29th Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show Launches Today

Today kicks off the 29th annual Palm Beach International Boat Show, one of the top 5 boat shows in the country.  On display along the Intracoastal Waterway on Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach will be an astounding display of the world’s most elegant, sleek, and stunning yachts.  This premier in-water yachting lifestyle event will showcase hundreds of boats, yachts, and marine accessories and toys valued at over $1.3 billion.

Continuing through Sunday,  March 23rd more than 600 boats will be available for viewing, including one of our favorites and the largest at the show, the 200 foot Lurssen mega yacht SOULMATES.  A stunning charter yacht, she currently has some last minute availability in the Caribbean from April the 15th to mid May.

BOAT SHOW SCHEDULE

Thurs. Mar 21, 12 Noon – 7pm

Fri. Mar 22, 10am – 7pm

Sat. Mar 23, 10am – 7pm

Sun. Mar 24, 10am – 6pm

SHOW ADMISSION

Adults $16 online or $18 at the gate

Children (ages 6-15) $6 online or $8 at the gate

Children under 6 Free

For more information about the 29th Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show or any of the yachts on display, please contact Sunreef Yachts Charter at charter@sunreef-charter.com.

 

Time to Get Ready for the Palm Beach International Boat Show

The scene at downtown West Palm Beach this weekend is sure to be spectacular as one of the top five boat shows in the country takes center stage.  The 28th Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show will shine the spotlight on an impressive display of more than $1.2 billion worth of boats, yachts and accessories from the world’s leading marine manufacturers.  Taking place March 21st – 24th along the waterfront of Flagler Drive, boat lovers and yachting enthusiasts should prepare themselves for one of the biggest and best shows yet, with hundreds of boats on exhibit including power boats, catamarans, sailing yachts and superyachts over 200 feet in length.

This year attendees can look forward to some great new attractions including a Zeki Swimwear fashion show on Friday and Saturday and live musical entertainment by the Captain Harry band on the Meyer Amphitheatre stage. Other special events and educational activities include IGFA School of Sportfishing seminars and youth fishing clinics.

BOAT SHOW SCHEDULE

Thurs. Mar 21, 12 Noon – 7pm

Fri. Mar 22, 10am – 7pm

Sat. Mar 23, 10am – 7pm

Sun. Mar 24, 10am – 6pm

SHOW ADMISSION

Adults $14 online or $16 at the gate

Children (ages 6-15) $5 online or $7 at the gate

Children under 6 Free

For more information about the 28th Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show or any of the yachts on display, please contact Sunreef Yachts Charter at charter@sunreef-charter.com.

Sunreef Charter Experts Aboard Johnson 103′ Luxury Charter Yacht DIAMOND GIRL: Polished, Poised, Perfection

DIAMOND GIRL, open for viewing at the 2012 Palm Beach International Boat Show, is a very popular charter yacht that repeatedly delights the most discriminating clients. DIAMOND GIRL is supremely elegant yet with a lighthearted disposition and Sunreef Yachts Charter experts were eager to get on board, talk with the crew, and take an intimate look at what makes this a truly dazzling superyacht.

Stepping off the sunny dock up onto the cool shaded aft deck we could easily appreciate the arrangement for al fresco dining on this luxury charter yacht. Here, padded banquette seating strewn with plush throw pillows opposite a row of comfortable, high backed lounge chairs encircles a table easily large enough to accommodate the entire charter party.

Entering the salon aboard DIAMOND GIRL, luminous interiors manifest a feminine, sensual, curvaceousness. The convex curve of the cabinetry perfectly compliments the concave sway of the sofa. In an innovative architectural arrangement the lovely bar, with a backdrop of finely etched glass panels, occupies the center forward position customarily used as a dining area. Dining table and chairs are instead positioned off the starboard side for sweeping side and aft deck views.

Graceful interiors aboard DIAMOND GIRL shimmer and flow as languidly as a summer swell. An artistic use of aquamarine glass bands the perimeter of the ceiling and tops cabinet surfaces, not just in the main salon, but as both a functional and decorative motif throughout the yacht. Ocean waters reflected on the glass, positioned above panoramic windows, create a magical play of light and motion that is mesmerizing.

DIAMOND GIRL features a sumptuous master suite with sweeping forward views through a semicircular swath of picture windows. A few steps lead to the lower level, very private and posh, dual facilities. As in the master, the VIP stateroom is outfitted with a king bed, and both guest suites have queens, making this stylish charter yacht an ideal option for couples chartering together.

