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Codecasa announces launch of Hull F76 from its Vintage Series

June 20, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

The first Codecassa 43 Full Beam luxury yacht from the Vintage Series – Hull F76 – has been launched from the Codecasa manufacturing yard in Viareggio, Italy. The following is a press release from Codecasa.

Press Release

The Codecasa Shipyards are proud to announce that they have just launched their new CODECASA 43 Full Beam – Serie Vintage – Hull F76.

The launching took place today, June 16th, 2016 at 10.30 am, at the Codecasa production facility in the Darsena of Viareggio.

CODECASA 43 Full Beam – Serie Vintage - Hull F76.

CODECASA 43 Full Beam – Serie Vintage – Hull F76

The new Hull F76 was built following a now tried-and-tested project of the Yard, while the Interiors were designed by Tommaso Spadolini, in co-operation with the in-house Interior Designers. The Interiors are featured by the light and natural  tones of the oak wood, of the stones and the fabric and an understated yet classy elegance is the keynote throughout the Yacht.

The Yacht is equipped with two Caterpillar 3512C main engines (1.650 HP each at 1,800 rpm) and she is able to reach a top speed of 16.5 knots in light displacement conditions as well as a range of 4,000 nautical miles at the cruising speed of 11 knots. She can assure a comfortable cruising in any weather and sea conditions, thanks to the high building Standards, the large exterior spaces and the remarkable interior volumes, which are slightly under 500 tons GRT.

Silver Wind open for Mediterranean charter

June 20, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

Built in 2014, 44m/143ft superyacht SILVER WIND from ISA was a finalist in 3 categories at the Showboats Design Awards 2015 and 1 category at the World Superyachts Awards 2015:

  • Exterior Design & Styling Award – Motor Yacht below 500GT (SDA 2015)
  • Interior Design Award – Motor Yacht below 500GT (SDA 2015)
  • Environmental Protection Award (SA 2015), and;
  • Semi-displacement or Planing Motor Two Deck Motor Yacht – 38m and above (WSA 2015)


For entertaining and viewing as much of the magic of the Mediterranean in one trip, superyacht SILVER WIND is an impressive choice: a cruising speed of 26 knots will make her one of the fastest yachts in the Mediterranean Sea. The smooth interior finish and simple elegance of SILVER WIND make her ideally suited for corporate charter events.

Luxury yacht SILVER WIND - Saloon

Luxury yacht SILVER WIND – Saloon

SILVER WIND sleeps up to 8 guests in through 1 master suite, 1 VIP stateroom and 3 double cabins. With carrying capacity for 8 crew members, the minutiae can be taken care of so that all guests need do is sit back and enjoy the experience. Luxury yacht SILVER WIND is available this summer from €155,000 per week plus expenses.

Interested in chartering SILVER WIND or looking for a different luxury yacht to charter? Contact CharterWorld.

Charter Seven Sins to Tahiti this autumn

June 20, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

Take a charter to the unspoiled and intoxicating beauty of French Polynesia this September and October aboard 44m/144ft superyacht SEVEN SINS. Built in 2005 by Heesen and refitted in 2015, luxury yacht SEVEN SINS contains all the latest technology – including a home cinema and karaoke in the skylounge – for exceptional performance and entertainment.

Luxury yacht SEVEN SINS

Luxury yacht SEVEN SINS

From the octagonal Jacuzzi to the Hammam steam room and sauna, SEVEN SINS provides no end of opportunity to unwind and relax into the laid-back atmosphere of Tahiti. The sun pads and shaded alfresco dining areas on the upper and lower aft decks offer spectacular views of the South Pacific islands.

Inside, the spacious main saloon is adorned in Cherrywood and Makassar furniture to create an inviting seating area for socialising and entertaining. Floor to ceiling windows allow daylight and moonlight to cascade through from the outside.

Luxury yacht SEVEN SINS - saloon

Luxury yacht SEVEN SINS – saloon

As an approved RYA Sports Centre, SEVEN SINS offers the perfect opportunity to spend hours enjoying the azure waters of the South Pacific whilst earning a jet-ski certificate. SEVEN SINS has a great range of water toys, including 2 SeaDoo personal water craft, 1 Seabob and 1 wakeboard, beach games and 1 Castoldi Jet tender.

