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Sterling Scott-designed motor yacht Project REBORN shortlisted for IY&A Award 2014

November 15, 2013

Sterling Scott has been nominted for the International Yacht & Aviation Award 2014 with their motor yacht Project Reborn, entering the ‘Power Yacht over 60m’ category.

Luxury yacht Project REBORN designed by Sterling Scott at sea

Luxury yacht Project REBORN designed by Sterling Scott at sea

Luxury charter yacht Reborn was originally built in 1999 by the Dutch Shipyard Amels and designed by Terrance Disdale, both interior and exterior. The new Owner wanted to make the yacht a complete refit, so she would become his own. This was achieved with the new birth of “Reborn” in 2010 designed by Sterling/Scott and lengthened by 5.5 meters by naval architects McFarlane Ship Design.

Project REBORN superyacht - Stern

Project REBORN superyacht - Stern

Boadicea, as she was originally named, was a mighty yacht and had been running efficiently across the seas for years with a family who loved her. As time passed, that same yacht had another chance with another family, who remodelled her and brought her into the 21st century, looking like a brand new yacht. She was lengthened, with a new sheer line, hull colour, window pattern, internal layout, sun-deck, swim-deck and benefiting waterline. This demonstrates that anything is possible and it is only the start of what lies ahead for the future of yachting.

Motor yacht Project REBORN - Pool

Motor yacht Project REBORN - Pool

The new owner entertained and passionately embraced the changes that brought Reborn into the category of a competing yachts of this day and age, for it’s modern design both externally and internally, with it’s well thought out layout and sleek new features. She now features a double height living area, a reconfigured and updated Owner’s additional cabin with 180-degree views, not to mention other features. Externally the pool is now sunken, the mast is refined and modernized to reflect the yachts overall design, the hull is a light customized taupe selected together by the Owner’s wife with the help of the designer.

Superyacht Project REBORN - Lounge

Superyacht Project REBORN - Lounge

The family who bought luxury yacht Reborn believed in the designer and worked closely with her ideas ensuring they were portrayed into each sketch, profile or detailed drawing made prior to the work being carried out. Whilst the work was being done, both naval architect and designer in the best interest of the client supervised the project carefully.

Project REBORN Yacht - Bedroom

Project REBORN Yacht - Bedroom

Project REBORN Yacht - Bathroom

Project REBORN Yacht - Bathroom

The Luxury Yacht industry is dependent on innovative, original and versatile designers whose focus is to maintain high standards of design, quality and functionality, in order to keep the industry in the forefront of the minds of potential clients.

Photos of Lurssen’s 115m PELORUS yacht

July 10, 2013

One of the largest yachts in the world, the 115m mega yacht Pelorus has been spotted a few years ago near Stathelle in Norway by Tomas Østberg-Jacobsen, a passionate yacht photographer. The magnificent Lurssen built PELORUS Yacht was designed by Tim Heywood for her original owner: a Saudi businessman. The informal yet luxurious, beach-house like interior was created by Terence Disdale.

PELORUS yacht in Norway - Photo by Tomas Østberg-Jacobsen

PELORUS yacht in Norway - Photo by Tomas Østberg-Jacobsen

Mega yacht Pelorus was Lurssen’s largest built vessel at the time of her construction, too large for the parent yard and had to be built at the Krogerwerft subsidiary. She is powered by two 3,900kW Wartsila V12 engines,  has four 465kVA alternators and about 40 crew.

115m PELORUS yacht in Norway - Photo by Tomas Østberg-Jacobsen

115m PELORUS yacht in Norway - Photo by Tomas Østberg-Jacobsen

Some of the most important features of Pelorus yacht are the top-deck lido with two swimming pools and the large sea-level bathing platform. There are also two helicopter pads as well as a vast selection of small boats. Accommodation is offered to 22 guests on board and there are also additional cabins provided for visiting technicians or guests’ personal staff.

Below is a selection of beautiful yachts by Lurssen, available for charter:

SuperyachtDESIGN Week, June 18 – 20, 2013

May 23, 2013

Set to run at Design Centre, London’s Chelsea Harbour, from June 18 to 20, 2013, the inaugural SuperyachtDESIGN Week will bring together the influential and innovative design minds as well as suppliers, having worked on such floating palaces as the 78m superyacht Venus or the recently launched 180m mega yacht Project Azzam.

