In case anyone wondered, the definition of ‘SuperYacht’ is a yacht that is 75 feet or longer. As Winter approaches, thoughts turn to holiday breaks in the Bahamas or Caribbean. More specifically, yachting vacations on an azure sea onboard a luxury yacht.
Check out the little boats at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show which runs from 31st October to 4th November 2018. You can charter your superyacht from Northrop & Johnson, which is the largest yacht broker in North America. Bring money….
I picked out a couple of my favourites for a closer look. The first is a golden oldie from 1990 that was refurbished in 2017.
Length: 145’ (44.2m);
Builder: Heesen; Launched 1990; Renovated 2017;
11 Guests; 5 Cabins; 1 Master, 3 Double, 1 Twin, 1 Pullman
Weekly Rate High: $165,000 / Low: $135,000;
Prices shown are starting rates and do not include expenses.
Cruising Locations: Bahamas, Caribbean;
Captain: Bill Sturgeon
On board, there are a numerous ways for you and your 10 best friends to spend your days. Enjoy the alfresco lifestyle on the oversized sunpads, soaking in the Jacuzzi and sipping a cocktail on the sundeck or enjoying a gourmet meal with an incredible vista.
This luxury yacht boasts a vast array of toys for fun on the water. She has a 39-foot (11.8m) Seabee tender for exploring, snorkeling and fishing as well as a waterslide, trampoline, flyboard, and SeaBobs.
Interior spaces were designed by the acclaimed designer, Tui Pranich. Elegant and chic with a bright ambiance, the interior on board At Last evokes a sense of relaxation.
Accommodating 11 charter guests, superyacht At Last has five large staterooms. Her full-beam master stateroom is exceptionally private and offers panoramic views from the king-size bed. The suite is complete with an en-suite bath with rain shower and Jacuzzi tub.
At Last’s additional guest accommodation make her ideal for charters with family or friends, featuring a king-bed stateroom, two queen staterooms and a twin-bed stateroom with a Pullman.
Tender: 39′ (11.8m) SeaVee 3 x 300 hp
4 x Yamaha GP 1800R WaveRunners
2-person sea kayak
2 x donuts
2 x SeaBobs
36′ (10.9m) Waterslide from sundeck to water level
Junior water ski set
Assorted fishing gear
Length: 205’ (62.5m);
Builder: Icon; Launched 2013;
12 Guests in 8 Cabins: 1 Master, 1 VIP, 4 Double and 2 Twin
Weekly Rate High: $505,000 / Low: $490,000 – 10 night minimum
Prices shown are starting rates and do not include expenses.
Cruising Locations: Bahamas, Caribbean
Captain: John Drugach
Featuring crisp, classic exterior lines by yacht designer Redman Whiteley Dixon, and an elegant interior style designed by Cristiano Gatto, Party Girl is one of the top charter yachts in her class. Ideally suited for chartering, Party Girl’s layout ensures privacy and comfort.
Twelve guests can enjoy a five-star holiday sprawled out in eight staterooms. She offers two owner suites or one large owner penthouse with spectacular 180-degree views and a private balcony. Two additional queen guest rooms are also located on the upper deck. The four additional staterooms are all situated on the lower deck. Two are doubles with queen-size beds and en-suite baths and two are twins, capable of conversion to doubles, with en-suite baths. All staterooms have been outfitted with the highest quality materials.
The interior of the yacht offers art deco vibes with Oriental touches in a contemporary style. The atmosphere is Zen-like, akin to a spa and ideally suited for relaxation.
They used indigenous woods, such as walnut Canaletto, ebony, rosewood, mahogany, leather and natural stone, including black meteorite marble, travertine, to create the magnificent spaces. One of the highlights is a 17-meter main salon.
On deck, this superyacht does not disappoint. Enjoy her gym located on her exceptionally large beach club. The main and bridge deck aft both feature alfresco dining and lounge areas.
The yacht also features a Jacuzzi, and an outdoor lounge area.
This ocean-going luxury charter yacht carries up to 18 professional crew. The five-star onboard chef is available to create one-of-a-kind dining experiences during your holiday.
37′ (11.3m) Intrepid (in the Bahamas/Caribbean)
25′ (7.5m) Dariel DT7.5 with stern-drive Yanmar diesel engine
21′ (6.4m) Novurania 650 Pro (can accommodate 12 guests + 2 crew)
15′ (4.5m) SOLAS Zodiac Ribo rescue boat with 40hp Yamaha engine
4 x Yamaha FB 1800A-P FX Cruiser waverunners
1 x Seabobs
8 x Stand-up ‘Coreban’ paddle boards
Waterslide from Upper Deck
Floating bars with canopy
Floating large raft
Inflatable towable toys:
Towable aqua glide
Towable 3 seat “warbird”
Towable aqua glide saucer
VIDEO Luxury SuperYacht Party Girl
Back in 2015, At Last was named the world’s top charter yacht by Boat International magazine. After last year’s refurbishment, she is even more sought after on the charter market.
Moving up a level in luxury and where size matters, the superyacht Party Girl breaks the 200-foot barrier. You and your 11 guests can literally “party at sea.”
Bring ‘loadsa cash’!
I’m intrigued why Party Girl is not available for charter to U.S. citizens or residents while in U.S. waters….
Author’s Biography: Melvyn Teillol-Foo (MTF)
Dr Melvyn Teillol-Foo is a contributor on AlphaLuxe web-zine.
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