Download Boatbookings’s brand new iBook ‘Yacht Charter 101’ on iTunes for FREE!

Front Cover Yacht Charter 101

Boatbookings is very pleased to announce the publication of our new  iBook – Yacht Charter 101:  Planning the Perfect Charter Vacation. Now you can read all about luxury yacht chartering from the comfort of your iPad.

The book has covers the basics of planning a yacht charter, provides extensive information on all of the key yacht charter regions, and discusses contracts, pricing and how to choose the right yacht for you.  We are  offering you the download of Yacht Charter 101  free as our way of helping give you the information you need to go on a yacht charter this year.

The Founder of Boatbookings.com has used  his vast expertise of the yachting industry to create a concise yet comprehensive guide to chartering a luxury yacht anywhere in the world. The book is written for  first-time charterers but also valuable for any experienced charters who are thinking about a new destination or type of boat.

The Chapters are: The Allure of a Yacht Charter, Types of Yacht Charters, Charter Destinations, How to Charter a Yacht, Next Steps and an Extensive Glossary

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The Destinations chapter covers the key ports in the Caribbean (including the BVI, Grenadines, St Barths, St Martin, Bahamas, etc), Mediterranean (including the French  Riviera, Corsica, Italy, Greece, Croatia and Spain), SouthEast Asia, Tahiti  and more, with pictures of the charter areas and notes about things to do, the cuisine, climate and best times to charter.  Download Yacht Charter 101 as  a trusted source of yachting info.

Yacht Charter 101: Planning the Perfect Charter Vacation is available for free download on iTunes now!

A Submarine Yacht – The Luxury Yacht Charter Vacation Of The Future

Submarine - yachtIn one of the most incredible new designs to date, yacht design studio Motion Code, has revealed plans for a 115 meter, 6 deck yacht – that is also a submarine! This stunning concept is, according to Motion Code the next step for the super rich. Instead of owning a 115 meter yacht that comes with a submarine, why not just combine them both into the ultimate luxury charter vessel!

TO SEE MORE ON LUXURY YACHTS FOR CHARTER CLICK HERE!

Touted as being the ultimate way to charter as you can simply blow the ballasts and sink to depths of up to 240 meters in the comfort of your once floating palace, it also means you need not contend with any rough weather on the surface but can slip below the waves for the ultimate in privacy. Imagine the exclusivity of a party on a yacht you cannot not even get to, as it lurks hundreds of meters below the surface!Submarine-yacht_1

The hull of the 11 meter wide MIGALOO is identical to current submarines but inside she in no way similar to its warlike counterparts. She would boast a custom designed tower and an enormous aft deck for the lounge areas, sun beds, bar, its 8 by 3 metre pool as well its helicopter pad. MIGALOO would accommodate up to 16 guests in 8 luxury cabins.

The foredeck of this incredible concept would be fully dedicated to the owners' privacy and would come complete with a full-beam private lounge and a private bar. Other luxury appointments include  a cinema room, a library, a gym and a gaming room as well as four side hatches that can be transformed into enormous beach terraces.

What with a large variety of water toys at your disposal, and large windows with underwater lights providing guests with breathtaking views of the deep, this submarine-yacht will truly be one of the most luxury things afloat – (or not as the case may be!)Sub Yacht We have a team of highly skilled professionals who are extremely knowledgeable in their destinations and will be able to help you bring together the yacht, the crew and all the other aspects that make your charter special.

The Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach: An Ultimate Yachting Lifestyle Showcase

The Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach, February 16 – 20, 2012, will feature more than 500 vessels valued at more than a billion dollars and covering more than 1.2 million square feet of space. Attendees will have access to yachts and superyachts from the world’s most extraordinary custom boat builders. The show is free and open to the public.

Show producers provide a free smartphone app, MyBoatShow, available on iPhone and Android platforms. Attendees will be able to access show maps, search for exhibitors, manufacturers, product categories and boats by specifications and size, show schedule, seminar information, show transportation schedules and maps, food and drink locations, restroom locations and emergency services.

Diamond Girl

Also new to this year’s Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach is TrawlerPort, which will offer an impressive display of long-range cruisers in lengths ranging from 35 to 90 feet that are designed for long-term cruising of regional and worldwide destinations.

The Show features many yachts available for crewed luxury charter, including DIAMOND GIRL, a very popular Johnson 103 currently available for charter in the Virgin Islands and DAMRAK II a stylish and sophisticated Sunreef power catamaran. Please contact Sharon@boatbookings.com to arrange for a personalized viewing of luxury charter yachts on display.

DAMRAK II

BOAT SHOW SCHEDULE:

Thursday, Feb. 16: 10am – 7pm

Friday, Feb. 17: 10am – 7pm

Saturday, Feb. 18: 10am – 7pm

Sunday, Feb. 19: 10am – 7pm

Monday, Feb. 20: 10am – 6pm

Follow these comprehensive links for information about Luxury Yacht Charter and Charter Destinations Worldwide.

Luxury Land and Sea Vacation: Vicem Yachts Partners with Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay, Bodrum, Turkey

VICEM 92
VICEM 92

Turkish builder Vicem Yachts and Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay in Bodrum, which is distinguished as one of the “World’s 25 Best Hotels and  recipient of the Condé Nast Traveller Reader’s Spa Awards 2010”, have partnered in an unique international marketing initiative that presents the yachting public with a five star travel opportunity: a number of Vicem yachts will be available for the upscale clientele of Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay in the cosmopolitan Turkish city of Bodrum.

Kempinski Hotel, Barbaros Bay, Turkey
Kempinski Hotel, Barbaros Bay, Turkey

Bodrum is a vibrant city that incorporates an adventure in dining, shopping, nightlife, history, culture and legend. The privileged guests of the Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay can expect to enjoy secluded bays, brilliant sunny days and gorgeous nights ornamented with millions of stars, and the option for a private cruise with Vicem selecting from the Vicem 92, Vintage Line range yacht featuring four cabins and three decks; or the Vicem 78 Cruiser, one of the latest launched from the yard with a flybridge enhanced by a four person Jacuzzi.  The Vicem 75 Fly, a new build

VICEM 75
VICEM 75

for 2011, will also be an option. If someone prefers a day cruise Vicem invites guests to cruise on board the 40′ or the 36′, the smallest hulls of this series.

Please follow this link for important information about Turkish Yacht Charter, Bodrum, and the Bodrum Cup Reggatta.

Gettting to Your Yacht Charter Destination with Ease: Free Travel Apps for the Savvy Traveler

Screen-shot-2011-12-13-at-1.26.42-PMCurrency: lets users know the dollar equivalents of yen, pounds, pesos, etc., and up-to-date information and exchange rates for over 100 countries. Information is currently available in 18 languages.

FlightAware Flight Tracker: lets users track flights in real time; know where their plane is and if there is a delay. Search by airline, airport code, flight number, route, or aircraft registration number to track both commercial and private planes. The app’s tracking map also registers the speed, altitude, and provides other flight data.

Hipmunk Flight Search: aims to take the agony out of flight search. The site displays multiple airfares and timeline graphs of arrival and departure times, total flight times, and layover times at connection points.

Whatever destination you choose to fly, this link lets you explore the possibilities of Superyacht and Luxury Yacht Charter worldwide.