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Emirates Team New Zealand wins 35th America’s Cup

June 28, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Peter Burling and Emirates Team New Zealand have faced off against reigning champions Oracle Team USA to win the 35th edition of the America’s Cup, leaving the final score at 7-1 after two dramatic weeks of racing along the Great Sound in Bermuda.

Celebrations for Emirates Team New Zealand after winning the world's oldest international sports trophy - the America's Cup. Photo credit Ricardo Pinto

Celebrations for Emirates Team New Zealand after winning the world’s oldest international sports trophy – the America’s Cup. Photo credit Ricardo Pinto

Race 9 proved to be the decider after both teams cleanly left the starting gate, sailing at up to 30 knots on the first leg to a roaring crowd. Although Oracle Team USA initially pulled ahead, Emirates Team New Zealand recovered lost ground on the second leg and widened the gap throughout the rest of the race to finish 55 seconds ahead of the Oracle Team USA.

“We’re just blown away. We came here to win the America’s Cup and right now we’re taking the America’s Cup back home to New Zealand,” Helmsman Peter Burling for Emirates Team New Zealand commented. “To be able to win eight races in Beautiful Bermuda in front of a big crowd of our own fans is overwhelming, we’re just happy to be able to share this moment with them, we’re just blown away. I’ve grown up watching this competition as a fan and to be a Kiwi and taking this Cup home is a dream come true. To be able to win this event at such a young age is an unreal feeling. However, I’m just a tiny part of a massive team and it is incredible to be able to reward the hard work of those hundreds of people who have supported us, not only here but back home in New Zealand as well.”

Emirates Team New Zealand won 8 races altogether to secure their victory, having began the series with -1 point due to Oracle Team USA’s win during the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup qualifiers.

“After San Francisco we knew we couldn’t out-spend other teams here so we had to out-think everyone. One of the things to come out of San Francisco is that we were out-designed and we knew this time round that we had to push that area. This time round we had no restrictions on design. We just wanted to see what we could come up with and we have achieved some truly amazing things that have been revolutionary in this sport.”

The final results of the 35th America's Cup

The final results of the 35th America’s Cup

In the America’s Cup 2013 Final Oracle Team USA defended against Emirates New Zealand in San Francisco to narrowly hold on to the title with a final score of 9-8, a result which lead to Emirates Team New Zealand looking to make changes both to the boat design and the skills of the team. The result has been noticeable differences between the design of the Emirates Team New Zealand boat compared to other competitors, most visibly a cycling instead of grinding to charge the hydraulic pressure that keeps the sailing yachts up on the foils. Emirates Team New Zealand CEO Grant Dalton commented on how their past defeat spurred them on to victory in this edition of the America’s Cup:

“After San Francisco we knew we couldn’t out-spend other teams here so we had to out-think everyone. One of the things to come out of San Francisco is that we were out-designed and we knew this time round that we had to push that area. This time round we had no restrictions on design. We just wanted to see what we could come up with and we have achieved some truly amazing things that have been revolutionary in this sport. [One of the points that we had to change] was that we had to invest in technology and the people that provide it. We also had to get our arms around the next generation of yachtsmen that were coming through and Peter (Burling) was one of those.”

Grant Dalton, CEO, Emirates Team New Zealand congratulated Emirates Team New Zealand on their victory, which is their first since 2000:

“I would like to offer my heartfelt congratulations and praise to everyone in Emirates Team New Zealand for winning the 35th America’s Cup. Helmed brilliantly by Peter Burling, with the guiding influence of skipper Glenn Ashby, supported by a world class sailing, design and shore team, they performed magnificently here in Bermuda, winning in dominant fashion.”

Charter yacht Lionheart declared winner of the America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta and J-Class Regatta

June 21, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

After recently being declared the overall winner of the America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta, luxury sailing yacht LIONHEART has continued her winning streak and maintained a steady performance to finish three points ahead of her next closest J-Class competitors VELSHEDA and HANUMAN who finished jointly on 14 points.

The LIONHEART crew celebrate winning the America's Cup Superyacht Trophy (ACEA 2017 Boat International, Carlo Borlenghi)

The LIONHEART crew celebrate winning the America’s Cup Superyacht Trophy (ACEA 2017 Boat International, Carlo Borlenghi)

In the 35th edition of the America’s Cup, the Superyacht Regatta drew more than 20 participants, including J-Class sailing yacht LIONHEART.

