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The results of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2017

September 13, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup was held in Porto Cervo from the 3rd to the 9th of September and provided a treat for onlookers with seven classes participating in five races or more throughout the week-long event.

Overall winner of the Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship, SY MOMO. Photo credit: ROLEX / Carlo Borlenghi

Overall winner of the Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship, SY MOMO. Photo credit: ROLEX / Carlo Borlenghi

Sailing yacht MOMO claimed the 2017 Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship, beating closest competitors PROTEUS by a single point BELLA MENTE and CANNONBALL were also close to claiming the top spot, only 2 points behind the overall winner.

“We feel really good. We are happy and proud to win here finally,” said Dieter Schön for the crew of MOMO. “After last season we improved a lot of details in our boat and as a team – very small things multiply to make you quicker.”

The Super Maxi class victory went to RIBELLE. Photo credit: ROLEX / Carlo Borlenghi

The Super Maxi class victory went to RIBELLE. Photo credit: ROLEX / Carlo Borlenghi

In the Super Maxi class, WINWIN also vied for top spot with a single point’s difference between them and RIBELLE deciding victory for the latter, while NILAYA, INOUI and VIRIELLA were challenged as much by the the changeable wind conditions and light breezes as they were by the other racers.

Among the Mini Maxi yachts, the crew of JETHOU proved her worth by coming in first in all 5 races to secure a lead of 7 points or greater against SEPCTRE, LUCKY and ADELASIA DI TORRES.

S/Y SUPERNIKKA claimed Mini Maxi Racer Cruiser 1. Photo credit: ROLEX / Carlo Borlenghi

S/Y SUPERNIKKA claimed Mini Maxi Racer Cruiser 1. Photo credit: ROLEX / Carlo Borlenghi

Although ATLANTA II finished first on the final day of racing for the Mini Maxi Racer Cruiser 1 group, it was the consistent performance of SUPERNIKKA that earned her first place, while the Mini Maxi Racer Cruiser 2 group was won by H20.

Although GALATEIA finished 9th in the penultimate race, finishing 2nd against OPEN SEASON in the final race ensured that she was the overall winner of the Wally class.

The impressive line starts from some of the world's biggest regatta yachts. Photo credit: ROLEX / Carlo Borlenghi

The impressive line starts from some of the world’s biggest regatta yachts. Photo credit: ROLEX / Carlo Borlenghi

The International Maxi Association and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda organised the event, the latter celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. International Maxi Association President Thomas Bscher said of this year’s Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup: “It has been a fabulous week with very good conditions – strong winds, no swell, no big waves. There is a little room for improve on the organisation side and we are trying to support the officials, because we want people to come back and we want to increase the number of boats.”

Prizes were awarded by YCCS Commodore Riccardo Bonadeo, President of Rolex Italy Gian Riccardo Marini, IMA President Thomas Bscher and His Highness the Aga Khan and Princess Zahra Aga Khan.

Phuket preparing for Asia Superyacht Rendezvous Cup at SALA Resort

September 01, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Preparations are already underway for the 17th edition of the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous Cup, which will take part at the exclusive SALA Phuket Resort within the lush Mai Khao Bay.

20 minutes from Phuket International Airport, the destination is perfectly nestled between other famous areas of natural beauty, including Phang Nga Bay.

The competitions draw in superyachts of all shapes and sizes, bringing together serious and casual racers and spectators for an extended weekend of exciting racing and beach-side parties. While the ASR Cup is the event’s most coveted prize, there is a Corinthian Class to allow everyone to enjoy a day out with fun and competition without the competitive atmosphere of the main event.

As an event designed for new racers and veterans alike, Captain Pascal Pellat-Finet of S/Y TIARA enthused after attending the last Rendezvous Cup:

“Fair sailing with great people – an event not to miss”.

Pool at the SALA Resort, Phuket

Pool at the SALA Resort, Phuket

The hosting SALA Resort will provide participating guests with exceptional luxury services throughout the competition: SALA’s Group Director of Business Development, Mr Nicolas Reschke, and Regional General Manager, Mr Jon Ashenden, commented: “Following our successful partnership last year, we are delighted to support the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous once again this year to create a memorable experience for all the attending superyacht owners, captains, crew and VIP guests.

“Not only does this unique event associate the SALA brand with the luxury leisure sector, it also helps shine the light on Mai Khao beach as a stunning tropical destination for visitors arriving by land or sea,” continued Mr Reschke. “The Asia Superyacht Rendezvous has strong synergy with SALA Phuket as we strive to offer our guests an exclusive, personalised experience with plenty of opportunities for fun exploration and inspiring adventures.”

Asia Superyacht Rendezvous Cup - Onboard reception

Asia Superyacht Rendezvous Cup – Onboard reception

“As always, the ASR Cup is a fantastic chance to either market your boat with international media covering the event, or just to have some fun with friends old and new on the beautiful Phuket coastline,” Asia Superyacht Rendezvous Cup Organiser, Gordon Fernandes, stated. “Yachts will be given valuable exposure, while owners’ privacy will be respected at all times. We look forward to welcoming all to the largest on-water gathering of superyachts in Asia.”

The 17th Asia Superyacht Rendezvous will take place at the SALA Resort in Phuket, Thailand, from the 18th-21st January 2018.

Results of the inaugural Newport J Class World Championship

August 30, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The very first J Class Championship took place between the 21st-26th of August in sunny Newport, Rhode Island and produced seven races of expert sailing from renowned J-class veterans SVEA, TOPAZ, HANUMAN, VELSHEDA, RANGER AND LIONHEART.

