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2012 Luxury Yacht Charter Top Trend – Wellness Vacations

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Photograph of two calendars showing the year number only. One says 2011, and the other says 2012.  They are white spiral bound, with black font.

2011 to 2012

 

A YEAR MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Last week, we reported on an increase of newly-built superyachts entering the market, in combination with fewer weeks of yachting vacations being sold.

 

INCREASE IN SUPERYACHTS

In the category of yachts from 30 to 50 meters (about 100 to 165 feet), there was a 28 per cent increase in the number of yachts on the charter market in 2010. At the same time, the same market segment saw a reduction of 10.7 per cent in weekly base rates.

 

DECREASE

A decrease in the number of charter weeks sold worldwide (down 9 percent in 2010, from 2009) and increased competition due to a growing number of new yachts, means owners must look for new ways to attract potential customers.

 

MARKETING TREND IN YACHTING

So what is emerging as the newest marketing trend in 2012 to lure new and repeat clients?

WELLNESS VACATIONS…

 

Photo of a massage bed in middle of room with calming photos on the wall

Spa on a superyacht



SPA AND WELLNESS CHARTERS

The largest yachts in the world have accepted the challenge to compete with the world’s best land-based spas. Exercise equipment, once a novelty on yachts and relegated to a small area on deck, has given way to fully-equipped onboard fitness centers and workout rooms. 

 

Photograph of motoryacht LADY S at anchor. She is a big white boat. She is facing the left side of the photo.

Amels yacht, LADY S

LADY S YACHT

NFL Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, for example, recently purchased the Amels motor yacht LADY S.  Spa type upgrades on the 70 meter yacht include a heated Jacuzzi dip pool with swim jets and in-water exercise bar, Summit-brand deck furniture, a Turkish sauna, and full gym with Woodway treadmills, Techno Multi Cross training platform, a Synchro Excite, and stationary bicycle.

Profile photograph of yacht HIGH POWER III underway. Calm sea, waves lapping underneath yacht as it moves. Rock mountain in the back left side of photo.

HIGH POWER III YACHT

The recently-launched 70 meter motor yacht HIGH POWER III provides an entire deck for wellness.  The existence of an true “Spa Deck” shows how unique this Italian-built yacht really is.

A sauna, steam room, and fully-equipped gym are complimented by a private outdoor area with comfortable sunbeds. Adjacent massage and beauty rooms serve as suitable options for total relaxation. Breakfast, light lunches, even barbecues can be enjoyed outside on the spa deck as well, for the outside forward area has been set up with a bar and barbecue.

 

TRENDS IN WELLNESS

Look for 2012 to be the year onboard masseuses and wellness crew members offering aromatherapy, meditation, and yoga classes becoming commonplace on many of the world’s newest yachts.

 

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

Rent private yacht – Ease your mind and body with a wellness vacation.  Contact the 1-800 Yacht Charter specialists at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ today.

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3 to Watch: Luxury Yacht Charter Maven Shares Hottest Yacht Construction Trends for 2017 & Beyond

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WHAT TO WATCH IN YACHT CHARTER INDUSTRY

With her repeat clients pushing for the newest yachts with unique amenities, Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters, understands the need to keep her finger on the pulse of the latest yachting design trends.

 

JANA SHEEDER, PRESIDENT, 1-800 YACHT CHARTERS ANALYSIS

Sheeder shares with us three over-the-top design trends she has noticed on upcoming new builds and recently-launched superyachts.

 

BALCONIES

 

OKTO superyacht balcony terrace

 

Balconies are features of upscale villas and resort suites.  The use of balconies (or “terraces”) is the ideal way to integrate interior  and exterior areas.  This amenity has now caught a foothold in superyacht design.  Builders are adding balconies adjacent to interior dining rooms, beach clubs, and most impressively, off of master cabins. 66m ISA motor yacht OKTO, for example, incorporates a private balcony in her full beam master suite.  The hydraulic balcony is  controlled by the guests. Specifically, simply push a button. This is a distinct advantage over earlier generation balconies on older yachts.  They require the assistance of the crew to open and close. The balcony comes with an air curtain to keep the interior spaces cool, while having the balcony open to the ocean.

 

POOLS

OKTO aerial running shot showing pool and decks

No, not Jacuzzi-style spa tubs – they are still an important superyacht amenity as well.  We’re talking about cool, fresh water pools, large enough to frolic with the kids on a warm summer day (or swim in place with the aid of current-generating waterjets).

