04 April 2017
As a yacht charter destination, Australasia remains on the peripheral of seafaring popularity – much to the delight of those in the know. Waters of crystal clarity, which teem with exotic ecosystems, can be enjoyed in relative privacy and consistently desirable conditions. Despite offering the attractions that make yacht charters among the greatest experiences on earth – indulgent luxury, stunning scenery and an invigorating sense of adventure – Australasia remains the route less travelled.
03 April 2017
What was once seen as the sky-high preserve of tycoons, politicians and the stars of sport and entertainment is now being transformed by new, tech-based business models that tune into today’s on-demand and sharing economies.
31 March 2017
Fraser is pleased to welcome LADY THURAYA, an elegant and timeless luxury sailing yacht, to the sales fleet.
29 March 2017
On the second day of the Kuwait Yacht Show, Fraser, the world’s largest superyacht brokerage firm, is pleased to announce their recent partnership with Seas & Deserts Group.
28 March 2017
Fraser is delighted to welcome HERE COMES THE SUN, a spectacular 83M yacht from Amels, to the charter fleet.
28 March 2017
Fraser is delighted to welcome 77.4m explorer yacht LEGEND to the sales fleet.
20 March 2017
A multi-award winning Dutch shipyard, Heesen is one of the most famous luxury yacht builders in the world. The Heesen brand was founded in 1978 in Oss, Holland, and quickly made a name for itself as a high-quality manufacturer of luxury performance powerboats with an international reputation for technical innovation, a meticulous attention to detail, and superb design.
10 March 2017
Typically Mediterranean but with its long-standing Balkan links, a summer foodie tour of traditional dishes cruising along the Montenegrin coastline encompasses Italian seafood, warming meat dishes, and a fiery taste of Rakia.
08 March 2017
After rounding off an extremely successful 2016, Fraser started 2017 promisingly with the sale of the 28m M/Y TRIPLE NET. Five luxury motor yachts were also added to the Fraser central agency sales fleet in January, strengthening the selection of yachts for sale with the world’s leading yacht brokerage.
08 March 2017
In honour of International Women’s Day, which takes place annually on 8th March around the world, Fraser is proud to celebrate the female Captains within our fleet. While there are many female crew members working on superyachts in a range of roles globally, the coveted role of Captain is still predominantly held by men. Thankfully this is changing and, having pledged for parity last year, Fraser is proud to showcase some of the brilliant female Captains within the current fleet.
07 March 2017
The best of the highly popular Sea Axe vessels from Damen shipyard, designed by Azur Naval Architects, M/Y UMBRA is built to go anywhere. The versatile 54m support yacht has been used for disaster relief missions and scientific research all around the world, from Ecuador to New Zealand.
28 February 2017
On 25 February a new 74-metre AMELS 242 (242 ft) emerged from the Dutch luxury yacht builder’s yard in Vlissingen, the Netherlands. Construction is progressing perfectly to schedule for delivery before the summer season.
27 February 2017
Tuesday 28th February will see the retirement of Rudi Plessers the Chief Financial Officer of Fraser, after 13 years of dedicated service.
22 February 2017
Fraser was delighted to welcome the 44.50m M/Y BACCHUS to the yacht charter
fleet in October. Launched from the renowned Italian yacht builder Trinity in 2005, the semi-displacement superyacht is presented to the charter market in spectacular condition after a refit in 2016.
21 February 2017
M/Y GALAXY OF HAPPINESS
is nothing short of a game-changer. Silver, sleek and stunningly beautiful with a space-age exterior and a glossy, decadent interior, this trimaran superyacht delivers a futuristic yachting experience: highly efficient cruising with emissions-free capabilities.
20 February 2017
Fraser and Triton Submarines are delighted to announce the sale of two new construction 1000m Triton 3300/3 Submersibles. The submersibles are the sixth and seventh deliveries of this hull model from Triton’s Florida-based manufacturing facility, and the fifth and sixth Tritons constructed in the last 12 months.
09 February 2017
When a famous face remains in the spotlight for an inordinate amount of time, there comes a point when we, as an audience, feel as though we know them, on a familiar and friendly level, a personal one even. Their stage persona or character becomes their identity, the lines between public and private life are blurred, and it becomes increasingly hard for them to retreat or find a reprieve from the glare of the media.
07 February 2017
Spending time on the sun-soaked decks of your chartered luxury superyacht
, while cruising the azure waters of the Caribbean, require very little in terms of attire, but a good pair of sunglasses are an essential accessory. We’ve hand-selected this season’s sunglasses that are as cool as the Caribbean air is hot to ensure that your yachting adventure is experienced with a rose tint.
03 February 2017
Fraser builds on an impressive start to 2017 with the announcement of exciting yacht charter
news: two sensational superyachts have been added to the global charter fleet, while discounted rates have been revealed on two popular charter vessels for the winter/spring period.
02 February 2017
Fraser enjoyed successes in December, with two vessels sold and two magnificent yachts for sale
joining the sales fleet.
24 January 2017
2017 sees the leading superyacht brokerage, Fraser, celebrate its 70th anniversary. Originally founded in 1947 by David Fraser in Newport Beach, the company has since grown to become the world’s leading superyacht services company, offering brokerage, charter, management, new construction and crew services to clients around the world.
24 January 2017
Vassilis Fotilas and Roberto Giorgi speak to Bloomberg about the design process for Owners wishing to build their own superyacht. Not only is it about building a dream, but about making important considerations for the future of your investment. To watch the video, read on.
16 January 2017
If an out-of-the-ordinary adventure is what you’re after, head to the ends of the earth with the legendary and luxurious Hanse Explorer.
13 January 2017
Fraser Yachts is delighted to announce its partnership with The Plastic Oceans Foundation as part of its efforts to protect the marine environment that provides the basis of the luxury yacht industry.
03 January 2017
January saw the announcement of exciting price reductions within the Fraser central agency charter fleet, with winter/spring charters on two vessels being offered at discounted rates. Also revealed was the news that a talented new Captain has taken over the helm of one of Fraser’s popular charter motor yachts
16 December 2016
The 2nd Captain’s Christmas Dinner hosted by The Crew Network was held in Viareggio at the Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte on December 7th. The historical location, built in the 1920’s, welcomed 160 guests including over 95 Captains from all over the world and industry sponsors to network over a sumptuous dinner.
13 December 2016
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Jane Buffington. An industry icon and mentor to many, Jane passed away on November 29th, 2016. She was 90 years old.
12 December 2016
Fraser Yachts is proud to present S/Y SEDNA, a superb 24.99m Nautor’s Swan yacht for charter
. Launched in 2009, and having undergone a refit in 2016, S/Y SEDNA bears many hallmarks of quality, as can be expected of a yacht from such a distinguished shipyard.
05 December 2016
There is something wild and exciting about the alluring coastal waters and hidden streets of Cuba, and thanks to the newly relaxed regulations for cruising and dropping anchor, it’s proving to be the hottest new destination for superyacht charters
02 November 2016
Fraser Yachts is delighted to announce the sale of a new construction 67.1m AMELS. The yacht is the second new construction project from the Amels shipyard sold by Fraser Yachts and the third Amels project signed for project management by Fraser Yachts in the last 13 months.
24 October 2016
Australia, surrounded by the Pacific and Indian Oceans, is a vast country offering visitors a wealth of culture, landscape, wildlife, and diversity. Home to the stunning Whitsundays and the revered Great Barrier Reef, the continent of Australasia is increasingly a yacht charter haven due to the variety of enjoyment it provides. Whether it’s a city break in Sydney or a scuba diving trip of a lifetime, there is something for everyone in Australia.
29 September 2016
Fraser Yachts is delighted to announce the winner of the 2016 Richard Earp Award is Alex Lees-Buckley, sales broker at Camper and Nicholsons.
20 September 2016
Fraser Yachts is delighted to announce that the Richard Earp Award, created in tribute to the much loved and respected broker Richard Earp following his passing earlier this year, has received tremendous positive response and an impressive list of nominees for its inaugural edition.
12 September 2016
The world’s leading full-service yachting company, Fraser Yachts, is delighted to announce its impressive line up for the Monaco Yacht Show. As the show embarks on its second quarter of a century, Fraser Yachts will have seven stunning yachts on display, each one unique whilst all imbued with luxury.
25 August 2016
Guy Booth, the Captain of M/Y AURELIA, took time out of his busy Mediterranean yacht charter
schedule to speak to Fraser Yachts about the distinctive vessel and its charter activity.
