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Luxury catamarans are increasing in popularity worldwide, both for yacht charters and as private yachts, as newer and better catamarans are being designed and built. Catamarans are still predominantly sailing yachts, by number, although there are some important larger motor yachts that are being designed and built, chartered and sold.

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Unforgettable Naples and Amalfi Coast All Inclusive Charter Special aboard Lagoon 500 Catamaran OMBRE BLU in Italy.

February 05, 2016

The fabulous Lagoon 500 catamaran OMBRE BLU and her friendly and professional crew invite you to on board this successful Italian charter yacht for an all inclusive charter special in May. What better way to enjoy the beautiful month of May than cruising the enchanting Amalfi Coast and the Gulf of Naples than aboard a luxury yacht?

SY OMBRE BLU

SY OMBRE BLU

OMBRE BLU specialises in Italian charter vacations and her experienced crew is ready to introduce you to Italy’s culinary world, historical wonders and the relaxed, passionate way of life. The itinerary is for seven nights and the price is ‘all inclusive’ (see inclusions and non inclusions in the list below). The special offers is available for the ‘Amalfi Coast & Gulf of Naples’ itinerary from 14th – 21st May (Sat/Sat) or 22nd – 29th May (Sun/Sun), embarking and disembarking in Naples.

All Inclusive Prices For This Package:
2 Pax – €13.000 + 11% Vat
3 Pax – €14.000 + 11% Vat
4 Pax – €15.000 + 11% Vat
5 Pax – €17.000 + 11% Vat
6 Pax – €18.000 + 11% Vat
Accommodation is 3 queen size cabins. All with en-suite bathroom.

SY OMBRE BLU - Alfresco dining

SY OMBRE BLU - Alfresco dining

SY OMBRE BLU - Francesco galley

SY OMBRE BLU - Francesco galley

ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE INCLUSIONS:

Return private group land transfer from Naples International Airport to the Port in Naples (one vehicle is provided – for group transfer only)

Marina in Naples on the day of embarkation

Three meals per day of fresh local produce

Selection of fine regional wines from our cellar

On board bar – includes local & international beers, selected spirits & juices

One night in Ischia Port

Dinner at restaurant ‘Un Attimo di Vino’ in Ischia

Open-top car tour of Capri with our driver

One night at anchor in Capri

One night in Amalfi Port

Dinner at restaurant L’Abside in Amalfi

Day stop in Positano

One night in Sorrento Port

Dinner at our favourite Pizzeria ‘Napoletana’ in Sorrento

Marina in Naples on the last night of charter

Dinner at traditional restaurant in Naples on last night

Kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, snorkeling, water ski, & wakeboard

Fuel for vessel and tender Full linen, towels & cleaning of the vessel

All taxes

In addition to above, two more nights will be spent at anchor (Ischia & Capri)

DEPARTURES FROM NAPLES, INCLUSIONS ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE.

AT TIMES, RESTAURANTS MAY BE SUBSTITUTED

MEALS IN RESTAURANTS ARE FOR YOUR GROUP AND DO NOT INCLUDE THE CREW

SY OMBRE BLU - Salon from stbd

SY OMBRE BLU - Salon from stbd

SY OMBRE BLU - WINE PAGINA

SY OMBRE BLU - WINE PAGINA

ADDITIONAL COSTS TO CONSIDER FOR ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGES:

Wine/beverages in restaurants

Additional marinas (if requested)

Additional meals/beverages ashore (if requested)

Special reserve spirits, wines & champagne (if requested)

Additional car rentals/scooter rentals/taxis

Additional shore excursions

Entry to parks & archaeological sites

Scuba Diving & Massage (service available on board)

Personal laundry (fast shore service available)

SY OMBRE BLU - GALLEY TO AFT 2

SY OMBRE BLU - GALLEY TO AFT 2

SY OMBRE BLU - Guest cabin 2

SY OMBRE BLU - Guest cabin 2

SY OMBRE BLU - Ensuite 2

SY OMBRE BLU - Ensuite 2

ABOUT OMBRE BLU

This popular charter yacht is run by a fantastic husband and wife crew, including an Italian skipper/chef and Australian cook/hostess who pride themselves in gourmet regional food, accompanied by fabulous wines. Having a crew that is also co-owners of the yacht results in utmost level of care of the vessel and her guests.

