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When the World is Your Oyster: Top Yachts

By Thea Halstead This story originally appeared in the September/October 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Whether your priorities lie in an armada of toys to entertain the kids, a disco room to get your rock on, or a regatta-winning sailing vessel, we’ve selected a veritable treasure chest of yachts to suit your needs. Saluzi The yacht to charter if you have […]

Experience Monaco Yacht Show as a VIP

By Lauren Jade Hill Among the most prestigious events to take place each year, Monaco Yacht Show is considered the pinnacle of luxury, benefiting from the recognition of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco since 1991 and bringing yacht enthusiasts from around the world to revel in the glamour of Monaco. Returning in 2017 for its 27th edition, […]

Schiller Bikes: the Latest Water Sports Trend

By Lauren Jade Hill Lauded as the world’s most radically redesigned bicycle, Schiller water bikes bring the world of yachting and cycling together, enabling people to have an exhilarating and safe biking experience on the water.  As well as being considered the most advanced production water bike in the world, the Schiller bike is exceptionally eco-friendly with zero emissions and […]

Quintessence Yachts Collaborates with Aston Martin

By Lauren Jade Hill Developed by Quintessence Yachts in collaboration with Aston Martin the very first AM37 powerboat has been revealed and is now berthed in Miami. Handcrafted in the UK by Quintessence Yachts the powerboat underwent the Q by Aston Martin personalization service, allowing the owner to tailor the boat according to the materials, colors and textures they preferred. […]

Three Exceptional Yacht and Car Collaborations

By Thea Halstead This story originally appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. In honor of our automobile feature in the latest issue, we take a look at some of the most exciting instances of car brands dipping their toes into the yachting world. Bugatti and Palmer Johnson Taking inspiration from their iconic supercar, Bugatti Chiron, these limited edition […]

Super Nova: The New Heesen Yacht

By Thea Halstead This story originally appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Following the huge critical acclaim that 213ft Galactica Star garnered, dutch superyacht builder Heesen has just launched 164ft Home, previously known as Project nova. As the world’s first Fast displacement hull Form with hybrid propulsion, this is an exciting step in Heesen’s yacht-building evolution as they increasingly […]

Ocean Independence launches First-Time Guide to Superyacht Charter

The international yacht charter network Ocean Independence has announced the launch of an innovative new online platform and first-time guide to chartering superyachts, drawing on the team’s marine expertise. Taking the name My First Superyacht, this guide promises to inform as well as inspire HNW individuals who are looking into chartering a superyacht for the very first time. The new […]

Gastronomy on the High Sea

By Thea Halstead This story originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Hot on the heels of winning the Culinary Contest at the Antigua Charter Yacht Show and following a $4m refit last year, the 164ft Westport built M/Y Trending is the ideal yacht for the more gourmand focused charterer. Chef Charlie Blacker believes that “eating is […]

TAKE THREE/// Luxury Limousine Tenders

By Thea Halstead This story originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Hodgdon Yachts This 34.4ft limousine tender is an elegant example of Hodgdon’s Venetian series custom tenders, which enable guests to travel to shore in safety and style. This tender has a chic exterior paint scheme with a stylish leather and wood veneer interior but you […]

TAKE THREE/// Water Toys

By Thea Halstead This story originally appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Make your own adventure with a well-stocked garage full of toys and the open ocean as your oyster. The Wakejet This custom-built toy, the world’s first electronic wakeboard, enables users to enjoy the exhilarating speed of wakeboarding with the added freedom and personal control of […]