Sailing yacht LIONHEART - Built by Claasen Jachtbouw

Sailing yacht LIONHEART – Built by Claasen Jachtbouw

Proving her ferocity on the water in both superyacht and J-Class events, this 2010 built Claasen Jachtbouw hull is the first generation of ever-evolving aluminium hulls. At 43m/142ft in length with 17m/56ft of overhang towards the bow and stern, she is the largest J-Class yacht in existence and truly unique in terms of design.

Sailing yacht LIONHEART - Alfresco dining in the cockpit

Sailing yacht LIONHEART – Alfresco dining in the cockpit

To view S/Y LIONHEART‘s engineering up close, it’s possible to reserve her for week-long periods in the Mediterranean. Featuring a timeless interior last refitted by Pendennis in 2015 and a comfortable and spacious cockpit for alfresco dining in large groups, sailing yacht LIONHEART is as much a stylish charter vessel as a high-performance regatta winner.

Sailing yacht RANGER - Built by Danish Yachts

Sailing yacht RANGER – Built by Danish Yachts

Among the J-class participants was another yacht for charter: classic yacht RANGER. Based on the original sailing yacht RANGER built in 1937, Danish Yachts constructed her namesake in 2004 with teak interiors to create a truly classic cruising experience. Able to sleep up to 10 guests over 4 stately cabins, her comfort is matched by her impressive entertainment, providing diving equipment, water skis, and snorkeling equipment as well as Kaleidescape entertainment systems for days packed with enjoyment. Sailing yacht RANGER is available for charter in the Mediterranean from €55,000-€60,000 per week plus expenses.

RANGER and the beautiful classic interior design of the saloon

RANGER and the beautiful classic interior design of the saloon

Contact CharterWorld for a more comprehensive list of contemporary and traditional regatta yachts currently available for charter.

S/Y Saudade Wins Superyacht Class at the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2017

June 05, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Sailing yacht SAUDADE has been crowned the winner of this 10th edition of the event after taking first place in the final race of the Superyacht class at the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2017, while MAGIC CARPET³ beat competitors OPEN SEASON for their first win in the Wally class in two years.

Saudade - Winners of the Superyacht Class at the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, Sardinia, 2017. Photo credits Borlenghi, YCCS and BIM

Saudade – Winners of the Superyacht Class at the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, Sardinia, 2017. Photo credits Borlenghi, YCCS and BIM

Albert Buell, owner of SAUDADE, has raced successive yachts by the name of Saudade since Winning the Admiral’s Cup in 1973. Abert Buell won his first race on Sardinia back in 1988 and has gained a taste for the race along with his crew, some of which have been racing at his side for over 20 years. After winning the Superyacht class in 2015 and 2016, this is sailing yacht SAUDADE’s third consecutive win.

“We made the triple. That was the dream.” Buell smiled as he lifted the regatta’s top award, the Silver Jubilee Cup. “The dream is a reality. There is not too much difference to how we won the last two years. This week was special because the winds were light and changed a lot. We had a lot of luck but the crew worked hard and we sailed smoothly.”

Magic Carpet³ - Winners of the Wally Class at the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, Sardinia, 2017. Photo credits Borlenghi, YCCS and BIM

Magic Carpet³ – Winners of the Wally Class at the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, Sardinia, 2017. Photo credits Borlenghi, YCCS and BIM

Both sailing yacht SAUDADE and MAGIC CARPET³ underwent an overhaul during the winter, the former receiving a new keel, rudder, bowsprit and rigging while the latter has reduced her overall weigh for smoother performance during racing.

Saudade placed 1st overall in the Superyacht Class at the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2017. Photo credits Borlenghi, YCCS and BIM

Saudade placed 1st overall in the Superyacht Class at the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2017. Photo credits Borlenghi, YCCS and BIM

Magic Carpet³ placed 1st overall in the Wally Class at the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2017. Photo credits Borlenghi, YCCS and BIM

Magic Carpet³ placed 1st overall in the Wally Class at the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2017. Photo credits Borlenghi, YCCS and BIM

Yacht Club Costa Smeralda will host its next event – the Melges 40 Grand Prix – from the 14th to the 17th of June. To find out of any of these regatta yachts are available for charter in the Mediterranean this upcoming season, contact CharterWorld.

