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There is no place like Monaco, when it comes to glamour, frivolity and excitement. Monaco is the Mediterranean‘s epicentre of wealth and luxury, with beautiful superyachts lined up in its harbour all-year-round. Here the renowned Grand Prix Formula 1 Race is held each year, as the world’s elite gather to take part in cheering for the best and indulge in private parties aboard luxury superyachts.

But there is more to Monaco then the Grand Prix and chic events! Monaco is often included in French Riviera charter itineraries and offers various activities and attractions for its visitors. Yacht charterers will enjoy a leisurely walk through Monaco’s old medieval town, where the Prince’s Palace is located, as well as the Oceanographic Museum or the exotic botanical gardens. There are plenty of fabulous restaurants offering French and international cuisine to suite every palate and enjoy a lovely evening out.

Another important event that takes place in Monaco each year, is the Monaco Yacht Show. The show usually takes place in September at Port Hercules, with a huge fleet of beautiful luxury super yachts on display – from privately owned mega yachts to the most desirable charter yachts available on the market.

If you are contemplating on embarking on an exciting journey aboard a Monaco charter yacht and cruise the beautiful French Riviera in the Western Mediterranean, you might find some of the below articles of your interest … and do not hesitate to contact us for more information and a free assistance in organising your next dream vacation!

Special offer: Charter superyacht Jade 959 at a 25% discount for event charters in the Mediterranean

May 23, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

For the Cannes Film Festival and the Monaco Grand Prix, 52m/169ft luxury yacht JADE 959 is offering a staggering discount of 25% off her weekly Mediterranean charter rate.

Luxury yacht JADE 959 - Built by Jade Yachts

Luxury yacht JADE 959 – Built by Jade Yachts

Built by Jade Yachts in 2014, her exterior was completed by Espinosa Yacht Design while her interior design was done by Central Yacht.

Motor yacht JADE 959 - Main salon

Motor yacht JADE 959 – Main salon

The large main salon uses pastel shades of blue and yellow for a calm and refreshing space in which to gather and socialise. Plush sofas and armchairs surround a long coffee table ideal for relaxing with reading material or board games while the aft wet bar can serve apéritifs before dinner.

Superyacht JADE 959 - Formal dining

Superyacht JADE 959 – Formal dining

The forward dining table seats up to 12 guests in contemporary fashion with graceful lighting fixtures and detailing. A breakfast room is also available for guests looking for a more informal indoor environment to start the day.

On the upper deck the second salon can be used as a skylounge or a private lounge for the Master suite located on this floor. A large sheltered upper aft deck makes an excellent private balcony area for guests looking for a place to rest while taking in the spectacular Mediterranean views and the action during the packed luxury events charter season.

“Motor yacht JADE 959 is available for charter in the Mediterranean throughout the summer from €235,000-€250,000 per week plus expenses, and at a 25% discount for the Cannes Film Festive and Monaco Grand Prix for €185,000 per week plus expenses. Secure your dates before it’s too late and contact CharterWorld today.”

Luxury yacht JADE 959 - Sundeck

Luxury yacht JADE 959 – Sundeck

The impressive sundeck has an abundance of activities, including an outdoor cinema, karaoke system and sun-drenched Jacuzzi, all of which benefits from the wet bar close at hand and plenty of places to sit and stretch out in the summer warmth.

The tender garage stores an excellent variety of water toys, including:

  • 5 x jet-skis
  • 3 x water-skis
  • 2 x canoes
  • 2 x paddleboards
  • 10 sets of scuba diving equipment, and
  • a water walking ball along with other inflatable water toys

While in transit, the on board gym will help guests to maintain their fitness regime and wear off excess energy. After the activity, a professional on board massage therapist will help to ease tired muscles to prepare you for the next day of adventure.

Superyacht JADE 959 - One of two Master cabins on board

Superyacht JADE 959 – One of two Master cabins on board

The on board accommodation sleeps up to 12 guests over 6 cabins: 2 Master suites, 2 double cabins and twin cabins. A professional crew of 9 will provide you and your guests with a stellar service during luxury events and throughout your Mediterranean charter.

