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Cheetah Moon joins charter fleet in the Mediterranean

February 01, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Luxury yacht CHEETAH MOON is to join the Mediterranean charter fleet this summer, offering up to 10 guests fun in the sun and relaxation within her cheerful interior. Built in 1986 by Cantieri Navali Nicolini and refitted in 2002, this 38m/126ft custom yacht delivers excellent living spaces and fine dining at a stellar price.

MY CHEETAH MOON - Main salon

MY CHEETAH MOON – Main salon

Her charming, bright interiors feature a spacious main saloon where guests can spread out for private conversations while maintaining close proximity to the rest of the group.

Behind the main salon, the formal dining area is given its own bright space surrounded by pale wooden panelling and abstract art.

Luxury yacht CHEETAH MOON - Dining room

Luxury yacht CHEETAH MOON – Dining room

The skylounge hosts the wet bar and acts as a quiet retreat from the sunshine after sunbathing on the spacious upper deck, where alfresco dining is also available.

CHEETAH MOON by Cantieri Navali Nicolini - Skylounge

CHEETAH MOON by Cantieri Navali Nicolini – Skylounge

Up on her sundeck guests will discover more seating, sun loungers and a large Jacuzzi perfect for hot days along the Amalfi Coast.

Her water toy selection includes a waverider, water skis, a kayak, a paddleboard, fishing equipment, snorkelling and diving equipment and towable toys.

The accommodation layout sleeps 10 in comfort and style throughout 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. A crew of 8 will ensure that you and your guests have everything you need for an excellent charter experience.

Motor yacht CHEETAH MOON is available in the Mediterranean this summer from €65,000 per week plus expenses. To find out more about her availability, contact CharterWorld.

Valentine’s Day vacations: 10 yachts under 40m for a surprise getaway

January 31, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

It’s not too late to surprise your partner and organise a last minute charter for Valentine’s Day aboard one of these fantastic yachts under 40m/131ft. These cosy yachts are anything but cramped and offer the same great variety in modern and classic interiors and features as some of their larger counterparts, with some open yachts capable of twice their speed.

From cruising the Caribbean to exploring the wonders of Australia, the southern hemisphere is the perfect place to chase the summer sun, or instead discover the beauty of Europe ahead of the crowds with some of the charter options below.

1. Simple Pleasure – Stately interiors and a leisurely lifestyle

Sunseeker’s 30m/98ft luxury yacht SIMPLE PLEASURE has striking contrast interiors that separate each area according to function.

Motor yacht SIMPLE PLEASURE. Photo credit: Sunseeker Yachts

Motor yacht SIMPLE PLEASURE. Photo credit: Sunseeker Yachts

The forward formal dining area is well suited to any occasion; the dark earthy colours create a sensual atmosphere ideal for romantic breaks and the main salon to the aft is a perfect place to gather for drinks after the main meal, ready to receive visitors.

SIMPLE PLEASURE - Main salon. Photo credit: Sunseeker Yachts

SIMPLE PLEASURE – Main salon. Photo credit: Sunseeker Yachts

Sliding doors open out onto a sheltered aft main deck where guests will find sheltered seating and optional alfresco dining. Up on the flybridge, a retractable sunroof ensures that the seating area beside the bar receives just as much sun as the Jacuzzi and sundpads to the aft.

Luxury yacht SIMPLE PLEASURE - Sundeck. Photo credit: Sunseeker Yachts

Luxury yacht SIMPLE PLEASURE – Sundeck. Photo credit: Sunseeker Yachts

Built for performance, motor yacht SIMPLE PLEASURE is capable of a crusing speed of 21 knots and a top speed of 28 knots, making her an excellent choice for travelling the mainland and islands of Europe.

Accommodation: 8 guests: 1 Master suite, 2 twin cabins
Crew: 5
Price per week: €59,000 plus expenses
February charter grounds: The Mediterranean

2. Vervece – Deceive and delight

Built in in 1964 by Benetti M&B and refitted and relaunched by Palumbo Yachts in 2013, the unusual outer appearance of this converted 30m/98ft tug hides the modern majesty just inside: Beachhouse colours and soft, rounded furnishings create a bright and modern interior that will wow your valentine and any other guests along for the journey.

Tug VERVECE

Tug VERVECE

The formal dining area aboard luxury yacht VERVECE has a rustic charm befitting the untouched Mediterranean villages along the Amalfi coast and the sliding doors will bring a rush of sea breeze to the large living space. Out on the aft deck there is plenty of seating and sunpads, and a canvas can be extended over the area to provide shade.

VERVECE - Dining area attached to the main salon

VERVECE – Dining area attached to the main salon

The upper lounge is a cosy alternative for guests looking to break off from the main party and the upper deck has a table for alfresco dining for up to 8 people. Satellite television is provided in the main salon and throughout the guest cabins.

VERVECE - Spacious seating and sunbathing area on the aft deck

VERVECE – Spacious seating and sunbathing area on the aft deck

Accommodation: 9 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 double cabin, 2 twin cabins
Crew: 6
Price per week: €35,000-49,000 plus expenses
February charter grounds: Europe

3. La Docle Vita – Cool on the outside, warm on the inside

Seclusion or sophistication? Give your loved one both worlds: The Caribbean is a land of lush rainforests, volcanic islands and sparkling waters teeming with life – and that’s to say nothing of the modern metropolises that shine long after sunset.

M/Y LA DOLCE VITA

M/Y LA DOLCE VITA from Hargrave Custom Yachts

Hargrave Custom Yachts‘s 30m/98ft luxury yacht LA DOLCE VITA (ex.KING BABY) fits in effortlessly with her changing surroundings, offering a warm interior accented with high gloss wood and lit for late night entertainment.

Luxury yacht LA DOLCE VITA - Main salon

Luxury yacht LA DOLCE VITA – Main salon

In the main salon, the sumptuous sofas are perfect for curling up on while watching the widescreen TV together and the nearby bar offers easy convenience for guests throughout the evening, whether indoors or out on the aft deck seating.

LA DOLCE VITA - Sundeck

LA DOLCE VITA – Sundeck

The flybridge is the focal centre for outdoor entertainment, containing a spa pool, bar and alfresco dining along with the best views on board day or night.

Motor yacht LA DOLCE VITA has plenty of water toys, including:

  • 2 x Waverunners,
  • 1 x wakeboard
  • inflatable kayaks
  • beach games
  • snorkelling equipment
  • fishing equipment and
  • inflatable and towable toys

Her cabins are just as lavish as her main salon for a comfortable night’s rest after spending the day exploring with your partner.

