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Excitement and Generosity Drive Private Yacht Charter Maven into 2016

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REBRANDED FOR GENEROSITY

About a year ago, we rebranded our business with a new focus, driven by our motto, “What if we built our business for Generosity?”

 

PERSONAL OBLIGATION AND SOCIAL GOOD

As leaders in arranging Mediterranean yacht charter vacations, along with private yacht holidays throughout Greece and the Caribbean, we recognized an opportunity, and an obligation, to grow our business for the  greater social good.

 

CHARTER A YACHT – CHANGE THE WORLD

Realizing you can rent a yacht from a number of qualified charter brokers around the world, we came up with a simple reason to book your yacht with us:   “Charter a Yacht and Change the World.”

Wow – what a year 2015 turned out to be!

 

HEAVILY EMBRACED

We are so proud of and honored by our clients – both repeat charterers and new customers.  They embraced our commitment to sustainability and generosity.

With enthusiasm, they chose our reusable water bottles in lieu of disposable plastic bottles (to help reduce plastic pollution in our oceans). When we told them a portion of their charter cost would be donated to charity in their name, and that we wanted their input in selecting the charity, they were quick to direct multiple donations to their favorite causes.

Jana Sheeder poses with Guy Harvey representative - both holding mooring reef buoys

 

MANY CHARITIES BENEFITED

Thanks to our clients, among MANY other things, we were able to

  • PROTECT REEFS.  Install multiple mooring buoys in Biscayne Bay.  This is the hub of the Florida yacht charter marketplace. The buoys protect coral reefs from damage from boat anchors. Additionally, they educate the public about the plight of coral reefs and historical underwater wrecks.
  • BUY MEDICAL EQUIPMENT.  Purchase a medical autoclave to sterilize surgical instruments for an international group that provides low-cost spay and neutering services for dogs, cats, rabbits, and other animals, enabling the medical team to alter many more pets and rescued animals each day.
  • SPAY AND NEUTER.  Pay for multiple spay/neuter surgeries for stray animals
  • DO ANIMAL RESCUE.  Pay for the rescue, transport, and housing of multiple animals (saving lives)
  • PAMPER WOUNDED VETERANS.  Defray the cost of multiple private luxury Virgin Islands yacht charter vacations. These occur on a 155 foot superyacht.  They support veteran wounded soldiers and their spouses.
  • PROTECT MANATEES.  Manatee (sea cow, dugong) conservation
  • SUPPORT POLLINATORS.   Repopulate bees, butterflies, and pollinators near natural hammocks and waterways
  • EDUCATE YOUTH.  Support classrooms who are teaching youth to protect the oceans and to use sustainable goods

 

Looking back, 2015 was a fantastic year.  The above items and so many others are just so exciting for us. Helping others is our passion.

 

WHAT LIES AHEAD

We enter 2016 with a number of new yachts and new destinations to offer our clients.  We have the brand new expedition yacht LEGEND, available for experiencing Greenland and Norway’s Fjords; and  the world’s largest sailing yacht for charter made of wood, the yacht LAMIMA, available in the exotic islands of Thailand and Burma.

 

WE ARE ENERGIZED

Our team is energized to share these yachts and destinations with our clients.  Each charter vacation gives our clients a chance to reconnect with family and friends.  Additionally, to embrace diverse cultures.  Finally, to rejuvenate mind, body, and spirit.

 

MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH US

Together, we will make a difference.   The Superyacht Experience™ by 1-800 Yacht Charters awaits you.  When you choose to live a generous life, you start to change…and so does the world around you!!!

Happy New Year,

Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters poses with garbage bag during bay cleanup

Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters, cleaning plastic and debris from coastline near her home in South Florida

 

Jana
jsheeder@1800yachtcharters.com
#gratitude #giveback #makeadifference

 

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Expedition Yacht LEGEND Cancellation for January Antarctica Adventure

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LEGEND expedition ice breaker yacht seen through the hole in an iceberg

OPEN DATES FOR ANTARCTICA YACHT CHARTER ESCAPE

A spectacular superyacht has a last-minute cancellation. We at 1-800 Yacht Charters are pleased to announce a special opportunity.  This is your time to discover Antarctica this January on the world’s largest ice-breaking yacht. She is 77 meter (254 ft) motor yacht LEGEND.

