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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.
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.
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.”
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.
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 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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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,
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
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.
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.”
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.”
200 gram package lady finger biscuits
2 tbsp. bitter cocoa powder
2 cups strong brewed balinese coffee (Balikopi)
Two tablespoons coconut arak
2 tbsp. coconut sugar
1 cup mascarpone cheese
¾ cup cream cheese
½ cup palm sugar, shaved and dissolved in ½ cup of boiling water until thick.
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.
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.
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.
Plate and ENJOY!!!
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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.
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.”
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.
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.
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