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Special offer: Reduced charters in Florida with luxury yacht Exit Strategy

August 21, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Motor yacht EXIT STRATEGY (ex.DREAM) is available for charter in Florida and the Bahamas, with an excellent deal of 7 days for the price of 5 for certain dates in Newport.

M/Y EXIT STRATEGY (ex.DREAM) - Built by Hargrave

M/Y EXIT STRATEGY (ex.DREAM) – Built by Hargrave

Built in 2006 and refitted in 2015, this 32m/105ft Hargrave superyacht features interiors by Shelley and offers guests a timeless environment with plenty of water toys and relaxation facilities at a great price.

Luxury yacht EXIT STRATEGY - Salon and formal dining area with bar

Luxury yacht EXIT STRATEGY – Salon and formal dining area with bar

The open plan salon is efficiently designed to create a spacious environment filled with a bar and formal dining area for meals, refreshments and entertainment at any time throughout the journey. The L-shaped seating area is ideally situated close to the aft for plenty of natural light and for quick access to the stunning pale blue seating area perfect for outdoor dining in style.

Sundeck Jacuzzi aboard M/Y EXIT STRATEGY

Sundeck Jacuzzi aboard M/Y EXIT STRATEGY

Luxury yacht EXIT STRATEGY has everything for a successful sunbathing session, with plush sunpads on the bow as well as the flybridge, a Jacuzzi with excellent views over your Bahamas destinations and a shaded alfresco dining area for meals and refreshments before returning to the glorious sunny weather.

Luxury yacht EXIT STRATEGY - Sundeck seating

Luxury yacht EXIT STRATEGY – Sundeck seating

The tender garage stores a great collection of water toys for fun and adventure along the amazing coastlines of Florida and the Bahamas, and includes:

  • 3 x paddleboards
  • 2 x Waverunners
  • 2 x kayaks
  • Scuba diving equipment
  • snorkelling equipment
  • fishing gear, and
  • inflatable toys

The on board gym equipment will ensure that every guest can maintain a fitness regime while cruising from one amazing destination to the next.

Superyacht EXIT STRATEGY - Master suite

Superyacht EXIT STRATEGY – Master suite

The accommodation is arranged to sleep 8 guests over 4 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom and 2 twin cabins. An expert crew of 4 will ensure that every guest receives stellar service throughout their time on board.

Charter superyacht EXIT STRATEGY in Florida and the Bahamas from $ 45,000-$49,000 USD per week plus expenses, and at the special rate of $37,500 USD per week plus expenses in Newport between the 11th-20th of September. Reserve your preferred dates ahead of the winter season start and contact CharterWorld now.

Hatteras launches its first Hatteras 90 motor yacht

August 17, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Hatteras has announced the launch of the first hull in its latest line, the Hatteras 90.

Hatteras 90 motor yacht concept. Image credit - Hatteras

Hatteras 90 motor yacht concept. Image credit – Hatteras

Created with inspiration coming from global design influences, the Hatteras features a beam of 6.7m/23ft for 4 spacious staterooms, a generous bridge and features that include a sweeping staircase and skylights.

Hatteras 90 superyacht line - Main salon and formal dining area with view of main deck aft and side balcony

Hatteras 90 superyacht line – Main salon and formal dining area with view of main deck aft and side balcony

Interior concept images show a large main salon with a formal dining area sharing the open plan interior. To the aft, sliding glass doors lead out onto an alfresco lounging area on the main deck aft, while there is also a side balcony to maximise external living space and guests’ connection to the natural surroundings.

Hatteras 90 flybridge concept. Image credit - Hatteras

Hatteras 90 flybridge concept. Image credit – Hatteras

A Portuguese deck with bow sunpads is also incorporated into the design, along with a flybridge dining area complete with outdoor sofa and coffee table plus sun loungers along the stern.

Master suite aboard the Hatteras 90 line

Master suite aboard the Hatteras 90 line

The Hatteras 90 will make her public debut in Florida at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show taking place from the 1st-5th of November.

Special offer: 10% off superyacht Insatiable on Florida and Bahamas charters

August 16, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Until September the 5th, superyacht INSATIABLE is offering 10% off charters in Florida, the Bahamas and the Caribbean. Designed for entertainment while cruising as well as at your destination, M/Y INSATIALBLE comes with karaoke and video games consoles for entertaining the family.

Superyacht INSATIABLE - Built by Broward Marine

Superyacht INSATIABLE – Built by Broward Marine

Built by Broward Marine in 1985 and last refitted in 2000, this 30m/100ft motor yacht has interior styling by Espinosa Yacht Design.

Salon and formal dining area aboard superyacht INSATIABLE

Salon and formal dining area aboard superyacht INSATIABLE

The main salon is a clean and bright environment flooded with light from the expansive windows running the length of the port and starboard sides. The sofa setting will seat the whole family for an evening film. The formal dining area seats up to 6 guests in pale surroundings with accents in silver and gold.

Main deck aft alfresco dining aboard M/Y INSATIABLE

Main deck aft alfresco dining aboard M/Y INSATIABLE

Alternatively, the group can dine alfresco out on the main deck aft and enjoy the fresh air and a mouth-watering meal while viewing in the amazing coasts of Florida. Steps lead down to the swim platform to provide easy access in and out of the water.

