The World’s Most Colorful Beaches

Forget crystalline powdery white and golden sandy shores, the most dazzling beaches in the world feature a beguiling palette of rainbow hues. On your next yachting getaway check out some of these striking stretches of coastline where the sand glistens in sublime shades of pink, green, or even purple. Continue reading

Welcome to Paradise! Sunreef Yachts Charter Presents You with the Best Beaches in the Caribbean

Your choice of luxury charter destination might just be one of the toughest decisions you will have to make, especially if you wish to explore the Caribbean region. Known for years as ultimate charter grounds, the Caribbean Islands are a spectacular venue to discover and what makes them even more special is that with this many islands, islets and cays, each visit in the region leaves new remarkable imprints on guests.

We cannot imagine a perfect charter vacation without tremendous beach getaways in this land where sparkling azure sea, white powdery sands, luscious towering palm trees and plenty of sunshine are intrinsic to everyday life. Be inspired by our choice of the best beaches in the Caribbean to explore aboard a luxury power catamaran, luxury charter mega yacht, luxury charter power yacht or luxury charter sailing yacht.

Ready? Let the adventure begin!

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Treat Yourself to Unrivalled Fun and All-Around Sun with Sunreef Yachts Charter this Winter

Although winter equals plenty of fun for all alpine sports enthusiasts, most of us fear short gloomy days and lack of natural light. To avoid winter blues, Sunreef Yachts Charter rises to the occasion and has for you a selection of top-rated catamarans available in worldwide locations offering onboard luxury, more-than-you-can-imagine relaxation, water sports fun and basking in the sun.

Our luxury catamarans will be available for charter not only in the popular charter region of the Caribbean but also in the South Pacific. Visit St. Martin, St. Barts, St. Lucia, Tortola, Antigua, BVI, USVI, Bahamas or Panama, to name a few, or head over to the southern hemisphere and visit natural wonders of New Zealand while sailing the plush coast of the Bay of Islands.

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Sunreef Yachts Charter Presents the Most Precious Mega Yachts Available This Winter

With winter just around the corner and short, gloomy days a sad reality, we would like to present you with some of the most precious luxury charter mega yachts available with Sunreef Yachts Charter. Escape from it all this winter and recharge your batteries in a tropical destination of your choice!

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Romantic Celebrations, Exciting Family Vacations, Magnificent Destinations: Luxury Catamaran Charter in the Caribbean

Diving aboard Ocean Jedi is awesome!

Springtime is the perfect time to book a luxury catamaran charter in the magnificent islands of the Caribbean. The weather is picture perfect, the water temperature is about 80 degrees and excellent all-inclusive charter rates are available.

Now is the ideal time to charter a performance sailing yacht and embark on an unforgettable family vacation. Bond with loved ones by sharing exciting and educational adventures above and below the water line, while being pampered with first class service and fine cuisine.

Table for two aboard CATSY

Spring is the time of love, what more passionate expression of devotion than a honeymoon or anniversary charter aboard a private yacht. Sail to secluded bays in exotic Guadeloupe or the pristine beaches of Barbuda for a completely private experience. Enjoy divine meals with perfectly paired wines in the utmost romantic atmosphere of candles, rose petals and the gentle sounds of the sea.

 

 

 

KING’S RANSOM

Year Built: 2008

Builder: Matrix

Length: 76

Guests: 10

Crew: 4

Location: Virgin Islands

Rate: From $48,300

KING’S RANSOM has a very spacious layout with a warm and welcoming interior, a flybridge helm, huge trampolines and sophisticated aft deck arrangement, providing the ultimate atmosphere for either high energy sailing or complete relaxation. Guests will enjoy the broad beam and open architecture that works as well for a spirited cocktail party as for a romantic, formal dinner for two.

LADY ALLIAURA

Year Built: 2010

Builder: Alliaura Marine

Length: 75’

Guests: 8

Crew: 4

Location: St. Maarten

Rate: From $38,000

LADY ALLIAURA is a powerful catamaran that combines elegance, efficiency, classic styling and modern amenities to assure the perfect, Caribbean charter. This yacht is a great option for couples, equipped with one king and three identical queen cabins, several bars, and plenty of social areas on board to enjoy impromptu parties.

