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62 foot Luxury Yacht Charter Sailboat Offers Free Tix to Blues Festival

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Bequia Music Fest logo, sponsored by Mount Gay Rum

 

 

CHARTER A YACHT TO CELEBRATE THE BLUES

A Caribbean yacht charter vacation is a great way to kick the blues.  Now, a popular sailing charter yacht wants to help you sing the blues!

 

SAILBOAT MAKAYABELLA

Book sail yacht MAKAYABELLA during the Bequia Mount Gay Music Festival (January 26th – 29th, 2012).  The yacht’s crew, John and Sue, provide the guests with multiple items. For instance, complimentary tickets to BOTH the Friday and Saturday night performances.

 

BEQUIA MOUNT GAY MUSIC FESTIVAL

Outstanding performances by local, regional and international artists has made this music festival one of the “must see” fixtures on the Caribbean season’s calendar.  The event kicks off with Dana Gillespie and her London Blues Band’s performance on Friday night and lasts for four days.  The festival has received rave reviews since its inception and precedes the 14-day Mustique Blues Festival.

 

MAIN STAGE – DE REEF

The main venue and stage is located at De Reef, right on the beach in Lower Bay, Bequia, with the big performances on Friday and Saturday night – followed by lazy Sunday afternoon “limin’” music to close out the weekend.

Profile photograph of sailboat, Makayabella, underway. There is a wake underneath the sailboat. The sails are full. The boat is heading toward the right side of the photograph.

Sailing yacht, Makayabella



SAILBOAT ACCOMMODATIONS

The cozy sailboat MAKAYABELLA can accommodate 6 guests in 4 cabins.  The Master cabin has a double bed, shower and toilet. 2 Guest cabins have a twin bed, shower and toilet.  A Guest cabin has a double bed, shower and toilet. All cabins are ensuite.  On warm evenings, the yacht offers air conditioning in the saloon.

 

Photograph of John and Sue, the crew of sailboat, Makayabella. They are sitting in the living room on a sailboat. The walls are white and full of books and pictures with brown picture frames. They are both wearing dark blue polo shirts with sailboat logos on the left chests. They are wearing white shorts.

John and Sue of sailboat MAKAYABELLA

 

SAILBOAT CREW

John and Sue have taken guests to this event for the last few years and they report everyone has a great time.

“We feel it’s a great event,” says John, and very much worth promoting as a focal point of a charter here in the Grenadines.”

 

FREE GIFT WITH CHARTER

If you’re a music lover and looking for a unique charter experience, plan a yachting holiday onboard sail yacht MAKAYABELLA around the festival’s dates, and John and Sue will throw in the tickets – free of charge.

 

BOOK A SAILBOAT CHARTER FOR THE MUSIC FESTIVAL

To book a special event yachting vacation, contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters destination team at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Award-Winning Superyacht Offers Discount for France Yacht Charter Events

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Planning on walking the red carpet at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, or sitting front row at the 2016 Monaco Grand Prix?  If you are, the owner of one of the world’s largest yachts for hire has put forth an enticing offer for participating and spectating at these fabled Côte d’Azur special events.

The 72 meter super yacht AXIOMA has announced a 15% discount for any static, special event yacht charter booked by the end of 2015.  That equates to a savings of €73,500 off the winter weekly rate of €490,000.

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When it comes to corporate hospitality, a Cannes Film Festival yacht charter is the ideal venue for both social gatherings, and conducting business. Being docked within feet of the entrance to the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, the primary building where films are screened and studio execs meet with prospective buyers.  Many attendees choose yachts to hold private business meetings in a more intimate setting. In the evenings, the yachts are often the site of sponsored product-placement cocktail parties.

Monaco Grand Prix with yachts docked along the quay

Just a few miles down the road, the principality of Monaco holds the annual Formula 1 race through the streets of Monte Carlo, and along the quay (docks) of the Port Hercules marina. A spectacular venue for watching one of the world’s most famous auto races, guests onboard yachts are just feet away from the action on the course.

Built in 2013 by Dunya Yachts, with interior design by Albert Pino, the 236ft motor yacht AXIOMA offers charter guests enormous volume for hosting corporate events. The yacht boast six decks and more than 30,000 square meters of space. Amenities include a private outdoor cinema and lounge area, infinity swimming pool, and helipad.  In 2014, the yacht received a World Superyacht Award for design excellence.

For a sampling of yachts available for corporate hospitality charters, call 1-800 Yacht Charters at 1-800 YACHTCHARTERS (that’s 922-4824) or +1-305-253-7245, email us, or submit our convenient online form, and we’ll be in touch with you right away to plan your yacht charter special event.

