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.

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Chef Sony Namdev On Board Luxury Charter Yacht CHE: Conch Salad Inspires Healthy Eating with Gourmet Flair

Chef Sony Namdev mastered the art of cooking while working as a chef in various resorts and yachts in Malaysia, Japan and Australia. His world travels have resulted in an exceptional and original blend of Indian, Creole, Chinese, Japanese, Italian and French cuisine. His dishes tend toward exotic and trend toward very healthy. A charter on on board performance catamaran Sunreef 114 CHE is as delicious an experience as it is delightful.

Conch Salad with Turmeric Vinaigrette

(may substitute with fish)

 

Ingredients:

300 grams of Conch meat or deep fried fish

10 cherry tomatoes

1 medium red onion

½ green pepper

½ red pepper

½ yellow pepper

Coriander

Green onions

 

 

Turmeric Vinaigrette

1 tsp. minced ginger

1 tsp. minced garlic

1 tsp. turmeric

1 tsp. brown mustard seeds

salt& pepper

Olive oil

1 whole lime

 

Preparation:

Boil the conch meat for 45 minutes to 1 hour in salted water

Slice and reserve

Slice all vegetables Julienne style

For the vinaigrette toss together all the ingredients, heat the oil and add to

the mixture

Cool down and add lemon juice

Mix, the conch meat and vegetables and add the vinaigrette

Sunreef Yachts 114 luxury sailing catamaran CHE offers an unparalleled adventure that guests wholly become a part of, a genuinely interactive experience in the capable hands of an extraordinary Crew that in combination produce the ultimate dream charter vacation. Che is available for charter in the Caribbean and Mediterranean.

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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.

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Our Experts On Board the Dazzling Benetti 60m Charter Megayacht DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

Our charter experts had the priceless opportunity of touring Owner John Staluppi’s newest Bond-themed megayacht, DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER. This Benetti 60-meter masterpiece is a dazzling tribute to the superb naval architecture and engineering synonymous with the brand, and the artistic genius of designer Evan Marshall.

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER launched on Saturday 26th November 2011 at the state-of-the-art Benetti shipyard in Livorno, and made her US debut as the largest and most phenomenal yacht at the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show. The official name of the yacht bears the very personal signature of Mr. John Staluppi, the owner of many superyachts, each more spectacular than the previous, and each bearing the name and stunning design references to a James Bond film.

The elegant external line of the superyacht DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER is characterised by compact forms and dynamic slender lines. The balanced combination of traditional design elements and modern innovative stylistic and engineering solutions so characteristic of the shipyard gives a dynamic presence to DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER that is sure to turn heads in every port of call.

Interiors are literally brilliant. Thousands of Swarovski crystals embedded in furniture, fabrics and artwork, high gloss woodwork and polished marble floors, mirrored surfaces, reflective stainless, and prismatic etched glass, create an ambiance that is almost surreal.

On board, full customization includes the particular arrangement of the staterooms, the location of the wheelhouse on the flybridge, the remarkable interior design and decor, the engine room made entirely of stainless steel and the addition of the top deck above the flybridge, a private panoramic deck 12 meters above the sea that can be reached by the glass elevator that serves all the yacht decks.

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Virgin Islands Adventure: Spending 7 Nights Aboard a Private Luxury Yacht Charter

The Virgin Islands, named by Christopher Columbus for the legend of St. Ursula and her 11,000 virgins, are a spectacularly beautiful group of islands. Breathtaking scenery, ideal climate and comfortable cruising conditions equal paradise for Luxury Crewed Yacht Charter clients who have the opportunity to explore living reefs, white sand beaches and charming towns, all within close proximity to one another. Presented here is a sample seven night itinerary designed with something for everyone.

Day 1: St. Thomas to St. John

Board your luxury charter yacht in St. Thomas, USVI and enjoy a delightful lunch on the aft deck and a leisurely sail to Francis Bay on St. John. It is nearly always possible to find a lovely secluded spot on this vast, white sand beach. Launch the yacht toys and spend the afternoon playing and swimming in crystal clear, turquoise waters. Snorkelers head for the deeper waters just beyond the shallow fringing reef along Francis Bay’s rocky north shore to view an amazing and rich variety of marine life. Stroll along beach or follow the Francis Bay Trail that runs along the salt pond behind the beach and is an excellent place for bird watching, especially early in the morning. Return to the the yacht to enjoy signature sunset cocktails followed by a delicious dinner under the stars.

