Charter Yachts for Virgin Islands

 Posted by on January 27, 2017  Boat Shows, CK News
Jan 272017
 
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BVI Charter Show 2016Top charter yachts in the Virgin Islands deemed worthy of our Top Yacht picks this season are listed below in categories to help you choose your next vacation!

Attending the yacht charter shows every season in desirable locations provide us the first hand knowledge of the yacht you will be living on board for one week or more; the Captain who will be your guide in the Virgin Islands and the talented Chef preparing your customized meals.  Whether you choose an active vacation with diving options or a more laid back vacation experience, we are here to offer  complimentary planning services.

Here are Sue’s Top Yacht Pick List from the last 2 yacht charter shows she attended in the US & British Virgin Islands. There are lots of excellent options still available for the school weeks, in February and April.  Here are some of her favorites!

BEST NEW YACHTS TO FLEET 2016-2017 Charter Season

61′ Catamaran LUAR
Sleeps 6 Guests in 3 King(s) | Details

58′ Catamaran THE ANNEX
Sleeps 10 Guests in 4 Queen(s), 2 Single(s) | Details

Culinary Competition for Top Yacht Chefs50′ Catamaran NEVERLAND
Sleeps 8 Guests in 4 Queen(s), 2 Single(s) | Details

EXCELLENT VALUE & GREAT FOR FAMILIES

62′ Catamaran CATSY
Sleeps 8 Guests in 4 Queen(s) | Details

57′ Catamaran RAVEN
Sleeps 8 Guests in 3 Queen(s), 1 Twin(s) | Details
SCUBA DIVE: Details

45′ Catamaran LOVEBOAT
Sleeps 7 Guests in 3 Queen(s), 1 Single(s) | Details

Good Vibrations Catamaran44′ Catamaran KATLYN
Sleeps 6 Guests in 2 Queen(s), 1 Double(s) | Details

50′ Catamaran WHITE HOUSE
Sleeps 6 Guests in 3 Queen(s) | Details

BEST HIGH END CATS & GREAT FOR TANDEMS/FLOTILLAS

62′ Catamaran LADY KATLO
Sleeps 6 Guests in 3 Queen(s) | Details

60′ Catamaran AMARA
Sleeps 10 Guests in 5 Queen(s) | Details

Yoga On Deck aboard FLIP FLOP Catamaran65′ Catamaran ALTESSE
Sleeps 8 Guests in 4 Queen(s) | Details

56′ Catamaran AMAZING LADY
Sleeps 8 Guests in 4 Queen(s), 1 Twin(s) | Details

56′ Catamaran PLAYTIME
Sleeps 6 Guests in 3 Queen(s) | Details

56′ Catamaran AZULIA II
Sleeps 8 Guests in 4 Queen(s), 2 Pullman | Details

TOP DIVE YACHTS

Fishing in the Caribbean59′ Catamaran ALIVE
Sleeps 10 Guests in 5 Queen(s) | Details   SCUBA DIVE:  Details

58′ Catamaran PORT TO VINO
Sleeps 8 Guests in 1 King(s), 3 Queen(s) | Details
SCUBA DIVE:   Details

50′ Catamaran SEA ANEMONE
Sleeps 8 Guests in 3 Queen(s), 1 Twin(s) | Details
SCUBA DIVE:  Details

47′ Catamaran PISCES
Sleeps 6 Guests in 3 Queen(s) | Details
SCUBA DIVE:  Details

British Virgin Islands Itineray on your yacht vacation - Click to enlarge!

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45′ Catamaran HAPPY TIME
Sleeps 6 Guests in 1 King(s), 2 Queen(s) | Details
SCUBA DIVE:  Details

FOODIE AWARDS

67′ Catamaran BAMARANDI
Sleeps 10 Guests in 1 King(s), 3 Queen(s), 1 Twin(s) | Details

60′ Catamaran OTTERSIDE
Sleeps 12 Guests in 2 King(s), 2 Queen(s), 2 Double(s) | Details

50′ Catamaran XENIA
Sleeps 6 Guests in 3 Queen(s) | Details

BEST SAIL MONOHULL
56′ Sail MOJEKA
Sleeps 6 Guests in 1 King(s), 2 Double(s) | Details

BEST POWERCAT
51′ Power Cat WILDCAT TOO
Sleeps 6 Guests in 3 Queen(s), 1 attached Single(s) | Details

BEST MOTOR YACHT
68′ M/Y SERENE
Sleeps 8 Guests in 2 Double(s), 1 Single(s), 1 Twin(s) | Details

Jan 242017
 
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RememberWhenMotorYacht_Dive TenderSCUBA diving is a treat aboard the 162REMEMBER WHEN, available for charter in the Bahamas this season.  She is fully outfitted to receive diving and fishing guests.  I first fell in love with this Feadship at Antigua Yacht Charter Show this past December, where her 10 enthusiastic and doting crew showed me they aim to please.  REMEMBER WHEN is special, having accommodations for up to 12 guests in 6 luxury staterooms with ensuite bathrooms.  She features all top notch toys for pure enjoyment.  Click here for a full list of  REMEMBER WHEN’S specifications .

