Feature Superyacht: ‘Maltese Falcon’ Available for Charter this Winter

October 21, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

One of the most icon sailing yachts in the world, Maltese Falcon is available for charter. The 88-metre mega yacht is one of themes complex in the world, which was build by Perini Navi, also famous for their stunning Sybaris, DahlakSeahawk, and Panthalassa. The multi-award winning Maltese Falcon is popular among well-known  charterers, including celebrities and movie actors.


Maltese Falcon exterior

The interior of the mega yacht is simply unmatched. Brightly lit and light interior design and external styling is an outstanding work of Ken Freivokh Design. The most amazing attribute on board is the spiral stairway that links all the decks and wraps around the main masts, which is enhanced by natural light through the glass floors. The main saloon, aft cockpit, two studio ares and stunning dining room located on the main deck. The sunbathing area and an access to the wheelhouse are located in the focal point of the sailing yacht.

Maltese Falcon dining area

Maltese Falcon dining area


Maltese Falcon Interior

Maltese Falcon can comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests. With a total of 6 cabins, the interior layout features the VIP cabin with a Queen berth on the upper deck, and a full-beam master stateroom with a King berth with a dressing room and private gym on the lower deck. Depending on a number of guests on boar, the two VIP suites can be converted into four guest suites.


Maltese Falcon Interior

This enormous sail-driven vessel is able to develop a maximum speed of 18 knots with a range of 3,00 nautical miles and causing speed of 14 knots under great winds. Maltese Falcon features 3 self-standing and rotating masts with 15 sails, allowing her to have a outstanding sail area of 2,400 sq m. The mega yacht’s sailing capabilities also provide superior safety and manoeuvrability. Wether you dream of the blue water ocean sailing or prefer some of the world famous harbours, Maltese Falcon makes all possible.

The on board entertainment facilities include plasma TV’s in every stateroom and the largest one the 52′ plasma in the main saloon. There are plenty of recreation facilities, which include 2 laser sail boats, 2 Yamaha wave runners, scuba diving equipment, water skis, wake boards, 2 windsurfers, inflatable water toys, Yamaha Jet-Ski and 2 paddle boards.


Maltese Falcon Exterior and toys. Photo by Bill Dan

Maltese Falcon will be attending the Antigua Charter Yacht Show 2016 and will be available for charter in the Caribbean this December. She will also be attending the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda in June next year, which could be an exceptional opportunity to charter this iconic sailing yacht and visit one of the most thrilling yachting events in 2017. Maltese Falcon is available for charter at the rates starting from US$ 400,000 per week plus expenses. To find out more or make a reservation please contact our friendly team for professional service and great advice.

Sailing Yacht 'Maltese Falcon'

Year:2006 (Refit n/a)  L.O.A.:88.00m (288' 8")  Beam:12.90m (42' 3") 
Max Speed:19.6 knots  Cruise Speed:15 knots  Engines:2 X Deutz 1525 KW main en 
Cabins: Charter Guest:12  Crew:10 

There are more details about Sailing Yacht ‘Maltese Falcon’ here.

Featured Video: Galactica Super Nova Official

October 20, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Launched earlier this year, the glorious Galactica Super Nova has become a superstar in the yachting community. Having won two very significant awards, The Best Exterior Design and The Finest New Superyacht, Galactica Super Nova keeps gaining a lot of publicity.

This time, we are fascinated by the stunning video of the superyacht, created by her builder Heesen Yachts.


To find out more about Galactica Super Nova visit CharterWorld.com. Although Galactica Super Nova is not available for charter, you can learn more about luxury Heesen Yachts available for charter here or by getting in touch with your preferred broker.

GalacticaSuperNova_Guillaume Plisson

Galactica Super Nova. Photo by Guillaume Plisson

Top 5 Most Expected Yacht Projects

October 20, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva


Raptor, one of the latest luxury superyacht projects, was recently presented by H2 Yacht Design. The project has been created specifically for Yachting Partners International. To present the new project at the Monaco Yacht Show 2016 Yachting Partners International have used Oculus Rift VR googles to let visitor take a virtual tour “on board” the superyacht. The concept has received a large amount of positive reviews and has been described as an ideal combination of innovative engineering and naval architecture with a striking design.

