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French Riviera Superyacht Charter Specials 2013

September 05, 2013

The summer season in Europe is slowly coming to an end and numerous luxury superyachts are offering outstanding French Riviera superyacht charter specials. AFRICAN QUEEN superyacht and charter yacht NAMI are just two of the outstanding vessels cruising the French Riviera in the Mediterranean, offering their guests utmost in luxury and comfort.

Southern France

Southern France

The fabulous and glamorous  French Riviera is perhaps the most sought-after Mediterranean luxury yacht charter destinations providing visitors with sublime climate, wonderful landscape and important history, secluded and tranquil islands, as well as chic boutiques and restaurants. From Nice, Antibes, Cannes, St Tropes to Monaco, you will find everything you would expect from a perfect luxury yacht rental … and more.

Monaco - Photo credit CRT Riviera - Photo by Christophe Ichou

Monaco - Photo credit CRT Riviera - Photo by Christophe Ichou

If you are after an ultra-modern charter yacht or a super luxurious mega yacht, with all the right toys, this is the place to find it. Southern France offers some of the most impressive and lavish super yachts, in the world. Antibes now boasts the largest marina along this stretch of coastline, and it is literally overflowing with luxury yachts, super yachts, power boats and sailing yachts.

Below you will find additional information about the Benetti Classic 120 charter yacht African Queen as well as the Azimut motor yacht Nami; however there are plenty of other unique and fabulous Mediterranean luxury charter yachts available. For more information and a list of West Med yacht charter specials, please contact our charter brokers.

BENETTI CLASSIC 120 AFRICAN QUEEN SUPERYACHT

Boasting dramatic beauty and elegant lines, AFRICAN QUEEN yacht (ex Blue Bay) is a 36,6 metre (118’5”) custom built vessel, launched by the prestigious Italian shipyard Benetti in 2009. Her light interior was created by Francois Zuretti combined with a well laid-out exterior styling designed by Stefano Righini Design. African Queen is offering a reduced rate of EUR€ 78,750.00 per week plus expenses. This is a 25% off her normal rate, valid for any week long charter between September 2 and 14, 2013 in the Western Mediterranean.

Yacht AFRICAN QUEEN -  Main

Yacht AFRICAN QUEEN - Main

Luxury charter yacht AFRICAN QUEEN features a spectacular main saloon with comfortable sofas and  top entertainment technologies. The formal dining room, adjoining the saloon, seats 8 to 10 charter guests. Further up, the sky lounge offers an elegant decor with a card table, comfortable couch and two occasional chairs along with a coffee table and a bar area.

Yacht AFRICAN QUEEN -  Bridge Deck Al Fresco Dining

Yacht AFRICAN QUEEN - Bridge Deck Al Fresco Dining

Accommodation on board the Benetti Classic 120 luxury superyacht AFRICAN QUEEN is offered in 5 luxuriously furnished staterooms to 11 charter guests in total. Guests are looked after by a professional and friendly crew of 8 members.

Yacht AFRICAN QUEEN -  Aft Deck

Yacht AFRICAN QUEEN - Aft Deck

The master stateroom is situated on the main deck and boasts large wrap-around windows, and a king-sized bed. Furthermore, there are two VIP staterooms  and two twin staterooms, one with a pullman berth on the lower deck. All cabins feature private en-suite bathrooms and televisions.

Yacht AFRICAN QUEEN -  Master Cabin

Yacht AFRICAN QUEEN - Master Cabin

Yacht AFRICAN QUEEN -  Master Ensuite

Yacht AFRICAN QUEEN - Master Ensuite

In addition to her exceptional interior, African Queen has great outdoor deck space, including and impressive aft deck with dining facilities and a massive Spa Pool on the sundeck, along with bar and seating area. Read more about AFRICAN QUEEN YACHT …

Yacht AFRICAN QUEEN -  Toys and Swim Platform

Yacht AFRICAN QUEEN - Toys and Swim Platform

AZIMUT 86S NAMI SUPERYACHT

Launched by the Italian shipyard Azimut in 2007 and refitted in 2011, the 26,2-metre (85’11”) yacht NAMI features sleek eye catching lines and fantastic indoor/outdoor spaces. Based in Monaco, she is available for crewed yacht charters in the West Mediterranean. She is currently offering a reduced charter rate of EUR€ 28,000.00 per week plus expenses, down from EUR€ 39,500.00 per week, valid for September 2013.

Motor yacht NAMI - Cruising

Motor yacht NAMI - Cruising

Her extensive refit in 2011 included a new state-of-the-art AV system and deluxe interior makeover. The saloon and the dining area are open plan, situated on the main deck; boasting fine leather soft furnishings, luscious wood floors and many outstanding amenities. There is plenty of natural light inside, thanks to the saloon’s elongated windows, also providing wonderful scenic views.

Motor yacht NAMI - Aft Deck

Motor yacht NAMI - Aft Deck

Charter guests of NAMI yacht are accommodated in one master stateroom, a VIP and two guest cabins, all situated below decks and boasting private en-suite facilities. The professional and friendly crew of three has separate crew quarters and private facilities.

