Expedition Yachts Luxury Yacht & Superyacht News

Damen announces sale of second SeaXplorer expedition yacht

August 16, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

After the first SeaXplorer yacht was commissioned in 2016, Damen has announced the sale of a second SeaXplorer, due for delivery in 2020.

Damen Yachts sells second SeaXplorer expedition yacht

Damen Yachts sells second SeaXplorer expedition yacht

Lauded as ‘the world’s first private expedition yacht built to comply with demanding new environmental and safety rules for polar journeys’, the SeaXplorer range is designed to meet the new mandatory Polar Code that came into effect in 2017 and can cruise in polar and tropical waters.

Working in conjunction with Amels to a design by Azure Yacht Design & Naval Architecture, the SeaXplorer 75 has an aft deck capable of holding two helicopters and a hangar below deck for storage and on board refuelling.

Among her water toys will be jet skis and Scuba diving gear held in the dedicated dive centre, ideally situated beside the swim platform.

The Polar Class SeaXplorer is also designed with:

  • a submersible hangar
  • a wellness centre
  • a sundeck Jacuzzi
  • a high bridge for extended visibility
  • heavy ice hull reinforcement up to Polar Class 6
  • a propulsion train with Ice Class reinforcement
  • a zero discharge waste management system

The interior will be customised to the owner’s requirements and the accommodation will provide for up to 12 guests, 25 crew and support staff.

Commercial Director Rose Damen commented on the second commission: “[The owners] will be skiing and snowboarding on pristine slopes like Kamchatka and submersible diving and sports fishing in Papua New Guinea and the Galápagos Islands. They will be in places with no supporting infrastructure, no roads and no heliports within range. So we designed the SeaXplorer 75 to carry out such complex operations with the highest level of safety, redundancy and autonomy.”

The first SeaXplorer yacht is due for launch and delivery in 2019.

Charter explorer yacht RH3 in the Mediterranean

August 09, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Head off to the Mediterranean on a late summer luxury charter with 57m/120ft expedition yacht RH3 (ex.PRIVATE LIVES).

Superyacht RH3 - Built by RMK Marine

Superyacht RH3 – Built by RMK Marine

Built by RMK Marine in 2003 and last refitted in 2016, her as-new living spaces offer guests timeless architecture with all the conveniences of cutting edge technology.

Luxury yacht RH3 - Main salon

Luxury yacht RH3 – Main salon

The main salon is a fresh and bright environment using brushed oak and monochrome furnishings for an elegant contemporary environment. Relax in the comfortable surroundings and prepare for the day ahead, or head out onto the main deck aft for morning coffee together in the fresh air of the Italian Riviera.

Guests have plenty of choice for places to dine, with the main deck offering an indoor formal dining area, a large table on the main deck aft and a more informal setting on the upper deck aft.

Motor yacht RH3 - View of the upper deck aft

Motor yacht RH3 – View of the upper deck aft

With accommodation placed on the upper deck, guests can easily access the aft sunpads for sunbathing first thing when guests wake up.

While the swim platform and bow have room for sunbathing, the bridge deck has sweeping views for you to marvel at cities such as Naples sparkling at night.

A PADI Certified Dive Centre, guests can earn their PADI Diving Licence while exploring the waters of the South of France or the Amalfi Coast. As well as Scuba diving equipment, the other water toys include:

  • 4 x Seabobs
  • 3 x paddleboards
  • 2 x kayaks
  • wakeboards
  • water skis
  • snorkelling equipment, and
  • inflatable and towable toys

While in transit, the on board gym will provide guests with a place to let off steam until they arrive at the next fabulous beach destination.

Luxury yacht RH3 - Master suite

Luxury yacht RH3 – Master suite

The accommodation sleeps up to 10 guests over 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 3 double cabins and 1 twin cabin. A professional crew of 9 will ensure that everyone on board has excellent service while on holiday in the world’s most popular charter grounds.

Motor yacht RH3 is ready for charter in the Mediterranean from €140,000 per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more information and to reserve your preferred dates.

CCN YACHTS’ 68m Explorer Yacht DAYS Proceeding to Schedule

July 21, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

CCN YACHTS has released an update on the current progress of 68m/223ft expedition yacht DAYS: The steel and aluminium hull has been completed, along with all tank connection lines and 30% of the plumbing. Outfitting of all hot works is also done, and grid blasting and primer painting are proceeding as planned.

Explorer yacht DAYS under construction at the AES Yachts shipyard

Explorer yacht DAYS under construction at the AES Yachts shipyard

The first in the CCN ICE YACHTS range, M/Y DAYS is being built in collaboration with AES Yachts of Turkey. Another Turkish company, Endaze Marine Engineering, will design her naval architecture, while Italian designers Hot Lab will create her exterior and interior design, making a bespoke interior for the private client.

Across, 2 1/2 decks, the average headroom will be 2.7m and with a beam of 13m, the internal volumes will be greater than 1,800 GRT.

