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Profile photograph of motoryacht LADY BEE. She is a solid white powerboat. The water is turquoise. She is facing the center of the left side of the picture.

LADY BEE Motoryacht

YACHT CHARTER REVIEW

Client testimonials are critical for the industry. Superyachts cater to an exclusive clientele, so any feedback that we receive is important to pass along to other clients. We also rate yachts for their feasibility to particular groups and what they expect. For instance, if a crew is bothering the guests, we comment to the crew about remaining invisible.

 

“Great trip. Motor yacht LADY BEE is a great boat – spacious rooms, great entertainment lounge for kids…

Food/chef was superb – service and tableware was very impressive.

Crew was very helpful, well dressed, polite, however considering this was a 9-person crew, there were times we had to look/find someone for service.

Little disappointed, when no safety instructions, muster points, first aid/fire information was given. We were told to read the manual provided…not really that efficient for children.

Yacht was well equipped with toys, movies, life jackets, lots of good quality towels, great dinnerware/settings – all very impressive.

Very clean, well organized, plenty of snacks, and no shortage of any provisions.

As I am considering another Med/Adriatic sea cruise in Aug 2013, I would certainly charter this boat, if it were in the area!”

-RR

 

EDITOR’S NOTE

Motoryacht Lady Bee is a 142′ Caribbean yacht charter vessel. She accommodates 12 guests in 6 cabins.  This review was not our charter, but sharing the review is important to us. Lady Bee spends time in the winter in the lower Caribbean. After that, she heads to the Bahamas with a home port of Nassau. In other words, Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, here we come!

RATE

Weekly charter rate is $110,000, plus all running expenses.

 

HOW TO CHARTER A FAMILY YACHT FOR VACATION

In conclusion, for more details about motoryacht LADY BEE, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Motor Yacht TAIL LIGHTS & Crew Impress Multi-Repeat Luxury Yacht Charter Family

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WHAT’S AHEAD FOR TAIL LIGHTS?

Motoryacht TAIL LIGHTS spends some time in the shipyard in Georgia.  After that, the popular and highly successful charter yacht heads to the Bahamas in charter ready and bristol condition.  Once complete, the 116 foot Azimut looks amazing and had lots of new toys and goods onboard to start her first charter in Nassau on November 21st.

Yacht Tail Lights running next to her tender - aerial view

 

 

YACHT CHARTER REVIEW

A recent charter guest took the time to share her thoughts about her family’s superyacht experience onboard Azimut yacht TAIL LIGHTS.  What lends credence to her comments is the fact she has chartered three times prior.  In her own words,

“We just got off the boat this morning. This was my fourth trip on a (luxury yacht) charter vessel and found it to be at least equal to but in many ways better than the previous trips I had taken. Captain Steve Kemp was awesome. He was extremely organized and looked after every detail of the trip. When we needed to adjust he was quick to respond and very accommodating. The crew was fantastic and also very accommodating. The girls were all Johnny-on-the-spot with food, drinks, and any other need we had. The staterooms were always looked after and kept pristine during our trip. Very pleasant personalities and fun to talk to. Jeff made sure the boat and tender were operating perfectly and was also very accommodating when we wanted to tour the engine room. The boat itself was appointed very nicely and it was obvious that she had been upgraded recently. It looked brand new. I would highly recommend (yacht) Tail Lights and its crew, particularly Steve the captain. I certainly would look into chartering her again.”

#thesuperyachtexperience

 

ABOUT THE SUPERYACHT

Originally a  2011, her $1.5 million refit in 2016 changed so much.  Improvements made include, for instance, a full paint job.  Two tone dark and light gray in Stoppani Metallic acrylic paint is fabulous.  Interior wood and floor refinishing. and new exterior and interior soft goods. For example, upholstery, cushions, decorative throw pillows, bed covers, linens, towels, etc.  Continuing with the updates in addition are all new serviceware like china, crystal, silver ware, and table settings.  Additionally, new Murray teak deck chairs on Fly bridge and Aft Deck, and new Westminster sun lounge beds on Fly bridge.

Also included in the refit:

  • All varnished tables refinished
  • Teak cap railing refinished
  • Teak decks all sanded and sealed
  • New ice makers
  • Washer/dryer and refrigerator/freezer in the garage area
  • Atlas power conversion system
  • 32′ Scout towed tender painted same color to match the yacht

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

The yacht accommodates up to 10 guests in 5 staterooms.  She has 8 beds, consisting of 2 doubles, 2 twins, and 1 convertible configured as 2 Pullmen, 1 King, 2 Queens, 1 Double, and 4 Singles.

