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Grandfather's flight

Booker High Wycombe - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 08:57
We were recently visited by former member John Porter, who was at Booker from 1969 to 2006. His granddaughter Laura arranged a flight for him, and he flew with Graham Saw. To judge by the smiles it was a great day out.

Graham and John
With granddaughter Laura
Just like old times
Categories: Gliding

Charter Focus: The Style & Distinction of Cacos V

Super Yachts Carters - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 13:22
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.

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Surf Store discount: 5% off windsurfing gear

Windsurfing - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 11:32

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5 great shops to buy water sports equipment online

Windsurfing - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 11:30

Water sports shops aren’t exactly on every street corner, which is why many of us buy water sports equipment online. But with so many online surf stores to choose from, which are the best? Why buy water sports equipment online? Convenience is part of the reason, unless you live near...

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National Geographic Launches 2016 Nature Photographer of the Year Contest

National GeographicNewsFeed - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 17:00

WASHINGTON (Aug. 15, 2016)—National Geographic invites photographers from around the world to enter the 2016 Nature Photographer of the Year contest. The grand-prize winner will receive a 10-day trip for two to the Galápagos with National Geographic Expeditions and two 15-minute image portfolio reviews with National Geographic photo editors.

Eligible contestants can visit natgeo.com/photocontest to submit photographs in one or all of four categories: Landscape, Environmental Issues, Action and Animal Portraits. Each entry to the contest will be submitted through National Geographic’s photo community, Your Shot, where members can comment on photos and share their favorites. The entry fee is $15 (USD) per photo, and there is no limit to the number of submissions per entrant. Entries must be in digital format and submitted electronically. The contest ends Saturday, Nov. 4, at 12 p.m. EDT (U.S.).

“The 2016 Nature Photographer of the Year contest is an opportunity for photographers to show us the power of nature and their love of it through their imagery,” said Sarah Leen, director of photography for National Geographic magazine and National Geographic Partners. “Every year, our judges are delighted by the incredible passion and skill evident in the entries, and I expect this year to be no exception.”

Sarah Polger, senior producer for National Geographic Travel and manager of National Geographic photo contests, remarked, “The four categories of this year’s contest will give photographers a chance to capture the complexity and beauty found in the world around us. We anticipate compelling and revealing images.”

One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the four categories, and the winning photographs will be published on nationalgeographic.com. The overall grand-prize winner will be chosen from the four category winners and will be announced in December 2016.

For details and official contest rules, visit natgeo.com/photocontest.

About National Geographic Partners LLC

National Geographic Partners LLC, a joint venture between National Geographic Society and 21st Century Fox, combines National Geographic television channels with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic Studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, catalog, licensing and e-commerce businesses. A portion of the proceeds from National Geographic Partners LLC will be used to fund science, exploration, conservation and education through significant ongoing contributions to the work of the National Geographic Society. For more information, visit www.nationalgeographic.com and find us on FacebookTwitterInstagramGoogle+YouTubeLinkedIn and Pinterest.

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Sunday activities

Booker High Wycombe - Sun, 08/14/2016 - 19:06

Some people went to church today. A long glide to get to the better weather, or a later start. A variety of tasks flown in what turned out to be a pleasant day.
Categories: Gliding

Aliens and crop circles

Booker High Wycombe - Sun, 08/14/2016 - 19:01
It has now been confirmed, crop circles are created by grazing UFOs 6th August 2016
Categories: Gliding

Andrew Nelson Named Editorial Projects Director for National Geographic Travel

National GeographicNewsFeed - Thu, 08/11/2016 - 20:55

WASHINGTON  (Aug. 11, 2016) – Andrew Nelson has been appointed editorial projects director for National Geographic Travel, a new position created by editor-in-chief George Stone to serve as a liaison between Travel’s editorial and advertising teams.  In this role, Nelson will oversee sponsored content and partnerships, working closely with both Travel’s producers and advertising representatives to develop strong content and foster strategic relationships with partners.

“In today’s ever-evolving media landscape, we are always looking for new ways to adapt to changing business models and continue to build upon the success of National Geographic Travel while staying true to our core values,” Stone said. “This position is essential to meeting those goals and I am confident that Andrew is the perfect person for the job. He brings a fresh perspective and great vision for maximizing the intersection of editorial content and partnerships.”

