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Amazing Wildlife Spectacle Awaits Antarctic Yacht Charter Guests

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Earlier this month, we blogged about the 70-meter motor yacht SHERAKHAN, an expedition yacht charter vessel making her way to the Antarctic.

We received an update today from Sioned Williams, one of the yacht owner’s assistants:

“Heading ever further south, with temperatures dropping and the number of icebergs sighted increasing daily, SHERAKHAN arrived in Grytviken yesterday.  Having been cleared in by customs, and all on board received the South Georgia stamp in their passports, the guests and crew visited the local museum in Grytviken where they met all the locals – all 20 of them!”

While in South Georgia, the charter guests and crew were treated to what Williams described as, “…having witnessed the awesome sight of a colony of around half a million King Penguins and thousands of fur seals on the beach.”

 

Photograph of thousands of penguins on land in antarctica. Icy mountains in background. Water on right hand side of photo

Next stop on the itinerary –  the superyacht is now cruising towards St. Andrew’s Bay, making way towards the Antarctic Sounds.

Motor yacht Sherakhan offers accommodations for up to 26 passengers in thirteen staterooms. She is available from March 1, in Ushuaia or the Falklands. Panama yacht charter and Costa Rica yacht charter vacations are also available beginning in late March, as the vessel heads north to the Caribbean.

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For additional information, and to view megayacht SHERAKHAN’s online e-brochure with video, visit 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/explore-our-yachts/sherakhan/

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Antarctic Yacht Charter Offered By 26-Passenger Luxury Megayacht

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Sherakhan motoryacht at anchor with inflatable slide deployed from bowSeems growing consumer demand to rent a private yacht in a unique destination has prompted another superyacht owner to relocate for the upcoming winter season. 
On the heels of the recent announcement by the 64 meter Benetti motor yacht SILVER ANGEL to
relocate to the Indian Ocean, word comes that the 228-foot motor yacht SHERAKHAN will relocate to Antarctica this winter. 
Motoryacht SHERAKHAN  first visited Antarctica in 2010. Her return trip will be in January and February 2013, with two confirmed charters on the books.  The superyacht will remain in Antarctica during March 2013 if there is additional charter interest.  Another option the owner is considering is a relocation to Chile, Patagonia, or the Brazilian Amazon to accommodate requests for charters through April.
In May, the megayacht will travel to the Mediterranean for the summer 2013 charter season.
This custom-built 70 meter vessel is ideal for large families or corporate incentive charters, as she is able to accommodate as many as 26 guests. Amenities include a spa deck, an impressive two-level dining room, and an extra-large hot tub on the sun deck.
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Antarctica Next Stop For 70 Meter Expedition Luxury Yacht Charter Vessel

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While many yacht owners are content to offer their yachts for hire in the tried-and-true winter cruising ground of the Caribbean, Jan Verkerk is always looking for new destinations in the hopes of enticing potential charter customers to explore land and sea far from the beaten path.

This year, Jan has committed his 70 meter expedition-style yacht, M/Y SHERAKHAN to Antarctica.

Sherakhan motoryacht profile with white hull and superstructure and caribbean mountain in background
Earlier this week, we received an email from the yacht’s manager:  “Motor yacht SHERAKHAN has just crossed the equator on her way to Antarctica! (She) will arrive in the Falkland Islands on the 6th of February to start her Antarctica adventure.” 

One of the largest yachts available for rent, the 70 meter SHERAKHAN offers accommodations for up to 26 passengers in thirteen staterooms.
Photograph of a whale breaching in Antarctica. Photo shows whale in foreground with frozen mountains in the background. Dark blue water
If Antarctica is too remote, Jan is open to accepting trips along the east or west coast of South America, or Panama, or even head back to the ever-popular islands of St Barts and St Martin to accept a traditional Caribbean yacht charter booking.

Her rates begin at  €350,000 EUROS per week, plus expenses.

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To rent a private yacht for your Caribbean yacht charter or vacation elsewhere in the world, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Experience Rugged Greenland & Beyond Onboard Yacht LEGEND

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ADVENTURE & LUXURY – HAND IN HAND

The hottest trend in yachting will continue this summer, as motor yacht LEGEND joins a growing  fleet of luxury yacht charter vessels forgoing the Mediterranean for extreme Arctic and Northern Europe adventures.

