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Head to Fiji aboard motor yacht Big Fish

June 30, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Escape the crowds this holiday: 45m/148ft luxury yacht BIG FISH is now available for charter in Fiji and the surrounding South Pacific seas, where your very own island paradise awaits.

Superyacht BIG FISH - Built by McMullen & Wing

Superyacht BIG FISH – Built by McMullen & Wing

Built by McMullen & Wing in 2010 and featuring the interior and exterior styling and engineering of Gregory Marshall, superyacht BIG FISH won two awards in 2011; the Showboats Design Awards for Naval Architecture Award: Motor Yachts and the Best Power 40m-65m at the International Superyacht Society Awards 2011. She also made it to the finalists of a number of awards categories, including:

Finalists:

  • Exterior Design & Styling Award: Displacement Motor Yachts 100′-199′ (SDA 2011)
  • Interior Layout Award: Motor Yachts (SDA 2011)
  • Environmental Protection Award (SDA 2011)

Special commendation:

  • Best Displacement Motor yacht of below 500GT (30m to approximately 49.9m) (WSA 2011)
  • Judges’ Special Award (WSA 2011)
Motor yacht BIG FISH - Main salon

Motor yacht BIG FISH – Main salon

Designed for large groups with a minimalist aesthetic, luxury yacht BIG FISH never feels empty and guests and visitors will be spoiled for choice with way window seating overlooking the gorgeous Fijian islands, or the large sofas and armchairs that are so easy to sink into.

Luxury yacht BIG FISH - Formal dining area

Luxury yacht BIG FISH – Formal dining area

Forward of the main salon, the formal dining area shares the same room for more spacious surroundings while celebrating a special occasion or simply enjoying an indoor meal between 6.

“Motor yacht BIG FISH is available for charter in the Bahamas from $245,000-$275,000 USD per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more information, or view other luxury yachts available for charter in Fiji.”

On the main deck aft, guests have a choice of lounging in the shade or stretching out on the sunpads and enjoying the South Pacific at its finest. Steps lead down to the beach club and swim platform to provide easy access to the water.

The upper deck belongs to the master suite, or Owner’s stateroom, where a generously sized cabin complete with study and en-suite facilities looks out onto the upper aft deck, where private sunpads await in tranquil surroundings.

Superyacht BIG FISH - Sundeck spa pool and sunpads

Superyacht BIG FISH – Sundeck spa pool and sunpads

Party day and night on the sundeck, which is equipped with an impressive sunken Jacuzzi surrounded by sunpads, while a shaded bar and informal alfresco dining area enhance with delicious drinks and mouthwatering meals from an expert chef.

Motor yacht BIG FISH is an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre and comes with a fantastic selection of water toys to make your holiday truly memorable:

  • 8 x scuba diving equipment
  • 4 x paddleboards
  • 2 x windsurfers
  • 2 x kayaks
  • 2 x kitesurfers
  • 2 x Wake Boards
  • 1 x jet ski
  • water skis, and
  • snorkelling equipment

While in transit, guests can wear off excess energy in the on board gym.

Luxury yacht BIG FISH - Master suite with views out onto the upper deck aft

Luxury yacht BIG FISH – Master suite with views out onto the upper deck aft

The accommodation layout sleeps a maximum of 10 guests over 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins, all of which have en-suite facilities.

Motor yacht BIG FISH is available for charter in the Bahamas from $245,000-$275,000 USD per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more information, or view other luxury yachts available for charter in Fiji.

Top 12 luxury catamarans for charter

June 21, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

When the subject of sailing yachts is brought up, the general image conjured is that of a strikingly dark, sleek monohull with pure white sails billowing against blue skies. Most newcomers to sailing will also imagine a grand, historic yacht from centuries past – and for that reason the modern catamaran, while just as romantic, remains on the sidelines to receive little, if any attention.

Yet the advantages of sailing a catamaran particularly stand out on a luxury charter holiday: a shallower draft allows your party to venture closer to the exquisite secluded beaches, and an above waterline hull makes for bright and ventilated interiors without the reliance on air conditioning to shift the air flow. The wide beam of a catamaran often reduces the amount of unwanted noise filtering from living spaces into cabins, not to mention providing larger living spaces overall.

As for the modern element, the photos below will attest to the level of sophistication these contemporary interiors receive from globally known designers. Before you head off on your next grand adventure, take a look at these 12 fantastic vessels all built within the last decade, and uncover the unsung allure of catamarans.

There’s even a motor yacht among all those sails.

1. Enigma

Sailing catamaran ENIGMA - A Lagoon 620 model. Photo credit Nicolas Claris

Sailing catamaran ENIGMA – A Lagoon 620 model. Photo credit Nicolas Claris

Lagoon is the world leader among modern catamaran builders, celebrating the launch of its 100th hull in May this year. Sailing yacht ENIGMA was built in 2013 and the immaculate interior contains a spacious living room surrounded in all directions by windows or glass doors that lead out onto the aft deck, where the shaded outdoor lounging area provides alfresco dining and sun-touched seating for the best place to relax with hobbies while taking in the watercolour surroundings.