SEVEN SINS can accommodate 10 guests in 5 rooms: 1 master suite, 2 VIP staterooms and 2 twin cabins. Up to 8 crew can comfortably man the vessel and ensure that French Polynesia is every bit as remarkable to experience as it is to look at.

Available from €125,000 per week, plus expenses, SEVEN SINS is ready to provide not-so-guilty pleasures in one of the finest destinations in the South Pacific. Contact CharterWorld for more information.

Motor yacht Irimari for charter in Mediterranean

June 19, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

60m Sunrise Yacht IRIMARI from above

60m Sunrise Yacht IRIMARI from above

Stunningly elegant, 63m/207ft motor yacht IRIMARI was built by Sunrise Yachts in 2015 and made it to the finalists in 3 categories at the Showboats Design Awards 2016 and 1 category at the Superyacht Awards 2016:

  • Exterior Design & Styling Award – Motor Yacht over 500GT (SDA 2016)
  • Interior Design Award (SDA 2016)
  • Naval Architecture Award – Displacement Motor Yacht (SDA 2016), and;
  • Displacement Motor Yachts 1,300GT – 2,999GT (SA 2016)
Superyacht IRIMARI - Exterior

Superyacht IRIMARI – Exterior

Relax after lunch on the expansive sundeck, where guests can grab a drink from the bar before heading to the contemporary Jacuzzi complete with glass wall. Lounging and alfresco dining on the aft deck will provide plenty of opportunities to watch the sun set over the Ionian Sea, or the Mediterranean islands drifting by at a cruising speed of 12 knots.

Superyacht IRIMARI - Jacuzzi and bar

Superyacht IRIMARI – Jacuzzi and bar

The refined interior of superyacht IRIMARI will provide welcome shade and comfort on the hottest days. Every piece of furniture is designed to match the décor not only in colour scheme but texture and finish. A mirror-like dining table fits seamlessly with the chandelier and rings accenting the wooden wood floor in the dining area, and the royal blue sofas in the lounges only draw more attention to the spacious surroundings and light coming in through the glass panelled walls.

Superyacht IRIMARI

Superyacht IRIMARI

IRIMARI has an impressive array of water toys stored aboard, including wake boards, jet skis, seabobs and several kinds of inflatables for a different activity each day of the charter. As an approved RYA Water Sports Centre, there has never been a better time to learn a new skill in the clear waters of the Mediterranean.

Luxury yacht IRIMARI can host up to 12 guests throughout 6 cabins: 1 master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. She can also comfortably lodge up to 18 crew to ensure that busy evenings of entertaining run smoothly from expert service.

Luxury yacht IRIMARI - Cabin

Luxury yacht IRIMARI – Cabin

Available for private hire and corporate yacht charter and events from €460,000 per week plus expenses, IRIMARI will excel as a venue for both formal and informal affairs. Make your charter reservation through CharterWorld now to avoid disappointment.

Award winning luxury yacht Vicky ready for Mediterranean charter

June 19, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

For guests looking for a luxury charter aboard a vessel packed full of activities and amenities, the prestigious 73m/238ft VICKY is available for Mediterranean charters. Winner of three categories and a finalist in four others, VICKY is sure to elicit the approval of even the most fastidious passengers.

Vicky superyacht by Proteksan Turquoise

VICKY superyacht by Proteksan Turquoise


  • Interior Layout Award: Motor Yachts (SDA 2013)
  • Recreational Area for Guest Use Award (SDA 2013), and;
  • Quality and value award (SA 2013)


  • Best Displacement Motor Yacht of 1,300GT to 2,999GT (approximately 60m – 84m) (WDA 2013)
  • Interior Design Award: Displacement Motor Yachts 200′+ (SDA 2013)
  • Exterior Design & Styling Award: Displacement Motor Yachts 200′+ (SDA 2013), and;
  • Naval Architecture Award: Motor Yachts (SDA 2013)

Built by Proteksan Turquoise in 2012 with interior and exterior design by H2 Yacht Design, VICKY features light contemporary décor with distinctive finishing touches throughout, such as the two-tier atrium in the main saloon and the lift for ease of access.

