Industry experts predict the continued growth of the yacht charter market in 2016. Retail charter brokers identify new and exciting destinations and opportunities for their clients. With the help of yacht maven Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters, we take a look at 2 more. Unique 2016 yachting vacations are spring’s most epic getaways.
HELI-SKIING YACHT CHARTER GREENLAND
At first glance, the idea of snow skiing and yachting seem mutually exclusive. Typically, if you want to go boating in the winter or spring, you jet off for the warm waters of the Caribbean. Conversely, a ski vacation normally occurs far away from any yachting destinations, in a mountainous area like Vail or Kitzbühel
All the more reason a combination ski trip and yachting holiday is about as unique as it gets, as one of the world’s largest yachts for hire will be offering heli-skiing charters along the coast of the world’s largest island!
The 254 foot ice-breaking Icon motor yacht LEGEND is offering adventure charters in Greenland, from April through June, 2016. She features guest accommodations for 26 passengers – perfect for private groups and large families.
GLACIERS AND ICEBERGS
Glaciers and icebergs make Greenland a unique destination. The alpine ranges south of the Arctic Circle in western Greenland are known for coastal heli-skiing on peaks up to 6500 feet (2,000 meters) and skiers can glide almost to the edge where the glaciers meet the sea.
As Jana Sheeder explains, the adventure goes far beyond the slopes.
“Motor yacht LEGEND has been specifically outfitted with a wide array of watersports equipment and toys for exploration.The yacht carries a small submarine for exploring under the ice pack, as well as kayaks, and snowmobiles. If you’re into adventure and exploration, this yacht has tremendous appeal.”
Onboard amenities include a cinema room, Balinese-style spa, gymnasium, and on-deck Jacuzzi large enough for 16 people.
Rates begin at €75900 per day with a 5 day minimum reservation required.
SOLAR ECLIPSE YACHT CHARTER SOUTHEAST ASIA
If skiing and polar exploration is not your thing, an exotic warm-weather escape might be more appealing, especially when you throw in one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles.
The world’s largest wooden sailing yacht is offering a rare opportunity to witness a celestial event in an environmentally vibrant, and culturally rich corner of our world.
Sail yacht LAMIMA is offering a 10-day adventure cruising the waters of Raja Ampat, Indonesia where on March 9, 2016 at 8:58am all onboard will witness a full solar eclipse.
COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENTS
“Scientists have said one of the optimal viewing points on the earth to see the full effect of the eclipse is in the area of Raja Ampat,” says Sheeder. “We often encourage our clients to plan their private yacht charter vacations around the full moon, but experiencing a solar eclipse from an ocean vantage point is truly unique.”
ALL ABOUT INDONESIA
Indonesia offers diverse wildlife and world’s best snorkeling and diving sites. Sailing yacht LAMIMA has an extensive watersports inventory including kayaks, paddleboard, and a full inventory of SCUBA gear for both Padi and Nitrox certified divers. The crew includes a spa therapist and a local tour guide.
The ALL-INCLUSIVE 10-night charter rate for the solar eclipse excursion is $200,000 for up to 14 guests. Can’t make it for the big celestial event? The yacht’s regular weekly rate is $140,000. It can be pro-rated for trips as short as 5 days.
Sheeder hopes to organize more unique yachting excursions throughout 2016.
“We deliver The Superyacht Experience™ to our clients.We understand our clients want to immerse themselves and participate in unique cultural events. Skiing in Greenland and witnessing a solar eclipse in Indonesia are perfect opportunities to experience an epic eco-friendly adventure. What a great way to reconnect with family and friends, embrace diverse cultures, and rejuvenate mind, body, and spirit!”
WHICH DESTINATION DO YOU CHOOSE?
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The hottest trend in yachting continues this summer. Motor yacht LEGEND joins a growing fleet of luxury yacht charter vessels forgoing the Mediterranean. She heads to the extreme Arctic and Northern Europe for amazing adventures.
A winter expedition in Antarctica relocates Icon yacht LEGEND to northern Europe for the summer. She stops in the Spring in the frozen tundra of Greenland. Charters secure by action-seeking travelers in both May and June already.
READY FOR ADVENTURE?
