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Amels Brews Magical Elixir 4You…Yacht Charters Will Never Be the Same

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AMELS YACHT CHARTER DISCOUNTS

Thinking about a St Barts yacht charter this December on a comfortable, head-turning megayacht?  If you are, we have great news.

LIMITED EDITION 180’s

Two Amels Limited Editions 180 superyachts have just announced plans to head to the Caribbean this winter, and both will remain in the area through Spring 2017.

 

ELIXIR and 4YOU

Amels motor yachts ELIXIR and 4YOU, Limited Editions 180 models are available this December. Specifically, 2016 through April, 2017 for British Virgin Island yacht charter reservations. Furthermore, they avail south in the area of St. Martin and St Barts, as well.

4you-yacht-charter-superyacht-motoryacht-profile

 

Amels yacht 4YOU, a 2012 build, features a stunning contemporary Laura Sessa interior.  She sleeps 10 to 12 in 6 guest cabins.  Newer yacht ELIXIR offers accommodations for 10 guests in 5 cabins.  She also boasts a Laura Sessa interior. In addition, she is a bit more eclectic than 4YOU.

ELIXIR superyacht

The Limited Editions AMELS 180 series by naval architect Tim Heywood is ever-evolving.  Specifically, it is one of the most refined and smooth-functioning yachts in the 55-meter range. The Master suite has folding balcony. There are also two more balconies attached to the main desk salon.

The roomy Sun Deck is 25 meters long. It has a luxury space of 155 square meters.  This is quite possibly the largest sun deck you encounter on any 55 meter charter vessel.

The yachts’ rates begin at €275,000 per week.  Further, they are up to €310,000 per week for holiday dates.

To plan your own yacht charter vacation on 4You, Elixir, or any other yacht, contact yacht charter specialists at 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Top 3 Luxury Yacht Charter Amenities for 2018

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FLOATING VILLA AMENITIES

The world’s largest yachts continue to grow larger and larger each year.  The ideas of superyacht owners as to what features and amenities will make their, “floating villas” stand out from the crowd also expand.  This demand for over-the-top luxury pushes high-profile yacht designers to continually “reinvent” the ultimate onboard amenities.

No longer is an ondeck Jacuzzi style spa satisfactory. Now, the hot tub must double as a wave-generating swimming pool.  That pool needs a backlit waterfall cascading over the edge of the spa into a smaller reflection pool.  Along a similar innovation path, our company President, Jana Sheeder, recently toured a new build megayacht with designer Evan Marshall.  The Marshall-designed yacht features a sundeck with a sunken-floor lounge area. This area can be flooded with several inches of water, to create a faux beach atmosphere.  The legs of the chaise lounges sit in the cool water!  Talk about relaxation!

Company President, Jana Sheeder, and our charter team return from the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show.  Many manufacturers and designers display their latest innovations and concepts there.  In addition, our Team takes notes of the latest trends that are becoming more popular with superyacht owners and designers.  Here are the top three amenity design trends seen for 2018.

 

1.  OVERSIZED WET BARS

 

Oversized wet bar on a yacht deck

Sundeck bars are larger now.  Previously, their smaller size made room for the storage of watertoys on deck.  As more yachts keep the tenders and toys in garages, the ability to expand ondeck amenities has seen an increase.  This increase results in large outdoor wetbars, built with luxurious stones, polished finishes, and mood lighting.   The bars are focal points ondeck.  They are places where families and friends gather for extended periods.  These areas are perfect for socializing and enjoying the fresh air and sea views.

One of the most magnificent outdoor bars is located on the sundeck of Lurssen yacht SOLANDGE.  The large curved bar is positioned to the port side and boasts an opaque lighting design that creates a glamorous evening hang-out.   This 85 meter Lürssen superyacht was designed by Espen Øeino and has many other notable design features, including a spectacular superyacht fireplace.

 

 

 

 

2.  LIFESTYLE WELLNESS ROOMS

yacht wellness room that looks out on the ocean - wooden floors and glass doors

Fun, unusable rooms are popular on the largest superyachts.  Amenities from superyacht gyms and spas, to cinemas and nightclubs.  These designs around the owner’s passions and what they think will appeal to yacht charter guests.  Designer Tim Heywood reflects on the trend:

“Lifestyle-specific rooms — from casinos to underwater viewing rooms to other ideas such as snow rooms, meditation spaces, art galleries or anything designed to meet an owner’s particular needs — have all featured in my designs. In fact, our first cryotherapy room is in production, and it won’t be the last.”

Interior designers Redman Whiteley Dixon created an amazing wellness area onboard the 63 meter Feadship motor yacht LADY BRITT.  The standout room in this area is the Finnish sauna.  It opens on to the ocean.  #Namaste …  Charter guests can heat up, then take a plunge in the cool ocean. The wellness area features space for massage and hairdressing.  In addition, the gym’s panoramic sliding glass doors open to the large spa pool on the sundeck.

 

3.  BEACH CLUBS

Spa pool in beach club of a luxury sailboat

 

More designers now relegate tenders and watertoys to side-opening garages on superyachts.  Prime aft areas that once housed these items are being redesigned with hydraulic balconies and decks to serve as open–air beach clubs.  First generation beach clubs are little more than extended swim platforms with tender garages. These are emptied of their contents to make room for a lounge chair or two.  Newer designs offer bars, lounges, and spa access points.  The best of the new generation clubs serve as all-round waterfront entertaining venues.

 

Rarely do you find beach clubs on sailboats, yet sail yacht AQUIJO is anything but an ordinary sailboat.  The editors of Boat International magazine described her club area.

“As the world’s largest ketch, she has more than enough room to accommodate a spacious beach club, complete with a hammam [turkish steam bath], sauna and a spectacular spa pool that is illuminated by a large skylight. As if all that wasn’t impressive enough, the watertight aft doors mean that (sail yacht) Aquijo’s beach club can still be used when she’s sailing along at her brisk top speed of 20 knots.”  Amazing…

 

Incredible jacuzzis and beach clubs abound on the world’s newest superyachts.  Enjoy reading about yet another spectacular yacht, King Baby, at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/yacht-maven-scores-first-charter-on-yacht-king-baby-edgy-rock-n-roll-themed-superyacht/

 

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In conclusion, your next family adventure is only a mouse-click away.  Let 1-800 Yacht Charters “Deliver the Superyacht Experience™” to you and your family. We welcome you onboard a superyacht packed with amazing comforts and amenities. VISIT https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now/ to find the best yacht for your escape.  Take advantage of our Best Price Guarantee and 6 star customer service!  We stand by at your service. #gratitude

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