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Britain’s Richest Woman Takes Delivery of UK’s Largest Luxury Yacht Charter Vessel

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Photograph of the stern quarter profile of a luxury superyacht. Inset photo at top right corner, in a circle, is the face of Britain's richest woman, Kirsty Bertarelli

Vava II and Britain’s Richest Woman

 

UK’s WEALTHIEST WOMAN

Presenting the largest private luxury yacht built in Britain.  The yacht is delivered to the UK’s wealthiest woman, Kirsty Bertarelli. The yacht’s maiden voyage to the Caribbean began. 

 

VAVA II

On Friday, March 2, the 90 meter motor yacht VAVA II left.  It went from the Devonport shipyard in Plymouth.  The 314 foot superyacht (priced at £100 million) commissioned for former Miss UK. Gift recipient is 40 year old Kirsty Bertarelli.  Gift giver is her billionaire husband, Ernesto Bertarelli, 46.

 

TYCOON DETAILS

What does Bertarelli do?  He is a Swiss pharmaceutical tycoon.  The man is reputedly worth £6.8 billion.  This wealth makes him the 81st richest man in the world.  He is the fifth richest man in the UK.  He had megayacht VAVA II built by Plymouth-based Pendennis Plus (formerly Devonport Yachts).

Photograph of a large white motoryacht at anchor in front of a large grass covered rock. Blue sky with clouds above. Yacht facing left.

Superyacht VAVA II

 

 

 

YACHT DETAILS

The “big white boat” has many features. For instance, a fold-down beach club, and a pool. The pool can can be varied in depth to cater for guest preferences.

 

 

CHARTER MARKET SPECIFICATIONS

Superyacht VAVA II was designed by Redman Whitely Dixon, with interior styling by Remi Tessier. The yacht is built to SOLAS-36 passenger ship standards and will set a new standard in the charter market for 2012 and beyond.

 

 

KIRSTY REOPER BERTARELLI

Kirsty Bertarelli (formerly Kirsty Roper) won Miss UK in 1988 when she was 17. She now lives in Switzerland.

 

BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

In conclusion, view the world’s largest yachts available for hire at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/largest-yachts/

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Famous Superyacht Owner Says He Makes Stupid Money

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The cover of Vanity Fair magazine, featuring Johnny Depp, who is a yacht owner

Johnny Depp, yacht owner

A well known owner of a Mediterranean yacht charter vessel charges nearly €100,000 per week. In specific, to rent his yacht.  His day job brings him vast sums of money, however.

Actor Johnny Depp is the owner of the 156′ motor yacht VAJOLIROJA.   Depp opens up about his staggering paychecks. In specific, in the November issue of Vanity Fair magazine.

“Basically, if they’re going to pay me the stupid money right now, I’m going to take it,” he admits in the magazine article.  “I have to. I mean, it’s not for me. Do you know what I mean? At this point, it’s for my kids. It’s ridiculous, yeah, yeah. But ultimately is it for me? No. No. It’s for the kids.”

Depp shot to the top of the list of Hollywood’s highest paid actors. This is thanks to the stellar success of Disney‘s Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise.   Depp is mum on the size of his Pirates “ransom.” A recent report puts his total take in the $300 million range.  This is due to a gross-profit-sharing deal brokered with Disney. To date, the four-film franchise has tallied $3.7 billion in worldwide receipts.  Depp to star in a 5th installment. 

Photograph of brown and white old-fashioned motoryacht owned by Johnny Depp. Depp headshot with him dressed as a pirate is superimposed into the lower left corner of the photo. He is smiling and holding an old-fashioned pistol up by his chin. The words, 75 $ million, are written over the top of the photos.

Johnny Depp yacht, ValJoLiRoJa

It’s believed Depp’s passion for the sea, and his purchase of a mega yacht charter vessel stems from his years of filming the Pirates movies in exotic locales such as the Bahamas.  His yacht, motor yacht VaJoLiRoJa — the boat’s clever name comes from combining the first few letters of each family member’s name, partner Vanessa Paradis, Johnny, and their kids, Lily-Rose and Jack — is a 156 foot yacht of distinctive character, inspired by the classic gentleman’s yachts of the 1930’s. 

The lavishly-styled interior evokes the romance and glamour of a bygone era (with a few pirate-themed hints throughout).


Relive the Golden Era of yachting on board a classic yacht this winter.  Depp’s yacht VAJOLIROJA is available for hire in the Bahamas or St Martin.  It joins another classic-style Caribbean charter yacht,
sail yacht GERMANIA NOVA

In other destinations, classic-styled sail yacht  MONTIGNE is available in the Far East, and in the Mediterranean, sail yacht ATLANTIC and motor yacht CHRISTINA O are available this winter.  Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ to reserve your yacht today.

