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We’ve all seen the images. They include a silhouette of a sailing yacht. Also nearby is a secluded beach. The sun is setting in the background of all photos. Massive superyachts are docked side-by-side in a marina along the Côte d’Azur. Imagine you and your family inserted in the yachting images. Enjoy la belle vie.
Is it realistic to think you can afford a holiday at sea on a private yacht?
To answer that question, let’s start with understanding exactly what a yacht charter is all about.
You’ve stayed at a resort. You have enjoyed the premise of a yachting vacation on a crewed yacht. From accommodations, to meals, activities and amenities, you have it all. Everything you and your family need are available in one location. The biggest difference is next. Your location “moves” when you charter a yacht!
Take, for example, a Virgin Islands yacht charter vessel. Other travelers stay ashore and see the same view from their hotel window. Each day you can wake up and experience a new location. Your yacht cruises from island to island. Forget a virtual online slideshow. This is the real deal!
While onboard, you’ll be pampered by a crew of trained professionals – from a captain to navigate, to a host/hostess to serve you, and a chef to prepare your meals. The actual number of crew depends on the size of the yacht you charter and the level of service you request.
Just like the resort, the yacht offers accommodations, areas to relax and socialize, and a wide variety of recreational toys to enjoy – like snorkel gear, kayaks, and paddleboards. The larger yachts offer a wider variety of toys and amenities, including wave runners, cinema rooms, exercise equipment – even ondeck Jacuzzi spas.
There is one more distinguishing difference when compared to a resort. It is completely private. Only you, your family/friends, and professional crew are onboard.
Again, the comparison to seaside resorts best illustrates the locations available for enjoying a yachting holiday – if it’s on the ocean, chances are there are yachts in the area available for hire!
Here’s a partial list of the most popular destinations for chartering a crewed yacht:
If you guessed that we would once again go back and look at a resort for the answer – you’re right!
The price options for enjoying a crewed yacht directly compare to the prices of staying at a resort. Basic resorts in popular destinations can be very affordable for a family vacation, and so too can be the cost of a private yacht charter. Conversely, ultra exclusive resorts in posh settings charge premium rates – as do the most luxurious private yachts.
To put this into realistic perspective, here’s a sample of yachts and their prices:
The owners of charter yachts rely on a network of professional yacht charter brokers. Importantly, as a go-between. In specific, for owners and yacht charter seekers. Our company, 1-800 Yacht Charters, delivers The Superyacht Experience™ to clients. Important to note, for over 30 years. In addition, Forbes recognizes us as Best Private Cruise.” We maintain a database of more than 500 crewed charter yachts worldwide.
ONLY 1-800 Yacht Charters offers an industry first, Best Price Guarantee and makes a donation to your preferred charity, in your name, when you make your reservation. We promote reusable water bottles and eco-tote bags for your use. Specifically for your return home. This way, you protect the oceans and the environment.
Arranging your luxury yacht charter vacation is an honor for us. Please call us toll-free in North America (+1.800.922.4824) or locally and internationally (+1.305.253.7245), or go to our convenient booking/contact form at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/
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For those who wish to take a Virgin Islands Yacht Charter vacation this year, Lady Sheila may just be the yacht for you.
This yacht is one of the newest luxury motor yachts in the renowned Benetti yacht charter fleet. She is 44.20 meters (145’) in length and can comfortably accommodate up to 12 yacht charter guests in her five luxurious staterooms.
Lady Sheila’s main saloon has a uniquely chic wooden floor finish with both light and dark wooden strips laid out from port to starboard. The soft furnishings of her large lounge suites include orange cushions which give life to the elegant white interiors.
Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ to book your private luxury yacht charter vacation.
There is a big hurdle for large families and groups. These people seek to enjoy a private yacht charter vacation in Malta. The hurdle is partially lifted by the yachting registration authorities in Malta.
Specifically, late December, 2016, Transport Malta made a change. They are the administrative authority that oversees regulations for yachts flying the flag of Malta. They introduced new guidelines for private yachts. In addition, the rule applies to yachts carrying more than 12 guests.
This issue is long a stumbling block to the charter industry. Most private charter vessels are restricted to carrying no more than 12 passengers. Moreover, even if enough cabins were available to accommodate more than 12 guests. Yacht owners who wanted to bypass this restriction had problems. They were forced to build their vessels to standards established for commercial ships and cruise liners. This added enormous costs to the project. Most yacht owners elected to avoid the extra costs and burdensome regulations. They build luxury charter vessels for 12 or fewer guests.
Maltese authorities saw an opportunity to reduce restrictions on private yachts built to high safety standards, and to allow these safe, well-built and professionally-operated vessels to carry more than 12 passengers. Ivan Sammut, registrar general for the Maltese flag, explain how Malta saw a gap in the market. “You have to evolve to stay relevant in this marketplace,” states Sammut. “Malta hopes to be more than just a European flagging alternative; we have a holistic view of the superyacht market and want to become a turnkey destination for private and commercial superyachts alike.”
