Take the Plunge in Top Diving Destinations

How better to enjoy the most sought after places to dive around the world than on a private yacht charter? Diving is an immensely popular activity on a charter as you have experienced divers for crew, top notch equipment and some of the most jaw-dropping diving destinations available. Get the best of both worlds being on top of the water on your luxury yacht, as well as exploring the depths below! See which three diving destinations are amongst our guests’ favourites… GalleryImage_1559_3111_53a8e2 Continue reading

Tantalising Trends this Spring!

If you are sitting on the fence with summer holiday destinations, we can recommend two equally superb hotspots that will ensure your trip is memorable. Whether you fancy lounging at an exclusive resort in the Maldives on a private island, or island hopping gorgeous Greece, we have the experience to recommend the best boats, places to stay and eat! maldives Continue reading

Dining with Nemo in the Maldives

The Maldives is a true world class diving destination. There are literally hundreds of amazing dive sites, pristine reefs and unbelievable variety of marine life, to explore on your luxury yacht charter Maldives. But you don’t have to be a diver to enjoy the underwater views in the Maldives; there are several 5 star resorts that have underwater restaurants, where you can watch the turtles, sharks and angelfish as they glide past! All in all, an incredible experience.

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‘Tis The Season for Thailand!

Around this time each year, as high season in Thailand kicks into action, a selection of superyachts from the Med and Indonesia head to Phuket to cruise the stunning sailing grounds of Phang Nga Bay, Krabi, the Similan and Phi Phi Islands, and to visit the Andaman Sea destinations of Langkawi, Myanmar and the Andaman Islands.This year is no exception, and in this article we highlight a few of these amazing luxury yachts that are available for a Phuket boat rental in the coming months.

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Explore The Maldives on A Luxury Charter Yacht!

Located in the middle of the ancient trading routes crossing the Indian Ocean, you will find the 1000 plus coral islands of the Maldives. The countless islands of the Maldives are formed around 26 circular atolls which cover over 90,000 square kilometres. Deep blue seas, palm trees swaying on white sandy beaches, thousands of fish of all shapes, sizes and colours directly under your Maldives charter yacht and a constant 30 degrees Celcius all year round…..paradise on Earth!!

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Luxury Yachts in the Maldives for Christmas and New Year

In early 2014, the Maldives government introduced new regulations for foreign visiting yachts. Previously, foreign yachts were only allowed to stay for 90 days, but this has now been extended to 180 days or more, making it a more attractive cruising destination for large charter yachts. Here are a a couple of yachts which will be in the Maldives later this year.

Having moved to Phuket 18 months ago after a full refit and completing several successful charters in Southeast Asia, this beautiful Broward 121 will be making its way to the Maldives in December. Captain Krill has many years of experience chartering in the Mediterranean and Caribbean and has thoroughly enjoyed his first year in Asia; now he is looking forward to exploring the amazing clear waters of the Maldives.
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Trinity superyacht KERI LEE III is one of the most luxurious charter yachts to be found anywhere, with an amazing collection of water toys and entertainment facilities….2 jet skis, a gym, 10 person jacuzzi, sea bobs, kayaks, game fishing tender, water skis, dive compressor and a movie theatre in the sky lounge! She has spent the last 12 months in Thailand, is heading to Myanmar and Sri Lanka for October-November, and then moving south to the Maldives in December, before returning to the Mediterranean for the summer of 2015.
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There are more and more luxury yachts based in the Maldives, and you can see a selection of them on the Boatbookings Maldives page.
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Kevin’s Favourites at the Singapore Yacht Show 2014

The yachting industry in Asia is bigger than ever and well on its way to booming. With ever more yacht enthusiasts looking to explore the Far East in search of something new and exciting, more of the world’s most impressive yachts are making their way east. This was abundantly evident at the recent Singapore Yacht Show last week. Whilst not yet as big as some of the yacht shows in Monaco and Antibes for example, the Singapore Yacht Show is a great place to get aboard some truly amazing yachts with many yachts offering guided tours; giving you the chance to see what super yachts are all about.

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In our preview blog a couple of weeks ago, CLOUD 9 was touted as one of the potential highlights of the show. Boatbooking’s charter expert in Asia, Kevin, was lucky enough to look around her and reports that she most certainly lives up to the billing. Massive amounts of light streams into an indulgently spacious yacht whilst the garage stocks every water toy known to man.

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Kevin has also been raving about KERI LEE III. The owner’s wife is an interior designer and, judging from the finish found on board, she won’t be out of pocket any time soon. Better resembling a grand mansion than a yacht, KERI LEE III is decorated impeccably with original artwork, French antiques as well as glorious marble linings and the most inviting of salons.

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No expense has been spared in order to create a yacht which is quintessentially luxurious throughout. A magnificent spiral staircase connects the three stunning interior levels. The sky lounge is nothing short of jaw dropping, featuring everything that you could possibly want for the perfect day.

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Dine al fresco, lounge in the sun, cool off in front of a film in the jacuzzi and then clear everything away, turn the music up and dance the night away. KERI LEE III has it all and sums up what luxury yachting is all about.

Your 2014 To-Do list from Boatbookings

The Boatbookings team would like to send everyone a very Happy New Year and best wishes for 2014! With so much to look forward to it’s never too early to be thinking about your holiday plans for the year. We’ve compiled a very simple list of things to ensure an unforgettable year of memories with family and friends.

1. Visit Sardinia!

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Following a visit to Sardinia in 2013, Charles and Tom from our team cannot recommend it enough. Whether you’re looking to sail the beautiful east coast and experience the breathtaking National Park of La Maddalena, see the picturesque turquoise waters of Carloforte or enjoy the buzzing hot spot of Porto Cervo there’s something for you! If you’re stuck for where to see this summer, we guarantee Sardinia will provide you with an unforgettable charter holiday.

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SAFRA is a sleek and sexy Azimut 86S, perfect for seeing Sardinia in style!

2. Book your Spring Break and Winter Vacations to get the top picks in the Caribbean!

caribbean_viewWith an ever-growing demand for yachts over the two busiest holiday periods in the Caribbean, the Boatbookings team recommend getting in early to gain access to the best yachts available. Whether you’re looking for a bareboat charter, crewed catamaran or luxury motor yacht someone on the team has the best knowledge and experience of cruising grounds and boats to help you fully experience the magic of this area.

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There’s no better way to experience the Caribbean that by catamaran, and there’s no better catamaran than Lagoon 52 FREEDOM!

3. Try somewhere new! 

Whether it be Thailand, the MaldivesBelizeGreeceCroatia or the beautiful Balearics we have someone who can help you organise the holiday of a lifetime. There really is no better way to see these beautiful locations than by water. From bareboat sailing vacations to luxury motor yacht charters we have the boat for you.

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Contact us today, happy sailing awaits!