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Bon appetit! Motoryacht TAKARA will begin the 2017 Balearic Island yacht charter season with a new chef in the galley.
“Available in the Balearic Islands, M/Y TAKARA begins (the) 2017 season with a new super experienced Chef in her crew,” reports the yacht’s manager. “Chef Daniel Wilbor begins a new professional venture on board…With over 10 years of experience in the yachting industry he has already worked as a chef in 11 different yachts and has sailed all across the Atlantic Ocean! Born in Great Britain, he describes himself as a creative, competent and talented cooker with an special interest in Thai cuisine.”
She then gave us more information about him: “He also has a wide repertoire and can produce excellent meals from Mediterranean to Japanese, Indian and Asian Fusion, or North American and English dishes, all to a very high standard. His style is fresh and innovative combining a respect for quality products and a good arsenal of both classical and modernist cooking techniques.”
Delicious, well-plated meals are integral to the overall Superyacht Experience, and it’s always good news when a chef like Daniel joins a professional superyacht team.
The San Lorenzo 126 yacht TAKARA is one of our newest additions to the Ibiza yacht charter fleet. This is a brand new, 2016 model, 38 meters in length, with comfortable accommodations for 12 guests in 5 staterooms (1 Master, 1 VIP, 1 Double and 2 Twins – with a Pullman berth in each)
Chef Wilbor will be part of a 6 person crew.
Motoryacht TAKARA is fully licensed to charter in Spain. This is extremely important and often overlooked by charter brokers and charterers. Without this special registration, a yacht cannot begin and end a charter in Spanish waters; furthermore, local Spanish workers like massage therapists, are precluded from coming aboard and providing services for the charter guests. Without having a Spanish yacht charter license, a superyacht needs to begin and end the charter in a remote location, like France, which adds wasted time and increased fuel costs to the overall charter. That is not the Superyacht Experience we envision for our clients!
July and August = 24.000€ per day — 145.000€ per week + 21% VAT
Rest of the year = 21.500€ per day — 130.000€ per week + 21% VAT
(The price includes a berth in Palma Mallorca in the summer season)
Come experience the talented menus of newly-welcomed Chef Daniel Wilbor onboard yacht TAKARA this summer. Plan a private luxury yacht charter in the Balearic Islands of Spain. Text “TAKARA” to 305-720-7245 for more information or complete our online inquiry form at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ , and we will contact you right away!
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As private luxury yacht charter brokers, working and living in South Florida is truly a blessing. This is the yachting capital of the world, and we are blessed with warm weather, great beaches, and year-round access to the newest and largest yachts in the world.
While our mission is to Deliver the Superyacht Experience to our clients, our business is built for the specific purpose of generosity: We strive for success in order to share our blessings with our community.
This week, on Thursday and Friday, EVERY PERSON AND CORPORATION in South Florida has a unique opportunity to be generous, by participating in The Miami Foundation’s Give Miami Day — a 24-hour period in which donations can be made online to more than 500 charities. The blitz begins 12:01 a.m. Thursday and runs for 24 hours.
Now in its third year, Give Miami Day has gained popularity with each campaign, with more and more charities coming on board. This year, Give Miami will include 115 new charities — among them Goodwill Industries, the South Beach Chamber Ensemble, the South Florida SPCA Horse and Large Farm Animal Rescue, and Honor Flight South Florida. Returning charities include Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Inc., and Shake-A-Leg Miami – a sailing program for the physically-challenged.
Here’s how it works: Simply go to the website www.givemiamiday.org, look at the profiles of each charity, and make a donation to any charity (or charities) that touch your heart. Donations between $25 and $10,000 will qualify for a bonus for the recipient, distributed based on how much is raised and how much is collected in the bonus pool on Give Miami Day. The Miami Foundation, Knight Foundation, and other sponsors have contributed to the bonus pool as an “incentive” for giving.
