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South Pacific Luxury Yacht Charter & Superyacht News

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.

Charter Seven Sins to Tahiti this autumn

June 20, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

Take a charter to the unspoiled and intoxicating beauty of French Polynesia this September and October aboard 44m/144ft superyacht SEVEN SINS. Built in 2005 by Heesen and refitted in 2015, luxury yacht SEVEN SINS contains all the latest technology – including a home cinema and karaoke in the skylounge – for exceptional performance and entertainment.

Luxury yacht SEVEN SINS

Luxury yacht SEVEN SINS

From the octagonal Jacuzzi to the Hammam steam room and sauna, SEVEN SINS provides no end of opportunity to unwind and relax into the laid-back atmosphere of Tahiti. The sun pads and shaded alfresco dining areas on the upper and lower aft decks offer spectacular views of the South Pacific islands.

Inside, the spacious main saloon is adorned in Cherrywood and Makassar furniture to create an inviting seating area for socialising and entertaining. Floor to ceiling windows allow daylight and moonlight to cascade through from the outside.

Luxury yacht SEVEN SINS - saloon

Luxury yacht SEVEN SINS – saloon

As an approved RYA Sports Centre, SEVEN SINS offers the perfect opportunity to spend hours enjoying the azure waters of the South Pacific whilst earning a jet-ski certificate. SEVEN SINS has a great range of water toys, including 2 SeaDoo personal water craft, 1 Seabob and 1 wakeboard, beach games and 1 Castoldi Jet tender.

SEVEN SINS can accommodate 10 guests in 5 rooms: 1 master suite, 2 VIP staterooms and 2 twin cabins. Up to 8 crew can comfortably man the vessel and ensure that French Polynesia is every bit as remarkable to experience as it is to look at.

Available from €125,000 per week, plus expenses, SEVEN SINS is ready to provide not-so-guilty pleasures in one of the finest destinations in the South Pacific. Contact CharterWorld for more information.

Charter luxury expedition yacht Big Fish in Papua New Guinea

June 13, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

Explore the remote and exotic locations of Papua New Guinea and charter luxury superyacht Big Fish. At 45m/148ft, Big Fish provides a comfortable and tech-savvy base for up to 10 guests and 10 crew.

Luxury expedition charter yacht BIG FISH by McMullen and Wing

Luxury expedition charter yacht BIG FISH by McMullen and Wing

Designed for adventure charters, Big Fish has plenty of observation platforms and large-scale windows to take in its tropical surroundings. Unwind on the large sundeck or in the Jacuzzi and enjoy uninterrupted views of the verdant rain-forests and atolls from this stunning luxury charter yacht.

Big Fish hosts plenty of water toys, including a 7.9m custom tender, a kite-surf and scuba diving gear. The swim platform makes underwater exploration of the coral reefs effortless and with diving and fishing experts on board, there’s never been a better time or location to learn a new skill or build upon an established one. For those guests not tired out by exploring the jungles and waters of Papua New Guinea, Big Fish also contains a fully equipped gym ready to satisfy any workout regime.

Yacht Big Fish in the South Pacific

Yacht Big Fish in the South Pacific

After a day amongst the vibrant wonders of Papua New Guinea, relax and recover in the sumptuous lounges designed by Gregory Marshall for comfort and modern chic. Pale wood and light furniture with blue and green accents amplifies the light flowing in from the surrounding windows – perfect to unwind in after a long day of exploration.

Spacious enough to accommodate 10 guests in its 5 suites, as well as an attending crew of 10, Big Fish is the ideal luxury charter yacht for combining big adventure, luxury and leisure. Contact CharterWorld to find out more today.

South Pacific: Seal Superyachts Opens New Offices in Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Fiji & Tahiti

May 12, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Seal Superyachts, a well-known superyacht support agency, has announced its expansion to four South Pacific yachting and yacht charter destinations: Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Fiji and Tahiti, in addition to its already existing gestations in the Indian Ocean and Asia. The new expansion means the company will now be able to offer a comprehensive coverage of its operations across the southern Pacific Ocean.

