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South Pacific Luxury Yacht Charter & Superyacht News

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.

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 Bednarova

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.