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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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JFA Yachts announces its participation in International Multihull Boat Show

April 14, 2015

From April 15 to 19, the prominent French shipyard, JFA Yachts, will be present at the International Multihull Boat Show 2015, running in La Grande Motte, South of France. The event is of a great importance for the company, which aims to become one of the main players of the 2-hull superyacht market.

Salon multicoque 2015

Last year saw the company launch the first of its semi-custom catamarans – the Long Island 85’ charter yacht WindQuest, that has had a huge success on the luxury yacht charter market. The all-new Long Island 100’ yacht is also in build, designed to cruise far and in maximum comfort.

Luxury charter yacht WindQuest

Luxury charter yacht WindQuest

JFA Yachts’ Long Island catamarans boast revolutionary arrangement with the master cabin positioned on fore wet deck. The cabin provides spectacular views and direct access on the fore deck.

JFA 115 Power Catamaran Concept

JFA 115 Power Catamaran Concept

JFA Yachts has also constructed such breath-taking custom large catamarans as the glass/epoxy-built 85’ charter yacht Rose of Jericho or the carbon/epoxy-built 110’ superyacht mousetrap. Last September saw the company unveil a 115’ Power catamaran concept in partnership with Peugeot Design Lab. This striking vessel could represent the future of the motor yachts.

Newly refitted 120’ catamaran VITALIA II (ex Orange 2) to be launched by Multiplast on April 17, 2015

April 13, 2015

French builder, Multiplast, is to launch the newly refitted 120-foot catamaran Vitalia II (ex Orange 2) on Friday, April 17, 2015. Purchased by François Bich in February 2014, sailing yacht Vitalia II will hit the water following a one-year refit and 30,000 hours of work.

New 120’ catamaran VITALIA II (ex Orange 2) to be launched by Multiplast

New 120’ catamaran VITALIA II (ex Orange 2) to be launched by Multiplast

A real renaissance

In February 2014, François Bich purchased Orange 2 with the vision of transforming it from a racing boat into a cruiser.

A year later, the Multiplast team will proceed to the launch of superyacht Vitalia II which – lest it be forgotten – has broken the Atlantic and Mediterranean records, the 24-hour distance record, as well as won the prestigious Jules Verne Trophy with Bruno Peyron and his team. Thus, this transformation is a real renaissance for a boat, which, 10 years later, still holds the third fastest time for the mythical journey around the world.

An exceptional boat

It has been a difficult exercise to convert a multihull built and designed to beat records into a cruising catamaran. One has to keep in mind the spirit of the original boat, retaining its DNA while, of course, making the necessary changes. It was therefore out of question to overweigh the boat by adding an oversized central pod between the two hulls. It was important to find a compromise that would allow the boat to keep its speed.

Superyacht Vitalia II - New Website

Superyacht Vitalia II – New Website

For Yann Penfornis: “Our work was concerned with inserting a living space without disturbing – too much – the line of the boat. The space contains a kitchen-bar, the main cabin and an outdoor living area, with all the equipment of comfort you can expect on a cruising boat of this size without increasing – again, too much – the weight.

To sail safely under the original righting moment all of the standing rigging has been equipped with load cells. In this way the crew members are aware at all-times of the loads applied to the yacht structure and can sail safely at high speed. The project’s unique interest lies, says Jack Michal, one of the architects involved in the building of the original boat with Gilles Ollier and Franck Martin, in “creating an exceptional boat, the fastest cruising boat in the world.”

Vitalia II yacht’s programme

The sea trials of luxury yacht Vitalia II will start just after the launch and will run over one month. The boat captain, Vladimir Dzalba Lyndis, a former Bruno Peyron crew member who sailed on both Orange catamarans in the year 2000, will take the boat to the Mediterranean sea. A website has just been created and will be online on the 15th of april that will allow everyone to know in detail the story of the refit, and follow the boat around the world.

