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Motor Yacht BB
Welcomes You Aboard!
Lauderdale Marine Center Open House 11-13 February 2021
*COVID Protocols will be in place*
-Masks are mandatory to board-
For Sale & Charter
The 80′ Trumpy recently completed a 3+ year, and $4 million+ authentic restoration, returning her to the original 1947 splendor.
Available for charter in South Florida & Bahamas (Winter 2021)
& New England (Summer 2021)
Today in the age of sleek, fast yachts built of carbon fiber and composites the enduring attraction to the unique elegance and provenance of a classic wooden yacht is like that to a rare, vintage bottle of wine or an iconic work of art. This is evidenced by the passionate attention that a Trumpy yacht will attract in every harbor they enter.
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Earlier this month, The Islands of The Bahamas announced streamlined entry protocols that will enable visitors to seamlessly enjoy The Bahamas charter yacht vacation experience. The mandatory vacation-in-place requirement was replaced by COVID-19 health insurance, monitoring procedures and on-island rapid testing for those staying longer than five days. Removing the mandatory vacation-in-place is a step in the right direction for the charter yacht industry and charter yacht vacations as it permits charter yachts and their charter guests to cruise freely while safely exploring the pristine waters of the Bahamas.
The first step to ensure a seamless charter yacht experience in The Bahamas is for charter yacht guests to obtain a negative COVID-19 PCR test five (5) days prior to arrival. Please make arrangements with your local healthcare provider. The name and address of the lab and where the test was performed must be clearly displayed on the test result in order for the travel authorities to accept the test.
After testing negative, travelers will then apply for a Bahamas Health Travel Visa at travel.gov.bs. When applying for the Health Travel Visa, all visitors are required to opt-in to the mandatory COVID-19 health insurance. This insurance will cover travelers for the duration of their yacht charter vacation in The Bahamas. Once the Health Travel Visa is completed and the charter guests have boarded their yacht, each passenger is required to complete a daily online health questionnaire for symptom tracking purposes.
On the fifth day of their Bahamas yacht charter vacation, guests are required to take a COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test. The testing on day five will be arranged by the yacht captain and will be arranged at a specific location depending on the cruising itinerary.
Fees for the Bahamas Health Travel Visa, inclusive of Day 5 Rapid Antigen Test and mandatory health insurance, are as follows:
▪ $40 – Visitors staying up to four nights and five days.
▪ $40 – Citizens and returning residents.
▪ $60 – Visitors staying more than four nights.
▪ Free – Children 10 years and under
The Bahamas Featured Charter Yachts
The 145′ Heesen motor yacht AT LAST is available in the Bahamas for Winter/Spring 2021. Featuring a variety of water toys and entertainment facilities, as well as accommodation for up to 11 guests in 5 cabins, M/Y AT LAST is the ideal charter yacht for families and friends alike.
Having recently completed a 3+ year and $4 million + authentic restoration, the 80’ Trumpy motor yacht BB has returned to her original 1947 splendor and looks forward to accommodating you in the Bahamas! M/Y BB accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 cabins.
Balanced for performance and comfort, CYGNUS CYGNUS is in a class of her own. Built in Finland by Ocean Explorer and designed by world renowned naval architect German Frers, CYGNUS CYGNUS utilizes the optimal length to beam ratio to deliver true performance while providing luxurious accommodations for up to 8 guests in 4 cabins.
Built by Burger Yachts in 1966, SOVEREIGN is a completely restored and updated classic motor yacht with all the amenities of a modern yacht. SOVEREIGN has been continuously well maintained & upgraded with her most recent refit in 2019. With an interior described as “Palm Beach chic” she is outfitted with a beautiful collection of mid-century modern antique furnishings. M/Y SOVEREIGN accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 staterooms.
OCEAN CLUB will impress the most discerning clientele. Refitted in 2018 from bow to stern, OCEAN CLUB is an award-winning luxury yacht with a chic and timeless interior inspired by the glamorous era of old Hollywood. M/Y OCEAN CLUB accommodates up to 12 guests in 5 staterooms.