23 August 2016
Sailing yachts will be put through their paces in September with a busy schedule of yachting regattas throughout the Western Mediterranean
. Sardinia’s fabled emerald coastline will be the setting for much of the action, with the Yacht Club Costa Smerelda
hosting two upcoming regattas. Founded in 1967, this yacht club is one of the biggest promoters of international sailing races in the world, having organised their first championship in 1980.
22 August 2016
The charter market for expedition yachts has enjoyed a boom over the last 10 years, as the allure of far-flung destinations - as well as the extraordinary versatility, spaciousness and character of explorer vessels - has enhanced the appeal of an ocean-going charter experience. An explorer yacht for charter
presents an unbeatable combination of seafaring strength and indulgent superyacht luxury.
17 August 2016
Each shipyard brings a defining set of qualities to the yachting industry. For Feadship, these qualities include premium craftsmanship and a proclivity to exceed clients’ expectations. Having built a strong reputation for itself in the yacht building industry, the Dutch shipyard offers world-class luxury, employing the most talented yacht builders to deliver bespoke projects for a discerning clientele. Combining high performance with a relentless quest for perfection, every Feadship yacht for sale
is the best the company has ever produced. Its continuous evolution of design, engineering and construction has made it one of the market leaders in custom superyacht construction.
16 August 2016
Fraser Yachts is honoured to introduce the Richard Earp Award, following the sad passing of the much-loved and respected Broker. The award will celebrate charisma and ethical behaviour in the yachting industry. Richard was highly regarded throughout the industry for his gentlemanly conduct, fair negotiations and honest character - attributes on which all nominees for the award will be judged. Nominees will also be judged on their transparency and respectability, and must still be active in the market today.
25 July 2016
Fraser Yachts is delighted to announce July’s featured superyacht for sale
as being the 52m motor yacht, DEJA TOO. Launched in 2003 from the premier Dutch yacht builder Amels as part of their successful Tigre d’Or Series, M/Y DEJA TOO immediately attracted attention for her sleek exterior design and versatile interior, and is presented for sale in immaculate condition.
22 July 2016
Fraser Yachts is proud to present 35.2m S/Y SOLLEONE
for charter. The elegant vessel perfectly combines the high performance of a modern sloop with the luxuries expected of a contemporary sailing yacht for charter
: the plumb bow, wide stern and twin rudders deliver optimum performance, while the spacious and contemporary interior accommodates up to nine guests in four luxurious staterooms.
20 July 2016
From underwater flying machines to amphibious vehicles, the futuristic and luxurious gadgets found on superyachts are the things of which sci-fi dreams are made. Presenting the latest and greatest, as well as some enduring classics, we’ve put together a list of some of the best superyacht accessories on the market in 2016.
1. The Amphibious Jeep.
18 July 2016
Following the sad passing of the much loved and respected broker Richard Earp earlier this year Fraser Yachts felt it would be a fitting tribute to set up an award in his honour. Richard was renowned for his gentlemanly conduct and fair negotiations, valuable attributes that should be encouraged in this growing and competitive industry.
07 July 2016
With summer officially under way the summer 2016 charter season is in full swing. This month we speak to wine expert Sarah Jameson at VSF
on the top 5 wines to enjoy on board your yacht this summer season.
06 July 2016
In Tuscany, things are built to last: from the Renaissance art that still hangs in many of Florence’s art galleries and museums to the fine wine made from the region’s vineyards, which can keep for longer than most other wines combined. Is it any surprise, then, that some of the world’s leading shipyards emerge in this corner of Italy, which is so steeped in tradition? Combining their countrymen’s natural flair for style with a passion for creating world-class yachts of the highest quality, Benetti is Tuscany’s preeminent yacht builder and the Fraser Yachts featured shipyard of the month.
05 July 2016
Fraser Yachts is proud to present the 43.59m M/Y L’ALBATROS
as its yacht of the month. This elegant 1985 Sterling superyacht features a deep blue hull and a classic clipper bow, lending it the feel of a gentleman’s yacht of yesteryear. An extensive refit in 2015 has produced a contemporary interior with all the modern luxuries that you would expect on a superyacht for charter
04 July 2016
Ed McLachlan decided at the tender age of 18 that one day he would become a superyacht chef. Ten years on, he’s just won the MYBA Charter Show chef competition: his culinary journey has taken him from rural Devon to remote Asia, using hard graft and an enquiring mind to attain his goal.
30 June 2016
Fraser Yachts has teamed up with The DJ Dispensary
to bring a brand new and exclusive music experience to the deck of your superyacht. From the Caribbean
to the Mediterranean
and the Indian Ocean
, The DJ Dispensary promises to meet yachts anywhere and take discerning travellers on a ground-breaking luxury experience of both travel and music.
20 June 2016
The private members’ club: a coveted place of solace, a sanctuary or haven for the genteel folk, a slice of privacy away from prying eyes. It’s also a long serving tradition that is now enjoying a new lease of life on a global scale.
20 June 2016
Fraser Yachts is proud to present S/Y ELLEN
as June’s featured superyacht for charter
, a stunning 40.41m Perini Navi sailing ketch with a spectacular reputation on the charter market. With an elegant interior that merges classic styling with yachting sophistication, S/Y Ellen combines sensational comfort with impressive sailing performance.
24 May 2016
A prime opportunity has arisen to purchase M/Y MY SECRET
, a stunning 47.6m tri-deck motor yacht, which boasts a unique interior decor by the prestigious Bannenberg & Rowell. With naval design by Omega architects and built with exceptional quality at Heesen’s Dutch shipyard, M/Y MY SECRET was launched in 2012 as part of the yard’s 4700 Series, and is presented by Fraser Yachts in excellent condition.
19 May 2016
Exotic island destinations set in distant oceans were once considered as just idyllic notions, reserved for scientific research and holidaying royalty. Now, however, these paradises are becoming regular fixtures on superyacht charter itineraries, thanks to the improved capabilities of luxury vessels. No destination rewards venturing yacht charterers more than the South Pacific, where an assortment of exotic-sounding islands offers secluded beauty, without the crowds of the Mediterranean or the Caribbean.
10 May 2016
In the bespoke world of haute couture, nothing is impossible. And in the specialist field of Savile Row, a family-owned tailor is cutting out a niche of their very own for royalty, superyacht owners and families alike. Here Ray Stowers, of Stowers Bespoke, speaks of crocodile skin, Michael Jackson’s uniform, and the traditional art of tailoring.
03 May 2016
Proving that superyacht construction really is a global industry, Fraser Yachts is delighted to have been appointed the central sales agent for M/Y MCP HEMISPHERE 140/02
, due to be launched in 2017 from Brazil’s MCP Yachts. With over 35 years of industry experience, MCP Yachts is South America’s leading naval architects and shipbuilders, and is responsible for some of the largest aluminium yachts to be have been launched in the region.
26 April 2016
Fraser Yachts is delighted to present the graceful S/Y ANTARA
as the featured charter yacht of the month for April. The 46m superyacht is an exclusive new addition to world-leading brokerage’s central agency charter fleet. Built by the highly renowned Perini Navi
in 1991, she was completely refitted in 2014 and is currently undergoing further upgrades, including new rigging and a fresh coat of paint. After the work is complete, this classic vessel will be available to charter on the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean - just in time for the summer yachting season.
08 April 2016
“Swimming with humpback whales in Tonga. Cage-diving with great white sharks in South Australia. Flying along the edge of the Great Barrier Reef in a helicopter, watching marlin and sailfish jumping. Finding a shipwreck on a remote atoll near Fiji. Climbing a live volcano in Vanuatu.” As a lifetime bucket list, this would be pretty ambitious, but Captain Owen How is describing just his top five memories of his six years at the helm of explorer superyacht OPHELIA.
18 March 2016
Fraser Yachts is delighted to welcome the award-winning M/Y FINISH LINE
to its global charter fleet. The 36.58m custom yacht from American yacht builder Trinity Yachts
was launched with fanfare in 2013, going on to win the title of ‘Best two-deck yacht’ at the World Superyacht Awards in 2014. This superyacht for charter has certainly made a splash in the yachting industry, and it’s easy to see why.
15 March 2016
We're in a jewellery shop in Mayfair, London, and in front of us is a crystal Lalique decanter, containing rare Macallan whisky. This is the Lalique Cire Perdue, and it’s at the start of a journey that will take it to paris, New York, Moscow and Taipei before it is auctioned in Hong Kong. The decanter will eventually fetch £299,000 ($460,000) and within two years another Lalique decanter containing Macallan will be sold for a new record of £408,000 ($628,000).
