water

Small islets and miles of unspoiled beaches along the southern coast of the island nation are ideal for a warm weather yachting vacation.  Additionally, the opportunity to interact with the residents and their unique Latin culture rounds out the total Superyacht Experience.

Offering great value to potential customers is nothing new for the owner of Italian-built motor yacht ULYSSES, a Benetti 184 foot superyacht.  In fact, the yacht still has a late summer discount in place for charters in the Mediterranean, along the Italian coast.  Although no discounts have been announced yet for Cuba and the Caribbean, we feel it’s only a matter of time before the yacht’s owner dangles a tantalizing offer in front of our noses!

Check back with us during the fall, and we’ll let you know all of the great winter deals available for enjoying a Cuba yacht charter vacation, or any other special deal throughout the Caribbean…

Visit our Caribbean page here for a small sample of yachts available this winter in Cuba, St. Martin, St Barts, and throughout the islands.    

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Livin’ Large With Queen B On Yacht Kismet in Italy

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A couple weeks ago, we shared some guest comments and a vid for motor yacht ‘H.  We mentioned that our clients were enjoying a luxury yacht charter after catching  Bey and Jay-Z’s “On The Run II” concert in Paris.  A day after the show, Beyonce and family also grabbed a superyacht and headed to sea to enjoy a few days cruising the Italian coastline.

It seems a few of you saw photos of the power couple as they walked the streets in Capri, but that wasn’t good enough – you wanted to see their yacht!

Photograph of Beyonce and Jay-Z waiting for person to tie ropes to the boat from the dock. Captain of boat is pictured behind the couple.

 

Now you know we can’t show you private photos of the Carters on the yacht (not cool), but – we’re glad to show you a video of the yacht!

So here you go fans –  click here to enjoy some amazing images onboard motoryacht KISMET – and use your imagination to picture Queen B and the fam, living it up!

[BTW – if you’re still dying to see the family on yacht Kismet, there are a couple photos posted on Beyonce’s Instagram page]

For more information about yacht KISMET, view her online brochure at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/explore-our-yachts/kismet

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Seventh Heaven Yacht Club Opens for Megayachts on Island of Ischia

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If you are planning a luxury mega yacht charter this summer on a Mediterranean yacht, you’ll be pleased to know Luise Group, leaders in maritime agency services to the superyacht industry, has taken over management of the Ponente Quay (Molo di Ponente) of Lacco Ameno on the Island of Ischia.

The marina known previously as Heaven’s Quay, has now been renamed The Seventh Heaven Yacht Club.

Ischia is a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, about 30 kilometers from Naples, Italy, at the northern end of the Gulf of Naples, and is a frequent destination for sail boat charters and mega yacht charters.

Ischia Island superyacht marina

The Seventh Heaven Yacht Club, located on the northern part of island of Ischia, can accommodate twelve mega yachts, and the marina covers an area close to 16,000 square metres. The pier, which is 140 metres in length, offers all essential necessities including water, electricity, and mooring posts.

The renamed facility will now figure prominently among the most prestigious ports and marinas that are currently managed by the Luise Group.

Luise Associates, the branch of Luise Group which is exclusively dedicated to maritime agency services for mega yachts, works with over 600 yachts cruising in the Gulf of Naples each year.

Francesco Luise, Managing Partner of Luise Group commented, “We are very proud to be able to take under our management the main dock in Lacco Ameno, Ischia. Although the area of Lacco Ameno is one of the smallest counties on the Island of Ischia, it is a prestigious and visually beautiful location for superyachts to berth. The Seventh Heaven Yacht Club will permit us to have a permanent presence in the area while continuing to provide the best in maritime agency services to our clients.”

Are you ready to plan your yacht charter in Italy?  Contact us at 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/, and we will get it started for you!

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Top 3 Must-See Yacht Favorite Islands

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Dreaming of a blissful getaway?  Here are three breathtaking islands you’ll want to visit in your lifetime, preferably from the comfort of a your own private luxury chartered yacht.

1.  James Bond Island (Ko Phi Phi Don), Thailand

Photograph of Ko Phi Phi Don Island, Thailand, as seen from the land. Huge boulders in the water. Clean, clear green water. White sand beach. Palm tree.

Ko Phi Phi Don Island, Thailand

2.  Galapagos Islands, Ecuador – South America
Photograph of marine iguana standing on a rock in the foreground.  Blue footed booby bird feet can be seen in the background. There is a small shrub at the left side of the picture.

Galapagos Islands yacht charter wildlife

 3.  Ischia, Italy – Mediterranean 
Photograph of the island of Ischia, Italy. There is a large island with green trees at the top, homes at the bottom along the coastline,. Boats in the harbour. Blue sky with fluffy clouds. The island is on the left side of the photograph.  The ocean is on the right side of the photograph.

Ischia, Italy yacht charter

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Yacht SEA FORCE ONE at Venice Biennale

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Photograph of motoryacht SEA FORCE ONE underway

 

THE EVENT

In June, design meets art as award-winning motoryacht SEA FORCE ONE arrives. She is available for a luxury mega yacht charter at the opening of the 54th Venice Biennale Art Exposition.

 

AWARD-WINNING YACHT

Voted the BEST DISPLACEMENT MOTOR YACHT at the 2009 World Superyacht Awards, 54 meter yacht SEA FORCE ONE makes announcement.  She has a secured a first class berth at the Punta de la Salute!  The venue has a fantastic view of the historic Piazza San Marco.

 

Venice photograph of Piazza del San Marco in Italy

Beginning June 4, the Venice Biennale 2011 is the 54th International Art Exhibition held in this historic city. With the title of ILLUMInazioni – ILLUMInations, the 54th International Art Exhibition lays in the Central Pavilion in the Giardini and in the Arsenale.  This display forms a single itinerary, featuring 82 artists from all over the world.

La Biennale is one of the world’s most important forums for the information about international art. The exhibit focuses on insight and thought, fostered by art and its ability to sharpen the viewer’s perception.

More than 40 collateral events are arranged by international organizations, which set up their exhibitions in various locations throughout the city during the Biennale.

From her berth at Punta della Salute Venice,SEA FORCE ONE is the perfect platform for both accommodations and social gatherings.   Up to 10 overnight guests can enjoy the comfort of five unique cabins. The yacht can seat up to 30 for formal dinners.  She can also take up to 80 guests for cocktail parties and receptions.


Sea Force One motoryacht photo at dock. The photo shows her from the back of the yacht so that you can read her name, if you are standing on the dock. She has a dark blue hull and grey superstructure, and she is docked between two large white motoryachts.

Superyacht Sea Force One has features including:

  • zero speed stabilizers
  • state-of-the-art audio-visual systems
  • cinema
  • watertoys
  • gymnasium

The megayacht perfectly combines elegant and modern design with smooth and efficient operation.

 The weekly charter rate in June is €280,000, plus expenses. 

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