Motor yacht NAMI - Salon

Motor yacht NAMI - Salon

Luxury superyacht NAMI also features great outdoor areas. The saloon leads onto the generous aft deck with partial shade seating, an al fresco dining option and double sunpad. Charter guests can take the advantage of the extended swim platform, excellent for sunbathing, swimming and enjoying the various water toys offered by the vessel.

Motor yacht NAMI - Master Cabin

Motor yacht NAMI - Master Cabin

Motor yacht NAMI - Master Ensuite

Motor yacht NAMI - Master Ensuite

An additional large sun pad is provided by the expansive foredeck, great for relaxing and soaking up the warm Mediterranean sun or enjoying a thrilling ride, making onlookers envious. Find out more aboutNAMI Yacht here…

Motor yacht NAMI - Aft View

Motor yacht NAMI - Aft View

For additional information on NAMI and the AFRICAN QUEEN, please contact our friendly team here.

US debut for Benetti Vision 145′ motor yacht CHECKMATE at Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show 2013

August 27, 2013

The Benetti Vision 145′ charter yacht Checkmate (BV018) is set to make her US debut at the upcoming Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2013. Benetti motor yacht Checkmate represents the 15th yacht built in the successful Vision line, as well as the top of the Class range of yachts.

Benetti Vision 145 superyacht Checkmate (BV018)

Benetti Vision 145 superyacht Checkmate (BV018)

The incomparable experience of Benetti’s highly skilled workers, who have acted as ambassadors of Italian styling and the highest form of craftmanship excellence for 140 years, have created Checkmate yacht’s interior: both rich and sober, with a combination of cherry and Burr Madrona woods, neoclassical dark inlays enhanced by marble – the definitive confirmation of their skill.

Motor Yacht CHECKMATE. -  Upper Aft Deck Dining

Motor Yacht CHECKMATE. - Upper Aft Deck Dining

The new Benetti Vision 145′ superyacht Checkmate is almost 44 meters long with a beam of over 9 meters. She is equipped with twin 1,300 HP Caterpillar engines, delivering a top speed of 15 knots and a cruising range of over 3,500 nautical miles.

Motor Yacht CHECKMATE. -  Main Salon

Motor Yacht CHECKMATE. - Main Salon

CEO of the Mega-yacht division of the the Azimut/Benetti Group, Vincenzo Poerio, declared: “We are particularly proud of our latest launch, the 100th fiberglass yacht built in Viareggio since 1998. This is a further demonstration of Benetti’s ability to listen to the Client and interpret his specific needs; and above all, another example of a perfect blend between timeless design, world class construction, safety and an extremely high quality on-board life, both for the owner and his crew”.

Motor Yacht CHECKMATE. -  Master Stateroom

Motor Yacht CHECKMATE. - Master Stateroom

Named “Checkmate” by her owner, with her imposing yet streamlined profile, her unusual black livery and 44 meters of pure elegance, the latest Vision 145′ luxury yacht Checkmate will definitely draw the attention of all FLIBS 2013 public.

Motor Yacht CHECKMATE. -  Master Bath

Motor Yacht CHECKMATE. - Master Bath



Technical Specifications of the Benetti Vision 145′ charter yacht Checkmate (BV018):

Construction material GRP
Length Overall (LOA) 43,6 m – 143’ 1’’
Maximum Beam 9,26 m – 30’ 4’’
Maximum Draft 2,72 m – 8’ 11’’
Displacement at Full Load 390 t
Fuel Capacity 60.000 l (15.850 US Gals. apx.)
Water Capacity 9.500 l (2.509 US Gals. apx.)
Propulsion 2 x CAT C32 Acert 1300HP, 970 kW @ 1.800 rpm
Maximum Speed 15 knots
Cruising Speed 14 knots
Cruising Range at 12 knots 3.500 nautical miles
Generators Kohler 2 x 125 kW
Bow Thrusters VT Naiad Marine VT 77 77 kW
Stabilizers VT Naiad Marine
Propellers Benetti Design
Electrical system and on board
electronics BEST Benetti’s Exclusive Sea Technology/Intergrated navigation systems on the bridge
Guest Berths 10 guests
Crew Berths 9 crew
Classification ABS Malta Cross A1 Yacht servLY2 compl
Styling & External concept Stefano Righini
Interior Design François Zuretti
Shipyard Benetti Yachts

Second Mangusta 94 Yacht to make her debut at Cannes Boat Show 2013

August 12, 2013

Launched by Overmarine Group on June 22, 2013, the brand-new second Mangusta 94 yacht will make her debut at the upcoming Cannes International Boat Show, to be held next month. Motor yacht Mangusta 94#02 has been designed by the yard’s in-house team, in partnership with acclaimed Stefano Righini.

Second Mangusta 94 Yacht at launch - Photo by Emilio Bianchi for Overmarine Group

Second Mangusta 94 Yacht at launch - Photo by Emilio Bianchi for Overmarine Group

Second superyacht Mangusta 94 boasts beautiful and modern interiors, providing comfortable accommodation in 3 cabins, all positioned on the lower deck. There is a magnificent Owner’s suite, a VIP cabin, as well as a twin cabin.