14 March 2016
M/Y SEVEN J’S
is just one of the spectacular superyachts for sale
that Fraser Yachts will be exhibiting at the Palm Beach International Boat Show
, between the 17th
of March 2016. This stunning 47.55m custom superyacht from Delta Marine
was launched in 2008 and is presented for sale in exceptional condition. With a gleaming blue hull, red racing stripe and white superstructure, M/Y SEVEN J’S is a proven world cruiser with a striking profile and strong oceangoing capabilities.
08 March 2016
Every year, March 8th marks International Women’s Day. With the World Economic Forum estimating in 2015 that the gender gap wouldn't close entirely until 2133 the theme for the 2016 International Women’s Day is #PledgeforParity. This year Fraser Yachts profiles eight female yacht designers who have carved out a path for themselves in the yachting industry.
29 February 2016
Fraser Yachts, the world’s leading luxury yacht service provider, is delighted to announce that Raphael Sauleau has been appointed as the new CEO of Fraser Yachts and will be joining the Group on the 4th of April.
26 February 2016
Not every shipyard in the world attracts such a devoted and loyal a following as iconic Italian superyacht builder, Perini Navi. Founded in 1983, this shipyard may still be in its youth compared to some other superyacht builders, yet it boasts a portfolio overflowing with some of the most celebrated names in the industry. Fraser Yachts is delighted to announce the addition of S/Y VICTORIA
from this iconic Viareggio shipyard to its sales and charter listings.
26 February 2016
In recent years, the practice of molecular gastronomy has redefined cookery to become a staple of most superyacht menus, captivating diners with its imaginative form and limitless possibilities. From espresso pasta to pineapple glass, the inventive scope of molecular gastronomy knows no bounds and is ever-evolving. For many, the cuisine is a crucial component of any successful superyacht charter
. Fraser Yachts spoke to Fabio Greganti, the head chef of 63M FORCE BLUE
, to learn about the exciting culinary art form.
26 February 2016
Fraser Yachts is delighted to announce that award winning shipyard Tansu Yachts has sold 39.3m superyacht CUTLASS which was under construction for spec. A couple passionate about art and design has been attracted by the sharp lines of this series combined with the quality and award winning design synonymous with Tansu Yachts.
22 February 2016
M/Y MY PARADIS
is February’s featured yacht for sale. This superyacht is the first in the 108’ Tradition Supreme series, launched by Benetti in 2014. She is a stylish superyacht that was custom-built using the superior engineering that has made the prestigious Italian yacht builder so highly respected. Optimised for smooth cruising over a range of 2,300 nautical miles, this displacement motor yacht is capable of reaching 13.5 knots using diesel power.
22 February 2016
Thinking of chartering in the Caribbean this season? If so, you are sure to find yourself surrounded by some of the most exquisite, crystalline waters the world has to offer. Whether you relax on the sundeck, indulge in water sports, or explore any of the spectacular white-sand beaches synonymous with the region, almost any activity in paradise requires the perfect piece of swimwear… but where do you find that ideal costume? Below you will find some inspirational styles and trends to set you up for the ultimate Caribbean yacht charter
11 February 2016
Fraser Yachts charter broker Jason Whiting was lucky enough to take part on “fam trip” aboard 64m Benetti superyacht SILVER ANGEL in the Seychelles. In this blog post he shares his daily diary with us and exclusive pictures of life on board a superyacht in an island paradise.
05 February 2016
Penthouse living has long been the number one status symbol among the world’s ultra-high net worth crowd, but the rise of innovative superyacht design has seen an extraordinary pairing between rooftop serenity and nautical architecture. The beauty of modern day superyacht design is in its organic fluidity and process of evolution. Borrowing from, as well as inspiring, neighbouring sectors such as the automotive industry is what keeps it current, innovative and surprising. Match that with the global demand among the elite for power living, and the result is a rise in penthouse developments that capture both the style and essence of life aboard a superyacht; coveted privacy teamed with unparalleled, progressive design.
03 February 2016
Fraser Yachts, in partnership with Bombardier, was delighted to host a select group of clients at the Snow Polo World Cup 2016 in St. Moritz
. An annual event since 1985, when snow polo first debuted, this year’s tournament took place from 29th
January 2016. The guests were whisked away from London in a Bombardier Global 6000
, one of the largest aircraft in the Bombardier fleet.
19 January 2016
Those planning a Mediterranean yacht charter in 2016 should consider the option of chartering M/Y EMOTION
, a stunning 43m motor yacht from CRN Ancona. M/Y EMOTION has excellent charter qualities, accommodating up to 11 guests in five palatial staterooms. The full-beam master suite is found on the main deck and is offered with a large study, a decadent marble bathroom and a private balcony - an unusual feature on a yacht of this size.
18 January 2016
Fraser Yachts is delighted to announce the sale of the 50m new construction project, Benetti Breeze FB802, marking a strong start to 2016 for the leading yacht brokerage company. FB802 is the second hull in the FB800 series from the renowned Italian yacht builder
, with a scheduled delivery date of June 2016. The 50m tri-deck motor yacht will feature a streamlined and sleek exterior design with some standout design features, such as a private Owner’s balcony and a fantastic pool and entertaining area on the bridge deck forward.
18 January 2016
Blue lagoons rich in marine life, white sand beaches adorned with coconut palms, remote, secluded private villas accompanied by Michelin food and world-class wine – it’s just another day in paradise at the most exclusive holiday destination to date, the exotic French Polynesian resort, The Brando. It seems strangely apt that someone so publicly adored for his devastating good looks, and often cited as one of the greatest and most influential film actors of all time, should be the person to stumble upon a place of such unspeakable wonder, and make it his mission to preserve it.
13 January 2016
Fraser Yachts is delighted to announce the sale of the new construction 50m Benetti Breeze FB802 project. FB802 is the second hull of Benetti’s 50m FB800 series and is set to be delivered in June 2016. A third yacht of the same series is already in construction with delivery in 2017.
05 January 2016
Fraser Yachts is delighted to welcome the spectacular M/Y VICTORY to its luxury yacht charter fleet
. Golden Yachts built this incredible 52m yacht in 2007, before it underwent a stylish interior refit in 2010 at the expert hands of Giorgio Vafiadis.
04 January 2016
An exciting opportunity has arisen to own M/Y VICKY
, an iconic 72.59m custom superyacht for sale from Proteksan-Turquoise shipyard. This spectacular yacht gained favourable attention when she was launched in 2012, due to some remarkable custom features by the owner in collaboration with H2 Yacht Design. M/Y VICKY accommodates up to 14 guests in seven palatial staterooms, all of which have their own unique design.
18 December 2015
On 7th June 2015, a flotilla of vessels was involved in the rescue of thousands of migrants adrift in the Mediterranean Sea. Alongside the naval and coast guard vessels there was just one private boat – a dedicated search and rescue vessel called Phoenix. Representing the Migrant Offshore Aid Station, Phoenix was the first boat on site and later coordinated the rescue efforts before heading to Sicily to disembark some 372 people, including 126 women and 62 children.
10 December 2015
This winter, step aboard luxury superyacht M/Y WHEELS
for an unforgettable charter experience. A recent addition to the Fraser Yachts charter fleet
, this stunning 49.99m Trinity yacht was launched in 2009, with a beautiful interior design by Scott Carpenter and sleek exterior styling by Trinity Yachts. With a semi-displacement hull and clean lines, M/Y WHEELS reaches 19 knots at full speed and perfectly combines performance and comfort. This superyacht for charter accommodates 12 guests in six luxury staterooms: a main deck master suite with private office, 4 double staterooms and one twin.
02 December 2015
A wonderful opportunity to own M/Y COCKTAILS
- a luxury 47.85 m Trinity superyacht for sale through Fraser Yachts. M/Y COCKTAILS superyacht is presented for sale in immaculate condition, after a major refit by her builder, Trinity Yachts, in 2012. Formerly known as CHEVY TOY, this sophisticated and spacious 47.85m Trinity motor yacht sleeps up to 12 guests in 5 palatial cabins, and boasts a gorgeous original interior by Howard Design Group, with recent updates.
02 December 2015
is an ideal family yacht, with an excellent charter pedigree and a wonderful layout for bringing the generations together. The 37.80m motor yacht from Lloyd's ships was launched in 1983 and underwent a major multi-million dollar refit in 2014, completely updating the interior as well as overhauling the AV, Internet and VSAT systems. The refit has ensured the interior is like new: bright, elegant and airy, yet with the retro feel of its heritage still intact. As a result, SUNSHINE is a very welcoming yacht that feels both opulent and fun.
