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130 Foot Luxury Yacht Charter Vessel Offers Bahamas Special

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Profile photograph of Westport brand yacht, Mary Alice II. She is a solid white motoryacht. She is facing the right side of the photo.

Bahamas Yacht Charter Boat – Mary Alice II

MARY ALICE II SPECIAL

The owner of the 130′ Westport motor yacht MARY ALICE II has announced a special rate. This is for Bahama yacht charters this winter!

The special is offered for now through April 30. Book a regular 7-night charter for $100,000 per week ($120,000 per week for 2011 year-end holidays).  Motor yacht MARY ALICE II welcomes you!  Receive an additional 3 nights for free!

 

 

ADDITIONAL SAVINGS

As if that weren’t generous enough!  There is an addition to the special rate of 10 nights for price of 7.   Her owner will waive all delivery fees to move the yacht from South Florida to the Bahamas. This is a savings of approximately $4000.

ALSO!  The yacht has hard-to-come-by dockage at the famous Atlantis resort and marina in Nassau (Paradise Island), for the year-end holidays!!

Photograph of motoryacht Checkmate heading towards Atlantis in the Bahamas. The yacht is on the right side of the photo. All that you see is the black hull of the yacht and white superstructure. The yacht is facing approximately 11 o'clock in the photo, if the photo were the face of a clock. Atlantis, the resort, is at the top left corner of the photograph.

Atlantis, Bahamas – Superyacht Checkmate

 

INTERIOR FEATURES AND ACCOMMODATIONS

The immaculately-kept 130′ Westport yacht MARY ALICE II boasts brand new interior soft goods and AV equipment.  She accommodates 10/12 guests in 5 staterooms and will allow 2 more children to sleep on air mattresses in sky lounge.

 

CABINS

Her ondeck Master suite has opening windows for fresh air, and blackout blinds for total privacy. Four guest cabins are located belowdeck and feature King beds, two of which can convert to twins.

 

 

SKYLOUNGE AND WATERTOYS

Other amenities include a skylounge with satellite TV and an 8-person hydrotherapy hot tub.  Active guest will enjoy two waverunners, kayaks, underwater Seabobs, and a high performance 34′ Regulator-brand towed tender.

 

 

CREW

Captain Kelly Esser and his crew of 5 look forward to treating their guests to the time of their lives in the Bahamas or Florida!

CHARTER A YACHT IN THE CARIBBEAN

For further information about chartering in the Bahamas, contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters destination specialists at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Active people love catamarans

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Photograph of a catamaran sailboat at anchor, while charter guests sit with feet in the water or dive off and swim from the boat.

Crewed catamaran charters are a wonderful vacation for active and adventurous travelers.

Most catamarans feature a large assortment of water toys.  For instance, sea kayaks, towable tubes, snorkel gear, and towable bananas.  Also included in watersports activities are hamster balls (clear ball for walking on water), trampolines (that sit on the water), SeaDoos, paddleboards, and skurfers.  There are many fun activities and toys to enjoy on a catamaran vacation.  The previous items are just a few.

Many catamarans also offer SCUBA for certified divers.  If guests aren’t certified but want to try it, they are able!  They can take a resort course from the yacht, as well!

Bahamas yacht charter catamarans receive special treatment.  They are often visited by swimming pigs that live on Big Major Cay, better known as “Pig Beach.”  The pigs swim out to the boats.  You can also swim with them, give them approved treats, and take lots of selfies!

Are you ready to book your active sailing charter?  How about swimming with the Bahamian pigs?  From your crewed catamaran?  If so, then contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ today!

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Benetti Vision 145 Selects Bahamas Yacht Charter Arena for Winter – luxury yacht charter

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Newly built Benetti motor yacht CHECKMATE, fresh from her inaugural stint in the summer 2013 Mediterranean yacht charter market, has arrived in Fort Lauderdale, in preparation for the upcoming winter season.
Unlike similar-sized yachts that relocate to the Caribbean to offer Virgin Island yacht charter vacations, M/Y CHECKMATE will be based in Nassau and seek Bahamas yacht charter bookings through May, 2014. Profile of yacht CHECKMATE, facing left. Yacht has black hull with white superstructure
Launched earlier this year in Italy, she is the 15th vessel built in the fabled shipyard’s Vision series of semi-custom yachts.  The Benetti Vision 145 yacht CHECKMATE  now joins the many Benetti yacht charter vessels currently in service, such as motor yacht MINE GAMES, and James Bond yacht, DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER .

Five guest staterooms are available onboard, including a master cabin on the main deck, featuring a King bed, and ensuite baths featuring his and hers bathrooms. Below deck are four spacious cabins with accommodations for 8 additional passengers, plus two Pullman berths, suitable for small children.

The 45 meter yacht made her public American debut at the 2013 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, with newly-appointed Captain Phillip Nash onboard for the winter season.  At the conclusion of the show, the Italian superyacht repositioned to the Bahamas.  

Her owner then plans to send her north, next summer, to participate in the New England Martha’s Vineyard yacht charter market.   

Weekly rates begin at $200,000 per week, plus all expenses.
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Catamaran sailing yacht SURPRISE – Amazing…

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Photograph of smiling guests laying on the deck of a catamaran sailboat. The sun is shining.  The sea looks calm.

We just had a remarkable time on catamaran SURPRISE for three weeks…! Crossing the Gulf Stream, going to the ‘Stranded Naked Party’ and then winning three races at Regatta-Time-in-Abaco. Amazing! High adventure, good fishing, idyllic ports-of-call, delicious food, superb hosts, and a gorgeous yacht – a total escape into the unique joys of the crewed catamaran charters cruising life! Thank You.

J.H.

 

ABOUT THE YACHT

Sail catamaran SURPRISE is a 48′ yacht with accommodations for 4 to 6 guests. Currently accepting Florida yacht charters and Bahama yacht charters for the summer and Fall of 2011, her weekly rates are:
2/$8,500
4/$9,950
6/$10,950(family)

Rates are all inclusive with standard ships bar, and good for Bahamas or South Florida charters. Children 10 and under sail free, limit 2 per charter!

Please add appropriate tax as follows:
Miami pick-up – add 7.0%
Key West pick-up – add 7.5%
Bahamas pick-up – add 4%

Come explore the Florida Keys, the Everglades, the Dry Tortugas, or the Bahamas aboard sail catamaran SURPRISE.

HOW TO RENT A SAILBOAT

Contact our destination experts at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ to reserve your private luxury yacht.

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Celebrity’s Luxury Yacht Charter Vessel Might Need New Name

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Photograph of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis at a formal event. He is in a tuxedo. She is wearing a black dress and neck scarf. The photograph of of them from the chest up. They are looking at the camera.

Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis

 

SAY IT AIN’T SO

Should we believe the reports?  If so, there’s trouble in Paradis for Captain Jack Sparrow.     

 

JOHNNY DEPP AND VANESSA PARADIS

People Magazine reports Hollywood A-lister Johnny Depp is in hot water. He and his love of 14 years, singer Vanessa Paradis, are calling it quits.  According to People, Depp, 48, and the Chanel model, 39, have not been in public together for more than a year.

 

CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW, YACHT OWNER

To the movie-going public, Depp is a star.  He is best known for his role as Captain Jack Sparrow. The pirate is the central protagonist of the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise.  In the yachting industry, the actor is more familiar.  For instance, he is the celebrity owner of a charteryacht often cruising the Bahamas.

This week’s office water-cooler question: will the split lead Depp to rename his Bahama yacht charters motor yacht, VaJoLiRoJa?

Photograph of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis on a yacht. Johnny is at the left of the picture. He is taking a photo. Vanessa is standing next to him, on the right, watching what he is doing. They are casually dressed. He is wearing green shorts, a light blue sleeveless t-shirt that shows his arm tattoo, and a bandana on his head. She is wearing a pink long-sleeved shirt, and her hair is pulled back in a ponytail. The yacht is white with brown shiny wood interior.

Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradise on yacht VaJoLiRoJa


BOAT NAME

The boat’s clever name comes from combining the first few letters of each family member’s name, partner Vanessa Paradis, Johnny, and their kids, Lily-Rose and Jack. 

 

JOLLY ROGER

If Johnny drops Vanessa, can we assume the multi-syllabic boat name will shed its current first syllable – leaving us with JoLiRoJa?  We kind of like that – if you say it fast enough it sounds like, “Jolly Roger”  — a perfect name for this 156 foot yacht of distinctive character.

