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Charter expedition yacht Seawolf this summer

July 10, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

59m/193ft superyacht SEAWOLF (ex.DOLCE FAR NIENTE) is available for immediate charter in the Mediterranean and also this winter in the Caribbean. Built in 1957 and refitted in 2013, luxury yacht SEAWOLF is a classic charter yacht offering the best in entertainment both in and out of the water.

M/Y SEAWOLF

M/Y SEAWOLF

DBR Huisman completed her engineering and exterior styling, retaining many of her original features whilst updating her for contemporary living and enhanced performance. The interior of luxury yacht SEAWOLF seamlessly incorporates the latest modern technology into warm, modern surroundings.

M/Y SEAWOLF - Main saloon

M/Y SEAWOLF – Main saloon

 

Dine in splendour on the main deck or take in the sea breeze with the available alfresco dining option. In either case, indulge in the succulent menu with choice dishes prepared by the crew’s award-winning chef.

Chef Diego Andra

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Spend your evenings socialising at the wet bar then take in the splendour of the French Riviera or the marvels of Corfu from the sizeable Jacuzzi. When in motion the swimming pool provides an ideal alternative to swimming in the sea and you can dry off afterwards while you watch a film in the comfortable main saloon.

 

SEAWOLF contains 2 tenders and a prime selection of water toys, including wave riders, water skis and windsurfers. With a certified dive instructor aboard, there is ample opportunity to learn how to scuba dive, or to improve on existing skills.

M/Y SEAWOLF - Diningroom

M/Y SEAWOLF – Diningroom

Able to accommodate 12 guests in 1 master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins, luxury charter yacht SEAWOLF provides a comfortable night’s rest surrounded by all the modern conveniences.

Charter this classic motor yacht in the Mediterranean this summer from €180,000 per week plus expenses. To find out more about luxury yacht SEAWOLF and her future destinations, contact CharterWorld.

AMELS is on the up and up – launch of massive 83-metre yacht HERE COMES THE SUN

July 09, 2016

Written by Mike Smith

The Dutch yacht builder Amels are definitely moving ahead with their biggest boat ever.

They have sent word that on the 30th of June 85m motor yacht ‘HERE COMES THE SUN’ was launched; the largest AMELS superyacht so far.

P/R: On 30 June the largest AMELS superyacht to date emerged at the Dutch luxury yacht builder’s yard in Vlissingen. The 83-metre HERE COMES THE SUN (272 ft) is the flagship of the AMELS Limited Editions range and perfectly on schedule for delivery by the end of the year.

Motor Yacht HERE-COMES-THE-SUN

Motor Yacht HERE-COMES-THE-SUN

“I knew she would be stunning,” comments the Owners’ representative and project manager Yavor Nenov after the yacht emerged from the huge 215-metre long AMELS Drydock 2. “She’s very impressive and I think she’s a credit to the yard and all the hundreds of craftsmen working on her.”

 

The first AMELS 272 has an exterior by Tim Heywood and interior by Winch Design. The graceful, feminine profile and long deck spaces disguise a large volume for her length with a Gross Tonnage of 2,827 over six decks.

Yacht “HERE COMES THE SUN is a wonderful example of Owners stepping up to larger yachts within the AMELS Limited Editions range,” says Rob Luijendijk, AMELS Managing Director. “Our approach gives Owners a great head start as well as the flexibility for customisation at the highest level. It also proves our large yacht building expertise – absolute top quality and smooth production.”

Amels yacht HERE COMES THE SUN at her Launch

Amels yacht HERE COMES THE SUN at her Launch

You can charter a selection of private Amels luxury yachts in a range of locations through CharterWorld, the specialist luxury charter company which offers expert & impartial advice and the best price boats.

Award-winning Twizzle available for Mediterranean charter

July 07, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

The multi-award-winning 2010 built luxury sailing yacht TWIZZLE is available for immediate charter in the Mediterranean and has availability for winter in the Caribbean.

57m Royal Huisman superyacht Twizzle

57m Royal Huisman superyacht Twizzle

Built by Royal Huisman, 58m/189ft TWIZZLE features external design from Redman Whitely Dixon. Todhunter Earle designed her recent 2015 interior refit focusing on a clean, light contemporary appearance to emphasise TWIZZLE’S internal space and lighting. Designed for entertainment, TWIZZLE is an excellent choice as a luxury charter for socialising with friends and family.

