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Caribbean Leeward Islands Superyacht Charter

September 24, 2013

Now is the time to start planning for your winter getaway in warm, tropical locations, such as the beautiful Caribbean Islands. Caribbean superyacht charter is a sought-after way of vacationing for discerning travellers wanting to unwind, sailing in the pleasant warm breeze or sunbathing on paradise-like beaches of the Leeward Islands, British Virgin Islands or the Windward Islands, amongst others. Leeward Islands superyacht charter is one option that will surely exceed your expectations. Situated half way down the eastern Caribbean chain, the islands include such breath-taking destinations as Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, St Barths, St Kitts and Nevis, St Martin or Guadeloupe.

White sandy beaches in the Caribbean

White sandy beaches of the Caribbean

Cruising the Caribbean Leeward Islands you will come across a fascinating blend of cultures. In the southern part, such as St Martin and Antigua, a Dutch influence can be felt, whereas Les Saintes have that magic French atmosphere, with Antigua being, without doubt, British. Leeward Islands yacht vacation is well known for magnificent tropical landscapes, beautiful white-sand beaches, crystal clear waters and mouth-watering cuisine. There is also plenty of excitement to take in, including fabulous night clubs of Antigua and classy restaurants of St Maarten. St Barths is the hot spot of the Leeward Islands. The island’s village of Gustavia is Swedish influenced with French culture. It has some of the best restaurants, clubs and shopping in the Caribbean.

Photo credit Nevis Tourism Board

Photo credit Nevis Tourism Board

BELOW IS A SELECTION OF FABULOUS LEEWARD ISLANDS BOAT RENTALS, FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND THE FULL LIST, PLEASE CONTACT OUR CHARTER BROKERS HERE.

61m ISA Superyacht MARY JEAN II

Mary Jean II yacht is a beautiful 61,70-metre superyacht launched by the well known Italian shipyard ISA (International Shipyards Ancona) and launched in 2010. Her well conceived exterior, naval architecture and engineering are by ISA and her elegant, contemporary and classy interior has been created by Mark Berryman.

MY MARY JEAN II - At Anchor With Jetskis

MY MARY JEAN II - At Anchor With Jetskis

Some of the most important feature aboard this vessel include the wide open spaces, both inside and out, large lobby main saloon and bridge deck lounge, a superb sundeck with a generous spa pool pool, barbecue, a bar, al-fresco dining and an array of sunbathing areas, a tender garage, a gym, an excellent selection of water toys as well as an exceptional cruising performance. Accommodation is offered to 12 charger guests in seven individual staterooms, including 5 double, 2 twin and two convertible cabins. There is a professional crew of 16. More about MARY JEAN II yacht …

MY MARY JEAN II - Aft Deck Dining

MY MARY JEAN II - Aft Deck Dining

60 m LURSSEN luxury superyacht OASIS

Launched in 2006 by the prestigious German shipyard Lurssen, motor yacht OASIS boasts innovative design, with luxurious details and interior designed by Glade Johnson. Her sweeping views evoke an elegant ambience with no shortage for sumptuous and spacious living space.

Motor yacht OASIS

Motor yacht OASIS

Amongst her many exceptional features belong an open-air sundeck with a built-in bar, a Spa Pool and barbecue, as well as a professionally equipped gymnasium that can be converted into a private nightclub. Accommodation is provided to 12 charter guests in 6 splendid staterooms. More about OASIS yacht

Oasis - Top Deck Spa Pool Pool

Oasis - Top Deck Spa Pool Pool

55 m AMELS LE 177 Motor Yacht SPIRIT

This beautiful Amels Limited Editions 177 motor yacht SPIRIT was launched in 2011, with exterior design by renowned Tim Heywood and interior by the well known Italian design studio Nuvolari Lenard. Spirit offers her guests spacious sun deck, a wonderful entertaining space for up to 100 guests on the top deck also featuring a professional teppanyaki grill.

AMELS Limited Editions 177 superyacht

AMELS Limited Editions 177 superyacht

In addition, there is a custom made hot tub, placed at the bow as well as an epicurean style galley. Accommodation is provided to 11 charter guests in one master suite, two VIPs, one double and one twin cabin. More about SPIRIT yacht

50m HEESEN Motor Yacht INCEPTION

With a sleek profile, luxurious interior and a number of exterior deck spaces available for relaxation and entertainment, the Heesen motor yacht INCEPTION is a fabulous vessel to spend you upcoming Caribbean yacht holiday on board of. Her impressive and ultra modern interior, boasting combination of ebony wood with black steel accents, luxurious grey fabrics and brown leather, was designed by Mark Wallace.

