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10 Reasons for Luxury Yacht Charter Customers to Purchase Travel Insurance

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Anyone who has booked a Benetti yacht charter or a Feadship yacht charter vacation knows that charter agents heavily promote trip cancellation insurance.For mega yacht charter agents, trip cancellation insurance is a substantial profit point.  Commissions of 20% of the insurance cost for selling this product for a Feadship yacht charter or a Benetti yacht charter are common.

Charter brokers often offer this coverage to their Caribbean yacht charter customers who fear trip delays due to summer tropical weather disturbances.   Mediterranean yacht charter customers also hear the pitch to purchase this coverage, as concerns for lost baggage are common with long, international flights.

Putting aside the fact that someone “profits” from the sale of these policies, a luxury yacht charter customer should give serious consideration to this coverage option.  Whether you rent a private yacht, a megayacht, or a superyacht, for a Caribbean yacht charter or elsewhere, or whether you plan crewed catamaran charters or sail boat charters – the facts remain the same: you are spending a lot of money and you may wish to protect your investment!

There are hundreds of circumstances that could cause you to cancel your trip, return home early, or force you to seek emergency medical treatment while traveling.  What if you booked a MIPIM yacht or a Monaco Grand Prix yacht for the yearly event in Cannes and Monte Carlo, and suddenly you could not attend?

To demonstrate the importance of purchasing travel insurance, and emergency travel services, here are 10 common examples of what could go wrong.

  1. CANCELED FLIGHTS — It’s 10 p.m. and you and your immediate family arrive at the airport for a connecting flight, only to find that your flight has been cancelled. Who can assist you with finding new flights to get everyone home?
  2. INSULIN IN LOST LUGGAGE — Your bag is lost with your insulin inside. You need help to locate your bag as soon as possible and have your emergency prescription filled. Who do you call?
  3. PASSPORT AND WALLET STOLEN — It’s your first visit to Europe, and your passport and wallet are stolen before you board your Monaco Grand Prix yacht. Where do you turn for emergency cash, and how will you get your passport replaced?
  4. MEDICAL EVACUATION NEEDED — You’re involved in an accident during your Benetti yacht charter, and adequate medical treatment is not available. Who will help arrange and pay for a medical evacuation?
  5. ILL CHARTER PARTY MEMBERS — Your sister-in-law becomes seriously ill and you must cancel your MIPIM yacht trip. What happens to your non-refundable deposits or pre-payments?
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6.  LOST LUGGAGE — You arrive for your Feadship yacht charter in Jamaica, and your luggage doesn’t. If it’s lost, who will help you find it? If it’s delayed, who will pay for your necessities? If it’s stolen, who will pay to replace it?
Woman sitting on an empty baggage carrousel holding head - lost luggage

7.  BANKRUPTCY OF TOUR OPERATOR — Your luxury sailing charter tour operator goes bankrupt. Who will pay for your non-refundable expenses? Who will help get you to your destination?

8.  MEDICAL HELP NEEDED — You’re walking down a street in Rio and twist your ankle. Who can help you find an English-speaking physician?

9.  TERRORISM — Three weeks before your scheduled arrival for your Croatia yacht charter, a terrorist incident occurs in the city that you are planning to visit. Who will pay if you want to cancel your trip?
10. HURRICANE — You are at a beach resort in the Florida Keys during your luxury sailing charter vacation, and you are forced to evacuate due to an approaching hurricane. Who will help you evacuate and who will reimburse your lost vacation investment?
There are so many circumstances where your vacation may be interrupted.  It’s important to understand your options to safeguard your holiday investment.  Remember travel insurance is optional and should be analyzed before each vacation begins.

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3 Jaw Dropping Yachts At the Monaco Yacht Show

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From September 28 through October 1, some of the most expensive and largest yachts for charter will come together at Port Hercules, Monaco for the 2016 installment of the Monaco Yacht Show.

