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30 Meter Luxury Sailing Charter Vessel Slashes Rates

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Photograph of the back of sailing yacht NOSTROMO during a sailing race. She has a white sail and a shiny blue hull, and there are multiple sailors on deck who are helping race the boat. There is a large wave behind her, indicating fast speed

Looking forward to a strong Mediterranean yacht charter season, the 30 meter sail yacht NOSTROMO cruises into 2012 with highly-competitive, reduced rental rates.

Beginning with the upcoming summer high season (July and August), rates have been slashed by 23% – from €45,000 per week to an attractive €35,000 per week. Rates are plus expenses.


Launched in 2009, the sleek, modern sloop was designed by Dubois Yachts and built by British superyacht builder Pendennis.  Since her arrival on the charter scene, Dubois sail yacht NOSTROMO quickly became a popular sailing yacht in France and Italy before crossing the Atlantic for service as a Caribbean yacht charter vessel. 

Photograph of the cockpit of sailboat NOSTROMO. Photo taken from the back of the yacht. Photo shows two sailboat ship's wheels in the foreground, with cockpit dining table in the background, covered by white awning. The table is set for dining.


Pendennis yacht NOSTROMO boasts a beautiful interior, designed by Redman Whitely Dixon.  There are four cabins that can be converted to offer 3 modern double cabins and 1 single cabin with a bath.

Available in the Eastern Mediterranean, her experienced crew is keen to charter.  With attractive new rates, expect prime summer dates to be booked quickly. 

Similar yachts available this summer in the Eastern Mediterranean include  the 43 meter sail yacht  CLEAR EYES, 38 meter gulet yacht ESMA SULTAN, 34 meter sail yacht ANNAGINE, and the 32 meter crewed catamaran charters superstar sail yacht IPHARRA.


For further information or to plan the superyacht experience, contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters mediterranean destination specialists at 

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62 foot Luxury Yacht Charter Sailboat Offers Free Tix to Blues Festival

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Bequia Music Fest logo, sponsored by Mount Gay Rum




A Caribbean yacht charter vacation is a great way to kick the blues.  Now, a popular sailing charter yacht wants to help you sing the blues!



Book sail yacht MAKAYABELLA during the Bequia Mount Gay Music Festival (January 26th – 29th, 2012).  The yacht’s crew, John and Sue, provide the guests with multiple items. For instance, complimentary tickets to BOTH the Friday and Saturday night performances.



Outstanding performances by local, regional and international artists has made this music festival one of the “must see” fixtures on the Caribbean season’s calendar.  The event kicks off with Dana Gillespie and her London Blues Band’s performance on Friday night and lasts for four days.  The festival has received rave reviews since its inception and precedes the 14-day Mustique Blues Festival.



The main venue and stage is located at De Reef, right on the beach in Lower Bay, Bequia, with the big performances on Friday and Saturday night – followed by lazy Sunday afternoon “limin’” music to close out the weekend.

Profile photograph of sailboat, Makayabella, underway. There is a wake underneath the sailboat. The sails are full. The boat is heading toward the right side of the photograph.

Sailing yacht, Makayabella


The cozy sailboat MAKAYABELLA can accommodate 6 guests in 4 cabins.  The Master cabin has a double bed, shower and toilet. 2 Guest cabins have a twin bed, shower and toilet.  A Guest cabin has a double bed, shower and toilet. All cabins are ensuite.  On warm evenings, the yacht offers air conditioning in the saloon.


Photograph of John and Sue, the crew of sailboat, Makayabella. They are sitting in the living room on a sailboat. The walls are white and full of books and pictures with brown picture frames. They are both wearing dark blue polo shirts with sailboat logos on the left chests. They are wearing white shorts.

John and Sue of sailboat MAKAYABELLA



John and Sue have taken guests to this event for the last few years and they report everyone has a great time.

“We feel it’s a great event,” says John, and very much worth promoting as a focal point of a charter here in the Grenadines.”



If you’re a music lover and looking for a unique charter experience, plan a yachting holiday onboard sail yacht MAKAYABELLA around the festival’s dates, and John and Sue will throw in the tickets – free of charge.