INCEPTION -  Main

INCEPTION - Main

Comfortable and spacious accommodation is provided to 12 charter guests in one master stateroom, one VIP, tree double cabins and one twin cabin with two pullman berths. There is also an excellent selection of water toys and extras on board. More info about INCEPTION yacht

INCEPTION -  Formal Dining area

INCEPTION - Formal Dining area

49 m CHRISTENSEN Superyacht ODESSA

Measuring 160 feet and built by the prestigious Christensen shipyard, ODESSA superyacht is another fabulous Caribbean charter superyacht able to accommodate up to 12 charter guests in 6 deluxe cabins. She is managed by a crew of 10. This striking vessel, featuring a black hull and silver painted superstructure, is sure to get the attention wherever she appears.

ODESSA -  Main

ODESSA - Main

Her sumptuous interior design was created by Giorgio Armani, in minimalist styling with elegant furnishings. This tri-deck yacht’s exterior areas are vast and boast a huge spa pool on the centreline of the sun deck and spacious deck space to the aft of the sun deck, as well as comfortable seating in the shade of the bar. There is an array of water toys, including a 23ft Chris-Craft runabout, a 16ft Nautica inflatable, a 15ft sailboat, two personal watercrafts, two SeaBobs and much much more. More about ODESSA Yacht

ODESSA -  Fordeck

ODESSA - Fordeck

41 m HEESEN Motor Yacht SEVEN SINS

SEVEN SINS yacht is a tri-deck, full displacement luxury vessel accommodating her charter guests in 5 beautiful staterooms and offering plenty of space for relaxation and socialising on her vast deck areas. Some of the main features include the Spa Pool spa, an aft water toys garage and a sauna.

SEVEN SEAS -  Main

SEVEN SEAS - Main

Renowned Omega Architects are responsible for her superb exterior styling and elegant interior design, boasting beautiful semi-gloss cherry wood panelling throughout. The yacht’s ten large windows in the main saloon and dining area enable spectacular sea views. Her upper deck has an al fresco dining option  for 12 guests, whereas her sun deck has a table for ten, a Spa Pool and sun mattresses. More about Seven Sins superyacht

SEVEN SEAS -  Main Salon

SEVEN SEAS - Main Salon

39 m WESTPORT 130 Luxury Yacht ARIOSO

Built by Westport Yachts USA, luxury motor yacht ARIOSO is a truly refined Caribbean charter yacht representing style, stability and exceptional service. She is ideal for family charters or for a group of friends. The boat features a tasteful and vast interior as well as exterior, with accommodation for 10 charter guests in 5 comfortable cabins.

ARIOSO

ARIOSO

‘Arioso’ means ‘airy’, which is well fitted considering her spacious open architectural footprint. Her guests are welcomed to relax in the Spa Pool located on the bridge deck or savour the dishes prepared by her talented chef, grilled on the bridge deck, as well as enjoy the many outdoor seating and relaxations areas, including the wet bar and the swim platform. More about Arioso yacht

ARIOSO By night

ARIOSO By night

38 m HAKVOORT Super Yacht PERLE BLEUE

An absolutely beautiful yacht, constructed by Hakvoort with interior design by Donald Starkey, PERLE BLEUE boasts many outstanding features making her a fabulous vessel to rent in the Caribbean. Her interior combines casual Asian tones with homeliness and simplicity, boasting two comfortable saloons, each with a unique interior theme.

PERLE BLEUE superyacht

PERLE BLEUE superyacht

The yacht accommodates up to ten charter guests, in one sumptuous Owner’s suite, situated on the main deck and 4 guest suites, all beautifully furnished with a combined Asian and beach-house theme. She is maintained and managed by a professional and friendly crew of 7. More about PERLE BLEUE yacht

Luxury motor yacht PERLE BLEUE Skylounge.

Luxury motor yacht PERLE BLEUE Skylounge

33m DUBOIS Motor Yacht XO OF THE SEAS

Designed by the world renowned Dubois Naval Architects studio and built by Ustaoglu Shipyard, super yacht XO OF THE SEAS is a stable and comfortable rental yacht able to accommodate 11 charter guests in five de-luxe cabins, with a modern and elegant interior. The yacht features light cool neutral tones and expansive windows for ample natural lights.

XO OF THE SEA

XO OF THE SEA

There are ample teak deck areas to enjoy. The aft deck boasts a generous and partially shaded area, with al-fresco dining option and additional seating. The extended swim platform allows for convenient access to the water. The large flybridge features another al-fresco dining table, comfortable seating, large sun pads and a luxurious spa pool. More about XO OF THE SEAS yacht

XO OF THE SEAS -  Sundeck

XO OF THE SEAS - Sundeck

29 m JOHNSON 95 Super Yacht GO

Build in 2011 by Johnson the luxury superyacht GO features elegantly comfortable interior with sophisticated décor and an open plan dining and salon area. Her spacious exterior living includes the shaded aft deck and a gorgeous varnished table, full length seating and outdoor upholstered lounge seats with ottomans.

