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82m Luxury Charter Yacht O’MEGA Eastern Mediterranean Special

August 14, 2012

Measuring impressive 82,5 metres, the spectacular motor yacht O’MEGA is available for luxury yacht charters in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Owners are offering the yacht with no delivery fees for charters in September. The Mediterranean O’Mega superyacht is not  only a spacious and comfortable private yacht, she is also well suited for entertaining and special corporate events. She is available for €75,000 per day plus expenses and accommodates up to 30 guests in 15 luxurious staterooms.

Luxury charter yacht OMEGA

Luxury charter yacht OMEGA

82m motor yacht O'MEGA - Salon

82m motor yacht O'MEGA - Salon

One of the best features of the Mitsubishi charter yacht O’MEGA is the large conference room, conveniently accessible from the main saloon. In addition your clients and guests can unwind in the massage parlour or for more active relaxation there is the gymnasium/yoga studio, as well as an indoor and outdoor Spa Pool.

Master stateroom aboard luxury yacht O'MEGA

Master stateroom aboard luxury yacht O'MEGA

OMEGA yacht - VIP Cabin

O'MEGA yacht - VIP Cabin

O'MEGA Yacht - Guest Cabin

O'MEGA Yacht - Guest Cabin

If you are interested in some serious water fun, you will be able to explore the wonders of the sea with scuba diving, snorkelling and fishing, or simply enjoy the excitement of jet-skiing, windsurfing and water-skiing. Entertain yourself and your charter guests and clients in the cinema / conference room, followed by a relaxed evening at the piano bar.

Luxury charter yacht O'MEGA - Main Deck

Luxury charter yacht O'MEGA - Main Deck

Main Deck - O'MEGA yacht

Main Deck - O'MEGA yacht

Elegant and gracious interior of the O’MEGA yacht features mahogany paneling, built-in furniture, custom made linens and carpets as well as handmade fabrics. The fully equipped business centre on board includes satellite LAN access, Conference Call facilities and notebooks with GSM internet access.

Mega yacht O'MEGA - Upper Deck

Mega yacht O'MEGA - Upper Deck

82m mega yacht O'MEGA upper deck

82m mega yacht O'MEGA upper deck

Accommodation is provided to 30 guests in one master stateroom, one upper VIP, four VIP, five double and five twin cabins. All of the cabins were created to the highest of standards.

O'Mega yacht - Sun deck

O'Mega yacht - Sun deck

In addition to the great accommodation facilities, the 83m O’MEGA yacht provides her guests with spacious exterior deck areas to sit-back and enjoy the fabulous surroundings the Eastern Mediterranean has on offer.

O'Mega Yacht - Toys

O'Mega Yacht - Toys

Luxury superyacht O'MEGA - Swim Platform

Luxury superyacht O'MEGA - Swim Platform

EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN YACHT CHARTERS

September in the Eastern Mediterranean is perhaps one of the most favourable months for those wishing to escape the hype of the busy summer season, yet would like to enjoy the warm Mediterranean summer. Many tourists have returned to their homes and children are back to school around Europe, leaving the splendid beaches and enchanting port towns less crowded. The best way to explore the natural beauty, history and culture of Croatia, Turkey and Greece is most certainly aboard a luxury motor yacht or a sailing yacht. Superyachts will take you to any desired destination in style, comfort and luxury, offering you the possibility to enjoy some of the most spectacular views.  Whether you choose to hire a yacht for your family and friends, or entertain you colleagues and clients, mega yacht O’Mega offers an outstanding opportunity.

Enchanting Croatia

Enchanting Croatia

If you are planning your charter holiday in the Easter Mediterranean here are some of the most popular destinations to explore:

Croatia has become one of the most admired and visited charter destinations in the Mediterranean. With over thousand islands making up the Dalmatian Islands, there is plenty to explore in Croatia. Some of the most visited charter destinations are Pula, Rogoznica and Marina Frapa, Rovinj, Sibenik, Split, Sukosan, Trogir, Zadar and Vinisce.

