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EXUMA Yacht Named Yacht of Year

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Exuma motoryacht. Aerial view from the front. Solid silver yacht.


Motor yacht EXUMA profile from mid-March.  Above all, the Perini Navi Group, famous for sailboats, built an award-winning 50 meter motoryacht. 



EXUMA received World Superyacht Award Motoryacht of the Year.  Additionally, she was named Best Displacement Motoryacht under 500 gross tons.


Yacht EXUMA was co-designated the winner at the sixth international ceremony in London.  Specifically, awarded with 162.5 meter yacht ECLIPSE.  The latter was built by Blohm and Voss.  In addition to styling by Terence Disdale Design.  Similarly, the yacht is owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich.



Furthermore, EXUMA was designed by naval architect Philippe Briand.  The vessel is,
unparalleled in terms of interior space design and deck organization. There are large spaces dedicated to ensuring privacy among guests, and plenty of room to store the yacht’s sizable watertoy equipment inventory.


Unique onboard toys are numerous.  For instance, a Hovercraft, underwater SeaBob scooter, an electric moped, and an Amphibious Jeep.


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Superyacht Rendezvous for Festivities in Phuket in December

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Aerial photograph of four motoryachts traveling next to each other. They are in staggered order. On a diagonal. They are on a calm sea, and there is a mountain at the back right side of the photo.


Sail and motor yachts over 100′ gather this December in Thailand. They attend the annual Asia Superyacht Rendezvous.  It takes place December 16-18 in Phuket.  For instance, mega yacht charter vessels and private sailboats will rendezvous for three days.  It happens on and off the waters of the Andaman Coast.



The event is Asia’s most prestigious superyacht rendezvous.  It is a fixture on the calendars of wordwide owners.  Many boats attend.  For example, a diverse fleet of classic yachts and newest builds attend this year.   



There is plenty of action on the water.  Sailing yachts participate in two days of racing.  These races accompany a spectator fleet of motor yachts.  This allows owners to enjoy spectacular views.  The racing happens at the Royal Phuket Yacht Club.  The yachts sail from Nai Harn Bay to Surin Bay.  The courses are set by long-serving Race Officer Andy Dowden.


Photograph of large white motoryacht running towards the right side of the photo



Feadship yacht charter enthusiasts revel in the Feadship Challenge.  It is a model boat building contest.  Nearby are other parts of the social program. These include the Boat International Media Owners’ Dinner.  The meal is aboard a yacht at one of the finest beaches in Phuket. 



The yacht is located adjacent to the Surin Hotel.  The Surin will present a choice of foods from East and West.  Therefore, the meals overlook the beauty of Thailand’s coastline. Live music and dancing continue into the night.  The launch of Chinese lanterns draw the dinner to a close.



The initial list of confirmed attendees include:

  • 50m Perseus built by Perini Navi in 2001
  • 42m Maverick II, built by Sterling in 1988
  • 57m Montigne built by Aegean Yachts in 2009
  • 40.3m My Lady Arraya built by Oceanfast in 1990 and based in Thailand


Other yachts include:

  • 36.07m Vie Sans Soucis built by Kings Yachts in Taiwan
  • 74m Silver Zwei built by Hanseatic Marine in 2009
  • 30m Asia built in 1997 by Paul Johnson
  • 49.7m Silolona of Indonesia, a traditional wooden Phinisi schooner hand-built in 2004 by Konjo craftsmen from South Sulawesi



Major event sponsors include

  • Boat International Media
  • The Surin Hotel
  • Asia’s YACHT Style Magazine
  • Feadship Royal Dutch Shipyards 


In conclusion, yachts exist from the Bahamas to the Caribbean and the Mediterranean.  There are superyacht rendezvous and regattas.  These are experienced sailors and casual travelers.

Contact our vacation specialists at to arrange a sailing or power odyssey of a lifetime.

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Turkey Yacht Charter Stalwart Repositions to Far East

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Joining a growing list of superyachts willing to reposition from traditional charter destinations, Motor yacht SEQUEL P is now available from Phuket, and is offering a reduced rental rate.
SEQUEL P luxury motor yacht charter Turkey Eastern Mediterranean charters

Well known in Turkey and throughout the eastern Mediterranean, the 55 meter M/Y SEQUEL P hopes to lure clients with a reduced rate of $290,000 per week (her regular rate is $350,000 per week). With interest in Thailand yacht charters growing, many yachts have abandoned the traditional cruising grounds of the Caribbean and the Mediterranean for the allure of the Far East, and Indian Ocean yacht charters, including the beautiful Andaman Islands and the Mergui Archipelago.charter a yacht powerboat SEQUEL P motor yacht charter Far East Phuket Thailand

Launched in Turkey in June, 2009, and built by fabled yard Proteksan Turquoise Yachts Inc, yacht SEQUEL P offers accommodations for 12 guests and presents special features such as zero speed stabilizers (for comfort at anchor), amazing deck spaces, a full gymnasium,  numerous water toys, and a trained masseuse.

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Video Of Charter Yacht SuRi In Raja Ampat Islands

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OK, we’ll admit it – when Dee Kraley, manager of motor yacht SuRi, first invited us onboard the former oil rig supply boat, we were skeptical. Was it really possible to take an old ship built in 1978 by Halter Marine, cut her in half to extend her overall length from the middle, and transform her into a modern expedition yacht charter vessel?

After two extensive rebuilds and a 2016 refit, the answer is a resounding, “YES!”  The “old supply ship” is indeed one of the most luxurious charter yachts available in her size and price category.

Adding 11 meters to her overall length significantly boosted her volume, both indoors and on deck.

Yacht SuRi underway

Yet more impressive than her transformation is her owner’s commitment to creating the ultimate adventure travel vessel in the charter market.

While most superyachts carry  a respectable  inventory of watersports gear, this yacht takes it to another level – with multiple tenders,  a helicopter, seaplane, jet skis, hoverboard, scuba diving equipment, quadskis, and so much more. Twenty (20) active, athletic crewmembers add to the neverending fun, excitement, and adventure enjoyed by charter guests.

So where do you base a yacht filled-to-the-brim with toys?  It must be a destination with endless opportunities for exploration and water-themed adventure. The answer?  The South Pacific and the islands of Fiji, French Polynesia, and Indonesia.

A favorite anchorage for yacht SuRi and her charter guests are the islands of Raja Ampat, an archipelago of 1500 islands located off the northwest tip of New Guinea. Marine life thrives here, and the bio-diversity is unlike anywhere else in the world – with hundreds of species of corals and reef fish, along with whales, dolphins, and giant rays.

Check out this amazing action-packed yacht charter video of motoryacht SuRi and her onboard guests enjoying the breathtaking beauty of Raja Ampat:

Come enjoy The Superyacht Experience onboard motor yacht SuRi.   Available summer 2018 in French Polynesia and Fiji, and priced at $350,000 per week  (plus operating expenses like food and fuel) for up to 12 guests.  Click HERE for further information…

WHAT’S IN A NAME?  No, she is not owned by Tom Cruise or Katie Holmes or daughter, Suri.  Her name, SuRi, is the combination of her owners’ first names.  Just in case you were wondering…  😉

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