Motor yacht JADE 959 is available for charter in the Mediterranean throughout the summer from €235,000-€250,000 per week plus expenses, and at a 25% discount for the Cannes Film Festive and Monaco Grand Prix for €185,000 per week plus expenses. Secure your dates before it’s too late and contact CharterWorld today.

Special offer: Reduced June price for Western Mediterranean charters aboard M/Y Utopia

May 19, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

71m/234ft superyacht UTOPIA is ready to make your Western Mediterranean charter a dream come true: Throughout June, she is reducing her price to only €370,000 per week plus expenses – a saving of more than €55,000 per week.

Superyacht UTOPIA - Built by Feadship

Superyacht UTOPIA – Built by Feadship

Built by Feadship in 2004 and last refitted in 2013, her interior is designed by Redman Whiteley Dixon for impeccable contemporary living.

Luxury yacht IMPROMPTU - Main salon

Luxury yacht IMPROMPTU – Main salon

The spacious main salon benefits from its 11.4m beam to create a spacious environment fit for entertaining guests and for families of all ages, with plenty of seating for guests to spread out and work on their hobbies or take part in private conversation.

Luxury yacht UTOPIA - Formal dining

Luxury yacht UTOPIA – Formal dining

Forward of the main salon, the formal dining area provides timeless surroundings for family celebrations and marking special occasions in style before ending the evening with a film together in the cinema room fitted with a games table and bar.

“Luxury yacht UTOPIA is ready for Mediterranean charters from €435,000-€465,000 per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld with your queries or to make a booking.”

Motor yacht UTOPIA - Alfresco dining on the main deck aft

Motor yacht UTOPIA – Alfresco dining on the main deck aft

Seating on the main deck aft is ideally situated for guests looking for a place to rest out of the sun after returning from the sea via the swim platform on the deck below. One option for alfresco dining is also to be found here, providing understated elegance for up to 10 diners with spectacular views of the colourful sunsets.

For outdoor living that takes full advantage of the summer sun, the upper deck and bridge deck add even more outdoor lounging spaces for peaceful days together in lavish comfort, and the bridge deck can be cleared to become an outdoor dance floor for dockside parties.

Motor yacht UTOPIA - Spa pool and sunpads on the upper deck bow

Motor yacht UTOPIA – Spa pool and sunpads on the upper deck bow

On the bow of the upper deck there is a Jacuzzi for guests to cool off in after a tiring morning of sightseeing and shopping in destinations such as Monaco, Naples or Nice.

Luxury yacht UTOPIA - Upper deck aft

Luxury yacht UTOPIA – Upper deck aft

From the bridge deck, stairs lead up to the massive sundeck Jacuzzi which enjoys the best views of anywhere in board. Seating along the port and starboard sides gives guests a place to spectate without getting a toe wet, while the forward sun deck offers sunpads for guests to stretch out and unwind under the brilliant Mediterranean sun.

Motor yacht UTOPIA comes with a fantastic range of water toys with the collection containing:

  • 3 x wakeboards
  • 2 x sail boats
  • 2 x windsurfers
  • 2 x Waverunners
  • 2 x kayaks
  • 2 x jet skis
  • water skis
  • Scuba diving equipment
  • snorkelling equipment, and
  • inflatable and towable toys

While in transit, the on board gym has everything guests need to maintain a fitness regime and wear off excess energy.

Superyacht UTOPIA - Master suite

Superyacht UTOPIA – Master suite

The on board accommodation sleeps up to 12 guests over 6 cabins: 1 Master suite, 2 VIP staterooms and 3 twin cabins with Pullman berths. An expert crew of 12 will provide you and your guests with everything you require throughout the cruise to ensure that luxury yacht UTOPIA lives up to her name.

Luxury yacht UTOPIA is ready for Mediterranean charters from €435,000-€465,000 per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld with your queries or to make a booking.