Accommodation: 8 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 1 double cabin, 1 twin cabins
Crew: 4
Price per week: $18,000-23,000 USD plus expenses
February charter grounds: The Caribbean

4. Aurora – Fine dining and high speed romance

There’s plenty to see in the Mediterranean and at a cruising speed of 22 knots and a maximum speed of 26 knots, 30m/98ft luxury yacht AURORA from Technomar will help you reach as much of it as possible.

MY AURORA. Picture credit: Technomar

MY AURORA. Picture credit: Technomar

Her spacious, sophisticated modern interior is filled either side with silver sofas under-lit for atmospheric evenings where darkness is preferred. Whether dining at the formal indoor table or dining alfresco on the aft deck, you and your guests will taste mouthwatering morsels from Chef George Georgie, who won the Category A Platinum at the Mediterranean Yacht Show 2016.

Alfresco dining on the aft deck aboard MY AURORA. Photo credit: Technomar

Alfresco dining on the aft deck aboard MY AURORA. Photo credit: Technomar

The spa pool and sunpads towards the bow are an excellent place to relax away from the main group and have one of the best views of anywhere on board.

Luxury yacht AURORA - Spa pool on the bow. Photo credit: Technomar

Luxury yacht AURORA – Spa pool on the bow. Photo credit: Technomar

Once you discover the clear waters of the Eastern Mediterranean, the on board selection of water toys will become irresistible: a jet ski, kayak, snorkelling and fishing equipment and towable toys will entertain the whole family.

Accommodation: 10 guests: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins, 2 twin cabins
Crew: 6
Price per week: €42,000-49,000 plus expenses
February charter grounds: The Mediterranean

5. Sea Quell – Explore the Caribbean at leisure

New Zealand builders Alloy Yachts created the beautiful 33m/108ft sailing yacht SEA QUELL back in 1992 and her refit in 2013 has modernised her appearance and technology for smooth sailing and plenty of excitement.

Alloy Yachts: SEA QUELL

Alloy Yachts: SEA QUELL

Her custom lighting adds a personalised touch to the spacious cherry wood panelled main salon, where guests can enjoy a coffee together before starting the day.

Main salon and dining area - SEA QUELL

Main salon and dining area – SEA QUELL

Romantics will adore the tiled hot tub, which is inlaid into her rich tonal decking. Steps lead up past the covered alfresco dining area to the cosy wheelhouse, where guests will discover another place on board to get together for close conversation.

Sailing yacht SEA QUELL - Hot tub

Sailing yacht SEA QUELL – Hot tub

Accommodation: 6 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 double cabin, 1 twin cabin
Crew: 4
Price per week: $40,000-46,000 USD plus expenses
February charter grounds: The Caribbean

6. Charisma – Overflowing with charm

Radiant both inside and out in her warm golden tones and ivory white, 37m/120ft motor yacht CHARISMA (ex.LIFESTYLE) from Danube Marine Consulting (DMC) is impressive both in artistry and functionality.

M/Y CHARISMA from Danube Marine Consulting

M/Y CHARISMA from Danube Marine Consulting

In the main salon, the eye-catching and atmospheric formal dining area sits in its own alcove on the far side of the room and the surrounding walls slide around to reveal or hide the galley behind.

Motor yacht CHARISMA - Main salon

Motor yacht CHARISMA – Main salon

Outdoor seating for alfresco dining is available on the main deck and the sundeck, where the Jacuzzi, wet bar and sunpads turn this outdoor space into the entertainment hub from afternoon long into the night.

Motor yacht CHARISMA - Sundeck

Motor yacht CHARISMA – Sundeck

The vast Master suite is located on the main deck and consists of a lounge area with a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite bathroom on the lower deck. Every cabin has TV entertainment and ensuite facilities, so whether you charter as a party of 2 or a full party of 8, everyone receives the same superb entertainment.

Accommodation: 8 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 double cabin, 2 twin cabins
Crew: 5
Price per week: $75,000-85,000 USD plus expenses
February charter grounds: The Caribbean

7. Levante – Sail under the stars

Charter through the Caribbean and Central America this February aboard the immaculate modern catamaran LEVANTE from Sunreef Yachts. This 24m/80ft catamaran has the advantage of a shallow draft, allowing you and your guests to approach the shore closer than you would with a larger motor yacht.

Catamaran LEVANTE by Sunreef Yachts

Catamaran LEVANTE by Sunreef Yachts

Brilliant white interiors with striking black furnishings and flooring comprise the interior. The main salon and Master suite are located on the main deck.

Main salon inside S/Y LEVANTE

Main salon inside S/Y LEVANTE

The spacious deck provides a large outdoor space for sunbathing on the sunpads and sheltered alfresco dining, and the upper deck provides plenty of seating for visitors and acts as a viewing platform while your captain natigates to your next destination.

Catamaran LEVANTE - Aft deck dining and sunpads

Catamaran LEVANTE – Aft deck dining and sunpads

Accommodation: 10 guests: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabin, 1 twin cabin
Crew: 4
Price per week: $50,000-58,000 USD plus expenses
February charter grounds: Caribbean and Central America

8. Tess – Timeless comfort and style

Sail through paradise and enjoy life in the moment together. 24m/78ft sailing yacht TESS (ex.SPEEDY GO) is a classic 1986 yacht built by Mag France and last updated in 2012.

Sailing yacht TESS by Mag France

Sailing yacht TESS by Mag France

There’s plenty of deck space for sunbathing together and the cockpit will seat 8, making it an excellent spot for alfresco dining for groups large and small.

Luxury yacht TESS - Cockpit

Luxury yacht TESS – Cockpit

When you want a shady retreat, the stylish salon is a cosy environment with plenty of skylit seating and nearby lamps for more concentrated light where you need it.

TESS - Main salon

TESS – Main salon

Accommodation: 10 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 double cabin, 2 twin cabins
Crew: 3
Price per week: €18,000-23,000 plus expenses
February charter grounds: Malta

Luxury yacht SIMPLE PLEASURE - Sundeck. Photo credit: Sunseeker Yachts

Luxury yacht SIMPLE PLEASURE – Sundeck. Photo credit: Sunseeker Yachts

Motor yacht SIMPLE PLEASURE. Photo credit: Sunseeker Yachts

Motor yacht SIMPLE PLEASURE. Photo credit: Sunseeker Yachts

9. Play the Game – It’s worth the risk to try something new

28m/92ft superyacht PLAY THE GAME from Sunseeker Yachts was built in 2014 to offer every guest the same high quality experience, both in communal areas and cabins. To this end, all accommodation has cutting edge entertainment systems and an en-suite bathroom with jet showers.

