Yacht party – Yacht Charters Florida http://yachtchartersflorida.net/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 08:56:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://yachtchartersflorida.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-2.png Yacht party – Yacht Charters Florida http://yachtchartersflorida.net/ 32 32 German shipyard Meyer Yachts joins Deutsche Yachten https://yachtchartersflorida.net/german-shipyard-meyer-yachts-joins-deutsche-yachten/ Thu, 12 May 2022 01:12:17 +0000 https://yachtchartersflorida.net/german-shipyard-meyer-yachts-joins-deutsche-yachten/ Meyer Yachts has become a member of the Deutsche Yachten working group. The yacht division of the Papenburg-based Meyer Group can build the biggest mega yachts in the world. “Since 1795, we have built more than 700 ships in Papenburg alone. Our references are therefore visible on all the oceans of the world. We are […]]]>

Meyer Yachts has become a member of the Deutsche Yachten working group. The yacht division of the Papenburg-based Meyer Group can build the biggest mega yachts in the world.


“Since 1795, we have built more than 700 ships in Papenburg alone. Our references are therefore visible on all the oceans of the world. We are now opening the next chapter of our history and entering the mega yacht market. We have already received very positive feedback as we can realize almost unlimited vessel ideas and sizes – even the craziest ones.We are currently seeing that the demand for mega yachts is increasing and there is room for another shipyard in this segment,” says Bernard Meyer.


Large and complex ships are part of the core competence of the Meyer Group. In the shipbuilding halls, which are up to 504 meters long, ships with a length of almost 350 meters have been built almost exclusively for years.

As the first model from Meyer Yachts, the ONE 50 immediately shows what the new brand stands for: pioneering spirit, exceptional excellence and no limits. At 150 meters long and 20 meters wide, the ONE 50 has a whopping 15,000 GT. To make the ONE 50 as sustainable as possible, fuel cells and battery systems are installed in the engine room. With an electrical power of 25,000 kilowatts, the ONE 50 can reach a top speed of 23 knots.


Mega yachts have the potential to become Meyer’s next success story, securing jobs at all locations. “We are experts in building special ships, we have proven that time and time again. Now we are working on making mega yachts even bigger and, above all, greener,” says Bernard Meyer.

The Deutsche Yachten working group consists of selected German companies that are active in the construction and equipment of yachts over 24 meters in length. The working group is part of the German Association of Boat and Shipbuilders, whose members are the leading companies in the German yacht industry.

Credits: Deutsche Yachten

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The coolest yachts in the world: Volvo 70 Puma https://yachtchartersflorida.net/the-coolest-yachts-in-the-world-volvo-70-puma/ Wed, 11 May 2022 04:30:46 +0000 https://yachtchartersflorida.net/the-coolest-yachts-in-the-world-volvo-70-puma/ We ask top sailors and marine industry gurus to choose the coolest and most innovative yachts of our time. Olympian and ocean racer Annie Lush names the Volvo 70 Puma. “I first boarded the Volvo 70 Puma in Southampton to start the SCA Team Trials for the Volvo Ocean Race. I had just returned from […]]]>

We ask top sailors and marine industry gurus to choose the coolest and most innovative yachts of our time. Olympian and ocean racer Annie Lush names the Volvo 70 Puma.

“I first boarded the Volvo 70 Puma in Southampton to start the SCA Team Trials for the Volvo Ocean Race. I had just returned from the Olympics in the Elliott 6m, so compared to the boats I I was used to, he looked like a machine.

“I remember coming out of the Solent and shooting down at the reach. The boat launched. I had never felt such high and consistent boat speed before. Exceeding 15 knots in my career so far has involved crashing into a really big wave, while hanging onto the bar, or pumping a heavy kite as hard as I can. On Puma, the bar was so light, the speed so easy.

Photo: Dan Armstrong

“There must have been a big smile on my face behind the wheel because Sam Davies, who was adjusting the main gear next to me, said, ‘You know you’re never coming back again. Although I always love being able to hit the pub at the end of a day of coastal racing, something always brings me back to the Ocean Race.

