Top Superyachts to Charter at The Monaco Grand Prix

Top Superyachts to Charter at The Monaco Grand Prix

Since 1929, the Circuit de Monaco has played home to one of the most prestigious races in the world. This year from the 25th to 28th of May the principality will come alive, as it does each year to welcome Formula 1 to the winding roads of Monte-Carlo.

The best way to watch: from Monaco's glamourous yacht-lined harbour on your very own charter... sure to provide the most extravagent weekend in one of the world's superyachting capitals.

Martha Ann
In a nod to Lurssen's timeless builds, all 70m of Martha Ann's iconic blue-hull ooze the kind of style and sophistication we've come to expect from a charter in Port Herclue. Mixing up classic carved woodwork with the most opulent and contemporary marble bathroom suites on the market, living abooad Martha Ann is the closest to regal living you'll get outside the palace. Available through IYC, spending the Grand Prix on board this superyacht makes for a more than exceptional experience. 

Majestic
Soft curves make Feadship's 61m, Majestic particularly distinctive from behind. Berthed in Monaco's port, she's sure to stand out from the crowd, with a skylounge, outdoor guest foyer and expansive sundeck spoiling the choice for where to watch the race fly by. By night, her interior transforms into an elegant entertaining space with ample space to host the most indulgent dinners. Majestic is available to charter with Burgess. 

Double Down
Fresh from a refit in 2016, 65m Double Down is an Italian masterpiece. Built by Codecasa in Viareggio, Italy, her European flair is the perfect match for Monaco's glamourous feel. With a highly-skilled crew able to accommodate 12 at sea and up to 80 guests quayside, TWW offer her for charter with the intention of providing the most memorable Grand Prix weekend and a stunning platform on which to endlessly entertain.

Apogee
Classic elegance with a hint of je ne sais quoi is how 62m Codescasa-built, Apogee maintains exlusivity with an inviting appeal. Her magnificent mahogony interior is complimented by sweeping spiral staircases that lead to 22ft bar modeled after Monaco's very own Cafe de Paris, providing more than ample (and well suited!) space to entertain once you pull yourself away from the action. Available with TWW.

Mon Plaisir
On the charter market with SuperYachtsMonaco is the 46m superyacht Mon Plaisir. From the top, down, her bridge deck sky lounge features a 65inch screen and karaoke machine to maximise time spent outdoors, whilst beneath, sterling silver, Elmo leather, Calacatta marble and walnut wood are the recipe for a Monaco charter with just the right amount of indulgence. Subtly showy with room for 10 guests, the plaisir (pleasure) on this Heesen-build could soon be all yours. 

Top Superyachts to Charter at The Monaco Grand Prix
Top Superyachts to Charter at The Monaco Grand Prix (Photo: Martha Ann)
Martha Ann
Martha Ann
Majestic
Majestic
Majestic
Double Down
Double Down
Double Down
Apogee
Apogee
Apogee
Mon Plaisir
Mon Plaisir
Martha Ann

Thinius Yachcharter hat Probleme

Es häufen sich die Gerüchte um die Insolvenz von Thinius Yachcharter. Der Inhaber der Thinius Andreas Kühn scheint mit allen Möglichkeiten die gebuchten Schiffe zur Verfügung zu stellen, leider gelingt es ihm nicht immer ein Ersatzboot zu organisieren.

Den Berichten von von nach, gibt es erste Strafanzeigen gegen die Firma, da bis kurz vor dem Törnantritt die bereits bezahlte Yachten für die Yachtcharter auf Mallorca nicht zur Verfügung gestellt werden konnten. Ersatzboote musste in voller Höhe nochmals gezahlt werden.

