A Sneak Preview of the Newport Charter Yacht Show 2015

The Newport Charter Yacht Show is coming up soon, June 22-25, 2015, in Newport, Rhode Island and we are excited to see all wonderful yachts that are available for charter this summer in New England.  This is a great industry only show where we get a chance to see the yachts, meet the crews and see what they do while on charter so we can present them to our client with the utmost confidence.  We are looking forward to presenting our clients with the best crewed motor yacht charter for the summer!

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It’s Time for Posh Newport, Rhode Island – the Sailing Capital of the World!

If you are looking for a different and upscale experience, then a charter from Newport, Rhode Island, U.S., is the perfect choice for your next sailing adventure. Famous as a New England summer resort and home of the prominent Newport Mansions, it was also the site of some of the ‘Summer White Houses’ during the administrations of  Presidents Dwight D Eisenhower and John F Kennedy.

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Allison’s Favourites at the Palm Beach International Boat Show 2014

Yesterday saw the closing of the Palm Beach International Boat Show 2014, another great year according to our Charter Director Allison Cecilio in Fort Lauderdale. The show featured favourites winning over others with their fantastic crews and inventive chefs, along with some very welcome newcomers to the US charter market. As the show drew to a close Allison has reflected on her top recommendations for winter in Florida and the Bahamas, and summer sun in New England.

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Allison’s first favourite was a popular choice with all the brokers at the show. DA BUBBA is 100′ Hargrave yacht, with elegant and stylish interior combined with extensive water sports list to truly mix relaxation and thrill-seeking. Allison highly recommends this yacht already due to her sterling crew and the fact she’s still offering free delivery to a location of your choice in the Bahamas for Spring Break charters!

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Previous guests have left flawless reviews and commended their crew on their keen eye for safety and fun, perfect for family groups. An impressive buffet showcasing vegan options, including curried pumpkin bisque and vegetable spring rolls with ponzu dip, really highlighted the talent of the chef onboard for Allison.

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Allison’s next favourite was the much anticipated return of GRAVITAS. The 52 metre Feadship has undergone an extensive re-fit with her new owners and is in pristine “as-new” condition inside and out, whilst still offering the trusted quality of a classic Feadship build. The crew are already well-known and are led by the reputable force of Roy and Stephanie Hodges who have a rich and full charter history and exemplary feedback from guests throughout their career. GRAVITAS will spend April in the Bahamas before heading towards to New England for the summer holidays.

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To keep up with the latest industry news and reviews follow us on Twitter, and for more information on chartering throughout the US, Bahamas and Caribbean contact our expert broker team in Fort Lauderdale.

The Top 3 Locations To Celebrate The Fourth Of July On Board Your Luxury Yacht Charter

FIREWORKSFourth of July, or more commonly known as Independence Day, is a national holiday in the United States celebrating the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776, from the United Kingdom. It is a time for celebrating and across the United States families and friends come together to enjoy this momentous occasion. Fireworks, parades, barbeques, carnivals, concerts and speeches take place up and down the country and there is no better place to view these marvelous celebrations than on board a luxury yacht of your choice. Below, we shall list the top 3 places to watch the Fourth of July celebrations.

The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is one of the best spots to watch an Independence Day celebration in the country. The city of Boston is steeped in rich tradition since the Fourth of July celebrations originated here. The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular brings 200,000 spectators to the banks of the Charles River for an array of excellent musical acts and artistic performances. The annual free outdoor event will begin at 6pm, with the firework spectacle ending at 10pm.

SINCERITYCharter SINCERITY, a custom 95 crewed sailing yacht accommodating up to 4 guests in 2 cabins. Witness the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on board this luxury sailing yacht this July.

The Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Display is a spectacular occasion, full of glitz and glamor. Every year guests are treated to performances from world class acts and solo singers, not to mention the famous firework display that lights up the Hudson River in New York. This year sees the likes of Usher, Mariah Carey, Tim Mcgraw and TV presenter Nick Cannon showcasing their talents to the masses. More than 40,000 fireworks will light up the sky, synchronized to a hand picked score.

Charter JUSTINE, a Guy Couach 97 crewed charter yacht JUSTINEaccommodating up to 8 guests in 5 cabins. JUSTINE is a professionally crewed luxury charter yacht that serves elite corporate groups and luxury lifestyle enthusiasts. It is ideal for charters around New York City and along the Hudson River.

