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67M Sailboat Prepares for Antarctica Yacht Charter in February

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NEWS FROM SAIL YACHT

Word comes from sail yacht VERTIGO.  The yacht will accept charters in some exotic areas. Specifically, Patagonia and Antarctica yacht charter vacations, starting February 2016.  Rates are set at Euro 295,000 per week plus running expenses for maximum 12 guests.

Monaco yacht charter season is complete, therefore the luxury sailing yacht enjoyed the month of October in Singapore for maintenance work. Immediately prior to her journey to the southern hemisphere in November.

Vertico sail yacht

ALL ABOUT SUPERYACHT VERTIGO

She is built by Alloy Yachts and designed by Philippe Briand.  The 67 meter yacht VERTIGO is the largest sailing yacht built in the southern hemisphere.

 

FEATURES AND AMENITIES

Vertigo carries and affords multiple features and amenities.  For instance, loft-style interiors, custom-designed by Christian Liaigre and an oversized Jacuzzi hot tub with retractable sunpads.  In addition, there are bimini covers, and glass screens on the air-conditioned deck.  Additionally, she has a midarette gymnasium with direct sea access and an open-air cinema screen.  Ready for some fun?  Watertoys include 4 tenders, and importantly, an 8 meter Limo tender with removable roof.  Not to be outdone, sailing dinghies, kayaks, paddleboards, scuba equipment, inflatables, and towable toys join the fun.

Patagonia

PATAGONIA YACHT CHARTER

We find the idea of a Patagonia yacht charter immensely intriguing.  It is a sparsely populated area. Specifically located at the southern tip South America.  The western coastline belongs to Chile, and the eastern side is part of Argentina. The opportunities for exploration and adventure are numerous, as this region comprises the southernmost portion of the Andes mountains.  Just east of the mountains, there is great bio-diversity with deserts, steppes, and grasslands. The western coast of Patagonia borders the Pacific ocean, and the eastern coast borders the Atlantic ocean.

 

HOW TO RENT A YACHT CHARTER

In conclusion, we stand by to chat with you.  Call us at +1-800-YACHTCHARTERS (922-4824) or +305-720-7245 — 24 hours. #sailingyacht #patagonia #yachtcharter

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How Big Is Too Big? What’s The Best Size for Superyacht Charter Vessels?

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Vertigo superyacht launch

 

THE SIZE OF A FOOTBALL FIELD

In catching up on technical reading, I studied the launch of the 96 meter Feadship yacht VERTIGO.

For many of our clients, the epitome of luxury is a Feadship yacht charter vacation.  These fabled Dutch builders have placed a number of their award-winning vessels into the superyacht charter market.   Vessels like yacht HURRICANE RUN, motor yacht JOY, and the the 81 meter yacht AIR, the second largest Feadship currently available for charter, hold a coveted ranking among the most popular luxury yachts for hire in the world.

 

 

As I reviewed photos of yacht VERTIGO, Feadship hull 1066, I was floored by her massive size.  At 96 meters in length (about 315 feet), she is longer than an NFL football field, from bow to stern.  Even her onboard amenities are grand – like the 9 meter x 4 meter swimming pool and the below-deck helicopter hangar.

I thought to myself, “Our charter clients will be amazed when they see this yacht.”

 

AMAZED — BUT WILL clients be????

 

Is it possible vessels like Feadship yacht VERTIGO and similar sized yachts are too big for a superyacht charter, no matter how impressive their onboard amenities might be.  Too ostentatious?  An appropriate size to maneuver?  Is sher affordable?

 

VERTIGO coming out of Luerssen superyacht build hangar

 

IS THERE A BEST SIZE FOR A CHARTERYACHT?

So just how big is too big – and is there an optimal size yacht for charter?

 

As a person might expect, there is no simple yes or no answer.  More importantly, there IS a correct answer – and it comes from understanding not so much what the charterer wants, as what the charterer needs!

 

While the charter rate and yacht’s appearance and amenities are important, those details initially take a back seat to the primary factors used to determine the optimal size of the yachts we recommend to our clients.

 

 

 

 

Our charter consultants focus on two primary criteria when determining the right yacht. For instance, destination and intended use.

 

Girl snorkeling in clear blue water

 

DESTINATION DICTATES YACHT SIZE

“Where” the client wishes to charter is the first factor in determining how large a yacht they can enjoy.  Simply stated, some yachts are too large, and draft too deeply in the water to safely navigate certain destinations.

 

COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENTS

Jana Sheeder, our company’s President best explains the challenge:

“A client who enjoyed a 175ft Feadship yacht charter vessel in the Mediterranean in the summer, might ask for a similar yacht to explore the Bahamas in the winter. However, the Bahamas are a shallow destination and many of the best beachfront anchorages are too shallow to be enjoyed by a Feadship with a typical 12ft draft. Instead of quoting a Feadship, we would probably recommend a yacht like the 164ft Mangusta MOONRAKER.  She’s just 10 feet shorter in length than a comparable Feadship, but drafts just 6ft – half the draft of a Feadship!”