Volvo 70 Puma stats note:

Top speed: 40 knots
LOA: 21.5m/70ft 6in
Spear : 2011
Berths: 6
Price: $6.5 million
Adrenaline Factor: 85%

Annie Lush

English sailor Annie Lush became a keelboat specialist and multiple world match racing champion, mainly outfitting the MacGregor sisters in the Olympic Yngling and Elliot 6m classes before being selected and competing in the Volvo Ocean Race for Team SCA in 2014 /15 then Team Brunel in the 2017/18 edition.


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Seized Russian yachts could soon be auctioned https://yachtchartersflorida.net/seized-russian-yachts-could-soon-be-auctioned/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 13:09:38 +0000 https://yachtchartersflorida.net/seized-russian-yachts-could-soon-be-auctioned/ The Justice Department caused a stir when it announced that the task force set up to seize the assets of Russia’s wealthiest citizens had captured its first major acquisition: Tango, the 255ft megayacht owned by sanctioned oligarch Viktor Vekselberg. But the economy of keeping a vessel worth an estimated $90 million afloat as the Justice […]]]>

The Justice Department caused a stir when it announced that the task force set up to seize the assets of Russia’s wealthiest citizens had captured its first major acquisition: Tango, the 255ft megayacht owned by sanctioned oligarch Viktor Vekselberg.

But the economy of keeping a vessel worth an estimated $90 million afloat as the Justice Department pursues charges of bank fraud, money laundering and sanctions violations against Vekselberg – and the details from the seizure of ill-gotten gains by suspected criminals – means that Tango could soon end up on the chopping block in order to repay the phenomenal transport costs of a ship that can accommodate 14 guests and 22 crew.

“If maintenance and storage become prohibitively expensive, the government can go to court and say, ‘We want to sell this and reduce it to cash,'” said Stefan Cassella, a former federal prosecutor and asset forfeiture expert and in silver. money laundering law. Vekselberg “couldn’t object to the government auctioning it off at fair market value and turning it into a liquid asset. And that often happens. »

Last month, following Russia’s unprovoked invasion of neighboring Ukraine, President Joe Biden pledged in his State of the Union address to join European allies in finding and seize the yachts, luxury apartments and private jets of billionaire oligarchs close to the Kremlin.

“We come for your ill-begotten gains,” Biden said at the time.

Tango’s seizure is the first luxury asset seizure by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Andrew Adams, director of the Justice Department’s KleptoCapture task force, said during the yacht’s seizure. But is far from the last.

“Today’s seizure of Viktor Vekselberg’s yacht, the Tango, in Spain is the result of an unprecedented multinational effort to enforce U.S. elite sanctions that enabled the unprovoked and unlawful invasion of Spain. Ukraine by Russia,” Adams said. said at the time. “For those who have linked their fortunes to a brutal and lawless regime, today’s action is a message that these nations dedicated to the rule of law are also dedicated to separating the oligarchs from their sullied luxuries. This seizure is just the beginning of the task force’s work in this global effort to punish those who have supported and continue to support tyranny for profit.

Federal law enforcement officials familiar with the task force’s work, however, told The Daily Beast that the impressive transport is as much a complication as an accomplishment. Seizure of physical property suspected of being linked to a criminal enterprise – cars, homes and jewelry – is often a little more manageable than a 255ft megayacht.

“A Bugatti can be kept under a tarp in a garage until a deal is done,” a federal law enforcement official told The Daily Beast. “The same cannot be said for a yacht the length of a football field.”

Tango, who according to Superyacht timetables is currently the 189th longest yacht in the world and features a private owner’s deck, counter-current swimming pool, open-air cinema and massage parlour, is far from the most extravagant of the yachts that have been seized by international authorities since the implementation of sanctions against Kremlin-allied oligarchs following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Dilbar, the world’s largest yacht by gross tonnage, was seized earlier this month by Germany. It has two helipads and the largest swimming pool ever installed on a yacht.

