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Special Low Season Rate for French Riviera and Italy Charter Yacht KINTA

June 26, 2015

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Luxury yacht charterers have the opportunity to rent the striking 53m charter yacht KINTA for a low season rate of €210,000.00 per week plus expenses until the 15th July 2015. This is a fantastic chance to spend an unforgettable holiday aboard KINTA yacht at the beginning of the high season in the Mediterranean at a low season price. After this, she will be available at her usual high season rate of €265,000.00 per week plus expenses. KINTA charters along the French Riviera, as well as Corsica, and the Italian coast, including Naples, Sicily and Sardinia.

Elegant and spacious, the vessel was designed by Paolo Caliari in collaboration with Proteksan Turquoise Design Departments. She was built by Proteksan Turquoise and launched in 2008, featuring steel hull, zero speed stabilisers and an aluminium superstructure allowing for great stability, efficiency, safety and seaworthiness.

Motor yacht KINTA -  Al Fresco Dining

Motor yacht KINTA - Al Fresco Dining

Interior and exterior deck spaces on board KINTA yacht offer plenty of great areas for entertainment, social gatherings and relaxation. The main deck provides a wonderful area to unwind; boasting large shaded lounging areas and a large spa pool with a waterfall wall. The main aft deck continues down to the swimming platform art and through the luxurious main saloon spreading over 100 square metres. The main saloon has large panoramic windows further promoting the relaxing indoor/outdoor flow as well as allowing for plenty of natural light to penetrate on the inside.

Motor yacht KINTA -  Aft Deck Dining

Motor yacht KINTA - Aft Deck Dining

The very spacious and ultra-luxurious master stateroom is located forward of the main lobby, extending across the full beam of the yacht. The stateroom is also fitted with full-height windows for fantastic panoramic views. The private master stateroom has its own lounge, an office, a walk-in wardrobe and an en suite bathroom. For guests’ convenience there is a direct private exit onto the deck terrace from the room.

Motor yacht KINTA -  Formal Dining

Motor yacht KINTA - Formal Dining

The remainder of the staterooms is located on the lower deck of luxury yacht KINTA. These include the spacious full-beam VIP stateroom and four beautifully appointed guest cabins. Three of these are doubles and one features twin beds. The VIP cabin boasts its own lounge area and a walk-in wardrobe, additional facilities include a spa pool and a shower in the en suite bathroom. All of the guest cabins are fitted with en suite bathroom facilities and showers.

Motor yacht KINTA -  Upper Aft Deck

Motor yacht KINTA - Upper Aft Deck

The bridge deck of charter yacht KINTA is another great place well suited for formal dining experiences, boasting a second elegant lounge saloon. It is fitted with large circular sliding doors, offering guests an al-fresco-feel dining opportunity in a protected environment.

Motor yacht KINTA -  Gym

Motor yacht KINTA - Gym

The sun deck has additional al fresco dining possibilities under the shaded protection of the hardtop. Forward there is a spacious spa pool coupled with super-comfortable sun-pads, a well-equipped gymnasium and a heath spa. Retractable awning provides charter guests with a possibility of a shaded area when needed.

M/Y KINTA (ex VINYDREA)

Year:2008 (Refit 2012)  L.O.A.:53.20m (174' 6")  Beam:9.40m (30' 10") 
Max Speed:16 knots  Cruise Speed:13.5 knots  Engines:3x CATC4.4, 86KW 
Cabins: Charter Guest:12  Crew:12 

UNFORGETTABLE WEST MEDITERRANEAN CHARTER VACATION ABOARD MOTOR YACHT KINTA

Don’t miss this great opportunity to charter KINTA superyacht for your Western Mediterranean vacation in the upcoming weeks and take advantage of this excellent offer. For more information and a personalised itinerary, as well as gratuitous assistance and advise, please contact our brokers today.