Three of the largest private yacht charter vessels offered for hire by 1-800 Yacht Charters will be in attendance.  Here’s a quick glimpse (please try not to drool):

Tankoa motor yacht SUERTE

 

SUERTE superyacht underway

Imagine any over-the-top amenity, and chances are this 227 foot superyacht has it.  The penthouse master stateroom offers 180 degree views, a private study, and private deck with a hot tub (of course).  Other guests who wish to soak shouldn’t feel snubbed – there’s another hot tub with a waterfall located on the aft sundeck.   [Rates from €525,000 per week; Caribbean in winter and Mediterranean in summer.]

 

International Shipyard Ancona yacht OKTO

OKTO superyacht aerial running shot showing swimming pool on back deck

At nearly 218 feet, this vessel is more luxury day spa than yacht.  Built for wellness yacht charters, she features a massage/beauty/therapy room (a beautician and massage therapist are part of the crew), guest elevator, indoor cinema room, and a 20ft swimming pool (salt or/ fresh water, heated or cooled, with contra flow current). [Rates from $400,0000 per week; Caribbean in winter and Mediterranean in summer.]

 

Lurssen motor yacht MARTHA ANN

MARTHA ANN superyacht

Make sure your feet are clean when you walk across the interior carpets – they’re silk and valued at $17 million dollars. This 230 foot yacht offers 7 guest cabins, and a classical-style interior by famous designer Francois  Zuretti. A large Jacuzzi “Swim Spa” on the upper aft deck double as a lap pool, with an adjacent wet bar with 11 stools – 4 of which are underwater in the spa. [Rates from €600,0000 per week; Caribbean in winter and Mediterranean in summer.]

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For further information on these or any other yachts listed for rental by 1-800 Yacht Charters, please email Jim at info@1800yachtcharters.com

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58 Meter Luxury Yacht Charter Vessel Slashes Rates For South Pacific

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Photograph of three young women being shuttled away from a large blue superyacht (background) on a fast speedboat. A handsome, smiling mate wearing white polo shirt and navy baseball cap that matches the yacht colors, is driving the speedboat. There is a wake from the speedboat behind it that extends the width of the large yacht behind it.

 


INCENTIVES OFFERED FOR YACHTING

Need a little incentive to press on with your plans to enjoy a 7 night Tahiti yacht charter?  Perhaps saving over $100,000 off the regular weekly rate of a 191 foot megayacht might do the trick!

 

UNBRIDLED SAVINGS

The 58 meter Trinity yacht charter superyacht UNBRIDLED has just announced a major price reduction to entice luxury travelers to come explore the exotic locale of Tahiti and the islands of the South Pacific.

 

TAHITI, ANYONE?

Currently enroute to Tahiti, motor yacht UNBRIDLED has converted her rates from Euro €329,000 per week to USD $300,000 per week for the months of March and April, 2012. 

 

DISCOUNT OFFERED

The currency conversion equates to a price savings in US Dollars of approximately $132,660 – about a 30% discount.

 

 

YACHT SPECIFICATIONS

Built in 2009 in the USA by Trinity Yachts, the five stateroom vessel offers accommodations for 10 guests, complimented by a crew of 13. 

 

KEY FEATURES

She has multiple key features. For instance, 

• A large inventory of watertoys. For example, waverunners, kayaks, a Hobie Cat sailboat, and waterskis

• Luxurious appointments and comfort.  She has a stunning, richly-detailed interior

• Superb cuisine by Chef Jason Meakin

• An impeccable crew. Yacht co-captains are Richard Grissell and Elmar Blaauw

 

 

WHERE IS SHE HEADED NEXT?

After spending late spring in the south Pacific, Motor yacht UNBRIDLED will continue her world tour.  Premium dates remain available for charters in the Mediterranean in the summer months.

 

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER ON UNBRIDLED

Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/explore-our-yachts/unbridled/book-now/ to reserve prime dates onboard UNBRIDLED.

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Amevi Luxury Yacht Has Heated Pool

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Amevi superyacht photograph.  Solid white yacht is underway. Heading toward lower center of right side of photo. Waves are lapping at bow and sides of boat.

