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Not sure you want to traipse the kids and the in-laws all the way to the Med this summer for your annual Superyacht Experience?
Maybe an action-packed adventure closer to home is what you need — onboard the Proteksan Turquoise yacht ICE 5, in beautiful New England. There is so much to see and do in this lovely area, not to mention all of the amazing amenities and activities onboard your private yacht!
The 140ft yacht, built in 2002, completed a major refit several months ago, and she looks as good as the day she was launched.
Easily rivaling the volume of larger vessels, yacht ICE 5 boasts a spacious interior and has sprawling decks and outdoor spaces. Her roomy layout offers something for every charter guest, making her an ideal choice for large groups, families, even corporate events.
Accommodations are offered for up to 12 guests in six staterooms, including a master suite and two VIP staterooms.
A large assortment of watertoys will keep you and the family busy for hours every day.
The New England yacht charter summer rate for motoryacht Ice 5 is $130,000 per week + running expenses.
– 2018 Aoxpar T-Top 37′ towed tender
– (2) 3-seat 2017 Yamaha VRX Waverunners
– 2017 Yamaha Superjet Stand-Up Waverunner (SUW)
– Snorkel Gear (12 sets)
– Water ski
– Inflatable water toys
– Motorized Surf Board
– Two Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP’s)
– Two Inflatable Paddleboards (SUPs)
– Fishing Equipment
– SCUBA Diving Equipment (certified divers only)
Come explore historic New England and The Superyacht Experience™, as only 1-800 Yacht Charters can provide, this summer. Let 1-800 Yacht Charters secure prime dates for you, today. Email info@1800yachtcharters, or call 1.800.922.4824 to check availability. We stand by, at your service.
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Whether on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube or the web, just about everyone has seen ads for luxury yacht charter vacations. Gourmet meals, white glove service, and Ri¢hie Ri¢h toys are the benchmark of these lavish floating resorts. The essence of The Superyacht Experience™ is a passion for discovery, and a longing to reconnect with family and friends – fueled by a generous budget. We bring you three ways to avoid being ripped off on your yacht charter.
How do you know the rate quoted for a superyacht holiday is legitimate. In specific, not an arbitrary, marked-up price. Further, designed to take advantage of your affluence? Beyond the accuracy of the price, how do you know if it’s a good deal as well?
We have outlined three steps to take to guarantee your charter rate is accurate, fair – and a great value for the money invested. Following these steps will help you avoid price gouging and rip-offs by unscrupulous merchants.
Note: We’ve also included helpful advice from our company President, Jana Sheeder (1-800 Yacht Charters).
First, UNDERSTAND who sets the rate for a yacht for hire.
The first step to ensure you are quoted a legitimate price for your yacht charter adventure is to understand who determines the price. In the world of ultra-luxury yachts available for hire, the charter rate is set by the yacht OWNER. Luxury charter yacht owners typically hire a company referred to as a “Central Agent” to serve as their representative. The central agent (CA) maintains the yacht’s charter calendar, administers the charter paperwork, and collects the charter funds. Many CA’s will offer guidance to an owner to help establish a fair price for charter (often based on comparisons to similar yachts), but ultimately it is the owner who sets the rate, and the CA publishes that rate.
Secondly, CONFIRM the rate quoted is the rate set by the yacht owner.
Luxury yacht owners rarely make themselves or their CA available to the public – preferring to leave the business of chartering in the hands of professional Charter Brokers. These brokers perform much the same role as real estate agents – serving as the go-between for the Buyer (Charterer) and the Seller (Owner). Charter brokers have access to the CA’s and are responsible to confirm rates and date availability with the CA’s.
Once you have narrowed down your options to a specific yacht, ask your charter broker to provide a written cost proposal from the CA – ensuring the rate quoted is the rate established and set by the yacht owner.