AVALON

Year Built: 2010

Builder: Lagoon

Length: 62’

Guests: 10

Crew: 2

Location: British Virgin Islands

Rate: From $26,0000

AVALON won the distinguished first place award for good reason, elected by charter professionals for Best in Show at the 2011 Tortola Charter Yacht Show. With her highly experienced crew and exceptional design, clients are assured a most unforgettable charter experience.

LADY BOU BOU

Year Built: 2011

Builder: Lagoon

Length: 62’

Guests: 6

Crew: 3

Location: Saint Marten

Rate: From $24,500

LADY BOU BOU, with comparable accommodations, is perfect for couples that enjoy chartering together. Whether anchored or underway, guests will appreciate the vast area provided by the 32-foot beam on this brand new 62-foot yacht.

 

CATSY

Year Built: 2008

Builder: Sunreef

Length: 62″

Guests: 6

Crew: 2

Location: Virgin Islands

Rate: From $22,500

CATSY was voted by industry professionals as Best Multihull Over 50 Feet at the prestigious 2011 BVI Charter Yacht Show. CATSY’s advanced naval architecture answers the need for superb comfort combined with unmatched sailing performance.

TIPUTA

Year Built: 2004

Builder: Alliaura Marine

Length: 59’

Guests: 8

Crew: 2

Location: Martinique

Rate: From $14,000

TIPUTA is a fully air-conditioned yacht with stylish beechwood interiors and modern furnishings with whimsical details that harmoniously combine luxury, sophistication and fun. This popular charter yacht has an expert crew, memorable cuisine, fine amenities and lots of toys for an unforgettable Caribbean adventure.

SOUL’S CALLING

Year Built: 2007

Builder: Lagoon

Length: 50’

Guests: 6

Crew: 2

Location: British Virgin Islands

Rate: From $14,800

SOULS CALLING is an innovative design with two deck seating areas, one up top with a second helm station as well as a unique front cockpit so guests can always find a special place to unwind while cruising through dazzling tropical waters. Whether stretched out on the front trampoline, in the spacious, covered back cockpit, or relaxing inside in the salon, there is always a gourmet snack, a game to play, a cozy nook for a book, a cold beverage, or a special signature cocktail waiting to be enjoyed.

HAPPY TIME

Year Built: 2010

Builder: Vision

Length: 45′

Guests: 6

Crew: 2

Location: US Virgin Islands

Rate: From $11,500

HAPPY TIME is time for sun and fun, time for sailing and playing in the azure blue waters and balmy breezes of the Caribbean, time to be pampered in luxury by a first class, private crew. This brand new yacht is designed by an owner dedicated to fun and to assuring guests on board will return again and again.

OCEAN JEDI

Year Built: 2009

Builder: Cata Ballotta

Length: 58

Guests: 6

Crew: 2

Location: US Virgin Islands

Rate: From $14,750

OCEAN JEDI is meticulously maintained and features creative, charming and often amusing touches and delightful amenities courtesy of a remarkably talented crew. This is an excellent option for high energy charter guests who enjoy sports, games and spontaneous fun.

HYPNAUTIC

Year Built: 2007

Builder: Lagoon

Length: 44’

Guests: 6

Crew: 2

Location: US Virgin Islands

Rate: From $10,500

HYPNAUTIC features a unique and very romantic master suite that occupies most of the starboard hull including a spacious sleeping area, a sitting area, plenty of storage space, and separate walk in shower. This elegant yacht is an excellent option for family and celebration charters.

Sunreef Yachts Charter features a comprehensive selection of megayachtssailing yachtsluxury catamarans and power boats for luxury crewed yacht charters in destinations worldwide.

For detailed information, rates and availability, please contact a Sunreef Yachts Charter Professional.