South Pacific - Photo by David Kirkland Photography

South Pacific – Photo by David Kirkland Photography

VANUATU

Justin Jenkins of Seal Superyachts Vanuatu says about the new expansion “becoming part of the Seal Superyachts family is a completely natural evolution for us here in Vanuatu. Seal are well known for having strong principles of honesty and transparency. This is the same focus we have in helping our clients realize their wishes.”

He continues “Our business is growing fast and so are the size and the amount of yachts now visiting the Pacific and Vanuatu. Our clients will benefit from a close-knit team that believes in giving the best service and staying on top of our game. The transformation of Vanuatu Yacht Services to Seal Superyachts Vanuatu will enable us to provide even better levels of service to our clients. We are extremely proud of being part of Seal Superyachts expansion to the Pacific!”

South Pacific - a one of a kind yachting and yacht charter destination - Photo by David Kirkland Photography

South Pacific – a one of a kind yachting and yacht charter destination – Photo by David Kirkland Photography

NEW CALEDONIA

Previously known as Noumea Yacht Services and situated on the waterfront of the main port and marina in Noumea, the company is New Caledonia’s first Superyacht service agency.

Herve Moal, Managing Partner of Seal Superyachts New Caledonia also expressed his opinion, “As an established Superyacht agent servicing yachts since 2006, we have a reputable and honorable standing for our prompt professional services. We base our whole operation on reliable service to yachts and their crew, covering every aspect of their individual needs. We respond quickly and proactively to all requests and we ensure each of our clients receive top quality supplies and services.” In terms of joining Seal Superyachts, Herve went on to explain “To be able to provide a reliable and trustworthy group of offices that can seamlessly serve Superyachts as they cruise across the South Pacific, is something we felt we had to be part of. We are really excited for the future of Superyacht cruising in our region”.

FIJI

Seal Superyachts is now also able to provide superyacht support in Fiji with an official presence. Since 2006, Baobab Marine was set up to provide yachts traversing the Pacific the option to have skilled repairs, maintenance, and quality fabrications carried out in Fiji. Since its beginning, the company has expanded to become the for most Superyacht specialist in Fiji, and will now be known under Seal Superyachts Fiji.

Brian Smith, heading up the Seal Superyachts Fiji team remarked “With an ever expanding Superyacht industry in Fiji we find ourselves growing every year and are privileged to have a long list of repeat clients. Becoming part of Seal Superyachts allows us to provide an additional level of service to our clients, by providing them with continued high-quality service, through their travels in the South Pacific and beyond. We believe that Seal Superyachts pride themselves on delivering quality service and support, in line with our business philosophies”.

TAHITI

Mr. Pascal Bredin, a former charter captain, founded Tahiti Yacht Services in 2005 to offer his know-how and expertise to Superyachts coming to French Polynesia, be it privately or with yacht charter guests on board. Starting as a family-run company based close to the Taina Marina in the district of Punaauia, they have since grown to become the representative agent for Sevenstar Yacht Transport and Dockwise Yacht Transport. Tahiti Yacht Services has rebranded and will now be known as Seal Superyachts Tahiti.

Born on the island of Tahiti, Mr. Pascal Bredin is the new Managing Partner of Seal Superyachts Tahiti and has over twenty years of experience in the yachting and maritime industry. Celebrating the new direction for his team, Pascal says “I know our clients enjoy working with us. Our Polynesian hospitality, together with a ‘make it happen attitude’ sets us apart and takes the stress out of cruising the Tahitian islands. We strive to deliver reliable and transparent solutions to our valuable customers and we look forward to adding our Polynesian smile and service to the Seal Superyachts family”.

