Delivering Your Superyacht Experience Since 1976
local and international
+1.305.253.7245
toll-free north america
+1.800.922.4824
 

Tag Archives: yacht charter Balearics

Monitoring International Laws Keeps Yacht Charter Maven On Her Toes

Posted on

Digging Deeper

You would think Delivering The Superyacht Experience™ to boating clients would be pretty straightforward:  A client expresses interest in a yacht for a family vacation.  The charter broker presents several options.  The client makes a selection.

THIS IS NOT SO CLEAN

In reality, it’s not nearly so clean and to the point.  At least not for the handful of super-brokers who handle the world’s elite travelers.

 

JUST ASK JANA

Just ask luxury yacht charter maven Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters.

According to Sheeder, matching a yacht to the client’s budget is just the starting point.

“While our clients are most interested in a yacht’s layout, amenities, and price, we dig deeper – into the yacht’s registration, the nationalities of the crew, and any governmental regulations and laws that might impact the success of the charter and comfort and respect of our clients.”

 

photo of large red Maritime book on its side with a gavel lying on top

 

El Método Español

In addition, Sheeder mentions the rules affecting yachts for hire in Spanish waters.  “We’ve seen a significant increase in interest in Spain, particularly Balearic Islands yacht charter vacations,” says Sheeder.  “Many yachts based in the South of France and Monaco are willing to deliver to the Balearics to accept theses charters.  However, yachts not in possession of a Spanish charter license are at a significant disadvantage, and face restrictions as to where the charter can begin and end, and what nationalities are permitted in the crew.  Something as simple as bringing on a Spanish resident to offer therapeutic massages to the charter guests could be a problem if the yacht is not licensed for charter in Spain.”

 

OTHER ISSUES

Sheeder and her staff monitor other licensing and legality issues. For instance:

  • Local regulations regarding the charter guests’ use of watertoys. For example, waverunners
  • VAT implications of chartering in certain European Union countries.
  • Advance entry requirements prior to arrival in certain ports of call.

 

SHEEDER COMMENTS

“Not understating these regulations and laws can result in a negative experience for the charterer and  guests, and in some cases increase the overall cost of the charter by 10% or more – a significant sum considering many charters are priced in the €500,000 to €1,000,000 per week range.”                 

 

La Manière Française

Currently, Sheeder is monitoring the possible impact of French social security tax responsibilities on yacht crews.  In March 2017, a decree was passed to require crewmembers and their non-French employers (the yacht owners) to make contributions to ENIM – the French mariners’ social security agency. Any yachts and crews spending more than 90 consecutive days in France or French waters are subject to the tax.  The decree was suspended Sept 13, following a disastrous summer tourist season that saw France luxury yacht charter revenues plummet by 40%.

 

 

WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?

Sheeder is waiting to see if the decree is actually overturned in 2018, or if it will come back in a modified form. “These increased costs associated with crew wages end up being are passed on to the charterer, in the form of higher rates for yacht rentals,” says Sheeder.    If the decree is reinstated, Sheeder plans to either offer her clients yachts with French crew, or to convince them to bypass French waters and charter elsewhere in the region.

 

Going The Extra Mile

Do affluent charter clients realize the level of detail involved in orchestrating a vacation on a superyacht?  Sheeder chuckles at the question: “Probably not, but that’s fine with us. It’s like an attorney getting your traffic ticket dismissed in court.  You don’t care how he or she does it –  as long as you don’t have to pay the ticket!  It’s a similar scenario for us – we obsess over the small details in order to deliver a memorable vacation experience to our clients.  A pat on the back is nice, but a satisfied charterer who becomes a repeat customer is even better!”

 

 

HOW DO I RENT A YACHT?

A luxury yacht charter is the ultimate vacation for today’s elite travelers.  Wired, connected, and driven by sustainability and the greater social good, they want to immerse themselves and participate in unique cultural events. 1-800 Yacht Charters understands that their chartered yacht must serve as a platform to an eco-friendly adventure – a chance to reconnect with family and friends, embrace diverse cultures, and rejuvenate mind, body, and spirit.  If this sounds like your next vacation, CONTACT our charter consultants at:  1.800.922.4824 (North America) or 305-253-7245 (local South Florida and international) today.

