Luxury Charter Group attend the 2018 Antigua Charter Yacht Show
The 57th Antigua Charter Yacht Show, 4 to 10 December, is shaping up to be one of its biggest and best, with an impressive selection of around 90 of the world’s premium charter vessels gathering for this significant industry-only showcase.
Luxury Charter Group Charter will attend again this year and we’re looking forward to reconnecting with our colleagues and contacts, Captains and crews and inspecting these superlative charter vessels in this Caribbean paradise. More importantly attending the Show is the best investment for Luxury Charter Group team to gather the intellectual knowledge which ensures we are always best informed for our clients, enabling us to make the right matches for our clients’ specific requirements. Each year our Team inspects over 400 of the world’s most luxurious charter yachts.
This year’s Antigua Charter Show will take place as usual at the Nelson’s Dockyard Marina in English Harbour, the Falmouth Harbour Marina and the Antigua Yacht Club Marina. There are plenty of opportunities to network, socialise and meet the Captains and Crews during onboard inspections.
The Chef’s Competition, now in its 19th year is a favourite event. Cuisine on a yacht charter is crucially important and the competition sees superyacht chefs go head to head trying to wow the judges with their culinary creations. This year the theme is “A New Year’s Eve Dinner Party” for Chefs and an equally festive “A New Year’s Eve Decorative Table Setting” for stewards and stewardesses to compete for the most creative “tablescaping” (a ‘new word’ in our charter vocabulary) Chefs will be tested to create a first course, main and dessert showcasing their skills, with the added complexity of special dietary criteria for each category plus specifications from their ‘charter guests’ as to how they want to celebrate this special evening.
Here are just a few of the many sensational yachts that we will be inspecting:
At 295.34ft (90m), PHOENIX 2 is a commanding presence on the water. This superb Lurssen superyacht has accommodation for up to 12 guests in six magnificent cabins, including a master suite, two VIP staterooms and three double cabins.
The owner’s suite is a beautiful full beam Deco Duplex reminiscent of New York in the 1930’s and offers breathtaking views of the sea.
Among her myriad features is a 7.5m pool on the sundeck plus private jacuzzi attached to the master cabin, fully-equipped gymnasium, a unique ‘Winter garden’ dining area and a beautiful phoenix statuette on the prow of the vessel. Other attributes of the mega yacht PHOENIX 2 include a cinema and a deck devoted to health and wellbeing, with gym, hammam, spa room with massage table and beauty salon. An elevator connects all levels, running from the lower deck up to the bridge deck.
PHOENIX 2 and her 28 professional crew are renowned for their hospitality and skills.
The Oceanco-built 269ft (82m) charter yacht ALFA NERO is a highly-awarded superyacht which has abounds in features and has accommodation for up to 12 guests in six cabins: one king, three queen, and two convertible cabins.
The master suite occupies an entire deck and includes a private terrace and jacuzzi. Then there’s a spa and fully-equipped gym for fitness activities.
On deck, the 7m pool transforms into a dance floor which is ideal for celebrating a special occasion or dancing the night away. Dining options include a cantilevered balcony for intimate celebrations or larger groups within a circular glass salon with retracting doors.
27 crew onboard the mega yacht ALFA NERO ensure this enigmatic and iconic charter yacht delivers the premium charter experience for her guests.
New to the charter fleet in 2018, 77m Turquoise motor yacht GO is an eye-catching blue-hulled superyacht with a sleek profile and plenty of features to captivate her guests – up to 18 accommodated in nine lavish cabins, with a crew of 20 to attend to your every wish.
With the theme of “water in motion” throughout the vessel, GO boasts marine-coloured interiors, metallic finishes, fabrics and stonework. Over five levels, the mega yacht GO has plenty of space and amenities, including a 5m pool with massage jets and waterfall, Sea Spray Chandelier in the lobby, an elevator linking floors, beach club with lounge, bar, massage room and dive store.
For her 14 guests, dining alfresco is an absolute indulgence around a large back-lit onyx table on the upper deck, compete with bar and an integrated teppanyaki grill. On the bridge aft deck, the lounge and dining furniture can be cleared to transform the space into a dance floor.
241ft (73.6m) NAIA is a spacious and gracious charter yacht with four decks and accommodation for up to 12 guests in eight luxurious cabins.
The master stateroom spans an entire “penthouse” private deck with fore and aft terraces, offices and 360° panoramic views. Then there are five guest staterooms (one VIP suite with an emperor bed, four double/twin king size convertible suites) on the main deck. There is also a double guest suite with a king size bed and one single suite with a Pullman.
An elegant spiral staircase connects all decks and the master deck can also be reached by elevator, leading from the sun deck below.