Special offer: Attend Cannes and Monaco events at a reduced rate aboard Mediterranean charter yacht Titania

May 18, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

73m/240ft motor yacht TITANIA (ex.APOISE) is ready for charter in the Mediterranean, and has a special offer of a reduced rate for 5 days at the Cannes Film Festival or the Monaco Grand Prix for €300,000 per week plus expenses.

Superyacht TITANIA - Built by Lurssen Yachts

Superyacht TITANIA – Built by Lurssen Yachts

Built by Lurssen in 2006 and last refitted in 2012, luxury yacht TITANIA features exterior styling by Espen Oeino and interior design from Zuretti. At the World Superyacht Awards 2013 she was a finalist for the Best Refitted Yacht category and her fantastic facilities include a spa room with massage facilities, a sauna and a swimming pool with bar seating on the upper deck aft.

Luxury yacht TITANIA - Main salon

Luxury yacht TITANIA – Main salon

Superyacht TITANIA - Main salon with grand piano

Superyacht TITANIA – Main salon with grand piano

The spacious main salon is laid out for an evening of entertaining, with various seating areas, a fully stocked bar and a grand piano. Out on the main deck aft there is shaded alfresco dining for up to 8 guests and the outdoor lounging area towards the stern makes an ideal resting area after hours of playing in the water. Forward of the main salon, a grand table forms the centrepiece in a lavish interior where up to 12 guests can savour mouth-watering meals and celebrate in style.

“Superyacht TITANIA is ready for charter in the Mediterranean from €490,000-€600,000 per week plus expenses, with a special reduced rate of €300,000 per week plus expenses for the Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix. Contact CharterWorld to secure your summer season booking today, or view similar luxury yachts for charter in the Mediterranean.”

Motor yacht TITANIA - Skylounge

Motor yacht TITANIA – Skylounge

Motor yacht TITANIA - Dining

Motor yacht TITANIA – Dining

On the bridge deck, the skylounge creates a relaxing environment in cool white with expansive windows flooding the whole interior with light. A second formal dining area to the aft benefits from floor to ceiling windows for personal meals without missing the incredible views of the French Riviera or the Amalfi Coast.

The spacious bridge deck aft is perfectly suited to outdoor exercise such as yoga and Pilates, or it can be used as an observation deck at events.

There are plenty of places to dine alfresco aboard superyacht TITANIA

There are plenty of places to dine alfresco aboard superyacht TITANIA

Motor yacht TITANIA - Spa pool with bar seating on the upper aft deck

Motor yacht TITANIA – Spa pool with bar seating on the upper aft deck

The upper deck could be used as a private deck for the occupiers of the VIP stateroom: the accommodation is located forward of the impressive swimming pool with bar, a large alfresco dining table and sofas towards the stern with sun umbrellas providing optional shade. Stairs lead up to the final level, where guests will find the sundeck replete with sun loungers and sunpads enjoying sweeping views of the Mediterranean.

Luxury yacht TITANIA - Sundeck

Luxury yacht TITANIA – Sundeck

Motor yacht TITANIA comes with an excellent selection of water toys and equipment, including:

  • bikes
  • 2 x sail boats
  • 2 x kayaks
  • 2 x Waverunners
  • 2 x jet skis
  • scuba diving equipment
  • snorkelling equipment, and
  • an inflatable water park

As an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre, every guest can learn how to use the equipment for the first time and take away skills that last a lifetime. While in transit, guests can burn off excess energy in the gym, where a personal trainer will help guests create their perfect fitness programme.

Superyacht TITANIA - Master suite

Superyacht TITANIA – Master suite

The on board accommodation sleeps a maximum of 12 guests over 7 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom and 5 double cabins. An expert crew of 21 will provide you and your guests with a stellar service throughout your Mediterranean cruise.

