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Yacht APOGEE features an immaculate interior design, combining exotic marble with exquisite fabrics, antiques complemented by soft lighting, inlaid granite floors, and mahogany paneling. On deck there is seemingly endless space for al fresco dining and sunbathing. Onboard luxury motor yacht APOGEE, no matter where you cruise, there is always something to do – whether it be waterskiing, fishing, scuba diving, or simply unwinding on the bridge-deck saloon with its onyx-topped bar, multiple entertainment systems, and sunset terrace.

Charter yacht APOGEE is a beautifully Italian-crafted Codecasa yacht. She offers both a Mediterranean yacht charter and a Caribbean yacht charter and her base ports are presently Monaco and St Maarten respectively. This mega yacht boasts a classically rich mahogany interior and four large luxurious decks for interior and outdoor pleasure. A superyacht by any definition, this luxury charter yacht 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.

This vessel provides spacious accommodation for a maximum of 12 charter guests in the following format: the main master stateroom is full yacht width and is well positioned on the main deck. The master has a king-sized bed, a His and Hers ensuite bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub, and walk-in closets, a settee, and adjoining study or office and a safe. There is a main deck Guest stateroom with a pullout double sofa bed and two Pullman bunks, a walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom. Two Guest staterooms can be found below deck and offer queen-sized beds, along with ensuite bathrooms with His and Hers sinks, bathtub, walk-in closets and settees. Two more Guest staterooms found below deck provide twin-sized beds each with Pullman bunks, settees, ensuite bathroom with His and Hers sinks and bathtubs. Finally, there is another guest stateroom in the skylounge. This cabin has a double-sized bed, a settee, and ensuite bathroom with shower.

Onboard amenities are plentiful and include a 12-person on-deck Jacuzzi whirlpool tub, and two Nouvurania tenders (one tender has a 300 hp outboard engine, the other features a 230 hp outboard engine). These tenders can fly across the water and are perfect for towing toys or exploring coves and inlets. Additional toys include four 3-person Kawasaki waverunners, various scuba diving equipment, waterskis, fishing gear, a fully air-conditioned gymnasium, and finally, two glass-bottomed Explorer kayaks.

After a long day of sun and watersports, it is always nice to relax in air-conditioned comfort. For internal entertainment, this luxury megayacht boasts Plasma LCD televisions throughout the vessel, along with a Satellite TV system, Bose Surround Sound Hi-Fi equipment, a ‘Wurlitzer’ jukebox, a Karaoke system, and high-speed Internet access for charter guests who need to check their daily emails.

Zero speed stabilizers keep the yacht from rocking and rolling – this is a big plus in terms of comfort, especially when at anchor on an Amalfi yacht charter or a Croatia yacht charter, where seas can sometimes be rough.

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APRIL

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The 171 foot Amels motor yacht APRIL was originally delivered to her owner in April 2010, and then displayed to the world of luxury yacht charter at the Monaco Yacht Show in September, 2010. Since that date, motor yacht APRIL has been turning heads all along the Côte d’Azur. The sixth hull to be produced as part of the Limited Editions Amels 171 line, the yacht features the unmistakable design lines of Tim Heywood’s naval architectural studios.

The main deck layout of the motor yacht APRIL is significantly different to others in the Amels 171 range. The space usually allocated for a main-deck starboard cabin has been used to create a roomy, expanded owner’s suite.

An informal and relaxing interior was achieved by the extensive use of natural materials by Italian architect Laura Sessa. Laura is known for her attention to detail, and her ability to interpret a passion for the sea through her exquisite design concepts. Each deck of the #Mediterranean yacht charter vessel highlights a different type of wood, such as maple, sycamore, and walnut. Maple is seen on the main deck, for example, with zebrano on the bridge deck, and dark wood sucupira running as throughout the whole interior to tie all areas together.

The Yacht sleeps 11 guests in luxury cabins and features a wide selection of the newest water toys and sports equipment. The vessel is also unique in terms of offering a PADI certified #SCUBA dive training school on board.

NOTE:  APRIL is temporarily unavailable for charter, but we have many other yachts available! Contact us at 305-253-7245 to plan your private luxury yacht charter vacation!

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AQUIJO

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It took two storied Dutch shipyards to collaborate and build sail yacht AQUIJO, the largest private ketch on earth.  The 83 meter yacht was jointly created by Dutch shipyards Oceanco and Vitters with each yard handling their respective fields of expertise.  This massive private yacht charter vessel accommodates up to 12 charter guests and boasts four decks in a superstructure designed to merge indoor and outdoor living areas.  Her long, clear sight lines are credited to Tripp Design Naval Architecture, with the studio of Dölker + Voges responsible for Oceanco and Vitters yacht AQUIJO interior design.