Luxury yacht INSATIABLE - Sundeck spa pool

Luxury yacht INSATIABLE – Sundeck spa pool

After hours exploring the various beaches and attractions of the Caribbean, ease tired muscles in the spa pool on the sundeck and watch the sun sink over the horizon while chatting together about your adventures.

There is a fantastic variety of water toys on board, and the collection includes:

  • 2 x Waverunners
  • 2 x kayaks
  • 1 x wakeboard
  • water skis
  • Scuba diving equipment
  • snorkelling equipment
  • fishing gear
  • beach games, and
  • inflatable and towable toys

Guests can earn their scuba diving licence while on board – contact the expert brokers at CharterWorld for more information.

Motor yacht INSATIABLE - Master suite

Motor yacht INSATIABLE – Master suite

The accommodation layout is designed to sleep a maximum of 8 guests over 3 cabins: 1 Master suite and 2 double cabins with 2 Pullman berths. A crew of 4 will provide everything guests require for a relaxing charter experience in the sunny Bahamas and Caribbean.

Charter motor yacht INSATIABLE in Florida and the Bahamas from $31,500-$35,000 USD per week plus expenses, with 10% off from not until the 5th of September. Contact CharterWorld for more information or compare her to other superyachts for charter in the Bahamas.

Special offer: Big savings on M/Y Claire charters in Florida and the Bahamas

July 26, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

46m/150ft luxury yacht CLARIE (ex.MY IRIS, SEAHAWK) is ready for charter in Florida and the Bahamas with a reduced rate for a limited time only.

Superyacht CLAIRE - Built by Trinity Yachts

Superyacht CLAIRE – Built by Trinity Yachts

Built by Trinity Yachts in 2003 and last refitted in 2013, her interior is the work of Claudette Bonville, who produced a timeless interior ideal for celebrating special occasions and family and friends groups looking for an opulent environment in which to relax.

Luxury yacht CLAIRE - Main salon

Luxury yacht CLAIRE – Main salon

The main salon is an opulent environment in which to unwind, with dark wooden panelling creating a classic environment for receiving visitors and recuperating after a long day exploring Florida‘s amazing coast.

Motor yacht CLAIRE - Formal dining area

Motor yacht CLAIRE – Formal dining area

Separate from the main salon, the formal dining area seats up to 10 guests in elegant surroundings perfect for celebrating any special event. During the evenings and while in transit there is a games table located towards the aft doors for fresh air and sunlight.

“Superyacht CLAIRE is ready for charter in Florida and the Bahamas for the special price of $125,000 USD per week plus expenses, after which she will return to her standard price of $150,000 USD p/w plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more information and to reserve your dates.”

Superyacht CLAIRE - Main deck aft

Superyacht CLAIRE – Main deck aft

On the main deck aft, the seating area can be used for alfresco dining, or the table can be removed to transform the area into sunpads for lounging with reading material in the shade.

M/Y CLAIRE - Skylounge

M/Y CLAIRE – Skylounge

The upper deck is the location of the Master suite and the skylounge, which can be put to private use or as an alternative venue to the main salon for all guests. As well as plenty of comfortable seating, there is a bar ideally situated to serve guests dining alfresco on the upper deck aft. Seating along the stern provides guests with a place to lounge out of doors in the sunshine, surrounded by such spectacular sights as the pink sand beaches of the Bahamas.

Motor yacht CLAIRE - Sundeck spa pool

Motor yacht CLAIRE – Sundeck spa pool

Every guest will fall in love with the sundeck, which is home to a spacious forward Jacuzzi surrounded by sunpads and sun loungers, all within easy reach of the adjacent bar.

There is an excellent selection of water toys to make the most of every destination, and the collection includes:

  • 2 x Waverunners
  • 2 x water skis
  • 1 x wakeboard
  • 1 x kneeboard
  • Scuba diving equipment
  • snorkelling equipment
  • fishing gear, and
  • beach games

While in transit, guests can maintain a fitness regime in the on board gym.

Superyacht CLAIRE - Master suite

Superyacht CLAIRE – Master suite

The accommodation layout is designed to sleep up to 10 guests over 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 3 double cabins and 1 twin cabin. A professional crew of 8 will ensure that everyone on board has an amazing cruising experience.

Superyacht CLAIRE is ready for charter in Florida and the Bahamas for the special price of $125,000 USD per week plus expenses, after which she will return to her standard price of $150,000 USD p/w plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more information and to reserve your dates.

Exclusive interview: Interior designer for 2017-refitted Superyacht LUCKY LADY, Juniper Hill Furniture

July 25, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The summer season is in full swing and in anticipation of the busiest charter period in the Mediterranean, shipyards across the globe have been active with superyacht refits to offer guests the latest in modern technology, water toys variety and interior and exterior design.

Oceanco superyacht LUCKY LADY

Oceanco superyacht LUCKY LADY

Oceanco superyacht LUCKY LADY (ex.LADY LOLA) was one such vessel that recently underwent maintenance and an extensive refit to prepare her for the summer season in the Mediterranean, and her interior design was completed by the owners’ favourite designers: Juniper Hill Furniture & Design.

Run by mother and daughter team Trish Dietze and Stacy Hernendez, Nevada-based Juniper Hill Furniture & Design sources quality furnishings from hundreds of boutique brands and renowned designers to create stylish, comfortable and cohesive interiors that follow the owner’s requirements. Trish Dietze spoke exclusively to CharterWorld to provide greater insight into the concepts that created the radiant interiors of 62m/205ft motor yacht LUCKY LADY.