26 November 2015
Knowing that you would like to build a yacht is one thing, but finding out who will build it to your specifications, on time, on budget, and offer the right advice without any nasty surprises cropping up halfway through can be time consuming, hard to achieve, and for a first time builder, near impossible. Unless, that is, you employ the dream team.
09 November 2015
When you imagine the yacht of your dreams, is it built by one of the industry’s most respected shipyards? Designed by some of the leading names for both exterior and interior design? Complete with all the features, and more, that you would expect for a yacht of its size? A proven charter favourite in both the Caribbean and the Mediterranean?
16 October 2015
Captain James Griffith has just got off his racing bike. After a three-day 850 km charity tribute ride from Barcelona to Antibes, James, sponsored by Fraser Yachts, and his fellow riders have raised over 252,000€ for cancer. Just before he set off for the Cogs4Cancer
charity bike ride, we met up with him on board superyacht IMAGINE, to ask him a few questions about how he got to be captain of one of the most impressive yachts on display at the Monaco Yacht Show 2015.
13 October 2015
A 5 day diary of the Cogs4Cancer 2015 charity bike ride from Barcelona to Antibes by Captain James Griffith of M/Y IMAGINE.
21 September 2015
Fraser Yachts is delighted to announce the sale of a new construction 74m AMELS. The yacht is the second hull of the AMELS 242 Limited Edition range and is scheduled for delivery in spring 2017.
17 September 2015
Cruise the Mediterranean in style on board the luxurious Benetti superyacht for charter
, M/Y LATIKO.
16 September 2015
Built in 2008 by the notorious Amels shipyard
in Vlissingen in the Netherlands, M/Y LADY NAG NAG is one of the exclusive new additions to the Fraser Yachts sales fleet.
19 August 2015
You can now sail the Mediterranean and the Caribbean with the elegant S/Y OHANA
, a luxurious 49.70m high performance cruiser and the eighth sailing yacht designed by Dubois Naval Architects.
11 August 2015
Fraser Yachts, the world’s leading full-service yachting company, is delighted to announce the strengthening of its partnership with Julian Chang and the appointment of two new Fraser Yachts representatives in Asia as part of its commitment to the region.
05 August 2015
New to the Fraser Yachts sales fleet
is the classic and stunning luxury yacht M/Y LINMAR
. Rich with history, this 23m motor yacht was originally built by New York Launch in 1932 as a private, luxury cruise yacht and for the next 73 years she cruised along both coasts of North and Central America, taking people from the Panama Canal to the Great Lakes and into Alaska's Inside Passage.
26 July 2015
Cruise the Western Mediterranean this summer on board the stunning catamaran, S/Y HUTIANE
For experienced yacht charterers or those new to the industry alike, a catamaran offers an alternative to traditional motor and sailing yachts, all whilst ensuring the bespoke itineraries and luxury amenities you would expect from your yacht charter no matter the style of vessel.
22 July 2015
Available for charter for the first time and a brand new addition to the Fraser Yachts charter fleet
, the striking 56m Benetti “ANNAEVA
” was built in 2007 and has been maintained to the highest standards by her dedicated owner. With her well laid out interior and excellent utilisation of space, the yacht is impressive and the quality of execution and materials used propel her into a league of her own.
21 July 2015
Originally built in 1927 in Cowes, UK, XARIFA is a beautiful luxury vessel offering a truly classic cruise. Custom built by Samuel White, this luxury 49.9m sailing yacht has a stunning exterior designed by J.M. Soper and an interior timelessly designed by Barracuda Yacht Design. Her most recent refit was in 2014.
15 July 2015
From one of the most exciting yacht builders in the industry comes one of 2015’s most anticipated launches, the 39m superyacht for sale, M/Y CUTLASS
14 July 2015
Ever wondered what life as a superyacht chef is like? This month we talk to Chef Andrea Musetti of 37.80m M/Y LADY DIA
29 June 2015
Continuing on the tradition of highest quality design and finest craftsmanship from the renowned Italian yacht builders Codecasa Shipyards
, is the distinctive 51m superyacht M/Y ALDABRA
, for sale with Fraser Yachts.
29 June 2015
Welcome to the future of yacht design with the stunning superyacht M/Y MAYRA
One of the most unique yachts to ever be offered on the sales market, this 50m new-build yacht from Turkish shipyard Mayra Yachts boasts a distinctive exterior designed by Ken Freivokh and is an exciting addition to the Fraser Yachts superyachts for sale
24 June 2015
If there is one destination which captures the heart and imagination of those who spend even a small amount of time visiting it, it’s Greece. From majestic sites like the Acropolis in the capital Athens to the rock towers of Meteora in the north of the country.
For those fortunate enough to have already explored Greece, you’ll no doubt agree when we say that the best way to discover this wonderful country and her more than 6,000 islands is by sea. This is why a luxury yacht charter in Greece
is one of the most requested itineraries we see during the summer season, allowing you to visit several of the many unique islands in one holiday.
26 May 2015
is an extraordinary Delta Marine
superyacht for sale with Fraser Yachts. Designed by the prestigious U.S. shipyard, the 50m luxury yacht features a unique structure that includes a 34ft wide beam, 7,500ft2
of living space and more than 822 gross tons, making her the world’s largest 50m yacht by volume.
22 April 2015
With the Caribbean charter season drawing to a close, the focus of the yachting industry turns to the ever popular Mediterranean and guests, brokers and crew alike are busy planning and preparing upcoming summer charters in glamorous destinations such as Spain’s Balearic Islands, the French Riviera and Croatia’s Adriatic coastline.
08 April 2015
Motor yacht MY ZEHAVA is the seventh release in Benetti’s popular Delfino 93’ range. Launched in November 2013, this 28.32m displacement vessel features an impressive composite superstructure by the Italian shipbuilders and exterior concepts by Stefano Righini.
03 April 2015
Valeria originally moved to France in 1995 to teach Russian language and literature, but after moving to the South of France in 2000 she moved into the world of yachting. Valeria started working at Fraser Yachts in 2005 as a retail charter broker and has been in the yachting industry in Monaco since 2002. She is noted for her impeccable personal style and her knowledge of art and literature.
In this blog post she reveals her top 10 essentials on a yacht charter.
01 April 2015
, the Amels yacht for sale
offers a rare opportunity for the discerning buyer to purchase one of the most exceptional yachts available on the market.
13 March 2015
Following on from International Women’s Day on the 8th of March we take time to celebrate 8 key female figures in yachting. Trail blazers, pioneers, innovators…. Whatever your preferred term for them may be, these women have all paved the way for our own paths to success. In an industry where senior positions are largely male dominated, they are an inspiration for any woman forging her career path and building her own “tomorrow” in this fascinating industry. In no particular order, the women Fraser Yachts
have chosen to celebrate are:
02 March 2015
In the superyacht world, philanthropy can be seen in two ways. The traditional involvement, of course, means donating to charities, and that remains much needed. However, the newest form of philanthropy involves the yachts themselves. The biggest hurdle for scientists wanting to study the oceans is not money, not lab equipment, not staffing. It’s finding a way to get out on the oceans to do the research. But with the help of a few dedicated yacht owners
that is now beginning to change.
26 February 2015
It would be easy to assume from the increasing number of dramatically large concepts and the general industry obsession with size over the last few years that we have entered the age of the megayacht. Highly anticipated deliveries of yachts like Lürssen’s 180m M/Y AZZAM in 2013 and this year’s 140m Ocean Victory from Fincantieri, and big ‘pipeline’ projects like the 85m sailing yacht Vitters and Oceanco are currently collaborating on, have only served to draw more attention to this elite realm.
01 February 2015
Thirty-five years is a long time to wait to be reunited with your long-lost sister in your hometown. Many thought it would never happen such is the rarity of a maritime event like this. But against all odds, and thanks to the enthusiasm and commitment from those involved, the unlikely took place on a warm, hazy summer’s day last year.
29 January 2015
The Bosarge family are passionate sailors whose knowledge and love of sailing has translated to all of their yachts, including the most recent, 54.86-metre S/Y MARIE
, which launched from Vitters in 2010. With S/Y MARIE for sale with Fraser Yachts, the family are now turning their attentions to another new build, a longer lifting keel yacht by the same build and design team.
19 December 2014
Harry Vafias is one of the most successful shipping entrepreneurs in the world, as well as a lifelong lover of boats and the sea. Don Hoyt Gorman speaks with a man who balances shrewd business acumen with a passion for yachts and the life it brings.
04 December 2014
Luxury yacht charters are experiences that will last a lifetime. Fraser Yachts presents an incredible yachting experience aboard the luxurious M/Y LATITUDE.