When you’re anchored in a cove near Ibiza on a hot July afternoon, a dip in cool freshwater is a pleasant alternative to the salty, warm ocean.  Great examples of Balearic island yacht charter vessels with pools are 67.5m motor yacht ICON, and 108m Pride Mega Yachts 2018 motor yacht TOMORROW.

 

 

WELLNESS AREAS

 

Wellness massage room on yacht SOLANDGE

The interest in wellness yacht charter vacations continues to grow, with more and more clients requesting yachts that offer amenities for mind, body, and soul.  Saunas, steam rooms, gymnasiums, quiet yoga areas, as well as onboard nutritionists, beauticians, and massage therapists are a big draw.  Sheeder believes yachts that cater to mindfulness and overall wellness will be in great demand in 2017 and beyond.  Examples are the 85m Lurssen yacht SOLANDGE and  Tankoa yacht SUERTE (69m).

 

In conclusion, it is time to rejuvenate mind, body, and spirit.  Let 1-800 Yacht Charters deliver The Superyacht Experience™ to you, your family and friends. Click https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ now. 

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72M Yacht AXIOMA Slashes Rates For Select Caribbean & Monaco Yacht Charter Dates

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AXIOMA motoryacht side profile

 

YACHT CHARTER OWNER SUPERSTAR

It’s hard to imagine any superyacht owner who is more passionate about the business of private luxury yacht charters than the owner of superyacht AXIOMA.

Never content to sit back and quietly wait for inquiries, the owner of this award-winning yacht often contacts us with special promotional offers to entice affluent travelers to enjoy the superyacht experience first-hand.

VACATION DISCOUNT

On the heels of the recent special year-end holiday prices, the owner has asked us to slash rates by 43% for select dates in May and September.

Technically, the offer is 7 nights for the price of 4 – which equates to a 43% discount on the published rates.

 

CARIBBEAN YACHT CHARTER

Motoryacht AXIOMA will remain available in the Caribbean through the month of May;  thus, anyone interested in a week-long St Barts yacht charter vacation, for example, has the opportunity to pay for just 4 nights, yet enjoy the yacht and the destination for 7 nights.

Can’t get away in May?  Prefer to spend your vacation in the Mediterranean this summer?  No Problem!!  You can enjoy the same great deal on select dates in September.  That’s right – come enjoy the Monaco yacht charter experience for 7 nights for the price of 4.

Motoryacht AXIOMA is normally priced at €490,000 per week in May, and €595,000 per week in September.  By taking advantage of this special, you’ll pay €280,000 per week in May or €340,000 per week in September – a savings of 43%.

Regular visitors to our website and blog are familiar with the pedigree of yacht AXIOMA.  She’s the 2014 World Superyacht Award winner for Design Excellence.

One of the world’s largest rent-a-yacht vessels in the market, guests will relax within the spacious confines of six decks, and 30,000 square meters of space.

KEY FEATURES

  • Stunning Alberto Pinto beach house-style interior
  • Unique Double-level main salon with an open mezzanine
  • Impressive Infinity swimming pool on the main deck
  • Wellness yacht charter theme with fully equipped gym, massage room and steam room
  • This yacht is ideal for 5 to 6 couples, with accommodations for a maximum 12 guests.

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Take advantage of this deeply discounted offer now.  Text AXIOMA 43% to 305-720-7245 for more details, or email info@1800yachtcharters.com

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84th Largest Yacht RoMEA To Make Caribbean Yacht Charter Debut

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SUPERYACHT DEAL ANNOUNCEMENT

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.

ROMEA yacht profile

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

WELLNESS YACHT

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.

 

 

HOW TO RENT A YACHT

Enjoy an amazing private luxury yacht charter by contacting 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ today.

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Expedition Yacht LEGEND Cancellation for January Antarctica Adventure

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LEGEND expedition ice breaker yacht seen through the hole in an iceberg

OPEN DATES FOR ANTARCTICA YACHT CHARTER ESCAPE

A spectacular superyacht has a last-minute cancellation. We at 1-800 Yacht Charters are pleased to announce a special opportunity.  This is your time to discover Antarctica this January on the world’s largest ice-breaking yacht. She is 77 meter (254 ft) motor yacht LEGEND.