Does Juniper Hill Furniture & Design have a history of working on superyacht interiors?

While we have not worked on interior designs for a superyacht before, we have done several large estates from Reno to Hawaii to Southern California, Lake Tahoe, the Napa Valley and Florida.

How did your company diversify from luxury residences to superyachts?

A simple answer is that most owners of superyachts are also owners of luxury residences. In addition to residential design, we have designed medical offices, a hotel in Yountville, Napa Valley, clubhouses and even a private jet. I’ve been lucky enough to meet some very incredible people in my life, and this has been a great example of that: I’ve worked with the owners for many years designing the interiors of several of their homes and when they purchased LUCKY LADY, they invited me to design this interior as well.

Superyacht LUCKY LADY - The main salon after the 2017 refit

Superyacht LUCKY LADY – The main salon after the 2017 refit

What were the key concepts behind the interior design for superyacht LUCKY LADY?

As a guest on several superyachts in recent years, I have seen many different beautiful styles and designs. One thing that has been an issue though is the comfort: Many of the furnishings were great looking but lacked in comfort. When the owner of LUCKY LADY and I first began working on the interior design of the yacht, our goal was to create a sophisticated yet relaxing environment.

“I would say that any designer’s style evolves with the current colors and trends to a point, but really my design is drawn from the area, owner and home that I work on. As a designer, I work by my motto, “I have only one design style: Yours.” On each design project, I work closely with my clients to create a space that is comfortable, stylish and reflects their personality and lifestyle.”

Superyacht LUCKY LADY - Fantastic views seated on the sundeck forward

Superyacht LUCKY LADY – Fantastic views seated on the sundeck forward

Did Juniper Hill Designs collaborate with any other interior designers or yacht industry professionals to complete the interiors?

There weren’t any other interior designers, but there were some yacht industry professionals that I worked with: Powless Drapery for bedding, drapery and upholstery, and Yacht furnishings by Eclipse for the outdoor cushions and awnings.

Is there anything within this project that you would like to draw special attention to?

I have always maintained that the right accessories and artwork really give a room their personality and finishing touches; we found some amazing pieces to accent the rooms with! My favorite detail is possibly the unique display of wine in the beautifully lighted wine wall.

Motor yacht LUCKY LADY - Master suite details

Motor yacht LUCKY LADY – Master suite details

How has your company’s style evolved over time?

I would say that any designer’s style evolves with the current colors and trends to a point, but really my design is drawn from the area, owner and home that I work on. As a designer, I work by my motto, “I have only one design style: Yours.” On each design project, I work closely with my clients to create a space that is comfortable, stylish and reflects their personality and lifestyle.

Each area and home have a character that we design around. For example, a home in Lake Tahoe was traditional European with many rich colors, elaborate faux painting and heavily carved and ornate details. While the home in Hawaii was more contemporary with coastal colors and natural furnishings, and another Tahoe home featured a lighter palette with Mountain Contemporary designs. I am very comfortable with any style, allowing me to draw inspiration from my clients to bring their dream interiors to life.

The recently refitted Master suite aboard luxury yacht LUCKY LADY

The recently refitted Master suite aboard luxury yacht LUCKY LADY

What makes Juniper Hill Designs stand out from other designers?

We moved to Reno from the Napa Valley 17 years ago with the goal of “bringing the world closer to home.” To us, that meant bringing the unique designs, accents and vendors we had seen in all of our worlds travel back to our store.

Our large showroom features a rich collection of items that reflect our travels and unique design sense. We have carried everything from furniture and accessories to bedding, linens and tableware: We are able to furnish a home in its entirety, from living rooms to bathrooms.

Motor yacht LUCKY LADY - Main deck aft seating

Motor yacht LUCKY LADY – Main deck aft seating

Most of our competitors are either designers working out of small studios, or furniture stores that offer a variety of items, but have no designers and very few custom choices. We are a full design studio with a carefully curated showroom to represent our vendors and feature an extensive collection of accessories.

We have a library of over 500 vendors and my design team is made up of myself, my daughter Stacy Hernandez and Leona Torres. We all work closely with each other and our clients to create their dream interiors. In addition, to stay competitive with other stores and the internet, we offer 30-40% off suggested retail on all of our items across the board and all of the time.

Luxury yacht LUCKY LADY - Sundeck alfresco dining and pool

Luxury yacht LUCKY LADY – Sundeck alfresco dining and pool

Are there any company awards, achievements or milestones that you would like to mention?

Trish’s designs have been featured in Sunset magazine, Reno magazine and Tahoe Quarterly. And if you’ll allow us a little ego, we believe we are the preeminent furniture and design source in Northern Nevada which is borne out by the broad geographical range of our projects.

Is there anything else you would like to mention regarding M/Y LUCKY LADY?

Foremost, I have to say what a privilege it was to be chosen for this project. As previously mentioned, having been a fortunate charter guest six times in the last six years, I believe we came to this project with a unique perspective. With that background, we made sure M/Y LUCKY LADY is equipped with the finest china, crystal and linens to match the gourmet dining experience and luxurious atmosphere. I hope we succeeded creating an environment with the client in mind to offer the absolute best possible charter experience.