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.

Join the action at the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta in Sardinina

March 30, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous is set to take place in Sardinia, Italy, from the 30th of May until the 3rd of June, kicking off the summer events season with intense action from newcomers and veterans alike.

The rocky coast of Sardinia creates an impressive setting for the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta. Photo credit: YCCS

The rocky coast of Sardinia creates an impressive setting for the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta. Photo credit: YCCS

Registration is currently open until the 2nd of May for what promises to be the largest fleet in the event yet. Previous winners SAUDADE and OPEN SEASON have returned to defend their titles against proven competitors MAGIC CARPET 3 and INOUI, while new additions FARFALLA, ESCAPADE and GALATEIA promise to spice up the action.

Porto Cervo is set to welcome participants at the world renowned Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, where each crew and owner had the opportunity to size up the competition for the Silver Jubilee Cup before the first day of sailing.

Saudade from the 2016 edition of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta. Photo credit: Carlo Borlenghi

Saudade from the 2016 edition of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta. Photo credit: Carlo Borlenghi

Sardinia is one of the most highly regarded destinations in the Mediterranean: Regattas, yacht clubs such as the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, glittering beaches and high-end shopping all add to the allure of the area, where many new superyachts make their summer season debuts. Find a fine selection of yachts available for Sardinia charters here.

 

Top 5 Superyachts for Charter at the America’s Cup 2017 in Bermuda

March 22, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

This year Bermuda is hosting the 35th edition of the thrilling America’s Cup. A month-long celebration of thrilling race action also includes America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta and J Class Regatta. Not only that but also a vibrant on-shore entertainment programme is a must-attend.  Join in and celebrate in style, plus get access to the best viewing spots, premium berths and deluxe accommodation aboard these breathtaking luxury yachts:

1. MONDANGO 3

With plenty of space to host a party of 25 guests while at anchor, sailing yacht Mondango 3 is one of your best options if you plan to celebrate the event with the beautiful people in Bermuda. She is available for charter at a special rate and only during the event. Mondango 3 sleeps 11 guests overnight, assisted by a crew of 9. Her beautiful interior design was developed by bespoke Reymond Langdon Design and features some vibrant colour palette, lavish furnishings, outstanding attention to detail and sumptuous seating. Take advantage of a 20% discount on a two-week booking (EUR 358,000) or 10% on a one-week booking (EUR 200,000).

56m sailing yacht MONDANGO 3 (AY46) by Alloy Yachts - Image credit to Chris Lewis-680-2

56m sailing yacht MONDANGO 3 (AY46) by Alloy Yachts – Image credit to Chris Lewis

AY46 super yacht MONDANGO 3 - Flybridge Image by Chris Lewis

AY46 super yacht MONDANGO 3 – Flybridge Image by Chris Lewis

2. ATHENA

The multi-award winning 90-metre sailing yacht Athena offers accommodation for ten guests, assisted by 21 crew members. She features a sophisticated mahogany interior with lots of space for socialising and relaxation. The lower deck boasts a full-width owner cabin with full-width master bath, Spa Pool, the Owner’s Office and walk-in wardrobe. There are also three queen-size cabins and one twin.

The stunning 90 m charter yacht Athena

The stunning 90 m charter yacht Athena

Dining room - sailing yacht Athena - one of the largest charter yachts in the world

Dining room – sailing yacht Athena – one of the largest charter yachts in the world

3. GRACE E

Grace E will be sure to turn heads at the America’s Cup this summer. Not only this 73-metre luxury motor yacht features striking exterior, but she also offers exterior viewing points to admire the racing. Her luxury amenities include a hydrotherapy room, a large pool, a beauty salon, full gymnasium, massage room and sauna. Named the “Motor Yacht of the Year” in 2015, Grace E will provide an unforgettable luxury experience for her guests visiting the America’s Cup.

