Best value: Semi-custom or fully custom yachts

on Tuesday, 20 October 2020. Posted in Yacht Company News

Best value: Semi-custom or fully custom yachts

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Those who are new to the superyacht industry may assume that purchasing a fully-custom superyacht is the best way forward. Custom or bespoke superyachts are usually perceived to be the best choice because of their unique design, finish and technical platform.

But in reality, semi-custom yachts can offer the same level of quality as their custom counterparts. As semi-custom yachts are based off tried and tested production series, there is very little room for error - which places semi-custom yachts among the best in class. In addition, because they are built of an existing platform, with modifications made to the exterior and interior design, semi-custom yachts tend to be less expensive than fully custom superyachts.

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One of the best value semi-custom yachts on the market is the 46.7m motor yacht My Secret. Built from steel and aluminium by Dutch yard Heesen and delivered in 2012, she is part of the yard's highly successful 4700 series.

One of the last hulls built in this platform, her specially designed bulbous bow creates an anti-wave for a smoother path through the water. Featuring an exterior design by Omega Architects, she offers the largest internal volume in her class, at just under 500 GT.

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Perfect for those who wish to make the best use of the available space, yacht My Secret has a sundeck measuring nearly 90 square meters, with a foredeck lounge and sun pads for additional privacy. Her luxurious and neutral interior design is the work of Bannenberg & Rowell and features a muted palette with walls panelled in white elm. Able to accommodate up to twelve guests in five cabins, this includes a full-beam master suite forward on the main deck, two doubles and two twin cabins, both with Pullman berths. Looked after by a crew of 11, this semi-custom yacht offers the complete package.

How to Choose The Right Yacht Charter Management Company For You

on Wednesday, 23 September 2020. Posted in Yacht Company News

How To Find the Right Yacht Charter Management Company

If you’re a boat owner considering chartering out your yacht you may find it a struggle to choose between the multitude of yacht charter management companies there are out there to help.

In an increasingly competitive market place, it is important to sell your yacht to the right clientele, which means picking a broker with years of experience and contacts. It is also a full-time job making sure the yacht is shipshape, with a happy and hard-working crew. Finding the right charter yacht management team is no easy task considering the sheer number of yacht charter management companies in almost every port.

We’ve put together ten pointers to check when choosing a charter management agency that’ll get you results.

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Find The Perfect Yacht Charter Management Company

  1. MARKETING CREDENTIALS

Yacht management businesses are responsible for getting you the right bookings for your yacht through specialist marketing. A successful company will use a multi-pronged strategy of direct marketing campaigns, social media, website listings and blogging, as well as traditional print mediums and events. Ask them to talk you through their ideas to understand what they’ll do that others won’t.

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2. YACHT SHOW PRESENCE

A significant part of any successful yacht charter management company’s marketing budget will be spent on participating at the key international yacht shows. A lot of charter business is carried out at leading events such as Fort Lauderdale Boat Show and Palm Beach Boat Show, and it is key that your yacht is on the mind of charter brokers when they are meeting clients at shows like these.

3. FINDING TOP-CLASS CREW

The quality of a yacht’s crew can make or break a charter, so it is essential that your management team can help you get the right team on board. They will also be able to help fill spaces if a member of the crew leaves mid-charter, a Captain’s worst nightmare.

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4. KNOWLEDGE

Marketing your yacht will be considerably easier and reap better results if the agency you choose has an in-depth knowledge of your yacht. This includes knowing all about the guest experience onboard, especially the experience and contacts of the Captain, as well as the intricacies of the water toy garage.

5. EXPERTS IN MARITIME REGULATIONS

As the owner of a charter yacht you must be confident that your yacht is commercially compliant. This includes a myriad of land-based complexities such as crew training, social security measures and insurance, through to structural surveys and regular safety checks for the yacht. Make sure your management team is savvy about all the relevant maritime regulations

6. YACHT CHARTER ITINERARIES

Your yacht charter management company will be responsible for every aspect of each charter onboard your yacht, including scheduling itineraries to best suit each client, leaving you with nothing else to do but sit back and enjoy the financial benefits. Brokers will find the clients, sort out the paperwork, and co-ordinate with the yacht’s Captain and crew throughout the trip. And if there is a problem mid-trip, is the broker and not you that will have to deal with it.

