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3 Yacht Charter Must See Destinations | Luxury yacht charter

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Our friends at Trip Advisor recently sent us an email with some stunning images of 20 awe-inspiring places you must see.  The locations were selected by their members.

Several of the spots were accessible by yacht or could easily be accessed by land during a luxury yacht charter vacation.

From the locations submitted by the members, we’ve selected our favorite three for you to see:

1.  PULPIT ROCK – Ryfylke, Norway.
The Pulpit Rock (“Preikestolen” in Norwegian) soars 604 meters over the Lysefjord. This flat mountain plateau, was most likely carved and formed from melting ice over 10,000 years ago. 

 

Aerial photo of Pulpit Rock in Norway. Multiple people sitting on top of the giant rock that overlooks water far below
Fjord yacht charters in the summertime remain a popular choice, especially among European customers from neighboring Soviet countries. 
The Schooner sail yacht MONTIGNE  often offers Norway yacht charter vacations in the summertime. Built by Aegean Yachts, the 2009 super yacht MONTIGNE is a 57 meter (187 foot) three-masted staysail schooner with accommodations for 12 guests.

Her yacht charter rates start at $140,000 per week, plus expenses.

2.  PLITVICE LAKES – Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia.
Founded in 1949, Plitvice is the largest national park in Croatia, drawing more than 1,200,000 visitors annually.  Situated in the mountainous area of central Croatia, the national park connects the Croatian inland with the Adriatic coastal region – a highly popular yachting destination.
The interest in Croatia yacht charters continues to grow each summer, as clients look for alternatives to the crowded anchorages and overpriced marinas in France and Italy.Aerial photograph of mountains, green trees, turquoise water, and waterfalls flowing from the lakes
Motor yacht AIR, Benetti yacht charter vessel MINE GAMES, and James Bond inspired boat, DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER, have all spent time recently cruising the calm waters of the Adriatic yacht charter coastline.
3.  SANTORINI – Cyclades, Greece.
If you’ve ever seen a photograph of blinding-white buildings with blue roofs, juxtaposed against a backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea, chances are you saw a photo of Santorini.  The views of the sea from the terraces of the ancient towns along the cliffs are mesmerizing.
Arguably the most famous island in Greece, Santorini is easily reachable by yacht – just 120 miles southeast from Greece’s mainland.

Photograph of the Greek island of Santorini, showing a row of white homes with rounded blue roofs, a boat moving along in the harbor below, and a mountain in the distance

Popular Greek yacht charter vessels include motor yacht LADY BRITT  and super yacht EXCELLENCE V.
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Classic Luxury Sailing Schooner

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Classic yachts. Photograph of two schooner sailboats underway. The one in the foreground only shows the bowsprit and part of the front sail. The yacht in the background is fully under sail, and a large wave is lapping at its side.

CLASSIC IS NEW IN YACHT CHARTER

Presenting the brand new classic schooner sail yacht GERMANIA NOVA.  As they say, “everything old is new again.”  The 47 meter Italian-built yacht is the latest sail-powered superyacht.

 

WHO IS GERMANIA?

The Germania NOVA (“new”) design makes this new yacht unusual and spectacular. She is a replica of a classic 1908 yacht named Germania.   The original vessel had a storied history before sinking off the coast of Florida in a hurricane.

Her builder was Krupp-Germania-Wurft in Kiel, Germany.  The company is famous for constructing submarines also known as U-boats. 

The original Germania sailed a 47 mile course around Britain’s Isle of Wight in record time in 1908. 

In 1914, the yacht visited Southhampton, England where she was seized as a prize of war.  She then changed hands several times. 

Germania was renamed twice (firstly, Exen, and secondly, Half Moon).   Finally, The yacht became a floating restaurant and dance hall in Miami, Florida.  She sank near Key Biscayne (a small island near Miami) in 1930.

The schooner became the seventh Florida Underwater Archaeological Preserve when it was dedicated in 2000. Germania is now part of the US National Register of Historic Places.

COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENT

Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters, proudly shares that her companies (1-800 Yacht Charters and Bareboat.com) donate floating mooring buoys for over the Germania (Half Moon) site.

“The unfortunately wreck created a reef, and yachtsmen and women regularly visit to snorkel and enjoy the underwater magic that the yacht created.  We are so happy to provide a way for yachts to tie to protect the fragile reef below.”

 

GERMANIA NOVA (REPLICA) DETAIL

Technological advances and comforts aboard the replica are awe-inspiring.  For instance, the sailing yacht features satellite television. She has flat screen panel tvs in the main saloon, master stateroom, and all guest cabins.  Cinema-quality 5.1 Dolby surround sound DVD service is available in the main saloon and master stateroom. Guest cabins have radios with CD and MP3 players.  iPod connections are present throughout the yacht.  She was built for charter and features all amenities desired by guests.

 

Profile photograph of classic sailboat, Germania Nova, underway

GERMANIA NOVA RATES

The classic GERMANIA NOVA is available in the western Mediterranean.  With a crew of 13, her rate is €80,000 per week, plus expenses in July and August.  Her rate drops to €70,000 per week, plus expenses, for low season dates.  At the end of the season, the yacht will relocate to the Caribbean for the winter.

HOW TO BOOK YOUR YACHT CHARTER VACATION

Sailing yachts offer a unique opportunity to enjoy a eco-friendly vacationIn conclusion, to arrange a sailing holiday, contact our destination specialists at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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