1-73m Vitruvius mega yacht Grace E sold by Perini Navi Group-680

1-73m Vitruvius mega yacht Grace E sold by Perini Navi Group-680

Grace E superyacht - Main Saloon - Photo by Giuliano Sargentini

Grace E superyacht – Main Saloon – Photo by Giuliano Sargentini

4. MALTESE FALCON

No famous racing events are held without the “superstar” of the sailing world, Maltese Falcon. This high-performance vessel measures 88m and provides luxurious and comfortable cruising experience to her guests. Maltese Falcon can carry 50 people and is perfect for social gatherings. Some of her outstanding features are the alfresco cinema, massage room, as well as luxurious social spaces and lavish accommodation overnight for a total of 12 guests.

Maltese Falcon under sail in front of Viareggio

Maltese Falcon under sail in front of Viareggio

Maltese Falcon

Maltese Falcon

5. SAVARONA

The beautiful 28-metre sailing yacht Savarona is offering a VIP berth at the event this year. Savarona has a traditional interior design with glossy elements and simple, yet tasteful furnishing. The salon is an open plan with plenty of natural light. Cool taupe toned upholstery compliments rich wood panels. Savarona comfortably sleeps up to 6 guests in three beautiful staterooms: a gorgeous master suite, a VIP and a twin cabin. A professional crew of 4 will take care of everything onboard.

Sailing yacht SAVARONA - Main-

Sailing yacht SAVARONA – Main

Sailing Yacht Savarona - guest cockpit

Sailing Yacht Savarona – guest cockpit

CharterWorld specialises in luxury yacht charters aboard crewed superyachts. When it comes to superyacht charter CharterWorld is the largest specialist retail broker worldwide. Our very experienced brokers have a lot to offer in terms of specific experience, advocacy and advice for charterers or new to yacht charter, before and during their booking and holiday. Equire now.

St Barths Bucket 2017: 30th edition race results

March 21, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

VELSHEDA - One of 8 yachts from Dykstra competing in the regatta. Photo credit: Michael Kurtz/Pantaenius

VELSHEDA – One of 8 yachts from Dykstra competing in the regatta. Photo credit: Michael Kurtz/Pantaenius

After three days of high-octane racing, the winners of the 2017 St Barths Bucket have been announced across the various classes, and sailing yachts WINWIN, SPIIP, WISP, ROSEHEARTY and KOO have each taken first place.

Of the competing yachts of Class A, or ‘Les Gazelles des Mers’, WINWIN and VISIONE proved the greatest challenge to the rest of the fleet and consecutively finished in the top three across all racing days. Although UNFURLED put in an excellent performance, NIKATA outmatched her on the second day of racing to push sailing yacht UNFURLED into third place overall with VISIONE in second and WINWIN in first.

Sailing yachts SPIIP and GANESHA were expected to provide a thrilling race in Class B and they did not disappoint in any of their matches, always placing between first and third with SOJANA or P2. On the final day, ‘Les Elegantes des Mers’ class rankings placed SPIIP in first, then SOJANA and GANESHA.

‘Les Mademoiselles del Mers’ of Class C proved agile on the water with mere seconds often determining the difference between second and third place. In the final standings, WISP was first, with REBECCA and AXIA taking second and third respectively.

Arguably one of the most aniticipated classes in the whole event, Class D, ‘Les Grandes Dames des Mers’, saw some of the world’s largest yachts compete for a first place in the 30th St Barths Bucket. Superyacht MALTESE FALCON built by Perini Navi competed against younger sister ROSEHEARTY, and it was the latter that took first place, followed by METEOR AND PERSEUS^3.

In the newly created ‘Les Voiles Blanche’ class, or Class E, sailing yacht KOO earned first place, with Q and ESCAPADE filling up the other podium positions.

The final results of the Loro Piana Caribbean Regatta

March 15, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

In the final results of the Loro Piana Caribbean Regatta 2017, S/Y NILAYA from Class A has come out on top of all competitors to take the Boat International Media Trophy at the prize giving ceremony in the beautiful British Virgin Islands.

Nilaya Class A, Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous 2017.

Nilaya Class A, Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous 2017.