H2 designed Vicky Yacht - Exterior

H2 designed VICKY Yacht – Exterior

From the deck Jacuzzi and alfresco dining spaces to the helipad and spa, VICKY has all the benefits of a luxury mobile leisure centre and more. There is no end to the activities that guests can pursue during their charter, including entertaining on the piano or keeping fit in the gym.

For guests who love their sports, luxury yacht VICKY has sat-TV and on-demand channels – perfect for a night in or when the Mediterranean weather isn’t living up to expectations. Need to make an important call? Her sat-com means that keeping in touch with the outside world from your remote beach paradise has never been easier.

Superyacht VICKY - upper saloon

Superyacht VICKY – upper saloon

The spacious tender garage houses a limo and a chase tender and one RIB for exploring the lagoons and reefs that are too shallow for VICKY to reach. With 6 Seabobs, 2 Waverunners, a floating pool and an inflatable water park to name some of the copious water toys VICKY has to offer, family and friends will fill hours through fun in the water.

Accommodating 12 guests in 7 rooms, (1 master suite, 1 VIP stateroom and 5 twin cabins) and housing up to 19 crew, superyacht VICKY covers all the sleeping arrangements for a restful getaway without any need to lift a finger.

Motor yacht VICKY is available from €550,000 for the summer low season in the Mediterranean. To find out more information and to reserve your charter, contact CharterWorld today.

Cocoa Bean available for Mediterranean and Caribbean charter

June 19, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

2014 built 74m/243ft luxury yacht COCOA BEAN is available for charter this summer in the Mediterranean and this winter in the Caribbean.

Superyacht COCOA BEAN

Superyacht COCOA BEAN

Feel like a true explorer this year and charter this beautiful motor yacht to far-flung islands and flamboyant coastal cities each with their own unique charm and culture. The grand interior design contains a nautical theme throughout, from the seabird murals in the dining area to the outdoor lanterns and plants at the beach club.

Cocoa Bean - Bridge Deck Saloon

Cocoa Bean – Bridge Deck Saloon

Take advantage of the alfresco dining options available across the decks, or soak away tiredness in the deck Jacuzzi accompanied by uninterrupted views of Croatia or St Barts. COCOA BEAN also features an expansive deck bar and lounging area, great for relaxing with a good book whilst taking in the warm sea breeze.

Cocoa Bean - bar

Cocoa Bean – bar

The toy chest is bursting with activities, with equipment ranging from SeaDoo jet skis, water skis and kayaks to Scuba diving equipment for closer encounters with the marine life. For guests who want to stay dry or work out at night, the gym has a large selection of equipment to tone muscles and improve cardiac fitness.

Luxury motor yacht COCOA BEAN is able to sleep 12 guests in 1 master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 2 double cabins, 2 tripe cabins and 2 twin cabins and can carry a crew of 19 With extra features such as a barbecue and a lift (elevator) for ease of access, COCOA BEAN has all the additional benefits of a luxury yacht designed for socialising and entertainment.

Contact CharterWorld for more information on prices (starting from €575,000 per week) and availability throughout the coming months.

Press Release: Perini Navi delivers 60th yacht – 38m S/Y Dahlak

June 18, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

The Perini Navi group has cause to celebrate: they have just delivered their 60th luxury yacht to its owner, who is delighted with the design and engineering features customised to meet his requirements. ‘Dahlak’ is a 38m luxury sailing yacht designed by Perini Navi (interior) and Phillippe Briand (exterior) and named after the Red Sea archipelago where her owner sailed as a child. The following is a Press Release from Perini Navi.

Perini Navi delivers 60th yacht – 38m S/Y Dahlak

The Perini Navi Group, leaders in the design and construction of super yachts, has delivered the company’s 60th yacht at the Picchiotti yard in La Spezia, Italy.  This stunning aluminium sloop is the second in the Perini Navi series of 38m performance sailing yachts, designed in collaboration with naval architect Phillippe Briand.

