From the YachtPlus Team...
27 May 2011

 

From the CEO

With the yachts safely back from their winter cruising in the Caribbean, and their first round of maintenance complete, we’re ready for the upcoming summer season around the Med.

I went to inspect the boats during their pre-season preparation and was pleased to see the good condition they are still in even after a lot of use. Now they’re freshened up and ready for the next summer cruises.

It was exciting having the three yachts together for the first time since they left the construction yard and it was a stunning sight having all three berthed next to each other...

I’d like to wish you all a wonderful summer of cruising...
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Niccolò Arnaldi

 

 

Spring Update

The new Mediterranean yachting season is about to start and our three yachts will be cruising the beautiful coast lines from France to Turkey throughout the summer.

With the yachts back from the Caribbean and their pre-season clean-up complete, they’re ready for your upcoming holidays onboard...

Latest News

The Three Yachts Together

For the first time since they were under construction, the three yachts - Ocean Emerald, Ocean Pearl and Ocean Sapphire - were together again. The modern marina of Porto Mirabello, La Spezia, was a lovely backdrop to show off a contemporary innovative design such as ours.

For the two days of 15th & 16th April the three yachts were the toast of the town plus Porto Mirabello was hosting the International Classic Car Challenge . With over 100 classic cars participating from all over the world, we managed to get a few of them to join us for some photos...

Some more photos from this special occasion should be up on our website soon...

Spring Clean...

After the winter season spent cruising the Caribbean, Ocean Emerald and Ocean Pearl arrived back in the Mediterranean in early April. They were immediately taken to the island of Elba where we took advantage of the short break for some maintenance and a good freshen up to be ready in time for their grand event on 15 April.

    Press & Media Update

 

 

Top Fractional Innovators 2011

The main website for the fractional ownership and asset sharing sector, Fractional Life, has announced its top innovators for the year and YachtPlus has been included as one of these leading companies. This year the awards were opened up to all sectors, including real estate, aviation, yachting and supercars, providing a great snapshot of 2011's vital movers and shakers in fractional ownership. It is a great acknowledgment of the hard work we have all put into making YachtPlus a unique asset sharing programme.  You can read the whole article here...

 

Asia Calling

YachtPlus has continued receiving some great press coverage recently in the Asia region with articles in the Cathay Pacific magazine, Singapore Tatler Homes magazine and the South China Morning Post ‘Style’ magazine.  This interest in our yachts has been assisted by the announcement of the Foster + Partners new Hong Kong water front development project, Kai Tak. As he has also just won the design competition for the vast cultural and art district in Hong Kong this will further promote the Foster + Partners design philosophy in Asia.

Our other Asian news is that one of our owners has just relocated to Hong Kong for a few years and is keen to help promote YachtPlus in the Far East area.  We would like to take this opportunity to wish him all the best in his new home and we look forward to hearing all the good news from that region...

 


  Places We’re Going...
 

Cruising up to Venice

Some of our Owners have put us to the test this season by requesting some innovative cruise destinations for this summer.  Rising to the challenge, we have created an exciting round-trip itinerary starting in Corfu, heading up the Adriatic Sea and around the Croatian Islands before sailing into the spectacular port of Venice.  Our Owners are then changing for the return journey.

 

MYBA Charter Boat Show, Genoa

Earlier this month, Ocean Sapphire, was being exhibited in the MYBA Genoa Charter Boat Show, running from May 2 – 6. This is the most important international exhibitions dedicated only to charter professionals and superyachts in Europe.

We invited the leading brokers to meet us onboard and view our stunning yacht. As the charter market seems to have picked up from last year, we are looking forward to a successful outcome from showcasing our yachts at the show.

    General Feedback
   

Testimonials
Owners and guests have been overwhelmingly pleased with their recent experience on their yachts. Some extracts from letters are included here:

“We had a great time last week. I wanted to thank you all, especially Barbara & Tiziana, for all the planning, booking and re-booking of itineraries. The crew was as always professional, courteous and helpful. In particular we all, and especially the kids, liked Cassie, Gary and David for their exceptional enthusiasm, friendliness and helpfulness.” (Owner)

“Having just completed a week on Ocean Pearl in the Caribbean, and while I still have a fresh memories of my observations, I would like to recognize a very professional and committed team on board… They made every effort to make our stay enjoyable.” (Owner)

“We had a great time at Ocean Emerald, and were especially happy with the crew - they all went out of their way to be as helpful as possible! Everybody liked neutral design of the yacht's interior, which contrasts and complements nicely with the exterior.” (Charter)

YachtPlus is the leading fractional ownership company in the luxury yachting industry.

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