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2 Epic Luxury Yacht Charter Vacations for Spring 2016

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NEW DESTINATIONS

Industry experts predict the continued growth of the yacht charter market in 2016.  Retail charter brokers 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 2 more.  Unique 2016 yachting vacations are spring’s most epic getaways.

 

HELI-SKIING YACHT CHARTER GREENLAND

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

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.

 

SOLAR ECLIPSE YACHT CHARTER SOUTHEAST ASIA

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.

 

COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENTS

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

 

ALL ABOUT INDONESIA

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.  Can’t make it for the big celestial event?  The yacht’s regular weekly rate is $140,000.  It 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 deliver The 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 DO YOU CHOOSE?

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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Bali Yacht Charter Chef Makes Foodie Tiramasu

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MAN IN MOTION

Travel is a way of life for Chef Jorge Valderrama. He holds culinary diplomas from schools in Santiago and Lima, Peru.  His career is punctuated by working and training in diverse destinations. For instance,

 

  • South America
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore

 

However, he never forgets he is from Peru.  Jorge has a great interest in Peruvian and Latin American cuisine.

“I feel very identified with Latin American cuisines, and always enjoy sharing the flavors and memories of my past.”                                                                                                                                                                            Jorge Valderrama

 


THE BALINESE YACHT

Now, Jorge is the chef onboard Bali yacht charter vessel DUNIA BARU. This is a wooden 51 meter motor-sailor built in 2014.  It is designed in the traditional Indonesian Phinisi style.  Accordingly, Phinisi yachts are wide and stable for cruising in comfort.  This wooden superyacht accommodates 14 guests in 7 spacious and well-appointed staterooms.

 

Photograph of a chef on a wooden sailboat. He is in the galley. He is standing over a frying pan, and is is smiling. He is wearing a beige short-sleeved t-shirt.

Jorge is proud to incorporate locally-sourced Balinese foods into his menus.

“When cooking I always prioritize using the best and freshest product available.  This enables me to create a diverse and creative menu while catering towards guests’ preferences.”

 

TIME FOR DESSERT!

We present his recipe for Bali-inspired Tiramisu, as an illustration of Jorge’s talents.

“This is a simple tiramisu recipe which I’ve modified using some local ingredients from Bali’s markets. The use of palm sugar adds a toffee like flavor which blends very well with the coffee and creamy cheese mix.”

 

 

Ingredients

200 gram package lady finger biscuits

2 tbsp. bitter cocoa powder

 

  • SOAK:

2 cups strong brewed balinese coffee (Balikopi)

Two tablespoons coconut arak

2 tbsp. coconut sugar

 

  • FILLING:

1 cup mascarpone cheese

¾ cup cream cheese

½ cup palm sugar, shaved and dissolved in ½ cup of boiling water until thick.

 

  • ASSEMBLY:

Whisk together mascarpone and cream cheese. Keep whisking and slowly add the thick palm sugar syrup until the mix is smooth. Keep mix in the fridge.

 

THIS LOOKS AMAZING…

Mix all soak ingredients and keep aside.

 

Lay down lady fingers on a baking tray until creating an even layer.

 

Spoon the soak mix on the lady fingers until evenly soaked but not too much to avoid breaking.

 

Add:

A thick layer of the filling

Another layer of lady fingers and repeat the soaking process

The rest of the filling on top

 

Sprinkle cocao powder on top and keep in the fridge for 3 hours before serving.

 

 

THE FINISHED PRODUCT

Plate and ENJOY!!!

 

 

The Superyacht Experience™ (created by 1-800 Yacht Charters) includes wonderful meals, prepared by talented chefs, using fresh, local ingredients wherever possible…

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Did She Really Offer That???

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SAY WHA???

What could be better ?  Dreaming of a Phuket yacht charter odyssey for a full week?   The answer is a glorious TEN nights in Thailand. Those Thailand nights are aboard a luxury yacht charter vessel for the price of SEVEN nights!

 

Imagine saving a whopping 30% off your next superyacht experience.  All of that 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

 


WOW! 

We were a bit surprised as well, yet that’s the offer that was tendered to us today by management.  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 . It is 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.”

 

IMPRESSIVE YACHT

Readers of our blog know.  We 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.

 

KEY FEATURES

  • 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

 

NOW, IT’S YOUR TURN…

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.

 

HOW TO RENT A YACHT?

In conclusion, check availability and learn more about chartering private luxury yacht Lamima.  CLICK https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/explore-our-yachts/lamima/book-now/

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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

INDONESIA YACHT CHARTER SPECIAL

1-800 Yacht Charters announces a special charter opportunity with a filmmaker.  It is time to discover Indonesia on an exclusive charter yacht excursion. It is special because the charter includes noted anthropologist Dr. Lawrence Blair as a personal guide.

ONBOARD CELEBRITY TOUR GUIDE

The yacht is available from December onwards in Raja Ampat, Indonesia.  Dr. Blair is your host for an unforgettable superyacht experience.™  Welcome aboard the world’s largest wooden sailing yacht, LAMIMA.  It is totally free of charge for Dr. Blair to join you for all or part of your yacht charter.

 

 

Man holding human skull

 

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.  Experience Indonesia in the company of a true expert.  Dr. Blair is born in the United Kingdom.  He is a resident of Bali, and he has been 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.

ABOUT CHARTER YACHT LAMIMA

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).

 

INCLUDED IN THE YACHT CHARTER FEE 

  • 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.

 

KEY FEATURES OF YACHT LAMIMA 

  • 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)

HOW TO BOOK SAILBOAT LAMIMA

In conclusion, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters via our convenient online booking form.  Come and enjoy the ultimate superyacht experience in Southeast Asia this winter and spring.  Your FREE expert guide is Dr. Laurence Blair onboard sailing yacht LAMIMA. What an experience!

Sample SPA menu and itinerary are available upon request.

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