Nelson has served as editor-at-large and writer for National Geographic Traveler magazine for 11 years, most recently writing the June/July cover story on visiting Sonoma, California. In 2013, Nelson won a North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) medal for “The Social Network,” a Traveler story that documented San Francisco’s rich sharing economy. Additionally, “Tweet Me in Miami,” a story of social media on the beach, won a 2010 Folio Award for great magazine writing.

“Traveler’s brand is a storied one, and I look forward to working with our partners to develop meaningful content that engages and inspires our audiences wherever they may be: in print, online and across social media,” Nelson said.

Nelson is a two-time winner of the Lowell Thomas Award. In additional to National Geographic Traveler, Nelson’s work has appeared in Cincinnati Magazine, Salon, ReadyMade, the New York Times and San Francisco Magazine. A graduate of Syracuse University, Nelson also received a master’s degree from the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism.  Follow him on Twitter @andrewnelson and Instagram @andrewtyrrellnelson.

About National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel creates authentic, meaningful and engaging travel experiences through National Geographic Traveler magazine; National Geographic Expeditions; National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World; digital travel content; travel books; maps; and travel photography programs. National Geographic Traveler (six issues per year) is the world’s most widely read travel magazine and has 15 international editions. National Geographic Expeditions offers a variety of unique travel experiences led by top experts to more than 80 destinations across all seven continents. Travel opportunities include family and student expeditions, active adventures, private jet trips and voyages on the six expedition ships in the National Geographic-Lindblad fleet, as well as photography workshops, expeditions and seminars. The National Geographic Travel digital group shares its inspiring and authoritative digital content such as trip ideas, photo galleries, blogs and apps with its @NatGeoTravel community of 15 million. National Geographic Travel books bring readers curated travel advice, photography and insider tips. Follow National Geographic Travel @NatGeoTravel on TwitterFacebookTumblr, PinterestInstagram and Google+.

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Weekend successes

Booker High Wycombe - Sun, 08/07/2016 - 21:21
Yesterday the weather looked promising, the trailer park was busy with rigging and various people were soon setting off across the countryside. Notable is Nils Wedi in his LS4 EN who did 400k (Bullington-Grantham), struggling home into wind having been in the air for over 6 hours.

Nearer to home Phil Binnee went to Enstone in 319 for his Silver distance. Back at base Chris Whelan converted to Pegasus 318 and then flew for 2h 15m for a Bronze leg. Ruth Jackson and Hamid Alidousti also achieved Bronze legs with flights of 1h 45m and 1h 15m respectively.

Meanwhile our boys are doing well at comps elsewhere. Jim White came second today in the 15m Nationals at Lasham with a final overall position at 12th. Tim Scott in the same comp came 4th overall. In the Dunstable Regionals William Parker finished 6th.

Congratulations to everyone!

Categories: Gliding

Charter Focus: How to Choose Your Ideal Superyacht

Super Yachts Carters - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 10:55
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
Categories: Charters

Malta adventure holidays: 10 best Maltese activities

Windsurfing - Wed, 08/03/2016 - 14:58

Sitting in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, the Maltese islands are blessed with superb natural conditions for outdoor activities. Which is why Malta adventure holidays offer so many options, so simply choose the best Maltese activities for you and enjoy a world-class active break. Malta adventure holidays An archipelago rather...

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How to Cruise the Waters of Brazil During the Olympics

Super Yachts Carters - Wed, 08/03/2016 - 13:18
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
Categories: Charters

NEW BOOK CELEBRATES YELLOWSTONE AND NATIONAL PARKS CENTENNIAL

National GeographicNewsFeed - Mon, 08/01/2016 - 14:53

WASHINGTON (Aug. 1, 2016)—Yellowstone, America’s first national park, is beloved. Four million sightseers walked its paths in 2015 and this year’s numbers are already breaking visitor records. In 2016, as we celebrate 100 years of the National Parks Service, stories featuring Yellowstone remain headline news as crowds flood its well-loved and truly wild spaces: “Bear Opens Car Door at Yellowstone National Park,” “Elk Charges at Yellowstone Visitor After She Gets Too Close,” “Why Yellowstone Euthanized a Baby Bison After Tourist ‘Rescue.’”

