Apr 032017

There is no more exciting vacation on earth than time spent on a fine luxury yacht.  And this year one of yachting’s greatest events, the 35th America’s Cup challenge, caps it all.  It is taking place in Bermuda in June.  Do not miss out on the best seat in the house.  There will luxury charter yachts lined up to share in the festivities and view competitive skilled racers.  Princess Kate will be attending and cheering Britain’s “Sir” Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) Land Rover Team and the other spectacular racing boats participating.  According to Talbot Wilson, America’s Cup correspondent for the Royal Gazette: Bermuda however, Sir Ben has a real challenge in front of him.  Wilson points out in his article, that the US racing team, Oracle was  “the cream of the crop in practice” .

Here is the latest in our fleet that is currently open for charter.  There is no doubt that a yacht charter is expensive, but the good news it that this yacht, GREY MATTERS can take up to 3o guests for spectating on the front row each day, in addition to sleeping up to 8-10 guests in 5 cabins.

Motor Yacht GREY MATTERS 150’ Palmer Johnson – is currently open for June dates in Bermuda.  However, now is the time to secure your dates since it is constantly changing for availability.

150 PJ GREY MATTERS Motor Yacht

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10 Great reasons to jump on Motor Yacht GREY MATTERS for the best view of America’s Cup Racing:

  1. GREY MATTERS is signed up for the VIP Package with confirmed dockage at America’s Cup Race Village/Royal Naval Dockyard on the outside of the Breakwater Wall.
  2. Flag State Approved for up to *30 Guests Daily Spectators (however, there are some conditions, which may affect the number of guests you can sleep aboard depending on the requirements of your client, since additional crew members may need to be hired at the Charterer’s expense and slept on board or ashore in a reasonably priced hotel, among other parameters)
  3. 4/5 Staterooms to accommodate 8-10 Guests overnight.  Best for 8 guests overnight for comfort and crew service
  4. Great Crew with Captain Andrew “Andy” Burridge in command and 6 Crew.
  5. Toys for your enjoyment include:  2x Jimmy Style 10.6 Stand Up Paddle Boards
    32′ Scorpion Tender with Twin 200HP Yamaha Outboards
    18′ Castoldi Jet Tender
    Inflatable Pontoon
  6. Other amenities include:  New Savant operated A/V System
    All new TV models including a 78′ Flat screen in the media room                                                                                                                                                                         2 large un-bright outdoor TV’s on the aft deck; System has a PlayStation;  Movies on Demand operated by iPad controls in all areas; Dune media player boxes which allows easy connection of personal devices, music, Apple TV, Satellite TV includes Direct TV
  7. GREY MATTERS will have a new 37 Foot AXOPAR ST Tender which will have 2 additional crew members for the AC 2017. This extra Tender is also included in the rate and is expected to be delivered in April 2017.   AXOPAR 37 TenderCommunications include:  Full integrated WiFi network which extends to every area of the vessel; Satellite Communication System; KVH Mini V-Sat with internet capability.
  8. Modern, sleek and a show stopper.
  9. Palmer Johnson has the reputation for high standards of excellence, innovation, and performance.

Go Bermuda!

HOW MUCH to get this coveted seat?

The “tiered” structure that we have put together, which is subject to discussion depending on the number of days or weeks desired. The AC 2017 activities and races span from May 26 to June 27, 2017. If you look at the calendar/schedule, you can see that the activities are separated into three 10-day periods, with a lay-day in between: https://americascup-images.s3.amazonaws.com/original/m2287_2017-louis-vuitton-america-s-cup-schedule.jpg.

To this, the “REVISED” rates (as of March 21, 2017) are as follows:

$ 180,000, per week, plus expenses for the 1st 10 days of the event, thus $ 257,150 plus expenses
$ 200,000, per week, plus expenses for the 2nd 10 days of the event, thus $ 285,715, plus expenses.
$ 220,000, per week, plus expenses for the last 10 days of the event, thus $ 314,285 plus expenses.

There will be No Delivery Fee to/from Florida to Bermuda.
Rates are subject to the dockage fee per day at $ 17 per foot, per day ($2,550) which includes the VIP Package.  (inquire)

We are independent yacht charter brokers.  Our commitment is to you, and not the yacht owner.  Let our 30 years put you in the front line for this highly competitive and life time must see race.

