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Jingle Bells – Charter Motor Yacht AXIOMA Slashes Christmas Rate

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SPECIAL HOLIDAY RATE

One of the largest yachts available for hire has cut her Caribbean premium-season rate for Christmas week by €60,000.

The 72.5 meter Dunya Yachts motor yacht AXIOMA is currently open for Christmas week, preferably in the Windward islands of the Caribbean.  To entice a reservation, the owner has lowered the rate from €550,000 per week to €490,000 per week – a savings of more than 10%.

 

AXIOMA motoryacht side profile

 

Currently ranked #151 on the list of the world’s largest yachts, super yacht AXIOMA (ex yacht Red Square)  accommodates 12 guests in a master suite, VIP suite, and four guest double cabins, two of which are convertible into twins.

The yacht boasts a beach house-style interior by the legendary designer Alberto Pinto (who sadly passed away before the yacht was launched in 2013).  The interior “wow factor” is off the chain with unique features like an open mezzanine in the main salon, and a media lounge on the owner’s deck.  Exterior amenities are just as amazing, especially the infinity swimming pool, and the large Jacuzzi with a swim-up bar, located on the bridge deck.

Like so many other yachts now focused on the wellness yacht charter concept, the yacht also boasts a full gym, massage room, and steam room…

This stunning superyacht is already reserved 27 Dec, 2016 – 3 Jan, 2017, from St Lucia to Canuan;  thus, the owner would like to secure a charter immediately prior to this booking somewhere in the area of St Lucia.

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To reserve superyacht AXIOMA for charter, click https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now/ and a 1-800 Yacht Charter specialist will contact you within 24 hours…

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Motoryacht PARTY GIRL 146 Ready for Caribbean Yacht Charter Action

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At the end of the Caribbean yacht charter season, most megayacht vessels like Christensen Motor yacht PARTY GIRL 146 leave the confines of the island life behind, and begin the three-week migration “across the pond” (the Atlantic ocean). Once there, they prepare for the popular Mediterranean yacht charter season. Super yacht PARTYGIRL 146, however, is not like other luxury yacht charter vessels. 

PARTY GIRL motoryacht profile

The owner of this 2008 Christensen motoryacht prefers the warmth and privacy found only in the Caribbean. While the other owners take their lavish toys to see and be seen in Monte Carlo, this 146′ megayacht nearly has the entire Caribbean to herself (and her fortunate few yacht charter customers).

Based in the warm waters of St. Lucia, this wonderful charter yacht and her crew are ready to share their rainforest island home with anyone intrigued by the slow-paced lifestyle of the Grenadine chain of the Caribbean.

Water-oriented travelers will love the toy inventory found aboard this 44.50 meter luxury megayacht. The list includes a 37′ Intrepid tender, two 18 foot tenders, a three-person waverunner, and towable toys such as a Banana and a kneeboard. For onshore activity, the yacht offers an assortment of beach games, along with volleyball, badminton, horseshoes, kites, and a football.

The onboard amenities are amazing – so impressive that the megayacht was selected as the 2008 “Best of the Best” by the luxury lifestyle magazine, Robb Report.

Super yacht PARTY GIRL 146 can accommodate 12 guests in 6 luxurious staterooms.

Christensen yacht PARTY GIRL’s online brochure.

For further details or to book your own private luxury yacht charter vacation aboard PARTY GIRL 146 or any other luxury yacht, please contact the charter specialists at 1-800 Yacht Charters

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Saint Lucia Yacht Charter – Packing Tips

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“My family is planning a Caribbean yacht charter vacation on a crewed sailboat. We’re going to start in St. Lucia and are curious how we should pack, based on the weather.  Thanks,   Terry K.” 

Aerial photograph of a cove on the island of St. Lucia in the Caribbean. The cove has about 5 boats anchored there.

Hi Terry,

Thank you for your question.

While most customers focus on St Thomas yacht rentals in the Virgin Islands, we are excited to hear that you and your family are headed further south, to enjoy a Windward Islands yacht charter.  The scenery is quite different from that in the Virgin Islands — there are tall mountains, waterfalls, and rainforests – it’s truly a subtropical wonderland!

We checked with the crew of sail yacht CERULEAN, a crewed catamaran yacht charter vessel that spends the winter in the Windward Islands (also known as The Grenadines).   Here are their suggestions for you: 

  • Lightweight clothing is suitable as the climate is tropical. Perhaps a pullover for the evening.
  • When venturing ashore for the evening, smart casual is widely acceptable in the Grenadines.
  • Bring along your favorite hat. Polarized sunglasses are a must! 
  • Water tolerant shoes or flip flops that are comfortable, easily worn, and easily removed are best.
  • A lightweight UV skin guard for snorkeling is of comfort to yourself.
No need to pack toiletries since items such as shampoo, toothpaste, shaving cream and sunblock.  Those items are readily available on almost every charter vessel in the Caribbean.
Have a great trip, and don’t forget to take lots of pictures!
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St Lucia Works to Bolster Yacht Charter Market

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Aerial photograph of St. Lucia. Pitons mountains appear in the background.

St. Lucia, Caribbean

ST. LUCIA GOVERNMENT POLICIES

St. Lucia makes a move to bolster and support cruising in its waters.  The government announced new, revised policies regarding yachting. 

 

GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

Policies are announced by the St Lucia Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation.  They create rules to stimulate growth in St. Lucia’s yachting sector.  New rules facilitate clearing in and out of the country. They also ease taxation and include many other benefits.

