Due to a cancellation AMITIE is available in the Bahamas for Spring Break!

Due to a cancellation the luxurious 130’ Westport AMITIE is available for Spring Break for the ideal Bahamas Yacht Charter!

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AMITIE completed her interior refit by Nora Gugel of A La Mer and was launched into the charter market in the Spring of 2014. Her elegant interior showcases a spacious salon with a large seating area where soft, neutral tones compliment her satin mahogany paneling. Guests can enjoy formal dining surrounded by colorful accents which evoke a splash of the tropics and embody a modern yet comfortable feel. If alfresco dining is preferred, you can choose from the covered aft-deck or the relaxing bridge deck where you may also take a dip in the Jacuzzi. Her partially shaded sun deck offers protection from the elements and features a bar and barbecue, along with wrap around sofas and a large sun pad for the sun worshippers in the group.

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It’s Time for Posh Newport, Rhode Island – the Sailing Capital of the World!

If you are looking for a different and upscale experience, then a charter from Newport, Rhode Island, U.S., is the perfect choice for your next sailing adventure. Famous as a New England summer resort and home of the prominent Newport Mansions, it was also the site of some of the ‘Summer White Houses’ during the administrations of  Presidents Dwight D Eisenhower and John F Kennedy.

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Cracking Deals in Exotic Paradise

The tried and tested charter destinations in Europe; the Amalfi Coast, Ibiza, and the French Riviera to name but a few, are as popular and magnificent as ever. For those of you looking to get off the beaten path however, look no further than Thailand. Full-moon parties still attract young travellers in their hundreds but away from Kho Phangan, you’ll find untouched, white sandy beaches and blissful tranquillity.

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Some of you will have read about political unrest, but rest assured, the nation has returned once more to being a peaceful, paradise in the Andaman Sea. Even during the coup, tourist hot spots remained popular and unaffected as flights and charters all went ahead as normal. Now the coup is over, there is no further unrest and travellers should have no hesitation in visiting this stunning country.

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Although relatively new to the world of yachting, the charter market in Thailand has stunning boats on offer. With special offers in Phuket including free days on bareboat charters, and superb discounts on Azimuts and Ferrettis, there has never been a better time to charter.

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With brilliant sunshine guaranteed year-round in Thailand, the Ferretti 680 is a terrific charter yacht. The aft deck is a wonderful place to dine al fresco while enjoying the cool sea breeze. For lazy afternoons working on your tan, there are large sunpads both on the forward deck and on the flybridge.

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Below deck she is spacious and comfortable. Traditionally styled and with large windows, the saloon is the perfect place to spread out in the evenings and watch a film before retiring to the large, well-appointed cabins. This Ferretti can also accommodate up to 24 guests for day charters, so feel free to spoil your friends and family alike.

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If you are interested in chartering in Thailand, please don’t hesitate to contact the Boatbookings team.

An Insight into Ibiza onboard Motor Yacht Sensei this Summer

Chartering a crewed motor yacht around the Balearic Islands has always provided guests with unforgettable memories, sparked by the stunning scenery, crystal clear waters and hedonistic culture. Ibiza is widely regarded as the nightlife capital of the world, yet La Isla Blanca (The White Island) possesses more qualities than the sole ability to host an unforgettable party. Whether it is discovering your very own private bay, sitting down to some of the best seafood in the Med or relaxing with friends at a luxurious beach club, Ibiza is able to please guests of all ages, needs and expectations.

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One of our favourite bays is close to the southern town of Porroig, where you will find Es Xarcu restaurant. The restaurant takes pride in its ‘virgin cove’ location, and consequently makes full use of the freshest fish and seafood, which is carefully prepared and cooked in a simple and authentic manner. Prepare yourself for prawns cooked on a charcoal grill, delicious paella with seafood and simply cooked fish with traditional sides. The virgin cove has welcomed some of the most stunning super yachts in the world, including the iconic Motor Yacht A from the Blohm+Voss shipyard, ensuring that you will be in good company.

