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3 Jaw Dropping Yachts At the Monaco Yacht Show

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From September 28 through October 1, some of the most expensive and largest yachts for charter will come together at Port Hercules, Monaco for the 2016 installment of the Monaco Yacht Show.

Three of the largest private yacht charter vessels offered for hire by 1-800 Yacht Charters will be in attendance.  Here’s a quick glimpse (please try not to drool):

Tankoa motor yacht SUERTE

 

SUERTE superyacht underway

Imagine any over-the-top amenity, and chances are this 227 foot superyacht has it.  The penthouse master stateroom offers 180 degree views, a private study, and private deck with a hot tub (of course).  Other guests who wish to soak shouldn’t feel snubbed – there’s another hot tub with a waterfall located on the aft sundeck.   [Rates from €525,000 per week; Caribbean in winter and Mediterranean in summer.]

 

International Shipyard Ancona yacht OKTO

OKTO superyacht aerial running shot showing swimming pool on back deck

At nearly 218 feet, this vessel is more luxury day spa than yacht.  Built for wellness yacht charters, she features a massage/beauty/therapy room (a beautician and massage therapist are part of the crew), guest elevator, indoor cinema room, and a 20ft swimming pool (salt or/ fresh water, heated or cooled, with contra flow current). [Rates from $400,0000 per week; Caribbean in winter and Mediterranean in summer.]

 

Lurssen motor yacht MARTHA ANN

MARTHA ANN superyacht

Make sure your feet are clean when you walk across the interior carpets – they’re silk and valued at $17 million dollars. This 230 foot yacht offers 7 guest cabins, and a classical-style interior by famous designer Francois  Zuretti. A large Jacuzzi “Swim Spa” on the upper aft deck double as a lap pool, with an adjacent wet bar with 11 stools – 4 of which are underwater in the spa. [Rates from €600,0000 per week; Caribbean in winter and Mediterranean in summer.]

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For further information on these or any other yachts listed for rental by 1-800 Yacht Charters, please email Jim at info@1800yachtcharters.com

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Air | Largest Feadship Yacht Arrives Soon

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Air superyacht. Photograph of the yacht profile. Underway. Black hull and white superstructure. Heading toward left side of photo.

 

AIR – FEADSHIP MOTORYACHT

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.

WHERE IS SHE LOCATED?

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.

 

WHAT MAKES AIR SPECIAL

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).

 

HOW TO RENT MOTORYACHT AIR FOR CHARTER


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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Baglietto yacht NATORI ready for Film Festival

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Natori yacht photo. Boat is underway, headed to the right of your screen. Hull is black. Superstructure is white.

NATORI YACHT

The 42 meter motor yacht NATORI is ready.  She happily joins the festivities at the Monaco Grand Prix and the Cannes Film Festival 2011.
In port, 60 lucky guests are allowed on board at any time.  She is one of the newest and one of the largest yachts

YACHT DESIGN

Natori boasts a distinctive and avant garde exterior by Francesco Paszkowski.  Her beautiful interior is by Bannenberg Design. 

INTERIOR

The interior is a combination of Italian cabinetry and African materials. This creates a sophisticated and unique décor.  Guests enjoy fantastic accommodations for 10 passengers in five cabins.  Natori has a full width master suite on the main deck with its own private ensuite full beam his and hers bathroom. She also features two VIP cabins and two cabins (one Pullman) on the lower deck.  All of her staterooms have ensuite bath. The roomy interior areas are enhanced by a large bridge deck.  This deck offers room for sun loungers, and a shaded dining area for 12 guests.

EXTERIOR

The sun deck features a large Jacuzzi and ample sunbathing spots, along with wet bar and a sitting area. The main deck has plenty of space for shaded dining, and exercise buffs can stay fit and trim in the yacht’s gym.The vessel boasts a full array of watersports equipment and all the latest entertainment systems.