But even the relatively unassuming Tango will cost a small fortune to keep afloat. In the world of yachting, the general rule of thumb for a crewed vessel’s annual carriage costs is around 10% of its list price, with this percentage increasing depending on the yacht’s size, sophistication and quality. current navigation.

Megayachts have dozens of crew members for a reason, not just to serve daiquiris to guests and change their sheets, but also to keep the ship from collapsing. Some of the risks include salt damage to hull and upholstery, seawater entering fuel tanks causing bacterial growth of “diesel bug” in the engine, barnacles, exposure to sun and even seagull droppings. Anyone can wreck a yacht in slow motion, which means those freshly seized assets could be worthless by the time their owners’ cases are judged.

The majority of yachts seized so far have been seized by foreign law enforcement, many of whom seem content to allow them to fall fallow while waiting. But in the United States, the US Marshals Service is often tasked with taking custody of seized assets and are required by law to maintain them, even if the yacht remains moored at the Real Club Nautico in Palma, Mallorca.

“If the government takes possession of it, then it is responsible for storage and maintenance costs until there is an interlocutory sale,” Cassella said.

Although sometimes the work is contracted out to a private contractor, the costs are often covered by an Asset Forfeiture Fund, built up from the proceeds of seized assets – things like watches and furs, rather than bricks of silver and machine guns – sold for their commercial value.

In practice, this can be achieved by requiring the owner of seized property to fund the maintenance of their car, boat or plane, or by using proceeds from confiscated property sold at auction to keep them in working order.

But in the case of the Task Force KleptoCapture targets, those sanctioned cannot afford their crews or mooring fees as they fight to win back their yachts due to restricted access to their own wealth. This effectively prevents Vekselberg, who was worth an estimated $10 billion before sanctions were implemented, from paying about $4 million per year to keep Tango seaworthy, even if he wanted to.

And given that Vekselberg is overseas and has enormous resources, the case, Cassella said, could drag on for years — with U.S. Marshals on the hook in the meantime.

“It could go on for a really long time,” Cassella said. “Forfeiture cases of this complexity, with this amount of money, could last five or ten years.”

According to the Luxury Yacht Group, this could mean that total government transport costs for Tango could stretch up to Tens of millions– even potentially exceeding the value of the yacht.

The US Marshals Service has the option of putting the boat up for auction, like a cocaine smuggler’s lightly used Dodge Viper at a police auction. The money would be held in escrow until Vekselberg’s case is resolved.

But the international superyacht market has collapsed along with the rest of the luxury goods economy – rising fuel prices hit hardest when it takes 202,000 liters of premium diesel to fill your tank – meaning that potential megayacht owners could end up scoring a major deal.

And Vekselberg, a State Department official familiar with sanctions efforts joked, could learn a critical lesson about owning luxury goods.

“If it floats, flies or fucks,” they said, “rent, don’t buy.”

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24m XPM 78 CAT added to Naval Yachts XPM range https://yachtchartersflorida.net/24m-xpm-78-cat-added-to-naval-yachts-xpm-range/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://yachtchartersflorida.net/24m-xpm-78-cat-added-to-naval-yachts-xpm-range/ Feadship won four awards at the BOAT International World Superyacht Awards 2022 Feadship scooped four prestigious awards at the 2022 BOAT International World Superyacht Awards (WSA) on Saturday May 21. This year, the ceremony took place in London. The gala ceremony to announce the winners of the 2022 Neptune Trophies was held before a live […]]]>