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7. INTERNATIONAL FOCUS WITH LOCAL HEART

Choosing a brokerage with an international outlook is crucial as it means that you will be able to market your yacht all over the world, securing charters through high and low seasons in different regions such as the Med and the Caribbean. This will ensure that your vessel is used all year round, which can be very financially rewarding. However, it is also important that your charter management company also knows the local charter market well and has contacts amongst the local yachting community.

8. ESTABLISHED CHARTER YACHT MANAGEMENT COMPANY

Luxury yachting is a growing business, with charter companies springing up all over the world. It is important to choose an established brokerage with a string of international offices, a large and growing client database, and a great online and marketing presence to ensure the success of your yacht in the competitive charter world.

9. CHARTER BROKERS ASSOCIATIONS

To ensure industry standards are regularised a number of professional yachting bodies have been set up, such as the Florida Yacht Brokers Association (FYBA), the Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association (MYBA), and the California Yacht Brokers Association (CYBA). In most cases, we would recommend only considering a yacht charter management company that is a member of one of these prestigious associations.

10. TRUST YOUR INSTINCT

With many things in life, trust your instinct when finding the right company to look after your most prized possession. It will be much more enjoyable - and arguably work better - if you choose someone you actually like!

 

Beyond the Boat Race: What to do on a St. Bart’s yacht charter

on Friday, 03 April 2020. Posted in Locations

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5 things to do on a St. Bart’s yacht charter


With the famous St Bart’s regatta—Les Voiles de St. Barth—just around the corner, competitive sailors will be getting ready for five days of racing and post-race relaxation. Each spring, this Caribbean event attracts not just crew and their guests but sailing enthusiasts on St. Bart’s yacht charters looking to join the festivities and take advantage of the island’s dining scene, chic shopping and dreamy beaches.

When you charter a yacht in St. Bart’s you’ll experience glamourous French luxury combined with Caribbean cool; haute couture and stars on superyachts to the backdrop of reggae vibes and rum cocktails. Once the excitement of the regatta is over, here are a few things you might like to do on your St. Bart’s yacht charter.


Bathe at all the best beaches

Visitors to this tropical island have the choice of 16 sensational beaches, each with its own character. Serious sun-worshippers will love Saline Beach – no shade, no bars, just crystal-clear blue waters and sand as powdery as icing sugar. Another top spot is Colombier; a secluded paradise ideal for a St. Bart’s yacht charter since it’s only
accessible by boat. Whereas those that prefer a more buzzing beach scene should head to Shell Beach for its Sunday all-day beach party or Eden Rock and Nikki Beach – the places to see and be seen. Once a week, Nikki Beach hosts a glamourous table-dancing day party where it’s not unusual to spot an A-list celebrity.

Shop ‘til you drop in Gustavia

St. Bart’s is by far the Caribbean’s best shopping destination, and a St. Bart’s yacht charter will have plenty of opportunity for retail therapy. Gustavia, St. Bart’s capital, came alive in the 60s and 70s when wealthy vacationers and Hollywood celebrities began rocking up to port in superyachts. It’s here that you’ll find all the luxury brands such as Hermès and Cartier as well as local designers that have made big names for themselves with the rich and famous. Elsewhere on the island, expect to see all sorts of goodies from beachwear to home wear to unique jewellery.

