Following the announcement of their merger with International Yacht Collection earlier in October, The Sacks Group Yachting Professionals created quite a buzz on the docks of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which wrapped up on November 1st. In particular, show goers in search of the perfect charter yacht for a winter getaway were greeted by an array of stunning vessels offered by the newly expanded firm.
“The Sacks Group and IYC together had 16 great yachts at the show that clients could consider for their next luxury charter vacation,” reported Jennifer M. Saia, Executive Director of the Luxury Yacht Vacation Division for the combined firm. “They ranged from 100 to 190 feet, accommodating from six to twelve guests, representing an incredible variety of builders, captains, crew, destinations and charter fee ranges. There was literally something for everyone in the water at our Fort Lauderdale Boat Show displays.”
The Sacks Group Central Agency Charter Yachts Da Bubba, Cocktails, both Hargrave motor yachts, and the 112-foot Shear Fantasea all attracted a lot of interest among prospective charter clients on the docks. The 100-foot Cheoy Lee Christine II, a new Central Agency Yacht for The Sacks Group, made a splash at the show, where she joined the worldwide luxury charter fleet for the first time. “She has an extremely nice interior and a super Captain,” Saia said.
An excellent example of Cheoy Lee’s popular Bravo 100 Series, Christine II offers speeds of up to 20 knots combined with the oceangoing stability and seaworthiness the builder is known for – a perfect mix for exploring the coast of Florida and the Bahamas. The yacht is topped by an observation deck that makes an ideal spot to enjoy a cocktail or meal while underway, surrounded by panoramic views. Blessed with abundant inviting public spaces, CHRISTINE II also features a skylounge on the bridge deck, a spacious sundeck with a bar and Jacuzzi, and an elegant salon with formal dining table for eight guests. The aft deck offers another, more casual dining option.
The yacht’s interior styling by Lisa Pirofsky Designs, Inc., blends classic and contemporary to elegant effect, creating a feeling of understanted luxury. The metalwork, stonework and woodwork throughout the boat is masterfully crafted, particularly the detailed moldings. The yacht accommodates six to eight guests in four comfortable ensuite staterooms – including not one but two full-beam master suites, both with king berths, as well as two queen staterooms.
Christine II is available for charters this winter in Florida and the Bahamas for a charter rate starting at $38,000 per week, plus expenses – including a 28-foot Robalo tow-behind tender.