Yacht Charter Focus: Escape to the Med on Moonlight II

Yacht Charter Focus: Escape to the Med on Moonlight II

The 91.40-metre (299’10”ft) superyacht Moonlight II entered the water in 2005 and has maintained her position as one of the most spectacular superyachts on the charter market thanks to a refit in 2015. Available in the East and West Mediterranean, we take a look at what makes Moonlight II an escapist's dream.

One of the largest yachts available for charter in the world, Alpha Marine's Moonlight II is perfectly positioned to take groups, families and friends across the ocean in a blend of style, comfort and excitement.

When on board a 91-metre yacht, the only problem is deciding what to do, and where to be seen. For those who worship the sun, each exterior deck is huge, and filled with sunpads, pools and jacuzzis to watch the sun go down over hte Cote d'Azur; or, alternatively, take to the expansive beach club to enjoy a swim in the idyllic waters of Greece.

The ample tender garage allows guests on board to test the mettle of the jetskis, seabobs and diving equipment before dining on board with friends and moving up the coast to a find the perfect anchorage point.

With the entire Mediterranean at your disposal, plot your course, choose your destinations and while away the hours inside, where an entirely different level of opportunity awaits.

With a fully-fledged spa and sauna, gym and wellness centre as well as a cinema for peaceful days at sea, the interiors of Moonlight II offer everything a discerning charter guest may need.

Able to accommodate up 36 guests throughout a sophisticated Lally Poulias-designed interior, guests can dine en mass or break away from the world with their family. To find out more about chartering superyacht Moonlight II, click here.

Yacht Charter Focus: Escape to the Med on Moonlight II
Yacht Charter Focus: Escape to the Med on Moonlight II
Yacht Charter Focus: Escape to the Med on Moonlight II
Yacht Charter Focus: Escape to the Med on Moonlight II
Yacht Charter Focus: Escape to the Med on Moonlight II
Yacht Charter Focus: Escape to the Med on Moonlight II
Yacht Charter Focus: Escape to the Med on Moonlight II
Yacht Charter Focus: Escape to the Med on Moonlight II
Yacht Charter Focus: Escape to the Med on Moonlight II
Yacht Charter Focus: Escape to the Med on Moonlight II
Yacht Charter Focus: Escape to the Med on Moonlight II

Palm Beach 2017: The Unbridled Lifestyle of Skyfall

Palm Beach 2017: The Unbridled Lifestyle of Skyfall

Set to take the Palm Beach Boat Show by storm is the Trinity-built superyacht Skyfall, a luxury yacht ideal for relaxed Bahamian cruising or entertaining off the coast of Miami. We take a closer look at what makes this 57-metre (190') icon a must-see at this week’s U.S. superyacht showcase.

On the market for both sale and charter, Skyfall’s shallow draft, expansive deck space, speed and comfort make her an unmissable option for either vacation or purchase. American-built in 2010, this immaculate yacht was completely updated during a refit in 2015 and now stands as one of the best in the American superyacht brokerage fleet.

Those on board can take an elevator through the decks to visit any of the expansive deck spaces to enjoy relaxation on the sundeck, take advantage of the plunge pool and jacuzzi or enjoy a cocktail served by the five-star service crew.

For those who enjoy the water, the tender garage is packed to the rafters with toys and tenders to make the most of any anchor point, or simply watch the world turn from the beach club as the water laps at your feet. There’s even room for the biggest toy of them all, a helicopter deck suitable for an EC130 helicopter.

During the refit, living spaces on board were completely updated with her interior brought forward to exacting modern standards and the appointment of a seventh stateroom, bringing her accommodation up to 17 guests. Her master suite is particularly noteworthy, with a split-level master suite with his and her bathrooms, office and 280 degree views.

Visit Skyfall at the Palm Beach Boat Show this week and find out the unbridled lifestyle for yourself, but for those who aren’t heading to the docks tomorrow, we look forward to bringing you updates from on board yachts across the show.

Palm Beach 2017: The Unbridled Lifestyle of Skyfall
Palm Beach 2017: The Unbridled Lifestyle of Skyfall
The 57-metre superyacht Skyfall (photos courtesy of IYC)
Palm Beach 2017: The Unbridled Lifestyle of Skyfall
Palm Beach 2017: The Unbridled Lifestyle of Skyfall
Palm Beach 2017: The Unbridled Lifestyle of Skyfall
Palm Beach 2017: The Unbridled Lifestyle of Skyfall
Palm Beach 2017: The Unbridled Lifestyle of Skyfall
Palm Beach 2017: The Unbridled Lifestyle of Skyfall

The Largest Superyachts at the Palm Beach Boat Show

The Largest Superyachts at the Palm Beach Boat Show

After the acquisition of the Palm Beach Boat Show by Informa earlier this month, all eyes are on America’s next big superyacht showcase. With some of the latest and greatest yachts heading to Palm Beach this week, we take a look at the largest superyachts set to arrive at the dock from March 23 - 26.

