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M/Y Step One still available for South of France charters

July 06, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to charter 55m/180ft luxury yacht STEP ONE in the South of France this summer: Built by Amels with the exterior styling of Tim Heywood and the interiors furnished by Laura Sessa, this is a stunning superyacht with impressive amenities to match, including a touch-and-go-helipad for receiving additional guests and a steam room in the beach club.

Luxury yacht STEP ONE - Built by Amels. Photo credit Amels

Luxury yacht STEP ONE – Built by Amels. Photo credit Amels

A finalist in the World Superyacht Awards 2013 for Best Displacement Motor Yacht of 500GT to 1,299GT (approximately 50m – 59m), every charter group can expect a phenomenal level of quality and performance from the Amels 180′ superyacht.

M/Y STEP ONE - Main salon aft view. Photo credit Amels

M/Y STEP ONE – Main salon aft view. Photo credit Amels

The lavish and contemporary open plan main salon uses pale wooden panelling and plum furnishings to create a warm and welcoming environment ideal for gatherings at any time of the day.

Motor yacht STEP ONE - Skylounge. Photo credit Amels

Motor yacht STEP ONE – Skylounge. Photo credit Amels

Enliven your evenings in the glamorous skylounge, where the grand piano will provide live entertainment while guests socialise. Continue the conversation on the upper deck aft, where guests can dine alfresco or sit around the stern under the stars.

Luxury yacht STEP ONE - Sundeck Jacuzzi and seating. Photo credit Amels

Luxury yacht STEP ONE – Sundeck Jacuzzi and seating. Photo credit Amels

The spectacular 155m² sundeck will prove a popular place for everyone on board: The forward sun loungers and sunpads are the perfect place to dry off and take a nap after a dip in the generous Jacuzzi, while the shaded bar and alfresco dining table offer lavish outdoor dining and drinks to revitalise every guest.

There is a great collection of water toys for exploring your Mediterranean destination, including 2 new Waverunners. Contact CharterWorld to find out about her latest offerings.

Superyacht STEP ONE - Master suite. Photo credit Amels

Superyacht STEP ONE – Master suite. Photo credit Amels

The accommodation layout is designed to sleep a maximum of 10 guests over 5 cabins: 1 Master suite and four double cabins which are convertible into 2 VIP staterooms. A professional crew of 13 will ensure that every guest on board receives a first class experience throughout their charter.

Motor yacht STEP ONE is available for charter in the South of France from €265,000 per week plus expenses. Her availability won’t last for long: Contact CharterWorld to reserve your dates now.

Charter superyacht Trending in the Western Mediterranean

June 22, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

50m/164ft luxury yacht TRENDING (ex.VANGO) is ready for charter in the Western Mediterranean this summer, with a 30% reduced rate off her weekly charter price for the remainder of June.

Luxury yacht TRENDING - Built by Westport

Luxury yacht TRENDING – Built by Westport

Built by Westport in 2006 and last refitted in 2016, her sparkling interios are the work of Donald Starkey while her exterior engineering and design were also completed by Donald Starkey for a cohesive appearance throughout. Among her features is a 10-person Jacuzzi on the sundeck, top of the range audio and visual equipment for film nights and video game entertainment as well as a lift (elevator) for ease of access across the levels.

On the main deck, the main salon features a timeless interior with wooden panelling framing the windows and white furnishings extending the sense of volume within. Guests will appreciate the comfortable sofas while they wait for everyone to gather for group activities, or to simply sit back and rest with reading material as you cruise to your next destination. The formal dining area is located forward within the same room and provides a lavish environment using contemporary and art deco accents for understated elegance.

Outside, the main aft deck aft is ready to entertain guests and visitors alike with an expansive lounging area serviced by the nearby bar. Guests can simply sit and enjoy the views, or head down the steps to the swim platform to access the glorious warm waters of St Tropez or National Park Cassis to make best use of the water toys.

“…just wanted to let you know that everything went perfectly fine, we had a lovely time and everyone enjoyed the trip. Trending was lovely, they took really good care of us. We just left and will miss it. Thank you for helping us with everything, we really appreciate it.”

- M/Y TRENDING, West Med, July 27 – Aug 2, 2016

On the upper deck, the skylounge offers a cosy corner and an escape from the bustle of the main group for guests looking to rest indoors with their own recreational activities, and at night the whole deck comes alive with the wet bar servicing the formal dining area on the upper deck aft. Forward of the upper deck, the sunseekers can gather on the sunloungers and spend a lazy afternoon soaking in the Mediterranean atmosphere before preparing for a night of partying along the French Riviera.