Feadship won four awards at the BOAT International World Superyacht Awards 2022

Feadship scooped four prestigious awards at the 2022 BOAT International World Superyacht Awards (WSA) on Saturday May 21. This year, the ceremony took place in London. The gala ceremony to announce the winners of the 2022 Neptune Trophies was held before a live audience at the historic Guildhall and sold out. As always, the winners were chosen solely by a panel of superyacht owners, making the awards even more appreciated by their industry peers. Viva Viva won the Motor Yacht of the Year award. “Such overall excellence,” the judges felt, “was largely due to the detailed consideration given to every aspect of the vessel. The owner’s knowledge and full involvement in the specification also paid off. As a result, this yacht has it all, from an attractive exterior design with superb deck spaces to an enviable beach club and a modern interior by Peter Marino that connects with the outdoors through huge windows, plus a master plan. “general layout fully adapted to the needs of the owner, guests and crew. Viva also lacks nothing technically and operationally”. The judges were also impressed by “its durable power and propulsion system, her optimum technical areas, her practical tender garage, her excellent living and working facilities for her crew and her exceptional quality”. Viva is also the winner of the Displacement Mot oryachts between 2,000 GT and above. SomniumThe next prize for Feadship was in the Displacement Motoryachts category between 500GT and 999GT in which the 55.20 meter Somnium was revealed as the winner. The judges noted that “Somnium is a fully custom yacht built for a discerning owner who made bi-weekly visits to the shipyard throughout the design and build process.” VanishAnother coveted prize came in the Displacement Motoryachts category between 1,500 GT and 1,999 GT. Vanish scored “particularly high marks for its appearance and interior design,” which came from the drawing boards of Harrison Eidsgaard Design. The judges were also impressed with “the extremely high build quality seen throughout the yacht”. Overall, the jury felt that Vanish “is not a revolutionary yacht, but a yacht that fully meets the requirements of its owner, offers pleasant interior and exterior spaces and is guaranteed to turn heads wherever it goes. “. Jan-Bart Verkuyl, Director/CEO of Feadship The Royal Van Lent shipyard, who attended the ceremony, said that “receiving four awards, including Motoryacht of the Year, is another great recognition for the passion for our Feadship artisans and the teamwork of all parties involved. We would like to thank the owners of Viva, Somnium and Vanish, who made this possible. Feadship was formed as a band in 1949 as part of a marketing partnership between six Dutch shipyards, de Vries Lentch, Van de Stadt, Witsen & Vis, Akerboom, De Vries Scheepsbouw and Van Lent Shipyard, and De Voogt Naval Architects Feadship is well known as one of the most successful yacht builders elitists from the Netherlands and delivers superyachts from 50 to 100 meters in length.Credits: Feadship

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The Italian sea group has signed a partnership with TWW Yachts https://yachtchartersflorida.net/the-italian-sea-group-has-signed-a-partnership-with-tww-yachts/ Wed, 20 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://yachtchartersflorida.net/the-italian-sea-group-has-signed-a-partnership-with-tww-yachts/ Italian Sea Group SpA announces the signing of a partnership with TWW Yachts, the full-service yacht brokerage company based in Monaco, London and Istanbul. 85 Momentum, a new superyacht concept Under this exclusive agreement, TWW Yachts will represent the Admiral and Tecnomar brands in Turkey, Egypt and Azerbaijan, where The Italian Sea Group will increase […]]]>
Italian Sea Group SpA announces the signing of a partnership with TWW Yachts, the full-service yacht brokerage company based in Monaco, London and Istanbul.

85 Momentum, a new superyacht concept

Under this exclusive agreement, TWW Yachts will represent the Admiral and Tecnomar brands in Turkey, Egypt and Azerbaijan, where The Italian Sea Group will increase its penetration by leveraging TWW Yachts’ proven 360-degree experience.


Giuseppe Taranto

“I am delighted with this partnership, which is of strategic importance for our Group. Egypt, Turkey and Azerbaijan have untapped potential in luxury yachting and I am sure that the competence of TWW Yachts, particularly in newbuild sales, together with our consolidated reputation for design, quality and innovation will allow us to penetrate these markets in a generalized way. says Giuseppe Taranto, Vice President and Commercial Director of The Italian Sea Group.