This entry was posted in News Educational and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Posted on

New Sunseeker 155 Launches in Time for Cannes Film Festival Yacht Charter

Posted on

WELCOME, PRINCESS!

Brand new 2016 Sunseeker 155 model named motor yacht PRINCESS AVK launched.  Her experienced charter-friendly crew and owner make an announcement.  They want to secure a South of France yacht charter right out of the gate.

Princess AVK superyacht in water

 

COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENTS

Having great success with the owner’s first charter yacht, the 40 meter Sunseeker yacht Princess K, the team at 1-800 Yacht Charters could barely contain their excitement, awaiting the launch of  this newest “Princess.”

“Last summer, as the conclusion of a super-successful charter onboard Princess K, Captain Julian Sincock informed us that his boss was quietly building a brand new and larger Sunseeker, and was eager for us to promote her for charter upon her launch,” reports Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters“We immediately spread the word to our preferred clients and set up an online brochure.”

 

ALL ABOUT THE YACHT

This Sunseeker 155 is the largest model built to date by the British shipbuilder.  “Mega yacht PRINCESS AVK is prepared to take her place next to her sister-ship, the Sunseeker yacht BLUSH as the two highest profile tri-deck charter yachts in the 45 to 50 meter size category,” says Sheeder“Their contemporary styling is rivaled by no other builder, with the possible exception of the Dutch-built Heesen yachts.”

More Sunseeker models currently available for charter

 

BOOKINGS

The yacht is in the water for less than a month.  She secured bookings for 17-24 July (Cannes – Ibiza) and 01-21 August (Ibiza – Cannes).  Yes, you read that correctly – she CAN legally go to Spain for Balearic islands yacht charter.   Fully-licensed for Spanish waters. she is one of the largest yachts legally able to charter in Spain this summer.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS AHEAD

Captain Sincock, however, is itching to get started sooner, and the yacht and his team are ready and in position in the South of France to accept a Monaco Historic Grand Prix charter or a Cannes Film Festival charter in May.

At 47.24 meters (154 feet 11 inches), the yacht offers accommodations for 12 guests in 6 cabins including an ample full beam master, two VIP double staterooms and three additional cabins that easily convert from twins to doubles offering greater flexibility during charter. The master and VIP cabins boast floor to ceiling windows, giving a new meaning to a “room with a view.”

 

BALCONIES UNFURL

Her unmatched connection with the sea is evident.  Unfurling balconies on either side of the main deck saloon are majestic.  Additionally, French doors in the skylounge open onto a fold-down terrace.  The soothing beach house vibe undulates.  The lines between indoor and outdoor spaces beautifully blur.

 

IDEAL CORPORATE EVENT YACHT

The yacht is the ideal platform for a corporate event – like hosting a film festival party or watching the race cars scream by during the Grand Prix. The main aft deck features a relaxed seating area with coffee tables – perfect for relaxing at cocktail hour. A glamorous bar and dining area tuck under the radar arch of the open-air sun deck.  A spa tub forward allows unparalleled views while moored stern-to.

 

Princess AVK aft cockpit seating area underway

Come enjoy The Superyacht Experience™ on what Sheeder calls, “The hottest superyacht on the Med charter market this summer!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW TO RENT A YACHT

Rates from €225,000 per week.  Moreover, hurry and contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ right away.  She is in demand!

This entry was posted in Yacht Charter Special Offers Yacht of the Week Educational and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Posted on

Nomadic Chef Joins Heesen Yacht Aurelia for Balearic Island Yacht Charter Season

Posted on

Yacht Charter Chef Jason Carruthers

Yacht Charter Chef Carruthers

Freelance chef  Jason Carruthers has joined the crew onboard the 37 meter Formula 1 inspired motor yacht AURELIA for the upcoming Balearic Island yacht charter season.  Jason has spent the last 15 years traveling and honing his culinary skills, both on land an onboard private yacht charter vessels. His travels have helped him develop an extensive knowledge of international cuisine.  Now living in Palma Mallorca, Carruthers joins the 6-person yacht charter crew on board the sleek superyacht, whose home port is also Palma.
Carruthers explains how he developed his talents for cooking:

“As a private chef I have worked on land and water and cooked in some incredibly remote places where sourcing ingredients can be a daily challenge.  With extensive catering and consulting throughout Europe and working with chefs of all origins, I have been able to absorb a great knowledge of international cuisine.”