Yacht GO -  Main

Yacht GO - Main

Above the flybridge is the ideal place for entertainment and socialising, with a cocktail bar, al-fresco dining, sun-pads and chaise lounges and optional bimini. There are plenty of water toys available, including a wave-runner, kayaks, wakeboard or towable tubes pulled behind a 45 MPH Nautica. More about GO yacht

Yacht GO -  Formal Dining

Yacht GO - Formal Dining

TOP LEEWARD ISLANDS CHARTER DESTINATIONS

ANGUILLA charter vacations

Anguilla is renowned for its lovely white sand beaches, gourmet restaurants, de-luxe resorts, astounding villas and very friendly local people. At Flat Cap Point you can snorkel under the cliffs amidst a marine conservation area and at sunset watch the pelicans dive for a meal or catch a view of the endangered ocean tropic birds that nest on the island. Another fabulous diving site are the Prickly Pear Cays, full of caverns, ledges, barracudas and nurse sharks, as well as ship wrecks, including a 1772 natural sinking of the Spanish galleon El Buen Conjsejo.

Photo credit to Anguilla Tourist Board

Photo credit to Anguilla Tourist Board

ST MAARTEN / ST MARTIN yacht charter

On St Martin you will find a fusion of Caribbean-style beaches with European food and flair, thanks to St. Maarten’s Dutch and French side. The two sides share beautiful beaches, hilly terrain, a host of coves and bays, yet each side has it’s own distinctive pace and personality. The Dutch side boasts art galleries, jewellery stores, casinos and nightlife. The French side is quainter, hosting the village of Grand Case offering plenty of great restaurants.

ST BARTHS yacht holidays

Known as the St Tropez of the Caribbean, St Barth yacht charter offer sublime beaches, stunning geography, exceptional bars and restaurants as well as plenty of designer shops and boutiques. The island’s capital, Gustavia is a small quaint town resembling a typical Swedish village.

St Barth iin the Caribbean

St Barth iin the Caribbean

ST KITTS Yacht charter

Situated on the north of the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean, St Kitts is a relatively small, divided into two halves. The North of the island is immensely lush and green, while the South is more rugged. The coastlines are dotted with traditional West Indian villages, churches, agricultural plots and the occasional windmill or brick chimney from old sugar estate works.

NEVIS yacht charter

Nevis is green and serene, and is one of the last unspoiled destinations, proudly carrying the name “Queen of the Caribbees.” The waters of Nevis are post card crystal clear, in the hills the comical green vervet monkeys chatter, in the sea the whales cruise by. Stroll around and see the architecture of eras gone by: churches, windmills and refurbished Great Houses.

Photo credit to Anguilla Tourist Board

Photo credit to Anguilla Tourist Board

BARBUDA yacht holidays

Barbuda belongs to the very few Caribbean islands that are and will remain positively deserted, with only a small number of exclusive resorts and villas. Barbuda’s history has been intimately connected to that of Antigua for centuries. Yacht charterers can take a trip to Barbuda’s Frigate Bird Sanctuary located on the island’s northwestern lagoon, accessible by boat.

Photo credit Nevis Tourist Board

Photo credit Nevis Tourist Board

ANTIGUA yacht charter

Antigua is the largest of the British Leeward Islands, providing Leeward Islands charter yachts with steady winds, with a network of safe harbours and protective nearly unbroken wall of coral reef. Antigua boasts a beach for every day of the year with plenty to discover. Some of the finest resorts are based here and it is also a home to super luxurious mega yachts, sailing yachts, charter yachts and superyachts for the winter season.

Being the most popular winter charter destination, there is a large number of outstanding superyachts, luxury yachts, sailing yacht and motor yachts of all sizes and different price ranges available to rent for a Caribbean Leeward Islands yacht vacation. For more information about this area or other destinations in the Caribbean, such as the Windward Islands, or the British Virgin Islands, please contact our brokers here.

Luxury superyachts spotted near the popular Caribbean yacht charter destination – NEVIS Island

January 02, 2013

Caribbean is the most popular yacht charter destination this time of the year, with many beautiful and impressive luxury superyachts cruising around its spectacular islands, turning heads wherever they appear. Some of these spectacular vessels have been captured by a luxury superyacht designer, Scott Henderson, off the Pinney’s Beach on the island of Nevis. The photos below show charter yachts Polar Star, Starfire, motor yacht Spirit, Dream, Lady M and Lady Leila.