27 November 2014
There are many fast, beautiful and comfortable sailing yachts on the water today but achieving superior comfort levels while achieving high performance is a tricky balance. The truth is that if you want to be fast, really fast, comfort will always have to take a back seat. For the owner of S/Y FIREFLY there was only one way to avoid the speed/comfort compromise: buy a motoryacht as well.
24 November 2014
Paradise is a shape-shifter. She assumes many forms and appears in various guises. However none is so alluring or so at ease with her natural beauty than the bountiful island of Tahiti. Diane Fraser and Patricia Codere of Fraser Yachts Fort Lauderdale
reminisce about their recent voyage of discovery to this beautiful island.
02 October 2014
An essential ingredient of any successful superyacht charter is the galley and Fraser Yachts, the worlds leading yacht sales and charter brokerage, is delighted to announce that Chef Hadleigh Corban of M/Y RIMA II
, has been named by yachting website Charterwave as their Chef of the Month.
15 September 2014
Riza Tansu has been designing and building yachts for almost 20 years. A belief in pure, open and spacious designs translates to all his yachts, including the award-winning 36.4m M/Y NOMADE and 33.9m M/Y ONLY NOW. With three projects in build at the Tansu Yachts yard, future plans include designing and building a yacht of his very own.
04 September 2014
Turkey’s lengthy coastline provides a multitude of choices for luxury yacht charter itineraries. In particular, the stunning Turquoise Coast from Antalya to Dalaman offers you the opportunity to create your very own mythical odyssey.
08 August 2014
Amanyara Villas – an island paradise resort so secretly tucked away in the Caribbean that those who have had the pleasure to visit prefer to keep it to themselves.
15 July 2014
Famous for its white-sand beaches, renowned rock star owners and jaw-dropping villas, Mustique is one of the most captivating of all Caribbean islands. Nestled in the heart of the Grenadines, it is prime Pirates of the Caribbean territory, an area where 17th century pirates used the sheltered bays to hide their ships and treasure – and modern-day travellers come to escape the stresses of our fast-paced world.
09 July 2014
When Italian yacht builder Benetti
asked the international design world to develop new concepts for its custom yachts ranging from 50m to 90m plus, based on existing Benetti platforms, the outcome was a ‘coup de theatre’ – something never seen before. And it seems this creative initiative – which saw 16 designers give new life to a fascinating journey of style, ideas and direction in yacht design – has been met with enthusiasm, with negotiations igniting on some of the designs.
24 June 2014
If you are seeking a relaxing yacht charter, Corsica makes the ideal getaway. Corsica is a beautiful French island located west of Italy in the Mediterranean Sea. Known for its mountainous terrain, superb beaches and citrus groves, Corsica offers a classic Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and mild winters. Bask in the sunshine on your sundeck; Corsica has one of the highest average daily sunshine records of all the French territories.
20 June 2014
Personally overseen by the Club President, HSH Prince Albert II, the new Yacht Club de Monaco (YCM) clubhouse will celebrate its grand opening on June 20 2014 after more than 10 years of planning and construction. The world-renowned architect, Lord Norman Foster from Foster and Partners was awarded the commission in 2003 and collaborated with local architect Alexandre Giraldi.
19 June 2014
The name ‘Alaska’ meaning peninsula describes a vast landmass jutting out from the North American continent with the Arctic Ocean to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the west and south. At 34,000 miles, the Alaskan coastline is longer than the combined coastlines of all the other states in the USA making it a unique destination to be explored on a luxury superyacht charter.
21 May 2014
A month-by-month guide for superyacht owners and charterers on the best time to cruise each corner of the planet. With so many stunning destinations to choose from it can sometimes be difficult to decide where to voyage on your superyacht from month to month. Fraser Yachts share their expertise and tell you the perfect places to be throughout the year.
19 May 2014
One man’s vision to improve an owner’s experience by creating a new support vessel, the YXT, has come to fruition. Yachting enthusiast and head of LYNX Yachts, Slim Bouricha, says the YXT project has been on his mind for more than five years. “I always felt that owners of yachts from 35 to 60 meters, as well as large sailing yachts, deserved to get more out of their yachts during their precious vacation time,” he says.
08 May 2014
The arctic explorer Pen Hadow, famed for trekking solo from Canada to the North Pole, defined the art of exploration as: ‘going places and attempting things which haven’t been done before, discovering new things and learning from what you’ve found out.’ Now, a generation of yacht owners and superyacht charter
guests are also intent on becoming a generation of explorers.
15 April 2014
The Republic of Seychelles is an archipelago of 116-islands in the Indian Ocean famous for their azure waters and white sand beaches. The Seychelles islands enjoy a year-round tropical climate, beautiful scenery and calm waters making them an ideal luxury yacht charter destination
11 April 2014
It may only be early in the year; however the Mediterranean charter season is fast approaching. For those that are interested in purchasing a luxury superyacht ready for the summer season, the Antibes Yacht show is the perfect opportunity to do so. The show is followed by the opening of the charter season with several high profile events taking place along the Cote d’Azur in May, including the Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix when the jet-set fly in from all over the world to charter luxury yachts at these luxurious events.
09 April 2014
Life moves fast. With work and home commitments dictating the rhythm of our daily lives, it’s easy to forget to stop and enjoy special moments with family and friends. On the beautiful South Pacific islands of Fiji, pristine beaches, turquoise seas and quiet coves make the perfect backdrop for you and your loved ones to pause, reflect and forget everyday stresses while relaxing onboard a magnificent superyacht.
28 March 2014
Sometimes referred to as the ‘Sea of Antilles’, the Caribbean is an area of outstanding natural beauty and without doubt one of the most popular yacht charter destinations
in the world.
The region is comprised of more than 700 islands divided into some 30 territories, offering a diverse range of attractions for every taste. We take a look at your favourite Caribbean charter locations for history, culture, relaxation and discovery.
28 March 2014
Fraser Yachts has been appointed worldwide CA for M/Y AURELIA. She is a modern, sporty and luxurious superyacht with a comfortable, contemporary interior. AURELIA was built by the renowned Dutch shipyard Heesen and has proven charter success with many fantastic references. She is available for charter in the Mediterranean
all year. For more information about this stunning yacht please visit the Fraser Yachts website Photography by Thierry Ameller
27 March 2014
Snorkels, jet skis, paddleboards and water slides. Peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches on the menu. These are a few of the essential elements for a successful superyacht holiday with kids.
“A yacht charter is a great way to bring families together and for them all to share a unique experience,” explains Robert Wilhelm, captain aboard M/Y Harmony III
, a 43.6m Benetti based out of the Western Mediterranean, and frequent host to charter guests’ children and the owners’ grandchildren.
14 February 2014
The 32m Baltic Yachts sailing yacht Inukshuk displays sleek as well as aggressive exterior styling. She comfortably sleeps eight guests in four cabins including a master suite, a VIP cabin and two twin cabins. S/Y Inukshuk is available for charter in the Caribbean
this season and will move to New England for the summer season For more information about this stunning yacht please visit the Fraser Yachts website
13 February 2014
One of the great pleasures of yachting is that it gives you the freedom to dictate luxury on your own terms. While cruising the Mediterranean
’s gentle waves is undoubtedly the prime objective, every now and then you find a secret hideaway on land; in the shape of a hotel that allows you to moor your yacht right next door.
30 January 2014
There are many great dive sites in the world to visit on your luxury charter yacht, but there are some that offer an experience so unique that they deserve to stand out from the crowd. This is not a list of the world’s top dive sites, but more a collection of unique dive experiences – whether that’s diving into a tuna vortex off the coast of Malta, swimming with sea lions in the Galapagos or diving wrecks on a monumental scale.
If you’ve always dreamed of seeing a whale shark, how about seeing up to 100 at once? And what about the opportunity of swimming with more than two million stingless jellyfish?
Image by Mark O'Connell
23 January 2014
The number of Mediterranean marinas and berths for superyachts
has increased, giving more choice for destinations in 2014.
There are certain destinations that must be visited whilst cruising the Mediterranean. For many years now, the hotspots of St. Tropez, Cannes, Monaco, Portofino and Porto Cervo have established themselves as favourites for the luxury motor yacht owner and those embarking on a superyacht charter
. Over the last few years however, more marinas have been developed in countries that have previously had little sway in the superyacht industry. Whether due to lack of funding, or higher tax regulations, certain countries just haven’t had the capacity to accept large numbers of superyachts, until now.
14 January 2014
As many involved in the superyacht brokerage
and charter industry appreciate, yachting is not a one dimensional aspect of one’s life; it often spills over into various parts of day-today living. Your world on board does not stop upon stepping back on dry land, but becomes part of who you are.