Mangusta 94#02 yacht is powered by twin MTU 16V2000 M94 diesel engines, delivering her an impressive top speed of about 38 knots. This model also features the same propulsion package as on larger models, as well as the installation of gyroscopic stabilizers.

Below is a gallery for the lovely charter yachts built by Overmarine Group.

Three Azimut Yachts to make World Premiere at Autumn Boat Shows

July 19, 2013

The leading Italian luxury yacht builder, Azimut Yachts, has major news in store for the upcoming boat shows. In addition to the three new yacht models, a new collection is making its premiere. It is a brand already well-known among open cruiser enthusiasts, and one which is going to be joining Azimut Yachts with all that entails. The Atlantis brands will be joined by the Azimut Flybridge, Azimut Magellano, as well as Azimut S, bringing to a successful conclusion the “merging” of the Atlantis brand with Azimut Yachts. This means that Azimut|Benetti Group can now present four collections under one single brand – Azimut Yachts – making it the world’s most extensive range of yachts up to 100 feet.

Superyacht Azimut 80 to make her world premiere at the 2013 Autumn Boat Shows

Superyacht Azimut 80 to make her world premiere at the 2013 Autumn Boat Shows

The gradual process that has led to the expansion of Azimut Yachts and its collections is the result of a strategic decision that hinged on maintaining the production of Atlantis yachts in Italy, and in particular, concentrated in the Avigliana boatyard. Starting out as an independent brand, Atlantis yachts eventually included the tagline “by Azimut”. This brings us to today, when it finally becomes Azimut Atlantis, a collection of yachts that has undergone rapid development and one which is now mature enough to enter into the House of Azimut, with all its rights and privileges.

CANNES BOAT SHOW – AZIMUT ATLANTIS 50: DOUBLE (R)EVOLUTION
Azimut Atlantis 50 yacht includes a series of innovations which have been carefully detailed (yet again) by the brilliant Neo Design team, rendering the yacht even more versatile and exciting.

The pleasure of cruising is two-fold: Azimut Atlantis 50 is available in both an Open and Coupè version, each delivering the same comfort and performance to meet the different needs of those who love to experience the sea in their own style, without compromising.

Sporty and elegant, the new 15-metre yacht is perfect for those who want an immediate connection with the sea, yet who also enjoy socialising. In the Open version, the main deck is a single open space with just a few steps dividing the bathing platform and the stern; while, the Coupé version offers the option to create a more intimate space by separating the inside and the outside with a three-leaf glass door. With the doors opened, the Coupé’s maindeck is transformed as well in a fully living space, totally equipped.

In both versions, astern, there is a comfortable sunbath area and the liftable swimming platform, allows an easy access of the tender to the sea and to host it in the underlying garage. The cockpit’s design, in the Coupè version, includes a table built into the sunbathing platform. The hardtop is electrically operated.

Luxury yacht  Atlantis 50 accommodates four to six guests, with the option of adding a third cabin to complete the dinette. There are two spacious cabins, a Master and VIP amidships at full-beam; each is equipped with a large double bed, two closets, and private entrance to a bathroom with a separate show stall. Both cabins are especially light filled thanks to the picture windows and skylights.

The Atlantis 50 yacht is equipped with twin Cummins 600Hp engines; these make it possible to reach maximum speeds of 33 knots, and cruising speeds of 29 knots.

Azimut Atlantis 50 Coupè Yacht

Azimut Atlantis 50 Coupè Yacht

AZIMUT 80: FOUR WORLDS OF WELLBEING
At the Cannes Boat Show, there are also great expectations for the 24-metre Azimut Yachts Flybridge, design to embody a lifestyle where comfort and wellbeing merge with a sophisticated and understated elegance.

With the success of their prior collaborations in larger models, Stefano Righini exterior design and Studio Salvagni Architetti interior design, team up once again. The result is a design which revolves around four different stylistic proposals, each one distinct in terms of colours and furnishing: Portofino, Dolce Vita, Firenze, and Riviera.

The cockpit with teak decking is very spacious and designed for socialising; it includes a large sofa astern and a dining table for eight. Among the most impressive elements are the two, floor-to-ceiling windows (1.6 m x 2 m. of glass) on the dining room wall which provide incredibly natural light and breathtaking views.

The interior layout includes four cabins and five bathrooms, for a total of eight/nine guests, and two cabins for captain and the crew. The 42 sqm flybridge is designed for maximum versatility.

The boatowner’s bathroom is particularly dramatic; it is at full-beam, with two entrances located aft of the cabin. It is practically a spa, with a Spa Pool and central glassed-in shower stall, ensuring uninterrupted views from one side of the bathroom to the other.

The engine room has twin MAN 1550 hp engines, for a maximum speed of 29 knots. The fuel tank holds 6,000 litres, while the water tank holds 1,100 litres; option for outfitting with CMC Marine electric fin stabilizers and hardtop.