David Westwood

“What The Italian Sea Group has accomplished over the past few years is truly remarkable in terms of the incredible facilities they have created, the industrial process and quality standards they have set, the development of multiple brands and the commercial success they have had. TISG is now one of the world leaders in fully custom superyacht projects. We look forward to bringing our own expertise in the sale, construction and management of superyacht projects to expand the penetration of TISG’s brands in countries where we have a strong presence and an extensive network,” said David Westwood, co-manager of TWW Yachts.

The Italian Sea Group is a global operator in the luxury yachting industry, listed on Euronext Milan (“EXM”) and active in the construction and refit of motor yachts and sailing yachts up to 140 meters. The company, headed by Italian entrepreneur Giovanni Costantino, operates in the market with the Admiral brands, renowned for elegant and prestigious yachts, Tecnomar, Perini Navi and Picchiotti; the company has a business unit, NCA Refit, which handles maintenance and refit services for yachts and mega yachts over 60 meters in length.

Credits: The Italian Sea Group

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Local yachts hit the water ready for the 74th Gladstone Ports Corporation Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race https://yachtchartersflorida.net/local-yachts-hit-the-water-ready-for-the-74th-gladstone-ports-corporation-brisbane-to-gladstone-yacht-race/ Fri, 15 Apr 2022 07:05:00 +0000 https://yachtchartersflorida.net/local-yachts-hit-the-water-ready-for-the-74th-gladstone-ports-corporation-brisbane-to-gladstone-yacht-race/ Local yachts hit the water ready for the 74th Gladstone Ports Corporation Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race by Gladstone Ports Corporation Feb 4 23:05 PST April 15, 2022 Rough racing © Gladstone Ports Corporation A local yacht racing team has officially pushed the boat to the Gladstone Ports Corporation marina – signifying the start […]]]>

Local yachts hit the water ready for the 74th Gladstone Ports Corporation Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race

by Gladstone Ports Corporation Feb 4 23:05 PST
April 15, 2022

Rough racing © Gladstone Ports Corporation


A local yacht racing team has officially pushed the boat to the Gladstone Ports Corporation marina – signifying the start of a busy training season for the Restless racing crew ahead of the 74th Gladstone Ports Corporation Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race.

Gladstone darling Wistari will also join Restless on the water at Easter after winning the Courier-Mail Cup, one of Australia’s oldest and most perpetual trophies.

The entries from Restless and Wistari mean that five boats are now officially qualified and registered for the iconic race.

Registration for the race officially opened last November, giving boaters a five-month head start to get their qualifying ticket under their belts, bring their crews up to speed and ensure their boats are in good shape with all the bells and all the whistles that worked.

Restless Skipper John Ibell said that every January for the past nine years the Restless crew roll up their sleeves and get to work to ensure they are ready to race for a 300 nautical mile journey who awaits them.

“After about a month ashore, we finally got Restless back in the water after giving her an annual service and doing a keel and rudder check,” Mr Ibell said.

“The sailing club season has resumed so we can’t wait to train again now that it’s in the water,” he said.

“And the training is tough, we have a lot of skills to hone, including practicing sail changes and trimming.”

“We do a few races around Keppel Bay beforehand, so we spend a lot of time qualifying for the team race.

Mr Ibell said that every year the Restless Race Team reveals its new uniforms on race morning.

“Our uniforms have become a hit, they’re a bit different and quite colorful but everyone loves them.”

Marina Superintendent David Osmond said while yachtsmen were fine-tuning their boats, GPC was also preparing to welcome racing fans across the finish line in style.

“Our beautiful marina has a front row seat to the action and is located at the finish line of the race,” Mr. Osmond said.

“Our team at GPC have worked hard to transform the marina area and we are very proud to offer our modern facilities and competitors and visiting yachtsmen to relax in our stylish marina lounge,” he said. declared.

Registration for the race closes at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 28. Learn more about www.brisbanetogladstone.com.