You might also find interesting to read what our happy clients had to say about their experiences encountered aboard the best boats available around the world: CharterWorld Testimonials

Below you will find a gallery of additional charter yachts by Proteksan Turquoise:

Heading to Monaco this summer? Don’t miss the SOLAR 1 race from July 9-11

June 26, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

If you happen to be in Monaco on a superyacht charter holiday or for any other reason between 9-11 July this summer, you might want to check out the second edition of the Solar 1 race, set against the backdrop of some of the most beautiful yachts on display in the Principality of Monaco. Why not include this fantastic event in your luxury yacht charter itinerary and enjoy the great atmosphere and excitement of the races, as well as learn more about solar-powered boats and energy efficiency in the boating industry.

SOLAR 1 Race 2014 @Franc TERLIN

SOLAR 1 Race 2014 in the lovely Monaco yacht charter location @Franck TERLIN

For the second consecutive year, the Yacht Club de Monaco is expected to host this contest, destined for competitive solar-powered boats, designed and driven by students from international universities. The race will be attended by around 30 entrants from a dozen nationalities.

The race highlights a long-established maritime tradition of innovation and commitment by the Principality and its Yacht Club to be a key player in the environmental protection field. History is repeating itself with the Yacht Club’s President, Prince Albert II, who wants to encourage a new generation of groundbreaking boats that are more respectful of the marine environment.

SOLAR CUP @FranckTerlin

SOLAR CUP hosted by the Yacht Club de Monaco @Franck Terlin

Sergei Dobroserdov, Director of Solar1 and the man who initiated the project, comments: “We at Solar1 love innovations and try to support them as much as we can. Last year we had a huge success with the first Solar1 Monte-Carlo Cup with 25 teams participating and almost 300 team members who came to Monaco from all over the world. Thanks to the Yacht Club de Monaco, we have the opportunity to continue this year and organise the latest in solar racing! Monaco is a pioneer in giving the new generation such an opportunity, while at the same time communicating the importance of renewable energy sources to preserve our planet.”

The three-day event will see these ‘green’ boats attend a slalom course, fleet race and one-on-one sprints. The boats are able to reach impressive speeds of up to 30 knots – run only by the sun, giving the impression of flying over the water.

SOLAR CUP @Franck Terlin

SOLAR CUP @Franck Terlin

Bernard d’Alessandri, General Secretary of the Yacht Club de Monaco, says: “It seems to me essential that we encourage any initiative in favour of the future of our industry. This technology being developed by a new generation of engineers suggests it could soon be applied to leisure boats, including the biggest yachts. A promising message for the future…”

Eye-catching 45m Luxury Yacht MY LOGICA joins Superyacht Rendezvous Montenegro 2015 Fleet

June 26, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The eye-catching 45-metre luxury yacht MY LOGICA represents the latest addition to the amazing fleet of some of the world’s finest yachts that will attend the eagerly awaited first edition of the Superyacht Rendezvous Montenegro 2015. The event will be hosted by Porto Montenegro, a beautiful Montenegro yacht holiday destination, in less than a week.

Luxury superyacht MY LOGICA by LOGICA Yachts - G.Sargentini

Luxury superyacht MY LOGICA by LOGICA Yachts – G.Sargentini

Launched from the Italian shipyard LOGICA Yachts in 2014, the razor-sharp LOGICA 147/01 superyacht MY LOGICA represents the first motor yacht project of Luca Brenta Design, well known for the 37-metre Vitters sloop Ghost. In fact, the sailing pedigree is clear in LOGICA 147/01’s lean, low-slung styling.

Luxury motor yacht MY LOGICA boasts generous exterior spaces. There is an amazing 5,5-metre pool on the huge foredeck, as well as sun-worshipping platform atop the upper deck’s coachroof.

Bay of Kotor - a stunning Montenegro yacht charter destination

Bay of Kotor – a stunning Montenegro yacht charter destination

LOGICA 147/01 super yacht MY LOGICA will join a wonderful selection of superyachts for the first edition of the Superyacht Rendezvous Montenegro 2015. There will be a rich social programme for guests to enjoy over the three days.

Thinking about a Mediterranean Yacht Vacation? 50m QM OF LONDON superyacht has it all!

