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Amels Brews Magical Elixir 4You…Yacht Charters Will Never Be the Same

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AMELS YACHT CHARTER DISCOUNTS

Thinking about a St Barts yacht charter this December on a comfortable, head-turning megayacht?  If you are, we have great news.

LIMITED EDITION 180’s

Two Amels Limited Editions 180 superyachts have just announced plans to head to the Caribbean this winter, and both will remain in the area through Spring 2017.

 

ELIXIR and 4YOU

Amels motor yachts ELIXIR and 4YOU, Limited Editions 180 models are available this December. Specifically, 2016 through April, 2017 for British Virgin Island yacht charter reservations. Furthermore, they avail south in the area of St. Martin and St Barts, as well.

4you-yacht-charter-superyacht-motoryacht-profile

 

Amels yacht 4YOU, a 2012 build, features a stunning contemporary Laura Sessa interior.  She sleeps 10 to 12 in 6 guest cabins.  Newer yacht ELIXIR offers accommodations for 10 guests in 5 cabins.  She also boasts a Laura Sessa interior. In addition, she is a bit more eclectic than 4YOU.

ELIXIR superyacht

The Limited Editions AMELS 180 series by naval architect Tim Heywood is ever-evolving.  Specifically, it is one of the most refined and smooth-functioning yachts in the 55-meter range. The Master suite has folding balcony. There are also two more balconies attached to the main desk salon.

The roomy Sun Deck is 25 meters long. It has a luxury space of 155 square meters.  This is quite possibly the largest sun deck you encounter on any 55 meter charter vessel.

The yachts’ rates begin at €275,000 per week.  Further, they are up to €310,000 per week for holiday dates.

To plan your own yacht charter vacation on 4You, Elixir, or any other yacht, contact yacht charter specialists at 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Destination Caribbean: Where is St Barts?

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BEYONCE AND JAY-Z RENT PRIVATE YACHTS

 

Photograph of Jay Z and Beyonce on a boat ride. JayZ is wearing a blue and white horizontally striped short sleeved shirt and white pants. Beyonce is wearing a white tank top and her long hair is down. Jay-Z is waving to the camera. Beyonce is smiling.

Pop superstars Beyonce and Jay Z enjoy a boat ride

 

 

Want to experience a Caribbean yacht charter like a celebrity?  Then look no further than the exclusive island of Saint Barthélemy, better known as St Barts.

Aerial view of the island of St Barts in the Caribbean. There are many sailboats and motoryachts at anchor and in the marina.

Aerial view of beautiful St Barts in the Caribbean


BEAUTIFUL ST. BARTS

Always sunny with very little rain, the tiny island has become famous for celebrity sightings, especially during the year-end holidays where all-night New Year’s Eve yacht hops and parties capture the attention of the global newswires.  

 

Photograph of Gwen Stefani talking on the telephone while standing at the back of a yacht. She is wearing a long flowing skirt and a bikini top. Her blonde hair is up on top of her head, and she is wearing white sunglasses

Singer Gwen Stefani talks on telephone at the back of yacht

 

CELEBRITY PLAYGROUND

A playground for billionaire superyacht owners and pop culture icons, the scene in St Barts between Christmas and New Years is unlike anywhere else in the world.  From Mariah Carey and Sean “P Diddy” Combs, to Beyonce , Jay Z and Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore – all have spent time lounging on the sundeck of a multi-million dollar luxury mega yacht charter vessel dockside in the island’s Gustavia marina.

 

Photograph of motoryacht A from the back. Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore are leaving the yacht to go to St. Barts

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore seen leaving motor yacht A, to go ashore in St Barts

 

 

 

HOLLYWOOD SOUTH

So just where is St Barts, the island paradise dubbed, “Hollywood South?”

 

 

WHERE IS ST. BARTS?

St. Barts is a tiny island situated in the French West Indies.  Located 17°55’ north and 62°50’ west, just below the Tropic of Cancer, and north of the chain of the Lesser Antilles.  Puerto Rico is 240 km (about 160 miles) to the west. 

Map of the Caribbean. Drawing.

St. Barts – Caribbean map

 

 

ALL ABOUT SAINT BARTS

St. Barts lies 35 km southeast of Saint Martin, separated by the Saint-Barthélemy Channel. It lies northeast of Saba and St Eustatius, and north of St Kitts. Some small satellite islets belong to St. Barts including Île Chevreau, Île Frégate, Île Toc Vers, and Île Tortue. A much bigger islet, Île Fourchue, lies to the north of the island, in the Saint-Barthélemy Channel. Other nearby islets include Coco, the Roques (or little Turtle rocks), and Sugarloaf.  

Seven thousand kilometers separate St Barts from Paris, but it is just 2500 from New York (about a 4 hour flight).

 

HOW TO RENT A YACHT?

Why not rent a private yacht and join your favorite celebrities this winter for a week in a tropical paradise?  Contact the SailAway and 1-800 Yacht Charters destination professionals at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ for more information.

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Mango Mango Yacht Services Provides Key Support to Luxury Yacht Charter Vessels

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Kevin Lawrie calls himself a “Facilitator.”  Some superyacht captains have a more fitting moniker for him:  “Miracle Man.