 

HOW TO RENT A YACHT

Click https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ to book a special event yacht charter.  Yachts are available for MIPIM, MIPCOM, Festival du Film Publictaire, and other special events in Europe. #yachtcharter

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Discounts Help Overcome Surging Euro

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Discounts. Words, I Like Discounts, in purplish blue, with a thumbs up symbol at the end.HOW TO FIND THE BEST YACHT CHARTER PRICE

Finding the best prices for crewed catamaran charters and super yacht charters has never been easier.  Travelers looking for exceptional value at sea can turn to a new webpage offered by 1-800 Yacht Charters.

 

WHO IS 1-800 YACHT CHARTERS

1-800 Yacht Charters, known for offering the newest and largest yachts in the world’s best destinations, has created a web page featuring seasonal last minute specials, free days onboard, and exclusive deep discounts. Specials are available for select catamarans, sailboats, and motor yachts…RIGHT NOW!

 

COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENTS

The company’s President, Jana Sheeder, feels the time is right to go beyond “selling”  charter vacations. 

The dynamics of our global economy are evolving,” says Sheeder.  “We continue to see the weakening of the value of the dollar against the euro. This means travel to Europe continues to become more expensive for Americans.

Jana Sheeder sitting on the aft couch of a yacht in a marina

Sheeder continues,

Many of our yachts transact in Euros.  By focusing on value, we can offer savvy travelers an opportunity to mitigate the effects of a surging euro.  Offering deep discounts and free, extra days onboard helps offset the gap between our US currency and that of the European Union.

 

WEBPAGE FEATURES

The new web page displays a dozen or so yachts, both in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, offering significant savings for rentals;  for example, at 311 feet 8 inches (95 meters) in length, motor yacht INDIAN EMPRESS is one of the largest yachts in the world. Her weekly rental rate is €600,000.  Sheeder is offering a rate reduction of €200,000 per week for summer 2011 bookings. 

Saving almost 25% helps offset the nearly 35% currency premium between the dollar and the euro,” states Sheeder.

 

YACHT CHARTER DISCOUNTS

The discounts also apply to more affordable yachts as well.  The 60′ catamaran NIRVANA is currently based in the Caribbean and can accommodate a group of 8 to 10 family and friends.  Her regular rate is €13,300 per week, but for remaining available dates in February and March, the rental rate is slashed by 15%.

 

BOOKMARK THE SITE

The specials are updated frequently, so visitors to the company’s website are encouraged to BOOKMARK THE www.1800yachtcharters.com SITE and check back often for more great offers!

 

WE NEED YOUR FEEDBACK!

What types of specials and discounts would you like to see offered?  Please send us your suggestions and comments at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Is It “So Long” to 85m Motor Yacht Solandge?

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Word recently came in that one of the largest private luxury yacht charter vessels in the market was just sold.

The 85 meter (279 foot) spectacular Lurssen motor yacht SOLANDGE has been sold.  The deal closed on March 22, and the new owner has already taken delivery.  The buyer was represented by Moran Yacht and Ship, and terms of the sale have not been released.  She was listed for sale by Moran at an asking price of €155,000,000 (yes, boys and girls, that IS 6 zeros!)

profile of motoryacht solandge

 

 

The massive yacht was scheduled to participate in the Palm Beach International Boat Show, March 23 -26, 2017.   Needless to say, the new owner saw no need to put the yacht on display, instead choosing to enjoy his new watertoy.

Launched in 2013, Solandge Lurssen motor yacht features the sleek exterior styling of naval architect Espen Øino, with a rich, rather eclectic interior design by Aileen Rodriguez.

“She is an amazing luxury yacht charter vessel,” says Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters.  “Imagine a floating resort with a gym, spa, saunas, and cinema.  There’s even a DJ booth on the party deck, and a 5.5 meter swimming pool on the aft.  Best of all, this floating spa is private – only you and your family and friends are onboard!”

 

Yachtsmen and -women the world over want to know — will we be waving goodbye to Lurssen yacht Solandge…or will she remain in the charter fleet???  Is it Adios –  or just Hasta luego?  Is it Tchau – or just Ate mais, beijo?   Is it Ciao — or Addio?