 

WATERTOYS

Watertoys include:

  • 32′ Scout towed tender w/ twin 350 Yamaha engines. Fully rigged and walk-in bathroom in console.
  • 2-person Yamaha jet ski 1800cc
  • New water skis
  • 2 Bote Inflatable Paddle boards
  • 2 person ski tube
  • Knee board
  • Wake board
  • High quality fishing gear (bottom and trolling), plus 1 electric reel for deep dropping 1200 feet
  • 2 Spear fishing poles
  • 6 sets of snorkel gear (Getting 6 more sets)
  • Large 8×10 beach sun tent with six beach chairs (Getting 6 more)
  • Beach umbrella and folding table for beach picnics
  • 2 Floating lounge mats and noodles
  • Largo floating island
  • 2 NEW Yamaha Sea Scooters

 

Rates for TAIL LIGHTS are from $75,000 per week, plus all running expenses and any applicable taxes.

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

For more information, or to secure yacht TAIL LIGHTS for your Superyacht Experience on your preferred dates, VISIT https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/explore-our-yachts/tail-lights/book-now/

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Our Best Vacation Ever! Yacht Charter Reviews

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Profile photograph of catamaran sailboat Dreaming On at anchor.

Catamaran Sailboat Yacht Charter Boat Dreaming On

April 2012:

We’re just back from a week on board sail catamaran DREAMING ON, sailing the BVIs in the capable hands of our wonderful crew, Geoff and Iza. We were also vacationing with another couple…and we all agreed that the whole experience exceeded our expectations by far, to the extent that we have already booked again for next year!

This is all down to Geoff and Iza who are a very special and generous couple – it was like sailing with good friends – the chemistry was perfect and we just hit it off.

SHE CONTINUES HER REVIEW…

They welcomed us on board their beautiful home and anticipated our every need. Iza is an amazing cook – the food (presentation, quality and variety) is better than you get in most good restaurants and all prepared in a galley kitchen – the sushi in particular was unbelievable! And Geoff…well, in our opinion he makes a better Painkiller than the Soggy Dollar (as well as being a great Captain).

They had arranged an itinerary for us (but it was flexible) and we went to different, islands and/or bays every day. For instance, a sail to Anegada, followed by a fabulous lobster dinner at the Reef Hotel – highly recommend this!

They took us to all their favorite spots in the BVIs and we couldn’t get enough of the clear blue waters and white sandy beaches – plenty of snorkeling, kayaking and paddle boarding to be had. In fact, we didn’t really have enough time just to hang out in one place for a day or go tubing or water-skiing, which is why we are returning next year. Now we know all the best spots and where we’d like to go back to and spend more time.

(Catamaran DREAMING ON) is comfortable and has plenty of space, both out the front on the ‘trampolines’ and the shady area at the back by the cockpit where we enjoyed breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Overall, for anyone out there considering a luxury yacht charter, I would highly recommend, without hesitation, DREAMING ON, and Geoff and Iza – it will be one of the (if not THE) best vacations of your life! We certainly can’t wait to get back on board next year…..

Name: Lindsey S.

 

HOW TO BOOK A CATAMARAN CHARTER

In conclusion, book your own vacation of a lifetime today. Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ .  We will plan your amazing catamaran charter right away.

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Perfect Family Holiday | Natori Yacht Charter

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Photograph of motoryacht NATORI underway. The yacht has a dark hull and white superstructure.  She is headed toward to lower right side of the photo.

Just to say we had a fabulous, wonderful, brilliant time on motoryacht NATORI.

The luxury mega yacht charter boat was lovely, the crew fabulous, food tooooo yummy, and once again, we had a perfect family holiday.

Overall impressions were – FIRST CLASS.
Professionalism of officers, deck crew, stewardess, chef – first, first class
Food quality and presentation – first class
Entertainment – first class
Watersports – first class

Only thing to single out once again was how completely wonderful the crew were. Absolutely brilliant. One really great touch was that during the charter, the crew took photos too and the First Officer spent hours putting them together onto a CD with music as a momento. Really, really special touch!

Itinerary and places we visited were faberoony…even the stinky mud bath on the volcano.