Zakintos

Zakintos - Greece

Amazing ancient history, distinctive architecture and enchanting little waterfront villages are only some of the wonders that make Greece another spectacular place to visit aboard you charter yacht. Main areas of Greece can be split into the Ionian Islands, the Aegean & Sporades, the Cyclades and the Dodecanese. Each one of these destinations will leave you breathless and wanting to come back for more. In fact, Greece yacht vacationers seem to want to revisit Greece year after year.

Turkey

Turkey

Last but not least we have Turkey, another important place for motor yachts as well as sailing yacht charters. Turkey offers more coastline than any other Mediterranean country guaranteeing you a number of pretty anchorages. Destinations such as Bodrum, Cesme, Fethiye, Gocek and Marmaris will allow you to get away from it all and enjoy some of the most pleasant natural environment the Mediterranean has to offer.

For more information on chartering the 82m mega yacht O’MEGA or any other spectacular yacht, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly team.

Luxury Yacht OMEGA

Year:1984 (Refit 2004)  L.O.A.:82.60m (271' )  Beam:11.58m (38' ) 
Max Speed:17 knots  Cruise Speed:15 knots  Engines:YANMAR x 2000/650 (BHP/RP 
Cabins:15  Charter Guest:30  Crew:28 

290ft luxury yacht NIRVANA by Oceanco spending her first summer season in the Med

August 14, 2012

Following luxury yacht Sunrays as well as Seven Seas megayacht, the 88,5m (290ft) motor yacht Nirvana is the seventh of the new generation Oceanco vessels. Delivered in April 2012, the Project Y707 Nirvana superyacht is passing her first summer season in the Mediterranean and will premiere at the next Monaco Yacht Show, taking place this September.

Oceanco's luxury motor yacht Nirvana
Modern lines and a contemporary style are the features of the elegant and exclusive Nirvana megayacht. Designed by Sam Sorgiovanni with a beam of 14.20m (46.59ft), she boasts extraordinary volumes.

Oceanco’s superyacht NIRVANA features six decks and offers an impressive 150m² owner’s suite, five guest cabins, a 3D cinema, a fully equipped gym, a 7.5m long oval pool and whirlpools with panoramic views. Acting as a room divider among the salon, dining room and a cozy separate sitting room are two vivariums; alive and active with reptiles – a chameleon, water dragons, bearded lizards, turtles and exotic frogs. The timeless Sorgiovanni interior mixes various distinctive and exceptional materials, including bamboos and textured leathers, in imaginative and inspiring ways.

The garage of the 88,5m luxury yacht Nirvana hosts a large array of tenders and water sports equipment: two 11m tenders, one 8.5m ski boat, six jet skis and 4 wave runners. Adjacent to the garage is a water sports storage with diving equipment and a drying cabinet for wetsuits with immediate access to the sea.

NIRVANA superyacht accommodates a crew of twenty six in an exceptionally crew and owner friendly layout enabling for the efficient and discreet fulfillment of any and all her guests’ requirements.

Built to the standards of quality workmanship and technology that Oceanco is renowned for, Nirvana will certainly be turning a lot of heads at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, held from 19 to 22 September; berth N10.

Technical Specifications of the luxury megayacht Nirvana (Project Y707) by Oceanco

Builder: Oceanco
Type: Steel hull and aluminum superstructure
Length overall: 88.50m / 290.35ft
Beam overall: 14.20m / 46.59ft

Propulsion
Engine: 2 x 3,600 kW MTU 20V 4000 M73L
Maximum speed: 20 knots
Classification: 100 A1 SSC Yacht (P) MONO G6 XLMC UMS-MCA Large  Commercial/Yacht Code (LY2)

Accommodation
Owner: Master suite, study, owner’s lounge, lobby and private exterior deck area with whirlpool
Guests: 1 VIP suite with lounge and his & her bathroom, 4 double VIP cabins

Design
Naval architect: Oceanco / Azure
Exterior designer: Sam Sorgiovanni Designs
Interior designer: Sam Sorgiovanni Designs
Delivery: April 2012