The new certification summary is in the “Guidelines for Pleasure Yachts Carriage Capacities.” It is part of an ongoing Maltese initiative to introduce contemporary standards. Specifically, in the area of private yachting. To qualify, a superyacht seeking to register in Malta and fly the Maltese flag.
Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters, views the new regulations as long overdue. “It’s discouraging to turn away a large, extended families of 13 or more from their dream of enjoying the superyacht experience together on one yacht. We anticipate many superyacht owners with vessels that feature cabins and capacity for more than 12 guests to register their yachts in Malta. This is one more contemporary component in the growth of our private luxury yacht charter industry, and we hope other flagging authorities will follow Malta’s lead.”
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Presenting superyacht Allure. She is a 67 meter (220 foot) luxury motor yacht available for those thinking of taking a Greece Yacht Charter vacation this year. You may choose to rent this private yacht and charter it to provide you with a mother ship with additional specialized water toys, as well as a helicopter deck.
She accommodates up to twelve guests comfortably in six (6) luxury cabins. What makes them luxurious? For instance, these guest staterooms have ample space, and each comes with its own private balcony.
The yacht interior offers large large oval windows on the main and sky lounge decks through which to enjoy amazing ocean views.
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In January, 2014, we alerted our clients to new rules. These rules regard a VAT increase imposed on Croatia yacht charter rentals. The government increased the VAT rate from 10 % to 13%. This was to combat the country’s economic woes.
We, therefore, focused on saving money for clients. We encourag our clients to commence their charters in nearby Montenegro. They could then cruise into Croatian waters, tax-free.
In spite of this, good things sometimes come to an end…
Effective this month, new regulations take effect. These eliminate the loophole that allowed tax-free cruising in Croatia.
This February, the Croatian Ministry of Maritime Affairs made an announcement. The regulations that govern the Croatia yacht charter market were amended to, “…bring the regulations in line with other European Union Member States.” The main change was, therefore, the imposition of VAT on charters starting outside of Croatia.
As succinctly explained by 1-800 Yacht Charters company President, Jana Sheeder,
“As of May 1st, 2018, charters commencing outside Croatia that then cruise into Croatia, will now have to pay 13% VAT on the time spent in Croatian waters.”
The new regulations are not retroactive. Thus, any charters booked prior to the regulation change are exempt.
On a positive note, other regulation changes designed to encourage an increase in yacht charter Croatia activity will also go into effect. The government has lifted the restriction that banned non-European Union charter yachts under 40 meters from chartering in Croatia. As explained by Rory Jackson of SuperyachtNews, “These restrictions, which prohibited non-EU commercial vessels under 40m chartering in Croatia, had been implemented to bolster the domestic market. However, they proved to be more costly than beneficial.”
Non EU flagged yachts under 40 meters will need to secure a charter license to operate in Croatia. The license will be required even if the charter starts outside Croatia.
Are you considering a private yacht charter vacation in Croatia or elsewhere in the Mediterranean this summer? Click https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/superyacht-charter/ for a sampling of superyachts available this summer.
Come enjoy The Superyacht Experience as only 1-800 Yacht Charters can deliver!
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The Washington Redskins are currently 3-1 and in 1st place in the NFC East Division, heading into week 5 of the NFL regular season. What better way for team owner Dan Snyder to celebrate the squad’s early season success than to purchase a 224-foot superyacht?
The Washington Post recently reported Snyder’s recent purchase, Amels motor yacht LADY ANNE, one of the 100 largest yachts in the world. Snyder purchased the Mediterranean yacht charter vessel with a group of investors for approximately the same price that he’ll spend on two-thirds of his Redskins payroll for the year (or, as one sports journalist described it, “…the yacht cost $30 million less than it took to secure the rights to Albert Haynesworth in free agency!”).
Motor yacht LADY ANNE was listed for sale at $86 million when it went on the market earlier this year, but sold for considerably less (sources estimate the price at or near $70 million – about one half of the cost to build the vessel).
The yacht was custom-made by Dutch shipbuilders Amels for Jerome Fisher in 2006 and named after his wife. Fisher co-founded the shoe company Nine West and sold his interest to Jones Apparel Group for $885 million in 1999. The couple lived the grand life in Palm Beach until 2008, when, according to the New York Post, they lost $150 million in the Bernie Madoff investment scandal.
The Fishers, who spent last month cruising on the LADY ANNE off the coast of France, did not respond to requests for comment about the sale.
Jana Sheeder, President of SailAway Yacht Charters and 1-800 Yacht Charters reports. No expense was spared on what is regarded as one of the finest yachts afloat.
“The owners were intimately involved in every aspect of the yacht’s design…from period furnishings to modern pieces. The yacht has the unique feel of an early 20th century ocean liner.” The massive yacht boasts vast shaded outdoor areas, together with a large pool and sunbathing space. Indoors, there is a comprehensively-equipped gym, massage area, sauna, and home theater.
The yacht accommodates 12 guests in 6 staterooms with ensuite Jacuzzi bathrooms. The master suite is a self-contained apartment with his and her bathrooms. These baths featuring rare, pure white Thassos marble. It also has a private study and adjacent VIP cabin.
