Super Yacht of the Week: BATON ROUGE

Are you looking for 62.5m of unrivalled floating luxury? Look no further than BATON ROUGE. One of our favourite yachts to be arriving at this week’s Monaco Yacht Show, she is one of the most prestigious and reputable charter yachts on the market. Offering guest accommodation for 12 guests in 7 well-appointed, light and tastefully nautical cabins, you’ll want for nothing on this quadruple deck, plus beach club, luxury motor yacht.

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Gastronomic Excellence on your Caribbean Luxury Yacht Charter

Lobster-on-your-Caribbean-Charter-YachtChartering a luxury yacht in the Caribbean is one of life’s most amazing experiences, giving you the opportunity to explore an incredible destination and find your own paradise. The natural beauty of the Caribbean provides the perfect setting for an unforgettable vacation, but what else do you need to make this holiday the best that it could possibly be? A professional crew is always a must, as they will provide you with local knowledge and service that you would not get if you were to charter the yacht yourself. However, we believe that the food served on your yacht is equally as important for your overall enjoyment. With the majority of families living extremely hectic lifestyles, many do not have the opportunity to be treated to a gastronomic feast in the luxury of their home frequently. So what can you expect to eat on your luxury crewed catamaran? This is one of our favourite sample menus from DORIS, a Lagoon 500 based in Belize:

Sample Breakfast MenuYour-chef-will-combine-technique-with-the-freshest-produce
– Selection of tropical fruits with rustic granola and fresh yogurt
– Fluffy banana rum pancakes
– Belizean rum and cinnamon french toast
– Eggs made to order with freshly baked breads

Sample Lunch Menu
– Caribbean shrimp pineapple salad with fresh basil & mint
– Tropical reef burger – guest rated 5 stars
– Lobster, cucumber, mint & ginger rice paper wraps with sweet chili sauce
– Belizean rum black bean soup with tropical salad and fresh baked garlic bread
– Deli sandwich platter with locally made chips and fresh salsa

Sample Dinner MenuSimple-Elegant-and-Tasty
– BBQ Caribbean lobster with fried plantains and pineapple cilantro salsa
– Catch of the day – chef’s whimsical creation with the days catch
– Island shrimp and chaya linguine
– Belizean rum marinated BBQ pork tenderloin served with an exotic tamarind sauce
– Thai ginger coconut seafood curry

After sampling some of the best cuisine on a wide selection of yachts at the 2012 Antigua Yacht Show, we know the very best yachts to propose to you. The Caribbean may not be known for its gastronomic excellence, but you are certain to sample some of the best seafood, fish and fresh fruit in the world! Sample-amazing-dessertsWatch out for a series of blogs on our favourite yachts to sample brilliant gastronomy on the French Riviera, Amalfi Coast, the Greek Islands and the Far East.

At www.boatbookings.com,we organize luxury yacht charters all around the world with our highly qualified team that has intimate knowledge of the destinations and yachts that are available. We leave no stone unturned in matching not just the yacht and the destination to your requirements but also the crew, itineraries and all other subtle aspects that comes together to create a charter of a life time!

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April in the BVI and Caribbean on a Crewed Luxury Catamaran Charter

Easter is fast approaching and is one of the most popular opportunities for families to spend their holidays in either the Mediterranean or the Caribbean. Many people may choose to spend their time in the Mediterranean but the Caribbean has so much to offer, including amazing weather and beaches, as well as the best sailing waters in the world. Why not wait till after the very popular spring break and all the crowds to see the Caribbean in all its beauty.

Naturaly beauty of the Caribbean in the BVI

Depending on your island of choice, the weather is likely to be between the high eighties during the day to the seventies in the evening. The climate is extremely mild and you will have long sunny days and great winds, perfect for sailing and relaxing on the bow deck. April in the Caribbean brings many festivities and celebrations, including Carnival, boat races, sporting events and much more. The natural beauty of the BVI makes this one of the most popular destinations in the world.

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Why not use this opportunity to get your whole family together or a few of your closest friends and charter one of our large crewed catamarans. We highly recommend KINGS RANSOM, a 76ft Silhouette luxury catamaran, which has the ability to accommodate up to 12 guests in 6 cabins. She features spacious living and sleeping areas, as well as beautiful fixtures and fittings. Her decks are second to none and together with her crew make this luxury crewed catamaran a real winner.