Nilaya won in Class A and overall during the 2017 Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous Photo credit BorlenghiYCCSBIM

Nilaya won in Class A and overall during the 2017 Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous Photo credit BorlenghiYCCSBIM

This is not NILAYA’s first victory in the regatta: Baltic Yachts’ 34m/112ft sailing yacht has earned the trophy twice before in the past four years, beating INOUI last year and proving her.speed and agility against the newer yacht.

In Class B, P2 took the lead after tight competition with GANESHA throughout the three day event.

P2 and Ganesha clash in Class B at the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous 2017.

P2 and Ganesha clash in Class B at the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous 2017.

P2 Class B Winners, 2017

P2 Class B Winners, 2017

“…we had a great race with Ganesha,” said P2 tactician Tony Rey. “It seems it always comes down between us. Matt Humphries and the guys on Ganesha are incredible competitors. We like to think we’re getting better and better at sailing P2. We all take pride in getting on the podium here. It’s a big deal.”

2012 Nautor’s Swan FREYA won all three of her Class C races, gaining her third class victory in the last 4 years.

Class C Freya won all her races during the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous 2017.

Class C Freya won all her races during the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous 2017.

Freya Class C Winners, 2017

Freya Class C Winners, 2017

“It was a fantastic week, we did well because we’re a crew,” FREYA’s owner Don MacPherson comented. “It was really good racing and we made very few mistakes. I attribute our success to the crew, they did a great job.”

PERSEUS^3 proved that persistence pays off, having lost the last two Loro Piana regattas in the Caribbean but consistently crossing the line first for Class D in the 30th edition of the event.

Perseus^3 won in class Class D of the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous 2017.

Perseus^3 won in class Class D of the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous 2017.

Perseus^3 Class D Winners, 2017

Perseus^3 Class D Winners, 2017

A great number of the Loro Piana fleet also has confirmed attendance at the St Barths Bucket Regatta running from the 16th-19th of March, with P2, GANESHA, REBECCA, SUNLEIGH DANNESKJOLD and LADY B amongst some of the competitors.

The charter yachts of the St Barths Bucket Regatta

March 14, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The 2017 St Barths Bucket Regatta is due to get underway on the 16th of March for three days of intense racing around the stunning scenery of the Caribbean. One of the largest racing events in the sailing calendar, this edition is expected to be even more impressive in celebration of its 30th anniversary, and of these participating high performance yachts, many are available for charter throughout the year.

P2 and Perseus^3 come fresh from wins at the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous, ready to add to their collection of wins for this regatta season. Here are more of this year’s iconic competitors:

Maltese Falcon

Sailing yacht MALTESE FALCON - Photo credit: Andrew Ballantyne

Sailing yacht MALTESE FALCON – Photo credit: Andrew Ballantyne

The world’s largest sailing yacht at 88m/289ft, superyacht MALTESE FALCON is truly a sight to behold and the judges agreed unanimously: She holds 10 design awards from the International Superyacht Society, Showboats Awards and the Robb Report.

Her interiors from Ken Freivokh Design are just as sporty as her exterior and her facilities are just as impressive, with an on board gym, movie theatre and Jacuzzi as well as a host of water toys aboard this Approved RYA Water Sports Centre.

S/Y MALTESE FALCON - Salon

S/Y MALTESE FALCON – Salon

Length: 88m/289ft

Beam: 13m/42ft

Builder: Perini Navi

Year: 2006

Top speed: 19.6 knots

Accommodation: 12 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 4 double cabins

Crew: 17

Price per week: €400,000-€440,000plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean and Caribbean

 

Rosehearty

S/Y ROSEHEARTY - Perini Navi

S/Y ROSEHEARTY – Perini Navi

Built in the same year and from the same builder as MALTESE FALCON, luxury yacht ROSEHEARTY (ex.AUDACE) may be dwarfed by her bigger sister but her exceptional interior by Christian Liagre makes her just as an impressive a charter yacht for holidays, special occasions and regattas.

