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Special offer: Reduced charter rate with luxury yacht Lex in the Balearic Islands

September 20, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

26m/84ft luxury yacht LEX is available for charter in the Balearic Islands with a great reduced price for the end of the Mediterranean charter season.

Motor yacht LEX - Built by Maiora

Motor yacht LEX – Built by Maiora

Built by Maiora in 2006, she features impressively sophisticated interiors and is perfect for charters with family and friends for special occasions or for informal holidays.

Formal dining area and salon interior aboard M/Y LEX

Formal dining area and salon interior aboard M/Y LEX

The salon is an ambient environment that uses warm wooden paneling to emphasise the large round windows spanning the length of the interior. Carefully placed lighting creates the ideal mood for evening dining and relaxing with a film on the large sofas after a day of exploring among the traditional villages of Mallorca and the surrounding islands.

Luxury yacht LEX - Main deck aft alfresco dining

Luxury yacht LEX – Main deck aft alfresco dining

Outside, the main deck aft hosts a shaded alfresco dining area where your guests can experience Ibiza at its best, before taking a nap on the stern sunpads or relaxing on the bow.

Bow sunbathing aboard luxury yacht LEX

Bow sunbathing aboard luxury yacht LEX

For the best views on board guests should head to the sundeck, which has a shaded lounging spot that can also be used for an informal light lunch. The sundeck aft can be used as a viewing platform, for outdoor exercise or as an additional sunbathing spot where guests can chat and play as a family or spend time with a good book.

Motor yacht LEX - Sundeck

Motor yacht LEX – Sundeck

Luxury yacht LEX comes with a choice selection of quality water toys, including:

  • 1 x Waverunner
  • 1 x jetski
  • 1 x wakeboard
  • 1 x paddlesurf
  • waterskis, and
  • snorkelling gear
M/Y LEX - Master suite

M/Y LEX – Master suite

The accommodation sleeps up to 10 guests over 4 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom and 2 twin cabins. Her expert crew of 4 will ensure that everyone on board has a splendid time in one of the Western Mediterranean‘s most popular destinations.

Motor yacht LEX is ready for charter in the Balearic Islands with a 20% discount (€36,400 per week plus expenses) for the duration of September and October, or at her regular price of €42,000-€49,000 at other times of the year. Contact CharterWorld with all enquiries and to make a booking today.

Special offer: Reduced rate for charters in Greece aboard superyacht If

September 08, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Luxury yacht IF is ready for charter in Greece, providing guests with the enviable opportunity to explore the Cyclades, swim among the Ionian Islands or take to the lush and historical Dodecanese at a reduced rate.

Superyacht IF - Built by Maiora

Superyacht IF – Built by Maiora

Built by Maiora in 1999 and refitted in 2015, she features the exterior styling of Roberto del Re while Claudette Bonville is responsible for her interior design. Among her amenities is a home cinema and games consoles to keep the little ones busy as you move from one destination to another.

Motor yacht IF - Salon

Motor yacht IF – Salon

Gather together every morning in the warm and inviting salon and watch your spectacular destination come into view from the extensive windows running down the port and starboard sides. For the evenings, there is a bar with a choice selection of spirits and it is ideally situated near the aft to serve guests while dining alfresco outside.

Motor yacht IF - Main deck aft alfresco dining

Motor yacht IF – Main deck aft alfresco dining

For special occasions the forward formal dining area provides a close environment that places the diners and the delicious three course meals in the centre of the attention, to make an incredible occasion even more special.

Luxury yacht IF - Formal dining area

Luxury yacht IF – Formal dining area

After dining guests can choose to sit on the spacious swim platform on the stern, lie out on the bow sunpads or take to the sundeck for amazing views the the bleached white cliffs and the silky sand beaches while sitting back with reading material or taking a nap.

Luxury yacht IF - Sunpads

Luxury yacht IF – Sunpads

There is a choice selection of high quality water toys, including:

  • 2 x jet skis
  • 1 x Waverunner
  • water skis
  • snorkelling equipment, and
  • inflatable toys
Superyacht IF - Master suite

Superyacht IF – Master suite

The accommodation is designed for 8-10 guests over 4 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom and 2 twin cabins, each with a Pullman berth. A professional crew of 6 will provide everything you and your group require for a fantastic charter experience in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Luxury yacht IF is available in Greece from €40,000 per week plus expenses. Find out more and contact CharterWorld today.

Special offer: Superyacht Meme offers 10 days for 8 on an Eastern Mediterranean charter

August 04, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

24m/72ft motor yacht MEME (ex.STELLA DI MARE) is available for charter in the Western Mediterranean and has a great offer of 10 days for the price of 8 from the 5th-15th of August.