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During a recent business development trip, Charter Brokers Charles and Ben carefully chose to dine at Amante Beach Club, which sits overlooking Sol D’En Serra Bay. Amante won Ibiza’s award for the best beach club in both 2012 and 2013, which does not fully do it justice, as it would be able to compete with the very best beach clubs anywhere in the world. Whether you attend the early morning yoga class followed by breakfast, anchor for lunch or dinner, the Amante experience is one that you will remember forever. Make sure to try the stunning fish stew, comprising of poached monkfish, clams and prawns in an intense, complex, yet beautifully balanced sauce.

Sensei-Best-YachtSummer 2014 welcomes the impressive Motor Yacht Sensei to Ibiza and the Balearic Islands. Having spent a successful start to the season chartering along the French and Italian Rivieras, she embarks upon a new challenge to impress her charter guests in Ibiza and Mallorca this July and August. The most striking feature of this motor yacht is the amount of space on board for her price. At 39m in length, she boasts 3 stunning decks, which is perfect for entertaining, relaxing and soaking up the golden rays of the Balearics. Sensei hosts 10 guests in 5 spacious cabins, making her ideal for family charters, as well as being able to successfully accommodate large groups of friends. We look forward to receiving your enquiries and helping you plan an unforgettable yacht charter vacation this summer!

Exclusivity in Ibiza – Remaining Availability on ALVIUM

The Ibiza season is hotting up, resident DJs are settled into their weekly sets and the beach parties are definitely in session. Following our previous blog on how great Ibiza is as a charter destination, we now bring you a very exciting update from the beautiful Sunseeker Predator 84 ALVIUM.

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ALVIUM is available out of the most exclusive VIP quay in Marina Ibiza, the owners are even offering this incredible position with her charter fee for the summer season. Built in 2010, the owner has meticulously maintained ALVIUM to ensure she continues to look like a new yacht. This winter that included a hull re-paint in a dark, mysterious and sexy stone grey colour as well as an interior refresh and re-style to compete with even brand-new models.

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We can offer you ALVIUM for day, weekend or week-long charters between now and 27th June and then between 1st and 9th July. Take advantage of this peak season availability and enquire today about this beautifully designed and immaculately maintained yacht. Contact the Boatbookings.com team today!

INDULGING on a Day Charter on the French Riviera!

Charles, Cordy and Tom from the Boatbookings.com team in the South of France were lucky enough to enjoy a day out on INDULGENCE OF POOLE yesterday, a beautifully maintained Mangusta 86 motor yacht based in the heart of the Old Port of Cannes. Following our day out, we cannot recommend her highly enough for day, weekend and week-long charters on the French Riviera and in surrounding areas.

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The team were warmly welcomed by an enthusiastic captain Yanko and his partner and chief stewardess, fresh canapés and some lovely wines were enjoyed following a viewing of the two large master and VIP cabins with double beds and two further twin cabins, comfortably accommodating two. INDULGENCE is also perfect for meetings with her large saloon and separate dining area seating 12 for a more formal venue. On the aft deck, they said goodbye to Cannes on a beautiful Monday morning and sped along the coast to the beautiful bay of Theoule where we anchored for the day. A delicious lunch onboard was enjoyed by all – the refreshing classic of Parma ham and melon, followed beautifully roasted chicken with garlic purée and chocolate cheesecake with crème anglaise to finish!

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After soaking up the sun, taking a swim and enjoying the extensive water sports inventory we headed back to Cannes where Yanko showed us that INDULGENCE can match the newer Mangusta cruising at an impressive 29 knots! A thrill for everyone, whilst enjoying the comfort of a much larger yacht.

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We cannot recommend INDULGENCE OF POOLE enough for your family vacations on the French Riviera this summer, please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information on her all-inclusive packages.

INDULGE yourself this summer with a luxury yacht charter – VAT included!

In the South of France VAT of 20% usually applies to all crewed charters, so Boatbookings.com are delighted to  be able to offer exclusive VAT included and all- inclusive rates on one of our favourite South of France crewed motor yachts this summer!

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INDULGENCE OF POOLE is a Mangusta 86 that has been constantly updated and maintained to ensure that she is in pristine condition and with a fantastic, positive crew. For a yacht of her size, INDULGENCE has unrivalled levels of space. Her large flybridge features plenty of comfortable seating, as well as a jacuzzi!

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Cool off in the Jacuzzi

A large and elegant dining table can be found on the aft deck providing the perfect spot for Al-fresco dining and relaxing breakfasts in the sun!