Some of the luxury motor yachts spending Christmas and New Year holidays in the Caribbean

63,40m Lurssen expedition yacht POLAR STAR

Launched by the prestigious Lurssen shipyard in 2005 and refitted in 2011, luxury charter yacht Polar Star is an impressive vessel designed by Espen Oeino. Her imposing six levels of interior and exterior deck space turn heads in every port. In contrast to her powerful appearance, her interior by Pauline Nunn provides charter guests with a tranquil ambience of sumptuous decadence and elegant poise.

Superyacht POLAR STAR near Nevis - Caribbean - Image by Scott Henderson

Superyacht POLAR STAR near Nevis - Caribbean - Image by Scott Henderson

Important features aboard Polar Star yacht include a deck spa pool spa pool and an internal sauna for her guests to enjoy. Guests staterooms can be found on her main deck, affording extra natural light and spectacular ocean views. The owner’s suite includes a stateroom, a den and a ‘his and her’ bathroom. Additionally, the owner area offers a private deck, enabling panoramic views forward and on both sides of the yacht, as well as through the massive owner-suite windows. There is also a spa pool, holding up to ten people.

Luxury charter yacht POLAR STAR near Pinney's Beach on Nevis, Caribbean - Photo by Scott Henderson

Luxury charter yacht POLAR STAR near Pinney's Beach on Nevis, Caribbean - Photo by Scott Henderson

Luxury motor yacht Polar Star - Picture taken from the Pinney's Beach on Nevis - Caribbean - by Scott Henderson

Luxury motor yacht Polar Star - Picture taken from the Pinney's Beach on Nevis - Caribbean - by Scott Henderson

54m Luxury yacht STARFIRE

Built by the Italian shipyard Benetti, the 54m STARFIRE yacht features Art-Deco interior with lovely custom furniture, nicely matched with a collection of exquisite fabrics, creating a stylish, elegant and inviting yacht. For guests’ entertainment, charter yacht STARFIRE offers her guests a comprehensive selection of outdoor water toys as well as an on-deck Spa Pool, al-fresco dining area and a swim platform with shower.

Starfire superyacht near Pinney's Beach on Nevis, Caribbean - Photo by Scott Henderson

Starfire superyacht near Pinney's Beach on Nevis, Caribbean - Photo by Scott Henderson

Accommodation is provided in 6 beautiful cabins to 12 charter guests, including one main master cabin, two guest cabins with twin beds and a pullman bunk, two queen-bed cabins as well as a king-bed cabin, all featuring en-suite shower and head.

Luxury charter yacht Starfire near Nevis - Photo by Scott Henderson

Luxury charter yacht Starfire near Nevis - Photo by Scott Henderson

54,30 m Motor Yacht SPIRIT

Luxury motor yacht SPIRIT is an impressive Amels Limited Editions 177 vessel, launched in 2011, boasting naval architecture by Amels and exterior design by Tim Heywood. Spirit features light and modern interior, providing her guests with comfortable and elegant accommodation. Her special features include a remarkable massage and beauty therapy room along with a masseuse and yoga instructor.

Beutiful luxury yacht SPIRIT near Nevis in the Caribbean - Photo by Scott Henderson

Beutiful luxury yacht SPIRIT near Nevis in the Caribbean - Photo by Scott Henderson

In addition, she has a spacious sun-deck, an excellent area for entertainment of up to 100 guests with a professional teppanyaki grill. There is also the custom-made hot tub located at the bow as well as the epicurean style galley.

d by Scott Henderson from the Pinney's Beach on Nevis in the Caribbean

d by Scott Henderson from the Pinney's Beach on Nevis in the Caribbean

51,82 m Luxury Superyacht DREAM

Delivered by Feadship in 2003 and refitted in 2007, luxury superyacht DREAM is an imposing vessel, able to accommodate up to 12 guests in 7 luxuriously appointed staterooms. The yacht features naval architecture by De Voogt Naval Architects, with interior design by Donald Starkey Designs.

Luxury superyacht Dream - Photo taken from Pinney's Beach on Nevis in the Caribbean by Scott Henderson

Luxury superyacht Dream - Photo taken from Pinney's Beach on Nevis in the Caribbean by Scott Henderson

Boasting great space for entertainment and relaxations, luxury yacht DREAM features a full-width main saloon on the main deck with ample and comfortable seating. Her separate dining room forward of the main saloon provides her 12 guests with beautiful formal dining experience. Her exterior spaces include the open aft deck with a possibility for al-fresco dining, as well as seating at the stern and a wet bar. Her upper aft deck has a stationary awning over a table with 6 chairs, sun-pads to the starboard and seating to the aft. Her sundeck boasts a full-size Spa Pool with awning as well as a wet bar and seating forward.