Activities offered aboard this yacht charter boat include whale watching, heliskiing (heli-skiing), and rides via dog sleds and snow scooters.
Ultra-luxury expedition yachts enter the charter market daily. The adventure travel movement reached the luxury sector of the market. Adventure travel is no longer only for budget-conscious. Specifically, willingly “roughing it” in hostels and tents. Expedition superyachts enable upscale travelers the experience. In specific, adventure travel vacation with incredible creature comforts.
WHICH YACHTS OFFER ADVENTURE?
The growing list of yachts offering activity-oriented charters in the Arctic and northern Europe include 229-foot superyacht SHERAKHAN and 205-foot Icon yacht BATON ROUGE (in Norway in June). In addition, 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.
LEGEND KEY FEATURES
She is, indeed, incredible. The yacht offers a commercially-certified helipad, 3-man submarine, and an ice-breaking hull. Guests enjoy snow scooters (snowmobiles), a Balinese spa, and onboard cinema. Above all, an aft-deck heated pool, gymnasium, and 26 guests in 13 luxury staterooms.
Yes, indeed –this luxury yacht charter vessel has many features. For instance, the helicopter and the 3-person submarine. This yacht allows guests to explore from entirely new angles. Without a doubt, guests relax and watch movies in the cinema. They definitely get massages in the Balinese-themed spa below deck. Guests enjoy cocktails on deck in the ultra-heated Jacuzzi. Lastly, just cuddle up by the fireplace with a good book. The gymnasium affords additional health and wellness. In addition to this, active guests explore on the snow scooters. Additionally, they encounter wildlife on land. Of course, perfect photo opportunities add to a memorable vacation of a lifetime.
A big “plus” of many expedition yachts is size. Specifically, the ability to accommodate large families and groups of friends. Especially, since most luxury charter yachts take a maximum of 12 passengers. Whereas yachts like LEGEND and SHERAKHAN both legally and comfortably accommodate 26 guests.
She is a busy lady. Hurry and join her calendar! Her bookings include 22nd December to 6th January 2019 / King George Island to King George Island (Antarctica). In addition, 6th to 13th January 2019 / King George Island to King George Island (Antarctica). Also, 11th to 18th May 2019 / Ilulissat to Ilulissat (Greenland). Subsequently, 8th to 15th June 2019 / Kangerlussuaq to Ilulissat (Greenland). Without a doubt, a popular yacht.
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
Cost is 460,000€ per week. This 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. Last but not least, a crew gratuity is optional and at the charter’s discretion.
Ready to plan an Alaska yacht charter vacation? Is the Antarctic calling for you? For more information, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters today at toll-free North America +1.800.922.4824 / local and international +1.305.253.7245 or via our online inquiry form at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/
She represents one of the major challenges in yacht design, for instance, creating a look that is distinctive but not outlandish. Trinity yacht MINE GAMES, a trideck superyacht, has just the right balance. Her deck house side windows nest in elongated ovals to create a sleeker superstructure. Her prominent bow and raised bulwarks make her look much larger.
At last news of a $1.5 million price reduction for the 49.9m superyacht. St. Martin yacht charter enthusiasts need not worry – MINE GAMES remains available for luxury yacht charter. She is available in both the Bahamas and the Virgin and Leeward islands of the Caribbean.
MINE GAMES is a 2007 build – conforming to ABS class and MCA compliance. She accommodates up to 12 guests. Her accommodations include a master, three doubles, and a twin. Her twin includes a Pullman berth. The yacht cruises at a swift 18 knots.
EXTERIOR AND TOYS
Mine Games is helicopter-capable, and she has a very large swim platform/beach deck. To sweeten the deal, a Triton two-person submarine (a favorite toy for yacht charter guests) is included in the new asking price of $31.45 million.
COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENT
Jana Sheeder, President and Co-owner of 1-800 Yacht Charters and SailAway Yacht Charter Consultants says of the yacht,
“MINE GAMES has always been a favorite in the yacht charter marketplace. Her submarine, in particular, has made her a standout, and it has been a huge draw for people interested in a new experience during their vacations. Unique toy + gorgeous yacht = winning combination.”
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