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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.

Charter through vivid Indonesian landscapes aboard luxury phinisi Zen

March 01, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

53m/173ft luxury phinisi schooner ZEN is available for charter in Indonesia this summer, with choice itineraries offering exceptional tours of the islands’ living culture, natural wonders and historic treasures.

Luxury phinisi ZEN

Luxury phinisi ZEN

Built by Global Adventure Group Ltd in 2013 with design and build assistance from renowned Zygmunt Choren, this exceptional sailing yacht provides a classic Indonesian appearance combined with the modern day amenities of wifi and air conditioning. Two-week itineraries are available for carefully selected destinations which exhibit the soul of Indonesia away from the usual tourist traps: from Sorong to Ambon or Alor to Komodo, there is something to suit charter guests of all ages and levels of physical activity.

Sail Yacht ZEN - Formal dining area

Sail Yacht ZEN – Formal dining area

While you charter through some of the most idyllic locations in the South Pacific, relax in the atmospheric salon replete with Indonesian artwork and detailing from the ceilings to the floors. Large windows flood the interior with natural light during the day for group socialisation around the sofa or games at the tables.

Luxury yacht ZEN - Sunbeds on deck

Luxury yacht ZEN – Sunbeds on deck

Sunbathe on the sun loungers or the canvas-covered sunpads up on deck whilst you watch your last destination disappear into the distance. As you head off to the next verdant spot free from crowds and full of things to discover, the spacious deck is an excellent spot to exercise or meditate in the fresh sea air.

The water toys give your group the enviable opportunity to get up close to the arches, coves and lagoons that give Indonesia its unmistakable beauty, and 2 Waverunners, water skis, a wakeboard, kayaks, snorkelling equipment, scuba diving equipment and fishing equipment is at your disposal.

Sail Yacht ZEN - Master suite

Sail Yacht ZEN – Master suite

The accommodation sleeps up to 14 guests in a 7 cabin configuration: 1 Master suite, 5 double cabins and 1 twin cabin. The experienced crew of 18 includes a dive instructor and a cruise director to ensure that wherever you go, you will experience the best of your destination.

Luxury phinisi ZEN is available in Indonesian waters from April at a special charter rate of $70,000 USD per week plus expenses. To find out more about her itineraries and on board amenities, contact CharterWorld, or find other yachts for charter in Indonesia.

Head-turning Party Girl still available for Caribbean and Bahamas charters

February 18, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Built in 2013 by Icon Yachts, 62m/205ft luxury yacht PARTY GIRL (ex.MERIDIAN, MAIDELLE) is available for charter in the Caribbean and Bahamas before moving on to Northern Europe and then French Polynesia in the South Pacific.

Icon Motor Yacht PARTY GIRL - Main

Icon Motor Yacht PARTY GIRL – Main

With interiors from Cristiano Gatto Design and exterior styling by Redman Whitely Dixon, PARTY GIRL is a wonderfully heady mix of calming pastel shades and striking bold blues, each in their own unique space and proudly displaying oriental accents.

The impressive teamwork that went into this iconic yacht placed her as a finalist in three categories at the 2013 Showboats Design Awards:

  • Interior Design Award: Motor Yachts 200ft+
  • Interior Layout Award: Motor Yachts
  • Exterior Design & Styling Award: Displacement Motor Yachts 200ft+
Superyacht PARTY GIRL - Formal dining and main salon

Superyacht PARTY GIRL – Formal dining and main salon

On the main deck, the spacious main salon is arranged for guest socialisation, with plenty of seating for inviting guests aboard while dockside. The wet bar has ample choice for an afternoon aperitif or an evening cocktail and the formal dining area seats up to 14 guests in lavish style perfect for any special occasion.

Luxury yacht PARTY GIRL - Exterior lounge and view into main salon

Luxury yacht PARTY GIRL – Exterior lounge and view into main salon

To the aft, an indoor/outdoor lounge area makes an excellent spot for guests to dry off after hours spent in the transparent waters of the Bahamas and the area is also a great place to enjoy breakfast together and start your day. The main deck aft offers plenty of seating and is the perfect environment for outdoor living sheltered from the sun, with an outdoor bar providing refreshments to guests.

PARTY GIRL from Icon Yachts - Upper deck lounge area

PARTY GIRL from Icon Yachts – Upper deck lounge area

The skylounge is another beautifully appointed space offering uninterrupted views of your charter grounds while you and your guests relax and socialise. There are plenty of options for alfresco dining throughout superyacht PARTY GIRL, with the upper deck aft providing an intimate and luxurious setting for watching the sunset.