 

Planning a Charter in Florida, New England, Mexico, the Bahamas or the Caribbean? Educational Fun Below the Waterline Begins with Free Fishinars from REEF.org

Maltese Falcon - Caribbean Charter

Luxury charter yachts and their crews lead charter guests to some of the world’s most extraordinary spots for snorkeling and diving. Take your underwater exploration to the next level by attending a Fishinar, presented by REEF, in the comfort of your living room. Fishinars are open to divers, snorkelers, and devout landlubbers alike. Participation is free but you need to register for each session you want to attend. No special software is required, just a web browser. You don’t need a microphone or a

webcam to be able to participate. Great for first-timers or those wanting a review. To see the current schedule and to register for one or more sessions visit REEF.org/resources/webinars.

Queen Angelfish - Caribbean

Highlights from the current calendar:

Yacht Charters in the Sea of Cortez:

April 18: QUE PASA? THE TOP 12 FISH OF THE NORTHERN SEA OF CORTEZ. Tropical Eastern

Pacific (TEP) region REEF Fish ID: Learn tips from REEF Expert and fish geek, Jonathan Lavan, on how to ID Sea of Cortez fish.

Lionfish on Bahamian Reef

Southern Atlantic and Caribbean Yacht Charters:

April 25: LIONFISH 101

Join REEF’s Special Projects Director, Lad Akins for an hour long update on the lionfish

invasion, biology/ecology, impacts and what is being done throughout the region. Lad’s talk will be followed by a 15 minute Q&A session.

VICTORY - New England

New England Coastal Yacht Charters:

May 18: THE NORTHEAST’S DIRTY DOZEN

What those die-hard drysuit divers in the North Atlantic are seeing on their dives
A great way to prepare yourself for the Great

Annual Fish Count in July!

REEF is a non-profit organization dedicated to the

OHANA - Bahamas

conservation of the marine environment by educating, enlisting and enabling divers and other marine enthusiasts to become active stewards and citizen scientists. REEF links the diving community with scientists, resource managers and

conservationists through marine-life data collection and related activities.

REEF’s marine conservation and citizen science programs currently operate in the coastal areas of North and Central America, the Caribbean and Hawaii. Our specific project regions include the Tropical Western Atlantic (Florida, Caribbean, Bahamas, Bermuda, Gulf of Mexico, and Mid-Atlantic States), Northeast US & Canada (Virginia through

Beagle VIII - Galapagos

Newfoundland), West Coast (California through British Columbia),Tropical Eastern Pacific (Gulf of California to the Galapagos Islands), and Hawaiian Islands.

Interested in luxury yacht charters in these regions? Sunreef Yachts Charter has a wide range of yachts with dive certified crew and even dive masters on board. Whether you are seeking a superyacht, luxury catamaran, power boat, or sailing yacht, contact a Sunreef Yachts Charter professional to make to find your perfect yacht and crew in destinations worldwide.

Our Charter Experts Onboard 141′ Italyachts MAKIRA: Perfect Island Cruising with Top Speed and Shallow Draft

Italyachts 141′ MAKIRA, with a draft of less than 5 feet, is the perfect luxury charter yacht for exploring the shallow waters of islands such as Makira in the Solomon Island chain. At a cruising speed of 30 knots, the yacht flies over the waves, like the Makira Thrush, Makira Leaf Warbler and Makira Moorhen. Luxury yacht MAKIRA is sleek, fast, sophisticated, fun and in many ways incomparable.

Our Charter experts had the opportunity to tour MAKIRA , speak with the crew and sample the chef’s gourmet finger foods while the yacht was on display at the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show. We began our visit on the aft deck, ideally designed for  the entire charter party to relax, enjoy the view and dine al fresco.

French Chef Willy Pastel excels at preparing sophisticated gourmet meals that range from the exotic to the traditional. His background at hotels such as the Plaza Athénée in Paris, and on charter yachts worldwide, has provided him the opportunity to discover and master many cuisines including: French, Italian, Asian, Russian and Creole.

Chef Willy

The formal dining room forward of the main salon has doorways both port and starboard leading to the helm that can be closed to create a more private space. When these doors are open, along with a central window, guests have a forward facing view standing anywhere in the salon. This architectural innovation serves to augment the sense of space and visually integrate the main deck.

