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Lurssen M/Y Areti delivered to owner and to debut at the Monaco Yacht Show

July 21, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Lurssen has announced the successful delivery of superyacht ARETI (ex.PROJECT SASHA) to her owner on the 19th of July. After cruising through the Mediterranean this summer, she will be presented at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show this September.

Motor yacht ARETI was successfully delivered to her owner and will debut at the Monaco Yacht Show. Image credit - Klaus Jordan

Motor yacht ARETI was successfully delivered to her owner and will debut at the Monaco Yacht Show. Image credit – Klaus Jordan

Launched in April 2017, the 85m/279ft luxury yacht features the styling of London based Winch Design, who chose contemporary exteriors and a bright yet traditional interior for the perfect balance between activity and relaxation.
The accommodation consists of a grand owner’s suite plus 8 guest cabins, all of which have access to the lavish spa located on the lower deck. Inside, there is a sauna, hot tub and plunge pool. On the same level is the expansive beach club that opens up onto a large swim platform via a transom door.

Luxury yacht ARETI - Built by Lurssen. Image credit Klaus Jordan

Luxury yacht ARETI – Built by Lurssen. Image credit Klaus Jordan

Forward of the owner’s suite is a private Jacuzzi and sun lounging area, as well as a space to dine alfresco. A second Jacuzzi is available to all guests on the sundeck, where everyone can also indulge in rest and relaxation on the sumptuous sun pads.

The gently curving exterior follows the owner’s previous choice of colour scheme, with a pale cream hull merging into a white superstructure and accents in grey. View motor yacht ARETI and be a part of her debut at the Monaco Yacht Show, running from the 27th-30th of September.

Benetti’s Brand New Superyacht Seasense to Attend Monaco Yacht Show 2017

July 13, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Benetti‘s brand new luxury superyacht Seasense is gearing up for the Monaco Yacht Show 2017. If you are attending the show together with yacht enthusiasts from all over the world, do not miss an opportunity to take a look at the stunning 67m Senses. 

Benetti FB268 SEASENSE

Benetti FB268 SEASENSE

This custom built vessel boasts elegant exterior profile created by the Dutch designer Cor D. Rover. The yacht’s styling of interiors is best described as contemporary and sophisticated. It was developed by the Benetti’s architects team and the Los Angeles design studio AREA.

Monaco

Monaco

Seasense can accommodate a total of 12 guests in total luxury and comfort. The yacht’s interior layout aims at connecting guests with the surrounding environment. The outdoor areas are voluminous, offering maximum contact with the sea.

M/Y Seasense Benetti

M/Y Seasense Benetti

Aft of the main deck hosts a large swimming pool with sun loungers, which can be accessed through the sliding doors of the main salon creating a great indoor-outdoor flow. Seasense is powered by two CAT engines, which give her a top speed of 15.5 knots.

This superyacht is scheduled for delivery by the end of July 2017.

Attend the 2017 Monaco Yacht Show in style: view a selection of luxury yachts, which you can secure for charter. For more information, please contact our charter brokers.

International SeaKeepers Society honours Wendy Schmidt at SeaKeepers Bermuda 2017

July 12, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

On the 22nd of June the International SeaKeepers Society hosted SeaKeepers Bermuda 2017 to celebrate recent achievements, acknowledge the dedication of its members and highlight the importance of recent and ongoing marine conservation projects undertaken by the organisation.

Award for Seakeepers Bermuda 2017 by Xavier Cortada

Award for SeaKeepers Bermuda 2017 by Xavier Cortada

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI) and at the Harbourfront Restaurant in Hamilton, Bermuda, were the venues for the program, which took place during the America’s Cup.

Michael T. Moore, Wendy Schmidt, and Richard Snow at Seakeepers Bermuda 2017

Michael T. Moore, Wendy Schmidt, and Richard Snow at SeaKeepers Bermuda 2017

During the event, Wendy Schmidt was honored as 2017 Seakeeper of the Year for her outstanding efforts in leading ocean and environmental conservation. Local conservationists Philippe Max Rouja, Judie Clee, Chris Flook, and John Paul Skinner were also honoured as part of the SeaKeepers of the World Program, which recognises the commitment of individual SeaKeepers and the value they bring to local conservation and their community.

Local Seakeepers Chris Flook, Judie Clee, JP Skinner, Michael T. Moore were also recognised at Seakeepers Bermuda 2017

Local Seakeepers Chris Flook, Judie Clee, JP Skinner, Michael T. Moore were also recognised at Seakeepers Bermuda 2017

Among the talks were the highlights of the DISCOVERY Yachts Program, in which the SeaKeepers Society works in conjunction with the yachting community by using vessels for scientific research, deployment of equipment and education.

The next SeaKeepers Event will be Founders 2017, which will take place at Fort Lauderdale on the 2nd of November, 2017.Charterworld-Dy-Banner

New Azimut Flagship ‘Azimut Grande’ to attend Monaco Yacht Show

July 05, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Azimut has announced that their new flagship the Azimut Grande 35 Metri, will be attending the Monaco Yacht Show 2017 (running from the 27th-30th September).

Azimut flagship, 'Azimut Grande' 35METRI will be attending the Monaco Yacht Show.