 

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Baglietto yacht NATORI ready for Film Festival

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Natori yacht photo. Boat is underway, headed to the right of your screen. Hull is black. Superstructure is white.

NATORI YACHT

The 42 meter motor yacht NATORI is ready.  She happily joins the festivities at the Monaco Grand Prix and the Cannes Film Festival 2011.
In port, 60 lucky guests are allowed on board at any time.  She is one of the newest and one of the largest yachts

YACHT DESIGN

Natori boasts a distinctive and avant garde exterior by Francesco Paszkowski.  Her beautiful interior is by Bannenberg Design. 

INTERIOR

The interior is a combination of Italian cabinetry and African materials. This creates a sophisticated and unique décor.  Guests enjoy fantastic accommodations for 10 passengers in five cabins.  Natori has a full width master suite on the main deck with its own private ensuite full beam his and hers bathroom. She also features two VIP cabins and two cabins (one Pullman) on the lower deck.  All of her staterooms have ensuite bath. The roomy interior areas are enhanced by a large bridge deck.  This deck offers room for sun loungers, and a shaded dining area for 12 guests.

EXTERIOR

The sun deck features a large Jacuzzi and ample sunbathing spots, along with wet bar and a sitting area. The main deck has plenty of space for shaded dining, and exercise buffs can stay fit and trim in the yacht’s gym.The vessel boasts a full array of watersports equipment and all the latest entertainment systems.

 

HOW TO RENT A YACHT

Click https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ to book a special event yacht charter.  Yachts are available for MIPIM, MIPCOM, Festival du Film Publictaire, and other special events in Europe. #yachtcharter

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Benz-inspired Luxury Helicopter on Superyachts

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Photograph of a silver and black Mercedes Benz EC145 Eurocopter helicopter parked in front of a building with glass walls. Rotors are black with orange tips.

HELIPADS AND HELICOPTERS

Helipads on luxury yachts are commonplace.  Ondeck helipads no longer turn heads at the quay in Monaco.  The type of helicopter on the pad still garners envious gazes, however.

EBASE

Eurocopter premiered the first finished aircraft at this month’s EBACE 2011.  Only one year after unveiling the EC145 Benz concept airship, they did it again.  Last year’s European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) was in Geneva.
 

WHAT IS THE EC145

Mercedes new helicopter is inspired by R-class high-end vehicles.  The twin-engine Mercedes Benz-style helicopter features a versatile interior. For instance, it is enabled by a modular approach . This allows it to be tailored to suit a range of travel needs for the well-heeled.  For example, taking the family for a weekend getaway in the Alps.  Other options might be taking celebrity clients to a St Barts yacht for New Year’s.
#helicopter

LUXURY MATERIALS AND FEATURES

The EC145 interior showcases Mercedes’ knowledge of luxury materials. It also showcases lighting for both luxury ambiance and German practicality.  This magic is created by Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Studio in Como, Italy.
 

INTERIOR

Cockpit and cabin upholstery is available in a range. For instance, the usual top-shelf Benz materials and colors.  It is also offered in elegant woods for flooring and ceiling paneling. Ambient lighting is also available in various colors.  Mercedes uses this technologies in E and S-Class cars.

The EC145 Mercedes-Benz Style aircraft is not just about luxury but the effective and flexible use of space. It is the only he-lo in its class that can seat up to eight passengers. For the cabin layout, all seats are mounted on rails and can be quickly and easily reconfigured/removed for additional room for luggage. There are also multi-function boxes with features such as a mini-frig, cup holder and table, and 15-inch TV monitor and DVD player.

The aft-cabin features a high-capacity luggage compartment with room for baggage, golf clubs, even bicycles.

Like the R-Class models that inspired it, the Eurocopter EC145 Mercedes-Benz Style is the most versatile and spacious helicopter in its class.  Available 2011, this model will surely be onboard Virgin Island yacht charter vessels right away.

HOW TO BOOK YOUR YACHT CHARTER

Rugby World Cup 2011 New Zealand starts this September.  In conclusion, contact our destination experts HERE to charter a yacht for this special event.

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Charter Yachts Dominate Design Awards Nominations

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Logo for the A'Design Awards and Competition for yacht design. Logo has a solid red background with white writing.

Yacht Design Awards


AWARDS FINALISTS

The finalists for an international design awards program have been announced and several mega yacht charter vessels lead the pack. 

