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Award Ceremony Celebrates Superyachts

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Photograph of World Superyacht Award trophies. They look like little men holding King Neptune pitchforks. Multiple figurines sitting on a tiered table. Background in red, black, and blue.

WORLD SUPERYACHT AWARDS

The finalists for the 2011 World Superyacht Awards have been selected, and many of the newest and largest yachts available for crewed yacht charter have been nominated.

 

WHO HOSTS THE CEREMONY?

The awards honor the finest new vessels delivered to their owners in the past twelve months.   They are hosted by the editors of Boat International Media.

 

WHAT ARE THE WORLD SUPERYACHT AWARDS?

The awards are considered the “Oscars” of the megayacht industry.  The ceremony is attended by an elite guest list.  For example, attendees include owners from around the globe and the most influential players in the business of boats.

 

SAMPLE AWARD NOMINEE

 

Photograph of superyacht MARY JEAN II

MARY JEAN II


Sixty meter ISA
MARY JEAN II  is nominated for Best Displacement Motor Yacht of 500GT to 1,299GT (approximately 50m – 59m).  She is sure to be a star of the 2011 Croatia yacht charter season. 

 

WHO IS YACHT MARY JEAN II?

The vessel was built, designed, and engineered by International Shipyard Ancona (ISA).  She accommodates up to 12 guests in 7 cabins.  This yacht works with a crew of 14.  MARY-JEAN II features the latest technology and design.  She has a light and spacious interior, and she maneuvers well.  MJ II excels in comfort, interior, and on-deck entertainment. Not only that, but she excels in toys and tenders, and finally, overall efficiency.

 

WHAT DOES SHE LOOK LIKE?

The vessel sports a striking Aristo blue hull and Oyster white superstructure.  She utilizes the latest technology, design, and Italian craftsmanship, boasting elegant lines with an impressive stern.  With a beam of 12 meters, M/Y Mary-Jean II offers generous interior volume and comfortable living spaces.

 

THE INTERIOR OF MARY JEAN II

Her contemporary interior was designed by Mark Berryman and features split bamboo paneling and rustic limestone mosaics. She also features classical elements onboard, notwithstanding, a teak backdrop and contrasting wenge wood.  Neutral fabrics are contrasted by more vibrant colors in the owner’s artwork and in colored scatter cushions.

 

HOW IS SHE POWERED?

Subsequently powered by twin Caterpillar engines, motor yacht Mary-Jean II can reach a top speed of 16 knots and cruises comfortably at 15 knots.

 

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

Contact our 1-800 Yacht Charters reservation team at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ to secure prime summer holiday dates on this yacht or any other in our inventory.

 

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Crewed Sailing Yacht Croatian Off-Season Discount

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Mrs. Seven sailboat photograph. underway. Sailboat headed toward right side of photo. Back of yacht is in front of photo. People standing on the sailboat. Full white sails.

CARIBBEAN OR CROATIA?

Stop the focus on Spring Caribbean yacht charter vacations. It is time to change it up.  For example, we have a special option for springtime sailing close to Europe.

 

SPECIAL OPTION AND PRICE

The team at 1-800 Yacht Charters is ready to plan your vacation.  Why not try Croatia on a sensational and gorgeous crewed sail boat?

 

SAIL BOAT MRS. SEVEN

Sailing yacht MRS. SEVEN is offering a 33% discount off high-season rates for sailing vacations in Croatia. This special is for now through May 15, 2011.

During this time period, MRS SEVEN is priced at Euro € 33,000 per week.  Her regular high season rate (July/August) is € 52,000 per week.  All running expenses such as food, bar, and dockage are additional.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

Launched in 2008, this sporty 30-meter sailing yacht accommodates up to 8 guests in two double and two twin-bedded cabins.  All cabins have private, ensuite bathrooms.

 

HIGH PERFORMANCE

Mrs. Seven was built by Southern Wind yachts in Capetown, South Africa.  She was designed by Bruce Farr and features aggressive, sporty lines.  She promises exciting sailing – perfect for zipping along the picturesque Dalmatian coastline.

