How to Buy a Yacht that’s Right for You
Buying a superyacht is no small decision. But it is an exciting one, and knowing exactly how to go about choosing and buying the perfect yacht for you is key to keeping it an enjoyable experience. Here we take a look at the steps and considerations involved in buying a yacht that is perfect for you and your needs.
2019 Design and Leadership Awards Open FLIBS with a Bang
Florida’s Broward Center for Performing Arts played host to this year’s glittering annual Design and Leadership Awards at the Florida International Boat Show. The awards ceremony was celebrating its impressive 29th event, where the industry’s most celebrated crew, leaders, innovators and business people are honoured for their contributions to the industry as voted for by their peers.
Superyacht Charters: 5 Reasons Why You Should Book Early
You’ve made that exciting decision to spend your precious holiday time chartering a superyacht. Whether you plan to indulge in some quiet time, take the whole family or party with a big group of friends, it’s time to get planning. And the sooner the better. While it might seem logical to assume that last minute bookings would offer the best value when it comes to superyacht charter, in fact the opposite is true. How far in advance you book doesn’t just affect the cost either, it can have a big impact on factors such as demand on berths affecting your cruising grounds. Booking your superyacht charter early makes far more sense. Here are 5 reasons why;
The Best New Year’s Eve Destinations for Superyacht Charters
New Year is a time when we look back on the year behind us with reflection, and forward to the year ahead with new resolutions made. It is also the time for a great big celebration! Superyachts allow families and friends to ring in the New Year together, enjoying the best seats in the house for legendary fireworks displays, rip-roaring parties or intimate dinners. Here we take a look at the top 5 destinations for a New Year superyacht charter.
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2019 – TJB Super Yachts Hospitality Package
It’s the final date on the Formula One Grand Prix calendar, the race which brings to a close 2019’s season of drama, high energy, fierce battles and superb driving. And Abu Dhabi isn’t chosen as the final climax to this year’s legendary competition for nothing. For no other race can turn on the entertainment, the theatre or the suspense quite like this one.
5 of the Best Ice Destinations for Superyachts
Superyachts are going further than ever before, and sunny climes aren’t the only destinations. With the emergence of more and more long-range expedition superyachts hitting the seas, adventurous owners and charterers are discovering some of the world’s iciest realms, where great glaciers, turquoise icebergs and weird and wonderful wildlife await. Here we take a look at some of the best cold destinations to visit by superyacht.
One Month after Dorian the Bahamas are Open for Superyacht Charters
Just over a month ago, on September 1st 2019, Hurricane Dorian made landfall, decimating parts of the Bahamas. The Category 5 hurricane’s winds reached up to 185 mph and the devastation has seen more than 60 people lose their lives, with many more still missing.
A Look Back on the Highlights of the 2019 Monaco Yacht Show
The sun shone down on Port Hercules for 29th edition of the superyacht world’s largest and most prestigious show, an extravaganza which delivered everything it promised….and more. More than 120 superyachts crowded into Monaco, where some 600 exhibitors and thousands of attendees poured through the gates. The team at TJB Super Yachts were there in force, with an action-packed line-up of new yachts to visit and new clients to meet. Here we take a look back on the highlights of a hugely successful show.
Art on Superyachts: What to Consider When Keeping Art on Board
It is perhaps unsurprising that superyacht owners, who appreciate the intricate beauty of these floating palaces, are also quite fond of priceless pieces of art. When it comes to buying and displaying art, discretion is key, so while we know that more and more pieces are being showcased aboard yachts, details are few and far between. The superyacht Aviva is believed to have Francis Bacon’s Triptych 1974–1977 adorning her interior, among several others. MY Revelry is known to be home to pieces by Alexander Calder, Ellsworth Kelly and Richard Diebenkorn, while Topaz has several hundred pieces collected by owner Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan on board. With Topaz costing £350 million, it is likely that the artwork far exceeds the value of the yacht.
Trends in Superyacht Design 2019
These days, superyachts are evolving faster than the times, their engineering at the forefront of innovation, and their designs setting trends. Blink and it’s all changed. And it seems the rollercoaster is only getting faster. Why, though, after so many years of classic, stately elegance are yachts suddenly making a U-turn in their design? The answer, it seems, all comes down to a change in owner demographics. With the rise of the tech industry, millionaires are getting younger, and the average age of a yacht owner is now around 40.
Fall in Love with Thanda
Sometimes in life, something comes along which is so special and unique that it takes our breath away. In the majestic lands of Africa, the Thanda Group of ultra-luxe hospitality experiences is one of those spell-binding places. Founded and owned by Swedish IT entrepreneur Dan Olofsson, the entire ethos of the company was born from a desire to not only reveal Africa’s magnetic beauty to visitors in unparalleled luxury, but to give back to the lands he loves so passionately.
5 of the Best Winter Sun Hotspots for Superyachts
There are more than 7000 islands in the twinkling Caribbean Sea, together creating a utopia of adventure, relaxation and natural beauty for superyachts. Each exudes its own unique flair and personality, so whatever you’re looking for in your next superyacht charter, we can find the perfect destination to fulfil every wish. Here are 5 of our favourite destinations for winter sun:
Cannes Yachting Festival: The Wind in the Sails of the Boat Show Season
It is no nonchalantly chosen moniker that the Cannes Yachting Festival has been given. Make no mistake, the name was chosen with great precision and care to express, in just three words, the atmosphere, ethos and energy of one of the world’s largest boat shows. Because it isn’t just a show, or a luxurious exhibition space for yachts to show off their latest creations. It’s a grand celebration of the yachting lifestyle, of the luxury lifestyle, and of our love of the ocean.