Decorating the walls on board DIAMOND GIRL, a diverse collection of artwork includes some outstanding oil paintings by the Owner’s sister in law, Irena Boone, of the very highly rated Boone and Sons Jewelers. Her masterful artwork employs dynamic brushstrokes and a bold color palette to express the beauty and sensuality of the tropics.

While on board DIAMOND GIRL we spoke with the Mate, Jeff and Stew, Bethany. Jeff is eagerly anticipating an exciting summer chartering in the Caribbean and Bahamas, waters with which he is intimately familiar. With a brand new towable tender and plenty of gear the yacht is fully set up for snorkeling and fishing. Jeff knows some excellent spots and Captain Tim is equally knowledgeable, both benefitting from many years of yacht charter experience.

Jeff and Bethany

Bethany, the Stewardess, enjoys snorkeling and fishing too, but is a big fan of all types of water toys. She says that growing up on a lake she had every kind of water toy imaginable. DIAMOND GIRL has plenty of toys on board, including two Bladefish circular underwater sea scooters, and Jeff and Bethany are happy to provide instruction as needed.

DIAMOND GIRL is a very impressive yacht, aesthetically and mechanically. Equipped with twin MTU 16V2000 engines, DIAMOND GIRL cruises at a speedy 19 knots, with a maximum of speed of 24 knots, making her an ideal charter yacht for island hopping in the Bahamas or the Caribbean. The highly skilled crew are charming, professional, and like DIAMOND GIRL, are endowed with a lighthearted sense of playfulness and an endearing sense of humor. Charter DIAMOND GIRL and experience timeless beauty, absolute sophistication and sheer pleasure.

Please visit DIAMOND GIRL for additional descriptive information and charter details.

2012 Palm Beach International Boat Show Review: More People, More Merchandise, More Superyachts

The 2012 Palm Beach International Boat Show is being hailed as a success and a sure sign of a general upswing in the economy. With increased traffic and positive sales results, it appears that people are poised to fully express their passions for yachting.

This year attendance was up at the show, which attracted more than 50,000 people. It covered more space than ever, thanks to the addition of 40 in-water slips at Palm Harbor Marina at the show’s north end.

 

Foyer, DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

More than $350 million worth of marine merchandise was on display, and the number of yachts with an LOA greater than 100 feet was up 35 percent from last year, distinguishing this show as one of the top in the country. Sunreef Yachts Charter experts toured many of the most distinguished charter yachts, including DIAMOND GIRL, PRIVATE LIVES, BLIND DATE, took copious notes, interviewed Captains and crews and sampled gourmet cuisine on board.

Although it is difficult to estimate exactly how lucrative the show will ultimately prove to be, many sales brokers claim pending sales and the rumor mill is hinting about the sale of

Toys, PRIVATE LIVES

one megayacht considered to be a real gem. Serious charter inquiries from qualified clients, including well known celebrities spotted on the docks, indicate that the future of the marine industry looks very bright indeed.

Please visit Sunreef Yachts Charter Facebook page to view photo albums with additional descriptions of DIAMOND GIRL, PRIVATE LIVESBLIND DATE, GLAZE, FOUR ACES and MISS ROSE, some of our favorite and most popular charter yachts in the show.

 

 

The 27th Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show: Elegance on the Water

The 27th Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show will transform downtown West Pam Beach into a dazzling showcase of the boating lifestyle. One of the top ten boat shows in the nation, the show features more than $350 million worth of boats, yachts and accessories from the world’s leading marine manufacturers.

The spectacular yachting event takes place March 22 through March 25, 2012, along scenic Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach and will feature hundreds of boats ranging from small inflatables and center consoles to fishing boats and superyachts up o 200 feet.

Many of the superyachts on display at the show are available for charter. Here are some of our favorites:

DIAMOND GIRL is a striking superyacht; sweeping curvilinear glass adds boldness to the bright white of her stacked decks. This imposing luxury charter yacht is as powerful as she appears, equipped with twin MTU 16V2000 engines DIAMOND GIRL cruises comfortably at 19 knots, making her an ideal charter yacht for island hopping through the spectacular waters of the Bahamas or the Caribbean.

GIGI is a luxury charter yacht with delightful decor guests will find elegant yet whimsical and easily inaugurates the spirit of fun. GIGI, a Hargrave 97, is an excellent option for charter families with children, yet is equally ideal for a romantic celebration or a group of friends. GIGI is available for charters in Florida and the spectacular islands of the Bahamas.