For additional yacht charter information and for information on the latest COVID-19 Bahamas travel protocols, contact Nicholson Yachts: firstname.lastname@example.org or +1.401.849.0344Read More
As the holiday season approaches, leave your stress on land and celebrate the end of 2020 with a private yacht charter vacation. From where you go and what you wish to see, to what you eat and drink and how you spend your time aboard, team Nicholson will tailor your charter yacht vacation to your desired activities and interests. Sit back, relax and take in the mesmerizing landscapes in front of you. Leave the details to us and the cleaning and cooking to your dedicated and professional yacht crew.
Your experienced yacht charter crew will provide you with the highest standard of service to anticipate your every wish and need. From maintaining the safety of the guests onboard and adhering to strict cleaning protocols to ensure sanitization and cleanliness throughout the yacht, to providing guests with their preferred atmosphere aboard, the professional yacht crew are there to guarantee a seamless yacht charter experience for each guest.
Chartering a private yacht is the safest way to enjoy an adventurous and relaxing vacation, providing you with the ability to experience new landscapes each day all while social distancing and adhering to COVID-19 protocols. Inquire within for travel entry requirements for specific destinations and our flexible booking policies.
Contact team Nicholson for yacht availability for the holiday season.
Practice Gratitude: This is indeed a very stressful, frightening & sad time in our world. The news reports on COVID-19 can be overwhelming. Please remember to take a break from the news and take stock of the many blessings in your life and all that you have to be thankful for – family & loved ones, the healthcare workers who risk their own health to care for the sick, the scientists who are working tirelessly on treatments and a preventative vaccine for this dreadful disease… Once you start thinking thankful thoughts you will start to feel thankful & then your mind will start to focus on more things that you have to be thankful for. However, if you need a little diversion from the news Nicholson Yachts has compiled some suggestions for you:
Have you tried meditation? Why not take a self-care break and meditate with Dan Harris and his team of top mindfulness teachers at Ten Percent Happier. If you are not into meditation there is also loads of practical advice on managing stress: Ten Percent Happier Coronavirus Sanity Guide
The Power of Prayer – here are some suggestions. See how the world is praying for healing at the World Council of Churches web site. Here is a beautiful Interfaith Prayer for the World. Pope Francis’ Novena Prayer for Protection in Time of Pandemic and Prayers for the World. The Dalai Lama is posting daily messages of hope & encouragement on Dalai Lama Facebook page.
Exercise is great to help alleviate stress and anxiety. Taking a walk in the fresh spring sunshine is excellent but if you hare quarantining at home try some gentle yoga stretching. We recommend Yoga With Adriene
For a bit of fun & distraction watch highlights from the Newport Folk Festival 2019: https://youtu.be/SUc9vbornfk and the incomparable Dolly Parton at the Newport Folk Festival 2019: https://youtu.be/pEvlEBPfmkA
Watch how this great Principal at the Clark Elementary School in St. Louis, MO encourages & comforts his students: https://youtu.be/smkgKMOriBA
Who doesn’t love birds? The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has a live “owl cam” where you can watch nesting Barred Owl: https://www.wbu.com/owl-cam/ – also visit their web site: https://www.birds.cornell.edu/home/
Longing to be sailing? Here are some videos you may enjoy:
Or for more extreme sailing how about the Volvo Ocean Race
When the dust settles, Nicholson Yachts will be here to assist with your yacht charter plans.Read More
60’ Ocean Explorer CYGNUS CYGNUS will be on display at the 2020 Palm Beach International Boat Show,
BALANCED FOR PERFORMANCE AND COMFORT
The advanced hydrodynamic shape of her hull, designed by world renowned naval architect Germán Frers, utilizes the optimal length to beam ratio to deliver true performance while providing luxurious accommodations for her guests. Experience for yourself how the combination of high performance and spacious living and entertaining areas make the Ocean Explorer 60 a class of her own!
Charter Schedule & Location
Travel plans canceled?
Charter a Private Luxury Yacht and Escape the Crowds
Hotel or Cruise Line Vacation
Private yacht charters provide guests with the ability to experience a tailor made vacation in the private company of family and friends. Every detail, from the cruising itinerary to the menu planning, is customized to the guests’ preference. A yacht charter accommodates small to medium sized groups; unlike a hotel, resort or cruise line that is crowded with thousands of strangers who may be carrying different germs and contaminating public areas.
Free yourself with a yacht charter vacation.
Guests will be at ease and able to fully relax and enjoy, knowing that they are safe from a health emergency.
The goal of the professionally trained crew is to keep their guests safe, healthy and exceed expectations at all times.
