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.
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.
There are more and more luxury yachts based in the Maldives, and you can see a selection of them on the Boatbookings Maldives page.
The yachting industry is booming. The MYBA Charter Show 2014 in Genoa, showcasing the most impressive yachts on the charter market, has been nothing short of amazing. Not only are yachts becoming more exciting with indulgent interiors, striking finishes and ever more outrageous water toys, the range of charter destinations is increasing very quickly with captains keen to discover the undiscovered and offer something new and exotic to their guests. LA DEA II’s captain, Mark Hoskins is a key exponent of this new age of exploration as he prepared his stunning 161 foot Trinity for an expedition to circumnavigate the world.
LA DEA II is three decks of utter splendour. Providing the benchmark is luxury yachting, she features all that you could desire in a charter. Her salon, complete with grand piano is simply marvellous whilst the bathrooms, lined with rich mahogany and marble are indicative of true decadence.
The huge swim platform is a great place to spend lazy afternoons right by the water while the flybridge is a real highlight. Whether you’re soaking up the sun on one of the massive sun pads, lying back with a book or sipping on champagne in the jacuzzi, you will feel like you’ve arrived at the pinnacle of luxury.
While LA DEA II is off discovering new and exciting destinations, luxury yachting in Greece continues to hit new heights. Chartering in unknown regions of the South Pacific is undoubtedly an exciting new development but there remains a lot to be said for cruising around the stunning Cyclades and indulging yourself in Santorini.
New legislation has decreed that non-EU registered yachts no longer need a license to charter in Greece meaning that the selection of charter yachts in Greece is bigger than ever. In addition to that the 10% luxury tax previously imposed on pleasure yachts has been abolished, leaving only the 6.5% VAT on week long charters in the Aegean.
Yacht charter in Greece is now more accessible than ever. To find out more about chartering, please don’t hesitate to contact the Boatbookings team.
Whether it is a 30ft monohull or a 300ft super yacht. the maintenance of any vessel is paramount to ensure maximum comfort, safety and enjoyment for charter guests on board. The logistics of boat repairs are often troublesome and costly for any yacht but even greater for a super yacht, due to their size and weight. However, super yacht owners will be happy to hear there is now an easy way to maintain their yacht, thanks to the new 3000 ton Rybovich floating dry dock in Palm Beach, South Florida. The centre is aimed to help yacht owners to conduct routine maintenance of their vessels and is ideally situated for the yachts to be in the very best condition for their Christmas charters in the Caribbean.
The first vessel to use the Rybovich floating dock was MI SUENO, a stunning 57.5m [190ft.] Trinity Yacht. She is luxurious in every regard and provides grandeur, as well as all of the latest technology and modern fittings that you would expect on a super yacht. She serves her summer season out of Monaco and makesthe ideal choice for a special charter along the French and Italian Riviera’s. She accommodates up to 12 guests in 6 beautiful staterooms, including a master suite which is split over two levels, offering great space and style.
Captain Glynn Smith was excited to find that the opening of the dock coincided with his schedule and was extremely happy with the service: “Rybovich achieved a flawless lift that seemed so routine as if they had been doing it for many years. This is a great step forward for the superyacht service industry in South Florida” The new centre is sending positive waves around the whole industry and has been called a ‘transformational event’ by the Rybovich president. They believe that the centre will attract a large number of super yachts to the area and thus improving the area.
For more information on how to maintain your boat, including how to make the whole process more impressive and efficient, please check out our posts. Watch this space for the latest yachting trends, destination information and gossip. To enquire please visit our website or send us an email at [email protected]