“These volumes are one of the biggest strengths of M/Y DAYS”, Antonio Romano of HOT LAB commented. “Interior headroom on the main and upper decks reaches 2.7 meters. Full height windows emphasise spaces and create a direct rapport to the exterior environment.”

The minimalist interiors will use pale wood and texture to create a warm and welcoming environment on trend with current design aesthetic. Designed with volume and function in mind, M/Y DAYS has plenty of other features on board:

  • The tender garage will have enough space to hold a 9m custom tender and an 8m custom tender, while also leaving enough room for an expansive beach club.
  • The foredeck has been designed with a helipad.
  • The superyacht will be used for both leisure and business and to ensure the owner’s privacy the skylounge and conference room can be privately accessed.
Luxury yacht DAYS is the first hull in the Ice Yachts range

Luxury yacht DAYS is the first hull in the Ice Yachts range

Sleeping 12 people, the entirety of the upper deck will be dedicated to the owner, while the guest area is located on the main deck and consists of 3 VIP staterooms that will have access to a gym and a massage room. The crew area is located on the lower deck and is designed to accommodate up to 18 staff.

Delivery of explorer yacht DAYS, the first in the Ice Yacht range from CCN YACHTS, is expected within the last quarter of 2018.

Construction progresses on light ice class superyacht K40 ‘Kanga’

July 19, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Construction on the 41m/135ft series-K flagship from Cerri Cantieri Navali is continuing to schedule, and as of July 2017 the hull has been sanded in preparation for the finish to be applied.

K40 expedition yacht KANGA preparing for finish

K40 expedition yacht KANGA preparing for finish

Commissioned in October 2015 for an American owner, expedition yacht K40 KANGA will be cruising in the polar oceans and the finish has been specially formulated to meet the requirements of such environments.

In a break from conventional expedition yacht finishes, the K40 will have a layered finish totalling only 4mm, whereas most expedition yacht finishes are 10mm-20mm. The result is a smoother appearance without the finish defects usually associated with steel plate construction.

Expedition yacht K40 KANGA under construction at the CCN yard

Expedition yacht K40 KANGA under construction at the CCN yard

The majority of the construction and engineering has been completed: The underlying deck grill is done and tubing is in the advanced stages. The main electrics panel will be installed shortly as most of the work has been completed, and work fitting the interiors has entered the initial stages.

The first of two projects currently underway at the Cerri Cantieri Navali yard, the four-deck K40 has a length overall of almost 41 meters, with a maximum beam of 9.4 meters. Extremely reliable, easy to run and maintain, a steel hull reinforced in accordance with the Light Ice Class and an aluminum superstructure, all under 500 GT.

The first of two projects in construction at the yard, K40 is designed with 4 decks and a beam of 9.4m/31ft. To meet Light Ice Class specifications the steel hull has been reinforced and an aluminium superstructure places the expedition yacht under 500GT. Simple to run and maintain, the K40 will be a reliable expedition yacht cruising the polar oceans.

Cantiere Delle Marche deliver 102’ Explorer Yacht GALEGO

July 03, 2017

Written by Eva Belanyiova

One more exciting news from Italy today, as Cantiere Delle Marche announce the delivery of the Explorer Yacht Darwin Class 102’ GALEGO, which will be officially presented at the upcoming Cannes Yachting Festival.

GALEGO yacht running

GALEGO yacht running

GALEGO Running aerial shoot

GALEGO Running aerial shoot

GALEGO is the latest explorer yacht constructed in steel and aluminium by the CDM shipyard, measuring 31 metres (102 feet) and has a GRT of 244. Boasting naval architecture by Hydro Tec, she represents the third vessel in the 102-foot Explorer series, following in the footsteps of ACALA and BABBO. The recent delivery underlines the success of these series, which was launched only six years ago.

GALEGO main saloon view from dining

GALEGO main saloon view from dining

The yacht will now cruise the Adriatic coast, exploring various destinations, culminating in Greece and Turkey, accommodating her owner and his large family, before crossing the Atlantic Ocean following the Cannes yacht show.

GALEGO main saloon details

GALEGO main saloon details

GALEO features some notable customisation including those in her design as well as in the functionality. One of the features is the extended height now measuring 2.18 metres, which included the extortion of the height of all doors and windows. The technical aspects of the yacht, however, have been left unchanged and include a 12mm steel hull cupronickel piping, independent rudders, automatic generator parallel (3 generators), electric fins stabilizers, as well as wastewater treatment systems for black, gray, and bilge waters that have been adapted from the world of work ships and designed to be used 24/365.

GALEGO accommodation owner suite

GALEGO accommodation owner suite

GALEGO owner stateroom

GALEGO owner stateroom

The layout of the garage has been customised to accommodate a great range of water toys, tenders as well as a diving centre.

GALEGO owner suite cabin and bathroom view

GALEGO owner suite cabin and bathroom view

GALEGO twin cabin

GALEGO twin cabin

The sun deck boasts a spacious lounge area with a large sofa and up/down tables, a fully-equipped bar and a comprehensive open-air gymnasium with a pool.