VACATION PLANS

If you are dreaming of a summer vacation this year, why not rent a private Mediterranean yacht Amevi for a cruise.

 

YACHT

Amevi is a very impressive 80m (262.48 ft) luxury motor yacht that is currently available for Mediterranean yacht charters. Built with a steel hull and aluminum superstructure, Amevi also has a very sleek interior design that makes her a sight for sore eyes wherever she docks.

FEATURES

Some of her highlights include the state-of-the-art cinema, heated pool, gymnasium, massage room, pool table, and hair salon.

 

ACCOMMODATION

This incredible superyacht can comfortably accommodate up to twelve guests in suites that are nothing short of royal.

 

HOW TO BOOK A SUPERYACHT CHARTER

To book your private luxury yacht charter vacation, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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APOGEE Motoryacht Offers Summer Special

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Apogee yacht photograph. Profile photo. Large white yacht. Facing the right side of the picture.

PRESENTING APOGEE

APOGEE is a stunning 62 meter Italian built and designed motor yacht. She is ready to jump-start the 2011 Mediterranean yacht charter season with an exciting new rate! 

Her rate for luxury vacation in the summer is $460,000 per week.  Now thorough April 15, 2011, save $65,000 by reserving her for the rate of $395,000 per week.

ABOUT THE YACHT

APOGEE is a Italian-crafted Codecasa yacht.  For instance, she boasts a classically rich mahogany interior. She has four large luxurious decks for interior and outdoor pleasure. 

 

A superyacht by any definition, this Italian masterpiece is impressively grand at over 62 meters in length and 11 meters in beam. Accordingly, she offers a vast array of amenities and entertaining areas through out and an elevator connects the levels. With her size she also offers superior cruising and comfort as well as stability when anchored with her zero speed stabilizers. The megayacht has a magnificent sun deck where there is an air-conditioned gymnasium. A highly-trained, professional captain and crew of 16 will create the ultimate yacht charter vacation aboard the finest super yacht built by Codecasa.

INTERIOR

Apogee’s classic interior of dark mahogany and exotic marbles offset by sumptuous pale soft furnishings convey a sophisticated style, yet the yacht has the sea going capabilities of a world cruiser.

 

CREW

Motor yacht APOGEE is in super condition and has a highly professional, top notch crew, led by Captain John Fleckenstein. 

 

RATE

This special offer is the best deal in the Mediterranean right now on any 60 meter vessel.

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HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER 


Do not miss this opportunity to book one of the most well respected yachts in the industry today.  CLICK https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ TO BOOK YOUR YACHT CHARTER ABOARD APOGEE NOW.

 

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As Euro Slides Versus Dollar, Look For Luxury Yacht Charter Value

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Photograph of money from different countries spread across the floor. Both paper bills and coins.

Money from different countries

Reuters is following a downgrade in credit ratings of nine euro zone countries.  They report the euro as likely to post further losses in the coming week.  It dropped on Friday the 13th to its lowest against the U.S. dollar in nearly 17 months. 

 

COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENTS

With euro sliding, value prices on Caribbean yacht charter vacations will flourish, says Jana Sheeder, President of SailAway Yacht Charters and 1-800 Yacht Charters.

“Many of the yachts we represent for mega yacht charters are owned by European investors.  They set their rates in Euros.  It is a currency that is being battered by the downgraded credit ratings of euro zone countries like France, Spain, and Italy,” says Sheeder.

 

AMERICAN TRAVELERS

American travelers look to secure rental vacations on European-owned superyachts. They see their US dollar stretch further than in the past two charter seasons. 

“US-based travelers were on the short end of the stick for quite some time,” says Sheeder.  “As their dollars strengthen, they can upgrade to larger yachts without paying more money. The foreign currency pendulum is definitely swinging in their direction.”