The Captain and first mate will design a specific itinerary to the guest’s preference on cruising area, including quiet anchorages and hidden beaches, away from crowds, all with the goal of providing their guests with the ultimate vacation experience!
The Chef will create a menu customized to the preferences of the group and will be aware of specific dietary requests, guaranteeing that not only are all expectations met, that they are also exceeded.
The Stewardess and interior team will ensure that every inch of the yacht is always sanitized, linens will always be fresh, providing you with the ease of knowing you are on a yacht maintained to the highest of hygienic standards.
NEW CHARTER POLICY
Nicholson Yachts is committed to protecting our clients at all times, especially in the event of a wide-spread health emergency. Whether you are a direct client of Nicholson’s or a broker representing a client who is chartering one of Nicholson’s CA’s, please be advised that we will add the following clause to our contracts:
SPECIAL CONDITIONS / ADDENDUM
Should a CDC Travel Health Notice of level 3 or higher for any country to or from the charter destination be issued, or flights be cancelled due to health alerts, a rescheduling of charter dates shall be agreed. The Rescheduling Addendum must be signed within 14 days of the notification of intent to reschedule and new allowable dates must be within one year of the initial charter date. Should the vessel be sold or disabled after the reschedule is in effect, the original Charter Agreement will be considered null and all funds will be returned by all parties.Read More
Warm up with our Spring Savings!
S/Y ARCHANGEL & S/Y AURELIUS
Now offering 8 days for the price of 7
For additional information, contact Nicholson Yachts: email@example.comRead More
Wanted: Two Crew for Atlantic Crossing
Owner operator Bijan of the meticulously maintained 62’ Dynamique, ANAHITA, seeks two paying crew members for the yacht’s seventh Atlantic Crossing. ANAHITA will depart from St. Thomas during the first week of May and will stop in Gibraltar via the Azores, including a brief stop in Lisbon. ANAHITA will then be available to charter throughout the Adriatic for her summer 2020 season. ANAHITA has completed a total of six eastbound and six westbound crossings between 2008 and 2018.
$6250 per guest, all inclusive. Great opportunity to gain sea miles and crossing experience.
For more information, please contact Nicholson Yachts directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bijan crew profile:
A US Citizen and a New Yorker since the late 1950’s, Bijan has been sailing most of his life. Aboard his first boat ANITA KAY, a Sparkman & Steven’s ketch, he explored much of the Eastern Seaboard, Nova Scotia, the Bahamas & Bermuda. After retiring from his life on land Bijan began an annual migratory pattern offering charters in New York Harbor during the summer and the Virgin Islands in the winter.
When Bijan purchased ANAHITA his migrations changed to chartering in the Mediterranean during the summer and the Caribbean in the winter. To date Bijan has sailed to the Med five times and his experiences have taken him as far east as the Greek Islands and Turkey. Bijan is a genial charter host and expert sailor whose charter guests look forward to cruising with time and time again.Read More
Destination: Windward Islands
After a long gray winter spent inside, are you craving an action-packed adventure filled with white sandy beaches, enjoying the water sports and relaxing throughout the clear turquoise waters of the Windward Islands? The crew of charter catamaran ORION 90’ look forward to curing those winter blues and providing you with a tropical spring adventure, in your own personal paradise. Now offering 10% OFF through April! Inquire within for additional details
Captain Marcelo of ORION shares his favorite areas of the Windward Islands
With over 70,000 nautical miles of sailing experience, Captain Marcelo of ORION is an expert on the best anchorages around the world.
His favorite location in the Windward Islands to sail charter guests to is St. Vincent & The Grenadines; specifically, Tobago Cays and Mopion Island. Marcelo explains that the Tobago Cays offer crystal clear water for snorkeling and enjoying water sports; while Mopion Island is a remote getaway, providing you with your very own private island and quiet anchorage!
Let Captain Marcelo create a custom itinerary for your charter, specific to your preferred activities and interests.
90′ Catana ORION is a tried and true-blue water luxury catamaran featuring a lovely family crew of four! ORION provides accommodations for up to eight guests in four generously appointed cabins. Her master stateroom features a king size bed with large en suite facilities. The VIP features a king size bed with the option to convert to twin singles, en suite facilities with vanity, shower and head. The family apartment consists of two connecting cabins sharing en suite facilities and features two double beds and a smaller child’s bed (ideal for older kids or younger kids with nanny). Two swim platforms, two deck showers, two dinghies and plenty of water toys keep guests of all ages as active as they wish to be.