Superyacht TRENDING comes with an excellent range of water toys, and with her status as an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre and PADI Certified Dive Centre, guests will never be at a loss for things to do among the beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean. The equipment includes:

  • 4 x paddleboards
  • 2 x Waverunners
  • 2 x Seabobs
  • 2 x Sea scooters
  • 2 x kayaks
  • 1 x kitesurfer
  • 1 x wakeboard
  • 1 x waterskate
  • water skis
  • Scuba diving equipment
  • snorkelling equipment
  • beach games, and
  • inflatable and towable toys

The accommodation layout sleeps a maximum of 12 guests over 6 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 2 double cabins, 1 twin cabin and 1 single cabin with 1 Pullman berth ideal for children. A professional crew of 10 will provide everything you require for a fantastic holiday in the world’s most popular charter grounds.

Motor yacht TRENDING is available in the Western Mediterranean from €210,000 per week plus expenses, with a 30% discount for the remainder of June. Contact CharterWorld today to secure your dates aboard this popular superyacht.

Superyacht Video: 73M HASNA by Feadship leaving for Rotterdam

June 22, 2017

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The 73-metre HASNA was captured this morning by Danny Romani in Alphen aan den Rijn ready to cruise towards the port of Rotterdam. Designed by RWD /Reymond Whiteley Dixon with naval architecture by De Voogt Naval Architects and high-quality construction by the Dutch shipyard Feadship, the superyacht can accommodate up to twelve guests and a crew of twenty-one. One of the main features of HASNA is her large swimming pool on the main deck and the placement of guests cabins aft of the engine room, allowing comfortable access to the beach club.

Charter motor yacht Diane in the Mediterranean

May 11, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

43m/141ft superyacht DIANE is ready for charter in the Mediterranean this summer. Built in 2007 by Benetti, her exterior design is the work of Stefano Natucci while her interiors were completed by Zuretti.

Luxury yacht DIANE - Built by Benetti

Luxury yacht DIANE – Built by Benetti

Perfectly suited to family charters, DIANE has a warm and welcoming interior that will make everyone feel welcome. The spacious salon has a cosy atmosphere ideal for gathering together at the start or end of a busy itinerary. Coffee tables are laid out in front of the large sofas for drinks and reading material and the nearby bar has a fantastic selection of cocktails to accompany a film on the widescreen TV.

Forward of the main salon a large dining table provides for up to 10 guests in classic, stately style. For an alternative place to eat, the main deck aft has sheltered alfresco dining that can be toned down or dressed up to suit any occasion. After a sumptuous three-course meal, relax on the sofas surrounding the bow and watch the vibrant sunset as the first stars appear in the sky.

Motor yachct DIANE - Spa Pool and sunpads

Motor yachct DIANE – Spa Pool and sunpads

Sun loungers and sunpads are in ample supply on the sundeck, and guests can choose to relax tired muscles in the Jacuzzi while sipping on a cocktail from the bar. The seating area is equally suited to outdoor living and dining, and with sweeping views of your Mediterranean destination you and your guests will want to spend all your time relaxing in the sun.

Luxury yacht DIANE is an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre and comes with a great range of water toys, including:

  • 2 x jet skis
  • 2 x kayaks
  • 1 x wakeboard
  • water skis, and
  • snorkelling equipment

While in transit, guests can keep up their fitness regime with the great selection of gym equipment.

Motor yacht DIANE - VIP stateroom

Motor yacht DIANE – VIP stateroom

The accommodation layout is designed to sleep 10-12 guests over 5 cabins: 3 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. A professional crew of 9 will provide you and your group with everything you need for a stellar charter experience.

Superyacht DIANE is ready for charter in the Mediterranean from €133,000-€154,000 per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more information or view other luxury yachts available in the Mediterranean.

Charter the Mediterranean aboard luxury yacht Lady Sheridan

March 10, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

58m/190ft motor yacht LADY SHERIDAN is available from late May in the Mediterranean. Built by Abeking & Rasmussen in 2007, she was last refitted in 2010 and Donald Starkey created her intricate contemporary design.

Superyacht LADY SHERIDAN. Photo credit: Abeking & Rasmussen

Superyacht LADY SHERIDAN. Photo credit: Abeking & Rasmussen

The main salon welcomes guests into its bright environment, offering plush sofas and plenty of widow seats for smaller conversations. An excellent space to gather together before heading off on an excursion, panoramic views of the Mediterranean can be seen through the aft sliding doors which lead out on to the deck.