One of the participating charities that we at 1-800 Yacht Charters support is Project PetSnip. Their mission is to stem the staggering pet overpopulation problem in Miami by providing free and low-cost spay and neuter services, along with veterinary health care to animals in need. Last year, we are proud to say, our company President, Jana Sheeder, donated over $4000 to Project PetSnip for the purchase of an autoclave – used to sterilized their medical/surgical tools. Jana explained how our participation helps: “By having additional clean instruments available, more animals can be cared for each day.”
Last year, Give Miami Day received more than 10,000 individual gifts like Jana’s, and raised $3.2 million to support 407 local nonprofit organizations.
There are so many worthy charities participating in give Miami Day – certainly there are one or two that will call out to you. ANY amount will help SO MANY!
Please join us Thursday and Friday for Give Miami Day. As Jana likes to say, “You can make a difference and you can change the world.”
What: The Miami Foundation’s Give Miami Day
When: Thursday, November 17 through Friday, November 18
How: Visit givemiamiday.org and either click on the charity of your choice, or search through the database. Donations between $25 and $10,000 qualify for a percentage of the bonus pool.
Social media: @MiamiFoundation on Twitter and Instagram — and (hashtag) #givemiamiday
For more information: givemiamiday.org.
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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.
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:
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.
We’ve all seen the images – a silhouette of a sailing yacht, lying at anchor near a secluded beach, the sun setting in the background; or the massive superyachts docked side-by-side in a marina along the Côte d’Azur. It’s not hard to imagine you and your family inserted in those yachting images, enjoying 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…
If you’ve ever stayed at a resort, you’ve already experienced the premise of a yachting vacation on a crewed yacht. From accommodations, to meals, activities and amenities, everything you and your family need are available in one location. The biggest difference – your location “moves” when you charter a yacht!
Take for example a Virgin Islands yacht charter vessel. While other travelers stay ashore and see the same view from their hotel window, each day you can wake up and experience a new location, as 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 yacht you charter and the level of service you request, so there will often be more crew members than charter guests!
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 and paddleboards. The larger yachts offer a wider variety of toys and amenities, including waverunners, cinema rooms, exercise equipment – even ondeck Jacuzzi wellness spas.
There is one more distinguishing difference when compared to a resort – it’s completely private – only you and your family and friends and your crew are onboard – no one else! Your confidentiality is assured with 1-800 Yacht Charters.
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 to serve as the go-between for owners and anyone interested in securing a yacht for hire. 1-800 Yacht Charters has been delivering The Superyacht Experience to their clients for over 30 years, and maintains a database of more than 500 crewed charter yachts around the world.
Only 1-800 Yacht Charters offers a Best Price Guarantee and makes a donation to a recognized charity in your name when you make your reservation.
We are ready to book your private luxury yacht charter vacation for you right now. Please call us toll-free in North America (at +1.800.922.4824) or locally and internationally (at +1.305.253.7245) or fill out our online booking form at email us at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/
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After a successful Italy yacht charter season this summer, the owner of Benetti motor yacht ULYSSES has announced his interest to relocate his 56 meter yacht this winter to the warm waters of the Caribbean, and in particular, the new cruising destination Cuba.
The idea of a Cuba yacht charter vacation is now more popular than ever, in large part thanks to the easing of travel restrictions between the United States government and the government of Cuba. The result of minimal tourism in Cuba for the past 5 decades means much of the country remains as pristine as it did a half-century ago.
Small islets and miles of unspoiled beaches along the southern coast of the island nation are ideal for a warm weather yachting vacation. Additionally, the opportunity to interact with the residents and their unique Latin culture rounds out the total Superyacht Experience.
Offering great value to potential customers is nothing new for the owner of Italian-built motor yacht ULYSSES, a Benetti 184 foot superyacht. In fact, the yacht still has a late summer discount in place for charters in the Mediterranean, along the Italian coast. Although no discounts have been announced yet for Cuba and the Caribbean, we feel it’s only a matter of time before the yacht’s owner dangles a tantalizing offer in front of our noses!
Check back with us during the fall, and we’ll let you know all of the great winter deals available for enjoying a Cuba yacht charter vacation, or any other special deal throughout the Caribbean…
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When it comes to technology and gadgets, they can’t ALL be winners.