Up on the bridge deck is the cockpit, where guests can spread out on the sunpads or sunbathe on the aft deck.

Luxury catamaran ENIGMA comes with an impressive selection of water toys, including adult and child water skis, kayaks, 2 x paddleboards, a wakeboard, snorkelling gear and diving equipment for Rendezvous diving.

For ease of access to the water with all the water toys, there are two swim platforms and a ladder.

Luxury catamaran ENIGMA - Salon view aft

Luxury catamaran ENIGMA – Salon view aft

Length: 19m/61ft

Beam: 10m/32ft

Draft: 1.3m/4ft

Accommodation: 8 guests, 4 cabins

Price per week: $28,000-$33,000 USD p/w plus expenses

Charter grounds: Caribbean

 

2. Lady Katlo

S/Y LADY KATLO - Built by Lagoon Yachts

S/Y LADY KATLO – Built by Lagoon Yachts

The Caribbean can be your playground at any time of the year with catamaran LADY KATLO: Following her 2013 refit she boasts a beautiful interior and exterior salon designed for family and friends charters of up to 6 people. With fewer cabins comes greater space and when guests return from trekking around the Grenadines or swimming and shopping in the BVIs, the cabins will feel more like a personal retreat than a cubbyhole containing a bed.

For entertainment, a media library and games consoles for entertaining the kids while sailing to your next destination, and the water toys selection contains water skis, a wakeboard and snorkelling equipment for family fun in the sun.

Luxury yacht LADY KATLO - Aft deck

Luxury yacht LADY KATLO – Aft deck

Length: 18m/62ft

Beam: 10m/32ft

Draft: 1.5m/5ft

Accommodation: 6 guests, 3 cabins

Price per week: $26,000-$30,000 USD p/w plus expenses

Charter grounds: Caribbean

 

3. Lucy Z

Sailing yacht LUCY Z - Built by Sunreef Yachts

Sailing yacht LUCY Z – Built by Sunreef Yachts

Luxury yacht LUCY Z from Sunreef Yachts stands out among other sailing yachts due to her brilliant red sail, yet in the vibrant charter grounds of Corsica and Sardinia her burst of colour is all a natural part of the region’s flavour.

Join in with the local culture and savour the best bars and clubs after an afternoon snoozing on a secluded beach with all the facilities of your superyacht to hand: With a draft of only 1.5m/5ft, swapping one water toy for another or heading back on board for refreshments has never been easier.

The interior is where she truly shines, however: custom mahogany furniture and embellishing set the stage for sophisticated dining and entertaining. There is a piano, guitar and djembe on board for live music and when out on the water superyacht LUCY Z has everything guests need to learn how to kitesurf or select from plenty of other water toys.

Luxury catamaran LUCY Z - Salon at night

Luxury catamaran LUCY Z – Salon at night

Length: 23m/74ft

Beam: 11m/35ft

Draft: 1.5m/5ft

Accommodation: 7 guests, 3 cabins

Price per week: €40,000-€44,000 USD p/w plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean: Corsica, Sardinia

 

4. 19th Hole

Superyacht 19TH HOLE - Built by Sunreef

Superyacht 19TH HOLE – Built by Sunreef

Spending the summer along the winding Mediterranean shoreline and winter among the pale sands of the Caribbean, sailing yacht 19TH HOLE follows the best weather to give her guests a stellar experience inside and out.

The interior decor is striking and sultry using a combination of black and white accented with azure blue in the communal living areas, and while you relax in the living room you can watch your meals being prepared in the galley in front of you.

On the aft deck there is a spacious outdoor living area where guests can spread out with hobbies or simply sit and watch the sun sink down over the horizon. The shaded cockpit above the main deck provides an alternative place for guests to dine alfresco together or relax after a fun and tiring day trying out the exhaustive supply of water toys, which include but are not limited to:

  • 2 x Seabobs
  • 2 x kayaks
  • 2 x paddleboards
  • snorkelling equipment
  • fishing equipment, and
  • inflatable and towable toys
Luxury catamaran 19th HOLE - Saloon and galley

Luxury catamaran 19th HOLE – Saloon and galley

Length: 23m/74ft

Beam: 11m/35ft

Draft: 2m/7ft

Accommodation: 10 guests, 4 cabins

Price per week: €40,000 p/w plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean, Caribbean

 

5. Maverick

Luxury catamaran MAVERICK - Built by Sunreef

Luxury catamaran MAVERICK – Built by Sunreef

2013 luxury catamaran MAVERICK from Sunreef Yachts has everything to entertain guests of all ages and fitness levels, offering up a comprehensive variety of water toys, including sail boats, scuba diving gear, windsurfers and wakeboards.

