The French Riviera is renowned around the world as the ultimate destination for a crewed yacht charter vacation. Stretching from Monaco all the way down to Iles d’Hyeres, this fabulous location is considered to be one of the best in the world for glamorous, high profile mega yacht charter holidays. Here are ten reasons why you should explore the French Riviera onboard a luxurious superyacht:
1. Want to mix with the rich and famous on your French Riviera superyacht charter, then sail to Billionaires Row in, the Monaco, Cannes or Antibes Harbours. Fantastic superyachts line up to show off their expansive deck spaces, luxurious amenities and onboard celebrities. Known as a playground for the superyacht charter jet set, these yachting locations are definitely the place to be seen.
2. During a superyacht charter vacation, don’t miss out on Les Voiles de St. Tropez yacht racing extravaganza. Enjoy this spectacular event from onboard your luxury yacht charter vessel. It’s one of the world’s most famous regattas with both modern and classic sailing yachts trying to compete against one another.
via Top 10 Reasons to Charter a Luxury Superyacht In the French Riviera — Luxury Yacht Charter & Superyacht News.
Beyonce and Jay-Z: The hip-hop power couple regularly charter megayachts worldwide. One of their sightings was aboard the 180-foot Benetti Altitude, a 12-guest yacht that boasts a helipad, on-deck hot tub, gymnasium and at-anchor stabilizers. The lowest weekly base rate is $225,000.
via 8 Top Celebrity Charter Yachts | Yachting Magazine.
…now is the time to think of upcoming plans and travel arrangements for the year—whether you plan to travel abroad, spend time relaxing on the beach, or even set sail on the yacht of your dreams. A yacht is an extraordinary purchase, and owning a yacht can improve the overall vacation experience; serve as a personal oasis on the high seas; fulfill a life-long goal; or enhance an appetite for travel.
Investing in a yacht can be within reach if the buyer has a plan and the right team. Having a trusted advisor can smooth a complicated process requiring expertise in both the acquisition and financing. First-time yacht owners should take extra care when purchasing a vessel or having one built. Having an experienced guide to help navigate finances can make all the difference. Working with a firm, like U.S. Trust, can help determine if the time is right and make the process smoother, giving the buyer, seller and builder one point of contact. An advisor can help ensure that the buyers’ objectives are met with a credit solution aligned to ownership structures and cash flow.
via Investing in Your Vacation With a Yacht – prime-living.com.
Come to historic Crisfield, Maryland (The Crab Capital of the World) for The Seafood Party of the Summer. Feast with us on all-you-can-eat Maryland Blue crabs, steamed clams or shrimp, corn, Adams™ bbq ribs, and more. Then embark on a 3-hour cruise on the Chesapeake Bay with drinks and dancing. And cap the night off at the Tiki Bar afterparty back on land with live entertainment and a cash bar.
via Crab & Cruise | CrabPlace.com.
Who says sailing has to be stuffy? David Amsden joins the Sailing Collective, a Brooklyn-based outfitter fueled by youthful bonhomie.
A band of upstart sea captains are overturning old ideas about sailing with unfussy trips for busy young urbanites. David Amsden climbs aboard, becomes fast friends with a group of strangers, and learns to go where the wind takes him.
“Welcome to a new world.”
This was our captain, Dayyan Armstrong, speaking as he gestured to the 54-foot sailboat on which I, along with seven others, would be touring the British Virgin Islands for the next five days. We were at the Mariner Inn and Marina, in Road Town, the closest thing the island of Tortola has to a city, gathered on the vessel’s whitewashed deck for a pre-departure tutorial.
As the founder of the Sailing Collective—a seafaring travel outfitter composed of ten young captains based primarily in Brooklyn—Armstrong, a stocky and affable 29-year-old, delivers this same address to an increasing number of travelers several times a year on trips throughout the world.
via The Cruiseline That Started on Instagram – Condé Nast Traveler
The Italian Sea Group had a busy year in 2014, launching six yachts in the span of less than four months, including the 115-foot Foam, the 148-foot Flying Dragon, and the 154-foot Entourage. But the company shows no signs of slowing down, using the occasion of the Monaco Yacht Show to reveal its new yacht concept, the Admiral X Force 145.
via The Italian Sea Group Reveals the Admiral X Force 145 Yacht | Boating & Yachting | Robb Report – The Global Luxury Source.
Graham Hawkes has been stalked by a great white shark 100 miles off the coast of Mexico and felt no fear. He has laughed giddily while submerged upside down 300 feet below the surface of Monterey Bay. From the inky-blue depths of Lake Tahoe he has sped toward the clouds in the sky above to feel the thrill of a breach. All of these experiences were enabled by the Super Falcon, the winged submersible that the British-born U.S. engineer launched in 2009 after decades of designing and building the craft to, as he describes it, fly underwater.
Hawkes’s company, DeepFlight, has built three examples of the $1.7 million, 22-foot-long Super Falcon. One belongs to the technology-industry venture capitalist Tom Perkins, and Hawkes sold the example that he used as a showroom model to a Turkish yacht owner. The third Super Falcon was delivered last June to Laucala, a private-island resort in Fiji that was named to the Robb Report 100, our list of the world’s top 100 resorts. Guests of Laucala now have access to the vessel and the unique experiences that Hawkes designed it to deliver.
via Laucala Super Falcon submersible Fiji | The View from Below | Paid Issue | Robb Report – The Global Luxury Source.
Broker Iain Lawrie at Bradford Marine Yacht Sales has just listed the 103-foot Cheoy Lee Bluewater Cat at an asking price of $6.19 million.
via Amazing Yachts For Sale | Yachting Magazine.
JFA Yachts in France, working in conjunction with Peugeot Design Lab, has released early renderings of a 115-foot powercatamaran concept design.
Their idea is to achieve new design trends not only in the marine marketplace but in general design overall, while continuing to help boaters enjoy the traditional benefits of catamarans, such as large guest spaces, a high level of stability, low draft and fuel-efficient cruising.
via A Primo Powercat | Yachting Magazine.
Edmiston and Company says the 257-foot Lürssen TV will be available for charter this summer in Norway.
At a lowest weekly base rate of €850,000 (a little more than $1 million), TV is likely to be the most-expensive charter yacht operating in Scandinavia this summer. She accommodates 12 guests in their choice of 10 staterooms, including an owner’s deck with panoramic views over the bow. Five of the VIP suites, each with king-size beds, are on the main deck with no need for guests to go downstairs to access their cabins.
TV has features including a 16-person hot tub and contraflow pool on the sundeck; a health spa with a gymnasium, beauty salon, sauna and massage room; and a main-deck cinema that converts into a children’s playroom.
via Superyacht Luxury in the Fjords | Yachting Magazine.