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Calliope from Mythology Meets Modern Beauty

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In ancient Greek mythology, Calliope (k-l-p) was the beautiful Muse of epic poetry.  Fast forward two-thousand years, where that classic beauty and spirit can be enjoyed onboard motor yacht CALLIOPE.

Profile photograph of a yacht underway. It is headed toward the right side of the photo.  The yacht has a dark blue hull and white superstructure.  The logo, 1800yachtcharters, is in white and it located in the top left corner of the photo.  The water is the same color as the body of the yacht


Launched in 2010 by fabled Dutch builders Holland Jachtbouw, the 42.28m (138ft 8in) yacht has left the confines of the Mediterranean yacht charter fleet for new adventures in the Pacific Ocean, where she will be based this winter in the yachting capital of Auckland, New Zealand.
Currently, motor yacht CALLIOPE is available for a year-end yachting holiday at the attractive rate of  $160,000 per week plus running costs, for up to ten guests in five staterooms!
Multi-repeat charterers scramble to find new destinations for their winter vacations.  New Zealand is the hot spot for 2013.  It has easy international flight access.  Auckland is the perfect embarkation port.  Furthermore, it is a short cruise from the stunning nearby Hauraki Gulf islands.  For instance, Rangitoto, home to the largest volcano in the region.  


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Enjoy a Summer Charter in the Midst of Winter

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Galaxy motoryacht. Photograph of the yacht underway, headed toward the right side of the photo. Large white boat. Dark blue water. Large mountain behind the yacht. Mountain is tan with green landscaping.


As much of the USA digs out from winter blizzards, thoughts turn to the summer and the warm appeal of a Mediterranean yacht charter.   Alas, summer is still a long, 6 months away…

Or is it?

Would you jump at the chance to enjoy a summertime Benetti yacht charter in the middle of the winter?

Well now you can.  In specific, in warm, sunny New Zealand.



New Zealand is just coming into full summer, and one of the largest yachts in charter is available to explore this exotic destination.



Warm waters , warm days and cool nights are the hallmark of the area.  Winter in the USA is an ideal time to discover this unique cruising ground. From the Bay of Plenty to the Bay of Islands , the region offers pristine beaches, volcanoes, mountains and stunning scenery (as seen in the Lord of the Rings trilogy).



The 56 meter (183ft 8in) Benetti motor yacht GALAXY will call this area home for the next 4 months.  The superyacht boasts room for 12 guests.

The owner’s suite is on the main deck, with a panoramic saloon in its forward part.  The VIP cabin is located on the upper deck, while four more guest cabins are on the lower deck, in the form of two doubles and two twins.



The interior decorator has specified a variety of exotic woods for this yacht such as eucalyptus, sycamore, plane tree, maple, platanier.



Motor yacht GALAXY has an elevator running the lower deck guest from lobby all the way up to the sun deck. The lift carries four people at a time, and the shaft being in glass, tends to act as an atrium, carrying light through the heart of the yacht. The lift to the sundeck is built into the gymnasium.



This floating villa is in Bristol condition.  She carries a seasoned skipper, Captain Dughall MacLachlainn, and a crew of 14.



Her weekly rate is €255,000 plus expenses and NZ tax.



Click here at to BOOK GALAXY NOW.

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Yacht Charter Kiwi Superyacht Reborn for Inaugural Launch

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Yacht charter vessel Project 1016 is finally in the hands of a new owner after a devastating onboard fire during her build.  A McMullen & Wing 50 meter Diamond-class expedition yacht,  ex-Starfish splashed down in Auckland, New Zealand in January.  She is now ready for outfitting and sea trials.

Photo of yacht charter boat with light blue hull.  She is being pushed into the marina by a red tugboat. People stand on a dock and watch.





The yacht known as superyacht Y/N 1016 is the largest yacht to date built by McMullen and Wing. She has a distinctive muscular and purposeful appearance and is the first yacht in the Diamond Series.  The 45 meter South Pacific charteryacht, motor yacht BIG FISH, also follows in her design footsteps.


The yacht name was originally motor yacht StarFish.  She was commissioned by Richard Beattie, chairman of Aquos Yachts, and the owner of Big Fish.  An early-morning blaze in the building where StarFish was housed caused significant damage to yacht. She was nearly 75% complete at the time. Rather than adding money to repair damage to the new yacht, Beattie put the yacht up for sale.  A new owner stepped forward in 2014 to complete the project.

Actual Yacht Charter Details

Only 18 months behind her original planned launch, project 1016 (ex Project StarFish) accommodates 10 to 12 guests in five luxurious cabins.  Her interior has natural materials, creating a relaxed, modern ambiance. The owner’s suite is located on the bridge deck aft and opens onto a private aft deck.  This deck provides exclusive privacy and spectacular views.

Airy spaces flow onto large outdoor decks on every level. Center balconies fold out from her body.  These offer the ultimate sunbathing locations suspended over the water. The lowered aft cockpit is a protected area for both deep-sea fishing and lounging.  For future private yacht rental use, an extensive fleet of tenders and toys is stored onboard.

Rental yacht on water at sunset

Where To Begin?

The new owner takes delivery in early 2016. He then starts an around-the-world tour. His journey begins in Auckland, then goes to the South Pacific and beyond.

We expect her charter entry in 2017.



Expedition yachts enable guests to explore remote destinations. 1-800 Yacht Charters offers the superyacht experience in exotic destinations around the globe.  Click here to plan your heli-skiing Antarctic yacht charter or exotic adventure in the South Pacific.

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