David Quammen spent more than two years deeply immersed in Yellowstone and its surrounding ecosystem and has been a resident of the area for 30 years. The results of his research were shared in part in National Geographic Magazine’s extremely popular May issue. YELLOWSTONE: A Journey Through America’s Wild Heart (National Geographic Books; Aug. 23, 2016; ISBN: 978-1-4262-1754-8; 224 pages; $28) offers the full story, pairing the brilliant visual storytelling of National Geographic photographers with the lyrical writing of Quammen, a bestselling and award-wining author recognized as “not just among our best science writers but among our best writers, period” by the New York Times.  

In YELLOWSTONE, Quammen looks at the park’s inception and history, its heroes and challenges, its massive ecosystem and the iconic and often endangered animals within it, such as grizzly bears, wolves and bison. Quammen also examines the concept of protected wild lands and their future: the differing opinions and all that’s at stake as civilization meets park boundaries. And he considers what the headlines allude to—the tensions of a land cherished by the public that’s simultaneously a much-needed haven for native species. YELLOWSTONE includes exclusive or newly expanded sections, including passages describing Yellowstone as an island ecosystem, social attitudes toward wolves, unexpected connections among grizzlies, elk and wolves, and the impact of private ranches in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

As David Quammen puts so well, “Yellowstone is a big national park, the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is bigger still, but the ideas and values that these places represent—the decisions and commitments they demand—are as big as America itself.”

About the Author

David Quammen is an award-winning American science, nature and travel writer. He authored the “Natural Acts” column for Outside magazine for 15 years. His articles have also appeared in National Geographic, Harper’s, Rolling Stone, the New York Times Book Review and other periodicals, and he has additionally authored 15 books. Quammen’s book “Spillover” was nominated for the 2013 PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. Quammen resides in Bozeman, Montana.

About National Geographic Partners LLC

National Geographic Partners LLC, a joint venture between National Geographic Society and 21st Century Fox, combines National Geographic television channels with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic Studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, catalog, licensing and e-commerce businesses. A portion of the proceeds from National Geographic Partners LLC will be used to fund science, exploration, conservation and education through significant ongoing contributions to the work of the National Geographic Society. For more information, visit www.nationalgeographic.com and find us on FacebookTwitterInstagramGoogle+YouTubeLinkedIn and Pinterest.

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America's Cup Superyacht Program to Start in Toulon

Super Yachts Carters - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 11:45
America's Cup Superyacht Program to Start in Toulon BWA Yachting - a world-wide marine services company - has today announced that they will be bringing the Superyacht Program for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series event to Toulon, France, in September 2016.

With the Monaco Yacht Show, the Cannes Yachting Festival and now the fifth Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series event in Toulon (located between Marseille and St. Tropez) the Mediterranean is set to attract superyachts from across the world.

Superyacht owners looking to participate in the unbridled action and fun of America’s Cup spectatorship can now look to BWA Yachting for the all access pass of the Summer.

Partnering with the IMS Shipyard, the same areas in which the America’s Cup teams will be based, superyachts can berth, and bring guests along to enjoy exclusive packages and privileges organised by BWA Yachting.

Not only is the concierge service a boundless list of potential activities and services, but superyachts will also be able to experience the best ring side seats in the world ahead of Bermuda 2017. A VIP viewing flag places you and your guests on board for front row access to the racecourse, not to mention entrance to the Cup lounge after the race.

“We are thrilled to offer superyachts this exclusive opportunity to be part of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series,” explains Stefano Tositti, CEO of BWA Yachting. “We look forward to supporting our clients with a dedicated team of professionals who will ensure a fantastic experience in Toulon this September.

BWA Yachting has the experience and the expertise necessary to deliver a truly amazing experience for superyacht owners, charterers, captains, and crews, who will join us in Toulon. Inspired by the Mediterranean beauty and the first class facilities Toulon has to offer, including excellent golf courses, luxury hotels, fine dining restaurants, BWA Yachting has put together a bespoke program of activities that will ensure participants have a wonderful experience during the event.”