While travelling to your next amazong location, the state-of-the-art entertainment system will bring crystal clear clarity to the library of over 1000 films, 30,000 songs as well as video games.

The perfect balance between indoor and outdoor living space, high energy and laid-back fun, luxury catamaran will pack your days with so many opportunities that you’ll never want your holiday to end.

Luxury yacht MAVERICK - Aft Deck

Luxury yacht MAVERICK – Aft Deck

Length: 21m/70ft

Beam: 10m/34ft

Draft: 2m/6ft

Accommodation: 12 guests, 5 cabins

Price per week: €36,500-€41,750 p/w plus expenses

Charter grounds: Bahamas, Caribbean

 

6. Hutiane

Superyacht HUTIANE - Built by Nuovo Arsenale Cartubi

Superyacht HUTIANE – Built by Nuovo Arsenale Cartubi

Luxury catamaran HUTIANE was built in 2011 by Nuovo Arsenale Cartubi and refitted in 2015 to offer impressive surroundings reminiscent of a motor yacht while still retaining all the benefits of the sailing experience.

Expansive windows allow the light to filter through into the interior salon and formal dining area, and the angle retains privacy while berthed. Out on the aft deck the alfresco dining area is complemented by a hydraulic lifting swim platform that can act as sun lounging area or provide easy access in and out of the water for guests with water toys such as Waverunners and kayaks.

The flybridge is one of the most popular areas for parties on board, providing generous seating for alfresco dining between guests as well as a bar for serving cocktails and a barbeque to serve up your freshly caught fish.

Master suite occupiers have a further level of luxury, with a hammam within the en-suite bathroom.

S/Y HUTIANE - Afternoon tea on deck

S/Y HUTIANE – Afternoon tea on deck

Length: 31m/102ft

Beam: 12m/40ft

Draft: 2m/8ft

Accommodation: 10 guests, 4 cabins

Price per week: €70,000 p/w plus expenses

Charter grounds: Western Mediterranean

“With the huge array of luxury charter catamarans at breathtaking destinations across the world, there has never been a better time to book your summer holiday. Contact CharterWorld for more details about any of the above superyachts today.”

7. Ipharra

Luxury yacht IPHARRA - Built by Sunreef

Luxury yacht IPHARRA – Built by Sunreef

A finalist at the Showboats Design Awards 2011 for the Naval Architecture Award: Sailing Yachts and Interior Layout Award: Sailing Yachts categories, superyacht IPHARRA is proven for quality and a popular choice among catamaran lovers in the busy Mediterranean season.

The contemporary interior blends pale wood with monochrome patterns for elegance that make effortless use of the natural light always entering from the surrounding windows. Towards the aft, a galley kitchen is fitted close to the lounging area for convenience whether serving morning coffee or an evening aperitif.

The uncovered flybridge is a hit with sunbathers and party lovers alike, giving guests the chance to dine alfresco before lying back on the sun loungers or moving them aside for ample room to dance.

Superyacht IPHARRA - Alfresco dining in the cockpit

Superyacht IPHARRA – Alfresco dining in the cockpit

Length: 31m/102ft

Beam: 13m/42ft

Draft: 3m/10ft

Accommodation: 12 guests, 5 cabins

Price per week: €50,000-€55,000 p/w plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean, Caribbean

 

8. Ombre Blu

Sailing catamaran OMBRE BLU - Built by Lagoon

Sailing catamaran OMBRE BLU – Built by Lagoon

The perfect family yacht offering an unbelievable amount of services for her size, luxury catamaran OMBRE BLU epitomises the advice that it’s the crew makes your charter experience successful: Stewardess Melissa is a trained massage therapist and Captain Francesco is a qualified dive instructor familiar with the best and most choice dive locations in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean.

“Dear Melissa and Francesco, Thank you for the most amazing vacation! These past 7 days have been perfect – the weather, food, accommodations etc. Thank you for sharing your beautiful boat with our family. It is clear that you value the satisfaction of your guests and go above and beyond expectations. We have created life long memories aboard the OMBRE BLU and you two will forever be in our hearts!”

- Charter guests aboard M/Y OMBRE BLU, Amalfi, June 2016

The interior of this 2008-built Lagoon yacht uses light-coloured oak and wenge to produce an airy environment ideal for any time of the day for rest and relaxation after the hours have disappeared in exploring the gorgeous coastlines of the Amalfi Coast or Sicily. As well as an aft deck area for guests to use, the forward deck has a cockpit for informal dining and sunbathing out on the nets as the sea water flows by underneath you.