S/Y TWIZZLE - Lounging and dining area

S/Y TWIZZLE – Lounging and dining area

Showboats Design Awards 2011:

  • Winner – Interior Design Award: Sailing Yachts
  • Winner – Recreational Area for Guest Use Award
  • Finalist – Exterior Design & Styling Award: Sailing Yachts

World Superyacht Awards 2011:

  • Special commendation – Best Sailing Yacht in 45m+ size range

International Superyacht Society Awards 2011:

  • Winner – Best Interior
  • Winner – Best Sail 40 M+

With large open air deck spaces, luxury yacht TWIZZLE provides superb balance between indoor and outdoor living. Take advantage of the barbecue on the aft deck for sizzling, succulent alfresco dining, or relax in the saloon and watch TV on demand.

Sailing Yacht Twizzle built by Royal Huisman

Sailing Yacht Twizzle built by Royal Huisman

TWIZZLE’s tender garage contains 1 Castoldi Jet tender and her water toys range from towable toys to scuba diving equipment, kayaks and windsurfers, ensuring that there is plenty for every guest to do on their vacation.

The layout contains 1 master suite, 2 double cabins, 1 twin cabin and 1 convertible cabin, sleeping up to 8 guests and 11 crew to ensure a comfortable sailing experience throughout the Mediterranean.

Sailing yacht TWIZZLE is available to charter from €203,000 per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld today to discuss her upcoming availability.

Superyacht Okto available for Mediterranean charter

July 07, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

The beautiful and award-winning 66m/217ft luxury yacht OKTO is available for charter in Mediterranean waters this summer, and in the Caribbean this winter.

Motor yacht OKTO

M/Y OKTO

Built in 2012, superyacht OKTO was hailed as a game changing superyacht that would challenge the yacht building standards. Her engineering is top of the line, resulting in reduced noise and vibrations without sacrificing power: like any yacht her size, she is capable of cruising at 16 knots. As a result of her combined form and functionality, motor yacht OKTO won the Best Exterior Design category for yachts between 54 and 82 metres at the World Yacht Trophies 2014.

Luxury Yacht OKTO

Luxury Yacht OKTO

Featuring stunning monochrome interiors from the late Alberto Pinto, OKTO is a modern masterpiece the uses matt and reflective surfaces to skilfully control the light and ambiance on each deck.

From the saltwater or fresh water infinity pool to the mood-enhancing exterior lighting, luxury yacht OKTO will keep the party going long after the sun has disappeared over the Mediterranean horizon. The sundeck hosts a gym space and the inviting Jacuzzi offers uninterrupted views of the European coast.

M/Y OKTO - Main saloon and dining area

M/Y OKTO – Main saloon and dining area

The upper deck features an intimate cinema saloon which uses state of the art technology to bring out the best sound and visual effects. A large dining table for alfresco living and sun lounging area completes the deck, allowing you and your guests to take in the ocean air as you relax and read or socialise together.

Take to the water with one of the many tenders or water toys from motor yacht OKTO’s extensive tender garage. As an Approved RYS Water Sports Centre, there has never been a better opportunity to learn a new skill.

M/Y OKTO - Saltwater/Freshwater infinity pool

M/Y OKTO – Saltwater/Freshwater infinity pool

Effortlessly accommodating up to 10 guests in 1 master suite, 1 VIP suite, 2 double cabins and 1 single cabin, every guest will experience a restful night’s sleep and feel the advantage of reduced noise and vibrations from the high-tech engines. OKTO also sleeps up to 17 crew to ensure a smooth and stress-free environment throughout the journey.

Available immediately from €500,000 per week plus expenses, luxury yacht OKTO is an excellent charter choice for celebrating both corporate and personal milestones. Contact CharterWorld for availability now.

Ipanemas (ex Ouranos) returns for East Mediterranean charter

July 06, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

45m/147ft superyacht IPANEMAS is ready for charter in the East Mediterranean this summer. Previously known as OURANOS, this 2012 built luxury yacht has changed names to become IPANEMAS after she was sold to a new owner.

M/Y IPANEMAS - ex.OURANOS

M/Y IPANEMAS – ex.OURANOS

Designed to suit contemporary tastes, the interior of IPANEMAS uses minimal decoration and an open plan layout to enhance the already sizeable internal space. As a result, the main saloon and dining room create one large formal area which is flooded with light from the floor to ceiling windowpanes. A great space for formal entertaining, this bright and airy interior utilises the most state of the art audio visual entertainment systems to provide crisp sound and sharp visuals, whether watching a film as a family or catching up on the latest news and sports.