 

SUPERYACHT SOCIETY AWARD

The International Superyacht Society has released its lists of finalists for the 2011 International Design Awards.  Four of the five nominees in the Best Power category for yachts 40 to 60 meters in length are charter vessels:

 

NOMINEES

McMullen & Wing motor yacht BIG FISH 

Holland Jachtbouw motor yacht Ninkasi (ex-CALLIOPE)

Perini Navi motor yacht EXUMA 

Lürssen motor yacht HUNTRESS (x-SOLEMATES )

 

PEER REVIEW

Based solely on peer review, the International Superyacht Society Design (ISS) Awards celebrate the finest naval architecture, design, interiors, and engineering in the newest yachts in the large yacht industry.

 

AWARD GALA

Winners will be announced at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at ISS’s annual International Design Awards Gala at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale.

 

BOOK YOUR OWN YACHT CHARTER VACATION

Explore some of the newest yachts available for hire through SailAway Yacht Charter Consultants and 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now/ and book your yacht charter vacation TODAY

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Enjoy 121 foot Yacht at St. Lucia Jazz Festival

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SPECIAL RATE FOR FESTIVAL ATTENDANCE

Great announcment!  The owner and crew of Crescent motor yacht OLGA are keen to secure a Caribbean yacht charter reservation. They want it during the upcoming St. Lucia Jazz Festival, April 30 – May 12.

st. lucia jazz and arts festival yacht charter special events

HOW IS PRICE DISCOUNTED?

The popular mega yacht charter vessel waives all delivery fees. This is so she can be in the islands of the Grenadines. She will accept bookings between April 26 and May 25.  Take advantage of this opportunity!   Discover St. Lucia and the Grenadines.  There are many fun Caribbean activities. For instance, scuba diving, hiking, zip-lining, biking, and horseback riding.  For a touch of tranquility, the amenities at several world renowned spas, resorts, and wellness centers in the Grenadines.

EDITOR’S NOTE

Come to think of it, there’s little reason to spend extra money visiting a spa.  Crescent yacht OLGA, ex BARONESS, has a warm Jacuzzi tub on her deck and a licensed massage therapist in the crew!!!

Photograph of massage therapist and client (who is on massage bed) on the back of a superyacht. There is another motoryacht anchored behind them, in the distance.

 

WATERTOYS

The yacht carries watertoys commonly only found on much larger superyachts.   Motoryacht OLGA’s toy list includes: 

  • 22’6″ Novurania with 150 hp Yamaha outboard engine
  • Yamaha 3-person waverunner
  • Dive compressor and SCUBA gear for certified divers
  • Snorkel equipment
  • 13′ Hobie Wave Catamaran
  • 2 x 2-person kayaks
  • 2 paddle boards
  • Towable toys including water skis, knee board, tube, molecule tube
  • Surf boards
  • Fishing rods and gear

ACCOMMODATIONS

The yacht accommodates 8 guests in 5 staterooms.

CREW

Olga has a multilingual (English, French, Spanish, and Thai) and multi-talented crew. For instance, Captain Bernard Calot, Chef Philippe Le Scelleur, Mate David McCoy, Chief Stewardess/Masseuse Sarah Herrera, Stewardess/Masseuse Jiwan Kongtup, and Deckhand Patricio Ramirez. 

ST. LUCIA JAZZ FESTIVAL

Oops – we almost forgot to mention the St. Lucia Jazz Festival!!!

CARIBBEAN CULTURAL EVENT

The Jazz Festival is considered the Caribbean’s premier cultural event.  The Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival attracts thousands to St Lucia.  Cultural enthusiasts, festival lovers, and music aficionados are wooed by over 50 world-acclaimed entertainers and artisans. The Festival occurs over 13 days.  It runs from April 30 to May 12, 2013.

CHARTER RATE

The weekly charter rate for M/Y OLGA is $59,000 plus running expenses (items such as food, fuel, dockage, bar, etc.)

HOW TO RENT A YACHT

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Fill The Gap, and Save 20% on Sunseeker 130 yacht Thumper in Monaco

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sunseeker yacht Thumper aerial view

THE DEAL

Hoping to fill her last remaining Monaco yacht charter availability in June, the owner of Sunseeker yacht THUMPER is running an exceptional 20% discount for a 5-7 day superyacht experience, 01-08 June, 2017. This brings the weekly low season base rate down from €155,000 per week to €124,000 per week for these specific dates.

The special only applies to this window of dates, as motor yacht THUMPER, Sunseeker 131 model is so popular – almost all of the rest of June is already booked.

 

THE YACHT

THUMPER is a magnificent combination of performance and custom design with a cool and relaxing interior. Sumptuous textures, stylish art features and a clever layout including side balconies, create spacious living areas.