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Put on your best eveningwear

If you love a sophisticated party scene then a St. Bart’s yacht charter is the vacation for you. After sunset, the swankiest hot spots come alive with one of the most reputable restaurants being Bonito Saint Barth - Latin-French cuisine with a South Beach vibe. The most romantic address is by far Eden Rock’s On the Rocks, perched on St. Jean Bay with the most magnificent views. Those wanting to party into the early hours should head to Le Ti St-Barth, where you’re led through a secret door, dressed up with flamboyant accessories and invited onto a strobe-lit dance floor. Other options for a late nightery are Bagatelle of New York fame, and Modjo St Barts, a late-night club with a lounge vibe.

Discover St. Bart’s underwater world

In the 90’s, St. Bart’s created the Natural Reserve of St. Barthelemy, with five sanctuary zones that protect the underwater ecosystems. With 22 incredible dive sites, visitors are welcome to explore the colourful shallow reefs and the many tropical and rare species. Dive below the upside-down wreck of the Nonstop, a yacht that sunk during Hurricane Hugo in 1989. On your St. Bart’s yacht charter you’re sure to have a choice of diving and fishing equipment not to mention exhilarating water toys like jet skis, seabobs and fly-boards. Your yacht’s captain will know the most idyllic anchorages to make the most of all the island has to offer.

How to Enjoy the Best of the Austrian Boat Show 2020

on Wednesday, 18 March 2020. Posted in Locations

How to Enjoy the Best of the Austrian Boat Show 2020

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Everything from luxury sailing to sport diving, nautical innovations and water sports will be highlighted at the Austrian Boat Show 2020 in Tulln, running 5th-8th March.

This trend boat show in Tulln is billed by organisers as the biggest and most comprehensive boat show in Austria and Central and Eastern Europe. With nearly 400 exhibitors from around the globe, the Austrian Boat Show 2020 promises to be an outstanding opportunity to browse the best in luxury sailing and motor yachts, as well as equipment and accessories. Water sports enthusiasts and divers will also find everything needed to enhance their experience, and a plethora of tourism information will be available on the top marinas and destinations worldwide for every kind of trip or adventure.

Here’s what you need to know about the Austrian Boat Show 2020

Q. When and where is the Austrian Boat Show 2020?

A. The Austrian boat show is from 5th till 8th March, from 10:00 to 1800, in Tulln. This historic town on the Danube is about 65 kilometres from Vienna International Airport and is easily accessible by train, car, or taxi.

Q. What is the Tulln boat show?

A. Hailed as the most comprehensive boat show and water sports trade fair on the continent, it draws some 50,000 visitors annually. In addition to a range of exhibitions, from sailboats, motor boats, racing boats, cruisers, and catamarans to electric boats, fishing boats, sporting kayaks, and canoes, the Austrian Boat Show 2020 offers numerous presentations, talks, and “infotainment” sessions.

Q. What are some highlights of the show?

A. Sailing yachts will be featured, along with sailboats, dinghies, and trimarans. Diving will also be highlighted, with exhibitions of diving equipment and information about underwater photography and premier diving territories. Water sports will be represented with stand-up paddleboards, wakeboards, water skis, and windsurfing.

Q. What’s new this year?

A. This year, space at the trend boat show in Tulln has expanded to include a new 6,500-square-metre exhibition hall, a 500-seat restaurant, conference rooms, checkrooms, covered walkways between halls, and restroom facilities accessible to disabled people.

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Q. What is the best way to navigate the expansive show?

A. Organisers have made it easy to find the sectors you are looking for at the trend boat show by setting up competence centres and theme halls.

Top of the list is Hall 3, the new motor boat centre, featuring 15 types of boats; Halls 4 and 5 highlight sailing boats for beginners to professionals; Hall 6 is dedicated to stand-up paddle-boarding, canoes, kayaks, rowboats, and equipment; Hall 8 focuses on the needs of divers; and Hall 10 shines a spotlight on sailing yachts, with berths for vessels over 50 feet.

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Q. How do I get tickets?

A. Tickets are available online at the Austrian Boat Show 2020 website. Some boating businesses, such as yacht share company SmartYacht, will also provide you with a free ticket in return for booking an appointment with them.