June 24, 2015

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Are you thinking about embarking on an unforgettable Mediterranean adventure aboard a luxury superyacht this summer, but you haven’t found the right yacht, yet? Look no further. The beautiful 49,90m superyacht QM OF LONDON has everything and more to satisfy your needs and take you on the best holiday you could imagine. And … she was just refitted offering only the best amenities and, thanks to her professional crew of eleven, the best service possible. Charter yacht QM OF LONDON is available for rental in both the Western and the Eastern Mediterranean, including such popular destinations as Italy, South of France, Croatia, Turkey and Greece.

Motor yacht QM OF LONDON - water toys

Motor yacht QM OF LONDON – water toys

Constructed to the highest quality standards by the Italian yard Benetti in 2006, luxury yacht QM OF LONDON is an outstanding charter yacht belonging to the stunning Benetti Golden Bay series. Superyacht QM OF LONDON was refitted numerous times over the years including her latest refit in 2014/2015.

Motor yacht QM OF LONDON - bridge deck aft

Motor yacht QM OF LONDON – bridge deck aft

Accommodation layout aboard QM OF LONDON includes seven elegant and spacious cabins, rarely seen on yachts of her size available for rent. The staterooms include one deluxe full-beam owner’s suite, two gorgeous VIP suites and four elegant guest cabins. There is a crew of eleven professional and well-trained members, who are there to ensure everything runs smoothly and that you have the most amazing holiday.

Super yacht QM OF LONDON

Super yacht QM OF LONDON

In addition to her vast interior and exterior areas designed for unlimited relaxation and entertainment, there is a masseuse, as well as yoga, flyboard and kitesurfing instructors amongst the crew.

QM OF LONDON yacht - Owner suite

QM OF LONDON yacht – Owner suite

A 10m Scorpion chase tender has been added to the yacht during her 2015 refit. Water toys for endless in-water fun include a super-fun waterslide, the popular paddleboards, a jetboard, a flyboard as well as a seabob. QM OF LONDON yacht boasts an RYA accredited watercraft centre. She is fitted with zero speed stabilisers for additional guest comfort.

Motor yacht QM OF LONDON - beach club

Motor yacht QM OF LONDON – beach club

Motor Yacht AIR

Year:1999 (Refit 2006/13/15)  L.O.A.:49.90m (163' 8")  Beam: 8.97m (29' 5") 
Max Speed:17 knots  Cruise Speed:14 knots  Engines:2 x 2,262 hp MTU 
Cabins: Charter Guest:12  Crew:11 

Western Mediterranean and Eastern Mediterranean Superyacht Charter Vacations

When planning your Mediterranean yachting holiday, make sure to choose a superyacht rental company that has access to all available yachts on the market. Select an impartial company that works for you personally (not the yacht owner) and has your best interests at heart – like CharterWorld.

Mljet - Photo by Damir Fabijanic - Courtesy of Croatian National Tourist Board

Mljet – Photo by Damir Fabijanic – Courtesy of Croatian National Tourist Board

For more information on QM OF LONDON yacht and her availability, as well as a completely personalised itinerary, please contact our professional and experienced charter agents who will be pleased to assist you in organising your next dream holiday.

Read also the TESTIMONIALS sent to us by the many happy clients who embarked on the incredible journey of luxury yacht charter with CharterWorld.

Luxury Charter Yacht DAMRAK II and 1 LIFE Yacht – Gorgeous 70 Sunreef Power Catamarans

June 24, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The video below, made by ‘perfect’, shows the gorgeous 70 Sunreef Power catamarans, built by the prominent shipyard, Sunreef Yachts. These include the 2014-launched luxury yacht 1 LIFE, as well as the 2011-launched charter yacht DAMRAK II, perfect for Mediterranean yacht charters. Moreover, last month saw the shipyard launch the latest addition to the highly successful 70 Sunreef Power line, the all-new catamaran BLUE BELLY

More about DAMRAK II

Mixing up high speed performance and supreme luxury, the 70 Sunreef Power yacht DAMRAK II boasts a cleverly designed interior layout, offering a generous amount of space for up to 8 guests in 4 modern and bright cabins. The interiors feature a simplified elegance, and are finished with the wenge veneer furniture and light-beige alcantara upholstery.