Project Raptor by H2 Design

Project Raptor by H2 Design


Images of the Raptor project through Oculus Rift VR googles



Mangusta Gransport 54 is another project by the luxury yacht builder Overmarine, famous for they brand names Mangusta and Mangusta Oceanco. Gransport yacht project is a great addition to the Mangusta family and features superb level of comfort on board, reduced fuel consumption and stunning design. A large sundeck, prolonged aft deck and infinity spa pool of the foredeck are ones of the key features. First Mangusta Gransport 54 is expected to be delivered in 2018.


Mangusta Gransport 54



Palo Alto has become one of the most thrilling luxury superyacht projects. There is no wonder, as the superyacht design has been developed by bespoke Andrew Winch Design, and will feature 2 helipads, a large 12-metre swimming pool, pompous staircase, resort-style spa and wide spaces for storing the owner’s toys. This will be the largest yacht by Moran Yachts built in Lurssen.


Sketch of the Palo Alto Project


4. PROJECT 400

Measuring 81 metres, Project 400 will be ranked in the top largest sailing yachts in the world by the time the project is completed. This is a special order by Royal Huisman‘s client who wanted the luxury yacht builder to “build his dream”. Project 400 is an all-aluminium three-masted shooner, which is being developed  by Dykstra Naval Architects together with Mark Whiteley Design. Although the interior layout or decor have not been revealed yet, the shooner  will be able to accommodate up to 12 guests assisted by 13 crew members.


Royal Huisman 81-metre shooner



Jubilee project has received much publicity and attention, probably because of the big names in the industry being involved in the project. Igor Lobanov has been working on exterior design, while interior design is being developed by Sam Sorgiovanni. Naval architecture of the megayacht is a join work of Azure N.A. and Oceanco. The 110-metre steel and aluminium megayacht is now under construction, and, once completed, will become one of the largest and most expensive yachts even built in Holland. Jubilee will feature a stunning glass elevator and a huge swimming pool on the main deck. The delivery is scheduled for mid-2017.


Jubilee Project by Oceanco

Motor yacht Far From It available for Caribbean charter

October 19, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

Motor yacht FAR FROM IT

Motor yacht FAR FROM IT

43m/142ft luxury yacht FAR FROM IT (ex.NATITA II) is now available for charter in the Caribbean and Florida. Built by Richmond Yachts in 2008 and refitted only earlier this year, the Pavlik Design Team and Setzer Design Group have come together to work on her interior and exterior respectively and create a modern classic.

Welcoming wooden panelling creates an intimate atmosphere in the saloon, whilst the plush sofas are an excellent place to relax after a day of exploring the wonders the Caribbean British Virgin Islands or Antigua have to offer. Large glass panes spanning the length of the saloon allow for plenty of natural light during the day and offer a safe haven to watch the world pass by.

Superyacht FAR FROM IT – dining on the main deck

The formal dining area consists of a beautiful dark mahogany table that complements the silvery-white Murano glass chandelier overhead. A shimmering golden water-wall produces a relaxing ambiance and the finishing touch to any formal occasion. After dining, guests can watch a film together on the large flat-screen TV or entertain on the Grand Piano, however the large Jacuzzi on the fly-bridge is an excellent location to watch the sunset.

Luxury yacht FAR FROM IT - alfresco dining on the skydeck

Luxury yacht FAR FROM IT – alfresco dining on the skydeck

The saloon seating on the upper deck is divided so that each group has the opportunity separate and socialise in smaller circles. The bar has plenty of choice to add to the enjoyment of the evening and the generous deck area will tempt guests to dine alfresco every night, sheltered from any winds, for the whole of the charter.

Amongst her toy chest are 2 seabobs, 1 waverunner, 1 wakeboard, snorkelling equipment and a collection of tow-able toys for use with the Yamaha tender. Guests looking to keep up their land-based fitness regimen will find ample gym equipment for cardiac workouts.

Luxury yacht FAR FROM IT - Tenders and water toys

Luxury yacht FAR FROM IT – Tenders and water toys

On board, up to 12 guests are accommodated for in her 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 3 double cabins and 1 twin cabin. The crew quarters can comfortably accommodate up to 8 crew members to ensure that you have a relaxing and enjoyable experience throughout your cruise.