 

 

USE DICTATES YACHT SIZE

“What” the charterer wishes to do during the rental period is the second factor in recommending a yacht based on size.  If the yacht is to be used for a corporate event, like the Cannes Film Festival, accessible dockage is crucial to the success of the charter.  Our friend Hansel describes the importance of analyzing dockage requirements in relation to the yacht’s size.

“For a static charter, the yacht is normally positioned stern-to (perpendicular to) the quay so VIP guests can come and go.  If the yacht is too long, it will have trouble docking stern-to, and it’s bow will jut out, and possibly restrict the passage of yachts entering and exiting the marina. It is far better to provide the client with a yacht shorter in overall length, but greater in volume via multiple decks for entertainment and socializing.”

Once the destination and use issues have been addressed, we can present the largest yachts that won’t compromise the needs of the client.  At this point, the focus shifts to cost and amenities, with many clients seeking the biggest yacht in line with their budget, as well as a vessel with unique watertoys.

 

THE SUPERYACHT OWNER’S PERSPECTIVE

As an interesting side note, the owner’s perspective on what is the ideal size for a superyacht for charter differs from that of the charterer and charter broker.  With many owners, bigger is better.  Driven in part by ego, yacht owners continue to build larger and larger yachts.   In a recent interview with Superyacht Times, John Rosatti, the owner of 65m yacht DOUBLE DOWN, commented on the growing trend to build bigger yachts:

“Everyone’s going bigger now, just look around. In 1988, I had a 34m Thunderball and it was in the top 100 largest yachts. Now I have a 65m, which may have just slipped out of the top 250. These boats get bigger and the ports get smaller. Where do you put them? It’s tough. If you look around there’s virtually nothing under 150 feet now.”

 

MANAGEMENT WEIGHS IN

Yet even when ego seems to dictate the size of yachts, there is still some semblance of reason for a few yacht owners.  Paolo Casani, managing director of C&N, believes new-build growth in charter yachts will be in the 45-65m sector.  Casani told Superyacht Times:

“They’re (45-65m yachts) easier to manage and you have more berthing options. Yachts this size are the most appealing for charter.  We had a 60m that did 96 days of charter in one season. The owner offset his running costs and actually made a profit. The pricing for charters becomes far less attractive for the market when you get above 65 meters.”

 

FINAL YACHT SIZE THOUGHT

While affluent owners will continue to push the bar and build yachts in the 100 meter range, and larger, for most charterers, the ideal charter vessel will be the yacht that is best suited for the client’s desired cruising destination and specific use.  Whether that yacht is 50 meters or 100, should remain a secondary factor in selecting the right yacht for the ultimate superyacht experience.

Interested in The Superyacht Experience™ with family and friends?  Click https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ to fill out a convenient form! 

 

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Top Award for Luxury Sailboat

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Profile photograph of sailing yacht, VERTIGO, underway. She is headed toward the right side of the photograph. She has a dark hull, teak deck, and white superstructure. Her full sails are white.

VERTIGO sailing yacht

AWARD ANNOUNCEMENTS

The winners of the 2012 ShowBoats Design Awards ammouncements are here.  A “ragbag” knocked out a slew of luxury “stinkpots” to score the top award.

GALA RESULTS

The gala at the Monaco Opera House welcomed winners.  Alloy Yachts’ 67.2 meter sail yacht VERTIGO was declared the evening’s big winner.  This was in front of a VIP audience. For instance, megayacht owners and the industry’s leading designers and naval architects.

AWARDS

Designers Philippe Briand and Christian Liaigre took home three Neptune Awards for multiple items. For instance, Exterior Design & Styling, Interior Layout and Best Recreational Space for Guest Use.

ABOUT THE YACHT

Built in New Zealand, and launched in 2011, yacht VERTIGO, at 837GRT, is the largest luxury sailing charter vessel to be built in the Southern Hemisphere.   It took 29 months to design and build the 5-stateroom cruiser. 

RATE

Weekly rental rates begin at € 200,000, plus expenses.

OTHER ALLOY SAILING YACHTS

Other charter sailboats similar to sailing yacht VERTIGO and built by Alloy include

SHOWBOATS DESIGN AWARDS

The ShowBoats Design Awards, now in their third year, denote a symbol of distinction.  The the yachting industry’s designers approve.  Twenty-one “Neptunes” awarded to the winners during the evening. Event sponsors include Boat International Media,  Lürssen, Benetti, Feadship, and Trinity.

HOW TO RENT AN AWARD-WINNING YACHT

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