Azimut flagship, ‘Azimut Grande’ 35METRI will be attending the Monaco Yacht Show.

Renowned superyacht designer Stefano Righini created the exclusive 35 Metri concept and exteriors, choosing a wide body with a Raised Pilot House (RPH) that leaves open the possibility of an additional sundeck as a third level. Made of a carbon fibre superstructure, the model features Displacement to Planning (D2P) hull technology with a wave-piercer bow for greater fuel efficiency.

Interior designer Achille Salvagni has created unique surroundings using wooden panelling with a matte surface against polished darker wood for a striking effect that plays with texture and stands out all the more with fittings including treated brass, polished stainless steel and bronze.

Among her amenities are two beach clubs, located in the stern and bow, a side garage capable of fitting a 5m tender and jet ski, and an owner’s suite with the benefit of the largest extending terrace available on the market.

TANKOA To Present Charter Yacht VERTIGE at 2017 MYS

June 29, 2017

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Tankoa Yachts has announced the appearance of its S501 motor yacht VERTIGE at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show, which will take place from 27th to 30th September. Launched in February 2017, VERTIGE features exterior design and concept by Francesco Paszkowski, who also designed her interiors in collaboration with Margherita Casprini.

TANKOA YACHTS VERTIGE - running shot

TANKOA YACHTS VERTIGE – running shot

VERTIGE - aft deck

VERTIGE – aft deck

VERTIGE main aft dek at sunset

VERTIGE main aft dek at sunset

She is the second unit built by Tankoa Yachts and since her delivery in May, she has been enjoying a busy charter season in the Mediterranean. VERTIGE is a well-balanced vessel, with contemporary design to stand the test of time, offering great indoor/outdoor flow throughout her decks, creating an ideal environment not only for her owners but also charter guests. The spaces have been designed in such way, that the crew can easily carry on with their daily duties without compromising on guests’ privacy.

VERTIGE - Bridge deck

VERTIGE – Bridge deck

Al fresco dining at sunset aboard VERTIGE yacht

Al fresco dining at sunset aboard VERTIGE yacht

“VERTIGE is available for charter in Italy and Croatia for €260,000.00 per week plus expenses in high season and €240,000.00 per week plus expenses in the low season.” 

Sunbathing and sunpads on VERTIGE yacht

Sunbathing and sunpads on VERTIGE yacht

VERTIGE on bridge deck

VERTIGE on bridge deck

Six cabins offer accommodation and comprise one full-beam master suite and a VIP suite on the main deck, and two further VIP suites and two guest staterooms on the lower deck. The upper deck has a gymnasium and home cinema, while additional ‘entertainment’ includes a seven-metre tender and two jet skis stored forward in the tender garage. The yacht’s rescue tender is also located forward.

VERTIGE main saloon and tv

VERTIGE main saloon and tv

VERTIGE main saloon dining area

VERTIGE main saloon dining area

The huge aft deck and the welcoming flybridge are both fabulous areas to enjoy some relaxing time with fellow guests, either lounging on the oversized sun pads, enjoying an al fresco meal or having fun on the lateral three-metre foldout terrace with easy access to the sea.

VERTIGE master suite

VERTIGE master suite

VERTIGE - Master Cabin

VERTIGE – Master Cabin

VERTIGE - master bathroom

VERTIGE – master bathroom

Edoardo Ratto, General Manager of Tankoa Yachts, commented: “Since the very first sea trials, which lasted about eight hours, were simply incredible. Vertige reached a top speed of 16.5 knots at 60% load (about 33,000 litres of fuel and more than 20,000 litres of water). S501 has a range of over 5,000 nautical miles at 12 knots, which really makes a difference when going for Atlantic crossings. There was no vibration at all and the decibel readings were inferior to contracted levels – in the owner’s suite and Vip cabin, levels were below 50 decibels”.

VERTIGE double guest cabin

VERTIGE double guest cabin

VERTIGE twin guest cabin

VERTIGE twin guest cabin

VERTIGE twin guest cabin bathroom

VERTIGE twin guest cabin bathroom

Visit VERTIGE and other beautiful yachts at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show from September 27th until September 30th or contact CharterWorld for more information on her availability for a vacation.

TANKOA motor yacht VERTIGE aerial view

TANKOA motor yacht VERTIGE aerial view

VERTIGE by Tankoa at sunset aft view

VERTIGE by Tankoa at sunset aft view

Exhibitors confirm attendance at Monaco Yacht Show 2017

June 15, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The Monaco Yacht Show is set to take place on the 27th-30th September and already attendance from luxury brands within the yachting industry is showing a high turnout: With a renewal rate of 87% from last year and almost 600 exhibitors expected to at the event, the Monaco Yacht Show will interest current and potential yacht owners as well as tourists to the French Riviera.

Monaco Yacht Show 2016. Image © MC-Clic

Monaco Yacht Show 2016. Image © MC-Clic

Marking the end of summer and the height of the Mediterranean charter season, the Monaco Yacht Show at Port Hercules will exhibit the very latest in on-board safety and navigation gear, water toys and audio-visual equipment as the upcoming trends for luxury cruising in 2018 will be revealed. The 4th Monaco Yacht Show Awards will also take place during the opening ceremony, acknowledging excellence within the yacht-building industry.