The vast exterior spaces of luxury charter yacht DAMRAK II host the outdoor grill, wet bar area and Spa Pool area, ideal for venue cocktail parties or BBQs, while the aft deck is equipped with a large dining table and comfortable seating for 8. Moreover, the vessel boasts full diving and snorkelling gear, as well as other water sport activities, including a Yamaha jet ski, adult and child water skis, wake board, kayaks, snorkel, and sea bobs.

Motor Yacht DAMRAK II

Year:2011   L.O.A.:21.34m (70' )  Beam:9.14m (30' ) 
Max Speed:0 knots  Cruise Speed:16 knots  Engines:2x MAN R6-800 
Cabins: Charter Guest: Crew:

More luxury charter yachts built by Sunreef can be found here below.

Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2015 to host the world’s most beautiful yachts from September 26 to October 4

June 22, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez will once again host the world’s most beautiful yachts from September 26 to October 4, 2015. Over the years, the unique gathering of over 300 sailing yachts, ancient and modern alike, in the bay of Saint Tropez, a gorgeous South of France yacht charter destination, has become a not-to-be-missed meeting to round off the sailing season in style.

Partridge and Marigold Yachts under sail - Photo by Gilles Martin-Raget

Partridge and Marigold Yachts under sail – Photo by Gilles Martin-Raget

On the water, Partridge celebrates her 130th birthday

This year’s event will be marked by several key anniversaries, which reflect the deep-rooted passion that surrounds majestic yachts, whatever their age. Partridge, the very elegant gaff cutter with a plumb bow, will be celebrating her 130th birthday. Designed by the English naval architect John Beavor Webb, this frisky centenarian was constructed in Gosport in 1885, before being laid up in a mud berth and converted into a houseboat. It was the unwavering determination of her new owner, Alex Laird, which saved her from a scheduled abandon and returned her to her best racing form, following a restoration that took more than fifteen years!

This year will be also marked by a significant anniversary for the 20-year-old Wally superyacht Genie. The launch of this 24-metre Frers design in 1995 literally revolutionised naval architecture by making cruising more comfortable, faster and safer, whilst also making manoeuvring easier when sailing shorthanded.

On shore: festivities for all

Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez will once again see racing during the day and partying in the evening. Nestled between the Harbour Master’s Office and the port, the Village set up by GL Events, partner to Les Voiles de Saint Tropez, will be hosting the post-race celebrations. The highlights of the on-shore entertainment will be the ‘boule’ competition on Wednesday evening and the crews’ procession the following evening, not to mention the much-appreciated participation of Tahiti. Indeed the latter will have a stand in the village, displaying its local produce and jewellery, as well as its special group of dancers, who will give the yachts their traditional welcome on race night.

Overall Victory for Wally Cento Superyacht MAGIC CARPET CUBED at Giraglia Rolex Cup 2015

June 22, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The recently concluded Giraglia Rolex Cup 2015 saw Igor Simčič’s 100-ft Maxi yacht Esimit Europa 2 claim line honours, while Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones’s Wally Cento superyacht Magic Carpet Cubed has become the overall winner of the race. This year, the Mediterranean’s oldest offshore race was attended by a record fleet of 240 international yachts.

Wally Cento Superyacht Magic Carpet Cubed - Photo by Rolex Carlo Borlenghi

Wally Cento Superyacht Magic Carpet Cubed – Photo by Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi

Crossing the finish line in Genoa at 18:32 CEST on Thursday evening, sailing yacht Magic Carpet Cubed arrived some 65 minutes behind Esimit Europa 2 yacht. On arrival, Owen-Jones’s thoughts focused on having narrowly lost out on line honours – the crew’s first objective. “We knew before we started we had a faster boat than us this year (Esimit Europa 2), and therefore wanted a tactic which would separate us from them so we could get away and have a lucky shift from the wind or something like that,” comments Owen-Jones. “They tried to cover us all of the way which I think they did quite successfully up until the Giraglia rock, then less successfully on the way back in (to Genoa).”