SuperyachtDesign Week

The calendar is already saturated with superyacht conferences, boat shows, awards ceremonies and symposiums, so this will be none of the above. Nor will it be an egotistical display of wealth and excess. SuperyachtDESIGN Week will instead be a celebration of yacht design. Spread over three days, the event will feature discussions, scheduled meetings, workshops and demonstrations on all aspects of superyacht design, with some of the industry’s top names.

Azzam superyacht - Photo by Klaus Jordan

180m luxury motor yacht Project Azzam - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Confirmed speakers include Terence Disdale, Ed Dubois, Jonny Horsfield, Richard Liebowitz, Espen Oeino, John Leonida, Martin Francis, Marnix Hoekstra, Mariacristina Rapisardi, Elena Cristofori and Rob Doyle.

A keynote speech entitled ‘Rough Luxe’ will come from internationally acclaimed architect and designer Rabih Hage, the award-winning mind behind some of the most exciting residential and hotel designs around the world as well as exclusive interiors and unique furniture design. A second keynote address will ask ‘what needs to change?’ Led by Vripack’s Marnix Hoekstra, it will be a fluid debate on the main areas that need to change in the serious world of design, architecture and creativity.

Superyacht VENUS Photo Courtesy of OneMoreThing.nl

Superyacht VENUS - Photo Courtesy of OneMoreThing.nl

Exploring everything from space planning, glass, interior construction, crew space, AV and more, SuperyachtDESIGN Week will be the perfect opportunity for designers to not only explore what the future holds, but to exchange ideas and innovations that can advance the lifestyle of the world’s most discerning clients.

Video of the 162m Mega Yacht ECLIPSE approaching NYC

February 15, 2013

February 13 saw the arrival of the breath-taking 162-metre motor yacht ECLIPSE in New York. The world’s largest and one of the most impressive vessels launched to date, mega yacht ECLIPSE will presumably remain in town through to April. The New York Harbour Webcam caught her arrival in the port as shown on the video below.

Delivered by the respected German shipyard Blohm + Voss in 2010, the 162-metre superyacht ECLIPSE was designed by Hermidas Atabeyki of Atabeyki Design Development. Her sophisticated exterior styling as well as lovely interior design are by bespoke Terence Disdale Design, in partnership with Greenline Yacht Interiors.

162 m Blohm and Voss mega yacht ECLIPSE - Photo image by ship and yacht photographer Klaus Kehrls

162 m Blohm and Voss mega yacht ECLIPSE - Photo image by ship and yacht photographer Klaus Kehrls

Blohm + Voss luxury yacht ECLIPSE provides beautiful and comfortable accommodation for an impressive number of 34 guests. There are 18 magnificent cabins, including a master cabin and 17 VIP cabins. In addition, ECLIPSE offers a wide selection of amenities, comprising the three-man leisure submarine, a 16-metre swimming pool with an adjustable depth feature that allows it to be converted into a dance floor, an exterior fireplace, six yacht tenders, accommodation for three helicopters, and many others.

Luxury Motor Yacht ECLIPSE - Photo by Klaus Kehrls

Luxury Motor Yacht ECLIPSE - Photo by Klaus Kehrls

Built in steel and aluminium, the dramatically beautiful 162,5-metre megayacht ECLIPSE is run by 4 powerful MTU 20V 1163 TB93 diesel engines, giving her a top speed of 25 knots and a cruising speed of 22 knots.

Christmas and New Year Charter Special for 50m Motor Yacht ALEXANDRA

December 10, 2012

Take advantage of this excellent Christmas and New Year charter special and rent the outstanding charter yacht ALEXANDRA for just € 150,000 per week plus expenses, saving €60,000 per week. Normally available at €210,000, superyacht ALEXANDRA is now available in the breathtaking Indian Ocean charter destinations of Seychelles and Maldives.