Racing underway at the J Class World Championship, Newport, Rhode Island. Photo credit Onne van der Wal

Racing underway at the J Class World Championship, Newport, Rhode Island. Photo credit Onne van der Wal

Although HANUMAN took first place in three of the seven races, it was LIONHEART’s consistent performance, remaining in the top three of all seven races, that earned her the world title by three points.

LIONHEART also took the Terry Kohler Trophy for becoming the 2017 J-class season champions, combining the results of the St Barth’s Bucket and the America’s Cup J Class Regatta as well as the J Class World Championship.

“I think the strongest thing we have is the crew,” LIONHEART’s Nigel Ingram commented. “I don’t think we have changed a single crew position in the last year and a half. The boat is fast, the sail programme is good. We look after all the small details, we work very hard on making sure the bottom of the boat is good, it is vital in these big boats, we work hard at optimising the displacement and righting moment for the different conditions we sail in.”

HANUMAN were the winners of the St Barths Bucket in March and third place on the podium went to RANGER after narrowly beating TOPAZ, both of whom were also a presence at the J Class regatta earlier this year.

Race Results:

1 LIONHEART – 17

2 HANUMAN – 20

3 RANGER – 24

4 TOPAZ – 27

5 SVEA – 29

6 VELSHEDA – 30

Some of the above sailing yachts are available for charter: Contact CharterWorld for more information and location availability and take your next holiday on an historic, high-performance racing yacht.

Bequia wins the 2017 Candy Store Cup Superyacht Edition

August 01, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

From the 27th-29th July, Newport, R.I. hosted the 2017 Candy Store Cup Superyacht Edition for three days of intense racing between high performance superyachts ranging from relative newcomers to crowd favourites such as sailing yacht METEOR.

Sailing yacht BEQUIA - Winner of Class B and overall winner of the Candy Store Cup Superyacht Edition. Photo credit Billy Black

Sailing yacht BEQUIA – Winner of Class B and overall winner of the Candy Store Cup Superyacht Edition. Photo credit Billy Black

After 3 days of intense racing under varying weather conditions, sailing yacht BEQUIA was declared the overall winner and received the silver Candy Store Cup Trophy as well as the Class B prize of a glass vase filled with candy. Thursday through to Saturday produced three very different races, with winds changing from medium to light to heavy to show off the full potential of every competitor, some of which reached 30 knots.

“This is different than any other superyacht regatta in the world… It’s run by a team of people who know how this is supposed to go; the courses were really well conceived, the classes were really well conceived…They made everything better…”

Class A winner, sailing yacht ACTION. Photo credit - Billy Black

Class A winner, sailing yacht ACTION. Photo credit – Billy Black

Class A winner was 37m/121ft ACTION, who faced tough competition from SUNLEIGH and RANGER the first two days until conditions proved too much for SUNLEIGH on the Saturday and the team chose not to race. A problem with the mast track caused RANGER to retire, leaving S/Y ACTION the Class A winner by default.

On the final day for Class B, sailing yacht FREYA was forced after a split mainsail, leaving BEQUIA sailing through at 25 knots to become the victors for the class.

“We had a wonderful week sailing against FREYA,” said BEQUIA’s tactician Tom Whidden at the awards party. “We’re quite different boats, but obviously the handicap rule is doing a good job, and we had some really close racing. We felt badly they had a breakdown on the last day; we were looking forward to seeing how we’d do, and I think we would have been very close.”

Class C winner, sailing yacht METEOR. Photo credit - Billy Black

Class C winner, sailing yacht METEOR. Photo credit – Billy Black

Dan Meyers, who won Class C skippering his 52m/170ft schooner METEOR agreed: “The first day was a perfectly moderate day, so nobody could complain. Friday, much to our detriment, it was light and a struggle for us but kind of fun to try to keep METEOR going on the track. And Saturday was full-on. A kite up in 30 knots keeps your attention, but it was fun. We had it all!

“This is different than any other superyacht regatta in the world,” added Meyers. “It’s run by a team of people who know how this is supposed to go; the courses were really well conceived, the classes were really well conceived…They made everything better: the social events are better, the racing is better, the new Thursday-through-Saturday format is better. It’s more fun…more friendly, but they don’t sacrifice on the sailing.”

Results:

Class A:

1. ACTION, 121′ (37m) Royal Huisman/Dykstra Sloop, 1-2-1, 4
2. SUNLEIGH, 105′ (32m) Jongert/Tony Castro Sloop, 3-1-4/DNS, 8
3. RANGER, 138′ (42m) Danish Yachts/S&S Dykstra Sloop, 2-3-4/RET, 9

Class B:

1. BEQUIA, 92′ (28m) Brooklin Boat Yard/Stephens Yawl, 1-2-1, 4
2. FREYA, 88′ (27m) Nautor’s Swan/Frers Sloop, 2-1-5/RET, 8
3. WILD HORSES, 75′ (23m) W-Class Yachts/White, 3-3-2, 8
4. AUDREY II, 89′ (27m) Jongert Ketch, 4-4-5/RET, 13

Class C:

1. METEOR, 170′ (52m) Royal Huisman/Dykstra Schooner, 1-3-1, 5
2. WHITEHAWK, 104′ (32m) Lie-Nielsen/Bruce King Ketch, 2-2-2, 6
3. NAEMA, 118′ (42m) Graafship/Hodgdon Yachts G Schooner, 3-1-4, 8
4. ZENJI, 184′ (56m) Perini Navi/Ron Holland 4-4-3, 11

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

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