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Antarctic Yacht Charter Guests Enjoy Amazing Wildlife Encounters

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PREVIOUS BLOG POST

We shared 70-meter motor yacht SHERAKHAN previously.  She is an expedition yacht charter vessel heading to the Antarctic.

 

ANTARCTIC YACHT UPDATE

We received an update today from Sioned. She is 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!”

The charter guests and crew were treated in South Georgia to what Williams described as

“…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

 

ITINERARY CONTINUES

Next stop on the itinerary arises. The superyacht cruises towards St. Andrew’s Bay.  Furthermore, she then makes her way toward the Antarctic Sounds.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

Motor yacht Sherakhan accommodates up to 26 passengers in thirteen staterooms.

 

CRUISE DESTINATIONS PLANNED

She is available from March 1, in Ushuaia. In addition, she welcomes you to the Falklands. Additionally, Panama yacht charter and Costa Rica yachting vacations are available.  These begin late March, as the vessel subsequently heads north to the Caribbean. In conclusion, her itinerary is both unique and memorable.  You deserve The Superyacht Experience™, as only 1-800 Yacht Charter provides.

 

WANT A UNIQUE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE ON A SUPERYACHT?

For additional information, and to view megayacht SHERAKHAN’s online e-brochure with video, visit us.  Click https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/explore-our-yachts/sherakhan/ right now.

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Antarctica Next Stop For 70 Meter Expedition Luxury Yacht Charter Vessel

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OFF THE BEATEN PATH

Many yacht owners are content to offer their yachts for hire in popular areas. For instance, the tried-and-true winter cruising ground of the Caribbean.  Owner Jan Verkerk is always looking for new destinations. Particularly to entice potential charter customers to explore. In specific, land and sea far from the beaten path.

This year, Jan does it again. He has committed his spectacular yacht, SHERAKHAN, to Antarctica.

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

ANNOUNCEMENT

The yacht’s manager tells us that “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.” 

 

ABOUT THE YACHT

The vessel is 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

TOO REMOTE?

If Antarctica is too remote, Jan is open to accepting trips along the east or west coast of South America. Additionally, Panama, or even the ever-popular islands of St Barts and St Martin and Caribbean yacht charter booking.

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


UNIQUE YACHT CHARTER DESTINATION BOOKINGS 

In conclusion, 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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Charter Market Welcomes Superyacht VAVA II

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Profile photograph of solid white superyacht VAVA II. She is facing the left side of the photograph. There is a hill and green grassy area behind her. Looks like New England.

Superyacht VAVA II

 

VAVA II

This superyacht arrives September 2011.  Important to realize, her proud owner and charter market eagerly await her arrival.  Presenting 2012 motoryacht VAVA II.  She is a product of Pendennis Plus (formerly Devonport Yachts).  The lady is 96 meters in length.  She is one of the largest built in the UK.

 

DESIGNERS

To begin with, her name was Devonport Project-55.  She features a Redman Whitely Dixon exterior. Her interiors are Remi Tessier designs.

 

SEA TRIALS

Sea trials are complete. The yacht soon joins the global charter market.   She has a SOLAS-36 passenger ship regulation build.  The yacht sets a new standard in the charter market. 

 

LARGE YACHTS FOR RENT

Another large-capacity yacht for rent is 36-passenger motor yacht CHRISTINA O (has yacht video).  Additionally, 40-passenger motor yacht LAUREN L can be chartered. Lastly, 26-passenger motor yacht SHERAKHAN is a favorite of large families. 

RENT A SUPERYACHT

In conclusion, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ for more info or to rent a yacht TODAY.

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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 continues this summer.  Motor yacht LEGEND joins a growing fleet of luxury yacht charter vessels forgoing the Mediterranean. She heads to the extreme Arctic and Northern Europe for amazing adventures.

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

 

 

 

ANTARCTICA

A winter expedition in Antarctica relocates Icon yacht LEGEND to northern Europe for the summer. She stops in the Spring in the frozen tundra of Greenland.  Charters secure by action-seeking travelers in both May and June already.

READY FOR ADVENTURE?

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

Ultra-luxury expedition yachts enter the charter market daily.  The adventure travel movement reached the luxury sector of the market.  Adventure travel is no longer only for budget-conscious. Specifically, willingly “roughing it” in hostels and tents.  Expedition superyachts enable upscale travelers the experience. In specific, adventure travel vacation with incredible creature comforts.

 

WHICH YACHTS OFFER ADVENTURE?

The growing list of yachts offering activity-oriented charters in the Arctic and northern Europe include 229-foot superyacht SHERAKHAN and 205-foot Icon yacht BATON ROUGE (in Norway in June). In addition, 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.

