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Award-Nominated Luxury Yacht Charter Vessel Offers Deep Winter Discounts

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Looking to escape the winter chills and head to the Caribbean with the family?  Motoryacht TURQUOISE has a warm offering waiting for you.



How does a whopping 30% discount sound for your next luxury yacht charter vacation?



The 182 foot (55.4m) motor yacht TURQUOISE has 2 offers. For instance,

14 DAYS FOR THE PRICE OF 10, for Christmas and/or New Year’s charters…


A 30% discount off low-season rates for any charters in November and up until December, 20th


Luxury yacht Turquoise at anchor with 2 jetskis playing beside the yacht



She is a finalist. In specific, for the World Superyacht Awards.  And her nomination?  For best refit in 2014.  Proteksan-Turquoise motor yacht TURQUOISE is by H2 Design.  She is elegant. The yacht features luxury service. In addition, she has many watersports toys. She also has the latest entertainment systems.



The yacht has multiple features and amenities. For instance, full paint job (2016-17), multi-award-nominated refit (2014), full-beam master suite with adjoining private study, and VIP guest cabin on the main deck.  In addition, superb sundeck Jacuzzi (12-person) and lounging area, bar, bbq, and gym equipment.  Specifically, concept 2 rower, cross trainer, exercise bike, free weights, yoga, and Pilates accessories.  Additionally, WiFi, SKY/Direct TV, Kaleidescape Movie Server System, and aft deck Cinema with 92” Screen.  Finally, she features stabilizers at anchor & underway, and extensive watersports toy selection.  In specific, wave runners, SeaBobs, and towed toys. Lastly, a Boomswim (protected pool) with connecting trampoline and waterslide



Make your next superyacht experience a true holiday of a lifetime.  Come experience yacht TURQUOISE at the deepest discounts offered this year…  Available in the Bahamas and further south as a Caribbean Yacht Charter Vessel (in St. Barts, Antigua, St. Marten, etc.).

In conclusion, for more information or to book superyacht TURQUOISE for your warm and discounted vacation, visit to access our convenient 24-hour online booking form.

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Construction Underway on Motor Yacht Project Barracuda, Turquoise Yachts

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Turkey’s Proteksan Turquoise Yachts Inc and London-based H2 Yacht Design join together.   The team that produced the popular Miami yacht charter vessel, SEQUEL P, and the award-winning motor yacht VICKY, are joining forces once again.



The new build currently named Turquoise Yachts Project Barracuda splashes down in 2019.

Project Barracuda at anchor with underwater lights


Turquoise Yachts and H2 again reprise their collaboration.  They specialize in practicality and spaciousness.  The proven 70-meter platform gains international notice.  In 2013 at the Showboats Design Awards, where Proteksan Turquoise charter yacht VICKY won multiple awards for “Best Interior Layout” and “Best Recreational Area for Guest Use.”  


Interior spaces will again be designed by H2’s Ken Freivokh.  Freivokh’s clean conception will include his signature triple-deck high atrium amidships.  The natural light flows throughout the superyacht’s interior.

Charter guest accommodations will include a large master suite, two VIP staterooms and four additional guest cabins.  A full beam sky lounge and beach club with spa features adorn the yacht.  It accommodates wellness yacht charter clients.In addition, it has an onboard cinema.


Project Barracuda artist rendering Turquoise Yachts and H2 Yacht Design project

The Turkish yard and London designers also collaborated on the 70 meter motor yacht TALISMAN C, and the 54 meter motor yacht TURQUOISE, both launched in 2011.

In conclusion, charter a yacht like Project Barracuda. It is perfect for the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, the Bahamas, Southeast Asia, or New England travels.  Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters via our convenient booking form today.

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Floating Office | Working Vacations on Large Yachts

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Aerial photograph of a man in a black suit and red tie, floating on a large blue raft in a pool. He is wearing sunglasses, talking on a cellphone, and using a laptop that sits in his lap. There are palm tree branches overhead.

The working vacation: one report estimates that 30% of employees do office work while on vacation.