Nowhere is this more apparent than through Niklas Amundson’s artwork
. From his various maritime-inspired oil paintings done on sail canvas collected from old sailing ships, to the collaborations with the Volvo Ocean Race, it is hard to imagine a better relationship between the art world and the yacht industry.
23 December 2013
There are few places on earth more child-friendly than the Caribbean, with its scores of idyllic islands fringed with soft white sand and warm clear sea just waiting to be explored by intrepid junior travellers.
But as those of you looking into booking a Caribbean sailing holiday
will probably know by now, there is enormous choice of where to go in this magical region spanning more than one million square miles.
Image by Barry Peters
05 November 2013
The Rio Carnival is quite simply the biggest party on earth and anyone planning a luxury yacht charter
to Brazil should plan their itinerary carefully so as not to miss it, at all costs.
For five long hot days and nights, the whole coastline rocks with Carnival Spirit, with celebrations officially kicking off at midnight on the Friday before Ash Wednesday, 40 days before Easter.
29 October 2013
Forget St Tropez, Monaco and the glittering yet congested charms of the Cote d’Azur. There is only one Riviera on the tongues of the trendsetters this season, and that is the Brazilian Riviera.
Praised by Wallpaper, lauded by Tatler and hailed by Vanity Fair as the coastal destination of choice, the Brazilian coastline is the place to seek out on luxury yacht charter
Following the increasing interest in the region, Fraser Yachts recently partnered with local charter provider and Azimut dealer, Yacht Brasil, to offer charter services along this hitherto relatively unexplored Atlantic coastline.
14 October 2013
A Caribbean island charter
offers you the perfect chance to explore the incredible array of beaches in the Bahamas, one of the most picturesque and popular destinations on the planet.
Indeed, there are so many stunning stretches of sparkling white sand that it is almost impossible to know where to head first.
The Bahamas consists of more than 700 different island and cays over a distance of 258,998 square km in the western Atlantic Ocean, so finding a decent beach on a Caribbean yacht charter
in this breath-taking region just isn’t an issue.
07 October 2013
Following the recent appointment of Fabio Ermetto as the new President of Yachtique, the world’s largest superyacht services organization, the Azimut | Benetti Group is now delighted to announce that Ermetto will also be the new Chairman of Fraser Yachts.
is the world's leading superyacht services company. The full range of services includes brokerage, charter, yacht management, new construction and crew recruitment.
04 October 2013
The waters surrounding the beautiful and wildly exotic country of Thailand is emerging as one of the most popular new destinations for luxury yacht charter on the planet, and it’s easy to see why.
The Andaman Sea coastline is nothing short of a marine paradise, from the sheer limestone cliffs and fantastic dive spots of Phang Nga to the hectic streets of Phuket’s Patong area and the turquoise emerald sea surrounding the twin islands of Phi Phi.
30 August 2013
St Barts is a playground of the rich and famous with pristine beaches, gourmet restaurants and unbelievable shopping which can’t fail to impress even the most experienced shopper on a yacht charter in the Caribbean
The small French island measuring just eight square miles boasts more than 200 designer boutiques, with new shops opening all the time, resulting in arguably the best shopping in the whole of the Caribbean region.
The two main shopping areas to head for some serious retail therapy on a Leeward Islands yacht charter
are the capital, Gustavia and the delightful town of St Jean, in the north island.
28 August 2013
Award-winning S/Y Kokomo is the ultimate fast cruising sloop combining elegant beauty with outstanding performance and speeds.
Built by New Zealand shipbuilders Alloy Yachts in 2010, S/Y Kokomo
is a 58.4 metre sailing yacht that is regarded as one of the most stunning vessels on the planet.
26 August 2013
The Bahamas offer the ideal location for luxury Caribbean yacht charters, boasting a virtually unlimited supply of crystal-clear waters, word-class fishing and spectacular diving locations.
The three island chains which make up The Bahamas also offer an inexhaustible choice of first-class dining venues, the very best of which we have listed in this mini-guide to the Best Fine Dining in the Bahamas.
But do remember: the archipelago is a hugely popular holiday destination and those on yacht charter in the Bahamas
who have their heart set on any of the restaurants below should ask their crew to book a table to avoid disappointment.
19 August 2013
With fierce competition to win new superyacht contracts with luxury yacht builders
, the pencil fight for an owner’s attention is greater than ever. There are new concepts launched to the market weekly, some more exciting than others, so what becomes of those that never leave the drawing board?
There is always an element of risk when releasing new ideas onto the superyacht market. Having said this, it is a good and cost-effective way (in the long term) to promote a design agency’s abilities and innovativeness. Rarely will an initial concept remain unchanged as most clients will want to tweak certain elements of the design. Whether purely interior alterations which, in turn, have the potential to impact on the aesthetics of the exterior, or they like the design but simply want a larger version, changes are inevitable. Therefore, concepts become a launching pad to evolve an idea into a more promising and bespoke product that meets the tastes of a client.
31 July 2013
Built by the iconic British brand in 2010, Evil Zana is a 38.40 metre motor yacht which turns heads wherever she goes.
is a Sunseeker with a difference, with an elegant and customized interior characterized by a light oak paneling instead of the Sunseeker’s signatory dark American cherrywood, Evil Zana offers bright accommodation for eight guests.
Other bespoke features of this unique Sunseeker include a spacious balcony on both the main saloon and owners’ cabin, as well as zero speed stabilisers for the ultimate in comfortable cruising.
31 July 2013
It takes little more than a cursory glance at this luxury motor yacht to understand why the owner decided to call her Satori
. With sleek exterior lines and an extraordinary sensation of luminosity, Satori is every bit as ‘enlightening’ as her name would suggest. In Japanese, ‘Satori’ is the spiritual goal of Buddhism, and this award-winning yacht could not be more Zen. The winner of no less than six awards including Monaco Yacht Show’s prestigious Prix du Design
, the yacht was built by leading Dutch shipyard Hessen in 2011.
31 July 2013
Inspired by traditional schooners and equally elegant Turkish Gulets, this classic luxury motor yacht is a seafarer’s dream.
Built by Vicem Yachts
in a small fishing village of the same name on the shores of the Black Sea, the 46 metre vessel has been recently completed and offers the ultimate in luxury cruising.
Meticulously constructed using state-of-the-art technology, the yacht is one of the most elegant designed to date and promises to turn heads in any port of call.
31 July 2013
With her sleek and sophisticated exterior design and spacious luxury refined interior, Lady Michelle
is the epitome of elegance.
Built and designed by the Italian shipyard Benetti, with award-winning French team Zuretti responsible for her lavish interior, the brand new 54 metre motor yacht sets new standards for the superyacht industry.
With six staterooms offering spacious accommodation for 12 guests, sumptuous seating throughout and three extensive decks, Lady Michelle is the ideal yacht for entertaining with family and friends.
03 July 2013
This year’s 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco promises to be the most spectacular event in the 162-year history of sailing’s greatest trophy. Fraser Yachts has paired up with the America’s Cup Event Authority as an operational partner, bringing superyachts and their owners as close to the action as possible with exclusive access to this exciting event.
31 May 2013
Griffins, birds, lions, faces, all in galvanized bronze, decorate the sun and upper deck of M/Y Ulysses
, and Captain Jorgen Gormsen, or known to his crew as Gorm, speaks of the instant wow factor when she turns up in port or off Pampelonne beach with her beautiful black hull. “When we park up, generally other boats like to be around us; we are different.” The owner said “the Griffins are heraldic symbols,” which “act as guardians and minders….caretakers of the boat.”
23 May 2013
“There is no better job in the world than being a chef on a superyacht – everyone loves food.” Meet Shane, a Kiwi chef, who qualified 22 years ago at the Auckland Chef and Hotel Training School and is now head chef onboard the 65 metre MY Ulysses superyacht
, one of the long-anticipated motor yachts on show at the Genoa Charter Show 2013. We were invited onboard by Gorm the captain to ask Shane a few questions about his experiences, his work, and what he liked cooking.
14 May 2013
Nothing represents luxury travel much better than taking a flight in a private jet. No long airport check in’s or waiting around in overcrowded departure lounges. After all if your destination is a luxury yacht you don’t want the holiday to be dampened by a poor flight experience.
06 May 2013
Welcome onboard M/Y Jaguar
the newly renamed Benetti motor yacht, Four Aces, which had a re-fit in 2008 including a new interior by renowned designer Francois Zuretti. The windows were pushed back in the refit and the main salon really looks voluminous with a beautiful minimalist modern style and incredible silk white carpets. The TV pops up out of a central bar and allows 180 degree swivel so you can have a TV dinner or watch from the 12-seater extra comfy couches.