The aft section of the bridge deck houses a large lounge and dining, with additional casual seating and bar area which converts to a cinema. A large al fresco dining area on the aft deck features a buffet, casual lounge section and a bar.
The heli deck is an epitome of spacious luxury, with fore and aft sundecks. Inside the large fully-equipped gym boasts panoramic views and a jacuzzi. NAIA will thrill guests with her selection of watertoys and tenders, which include a 9m McMullen & Wing dive tender with submarine support and all the gear, Waverunners, wakeboards, waterskis, two Seabobs, paddleboards, kayaks and an Aquaglide trampoline.
NAIA’S 22 crew are trained in all using PWCs and sailing and are known for their attentive service.
The former GRACE E, this stunning Perini Navi-built 240ft (73m) superyacht has won a slew of awards for her design, styling and low environmental impact.
Conceived for long-range cruising, NAUTILUS is able to roam the world’s oceans in complete comfort and safety for weeks at a time. With capacity to host 12 guests in the pinnacle of luxury, NAUTILUS boasts innovative diesel-electric and Azipod propulsion for quiet, efficient cruising.
NAUTILUS has exterior spaces spread over five decks. Inside or out, day or night, Grace E offers multiple options for dining and relaxation on all deck levels. The upper deck, or “Wellness Deck”, is dedicated to personal fitness and health, with a gym, sauna and hydrotherapy equipment. An 11ft lap/exercise pool with varying resistance speeds is situated main deck aft.
Her interiors are by the renowned Remi Tessier and are serene, soothing, spacious and decorated with original artwork, masterful lighting and impeccable furnishings.
There is versatile accommodation for 12 guests in seven staterooms, including a spectacular full-beam owner’s stateroom with His & Hers ensuites with shower and lavish central tub. There are two VIP suites on the main deck, two double guest staterooms and 2 twin with interconnecting door between each double cabin and single cabin to allow conversion to a family suite.
NAUTILUS’ amazing sky lounge has a brilliant U-shaped cocktail bar with armchair seating which doubles as buffet and sushi station. For guests’ total pampering, NAUTILUS boasts a dedicated beauty salon for hair and beauty treatments.
Built by prestigious Dutch yard, Feadship, JOY is an award-winning 230ft (70m) luxury charter yacht with five decks and expansive outdoor space for up to 12 guests in seven double and one twin guest cabins.
Facilities include two ‘Winter Gardens’ for indoor-outdoor living, a massive beach club with cinema screen, glass-enclosed gym and ample fitness facilities, massage room, deck space and high-tech AV equipment for your onboard disco and much more.
JOY is equipped with a 38ft Wajer chase boat, 6.2m Pascoe jet RIB and two Williams 285 Turbojet RIBS, as well as two Waverunners, two Seabob F5s, a large inflatable slide, Aquaglide trampoline, SUPS kayaks, waterskis, wakeboards, Jetsurf and an assortment of tow toys for fantastic family fun.
JOY’S crew of 17 are enthusiastic, discrete and talented professionals who will take care of every aspect of your charter aboard this one-of-a-kind superyacht.
A magnificent 200ft (60.9m) Feadship charter yacht, SAMADHI has the full range of amenities dedicated to entertaining, socialising and on-water fun, ideal for large groups of up to 12 guests in complete comfort.
The main saloon has virtually full-length windows, and double doors leading out to the aft deck, giving the vessel an open feel and for guests, relaxing views to the water from every angle.
Accommodation consists of five suites, three double, two twin and two convertible for optimal versatility. The master stateroom boasts a marble ensuite, with sauna. Décor throughout is tranquil and inviting.
SAMADHI has three alfresco dining options – upper deck, sundeck and main deck – an amazing sundeck with jacuzzi, gym and sunpads and an enviable array of watertoys to amuse all ages and skill levels.
The 18 crew aboard SAMADHI are trained charter professionals, eager to welcome guests aboard to experience the unique ambience, hospitality, cuisine and facilities of this luxury charter yacht.
Built by Heesen Yachts of the Netherlands, 163ft (50m) HOME is a study in luxury, comfort and efficiency. HOME was the world's first Fast Displacement Hull Form motor yacht with a hybrid propulsion system, making her an ultra-efficient vessel, with low fuel consumption and extended range, without compromising on speed.
The style aboard HOME is described as “modern beach villa”, with the extensive use of glass to ensure plenty of natural light coming into the bright and airy interior. A colour palette of white and burgundy, with leather and stainless steel details add to the lavish styling.
