The Biggest News of 2013 – Delivery of 180 metre Super Yacht AZZAM

Literally the biggest news of 2013, AZZAM has changed the world of Luxury Super Yachts forever. With figures to the tune of 590 feet, £400 million and a rumoured crew of 50 she astounds on every level. AZZAM is about breaking records, competitive spirit and efficient design. Her owner, who is said to be a member of the Saudi Royal family commissioned esteemed builders Lurssen who executed the huge design in just over three years.


Delivered! The World’s Largest Super Yacht AZZAM at 180 metres

Her performance speaks for itself too – 180 metres, 94,000 horsepower, 1,000,000 litre fuel tank and a top speed said to be over 30 knots she’s truly awe-inspiring and game-changing in the yachting world. This sees Russian oil tycoon and football enthusiast Roman Abramovich’s ECLIPSE finally dwarfed at 164 metres.


Knocked off the top spot – ECLIPSE is now the second largest yacht by 16 metres

The interior is still shrouded with secrecy but French interior designer Christophe Leoni is thought to have been briefed to create a sophisticated and timeless interior. Features are also currently unconfirmed but AZZAM is fully expected to have the bullet proof master suite, submarine, rocket defence system and vast deck spaces including swimming pools and hot tubs.


Astounding – One year in design and three in the making, AZZAM has changed the world of super yachts forever.

AZZAM translates as ‘dedication’ in Arabic, and true dedication has been put in by AZZAM’s very proud but very discreet owner to create a truly magnificent ship.

The Ultimate Christmas Gift – Super Yacht Offers over the Holiday Season!

The holiday season is approaching, and whilst the rush may have started to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones the question of how to spend the big day is still looming. Why not escape the cold and darkness and head to the sunny Caribbean and make the most of the holiday season? Super Yacht charter is an experience like no other, your own floating paradise with every luxury amenity you can possibly imagine and a hand-picked crew to cater to your every need. We have two of the world’s finest super yachts currently on offer over the Holiday season…

MISUENOAt an astonishing 190ft, MI SUENO is a standout boat in every aspect of the word. Vast deck spaces, luxurious but relaxing interiors and even a display of fine wines make MI SUENO the perfect boat for a large group to enjoy time together. However if you’re looking to make things a little more private she features a mesmerising split-level master suite with study and lounge. 5 further cabins means she can comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests. Ease into the jacuzzi on the fly deck and follow this with a dip into the splash pool, or if you prefer to be out on the sea she’s loaded with an array of water toys! With a special rate of $300,000 plus expenses in the Bahamas and the Caribbean, MI SUENO is the perfect Christmas gift.

TITANIA236ft of pure luxury, TITANIA is a Lurssen super yacht consisting of three spacious decks, 7 cabins, Spa and Wellness facility, Beach Club with sauna and even an inflatable kit for running around on the water. There’s nothing missing onboard TITANIA and with her dedicated crew of 20 you won’t be wanting for anything, immaculate and professional service is guaranteed! Her 72 metre presence guarantees to stand out wherever you are. TITANIA is being offered this Holiday season at her low season rate of $550,000 per week for any charters 10 days or over, and at just $420,000 per week in the New Year!

ENDWhatever you’re looking for during the Holidays, whether it be planning last minute or getting in early for next summer contact the team for expert advice and a bespoke service!

The Dubai International Boat Show 2013.

Main-1Even with forecasts for the worlds economy looking increasingly gloomy, the yachting industry is going from strength to strength. With the countdown to the 2013 International boat show in Dubai almost over, excitement is reaching a fever pitch! This year sees the largest number of countries in the history of the show with more than 750 companies and brands and tens of thousands of visitors and buyers expected to attend. There are no fewer than 30 new exhibitors across all sectors and 19 of the world’s most luxurious super yachts will be showcased, representing an impressive 40 per cent increase from last year – no surprise as  60% are owned by residents in the middle east!

H.E. Helal Saeed Almarri, CEO of Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) and Director General of the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing said: “The Dubai International Boat Show has secured its position as the region’s leading leisure marine event. This year’s impressive line-up of global and regional launches and the large increase in international participation, serves as a true barometer of the stability and strength of the regional maritime industry. As the catalyst for the Middle East leisure marine sector, the show stimulates greater demand and encourages foreign trade and investment, highlighting Dubai’s position as a global marine gateway.”

