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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.


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



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



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


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



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



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




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.



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



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



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


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:

Charter Luxury Motor Yacht SERENITY 133 in the Bahamas and Florida

March 16, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Luxury charter yacht SERENITY is a stunning 41m/133ft motor yacht built by IAG in 2016. She is part of the Terrazza series by the shipbuilder and boasts three balconies that provide a fantastic feel of the ocean living. This is an impressive feature not found on any other yacht of this size. Her exterior design was developed by bespoke Evan K. Marshall.

MY SERENITY 133 - Main shot-680

MY SERENITY 133 – Main shot

The interior is characterised as elegant, spacious and modern. The main deck salon offers an open plan dining area for 12 guests, a lounge with sumptuous seating, beautiful chair, a coffee table and entertainment. The sky lounge includes a further salon space, a wet bar, game tables and a spacious balcony.

MY SERENITY 133 - Salon main deck

MY SERENITY 133 – Salon main deck

Another distinct feature of this yacht is the multi-deck elevator that services all decks; this is nowhere to be offered on a yacht of her calibre.

MY SERENITY 133 - Skylounge bar

MY SERENITY 133 – Skylounge bar


The exterior is well-furnished, with plenty of space for dining, socialising, relaxing and sunbathing. The main deck aft provides an alfresco dining area, wet bar. Guests can enjoy the sunshine in the beach club, where they will find some comfortable sun loungers. Another alfresco dining area is on the upper deck aft. A jacuzzi tub with waterfall and wading area, another wet bar and a bbq are found on the sundeck.

MY SERENITY 133 - Upper skylounge

MY SERENITY 133 – Upper skylounge

Serenity can accommodate 12 guests in 6 opulent cabins. The main deck master suite benefits from private outdoor balconies, as well as a luxurious bathroom with his-and-hers facilities with European rain shower. Further four guests cabins include two double and two twin cabins. The sixth stateroom is located in the sky lounge and features a queen-size bed and en-suite bathroom.

MY SERENITY 133 - Guest stateroom

MY SERENITY 133 – Guest stateroom

This brand new superyacht is equipped with the latest entertainment system, including large TVs, iPads and Wi-Fi access.

MY SERENITY 133 - Salon view

MY SERENITY 133 – Salon view

A large variety of water toys is offered while chartering Serenity. There are sea bobs, inflatable paddle boards, snorkelling gear, waterslide, towable toys and assorted fishing gear, to mention but a few.

MY SERENITY 133 - Stern shot

MY SERENITY 133 – Stern shot

You can charter this amazing motor yacht this summer in the Bahamas and Florida. To find out more, please contact our charter brokers.

Crescent 145′ Custom Yacht Delivered and Named “Mucho Mas”

March 14, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The 44.20-metre motor yacht Muchos Mas, previously known as Crescent 145′ has been delivered to Florida. Mucho Mas was launched by the Canadian shipbuilder Crescent Yachts in October 2016. This luxury yacht was designed by Jonathan Quinn Barnett, who worked on both the exterior and interior styling. Built to Lloyd’s classification, she features a semi-displacement GRP hull and composite superstructure. Her naval architecture is by yacht designer Jack Sarin.

Mucho Mas, Crescent Custom Yachts

Mucho Mas, Crescent Custom Yachts

Luxury amenities onboard Mucho Mas include a hot tub, a bbq area and a bar on the sundeck. Accommodation is provided for ten guests, assisted by nine crew members. Cabin configuration comprises of a master cabin, two VIP suites and two double cabins.

Meanwhile, it is still unknown whether motor yacht Mucho Mas would become available for charters, you can view a selection of luxury charter yachts built by Crescent here. For more information, please contact your preferred charter broker at CharterWorld.


88m Feadship: the latest superyacht to switch to Seahub

March 13, 2017

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Hunter Oceanic is excited to announce the recent completion of a fully supported deployment of Seahub onboard an 88m Feadship in Miami, Florida. The deployment involved a complete migration of 6 years’ worth of data from an existing system to the newly released Seahub platform.  

Installing Seahub on 88m Feadship Superyacht - Image © Hunter Oceanic

Installing Seahub on 88m Feadship Superyacht – Image © Hunter Oceanic

Seahub was compared against other major providers in the market and the decision was made to go with the Australian product based on its ease of use and comprehensive support network. “We compared a number of products available on the market, but we were looking for a more highly supported platform,” says the Captain.

The data migration and account set up process was outsourced to the Seahub installation team. Technical Director, Matt Hyde spent three weeks onboard working closely with the engineering department to deliver a concise and comprehensive deployment and training package. “The migration involved 350 components, 1000 maintenance schedules, 2500 documents and over 3000 inventory Items,” says Hyde.