A strong turnout is expected from global yacht builders who use the event to premiere their latest builds and concept designs, with 40 superyachts built in 2017 accounting for the 125 vessels on show. Among the current confirmed list of attendees is Turkish builder Turquoise Yachts, who will showcase 47m/154ft superyacht RAZAN, launched last year. Heesen luxury yacht BOOKENDS (ex.Project RUYA), to be delivered to her owner on the 19th of June, will join the line-up along with:

A full list of attending superyachts will be available on the Monaco Yacht Show website from August.

Must Have Accessories for the America’s Cup 2017

May 29, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

This summer Bermuda is hosting the 35th America’s Cup. The most significant yacht racing event of the year begins on May 26th, 2017. A month of lavish celebrations, parties and sailing experience will be concluded with the Top Challenger will meet Defending Champions Oracle Team USA in the 35th Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Match starts on June 17th, 2017. Best known for its crystal clear waters and fantastic secluded beaches, Bermuda is gaining popularity in terms of opulent charter vacations and on land fun activities. Whether you are chartering a yacht and watching the race from the best spots or taking part in the race, take a look at the best accessories you have to have for the America’s Cup 2017.

Americas-Cup-2017-Photo-credit-Ricardo-Pinto

Americas-Cup-2017-Photo-credit-Ricardo-Pinto

“Renowned for crystal blue water and beautiful pink sand beaches, Bermuda’s Great Sound will form a natural amphitheatre for the race course while the planned America’s Cup Village at the Royal Naval Dockyard, will be the beating heart of the America’s Cup experience.” America’s Cup

Photo credit America's Cup

Photo credit America’s Cup

 

1. LV – Latitude Pilot

LV - Latitude Pilot

LV – Latitude Pilot

Features: Japanese titanium frames, limited edition America’s Cup 2017, removable cord system

$730

 

2. Officine Panerai – Luminor 1950 Regatta Oracle Team USA 3 Days Chrono Automatic Titano – 47mm

Officine Panerai - Luminor 1950 Regatta Oracle Team USA 3 Days Chrono Automatic Titano - 47mm

Officine Panerai – Luminor 1950 Regatta Oracle Team USA 3 Days Chrono Automatic Titano – 47mm

Features: Calibre P.9010 mechanic automatic, 300 metres waterproof, limited edition official America’s Cup collection

$17,900

 

3. Bottega Veneta – Bi-Fold Wallet in New Dark Navy Peacock Intrecciato Calf

BI-FOLD WALLET IN NEW DARK NAVY PEACOCK INTRECCIATO CALF

Bi-fold Wallet in New Dark Navy Peacock Intrecciato Calf

Features: Hand-crafted Intrecciato design with Washed Vintage finish, leather lining, calf, lambskin

$480

 

4. Apple Watch Hermes – 38mm Bleu Agate Epson Leather Single Tour

Apple Watch Hermès - 38mm Bleu Agate Epsom Leather Single Tour

Apple Watch Hermès – 38mm Bleu Agate Epsom Leather Single Tour

Features: Handmade by artisans in France from Barenia leather

$339

 

5. LV – Travel BagKeepall 66 BANDOULIÈRE N44009

LV - Travel Bag Keepall 66 BANDOULIÈRE N44009

LV – Travel Bag Keepall 66 BANDOULIÈRE N44009

Features: Limited edition for the 35th America’s Cup Regatta, “V Gaston” logo, nautical look and Damier Latitude canvas,

$2,220

 

6. Theo Fennel – Blue Enamel J Class Yacht Cufflinks

Theo Fennel - Blue Enamel J Class Yacht Cufflinks

Theo Fennel – Blue Enamel J Class Yacht Cufflinks

Features: stunning and classic 18ct white gold with blue enamel

Around $6,750

 

7. Sperry – Men’s Gold Cup Authentic Original Camino Boat Shoe

Sperry - Men's Gold Cup Authentic Original Camino Boat Shoe

Sperry – Men’s Gold Cup Authentic Original Camino Boat Shoe

Features: lambskin linings, tumbled nubuck uppers and 18k gold-plated eyelets

$159.95

 

Attend exclusive superyacht events in style. View a selection of superyachts available for the America’s Cup and some incredible yacht under 35m. Contact CharterWorld now for more information.

13 Fantastic Superyacht Charters for the Cannes and the French Riviera

May 22, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The Cannes Film Festival is the best event to celebrate the start of summer charter season as the rich and famous arrive in the Mediterranean to enjoy glitz and galmour. It’s not too late to charter a luxury superyacht in Cannes and the French Riviera. Here are 13 fantastic superyachts you can secure right now:

Mischief

The Mischief is the ideal superyacht to charter with its celebrity looks to the Cannes Film Festival. She can accommodate up to 12 guests and a good time for all is guaranteed. Unwind on board this beautiful vessel after a day star spotting watching the event unfold on flat screen televisions while trying one of the many wines available. Mischief has magnificent décor that ranges from crisp white interiors, plush sofas and dark blue furniture. On deck there’s gym equipment, a dining table, sunbeds and a hot tub, so plenty to do when you’re not celeb watching. For water sport enthusiasts, inflatable pontoons connect to the swim platform creating a floating sunbathing area, taking you even closer to the warm waters of the French Riviera. Enjoy glamour, excitement and the opportunity to see A-list film stars at Cannes on the Mischief. Crew make sure everything goes according to plan. So, get dressed up, enjoy a glass of champagne or wine before the fun begins. Should you need to get in touch with work colleagues there’s a sensational marble-clad office where you can send emails from. Arrange to have an evening party on one of the huge decks where’s there’s cosy seating, while delicious food is being served.