Yacht ALEXANDRA -  Main View

Yacht ALEXANDRA - Main View

Built by Benetti, Alexandra is a beautiful vessel measuring 50 metres in LOA offering spacious interior and exterior areas, with great attention to details. A typical Benetti feature, wide windows, allow for plenty of light penetrating the inside, brining the spectacular surroundings right through to the interior, which is a true custom yacht achievement thanks to the signatures of the famous Terence Disdale for design and Alan Jones for decoration.

Yacht ALEXANDRA -  Sundeck looking Aft

Yacht ALEXANDRA - Sundeck looking Aft

Boarding luxury yacht Alexandra, you enter a world of luxury and sophistication combined with exquisite elegance. The vessel offers a Spa Pool, located on her fabulous sun-deck as well as a large selection of water toys for endless entertainment and relaxation possibilities.

Yacht ALEXANDRA -  Main Salon Seating

Yacht ALEXANDRA - Main Salon Seating

Alexandra’s main deck boasts two collapsible bulwarks aft of the lounge and an elegant dining area, which offers guests sensational panoramic views, while enjoying the mouth-watering dishes prepared by Alexandra’s talented chef.

Yacht ALEXANDRA -  Low seating around dining table

Yacht ALEXANDRA - Low seating around dining table

A true testimony to luxury, Alexandra yacht has a unique accommodation layout offering 7 cabins to 14 charter guests in total. She also has an owner’s private study. The full beam Owner suite and owner’s study with separate Shower Jet Massage and Spa Pool tub can be found on the upper deck.

Yacht ALEXANDRA -  Dining Table

Yacht ALEXANDRA - Dining Table

The main deck features two VIP cabins with a lower deck accommodating guests in two double and two twin cabins. Each one of the cabins is equipped with a full entertainment system.

Yacht ALEXANDRA -  VIP Cabin


A maximum speed of 18 knots and a cruising speed of 16 knots is reached thanks to her twin MTU 12V 396TE94 engines. Her range is 3000 nautical miles and she is fully MCA compliant and constructed to ABS classifications.

Yacht ALEXANDRA -  Double Cabin

Yacht ALEXANDRA - Double Cabin

Captain Christos Bairamis and his five-star crew of 12 will ensure you have the most memorable and enjoyable Christmas and New Year’s holiday ever, pampered in luxury while surrounded by the magnificent vistas of Seychelles and Maldives.


Year:2002   L.O.A.:49.95 m (163.9 ft)  Beam:9 m (29.5 ft) 
Max Speed:18 knots  Cruise Speed:14 knots  Engines:2 x MTU 12V 396TE94 2262h 
Cabins: Charter Guest:12-14  Crew:12 

Indian Ocean Yacht Charters

Luxury yacht charters in the Indian Ocean are regarded as some of the most spectacular in the world, thanks to magnificent charter destinations such as Seychelles, the Maldives as well as Mauritius. Isolated in the warm, azure waters of the Indian Ocean, charterers and visitors to these places are sure to find a paradise on earth and a wonderful place to unwind.

Snorkelling in the Seychelles

Snorkelling in the Seychelles

Seychelles Yacht Charter

Seychelles, also known as the ‘Jewel of the Indian Ocean’ is best experienced aboard a yacht, be it a luxury sailing yacht or an outstanding motor yacht, such as Alexandra. The archipelago comprises hundreds of islands and inlets offering plenty to explore and be amazed by. The idyllic white sandy beaches, calm waters, sparkling lagoons and brilliant coral reefs are only some of the many reasons why charter guests from around the planet are drawn to this area, full of ancient wildlife reserves and rare species.

Seychelles in the Indian Ocean

Seychelles in the Indian Ocean

Maldives Yacht Charters

Another unforgettable superyacht charter destination to escape the European winter season are the Maldives. This beautiful island collection provides its visitors with exceptional scenery and natural beauty as well as an abundance of recreational activities and plenty of adventure. There is no better way to discover this paradise than aboard a luxury yacht.

Surfing in Maldives

Surfing in Maldives

2012/2013 Christmas and New Year Yacht Charters

If you are still planning your 2012/2013 Christmas and New Year’s holiday and would like to obtain more information, please contact our charter team today. CharterWorld’s friendly and professional brokers will provide you with additional details about chartering M/Y Alexandra as well as a full list of yachts currently available for rent in areas that are of a particular interest to you.