SOVEREIGN is a luxury motor yacht that may have been launched in 1993, but by all accounts she has an ageless beauty. Meticulous maintenance and a recent complete refit contribute to her continuing popularity, and on this elegant charter vessel the reputation of the outstanding crew also plays a role in attracting numerous repeat clients.

MISS ROSE  has an especially exquisite layout for charter clients, offering great flexiblity with two Master Staterooms, one at the aft of the upper deck with whirlpool bath, shower and his and hers sinks, office and doors leading to the upper deck and the second on the main deck with his and hers ensuite bathrooms with conjoining shower and large walk in wardrobe.

 

In addition to the wide selection of watercraft, marine accessories, refreshments and live musical entertainment, the show offers special events and fun and educational activities for boaters of all ages. The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) School of Sportfishing presents “mini-sessions” with some of the area’s best captains and professional anglers who will share sportfishing’s hottest tips and tricks.

BOAT SHOW SCHEDULE:
Thursday, March 22, 2012: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m
Friday, March 23, 2012: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 24, 2012: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 25, 2012: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

BOAT SHOW ADMISSION:
Adults: $14 at the gate; $12 online
Children (Ages 6-15) $5 at gate; $3 online Free
Children under 6

Qualified sale and charter clients are welcome to contact Sunreef Yachts Charter experts to arrange for a personalized, escorted tour of any of the yachts for sale or charter at the Palm Beach International Boat Show.

Please visit Sunreef Yachts Charter to view a selection of megayachts, luxury catamarans, sailing yachts and power yachts available for charter at destinations worldwide.

Elegant Explorer 120′ PRIVATE LIVES, Ramp 8; Slip 829-840 Palm Beach Show

PRIVATE LIVES, a 120’ luxury expedition motor yacht, will be available for viewing to qualified clients attending the Palm Beach International Boat Show this week. Built by the Turkish shipyard RMK Marine with naval architecture, interior and exterior styling by the Dutch design team at Vripack, this elegant yacht is designed and constructed for transoceanic adventure without sacrifice to style and comfort. The yacht, currently based in the Mediterranean, is available for sale or charter.

Distinctive and rugged, PRIVATE LIVES is built for the high seas and decked out for the high life.  The main deck houses the grand salon, dining room, fully equipped office and master suite. Contemporary traditional interiors are arranged for ease of circulation and maximization of space. The handsome color palette is augmented by rich wood paneling that together enhance a nautical theme.

Luxury charter yacht PRIVATE LIVES has a very special layout designed to take full advantage of living at sea with voluminous decks and spectacular views. The main deck master suite features king bed, dual bathrooms and breathtaking floor to ceiling windows. The upper deck houses four other guest suites, two queen doubles, one with shower and one with bath, and two twin cabins with showers. There is a sauna forward on the upper deck. The aft deck is an expansive outdoor area that serves to extend living space.

Crewed charter yacht PRIVATE LIVES offers plenty of options for leisure diversions while cruising to some of the world’s most hard-to-reach places. State-of-the-art entertainment equipment allows for excellent audio and visual options. Guests will also enjoy uncluttered and serene deck spaces with plenty of lounging for sun worshippers or relaxing in the shade, as well as options for al fresco dining.

Explorer yacht PRIVATE LIVES offers excitement for guests of all ages, interests and abilities. Sport fishermen will thrill to an aft configuration that houses two fighting chairs and extensive fishing gear. Luxurious superyacht PRIVATE LIVES is also equipped with a 20ft custom Novurania inboard tender, perfect for exciting shopping, dining and exploration ashore, a 19ft Boston Whaler with twin Yamaha engines, two 2-man wave-runners, a Sunfish sailing dinghy, two Hummer mountain bikes, snorkel and dive gear, water-skis and tows.

This elegant expedition yacht with steel hull and aluminum superstructure is designed to go the distance safely and economically. PRIVATE LIVES features low fuel consumption and offers silent and vibration free running with a range exceeding 5,000 nautical miles.

Power yacht PRIVATE LIVES has a top speed of 13.5 knots and cruises comfortably at 10.5 knots. Her talented, dedicated and delightful crew of seven provide superb service and expert navigation. The winning combination of unique expedition yacht and extraordinary crew assure guests of the ultimate charter experience at sea, at anchor and in port.

Follow this link to view luxury charter yacht PRIVATE LIVES detailed information. Contact Sunreef Yachts Charter expert to make an appointment for an escorted to of  this magnificent yacht at the Palm Beach International Boat Show.

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