50m motor yacht LADY M

Lady M is an ocean-going superyacht, combining a truly elegant appearance with spacious deck areas. Delivered in 1994, she was built by Hakvoort in Holland, kept in superb condition since. Her exceptionally stylish interior was designed in collaboration with the well known designer Donald Starkey and features  a beautiful blend of colours and textures. In 1994 she was the winner of the ShowBoats Awards for the best motoryacht interior.

Luxury Yacht Lady M - Photo by Scott Henderson

Luxury Yacht Lady M - Photo by Scott Henderson

40,20 m LADY LEILA Yacht

In 2008 Horizon Yachts delivered Lady Leila (ex Miss Rose) offering flexible, luxurious and spacious accommodation to her 10 guests. Motor yacht lady Leila offers an unusual and rare two Master Cabin set up. In addition she has two VIP cabins and a single bed cabin with an additional Pullman bunk. Her exterior boasts the popular Spa Pool pool, a Kaleidescape audio-visual entertainment system, satellite television, iPod docking stations and a list of water toys to enhance this fantastic charter yacht.

Luxury charter yacht Lady Leila in the Caribbean - near Pinney's Beach on Nevis - Photo by Scott Henderson

Luxury charter yacht Lady Leila in the Caribbean - near Pinney's Beach on Nevis - Photo by Scott Henderson

A few words about the island of NEVIS in the Caribbean

Nevis, located right next to St Kitts, is an enchanting island located in the Caribbean offering white palm-lined sandy beaches flowing into the pleasant turquoise sea. The capital, Charlestown, is known for its many 18th and 19th century picturesque colonial buildings and is situated on the leeward side of the island, near the southern end of Pinney’s Beach, the longest beach on Nevis.

For more information about these yachts or luxury yachts available for charter in the Caribbean, please contact our friendly charter agents here.

Special ‘All Inclusive’ deal for the Charter Yacht BLISS in the Caribbean

March 01, 2012

37m luxury sailing yacht Bliss is currently offering a special, all-inclusive deal for the remainder of the winter season in the popular charter destination – the Caribbean. For the excellent charter rate of  US$ 98,000.00 per week, superyacht BLISS offers three meals per day, normal bar and table wines, generator fuel, main engine fuel for an average of three hours’ cruising per day, ship’s laundry, airport transit fees and berthing fees for the first and last night. The only items to be charged to the yacht charterer are vintage wines and champagnes, communications costs, marina fees (apart from first and last night) and any shore excursions.

37m Yachting Developments Sailing Yacht BLISS

37m Yachting Developments Sailing Yacht BLISS

Charter Yacht BLISS

Launched in 2009, the 37m (121’4”) sailing yacht Bliss was designed by the well known studio of Dubois Naval Architects and constructed in New Zealand by Yachting Developments. Bliss is one of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest composite sloops and one of the finest yachts built in its category in the recent times.

37m Performance Cruising Sloop BLISS by Yachting Developments

37m Performance Cruising Sloop BLISS by Yachting Developments

Dubois designed sailing yacht Bliss by Yachting Developments

Dubois designed sailing yacht Bliss by Yachting Developments

Featuring perfect blend of comfort, style and speed, the charter yacht BLISS is suitable for both racing as well as luxury chartering. A contemporary yacht with modern traits, sailing yacht BLISS’s interiors were styled by the UK based Design Unlimited. Her luxurious and striking interior design features custom glass pieces, specialist paint finishes with texture leather and shagreen wrapped panels.

Interior of the 37m sailing yacht BLISS

Interior of the 37m sailing yacht BLISS

Sailing Yacht Bliss designed by Dubois - built by Yachting Developments

Sailing Yacht Bliss designed by Dubois - built by Yachting Developments

Luxury sailing yacht BLISS can accommodate up to 10 family members with children, however they would prefer a maximum of 8 guests in 3 Staterooms. Her full width master cabin can be partitioned to create a smaller ‘master cabin plus twin bunk cabin’ arrangement. The “his and hers” ensuite bathrooms in the master cabin in full cabin mode become an ensuite for the master and an ensuite for the bunk cabin when the partition is in place. There are a further two queen guest staterooms which can be converted to 2 twin staterooms with Pullmans. The flexible accommodation configuration means that they yacht is equally suited to chartering with either three couples or two families with children in a very modern, stylish interior.

Double Cabin - Sailing Yacht BLISS

Double Cabin - Sailing Yacht BLISS

Dubois 37m sailing yacht Bliss by Yachting Developments Interior - Bathroom

Dubois 37m sailing yacht Bliss by Yachting Developments Interior - Bathroom

BLISS has a 48.3 meter carbon fiber mast and furling boom made by the Hall Spars NZ. Her composite hull and performance rig, enables her to sail efficiently in most wind conditions allowing comfortable, sedate cruising under sail or more exhilarating performance for the more adventurous. The yacht’s large fuel capacity and generous amounts of space for food storage and refrigeration enable the yacht to remain self sufficient in more remote locations for considerable lengths of time.

