Experience America's Cup on your luxury charter yacht
Book your charter for the 35th America's Cup, Bermuda, June 2017 and enjoy front row seats to the on-water action. What could be better than being on board your personally chartered private yacht in Bermuda during the incredible racing of the 35th America's Cup?
In June 2017, the world's best sailors – among them Olympic medallists, world champions and champion Ironman – will compete in Bermuda for the oldest sporting trophy, contended for 160 years, the America's Cup.
For the first time, this premier international event will take place in Bermuda, an island that owes its very foundation to sailing. With legendary pink-sand beaches, endless opportunities for outdoor adventure, championship golf overlooking the ocean, enticing cuisine and an alluring island culture, Bermuda ranks among the world's top charter destinations.
Racing starts with the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Qualifiers 26 May 2017 and the top Challenger will meet Defending Champions ORACLE TEAM USA in the 35th America's Cup Match presented by Louis Vuitton beginning 17 June.
Bermuda's Great Sound will host all the on-water action, a magnificent natural amphitheater set amid a spectacular backdrop of islands and beaches. The Louis Vuitton America's Cup village is located on the South Basin of the Royal Naval Dockyard, and will be the hub of activity in terms of team bases, round the clock dining and entertainment and information about the heritage and mystique of the Auld Mug, as it's known.
No longer the preserve of sailing superyacht owners, competing far out to sea, the modern America's Cup involves high-tech foiling catamarans crewed by elite athletes.
The one-design boats, known as America's Cup Class (ACC) boats, are 15-metres long (nearly 50-feet) and are built to a design rule, but that rule allows designers and engineers to express their creativity in their designs.
They are light and swift, reaching 50 miles per hour (80kms/h) in 16 knots of wind. The close stadium racing is thrilling for spectators, on shore and on boats at close quarters, and makes for nail-biting broadcast vision – for which the event one an Emmy for extraordinary technical innovation for the 34th America's Cup in San Francisco in 2012.
Six teams have taken up the challenge. The defending champion is ORACLE TEAM USA, which won the last event with a spectacular comeback over Emirates Team New Zealand, who return as a challenger, along with Artemis Racing (SWE), Ben Ainslie Racing (GBR), Team France (FRA) and SoftBank Team Japan (JPN).
The perennially popular yacht charter destination, Bermuda is composed of 181 islands, totaling 21 square miles, and has just over 60,000 residents. Water activities, island hopping, soaking up the year-round sunshine and warm hospitality, as well as incredibly diverse cuisine, customs and culture are the many reasons charter guests return year after year to this tropical playground.
Here's a selection of some of the top yachts Luxury Charter Group has available for charter during the America's Cup regatta, May to June 2017*.
This unique Perini Navi, 88 metre sailing superyacht features iconic design, towering sails and spars and impeccable onboard accommodation for up to 12 guests in six cabins. On deck, there's a Jacuzzi and outdoor cinema screen, while she boasts several spaces for alfresco dining and entertaining.
Guest will enjoy the state-of-the-art gym, spa area complete with masseuse, dedicated reading room, formal dining room, bar and a vast saloon. For the kids and kids at heart, MALTESE FALCON comes complete with inflatable waterslide, four tenders, scuba diving gear, jetskis, waterskis, sea pool and much more.
Trailblazing GRACE E is an excellent choice for the health-conscious charter guest seeking complete wellbeing and retreat. Considered the most ambitious and complex yacht from Perini Navi Group, GRACE E is brimming with features. Taking out the prestigious Motor Yacht of the Year at the World Superyacht Awards 2015, GRACE E has since collected a host of awards for her exterior design, interior design and eco-technology.
GRACE E spoils her 12 charter guests with ample space and privacy across five decks, four of which are connected by an elevator and seven luxurious cabins. The spectacular full beam master suite features a large central bath tub and separate his and her shower rooms.
There is an entire wellness deck equipped with a massage room with steam sauna, full gymnasium, a treatment room with hydrotherapy bath, a cold dip bath and dry sauna. Also on the wellness deck, a peaceful retreat room for meditation, or simply chilling out, has 180 degree views out to sea.
The aft sunbathing area provides an ideal yoga floor and includes Jacuzzi, expansive sun pads, stylish loungers and a circular bar. Completing the wellness provisions, a salon for beauty treatments awaits on the upper deck and a 3.5m exercise pool, with varying resistance currents for gentle or more strenuous workouts, is located on the main deck.
GRACE E has a full assortment of watertoys, including four tenders, among them a 3.3 metre Avon Sportjet and a 9.2 metre Cockwells twin Jet tender, as well as seabobs, four WaveRunners, two Jetsurfs, six kayaks, stand up paddleboards and snorkelling gear. Guests are well attended by 22 crew in hand to create life-long memories on your charter vacation.
This superlative 216.6ft (66m) superyacht is ideal for guests with a taste for absolute luxury and pleasure afloat. INVICTUS can accommodate up to 12 guests in nine staterooms. With incredible volume over her six spacious decks, she gives the impression of a yacht many times larger, and comes complete with a fully equipped movie theatre, elevator, Jacuzzi, Gym, Zero speed stabilisers and all the watertoys guests could require for absolute enjoyment.