Luxury yacht MEME - Built by Maiora

Luxury yacht MEME – Built by Maiora

Built by Maiora in 2006 and last refitted in 2012, she had an excellent range of features for her size, including games consoles, wi-fi, satellite TV. Capable of cruising at 17 knots and a top speed of 28 knots she is an excellent choice for visiting multiple destinations within a limited amount of time.

Motor yacht MEME - Salon

Motor yacht MEME – Salon

The timeless interior uses pale wooden panelling and matching furnishings to create a neutral environment ideal for family holidays and entertaining visitors and guests. The large sofa seating can seat all guests together for conversation or a family film, and the forward formal dining table shares the same bright surroundings to make mealtimes with young family members a breeze.

The main deck aft offers an alternative dining spot out in the open fresh air, or guests can head up the steps to reach the flybridge for even more options.

Superyacht MEME - Flybridge

Superyacht MEME – Flybridge

Take in the spectacular views of destinations such as Corsica, Sardinia and the South of France from the flybridge, where shaded seating allows guests to spend all day outdoors relaxing and dining alfresco. Towards the aft, there is a dedicated sunpad area for an afternoon unwinding in the warm summer sun.

There is a great collection of water toys and the collection includes:

  • 2 x paddleboards
  • 1 x kayak
  • 1 x wakeboard
  • water skis
  • snorkelling gear
  • fishing gear, and
  • towable toys
Motor yacht MEME - Master suite

Motor yacht MEME – Master suite

The accommodation layout is designed to sleep up to 9 guests over 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom and 2 twin cabins. The professional crew of 4 will ensure that everyone on board has a wonderful and relaxing time throughout the cruise.

Charter 24m/72ft motor yacht MEME in the Western Mediterranean from €31,000-€38,000 per week plus expenses and offers 10 days for the price of 8 from €40,000 per week plus expenses from the 5th-15th of August. Contact CharterWorld for more information, or compare her to other luxury yachts available for charter in the Mediterranean.

Special offer: 8 days for the price of 7 in Mallorca aboard Mediterranean charter yacht Cento

March 23, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

26m/83ft motor yacht CENTO is ready for charter in the Balearic Islands of the Western Mediterranean this summer, offering guests 8 days for the price of 7 when they fill a booking gap between the 3rd and the 11th of July this year. Capable of cruising speeds of 18 knots and a maximum speed of 27 knots, she is an ideal yacht for discovering everything the region has to offer.

Motor yacht CENTO

Motor yacht CENTO

Built by Maiora in 2001 and last refitted in 2016, her near-new interiors have been updated to provide even greater comfort, invigorating colours and contemporary style.

Luxury yacht CENTO - Salon

Luxury yacht CENTO – Salon

At any time of the day, the main salon is the ideal place to gather everyone together to chat about the day’s events or plan for future destinations. A widescreen TV will keep the children entertained whilst cruising to the best beaches in the region, and the main deck aft offers a place for the adults to dine or relax outdoors whilst remaining close at hand.

Motor yacht CENTO - Sundeck sunpads and alfresco dining area

Motor yacht CENTO – Sundeck sunpads and alfresco dining area

Meanwhile, sunbathers can choose to take in the Mediterranean warmth on the sun pads on the foredeck or the sundeck, where there is also a shaded seating area with a table for alfresco dining or just chatting away in each other’s company.

There is an excellent selection of water toys for exploring the world’s favourite charter ground, with the selection containing:

  • 3 x water skis
  • 2 x Seabobs
  • 2 x children’s kneeboards
  • 2 x scuba diving equipment
  • 1 x wakeboard, and
  • inflatable and towable toys
Master suite aboard M/Y CENTO

Master suite aboard M/Y CENTO

The on board accommodation is designed for a maximum of 8 guests over 3 comfortable cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom and 1 double cabin. An expert crew of 4 will ensure that every guest is an enjoyable and easygoing holiday along the glittering coasts of sunny Spain.

Luxury yacht CENTO is available for charter in the Balearic Islands from €29,500-€34,500 per week plus expenses. For more information about her special offer dates and year-round availability, contact CharterWorld today.

Asia Pacific Superyachts Maldives reports on some of the world’s finest superyachts visiting the Maldives

December 22, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The world’s finest yachts visiting the enchanting Maldives yacht charter destination in 2013 and 2014 included such outstanding vessels as motor yacht Annaluxury yacht Aquamarinacharter yacht Archimedescharter yacht Cloud 9charter yacht Damrak IIM/y PacificM/y Talisman Cmega yacht VavaM/y AldabraM/y EcstaseaM/y PelorusM/y SamaxM/y Diamonds Are Forevercharter yacht Delma;charter yacht Keri Lee; as well as M/y Mayan Queen. All of these have used the services of Asia Pacific Superyachts Maldives as their local agent.

