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!)
Another superyacht owner makes an annoucement. RoMEA relocates to the Caribbean for the upcoming winter/spring season, and he offers a special charter rate.
WHO IS RoMEA?
Abeking and Rasmussen motoryacht RoMEA arrives in the Caribbean in early December. She is 270 feet 35 inches, and she’s gorgeous. She plans to participate in the winter 2016/spring 2017 St. Martin yacht charter season.
A 2015 yacht, moreover her first year in charter service in the Mediterranean. She now joins a growing list of superyachts relocating to the Caribbean in December. For instance, 58 meter Benetti yacht ILLUSION V.
WHERE DOES SHE RANK?
RoMEA is ranked 84th on the list of the world’s largest yachts. Yacht RoMEA accommodates 12 charter guests in six staterooms.
She is part of a growing fleet of wellness yacht charter vessels. These yachts are “floating spas.” Onboard amenities include many wellness experiences. For example, massage services, indoor and outdoor cinemas, and a beach club with steam room. Guests use the yacht’s extensive watersports inventory. For instance, underwater sleds, windsurfers, and stand up paddleboards SUP’s. In addition, scuba gear (for certified divers), kayaks, and water skis are available.
HOW MUCH DOES THE YACHT COST?
The published charter rate for ROMEA is €875,000 per week, plus running expenses.
Our friend, James, manager of motor yacht DOUBLE DOWN, dropped us an email last week. He knows we are big fans of this 65 meter Codecasa. James seemed excited to share the news about the superyacht and her newest watertoy.
We were certainly intrigued. A multi-repeat client of ours enjoyed 10 days exploring Greece onboard this spectacular yacht. He raved about the vessel’s condition, amenities, and the crew’s outstanding silver-service.
“DOUBLE DOWN has a magnificent new towed tender for the Mediterranean season – a 42ft (12.8m) MTI with centre console and 4 x 300 HP engines,” wrote James.
“Wow!” we emailed in response. “What year and what does she look like?”
James replied, “She is in fact a 2015. Silver with black highlights on the hull. Black Mercury outboards. White radar dome is now painted grey.”
James was correct – we ARE excited! Performance-style tenders have replaced on-deck Jacuzzi tubs as the “must-have” amenity for many of our private luxury yacht charter clients. The days of hopping in the “dinghy” are long gone. As one of our clients explained to us, “I don’t pull up with my wife to Joe’s Stone Crab restaurant on South Beach in a Kia, so why would I come ashore in St. Tropez in an inflatable RIB tender?”
The MTI V-42 center console tender added to the stable of watertoys onboard Codecasa motor yacht DOUBLE DOWN is simply a beast. With quad 300hp power, this 42 ft tender can cruise at 40mph, and hit top speeds in excess of 70mph. The tender’s unique hull design yields straight, stable handling at all speeds.
COMPANY PRESIDENT RESPONDS
Jana Sheeder, our company President, explains why this matters:
“A fast tender is an important component of a private yacht charter vacation, especially in remote areas, like the Ionian islands of Greece. If the seas get rough while taking charter guests sightseeing, the MTI V-42 design keeps the bow high in both head and following seas, and the tender can easily knock down big swells. In simple terms, this means a dry ride in extreme conditions.”
Indeed ride and performance are important, but so are luxurious amenities and comfort. The seats are quite comfy for long-range cruising with the double-wide forward lounge the most comfortable. Speakers seem to be everywhere on this tender, so listening to your favorite tunes is a breeze, even with the engines at full throttle.
CURRENT YACHT PLANS
Captain Charles and his crew of 17 are currently enjoying yacht DOUBLE DOWN in the summer Monaco yacht charter season. To kick off the season, the yacht secured a berth in Monaco at the Monaco Yacht Club for client who were interested in a Monaco Grand Prix yacht charter. They are on the ball! With 8 large guest staterooms, this 65 meter superyacht boasts excellent flexibility for guest sleeping arrangements.
GUEST FACILITIES and AMENITIES
12 guests sleeping in 8 staterooms (6 king & 2 twin staterooms)
On demand movies and music
Large wind-protected outside dining area on the upper deck with bar
It’s hard to imagine, but the perfect yacht for glamorous special events and summer private luxury yacht charter cruising in the Mediterranean is now even more appealing thanks to her newly-added 42ft high performance tender…
The 54th installment of the annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, FLIBS, covers six locations and over 3 million square feet of space. Exhibits range from yacht builders and designers, to exotic cars and brokerage yachts. A variety of boats are on display, both in water and on land – runabouts, center consoles, cabin cruisers, skiffs, sailing yachts, tenders, superyachts, megayachts, powerboats, catamarans, and monohull sailboats.
