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3 Jaw Dropping Yachts At the Monaco Yacht Show

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MONACO YACHT SHOW

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.]

 

 

 

 

 

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

In conclusion, we help plan The Superyacht Experience™ for you.

For further information on yachts listed for rental, please fill out our online form at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ today.

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70 Meter Motor Yacht Martha Ann to Cruise Adriatic

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SUPERYACHT MARTHA ANN

To the delight of Lurssen yacht charter fans everywhere, the owner of motor yacht MARTHA ANN has agreed to position the 70 meter superyacht in the Adriatic as of 1 June 2013.   At this writing, the yacht will return to the Western Mediterranean for a booking in mid-July.

Martha Ann superyacht underway

 

WESTERN MED YACHTS

Rarely do the world’s largest yachts venture from the standard and uber-popular Western Med cruising grounds such as the Amalfi Coast and the south of France.

 

STANDARD

Lürssen yacht MARTHA ANN is maintained to a high standard inside and out.  She features many upgrades.  For instance, 2 new SeaDoo GTX 260’s and the addition of a 44 foot / 13.41 meter Nautica towed tender.

 

COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENTS

According to Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters and SailAway Yacht Charter Consultants, she is a special superyacht. 

“With her massive beam of nearly 13 meters, she boasts extraordinary volumes for a yacht of this length. With 7 wet bars and a beautiful glass elevator that services all 5 decks, this is the ideal entertainment yacht for a Mediterranean yacht charter in the summer or a Caribbean yacht charter in St. Barts to celebrate New Year’s Eve.

 

ACCOMODATIONS AND RATE

Motoryacht MARTHA ANN offers accommodations for 12 guests in 7 staterooms.  Her weekly rate is Euro 600,000 per week. Running expenses are in addition.

READY TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

For more information or to reserve your charter aboard motor yacht MARTHA ANN, contact us today.  Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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A Sunny Outlook is Guaranteed with New Yacht Solar Beds

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Solar sunbed.  It rotates.  It mists.  Ahhhh. With much of the northeast United States buried under a blizzard of snow, here’s a new superyacht amenity guaranteed to give you a “sunny” outlook!

LMV’s Lasy Solar sun bed self-orientates according to the position of the sun.  How neat is that??

 

rotating yacht sun bed with misters spritzing water

Imagine you are onboard your Lurssen Yacht Charter somewhere off the coast of Capri.  Your solar-powered sun bed slowly rotates to keep the heat on your body.   What’s that you say – it’s starting to get a little too hot?  No worries – there’s a built-in Mist Breeze cooling system to cool you down!

 

Of course, total comfort is a must, so the bed is covered in marine-grade luxury leather.

solar-powered circular suntan sunbed with head and pillows lifted up on yacht deck

Thanks to its solar power source, the Lasy Solar sun bed doesn’t need connecting to a yacht’s power supply.

The manufacturer plans to have the product website for Lasy Solar sun beds up and running soon.

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Experience the luxury of a private luxury Lürssen yacht like MARTHA ANN or HUNTRESSContact the yacht charter specialists at 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ to plan The Superyacht Experience for you!

 

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Designer Brings CURB APPEAL to Luxury Yachts

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Motoryacht Enigma underway, headed to the right, with waves kicking up around the yacht

Superyacht ENIGMA, unique and gorgeous rounded windows (among MANY other incredible features)

 CURB APPEAL

As every real estate agent knows – if you can’t get prospective buyers to “love” the exterior of a house, your probably won’t convince them to take a look inside.  That initial “wow” factor, known as “Curb Appeal” is critical in enticing buyers to explore, and appreciate, the entire property, inside and out.  

 

EXTERIOR OF YACHT

The same principle holds true for potential charterers. That first look at the exterior styling of a yacht either piques their interest, or they continue to walk the boat show docks until something clicks.
 
Perhaps no yacht designer understands this principle better than Espen Øino.  Like Gianni Versace and luxury clothing, the name Espen Øino is synonymous with contemporary naval architecture.

ESPEN OEINO DESIGNER

Øino (sometimes written as Espen Oeino) has created some of the modern legends in the charter marketplace, including  Lürssen yacht charter vessels 78m yacht TV (ex-MadSummer), 70m yacht MARTHA ANN, and 60m yacht SOLEMATES.

The prolific designer began his career at the Martin Francis Design Studio, where he became project manager of the legendary Eco project, now known as the iconic ENIGMA.

 

HOW DID ESPEN START?