The steering system for sailing yacht AQUIJO was designed and developed by Vitters. It works by translating the hydrodynamic forces on the yacht’s rudder blades directly to the steering wheels in the flybridge.  This provides the helmsman with immediate feedback, and eases the ability to sail and change directions without disturbing charter guests.

Boarding the vessel’s main deck from the aft, visitors see an immense al-fresco dining table which can seat 20. The table can also be separated into two smaller tables that seat six at each.  A wet bar is positioned near the doors that lead into the main salon.  The main salon offers comfortable seating for 10. Forward of the salon is the private dining room with elegant seating for 20 guests.

Moving up to the Sundeck (fly bridge) there are two helm stations serving as the main control station for the crew to sail the vessel.  Guest will find comfortable sofas where they can watch the crew sail the yacht, or watch the scenery pass by.  In the aft area of the deck there is a Jacuzzi style hit tub and sun pad for lounging and sun worship.

Off the main deck is the aft deck – a large area with a selection of sofa seating and room for the crew to set up a barbeque.  An interesting conversation piece is the large skylight in the deck floor that illuminates the Beach Club below.  The aft deck extends down a small flight of wide stairs to the swimming platform. This is a popular feature commonly found on large motoryachts, but rarely found on sailing yachts as only the largest sailboats have the necessary space for a relaxation deck so close to the water’s edge.

The yacht’s beach club is truly a masterpiece, as it is believed no other sailing yacht has a full-sized Wellness center with so many amenities.  It features a teak and sculpted wooden interior by  the craftsmen at the Oceanco shipyard.   Amenities in this spa area include a hot tub, roomy sauna and steam room.  An aft door opens to allow views of the outdoors from the hot tub.

At the front of the yacht is the Foredeck, a quiet area away from the other decks.  Here guests can sit in sofas and feel the full force of the wind and listening to the waves pound against the bow.

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AQUILA

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It wasn’t long ago, Derecktor motor yacht AQUILA was one of the world’s largest yachts, ranked 63rd, and one of the 20 largest private luxury yacht charter vessels.  In fact, she is, to date, the largest private yacht built in the United States. When she was named one of the world’s largest yachts, she was named motor yacht CAKEWALK – but she has since been sold, and her new owner decided being “big” wasn’t enough – she needed to be, “spectacular.” Now, after a year-long major refit at the British refit shipyard Pendennis, the 85.6 meter motoryacht AQUILA (ex yacht Cakewalk ) is back in the Mediterranean, with plans to reposition to the Caribbean for winter charters, as well.

Much of the refit work on Derecktor yacht AQUILA centered around her interior.  The well-known designers at Redman Whiteley Dixon and Susan Young Interiors created the new design, with the team from Metrica handling the actual interior installation. About 750 square meters of social, guest, and technical areas were stripped to a near-bear state in order to redo the interior.  Work included a new cinema room added to the main deck, a reconfiguration of the master suite, and new materials and finishing surfaces throughout the yacht. The designers introduced a  selection of dark wood finishes, as well as pale leather panels with nickel trim.  The result is a blending of subtle styles throughout the interior.

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Worthy of note is the installation of a custom-made chandelier, designed by the team at Susan Young Interiors, that stretches 11.2 meters over the height of four interior decks.  The work of art features 850 individual hand-blown glass pieces and is absolutely stunning.

There were some exterior renovations as well.  The sundeck Jacuzzi was shifted to the forward part of the deck, freeing up 60 square meters that were converted into a private deck area for the master stateroom.  Technology upgrades included new radar, as well as new audio visual and IT equipment.

When all the work was complete, motoryacht AQUILA’s entire superstructure was completely repainted.

Up to a maximum of 12 guests can enjoy the remodeled cabins.  Whereas most yachts relegate guest quarters to lower decks, all guest accommodations are situated on the main deck.  There are an astounding 8 cabins available for use during charter: A master, 4 staterooms with king-sized beds, 2 staterooms with two double beds and 1 staff/supernumerary cabin with twin bunk beds.   Every stateroom is spacious and extremely comfortable, with  large windows that offer stunning views and allow natural light to pour in.

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ASTRA

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Think, “Excellence at sea” and the image of Amels yacht ASTRA might come to mind. The Limited Editions 180 Amels superyacht presents a striking Tim Heywood exterior design and sweeping, elegant interiors by award winning Laura Sessa Ramboli. Design elements, however, are only half the story, as the 55 meter Amels ASTRA will seek to define excellence by a commitment to Wellness yacht charters.