Name: [Confidential] Client review

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Ready to (yacht) ZOOM x3 INTO SUMMER? [video]

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NEW SPECIAL RATES FOR SUMMER 2019

Move over, slow-poke superyachts!  Why putt along, when you can ZOOM?

The 50-meter Trinity yacht ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM offers charter guests an excellent combination of speed, style, and versatility. She’s quick and chic – and reputed as one of the fastest U.S. builds of her pedigree.  M/Y ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM is able to cruise anywhere in the world. She runs at an exceptionally fast 23 knots and cruises at 14.

 

SAVE INTO SUMMER

We love this yacht, crew and her owner.  The owner is often willing to offer fantastic special rates to our clients – especially in the summertime.

This summer, the superyacht will be based in New England, and to encourage more business, the owner has reduced the low-season summer (and low-season winter) rate from $180,000/wk to a competitive $165,000/wk.

 

THE YACHT OVERVIEW

The yacht is 161 feet in overall length.  She launched in 2005.  Zoom Zoom Zoom refit in 2106.   Evan K. Marshall designed the interior styling to reflect the sophisticated and elegant lifestyle of today’s luxury yacht charter client.  She features an array of dining options, both indoor and alfresco. Her full-beam sky lounge is an impressive space for entertaining and the sundeck is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the views.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

The super yacht accommodates up to 10 guests in 5 stylish staterooms. She features a split-level master stateroom forward on the main deck, with impressive forward-facing windows that add to her beautiful exterior profile.

 

GREAT CLIENT  TESTIMONIALS

Captain Mike Finnegan and his team are the perfect blend of experience and youth – superbly attentive to families and couples alike.   The reviews and reports coming back from clients are exemplary.

 

YACHT CHARTER REVIEWS

 

Here’s the feedback of a recent charter guest:

 

“ The charter was so much better than we ever hoped, the crew was so kind, they indulged the children with playing, fishing and all of the adults got into the toys and adventure as well, all of the crew participated and made it so fun, they were willing to do anything, the chef was fabulous, my wife who has Celiac and my daughter -in-law who is gluten intolerant were so spoiled and could not have been happier.

 

THE YACHT CHARTER REVIEW CONTINUES 

…the theme nights were amazing and we loved that Pirate Captain Mike got dressed up and we renewed our vows and it made our anniversary celebration and holiday one will never forget, Captain Mike was very detailed with the APA accounting and explanation and this built a lot of confidence for me, he is a stand up classy guy, we would love to do this again and cannot thank the crew enough, it was hard to say goodbye.”

 

 

CURRENT BOOKINGS

  • May 7-14, 2019: Nassau to Nassau
  • May 25 – June 7, 2019: Nassau to Nassau
  • Aug 4-7, 2019: Option / Newport to Newport
  • 8-24, August 2019: Newport to Nantucket
  • August 25-28, 2019: Option / Nantucket to Nantucket

 

CHARTER RATES

  • Summer

$165,000 per week (Low.  June and September)

$180,000 per week (High.  July and August)

 

  • Winter

$165,000 per week (Low. November through December 20, then January 5 through May 31)

$180,000 per week (High.  Year-end Christmas and New Year’s holidays)

 

CHARTER AREAS

  • Summer

The Bahamas

New England

Florida

 

  • Winter

The Bahamas

Florida

 

 

 

IMPRESSIVE FEATURES & AMENITIES

  • Bi-level Master stateroom
  • Extensive watersports selection including 40’ Seahunter tender & water slide
  • Extended swim platform perfect for relaxing or enjoying the water
  • Zero Speed stabilizers provide ultimate comfort at anchor
  • Lastly, amazing proven charter record

 

 

LOADED WITH FUN TOYS!

 

  • 40′ Seahunter towable tender fully outfitted for inshore and offshore fishing
  • Nautica 18-foot tender with 150hp engine
  • 2 three-person WaveRunners
  • SeaBobs (2)
  • Stand-Up Paddleboards SUP’s – 2
  • Snorkel gear
  • Water skis
  • Wakeboard
  • Kneeboard
  • Inflatable toys
  • Fishing gear
  • Spin bike
  • Free weights and bench
  • Waterslide

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Length:                 49.07 meters (161 feet)

Beam:                   8.5 meters (28 feet)

Draft:                    2.6 meters (9 feet)

Year:                      2005 / 2016

Guests:                10

Cabins:                 5

Crew:                    10

 

WHAT ARE YOUR SUMMER PLANS?

