Super Yacht of the Week: KOKOMO

This week we’re turning our hands to sailing once again, and we strongly recommend that if you haven’t booked your luxury vacation for Christmas and New Year you should consider KOKOMO! Our super yacht of the week is the 2010 58.4 metre creation from the esteemed Alloy Yachts shipyard in New Zealand. Alloy guarantee excellence in both design and engineering, with a promise to deliver the vision of the designer and also to push the boundaries of what can be done. KOKOMO shows this by keeping sporty pedigree, beautiful lines, extensive exterior space as well as a timeless and elegant interior.

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Unforgettable Florida – Our Managing Director’s Account

Capucine, Managing Director at Boatbookings.com has just returned from an unforgettable trip to Fort Lauderdale. Apart from welcoming our wonderful new US Charter Director Allison Cecilio, she also re-discovered what makes the Floridian coastline the enchanting holiday and charter destination it is. This blog is her account of three key moments that made her fall back in love with Florida!

1. Alligator spotting tour in the Everglades.

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A little bit of drama here as we were skimming in an airboat over the sawgrass swampland, having seen a number of alligators, and our airboat broke down! Now I’m not shy when it comes to an adventure but having been told these six foot alligators could jump three times their length a slight nervousness came about…

Luckily the rescue boat arrived quickly and we all made it back to base! I couldn’t help but think this wouldn’t have happened on a luxury yacht charter, but an incredible experience. With around 1.5 million crocodiles in Florida it’s a must-do trip!

2. Visiting Port Everglades

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One of the largest cruise ship ports in the world, I counted no less than 8 large cruise ships in the port, each one taller than every building around. Quite a spectacular sight! I couldn’t help but think that a cruise is the perfect opportunity to arrive in port and enjoy a private and thoroughly relaxing day out on the sea. Whether you head down to Miami or just enjoy the sights and sounds of Florida a day boat rental allows you to do all this and escape the crowds.

3. The variety on offer!

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Whilst sat in my hotel, I look outside my window to see quite an awe-inspiring sight. It was motor yacht TATS, one of my favourites by Alloy Yachts launched in 2009. Although I was impressed by the yacht, what was most impressive was its proximity to the coast! Fort Lauderdale is America’s own Venice with over 165 miles of navigable intracoastal waterway, meaning you can spend days enjoying the wonderful climate and friendly atmosphere with the option of heading out and enjoying the privacy of the ocean as and when you feel like it! A truly unforgettable vacation experience on offer here.

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Another personal highlight was visiting the newly re-fitted VICTORIA DEL MAR II. A stunning yacht with elegant beach house styling and ample space for al fresco dining for 12 on the expansive sun-deck. The great news is she’s available for charter in Florida and the Bahamas at the moment, and will be heading to the glorious French Riviera for the summer. An option I cannot recommend highly enough!

For more information on chartering in Fort Lauderdale and on the Florida coastline, contact our expert broker team today.

Plans for Spring Break? We’ve got some for you!

Spring Break is fast approaching and whether you’re heading near or far it’s a great opportunity to take advantage of the improving weather and get out for a day on the water! From Fort Lauderdale to Cancún and Ibiza to Mykonos we have expert brokers worldwide who can help organise a celebratory day out or a relaxing charter holiday to unwind after the madness of the winter term. Our favourites are in the Caribbean and Cancún this week, but watch out as we’ll be tempting you with beautiful destinations and even better boats in the run up to this famous holiday!

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The Princess 74 is a beautifully elegant motor yacht based in Cancún. She can embark up to 15 guests for day charters and is available daily at a rate which includes fuel, drinks, towels and snorkelling of $7,200. Unrivalled in terms of looks and the charter package, the Princess 74 is perfect for getting friends together for a day out on the water exploring Mexico’s gorgeous Islas!

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For a truly invigorating Spring Break experience, head down to St Marteen for a charter onboard SEAQUELL. A stunning 32 metre sailing yacht, she accommodates up to 6 guests in complete luxury and comfort. Outside, her beautiful decks even house a jacuzzi to unwind with a sundowner cocktail as you enjoy the Caribbean climate. A $5,000 rate reduction over Spring Break means she’s perfect for you last minute getaways at $35,000 per week.

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For more information on day charters in Cancún or luxury sailing vacations in the Caribbean, contact our friendly expert broker team today.

Experience The Island Of Tioman On Board Your Luxury Charter – A Lush Tropical Paradise In The South China Sea

TiomanBeautiful and breathtaking Tioman Island, lies at the heart of the South China Sea. Lush tropical jungle covers 12,000 hectares of the island and an abundance of mountain streams and waterfalls sustain the many protected species of mammals and birds.

At 20km long and 11km wide, Tioman is a mountainous island known for its steep green ridges, white sands and engulfing turquoise seas. A yacht charter in this spectacular region provides a gateway to a handful of idyllic and picturesque islands, such as Dayang, Sibu and Besar.

Tioman Island is indeed blessed with some world-class dive sites and is a great scuba diving destination for both beginners and experience divers alike.

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The island boasts a range of unique and well preserved dive sites, with 29 on offer and all of which are accessible by boat in less than 30 minutes.Marvel at the gentle nurse sharks, darting yellow striped snappers and majestic blue dotted stingrays in their natural environment.

Tioman Island is an excellent chartering destination. The island is graced with long sunny days, calm seas and a gentle northeasterly breeze from April until September. With a near-Polynesian feel, tropical climate and idyllic setting charter a luxury yacht around Tioman Island today.

DRUMBEAT is a luxury crewed sailing yacht accommodating up to 11 guests in 5 spacious and lavish cabins.This beautiful charter yacht combines elegance with performance and is ideal for family vacations and sailing holidays around South East Asia.

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At www.boatbookings.com, we are here to help you plan your perfect luxury yachting holiday. 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. If you would like to charter in South East Asia please feel free to contact us on charter@boatbookings.com.Charter this magnificent sailing yacht today!