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Unique Mediterranean Yacht Charter Itinerary Offered By Superyacht TITANIA

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Photograph of big white boat, Titania, underway. Waves lapping at the bottom of the yacht. Dark blue ocean.


UNIQUE ITINERARY ANNOUNCEMENT

The owner of the 72 meter motor yacht TITANIA has announced a unique itinerary, along with a special reduced rate for a two week cruise.

Fusing together Eastern and Western Mediterranean cultures, superyacht TITANIA is set to embark upon a 2-week odyssey from Naples, Italy to Istanbul, Turkey, October 6 to 22, 2012.Charter guests can visit and explore the magical islands of Stromboli, Corfu, Santorini, Crete, Mykonos and Rhodes.

WHAT DOES THE ITINERARY INCLUDE?

For this special itinerary and these set dates, the owner has reduced the charter price from the published weekly rate of  €550,000 per week to €350,000  a 36% reduction.  At 72 meters, M/Y TITANIA is the perfect yacht for extended cruising. With seven stunning staterooms, including two magnificent master suites she comfortably accommodates up to 12 guests in complete luxury.

PROFESSIONAL CREW

With two full-time experienced chefs on board, yacht TITANIA can cater to most discerning client’s needs.This Lurssen yacht charter vessel also offers the services of a beautician and a personal fitness instructor.  She carries an extensive inventory of watersports equipment. 

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Yacht Kismet Owner Donates $1M – Covid-19

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YACHT OWNER DONATION ANNOUNCEMENT

The owner of super yacht KISMET, Floridian Shad Khan, announces a donation of $1 million dollars to help Covid-19 relief efforts.

As a result, the funds will be given to several northeast Florida organizations.

 

WHO IS YACHT KISMET OWNER?

Khan is an avid yachtsman and owner of the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars.

 

WHO RECEIVES COVID-19 DONATION MONEY?

The gifts will be distributed to multiple groups, such as

  • Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund – $400,000
  • Feeding Northeast Florida – $75,000
  • Clara White Mission supporting the homeless in Jacksonville – $75,000
  • Jacksonville Public Education Fund – $50,000
  • American Red Cross / Jacksonville chapter – $50,000

 

STATEMENT ON JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS SITE

The Jaguars released a statement by Khan on the team’s website to announce the gift.  It reads, in part:

“I want to say thank you to every group or individual who is personally stepping up for the people of Jacksonville during these uncertain times”

Obviously an incredibly generous person. We are so proud to charter his beautiful yacht and to be in the same industry.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL STATEMENT FROM KHAN

 

YACHT KISMET DETAILS

Again, Khan owns the 312 foot superyacht KISMET.   She is a 2014 Lurssen.  Specifically, she accommodates up to 12 guests in 6 staterooms.  The yacht employs a crew of 28 attend to the charter guests. The crew members also handle the daily operation of the yacht.   In fact, yacht operations include food and beverage service, and all onshore logistics.   Common logistics involve tours and event reservations, vehicle transportation, and airport transfers.

 

 

The yacht charters for €1,200,000 per week.  Her rate includes the yacht, crew, and use of onboard amenities. Also included in rate is use of watertoys.  Any local VAT and all running expenses (for instance, food, fuel, bar and dockage) are additional.   Eastern and Western Mediterranean are available ports of call for summer 2020.

 

WHAT IS SUMMER 2020 DESTINATION?

Multiple islands in the Eastern and Western Med.  For example,

  • Albania
  • Balearic Islands
  • Canary Islands
  • Catalonia
  • Corsica
  • Costa del Sol
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • French Riviera & Monaco … in addition,
  • Greece – Aegean/Cyclades Sea, Ionian Sea
  • Italy – North (mainland), Sardinia, Sicily, South (mainland)
  • Malta
  • Montenegro
  • Portugal … lastly,
  • Provence Coast & Marseille
  • Slovenia
  • Turkey
  • Venice

 

 

Livin’ Large With Queen B On Yacht Kismet in Italy

 

ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS AVAILABLE

It should be noted that Khan plans to make additional contributions as needed.  What a generous hero!   He is ready to help his fellow Floridians combat the Coronavirus.  As of March 30, the state of Florida reports 5705 cases and 77 deaths.

For additional information or to charter superyacht KISMET, please CLICK HERE today.

#covid-19 #donations #yachtcharter #coronavirus

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