Top 100 Sailing Yacht Aquijo Joins Y.CO Charter Fleet
Launched by Oceanco and Vitters this year, the 86 metre sailing yacht Aquijo has now joined the Y.CO charter fleet, ready to traverse the Mediterranean this Summer.
Aquijo was formed from experience, with the expert construction methods of Oceanco, the sailing heritage of Vitters and the passion of a knowledgeable owner at her core. The volume of Aquijo is unparalleled, and her three deck layout offers spacious accommodation for 12 guests in 7 cabins.
This striking yacht features enviable amenities normally seen on motor yachts and exhilarating sailing on demand. Aquijo’s distinctive, contemporary Dölker and Voges interiors utilises textured woods, leathers, stainless steel trim and bold splashes of colour. Aquijo also houses an acclaimed art collection.
The yacht itself boasts a vast aft deck with a selection of seating areas, dining for up to 24 guests, a BBQ area and an indoor/outdoor bar with a retractable television and multi-coloured lighting options. Staircases connect the main deck aft to the swim platform on the deck below giving guests direct access to the sea. She also offers dining for up to 24 guests in her main salon and additional al fresco dining aft of the master suite.
Her extensive beach club area, a stand-out space rarely found on sailing yachts, is one of the most impressive in yachting, offering a spa area with steam room and sauna and a large hot tub with views out over the water.
Aquijo is available for charter in the Mediterranean this summer from €400,000 per week. Contact Y.CO here.
Chartering Superyacht IDOL in the West Mediterranean
As the Monaco Grand Prix fires the starting pistol on Summer, we sharpen our focus on the 2016 charter market by taking a closer look at the 58.8m superyacht IDOL.
Available in the West Mediterranean, IDOL was built by Austal Yachts in 2007 and provides every element required for the unbridled charter experience.
Drawn by Sam Sorgiovanni, this immediately distinctive superyacht is comfortable, fast and features enviable exterior spaces made for charter vacations. On top, IDOL offers a huge sun deck with room for a full bar, extensive dining in the sun or under shaded canvases, Jacuzzi, Basketball, gym, Table Football and sun pads.
To further the fun, IDOL features a whole range of toys such as canoes, jetskis, a transit tender and an inflatable banana boat for a high-octane challenge with the family.
Moving inside, her spacious interior - also by Sorgiovanni - keeps the focus on the experience of being on board by keeping it light and simple. While contemporary in style, each space is understated in design and achieves a level of comfort which enhances any charter vacation.
Her style moves through to the accommodation, keeping a consistent tone across seven luxury staterooms that can sleep a total of twelve guests.
IDOL’s crew, much like her central agents at Hill Robinson, are seasoned veterans and compliment the opportunities of the yacht itself in creating idyllic charter experiences. Find out more about chartering IDOL by clicking here.
Denison have announced the recent sale of the award-winning 28.8m (95') sailing catamaran Cartouche. Combined with a beam of over 12.19m (40'), this is one of, if not the, largest catamaran ever sold in North America.
Built by Blue Coast Yachts in 2010, Cartouche is widely considered one of the most technologically-advanced catamarans ever-built.
The vessel has gained a strong reputation for her ease of handling and fast cruising with a minimal need for crew.
Her sporty appeal and comfort at sea are billed as providing an idyllic means of enjoying the thrills of luxury sailing with all the high-end amenities of an exceptional cruising vessel.
She is also the biggest luxury sail catamaran to be equipped with a fully automatic furling boom allowing safe and easy sail reduction.
The Seller was represented by Catherine Relandeau (Cath Yachts) and Jean-Marie Cabri (Denison Yacht Sales) represented the Buyer.
Reach Uncharted Territories on Superyacht Cloudbreak
After recently announcing their appointment as worldwide central agent for charter, SuperYachtsMonaco is now offering the unique experience of adventure on board the brand-new 72.50 metre explorer superyacht Cloudbreak.
Launched from the Abeking & Rasmussen facilities this year, this is one of the latest additions to the global charter fleet and a superyacht which stands out on a number of levels. Cloudbreak has exploration in her DNA, and fits beautifully into the most exotic and exciting destinations in the world.
Her Espen Oeino design is modern, rugged and compliments her nature, while her Christine Liaigre interiors offer understated relaxation in clean and modern surroundings. This is a yacht named after a Fijian surf mecca, hinting at the adventure behind the build.
This superyacht is loaded with every imaginable tender and toy to ensure guests experience exotic locations to the full. Cloudbreak is undoubtedly one of the best equipped and most luxurious expedition yacht ever launched.
On her maiden round-the-world voyage guests can charter her in one of the many thrilling and exotic locations that she will visit. Heli-ski on virgin slopes, surf undiscovered breaks, dive some of the world's best dive locations or simply relax and let the professional, multi-skilled crew take care of you in absolute luxury in any of these remote, exotic locations.
Cloudbreak will be available through SuperYachtsMonaco from September 1st across British Columbia, before heading to the shipyard in October to prepare for her November in the Caribbean and Central America. Find out more by clicking here.
The 47 metre Sirocco is currently offering charter guests an effortless lifestyle on the waters of the Mediterranean and Caribbean this year with Titan Broker. We take a look at what life on board Sirocco has to offer.
Heesen Yachts is a pure pedigree brand, who know how to create a yacht with style, purpose and comfort. Launched in 2006, Sirocco is a testament to the Dutch builders timeless appeal.