Enjoy the show, and smooth sailing!

4 Marine Secrets That Will Definitely Blow Your Mind

on Monday, 09 March 2020. Posted in Locations

Learn about the Marine World

Today, people know more about space than water. The moon landing is no longer a surprise to anyone – astronauts travel there like to their homes. And Elon Musk promised humanity affordable accommodation on Mars. At the same time, the bottom of the world ocean remains an exciting and unknown topic. People are drawn to the unknown, leading to an immense number of books and movies.

Writing reviews is required not only from competent professionals to give a reasoned and objective opinion on scientific works but also from critics to evaluate various works of art. But how to do this properly? How to write a movie review on a professional and quality level? If you need help in writing a work, we recommend asking the advice of professionals.

The mysteries that the sea holds in its abysses are unlikely to be ever fully solved by humanity. Throughout its history, humanity has managed to explore only 5 percent of the sea depths. So it is not surprising that unseen-before amazing creatures and sunken ancient cities hide in the dark caves. In this article, we have gathered for you the most amazing and still unsolved mysteries of the sea.

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A City Lost Underwater


Archaeologists have recently discovered the remains of an ancient city not far from the coast of India. Well, what's so amazing about it, you may ask. The fact that experts estimate the age of those urban buildings to be around 9500 - 10000 years, which means that our civilization is much older than it is considered.

Can you imagine how much fascinating knowledge these underwater ruins can tell us? The problem is that even on land, people ignore and destroy everything that does not fit into conventional history. Why would we need underwater artifacts and even entire cities? Therefore, orthodox science is not only in no hurry to explore the remains of ancient settlements, but also in every way prevents its study.


Voice of Depth

In 1997 hydrophones of NOAA (National Oceanic Research Administration of the USA) registered a sound called Bloop. Explorers of the sea have never heard such a loud and unusual "voice of the depths." It turns out that in nature (in their opinion) there are no sea animals capable of screaming so strongly. Or do they still exist?

This question is of great concern to independent researchers, who are quite aware that the ocean depths are inhabited by unknown animals, perhaps even by sentient ones.

How do these animals manage to stay out of people's sight?

Firstly, the ocean is several times greater than the land, not to mention its depth, which makes this world enormous. Secondly, according to some researchers, the world ocean is connected to the planet's deep underground water reservoirs, which can be many times larger than the inhabited land. In this case, the waters can hide every conceivable and unimaginable forms of life. There is reason to believe that we have explored outer space much better than the ocean's depths.


Unidentified Object at the Bottom of the Sea

A strange and very mysterious construction was once discovered at the bottom of the Baltic Sea by a team of Swedish divers. Later, the Ocean X Team even managed to capture the object on a video, to take at least some measurements. However, the experienced specialists were still unable to establish what the discovery was. The construction was reminiscent of either a shipwreck of aliens or some ancient altar. Moreover, any equipment failed next to it, even a flashlight.

Analysis of samples of the material used to construct the object showed that it has an extraterrestrial origin. Swedish divers are planning to return to their unique find and, at the same time, wonder why nobody is interested in it except them?

Red Tides


This sounds beautiful and creepy at the same time, but these tides are dangerous. A special kind of algae causes the water to be red. The degree of the threat depends on the concentration of these algae: the point is that during blooming, they produce a particular toxin that can destroy fish, plants, and other living organisms, thus, affecting the balance of the ecosystem.

For humans, as well, this toxin can be dangerous: depending on its quantity in the water, itching and more severe allergies can arise. There have been cases where the vapor of this kind of algae has penetrated the air.


Final Thoughts

The ocean has always attracted people, even though it is not their natural environment. However, particular mysteries of water have no explanation. How many times ships, boats, planes disappeared in the ocean. Fatal whirlpools, huge waves appearing, as well as great glowing circles on the water cannot be explained by science. Some unexplained events appear only in specific areas. They entice people despite the enormous danger.

Romanticists call the sea a world of mysteries and wonders, and our selection today proves it. There is no better name for the blue abyss!

