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100 Meter Sloop Next Project for Dubois Designs

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Aerial photograph of a Dubois sailboat underway. Yacht is heading toward the lower left corner of the photo. The yacht has a dark hull, wooden deck, and white modern superstructure. Her white sails are full.

Dubois Designs

MONACO YACHT SHOW CONTRACTS

Following discussions at the 2011 Monaco Yacht Show, the fabled team at Dubois Designs has entered a contract with an existing client for the construction of a 100m sloop.  

 

BUILDER COMMENTS

“We are pleased to announce the design contract for a 100m sloop,” says Ed Dubois

“This will demand a 30 month design programme with construction expected to commence mid 2013 with completion 2016. Further information will be available late 2012.”

She is expected to exist as one the most spectacular private yachts.  Her main mast will tower 125 meters above the water.  The yacht is designed as an explorer vessel.  Much of her volume is dedicated to storage (stowage) space for tenders and equipment. This sailboat holds a maximum draft of 12.8m. She has accommodations for 20 crew in single cabins.  There is a unique hard top over the flybridge.

 

INTERIOR DESIGNER

No shipyard has yet to be chosen for the construction, but Josep Juanpere Miret in onboard as the interior designer.

Ed Dubois was recently in the news for establishing a cancer fund for children.  Yachts designed by Dubois and his team have swept numerous superyacht awards in the past year.

 

RENT A PRIVATE YACHT

For a luxurious winter vacation on the water, charter a Dubois-designed yacht such as sail yacht KOKOMO or sail yacht TWIZZLE.  Contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters desk at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ for further details. 

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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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Destinations for Yachting – Top 4 in 2011 – part 2

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Photograph of motoryacht BIG ZIP underway. It is heading to the right side of the photo

BLOGS ABOUT DESTINATIONS

Destinations of yacht charters is a popular and often requested topic.

Our professionals at 1-800 Yacht Charters reviewed 2010’s “hot spots” and checked with various mega yacht owners with yachts in transit to enticing locations around the globe.

The team compiled a list of the top 4 desirable yacht charter destinations for 2011 and the ultimate yachts to rent for the experience.  Yesterday, we shared 2 of the 4 top destinations for 2011 with our readers:

DESTINATION – INDIAN OCEAN

1.  The Indian Ocean, onboard motor yacht CLOUD 9.

 

DESTINATION – AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

2.  Australia and New Zealand, onboard super yacht GALAXY.

 

DESTINATION – BAHAMAS

Today, we present the other two hot spots for the new year!

3.  It’s Better in the Bahamas, on BIG ZIP.

Photograph of the turquoise water in the Bahamas. Photo is taken from the beach. There is a palm tree on the left side of the photo.

 

Don’t have time to travel half around the world for a luxury mega yacht charter?  No worries! The Bahamas offers pristine water and uncrowded beaches, and they are located just an hour away from  South Florida.

 

ABOUT BIG ZIP

There are over 700 islands in the Bahamas.  Trinity yacht BIG ZIP is the ideal platform for a week of discovery and exploration there.  The vessel features 5 staterooms for a perfect superyacht experience in exclusive surroundings.  The yacht’s interior was designed by Evan Marshall. The yacht’s watertoys include  a 32 foot Intrepid towed tender, a 21 foot Novurania RIB tender, a 3-person waverunner, and snorkel gear and towable toys.  Pricing begins at $190,000 per week.

 

DESTINATION – DALMATIAN COAST

4. Do the Dalmatian Coast on KOKOMO.

The 789-mile coast of Croatia is indented with countless coves and inlets, creating one of the finest places to sail on earth. The most famous cruising grounds are in the Dalmatian Islands, which stretch from Dubrovnik northwest to Zadar. Sail boat charters can unveil the charming anchorages, ancient villages, and translucent waters of the islands.

Photograph of a blue-hulled sailboat. View of the yacht headed toward you. Photo from the water line.

DESTINATION – CROATIA

The sail yacht KOKOMO will spend the summer cruising the coast of Croatia. This sailboat is sleek and elegant, with superlative sailing characteristics without compromise for comfort.  Flexible accommodation arrangements allow for up to 12 guests in five staterooms, all with ensuite bathrooms.  Her prices begin at € 230,000 per week.

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HOW TO BOOK YOUR YACHT CHARTER

Are you ready to try out a new destination on your own private luxury yacht?  Contact us at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ , and we’ll put your vacation together for you TODAY.

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Dubois Sailing Charter Vessels Win Awards

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Award-winning sailboat designer Ed Dubois photograph. It is just his head, and he is smiling at the camera.

THE EVENT

Envision the World Superyacht Awards 2011’s runaway sweep of every major sailing yacht category.   