Motor yacht LUCKY LADY - Aft deck sun lounging

Motor yacht LUCKY LADY – Aft deck sun lounging

Motor yacht LUCKY LADY will be available for charter in the Mediterranean this summer from €343,000-€371,000  per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld to reserve your dates, and visit Juniper Hill Furniture & Design to see more luxury interiors from Trish Dietze, Leona Torres and Stacy Hernandez.

New On Charter Market: Ferretti Superyacht Amore Mio

July 13, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The 30.48m superyacht Amore Mio is the new addition to the global fleet of charter yachts. She is cruising the waters of America and is ready for a private charter in Miami, Florida and Bahamas. Amore Mio’s refit has been recently completed, and she can accommodate ten charter guests in 5 beautiful staterooms. 

Ferretti AMORE MIO - Main

Ferretti AMORE MIO – Main

Built with the immaculate Italian style in mind, Amore Mio features light and modern interior decor. Comfortable lounge with a sofa and coffee table, as well as a formal dining area, are located in the main salon with panoramic windows One of the spectacular features of Amore Mio is her fold-out balcony with seating, where charter guests can enjoy light breeze and the sunshine while admiring spectacular views. There is also a shaded outdoor area aft of the yacht.

“Amore Mio is a perfect yacht for a luxury family vacation. Charter Amore Mio in America from $62,500 per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld now for more information.”

Ferretti AMORE MIO - Formal dining

Ferretti AMORE MIO – Formal dining

Accommodation is offered in 5 cabins: of the master stateroom, three double cabins and one twin cabin with single beds.

Ferretti AMORE MIO - Foredeck seating

Ferretti AMORE MIO – Foredeck seating

There is shaded outdoor area aft of the yacht, which offers alfresco dining and sumptuous seating. Another alfresco dining option is on the foredeck, which also hosts sun pads and seating. A sundeck is a place for entertaintment: the guests will enjoy soaking up the deluxe Jacuzzi, tasting some mount-watering meals at the outdoor dining area and simply catching sunray lazying on the sun pads.

Ferretti AMORE MIO - Sundeck Jacuzzi

Ferretti AMORE MIO – Sundeck Jacuzzi

The swim platform makes it easy to access the water, as Amore Mio has a great array of water toys:

  • 16′ Aquascan Jet Tender
  • 2x Sea-Doo Waverunner
  • Water Skis
  • Tube
  • Paddleboard
  • Floats
  • Snorkeling gear

Amore Mio is a perfect yacht for a luxury family vacation. Charter Amore Mio in America from $62,500 per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld now for more information.

Mangusta Yachts Sells Another Superyacht in America

May 22, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Overmarine Group’s famous brand Mangusta has just announced the sale of superyacht Mangusta 94 to an American client. The commissioning of the fifth Mangusta 94 proves the success of the Mangusta Maxi Open series and marks the new stage of the company’s strategic expansion into America. The team and the American facility will soon be updated in order to support the large fleet of Mangusta yachts in the waters of Florida, as well the finest yachting locations of the north and west coats.

Mangusta 94

Mangusta 94

 “A new sales success that has been achieved because American customers see in Mangusta yachts a functional set up and quality engineering technology beyond their sheer beauty”, says Francesco Frediani, Mangusta’s Commercial Director.

Frediani also mentioned: “They also particularly appreciate our shipyard because they know there is a family business that has been operating in the industry for over sixty years behind it. And then there are people like Stefano Arlunno, who are the perfect embodiment of the company’s values, who are always on hand to guarantee the attention and assistance locally that they merit.”

Motor yacht Mangusta 94 sold in America

Motor yacht Mangusta 94 sold in America

The newly sold Mangusta 94 is a 28.72-metre luxury motor yacht, which is perfect for those you wish to travel in total comfort and loves high speed. Mangusta 94 feature innovative technology, which provides high performance and less fuel consumption. Her KameWa/Rolls Royce waterjet propulsion system provides smooth and comfortable cruising, while she reaches a top speed of 36 knots, and cruises with a speed of 25 knots.

The official launch of the new Mangusta 94 is scheduled for summer 2018. Meanwhile, there is a great selection of luxury yachts built by Mangusta and available for charter. Contact CharterWorld for more details.

10 lavish luxury yachts under 35m for the perfect holiday charter

May 13, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The summer holidays are almost upon us and the weeks are whizzing by – so, are your plans for adventure, rest and relaxation sorted? If not, then there’s still time to secure your dream holiday on a brand new luxury charter yacht before the rush happens.

Whether you are looking to lay back somewhere in the Mediterranean with a cocktail standing by or to attend the America’s Cup in Bermuda this summer, here are 10 fantastic yachts under 35m that have everything from the atmosphere for marking that special occasion in style to bursting tender garages filled with water toys. Don’t hesitate to speak to one of our fantastic brokers about your holiday plans – contact CharterWorld and have everything sorted, stress-free now.

Firebird

Sailing Yacht FIREBIRD - Built by Oyster Marine

Sailing Yacht FIREBIRD – Built by Oyster Marine

Sailing yacht FIREBIRD is relatively new to the charter market but has already participated in the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta in 2016. Built by renowned sailing yacht makers Oyster Yachts with naval architecture by Rob Humphreys, her interiors are an evolution in modern design and functionality, maximising space and light for unwinding below deck as well as above.

The spacious cockpit is set up for dining alfresco in the warm Mediterranean afternoons or relaxing together with reading material or other hobbies.