Die Yacht.de schreibt dazu auf deren Webseite, dass Daniel Barone von Barone Yachting dazu folgendes sagt: „Wir haben vier Buchungen bei Thinius auf Mallorca gehabt. Als die Törns der Kunden näher rückten, wunderten wir uns, dass keine weitere Informationen oder Unterlagen für die Kunden seitens der Charterbasis kamen. Auf Nachfrage stellte sich dann heraus, dass die Schiffe gar nicht mehr bei Thinius unter Vertrag waren, sondern von den Eignern in andere Firmen überführt worden waren. Die Geschäftsleitung hätte das Geld weiterleiten müssen, hat dies aber nicht getan.“ Es gelang dann, die Kunden auf andere Boote ohne Mehrkosten für diese umzubuchen, auf die Erstattung der geleisteten Anzahlungen wartet Barone bis heute.
Zwei weitere deutsche Agenturen berichten von ähnlichen Fällen, das Schema scheint immer dasselbe: Anzahlungen wurden geleistet, das Geld aber offenbar nicht weitergeleitet. Vier große deutsche Agenturen, die namentlich nicht genannt werden wollten, haben mittlerweile die Geschäfte mit Thinius eingestellt.
Laut dem Thinius-Geschäftsführer und Inhaber Andreas Kühn stellt sich die Sachlage anders dar:  „Es gab Unstimmigkeiten mit Eignern darüber, was in der Wartung der Schiffe charterbedingte Abnutzung ist und was Schäden, die durch Kunden verursacht werden. So etwas kommt immer wieder einmal vor, das gehört zum Geschäft.“
Von Unregelmäßigkeiten gegenüber Agenturen und Kunden könne keine Rede sein, es habe kurzzeitig Probleme mit einem defekten Schiff in Lemmer gegeben, die mittlerweile aber alle verrechnet worden seien. Gegenüber der YACHT erklärte er, das Schiff in Lemmer sei von den Vorkunden beschädigt worden.

Wir empfehlen daher dringend auf die Herausgabe von Sicherungsscheinen zu bestehen, so dass die Zahlungen für die Yachtcharter von einem neutralen Dritten wie Yachtpool, Pantheus oder EIS (European Insurance Services) abgesichert ist.

Denn ohne Sicherungsschein ist die Anzahlung im Falle einer Insolvenz des Anbieters oder auch der Agentur nicht rückversichert. Diese in dann im Normalfall verloren. Es gab in den letzten Jahren immer wieder Fälle, in denen genau das geschehen ist.  und ist dann in der Regel verloren, wie solche Fälle im Chartermarkt der letzten Jahre immer wieder belegt haben. Eigentlich auch nicht weiter erstaunlich, wenn man sich die Summen ansieht, mit denen zum Teil sehr kleine Agenturen hantieren und sei es Mismanagement, wirtschaftliche Einflüsse oder gar böswilliges Handeln – ein Sicherungsschein gilt immer noch als freiwillige Leistung der Charteragenturen und sollte von uns Kunden immer nachgefragt und eingefordert werden.

Quelle: yacht.de

Yachtcharter Sicherungsschein
Yachtcharter Sicherungsschein

Superyachts.com Launch ‘InDepth’ Magazine At MYS

Superyachts.com Launch ‘InDepth’ Magazine At MYS

The Superyachts.com Breaking News Centre is being graced by an extra special presence at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show: a brand new print magazine dedicated to the British Virgin Islands.

Created to promote the British Virgin Islands as a superyacht destination, the inaugural edition of InDepth takes readers on a captivating journey through the islands’ myriad attractions, both natural and man-made.

Heavenly resorts and private islands, as well as the numerous adventurous activities you can enjoy, are all featured, while there are also chapters dedicated to real estate and business opportunities in the BVI, focusing on the key institutions that form the islands’ corporate landscape.

Furthermore, catering specifically to yachting visitors the magazine also offers a comprehensive breakdown of each superyacht marina in the BVI, as well as bespoke itineraries and listings for yachts that can be chartered there.

All MYS visitors are welcome to come along to our Breaking News Centre and pick up a copy during the show, either to take away with you or to peruse in the comfort of our outdoor seating area (you can even enjoy refreshments served by our friendly team). We look forward to seeing you!

