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Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

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There are over 25 annual shows for superyacht vessels around the world.  One show is the biggest and best.  It is the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS).  

Aerial photograph of the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show.  Thousands of yachts at docks.


The list of exhibitors at the boat show is typically VIP’s of the superyacht industry. Trinity, Feadship, Lurssen, and Benetti yacht charter enthusiasts are in awe at the sheer number of yachts gathered in one location.

This show affords us an opportunity to educate our luxury yacht charter customers,” states 1-800 Yacht Charters President, Jana Sheeder.

We can take our clients on a tour of several equal-sized yachts and let them compare deck space, cabin size, and onboard amenities.”

“Some of our most popular mega yacht charter vessels are here, for example, ANJILIS and BIG CITY (both along the Face Dock between slips 9A-D) and MARAYA (docked at Bahia Mar in slip A1).” 

The 2009 showcase of luxury sail and motoryachts takes place  October 29th through November 2nd.

Join us for The Superyacht Experience® today!


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Itinerary: Venice and Croatia Beckon, and Motoryacht MARAYA Answers the Call

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The siren song of the Adriatic Sea has drawn luxury yacht charter mega yacht MARAYA to the area. The 54 meter superyacht just started a Mediterranean yacht charter vacation in the Adriatic Sea this morning.

Translated as “Many Mirrors” in Arabic, the luxury charter yacht MARAYA will then be available on 10th June for a Northern Croatia charter for one week.


Solid white motoryacht, Maraya, underway. Profile heading toward the right side of the photograph. Solid blue ocean and bright blue sky with streaky clouds above. Waves lapping at the bow of the yacht as she cruises along.

Luxury yacht Maraya

Co-Captains Richard Hodgson and Paul Were have prepared a suggested sample itinerary, beginning and ending in Venice, Italy, to maximize a mega yacht charter holiday in the Adriatic Sea:

June 10th
AM: Venice Guest arrival
PM: Porec Port for custom clearance arrival

June 11th
AM: Brijuni Islands
PM: Mali Losinj

June 12th
AM: Otok Havr
PM: Hvar Port

June 13th
AM: Otok Brac
PM: Trogir Port

June 14th
AM: Otok Kornat

June 15th
AM: Unije
PM: Rovinj Port. Custom clearance departure

June 16th
AM: Venice
PM: Venice

June 17th
AM: Venice. Guest departure

The Mediterranean yacht charter vessel, MARAYA, is priced at € 325,000 per week plus running expenses (like food, fuel, dockage, and bar). Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters to book her today at

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Mediterranean Fleet Looks for Strong Finish

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Photograph from land of Lady Lola, a huge superyacht, at the marina in Portofino, Italy, with many other yachts.



With children going back to school throughout Europe, September marks the end of the summer cruising season in the Mediterranean.  Before the yachts get underway to relocate to the Caribbean for the winter, the fleet looks to make one last push to fill the booking calendar by offering special pricing throughout the month.



Here’s a sampling of three magnificent yachts offering discounted rates in September:


First, CHRISTINO O.  At 325 feet in overall length, Motor yacht CHRISTINA O is one of the largest yachts available for hire anywhere in the world.  Accommodations for 35 guests are available in 17 staterooms.  Special:  Weekly rate of €455,000 is reduced to €400,000.

Additional special
Book one week in September, and SailAway will donate €3,000 in your name to the Dubois Child Cancer Fund founded by yacht designer Ed Dubois.

Currently available in the Western Mediterranean.  Suggested ports of call are Nice, Monaco, San Remo, Portofino, as well as the islands of Corsica and celebrity-favorite, Sardinia.


Second, MARAYA –   The 54.20 meter motor yacht MARAYA was built in 2008 and offers accommodations for 12 guests in modern luxury and comfort.  Onboard amenities include a workout gym, vast sundeck, and ondeck Jacuzzi.

Special: Based on a weekly rate of €300,000/week, cruise for 9 days but pay for only 7.

Currently available in the Eastern Mediterranean, this is the perfect yacht for Greece yacht charters.



Third, CLOUD 9 – 60 meter superyacht CLOUD 9 was a big winner at the 2010 ShowBoats Design Awards, taking  home awards for Best Exterior Design, and Best Interior Recreational Area.  With a watertoys list to satisfy the most discerning guests, this yacht is a truly exciting edition to the international rental market.

Special:  Based on a weekly rate of €357,000/week, cruise for 9 days but pay for only 7.

Currently available in the Eastern Mediterranean, the yacht is willing to relocate for a Croatia yacht charter.



September is the last chance to enjoy the warm summer waters of the Mediterranean.  Contact our destination experts today to review ALL of the last-minute special offers on both motoryachts and sailing yachts throughout the Med.

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New Builds Mediterranean Yacht Charter 2009

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Side-by-side photographs of 2 yachts under construction in a factory.



The Mediterranean yacht charter marketplace is bursting at the seams with over a dozen new builds in the past 12 months. Many of the newest yachts have been delivered to their owners and the luxury yacht charter crews are busy preparing these mega yachts for their Mediterranean yacht charter season.



The eagerly awaited Benetti mega yacht AMNESIA and superyacht CRN Ancona MARAYA have now been launched to great acclaim. The 196.8′ (60m) megayacht AMNESIA is chartering in Croatia.  In addition, she goes to southern Italy for the summer, as well.  After that, she heads to the Caribbean for winter.



Super yacht MARAYA translates as “many mirrors.”  She spends part of 2008 in luxury yacht charter service.  Her crew of 15 is eager to put in a full summer.  In particular, offering customers either a French Rivera yacht charter, or a Croatia yacht charter.  The Monaco Grand Prix and Cannes Film Festival are close.  The volumes of deck space on this superyacht make her ideal as a corporate event yacht.



A number of smaller, more intimate yachts, suitable for 4 to 6 passengers, are eager to enter. Specifically, both the Western and Eastern Mediterranean, and Turkey and Greece yacht charter markets this summer. Leading the way is the 2009 speedy 23 meter Aicon Spa yacht ENCORE, with accommodations for 6 to 8 guests.



The super-charged yacht MISTER JINGLES, also built in 2009 and will be cruising from the French Riviera on down to the Amalfi coast at a blistering 35 knots.

Another highly successful summer charter season is anticipated in the Mediterranean.  Keep your eyes opened for more new builds to hit the seas this spring.




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