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.

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Exploring the Unknown, a Luxury Yacht Charter around Vieques, Part II

Following on from our recent post on exploring the relatively unknown Spanish Virgin Islands of Vieques and Culebra, this addition seeks to demonstrate a few more reasons why you should try this gorgeous destination for your next vacation. We have already seen that Vieques has one of the best bioluminescent bays in the world, but what else does this small island have to offer? If you’re are interested in looking for your very own private beach, Vieques is the island for you.

 

To the west of the typical Caribbean town of Esperanza, you will find a stretch of beaches that would make the perfect postcard. The beaches at Sun Bay provide guests with white sandy beaches, excellent snorkelling conditions and if you’re lucky, you will have the opportunity to see one of the islands wild horses. However, we thought that the beaches past Navio in the National Reserve were some of the best on the island. Take a luxury picnic down to Caracas Beach and spend all afternoon soaking up the Caribbean rays!

If you prefer to

keep active on your vacation and think of yourself as an explorer, Vieques has so much to offer. From the old sugar mills to the forests which stretch into the former military areas, you are bound to find a host of exciting wildlife and walking trails which will fascinate you for hours. Why not head down to the Vieques’ version of Stonehenge and see the islands most famous archaeological site. The site is located opposite Sun Bay and was the source of a corpse which is said to be around 4000 years old!
There is so much on this majestic island to keep you intrigued and fascinated for days and makes a great stop on your charter around the Caribbean. If you are looking for a vacation that includes fantastic weather, beaches, snorkelling and history, you really should try Puerto Rico. We recommend flying into San Juan and exploring the forts of Old San Juan.Vieques-has-something-to-offer-everyone Then you can head down to the eastern coastal town of Fajardo and pick up a stunning monohull or catamaran for your charters around Vieques, Culebra and beyond.

At www.boatbookings.com, we welcome everyone from sailing professionals to complete novices and will help you at every step of the way to make your dreams a reality. We have a team of highly skilled professionals who are extremely knowledgeable in their destinations and will be able to help you with any questions you may have.

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Highlights of the 2012 Antigua Yacht Show, Day 1

The 2012 Antigua Yacht started yesterday, exhibiting 97 of the worlds finest motor yachts, monohulls and catamarans. We are proud to have our Managing Director, Capucine de Vallée and Charter Director, Mimi Andain at the show, who have ranked their top 3 yachts from the opening day. Day 1 belonged to the crewed catamaran, as all three had an excellent crew and offered clients the very highest standards of luxury, gastronomy and attention to detail.

1) MATAU – Privilege 745 Catamaran – 10/10

– Immaculate condition with great entertaining areas.

– Attention to detail was outstanding, from the decor to the food.

– Fantastic Chef, Robert Thompson who created an incredible lunch of Mushroom Soup with a homemade Foccacia, Marinated Shrimp with Safron Rice & Caribbean Slaw and a sumptuous Baileys and coffee desert. Lunch served with a beautiful Sancerre.

– Young, professional and fun crew

– Summary: The perfect yacht and crew all round.

2) LADY ALLIAURA – Privilege 75 Catamaran – 9/10

– Available for Caribbean charter all year round.

– Extremely professional and talented crew with very extensive attention to detail and high standards in every area.

– PADI qualified and the whole crew are diving fanatics. Very sporty crew who will interact and entertain the charterers guests and children.

– Italian chef who spent 8 years in St Tropez. She made delicious cupcakes, breads and the finest presented platters of fresh fruit.

– “Queen of the Cats”

3) ELYSIUM – Privilege 615 Catamaran – 7/10

– She has 3 crew which is unusual for this sized Catamaran, providing better attention to detail and service.

– Very attentive and professional crew. They were extremely friendly with a new stewardess who is very passionate and keen to provide an outstanding service.

– Looking to spend the summer season in Croatia, making ELYSIUM the perfect choice for charterer’s in the East Med.

– Great choice for families as the crew are excellent with children. They recently did a double charter with a strictly adult yacht and the kids were with the crew and they had an amazing charter.

– Summary: Energetic crew, good condition and great for families.

