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164ft Superyacht Relocates to St Martin for Winter Holidays

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The 164ft tri-deck Trinity yacht charter vessel yacht AMARULA SUN will set her course for the Caribbean this winter and will be in place in St. Martin in time to accept year-end inquires for Christmas and New Year’s Eve.  The superyacht will remain in the islands throughout spring 2016.

Her weekly charter rate is $220,000 plus running expenses.

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The news comes on the heels of the recent relocation announcement by Feadship yacht HURRICANE RUN to the Caribbean for year-end, 2015.

The 50 meter motor yacht AMARULA SUN is truly a one of kind.  Her many unique amenities include a split-level Master Stateroom with panoramic views, fully body massage chair, grand player piano, and a cozy fireplace.

There are accommodations for 10 adults in 5 staterooms, plus two Pullman berths each suitable for a small child.

Adventurous travelers take note – this yacht is packed with a wide array of sports equipment and water toys.  Here’s a partial list:

  • 32 foot Everglades towed tender
  • 21 foot custom Brigs tender with a killer six speaker sound system, GPS, and underwater lights
  • 4 Personal watercraft includes 2 Yamaha 3-person supercharged wave runners (VERY fast!!!) and 2 SeaDoo Sparks wave runners (painted Hot Pink!)
  • 2 SeaBobs (yes, just like James Bond 007 rode in Thunderball, only smaller and faster!)

…and my personal favorite toys:

  • Giant inflatable waterslide
  • High-flying Jet Lev backpack!!!

Back of yacht with inflatable slide set up and person flying over the water with a backpack like James Bond wore in the movie Thunderball

Look out below!!!

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For additional information call our 24 hour yacht charter hotline at 305-720-7245, email info@1800yachtcharters.com, or use our online form to submit your yachting questions or suggestions here. We look forward to hearing from you!

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5 Amazing Caribbean Yacht Charter Cocktails To Try Right Now

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“I’m looking forward to my first St. Martin yacht charter vacation, and my travel companions and I are having a Caribbean themed party to get super psyched about our trip.  Any suggestions for traditional island cocktails to put us in the proper frame of mind?”

Angel A., Miami

 

Now that’s the spirit, Angel!  What a fantastic idea to get pumped about your Caribbean escape.

We’re not too embarrassed to admit enjoying a libation or two (or three) during our own yachting excursions in the islands. Local specialties can be found throughout the Caribbean, but we’ve narrowed down the choices to our fav five (in no particular order).

As you sip these drinks, keep in mind you can heighten your experience by throwing on a pair of flip-flops, hiding behind a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses, and swaying to a little “Havana Daydreamin” with Jimmy Buffet.

Smooth sailing, Angel…

 

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Mojito – Cuba yacht charter

Some things are quintessential Cuban – hand-made cigars, guayabera linen shirts, and minty Mojitos. The history of Cuba’s signature drink dates back to the 16th century, when Sir Francis Drake and his comrades drank a mixture of crushed mint leaves, lime and unrefined rum. Locals say Hemingway drank them at Le Bodeguita del Medio in Havana, and James Bond enjoyed one in 2002’s Die Another Day.

 

 

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Painkiller – British Virgin Islands yacht charter

Made with Pusser’s Rum, The Painkiller cocktail originated at the Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost Van Dyke island in the BVIs.  The drink was once made with a secret rum recipe by Daphne Henderson, the owner of the Soggy Dollar.  Charles Tobias, the founder of the Pusser’s rum distillery, persuaded Henderson to share her recipe. We’re glad she did, as Painkiller cocktails are now readily available throughout the Caribbean.

 

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Ti Punch – Martinique yacht charter

More an aperitif than cocktail, this simple mix of white rum, cane sugar and lime is usually served straight and is popular in all of the French Caribbean islands – Martinique, Guadeloupe, and the French side of St. Martin. Easy to make, it’s usually  served “to taste” – drinkers are presented with a glass of rum, a lime, and some syrup to make it up as they wish.

 

 

 

We know what you’re thinking – we promised five killer cocktails but only named three.  You caught us!

Submit our contact form (here) requesting the other 2 great drinks, and we’ll send you the names AND the recipes to make all 5 of our favorite island-themed Caribbean yacht charter cocktails.  Look forward to hearing from you and sharing some cocktails!

What’s your favorite tropical cocktail to drink while on your yacht charter?  Leave a comment below!