 

AMAZING DESIGN TEAM

Ed Dubois and his team of designers at Dubois Naval Architects, Ltd. historical award-winning night.  Winners of the coveted Neptune Trophy in five categories, including Sailing Yacht of the Year, as a result.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DUBOIS WINNING SAILBOATS

  • Sailing YACHT of the YEAR – 49.7 meter Fitzroy sloop sail yacht ZEFIRA
  • BEST Sailing Yacht over 45 meters – sail yacht ZEFIRA
  • BEST Sailing Yacht from 30 to 44.99 meters:  Alloy sloop sail yacht IMAGINE   
  • Judges’ SPECIAL Award:  58.40 meter Alloy sloop sail yacht KOKOMO

 

  • Judges’ COMMENDATION:  57.5 meter Royal Huisman ketch sail yacht TWIZZLE

Dubois sailboat photo from the back. Yacht name is Twizzle,. Photo of her under sail. Sun shining brightly overhead

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT DUBOIS YACHT KOKOMO

Sailboat KOKOMO, Best Sailing Yacht over 40 meters at the 20th annual International Superyacht Society Design Awards in Fort Lauderdale, FL, is no stranger to awards.  Above all, the accolades just keep accumulating.

 

DUBOIS COMMENTS

Dubois speaks of Kokomo, a Mediterranean yacht charter vessel, as,

“…quite simply, the most advanced yacht of her type in the world today.”

OTHER WINNERS

Sail yacht TWIZZLE was our “Yacht of the Week.”  She is the first Dubois-designed sailing superyacht to be built at the Royal Huisman Shipyard and at 57.5m, therefore, the largest Dubois-designed ketch built to-date.

Founded in 1977, Dubois Naval Architects has been at the center of world yacht design for many years.  As a result, the team seems superbly adept at creating yachts well-suited for sail boat charters. Saturday’s clean sweep of all major categories is a testament to the company’s ability to partner great design and excellence in naval architecture.
 
Sailing yachts win awards, plain and simple Dubois-designed mega yacht charter vessels include 54.30 meter Alloy sail yacht TIARA, 51.70 meter Alloy sail yacht RED DRAGON, and 37 meter sail Yachting Developments sail yacht, BLISS.

HOW TO BOOK A SAIL YACHT CHARTER

at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ and enjoy the tranquility of a sailing holiday!

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Head East – Luxury Yacht Charter Vessels To Be Feted in Istanbul

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Photograph of Istanbul, Turkey. Photo taken from the water. Shows a few yachts docked at a seawall.  Shows multiple large buildings with domes on top.

Istanbul, Turkey

The ancient city of Istanbul will play host to the seventh annual World Superyacht Awards
at the luxurious Ciragan Palace Kempinski on 5 May, 2012.

Photograph of Ç?ra?an Palace Kempinski, Istanbul

Ç?ra?an Palace Kempinski – Istanbul


Combining a glittering awards ceremony with a gala dinner/dance, the Awards , often dubbed the “Oscars” of the superyacht industry, will be attended by an elite guest list of megayacht owners from around the globe.

World Superyacht Awards logo

While the nominations include private yachts as well as charter vessels, it’s the newest and largest yachts for hire that seem to steal the show each year.  Some of the winners at the six annual installment in London, May 7, 2011 include:


Aerial photograph of motoryacht SYCARA V.

SYCARA V

BEST DISPLACEMENT MOTOR YACHT – 1,300 GT to 2,999 GT
Winner: SYCARA V

BEST DISPLACEMENT MOTOR YACHT – 500 GT to 1,299 GT
Winner: MARY-JEAN II

BEST DISPLACEMENT MOTOR YACHT under 500 GT
Winner: EXUMA 

Judges’ Commendation: BIG FISH  


THREE DECK SEMI-DISPLACEMENT OR PLANING MOTOR YACHT
Winner: CALLIOPE 

 

MOTOR YACHT OF THE YEAR
Joint Winners: Eclipse and EXUMA 


BEST SAILING YACHT – 45 meters and up
Winner: Zefira
Judges’ Special Award: ATLANTIC

Judges’ Special Award: KOKOMO

Judges’ Commendation: TWIZZLE 


BEST SAILING YACHT – 30 meters to 44.99 meters
Winner: IMAGINE 


Straddling the Bosphorus Strait separating Europe and Asia, Istanbul embodies the best of both cultures. The city has been the capital of three empires, each leaving a heritage of amazing architecture and monuments.

Once an Ottoman palace, the Çiragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul is located on the European shores of the Bosphorus with spectacular views over the strait. A 5-star resort, it is a registered member of The Leading Hotels of the World. Its 313 luxurious rooms include 20 suites in the hotel and 11 suites in the historical palace.

