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Charter stylish superyacht Ata Rangi in the South Pacific

September 14, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

27m/90ft luxury yacht ATA RANGI is ready for charter in New Zealand and the surrounding South Pacific region.

Motor yacht ATA RANGI - Built by Viking Yachts

Motor yacht ATA RANGI – Built by Viking Yachts

Built by Viking Yachts in 2013, her collection of water toys makes her ideal for discovering the amazing variety of wildlife just below the surface, while her impeccably maintained modern interiors have everything for relaxing and entertaining in comfort and style.

Designed for sport fishing, M/Y ATA RANGI has balanced interior and exterior deck space and is capable of up to 30 knots, ensuring that you spend as much time at each destination as possible.

Motor yacht ATA RANGI - Salon

Motor yacht ATA RANGI – Salon

David Lucas gives the main salon timeless charm using a neutral palette that is enhanced by the abundance of natural light from the surrounding windows.

Guests will never miss a moment of the incredible seascapes of New Zealand while spending time with hobbies and relaxing on the plush sofas, and whether visiting the waterfalls of Milford Sound on the South Island or the bird watcher’s paradise of Great Barrier Island north east of Auckland.

In the evenings, the back-lit bar enhances the ambient setting and provides an excellent selection of spirits for guest refreshment while dining in the cosy alcove seating.

Skylounge aboard M/Y ATA RANGI

Skylounge aboard M/Y ATA RANGI

Above, the skylounge shares the same space as the helm and adds a quiet retreat for private conversation while surrounded by elevated views.

For the best views on board out in the open air, the top deck there is seating located beside the helm station that adds a serene setting for relaxation and conversation out in the open air.

Out on deck, the aft seating offers a comfortable spot for relaxation in the fresh air and the shade, while the extensive foredeck is ideal for a laid-back afternoon of sunbathing or fishing.

There is a choice selection of water toys available and the collection includes:

  • 2 x surf boards
  • 2 x paddleboards
  • 1 x wakeboard
  • water skis
  • Scuba diving equipment
  • snorkelling equipment, and
  • fishing gear
Luxury yacht ATA RANGI - Master suite

Luxury yacht ATA RANGI – Master suite

The accommodation sleeps 6 guests over 3 cabins: 1 Master suite and 2 double cabins convertible to twins. The professional crew of 4 will ensure that everyone on board has an amazing charter experience in a region with vastly varying habitats and plenty of sights to visit.

Luxury yacht ATA RANGI is available for charter in New Zealand and the surrounding South Pacific Region from $46,000 USD per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more information and to make a booking in this incredible destination.

Pacific Yacht Charter – Luxury catamaran CATTITUDE

August 14, 2013

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Available for Pacific yacht charter, the luxury catamaran CATTITUDE was built by the renowned French shipyard Alliaura Marine and launched in 2012. Measuring 22,8m (75 feet) Cattitude yacht was designed by Marc Lombard and represents and ideal vessel to embark on a voyage of exploration of the fabulous Pacific destinations, including the Society Islands and Tuamotus or the breath-taking New Caledonia, Fiji, Vanuatu, Tonga or New Zealand.

Yacht CATTITUDE -  Main

Yacht CATTITUDE - Main

Thanks to her wide beam of 10,80 metres (35’7”) and ample hatches and ports, charter yacht CATTITUDE offers her charter guests a spacious and light interior; with an open-plan salon and dining area. There is plenty of comfortable seating, audio and visual entertainment and an elegant glass topped wet bar, all placed upon a rich espresso toned wooden floors.

Yacht CATTITUDE -  Salon Dining

Yacht CATTITUDE - Salon Dining

Fantastic indoor/outdoor flow is achieved by the wide sliding glass doors in the saloon, which lead into the massive shaped cockpit. Cattitude’s charter guests will enjoy its al-fresco dining table with plenty of areas to relax, creating a truly sociable ambience.

