Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Yacht Charter Brokers in the Virgin Islands.

Here is an article that we posted on our website describing the annual Yacht Broker Shows in the Virgin Islands. Both the British Virgin Islands and the US Virgin Islands have their own shows that are run back to back. 

We've included several of the luxury yachts are favorites of ours and often recommend to our clients. Also, we've listed several of our best-loved locations for walks about the Islands as well as a few 'honor bars' where you can quench your thirst!

Yacht Charter Brokers in The Virgin Islands 

A Motor Yacht Playground

Annually there are two charter luxury yacht boat shows produced for brokers in the Virgin Islands. One in the British Virgin Islands and the other in the US Virgin Islands. Motor yacht shows have been growing larger and larger, year after year. In these lush aquatic playgrounds of the Virgin Islands the mega yacht has become more and more prevalent as demand for luxurious yacht vacations continues to grow. These magnificent power yachts are run by professional captains and extremely competent crew members. The crews and captains live on board year round, with the yacht owner frequently asking the captain to move to other island destinations once they have fully enjoyed the splendors of one location.
The purpose in having annual yacht charter broker boat shows is to display an owners' super mega yacht to agents that can acquire customers to book a super yacht vacation or corporate event.  A yacht charter group should inspect all the power yachts on display as well as meeting the captain and crew members.
These shows for charter brokers, including Barrington-Hall allow them to discover which are the better vessels and are crewed with the better teams. Barrington-Hall has been chartering yachts since 1990 and have had many opportunities to have taken our own pictures of all the yachts we charter as well as all the crew teams we have met. Our goal is have a cadre of quality of motor yachts available for charters and we do not focus on just having a large quantity of just any yachts.
We are in an envious position to show our guests current pictures of the crew as well as the vessels we represent. Barrington-Hall is frequently invited by the motor yacht owners to enjoy a lunchtime meal or a super luxury breakfast aboard these luxurious yachts. Invitations to sumptuous dinners have also been enjoyed on board a specific yacht. The benefits are that we get to experience the level of service the crew provides. Additionally,  we have enjoyed the excellent cuisine that our guests can expect to enjoy while on board there private yacht vacation. View this video to see the level of world class service and tantalizing foods available to please even the most discriminating pallets during your stay on board:

