100 yachts, 5 days at Antigua Charter Yacht Show
Spreading across Nelson’s Dockyard Marina in English Harbour, the Falmouth Harbour Marina and the Antigua Yacht Club Marina, the event showcases close to 100 of the current yachts available for charter in the Caribbean and also the Mediterranean. Luxury Charter Group will attend the Charter Show again this year – their ninth charter show for 2015 – intent on meeting Captains, crews and managers and inspecting the vessels ahead of the current season.
Director, Jeni Tidmarsh and the Luxury Charter Group Team, Radek Gendek from Europe and Sharon Bahmer from the US, have been invited to receptions, lunch and dinners with the Captains and crews of charter yachts in attendance. Their first-hand experience of the diverse array of yachts on offer, including the ambience aboard each yacht, the chef's cuisine style, its accommodation and amenities, the crew's expertise, the complement of water toys onboard, and knowing the main points of difference, mean they are better able to describe first-hand each yacht's discerning features and match clients with their ideal charter yacht.
"Every yacht is different, from its décor to the skills of its crew," explains Jeni. "Our professional edge relies on us keeping up to date with what each charter yacht offers and in fact which yachts we will and won't recommend our clients consider for particular reasons."
"But it's not just about the hardware. The Crew are crucial in the success of a charter. Meeting Captains and Crew throws good light on the skills and energy on board, their adaptability, their experience and their professionalism."
"Our commitment to our clients is evident in attending shows such as Antigua. This year we have already attended Shows at Genoa, Greece, Turkey, Cannes, Monaco, Ft Lauderdale, Miami and BVI. Of these, Antigua is the largest Show dedicated solely to charter yachts."
"Armed with our first-hand experience of every aspect of these yachts, we are best informed to match our clients with their ideal yacht and crew, assuring you of a stress-free and fabulous charter experience."
This year, some of the standout yachts on show include:
This magnificent 60m motoryacht accommodates up to 12 guests in seven staterooms, with 15 crew onboard to tend to your every need. Her Art Deco interiors – and Totem poles for added interest – spacious dining and lounge areas, Jacuzzi and cinema on deck make SLIPSTREAM the ultimate charter yacht for entertaining during your Caribbean sojourn.
At 50m (164ft), sailing superyacht SILENCIO accommodates eight guests in four lavish staterooms. The Master Suite office can be separated to create the fifth cabin with a convertible double bed, complete with ensuite, which is ideal for families with young children. Designed for optimum relaxation SILENCIO has huge deck space and the main flybridge, with extended sundeck, large sunpad and bimini is ideal for complete relaxation while under sail or at anchor.
PERLE BLEUE is a 38m (124ft) luxury motor yacht with stunning Asian-inspired interiors by Donald Starkey. PERLE BLEUE sleeps 12 charter guests in sumptuous comfort, with a particularly spacious owner's suite on the main deck, while on the impressive sundeck guests enjoy sunpads and lounges, a Teppanyaki bar for 10 and jacuzzi with sunpads. For alfresco dining, there's the lower deck, main deck and a cosy Portuguese lounge area forward of the bridge for excellent views to the horizon.
With her stunning black hull and silver superstructure, ODESSA is a 48.77m superyacht from Christensen which offers the complete package for charterers. Accommodating up to 12 guests in six spacious staterooms, ODESSA boasts large decks, complete with jacuzzi on the sun deck, generous sunbathing areas, shaded seating and bar. Interiors are by Armani Casa with dark timber and custom stonework crafted by Christensen and guests will be entertained by her array of amenities onboard and watertoys for more fast-paced fun.
Unlike anything afloat, the 90m (295.28ft) custom-built motor yacht NERO is a replica heritage vessel, built by Corsair Yachts and most recently refitted in 2015. An absolutely stunning yacht, NERO sleeps up to 12 guests in six staterooms. She is also capable of carrying up to 20 crew onboard to cater to your every demand. Timeless styling, beautiful furnishings and sumptuous seating feature throughout her living areas to create an elegant and comfortable atmosphere.