Suggested Bahamas Yachting Itineraries

Yachting and diving ideas in the Bahamas from PADI

Signature features and equipment (seen in above video)

42′ Invincible towed tender, equipped for fishing and side-door boarding

Additional “RIB” tender with 260hp Yanmar Jetdrive

Two (2) High-performance Yamaha Waverunners 

Passer_Angelfish-dm289169Fly Dive hydro-flight system 

Seabobs (2)

Paddleboards (3)

SCUBA Dive gear

Laser Pico (1)

RememberWhenMotorYacht_TenderFishing Gear

Beach toys

BBQ and Beach Setup

V-SAT Constant Internet

Exercise Equipment

Air-conditioned outdoor areas

For best results. use our complimentary planning to arrange your private yacht vacation.

Dec 202016
 
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She was one of the Top Yachts at the Antigua Charter Show this December.  The contemporary design offers spacious “social areas” on all three deck levels.  Motor Yacht Callisto, a Feadship (the top of the line in yachting) is ideal for families, couples and a corporate incentive venue.  Accommodating 12 guests in 6 cabins, she has a master suite on the main deck, three doubles and two twins all with en-suite bathrooms are located on the lower deck level.  For ultimate comfort, an elevator serves the lower guest cabins up to the bridge deck.

Additional features:

  • Fully equipped gymnasium
  • Timeless Terence Disdale interior
  • Experienced Michelin-star trained Chef
  • Extensive water sports equipment list
  • Highly trained crew of 16
Hinckley Picnic Boat

Hinckley picnic boat accompanies M/Y CALLISTO

Equipped with water toys for all ages, she also includes 2 onboard personal trainers and 2 Hinckley picnic boats.  Contact us to reserve M/Y CALLISTO for your winter vacation in the Caribbean, or for the Summer in the Mediterranean.

ANTIGUA CHARTER YACHT SHOW 2016

 Posted by on December 7, 2016  Boat Shows, CK News
Dec 072016
 
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We’re off again!  On December 4-9, Sue and I visit Antigua for the annual inspection of the region’s yacht fleet.  Antigua will be visited this week by over 90 Super Yachts of all sizes and designs hailing from Europe, the Caribbean and America.  The three Host marinas include Nelson’s Dockyard Marina in English Harbour, historically significant as a former British Navy Base and now a cultural heritage site; Falmouth Harbour Marina; and the Antigua Yacht Club Marina; the latter two are both located in Falmouth Harbour.

Most major yacht charter shows take place in November and December annually.  These shows help us gain insights and updates on new and improved yachts, crews, itinerary ideas, maritime law and contractual updates, and industry trends, all for the benefit of you, our clients, who rely on us to make yachting a unique, pleasurable vacation experience.   Follow our Facebook postings as we undertake this daunting task.  We’ll be posting videos and photos, doing our best to capture and highlight the most stunning features – spas, pools, toys, food, and more. Join us on Facebook!

Charter brokers, media and press will be filling the docks both day and night.  This is an ideal time to strengthen relationships in the industry while experiencing this British Island jewel nestled among the Leeward Islands.

Culinary Competition for Top Yacht ChefsTop Yacht Chefs Compete

The yachts we select for our clients often feature skilled chefs known for their ability at masterful menu creations amid the unique challenges of a galley kitchen. The Chef Competition is one we look forward to every year.  Captain Jan Robinson, the organizer, does an incredible job of managing schedules and judging.  She also happens to be my roommate for the last 4 years – what fun!

Now, the yachts 

Of course, our Yacht Search feature enables you to find one suitable for your needs, large or small, but we thought it would be fun to think big – in case you are, too.

289' Sail Yacht MALTESE FALCONThe largest yacht to visit the Antigua show this year is Sailing Yacht 289′ MALTESE FALCON . A Perini Navi design, she accommodates 12 guests with 19 Crew, and operates in both the Caribbean and the Eastern Mediterranean.  Use our clickable World Destinations Map to scout for itinerary ideas.  This is an option worth considering for a group getaway, family reunion, or corporate reward program.