Of course the large power yacht may well have the better cuisine on board but here is a delightful entry level power boat with a wonderful captain and a magnificent chef on board. The Flame is 65 feet long and is a magnificent vintage power yacht that we enjoyed immensely. So surprised by the quality of this vessel that when asked, the captain took 2 of us out for an entire day to enable us experience the yacht first hand and get acquainted with the crew. We were impressed by the quality and preparation of the cuisine that was served to us on board. We discovered that the cuisine on board FLAME equaled the top power yachts in the world . We highly recommend the Flame as a perfect private yacht for a one week motor yacht vacation in The Virgin Islands.
You can view the 65' Flame here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLsKoIltrLI and at just $15,500 for a week long all-inclusive vacation for 6 adult guests, it is a steal.
After the British Virgin Islands it is off to the wonderful United States Virgin Islands and to inspect their power boats for the next year. Each year these 2 boats shows alternate with their dates. When we walked on board the famous Flame vessel she was fully stocked with her magnificent Belgium chocolates. The captain on board Flame family owns a Belgium chocolate factory, so guests are showered with chocolates while on board their  motor yacht.
A week in the beautiful Virgin Islands may not be long enough to satisfy your need to see where mother nature  combined coral reefs and islands so close together. Foot print free beaches, gin clear water, coconut palms and water sports to keep every child and adult happy. Scuba diving, snorkeling, water skiing, kite surfing, paddle boarding and even ocean kayaks to explore mangrove coves. 
There are 32 islands and cays which form the British Virgin Islands. Their beauty above all else is that these islands are formed in a semi-circle which prevents the ocean swell from entering a 25 mile by 5 mile which protects the area so motion problems are never a problem.  A perfect aspect is that each island is within eye sight meaning your private yacht can cruise from island to island in about 20 minutes. This is flat water even when the wind is blowing which is very unusual. You can cruise in your mega yacht to out of the way hotels and 5 star hotels dotted on various islands in the sun including two locations where you can find an honor bar. 
What is an honor bar?
An honor bar is where you walk into a restaurant which is totally open during the day and not one person is in sight, where a fully stocked bar awaits quests for the evening meal and you are welcome to drink whatever you wish to drink. An example is Wilfred’s Restaurant, where when you are ready to go you leave the amount of USD on the table for the staff to find when they start their 4-11 shift . Wilfred’s is at Pomento Point on Anageda. 
A second honor bar is at Bira's Creek on a lovely beach facing east, this beach has water toys and coconut palms and in one corner you will find an open round thatched cabana. Look behind the bar and open the wooden refrigerators, there is almost any drink you can imagine. When you leave have your captain lead you on the beautiful walk to Bira's Creek Hotel to settle up.
Visitors don't want miss going to the Soggy Dolla Bar during the day. You can order their now famous “Pain Killer” or enjoy a night under the coconut palms at Foxy’s. I highly recommend taking a walk around Sandy Cay where this little uninhabited island has thick under growth and leads up to a 75 foot cliff. So take your camera, flip flops and bug spray as this is a side trip well worth taking. 
Also, the visit the famous Baths and then you can take a short stroll from the Baths to Devil's Bay which is another 'must do' walk. Don't forget to take your camera and flip flops. Plus, if you have the time, visit The Bitter End Yacht Club and Caulaquon Barrier Reef where you can snorkel with your motor yacht captain on the outside of this barrier reef, not the simple side of this reef.
The United states Virgin Islands has some wonderful anchorages but no where near as many as the British Virgins. Cruise on board your motor yacht in the privacy with your family and friends to Megan's Bay. Megan's Bay was recently rated the 8th best bay in the world by Conde Nest and it is simply gorgeous. Other bays to visit while on your luxury yacht vacation are the Hawksnest Bay, Leinster Bay and Christmas Cove is a wonderful bay to stop and enjoy.
True story here: One evening we were sipping happy hour drinks on board our private yacht when we noticed what we thought was a dog swimming directly out from St John. The only island where the dog could be swimming towards would have been St Croix - located 33 miles away!  Knowing we would feel terribly guilty if we did not try to save the dog, we jumped into a tender and headed off in pursuit. Well, what we thought was a dog was not a dog at all - is was a wild deer!  We ended up getting the deer turned around in the right direction to be able to swim back to land. Once there, he wiggled his tail and quickly disappeared into the under growth of St John. Yes!  There are deer in the Virgin Islands.

For luxurious yacht charters in the Bahamas, Caribbean and the Mediterranean call Barrington-Hall on 800-478-2029 or 954-720-0475. We are professional yacht charter brokers assisting elite clients in their search for the ultimate dream vacation. Please visit our website for more details and descriptions of our luxurious yachts and beautiful destinations. 

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Sail 4 Cancer Named as Event Charity

ISS Regatta Slated for June 7-9, 2013 on the Solent

Sail 4 Cancer Named as Event Charity

22 April 2013, Fort Lauderdale, FL: The ISS (International Superyacht Society) is pleased to announce plans for its Annual UK-based ISS Regatta. 

This year’s event will be held from June 7-9. Last year’s winner, BMT Nigel Gee will return to defend their title. With eight boats already confirmed, 12 to 15 are expected. Racers convene in Hamble on the evening of June 7th, spend the night on June 8th in Cowes and conclude racing on June 9th. Participating companies will rent one-design boats from Fairview and crew them with staff, vendors and clients.

The ISS Regatta has quickly grown into a great event for just-plain fun, networking and socializing. To further enhance participation, the Regatta also promotes a philanthropic directive: for 2013, Sail 4 Cancer has been named the Event Charity. 

“We are delighted to be the official charity of the ISS Regatta. The superyacht industry has been very supportive of us as these companies understand how sailing can help people going through a very difficult time. All the money raised from the event will be used to arrange sailing days for the families we help. Cancer is a very cruel disease and has a devastating effect on everybody in the family. When the families are out on the Solent in a beautiful boat they enjoy just being a family doing something adventurous together and can leave the stress of cancer on land for a while” says Lizette van Niekerk, Fundraising Manager for Sail 4 Cancer.

Race Contact: Louise Goodall, Louise.Goodall@akzonobel.com

Barrington Hall Yacht Charters: We have catamaran sailing and luxury yachts available in the Caribbean, Bahamas, Mediterranean, Greece and other charter destinations as well. Not sure where you want to go or you are not familiar with the best charter destinations? 