LEGEND KEY FEATURES

She is, indeed, incredible.  The yacht offers a commercially-certified helipad, 3-man submarine, and an ice-breaking hull.  Guests enjoy snow scooters (snowmobiles), a Balinese spa, and onboard cinema. Above all,  an aft-deck heated pool, gymnasium, and 26 guests in 13 luxury staterooms.

 

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Yes, indeed –this luxury yacht charter vessel has many features.  For instance, the helicopter and the 3-person submarine.  This yacht allows guests to explore from entirely new angles.  Without a doubt, guests relax and watch movies in the cinema. They definitely get massages in the Balinese-themed spa below deck.  Guests enjoy cocktails on deck in the ultra-heated Jacuzzi.  Lastly, just cuddle up by the fireplace with a good book. The gymnasium affords additional health and wellness. In addition to this, active guests explore on the snow scooters.  Additionally, they encounter wildlife on land.  Of course, perfect photo opportunities add to a memorable vacation of a lifetime.

 

HEADCOUNT

A big “plus” of many expedition yachts is size.  Specifically, the ability to accommodate large families and groups of friends.  Especially, since most luxury charter yachts take a maximum of 12 passengers.  Whereas yachts like LEGEND and SHERAKHAN 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

 

 

LEGEND’S BOOKINGS

She is a busy lady. Hurry and join her calendar!  Her bookings include 22nd December to 6th January 2019 / King George Island to King George Island (Antarctica).  In addition, 6th to 13th January 2019 / King George Island to King George Island (Antarctica).  Also, 11th to 18th May 2019 / Ilulissat to Ilulissat (Greenland). Subsequently, 8th to 15th June 2019 / Kangerlussuaq to Ilulissat (Greenland). Without a doubt, a popular yacht.

 

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

Cost is 460,000€ per week. This 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.  Last but not least, a crew gratuity is optional and at the charter’s discretion.

 

MORE INFO

Ready to plan an Alaska yacht charter vacation?  Is the Antarctic calling for you?  For more information, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters today at toll-free North America +1.800.922.4824  / local and international +1.305.253.7245 or via our online inquiry form at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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

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WHO OWNS MOTORYACHT LEGEND?

Jan Verkerk owns the 253-foot Icon motor yacht LEGEND.  She is accepting reservations in Antarctica for the season.  Specifically, from January 17 through February 18.

ALL ABOUT LEGEND

This incredible yacht is from 1973.   Icon expedition yacht LEGEND underwent a complete rebuild in 2015.   She is the only luxury yacht charter ice-breaker vessel in the world.

Legend motoryacht night lighting

 

RESTORATION PROJECTS

This is Verkerk’s second superyacht restoration project.  His other is highly popular 228 foot motor yacht SHERAKHAN.  She is a star in the Mediterranean charter market.

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…

 

HOW TO BOOK YACHT LEGEND

In conclusion, for yacht charter pricing information and availability for motoryacht LEGEND or any other superyacht, contact us today.  The 1-800 Yacht Charters team stands ready for your inquiry. 

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Large Family Enjoys Mediterranean Yacht Charter On 228 foot Luxury Yacht

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LARGE FAMILY YACHT REVIEW

Yet another amazing review from a happy clients after enjoying The Superyacht Experience(tm). Specifically, on a large family yacht favorite.

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

 

EDITOR’S NOTE

Motoryacht SHERAKHAN has an amazing sundeck and hot tub.  She first caught attention on our blog in November 2011.  We then rated the top 5 on-deck tubs on charter vessels.

THE YACHT

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

This spacious yacht is in the shipyard.  She finishes her winter maintenance work before relocating to the islands. In specific, before the start of the Caribbean yacht charter season.  She has many improvements. For instance, 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 adapted to give more shade options.  In addition, large modern shade parasols exist on the sun deck.

YACHT VIDEO

Gorgeous Sherakhan has a lovely video.  Enjoy!

 

AVAILABILITY

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

 

HOW TO BOOK A LARGE FAMILY YACHT CHARTER?

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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Motoryacht Sherakhan Offers Antarctic Yacht Charter for 26

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Sherakhan motoryacht at anchor with inflatable slide deployed from bow

CONSUMER TRAVEL DEMAND

There is growing consumer demand to rent a private yacht in a unique destination.  This prompts another superyacht owner to relocate for the upcoming winter season. 

SILVER ANGEL TO SHERAKHAN

A recent announcement by the 64 meter Benetti motor yacht SILVER ANGEL to
relocate to the Indian Ocean was made. Word now comes that the 228-foot motor yacht SHERAKHAN will relocate to Antarctica this winter. 

