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Classic Luxury Sailing Schooner

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Classic yachts. Photograph of two schooner sailboats underway. The one in the foreground only shows the bowsprit and part of the front sail. The yacht in the background is fully under sail, and a large wave is lapping at its side.

CLASSIC IS NEW IN YACHT CHARTER

Presenting the brand new classic schooner sail yacht GERMANIA NOVA.  As they say, “everything old is new again.”  The 47 meter Italian-built yacht is the latest sail-powered superyacht.

 

WHO IS GERMANIA?

The Germania NOVA (“new”) design makes this new yacht unusual and spectacular. She is a replica of a classic 1908 yacht named Germania.   The original vessel had a storied history before sinking off the coast of Florida in a hurricane.

Her builder was Krupp-Germania-Wurft in Kiel, Germany.  The company is famous for constructing submarines also known as U-boats. 

The original Germania sailed a 47 mile course around Britain’s Isle of Wight in record time in 1908. 

In 1914, the yacht visited Southhampton, England where she was seized as a prize of war.  She then changed hands several times. 

Germania was renamed twice (firstly, Exen, and secondly, Half Moon).   Finally, The yacht became a floating restaurant and dance hall in Miami, Florida.  She sank near Key Biscayne (a small island near Miami) in 1930.

The schooner became the seventh Florida Underwater Archaeological Preserve when it was dedicated in 2000. Germania is now part of the US National Register of Historic Places.

COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENT

Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters, proudly shares that her companies (1-800 Yacht Charters and Bareboat.com) donate floating mooring buoys for over the Germania (Half Moon) site.

“The unfortunately wreck created a reef, and yachtsmen and women regularly visit to snorkel and enjoy the underwater magic that the yacht created.  We are so happy to provide a way for yachts to tie to protect the fragile reef below.”

 

GERMANIA NOVA (REPLICA) DETAIL

Technological advances and comforts aboard the replica are awe-inspiring.  For instance, the sailing yacht features satellite television. She has flat screen panel tvs in the main saloon, master stateroom, and all guest cabins.  Cinema-quality 5.1 Dolby surround sound DVD service is available in the main saloon and master stateroom. Guest cabins have radios with CD and MP3 players.  iPod connections are present throughout the yacht.  She was built for charter and features all amenities desired by guests.

 

Profile photograph of classic sailboat, Germania Nova, underway

GERMANIA NOVA RATES

The classic GERMANIA NOVA is available in the western Mediterranean.  With a crew of 13, her rate is €80,000 per week, plus expenses in July and August.  Her rate drops to €70,000 per week, plus expenses, for low season dates.  At the end of the season, the yacht will relocate to the Caribbean for the winter.

HOW TO BOOK YOUR YACHT CHARTER VACATION

Sailing yachts offer a unique opportunity to enjoy a eco-friendly vacationIn conclusion, to arrange a sailing holiday, contact our destination specialists at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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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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