“It’s a profoundly emotional moment for me. This is something I have envisioned for a lifetime,” said the owner on the occasion of the handover.  “The Perini Navi team listened and understood my requirements.  I’m an owner who wants to sail the boat himself.  I also don’t want to have the engines running while sailing, or during the night.  At Perini Navi, I found a very positive environment where I could express my vision, this is reflected in the finished yacht.  Together with the team, we achieved this – these are true evolutions in sailing.”

Perini Navi 38m luxury sail yacht DAHLAKK

Perini Navi 38m luxury sail yacht DAHLAK

S/Y Dahlak exemplifies Perini Navi’s commitment to innovation and build excellence.  World renowned for pure sailing freedom, Perini Navi’s proprietary sail handling system enables the owner to sail this impressive 38m yacht singlehanded with ease.  The state of the art electric captive winches, controlled by one joystick, ensure efficient and controlled manoeuvres.  While the innovative Lithium polymer battery system enables the yacht to be operated purely under battery power, including while sailing, without the need of a generator.

Designed by Perini Navi’s interior architects, S/Y Dahlak has a luminous, contemporary interior with the finest materials and attention to detail.

“This is an excellent example of how Perini Navi evolves with our clients.  Building on our inhouse expertise, our team has delivered the most innovative sail handling and stored power systems to date,” said Enrico Dell’Artino, CEO of Perini Navi.



Yard : Perini Navi
Type : Sailing yacht
Guests : 6
Crew : 4
Cabins : 3
Length : 38.15 m / 125.9 ft
Beam : 8.36 m / 275.88 ft
Draft : 3.5 m / 11.55 ft
Year of built : 2016
Classification : ABS
Displacement : Sailing

Type of engine : Diesel
Brand : Caterpillar
Model : C32
Engine power : 560 hp
Total power : 560 hp
Maximum speed : 13 knots
Cruising speed : 11 knots
Range : 1700 nm

Gross tonage : 171
Hull : Aluminium
Superstructure : GRP
Decking : Teak
Decks : 2
Interior designer : Perini Navi
Exterior designer : Philippe Briand

Red Yacht Design unveils 50m luxury yacht concept ‘Stella’

June 16, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

Turkish design studio Red Yacht Design has unveiled its latest hull concept: a sleek and sophisticated 50m luxury yacht by the name of ‘Stella’. Specifically conceived for Mengi-Yay Yachts, the luxury yacht is expected to be taken from the drawing table to market availability within just 24 months.

STELLA concept design from Red Yacht Studios

STELLA concept design from Red Yacht Studios

Stella will feature more than just an expansive sundeck with a pool and beach club: Stella is to be kitted out with top of the range water toys. Her garage will host water skis, diving equipment and a tender every bit as refined as her own design.

Following the true contemporary vision of our time, Red Yacht Design has placed emphasis on space utilisation and ease of movement. As such, the internal layout will not be fixed as the design passes into the hands of Mangi-May Yachts for construction. Current plans put the master suite at the front of the vessel for maximum privacy and to allow for a private spa complete with 2 balconies. However, guests can expect to find unsurpassed comfort in any one of her five suites.

STELLA concept design from Red Yacht Studios

STELLA concept design displaying upper and lower aft decks

Stella will bring together high performance, beauty and guest contentment to ensure that she is a highly desirable luxury yacht once she is available for charter.

Length Overall 49.8 m
Hull Length 48 m
Beam 9 m
Draft 2.3 m
Displacement (lightship) 350 t

Fuel Tank Capacity 60.000 L
Fresh Water Capacity 12.000 L
Black & Gray Water Capacity 4.000 L

Engine Power 2 X MTU 16V 4000 M90 2720KW
Max Speed 24 Knot
Cruise Speed 14 Knot
Range 3.000 Nautical Mile

Full Beam Master Suite with Study & Private Spa
2 Double Guest Cabins
2 Twin Guest Cabins

The Best Superyacht Spas

June 16, 2016

Written by Rebecca Pascoe

Not only do superyachts exude charm, style and elegance, they have many other fantastic features too. Some are large enough to have onboard gyms, swimming pools, Jacuzzis, tender garages and amazing spas. Superyacht charters offer a sense of freedom and the opportunity to spend your time as you wish. Sunbathe all day long, have a refreshing and soothing massage or sit on the aft deck with a cool drink. What could be better?