Settle in for a quiet night with a good book in the upper deck saloon, or shed away the cares of the day and make use of the on board expert masseuse or the beautiful deck Jacuzzi, where you can watch the charming coastal towns of Turkey sparkle into view.

Upper deck Jacuzzi. Image © Kurt Jay Bertels.

Upper deck Jacuzzi. Image © Kurt Jay Bertels.

For adrenaline seekers, IPANEMAS contains an on board gym, as well as a choice selection of water toys including jet skis, wakeboards, scuba diving equipment, kayaks, two tenders and much more.

Able to carry up to 9 crew and up to 12 guests in 1 master suite, 3 VIP staterooms, 2 twin cabins and 2 Pullman beds, IPANEMAS is a perfect yacht charter for families and small social groups looking to unwind after a long day exploring all that the Croatia has to offer.

Superyacht IPANEMAS - main deck aft lounging area.

Superyacht IPANEMAS – main deck aft lounging area.

Superyacht IPANEMAS is available from €140,000 per week plus expenses in the Eastern Mediterranean this summer season. Contact CharterWorld to find out about available charter dates and future charter destinations.

Superyacht Legend available for charter

July 05, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

77m/294ft LEGEND (ex GIANT I) is now available for charter in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe. Built in 1974 and refitted only this year, explorer yacht LEGEND features a stunning new contemporary interior which is as much at home in the icy north as the sunny south of Europe.

LEGEND launched

LEGEND relaunched after 2016 refit

The exterior design from M.E. Consulting features a large helipad which can be converted into a sun lounging area, a Jacuzzi on deck, a sheltered all-weather swimming pool and an alfresco dining area able to sit up to 26 guests.

Pamper your friends and family in superyacht LEGEND’s sumptuous interior from John Misiag Design. There is a beauty room full of the latest treatments and a spa offering expert massage therapies. The sauna room will sooth aching muscles and warm frozen feet after an adventure on the snow scooters.

MY LEGEND - Main salon rendering

M/Y LEGEND – Main salon rendering

Relax in the main saloon where magnificent white furnishings complement the many types of warm wood used for flooring and surrounds. Luxury yacht LEGEND is excellent for entertaining: make use of the comprehensive drinks selection at the bar and hire musicians to play on the stage, or show off your own talents.

For quiet nights in, there’s a movie theatre and video-on-demand from the satellite TV. The on board projector is ready to connect to a laptop for both formal meetings and launches, and for showing home videos to loved ones.

Whether exploring the fjords of Denmark or the coves of Croatia, this luxury charter has a comprehensive toy chest which can also be increased if you or your guests have something particular in mind. Kayaks, paddle-boards, scuba diving equipment, 2 fishing boat tenders make up only part of luxury yacht LEGEND’s tender garage.

MY LEGEND - Master suite rendering

M/Y LEGEND – Master suite rendering

MY LEGEND - Aft deck rendering

M/Y LEGEND – Aft deck rendering

With a layout consisting of 1 master suite, 2 VIP cabins, 4 double cabins, 4 twins and 2 convertible cabins, LEGEND effortlessly accommodates up to 26 guests. There is also room to accommodate up to 19 crew on your expedition or your commercial event.

Additional options include a helicopter and submarine charter: exploring above and below the water was never so easy. Charter this fabulous luxury yacht from €455,000 per week, plus expenses and take this expedition yacht to some of the most remote wildernesses on the planet. Contact CharterWorld for more information and to make a booking today.

Lauren L ready for July charter in Italy

July 01, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

90m/295ft motor yacht LAUREN L is ready for charter in Italian waters from July 5th in Naples, Italy, until the 24th in Cagliari, Sardinia.

Luxury yacht LAUREN L

90m Luxury yacht LAUREN L

LAUREN L (previously known as CONSTELLATION) is one of the largest yachts for charter in the global fleet, and as such she makes a splendid location for events and special occasions both quay-side and while in transit.

Pampering opportunities aboard this luxury charter are expansive, with amenities on offer including a spa, steam room, sauna, deck Jacuzzi, and a movie theatre to say nothing of the plethora of water toys and tenders on offer. Whether getting ready for a wedding or a big conference, the beauty room will ensure that all guests look their best before they go out in front of the cameras.