Superyacht FAR FROM IT -    Master suite

Superyacht FAR FROM IT – Master suite

Capable of a cruising speed of 12 knots and a maximum speed of 16 knots, luxury yacht FAR FROM IT will take guests from island to island with ease.

Motor yacht FAR FROM IT is available for charter throughout winter in the Caribbean and Florida from €145,000 per week plus expenses. For queries and more information regarding availability, contact CharterWorld today.

7 Reasons to Drop Everything Now and Visit St Martin on a Luxury Charter Yacht

October 19, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

St. Martin is a truly unique island in the heart of the Caribbean. Along with being one of the most popular luxury travel destinations, St Martin offers amazing sailing conditions for your next luxury yacht charter. Stunning emerald hills,  powder white beaches, breathtaking views of the coastline attract the high society every winter season. A yacht charter in St Martin is a great mix of island hopping and open blue water cruising. If your dream this chilly time of the year is to get out and explore the local culture, try scuba diving, go dancing and partying or simply to relax and be pampered on beautiful beaches, then you have to drop everything right now and start packing your luggage to visit this island. If this still does not convince you, here are the 7 reasons why you have to get in touch with your broker to secure a luxury yacht charter in St Martin.

1. First, get your tan.

With 37 incredible beaches to choose from, there is a guarantee that you will find your perfect spot. The climate of the area is tropical with year-round sunshine, and some warm and moist trade winds. Apart from getting your tan, there is another reason to visit the famous beaches of St Martin. Maho Beach, is a popular location among plane spotter and is one of a few places in the world where an aircraft can be seen so closely.


Manu Beach, St Martin. Photo by Sonny Maden

2. It is a unique island

The uniqueness of St Martins can be attributed to the fact that it is the smallest island in the world that belongs to two countries – France and the Netherlands, hence, the spelling St. Martin or Sint Maarten. With 34 sq mi of the total territory, there is no official boarder between the two nations.

3. A mix of cosmopolitan Mediterranean flair and Caribbean hospitality

The Caribbean Islands are famous for outstanding hospitality, gastronomic delights, the best rum in the world and jamborees. This, combined with European mentality and luxury services makes it a perfect place for a jet set lifestyle. A large number of luxury hotels, restaurants, boutiques and bars, stretched across the coastline, provide top class experience.


The French Capital of St Martin. Photo by Rick Duhrkopf

4. You are into active lifestyle

If you count your steps or calories each day, or have just got a new personal trainer and trained really hard for you vacation, or just lead an active lifestyle in general, you can still do all of that on you luxury superyacht charter in St Martin. Wether you prefer to disembark on a white-sand beach for some activities onshore, or cruise around to a perfect spot for snorkelling and water sports, or prefer to complete your daily workout on board the yacht, there are plenty of options to choose from.

5. When tranquility if the key

If you are sailing to the Caribbean a bit of time on the beach is obligatory. If you are keen for some luxurious lazing around then tranquil waters and light breeze on the beaches of St Martin is for you.

Tranquility. St Martin

Tranquility. St Martin

6.  Anguilla, St Barth, St Kitts, Antigua and Barbuda are only a few miles away

A perfect superyacht charter itinerary in the Caribbean would, indeed, include the bespoke islands in the yachting industry. Although the islands are located so close to each other, they are all completely different. Shoal Bay is a great place for hanging out in the neighbouring island of Anguilla. If you want to add some sumptuousness to your itinerary then St Barth, one of the most favourite places of the elite, movie stars and celebrities, is you perfect destination.

St Martin. Photo by AncasterZ

St Martin. Photo by AncasterZ

7. Perfect sailing conditions

CharterWorld offers a great selection of luxury sailing yachts available for charter in St Martin, as the sailing conditions are just perfect. St Martin and Leeward Islands are cooled by trade winds so the climate is comfortable all year around. The winds are north-east to south-east and range from 17 to 23 mph from November to May.

For more information on destinations and on how to secure your luxury yacht charter in the Caribbean contact a CharterWorld broker today. You can view a selection of outstanding Caribbean charter yachts here.