Photography: Luxury Vision Production

Feadship complete refit of classic motor yacht SULTANA

August 13, 2012

The 25,80 metre Feadship motor yacht SULTANA has just completed a major rebuild by Feadship. The classic yacht SULTANA (ex Din Dina, Hull #598) has now been restored to her former glory and will soon be available for luxury yacht charters in the Mediterranean. The extensive rebuild project was carried out by the dedicated Feadship refit department in close cooperation with the owner’s team. The rebuild of the SULTANA motor yacht reinforces the priceless value of having a Feadship yacht refitted by Feadship itself in terms of both the inherent quality and preservation of Feadship brand status

Feadship complete refit of classic motor yacht SULTANA

The SULTANA yacht was launched as Din-Dina in 1969 and found abandoned in a French yard in 2007 by Dutch sailor Kees van den Hoek. Despite being in a poor condition with an almost empty hull, this experienced yachtsman fell in love with her classic lines, which are so typical of a Feadship. Challenged by her neglected state and recognising M/Y Din-Dina’s historical pedigree, Kees decided to acquire the hull and give this Feadship a new life. With the support of a businessman who was interested in owning the yacht, the hull was made sufficiently seaworthy to return her to Holland on her own keel, propelled by the original Gardner engines. This in itself was an adventure and generated considerable coverage on YouTube and the online yachting community.

The Canoe stern of the classic motor yacht SULTANA by Feadship

The hull of the DIN DINA yacht was initially brought to the northern Dutch port of Enkhuizen to be painted and prepared for outfitting. An agreement was then reached for Feadship to provide its dedicated service and knowledge to finish the rebuild at the Feadship yard in Makkum. While the Feadship refit department primarily works on much larger projects, this was an excellent opportunity for it to reconvene the master/apprentice teams created for the refit of the 22.50-metre Riva classic Feadship Serena, which was concluded in 2011. With Feadship standards fully in mind, a way was found to finish the classic motor yacht Sultana within a budget that was appropriate for a boat of this age and inherent value.

Feadship motor yacht SULTANA Sundeck after her refit

One of Feadship’s senior in-house historians Huib de Vries was invited by the owner to lead the christening ceremony. Another couple of months were then required to fine-tune and test the new engine room and bridge equipment, which highlight the constant search for perfection at Feadship. The Sultana motor yacht is now on her way to a new life in the Mediterranean as a luxury charter yacht where she will offer charter guests the chance to enjoy the unrivalled Feadship standards of cruising. Contact the CharterWorld team here for more information of charter yacht SULTANA

Camper and Nicholsons’ luxury superyacht marinas

August 08, 2012

Camper & Nicholsons’ luxury superyacht marinas offer something to everybody. They include Port Louis Marina in Grenada, Grand Harbour Marina in Malta, Porto San Rocco in Italy, Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi, as well as Cesme Marina in Turkey.

Port Louis Marina in Grenada

Port Louis Marina in Grenada

Port Louis Marina Grenada
From rainforests and waterfalls, to hot sulphur springs and secluded white sand bays, Grenada is a tropical paradise, offering a vibrant and friendly atmosphere suitable for families. The state-of-the-art Port Louis Marina provides a full list of facilities and services, and with a lively village adjoining this superyacht marina there is an enchanting West Indian ambience.

Grand Harbour Marina in Malta

Grand Harbour Marina in Malta

Grand Harbour Marina Malta
A perfectly situated Mediterranean island with a pleasant temperate climate and extensive activities for all to enjoy. The Grand Harbour Marina itself is situated against the magnificent city of Valetta. The city plays host to a number of cultural events throughout the year as well as offering a plethora of restaurants, cafés and cultural attractions to stimulate a family of all ages.

Porto San Rocco Marina in Italy

Porto San Rocco Marina in Italy

Porto San Rocco Italy
At Camper & Nicholsons’ Italian Porto San Rocco Marina there is plenty to keep families entertained, a fitness centre with a fully equipped gym as well as a bike hire facility – the perfect way to get around and explore neighbouring areas. However for those who prefer a more restful experience there is a beauty salon, where one can choose from a range of treatments. To keep the children entertained there is an outdoor pool at the marina.

Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi

Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi

Yas Marina Abu Dhabi
Families visiting Yas Marina will not be bored. There is an endless list of activities and attractions to keep even the youngest excited and entertained. One can choose from the world’s largest indoor theme park, Ferrari World or he can try his hand at golf, at the new Yas Links Golf Club with an eighteen-hole course as well as a nine-hole academy course.

Cesme Marina in Turkey

Cesme Marina in Turkey

Cesme Marina Turkey
Situated on the largely undiscovered and chic part of Turkey’s stunning coastline is Cesme Marina, home to a variety of shops to cater for all ages, a supermarket and yacht club, where children and teenagers can learn to sail at the sailing school.

Photos of the 174ft luxury charter yacht DRUMBEAT in Juneau, Alaska

August 01, 2012

Launched in 2002, the 53m (174ft) sailing yacht Drumbeat (ex Salperton) is a spectacular, high-performance ketch, built by the prestigious NZ shipyard Alloy Yachts and designed by renowned UK-based studio Dubois Naval Architects. With the last refit in 2009, the luxury charter yacht Drumbeat provides her charter guests with amazing sailing comfort, sea worthiness and space. The Drumbeat sailing yacht can be seen in the photos below, sent in by Martin C. Michiels, one of our readers who captured the impressive yacht in Juneau, Alaska.  Whales were breaching and bubble feeding all around the charter yacht.

53m luxury charter yacht Drumbeat in Juneau, Alaska

53m luxury charter yacht Drumbeat in Juneau, Alaska

The superyacht DRUMBEAT has embarked on a World Tour that will take around 2 years. In that time, she will visit some of the most exciting and intrepid yacht charter destinations including the Caribbean, San Blas, Panama, Sea of Cortez, the West Coast of the US and Alaska, Hawaii, the Marshall Islands, South East Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Burma) Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and Fiji and last but not least Patagonia and Antarctica (tbc)!

The DRUMBEAT sailing yacht is available for charter during this World tour – contact us at CharterWorld for more information on this unique opportunity.

More about the the DRUMBEAT charter yacht

Elegant and comfortable accommodation aboard the Alloy superyacht Drumbeat is provided to up to 10 guests. There is the owner’s suite, three double guest cabins and a twin cabin with an additional pullman berth. One of the unique features of this splendid ketch is her layout, offering the main cockpit, saloon, formal dining area and pilothouse on the same level. Drumbeat boasts a 10-member impeccable crew, sleeping in 6 crew cabins, all ensuite.

Dubois designed 174ft superyacht Drumbeat in Juneau, Alaska with feeding whales

Dubois designed 174ft superyacht Drumbeat in Juneau, Alaska with feeding whales

Drumbeat superyacht by Alloy Yachts and Dubois Naval Architects

Drumbeat superyacht by Alloy Yachts and Dubois Naval Architects Photo credit: Martin C. Michiels

A single Caterpillar 1400 engine drives the Dubois designed luxury yacht Drumbeat (ex Salperton), enabling her to reach a top speed of over 16 knots, with a cruising speed of 14 knots.

Photo of the Alloy luxury sailing yacht Drumbeat (ex Salperton) in Alaska

Photo of the Alloy luxury sailing yacht Drumbeat (ex Salperton) in Alaska

The following is S/Y DRUMBEAT’s tentative World circumnavigation schedule

February until April 2012: Caribbean

May and June 2012: San Blas, Panama, Sea of Cortez

July until September 2012: West Coast of the US and Alaska

October 2012: Hawaii

November 2012: Marshall Islands

December 2012 until April 2013: South East Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Burma)

May until September 2013: Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and Fiji

October until January 2014: unavailable

February 2014 onwards: Patagonia and Antarctica (tbc)

Not for charter to US residents while in US waters.

Charter Yacht Drumbeat (ex Salperton) is available for USD 230,000.00 per week plus expenses. Book the yacht here. Charter Yacht Drumbeat (ex Salperton) is available for USD 230,000.00 per week plus expenses. Book the yacht here.

Below are galleries for other spectacular charter yachts by Alloy Yachts as well as Dubois Naval Architects.