Main Characteristics of catamaran VITALIA II (ex Orange 2)

Design and Building : MULTIPLAST – Groupe Carboman

Exterior Design : Daniel Domergue – Narrative – Montreuil

Interior Design : Stéphane Lauro – Domicile Fixe – Vannes

Interior fittings : Gilbert Foucault et Antoine Lottin – Golfe Agencement – Vannes

Year : 2015

Length overall : 120 ft

Width : 55 ft

Air Draft : 157 ft

Displacement : 50 tonnes

Sail area up wind : 7534 ft²

Sail area downwind : 10 764 ft²

Sunreef 74 sailing yacht WildBerry among IY&A Awards 2015 Finalists

April 10, 2015

Sunreef Yachts is excited to announce that Sunreef 74 sailing yacht WildBerry has been nominated for the International Yacht & Aviation Award 2015. Luxury yacht WildBerry will compete in the “Sailing Yacht up to 30 metres” category.

Sunreef 74 catamaran WildBerry

Sunreef 74 catamaran WildBerry

WildBerry yacht has already been delivered to its Owners in Florida after her maiden Atlantic Crossing. Launched in December 2014 the first unit from the Sunreef 74 line is characterized by her elegant and dynamic design, which has been achieved thanks to a sleek superstructure with vertical bows and limited freeboards.

Luxury yacht WildBerry has an impressive living space and a fully open 35m2 saloon, which is located on the main deck, and offers spectacular panoramic view. The unit is designed to accommodate up to 6 guests in a very comfortable conditions. Thanks to the fully automatic rigging system the catamaran can easily be maneuvered by only 2 crew members.

The International Yacht & Aviation Awards are hosted by design et al, a leading UK interior design magazine. At design et al, aim is to commend design, recognize talent, create opportunities and quite simply to offer inspiration. On the nominee list are included most recognizable, international brands from the superyachts and aviation industry.

The prestigious gala ceremony will be held on Friday, May 15th at Hotel Cipriani, Venice.

Below is a gallery for the lovely charter yachts built by Sunreef.

Original design of Kingship motor yacht KingCAT 85 refined by ER Yacht Design

April 07, 2015

ER Yacht Design of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, has refined the original design of motor yacht KingCAT 85 for Kingship Marine of Hong Kong. Comfortably sleeping eight guests and a crew of two members, superyacht KingCAT 85 is a spacious catamaran, now available in two distinct versions, one with an open fly bridge and second with fully enclosed, air- conditioned fly bridge, both with the aft sun deck and Jacuzzi. The brief by Kinship was to produce minimalist styling with clean lines and a boat with big yacht features, a fast comfortable cruiser but very manoeuvrable and easy to handle at sea and in marina.

Original design of Kingship motor yacht KingCAT 85 refined by ER Yacht Design

Original design of Kingship motor yacht KingCAT 85 refined by ER Yacht Design

Super yacht KingCAT 85 is an all-aluminium yacht with powerful twin hulls, pleasing shear lines with a modern neat looking superstructure enveloped in panoramic windows all around the main deck accommodation and the fly bridge with commanding views of the whole boat. The exterior profile features sleek streamlined hulls with plumb stems and a long waterline for speed and efficient carving in the seaway. The propulsion is twin diesels powering water-jets with a maximum speed of 28 knots, which, in combination with bow thrusters, will provide exceptional manoeuvrability.

The deck space is maximised using the full 31ft beam available, the leisure area is covered in teak decking fitted with flush glass hatches for natural light below. Aft, the space between hulls and under the spacious cockpit deck is used to neatly store the tender covered by a permanent swim platform, which, together with platforms on each hull makes a spacious beach club, a feature normally found on much larger yachts. The access to the main deck is from the platforms on each hull, via steps leading to the cockpit; the steps cleverly doubling as engine covers giving unrestricted access for maintenance.

The accommodation is arranged over the main deck all on one level and below in the twin hulls, the latter ones mirroring each other in layout. The owner’s stateroom is on the main deck to the front giving it immediate access to the salon and by stairs to the pilothouse station, whilst the glass door to the front of the stateroom open directly onto the fore sundeck.

The main accommodation is divided into four distinct areas, a dining room seating eight in comfort, served from a fully fitted well-equipped galley with a full size six-burner stove and oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, icemaker, wine cellar and plenty of storage cupboards. The galley is fronted by a neat cocktail bar ideal for serving aperitifs and snacks and to service rest of the boat. The leisure areas are arranged in two sections over the full width of the accommodation and includes games and entertainment area and a quiet relaxation area open to the cockpit, looking aft.