20 March 2013
With sales remaining steady since the start of the year, and continuing into March, often regarded as one of the quietest months of the year in superyacht sales
, those within the industry are optimistic of the continued improvement in the yachting industry.
08 March 2013
The 21st edition of the Dubai International Boat Show
2013 has started with a bang, with one exhibitor recording strong boat sales within hours of its opening on Tuesday.
Additionally, several superyacht manufacturers have reported solid leads on the first day of the superyacht show with big sales expected over the course of the five days.
08 February 2013
The latest data available from Boat International’s “Market Intelligence” shows that Fraser Yachts consistently secured by far the largest share of the superyacht market in 2010, 2011 and again in 2012.
The report by the industry’s leading source of statistical information shows that Fraser Yachts is significantly ahead of the other players in terms of total sales. The top five performing brokerage companies over the three years achieved combined sales of 138 vessels in 2010, 155 in 2011 and 165 in 2012. In addition to standing head and shoulders above the competition for three years in a row, Fraser Yachts also managed to steadily increase its share of the combined sales from 26% to over 30%.
19 December 2012
Exotic destinations are par for the course for luxury yacht charters
, and perhaps one of the highest on the list is the spectacular ‘Island of Spice’ in the southeast Caribbean Sea, otherwise known as Grenada. With the smaller islands which make up the Grenadines, Grenada is just 12 degrees north of the equator, but its tropical climate is tempered by steady cooling trade winds. The Grenadines offer those on a Caribbean yacht charter
in the region a wealth of sheltered anchorages, year round good weather, fantastic waters for sailing and diving, and a host of things to see and do.
18 December 2012
The luxury yacht charter
market can be difficult to navigate, an innovative initiative to help discerning, would be charterers, and charter yacht owners to find each other is what is needed. The answer to the problem lies in Fraser Yachts' Diamond Collection
, a totally new concept in the super yacht industry but one Fraser Yachts have been providing for over two years now. The service is managed and operated by Fraser Yachts in partnership with IYS – Interior Yacht Services, a leading company in luxury yacht
service excellence, training and auditing of customer service.
17 December 2012
The historic Newport Harbor in Rhode Island, which is home to and a popular port for some of the most impressive sailing and motor yachts in the world, is soon going to attract even more super yachts. This follows huge investment by Newport Shipyard in response to the growing numbers of luxury yachts
wishing to dock there and visit this world famous yachting destination.
13 December 2012
Christmas is a truly magical time of year, not least of all in the festival city of Cannes, where the cobbled streets shine with strings of festive lights and lit-up sapins, while the shops are bursting with Christmas fare. And whilst Christmas might not be the usual time of year to be on board your luxury yacht
in Cannes, try it once and you'll wonder why you haven't done it before, after all, the Mediterranean has been the retreat for British society in the darker months since the 19th Century.
05 October 2012
Ambitious plans to build an eco-friendly boat yard have been revealed. Intec Marine Shipyard
has recently announced that it plans to build a yard using solely alternative and eco-friendly energy.
The ambitious project launched by Dutch shipyard Intec includes plans to install windmills and solar panels on roofs as well as bio-gas tanks in the yard to enable ship builders to work using alternative energy and deliver eco-yachts for sale
that are truly green.
05 October 2012
For the first time the ultra-discrete world of super yachts has been shaken, by the news that this very special luxury yacht is for sale
Fraser Yachts is proud to announce that the stunning and award winning REGINA
sailing yacht, launched just last year by Pruva Yachting, is on the market.
07 August 2012
In the balmy Southern Californian sunshine, from July 26 through July 29, Fraser Yachts made its foray into the 9th Annual San Diego Yacht and Boat Show. The buzzing industry event is the premier yacht show in San Diego and was presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California.
In the nine years since its inception, the San Diego Yacht and Boat Show has smartly positioned itself as a multi-tier show which features yachts for a variety of lifestyles and budgets at the most competitive prices of the year. This year, the event took place in front of the Sheraton Hotel on Harbor Island.
07 August 2012
London’s 2012 Olympic Games look like being the culmination of a series of global events in the capital. It all kicked off on the 29th of April 2011 with the Royal wedding, watched by an estimated 3 billion people worldwide (source New York Times). This summer saw the Royal Jubilee assemble the largest armada the Thames has ever seen.
15 June 2012
The French Riviera is glamorous, picturesque and sizzling hot – so it’s the perfect place to come on a yacht charter
It’s also got a music line up to challenge even the largest cosmopolitan cities, so those coming on a Mediterranean yacht charter
this year are in for a particular treat.
Here’s our guide to Fraser Yacht’s top musical events this year across the Cote d’Azur:
15 June 2012
Most of you are probably looking ahead to your luxury yacht
charter, and not concerning yourself with where to go to buy your own mega yacht for sale.
But here’s the thing. Your holiday on board one of our luxury yacht
charters will be so magical that you will be yearning to buy your very own luxury yacht
when the fortnight or weeks have come to an end.
In this eventuality, it’s best to be in the know as to where to go for the best choice in mega yachts for sale
which undoubtedly includes the Cannes Yacht Show, which takes place in September.
25 May 2012
The principality of Monaco is abuzz this week with the arrival of the Monaco Grand Prix 2012
to the realm. With qualifications happening this Saturday and the actual race on Sunday the most exhilarating motor race is about to kick off the 2012 summer season with a bang.
11 May 2012
The annual World superyacht Awards took place on May 5th in the fantastic setting of the Çırağan Palace Kempinski in Istanbul, Turkey. The prestigious event, now in its 7th year, welcomed a distinguished guest list of superyacht owners and senior members of the superyacht industry.
11 May 2012
Sardinia is a sailors’ paradise, in clear blue waters off the mainland of Italy and just below Corsica, it is one of the most popular destinations for a Mediterranean yacht charter.
Each summer its first class marinas and perfectly equipped ports fill up with visitors on a charter vacation, all keen to discover the delights of the Mediterranean’s second largest island.
26 April 2012
Along with white sandy beaches, crystal clear water and wonderful Creole cuisine, the West Indies are also associated with the game of cricket. And if you are lucky enough you might be able to catch a game of this quintessentially English sport whilst on an exotic Caribbean yacht charter.
26 April 2012
Sardinia is a sailors’ paradise in clear blue waters off the mainline of Italy, and one of the most popular destinations for Mediterranean yacht charter
Each summer, its first class marinas and perfectly equipped ports fill up with luxury vessels as scores of visitors discover the delights of the Mediterranean’s second largest island.
05 April 2012
It may not be one of the most talked about luxury yacht
shows in the industries calender, but the Newport Boat Show is nonetheless an excellent venue in one of the most beautiful parts of the world.
Situated on the affluent shores of Newport Beach, in the sunny state of California, it attracts exhibitors and attendees from all over the world. It is California's premier big boat and luxury yacht
show, presenting more boats in the water than any other event on the West Coast.
27 March 2012
Sicily and the cluster smaller islands at the toe of mainland Italy are some of the most popular Mediterranean yacht charter
And it’s doesn’t take much to see why. Sicily, which has more than 1,200km of stunning coastline, offers endless opportunities to sail between picturesque ports, stop off in secluded bays and dive some of Europe’s best sites.
21 March 2012
Spring in the South of France really is magical, especially for those looking for super yachts for sale
. The region boasts one of the most exciting yacht shows in the world – the Antibes Yacht Show 2012
- which is a mean feat for an exhibition which was only started six years ago.
15 March 2012
The Seychelles are a collection of 115 islands that are scattered in the Indian Ocean about 900 miles south of Africa.
For many, the region is pretty close to paradise on earth and the islands have become very popular for clients on luxury yacht charters
. The Seychelles boast swathes of unspoiled sandy beaches, emerald blue sea and a wonderful collection of some of the last remaining ecological wonders on the earth.
28 February 2012
The enchanting island of Giglio which lies off the Tuscan coast of Italy, has long been a favourite stop over for those on a super yacht charter
in the Mediterranean but it has been in the news of late for all the wrong reasons.
28 February 2012
We’re all familiar with the worrying concerns of the Greek economy; its gaping public debt and the inability of European politicians to bring the country back from the brink of despair.
13 February 2012
As a cold front sweeps over much of the Northern Hemisphere, it is definitely the right time to begin thinking ahead to this summer’s yacht charter
And where better to go to meet a host of Fraser Yacht's luxury yacht brokers
than at the various international boat shows which take place across the world in the coming months.