S/Y OMBRE BLU - Sofa and library

S/Y OMBRE BLU – Sofa and library

Length: 15m/51ft

Beam: 9m/28ft

Draft: 1.4m/5ft

Accommodation: 6 guests, 3 cabins

Price per week: €12,500-€17,500 p/w plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean

 

9. Quaranta

Motor catamaran QUARANTA - Built by Curvelle-Logos

Motor catamaran QUARANTA – Built by Curvelle-Logos

Not all catamarans are sailing yachts: superyacht QUARANTA from Turkish builders Curvelle-Logos removes the disadvantages of monohulls yet keeps all the benefits of modern motor yachts, including the ability to reach speeds of up to 25 knots.

Among her contemporary interiors is a large salon for group members to gather before heading out on the water toys to the beautiful bays of St Tropez or Iles d’Hyères. The bar will provide an excellent choice of refreshments upon your return, which you can savour out on the aft deck or at the Portuguese deck seating towards the bow.

Her spacious sundeck hosts sun loungers, a large alfresco dining table and a forward Jacuzzi for those all-important sunset views as you soak your cares away.

Winner of the Catamaran Award at the World Superyacht Awards 2014, luxury catamaran QUARANTA was also a finalist for the Semi-Displacement or Planing Three Deck Motor Yachts from 30m to 44.9m category at the same awards show, as well as at the International Superyacht Society Awards 2014 for Best Power 24m-40m. She also has RINA Class environmental certification, so you can have all the indulgence without any of the guilt.

Luxury catamaran QUARANTA - Main salon

Luxury catamaran QUARANTA – Main salon

Length: 34m/111ft

Beam: 9m/30ft

Draft: 2m/8ft

Accommodation: 12 guests, 6 cabins

Price per week: €119,000 p/w plus expenses

Special discount: €99,000 p/w plus expenses for any South of France charters booked up to the 7th of July

Charter grounds: Mediterranean

 

10. Hemisphere

Superyacht HEMISPHERE - Built by Pendennis

Superyacht HEMISPHERE – Built by Pendennis

Built in 2011 by Pendennis in an uncommon departure from their usual monohull sailing yachts, luxury catamaran HEMISPHERE was greeted with critical acclaim at the various awards ceremonies after her debut, winning both Interior Design Award: Sailing Yachts and Interior Layout Award: Sailing Yachts at the Showboats Design Awards 2012 as well as becoming a finalist in the Naval Architecture Award: Sailing Yachts, Sailing Yachts and Recreational Area for Guest Use Award. At the World Superyacht Awards 2012, she received a special commendation for Best Sailing Yacht in 40m+ size range.

Whether your group intends to dance the night away or spend as much time lounging around as possible, the massive salon is created with multiple places for guests to sit and socialise, breaking off into smaller groups for private conversation while remaining close to the action.

Sailing yacht HEMISPHERE - Salon

Sailing yacht HEMISPHERE – Salon

Length: 44m/145ft

Beam: 17m/54ft

Draft: 3m/9ft

Accommodation: 12 guests, 5 cabins

Price per week: €189,000-€217,000 p/w plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean, Indian Ocean

 

11. Blue Deer

Luxury yacht BLUE DEER - Built by Sunreef

Luxury yacht BLUE DEER – Built by Sunreef

One of the most recent builds on this list, superyacht BLUE DEER from Sunreef offers a calm and relaxing atmosphere for family and friends groups looking for the quintessential Mediterranean charter experience. Stocked full of water toys, including Seabobs, kayaks, paddleboards and scuba diving equipment, there will never be a dull moment during the charter as your party discovers the impressive array of marine life surrounding the Italian Riviera and Capri.

Dine alfresco under the stars and make use of the generous aft and forward decks for your viewing pleasure, before using the water toys to make the short distance to your own private beach.

Superyacht BLUE DEER - Salon seating

Superyacht BLUE DEER – Salon seating

Length: 23m/74ft

Beam: 11m/35ft

Draft: 2m/7ft

Accommodation: 10 guests, 4 cabins

Price per week: €36,500-€39,500 p/w plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean, Caribbean

 

12. Douce France

Luxury catamaran DOUCE FRANCE - Built by Alu Marine

Luxury catamaran DOUCE FRANCE – Built by Alu Marine

Fitted with a classic environment ideal for celebrating special occasions, luxury catamaran DOUCE FRANCE is an extraordinary charter yacht available in the Indian Ocean and South Pacific over the summer months.

The warm and inviting salon has everything you need for evening entertaining and relaxing throughout the day, including a wide selection of music and films to watch on the widescreen TV, a wet bar and comfortable seating layouts both inside and out on the aft deck. Exercise at sunrise out on the aft deck before taking coffee in the invigorating sea air.

The impressive collection of water toys (including sail boats, windsurfers and scuba diving gear) is perfect for exploration above and below the waves and the hours will fly by before you realise that it’s time for your next mouthwatering meal.

At the end of the day, relax with a massage out in the open air while the verdant islands of the Maldives and Seychelles linger temptingly on the horizon.