 

Discover The Exquisite Saronics - Greece Never Looked So Good

on Monday, 07 October 2019. Posted in Locations

Discover the exquisite Saronics, Greece by yacht

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Just when you thought Greece couldn't get any more idyllic, we bring you a deal from fractional yacht agency SmartYacht that makes it even sweeter; this Autumn, you could explore the Saronics in Greece on a weeklong all-inclusive yacht charter from just €1,990.

The dreamy, historic Saronic Islands, an easy and enjoyable cruise from mainland Athens, still deliver warm temperatures throughout October, with highs of 22°C and only 6 days of predicted rainfall throughout the entire month. And there is no better way to explore these islands than by yacht, offering the opportunity to drop anchor wherever you please and discover the most hidden and exclusive spots. A Greece yacht charter could be your dream autumn adventure - read on to see what lies in store…

Discover the Saronic (Greece) Islands day by day

Day 1: Piraeus - Aegina - Poros overnight

Cruise from Piraeus to Aegina, a stunning historic island just two hours from the mainland. Be awestruck at the Doric temple of Aphaia, dating all the way back to 500 BC yet still standing proudly today. Wander through the charming town of Paleachora, explore the archaeological site of Kolona Hill, a former acropolis, and don't forget to kick back and relax on one of the many exquisite beaches - we particularly recommend Marathon.

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Day 2: Poros - Spetses overnight

Stroll through the enchanting lemon grove on Aliki beach before we set off for our next destination - the peaceful seaside town of Ermioni. This is where Athenians come for their vacations, offering an idyllic break from the hustle and bustle of city life. We’ll also cruise to the arty and relaxed island of Agios Nikolaos, where sandy coves and gin-clear waters invite you to dive right in. Saronic Islands sailing is very popular, and you will love watching these yachts sail dreamily past you on the horizon.

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Day 3: Spetses - Nafplion overnight

Our yacht charter takes us to Peloponnese to explore the little town of Nafplion, thought to be one of the most stunning in the Saronics and Greece. You can feel the livelihood and Greek culture pulsating through the streets, and with so many waterfront cafes, restaurants, bars and clubs to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Gaze out at the impressive Bourtzi Castle as you enjoy a glass of local wine and delicious spanakopita or gyros.

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Day 4: Nafplion - Porto Heli overnight

If your dream holiday destination is luxury unbounded then Porto Heli is the place for you - the preferred Greek vacation spot of the ultra-rich. Sample some truly exquisite seafood here and treat yourself to the finest wines and cocktails. This is another great spot for watching the Saronic Island sailing yachts cruise by.

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Day 5: Porto Heli - Hydra overnight

Hydra is seen as the real gem of the Saronic Islands, with cars replaced by horse and carriage and elegant stone mansions adorning the hillside. This gives the island an ancient feel, casting away the stresses of modern-day life as soon as your toes hit the sand.

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Day 6: Hydra - Porto Heli - Aegina - Piraeus

We make our way back to Piraeus, but with one night left to explore lively Athens and its wild nightlife scene, the holiday is not over yet. Get ready to make even more memories at the final stop of our Greek Saronic Island adventure.

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Explore the Saronic Islands on classic superyacht Amanda

M/Y Amanda is a 24m superyacht, accommodating 12 guests in five beautiful cabins, and offering a classic yachting aesthetic which harks back to its 1956 heritage. Refitted just last year, she has all the state-of-the-art technology a modern traveller could dream of. Plus, with four crew - including your very own onboard chef - you’ll be living the life of luxury from the minute our journey begins.

You can take advantage of this Saronic (Greece) Islands adventure over one of two weeks - either from October 14th to the 20th 2019 or from October 28th to November 4th 2019. Beginning and ending at port Piraeus, Athens, this all-inclusive package comprises fuel, port fees, full board and drinks including soft drinks, wine and beer. Book a double cabin for two people for €1,990 per person, or a double cabin for one for €2,990.