Superyacht TITANIA is ready for charter in the Mediterranean from €490,000-€600,000 per week plus expenses, with a special reduced rate of €300,000 per week plus expenses for the Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix. Contact CharterWorld to secure your summer season booking today, or view similar luxury yachts for charter in the Mediterranean.

Special offer: 20% off Seanna for Mediterranean charters

May 18, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

56m/185ft luxury yacht SEANNA from Delta Marine has a special offer of 20% off her normal Mediterranean charter rate for the Monaco Grand Prix, as well as having a confirmed zone 1 berth. Able to host up to 150 guests when dockside, she is an excellent choice for entertaining for corporate event charters or private functions in Monaco and along the French Riviera.

M/Y SEANNA - Built by Delta Marine

M/Y SEANNA – Built by Delta Marine

Read the full-length article about her facilities here and contact CharterWorld to book your dates for the discounted price of €268,800 per week plus expenses for the Monaco Grand Prix.

Mediterranean Summer: 12 Of the Best Luxury Events to Attend

May 17, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The first day of the Cannes Film Festival marks the start of summer charter season as the rich and famous flock from all corners of the globe to enjoy the Mediterranean at its zenith. From charity balls to sporting events and concerts that celebrate the burgeoning electronic and jazz genres, the French and Italian Rivieras will host some of the most prestigious events of the year – and you can be a part of the action.

It’s not too late to grab a last minute charter: Below we list 12 of the most important luxury yacht events throughout the summer months to please those who like to spectate and those who want to participate. Contact CharterWorld and see what our expert brokers can do for you.

May

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes 2017. Image credit: Cannes Film Festival

Cannes 2017. Image credit: Cannes Film Festival

Get up close to the red carpet at the Palais des Festivals Cannes and watch the glamour unfold from your very own private yacht. More than just lavish parties and fabulous frocks, the Cannes Film Festival is vital to industry networking and secures the future for many concepts to come alive on the silver screen.

Monaco Grand Prix

Monaco Grand Prix. Photo credit: Larry Koester

Monaco Grand Prix. Photo credit: Larry Koester

Take a front row seat to all the action of the Monaco Grand Prix: with your own luxury yacht, you have the best seats at the event. Whether chartering privately or for a corporate event charter, your sun deck will come into its own as you dine alfresco or dip into the Jacuzzi while watching your favourite racer competing only metres away.

amfAR – Cinema Against AIDS 25th May

Raising over $190 million for research programs in the fight against AIDS, amfAR is vital in funding research and highlighting the ongoing struggle to combat AIDS globally. This prestigious event takes place at the opulent Hotel du Cap for its 24th year with the aim of developing a ‘scientific basis for a cure by 2020′.

June

Cannes Lions

A pop-up meeting space at Cannes Lions. Photo credit: Digitas Photos

A pop-up meeting space at Cannes Lions. Photo credit: Digitas Photos

Celebrating innovations and the ever-advancing state of healthcare, technology and entertainment, Cannes Lions is an exhibition dedicated to future visions and this year’s event estimates that over 15,000 people from 100 countries are expected to attend. Dame Helen Mirren and singer Demi Lovato are among the celebrity speakers, with award-winning designers, architects and media companies speaking at the event.

Cannes Lions runs from the 17th-24th of June – be sure to join in on this international festival of creativity on a luxury charter holiday for the very best in comfort, convenience and style.

Jumping International, Monte Carlo

Bertram Allen on Molly Malone V. Photo credit: Stefano Grasso

Bertram Allen on Molly Malone V. Photo credit: Stefano Grasso

Now in its 12th year, Jumping International Monte Carlo has become a favourite spectacle of the Mediterranean’s most elite and discerning spectators, attended by royal families, business magnates and celebrities. The event runs from the 23rd-25th June and the additional entertainment and variety of shopping in the city of Monte Carlo only increase the allure of this exclusive event.