Owners of the largest yachts in the world can be a fickle bunch. Those multi-million dollar floating homes loaded with the newest toys often carry unworthy toys. Hot toys at boat shows catch the eye of wealthy boat owners. They end up on hundreds of yachts. They are easily branded as ho-hum and brushed aside by guests and crew.
Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters, understands the appeal. New techno-toys and amenities on mega yacht charter vessels are important.
“When our clients ask us to provide a new model vessel for their Mediterranean yacht charter vacation, they expect that boat will have the same new gadgets and amenities that they enjoy at home,” says Sheeder. “Our team is constantly reviewing the new gadget and tech marketplace for unique and user-friendly items that can enhance the client’s onboard experience. Every year we some real winners and a few that fizzle and fade away.”
Here are 2 of Sheeder’s picks for the biggest tech flops of 2012:
First, skippers on charter yachts know the importance of keeping the children of their charter clients amused and occupied. For years, onboard game consoles like PlayStation have been a staple. Launched in early 2012, PlayStation Vita promised amazing graphics, a growing online community, and cross-play with the PS3. Still, the new device never caught on as a “must have” platform. “The failure of Vita to catch on seems to raise the question about the viability of handheld gaming consoles at a time when we see more and more children with game-capable smartphones, “ says Sheeder.
“We anticipate a shift away form gaming consoles on our yachts, in favor of onboard smartphones and tablets that the children can borrow during their vacation.”
Second. It’s true. 3D HDTV hit the market before 2012, but the argument can easily be made that this is the year these much-hyped TVs became irrelevant, with a mere 3% adoption rate in American homes. Sheeder explains,
“User-friendly is the key to a suitable toy or gadget on a yacht. Who wants to sit in the saloon having to wear an awkward pair of specialty glasses – that for some can induce a headache – just to watch a movie? The charter experience is based on a model of total relaxation, and the 3D TV experience, while trendy, is not catching on with our yacht owners.”
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Feedspot, a 4-star rated RSS Reader, has selected the luxury yachting lifestyle blog of 1-800 Yacht Charters as one of the Top 30 “Best Yacht Blogs on the Planet.“ The company joins a distinguished list that includes Reddit, and the boating magazines, Yachting and Yachting World.
In recognizing 1-800 Yacht Charters, Anuj Agarwal, founder of Feedspot said,
“This is the most comprehensive list of best Yacht blogs on the internet and I’m honoured to have you as part of this!”
According to Agarwal, the top 30 sites are selected and ranked based on the following criteria:
In responding to the award, Jana Sheeder, the President of 1-800 Yacht Charters thanked Feedspot for the recognition.
“There are hundreds of yachting-oriented websites and blogs, and to be selected for this award is truly an honor,” said Sheeder. “Our goal was to go beyond just describing the yachts in our fleet, in order to share the joys of the yachting lifestyle with our readers. We make it a point to cover diverse topics such as nautical fashion trends, travel tips, and last-minute vacation specials. Our USP is ‘Delivering the Superyacht Experience,’ and that process begins with reliable information – and our blog is integral to that process.”
Feedspot is a modern RSS Reader.
“If you’re trying to keep up with news and content on multiple web sites, you’re faced with the never ending task of visiting those sites to check for new content,” says Agarwal. “Feedspot allows you to put all of your reading in one location.” Feedspot arranges their blog feeds in master categories such as Fashion, Education, Business, Health, Sports, and Culture.
For advertisement-free reading, Feedspot offers their premier service, Feedspot Gold. According to their website, this subscription-based service includes:
To plan a private yacht charter vacation this winter in the warm waters of the Caribbean or the Bahamas from 1-800 Yacht Charters – the Award-Winning yacht charter company with a Best Price Guarantee and 6 Star Customer Service, text: WINTER ESCAPE to 305-720-7245
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Danish builder Oceanco unveiled their superyacht project, the 120 meter yacht AMARA, at the Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS).