Of course the star attractions each year remain the extraordinary superyacht vessels that dominate the Caribbean yacht charter marketplace each winter.
“For us, FLIBS represents the launch of the winter charter season,” says Jana Sheeder , President of SailAway Yacht Charters and 1-800 Yacht Charters. “This is our chance to introduce our clients to the winter season’s best options for Florida yacht charter vacations. Additionally, many of these yachts will consider relocating to the nearby islands to accept Bahamas yacht charter bookings.”
In addition to the hundreds of yachts on display, Sheeder points out the show is the perfect venue for inspecting and testing the hottest new watertoys.
“If we see a ‘must have’ toy that we feel will enhance the charter experience for our clients, we’ll be the first to promote it to the charter yacht owners. There is truly something for everyone at FLIBS.”
Welcome, April. Great news. Open charter dates on award-winning CMN yacht CLOUD 9 are nearly sold out for the 2011 summer Mediterranean yacht charter season.
With Indian Ocean yacht charters behind her, the yacht’s owner is keen to fill the last remaining calendar weeks for summer.
In July, the yacht is in Naples, Italy. Open dates remain between July 12 and 22, 2011
AUGUST MOVES CLOUD 9
She moves to Croatia in August, with available dates from August 16 in the area of Split, to September 7 in Athens, Greece. Clients travel anywhere in Croatia and Greece during this period – with no delivery fees.
The weekly rental rate in July and August is € 357,000, plus all expenses.
ABOUT THE YACHT
A CMN 2009 yacht, she has the classic blue hull and white superstructure. Yacht CLOUD 9 sets the scene for a truly nautical and contemporary superyacht. Her interior is enriched with warm woods and subtle blue and cream tones. The yacht interior also combines natural materials and textures into a formal but relaxing environment.
The yacht has modern communications systems and an extensive watertoys list. The most discerning charter clients love this yacht.
The myriad of recreational toys offered by private yacht charter vessels continues to grow each year, as more and more yachts continue to battle for the same handful of HNWI for whom yachting is a lifestyle, not a once in a lifetime adventure.
WISH LISTED ITEMS
Gone are the days when a yacht only carried a windsurfer and some snorkel gear. Today, the onboard watertoy inventory sheet on most superyachts reads like a wish list from the Hammacher Schlemmer Christmas catalog. Jetlev hover boards, giant waterslides, even mini submarines are now the norm.
While most of the toys have straightforward names that define their intended use (for example, stand up paddleboards, water skis, etc.), some have downright funny names, associated with foods that come to mind when looking at the toys.
FAVORITE TASTY TOYS
Here are our favorite food-inspired charter toys, found on many Virgin Islands yacht charter vessels:
DONUT – There are actually several types of donut watertoys. The most common ones look like giant tire inner tubes, hence the term, “donut.” A totally new “spin” on the water donut is the BBQ Donut, where several people can sit inside a floating donut-shaped vessel, complete with sun awning and bbq grill.
BANANA – This colorful towable toy is pulled along by the charter yacht’s tender. It’s all about a fast, bumpy ride. Bananas aren’t typically “fast food,” but this banana fits the bill! Depending upon the size of the banana, some carry 2 riders, and some six or more. Hang on tight – falling off at high speed can sting a bit when you splash into the water!
HOT DOG – Take a towable banana, paint it red, and add a couple “buns” to the sides and voila, you’ve got a towable hot dog watertoy. The inflatable buns actually perform a purpose – by adding extra stability to the toy. In other words, you don’t fall off as much as you do on the banana…but hey, falling off is part of the fun!
BROWNIES THIRD LUNG – ok, so you don’t really “ride” this one. Work with me, here – it’s a watertoy, and its name sounds like food! This is basically an air compressor situated in a floating donut. (If you’d like, we can refer to it as YET ANOTHER TYPE OF DONUT WATERTOY!) The compressor pumps air into long tubes that tie into a snorkel mask. Swimmers wear the mask and breathe fresh air, allowing them to do very shallow dives, while safely tethered to the floating compressor. It’s a great way for novices to experience the sensation of SCUBA diving while snorkeling in shallow water.
A 30% savings on a Balearic Island superyacht experience? Absolutely!
Award-nominated Sunseeker 131 motor yacht THUMPER is running an exceptional 30% discount for charters taking place as of the 7th of September to the 27th of September, 2016 in the Balearics, starting from Ibiza. She offers accommodations for 10 guests in 5 staterooms.
The tourists have all gone home, but the weather is still warm and sunny in Spain. Save over €46,000 Euros.