July

Monte Carlo Sporting Summer Festival

Monte Carlo. Photo credit: Rodrigo Soldon

Monte Carlo. Photo credit: Rodrigo Soldon

Monaco is ideally situated between the French and Italian Rivieras, which makes it an easily accessed hotspot for superyacht charters whether they are looking to spend an entire week in port or get a taste of a single event and sail on to the next. The Monte Carlo Sporting Summer Festival takes place at La Salle des Etoiles, a concert hall made of glass overlooking the shining Mediterranean Sea while legendary talent and new singers with exceptional potential serenade the guests throughout the evening. This was the festival that brought Rihanna and Alicia Keyes into the public eye – and it could be your chance to see the next big names performing live at the start of their career.

Monaco Red Cross Ball

Red Cross Ball 2016 - Image credit to Croix Rouge Monégasque

Red Cross Ball 2016 – Image credit to Croix Rouge Monégasque

Each year, the Monaco Red Cross hosts a ball in gratitude to its many generous donors and showcases the immeasurable work that the funds have done on both a local and international scale. La Salle des Etoiles once again becomes the venue for a star-studded event, opened in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II, President of the Monaco Red Cross. Following in the steps of tradition, the night begins with a tombola and an exquisite meal before the dancing gets underway. A magnificent fireworks display heralds an end to the evening before guests slip back to their superyachts to continue the party or sleep off the night’s exertions.

Ultra Europe Music Festival, Split, Croatia

Ultra Europe Music Festival. Photo credit: ultraeurope.com

Ultra Europe Music Festival. Photo credit: ultraeurope.com

Paced over 7 spectacular days across Split in Croatia, the Ultra Europe Music Festival is one of the largest celebrations of electronic music anywhere in the world. The islands of Hvar, Brac and Split all become the spectacular backdrop for fun and games, including a regatta at Bol on the 17th of July and a party of over 5,000 revellers at the spectacular Hotel Amfora Grand Beach Resort on Hvar the following day.

Nice Jazz festival

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue - Nice Jazz Festival

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue – Nice Jazz Festival

Nice hosted the very first jazz festival in 1948 and the city has long embraced its love of the genre, revelling in its international appeal that in turn produces an eclectic and thrilling event from worldwide talent. The five-day event takes place at the Theatre de Verdure, conveniently located near Nice‘s Port along the beautiful promenade.

August

La Biennale

Architecture at La Biennale. Photo credit: René Thorup Kristensen

Architecture at La Biennale. Photo credit: René Thorup Kristensen

A celebration of the arts in all its various forms, La Biennale in Venice is arguably the most diverse exhibition in the Mediterranean luxury yacht charter season: Art, Cinema, Architecture, Dance, Theatre and Music are all represented in displays, workshops and interactive events for all ages. Take a look at the mesmerising performances and see what it inspires in yourself.

September

Cannes Yachting Festival

Cannes Yachting Festival Banner

Cannes Yachting Festival Banner

A gathering of the luxury yacht industry’s greatest and growing talents, the Cannes Yachting Festival offers a glimpse the yachting’s future, from next year’s design trends to advancements in technology and the unveiling of new water toys. Whether you’re planning on buying your next superyacht or just curious to see what the 500+ exhibitors have to offer, the Cannes Yachting Show is not an exhibition that yachting enthusiasts should miss.

Genoa International Boat Show

Salone Nautico di Genova 2016

Salone Nautico di Genova 2016

Whether you are an owner, luxury charter guest or an industry professional, the Genoa International Boat Show is attended by Italy’s finest and most renowned yacht builders including Perini Navi, Benetti and CRN as well as international names, offering the perfect opportunity to compare luxury yacht facilities and products. This yachting exhibition over land and water covers more than 300,000m² total and this year’s event already has 1,400 boats registered with 400 available for sea trials. Ever wanted to see Feadship engineering up close? This could be your chance.

Monaco Yacht Show

MYS 2016 - Photo credit to © Monaco Yacht Show

MYS 2016 – Photo credit to © Monaco Yacht Show

Just as the Cannes Film Festival unofficially marks that start of the charter season in the Mediterranean, the Monaco Yacht Show is seen as the closing event in the superyacht social calendar and a winding down from the peak season. After the event, the private yacht parties run long into the night and the last of the summer holidays is seen off in style in one of the Cote d’Azur‘s most opulent and glamorous cities.