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The perfect lunch spot!

The package rates are outlined below:

PACKAGE RATES (inc VAT):

Day Charter for up to 8 guests €7,250 (inc VAT)
To include: Meals, a selection of wines, beers and soft drinks along with fuel and berth costs for a trip out to Iles de Lerins for the day.

Two Day Charter for up to 8 guests €14,500 (inc VAT)
To include: Meals, a selection of wines, beers and soft drinks along with fuel and berth costs for two days out as prescribed by the Captain.

Three Day Charter in and around Cannes for up to 8 guests €21,750 (inc VAT)
To include: Meals, a selection of wines, beers and soft drinks along with fuel and berth costs for a prescribed itinerary as agreed by the Captain.

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The beautiful Ile Saint-Marguerite

 Get in touch today with our expert South of France team about chartering INDULGENCE OF POOLE, or another fantastic yacht anywhere in the world!

News and Reviews at The Palma Superyacht Show 2014!

From one yacht show to another this week… today sees the beginning of the Superyacht show in Palma, Mallorca. A brokerage and charter show, there’s several well-known charter boats on display with some old favourites and some new to the charter market in Spain. This is only the second edition of the superyacht show, and it has returned following the success of the Palma Superyacht Brokerage and Charter Show in May 2013. This show will continue to only exhibit yachts of an impressive 24 metres and above.

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First up is a new addition to the charter market in Spain, POWDERMONKEY. Our team on the French Riviera were gutted to see her leave her prime position in Antibes last year, having received a Spanish charter license, heading to Palma for the upcoming season. This luxury crewed motor yacht offers unrivalled value for money, accommodating up to 10 guests at a very competitive €49,000 per week high season. She’s a fun family boat with spacious cabins, classic interior, fun splashes of colour throughout and an extensive water sports inventory. POWDERMONKEY has had multiple technical and visual upgrades meaning she’s in pristine condition ready for this summer.

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Next up is BENITA BLUE from Evolution Yachts in Australia. She combines the weird and wonderful to create extensive space of a much larger yacht. Her sleek, outlandish and bright exterior colouring is contrasted by the quiet cool of her neutral interior. Whilst the owners of BENITA BLUE are keen to move on before the summer season arrives, we’re confident she’ll be back on the charter market in time for high season in the Mediterranean. Again she’s a perfect family boat with two doubles, two twins and a convertible office for an extra two berths.

For more information on chartering either of these two fantastic yachts, to meet us at the Palma show or for luxury yacht charters in the Mediterranean contact us today!

Don’t miss out on the 2014 Monaco Grand Prix!

The 2014 Formula 1 season has got off to a flying start with Mercedes dominance, new rules and exciting wheel to wheel racing being the main talking points so far, all indications are that Monaco 2014 is a race not to be missed!

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Here’s some of what is still available, it’s not too late to secure a yacht!

LEILA LINA:

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LEILA LINA is classic and elegant and is keen to secure a charter for the Monaco Grand Prix. She has expansive deck spaces for a yacht of her size and can host groups of up to 40 guests whilst in port.  With a charter rate of €28,664 plus expenses she provides an excellent value opportunity to experience the glitz and glamour of the Grand Prix this May.

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We’ve blogged about NAMELESS before, she is a stunning new 41m Mondomarine and has a confirmed berth for this year’s race! Cordy from the Boatbookings.com South of France team recently visited her and was full of praise for ever aspect of this ‘gleaming’ yacht, particularly the designer interior that features pieces from Luca Dini Design, Stefano Ricci and Fendi. Cordy also commented on the very large Jacuzzi and fantastic views that can be enjoyed from the all over the sun-deck! NAMELESS can accommodate up to 60 guests at dock and is available for €25,000 per day, plus expenses.

 APACHE II:

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APACHE II is a striking and sporty yacht that matches with the appeal of the Monaco Grand Prix perfectly. Her interior spaces are excellent, but it is her extraordinary 18m sun-deck and large aft deck that make her perfect for entertaining, watching the Grand Prix or simply admiring the whole spectacle in her zone 2 berth. APACHE II is available for €23,000 per day, plus expenses with a minimum 4 day booking.

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Get in touch with us today and secure your places at the must see event on the French Riviera this summer!