Sailing Yacht BLISS - Galley

Sailing Yacht BLISS - Galley

Dubois performance cruising sloop Bliss built by Yachting Developments - Galley

Dubois performance cruising sloop Bliss built by Yachting Developments - Galley

Sailing yacht BLISS has a great range of tenders and toys including a Castoldi 16 diesel jet and Zodiac crew tender with 9hp Outboard, Water-skis, wakeboards, inflatable’s, snorkelling gear, kayaks, and a spa pool. Rendezvous diving. Communications include Fleet broadband, wifi and 3G where available. Audio Visual Equipment and Deck Facilities include a Kaleidescape movie server with movies and music accessible in each stateroom and in the saloon. TV’s and an Ipod docking station in each stateroom.

Caribbean Luxury Yacht Charter Vacations

“The King of Yacht Charter Vacation” and a traditional hot spot for yacht charterers, the Caribbean covers a very large area and offers many different possibilities to relax, unwind or actively enjoy your holidays. It is beautiful and warm, has beautiful beaches, interesting cultures and an ocean laden with treasures, from small beach ridden coral atolls to substantial mountainous islands with rich cultures.

Caribbean Yacht Charter Vacations

Caribbean Yacht Charter Vacations

As one of the most popular yacht charter grounds in the world, second only to the Mediterranean in popularity, the types of boats available for rental in the Caribbean include all the main types such as motor, sailing, skippered, crewed yachts, catamarans, power boats, sailboat, luxury yachts as well as the ever growing super yacht charter. Both beginner and expert yacht charterers alike are drawn to the Caribbean for its warm winds, protected waterways and beautiful anchorages. The Caribbean is a special place that has beautiful tropical islands that lie snug within a tropical island necklace as laid out on a large blue sea.

Bahamas Beach

Bahamas Beach

Some of the most popular places to see in the Caribbean are: Anguilla, St John, Exumas, Antigua and Barbuda, Guadeloupe, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Barbados, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, St Kitts and Nevis, British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands, Spanish Virgin Islands, St Thomas, St Lucia, St Barth and many more …

For more information about renting the luxury yacht BLISS or if you are interested in chartering a different luxury sailing yacht, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly team at CharterWorld.

Nearly 35% discount for the 59.4m luxury charter yacht OASIS in the Caribbean

February 27, 2012

The 59.4 metre luxury superyacht OASIS, built by the prestigious German shipyard Lurssen, is currently offering a special rate on her last remaining availability in the popular charter destination – The Caribbean. Motor Yacht OASIS is available for US$ 265,000.00 per week plus expenses for charters taking place between 28th February and 28th March exclusively. This rate represents nearly 35% off her normal weekly rate of US$ 399,000.

Lurssen superyacht OASIS

Lurssen superyacht OASIS

Luxury motor yacht Oasis was launched in 2006 by the above mentioned pioneering shipyard Lurssen Yachts and features innovative design features, luxurious details and unparalleled views. Her elegant interior design was created by Glade Johnson, offering accommodation for twelve charter guests in one full width master suite and five generous guest cabins. There is no shortage of luxurious and spacious living space.

59.4 m Lurssen Oasis superyacht underway

59.4 m Lurssen Oasis superyacht underway

Some of the most notable features of the OASIS yacht include the open-air sundeck with built in bar, Spa Pool and barbecue area, as well as a professionally equipped gymnasium, transformable into a private night club for guests’ entertainment.

Lurssen charter yacht Oasis - Top Deck Spa Pool Pool

Lurssen charter yacht Oasis - Top Deck Spa Pool Pool

More about the accommodation:

The full beam Owner suite is located on the main deck, boasting a king-sized bed, marble en-suite bathroom with his and hers facilities, Spa Pool tub, walk-in shower, walk-in closets, annexed lounge and a private office. 5.1 sound in stateroom and lounge with 50” Plasma screens, 42” Plasma in office, AMX control for all room functions incl. movies and music on demand, DSTV, as well as guest features.

Luxury charter yacht OASIS - Master Suite

Luxury charter yacht OASIS - Master Suite

The VIP stateroom can be found on the upper deck, featuring a queen bed, en-suite marble bathroom with walk-in shower, walk-in closets. 5.0 sound with 42″ Plasma, AMX control for all room functions including movies and music on demand, DSTV and guest features.