InDepth was produced and published by Superyachts.com. To read the full magazine online, go to bviindepth.com.

Superyachts.com Launch ‘InDepth’ Magazine At MYS
Superyachts.com launches inDepth
Superyachts.com Launch ‘InDepth’ Magazine At MYS
Superyachts.com Launch ‘InDepth’ Magazine At MYS

Solaris Arrives on the Charter Market with Imperial

Solaris Arrives on the Charter Market with Imperial

One of the finest examples of the award-winning 40M Princess Yachts range, Solaris has returned to Imperial Yachts, her new central agents on the charter market.

Elegant and timeless, Solaris is the epitome of what Princess Yachts set out to achieve with every build. The exceptional experience on board encapsulates the perfect family getaway, crafted by combining spacious exteriors and inviting custom interiors by Mark Berryman.

The intelligent layout of Solaris features notable accommodation elements such as double Master cabins, cinema, full-size gym and vast deck space, with ample room for up 12 guests to enjoy life on board.

The very experience of being on board is structured with the spacious layout, but brought to life with a vast selection of the latest water-toys, as well as fold-down balconies and reading corners for those in search of a slower pace.

Preparing for arrival at the Monaco Yacht Show with central agents for charter Imperial Yachts, Solaris is refined as she is elegant and a must-see at the superyacht showcase coming this month (28th-1st September).

The elegant Princess Yachts 40M

Superyacht Elixir Arrives on the Charter Market

Superyacht Elixir Arrives on the Charter Market

Elixir emerged from the AMELS yard in June this year, building on a proven platform to create an evolution in superyacht lifestyle. Now, after arriving in the Mediterranean, Elixir has broken on to the charter market with Y.CO to provide the very best experiences available on the water.

Y.CO has unveiled the exquisite lifestyle on board with a ream of stunning new photos. We take a look to get a better understanding of Elixir; a proven platform with undeniable appeal.

The exterior design by Tim Heywood is an immediately distinctive part of the AMELS 180 DNA, presenting guests tendering to the boat with the joy of flowing lines and distinctive style; with each of the myriad design elements reflecting the unbridled elegance within.

Her rich, contemporary interiors were drawn by Laura Sessa and can accommodate 12 guests in 5 beautifully styled staterooms. The proven platform of the AMELS 180 itself, ensures complete comfort underway and a generous layout for those on board; most notably of which is a generous owner’s area with fold down balcony and large steam shower in the ensuite.

The exterior areas are also remarkable, with one of the most spacious sun decks ever seen on a 55 metre yacht with Jacuzzi and backlit onyx bar. Elixir takes the dedicated charter edge one step further by offering a large beach club, sauna and dive equipment for underwater adventures across the world’s best locations.

The latest addition to the Y.CO Charter Fleet (photos courtesy of Y.CO)
Superyacht Elixir Arrives on the Charter Market
Superyacht Elixir Arrives on the Charter Market
Superyacht Elixir Arrives on the Charter Market
Superyacht Elixir Arrives on the Charter Market
Superyacht Elixir Arrives on the Charter Market
Superyacht Elixir Arrives on the Charter Market
Superyacht Elixir Arrives on the Charter Market
Superyacht Elixir Arrives on the Charter Market
Superyacht Elixir Arrives on the Charter Market
Superyacht Elixir Arrives on the Charter Market

Making a Break for British Columbia on Cloudbreak

Making a Break for British Columbia on Cloudbreak

September marks the start of an incredible charter journey on board Cloudbreak; offering modern day adventurers the chance to travel the world in style, hike the wilds of British Columbia and heli-ski the peaks, before cruising Central America and surfing just off idyllic Caribbean islands.

In May, SuperYachtsMonaco announced an exciting and upcoming navigation which explored nature, ocean and island alike. From September 1st, Cloudbreak will embark for British Columbia, before heading back to the shipyard over October, all in preparation for her November journey to the Caribbean and Central America.