Superyacht MY Legacy at Kuda Bandos Island  'Picnic Island' - a fabulous Maldives yacht holiday destination

Superyacht Legacy at Kuda Bandos Island 'Picnic Island' - a fabulous Maldives yacht holiday destination

Guests explored the natural and unique beauty of the Maldives, visiting many of the country’s wondrous attractions and ‘favorite spots’ of APS Maldives GM, Mohamed Hameed. Favored locations include the penultimate ‘Robinson Crusoe’ experience at the Malé Atoll at Kuda Bandos, of which Mohamed says, “This is a breathtaking island and ideal for a private beach picnic on your first day.”

Another personal favorite of Mohamed’s is Olhahali, a beautiful island that lies at the northern tip of North Malé Atoll and is the locale of the Olhahali Cave. Hameed reports: “This is a fantastic place along with a couple of small caves, presents the main attraction, an enormous cave – 40 metres long at a depth of 25. In addition, the reef here hosts moray eels, stingrays, turtles and puffer fish. Napoleons, white tip sharks and eagle rays are often seen out in the free water and boasts of a long pristine white sandy beach.”

Luxury motor yacht Anna in the Maldives

Luxury motor yacht Anna in the Maldives

A not to be missed experience takes one to a breathtaking island, home to the luxurious Anantara Kihavah Villas. The resort welcomes visitors with an extraordinary feature – a panorama of aquatic life at the world’s only underwater restaurant and wine cellar! Those dining can gaze at hundreds of colourful fish and even large turtles passing right by the windows while enjoying the culinary art and wine. Ending a journey might be to experience the pristine natural beauty of Baa Atoll at Nibiligas & Mendhoo Islands, a perfect finale to a cruising journey.

Remarking on the visiting guests, Mohamed said, “These wonderful yachts cruising in the Maldives (in the atolls) housed private and charter guests onboard with a few exceptions. Many of the guests told us they enjoyed the Maldives and expressed their determination to return in the near future for another holiday.”

Luxury charter yacht Sea Jaguar

Luxury charter yacht Sea Jaguar

Other news of yachting in the Maldives was announced by APS Maldives, of their new charter yacht, the sleekly stunning 31 metre Maiora luxury charter yacht ‘Sea Jaguar’. Management and bookings are out of the APS Maldives office, with yacht charter starting as of December 15, 2014. The APS Maldives team welcomes inquiries and is happy to share information with those interested in a cruising journey in the Maldives.

Fipa Group announces new official representative for Turkey and Azerbaijan

December 09, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Fipa Group is proud to announce that Sky Yachting – Maestro Ltd. has become their new official representative for Turkey and Azerbaijan. A VIP event was recently held to launch this new collaboration and it was hosted by the fabulous setting of Philippe Starck’s YOOISTANBUL. The event, which was attended by plenty of high-profile Turkish protagonists on the national as well as international scene, was a huge success.

Philippe Starck’s YOOISTANBUL

Philippe Starck’s YOOISTANBUL

Famous movie and TV producers, Owners of MAIORA and AB YACHTS vessels, as well as many important businessmen and people from the Turkish jet-set were in attendance.

A VIP event to celebrate the new partnership in Turkey

A VIP event to celebrate the new partnership in Turkey

With this strategic partnership, the Sales and Assistance network of the Group has been considerably extended and it now offers to Fipa Group clients an important technical service hub for the beautiful and increasingly popular area of Bodrum.

Video: Luxury yachts by Maiora – A brand of FIPA Group

November 18, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Italy-based company, FIPA Group, has published a video showing the luxury vessels by Maiora – a part of the FIPA Group. These include motor yacht Maiora 43, Maiora 39 dp, Maiora 35 dp, Maiora 33 dp, Maiora 31 dp, Maiora 29 (example is charter yacht Adriatic Blues), superyacht Maiora 27, luxury yacht Maiora 24 S, Maiora 23 (example is charter yacht Felicity 777), as well as Maiora 20 S. The video was recorded and mixed at the prestigious recording studio, House of Glass.

28m Maiora motor yacht ASHA receives interior refreshment by Wild Group International

November 13, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Luxury charter yacht Asha has recently received the interior refreshment, performed by Wild Group International. Asha yacht is a modern 28-metre Maiora motoryacht, sleeping up to 9 guests in four spacious staterooms.

Wild Group working on the interior refreshment of luxury charter yacht Asha

Wild Group working on the interior refreshment of luxury charter yacht Asha

“Post season the interior still looks great.. we would like to schedule in works to the saloon area… The team working onboard were professional, prompt, clean workers and a pleasure to deal with.  The whole process was made easier by the great communications from start to end including the after service.  Thanks Wild Group.” Captain of motor yacht Asha.

Charter yachts are all accustomed to wear and tear and motor yacht Asha is no exception.

