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“Spanish IVA (VAT) remains at 21% – nearly double the typical fees found in other EU countries,” states Jana Sheeder, President of SailAway Yacht Charters and 1-800 Yacht Charters. Sheeder adds, “A myriad of permits and registration requirements makes it difficult for charter vessels to commit to cruising in Spain.Without Spanish registration, these yachts cannot begin and end a charter within Spanish waters. So the combination of administrative burdens and high IVA keeps most charter yachts out of Spain.”
Sheeder explains,“The tax has not been eliminated. The Ministry was careful to use the words, ‘Ceased to be applied.’ While we expect the Spanish Parliament to vote in favor of the Ministry’s position on the matriculation tax, there is no guarantee that a future administration won’t vote to reinstate it.”
Still, the abolishment of the matriculation tax is a step in the right direction. Parliament’s approval is expected within the next few months and the new exemption should be in place in time for the summer 2014 charter season.
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“I do think it is time for an independent investigation that really allows people to understand what the risk is that they take going through the scanner,” says Stroud.
“If you have a concern about the exposure to x-rays coming from the body scanner, simply opt for the pat down,” says Sheeder. “When you are on your way to enjoy a luxury yacht charter in the islands, the last thing you need is more travel-related stress!”
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“By undertaking a few simple eco-friendly practices, the fleet of yachts for hire in the Caribbean can make a dramatic impact on the island environment. Our Team commends CYBA’s efforts.”
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The yacht’s own golf pro helps guests select courses and make all arrangements during the 6 night charter, and the package includes 3 complimentary green fees.
In addition to the golf component of the trip, the package also includes airport transfers, all food and beverages (including ship’s bar), and use of the yachts onboard watersports inventory.
Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters and SailAway Yacht Charter Consultants, feels this package will have great appeal to golfers and non-golfers, alike.
“Most golf-oriented vacations focus primarily on the golfer,” says Sheeder. “By adding a golf element to a yachting vacation, the non-golfers can have just as much fun as the golfers. We envision a group of 3 or 4 heading to the links, while others in the charter party go for an afternoon sail, or stop and anchor for a swim.”
Sheeder emphasizes that the location is what makes this package special. “The Balearics are to Spain what the Côte d’Azur is to France. There are numerous cafes, upscale boutiques, and nightclubs, and plenty of small coves where you can anchor and be away from the crowds.”
Golfers can hone their skills on any of 7 courses:
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France’s efforts to seek an exemption from VAT on yacht rentals has failed, and starting July 15, 2013, charterers can expect to pay an additional 9.8% for their Côte d’Azur yacht charter.
For years, the majority of Mediterranean yacht charter vessels based in France were registered as commercial vessels. This is a strategy that allows their owners to sidestep VAT on the purchase of fuel and on the prices charged for charters. The European Union prevailed in court to force France to follow EU VAT guidelines. Beginning July 15, charters are subject to the nearly 10% fee.
“We are investigating other countries in the European Union as alternative Mediterranean yacht charter destinations. Gibraltar, for example, has no import duty for yachts over 18 meters – and no VAT.”
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As the year draws to a close, luxury yacht charter maven Jana Sheeder, President of SailAway Yacht Charter Consultants and 1-800 Yacht Charters, is beaming.
“We’ve closed our year with the addition of 40 brand new 2011 models to our global network of yacht charter vessels. The largest of our new offerings is the 81 meter Feadship motor yacht AIR, followed by Proteksan Turquoise yacht TALISMAN MAITON (ex-Talisman C) and Rossi Navi motor yacht HIGH POWER III (ex-Numptia), both 70 meters in overall length.”
Sheeder’s companies have a reputation of offering the newest and largest yachts in the world’s best destinations. She and her teams spend countless hours identifying potential charter yachts.
“Rarely do we add any yacht to our fleet that is more than two to three years old, “ says Sheeder. “Even when we consider classic-styled yachts, we prefer to promote modern reproductions of famous yachts. Clients know they can turn to us for yachts that are on the cutting edge of new technology and styling.”
An example of Sheeder’s pursuit of modern yachts is the newly launched 47 meter sail yacht GERMANIA NOVA, a replica of a classic racing schooner first launched in 1908. Says Sheeder,
“Turn of the century guests onboard the original yacht would marvel at the technological comforts onboard this modern vessel. From satellite televisions to 5.1 Dolby surround sound, the only thing ‘old’ on this yacht is the classic design.”
Important to realize, many of the new yachts are award winners in global design competitions. Competitions, for instance, the annual ShowBoats Design Awards.