 

THE ULTIMATE LUXURY EXPEDITION

We first introduced our readers to expedition yacht charter vessel LEGEND. We also discussed her upcoming schedule for Antarctica in a blog in October.  Owner Jan Verkerk gave the green light to accept reservations in Antarctica through mid February, 2017.   The ship is a commercial vessel from 1973.  She was then purchased by Verkerk. He outfitted her in 2015-2016 as the ultimate luxury ice-breaker. This enabled charter clients the unique opportunity to explore one of the last great frontiers on the planet earth.  This is from the comfort of a luxury yacht charter vessel.

 

ABOUT CHARTER YACHT LEGEND

The yacht is packed full of features. For instance, a helicopter and a 3-man submarine.  Super yacht LEGEND allows her guests to explore the rare frozen world.  She has an entirely new angle. Think of the early explorers who trekked across the frozen tundra in snowshoes and slept in tents!

Intimate gatherings and relaxation can be found in the cinema, the Balinese-themed spa, or bubbling away on deck in the heated Jacuzzi.  There’s even a real fireplace in the saloon where you can cozy up and enjoy a good book.

Active guests can get their hearts pumping with a workout in the gym, exploring the ice packs on snow scooters, or hiking and coming face-to-face with the wildlife.

 

SUPERYACHT KEY FEATURES

  • Commercially-certified helipad
  • 3-man submarine
  • Ice-breaking hull
  • Snow scooters
  • Balinese spa
  • Cinema
  • Swimming pool
  • Gym
  • 26 guests in 13 staterooms

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED ON YACHT CHARTER?

The weekly rate for up to 26 guests is $460,000 plus running expenses, for example, food, fuel, dockage, bar, etc.  (In addition, commercial passenger ship local taxes only when applicable).  The charter fee includes personal laundry, normal communication costs, hotel supplies and basic internet. In addition, the speed is 248/512 internet speed. Higher internet speed is possible, but not included in the charter fee.

Further details of seasonal rates:

  • WEEKLY: € 460,000 per week
  • DAILY:  € 76,667 per day – minimum 5 days
  • Delivery and re-delivery fees:
    -Winter, Port of departure in the South, Falkland Islands
    – Summer, Port of departure in the North, Bergen (Norway)
    First 3 days at €20,000 per day; Extra days at €15,000 per day
    These prices are plus fuel (450 liters/hr main engine + 70 ltr/hr per generator)
    Delivery and re-delivery prices are fixed prices and don’t include fuel. Delivery fees are nonrefundable.
  •  Helicopter (optional)Helicopter details: 4-5 Guests + 1 pilot / €260,400 per week including pilot insurance.
    This is an estimated price, depending on the type of required helicopter and destination.
  • Submarine (optional)
    Submarine: 2 guests + 1 pilot / €85,000 per week, including pilot, and insurance.Submarine: 2 guests + 1 pilot / €55,000 for 3 days, including pilot, insurance.
  • Discounts:
    10% discount – 2 week charter
    15% discount – 3 week charter
    20% discount – 4 week charter


LEGEND BOOKINGS AND YACHT CHARTER CRUISING SCHEDULE

After spending time in Antarctica, equally important, the yacht will head to South America and the Caribbean, then on to the Mediterranean for the summer.  Here are her current, confirmed expedition yacht charter vacations, and her schedule.

 

Bookings

  • 21st December 2016 – 1st January 2017 / King George Island to King George Island, Antarctica
  • 2nd – 9th January 2017 / King George Island to King George Island, Antarctica
  • 10th – 17th January 2017 / King George Island to King George Island, Antarctica
  • 12th – 19th February 2017 / King George Island to King George Island, Antarctica
  • 18th – 28th March 2017 / Antigua to St Maarten
  • 10th -17th June 2017 / Kangerlussuaq to Disko Bugt , Greenland
  • 8th-15th July 2017 / Nice to Portofino
  • 23rd – 30th July 2017 / Athens to Corfu (Option)

 

Cruising Schedule

  • December 2016 to February 2017: Antarctica & Patagonia (based in Falkland Islands)
  • March and April 2017: Patagonia & South America (based in Falkland Islands)
  • May to mid-June 2017: Greenland and Norway (based in Bergen)
  • July, August & September: Mediterranean

 

HOW TO BOOK SUPER YACHT LEGEND

In conclusion, it’s time for The Superyacht Experience™!   Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters via our convenient online booking form to enjoy the ultimate vacation onboard motor yacht yacht LEGEND.

LEGEND ice breaker yacht underway

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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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