ISS Design & Leadership Awards 2012 Winners

October 26, 2012

ISS (International Superyacht Society) is delighted to unveil winners of the 2012 Design & Leadership Awards. Representing superlative achievement, the awards were presented last night at the 22nd Anniversary of ISS’s Awards Gala in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Sailing yacht Antares III by Yachting Developments wins in the category 'Best Sail 24-40m'

Sailing yacht Antares III by Yachting Developments - Winner in the category 'Best Sail 24-40m'


Best Sail 24-40m
Sailing yacht Antares III

Best Sail 40m+
Superyacht Vertigo

Sailing Yacht Vertigo as designed by Philippe Briand and launched by Alloy Yachts in 2010

Sailing Yacht Vertigo as designed by Philippe Briand and launched by Alloy Yachts in 2010

Best Refit
Charter yacht Endeavour JK4

Best Power 24-40m
Charter yacht O’Pati

Yacht OPATI -  Main

Yacht OPATI - Main

Best Power 40-65m
Motor yacht Galileo G

Motor Yacht Galileo G by Perini Navi Group

Motor Yacht Galileo G by Perini Navi Group

Best Power 65m+
Megayacht Musashi

Luxury Yacht MUSASHI by Feadship

Luxury Yacht MUSASHI by Feadship

Best Interior


2012 Excellence in Innovation
Marcel Onkenhout, Oceanco

2012 Business Person of the Year
Dean du Toit, National Marine Suppliers

2012 Distinguished Crew Award
Captain Len Beck of the M/V Battered Bull

2012 ISS Fabien Cousteau Blue Award
Chicago Park District & Westrec Marinas

2012 Leadership Award
Terence Disdale, Terence Disdale Designs

Motor Yacht LA MASCARADE (ex La Masquerade) yacht charter special in the Mediterranean

June 04, 2012

Accommodating eight guests on board, the 30m charter yacht La Mascarade (ex La Masquerade) is currently offering an excellent charter special to cruise the beautiful and glamourous Western Mediterranean coast, including Italy, France, Capri, Sicily and Sardinia. For Mediterranean charters taking place in June, you can enjoy the superyacht  La Mascarade for 10 days at a price of 7! This means €50,000.00 per 10 days plus expenses. She is the only modern 30m Feadship yacht, specially built to include all of the benefits of a 50m mega yacht.

Charter Yacht LA MASCARADE

Charter Yacht LA MASCARADE

Motor Yacht LA MASCARADE -  Cruising

Motor Yacht LA MASCARADE - Cruising

Designed by Terence Disdale, the motor yacht La Mascarade (ex La Masquerade) features an eclectic mix of surfaces, materials and textures, including silver leaf, apricot silk, gloss lacquer, soft shades of fawn and taupe, light oak and pale wood carpets. The elegant asymmetric saloon has a separate dining area, both with large windows and whitewashed oak to create a pleasant and light  interior.

Motor Yacht LA MASCARADE -  Top Deck

Motor Yacht LA MASCARADE - Top Deck

Charter Yacht LA MASCARADE -  Main Salon

Charter Yacht LA MASCARADE - Main Salon

There is also a good exterior space aboard La Mascarade yacht, with the fly bridge and sundeck providing seating to 12 guests at two aft dining tables for those pleasurable al-fresco dining experiences during the lovely warm Mediterranean summer evenings.

LA MASCARADE Yacht -  Al Fresco Dining

LA MASCARADE Yacht - Al Fresco Dining

LA MASCARADE superyacht -  Top Deck lounging

LA MASCARADE superyacht - Top Deck lounging

The large sofa areas can be converted into sun beds and can be covered by a removable awning to offer shade. There is a direct access to the water thanks to the swim platform, in order for charter guests to board the tender with ease or jump into the water to enjoy the many water toys La Mascarade has on offer.

Motor Yacht LA MASCARADE -  Aft Deck

Motor Yacht LA MASCARADE - Aft Deck

Motor Yacht LA MASCARADE -  Master Cabin

Motor Yacht LA MASCARADE - Master Cabin

As for her audio/visual equipment and deck facilities, La Mascarade charter yacht offers WiFi Internet, TV, DVD and CD library. Her water toys and equipment include a 4.5 metre tender, 2 Sevylor 2 man inflatable kayaks, 2 sets of fins and masks, water-skis (adult and children), 4 noodles, 2 towable donuts, 2 sea-blades, 2 aqua-glides and fishing gear.