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To attend the superyacht awards ceremony, contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters special events department at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Luxury Yacht Charter Vessels Lead Design Award Nominations

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Photograph of a row of golden neptune yacht charter design awards. The first one is clear, and the next one is blurred, as if far behind.

The final nominees for the 2011 ShowBoats Design Awards have been announced, and a group of mega yacht charter vessels lead the way.  

59 finalists were culled from a record 250 nominations for the second annual competition, sponsored by Boat International Media.   At stake, is a coveted  “Golden Neptune” to be presented at a gala awards evening in Palm Beach, Florida, on October 25, 2011.

Anyone planning to rent a private yacht for a luxury, sea-based vacation need look no further than the list of nominees
for this year’s program.  Leading the way are some of the newest
yachts available for hire.
 
Dubois Naval Architects, fresh from running away with a number of honors at the recent World Superyacht Awards is in the spotlight again.  Their yachts KOKOMO (finalist – naval architecture; interior layout; interior design) and TWIZZLE (finalist – naval architecture; exterior design and styling; interior design; recreational area for guest use) are early favorites to win again.
 
Other notable charter vessels nominated for awards are:
 
CALLIOPE (now NINKASI, interior design)
 
BARAKA (interior design)
 
EXUMA (interior design)
 
BATON ROUGE (interior design)
 
SYCARA V (interior design)
 
MARIE (interior design)
 
PANTHALASSA (interior design)
 
MI SUENO (exterior design)
 
BIG FISH (exterior design)
 
The finalists will be scrutinized by an independent panel of judges, including superyacht owners and renowned designers from outside the yachting industry.  
 
The award gala will take place at Mar a Lago Club, Donald Trump’s exclusive private club in Palm Beach.  Held on the final day of the Superyacht Design Symposium, the ceremony concludes two days of design-focused events in Florida prior to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS).

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Purchase tickets to the ShowBoats Design Awards Gala before August 19, 2011,
and receive a special discount off the regular price:
 

Table of 12 – Early Bird Price: $5670 (savings of $630).
Table of 10 – Early Bird Price: $4725 (savings of $525).
Individual Ticket – Early Bird Price: $535 (savings of $60)

Contact our Special Events department at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ for ticket information.

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Megayachts – Cyprus to Open First Superyacht Marina in March

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Hoping to take advantage of the growing popularity of non-traditional cruising grounds for Mediterranean yacht charters, the €350 million Euro Limassol Marina is nearing completion and will be fully-operational in the first half of 2014.

Aerial photograph of Limassol Marina in Cyprus

 

The first yachts are planned to arrive in March and the commercial area will open its doors to the public in June, 2014.

Jana Sheeder, President and Owner of SailAway Yacht Charters and 1-800 Yacht Charters is eager to offer a new port of call to her repeat clients. 

 

“This is the first superyacht marina in Cyprus, a country located at the crossroads of three continents,” says  Sheeder.  “Limassol is a city with international panache, and the marina is located in the heart of this community.  The berths are directly attached to adjacent villas, making this an ideal location for a shore-and-sea holiday.”

The marina will have 650 berths for vessels up to 115 meters (377 feet) in length.

“We hope to see some of our more popular Eastern Mediterranean yachts now pass through Cyprus,” says Sheeder.  Yachts often seen in this region include 2011 Benetti yacht charter vessel motor yacht DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER, and 2010 sail yacht KOKOMO.

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Cyprus is located in the eastern Mediterranean, off the southern coast of Turkey.  For information about Turkey or Greek yacht charters, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Stunning Sail Yachts Prepare For Virgin Islands Luxury Yacht Charter Season

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As the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season draws to a close, a number of sleek, stylish, and modern sailing charter vessels are making their way from ports around the world – to take their positions in the islands for the upcoming Caribbean yacht charter season.

Aerial photo of 3-masted sailboat, Maltese Falcon, underway. Center sail has a black flying falcon logo on it. Hull of yacht is dark against waves lapping at side of yacht. Statue of Liberty in the background of the photo.November is the month many yachts make the “Milk Run,” sailing across the Atlantic Ocean from Europe to the Caribbean.As in years past, the Virgin Island yacht charter fleet is expected to dominate the market in terms of the number of available yachts for hire, especially in the category of crewed catamaran charters.  Yachts such as Lagoon 620 catamaran yacht

THE CURE, and Sunreef 62 catamaran, TAHAA II are already in position to accept reservations (how does a Welcome to 2014 yacht charter vacation sound???).While the St. Thomas yacht charter market in the USVI, and the Tortola yacht charter market in the BVI are quite sizeble in terms of small to mid-size yachts, a large contingent of sail superyachts will choose the deeper water of the Leeward Islands for their winter base.  The St Martin yacht charter fleet and the St Barts fleets are expected to include these mega yacht charter stalwarts:

203 foot sail yacht ATHOS

198 foot sail yacht KOKOMO

183 foot Perini Navi yacht PANTHALASSA

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Top Award for Luxury Sailboat

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Profile photograph of sailing yacht, VERTIGO, underway. She is headed toward the right side of the photograph. She has a dark hull, teak deck, and white superstructure. Her full sails are white.