Often, a new owner will remove the yacht from the private yacht charter marketplace, so he and his family and friends can enjoy her for extended cruising.

“For now, she remains listed for hire, but that could change,” says Sheeder.   “Of course, for the benefit of our clients, we certainly hope she remains in the marketplace.  Only a handful of the world’s largest yachts are available for hire, and motoryacht Solandge stands at or near the top of that elite list.”

Solandge accommodates 12 guests in a 7 elegant stateroom configuration.  Her weekly rate is published at €1,000,000 plus running expenses.   Her current schedule has her available for hire in the Caribbean through Spring, then in the Mediterranean for the summer.

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To charter some of the world’s largest yachts, click https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/superyacht-charter/

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Jingle Bells – Charter Motor Yacht AXIOMA Slashes Christmas Rate

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SPECIAL HOLIDAY RATE

One of the largest yachts available for hire has cut her Caribbean premium-season rate for Christmas week by €60,000.

The 72.5 meter Dunya Yachts motor yacht AXIOMA is currently open for Christmas week, preferably in the Windward islands of the Caribbean.  To entice a reservation, the owner has lowered the rate from €550,000 per week to €490,000 per week – a savings of more than 10%.

 

AXIOMA motoryacht side profile

 

Currently ranked #151 on the list of the world’s largest yachts, super yacht AXIOMA (ex yacht Red Square)  accommodates 12 guests in a master suite, VIP suite, and four guest double cabins, two of which are convertible into twins.

The yacht boasts a beach house-style interior by the legendary designer Alberto Pinto (who sadly passed away before the yacht was launched in 2013).  The interior “wow factor” is off the chain with unique features like an open mezzanine in the main salon, and a media lounge on the owner’s deck.  Exterior amenities are just as amazing, especially the infinity swimming pool, and the large Jacuzzi with a swim-up bar, located on the bridge deck.

Like so many other yachts now focused on the wellness yacht charter concept, the yacht also boasts a full gym, massage room, and steam room…

This stunning superyacht is already reserved 27 Dec, 2016 – 3 Jan, 2017, from St Lucia to Canuan;  thus, the owner would like to secure a charter immediately prior to this booking somewhere in the area of St Lucia.

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To reserve superyacht AXIOMA for charter, click https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now/ and a 1-800 Yacht Charter specialist will contact you within 24 hours…

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Leo Fun Award-Winning Finalist

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Leo Fun motoryacht. Photograph of the yacht underway.  Dark hull with white superstructure.  Headed toward lower right side of photo.

LEO FUN YACHT

She is just one of the luxury motor yachts available for your Croatia Yacht Charter vacation this year.

 

YACHT DETAILS

At 53.85 meters (176’ 8”), this is one of the largest yachts cruising the Mediterranean. For instance, she can accommodate up to 12 charter guests in her six spacious, luxurious cabins.

 

LEO FUN INTERIOR

The interior of this motoryacht is decorated with luxurious soft furnishings.  For the technologically-inclined, she also features state-of-the-art electronic equipment.

 

YACHT DECK

The yacht has a huge deck,  It features an adjacent Jacuzzi hot tub that can comfortably accommodate six.  There is also ample space for sunbathing.  Additionally, a gym area and al fresco dining area are on the deck.  Finally, there is a spacious sheltered lounge area as well.

 

TOYS

Did someone say toys?  Basically, Leo Fun has a huge variety of water toys available for water sports enthusiasts on charter.

 

YACHT NEWS

Leo Fun was selected as a finalist for Boat International’s World Superyacht Awards 2010.

 

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

If you are ready for the vacation of a lifetime, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ right now!

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Luxury Yacht Charter Maven Reflects on Industry in 2013

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With many of her clients still onboard their yachts enjoying their 2013 year-end St Barts yacht charter vacations, Jana Sheeder, President of SailAway Yacht Charters and 1-800 Yacht Charters, takes a few minutes to reflect on the year that was (and offers us a glimpse of what’s to come in 2014).

Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters standing with yacht Vertige female crewmember on dock in front of boat. Jana wearing halter long dress and gold name badge, and crewmember wearing short black skirt and white short-sleeved shirt.

Q:  The charter industry still seems to be recovering from the global economic downturn of the past couple years.  Did 2013 represent an uptick in the volume of charter business?

Sheeder:  “Our research indicates 2013 showed significant improvement in charter revenues when compared to both 2011 and 2012.  Many newly-built yachts entered the  charter marketplace in 2013.  These are builds that had stalled while under construction during the height of the downturn.  As the global economy began to pick up, delayed construction projects commenced.

The result is a beautiful new fleet of superyacht charter vessels that hit the seas in time for the 2013 summer Mediterranean charter season.”

 

Q:  Did the year end on an uptick?

Sheeder:  “We haven’t seen any industry data yet, so we can’t speak for our competitors.  We can tell you in terms of the Caribbean yacht charter marketplace,  SailAway (1-800 Yacht Charters) had its strongest December in over 3 years. While the inquiries for smaller vessels did not grow, our bookings of superyachts – some of the largest yachts in the world –  increased significantly.

Presently, we have the two largest charter vessels currently docked in St Barts for 9 night charters – motor yacht LAUREL (240 feet, $525,000 per week) and the Lurssen yacht charter motoryacht MARTHA ANN (230 feet, 600,000 EUROS per week).”

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Q:  What was the biggest change you witnessed in 2013 in the charter industry?

Sheeder:  “I would have to say the ending of VAT exempt charters in France. For many years, our clients enjoyed St. Tropez yacht charters and summer vacations along the Cote d’Azur, free of the burden of VAT.  That all changed in the summer of 2013 when the French yacht charter VAT went into effect.   As of July 15, 2013, charterers can expect to pay an additional 9.8% for their Côte d’Azur yacht charter.”

Q:  Are you optimistic as you look ahead to 2014?

Sheeder:  “Our team is extremely optimistic as we focus on incremental growth in 2014. During the economic downturn, while many of our competitors hunkered down to ride out the storm, we took a contrarian approach.  We focused our efforts on increased marketing. Our strategy was simple – stay in touch with existing clients and prospects. We wanted to be “easy to find” once the economy turned around.

Internally, we call it our “Tip of the Tongue” project.  Clients had tightened their belts during the downturn, and we were committed to be the brand they remembered (always on the tip of the tongue) when they were ready to loosen their discretionary income belts again!

Now that 2014 is here, we are excited to announce that:

  • Our newly-designed website is nearing completion
  • We are launching a new subsidiary to provide luxury yacht tenders to megayacht owners
  • We are opening additional satellite offices
  • We are focused on charitable causes — helping others, helping marine life, and helping the environment — Paying it Forward and Making a Difference for all that’s been given to us! 

The sky’s the limit!  It will be an exciting, challenging, and awe-inspiring year!”

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For more information about yacht vacations around the world, please visit 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ and share our information with your friends, family, and associates!

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Motor yacht ANDREAS L to Med

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Photograph of ANDREAS L motoryacht underway. Yacht is headed toward the right side of the picture. There is a mountain in the background that is both beige (dried out) and green (lush)

ANDREAS L SUPERYACHT

The yacht performed an extensive Caribbean yacht charter cruise. Then superyacht ANDREAS L pulled into Barcelona for a little “cosmetic surgery.” 
 
She is amazing, for example, she is one of the largest yachts for hire in the world.  Andreas checked into a Spanish shipyard for something similar to Restylane® beauty treatments.  Her touch-up cost a half-million Euros.  The star of the luxury yacht charter fleet is now ready for the summer charter season.  New anti-fouling paint has her looking sharp. It also makes her slide smoothly and efficiently through the Aegean.

CREW

Captain Mauro (formerly the master onboard the 90 meter motor yacht, Lauren L) is at the helm this season. He brings his extensive local knowledge and experience of the Med to charter.  A new Italian chef and a new chief stewardess have been added to the crew.  They are filled with energy and ready to welcome charter guests. 