M/Y LADY SHERIDAN - Main Salon. Photo credit Abeking & Rasmussen

M/Y LADY SHERIDAN – Main Salon. Photo credit Abeking & Rasmussen

To the mid of the main deck, the formal dining area seats up to 14 guests in effortless elegance and the nearby bar has a fine selection of drinks to accompany any meal, whether it’s a quick refuel over lunchtime or a stately special occasion.

Luxury yacht LADY SHERIDAN - Alfresco seating and dining. Photo credit Abeking & Rasmussen

Luxury yacht LADY SHERIDAN – Alfresco seating and dining. Photo credit Abeking & Rasmussen

Dine alfresco aft of the main deck or the upper deck and relish the best of the Mediterranean weather combined with the charming multi coloured coastal towns of the Amalfi Coast. Should the midday sun prove too much, the skylounge offers a cool retreat within a vibrant, Asian aesthetic.

Guests will find the best views up on the sundeck, where your professional crew will mix cocktails while you soak in the Jacuzzi or sunbathe on the sunpads or the sun loungers to the aft.

The Approved RYA Water Sports Centre has plenty of water toys to learn on, including:

  • 4 x Waverunners
  • 2 x paddleboards
  • wakeboards
  • waterskis
  • a kayak, and
  • inflatable toys
Superyacht LADY SHERIDAN Master Suite. Photo credit Abeking & Rasmussen

Superyacht LADY SHERIDAN Master Suite. Photo credit Abeking & Rasmussen

The on board accommodation provides for up to 12 guests over 6 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 3 double cabins and 1 twin cabins for a comfortable rest for all charter guests. A professional crew of 15 will provide for every guest and any additional visitors throughout the charter.

Motor yacht LADY SHERIDAN is available for charter in the Mediterranean from late May from €315,000-€350,000 per week plus expenses. Find out more about her on board facilities and contact CharterWorld today.

Luxury Exposition “SuperYacht Gallery” to be held in London

February 01, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

This year the yachting community is adding another exciting event to the superyacht calendar. Saatchi Gallery in London will host the new superyacht exposition – SuperYacht Gallery. The aim of this high-end luxury concept is to inspire and connect a new generation of superyacht clients and yacht owners. 

Superyacht Gallery to be held in London

Superyacht Gallery to be held in London

Widely supported by some big names in the industry, the idea of SuperYacht Gallery has received a large number of positive responses. SuperYacht Gallery is a joint project of Merijn de Waard, Managing Director of SuperYacht Company, and Marijn Smit, former Manager Events & Multimedia at Feadship.

SuperYacht Gallery

SuperYacht Gallery

The world-renowned shipbuilders Lurssen, Benetti, Abeking & Rasmussen, Baglietto, Delta Marine, and superyacht designers Winch Design, Espen Oeino, Nuvolari Lenard and many others also agree that it would be fantastic to present one-of-a-kind world super yachting in a new and thrilling way. The guests of SuperYacht Gallery will also enjoy workshops and seminars conducted by builders and designers.

“Many yachting events focus on selling space to exhibitors and completely forget about the visitor experience. With everything we do, we question ourselves whether it is comfortable and interesting for the visitor. We don’t want to create another mass event, but a high-quality and interesting exposition about the superyacht lifestyle.”— Marijn Smit – Co-Founder & Director

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Marijn Smit & Merijn de Waard

“The industry needs new clients, younger clients, and SuperYacht Gallery is focused on attracting the people that will be vital to the longevity of our business,” says superyacht naval architect and designer, Espen Oeino. “I’ve known the team for a long time and I have faith that they can execute this concept and that the concept itself can work – for the benefit of all.”

This luxury lifestyle event will be held from 1 to 3 June 2017 in London, UK.

Charter Yacht of the Week: Unforgettable Vacation On Board M/Y MOKA

January 12, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Are you so much in love with cruising or simply need a longer vacation? If so, then the luxury 42-metre explorer superyacht MOKA can be a perfect choice. She has all sorts of services and necessities to cruise for prolonged periods. With her Winter availability in the Bahamas, Leeward and Windward Islands, right now this could be your ideal charter vacation in the Caribbean avoiding crowds of tourists after the New Year’s holidays. If you would like to plan ahead for Summer 2017, the magic of the Mediterranean is yours if you charter Moka in this stunning region.

