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Vol. 7, No. 13
Top Summer Yacht Charters 

  
Check out our DGAE Library featuring:


Insider reviews of unique experiences from VIP supercar tours of Italy, treks to see the Polar Bears, safaris in Africa, Cuba by private jet and previews of top suites and villas at hotels and resorts across the USA, Hawaii, the Caribbean, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brasil, Cambodia, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, England, Fiji, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Maldives, Morocco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Oman, Panama, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Seychelles, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, Switzerland, Tahiti, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, Vietnam, plus on the high seas aboard Regent Seven Seas Explorer, Seaboard Encore, Crystal Esprit, Crystal Mozart, Crystal Symphony, Norwegian Breakaway, and Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas
 








Top Summer Yacht Charters


From New England to the Caribbean and the Med, summer is a great time to charter a yacht. 

A yacht charter gives you full control over where you want to go as well as how long you want to stay in a particular destination.

Hang out during the day at a private island. By the evening, you can be enjoying the nightlife at a nearby hotspot. 

This week we turn to leading yacht charter broker Northrop & Johnson where top advisors share their picks for the best charter yachts ready for your summer travel plans.


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Private Aviation Reference Guide

Who are the biggest private jet companies? Which airports are busiest? What are the most popular private jets? Who’s buying who? The answers are one click away:

2020 Top Part 135/91k Fractional and Charter Operators 
25 Biggest Private Jet Charter Operators ranked for 2020 
Top 25 Busiest Private Jet Airports for 2020 
2020 Most Popular Private Jets by Category
2020 Private Jet Flights by State, Region, and Quarter 

New Private Jet Deliveries by OEM and Type (2015 to 2020)
PRIVATE AVIATION DEAL BOOK - Catalog of Mergers, Acquisitions, Launches, IPOs, Capital Raises, and Bankruptcies by Business Aviation Operators


I hope all of your travels are amazing!

All the best,

Doug Gollan
Founder/Editor
douggollan@dgamazingexperiences.com



                   
Table of Contents 

A.   Private Aviation Headlines
B    Private Jet Performance Guide
Top Summer Yacht Charters
1.  Skyfall
2.  Revelry
3.  Nita K II
4.  Usher
5.  Temptation  
6.  VIP Contact
7.  Executive Security Reports
8.  Best Of DG Amazing Experiences Library
9.  Jet Card Provider Directory
                              



A.  Private Aviation Headlines

1.   U.S. private jet charter market hitting record levels in March
2.   Set Jet adds Los Angeles, San Francisco, to Cabo by-the-seat private jet flights
3.   Solairus, Jet Aviation customer data impacted by Wheels Up Avianis data breach
4.   VeriJet launches Cirrus Vision Jet air taxi at $3,000/hour
5.   Flexjet adds contactless boarding with a new greeting for private jet flyers
6.   Tradewind sets flat-rate private flights to Florida from New York
7.   Wheels Up adds Waldorf Astoria partnership
8.   Set Jet’s private jet by-the-seat is more JetSmarter but competing with JSX
9.   From SPACs to COVID, Brexit and lawsuits, a Bear’s view of private jet trends
10. Vista Global’s XOJET, VistaJet hit by technology issues
11. You can buy Wheels Up at Costco, but should you?
12. Is NetJets worth the price? (Updated) 


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Private Aviation Special Reports

1.   Comparing the Private Jet Sharing Options
2.   Understanding Part 135
3.   Fractional Ownership and Leases - The Pros, Cons and Options
4.   Booking On-Demand Charter Flights
5.   On-Demand Charter vs. Jet Cards - Which One Is Right For You? 
6.   How Not To Get Burned When Buying A Private Jet Membership Program
7.   101: Our First-Timer Guide to Private Aviation Options

8.   40 Steps To Buying A Private Jet For First-Timers




B. Private Jet Performance Guides

Flight Time Calculator

How long is your flight? Our calculator factors in live or seasonal winds for over jets, props, and helicopters between more than 5,000 airports

NEW: Popular Private Jets and Turboprops



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Top Summer Yacht Charters


Overview

From New England to the Caribbean and the Med, summer is a great time to charter a yacht. 

