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Did She Really Offer That???

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What could be better than a Phuket yacht charter odyssey for a full week?   The answer is a glorious TEN nights in Thailand, onboard a luxury yacht charter vessel for the price of SEVEN nights!


Imagine saving a whopping 30% off your next superyacht experience 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



We were a bit surprised as well, yet that’s the offer that was tendered to us today, by Gayle of Camper & Nicholsons.  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 being 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.”



Readers of our blog know we have 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.



  • 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



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.  To check availability and learn more about chartering private luxury yacht Lamima, CLICK

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Experience Rugged Greenland & Beyond Onboard Yacht LEGEND

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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.


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:


  • 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.



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




  • 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)



  • 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



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.



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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Rare Hi-Season Discount On Yacht Orient Star For Greece Yacht Charter Vacations

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Profile of motoryacht Orient Star


While it is fairly common to see superyachts offer reduced rates for low-season private luxury yacht charters, it is rare when a 47 meter yacht announces reduced rates for the highly-sought summer dates of July and August.

Of course, when such an opportunity presents itself, we want our clients to be the very first to know!


The 154 foot motor yacht ORIENT STAR is offering a 15% discount for any July and August bookings reserved by March 10, 2017.  The discount applies to charters of one week or longer.   In terms of savings, a Greece yacht charter vacation onboard CMB Yachts ORIENT STAR will cost €153,000 per week, versus the published rate of €180,000 per week.  Running expenses, VAT, and optional gratuity are additional.



Read through this entire blog, then when you get to the bottom, you’ll discover a special bonus offer, just for Charterers who reserve this, or any other yacht, through 1-800 Yacht Charters!!!




Truly spectacular yacht, super yacht ORIENT STAR was built by CMB Yachts and radiates volume, comfort and style.  Primarily available in the most popular summer charter destination – Greece, the yacht owner will also consider charter inquiries for neighboring Turkey.

Luxury accommodations for 10 guests include a master suite on the main deck, with a study (private office) area, walk-in wardrobe and a spacious en suite bathroom.  Below deck there are 2 twin cabins, as well as 2 double staterooms.

This amazing yacht and her professional crew will offer you an unparalleled superyacht experience, in the birthplace of civilization – Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean.



  • 20 – 30 June / Bodrum – Mykonos
  • 3 – 10 August / Bodrum – Rhodes (option)




  • Builder: CMB Yachts
  • LOA: 47 meters (154 feet 2 inches)
  • Built: 2012
  • Maximum Guests: 10
  • Guest Cabins: 5
  • Crew: 9
  • Rate (July, and August): from €180,000 per week
  • Rate (June and September: from €145,000€ per week


  • Highly sophisticated and contemporary bespoke interior by Tara Bernerd & Partners
  • Modern exterior design with plenty of personality
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows on both sides of the upper saloon open onto balconies
  • Immaculate condition
  • Spectacular deck space
  • On-deck Jacuzzi spa tub
  • Zero speed stabilizers – keep yacht stable/comfortable while underway
  • Great assortment of water toys for active guests


For more information about this elegant yacht charter motoryacht, text ORIENT STAR to 3057207245, email Jim Araiza at, or contact the 1-800 Yacht Charter team via our online contact form at



Korres shower gel and body milk superimposed over image of Santorini in Greece

Confirm a Greece yacht charter reservation through 1-800 Yacht Charters, on or before March 10, 2017 aboard ORIENT STAR or any other yacht we represent and receive a €500 credit for KORRES beauty and skin care products.  With boutiques around the world, Korres’ Greek yoghurt-based products are all-natural and include fragrances, as well as bath, body and sun products.  Their wild rose vitamin active brightening oil, is a 2016 “Best of Beauty” award winner by Allure Magazine.

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