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.

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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Nov 102016
 
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The newest and hottest destination in Europe is cruising Northern Croatia.   If you have done the milk run from Split to Dubrovnik and are interested discovering Istria and Kvarner Bay, we can get you on board.

86’ NASEEM Motor Yacht is based in Northern Croatia for 2017

Cruising Northern Croatia

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4 CABINS  | 1 Master | 1 VIP | 2 Twins with ensuite bathrooms

4 Professional Crew

Accommodations

Naseem’s interior layout sleeps up to 8 guests in 4 staterooms, including a master suite, 1 VIP stateroom and 2 twin cabins.  Her 4 crew on board ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience.

Timeless styling, beautiful furnishings and sumptuous seating feature throughout to create an elegant and comfortable atmosphere.

Naseem’s impressive leisure and entertainment facilities make her the ideal charter yacht for socializing and entertaining with family and friends.

Performance

With a cruising speed of 20 knots, a maximum speed of 24 knots and a range of 420nm from her 11,500litre fuel tanks, she is the perfect combination of performance and luxury.

Amenities

Jacuzzi (on deck), Air Conditioning, Deck Jacuzzi, WiFi connection on board

Charter NASEEM for 7nights/8days for an estimated €7,500. Per Person based on 8 guests

Naseem is currently available for charter, to find out more about this super yacht please contact us for your complimentary itinerary planning.

Oct 062016
 
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Written by Sue

In the travel & yachting industries we have what are called “FAMS”, or familiarization trips. This is when the agent/broker actually gets to go and experience exactly what their client would. Obviously this is the best way to sell our product: by cruising on a yacht first hand, visiting the locations, tasting the cuisine and witnessing the five-star service up close and personal.

Here is Carol and Sue’s Galapagos Islands itinerary for the week of October 8-15, 2016, updated by them during the trip. Consider reserving our choice, the M/Y INTEGRITY, for your own adventure!

Western Route (this itinerary can adapt to suit your interests)

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The M/Y INTEGRITY  is taking the Western Route, which features the younger, volcanically active islands of Isabela and Fernandina, as well as Floreana—site of some of the more outlandish stories of the Islands. You’ll have daily opportunities to snorkel and kayak with sea lions, sea turtles, penguins and colorful fish. At night the stars shine brilliantly while Swallow-tailed Gulls—the only nocturnal gull in the world—swoop through the boat’s lights.

Saturday AM: Santa Cruz — Highlands

galapagos-western-yacht-charter-routeVisit the highlands of Santa Cruz Island for a special opportunity to view the islands’ most famous reptile: the giant tortoises in their wild habitat. What a privilege to see an endangered species roving in this lush environment! The vegetation of the area includes the Scalesia Forest (an endemic giant daisy tree) and birds such as the vermilion flycatcher will delight everyone with its scarlet feathers against an emerald green forest. Look for Darwin’s finches (most of them from the tree-finch group), particularly the famous Woodpecker Finch.

Saturday PM: Santa Cruz — Charles Darwin Research Station, Embark Puerto Ayora

We will visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and Galápagos National Park headquarters to learn first hand of the conservation and research efforts in the islands. There, you’ll see several subspecies of adult tortoises, lots of hatchlings, and learn of the repatriation programs that are saving several subspecies of tortoises and iguanas from extinction. Later In the afternoon, we will board our yacht, Integrity, for dinner and set sail on our Island cruise. We will live aboard the yacht and spend as much time exploring the islands as park rules permit. Each night, we’ll travel on to the next destination.

Sunday AM: Floreana — Punta Cormorant and Champion Island

We’ll see flamingos wade in a large lagoon by a green olivine sand beach, and take a short hike to Flour Beach where sea turtles nest and rays frolic offshore. Then, we’ll snorkel at Champion Island with curious, playful sea lions and hope to catch a glimpse of the rare Floreana Mockingbird.

Sunday PM: Floreana — Post Office Bay, Asilo de Paz, Black Beach

giant-tortoise-Galapagos-yacht-charterFirst we’ll stop at the wooden barrel that has served as a “post office” since the 18th Century, where you have the opportunity to continue the tradition. Then we head into the Floreana Highlands to visit tortoises and learn about the history of Wittmer Caves and hear the stories of the Wittmer family, the doctor and his mistress, and the Baroness and her lovers. Our day ends with a barbeque on board Integrity.

Monday AM: Southwestern Isabela — Punta Moreno

We walk onto this young lava flow at the base of Cero Azul past cacti and other early colonizing plants. This flow is dotted with numerous “oases” of brackish lagoons containing a wide variety of life, including flamingos, Paint-billed Crakes, White-cheeked Pintails, and Common Gallinules.