The stairway enclosure (starboard) is used as additional counter space and bisects the salon and dining area to subtly define the spaces. Below, the design theme is repeated with contrasting rich dark woods, white carpeting and light fabrics. The palette suggests the Asian concept of yin and yang to impart a feeling of overall balance on board.

Luxury superyacht MAKIRA features an open and spacious  master stateroom, a very sizable VIP, a double and a twin stateroom, which together provide accommodation for up to nine guests.

MAKIRA is currently available in the Bahamas based in Nassau. MAKIRA will be in the Western Mediterranean in time for the Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix and may consider charters in Croatia from June.

To view all of the photos of MAKIRA from the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show please visit Sunreef Yachts Charter Facebook Album Italycraft 141 MAKIRA.

For a comprehensive selection of luxury charter megayachts, superyachts, sailing and racing yachts and catamarans worldwide please visit Sunreef Yachts Charter.

For up to the minute information on yacht charter availability please contact the charter professionals at Sunreef Yachts Charter.

Our Charter Experts On Board Luxury Charter Superyacht TOP FIVE: An Exquisite Christensen 157 with a Superb Crew

Our charter experts were invited to go aboard and experience the magnificent luxury charter yacht TOP FIVE, a 157′ Christensen available for charter in the Caribbean and the Bahamas. We were extremely impressed with everything about TOP FIVE, from her meticulous craftsmanship to her delightful crew. This is a superyacht with a stately, understated elegance that will enchant her charter guests while easily meeting all of the requirements of a discriminating clientele.

TOP FIVE (ex: Nice ‘N Easy, Liquidity) was built in 2005 by US builder Christensen Shipyards and was originally designed for the shipyard owner himself. Thus, although Christensen is renowned for launching magnificent yachts, TOP FIVE has design elements that launch her cleanly over the top.

Exterior design and naval architecture by the Christensen in-house team endowed TOP FIVE with the powerful and imposing profile that distinguishes the brand in any port of call. Recently the yacht has had an extensive soft goods refit to update interiors that are sophisticated, soothing and subtle. The broad appeal of understated elegance is perfectly suited to the diversity of charter clientele. Regardless of whether charter guests prefer Mozart or Madonna, they will feel comfortable and at home aboard TOP FIVE.

Superb joinery and intricate stonework are distinguishing features of luxury yacht TOP FIVE. Meticulous attention to detail is evident in the raised-panel joinery of American walnut with high gloss finish and perfectly matched wood panels and veneers. Deep earthen tones create a stunning balance against creamy white carpeting with a delicately undulating pattern. Exotic stone materials, including malachite and Juparana persa granite, are beautifully inlaid throughout the foyers, bathrooms and hallways. Contemporary furnishings in a light color palette derive sophistication from a simplicity of form.

Luxury yacht TOP FIVE accommodates 12 guests in six staterooms. The full beam master compartment is located on the main deck and includes stunning his and her facilities with Jacuzzi tub and large shower. A walk-in cedar closet provides ample storage for longer charters. At the entrance, a private study with comfortable sofa and desk allow guests to stay in touch with the office if necessary. On the lower level amidships
is the full beam VIP king suite that has an exquisite bathroom with Jacuzzi and separate shower. The 50 inch TV opposite the bed is cleverly concealed behind a pleasant painting. Also on this level are two queen guest staterooms and two guest staterooms each with double, twin and Pullman beds.

We met Chef Bradley David in his spotless galley on our visit. He surprised us with servings of delicately flavored tomato gazpacho, and what he described as “a sandwich”, (far to common a description of this remarkable crab delicacy), and a signature chocolate mousse creation. He is charming, talented, and a very experienced yacht chef quite capable of pleasing any palate. He said his favorite recipes to prepare are new ones, both his own creative dishes as well as those of other chefs.

Captain Johannes, despite expecting a new group of charter guests within the hour, graciously spent quite a bit of time chatting with us about TOP FIVE and some of his favorite Caribbean itineraries. Not only is he extremely knowledgable about the region, he is also enthusiastic about creating custom itineraries suited to repeat charter clients who are seeking alternative Caribbean ports of call. The Chief Stew and Second Stew were continually smiling, gracious and extremely attentive. This highly professional crew works together harmoniously and seems flawlessly adept at pleasing charter clients.