Day 2: St. John to Jost Van Dyke

Leinster Bay, St John, offers a morning of spectacular snorkeling or hiking. Most agree that Waterlemon Cay, just offshore from the east end of Leinster Bay, is the best snorkeling on St. John. Explorers and hiking enthusiasts can walk along the many island trails where visitors are likely to spot feral donkeys and small herds of goats that roam freely through the bush. History buffs should take the Brown Bay Trail that leads to some of the most extensive ruins on the island of St. John.

In the afternoon set sail for the Jost Van Dyke, first stop in the British Virgin Islands. Foxy’s is one of the world famous beach bars where visitors can divulge in authentic Calypso island revelry. Join a “jump up” party and mix with visitors and locals, sample island cuisine, microbrews, and potent tropical rum drinks.

Day 3: Jost Van Dyke to Tortola

Sail around Sandy Cay, Sandy Spit and Green Cay for a morning of exploring, beach combing and spectacular snorkeling in the beautiful British Virgin Islands. Sandy Spit is a picture perfect “deserted island” and the marine life surrounding the island is breathtaking. Next cruise to Cane Garden Bay, Tortola, a magnificent stretch of beach with charming local bars, a couple of excellent restaurants and a small rum factory.
 Overnight in Cane Garden Bay or head to West End, Tortola and a shore excursion to Pusser’s Landing for a “Painkiller” and some island shopping.

Day 4: Tortola to Norman Island

The Bight at Norman Island is renowned for legends of hidden pirate treasure yet to be found. Norman Island, rumored to be the basis for the Robert Louis Stevenson novel, Treasure Island, is a popular snorkeling destination where deep, dark caves provide a magical experience. The island is privately owned and the only permanent inhabitants are wild goats. However, an old barge named the “Willie T” operates as a risque bar and restaurant known for seriously wild partying, mostly after dark.

Day 5: Norman Island to Virgin Gorda

Virgin Gorda is world famous for its geologically mysterious Baths, where huge boulders descend into pools and grottoes that are fascinating for visitors of all ages to explore. Board your yacht for lunch and a picturesque cruise to North Sound, Virgin Gorda, to visit the Bitter End Yacht Club, a premiere luxury water sports resort with a variety of activities available including kitesurfing, boardsailing, diving and hiking. The Bitter End Spa is rated “A World’s Best” by Conde Nast Traveler.

Day 6: Virgin Gorda to Peter Island

Enjoy a morning swim then cruise to a serene beach on Deadman’s Bay and a colorful coral reef at Great Harbor. Spend the afternoon and/or evening at Peter Island Marina, Resort and Spa for an upscale island experience. This is a beautiful setting in which to meet fellow yachtsmen and elite travelers, enjoy five star formal dining and world class facilities.

Day 7: Peter Island to St. John

Launch the yacht’s water toys and have some water sports fun either above or below the water line. Divers will thrill to the 1867 wreck of the British mail steamer R.M.S. Rhone, laying on the ocean floor encrusted in coral. In the afternoon, sail to Cruz Bay, the main town on St John, to clear U.S. Customs. For guests who enjoy shopping and shore excursions, this charming city features island architecture, quaint boutiques and restaurants and historical points of interest. Guests who prefer the surf, head to nearby Christmas Cove on Great St James Island for afternoon snorkeling and other watersports fun. The final dinner on the aft deck of the yacht, bathed in the balmy Caribbean breeze, is a moment to savor.

Day 8: St. John to St. Thomas

Enjoy an excellent breakfast on deck and go for a final swim before setting sail for St. Thomas. Say a fond farewell to the crew as the dream of returning to the spectacular Virgin Islands begins to take shape. Guests that have an extended stay of a day or two will find St. Thomas an enchanting island with excellent attractions, restaurants and duty free shopping.  

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These and many other Luxury Charter Yachts are available for charter in the Virgin Islands.

OLGA

PARADISE

BIG CITY

INSPIRATION

DAMRAK II

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.

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Charter Racing Schooner ELENA: A Thoroughly Modern Classic Yacht

The Classic Era of Yachting refers to a period when newly rich industrialists in a pre-WWII world, ripe with potential, commissioned naval architects to create what have become legendary sailing and motor yachts.

Luxury sailing yacht ELENA is based on just such a vessel, Elena, the Trans-Atlantic Race record holder from 1928. While ELENA has been meticulously recreated using the original drawings by Nathaniel G. Herreshoff, this classic sailing yacht features state-of-the-art engineering and equipment. Aboard ELENA, charter guests will delight in an exhilarating, romantic and luxurious experience discovering the wonders of Caribbean Destinations.

