Superyacht Me This Summer 2019

05/19/2019
Melvyn Teillol-Foo

A superyacht was defined as a commercially operated luxury yacht (motor or sail powered), which is professionally crewed and has a loadline length of 24 metres (79 feet) and above. Today, standards have risen and superyachts are more commonly at 40 metres (130 ft) or more in length. Last year, AlphaLuxe featured a couple of Superyachts for Winter Crusing HERE.
Now, Summer is upon us and we thought an update was in order. Again, our go-to broker is Northrop & Johnson for our Top-3 Superyachts.

Superyacht #1: PARTY GIRL

Party Girl with tenders

My favourite superyacht PARTY GIRL [Here] just had an extensive $3.5 million refit so we all hope she will be better than ever for her Summer 2019 season in the Mediterranean.
You’ll need your money bags because her rates start from $490,000 per week + expenses.
*Not available or offered for charter to U.S. citizens or residents while in US waters.

 

Superyacht #2: HARLE

Harle collage 1

HARLE was built by Feadship in 2007 and she was refurbished in 2017. With years of professional experience, motor yacht HARLE and crew have been honed into one of the premier superyachts for charter. She feels much larger because of the efficiency of space and an innovative layout.

Harle Stateroom

HARLE accommodates up to 12 guests in six staterooms comprising a master stateroom, two double staterooms and two twin staterooms. Additionally, she has two Pullman beds. The master and guest staterooms are on the main deck.

Harle dining area

The bridge deck lounge of motor yacht HARLE has large panoramic windows that slide open and aft doors that fold away to create a convertible alfresco area.

Harle seating

The lazarette on the lower deck is a multipurpose activity centre that can be converted into a fitness studio or recreational area when all the water toys are out at sea.

Harle facilities

The massive swim platform serves as an extra deck near the water level, and a place for the crew to setup a private beach club.

Harle stern deck

*Not available or offered for charter to U.S. citizens or residents while in US waters.

Cabin Configuration
1 Master, 5 Double

Length: 147 ft
Beam: 30 ft
Draft: 9 ft
Cruising speed: 12 Knots
Builder: Feadship 2007 / 2017
Exterior designer: De Voogt Naval Architects

TENDERS

32′ (9.75m) Intrepid tender (with dayhead)
15′ (4.5m) Novurania outboard tender (fully equipped with a ski pylon for wakeboarding, water skiing and tubing)

TOYS

2 x 14’ Laser Sailboats
3 Sea Bobs
Fly Surfboard
4 Paddle boards
2 x Yamaha VX Cruiser WaveRunners
2 x Sea Kayaks
Water Skis, Wakeboard
Snorkel Gear
8-man inflatable island
Jacuzzi on sun deck
BBQ grill on sun deck
Xbox games
Karaoke machine
Miscellaneous beach toys

Treadmill, yoga mats, free weights (large & small sizes which are flex twist dial select: 5-52lbs & 10-92lbs), women’s light free weights, weight bench, aerobics step, Rowing machine

Rate from $225,000 per week + expenses

 

Superyacht #3: `H

`H at sea

The 140-foot (42.6m) Benetti superyacht `H (cheapest of our Summer trio) features a sleek design and offers the latest in luxury cruising for 10 guests in 5 staterooms served by 8 crew.

`H collage 1

With a Zen-like interior, the lounge seating looks plush and comfy. The main salon boasts cinema chairs and a large screen.

`H Stateroom

The 900 sq.ft. main deck master stateroom is ostentatious with large windows to take in spectacular views from your king size bed. There is a meditation room with an oversized lounge bed and lavish his-and-hers en-suite bath. The guest staterooms are below deck, at water level for tranquil views. The guest staterooms include two king-bed staterooms and two twin-bed staterooms — each with its own private en-suite bath.

For the really fat cats, the king-bed staterooms can be connected to the twin staterooms, offering two even bigger suites.

`H facilities

You can choose to relish the outdoor amenities. Charter guests can savour top-notch meals while dining alfresco, relax in the Jacuzzi while taking in sensational views or soak in the sun while lounging on the sun-pads. Fun on water is provided by the yacht’s plethora of water toys including a waterslide or if that is too strenuous, just lie back and chill on lounge chairs at the water’s edge.

I can’t imagine why but if you need to workout during your vacation, `H offers a private gym with Techno treadmill, Techno stationary recumbent bike, workout bench and a selection of free weights.

`H Swim Deck

Cabin Configuration
1 Master, 2 VIP, 4 Single

Length: 140 ft
Beam: 8.26 ft
Draft: 7 ft
Cruising speed: 19 Knots
Builder: Benetti, 2015
Interior Designer: HJH Designs

TENDER
19-foot (5.8m) Castoldi jet tender with 240hp engine

TOYS

Water Slide
3 SeaBobs
2 Waterskis
2 Wakeboards & tows
2 inflatable stand up paddle boards
Snorkeling gear
Fishing gear
2 Electric Bikes
Beach Games: Volley ball set, Badminton set, Bocce set, Soccer ball
Gym: Techno treadmill, Techno stationary recumbent bike, Workout bench & selection of free weights

Rates from $150,000 per week + expenses.

 

Video Superyacht SOLO for Charter

 

AlphaLuxe Comment

I finally discovered what “Not available or offered for charter to U.S. citizens or residents while in US waters,” means. You will see this term next to many yachts advertised for sale or charter. Any non-USA built vessel which has never paid USA Customs duty, or a USA-built vessel that has been exported and is currently foreign flagged, cannot be offered for sale or charter to US citizens while in USA waters.

To a neutral observer (non-U.S. citizen), this reeks of protectionism in excess. Denial of freedom to the high seas is ‘taxation without representation’ in the highest degree.
Conversely, why do U.S. citizens have to suffer being denied access to the best-of-the-best superyachts that are merely in transit to their holiday destinations?

 


Author’s Biography: Melvyn Teillol-Foo (MTF)

Dr Melvyn Teillol-Foo is a contributor on AlphaLuxe web magazine. He was former CEO of PuristSPro.com horology discussion fora. He blends his scientific medical objectivity from the pharmaceutical industry with purist passion, in his musings about watches, travel, wine, food and other epicurean delights.
His travelogue ‘Lazing’ and feasting ‘Grazing’ series of articles have now passed into “mythic legend” on the original ‘ThePuristS.com’ website. Those were the halcyon days when he was “rich and famous” that he remembers with bittersweet fondness.

Dr Teillol-Foo is a quoted enthusiast on the watch industry, appearing in feature articles and interviews by Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Sunday Times (London), Chronos (Japan), Citizen Hedonist (France) and other publications. He has authored articles for magazines like International Watch (iW) – both U.S. & Chinese editions, ICON (Singapore), August Man (Singapore), Comfort (China) and The Watch (Hong Kong).

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