 

VAJOLIROJA

But wait, what if it’s Vanessa forcing Johnny to, “Walk the plank?”  If she keeps custody of the yacht, the new name could be VaJoLiRoJa.   Has a nice sound to it – kinda rolls off the tongue…

 

PROPOSED YACHT NAME

Perhaps the best name for the yacht is RANSOM, as in Depp’s reported $300 gross profit sharing booty from Disney’s Pirates movie franchise.  

 

HOW DO I RENT A YACHT?

View our favorite celebrity-owned mega yacht charter vessels, then contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ to plan your own adventure at sea.

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Close To Home – Cruising the Bahamas for Easter

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Catamaran at anchor in front of an island in the Bahamas. Gorgeous photo has turquoise water in ocean

FAMILY VACATION

The memories from a family yacht vacation last a lifetime.  But how long does it take to get to our favorite cruising destinations?

 

EASTER AND SPRING BREAK

Whether flying commercial or private, it can be tedius.  It can be a long, sometimes grueling endeavor to get to the Caribbean, for instance, if you are going for Easter or Spring break.    

CLOSE TO HOME

Is there an alternative closer to home – a destination that offers warm waters, plenty of sunshine, and a chance to reconnect with family and friends, away from the crowded tourist traps?  The answer is, “Yes” and it’s less than an hour away from mainland USA – it’s the Bahamas.

In the time that it take for commuters in Miami to drive to their jobs in Fort Lauderdale, you can catch a flight from South Florida to this tropical paradise.   
 

THE BAHAMAS

The 16 major islands that make up the Bahamas are an exquisite mix of breathtaking natural beauty.  Blinding white sand beaches curl around the edges of almost every island, and the shallow waters reflect a turquoise hue found in few places around the world.
 

VIRGIN ISLANDS

Unlike the crowded anchorages visited in the Caribbean’s Virgin Islands, you can cruise for days in the Bahamas, without seeing more than a handful of people.  Many of the islands are sparsely populated, while the only inhabitants on some islands are large iguanas and friendly wild pigs that will swim out to your boat to beg for treats!

GOOMBAY AND BAHAMIAN LIFESTYLE

If you do come across the human residents, you will encounter genial, native Bahamians, known for their laid-back attitude, along with the vibrant Goombay/Calypso island culture.  Life is a celebration to these warm people, and hardly a week goes by without a parade or festival, celebrating their English colonial heritage and deep religious traditions.The recreational opportunities are endless as the Bahamas are a true sportsman’s paradise.  Outdoor activities include championship golf and tennis on the larger islands,  while the smaller Keys feature long stretches of  beaches, alluring underwater caves for diving, and coves where you can freely swim among dolphins and scores of fish.
 
A tropical paradise, close to home – what more could you ask for this Spring?

AVAILABLE YACHTS

During April and May, 1-800 Yacht Charters has over a dozen yachts in position for Bahama yacht charters, both large like 157′  yacht SCOTT FREE suitable for 12 guests, to smaller vessels like the 85′ yacht ANDIAMO with room for 4 to 6 passengers.

Best of all, there are plenty of EASTER specials available for last-minute getaways.
 

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

Are you ready to book your Bahamas yacht charter family vacation? Contact your 1-800 Yacht Charters destination experts at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ 

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Deep Discount for Bahama Crewed Catamaran

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Sparrow photograph. Picture of back of catamaran named Sparrow.  Picture taken at sunset, and the boat name is lit up in blue lights. It is a logo.  The name sparrow has a bird flying off of it.

 

THE VACATION

Tourism ads claim, “It’s Better in the Bahamas.”  The crew and owner of Sunreef 62 sail catamaran SPARROW believe it is true.  They are ready to have you join them there!

THE DISCOUNT

To increase interest in Bahama yacht charters, catamaran SPARROW is offering a $2000 discount.  This fare is off of regular rates for any charters in March, 2011 in the Bahamas.

In addition to this, the team at 1-800 Yacht Charters is offering an additional $2000 discount for any charters on Sunreef 62 catamaran SPARROW in the Bahamas in March.

This brings the  total savings to $4000 .  This equates to a discount of nearly 18% off of catamaran Sparrow’s regular rate of $23,000 per week!

