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2 Epic Luxury Yacht Charter Vacations for Spring 2016

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With industry experts predicting the continued growth of the yacht charter market in 2016, retail charter brokers are anxious to identify new and exciting destinations and opportunities for their clients. With the help of yacht maven Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters, we take a look at two unique 2016 yachting vacations that could be spring’s most epic getaways.



At first glance, the idea of snow skiing and yachting seem mutually exclusive.  Typically, if you want to go boating in the winter or spring, you jet off for the warm waters of the Caribbean. Conversely, a ski vacation normally occurs far away from any yachting destinations, in a mountainous area like Vail or Kitzbühel

All the more reason a combination ski trip and yachting holiday is about as unique as it gets, as one of the world’s largest yachts for hire will be offering heli-skiing charters along the coast of the world’s largest island!

The 254 foot ice-breaking Icon motor yacht LEGEND is offering adventure charters in Greenland, from April through June, 2016.  She features guest accommodations for 26 passengers – perfect for private groups and large families.

Glaciers and icebergs make Greenland a unique destination. The alpine ranges south of the Arctic Circle in western Greenland are known for coastal heli-skiing on peaks up to 6500 feet (2,000 meters) and skiers can glide almost to the edge where the glaciers meet the sea.

Expedition yacht LEGEND profile


As Jana Sheeder explains, the adventure goes far beyond the slopes.  “Motor yacht LEGEND has been specifically outfitted with a wide array of watersports equipment and toys for exploration.  The yacht carries a small submarine for exploring under the ice pack, as well as kayaks, and snowmobiles.  If you’re into adventure and exploration, this yacht has tremendous appeal.” 

Onboard amenities include a cinema room, Balinese-style spa, gymnasium, and on-deck Jacuzzi large enough for 16 people.

Rates begin at €75900 per day with a 5 day minimum reservation required.



If skiing and polar exploration is not your thing, an exotic warm-weather escape might be more appealing, especially when you throw in one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles.

The world’s largest wooden sailing yacht is offering a rare opportunity to witness a celestial event in an environmentally vibrant, and culturally rich corner of our world.

Sail yacht LAMIMA is offering a 10-day adventure cruising the waters of Raja Ampat, Indonesia where on March 9, 2016 at 8:58am all onboard will witness a full solar eclipse.

Scientists have said one of the optimal viewing points on the earth to see the full effect of the eclipse is in the area of Raja Ampat,” says Sheeder.  “We often encourage our clients to plan their private yacht charter vacations around the full moon, but experiencing a solar eclipse from an ocean vantage point is truly unique.”

Lamima sailboat profile

Indonesia offers diverse wildlife and world’s best snorkeling and diving sites. Sailing yacht LAMIMA has an extensive watersports inventory including  kayaks, paddleboard, and a full inventory of SCUBA gear for both Padi and Nitrox certified divers.  The crew includes a spa therapist and a local tour guide.
The ALL-INCLUSIVE 10-night charter rate for the solar eclipse excursion is $200,000 for up to 14 guests.  If you can’t make it for the big celestial event, the regular weekly rate is $140,000 and can be pro-rated for trips as short as 5 days.

picture of solar eclipse



Sheeder hopes to organize more unique yachting excursions throughout 2016. “We want to deliver the total Superyacht Experience to our clients.  We understand our clients want to immerse themselves and participate in unique cultural events.  Skiing in Greenland and witnessing a solar eclipse in Indonesia are perfect opportunities to experience an epic eco-friendly adventure.  What a great way to reconnect with family and friends, embrace diverse cultures, and rejuvenate mind, body, and spirit!”


Which destination would you consider for an epic yacht charter? Comment below, and we’ll send you an Eco-Tote to help you save the earth with us!

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Did She Really Offer That???

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What could be better than a Phuket yacht charter odyssey for a full week?   The answer is a glorious TEN nights in Thailand, onboard a luxury yacht charter vessel for the price of SEVEN nights!


Imagine saving a whopping 30% off your next superyacht experience in one of the world’s most desired cruising destinations – Southeast Asia.


LAMIMA sailboat at the back of a cove with a girl on stand up paddleboard in the foreground



We were a bit surprised as well, yet that’s the offer that was tendered to us today, by Gayle of Camper & Nicholsons.  Gayle is the luxury yacht charter manager for the world’s largest wooden sailing yacht, LAMIMA, based in Southeast Asia.


Gayle’s email to us read in part:


“…Dont (sic) miss out on the super 10 days for the price of 7 deal being offered on LAMIMA for a charter between 04-20 January 2018 . Based in Phuket this winter they are able to cruise Thailand and/or Myanmar at the weekly rate of 106,000 USD +APA (running expenses such as food, bar, fuel, and dockage).” 