Named after a Fijian surf Mecca, Cloudbreak is the perfect platform to any exploration thanks to an incredibly varied list of toys, including: Ski Boat; four different Jet Skis; four Kayaks; two Minicat Dinghies; four F5S SeaBobs; one Flyboard; ten Kite Surfing Kites; five Kite Surfing Boards; three Wind Surfing boards; wakeboards; surfboards; Paddleboards; Sea pool; inflatable towables; Mountain and Road bikes; Ski and Snowboard equipment; Golfing equipment and full diving gear.

Cloudbreak is the most luxurious and well equipped explorer yacht on the water. This 72.50 metre luxury expedition vessel, built by Abeking & Rasmussen in 2016, was drawn by superyacht designer Espen Oeino to compliment the adventures she was born to make.

Rugged, modern and ultra-stylish, Cloudbreak is a vision from the shore and provides an unparalleled lifestyle on deck. The open exterior spaces offer friends and family a space to kick-back and enjoy an alternative pace which can suit any number of guests, from all 12 to just one person seeking solace instead of adventure.

While the possibilities of stepping on to the tender, heading ashore and discovering new territories across the planned cruising grounds are endless, the home atmosphere on board is comfortable, simplistic and relaxed, with an expert Christian Liaigre taste to bring the whole surrounding together into a luxury residential feel.

Available for charter with SuperYachtsMonaco, you find out more about the cutting-edge lifestyle available across British Colombia, the Caribbean and Central America by clicking here.

Making a Break for British Columbia on Cloudbreak
The 72.50 metre superyacht Cloudbreak
Making a Break for British Columbia on Cloudbreak
Making a Break for British Columbia on Cloudbreak

The Yachts of the MYBA Pop-Up Show in Montenegro

The Yachts of the MYBA Pop-Up Show in Montenegro

The MYBA Pop-Up Superyacht Show in Montenegro is set to once again welcome brokers from across the world this September; offering access to stunning regional beauty and a fleet of yachts which illustrate the area's growing popularity. We take a closer look at the East Med sale & charter yachts open to view on the docks of Porto Montenegro next week.

With global brokerage brands (such as IYC, Y.CO, Burgess, Fraser Yachts, Camper & Nicholsons, Ocean Independence, Northrop & Johnson and Blue Water) bringing an estimated 92 brokers and rising, the yachting display of vessels already cruising the waters is already set to mark a significant second year.

Lord of the Seas
The 58 metre superyacht Lord of the Seas is a contemporarily styled charter yacht launched in 2012. Her large beam of 10 metres provides a huge amount of space on board while the ALFA Marine naval architecture provides complete comfort underway. The Altunbas-designed interior provides a sophisticated surrounding of rich woods and elegantly styled, Asian inspired furniture to complete the homely, peaceful and escapist atmosphere on board. Perfect for a relaxing voyage across the waters of Eastern Europe.

Seagull II
Seagull II is an idyllic reflection of elegance underway, with a classically styled exterior expertly brought up to the luxury standards of today. This 54 metre motor yacht was custom built in 1952 by the Croatian Uljanik Shipyard; however, in 2009 she was completely refitted by Waterline Ltd. and can now accommodate up to twelve guests in complete and distinguished luxury.

JoyMe
Phillip Zepter Yachts built the 49.91 metre JoyMe in 2011, an outstanding superyacht with a striking red and striped yellow hull, cutting-edge futuristic superstructure and graphics covering the lateral walkway. A matter of individual style on the outside, JoyMe is a revelation of on board living within. Large exterior areas provide the spaces for a yacht built to entertain larger numbers, while the interior continues the creative trend with wall graphics, art icon-inspired cabins carrying thematic styling throughout.