 

THE ULTIMATE LUXURY EXPEDITION

We first introduced our readers to expedition yacht charter vessel LEGEND. We also discussed her upcoming schedule for Antarctica in a blog in October.  Owner Jan Verkerk gave the green light to accept reservations in Antarctica through mid February, 2017.   The ship is a commercial vessel from 1973.  She was then purchased by Verkerk. He outfitted her in 2015-2016 as the ultimate luxury ice-breaker. This enabled charter clients the unique opportunity to explore one of the last great frontiers on the planet earth.  This is from the comfort of a luxury yacht charter vessel.

 

ABOUT CHARTER YACHT LEGEND

The yacht is packed full of features. For instance, a helicopter and a 3-man submarine.  Super yacht LEGEND allows her guests to explore the rare frozen world.  She has an entirely new angle. Think of the early explorers who trekked across the frozen tundra in snowshoes and slept in tents!

Intimate gatherings and relaxation can be found in the cinema, the Balinese-themed spa, or bubbling away on deck in the heated Jacuzzi.  There’s even a real fireplace in the saloon where you can cozy up and enjoy a good book.

Active guests can get their hearts pumping with a workout in the gym, exploring the ice packs on snow scooters, or hiking and coming face-to-face with the wildlife.

 

SUPERYACHT KEY FEATURES

  • Commercially-certified helipad
  • 3-man submarine
  • Ice-breaking hull
  • Snow scooters
  • Balinese spa
  • Cinema
  • Swimming pool
  • Gym
  • 26 guests in 13 staterooms

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED ON YACHT CHARTER?

The weekly rate for up to 26 guests is $460,000 plus running expenses, for example, food, fuel, dockage, bar, etc.  (In addition, commercial passenger ship local taxes only when applicable).  The charter fee includes personal laundry, normal communication costs, hotel supplies and basic internet. In addition, the speed is 248/512 internet speed. Higher internet speed is possible, but not included in the charter fee.

Further details of seasonal rates:

  • WEEKLY: € 460,000 per week
  • DAILY:  € 76,667 per day – minimum 5 days
  • Delivery and re-delivery fees:
    -Winter, Port of departure in the South, Falkland Islands
    – Summer, Port of departure in the North, Bergen (Norway)
    First 3 days at €20,000 per day; Extra days at €15,000 per day
    These prices are plus fuel (450 liters/hr main engine + 70 ltr/hr per generator)
    Delivery and re-delivery prices are fixed prices and don’t include fuel. Delivery fees are nonrefundable.
  •  Helicopter (optional)Helicopter details: 4-5 Guests + 1 pilot / €260,400 per week including pilot insurance.
    This is an estimated price, depending on the type of required helicopter and destination.
  • Submarine (optional)
    Submarine: 2 guests + 1 pilot / €85,000 per week, including pilot, and insurance.Submarine: 2 guests + 1 pilot / €55,000 for 3 days, including pilot, insurance.
  • Discounts:
    10% discount – 2 week charter
    15% discount – 3 week charter
    20% discount – 4 week charter


LEGEND BOOKINGS AND YACHT CHARTER CRUISING SCHEDULE

After spending time in Antarctica, equally important, the yacht will head to South America and the Caribbean, then on to the Mediterranean for the summer.  Here are her current, confirmed expedition yacht charter vacations, and her schedule.

 

Bookings

  • 21st December 2016 – 1st January 2017 / King George Island to King George Island, Antarctica
  • 2nd – 9th January 2017 / King George Island to King George Island, Antarctica
  • 10th – 17th January 2017 / King George Island to King George Island, Antarctica
  • 12th – 19th February 2017 / King George Island to King George Island, Antarctica
  • 18th – 28th March 2017 / Antigua to St Maarten
  • 10th -17th June 2017 / Kangerlussuaq to Disko Bugt , Greenland
  • 8th-15th July 2017 / Nice to Portofino
  • 23rd – 30th July 2017 / Athens to Corfu (Option)

 

Cruising Schedule

  • December 2016 to February 2017: Antarctica & Patagonia (based in Falkland Islands)
  • March and April 2017: Patagonia & South America (based in Falkland Islands)
  • May to mid-June 2017: Greenland and Norway (based in Bergen)
  • July, August & September: Mediterranean

 

HOW TO BOOK SUPER YACHT LEGEND

In conclusion, it’s time for The Superyacht Experience™!   Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters via our convenient online booking form to enjoy the ultimate vacation onboard motor yacht yacht LEGEND.

