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Britain’s Richest Woman Takes Delivery of UK’s Largest Luxury Yacht Charter Vessel

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Photograph of the stern quarter profile of a luxury superyacht. Inset photo at top right corner, in a circle, is the face of Britain's richest woman, Kirsty Bertarelli

Vava II and Britain’s Richest Woman

 

UK’s WEALTHIEST WOMAN

Presenting the largest private luxury yacht built in Britain.  The yacht is delivered to the UK’s wealthiest woman, Kirsty Bertarelli. The yacht’s maiden voyage to the Caribbean began. 

 

VAVA II

On Friday, March 2, the 90 meter motor yacht VAVA II left.  It went from the Devonport shipyard in Plymouth.  The 314 foot superyacht (priced at £100 million) commissioned for former Miss UK. Gift recipient is 40 year old Kirsty Bertarelli.  Gift giver is her billionaire husband, Ernesto Bertarelli, 46.

 

TYCOON DETAILS

What does Bertarelli do?  He is a Swiss pharmaceutical tycoon.  The man is reputedly worth £6.8 billion.  This wealth makes him the 81st richest man in the world.  He is the fifth richest man in the UK.  He had megayacht VAVA II built by Plymouth-based Pendennis Plus (formerly Devonport Yachts).

Photograph of a large white motoryacht at anchor in front of a large grass covered rock. Blue sky with clouds above. Yacht facing left.

Superyacht VAVA II

 

 

 

YACHT DETAILS

The “big white boat” has many features. For instance, a fold-down beach club, and a pool. The pool can can be varied in depth to cater for guest preferences.

 

 

CHARTER MARKET SPECIFICATIONS

Superyacht VAVA II was designed by Redman Whitely Dixon, with interior styling by Remi Tessier. The yacht is built to SOLAS-36 passenger ship standards and will set a new standard in the charter market for 2012 and beyond.

 

 

KIRSTY REOPER BERTARELLI

Kirsty Bertarelli (formerly Kirsty Roper) won Miss UK in 1988 when she was 17. She now lives in Switzerland.

 

BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

In conclusion, view the world’s largest yachts available for hire at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/largest-yachts/

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Celebrity NFL Owners’ Superyachts

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KEEPING IT LIGHT

From time to time, we like to take a light-hearted look at the world of yachting.  Yacht names inspired by love is always a hoot.  We still chuckle at the comments we get about our salmon skin blog [Yes, some luxury yacht charter vessels DO use salmon skin for upholstery.  NO, it doesn’t smell fishy!!!].

 

GAME ON!

Let’s have some fun and play a game about well-known NFL owners and their personal superyachts.   For every correct answer give yourself 1 to 5 points, depending upon the degree of difficulty.   At the end of the blog, we’ll tell you what you win based on your total points.  Let’s get started!!!

 

Photograph of a white yacht. It is facing the right side of the photograph. There is a large headshot photo of the yacht owner superimposed over the top portion of the photo and resting on the yacht

Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys owner and his superyacht

 

MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTION

This is a multiple choice question (3 points):

In January, 2020, presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren takes aim and calls out an NFL owner and his purchase of a superyacht. On Twitter she says,

“This billionaire NFL owner just paid $100M for a ‘superyacht’ with its own iMax theater. I’m pretty sure he can pay my new #UltraMillionaireTax to help the millions of yacht-less Americans struggling with student loan debt.”

Is the owner:

  1. Stephen Ross, owner of the Miami Dolphins #miamidolphins
  2. Daniel Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins #washingtonredskins
  3. Stan Kroenke, owner of the Los Angeles Rams
  4. Patrick Bowlen, owner of the Denver Broncos

 

The answer is…

 

 

 

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  1. Daniel Snyder is the target of Warren’s ire. Warren wants to impose a 2% surcharge on personal fortunes of $50 million or more, and a 3% fee at $1 billion.  Mr. Snyder is probably happy to know Ms. Warren is no longer a candidate for president of the United States!

 

 

TRUE OR FALSE QUESTION

True or False (2 points)

 

Arthur Blank the owner of the Atlanta Falcons built two tenders to shuttle passengers to and from his superyacht.  True of False?  Blank named the tenders, “Molly” and “Max,” the names of his parents?

 

The answer is…

 

 

 

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TRUE

 

Blank actually built three tenders for his superyacht.  Here is his explanation as to the names he selected for his tenders:

“I personally, carefully chose the names of our three beautiful custom Compass tenders. ‘Soul Purpose’ reflects how being at sea stirs the soul to dream of peace and happiness and a higher purpose in life. The other two tenders, ‘Max’ and ‘Molly’ were named in honor of my parents, which is my way of revering their memory and keeping them forever close to me wherever I travel. They both loved the ocean. I am sure they would have gotten a kick out of knowing I lent their names to such worthy recipients.”

 

 

QUESTION

Match Game (4 points)

 

This game is fairly straightforward, but easy to get incorrect.  Match the name of the yacht owner with the name of the yacht he owns:

 

Name of Owner                      Name of Yacht

 

Daniel Snyder                        Kismet

 

Shad Khan                              Bravo Eugenia

 

Arthur Blank                         DreAMBoat

 

Jerry Jones                            Lady S

 

The answer is…

 

 

 

 

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Daniel Snyder owns motor yacht LADY S

Shad Khan owns motor yacht KISMET

Arthur Blank owns motor yacht  DreAMBoat

Jerry Jones owns motor yacht BRAVO EUGENIA

 

 

THE CLUB

Now, let’s take a look at the NFL Owners Superyacht Club.

 

  • YACHT LADY S.  Daniel Snyder is the owner of the Washington Redskins.  He now takes a seat at the table in the NFL superyacht clubhouse as the owner of the 305 foot Feadship yacht LADY S.  The luxury yacht charter vessel is a 2019 model and is built by Feadship.  The striking exterior is a Michael Leach design and the interior is crafted by Reymond Langton.  Amenities include a one-of-a-kind IMAX theater, fully-certified helipad, and four VIP suites with 8k TVs.

 

  • YACHT KISMET.  This is the 312 foot yacht of Shad Khan. Khan is the owner of the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars.   Lurssen Shipyard in Germany is the builder of the yacht.  Espen Øeino International is the exterior designer and Reymond Langton Design is responsible for the interior. Notable features include not one but two helicopter pads, a private observation platform with an outdoor bed created for stargazing.

 

THE CLUB CONTINUES

 

  • YACHT DreAMBoat.  This is another yacht in the 90 meter range.  The 295 foot yacht is a 2019 model, built by Oceanco in the Netherlands.  Arthur Blank, the owner of the Atlanta Falcons, built this yacht for his family’s personal use. Espen Oeino is the exterior designer, and Terence Disdale is the designer of the interior.  Note the middle letters in the yacht’s name spell, “AMB” – the initials of the owner, Arthur M Blank.  The owner has a large family of children and grandchildren, and this yacht has accommodations for up to 23 passengers.

 

  • YACHT BRAVO EUGENIA.  The final member of the 90 meter NFL Owner’s Superyacht Club is this 357 foot yacht.  Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys owns this 2018 yacht.  Oceanco is the builder, and Nuvolari & Lenard is the designer of the exterior.  Reymond Langton Design is responsible for the interior.  There are two helicopter landing pads.  Specifically, one is on the foredeck, and another on the main deck aft. There is also a wellness center with sauna, as well as a steam room and plunge pool.

 

 

WINNER, WINNER, CHICKEN DINNER!

 

Did you answer all three questions correctly?  If yes, you have 9 points and clearly know way too much trivial information about yachts and NFL yacht owners!!!!  Just kidding!  At 1-800 Yacht Charters, EVERYONE is a winner!  Send an email to us at info@1800yachtcharters.com, and we’ll send you a Eco-Hero tote bag and a luxurious champagne-colored computer stylus pen.  Thanks for playing!!!

 

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

In conclusion, it is time to plan your family or friends yacht charter.  No time like the present to get started and plan for wonderful things in the future. Please contact us today at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/.  We are standing by.

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Foreign Yacht Charter Vessels Visit Moscow

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Photograph of Moscow, Russia, from across the river. The photo shows a river barge traveling down the river, toward the left.

Moscow, Russia

As of May, 2012, the inland waterways of Russia have lifted the restrictions on superyachts flying a foreign flag.
This means foreign-flagged megayachts, both charter vessels and private use ships, will be able to make their way to Moscow.
Yachting industry reports show 17% of the world’s largest yachts are owned by Russians;  however, none of these are Russian-flagged.
With these new rules in place, perhaps we will see more yachts making their way to the Russian capital…

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER TO VISIT RUSSIA

To charter a superyacht anywhere in the world, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Yacht Kismet Owner Donates $1M – Covid-19

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YACHT OWNER DONATION ANNOUNCEMENT

The owner of super yacht KISMET, Floridian Shad Khan, announces a donation of $1 million dollars to help Covid-19 relief efforts.

As a result, the funds will be given to several northeast Florida organizations.

 

WHO IS YACHT KISMET OWNER?

Khan is an avid yachtsman and owner of the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars.

 

WHO RECEIVES COVID-19 DONATION MONEY?

The gifts will be distributed to multiple groups, such as

  • Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund – $400,000
  • Feeding Northeast Florida – $75,000
  • Clara White Mission supporting the homeless in Jacksonville – $75,000
  • Jacksonville Public Education Fund – $50,000
  • American Red Cross / Jacksonville chapter – $50,000

 

STATEMENT ON JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS SITE

The Jaguars released a statement by Khan on the team’s website to announce the gift.  It reads, in part:

“I want to say thank you to every group or individual who is personally stepping up for the people of Jacksonville during these uncertain times”

Obviously an incredibly generous person. We are so proud to charter his beautiful yacht and to be in the same industry.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL STATEMENT FROM KHAN

 

YACHT KISMET DETAILS

Again, Khan owns the 312 foot superyacht KISMET.   She is a 2014 Lurssen.  Specifically, she accommodates up to 12 guests in 6 staterooms.  The yacht employs a crew of 28 attend to the charter guests. The crew members also handle the daily operation of the yacht.   In fact, yacht operations include food and beverage service, and all onshore logistics.   Common logistics involve tours and event reservations, vehicle transportation, and airport transfers.

 

 

The yacht charters for €1,200,000 per week.  Her rate includes the yacht, crew, and use of onboard amenities. Also included in rate is use of watertoys.  Any local VAT and all running expenses (for instance, food, fuel, bar and dockage) are additional.   Eastern and Western Mediterranean are available ports of call for summer 2020.

 

WHAT IS SUMMER 2020 DESTINATION?

Multiple islands in the Eastern and Western Med.  For example,

  • Albania
  • Balearic Islands
  • Canary Islands
  • Catalonia
  • Corsica
  • Costa del Sol
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • French Riviera & Monaco … in addition,
  • Greece – Aegean/Cyclades Sea, Ionian Sea
  • Italy – North (mainland), Sardinia, Sicily, South (mainland)
  • Malta
  • Montenegro
  • Portugal … lastly,
  • Provence Coast & Marseille
  • Slovenia
  • Turkey
  • Venice

 

 

Livin’ Large With Queen B On Yacht Kismet in Italy

 

ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS AVAILABLE

It should be noted that Khan plans to make additional contributions as needed.  What a generous hero!   He is ready to help his fellow Floridians combat the Coronavirus.  As of March 30, the state of Florida reports 5705 cases and 77 deaths.

For additional information or to charter superyacht KISMET, please CLICK HERE today.

#covid-19 #donations #yachtcharter #coronavirus

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