Motor yacht Magellano 53

Motor yacht Magellano 53

AZIMUT MAGELLANO 53: EVEN GREATER COMFORT
The pleasure of cruising, the quest for the greater comfort onboard, the need for bigger storage spaces and higher autonomy during long crossing, all merged with the timeless charm of Italian design: that is the new Magellano collection’s philosophy , interpreted, once again at best, by Azimut with the very last Magellano 53, the new model that will replace the 50 which has already been sold on the most important markets: USA; Canada, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, Thailandia, Australia and New Zealand and -obviously- Europe.

Bigger spaces allows Azimut to place in the aft part a crew cabin considerably spacious, as well as to transform the cockpit in an actual terrace (over 13 sqm wide). The Magellano 53 yacht offers three cabins for up to six guests, as well as a high pantry in with enough space to allocate supplies, equipment and, occasionally, an extra bed.

The internal décor is a mix between the warm shades of the leather and the Canaletto Walnut; at shipowners’ disposal, a wide range of materials to choose from, for the ultimate customization.

The Dual Mode semi-displacement hull, designed by Bill Dixon exclusively for the Magellano collection, ensures a smooth navigation, even with head sea, reducing the pitch’s width and naturally diminishing the impact in the waves.

The 600 mhp engine can reach a cruising speed of 16 knots (max 20 knots) and offers a good torque to propel the boat even in very rough sea conditions.

Below is a choice of the lovely charter yachts built by Azimut.

New Azimut 80 Yacht to make worldwide premiere at Festival de la Plaisance in Cannes

July 11, 2013

This year’s Cannes Boat Show will be marked by the worldwide premiere of the all-new 24-metre Azimut 80 yacht by Azimut Yachts. Luxury motor yacht Azimut 80 interprets contemporary lifestyle by providing exceptional comfort: four cabins, five bathrooms, as well as a 42-square-metre flybridge. In addition, she boasts the innovative solutions introduced for the furnishings and the precise lighting design.

Azimut 80 Yacht by Azimut Yachts at full speed

Azimut 80 Yacht by Azimut Yachts at full speed

The new Azimut 80 yacht is the first vessel over than 72 feet designed entirely at Azimut’s headquarters in Avigliana, Italy. Developed on the experience of the recent, larger vessels, the Azimut 80 has developed in the exterior design by Stefano Righini while the design of interiors  was handled by Achille Salvagni Architetti.

Luxury yacht Azimut 80 is built in CE class “A”. The layout comprises 4 cabins, all with bathroom, including the owner’s cabin extending over the full beam. The yacht can accommodate 8 guests and includes an enormous flybridge, designed for maximum versatility of use.

FOUR DIFFERENT WORLD FOR A SEMI-CUSTOM MODEL.
Every lifestyle has its own design

The interior design, developed by Achille Salvagni Architetti, can be proposed on four different styles: from the  more classic Dolcevita and Firenze, to the more contemporary Portofino and Riviera, the main differences laying in the chromatic solutions and in the furniture arrangement. The choice of the four different location is a clear tribute to a refined lifestyle and a typical Italian taste and inspires nothing but the maximum relax. Different shades of white and cream have been chosen for the interiors’ palette, creating a well-balanced harmony in which wooden details and decors are inserted, the colors ranging from the softer shades of oak wood, to the darker walnut.

Superyacht Azimut 80 - Saloon

Superyacht Azimut 80 - Saloon

ALWAYS IN TOUCH WITH THE SEA… AND PLENTY OF SPACE: THE GUEST IS KING
Panoramic windows and maximum convenience for the guests’ cabins revolutionise the way of cruising.

The sense of space in the owner’s cabin and in the splendid bathroom are certainly among the strong points of the yacht, together with the innovative windows offering extraordinary luminosity and an unmatched panoramic view. The five vertical windows effectively transform the bulkheads into a single window for a ‘dive into the ocean’ effect. The owner’s bathroom, covering the entire beam of the yacht and with a double entrance located aft of the cabin, is almost a spa, with a central crystal shower box offering maximum visibility on either side of the bathroom. The opening portholes present in all the cabins offer a high level of natural ventilation.

In the first model available, dove-coloured leather panels with a barely hinted padded decoration that becomes lighter and lighter in the various cabins, adorn the bed heads of each cabin. The interior decoration of the new superyacht Azimut 80 is extremely refined and at the same contemporary, thanks to the combination of fine materials and modern touches: marble for the bathrooms, grey bleached oak alternating with dark wood and painted detailing in the skylights and windows all define a sober, sophisticated atmosphere.

The starboard cabin has two single beds and the possibility of a third fold-down bed, plenty of stowage and a bathroom with separate shower, while the guests’ cabin on the port side has a double bed. There is no lack of large windows and opening portholes. In the VIP cabin located further forward, there is one panoramic window on either side; the bed is set centrally with the head towards the bow.

A carefully planned lighting design based on LED technology makes possible a sophisticated modulation of the light in each interior space. Moreover, the play of mirrors and the height of the interiors – well over two metres high – ensure a truly exceptional sense of space.