Superyacht MISCHIEF

Superyacht MISCHIEF

 

Princess AVK

With a backdrop of Cannes, magnificent buildings, verdant landscape and beautiful weather, live like a star at the Cannes Film Festival. Charter the Princess AVK to this Mediterranean hot spot to see if you can catch film stars and celebrities doing what they do best. The Princess AVK sleeps up to 12 guests in six amazing state rooms. Overlooking the waters the full beam master suite and two VIP double state rooms provide stunning views while balconies unfurl from the main deck. The ethereal lounge has French doors that open to a fold-down terrace for guests to relax on. Take in the sun and have a drink from the bar or enjoy a sumptuous meal on the sun deck. The Jacuzzi is another place to take in the spectacular views while another lounge is situated in the shade, if the weather gets a little too hot. Princess AVK’s main saloon has a cocktail bar, sofas and a dining table close by to a second more casual living space. Her beach club contains a shower and sauna. This is ideal for guests to chill after a day of playing on water toys like wake boards, jet skis or a fly board, in the blue waters of the Med.

Superyacht Blush - a sistership to second Sunseeker 155 Yacht

Superyacht Blush – a sistership to second Sunseeker 155 Yacht

 

Coral Ocean

Take the Coral Ocean on a private yacht charter to Cannes to coincide with the exciting festival which is held in this world-famous resort every year. With a vintage appeal, just like the French Riviera, Coral Ocean is a charming, eye-catching superyacht. She provides the perfect base to relax in the sun when at anchor in Cannes or to hold star-studded parties when night falls. Catch this world-renowned film festival from the decks of this beautiful vessel and see how many stars you can spot while in the harbour. The Coral Ocean has three outside decks and is the perfect superyacht to entertain guests, soak up the sun’s rays or just chill. She presents a unique profile in the water having retractable balconies on starboard and port. Sumptuously furnished and inspired by Polynesian and African art, Coral Ocean has spacious areas throughout for guests to come and go as they please. The six well-appointed cabins sleep up to twelve people while there’s sufficient space for a crew of nineteen. Your days will be filled with activities in the gym, the spa area, the steam room or having a gentle swim in the pool. Take some time out and watch a favourite movie on the huge cinema screen at the end of the main saloon or get lost in your thoughts and look out to sea.

Coral Ocean yacht - Jeff Brown

Coral Ocean yacht – Jeff Brown

 

Okto

For one of the ultimate yacht charter vacations ever, head to Cannes. Arrange your visit to enjoy the Cannes Film Festival by sailing on the imposing Okto superyacht. She is one of the best superyachts to charter to this part of the French Riviera where you might see film stars, celebrities and famous actors/actresses. Once you step on board you will experience life at sea on a 66m silent, fine vessel. Hold an exclusive party on board the Okto to dance the night away under the stars. This sleek, stylish superyacht is well equipped with a Jacuzzi, a swimming pool which is lit up in the evening with backlights as well as two huge outdoor lounges. One is well shaded while the other is a more informal area with comfortable sofas, sun pads and loungers. Accommodating up to 10 guests in five exquisite cabins, Okto also has an owner’s suite with private balcony offering stupendous sea views. The open plan main saloon and dining room, along with a cosy cocktail lounge, are ideal places to relax after a busy day star spotting! For the more energetic guests, have a workout in the well-equipped gym or take to the water on jet skis.

OKTO profile by ISA Yachts

Superyacht OKTO – profile by ISA Yachts

 

Illusion V

This sleek superyacht blends in well with other vessels in Cannes Harbour so when the Film Festival is underway, you too will feel like a star. The epitome of elegance and sophistication, Illusion V has been artfully designed by Green and Mingarelli. Her interior is luxurious, inviting, with a laid-back feel. Materials like wood, parchment, marble, travertine mingle with coconut weave and mother of pearl to create a luminescence all of her own. Ivory leather ceilings finish each part of the vessel off to perfection offering light and lots of space. On her journey to Cannes, you will see LED illumination which is individually controlled making the Illusion V just that – an illusion. Along with a state-of-the-art cinema room Illusion V has a main saloon with bar. There’s a rose motif running right through the yacht along with pretty coloured plants and bouquets of sweet-smelling flowers. Taking 12 guests on board in six cabins, she also has a full beam VIP suite. A beautiful sky lounge is where the main dining room is situated, ideal for social gatherings and parties. This leads out onto the sky deck and a Jacuzzi. On the lower deck, there’s a good size swim platform, extra seating and al fresco dining spots.