 

YACHT INTERIOR

The interior layout follows a classic configuration.  The guest accomodation comprises two twin guest cabins, both ensuite, and further forward a VIP cabin with double bed and separate bathroom with shower. The master cabin is forward of the mast and accessible via a studio. The master cabin offers a double bed with separate bathroom and shower.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

The roomy, well lit salon is located amidships and features a comfortable conversation area to starboard and a dining area to port. The interior is highlighted with the use of white fabrics,  contrasted by teak furniture. The salon, master cabin, and galley have flat screen SAT TVs, and there is a music system in all cabins and the salon. WiFi is also available. For sun protection, the yacht is equipped with a dodger over the guest cockpit and a bimini over the steering cockpit.

 

ABOUT CROATIA

Croatia’s Dalmatian islands are among the most famous in the Mediterranean. For example, wild, rugged, and mostly uninhabited, many are protected.  There is National Park land throughout.  It offers diverse cruising grounds for a sailing odyssey. The sailing is splendid, as a result, encompassing long and short passages.  The area features charming anchorages amid rocky islets. It also has ancient villages steeped in history.  Last, the waters are translucent.

 

HOW TO BOOK A SAILBOAT CHARTER

Are you ready to charter the mysterious, magical Dalmatian coast of Croatia? Come charter an unforgettable sailing adventure in Croatia this spring.  Finally, contact our destination specialists HERE right now!

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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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Leo Fun Award-Winning Finalist

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Leo Fun motoryacht. Photograph of the yacht underway.  Dark hull with white superstructure.  Headed toward lower right side of photo.

LEO FUN YACHT

She is just one of the luxury motor yachts available for your Croatia Yacht Charter vacation this year.

 

YACHT DETAILS

At 53.85 meters (176’ 8”), this is one of the largest yachts cruising the Mediterranean. For instance, she can accommodate up to 12 charter guests in her six spacious, luxurious cabins.

 

LEO FUN INTERIOR

The interior of this motoryacht is decorated with luxurious soft furnishings.  For the technologically-inclined, she also features state-of-the-art electronic equipment.

 

YACHT DECK

The yacht has a huge deck,  It features an adjacent Jacuzzi hot tub that can comfortably accommodate six.  There is also ample space for sunbathing.  Additionally, a gym area and al fresco dining area are on the deck.  Finally, there is a spacious sheltered lounge area as well.

 

TOYS

Did someone say toys?  Basically, Leo Fun has a huge variety of water toys available for water sports enthusiasts on charter.

 

YACHT NEWS

Leo Fun was selected as a finalist for Boat International’s World Superyacht Awards 2010.

 

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

If you are ready for the vacation of a lifetime, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ right now!

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Luxury Sailboat Discount for June Croatia Charters

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Matelot sailboat photo. Picture taken from the right side. Boat is under sail, and she is leaning toward the camera. Sails deployed.  White superstructure. Blue hull. Sleek yacht.

MATELOT SAILBOAT DISCOUNT

Yacht charter special! Sailboat MATELOT has a 20% discount for June, 2011 bookings.

 

WHO IS SHE?

The 80′ sailing yacht MATELOT  joins the Croatia yacht charter fleet.  She is offering a €5,000 discount for all weekly rentals for June. Charters must be confirmed between now and April 30, 2011.  The yacht’s regular weekly rate is € 25,000. This rate is plus all running expenses.  The yacht was built in 2005 and refit in 2010. She is is in like new condition. She spent the winter in the shipyard in New Zealand. 

 

ALL ABOUT MATELOT

She has Italian styling by Nauta Design. Her architecture is by Farr Yacht Design.  The yacht is a Southern Wind 80. She offers 3 comfortable guest staterooms.  Matelot is the ultimate in performance sailing. 

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

The yacht has a full beam master stateroom.  This room is located forward of the panoramic deck salon.  The stateroom features a walkaround king bed.  Additionally, it has a settee and vanity writing desk.  It features an ensuite bath with stall shower.

