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3 to Watch: Luxury Yacht Charter Maven Shares Hottest Yacht Construction Trends for 2017 & Beyond

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With her repeat clients pushing for the newest yachts with unique amenities, Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters, understands the need to keep her finger on the pulse of the latest yachting design trends.

Sheeder shares with us three over-the-top design trends she has noticed on upcoming new builds and recently-launched superyachts:




OKTO superyacht balcony terrace

Long a design feature in upscale villas and resort suites, the use of balconies (or “terraces”) is the ideal way to integrate interior  and exterior areas.  This amenity has now caught a foothold in superyacht design.  Builders are adding balconies adjacent to interior dining rooms, beach clubs, and most impressively, off of master cabins. 66m ISA motor yacht OKTO, for example, incorporates a private balcony in her full beam master suite. The hydraulic balcony is  controlled by the guests at the simple touch of a button (a distinct advantage over earlier generation balconies on older yachts that required the assistance of the crew to open and close). The balcony comes with an air curtain to keep the interior spaces cool, while having the balcony open to the ocean.



OKTO aerial running shot showing pool and decks

No, not Jacuzzi-style spa tubs – they are still an important superyacht amenity as well.  We’re talking about cool, fresh water pools, large enough to frolic with the kids on a warm summer day (or swim in place with the aid of current-generating waterjets).  When you’re anchored in a cove near Ibiza on a hot July afternoon, a dip in cool freshwater is a pleasant alternative to the salty, warm ocean.  Great examples of Balearic island yacht charter vessels with pools are 67.5m motor yacht ICON, and 108m Pride Mega Yachts 2018 motor yacht TOMORROW.





Wellness massage room on yacht SOLANDGE

The interest in wellness yacht charter vacations continues to grow, with more and more clients requesting yachts that offer amenities for mind, body, and soul.  Saunas, steam rooms, gymnasiums, quiet yoga areas, as well as onboard nutritionists, beauticians and massage therapist are a big draw.  Sheeder believes yachts that cater to mindfulness and overall wellness will be in great demand in 2017 and beyond.  Examples are the 85m Lurssen yacht SOLANDGE and  Tankoa yacht SUERTE (69m).


It’s time to rejuvenate mind, body, and spirit. Let 1-800 Yacht Charters Deliver the Superyacht Experience to you, your family and friends…  Call 305-253-7245 or email

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New Delta Motor Yacht Arianna Prepares to Enter Luxury Yacht Charter Market

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Motoryacht Arianna at anchor, facing right, with dry mountains in the background covered in snow on tips

Delta Marine, a US-based shipbuilder, has announced the launch of its latest custom superyacht, motor yacht ARIANNA.  Designed and engineered by the Delta Design Group, motor yacht ARIANNA is said to be the world’s largest all composite 50 meter full-displacement motoryacht.Launched in April 2012, M/Y ARIANNA, formerly Project 164041, has more than 780 gross tons ITC, a beam of nearly 34 feet, and over 7,500 square feet of living area, giving her more interior volume than any other yacht her length.

The Delta Design Group was commissioned by the yacht owner to create a Polynesian-inspired interior that is elegant, comfortable, and suitable for a family at home on the seas. The interior design is adorned with tropical hardwoods including Mascassar ebony, Wenge, and Koa. Balinese inspired touches such as a solid slab dining table and colorful blown glass lighting complete the design elements. Other unique details include inlaid silk carpets, organic fabrics, woven leather, and natural stone.

One design element worthy of mention is the large master stateroom on the upper deck.  This cabin features a lounge as well as a private outdoor deck and dining area.  Forward on the main deck, where the master stateroom is traditionally located, is a fully-equipped gym with a sauna, and a private office.

Per 1-800 Yacht Charters President, Jana Sheeder:

It is exciting to welcome another Mediterranean yacht charter vessel into our fleet. Her blown glass lighting, organic fabrics throughout, and sauna are special touches for a spectacular superyacht.

Roomy external seating areas are perfect for all’aperto dining or lounging in the sun. There is a large aft seating area on the main deck and the sun deck features a bathroom, hot tub, sun chairs, and a large island-style bar. Guests can escape the sun under a lightweight carbon fiber bimini cover.

An elevator provides access to all four decks.


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