Amid-ship are port and starboard stairways leading to the respective hull’s lower deck accommodation, each leading into a lobby and self-contained en suite double cabins, to the fore and aft of the hulls. The below deck accommodation has over 2 metres headroom throughout and gets plenty of natural light from large oblong portholes in the hull and from the overhead opaque glass hatches. All cabins are air conditioned for comfort, whilst the engine compartments are acoustically insulated. Both main deck and the lower deck accommodation layout is flexible and can be customised to clients’ preference, providing it doesn’t require structural modification of the yacht. The interior styling, fixtures and fittings use only a high quality natural materials and fabrics, which also can be customised to clients’ taste and style.

The fly bridge is reached from the cockpit by stairs to the port side leading immediately to the relaxation area with a plush outdoor L-shape sofa and a large Jacuzzi to starboard flanked by sunbeds on one side and a large grill bar to the other side. To the front is the centrally located fly bridge steering position with a commanding view of the whole boat and a step or two away from the port and starboard end of the bridge with the wing controls stations and a perfect view of each hull when docking. A Bimini hardtop supported by twin masts covers the fly bridge, carrying radar, communication dome, antennae and other obligatory equipment.

The alternative is a fully enclosed fly bridge version with panoramic glass windows and full height glass sliding doors to the aft sundeck. The enclosed fly bridge is fully air-conditioned and can be reached externally by stairs from the cockpit on the main deck or directly from the salon below by a spiral staircase. Aft of the centrally positioned steering station is a generous sun lounge with a cocktail bar and two L-shaped sofas and coffee tables. A round-shaped Jacuzzi can be located amid-ship on the sundeck with a perfect view of the cockpit and the beach club below. Altogether, a spacious yacht with plenty of room and space for leisure and entertainment, a perfect cruising yacht and a party boat in a marina.

New 71m catamaran mega yacht MANIFESTO concept by VPLP

March 27, 2015

French-based naval architects and designers, VPLP Design, are proud to introduce their new 71,4-metre catamaran mega yacht MANIFESTO concept. Luxury motor yacht MANIFESTO is an efficient and highly stable vessel, capable of crossing oceans, but agile and shallow-drafted enough to enter small places.

71m catamaran mega yacht Manifesto concept by VPLP

71m catamaran mega yacht Manifesto concept by VPLP

Superyacht MANIFESTO concept embodies the French word: “respire”, which means to breathe, relax, unwind, rejuvenate and live harmoniously again. This is reflected in the elegantly muted styling and ultra-open layout affording great vistas and private places throughout the vessel.

Superyacht Manifesto concept from above

Superyacht Manifesto concept from above

VPLP believe that only a catamaran can offer the right answer to this expectation – providing luxury of space, stability and low running costs.

Luxury yacht Manifesto concept - aft view

Luxury yacht Manifesto concept – aft view

Main characteristics of the 71m super yacht MANIFESTO concept:

  • Openness inside the vessel as well as out. Light flows from everywhere. Openness is an attitude VPLP wished to capture and is reflected in the design.

    Manifesto superyacht concept underway

    Manifesto superyacht concept underway

  • Luxury of space. Each particular area is designed to suite a special moment of the day. Offering privacy and conviviality for everybody on board.

    Motor yacht Manifesto concept - Terrace

    Motor yacht Manifesto concept – Terrace

  • Different propulsion modes privileging range and autonomy rather than speed. According to VPLP quality of time and comfort are more important than high max-speed.

    Super yacht Manifesto concept - Main Deck Saloon

    Super yacht Manifesto concept – Main Deck Saloon

  • A full collection of tools to wonder above and below the sea: large tenders, submarine, sailing boats… Catamarans provide so many more options.

    Manifesto yacht concept - Owners Cabin

    Manifesto yacht concept – Owners Cabin

  • A full deck reserved for technical areas for easy external access, maintenance and reliability. Making for an efficient workflow and a happy and unobtrusive crew.