RETURN TRIP

Motoryacht SHERAKHAN  first visited Antarctica in 2010. Her return trip will be in January and February 2013.  She has two confirmed charters on the books.  The superyacht will remain in Antarctica during March 2013.  Specifically, if there is additional charter interest.  There is another option.  In specific, the owner is considering is a relocation to Chile, Patagonia, or the Brazilian Amazon.  She plans to accommodate requests for charters through April.

SUMMER TRAVEL FOR 26 GUESTS

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.  Moreover, she is able to accommodate as many as 26 guests. Amenities include a spa deck. In addition, an impressive two-level dining room, and an extra-large hot tub on the sun deck.

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

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Take a Soak – Top 5 Luxury Yacht Charter Hot Tubs

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Aerial photograph of a yacht with a hot tub at the front.

Best Yacht Charter Hot Tubs

Today’s modern superyacht has every affluent amenity imaginable.  For instance, from gymnasiums and helicopters, to onboard Kaleidescape movie theaters,   The most requested amenity by charter guests remains the on-deck hot tub.

 

WAY TO UNWIND

Is there a better way to unwind each night during a yachting vacation than enjoying a warm soak under the stars?

HYDROTHERAPY

The benefits of hot tub hydrotherapy are well-documented – warm water therapy can promote relaxation, stress reduction and pain relief.  It’s also a fun way to spend quality time with your travel companions  – sipping wine and planning your next day’s adventures.

 

PORTABLE OR PERMANENT TUBS?

In the early years of the charter industry, most ondeck tubs were portable tubs – the same as those found in many homes.  Today’s ondeck megayacht hydrotherapy tubs are permanent, built-in amenities, designed by naval architects and molded into the yacht’s superstructure. 

 

TOP 5 HOT TUBS

Today we take a look at five of the best hydrotherapy tubs on five equally spectacular charter yachts:

 

SHERAKHAN

The 228-foot motor yacht SHERAKHAN has one of the largest sundeck hot tubs aboard any charter yacht.  The tub features an opaque bottom, allowing natural light to filter into the two-story dining room directly below.   

Photograph of the hot tub on superyacht SHERAKHAN. Double-decker tub with stairs and silver rails leading up to it.

Top Yacht Hot Tubs – Sherakhan


ST. EKATERINA
Benetti yacht charter enthusiasts like to brag about the hot tub onboard the 196ft motor yacht ST. EKATERINA
(formerly motor yacht XANADU).  The large tub is within easy viewing distance of a two-way cinema screen. Charter guests can enjoy a film while soaking in the tub, and then not miss a single scene while moving over to the sundeck wet bar for a refreshing cocktail.

 

 

BATON ROUGE
The 205-foot Icon motor yacht BATON ROUGE 
features an oversized sundeck hot tub that doubles as an endless pool with swimming jets for anyone wanting more than the regular water pressure. Overhead, cool-water jets shower guests in a light, refreshing mist.


ANDREAS L
Another Benetti motor yacht, the 196ft yacht ANDREAS L
has a hot tub with submerged bar stools, for guests who prefer to enjoy their refreshments sitting upright as opposed to the common hot tub lounging position.

Aerial photograph of the hot tub on superyacht ANDREAS L. There are 2 white standing umbrellas at the edge of the front of the boat. for shade. The hot tub is in the center of the front of the boat. It has circular bar stool seating under water

Best Hot Tubs on Yachts – Andreas L


NUMPTIA
Leave it to the Italians to redefine the modern style of the ondeck hot tub.  The owner of the 70 meter (230 ft) Rossi Navi motor yacht HIGH POWER III (ex-Numptia)  turned to Design Studio Spadolini, of Florence to create a modern hot tub masterpiece.  The floor-level tub and endless-style pool is the centerpiece on the yacht’s sun deck, and features colored mood lighting, an infinity glass edge on one side, and two powerful waterfall-style showers dropping volumes of water into the pool. 

Photograph of the hot tub on superyacht Numptia. There is a woman in a pink flowing dress standing on the edge of the tub. There is a waterfall swifly flowing into the tub.

Top Yacht Hot Tubs – Numptia – High Power III


BOOK A YACHT CHARTER WITH BEST HOT TUB


Seen any other amazing hot tubs or onboard amenities on a yacht?  Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/
, send us a photo, and we’ll share your images and comments with our readers.

 

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Which Color Is Best?   Motor Yacht Sherakhan Gets Makeover

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WHICH COLOR IS BEST?

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!

 ALL ABOUT SHERAKHAN

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 plumbingelectrical 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

 

WHAT IS THE LATEST NEWS?

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.

CAN I CHARTER THIS YACHT? 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.

 

WE WANT YOUR THOUGHTS

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

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

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