 

238' Motor Yacht Coral OceanThe largest Motor Yacht 238′ CORAL OCEAN accommodates 12 Guests in 6 Cabins with 21 Crew.  Click her link above to get a glimpse of her luxurious staterooms and accommodations.   Plenty of sundeck space, water toys, and indoor and outdoor mingling environments ensure a comfortable, exhilarating experience for your group.  If you want to visit a world sporting event, seal an important deal, or just bond with your tribe, M/Y CORAL OCEAN  will easily meet your needs.  She generally operates in the Eastern Mediterranean, so if you are thinking  about Croatia, Greek Easter, Turkey, and the Agean Isles, we can help you select from a variety of itinerary options – or tailor one that suits your plans and ideas.

 

296 Motor Sail Yacht NERO

m/y Nero
Bluewater Yachting Antibes, France

The largest Motor Sail Yacht, 296′ M/Y NERO accommodates up to 12 Guests with 20 Crew, and can be chartered for either the Caribbean or Western Mediterranean.  Whether you prefer the warm tropical Caribbean vibe, or seek the vibrant cultural immersion of the Western Med, such as Spain, France or Italy and their sunny, temperate climes,  M/Y NERO can be the focal point of that singular experience for your group.

Consider signing up to receive news of our travels, our Top Yacht Chefs, and insights on world events and ports of call.  Thanks for reading!

 

Nov 152016
 
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Celebrate New Year’s Eve onboard the luxury 140′ Motor Yacht KING BABY.   Her Rock ‘n Roll history interior, is the new hot charter yacht available for Caribbean winter charters. 

New Year’s Eve in St. Barth’s is a superyacht shindig.  It is where the jet set have been going for years to see and be seen.  St. Barth’s has the French elegance with Caribbean flare.  One of the most secluded islands and safest in the Caribbean, it is accessible only by small aircraft, ferry or your private yacht. 

You can enjoy the lavish festivities and traditional fireworks over Gustavia Harbor on your KING BABY.  Why rent a villa when this yacht has crew to pamper you?  It is your floating villa.

This is the time to get away from it all and charter in the Caribbean.  Fly into French St. Maarten for New Years and begin your week long charter.   *Click here to view this cruising area.

2016 Build | 12 Guests | 5 Cabins | 9 Crew

King Baby for charter in the Caribbean
King Baby for charter in the Caribbean

Interior Photos by Sue Gearan

KING BABY Motor Yacht

The 140-foot (42.7m) IAG luxury motor yacht draws influences from rock’n’roll history and the edgy jewelry line she is named after. With five chic and contemporary staterooms offering accommodation for up to 12 guests, KING BABY is the perfect yacht for an exciting holiday in the Caribbean. Guests will enjoy a full-beam master suite on the main deck, which has a sumptuous his-and-hers en-suite bathroom, three superbly styled en-suite king staterooms and one large twin stateroom below deck.

With interior and exterior styling by the renowned Evan K. Marshall, the aesthetic of KING BABY is bold and slightly provocative.  Her unique style makes her a standout. On board KING BABY guitars are used as pieces of art, custom tables and doors are inspired by kings of rock and vintage hood ornaments set a truly alluring tone. Furthermore, the owners curated an inspiring collection of classic rock photos and iconography throughout the decks of the yacht. All of this is made complete by modern amenities that ensure total comfort while cruising.

Luxury with a rebel spirit is what KING BABY is all about.

For best results, share your dates and ideas with our complimentary planning service today.

King Baby motor yacht

MAIN FEATURES

 

Fantastic charter-savvy crew under the command of Captain Peter Spinelli
The largest composite IAG Yacht ever built in China
Show-stopping rock iconography throughout
Guest accommodations for 12 in five beautifully designed staterooms
84-inch TV in the skylounge with a mega sound system for the ultimate cinema experience
Custom-built Jacuzzi with a three-tiered waterfall surrounded by a stylish bar on sundeck
Upper aft deck features alfresco dining for 10 with AC panel for comfort

Evan K. Marshall is responsible for the swooping exterior lines and the relaxing interior, a mix of hand-crafted black walnut woodwork offset by lighter upholstery. Big windows really open up the shared guest spaces, and there is plenty of headroom, too (the owner is over six feet tall). The guest spaces benefit from some monochrome images of a variety of latterday rock stars and icons – Keith Richards, Pattie Hansen, Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Debbie Harry and Bob Dylan among others, and there’s even an electric guitar on a stand in the sky lounge, should any guest feel the need to jam. The rock theme adds a cool vibe to the yacht, and perhaps indicates the interests of her owner.  – Superyachtworld

TENDERS

 

31-foot Jupiter Center Console
16.5-foot Williams Jet Tender

 

TOYS

2 Yamaha WaveRunners (2016)
Inflatable Slide from third deck
2 SeaBobs
4 Paddleboards
2 Inflatable kayaks
Wakeboard
Kneeboard
Water skis
Towable tube
Snorkeling gear (masks and fins)
Light fishing gear
Spearfishing gear
Various beach toys

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