Aside from his culinary talents, Carruthers also holds an endorsement in Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (SCTW Maritme), as well as certificates in hygiene, and firefighting, and sea survival.

YACHT CHARTER COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENTS

As he has previously worked on yachts, Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters sees Carruthers as a natural fit to serving onboard motor yacht Aurelia – one of her most popular Balearic Island yacht charter vessels.

“Sometimes, chefs with limited experience on a yacht have difficulty with the transition from working in a restaurant or private home to serving onboard a superyacht,” says Sheeder.  “Jason has a solid boating background, having served as both a chef and deckhand on motor yacht HUSH [38m] and motor yacht Osiana [25m].  He can drive a tender, take a turn on watch, and assist with safety issues.”

 

THE YACHT

Jason’s new home at sea, Heesen yacht Aurelia (priced from €105,000 per week), is well-known in the Balearics.

SPAIN YACHT CHARTER LICENSE

Yacht charters in Spain require the vessel secure a Spanish charter license in order to begin an conclude charters within Spanish waters.  Possessing this license gives Aurelia a distinct advantage over other charter vessels.  Without this license, a yacht can either start or end a charter in Spain – but it cannot do both. This forces unlicensed yachts to spend part of the charter period in far-away France – adding additional fuel costs to the charter customer’s tab (not to mention the loss of precious charter time in Spain).

Motoryacht Aurelia with inflatable slide deployed into the water

YACHT ACCOMMODATIONS AND DETAILS

Aurelia offers accommodations for eight guests in four staterooms.  With her non-traditional paint scheme inspired by Formula 1 racing team colors, the yacht is instantly recognizable.  And just like a F-1 race car, this yacht is fast – hitting speeds of over 30 knots, while similar-sized motoryachts cruise at no more than 12-15 knots.  Charting a yacht with such impressive speed capabilities means Balearic island yacht charter clients can explore the entire chain of islands – from Ibiza to Mallorca, within a week-long getaway.

 

SAMPLE MEALS PREPARED BY YACHT CHARTER CHEF CARRUTHERS

-ASPARAGUS PUREE WITH SEA BASS AND COURGETTE GARNISH 

Round white plate with asparagus puree with sea bass and courgette garnish

 

-SEA BASS WITH POMEGRANATE, RED ONION, AND MANGO SALSA

sea bass with pomegranate, red onion, and mango salsa on a white plate

 

-LAMB CANON MISO AUBERGINE

lamb canon miso aubergine with carmelized onions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smile, stop drooling, and contact us to plan your yacht charter vacation!  In conclusion, visit https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ for details about Balearic Island yacht charter vacations. Welcome aboard Aurelia, or one of over a dozen yachts with Spanish charter licenses.  The Superyacht Experience™ by 1-800 Yacht Charters. 

This entry was posted in Yacht of the Week Educational and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Posted on

Race-Inspired Heesen Yacht Charter Vessel Secures Spanish Charter License

Posted on

SUMMER IN SPAIN

Imagine a few days in the sunny, warm waters of Spain.  We hear exciting tips from the owner and crew onboard the 37 meter Heesen motor yacht AURELIA.  After making a week-long appearance earlier this month at the Palma Superyacht Show, the crew reports a shiny new sticker now appears on the yacht’s windshield – a Spanish charter license – the mandatory requirement of any yacht wishing to legally offer Balearic Island yacht charters.

 

A girl sliding down the inflatable slide from motoryacht Aurelia

FORMULA 1

The Formula 1 race inspired motoryacht is now fully-licensed and legal to begin and end charters in Spanish waters, affording the head-turning yacht a distinct advantage over other yachts for hire.  Like any “racing team,” the professional crew of 6 is motivated to show up the competition – to the delight of their onboard guests!