Sailing yacht DOUCE FRANCE - Timeless style in the salon

Sailing yacht DOUCE FRANCE – Timeless style in the salon

Length: 42m/138ft

Beam: 15m/51ft

Draft: 3m/8ft

Accommodation: 12 guests, 6 cabins

Price per week: €95,000-€105,000 p/w plus expenses

Charter grounds: Indian Ocean, South Pacific

 

With the huge array of luxury charter catamarans at breathtaking destinations across the world, there has never been a better time to book your summer holiday. Contact CharterWorld for more details about any of the above superyachts today.

Charter 60m/197ft sailing yacht Seahawk in the South Pacific from June

April 27, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Sailing yacht SEAHAWK will be available for charter in the South Pacific this summer, cruising through destinations including Fiji, Tahiti, Vanuatu and New Caledonia.

Sailing yacht SEAHAWK - Built by Perini Navi

Sailing yacht SEAHAWK – Built by Perini Navi

Built in 2013 by Perini Navi with an interior design by Christian Liaigre, superyacht SEAHAWK won the Holistic Design Award category at the 2014 Showboats Design Awards and made it into the finalists at a number of different events:

  • Best Sail 40m+ (International Superyacht Society Awards 2014)
  • Best Sailing Yacht in 40m+ size range (Superyacht Awards 2014)
  • Interior Design Award: Sailing Yachts (Showboats Design Awards 2014)
  • Exterior Design & Styling Award: Sailing Yachts (Showboats Design Awards 2014)

At 60m/197ft, she creates an impressive figure on the water and her interior and exterior spaces are perfectly balanced to make the most of outdoor living in some of the most beautiful locations in the world.

Luxury yacht SEAHAWK - Salon

Luxury yacht SEAHAWK – Salon

The large salon is a contemporary and masculine environments using dark colours, glass and burnished metal for an atmospheric environment that creatively divides the space for formal dining and socialising. Forward of the salon is the media room for entertainment while in transit and evenings curled up with a film.

“Discover your piece of paradise this summer on a high performance yacht fresh from maintenance in New Zealand and contact CharterWorld now to secure your favoured dates.”

Superyacht SEAHAWK - Formal dining area

Superyacht SEAHAWK – Formal dining area

On the foredeck guests can take morning coffee at the forward seating or have a cocktail under the stars. The aft deck offers an impressive dining experience with shaded cockpit dining, additional seating and a wet bar. Towards the stern the spacious deck are can be used for sunbathing or exercise using the on board gym equipment.

Sunpads on the flybridge add an additional place for guests to unwind under the tropical sun and in the evenings, the upper flybridge becomes an outdoor cinema for entertainment under the stars.

Superyacht SEAHAWK has a great selection of water toys, which include:

  • 4 x Seabobs
  • 2 x jet skis
  • wake boards
  • water skis
  • scuba diving equipment, and
  • inflatable toys

As an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre, every guest has the opportunity to learn how to use the water toys for the first time for skills that last a lifetime.

Sailing yacht SEAHAWK - Master suite with private salon

Sailing yacht SEAHAWK – Master suite with private salon

The on board accommodation sleeps up to 12 guests across 5/6 cabins: 1 Master suite, 2 VIP staterooms, 2 double cabins and 1 double cabin convertible into 2 cabins. An expert crew of 11 will ensure that everything runs smoothly and your guests receive and exceptional level of service throughout the charter.

Sailing yacht SEAHAWK is available in South Pacific destinations including Fiji, Tonga and Tahiti from €250,000 per week plus expenses. Discover your piece of paradise this summer on a high performance yacht fresh from maintenance in New Zealand and contact CharterWorld now to secure your favoured dates.

New Build 39.5m Expedition Yacht for Charter due 2018

April 25, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The New Zealand shipbuilder Profab Engineering is building a new superyacht for charter – The Beast. Designed as a charter superyachts, the 39.5m catamaran The Beast is scheduled for delivery in 2018 and will be a fantastic new addition to the New Zealand and South Pacific charter market.

Catamaran The Beast

Catamaran The Beast

With a beam of 12m, The Beast has a total gross tonnage of 495GT. Accommodation will be provided for a total of 12 guests in 5 cabins. Luxurious feel onboard The Beast is also provided by airy open spaces, as well as plenty of options for outdoor entertainment.

Catamaran The Beast Profab Engineering

Catamaran The Beast Profab Engineering

One of the great features of this catamaran includes the ability carry a 13m Sportfisher, a 9m Amphibious tender, kayaks, paddle boards, dive equipment and a full range of heavy and light fishing equipment. The Beast hosts a Teppanyaki restaurant style BBQ on the fly bridge. The Beast is capable of carrying 76,000 litres of fuel for an extensive range.

The Beast - Profab Engineering

The Beast – Profab Engineering

Catamaran The Beast was designed by LOMOcean, the New Zealand design company, who has designed shadow vessel Charley, recently launched in Australia.