Superyacht Illusion V

Superyacht Illusion V

 

Sherakhan

A truly spectacular superyacht, Sherakhan can be chartered to the French Riviera at the same time the Cannes Film Festival is being held. Experience the electric atmosphere sailing along the Riviera when it’s lit up at night with lots of stars and celebrities walking along the promenade. Glamour and glitz is the order of the day so join in and have some fun when on a yacht charter on board the magnificent Sherakhan. She is the perfect vessel to entertain on with her split-level main saloon and dining table large enough for 22 guests. The saloon is 7m high with a skylight right through to the Jacuzzi on deck. While on board work out in the gym or pamper yourself in the beauty salon. Why not have a whisky in the study that is home to a library and electric fireplace? Up to 26 guests can be accommodated in 13 spacious, bright and airy cabins. Moving on deck you will see lots of seating and lounging areas where you can sit, relax and sip a cocktail or two. With al fresco dining options, enough space when at port to host up to 130 guests, Sherakhan is definitely a party yacht and one which looks perfectly at home in Cannes Harbour.

superyacht SHERAKHAN

superyacht SHERAKHAN

 

Majestic

This 61m/20ft motor yacht can be chartered to coincide with the Cannes Film Festival on the French Riviera. She was built in 2007 with a timeless appearance and lots of modern, up-to-date amenities on board. Majestic makes an excellent platform to watch the comings and goings at the Cannes Film Festival with front row seats facing the harbour. She is also suitable for hosting event charters and parties. Dine al fresco on the upper deck aft or if preferred, a 14-seat table can be organised on an enclosed deck instead. Sleeping up to 12 guests in seven luxurious cabins Majestic provides an elegant background when night draws in. After spotting A-listers on shore, relax and unwind in a cosy lounge with a drink before it’s time to retire to your cabin. Fresh the next day there’s plenty to do on board from catching the sun’s rays, reading a novel or trying out some of the exciting water toys. Take a dip in the swimming pool or make new acquaintances to discuss which celebrity you have seen and what lies ahead the next day. One thing’s for sure, there’ll be no shortage of celebs or stars to see at the Cannes Film Festival.

Superyacht Majestic (ex.SECRET) - Image Courtesy of Feadship

Superyacht Majestic (ex.SECRET) – Image Courtesy of Feadship

 

Martha Ann

If you want to host a grand event at the Cannes Film Festival with friends or family, this superyacht certainly fits the bill. Martha Ann is a huge, stylish yacht with a white superstructure and blue hull. She has been crafted with opulent interiors and plenty of places to dine, relax or be entertained. With her wet bars, audio/visual and communications systems and large deck pool, Martha Ann is perfect in every way. There’s even an elevator to take you up to the top deck where you can catch a glimpse of the rich and famous! Sleeping up to 12 people in 7 state rooms choose from a master suite, six double cabins, one twin cabin, or a VIP cabin. Twenty crew onboard will make sure you enjoy a yacht charter vacation like no other. The beautiful furniture, comfortable seating areas and ambient atmosphere create a superb, restful feel to the Martha Ann. When you set out to sea again after seeing famous stars and celebrities at the Cannes Film Festival, there’s always lots to do. Dive into the warm sea and take in a more glorious world than you could ever have imagined underwater. Do a little fishing or chill out on the swim platform before getting ready for a delicious barbeque.

Motor Yacht MARTHA ANN - Main

Motor Yacht MARTHA ANN – Main

 

O’Neiro

With her magnetic draw and captivating beauty, O’Neiro is the ideal vessel to charter to the quintessentially Mediterranean region of the French Riviera. Arrange your dates the same at the same time as the Cannes Film Festival to give yourself the opportunity to spot some stars on the quayside. Her hull is bright turquoise which makes a statement as soon as she enters Cannes Harbour. With huge deck spaces to entertain guests, O’Neiro also has a Jacuzzi, an al fresco dining table, a cocktail bar and additional dining space for informal meals. Sleeping up to 12 in seven cabins she is a classy vessel full of opulent features and classical artwork. To relax there are plasma monitors, home theatre systems, a CD and DVD player as well as an MP3 player in all saloons. For the children, a Playstation can be used, books can be read or there’s even a PS3 games and XBOX One library. When it comes to leisure activities, try out one of the many tenders, a wave runner, F5 Seabob or 2-person kayak canoe which can be paddled or pedalled. Try your luck on a stand-up paddle board, water skis, tubes, kneeboard or wake board. For keen anglers, there’s fishing and trawling equipment, the O’Neiro crew has thought of just about everything!

Superyacht ONEIRO

Superyacht ONEIRO

 

Gatsby

Gatsby is a luxury superyacht that knows her way around the French Riviera. She is 30m in length and was built by Filippetti Yachts in 2014. Her soft, round lines, large decks and beautiful interior make her especially appealing at the Cannes Film Festival. Charter this exciting vessel to the French Riviera for an experience of a lifetime. Seeing your favourite stars from the beautiful spacious decks or relaxing on board brings a new dimension to the world of chartering. There’s always time to disembark to join in the activities on shore.
Gatsby’s interior is absolutely stunning. The master cabin is like a huge suite featuring a two-room bathroom, a large office and a dressing room. On the lower deck there are four guest cabins, all with en suite bathrooms. The crew have their quarters independently of these cabins with a galley, laundry and small dinette. Socialise on deck while enjoying the amazing views of Cannes then dine al fresco or relax on one of the many sun pads. Feeling a little energetic? Have some fun on one of the many water toys or tenders. Like her namesake, Gatsby is cool, suave and debonair especially when sailing over the waves of the Med.

