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Reel Wheels tender photograph. Picture is of a large solid white yacht and a fishing boat racing along next to it

Good times in the Bahamas just got even better, with the addition of the world’s largest tender to a luxury mega yacht charter vessel.


Motor yacht WHEELS, a 50 meter behemoth in her own right, has just added a 24-meter (80′) sportfish tender to her already impressive inventory of watertoys. 

 

Far too large to be carried or towed, the tender, named REEL WHEELS, will follow closely along during charters, ever available for the use of the charter guests.

 

Amazingly, the yacht’s current tender, a large, Yellow Fin 36 is still in tow.  With two high performance sportfish tenders, there’s no excuse for any guests to be left behind when its time to hit the water for fishing, diving, and snorkeling excursions.

 

The envy of any deep-sea angler, REEL WHEELS is a 2007 Merritt 80 Sportfish yacht, fully-rigged with state-of-the-art fishfinder electronics and fishing gear.  

 

Yacht named Reel Wheels underway

The “REEL” advantage of adding this sportfish yacht to the charter package is the capacity to bring more charter guests.  REEL WHEELS has a master cabin with room for two guests.  This means the total charter party for a vacation onboard WHEELS is 14 passengers.  This is great news considering most megayachts can accommodate no more than 12 guests. 

 

The addition of this 80′ tender rounds out a watersports inventory that includes:

 

  • 36′ Yellow Fin Tender with 3 x 275hp engines
  • 20′ Nautica RIB tender
  • 17′ Wide Body Rescue Boat with 115hp engine
  • Two 3-seat Yamaha waverunners
  • Twelve sets of scuba gear
  • Brownie’s Third Lung
  • Underwater scooters
  • Elliptical machine
  • Snorkel gear
  • Assorted towable toys
  • Fishing gear
  • Board games
  • Crestron Central Movie/Music System
  • Kaleidescape Music/Movie Library
  • iPod docking stations
  • XBox

 Just reading the list of onboard toys is exhausting!

 

There is NO extra charge, to bring REEL WHEELS along, in tandem with Trinity motor yacht WHEELS 164.  The charter price remains as before:  $200,000 per week plus expenses. 


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To book your own Bahamas yacht charter vacation, click https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ to contact us immediately!  Enjoy The Superyacht Experience with us!

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Nautical phrases – yachtspeak – for charter guests

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NAUTICAL TERMINOLOGY

Taking a vacation by automobile doesn’t require any particular vocabulary skills.  However, when you go on a private yacht charter, it is sometimes nice to know some of the terminology used when onboard.

SAMPLE NAUTICAL TERMS

  • BOW – The forward part of a boat
  • STERN – The back of the boat
  • BEAM – The greatest width of the boat
  • BUOY – An anchored float used for marking a position on the water or a hazard or a shoal and for mooring
  • CABIN (or “stateroom”) – A compartment (bedroom) for passengers or crew
  • CATAMARAN – A twin-hulled boat, sometimes referred to as a multihull, with hulls side-by-side.  Can be sail or power, but is usually sail
  • CHART – A map for use by navigators
  • HELM (or “Navigation Station”) – The area from where the Captain steers the boat
  • CLEAT – A fitting to which lines are tied.  They are usually in somewhat of a “figure 8 shape.” Cleats are located on the dock and on the boat. (They are often tripped over, if you don’t watch your step!)
  • COCKPIT – An opening in the deck from which the boat is handled. (Visualize a large sailboat – the “steering wheel” of the boat is located in the cockpit)
  • DINGHY (also known as a “tender”) – A small open boat
  • “T/T BOATNAME” – Means “Tender To…[boatname].”   NOTE: Most yachts only have 1 tender.  Those with more than 1 tender (aka, dinghy) often have “TTT’s….or tenders for/to their tenders”
  • FENDER (also known as a “bumper”) – A cushion, placed between boats, or between a boat and a pier, to prevent damage

nautical terms - photograph of fenders, protection, hanging on the side of yachts that protects the boats from hitting against each other

 

 

  • GALLEY – The kitchen of a boat
  • SAILBOAT – A boat powered by wind through sails (with ancillary engine)
  • POWERBOAT – A boat powered by engine and fuel
  • STINKPOTTER – A powerboat enthusiast
  • HEAD – A marine toilet/bathroom
  • DAY HEAD – The bathroom that is used by all guests, usually in main area of the boat and not located within a stateroom
  • INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY – Also known as “The ICW.”  Bays, rivers, and canals along the coasts (such as the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts), connected so that vessels may travel without going into the sea.  Evening charters in Florida often cruise along the ICW to see the holiday lights of the condos lining the waterway, for example
  • KNOT (relating to speed) – A measure of speed equal to one nautical mile (6076 feet) per hour
  • LOG – A record of courses or operation, kept by the captain/crew. (Charter guests often fill out an entry in a “guestbook” or “logbook” after a charter, as well, to describe their trip)
  • PLANING (“on a plane”) – As a boat evens out above the water when it is moving/underway, as opposed to still being partially underneath the water, as in before it starts moving
  • PORT – The left side of a boat looking forward. (Also refers to a docking location)
  • STARBOARD – The right side of a boat, looking forward
  • SCREW – A boat’s propeller.  (A “twin screw” is a boat with 2 propellers.)
  • UNDERWAY – Vessel in motion (also known as “running”)
  • WAKE – Moving waves, track, or path that a boat leaves behind it, when moving across the water
  • YACHT – A boat used for pleasure

These are just a few of the many nautical phrases used by yachties.

PRACTICE NAUTICAL PHRASES WITH US

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