Superyacht ELENA delivers a thrilling experience for sailors enthusiastic about taking part in the famous Classic Yacht Regattas of the Caribbean, yet is equally desirable for a gentler island cruise with family and friends. ELENA is equipped with an extensive sail plan for maximum power racing or cruising. Uncluttered deck space offers plenty of room for an active race crew or an afternoon of relaxation.

Nautical interiors on board crewed charter yacht ELENA reflect the elegance of the yacht’s flowing lines and pay tribute to the Herreshoff designs of the early 20th Century.  Below deck, guests will have access to all the modern day luxuries and amenities expected on a world class charter yacht including the latest navigation, communication and entertainment systems. The full beam salon offers a spacious dining area with seating for ten guests. To starboard, plush settees and a large television are conducive to relaxing indoors. Overhead skylights and portholes offer an abundance of natural light flow throughout.

Accommodations on board luxury charter yacht ELENA have been designed with as much historical accuracy as possible without sacrifice to luxury and comfort. Thoughtful yet discreet modern touches ensure the complete satisfaction of charter guests.  All five cabins are exquisitely finished with mahogany paneling, built in cabinetry, fine linens and first class amenities. Interior ornamental details are strictly patterned after original Herreshoff designs. The ensuite bathrooms have separate showers and toilets and feature elegant period fittings. Cabins have privately controlled air conditioning systems and fully loaded iPads.

This inspirational racing yacht has an expansive deck space with area suitable for the 50 race crew necessary during a serious regatta or for as many as 80 guests for a cocktail party or corporate event.  In addition, a spacious sun pad area with plush lounge chairs lures sun worshippers, while guests who prefer cooling shade can relax under a large bimini, erected over the boom, to elude the heat of the day. A custom designed teak table is easily set up on the deck for al fresco dining. The gourmet chef on board ELENA creates superb cuisine, pared with the perfect wine; the lovely repast is even more sumptuous against the beautiful backdrop of Caribbean islands.

ELENA, a truly winning charter schooner, comprises a remarkable blend of classic beauty and contemporary speed. After following the designs of the original ELENA so meticulously, there is no doubt that this spectacular yacht, nearly one hundred years later, is as successful as her original namesake and one of the most outstanding charter yachts available today.

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Heesen Yachts Luxury 144ft Superyacht LADY L Launched From Shipyard

Heesen Yachts announces the launch of YN 15944, formerly Project Zentric, from their facility in Oss, the Netherlands. The Owner has christened her MY Lady L. This vessel is the eighth in the successful 44 meter, all-aluminum, semi-custom class. YN 15944 was begun as an “on stock project” by the shipyard, which commenced the build prior to securing the signed contract in 2011.

Last November the deal was closed for YN 15944, which was delivered just two months later. Building in aluminum to enormously demanding tolerances, the Heesen hull-form is designed to optimize the way a yacht moves through the water. MY Lady L reaches the remarkable speed of 25 knots, making her one of the fastest yachts of her size on the market.  Twin MTU 2.720kW engines combined weight reduction and an ultra-efficient hull make the speed possible.

Using the experience gained from constructing previous 44 meter aluminum yachts, Heesen has designed MY Lady L to fully maximize the amount of deck space available resulting in even greater levels of luxury. Guests will likely spend most of their time at sea on the expansive 45 square meter sun deck. They’ll also enjoy the main and upper aft decks as the perfect locations for alfresco dining or just lounging in the shade; while the seating area on the foredeck is ideal for catching the breeze when at anchor, or for privacy when docked stern-to in the harbor.

Frank Laupman from Omega Architects designed the timelessly refined interiors where pale woods and precious fabrics accentuate light and space. The sleek, classic Deco design keeps living areas elegant and clutter-free. The main saloon is split into three distinct spaces within the open-plan layout. In addition to the main sofas and dining areas, there is an intimate semicircular seating area adjacent to the huge curved sliding glass doors. The sky lounge has been designed to provide several different entertaining and relaxation spaces. Deep sofas line both sides of the room, while an aft circular arrangement of stools and table creates a laid-back atmosphere.

Ten guests can be accommodated in five cabins. The full-beam master suite is situated on the main deck and includes a study and full-beam his-and-hers marble bathroom. Two double and two twin cabins, all with ensuite marble bathrooms, are located on the lower deck.