On the main deck, HOME’S spacious saloon has a lounge and separate dining area. The lower deck has a fully equipped gym, while the sundeck boasts an alfresco dining space, bar, jacuzzi and sunpads for guests to enjoy every moment of their charter aboard HOME.
Accommodation comprises six beautifully appointed cabins for up to 12 guests: a main deck master suite, featuring ensuite with a large bathtub, and the additional guest cabins on the lower deck, including a full-beam VIP suite, two twin cabins, as well as two double cabins.
HOME comes complete with the latest watertoys and a crew of nine charter professionals to ensure guests receive 5-star service.
RüYA is a head-turning 136ft (41.41m) award-winning luxury charter yacht designed for family-friendly alfresco living, with ample room for 10 charter guests in five staterooms: one master, three double and two convertible cabins.
She boasts a huge sun deck complete with bar, barbeque, 10-person jacuzzi and a host of facilities and equipment for guests of all ages and inclinations, while the bridge deck offers guests the perfect location for formal sunset dining experiences. On the foredeck guests can escape and enjoy the panoramic views with a cocktail or a good book.
Brought to life by acclaimed Australian superyacht designer, the interiors of RüYA were inspired by the hues and textures of the Australian outback, with the use of indigenous timbers such as Australian silky oak and bamboo, in a natural palette of brown, taupe and ochre to create an opulent yet warm and inviting ambience.
The main deck master suite provides a home-away-from-home, with a full-beam ensuite, large windows and a fascinating blend of marble, timber, tiles and subtle LED lighting.
The fantastic beach club invites guests to unwind or cast off on the latest selection of tenders and watertoys via a large hydraulically operated submersible staircase, which also doubles as the quay-side passerelle ramp. Nine professional crew onboard RüYA tend to your every need and strive to exceed your idea of a dream charter vacation.
An elegant 126ft (38.4m) Ferretti Custom Line charter yacht which joined the global fleet in 2018, VISTA BLUE is a spacious and sophisticated superyacht with accommodation for 12 guests in five luxurious staterooms.
VISTA BLUE boasts a main deck saloon with large windows and glass balustrades outside for uninterrupted views and lots of light. The foredeck has an array of sunpads for total relaxation, plus the option of umbrellas over the L-shaped sofas and drinks tables for pleasant alfresco dining.
The flybridge is enclosed and has a fixed hardtop for shade, while the aft section has a large sunpad and a massive jacuzzi. The accommodation aboard VISTA BLUE comprises five generous cabins: one master suite on the main deck with his and hers ensuite, an office and walk-in robe; two VIP staterooms and two further guest cabins located on the lower deck.
Six talented crew ensure guests enjoy every moment of their charter vacation aboard VISTA BLUE.
This amazing Benetti VIVACE 125 motor yacht offers accommodation for 10 guests in five cabins, as well as a boasting a host of unique features such as private balconies, Italian furnishings and a full complement of fun water toys.
INSPIRATION offers an impressive variety of choices over three decks for socialising and relaxing. The stylish foredeck jacuzzi area with sunpads is the ideal place to recline, while pm the bridge deck thee is a circular table inlaid with glass and stainless steel for alfresco dining.
The sky lounge on INSPIRATION easily converts to a cinema with an impressive 85-inch (215.9cm) TV screen.
The full beam master suite located on the main deck features unique terraces on both port and starboard side that slide out at the touch of a button. The lower deck houses three double cabins and one twin cabin. Décor is thoroughly contemporary and exceptional quality.
INSPIRATIONS’ dedicated crew of seven go above and beyond to deliver a memorable charter for every guest.
A beautiful tri-deck Benetti superyacht, 99ft (30.23m) JAZZ 100 has large living and deck spaces, and accommodation for eight guests in four cabins: a master suite, one VIP suite, one double cabin and one twin cabin that can convert to a queen.
With a large alfresco dining space on the main aft deck, there’s additional entertaining and relaxing area on the upper deck, including bar, dining area and comfortable lounge section. On the sundeck, which can be enclosed for protection in all conditions, there is plenty of seating under umbrellas an a partial hardtop, as well as sunpads for guests to soak up the Mediterranean sun during their charter.
The décor aboard JAZZ 100 is a tasteful blend of traditional and modern, with dark timber panelling and a chic palette of cream and neutrals.
JAZZ 100 will entertain guests with a garage full of the latest watertoys, including 32ft Intrepid boat, 3-person Waverunner, two Seabobs F5s, SUPS, waterskis, wakeboard, snorkelling gear, fishing rods and various towable toys.
Spacious and elegant under sail, this 83ft (25.3m) motor sailer catamaran is perfectly equipped for groups of up to 12 charter guests to explore the British Virgin Islands on their charter vacation.