“Some charter brokers will balk at the request of a written cost proposal from the CA, fearing the client will attempt to contact the CA directly to secure a better deal. If you sense hesitation on the part of your broker, tell your broker to ‘register’ your name and inquiry with the CA. To do this, send your charter broker a short, written note (via email) naming your broker as your authorized charter representative for the purpose of securing the charter of the specific yacht for specific dates. Your broker then shares that note with the CA and registers you as their client. Now the broker will feel protected and will be more inclined to seek written confirmation from the CA as to authenticity of the rate quoted.”
Thirdly, MAKE an offer!
Once your broker has communicated the published rate to you, and you have verified the rate is accurate, consider making an offer below the published rate. Again, think in terms of the real estate marketplace. Sometimes (but not all of the time), a property owner will accept an offer to purchase his or her real estate for an amount below the published selling price.
Unless you feel the published rate is fantastic, we can’t think of any reason not to ask for a discount! Think the owner is gouging a bit in high season? Ask for a discount. The owner may accept your offer, make a counter-offer, or simply say no. The point is – it’s your money, and you just might end up keeping more of it in your pocket!
“Before you make an offer, ask your broker if they have ever secured a discount from this owner in the past, and how much (%). The answer might surprise you. At the very least, it will help you formulate an offer based on the owner’s prior willingness (or lack thereof) to negotiate below the published rate.”
In conclusion, by following these three steps, you are safer. You ensure the charter rate quoted is not only accurate and fair, but also the best deal available. The Superyacht Experience™ includes honest, ethical advice from a yacht charter company serving discriminating clientele since 1976.
Take the promise of a great rate to a whole new level – only 1-800 Yacht Charters offers a “Best Price Guarantee.”
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Travel is a way of life for Chef Jorge Valderrama. He holds culinary diplomas from schools in Santiago and Lima, Peru. His career is punctuated by working and training in diverse destinations. For instance,
However, he never forgets he is from Peru. Jorge has a great interest in Peruvian and Latin American cuisine.
“I feel very identified with Latin American cuisines, and always enjoy sharing the flavors and memories of my past.” Jorge Valderrama
Now, Jorge is the chef onboard Bali yacht charter vessel DUNIA BARU. This is a wooden 51 meter motor-sailor built in 2014. It is designed in the traditional Indonesian Phinisi style. Accordingly, Phinisi yachts are wide and stable for cruising in comfort. This wooden superyacht accommodates 14 guests in 7 spacious and well-appointed staterooms.
Jorge is proud to incorporate locally-sourced Balinese foods into his menus.
“When cooking I always prioritize using the best and freshest product available. This enables me to create a diverse and creative menu while catering towards guests’ preferences.”
We present his recipe for Bali-inspired Tiramisu, as an illustration of Jorge’s talents.
“This is a simple tiramisu recipe which I’ve modified using some local ingredients from Bali’s markets. The use of palm sugar adds a toffee like flavor which blends very well with the coffee and creamy cheese mix.”
200 gram package lady finger biscuits
2 tbsp. bitter cocoa powder
2 cups strong brewed balinese coffee (Balikopi)
Two tablespoons coconut arak
2 tbsp. coconut sugar
1 cup mascarpone cheese
¾ cup cream cheese
½ cup palm sugar, shaved and dissolved in ½ cup of boiling water until thick.
Whisk together mascarpone and cream cheese. Keep whisking and slowly add the thick palm sugar syrup until the mix is smooth. Keep mix in the fridge.
Mix all soak ingredients and keep aside.
Lay down lady fingers on a baking tray until creating an even layer.
Spoon the soak mix on the lady fingers until evenly soaked but not too much to avoid breaking.
A thick layer of the filling
Another layer of lady fingers and repeat the soaking process
The rest of the filling on top
Sprinkle cocao powder on top and keep in the fridge for 3 hours before serving.
Plate and ENJOY!!!
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After 30+ years in the business, 1-800 Yacht Charters is still doing the things that earned them the title of “World’s Best Private Cruise” as recognized by Forbes.com.