She has 2 identical guest cabins amidships.  They are aft of the salon.  Each similarly has twin lower single beds and ensuite heads.  The heads have stall showers.

Crew quarters and galley are fully aft with separate companionway. 

 

CREW

Veteran British crew are Captain Angus Fuller and Chef Jessie Fuller.  They have several charter season experience in Croatia and the Adriatic. They are joined by an additional crewmember.

 

MRS. SEVEN YACHT ALSO OFFERS DISCOUNT

Mrs. Seven joins MATELOT in offering discounted charters.  She is a 30 meter vessel for 8 guests.  This yacht gives a 33% discount off high-season rates for sailing vacations in Croatia. The special is for now through May 15, 2011.

 

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER


In conclusion, what do you think of yachting sailing in Croatia? Contact us for itinerary suggestions and to book a discounted sailing vacation.  Book now at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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New Croatia Yacht Charter VAT Regulations

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Photo of harbor full of anchored sailboat hulls

 

BACKGROUND

Back in January, 2014, we alerted our clients to new rules regarding a VAT increase imposed on Croatia yacht charter rentals.  At that time, the government increased the VAT rate from 10 % to 13%, to help combat the country’s economic woes.

To offset this tax burden, we encouraged our clients to commence their charters in nearby Montenegro, then cruise into Croatian waters, tax-free.

Alas, good things sometimes come to an end…

Effective this month, new regulations take effect and eliminate the loophole that allowed tax-free cruising in Croatia.

 

WHAT’S NEW

In February, the Croatian Ministry of Maritime Affairs announced the regulations that govern the Croatia yacht charter market would be amended to, “…bring the regulations in line with other European Union Member States.”  The main change was the imposition of VAT on charters starting outside of Croatia.

As succinctly  explained by 1-800 Yacht Charters company president,  Jana Sheeder,

“As of May 1st, 2018, charters commencing outside Croatia that then cruise into Croatia, will now have to pay 13% VAT on the time spent in Croatian waters.”

 

The new regulations are not retroactive.  Thus, any charters booked prior to the regulation change are exempt.

 

OTHER CHANGES

On a positive note, other regulation changes designed to encourage an increase in yacht charter Croatia activity will also go into effect.  The government has lifted the restriction that banned non-European Union charter yachts under 40 meters from chartering in Croatia.  As explained by Rory Jackson of SuperyachtNews, “These restrictions, which prohibited non-EU commercial vessels under 40m chartering in Croatia, had been implemented to bolster the domestic market. However, they proved to be more costly than beneficial.”

Non EU flagged yachts under 40 meters will need to secure a charter license to operate in Croatia. The license will be required even if the charter starts outside Croatia.

Are you considering a private yacht charter vacation in Croatia or elsewhere in the Mediterranean this summer?  Click https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/superyacht-charter/ for a sampling of superyachts available this summer.

Come enjoy The Superyacht Experience as only 1-800 Yacht Charters can deliver!

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Planning a Croatia Yacht Charter? Expect To Pay More

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In November, the Croatian government voted on a fiscal consolidation package to reduce the country’s deficit. One of the measures included an increased intermediate Value Added Tax (VAT, or PDV, as it is called in Croatia) rate from 10% to 13%.
Travelers organizing a yacht charter vacation in Croatia need to be aware of this increase, as the costs will certainly be passed along by the yacht owner to the charterer.
According to Jana Sheeder, a luxury yacht charter industry expert, other increases should be expected as well. 
“In each of the past three summer seasons, we have seen an increase in interest in Dalmatian yacht charter adventures in Croatia,” says Sheeder.  “We are advising our clients to budget not only for the increase in VAT, but also for the higher excise taxes on fuel that were approved in November.  In short, the cost to enjoy both a Croatia bareboat rental or a fully crewed yacht vacation will cost about 5% more in the summer of 2014.”
Aerial photograph of mountains, green trees, turquoise water, and waterfalls flowing from the lakes
Trips to the Dalmatian Islands in Croatia now challenge locations in Italy and France as the most popular Mediterranean yacht charter destination. Wild and mostly uninhabited, many of the islands are environmentally protected as national parklands and offer a varied and diverse cruising ground for sail boat charters.
“Must-see” itinerary stops in Croatia include
  • Kornati National Park
  • The Town of Split, a UNESCO City
  • The Islands of Hvar, Brac, and Vis
  • Trogir, a World Heritage Organization City
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park (photo above)
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SAVE – Yacht Quaranta Reduced Croatia Charter Prices