The interior designed by Arch. Pierluigi Floris is inviting and warm, featuring walkout wood tones combined with Poltrona Frau leathers, that cover 90% of the walls around the yacht. Classical style with modern touches is the main theme aboard, with such particularities as free standing furniture pieces by Minotti and Baxter.

GALEGO garage

GALEGO garage

The galley is also very spacious and light, with white furniture and stainless steel appliances, that include a blast chiller freezer, a water dispenser and a double wash area.

GALEGO engine room

GALEGO engine room

The wheelhouse of GALEO has been created with a full-leather customised cockpit.

Accommodation is spread over four guest cabins: one master, one VIP and two guests, while three additional cabins are for the crew and one more of the Captain, which is located next to the cockpit. The design of the accommodation beautifully merges Hermes wallpaper, handcrafted leather, refined fabrics and stunning art pieces.

Charter in Northern Europe with the bygone charm of M/Y TOGO

May 08, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

31m/102ft motor yacht TOGO is ready for charter in Northern Europe, cruising to destinations such as Norway, Denmark and Sweden.

Expedition yacht TOGO - Built in 1965 by Richard Dunston

Expedition yacht TOGO – Built in 1965 by Richard Dunston

Built in 1965 by Richard Dunston UK, she operated as a fishing trawler until 1997 and then underwent an extensive refit in 2002 and 2012. Although she is based in Holland, she is able to travel the full breadth of Northern Europe, from Greenland and its Aurora Borealis to the astonishing sights of St Petersburg, Russia.

Motor yacht TOGO - Formal dining area

Motor yacht TOGO – Formal dining area

Retaining much of her original charm in her fixtures and fittings, luxury yacht TOGO provides guests with warm and atmospheric living spaces with 1960s charm: In the dining area, white painted wooden panelling contrasts against varnished wood displaying its deep natural colour and monochrome photographs and old technology decorates the walls.

Luxury yacht TOGO - Salon

Luxury yacht TOGO – Salon

The salon is furnished with overstuffed leather chairs that sit adjacent to each other beside the large square windows that flood the room with natural light. The rounded table at the back of the salon is ideal for group gatherings for games and close conversation.

Motor yacht TOGO - The modernised guest en-suite

Motor yacht TOGO – The modernised guest en-suite

The cabins have a more modern appearance due to the addition of greenery and the contemporary artwork. The guest en-suite combines rustic character with modern amenities to ensure that guests have the height of comfort and convenience throughout the charter.

To the aft of the bridge deck, guests can gather and view the spectacular fjords or icebergs of Northern Europe up close. Superyacht TOGO comes with 2 tenders for accessing the secluded sandy beaches of Northern Europe.

Expedition yacht TOGO - Double Cabin

Expedition yacht TOGO – Double Cabin

The accommodation layout is designed for up to 10 guests over 5 cabins: 1 double cabins and 4 twin cabins. A professional crew of 5 will provide everything you and your guests require for a comfortable and novel adventure in European waters.

Expedition yacht TOGO is available in Northern Europe this summer from €24,500-€27,500 per week plus expenses. For more information and to make a booking, contact CharterWorld now.

Innovative Explorer Yacht ‘ROCK’ Under Construction in Turkey

April 24, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Another superyacht explorer yacht is currently under construction in Turkey. The reputable shipbuilder Vripack revealed details about the new explorer superyacht that is currently under construction at Evadne Yachts. “Rock” is the name of the new 24-metre vessel, which has a number of outstanding features.

Vripack & Evadne Motor yacht Rock - exterior

Vripack & Evadne Motor yacht Rock – exterior

The concept was described as an SUV yacht, which was created by Robin de Vries of Vripack. Rock boats Mastervolt Lithium-ion batteries, able to run air conditioning and stabilisers system for long hours, which makes her an incredible “green” yacht. Designed with a fast-displacement hull, motor yacht Rock will be able to reach a top speed of 16 knots, as she is powered by two CAT C12 engines at 1000ph. She can comfortably cruise at the speed of 12 knots with a Transatlantic range of 3000 nm.

Vripack & Evadne Motor yacht Rock - interior render

Vripack & Evadne Motor yacht Rock – interior render

Vripack & Evadne Motor yacht Rock - skylounge

Vripack & Evadne Motor yacht Rock – skylounge

With an overall length of 24 metres, this boat has 170 sqm interior space and 140 sqm exterior living. What is more, her interior layout will resemble a contemporary loft rather than a traditional style of yachts. Maple wood, soft fabrics, and other stunning design elements will be used in the creation of the interior styling. A total of 8 guests is accommodated aboard explorer yacht Rock.

Vripack & Evadne Motor yacht Rock - exterior render

Vripack & Evadne Motor yacht Rock – exterior render

Rock’s owner, Ali Sayakci commented on the superyacht project: “Last few decades mega yachts went into an adolescent race of length. While providing more space and comfort at the same time they probably are alienating the passengers from a connection to the sea and nature. For me, Vripack managed to pack a super yacht comfort and floor space in a moderate size while achieving an impressive speed.”

Rock will be ready for a launch in 2018.