Experience a vibrant and flamboyant Fourth of July celebration from on board your luxury yacht along Miami Beach. 'Fire on the Fourth' celebrates Independence Day in tremendous fashion, with live performances from Fred Thomas, South Florida Symphony Orchestra Quartet and DJ Maximus3000. The firework display commences at 9pm and lasts for a whole hour.

TIGERS_EYECharter TIGERS EYE, a luxury yacht that is supremely elegant and warmly welcoming. Sophisticated decor, sumptuous cuisine and an expert crew provide a superb chartering experience. Marvel at the fourth of July celebrations from on board this luxury yacht.

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.

Southern New England Recommended Destinations and Luxury Yacht Itinerary

New England Yacht Charter DestinationsEach year New England attracts visitors from around the world who delight in this distinctly American region that is rich in history, culture, and natural beauty. Whether your adventure takes you to a serene seaside-fishing village, a trendy marina crowded with celebrities, or bustling Boston Harbor, a Boatbookings charter yacht is the ultimate way to explore!

Begin your journey in charming Newport, Rhode Island, famous for its magnificent mansions and gardens built by the industrial barons of America’s Gilded Age. Wind your way through the tightly packed, Colonial-period houses, shops and restaurants of the downtown district. Enjoy an evening cocktail at one of the many waterfront establishments. Newport was host to the America’s Cup, the world’s premiere yacht regatta from 1930 to 1983, the fateful year in which the Australians wrestled the Cup from the New York Yacht Club. Yachting continues to play a significant role, check for numerous exciting events scheduled throughout the summer months.

Just 23 miles off the Rhode Island coast lies your next stop, Block Island, endowed with a pervasive timeless magic that residents conscientiously preserve. The Block Island Nature Conservancy operates a large trail system on the island, offering walking and hiking paths through various types of terrain. The Lewis-Dickens Farm, now a refuge operated by the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, is a photographer’s delight.

From Block Island, cruise to the historic whaling island of Nantucket, whose main streets are shaded by towering elms and lined with gracious Federal, Greek Revival and Victorian buildings. Don your ascot and head ashore, this destination is flavored with old world elegance. From galleries to handicrafts, local watering holes to haute cuisine, Nantucket is an adventure in shopping and dining. Stroll through residential neighborhoods with 18th and 19th century houses that range from aristocratic mansions to shingled fishermen’s family bungalows. The Nantucket Historical Association offers a historical-architectural walking tour through the best of Nantucket’s art and architecture.

Gay Head, Martha's VineyardMartha’s Vineyard is your next destination. Named for a European sailor’s daughter, Martha, who found wild grapes growing here, the island has become an established haven for artists, poets, singers and celebrities attracted by the easy-going lifestyle. Like Nantucket, maritime history plays an important role here, as does its history as a summer resort. In the late 1800s, Martha’s Vineyard became the popular location for Christian camp meetings. These summer visitors initiated the trend of numerous US presidents and celebrities from the worlds of entertainment, sports and finance, that today own summer homes in Martha’s Vineyard, many of which have been handed down from generation to generation. The three principal towns of the island are Edgartown, noted for graceful 18th- and 19th-century ship captains’ and merchants’ houses; Oak Bluffs, with charming Victorian gingerbread architecture; and Vineyard Haven, the commercial and light-industrial settlement.

Cruise into Boston Harbor for a spectacular view of the glittering city synonymous with colonial history, fine arts, and urban attractions. The city is home to the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops, which perform at Symphony Hall, famous for its magnificent acoustics. Art lovers can enjoy collections at the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and the Institute of Contemporary Art. Revolutionary history is noted through numerous city landmarks on the Freedom Trail that begins at the greensward of the Boston Commons and passes 16 sites of historic importance in downtown Boston and Charlestown, including the State House, the Granary Burying Ground, Old South Meeting House, Fanueil Hall, and the ship USS Constitution. The Boston Public Garden and Boston Common are part of a series of city parks created from 1878 to 1896 by Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr. that extend five miles from the Charles River to Dorchester and comprise more than 1,000 acres of green space. It is little wonder that Boston has been nicknamed America’s Walking City.

Depart the urban bustle for the serenity of Cape Cod, the most famous beach region in New England with 560 miles of unspoiled coastline. Spectacular wide dune fields, sandy bluffs and lush forests form the edges of Cape Cod that open to picturesque harbors and quaint villages. Drop anchor in Provincetown and absorb the unique charm and elegance of this vacation paradise.

Boatbookings has carefully devised this new luxury itinerary for the sophisticated traveler that wants to embark on a journey of mind, spirit and soul. See more pictures and further descriptions in our New England Luxury Yacht Charter Itinerary. The shores of New England await you.