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Actor Leonardo DiCaprio Gets Keys to Hybrid Sports Car

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Collage of 3 photographs of Leonardo diCaprio. Left photo is of Leo in a grey suit and standing in front of a white banner at a special event. Top right is a silver sportscar. Bottom right is Leo standing next to a silver sportscar in a showroom

Ah, life is good for film star Leonardo DiCaprio.  Dating “Gossip Girl” actress Blake Lively, we first caught a glimpse of Leo relaxing onboard motoryacht SEVEN SEAS, Steven Spielberg‘s multi-million dollar superyacht, during the recent Cannes Film Festival 2011.

Now we hear di Caprio is about to take delivery of a 2012 Fisker Karma hybrid luxury sports sedan.  And not just any Fisker Karma – the very first one ever built.

The actor is known for leading the green enviro movement in Hollywood, and his latest toy, like his Toyota Prius is built with sustainability in mind. The Karma is designed by Henrik Fisker, formerly of Aston Martin, and has been developed around an aluminium chassis. 

The plug-in Karma is driven by a a pair of electric motors totaling 403hp, powered by a 22 kWh lithium ion battery, or a 175kW generator turned by a 2.2L gas engine.

Even with its eco-friendly background, the Karma features a 125 mph top speed and can go from 0 to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds.

Also waiting in line for his own hybrid is Al “An Inconvenient Truth” Gore.

Just imagine the buzz if Leo were to invest in a hybrid mega yacht charter vessel?!

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to learn more about the newest generation of green superyachts and to charter your own eco-friendly yacht for vacation.

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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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James Bond Boat, Sailing Yacht Regina, Offers Reduced Rate in December

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The 56 meter Turkish gulet yacht REGINA has announced a special rate for select dates this December.

For full-week Caribbean yacht charter vacations between December 11 and Christmas, the weekly base rate is reduced to $80,000 – a savings of $10,000.

 

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Movie enthusiasts might remember the 183 foot Pruva sailing yacht REGINA from her appearance in the James Bond 007 thriller, “Skyfall.”  In the film, she was named “Chimera.”

The modern Turkish sailing yacht accommodates 12 guests in six staterooms.

Looking for a great deal on your next yacht charter vacation?  Check out our current money-saving private luxury yacht charter specials!!!

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London-based Exhibition Company Acquires Three US Luxury Yacht Charter And Sales Shows

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Aerial view of Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show

 

THE HEADLINE

Informa’s British-based global exhibition division has acquired Yachting Promotions Inc.  (d/b/a Show Management), the producers of three of the world’s largest in-water boat shows – the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Yachts Miami Beach, and the Palm Beach International Boat Show.  Yachting Promotions Inc. is wholly owned by Active Interest Media, a magazine publishing company with co-headquarters in El Segundo, CA and Boulder, CO, USA

 

THE PLAYERS

ACTIVE INTEREST MEDIA

  • Headquarters: El Segundo, CA
  • Number of employees: 400
  • Founded: 2003
  • Type of business: Private

 

INFORMA PLC

  • Headquarters: Zug, Switzerland
  • Number of employees: 6500
  • Founded: 1998
  • Type of business: Public

 

THE PRICE

Informa paid $133 million to secure Yachting Promotions Inc. (YPI) from Active Interest Media.

 

THE STORY

Founded in 1976, Show Management has produced the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center since inception. The company went on to become the producers of the Palm Beach International Boat Show and the Miami yacht and Brokerage Show, recently renamed Yachts Miami Beach, as well as the St. Petersburg Power and Sailboat Show and Suncoast Boat Show in Sarasota.

In 2006, Active Interest Media (AIM) purchased Show Management (formally renamed Yachting Promotions, Inc.).

According to a prepared statement by Andrew Clurman, AIM’s president and CEO, the sale of Show Management to Informa is part of the company’s long-term strategic plan to accelerate our growth:

“AIM will reinvest the proceeds from this sale to grow our digital video, online education, marketing services, and events in our other verticals.”

 

For its part, Informa’s acquisition of Show Management is in line with the company’s plans to expand its global exhibitions business in the U.S.A.  Already the producers of the Monaco Yacht Show, the acquisition makes Informa Exhibitions the world’s leading yacht show organizer. It will be interesting to see the changes (if any) made to these yacht shows with the new purchase.  Will the yacht shows now have red carpets, a la the Dubai International Yacht Show (DIBS)?  Sheiks in white gowns (and 1 in a blue gown) walking red carpet between yachts at Dubai International Boat Show

 

 

THE YACHT CHARTER PERSPECTIVE

Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters

Our company president, Jana Sheeder, recently attended the 2017 edition of Yachts Miami Beach, where she and our 1-800 Yacht Charter team inspected several private luxury yacht charter vessels, including Lurssen motor yacht MARTHA ANN, James Bond yacht  SKYFALL, and the brand new Benetti motor yacht 11.11.  We asked Jana to comment on the acquisition of Show Management by Informa:

“Informa operates over 200 trade and consumer exhibitions around the world annually.  With their global resources, I believe Informa is positioned to focus on the continued growth and success of the world’s finest boat shows.  In terms of exposure of charter yachts to prospective clients, this should be a good opportunity for cross promotion; for example, we should be able to promote a winter/spring Florida yacht charter vacation to a client while a particular yacht is here in Miami at Yachts Miami Beach – then bring that client to Monte Carlo in September and host them on the same yacht during the Monaco Yacht Show.   I’m excited by the chance to extend customer relationships across multi-show platforms and destinations.”