 

LAUREN L - Sauna

LAUREN L – Sauna

LAUREN L - Upper deck

LAUREN L – Upper deck with bar and Jacuzzi

Even after the main social event has concluded, the large outdoor spaces are put to good use with plenty of sunbathing opportunities and the fresh air and warm temperatures of the Mediterranean make a great environment for alfresco dining.

However long you charter LAUREN L, the list of on board activities will keep the children entertained: there is a large playroom and a games console for the older children, video on demand and wi-fi. For out on the water, the tender garage contains water skis, jet skis, wind surfers, wave riders and scuba diving equipment, to mention nothing of the inflatable toys.

LAUREN L - Saloon

LAUREN L – Saloon

LAUREN L - Dining room

LAUREN L – Dining room

Sleeping up to 36 guests and able to host quay-side events of up to 300 people, superyacht LAUREN L is an immaculate and fully functional party venue that creates the perfect atmosphere for memories that last a lifetime.

Contact CharterWorld today to find out more about features and availability.

Lowered rate for 50m Mariu in Sardinia

July 01, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

From the 15th July until the 22nd, superyacht MARIU is available for charter in Sardinia or Naples at a reduced rate of €200,000 per week. Built by Codecasa in 2003, 50m/164ft luxury yacht MARIU uses clean lines and muted colours both inside and out to create timeless welcoming surroundings. Designed for action-packed adventures, MARIU contains an exceptional collection of water toys and a gym for keeping fit and preparing for long hikes through the Mediterranean landscape.

Motor Yacht MARIU

Motor Yacht MARIU

Once you are done exploring the local coastline paths on the 3 mountain bikes, return to MARIU and relax in the on deck Jacuzzi with uninterrupted views of the coastal towns at night, or settle into the saloon to watch on-demand entertainment.

Interior of the lovely motor yacht MARIU

Interior of the lovely motor yacht MARIU

There is a different activity for every day of the week with MARIU‘s impressive selection of water toys: Jet skis, water skis, kayaks, wakeboards, windsurfers and kite surfers make up only a portion of what is on offer. As an approved RYA Water Sports Centre, guests of any age can learn new skills which will last a lifetime.

Alfresco dining on luxury yacht MARIU

Alfresco dining on luxury yacht MARIU

Sleeping up to 12 guests over 6 rooms (1 master suite, 1 VIP suite, 2 double cabins, 2 convertible cabins and 2 pullman beds) as well as 12 crew members, chartering MARIU will provide a small group of family and friends a relaxing experience this summer in the Mediterranean.

Save €25,000 when you book MARIU this summer season: Contact CharterWorld to find out more information and to make a reservation.

Christensen shipyard launches 50m Chasseur

June 29, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

After launching 50m superyacht SILVER LINING less than a week ago, Christensen has launched a second luxury yacht from its shipyard: 50m CHASSEUR. This feat was accomplished using a unique in-house built pulley system. A 130,000 pound steel cradle was turned into ‘a safe and reliable mini-dry dock launcher’ to overcome the issue of low water at launch. The Christensen shipyard has risen to the challenges presented to the luxury yacht market in recent years to come back stronger than ever.

50m Motor yacht CHASSEUR

50m Motor yacht CHASSEUR

Motor yacht CHASSEUR (right) beside sister yacht SILVER LINING launched less than a week earlier from the same shipyard.

Motor yacht CHASSEUR (right) beside sister yacht SILVER LINING, launched less than a week earlier from the same shipyard.

CHASSEUR will be available for charter in the Caribbean this winter season. Contact CharterWorld for more details and pricing.

Racing: days two and three in Palma de Mallorca

June 29, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

After three intense days of racing, the 20th Superyacht Cup in Palma de Mallorca has drawn to a close. Every crew put in a prime performance that made for attention-grabbing races on all three days of the event. The following article summarises the class winners for days 2 and 3 and names the overall winner of the 20th Superyacht Cup.

Day 2:

As spectators gathered, the second day of racing saw a repeat appearance of the perfect weather from the day before. 22 stunning superyachts prepared for the custom courses where participants in Classes A and B were to race 21.1 nm and Classes C and D needed to cover a shorter distance of 14.3 nm.