“We pay close attention to these competitions,” reports Sheeder. “The best designers and naval architects in the world judge these yachts. Odds are great that if the best minds in the industry like a boat, our clients will, too.”
Recent award winners promoted by SailAway to their clients include late 2010 launch Perini Navi motor yacht EXUMA (Best Exterior Design & Styling Award: Displacement Motor Yachts 100-199). Also, the 42 meter Holland Jachtbouw motor yacht CALLIOPE (Best Exterior Design & Styling Award: Semi-displacement Motor Yachts).
In conclusion, as to the new year, Sheeder is even more optimistic.
“Our research indicates that 72 new megayachts were ordered in 2011, the largest at 100 meters, and an average length of almost 43 meters. Eighty per cent of these newly-built yachts will be launched in 2012 or 2013, and we’ll surely have an entirely new inventory of yachts-for-hire to present to our discriminating clientele!”
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At this wonderful time of the year, we at SailAway Yacht Charter Consultants and 1-800 Yacht Charters would like to wish our “yacht charter family” of discriminating clients, megayacht owners, professional crew members, management professionals, vendors, corporate and special event attendees, personal assistants, agents, concierges, and EVERYONE with whom we’ve had the privilege and honor to work and spend time with this year, a very happy holiday season.
We are eternally grateful to you for your patronage, readership, comments, suggestions, and interest in what we offer. Whether it super yacht charters, renting a private yacht, bareboat charter, or yacht charters in locations such as Greece, the Virgin Islands, St. Barts, the French or Italian Riviera, Ibiza, the Bahamas, New England, or anywhere else in the world, we appreciate you.
Thank you for being in our lives, for helping us to make a difference in this world, and for being valuable members of Team SailAway, 1-800 Yacht Charters, bareboat.com, and The SailAway Group. Here’s to a wonderful year and future ahead for all.
* Happy Holidays * Merry Christmas * Happy Winter Solstice * Happy Kwanzaa * * Feliz
Navidad * Happy Hanukkah and Thanksgivukkah * Buone Feste * Joyeuses Fêtes * Hag Sameach *
* Felices Fiestas * Trevlig Helg * Boas Festas * Mutlu Bayramlar * Sarbatori Fericite *
* Jie Ri Yu Kuai * Bones Festes * Tanoshii kurisumasu wo * Ii holide eximnandi *
* Forhe Feiertage * Prettige feestdagen * Hau’oli Lanui * Beannachtaí na Féile *
* Vesele Praznike * Selamat Hari Raya * Sretni praznici * QISmaS DatIvjaj *
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* veselykh prazdnikov * Gozhqq Keshmish * shèngdàn kuàilè *
* Kalá hristúyenna * ãƒ¡ãƒªãƒ¼ã‚¯ãƒªã‚¹ãƒžã‚¹ * merÄ« kurisumasu *
* Ya’at’eeh Keshmish * S RoÅ¾destvom Khristovym * Bonu nadale * Feliz Natal *
Inconclusion, we are just eternally grateful to you.
JANA L. SHEEDER
President and Owner
SailAway Yacht Charter Consultants
Delivering The Superyacht Experience™ Since 1976
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The owner of a 142 foot megayacht and America’s premier yacht charter company have teamed up to bring you a sizzling Caribbean yacht charter winter special.
Motoryacht LADY J, in cooperation with SailAway Yacht Charter Consultants and 1-800 Yacht Charters, are offering a $10,000 instant rebate to the next three charter customers to confirm a 7-night or longer booking in the Caribbean in January, February or March, 2012.
In addition, SailAway will pay for a “Homecoming Picnic“ for you and your family and friends upon your return home after your luxury yacht charter vacation (up to $1000 in food and drinks).
“We understand the importance of finding the best values when planning a vacation,” says Jana Sheeder, President of SailAway Yacht Charters and 1-800 Yacht Charters. “The manager of motoryacht LADY J approached us with a courtesy discount of $5,000 for our customers. We decided to match that offer with an additional $5,000 instant rebate.”
“In addition, we wanted the great feelings that come with a yachting vacation to last a little longer. Our marketing department came up with the idea of a picnic for family-and-friends when the clients return home.”
“It’s a great way to share photos and stories about a wonderful vacation with your neighbors and friends.”
Motoryacht LADY J is a 142’ luxury yacht. She is currently in the shipyard undergoing improvements and will arrive in Antigua by December 1st. The yacht features accommodations for 10 to 12 guests in 5 staterooms and operates under the capable leadership of Captain Sandra Yawn.
