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Excitement and Generosity Drive Private Yacht Charter Maven into 2016

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Happy New Year 1800yachtcharters logo
About a year ago, we rebranded our business with a new focus, driven by our motto, “What if we built our business for Generosity?”

As leaders in arranging Mediterranean yacht charter vacations, along with private yacht holidays throughout Greece and the Caribbean, we recognized an opportunity, and an obligation, to grow our business for the  greater social good.

Realizing you can rent a yacht from a number of qualified charter brokers around the world, we came up with a simple reason to book your yacht with us:   “Charter a Yacht and Change the World.”

Wow – what a year 2015 turned out to be!

We are so proud of our clients – both repeat charterers and new customers.  They embraced our commitment to sustainability and generosity.

With enthusiasm, they chose our reusable water bottles in lieu of disposable plastic bottles (to help reduce plastic pollution in our oceans). When we told them a portion of their charter cost would be donated to charity in their name, and that we wanted their input in selecting the charity, they were quick to direct multiple donations to their favorite causes.

Jana Sheeder poses with Guy Harvey representative - both holding mooring reef buoys

Thanks to our clients, among MANY other things, we were able to:

  • Install multiple mooring buoys in Biscayne Bay, the hub of the Florida yacht charter marketplace, to protect coral reefs from damage from boat anchors, as well as to educate the public about the plight of coral reefs and historical underwater wrecks.
  • Purchase a medical autoclave to sterilize surgical instruments for an international group that provides low-cost spay and neutering services for dogs, cats, rabbits, and other animals, enabling the medical team to alter many more pets and rescued animals each day.
  • Help cover the cost of private luxury Virgin Islands yacht charter vacations on a 155 foot superyacht for veteran wounded soldiers and their spouses.

Looking back, 2015 was a fantastic year.

We enter 2016 with a number of new yachts and new destinations to offer our clients.  We have the brand new expedition yacht LEGEND, available for experiencing Greenland and Norway’s Fjords; and  the world’s largest sailing yacht for charter made of wood, the yacht LAMIMA, available in the exotic islands of Thailand and Burma.

Our team is energized to share these yachts and destinations with our clients – for each charter vacation will give our clients a chance to reconnect with family and friends, embrace diverse cultures, and rejuvenate mind, body, and spirit.

Together, we will make a difference.  When you choose to live a generous life, you start to change…and so does the world around you!!!

Happy New Year,

Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters poses with garbage bag during bay cleanup

Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters, cleaning plastic and debris from coastline near her home in South Florida

 

Jana
jsheeder@1800yachtcharters.com

 

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Luxury Yacht | Classic Schooner Offers Discount for Antigua Luxury Yacht Charter

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Hoping to lure interest in a year end Caribbean yacht vacation, the classic replica schooner GERMANIA NOVA has announced a special price offer.

Book an Antigua yacht charter vacation before October 31, 2013 and receive a 16% discount off the regular high season winter price.

Guests will pay $80,000 per week for either a Christmas or New Year’s booking.  Her regular rate is $95,000 per week (all rates are plus running expenses).

Profile photograph of classic sailboat, Germania Nova, underway
After October 31st, the rates will return to the standard, published prices:

$95,000 per week (High Season)
$75,000 per week (Low Season)

A replica of a classic racing schooner, sail yacht GERMANIA NOVA  entered the Mediterranean yacht charter market in 2011. The original schooner was built in 1908 by Krupp shipyards and designed by Dr. Max Oertz. The modern version, the 55 meter sailing yacht GERMANIA NOVA  was built in Pontevedra, Spain by Factoria Naval de Marin, and designed by Matthias Oertz and Ingo Oliver.   A crew of 13 attends to a maximum 10 guests in 5 staterooms.

A true sailing yacht, guests are encouraged to pitch in to hoist the sails and assist the crew on deck!

The yacht is currently based in Antigua, at the famous Nelson’s Dockyard marina.
 
Come enjoy an exhilarating experience at sea.  Be sure to secure your reservation before October 31st, to secure the maximum price discount.

NOTE:  1-800 Yacht Charters placed a mooring buoy over the shipwreck of the original classic sailboat Germania Nova site in Miami Florida to protect reefs and marine life and to enable boaters to tie there and snorkel the reef! It’s all about making a difference!
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