Luxury yacht PLAY THE GAME by Sunseeker

M/Y PLAY THE GAME by Sunseeker

The elegantly decorated main salon and dining area is sure to become a favourite spot for all charter guests: Warm, welcoming and bright, her aft sliding doors open wide to bring in the natural scents and sensations of the Balearic Islands. Outside, there is an alfresco dining table and a soft sofa where the two of you can watch the sun disappear over the horizon.

Luxury yacht PLAY THE GAME - Beautifully styled main salon

Luxury yacht PLAY THE GAME – Beautifully styled main salon

Luxury yacht PLAY THE GAME  has an excellent selection of water toys for high-speed fun and relaxation in some of Spain’s most idyllic beaches, bays and coves. With a cruising speed of 21 knots and a maximum speed of 29, she is the perfect choice for charter guests wanting to see everything the Balearic Islands have to offer.

Accommodation: 8 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP staterooms, 1 double cabin, 1 twin cabin
Crew: 4
Price per week: €49,500-54,500 USD plus expenses
February charter grounds: Balearic Islands

10. Paradise – Not just a name

Built by Horizon Yachts in 2014, 35m/116ft motor yacht PARADISE has luscious modern interiors that bring together art and functionality for top of the line living spaces perfect for socialising and entertainment.

Motor yacht PARADISE by Horizon Yachts

Motor yacht PARADISE by Horizon Yachts

The main salon and formal dining area provide a bright and spacious area for all guests to enjoy. The wet bar is perfectly situated for serving evening gatherings both inside and out on the aft deck, where guests can observe sea turtles and manta rays swimming past Australia’s coral reefs.

Luxury yacht PARADISE - Main Salon

Luxury yacht PARADISE – Main Salon

Luxury yacht PARADISE has an excellent selection of toys for enjoying the Great Barrier Reef at its best:

  • 2 x jet-skis
  • 2 x surf boards
  • 1 x kayak
  • fishing equipment
  • snorkelling equipment
  • scuba diving equipment and
  • inflatable and towable toys

While on the move to your next fantastic destination, cool off in the beautiful deck Jacuzzi and take in the panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean with your loved one. Make this Valentine’s Day one to remember aboard luxury yacht PARADISE and enjoy dining alfresco accompanied by the choice on board drinks selection, then watch the first stars sparkle into view above the ocean.

Superyacht PARADISE - External seating

Superyacht PARADISE – External seating

Accommodation: 10 guests: 1 Master suite, 2 VIP staterooms, 2 twin cabins
Crew: 6
Price per week: $125,000 USD plus expenses
February charter grounds: Australia

Treat your Valentine: 10 Opulent Superyachts for a Romantic Charter Holiday

January 26, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Give someone close to you the experience of a lifetime this Valentine’s Day and cruise around the world’s most beautiful waterways aboard a stunning superyacht. Bespoke interiors, candlelit dining and luxurious Jacuzzis await the romantic couple, to say nothing of the brilliant orange sunrises over sapphire waters, or nights spent under glittering stars.

There is a vast selection of yachts for charter over February with a week-long charter ranging from tens of thousands of Euros up into the millions. Below is our sample of what the charter market has to offer.

1. BACCHUS – Revelry, pleasure and leisure

Luxury yacht BACCHUS (ex.CHEVY TOY, ESPRESSO III, BURNA, POSITIVE CARRY) is a craft that lives up to its name in every way: her decks are dedicated to music, fine dining, entertainment, and of course, what would a motor yacht named BACCHUS be without her very own wine cellar?

Motor yacht BACCHUS

Motor yacht BACCHUS

This 43m/192ft motor yacht from Trinity Yachts was built in 2005 and refitted in 2015 with the latest in cutting-edge technology and entertainment. Her main salon features a grand piano while the skylounge is the hub for video entertainment. The views from the skydeck will showcase the very best of the Caribbean and not to be outdone for activities, superyacht BACCHUS has a bursting toy chest to match her well-equipped gym and yoga facilities.

Luxury yacht BACCHUS - Wet bar and wine

Luxury yacht BACCHUS – Wet bar and wine

Accommodation: 12 guests: 1 Master suite, 4 VIP staterooms
Crew: 9
Price per week: $150,000-160,000 USD plus expenses
February charter grounds: Bahamas, Caribbean, Florida and Cuba

2. JOY ME – Unbridled passion and colour

This 50m/164ft beauty comes from Croatian builders Philip Zepter Yachts and her unabashed use of colour creates an arresting appearance before you even set a foot on board.

Superyacht JOY ME

Superyacht JOY ME

Each room feels like a modern art exhibition, and the brilliant white walls and furnishings set off the colour accents nicely while at the same time enhancing the natural light. On the lower deck there is a gym, Finnish sauna and Hammam Spa with views out over the sea.

MY JOY ME - Salon

MY JOY ME - Salon

There is plenty in the toy chest for exploring on land and water and as a yacht designed for parties, motor yacht JOY ME has a top of the range audio visual system across her decks for entertaining long into the night.

Motor yacht JOY ME - Exterior

Motor yacht JOY ME – Exterior

The sun deck has a 3.5 metre Jacuzzi and the lighting creates an atmospheric location for evenings under the stars. Whether you decide to charter as a couple or invite guests to join you, every cabin is just as cheerful and expressive as the rest of superyacht JOY ME, for a charter just as memorable as your loved one.

Accommodation: 12 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 4 double cabins
Crew: 12
Price per week: €139,000 plus expenses
February charter grounds: The Mediterranean

3. HIGH COTTON – Fast travel and seductive style

At the other end of the budget is the immaculate open yacht HIGH COTTON, built by Westport Yachts in 2008 and refitted in 2013. Capable of a cruising speed of 17 knots and a top speed of 24 knots, she is the perfect choice for couples looking to discover as much of Florida and New England, or the Caribbean and the Bahamas as possible within a short vacation.

HIGH COTTON - Formal Dining

HIGH COTTON - Formal Dining

At 34m/112ft luxury yacht HIGH COTTON has immaculate, interiors created from rich wood panelling and turquoise blue accents against white furnishings. Your loved one will be impressed with the formal dining and alfresco options against a backdrop of lush jungles, ivory sands and clear waters filled with vibrant tropical fish.

The Jacuzzi and wet bar on the sundeck under the canopy make a perfect place to unwind and sun loungers and seating give plenty of opportunity to it back, take in the sea breezes and enjoy each other’s company.