A yacht charter gives you full control over where you want to go as well as how long you want to stay in a particular destination.

Hang out during the day at a private island. By the evening, you can be enjoying the nightlife at a nearby hotspot. 

This week we turn to leading yacht charter broker Northrop & Johnson where top advisors share their picks for the best charter yachts ready for your summer travel plans.


1. Skyfall 

  • LOA:190' (57.91m) 
  • Builder: Trinity Yachts 
  • Year & Refit: 2010/2018
  • 6 Cabins; 12 Guests; 14 Crew
  • Priced from €289,000 per week plus expenses 
  • Cruising locations: French Riviera, Monaco, Italian Riviera, Corsica & Sardinia, Croatia Montenegro, Malta 


Contemporary styling and a host of luxurious amenities, both on and off the water, make the 190-foot (57m) Trinity charter yacht SKYFALL a top choice for guests seeking the ultimate on-water retreat and a holiday filled with luxury, fun, and relaxation.

Charter guests will enjoy the best of alfresco living with the yacht’s expansive 3,707 square feet of outdoor living space. Guests will fall in love with SKYFALL’s copious sundeck. In addition to panoramic sea views, guests can enjoy not only a Jacuzzi but also a plunge pool, sunbathing on the sun pads, socializing on the couches, enjoying their favorite concoction at the bar, and alfresco dining. Charter guests can also challenge their friends in a game of basketball on the sundeck aft. Additionally, the sundeck also has a touch-and-go helipad for a stylish arrival and departure.



On the sky lounge aft, guests can enjoy alfresco meals prepared by the chef then enjoy after-dinner drinks at the lounge space aft. An additional lounge area is found on the main deck aft. The superyacht also features a large selection of water toys that guests can enjoy off the yacht’s swim platform — if guests wish to keep a workout routine while aboard, they can work up a sweat with motivational ocean views in the beach club.


Toys and Amenities

37' (11.3m) Intrepid tender, 3x 300hp Yamaha engines - towed (2019), 19' (5.8m) Williams Jet Tender 565, 2x three-person Seadoo Sport GTX 145 wave runners, 2x seabobs, 4x inflatable paddle boards, 2x Hobie 12' pedalboards, 2x Gocycle E-bikes, In-water swimming pool and floating dock off the swim platform, Water skis, Wakeboard, Kneeboard, Banana, Biscuit, Donut, Blow up a trampoline, snorkeling gear.

2. Revelry 

  • LOA: 180' (55m); Builder: Amels
  • Year & Refit: 2012/2019
  • 5 Cabins; 10 Guests; 14 Crew
  • Priced from €255,000 per week plus expenses
  • Cruising locations: French Riviera, Monaco, Italian Riviera, Corsica & Sardinia
The 180-foot (55m) Amels luxury superyacht REVELRY (formerly 4YOU) provides charter guests with an exceptional on-water holiday. Launched in 2012 and refitted in 2019, this impressive motor yacht features interior design by Laura Sessa Ramboll. Her exterior design is courtesy of Tim Heywood Design. She is primed and ready to welcome you for an unforgettable charter experience.



Guests of REVELRY will find supreme comfort as well as chic sophistication aboard. The yacht’s main deck is home to the main salon where guests often can be found socializing and relaxing. The sumptuous color palette of browns and creams is beautifully layered with rich woods to create a warm and inviting space where guests will feel right at home. Forward of this space is the yacht’s formal dining area. Eight plush, white chairs surround a beautiful dining table where guests can enjoy meals. The large windows that flank this deck provide abundant views and ample natural light. 