50m Superyacht Vertige Delivered and Ready for Charter

May 17, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Great news comes from Italy, as Tankoa Yachts deliver their brand new superyacht Vertige and release the first running images of the yacht cruising the waters of Portofino. Motor yacht Vertige was designed by Francesco Paszkowski, with naval architecture by Massimo Visibelli.  More exciting news is that this 50m Italian superyacht has joined the global fleet of charter yachts and will be available this summer in the Western Mediterranean.

TANKOA 501 Luxury superyacht Vertige

TANKOA 501 Luxury superyacht Vertige

Francesco Paszkowski created the elegant and smooth design of the yacht, which makes her stand out from the line of the yachts of the same size. She boasts three large decks and opulent living spaces, designed with the intention of creating close to the sea cruising experience. Vertige offers an ample main deck salon with a lounge and a formal dining. The upper deck has an airy sky lounge and a bridge forward.

Vertige, Tankoa Yachts

Vertige, Tankoa Yachts

The Tankoa S501 Vertige is the result of a coordinated effort between the yard, the owner and our studio”, commented the yacht’s designer Francesco Paszkowski. “We understood each other, perfectly, right from the start of this project which was characterised by in-depth material and design element research and the excellent craftsmanship in the yard. This also included, for the first time on a Tankoa, a plumb bow, giving an indication of the yard’s future direction.”

Lavish accommodation is offered in the following layout: the full-beam master cabin, VIP suite and four guest cabins. A total of 12 charter guests will be taken care of by ten professional crew members.

One of the special features of Vertige is her fold-out balconies in the master cabins and on the aft deck. The interior spaces are bright and lit with plenty of natural light, thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows. Margherita Casprini, a famous superyacht interior designer, worked on the interior decor, which is best described as contemporary with warm colours.

Motor yacht Vertige

Motor yacht Vertige

Among luxury amenities, there are a gymnasium, home cinema, a 7m tender garage and generous sunbathing spaces. In addition, Vertige carries plenty of water toys to ensure charter guests will enjoy the sunshine and water activities in the finest yachting locations of the Mediterranean.

Motor yacht Vertige is available from $260,000 per week plus expenses. France, Italy, Monaco and Spain are to choose from, where to go on a luxury yacht charter aboard Vertige this summer. Contact our friendly charter brokers now to secure the dates.

Motor Yacht of the Year: Lurssen 156m Dilbar

May 17, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

We applaud the triumph of Lurssen Yachts, as the 156m Mega Yacht Dilbar receives the “Motor Yacht of the Year” award at the 2017 World Superyacht Awards. The authorities of Boat International Media held the event this year in Florence, Italy. Perhaps, the most important event in the industry, WSA attracted the elite of the yachting world anticipated decisions of the judges selecting the best of the best yachts delivered in 2016. You can view the full list of the winners here.

Dilbar. Photo credit Chris Suffeleers

Dilbar. Photo credit Chris Suffeleers

Dilbar also won in her category for “Displacement Motoryacht 3,000 GT and Above”. “One of the most complex and challenging yachts to be built”, as the judges described her, Dilbar is officially largest superyacht in the world in terms of gross tonnage. According to Lurssen, Dilbar’s gross tonnage is 15,917 tonnes, while her owner/guest area is of a very impressive size of 3,800 sqm.

Dilbar. Photo credit Jeff Brown

Dilbar. Photo credit Jeff Brown

The exterior design of the magnificent 156m Dilbar is a courtesy of Espen Oeino, while her interior design is by Winch Design.