Luxury yacht FIREBIRD comes with a surprising collection of tenders for her size, and along with a RIB tender her equipment includes water skis, a wakeboard, stand-up paddleboards, Scuba diving equipment, snorkelling equipment and fishing gear.

Luxury yacht FIREBIRD - Salon

Luxury yacht FIREBIRD – Salon

Length: 26m/85.4ft

Beam: 6.3m/20.1ft

Year: 2016

Accommodation: 6-8 guests

Charter grounds: Mediterranean – Sicily, Naples, Croatia and Greece

Rate: €45,000 per week plus expenses

 

Freddy

SL 106 Yacht by Sanlorenzo

SL 106 Yacht by Sanlorenzo

Built by Sanlorenzo with interior design by Francesco Pazkowski and Marty Lowe, open yacht FREDDY reaches a top speed of 31 knots for quick travel from Bahamas boutiques and bars to deserted pink sand beaches far from civilisation.

Prepare for the day ahead in the bright and contemporary salon, or take life as it comes and unwind on the sunpads on the bow or go fishing in the clear waters and see what you can catch for an alfresco dinner under a blazing sunset.

The swim platform provides easy access in and out of the water and as an added feature, a hatch in the hull swings down to form an additional veranda for relaxation while listening to the gently lapping waves.

Length: 32m/106ft

Beam: 7.1m/23.2ft

Year: 2012 (last refitted: 2017)

Accommodation: 6 guests

Charter grounds: Bahamas and AmericaFlorida and New England

Rate: $55,000-$65,000 USD per week plus expenses

 

Fleur

Motor yacht FLEUR - Built by Sunseeker

Motor yacht FLEUR – Built by Sunseeker

Sunseeker are known for building high-speed open yachts with luxurious interiors, and M/Y Fleur is no exception to this rule: capable of a top speed of 26 knots with stately surroundings that will add to the significance of any special occasion, she is an ideal choice for weddings, honeymoons or just a week-long escape.

Her exterior spaces are efficiently arranged to include sunpads and a Jacuzzi on the bow as well as barbeque facilities on the bridge deck. Guests looking for a wide variety of water toys will enjoy the impressive collection aboard luxury yacht FLEUR, which includes 4 Seabobs, a windsurfer and a kayak among the collection.

Open yacht FLEUR - Formal dining area and salon

Open yacht FLEUR – Formal dining area and salon

Length: 35.6m/116ft

Beam: 7.3m/24.1ft

Year: 2016

Accommodation: 12 guests

Charter grounds: Mediterranean – Naples, Sicily, Corsica, Sardinia

Rate: €125,000 per week plus expenses

J Six

Sailing yacht J SIX - Built by CNB

Sailing yacht J SIX – Built by CNB

A contemporary sailing yacht from CNB, the interiors are enhanced by the skylights found throughout the sleeping quarters and the salon and dining area add vibrant accents to her flawless interiors for a charming and homely environment for charter guests and visitors alike.

S/Y J Six has a multi-functional cockpit that transforms from alfresco dining area to a sunbathing spot with large sunpads, and the canopy can be removed to receive the summer rays in full. At the stern, a swim platform drops down to grant easy access to the water and add another space to sit back and relax while you dip your feet into the water.

CNB sailing yacht J SIX - Salon

CNB sailing yacht J SIX – Salon

Length: 23.1m/76ft

Beam: 6.1m/20ft

Year: 2016

Accommodation: 6 guests

Charter grounds: Mediterranean – Naples, Sicily and the Balearic Islands

Rate: €23,000-€26,000 per week plus expenses

Kohuba

Open yacht KOHUBA - Built by Princess Yachts

Open yacht KOHUBA – Built by Princess Yachts

An island hoppers’ delight, open yacht KOHUBA from Princess Yachts can reach speeds of up to 27 knots and her striking minimalist interiors are ideal for entertaining and marking special events.

The bridge deck is beautifully laid out with shaded seating and sun loungers and a spacious six-person Jacuzzi enjoy uninterrupted views of Mediterranean destinations such as Nice and Antibes along the French Riviera.

Motor yacht KOHUBA is an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre and has excellent diversity in her water toys, which include paddleboards, Seabobs and a jet ski.

M/Y KOHUBA - Main salon Image credit: Princess Yachts

M/Y KOHUBA – Main salon Image credit: Princess Yachts

Length: 30m/98ft

Beam: 7.1m/23ft

Year: 2015

Accommodation: 10 guests

Charter grounds: Mediterranean – French Riviera, Italian Riviera, Naples, Sicily and the Balearic Islands

Rate: €80,000-€85,000 per week plus expenses

 

Mowana

Open yacht MOWANA. Photo credit: Sunseeker

Open yacht MOWANA. Photo credit: Sunseeker

One of Sunseeker’s latest launches, open yacht MOWANA will be available for charter in the Dalmatian Islands. Lavish interiors bring the outdoors in with large windows, natural wooden panelling and a neutral colour palette.

Sunpads on the bow add a great place to wind down after exploring the many dive sites and seaside towns of the Dalmatian Islands, and the skybridge has sweeping views while lounging out in the sun.

Open yacht MOWANA comes with an excellent selection of water toys, including a stand-up paddleboard, a wakeboard and inflatable and towable toys.