Charter Yacht LA MASCARADE -  Master Bathroom

Charter Yacht LA MASCARADE - Master Bathroom

Motor Yacht LA MASCARADE -  VIP Cabin

Motor Yacht LA MASCARADE - VIP Cabin

Accommodation aboard 30m Feadship motor yacht La Mascarade is provided to 8 charter guests in 4 lovely cabins. The master suite is situated on the main deck featuring a queen bed, en-suite facilities with a spa pool bath, shower and double basins. The full width VIP suite can be found on the lower deck with en-suite facilities, including a bath and a double basin. There are two double cabins  located on the lower deck with en-suite bathrooms featuring separate showers.

Yacht LA MASCARADE -  Double Cabin

Yacht LA MASCARADE - Double Cabin

Yacht LA MASCARADE -  Bathroom

Yacht LA MASCARADE - Bathroom

For more information about chartering this vessel in the Western Mediterranean, visit La Mascarade yacht’s page and contact our friendly team for free advise and information.

Motor Yacht LA MASCARADE -  Cruising

Motor Yacht LA MASCARADE - Cruising

Super Yacht LA MASCARADE  -  Tender and Toys

Super Yacht LA MASCARADE - Tender and Toys

Western Mediterranean yacht charters

There is no better place for European summer holidays than aboard a beautiful luxury charter yacht that will take you from place to place around the popular Mediterranean in utmost in comfort, luxury and style. Dine in one of the best restaurants in Monaco one night and wake-up the next morning to a frothy cappuccino and brioche in Portofino. The beauty of cruising is that you get to enjoy a number of different cultures, beautiful beaches, picturesque towns and villages as well as historical sites at your own pace, relaxing aboard your preferred yacht while it takes you to the next charter destination.



Sicily yacht charters

One of the most popular Mediterranean destinations is the Italian island of Sicily. It is the largest Mediterranean island, which has been dominated by fourteen different races of people over the centuries, including Bourbons, Arabs, Phoenicians, Romans, Greeks, Moors, Spanish and many others. The second most important city in Sicily is CATANIA, boasting a wealth of fine Baroque architecture and ruins from the ancient city. Catania is a great city to visit and an excellent place to start your Southern Italian yacht charter adventures. From here it is just a short sail to reach the beautiful Aeolian Islands.



TAORMINA is a popular and fashionable tourist destination with stunning views and picturesque Greco-Roman theatre, high above sea and facing Etna. STROMBOLI is the very eastern of the AEOLIAN ISLANDS and is the home to one of the most active volcanoes in the world, however it is safe to visit. During the night, the glittering ‘River of Fire’ (red hot lava flowing towards the sea) can be seen from the visiting yachts. Smallest of the Aeolian Islands, PANAREA, is also known as the St Tropez of Italy, featuring white houses clustered along the eastern side of the island as well as olive trees and large walls protecting the built up area.



Lipari is another spectacular luxury charter yacht destination with its rugged coastlines, which rise dramatically from the sea, pristine beaches and thermal springs to enjoy. For those in search of a shopping destination, Vulcano is the perfect place. Palermo, Sicily’s cultural, economic and tourist capital, is a city rich in history, culture, art, music and food. Many charterers are attracted to the city for its good Mediterranean weather, its renowned gastronomy and restaurants, its Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque churches, palaces and buildings, and its nightlife and music.



Located on the western coast of Sicily, Trapani is a fishing and ferry port offering fine seafood and Sicilian cuisine.

Egadi Islands have a more low-key appeal. Here you can swim in the crystal clear waters, hill-walk into the islands interior or just sit and relax and enjoy the stunning views from aboard you luxury superyacht.

Egadi Islands

Egadi Islands

For more information on chartering the luxury yacht La Mascarade (ex La Masquerade) or a different luxury superyacht in the fabulous Mediterranean, please contact our friendly team at CharterWorld here.