Woman in white bikini and arms raised in air standing on snow in front of motoryacht LEGEND

 

 

On the heels of a winter expedition to Antarctica, the 77 meter Icon yacht LEGEND will relocate to northern Europe for the summer, with a spring pitstop in the frozen tundra of Greenland.  Charters have already been secured by action-seeking travelers in both May and June.

READY FOR ADVENTURE?

Activities offered aboard this yacht charter boat include whale watching, heliskiing (heli-skiing), and rides via dog sleds and snow scooters…

With the advent of ultra-luxury expedition yachts entering the charter market, the decades-old adventure travel movement has finally reached the luxury sector of the market. Once the realm of budget-conscious travelers, willingly “roughing it” in hostels and tents,  expedition yachts allow affluent charterers the opportunity to experience an adventure travel vacation without compromising creature comforts.

The growing list of yachts offering activity-oriented charters in the Arctic and northern Europe include 229 foot superyacht SHERAKHAN,  205 foot Icon yacht BATON ROUGE (in Norway in June), and the 238 foot Abeking and Rasmussen motoryacht CLOUDBREAK (scheduled for May 2019 in Greenland).

A closer look at yacht LEGEND demonstrates the appeal of these modern expedition yachts:

KEY FEATURES

  • Commercially certified helipad
  • 3-man submarine
  • Ice-breaking hull
  • Snow scooters (snowmobiles)
  • Balinese spa
  • Cinema
  • Aft-deck heated pool
  • Gym
  • 26 guests in 13 staterooms

Yes, indeed –this luxury yacht charter vessel is packed full of features.  From the helicopter to the 3-person submarine, this yacht allows her guest to explore this cold-weather destinations from entirely new angles. Relaxation can be found watching movies in the cinema, getting a massage in the Balinese-themed spa below deck, enjoying cocktails on deck in the ultra-heated Jacuzzi, or just cuddling up by the fireplace with a good book. More action can be found in the gymnasium, or exploring on the snow scooters, or just coming face to face with the wildlife on land. Perfect photo opportunities for a memorable vacation of a lifetime.

 

HEADCOUNT

A big “plus” of many expedition yachts is the ability to accommodate large families and groups of friends.  Whereas most luxury charter yachts are capped at a maximum headcount of 12 passengers, yachts like LEGEND and SHERAKHAN can both legally and comfortably accommodate 26 guests.

 

Photo of small boat and 4 people with cameras watching a whale tail coming up from the water. Huge snow-covered mountains behind them

 

 

BOOKINGS

  • 22nd December to 6th January 2019 / King George Island to King George Island (Antarctica)
  • 6th to 13th January 2019 / King George Island to King George Island (Antarctica)
  • 11th to 18th May 2019 / Ilulissat to Ilulissat (Greenland)
  • 8th to 15th June 2019 / Kangerlussuaq to Ilulissat (Greenland)

 

CRUISING SCHEDULE

  • March 2018: Transit
  • April 2018: Mediterranean
  • May 2018: Mediterranean
  • May to September 2018: Norway, Sweden, Baltic, Arctic
  • October 2018: Transit
  • December 2018 to March 2019: Antarctica & Patagonia

 

RATE

460,000€ per week – includes yacht, crew, and use of all onboard amenities and recreational toys.  Running expenses such as food, fuel, bar, and dockage are additional.  Depending upon the destination, local VAT may be incurred.  A crew gratuity is optional and at the charter’s discretion.

 

MORE INFO

To make a reservation, or for more information on this or any luxury yacht charter vessel, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters (toll-free North America +1.800.922.4824  / local and international +1.305.253.7245).

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Just Chillin’ –  Expedition Yacht LEGEND Sets Antarctica Yacht Charter Schedule for 2017

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Jan Verkerk, owner of the 253-foot Icon motor yacht LEGEND, has given us the green light to accept reservations  in Antarctica for the upcoming season, from January 17 through February 18.

Originally built in 1973, Icon expedition yacht LEGEND underwent a complete rebuild and restoration in 2015.  Now complete, she is the only luxury yacht charter ice-breaker vessel in the world.

Legend motoryacht night lighting

For Verkerk, this is his second superyacht restoration project – the other being the highly popular 228 foot motor yacht SHERAKHAN – a fixture in the Mediterranean charter market for the past 5 seasons.

Active charterers will delight in the opportunities for adventure offered on M/Y LEGEND.  With accommodations for 26 guests, and space to carry a helicopter and a submarine, the possibilities for cold-weather adventure are endless. Of course, Verkerk made certain to include the mandatory superyacht amenities as well: gymnasium, Balinese spa, sauna, beauty salon, movie theater and swimming pool.   There’s even a medical suite, for any emergencies.