SY OMBRE BLU - Bow relaxing

SY OMBRE BLU - Bow relaxing

OMBRE BLU is fully-equipped for adventurous yacht charters around Italy, including Sicily and the Aeolian Islands, Tuscany, Sardinia, Corsica as well as the already mentioned Amalfi Coast and Naples.

SY OMBRE BLU - Docked

SY OMBRE BLU - Docked

The yacht was designed by renowned naval architects Marc Van Peteghem and Vincent Lauriot Prevost, offering exceptional seaworthiness and speed. OMBRE BLU boasts light oak Alpi woodwork and laminated wedge floors, offering a modern, relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Wide sweeping windows provide for spacious and light area in the saloon, with fabulous panoramic views.

This Lagoon 500 catamaran offers a one-of-a-king sailing experience like no other yacht of her size. Her crew speak perfect Italian and English and are qualified in massage and scuba diving. The yacht provides high-standard services of a boutique hotel in a special atmosphere, the flavours of refined Italian cuisine; the finest regional wines and a different panorama every day, without ever having to pack and unpack your bags. Discover the most beautiful areas of Italy, on your made-to-measure itinerary including Sardinia, Sicily, Amalfi Coast, Naples or Tuscany. Good taste, authentic flavours and extraordinary places!

SY OMBRE BLU - Mast head

SY OMBRE BLU - Mast head

“Our stay on Ombre Blu was fantastic! Melissa and Francesco were super hosts and expert seamen all rolled into one. The facilities on the boat were wonderful. Two of our party went diving. I swam more than I have in the last 20 years and feel better for it. Melissa arranged a mixture of marina berths and lying at anchor, so that we sometimes would eat aboard and sometimes in the port.

Ombre Blu was our first attempt at a cruising holiday…. It was just perfect! We will certainly be doing it again.” Charter aboard Catamaran OMBRE BLU / AUG 21 – 21 2015 / Italy

Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information on this outstanding offer!

First Vantage 86 – The pinnacle of racing and charter catamarans

February 05, 2016

UK company, Vantage Catamarans, is excited to announce that the first Vantage 86 has entered the final stage of its unique design and is ready for build. The pinnacle of racing and charter catamarans, luxury yacht Vantage 86 will be the first vessel of its kind to host a giant toy locker, specially commissioned for its motorcycle enthusiast owner.

First Vantage 86

First Vantage 86

The Vantage design team, comprising Nigel Irens Design and Christophe Chedal Anglay, has created an adventure vessel that will be able to reach the most remote locations and will enable its owner to cross islands by motorcycle.

Vantage 86 - Exterior Decking

Vantage 86 – Exterior Decking

To be the most technologically evolved catamaran on the market, the Vantage 86 will also be the longest, lightest and fastest sailing yacht ever built. She will conform to the MCA code for small craft engaged in commercial operations, ensuring profitable returns and therefore greater value to any prospective owner.

Vantage 86 - Lounge

Vantage 86 – Lounge

Vantage 86 - Exterior

Vantage 86 – Exterior

Aboard Vantage 86

Aboard Vantage 86

Phil Scott, managing director of Vantage Catamarans: “The Vantage 86 is unique in its intention and form, designed to break the mould of what a modern cruising catamaran represents. It is designed to perform, and combine a racing pedigree with the comfort of a stable charter yacht. Its goal is ‘adventure’. It will provide the most adventurous way of exploring the ocean and its secrets.”

Vantage 86 from above

Vantage 86 from above

Vantage 86 - aft view

Vantage 86 – aft view

Capable of hosting two motorbikes on board – a Ducati Multistrada and a CCM trials bike, the Vantage 86 will also boast innovative interiors, fitted with exceptional British furniture and meeting the needs of her adventurous owner.

Vantage 86 catamaran - side view

Vantage 86 catamaran – side view

NEW Lagoon sailing catamaran project SEVENTY 7

February 03, 2016

The all-new sailing catamaran SEVENTY 7 is currently under construction, with launch scheduled for Autumn 2016. Lagoon’s newest and biggest catamaran with the soul of a large yacht boasts beautiful interiors created by Massimo Gino of Nauta Design, who has worked together with Marc Van Peteghem and Patrick Le Quément to create a real in & out harmonious atmosphere.