Reve d’Or
The 46 metre Reve d’Or superyacht made its way to the waters of Italy in 2011, and offers 10 guests on board complete comfort with a sophisticated Studio Massari interior. The third in the Sanlorenzo 46 Steel range, Reve d’Or is a vessel styled for absolute comfort and experience on board, with large exterior spaces and solid engineering for longer stays or crossings.

Daima
The 42.50m Daima yacht is a picture of Turkish elegance, with open sails driving the classically styled deep red hull through the water thanks to styling by Karatas Yacht Design and construction expertise by Arkin Pruva Yachts in 2009. Daima has won every race in the Bodrum Cup, and offers the chance for up to ten guests to cruise the water in both style and comfort.

Riana
The 41 metre Riana may have been launched in 2007, but her spirit echoes a more elegant time of sailing excellence. The lifestyle under sail is surrounded by every inch of luxury, whether you’re enjoying high winds of the Caribbean winter season for the thrill of the race, or floating off the coastal doldrums of the East Mediterranean for a summer escape. The exterior spaces on deck are unparalleled, offering the perfect chance to entertain, while her interior provides a rich and sophisticated style to retire in comfort.

Parvati
Custom built in 1975 by CRN, Parvati underwent a full refit in 2014 and today stands as a superyacht with a classic style and a perfect chance for 11 guests to take the ocean, surrounded by every comfort possible. This is a majorly updated superyacht which has benefitted from exquisite taste and commitment to keeping Parvati once of the most meticulously maintained yachts on the water.

These are just seven of the luxury yachts that will be welcoming guests on board throughout the MYBA Pop-Up Superyacht Show (September 2-4). Other names in the fleet include Novela, Lady Sunshine, Pida, Imagine, Serenity, Cloud’s, Blue Eyes, Kirke, Naseem, Rebecca V, Silver, Saladus, Annabell II and Golden Osprey.

With a constantly evolving list of yachts set to dock in Porto Montenegro, the second MYBA Pop-Up Superyacht Show is showcasing the best of sales and charter in Eastern Europe and already showing signs of growing success.

Click here to register for the Porto Montenegro Pop-Up Show

The MYBA Pop-Up Superyacht Show in Montenegro
A Sneak Peak at the Superyachts of the Porto Montenegro MYBA Pop-Up Show
Porto Montenegro
Superyacht Lord of the Seas
Motor Yacht Seagull II
Superyacht JoyMe
Superyacht Reve d'Or
Superyacht Riana

Charter Focus: The Style & Distinction of Cacos V

Charter Focus: The Style & Distinction of Cacos V

Created by the team at Admiral Yachts, in collaboration with widely-respected exterior designer Luca Dini, Cacos V was built for charter. Contemporary, distinctive and stylish, this 40 metre superyacht is the perfect way to discover the East Mediterranean.

Superyacht Cacos V found her way to the water in 2013. Since then, she has been cruising the waters of the world, offering the best in on board experience.

From the shores, the Admiral Tecnomar Impero 40S superyacht Cacos V is immediately distinctive thanks to the Luca Dini styled rugged, sharp and modern look which paints a picture of a vessel ready for anything.

Stepping off the dock, onto the tender and making your way on board, it soon becomes apparent that the visual distinction isn’t just on the surface. Her interiors, designed by Admiral Centro Stile are a reflection of modern luxury, combining expert lighting, dark colours and rich textures to provide a sense of both comfort and remarkable Italian style.

The interior works with the engineering, to create an overall lifestyle; with a spacious layout throughout, a 50sqm Master Suite and an atmosphere which benefits from extremely low noise with very little vibration underway.

The 11 guests on board are comfortably accommodated in a 5 suite layout, with breakfast served on the al-fresco dining table, lunch by the water and dinner in the sophisticated dining area on board before cocktails on the sky lounge as the sun goes down over your chosen backdrop.

This is one of the best superyachts in her 40m class, awarded and acclaimed as a charter yacht with distinctive style, vast volumes and a lifestyle par excellence.

Available for charter across the East Mediterranean this summer and listed for sale with IYC, find out more about Cacos V by following the links.