The crew’s cabins are located aft, with direct access from the deck; at the moment, two beds are planned, but the possibility of adding a third is currently being studied.

A SALON AND INTERNAL SPACES BROUGHT TO LIFE WITH LIGHT
Light and comfort are the key concepts underlying the design of the main deck.

The cockpit with teak flooring is extremely spacious and dedicated to socialising, with a large sofa aft and dining table seating eight. The design of two sky-ground windows (1.6 m by 2 m of glass) located in the dining area is very impressive, as it offers a fantastic natural light and breathtaking view.

The galley, fitted with Miele appliances, is available in two versions: enclosed or open-space. In both cases, there is a double access, towards the interior and towards the exterior, to assure maximum independence between guests and crew. The main deck is also equipped with a function day toilet.

LIVING IN THE OPEN AIR: EXTRA-LARGE SPACES TO BE ENJOYED UNTIL THE EVENING
The swimming platform measuring almost 9 square metres and the large fly are the pride and joy of the new Azimut 80 yacht.

The swimming platform is incredibly large – almost 9 square metres – and provides plenty of room for the launch and retrieval of tenders exceeding 4 metres in length or of jet skis. Further forward, the space is divided into a large sun deck that can comfortably accommodate four people, and an area with a ‘C’-shaped sofa just aft of the windscreen, with further storage.

The fly: 42 square metres of versatile space lending itself to a variety of uses. The seating is a combination of ‘L’-shaped sofas that can be configured as desired. Alongside the helm, there are two sofas positioned in a ‘C’ facing the large table seating eight. The fly is an ideal place from morning to evening; a convenient and well-equipped bar unit has a barbecue, refrigerator and sink, but also houses a retractable 42-inch TV and constitutes the base for an elegant Plexiglas bar counter. Further aft, the second area offers maximum flexibility in terms of fittings: it can be left unencumbered, furnished with sofas, set aside for the tender or as a sun deck, or fitted with a hydromassage. The Azimut 80 can also be constructed with an opening hard top and rolling awning towards the stern.

A sophisticated style is assured for the outdoor soft furnishings, lined in technological materials offering a ‘fabric’ effect. Coloured dark brown, they include some padded details.

In the engine room, the two 1550 hp MAN engines provide a top speed of 30 knots. The fuel tank has a capacity of 6,000 litres, while the water tank can contain 1,200 litres. As optional extras, the yacht can be fitted with electric CMC Marine stabilising fins or gyroscopic stabilisers.

Technical Specifications of the Azimut 80 Yacht:

Length overall 25.2 m– (82’8’’ ft)
Hull length 23.71 m– (77’9’’ ft)
Beam (at main section) 5.96 m – (19‘6” ft)
Draft incl. props (at full load) 1.67 m (5’6”)
Displacement (at full load) 61.0 t
Engines 2 x 1550 mHP (1140 kW) MAN V12
Maximum speed (at half load) 30 knots
Cruising speed (at half load) 26 knots
Fuel capacity 6000 lt- (1584 Us gls)
Water capacity 1100 lt (290 Us gls)
Cabins 4+2 crew
Berths 8+2 crew
Head compartments 5+1 crew
Building material VTR/GRP
Keel 16.6° AFT
Builder Azimut Yachts
Exterior styling & concept Stefano Righini
Interior designer Achille Salvagni Architetti

Below is a choice of the magnificent charter yachts built by Azimut.

Southeast Asia Yacht Charter for Big Fish, Spirit and Dyna yacht

July 10, 2013

Following their busy Mediterranean charter season, superyacht BIG FISH, luxury yacht SPIRIT and the recently launched Benetti charter yacht DYNA will be available for SouthEast Asia yacht charter. All three of these fantastic vessels provide great safety, comfort, luxury and are amongst the best for Asia Pacific yacht charter, so you can truly relax and enjoy your dream holiday.

Maldives

Maldives

SouthEast Asia Superyacht Charter

Southeast Asia superyacht charter offers a unique and memorable holiday experience. The region boasts astonishing cultural diversity as well as varied landscape, including breathtaking secluded beaches, hill-side villages, busy cities and mountainous rain-forests. Cruising South East Asia charter guests will be welcomed by friendly locals, calm waters and long sandy beaches. Some of the most popular destinations for luxury superyachts include Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia and Philippines.

Palawan Beach - Image credit Phillippines Tourism Board

Palawan Beach - Image credit Phillippines Tourism Board

Thailand Yacht Charter

Everything you read about Thailand Yacht Charter is true! Pearly white sand beaches, relaxing under coconut palm trees and crystal clear waters are all there to await you. Here you can be sure to find a private bit of paradise completely to yourself. Chartering a superyacht in Thailand means complete freedom of cruising and discovering new destinations.  Thailand, Phuket and the Andaman Sea are becoming increasingly popular as top yacht charter destinations thanks to the array of interesting things do see and do, and yacht charterers truly feel like they are in a very different place from home.