Yacht CATTITUDE -  Navigation Station

Yacht CATTITUDE - Navigation Station

There is an abundance of external living space on board luxury yacht CATTITUDE. Located above the main cockpit, the teak stairs will take you to the generous flybridge with a second al-fresco dining area, complimented by further seating and sunbathing space.

Yacht CATTITUDE -  Master Cabin

Yacht CATTITUDE - Master Cabin

For those seeking a more active relaxations, Cattitude yacht has a vast selection of water toys and spacious dual transoms, as well as a raised teak beach. Additional sunbathing area is provided by the expansive foredeck and two large safety trampolines.

Yacht CATTITUDE -  Master Ensuite

Yacht CATTITUDE - Master Ensuite

Deluxe accommodation is offered to eight charter guests in four en-suite double cabins, including the master suite situated forward. The master cabin has a centre lined king-sized bed, a sofa, vanity/desk and en-suite with his and hers sinks plus a Spa Pool tub. The remainder of the three guest cabins have all queen-sized beds and a large shower room with massage shower units, as well as TV entertainment and ample natural light. Cattitude catamaran is fully air-conditioned throughout.

Yacht CATTITUDE -  Water Sport Toys

Yacht CATTITUDE - Water Sport Toys

CATTITUDE CATAMARAN’S PACIFIC LUXURY YACHT CHARTER VACATION ITINERARY 2013-2014

Following her visit to such fantastic charter destinations at the Galapagos Islands, French Polynesia, the Marquesas and Tahiti in May, June and July, luxury catamaran Cattitude is currently cruising around the breath-taking Society Islands, with a possibility to visit Cook Islands, Tonga and Fiji if required. Below is a continuation of her Pacific yacht charter holiday itinerary for the rest of the 2013 and 2014. For more information about Cattitude or Pacific charter yachts, contact our friendly team here.

  • JULY TO OCT 2013 – Society Islands and the Tuamotus (possibly Cook Islands, Tonga, Fiji later in the season if required)
  • LATE OCTOBER 2013  – passage to New Zealand
  • NOVEMBER 2013 TO MARCH 2014 – New Zealand
  • APRIL 2014 – Passage back to Fiji/Tonga
  • APRIL TO OCT 2014 – Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu, New Caledonia (Itinerary to be decided/accommodating charters)

Tahiti

Tahiti

SOCIETY ISLANDS YACHT CHARTER

Society Islands Yacht Charter represents a utterly relaxing way of spending your holiday time, where you can choose your own pace and destinations to explore. Society Islands is a group of islands situated in the South Pacific Ocean, and are divided into two main groups: Windward Islands and Leeward Islands. Windward Islands include Mehetia, Tahiti, Tetiaroa, Moorea and Maiao; and the Leeward Islands include Huahine, Raiatea, Tahaa, Bora Bora, Tupai, Maupiti, Mopelia, Motu One and Manuae.

Embarking on a Society Island charter vacation you will be surrounded by a true ‘Paradise on Earth’, passionately depicted by the famous painter Paul Gauguin and described by the words of author, James A. Michener.  The majority of these islands is of a volcanic origin, interwoven with small coral atolls.

If you choose to include a Tahiti yacht charter in your itinerary, you will be welcomed by magnificent Tahitian Tiaré flowers growing abundantly on the high islands, which are also woven into typical ‘leis’ necklaces or adorn the hair of local women. Polynesia boasts about hundred different species of birds and an incredible diversity of marine life, in addition to its spectacular and awe-inspiring beaches and crystal clear water.

Kayaking in New Zealand - Image credit to New Zealand Tourism Board

Kayaking in New Zealand - Image credit to New Zealand Tourism Board

NEW ZEALAND YACHT CHARTER

New Zealand or Aotearoa is located in the South Pacific, comprising two main islands – the North Islands and the South Island, and is surrounded by numerous smaller islands. It is situated around 1,000 kilometres south of the Pacific island nations of New Caledonia, Fiji and Tonga.