Please let us serve you by calling Andrew at 800-478-2029 / (954) 720-0475

Barrington Hall Yacht Charters Presents LADY LINDA

187’ (57.0m) The Super Yacht Lady Linda  

Lady Linda is in the Med Enjoying the Summer Months

Gulfport, Mississippi: Trinity Yachts is pleased to announce the delivery of the exquisite Lady Linda, the 187’ (57.0m) tri-deck semi-displacement custom built aluminum superyacht. This is the third Trinity for a Florida couple who understand Trinity’s ability to custom build to meet personal requirements. She is every meter an example of Trinity’s trademark naval architecture, exterior styling and unfaltering engineering. Celebrated interior designer, Evan Marshall of London, has set her luxurious entertaining and accommodations tone within a contemporary design.

 Of paramount importance to the owners, Lady Linda needed to be built for berthing behind their Florida residence, to be capable of handling the shallow waters of the Bahamas and to provide guests matching accommodations. By designing her with an expansive 33’4” (10.2m) beam, Trinity Yachts accomplishes these critical requests. Her wide beam allows for a shallow 8’ (2.4m) draft—allowing access to shallow-water berths, ports and destinations which are generally unavailable to yachts of similar length and size—and creates enough space for equally-sized guest cabins.

Lady Linda’s forward main deck full-width king master suite is ensuite his shower, her shower and Jacuzzi. More her roomy size includes a large owner’s office as part of the master suite. The owner also specified a half-beam gym aft of the pilothouse which—with Trinity’s design ingenuity —easily converts into the fifth guest cabin.

The four half-beam equally-sized guest staterooms are located amidships below. Stunning in their design, the staterooms are oriented to the ocean; incredible sea view vistas are available in each. All are ensuite, roomy and exquisitely detailed with granite, marble and soft, earthy colors.

The main deck features an elegant entrance foyer and voluminous socializing space in the main and dining salons. Advanced electronics include auto lifting television systems, total surround sound and networked computer equipment with uninterrupted power sources. Lady Linda’s galley, skylounge and sundeck are outfitted with the finest makes and models from Wolf to Miele, Viking and Subzero. Lady Linda’s crew quarters—including a spacious lounge—are also equipped with top-of-the-line utilities and comforts.

The pilothouse deck with air conditioned aft exterior deck provides abundant space with a full-beam skylounge and large aft deck. Featuring design unique to Trinity, her sundeck is outfitted with floor-to-ceiling glass doors to deflect wind. The sundeck also features a large bar and seating, a hot tub, is “touch and go” helicopter on board and is equipped with a davit suitable for rescue tender, jet skis and water toys.

As with all Trinity superyachts, collaboration between owner, owner’s rep—Mr. Ingo Pfotenhauer—builder and interior designer creates a truly custom private yacht built to exacting specification. The result is the delivery of a truly magnificent yacht: Lady Linda.

To charter LADY LINDA or other luxurious yachts visit our website for additional information or call Andrew Buys 954-720-0475 for immediate assistance.

The QUEST for Catamaran Sailing Vacations

The QUEST - A Private Yacht for Catamaran Sailing Vacations 

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Catamaran Sailing Vacations on the Caribbean Quest

Catamaran sailing vacations are great for exploring the many islands of the Virgin Islands.

Just imagine spending your days and nights in the turquoise blue waters surrounding the Virgin Islands on board a luxurious and beautiful catamaran sailing yacht. Your Caribbean catamaran sailing vacation includes cruising miles of white sandy beaches and clear turquoise blue waters. 

The British Virgin Islands features rugged mountain peaks rising from the blue tranquil Caribbean Sea. Many of these islands are uninhabited and attainable only by your sailing yacht for your undisturbed pleasures and comfort. 

To book your Catamaran Sailing dream vacation call us on 800-478-2029 or outside the US on 954-720-0475.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

For an Extraordinary Caribbean Adventure - Charter The Motor Yacht Chasing Daylight

Chartering Luxury Yachts in the Blue-Green Waters of the Caribbean
Cruise in comfort while aboard your private yacht to exotic tropical destinations in the Caribbean and Bahamas Islands. Chasing Daylight is the ultimate in luxury yachts with accommodations for 8 guests.
Only the richest linens and towels, the finest furnishings and luxurious accommodations are found in a first class luxury yacht.  Every water toy and gadget, for both adults and children, you might need are carried on board to explode their vacation.