View from the Shore Named after a strong, penetrating south wind which blows from the Sahara Desert, Sirocco is one of the finest yachts in the Heesen fleet.
Sirocco's stylish exterior - designed by the in-house Heesen design studio - could turn heads in any Mediterranean port or cruising the crystalline water of the Caribbean in complete comfort. The sleek profile hints at both her performance capabilities and the absolute luxury within.
Life on Board Inspired by the African continent, the lavish and spacious interior - designed by Omega Architects - offers features from the region such as Makassar wood, leather, natural stone and wooden floors, creating a stylish and contemporary feel.
Her impressive and versatile layout, offers accommodation for 12 guests, comprising of 6 staterooms, including a full beam master suite, a VIP stateroom, two double cabins and two twin cabins.
Sirocco is designed with entertaining in mind, she has beautiful finishing’s and an abundance of seating areas for both sun worshippers or those in search of gourmet dining.
The dining area itself is situated next to the main deck saloon and seats 12 guests; perfect for family gatherings or corporate entertainment.
With performance capabilities of reaching a maximum speed of 26 knots, with a comfortable cruising speed of 22 knots, this yacht can adhere to your destination requests thanks to the 2100 nautical mile range.
The Charter Experience The experienced crew in charge offer an exclusive choice of itineraries, located in some of the world’s most breathtaking destinations. Each member of the crew is well versed in global luxury destinations and VIP treatment thanks to an extensive history of making charter memories for those stepping on board Sirocco.
For guests that are interested in water sports or travelling ashore in style, Sirocco has a large range of facilities. She has two tenders - one Castoldi 6.2 meter, one 5.5 meter Nouvuranin - as well as an MCA approved Zodiac rescue boat.
The vessel is also equipped with a collection of toys, one Bombardier Seadoo Wave Runner, one Yamaha Jet Ski, water skis, wakeboard and snorkeling gear. For diving enthusiasts there is a Bauer dive compressor and scuba equipment.
Sirocco is available for charter this summer on the French Rivera, and in the winter of 2016/2017 in the Caribbean. Click here to find out more.
Bespoke Charter for UEFA 2016 on Superyacht St David
With the UEFA Euro 2016 Championships taking place in June, we speak to Captain Jean-Marc Bitouzet of the 60 metre superyacht St David to find out how charter guests can get up close and personal with the 24-team tournament through West Nautical.
Chartering a superyacht offers those on board the chance to experience the world in a completely new way. Chartering a superyacht that follows the match fixtures of the UEFA Euro 16 tournament, all while discovering the crystal waters and historic ports of the French coast is another thing entirely.
“The itinerary is based around the team that the clients want to see,” explains Captain Bitouzet. “So we can adapt the journey […] If they come with their family, while they’re away watching the football, I can take the others out for the day so they can enjoy the sea.”
This tailored approach to the UEFA 16 is managed by West Nautical, who works with the Captain to provide the very best in terms of itinerary, stylish travel and VIP treatment.
“We can look at what games there will be around the coast, and the easiest airport to fly to the next game if they have to leave the boat for the evening. We will take care of the transport, from the boat to the stadium, including the access and VIP lounge and make sure they get to their flight for the next match and hotel before coming back to the boat.”
We were given a sneak peek into what the first week itinerary may look like for guests in search of escape this summer, with customisation available for those dedicated to following one team or particular games across France.
Itinerary Preview: One Week of UEFA Arriving at Nice airport, guests are whisked to San Remo to join the yacht by limousine. Stepping on board, refreshments are provided before heading to the stunning cove of Villefranche over lunch for sunbathing, watersports and a swim in the crystal waters of the Cote d’Azur.
On day two, wake up with the yacht already underway, enjoy a glass of champagne as the sun peeks over the hills and enjoy the water before entering the historic port of Marseille in the afternoon. Head out to dinner or enjoy your own private table on board St David with the port surrounding you.
Day three is all about getting carried away, as the England v Russia fixture is the final destination of a full and exciting day ahead. Take breakfast on board and head into the historic city for a spot of shopping and lunch in the sun. Head back to St David in your own time and begin preparing for an early dinner, before the arrival of the limo to take you to the Stade de Velodrome.
Settle into the VIP area and prepare yourself for a game to start a long and memorable month of football. This is the best seat in the house, and waiting for you after the match is the best after-party available as the limo takes you back to St David for a cocktail and a chance to take in the night on board.
After celebrating the first game, guests set sail to Porquerolles past the stunning coastline of Cassis and Bandol. Porquerolles is an island untouched by cars and allows guests to take in the pristine beauty from the quiet shores and bizarre rock formations or from the turquoise waters. The St David crew will prepare a BBQ on the beach as you sun yourself and prepare yourself a full day, and a fuller week.
With the fresh sea air of Porquerolles still surrounding St David, guests can savour the experience by taking another dip in the turquoise waters after breakfast and relax for the day before heading out to St Tropez for dinner and a taste of the region’s famous nightlife.
Another day of relaxation takes you to the exclusive beaches of St Tropez for swimming and snorkelling while the chef prepares a delicious lunch on board. Guests can tender back to St Tropez after lunch to experience the historic village before setting sail for Cannes and game number two.
Private transfers will take you to Nice Airport to arrive in Lille in style to watch the next match, while those back in Cannes can enjoy the sophisticated surrounding of Cannes.
This is just a preview of what’s available, with Captain Bitouzet running a tailored service with West Nautical to provide guests with the finest bespoke experience available across June 10 - July 10, no matter what your team may be. Find out more here.
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