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Need a Reason to Charter a Yacht for Your Next Vacation? We Have Seven

Feb 27, 2015  |   Contributor: Charter World

Whatever destination around the world you might choose for your holiday there is a fantastic charter yacht waiting for you. Chartering a luxury yacht is perhaps the best way to explore the wonders of the world, and here are seven reasons why you should embark on this unforgettable journey and never look back.

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Earn Epic Bragging Rights by Racing America’s Cup Class Yachts Across Lake Michigan

Feb 24, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Chicagoans will soon be getting an exclusive opportunity to experience two very famous International America’s Cup Class Yachts: the Dennis Conner's USA 34 Stars & Stripes and the Waikiki Yacht Club Challenge's USA 54 Abracadabra. As part of the Next Level Sailing Chicago hands-on experience starting May 15, people will get the chance to compete in a sailing yacht race across Lake MichigaRead More

"World's Fastest" Dutch-Built Sportster Galatea Up For World Superyacht Award

Feb 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Heesen Yachts has launched over 170 vessels since it was founded in 1978, including the star of the above video, Galatea. According to the company, Galatea is the world’s fastest Dutch-built sportster, reaching a top speed of 28 knots (around 32.2mph), making it no surprise that she is a finalist for the World Superyacht Awards.

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Wider Yachts Shows Off Plans for Spacious W125 at Miami Boat Show

Feb 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Wider Yachts recently announced their plans for their Wider 125 superyacht at the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami. With a tagline of “Never Enough,” the company spent over a year researching and designing the ideal vessel for yacht owners. The all-aluminum displacement yacht was conceived by designer Fulvio De Simoni, the mind behind the W150 and W165, ensuring that the new superyacht maintains the same style (and diesel electric technology) as the rest of the range.  

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What It's Really Like to Captain a Yacht and Live Life on the High Seas

Feb 12, 2015  |   Contributor: Charter World

Captain Chris Stollery talks about the Berret Racoupeau-designed luxury catamaran LIR, his years of professional experience as well as life aboard this fantastic vessel. LIR is a beautiful Victoria 67 sailing yacht and at 20.44 meters (67 foot) provides comfortable and stylish accommodation in four spacious cabins to up to eight charter guests in total. All cabins have their own en-suite facilities, air-conditioning, and feature contemporary and elegant decor.

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Eco-Friendly Arcadia 85 Yacht is Swathed in Solar Panels

Feb 5, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Innovative Italian shipyard Arcadia Yachts are known for their eco-friendly designs and their Arcadia 85 is no different. Soon to enjoy its US debut at the 2015 Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show, the nearly 85-foot long vessel looks like a super cool combination of a luxury yacht and a James Bond-like hideaway.

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Moorings Slick Power Catamaran to Arrive in Four New Destinations in 2015

Feb 4, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Moorings recently announced that to keep up with global demand they will be expanding the presence of their power catamaran, the 514 PC, to four new destinations this year. The vessel is currently available to charter in the British Virgin Islands and The Bahamas, and will be brought to St. Martin in April. From there, The Moorings 514 PC will make its way to Agana, Croatia in May for its Mediterranean debut, and then to St. Lucia and Grenada in July.

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Take Your V-Day Plans to the High Seas on a VanDutch Luxury Yacht

Feb 4, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Do you have plans for Valentine’s Day? If you don’t perhaps you should spend an evening with VanDutch. For Valentine’s Day the luxury yacht brand will be offering two unique dining experiences—one that takes place by land, the other by sea.

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Uniquely-Shaped Tri60 Trimaran to be "Perfect Balance" of Style, Speed and Space

Feb 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Last week BMT Group and McConaghy Boats announced that the Tri60 will be headed to development, and we can't wait to see this super cool 60-foot trimaran made into a reality. Meant to be the perfect balance between style, speed, and space, the Tri60 was short-listed for the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2015 in the Yacht Concept up to 40m category.

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The Icon Selazzio 95 Sea Palace is the Perfect Floating Mansion

Jan 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Austrian-based design studio Motion Code: Blue has many neat concepts under their belt, but the Icon Selazzio 95 Sea Palace concept is definitely our favorite—at the moment, that is. In case you didn't guess from the vessel's name, ICON Yachts had a hand in the design of the 95M Selazzio. Like other explorer designs, this one has tons of deck space—many of which have their own hot tubs—but it's much larger, calling itself a "floating mansion." 

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Stefano Pastrovich On the Future of Yacht Design and Why He Never Makes the Same Vessel Twice

Jan 14, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

With Genoese Stefano Pastrovich at the helm, Pastrovich Studio continually creates sailing and motor yacht designs that are not only beautiful, but challenging to the status quo. From the beginning of his career collaborating with the Martin Francis Design Studio to being appointed Chief Designer at Wally Yachts to starting his own company in 2005, Pastrovich has developed a unique synergy with the sea that doesn't rely on contemporary styles or trends. 

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Meet Imāra, the Oil Tanker Turned Luxury Yacht

Jan 10, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

We never thought we would be saying this, but we want to hang out on an oil tanker. As long as it's on the Imāra, that is. The concept project is based on a 280-meter-long SuezMax tanker platform and is from Australia-based design firm Motion Code: Blue. According to Yanko Design, the unexpected vessel will be much more eco-friendly than building a new yacht from the ground up. And judging by the photo, it's not like you would be sacrificing style either.

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70M Xhibitionist Event Super Yacht Could Throw One of the Most Interesting Parties of the Year

Jan 8, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The 70M Xhibitionist Event Super Yacht from Nedship sells itself as being a floating oasis for partiers, and judging by the concept photos, we agree. 

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Ring in the New Year Aboard a 2014 Dyna 52 Yacht

Dec 15, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

How about ringing in the new year with a new luxury yacht? Think of it, you could be out on the waters sipping some Champagne from the deck of a 2014 Dyna 52 at the same time everyone else is landlocked and probably making poor decisions.

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Cruise From Prague to Berlin Year-Round Aboard Paddle-Wheeled MS Elbe Princesse

Dec 10, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The Elbe is one of the most well-known rivers in Central Europe, passing through the Czech Republic and on to Germany, making it a great route for a cruise. However, the water is much too shallow for traditional propulsion vessels to manage; which is why CroisiEurope has come up with their newest ship, the MS Elbe Princesse.

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