ORION’s indoor and outdoor salons offer choices for dining and lounging throughout the day and into the evening with meals freshly prepared by Chef Mateus, a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Paris & London. Chef Mateus is flexible with all dietary preferences, including gluten free, vegetarian and vegan! Did we mention he is also a yoga instructor?!
“We had an amazing week aboard ORION! Marcelo and crew were all amazing!! There was absolutely nothing to complain about; the service, cuisine and itinerary was perfectly customized for our family.”
-New Years Charter Guest
Begin your Spring 2020 Adventure with ORION today!Read More
Captain Nicolas of Nicholson Charter Yacht S/Y AURELIUS Top Four Favorite Beaches in the Caribbean to visit on Charter
As a charter captain for over 10 years, Captain Nicolas is very experienced with the best cruising grounds of the world. His favorite waters to sail are the Caribbean and the US East Coast. Today, he shares his top four favorite beaches in the Caribbean to bring his charter guests to.
Trunk Bay, St. John
Photo credit: Robert Harding
As one of the most photographed beaches in the USVI, it is no surprise that Trunk Bay made our list as one of the best beaches in the Caribbean to visit. Trunk Bay is located on the 9-mile island of St. John and is the showpiece beach of the Virgin Islands National Park. The beautiful white sands of Trunk Bay stretch over a quarter of a mile in length with towering coconut palm trees. The calm and pristine turquoise water provides magnificent snorkeling for all groups; including first-timers, children and adults. Visitors will enjoy the self-guided Underwater Snorkeling Trail featuring underwater information about coral formations and sea life.
The best snorkeling at Trunk Bay can be found around the small cay that lies just 30 yards off the beach. Snorkeling is best enjoyed on the western side as it provides more protection from the waves and is home to more corals and fish versus the eastern side of the beach.
The family-friendly beach features a concession stand, public restrooms and shower facilities. For new visitors, please be aware of the $5 per-person National Park entrance fee.
British Virgin Islands
Photo Credit: Billy Black
The Baths National Park, Virgin Gorda
The centerpiece of this dramatic area located on Virgin Gorda’s north shore is a collection of massive granite boulders as large as 40 feet in diameter, which form sheltered sea pools on the edge of the sandy white beach. The boulders are a result of the molten rock seeping up into the existing volcanic rock layers. Because the molten rock did not reach the surface, it slowly cooled and formed a hard-crystalline layer of granite. The protected area also includes Devil’s Bay, easily reached from The Baths by a series of ladders scaling the unique boulders. Devil’s Bay is a popular anchorage for swimming and snorkeling. From the dramatic landscape of the boulders to the crystal-clear calm water, you will feel as though you have entered through the gates of heaven upon arriving here.
Tip: Be sure to bring along your water shoes, a snorkel and a waterproof camera and explore the series of caves and grottos created by these irregular boulders.
Onshore facilities include bathrooms and lockers which create a safe and enjoyable experience in this breathtaking environment.
Antigua, West Indies
Half Moon Bay Beach
Photo Credit: Artoncapital.com
There is nothing half-way about Half Moon Bay Beach. From the relaxed beach bar providing strong drinks and local flavor, to the pearly soft white sand and adventurous surf, this uncrowded beach offers something for everyone. Half Moon Bay Beach is situated on the 132-acre resort, respectively named Half Moon Bay Antigua. The exclusive Rosewood Resort hosts an enclave of villas for purchase, ranging from $10 to $25 million. Fortunately, the beach is free for visitors and is open to the public.
Tip: Bring proper hiking shoes or non-slip sandals so you may take full advantage of hiking opportunities.
Anse Chastanet Beach, Soufriere
Photo Credit: Caradonna Adventures
With a sharp drop off, coral reef, and sea walls, this beach is ideal for snorkelers and divers alike. Anse Chastanet Beach provides its visitors with opportunities for viewing the vividly colored ocean life without ferrying out to deeper waters by boat. The natural black sand alludes to the volcanic origins of the island. High-end guests flock here daily from the resort named for the beach, Anse Chastanet.
Tip: There is a walking path located on the north side of the beach, that you may take to Anse Mamin beach which is a smaller and quieter area; an ideal place for a picnic.