MOKA Running

MOKA Running

Launched in 2015 by world-renowned yacht builder Sanlorenzo, Moka measure 42m/138′ in length, with a beam of 9.20m/30’18”, which allows for much spaciousness on board. Mock is highly safe and self-deficient, which makes here a great explorer yacht.

Moka Interior

Moka Interior

Luxury amenities include a spa centre with a swimming pool, gym and sauna with Turkish bath.

Moka Pool

Moka Pool

Accommodation on board is provided for up to 10 guests in 5 roomy cabins. Accommodation for a highly professional crew of 9, who will ensure to delivery the highest stand of service is provided in 4 cabins.

Moka Master Cabin

Moka Master Cabin

Both kids and adults will love the large beach club. There is a bar, sauna and a diver space.

MOKA Beach Club

MOKA Beach Club

Luxury superyacht Moka boasts a fantastic selection of water toys and tenders, to make you charter holiday even more fun. A range of boats carried by Moka is impressive: tenders, speed boats and fishing boats. Her water toys include jet skies, sea bobs, surfs, windsurfs, to mention but a few.

Moka Bridge Deck

Moka Bridge Deck

Mock can reach a maximum speed of 16 kn, and is classified as “Green Plus” by RINA, which allows her to remain anchored at bay for long periods of time without having to make use of generators, eliminating emissions, vibration and noise.

For more information or to make a booking please contact your preferred charter broker.

Top Superyacht Sundecks

January 11, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Let’s be honest we all love sunshine and warm climates. Private charter vacation is an ultimate experience that gives you an incredible opportunity to indulge in luxury and catch some sun rays on an incredible sundeck. Sundecks are a very important in a superyacht design, as well as charterers’ one of the most favourite spot on board. Hanging out in Jacuzzi, working out in your private open-air gymnasium, enjoying a barbecue or a top quality cuisine prepared by your personal chief and served in the alfresco dining area – all that is offered on sundecks designed by the best designers in the world. What is more, at night sundecks turn into night clubs and party venues with dance floors, fully-stocked bars and cool bartenders. We have selected some of the most exciting, opulent, large, stunning and unique sundecks on superyachts.

Lioness V

LIONESS V is a truly opulent superyacht. Her sundeck is simply stunning, and features sumptuous seating under the sunroof  a bar and Jacuzzi. There are additional seating arrangements here, as well as ornate chairs and sculptures to create a lavish and luxurious atmosphere, which is carried throughout the entire yacht.

LIONESS-V

LIONESS-V

Superyacht TV

She offers plenty of space for different uses in on board, including dining and relaxation areas, and her outdoor areas are very impressive. SUPERYACHT TV‘s sundeck area features a large outside Spa Pool pool with a capacity of 16 persons and a contra flow swimming pool.

Superyacht-TV

Superyacht-TV

One More Toy 

Luxury motor yacht ONE MORE TOY is a fine example of a boat with classic beauty, exquisite style and impeccable taste. One More Toy is decorated in fine fabrics with black walnut throughout. One More Toy’s sundeck is fabulous for day time use and entertainment and is equipped with a Catalina hot tub with sunpads, a gas barbecue, full wet bar with 5 stools and a refrigerator. A U-shaped bench with seating for 8 provides a wonderful setting for sundeck cocktails or canapés and 8 teak chaise lounges with cushions and teak side tables provide a wonderful place to relax and soak up the sun.

ONE-MORE-TOY

ONE-MORE-TOY

TaTii 

Yacht TATII has been specifically designed (with naval architecture and exterior design by Heiner Tamsin) to have an extra wide beam to accommodate an innovatively larger and more spacious living areas. Her sundeck is a one of the best for pure relaxation. With no boundaries you can enjoy the sun, sky and water while cruising these elements of coastline in the Spa Pool. Take a rest on the comfortable cushioned area. Bliss.

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Tatii

 Solandge

Walking up the SOLANDGE superyacht from deck to deck, the spaces become more casual, reaching the Sun Deck where the designers have created a beach club feeling in ’Nikki Beach’ style. This area includes a bar clad in gold and white Bisazza tiles surrounded by 14 bar stools covered in gold leather flanked by two TVs. There is also a Spa Pool with a clear dance floor that lays on top for parties that can be hosted by anyone using the DJ console and booth. The Owner wished for every inch of SOLANDGE to feel special and have a meaning.

Solandge

Solandge

Oceanos

M/Y O’CEANOS features an expansive sundeck, ideal for entertaining by day or night. The sundeck boasts plenty of sunpads, seating, 2 alfresco dining options, partial removable Bimini cover, complete wet bar, raised Spa Pool tub and optimum viewing points, guests will be the envy of the other yachts as they cruise by in style.