Below are some of the best shots of the “Motor Yacht of the Year” – Dilbar:

Dilbar. Photo credit T. Kruse-Heidler

Dilbar. Photo credit T. Kruse-Heidler

dilbar. Photo credit Yvan Grubski

dilbar. Photo credit Yvan Grubski

Dilbar. Photo credit Yvan Grubski

Dilbar. Photo credit Yvan Grubski

World Superyacht Awards. Boat International Media

World Superyacht Awards. Boat International Media

Dilbar is currently in the Mediterranean and will stay there for the summer. Stay tuned, as there will be incredible photos of this mega yacht in Monaco, Italy, France and other destinations.

In Pictures: Melnichenko’s Sailing Yacht A Arrives in Italy

May 14, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The truly unique 143-metre Sailing Yacht A arrived in Italy for the warm weekend, as was reported by By Tourist communication agency. Sailing Yacht A made her way to Italy from Monaco, where she was spotted together with her sister Motor Yacht A for the first time.

Sailing Yacht A in Nerano. Photo credit By Tourist

Sailing Yacht A in Nerano. Photo credit By Tourist

Sailing Yacht A was built by Nobiskrug in 2016 and was recently delivered to her owner, Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko. This luxury vessel is another proud achievement of the bespoke superyacht designer Philippe Starck, who previously designed a large number of outstanding sailing yachts. Sailing Yacht A’s cost at around $460 million, which makes her one of the most expensive superyachts in the world.

SAILING YACHT A in Nerano. Photo credit By Tourist

Sailing Yacht A in Nerano. Photo credit By Tourist

Melnichenko’s family abroad Sailing Yacht A has made stops in the stunning Italian yachting destinations: Sardinia, Nerano and Capri. The cruise services will have been taken care of by “Luise” Maritime Agency, which has 170 years of experience in yachting. The Capri tour was supported by the Capri Service Team, which has gained a great reputation in the industry of luxury services, events and itineraries.

Sailing Yacht A arriving in Capri. Photo by Andrea Salvia, Company By Tourist

Sailing Yacht A arriving in Capri. Photo by Andrea Salvia, Company By Tourist

Sailing Yacht A is a sail-assisted motor yacht with a hybrid diesel-electric propulsion system. She features eight bridges, a helipad and an underwater observatory area. Her highly innovative masts of a light weight can resist extremely strong winds and measure 91 metres. Lavish accommodation if provided for 20 guests and 54 crew.

SY A in Capri. Photo by Andrea Salvia, Company By Tourist

SY A in Capri. Photo by Andrea Salvia, Company By Tourist

Nobiskrug began the construction worlds in 2012 with the intention of keeping the project confidential. However, images of the vessel were revealed at the first development stage of the so-called project “White Pearl”.

Information supplied by byTourist

Find out more about Sailing Yacht A here.

Special offer: Monaco Grand Prix Zone 1 berth secured for Mediterranean charters aboard M/Y Blush

May 09, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

If you ever wanted to cruise the Mediterranean and charter during the Monaco Grand Prix now is your chance: 47m/154ft luxury yacht BLUSH has availability throughout the summer and has a confirmed Zone 1 berth for the Mediterranean’s premier racing event.

Superyacht BLUSH - Built by Sunseeker

Superyacht BLUSH – Built by Sunseeker

Built by Sunseeker in 2014, superyacht BLUSH is capable of a maximum speed of 26 knots and a cruising speed of 16 knots. The interior and exterior design was completed by the talented team at Sunseeker, and the main salon and combined dining room features strong contrasts between light and dark for a stately environment in contemporary style. The living area is laid out for comfort, ease of communication and efficient space usage, and as such the nearby bar provides quick refreshment for diners and loungers alike.

Main salon and formal dining area aboard luxury yacht BLUSH

Main salon and formal dining area aboard luxury yacht BLUSH

On the main deck aft a generous deck area hosts a shaded outdoor lounge with enough space for the whole group to stay outside together and watch the vibrant sights of Monaco. Steps lead down to the spacious beach club that opens out to create a platform for sun lounging next to the lapping water.

Above, the gorgeous skylounge uses metallic tones of silver and gold to create a warm and inviting atmosphere for receiving visitors on your travels, and sliding doors lead out onto the upper deck aft to watch the sunset from the spacious exterior sofas and entertain long into the night.