So how does the company continue to attract active, well-traveled clients when many of their competitors offer the same yachts? According to 1-800 Yacht Charters company President, Jana Sheeder, it’s all about “Focus.”
“We don’t charter yachts,” says Sheeder, “we deliver The Superyacht Experience™ to our clients.”
Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters and 1-800 BAREBOAT
Sheeder goes on to explain her company’s philosophy. “Our mission began with a simple question. ‘What would happen if we built our business for #generosity?’ Instead of assuming that people want to simply maximize self-interest, our decision to focus on generosity allowed us to cater to our clients’ deeper motivations to make the world a better place.”
“This focus has propelled us to move beyond the basic rental of yachts and to deliver a true Superyacht Experience. While our competitors focus on finding the customer the “right boat,” we choose to take a more holistic approach.”
When a #luxury yacht charter inquiry comes in, Sheeder and her team of consultants interview the potential clients to learn what makes them tick.
“Today’s affluent world travelers are looking for more than just a static vacation on a yacht, says Sheeder. “They’re wired, connected, and driven by sustainability and the greater social good.”
Furthermore, Sheeder says the clients hope to immerse themselves and participate in unique cultural events and #voluntourism. Their chartered yacht serves as a platform to an eco-friendly adventure. “It’s a chance to reconnect with family and friends, embrace diverse cultures, and rejuvenate mind, body, and spirit,” says Sheeder. She chuckles and adds, “Besides, we often don’t even discuss particular yachts until our second or third conversation.”
Sheeder admits some clients are puzzled at first. Most charter brokers immediately try to match the client to a particular yacht and crew. “At some point, they realize our entire focus is on them,” says Sheeder. “We share with them our sense of purpose, our commitment to promoting yachts and crews dedicated to protecting our environment, and how we created our business for generosity. Then, we explain our ‘Best Price Guarantee’ – something no other yacht charter brokerages offer in our industry.”
For Sheeder, focusing on generosity, sustainability, and taking the time to learn what motivates her clients is a recipe for success and fosters a deep sense of fulfillment. “We create a bond where we and the client work together [holding her hands together with fingers entwined] – synergistically – not only to create a special experience, but also to make a difference in the world.”
1-800 Yacht Charters – Delivering Your Superyacht Experience Since 1976(TM)
For instance, Benetti, Trinity, Lürssen, and Feadship
In addition, Oceanco, Heesen, Perini Navi, and more
For example, Caribbean, Mediterranean, South Pacific and Asia, and Florida, Bahamas, and North America
Further, South America, South Pacific, New England, Thousand Islands, NY, Canada, and more
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-Caribbean Yacht Brokers Association
Choose the Best Yacht, the Best Price, and Best Environmental Sustainability!
Make the BEST choice — choose 1-800 Yacht Charters
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People want to charter a boat to Turkey for a special holiday. BUNTY is just the boat for you. She is part of the famous Benetti Yacht Charter luxury fleet in the Mediterranean. This luxury motor yacht is 37 meters (121 feet 4 inches) and exudes elegance and timeless beauty.
BUNTY is tastefully designed. Her interior is very modern in look and feel. She offers spacious areas on the exterior deck. Further, you can sunbathe and be entertained there.
Water sports enthusiasts will have plenty to do aboard BUNTY. In specific, she carries a wide selection of water toys available onboard.
To book your private luxury yacht charter vacation aboard Benetti motoryacht, BUNTY (ex-RED ANCHOR and CLAUDIA OF MC), contact us. In addition, we offer any other superyacht in the luxury yacht charter fleet. Click here at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ today.
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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 is 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)
In conclusion, 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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With the global economy in disarray, planning an affordable family vacation is a real challenge. Child friendly vacations are now available. Fortunately, two yachts have just made sail boat charters a great option for a winter or spring break adventure.
Sail yacht BLUE PASSION and sail catamaran NEXUS have announced special family charter rates. Subject to certain age restrictions, kids can travel FREE this winter and spring on either of these two Caribbean yacht charter vessels.
