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Picchiotti Motor Yacht EXUMA is YOTD

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Exuma superyacht photo. Yacht is heading toward center of right side of photo. Silver yacht.


Perini Navi Group shocked the world.  They tackled a project to build a 50 meter motor yacht. The Picchiotti built yacht EXUMA, is the first motor yacht of the Vitruvius series.  What is shocking is that they are better known for sailing yachts, for instance, MELEK, and PANTHALASSA.


The project is complete.  Motor yacht EXUMA is fully operational and available for hire.  She is amazing.  #yotd  #yotw


Naval architect Philippe Briand optimized this yacht’s lines of design. In addition, weight and volume distribution optimized, as well.  Adding two zero speed roll stabilizers gave the hull exceptional cruising stability.  He combined this with the installed power system.  This made the yacht capable of long range cruising.  Cruises are done in total safety and comfort.


Exuma is unparalleled in terms of interior space design and deck organization. There are large spaces dedicated to ensuring privacy among guests.


In addition, plenty of room exists for storage of watertoys.  She has unique onboard toys. For instance, a Hovercraft, underwater Seabob scooter, and an electric moped.  She also features an amphibious jeep, below.


The bridge deck offers a full view of the surrounding scenery. This area has a spacious saloon with L-shaped sofa.  It also features armchairs and an entertainment area. The outdoor living area includes two comfortable chaise lounges for relaxing. There is also a large Jacuzzi tub.
 Amphibious jeep photograph. It is motoring in the water, and there is a rocky mountain behind it.  There are 2 people in the car. One man is in a white t-shirt, and the other is in a black t-shirt.

Inside, the open main saloon features large glass windows for visibility and light. The living area is equipped with a state-of-the-art audio visual entertainment system. In addition, it has three C-shaped sofas.  The adjacent dining area seats up to 10 people.


At the back, the aft cockpit offers two C-shaped sofas with two connectable tables for al fresco meals. The aft area of the cockpit offers two comfortable sun pads for sunbathing.


There are five guest cabins, including the master stateroom on the main deck.  This offers accommodations for nine guests. 


Exuma is available for summer 2011 charter in the South Pacific.  Weekly rates begin at €175,000 plus expenses. 


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Yacht Awards for Charter Boats

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Yacht Awards location - aerial photograph of Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida


Presenting the winners of the 2011 ShowBoats Design Yacht Awards.  Held at Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, mega yacht charter vessels beat private yachts for awards in design excellence. This is the second year in a row for such charteryacht success.



Back of sailboat yacht under sail.  Boat has black hull, white superstructure, and white sails.
Superyacht owners and creative talents attended the event.  They watched the luxury charter sailboat TWIZZLE, win.  Her category was Recreational Area for Guest Use and Interior Design categories.  Justin Redman of the design team at
Redman Whiteley Dixon accepted the Neptune award for TWIZZLE.

Photograph of a neptune award statue.




Other charter yachts receiving honors included:

  • Motor yacht EXUMA – Best Exterior Design & Styling Award: Displacement Motor Yachts 100?-199?
  • Powerboat CALLIOPE – Best Exterior Design & Styling Award: Semi-displacement Motor Yachts
  • Superyacht BIG FISHNaval Architecture Award: Motor Yachts
  • Sail yacht KOKOMO – Naval Architecture Award: Sailing Yachts




Motor yacht EXUMA  received an Environmental Protection Award.  She is 264 feet long, and was built by the Perini Navi Group and Picchiotti.  Exuma has exterior design by Vitruvius Ltd and naval architect Philippe Briand,

Bow profile of yacht Exuma


“For the second year in a row, the world’s finest yachts for hire were in the spotlight,” beamed Jana Sheeder, President of SailAway Yacht Charter Consultants and 1-800 Yacht Charters“There’s a deep commitment by these yacht owners to build vessels with amenities and aesthetics that are appealing to prospective charter clients.  We are so proud to represent these amazing yachts, as they are among the newest and largest yachts available in the world’s best destinations.”



Aerial photograph of motoryacht Palladium underway. The waves ripple underneath the yacht as she does a semicircle movement in the water

Private yachts are award winners, also.  The 312 foot Blohm & Voss motor yacht PALLADIUM was the evening’s biggest winner. Designers Mick Leach and Mark Smith took home 4 Neptune Awards for her.  She won Tender Design, Bespoke Furniture Item, Exterior Design & Styling and Interior Design.


Many award-winning yachts are available for hire this winter
and spring in warm weather destinations, including Grand Bahama
St Barts, and St LuciaContact the 1-800 Yacht Charters destination pros at for further details about yacht charters in the Caribbean.

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