38.7m Motor Yacht Hull 1015 Nearing Completion at Yachting Developments

April 20, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

New Zealand yard Yachting Developments is nearing completion of the 38.7m sportsfisher Hull 1015. Earlier this month (April 8) the hull and superstructure of the vessel were joined together, and the new sportsfishes is now in the final stage of construction.

Yachting Developments New Zealand - motor yacht Hull1015

Yachting Developments New Zealand – motor yacht Hull1015

Upon delivery, the new motor yacht will become the largest all-carbon sportsfisher in the world. She is currently being built for her very experienced yacht owner and a passionate fisherman. Her exterior design and naval architecture were developed by Michael Peters Yacht Design. Yachting Development’s in-house team is taking care of the interior, as well as structural engineering.

The Managing Director of Yachting Developments commented on the project: “It is always gratifying to see a project start coming together in its finished form and this transformational stage of the build of Hull 1015 is a tangible reminder of what a unique and exciting project this is. We are looking forward to her launch later this year.”

Motor yacht Hull 1015 is scheduled for delivery in Q3 of 2017.

While this project underway, there are two stunning sailing yachts built by Yachting Developments that are available for private charters. Charter sailing yachts BLISS and Silvertip in the South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Contact CharterWorld now for more information.

Forget ‘Plan A': Charter superyacht ‘Plan B’ in French Polynesia and the South Pacific

April 11, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Luxury yacht PLAN B (ex.HMAS FLINDERS) has charter availability in French Polynesia and the South Pacific this summer; from the beautiful blues of Bora Bora to the emerald forests of Fiji, there is a vast choice of natural beauty, culture and boutique shopping to experience. Built by the Australian navy in 1973 and refitted in 2011, she is a seamless combination of classic architecture and contemporary style. Filled with facilities, including a helicopter, outdoor cinema and a spa room, she is an ideal charter choice for energetic celebrations and unwinding under the tropical sun.

Superyacht PLAN B - Aerial view

Superyacht PLAN B – Aerial view

Both the interior and exterior design follows a theme of travel and guests will quickly spot the road signs adorning the walls, travel chests and animal print cushions for a safari-like effect.

Luxury yacht PLAN B - Lounge in the Great room

Luxury yacht PLAN B – Lounge in the Great room

Unlike most superyachts, Luxury yacht PLAN B has a ‘Great room’ where guests can enjoy informal gatherings in a space consisting of a lounge, dining area and study/research station with multiple monitors. The dining area is located in its own alcove and provides guests with a unique dining experience that continues the theme found across the decks. Outside of meal times, the cosy spot is ideal for a quiet night of reading or playing games together as a family.

If you are having guests over, the main salon is an excellent place to meet and greet before heading out onto the main deck for alfresco dining and refreshments under perfect blue skies.

“Luxury yacht PLAN B is available for French Polynesia and South Pacific charters from $195,000-$250,000 USD per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld to reserve your dates, or look for other luxury yachts available in French Polynesia and the South Pacific here.”

Luxury yacht PLAN B - Entertainment on the main deck

Luxury yacht PLAN B – Entertainment on the main deck

Comfortable seating is arranged for small groups to enjoy intimate conversation, while the spacious sunpads towards the aft benefit from the most sun while still being close to the sheltered bar for quick refreshments.

Superyacht PLAN B - Skylounge

Superyacht PLAN B – Skylounge

The glittering sky lounge offers a second location for entertaining in a bright space filled with floor to ceiling windows and vibrant art. It also serves as a convenient retreat for guests who wish to escape from the night air after a day of serenity out on the sheltered upper aft deck.

Up on the sun deck, there is little to do other than to relax and unwind, chatting with friends and family as you soak in the Jacuzzi or take an afternoon nap on the sun pads while surrounded by sweeping views of your striking destination.

Superyacht PLAN B has an excellent collection of water toys, which includes:

  • jet skis
  • water skis
  • sea scooters
  • kayaks
  • paddleboards
  • a waterslide
  • scuba diving equipment
  • snorkelling equipment
  • fishing gear, and
  • inflatable and towable toys
Motor yacht PLAN B - Master suite

Motor yacht PLAN B – Master suite

The accommodation layout is designed to sleep up to 12 guests over 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins and 2 double cabins that convert to twins. A crew of 12 will provide you and your guests with everything you require for an energetic or relaxing charter experience outside of the region’s usual charter grounds of the Caribbean and Bahamas.

Luxury yacht PLAN B is available for French Polynesia and South Pacific charters from $195,000-$250,000 USD per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld to reserve your dates, or look for other luxury yachts available in French Polynesia and the South Pacific here.

Superyacht Big Fish is booking up fast for summer 2017: secure your charter in French Polynesia or Fiji

March 27, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Ever popular 45m/148ft motor yacht BIG FISH is booking up fast for charters in 2017: find out why she is so highly regarded and reserve your dates today.