 

Learn how a private yacht charter vacation can help you reconnect with your family and friends, embrace diverse cultures, and rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit.  We call it, “The Superyacht Experience,” and we want to share it with you!   For more information or to charter your own private luxury yacht charter vessel for the vacation of a lifetime, text “EXPERIENCE” to 305-720-7245 or fill out our online form at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ and we will be in touch with you right away! 

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Must-Have New Gadgets for 2012 – Our Top Three

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Anyone who reads our blog on a regular basis knows we love our gadgets.  Let’s face it, going on a Virgin Islands yacht charter is loads of fun, but getting there can be tedious.  Waiting for flights, standing at the luggage carrousel, taking long taxi rides, etc. can be long and boring.  Having a cool new gadget on hand is a great way to kill some time – and have some fun.

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The world’s largest trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances, the IFA just wrapped up in Berlin. Here are our three favorite new gadgets for 2012 from the show:


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1. Samsung Galaxy Note

If you’ve been waiting for a smartphone with a big screen, this is your phone!  The Samsung Galaxy Note offers a 5.3 inch display, the largest screen size available among smartphones. This means less scrolling and screen transitions.  Imagine viewing web pages, news apps, and e-books with minimal scrolling or zooming – how cool is that?  The device also utilizes “pen-input technology,” and comes with an S Pen that allows users to draw and send handwritten images and notes via text message, email, and instant messaging.


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2. LG Smartscan Mouse

As luxury yacht charter brokers, we’re constantly scanning client documents – from bareboat charter contracts to food and beverage preference sheets.  Scanning saves our clients’ time and allows us to share their information with yacht crews around the globe.  The latest mouse from LG has a built-in scanner, which the company says will “open a new era for scanners.”  Simply click the Smart Scan button on the left side of the mouse, then swipe it over the material to be scanned.

The scanned image can then be saved in a variety of file types, or dragged and dropped into a document or application. LG’s Optical Character Recognition technology converts scanned text into a Microsoft Word document that can then be edited as required. The 2-in-1 device can scan page sizes up to A3, which is larger than most conventional portable scanners.


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3. Sony Cyber-shot DSC TX55 – The World’s Slimmest Digital Camera

Imagine going on a Croatia yacht charter and not having a camera with you.  Who will believe you when you say you saw a whale swimming by an island with a Medieval castle?  Most digital cameras are small, but bulky and heavy in your pocket.  Not the Cybershot TX55.  Just 12.2mm slim, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC TX55 is the world’s thinnest camera. It can capture 16.2 megapixel still images as well as full HD video.

The camera’s back panel has an 8.3cm/3.3 inch touch-screen for showing off photos and movie clips. It also features 3D shooting options. By pressing the shutter button once, the camera will grab a pair of frames in fast succession, estimating depth to create a 3D still image. This is a MUST for a bareboat yacht charter in the Caribbean or Mediterranean, also!

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Owner of Superyacht Pays Homage with James Bond Luxury Yacht, Diamonds Are Forever

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John Staluppi, the luxury yacht charter world’s archetypical yacht owner is at it again. Driven by imagination and pride, Staluppi has taken possession of his 16th megayacht. 

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Launched on Saturday 26th November 2011 at the state-of-the-art Benetti shipyard in Livorno, Italy the 60 meter Benetti FB253 is the boat’s official identification, but like so many of his earlier yachts, the vessel has been christened to honor another James Bond classic novel and film – motor yacht DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER.

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Based on the shipyard’s famed naval architecture and engineering, the elegant external line of the new Benetti FB253 M/Y (Motoryacht) DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER is characterized by compact forms and dynamic slender lines.  This balanced combination of traditional design elements and modern innovative stylistic solutions has become the benchmark of Benetti’s distinguishing mark throughout the world.

Long a fan of the James Bond 007 saga,  Staluppi’s earlier creations included the aptly named motor yacht OCTOPUSSY, motoryacht MOONRAKER, motor yacht THUNDERBALL, M/Y THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH, and the popular Bahama yacht charters mega yacht CASINO ROYALE, a fixture at the posh Atlantis Resort and Marina on Paradise Island.