Lastly, VPLP believe designed elegance is not only a question of style, balance of proportion and harmony of lines it is also related to coherence and cleverness. Don’t we use the word “elegant” for a smart solution to a problem? Despite her length VPLP want MANIFESTO superyacht concept not to appear dominant and powerful – they want a sweet giant who we can all love.

Technical Specifications of MANIFESTO Yacht Concept:

Length overall 71.4 m

Waterline length 68.8 m

Beam 22 m

Demi-hull centerline 16 m

Draft 2.95 m

Wetdeck clearance 2.2 m

Estimated displacement 900 T

Propulsion power 2 x 2500 hp

Fresh Water capacity 20,000 L

Estimated maximum speed 20 kt

Estimated Cruising speed 15 kts

Range 6000+ Nm

ACCOMMODATION

Owner and Guests 12

1 Owner / 2 VIP / 3 doubles

Crew 18

Owner’s apartment 140 m2

Owner’s deck 345 m2

VIP cabins 43 m2

Guest cabins 35 m2

CONSTRUCTION & CLASSIFICATION

Hull & Superstructure Aluminium / Composite

Class Bureau Veritas

Certification MCA > 500 GT

SPECIAL FEATURES

– Swimming pool 8 m X 4 m

– Spa

– Japanese bath

– Fully Equipped Gym

– Sauna & Hammam

– Cinema

– Helipad

– Submarine 3 persons 100 m

– Forward deck platform

Below is a choice of the stylish charter yachts with design by VPLP.

JFA Yachts to exhibit at London Yacht Jet and Prestige Car Show

March 24, 2015

JFA Yachts will be attending the inaugural London Yacht Jet and Prestige Car Show 2015, running at Old Billingsgate in London from April 8 to 10. The prestigious French luxury yacht builder will be on stand B11.

New 164' Explorer superyacht concept developed by JFA Yachts

New 164′ Explorer superyacht concept developed by JFA Yachts

JFA Yachts is building or refitting both custom sailing yachts and custom motor yachts from 70’ to 200’ either monohulls or multihulls. Experienced in Aluminium, Steel & Composite (including carbon), JFA Yachts already built many different yachts. More known for sailing yachts at its beginning, JFA Yachts is building motor yachts. Boats such as superyacht Zeepaard, motor yacht Bystander and charter yacht Axantha II are Explorer boats that sailed a lot.

JFA Yachts has recently developed a 164’ New Explorer yacht new style, contemporary outside but also inside. This motor yacht, equipped with a diesel electric propulsion which combines fuel efficiency and low noise level, has been developed with Bill Dixon Design, as Naval Architect and the interior designer Franck Darnet Design. But this motor yacht is not radically modern: her low profile with classic lines and her nice bow shape make her timeless.

Long Island 85' superyacht Windquest

Long Island 85′ superyacht Windquest

Launching the Long Island 85’ yacht in 2014 the first boat range of semi-custom catamarans, JFA Yachts has confirmed the importance of its presence on the multihull market with 3 catamarans over 80’ already built. Currently under construction, superyacht Long Island 100’ is designed to sail far and in greatest comfort. Long Island catamarans offer groundbreaking arrangement with the master cabin on fore wet deck with panoramic view and direct access on the fore net.

Long Island 100' Superyacht

Long Island 100′ Superyacht

Frédéric JAOUEN, CEO of JFA Yachts: “This show in London is very promising. We hope this will be a great success and will attract many visitors. Our great versatility (Motor Yachts, Sailing Yachts, Catamarans) permit us to be very innovative and reactive to one off yacht demands. We also propose semi-custom catamarans that offer great comfort. Ten months ago, WindQuest passed under the Tower Bridge. Such a great experience”.

Below is a choice of the luxurious charter yachts built by JFA:

Sunreef 74 sailing yacht WildBerry successfully completes her first Atlantic crossing

March 20, 2015

Following a very successful completion of her first Atlantic crossing, the all-new Sunreef 74 sailing yacht WildBerry by Sunreef Yachts has reached the lovely Florida yacht charter destination – Fort Lauderdale, where she was officially delivered to her Owners. The catamaran looks simply beautiful in the Florida sun. The Owners of luxury yacht WildBerry are very delighted with their new vessel and are getting ready to set sail on a Caribbean adventure, where they will leave in only a couple of weeks.  