Mar 242017

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57′ Sail EMILY MORGAN is NOW available during the 35th America’s Cup this June in Bermuda.

This is a great deal that will go fast, so consider booking your stateroom “per-cabin basis” option!  If you have 4 couples, family or friends that want this whole package, you may charter the entire yacht for one week during the schedule of exciting racing.  Be a “yachtie” and do not miss out on this great offer.

AMERICA’S CUP PACKAGE – Schedule of Events and the Team Players during June 2017 in Bermuda

June 7-12th |  America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs.  Four Teams in a Match Race Elimination Bracket, Best of None (first to five points) Series; Bermuda, Dates are Provisional

June 17-27th | America’s Cup Match, The 35th Defense; Best of 13 (first to seven points) Series; Bermuda, Dates are Provisional

$2100 per person (per week) includes:

-Comfortable twin cabin accommodation with shared en-suite facilities

-Delicious breakfast, lunch & dinner

-Standard bar (includes all soft drinks and moderate alcohol)

-Access to official on-water spectator area + official anchorage close to race village and off-water entertainment

-Sailing around Bermuda on non-race days with stops for swimming, snorkeling, etc.

-Overnight anchorage near race village in Hamilton

Emily Morgan and crew have been part of the America’s Cup World series race team and are stalwarts of the J Class Regattas! Her skipper and crew are both experienced racers, giving you a great commentary and perfect positioning to witness history in the making UP CLOSE!

America’s Cup Package DOES NOT include:

-Travel to/from the yacht

-Travel Insurance

-Meals or drink taken ashore

-Tickets into race village

Catch the Big Party this June – America’s Cup in Bermuda!


Aug 252016

americas-cup-trials-in-nyc-may-2016Our spectator fleet of yachts (updated weekly, listed below) sells out early, and is the ideal on-sea vantage point for viewing the race.  Hosting friends and colleagues during these weeks will prove to be thrilling, but you must reserve as soon as possible to ensure your place. For best results,  Contact us today to reserve the most coveted seats for this yachting spectacle!

Read on for details about the race, the racers and our fleet of available yachts, updated weekly.   Meanwhile, enjoy this video of stunning Bermuda and the world’s fastest yachts!

About the Race

The America’s Cup is the oldest and arguably the most coveted trophy in international sport, dating back to 1851.  To win the hosting spot for the 2017 event, Bermuda beat out San Francisco (host of 2014 34th Cup) and Chicago, with a bid of $77 million US dollars.  Known as the “Land of Wind and Water”, Bermuda already reports that sponsors and spectators are buying up space on land and on the sea.  In this world class sailing race, 5 rival teams will compete to defeat current defenders Team ORACLE.

About the Racers

The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series will use foiling AC45 catamarans, also known as AC45f, a one-design wing-sail catamaran with foils designed specifically for the event by the Oracle Racing engineering team.

What is the cost of being a player in the Indy 500 of the ocean?  Back in 2013, the 62′ Catamarans cost $8Million to $10Million per boat and most all teams have a back-up!  Larry Ellis of ORACLE spent close to $250-300Million defending the title.  The entry fee is $3Million.

Currently the ORACLE Team AC45f is being built in New Zealand.  All teams agreed that a 45′ Catamaran would cost significantly less per racing yacht.  Only in December of this year, will they be able to start practicing and tweaking.  Along with the redesign, a series of rule changes will reduce team operational costs, essentially by racing in a smaller boat.

2017 Race Week Schedule (check with us for updates)

Americas Cup 2013 Oracle Winners

25/09/2013 – San Francisco (USA CA) – 34th America’s Cup – Final day 15, ORACLE Team USA vs Emirates Team New Zealand –

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May 26 – June 5:  All six teams compete in Louis Vuitton Cup Qualifiers (match racing)

>> 4 challenges out of 5 will qualify to join the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Playoffs.

June 6 – June 12:  4 qualified challengers will compete in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Playoffs (semi-finals and finals).

>> the winner gets the rights to challenge the Defender in the America’s Cup Match.