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Although M/Y CASINO ROYALE and his latest effort M/Y DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER were built for true luxury at sea, Staluppi’s earlier James Bond boat creations were built with a singular focus – SPEED.  Setting records as some of the fastest superyachts in the world, it was the 43.5 meter motor yacht OCTOPUSSY which broke the 50-knot speed barrier 20 years ago and brought the name of New York-born John Staluppi to the attention of yacht aficionados.

With a background that is now well-known, the self-made millionaire left school when he was 16 and worked as a mechanic in Brooklyn before going on to develop one of the most successful car dealerships in North America — a business that enabled him to indulge his passion for racing fast boats, and then later for building megayachts.

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While many charter yacht owners prefer to remain anonymous, Staluppi’s vision and passion bring fervor and excitement to a very conservative industry. After all, there aren’t many yachts aboard which guests are greeted by frosted-glass panels delicately etched with the silhouettes of Bond girls

The customized, whimsical James Bond boat themes are a refreshing breath of fresh air in an industry of white, cookie-cutter production boats.  Let’s hope Staluppi doesn’t run out of 007 movie titles, or his passion, any time soon.

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Superyacht | Private yacht perfect for James Bond Villain

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Thanks to The Robb Report and writer, Viju Mathew for sharing this unique luxury yacht.

Profile of huge futuristic-looking concept yacht

<< The beauty behind Sander Sinot’s 590-foot Symmetry yacht concept is its sophisticated sense of balance. The Netherlands–based founder of Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design named the bespoke behemoth after its symmetrical hull and stern, allowing for equal maneuverability in both directions. The design duality carries over into the lavish living spaces, where interior and exterior boundaries become exquisitely blurred.

The dedicated owner’s deck, for example, will feature a stateroom that can be opened up to flow onto its private outdoor lounge and infinity pool. And on the Beach Deck, a floating lounge with a seawater pool will be able to extend out across the ocean. In all, Symmetry will provide over 10,700 square feet of usable exterior deck space, including a glass-bottom pool on the Guest Deck and another 56-foot-long pool on the Hotel Deck.

Inside, the yacht’s six decks of indulgence house a spa, a garden, a gym, and a selection of dining and bar venues. For young ones, a theater and playroom provide distraction on the Lower Deck. Aquatic amenities will include two 33-foot tenders, a 46-foot day boat, and six personal watercraft.

Accommodations for up to 34 guests comprise four en suite VIP rooms—each with a personal lounge and balcony—and 12 cabins. Within the owner’s inner sanctum is a private spa, an office, a library, and a skylounge.

Environmentally balanced as well, the steel-hulled yacht will benefit from an electric Azipod propulsion system—making possible a top speed of 20 knots—controlled from twin navigation stations on the Wheelhouse Deck. Sinot introduced Symmetry at the Monaco Yacht Show last month and is ready to take the helm on its construction if a buyer—or Bond villain—commissions it. (sinot.com) >>

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There will always be a Bond film that’s ready for her!

We hope that a buyer commissions this high-caliber, impressive yacht and enters her in the superyacht charter industry in the future.

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The Next James Bond Boat Might Be a Hybrid

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Hybrid propulsion motorboat powered by diesel and electric jet skis
Every few weeks we like to glimpse into the future of sustainable yacht design.  We’ve profiled designers who tout a future of green superyachts and builders who hope to lead the way with zero-carbon emission mega yacht charter vessels.This week, we take a look at the efforts of German grad student, Stefanie Behringer. Stefanie has designed a hybrid propulsion trimaran motorboat powered by diesel and electric jet skis.Behringer’s creation, if it makes it off the drawing board, would be the ultimate James Bond boat. The sleek, futuristic design is a real head-turner!The green-designed vessel is simple and efficient. A jet ski attaches to each side of the hull.  While the jet skis are electric-powered, the 49 foot yacht is also powered by two Audi turbo-charged diesel engines.  Audi’s concept design team assisted Behringer on the project.

The motoryacht is designed to cruise above 20 knots, with a top end of nearly 30 knots. The vessel can be operated using just the jet skis for a 100-horsepower emission-free cruise. At high speeds, the diesel engines will kick in as well as recharge the jet skis’ batteries.

Twelve passengers can move about comfortably on the deck, designed to feel like a lounge. A tinted glass panel above will shield passengers from the wind and sun.

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Alas, don’t expect to see this vessel pop up anytime soon in the Mediterranean yacht charter market.  Audi has not announced any plans to move the multi-hulled motoryacht beyond the concept phase.  Still, innovative designs like this bode well for the future of the yachting industry and talented young designers like Stefanie Behringer.

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