Lagoon 77 - Saloon

Lagoon 77 – Saloon

Massimo Gino commented: “The general arrangement can be considered as a net space that offers various combinations of layout, according to different functions, needs, and use of space. Two VIP cabins can become a meeting room or a movie theatre. You can choose between an aft or forward galley layout with theirs en suite crew cabins; or between owner up or owner down solution, with two or three VIP and guest cabins with queen size or twins bed. For the interiors, we have combined and selected elegant details, luxury finishing and materials, as we are used to apply on our many custom superyacht projects.”

More information and photos of the new Lagoon 77 to follow soon.

See more charter yachts built by Lagoon.

Introducing 70 Sunreef Power Catamaran VIOLETTA

January 27, 2016

Sunreef Yachts have released further details and photos of the striking 70 Sunreef Power catamaran yacht VIOLETTA, resembling a stylish, luxury floating apartment. VIOLETTA was launched in November 2015 and has been described by the shipyard as a comfortable cruiser, adapted to her Owner’s expectations of owning a bespoke residence on the water.

70 SUNREEF POWER CATAMARAN VIOLETTA

70 SUNREEF POWER CATAMARAN VIOLETTA

VIOLETTA - flybridge

VIOLETTA – flybridge

Violetta - flybridge gym equipment

Violetta – flybridge gym equipment

Amongst VIOLETTA’s most notable features is her enclosed flybridge, a solution which was introduced to the 70 Sunreef Power line with the launch of the yacht ONDIN. VIOLETTA’s sheltered sun deck offers space for a comfortable navigation station equipped with large helm seats with integrated autopilot controls. This area also boats a gymnasium, a relaxation area as well as a sofa that can be converted into an additional berth; furthermore a fridge, a sink and a TV. The aft terrace is accessible trough a large sliding door. This area stored a jet-ski crane and sun mattresses.

Open saloon - Violetta

Open saloon – Violetta

Violetta Saloon

Violetta Saloon

The main deck includes a large, fully open saloon as well as a spacious dining area and an airy lounging corner. The galley is located port side and features a ling countertop. It provide great space and all the appliances necessary to guarantee top quality service aboard.

VIOLETTA - master suite

VIOLETTA – master suite

VIOLETTA’s owner cabin is accessible from the saloon and boasts a large double bed facing the TV, multiple storage spaces and a vanity desk just below the yacht’s fantastic panoramic windows.

Violetta master suite

Violetta master suite

The master suite provides direct access to his and hers spacious bathroom located down in the port side hull. From starboard, the master cabin connects with the children’s realm – a fun and friendly playroom, with twin berths, which can be turned into a double bed if needed.

Violetta  - guest bathroom

Violetta – guest bathroom

Furthermore, VIOLETTA offers three additional guest cabins with double beds and private en suite bathroom facilities.

Materials on board, hand-picked by Sunreef Yacht’s design team in collaboration with the owner boast unique customised finish. There are glossy panels, blue led lighting and bright upholstery with baby ostrich, python and crocodile leather designs.

The 70 Sunreef Power Violetta was fitted with 1200 Volvo IPS system and a dynamic positioning. IPS propulsion previously installed on the 60 Sunreef Power Lilu and 70 Sunreef Power 1 Life, other than high performance, provides a significant increase of manoeuvrability and ease of mooring. Violetta is equipped with wave-piercers and extended aft platforms to maximize her performance and provide a comfortable motion at sea.

Following Violetta’s successful sea trials and technical tests she will head to Malta where she will be based until the Summer season.

SHORT SPECIFICATION :

LOA: 21.4 m/70 ft
BOA: 9.3 m/30.5 ft
MAIN ENGINES: 2 x 1200 Volvo Penta IPS
FUEL CAPACITY: 2 x 8 000 l
FRESH WATER TANKS: 1 x 1350 l
GUEST: 10-11
CREW: 2-3
EXTERIOR DESIGN: SUNREEF YACHTS
INTERIOR DESIGN: SUNREEF YACHTS

NEW 90’ high performance cruising catamaran by McConaghy

January 20, 2016

McConaghy has proudly unveiled the all-new 90’ high performance cruising catamaran concept. This beautiful new vessel belongs to the new line of sailing catamarans, set to be presented by the company at this month’s boot Dusseldorf, opening its doors on Saturday, January 23, 2016.