Sunreef 74 catamaran WildBerry in the beautiful Florida yacht holiday location - Fort Lauderdale

Sunreef 74 catamaran WildBerry in the beautiful Florida yacht holiday location – Fort Lauderdale

WildBerry yacht left the Sunreef Shipyard in February 2015 after undergoing a number of sea trials and technical tests on the Baltic Sea. She is the first unit from the Sunreef 74 line and was launched just 7 months from finalization of its contract. This model is characterized by her spacious interiors (over 240 m2 of the total living space including 35m2 fully open saloon with a panoramic view, master cabin, exclusive guest cabins and a galley down), vertical bows and easy maneuverability by only 2 people thanks to its fully automatic sails system.

Luxury sailing yacht WildBerry

Luxury sailing yacht WildBerry

After sailing 6000 nm on sailing yacht WildBerry, the first brand new Sunreef 74 behaved extremely well in all wind conditions. The 210 sqm Code 0 and the 470 sqm spinnaker allowed the crew to continue sailing while most of other catamarans would have started their engine long before. Moreover, with wind below 10 knots, the two 240 hp yanmar engines allow the boat to exceed most of competitors’ range” – said Adrien Jousset, Sunreef 74 line constructor and Naval Architect from Sunreef Yachts.

Sunreef 74 catamaran WildBerry - Saloon

Sunreef 74 catamaran WildBerry – Saloon

Sunreef Yachts is anticipating the launch of twin Sunreef 74 catamarans, sailing yacht Blue Deer and 19th Hole yacht which will be dedicated for Mediterranean yacht charters. The planned launching date is scheduled for the end of April 2015.

A very productive Dubai International Boat Show 2015 so far

March 07, 2015

This year’s 23rd edition of the Dubai International Boat Show has reported high attendance, vast international reach, as well as strong sales so far, with debuting and long-term exhibitors achieving significant ROI and business opportunities during the first days of the event. The Show is set to close on a high note in the fabulous Dubai yacht charter location today, on Saturday, March 7, 2015.

Dubai International Boat Show 2015

Dubai International Boat Show 2015

UAE-based Al Shaali Marine, who unveiled the AS 100 superyacht this year, valued at USD5.45 million (AED20 million), is expecting to sell at least three superyachts and seven medium-sized boats by the end of the show, with more leads expected to convert in subsequent weeks.

“We know that Dubai International Boat Show draws serious buyers, and this year has been no exception. Not only are we expecting to sell superyachts and boats, but we’ve also inked three dealership agreements – one regionally and two in Europe – to supply our high quality, UAE-manufactured luxury yachts to even more buyers,” said Sultan Al Shaali, CEO of Al Shaali Group.

The new and deluxe 77 Enclosed Flybridge yacht from Riviera, touted as the largest, most luxurious and most technologically advanced Riviera ever and unveiled to the Middle East for the first time at the show, was sold on day four through its exclusive regional distributor, SF Yachts. On the same day, local 360-degree leisure marine company ART Marine reported the sale of the luxury Italian-made Fiart 47, worth EUR800,000 (AED3.2 million).

San Lorenzo Middle East, represented by ACE Marine, also confirmed the sale of their 26.45m superyacht SL 86, worth EUR5.6 million (approximately AED 22.3 million) in the first three days of the show, with serious prospects expected to convert to sales in the coming days.

“It has been a very productive boat show ‎with great results so far, and has given us the exposure we are expecting. There has been a constant flow of very serious, high net worth prospects from the UAE and GCC countries, and we are already looking forward to the next boat show,” said  Tarek A. Khalil, Managing Director of ACE Marine.

Renowned manufacturer or luxury sailing and power catamarans and superyachts from 60 to 200 feet, Sunreef Yachts, has also seen strong interest in their 70 foot charter yacht Damrak II luxury power catamaran, worth EUR2.2 million (AED8.8 million). “We’ve confirmed and secured two sea trials from very serious buyers who want to experience this elegant vessel on water, and we’re also seeing a lot of interest in our bigger, custom-made boats in the 115 to 200 feet range,” said Francis Lapp, Founder and CEO of Sunreef Yachts.