By focusing on the Superyacht Experience, the crew of Limited Editions 180 Amels yacht ASTRA can use the vessel’s onboard amenities to deliver far more than a vacation at sea. Steam, massage, and spa facilities enable charter guests an opportunity to take a voyage of mind, body and spiritual renewal and reflection.

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Physical well-being is addressed by the availability of a variety of gym equipment, including TRX and Reebok Toning banks, resistance tubes, weights, kettle bells, medicine balls, yoga mats with blocks, and jump ropes for cardiovascular workouts. For mental clarity and relaxation, a private Beach Club area features a steam room with shower and massage facilities, while the sundeck boast a large Spa Pool with therapeutic water massage hydro jets.

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Trained crewmembers are available to take guests on a journey of wellness and pampering via the “Astra Spa.” A range treatments and therapies are presented in a spa menu that includes:

Manual Lymph Drainage Massage – a gentle massage to drain excess lymph fluid from the body and improve the overall functioning of the lymphatic system.
Reflexology – a method to balance the body through stimulation of pressure points situated on the feet.
Deep Tissue Massage – designed to release tension and knots, especially after strenuous exercise.
Swedish Massage – for an overall sense of wellbeing and relaxation.
Spa Manicure and Pedicure – including therapeutic scrub, moisturizing cuticle soak and nail grooming followed by a hand, arm and leg massage.

Stylish accommodations provide the accent to the overall sense of relaxation. Five ensuite staterooms provide accommodations for up to 10 guests. iPads allow guests to control all audio/visual entertainment equipment, including TV, movies, and music on demand, access the internet, and control of the lighting and room temperature. An interesting amenity is the Yamaha Avantgrand baby grand digital piano on the bridge deck – a great focal point to gather family and friends for entertainment.

An era of Wellness yacht charter vacations is upon us, and this 55 meter yacht will lead the way for years to come. #wellness

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ATHENA

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When launched, sailing yacht ATHENA was the world’s largest private sailing yacht.  Custom-built by Royal Huisman in 2004, the three-masted schooner was designed by Pieter Beeldsnijder, both interior and exterior, with naval architecture by Dykstra, and interior design by Rebecca Bradley.  This 90 meter work of art is still one of the largest private yacht charter sailing yachts on the market.  A classic schooner for modern times, Royal Huisman sail yacht ATHENA features a cinema, library, and numerous social areas for 12 charter guests.

Lightly-stained mahogany adorns the interiors of schooner ATHENA, enriching the air of classic comfort.  To avoid a feeling of overwhelming space, Beeldsnijder divided the social areas and accommodations into “human size” proportions.  The result is a yacht that feels welcoming and exudes old world charm. Soft furnishings and fabrics are used throughout the interior, further enhancing the warmth that recalls a golden age of sailing.

The schooner’s interior layout accommodates up to 10 guests in 5 staterooms, including a master suite, 3 double cabins, and 1 twin cabin.

Amenities designed for the guests’ comfort and wellness include air conditioning and a gymnasium – and WiFi for those desiring internet and mobile capabilities.

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ATHOS

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Luxury sailing charter vessel ATHOS is massive – at 62 meters (203 feet) in length. Holland Jachtbouw yacht ATHOS was the world’s largest privately-owned schooner and the most technologically-sophisticated classic sail yacht built to date.

Designed by Andre Hoek and built by Holland Jachtbouw, sailing yacht ATHOS boasts an 11 meter beam, creating an unprecedented amount of interior volume. The interior includes an owners’ suite with private cockpit and deckhouse, plus four guest cabins, and a main deckhouse with a formal dining and lounge area. Her three boarding platforms constitute ideal landing possibilities for dinghies but also for a truly unique feature you will find only on board this unique Holland Jachtbouw vessel – her FIB (Flying Inflatable Boat) which can be flown by guests with a flying license. The rest of the watertoys are hidden in large deck lockers, and include storage for two small sailboats, scuba gear, towable toys, and fishing gear.

Similar classic style sailing yachts include sail yacht GERMANIA NOVA and sail yacht ATLANTIC.

In the winter, primary ports of call are St Thomas, Tortola, St. Martin and Antigua. Summer sees the yacht in action from St Tropez and Cannes, to the Amalfi Coast and nearby islands like Sardinia and Corsica.

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ATLANTIC

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Looking across the quay toward the deck of schooner yacht ATLANTIC, it is impossible not to remain fascinated. The beauty of this strikingly large and slender three-mast luxury yacht charter schooner is overwhelming. Sail yacht ATLANTIC boasts 56 meters of impeccably-laid teak deck interrupted only by a few lacquered teak deckhouses and skylights and by a partition caused by the characteristic slightly raised aft deck.

