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BEWARE – Illegal Air Charters Are On The Rise

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Many luxury yacht charter guests arrive at their yachting destination via private air charter.   Now, imagine showing up at your local FBO to board your plane. Consequently, only to find there is no crew or jet waiting for you.  Sadly, fraudulent air charter scams are on the rise.  Fortunately, there is now a free resource to help you avoid what could be a miserable start to your Superyacht Experience™.



The business aviation industry has just published a free online guide.  Without a doubt, it helps protect travelers new to air charter. The General Aviation Dry Leasing Guide outlines the laws and regulations related to the leasing of private aircraft.  Moreover, this guide keeps unsuspecting charterers from scams by illegal charter operators.


Photograph of a private jet with a red ferrari next to it. The jet is on the tarmac. The jet door is open, and the stairs are deployed. 2 men are walking up to the jet.



Ryan Waguespack is Senior Vice President. Specifically, of the National Air Transportation Association.  Importantly, he addressed the problem in a recent interview with Robb Report. He said,

“As the holidays approach, travelers are turning to private aviation for its enhanced cleaning protocols and limited exposure to unknowns. It’s vital that these newcomers aren’t placing themselves or their assets at risk from illegal charter activity.”



Many of the scams seem to emanate from Europe.  Scam artists create websites that advertise aircraft available for rent.  Further, with legitimate tail numbers. Unfortunately, after the clients have paid, the websites disappear.  Clients have no flight – and no money.  Obviously, to make matters worse, there is no hope of a refund.


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Subsequently, similar scams are taking place here in the USA.  Some charter operators are using aircraft with no FAA Part 135 certification.  What is the certification?  The FAA requires certification to demonstrate that the aircraft and the crew have met stringent safety standards.  Furthermore, legitimate charter operators must have higher levels of insurance coverage.  According to Waguespack. “Operators chartering aircraft illegally may have insurance policies that are not sufficient to cover commercial activities. In the event of an accident, passengers may find their own corporate and estate assets at risk.”



The guide is by trusted air industry associations.  Specifically, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). In addition, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA).  Obviously, both contributed to the guide.



To sum up, let our team help you navigate. In specific, the intricacies of selecting the right size and type of aircraft to whisk you to your yacht.  Handling the little details before your luxury yacht charter is what we do best.   Without a doubt, we take care of YOU.  It’s how we Deliver The Superyacht Experience™ to our clients.  Put our team to work for you!  Call 305-720-7245, email, or contact us through our online information form at

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Motoryacht PARTY GIRL 146 Ready for Caribbean Yacht Charter Action

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The end of the Caribbean yacht charter season arrives.  Most megayacht vessels like Christensen Motor yacht PARTY GIRL 146 leave the confines of the island life behind.  They subsequently begin the three-week migration “across the pond” (the Atlantic ocean). Once there, they prepare for the Mediterranean charter season.  Super yacht PARTYGIRL 146, however, is not like other luxury yacht charter vessels. 


Yellow and blue inflatable slide from the top deck of the anchored motor yacht PARTY GIRL


The owner of the yacht prefers the warmth and privacy found in the Caribbean. Further, other owners take their toys to see and be seen in Monte Carlo.  This megayacht nearly has the entire Caribbean to herself.  In addition, her fortunate few yacht charter customers.



This charter yacht is based in the warm waters of St. Lucia.  Her crew is ready to share their rainforest island home with anyone intrigued.  In specific, by the slow-paced lifestyle of the Grenadine chain of the Caribbean.



Water-oriented travelers love the toy inventory found aboard this superyacht.  Her toy list includes many items. For instance, a 37′ Intrepid tender and two 18 foot tenders.  In addition, a three-person waverunner and towable toys. For instance, a Banana and a kneeboard. For onshore activity, the yacht offers an assortment of beach games.  Additionally, volleyball, badminton, horseshoes, kites, and a football.



The onboard amenities are amazing.  Specifically, so impressive that the megayacht was selected as the 2008 “Best of the Best.”  This by the luxury lifestyle magazine, Robb Report.

Super yacht PARTY GIRL 146 accommodates 12 guests in 6 luxurious staterooms.

Christensen yacht PARTY GIRL’s online brochure.



In conclusion, enjoy a superyacht charter aboard motoryacht PARTY GIRL 146. She indulges with professional crew and lots of watersports toys. Enjoy The Superyacht Experience™, as created by 1-800 Yacht Charters.



For further details or to book your own private luxury yacht charter vacation aboard PARTY GIRL 146, conact us.  Click today.

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Superyacht | Private yacht perfect for James Bond Villain

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Thanks to The Robb Report and writer, Viju Mathew for sharing this unique luxury yacht.

Profile of huge futuristic-looking concept yacht

<< The beauty behind Sander Sinot’s 590-foot Symmetry yacht concept is its sophisticated sense of balance. The Netherlands–based founder of Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design named the bespoke behemoth after its symmetrical hull and stern, allowing for equal maneuverability in both directions. The design duality carries over into the lavish living spaces, where interior and exterior boundaries become exquisitely blurred.


The dedicated owner’s deck, for example, will feature a stateroom that can be opened up to flow onto its private outdoor lounge and infinity pool. And on the Beach Deck, a floating lounge with a seawater pool will be able to extend out across the ocean. In all, Symmetry will provide over 10,700 square feet of usable exterior deck space, including a glass-bottom pool on the Guest Deck and another 56-foot-long pool on the Hotel Deck.


Inside, the yacht’s six decks of indulgence house a spa, a garden, a gym, and a selection of dining and bar venues. For young ones, a theater and playroom provide distraction on the Lower Deck. Aquatic amenities will include two 33-foot tenders, a 46-foot day boat, and six personal watercraft.



She accomodates up to 34 guests. Specifically, in four ensuite VIP rooms.  Each with a personal lounge and balcony.  In addition, there are 12 cabins. Within the owner’s inner sanctum is a private spa, an office, a library, and a skylounge. >>


The steel-hulled yacht is environmentally-balanced.   It benefits from an electric Azipod propulsion system.  Subsequently making possible a top speed of 20 knots.  It is controlled from twin navigation stations on the Wheelhouse Deck.  Sinot introduced Symmetry at the Monaco Yacht Show last month.  A new owner, or Bond villain, is welcome to commission it.

Spiral staircase on yacht

There will always be a Bond film that’s ready for her!

We hope that a buyer commissions this high-caliber, impressive yacht.  Subsequently entering her in the superyacht charter industry. Fingers crossed!


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