“Motor yacht BLUSH is ready for charter in the Mediterranean from €200,000-€220,000 per week plus expenses. Reserve your dates aboard this stunning superyacht and contact CharterWorld.”

Throughout the Monaco Grand Prix and long after, the skydeck will become an instant hotspot with everyone on board because of its marvellous uninterrupted views, vast seating area with adjacent wetbar and its crowning detail: the spacious forward Jacuzzi surrounded by sunpads.

Luxury yacht BLUSH comes with a choice selection of water toys, including: jet skis, snorkelling equipment, fishing gear and towable toys. As an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre, guests can learn new skills on their holiday that last a lifetime.

Superyacht BLUSH - Master suite

Superyacht BLUSH – Master suite

The on board accommodation sleeps a maximum of 12 guest over 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 2 VIP staterooms and 2 twin cabins with 2 Pullman berths. A crew of 10 will ensure that every guest has everything they need for an amazing experience throughout the charter.

Motor yacht BLUSH is ready for charter in the Mediterranean from €200,000-€220,000 per week plus expenses. Reserve your dates aboard this stunning superyacht and contact CharterWorld.

First Photos of Sailing Yacht A Cruising with Motor Yacht A

May 05, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Here she is again, the star of the superyacht media – Sailing Yacht A. This time, there is some big news to share: she has finally been delivered to her owner. Upon her delivery, the brand new video on the construction of Sailing Yacht A had been revealed by the American sail manufacturer Doyle. Not only that but also the first images of Sailing Yacht A and Motor Yacht A cruising together in Monaco have been released.

S.Y A and M.Y A in Monaco. Photo credit Nicolas Benazeth.CharterWorld

S.Y A and M.Y A in Monaco. Photo credit Nicolas Benazeth.CharterWorld

Sailing Yacht A belongs to the Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko, who is the owner of the other iconic superyacht, Motor Yacht A built by Blohm+Voss. Below are the first photos of the two mega yachts cruising together.

Sailing Yacht A and Motor Yacht A in May in Monaco. Photo credit Nicolas Benazeth.Photo credit Nicolas Benazeth.CharterWorld

Sailing Yacht A and Motor Yacht A in May in Monaco. Photo credit Nicolas Benazeth.Photo credit Nicolas Benazeth-CharterWorld

Sailing Yacht A’s sails were first seen during first see trails, which she was undergoing in Germany. Built by Nobiskrug, this 142.81-metre massive superyachts projects not only adds to the excellent reputation of the shipyard but also suggests that Germany is, perhaps, the leading country in terms of producing the largest and the most spectacular superyachts.

Sailing Yacht A and Motor Yacht A in Monaco. Photo credit Nicolas Benazeth.CharterWorld

Sailing Yacht A and Motor Yacht A in Monaco. Photo credit Nicolas Benazeth-CharterWorld

SY and MY A in Monaco - Photo credit NicolasBenazeth-CharterWorld

SY and MY A in Monaco – Photo credit NicolasBenazeth-CharterWorld

Sailing Yacht A is one of the most expensive in the world, estimated at US$400 million. The innovative design and the latest technology used in the construction and operation of this vessel, justify the costs. Thus, Sailing Yacht A boasts the tallest masts in the world, which can handle winds of 90 knots. Below is the video showcasing the head-spinning sails made by Doyle Sailmakers.

Both Sailing Yacht A and Motor Yacht A have futuristic, yet controversial exterior design. An enormous amount of criticism and admiration has been expressed concerning the looks of both yachts. Nevertheless, highly professional teams of the leading superyacht designers worked on the development of these mega yachts. Sailing Yacht A and Motor Yacht A were designed by Philippe Stark. You can view the top 10 stunning photos of Sailing Yacht A here.

You can find out more information, as well as view breathtaking images and videos of  Sailing Yacht A here and Motor Yacht A here.