This vessel, mega sail yacht ATLANTIC, is an exact replica of the original, launched in 1903. After owning, restoring, rebuilding, or recreating a number of famous yachts such as Thendara, Aile Blanche, Borkumriff, Zaca a te Moana, and most recently, the Herreshoff racing schooner Eleonora, Dutch yachtsman Ed Kastelein planned his ultimate masterpiece: the recreation of the most famous 3-masted schooner.

With her length over deck of 185 feet (56 meters), she is the largest classic racing schooner ever to be recreated. Kastelein was determined for her to be the way she was when she wrote history in 1905, her original lines were honored to the finest detail and her sail plan is identical to that of her victorious 1905 Transatlantic Race which made her immortal in yachting history.

Atlantic is an absolutely amazing 3-masted schooner who charters, not as a bareboat, but with a full professional crew. You will be delighted and in awe of the power of the sails as this gorgeous yacht races through the water.

The raven black high-gloss hull reflects every ripple in the water. And looking up at the three towering masts, one senses the enormous power this yacht must have. Above all, she is again breathtakingly beautiful, turning heads wherever the wind takes her.

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AXIOMA

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One of the world’s largest yachts, the 72 meter motor yacht AXIOMA offers charter guests enormous volume. With six decks, the builders at Dunya Yachts have created a superyacht with over 30,000 square meters of space. Of particular note is the master suite on the upper deck of Dunya yacht AXIOMA – with the forward section of the deck dedicated entirely to the master suite. A private outdoor cinema and lounge area leads out to a dining terrace.

As further testament to Dunya motor yacht AXIOMA and her roominess, this vessel is one of the few in charter to offer a full beam VIP guest cabin. This VIP suite is located on the main deck, along with two, equal-sized double cabins, and two twin cabins.

Primary amenities include a bridge deck that doubles as a helipad, and a third saloon with a glazed roof that serves as a conservatory. The main deck features a beach club with an infinity swimming pool and four sets of double sized sofas. The upper and main decks have one of the spectacular features – an open gallery mezzanine.

A large wellness and beauty spa and a gymnasium are just part of the lower deck space. When the yacht’s tenders are removed, two x 15 meter teak balconies fold down and out, over the sea – nearly doubling the size of the available space.

Her interior design is provided by Alberto Pinto and is typical of his flamboyant colorful styling. His intention is to recreate the lifestyle appeal of coastal Italy and France. Thus, a Capri yacht charter or Cote d’Azure yacht charter experience on this vessel will blend the onshore lifestyle of these regions with the will privacy and mobility that only a yachting holiday can deliver.

Expect to see this yacht for hire in the Caribbean in the winter and the Mediterranean in the summer.

Superyacht Axioma is frequently seen on scene on France, Italy, Monaco, and St. Barts yacht charter – as well as at the Monaco Grand Prix, Cannes Film Festival, and MIPIM yacht charter special events.

Yachts that might be of interest in terms of similar size and capacity include Fincantieri motor yacht SERENE, Feadship motor yacht AIR, and SYCARA V.

You deserve The Superyacht Experience of AXIOMA.  Contact us today at 305-720-7245 to plan your charter for you today!

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BARAKA

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On June 9th, 2010 Proteksan-Turquoise Yachts delivered their latest superyacht, the 58.20-meter motor yacht BARAKA to her proud new owner. A sleek-looking, brand new yacht with a stunning interior to match, motor yacht BARAKA has a cruising speed of 16 knots and a range of 4,000 nautical miles at 12 knots. This combination of speed and range will assure her popularity as a premier Mediterranean yacht charter vessel for many years to come.

Stunning interior design on mega yacht BARAKA by Francesco Pazskowski creates airy, spacious living spaces with a fresh, modern feel that has great appeal. There are spacious accommodations for up to 12 guests. The striking, full-beam owner’s suite, is complete with office and private lounge forward, and opens out to a private terrace on both sides.

Of particular interest to guests with mobility issues, the superyacht has been especially designed to allow wheelchair access directly from the quay to the passerelle. Once on board wheelchairs have access to the main deck, lower deck and upper decks via an elevator.

The sun deck is fitted with a Jacuzzi and sauna, large cushions, chaise-lounges for sunbathing as well as a barbecue and bar area. Awnings can be installed for those who prefer the shade. There is also a Beach Club with a small bar, and bathroom. Other amenities include a gymnasium, steam and massage room. On extra warm days, there is a water misting system fitted to all exterior decks.

There are safes in every cabin.

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