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It’s one thing to hear a charter broker tell you the sailboat you are considering for your St. Marten yacht charter is a great performance vessel with plenty of creature comforts. More reassuring are the critical comments of a seasoned sailor who has been onboard while the yacht is underway.
There’s no substitute for a hands-on review of a yacht’s performance under sail.
Recently, sailing journalist Toby Hodge had the opportunity to join the luxury sailing charter vessel Oyster 575 ON LIBERTY for a 220 nautical mile passage from Palma, Mallorca to Cartagena, Spain. Hodge’s review appeared between the covers of the February 2011 issue of Yachting World magazine.
ON LIBERTY is a new entry into the charter market. Her pure hull lines will ensure this yacht is a fast passage maker. Imagine planning a Virgin Islands yacht charter holiday on a blue water cruiser with exhilarating performance.
But hey – no need to take our word – read some of Toby Hodge’s comments:
“The 575 proved easy to handle…She’s another slippery yacht…with an easy motion that will be greatly appreciated at sea”
“Thanks to the twin wheels, the helmsman has unhindered views forward from both sides and I love what happens when you go through waves – nothing – she’s as well mannered as a royal butler.”
“Oyster has a winning recipe for internal layouts, thanks to the center cockpit which creates sumptuous aft cabins, large passageway or U-shaped galleys and spacious saloons set low down to maintain privacy, but enjoying plenty of daylight from the coach roof windows.”
ON LIBERTY is available this spring in the Caribbean at a weekly rate of $14,000 for 4 passengers, inclusive of food and non-alcoholic beverages. This summer, the yacht will be based in the Western Mediterranean and offered for a rate of €11000 per week, plus all expenses.
Envision the World Superyacht Awards 2011’s runaway sweep of every major sailing yacht category.
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.
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 speaks of Kokomo, a Mediterranean yacht charter vessel, as,
“…quite simply, the most advanced yacht of her type in the world today.”
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We posted a blog about the high demand for berths in the heart of London during the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games. We then wondered about convenient alternative locations for superyacht dockage.
YAY! There is an excellent port facility away from the crowded downtown London docks. It has good deepwater berths. It is also easy to arrange helicopter access into the heart of London from here.
Portland Port is ready to roll out the red carpet for luxury yacht charter vessels this summer, and might just become this year’s megayacht hotspot, with multiple deep water berths and anchorages available.
There is a special bonus. Portland Port is host to the Olympic and Paralympics sailing races.
It is situated at the end of a peninsula off the Dorset coast. This port is an ideal location to enjoy Olympic sailing events. It is also great for escaping the crowded Royal docks near downtown London. Charterers heading for stadium events can avoid the Thames River from here. They can shuttle via helicopter from Dorset into the heart of London.
Jana Sheeder, President of SailAway Yacht Charters and 1-800 Yacht Charters expounds on the advantages of docking in Portland, especially for large sailboats.
“Because of height restrictions, some large luxury sailing charter vessels are unable to cruise down the Thames. Portland is an excellent alternative for these sailboats. Our team will partner with local port authorities to offer the ultimate in luxury packages including helicopter transport to and from Olympic events.”
Portland Port offers multiple deep water berths suitable for vessels over 24m LOA, and also serves as an excellent stop-over destination between popular locations such as Falmouth, the Solent, and the Isle of Wight. The pretty, traditional seaside town of Weymouth is only 15 minutes away by taxi.
The prospect of using Portland as a gateway to adventure has Sheeder beaming.
“Attending the Olympic Games while enjoying a yachting-based vacation will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our clients. By using Portland as a base, charterers will not only have easy access to the Games, but also be at the gateway for exploring nearby sites like Stonehenge, the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Bath, and the Jurassic Coast.”
It’s not too late to arrange a yachting holiday this summer in London. Contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters special events team at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ for details on planning your London Olympics yacht charter.
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A dozen or so Mediterranean yacht charter vessels prepare. It is time for the regatta in Sardinia. At the same time, another race is canceled abruptly due to the threat of a hurricane.
Nevertheless, preparations in Costa Smeralda, Sardinia continue. A fleet of Perini Navi yachts are poised to compete in the Perini Navi Cup. During this time, race organizers of the 25th annual Newport Bucket Regatta are busy. The race is August 25 – 28, 2011, and Hurricane Irene had other ideas. As a result, they called off Saturday’s main event as Hurricane Irene arrived.
The actual race was cancelled. The unfettered spirit and camaraderie shone on. Equally important, the big post race party, known as “The Bash,” is a go. It shifted by one night, from Saturday, to Friday.
On Wednesday, the yacht captains in the Newport Bucket Regatta had a meeting. Specifically, Peter Craig and bucket director Hank Halsted were there Consensus determined that Hurricane Irene’s threat made race cancellation the only choice. Transitioning from race mode to storm mode for a superyacht is extremely time-consuming. The decision was finally made to safeguard the yachts and their crews.
In spite of preparing for the storm, some owners and their families and guests are ready. They plan to enjoy the gala Bucket Bash at the Newport Shipyard. The Bash will feature all the food and festivities planned for the special 25th Anniversary Celebration.
In like fashion, the Texas Legends Airshow, was also canceled. It was held in conjunction with the Bucket and sponsored each year by the owner of the yacht, Tenacious. All eyes look ahead to the 2012 Newport Bucket Regatta!
Chartering a sailboat for the a regatta is a unique experience. It is filled with excitement and fun. There are dozens of friendly regattas around the world. Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters HERE for more regatta information.
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We share information with readers in our blog the key reasons to consider a sailing yacht for their next yachting holiday. Several customers agree. They love that sailboats offer a tranquil, more relaxing experience than a cruise on a motoryacht.
Just as there are “brand” aficionados with powerboats, it turns out the sail yacht enthusiasts have a favorite manufacturer as well: Perini Navi.
The Perini Navi Group builds superyachts under two specific brand names: Perini Navi for the sail boat division, and Picchiotti for the motor yacht division. Founded in 1983, Perini Navi Group has operations in five market sectors:
It is in Viareggio, Italy, where the world’s premier brand of sail yacht projects are draw, developed and constructed.
Do you have a favorite brand of sailing yacht? Contact us at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ and tell us which manufacturer you like and why their yachts are the best for charter.
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