Her vast sundeck with Jacuzzi, sun loungers, and seating areas is the perfect place for relaxation and entertaining. When not enjoying the exquisite cuisine and service onboard, guests will be kept active by her plethora of watersports toys.

 

SUNSEEKER 130 SPECS & RATES

  • Builder: Sunseeker
  • LOA: 40.05 meters (131 feet 4 inches)
  • Built: 2014
  • Maximum Charter Guests: 10
  • Guest Cabins: 5
  • Crew: 9
  • Summer: Western Med (Monaco yacht charter base)
  • Rate (July & August): €165,000 per week
  • Rate (May, June & September): €155,000 per week

 

KEY FEATURES

  • Spanish Charter license
  • Chic Miami Beach design
  • Side balconies that maximize the sense of space
  • Unique artwork by famed design firm, Based Upon
  • Ingenious layout to optimize service and charter guest comfort
  • Lots of water toys to entertain kids of all ages
  • Exceptional crew led by incredible Captain James Harbord

 

CURRENT BOOKINGS

Start date            End date              Status

13 Mar 2017        17 Mar 2017        Booked: Cannes to Cannes

24 May 2017       29 May 2017       Booked: Monaco to Monaco (Grand Prix Yacht Charter)

30 May 2017       31 May 2017       Booked: Monaco to Monaco

09 Jun 2017         16 Jun 2017       Booked: Monaco to Cannes

17 Jun 2017         24 Jun 2017        Booked: Cannes to Cannes

01 Jul 2017          15 Jul 2017          Option: Monaco to Ibiza

16 Aug 2017        31 Aug 2017        Flexible use: Ibiza to Ibiza

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To take advantage of this special rate, text THUMPER to 305-720-7245 or contact us through our convenient contact us form at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Island Escape –  Feadship Yacht Charter Vessel Commits to Caribbean for Winter 2015

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After extended summer use by her owner, Feadship yacht HURRICANE RUN has committed to the upcoming winter 2015 Caribbean charter season.

Feadship yacht Hurricane Run profile on yacht charter

As of the date of this post, the yacht’s calendar is wide open for bookings in St. Martin, St Barts, and the Virgin Islands.  For year-end reservations over the Christmas or New Year’s holidays, the yacht requires a minimum 10-night reservation.  Charters of 5 nights or longer will be accepted for all other open dates.

Her weekly rental rate is $350,000 for the holidays, and $295,000 for all other winter dates.  Rates are plus all running expenses – items such as food, fuel, dockage, etc.

Built in 2009, Feadship yacht HURRICANE RUN was the recipient of the 2010 world Superyacht Award for “Best Interior Layout and Best Interior.”  Her bright, contemporary interior was designed by the famous Terence Disdale.

Onboard amenities include:

  • Excellent sundeck layout
  • Large swim platform
  • Enormous saloon
  • Mini gymnasium which can be converted into a guest cabin for a nanny or security staff
  • Zero-speed stabilization for comfort while at anchor
  • Fast, reliable WIFI internet
  • Full-beam master suite with private study

Her crew received an excellent testimonial from a charterer last December:

“It is not possible to have another New Year celebration experience like we had on Hurricane Run! No words can describe the Hurricane Run crew. Our children, grandchildren, nanny and I have made lifetime friends with each one. We can never thank you enough for such a special week!”

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Contact us right away to reserve Hurricane Run for your next family vacation in paradise.

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It’s Random Acts of Kindness Week  #RAKWeek – Spread the Kindness

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RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS WEEK

The week of February 14-20 is your chance to ramp up the idea of “being kind” as the world celebrates Random Acts of Kindness Week, 2016.  Let’s extend Random Acts of Kindness Week!!!

 

THE FOUNDATION

Created by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, the week-long event is a way for all of us to “…step up your acts of kindness, be loud with your generosity, and commit to being a better person throughout the year. We believe kindness is a daily practice, but this is a week to celebrate and inspire others to join you.”

 

HOW TO BE KIND

There are soooo many things we can do, and sooo many ways to get involved.  All it takes is a bit of time — and a big heart!