The 7th Lürssen Rowing Regatta hosted by Lürssen Yachts on May 11

May 24, 2012

May 11 saw the seventh edition of the Lürssen Rowing Regatta, organised by the prominent German superyacht builder Lurssen Yachts. Taking place for the very first time in 2003, this traditional and popular event was dedicated to many crews who used to spend several months in Bremen or at another of the shipyard’s locations while a new yacht was in build or was going through a refit or repairs.

Lurssen Rowing Regatta - final run

Lurssen Rowing Regatta - final run

This year there were more participants than ever before. Around 110 Yachties were there, amongst others crews, project managers, designers from the Terence Disdale and Reymond Langton Design offices and a few Lürssen employees. All of them of course keen to win the coveted trophy!

The venue was, as it is every year, at the Vegesack Rowing Club – a club that has a tradition of close ties with the Lürssen shipbuilding company and is located on a branch of the River Weser called Lesum.

Winning team - Team Yellow

Winning team - Team Yellow

Chinese dragon boats were organized for the regatta. Each boat can accommodate up to 20 paddlers plus a drummer and a helmsman. The drummer sits fore on a raised seat with his back to the direction of travel and sets the rhythm. The helmsman stands aft; having the difficult task of steering the boat in the right direction against wind and current.

There were five teams in all, recruited from a large number of newbuild projects and repair jobs. To set them apart more clearly, brightly coloured t-shirts were handed out, making it easy to see which team was in the lead. The other participants cheered loudly to spur the teams on.

Lurssen Rowing Regatta - group picture

Lurssen Rowing Regatta - group picture

Luckily it did not rain, but the wind and the strong current made the racing far from easy. All of the teams were highly motivated, however, and despite getting wet everyone had a great time. There were nail-biting neck-and-neck heats as oarsmen paddled to the point of exhaustion, but after several heats the winning team was clear. The yellow team, consisting of a crew from two newbuild projects, won with a 1.4-second lead over the red team – the crew of Lady Kathryn V. The Lady Kathryn V’s crew may only have been runners-up, but they were the most creative team. Their hilarious outfits and their “war paint” generated an almost euphoric mood among team members.

At the award ceremony each participant was presented with a medal, and the winning yellow team proudly took possession of the trophy, which it must now defend next year. At a relaxed and cheerful barbecue with plenty of beer the upbeat mood reached its peak, accompanied by a great deal of laughter and discussion of various racing tactics.

Three world renowned designers presented at the Superyacht Design Summit

April 04, 2012

On the 13th March at the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour (DCCH), Andrew Winch was invited by the Superyacht Design Summit, to speak together with Terence Disdale as well as Tim Heywood at this year’s London Design Week.

The Superyacht Design Summit 2012

The Superyacht Design Summit 2012

To a knowledgeable audience of 200 Owner’s Representatives, suppliers and fellow designers, the three world renowned designers delivered a fun and fascinating insight into the experiences they have gained whilst designing for the Superyacht industry over the last 35 years!

Chaired by the Martin H Redmayne, Chairman of The Superyacht Group, the talk covered a diverse array of topics including, the foundations of their experience, maintaining Client relationships, sourcing and working with suppliers, and pushing the boundaries of design.

Having all started their careers together at the late Jon Bannenburg’s studio, the three friends have all established their own design studios; each offering unique services to their Clients. Founded in 1987, Andrew Winch Designs consists of a talented team of 50 colleagues, dedicated to creating the dreams of their Clients whether it is an aircraft, yacht or architectural project.

36m luxury yacht Yanneke Too first to sign for Asia Superyacht Rendezvous 2012

March 27, 2012

After a decade of presence at the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous taking place every year from December 16 to 18 in Phuket, Thailand, the 36m sailing yacht Yanneke Too is the first to sign on for this year’s prominent Rendezvous.  Created by Dixon Yacht Design in a partnership with Terence Disdale Design, the Yanneke Too superyacht is an amazing cedar/GRP composite vessel built by Camper & Nicholsons and launched in 1995.