Seal Superyachts Managing Director Adam Frost has also spoken about the today’s announcement: “I am delighted. We are bringing four leading support agencies in the Pacific Ocean into the Seal Superyachts group of dedicated support specialists. Looking further ahead, we’ll work towards a full global network of connected support services for the Superyacht and Yachting industries”

Yachting and Charter in the South Pacific: Revamped Micro Website Launched by SPTO

April 01, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Developed and hosted by the South Pacific Tourism Organisation, the newly redesigned and updated website – The Pacific Cruise Micro-site – has been relaunched. The project was funded by the European Union, to offer a comprehensive online access to port information for American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Timor-Leste, Tonga and Vanuatu.

Papua New Guinea - Photo by David Kirkland

Papua New Guinea – Photo by David Kirkland

Pacific Cruise microsite represents an important reference source and regional promotional tool that was created to up to date and authoritative information on cruise operations in the region, which was previously inaccessible to many.

SPTO Chief Executive Ilisoni Vuidreketi says “equipped with this Pacific Cruise microsite, participation in the premier trade show event such as Seatrade Cruise Global in Fort Lauderdale, is an equally essential action by the Pacific cruise tourism sector to boost targeted promotion of the region as a desirable cruise tourism destination.”

Niue - Photo by David Kirkland

Niue – Photo by David Kirkland

The site he adds has “improved access to comprehensive and authoritative Pacific cruise and port information by global cruise lines and improved the systematic promotion of the Pacific cruise tourism sector.”

The website provides details on port and berthing anchorages, positions, depth, bottom composition, satellite reference images , pilot roses – historical wind speed & direction used for planning, official Charts – name and number displayed for each country, customs and immigration information, destination information, ports of entry with relevant satellite images.

“Yachts, Superyachts and Cruise ships distribute an enormous amount of wealth into the economies of the South Pacific.”, said Dietmar Petutschnig CEO of Good Anchorage, project consultants.

“With the help of SPTO and its member organization’s Customs and Immigration, Port and Maritime Authorities, National Tourism offices and Tourism departments we have now identified that yachting of small and medium sized vessels alone bring more revenue into a country – and specifically into outer ridges – than many of the number one commodity based export industries such as Copra. In addition it reduces urbanization and supports communities and cultural integrity for many of these Island Nations. If you add cruise ships on top of it the overall positive impact is multiplied”

VANTAGE and AD-VANTAGE – Two Outstanding Vessels Refitted by Oceania Marine

February 16, 2016

Written by zuzana

Take a look at VANTAGE and AD-VANTAGE at play in Tahiti in the amazing video below, shared by Oceania Marine and released by Superyacht Private Expeditions, specializing in dive explorations for private and charter yachts, customizing trips anywhere in the world. The two outstanding vessels were both beautifully refitted by the New Zealand-based Oceania Marine.

Firstly, Oceania Marine undertook a full re-paint and other works on the 46M Palmer Johnson VANTAGE, and subsequently the shipyard performed the conversion of AD-VANTAGE into a luxurious 53M shadow boat. Destined for the same client, both projects had very tight timeframes, with the Oceania Marine team delivering excellent performance.

Both vessels are currently based in the South Pacific and Oceania Marine is supplying continued support to them in such breath-taking exotic locations as Tahiti.

Fantastic Opening Day of the NZ Millennium Cup for Claasen Yachts

January 28, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The 2016 NZ Millennium Cup saw a fantastic first day come to an end, as eight outstanding vessels competed for the position in the emerald waters of the Bay of Islands in New Zealand. Amongst these yachts were two Claasen boats designed by Andre Hoek: the 33m sloop SHAMOUN and the Truly Classic 90 KEALOHA.

Shamoun - Photo Credit Hoek Brokerage

Shamoun - Photo Credit Hoek Brokerage

A short course for racing was selected by the race officials, due to the wind conditions, with the superyachts racing from the mouth of the Bay of Islands, around the Orams Marine buoy, out to Roberton Island, before flinging them out to Ninepin Island, back to Orams Marine buoy and then towards the finish line. Claasen’s charter yacht SHAMOUN was first over the line at 11:30 blasting a fast path down to the start. Added excitement was created when one of the crew members had to leap aboard form a tender flying alongside.