 

OLD NAME 

The yacht was formerly named AMNESIA. 

 

ACCOMMODATIONS AND FEATURES

The 196 foot Benetti motoryacht ANDREAS L accommodates 12.  There are six elegant staterooms within sight.  The yacht features top audio-visual entertainment and communications systems.  

 

SPECIAL TREATMENT

Lucky charter guests are pampered in the massage room and hair salon.  Joanne, a full-time masseuse/therapist/stylist, takes great care of guests.

 

 

 

GYMNASIUM

A well-equipped gymnasium awaits heath buffs.  This special gymnasium has a unique ocean vantage point.  Afterwards, sore muscles can then be soothed in the large Jacuzzi tub on the sun deck.

WATERSPORTS

The yacht’s watersports inventory includes a SeaDoo Bombardier jet boat, four Polaris waverunners, scuba gear, and towable toys.  Towables include Tubesters, Thrashers, and Bananas.  Other items, for instance, flyfishing equipment, windsurfers, and waterboards, are included. 
 

ONE MORE ITEM

Oh…we almost forgot.  In addition to great watertoys — who could miss the helipad!  The perfect easy access, away from watchful eye of the paparazzi!

 

BOOK A YACHT CHARTER IN THE MED

Priced from 315,000 EUROS per week plus all expenses.  Click HERE to book your summer escape onboard this amazing yacht.   Above all, make any offer!  We will submit it to her owner on your behalf.

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Newest Entries to the Top 100 World’s Largest Yachts, 2015

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2015 started out with a forecast of ten brand new superyachts scheduled for completion this year, all of which when launched would be ranked in the, “Top 100 of the World’s Largest Yachts.”

With the year quickly drawing to a close, it turns out 8 of the 10 were completed and launched on schedule – a testament to their builder’s ability to deliver a yacht on schedule (although only the builder and owner know for sure if the yacht was also delivered, “on budget”).

Here are the 8 newest entries to the list of the 2015 world’s largest yachts, along with their position in the top 100:

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Top 100               Name                                  Length                                 Builder

19                          GOLDEN ODYSSEY            123.20m (404’2”)           Lurssen

33                          ULYSSES                              107m (351’)                       Klevin

37                          SYMPHONY                        101.50m (333’)                 Feadship

49                          ROYAL ROMANCE            92.50m (303’5”)             Feadship

54                          ORCHID                              91m (298’6”)                     Lurssen

74                          AQUIJO                               85.90m (281’9”)               Oceanco

85                          SAVANNAH                        83.50m (273’11”)             Feadship

93                          ROMEA                               81.80m (268’4”)               Abeking & Rasmussen

 

Dutch über-builder Feadship leads the way with three top 100 megayachts, with Germany’s Lurssen Yachts delivering two, including the largest newest yacht launched in 2015 – the 123 meter motor yacht GOLDEN ODYSSEY.

yacht profile

Private yacht charter clients might be disappointed that only one of these new yachts is immediately slated to enter the yacht rental market – the Abeking & Rasmussen yacht ROMEA.  Based in the Med, The Monaco yacht charter vessel has set her 2015 inaugural season rental rate at Euro 875,000 per week [plus running expenses, of course!].

Yacht profile

Feadship and Lurssen enthusiasts don’t despair – these builders have plenty of behemoth yachts available for hire, including the 85.10 meter Lurssen yacht SOLANDGE, and the 81 meter Feadship yacht AIR.

Check back with us in late January, as we plan to release the list of the 2016 forecast of the newest yachts scheduled to join the top 100 world’s largest yachts!

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Currently, motor yacht AZZAM is the largest yacht in the world at 180 meters.  Can you tell us which fabled shipyard built superyacht AZZAM?

Send us an email with the correct answer and we’ll send you a complimentary eco-tote bag from 1-800 Yacht Charters (limited to the first 25 readers who respond correctly).  Email us at info@1800yachtcharters.com.  Good luck!

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