As part of the yard’s continuing effort to push the boundaries of design, Oceanco yacht AMARA showcases the builder’s new “lifestyle philosophy” concept which places great emphasis on a family oriented style of living. Sam Sorgiovanni, the yacht’s designer, describes the resort-style concept of the project: “…the interior and exterior design work in harmony to create a holistic feeling of a relaxed well-appointed resort.”
Our quick review of the yacht’s initial technical specs discovered an interior with a contemporary style – with natural tones and light woods, designed to embrace the ‘resort’ lifestyle. Plenty of wide open spaces and natural light lend to the relaxed atmosphere.
Onboard amenities include:
With a solid reputation for building luxury yacht charter superyachts such as 56 meter The WELLESLEY, and the massive 95 meter Oceanco yacht INDIAN EMPRESS, we’re already licking our chops to be the first to offer the 120 meter motor yacht AMARA to our clients.
According to our company president, Jana Sheeder, we may have to wait a while.
“As we are seeing with the 70 meter Heesen yacht GALACTICA SUPER NOVA, also a new concept in resort-style yachts, I believe yacht AMARA will enjoy extensive private use by her owner prior to becoming available for charter. The good news is that we continue to witness growth in the experiential travel sector, especially with an emphasis on wellness yacht charter vacations. The demand for superyachts with resort facilities such as spas and beauty salons is strong, and the eventual owner of AMARA will be in a solid position to capitalize on this growing business trend.”
Here’s the Danish builder’s press release via PRNewswire:
Oceanco Unveils Amara – A 120-Meter ‘Resort’ Yacht
ALBLASSERDAM, The Netherlands, February 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —
Amara, Oceanco’s newly designed and engineered 120-meter private yacht concept, designed in collaboration with Sam Sorgiovanni Designs was unveiled by His Excellency Saeed Harib, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, Vice President and Chairman of Dubai International Marine Club – Mina Seyahi, and Senior Advisor to the Dubai International Boat Show.
Oceanco revealed the lifestyle philosophy of creating a yacht designed for extended families and friends. Amara provides unparalleled living and entertainment facilities for up to 20 guests. The contemporary interior with natural timber, stone and textural carpets and fabrics blend to create an inviting and natural environment.
“In designing the exterior lines of Amara, I wanted to portray a very strong and muscular form that was progressive in design but with a timeless appeal,” says Sorgiovanni. Its long bow accentuates the vessel’s generous proportions. Most importantly, the interior and exterior design work in harmony to create a holistic feeling of a relaxed well-appointed resort.
The lower level deck opens up to reveal an expansive beach club resort that offers 3-way access to the sea; port starboard and aft. Also on this deck is a comprehensive wellness area with banya, hammam, beauty treatment lounge and a cinema experience for 16 persons.
A waterfall from the upper deck cascades down into the main deck swimming pool. And the main deck is party central, featuring a stunning pool bar, opening balconies and large entertainment areas.
The upper deck has an outstanding owner’s apartment with a private plunge pool and open-air aft deck dining for 20+ people.
The gym with a capital view is located on the bridge deck. For intimate gatherings there are two Majilis-style areas (meaning, “a place of sitting” in Arabic, per Wikipedia) aboard. In addition to the cinema on the lower deck, there is a quixotic cabana style open-air cinema on the sun deck. For young guests and those young at heart, there are accommodations for fun sports equipment such as a climbing wall and water slides.
Amara reflects Oceanco’s applied evolutionary thinking, allowing clients to shape their way of life onboard. Amara will take you from the crystal waters of the Maldives to the iconic Caribbean islands, from the ancient marvels of the Mediterranean to the golden sands of Sri Lanka, in privacy, safety, and tranquility.
Come experience the healing and restorative powers of The Superyacht Experience by 1-800 Yacht Charters. Reconnect with your family and rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit. Prices from $200,000 to $1,000,000 per week for up to 12 guests. Text WELLNESS to 305-720-7245 or fill out our convenient online inquiry form at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ for further details about our yachts, spa-level amenities, and exotic destinations…
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