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Center Stage Belongs To Florida Luxury Yacht Charter Vessels at Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show

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The  2013 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, October 31-Nov 4, 2013, has drawn to a close.  Picture-perfect weather brought out record numbers of boating enthusiasts.
The 54th installment of the annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, FLIBS, covers six locations and over 3 million square feet of space. Exhibits range from yacht builders and designers, to exotic cars and brokerage yachts. A variety of boats are on display, both in water and on land – runabouts, center consoles, cabin cruisers, skiffs, sailing yachts, tenders, superyachts, megayachts, powerboats, catamarans, and monohull sailboats.
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Of course the star attractions each year remain the extraordinary superyacht vessels that dominate the Caribbean yacht charter marketplace each winter.  
“For us, FLIBS represents the launch of the winter charter season,” says Jana Sheeder , President of SailAway Yacht Charters and 1-800 Yacht Charters“This is our chance to introduce our clients to the winter season’s best options for Florida yacht charter vacations.  Additionally, many of these yachts will consider relocating to the nearby islands to accept Bahamas yacht charter bookings.”
Among the charter yachts on hand at FLIBS were: 
2009 187 foot #sailboat yacht MONTIGNE 
2010 224 foot Nobiskrug motor yacht SYCARA V
2010 190 foot Trinity super yacht MI SUENO
In addition to the hundreds of yachts on display, Sheeder points out the show is the perfect venue for inspecting and testing the hottest new watertoys.
“If we see a ‘must have’ toy that we feel will enhance the charter experience for our clients, we’ll be the first to promote it to the charter yacht owners.  There is truly something for everyone at FLIBS.”
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Too Many Passengers Can Make Your Luxury Yacht Charter Illegal

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On August 19, US Coast Guard officers in Miami boarded 147 foot M/Y Golden Touch II, and terminated the luxury yacht day charter for multiple safety violations. The owner and captain of the yacht face civil penalties up to $41,456 for the violations.

Aerial photograph of motoryacht Golden Touch II. Red hull and white superstructure with red satellites on top of yacht.

Upon boarding, the officers counted 47 passengers, and cited the captain for carrying more paying passengers than the vessel is certified to have (12). Other violations included the lack of a valid certificate of inspection, failure to have a drug and alcohol program for the crew, and the lack of a valid stability letter.

“Tragically, people have lost their lives on illegal charters, as was seen in the case of the vessel Jaguar in the Tampa Bay area and in the case of the Miami Vice yacht in Miami,” said USCG Capt. Ladonn Allen, of the 7th District prevention department. “The unsafe atmospheres that these types of companies and unlicensed captains, who knowingly engage in illegal activity, create on their boats show a complete disregard for passenger safety and have been responsible for multiple deaths in Florida alone.  We cannot stress enough to anyone looking to charter a boat to verify the captain’s license and safety of the vessel.”

Photo of US Coast Guard boat on Biscayne Bay with Miami Florida skyline in background. Sunny day.

 

164ft Yacht Amarula Sun – Loaded with Watertoys for Active Travelers

So how many passengers can a yacht legally carry?  In reality, the answer can vary, and depends upon many variables (e.g. the type of certification the yacht holds; the type of license the captain possesses; etc.).

As a general rule, most yachts for hire are restricted to 12 passengers, and require special certification to transport more than 12 guests.  

What can you do, to make sure the boat you hire is operating legally?  Retain the services of a professional yacht charter broker – someone who knows the rules, has experience, and can determine which yacht and crew is right for you.  We realize it can be tempting to “go direct” and cut out the charter broker (who is essentially a middle-man/woman earning a commission for arranging the charter, like Hertz or Avis, in renting a car).  However, the possible savings of going direct are not what you might expect.  Many yacht owners set a rate that does not change – even if a broker is involved.  Most yacht charters pay commissions to the brokers from the rate paid on the boat — the charter fee is NOT “marked up” by ethical and reputable brokers, unlike going direct.

Protect yourself and go with professionals who know and obey the rules of chartering. Your safety, satisfaction, and memorable experience are of utmost importance to us.  To book your private luxury yacht charter vacation now, contact the professionals at 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Unique Name/Look Helps Benetti Yacht 11-11 [Video] Stand Out  

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GO AHEAD AND ASK…

Hardly a week goes by that someone doesn’t ask us one of two common questions about charter yacht 11-11:

 

What does the name mean?

 

or…

 

Why is the bow flat?

 

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

As to the first question, the name has a dual meaning.  Primarily, motor yacht 11-11 is named for the birthday of the yacht owner’s daughter.  The secondary meaning relates to numerology, where some believe that events linked to the time 11:11 appear more often than can be explained by chance or coincidence.  With some New Age philosophers assigning mystical powers to the numbers, seeing 11:11 pop up on a clock has morphed into a whimsical moment to simply, “make a wish.”

 

BOW DOWN!

Explaining the reason for the yacht’s unique bow is quite pedestrian and far less ethereal.  It is simply a matter of physics.  Measuring 63-meters,  Benetti yacht 11-11 is part of the Italian manufacturer’s  custom line of superyachts.  The distinctive plumb bow, also referred to as an axe bow, was added for hydrodynamic efficiency.  In laymen’s terms,  the vertical bow avoids upward push from waves when the yacht is underway.  By keeping the bow down, this result is a surprisingly stable ride, as compared to yachts with traditional, angled bows…

The award-wining yacht (she took home top honors at the 2016 World Superyacht Awards as Best Displacement motor yacht of 500 GT to 1,299 GT) with the cute name and unique look, accommodates up to 12 private luxury yacht charter guests.  Her layout boasts not one, but two owner suites – a full beam cabin on the main deck, as well as a second on the upper deck.

TAKE A TOUR

Join Jana Sheeder, our company President, as she takes us on a video tour of this spectacular vessel:

 

 

BOOK THIS YACHT

This beautiful yacht is a frequent visitor to our home town of Miami, and is available for Bahamas yacht charters in the winter and spring.  In the summer, her 16-member crew takes her across the pond to the Mediterranean, where she is available for charters in Italy and France.  Now that her owner has secured a Spanish charter license, the yacht can also offer charters in the Balearic Islands (e.g. Palma, Ibiza, Majorca, Menorca, et al).

 

RATE AND YACHT CHARTER INFORMATION

Her weekly charter rate is €650,000 plus running expenses.  For further information, click HERE.

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