Luxury yacht ROSEHEARTY - Formal dining

Luxury yacht ROSEHEARTY – Formal dining

Length: 56m/184ft

Beam: 12m/38ft

Builder: Perini Navi

Year: 2006

Top speed: 15 knots

Accommodation: 12 guests: 1 Master suite, 2 VIP staterooms, 2 double cabins and 2 single cabins with Pullman berths

Crew: 10

Price per week: $225,000-$225,000 USD plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean and Caribbean

 

Q

Sailing yacht Q (ex.MONDANGO II) - Alloy Yachts

Sailing yacht Q (ex.MONDANGO II) – Alloy Yachts

Winner of 3 awards in 2008-2009 for the best sailing yacht over 40m, luxury yacht Q (ex.MONDANGO 2) represents New Zealand yacht builders Alloy Yachts, whom have a stellar reputation in the yacht building industry. Reymond Langton Design created her bright and spacious contemporary interior and while not participating in regattas, charter guests can use her tender garage as a freshwater Jacuzzi.

The tender garage converts into a freshwater Jacuzzi aboard sailing yacht Q

The tender garage converts into a freshwater Jacuzzi aboard sailing yacht Q

Length: 52m/170ft

Beam: 10m/34ft

Builder: Alloy Yachts

Year: 2008

Top speed: 15 knots

Accommodation: 10 guests: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins with Pullman berths

Crew: 8

Price per week: €180,000-195,000 plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean and Caribbean

 

Danneskjold

Luxury yacht DANNESKJOLD - Built by Southern Ocean Marine

Luxury yacht DANNESKJOLD – Built by Southern Ocean Marine

After taking place in the Loro Piana Caribbean Regatta, sailing yacht DANNESKJOLD (ex.LIARA) is ready to prove her power in 2017 having won and placed on the podium at previous Caribbean regattas. As a charter yacht, she offers spacious and comfortable surroundings for Caribbean and Mediterranean charters, with vast music and film libraries for evening entertainment after a full day of excitement and exploration.

Salon inside luxury yacht DANNESKJOLD

Salon inside luxury yacht DANNESKJOLD

Length: 32m/105ft

Beam: 7m/23ft

Builder: Southern Ocean Marine

Year: 2009

Top speed: 14 knots

Accommodation: 6 guests: 2 double cabins and 1 twin cabin

Crew: 4

Price per week: $54,000-$62,000 USD

Charter grounds: Mediterranean and Caribbean

 

Perseus^3

Luxury yacht PERSEUS^3

Luxury yacht PERSEUS^3

A finalist at the World Superyacht Awards 2016 in the ‘Sailing Yacht of 45m and above’ category, PERSEUS^3 is one of the most recent competitors at the regattas. As a charter yacht, she has plenty of water toys and on board and her contemporary interior efficiently uses space for a comfortable charter experience.

Length: 60m/197ft

Beam: 11m/37ft

Builder: Perini Navi

Year: 2015

Top speed: 15.5 knots

Accommodation: 12 guests: 1 Master suite, 2 VIP staterooms, 1 double cabin (convertible to twin) and 2 twin cabins

Crew: 10

Price per week: €250,000 plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean and Caribbean

 

Elena

S/Y ELENA

S/Y ELENA

This gorgeous traditional sailing schooner is the namesake of a yacht built over 100 years ago and was recreated from the original drawings by designer Nathaniel G Herreshoff. The classic interior by Steve McLaren makes traditional sailing yacht ELENA an enjoyable charter yacht for close friends and family.

Sailing yacht ELENA - Main salon and formal dining area

Sailing yacht ELENA – Main salon and formal dining area

Length: 55m/180ft

Beam: 8m/27ft

Builder: Marin Luxur Yachts

Year: 2009

Top speed: 13 knots

Accommodation: 8 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom and 2 twin cabins

Crew: 8

Price per week: €80,000-€90,000 plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean and Caribbean

 

Meteor

S/Y METEOR - By Royal Huisman

S/Y METEOR – By Royal Huisman

A previous winner of the St Barths Bucket (2009) and the Newport Bucket Regatta in 2014, sailing yacht METEOR has a proven race record as well as winning 3 awards for her design in 2008. The seating and sun pads on deck are comfortable areas for outdoor living, and her classic appearance above deck continues into the main salon and cabins for a spacious and relaxing environment.

