The 164ft tri-deck Trinity yacht charter vessel yacht AMARULA SUN will set her course for the Caribbean this winter and will be in place in St. Martin in time to accept year-end inquires for Christmas and New Year’s Eve. The superyacht will remain in the islands throughout spring 2016.
Her weekly charter rate is $220,000 plus running expenses.
The news comes on the heels of the recent relocation announcement by Feadship yacht HURRICANE RUN to the Caribbean for year-end, 2015.
The 50 meter motor yacht AMARULA SUN is truly a one of kind. Her many unique amenities include a split-level Master Stateroom with panoramic views, fully body massage chair, grand player piano, and a cozy fireplace.
There are accommodations for 10 adults in 5 staterooms, plus two Pullman berths each suitable for a small child.
Adventurous travelers take note – this yacht is packed with a wide array of sports equipment and water toys. Here’s a partial list:
32 foot Everglades towed tender
21 foot custom Brigs tender with a killer six speaker sound system, GPS, and underwater lights
4 Personal watercraft includes 2 Yamaha 3-person supercharged wave runners (VERY fast!!!) and 2 SeaDoo Sparks wave runners (painted Hot Pink!)
2 SeaBobs (yes, just like James Bond 007 rode in Thunderball, only smaller and faster!)
Need a little incentive to press on with your plans to enjoy a 7 night Tahiti yacht charter? Perhapssaving over $100,000 off the regular weekly rateof a 191 foot megayacht might do the trick!
The 58 meterTrinity yacht chartersuperyacht UNBRIDLED has just announced a major price reduction to entice luxury travelers to come explore the exotic locale of Tahiti and the islands of the South Pacific.
Currently enroute to Tahiti, motor yachtUNBRIDLEDhas converted her rates from Euro €329,000 per week to USD $300,000 per week for the months of March and April, 2012.
The currency conversion equates to a price savings in US Dollars of approximately $132,660 – abouta 30% discount.
Built in 2009 in the USA by Trinity Yachts, the five stateroom vessel offers accommodations for 10 guests, complimented by a crew of 13.
She has multiple key features. For instance,
• A large inventory of watertoys. For example, waverunners, kayaks, a Hobie Cat sailboat, and waterskis
• Luxurious appointments and comfort. She has a stunning, richly-detailed interior
• Superb cuisine by Chef Jason Meakin
• An impeccable crew. Yacht co-captains are Richard Grissell and Elmar Blaauw
WHERE IS SHE HEADED NEXT?
After spending late spring in the south Pacific, Motor yacht UNBRIDLED will continue her world tour. Premium dates remain available for charters in the Mediterranean in the summer months.
She represents one of the major challenges in yacht design, for instance, creating a look that is distinctive but not outlandish. Trinity yacht MINE GAMES, a trideck superyacht, has just the right balance. Her deck house side windows nest in elongated ovals to create a sleeker superstructure. Her prominent bow and raised bulwarks make her look much larger.
At last news of a $1.5 million price reduction for the 49.9m superyacht. St. Martin yacht charter enthusiasts need not worry – MINE GAMES remains available for luxury yacht charter. She is available in both the Bahamas and the Virgin and Leeward islands of the Caribbean.
MINE GAMES is a 2007 build – conforming to ABS class and MCA compliance. She accommodates up to 12 guests. Her accommodations include a master, three doubles, and a twin. Her twin includes a Pullman berth. The yacht cruises at a swift 18 knots.
EXTERIOR AND TOYS
Mine Games is helicopter-capable, and she has a very large swim platform/beach deck. To sweeten the deal, a Triton two-person submarine (a favorite toy for yacht charter guests) is included in the new asking price of $31.45 million.
COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENT
Jana Sheeder, President and Co-owner of 1-800 Yacht Charters and SailAway Yacht Charter Consultants says of the yacht,
“MINE GAMES has always been a favorite in the yacht charter marketplace. Her submarine, in particular, has made her a standout, and it has been a huge draw for people interested in a new experience during their vacations. Unique toy + gorgeous yacht = winning combination.”
Just in time for the winter rental season, Trinity yacht charter vessel Motoryacht CARPE DIEM has added a new toy to her watersport equipment list. That toy is a unique “Jetovator.”
Be warned! This toy is for designed strictly for adrenaline junkies!
WHAT IS IT?
The Jetovator is a water sports accessory that undoubtably extends the ability of an existing personal watercraft (PWC). It redirects the water thrust from the propulsion unit of a waverunner or jetski along a forty foot hose to the Jetovator body. In addition, this water thrust is then used to propel and elevate the Jetovator up into the air…or down into the water!
The rider can also redirect the water thrust of the two front nozzles in order to maneuver the Jetovator in all directions (read between the lines – spin wildly in the air). It should be noted that the Jetovator can go vertical straight up to a dizzying 20-25 feet at speeds of up to 25 mph. Finally, for a wetter experience, you can take a nose-dive and actually cruise underwater (to approximately 4-5 feet deep).
SUPERYACHT HAS ONE ONBOARD
A stalwart in the Bahamas yacht charter marketplace, the 191 foot Trinity motor yacht CARPE DIEM already hosts an extensive array of watertoys before adding the Jetovator to her inventory. Other onboard recreational gear includes, for instance,
7 meter Novurania Chase tender with 260 hp engine
6.7 meter Nautica Landing Craft with 260 hp jet drive engine
4 wave runners
Six sets of SCUBA gear and compressor (for certified divers only)
Kaleidescape entertainment system
iPod docking stations throughout interior and exterior of yacht
Luxury motor yacht CARPE DIEM 191 sleeps 10 to 12 guests. Her accommodations feature, for instance, a full-beam master stateroom on the main deck, four double guest staterooms, and a convertible gym on the lower deck. Weekly charter rates begin at $395,000 per week, plus all expenses.