High-tech throughout, her leisure and entertainment facilities make her the ideal charter yacht for socialising and entertaining with large groups.
Luxury Charter Group is already amongst the first to inspect this brilliant new charter yacht, when Sharon Bahmer was aboard recently at the BVI Charter Show. 19TH HOLE was designed as an ultra-modern charter version of the popular Sunreef 74. It's equipped to the highest standard, boasting cutting-edge design optimised for space, comfort and performance, with all the latest technology and designer interiors onboard.
19TH HOLE has a flexible accommodation layout, with room for up to 10 guests. All cabins are ensuite, feature their own AVl entertainment systems and comprise two double cabins and two twin convertible to double cabins with loft beds, making luxury catamaran 19TH HOLE a perfect charter yacht for large groups of friends or extended families.
A spacious and elegant Sunreef 80 sailing catamaran, LEVANTE sleeps up to 10 guests in four staterooms, with light, airy and beautifully decorated interiors and impressive entertainment facilities. The large sun deck is where charter guests spend most of their time, enjoying alfresco dining, bar, and huge sun pad, ideal for savouring the sunshine and Caribbean breeze.
A 21m (70ft) charter power catamaran from Sunreef, DAMRAK II is 70 Sunreef Power model designed with the assistance of the late Laurent Bourgnon, the acclaimed French sailor and owner of the first unit, JAMBO. Streamlined hulls take advantage of wave power and reduce fuel consumption, and combined with low draft and light structure, this impeccable cat can get very close to beaches and atolls, which is ideal for charter.
Accommodating eight guests in four staterooms, including a master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, and 2 double cabins, DAMRAK II is superbly set up for charter in the Caribbean, with a jacuzzi on the sun deck, loads of watertoys for diving and on-water fun, while inside, the Bose Lifestyle sound system and TV provides entertainment for guests, no matter their preference.
In the cockpit, guests can enjoy alfresco dining. The flybridge, which is a Sunreef trademark, houses the helm, a cocktail bar, barbecue, dining table, sun pads and the Jacuzzi.
Launched in 2015, BAMARANDI is the newest addition to Fountaine Pajot's luxury catamarans in charter. Extremely spacious with an overall length of 67ft and beam of 31ft, she offers guests the ultimate in charter comfort.
BAMARANDI'S flybridge has been expanded to comprise a large lounge, with dining table, a bimini for shade and sophisticated lighting system for evening enjoyment.
The large aft deck is shaded by the flybridge and provides additional comfortable lounging spaces, as well as an elegant setting for formal dining.
Accommodation for 10 guests in five ensuite cabins all feature AC, Samsung LED TVs with access to onboard film library, Sonos music system and Bluetooth headphones.
Captain Donald and Chef Audrey Harper have a reputation as a superb Crew, and have been recognised by several charter yacht show awards for exemplary service and culinary skills. Their niece, Caitlin is stewardess and deckhand, adding to the familial warmth guests enjoy and praise following their charter experience.
Luxury charter yacht MY SEANNA, a 56.38m (185ft) Delta Marine superyacht, was completely rebuilt from the hull up during 2014. The result is sheer opulence, from the marble flooring, gold leaf embellishment and the addition of a beach club for maximum relaxation and outdoor movie screen for evening entertainment on charter. The main saloon has a new curved HDTV, perfect to experience the tropical ocean below captured by MY SEANNA'S submarine camera. There are six staterooms, accommodating 12 charter guests.
On the sun deck level, guests can enjoy the sauna, gym with Technogym Excite Xtreme Treadmill and Crosstrainer machines, an oversized jacuzzi with waterfall for utter relaxation, and bar seating on two sides. MY SEANNA is heli-capable (EC135) and among her watertoys is the glamorous VanDutch 40 Super Tender – ideal for island hopping or day trips to any one of the fascinating ports and villages during your charter.
To arrange your next luxury yacht charter vacation, get in touch with the charter professionals at Luxury Charter Group now.
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