First to sign for Asia Superyacht Rendezvous - 36m sailing yacht Yanneke Too

First to sign for Asia Superyacht Rendezvous 2012 - 36m sailing yacht Yanneke Too

“She couldn’t make it in 2011 but she’s back on track in 2012!” happily reports Captain Charles (‘Champagne Charlie’) Dwyer on the superyacht Yanneke Too’s return to the largest event in Asia bringing together both sail and motor superyachts from throughout the globe.

The skipper reported Yanneke Too was in Brisbane, Australia last year finishing off an extensive re-fit during the 2011 Rendezvous. In explaining why she’s returning to Thailand, Captain Charlie said, “After spending a year cruising the Pacific in all its glory, it is time for us to come back to the ‘Land of Smiles’. The decision was made due to many factors, besides the obvious – that the owner and I and the crew all love Thailand.”

Sail  Power Superyachts at Asia Superyacht Rendezvous

Sail Power Superyachts at Asia Superyacht Rendezvous

The skipper continued, “In considering other reasons, one instrumental factor was the cost involved. Yanneke Too has been in Australia for the past few months and with the strength of the Australian dollar, we have found it to be expensive. By relocating the boat to Thailand we can save, on average, 25% of the running costs per year. The other big factor is that we not only save money but we get to do what we love most, and that is to participate in the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous! As many know, Yanneke Too’s owner was instrumental in starting this superyacht event 11 years ago and she has attended every year (except 2011). It’s great!”

The captain shared the Yanneke Too yacht’s itinerary in returning to the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous to be held December 16-18, 2012: “Yanneke Too will depart Sydney in late April and head to Cairns, Australia for check out and final fuel prior to her 11 to 14 days sail to Bali. We will then ‘rest & play’ in Bali for 10 to 12 days before the start of the next 8-day leg to Singapore. Then its four days in Singapore, two days to Langkawi for our last fuel stop and just one day on to Phuket, where we will dock at the Yacht Haven Marina until the Rendezvous starts in December.”

Superyachts moored in Phuket during Asia Superyacht Rendezvous photo credit Asia Superyacht Rendezvous

Superyachts moored in Phuket during Asia Superyacht Rendezvous - Photo Credit: Asia Superyacht Rendezvous

The elite gathering of superyacht owners, captains and crew joining the luxury yacht Yanneke Too and VIP guests at the Rendezvous will enjoy several sailing events, with the sleek sailing vessels accompanied by the magnificent power superyachts. The staging of the boats on Surin Bay is an incredible sight. Together sailing and power vessels will perform a ‘dress parade’ in the beautiful Panesea Bay under the direction of race director Andy Dowden, assisted by Simon James.

When asked how Yanneke Too stacks up against the other yachts at the race events, Charlie explains, “The ASR is not a serious race, it’s more of a social event with sailing events attached. Having said that, I am looking forward to putting her through her paces and showing her off on the course and we will try our damndest to win! However, the event is not too competitive, rather more of a fun race or sailing exhibition.” Then adding, “At least that’s the way it starts.”

Rendezvous Treasure Hunt for Pirate Booty

Asia Superyacht Rendezvous Treasure Hunt for Pirate Booty

Other unique fun activities include an opening evening ‘Skippers Briefing’ and cocktail party followed the next evening by the ‘The Feadship Challenge’, a model boat construction & racing competition and cocktail party. The next day features the world-famous ‘The Rendezvous Booty’, a pirate treasure hunt for all participants and all ages – children, teens and adults.

Captain Charlie and organiser Gordon Fernandes, GM of Asia Pacific Superyachts, enthusiastically report, “The event simply gets better! It’s Fun! Fun! and more Fun! It’s a great opportunity to meet up with old friends and meet a few new ones. It’s a rendezvous with excellence, and what a place to hold an event.”

Captain Charlie with other celebrants at Asia Superyacht Rendezvous

Captain Charlie with other celebrants at Asia Superyacht Rendezvous

The host hotel, The Surin, provides a fantastic tropical 5-star ambience for the social activities and the final evening is reserved for the VIP ‘Boat International Media Gala Dinner’. It’s a gourmet affair held in the romantic ambience of The Surin’s private beach…a fitting end to the 2012 Asia Superyacht Rendezvous.

Superyachts of 100’ or greater in length are invited to attend the elite event.