Length over all:  44,77m / 146ft 10in

Beam over all:  9,00m / 29ft 6in

Draft: 2,81m / 9ft 3in

Displacement (50% load): 280 tons

Maximum speed (50%load): 25 knots

Range at 12 knots:  3.200Nm (Trans-Atlantic)

Fuel capacity: 69.000 litres / 18.250 US gallons

Fresh Water capacity:  16.000 litres / 4.250 US gallons

Main engines:  2 x MTU 16V 4000 M90

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Trinity 157ft. Luxury Charter Yacht COCKTAILS: An Intoxicating Superyacht from Bow to Stern

Sunreef Charter Experts were delighted to have the opportunity to tour COCKTAILS, a magnificent Trinity 157, while she was docked at Bahia Mar in Fort Lauderdale. COCKTAILS (EX Janie, Chevy Toy) launched from Trinity Shipyard in 2004, underwent an extensive refit in 2011, and emerges with a very stylish new look.

While the aesthetic is contemporary, the liberal use of white leather, fabrics, paneling and marble impart a classical Greek tone. The contrast of this alabaster palette with the liberal use of rich, dark woods makes a striking presentation.

Entering from the aft deck, the length of the main deck stretches forward in an uninterrupted majesty of space. Somewhere far forward in this open architectural layout is the formal dining arrangement. Although there is no physical separation between these two areas, the eye is pleasantly fooled.

Accommodations for 10 guests include a sumptuous king size master suite, two king size guest suites, one queen guest suite and a guest with two single beds and a Pullman. The master features a handsome dual bathroom with Jacuzzi tub designed with a Victorian traditionalism that extends throughout the suite.

The sky lounge on COCKTAILS is a casual social space with game table, state-of-the-art entertainment system, fully equipped bar and spectacular views through oversize windows. However, it is the alluring sundeck where guests will likely spend as much time as possible.

Forward, an arc of plush sun pads with some 40 throw pillows for back support surrounds the Jacuzzi, while aft lounge chairs near the marble top bar each have a side table perfectly positioned to hold a signature tropical cocktail with fresh fruit supporting a miniature paper umbrella, or a vodka martini.

On our visit, COCKTAILS highly acclaimed chef prepared a tantalizing array of seafood appetizers including shrimp, lobster, clams and oysters, prepared in various indescribably delicious ways, and so apropos for an evening on the water.

COCKTAILS promises to be an extremely popular charter yacht that will delight the most discriminating charter clients. The professional crew of nine is superbly skilled in the art of service and know how to cater to the individual needs of their esteemed guests. With elegant surroundings, the renowned sea keeping abilities of Trinity yachts, and  styling that will turn heads in any port of call, COCKTAILS is an unparalleled charter option.

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Heesen Yachts’ Project Ventura: 50m All-Aluminum Superyacht Scheduled for 2013 Delivery

Dutch superyacht builder Heesen has a signed contract for YN 16050, now known as Project Ventura, which boasts a projected top speed of 23 knots making her one of the world’s fastest semi-displacement 50 meter yachts as well as one of the most efficient on the market. In consultation with Van Oossanen Associates, Heesen’s in-house naval architects created a sophisticated and highly efficient hard-chine hull. When combined with Heesen’s acknowledged weight reduction expertise and a pair of high power-to-weight ratio MTU 2.720kW engines, Project Ventura is able to deliver her excellent top speed as well as a very economical fuel burn and a particularly long range of 3.200Nm at 12 knots.

Streamlined exterior styling is by Frank Laupman from Omega Architects and acclaimed Italian designer Francesco Paszkowski and the Owner are responsible for the stunning interiors. Their contemporary vision is chic yet minimal, based on just two woods of contrasting color and texture: richly patterned polished ebony for parquet floors and furniture surfaces, and whitened oak for the paneling. A key feature of Project Ventura is the attention paid to integrating controlled ambient lighting. Every area of the yacht can easily be adapted to suit the mood and atmosphere of the moment.

Project Ventura sleeps twelve guests in six staterooms (with an additional cabin for the Owners’ private staff.) There are in fact two master staterooms: the first with a spectacular circular bedroom leading directly outside on the upper deck; the other full-beam on the main deck that features a private study. A full-beam VIP suite, two double and one twin guest cabins are situated on the lower deck together with the twin staff cabin. All staterooms are designed with stately ebony floorboards, white oak paneling, and exceptional amounts of space, considerable storage and large wardrobes concealed within the design scheme.

The delivery of YN 16050, Project Ventura, is scheduled for spring 2013 after intensive sea trials in the North Sea.

LOA: 163.4’

Beam: 29.6’

Draft: 8.2’

Fuel: 18,200 US Gal

Water: 4,300 US Gal

Engines: 2 x MTU 16V 4000 M90

Stabilizers: VT Naiad type 720 with 2 fins of 3,5 m2, zero speed

Maximum Speed: 23 knots

Range @ 11 knots: 3200nm