Sunseeker Yachts to attend the 2012 Cannes Boat Show

July 31, 2012

Running from September 11 to 16, Sunseeker International along with Sunseeker France, are pleased to announce their participation at the annual Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes. One of the most significant boat shows on the global calendar, this prominent event hosts visitors coming from all over the world to enjoy the very best in boating on the Cote d’Azur.

Sunseeker 28 Metre Superyacht

Sunseeker 28 Metre Superyacht

Traditionally, the Cannes Boat Show sees a flurry of new models presented for the coming season with 173 new models launched there last year. The 2012 event promises to continue the trend, with the eagerly anticipated World Launch of the new Sunseeker Portofino 40 and the Mediterranean debut of the stunning Sunseeker 28 Metre Yacht.

Sunseeker Predator 115 Yacht STELLA

Sunseeker Predator 115 Yacht STELLA

The impressive line up of Sunseeker craft on show this year include the Predator 115 (an example can be motor yacht Stella), 34 Metre Yacht, 28 Metre Yacht, charter yacht Predator 92 Sport, Manhattan 73 yacht, Manhattan 63, Manhattan 53, Predator 64, Predator 60, Portofino 48 and the Portofino 40.

Sunseeker Predator 92 Sport Birds View.png

Sunseeker Predator 92 Sport Birds View.png

The 2012 Sunseeker stand features a brand new open layout, with more boats facing the walkways than ever before. In addition, the new Sunseeker Portofino 40 will be directly open to the public without the need to book an appointment.

Below is a selection of the beautiful charter yachts constructed by the prominent English builder Sunseeker Yachts.

77m luxury yacht SMERALDA by Hanseatic Marine visits the Mediterranean

July 30, 2012

Launched in March, the modern 77m motor yacht Smeralda is currently cruising the beautiful Mediterranean. Built by the Australian shipyard Hanseatic Marine, Smeralda superyacht is the third luxury vessel, belonging to the popular Silver Series, designed by well known Espen Oeino.

77m Superyacht Smeralda by Hanseatic Marine and Espen Oeino

77m Superyacht Smeralda by Hanseatic Marine and Espen Oeino

The impressive number of 20 guests can sleep aboard the 77m megayacht Smeralda. She offers 10 luxurious and comfortable cabins, including an Owner’s apartment with lounge and large private deck, three VIP double cabins, two twin cabins, plus Pullman, along with additional four twin cabins. Her 16 professional crew sleeps in a captain’s cabin, three crew single berth cabins and six crew twin berth cabins, all ensuite.

Luxury yacht Smeralda can achieve a top speed of 29 knots, thanks to her twin MTU 16V 4000 M71 engines. She is built to Lloyds classification and complies with SOLAS less than 36 passenger safety standards.

Punat Marina – the oldest superyacht marina in Croatia

July 30, 2012

Situated in a bay protected from the winds on the fabulous island of Krk, the Punat Marina is the oldest superyacht marina in a beautiful Mediterranean yacht charter destination – Croatia. Founded in 1964 and acknowledged many times as the best Croatian marina, it provides 800 quality berths on 11 piers for yachts up to 45 meters in length, along with all maintenance services of the engine and hull.

Aerial view of the Punat Marina

Aerial view of the Punat Marina

Boasting quality confirmed by experiences seamen, the Punat Marina developed almost 40 years ago from a rich shipbuilding tradition. The first sailor, with whom the birth of the marina is related, was William R. Nesher.

Back in 1962 the Punat shipyard was recommended to him on a fair in Za­greb as an excellent place to build wooden boats. The experienced sailor took the advice and three boats were built, symbolically named A,B, and C. Those boats were the first foreign boats left for safekeeping in Croatia.

Punat Marina situated on the island of Krk in Croatia

Punat Marina situated on the island of Krk in Croatia

Mr. Nesher, the American with residence in Germany became the first, and to the end of his life in 2004, ongoing guest of Marina Punat. Neither he, nor the workers who gathered on the day of the birth on March 13th 1964 could have imagined their work to become a genuine nautical pearl in Croatia.

