When your clients are accustomed to +70 meter superyachts for their private luxury yacht charter vacations, you should probably think twice about recommending a 40 meter yacht for their next getaway…
Unless that 40 meter vessel is motor yacht ‘H with Captain Phil Frost at the helm.
About three weeks ago, good friends of ours called. They were taking a short trip from their home in the states to visit their daughter who is spending a college semester in France. During the visit, they planned to catch the “On The Run II: Beyonce & Jay-Z” concert in Paris, then spend a few days exploring. They asked, “Since we’re not taking the whole family, is there a smaller, contemporary-designed yacht that you would recommend for a quick getaway in France?” Without hesitation, we said, “Yes, the best available option is the 42 meter Benetti motoryacht ‘H.”
Built in 2015, motor yacht ‘H is a shining example of the Italian builder’s Fast 140 series, with exterior styling by Stefano Righini, and interiors by HJH Studios. The yacht has it all – a massive sundeck, an impressive skylounge, and a fantastic, young, energetic crew led by can-do skipper, Australian Phil Frost. Phil’s motto is, “Say yes, then figure out how to make it happen!”
With just hours to prepare, Phil and his team provisioned and prepared for our clients’ arrival in Bonifacio. Less than 2 hours after getting onboard, our clients sent us two, short, but telling texts. First, the husband wrote, “Having the best time.” Then, his wife wrote, “Oh man, this crew is awesome!”
Once back home, the family called us to say the yacht was beautiful and surprisingly comfortable for a 40 meter yacht, and the crew made everyone feel as if they were onboard a 70 meter vessel.
They were so impressed, plans are already underway for a repeat trip in September…
If you’re considering a private yacht charter vacation in the Med in August or September (or the Caribbean this winter), it’s hard to overstate the value, luxury, and comfort you’ll find with Captain Phil Frost, onboard Benetti motor yacht ‘H…
[Side note – Beyonce and Jay-Z decided to do a little boating after the concert as well. They loaded the family onboard motor yacht KISMET (video) before returning to the next leg of their world tour…]
Are you considering chartering a yacht for a vacation or special event? Call or text us at 305-720-7245, and with our Best Price Guarantee in hand, you’ll be on your way to making memories in style! Let us know that you are interested in chartering, and we’re on it!
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On the heels of securing a prized Monaco Grand Prix yacht charter for late May, the owner of the 43 meter motor yacht HANA hopes to race into summer with solid discount for June bookings.
Effective immediately, CRN yacht HANA has lowered her low season rate from €135,000 per week to €115,000 per week for all Western Mediterranean yacht charter vacations.
43 meters (139 feet 9 inches) • Built by CRN • 2008 • 11 Guests • 5 Cabins • 9 Crew
Motoryacht HANA is a highly spacious yacht which makes her the perfect yacht for special event yacht charters as well as private family vacations. With a light and modern interior designed by Claude Missir, she boasts a full-beam Owner’s Cabin on the main deck, featuring an Owner’s Study and private balcony.
She also offers three double and one twin staterooms, all with ensuite baths, two spacious salons, a dining room, and a large gym.
Her huge sundeck is equipped with a plasma screen TV, Jacuzzi tub, sun lounges, bar, and barbecue.
22 – 27 May 2013 – Monaco Grand Prix
Surprise your spouse with the Grand Prix Espresso Veloce Machine as a teaser to your booking for the Monaco Grand Prix!
Do not miss the opportunity to charter this stunning superyacht at €115,000 per week plus running expenses during June 2013!!
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The promotion was so well received last summer, the Arno Leopard motor yacht’s owner and SailAway have teamed up again to repeat the offer.
The sundeck is probably the part of the yacht that clients will love the most – wet bar, an amazing sound system, lounge areas, sun pads, and hot spa pool – just about everything you need to enjoy the South of France lifestyle! See and Be Seen this summer aboard luxury yacht COCA VI.
Every summer, hundreds of well-heeled travelers migrate to the Western Mediterranean. They travel there to enjoy a private yacht luxury charter vacation. Coastal towns like Nice and St Tropez in France participate. San Remo and Portofino in Italy also host dozens of superyachts. The boats are packed with charterers from around the world. It’s an affluent vacation. Even the wealthy cringe when their exclusive yacht rental holiday is socked with VAT charges often in excess of 12%. They know the value of their hard-earned dollars. We make sure that their memorable and valuable vacation funds are spent wisely.
Imagine spending €725,000/wk to rent a yacht. For example, Admiral superyacht PLANET NINE as your holiday hire. Just envision incurring an additional €87,000 in VAT? Ouch!!!
Over the years, we composed many blogs about the challenges of VAT taxes. Yacht rental guests need to stay aware of the laws. In some years, yacht charters were VAT exempt. In others, the exemption was rescinded. The rates go up, down, and often vary among various European Union countries, like France, Spain, and Italy.
Fortunately, with a little advance planning, it might be possible to reduce your charter’s VAT liability by up to 50%. Jana Sheeder, our company’s President explains:
“If you rent a luxury yacht for a vacation in the South of France, say, Nice, Antibes, Cannes, and neighboring Monte Carlo (in the principality of Monaco), you will incur a VAT charge of 12%. However, if leave European Union waters during your charter, the VAT is reduced by 50%. The easiest way to accomplish this is to schedule an overnight run to the island of Sardinia, off the French coast. Spend a day of so in the area, then cruise back to the South of France. Not only is this a worthwhile itinerary, you’ll also enjoy a tremendous discount in your VAT expenses.”