S/Y BLUE PASSION:
The 58-foot sail yacht BLUE PASSION was built in 2010. She features 4 double cabins with an option for one aft cabin to convert to a twin cabin. All cabins are ensuite with separate showers and electric toilets. Her saloon is incredibly spacious and able to seat 12 people comfortably. On deck she offers a double sized sunbathing mattress to relax on. In her huge cockpit 12 people can sit around and enjoy her sailing performance.
On her stern you will find a spacious aft deck perfect for landing fish, preparing to go diving and access for swimming.
All inclusive rates start from $15,500 per week for 2 guests to $17,000 per week for 8 passengers with children 5 and under free through April 30, 2012.
Launched in 2009, sail catamaran NEXUS features two king and one queen cabins. The king cabins can convert to twins, and one has an additional single berth. All offer ensuite bathrooms. The very spacious saloon is ideal for indoor relaxation and entertainment.
The exterior cockpit features drop-down blinds for both privacy and protection for outdoor dining and lounging in all weather conditions.
All inclusive rates start from $15,000 per week for 2 guests to $19,250 per week for 8 passengers. Children 10 and under are FREE through April 30, 2012. Enjoy The Superyacht Experience™, created by 1-800 Yacht Charters, for YOUR family.
Come explore St Thomas and the U.S and British Virgin islands. Contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters charter department at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ for a list of yachts offering discounts and specials.
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COVID 19 update from 1-800 Yacht Charters. The Bahamas have again closed their borders to most USA travelers. The closure is in response to the spike in Covid-19 cases.
Fortunately, private yacht charter vacations are exempt. Accordingly, 1-800 Yacht Charters will continue to Deliver the Superyacht Experience™ to their clients.
Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis addressed the nation on Sunday. He announced the closing of all airports and seaports to tourists from the United States. The ban takes effect Wednesday, July 22, 2020.
Both private flights and private yachts are specifically exempt for the new ban.
In other words, our private yacht charter vessels and crews can still welcome-aboard guests in the Bahamas. The Superyacht Experience™ will continue. The yachts will provide guests with a platform for adventure and discovery. Every charter will reman an opportunity to reconnect with family, and embrace diverse cultures.
Private flights to the Bahamas are easy to arrange. The flight from Miami to Nassau is as short as 40 minutes. Our charter specialists will handle all logistics. from the time you leave your home, until you step aboard your yacht.
Obviously, certain Covid-19 protocols remain in place. Requirements include proof of a negative COVID-19 RT PCR test. The test must come from an accredited laboratory. It also must be taken within 10 days of arrival. In addition, an electronic health visa is a must. Applications may be submitted at http://www.travel.gov.bs. Helpful tip: applications can take up to 72 hours to process. Make sure to leave adequate lead time!
We stay on top of all Covid 19 update information. For a list of available yachts and “summer saver discounts,” call our team at 1-800 Yacht Charters at at 305-720-7245 for immediate response. We’d love to plan a yacht charter vacation for you like this one!
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Funny enough, yes, yacht charters typically cast a spell on guests. They choose yachting as their favorite vacation. In addition, they repeat the vacation often!
As far as spelling? There are many uncommon terms used in the yacht charter industry. For instance, purser, bosun, and lazarette. But why do I need to spell them?
Yacht charter guests do not need to spell boating terms. Have your charter broker and your attorney handle and explain any contractual details and paperwork. It is your job to simply enjoy your vacation.
We understand. Many yacht charter guests simply desire education (as do we). Besides, some charter clients end up as superyacht owners. Subsequently, The Superyacht Experience™ is important to them from all aspects, including spelling.
Some items are spelled uniquely in different languages. For instance, salon vs saloon. Does it matter when chartering a yacht? No, not at all. If you are on a yacht, and your crew mentions a term you haven’t heard, simply ask for an explanation.