In conclusion, summer is right around the corner.

Secure your favorite dates and click here to BOOK NOW at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/explore-our-yachts/zoom-zoom-zoom/book-now/ !!!

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Yacht Charter Review – Crew and Islands Dazzle

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Freedom yacht crew sitting on the back of the boat. They are hanging their legs down over the name of the boat.

“I wanted to…share some additional details of our experience on the Freedom motor yacht. From start to finish, Captain George, his crew and the Freedom yacht offered us a first class experience.

 

YACHT CHARTER REVIEW

While we expected the boat to be very impressive, we were delighted with how spacious it was; how private the bedrooms felt; the music and satellite TV system that ran throughout the boat (and its ease of use); and how customized the temperature systems were by bedroom.

The design of the entire boat is quite exceptional. There are ample spaces to do just about anything throughout the course of the trip: tan, read, be in shade, be in air conditioning, relax in a hot tub, sit at a bar, watch a movie, fish, play board games, etc. It truly is a floating hotel.

 

GOURMET MEALS

While we expected to food to be good, we did not anticipate 3 gourmet, 5-star dining-experience meals per day. Joseph (chef) was simply outstanding and created meals that were memorable, healthy, and just the right amount of food. The children and adults alike loved each and every meal and appreciated the honoring of our requests while far exceeding our expectations.

 

CREWMEMBER ASSISTANCE

While we expected to have play toys, we did not anticipate having Matt at our service, 24/7 to help us on and off of kayaks, paddle boards, willing to take the kids out wake boarding and tubing, etc. Matt had the perfect temperament for adults and children alike– and was an incredible enabler to all of our fun trips snorkeling, paddle boarding, etc. He was a real gift and asset for the entire time.

 

GIFTED DECORATING  TALENT

While we expected to have good service, we did not anticipate Sarah’s artful setting of the tables for every meal— that made us feel as though we were eating in a different restaurant each day, even though we were at the same table as the prior meal and prior day. We would run down after breakfast to get something in our rooms, only to find the beds had already been made; the bathrooms straightened/cleaned. She was the person who made everything beautiful and easy. She was a real joy to have and get to know.

 

CAPTAIN

And while we expected a highly seasoned and competent captain, we felt honored to be under the care of Captain George Custer for a week. He was entirely willing to customize our plans and routes to meet our needs—- always with a plan, and always willing to change the plan as individual desires or weathers changed. He is a delightful person with rich life experiences that our entire group enjoyed. I would highly recommend him to any type or size of group. He seems to have seen and done it all— and knows how to read people and groups well. He is a gem and we felt safe in his care. It was hard to say good-bye!

 

WATERTOYS

The toys on the boat were key to our enjoyment as two active families. The paddle boards and kayaks were in constant use, as were the sea bobs when we were in waters where they were permitted. We used the smaller boats to take us snorkeling in many interesting places and enjoyed those side trips immensely.

 

VACATION OF A LIFETIME

All in all, as you suggested it would be, it really was the vacation of a lifetime for our families. It was hard to end— and we hope to do something like it again in the future.

 

RECOMMENDATION

I would strongly encourage you to steer future groups to Broward motor yacht Freedom. It has it all; it felt new and fresh; was immaculately clean and cared for— and had a crew second to none.

Warm regards-
Leslie B

 

EDITOR’S NOTE

WOW! We truly expect every Caribbean yacht charter customer to have a great vacation, but it is so gratifying to hear every aspect of Leslie’s vacation was a home run!

ABOUT THE YACHT

Broward motor yacht Freedom is a 120′ mega yacht charter vessel based in St. Thomas, USVI. She accommodates 8 to 9 guests in a 4-stateroom layout.

PERFECT FOR FAMILIES

As you can tell from Leslie’s feedback, the yacht is perfect for a family adventure – comfortable amenities, great watertoys, fine dining, and a top-level crew.

 

CHARTER RATE

The weekly rate for a family of 8 is $64,500 USD. She is ALL-INCLUSIVE (yacht, crew, all meals and ship’s bar, fuel, and local taxes).

 

HOW TO RENT A YACHT FOR FAMILY VACATION

We offer this yacht  and many others for charter. We also offer luxury sailing charter vessels.  Please contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us TODAY to plan your trip.

 

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