LEGEND ice breaker yacht underway

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Great Reason For a BVI Yacht Charter Today

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Aerial photo of Scrub Island Resort Spa and Marina. Photo shows a blue swimming pool amid beige buildings with shiny metal roofs. There is a marina with boats in the background, and mountains on either side of the back of the photo. The ocean water is deep blue. The sky is blue and full of puffy white clouds.

Scrub Island Resort Spa and Marina (tks to Wikipedia)

 

HURRICANE IRMA HITS THE CARIBBEAN

Hurricane Irma struck the British Virgin Islands in early September, 2017. She left destruction. For instance, a trail of battered yachts, debris-filled beaches, and widespread destruction.

 

STATE OF THE CARIBBEAN

Fast forward 2-plus years.  The island chain is once again as popular as ever as a world-class yacht charter destination!  The islands are back to normal. For example, the debris is gone, the marinas are rebuilt, and the white-sand beaches are once again glistening in the rays of the warm Caribbean sun.

 

WHY CHOOSE THE BVI FOR YACHT CHARTER?

Great news!  There is a new reason to choose the BVI this spring for your Caribbean superyacht experience.  DUTY FREE FUEL.

 

GOVERNMENT AMENDMENT

The British Virgin Islands (BVIs) government amended its custom regulations in December 2019.  They now offer duty free fuel to yachts.

Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters, explains:

“As long as your luxury charter yacht remains in the BVI for a minimum three days, your crew can take advantage of these cost savings.  Depending upon the size of the superyacht you charter, the savings can be significant.”

 

PREMIER OF THE BVI COMMENTS

Andrew Fahie, the Premier of the BVI also commented on the new rule:  “This will be a step in the right direction towards encouraging megayachts to make the BVI their home port,” says Andrew Fahie, the premier of the BVIs.

Fun Fact for British Virgin Island Yacht Charter – A Snorkeling Paradise

 

Other areas of the Caribbean, for instance, St Martin and St Barts, draw more megayacht visits.  The BVIs seem prepared to give the other islands a run for their money.

Multiple marinas for deep-draft superyachts, especially sailing yachts, now exist.

The BVI has year-round warm temperatures and as a general rule.  Not only that, but calmer waters occur here than in other areas of the Caribbean.

Flight times from the USA to the British Virgin Islands are shorter.  Not only is there an international airport in Tortola suitable for both commercial and private jets. but there is also regular ferry service between the BVI and the nearby U.S. Virgin Islands.

If easy flight access, beautiful anchorages, and money-saving opportunities matter to you, consider the British Virgins for your next superyacht charter vacation this spring.

 

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

In conclusion, it is time to plan your yacht charter for the Spring.  Why not enjoy The Superyacht Experience in a destination with duty free fuel?  The savings that you enjoy on the fuel can be used to purchase a duty free piece of jewelry for your loved one, maybe?  (wink)  Book your yacht charter now by contacting 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/  #thesuperyachtexperience #yachtcharter #1800yachtcharters

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Jingle Bells – Charter Motor Yacht AXIOMA Slashes Christmas Rate

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SPECIAL HOLIDAY RATE

One of the largest yachts available for hire makes an announcement.  Specifically, she cut her Caribbean premium-season rate for Christmas week by €60,000!

The 72.5 meter Dunya Yachts motor yacht AXIOMA is currently open for Christmas week, preferably in the Windward islands of the Caribbean.  To entice a reservation, the owner has lowered the rate from €550,000 per week to €490,000 per week – a savings of more than 10%.

 

AXIOMA motoryacht side profile

ALL ABOUT AXIOMA

She is currently ranked #151 on the list of the world’s largest yachts.  Super yacht AXIOMA (ex Red Square)  accommodates 12 guests in a master suite. In addition, she offers a VIP suite, and four guest double cabins. Moreover, two of the doubles are convertible to twins.

 

BEACH HOUSE

The yacht boasts a beach house-style interior.  It is created by the legendary designer Alberto Pinto. He sadly passed away before the yacht was launched in 2013.  The interior “wow factor” is off the chain.  For instance, it features an open mezzanine in the main salon, and a media lounge on the owner’s deck.  Exterior amenities are just as amazing. In specific, the infinity swimming pool. Additionally, the large Jacuzzi with a swim-up bar, located on the bridge deck, is also noteworthy.