Thailand yacht charter

Thailand yacht charter

Myanmar Superyacht Charter

Myanmar superyacht charter or Burma yacht charter, is another unique and special experience, providing yacht charterers with holidays that are truly one-of-a-kind. There are over 800 tropical islands to discover, with excitement and thrilling adventures coming in all shapes and sizes. Once you experience Myanmar (Burma) luxury motor yacht or sailing yacht charter, you will keep coming back for more.

Myanmar - Image credit Myanmar Tourism Board

Myanmar - Image credit Myanmar Tourism Board

Indonesia Yacht Charter

Indonesia is massive, and there is also a massive selection of destinations to visit on your next Indonesia yacht charter vacation. There is the untamed tropical wilderness, the endless amount of islands and the fabulous coastlines to enjoy. Some of the most popular parts of Indonesia to discover include the romantic ports of Ambon, Makassar, Jakarta and Bali. This area has a rich seafaring history dating back to the spice trade and beyond. Bali, a renowned holiday destination, is situated near east Java. If you prefer relaxation and seclusion, however, there is also Flores and Irian Jaya with their thousands of undisturbed remote and tiny virgin islands, which will seem very distant from the busy tourist crowds of Java and Bali.

Bali Art Festival ke-35- “Taksu” Inspirasi dan Kharisma - Image credit indonesia.travel

Bali Art Festival ke-35- “Taksu” Inspirasi dan Kharisma - Image credit indonesia.travel

Philippines Yacht Charter

Made up of over 7,000 islands, Philippines yacht charter offers an amazing holiday experience in a place which has long been a crossroads of trade routes, influenced by China, Japan, Malaysia, Spain, and the US overlaying the native cultures. Following decades of political disruption, the country has only recently begun to become a leisure travel destination, meaning that the vast amount of stunning natural sights are practically undeveloped with very little tourists around. Philippines is a country made for exploration by luxury superyacht. Here you will enjoy diving with barracudas and whale sharks, hold the world’s smallest primate, climb volcanoes, drift along an underground river, and perhaps discover something entirely new amongst these exotic, relaxed islands.

Palawan Philippines

Palawan Philippines

SOUTH EAST ASIA CHARTER YACHTS:

Expedition charter yacht BIG FISH

Big Fish yacht is an explorer type displacement vessel, measuring 45 metres and was designed by Greg Marshall Design. She was launched in New Zealand by McMullen & Wing in 2010, boasting powerful styling and is a modern blue water, stable, functional and comfortable explorer superyacht. She is currently available for charter in the following areas:

July: Cruising Thailand and Indonesia

August / September: Unavailable

October / November / December:  South-East Asia (Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, Philippines)

BIG FISH -  Main

BIG FISH - Main

Accommodation about Explorer Big Fish is offered in five double staterooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, sleeping a maximum of 10 guests. The main deck guest cabins are convertible into two VIP suites, with the beds folding back against the wall, providing flexibility. Big Fish has an excellent selection of water toys and amenities, in addition to her 28ft customised McMullen & Wing tender.

BIG FISH -  Spa Pool

BIG FISH - Spa Pool

Luxury yacht SPIRIT

Luxury yacht SPIRIT is a fabulous AMELS built vessel, from the Amels Limited Editions 177 yacht range, currently cruising the Mediterranean. Following her Med yacht charter season, SPIRIT yacht will head for South East Asia and be available for yacht charter in Maldives during the Russian holiday (1-10 November). She will then cruise further East and be based out of Southeast Asia and head back to Europe for 2014 Mediterranean summer yacht charter.

Luxury superyacht SPIRIT

Luxury superyacht SPIRIT

The 54 m Amels charter yacht SPIRIT features sleek and elegant exterior design by Tim Heywood, combined with light and contemporary interior design by Nuvolari Lenard, offering comfortable accommodation to up to 11 charter guests. Guests will find comfort in one master suite, two VIP cabins, one double and one twin cabin. The sixth cabin has now been converted into a dedicated spa area. Her special features include an amazing massage and beauty therapy room along with a masseuse and a yoga instructor; as well as a gym located on the deck with great views to enjoy while working out.

Guests will find a spacious sun deck and a top deck, which can entertain up to 100 guests and also features a professional teppanyaki grill. There is also the custom hot tub located on the bow as well as the epicurean style galley. Superyacht Spirit is also equipped with an outstanding selection of Sea Doo’s, mopeds, windsurfers, canoes as well as tenders.

Benetti Classic 121 DYNA yacht

The brand new Benetti Classic 121 DYNA yacht is another fabulous charter yacht heading to Southeast Asia, featuring exterior design by Stefano Righini and beautiful interior by Francois Zuretti. Luxury yacht DYNA boasts 5 beautifully appointed suites, which include a full-beam master suite, two double cabin and two twin cabin. She will be available for yacht rent around Singapore, Thailand and Myanmar, from December 2013 to mid April 2014.

Launch of Benetti motor yacht DYNA

Launch of Benetti motor yacht DYNA

DYNA yacht’s Francois Zuretti interior was created in collaboration with her Owners, and boasts a combination of lacquered wood with marble finishes and luxurious soft furnishings. There are large, floor-to-ceiling windows, providing charter guests with excellent views and plenty of natural light penetrating the interior. Her sun deck is very spacious and features an excellent choice of water toys, such as jet skis, sea-bobs, wake-boards and a trampoline. In addition there are towables and snorkelling gear.