Motor yacht BIG FISH

Motor yacht BIG FISH

Built by New Zealand company McMullen & Wing in 2010 and featuring the architectural design talents of Greg Marshall Design, explorer yacht BIG FISH has chartered from the South Pacific to Antarctica and up to Northern Europe.

M/Y BIG FISH holds numerous awards, winning the Naval Architecture Award: Motor Yachts at the Showboats Design Awards 2011 and the Best Power 40m-65m at the International Superyacht Society Awards 2011 as well as receiving the following:

Finalist:

  • Exterior Design & Styling Award: Displacement Motor Yachts 100′-199′ (SDA 2011)
  • Interior Layout Award: Motor Yachts (SDA 2011)
  • Environmental Protection Award (SDA 2011)

Special commendation:

  • Best Displacement Motor yacht of below 500GT (30m to approximately 49.9m) (WSA 2011)
  • Judges’ Special Award (WSA 2011)
Superyacht BIG FISH - Main salon

Superyacht BIG FISH – Main salon

Main salon and dining area make use of expansive windows running down both sides of the interior space to flood the area with natural light. Oversized armchairs, sofas and bay window seating provides guests of any age plenty of places to stretch out whilst admiring the views of the South Pacific.

M/Y BIG FISH - Formal dining area

M/Y BIG FISH – Formal dining area

The formal dining area forward of the main salon seats up to 6 guests in elegant simplicity for a dining experience where the company is the focus.

The main deck aft aboard superyacht BIG FISH

The main deck aft aboard superyacht BIG FISH

Main deck aft has comfortable seating for the whole group to gather together and the tables are a convenient place to rest reading material, laptops or for coffee mornings. The deck is designed with a layer to prevent damage from high heeled shoes, so charter guests can invite friends and host parties without the need to worry about what is on everyone’s feet.

The upper deck hosts the Master suite, and guests occupying this floor will have an enviably large cabin with floor to ceiling windows for spectacular views out onto the private upper deck and to the emerald mountains and sapphire waters beyond. Sun loungers and sunpads form the upper deck aft relaxation area, while on the fore deck there are a number of sun loungers and the wide deck area makes a great space for outdoor exercises including yoga and Tai Chi.

Spa pool and sunpads on the sundeck of luxury yacht BIG FISH

Spa pool and sunpads on the sundeck of luxury yacht BIG FISH

Sundeck has a skylight pouring natural illumination down into the decks below. Generous Jacuzzi and sunpads with alfresco dining located on this deck. Stairs lead up to a crow’s nest that allows guests to receive 360 views of the surrounding South Pacific completely uninterrupted.

Luxury yacht BIG FISH  has a great selection of water toys and her tender garage contains:

  • 8 x scuba diving equipment
  • 4 x paddleboards
  • 2 x windsurfers
  • 2 x kayaks
  • 2 x kitesurfers
  • 2 x Wake Boards
  • 1 x jet ski
  • water skis, and
  • snorkelling equipment

The broad swim platform provides easy access to the water, and as an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre, guests can learn how to properly use the water toys and leave their holiday with a lifelong skill. While in transit, the selection of on board gym equipment will allow guests to maintain their fitness routines.

Luxury yacht BIG FISH - Master suite with views out onto the upper deck aft

Luxury yacht BIG FISH – Master suite with views out onto the upper deck aft

The accommodation layout is designed for up to 10 guests over 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins, all with en-suite facilities.

Expedition yacht BIG FISH is available for charter in French Polynesia this June and in Fiji this August from $245,000-$275,000 USD per week plus expenses. M/Y BIG FISH is booking up fast – secure your dates today and contact CharterWorld to avoid disappointment.

Superyacht Vantage available for South Pacific charters

March 13, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

46m/150ft luxury yacht VANTAGE is available for charter in Fiji this summer. Built by Palmer Johnson in 2010, and refitted in 2015 with an exterior and interior by Nuvolari & Lenard, this sleek motor yacht features an impressive collection of water toys and activities for an active and memorable South Pacific charter.

Motor yacht VANTAGE built by Palmer Johnson

Motor yacht VANTAGE built by Palmer Johnson

The sumptuous main salon features an uncluttered contemporary style designed for efficient space usage by all guests. Gather on the ‘L’ shaped seating to plan your day ahead or watch a film together on the widescreen TV. The adjacent formal dining table is ideal for meals in air conditioned surroundings and for guests looking for a large space to spread out with their hobbies. The wet bar beside the main salon severs an excellent selection of beverages throughout the day for keeping guests refreshed and ready for the next activity.

The vivid landscapes and Polynesian culture makes for interesting subject matter for artists and photographers alike, who could spend all day watching the horizon from the main aft deck while friends and family sunbathe on the sunpads.

The upper deck is where guests will find the more sunpads and outdoor seating, as well as a raised Jacuzzi, situated for panoramic views whilst guests watch for marine life between the mangroves and lagoons.