June 17 – June 27:  the Defender ORACLE Team USA will race against the winner of the challengers in match-racing during the America’s Cup match presented by Louis Vuitton.

>> the first competitor to reach 7 points (1 point allocated by regatta won) wins the America’s Cup)


And if YOU want to claim the best seats in the house for this thrilling contest,  the Super Yachts we can offer you for charter are as follows:  (Rates based on 7nights/8days) 

Available Spectator Yachts for You to Reserve (updated weekly)

Here are a couple of examples. For complete list, see below.

283′ MALTESE FALCONSailing Yacht MALTESE FALCON is unsurpassed in her status in sailing yachts.  She will be in Bermuda and is ready to take on charter guests.  This yacht will go fast on the market for the best viewing and entertainment platform for your guests.  FEATURES: Revolutionary sailing rig setting a new milestone in the yachting industry. Upper deck Jacuzzi and spa – new for summer 2016.  Capable of speeds up to 18 knots under sail.  Voted “Finest Superyacht Ever” and awarded the Superyacht World Trophy.  Highly experienced and carefully selected crew, offering the ultimate in charter service.  Great selection of water toys including a slide from the upper deck!

Sleeps 12 Guests in 6 Cabins | VIP cabin with a Queen berth on the upper deck, Master stateroom (full beam) with a King berth with a dressing room and private gym on the lower deck. Depending on a number of guests on board, the two VIP suites can be converted into four guest suites. | Details

154′ M/Y RHINO comes with 74′ Sport Fish (overnight for 8 guests)

Sleeps 10 Guests in 5 Cabins | Flexible Deck Plan is the Main Feature | Details

154' RHINO Motor Yacht


115’ S/Y EROS                                                                                                                                                                                            

Sleeps 9 Guests in 1 Queen(s), 2 Doubles (s), 1 Twin(s), 1 Pullman | Details

115' Classic Sail EROS

CATAMARANS – Click “Details” on each to review and reserve 

BLUE MOON L56 56 Feet.
Sleeps 6 Guests in 3 Queen(s)  | Details  | SCUBA

Sleeps 8 Guests in 2 King(s), 2 Queen(s)   |  Details

Sleeps 8 Guests in 4 Queen(s)  |  Details

THE CURE 62 Feet.
Sleeps 6 Guests in 3 Queen(s)  |  Details

Sleeps 9 Guests in 3 Double(s), 1 Single(s), 1 Twin(s), 2 Pullman  |  Details

SAILING YACHTS – Click “Details” on each to review and reserve 

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185ft (56.4m) Alloy Yachts – Sleeps 10 guests.
From: $ 196,000 Per Week.
Operating in: SE Asia/Indian Ocean, South Pacific & Caribbean | Details
184ft (56m) Perini Navi – Sleeps 12 guests.
From: $250,000 Per Week.
Operating in: West Med & East Med | Details
180ft (54.9m) Vitters – Sleeps 8 guests.
From: $203,000 Per Week. Operating in: Caribbean & West Med | Details
108ft (32.9m) Alloy Yachts – Sleeps 6 guests.
From: $ 43,000 Per Week.
Operating in: Caribbean, East Coast of North America | Details
93ft (28.3m) Custom CNB – Sleeps 6 guests.
From: $43,000 Per Week.
Operating in: West Mediterranean | Details


MOTOR YACHTS – Click “Details” on each to review and reserve


164ft (50m) Westport – Sleeps 12 guests.
From: $295,000 Per Week.
Operating in: Caribbean, West & East Coast of North America | Details
145ft (44.2m) NQEA Yachts – Sleeps 12 guests.
From: $105,000 Per Week.
Operating in: Caribbean, East Coast North America, The Bahamas | Details
120ft (36.6m) Feadship – Sleeps 8 guests.
From: $62,000 Per Week.
Operating in: The East Coast of North America & the Bahamas | Details
108ft (32.9m) Burger – Sleeps 8 guests.
From: $225,000 Per Week.
Operating in: The Bahamas | Details
90ft (30.2m) Cheoy Lee – Sleeps 7 guests.
From: $30,000 Per Week.
Operating in: The East Coast of North America & the Bahamas | Details