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WANDERLUST WEDNESDAY: Help Your Clients Plan Their Getaway While They’re Together for Labor Day

End of Summer vs. Extend the Summer

 
For many, Labor Day signals the sad end of summer – a last blast of family, friends and fun before getting back to the daily grind.
 
We recommend that while families and friends gather for this holiday, they make a radical plan to extend their summer! Read on to see how you can help your clients put their heads together to plan an adventure, starting with >>>
 “Choose a spot that excites everyone and a date that you can all commit to and then the possibilities – and the summer – are endless.”
Traveling for multigenerational family reunions is a hot trend. If you’re thinking your reunion will be challenging, think again: clearly, people are traveling to be together and making it work! Plus, you’ll get the easy-breezy assistance of our seasoned agents and planning tools to handle questions, and ideas for making your yachting experience an adventure of a lifetime.

Now, because you’re a thoughtful person, you think that your brood would benefit from being on a boat. So here’s a little help to make your dream come true: 
This is what a yacht vacation looks like.
 
1. Pack light. Pack once.
Admit it. You overpack and swear you’ll never do it again. Yachting means packing play clothes, sunscreen and something nice to wear at dinner. We call this kind of clothing Yacht A-Wear. It’s flexible and easy. (Watch for more on Yacht A-Wear-ness in our next newsletter.)
 
 
2. Yachts are floating hotels/resorts.
Not only do yachts come with the best service, best food and best toys ever, your floating hotel/resort can take YOU to activities. The party is wherever you are.
3. Separate or together, there’s something for everyone.
Kids, parents and grandparents can learn to snorkel, spend hours on the water slide, defy gravity on flyboard, zoom through the water with jet packs, explore via kayaks and paddle boards, waterski, get a massage, practice yoga, watch movies, play games, read books, meet seals, tortoises, whales and dolphins. You get the drift.
4. Quality Time 
Parents can rest, read, sleep in, escape to dinner on land and spend quality time with the whole family. Children can be fed ahead of adults and have an earlier bedtime.
 
5. Wheelchair Accessibility
Yes, there are motor and sailing yachts designed to accommodate wheelchairs (like the M/Y BLUE MOON below). Some have electric lifts, wide gangways, ample passages, seat belts and even showers large enough to accommodate one person, chair and caregiver.
 
So, this weekend, when you’re together at the beach, backyard or bbq, be brave. Bring up the idea of a yacht vacation and see what happens. We promise that everyone will enjoy all the yachta yachta yachta.

 

The Galapagos Islands on the M/Y INTEGRITY

Famous for its tortoises, blue-footed boobies, real dragons and other unusual wildlife, The Galapagos Islands offer a connection to nature and a disconnect from the big wired world. 
 
The 141′ motor yacht INTEGRITY is one of a few luxury yachts available in this area. It’s equipped with a jacuzzi, toys and plenty of space for private time. Thanks to her stabilizers, she is a stable, quiet and vibration-free vessel.

Accessible Caribbean on the M/Y BLUE MOON

The 198′ M/Y BLUE MOON is available for a winter escape in the Caribbean. She summers in New England and winters in the Bahamas and Caribbean. 
BLUE MOON is one of a growing number of luxury yachts that offers wheelchair access to every deck.
 
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BLUE MOON is one of a growing number of luxury yachts that offers wheelchair access to every deck. Her smart interior features a dramatic glass elevator, an expansive 1200 square foot master suite, flexible accommodation layout customized to guests’ needs, and a sophisticated crew paging system for discrete service.

198 ft :: Feadship :: 2005 :: 7 Cabins :: 12 Guests :: Captain + 13 Crew
 
COST
The 74′ sail yacht ORION offers saltwater ocean sprays and sun-kissed lounging on her forward trampolines and relaxing in the shade while taking in spectacular vistas on her impressive flybridge. 
 
Equipped with a jacuzzi, a barbecue and 2 pizza tables that convert into a large dining table. The aft deck sports starry sky lights that form the constellation Orion. 
74 ft :: Sunreef :: Speed 8 Knots :: 2017 :: 5 Cabins :: 10 Guests :: Captain + 3 Crew
CUSTOMIZED MENUS FOR WELLNESS
 
Spoil everyone with gourmet delicacies from naughty to healthy, expertly-prepared by the yacht’s passionate chef.
 
Check out our 2016 blog post about the ORION’S Co-captain and Holistic Gourmet Chef Allison Thompson’s healthy food menus for passengers here. 
< Raw Key Lime Pie topped with coconut whipped cream, macadamia, pecan nut and date crust filled with raw baby coconut meat
 
Master cabin on S-Y ORION
Saloon with galley up on the S/Y ORION catamaran

Ring in 2018 in Panama’s San Blas Islands, Las Perlas Islands and the Panama Canal on the M/Y OCEAN CLUB 

 
The 120′ M/Y OCEAN CLUB is heading for Panama this winter. You don’t have to wear a Panama hat when you see the newly-expanded Panama Canal but it’s cool if you do. 
Luxury motor yacht OCEAN CLUB has a beautiful salon, leather game seat chairs and table and a wet bar with Corian counter top. The full entertainment system includes a Fujitsu 49″plasma TV and Panasonic home theatre system. Plenty of toy and tenders for play.
 
120 ft :: Sovereign :: Speed 12 Knots :: 2002/2014 :: 5 Cabins :: 9 Guests :: Captain + 4 Crew

COST

$58,000 – $66,700 per week + expenses
 
Make your New Year resolution to have a hot yacht adventure! Then let us help you keep that resolution by clicking HERE. You’ll drink to that.
 
 
Shades of Hope Gala Banner Oct 2017

Extraordinary People :: Extraordinary Stories

Carol Kent Yacht Charters supports IMPACT Melanoma and the excellent work they do. 
IMPACT Melanoma provides education, prevention, and support for the most serious form of skin cancer.  
We look forward to IM’s Shades of Hope Gala on October 27, 2017 at the The State Room | 60 State Street, Boston, MA.
 
Send your Extraordinary Stories to us HERE so we can share the love.

Understanding Charter Rates

Charter rates are based on 7nights/8days. The charter fee generally only covers the rental of the yacht and its crew.

Plus expenses means an Applied Provisioning Allowance (APA) is charged in advance then reconciled at the end of the charter. It’s an additional fee which covers extras such as food, drink, fuel, berthing costs, customs, communications, etc. The APA is the standard system to pay your expenses on a luxury yacht charter. The average APA is 35% of the yacht charter fee.
 
Crew gratuity is at client discretion; 15% is customary. 
 
Charter rates are subject to change without notice.
S/Y Marae with huge full moon rising over the ocean. Photo by Frank Ficken©2017
Rockland sunset Photograph © Frank Ficken

We Do the Research :: You Do the Yachting 

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