In 1994, after eight years working as a consulting engineer and naval architect for Martin Francis, Espen set up his own design company: Espen Øino International (EOI). The Monaco-based studio is today one of the leading designers of large custom yachts.

Espen and his team of naval architects have a client base stretching from Asia and the Far East to the USA and Central America. Recent projects to splash down are Viareggio Superyachts vessels 62m yacht CANDYSCAPE II and 62m yacht RoMa.

 

PROJECTS

Multiple current projects exist from this man. He is known as “creator of some of the world’s most famous.”  Additionally, outstanding yachts.  The yacht include several high-profile Lürssen vessels. In addition, two very large yachts under construction at the Fincantieri Yard in La Spezia, Italy.

Mediterranean yacht charter fans may not know Espen’s name.  Coincidentally, the yacht that first caught their eye for its elegant lines was designed by this industry icon.

 

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

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Gulp – Private Luxury Yacht Charter Builder Swallows In-Country Rival

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INDUSTRY CHANGE

Topping a fatherland rival by building the world’s largest yacht wasn’t good enough.  Lürssen Yachts gobbles up their leading competitor.  The German company takes over the entire operation.

 

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

At this time, Bremen-based Lürssen Yachts announces the acquisition of Hamburg’s superyacht builder, Blohm+Voss.

 

COMPANY QUOTE

According to Peter Luerssen, Managing Partner, “With the acquisition of Blohm+Voss we are taking over a shipyard with a strategically advantageous location and versatile production facilities. We want to use these facilities to complement our existing refit and repair activities and also to offer our customers an ever better service.”

Lurssen shipyard with yacht Azzam in water

 

WORLD’S LARGEST YACHT

With the 2013 launch of the world’s largest yacht, the 180 meter motor yacht AZZAM, “The big L” wrestled the top spot away from the Roman Abramovich-owned motor yacht ECLIPSE, a 162.50 meter Blohm & Voss GmbH vessel launched in 2010.

 

KINGPIN OF BIG BOATS

Of the 10 largest yachts in service today, Lürssen has built 5 of them, including 3 of the top 5.

 

Many Lürssen charter vessels are among, the largest yachts offered for hire. Specificially, 94 meter (308ft) Lürssen yacht Kismet II and 70 meter (230ft) Lurssen motor yacht Martha Ann.

 

In conclusion, The Superyacht Experience™ awaits your presence. Whether you choose to buy or rent, 1-800 Yacht Charters is here for you.  Contact us today at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ to get started on your superyacht journey.

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London-based Exhibition Company Acquires Three US Luxury Yacht Charter And Sales Shows

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Aerial view of Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show

 

THE HEADLINE

Informa’s British-based global exhibition division makes an announcement.  It acquired Yachting Promotions Inc.  Yachting Promotions is doing business as (d/b/a) Show Management. They produce three of the world’s largest in-water boat shows.  For instance, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Yachts Miami Beach, and the Palm Beach International Boat Show.   Yachting Promotions Inc. owners are Active Interest Media.  AIM is a magazine publishing company. It is co-headquartered in El Segundo, CA and Boulder, CO, USA

 

THE PLAYERS

ACTIVE INTEREST MEDIA

  • Headquarters: El Segundo, CA
  • Number of employees: 400
  • Founded: 2003
  • Type of business: Private

 

INFORMA PLC

  • Headquarters: Zug, Switzerland
  • Number of employees: 6500
  • Founded: 1998
  • Type of business: Public

 

THE PRICE

Informa paid $133 million for Yachting Promotions Inc. (YPI). It was purchased specifically from AIM – Active Interest Media.

 

THE STORY

Show Management produced the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. It is held at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center in perpetuity. The company also produced the Palm Beach International Boat Show. In addition, they produce the Miami yacht and Brokerage Show. The Miami yacht show recently renamed Yachts Miami Beach.  Other shows include St. Petersburg Power and Sailboat Show and Suncoast Boat Show in Sarasota, Florida, additionally.

In 2006, Active Interest Media (AIM) purchased Show Management.  Show management was formally renamed Yachting Promotions, Inc.

A prepared statement by Andrew Clurman, AIM’s president and CEO follows. Moreover, the sale of Show Management to Informa is part of the company’s long-term strategic plan to accelerate their growth.

“AIM will reinvest the proceeds from this sale to grow our digital video, online education, marketing services, and events in our other verticals.”