The remnants of the United Arab Emirate’s illustrious seafaring heritage can be seen in the popularity and success of the Dubai International Boat Show. Just some of the

prize names that will be show cased in Dubai include Palmer Johnson, Lürssen, Sanlorenzo, Benetti and Sunseeker.

With many examples of yachts from this roll call of boat building royalty available to charter at Boatbookings, we have much to offer clients all around the world! At, we welcome everyone from sailing professionals to complete novices and will help you at every step of theway 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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TITANIA – Perfect for your Luxury Yacht Charter Vacation

One of our favourite yachts for charter is TITANIA, a 72m Lurssen. We just have to take this chance to share her with you! If you want some fun in the Mediterranean this summer, while cruising the French Riviera, or you’re looking for the ultimate winter getaway in the Seychelles to escape the cold, TITANIA is your boat. Perfect for you, your friends, and your family.

Starting at 550,000 € per week, TITANIA is the perfect choice for an unforgettable charter. She can accommodate up to 12 guests in 2 master staterooms and 5 guest cabins. Decorated with a classic style, she is beautifully furnished and comfortable. There is plenty to keep you entertained on TITANIA and her crew of 20 will make sure you are well looked after the moment you step on board. Whether you want a trip to the spa for a massage, a visit to the beach club and sauna or a workout in the gym with your very own fitness instructor, you may struggle to decide which you want first!

With a large jacuzzi on the upper deck, cool off and relax with a cocktail in your hand, served from the jacuzzi-side bar.

However, if you’re more interested in making a splash, TITANIA has a fantastic range of water toys, including jet skis, kayaks and an inflatable water park (complete with floating trampoline!). Once you’ve run out of energy, dry off in the sun on the extremely spacious decks, there is more than enough room for sunbathing, and also give you the chance to indulge in a spot of alfresco dining.

Are you interested in chartering a luxury yacht for yourself? At, 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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Chartering a Luxury Yacht in the Seychelles, Indian Ocean

The Seychelles is widely known as one of the world’s most picturesque and delightful destinations. The islands are collectively an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, consisting of around 115 islands, most of which are only temporarily inhabited, if at all. The archipelago is made up of two groups of islands, simply named the Inner Islands, and the Outer Islands. The Inner Islands are home to the Seychelles two largest islands, Mahé, which extends 27 km (17 mi) North to South and 11 km (7 mi) East to West, and Praslin. Between these two islands, a shuttle service is offered both by air and on the water.

Spread across 174 square miles is a population of 84,000 (2009 estimate), which makes the Seychelles the 60th most densely populated country in the world. People like to travel to the Seychelles all year round due to it’s constant sun and humidity, but rainfall plays a large factor. The months of December, January and February (to an extent), bring the most rain, where June, July and August are the most dry.

The inner islands offer safe and easy moorings with easy sailing distances. Mahé itself has 44 miles of coastline and over 65 beaches and coves for those wanting to escape the crowds. Our recommendations for scenic locations would include Baie Ternay, Beau Vallon, Anse Soleil and Anse Royale. If secrecy is the name of the game for your charter, you’ll definitely want to head to Anse Jasmin, Anse Du Riz and Petit Anse. From the main island of Mahé, be sure to sail by the twin islands of Cousin and Cousine before continuing to Praslin, which has 18 miles of coastline and plenty of gorgeous hideaways of it’s own.

The outer islands are both less developed and more remote, but hold no less beauty. These islands are more recommended for the experienced sailors and for crew, as the journeys between these islands require an extra amount of effort. The nearest group of Outer Islands to the Inner Islands are the Amirantes, 130 miles southwest of Mahé. The Outer Islands are made up of 5 groups of low-lying coral islands and reefs, which explains it’s difficulty for many a sailor.

Chartering a yacht in the Seychelles is a sure way to relax and take time out of your every day life. We highly recommend the yacht CAPRI, a fantastic 58.5m Lurssen. She is extremely spacious and offers both 6 fantastic cabins for 12 guests, and ample deck space for those guests to enjoy the tranquility of the Seychelles on board a stunning yacht. She is fully fitted with all of the latest equipment, and has her own gym on board. Plenty of water-toys make for a fantastic charter, with wave runners, snorkelling equipment, wake boarding and much more on offer. She has an excellent crew who will be there to meet your every need, making sure that every moment on board is just as (if not more) memorable than the last. CAPRI is available this winter in the Indian Ocean for charter.

If you would like to charter CAPRI for a charter this Winter Period, email us at [email protected]. For more information on chartering a yacht in the Seychelles with the leading online yacht charter broker, please see here.