Since 2015, Lawrie has operated Mango Mango Yacht and Villas Services, on the island of St Barts in the Caribbean.

WHO IS MANGO?

Lawrie is a yacht agent, a rather non-descriptive title.  He is an integral participant in most private luxury yacht charter trips passing through the Caribbean. For example, St Barts and other nearby ports of call (e.g. Nevis, St Kitts, Anguilla, etc.) need him. A yacht agent’s services include assistance with immigration and port services.  They also include banking, provisioning, and charter guest and yacht crew concierge services.  Lastly, they make medical arrangements and purchase yacht parts.

 

Kevin Lawrie, Mango-Mango yacht facilitator

 

YACHT SERVICES

Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters, explains the vital role yacht agencies like Mango Mango play in the yacht charter industry.

 

“Our responsibility is to deliver The Superyacht Experience to our clients,” says Sheeder. “The hiring of the yacht is just one component of a successful charter.  Our goal is to use the yacht as the platform to deliver an unequalled and flawless vacation for our clients.  While the captains of the yachts are responsible to create an itinerary for the clients, it is often the yacht agent who coordinates the logistics for the yacht before it arrives at a particular destination.”

 

WHAT CAN THE MANGO TEAM DO FOR YOU?

They can

  • First, arrange dockage for a yacht days before arrival in St Barts.  Once in port, assist the crew in clearing the charter guests through customs
  • Second, order provisions.  Crews will often send Lawrie a list of provisions requested by the onboard guests, and Lawrie will make arrangements for these items to be delivered to the yacht
  • Third, organize onshore activities.  Captains will call Lawrie before arrival with a list of activities the charter guests wish to enjoy while in St. Barts

 

YACHT CHARTER MAVEN / PRESIDENT COMMENTS

“A captain and his crew need to focus on the safe operation of the yacht while the charter guests are onboard,” explains Sheeder. “You don’t want a captain or the crew spending time on the phone or Internet trying to organize sighstseeing tours, arranging dockage, or making restaurant reservations.”

 

YACHT AGENT EXPERTISE

This is where Lawrie and Mango Mango excel.  Many important details are handled by yacht agents.  When performed well, it’s a seamless, professional process – invisible to the charter guests.  All the charter guests see is an empty slip in a marina, ready for their arrival.  As they disembark, a driver is standing by, with a car or limousine – ready to take them where they want to go.  There’s no need for charter guests to stand in line at the local customs office, because Lawrie has already cleared the passengers, using passport details forwarded to him via email by the yacht’s captain.  Fuel and fresh provisions will be delivered to the yacht, so when the charter guests are ready to depart for the next port of call, the yacht and crew are ready to go.

 

YACHT OWNERS REACH OUT

Many times, a yacht owner who normally keeps his/her yacht in the Mediterranean will decide to re-position to the Caribbean for the winter season.  Often, the crews of these yachts are not familiar with the islands of the Caribbean, and are at a loss when it comes to necessary yacht services – fuel bunkering, entry requirements, foreign currency exchanges, etc.   For these yachts and crew, Lawrie is truly a miracle worker.  Sheeder points out, “Not only does Kevin handle the typical yacht services, he’s available 24/7 for the little things that seem to pop up out of nowhere.  If a crewmember suddenly breaks a tooth, Kevin will jump right in and secure an emergency appointment with a local dentist.”

 

YACHT OFFICER COMMENTS

Scott Macahonic, Chief Officer of M/Y Spirit understands the value of a local yacht agency like Mango Mango:

We have used Kevin numerous times over the last two seasons in St.Barths, and I can’t even tell you the number of ‘potential guest situations’ he has gotten us out of! New Year’s eve table reservations, 20 person taxi with no warning, coconuts immediately, fresh fish when needed. You name it…he’s helped us always in a professional, quick and friendly manner. We will definitely be using him the next time we can get back to the beautiful island of St.Barths.”

  

VILLA SERVICES

Mango Mango has expanded their services to also include villas. They provide:

  • Villa Management
    • Arrangement & coordination of all contractors (pool, garden, plumbing, electric)
    • Administration & payment of all accounts & services for the villa
    • Housekeeping, chefs, babysitting & personal security services
    • Meet & Greet at the airport / yacht / ferry
    • Freshest products provisioning
    • Exclusive concierge services

 

ST BARTS OPEN-4-BUSINESS

While recent hurricanes Irma and Maria brought much destruction to the Caribbean including St Barts, Lawrie states the island is up and running and ready for visitors.

“St Barts is effectively open for business this winter season,” says Lawrie, “and we would love to see you down here and we can promise that it will be a memorable season offering you the same level of professionalism as usual and you will be welcomed with open arms and a warm smile wherever you go ashore.”

Well said, Miracle Man!

 

HOW TO REACH MY YACHT AGENT?

For up-to-date information about scheduled post-hurricane restaurant and hotel openings in St Barts, or to rent a luxury villa, contact Mango Mango Yacht and Villa Services at + 590 690 77 81 13 or email: hello@mangomangosbh.com

 

HOW SOON SHOULD I BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

 

In conclusion, plan your Superyacht Experience on a St Barts yacht charter vacation NOW.  Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at 305-720-7245 or via our convenient online form at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ .

Hurry.  Yachts for your Caribbean Yacht Charter holidays are booking quickly!

 

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