One of the key features of BLUE GRYPHON is her massive cockpit lounge and dining area with table and seating, as well as dual staircase access to the oversize swim platform. From here, guests can launch the vessel’s watertoys, step aboard the amazing 28ft Axopar dayboat for trips to shore and towing skis or inflatables, or simply pull up a deck chair and enjoy the sunshine while the crew tends the barbecue.
The foredeck too is a great place to unwind and enjoy the Caribbean breeze on one of the large sunpads or trampoline. On the flybridge, a new jacuzzi and plenty of room to spread out and chill will be the most popular place during your charter to enjoy panoramic views of the islands.
Inside, the open plan living and dining area is decorated in chic beach house style, with crisp blue and white the theme and wraparound windows for unending views. Below decks, the accommodation is light, airy and spacious, consisting of master king stateroom with ensuite, VIP king stateroom with ensuite, two king guest staterooms with ensuite and one guest cabin with four bunks and ensuite, suited to children.
All cabins have TVs for guests to enjoy the latest movies, TV series and news via PLEX and DIRECT TV options. The four friendly crew on board BLUE GRYPHON are well versed in the customs and culture of the Caribbean and take pride in sharing their local knowledge with charter guests.
A sporty and speedy 80ft (24.38m) Ferretti motor yacht, with accommodation for eight guests in four cabins, LA PACE is an excellent choice for charter.
The aft deck is a great place for alfresco dining and taking in the views and flows into the saloon lounge and dining area for easy entertaining. The flybridge is perfectly set up for lazing around and enjoying the sunshine, with a sunpad, seating and table and a retractable top for shade, as well as a barbecue grill. The foredeck has a large sunpad and settee with a table for sunset drinks at anchor or enjoying the breeze while cruising.
Belowdecks, there’s a master suite, VIP stateroom, queen guest cabin and twin cabin with crisscross style bunkbeds, all with ensuites, large windows and lots of storage.
LA PACE also has an impressive beach club filled with tenders and toys, including a 32ft Intrepid boat, 14ft RIB tender, two Seabobs, SUPS, wakeboard, waterskis, snorkelling gear, fishing rods and various beach toys for fun in the sun!
Elegant under sail, this 74ft (22.4m) motor sailer from Sunreef is a stately catamaran offering luxury, comfort and performance. With ample space for up to eight people in four cabins, DIANA has large deck and interior spaces for guests to relax and enjoy their charter vacation.
DIANA’S charter-friendly layout features four equal sized double cabins, each with generous ensuite, and a décor that is modern, marine-themed and a brilliant blend of interesting textiles, textures, furnishings and LED lighting for a soothing ambience.
The large aft deck flows through to the vast saloon, ideal for entertaining. Inside, there is a dining table, lounge and bar, with panoramic views from wraparound windows.
This remarkable Sunreef 74 is described as “a sports and wellness oriented charter yacht”, and guests will love the jacuzzi and workout area on her spectacular flybridge and with a fitness instructor or a masseuse available upon request.
Watersports enthusiasts will enjoy DIANA’S assortment of watertoys, including a Williams Jet Tender, water skis, Seabobs, scuba diving gear and compressor, wakeboard, kayaks, SUPS an fishing rods.
New in 2017, this 68ft (20.73m) Sunreef Supreme power catamaran is a superb example of the “space, pace and grace” multihulls are known for. With her eye-catching blue hull, contemporary styling and large deck and living spaces, CHRISTINA TOO will thrill guests looking for a unique charter vessel with luxury and comfort in abundance.
The Sunreef Supreme 68 is the world’s only 68-foot yacht model equipped with a superyacht dinghy garage and 300m² of living space.
The bow terrace on CHRISTINA TOO is fitted with a sun awning stretching over the entire space, comprising large sunbeds and a jacuzzi. The vast flybridge boasts plenty of space for dining and sunning, with sunpads, table and seating, plus two bars.
CHRISTINA TOO accommodates eight guests in two master suites with quartz-clad ensuites, plus two additional guest cabins. Her vast main deck features a full beam galley and saloon, decorated in bright, modern style combining grey and cream tones with vibrant jewel-toned furniture.
Guests will enjoy a state-of-the-art surround sound system and dropdown 55” TV.
For watertoys, CHRISTINA TOO has a 15ft tender, two Seabob F5s, water skis, wakeboard, kneeboard, SUPS, 2-person kayak, fishing gear, snorkelling equipment, inflatables and beach toys.
For full details of all the magnificent mega yachts we will be inspecting at the 2018 Antigua Charter Yacht Show please contact the luxury charter specialists at Luxury Charter Group.
Posted November 23, 2018 Yachting & Industry News
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