90' catamaran concept by McConaghy and Ker Yacht Design

90′ catamaran concept by McConaghy and Ker Yacht Design

With naval architecture and styling by Ker Yacht Design, the series is destined for sailors who wish performance, safety, comfort and aesthetic design. The “open plan” layout ensures versatile use of the boat in all conditions. The vessels are designed by sailors for sailors, to attract the established catamaran sailor, who just wants the best, and the performance-oriented keel boat owner searching for added comfort and volume, as well as a desire for speed.

90' catamaran - aft view

90′ catamaran – aft view

NEW catamaran Privilege S8 by Long Island signed by JFA Yachts

January 13, 2016

Following a great success of the Long Island 85’ and the news about the partnership with Privilege Marine announced in September 2015, JFA Yachts is delighted to announce that they have signed the all-new catamaran Privilege S8 by Long Island. The vessel is a sistership to luxury charter yacht WindQuest, however, it will feature a different interior veneer and a hard top on the flybridge.

Privilege S8 by Long Island signed by JFA Yachts

Privilege S8 by Long Island signed by JFA Yachts

Outside, there is a generous aft cockpit with a seating area on starboard and another one on port with a dining table, sunbeds either side, as well as a day head. The cockpit is extended inside by a seating area with a bar on starboard and a dining-room on port. The inner helm station is set up against the bulkhead between the two indoor areas. The glass door aft, the large side portholes and the front windscreen create a very luminous space down below.

Privilege S8 by Long Island

Privilege S8 by Long Island

The yacht offers a total of 124sqm of floor space to sleep 9 guests and a crew of 4 in maximum comfort. There is an exceptionally large, full-beam owner’s suite providing a fantastic 180° view, never before seen on a sailing or even on a motor yacht of this size. The port hull hosts the owners’ bathroom, a 3 bed children cabin and another guest cabin can be found aft. There is also a guest cabin in the starboard hull, as well as the crew quarter including the skipper’s own cabin, the crew cabin, the galley and mess.

Hulls will be made of aluminium, while the deck and superstructure will be built out of composite material. This S8 by Long Island catamaran will be run by twin 380HP engines and 2 x 27kW generators. The 16’ tender will be stored aft of the cockpit, easily launched using a lifting platform.

Privilege S8 by Long Island Characteristics

Naval architect: Marc Lombard

Aluminium hull & Glass epoxy deck and superstructure

LOA: 26.25 m

LWL: 25.47 m

BOA: 11.93 m

Draft: 2.24 m

Engines: 2x 380 Hp

Displacement: 60 T light

Owner and guest capacity: 9

Crew capacity: 4

Sails upwind: 370 m2

Sails downwind: 485 m2

See more charter yachts built by Jfa.

Fifth Sunreef 74 Sailing Catamaran OBSESSION hits the water

January 12, 2016

The fifth Sunreef 74 sailing catamaran OBSESSION hit the water at the Sunreef shipyard in late 2015. Boasting dark blue hulls, the well-equipped and custom finished vessel is currently undergoing a series of sea trials, before being delivered to its Owners in the Caribbean.

Fifth Sunreef 74 OBSESSION at launch

Fifth Sunreef 74 OBSESSION at launch

Just like other Sunreef 74s, OBSESSION offers spaciousness, luxurious interiors and excellent performance. She joins the highly successful portfolio of individually tailored multihulls, including WildBerry, the classically styled LUCY Z, as well as BLUE DEER and 19th HOLE.

More charter yachts built by Sunreef.

Special Winter Rates for Sailing Catamaran ORION

December 29, 2015

The Catana 90 sailing catamaran ORION is offering 20% off yacht charters booked before January 15th and 10% off charters booked before January 31st 2016, cruising the warm and beautiful Caribbean islands. Launched in 2008, the 27,4-metre ORION provides spacious accommodation for eight guests in four luxury cabins, all with en suite bathroom facilities and a professional and friendly crew on board. 