Ready to book yourself a spot on this incredible Saronics escape? Get in touch with the team today.

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Motor vs Sailing Yacht - See What Matches Your Personality

on Tuesday, 25 September 2018. Posted in Yacht Company News

Motor vs Sailing Yacht - What’s Right For You?

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If you’re chartering for the first time, it’s easy to be confused by the range of yachts you have to choose from, starting with the core question of ‘motor vs sailing yacht’.  Over the years, sailing yachts have grown to become larger and more luxurious, so it’s not a simple question of sport and romance vs space and luxury any more. However, some differences do remain, and whether your perfect charter yacht is a motor yacht or sailing yacht may depend largely on your personality and the purpose of the charter. 

A Simple Guide to Weekend Yacht Charter on the French Riviera

on Friday, 27 July 2018. Posted in Locations

Enjoy a weekend yacht charter while renting a villa on the French Riviera

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If merely gazing at the sparkling Mediterranean Sea from the terrace of your luxury villa rental on the French Riviera is not quite good enough, why not hire a weekend yacht charter and discover the true Côte d’Azur?

One of the first sights to greet you as you drive along the coastal road to your luxury property on the Côte d’Azur is the sheer number of superyachts anchored in the shallow waters offshore.

The French Riviera is one of the most sought-after destinations for luxury yacht charters, with many of the world’s largest superyachts being based in the Mediterranean over the summer months.

Clients come from all over the world to explore the wonderful bays and delightful ports dotted along the French Riviera on fully-crewed luxury yachts, stopping at glamourous destinations such as Saint Tropez, Cannes, Antibes and Monaco. Other popular destinations for those on luxury yacht charter departing from the South of France include Corsica, Sardinia and the Italian Riviera.

However, many of the luxury yachts are also available for shorter weekend charters for clients who are perhaps staying in luxury villa rentals on the French Riviera but who would like to discover the coast by boat.

Differences Between a Sailing Yacht and Motor Yacht

on Thursday, 21 June 2018. Posted in Yacht Company News

Great guide to choose a sailing or motor yacht


yacht for sale Shenandoah of Sark FraserWhen deciding to buy a yacht, the first obvious question to consider is whether to buy a sailing yacht or motor yacht. 

As sailing superyachts have become larger and more luxurious in recent years, the choice between a motor yacht for sale or a sailing yacht for sale has become rather more difficult — in many cases simply a question of personal preference, rather than a significant difference in the onboard experience.
So if you’re in the market to buy a yacht and you find yourself attracted by elements of both sailing and motor yachts, here are some considerations that might split the difference, as well as two superb examples of sailing yachts and motor yachts for sale.

 

Professional Companies Offer Safe and Secure Yacht Transport

on Wednesday, 03 January 2018. Posted in Yacht Company News

Shipping a yacht has never been easier.

After you have gone on a luxury yacht charter to one of our fantastic destinations. You might consider buying a yacht of your own, in which case you will need reliable yacht transport.

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The Best Caribbean Destinations for an Ideal Christmas Yacht Charter

on Sunday, 24 December 2017. Posted in Yacht Company News, Locations

A Luxury Caribbean Yacht Charter Equals the Perfect Christmas Getaway

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Even when everywhere else seems dark, gloomy and cold, there’s one easy-to-reach spot on the globe where you’re virtually guaranteed to have a sunny and warm Christmas and New Year – the Caribbean. And, there’s literally no better way to enjoy all that this glorious corner of the planet has to offer than onboard your very own superyacht charter.

Fractional Boat Ownership with the Azimut Magellano 53

on Tuesday, 24 October 2017. Posted in New Yachts, Yacht Company News

Fractional Boat Ownership with the Azimut Magellano 53

The purchase of a yacht and the attendant running costs of mooring, maintenance, and crew can diminish the pleasure of owning a vessel.