Icon Motor Yacht PARTY GIRL - Sundeck

Icon Motor Yacht PARTY GIRL – Sundeck

For the best views anywhere on board, the Jacuzzi on the sundeck will soothe tired bodies and minds as you listen to the sounds of the indigenous wildlife and the waves lapping the nearby shore.

The Master suite aboard MY PARTY GIRL

The Master suite aboard MY PARTY GIRL

Icon Motor Yacht PARTY GIRL - Master ensuite

Icon Motor Yacht PARTY GIRL – Master ensuite

The internal layout sleeps 12 guests over 8 rooms, which include 2 Master suites, 2 VIP staterooms, and 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. A crew of up to 18 can live aboard comfortably, ensuring that motor yacht PARTY GIRL lives up to her name and proves every guest with memorable service.

VIP stateroom and private lounge area aboard luxury yacht PARTY GIRL

VIP stateroom and private lounge area aboard luxury yacht PARTY GIRL

Superyacht PARTY GIRL  is available for charter in the Caribbean and the Bahamas this winter and the South Pacific this summer from $475,000 USD per week plus expenses. For more information about on-board amenities and for available charter dates, contact CharterWorld today.

Sailing yacht Rapture available for South Pacific charters this summer

February 13, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

30m/99ft sailing yacht RAPTURE from Southern Wind Yachts is available in the Caribbean until mid-March, before she makes the journey to Fiji for South Pacific charters in June. Built in 2007 and refitted in 2011, her exterior architecture is the work of Bruce Farr Yacht Design and her interior is by Nauta Design. Together, they have created a deceptively spacious environment, with plenty of room above deck for sunbathing and a large tender garage to the aft for fun in the waves.

Sailing yacht RAPTURE from  Southern Wind Yachts

Sailing yacht RAPTURE from Southern Wind Yachts

The main salon is fitted with rich wooden panelling with contrasting fabrics in navy blue and white. The interior is surrounded by windows to produce enough natural light for reading indoors, or the widescreen TV has plenty to entertain while travelling to your next destination.

SY RAPTURE - Main salon and dining area

SY RAPTURE – Main salon and dining area

The larger seating area becomes the formal dining area, or guests can dine alfresco surrounded by the rippling blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, with Fiji on the horizon.

Sailing yacht RAPTURE - Alfresco dining and sunpads surrounding the cockpit

Sailing yacht RAPTURE – Alfresco dining and sunpads surrounding the cockpit

Sailing yacht RAPTURE - View from the cockpit

Sailing yacht RAPTURE – View from the cockpit

The toy chest has everything for fun adrenaline-fuelled fun and for getting up close with the area’s magnificent wildlife, including water skis, a paddleboard, a wakeboard and diving and snorkelling equipment.

Luxury yacht RAPTURE accommodates up to 8 guests over 4 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom and 2 twin cabins. The experienced crew of 4 will ensure that you and your guests have everything you require for a fantastic holiday amongst islands full of exotic sights.

 

SY RAPTURE - Double cabin

SY RAPTURE – Double cabin

Twin cabin inside SY RAPTURE

Twin cabin inside SY RAPTURE

Sailing yacht RAPTURE is available from $45,000 USD – $55,000 USD per week plus expenses. For more information and to make a booking, contact CharterWorld now.

Expedition yacht Seawolf for charter in South Pacific this summer

February 04, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Classic 59m/193ft expedition yacht SEAWOLF (ex.DOLCE FAR NIENTE) from J. & K. Smits Scheepswerven is available in Costa Rica this April before moving to the South Pacific this summer. This eye-catching explorer was built in 1957 and after undergoing an extensive refit in 2013, she offers the very best combination of vintage appearance and modern conveniences.

M/Y SEAWOLF

M/Y SEAWOLF

Her timeless main salon and dining area are the perfect place for the whole group to gather, offering sumptuous sofas on which to watch a film on the widescreen TV or to plan for the day ahead. To the aft, guests will find an outdoor seating area with a wet bar and alfresco dining option.

M/Y SEAWOLF - Main saloon

M/Y SEAWOLF – Main saloon

 

At the Antigua Charter Show 2015, Chef Diego Andra won 2nd place in the category for Yachts 160ft and over, so whether you are commemorating a special occasion or just enjoying time away from the office, every meal will be a mouth-watering delight.