ESIMIT EUROPA 2 Yacht approaching the finish line in Genoa - Photo by Rolex Carlo Borlenghi

ESIMIT EUROPA 2 Yacht approaching the finish line in Genoa – Photo by Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi

On Thursday, superyacht Esimit Europa 2 claimed line honours at the Giraglia Rolex Cup, finishing as the fastest boat for the fifth time in six years in an elapsed time of 29 hours, 11 minutes and 58 seconds, nearly 15 hours outside of her own race record. The vessel led from start to finish. “It means we still have a very fast boat and that everything went well,” comments Simčič. “We have confirmation that in the Mediterranean that this boat is unbeatable even with the arrival of newer boats. We won in strong wind in 2012, and in light wind this time. We have a very good boat and a crew which gives everything and this is the result.”

Nearly 280 yachts participated in the week’s three events, including the Sanremo-Saint Tropez race, three days of inshore competition in Saint-Tropez and the main event, the 243-nm offshore race from Saint-Tropez to Genoa.

The final prizegiving, hosted by race organisers Yacht Club Italiano’s (YCI) base in Genoa, saw Magic Carpet Cubed and Esimit Europa 2 yachts receive Rolex timepieces for their exploits on the water and the race winner the coveted Giraglia Rolex Cup trophy.

Majestic Sailing Yacht MARIE Overall Winner of Superyacht Cup Palma 2015

June 22, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

With a clean sweep of no less than three first places during the regatta, the majestic sailing yacht Marie has become the overall winner of the Superyacht Cup Palma 2015. This year’s edition of the popular Mediterranean race was marked by smart tactics, close racing, as well as fierce battles.

The mighty Marie yacht claimed overall victory in the 2015 Superyacht Cup Palma. ©www.clairematches.com

The mighty Marie yacht claimed overall victory in the 2015 Superyacht Cup Palma. ©www.clairematches.com

Superyacht Marie triumphed in Class A, while the 33m sailing yacht Inouï and the Oyster-built super yacht Maegan placed first in Class B and C respectively. Stephane Luca, captain on board Inouï, commented: “It was a very interesting race with many boats, everybody met each other at the downwind mark on the way to the finish and it was exciting fighting with all the other fast boats like Open Season, Visione and Win Win.”

The well powered 33m super yacht Inouï claimed top slot in Class B. ©www.clairematches.com

The well powered 33m super yacht Inouï claimed top slot in Class B. ©www.clairematches.com

This year’s 19th edition of the Superyacht Cup Palma came to an end with the amazing prize-giving, hosted by the Superyacht Cup’s race village.

Impressive 77m Explorer Yacht YERSIN Official Presentation in Monaco

June 22, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Both a private vessel as well as multi-purpose vessel for cruising all oceans and in all weathers, the impressive 77-metre explorer yacht YERSIN was blessed by His Grace René Giuliano, Vicar General of Monaco, at a ceremony in the Principality of Monaco, attended by HSH Prince Albert II. As tradition dictates, YERSIN yacht’s godmother and daughter of the owner, broke a bottle of champagne against the hull, to the tune of When the Pipers Play, performed on the bagpipes by Chief Warrant Officer Olivier Dréan, conductor of the Prince of Monaco’s military band, Fanny Fiat.

77m expedition yacht YERSIN in Monaco - Photo by Ameller

77m expedition yacht YERSIN – Photo by Ameller

“The Yersin is an exceptional vessel, a boat for cruising also designed for research purposes, and an impressive autonomy of several days or even several months. She keeps alive the tradition of Prince Albert 1st’s and Captain Cousteau’s boats and other explorers who left from Monaco. It is quite moving and extraordinary to think that thanks to Mr Fiat and his family, and his attachment to the Yacht Club de Monaco, this great adventure, where science and education take centre stage, can be revived,” said HSH Prince Albert II.