Expansive deck spaces make possible a range of dining options, from breakfast on the sun deck, to lunch by the dip pool and a five-star gourmet dinner for 22 guests at the impressive owner's deck dining table. Charter guests can make the most of the sun deck with its barbecue, Jacuzzi and sun lounges for blissful relaxation.
Décor is characterised by exotic woods, rare Italian marbles and Art Deco fixtures, while large picture windows throughout afford magnificent views. On board INVICTUS entertainment is key, with a bar on every deck, a bespoke Lalique bar on the owner's level and a piano in the high-ceilinged main salon. The movie theatre recreates the full cinema experience with raised stadium seating for 14 people, reclining armchairs and a huge screen. A spacious Beach Club offers easy access to the yacht's vast inventory of tenders and watertoys and, for those wanting a more conventional workout, there is also a fully equipped gym. INVICTUS is wheelchair accessible and has an elevator linking the main, owner's and bridge decks.
A true world cruiser, 185.04ft (56.4m) MONDANGO 3 can access all areas, including shallow harbours and anchorages. With a spacious interior, MONDANGO 3 is light, airy and full of character with unique textures, contrasts and detailing throughout. Accommodation is provided for up to 11 guests in five beautiful, contemporary cabins with marble ensuite bathrooms. A full beam master suite is situated amidships, plus a VIP suite, a queen cabin and two twins.
This sleek flybridge ketch is fast and stable, smoothly combining high performance sailing with stylish luxury to offer the ultimate in comfort, space and versatility. The yacht's large aft cockpit can be sheltered by an electrically operated 'glass' panels for comfortable dining underway. The flybridge provides an alternative al fresco area for relaxing and dining when at anchor. A sizeable spa pool is ingeniously concealed in the aft deck and tenders are stowed out of sight beneath the foredeck. Her crew of 10 are skilled in guiding guests into new experiences, including the arsenal of watertoys onboard: 7m Smuggler Custom tender, 5.4m Smuggler Strata tender, Hobie Mirage Tandem Island sailing kayak, Hobie Mirage Outback kayak, waterskis, wakeboards and tow toys, stand up paddle boards, snorkelling gear, fishing gear, sea pool and island raft.
The 160.99ft (49.07m) Trinity motor yacht ROCKSTAR boasts luxurious interiors designed by Patrick Knowles. She sleeps up to 12 guests in five staterooms, including an on-deck, split-level Master suite that offers 280 degree views, three double cabins, one twin cabin and two pullman beds.
The interiors feature a palette of grey and cream with bursts of colour in purple and pink, glass light fixtures in the salon and formal dining area and photographs of legendary film stars throughout the yacht.
Rockstar's Skylounge has an L-shaped bar area along with game table, L-shaped sofa and ottomans. Up on the brilliant sundeck guests can take advantage of several lounging spaces from the forward sunpads and Captain's chairs to the aft sofa and lounge chair area. There is a Jacuzzi, cocktail bar, and dining seating for 10, while the Portuguese Bridge has a built-in seating area with occasional table and large sun pads.
Considered an icon in yacht design and construction, the award-winning 155.58ft (47.42m) sailing charter yacht, HYPERION was custom built by Royal Huisman with naval architecture by German Frers. She has accommodation for six guests in three rooms, including a master suite, one double cabin and one twin cabin.
HYPERION's interiors are truly elegant, from the beautiful warm mahogany panels with inlaid marquetry and exquisite Moroccan marbles, to the finest in custom fittings. There are three interior lounges areas. The pilot house has two spacious seating areas with tables and unrivaled views. The upper salon features wrap around windows, a formal dining table and lounge area. A lower saloon is ideal for evening entertainment, with a generous lounge space, occasional chairs and even a piano.
Exterior decks are ideal for enjoying the climate and passing scenery of Bermuda. Her wrap around wide decks give easy access to the expansive, flush foredeck and ample relaxing areas.
The aft deck has a covered seating area, dual helm stations alfresco dining option and plenty of space to entertain, formally or casually. A removable Bimini cover is available for further comfort.
HYPERION boasts plenty of water toy options, thanks to the extended hydraulic swim platform, the more active guests will enjoy long hot days in and on the water while others will just enjoy finding a nook on deck to savour the views.
Worldwide adventurer and the world's first LEED-platinum status megayacht, 129ft (39.32m) SAFIRA is one of the greenest charter yachts in service. She is a true global explorer with an ice-strengthened steel hull, eco-friendly features and itineraries everywhere from Iceland to the South Pacific.
Her innovative features include LED lighting, a desalination system for drinking water, Esthec synthetic decking, high-quality insulation which lowers energy use, engines that can run on a mix of biodiesel and diesel, Schottel azipods that reduce fuel consumption by 20 percent and many materials that are certified renewable resources. SAFIRA accommodates 11 guests in five cabins, including a full-beam master suite. She boasts a top-class entertainment system, on deck Jacuzzi and array of tenders and watertoys for all-day charter fun.
*Yachts are subject to availability at time of booking
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