 

Informa’s acquisition of Show Management equals the company’s plans. Specifically,  to expand its global exhibitions business in the U.S.A.   They also produce the Monaco Yacht Show. This acquisition consequently makes Informa Exhibitions unique. It is the world’s leading yacht show organizer.  How will shows change with the new purchase?  Will the yacht shows now have red carpets?  Specifically like the Dubai International Yacht Show (DIBS)?  Sheiks in white gowns (and 1 in a blue gown) walking red carpet between yachts at Dubai International Boat Show

 

 

THE YACHT CHARTER PERSPECTIVE

Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters

Our company president, Jana Sheeder, recently attended the 2017 edition of Yachts Miami Beach.  She and  Team 1-800 Yacht Charter team inspected several private luxury yacht charter vessels. For example,  Lurssen motor yacht MARTHA ANN, James Bond yacht  SKYFALL, and the brand new Benetti motor yacht 11.11.  Jana comments on the acquisition of Show Management by Informa.

“Informa operates over 200 trade and consumer exhibitions around the world annually.  With their global resources, I believe Informa is positioned to focus on the continued growth and success of the world’s finest boat shows.  In terms of exposure of charter yachts to prospective clients, this should be a good opportunity for cross promotion; for example, we should be able to promote a winter/spring Florida yacht charter vacation to a client while a particular yacht is here in Miami at Yachts Miami Beach – then bring that client to Monte Carlo in September and host them on the same yacht during the Monaco Yacht Show.   I’m excited by the chance to extend customer relationships across multi-show platforms and destinations.”

 

HOW TO BOOK A LUXURY YACHT CHARTER

In conclusion, learn how a private yacht charter vacation can help you.  You reconnect with others.  Family and friends joyfully spend time with you.  Embrace diverse cultures.  Rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit.  We call it “The Superyacht Experience™.”  We want to share it with you!  

Moreover, for more information click here.  To charter your own private luxury yacht charter vessel, fill out our online form at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ .  We will be in touch with you right away! 

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Lurssen Motor Yacht Lady Kathryn V Set to Launch

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Lady Kathryn V photograph. She is underway, headed toward lower right side of photo.

LADY KATHRYN V

The latest Lürssen shipyard launch is motor yacht LADY KATHRYN V.  She is previously known as Project Coco. This yacht is the fifth in a line of boats of the same name.  Motoryacht LADY KATHRYN V succeeds a 164′  Wesport.

CONSTRUCTION

The yacht is steel with an aluminium superstructure.  LADY KATHRYN V is an evolution of the Linda Lou series.  That group of yachts began in 2006.  She is 61 meters in overall length.  She is slightly longer than her predecessors. There is no full-beam section to this deck.  The yacht then has a sleek and classic appearance. She has a unique crow’s nest above the sundeck.  The crows nest affords a panoramic view of the sea.

ACCOMMODATIONS

The Adam Lay interior accommodates 12 charter guests.  The master suite is situated on the main deck.  There is a VIP stateroom on the bridge deck, and below that are four double cabins on the lower deck.


OTHER LURSSEN YACHTS

Other Lurssen yachts include motoryacht KISMET, superyacht SOLEMATES,  luxury yacht TV, and power yacht MARTHA ANN.

AVAILABILITY

In conclusion, the owner takes delivery this Summer. Lady Kathryn V will then be available for hire in the Mediterranean.  After her first winter season, she moves to the Caribbean.


HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

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Luxury Lurssen Yacht Headed for Charter

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Profile photograph of superyacht ACE underway. She is headed toward the right side of the photograph.

Lurssen Yacht ACE

For years, the name Lürssen has been synonymous with some of the most luxurious, and certainly the largest yachts available for charter.  Mammoth-sized vessels such as the 70-meter motor yacht MARTHA ANN and the 60-meter motor yacht HUNTRESS (x-SOLEMATES) are testaments to the 130 yr old German shipbuilder’s dedication to craftsmanship and timeless elegance.

The latest launch by the acclaimed builder is no exception.  Lurssen motor yacht ACE has the distinction of being the first superyacht to splash down in 2012.  She measures 87 meters and left the company’s shipyard in Rendsburg on January 9th. The superyacht by Andrew Winch Design is magnificent.  Her exterior is both unique and instantly recognizable.

Aerial photograph of swimming pool and helipad of superyacht ACE. The yacht is heading toward the top of the photograph. There are mountains in the distance. The water is deep blue. The pool has a water feature creating a fountain at the front (bottom of picture) of the pool

Lurssen yacht ACE swimming pool and helipad

This is the unanswered, million-dollar question.  Will motor yacht ACE enter the luxury yacht charter market in 2012?

