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Best Family Yacht Offers Caribbean Yacht Charters this Winter

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motoryacht JO underway

Motor yacht JO, the 164-foot Benetti yacht charter vessel has announced plans to spend the winter season in the Caribbean.

superyacht world magazine cover featuring motoryacht joVoted Best Family Charter Yacht 2011 by Superyacht World magazine, the 2004 Benetti motoryacht JO offers accommodations for 12 guests in 6 staterooms.

Captain Ian Robertson reflects on what makes this yacht unique in the industry – the combination of a tranquil environment with modern amenities. 

“There is an atmosphere that radiates calmness, and you feel it from the moment you step aboard,” says Robertson. “The yacht as a whole is meticulously maintained, participating in two yard (maintenance) periods per year.  Our owner understands the importance of updating tenders, watersports equipment, and the onboard entertainment equipment on a regular basis.”

“There are plenty of watertoys both for children and adults,” says Jana Sheeder, President of SailAway Yacht Charters and 1-800 Yacht Charters.  “The 12 crew members onboard motor yacht JO are among the best family-friendly crewmembers in the industry.”

a white plate with veal zurich and white potatoes and broccoli on it

Foodies will appreciate the talents of chef David Beltran, as he cooks with both passion and flare. His signature dish is “Veal Zurich.”  At mealtime, Beltran orates his menus to the guests, not in any traditional format, but in rhyming couplets – often interjecting a few words in Italian, Spanish, German, and French!

Similar yachts available for hire in the Caribbean include  50 meter motor yacht WHEELS,  58 meter yacht SKYFALLand 45 meter motor yacht ILLUSION.

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Rates for motor yacht JO range from $175,000 per week for non-premium periods to $225,000 per week for year-end holidays.  Running expenses are extra. 

To reserve yacht JO, click HERE at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us

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Motor yacht Jana Speeds On to Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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Profile photo of motoryacht Jana underway. The city of Monaco is in the background.
THE GRAND PRIX

Watching an auto race is exhilarating. The elements of speed and danger seem fused together by the power of high-torque engines and the drivers with nerves of steel.  But let’s be honest – sitting in the hot grandstands with thousands of strangers is less than the ideal way to view the glamour, the cars, and the grid girls of a Formula 1 event.

Photograph of girls dressed in red skirts, white shirts, and white heels, all standing in a straight line, with their hands on their hips.

Thus, it’s little wonder why the Port Hercule marina in Monaco is filled to capacity in May for the annual running of the Monaco Grand Prix.  With the cars zipping by the marina, there’s no doubt the best seat in the house is on a luxury yacht.

Unfortunately, the rest of the 2011 Formula 1 races take place on tracks far removed from the oceanside.  That is, all but one other – the 2011 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

 

YACHTS HEADED TO ABU DHABI FOR RACE

It’s rare for a Mediterranean yacht charter vessel to make the sojourn to the Middle East, but one superyacht is anxious to secure a reservation for the 2011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prixmotoryacht JANA.

The classic 46 meter Feadship is actively seeking a booking for the November 11-13 racing event.

Built in 1986, the yacht has received several refits throughout her charter career, the most recent being in 2009, in which she had the majority of her hull and superstructure repainted and most of her of soft furnishings replaced.  The Dutch-built masterpiece accommodates 10 – 12 guests in 5 cabins.  With a large sun deck, motor yacht JANA can easily host race day soirees for 20 to 40 guests.

 

COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENT

According to Jana Sheeder, President of SailAway Yacht Charters and 1-800 Yacht Charters,

“This yacht offers the best in accommodations, cuisine, amenities, and service, plus she has a wide array of aquasport toys for guests to enjoy in the warmth of the Middle Eastern sun.”

Photograph of Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters and SailAway Yacht Charter Consultants.  She is leaning on the side rail of a motoryacht.  Her name is written in green at the top of the photo.

 

The yacht is available for the Grand Prix at the rate of €100,000 for 5 days, plus running expenses (items such as food, bar, dockage, etc.).

Sheeder says her office will assist in securing a premium berth to view the race.