OCEANIC 76: an outstanding new entry-level model of the Fast Expedition Vessels

October 18, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The new entry-level model of the Fast expedition vessels Oceanic 76 has been recently introduced by Canados. With the fast growing demand for the Oceanic range, their pervious concepts Oceanic 95′, 120′ and 140′ have had great success. This time the new addition to the fleet has attracted much attention and positive reviews upon its official presentation at the 2016 Cannes Yachting Festival.


The success of Oceanic 76 can be attributed to a number of great features of the whole project. To being with, hull #1 was sold in March 2016, which was before the official project was presented. Secondly, she has been built from scratch in 5 months and delivered with 1 day delay on the contractual date.



The owner and his wife who attended the official launch of their luxury yacht mentioned: “When we signed the contract, we were convinced that the boat could not be finished at the promised date, but the Oceanic 76’ GT was really the most desirable boat to us. Today, I can say that we both can’t believe what we see. The respect of the delivery time, the incredible quality in the smallest details is beyond expectations! We are, today, very proud to be part of the Canados family. The boat you’ve build for us is is truly a super-yacht in a small boat package. We previously had 5 boats build in Italy and let me say it, Canados represents the epitome of Italian Excellence. Thank you so much!!!!”


Thirdly, it is worth to mention that alike Oceanic 76’s sisters Oceanic 95′ and 120′, the luxury yachts features a unique “Displaning” stepped hull that allows running the vessels at low speed in total comfort with reduced fuel consumption. Equipped with twin Caterpillar C18 Asert engine, Oceanic 76 is able to develop 1,150 horsepower, reaching the speed demo 16 to 20 knots with a maximum of 25 knots. Being in line wiht the rest of the Oceanic range, the luxury Oceanic 76 is easy to maintain, very simple to handle and represents superior marine capacities and stability.


Oceanic 76 will be available in 3 or 4 cabin version and 2 different main deck versions. There will be option of having a fully enclosed galley to the front or an open American styled galley aft. Continuous glass panels provide spectacular view on the main deck. The lower deck cabins are brightly lit wih the natural light, thanks to Canados’s signature recessed horizontal portholes.

The foredeck is equipped with a dinette and access to the crew cabin for two. The tender garage stores a 3.20 metre tender, with the standard hydraulic swimming platform allows to carry a three – seat PWC or a 4-meter tender.canados-oceanic-76-184

Photos courtesy of Canados Yachts

You can view our selection of Canadon yachts for charter here, however if you are interested in chartering a Canados superyacht this Winter or in Summer 2017, don’t hesitate to contact our charter team for the full list of vessels available.

The Navigare Yacht Show in Italy October 22nd – 30th

October 18, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Italy, the country known for its bespoke luxury brands, most iconic fashion designers, outstanding shipbuilding names and its popularity with luxury yacht charters, is hosting the Navigare Yacht Show from October 22nd to 30th with a free entrance for the public. The 28th edition will be held in Naples at the Circolo Posillipo and is organised by he ANRC – the Regional Nautical Association of the Campania Region. The Navigare Yacht Show is a small boutique show but now becoming more and more popular with the industry professionals looking at luxury tenders and “made in Italy” artisans for interiors, particularly for those starting refit and repair this winter in Western Italy.

The Navigare Yacht Show, Naples. Previous year’s edition

With over 100 vessels on display and 50 exhibitors, including many historic nautical suppliers and artisans from the region, whose expertise ranges from the mechanical to design, the show will also highlight some of the builders of the luxury tenders.

“The Navigare show is an important date on our local calendar to promote local expertise and prominence in the nautical sector. New and innovative tenders, most recently showcased also in Genoa and Cannes, will be in the water and available for visit,” said Gennaro Amato, President of the ANRC. “We are also pleased to provide a forum where our prominent local nautical businesses can meet one another, identify new synergies with other leading artisans in the area, and identify potential strategic partnerships to develop.”


The Navigare Yacht Show, Naples. Previous year’s edition


The Navigare Yacht Show, Naples. Previous year’s edition

Navigare, the largest nautical show in the heart of Naples, is becoming an increasingly important point of reference for the superyacht industry. Some of the new tender models will be showcased during the show, including  Lobster 35 from Gagliotta, Italiamarine’s tenders, as well as the fleet of tenders from MV Marine, which were named best in show earlier this month at the Salone di Genoa Yacht Show. The historic local designer Giuseppe Castagnola, known for their exceptional interior and exterior designs, as well as the shipyard Salpa, leaders innovation for refits and repairs along with many other accessories and suppliers for the nautical industry will also attend the show this October.

To stay updated with the latest news in the luxury yachting industry or to charter a luxury yacht please contact our team at CharterWorld.

WATCH: S/Y A has sailed for the first time

October 17, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The new photos of the largest Sailing Yacht A have created a buzz in the yachting industry. The bespoke 142.81-metre Sailing Yacht A has sailed for the first time in its first official sailing test with one of her sails hoisted. This was her second sailing trial in Germany and she is currently in build in the Nobiskrug yard.


Sailing yacht A: second sailing trial

The second sailing trial is aimed to test the masts of the sailing yacht before it becomes the latest addition to the industrialist billionaire and owner of the Megayacht A Andrey Melnichenko’s fleet.

Here is a video of the Sailing Yacht A‘s latest sailing trial:

Learn more about the highly innovative three-mast sail-assisted motor yacht A and the Mega motor yacht A superbly designed by Philippe Starck here.

SD112 KATHLEEN by the “Atelier” of the yachting industry

October 17, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Sanlorenzo, the shipyard best known for collaborating with the finest contemporary interior design brands to create stylish and exceptional yachts, has presented its SD112 Kathleen. This time, Sanlorezo’s partner is a debutant in the yacht building industry – Citterio Veil studio.


SD112 Kathleen exterior


SD112 Katheleen Interior

SD112 Kathleen reconfirms the shipyard’s concept of setting new rules for style and design. Her elegance and time honoured style are ones of the many outstanding features. The Sanlorenzo SD line illustrates living in the sea concept, consolidating the unbreakable link between home and yacht. Measuring 110.40ft /33.65m the SD112 is a stand-out project in the SD line, due to her curvy hull that reveals her striking beauty.


SD112 Kathleen interior

The living area has been redesigned with more optimised spaces and elegant details to complement lifestyle comfort.  The owner’s precise requirements have been met in all stunning details and warm colours of the interior designed by Citterio Veil studio. The interior layout comprises of a master suite, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins, comfortably accommodating up to 10 guests assisted by 5 crew members.

SD112 Kathleen interior

SD112 Kathleen interior

The Citterio style and Sanlorenzo’s shared vision on innovation and constant development has brought to life the exceptional SD112m Kathleen, which has been recently delivered to her owners.

Citterio’s next project in collaboration with the iconic Italian Shipyard will be a 42-metre Explorer 460, commissioned by a Swiss owner. Meanwhile, CharterWorld offers a great selection of luxury charter yachts by Sanlorenzo available now. For more information please contact our team at CharterWorld.

The International SeaKeepers Society Founders’ 2016 to be held on 3rd November

October 14, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The 2016 Founders’ dinner organized by The International SeaKeepers Society will be held on the 3rd November at a Private Residence in Fort Lauderdale in Florida this year. This dynamic event brings attention to the work of SeaKeepers in collaboration with the yachting community.


Every year, a group of dedicated yacht owners and their captains work together on programs regarding conservations, education, and research. The event will see expedition highlights being shared and DISCOVERY Yacht Members will be recognized.


Alegria, Amevi, Asean Lady, BG3, Defiance, E Cruz, Evviva, Final Final, Forget About It, Fugitive, Insetta 45, Julia, Lady Jo, Lady Kathryn V, Meduse, Morning Glory, MV Explorer, Mystique, Niyama, Noble House, Novurania, Octopus, P2, Penny Mae, Qing,
Reel Buzz, Shredder, Silver Cloud, Timely Sale, Valkyrie, Vigilante

The International SeaKeepers Society
will host Founders’ 2016

2016 Program Highlights and Recognition of
SeaKeepers DISCOVERY Yachts

Andrew M. Heller & Tanya Lynn Sabel

Claudia Potamkin & Sandra Yawn

Thursday, November 3rd
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Private Residence, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Gill@seakeepers.org | 305.448.7089

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