Charter Focus: The Style & Distinction of Cacos V
Charter Focus: The Style & Distinction of Cacos V
Charter Focus: The Style & Distinction of Cacos V
Charter Focus: The Style & Distinction of Cacos V
Charter Focus: The Style & Distinction of Cacos V
Charter Focus: The Style & Distinction of Cacos V
Charter Focus: The Style & Distinction of Cacos V
Charter Focus: The Style & Distinction of Cacos V
Charter Focus: The Style & Distinction of Cacos V
Charter Focus: The Style & Distinction of Cacos V
Charter Focus: The Style & Distinction of Cacos V

Charter Focus: How to Choose Your Ideal Superyacht

Charter Focus: How to Choose Your Ideal Superyacht

With the Summer season in full swing, the world is now looking to escape the status quo and take to the waters for the ultimate tailored experience. With over 10,000 superyachts in the world, Nick Sevier - Director of Titan Fleet Management - offers up a guide to choosing your ideal charter yacht.

 “With so many yachts to choose from, it’s no wonder many people do not know where to start,” explains Nick Sevier. “It is best to use a charter broker to advise you. Our brokers have a wealth of knowledge, many of whom were former yacht captains, the team has visited a large number of our charter boats.”

With this in mind, Titan Fleet Management has charted nine essential steps on How to Choose a Superyacht for Charter.

Budget
“Your charter broker will need to know your budget, yachts vary hugely in price. By having a budget in place early on, this will ease and limit the range of boats to choose from. You will need to factor in fuel and mooring costs."

According to Nick Sevier, smaller is not always better. Newer, smaller yachts may hold appeal, but might not provide the space an older, larger yacht could for a similar cost.

Destination
“The location you decide to charter will depend on the time of year you are planning to travel,” continues Sevier. “[as well as] the type of experience you are looking for. Charter locations and seasons vary so do sailing conditions, the weather at different times of the year is important to take into account.”

Guests 
“When choosing a holiday home, the number of bedrooms is important, the same applies to choosing a yacht to charter. If you wish to charter with couples, then you may need extra double cabins, if you have lots of family then you’ll require more twin berths [...] The number of people allowed by law, without a licence, on a charter is 12.”

Experience
“When choosing a luxury yachting holiday, it’s crucial to consider everything you wish to do, whether it be relaxing on a remote beach, soaking up the sun or island hopping [...] You may choose to charter the Mediterranean waters, visiting the history and culture of bustling cities along the way [...] If you’re looking to travel a long distance, considered deciding on a yacht built for long voyages.”

Accommodation
“Every superyacht has a different on board cabin arrangement, [...] it is important to think about the arrangement of the boat and how its layout fits your requirements.”

If you wish for a quiet cabin consider suites, that don’t share an adjoining bulkhead, this allows one to watch TV without disturbing your neighbours. Choose a yacht with an interior design you like, there is little point in spending a week aboard a boat with a style you dislike.”

Superyacht Toys & Travel
“Many large ships are moored at anchor, therefore means of transport to and from the yacht are important to consider [...] most mega yachts have more than one tender, one for carrying people to and from the shore and one for water sports. For guests requiring swifter transportation [...] a helicopter is a fast option and a great way to start your charter in style, not all superyachts have helipads, consider this accordingly in your planning."

Crew
“An exceptional crew can really bring the whole charter holiday together with a personal touch, whilst ensuring the privacy and pleasure of you and your party. [Privacy] is up to guests and how much interaction they wish to have with staff on board. Many ships that accommodate 12 people, also carry 12 crew."

Food
“Fine cuisine is one of the plus points of superyachts, on board dining can compare to that of leading restaurants around the world. Through prior assessment of the specialities of the chef, will ensure they match your palate. You may also inquire before charter about your food preferences and expectations.”

