A Rose-Tinted Charter: Sunglasses for Your Caribbean Voyage
Golden Age Glamour
Luxury yacht chartering as we know it came to prominence with the seafaring silver screen starlets of Hollywood, in an era when it was a social obligation to appear effortlessly chic and elegant at all times. As such, channelling the aesthetic of yesteryear is the way to go in 2017.
For Her: Hark back to this zenith of glamour with the stunning Lei sunglasses from Fendi (from €390). With a minimal Art Deco shape, these striking glasses offer a contemporary take on the classic cat-eye specs. The rose gold frames are complemented by a colourful motif, which can be selected from three choices: matte green, light blue, or black. These sunglasses are the ideal accessories to enhance a range of outfits, and perfectly suit the tropical kaleidoscope of colours found in the Caribbean.
For Him: Make a statement of retro aesthetic and channel your inner Cary Grant or Richard Burton with Linda Farrow’s exceptionally suave 427 C2 Oval sunglasses (from €1,062). Handcrafted in 18-22 carat white gold-plated titanium, these timeless sunglasses are sure to make an impact both on and off deck.
If old-school glamour is your style, enjoy the grandeur of chartering the classic M/Y SARITA SI. Launched by CRN Ancona in 1973, she enjoying a distinguished charter history and a selection of modern amenities. With elegant and harmonious lines, extensive space both inside and out, and a sophisticated interior, M/Y SARITA SI is a popular choice for both families and groups of friends. Charterers enjoy the use of a Jacuzzi and a gym, as well as a selection of water toys, which includes kayaks, Waverunners, a paddleboard, and inflatables. She sleeps up to 12 guests in six elegant staterooms.
Explore some of the 700 islands that make up the paradisiacal archipelago of the Bahamas in absolute comfort, taking advantage of the region’s warm waters with the vessel’s state-of-the-art water toys. Adventure beneath the waves off the coast of Long Island and discover some of the world’s most beautiful, barrier reefs with the on-board snorkelling equipment. Perfect your Bahamas yacht charter by taking a tender ashore to the Port of Nassau; sample local cuisine in between trips to the numerous high-end boutiques that line the waterfront.
Nowadays, simplicity is key when it comes to design. A minimalist approach, with an emphasis on line and form, is the closest you’ll get to a physical representation of luxury. Sport a modern look with simple sunglasses.
For Her: The smooth of Thom Brown’s classic Round Frame sunglasses (from €745) encapsulate a sense of modern cool. The 18kt gold detail on the matte blue frame creates a relaxed yet classy look.
Available at Farfetch.com
For Him: Dita Eyewear has made a contemporary take on the classic Wayfarer with their Statesman sunglasses (from €766). The narrow gold arms end in a gentle teardrop, placing emphasis on the thick black rim of the glasses, perfect for dressing up a simple t-shirt to dance the night away in one of the famed rum bars found on a Cuban yacht charter.
Available at Farfetch.com
You’ll find similar luxury on board celebrated superyacht M/Y LAUREL. The blue hull of her sleek and stylish profile has made the vessel a head-turner since her launch from the Delta Marine Shipyard in 2006. Her clean and sweeping lines continue throughout both the interior and exterior of this magnificent superyacht, which is wheelchair accessible throughout. The stunning vessel is 73.2m in length and accommodates up to 12 guests in six lavish staterooms, with the Master stateroom benefitting from private verandas. She offers plenty of exterior deck space for guests to relax under the hot Cuban sun.
Cuba is set to be a hot yachting destination in 2017. Moor off the coast of Cayo Largo to enjoy 17 miles of unspoilt beaches and black coral reefs, or explore the virgin cays off the Peninsula of Varadero. Immerse yourself in classic cars and cigars by venturing to the colourful streets of Havana, whose proud heritage of a time gone by is worn as a badge of honour.
The beauty of yacht chartering lies in the absolute freedom that travelling by sea provides, allowing otherwise hard-to-explore locations to be reached and enjoyed with ease. Fashion a unique pair of sunglasses to reflect your adventurous nature.
For Her: Team your adventurous spirit with a pair of Dior’s Eclat sunglasses (from €475). The white marble-effect frames perfectly complement the pale pink-mirrored lenses. The lens shape is a modern take on the classic oval - a look not for the faint-hearted.
For Him: No explorer would be complete without a pair of Aviator sunglasses, and Cartier’s Santos Dumont (from €1,006) are some of the finest around. Paying tribute to the great explorer and aviator Santos Dumont, the champagne gold rims are highlighted with red leather tips and a red leather bridge. The Cartier Santos screws provide further detailing along the arm for added luxury.
There is no finer yacht on which to explore any one of the 15 Leeward Islands than the outstanding 56.01m Benetti M/Y ULYSSES. Like the Gentleman explorers of the 1920s, the superyacht is styled with plush and rich interiors. Guests can unwind at the bar to enjoy a whiskey sour after a day spent visiting the exceptional restaurants, spas, and beaches of St. Barths. Further relaxation is to be found in the sauna and Jacuzzi, or out on the water with the vessel’s numerous water toys; jet-skiing to one of the beach bars on the coastline of Antigua is not to be missed. M/Y ULYSSES’ stabilisers also ensure premium comfort when cruising or at anchor for the vessel’s 12 guests.
To discuss your yachting itinerary for 2017, or to find out more about any of the yachts in the Fraser charter fleet, contact the Fraser charter team today.