Sure, you can call it an oxymoron, but in reality, many corporate executives mix business with pleasure when spending time away from the office.

Increasingly, the largest yachts available for luxury mega yacht charter are being designed with the  business traveler in mind – whether it’s via a small desk to check emails, or a complete media room for meetings and conferences.

The most common design is an area adjacent to the master cabin, which can serve as both an office or a sitting room.

The least common, but starting to appear in more and more superyachts is the dedicated meeting center.  Normally not part of the master suite, these dedicated media spaces are often on a separate deck, with room for conducting business and holding meetings or small conferences.

Whether formal or casual in design, most office spaces onboard yachts feature built-in internet connections, video screens, storage space, and most importantly – privacy.

Let’s look at some modern onboard office areas:

Motoryacht MI SUENO –  the study is part of the owner’s suite and features comfort, privacy, and the latest in technology.

Photograph of the study on private yacht charter boat, AQUILA

Motoryacht SIREN –  situated forward on the yacht’s main deck is the master suite. Attached is a private office which can be converted into a nanny’s stateroom with a double Pullman berth.

Motoryacht TURQUOISE – connected to the owner’s cabin, the office seems small in comparison to other yachts.  What makes the room with desk so charming is the upright piano.

Photograph of owner office on a yacht. It has a piano inside.


Remember to always focus on wellness.  Take a technology break on vacation. You owe it to yourself to rest, relax, and enjoy the fruits of your labors!


Plan your next corporate retreat on a private yacht.  Contact  our executive meeting specialists HERE today.

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Iconic Superyacht Completes Refit in Time for France Yacht Charter Season

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This gorgeous yacht launch was 2000.  Ninety-five meter (311 foot) motor yacht INDIAN EMPRESS then ranked among the 20 largest yachts in the world.  Sixteen years of wear and tear takes a toll on a superyacht.  After a record-setting refit, she returns to full glory.  Specifically in time for the upcoming charter season in the South of France.



Mark Berryman Design revamp of the interior created contemporary atmosphere.  A Turquoise Yachts refit in a record time of 6 months cost €6.4 million.

Yacht Indian Empress at anchor

Originally built for a member of the royal Qatari family, yacht INDIAN EMPRESS was purchased by her current owner, Vijay Mallya in 2006, and ever since has enjoyed a stellar reputation as one of the largest yachts available for hire. She’s a fixture at celebrity-studded events such as the Monaco Grand Prix.


Jana Sheeder and her team at 1-800 Yacht Charters offer magnificent superyacht Indian Empress for hire for a maximum 12 guests, at a weekly rate of €750,000 plus running expenses (items such as food, alcohol, fuel, dockage, etc.). Sheeder was impressed by the quick turnaround at Turquoise.

“The owner’s extensive work brief required a very short turnaround time frame, and Mr. Karabeyoglu (the CEO of Turquoise) and his team are known for their speed and flexibility,” says Sheeder. “Being diligent in the design phase prior to the commencement of the refit allowed Turquoise to truly understand the owner’s desires and the instructions of the team at Mark Berryman.  Proper planning in advance helped Turquoise complete this major remodeling in record time.”



The yacht upgrades are many. For instance, a remodeled bridge deck (where a large lobby was re-designed into a corridor). In addition, a new office with new walls.  Finally, a new fire alarm and sprinkler system.

Indian Empress yacht charter motoryacht at dock



Looking like new, the 16 year old yacht INDIAN EMPRESS is currently the largest private yacht charter vessel in service in the Mediterranean.



She remains a unique yacht. She exudes timeless design and an intriguing history.



In conclusion, to charter or purchase a superyacht like Indian Empress or similar luxury yachts in the South of France or another destination, contact us.  We are the yacht charter team at 1-800 Yacht Charters at  If you prefer, use our convenient online yacht charter inquiry form, or contact us 24 hours at +305-720-7245.  We welcome text messages and WhatsApp conversations!  We are at your service.