Sailing yacht KEALOHA -  Main

Sailing yacht KEALOHA - Main

Further into the race, charter yacht KEALOHA was leading the Millennium Cup division as the yachts turned down the bay. However, it was Janice of Wyoming that sailed a powerful race and crossed the finish line as the winner. KEALOHA did held onto the second place however, despite the tough competition. SHAMOUN also shows fabulous performance with all the grace one would expect from the last classic superyacht constructed in the 20th century.

Luxury Sailing Yacht SILVERTIP available in New Zealand and French Polynesia

January 21, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Luxury sailing yacht SILVERTIP is available for New Zealand charters this winter and yachting holidays in French Polynesia in the summer. The 33,80-metre vessel is a fabulous choice for adventurous vacations with a difference, offering three comfortable deluxe cabins to six guests. She is available for US$60,000 per week plus expenses.

SILVERTIP for charter in New Zealand in winter and French Polynesia in summer

SILVERTIP for charter in New Zealand in winter and French Polynesia in summer

SILVERTIP is a beautiful high-performance sloop, constructed by the renowned Yachting Developments shipyard in New Zealand. She was designed by the equally well-known UK-based Dubois Naval Architects, boasting inviting, airy and warm interiors by Agnes Comar.

Sailing yacht SILVERTIP- From Above

Sailing yacht SILVERTIP- From Above

Three luxurious cabins include one Owner’s suite, one double cabin as well as one twin cabin. The yacht is serviced by a professional crew of four, including a skilled Captain.

Sailing yacht SILVERTIP- Master Cabin

Sailing yacht SILVERTIP- Master Cabin

One of the special features of SILVERTIP is her innovative prod on the foredeck as well as the imported Swedish pear wood that adorns the magnificent interior. The vast cockpit is protected by a large, folding but semi-permanent spray hood.

Sailing yacht SILVERTIP- Main Salon

Sailing yacht SILVERTIP- Main Salon

SILVERTIP was built in composite and can be powered by a single 300hp Lugger L6108 A diesel engine. She is ABS classed and boasts a beam of 7,1 metres with a maximum draft of 4,3 metres.

Sailing yacht SILVERTIP- On Deck

Sailing yacht SILVERTIP- On Deck

For more information about chartering SILVERTIP in New Zealand this winter or in the French Polynesia in the summer, don’t hesitate to approach our experienced team of brokers.

Sailing Yacht Silvertip

Year:2002 (Refit 2012)  L.O.A.:33.8m (111')   Beam:7.1m (23'29'') 
Max Speed:  Cruise Speed:  Engines:1x300 HP Lugger L6108 A d 
Cabins: Charter Guest: Crew:

Tahiti attracted 45 Luxury Superyachts in 2015

January 15, 2016

Written by zuzana

Tahiti, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in the world, nestled in French Polynesia, South Pacific, attracted a total number of 45 luxury superyachts in 2015, as reported by Asia Pacific Superyachts Tahiti (APS) director Etienne Boutin.

Aerial view of Tahiti's Marina Taina

Aerial view of Tahiti’s Marina Taina

Looking forward to an amazing 2016, Etienne Boutin said: “2015 was an average year for Tahiti superyacht visits with a total of 45 – let’s hope 2016 will be brilliant!”

The main Pacific Hub represents Tahiti’s Marina Taina, with Papeete Port coming in second. The top class Marina Taina is positioned five miles west of Papeete Harbour and was the first superyacht facility in French Polynesia, built in 1994 and expanded in 2004.

Marina Taina offers a safe, quiet and pollution-free environment in a breath-taking lagoon. The marina is close to city amenities and within walking distance of excellent dining and a shopping mall, home to the largest supermarket in Tahiti. Two concrete docks are reserved for luxury yachts and able to handle up to 27 units under 60 meters at the same time. Mooring is stern-to with one anchor and lines on 4 tons bottom blocks – depth varies from 4 to 15m.