YERSIN Yacht Official Presentation in Monaco - Photo by Ameller

YERSIN Yacht Official Presentation in Monaco – Photo by Ameller

Built to passenger ship standards (hence the term Motor-Vessel), M/V YERSIN was constructed by the French shipyard Piriou in Concarneau. No agent, no naval architect and no designer: the owner François Fiat, his wife, his Captain, Jean Dumarais, and his Chief Engineer, Yordan Hristov designed the vessel, monitored the whole construction process and selected the equipment as well as fittings themselves.

Motor yacht YERSIN has been built around the A.S.E. project, with three key objectives in mind as to how the vessel will be deployed: Adventure, Science and Education.

Explorer Yacht YERSIN Blessing - Photo by Ameller

Explorer Yacht YERSIN Blessing – Photo by Ameller

A for Adventure: “It has been a dream of mine since childhood – inspired by Tintin, Prince Albert 1’s Hirondelle and Captain Cousteau’s Calypso – which within three years has become a reality. I wanted a boat that could sail anywhere, in any weather, with a reinforced hull for the ice. As her vocation is exploration we wanted to set aside 70% of the space to communal and technical areas.”

HSH Prince Albert II aboard YERSIN Yacht @Ameller

HSH Prince Albert II aboard YERSIN Yacht @Ameller

S for Science: the exceptional 77m YERSIN yacht is fitted with eco-friendly technology. “We have electric propulsion, supplied on demand by generators as one still cannot store energy in batteries. At a cruising speed of 11 knots we consume 380 litres of diesel, half of what we would consume with diesel engines. At a slow-steaming speed of 9 knots, our total consumption (electricity, heating / air conditioning included) falls to 180 litres an hour, giving us autonomy for 12,000 miles and 40 days at sea with 40 people on board. Nothing is discharged into the sea: we recycle grey water for washing the boat for example, and produce freshwater for all our needs. But we only do oil changes in ports equipped for this, and then there’s no question of introducing foreign particles to an environment hundreds of miles from where we have taken water on for the desalination system.”

HSH Prince Albert II and Mr Fiat aboard Explorer Yacht YERSIN - Photo by Ameller

HSH Prince Albert II and Mr Fiat aboard Explorer Yacht YERSIN – Photo by Ameller

E for Education: “We can take children on board to educate future generations on protecting the environment. This is also what we did at the event with HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco. The broad smiles and messages they retained after a day on the water convinced us that this mission for the vessel is a very valid one.”

Motor Yacht YERSIN Blessing - Photo by Eric Mathon

Motor Yacht YERSIN Blessing – Photo by Eric Mathon

“The vessel is called Yersin in honour of Doctor Alexandre Yersin (1863-1943), who worked for the Messageries maritimes merchant shipping company. Humanity owes this man a great deal for his research, notably his discovery of the bacillus behind the bubonic plague on 20th June 1894. I also chose one of his quotes – “You are not truly alive unless you keep moving” – to be the vessel’s motto,” commented an emotional François Fiat on the realisation of his dream, and who chose for this symbolic date the first anniversary day of the Yacht Club de Monaco’s new building.

Following a family cruise in the Eastern Mediterranean and Adriatic, M/V YERSIN, a winner of the Monaco Trophy 2014, will be displayed at the Monaco Yacht Show 2015 in September, before cruising the wider oceans.

Great Promotional Video of Five-Star Marina di Stabia

June 19, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The five-star Marina di Stabia, an MDL Mediterranean Network marina, is an enchanting Naples yacht holiday destination, positioned in Italy. Boasting a new generation facility with 900 berths for superyachts measuring up to 100m in LOA, the marina is based in the center of one of the world’s most prestigious tourist areas, close to Sorrento, Amalfi and Ravello. A great promotional video of the marina can be found here below.

Mixing up modern style with efficiency, Marina di Stabia is a safe and secure international marina, boasting a dedicated and friendly team of professionals ensuring year round, high quality service and assistance. Moreover, the Long Lease Sale of the berths in the marina has been recently launched by MDL Italy, offering the berth places with a 5, 10 or 30 year lease. This is a great option for those who wish to enjoy more than just the summer in the popular Mediterranean superyacht charter location.