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Superyacht Award Attendees To Visit Shipyards

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Attendees of the upcoming 2012 WORLD SUPERYACHT AWARDS, May 5, 2012, will enjoy an exclusive opportunity to visit the shipyards of two of the top builders of luxury yacht charter vessels.

Photograph of a neptune award statue.

Neptune Award Statue

Builders Proteksan Turquoise, and Perini Navi are offering yacht owners, designers and VIP guests a guided tour of their shipyards in Istanbul, Turkey.

Charter vessels launched by these famous yards include:

Proteksan Turquoise motor yacht YOGI
Perini Navi sail yacht FIDELIS
Proteksan Turquoise motor yacht TALISMAN C


Perini Navi sail yacht BARACUDA
Proteksan Turquoise motor yacht BARAKA
Proteksan Turquoise motor yacht TURQUOISE

Of special note, 70.54m megayacht TALISMAN C, 50m ultraluxury sailing yacht FIDELIS, and 55.4m motor vessel TURQUOISE are 2012 World Superyacht Awards finalists.



For further event information or to rent one of these private luxury yachts, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at

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Wrap it Up! Private Yacht Charter Vessels – From Drab to Fab

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How do you change the color of your superyacht?  Can you do it without spending a small fortune?

Bring in the “wild boys” from Wild Group.  Let them wrap your yacht in vinyl and foil.



Wild Group is a vinyl yacht finishing company dedicated to the superyacht industry.  They wrap the entire exterior in foil and vinyl for a fraction of the cost of repainting.  Wrap alterings the look and color of the vessel.  It is also a protective skin that reduces scratches and fouling from wear and tear at sea.

worker lays on dock and applies paint wrap to the side of a yacht

Proteksan Turquoise motor yacht TURQUOISE  is a vessel with a complete hull transformation done by Wild Group.  They completed a full hull wrap, and black wrap on house sides for the 55.40 meter yacht in Port Denia, near Alicante, Spain.

Wild Boys superyacht team stand in front of latest project


The TURQUOISE project was finished in time for the yacht to reposition on schedule to the Caribbean.  She was in place for the St Martin yacht charter winter season, December 2015 through April 2016.


This was actually the second time Wild Group worked on the yacht.  They originally wrapped the yacht superstructure overhangs in Matterhorn White.  The paint had become dull due to constant exposure to the sun, so the wrap saved the day.  The success of this super structure project led the yacht owner and captain to decide to wrap the hull.  They also decided on a color change, from white to gun-metal gray, this time.



The Wild Group also wraps pool linings, interiors, and window foils for privacy and heat control. Monaco yacht charter vessel LAUREN L had foil applied to 120 windows. The project took place in Sardinia.  It was completed between Italy yacht charter bookings – amazingly, in just six days.  Almost immediately, the crew of M/Y LAUREN L reported the air conditioning system was working more efficiently and interior temperatures were lower.



Jana Sheeder, Co-Owner and President of 1-800 Yacht Charters, applauded the owner of motoryacht Lauren L for taking such an eco-friendly move in saving fuel for yacht charter guests by tinting all 120 windows.

“What a forward-thinking project to intiate!  I hope that other superyacht owners take advantage of the same technology to benefit the yacht, guests, crew, and the environment in this way.”



Of course, catering to superyacht owners sometimes means working on the owner’s “other” boats, no matter the size.  Formula 1’s Eddie Jordan loved the color of his Sunseeker 155 yacht BLUSH.  Mr. Jordan then wrapped the hull of his very first boat – a small Sunseeker Mohawk 29.  The team color-matched the wrap to the same paint scheme on motor yacht BLUSH. They used premium quality Färben brand foils.  They also wrapped the superstructure with a white application, including non-slip wraps to the foredeck.  Using a unique designer twist, they created a leather effect to the interior to give it a clean, refreshed look.

2 workers apply boat wrap to 29 foot motorboat that is up on sawhorses







Why not book a yacht charter on a superyacht that’s been wrapped so that you can experience the wrap firsthand to decide.  ‘Try it before you buy it.”

For more information contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at 1.800.922.4824 (toll free North America) or 1.305.253.7245 (local and international), or click today.

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