Carefree Island Hopping on an 8 Day Yachting Holiday in the British Virgin Islands

The lush islands of the BVI’s offer pristine beaches, secluded bays, crystalline seas, verdant mountainous landscapes, luxurious hideaways, and vibrant flora and fauna, combined with a laidback atmosphere that is perfect for those seeking a relaxing tropical getaway.  If the island lifestyle is calling your name, we have the ultimate 8 day yachting holiday in the British Virgin Islands traveling to Norman Island, Cooper Island, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, and Jost Van Dyke.   So come aboard with Sunreef Yachts Charter for a carefree island hopping adventure in the Caribbean that will leave you with memories for years to come! Continue reading

Jost Van Dyke – A Laidback Tropical Haven in the BVI’s

Jost Van Dyke - An Idylllic Yacht Charter Destination

Celebrated for its rustic unspoiled beauty and casual laidback atmosphere that invites you to escape from it all, Jost Van Dyke exemplifies relaxed island living.   One of the more popular yacht charter destinations in the British Virgin Islands located just northwest of Tortola, the motto here is “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem” and this charming 4 mile long island gem has undoubtedly captured the hearts of many barefoot visitors that have arrived upon her breathtakingly scenic shores.    The alluring pristine landscape marked by verdant green rolling hills, glistening white powdery sand beaches, and sparkling clear turquoise waters paints a dreamy picture-perfect welcome as your charter yacht  rolls ashore. Continue reading

Introducing Sunreef Luxury Catamaran TURETE – A Stylish Charter Yacht Available in the BVI’s

Utterly divine, TURETE is stately luxury charter sailing catamaran featuring enhanced performance capabilities, state of the art electronics, and a well-crafted layout that optimizes comfort at sea. A custom built Sunreef 62, she is a superb example of minimalist design with eye-catching aesthetics that emphasize the beauty of clean lines.

Boasting of chic styling inside and out, TURETE is an ideal charter yacht for those with refined tastes. Her impeccable interior is finished in dark wenge wood complemented by a sophisticated palate of creamy whites, tans, and beiges evoking an atmosphere of understated elegance. With sleek modern décor and stunning designer accents, the bright and airy salon is both stylish and soothing, offering an abundance of natural light flooding through spectacular panoramic windows. TURETE’s exceptional staterooms are equally impressive offering plush accommodations for up to eight guests in four spacious double cabins. Continue reading

Tortola – Discover the Lure of this Legendary Sailor’s Paradise

Tortola

Marked by crystal clear turquoise waters, warm and steady trade winds and year-round perfect weather, Tortola is a true sailor’s paradise.  Adding to the island’s appeal is her coveted central location just a short trip away to neighboring Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Gorda and Anegada.  Throw into the mix pristine white sand beaches, prime spots for surfing, diving and snorkeling, great entertainment and friendly locals, and it is clear to see why this lush and exotic destination located in the British Virgin Islands earned the reputation as the charter yacht capital of the Caribbean. Continue reading

Sizzling Spring and Summer Savings on the Luxury Yacht Charter of Your Dreams

This spring and summer there are some delightful deals to be had on a fabulous selection of charter yachts available in exciting destinations such as Croatia, the French Riviera, Alaska, and the South Pacific.

Here is a round-up of some of the best yacht charter deals and promotions going on now:


ANITA – 112′ Leopard

Fantastic rate reduction for the West Med this summer- €70,000 low season instead of €90,000 (a 22% reduction!) €80,000 high season instead of €95,000 (a 16% reduction!)

 

ANNABEL II – 97’ Horizon

Save 20% off a luxury yacht charter in Croatia, May 15 – June 7, 2012

 

ANNA J – 120′ Palmer Johnson

17% discount for May charters in the West Mediterranean

 

 

 

 
CHE – 114’ Sunreef

Available in the South Pacific this August and September at the reduced Inclusive Rate of €59250! -20% off last year’s rate!

 

 

 


OCEAN PEARL – 115’ Christensen

Charter in Alaska this summer and get 9 days for the price of 7.  Must book by May 15.