 

WELLNESS ABOUNDS

Like so many other yachts, she focuses on the wellness yacht charter concept.  Furthermore, the yacht boasts a full gym, massage room, and steam room.

 

BOOKINGS

This stunning superyacht is already reserved 27 Dec, 2016 – 3 Jan, 2017. She plans to travel from St Lucia to Canuan.  Her owner desires a charter immediately prior, specifically, somewhere in the area of St Lucia.

 

HOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT A YACHT CHARTER

To reserve superyacht AXIOMA for charter, click https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now/.  A charter specialist will contact you within 24 hours!

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Superyacht Project – Will Oceanco yacht AMARA Join the Luxury Yacht Charter Fleet?

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AMARA yacht with night lights on

THE NEWS

Danish builder Oceanco unveiled their superyacht project.  She is the 120 meter yacht AMARA.  In specific, she debuted at the Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS).

 

THE CONCEPT

The yard continues to push the boundaries of design.  Oceanco yacht AMARA showcases the builder’s new “lifestyle philosophy” concept. She places great emphasis on a family-oriented style of living.  Sam Sorgiovanni, the yacht’s designer, describes the resort-style concept of the project.  Besides this, Mr. Sorgiovanni says, “…the interior and exterior design work in harmony to create a holistic feeling of a relaxed well-appointed resort.”

 

THE AMENITIES

Our quick review of the yacht’s initial technical specs discovers an interior with a contemporary style.  She has natural tones and light woods.  Her design is to embrace the ‘resort’ lifestyle.  Plenty of wide open spaces and natural light lend to the relaxed atmosphere. She is an amazing superyacht project.

AMARA beach club with giant pad for sunbathing

Amara features many onboard amenties. For instance, 2 theatres, 2 Majilis-style areas (Majilis means “a place of sitting” in Arabic), and a climbing wall.  In addition, she has an upper deck waterfall that flows into the main deck swimming pool.  There is a wellness areas on the lower deck, including Hammam steam bath and a beauty salon.  This gorgeous yacht also has a water slide and a circular relaxation pod that suspends over the water.  How unique is she!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Circular pad with pillow suspended over the side of the yacht - new relaxation feature on AMARA

 

The LUXURY YACHT CHARTER QUESTION

Oceanco has a solid reputation for building luxury yacht charter superyachts. For example, 56 meter The WELLESLEY and the massive 95 meter Oceanco yacht INDIAN EMPRESS are in their fleet.  Briefly, we lick our chops to be the first to offer this.  Motoryacht  AMARA promises to be popular for our clients.

 

COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENTS

According to our company president, Jana Sheeder, we may have to wait a while.

“As we are seeing with the 70 meter Heesen yacht GALACTICA SUPER NOVA, also a new concept in resort-style yachts, I believe yacht AMARA will enjoy extensive private use by her owner prior to becoming available for charter.  The good news is that we continue to witness growth in the experiential travel sector, especially with an emphasis on wellness yacht charter vacations.  The demand for superyachts with resort facilities such as spas and beauty salons is strong, and the eventual owner of AMARA will be in a solid position to capitalize on this growing business trend.”  

 

THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

Here’s the Danish builder’s press release via PRNewswire:

Oceanco Unveils Amara – A 120-Meter ‘Resort’ Yacht

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ALBLASSERDAM, The Netherlands, February 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

Amara, Oceanco’s newly designed and engineered 120-meter private yacht concept, designed in collaboration with Sam Sorgiovanni Designs was unveiled by His Excellency Saeed Harib, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, Vice President and Chairman of Dubai International Marine Club – Mina Seyahi, and Senior Advisor to the Dubai International Boat Show.

Oceanco revealed the lifestyle philosophy of creating a yacht designed for extended families and friends. Amara provides unparalleled living and entertainment facilities for up to 20 guests. The contemporary interior with natural timber, stone and textural carpets and fabrics blend to create an inviting and natural environment.

“In designing the exterior lines of Amara, I wanted to portray a very strong and muscular form that was progressive in design but with a timeless appeal,” says Sorgiovanni. Its long bow accentuates the vessel’s generous proportions. Most importantly, the interior and exterior design work in harmony to create a holistic feeling of a relaxed well-appointed resort.