VERTIGO sailing yacht

AWARD ANNOUNCEMENTS

The winners of the 2012 ShowBoats Design Awards ammouncements are here.  A “ragbag” knocked out a slew of luxury “stinkpots” to score the top award.

GALA RESULTS

The gala at the Monaco Opera House welcomed winners.  Alloy Yachts’ 67.2 meter sail yacht VERTIGO was declared the evening’s big winner.  This was in front of a VIP audience. For instance, megayacht owners and the industry’s leading designers and naval architects.

AWARDS

Designers Philippe Briand and Christian Liaigre took home three Neptune Awards for multiple items. For instance, Exterior Design & Styling, Interior Layout and Best Recreational Space for Guest Use.

ABOUT THE YACHT

Built in New Zealand, and launched in 2011, yacht VERTIGO, at 837GRT, is the largest luxury sailing charter vessel to be built in the Southern Hemisphere.   It took 29 months to design and build the 5-stateroom cruiser. 

RATE

Weekly rental rates begin at € 200,000, plus expenses.

OTHER ALLOY SAILING YACHTS

Other charter sailboats similar to sailing yacht VERTIGO and built by Alloy include

SHOWBOATS DESIGN AWARDS

The ShowBoats Design Awards, now in their third year, denote a symbol of distinction.  The the yachting industry’s designers approve.  Twenty-one “Neptunes” awarded to the winners during the evening. Event sponsors include Boat International Media,  Lürssen, Benetti, Feadship, and Trinity.

HOW TO RENT AN AWARD-WINNING YACHT

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Yacht Awards for Charter Boats

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Yacht Awards location - aerial photograph of Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida

THE EVENT

Presenting the winners of the 2011 ShowBoats Design Yacht Awards.  Held at Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, mega yacht charter vessels beat private yachts for awards in design excellence. This is the second year in a row for such charteryacht success.

 

EVENT ATTENDANCE

Back of sailboat yacht under sail.  Boat has black hull, white superstructure, and white sails.
Superyacht owners and creative talents attended the event.  They watched the luxury charter sailboat TWIZZLE, win.  Her category was Recreational Area for Guest Use and Interior Design categories.  Justin Redman of the design team at
Redman Whiteley Dixon accepted the Neptune award for TWIZZLE.

Photograph of a neptune award statue.

 

 

AWARD WINNERS

Other charter yachts receiving honors included:

  • Motor yacht EXUMA – Best Exterior Design & Styling Award: Displacement Motor Yachts 100?-199?
  • Powerboat CALLIOPE – Best Exterior Design & Styling Award: Semi-displacement Motor Yachts
  • Superyacht BIG FISHNaval Architecture Award: Motor Yachts
  • Sail yacht KOKOMO – Naval Architecture Award: Sailing Yachts

 

 

ABOUT  YACHT AWARD WINNER, EXUMA

Motor yacht EXUMA  received an Environmental Protection Award.  She is 264 feet long, and was built by the Perini Navi Group and Picchiotti.  Exuma has exterior design by Vitruvius Ltd and naval architect Philippe Briand,

Bow profile of yacht Exuma

COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENT

“For the second year in a row, the world’s finest yachts for hire were in the spotlight,” beamed Jana Sheeder, President of SailAway Yacht Charter Consultants and 1-800 Yacht Charters“There’s a deep commitment by these yacht owners to build vessels with amenities and aesthetics that are appealing to prospective charter clients.  We are so proud to represent these amazing yachts, as they are among the newest and largest yachts available in the world’s best destinations.”

 

MOTORYACHT AWARD FOR PALLADIUM

Aerial photograph of motoryacht Palladium underway. The waves ripple underneath the yacht as she does a semicircle movement in the water

Private yachts are award winners, also.  The 312 foot Blohm & Voss motor yacht PALLADIUM was the evening’s biggest winner. Designers Mick Leach and Mark Smith took home 4 Neptune Awards for her.  She won Tender Design, Bespoke Furniture Item, Exterior Design & Styling and Interior Design.

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Many award-winning yachts are available for hire this winter
and spring in warm weather destinations, including Grand Bahama
St Barts, and St LuciaContact the 1-800 Yacht Charters destination pros at for further details about yacht charters in the Caribbean.

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