Brisk sales in small and mid-sized boats

Solid leads and sales have also been reported by small to medium sized boat manufacturers, as well as for smaller leisure marine craft, which are proving a big hit with visitors as the leisure boating community continues to take advantage of growing inner waterways and marinas.

Regional specialists, Delma Marine, have recorded total sales of AED12 million across their unique Mercury engines, amphibious Quadski and Boston Whaler line of sports boats, including a Cabo yacht valued at approximately AED3.67 million.

Local manufacturer Al Hareb Marine has also reported the sale of four boats at a total value of AED8 million.

IMG boats, local manufacturer of uniquely designed fishing boats, reported two custom sales: a 52 footer worth AED2.4 million as well as a 40 foot sport fisher valued at AED1.1 million, with more orders to be finalised on the final day.

First-time exhibitor Brodie Boats, premier wake boat specialist and authorised dealer for Moomba and Supra wake boats, has already seen a massive return on investment on exhibiting, after visiting the show last year.

“We already have at least half a dozen near confirmed orders for our wakesports boats, which range between AED200,000 – AED400,000 each, across a range of different buyers. We are seeing a range of customers from expatriates in the region who want to introduce their families to watersports through to GCC nationals who are keen to be involved in wakesports. We expect a turnover of at least AED2 million at the close of the show, with more to come,” said Jake Brodie-Stedman, General Manager of Brodie Boats. “From a B2B perspective, we’re working on GCC-wide distribution agreements, where we can start importing to other countries, which couldn’t have happened without the Dubai International Boat Show.”

Returning exhibitor MTM Powersports, distributor for Sea-Doo watercraft and Can-Am vehicles in the region, has sold more than 12 Sea-Doos, as well as two of the only Middle East-built jetboats, with total sales currently around 840,000 dirhams, according to Commercial Manager Bassem Wazafi.

“Watersports are becoming more and more popular in the region and we’ve seen this reflected in the sales of jet skis and jetboats every year. The Dubai International Boat Show is the best way to be able to showcase our range to local, regional and international buyers seeking more than a big boat or yacht,” Wazafi said.

Exhibitors from the show’s new sectors, DIBS Fishing, DIBS Sailing and DIBS Watersports, have also fared well, with sales taking place every day of the show..

“Kayaks have been our most popular product. We sold four on the first day itself and continued to sell many every day. The turnout has been amazing and we’ll definitely be exhibiting again next year,” said Sterenn Bourges, CEO and Owner of Sea-You watersports company specialised in non-motorised equipment.

Hani Dahlin, Managing Director of Dar Al Tawasel Group, distributor for the unique seabreacher vessel, has reported more than 30 sold in the first three days, with expectations of even more. “We’ve had some very interesting customers ranging from residents to GCC nationals to simply tourists visiting the show and seeing the range of boats and products on display, and buying on the spot. It has been a very successful show for us,” Dahlin said.

Showcasing more than 430 boats and over 800 exhibiting companies and brands from more than 54 countries, 26,000 local and international visitors have descended on this year’s Dubai International Boat Show, which closes today (Saturday, 7 March.)

Ardoin Yacht Design catamaran DEEP BLUE concept among IY&A Awards 2015 Finalists

February 20, 2015

design et al is pleased to announce that Ardoin Yacht Design has been selected as one of the finalists for the International Yacht & Aviation Award 2015, with catamaran DEEP BLUE concept. Luxury yacht support vessel DEEP BLUE will compete for the ‘Concept up to 40 metres’ Award.

Catamaran DEEP BLUE concept by Ardoin Yacht Design

Catamaran DEEP BLUE concept by Ardoin Yacht Design

DEEP BLUE is an elegant multipurpose catamaran combining an “open sporting” style with advanced technologies that support efficient private submarine operations.

DEEP BLUE yacht support vessel

DEEP BLUE yacht support vessel

From professional applications to leisure use, the catamaran DEEP BLUE is a fascinating new concept to explore the deep sea anywhere in the big blue. Naval architect Cedric Ardoin aptly designed an elegant multipurpose catamaran with advanced technologies to operate a submarine with the full line-up of U-Boat Worx submarines.