It was a great pleasure to be on board luxury superyacht TOP FIVE, and to have the opportunity to experience firsthand the elegant interiors, expansive deck spaces and first rate crew. TOP FIVE will undoubtedly be an exceedingly popular charter yacht in the Caribbean and the Bahamas this season.

Please contact Sunreef Yachts Charter for detailed information, charter rates and availability for TOP FIVE, or for comprehensive information about Luxury Yacht Charter and Destinations worldwide.

 

80′ PARADISE Makes Her Debut on the Charter Circuit: Elegant, Swift and Family Friendly

PARADISE is a strikingly handsome yacht, a new and exciting option on the Caribbean charter circuit. The Dutch shipyard Wim van der Valk’s largest build to date, PARADISE is a custom designed totally steel, semi-displacement yacht that was delivered in 2010 and has been in private service until today. PARADISE is perfect for charter families with children seeking an active adventure cruise through the islands of the Bahamas.

The Captain on luxury yacht PARADISE, Nic Edmonds, says his favorite cruising grounds are

Captain Nic Edmonds

the Exumas and Abacos. This is likely because he is an avid fisherman who loves all kinds of fishing; from bottom fishing to bone fishing, trolling to spear fishing. Here, world class fishing grounds offer unparalleled excitement to fishing enthusiasts. “I’ve spent a lot of time in the Exumas and Abacos” says Nic. “There it’s all about reading the water, your GPS means nothing. Where the rocks, the water, the seaweed is, knowing when and what time to cross currents, critical things you learn from experience.”

Captain Nic’s ideal itinerary is “pick-up in Nassau and head for the Exumas, make a straight run all the way down and spend each day off one island fishing it out. There are loads of things to do in the Bahamas and some awesome shore excursions, visiting towns and seeing how the people live, their beliefs, the whole cultural feel, you will never ever be bored.”

From the aft deck throughout the yacht the aura of PARADISE is calming. The main salon is soothingly minimal and monochromatic, an excellent choice of décor that compliments the dark wooden sole and pale cabinetry. A custom designed oversized couch extends along the starboard length while to port the sizeable TV conveniently disappears into the cabinet to create a buffet space. Oversize windows wrap around the entire main deck and in the ceiling a retractable roof allows for fragrant sea breezes and the multitude of stars to shine in at night.

On the lower deck of PARADISE, the spacious master aft has lovely large portholes with snap on mosquito screens for balmy weather when fresh air is preferred over air conditioning. The VIP in the bow features a walk around queen bed and ample storage. Two additional guest cabins have twin single berths that are perfect for children. Three of the four guest cabins are ensuite while the fourth has direct access to the day head.

Outside, the aft deck is equipped with a hard bimini that fully extends to protect guests from the sun and is also equipped with side and aft shades in the event of foul weather. The bimini, barbeque, fridge and sink located here are extremely convenient, especially when fishing.

Proceeding to the bow we notice that the wide walk around decks feature hand rails above the meter mark thoughtfully installed so as to protect and assist younger guests as well as adults. Up front the on-deck Jacuzzi has more jets per inch than we’ve ever seen before. This is the prime place for a bit of relaxation and sun worship, equipped with a state-of-the-art stereo system and an enticing expanse of sun pads.

Captain Nic Edmonds is from New Zealand and has been on boats “since he was a whippersnapper”. In addition to long term industry experience as crew and captain on numerous yachts, from day charters to private superyacts, Nic has open water dive certification and enjoys snorkeling and free diving.

Latvian Stewardess Agnes Bolsevica studied and worked in London in the hospitality industry prior to succumbing to the lure of the sea. She was delighted with the opportunity to spend last summer and autumn on board PARADISE cruising the Mediterranean and anticipates an excellent charter season in the Bahamas and the Caribbean this year. Agnes speaks Latvian, Russian, English and French and enjoys surfing and photography.

Please contact Sunreef Yachts Charter for details about chartering PARADISE and helpful information about Bahamas Yacht Charter.