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Antigua discovers two more yachts owned by oligarch Roman Abramovich https://yachtchartersflorida.net/antigua-discovers-two-more-yachts-owned-by-oligarch-roman-abramovich/ Fri, 01 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://yachtchartersflorida.net/antigua-discovers-two-more-yachts-owned-by-oligarch-roman-abramovich/ Image courtesy Damen Posted on April 1, 2022 at 11:46 p.m. by The Maritime Executive The government of Antigua has confirmed that two yachts in its waters are linked to Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich, who is under British sanctions in connection with the Russian invasion […]]]>

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Posted on April 1, 2022 at 11:46 p.m. by

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The government of Antigua has confirmed that two yachts in its waters are linked to Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich, who is under British sanctions in connection with the Russian invasion of Ukraine. They are the third and fourth yachts to be publicly linked to Abramovich, Russia’s second richest man.


Abramovich made his fortune in the rush to privatization after the end of the Soviet Union. He owns Millhouse Capital, an investment firm with assets in Russia’s heavy industry, including stakes in Norilsk Nickel and steelmaker Evraz. In the West, he is best known as the owner of Chelsea FC football club, which he tried to sell for around $5 billion shortly before sanctions were imposed. Over the past month, he has reportedly been engaged in mediating peace talks between Ukraine and Russia.


His ships in Antigua are the superyacht Halo and the support ship Boy, and they’re valued at around $40 million and $20 million respectively, according to the FT. Garcon is a support vessel, designed to carry equipment and spare parts for a larger megayacht. The newspaper has confirmed that the government of Antigua and Barbuda has been in contact with UK authorities over the status of the vessels, and discussions about the possibility of a seizure of the assets are ongoing.


Abramovich owns at least two other yachts, both much larger. The $700 million Eclipse is one of the largest yachts in the world, and at 550 feet long and with 24 cabins, she is closer to an expedition cruise ship. She operates with a crew of 70 and would be equipped with a missile defense system.


The $600 million Solaris is slightly smaller but more modern in design. Both Solaris and Eclipse are currently moored in Turkey, where authorities have so far chosen not to enforce Western sanctions against Russia.


However, the pier where Solaris is moored is owned by Global Ports Holding, a London-based company potentially exposed to UK sanctions. “If we advised [Global Ports Holding]we would say, ‘Stop, you have to do a number of checks,’” Michael Biltoo, a partner at British law firm Kennedys, told the FT.






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Long Island 86 motor catamaran presented by JFA Yachts https://yachtchartersflorida.net/long-island-86-motor-catamaran-presented-by-jfa-yachts/ Thu, 31 Mar 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://yachtchartersflorida.net/long-island-86-motor-catamaran-presented-by-jfa-yachts/ JFA Yachts continues to develop its “Long Island” catamaran range and presents the Long Island 86 Power, a 26m yacht with an aluminum hull and a composite deck. The catamaran will have generous dimensions and proportions. The yacht was designed by Marc Lombard Design Group. The naval architecture is carried out by the JFA Yachts […]]]>

JFA Yachts continues to develop its “Long Island” catamaran range and presents the Long Island 86 Power, a 26m yacht with an aluminum hull and a composite deck. The catamaran will have generous dimensions and proportions. The yacht was designed by Marc Lombard Design Group. The naval architecture is carried out by the JFA Yachts design office and Nicolas Purnu from the 3 Lignes office.


The version presented today is characterized by a very large fly bridge. Equipped with a helm station, a sheltered bar and a large saloon with plenty of seating, this upper deck allows you to create different and private spaces and enjoy spectacular sea views. opt for a superstructure with an enclosed wheelhouse, as on the Long Island 78 Power. The roof will be fitted with solar panels to provide electricity while the yacht is at anchor and to reduce generator usage.