 

SHRINKING EURO

The inventory of luxury vessels for hire is growing.  Couple this with low demand due to the global recession.  These changes put pressure on charter rates.  Charterers rejoice. “The shrinking euro plus excess inventory and low demand is creating tremendous value for United States residents looking to charter in the Caribbean this winter and even in the Mediterranean this summer,” explains Sheeder.

Profile photograph of yacht HIGH POWER III underway. Calm sea, waves lapping underneath yacht as it moves. Rock mountain in the back left side of photo.

High Power III

The 70-meter motor yacht HIGH POWER III (ex-NUMPTIA), for example, recently announced a euro rate reduction, combined with extra free charter days for the remainder of the Caribbean season.  

Sheeder and her advisors believe the tumble is not over. 

The breakdown in talks between Greece and its creditor banks means Greece is on the verge of collapse. This could continue the downtrend in the euro,” states Sheeder. 

Some currency strategists see the euro possibly hitting $1.25 by the end of next week, with a target of between $1.21-$1.22.   The euro plunged to a low of $1.26240, its weakest level since late August 2010, on the EBS trading platform. On Friday the 13th, it last traded at $1.26830, down 1.1 percent on the day. The euro, down slightly on the week, posted its third straight weekly loss, based on EBS data.

“On the bright side,” says Sheeder, the tumbling euro will provide a significant incentive for  Americans to book European-owned yachts at a deeply-discounted price for many months to come.”

FIND YACHT CHARTER SPECIALS


REVIEW LUXURY YACHT CHARTER SPECIALS AND INCENTIVES at
https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/yacht-charter-specials

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Cloud 9 Yacht Summer Availability

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Cloud 9 motoryacht photograph underway

CLOUD 9 JULY SCHEDULE

Welcome, April.  Great news.  Open charter dates on award-winning CMN yacht CLOUD 9  are nearly sold out for the 2011 summer Mediterranean yacht charter season.

With Indian Ocean yacht charters behind her, the yacht’s owner is keen to fill the last remaining calendar weeks for summer. 

In July, the yacht is in Naples, Italy.  Open dates remain between July 12 and 22, 2011

AUGUST MOVES CLOUD 9

She moves to Croatia in August, with available dates from August 16 in the area of Split, to September 7 in Athens, Greece.  Clients travel anywhere in Croatia and Greece during this period – with no delivery fees.

The weekly rental rate in July and August is € 357,000, plus all expenses.

ABOUT THE YACHT

Cloud 9 motoryacht aerial photo. Yacht is underwayA CMN 2009 yacht, she has the classic blue hull and white superstructure.  Yacht CLOUD 9 sets the scene for a truly nautical and contemporary superyacht. Her interior is enriched with warm woods and subtle blue and cream tones.  The yacht interior also combines natural materials and textures into a formal but relaxing environment. 

The yacht has modern communications systems and an extensive watertoys list.  The most discerning charter clients love this yacht. 

RESERVE YACHT CLOUD 9 NOW

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Corinth Canal Crossing on LAZY Z

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Lazy Z motoryacht photo. Picture of yacht from behind. Her inflatable slide is deployed from the top deck. It is yellow with a blue base.
Looking for a unique itinerary for your summer Mediterranean yacht charter vacation? 

The 51 meter Oceanco motor yacht LAZY Z has an opening in her calendar from July 24 to August 3, and is offering the opportunity to enjoy a 10 day cruise from Turkey through the Aegean islands, and transit the Corinth Canal to Corfu, or Montenegro in the Adriatic.

Satellite photo of the Corinth Canal

Built in 1997 and refit in 2007, the 168ft yacht accommodates 12 guests in 6 cabins.

First among this yacht’s amenities are her exquisite good looks and powerful performance.  Her exceptional crew’s services place her in a class above the rest. This yacht is equal parts luxury, and fun in the sun. Charter clients can choose an extremely sophisticated setting or a very casual atmosphere.
 
Staterooms have every amenity, including state-of-the art communications and entertainment systems.

Also available are an array of water toys (including a water slide off of the side of the yacht), complete setup for beach parties, and exercise equipment.
 

