Our friends at Trip Advisor recently sent us an email with some stunning images of 20 awe-inspiring places you must see. The locations were selected by their members.
Several of the spots were accessible by yacht or could easily be accessed by land during a luxury yacht charter vacation.
From the locations submitted by the members, we’ve selected our favorite three for you to see:
1. PULPIT ROCK – Ryfylke, Norway.
The Pulpit Rock (“Preikestolen” in Norwegian) soars 604 meters over the Lysefjord. This flat mountain plateau, was most likely carved and formed from melting ice over 10,000 years ago.
Her yacht charter rates start at $140,000 per week, plus expenses.
Motor yacht AIR, Benetti yacht charter vessel MINE GAMES, and James Bond inspired boat, DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER, have all spent time recently cruising the calm waters of the Adriatic yacht charter coastline.
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Did you know the British Virgin Islands (BVI or BVI’s) are home to the largest barrier reef in the Caribbean, and the fourth largest ocean reef on earth?
The BVI reef stretches 18 miles from the island of Anegada to Virgin Gorda, and is considered by experts to offer some of the best snorkeling spots in the world!
Adding to the allure of snorkeling and diving during your Virgin Islands crewed catamaran yacht charter – it is widely rumored that there is still Spanish gold buried in the sand on the reef that is yet to be found! Many Spanish galleons, laden with gold and riches from the new world, sank to their watery graves at the hands of pirates and hurricanes in the 1700’s…
Do you have a favorite snorkeling site in the Caribbean? Share your favorite spot with us, and we’ll send you a complimentary Eco-tote bag to carry your towels and snorkel gear. Leave a comment in the section below, and we’ll contact you for your address!
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The third hull in the Palmer Johnson PJ 170 SportYacht range, motor yacht SANAM, was recently delivered to her new owner in the Mediterranean.
Is it wishful thinking to hope the yacht will enter the Monaco yacht charter market in the summer of 2017?
For Jana Sheeder and her team at 1-800 Yacht Charters, it certainly doesn’t hurt to ask, and even beg a little…
“There are many Palmer Johnson yachts currently available for hire, but none as new, large, and striking as motor yacht SANAM,” states Sheeder. “Her sleek profile and aggressive stance make her instantly recognizable as a PJ Sportyacht, and we feel there will be great demand among our European clients to experience the largest Palmer Johnson on the market.”
Not leaving the opportunity to chance, Sheeder’s charter team reached out to the yacht’s captain and made a pitch (more like a plea) to convince the owner to place the yacht in charter when not in use by the owner’s family.
The captain responded by saying, “At the moment the boat is still very new to (our owner), and he does not want to charter – just yet. He is considering building a larger vessel, and I think once he gets a new build underway, he will charter this vessel to help with the costing.”
A smiling Sheeder said, “That’s the answer we wanted to hear.”
Palmer Johnson has created the ultimate sportyacht. It’s an iconic design with cutting edge styling – one that Sheeder knows will appeal to a few special clients.
Sheeder says, “We’ll continue to work with the captain and owner to introduce motor yacht SANAM to the charter marketplace.”
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Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines….and captains, prepare to cast off!
Formula One (FIA Formula One World Championship), the foremost auto racing league on the planet, is actively scouting Miami, Florida (USA) as a possible site for a new Grand Prix race. If Miami is selected as a venue, expect to see dozens of luxury yacht charter vessels lining the course, with thousands of spectators crowding the decks for a bird’s eye view of the action.
According to a report by the Miami Herald, F1 execs visited Miami in November, and met with the mayor and government officials to discuss potential racing circuits and logistics for an annual event in the downtown area, along Biscayne Bay.
Events director for the city of Miami, Vicente Betancourt, says the goal is to add Miami to the Formula 1 season in 2020. “It’s like the Super Bowl of auto racing,” said Betancourt. “Hopefully we can make it happen.”
Will the amazing Michael Buffer possibly be the announcer for a Miami Grand Prix Formula One race?
Wouldn’t you love to see professional race car drivers like Lewis Hamilton, Bottas, Vettel, Raikkonen, or Verstappen…and high tech Mercedes, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, and Maserati racecars on the downtown streets of sunny Miami?
This would be a wonderful boost for the South Florida economy, and it would provide corporate sponsorships from such companies as Amazon (founder, Jeff Bezos, graduated high school in Miami, Florida), Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Hotel Intercontinental, The Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Spa, The Forge, The Biltmore, Britto, Norman Braman, and 1-800 Yacht Charters.
Each year, from April through November, the Formula One’s series is comprised of 20 races in cities around the globe (Singapore, Budapest, Sao Paulo, Monaco, et al). Currently, there are 15 road courses and five courses laid out on city streets.