The full beam Master Stateroom is located forward on deck, with private office, sofa and vanity. En-suite facilities include Jacuzzi tub for her, and separate stall shower for him, with two sinks and private bathroom.
Guests may choose from several options for each meal, whether seeking al fresco or air-conditioned dining between the aft deck, bridge deck, and formal dining salon.
The magnificent sun deck boasts Jacuzzi with oversized sun pads, 2 elliptical trainers, full wet bar and TV.
Activities abound with a 25’ towed Pursuit tender, 2 waverunners, snorkeling gear, 2 elliptical trainers, kayaks, paddle boards, fishing gear, and Wii and Xbox 360 game consoles.
Motor yacht LADY J is priced at $120,000 per week, plus running expenses, and is currently available for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The instant rebate of $10,000 shall be deducted from the charter rate and a $1000 gift voucher for the Homecoming Picnic will be mailed to customers upon their return home.
Nov 23-28: Nassau, Bahamas
Dec 4-10: Antigua, Caribbean
Available for Christmas and New years (10-night minimum)
Jan 22-27: Virgin Islands, Caribbean
Feb 23-Mar 1: Virgin Islands, Caribbean
Mar 23-Apr 1: Virgin Islands, Caribbean
June 3-10: Nassau, Bahamas
June 21-28: Maine, East Coast USA
Lady J is also available to charter in New England, summer 2012.
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SailAway is pleased to announce additional superyacht dockage in London. They are available at ExCel London for the London Olympics. These are in addition to those at The Marina at the London Docklands, ExCel is one of the 2012 Olympic Games venues. These berths are beside the ExCel Centre at London’s Royal Docks. Charter guests there have a convenient base for the duration of the Olympic Games.
“We were thrilled in February to announce the availability of dockage at The Docklands,” says Jana Sheeder, President of SailAway Yacht Charter Consultants, as well as 1-800 Yacht Charters. “Now we can offer additional accommodations, specifically to largest yachts, at the Royal Docks. We understand the adjacent ExCel Centre will host a variety of Olympic events. Those events include Boxing, Wrestling, Fencing, Taekwondo, and Table Tennis.”
Infrastructure is in place to provide an on-site berth manager. The setup also includes restricted public access, a dedicated parking lot for automobiles, and concierge services.
Sheeder expects heavy demand for these prime berths. She encourages yacht owners to reserve their berths right away.
“In addition to Her Majesty’s Jubilee Flotilla in June, I can’t imagine a more exciting time to bring a superyacht to London!”
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Yesterday, a client texted us from his 170 foot Feadship yacht charter vessel. “@anchor next 2 yacht Eclipse n Rising Sun…no 1 else here!”
Normally, with less than a week before New Year’s Eve, the quay at Port du Gustavia is already packed with yachts, stern-to and packed like sardines, side-by-side. The annual St Barts yacht charter scene is the place to be, as A-list celebrities and corporate CEO’s spend the week yacht-hopping and partying.
So far this week, the big names – and big boats – have not arrived.
A recent yachting industry report ads credence to the first-hand observations in St Barts. The annual Superyachting Index analyses the global luxury yacht industry. The Index has three sections (new construction, brokerage, and charter) and covers yachts 80 feet and larger.
According to industry maven, Jana Sheeder, President of SailAway Yacht Charter Consultants and 1-800 Yacht Charters,
“A lack of demand continues to put downward pressure on charter rates. A weak global economy coupled with a significant increase in the number of available yachts for hire means more yachts are competing for charter business. Add to this a host of other heavily-discounted vacation options, such as upscale villa and resort ski packages, and the number of clients electing to go boating has dwindled to 2006 recession levels.”
The Index supports Sheeder’s assertions. The size of the yacht charter industry grew more than 23 percent in 2010. As of 2009, there were about 850 yachts available for charter. In 2010, the number of yachts available rose to 1,049.
This trend is especially evident in the category of yachts from 30 to 50 meters (about 100 to 165 feet). There was a 28 per cent increase in the number of these yachts on the charter market in 2010. Consequently, the same market segment saw a reduction of 10.7 per cent in weekly base rates.
In addition, the overall number of charter weeks sold worldwide in 2010 decreased by 9 percent from those of 2009. That means that in addition to increased competition, there were fewer clients booking.
All luxury travel companies are looking forward to a healthier economy.
For further information about the global megayacht market, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters President Jana Sheeder. Email her directly at email@example.com. Feel free to use our contact form at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/
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