HIGH COTTON - Sundeck 2

HIGH COTTON - Sundeck 2

Her water toy chest has plenty to offer an entire group of 8, including Seabobs, inflatable paddleboards and jet skis. Whether the group consists of two people or 8, widescreen TVs both inside and out on the aft deck and sundeck will entertain with a wide selection of films available from Kaleidoscape.

Accommodation: 8 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 4 double cabins
Crew: 5
Price per week: $49,950 USD plus expenses
February charter grounds: The Mediterranean

4. ROMEA – When no expense is spared

Whether you are celebrating your paper anniversary or your golden anniversary, superyacht ROMEA from Abeking & Rasmussen is the ultimate in luxury on the Caribbean and guests will be hard-pressed to discover everything she has to offer in only a week-long charter.

Motor yacht ROMEA by Abeking & Rasmussen

Motor yacht ROMEA by Abeking & Rasmussen

Built in 2015, this 82m/268ft yacht has timeless interiors made from pale wood and infused with natural light. Begin your day together by dining alfresco on the skydeck before taking a dip in the pool or heading to the secluded Caribbean beaches surrounding the Virgin Islands.

A finalist in the 2016 World Superyacht Awards and Showboat Design Awards, her entertainment is top of the line, from the cinemas on the main deck and upper deck to the bursting toy chest filled with wind surfers, scuba diving equipment and much more.

(Video Credit: perfect)

Motor yacht ROMEA’s beauty room and spa make her an excellent choice if you are going to pair your luxury getaway with a glamorous event or anniversary, ensuring that you always look your best for the occasion.

Accommodation: 12 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 2 double cabins, 2 twin cabins, 2 Pullman berths
Crew: 23
Price per week: €875,000 plus expenses
February charter grounds: Europe

5. FIREBIRD – The romance of sailing

If you haven’t yet discovered the joy of sailing yachts, now is the time: 27m/88ft luxury yacht FIREBIRD from Oyster Marine was only built in 2016 and this modern marvel has all the modern conveniences of HD TV, a film and music library and plenty of water toys including paddleboards, water skis, diving and snorkelling equipment for exploring coral reefs together.

Sailing Yacht FIREBIRD - Main

Sailing Yacht FIREBIRD - Main

Make use of her deck space and sunbathe or dine alfresco while you charter past some of the most picturesque and historical towns Europe has to offer.

Sailing Yacht FIREBIRD - Navigation station

Sailing Yacht FIREBIRD - Navigation station

Accommodation: 6 guests: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins
Crew: 3
Price per week: €45,000 plus expenses
February charter grounds: Europe

6. OCEAN PARADISE – Your dream come true

Benetti’s 55m/180ft luxury yacht OCEAN PARADISE was built in 2013 and in the same year won the World Yacht Trophies for Best Interior Design. A finalist at two other awards shows in 2014, her quality will impress not only your significant other but any friends and family that join you on your luxury escape.

Superyacht OCEAN PARADISE

Superyacht OCEAN PARADISE

Every angle offers a new discovery and her tranquil surroundings are ideal for intimate conversation and socialisation. Her generous facilities include a beach club, dance floor, spa pool and as an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre, superyacht OCEAN PARADISE can make your Valentine’s Day even more memorable as you learn a new skill together in the bays of some of Europe’s most beautiful beaches.

Motor yacht OCEAN PARADISE - Main salon

Motor yacht OCEAN PARADISE – Main salon

Accommodation: 12 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 2 double cabins, 2 twin cabins, 2 Pullman berths
Crew: 12
Price per week: €255,000-290,000 plus expenses
February charter grounds: Europe

7. LAUREN L – Invite everyone to celebrate your occasion

Why celebrate your love alone when you can surround yourselves with friends and family? 89m/290ft luxury yacht LAUREN L from Cassens Werft  is one of the few yachts in the global charter fleet that can accommodate over 12 guests overnight and while moored, she can host up to 150 guests effortlessly. The ample decking area is perfect for a large party and guests can arrive via helicopter with the touch and go helipad.

Main Salon Bar

Main Salon Bar

Her classic styling make her a perfect choice for any formal occasion in the Mediterranean and there’s plenty of activities to entertain, from the movie theatre to the children’s playroom.

Away from the bustling cities, the toy chest has plenty on offer and superyacht LAUREN L is an Approved Water Sports Centre, so you and a loved one can bond while learning a new skill.

No guest will be at a loss for something to do: a sauna, steam room, spa and beauty room will release tension from tired muscles and heading home after the vacation feeling good as new.

Library

Library

Accommodation: 40 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 2 double cabins, 2 twin cabins, 2 Pullman berths
Crew: 45
Price per week: €695,000 plus expenses
February charter grounds: The Mediterranean

8. HOKULANI – High performance in glimmering gold

You won’t be able to tear your eyes away from this superyacht: her golden hull is nothing compared to the treasures aboard, however, and her interior layout has been expertly designed for a warm and inviting feel. Sink into the sumptuous sofas and enjoy time alone together while enjoying a cocktail from the wet bar.

Hokulani - Main salon

Hokulani – Main salon

As beguiling as the interior is, the main aft deck is truly magical, made even more so by the lush charter locations on offer from the Caribbean to Miami. Whether you intend to dine alfresco or lounge together on the spacious seating, the deck lighting and flora set the ambience for an evening of enchantment under the Caribbean sky.

46m/151ft open yacht HOKULANI was built by Palmer Johnson in 2007 and last updated in 2012. At a cruising speed of 22 knots and a maximum of 28 knots, she is the ideal yacht for guests short on time but not a sense of romance and adventure.

Accommodation: 10 guests: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins, 2 twin cabins, 2 Pullman berths
Crew: 8
Price per week: €140,000 plus expenses
February charter grounds: Caribbean, Miami

9. MALTESE FALCON – An awe-inspiring sight and the world’s largest sailing yacht

Combine performance and luxury and charter the world’s largest sailing yacht in the Caribbean this Valentine’s Day. At 88m/289ft, sailing yacht MALTESE FALCON from Perini Navi is a presence to be reckoned with, winning 10 awards in 2007 for her amazing interior and technical excellence.

Maltese Falcon -  (2)

Maltese Falcon - (2)

Filled with luxurious lounging spaces and beautiful dining tables inside and out, this magnificent mega yacht will entertain effortlessly while on the crystal waters of the Leeward Islands and while dockside, host parties in her magnificent modern interior.

Maltese Falcon -  (12)

Maltese Falcon - (12)

Capable of a cruising speed of 16 knots and a maximum speed of 19 knots, this stunning sailing yacht is faster than most motor yachts half her size and proof that sails aren’t necessarily just for guests who prefer leisurely travel.