The accommodation layout is designed for a maximum of 12 guests over 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins, 2 twins cabins and 2 Pullman berths. A professional crew of 8 will provide everything you and your guests need for a relaxed and entertaining cruise.

Likuliku Lagoon - Photo credit: Adam Selwood

Likuliku Lagoon – Photo credit: Adam Selwood

Superyacht VANTAGE is available in Fiji this summer from $192,500 USD per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more information or look for other luxury yachts available in the South Pacific.

Charter the stunning South Pacific aboard S/Y Ethereal from Royal Huisman

March 06, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Discover the true South Pacific away from the crowds aboard luxury sailing yacht ETHEREAL.

Sailing yacht ETHEREAL built by Royal Huisman

Sailing yacht ETHEREAL built by Royal Huisman

Built by Royal Huisman in 2009, 58m/190ft superyacht ETHEREAL won the Showboats Design Awards 2011 for design and technology and was a finalist in two other awards categories:

• Exterior Design & Styling Award: Sailing Yachts (Showboats Design Awards 2010)
• Best Sailing Yacht in 45+m size range (World Superyacht Awards 2010)

Luxury yacht ETHEREAL - Main salon

Luxury yacht ETHEREAL – Main salon

The interior and exterior layout was designed by Pieter Beeldsnijder Design and her naval architecture was completed by Ron Holland Design for a harmonious environment inside and out. Her innovative energy saving features include glass laminates which darken and become more opaque from exposure to intense infrared heat. The result is a better temperature controlled interior where the air-con is needed less frequently. Adding to her energy-saving measures is a bank of lithium batters that charge while under sail, reducing the dependency on her hybrid generators.

Superyacht ETHEREAL - Formal dining area

Superyacht ETHEREAL – Formal dining area

The internal dining area is beautifully bright and serene, taking advantage of the multiple windows to best reflect the natural light. Navy blue on the furnishings completes the classic nautical appearance of this area before the surroundings change to wood panelling for an opulent, traditional and ambient environment in which to relax.

Luxury yacht ETHEREAL contains two salons: the upper salon is well suited to daytime use as an area to read and relax. The lower deck has plenty to interest the musicians in the group and a piano and guitars allow for a group ensemble for evening entertainment.

Aft view sunpads - superyacht ETHEREAL

Aft view sunpads – superyacht ETHEREAL

On the deck there is a Bedouin tent where guests can exercise with the on board gym equipment or relax on the sunpads.

The toy chest is bursting with choice, offering kayaks, wakeboards, water-skis, windsurfers, sail boats, beach games and snorkelling equipment as well as a number of towable toys.

S/Y ETHEREAL - Master suite

S/Y ETHEREAL – Master suite

The interior layout accommodates up to 12 guests throughout 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 1 double cabin and 2 convertible twin cabins with 2 Pullman berths.

Sailing yacht ETHEREAL is available year-round in the South Pacific from $225,000 USD per week plus expenses. For more information on her crew, facilities and availability, contact CharterWorld today.

Sailing yacht Cavallo available for South Pacific charters

March 06, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Baltic Yachts‘s 43m/141ft sailing yacht CAVALLO (ex.CANICA) is available for charter to South Pacific destinations such as Fiji and Tonga from the end of April until the start of June. Capable of a cruising speed of 13 knots and a maximum speed of 15 knots, she is an enticing choice for guests wishing to experience the power of sails for a more silent charter without sacrificing on speed.

 

S/Y CAVALLO - Photo credit Baltic Yachts

S/Y CAVALLO – Photo credit Baltic Yachts

John Munford created her timeless interiors and the main salon and dining area uses warm tones from rich wooden panelling to create a welcoming environment. Perfect for relaxing away from the midday sun, there is plenty of space for the whole group to gather together for conversation or games.

Main salon inside luxury yacht CAVALLO - Photo credit Baltic Yachts

Main salon inside luxury yacht CAVALLO – Photo credit Baltic Yachts

The exterior has plenty of seating for outdoor living, with the option to dine alfresco to the aft. At the bow, the clear deck space is perfect for yoga and similar exercises while you take in the South Pacific scenery comprised of a jumble of flat sandy beaches and towering volcanic islands.

The on board gym equipment will help maintain a fitness routine whilst in transit and the steam room will relax tired muscles after your workout. Her toy chest is packed with activities for guests of all ages and fitness levels and includes water-skis, a wakeboard, stand-up paddleboards, scuba diving equipment, fishing equipment and inflatable toys.

S/Y CAVALLO Master suite - Photo credit Baltic Yachts

S/Y CAVALLO Master suite – Photo credit Baltic Yachts

The accommodation provides for up to 10 guests in comfort and style, and consists of 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins with 2 Pullman berths.

Superyacht CAVALLO is available in Fiji and Tonga this April from $85,000 USD – $115,000 USD per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld to find out more, or find other luxury yachts available in the South Pacific now.