Formula 1 is under new ownership (Liberty Media) and is looking to expand its U.S. presence. Like professional soccer, F1 has a massive fan base across the globe, but lags behind other sports in the United States, like football, basketball, and NASCAR. Currently, its lone United States Grand Prix race is in Austin, Texas. Chase Carey, Liberty Media’s CEO of the Formula 1 Group, has been saying he wants another American race to join the one already held at the Circuit of the Americas, in Austin. An event in Miami, or possibly Las Vegas or New York, has been publicly discussed.
Carey wants to see F1 grab a foothold in “destination cities” like New York, Los Angeles, Miami, or Las Vegas in order to create a week-long celebration capable of attracting people from all over the world.
Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters believes Miami is a natural fit for a F1 event.
“Of all the races held annually by F1, the two premier events are staged in Monaco and Abu Dhabi,” says Sheeder. “Both locations have courses along the waterfront, and thousands of spectators enjoy the race and the festivities from the decks of dozens of luxury yachts. The Miami Grand Prix would duplicate that unique setting, as the course would pass through downtown Miami, along our beautiful waterfront area – and we have many superyachts that already make South Florida their home port.”
According to AutoGuide.com, Formula One filed on November 1st for a new trademark on a race event in Miami (as well as Las Vegas and New York). The next day, Sean Bratches, Formula One’s director of commercial operations, came to Miami, with his track engineers, and met with Mayor Francis Suarez and checked out the city streets near the downtown area, along the waterfront. Betancourt, who has been in communications with F1 since May said nothing was finalized. “We’ve got to see if it works and what it would cost them to actually bring it out. I think the ball is pretty much in their court.”
Sheeder points out the idea of a major road race and spectator yachts is not new for the city. In the 1980’s, the Miami Grand Prix was a major annual event (but not affiliated with the F1 series). “Private luxury yacht charter vessels would line up, stern-to the seawall in the area that is now the Bayside Marketplace, and spectators would watch the race from the deck of their superyachts. In the evening, many of the yachts would host private parties for the charterers, as well as the owners, drivers, and corporate sponsors of the racing teams.”
Sheeder is optimistic a new F1 week-long race event will become a marquee attraction for South Florida. “Assuming the financing and logistics make sense for Formula One, a corporate hospitality Miami Grand Prix yacht charter could easily rival the excitement of a Monaco Grand Prix yacht charter or an Abu Dhabi yacht charter. Yes, Monaco has the edge thanks to many decades of exposure, but Miami could make a big splash. We have the best weather, and the largest inventory of luxury yacht charter vessels anywhere in the world. Throw in the sexy appeal of nearby South Beach with world-famous hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, and celebrities, and Miami is a world-class big-event town.”
Where else can you go to an upscale event, wearing little more than sandals and a bathing suit, where the best “seat” in the house is in an on deck Jacuzzi on a private luxury yacht???
Attending a Grand Prix event on a yacht is the ultimate in corporate hospitality. Come experience the excitement and glamour of Formula 1 racing in 2018. For more information about a Monaco Grand Prix yacht charter, or to rent a yacht for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix or for any other F1 race, CLICK https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/yacht-charter-special-events/sporting-events/
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Sleek and ultra modern, the 42 meter Vitters sail yacht SARISSA headed to South East Asia this past winter season, and her crew has returned favorable reports. It is, as they say, “Smooth Sailing.”
At the time of her launch in 2011, sail yacht SARISSA was the largest carbon sloop ever built in the Netherlands and remains as impressive today as the day she splashed down.
Designed by Bill Tripp with interior by Rhodes Young, sailing yacht SARISSA sleeps up to 10 guests in two double cabins, a triple cabin (best suited for children with an adjoining single nanny cabin), and a convertible office/cabin forward of the saloon.
Her Asia yacht charter scheduled itinerary includes:
• December to February – Thailand and Burma
• March and April – Indonesia (West Papua and Raja Ampat)
• June and July – Solomon Islands
The weekly charter rates for charter sailboat Sarissa are €115,000 high season and €105,000 low season. For further details and a sample itinerary, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters for your free consultation. 1-800 Yacht Charters is the only superyacht charter company to offer a Best Price Guarantee, and a portion of your yacht charter fee is donated to a marine charity or to those in need in your area of charter, in your name.
Whoo hoo! The yacht’s representative contacted us to announce newly reduced rates for the popular 191 foot motor yacht CARPE DIEM for the remainder of the spring in the Bahamas. Her weekly rate has been reduced from $395,000 per week to $375,000 per week.
Additionally, the yacht is now accepting advanced reservations for the summer in the Med.
The 191′ (58.23 meter) Trinity yacht CARPE DIEM is well known and instantly recognizable in the Bahamas. Captain Ryan Butterwick and his crew of 11 have been offering Bahamas yacht charter vacations to affluent travelers for the past three seasons. Most yachts of this size are based further south in the Caribbean during the winter – in St. Martin and St Barts. Captain Butterwick and the yacht’s owner saw an opportunity to be one of the very few large private yacht charter vessels to choose the Bahamas as their home port for the winter and spring.
The representative describes the yacht as,
“…an objet d’art all her own. Her signature interior by Carol Williamson and Associates simultaneously creates a sense of both drama and balance. There is a marvelous display of juxtaposition of design elements, joining opposing materials of Madagascar ebony wood with white onyx stone, varying textures of velvet, satin, and embossed Paltrona Frau leather. Showcased throughout the yacht are vintage fashion photographs, art deco antiques, and lavish furnishings.”
Offering accommodations for 12 guests, the acclaimed charter yacht was a finalist for 2012 World Superyacht Awards for Best Tri-Deck Semi-Displacement Yacht, and the 2012 Showboats Design Awards for Best Interior Design.
For active, well-traveled families seeking a warm-weather getaway this winter or spring, we highly recommend Trinity motor yacht CARPE DIEM. We have personally inspected the yacht on several occasions and know Captain Butterwick and his team will Deliver The Superyacht Experience of a lifetime to you and your guests. For further details and to check availability, please contact us at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/explore-our-yachts/carpe-diem/book-now/
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The National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America has released a disturbing study detailing the threat of plastic pollution in the ocean, and its impact on seabirds. Plastic trash is found in 90 percent of seabirds. The rate is growing steadily as global production of plastics increases.
According to the Academy, the “Threat of plastic pollution to seabirds is global, pervasive, and increasing.”
The areas of impact facing the greatest threats are the southern boundary of the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic Oceans.
Plastic found inside birds includes bottle caps, plastic shopping bags, and tiny pieces the size of rice that have been broken down by the sun and waves.
After reading the study’s abstract, Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters commented on the health impact facing the seabirds. “Living along the coast of South Florida, I have seen the small plastic pieces of plastic that wash up into our mangroves and our shoreline,” says Sheeder. “The wildlife rescue groups that we support tell us sharp-edged plastic pieces can kills birds by punching holes in their internal organs. Some seabirds eat so much plastic, there is little room in their stomachs for food. Lack of food affects their body weight and jeopardizes their health.”
Sheeder echoes the concerns of scientists and environmentalists: “At current levels, virtually every seabird will be consuming plastic by 2050. If we don’t address this issue, we are looking at a major contributing factor to the possible extinction of many seabird species. We can’t let that happen.”
Sheeder feels her yachting industry can do more in terms of effective waste management to reduce the threat. “Almost all of the yachts we represent for private yacht charter vacations have the onboard capability to generate fresh drinking water. Now, when our clients request plastic bottled water to be placed onboard prior to their charter, we encourage them to forgo plastic and drink the yacht’s purified water.”
In lieu of plastic water bottles, Sheeder even offers her clients complimentary reusable beverage containers.
Sheeder is confident the tide can be turned. “While the report by the National Academy of Sciences paints a grim future, it also points out that effective waste management can reduce the threat. Protecting our future means preserving the marine environment and promoting responsibility onboard our yachts, in the seas, and along our shores.”
Sheeder further comments, “Everyone can do something. Even just one thing every day. It’s not hard to take that extra moment to help another. Sadly, so many prefer just to stick their heads in the sand rather than being role models and making a difference.”
She encourages others to:
Calling all eco heroes! Comment on this post and include your email address, and we will contact you to send you your own customized totebag so that you can be an #ecohero with us!
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Looking for a way to entertain potential clients during the upcoming Venice Film festival 2015? Nothing says, “Thank you for the opportunity” to a prospect quite as well as a soiree onboard a multi-million euro megayacht.
The Festival runs from September 2 through 12, and the Royal Denship yacht FORCE BLUE is available for hire in Venice and is offering a discounted rate to secure a booking. Normally priced at €235,000 per week in September, the 207 foot yacht has lowered her price to €195,000 per week (a savings of €40,000).
Along with Cannes, Venice has long been considered one of Europe’s most glamorous, buzzy film events. A-list celebrities, but more importantly, film makers and buyers attend in the hopes of securing lucrative deals to promote and release independently produced movies.
To charter a yacht for a special event normally takes many months of advance logistical planning, and securing dockage next to an event venue often requires a reservation a year or so in advance. Fortunately, it is easier to secure last minute space in Venice, as the abundance of waterways make it easier to use the yacht’s tenders to get to and from onshore venues.
Large yachts like Royal Denship FORCE BLUE become a venue unto themselves, and serve as a place to conduct private business negotiations, as well as entertain business associates and prospective clients. With numerous entertainment areas, both inside the yacht and on her massive deck, hundreds of guests can gather to socialize. After the guests leave, the charterer and a select number of special guests (totalling 12 or fewer) can use the yacht as a private floating hotel – with a full-time staff of 19 onboard to attend to meals and cater to the guests’ every whim.
The yacht’s onboard amenities include onboard cinema (perfect for private film screenings), full gymnasium, hairdresser’s room, and a spa center, featuring Hamman steam shower, mud bath, sauna, hydro massage Jacuzzi, and massage room.
Social gatherings can be upgraded to full-scale dance parties as the yacht’s aft bridge deck can be transformed into a disco. There is a professional DJ station complete with psychedelic lights and disco woofer speakers.
A white carpet can also be laid down on the dance floor to allow guests to dance with their shoes on (most yachts do NOT allow guests to wear shoes ondeck).
Of course the one component that makes the yacht hire so unique and practical – total privacy: no one steps onboard the yacht without the Charter’s permission. This discreet venue means businesspeople can negotiate deals in seclusion and entertain special guests – away from the attention of gawkers, competitors, and the paparazzi.
To charter this yacht or plan a special event like a Monaco Grand Prix yacht charter, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters via our form, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via text to our 24 hour Special Events Coordinator at 305-720-7245.
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Valentine’s Day – that yearly opportunity to profess our love to that special someone in our lives. For many of us, we turn to traditional gifts like chocolate, flowers, or a romantic dinner to express our affection.
Ah, but the super-rich are different. Even gifts of jewelry pale in comparison to the grandiose gestures some HNWI’s (high net-worth individuals) bestow on their significant others and loved ones.
Yep, when it comes to over-the-top, what says “je t’aime mon tresor” more than a gift of a private superyacht???
Of course, the ultimate enhancement to the ultimate gift – naming your yacht to honor the one you love…
In celebration of Valentine’s Day 2016, we share our favorite 5 private yacht charter vessels with names inspired by love. Some names are whimsical and cute, others haughty. Our favorite name, # 1, is simple and oh-so-perfect — boasting the two most famous words uttered by almost every man who understands (and appreciates) who’s really the boss!
5. 4YOU – Imagine the surprise when this owner turned to his wife and handed her the keys to a 180 foot megayacht, aptly named, 4YOU. Launched in 2012, this spectacular yacht from the Amels Limited Edition 180 series was designed by Tim Heywood, and features a stunning modern-chic interior by Laura Sessa Romboli. Up to 12 guests can enjoy a Greek yacht charter vacation, from €280,000 per week
4. DREAM PRINCESS – Sure, lots of guys call their lady a, “Princess.” But a DREAM PRINCESS? That’s ramping it up another notch. A popular yacht for special events (e.g. Monaco Grand Prix yacht charter, MIPIM yacht charter, etc.), this Princess 64 motor yacht is a vessel with a real sense of occasion. She offers exceptional performance and boasts a sleek, sporty profile hiding a spacious three-cabin charter layout. Her interior is light, with elegant details. Rates from €18,000 per week
3. HONEY BEAR – Every once in a while, we find a yacht named by a woman for the man in her life. The 28 meter Sunseeker 90 yacht HONEY BEAR is a fast, fun yacht for sophisticated yet informal Monaco yacht charter holidays. Her modern yet warm interior offers plenty of space for relaxation, and her open deck areas are perfect for enjoying the sunshine. She provides accommodations for 8 guests in 4 staterooms and is priced from €45,000 per week
2. LADY BRIT – there are lots of “Ladies” in the charter fleet, Lady Sheila, Lady Victoria, and more. Still, one stands out for her simple, elegant name – the epitome of European class: LADY BRIT. Surprisingly, the yacht was not named for the owner’s wife, but rather, in honor of his mother. The 207 foot Feadship yacht LADY BRIT offers the ideal platform for a resort-style St Barts Yacht Charter in the Caribbean, as she features a wellness spa, gymnasium with panoramic views, outdoor cinema, and an authentic Finnish sauna with private access to the water. Weekly rates start at $445,000 per week
1. YES DEAR – what man hasn’t uttered those two words to his special someone??? A Voyage 580 Virgin Islands catamaran charter vessel, sail yacht YES DEAR is 58 feet long and 31 feet wide – the perfect design for maximum comfort and stability. She features 5 cabins for up to 10 guests, and her weekly rates start at $24,000. Funny side note – her dinghy is named, “No Dear.”
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