Superyacht METEOR - Main salon

Superyacht METEOR – Main salon

Length: 52m/171ft

Beam: 9m/30ft

Builder: Royal Huisman

Year: 2007

Top speed: 13 knots

Accommodation: 6 guests: 1 Master suite and 2 twin cabins

Crew: 10

Price per week: $126,000-$150,000 USD plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean and Caribbean

 

Ganesha

Sailing yacht GANESHA - Built by Vitters

Sailing yacht GANESHA – Built by Vitters

Built in 2013 by Vitters, S/Y GANESHA features contemporary interiors from Newcruise Design using Indian motifs and patterns with splashes of vibrant colour to create welcoming living spaces. At only four years old, GANESHA has already proven her agility at previous regattas, including two wins at Porto Cervo.

Formal dining aboard luxury yacht GANESHA

Formal dining aboard luxury yacht GANESHA

Length: 46m151/ft

Beam: 9m/30ft

Builder: Vitters

Year: 2013

Top speed: Unknown

Accommodation: 8 guests: 1 Master suite, 3 double cabins

Crew: 7

Price per week: Contact CharterWorld for current rates

Charter grounds: Contact CharterWorld for current charter grounds

 

Ningaloo

Sailing yacht NINGALOO

Sailing yacht NINGALOO

A finalist in 3 awards categories in 2011 and also earning a special commendation, superyacht NINGALOO (ex.LADY B) uses glass to create sultry curves both inside and out. NINGALOO is no stranger to the St Barths Bucket and has performed well in her class, making her a yacht to watch out for during the races as well as an exciting charter.

S/Y NINGALOO - Lower salon

S/Y NINGALOO – Lower salon

Length: 45m/147ft

Beam: 9m/30ft

Builder: Vitters

Year: 2010

Top speed: Unknown

Accommodation: 6/7 guests: 1 Master suite, 2 VIP staterooms, 1 double cabin (convertible to twin) and 2 twin cabins

Crew: 6

Price per week: €88,000-€100,000 plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean and Caribbean

 

Nikata

Sailing yacht NIKATA - Photo credit: Ian Campbell

Sailing yacht NIKATA – Photo credit: Ian Campbell

Luxury yacht NIKATA is available for charter with a great selection of water toys and on board entertainment, including games consoles, a music and film library, audiovisual equipment and much more.

S/Y NIKATA - Formal dining

S/Y NIKATA – Formal dining

Length: 25m/82ft

Beam: 6m/19ft

Builder: Nautor’s Swan

Year: 2005

Top speed: 12 knots

Accommodation: 8 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 double cabin and 2 twin cabins

Crew: 4

Price per week: €28,000 plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean and Caribbean

 

Axia

Superyacht AXIA

Superyacht AXIA

No stranger to the St Barth’s Bucket, luxury yacht AXIA has won overall in the Grand Dames category as well as receiving the ‘All Star Crew’ award in 2013. Her classic interiors, spacious decks and variety of water toys make her a firm favourite for family charters with guests of all ages.

Alfresco dining aboard sailing yacht AXIA

Alfresco dining aboard sailing yacht AXIA

Length: 37m/123ft

Beam: 8m/27ft

Builder: Palmer Johnson

Year: 1990

Top speed: 15 knots

Accommodation: 6 guests: 1 double cabin, 2 twin cabins

Crew: 6

Price per week: $60,000 USD plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean and Caribbean

 

Spiip

Luxury yacht SPIIP from Royal Huisman

Luxury yacht SPIIP from Royal Huisman

Regatta enthusiasts will remember sailing yacht SPIIP racking up the podium places in the past under the name UNFURLED. One of many performance sailing yachts to be given the name UNFURLED, SPIIP from Royal Huisman has been racing since 2000 and is fully prepared for charters, with snorkelling and diving equipment on board for charter groups to discover everything their destination has to offer.

Length: 34m/112ft

Beam: 8m/26ft

Builder: Royal Huisman

Year: 2000

Top speed: 14 knots

Accommodation: 6 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 double cabin and 1 double cabin convertible to twin

Crew: 4

Price per week: $52,500-$58,500 USD plus expenses

Charter grounds: Caribbean

 

Leopard 3

Sailing yacht LEOPARD 3 - Built by Farr Yacht Design

Sailing yacht LEOPARD 3 – Built by Farr Yacht Design

S/Y LEOPARD 3 turns 10 this year and has a lot to celebrate: in 2016 alone she won the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Puerto Cervo as well as the International Maxi Association trophy for the RORC 2016 Transatlantic Race. Superyacht LEOPARD 3 is also available as a corporate yacht charter, able to host up to 20 guests on board, as well as having availability for private charters throughout the year.