Filippetti Navetta 30 superyacht GATSBY

Filippetti Navetta 30 superyacht GATSBY

 

Broadwater

Heading for Cannes this year? Charter Broadwater, a 49.7m (163ft) Feadship that will stand out in the stunning marina. The Cannes Film Festival is one place to see and be seen especially from the decks of such a beautiful vessel as Broadwater. She can sleep up to ten charter guests in comfort and style while at this prestigious event. The master suite on the main deck boasts a king size bed, a his and hers bathroom along with a private office. Four queen size state rooms are just as awesome with all having iPod docking stations, Kaleidoscope AV and a flat screen satellite television. Antiques and original oil paintings bedeck the walls in the formal saloon where guests can also enjoy surround sound music. A sky lounge is the ideal place for entertainment with a games table, plasma TV, library and board games. Take a stroll to the aft deck to have a drink at the bar with friends or fellow guests. Why not go to the upper aft deck to enjoy an al fresco meal and see if you can spot the stars at the Film Festival? After a stunning refit, Broadwater now has an amazing cocktail den which makes for a perfect venue if you’re holding a Cannes Film Festival after-party.

Superyacht Broadwater

Superyacht Broadwater

 

Mistress

Take the Mistress to the French Riviera for the Cannes Film Festival and see how she fits in perfectly. This spectacular motor yacht is 46m, 150.92ft, long and was refitted in 2013. She has a steel hull and aluminium structure as well as featuring a modern stabilisation system to ensure comfort throughout the voyage. Luxury abounds as soon as you step on board. The Mistress sleeps up to 11 guests in six rooms comprising double and twin cabins. Nine crew members make sure everyone is relaxed and has everything they could possibly want. Sumptuous furnishings, comfortable seating and timeless styling create an impressive as well as luxurious look. On deck, there are plenty of seats and sun loungers for guests to chill out on while enjoying a drink or two. Admire the walnut wood panelling and cut glass which has been carefully placed in the main saloon. For total relaxation take a seat in the sauna to recharge your batteries and freshen up for party night. The Cannes Film Festival is always an event worth seeing, whether it’s to spot a celeb or two or just enjoy the exciting atmosphere. One thing’s for sure, you will certainly want to charter the Mistress again with her welcoming captain and crew.

Motor yacht MISTRESS - Main shot

Motor yacht MISTRESS – Main shot

 

Midnight Sun

With her sophisticated interior in soft olive green and rich cream colours, Midnight Sun is truly a romantic vessel, ideal for chartering to the Cannes Film Festival. Accommodating up to 10 guests in five en suite cabins, she also enjoys a large split-level, full-beam master state room on the main deck. On the lower deck, there are two further double cabins and two convertible twin/double guest cabins. Midnight Sun also has lots of dining options available. There’s dining in the main saloon or al fresco on the fly bridge. A welcoming lounge on the aft deck is the ideal place for a morning coffee while another lounge provides front row seats to watch what’s going on ashore. See if you can spot a famous movie star walking on the red carpet at the Film Festival, some of the best names in film can be seen just off shore. The glittering gold hull of Midnight Sun shines during the day in the sun and stands out in the evening while at anchor. Arrange an intimate party in the main saloon with cocktails, gourmet meals and lots of music. After a busy but enjoyable day and evening, make your way to a comfortable cabin, ready to do it all again the next day.

Motor Yacht MIDNIGHT SUN

Motor Yacht MIDNIGHT SUN

To secure a luxury charter yacht in the French Riviera, please contact our charter brokers.

Seakeepers Bermuda 2017: Honouring the Commitment to Ocean Research

May 19, 2017

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The International SeaKeepers Society will be hosting SeaKeepers Bermuda 2017 to recognise the 2017 SeaKeeper of the Year, Wendy Schmidt, and the SeaKeepers of Bermuda, Judie Clee, Chris Flook, Philippe Max Rouja, and John Paul Skinner. At the event, which will take place in Bermuda on June 22nd during America’s Cup, programming with the current DISCOVERY Yacht Fleet will be featured showing how the International SeaKeepers Society partners with the yachting community.

Bermuda Seakeepers 2017

The DISCOVERY Yacht Chair of SeaKeepers Bermuda 2017 is Stefano Tositti and the Reception Sponsor is Ritz-Carlton Reserve Residences – Caroline Bay, Bermuda.

Wendy Schmidt is President of The Schmidt Family Foundation, where she works to advance the development of renewable energy and the wiser use of natural resources. The Foundation houses its grant-making operation in The 11th Hour Project, which supports more than 150 non-profit organisations around the world in program areas including renewable energy, ecological agriculture, human rights, and our maritime connection through its 11th Hour Racing program.

SeaKeepers Bermuda 2017 to recognise the 2017 SeaKeeper of the Year, Wendy Schmidt

SeaKeepers Bermuda 2017 to recognise the 2017 SeaKeeper of the Year, Wendy Schmidt

11th Hour Racing promotes sustainability in the sailing and maritime industries, and serves as the Exclusive Sustainability Partner for Land Rover BAR, the British team competing for the upcoming 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda. 11th Hour Racing also recently signed on as the co-title sponsor with Vestas Wind for the American team in the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race.