 

THE RATE DETAILS

Rates in the Bahamas are all-inclusive except for special requests, for instance, wines, champagne, special alcoholic drinks, excessive alcohol consumption.  In addition to this are air fares, transfers airport/yacht/airport, dockage fees if any, use of communications onboard, and crew gratuity. These things are what you expect on any vacation.

Included in your charter price is fuel for 4 hours of engine operations.

Discounted charters must take place in March, 2011 and must be for a minimum of 7 nights.

 

THE BAHAMAS

Just 50 miles from Florida, the Bahamas form an archipelago that extends over 500 miles of the warmest and clearest water in the world.

map of florida and the bahamas and cuba. Satellite image with labels.

 

The Bahamas offers some of the most gorgeous and sheltered yachting grounds in the world. Islands and cays are interspersed among brilliant white beaches and coves.  Within sight, the Bahamas chain includes Eleuthra, the Abacos, Exuma, Nassau, the Berry Islands, Paradise Island, Grand Bahama, Cat Island, and all of the Bahamian Cays.

 

THE CATAMARAN

Sunreef 62 SPARROW offers a unique experience to her guests. Charterers indulge in the elegance of a yacht and savor the adventures of sailing.  This sailing yacht comfortably accommodates up to 8 adult guests. All 4 staterooms feature ensuite bathrooms.

 

HOW TO BOOK A SAILBOAT CHARTER

In conclusion, take advantage of this $4000 discount and come find out for yourself if it truly is Better in the Bahamas!  Click https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ to reserve your adventure onboard catamaran SPARROW now.

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Destination Caribbean: Where is Grand Bahama?

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Photograph of underwater reef with colorful orange and black fish swimming over it
GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND

Recently, a customer asked, “Where is St Thomas?”  We answered the question in our blog, entitled, “Destination Caribbean:  Where is St. Thomas?.”  Here, we identify the location of another popular destination.  We introduce one of the most family-friendly islands in the Bahamas, GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND.  

 

WHERE IS IT LOCATED?

Grand Bahama Island is located in the Caribbean, in the Atlantic Ocean. It is about 190 miles west of Nassau and 55 miles from South Florida. It is also due east of Fort Lauderdale and northeast of Cuba. Atlas and map users users will find the island at coordinates 26°39?N 78°19?W. 

 

map of florida and the bahamas and cuba. Satellite image with labels.

EST AND DST

Grand Bahama is the fifth largest island in the Bahamas island chain. The chain has approximately 700 islands and more than 2,000 cays.  It is in the Eastern Standard Time zone (EST). Daylight Savings Time (DST) is observed in the summer months from March to November.  This is when the time is pushed forward by 1 hour to Eastern Daylight-savings Time (EDT). It shifts back by 1 hour after the summer, and returns to EST.

 

WHICH AIRPORT TO FLY INTO?

By air, the island’s international airport, Grand Bahama International Airport (GBIA), is 35 minutes from Miami.  It is 3 hours from New York.  It is also 7 hours from Los Angeles.  Finally, it is 9 hours across the pond, from London.

 

LURE OF THE ISLAND

The charms of the island attract visitors from around the world. Many of these visitors arrive on the largest yacht charter vessels. Deep surrounding waters and bordering shallow reefs teeming with tropical fish are an irresistible magnet. It keeps boaters coming back year after year. The islands premier marina is the full-service 115-slip Port Lucaya Marina

 

WHAT DOES IT HAVE TO OFFER?

Grand Bahama features lots of excitement.  For instance, miles of beautiful beaches, nature preserves, resort hotels, a major casino, nighttime entertainment, an animal shelter full of the Bahamas’ own breed of dog available for adoption (the potcake).  It also features warm, tropical, emerald-green seas, and tons of watersports activities. 

 

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS

A NEAT FACT:  When Christopher Columbus visited the island in 1492, he called it Gran Bajamar – ‘Great Shallows,‘ from which the name Grand Bahama was derived;  however, the name of the island’s capital city, Freeport / Lucaya, is probably better known to the world today than the name of the island, itself.  

 

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

Come explore the Bahamas on some of the newest yachts available for charter HERE

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Destinations for Yachting – Top 4 in 2011 – part 2

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Photograph of motoryacht BIG ZIP underway. It is heading to the right side of the photo

BLOGS ABOUT DESTINATIONS

Destinations of yacht charters is a popular and often requested topic.