European luxury yacht charter customers tend to request superyachts built in Italy, Holland, and France. Their counterparts in America prefer a Trinity yacht charter vessel.
TRINITY – BENETTI – FEADSHIP – LURSSEN
The Trinity yacht charter fleet stands toe-to-toe with the Benetti yacht charter vessels. It also rivals Lurssen yacht charter and Feadship yacht charter fleets. It’s all about luxury amenities and interiors.
Trinity Yachts earns its place as one of the world’s elite builders of custom superyachts. It has an emphasis on European quality, and steel and aluminum constructions. Trinity’s goal is to build a truly custom yacht that fulfills all of your unique cruising desires.
TYPICAL SUPERYACHT CONSTRUCTION
Most superyacht construction is a semi-production basis. Trinity Yachts creates the largest yachts available for mega yacht charters. Vessels up to 400 feet (123 meters) prevail in the industry. They work with many of the world’s most renowned naval architects and interior designers.
YACHT CHARTER PLANNING ON A TRINITY
Now planning a Caribbean yacht charter or Mediterranean yacht charter holiday on one of these magnificent yachts has never been easier. Currently, there are 17 rent private yacht Trinity-built models available.
One of the most common questions posed to charter brokers is, “What does, ‘plus all expenses’ mean? A very fair question. It is critical to understand the implications. In specific, since the cost to enjoy a Mediterranean yacht charter holiday, for example, is more than expected. For instance, based on prices posted on most charter brokers’ websites.
Superyachts are the large, ultra-luxurious vessels that we associate with cruising. Specifically, the Côte d’Azur in the South of France in Monte Carlo for Monaco Grand Prix yacht charters. These yachts set a rate for the rental of the yacht and the crew. In addition, they list the price as, “plus running expenses.” This means that the charterer pays a set price for the yacht. Additionally, the charterer is responsible to cover ALL costs associated with the operation of the yacht while the charterer and his/her guests are onboard.
Typical running expenses incurred during a charter are food, beverages, dockage, and fuel.
UPON WHAT DOES IT DEPEND?
It depends first, upon the size of the yacht and second, the charterer’s penchant for elaborate menus. In addition, extended cruising and vintage alcohols. These running expenses can vary greatly from yacht to yacht. Furthermore, from charterer to charterer.
You might ask
“When and how do you pay for these expenses, especially since it is hard to itemize them prior to the conclusion of the trip?”
APA – Advance Provisioning Allowance
The Advance Provisioning Allowance, or “APA” for short, is a deposit. Specifically, it is paid by the charterer. The yacht skipper collects this prior to the commencement of a superyacht holiday. These funds are held by the skipper. They are dispersed during the course of the charter. Further, they cover the ongoing running expenses as they occur.
During the charter, the captain provides a running account of the usage of the funds. At the conclusion of the voyage, the captain presents an itemized accounting of expenses to the charterer. In addition, a refund of any unused funds.
WHAT IF WE RUN OUT OF APA?
An APA balance sometimes runs low during the charter. The client then provides the captain a sufficient amount in cash to cover the needs for the remainder of the charter. Many charterers prefer not to carry quantities of cash. The charter broker holds additional funds and releases them. Usually via bank wire transfer, to the captain as needed.
Before you book your yacht charter, ask your broker for a solid estimate of the running expenses that might be incurred. Your broker takes into account the food and beverage preferences you request, along with how much cruising you wish to do (which will determine the amount, and anticipated cost, of fuel needed), to create an estimate of your expenses.
VARIABLES TO RUNNING EXPENSES
There are numerous variables to estimating running expenses. The computation is best tabulated by your broker and the yacht’s skipper. For instance, depending upon local market availability in your desired cruising ground, food prices may vary greatly from your hometown. Dockage can range from no fees when anchored away from shore. The dockage can run to thousands of dollars per day, when docked at exclusive marinas. For special events, like Cannes Film Festival yacht charters, dockage can run two to three times the standard rate. Fuel costs are important to estimate as well. As such, they skyrocket depending upon how fast and how far you cruise.
Fuel is also charged for the yacht’s generators when not connected to shore power. In addition, for tenders and water toys. You pay for the fuel used while zipping around on the waverunners.
HOW TO PLAN APA COST?
As a general rule of thumb, the APA requested for sailing yachts is approx 20% of the yacht’s listed charter price. On the contrary, motoryacht average APA jumps to 30-40%.
Sample anticipated total cost of a proposed Italian yacht charter vacation. Specifically, for a fictitious client and nine guests for one week on a 180 foot Trinity yacht charter vessel.
Motor Yacht Rental € 350,000
Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA)* 122,500
Total Cost € 472,500
*estimated at 35% by the charter broker after discussing the charterer’s preferences as to food, drinks, and desired itinerary. Many exclusive alcohols and food items….lots of cruising costs to visit multiple destinations.
A question often asked about is the “optional” crew gratuity. Gratuities for exceptional service are routine in the charter industry. Charterers believing in tipping should budget for this optional expense.
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