Stay tuned…

 

HOW TO PLAN YOUR YACHT CHARTER VACATION

Lürssen yachts currently available for charter include the aforementioned M/Y MARTHA ANN and motoryacht SOLEMATES as well as the 60-meter motor yacht ARKLEY and the 63 meter motor yacht POLAR STARFor more information about the “Lure of Lürssen,” contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters superyacht experts here.

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Luxury Yacht Charter Maven Reflects on Industry in 2013

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THE YACHT CHARTER MAVEN COMMENTS

Many of her clients are still onboard their yachts enjoying their 2013 year-end St Barts yacht charter vacations.  Jana Sheeder, President and Co-owner of SailAway Yacht Charters and 1-800 Yacht Charters comments. She 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 enter 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).”

 

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS

Superyacht Laurel underway.  Navy blue hull and white superstructure. There is a mountain in the distance behind her. She is headed toward the lower left side of the photograph.

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!

 

FINAL THOUGHTS

Now that 2014 is here, we are excited to announce that, for instance

  • Our newly-designed website is nearing completion
  • We are launching a new subsidiary to provide luxury yacht tenders to megayacht owners
  • Our additional satellite offices are opening 
  • 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!”

 

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

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

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Miami Superyacht Charter Marina Rebrands

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Photograph of marina full of large yachts. There are tall buildings in the background. The sky is bright blue with puffy clouds.

ISLAND GARDENS MARINA NEWS

Miami’s premier superyacht marina, Island Gardens Deep Harbour, is under new management. The “upgrade” in management, in our opinion, is long overdue.

 

WHAT IS THE NEW NAME?

The new name for the Miami Superyacht Marina is Yacht Haven Grande Miami at Island Gardens.  The marina opened in 2016 and is the annual home of the SuperYacht Miami Show each February.

 

ABOUT IGY MARINAS

Island Global Yachting (also known as IGY Marinas) will operate the rebranded Miami marina.  This destination offers 50 superyacht berths – for yachts up to a maximum length of 550ft.  In-slip fueling is available. High-power electrical service is also available.

 

LOCATION OF SUPERYACHT MARINA

The marina is located on Watson Island.  The island is ideally located between Miami Beach to the east and downtown Miami to the westIndeed, the views of the Miami skyline are postcard-perfect.  The proximity to trendy area hotspots is unbeatable. This deep-water marina is always our first choice for our Miami yacht charter clients.  Nevertheless, the marina was less than ideal for the yacht crews as they awaited the arrival of our charter guests.  Specifically, the marina lacked a captain and crew lounge.  Furthermore, customs and immigration assistance was sketchy at best.

 

MARINA AMENITIES

IGY has resolved these issues.  There is now a crew lounge, as well as a conference room.  Additionally, concierge services are available including valet and laundry/dry cleaning.  On-site dining is also available.   In fact, the newly re-opened dock-side café, aptly named, “The Deck” is described by Forbes as “Miami’s Hottest New Restaurant.”

 

MARINA SERVICES

We’re excited to take advantage of the new services and amenities.  Apprehension gives way to anticipation, as we await the upcoming Superyacht Miami show (February 2021).  We are unsure as to whether the show will go on or be well-attended in 2021.  In specific, Covid, the pandemic, the Coronavirus changed the landscape of events.  What’s exciting about the show? As an example, in the past, we transported prospective clients to the show via yacht tenders.  The car parking lot was poorly maintained.  We found it simpler, cleaner, more in tune with the theme, AND more fun to arrive via boat.  Arrival by car is once again an option, with IGY concierge services in place.

SUPERYACHTS IN ATTENDANCE

Many of the Miami superyacht charter vessels we represent attend this yacht show.  In fact, February weather is ideal for our company President Jana Sheeder to shoot yacht inspection videos of our favorite superyachts [such as Benetti yacht 11.11 and Lurssen yacht Martha Ann.]

We’re excited to welcome IGY Marinas to Miami.  Moreover, we look forward to commencing more Miami superyacht charter vacations from this rebranded location.

 

HOW TO BOOK YOUR YACHT CHARTER

In conclusion, book a superyacht with us for your own private luxury yacht charter vacation today!  Contact your yacht charter brokers at 1-800 Yacht Charters at 305-720-7245. If you prefer, complete our online inquiry form at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now/ .

We will be in touch with you right away to plan The Superyacht Experience™ for you!

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