Oceanos

Oceanos

Helios

From the glowing Onyx bar to the Spa Pool widescreen Television, HELIOS redefines the boundaries of relaxing and entertaining on a super yacht. Her striking design and contemporary styling provide unparalleled accommodations & amenities for up to 12 guests.

Helios

Helios

Lamima

LAMIMA‘s exterior living is exceptionally well-appointed, featuring an expansive main deck, alfresco dining, sunpads, optional outdoor spa services and shade. The upper sundeck of this beautiful traditional phinisi is spacious and comfortable, offering a voluminous area of sunpads to relax and soak up the sun.

Lamima

Lamima

Mischief

On the sundeck of MISCHIEF you can take a soak in the 8-person spa pool before drying off on one of the teak sun loungers or on the oversized sun pad aft.  The comfortable seating areas provide an opportunity to sit back and relax, while having a chat to family and friends, and sipping a refreshing cocktail.

MISCHIEF

MISCHIEF

 St David

The 60m luxury motor yacht ST DAVID (ex St Ekaterina, XANADU) was launched by Benetti in 2008 and is one of the most elegant yachts on the water.  The sundeck is the gem of the entertainment and relaxation areas, complete with a number of sunning options, alfresco dining table, wet bar, deluxe Jacuzzi and partial shade.

St David

St David

Turquoise 

The exterior design of TURQUOISE was designed by Dubois Yachts, the same designers were responsible for the interior of the earlier yachts of the Owner. Her interior design is a work of the renowned Hoek Design Naval Architects. The sundeck on the top level is a fantastic place for entertaining and relaxing with a Wading pool/Spa Pool for 12 guests or large enough for a floating mattress. There is a huge sunbed with umbrellas for shade and shaded banquette seating area.

TURQUOISE

TURQUOISE

Saluzi

Superyacht Saluzi can easily sleep an impressive number of 32 charter guests in 16 beautifully appointed double cabins. The accommodation configuration aboard Saluzi includes 11 double guest cabins and 5 twin guest cabins. The expansive sun deck of 280 square metres features two Jacuzzis, a bar and an outdoor cinema.

Saluzi

Saluzi

MOEA 85M Superyacht Concept Unveiled by MUB Design Studio

November 07, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

A dynamic new luxury mega yacht concept has been unveiled by the MUB Design Studio, characterized by elegant lines and striking appearance. Amongst MOEA 85-metre yachts features is the touch-and-go helicopter pad, a large infinity swimming pool as well as a couple of Jacuzzi’s for unlimited relaxation on board.

MOEA 85M Superyacht by MUB

MOEA 85M Superyacht by MUB

MOEA 85M Superyacht by MUB

MOEA 85M Superyacht by MUB

MOEA 85M Superyacht by MUB

MOEA 85M Superyacht by MUB

MOEA 85M Superyacht by MUB

MOEA 85M Superyacht by MUB

The International SeaKeepers Society Founders’ 2016 to be held on 3rd November

October 14, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The 2016 Founders’ dinner organized by The International SeaKeepers Society will be held on the 3rd November at a Private Residence in Fort Lauderdale in Florida this year. This dynamic event brings attention to the work of SeaKeepers in collaboration with the yachting community.

founders-2016

Every year, a group of dedicated yacht owners and their captains work together on programs regarding conservations, education, and research. The event will see expedition highlights being shared and DISCOVERY Yacht Members will be recognized.

CURRENT DISCOVERY YACHT FLEET

Alegria, Amevi, Asean Lady, BG3, Defiance, E Cruz, Evviva, Final Final, Forget About It, Fugitive, Insetta 45, Julia, Lady Jo, Lady Kathryn V, Meduse, Morning Glory, MV Explorer, Mystique, Niyama, Noble House, Novurania, Octopus, P2, Penny Mae, Qing,
Reel Buzz, Shredder, Silver Cloud, Timely Sale, Valkyrie, Vigilante

WHO
The International SeaKeepers Society
will host Founders’ 2016

WHAT
2016 Program Highlights and Recognition of
SeaKeepers DISCOVERY Yachts

HOST CHAIRS
Andrew M. Heller & Tanya Lynn Sabel

DISCOVERY YACHT CHAIRS
Claudia Potamkin & Sandra Yawn

WHEN
Thursday, November 3rd
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

WHERE
Private Residence, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

FOR EVENT INFORMATION AND TICKETS
Gill@seakeepers.org | 305.448.7089

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