New Zealand yacht charter is absolutely magnificent and New Zealanders are particularly at home on water, with a large number of kiwis owning a boat. There is no better way to discover one of the most stunning countries on earth than on board a luxury superyacht, motor yacht or a sailing yacht.

New Zealand has always something to offer, with North Island offering miles of coastline, freckled with off shore islands and spectacular beaches. The South Island welcomes yacht charterers with protected waterways and breath-taking scenery of Marlborough and Milford Sounds or the natural beauty of the Abel Tasman.

Enchanting Fiji - Image credit to Tourism Fiji

Enchanting Fiji - Image credit to Tourism Fiji

FIJI CATAMARAN CHARTER

Jumping on board Cattitude for a Fiji catamaran charter you will cruise into the perfect place for a yacht charter holiday. Just picture yourself lying on the white sand beaches, swimming in the aquamarine water or relaxing under the swaying palm trees. Some areas of the Fiji Islands are not accessible to general tourism as they are quite remote, providing sailing yachts charterers and motor yacht charterers a real opportunity for unparalleled adventure.

Vanuatu

Vanuatu

TONGA YACHT CHARTER

Named the ‘friendly island’, Tonga has changed almost nothing since the time Captain Cook and his crew sailed upon the Ancient Kingdom of Tonga. A Tonga yacht charter will make you feel as though you’ve landed in paradise, cruising around its 71 gorgeous islands.

New Caledonia - Image credit New Caledonia Tourism Board

New Caledonia - Image credit New Caledonia Tourism Board

NEW CALEDONIA YACHT CHARTER

New Caledonia yacht charter in the Pacific is another island paradise and a perfect destination to enjoy aboard a luxury charter yacht. Is is surrounded by an emerald lagoon and the second largest coral barrier reef in the world. You will see multicoloured fish, corals and sandy seabed below water right from the comfort of your own luxury charter yacht, thanks to New Caledonia’s incredibly clear waters. One of the main highlights of a New Caledonia luxury superyacht charter is the local people. The natives of New Caledonia have succeeded in preserving their most powerful traditions and authenticity. They are exceptionally hospitable and delightful.

Whichever of the group of islands you choose to discover on board luxury YACHT CATTITUDE or any other Pacific charter yacht, you can be sure to have a feeling of cruising in paradise. If you require additional information about chartering a yacht in the South Pacific or any other destination around the world, don’t hesitate to contact us today.

Spectacular New Year’s Eve in New Zealand aboard luxury charter yacht Calliope

October 09, 2012

Written by Eva Belanyiova

What better way to start the New Year than aboard the outstanding luxury charter yacht CALLIOPE surrounded by the spectacular New Zealand scenery? Be amongst the first in the world to welcome 2013 in the vibrant city of Auckland and explore the beautiful close-by islands, such as the Rangitoto Island and the Hauraki Gulf in style, luxury and comfort. Measuring 42 metres, luxury yacht Calliope is available for rent at $160,000 per week plus expenses and offers accommodation to 10 guest in 5 elegant cabins.

Holland Jachtbouw Motor Yacht Calliope - Photo credit to Nicolas Claris

Holland Jachtbouw Motor Yacht Calliope - Photo credit to Nicolas Claris

To start with, here are a couple of feedbacks from clients, who chartered Calliope in the Caribbean in January; to give you an idea about how great it is to spend your charter vacation aboard Calliope and what to expect from it:

“Everything was wonderful! Today we came back to reality and I am really missing everyone. It really was a perfect experience and we could not have asked for anything more. Thanks for all your help!”

“I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had on Calliope this past week! The crew and service was absolutely amazing!!! They really make the experience what it is!”

Bridge deck aft Calliope Yacht

Bridge deck aft Calliope Yacht

Aboard the exclusive charter yacht CALLIOPE

Built by Holland Jachtbouw and launched in 2012, motor yacht Calliope measures 42.28 m (139ft) and is a semi-displacement aluminium vessel designed by renowned Langan Design Associates with exquisite interior by Rhoades Young.