In 2009, Wendy Schmidt and her husband, Eric Schmidt, created the Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI), and in 2012 launched the research vessel, Falkor, as a mobile platform to advance ocean exploration, discovery, and knowledge, and catalyze the sharing of information about the oceans. Since 2012, Falkor has hosted more than 400 scientists from 29 countries.

To further her commitment to ocean issues, in 2010 Wendy Schmidt partnered with XPRIZE, following the Deepwater Horizon disaster, to sponsor the Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup XCHALLENGE, a $1.4 million competition designed to identify efficient and innovative solutions to clean up surface oil spills. She also partnered with XPRIZE in 2012 to design the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE, a $2 million purse, awarded in July 2015, which focused on ocean acidification, one of the harbingers of climate change.

Wendy Schmidt is the lead philanthropic partner of the New Plastics Economy Initiative (NPEC) and a founding board member of Climate Central.

The SeaKeepers of Bermuda Awardees

The SeaKeepers of Bermuda Awardees have been chosen because of their commitment to ocean research in Bermuda. Judie Clee has contributed much to our understanding of the oceans.  She introduced the REEF program to Bermuda in 2000 and as Principal Investigator, has engaged hundreds of divers to survey fish on our reefs.  Judie was named REEF Volunteer of the Year in 2005.

Judie Clee

Judie Clee

Judie has been an active volunteer for the Bermuda Zoological Society, Ocean Support Foundation, Bermuda’s Reef Ecosystem Assessment and Mapping Program, the Humpback Whale Project, the National Trust’s Marine Environment Committee, the Marine Debris Taskforce, BUEI and more.  For the last ten years, Judie has helped curate the Bermuda Humpback Whale ID Catalogue consisting of over 1,400 individual whale IDs.

In 2007, Chris Flook started the Bermuda Lionfish Project; bringing together the Bermuda Government, REEF, NOAA and domestic NGOs to adopt policies and protocols. The Lionfish Project in Bermuda has since been used as a management model by several Caribbean Countries. The initiative continues today through the Ocean Support Foundation and Chris is a member of the Board. From 2011–2014 Chris was the Director of the Blue Halo project through the Pew Charitable Trust. Currently, Chris works at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences and is a founding member and sits on the Advisory Board ofRISE (Robots in Service of the Environment

Chris Flook

Chris Flook

Philippe Max Rouja is a cultural and medical anthropologist specialising in maritime communities, currently focusing his research on Polynesia, Australia, Bermuda and the Arctic. He is the Principal Scientist of Marine Heritage and Ocean Human Health at the Department of Conservation Services, where he oversees public health studies related to the use of marine resources in Bermuda and serves as Custodian of Historic Wrecks.

Philippe Max Rouja

Philippe Max Rouja

JP Skinner was born and raised in Bermuda where he developed a genuine passion for the ocean.  He pursued a degree in anthropology at the University of California, San Diego, before returning home to teach for several years in a local primary school.  A keen water-sports enthusiast and environmentalist, he eventually combined his interests in education and the outdoors by launching Waterstart Ltd., an ocean exploration program for teens.  After several successful summers of marine education, JP began work at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences and began building a suite of outreach programs which included Waterstart as the summer focus.  These programs eventually coalesced into BIOS’s “Ocean Academy” and reached thousands of local students each year.

JP Skinner

JP Skinner

Mediterranean Summer: 12 Of the Best Luxury Events to Attend

May 17, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The first day of the Cannes Film Festival marks the start of summer charter season as the rich and famous flock from all corners of the globe to enjoy the Mediterranean at its zenith. From charity balls to sporting events and concerts that celebrate the burgeoning electronic and jazz genres, the French and Italian Rivieras will host some of the most prestigious events of the year – and you can be a part of the action.

It’s not too late to grab a last minute charter: Below we list 12 of the most important luxury yacht events throughout the summer months to please those who like to spectate and those who want to participate. Contact CharterWorld and see what our expert brokers can do for you.

May

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes 2017. Image credit: Cannes Film Festival

Cannes 2017. Image credit: Cannes Film Festival

Get up close to the red carpet at the Palais des Festivals Cannes and watch the glamour unfold from your very own private yacht. More than just lavish parties and fabulous frocks, the Cannes Film Festival is vital to industry networking and secures the future for many concepts to come alive on the silver screen.

Monaco Grand Prix

Monaco Grand Prix. Photo credit: Larry Koester

Monaco Grand Prix. Photo credit: Larry Koester

Take a front row seat to all the action of the Monaco Grand Prix: with your own luxury yacht, you have the best seats at the event. Whether chartering privately or for a corporate event charter, your sun deck will come into its own as you dine alfresco or dip into the Jacuzzi while watching your favourite racer competing only metres away.

amfAR – Cinema Against AIDS 25th May

Raising over $190 million for research programs in the fight against AIDS, amfAR is vital in funding research and highlighting the ongoing struggle to combat AIDS globally. This prestigious event takes place at the opulent Hotel du Cap for its 24th year with the aim of developing a ‘scientific basis for a cure by 2020′.

June

Cannes Lions

A pop-up meeting space at Cannes Lions. Photo credit: Digitas Photos

A pop-up meeting space at Cannes Lions. Photo credit: Digitas Photos

Celebrating innovations and the ever-advancing state of healthcare, technology and entertainment, Cannes Lions is an exhibition dedicated to future visions and this year’s event estimates that over 15,000 people from 100 countries are expected to attend. Dame Helen Mirren and singer Demi Lovato are among the celebrity speakers, with award-winning designers, architects and media companies speaking at the event.