Motor yacht MOWANA - Salon. Photo credit: Sunseeker

Motor yacht MOWANA – Salon. Photo credit: Sunseeker

Length: 23m/76ft

Beam: 5.7m/18ft

Year: 2017

Accommodation: 8-12 guests

Charter grounds: Mediterranean – Croatia

Rate: €37,500 per week plus expenses

 

Namaste

Sailing Catamaran NAMASTE - Photo credit Privilege Marine

Sailing Catamaran NAMASTE – Photo credit Privilege Marine

Sail away this summer to the beautiful Bermudan islands, or find your piece of paradise in the Caribbean aboard luxury yacht NAMASTE from Privilege Marine.

Whichever charter ground you choose to make yours this summer, her fantastic selection of water toys (including stand-up paddleboards, beach toys and scuba diving equipment) will fill your days with amazing sights and plenty of entertainment.

Length: 24m/78ft

Beam: 10.7m/35ft

Year: 2016

Accommodation: 8 guests

Charter grounds: Bermuda and the Caribbean

Rate: $59,000-$65,000 USD per week plus expenses

 

Narvalo

 

Luxury yacht NARVALO

Luxury yacht NARVALO

Award-winning superyacht NARVALO was commended for her naval architecture and interiors at two different awards ceremonies since her launch in 2016 and her excellent selection of water toys and gym equipment make her a perfect match for high-octane fun and entertainment in the Caribbean.

Oak-panelled interiors add warm tones to the light-flooded interior that provides effortless access from the main lounge to the formal dining area and the outer decks.

There are a variety of options for dining alfresco, from the sparkling setup situated just outside the skylounge or the cosy and personal sofa seating on the Portuguese deck to the immaculate sundeck complete with a bar and spa pool for cooling off and unwinding after your meal. Wherever you choose to spend your time, the verdant islands and white sand beaches of the Caribbean will never be out of sight.

M/Y NARVALO - Salon

M/Y NARVALO – Salon

Length: 33m/110ft

Beam: 7.5m/25ft

Year: 2016

Accommodation: 12 guests

Charter grounds: Caribbean

Rate: $115,000-$135,000 USD per week plus expenses

 

SabBaTiCal

Superyacht SABBATICAL - Built by Sanlorenzo

Superyacht SABBATICAL – Built by Sanlorenzo

This luxury yacht from Sanlorenzo offers fantastic interior spaces, a spacious sun deck and a great price. With this powerful new open yacht, you could be shopping in Salerno one day and visiting Pompeii or Positano the next: Discover the wonders of Naples’s past and swim in the seas under the daunting Mt. Vesuvius – an unmistakable and infamous sight along the Amalfi Coast.

Whether you spend your days exploring on land or tanning on a distant and deserted beach, motor yacht SABBATICAL has mouthwatering cuisine and sumptuous, soft beds to prepare you for your next adventure.

Length: 29m/96ft

Beam: 6.8m/22ft

Year: 2017

Accommodation: 10-11 guests

Charter grounds: Mediterranean – French Riviera, Italian Riviera, Naples and Sicily

Rate: €70,000 per week plus expenses

 

Shamanna

S/Y SHAMANNA - Salon and formal dining area

S/Y SHAMANNA – Salon and formal dining area

A finalist in the ‘Best Naval Architecture – Sailing Yacht’ and ‘Best Exterior Design & Styling – Sailing Yacht’ categories at the Showboats Design Awards 2017, sailing yacht SHAMANNA is sure to be a desirable pick on the charter market this summer.

Nautor Swan built S/Y SHAMANNA for efficient space usage and responsive performance, both of which guests will notice from the moment they step on board. Skylights in all living areas add to the harmonious interiors while up on deck the cockpit provides alfresco dining for up to 12 guests. When not in use, the tables can be removed entirely for guests to stretch out on the sofas and take in the glorious summer sun.

Luxury yacht SHAMANNA - Lower salon

Luxury yacht SHAMANNA – Lower salon

Length: 35m/116ft

Beam: 8.1m/27ft

Year: 2016

Accommodation: 6-12 guests

Charter grounds: Mediterranean – French Riviera, Italian Riviera, Naples and Sicily

Rate: €80,000 per week plus expenses

Top 15 Superyachts with Helicopters

April 28, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

With plenty of various amenities, superyachts offer comfortable and truly opulent travel experience, while yacht helicopters are an essential part of it. Just imagine: you can reach the most remote destinations to explore some hidden gems in the finest yachting locations in the world or land in busy city centres. All that includes total flexibility of point-to-point travelling, getting you to places you need to be at in luxury and style. The magnificent charter yachts nowadays offer the ultimate fun experiences for you and your group, including heli-fishing, heli-skiing and private island dining, due to their capabilities of landing and carrying helipads. Let’s take a look at the top 15 private and charter yachts with helicopters.

1. Amarula Sun (ex. Mine Games)

The incredible 50m charter superyacht Amarula Sun offers everything her guests would wish to have on a charter yacht: a spa pool with a swim-up bar, huge sun pads, BBQ area, gym, Xbox, Playstation, Plasma TV with satellite connection and luxury dining spaces are among her outstanding amenities. Amazing yacht charter experience is guaranteed. The guests have the opportunity of travelling to and from Amarula Sun by helicopter, as her sundeck area can serve as a touch-and-go heli pad. Amarula Sun can sleep 10-12 charter guests and is available for charters in the Bahamas and Florida from US$ 195,000.