Maltese Falcon -  (13)

Maltese Falcon - (13)

Not just an RYA Approved Water Sports Centre with a large toy chest selection, superyacht MALTESE FALCON has plenty of on board amenities, from the deck Jacuzzi and largest outdoor cinema screen to a gym and an on board massage therapist for extra pampering.

Accommodation: 12 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom 4 double cabins
Crew: 17
Price per week: $400,000-440,000 USD plus expenses
February charter grounds: The Caribbean

10. SAVANNAH – Art gallery and work of art

As the world’s first hybrid superyacht, 84m/274ft SAVANNAH was an eagerly anticipated addition to the charter fleet. Built in 2015 by renowned Feadship, her innovative technology and cutting-edge design won her 6 awards in 2016, including:

  • Holistic Design Award (Showboats Design Awards)
  • Motor Yacht of the Year (World Superyacht Awards)
Feadship motor yacht SAVANNAH - Interior

Feadship motor yacht SAVANNAH – Main salon

Featuring a semi-submerged lounge, a swimming pool and Jacuzzi integrated into the deck, motor yacht SAVANNAH is designed for guests to experience their charter location in fine detail.

Superyacht SAVANNAH - Semi-submerged lounge

Superyacht SAVANNAH – Semi-submerged lounge

The internal open plan layout creates a wonderland of visual delights using LCD walls, spiralling lights and glowing outdoor fires. Each room is its own unique space while effortlessly flowing into the next in the open plan layout.

If you and your partner would prefer to explore the Caribbean islands, luxury yacht SAVANNAH comes with a fully stocked toy chest that includes mountain bikes and sail boats for exploring on land and sea.

MY Savannah - Main salon

Motor yacht SAVANNAH – Alfresco dining in the skylounge

Accommodation: 12 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 4 double cabins
Crew: 24
Price per week: €1,000,000 plus expenses
February charter grounds: The Caribbean

8 Impressive Superyachts for New Year’s charter

November 14, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

The start of 2017 is fast approaching and what better way to begin the year with a bang than by watching the fireworks over the Hong Kong Harbour or the London Eye from the sundeck of your own luxury yacht? To inspire your own selection, here are eight impressive luxury yachts currently available for charter through the Christmas and New Year period, with some special features and centrepieces that you won’t soon forget.

Whichever yacht you want for charter, be sure to book in advance: availability disappears quickly as the holiday season nears.

LAMIMA – The largest wooden sailing yacht in the world

Enjoy the services of a highly skilled crew aboard sailing yacht LAMIMA

Enjoy the services of a highly skilled crew aboard sailing yacht LAMIMA

Begin 2017 with a different experience and sail Thailand and Indonesia aboard sailing yacht LAMIMA. Built in 2014, she is the largest wooden sailing yacht in the world at 65m/194ft. Her traditional Indonesian appearance contains the conveniences of air conditioning and wi-fi while removing the majority of modern-day distractions so you can relax and enjoy the uninhabited islands and glassy blue lagoons that set the backdrop for your relaxing massage.

Sailing ketch LAMIMA - Main

Sailing ketch LAMIMA - Main

Unwind in the spacious Main saloon with a cocktail from the wet bar, or take in the fresh air from the seating on the main deck while learning about the local history and culture from your guide. When you want to get up close to the pristine beaches and sea life, the water toy chest has jet skis, paddleboards, Indonesian canoes and snorkelling and scuba diving equipment. Guests can even earn their PADI diving card while on the trip.

The crew of luxury sailing yacht LAMIMA exemplify how the staff are as much a part of the luxury charter experience as the yacht itself: from expert chefs to yoga teachers, onboard tour guides, masseuses and dive instructors, the skills available are unrivalled in a crew of 19, ensuring that every guest has a fantastic experience.

Accommodation: 14 guests: 5 double cabins, 2 twin cabins

Crew: 19

Price per week: €160,000 plus expenses

New Year charter grounds: Southeast Asia – Thailand and Indonesia

 

TIARA – Bedouin heaven and Thai splendour

Alfresco dining aboard the magical luxury sailing yacht TIARA - the largest sailing yacht from Dubois to date

Alfresco dining aboard the magical luxury sailing yacht TIARA – the largest sailing yacht from Dubois to date

The second luxury sailing yacht on our list, 54m/178ft custom built TIARA is a PADI Certified Training Centre Yacht, and what better place to learn to dive than surrounded by tropical fish in Thailand?

S/Y TIARA

S/Y TIARA

Built by New Zealand based Alloy Yachts in 2004 and refitted in 2013, the exterior features design work from the renowned Dubois Naval Architects.  Combined with the internal styling of John Munford, superyacht TIARA has exceptional flow between its indoor and outdoor spaces in authentic Art Deco style.

The main aft deck has plenty of room to host an open-air special occasion, or as a helipad for ferrying guests to and from the mainland. As the evening quietens down, the bedouin tent can be set up as comfortable and atmospheric cinema seating, or for a memorable New Year’s honeymoon under the stars.

Vavona burl, Honduras and flame mahogany create a rich interior that is welcoming while at the same time an excellent environment for formal occasions and corporate yacht charters. Two working fireplaces are located in the main saloon and the Master suite and Art Deco furnishings, statuettes and detailing can be found throughout the rooms.

Custom sailing yacht TIARA has plenty of water toys on offer and with her experienced PADI diving instructor and kite-surfing instructor aboard, there is no better luxury yacht to couple a memorable new year location with lifelong new skills.

Accommodation: 10 guests: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins, 2 twin cabins and 2 Pullman beds.

Crew: 10

Price per week: €180,000 plus expenses

New Year charter grounds: Southeast Asia

 

LADY BRITT – Effortless style in silver and gold

Rest and rejuvenation aboard superyacht Lady Britt

Rest and rejuvenation aboard superyacht Lady Britt

Built by Feadship in 2011, 63m/207ft superyacht LADY BRITT has all the elegance and innovative design elements that took her to the finals in the 2012 World Superyacht Awards and Showboats Design Awards.

M/Y LADY BRITT

M/Y LADY BRITT

Designed for entertainment, her deck can be converted into a stage and used as an outdoor cinema.

Light, airy and full of beautifully crafted furnishings designed for comfort and relaxation, luxury yacht LADY BRITT is an ideal choice for a restful retreat from the New Year’s crowds. Featuring a wellness room with massage facilities and a sauna, she has everything to compliment a day of adventure on the ocean, exploring with her Laser Pico sail boats, kayaks, windsurfers or scuba diving equipment.

Accommodation: 12 guests: 1 Master suite, 4 double cabins, 2 twin cabins

Crew: 16

Price per week: €445,000 plus expenses

New Year charter grounds: The Bahamas and the Caribbean

 

W – What more could you need?