Our professionals at 1-800 Yacht Charters reviewed 2010’s “hot spots” and checked with various mega yacht owners with yachts in transit to enticing locations around the globe.

The team compiled a list of the top 4 desirable yacht charter destinations for 2011 and the ultimate yachts to rent for the experience.  Yesterday, we shared 2 of the 4 top destinations for 2011 with our readers:

DESTINATION – INDIAN OCEAN

1.  The Indian Ocean, onboard motor yacht CLOUD 9.

 

DESTINATION – AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

2.  Australia and New Zealand, onboard super yacht GALAXY.

 

DESTINATION – BAHAMAS

Today, we present the other two hot spots for the new year!

3.  It’s Better in the Bahamas, on BIG ZIP.

Photograph of the turquoise water in the Bahamas. Photo is taken from the beach. There is a palm tree on the left side of the photo.

 

Don’t have time to travel half around the world for a luxury mega yacht charter?  No worries! The Bahamas offers pristine water and uncrowded beaches, and they are located just an hour away from  South Florida.

 

ABOUT BIG ZIP

There are over 700 islands in the Bahamas.  Trinity yacht BIG ZIP is the ideal platform for a week of discovery and exploration there.  The vessel features 5 staterooms for a perfect superyacht experience in exclusive surroundings.  The yacht’s interior was designed by Evan Marshall. The yacht’s watertoys include  a 32 foot Intrepid towed tender, a 21 foot Novurania RIB tender, a 3-person waverunner, and snorkel gear and towable toys.  Pricing begins at $190,000 per week.

 

DESTINATION – DALMATIAN COAST

4. Do the Dalmatian Coast on KOKOMO.

The 789-mile coast of Croatia is indented with countless coves and inlets, creating one of the finest places to sail on earth. The most famous cruising grounds are in the Dalmatian Islands, which stretch from Dubrovnik northwest to Zadar. Sail boat charters can unveil the charming anchorages, ancient villages, and translucent waters of the islands.

Photograph of a blue-hulled sailboat. View of the yacht headed toward you. Photo from the water line.

DESTINATION – CROATIA

The sail yacht KOKOMO will spend the summer cruising the coast of Croatia. This sailboat is sleek and elegant, with superlative sailing characteristics without compromise for comfort.  Flexible accommodation arrangements allow for up to 12 guests in five staterooms, all with ensuite bathrooms.  Her prices begin at € 230,000 per week.

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HOW TO BOOK YOUR YACHT CHARTER

Are you ready to try out a new destination on your own private luxury yacht?  Contact us at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ , and we’ll put your vacation together for you TODAY.

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Expect Tax Hike On Your Virgin Islands Yacht Charter Vacation

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Doing any boating this spring in the Virgin Islands?  If you are, plan on bringing a few extra bucks with you (or…take a money-saving tip from our company President, Jana Sheeder).

 

Photograph of Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters

This will be the first spring yachting season since the BVI enacted new legislation in 2017, increasing cruising taxes.

Here’s a breakdown of both the previous and current fees:

  • OLD (Seasonal Rates):  $.75 – $2 USD per person per day
  • NEW (Flat, Year-Round Rate): $6 USD per person per day

These rates apply to Virgin Islands yacht charter vessels registered and based in the British side of the territory.  “Foreign”  based yachts – meaning charter yachts coming in from other bases such as the US Virgin Islands and elsewhere — will also see an increase – from $4 to $16 per person per day.

HELPFUL TIPJana Sheeder, our company President, suggests,

“When planning your Virgin Islands yacht charter vacation, ask your charter broker to present yachts ‘based’ in the British (BVI) side of the territory if possible, as opposed to those based in St . Thomas (USVI) or elsewhere.  This small tip can save you 63% in extra cruising fees!!!”

A complete explanation of the tax increase is available on the official  British Virgin Islands website.

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This Spring, grab the family, leave the stress of work and school behind, and set sail for adventure in the nearby Bahamas or the Virgin Islands – both a short flight from the USA mainland.  Let 1-800 Yacht Charters Deliver the Superyacht Experience to you and your family.

CLICK HERE for a sampling of our Caribbean-based yachts…

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