From September 8th - 11th, Toulon will come alive with thousands of spectators and superyachts baying for the best view. This opportunity gives you that view, with limitless adjoining benefits to make any Summer unforgettable.

BWA Yachting is also the exclusive manager of the 35th America’s Cup Superyacht Program in Bermuda in May/June 2017. The America’s Cup Superyacht Program offers premium berthing locations in Bermuda, in both the capital Hamilton and in the heart of the America’s Cup Village at Royal Naval Dockyard.

The berthing inventory is already almost sold out for the America’s Cup Superyacht Program in May/June 2017, with just a few precious berthing packages remaining.

Watch the full video above for more details on what to expect from the America’s Cup Superyacht Program.

Main image © ACEA 2016 / Photo Ricardo Pinto / Video produced by Superyachts.com BWA Yachting to Manage the 35th America's Cup Superyacht Program BWA Yachting, a leading marine agency service company, announced their exclusive appointment to manage and deliver the 35th America’s Cup Superyacht Program in Bermuda 2017 during a launch last night in Leicester Square, London.
Categories: Charters

Charter Focus: On the Deck of Duke Town

Super Yachts Carters - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 18:21
Charter Focus: On the Deck of Duke Town The 36.5 metre superyacht Duke Town was launched by Heesen in 2002. Since her arrival into the water, she has lived her life as the epitome of a world-class charter yacht. We take a look at life on the deck of Duke Town.

Spanning three decks and 36.5 metres, this is a characteristic and stylish Heesen superyacht with expert engineering typical of the Dutch yacht builder.

Designed by Omega Architects, Duke Town is the perfect yacht to sail the Mediterranean, with a range of 2100 nautical miles and zero speed stabilizers to ensure a smooth journey at 18 knots, whatever the conditions.

Her 7.6 metre beam offers a spacious layout inside, whilst maintaining a sleek and sporty look across her exterior. The accommodation and entertainment areas, however, are where she really shines as a charter vessel par excellence.

The comfortable setting in which guests can sit, relax, dine and enjoy time with friends and family across the boat was styled to offer contemporary luxury, with custom furnishings, stone, wood, leather and refined neutral colours creating the overall tone on board.

Duke Town houses guests in comfort and style, with five staterooms sleeping up to 10 guests on board; consisting of a full-width master stateroom located on the main deck, two double cabins and two additional twin cabins, all with en-suite.

The choice to dine inside with 12 guests or move to the external areas is a seamless experience, allowing those on board to entertain or relax effortlessly. The Sun Deck boats Jacuzzi and sun pads for quiet reflection in the sun, while the uninterrupted views provide the backdrop.

For those with a taste for speed and adventure, toys on board include a dedicated Novurania tender, two waverunner Kawasaki jet skis, water skis and diving and snorkelling gear to go from the deck to the depths in minutes.

Currently available for both sale and charter with Titan Broker, Duke Town is currently offering experiences across Southern Europe. 

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Superyacht in Focus: The Charter Appeal of Sycara V

Super Yachts Carters - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 16:15
Superyacht in Focus: The Charter Appeal of Sycara V In 2010, the world was introduced to Sycara V. After years of providing unparalleled experiences on water for both owner and charter guest, we look at what makes this project an exciting yacht in terms of both sales and charter.

Measuring 68 metres, Sycara V was the vision of an experienced owner. The brief was to create a yacht which offered the most comfortable yachting experience available to charter guests across the world.

The people tasked with building this superyacht were yacht designer Craig Beale and forward-thinking German yacht builder Nobiskrug.

The design elements that run throughout this yacht are all aimed at a sophisticated lifestyle, combined with ample spaces both internally and externally to live in harmony with the water.

Her penthouse style interior - also designed by Craig Beale - features beautiful woods, natural stones and fabrics, while her exterior spaces divided into dedicated, purpose-built entertaining, relaxing and dining areas.

The sun-deck in particular is an example of her undeniable charter appeal, featuring BBQ, bar, dining table, gym room, pool and a treatment room.