M/Y SEAWOLF - Diningroom

M/Y SEAWOLF – Diningroom

A helicopter pad on the deck above gives added convenience to visitors dropping by and guests wishing to see islands from a bird’s eye view.

For relaxing in a Jacuzzi or lounging in the sun with a drink in your hand, the bridge deck has the perfect setting for lazy afternoons and moonlit gatherings.

Breakfast on the sundeck bow aboard classic yacht SEAWOLF

Breakfast on the sundeck bow aboard classic yacht SEAWOLF

The toy chest is well stocked for discovering the wonders of Fiji, Tuamotus and similar destinations with 3 different kinds of kayak, windsurfers, diving equipment and even crewed sail boats to choose from.

Explorer yacht SEAWOLF will accommodate 12 guests across 6 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. A crew of 14 will ensure that every guest has an exceptional charter experience throughout the journey.

Motor yacht SEAWOLF is available in Costa Rica this April before moving to the South Pacific in June for the summer season. Reserve your dates by contacting CharterWorld and charter this magnificent classic from $195,000 USD per week plus expenses.

Explore Tahiti aboard charter yacht Miss Kulani

January 26, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Looking to charter somewhere different this summer? Discover the wonders of French Polynesia aboard 23m/75ft luxury yacht MISS KULANI. Built by Marlow Explorer in 2010, this beautiful vessel features holly teak flooring across her decks. In the main salon, there is plenty of spacious seating for guests to gather and plan for the day ahead, or for watching a film together at night.

Motor yacht MISS KULANI

Motor yacht MISS KULANI

Yacht MISS KULANI -  Main Salon

Yacht MISS KULANI - Main Salon

There is plenty of outdoor space for sun loungers and alfresco dining on her sundeck, where an electric grill can cook quick alfresco lunches during the day. Family friendly motor yacht MISS KULANI allows passengers into the bridge area, where guests can sit on the settee and watch the captain navigate to your next destination.

The toy chest will satisfy adrenaline seekers and leisure lovers alike, with water skis, a paddleboard, towable toys, fishing equipment and snorkelling and diving equipment.

Yacht MISS KULANI -  Al Fresco Dining on the Sundeck

Yacht MISS KULANI - Al Fresco Dining on the Sundeck

Accommodation for up to 8 guests consists of 4 beautifully appointed wood-panelled rooms: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom and 2 twin cabins. A crew of 3 will ensure that you have everything you need to make your Tahiti charter memorable.

Yacht MISS KULANI -  Master Cabin

Yacht MISS KULANI - Master Cabin

Superyacht MISS KULANI is available in the South Pacific from $30,000 USD per week plus expenses. To find out more about her availability, contact CharterWorld.

Sunset in Bora Bora

Sunset in Bora Bora

Tahiti/French Polynesia Superyacht Charter Special

July 11, 2016

Written by Mike Smith

Motor yacht Seven Sins is offering a yacht charter special of 10 DAYS FOR THE PRICE OF 7 in French Polynesia. The yacht is already on location.

Yacht Seven Sins

Yacht Seven Sins

“…every aspect of your vessel and your crew were, in a word, impeccable…”

Some of SEVEN SINS’ key features:

She has been extended by 2,5m giving even more deck space. She has also recently benefited from a retouched interior. The yacht was also a finalist at World Superyacht Awards in Refit category

Seven Sins offers a huge selection of Water Toys including Floating Trampoline and two Seabobs.

Her upper deck offers dining for 12 guests and a table for 10 on the Sun Deck. More yacht info

Swimming with the fish in French Polynesia

Swimming with the fish in French Polynesia

Feedback from someone that recently chartered the yacht in French Polynesia/Tahiti:

“I am pleased to report to you that every aspect of your vessel and your crew were, in a word, impeccable. Beyond all of my very high expectations in every way.

This email is simply to say “thank you” for sharing your vessel and its able and charming crew with us. and I hope I’ll get the chance to spend some more time on her perhaps again in the South Pacific or perhaps in the Caribbean.
Thanks again”

Tahiti ocean beauty

Tahiti ocean beauty

SEVEN SINS SPECS

BUILT/REFIT:
2005 / 2015

BUILDER:
Heesen

LENGTH (LOA):
43.80m (143′ 8″)

GUESTS:
10 in 5 cabins

CREW:
Captain
Xavier Penez + 7

Contact CharterWorld, the worldwide yacht charter experts, for a range of the luxury yachts available for a Tahiti or South Pacific vacation.