Amarula Sun (ex. Mine Games) with helicopter

Amarula Sun (ex. Mine Games) with helicopter

 2. Cloudbreak

Cloudbreak is certainly one of the most popular superyachts of 2016. There is no wonder, as the team of acclaimed engineers and designers worked on the naval architecture, as well as her interior and exterior. She is a 72m expedition yacht, capable of cruising anywhere in the world. This head-turning floating masterpiece has some special features including a Jacuzzi, exercise equipment, an elevator operated on all decks, and a large tender garage.  Charter Cloudbreak this summer from €750,000 per week plus expenses.

Motor Yacht Cloud Break - top view. Photo credit @brandondax

Motor Yacht Cloud Break – top view. Photo credit @brandondax

 3. Lady Christine

Undoubtedly, the list of the top 15 superyachts and their helicopters has to include a Feadship superyacht. The bespoke Dutch shipyard is best known for building exceptional quality superyachts. Motor yacht Lady Christine is one of those. Not only Lady Christine provides absolute comfort to her guests, but she also has an enormous storage space for a rescue boat, a large tender and a small sailing boat. This section of the vessel also serves as a helipad and stores two helicopter fuel tanks.

Lady Christine and helicopter

Lady Christine and helicopter

4. Attessa IV

Upon her re-launch in 2010 Attessa IV became the largest superyacht in North America. She made it to the top 25 largest yachts in the world, and back in 2010 was at the 23rd position. Originally built by Hayashikane Zosen Kk in 1999 and called Evergreen, she was sold to a new owner in 2007. She underwent an extensive rebuilt by Washington Yachting Group, where she was also extended by 30 feet. Attessa IV accommodates 36 guests, assisted by 21 crew members. This massive five-level yacht measures 100.60 metres and features a helipad on the upper aft deck and forepeak.

Attessa IV. Photo credit @rickyracer

Attessa IV. Photo credit @rickyracer

5. Garçon

Although Garcon is not an opulent superyacht but a fast yacht support vessel, she deserves the praise for carrying a huge luxurious helicopter, as this is what support vessels are for. Built specifically to serve Lurssen mega yacht Ace and to carry her water toys and tenders, Garcon measures 67m LOA.  Garcon also features a fully SOLAS certified helipad with 5,000 kg take-off weight for commercial use. Garson was built and launched in 2012 by Damen Shipyards, and in 2013 was honoured with the ISS Awards of Distinction for Innovation.

Garcon. Photo credit Jeff Brown

Garcon. Photo credit Jeff Brown

6. Sunrays

Motor yacht Sunrays was launched in 2010 by Oceanco, and in the same year received an award for the “Best Power Yacht over 65 metres” at the ISS Design and Leadership Award Ceremony. Her striking teal coloured aluminium hull is a work of Bjorn Johansson Design, while the interior styling is by famous Terence Disdale. Sunray’s heavenly interior design is unique, and have an airy and welcoming ambience. Indulge in luxury and add a helicopter ride when booking Sunrays this for charter in the Mediterranean.

Sunrays at Abu Dhabi Yas Marina. Photo @yachthelicopters

Sunrays at Abu Dhabi Yas Marina. Photo @yachthelicopters

7. Luna

If you are into yachts and luxury travelling, you probably know by now that the 155-metre mega yacht Luna is one of the largest yachts with some extraordinary features. She carries a submarine, multipurpose limousines and has not just one, but two helipads. Her 20-metre swimming pool is another wow characteristic. We wish Luna would be available for charter one day, as this expedition yacht could take her charter guests to breathtaking Galapagos, Alaska and the Pacific.

Luna: Helicopter landing. Photo credit Muscapix

Luna: Helicopter landing. Photo credit Muscapix

8. Samar

Motor yacht Samar is a 77m steel-and-aluminum luxury motor yacht designed by Laurent Giles and built by Devonport Yachts of England in 2006.  She is a very large and luxurious charter yacht which boasts everything that can be offered on a private motor yacht. Samar is capable of extended global cruising, where her charter guests will never get bored. Samar has a helipad, a large Spa Pool pool, an open bar, large outdoor living areas, a garage, as well as a movie theatre. Accommodation is offered for 12 guests, assisted by a professional crew of 26. Portofino, NaplesCapri, Amalfi, Monaco, and France are the places she will be available at for charter in summer 2017. She is available from US$ 650,000 per week plus expenses.

Samar. Photo credit @kdewet

Samar. Photo credit @kdewet

9. Skyfall (ex. Mi Sueno)

Skyfall is a symbol of a high-quality motor yacht, which features the latest marine technology and exquisite styling. Launched in 2010 by Trinity Yachts, luxury yacht Skyfall measure 58 metres and offers accommodation for a party of 10. Her cabin configuration consists of a master suite, 2 VIP cabins, one double and one twin. Her name comes from the James Bond famous movie series, which implies that this superyacht surely has an outstanding feature. Aboard Skyfall, the guests will have an opportunity to have delicious breakfast prepared by a private chef and continue the day with taking off in a helicopter to explore the best of Mediterranean. The Ionian Islands, Grenadines, Greece, Turkey, East and West Mediterranean, and Croatia is where motor yacht Skyfall will be available for this summer from $275,000 per week plus expenses.