The lower level deck opens up to reveal an expansive beach club resort that offers 3-way access to the sea; port starboard and aft. Also on this deck is a comprehensive wellness area with banya, hammam, beauty treatment lounge and a cinema experience for 16 persons.

THE RELEASE CONTINUES

A waterfall from the upper deck cascades down into the main deck swimming pool. And the main deck is party central, featuring a stunning pool bar, opening balconies and large entertainment areas.

The upper deck has an outstanding owner’s apartment with a private plunge pool and open-air aft deck dining for 20+ people.

The gym with a capital view is located on the bridge deck. For intimate gatherings there are two Majilis-style areas (meaning, “a place of sitting” in Arabic, per Wikipedia) aboard. In addition, there is a quixotic cabana style open-air cinema on the sun deck.  There is something special for young guests and those young at heart.  Specifically, there are accommodations for fun sports equipment. These include as a climbing wall and water slides.

Amara reflects Oceanco’s applied evolutionary thinking, allowing clients to shape their way of life onboard. Amara will take you from the crystal waters of the Maldives to the iconic Caribbean islands, from the ancient marvels of the Mediterranean to the golden sands of Sri Lanka, in privacy, safety, and tranquility.

 

HOW TO BOOK A WELLNESS YACHT CHARTER

In conclusion, come experience healing and restorative powers.  This is The Superyacht Experience™ by 1-800 Yacht Charters.  Reconnect with your family and rejuvenate your mind. Additionally, rejuvenate your body and spirit.  Prices from $200,000 to $1,000,000 per week for up to 12 guests.  Text WELLNESS to 305-720-7245 or fill out our convenient online inquiry form at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ for further details about our yachts, spa-level amenities, and exotic destinations.

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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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Video Of Charter Yacht SuRi In Raja Ampat Islands

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A NICE SURPRISE

OK, we’ll admit it – when Dee Kraley, manager of motor yacht SuRi, first invited us onboard the former oil rig supply boat, we were skeptical. Was it really possible to take an old ship built in 1978 by Halter Marine, cut her in half to extend her overall length from the middle, and transform her into a modern expedition yacht charter vessel?

 

WOW!  AMAZING…

After two extensive rebuilds and a 2016 refit, the answer is a resounding, “YES!”  The “old supply ship” is indeed one of the most luxurious charter yachts available in her size and price category.

 

WHAT HAS CHANGED ON MOTORYACHT SURI

Adding 11 meters to her overall length significantly boosted her volume, both indoors and on deck.

Yacht SuRi underway

 

ADVENTURE AHEAD

Yet more impressive than her transformation is her owner’s commitment to creating the ultimate adventure travel vessel in the charter market.

 

ULTIMATE WATERSPORTS CENTER

While most superyachts carry  a respectable  inventory of watersports gear, this yacht takes it to another level – with multiple tenders,  a helicopter, seaplane, jet skis, hoverboard, scuba diving equipment, quadskis, and so much more. Twenty (20) active, athletic crewmembers add to the neverending fun, excitement, and adventure enjoyed by charter guests.

 

WHERE IS SURI BASED?

So where do you base a yacht filled-to-the-brim with toys?  It must be a destination with endless opportunities for exploration and water-themed adventure. The answer?  The South Pacific and the islands of Fiji, French Polynesia, and Indonesia.

 

FAVORITE ANCHORAGE

A favorite anchorage for yacht SuRi and her charter guests are the islands of Raja Ampat, an archipelago of 1500 islands located off the northwest tip of New Guinea. Marine life thrives here, and the bio-diversity is unlike anywhere else in the world – with hundreds of species of corals and reef fish, along with whales, dolphins, and giant rays.

 

YACHT VIDEO OF SUPERYACHT SURI

Check out this amazing action-packed yacht charter video of motoryacht SuRi and her onboard guests enjoying the breathtaking beauty of Raja Ampat:


Come enjoy The Superyacht Experience onboard motor yacht SuRi.   Available summer 2018 in French Polynesia and Fiji, and priced at $350,000 per week  (plus operating expenses like food and fuel) for up to 12 guests.  Click HERE for further information…

 

DOES TOM CRUISE OWN SURI?

WHAT’S IN A NAME?  No, she is not owned by Tom Cruise or Katie Holmes or daughter, Suri.  Her name, SuRi, is the combination of her owners’ first names.  Just in case you were wondering…  😉

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