Luxury yacht support vessel DEEP BLUE

Luxury yacht support vessel DEEP BLUE

Dedicated for day charter with limited crew requirements, DEEP BLUE is a support vessel which can accommodate up to 12 passengers. Moreover, the choice of engines includes an inboard diesel and a class 4 water jet, ensuring a 25 to 30 knot cruise speed. The large platform on the back for the C-Explorer submarines is equipped with a hydraulic platform that can lower down the underwater craft when launching is required.

DEEP BLUE superyacht support vessel - Layout

DEEP BLUE superyacht support vessel - Layout

“The Deep Blue is the accomplishment of my yachting experiences,” added Cedric Ardoin. “This basic version can easily be personalised, by adding for instance crew cabins or research laboratories, extending the application to match the exact nature of the client’s need”.

Last Minute Caribbean, Bahamas and British Virgin Islands yacht charter

February 12, 2015

Let us help you to organise your last minute Caribbean, Bahamas or British Virgin Islands yacht charter and enjoy the last of this winter’s yachting season with your family, friends or colleagues in style, luxury and comfort. Motor yacht ONE MORE TOY, super yacht COCKTAILS and two fantastic catamarans THE BIG DOG and LIR are only a few of the many charter yachts available at a special rate. Contact us for the full VIP list of last minute specials in the Caribbean or anywhere around the world.

Bahamas - Photo credit to Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

Bahamas - Photo credit to Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

47,24m (155ft) Motor Yacht ONE MORE TOY

Luxury yacht ONE MORE TOY boasts of classic beauty, exquisite style and elegance. She is currently offering a reduced rate of US$125,000 per week plus expenses for any Caribbean yacht vacations during the month of February, for charters of 7 days or more. One More Toy offers a generous main saloon, with large panoramic windows providing for plenty of natural light and beautiful views of her surroundings.

Yacht ONE MORE TOY

Yacht ONE MORE TOY

The fabulous sun deck is well equipped for day time use, with a Catalina hot tub, sun pads and a gas barbecue. There is also a wet bar with five stools and a refrigerator. Charter guests can enjoy sun deck cocktails and canapés relaxing on the U-shaped bench with seating for eight, or the eight chaise lounges with cushions and teak side tables. For guests’ convenience there is an elevator connecting all decks on board. Read more about ONE MORE TOY yacht here…

Yacht ONE MORE TOY -  Sundeck Hot Tub

Yacht ONE MORE TOY - Sundeck Hot Tub

47m (157ft) Super Yacht COCKTAILS

Built by American yacht builder Trinity Yachts, the 47m super yacht COCKTAILS offers all of the luxuries charter guests and discerning clients could wish for. She is available for Caribbean or Bahamas yacht charter during the months of February and March, 2015 at a reduced rate of US$175,000 per week plus expenses. Her spacious interior features traditional styling with natural timbers well balanced with fine marble, glass and bespoke art throughout.

Motor Yacht COCKTAILS

Motor Yacht COCKTAILS

COCKTAILS yacht is well equipped for fantastic entertainment both indoors and out. Her upper deck skylounge is accessible from starboard side foyer and represents a great entertaining venue. There is a comfortable lounge, a games table, wet bar, day head as well as full visual and audio systems. Included in her features list is an impressive array of large TV monitors which are all capable of split-screen displays, data overlays, and the like. She is a true entertainment palace and boasts one of the most advanced electrical entertainment systems around. The main deck of the saloon provides a shaded deck space, with outdoor lounge seating, cocktail tables and a wet bar. The upper deck has an alfresco dining option, ample seating and a shaded area. Read more about COCKTAILS yacht here…

Luxury Yacht COCKTAILS -   Aft Deck

Luxury Yacht COCKTAILS - Aft Deck

18,9m (62ft) Catamaran Yacht THE BIG DOG

Refitted in 2014, catamaran yacht THE BIG DOG is a fantastic option for those looking for a smaller yet spacious vessel. Catamarans are renowned for their spaciousness and stability, and this vessel is no exception. With accommodation in four cabins, eight charter guests will find comfort and a great retreat aboard THE BIG DOG. She is currently offering a 15% discount of any British Virgin Islands yacht charters taken before March 7th, 2015.

