14 DAYS ON THE LEEWARD ISLANDS: ANTIGUA TO ST. MARTIN

It is without great surprise that the Caribbean region is a popular charter ground for guests spending their sailing holiday in this part of the globe. The Leeward Islands boast fabulous sailing conditions, plenty of sunshine year round, sun-kissed beaches, remote anchorages, ample secluded islets and cays to explore and a vibrant traditional culture exuding plenty of local flavor. The Leeward Islands are an exquisite destination to explore during your winter charter vacation with Sunreef Yachts Charter. Without further ado, embark on your luxury charter catamaran or luxury charter powerboat and spend the holiday you always dreamed of!

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Direction: The World’s Premium Beaches!

Chartering a luxury yacht leaves guests with a wonderful opportunity of visiting awe-inspiring worldwide destinations and combining the thrill of aquatic adventures with sightseeing on land. What better way to experience the open seas than cruising smoothly through soothing transparent waters, whether you choose to visit opulent coastlines in Europe, safe anchorages of the Caribbean and the Bahamas or azure lagoons of the South Pacific. Imagine spending your morning snorkeling or diving in the caressing waters and discovering lush marine life, your afternoon beachcombing and sunbathing on golden or white powdery sands and your evening dining aboard your luxury yacht while listening in to tranquil breezes and admiring verdant beachfront flora.

Visit some of the world’s most spectacular and breathtaking beaches that will tingle the five senses and leave you stupefied by their splendor, crystal waters, fine sands and plush entourage. Getaway with Sunreef Yachts Charter and let your luxury charter yacht guide you to the most remarkable beaches in the world. Bon Voyage!

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Meet the crew of SKYLARK

Luxury catamaran SKYLARK is the newest addition to the Sunreef Yachts Charter fleet and we take the opportunity to present you with her top-notch crew, Captain Jez Fletcher and Chef Caro Uy. This always cordial and friendly close-knit team is devoted to excellence and their passion for traveling and the open seas has taken them to remote places around the world. Now they are up for a new seafaring adventure aboard this high performance power catamaran and are already anticipating treating guests to a royal service.

Do you have a personal favorite destination?

Jez: BVI. It is a beautiful and varied destination with small safe anchorages.
Caro: Corsica in the Med, and the Grenadines in the Caribbean. Jez speaks from the point of view of a captain while I am interested in provisioning. Corsica is a spectacular destination with its craggy coastline and wonderful produce: the maquis (wild herbs), fig trees, chestnuts and olive oil that add a unique tint of flavor to my dishes. The Grenadines offer unique fragrant bay leaf varieties, fresh spices and great lobster, plus friendly local culture and stunning anchorages.

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Luxury power catamaran Sunreef 70 SKYLARK

Sunreef Yachts Charter takes the pleasure in welcoming the newest addition to our charter fleet, luxury power catamaran Sunreef 70 SKYLARK, to be launched this August. Built with the utmost of attention to detail, SKYLARK is a genuine masterpiece among luxury catamarans that has been designed for the utmost of comfort and pleasure of cruising.

Luxury catamaran SKYLARK will be showcased this September at the Cannes International Boat Show before crossing over to the Caribbean for the already anticipated winter season. With an expert crew of 3 ready to cater to your every need and 4 luxury ensuite cabins accommodating up to 8 guests, SKYLARK  is sure to be a great success among charter guests.

The living space aboard this high-performance semi-custom Sunreef catamaran is exquisite and features a main salon with galley and dining area for onboard entertaining where guests will be awe-inspired by the top-notch Bose home theater and opulent seating.

Luxury catamaran SKYLARK is an exciting charter option for all water adventure enthusiasts as she is well equipped with top-notch water toys including a tender, water skis and snorkeling gear. The voluminous aft deck calls for alfresco dining while the vast flybridge lures for complete relaxation in the sun or a refreshing bath in the Jacuzzi.

Please contact us for more information and availability.

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.

 

Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, April 19-24, Marvelous Yacht Charter Destination for Racers and Spectators Alike

The Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, April 19-24, is one of the worlds premier classic yachting events that brings a fantastic collection of boats and people together in the ideal sailing conditions of the [Caribbean](Location:26). For yacht charter clients, the event provides a unique opportunity to crew on a racing yacht, or luxuriate on a spectator yacht in the midst of all the action.

The race originated back in the 60’s, when classic yachts, gathered in English Harbor Antigua, first began to do charters and the captains and crews challenged each other to a race down to Guadeloupe and back to celebrate the end of the charter season.

By 1987, new yachts largely replaced classic yacht competitors in the Regatta. However, participation was revitalized in 1991 when Elizabeth Meyer brought her newly refitted Endeavour, and Baron Edmond Rothschild brought his 6-meter “Spirit of St Kitts”, and the sponsored Concours d’ Elegance was inaugurated. After a few years, Boat International Magazine took over sponsorship of the Concours d’ Elegance publishing features that brought worldwide recognition to the event. In 1996 the “Spirit of Tradition Class” was introduced, giving new yachts built along classic lines the chance to sail with their original sisterships.

Today the event attracts between 50 and 60 yachts including traditional island craft, classic ketches, sloops, schooners, and yawls, along with the spectacular Spirit of Tradition yachts, J Class yachts, and Tall Ships, resulting in a sensational spectacle of sail, in the ideal trade wind sailing conditions of the Caribbean.

Antigua is a very popular yacht charter destination for the magnificent sailing, legendary Antiguan hospitality, plenty of rum, sunshine, and great camaraderie, in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. All of this places the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta in a destination class of it’s own.

Sunreef Yachts Charter has a wide range of charter yachts based in Antigua, in the Caribbean Leewards. Please contact a Sunreef Yachts Charter expert for detailed information, rates and availability.

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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.

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.

 

 

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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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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