Special offer: Reduced price for Greenland charters gap with M/Y Legend

April 13, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

From the 1st – 8th of June, explorer yacht LEGEND (ex.GIANT) is offering charter groups the chance to discover the beauty of Greenland at a greatly reduced rate: €475,00 per week plus expenses instead of her usual charter price of €560,000.

Superyacht LEGEND (ex.GIANT). Photo credit: Diana Yacht Design

Superyacht LEGEND (ex.GIANT). Photo credit: Diana Yacht Design

Built by Icon Yachts, her opulent classic interiors will make guests feel pampered whether celebrating a special occasion or just sightseeing in the spectacular contrasts of the far north.

On board, guests will find a Balinese spa, a swimming pool, gym, cinema and a helipad for transit to and from land-based destinations, other superyachts and for sightseeing from a bird’s eye view.

Superyacht LEGEND has an impressive range of water toys not available on the majority of luxury yachts, including a 3-person submarine and snow scooters.

Capable of sleeping up to 26 guests over 13 cabins, she has more than double the accommodation capacity of most yachts of her size.

Greenland, Nuuk. Photo credit: David Stanley

Greenland, Nuuk. Photo credit: David Stanley

Find out more and read the full article on explorer yacht LEGEND, or contact CharterWorld to reserve your dates now.

20 of the Best America’s Cup Luxury Yachts for Charter

April 07, 2017

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The 35th America’s Cup is almost around the corner and in no time we will be holding our breaths following the most important and one of the most exhilarating of sailing events on this year’s calendar. Those of you that want nothing less than the top service, top view and the top accommodation over this period, we have chosen no less than 20 of the best charter yachts that are available for the event. This year’s race will take place from 26th May through to 27th June 2017 in the beautiful setting of Bermuda, off the East Coast of North America, giving you the opportunity to not only follow the action on the water but also discover Bermuda’s pink-sand beaches and relaxed atmosphere. This is only a selection of the vessels and there might be others that could suit your requirements better, so don’t hesitate too much and contact our brokers for additional information and advice, as well as the full list of yachts that correspond to your budget and style.

EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND - Photo credit RALI New Zealand

EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND – Photo credit RALI New Zealand

“Yachting enthusiasts from around the world will turn their attention to the Great Sound, where the best sailors on the fastest boats will race to achieve the oldest trophy in international sport.” America’s Cup 2017

Spanish Point Bermuda - Photo credit Bermuda Tourism Authority

Spanish Point Bermuda – Photo credit Bermuda Tourism Authority

THE YACHTS

MARIE

Yet another perfect and sophisticated yacht to view the race in style, envied by the rest of the spectators. Marie was designed by Andre Hoek and constructed by Vitters. The 2010-launched vessel can sleep four guests in two twin cabins, two guests in the VIP suite and two in the elegant master suite. The master stateroom also boasts a private deckhouse and cockpit.

Sailing Ketch Marie - Image credit Tom Nitsch Image

Sailing Ketch Marie – Image credit Tom Nitsch Image

Interiors are modern, with styling and decoration by David Easton. Anigre-crafted panels and traditional art pieces are the main features, adding to her warm and homely ambience. There is a lovely outdoor seating and dining area to accommodate all guests either for a nice meal or to socialise and relax. Marie also has an impressive sail area, well-balanced with the hull in order to be easily steered manually in all wind conditions.

The cockpit offers a fabulous possibility for outdoor dining and relaxation aboard SY MARIE

The cockpit offers a fabulous possibility for outdoor dining and relaxation aboard SY MARIE

H

The exquisite luxury yacht H is a fantastic 42.6m vessel that can accommodate up to ten people in five cabins. This yacht was delivered by Benetti in 2015 and usually cruises around Bermuda during the summer months. With her very modern and artistic interior, H has a stunning cocktail bar found near the glass dining table in the open plan main saloon. There’s also a cinema screen and lots of seating for guests to relax on.

Luxury yacht H cruising - Photo courtesy of Benetti

Luxury yacht H cruising – Photo courtesy of Benetti

Talk about the race with fellow passengers at a shaded dining table on the deck while enjoying a tasty meal. Chill out in the lounge bar that also has comfortable seats and a TV to watch highlights of this ever-popular yacht race. The deck is also spacious enough to feature a Jacuzzi, a beach club with sun loungers and many sun pads.

Great Beach Club on motor yacht H - Photo courtesy of Benetti

Great Beach Club on motor yacht H – Photo courtesy of Benetti

SYCARA V

Charter the Sycara V for an out of this world experience. The 68.15m superyacht has a dark blue hull and sleeps up to 12 in six cabins. Delivered in 2010 by Nobiskrug this yacht has plenty of water toys, a Jacuzzi, sun pads and a cocktail bar. How about a workout session in the well-equipped gym? Then afterwards have a relaxing massage or an hour, if you can stand it, in the steam room.