On the foredeck, and accessible from the interior saloon, a hot tub completes the comfort of an intimate space for pleasant moments of relaxation and warmth. The Long Island 86 Power has ample outdoor/indoor living space on the main deck, thanks to an exceptional deck width of over 11 meters. The outdoor dining room, sheltered and shaded, the lounge and the comfortable sunbeds will offer guests the opportunity to share unforgettable moments in the open air.


The Long Island 86 Power can be offered with a conventional or hybrid propulsion system in order to be able to move in silent mode between two anchorages. The aft platform, where the tender is secured at sea, can easily be transformed into a relaxation area or a beach, ideal for launching the various water toys.


The interior could be customized by long-time partner of JFA Yachts, Darnet Design. The Long Island 86 Power can accommodate eight guests in four cabins including an owner’s cabin. It will be able to accommodate up to four crew members.

“Long Island catamarans are simple, efficient, seaworthy… and refined”, says Marc Lombard about this range of luxury offshore catamarans.

JFA Yachts was founded in March 1993 in Concarneau in Brittany, a French region rich in maritime heritage. Kermor, a 75ft light displacement sailboat, was the first yacht produced by the shipyard. Kermor means “house on the sea” in Breton. It is now a boutique shipyard; where the expertise, the know-how and the family environment make the construction project a unique experience. Today, nearly 60 yachts, sailing and motor, monohulls and multihulls, in aluminum and composite, explore the planet.

Credits: JFA Yachts

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New FD90 Sumo delivered by Horizon Yachts https://yachtchartersflorida.net/new-fd90-sumo-delivered-by-horizon-yachts/ Tue, 29 Mar 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://yachtchartersflorida.net/new-fd90-sumo-delivered-by-horizon-yachts/ Tips from Captain Jan Verkerk of Dutch Charter Group for the best yacht charter experience Jan Verkerk, the owner of Dutch Charter Group, was an early pioneer in taking commercial yachting to the next level by combining his passion for yachting with his knowledge of the hospitality industry. Jan VerkerkDutch Charter Group’s fleet consists of […]]]>

Tips from Captain Jan Verkerk of Dutch Charter Group for the best yacht charter experience

Jan Verkerk, the owner of Dutch Charter Group, was an early pioneer in taking commercial yachting to the next level by combining his passion for yachting with his knowledge of the hospitality industry. Jan VerkerkDutch Charter Group’s fleet consists of the 70 meter motor yacht Sherakhan, which can accommodate 26 guests in 13 cabins while sailing to chilly destinations such as Antarctica, Greenland and Alaska and also exploring warmer waters, such as the Caribbean, the Red Sea and Bay of Cortez. In 2020, Sherakhan sailed over 150,000 nautical miles, or 7.2 trips around the globe. Sherakhan is currently undergoing a complete refit into a high-tech yacht with new luxury amenities. SherakhanBorkumriff II and Thandeka are also yachts in the Dutch Charter Group fleet. Borkumriff II is a classic 31 meter schooner designed by Henk Lunstroo and offers real sailing comfort in a classic and modern style. Borkumriff IIThandeka is a 37 meter sailboat built in 1997 by Camper and Nicholsons. She can accommodate 8 people while cruising along the crystal clear waters of French Polynesia, Fiji, the Sea of ​​Cortez and to Norway’s incredible fjords, stunning mountains and glaciers and rare wildlife. The charter is a chance to see incredible fjords, stunning mountains and glaciers, and rare wildlife. Verkerk shares his top tips on how to create the ultimate yacht charter experience. Jan VerkerkWhat are three interesting experiences that a yacht charter should offer its guests if it can afford it? Access to the most exclusive destinations, a fun variety of water toys for all ages, and the ultimate dining experience. And all this while being able to meet the needs of charter customers and listen to their dreams. When you board a charter, you expect to have an unforgettable experience with your family and friends. For example, you know how you search for the best restaurant for a special date, a birthday or a party? This type of dining experience should be on board your yacht charter – from breakfast to late night snack. The best food and the best drinks should be something you and your guests will always remember. Then, of course, being able to offer knowledge of a place. What makes a memorable difference on a yacht charter? The crew’s utmost care to provide guests with a comfortable and luxurious experience. I suggest that you know your guests’ expectations in advance and plan an extraordinary tailor-made adventure. Be creative! Address each guest’s preferences with care and detail. Understand the dreams they never quite dared to dream – and create more along the way. How do you create itineraries for guests? We value exclusive experiences combined with endless possibilities and conversations in-depth to create the perfect itinerary for guests. Sherakhan has been known in the rental business for 20 years and therefore many guests and brokers know what she has to offer. Sherakhan can accommodate 26 people for the night; accommodation and extraordinary service make it unique in the industry. It was refitted in 2017 and the road to its modernization continues; aesthetically, it undergoes a great change. Sherakhan will benefit from an updated gym, spa, interior and engine room, among other updates. The new spa, for example, is where charter guests can enjoy stories of Balinese meditation, while the gym is specially designed to help guests stay on top of their health and fitness goals. all in progress. ThandekaWhat are your goals for the future of yachting?Bringing exclusive destinations to our clients in well-known luxury comfort, backed by 25 years of experience.Credit: Dutch Charter Group