Corporate Events
“When seeking a corporate yacht charter, there are diverse details to take into contemplation, which vary greatly from a charter holiday. Think about the budget and how you want your event to be, you may need numerous outdoor entertainment amenities, with spacious deck and bar areas, or an official meeting room.”

This is only a brief insight into the charter expertise of Titan Fleet Management, get in touch here to find out how you can plan a tailored experience.

Charter Focus: How to Choose Your Ideal Superyacht
Nick Sevier of Titan Broker explains how to choose the ultimate charter yacht

How to Cruise the Waters of Brazil During the Olympics

How to Cruise the Waters of Brazil During the Olympics

The world is looking to Rio de Janeiro this week as the Olympic torch nears its final destination. With such natural beauty, rich culture and a whole new reason to visit this month, Brazil Yacht Services tells us how owners and charter guests can spend a week on the waters of Brazil.

Whether you have tickets to the games or not, this example of a customisable itinerary by Brazil Yacht Services offers an inspirational insight into where yachts can visit from Rio de Janeiro to Ilhabela to explore the wilds of Brazil.

Rio de Janeiro
After landing in Galeao International Airport, or leaving the grand Olympic village, visitors in Rio are implored to take in the sights, from Christ the Redeemer to the stunning Botanical Gardens, before heading to the yacht to enjoy your journey.

Ilha Grande
Depart from Rio de Janeiro in the morning and head 60 nautical miles to the stunning setting of Ilha Grande, where yachts can drop anchor at the Enseada das Palmas. This idyllic and secluded anchorage spot on the north side of the island offers the perfect chance to dive, snorkel and play both on and under the water.

The Lopes Mendes beach, one of the most beautiful beaches around, can be reached after trekking only 15 minutes through the forest and emerging into paradise. An experience for the adventurous and the surf obsessed. All before watching the sunset, dining on board and spending the night at anchor.

Only a few miles from Enseada das Palmas is the beautiful snorkelling haven of Blue Lagoon, offering even more fun on the water before heading to Saco do Ceu for a meal ashore in one of the world’s finest restaurants for lunch.

The final meal of the day can be found in the village of Abraão, the island’s main town, towards the end of the day to dine with your feet in the sand while the yacht sits patiently for your return with the hills in the background.

Paraty
After making your way west around the northern tip of the island, stopping to explore, swim and relax, you can expect nothing but the finest in your next stop of Paraty. 

Anchor just across the bay from the town and spend a day admiring the architecture, visiting the local artisanal cachaça distilleries, exploring the town by horse and cart as well as breaking to dive under waterfalls at your whim.

The safe and secure town of Paraty also offers a number of incredible restaurants, which can go from rowdy to romantic depending on your mood.

Saco do Mamangua
The Saco do Mamangua is also known as the Brazilian Fjords, just to the east of Paraty. This is arguably one of the most beautiful locations on the coast of Rio de Janeiro. Perfectly calm enclosed waters act as a home for the yacht while you spend time on the water or head up the Sugar Loaf peak for breath-taking views.

Experience the rare luxury of anchoring off the Ilha da Cotia in the middle of the fjord for lunch, surrounded by densely forested hills and chirping wildlife. Cruise east out of Mamangua around the headland to make your dinner arrangements in Praia da Cajabia via waterfalls, hiking and swimming.

Ilhabela
It’s never easy saying goodbye to an experience like this; however, while you contemplate heading back to Rio via helicopter for more of the Olympics or to head home via Sao Paulo, Ilhabela offers the perfect goodbye to the Brazilian coast.

Conservation parks, hiking, swimming and high-end shopping, Ilhabela is the home of nationwide famous sailing week and a yachting paradise.

This is just an example of what the Brazilian coast has to offer, created by the regional experts at Brazil Yacht Services. Customisation is key, and this inspirational itinerary provides a better understanding into the stunning escape that is Brazil.

Rio de Janeiro
Paraty
Paraty
Angra - All photos courtesy of Brazil Yacht Services
Ilhabela
Paraty