To book a special event yachting vacation, contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters destination team at

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Find BLISS on a Caribbean Yacht Charter This Christmas

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Aerial photograph of sailboat BLISS underway. She is headed toward the top right corner of the photo. She has a dark hull, white superstructure, and white sails

Luxury yacht charter sailboat BLISS

The owner of sail yacht BLISS has announced an ALL-INCLUSIVE special offer on the 37 meter luxury yacht charter vessel.

The charter rate of $98,000 per week includes three meals per day, standard bar and table wines, generator fuel, main engine fuel for an average of 3 hours per day, ship’s laundry, airport transit fees, and berthing fees for the first and last nights.

Not included, and to be charged to the charterer, will be any requested vintage wines and champagnes, communications costs, marina fees (apart from first and last night), and any shore excursions.

With her clean lines and contemporary design, sloop sailboat BLISS is a harmonious blend of comfort, style, and speed – ideal for extended cruising. Her composite hull and performance rigging enable her to sail efficiently in most wind conditions, offering comfortable cruising at all times, plus more exhilarating performance when desired.

Her modern interior décor features custom paint finishes with textured leather and shagreen-wrapped (stingray skin) panels. Outdoor areas offer sunbathing, shaded cockpit dining and a convenient swimming platform.

Aerial photograph of sailboat, Bliss, underway. She is heading toward the lower left side of the picture, and she is leaning toward the front of the photo. Her red sail with black lettering that says, BLISS, is full and puffed out toward the front of the photo, obscuring most of the yacht except for the waves underneath the dark hull and a few parts of the white superstructure of the boat

Sailboat BLISS with red sail

BLISS offers flexible and luxurious accommodations in three ensuite cabins, two of which can be configured as doubles or twins. Four additional Pullman berths allow her to accommodate up to 10 guests in total, making her perfect for families or groups of friends.

Onboard amenities include:

   Kaleidescape movie server with movies and music accessible in each stateroom and in the saloon

   iPod docking stations in each stateroom

   Satellite TV in each stateroom and the saloon

For active guests, sail yacht BLISS’s aquasport inventory includes:

Castoldi 16m diesel jet tender
2 stand-up paddle boards
Water-skis (adult & child)
Towing ring
Towable banana
2 single-seat kayaks
Snorkel gear
Kite surfing equipment (for experienced users only)
Fishing gear
Spa pool on deck

Please note that the yacht is booked for: 29 Dec – 7 Jan 12 in St Maarten in the Caribbean



For more information or to book your private luxury yacht charter vacation, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at

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Hurricane Spoils Race, but Party Goes On

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Photograph of a sailboat underway. The boat has a shiny dark blue hull and white superstructure.


A dozen or so Mediterranean yacht charter vessels prepare. It is time for the regatta in Sardinia.  At the same time, another race is canceled abruptly due to the threat of a hurricane.



Nevertheless, preparations in Costa Smeralda, Sardinia continue.  A fleet of Perini Navi yachts are poised to compete in the Perini Navi Cup.  During this time, race organizers of the 25th annual Newport Bucket Regatta are busy.  The race is August 25 – 28, 2011, and Hurricane Irene had other ideas.  As a result, they called off Saturday’s main event as Hurricane Irene arrived.  



The actual race was cancelled.  The unfettered spirit and camaraderie shone on.  Equally important, the big post race party, known as “The Bash,”  is a go.  It shifted by one night, from Saturday, to Friday. 



On Wednesday, the yacht captains in the Newport Bucket Regatta had a meeting.  Specifically, Peter Craig and bucket director Hank Halsted were there   Consensus determined that Hurricane Irene’s threat made race cancellation the only choice.  Transitioning from race mode to storm mode for a superyacht is extremely time-consuming.  The decision was finally made to safeguard the yachts and their crews.



In spite of preparing for the storm, some owners and their families and guests are ready.  They plan to enjoy the gala Bucket Bash at the Newport Shipyard. The Bash will feature all the food and festivities planned for the special 25th Anniversary Celebration.



In like fashion, the Texas Legends Airshow, was also canceled. It was held in conjunction with the Bucket and sponsored each year by the owner of the yacht, Tenacious.  All eyes look ahead to the 2012 Newport Bucket Regatta!