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14 Things to do with Children on a French Riviera Yacht Charter

on Wednesday, 14 June 2017. Posted in Yacht Company News, Locations

14 Things to do with Children on a French Riviera Yacht Charter

On your next French Riviera Yacht Charter, take the children with you as we have selected 14 activities to enjoy with them.

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Explore the Norwegian Fjords by Yacht in 2017

on Thursday, 27 April 2017. Posted in Yacht Company News, Locations

Explore the Norwegian Fjords by Yacht in 2017

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Norway Yacht Charter in 2017

In the summer of 2017, take your yacht charter on the route less travelled. Discover breathtaking landscapes under the midnight sun and explore the Norwegian Fjords.

In the ancient Fjordlands of Norway, snow-capped mountains rise 1,700m above deep Fjords of perfect blue, and killer whales breach and hunt in crystal clear waters. On a Norway yacht charter you can kayak down snow melt rivers that are edged by deep green forest; you can admire eagles as they soar above your yacht; and you can relax in stunning luxury spas with endless views of mountains and sea.

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Action, Adventure and Nature Unite

Bask in the warm summer sunshine as you cycle through valleys of wildflowers, go summer skiing, or hiking on an ancient glacier. Snorkel Lake Lyngstoyl, where drowned farm buildings and roads are still visible in the clear waters; experience the epic scenery on the Flam railway; or take the brand new Loen skylift 1,000 metres above the Fjords.

Adventure sports lovers will be in their element on a yacht charter in the Norwegian Fjordlands, where white water rafting, canyoning, mountain-biking, rock climbing and bungee jumping are just a few of the adrenaline sports on offer. You can even tandem skydive from a helicopter, giving you some of the best views on earth at spectacular speed. Of course, if you would prefer to stay firmly inside the helicopter, there are plenty of helicopter tours that offer a birds-eye view of this staggering landscape of rugged peaks and gentle green valleys.

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Cruising Through Paradise

When your adrenaline-inducing excursions are finished, you can return to your yacht to relax in ultimate comfort: take a dip in the Jacuzzi under the midnight sun, while cruising up a Fjord that was carved by vast rivers of ice 2.5 million years ago. From the water level, you’ll marvel at the waterfalls that cascade from the cliffs to shower your yacht in fine cool mist, and the abandoned farmhouses that still cling to steep hillsides – so steep that farmers used to tie their children to trees so they didn’t fall off. You’ll see seals lying about on the wooden piers of white-painted villages, and harbour porpoises swimming alongside your yacht. Keen fishermen will be in their element in the Norwegian Fjords, with world-class halibut and giant cod to be found along the Atlantic Road.

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The Route Less-Travelled

The crowded anchorages of the Mediterranean feel very far away while on charter in the Norwegian Fjords. Nevertheless, cruising grounds do not only comprise rural, idyllic wilderness in Norway; this becomes apparent as you dock in Alesund - a picturesque island city that was re-built in Art Nouveau style after a town fire in 1904. Fine-dine at Restaurant Maki, one of Norway’s fines t seafood establishments. The Dark-Ages town of Bergen is also a great city stop on your Norway yacht charter, with its narrow medieval alleyways and bright-painted buildings that cluster around the port.

For all the modern art galleries and glamorous hotels that you’ll find in the Fjordlands, it’s still all too easy to imagine the days of the Vikings here, and to half-believe the ancient legends of trolls as you climb Troll Wall or stand on the very edge of Troll’s Tongue – a stunning ledge of rock with panoramic views. With a labyrinth of islands and Fjords to explore, the only way to do this natural wonderland justice is by luxury superyacht

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Boot Dusseldorf 2017: The World’s Biggest Maritime Trade Fair Returns

on Wednesday, 21 December 2016. Posted in Yacht Company News, Locations

Boot Dusseldorf 2017: The World’s Biggest Maritime Trade Fair Returns

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attend Boot Dusseldorf in January 2017. It’s the biggest and best maritime trade fair in the world with a huge selection of yachts and interactive events.

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