Watch this space for the latest gossip from the show, including extensive reviews of the best charter yachts available. If you would like to receive more information with regards to booking your luxury 2013 charter yacht, please enquire through our website, www.boatbookings.com, where one of our Charter Specialists will be happy to help you plan the experience of a lifetime. You can also send your charter enquiries to charter@boatbookings.com, and one of the team will get back to you shortly with some proposals.

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QUATTROELLE, a new 88m Lürssen Luxury Super Yacht Charter!

QUATTROELLE is a 88m Lürssen Luxury Super Yacht, designed by Nuvolari Lenard was recently delivered to the Moran Yacht Group. She is a stunning 6 deck modern Super Yacht, providing great interior and exterior proportions for both entertaining and relaxation. The interior is fitted with the very latest technology and contemporary styling to attract even the most discerning clientele. She is available this Christmas in the Caribbean, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to charter one of the most exciting yachts on the market.

One of our favourite Lürssen Luxury Charter Yachts is TITANIA. She has 7 elegant staterooms for your closest friends and family, as well as a fantastic array of water toys, swimming pool and its own nightclub! Available for summer charters in the West Med, TITANIA is one of our favourite Super Yachts to explore the natural beauty of the French and Italian Riviera’s.

Watch this space for the latest news releases, yachting trends and gossip. For more information on how to charter a yacht, please enquire via the link above to our website. We look forward to helping you organise an experience of a lifetime.

The 2012 Antigua Charter Yacht Show

With many of the world’s biggest and most luxurious chartered yachts heading over to the Caribbean for the winter season, now seems like the appropriate time to write about chartering a yacht from the beautiful island of Antigua. Antigua is one of the most beautiful island getaways in the Caribbean, and a favorite sailing charter destination. It is particularly popular with those who wish to go snorkeling and scuba diving on the coral reefs.

The main Caribbean charter season runs from early November through to June/July, with the high season from around mid-December to March. This is the period in which those wishing to escape the cold temperatures of North America and Europe arrive in huge numbers. A large proportion of the islands revenue is made during this time through tourism.

Antigua

 

English Harbour (and the neighbouring port of Falmouth) has gained international recognition as one of the best yachting and sailing destinations in the Caribbean. Situated on the southern coast of the island, these ports are mostly sheltered from the violent storms and hurricanes which can hit the island between July and late October. The area gets its name from the harbour in which the Royal Navy established its base of operations during the eighteenth century. It is also home to the Nelson’s Dockyard cultural heritage site, named after Admiral Nelson (who lived in the Dockyard from 1784 to 1787).

 

One of the most important upcoming events is the 51st Antigua Charter Yacht Show, which will take place in the first week of December. The yachts on show at this event range in length from 46 feet to 245 feet and are berthed in the three marinas mentioned above. The basic premise of the show is to gather Yachts that have come to the Caribbean for the winter yachting season in order to allow charter agents to view exactly what is on offer. This includes meeting with captains and crews and sampling the delicacies provided by the many talented chefs. Many of the chefs will have the opportunity to participate in the 13th anual “Concours de Chef”. The theme for this years competition is the Healthy Dinner Challenge. Chefs must create a 3-course menu which promotes healthy eating with “great tasting local Caribbean cuisine and simplicity in preparation.”

The success of the island as a charter destination is hardly a surprise. The local yacht workers are known for being extremely and helpful, while there are many small businesses which cater to all yachting requirements.  The historical ambiance of the Dockyard and the friendly locals are also crucial factors.

CROCODILE DADDY

 

Among the boats on show is the luxury crewed sailing catamaran CROCODILE DADDY, which is designed for long distance cruising with luxury, comfort and speed.

This Lagoon 620 has large windows which allow for an extremely light and spacious modern interior with wenge woodwork and white leather sofas.

CROCODILE DADDY also has a large deck area, which is the perfect place to enjoy fine alfresco dining.

 

SELENE, Swan 80

Another boat that will be on show is the Swan 80 SELENE – a world class sailing yacht built by Nautor’s Swan and designed for comfort and performance.

Selene has both won and placed well in regattas around the world. With an open deck layout, top rate galley and luxurious interior, this sailing boat provides the ideal setting for a sunset dinner with an exotic backdrop.

If you would like any additional information on organizing a luxury yacht charter in the Caribbean, please have a look at the link provided or send an email to charter@boatbookings.com. We would be delighted to assist you in any way possible with your charter search.