April 7, 2022

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Clipper yachts back to sea en route to Derry https://yachtchartersflorida.net/clipper-yachts-back-to-sea-en-route-to-derry/ Mon, 28 Mar 2022 19:29:00 +0000 https://yachtchartersflorida.net/clipper-yachts-back-to-sea-en-route-to-derry/ The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Alderman Graham Warke, sent his best wishes to the crews of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race which has resumed in the Philippines. The yachts, all crewed by non-professional sailors, make the 6,100 nautical mile crossing of the North Pacific to Seattle in race 10 […]]]>

The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Alderman Graham Warke, sent his best wishes to the crews of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race which has resumed in the Philippines.

The yachts, all crewed by non-professional sailors, make the 6,100 nautical mile crossing of the North Pacific to Seattle in race 10 of the series which has resumed after the initial race was abandoned two years ago due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

It is considered one of the toughest sections of the World Course due to the inhospitable conditions in this section of the ocean.

The fleet of 11 yachts will sail down Lough Foyle to complete the penultimate leg of their global voyage in July and mark the start of one of the highlights of the race, the 2022 Foyle Maritime Festival in Derry.

“I am delighted that the Clipper Around the World Yacht Race has resumed after a two-year hiatus imposed by Covid and would like to send my best wishes to all the crews as they embark on one of the most difficult legs of their trip,” said Mayor Wark.

“Over the past ten years our town has earned a reputation for hosting the biggest and best stopover party and we can promise you an unparalleled welcome when you sail down Lough Foyle and enter our town by July.

“We are working closely with Clipper Ventures to develop exciting plans for this year’s program of events which is expected to draw over 200,000 people to our city’s docks.

“We are especially looking forward to welcoming international visitors from around the world back to our city for an unforgettable celebration.”

The yachts are expected to reach Seattle, United States, in mid-April, before departing for Panama two weeks later, from where they will race to Bermuda.

They will return to North America on June 19 for the second Atlantic leg which will finish in New York at the end of June before heading east across the ocean to Maiden City on June 29. The first ships are expected to sail up the Foyle in mid-July.

In 2018, the Foyle Maritime Festival attracted nearly 211,000 attendees, achieving over 19,000 overnight stays and an estimated economic impact of over £2 million to the local economy.

This summer’s Foyle Maritime Festival will run from July 20-24 with the theme ‘What Lies Beneath’ and will focus on the natural beauty of our oceans, rivers and lakes, and the responsibility that each of us has to protect and preserve marine life.

Take the Pledge will be the message, with a dedicated campaign within the festival encouraging local people to commit to being more environmentally friendly.

Highlights of this year’s event include the Legenderry Street Food Festival, live music events, street entertainment, seaside-themed installations and more to be confirmed as the keys roll. finals are made to the program.

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