Motor yacht W - Formal dining area ready to see in the New Year

Motor yacht W – Formal dining area ready to see in the New Year

Built by Westport in 2014, 40m/140ft motor yacht W is a glimmering white attention-getter with all the facilities of a luxury holiday and the comforts of home life. Her rich mahogany interior features elegant, black and white furnishings with a splash of colour to draw the eye. Relaxing and airy with plenty of bright lighting to carry your special occasion long into the night both indoors and outside, luxury yacht W is a perfect choice for a New Year’s charter in the Caribbean.

Make use of the deck space all day long with plenty of sunning space at the front of the pilothouse deck. Relax at the bar on the main deck and watch the latest sports live on the outdoor TV before enjoying smoky taste of barbequed meat and fish cooked by your expert on board chef.

Westport Motor yacht W - Main

Westport Motor yacht W - Main

Both the main deck and the flybridge have plenty of seating for alfresco dining, with the latter having the advantage of sunbeds and a sizeable Jacuzzi for a truly laid-back day in the sun.

It’s the toy chest where superyacht W truly shines: She has no end of entertainment on board for group outings, including:

  • 2 x 3-seater jet skis
  • 2 x Seabobs
  • 4 x paddleboards (stand-up)
  • 2 x 2 person kayaks
  • Waterskis
  • Beach games
  • Fishing equipment
  • Scuba diving (only with Rendezvous Diving)

For land, there are even 3 mountain bikes to help adventurers see the most of the lush Caribbean islands visited.

Accommodation: 10 guests: 1 Master suite, 2 VIP staterooms, 2 twin cabins

Crew: 7

Price per week: €114,000 plus expenses

New Year charter grounds: Bahamas and Caribbean

 

MARIE – A St. Barths Bucket winner

The dining area and outdoor living space aboard regatta-winning S/Y MARIE

The dining area and outdoor living space aboard regatta-winning S/Y MARIE

Built in 2010 by Vitters, 55m/180ft luxury sailing yacht MARIE already has a prestigious history as a winner of the St Barth’s Bucket and a finalist at the World Superyacht Awards 2011 and the Showboats Design Awards 2011 for her exterior and interior design respectively.

Whether you’re out on the ocean or pulling into harbour, you’re sure to be noticed with her large sails and striking crimson and black hull from Hoek, who are also responsible for her exterior and interior design. The cockpit dining features sumptuous red seating complimented by solid wooden surrounds. The area is excellent for intimate dining between 8 guests from morning to evening and its shaded lounging area will allow guests to spend as much of the charter outdoors as possible.

Sailing Ketch Marie  - Image credit Tom Nitsch Image

Sailing Ketch Marie – Image credit Tom Nitsch Image

Inside, guests can pass by the wet bar and descend the staircase to reach the Main saloon, where a grand piano awaits for nightly entertainment. Portholes and skylights allow for natural lighting whichever room guests choose to occupy, from the Master suite complete with library and seating area to the formal dining area.

There is plenty of deck space for lounging in the sun, or make use of the water toy chest which contains a wakeboard, a jet-ski, an inflatable trampoline, snorkelling equipment, fishing equipment and more.

Not only does sailing yacht MARIE have an excellent variety of water toys, she also has 2 scooters to let guests explore the islands independent of any local transport. Begin the New Year aboard this competitive yacht and when you return home, you and your guests will have an enviable vacation story to tell.

Accommodation: 8 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 2 twin cabins

Crew: 8

Price per week: €189,000

New Year charter grounds: Bahamas and Caribbean

 

ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM – From one underwater paradise to the next

You won't miss the winter chill aboard luxury  yacht ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM

You won’t miss the winter chill aboard luxury yacht ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM

Enjoy the classic cruising experience on a beautifully designed luxury yacht with 49m/161ft motor yacht ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM. Built by Trinity Yachts in 2005 and refitted in 2013, this splendid yacht has a laid back atmosphere and impressive detailing that adds to the ambience of every onboard area, from the dining area to the hallways and the guest rooms.

In the main saloon, rest and relax in gorgeous wood-panelled surroundings with a drink from the bar and turn your Christmas meal into a night to remember at the grand dining table, able to seat all 10 guests in comfort with plenty of elbow room.

Yacht ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM - Main

Yacht ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM - Main

Dine alfresco and watch the glitter of lights upon foreign shores as you see in the New Year and celebrate from the flybridge with a fully-stocked wet bar and watch the fireworks over St Martin from the Jacuzzi. Begin the 1st of January as you mean to go on and take advantage of the large beach club and swim platform, dividing your day into relaxing in the shade and swimming amongst the corals and undulating sands which are home to thousands of unique species of fish as well as sea turtles, docile nurse sharks and dolphins.

Looking to keep fit or learn a new sport as a New Year’s resolution? Tackle it immediately with the impressive toy chest aboard ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM. As an approved RYA WATER Sports Centre, every guest can learn how to use the water toys on their vacation, gain certification and learn a new skill for the start of 2017.

Accommodation: 10 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP staterooms, 1 double cabin, 1 twin cabin

Crew: 10

Price per week: €164,000 plus expenses

New Year charter grounds: Bahamas, Caribbean and Florida

 

AQuiJo – The world’s largest sailing ketch

The impressive architecture of sailing yacht AQUIJO makes the ideal location to see in New Year's Day

The impressive architecture of sailing yacht AQUIJO makes the ideal location to see in New Year’s Day

Wherever you sail the beautiful 86m/282ft custom sailing yacht AQUIJO, you’re bound to be noticed. Following the modern maxim of bright, clean and uncluttered surroundings, sailing yacht AQUIJO is exquisite in its simplicity. Her focus is placed on breath-taking architecture and the practical use of her surroundings to create an atmosphere of intimacy and adventure befitting a luxury sailing yacht heading to the Caribbean.

A sundeck on the flybridge takes full advantage of the summery Caribbean weather while showcasing the charter ground’s beauty to its full extent.

The formal alfresco dining seats up to 20 guests for open air nighttime entertainment.

There is plenty of room in the beach club’s indoor Jacuzzi, lit from above by the skylight in the floor of the main deck, or guests may prefer the sauna and steam rooms to chat while relaxing.

Incomplete without a selection of water toys, luxury sailing ketch AQUIJO has plenty for entertainment in the waves, from sunrise to sunset:

  • 2 x Kayaks
  • 2 x Paddleboards
  • 2 x RS Aero Sail Boats
  • 8 x Scuba Diving Equipment
  • Snorkelling Equipment
  • Wake Boards
  • Towable Toys
  • Water-Skis

Delivered only this year, sailing enthusiasts shouldn’t miss this opportunity to charter this brand new and exceptional craft from Oceanco and Vitters, who have paid attention to every minor detail when it comes to living space arrangement, amenities and entertainment.

