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Make Your Charter Escape!

Give winter the slip with these great deals on luxury vacations afloat.

February 16, 2011
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Make Your Charter Escape!

Maybe you’ve noticed. The days are a little longer, there’s a little more warmth in the sunlight and winter is showing the first signs that it is not eternal. But don’t kid yourself: At least one more storm is bound to strike before we’re solidly in springtime territory.

Now is a great time to make your own shortcut and get a head start on your summer tan. There are all kinds of charter yachts out there. Choose your destination, check out the bevy of beautiful boats that await, and line up your friends for the vacation of a lifetime.

The 80-foot Leopard La Dolce Vita II is in the Bahamas and available for charter with no delivery costs. La Dolce Vita II is a luxury build from Arno Shipyards with cruising speed of 35 knots. She is available at a rate of US$22,000 per week right now.

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The 118-foot motor yacht Savannah is available for charter in the Bahamas with no delivery costs. Savannah accommodates up to eight guests and is available at the rate of US$49,500 per week.

The 175-foot luxury motor yacht Hurricane Run is available at a special rate of US$275,000 per week instead of her usual US$315,000 per week. This 2009 Feadship accommodates 10 guests and 12 crew and is available in the Caribbean.

The 203-foot Viareggio Superyacht Roma, designed by Espen Oieno has a special Caribbean rate of US$350,000 per week for February and March bookings. Roma has accommodations for 12 guests and 16 crew.

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For more detailed information on any of these yachts, go to www.camperandnicholsons.com.

The 2010-built 176-foot motor yacht O’Rama is available in the eastern Mediterranean for approximately $225,000 per week (plus tax and charter fees). She accommodates 14 guests in 7 cabins and has a crew of 11.

The 2010-built motor yacht Marnaya has an LOA of 104 feet and cruises at 26 knots. She can accommodate 10-12 guests in five cabins and has a crew of five. She is available in the Mediterranean for roughly $81,000 per week (plus tax and charter fees).

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S/Y Gitana, a 118-foot Perini Navi that was built in 1989 and refit in 2007, is available for charter in Greece at about $66,000 per week (plus tax and charter fees). She has accommodations for nine guests and six crew.

For more on these charter possibilities, go to www.atalantagoldenyachts.com.

Churchill Yacht Partners has added Shear Fantasea, a 112-foot Crescent motor yacht launched in 2002, to its fleet. She accommodates up to 10 guests in four staterooms, and is complemented by experienced charter captain Wayne Nolander and four crew. Shear Fantasea is available in the Bahamas this summer from $44,500 per week, plus expenses and includes a 32-foot towed Everglades fishing tender; a 17-foot Novurania tender, two waverunners, kayaks, wakeboard, snorkel gear, and waterskis.

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For more on this charter yacht, go to www.churchillyachts.com.

Fraser Yachts offers Marie, a 2010 Vitters-built, Hoek design. This 180-foot gorgeous ketch carries 8 guests and 12 crew and is available in the Mediterranean for $200,000 per week.

The stunning 50-meter Picchiotti-built Exuma, the first of the Vitruvius series, is available for charter in a number of locations as it travels the world. In February and March, this environmentally friendly Philippe Briand design with accommodations for nine guests and nine crew will be cruising Costa Rica and Mexico. Late this spring, she heads for summer adventures in the South Pacific where she will be available for approximately $235,000 per week.

For more on Exuma, see Yachting’s March 2011 story “Oceans Apart,” and visit www.fraseryachts.com for more on Exuma and Marie.

Necker Belle is a luxurious 32-meter catamaran available for charter in the Caribbean. Spacious common areas furnished in two double and two twin en suite cabins, all situated on the main deck. Book before February 28, 2011 and enjoy seven nights aboard Necker Belle and pay for only six – at this special rate a one week charter costs $85,000, plus expenses (excluding Easter dates.)

For more on Necker Belle and other charter yachts, go to www.burgessyachts.com.

Pure One, a 46-meter Leopard with accommodations for 12 guests is available for charter in the Bahamas. Pure One cruises at 28 knots and carries an assortment of water toys that make her a great choice for an active family. During school holidays in February and March, she is offered at a weekly rate of $160,000 — a savings of $20,000.

For more on Pure One, contact Sophia Rork at Edmiston & Company and visit www.edmistonyachtcompany.com.

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