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Relationship between guests and the crew

Yacht Life

When it comes to luxury yacht charters, this type of a vaction is rightfully seen as the ultimate holiday.  A luxury crewed yacht charter can be defined as any sailing vacation where at least a captain and hostess or stewardess are on board, taking care of all clients wishes. 
This can be on a smaller 40-45 ft sailing catamaran or an owner version of a 55ft monohull.  At the same time, this definition can also apply to charter of a 200 ft superyacht where there are more crew than guests. For the purpose of this blog, we can assume that all luxury yacht charters are those where service on yachts will usually be at a level of a 5* hotel, on smaller yachts, or 6* or 7* on 100 ft yacht charter boats or even the largest mega yachts.   The main rule in all situations, even though you are a guest and whatever the charter yacht you have hired, you should always treat the crew with respect.  One of the other main questions is how much to tip a charter boat crew.

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The excesses of St Tropez SuperYacht Charter Holiday!

When planning your summer yacht charter vacation alongside the famous stretch of South of France’s Cote d’Azur you must prepare yourself for the normal life of daily excesses.  While it all may have started some times in early 1930’s when some British expats created the first hedonistic beach or was it bitchy lifestyle, nothing from the past compares to today.  Excesses here are simply a daily routine which should not surprise you, at least in most cases. 

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Weekend away in NEW YORK; Yacht Charter Deal secured in the meantime! always come up with great suggestions on how to plan your next super yacht charter.  How about you spend a weekend in NEW YORK or elsehwere, while we do everything else to secure your chosen luxury yacht for your oncoming yachting holiday ? 

New York's skyline and your yacht charter have lots in common
New York’s skyline and your yacht charter have lots in common

With a great choice of superyacht available for private yacht charters, finding the best deal is not always easy.  For all those who are keen to book their luxury yacht charter vacation in the coming weeks, we suggest to send us their request by email  and let us do the hard work for you.  And while we are doing so, you can spend a lovely evening in NEW YORK, eating fine food, drinking best wine and dancing with your lovely partners until the doors are closed. 

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M/Y LEGEND, the ice-breaking giant is special!

Eurocopter approaching its landing on MY LEGEND
Eurocopter approaching its landing on MY LEGEND

There are many super yachts available for private yacht charters nowadays.  Many have special equipment on board, latest gadgets, superb facilities and are available in the most prestigious mega yacht charter destinations.  None is as M/Y LEGEND however.  Previously Giant, this one of a kind giga yacht is being converted into first in the world Lloyds Class A1 ice-breaking ship within the premises of prestigious Dutch shipyard Icon Yachts.  She will than be available for luxury yacht charters in the most remote and least accessible corners of the globe including the Greenland, Arctic Circle, Fjords of Norway and the Antarctica.

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Luxury Hotels to stay in while chartering a super yacht !

In case you are not keen on chartering only, but also wish to have a luxury 5 star hotel booked at the same time, here are some of the most exclusive ones to consider when sailing in the Mediterranean.

Luxury Crewed Yacht Charters and best restaurants in Croatia!

Chartering a luxury crewed yacht in Croatia is an exceptional experience.  In the Adriatic sea you will not only come across numerous islands, stunning beaches, perfect hideaways and anchorages or snorkelling spots but also very friendly locals and fabulous fresh air filled with the scents of lavender and local food.  Even though you are likely to have your own chef on board, experiencing food in local restaurants, most of which are run by owners and their families is something not to be missed out on.

Lastminute and special super yacht charter deals!

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Luxury crewed yacht charter holidays and super yacht charters are indeed very expensive.  As a result, many a yacht charter clients are keen to get the best price or indeed the largest boat for a set budget.

Waiting lastminute to ensure such a deal is therefore not only desired but a strategic plan.  This may turn very complicated at times, even if a suitable mega yacht will be found at the very last moment, not least as the super yacht crew many not have sufficient time to prepare for all the requirements of a luxury yacht charter.

In case you are looking for a specific size of the boat (ie. 30m) that is also of specific make (ie. Wally) and where possible available on an exact or preferred route between Portofino and St Tropez, for a period of 2 or 3 weeks at the end of July and first couple of weeks of August, finding such a super yacht on a lastminute basis may be very difficult.  We would probably suggest such specific requirements to be discussed at least 3 months and where possible 6 months before yacht charter embarkation. 
In case your requirements are less specific, and you can also settle for another 100′ yacht ie. Oyster or Southern Wind, with route not specified in advance but decided on a very lastminute, making the enquiry up to 1 month before yacht charter start could be a realistic enquiry.

Whatever your luxury crewed yacht charter plans, requirements or ideas are, do share them on time however.  Even if you are keen lastminute yacht charter client, discussing options a couple of times before maybe giving you a good insight into what deals are available months before and if indeed some are of interest.  It won’t cost enquiring and it could save a lot of money indeed. 

Super Yacht Charter during Corporate Events in South of France!

O’PARI 3 is one of the latest superyachts offered for events

Many of our corporate clients enquire about chartering a super yacht or super sail yacht or indeed a passenger ship even, during one of the major events  taking place  alongside cote d’Azur, usually in Cannes, and during Spring.  It is good to know therefore that your or your business can charter a number of super yachts during the major events taking place every year in South of France and MONACO.  

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Cycling and Yacht Charter Vacations in the Adriatic!


Did you consider a summer holiday, combining sailing on a luxury gulet with a cycling adventure at the same time ? If yes, why not visit Balkan Peninsula and both sail in the Adriatic as well as explore the inland and coastal resorts on your bycicle next summer.  With an increasing number of de-luxe gullets based in Croatia as well as Montenegro and many others visiting from Turkey and Greece, there has never been a better time to do so.

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Luxury dining on the Adriatic Coast!

Konoba in Northern Region of Kvarner
Konoba in Northern Region of Kvarner

Luxury Dining is a major part of any super yacht charter experience.  While any super yacht will have a professional chef on board, sailing in a new destination would not be as great an experience without hopping from island to island, from anchorage to anchorage and sampling local food, served in privately owned and managed restaurants, most of which have their own moorings, gardens where home-made food is grown and fabulous dishes served only there and its most original form.

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