Accommodation: 12 guests: 1 Master suite, 3 VIP staterooms, 1 double cabin, 1 twin cabin and 1 convertible

Crew: 17

Price per week: €400,000 plus expenses

New Year charter grounds: Caribbean

 

JOY – The brand new flagship from renowned yacht builders Feadship

Yacht JOY Gasswork Detail - Copyright Feadship

Delicate detail in glass and metalwork can be found throughout superyacht JOY

Visit the warmth of the Seychelles in luxury and style whilst the northern hemisphere struggles for daylight hours. Brand new to the charter market as of September 2016, Feadship’s 70m/230ft flagship JOY is ready to charter to Indian Ocean destinations this coming winter.

Featuring exterior design work and engineering by Bannenberg & Rowell, superyacht JOY consists of wide decks, a spacious beach club and plenty of uninterrupted views from the upper deck. Impressive as both a corporate event charter, a venue for a special occasion or a holiday getaway, the impressive stylistic features both outside and in will leave a lasting impression.

Superyacht JOY

Superyacht JOY

The interior is tastefully decorated by Studio Indigo to modern standards, using a neutral colour palette, textures and patterning to great effect. These stylistic elements are epitomised in the spiral staircase and lift that connect the floors, from the airy and light suites up to the gym and the sky deck.

The main saloon provides an inviting area to socialise: every seating area is positioned for maximum natural light throughout the day from the floor to ceiling glass panes.

A range of water toys can be found in motor yacht JOY’s toy chest, including water skis, jet skis, wakeboards, towable toys and equipment for fishing, snorkelling and scuba diving.

Accommodation: 12 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 5 double cabins, 1 twin cabin

Crew: 17

Price per week: €600,000

New Year charter grounds: Indian Ocean

To find out more information and available dates before the festive season, contact CharterWorld now.

Remember When available for Caribbean charter this winter

October 12, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

Superyacht REMEMBER WHEN

Superyacht REMEMBER WHEN

From November onwards, 49m/162ft REMEMBER WHEN will be available for charter to Caribbean destinations such as Antigua and Barbuda, the Antillies and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Built in 2011 and maintained to a high standard annually, luxury yacht REMEMBER WHEN is elegant and unmatched in the scope of her facilities and water toys on a yacht of her size: Designed for entertaining large gatherings, the unique Jacuzzi has ample space for 10 guests on the fore of the sundeck, with access made easy across the floors via a lift.

Take in the exotic vistas of the Turks & Caicos Islands that experience summer year-round and relax on the sunpads with a cocktail from the wet bar, or enjoy the subtle smoky flavour of a barbecued meal.

Luxury yacht REMEMBER WHEN - Sundeck

Luxury yacht REMEMBER WHEN – Sundeck

For sedate evenings and a retreat from the summer sun, the bridge deck saloon has timeless grandeur and comfort: Plush sofas are arranged for easy socialisation and the nearby wet bar has plenty of choice on hand. The VIP stateroom is also located on this floor, conveniently located for the best views anywhere on board while enjoying an alfresco meal.

On the main deck, inlaid stone flooring leads from the spacious Master suite through the hallway to the main saloon, where the mirror-like American walnut table and ambient lighting offer a welcoming space for special occasions.

Motor yacht REMEMBER WHEN - Main saloon

Motor yacht REMEMBER WHEN – Main saloon

The impressive toy chest contains enough equipment to keep any guest entertained, from scuba diving and snorkelling equipment to jet skis, kayaks, Seabobs, paddleboards, wave-runners and even a Laser Pico sail boat.

At a cruising speed of 11 knots and a maximum speed of 17 knots, motor yacht REMEMBER WHEN will take you to all of the secluded beaches of the Grenadines without missing an opportunity to watch the sea-life pass by.

The American walnut fittings makes for an inviting and refined interior throughout the 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 2 double cabins, 2 twin cabins and 2 pullman beds, which altogether can accommodate for up to 12 guests. The crew quarters can comfortable accommodate up to 10 crewmen for a relaxed atmosphere throughout the charter.

Superyacht REMEMBER WHEN - Master suite

Superyacht REMEMBER WHEN – Master suite

Superyacht REMEMBER WHEN is available for charter from €230,000 this winter to locations throughout the Caribbean. For more information about on-board amenities and destinations, contact a CharterWorld broker today.

The new Sealine F530 has been nominated for the “European Powerboat of the Year Award 2017″

September 28, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Panoramic view, easy cruising, daylight inside, stylish interior design, gentle breeze, sunbathing, family fun, stars above – Sealine F530 has it all.

Press Release

The new Sealine F530 has been nominated for the “European Powerboat of the Year Award 2017″!

A newly designed boat from the portfolio of the HanseGroup has yet again convinced the European press. The new Sealine F530 is nominated in the category “yachts over 45 feet” for the “European Powerboat of the Year Award 2017″.

The product manager of Sealine, Andrea Zambonini, is very excited about the nomination of the new Sealine. “The Sealine F530 is unique in its class. The hydraulically operated bathing platform, the dinette, the sunbathing area on the bow and the large windscreen and side windows are all features that have never been seen on a 53 foot yacht in such a way. On the highest deck, there is a Flylounge worthy of its name.

We are therefore delighted about the nomination and look forward to the “boot” Boat Show in Düsseldorf.”

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Sealine F530

Sealing F530

Sealine F530

Sealing F530

Sealine F530: New Volvo Penta IPS 800 engines

Not only Sealine but also Volvo Penta had its North Europe premiere on the Southampton Boat Show. The Sealine F530 hull number 12 was the first boat to be equipped with the new Volvo Penta IPS 800 engines, that are even more powerful and produce less emissions. The new engines are linked to the new glass cockpit system from Volvo, which transfers all the relevant data of the boat to the helm.

The new Sealine F530 will be exhibited at the following boat shows. All customers and Sealine enthusiasts are welcome to book their personal appointment at the show through our Sealine website.

EURASIA BOAT SHOW ON THE SEA, 27 September – 02 October 2016 LONDON BOAT SHOW 06 – 15 January 2017
BOOT DÜSSELDORF 21 – 29 January, 2017

To find out more information on power boats and power boats for charter please visit our website or get in touch with the team at CharterWorld.