After spending a few weeks in Antarctica, the yacht will head to Greenland for the summer charter season.

If you’re intrigued to step away from your traditional Caribbean charter vacation this summer, let us deliver the superyacht experience to you, your family, and friends in the last great frontier on earth – Antarctica…

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For yacht charter pricing information and availability for motoryacht LEGEND or any other superyacht, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters team member Jim Araiza, 24/7, at 305-720-7245 or email info@1800yachtcharters.com.

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Large Family Enjoys Mediterranean Yacht Charter On 228 foot Luxury Yacht

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Profile of yacht SHERAKHAN with blue hull and white superstructure

“We want to thank you and your amazing Crew for a trip of a lifetime. Our 8 days aboard motor yacht SHERAKHAN will forever be remembered and revered as beyond exceptional.

 

We decided to charter SHERAKHAN because of the ship’s ability to sleep more than twenty guests and the crew was to be amazing. I would like to confirm that the ship is beyond beautiful and the crew is beyond anything I have ever experienced.  Chefs Mark and Michael were incredible, we never wanted to eat a meal off the boat the food was so delicious! Every morning we looked forward to seeing the incredible fruit and vegetable sculptures at the buffet table. We played water sports until we couldn’t stand, had amazing massages, and played in the glass-bottom Jacuzzi. We sang Karaoke until we couldn’t sing and danced the night away under the moon and the stars.

I want to say a very heartfelt thank you to each and every member of the crew – some I only saw once or twice – others all day every day. Thank you all so much for your hard work and all of the love you put into making sure we had a trip of a lifetime.

-John B”
email withheld

 

Photograph of the huge spa pool that seats 18 on motoryacht SHERAKHAN

Glass-bottomed hot tub spa that seats 18

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Editor’s note:

Motoryacht SHERAKHAN and her amazing sundeck and hot tub, first caught attention on our blog in November 2011, when we rated the top 5 on-deck tubs on charter vessels.

The 228 foot motor yacht SHERAKHAN is extremely popular with large extended families, as she is one of a select few vessels with the capacity to accommodate 20 to 26 guests.

This spacious yacht is now in the shipyard and finishing her winter maintenance work before relocating to the islands for the start of the Caribbean yacht charter season. Improvements include all new deck furniture and new carpets throughout. Watertoys are all either being replaced or serviced to as-new condition. The Bimini cover above the on-deck hot tub is being adapted to give more shade options and large modern shade parasols are being installed on the sun deck.

Yacht SHERAKHAN is available from mid-November in the Caribbean, including Thanksgiving and the Christmas/Hanukkah/New Year holidays.

Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ to arrange your own memorable vacation aboard superyacht SHERAKHAN.

 

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Which Color Is Best?   Motor Yacht Sherakhan Gets Makeover

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If you owned a 228 foot luxury yacht charter vessel, would you paint it deep blue or polar white?

 

If you owned the massive motor yacht SHERAKHAN the answer is:  BOTH!

 

Originally built in 1965, the current owner bought the commercial vessel in 2005 and undertook a massive refit – basically gutting the entire ship from bow to stern and rebuilt her into a yacht charter vessel with accommodations for 26 guests (most yachts are limited to 12 or fewer). The full rebuild featured all new plumbing, electrical systems, air conditioning, and generators.

 

It also included a beautiful new paint job – a deep blue hull, with a white superstructure…   

 

Profile of yacht SHERAKHAN with blue hull and white superstructure

 

 

Fast forward to 2017, and the owner decided it was time for another refit. All new decks were installed, along with new soft fabrics throughout the guests areas and cabins, and a complete overhaul of all major equipment in the engine room.

 

As he did in 2005, the owner completely repainted the superyacht charter vessel – this time a clean, crisp white, with subtle grey accents..

 

 Sherakhan motoryacht profile with white hull and superstructure and caribbean mountain in background

 

The expedition style yacht is available in the Caribbean and will remain there through April.  In the summer, the yacht will relocate to the Mediterranean (e.g.  Monaco yacht charter or Grand Prix formula 1 races, etc.) for the summer of 2018.

 

So what do you think?   Do you think she looks better in blue or in white???


To check availability or get more information about this yacht, visit https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/explore-our-yachts/sherakhan/book-now/

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