The main deck also has a stunning bar and a stunning staircase that is almost hidden in plain sight that leads to the lower deck. The skylounge features a lighter color scheme that provokes relaxation. Lounge seating, a games table, and a full bar further add to the laid-back feel of this space. A grand piano adds a pop of whimsy as guests unwind after a day on the water.


Toys and Amenities

1 x 23' / 7m Novurania RIB 220 HP Jet Drive engine, 1 x Rescue Boat, 2 x 3 seat Yamaha VX Cruiser Waverunners, 1 x Stand-up Yamaha Jet-Ski, 2 x Cayago V, 2 x F5 seabobs, 2 x Wake Boards, 1 x Water-Ski, 2 x 1 Person Doughnuts, Inflatable water toy: 1 x Airstream (2 people), 1 x Sonar (4 people), 1 x Freestyle Cruiser Water Slide, Fishing Equipment, Snorkeling Equipment

3. Nita K II

  • Length: 171' (52.12m); Builder: Amels
  • Year & Refit: 2004/2019
  • 5 Cabins; 12 Guests; 13 Crew
  • Priced from €250,000 per week plus expenses
  • Cruising locations: French Riviera, Monaco, Italian Riviera, Corsica & Sardinia, Croatia, Scandinavia
The 171- foot (52.12m) superyacht NITA K II provides guests with the pinnacle of luxury. As a pedigreed Dutch build that has been impeccably maintained, this yacht has high-quality fit-and-finish throughout and impressive amenities. While aboard NITA K II’s 13 crew members will ensure that every guest is treated to five-star service.



The luxury charter yacht showcases a contemporary interior designed by Studio Alberto Pinto and Laura Sessa. Throughout the interior are eight varieties of wood and other fine materials cleverly combined in a way that gives NITA K II’s interior a unique, welcoming feel. The main salon and sky lounge both provide guests with the ideal space for hanging out or unwinding.



Guests are welcomed aboard in the superior comfort of five luxuriously appointed staterooms. NITA K II’s master suite is a spacious oasis complete with a large en-suite bath with a European shower. The superyacht’s additional staterooms include four queen-bed staterooms, with two staterooms having Pullmans — each stateroom is appointed with its own en-suite bath as well as Apple TV Airplay.

To ensure comfort to all guests, while underway and at anchor, NITA K II features Naiad stabilizing fins.


Toys and Amenities

Please inquire about large towed tender, 24′ (7.5m) Novurania Deluxe tender, Sensational Waterslide from Sun Deck, 2x three-person Yamaha jet skis, 2x inflatable kayaks (1× one-person / 1× two-person), 2x stand up paddleboards, 2x seabobs (5S), 2x wakeboards, 2x towable toys (Big Mable sofa & High Roller), Water skis, Snorkel gear, Beach setup, Fishing gear, Exercise equipment Peloton bike, Rowing machine, Free weights, Pull-up bar, Resistance Elastic bands, Punching bag

4. Usher

  • Length: 154' (46.94m)
  • Builder: Delta Marine
  • Year & Refit: 2007/2019
  • 5 Cabins; 12 Guests; 10 Crew
  • Priced from $179,500 per week plus expenses
  • Cruising locations: Bahamas, Florida, New England


Charter yacht USHER yacht has a proven track record. Remarkable speed and agility combined with sophisticated style make this high-performance semi-displacement motor yacht the obvious choice. Her interior evokes a sense of leisure, relaxation, and adventure.

Open, light, and airy, many of the rooms onboard motor yacht USHER function as works of art themselves. Five spacious tech-savvy cabins, complete with iPads, sleep 12 guests; she has an additional third Pullman berth well suited for a child. An elevator services all interior decks.



Zero Speed stabilizers, an array of water toys and iPad-controlled A/V systems in each room are just a few reasons to charter M/Y USHER — she’s at the top of the game. The hand-carved floral inlay carpet and fine upholstery evidence the fun, colorful essence of this vessel and her bamboo, woven wood, leather hides and textured fabric showcase her transcendent, simplistic nature. A hallmark of this superyacht is her elegant woodwork, which spans the interior and includes African walnut flooring and Bubinga ceiling beams.