Inspired by Marine World: New Dart 65

September 26, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Royal Huisman has recently unveiled a new addition to its portfolio: inspired by marine world, specifically by the shape of whales and dolphins – new motor yacht Dart 65. Dart concept has developed subtly since its first introduction at the Monaco Yacht Show 2013. Continuos research and development of engineering and style ideas have brought to life the new motoryacht Dart 65 this year, which will be showcased at the Monaco Yacht Show 2016. 

Dart 65 is project of talented Andrew Winch Designs together with Royal Huisman and Azul Naval Architects. The idea behind creating a unique design was dolphin’s shape: the arc of the yacht reminds of an art of a leaping dolphin, long bows reflects the smoothness of a dolphin, the radar represents a fin and the mast is inspires by a shape of dolphin’s tail.

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Dart series’ little sister Dart 65

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Dart 65 offers lounges on all three decks

The new yacht will possess the best and eye-catchy features of her sister Dart 80, offering a full-beam lounge on the main deck and an owner’s spacious stateroom with panoramic view. Full-heigh windows in the main lounge create an inviting atmosphere to enjoy time spent on the yacht.  All three decks of the yacht have  large stunning lounges providing plenty of space for relaxation, with an option of having a hot tub situated on the foredeck. Six stylishly designed cabins accommodate 12 guests, attended by 16 crew members.

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Dart series: Dart 80, which was revealed 3 years ago at Monaco Yacht Show in 2013

If you would like to charter any Royal Huisman yachts please contact our team at CharterWorld.

New BILGIN 155 Photos of GIAOLA-LU

August 13, 2016

Written by Mike Smith

Bilgin’s displacement line, BILGIN 155 photo gallery of the yacht GIAOLA-LU:

 

 yacht GIAOLA-LU

yacht GIAOLA-LU

Motor  yacht GIAOLA-LU

Motor yacht GIAOLA-LU

Super yacht GIAOLA-LU

Super yacht GIAOLA-LU

If you are interested in trying out a luxury BILGIN motor yacht you can charter one here through CharterWorld, the leading superyacht charter specialist.

Facilities expand to meet demand in Dutch superyacht market

June 27, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

25 luxury yacht deliveries are expected from Dutch yacht builders in 2016. In 2015, Dutch shipyards launched 22 superyachts – six more than the year before – and totalling a worth of €1.18 billion. On top of the 22 launches in 2015, members of the HISWA Holland Yachting Group also received 24 new superyacht orders, which was an increase of more than a quarter compared to 2014.

Feadship - New Amsterdam facility location

Feadship – New Amsterdam facility location

The recent increase in demand for superyachts has created an atmosphere for expansion in the Netherlands. Feadship has recently announced it will open a fourth manufacturing and refit facility in Amsterdam, and fellow members of HISWA Holland Yachting Group are finding creative solutions to the escalation in orders and deliveries.

“There are a number of key reasons why the superyacht industry in the Netherlands has come through the global downturn in rude health,” Jeroen Sirag, export director for the HISWA Holland Yachting Group, comments. “One critical factor has been a longstanding commitment to investing in the future during both good times and lean, with Dutch yards keen to ensure they retain their globally recognised lead in quality and innovation. The same applies to the Dutch equipment suppliers who consistently seek new ways to ensure their first-class products and technologies adorn the finest superyacht builds both in the Netherlands and further afield.”

Heesen Yachts has expanded to meet growing demand from clients for larger superyachts by constructing a new 85 metre dry dock in Oss. The facility is expected to be operational by October this year. The sailing yacht sector has also seen expansion: Royal Huisman and Holland Jachtbouw have both increased their build hall capacity.

Heesen Yachts - GALACTICA STAR, launched May 2015

Heesen Yachts – GALACTICA STAR, launched May 2015

Dutch marine equipment supply companies are also making significant changes. Hydromar Marine Equipment moved to a new production facility during 2015 to strengthen its relationship with Cramm Yachting Systems as they continue to make and market superyacht hydraulics. Van Berge Henegouwen has not only moved into Amsterdam offices which include a professional workshop and testing facilities, they have also opened a new office in Antibes, France to be ‘closer to the yachts and… improve support and service for our customers’.

Van Berge Henegouwen isn’t the only company expanding abroad as Huisman Maritiem, Heinen & Hopman add offices and facilities across the Mediterranean and De Keizer opens its seventh location in West Palm Beach, Florida.

“All these new initiatives and investments showcase how the members of the HISWA Holland Yachting Group are looking to continue offering the best possible services to their clients,” concludes Sirag. “Equally important, of course, is the industry-leading experience and skills of the workforce at the various yards and supply companies. This remains the backbone of the Dutch superyacht cluster and the number one reason why Holland continues to rule the waves.”

P/R: Sunseeker to recruit over 200 skilled staff in UK

June 21, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

Popular luxury yacht manufacturing company Sunseeker has announced plans to increase its staff at its UK headquarters and main assembly facility in Poole, Dorset.  Originally looking to recruit 100 new employees, that figure has more than doubled to ensure its future models for 2016 onwards to ensure timely delivery and outstanding quality.

The following is a press release from Sunseeker International.

Press Release

SUNSEEKER TO RECRUIT 225 NEW SKILLED STAFF AT ITS UK MANUFACTURING FACILITIES

Sunseeker International has announced that it is now looking to recruit 225 new skilled staff, an increase on its original plan for 100 new employees to support the introduction of several new models planned for 2016. The new roles will be based at its manufacturing operations in Dorset, covering construction trades including Carpentry, Plumbing and Electrical, Boat Building, plus Engineering trades including Mechanical Engineering, and Composites – GRP Laminating and GRP Finishing.

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Successful Candidates will be based at Sunseeker’s Poole headquarters and will be instrumental in helping to build boats like the stunning 116 Yacht above.

Commenting on the recruitment drive, Sunseeker’s CEO Phil Popham said: “We are pleased to announce these recruitment plans which give a clear signal of the positive times ahead at Sunseeker. We have a clear and robust business plan to invest in long term growth and sustainable success, backed by our majority shareholder Wanda Group whose stable ownership and strong financial backing enables us to plan and invest for the future. Our forward order book for 2016 and beyond is looking very strong, currently up 55% over the same period last year.

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‘Come and join the family of over 5000 employees worldwide that help to make Sunseeker the inspirational brand that it is.’

Expanding our highly skilled workforce is a key part of our planned investment, and with the introduction of a number of new boat lines in 2016 we are able to recruit 225 new skilled staff to support future growth. This recruitment drive is underway and will conclude in the first half of the year, bringing our total employee number to around 2,150.”

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With 17 stunning models currently being built by Sunseeker, they are constantly striving to bring innovation and new ideas to the marine industry.