Chartering a sailboat for the a regatta is a unique experience. It is filled with excitement and fun.  There are dozens of friendly regattas around the world.  Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters HERE 
for more regatta information.

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Magical Time on Crewed Catamaran Charter

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Photograph of sail catamaran DREAMING ON at anchor. Sails are down. She is facing the lower right side of the photo.

Dreaming On catamaran sailboat

The vacation (on sail catamaran DREAMING ON) was absolutely amazing!!! It was such a magical experience and Geoff and Iza are two of the main reasons for that.

I can’t say enough about the hospitality they offered, their kindness, the comfort – they are the ultimate in hosting this type of trip.

To say that they exceeded our expectations is an understatement.

The food was a 15 out of 10…every meal was better than the last. Homemade bread every day!!!! Iza made sure that all of our requests were met when it came to the menu. She was even considerate enough to remember which one of us didn’t like eggs and also made the portion sizes perfect for each individual. The four of us all love to eat and enjoy good food and her food was above and beyond. I have requested all of her recipes but I don’t think I will be able to replicate her touch when it came to preparing our meals.

The boat was always clean and unfortunately Geoff and Iza spent quite a bit of time picking up after us….

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We found the boat to be the perfect size for us, the best part was the front bow with the trampolines. Laying out there when the sails were up and we were crashing into the waves was an experience we will never forget.

I should also mention the hammock and being able to drink a mimosa while laying out there in the morning sun was wonderful. The cabins were clean and bathrooms were always clean.

The outside dining table was the only place we ate. The fact that it was shaded and out of the sun was perfect and the seating was so comfortable. Oh, and I would be re-missed (sic) if I didn’t mention the table settings that she had…the thought, the time, the effort that was put into our vacation is unmatched.

Geoff was a wonderful captain. Our itinerary was perfect and it allowed us to see what we wanted; the only flaw was that we didn’t have more time to continue our journey.

We can’t wait to book our next trip with Geoff and Iza and see some of the other islands we weren’t able to squeeze in this trip. I have traveled all over the world and between the four of us on this trip we have covered most of the world. This was by far the best vacation I have had.

I have a villa booked in St. John for a week in January and we are trying to figure out a way to cancel and stay with Geoff and Iza instead. If we can’t cancel then we will be with them for at least two nights and go to the full moon party.

I think this summarizes our experience…

Bottom line – Geoff and Iza are the best of the best! The trip wouldn’t have been half as wonderful if we had a different crew. There hasn’t been a day so far that we haven’t said “I miss Geoff and Iza”.

Name: Donna R


Editor’s note: Launched in 2003 and refit in 2009, crewed catamaran sailing yacht DREAMING ON  is one of the most popular vessels offering crewed arters.  This Virgin Islands yacht charter vessel offers accommodations for 6 guests in 3 cabins with ensuite bathrooms.

Onboard watertoys include towable toys such as a wakeboard, kneeboard, and a ski-tube, along with fishing and snorkel gear. 

As part of the fleet’s ongoing GREEN initiative, the yacht is equipped with wind scoops to limit the need for air conditioning.  Solar panels have also been installed to provide clean electricity. The crew also purchases earth-friendly paper products, biodegradable cleaning products, and local organic produce when available.  When not on charter, Geoff and Iza have been spotted helping with reef and beach clean-up projects. 

Available for Caribbean yacht charters, the yacht is based in the British Virgin Islands. Her published rate is $11,000 per week for 2 passengers, $12,250 per week for 4 passengers, and $13,250 per week for 6 guests. Rates are inclusive of meals and ship’s bar.

Similar sailing catamaran yachts available in the Caribbean include the 56′ catamaran sail yacht BACCHUS (€ 20,000 per week all inclusive), the 62′ catamaran sail yacht AVALON ($26,000 per week, all inclusive), and the 65′ sail catamaran WORLD’S END (€ 23,400 per week, plus expenses).

For more information about any of these catamarans or yacht charter cruises in the Caribbean or the nearby Bahamas, contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters reservation desk at

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