Hyde worked very closely with the Chief Engineer onboard, who has been using the original system for almost 6 years now. “When implementing a new planned maintenance system one of the most worrying things is the transfer of all previous information. Matt and his team made sure that the transition toSeahub was seamless” says the Chief Engineer.

Maintenance UI - Image © Hunter Oceanic

Maintenance UI – Image © Hunter Oceanic

During the deployment, direct feedback from the engineering team was welcomed and discussed amongst the Seahub team. Where fit, suggestions were implemented and this process is still continuing today. “Whilst bringing the system online they were open to our suggestions and I almost feel like we have a system that is tailor made to our needs,” says the Chief Engineer.

Extensive hands-on training was provided to all members of the engineering team and continued each day throughout the three-week site visit. “The training and support were very clear and concise. Matt was very knowledgeable about the system and was able to give the engineering team onboard a good understanding of the inner working of the system as well as helping us getting to grips with the practicality of everyday use. This hasn’t stopped since the system was handed over, the Seahub support team are available 24/7 for any advice and assistance that is required” says the Chief Engineer.

The immediate benefits of the platform were observed first hand by the installation team. “The previous system was only available on one computer, now all 4 engineers can log onto Seahub at the same time and work independently using the new planned maintenance system. I’m even seeing an iPad used now in the bilge managing stock control”.

This Feadship is just the latest vessel making the switch to the highly intuitive and easy to use platform for managing their day-to-day maintenance and inventories. The team at Hunter Oceanic strive to evolve Seahub to meet the industry needs and will continue this for years to come.

Superyacht Kemosabe available for events in the Caribbean, Bahamas and North America

March 09, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

If you are considering a family break or an event charter this summer, 40m/130ft motor yacht KEMOSABE (ex.STUFFO) is available in the Caribbean, Bahamas and for North American destinations including Florida and New England.

Motor yacht KEMOSABE built by Westport

Motor yacht KEMOSABE built by Westport

Built by Westport in 2008 and last refitted in 2015, her exterior features styling by Gregory Marshall and interior design by Robin Rose.

Luxury yacht KEMOSABE - Formal dining area and main salon

Luxury yacht KEMOSABE – Formal dining area and main salon

Modern colour schemes meet classic style in the main salon, where mahogany wood and burl inlays create a rich environment in which to socialise and relax. The living area is ideal for both adults and children, who can while away the evening hours playing board games or watching a film on the widescreen TV.

The adjacent formal dining table enjoys the same panoramic views as the rest of the main salon, and the sliding doors towards the aft can be opened for fresh sea breezes to enter.

Aft deck alfresco dining aboard superyacht KEMOSABE

Aft deck alfresco dining aboard superyacht KEMOSABE

The main deck aft has an alfresco dining table and seating for taking in the scenery after meals. This spacious location also features a bar for afternoon refreshments or a nightcap under the stars.

Motor yacht KEMOSABE - Skylounge

Motor yacht KEMOSABE – Skylounge

The skylounge is an excellent second salon for when the group wants to separate for more intimate conversation, and the selection of wines will add to any special occasion. The Jacuzzi is located on the upper deck aft and converts into spare sunpads when not in use, or when the sundeck above is busy as the food and drinks hub, serving additional guests while docked with its excellent barbecue and wet bar.

The tender garage stores and excellent water toys selection, which includes:

  • 2 x Waverunners
  • 2 x Seabobs
  • 2 x paddleboards
  • snorkelling equipment
  • fishing equipment, and
  • inflatable toys
Master suite aboard luxury yacht KEMOSABE

Master suite aboard luxury yacht KEMOSABE

The on board accommodation will provide for 10 charter guests over 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 2 VIP staterooms and 2 twin cabins. A crew of 6 will ensure that every guest has a relaxing journey throughout the charter.

Superyacht KEMOSABE is available in the from $95,000 USD per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld to find out more, or look for more luxury yachts for charter in America.

SeaKeepers BAL DE LA MER will be held in Florida on 28 January 2017

January 13, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Rescheduled from October 2016 BAL DE LA MER will be held in Palm Beach, Florida on 28 January 2017.

The International Seakeepers Society once again takes pride in honouring and promoting the key influencers and decision makers in the ocean conservation programs. Each year the prestigious SeaKeeper Award is presented at an exclusive event.

Bal de la mer

Bal de la mer

This time the magnificent Bal De La Mer will be held in Palm Beach, Florida to recognise one of the SeaKeepers’ Founding Members and Yachting Community Pioneer: Alexander W. Dreyfoos. An MIT and Harvard graduate, Dreyfoos holds 10 patents in the United States for his innovations in electronics and photography, and is distinguished by an Oscar for his contribution to the world of motion pictures.

To make a reservation for the event please visit the official website of the International SeaKeepers Society.