SYCARA V from above - photo credit Nobiskrug shipyard

SYCARA V from above – photo credit Nobiskrug shipyard

There’s also a TV lounge and a home office if you need to keep in touch with colleagues back at the office. The stunning beach club has an elegant reception area where you can dry off after a swim. Dine at one of the four al fresco dining spots to enjoy a delicious meal while waiting for the sun to set. With a weekly charter rate of 585,000 Euros, Sycara V is certainly a superyacht that will give you a great vantage point for the Cup.

Amazing al fresco dining possibilities on SYCARA V - Photo credit Nobiskrug

Amazing al fresco dining possibilities on SYCARA V – Photo credit Nobiskrug

DRUMBEAT

Drumbeat is a magnificent vessel and one that wouldn’t look out of place to charter at the America’s Cup. Accommodating up to 11 people in five cabins, Drumbeat is ideal for families who can’t get enough of this heart-stopping race. At 53m in length, this superyacht has roomy lower decks where spectators can gather in the large saloon. The beautifully decorated dining room plays host to intimate suppers by candlelight.

Sailing yacht DRUMBEAT

Sailing yacht DRUMBEAT

The bridge deck and aft deck are where you can enjoy a scrumptious breakfast before finding the perfect spot to settle and watch the world’s fastest sailing yachts battle for the glory. Relax on the comfortable sun pads while the children are kept entertained in the beach club. They can choose from a huge selection of water toys, too.

“We were most pleased. I cannot commend enough our Captain and crew. We loved DRUMBEAT and would highly recommend it’s charter to all. ” Charters in Vanuatu, South Pacific

Brakfast aboard Sailing Yacht DRUMBEAT by Dubois Naval Architects

Breakfast aboard Sailing Yacht DRUMBEAT by Dubois Naval Architects

LADY KATHRYN V

This sleek, stylish 62m motor yacht was delivered in 2011 by Lürssen and holds up to 12 guests in six beautifully furnished cabins. The interior of the vessel was designed by Adam Lay Studio. Feeling like a stately home, Lady Kathryn V has a large saloon complete with grand piano. Relax in a conservatory-like room, just right for afternoon tea or in the lounge with a champagne bar.

Lady Kathryn V by Lurssen Yachts

Lady Kathryn V by Lurssen Yachts

There’s sufficient deck space to seat guests for a dinner party. In between the races, you can take an hour or so to sunbathe on the owner’s private terrace lying on a sun pad or chill out in the Jacuzzi. With a good choice of water toys from jet skis to diving gear, a gym and a golfing equipment, their plenty to do while on holiday in Bermuda.

Inside the superyacht LADY KATHRYN V by Lurssen Yachts

Inside the superyacht LADY KATHRYN V by Lurssen Yachts

MALTESE FALCON

This beautiful and iconic 88m yacht underwent massive refurbishment in the winter of 2015-2016 and is now the ideal vessel to charter alongside the America’s Cup race. Sleeping up to 12 passengers in six cabins the yacht has three enormous masts and magnificent sails. It incorporates an on-deck Jacuzzi, an al fresco cinema screen as well as outdoor dining tables for you to enjoy an evening meal under the stars.

The one and only Maltese Falcon

The one and only Maltese Falcon

With a state-of-the-art gymnasium, a reading room, formal dining room and bar this exquisite sailing yacht also boasts a beautiful spa treatment area with a masseuse. The spacious saloon is perfect to meet up with other guests to talk about the current events. For something a little different, take advantage of the water toys which include four tenders, scuba diving equipment, jet skis, water skis and an inflatable water slide.

Great dining aboard Maltese Falcon

Great dining aboard Maltese Falcon

MONDANGO 3

Sleek, stylish and great to look at. Mondango 3 can accommodate up to 11 guests in five superb cabins. This spectacular yacht can also host about 25 spectators to join you on board to watch the race at close quarters while at anchor.

56m MONDANGO 3 by Alloy Yachts - Image credit to Chris Lewis

56m MONDANGO 3 by Alloy Yachts – Image credit to Chris Lewis

This 56.4m sailing beauty has a Jacuzzi, sun pads, an al fresco dining table and plenty of sun loungers on deck. There’s also a good-sized swim platform as well as a side boarding platform. With a huge cinema screen in the main saloon, a gorgeous dining room and a contemporary interior, designed by Reymond Langton Design, this vessel is one of the many ideal choices for your next ‘holiday with a difference’.

Sit back and relax aboard Mondango 3

Sit back and relax aboard Mondango 3

ELEONORA

The classically designed sailing yacht Eleonora represents a luxurious vessel that was delivered in 2000 by GraafShip, designed similarly to Westward, a well-known racing schooner.

 Luxury Schooner Eleonora - Photo by Franco Pace

Luxury Schooner Eleonora – Photo by Franco Pace

Having a huge deck with sun pads and al fresco dining facilities, Eleonora is ideal for relaxing. If you prefer being more energetic try one of the three tenders, water skis and snorkelling gear on board. With a wood panelling interior and 19th-century style furnishings, the open plan dining area and lounge are ornate, yet very homely and inviting. The four guest cabins have plenty of storage space and writing desks, useful if you want to keep in touch with family or friends and tell them just how exciting your holiday in Bermuda has been.

Complete relaxation aboard ELEONORA after a day of great sailing

Complete relaxation aboard ELEONORA after a day of great sailing

SAFIRA

What can you say about this beautiful vessel that hasn’t already been said? This custom-built, eco-friendly superyacht is 39.2 metres long and won the Naval Architecture Award in 2014 at the Showboats Design Awards. Delivered in 2013 by Newcastle Marine she was refitted in 2015 and can sleep 12 guests in five spacious cabins.

Motor Yacht SAFIRA cruising

Motor Yacht SAFIRA cruising

Safira is one of the best luxury yachts to sail on. Picture the scene: sitting on the top deck or in the Jacuzzi sipping a cocktail from the nearby bar. What could be better than watching some of the world’s fastest sailing vessels racing against each other? Dine al fresco then catch up with fellow passengers to talk about the day’s action in the main saloon. Watch a movie later in the TV lounge or work out in the gym. After an interesting day, it’s time to return to your cabin. The master suite has his and hers walk-in wardrobe along with luxurious en suite bathroom in marble and stonework and a large, super comfortable bed to regain your energy for the next day of excitement ahead.

MARAE

Charter the fabulous Marae to coincide with the AC events. This sleek and streamlined yacht was delivered in 2004 by Alloy Yachts in New Zealand and received a refit in 2014. Expect only the very best onboard of this vessel, which is perfect for relaxing, private holidays or for accommodating a group of friends to join you for a cocktail or two.

The beautiful sailing yacht MARAE from above

The beautiful sailing yacht MARAE from above

Six guests are accommodated in three luxury cabins. There’s plenty of room to sunbathe on the comfortable sun pads or dine al fresco so you don’t miss out on any of the yacht races. On the lower deck, there’s a beautiful saloon with dining area, all in wood panelling along with nautical themed upholstery. Have some nibbles in the upper saloon in the evening to talk about the day’s yachting activities before moving onto the formal dinner served by a highly-experienced on board crew.

Classically styled, marine-themed interiors of sailing yacht Marae

Classically styled, marine-themed interiors of sailing yacht Marae

PIONEER

When you first step on board, you know you’re in good hands. Custom-built by Palmer Johnson, delivered in 1996, this 46m explorer yacht is big enough to accommodate 10 guests in five cabins. Having received a refit in 2015, Pioneer offers fresh interiors with a modern touch and classic comfort.

Motor Yacht PIONEER

Motor Yacht PIONEER

This magnificent yacht has a traditional dining room with a dark wooden table and amazing sea views. It’s a great place to get together with other guests and enjoy a fantastic meal prepared by your personal chef; while the adjoining saloon is ideal for socialising, play a game of cards or simply chat about the day’s events. If you like a book to keep you company, then the onboard library will be your refuge; if sport and fitness are your passion then look no further, as Pioneer also offers an on-board gymnasium to keep you healthy and strong. With its’s split-level sundeck there are always secluded places to sunbathe and unwind. Hop into the Jacuzzi to cool off or sit on one of the comfortable sofas and just relax. You’ll also find a small breakfast bar as well as al fresco dining possibilities on board.

Lower sundeck on PIONEER with Jacuzzi and sunloungers

Lower sundeck on PIONEER with Jacuzzi and sunloungers

MARTHA ANN

At 70 metres built by Lurssen and designed by Espen Oeino with interiors by Francois Zuretti, this yacht is simply a head turner, offering everything you might need to impress your guests. With a professional crew of 21, you can rest assured that your needs will be met and expectations exceeded.

Lurssen Yacht MARTHA ANNA

Lurssen Yacht MARTHA ANNA

Accommodation includes seven lovely cabins with en suite bathrooms, divided into six doubles and one twin cabin. The dramatic guest lobby boasts a spectacular glass elevator and a beautiful staircase. There are numerous conversation areas as well as dining possibilities, both indoor and outside. Sunloungers, Jacuzzi and plenty of water toys complete the picture when planning for that perfect vacation in America.

Classically styled main saloon with grand piano aboard MARTHA ANN

Classically styled main saloon with grand piano aboard MARTHA ANN

MINE GAMES

Yet another beauty to add to the list to choose from. Mine Games spreads 62 metres in length and over 10 metres in width, offering great space both inside and out. There are no issues when it comes to entertainment and fun aboard Mine Games, with a large spa pool, a Turkish bath, a gymnasium and even a grand piano for those funky summer nights to set the mood.

MINE GAMES (ex Bistango) superyacht under way

MINE GAMES (ex Bistango) superyacht under way

Twelve guests can be accommodated overnight in six luxurious cabins with luxury amenities and en suite bathrooms. The master suite is located on the main deck forward and includes a dressing room, a studio and a lounge area, as well as his and hers bathrooms. The bedroom is raised and opens up onto the foredeck area offering magnificent views.

Inviting sun deck with a Jacuzzi to watch amazing horizons from aboard MINE GAMES

Inviting sun deck with a Jacuzzi to watch amazing horizons from aboard MINE GAMES

RHINO

Rhino has it all! Waterslide, jacuzzi, wakeboard, water skis, trampoline and a list goes on and on. No need to worry when you charter this vessel, as everyone, from the youngest to the young at heart will find something to their taste. The yacht is almost 47 metres long with accommodation in five cabins to up to ten guests on board.

Endless fun aboard RHINO including all exciting water slide

Endless fun aboard RHINO including exciting water slide

A professional crew of 10 is ideal to cater for you and your guests, ensuring everything is top-notch and all your requirements are met. Invite additional guests to join you on board during the races and enjoy this spectacle in great company aboard a great vessel. And for that special touch: for the AC charter, the 74’ Rhino Fish will also be available, able to cruise onto the race course!!

Enjoying the lovely sunshine and summer breeze around the Jacuzzi aboard RHINO

Enjoying the lovely sunshine and summer breeze around the Jacuzzi aboard RHINO

GREY MATTERS

Measuring just about 46 metres and spreading about 8 metres in width, Grey Matters was built by Palmer Johnson with interiors by renowned Nuvolari Lenard studio of Italy. The accommodation offers five cabins for up to ten guests in total. There is a crew of seven on board ensuring great comfort and memorable stay on board.

Palmer Johnson 150 Sportsyacht Grey Matters

Palmer Johnson 150 Sportyacht Grey Matters

The yacht offers a VIP package with confirmed dockage at the AC Race Village/Royal Naval Dockyard on the outside of the Breakwater Wall. The America’s cup charter rate includes a 37-foot Axopar St tender with additional two crew members to watch the race.

“We had a great time on Grey Matters. The yacht and crew were just right – and we enjoyed every kind of watersport equipment onboard. The yacht was equipped with the best stabilisation system that we have tried so far. In short – the best charter so far with a very interacting and great crew. Happy Days.” Charter in France

ROSEHEARTY

Rosehearty has a prime birth secured at the 2017 America’s Cup village as well as a VIP spectator Flag. She is a 50-metre Perini Navi-built sailing yacht launched in 2006 and refitted in 2016. The yacht has contemporary and inviting interiors by the renowned designer Christian Liaigre and accommodates up to 12 guests in seven stylish cabins with en suite bathrooms.

2006 Ron Holland sailing yacht Rosehearty

2006 Ron Holland sailing yacht Rosehearty

Appreciated for her stability and windward sailing performance enhanced by a deep swing keep set within a shoal ballasted fixed keel, Rosehearty is a popular charter yacht amongst the guests looking for a true sailing experience and action on the water. While she is fabulous for hands-on sailing and an active holiday, she has also plenty of areas to relax and enjoy the race or engage with your friends and family. Her crew of ten members will ensure you are well looked after and return home with a luggage full of fabulous memories.

Dining on board of charter yacht Rosehearty by Perini Navi

Dining on board of charter yacht Rosehearty by Perini Navi

EROS

The 31-metre classic schooner Eros is also available in Bermuda as well as New England during the rest of the summer season. She was built in 1938 with the last refit in 2016. The yacht is a fabulous choice for rent during the cup, bringing the grace and elegance of this classic beauty into the world of speedy and contemporary vessels racing for the oldest Trophy in the sporting world.

Yacht EROS under sail

Yacht EROS under sail

Four cabins accommodate up to eight charter guests who are serviced by a professional crew of 5. There is a tremendous amount of deck space to entertain and be entertained. Your guests will enjoy the feel of the bygone era while indulging in the modern facilities that are expected aboard luxury yachts these days. Furnished and decorated with style in keeping with her traditional look and maritime feel, Eros is a fabulous option for those in love with sailing and all that goes hand in hand with it.

Unwind on the spacious deck of the lovely sailing yacht EROS

Unwind on the spacious deck of the lovely sailing yacht EROS

JUPITER

30-metre sailing yacht JUPITER is an option for those looking for something reasonably small. She was built by Cantiere Ferri and designed by Giorgetti & Magrini in 1989 with the last refit in 2014. She has a crew of four and accommodation in four cabins to a maximum of eight guests. The large master suite has large double berths, plenty of storage and a bathroom with double sinks. All cabins feature natural ventilation through deck hatches and unique port lights.

Sailing yacht JUPITER udnerway

Sailing yacht JUPITER underway

The yacht has an open, clean look with spacious decks and bright interiors. Al cabins have plenty of natural light and en suite bathrooms. The crew on board is very professional ensuring an endless fun and fantastic holiday for all.

Enjoy the true sailing experience with JUPITER

Enjoy the true sailing experience with JUPITER

The list above might be subject to change and availability, and there might be other suitable yachts for you to charter during the race. For more information we recommend you speak to one our experienced brokers who are able to choose the best suitable vessel for you needs, thanks to their knowledge and expertise in the area. Our possibility to offer unbiased and gratuitous service is unique to this industry and is very much appreciated by our clients and repeat customers. Send us an email or give us a call, to find out why we are the best and the only specialist charter broker you will need for a perfect holiday in Bermuda and during the America’s Cup.

ATHENA

The 90-metre sailing yacht ATHENA is a true spectacle wherever she appears, with her classic lines and imposing naval architecture by Pieter Beeldsnijder and Dykstra & Partners. She was built in 2004 by the Dutch shipyard Royal Huisman and refitted in 2011. Although she features all that a classic sailing beauty should in terms of style, her commodities are anything but classic. She is fitted with all modern amenities and state of the art technology.

The 90 m charter yacht Athena

The 90 m charter yacht Athena

The accommodation comprises five lovely cabins for up ten guests for an overnight stay in luxury with immaculate service by her crew of twenty-one. There is plenty to do on board this vessel, with no shortage of space, given her imposing length overall. Her main saloon offers plenty of seating and is divided into two separate areas one with a game table and the other boasting a piano.

NEVER ENOUGH

48-metre motor yacht NEVER ENOUGH provides a cosy atmosphere in her sumptuous interiors featuring plush furniture and beautiful wood works. She was built by Trinity Yachts and launched in 2006, with the latest refit in 2014. This tri-deck superyacht offers spacious interior and exterior living areas, with accommodation for up to eleven charter guests in five stunningly appointed staterooms with en suite bathrooms and other deluxe amenities. Her elegant decor was created by the renowned designer Evan K Marshall.

Endless fun with water toys aboard motor yacht NEVER ENOUGH

Endless fun with water toys aboard motor yacht NEVER ENOUGH

The upper deck offers the sky lounge, pictured below, with comfortable seating a coffee table, wet bat and full entertainment system. Thanks to the panoramic windows, guests can indulge in the beautiful views of Bermuda and the yacht’s surroundings. Other areas to socialise include her main saloon or exterior deck areas, with possibilities for al fresco dining. NEVER ENOUGH also has a great selection of water toys and a fab beach club.

Relax with your friends and family in the skylounge of MY NEVER ENOUGH

Relax with your friends and family in the skylounge of MY NEVER ENOUGH

ABOUT BERMUDA

Situated in the North Atlantic Ocean, Bermuda is a group of 181 islands offering crystal clear water, endless amount of pink-sand beaches and plenty of breath-taking cruising grounds to discover. Often surrounded by a cloud of mystery, Bermuda offers its visitors great amount of possibilities to choose from, from on-water activities including your own superyacht toys selection, natural wonders through to recreational and adventure sports activities. So, when you are not cheering for your favourite team, you can rest assured you will find plenty to excite you as well as help you to unwind.

Grape Bay Beach - Photo credit Bermuda Tourism Authority copy

Grape Bay Beach – Photo credit Bermuda Tourism Authority

See Greenland’s Northern Lights: Charter explorer yacht Legend

March 03, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

77m/254ft explorer yacht LEGEND (ex.GIANT) is available this May and June for charters to Greenland and Norway. Originally built by IHC Holland in 1974, this Class I icebreaker was converted by Icon Yachts into a charter vessel filled with stately interiors that were recently refurbished in 2016.

Explorer yacht LEGEND - Available in Greenland this summer

Explorer yacht LEGEND – Available in Greenland this summer

A proven charter classic, she has sailed to destinations worldwide and reached as far south as the antarctic. Whether you are chartering for a large formal event or for a family adventure, this explorer yacht has the facilities and the engineering for an extraordinary holiday in places only seen by a rare few.

Rendering of the main salon aboard explorer yacht LEGEND

Rendering of the main salon aboard explorer yacht LEGEND

The immaculate main salon is the perfect place to entertain guests and upon a raised stage a grand piano waits to serenade the crowd. The plush seating is spread around the room so that guests may choose to stay close to the fireplace of move to a cosy corner for private conversation or to watch a film. The wet bar to the aft has a great selection of drinks to complement meals at the formal dining table, or for celebrations that stretch long into the night.

Aft deck rendering of motor yacht LEGEND

Aft deck rendering of motor yacht LEGEND

All 26 members of your group can dine alfresco on the main aft deck at a full-length table sheltered from the elements. After the meal, the expansive deck Jacuzzi mere metres away will warm guests while they relax under the light show of the Northern Lights, which disappears late June/July as the summer days grow longer.

There are plenty of amenities and atmospheric rooms to enjoy on board, including a helipad which can be converted into sun lounging space, an adventure-themed study, a movie theatre, beauty salon, and an oriental themed sauna and spa.

Whether you want to cold water dive or stay warm and dry, the tender garage is packed with activities to try together as a family, including kayaks, paddle boards, Waverunners and a submarine.

Superyacht LEGEND - Master suite rendering

Superyacht LEGEND – Master suite rendering

There are 13 cabins to accommodate a total of 26 guests: 1 Master suite, 2 VIP staterooms, 4 double cabins, 4 twin cabins and 2 convertible cabins.

Explorer yacht LEGEND will be available for charters in Greenland and Norway from May to mid-June from €460,000 per week plus expenses. For more information about her destinations throughout the year, contact CharterWorld.