The Monaco Yacht Show: Driving Innovation
On the 25th September the Monaco Yacht Show will fling open its doors for the 29th time, the world’s second smallest country hosting the biggest and most prestigious yachting event in the world. During four dazzling, event-packed days the show will play host to the industry’s key players, where more than 125 superyachts – over 40 of them world launches – will shoe-horn themselves into Port Hercules to rapturous admiration. It is the date on the calendar which no-one - industry professional or esteemed client - can afford to miss. But why is the Monaco Yacht Show such a profoundly important event? We take a look at how the MYS has become the heart of the superyacht industry.
Top 10 Dive Sites in the Mediterranean
Mediterranean yacht charters give you the chance to enjoy the astounding beauty of the landscape, the delectable cuisines and the ancient cities of Europe. But they can also transport you to incredible underwater destinations, where a whole world beneath the waves is waiting to be explored. Check out our list of the top 10 dive sites in the Mediterranean, and be sure to ask us about incorporating diving on your next charter with TJB Superyachts. We have yachts equipped with the very latest in diving equipment, as well as experienced guides and instructors so everyone can experience the beauty and serenity of the underwater world.
ABILITY – 41M BAGLIETTO
Year: 2004 (refit 2016)
Length: 41.4m (135' 10")
Beam: 8.00m (26' 3")
Draught: 2.00m (6' 7")
Location: Athens, Greece
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7 Charter Yachts with the Best Water Toys
Luxury yachts are the epitome of relaxation and elegance. On these floating palaces you can explore the world’s most beautiful corners, cruise into Europe’s most sophisticated marinas, or while the days away in the Caribbean’s turquoise waters. But what they also offer is a whole lot of fun. Open a yacht’s treasure box of water toys and the mind boggles. With ever-more creative toys on the market, we take a look at 10 luxury charter yachts with the best water toys. It’s time to get wet with some unadulterated fun-in-the-sun!
8 of the Best Mediterranean Nightlife Destinations for Superyachts
With the summer season springing into action, yachts across the Mediterranean are setting off to explore the glittering seas, beautiful coastal cities and, yes, the pumping nightlife. No Mediterranean charter is complete without a few nights spent sipping sundowners and dancing under the stars. Whether you’re in search of sunset cocktails in elegant wine bars, live music venues, or a dance-til-dawn nightclub, the Mediterranean’s top destinations are dusting off their shakers and turning up the tunes.
7 of the Best Restaurants in the Mediterranean to Visit by Superyacht
The rich soils and hot sun of the Mediterranean have for centuries produced some of the most flavoursome foods on the planet. Strong olive oils, bright red tomatoes, organically-grown lamb and pork, and seafood plucked straight from the ocean are the cornerstones of the diet.
5 of the Best Off-the-Radar Superyacht Destinations on the Planet
The tide is turning on superyacht charters, and today more and more people are going in search of adventure and exploration. To experience first-hand the beauty of remote Pacific islands, or to venture to the very end of the earth and meet Emperor Penguins in Antarctica can now be more than bucket list dreams.
The Top 3 Charter Yachts from the Spring Yacht Shows
What a start to the season it has been! The team at TJB Super Yachts have been jetting off to this spring’s best yacht shows, from the MYBA Charter Show in Barcelona to Mediterranean Yacht Show in Nafplion, Greece. There we got the privilege to review some incredible new yachts on the charter market and meet their captains and crew. It was tough to choose our favourites, but here we bring you the team’s top 3 yachts from each show.
The TJB Super Yachts Team Experience Some of Greece’s Top Charter Yachts
It’s been a busy month for the team at TJB Super Yachts. We’ve attended the Mediterranean’s top yacht and charter shows, getting to know the crew and outstanding amenities on board some of the most exciting yachts on the market.
Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix - 23-26 May 2019
The Formula 1 Grand Prix season is in full gear, with drivers and teams battling it out for points and coveted titles. And, on 26th May, nowhere will that war of wheels be more anticipated than in Monaco.
Mediterranean Yacht Show - 4th – 8th May
From Spain it’s off to Greece for the Mediterranean Yacht Show, which is back bigger and better than ever ready for its sixth year of showcasing some of the region’s finest charter superyachts. This industry-only event marks the start of the cruising season, and an exclusive line-up of charter yachts will be in attendance before they set off.
MYBA Charter Show – 30th April – 3rd May
The MYBA Charter Show is back in Barcelona’s OneOcean Port Vell for the third time this spring after being held in Italy for almost 30 years. The industry-only show is enjoying its new surroundings, with a breath of fresh air having being blown into what has long been one of the biggest events of the charter world.
Palma Superyacht Show – 27th April – 1st May
Spring’s Top Mediterranean Superyacht Shows
It’s spring and the superyacht show season is kicking off in full force, with a line-up of some of the Mediterranean’s top events. TJB Super Yachts’ team are packing their bags and getting ready to attend – with some of the world’s most outstanding superyachts waiting to be inspected and added to our elite list of charter vessels. So what have the boat shows got in store this year?
5 must stay locations with breathtaking views
For many, the chance to unwind and explore some of the best views the world has to offer is a life defining moment. Whether it’s relaxing on a private island or watching the sun set over the mountains, here at TJB we have access to villas, private islands and hotels all over the world so can tailor your holiday for a unique experience.
Dubai International Boat Show
Showcasing close to 500 of the finest superyachts and leisure craft from across the globe, the five-day Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS) will be back at the very end of February 2019 for its 27th edition.
Broker Fam Trip Review M/Y Axioma
The recent trip on AXIOMA was the highlight of my yacht broking career thus far. Spending a week on this outstanding yacht was a real assurance as to why a yacht charter is unquestionably the best holiday one can have.