THE BIG DOG catamaran

THE BIG DOG catamaran

This catamaran offers light and airy interior in a contemporary style. Warm woods and rich blue furnishings create a lovely nautical theme and relaxed ambience. The open-plan saloon is well suited for socialising and offers an L-shaped sofa and formal dining on the starboard side, with a complete wet bar to port. The spacious aft deck provides an excellent entertaining venue with an al fresco dining option. Read more about THE BIG DOG yacht here…

THE BIG DOG catamaran - Alfresco dining

THE BIG DOG catamaran - Alfresco dining

20,44m (67ft) Charter Catamaran LIR

This Victoria 67 catamaran yacht LIR is another exceptional yacht offering a 15% discount on the all-inclusive rates  during the month of February for any Caribbean boat rental vacation. Accommodation for 8 charter guests is spread between four comfortable cabins with fresh, modern interior. LIR is well suited for families or groups of friends, wishing to sail in style and ultimate comfort.

Luxury catamaran LIR

Luxury catamaran LIR

LIR’s open plan living areas invite charter guests to completely unwind. The main saloon offers a generous seating area, coffee table and TV entertainment system and on the starboard side there is a modern galley. Aft of the saloon, sliding glass doors open out onto the guest cockpit, creating a vast entertainment area, which includes plenty of seating, a large teak dining table as well as side and aft sun pads and shade. For more information about LIR yacht read here or check out this interesting interview with Captain Chris Stollery…

Luxury catamaran LIR

Luxury catamaran LIR

CARIBBEAN YACHT VACATIONS

There is no wonder why the Caribbean is one of the most popular yachting destinations in the world. Renowned for the beautiful white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, warm winds as well as the interesting cultures, it represents the perfect destination to be explored and enjoyed aboard a luxury yacht. With the huge selection of destinations and islands, your Caribbean boat rental vacation itinerary will be created based on your dreams and desires and could include popular destinations such as Antigua, St Barths, Anguilla, St Martin, the British Virgin Islands, the US Virgin Islands or the Grenadines. However, you could choose to avoid these popular places and embark on an exploration of the less known, more exotic islands of the Caribbean. Our charter brokers are at your complete disposal in creating your dream holiday and will be happy to assist you with the right choices in terms of yachts as well as destinations.

Anegada - Photograph credit to BVI Tourist Board

Anegada - Photograph credit to BVI Tourist Board

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS YACHT CHARTER

‘BVI Yacht Charter’ is amongst the most popular yachting vacations in the Caribbean, offering relaxed sailing, lovely places for snorkelling as well as breath-taking beaches. British Virgin Islands are also a sought-after destination for many mega yachts and luxury superyachts thanks to the unparalleled beauty of its anchorages and serenity. BVI is made up of around 50 volcanic islands, cays and islets providing a varied and large sailing area to discover. Some of the most popular destinations in the British Virgin Islands include Tortola, Jost Van Dyke, Anegada, Virgin Gorda or the Norman Island.

Kayaking in the BVI - Photographs © BVI Tourist Board

Kayaking in the BVI - Photographs © BVI Tourist Board

BAHAMAS  BOAT RENTAL

Spreading over more than 700 islands and many more cays, the Bahamas boasts vast areas to cruise and enjoy aboard a luxury charter yacht. The alluring sea is undoubtedly the most important feature of this paradise on earth, rimmed by some of the most spectacular coral reefs on earth. The reefs offer natural protection from the lashing waves of the open sea and they also provide shelter to many small marine species. Diving and snorkelling is one of the many activities yacht charterers engage in, in addition to various water sports activities offered by their boats in terms of water toys and equipment. There are numerous natural wonders to be discovered including Harrison’s Cave, the Orchid World, Whim Gully or the Andromeda Gardens.

Kayak in Eleuthera - Photo credit to Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

Kayak in Eleuthera - Photo credit to Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

If you are interested in more information or would like to enquire about other destinations around the world, please don’t hesitate to contact our experienced and professional team of brokers here.