 


WORLD’S END – 65’ Fountaine-Pajot

Book one week or more in the West Mediterranean between June – September and receive the special discounted rate of 22,500 Euro + APA. Yacht charter must be booked by May 31st.

 

For all of the latest deals and specials, make sure to check out our special offers page.

 

 

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.

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.

 

 

Sunreef Experts On Board MI SUENO: 190′ Trinity Luxury Charter Yacht Is Proof That Dreams Do Come True

Claire, the poised and charming Second Stewardess, recently escorted Sunreef Yachts Charter experts on a tour of elegant superyacht MI SUENO, a magnificent 190’ Trinity that launched in 2010. Claire, was so very gracious as to carry my purse for me, which I generally stash in a corner, in

Claire, up top with bag still in tow

order to be free to take photographs. It is an example of the flawless level of service to be found on board MI SUENO by her highly professional, dedicated and endearing crew.

The entrance through the foyer from the main aft deck is flanked by very large capacity, very well stocked, temperature controlled wine refrigerators. Row upon row of wines and champagnes stored here include the MI SUENO label of red and white wines from the namesake vineyard in Napa Valley, California. The inspirational rags to riches story of the Owner gives clarity to a double entendre, his personal dream serves as a true testament to the American dream.

Alice in Wonderland Head

MI SUENO features styling and engineering by the Trinity team and yacht designer Patrick Knowles has applied his extraordinary visual ability to interiors. His soothing and contemporary color palette pivots around tones of earth and sea. The furniture arrangement in the main salon creates a congenial area conducive to conversation. The sophisticated elegance of the formal dining room is enhanced by the original work of modern art that spans one wall. This undulating painting, along with panoramic views on port and starboard sides, intensifies the sensation of being afloat.

We continue forward toward the master compartment, pausing to admire the day head Claire fondly calls the “Alice in Wonderland” bathroom. The master suite includes a full size, walk-in wardrobe and, in a somewhat unusual layout, separate his and hers facilities on opposite sides of the hall. Hers includes a spacious Jacuzzi tub with a view.

The living space is arranged behind and below the forward facing bed. A plush sofa to starboard is positioned for reclining opposite a flat screen, pop up TV and to port is a fridge with a mini bar. This self contained compartment is a privacy option that makes MI SUENO ideal for romantic charters. Claire described laying rose petals across the bed and all the way down the corridor to the delight of a couple that chartered for an amorous weekend.

Guests on board MI SUENO are accommodated in four luxurious king bed suites including a palatial VIP. There are also one queen and one twin with Pullman cleverly concealed behind artwork, which is the best option for children that always dislike sharing a bed with their siblings.

The skylounge bar is covered in striking variegated tiger marble that receives many

Chef Rob Mitchell, Sous Chef Sara Watson

Lobster Mango Salad

compliments. These rich, warm tones of brown and gold are integrated throughout the salon furnishings. The protected aft deck is where guests prefer to dine, it is fully air conditioned and features a flip down television that rotates 360 degrees. Today guests are treated to a jazz duo and an irresistable array of finger foods that include lobster mango salad and Kobe beef sliders. Chef Robert Mitchell, with restaurant experience that includes head chef at Gautreau’s in New Orleans, impressed everyone with his creative cuisine.

High up on the spectacular sundeck guests can enjoy a variety of activities including the practice launch of biodegradable golf balls from a patch of astro turf into the sea. This deck level is also the stage for “tiki parties” that include water balloon fights in which everyone dons pirate costumes and the crew of 14 challenges the guests to battle. The elliptical trainer and other workout equipment is housed on this level, as well as the Jacuzzi, splash pool, and forward facing bar with magnificent views.

MI SUENO is perfectly equipped to make charter guests’ dream a charter a reality. With a highly skilled, professional, lighthearted and fun loving crew of 14, guests are truly given a royal treatment. MI SUENO is currently finishing up the charter season in the Caribbean and will be spending the summer in the Mediterranean, based out of Antibes, France.

Please visit MI SUENO for additional description and charter information.

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Contact a Sunreef Charter expert directly.