Plenty of superyachts arriving from the Panama Canal reach the fabulous French Polynesia every year to explore its pristine islands and exotic culture.

Stylish Rolls-Royce ‘Dawn’ Launched Aboard Australia Charter Yacht TANGO

December 02, 2015

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Charter yacht TANGO, the largest superyacht available for rent in Australia was chosen to escort the new Rolls-Royce ‘Dawn’ car model. She was filmed entering the beautiful Sydney Harbour last week with the stunning and stylish new Roll-Royce on board.

Motor Yacht TANGO

Motor Yacht TANGO

Dawn is believed to be available for £250,000 and was described by Roll-Royce CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes as “the sexiest Rolls-Royce ever built”. Roll-Royce will start the production of Dawn next year.

Rolls-Royce Dawn aboard Superyacht Tango in Sydney - Photo posted on Facebook by Bray Management

Rolls-Royce Dawn aboard Superyacht Tango in Sydney – Photo posted on Facebook by Bray Management

Below is a video of charter yacht TANGO entering the Sydney Harbour at dawn, with Dawn on board. The video was published on YouTube by Business InsiderAU.

Cameron Bray, owner of Bray Management, announce that they have chosen TANGO to accompany DAWN because both the yacht and the vehicle represent the renowned Australian outdoor lifestyle and the al fresco feeling. Mr Bray added: “Obviously, as the car is named the ‘Dawn’, we wanted to capture the ‘Dawn at dawn'”.

Superyacht TANGO

Superyacht TANGO

TANGO yacht - saloon

TANGO yacht – saloon

While Rolls-Royce’s Dawn is a beautiful and stylish luxury car, chartering TANGO might provide you with an even more amazing experience and unforgettable memories. She is a comfortable and well-equipped deluxe vessel measuring 42,5 metres (121ft) with an extensive refit from 2014. Accommodation aboard TANGO is offered to eight charter guests in four spacious cabins. She is a fantastic choice when it comes to family holidays in Australia, holiday getaways with friends or corporate team-building vacations.

TANGO - Beach club

TANGO – Beach club

Charter Yacht TANGO - Bridge deck

Charter Yacht TANGO – Bridge deck

Her spacious and elegant interior is ideal for entertainment and socialising. The main deck saloon and dining area are open plan, with the saloon flowing naturally to the aft deck, where plush furnishings await guests, as well as a possibility for al fresco dining. This area can be used by the guests regardless of the weather as she is equipped with clear side panels for additional protection.

TANGO - Aft deck view

TANGO – Aft deck view

TANGO Yacht - Bridge deck lounge

TANGO Yacht – Bridge deck lounge

Further aft, dual steps lead to the swim platform and a spacious beach club, equipped with sauna. Here, guests can enjoy the variety of water toys offered by Tango yacht or simply relax and sunbathe. The pilot house above the main deck offers another guest seating area and tables. The ample foredeck also boasts plenty of seating, sun pads and a built in bow spa tub.

Super Yacht TANGO - Master stateroom

Super Yacht TANGO – Master stateroom

Yacht TANGO - Master ensuite

Yacht TANGO – Master ensuite

Australia Yacht Charter On Board TANGO Superyacht

If you are planning on holidaying in Australia or Sydney and would like to obtain more information about the TANGO yacht, its availability and itineraries, please contact our professional and friendly brokers who will be happy to assist you in organising an unforgettable vacation.

Yacht TANGO

Year:2006 (Refit 2014)  L.O.A.:42.5 m (129'5'')  Beam:8 m / 26.25 feet 
Max Speed:16 knots  Cruise Speed:14 knots  Engines: 
Cabins: Charter Guest: Crew:

When booking your Australia yacht charter in the South Pacific, remember to contact a company that has access to all the boats… And choose an impartial one that works for you personally (not the yacht owner), with your best interests at heart – like CharterWorld. We are the largest specialised broker of luxury yacht charters and we are the most dedicated, as proven by the testimonials of our clients.