Toys and Amenities

56' (17m) Hampton with 2 crew, 35' (10.6m) Scout towable tender with day head. Fishing gear, Inflatable Watersport Fun Park, 2x seabobs, 2x kayaks, 2x Sea-Doos, Water skis, 2x ridge paddleboards, 1x three-person towable, Wakeboard Towables, Snorkeling gear, On-deck Jacuzzi, Elevator from guest accommodations to the sky lounge, Exercise equipment: Treadmill, Yoga mats, Tension bands, Dumbbells

5. Temptation

  • Length 123’, Builder: Palmer Johnson 
  • Year & Refit: 2005/2018
  • 4 Cabins, 8 Guests, 5 Crew
  • Priced from $70,000 per week plus expenses
  • Cruising location: New England
At 123 feet (37.49m), luxury superyacht TEMPTATION is well known for luxurious cruising in the waters of Florida and The Bahamas.



TEMPTATION’s outdoor spaces are as resplendent as her interior. Relax in TEMPTATION’s beautiful Jacuzzi, which is located on her sundeck and affords you incredible panoramic views. TEMPTATION features a fully stocked onboard toy chest filled with paddleboards, wakeboards and two Yamaha 11000 deluxe WaveRunners for guests to enjoy.


Toys and Amenities

32’ (9.7m) Edgewater Center Console (2018), 2x 300hp engines including T-top, Outriggers and day head, 15' (4.6m) Novurania Wide Body RIB, 90hp four-stroke, 2x Yamaha 1100 Deluxe WaveRunners (2019), 2x paddleboards, Two-person inflatable kayak, Wakeboard, Water skis (adult and child), Water toys, Towable tube, Snorkeling gear, Fishing gear: Casting poles and complete fish gear for deep sea/big game/spearfishing.

6. VIP Contact

You can reach Northrop & Johnson via its website or dozen offices worldwide.



7. Executive Security Reports

1.   Executive security insights for HNWs
2.   What you should consider before you get behind the wheel in Cuba 
2.   Preventing a robbery while traveling   
3.   How to survive a terrorist attack 
4.   Seven ways your flight crew can improve security 
5.   Six travel security scenarios you should be prepared for  
6.   Family travel safety and security advice 



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These yachts are perfect for first-timers. With availability in Florida, the Caribbean, and Europe, these floating resorts are perfect for a socially-distanced vacation. Once you charter a yacht, you’ll be back. Here are a few of the best options to get you headed out to the fun seas. Read more about chartering a yacht…  

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Our sister site Private Jet Card Comparisons is the authority on private jet cards and memberships. For each of the more than 50 companies in our database, we also provide an updated news index. Just click on the link below for the company you want to track.




About DG Amazing Experiences

My name is Doug Gollan. I am a strong advocate of the private aviation industry.  You can read my frequent coverage of private jets and luxury travel at Forbes.com.
 
I’ve chosen you to receive DG Amazing Experiences because I believe you share my passion for both business aviation and the best travel and luxury experiences in the world.
  
DG Amazing Experiences is your e-newsletter guide to the best places and experiences for private jet travelers like yourself. The content is personally selected by me with the help of some of the smartest and best travel advisors in the world. My goal is to give you a look ahead at what's new, what's hot, and the best of the best. To make it easy for you, the stories are short but detailed, and I provide plentiful links to additional, relevant information.

If you are looking for private aviation solutions from on-demand charter to jet cards, fractional, and even full ownership, please visit our sister website Private Jet Card Comparisons to access our buyer’s guide to over 250 jet card programs and our exclusive on-demand charter guide. Our VIP assistance program can help you decide which solutions are optimal for you.

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