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THE DEAL

The Adriatic continues to gain in popularity as a summer vacation destination. The owner of an eco-friendly 30 meter charter yacht hopes to capture some of that business. To accomplish this, he is offering reduced prices. Ultimately, a Croatia yacht charter is the perfect summer vacation.

 

MANAGEMENT REPORTS SALE

The owner’s representatives contacts us today with the green light to reduce the boat’s weekly charter rate.  Motor yacht QUARANTA, rate change decreases from €119,000 per week to €109,000 per week.  An incredible 10,000 EUROS savings.  This new price is valid for yacht rental in Croatia. It also includes both low and high season dates.  It is an unheard of special that is year round!

 

HYBRID YACHT

Quaranta is the largest carbon hybrid composite power catamaran charter yacht in the world.  Specifically, and most importantly, she paves the way to sustainable yacht building technology and fuel efficient design.

 

Photograph of profile of power catamaran at anchor. Sunset reflection on the side of the boat. Photo taken at "the golden hour."

 

KEY FEATURES

  • Flexible layout:  Over 20 different possibilities that can be changed on a moment’s notice
  • Flexible cruising speed:  10 to 18 knots
  • Guest interior and exterior space.  Comparable with monohull yachts over 40 meters
  • Lifting platform.  Used by guests for more contact with the water
  • Huge windows:  Each cabin has extensive outside light and views.

 

SUMMER 2019 CRUISING AREA

Croatia/Montenegro

 

Aerial photograph of Korcula Island in Croatia, Picture shows a huge castle. There are 2 large sailboats docked on the left side of the island. Their sails are down. There is a large wooded island at the back off the picture, across from Korcula.. This is a popular yacht charter destination that many people speak about each year.

CHARTER RATE

€109,000 per week

 

 

CURRENT BOOKINGS

10- 18 August, Split to Zadar, Booked – Yacht Charter Croatia Coast

 

 

YACHT QUARANTA SPECIFICATIONS SPECS

  • Builder: Curvelle
  • Naval Architect: Incat Crowther
  • Exterior Design: Mauro Giamboi
  • Interior Design: Alex Isaac
  • LOA: 34.10m
  • Beam: 9.00m
  • Draft: 2.30m
  • Guests: 12 guests in 6 double/convertible cabins
  • Cruising Speed: 16-18 knots
  • Fuel Consumption: 200-250 Lph
  • Featuring Jacuzzi on Sun Deck (4 people)
  • Featuring Sundeck misting system for natural air conditioning
  • Flag: Marshall Islands PYLC
  • Class / MCA: RINA & MCA, unrestricted navigation
  • Wifi: Throughout

ADDITIONAL SPECIAL FEATURE:  The lifting platform that can be used as a “beach.” It lifts the tender with guests in it from the water to the main deck level.

 

TENDERS & TOYS

Tender:
• 5.20m Williams Sport Jet 520 Tender (2016)

Toys:
• 2 Bladefish sea jets (available upon request / for rent)
• 2 Inflatable SUPS
• Waterskis
• Snorkel gear
• Fishing equipment
• Beach picnic setup
• Wii
• 3 towable toys
• Sundeck misting system for natural air-conditioning

Gym Equipment:
• Upon request

HOW TO RENT CATAMARAN QUARANTA FOR YACHT CHARTER

In conclusion, are you ready to charter a superyacht today?  Click https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/explore-our-yachts/quaranta/book-now/  to reserve QUARANTA in Croatia for a once in a lifetime Superyacht Experience with your family and friends RIGHT NOW.

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