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Did She Really Offer That???

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SAY WHA???

What could be better ?  Dreaming of a Phuket yacht charter odyssey for a full week?   The answer is a glorious TEN nights in Thailand. Those Thailand nights are aboard a luxury yacht charter vessel for the price of SEVEN nights!

 

Imagine saving a whopping 30% off your next superyacht experience.  All of that in one of the world’s most desired cruising destinations – Southeast Asia.

 

LAMIMA sailboat at the back of a cove with a girl on stand up paddleboard in the foreground

 


WOW! 

We were a bit surprised as well, yet that’s the offer that was tendered to us today by management.  Gayle is the luxury yacht charter manager for the world’s largest wooden sailing yacht, LAMIMA, based in Southeast Asia.

 

Gayle’s email to us read in part:

 

“…Dont (sic) miss out on the super 10 days for the price of 7 deal . It is offered on LAMIMA for a charter between 04-20 January 2018 . Based in Phuket this winter they are able to cruise Thailand and/or Myanmar at the weekly rate of 106,000 USD +APA (running expenses such as food, bar, fuel, and dockage).” 

 

She went on to remind us to why our clients should choose sail yacht LAMIMA for their Thailand yacht charter vacation:

 

“…enjoy the warm Indonesian hospitality, a plethora of watersports , two SPA therapists offering a selection of massages, facials and pedicures and the professional dive team ready to take you to the best dive spots.”

 

IMPRESSIVE YACHT

Readers of our blog know.  We profiled this unique vessel as perhaps the most exclusive luxury yacht charter sailing vessel in service in Indonesia and Southeast Asia.   The yacht’s owner has been known to bring a celebrity anthropologist onboard to serves as a special tour guide for the charter guests, and occasionally offers special rates and spa/wellness packages .

 

The custom built yacht is nearly 214ft in overall length, sails with a crew compliment of 20, and can accommodate up to 14 guests in 7 staterooms.

 

KEY FEATURES

  • World’s largest wooden sailing yacht
  • Seven staterooms, all with ensuites sleeping 14 guests
  • Padi-diving certification and instructors
  • Onboard SPA therapists
  • Contemporary Asian design
  • Shaded relaxation areas
  • Large Alfresco outdoor cinema screen

 

masseuse giving massage to person on massage bed on deck of sailboat Lamima

 

NOW, IT’S YOUR TURN…

IF saving 30% on a luxurious vacation in an exotic destination appeals to you, then this yacht and mystical Thailand are the right match for you and your travel companions.

 

HOW TO RENT A YACHT?

In conclusion, check availability and learn more about chartering private luxury yacht Lamima.  CLICK https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/explore-our-yachts/lamima/book-now/

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Luxury Yacht | Classic Schooner Offers Discount for Antigua Luxury Yacht Charter

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CLASSIC SCHOONER TO THE CARIBBEAN

She hopes to lure interest in a year end Caribbean yacht vacation.  Classic replica schooner GERMANIA NOVA announces a special price offer.

 

SPECIAL RATE!

Book an Antigua yacht charter vacation before October 31, 2013.  Receive a 16% discount off the regular high season winter price.

Guests pay $80,000 per week for either a Christmas or New Year’s booking.  Most importantly, her regular rate is $95,000 per week (all rates are plus running expenses).

Profile photograph of classic sailboat, Germania Nova, underway

 

AFTER OCTOBER RATE INCREASE

After October 31st, the rates will return to the standard, published prices:

$95,000 per week (High Season)
$75,000 per week (Low Season)

 

ALL ABOUT GERMANIA NOVA

A replica of a classic racing schooner, notably sail yacht GERMANIA NOVA  entered the Mediterranean yacht charter market in 2011.  Another key point is that the original schooner was built in 1908 by Krupp shipyards and designed by Dr. Max Oertz. The modern version, the 55 meter sailing yacht GERMANIA NOVA  was built in Pontevedra, Spain by Factoria Naval de Marin, and designed by Matthias Oertz and Ingo Oliver.   A crew of 13 attends to a maximum 10 guests in 5 staterooms.

 

CHARTER GUESTS HELP SAIL THE YACHT 

A true sailing yacht, guests are encouraged to pitch in to hoist the sails and assist the crew on deck!

The yacht is currently based in Antigua, at the famous Nelson’s Dockyard marina.
 
Come enjoy an exhilarating experience at sea.  Be sure to secure your reservation before October 31st, to secure the maximum price discount.

 

1-800 YACHT CHARTER CONTRIBUTES 

NOTE:  1-800 Yacht Charters placed a mooring buoy over the shipwreck of the original classic sailboat Germania Nova site in Miami Florida.  Company President, Jana Sheeder, spoke to an auditorium of people about the importance of protecting reefs and marine life.  Additionally, she discussed enabling boaters to tie above the wreck and snorkel the reef, as well as educating the excited audience about the classic yacht! It’s all about making a difference!

 

HOW TO BOOK A CLASSIC SAILBOAT YACHT CHARTER

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Yacht Charter | Indonesia To Close Komodo Island

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Photograph of two Komodo dragons on top of a hillside overlooking a waterway. The dragons are next to each other, as if they are hugging.

Komodo Dragons

THE SUMMARY

News headlines from 2019 are in.  The East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) administration has plans.  Importantly, they intend to close Komodo National Park.   They plan to stop visitors for one year.  This is to stop people from stealing their famous dragons.  The government specifically needs to curb the illegal poaching of dragons.  They also want to increase the local population of Komodo dragons and deer.  Deer is the primary food source for the dragons.

