The yachting industry has long held to the belief that a successful luxury yacht charter vessel can expect 12 weeks of charter business a year. This expectation included both Caribbean yacht charter and Mediterranean yacht charter business.
Excluding the small sail boat charters that dominate the Caribbean market, in the world of megayacht and superyacht vessels, there are about 830 yachts 80 feet and larger available for a luxury yacht charter worldwide. What might be surprising to many is this fact: some 600 of these vessels do no more than 3 or 4 weeks of chartering each year.
Thus, the upcoming Mediterranean yacht charter summer season has a lot riding on it for boat owners and captains who have — perhaps ill-fatedly from the start — factored 12 weeks of megayacht charter business into their calculations.
So what does a 52 week year in the life of a superyacht look like? A recent industry survey breaks it down like this:
*Owner’s personal use – 6 weeks.
*Yard time (for repair and maintenance) and crossing time to reposition (Caribbean to the Mediterranean, etc.) – 26 weeks.
*Undesirable charter dates – 14 weeks
*Actual Possible Charter Time: 14 weeks.
With these facts in mind, charter fleet managers now believe a realistic goal for a luxury mega yacht charter vessel is no more than 8 weeks per year…
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Thanks to The Robb Report and writer, Viju Mathew for sharing this unique luxury yacht.
<< The beauty behind Sander Sinot’s 590-foot Symmetry yacht concept is its sophisticated sense of balance. The Netherlands–based founder of Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design named the bespoke behemoth after its symmetrical hull and stern, allowing for equal maneuverability in both directions. The design duality carries over into the lavish living spaces, where interior and exterior boundaries become exquisitely blurred.
The dedicated owner’s deck, for example, will feature a stateroom that can be opened up to flow onto its private outdoor lounge and infinity pool. And on the Beach Deck, a floating lounge with a seawater pool will be able to extend out across the ocean. In all, Symmetry will provide over 10,700 square feet of usable exterior deck space, including a glass-bottom pool on the Guest Deck and another 56-foot-long pool on the Hotel Deck.
Inside, the yacht’s six decks of indulgence house a spa, a garden, a gym, and a selection of dining and bar venues. For young ones, a theater and playroom provide distraction on the Lower Deck. Aquatic amenities will include two 33-foot tenders, a 46-foot day boat, and six personal watercraft.
Accommodations for up to 34 guests comprise four en suite VIP rooms—each with a personal lounge and balcony—and 12 cabins. Within the owner’s inner sanctum is a private spa, an office, a library, and a skylounge.
Environmentally balanced as well, the steel-hulled yacht will benefit from an electric Azipod propulsion system—making possible a top speed of 20 knots—controlled from twin navigation stations on the Wheelhouse Deck. Sinot introduced Symmetry at the Monaco Yacht Show last month and is ready to take the helm on its construction if a buyer—or Bond villain—commissions it. (sinot.com) >>
There will always be a Bond film that’s ready for her!
We hope that a buyer commissions this high-caliber, impressive yacht and enters her in the superyacht charter industry in the future.
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With the Mediterranean yacht charter season drawing to a close, two Euro-based superyachts have announced plans to relocate for the winter 2011/spring 2012 season.
The award-winning 60 meter motor yacht ARKLEY should arrive in the Maldives Islands by early December, while the impressive 52 meter motor yacht BEL ABRI will take a position in St Martin in the Caribbean.
Lürssen Yacht charter aficionados will recognize the Espen Oeino-designed motor yacht ARKLEY. Built in 2009, this is a world-class superyacht with true style and sophistication. Since winning the Motor Yacht of the Year accolade at the World Superyacht Awards, ARKLEY has offered an unrivalled charter experience and continues to receive high acclaim from clients.
The Lürssen-built yacht offers 12 guests relaxed and comfortable surroundings, draped in a contemporary Mark Berryman design.
Weekly rental prices start at €430,000 per week, plus running expenses.
Constructed by Amels in 2010 to a Tim Heywood design, motor yacht BEL ABRI is one of the most impressive charter yachts on the market today. The Laura Sessa interior design on Amels yacht BEL ABRI creates a feeling of true comfort and space. Accommodations for up to 11 guests are available in five guest staterooms.
Her weekly rental fee is €275,000 plus all running expenses.