Lady Britt's Spa

Lady Britt’s Spa

1. Lady Britt’s On-The-Water Spa – if you want to pamper yourself while on vacation sailing to exotic destinations, use the beautiful spa onboard this spacious superyacht. It has a magnificent Finnish sauna which opens out on to the ocean so you can take a cool swim in the sea. Why not have your hair cut and styled in the hairdressing salon? Or for the more energetic, work out in the well-equipped gymnasium. There’s also a huge spa pool on the sun deck.

Serene’s Spa

Serene’s Spa

2. Serene’s Snowy Spa – as the name suggests this superyacht has a snow room as well as a sauna. The snow room is an innovative addition to the Serene and is a winter oasis where guests can escape from the hot sun. A thermal suite is kept between -6C and 0C, with powdery snow and even has occasional snow flurries throughout the day. Guests can benefit from this unique snow room, the low temperature increases the blood circulation in the body to strengthen the immune system.

J'Ade Megayacht

J’Ade Megayacht

3. J’Ade’s Spa – the J’Ade has one of the top spas ever created onboard a superyacht. This beautifully stylish spa offers an absolutely amazing Turkish Bath for relaxing your mind and body. With bright green mosaic tiles, reminiscent of some of the most exclusive baths in Turkey, the bath onboard the J’Ade is a place where you can go to indulge yourself in sheer and blissful luxury.



4. Moonraker’s Spa – luxury, peace and tranquility are words that spring to mind when using Moonraker’s Experiential Spa. Beautiful colors and aromas exude from this delightful spa along with programmable water jets in the shower. The water jets can alter your mood and energy ready for an enjoyable evening dining on the aft deck, having a drink or two with friends or family.



5. The Solandge – this luxurious superyacht definitely has one of the top spas. It features a sauna with a custom-made glass wall, beauty salon, massage room and a hammam. Unwind, relax and enjoy every moment onboard the Solandge with a spa that has everything you could possibly wish for and more.

Sherakhan’s Spa

Sherakhan’s Spa

6. Sherakhan’s Mosaic decorated Spa – expect to be awe struck when you first visit this spectacular mosaic decorated spa onboard the Sherakhan. With hand-crafted mosaic walls next to a cold water tub, a glass bottom spa pool that seats 18 people and a Finnish sauna, this spa is just awesome. Spend time in the spa to refresh and rejuvenate the mind and body, it really does work!

If there’s a feature that you want that will absolutely make or break your holiday, let CharterWorld find it for you and source the best luxury yachts to meet your specifications. Contact us with your requirements and we will be in touch.

6 Expert Tips For The Ideal Yacht Charter

June 15, 2016

Written by Rebecca Pascoe

Chartering a luxury yacht to some of the most exotic, most isolated spots on the planet can become the most rewarding and satisfying ways to travel, explore and experience. Yet one charter may in no way reflect the next adventure – or misadventure – even when taken to the same location.  Bad experiences can happen in all areas of the tourism industry: Ensure that the gloss doesn’t come off at any point during your yacht charter experience by following these all-important tips.

1. Use a Charter Broker.

You may have heard this advice more than once before, but that’s because it’s true.

And by charter broker I mean retail charter broker. These guys represent you and you alone on your holiday quest. They represent you before your trip to get the right yacht and crew. During, to ensure things run smoothly. And, even after the charter has finished in some cases. Yes, their incentive is to get a sale, but more than that it’s to get you coming back again (and hopefully with friends). For this reason alone, they will give you the top insider advice, the best yacht and the finest service possible to achieve this. Somehow plenty of confusion remains about what a charter broker actually is and what they even do. So let’s clarify:

A charter broker is certainly not a central agent. Central agents legally represent the yacht’s owner, not you and often you won’t know by how they conduct themselves alone. This is a type of broker or brokerage company that directly markets and represents the yacht owner and his yacht and then with duplicity, act like they are helping you. Their real incentive is to sell you the boats they only directly represent and their real incentive is to make sure the owners are happy, because that’s who they work for. They may even want to really help you, in their ‘heart of hearts’, however whether they like it or not, this situation is by definition a classic conflict of interest. And it often ends in tears. Especially if anything goes wrong and you need someone in your corner. The central agents won’t help you, they will help the owner.

In other words, be aware. Make sure your broker is an impartial retail broker who has access to all the yachts and has no incentive to push one boat over the other. Make sure your broker is both in a position and has the leverage to ‘bat for your corner’ if needed. The legitimate impartial retail brokers have both the knowledge and the incentive to give you the best deal so that you come back happy and book again one day, and maybe even refer your friends.

And, while we are talking about the benefits of a retail charter broker, it goes without saying that you should never use a travel agent to book a crewed yacht charter. This is a very specialist area and travel agents do not have the first idea about how to represent you properly in this arena. They just want quick commission like with a resort (and who can blame them?). They have no expertise, experience or back up to offer you whatsoever.

2. The crew IS as important as the yacht.

Actually, to optimise your holiday experience, I would say that the calibre of the crew is actually more important than the physical yacht selection. The quality of crew on a yacht still varies wildly in this industry and even more so in various parts of the world. You don’t want to be stuck with a bad crew. You need the best crew. Your broker has access to many reviews of crew so they should be able to find you a good one. Ideally, you should be matched with a crew that will be suitable for your own character and for what type of holiday you want. If you want a family holiday with plenty of wholesome water activities, then certain crews are far better suited to this. Similarly, if you want to have friends on for a party most nights, then others crews will be better suited to your requirements.

I know that it seems counter intuitive to place crew quality alongside the size, value and newness of a yacht but it cannot be overstated how important the crew are. Just remember, when selecting a yacht for charter, you are also selecting the people on board who run the boat and who can make or break your vacation.

3. Be realistic about the season.

If you want a vacation at a certain time of the year, then study up on your weather. Summer holidays are best spent in Europe or the South Pacific. The Caribbean and Asia are best for winter holidays. The various shoulder seasons sitting between these main travel times do become a little more complicated. The weather in different locations can change quickly and it can be a bit tricky to get it right. Your broker can tell you the best places to visit at any time of the year. Or, if you know you want to see a certain area, then they can tell you when to, and when not to, consider booking.

4. Don’t be afraid to go off the beaten track.

The vast majority of luxury yacht charters take place in the Mediterranean. That’s a fact and there is very good reason for this. Plenty of cultural and natural variety lends a hand, as does proximity to population centres. There’s a reason most of the yachts are here. However, if you see the opportunity to go somewhere different you should definitely give that option a chance. Occasionally, great boats (meaning nice yachts that are complimented with great crews) cruise further afield on world trips. You can sometimes pick up a once in a lifetime experience in an exotic location with an excellent yacht.

5. Communicate your preferences.

Take a little time to consider what you really want and what will work for you and your group. Preference sheets include everything from food and wine to music and shore-based reservations. It doesn’t take long to communicate your wishes to your broker but it’s certainly it. This doesn’t need to stop once you get on board, either. Definitely keep in direct touch with your broker. Give them a call or email them if you desire changes, have questions, or even (heaven forbid) have any problems you need taken care of. The sooner you tell your broker what you want, the sooner they can make it happen.

6. Last but not least: RELAX!

By the time most people finish their charter they are in the desired state of relaxation. It’s a pity sometimes that it doesn’t happen sooner. It commonly takes a couple of, some would say wasted, days to let the relaxation wash over. If you can try to flick the switch and make the mental adjustment to relax as soon as you are aboard, then you can maximise the time you are ‘in the zone’ and having the time of your life.

Have a luxury yacht or a destination in mind? Contact the experienced charter brokers at CharterWorld and turn your fantasy into reality.