By 1978 the marina conducted business within the shipyard, and during 1994 the transformation of the company was completed. Marina Punat and Punat Shipyard now operate inseparably linked as the most important two companies within the Marina Punat Group.

Punat Marina - the oldest superyacht marina in Croatia

Punat Marina - the oldest superyacht marina in a popular Mediterranean yacht charter destination - Croatia

Meanwhile, the number of berths has grown from 3 ships in 1965 to 850 ships today.

Private superyachts and luxury charter yachts cruising the French Riviera in the Mediterranean

July 25, 2012

French Riviera is amongst the most popular luxury yacht charter destinations in the Mediterranean and this time of the year its glamorous ports are full of spectacular yachts. One of our readers has captured five of these vessels near St Tropez, including motor yacht RAASTA, Harmony III, Hurricane Run, charter yacht OBSESSION and yacht W2 (Wedge Two).

Luxury motor yacht Raasta

Luxury motor yacht Raasta - Photo Sacha Suzanne Hart

Motor Yacht RAASTA (ex Elandess, Elandess II) is a 46,7 metre Heesen Yachts built vessel, launched in 2008. Featuring exterior design by Omega Architects and lovely interior by Bannenberg & Rowell Design, Raasta provides accommodation to 12 guests in 6 cabins, and it is managed by a crew of 10.

Motor yacht RAASTA

Motor yacht RAASTA - Photo Sacha Suzanne Hart

Luxury yacht Raasta

Luxury yacht Raasta - Photo Sacha Suzanne Hart

Harmony III superyacht is a 43,59 metre luxury vessel built by Benetti Yachts with a launch in 2009. Her naval architecture and design were developed by Benetti in collaboration with Stefano Righini and her interior styling is by Zuretti Interior Design. Accommodation is provided to 10 guests in total.

Motor Yacht Harmony III

Motor Yacht Harmony III - Photo Sacha Suzanne Hart

The Feadship built 54 metre luxury superyacht Hurricane Run features naval architecture by De Voogt Naval Architects and has an interior design by Terence Disdale Design. She was built for the same owner as the motor yacht High Chaparral – now Troyanda charter yacht. Accommodation for 10 guests is provided in 5 lovely cabins and she has a crew of 12.

Superyacht Hurricane Run

Superyacht Hurricane Run - Photo Sacha Suzanne Hart

Hurricane Run superyacht

Hurricane Run superyacht - Photo Sacha Suzanne Hart

Charter yacht Obsession is a 55 metre Oceanfast superyacht launched in 1991 and refitted to perfection in 2008/2009 to a design by Bannenberg and Rowel. Accommodation on board of this yacht is also for 10 people in total in 5 cabins, including four doubles and one twin. She has an amazing sundeck with a spa pool spa pool as well as a vast alfresco dining and relaxing area.

Luxury charter yacht Obsession

Luxury charter yacht Obsession - Photo Sacha Suzanne Hart

Luxury yacht Obsession in France

Luxury yacht Obsession in France - Photo Sacha Suzanne Hart

Motor Yacht Wedge Too, or yacht W2, is a 65m luxury vessel built by Feadship and launched in 2002. With a total of 18 crew and accommodation to 12 people, W2 is a spacious and comfortable luxury vessel with interior design by Philippe Starck and Thierry Gaugain.

Luxury Yacht Wedge II - W2 yacht

Luxury Yacht Wedge II - W2 yacht - Photo Sacha Suzanne Hart

Video of the 36m motor yacht Bartender (ex Nomade) by Riza Tansu

July 25, 2012

Primarily intended for Mediterranean use, the 36,4m superyacht Bartender (ex Nomade) is a splendid explorer, developed by the Turkish builder Riza Tansu. Launched in 2011, motor yacht Bartender boasts naval architecture by Kerim Acar Yacht Design. Managed by a crew of 7 professionals, she accommodates up to 10 guests in 5 luxurious staterooms.

Below is a video of the 36,4m luxury yacht Bartender (ex Nomade) by Jasper Faber (produced by Susanne Dijksterhuis).