 

COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENTS

“Foreign flagged yachts can enter Spanish waters,” explains Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters (a boutique company specializing in luxury yachting vacations for HNWI), “but unless they are licensed in Spain, they cannot pick up their guests in Spanish waters, nor can they charter to Spanish residents.  Securing a Spanish charter license is a real plus for our clients who wish to spend their entire superyacht experience in Spain, especially in the most popular destination, the Balearic Islands.”

 

AURELIA RACE-THEMED BOAT

The 37-meter motor yacht AURELIA features a unique exterior paint scheme, more synonymous with Grand Prix racing cars than superyachts.  Her interior by Bannenberg and Rowell continues the Formula 1 theme, with décor and guest cabins colored to pay homage to famous racing designers like Pininfarina and Bertone.   Four staterooms offer accommodations for up to 8 guests.

 

Yacht charter AURELIA superyacht double stateroom

 

SO MUCH TO DO

Looking for fun AND relaxation? Check out the yacht’s amazing collection of toys and amenities for both watersports and onshore recreation.  For instance, wakeboard, kneeboard, and towable toys.  In addition, a 5.5m Castoldi jet tender, 2 electric bicycles, and an air chair.  Further, a 2-person SeaDoo (255 horsepower), 2 SeaBobs, and a 1-person and 2-person kayak.

Need more toys? Here they are!  Moreover, an inflatable banana, 3 sets of SCUBA DIVING gear  (Rendezvous RDV diving only), a large anti-jellyfish swimming pool, and a diving board on flybridge. Lastly, fishing rods, extra-wide waterskis, normal waterskis, and training waterskis.

What an exhausting list… Wow!!!

AURELIA superyacht watersports toys and tender

SUMMER PLANS AND RATES

Summer rates for incredible superyacht AURELIA start at €105,000 per week.

Get ready for a fun summer in the Balearics onboard this sleek, fast, famous, and resplendent Heesen superyacht.

 

HOW TO RENT A YACHT

For more information, call, text, or WhatsApp 305-720-7245 or fill in our online inquiry form with your questions at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

This entry was posted in Yacht Charter News Special Events and tagged , , , , , , , ,

Posted on

Top 3 Beautiful Yachting Airports

Posted on

Photograph of the Madrid Barajas Airport terminal. It is spacious, with a shiny tile floor and bamboo ceiling and beams. The lighting glistens off of the floor and ceiling.

Madrid (MAD) Barajas Airport Terminal

Flight delays are tedious, but waiting to head off on a luxury sailing charter holiday is a bit more bearable while waiting inside a beautiful, well-designed airport terminal.

 

FAVORITE AIRPORT TERMINALS

While most airports are merely utilitarian in layout and many travelers too harried to pay attention to the design, more and more cities are spending lavishly to build artistic, captivating terminals to serve as their city’s gateway.

Here are our three favorite airport terminals in the world

First, Terminal 4, Barajas Airport, Madrid

What makes it special?  Terminal 4 features colorful pylons supporting a bamboo-lined roof.  The design creates a series of daylight-filled canyons.  Both arriving and departing passengers pass through one spectacular space.

BALEARIC YACHT CHARTER GUESTS

This airport is designed to handle 35 million passengers a year.  Barajas Airport is one of Europe’s dominant air-hubs. It is an excellent gateway for Balearic Island yacht charters

Second, TWA Terminal, John F. Kennedy Airport, New York City

The use of classic architecture is timeless.  TWA terminal at JFK is 60’s era, yet still sets a standard for today’s designers. The poured-concrete swoops and curves express the excitement of air travel and the romance of flight.

THIRD, TERMINAL 3, BEIJING INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

The 2-mile long Terminal 3 in Beijing is of the largest buildings in the world.  It is designed to represent a dragon.  The architects color-coded the ceiling to filter in red and yellow zones of sunlight.

The traditionally Chinese color scheme heighten the building’s dramatic effect. It also helps passengers navigate through the building.

HONORABLE MENTION AIRPORTS

  • The light tunnel at Chicago O’Hare’s United Airlines terminal
  • Artist Michele Oka Doner’s sea life-embedded floor at Miami international Airport, Concourse A,.  This earned a cameo in the George Clooney movie, Up in the Air.

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

This entry was posted in Destinations News and tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

Posted on