There is an oft-used term in yachting that relates to criminal incarceration. Yikes. Most brokerages continue to use the term, as it is most recognized and used in the industry. That term is “al fresco.” In yacht charter, it refers to any outside space. For example, al fresco (or alfresco) dining commonly refers to outdoor dining.
The actual definition of al fresco in Italian means, “in prison.” Over the years, the term has gained popularity in use for outdoor yachting areas or activities, so it is not frowned upon in the superyacht industry. Alas, times change. In addition, the millennial generation and Urban Dictionary for the term, al fresco, now mean to go without undergarments or to “go commando.”
That is up to you. If spelling and terminology haunt you or give you pause, then maybe yes. If you simply want to enjoy The Superyacht Experience™ and the wonderful magical spell that yachting creates, then it doesn’t matter what things are called — or how they are spelled! As the saying goes, “just don’t call me late for dinner!”
In conclusion, book a sail or motor yacht for your own private luxury yacht charter vacation today. Contact your yacht charter brokers at 1-800 Yacht Charters at 305-720-7245. If you prefer, complete our online inquiry form at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now/ .
We will be in touch with you right away to plan The Superyacht Experience™ for you!
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Today we shine the spotlight on the Abeking & Rasmussen yacht EXCELLENCE V. She is the 5th vessel in an eponymous line of highly successful superyachts.
German-built, this 60 meter lady combines elegant design with a sense of space. She stretches far beyond her physical dimensions. Indeed, the interior volumes of motoryacht EXCELLENCE V are far more common on Mediterranean yacht charter vessels in the 70 to 75 meter range. She is a beautiful yacht who delivers The Superyacht Experience™ by 1-800 Yacht Charters to discerning clients.
The owner turns to London based Reymond Langton Design to develop a special design approach. For instance, where space is optimally utilized to meet charter guests’ needs. This approach is most evident within the guest staterooms. The master is located on the upper deck. In addition, more staterooms are situated on the main fore deck. These sleeping quarters offer interesting concepts. For example, large windows, spaciousness, and easy accessibility.
The exterior of the yacht embodies the sense of space provided in the interior. Her sleek lines, navy blue hull, and white superstructure portray a classic style with a contemporary feel.
Architecturally, major design amenities include:
A further example of the yacht’s reverence to flexibility and comfort is the tender launching area, which can be directly accessed from the double suite aft of the master stateroom [perfect for discreet getaways, without disturbing other onboard guests].
Overall, her interior style is sophisticated and grand. A central elevator connects all five decks, while a spiral staircase provides access to each interior level. Glossy dark wooden wall panels frame the staircase, and natural stone floors complete the elegant feel.
Throughout the saloon and living spaces, soft upholstery and cushions, and curvy furniture are blended together in colors of grays, light beige and hints of red.
The same colors, warmth, and intimate feel of the interior flow outward to the exterior lounge areas. Here L-shaped couches actually face outward, allowing guests to enjoy the sweeping panorama from the uncluttered deck areas.
A favorite deck area is the privacy deck directly outside the master stateroom. Here, the guests can enjoy impressive views from either the large cockpit or the private Jacuzzi tub. Adjacent lounge pads turn this oasis into a private sun deck for the lead charter guests.
For social gatherings, the yacht offers a wonderfully-appointed sun deck featuring a Jacuzzi tub, wet bar, sun pads, and intimate cockpit area.
For active charterers, the yacht holds 4 sets of SCUBA gear (for rendezvous diving), waverunners, SUPs (Stand Up Paddleboards), kayaks, SeaBob, a water trampoline, and many other water sports toys.
Possibilities are endless onboard Abeking & Rasmussen superyacht, EXCELLENCE V. Charterers will simply be amazed by the space, elegant design, and the variety of options for fun and relaxation.
Thinking about a year-end vacation in the Caribbean? For more information on how to arrange a Christmas or New Year’s Eve St Barts yacht charter vacation onboard this luxury megayacht, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/
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