06 February 2012
The new yachts being commissioned by the world’s mega-rich are bigger than ever before, according to the latest superyacht ranking.
26 January 2012
The east coast of the United States is one of the premier yacht charter
destinations in the world, with the quaint ports and towns of New England being particularly popular. It’s not difficult to see why. Here on the Atlantic coast you will find the yachting heart beat of Newport, idyllic and remote Block Island and the fashionable resort of Martha’s Vineyard, all within easy reach on any luxury yacht charter
18 January 2012
St Kitts and Nevis are two islands in the Caribbean which together make an increasingly alluring super yacht charters’
destination. The islands, which lie in the stunning Leeward Islands chain, actually make up one single country called the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis, a former British colony which was given independence in 1983.
11 January 2012
Slightly off the beaten track but more than worth the visit on your Italy yacht charter
is the stunning island of Sicily.
Situated at the toe of mainland Italy, Sicily is the Mediterranean’s largest island separated from the Italian region of Calabria by the Strait of Messina, which at its narrowest measures just three kilometers wide.
03 January 2012
The Miami International Boat Show will take place between 16th
February this year, kicking off 2012’s exciting and busy calendar for those interested in luxury yacht sales
. The yacht show is also a key event for people keen to find out more about Mediterranean yacht charters
for the coming summer.
22 December 2011
With more than 8,000 kilometres of stunning coastline scattered with scores of tropical islands and a wonderful all-year climate, Brazil boasts all the necessary qualities to make it a premier luxury yacht
But until now, the Latin American country - first discovered by Portuguese seafarers more than 500 years ago - has remained relatively closed to the international yachting community. However, leaders in the luxury yacht
charter industry believe this is all about to change.
12 December 2011
St Barth – or St Barthélemy as it is officially known – is a charming island and a premier destination for those on a luxury yacht charter
07 December 2011
A yacht charter in the Seychelles
is a magical experience – a winning combination of beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters and an abundance of fresh fruit and seafood which makes dining a five-star event every meal of the day.
29 November 2011
The Tuscan Archipelago is a collection of seven islands scattered in the clear waters off the Italian mainland which make the ideal luxury yacht charter
Lying in a crescent shape off the Tuscan coast, the islands are each totally unique in their beauty and charm and offer endless possibilities for Mediterranean yacht charter
28 November 2011
For those of you that have ticked off the stunning French and Italian rivieras as destinations for your superyacht charters
and are now looking for a new European cruising ground, the Amalfi Coast awaits.
28 November 2011
Buying your perfect mega yacht is a massive undertaking that requires a lot of detailed research. And the commitment doesn’t end when you finally have in your hands the keys to your own super yacht.
23 November 2011
The Bahamas are a collection of 29 islands and dozens more islets, located in the Atlantic Ocean north of Cuba these islands have for many years been the preferred port of call for those on a luxury charter yacht
31 October 2011
The super yacht industry is being saved from stagnation during a period of economic uncertainty by a new breed of people seeking luxury yachts for sale
First it was the Russian oligarchs who swamped the market buying a string of luxury yachts and motor yachts for sale
. They have now been joined by wealthy buyers from China, Brazil and India who are keen to get in on the action, say experts following the Monaco Yacht Show.
28 October 2011
The ABC Islands are a small archipelago in the Caribbean Sea which remains one of the best hidden secrets in the ever-expanding world of superyacht charter
Consisting of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao and the islands that lie off the coast of Venezuela all of which lie in crystal clear waters just waiting to be explored. They make up part of the Lesser Antilles, and used to belong to the Netherlands Antilles, which explains their strong tie to the European country still today.
28 October 2011
Why not look slightly further afield than the French or Italian Riviera next year and explore the wonderfully exotic Mexican coastline on your superyacht charter
The Baja Peninsula is a thin strip of land which stretches approximately 750 miles along the coast of Mexico, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Gulf of California, or Sea of Cortes, on the other.
24 October 2011
The Antigua Yacht Show, arguably the Caribbean’s largest yachting event, will take centre stage later this year when it opens its doors on December 4th. Thousands will descend on the island as it provides the last opportunity to view motor yachts for sale in 2011, with the next major yacht show being the Antibes yacht show in April 2012.
29 September 2011
Hardly a day goes by without world politicians and economists lamenting the financial woes of Greece. The country owes a staggering €305 billion, with little hope of being able to pay the colossal amount back. However, luxury charter yachts
in Greece are still on course despite the country’s debt crisis, its financial difficulties, which look set to threaten the economic stability of the entire world, have done little to dent the country’s tourism industry which includes a buoyant super yacht charter
14 September 2011
The eyes of the world were on Auckland last week as its majestic harbour erupted into colour and stunning fireworks were let off during the opening ceremony of this year's Rugby World Cup. Auckland, situated in the north of New Zealand’s North Island, is the hub of the Rugby World Cup 2011 and over the next six weeks will see a host of first-class matches between competing nations being played in its famous Eden Park stadium, with the final being played there on October 23rd.
02 September 2011
If you have tired of the French Riviera, why not head a little further west on your Mediterranean yacht charter
to the relatively unchartered city of Marseille. Marseille is France’s second largest city and the capital of the Provence Côte d’Azur region and it’s fair to say that it has not always enjoyed the best reputation.
But a generous €3.5 billion redevelopment project has changed the face of France’s largest sea port, and finally put it on the Mediterranean yacht charter
map. Financed by the national and local government, the extensive regeneration program covering 1,185 acres has ensured that Marseille now plays centre stage in the global economic, cultural and business arena.
29 August 2011
Turkey is a country of riches, where ancient history as old as time can be enjoyed from the decks of the most modern luxury yachts
under perfect blue skies.
The southern coast of Turkey, with its rugged shoreline and emerald blue sea, was popular long before the first mega yacht charters
began to cruise the area. Indeed, the coastline was one of the world’s main trading routes for centuries, transporting exotic goods from East to West and visa versa.
The area is now one of the most popular destinations for those taking a luxury yacht
charter. Many choose to start at the resort of Gocek, previously a small fishing village it is now one of Turkey’s main yachting resorts with four marinas.
17 August 2011
Phuket, Thailand’s largest and most popular island, is fast becoming the hub of all super yacht charter
activity in the region and it’s easy to see why.
The island boasts some wonderfully green and verdant inland oasis, while its coastline is a series of white sandy beaches bordered by inviting turquoise sea. There are also a number of small uninhabited islands to explore, making it the perfect sailing ground for your yacht charter in Thailand
17 August 2011
For six sensational nights the skies above Cannes will erupt into colour again this year for the annual International Festival d’Art Pyrotechnique.
And where better to watch the dazzling display of fireworks from than on board your super yacht charter
, anchored in the Baie de Cannes. Invite friends on your luxury Riviera yacht charter
and enjoy the festivities together like thousands of other have ever it started in 1967.
17 August 2011
If the picturesque ports of Villefranche sur Mer and Saint Jean Cap Ferrat are the jewels in the crown of the French Riviera, then surely the unique fishing villages of Cinque Terre are the Italian Riviera's equivalent.
Cinque Terre is a stretch of rugged coastline on the Italian Riviera, just over 100 nautical miles from the French/Italian border. Factoring in a visit to this unique piece of coastline will reap rich rewards for those on an Riviera yacht charter
17 August 2011
Follow in the footsteps of newly weds Prince William and his beautiful bride Catherine Middleton who are understood to have chosen the idyllic islands of the Seychelles for their honeymoon. Currently staying on one of the archipelagos 100-plus islands in the Indian Ocean that lies just south of Madagascar the couple will undoubtedly be enjoying this holiday before returning the England and their royal duties.
17 August 2011
Thailand is fast emerging as one of the top destinations for those wishing to take a super yacht charter.
The Kingdom of Thailand’s reputation as the leading tourist hotspot in Asia has long been established: each year more than 12 million visitors come to the ‘Land of Smiles’ to experience its stunning scenery, rich culture and beautiful deserted beaches.
17 August 2011
The Cote d’Azur with its stunning coastline and equally beautiful countryside littered with historical villages and magical Provencal towns, is one of the most coveted sailing destinations in the world.
Serviced by a string of luxurious and glamorous marinas, the area between Menton on the Italian border and the fashionable fishing port of Saint-Tropez offers the very best in terms of amenities and yachting experiences.
17 August 2011
Legend has is that the Seychelles is the original site of the ‘Garden of Eden’ and it’s easy to see why. The collection of 115 island scattered across the emerald blue waters to the north east of Madagascar are truly a heaven on earth and make ideal cruising ground for your super yacht charter