Cannes Lions runs from the 17th-24th of June – be sure to join in on this international festival of creativity on a luxury charter holiday for the very best in comfort, convenience and style.

Jumping International, Monte Carlo

Bertram Allen on Molly Malone V. Photo credit: Stefano Grasso

Bertram Allen on Molly Malone V. Photo credit: Stefano Grasso

Now in its 12th year, Jumping International Monte Carlo has become a favourite spectacle of the Mediterranean’s most elite and discerning spectators, attended by royal families, business magnates and celebrities. The event runs from the 23rd-25th June and the additional entertainment and variety of shopping in the city of Monte Carlo only increase the allure of this exclusive event.

July

Monte Carlo Sporting Summer Festival

Monte Carlo. Photo credit: Rodrigo Soldon

Monte Carlo. Photo credit: Rodrigo Soldon

Monaco is ideally situated between the French and Italian Rivieras, which makes it an easily accessed hotspot for superyacht charters whether they are looking to spend an entire week in port or get a taste of a single event and sail on to the next. The Monte Carlo Sporting Summer Festival takes place at La Salle des Etoiles, a concert hall made of glass overlooking the shining Mediterranean Sea while legendary talent and new singers with exceptional potential serenade the guests throughout the evening. This was the festival that brought Rihanna and Alicia Keyes into the public eye – and it could be your chance to see the next big names performing live at the start of their career.

Monaco Red Cross Ball

Red Cross Ball 2016 - Image credit to Croix Rouge Monégasque

Red Cross Ball 2016 – Image credit to Croix Rouge Monégasque

Each year, the Monaco Red Cross hosts a ball in gratitude to its many generous donors and showcases the immeasurable work that the funds have done on both a local and international scale. La Salle des Etoiles once again becomes the venue for a star-studded event, opened in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II, President of the Monaco Red Cross. Following in the steps of tradition, the night begins with a tombola and an exquisite meal before the dancing gets underway. A magnificent fireworks display heralds an end to the evening before guests slip back to their superyachts to continue the party or sleep off the night’s exertions.

Ultra Europe Music Festival, Split, Croatia

Ultra Europe Music Festival. Photo credit: ultraeurope.com

Ultra Europe Music Festival. Photo credit: ultraeurope.com

Paced over 7 spectacular days across Split in Croatia, the Ultra Europe Music Festival is one of the largest celebrations of electronic music anywhere in the world. The islands of Hvar, Brac and Split all become the spectacular backdrop for fun and games, including a regatta at Bol on the 17th of July and a party of over 5,000 revellers at the spectacular Hotel Amfora Grand Beach Resort on Hvar the following day.

Nice Jazz festival

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue - Nice Jazz Festival

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue – Nice Jazz Festival

Nice hosted the very first jazz festival in 1948 and the city has long embraced its love of the genre, revelling in its international appeal that in turn produces an eclectic and thrilling event from worldwide talent. The five-day event takes place at the Theatre de Verdure, conveniently located near Nice‘s Port along the beautiful promenade.

August

La Biennale

Architecture at La Biennale. Photo credit: René Thorup Kristensen

Architecture at La Biennale. Photo credit: René Thorup Kristensen

A celebration of the arts in all its various forms, La Biennale in Venice is arguably the most diverse exhibition in the Mediterranean luxury yacht charter season: Art, Cinema, Architecture, Dance, Theatre and Music are all represented in displays, workshops and interactive events for all ages. Take a look at the mesmerising performances and see what it inspires in yourself.

September

Cannes Yachting Festival

Cannes Yachting Festival Banner

Cannes Yachting Festival Banner

A gathering of the luxury yacht industry’s greatest and growing talents, the Cannes Yachting Festival offers a glimpse the yachting’s future, from next year’s design trends to advancements in technology and the unveiling of new water toys. Whether you’re planning on buying your next superyacht or just curious to see what the 500+ exhibitors have to offer, the Cannes Yachting Show is not an exhibition that yachting enthusiasts should miss.

Genoa International Boat Show

Salone Nautico di Genova 2016

Salone Nautico di Genova 2016

Whether you are an owner, luxury charter guest or an industry professional, the Genoa International Boat Show is attended by Italy’s finest and most renowned yacht builders including Perini Navi, Benetti and CRN as well as international names, offering the perfect opportunity to compare luxury yacht facilities and products. This yachting exhibition over land and water covers more than 300,000m² total and this year’s event already has 1,400 boats registered with 400 available for sea trials. Ever wanted to see Feadship engineering up close? This could be your chance.

Monaco Yacht Show

MYS 2016 - Photo credit to © Monaco Yacht Show

MYS 2016 – Photo credit to © Monaco Yacht Show

Just as the Cannes Film Festival unofficially marks that start of the charter season in the Mediterranean, the Monaco Yacht Show is seen as the closing event in the superyacht social calendar and a winding down from the peak season. After the event, the private yacht parties run long into the night and the last of the summer holidays is seen off in style in one of the Cote d’Azur‘s most opulent and glamorous cities.