All three of the vessels are amongst the top superyachts available for rent and are an excellent choice for Asia Pacific yacht charter vacation. For more information about chartering these outstanding motor yachts, or any other luxury yacht in South East Asia, please contact our professional charter brokers here.

Benetti delivers Crystal 140 motor yacht LUNA

July 04, 2013

The leading Italian shipyard, Benetti, has successfully delivered the brand-new Crystal 140 motor yacht Luna (BY002). Launched in March 2013, the 42-metre superyacht Luna features exterior design by Stefano Righini, while her interior design is by Francois Zuretti. She is currently enjoying the azure waters of the popular Mediterranean yacht charter destination – Cannes in France.

Benetti Crystal 140 Yacht Luna (BY002) at launch

Benetti Crystal 140 Yacht Luna (BY002) at launch

Crystal 140 superyacht Luna offers luxurious accommodation to up to 10 guests in 5 lovely staterooms. There is a spacious owner’s suite, two double guest staterooms, as well as two twin guest staterooms. Luna is managed by a professional crew of 7.

Twin Caterpillar C32 Acert diesel engines can propel the 42-metre Benetti yacht Luna to the top speed of 15 knots. She can comfortably cruise at 14 knots. Built in composite, Luna is ABS classed and MCA compliant.

Below is a gallery for the magnificent charter yachts built by Benetti.

Azimut Yachts launch first motor yacht Azimut 80

June 11, 2013

The end of May 2013 in Fano, Italy, saw the launch of the first motor yacht Azimut 80 by Azimut Yachts. Set to make her official premiere at the Azimut Benetti Yachting Gala at the end of this month, the 25-metre superyacht Azimut 80 features exterior design by Stefano Righini, while her interior design is by Achille Salvagni Architetti. The yard is already working on the second Azimut 80, due to be delivered this year.

First Azimut 80 Yacht by Azimut Yachts in the shed

First Azimut 80 Yacht by Azimut Yachts in the shed - Image courtesy of Azimut Yachts

Luxury yacht Azimut 80 can sleep a total number of 8 guests in maximum comfort and style. She features 4 beautifully appointed cabins. Service aboard this lovely vessel is ensured by a professional crew of 2.

Transport of motor yacht Azimut 80

Transport of motor yacht Azimut 80 - Image courtesy of Azimut Yachts

Superyacht Azimut 80 ready to be launched

Superyacht Azimut 80 ready to be launched - Image courtesy of Azimut Yachts

Twin 1,140kW MAN diesel engines can propel the 25-metre superyacht Azimut 80 to the maximum speed of 30 knots and a cruising speed of 26 knots. She is built in composite to CE class.

Azimut 80 Yacht at launch

Azimut 80 Yacht at launch - Image courtesy of Azimut Yachts

Launch of luxury yacht Azimut 80

Launch of luxury yacht Azimut 80 - Image courtesy of Azimut Yachts

Azimut 80 Yacht ready to hit the water

Azimut 80 Yacht ready to hit the water - Image courtesy of Azimut Yachts

Newly launched motor yacht Azimut 80 on the water

Newly launched motor yacht Azimut 80 on the water - Image courtesy of Azimut Yachts

Below is a choice of the splendid charter yachts built by Azimut.

The Overmarine Group – Mangusta launch first motor yacht Mangusta 94

May 27, 2013

Yesterday morning, Sunday, May 26, saw the official launch of the first unit of the all-new motor yacht Mangusta 94 by the Overmarine Group – Mangusta. The event was held at a private ceremony, in the presence of the Owner and his wife, the shipyard management team, as well as all those who played a part in building the brand-new Mangusta 94#01 yacht. The second unit is set to be launched in June 2013.

Transportation of the first unit of Mangusta 94 Yacht

Transportation of the first unit of Mangusta 94 Yacht by Overmarine Group - Mangusta

Superyacht Mangusta 94 measures just under 30 metres in length, thus perfectly respecting the structural requirements of European marinas and it’s a completely new model. She is the natural evolution of the Mangusta maxi open yachts, perfectly combining the racy, sporty lines of tradition with new features that allow greater usability of the external areas and even more comfort. Said features include a flybridge with large cushions and a bow cockpit where, besides the sundeck, there is also a dining area with a table and divan. New ideal areas for relaxing in complete privacy. Another important new feature is installation of the gyroscopic stabilizers.

Launch of superyacht Mangusta 94#01

Launch of superyacht Mangusta 94#01

Natural light on board is of primary importance and comes in both through the four skylights in the ceiling of the main saloon and the large window in the part of the hull by the owner area where there are also two portholes which can be opened. The side windows in the hull will become a distinctive feature on all future Mangusta models.

The interior layout featuring just two cabins and the style and decoration perfectly represent the shipyard’s personalisation philosophy having been made to measure according to the Owner’s instructions and requirements. The timeless elegance of the interiors has been created by prestigious New York architect Peter Marino: the decorative abundance of rosewood, the ivory tones and the brown shades of the coverings and furnishings create a truly unique atmosphere.