“We have a first-class team in place to handle all concierge-related requests, from dockage – to ground transportation – to catering a cocktail reception on the yacht.”

 

RACE DETAILS IN ABU DHABI

The race takes place on the Yas Marina Circuit, located on Yas Island, about 30 minutes from Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Approximately 50,000 spectators can view the action on the circuit from permanent, covered grandstands that protect visitors from the desert sun. Of course, the best viewing areas are the most secure and private – the decks of the yachts in the Yas Marina.

The circuit is 5.55 kilometers long, with a total of 21 corners with 9 right turns and 12 left turns. The track features a lot of hairpins and long straights, and there are few potential overtaking places. The pit lane entry is very challenging, as is the exit, which runs underneath the track in a tunnel.

The world’s largest indoor theme park, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, is also located on Yas Island. The park hosts more than 20 rides and attractions. One of the attractions, Formula Rossa, has the same G force one would feel driving in an F1 car and braking at maximum speed. It is the world’s fastest roller coaster, powered through the 2.07 km track at speeds up to 240 km/h, reaching 0-100 km/h in less than two seconds.

Sheeder believes the popularity of Abu Dhabi is on the rise, and a Grand Prix yacht charter is a great opportunity to explore the area by yacht. “In addition to the race and related social events onboard motoryacht JANA, there is so much to see and do in Abu Dhabi,” says Sheeder.  “The people are warm and hospitable and the weather in November feels like the summer in the Med.” 

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For further details about the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, please contact our special events team at 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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SailAway to Cross-Promote as 1-800-YACHT CHARTERS

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yacht charter marina. Photograph of boat marina in the caribbean

ANNOUNCEMENT

We reflect upon the continued expansion of business from sailing yachts to motor yachts.  Things change so much, and so do we.  SailAway now cross-promotes its private yacht rental brand as 1-800-YACHT CHARTERS.  To illustrate, all names are a part of The SailAway Group.

 

SAILAWAY YACHT CHARTER CONSULTANTS

We began in the 1970’s as a business focused on luxury sailing charter vacations in the Virgin Islands.  For instance, smaller boats (mostly sailboats), typical itineraries between the islands, smaller selection of watersports toys.  SailAway Yacht Charter Consultants has grown into a web-based network of the newest and largest yachts, in the world’s best destinations, with charter personnel worldwide.

 

COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENTS

Company President, Jana Sheeder, has witnessed the change.

As a result, Sheeder explains,

“Our industry has not just grown – it has evolved.  In the early years, the term ‘yacht charter‘ was synonymous with sailboat charters in the Virgin Islands.  As the global economy expanded in the 90’s, the penchant for yacht owners to build larger and larger vessels reached a fevered pitch, especially in the motoryacht sector.  These larger vessels had far greater capacity to carry more fuel and supplies and to cruise further than their predecessors.”

 Photograph of a man dialing a cellphone. He is wearing a dark blue suit with blue tie and light blue shirt.
Sheeder continues, “The ability to safely travel to remote destinations led to the expansion of global itineraries.  Existing marinas expanded, and new facilities were built throughout the Caribbean and the rest of the world to accommodate the new superyachts.”  
 
The increase in the number of available motor yachts for hire allowed Sheeder’s company to grow into a global provider of luxury mega yacht charter vacations. 
Since the company’s name alludes to sailing, Sheeder felt it was time to rebrand the business to reflect the growing trend for large motoryacht rentals. “We secured both a toll-free phone number and a domain name that allow us to cross-promote both sailing and motoryacht vacations under the moniker: 1-800-YACHT CHARTERS,” says Sheeder.

Named by Forbes.com as the “Best Private Cruise in the World,”  Sheeder is proud of the company’s commitment to offer charterers the newest yachts in the marketplace.  “Like 1-800-FLOWERS and similar company names, the 1-800-YACHT CHARTERS brand allows us to offer our customers a point of easy access to a global inventory of new and large sail and motor yachts for hire.

Finally, sail versus power?  Which type of yacht is your favorite? 
 Contact us with your thoughts and opinion by clicking https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ now.

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