From the top, to the bottom, Sycara V’s beach club is an idyllic observation point where owners and guests can sit as close to the water in complete comfort and watch the waves surrounding the signature blue hull.

The full-beam Master Suite features private terrace, while the overall accommodation layout provides space for 12 guests in a total of 7 cabins; not including space for a world-class crew of 20.

Currently cruising the West Mediterranean with charter agents IYC - before heading the Caribbean for the winter months - this unparalleled purpose-built charter yacht is also available for sale.

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Superyacht 11.11 Now Available for Charter with Y.CO

Super Yachts Carters - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 16:08
Superyacht 11.11 Now Available for Charter with Y.CO One of the most exciting superyacht launches of recent years, the Benetti superyacht 11.11, has today arrived on the charter market with Y.CO.

Launched in 2015, this luxury yacht is a modern reflection of Benetti’s longstanding expertise and evolving heritage.

The innovative design and Italian craftsmanship on board are wrapped in a distinctive exterior style characterised by elegant lines and a unique axe bow that ends in a vertical blade; adding function to form.

Charter guests can find themselves surrounded by custom Art Deco-inspired interiors, designed by the Owner’s personal team to feature bold artworks, stainless steel finishes, bespoke chandeliers and flawless Italian marble, offering the ultimate in luxurious on-the-water living.

A notable design element that will undoubtedly keep the schedule full is the vast master suite, featuring a walk-in dressing room and expansive 180-degree views overlooking an entirely private sundeck with large jet pool and sunbathing space.

Further accommodation includes a full-beam main deck VIP suite with six full-height portrait windows, plus four additional ensuite guest cabins on the lower deck including two convertible twins. Spacious .11.11. can accommodate up to 12 guests and 16 crew across all four decks.

The main sundeck features a jet pool decorated with pearlescent mosaic tiles, Italian stone bar, indoor/outdoor terrace and a dedicated spa area with massage room and steam room.

The skylounge on the upper deck has a custom cocktail bar and opens out onto an exceptional entertaining space featuring a backlit onyx 14-seat dining table and an outdoor bar crafted from natural Italian stone.

An excellent selection of tenders and toys including a custom 8m Benetti limo tender, Seadoos, Seabobs, kayaks, towables and inflatables are also available onboard.

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Chartering Superyacht Kismet with Moran Yacht & Ship

Super Yachts Carters - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 11:54
Chartering Superyacht Kismet with Moran Yacht & Ship One of the largest charter yachts in the world, superyacht Kismet is truly one of a kind. Now available for charter with Moran Yacht & Ship, we take a look at how this purpose-built yacht was designed to create the highest levels of experience and exclusivity on the waters today.

Launched in 2014, the 95.20 metre Kismet was built by one of the most respected shipyards in the world, Lürssen Yachts.

Central agents Moran Yacht & Ship told us how the project began as an evolution of the original 68 metre Lürssen superyacht Kismet.

The new 95.20 metre project provided a platform for the owner to build on his previous iconic yacht and add features to cater for sophisticated charter clients.

“She has had some very high profile charters this past year and they have had nothing but good things to say about the boat, her crew and their experience onboard,” comments Chris Callahan, Marketing Director of Moran Yacht & Ship.

After traversing the Thames in 2015 - showcasing her signature 3D Printed Jaguar bow ornament - this stunning work of modern marine engineering became a highly discussed and sought-after member of the Top 100 Largest Yachts in the World.

Now, twelve guests can step on board superyacht Kismet to enjoy a charter experience like no other, with the Summer season offering adventure across the East and West Mediterranean before heading to the Caribbean to spend her winter months in the sun.

Designed by Espen Oeino, this pedigree-built superyacht has an imposing, yet graceful, modern profile and features exterior spaces to cater for every situation, wherever you are in the world.

Her elaborate interior styling was created by Reymond Langton Design, and expertly fills the expansive space within - thanks to a large beam of 13.80 metres - providing guests on board with a comfortable atmosphere while they make the most of the numerous design elements on board.

The superyacht charter market does not get much more exclusive than Kismet, and while details are still highly secretive, we’ve provided a look at a new set of stunning photos placing the 45th largest yacht in the world in her natural habitat.

Click here for more charter information on superyacht Kismet.

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