Her interior can be described as contemporary-classic, with weathered limed oak finishes, contrasting the stylish classical architecture, complemented with modern furniture. One of the most important features of the superyacht Calliope is her offset spiral staircase, boldly connecting the three decks. Panoramic views up through the sweeping underside of the steps make it a striking centrepiece.

Guest Cabin on the motor yacht Calliope

Guest Cabin on the motor yacht Calliope

The vast interior areas incorporate an informal lounge and dining area on the main deck, which can be separated on demand by a hidden shoji screen to create the perfect setting for an intimate dining experience aboard this magnificent vessel.

Spiral Staircase Calliope Motoryacht

Spiral Staircase Calliope Motoryacht

The Owner’s stateroom boasts a private library, a full beam lounge and his and her bathrooms with dressing rooms. Flooded with natural light, the cabin provides a powerful visual connection with the outside surroundings – an excellent feature when chartering a yacht in such amazing destination as New Zealand.

Calliope Yacht - Guests Lobby

Calliope Yacht - Guests Lobby

The bridge deck features mainly teak, with the sky lounge making the most of the full beam. The whole aft deck and saloon merge into one inside-out cone, thanks to the large sliding doors that open to the aft deck. This vast area is an excellent place to enjoy some leisure time, while the Calliope is at anchor.

Calliope Yacht Bridge Deck - Photo Nicolas Claris

Calliope Yacht Bridge Deck - Photo Nicolas Claris

Charter guests aboard the luxury superyacht Calliope are looked after by a dedicated and professional crew of nine. She is powered by twin diesel engines of 1,924 hp (1,435 kW) to a maximum speed of 16.5 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots. The vessel was designed and built to Lloyds and MCA classifications.

Main Deck Aft - Calliope Yacht designed by Rhoades Young

Main Deck Aft - Calliope Yacht designed by Rhoades Young

Motor Yacht NINKASI (ex Calliope)

Year:2010 (Refit 2015)  L.O.A.:42.28 m (139ft)  Beam:8.40 m (43') 
Max Speed:16.5 knots  Cruise Speed:15 knots  Engines:2x 1,924 hp  
Cabins: Charter Guest:10  Crew:

Renting a luxury superyacht in New Zealand

Surrounded by spectacular scenery and breathtaking natural beauty, New Zealand is an excellent charter destination to explore aboard a luxury yacht. ‘The Land of The Long White Cloud’ or ‘Aotearoa’ is one of the most beautiful countries on Earth, offering a wide range of destinations to discover, from rugged landscapes to tranquil bays and beaches.

A spectacular yacht charter destination - New Zealand

A spectacular yacht charter destination - New Zealand

New Zealand is a country of four seasons and constant climate change, where Kiwis feel particularly at home on water, with more boats per capita than any other country. This is a perfect reflection of the quality of outstanding cruising grounds within what New Zealanders call ‘Godzone’.

New Zealand Hongi Greeting

New Zealand Hongi Greeting

While cruising around New Zealand’s North Island and South Island, you will have the opportunity to savour some of the best wines and cuisine, including the famous green-lipped muscles, lobsters and scallops, this country has to offer. In Marlborough, you will find the best Sauvignon Blanc in the world! South Island will amaze you with the protected waterways and outlandish scenery of Marlborough and Milford Sounds as well as the natural beauty of the famous Abel Tasman National Park, while North Island features many offshore islands and spectacular beaches. Aotearoa (Maori word for New Zealand) is also renowned for its fabulous festivals and great outdoor experiences.

Marlborough Vineyard

Marlborough Vineyard

Seize this superb opportunity to rent the outstanding charter yacht Calliope and celebrate the New Year with glass  of a superb wine, spectacular menu prepared by Calliope’s chef in the setting of a dazzling country, called New Zealand. For more information about chartering Calliope or any other superyacht, be it sailing or motor, contact our friendly team at CharterWorld.

Westhaven Marina Auckland - North Island - New Zealand

Westhaven Marina Auckland - North Island - New Zealand