Lagoon 440 Catamaran - Sicily, Italy crewed yacht charter vacation
Yacht Charter Description
This Sicily, Italy based Lagoon 440 catamaran crewed charter boat is perfect for a superb fully catered charter vacation. The brand new Lagoon 440 is another Jeanneau success storys. With the 440 the focus is on seating ergonomics, space, spread of storage compartments, ease of maneuverability and interior comfort. In the design of the 440, they have succeeded beyond doubt. The helm station is surrounded by all the sail control lines, reefing included, so that one person can easily handle all the maneuvers.
You will discover on your crewed yacht charter that the nature and history have combined to give Sicily its most striking feature: impressive monuments of the past set against backgrounds of astonishing natural beauty. Climb the hill to the 3rd century BC Greek amphitheater at Taormina and experience a setting where nature enhances art: on one side stretches the dramatic, jagged coastline of the azure blue Ionian Sea, on the other, snow capped Mt. Etna. The 12th century cathedral at Monreale, a masterpiece of Norman architecture famous for its dazzling mosaics, commands unsurpassed views down the Conca d’Oro Valley, with Palermo and its bay visible in the distance.
With its location in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily became a bridge between the civilizations of the East and West. Peoples from the southern Mediterranean, including the Phoenicians, were the earliest settlers, but the island’s growth, prosperity and cultural development began with Greek colonization in the 8th century BC. The powerful city-states of Syracuse, Catania, Selinute and Agrigento competed with each other to construct the most spectacular temples. The hauntingly beautiful Valley of the Temples, built parallel to the sea at Agrigento, are some of the best preserved outside of Greece. The Romans arrived in the 2nd century BC, followed by the Arabs, Normans, French, Spanish and finally the Bourbons. Churches, temples, gardens, palaces and theaters from these civilizations are scattered throughout the island. However, it was during the Arab domination in the 9th and 10th centuries when Sicily’s influence in trade and culture expanded, while the Norman occupation in the 11th and 12th centuries was a major artistic influence, leaving behind exquisite churches and palaces of Arab-Byzantine style.
Sicily has a remarkably varied landscape, with a mountainous interior, hills and plateaus, and a wildly beautiful coastline of rocky promontories, sheer cliffs, fine sand beaches, tiny coves and clear waters. Off shore are groups of smaller islands, some of volcanic origin; Stromboli, off the northern coast, has an active volcano. Breathtaking vistas abound: the semi-tropical landscape of lemon groves and pine forests; miles of sparkling sea shore dotted by small fishing villages; and towering mountains framed by a brilliant blue sky. With its mild climate and volcanic enriched soil, Sicily is an important agricultural center, growing vegetables and citrus fruit, including the famous blood oranges, and producing olive oil and wine. Luxuriant gardens with exotic plants grace the major cities, including Palermo, the capital.
Yacht Charter Accommodation
The Lagoon 440 has four double cabins and four heads with hot and cold shower. The cabins are spread evenly forward and aft in each hull. The spacious and beautifully furnished salon can also fold down to accommodate two more. To enjoy the luxury and privacy or the Lagoon 440, we ideally recommend 8 people or less. In fact this yacht is perfect for 2 couples as each couple can enjoy complete privacy and comfort in their own hull. The crews cabins are separate and positioned at the bow of each hull.
Yacht Charter Specifications
|Type/Year:||Sicily, Italy crewed yacht charter vacation/2005
||Beam:||25 ft 3"
|L.O.A.:||44 ft 8"
||Max Speed:||9 knots
||Engines:||2 x 40 HP
|Cruise Speed:||6-8 knots
||More Yacht Info:||Sicily Yacht Charter Info
|Charter Locations:||Sicily, Italy, Amalfi Coast, Aeolian Islands
Charter Amenities and Extras
The Lagoon 440 has wheel steering, an electric anchor winch, autopilot, GPS, transom shower with ladder and a tender with outboard motor. There is an ondeck shower,BBQ,AM/FM radio & CD player, fully equipped galley with LPG stove & oven, fridge/freezer, pre-charter cruising guides, full boat and chart briefing.
- Air Conditioning in the dining room and separate in each cabin
- Fresh Watermaker (unlimited supply allowance)
- Fuel power Generator
- BOSE Sound System Home Theater
- Flat 26’’ LCD TV
- Notebook with UMTS/GPRS Internet Access (traffic not included)
- Digital Photo Center
- Over 100 DVDs for adults and children
Each Guest Cabin
- Flat 17’’ LCD TV
- DVD/MP3/CD Player
5 Star Hotel & Restaurant Service
- High Quality Bed Linens (2 changes per week)
- High Quality Towel set (3 changes per week)
- Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner): Sicilian Specialties
- Open Bar (Water&Soft Drinks)
- Fine Wines&Spirits available upon request (not included in the price)
- Water Ski with 30hp Outboard
- Scubadiving (upon request)
- Wind/kite surf
- Big Game Fishing
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