She went on to remind us to why our clients should choose sail yacht LAMIMA for their Thailand yacht charter vacation:


“…enjoy the warm Indonesian hospitality, a plethora of watersports , two SPA therapists offering a selection of massages, facials and pedicures and the professional dive team ready to take you to the best dive spots.”



Readers of our blog know we have profiled this unique vessel as perhaps the most exclusive luxury yacht charter sailing vessel in service in Indonesia and Southeast Asia.   The yacht’s owner has been known to bring a celebrity anthropologist onboard to serves as a special tour guide for the charter guests, and occasionally offers special rates and spa/wellness packages .


The custom built yacht is nearly 214ft in overall length, sails with a crew compliment of 20, and can accommodate up to 14 guests in 7 staterooms.



  • World’s largest wooden sailing yacht
  • Seven staterooms, all with ensuites sleeping 14 guests
  • Padi-diving certification and instructors
  • Onboard SPA therapists
  • Contemporary Asian design
  • Shaded relaxation areas
  • Large Alfresco outdoor cinema screen


masseuse giving massage to person on massage bed on deck of sailboat Lamima



IF saving 30% on a luxurious vacation in an exotic destination appeals to you, then this yacht and mystical Thailand are the right match for you and your travel companions.  To check availability and learn more about chartering private luxury yacht Lamima, CLICK

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Join Emmy-winning Filmmaker for Indonesia Yacht Charter Onboard Sail Yacht LAMINA this Winter

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Aerial view of islands in Indonesia


1-800 Yacht Charters is pleased to announce a special opportunity to discover Indonesia on an exclusive charter yacht excursion with noted anthropologist Dr. Lawrence Blair as your personal guide.


Available from December onwards in Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Dr. Blair will be your host for an unforgettable superyacht experience onboard the world’s largest wooden sailing yacht, LAMIMA.  There is no additional cost, and Dr. Blair can join you for all or part of your charter duration.

Man holding human skull


This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Indonesia in the company of a true expert. Born in the United Kingdom, Lawrence Blair has been a resident of Bali for 35 years. Having witnessed and documented over three decades of Indonesia’s evolution and produced the Emmy award-winning series RING OF FIRE in 1988, Blair is a highly-respected anthropologist, author, explorer and filmmaker.

Blair and his brother, Lorne spent 10 years wandering the archipelago without any form of navigation, guides, radios, or compasses. During their mission to discover Indonesia, they encountered the Asmat tribesmen of Papua, Dukan healers in Bali, and the elusive Dream Wanderers of Borneo. They came face-to-face with the deadly Moluccan Blue-Ringed octopus, climbed erupting volcanoes, were washed away in monsoon flash-floods, and survived near drowning, starvation and illness.


Lamima classic-styled sailboat with yellow hull


The 65 meter Indonesia yacht charter vessel LAMIMA offers luxury accommodations for up to 14 guests in seven staterooms. The vessel features contemporary elegance embellished with Asian-influenced styling, along with a long list of watersports toys and spa-type amenities.  Built and outfitted for wellness yacht charter, the yacht offers hands-on spa therapy by the onboard #pijat masseuses, and incorporates guided shore excursions – all designed to invigorate mind, body, and spirit.

The weekly rate for up to 14 guests is $175,000 and is based on all-inclusive terms (+ 11% local taxes).



  • All arrival/departure land transfers.
  • The services on of an onboard crew of 20
  • All meals onboard (additional charges will apply for any special food requests incurring charges relating to the transport of such items into Indonesia).
  • Refreshments and all beverages – including alcoholic beverages.
  • SCUBA Diving (Padi certification and Nitrox certification available upon request).
  • All watersports activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, etc…
  • Spa treatments and massages.
  • Shore excursions and island hopping, led by Dr. Laurence Blair.
  • All admission fees to National Parks and permits.
  • Fuel for cruising and for running generators.



  • World’s largest wooden sailing yacht [built in 2014; LOA: 65.2m (213ft 10in)]
  • Seven staterooms, sleeping 14 guests, bathrooms ensuite.
  • Padi-diving certification and instructors
  • Onboard SPA therapists
  • Contemporary Asian design
  • Shaded relaxation areas
  • Tour guide (led for a limited time by noted anthropologist, Dr. Laurence Blair)


Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at 305-720-7245 or via our convenient online booking form to enjoy the ultimate superyacht experience in Southeast Asia this winter and spring, with Dr. Laurence Blair onboard sailing yacht LAMIMA.

Sample SPA menu and itinerary are available upon request.

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