The fly bridge was designed for pleasure and includes a large tanning deck with shaded areas to give you a break from all the sunshine you’ll be soaking up.  This luxurious yacht will give guests exactly what they expect from a top luxury power boat.
In the evenings CHASING DAYLIGHT changes into CHASING Night-Life. When the underwater lights below the swimming platform are illuminated they turn the water into a beautiful night time aquarium for your snorkeling and scuba diving pleasures.

While aboard Chasing Daylight, its discreet and professional crew will take care of your every need as you and your guests relax and enjoy the world-class cuisine and carefully selected wines with breathtakingly beautiful settings as your backyard.
Take this cruising yacht to the luscious Caribbean Islands where you can frolic in the sun and the clear blue-green waters of the Virgin Islands, St. Martin or St. Barts, Montserrat, Nevis, St. Kitts, Saba, Eustatia and Anguilla as well as Guadeloupe, Martinique, St Lucia, St Vincent, Bequia, Mystique, Palm Island Young Island, Carriacou, Union Island and Grenada - just to mention a few.
Or perhaps you would rather enjoy the Bahamas with its lush and aquamarine waters of Paradise Island, Staniel Cay, the Exuma, Eleuthera, Great Abaco, San Salvador, or Great Inagua. Let’s not forget incredible Turks and Caicos.

To charter the richly appointed motor yacht CHASING DAYLIGHT or other luxury yachts contact Andrew Buys at Barrington Hall Yacht Charters on 800-478-2029 or outside the US on 954-720-0475 http://www.motoryacht.org 

Motor Yacht Flame. Classic Luxury Yacht for Charter.

 Charter the Classic Motor Yacht FLAME for a Vacation in Paradise.

Motor Yacht Flame.
 The classic motor yacht FLAME is a 1956 de Vries Feadship power yacht.  She was lovingly restored in 1995 and has retained the old world charm while providing modern conveniences in a layout specifically designed for chartered yacht vacations.  Indulge yourself in a classic vacation aboard The FLAME. The next anchorage in your Island paradise is always within sight and invariably as beautiful as the last.

Here's the layout of the yachts' interior:

A Classic Motor Yacht with Modern Amenities 
Chartered Yachts
Relaxing Inside & Out
Motor Yachts
Nap Time on Flame
Luxury Yachts
Dining Alfresoe

To charter FLAME or other luxury yachts please contact Andrew Buys at Barrington Hall Yacht Charters on 800-478-2029 or outside the US on 954-720-0475 http://www.motoryacht.org 

Super Mega Yacht: The 178' STARFIRE

Launched in 1998, STARFIRE has been through three refits, one in 2002,one in 2004 and 2012. Included in her 2004 refit was the addition of at-anchor zero speed stabilization, which is a true advancement in the yacht’s performance.  

STARFIRE has the latest and most technologically advanced communication system in the industry. With a new Ku-band satellite, we are now able to offer full communication while docked and at sea. This innovative system provides guests with high speed wireless internet access around the world. In addition, a state of the art audio visual system has been installed to provide the best available programming and reception no matter the destination!

The super mega yacht STARFIRE is 178’ in length (54M). She has a beam of 31.5’ and a draft of 11.5’. She was built in Italy by the Benetti boatyard. STARFIRE is 757 tons and has a fuel capacity of 35,000 gallons (140,000 liters). Her maximum speed is 15 knots and she cruises at 12 knots. She has a steel hull and an aluminum superstructure.

Along with STARFIRE’S technical advances, her 2012 refit included an interior transformation to Modern Art Deco. To better suit the owners’ style, custom furniture and exquisite fabrics were paired to create an elegant and inviting yacht. Great effort and craftsmanship were expended to insure STARFIRE’S appearance and performance are at the highest of levels.

To charter STARFIRE or other luxury yachts please contact Andrew Buys at Barrington Hall Yacht Charters on 800-478-2029 or outside the US on 954-720-0475 http://www.yachtsbhc.com

Worldwide Yacht Charters: Preview "Super Mega Yacht: The 178' STARFIRE"

Worldwide Yacht Charters: Preview "Super Mega Yacht: The 178' STARFIRE"

To charter STARFIRE or other luxury yachts please contact Andrew Buys at Barrington Hall Yacht Charters on 800-478-2029 or outside the US on 954-720-0475 http://www.motoryacht.org