The weekly charter rate for superyacht LAZY Z is $299,000, plus all running expenses.

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To book your own Mediterranean yachting holiday and to rent your own private yacht, contact our charter specialists HERE.

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Destination Italy: Where is Sardinia?

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Photograph of Cala Soraja Island of Spargi Sardinia Italy


SARDINIA AS DESTINATION

Sardinia has been on everyone’s radar for the past few weeks.  First, we heard how Steven Spielberg, with Gwyneth Paltrow in tow, ran afoul of the local authorities as the tender to his superyacht, motoryacht SEVEN SEAS cruised too close to island beachgoers.

 

PERINI NAVI YACHT CHARTER FLEET

Then, we reported on the Perini Navi yacht charter fleet preparing for early September’s sailing regatta against the beautiful backdrop of Porto Cervo, Sardinia.

 

WHERE IS SARDINIA?

So exactly where is Sardinia and what is the allure that draws so many sailors and visitors?

Map of Sardinia. Colored drawing.

Sardinia is Italy’s second largest island as well as the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is famed for its beautiful beaches and fascinating history. The nearest land masses are (clockwise from north) the French island of Corsica, the Spanish Balearic Islands, and the Italian Peninsula, Sicily, and Tunisia.

For Atlas lovers, the island of Sardinia is situated between 38° 51′ and 41° 15′ latitude north and 8° 8′ and 9° 50′ east longitude. To the west of Sardinia is the Balearic Sea; to Sardinia’s east is the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Over many centuries the island has survived countless invasions by the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, and Arabs.  Local festivals on the island still reflect the long-lasting impact of those cultures.

Numerous castles, villages, temples and tombs cover the countryside, and with its perfect summer weather, tourists arrive in droves, some via Mediterranean yacht charter vessels, but many more via ferry service from the Italian mainland.

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Have you been to Sardinia?  Please tell us about your experiences!

For a sample yachting itinerary of the Italian Riviera, including Sardinia, contact our destination specialists at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ .

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Discounts Galore on Luxury Yacht Charter Vacations

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Photo of girls lying on the back of a motoryacht. They are raising peace signs in the air.What are you planning for your next vacation?

A survey by USA Today found most people rank spending time with friends and family at the top of their wish list, followed by the urge to see new places, and the desire to kick back and relax.

There’s a great vacation option that gives you the chance to do all these things – a crewed luxury mega yacht charter.

Charters offer the exclusivity of yacht ownership, without its costs and responsibility.

There are more yachts available for hire than ever before, and great deals abound – from discounted prices to extra free days.

Take advantage of one of these great destinations and offers:

Bahamas
140′ motor yacht NEVER ENOUGH (12 passengers) – save over $42,000 and enjoy 10 days for the price of 7.  Available all spring.  $100,000 per week, plus expenses.

Amazon River
147′ motor vessel   ARIA  (32 passengers) – $10,000 savings on all 2011 charters. Embark on the voyage of a lifetime, sailing the Earth’s mightiest river – the Amazon.  Reduced rate is $161,280 per week, plus some expenses.

Mediterranean
98′  motor yacht SALU
(8 passengers) – Save 21% for charters in May, June, and September 2011. Was €70,000 per week, plus expenses – now €55,000 per week, plus expenses.

Caribbean
1-800 Yacht Charters offers discounts on CATAMARANSNow through June 30, take 5% off ANY crewed catamaran charters.  Any boat…any dates.

Suggested boats:

65′ catamaran WORLDS END (2011 model; 10 passengers) –  €23,400 per week, plus expenses.

62′  catamaran IN THE WIND (2011 model; 8 passengers) –  $27,000 per week, plus expenses.

50′ catamaran NUTMEG (2008 model; 8 passengers) – $13,000 per week, ALL-INCLUSIVE.

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There are MANY more yacht charter specials available at destinations around the globe.  Contact your 1-800 Yacht Charters specialists 
HERE with your desired dates and destination to check for last minute savings.  We’ve got you covered!

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