To accomplish this, and to be in full, legal compliance with the European Union statutes, Jana adds a clause to the client’s yacht charter agreement that reads, in part
“It is agreed between the parties that the yacht will cruise in international waters for part of the itinerary, which has not been determined, so VAT will only be charged on the 50% of the charter fee. In the event the yacht does not cruise in international waters and VAT becomes due on the total amount of the charter fee, the charterer hereby agrees to pay the outstanding VAT on the total amount of the charter fee in cleared funds and without delay to the stakeholder. VAT is calculated with a lump sum reduction of the time spent in EU waters in application of BOI-TVA-CHAMP-20-50-20-20120912 Article 90.”
In addition to reducing VAT expenses in France, it’s also possible to find similar savings in other Western Mediterranean destinations. Similar money-saving strategies apply for charter yacht luxury vacations in Italy as well.
For example, if a charterer wants to start and end a 10 night trip in Naples, Jana will encourage the client to end the charter in Sardinia, to the west, or Sicily to the south, in order to cruise through international waters, and qualify for a reduced VAT fee.
In conclusion, with just a little advance planning, it’s possible to save thousands of dollars on your next luxury rental yacht vacation!
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Luxury yacht charter vessel motoryacht HANA is offering a special rate from now through the end of June 2016 for yacht charter FRANCE vacations. Her special rate for the remainder of June for a France private luxury yacht charter is €120,000 per week. Her rate WAS €135,000 — that’s a savings of €15,000.
Motor yacht HANA is a 43 meter CRN displacement yacht that can accommodate 10 guests in 5 cabins. She carries 9 crew members and navigates at a maximum speed of 15.5 knots and a cruising speed of 13 knots.
She has four decks and extensive open-air zones, such as the covered areas of the main deck and the upper deck, and she’s a true beauty.
Another distinctive characteristic of HANA’s is the terrace at the owner’s suite, designed as a balcony large enough to hold a table and chairs for breakfast looking out on the ocean.
If you’d like to take advantage of motoryacht HANA’s June special in the Med, please contact us IMMEDIATELY by phone at 1-800-922-4824) or +1-305-720-7245, or use our convenient 24-hour online contact form here.
Is your favorite team playing in Nice or Marseille in this month’s Euro 2016?
If you answered, “Yes,” you need to rent a France private luxury yacht charter vessel and experience the event in style!
This year, the UEFA Euro 2016 returns to France with 24 teams playing 51 games in 10 stadiums, including the coastal towns of Nice and Marseille. It’s the perfect opportunity to combine the excitement of championship futbol with a memorable superyacht experience.
Why stay in a busy hotel and wait in line at crowded restaurants and clubs, when you can retreat to the privacy of your own luxury yacht?
Close your eyes and picture this: Your private chef will prepare all your meals – and even make some gourmet snacks to take to the matches. After your team wins on the pitch, you, your family, friends and business associates can return to your yacht to unwind and celebrate.
Doesn’t that sound like a great way to enjoy UEFA Euro 2016?
On the days your team is not in action, you can go for a cruise, enjoy the sunshine, and use your yacht’s watertoys and the onboard amenities. Soak in the hot tub…burn some calories in the gym…or catch match highlights on the giant screen in the yacht’s cinema room while being served cocktails by your private luxury yacht charter staff.
It’s all about comfort, privacy, and maximizing your Euro 2016 experience…
A handful of yachts remain available, and are in position in Marseille, as well as Nice and nearby Cannes and Monaco.
Available yachts include Motoryacht FORCE BLUE with accommodations for 12 overnight guests, and deck space for over 350 for corporate entertainment. For more intimate gatherings, there are yachts suitable for 4 to 8 guests…
The teams for the UEFA EURO 2016 include France, Romania, Albania, Switzerland, Wales, Slovakia, England, Russia , Natsionálnaya sbórnaya Rossii po futbólu, Turkey, Croatia, Poland, Northern Ireland, Ukraine, Spain, Czech Republic, Republic of Ireland, Sweden Sveriges herrlandslag i fotboll, Belgium, Italy Nazionale di calcio dell’Italia, Austria, Hungary, Portugal Seleção Portuguesa de Futebol, and Iceland Íslenska karlalandsliðið í knattspyrnu.
GO AFTER YOUR GOALS
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Back in February, we speculated the cost to rent a private yacht in the fabled south of France was about to go up, due to a ruling by the European Union the VAT exemption on chartering yachts in France was not compliant with EU VAT rules. Now, France’s efforts to seek a VAT exemption have failed, as the European Court of Justice has ruled the French tax exemption for commercial vessels is illegal.
What does the ruling mean?
On March 21, the European Court of Justice (in European Commission v. France; C-197/12) held that French legislation providing a VAT exemption for some commercial vessels used for navigation on the high seas that carry passengers for remuneration or are used for commercial activities, “…does not comply with Directive 2006/112/EC (the VAT directive), specifically with article 148(a), (c), and (d).
“ With the approach of the summer charter season at hand, yacht managers and owners are scrambling to make sure all paperwork is in compliance with the ECJ’s ruling.”
When Champagne gets transported into another country, it’s normal that the pronunciation is adapted to suit the language. However, if you’re curious how to pronounce Champagne names comme il faut (translated = properly), you’re in the right place.
Even if you’re quite confident with French, the names can sometimes be tricky as many originate from other countries such as Germany.
Tip: “on” and “om” sounds are usually nasal sounds in French, such as in Dom Pérignon.
The one that probably causes the most trip-ups is Moët et Chandon, which is pronounced moh-et eh chan-dawn – and not the commonly-said moh-way… oops.
Now you can confidently order a fancy bottle of Champagne (and impress the waiter) on your next holiday to France. >>
Remember. The city of Cannes, France is simply pronounced “can” (not “con”). The Cannes Film Festival is pronounced CAN, not cahn.
The next step? Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at 305-720-7245 or by filling out our convenient online contact form at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now/, and start planning your yacht charter vacation today!
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