The 2017 edition of the Antigua Charter Show, the industry only event that showcases the region’s prime luxury charter yachts, will be held 5 to 9 December at Nelson’s Dockyard Marina in English Harbour, the Falmouth Harbour Marina and the Antigua Yacht Club Marina in the Caribbean.
Among the brilliant array of luxury charter yachts, power and sail, mono, multihull and mega yachts on show this year – 75 in total – will be some of the most popular and latest additions to the international luxury charter fleet.
Antigua is one of the two major islands that make up the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda. Ringed with coral reefs, the island is known for its many sandy beaches. Set along English Harbour is the restored Nelson's Dockyard, where Admiral Horatio Nelson made his base in the 1780s, which now includes a marina and the Dockyard Museum.
On December 9, a selection of yachts will cruise the azure waters around Antigua for select brokers to experience their offerings, while yachts on the marina will be open for viewings.
The team at LGC are looking forward to the Chef's competition held during the show, this year with the theme: Caribbean Sunday 'funday' Brunch. Chefs will create a Caribbean Sunday Brunch to serve to charter guests with a menu suitable for adults and children showcasing their skills and diversity.
This is a great opportunity for us to see the Chefs in action and understand their different strengths and specialties.
We make a point of going onboard each and every yacht during an event like the Antigua Charter Show to meet Captains and crew and savour their hospitality onboard, experience first-hand the ambience and amenities unique to each charter yacht, so we can convey their characteristics to our clients with our assurance they will suit guests' needs.
Here are just a few of the luxury charter yachts, power and sail, mono and multihull, that we are planning to inspect.
The brand new Sunreef 74 CALMAO is a new addition to the Mediterranean and Caribbean charter catamaran fleet which will captivate charter guests with her supreme luxury design and the ultimate onboard comfort.
This remarkable sailing catamaran offers a charter friendly layout featuring three ensuite double cabins, including a generously sized master cabin, and one twin cabin with a pullman bed, ideal for up to nine guests. The saloon features with a galley up arrangement, with spacious lounging and dining space and large aft deck for entertaining and socialising.
CALMAO's most appealing feature is her front terrace which can be accessed directly from the saloon. This leisure space boasts sunpads, a large sofa and a table, providing perfect spot for enjoying the breathtaking views or soaking up the sun. Then there's the large flydbridge and cockpit, both with outstanding lounging and dining amenities.
CALMAO is a fantastic aquatic sports platform, with a full complement of toys, including jet ski, wakeboards, paddle boards, water skis and a selection of towables, to entertain guests of all ages.
Renowned as the most elegant turn of the century replica motor yacht, 295ft (90m) NERO was built by Corsair Yachts in 2007 to an immaculate standard. This year, NERO underwent a head to toe refit and is now the absolute pinnacle of luxury and opulence.
As well as a total repaint and several major additions, NERO was given a seventh suite, catering to families or groups travelling with assistants, nannies or extras. That takes NERO'S capacity to 14 people, with more than enough space on board for all to find a peaceful nook to relax and unwind.
NERO'S magnificent master duplex apartment has been given a thorough renovation, from its private lounge and dining areas, dressing room, and his and her bathrooms to the adjacent observation saloon/cinema and office.
There's a brilliant new bar in the skylounge, while on each deck, a bar has been added for refreshment no matter where you choose to dine, recline or socialise.
NERO'S interiors have been fully refurbished with new limed oak finishing throughout the boat, all new fixtures including dining tables, carpets, lighting, soft furnishing, crockery, cutlery, linen and mattresses.
Along with a gym, beach club, barbecue and library, NERO has a generously-sized Jacuzzi and pool, as well as alfresco dining and lounging spaces. NERO comes complete with top of the range AV systems, a cinema room with Dolby digital sound, outdoor cinema on rear deck, satellite TV, iPod docking stations, Satcom and cellular communications facilities, Wi-Fi internet access and superfast broadband.
On the sundeck, NERO'S 'snug' is the ideal place to escape from the heat of the midday sun, enjoy old fashioned board games, or today's electronic equivalent, or host an intimate dinner.
For on-water activities that will thrill guests of all ages, NERO has added five new jetskis and two new Seabobs, boosting the action and adventure credentials of this marvelous charter yacht.
NERO'S 20 crew are extremely passionate about this one-of-a-kind luxury charter yacht and keen to show guests the most sublime charter experience imaginable.
Operating in the Bahamas and the Caribbean, 44m (144ft) Crescent Yachts-built MUCHOS MAS has lavish accommodation for 11 charter guests in five suites.
With her eye-catching metallic silver hull, MUCHOS MAS is stunning inside and out. The contemporary interior is a tasteful fusion of rich Walnut Burl timber paneling and grey Vinyl Tweed fabric. Rift Sawn White Oak flooring offsets the sleek walnut cabinetry throughout.
An owner's office leads into the elegant full beam Master suite, with Smart Glass Privacy Film windows. The opulent onyx ensuite boasts a central 2-person shower and includes a state-of-the-art therapeutic Vichy shower with six shower heads and four adjustable modes over a horizontal onyx bed. A central skylight through to the foredeck Jacuzzi completes the spa-like ambiance. Four equally stylish guest cabins are located on the lower deck. The aft convertible guest cabin can transform into a private sitting room and open up to the starboard cabin to create a deluxe full beam VIP suite.
In addition to the main saloon that features bar and lounge, plus formal dining, MUCHOS MAS has a pool with swim-up bar, a brilliant Beach Club and a massive range of the latest water toys for hours of on-water fun.
The largest sailing catamaran in the world, HEMISPHERE is perfectly set up for luxury diving and fishing expeditions. A stunning multihull superyacht at 145ft (44.2m), with a beam of 54.5ft (16.6m), HEMISPHERE is roomy on deck and within, making her a super high-tech adventure platform with an array of watertoys and exceptional interior design evoking her world travels.
Palatial interiors and décor replete with African and native designs, exotic timbers, superb craftsmanship and quality materials make her accommodation and living spaces a delight for charter guests.
HEMISPHERE accommodates 12 guests in five staterooms, and guests can be assured of a charter experience that is "out of this world", as is the mantra of this exceptional charter vessel.
For entertainment, guests will enjoy a 61-inch plasma screen in the saloon, and Kaleidescape system with hundreds of movies, as well as an on-deck Jacuzzi, various spaces for dining and reclining, and gourmet Chef for meals conjured out of the ocean and from local ingredients wherever she travels.
There are two dive instructors onboard, along with a dedicated dive room with air and nitrox fills, plus a custom-built sport fishing boat for big game fishing, and many more toys and tenders in her massive garage.
With her three metre draught, HEMISPHERE has the advantage of being able to access bays and anchorages other charter yachts of this size could only dream of.
Captain Gavin Bladen and his exceptionally skilled crew are renowned for creating thrilling itineraries in amazing charter destinations such as the South Pacific, Panama and the Caribbean.
For further details on these beautiful yachts and other private crewed mega yachts available for charter please contact the experts at the Luxury Charter Group.
Posted November 19, 2017 Yachting & Industry News
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