Luxury motor yacht Mangusta 94#01

Luxury motor yacht Mangusta 94#01

Main technical specifications of the first luxury yacht Mangusta 94:

Length (overall): 94,23 FT / 28,72 M
Displacement half load: 90 Tons
Beam: 21,65 FT / 6,6 M
Max Draft: 5,25 FT / 1,6 M
Fuel capacity: 2325 US Gals / 8800 Lt
Water capacity: 370 US Gals / 1400 Lt
Max speed (half load): approx 36 knots
Range economical cruising speed: approx 280 nm
Engines: 2 x MTU 16V2000 M94 2600 Hp each
Transmission: 2 x Kamewa 56 S3
Exteriors Designer: Overmarine Group / Stefano Righini
Interiors Designer: Overmarine Group Design Department / Peter Marino Architect PLLC
Guests: 2 cabins
Crew: 3 cabins (5 people)

Below is a choice of the beautiful charter yachts built by Overmarine Group – Mangusta:

Azimut Grande 100 Yacht to make her debut at Rio Boat Show 2013

April 24, 2013

The Azimut|Benetti Group will be present at this year’s Rio Boat Show, showcasing the Azimut Grande 100 yacht as the biggest boat ever attending the Boat Show in its history. Moreover, the Group will boast a very elegant stand of over 500sqm, featuring some “high design elements” for Brazilian yachting passionates.

Luxury motor yacht Azimut Grande 100 at full speed

Luxury motor yacht Azimut Grande 100 at full speed

Azimut Grande 100 yacht is a 31-metre vessel, designed by Stefano Righini with interior design stemmed from Carlo Galeazzi, has all the distinctive character and dynamism from the collection of mega yachts gliding of the Azimut|Benetti Group.

Azimut Grande 100 Yacht - front view

Azimut Grande 100 Yacht - front view

The main deck of luxury yacht Azimut Grande 100 opens out at the stern through large windows onto the cockpit, passes through the social area, which is composed of two counter posed sofas and a chaise lounge, and continues toward the bow through the dining zone, where a table of stainless steel and glass, positioned at the centre, can accommodate up to ten people. Another space in the bow area, is available for satisfying the yacht owner’s personal requests: media room, fitness area, studio, private saloon, etc.

Superyacht Azimut Grande 100 - Exterior

Superyacht Azimut Grande 100 - Exterior

On the flybridge, which gives shape to the desire of boat Owners for an ever more pleasant social atmosphere on board, combined with maximum privacy, we find a dining table with seating for ten, a large sofa in the outside control area, a bar zone with service personnel, a Spa Pool alongside a sunbed, and a terrace overlooking the sea.

Aboard luxury yacht Azimut Grande 100

Aboard luxury yacht Azimut Grande 100

Two layout configurations of Azimut Grande 100 superyacht are available for the interiors (either four or five cabins), allowing the boat owner to combine his or her personal style – which can be expressed through choice of furniture, decor, fabrics, and materials – with the architecture and solutions offered by the boatyard.

Motor yacht Azimut Grande 100 - Galley

Motor yacht Azimut Grande 100 - Galley

Azimut Grande 100 Yacht - Dining

Azimut Grande 100 Yacht - Dining

Luxury yacht Azimut Grande 100 - Saloon

Luxury yacht Azimut Grande 100 - Saloon

In the five-cabin version, the Owner’s suite is on the main deck and spans two levels, with access from an interior corridor and the four cabins located on the lower deck (two VIP cabins with double beds and two twin beds) while the four-cabin version has the Owner’s cabin amidships on the lower deck, the VIP cabin with a double bed in the bow, along with two cabins with twin beds.

Superyacht Azimut Grande 100 - Cabin

Superyacht Azimut Grande 100 - Cabin

Azimut Grande 100 Yacht - Bathroom

Azimut Grande 100 Yacht - Bathroom

Superyacht Azimut Grande 100 has two MTU 16V 2000M84 engines delivering 1630 kw of power, enabling her to reach a maximum speed of 26 knots, and a cruising speed of 22.5 knots.

MAIN TECHNICAL DATA OF AZIMUT GRANDE 100’ YACHT:

Length overall 31.04 m 101’ 8”
Beam 6,98m 22’ 8”
Draft to keel at full load 1,57m 5’2”
Full load displacement 118 t
Fuel capacity 14.800 liters (3,909 US gals)
Water capacity 2.000 liters (528 US gals)
Engine 2 x MTU 16V 2000M84 rated at 1630 kW (2200 bHp) at 2450 rpm
Top speed 25,3 knots
Cruising speed 20,3 knots
Autonomy at 20,3 knots 400 n.m.
Bow thruster Hydraulic system
Exterior Styling & Concept Stefano Righini
Interior Design Carlo Galeazzi
Guest berths 8 guests
Crew berths 4 crew
Classification RINA rules for classification of pleasure yachts C HULL • MACH Y