OASIS motoryacht - Master Office

OASIS motoryacht - Master Office

Guest stateroom on the lower deck starboard offers a king bed, marble en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower. 5.0 sound with 42″ Plasma, AMX control for all room functions incl. movies and music on demand, DSTV and guest features.

Guest stateroom on the lower deck portside features twin single beds, en-suite marble bathroom with tub and shower. 5.0 sound with 42” Plasma, AMX control for all room functions incl. movies and music on demand, DSTV and guest features.

Oasis Yacht by Lurssen  - Foyer

Oasis Yacht by Lurssen - Foyer

The third guest stateroom is situated on the lower deck starboard and features a queen bed, en-suite marble bathroom with tub and shower. 5.0 sound with 42” Plasma, AMX control for all room functions incl. movies and music on demand, DSTV and guest features.

59.4 metre luxury charter yacht Oasis - The Main Salon

59.4 metre luxury charter yacht Oasis - The Main Salon

Charter yacht Oasis provides the following yacht charter amenities:

Tenders & Toys 1 x 7.5m ‘Vikal’ custom sports tender, Volvo Penta 240 hp 1 x 7.5m ‘Vikal’ custom guest tender, Volvo Penta 240 hp 2 x Honda Aquatrax 2 man watercraft, 180 hp 1 x Laser sailing dinghy 2 x 2 man ocean kayaks Kneeboard, wakeboard, waterskis, towables Diving equipment 2 x Segways 2 x bicycles.

Luxury yacht OASIS by Lurssen - Dining Room

Luxury yacht OASIS by Lurssen - Dining Room

Audio Visual Equipment and Deck Facilities:

Flat screen TV’s throughout, Music on Demand, Video on Demand, TV, DVD/Stereo System in all rooms.  AV system is controlled via AMX touch panel screens, which are available throughout the yacht.

Each stateroom / entertainment area has it’s own satellite receiver for DSTV – Music and Movies on demand – Disco with lighting & mood lighting on sun-deck – IPOD interface, X-box, Playstation, and camcorder interface.

OASIS Yacht - Skylounge

OASIS Yacht - Skylounge

Guest features include access to yacht’s ‘track & position’, Conning and CCTV – ‘Oasis Today’ gives access to activities, weather and menus

Sun-deck – Large area forward partially covered with overhead, incl. spa pool, open feature shower, bar and BBQ. Full fair weather enclosure on centreline with 5.1 sound disco / gym, 42” drop down Plasma, powder room.

Luxury yacht Oasis by Lurssen - The Aft Sundeck

Luxury yacht Oasis by Lurssen - The Aft Sundeck

Aft sun-deck features open, or covered dining with expansive sun-lounging space.

Upper Deck Aft – Covered table seating for 12, perimeter seating with cocktail tables, bar facilities.

Upper Deck Skylounge – Two seating areas with large sofas, entertainment centre with 5.1 sound & 60” Plasma, bar with seating, and powder room forward.

Main Deck Aft – Covered table seating for 8, access to swim platform and passerelle.

Main Deck Salon & Dining – Large sofa, games table, entertainment centre with 5.1 sound and 60” Plasma. Formal dining room with seating for 12. Powder room forward.

Foredeck – Seating area.

Motor Yacht Oasis - The Aft Deck

Motor Yacht Oasis - The Aft Deck

Communications: VSAT antenna for voice and HSD – 512kb/128kb F77, F33, 2 x GSM terminals Voice, HSD (ethernet and wireless) throughout yacht Mitel telephone exchange Fax 3 x VHF radio terminals SSB, Sat C NewspaperDirect – print on demand daily newspapers available.

Lurssen built Oasis Yacht - Gym

Lurssen built Oasis Yacht - Gym

Lurssen charter yacht Oasis is equipped with Zero Speed Stabilizers.

For more information to charter motor yacht OASIS in the Caribbean or if you would like to enquire about chartering her during the next summer in the Mediterranean, please contact our team at CharterWorld. We can also provide you with a full list of luxury superyachts currently available for charter, should you wish to explore more possibilities.

Barbados Beach

Barbados Beach

The Caribbean

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Batabano Parade - Cayman Islands

Batabano Parade - Cayman Islands

2012 RORC Caribbean 600: Tips and tricks about the course with John Burnie competing on the 35m charter yacht Sojana

February 20, 2012

One of the creators of the first and only Caribbean 600-mile offshore race, John Burnie has been cruising and competing in one of the best yacht charter locations – Caribbean for decades. A long-standing RORC member, John set the multihull course record standing to date, while on board the ORMA 60 sailing yacht Region Guadeloupe, which flew around the course in 40 hours 11 mins 5 secs in 2009. This year, John will be racing on Sir Peter Harrison’s charter yacht Sojana.