Skyfall. Photo credit @yachthelicopters

Skyfall. Photo credit @yachthelicopters

10. ICE (ex. AIR)

Motor yacht ICE became the Superyacht of the Year at the 2006 World Superyacht Awards. No doubt that the title of one of one the best yachts in the world implies that ICE is a very special vessel. The two famous designers Terence Disdale and Tim Heywood worked on her interior and exterior respectively. The result is the striking exterior profile and divine interior decor. ICE can sleep 14 guests in 7 well-appointed cabins. She has been spotted in various locations with her massive helicopter.

Superyacht ICE. Photo credit Julien Hubert

Superyacht ICE. Photo credit Julien Hubert

11. Serene

At 134 metres, motor yacht Serene boasts a huge beam of 18.5 metres. Can you image how much luxury living space is offered on board this beauty? Serene provides a full seven decks of exterior and interior space. With an abundance of amenities, this mega yacht stands out among other luxury yachts. The two helicopter landing platforms, an enormous internal sea water pool, several spa pools, plus storage for a large submarine are some of the superb features. Serene has enough space to accommodate 24 guests and 52 crew members.

Superyacht Serene. Photo credit Mark Oconnell

Superyacht Serene. Photo credit Mark O’Connell

12. Madame Gu

Madame Gu is a superyacht that has it all for a luxury vacation in style. A helipad, excellent water toys and tenders, a spa pool and a night club guarantee lots of entertainment to her guests. Although Madame Gu is not available for private luxury charters, we still admire this vessel. She was built by Feadship to the design by De Voogt Naval Architects. Her interior is by Andrew Winch. She has 6 lavish cabins to accommodate 12 guests, and 18 crew cabins to sleep 36 crew members. This floating masterpiece was photographed in Port Vell in Barcelona where is always a very welcomed guest.

Madame Gu. photo credit Jeff Brown

Madame Gu. photo credit Jeff Brown

 13. Triton

Back in 2004 motor yacht Tritone became the largest composite yacht built in the U.S. upon her delivery. Her capabilities include prolonged cruising distances, as well as cruising in the most distant locations. Triton was built for her owner, who is passionate about sports fishing, deep-sea scuba diving, and water games and various activities. Hence, the yacht was built with an advanced hull laminate schedule utilising carbon fibre to ensure strength and durability. Triton’s red-coloured striking helicopter is seen in the photo of her cruising in the icy waters.

Triton and Helicopter

Triton and Helicopter

14. Vibrant Curiosity

Another outstanding superyacht built by Oceanco, Vibrant Curiosity is an 85-metre displacement vessel that turns heads at any port. She was photographers in Auckland, New Zealand with her large helicopter a few weeks ago. This giant luxury vessel can sleep 18 guests in 7 beautifully furnished cabins. A professional crew of 26 professionals take care of everything on board. Vibrant Curiosity reaches a top speed of 20 knots and is powered y a pair of MTU 16V 595 TE70 engines.

Vibrant Curiosity in Auckland. Photo credit CharterWorld

Vibrant Curiosity in Auckland. Photo credit CharterWorld

15. Pegasus VIII (ex PEGASUS V, PRINCESS MARIANA)

At 78.60 metres, luxury motor yacht PEGASUS VIII provides a lot more than you would think. Her amazing interior layout includes a large salon with sophisticated decor, a cinema theatre, formal and casual dining spaces, as well as other great living areas. There are five lavish cabins to accommodate 12 guests. Those who love water activities will love the beach club of Pegasus VIII, which can be “flooded” and therefore provides the easiest access to the water with embarkation and disembarkation inside the yacht. Pegasus VIII is ideal for charter with family and kids. The 12m swimming pool with underwater light, six wave runners, jet-skis and tenders will add extra enjoyment when on a charter vacation. The helipad on board also transforms into golf driving range. Secure motor yacht Pegasus for charter in the Italian and French Rivieras this summer, from US$ 650,000 per week plus expenses.

Pegasus VIII. Photo credit @yachtmasters

Pegasus VIII. Photo credit @yachtmasters

You can view a great selection of luxury yachts available for charter here. To find out more or to make a booking, please contact our friendly charter brokers. They will be able to assist you with all enquiries, as well as provide impartial advice and professional service. With the Mediterranean yachting season being just around the corner, superyachts are booking up very fast. Check out the 2017 Mediterranean charter specials and 10 brand new superyachts for charter.

 

Watch: Superyacht TATOOSH with a Sailboat Tender

March 27, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Superyacht Tatoosh was spotted at Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This imposing luxury yacht measures 92 metres and was constructed by Nobiskrug in 2000.

M/Y Tatoosh - Fort Lauderdale - Port Everglades. Photo courtesy of RON RAFFETY

M/Y Tatoosh – Fort Lauderdale – Port Everglades. Photo courtesy of RON RAFFETY

Tatoosh is a beautiful yacht that can accommodate a total of 20 people on board and has around 30 crew members. Her exterior styling was created by Kusch Yachts, Studio Yacht.  Completed in 2000 her internal styling reflects the design by Terence Disdale Design.

M/Y Tatoosh. Photo via @superyacht_styles

M/Y Tatoosh. Photo via @superyacht_styles

Originally built for mobile phone magnate Craig McCaw, Tatoosh was later on purchased by Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen, in 2001 at a reported cost of $100 million who also owns 127m superyacht Octopus.

This one of the world’s largest luxury yachts, Tatoosh, features a helicopter landing pad and a sailing boat tender. Below is the video of Tatoosh arriving in Fort Lauderdale, provided by ZipZap Power: