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Is a Private Luxury Yacht Charter Vacation Right for You?

Aerial photo of yacht at anchor with an inflatable slide coming down from the top deck. Multiple jetskis and tenders are racing around in the water around the boat. The water is clear and turquoise.

We’ve all seen the images – a silhouette of a sailing yacht, lying at anchor near a secluded beach, the sun setting in the background; or the massive superyachts docked side-by-side in a marina along the Côte d’Azur.  It’s not hard to imagine you and your family inserted in those yachting images, enjoying la belle […]

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Experience Rugged Greenland & Beyond Onboard Yacht LEGEND

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ADVENTURE & LUXURY – HAND IN HAND The hottest trend in yachting will continue this summer, as motor yacht LEGEND joins a growing  fleet of luxury yacht charter vessels forgoing the Mediterranean for extreme Arctic and Northern Europe adventures.     On the heels of a winter expedition to Antarctica, the 77 meter Icon yacht LEGEND […]

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Expect Tax Hike On Your Virgin Islands Yacht Charter Vacation

Doing any boating this spring in the Virgin Islands?  If you are, plan on bringing a few extra bucks with you (or…take a money-saving tip from our company President, Jana Sheeder).   This will be the first spring yachting season since the BVI enacted new legislation in 2017, increasing cruising taxes. Here’s a breakdown of […]

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Future Home For Miami Yacht Show To Better Showcase Luxury Yacht Charter Vessels

Sunset photo of dock of superyachts at Miami Yacht Show with underwater lighting under each yacht

  Wow, this news couldn’t come at a better time… After navigating the congested roads and waterways of Miami Beach the past 4 days at the 2018 Miami Yacht Show, we’re thrilled to announce the show will relocate to the mainland – near downtown Miami, for the 2019 installment of the annual event! Pending state […]

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Miami Yacht Show Gives Yacht Charter Maven Leg Up On The Competition

Jana Sheeder leans on side of Jupiter yacht as it races along Miami skyline at sunset

ADVANTAGE, SHEEDER… There’s an old saying in football – when your team is on offense, “take what the defense gives you.”  In other words, make the most of the opportunities that come your way. No one understands that mentality more than our head honcho – Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters. Every President’s Day […]

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New Croatia Yacht Charter VAT Regulations

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    BACKGROUND Back in January, 2014, we alerted our clients to new rules regarding a VAT increase imposed on Croatia yacht charter rentals.  At that time, the government increased the VAT rate from 10 % to 13%, to help combat the country’s economic woes. To offset this tax burden, we encouraged our clients to […]

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Reduced Rates Announced For Yacht Carpe Diem For Bahamas Yacht Charter Adventures

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  SPECIAL RATE 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 […]

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12-Passenger Yacht Ice 5 To Offer Summer New England Yacht Charter Opportunities

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  CLAM CHOWDER, ANYONE? Not sure you want to traipse the kids and the in-laws all the way to the Med this summer for your annual Superyacht Experience? Maybe an action-packed adventure closer to home is what you need — onboard the Proteksan Turquoise yacht ICE 5, in beautiful New England.  There is so much […]

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Who Knew?? Five Little Known Facts About The Bahamas

You probably know the Bahamas is a prime destination for a luxury yacht charter vacation. But how many of the following details do you know about this island archipelago?  Here are five little known facts about this tropical paradise:   AND THE NAME MEANS… The name, “Bahamas” is derived from the Spanish phrase, “Baha Mar” […]

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Monitoring International Laws Keeps Yacht Charter Maven On Her Toes

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Digging Deeper You would think Delivering the Superyacht Experience to boating clients would be pretty straightforward:  A client expresses interest in a yacht for a family vacation; the charter broker presents several options; and the client makes a selection. In reality, it’s not nearly so clean and to the point  – at least not for […]

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