Asha Yacht - dinoc foil

Asha Yacht - dinoc foil

The interior of Asha yacht was suffering from waterdamage and sunbleach leaving parts of the interior looking tired and faded.  The shower heads were also discolouring and cracking.

Motor yacht Asha - dinoc foil application

Motor yacht Asha - dinoc foil application

A specialist vinyl film application was applied skillfully by the team behind the bridge and in the corridors and staircase leading to the fly bridge. A white foil was also applied to the ceilings in the showers.

The result gave an immediate refreshment to the interior of luxury charter yacht Asha with minimum disruption to the yacht.

Stands at Genoa Boat Show 2014 almost all booked

July 17, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

With less than three months to go to the opening of this year’s Genoa Boat Show, the stands have been almost all booked. This represents a sharp increase in comparison to the last year’s event, hosted by the fantastic Mediterranean yacht charter destination – Genoa in Italy.

Genova Boat Show

Genova Boat Show

The Genoa Boat Show, in its 54th edition, has been renewed and major investments have been made in three fundamental areas: the international market, the new exhibition layout, and the emphasis on Italian productions, being that the leisure boat industry is the protagonist in this area and its best testimonial. A far reaching, 3-year project which is winning over the industry’s professionals.

The Boat Show is slightly less than three months away (1 to 6 October), yet  booked participants already amount to over 80%, definitely more compared to the 2013 edition.

The President of Ucina, Massimo Perotti: “We are proud of the results we have achieved in terms of participants, which have increased by 20% compared to last year, and of the perception of the new format. These results are the reward for the great deal of work we actually began last year and the huge effort made on behalf of the President, the executive council, and the advisory committee of the Association with the constitution of a new company, Saloni Nautici S.p.A. In fact, we have made radical changes in the organizational structure and procedure, which has provided a modern and efficient service, based on the needs specific to the sector. The response of the professionals is the sign that we are moving in the right direction. The Genoa Boat Show is the showroom of the most important boat industries around the world and aims at  re-establishing its primary role as the most important and significant European nautical event in the central Mediterranean”.

The Boat Show is sold out in many of its areas. The participation of the world of motorboats is massive. Confirmed participants so far are AB Yachts, Sanlorenzo, Maiora, Permare, the many brands of the Ferretti Group, such as Ferretti Yachts, Riva, Pershing, Itama, Mochi, and CRN (who this year aims at being the highlight of the Show), Montecarlo Yachts, Sunseeker, Apreamare, Fiart, Frauscher, Rio Yachts, Rose Island, Austin Parker, Otam and Cranchi (which has returned to the Show).  Furthermore, in this area, not only 70% of the bookings has been reached, but there are new entries as well, and many producers have decided to significantly increase their exhibition area and the number of boats to be displayed compared to last year.

The section devoted to outboard motors is fully booked. Suzuki, Yamaha, Honda, Selva, Mercury (Brunswick Group) and Evinrude will display plenty of novelties, in terms of both low power and high power.

The Sailing World is the large sailboat village that has attracted the major European groups, such as Bénéteau/Jeanneau, Hanse; and brands such as Dufour and X-Yachts. And, naturally the big Italian names, such as Cantieri del Pardo, Serigi, Advanced Yachts, Mylius, Yacht and Vismara. For catamarans: Lagoon e Fountaine Pajot.

The Melges class will be the protagonist of the last leg of the Audi Sailing Series, which will take place in Genoa precisely during the Show.

Also positive are the numbers in the accessories sector, hosted, as was the case in 2013, on the first floor of Pavilion B: with 10,000 m2 dedicated to “Made in Italy” quality and the best of international technology, especially in the area of navigation instrumentation and electronic components.

Photos of motor yacht GLAROS, available for Greece yacht vacation

July 15, 2014

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Dutch photographer Robert van der Most, based in Paros – a wonderful Greek yacht vacation destination, has kindly sent us a couple of images of the fantastic Maiora motor yacht GLAROS, leaving the island of Paros on 14th July, 2014.  Measuring 39,65 metres (130’) Glaros superyacht is a semi-displacement yacht launched in 2006 by Maiora.

Charter Yacht GLAROS leaving the island of Paros in Greece - Photo taken by Robert van der Most

Charter Yacht GLAROS leaving the island of Paros in Greece - Photo taken by Robert van der Most

Luxury yacht GLAROS is available for unforgettable Greece superyacht charter in the Eastern Mediterranean, with accommodation for up to 12 charter guests in 6 lovely cabins. These include four double cabins and two twin cabins. There are also two pullman bunks available.

Motor Yacht GLAROS - Photo taken by Robert van der Most

Motor Yacht GLAROS - Photo taken by Robert van der Most

She is serviced by a professional and friendly crew of 6. Powered by two MTU diesel engines of 3,750 hp each, Glaros yacht reaches a top speed of 27 knots and cruises comfortably at 24 knots.