ORION 90 Main

ORION 90 Main

One of the special features of ORION is her master cabins, which is connected to a children’s cabin, also called as the Pirate’s Den, with two single beds . This accommodation arrangement is ideal for families with children, or a nanny.

ORION Salon

ORION Salon

Her interior is characterised by a contemporary style, with inviting warm deco. Honey-toned woods are combined with cream leather furnishings and ample natural light penetrates to the interior of the yacht, creating an open, airy ambience.

Catamaran ORION - Salon 2

Catamaran ORION - Salon 2

Open plan dining and saloon are perfect for relaxation and formal dining, with the lounge located to starboard and the dining area to port and forward. Port and aft is the well-equipped galley where ORION’s talented Chef creates a selection of mouth-watering dishes to satisfy even the most discerning of clients. The galley is fitted with a glass-top breakfast bar, perfect for evening cocktails and nibbles.

Catamaran ORION - Cruising

Catamaran ORION - Cruising

There is plenty of living space on the exterior thanks to the yacht’s 11,66-metre beam. Adjacent to the saloon is the fabulous aft cockpit offering shade, ample seating and an al fresco dining possibility.

Catamaran ORION - At Sunset

Catamaran ORION - At Sunset

Guest can comfortably reach the vast for deck area at anchor, or while under sail, where two large trampolines await to relax or sunbathe.

ORION Layout

ORION Layout

ORION is a lovely performance catamaran, also powered by two Perkins 210hp engines when not under sail. She is capable of reaching about 8-10 knots of speed.

Catamaran ORION

Year:2008 (Refit 2013)  L.O.A.:27.4m (89ft)  Beam:11.6m (38ft) 
Max Speed:10  Cruise Speed: Engines:2 x 210hp Perkins Sabre 
Cabins: Charter Guest: Crew:

Impressive 71m catamaran MANIFESTO concept by French superyacht naval architects and designers VPLP Design

December 22, 2015

French superyacht naval architects and designers, VPLP Design, have released an amazing video below, presenting their impressive 71m catamaran MANIFESTO concept. Designed to cross oceans, but agile and shallow-drafted enough to enter small places, this striking vessel boasts an elegantly muted styling and ultra-open layout, providing fantastic views and plenty of private places throughout.

More charter yachts with design by Vplp.

First ultra-modern carbon Sunreef 74 taking shape at Sunreef Yachts

December 16, 2015

Sunreef Yachts is currently working on the prototype of the carbon built Sunreef 74. The sixth unit within the highly successful Sunreef 74 line, the luxury catamaran will boast a carbon deck, fly bridge, bulkheads and superstructure, allowing an improvement of seaworthiness and a smooth movement while passing through waves.

Sunreef 74 catamaran by Sunreef Yachts

Sunreef 74 catamaran by Sunreef Yachts

The rigging of the 6th Sunreef 74 includes a carbon mast and boom with an in-boom furling system. The main navigation station is fitted with touchscreens enabling automatic sail adjustments coupled with load sensors to prevent winch, hardware and rig overload. These solutions provide a redundant, easy and safe control of the sails and rig. Moreover, the catamaran also features a large overlapping genoa for upwind optimized performance, a code 0 for reaching and a furling spinnaker for downwind performance.

In-boom furling system on the Sunreef 74 WildBerry

In-boom furling system on the Sunreef 74 WildBerry

Following a great success of the Sunreef 74 WildBerry, classic-styled Sunreef 74 Lucy Z and the recent premiere of the twin charter bestsellers Sunreef 74 Blue Deer and Sunreef 74 19th Hole, the shipyard is now adding an ultra-modern carbon Sunreef 74 to its portfolio of individually tailored multihulls. The vessel is expected to splash in the early half of 2016.

First carbon Sunreef 74 in build

First carbon Sunreef 74 in build

Launched mid-2013, Sunreef Yachts’ first carbon built catamaran was the Sunreef 80 Carbon Line charter yacht Levante. This breath-taking light displacement sailboat was honoured with the European Medal Award by the Business Center Club.

See more charter yachts built by Sunreef.