Sailing yacht KIBOKO DOS – Image © Claire Matches

When racing began at 13:00 the sea breeze blew around 8-11 knots. This was all the invitation 32m SEA WAVE required to be first across the starting line for Class A, followed closely by 45m MARI CHA III and 33m INOUÏ.

SEA WAVE took the lead from the first mark as WIN WIN and INOUÏ piled on the pressure in the race to the next mark.  It was only once WIN WIN passed the second mark that she caught up with the race leader and pulled ahead to become the first to reach the fourth and fifth markers and become the winner of Class A.

In Class B, P2 proved her worth once more, passing 35m SOJANA at the third mark 2 minutes and 55 seconds ahead before taking first place again, pushing GANESHA into second place.

Class C began neck and neck as TEMPUS FUGIT, KIBOKO DOS, STAY CALM, FIREBIRD and HEARTBEAT all rounded the first mark within one minute and nine seconds of each other. STAY CALM and KIBOKO DOS continued to compete for first as the second mark approached, but KIBOKO DOS broke out in front and won in Class C.

Two-masted gaff schooner MARIETTE of 1915 raced against 42m NAEMA and 60m GERMANIA NOVA to take the lead in Class D, making it her second win of the regatta. Second place went to new participant NAEMA, who finished 9 minutes and 42 seconds behind the lead.

 

Day 3:

The final day of the Palma de Mallorca Regatta was expected to have the lightest winds: 8-12 knots in the morning and 6-10 knots from 14:00. The race committee chose two courses designed to test each crew’s skill: a 20.6 mn course for Class A and a 17.8 nm course for Classes B, C and D.

Sailing yacht P2 – Image © Claire Matches

 

The racing day began at 13:00 as Class A SEA WAVE took the lead to round the first marker with Mari Cha III and Inouï following close behind. Mari Cha III overtook SEA WAVE in an effort to reach the second mark first and pull ahead. However, Mari Cha III was not the only yacht to overtake SEA WAVE and in the end  it was WIN WIN and UNFURLED who fought to reach the third mark ahead of the competition. In a similar scenario to day one, WIN WIN, SAUDADE AND UNFURLED competed for the fourth mark and the finish line, but it was UNFURLED who drew ahead to cross the finish line 1 minute 4 seconds ahead of SAUDADE.

P2 made great time from the very start of the Class B race, going on ahead of the rest of the competition to beat SOJANA to the third Porrasa mark by 1 minute and 45 seconds. As P2 passed the fourth mark and crossed the finish line it was regatta veteran GANESHA who was trailing closest behind.

Class C saw a close fight between TEMPUS FUGIT, KIBOKO DOS and newcomer FIREBIRD. The latter 27m sailing yacht pushed ahead of the two winners from earlier races, but couldn’t keep up the pace. 28m KIBOKO DOS closed the distance and overtook before the fourth mark, creating a gap of 1 minute and 44 seconds between them as she crossed the finish line.

MARIETTE of 1915 won both the first and second Class D races and intended to add a third win against competitors NAEMA and GERMANIA NOVA. After making it past the first and second marks ahead of her rivals, MARIETTE of 1915 was overtaken by GERMANIA NOVA who went on to finish 3 minutes and 49 seconds out in front.

Once corrections were applied, the overall class winners were:

Class A – WIN WIN

Class B – P2

Class C – TEMPUS FUGIT

Class D – MARIETTE of 1915

The winner of the Superyacht Cup 2016 was from Class A: WIN WIN. Her captain, Clive Walker, told spectators: “I’ve got a huge smile on my face. We’ve been trying to win a regatta ever since we launched the boat two years ago and we’ve finally done it, which is a huge relief. To be part of this team for the last eight years and having won [in the past with Scorpione dei Mari] as well is incredible, just fantastic. A win-win situation!”

At the regatta’s 20th prize-giving ceremony, the WIN WIN crew held high the winner’s trophy the ‘Big Bent Cleat’, looking as impressive as ever on its newly refitted base.

The Superyacht Cup also presented a €11,000 cheque to the Joves Navegants charity, a long-running sailing initiative on the island designed to improve the lives of underprivileged boys and girls. Donations give the chance for 8 young adults in a drug dependency programme the chance to sail 21m GALAXIE and learn about yacht maintenance, sail preparation and steering at sea. Other projects from Joves Navegants include circumnavigating Mallorca and Menorca and La Ruta de la Sal, a sailing regatta where at risk young adults sail GALAXIE between Barcelona and Ibiza.