Monday PM: Southwestern Isabela — Elizabeth Bay and Las Marielas

We float in our skiffs silently into the narrow channels of the mangrove lagoon to see rays, Flightless Cormorants, penguins, pelicans, lava herons, sea turtles, sea lions, Blue-footed Boobies, many fish and other species that inhabit this vital zone. The Marielas Islets, just outside the bay, are home to many penguins, and visitors can usually observe them both on shore and swimming nearby.

Tuesday AM: Central Isabela — Urbina Bay

This site is very unique. In 1954, volcanic activity caused a 6 km stretch of coastline to be uplifted 5 m in a matter of hours, stranding coral heads, and all sea life that couldn’t escape, more than a km away from the new shore. We walk among the skeletal coral garden, now home to lizards and mockingbirds. Urbina Bay is also home to large, colorful land iguanas. During certain times of the year we may encounter Alcedo tortoises which come down from the highlands to nest in the warm sands of Urbina Bay.

Tuesday PM: Fernandina — Punta Espinosa

This peninsula is on the most pristine and youngest island of Galapagos. Fernandina is highly volcanically active with eruptions occurring frequently, the latest in 2008. Upon landing, we are met by an abundance of small, dark marine iguanas and brightly colored Sally Lightfoot Crabs. We walk out on a pahoehoe lava flow—younger than the one at Punta Moreno—past a few pioneering plants. Along the sandy shore we can see Flightless Cormorants, pelicans, and numerous, lounging sea lions. Sunsets are often stunning.

Wednesday AM: Northwestern Isabela — Tagus Cove

Pirates and whalers in the 19th Century using Tagus Cove for anchorage left their marks on the cliffs of this sunken caldera, a tradition of graffiti that continues to today. A short, steep hike passes Darwin Lake, which sits within a tuff cone and is filled with salt water. This site is an excellent place for viewing land birds, including Ground and Tree Finches, Galapagos Hawks, Yellow Warblers, Large-billed Flycatchers and even sometimes the Woodpecker Finch. A rare sighting of land iguanas is a treat. A dinghy ride or kayak along the cliffs provides views of geologic features, as well as penguins and other bird species.

Wednesday PM: Northwestern Isabela — Punta Vicente Roca

The large cave and cleaved tuft cone and caldera wall are impressive geological formations and provide a beautiful backdrop for nesting birds, including Blue-footed and Nazca Boobies, gulls, storm petrels, and Brown Noddy Terns. It also forms a calm gathering area for sea turtles. Along with sea turtles, snorkelers can see many species of colorful fish, penguins, sea lions, sea anemones, small jellyfish, and other sealife.

Thursday AM: Santiago — Puerto Egas and Mina de Sal

Galapagos-sea-lionThere are two separate trails here. The first meanders along the coast to the fur seal grottoes, a safe haven for the shy Galapagos Fur Seal amongst the crags and swimming inlets, and home to American Oystercatchers, marine iguanas and ubiquitous sea lions. The second, less-used trail heads inland to a lagoon at the Salt Mine Volcano where flamingos and other birds are found.

Thursday PM: Santiago — Espumilla Beach and Buccaneer Cove

Espumilla is a red-sand beach and a sea turtle nesting site, with an inland trail that passes a small lagoon and into the arid zone where it is possible to view many land birds in a beautiful landscape, including Galapagos Hawks. While snorkeling at Buccaneer Cove, you may see sea lions, fur seals, sea turtles, rays, sharks, pelagic fishes, and amazing underwater geologic formations.

Friday AM: Santa Cruz — Caleta Tortuga Negra, Bachas Beach

Enjoy a quiet and peaceful ending to your adventure at Bachas’ fine, white beach. Two small lagoons just over the dunes sometimes host flamingos. “Bachas” comes from the remains of a barge that ran aground decades ago, leaving just a few rusty spines visible today. In Caleta Tortuga Negra we have a silent skiff ride to see sea turtles feed and mate in the calm waters, and three species of sharks, Spotted rays, egrets, and lava herons. Aboard we celebrate our last night together.

Friday PM: North Seymour

Galapagos-land-iguana-viewed-yacht-charterThe trail at North Seymour heads inland where we will see the largest colony of Magnificent Frigatebirds in Galapagos, Blue-footed Boobies, and occasionally land iguanas. We then head along the coast where we will have ample opportunity to observe sea lions and marine iguanas.

Saturday AM: Baltra — Disembark

We’ll have breakfast on board Integrity, then disembark at Baltra Island.#