…and YES – superyacht Thumper IS the motoryacht in the 2016 film, “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie,” featuring Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, Jane Horrocks, June Whitfield, Mo Gaffney, Christopher Ryan, Stella McCartney, Kate Moss, Jerry Hall, Bruno Tonioli, Jon Hamm, Perez Hilton, Joan Collins, and others.
Chic beach clubs, iconic sunsets, fabulous Mediterranean food and stunning scenery await you in Ibiza, Palma, and Mallorca.
Super yacht THUMPER is a magnificent combination of performance and custom design with a cool & relaxing interior. Sumptuous textures, stylish art features and a clever layout including side balconies, create spacious living areas. Her vast sundeck with Jacuzzi, sun loungers and seating areas is the perfect place for relaxation and entertaining. When not enjoying the exquisite cuisine and service onboard, guests will be kept active by her plethora of watersports toys.
Spanish Charter license
Chic Hamptons beach design
Side balconies maximizing sense of space
Ingenious layout to optimize service and guest comfort
Plethora of water toys to entertain kids of all ages
The owner of motor yacht ILLUSION V announces her repositioning. ILLUSION V is a 58 meter Benetti who charters the Caribbean and the Bahamas for winter 2016, and spring 2017.
WHO IS ILLUSION V?
She is elegant, contemporary and offers unparalleled luxury. Benetti ILLUSION V yacht is a masterpiece from celebrated design duo Green and Mingarelli. She has an abundance of dining, entertainment and relaxation areas. In addition, a full bar and beach area on her lower deck enhance the yacht. Other areas abound. Specifically, a toy garage bursting with the latest toys exists. Her toys include a Jetovator, flyboard and Inflatable slide.
Built in 2014, she features accommodations for up to 12 guests in 6 staterooms.
Key FEATURES and AMENITIES:
The perfect sundeck layout with large Jacuzzi, sunpads, shaded dining, full bar and BBQ
Several dining options indoors and al fresco
6 full bars on 4 decks
Luxurious beach club set-up
Cinema and media room on the bridge deck (converts into 7th stateroom)
Impressive inventory of watersports equipment and recreational gear
We looked at the picture Dave had snapped, and he was right – it seems yacht owners
wanting to give their guests the option to indulge in off-board relaxation
can now do so by offering use of a portable sea cabana.
Designed by the USA-based ParrLuxe company, the cabana is intended as a solution to the problem of guests on large charter yachts having to walk up several levels to sunbathe, and then down the same levels to access a swim platform for a dip in the sea.
With room for 15 to 20 people, the cabana inflates in 15 minutes from a small air compressor, and comes complete with wraparound seating, a stainless steel swim ladder with teak steps, and a rigid carbon-fiber canopy frame.
ParrLuxe also offers a cabana with a natural swimming-pool option – a net-covered hole in the floor of the cabana lets in sea water, while keeping out jellyfish.
As our reader Dave pointed out, the cabana can also be tethered behind a boat, making it
ideal for children to use.
The “Sea Cabana” is available in black, white, and turquoise, and is priced at $35,000.
The deckhand approaches the charter of guests. He says, “would anyone care to ride the banana?“
Surprisingly, not an eyebrow was raised nor a snicker made by any of the guests at the funny name. These were repeat charterers, and they knew. A”banana” is one of the reasons that they chose to charter this Feadship yacht.
A banana is one of many popular watertoys available on most Caribbean yacht charter vessels. It is a towable toy that is a giant, yellow, floating cylindrical tube, with room for 3 or more fun-loving adventurists.
Charter skippers add more new toys to their onboard inventory every season. Yachts used to only carry a couple of fishing poles, snorkel gear, and a windsurfer. Now, you find waverunners, underwater scooters, and multiple towable toys onboard the typical vessel for hire.
“When it comes to toys on today’s charter vessels, the rule of thumb is simple – go extreme,” says Sheeder. “We now see yachts carrying high performance waverunners, segway scooters for playing ashore, and even small submarines for exploring reefs.“
The onboard toy inventory of Oceanco motor yacht SEVEN SEAS reads like a Hammacher Schlemmer catalog. The yacht carries multiple watertoys. Just a few, for instance, are 3 tenders, 4 waverunners, windsurfers, paddleboards, kiteboard, kneeboard, wakeboard, snorkel gear, and multiple Aqua Slides.
The 81 meter Feadship motor yacht AIR keeps pace with yacht SEVEN SEAS by including among her toys: 2 Laser sailing dinghies, 4 Kayaks, SCUBA gear (certified divers only), and 4 BladeFish underwater scooters.
Sheeder is grateful her yacht owners continue their pursuit of bigger, faster, more unique toys.
“In the end, it’s the charter customers who benefit from the childlike enthusiasm of yacht owners willing to spend whatever it takes to have the newest toys and techno-gadgets onboard their luxury yachts.“
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