 

CHANGES

There are five changes.  For instance,

  1. 100% waiver on income tax from operations for the first 5 years for local charter companies with a minimum of 1 captain and 3 crew members and a fleet of 3 or more power or sailing vessels
  2. Approval has been given for the formation of a Yachting Committee, that falls under the purview of the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation and will incorporate all relevant institutions that function to regulate the yachting sector in St. Lucia

Additional Changes

Third,  100% waiver of import duty and consumption tax on boat safety equipment and watercraft activity equipment, which includes sport fishing, SCUBA diving, kite surfing and other water sports, subject to verification of the Bill of Quantities by the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation for 5 years from date of cabinet conclusion
Photograph of a man kitesurfing. He is airborne. His kike is fully-inflated. He is over the water, and his shadow is below him. The sun is shining overhead, and there is a mountain in the distance.

Kitesurfing in St. Lucia on yacht charter

FINAL CHANGES

Fourth,  100% waiver of import duty and consumption tax on all equipment and materials imported or purchased locally for use in the establishment of infrastructure to service yachts over period of 5 years, subject to verification and approval of the Bill of Quantities by the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation

Finally, the Government of Saint Lucia has waived the visa requirements for Russian and Australian nationals so that Russian and Australian nationals no longer require visas to enter Saint Lucia.

 

JANA SHEEDER, COMPANY PRESIDENT, COMMENTS

Jana Sheeder, President of SailAway Yacht Charters and 1-800 Yacht Charters applauds the new regulations.  Says Sheeder,

“These changes will benefit everyone in the yachting industry, from owners and their crews, to charter guests and yacht service businesses.  Most importantly,  bolstering the yacht industry will have a positive economic impact on the residents of St. Lucia.”

Sheeder is especially excited at the prospect of easing visa restrictions for Russian travelers. 

Caribbean yacht charter vacations are extremely popular with Russian customers,” says Sheeder.  “Any steps we can take to facilitate their ability to travel freely will encourage more Russians to visit the islands by boat.”

 

BOOK YOUR OWN PRIVATE YACHT CHARTER

In conclusion, contact the SailAway and 1-800 Yacht Charters destination specialists at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ to plan a winter yachting holiday.

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UPDATED: United Airlines Flights to St. Lucia. Good News For Caribbean Yacht Charter Clients

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UPDATE!  Current Domestic Flights on American Airlines for your St Lucia Yacht Charter Experience!  

For US-based travelers, here is the March 2017 updated list of major cities with American Airlines service to St Lucia:

 

From:                                                             To:

Boston, MA (BOS)                                         Castries LC (UVF)

Chicago, IL (ORD – O’Hare)                        Castries LC (UVF)

Cleveland, OH (CLE)                                    Castries LC (UVF)

Detroit, MI (DTW)                                       Castries LC (UVF)

Houston, TX (IAH – Intercontinental)       Castries LC (UVF)

Los Angeles, CA (LAX)                                 Castries LC (UVF)

New York/Newark, NJ (EWR – Liberty)    Castries LC (UVF)

Pittsburgh, PA (PIT)                                     Castries LC (UVF)

San Francisco, CA (SFO)                             Castries LC (UVF)

Washington, DC (IAD – Dulles)                  Castries LC (UVF)

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The idea of enjoying a Caribbean yacht charter in St. Lucia just got a whole lot easier, as United Airlines adds the tiny island nation to its network of flights to the Caribbean from the United States. 

The air carrier’s inaugural flight flew on July 11th, 2015, from Newark, New Jersey’s Liberty Airport, to St. Lucia’s Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) on Saturday.   United will offer one flight a week on Saturdays, from Newark to St. Lucia, on a 154-seat Boeing 737-800 jet.

caribbean yacht charter clients can now fly to St. Lucia with United Airlines
Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters welcomed the news.  “In looking at United’s domestic schedule, it appears customers will be able to connect to Newark from 22 cities in the U.S., including Chicago, Boston and Washington,” says Sheeder.  “This is great news for our clients seeking a private yacht charter in the Windward Islands of the Caribbean, as the biggest challenge for years has been the scarcity of flights.” 

In the past, it was necessary to connect in Puerto Rico or St Martin and take regional flights to get to destinations such as St Lucia and St Vincent.

Long a popular stop for the cruise ship industry, the addition of direct flights will make it easier for North Americans to experience the beauty of St Lucia from the deck of a private yacht.  Charter clients will be treated to the views of the spectacular twin mountains known as the Pitons.  The island is also known for its uncrowded volcanic beaches, quaint fishing villages, reef-diving sites, and lush rainforests and waterfalls.

yacht charter caribbean st. lucia pitons waterfalls caribe tropical


Sheeder believes eco-friendly yacht charter options are the best way to enjoy St. Lucia.  “With constant trade winds, a quiet, but spirited vacation on sailboat is the ideal way to enjoy a St. Lucia yacht charter experience.”  Sheeder recommends the affordability and comfort of a catamaran, with room for the whole family.  “There are great, affordable, family-oriented yachts, with crews adept at entertaining children of all ages, with exciting games and watersports,” claims Sheeder.   

Some of the crewed catamaran yacht charter vessels recommended by Sheeder include Sunreef 62 sail yacht CATSY, Lagoon 620 sail boat catamaran CROCODILE DADDY, and the speedy Gunboat 66 sail catamaran TIGER LILY.

Flight availability for your private luxury yacht charter vacation is just that much more convenient with more commercial airlines offering availability to the area.

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To charter your own private luxury yacht in St. Lucia (or the Bahamas, the South of France, the Italian Riviera, Croatia and Sardinia, Greece, Turkey, Southeast Asia, the South Pacific or beyond), contact 1-800 Yacht Charters by calling 1-800-YACHTCHARTERS (922-4824), via our online yacht charter form, or by email to info@1800yachtcharters.com .  Our Team is truly honored to work with you.

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