The contemporary main salon within S/Y LEOPARD 3

The contemporary main salon within S/Y LEOPARD 3

Length: 30m/100ft

Beam: 7m/22ft

Builder: Farr Yacht Design

Year: 2012

Top speed: 25 knots

Accommodation: 8 guests: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins and 2 single cabins with Pullman berths

Crew: 5

Price per week: €47,500 plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean and Caribbean

 

Sojana

Luxury yacht SOJANA - Photo credit: Farr Yacht Design

Luxury yacht SOJANA – Photo credit: Farr Yacht Design

Sailing yacht SOJANA is a veteran of the sailing calendar, taking part in events such as the Palma de Mallorca regatta and Cowes Week. With a proven speed of 25 knots, S/Y SOJANA is one of the fastest competitors on the water. Her spa pool, inviting interiors and collection of water toys make her a great charter choice both in and out of the regatta seasons.

Main salon - Superyacht SOJANA

Main salon – Superyacht SOJANA

Length: 34m/112ft

Beam: 8m/25ft

Builder: Green Marine

Year: 2003

Top speed: 25 knots

Accommodation: 8 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom and 1 twin cabin

Crew: 6

Price per week: $53,500-$65,000 USD plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean and Caribbean

 

P2

Superyacht P2 - Built by Perini Navi

Superyacht P2 – Built by Perini Navi

Designed by Philippe Brand for Perini Navi, the focus was to create a yacht that was responsive to wind changes while remaining desirable for family and group charters through her elegant interiors. Winner of Sailing Yacht of the Year in 2009 as well as two other awards, superyacht P2 has fulfilled every criterion set, achieving First in the 2016 Loro Piana Regatta and the St Barth’s Bucket. The gym equipment, massage table and water toys available on request have ensured that this yacht is as exciting to charter as she is to spectate.

S/Y P2 - Main salon

S/Y P2 – Main salon

Length: 38m/125ft

Beam: 8m/27ft

Builder: Perini Navi

Year: 2008

Top speed: Unknown

Accommodation: 6 guests: 1 tripple cabin with Pullman berth, 1 double cabin with Pullman berth

Crew: 5

Price per week: €70,000 plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean and Caribbean

 

Find out if one of these high performance yachts are available for your next holiday: contact CharterWorld and you could be sailing through the Mediterranean or Caribbean and enjoying your special occasion on a regatta winning sailing yacht.

Freya and Cuordileone champions of the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean

March 07, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

After four days of intense racing, the winners of the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean 2017 have been decided, with Don Macpherson’s Swan 90 Freya and Leonardo Ferragamo’s ClubSwan 50 Cuordileone seeing off all competition to take top spots on the podium.

Fierce competition in the Grand Prix Mini Maxi division - Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean 2017

Fierce competition in the Grand Prix Mini Maxi division – Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean 2017

YCCS Commodore Riccardo Bonadeo commented on what sets the Rolex Swan events apart from other regattas throughout the year:

“What makes the Rolex Swan Cup events in Porto Cervo and here in the Caribbean so special – in addition to the enduring partnership between YCCS, Rolex and Nautor’s Swan – is the way the Swan family comes together. We have classic and new boats here, large and small yachts, world-class professional sailors and amateur crews of friends and family – but what they all have in common is their passion for these boats and for sailing and we are pleased to share that passion.”

Freya won against Plis in the Maxi Division of the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean 2017

Freya won against Plis Play in the Maxi Division of the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean 2017

Entrants ranged from 13.5 metres up to 35 metres, and the 18 strong fleet boasted tried and tested names including Shamanna and Sayula, launched in 1973 and the oldest competitor in direct contrast to Earlybird, a Clubswan 50 christened only last week.

Yacht Club Costa Smeralda is holding its 50th Anniversary regatta today and the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous will take place from the 10th to the 13th of March.