According to Sheeder, there is no need to be an NFL team owner, or a fan of the Redskins to spend time aboard this yacht.
“While we might offer a discount to fans of my hometown team, the Miami Dolphins, we will happily charter LADY ANNE to anyone who loves spending private time with their family and friends.”
LADY ANNE is available for hire this winter in the Caribbean at a rate of $497,000 per week for year-end (Christmas/New Year’s Eve) charters, and $476,000 per week for all other weeks. The yacht returns to the Mediterranean for the summer of 2012 and is available at a rate of €497,000 per week for July, August, and special events (like the Monaco Grand Prix) and €476,000 per week for all other weeks. Food, drinks, fuel and dockage are extra expenses.
Other yachts built by Amels and available for hire include motor yacht IMAGINE, motor yacht SPIRIT, and motor yacht Bel Abri. For more information, contact Jana Sheeder at 305-720-7245 or 1-800-YACHTCHARTERS (that’s 800-922-4824).
The owner of mega yacht ODYSSEY has relocated this Mediterranean yacht charter vessel to attend events in Monaco and the South of France.
At last, MIPIM yacht and Monaco Grand Prix yacht charter enthusiasts have another superyacht for their consideration.
The 38m super yacht ODYSSEY is now based in San Remo, Italy.
Her new close proximity to Monaco makes this one of the largest yachts available for Monaco Grand Prix charters, as well as static event charters in Cannes, France, such as the 2010 MIPIM.
Built in 2008 by Italy’s Rodriquez yard, she sleeps up to 11 guests in five cabins and has proven her worth as a Mediterranean yacht charter megayacht.
Asking 11 million Euros, superyacht ODYSSEY is now available for inspection by prior appointment for both sale and charter.
The 6th edition of the Perini Navi Cup has concluded. Once again, several Perini Navi yacht charter boats have participated. They made a strong showing. Perini Navi NEVER disappoints.
Competing in this year’s event were Perini Navi yacht PERSEUS 3, MALTESE FALCON, and Perini yacht SEAHAWK. In conclusion, this year’s winner, is sail yacht ROSEHEARTY. The great news? All are currently available for rental through 1-800 Yacht Charters Private Luxury Yacht Charter Brokers. We provide The Superyacht Experience™ to discriminating clients worldwide.
This year’s race held September 2 through 5 in Porto Cervo at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. The 2015 Perini Navi Cup featured three days of spirited racing along challenging courses through the islands of the La Maddalena archipelago. The intense sailing competition was wonderful. After which, social gatherings and nightly soirees occurred. Lastlly, a gala dinner with entertainment by Andrea Bocelli in conclusion.
Italy’s Perini Navi shipyard is renowned for the massive dimensions of the yachts they produce. In addition, their commitment to cutting edge technology and luxurious finishes. They are unrivaled as charter yachts in terms of deck space and interior amenities.
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Fingers are crossed that the Mediterranean yacht charter fleet will soon welcome yacht Salperton IV to the family. Earlier incarnations of Salperton have spent years delivering mega yacht charter holidays to customers around the world. Two of the earlier vessels are still available for sail boat charters under the current names of Northern Spirit (37 meters) and Drumbeat (53 meters).
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Our team is constantly looking for ways to improve The Superyacht Experience.™ Silent running yachts are a futuristic dream. On some superyachts, we’ve added the latest Molton Brown and Jo Malone personal care products to the staterooms and ensuite bathrooms. Other yachts now have expanded, large swim platforms. They have also converted the aft watertoy garages into contemporary “beach clubs” with lounge and spa facilities.
But what if the next revolution to the experience was more sensory in nature and less tactile? Maybe the future will bring something that envelops the yacht with a calming, quiet sensation.
Maybe the future is already upon us…and the next revolution to The Superyacht Experience™ is the 262 foot hybrid yacht ARTEFACT.
The brand new megayacht was built in Germany in a shipyard on Eider River in Rendsburg. Nobiskrug yacht ARTEFACT has been deemed, “Our coolest project ever!” by her designer, Gregory Marshall.
So what makes this superyacht revolutionary? The answer: SILENCE…
The yacht was built to operate in near-silent conditions. She draws energy from 248 feet of solar panels on her sundeck. A huge array of batteries store the solar-generated power. These batteries also allow her to operate for short periods without the need of combustion engines.
In addition to the overall sense of calm, onboard guests can feel good. They know their yacht serves as an eco-friendly platform to a unique experience at sea. First, running on hybrid power means less harmful emission into the atmosphere. Second, silent running yacht, of course. Third, Marshall designed the yacht with a variable-speed Azipod-propulsion and dynamic-positioning system. This allows the yacht to hover near or over fragile reefs without the need to drop a damaging anchor into the water.
One last nod to green-design technology. Many of the yacht’s technical systems operate on recycled, filtered wastewater.
This new superyacht is one of the first to meet the stringent Tier III emissions regulations. These are by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
One day soon, we hope all luxury yacht charter guests can add “noise-free” to the checklist of their own superyacht experience…
In conclusion, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/. We look forward to planning The Superyacht Experience™ for you.
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