Solandge
Built and delivered by Lurssen in 2013, the 85.10-metre motor yacht Solandge has been one of the stand-out superyacht launches of recent years. Drawing on the extensive design expertise of Espen Oeino, Lurssen introduced a timeless exterior profile to the water, while the interior is the work of Aileen Rodriguez and Dölker & Voges.

On display with Moran Yacht & Ship, her most striking feature is a 16 metre sculpture spanning the yacht’s entire height from the tank deck up to the bridge deck, or the simple draw that this yacht is built for charter, with DJ booths, dance floors and private cinemas.

Martha Ann
Measuring 70.11 metres, Martha Ann is heading to Palm Beach with IYC, and is set to impress both potential buyers and charter guests with another Espen Oeino exterior and Lürssen Yachts construction dual collaboration. The timeless style, deep blue hull and an understated, contemporary superstructure are a must-see for those in search of the true meaning of space.

Natita
Previously named Dilbar, the Oceanco and Kusch Yachts-built superyacht Natita was launched in 2005 and features a beautiful curving profile, with ample size and style. With a varied interior concept brought to life by Alberto Pinto, this 66-metre (216 ft) has been immaculately maintained with a refit in 2009 and a dedicated crew, who will be showcasing her with pride at the Palm Beach Boat Show later this month.

Double Down
Built by Codecasa in 2010, the sleek, simple and understated lines of Double Down perfectly match the clean, minimalist interiors by Della Role Design. This 65-metre (213 ft) superyacht will be on display at the Palm Beach Boat Show for sale and charter with TWW Yachts.

Skyfall
Delivered in 2010, the 57.90-metre Trinity-built superyacht Skyfall is a modern combination of the latest technology and classic yachting style. On display for charter and sale with TWW Yachts and HMY, the idyllic on-board experience is created through the sophisticated Patrick Knowles interior, open spaces both inside and out, ample accommodation for 17 and notable design features such as wine cellar and uninterrupted main deck.

Madsummer
Formerly known as Twizzle, the stylish Feadship superyacht Madsummer is on display at the Palm Beach Boat Show with Moran Yacht & Ship, offering guests on board minimalistic, luxury style inside and out by Redman Whiteley Dixon and space for 10 guests across 55.50-metres (182 ft).

Quinta Essentia
Admiral launched the Quinta Essentia superyacht earlier this year, and with it came a milestone unveiling for the Italian shipyard in terms of both design and evolution. With Vripack Naval Architecture, revolutionary Dobroserdov exterior styling and an subtle interior design, using beautiful placements colour, Quinta Essentia is a complete package.

Superyacht Solandge
Superyacht Martha Ann
Superyacht Natita
Superyacht Double Down
Superyacht Skyfall
Superyacht Quinta Essentia
Superyacht Madsummer

LuxuryDayCharters.com: Yacht Charter, By the Day

LuxuryDayCharters.com: Yacht Charter, By the Day

When the schedule is too full to warrant a week escape on board a yacht, a solution can be found in the form of LuxuryDayCharters.com; an accessible way to live life on the water. We speak to founder Dhardra Blake at the Yachts Miami Beach exhibition to find out more about the history and the service of yachting your way.

“When I came to start this company, there were a lot of naysayers saying day charters were crazy and it would ruin the boat,” explains Dhardra Blake, Founder of LuxuryDayCharters.com. “But, I work with corporate clients, families and high-net-worths who can’t afford the time to charter a yacht for seven days or more.

It comes down to time and affordability, everybody is busy. If people get the opportunity to take the family out on the boat for a half day, a day or even a few days it feeds a market that didn’t necessarily exist before.”

The method of chartering a yacht for a day opened up an entirely new market of last minute, family and friend orientated escapes which are time, economically friendly and completely customisable.

“Everything is really customised,” continues Blake, “you can customise the time, you can customise the location, you can customise the food and beverages, guests can hire a chef for the day or they can cruise to a restaurant.”

The story of how LuxuryDayCharters.com came to be surrounds the demand for more accessible charter across South Florida, which led to a natural expansion across the Eastern Seaboard of America.

“I mainly started out here in South Florida because there is a demand, mainly Miami but partly Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach, the Keys and The Bahamas. About four years ago I expanded my business north to Newport, Rhode Island, basing there and servicing the new england market in the summer.”

With an inventory of Westport, Sunseeker, Azimut and Lazzara yachts available for charter for seven days or less, LuxuryDayCharters.com offers a glimpse into the charter lifestyle for those looking to sample the owner lifestyle and cruise the U.S. and The Bahamas in style.

LuxuryDayCharters.com: Yacht Charter, By the Day
LuxuryDayCharters.com: Yacht Charter, By the Day
Luxury Day Charters: Yacht Charter, One Day at a Time When the schedule too full to warrant a week escape on board a yacht, a solution can be found in the form of Luxury Day Charters; an accessible way to live life on the water. We speak to founder Dhardra Blake at the Yachts Miami Beach exhibition to find out more about the history and the service of yachting your way.