 

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS THAT ANYONE CAN DO

  • Smile at or wave to a stranger
  • Hand a cold drink to a police officer directing traffic
  • Compliment a parent on how well-behaved his/her child is
  • Defend someone who’s being unfairly bashed on the internet
  • Put your phone away when you’re at dinner or having a conversation
  • Compliment an employee to his/her boss
  • Donate that bag of clothing items that you really didn’t want to part with yet…
  • Let a person with just a few items check out in front of you at the store
  • Write a thank you note on paper – the snail mail kind – and send it!
  • Give an unexpected gratuity to an employee who’s gone above and beyond for you
  • Write a nice comment on a random blog
  • Say thank you to a postal carrier
  • Give a tip to a janitor because the cleanliness is appreciated and made your day
  • Buy an extra umbrella and give it to someone in need when it’s raining
  • Do something nice and remain anonymous!
  • Buy lemonade from kids’ lemonade stands – and compliment them (always)
  • Change your phone’s alert ringtone to Temple Bells, and every time the bell chimes, state something for which you are grateful (Jana Sheeder calls these bells, “Gratitude Bells“)

 

REAL LIFE EXAMPLE

From yesterday:

We were inspecting private yacht charter vessels at the inaugural Superyacht Miami Show, when I noticed our company President, Jana Sheeder, bent over picking something up on the docks.  A few minutes later, I saw her do it again.  I asked her what she was doing, and she proceeded to lay a handful of objects out on the dock for us to see.  It was small items of debris – a used book of matches, some plastic, a metal bolt, and more. “Any of these objects could end up in the water, possibly harming the marine environment or adding to our problems with plastic pollution at sea.  It only took a couple of moments to stop and pick these items up and try to make a difference.

Miscellaneous trash items found on dock of yacht marina laid out on the top of a metal dock box

 

 

 

 

 

KINDNESS AND GENEROSITY

Suddenly, I found myself looking down as I walked along the dock, hoping I too could “chip in” and do my small part…   Generosity and kindness are contagious, and it feels so good to do random things for others and for our community!

 

MOTIVATION

Need a little more motivation to jump feet-first into Random Act of Kindness Week?  Sign the online “Kindness Pledge,” and you’ll be on your way to inspire others to do their part in making a kinder world for everyone.

SIGN the pledge here:  https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/rakweek2016#pledge-form

 

 

SHARE YOUR RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS

We’d love to hear your suggestions of Random Acts of Kindness. Please leave them in the comments section for others to follow your lead in kind acts!

Have a kinder, generous week everyone…  Thank you for making a difference and for being the change with us!

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Jana Sheeder, CEO of 1-800-YACHTCHARTERS Balances Work with Animal Rights

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ABOUT JANA SHEEDER

Arranging luxury yacht charter vacations for celebrities and corporate titans requires Jana Sheeder to mix and mingle with the rich and famous. She frequently attends exclusive cocktail parties and special events. She can be seen, for example, at the Super Bowl and the Sony Ericsson Miami Open tennis tournament. While it sounds glamorous, Sheeder is quick to tell you she is happiest in work boots and gloves, cleaning a horse stable at an animal sanctuary.

Arranging  a Caribbean or Mediterranean yacht charter vacation on a superyacht is my vocation, but my passion is animal welfare,” says Sheeder, President and CEO of 1-800-YACHT CHARTERS.

Photograph of Jana Sheeder behind the steering wheel of a motoryacht at anchor. She is wearing black pants and red shirt.

 

PRESIDENT SCHEDULE

Hers is a balancing act that requires tight scheduling and unwavering commitment to protecting abused and homeless animals. A typical day begins with releasing butterflies that Jana has raised to help pollinate the environment.  A bit later, business meetings and emails to prospective megayacht charter customers are underway.  Throw in the occasional personal inspection of a newly built superyacht.  Later in the day, Sheeder exchanges her business suit for denim, as she heads to the local animal shelter to assist in a pet adoption event.

 

WEEKENDS FOR JANA

Weekends are a blur, as Sheeder often volunteers to help transport 5 to 25 rescued dogs and cats to a sanctuary 100 miles away. When not transporting animals, Sheeder spends time at a horse sanctuary, feeding and caring for abused and abandoned horses.  Sanctuaries also have other livestock, for instance, goats, chickens, cows, and pigs, all of which add to the work life balance for Jana.

Photograph of Jana Sheeder kissing the nose of a white horse. Jana is sitting in front of the horse photo backdrop and is facing the horse

 

JANA IN THE NEWS

Recently, Sheeder drew the attention of TV’s Animal Planet as well as radio, news media, and newspapers.  A serial cat killing spree left over two dozen dead and mutilated cats in South Florida.  Sheeder worked with local animal rights advocates to arrange a safety seminar for hundreds of residents. A suspect was arrested just three days before the seminar. Sheeder cancelled the seminar and used the allocated time to spend the day volunteering at the county animal shelter!

It’s all about making a difference in others’ lives – human AND animal.

Photograph of Jana Sheeder standing next to the ocean during a beach cleanup. She is holding a grabber in one hand and a trash bag in the other. She is wearing a visor, gloves, and high boots.

Book your private luxury yacht charter through 1-800 Yacht Charters to make a difference together.

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