The 35m charter yacht Sojana at the Voiles de Saint Barth 2010 Photo Credit Didier Rouxel

The 35m charter yacht Sojana at the Voiles de Saint Barth 2010 Photo Credit: Didier Rouxel

However John is so enthusiastic about the race that he could not resist offering up some precious tips and tricks about the course, “An early look at the weather and it looks like we are going to get normal trade wind conditions with a wind direction just slightly north of east, classic ’600 conditions provided the weather pattern holds as it is.”

“This year, the start line will need to be significantly longer because of the size of the superyachts that have entered. It will be a magnificent sight from Shirley Heights. The yachts will tend to tack as close into the cliffs as they can to get a huge lift off the headland and there is a lot of current inshore. The yachts will want to get out of that adverse current. Once around Shirley Heights a close-fetching yacht can almost lay Green Island in one tack.

The leg up to Barbuda could well be a powerful reach but a good tip is that many yachts tend to over-stand the North Sails mark at Barbuda. After Codrington Point the wind can free off enormously as you run down the side of the island. The wind also tends to accelerate there and it is usually a monster reach-to-reach gybe.

RORC Caribbean 600 Course

RORC Caribbean 600 Course

The downwind leg to Nevis is usually not too tactical but it is especially worth looking out for squalls. I remember on Region Guadeloupe we overtook ICAP Leopard there because we got the right side of a squall and they didn’t. Significant gains and losses can be made in squalls. Look at the cloud formations as you approach Nevis. If the clouds are moving briskly that is a good sign of breeze, but if they are static the signs are there is a big wind shadow and it is probably best to head further west before turning the corner. In general, the best policy is to stay a bit offshore around the back of Nevis and St.Kitts, then try and lay Saba in one tack.

Although Saba is a small island it does have a fairly large wind shadow but it is usually a tough beat afterwards and you would tend to try to keep as much height as possible. The sea state can really pick up there due to a significant current. It is the first real taste of harsh ocean sailing for the crew and yachts. After making St.Maartin there are still 18 miles of short tacking. It is a hard-hitting part of the course, especially at night for the smaller yachts. What’s more, there are a lot of rocks that the fleet will need to be especially careful of.

The reach down to Guadeloupe is the first real chance for crews to get their heads down in the race but the start is a significant point tactically, getting the right angle after St.Barths can be crucial. In my opinion, you should stay slightly high on your course, as if the wind does go south of east, you could end up beating. Montserrat is on the layline and there is talk of leaving Montserrat to port, but in my opinion when there are normal trade wind conditions you shouldn’t benefit from going west of Montserrat, especially as in doing so you would have to sail a lot more miles and in foul current.

The approach to Guadeloupe is a key area of the race. There is  typically a significant wind shadow on the north west corner of Guadeloupe, especially at night. Having said that, during the day you can actually experience a westerly sea breeze there. It is so variable that it is best to look at the clouds over the island and also keep a watchful eye. I always get my binoculars out before approaching Guadeloupe to see how other yachts are sailing up ahead. I have been trapped in an area of no wind, north west of Guadeloupe and watched as 30 knots was blowing through the channel, just two miles away. Many yachts may choose to put someone aloft to take a good look, but a good overall strategy is to stay well off, keep your distance maybe five miles offshore, sail a quarter of the way to Dominica so that you can lay Les Saintes.

Îles des Saintes marks the most southerly point of the course but I would really advocate turning back towards Guadeloupe after rounding Les Saintes, if the wind is in the northeast. Beat back towards Cappisterre but watch out, there are thousands of fishing floats. I wouldn’t go in any further than a depth of 50-100 metres. However, there is a massive lift inshore because the wind cascades down to the `north of Soufriere with the wind going to the south. Once inshore, stay there is my advice, don’t go out towards Marie-Galante or you will lose out.

Les Desirade is the most easterly part of the course and that is always a place with a rough sea state. Very confused seas with a lot of current, smaller yachts need to be mindful of the conditions that can be expected. After rounding, the yachts will come off the breeze, a big bare away and another time when crews can get there heads down, as it is 90 miles to Barbuda and there are no real tactics coming into play there, other than avoiding over standing the North Sails mark, which we have already covered.

Barbuda to Redonda is normally a very fast reach with yachts belting along going for line speed. It is worth keeping an eye out for squalls. Redonda is only a small island but it can throw out a significant wind shadow. I have seen races won and lost there so avoiding getting too close to Redonda. After rounding the last island of the course, no messing about, get right on the wind and head for Cades Reef on the north west coast of Antigua. There is a shelf extending out from Antigua some 16 miles and taking this route will be an advantage for less foul current, then work down the west coast of Antigua along the edge of the reef until the finish.”

The RORC Caribbean 600 starts 1100 local time – Monday 20th February 2012.