BUT WAIT — ISLAND ONLY!

It should be noted, the headlines got it wrong.  Specifically, only the island of Komodo will close;  NOT the entire National Park.

PARK DETAILS

Komodo National Park is 20 plus islands.  Komodo Island is one of three major islands in the park.   Above all, the closure does not affect any dive sites.  Lastly, no yacht charter anchorages affected, either.

COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENTS

In fact,

“Most Komodo dragon sightseeing tours are conducted on the smaller Rinca Island, not on Komodo Island,” states 1-800 Yacht Charters President, Jana Sheeder.

“Our Komodo yacht charter captains and local guides prefer to anchor off the shoreline of Rinca island.  It is an excellent place to enjoy watersports.  Furthermore, you can also take a tender ashore to see the dragons in their natural environment. What an incredible experience!”

THE BOTTOM LINE

Q:  Should I cancel or postpone my luxury yacht vacation and avoid Komodo National Park? 

A:  NO.  The park remains open.  The local economy absolutely needs your support.  The dragons await your visit!

THE PARK

Komodo National Park is located in the archipelago of Indonesia.  Clearly, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  It features three major islands.  Specifically, Komodo, Rinca, and Padar.  It also includes dozens of tiny islands. These span over 1,800 kilometers across land and sea.  Last but not least, the area is without peer.  Both its environmental significance and its appeal as a yachting destination are unequaled.

 

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE DESCRIPTION

Komodo National Park is located in the center of the Indonesian archipelago. It is between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores. In addition, composed of three major islands (Rinca, Komodo, and Padar) and numerous smaller ones. Each of volcanic origin.  It is at the juncture of two continental plates.  This national park constitutes the “shatter belt” within the Wallacea Biogeographical Region, between the Australian and Sunda ecosystems. The property is a global conservation priority area. It comprises unparalleled terrestrial and marine ecosystems. Also, it covers a total area of 219,322 ha.  The dry climate triggers specific evolutionary adaptation. That is, within the terrestrial flora that range from open grass-woodland savanna. Further, to tropical deciduous (monsoon) forest and quasi cloud forest. The rugged hillsides and dry vegetation highly contrast with the sandy beaches and the blue coral-rich waters.

WILDLIFE IN THE PARK

Wildlife flourishes here.  Many species thrive both on the islands and in the surrounding seas.  Many yachts for hire in Komodo carry snorkel gear.  Nevertheless, some boats offer scuba for certified divers.  First, the reefs offer refuge for sea turtles and fish. Second, they also attract whales and dolphins. Third, they attract dugongs (manatees).

THE DRAGONS

There is an incredible creature here.  It is the Komodo lizard.  This creature exists nowhere else on the planet.  Varanus komodoensis is the largest living species of lizard.  Komodos grow to an average length of 2 to 3 meters.   Even so, they look fierce.  First, their impressive appearance, and second, their aggressive nature leads to their common nickname. It is, Komodo “Dragons.”

 

HOW MANY DRAGONS EXIST?

Approximately 5700 dragons inhabit the park.  The majority make their home specifically on Komodo island.  An increase in poaching and smuggling of dragons from Komodo island forces the government to take drastic action.  These dragons command upwards of $35,000 each on the black market.  Authorities now step in to protect the dragons. These creatures are ‘vulnerable’  on the Red List of Threatened Species.

 

SAVING THE DRAGONS

Starting in January 2020, tourists may not visit Komodo Island.  Authorities use this time to thwart the poachers.  They also do it to relieve pressure on the local environment.  The goal is to allow the local dragon population to increase. This time is also to increase the island’s deer population.  These deer are the primary food source for the dragons.  Officials will conduct studies to determine the exact effects of tourism on the island and the park. Tourist activities such as Komodo watching, diving, and snorkeling will be closely monitored throughout the park.

 

HOW MANY PEOPLE VISIT THE PARK?

Data from the Indonesian Environment and Forestry Ministry reports.  Particularly over 10,000 people visit Komodo National Park monthly.  Ninety-five (95) percent of them being foreigners.  Unfortunately, only 130 people monitor the park.

 

3 AMAZING FACTS ABOUT KOMODO DRAGONS 

1.  Komodos are excellent swimmers.  They often swim from island to island in search of food. (No worries. Humans are not specifically on their menu.)

2. Unlike other species, Komodos can consume 80 percent of their body weight in one sitting. They are without a doubt, amazing creatures.

3.  These lizards demonstrate play behavior.  The National Zoo in Washington, D.C comments.  Dragons, “…clearly demonstrated play-like behavior with objects.” They continue, “[they] even [play] with humans (tug-of-war)…”  No thanks, we’ll obviously just observe them from afar!!!

 

YACHT RENTAL – KOMODO AND INDONESIA

Many motor yachts, for example, 50m Perini Navi yacht EXUMA, pass through Indonesia.  Most popular vessels here are large, roomy sailboats.  One specific is 65-meter LAMINA.

COMMON SUPERYACHT ITINERARIES

There are 2 common routes for a full Superyacht Experience in Indonesia.  For example, East Nusa Tenggara Expedition, which includes Bali, Komodo, Flores, and Sumba. In addition, Maluku Expedition. For instance, Maumere, Alor, Banda Sea, and Ambon.

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

In conclusion, learn more about suggested itineraries.  Finally, also learn the best seasons to charter. Contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters professionals at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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