The superyacht industry has long been a rollercoaster of activity but each year it notches up a gear as more yachts launch onto the market and greater numbers of charter areas open up for longer seasons. To reflect this rich diversity, this year’s newly launched CNI charter annual is even larger than ever.
For the first time in almost a decade we’ve been obliged to add a new category to the yacht pages to cater for the great increase in the number of vessels in the 50m to 60m (164’ to 197’) class, and 60m+ category. We’ve also split the charter destinations into different types of charter to bring to life just some of the options available. Our Explore Ashore, Pure Hedonism, Family Fun and Energy Zone will give you plenty of ideas, but this really is just the start and your charter broker can fuel you with so much more inspiration. For a copy of the 2009 CNI Charter Annual, please contact your CNI broker.
CNI’s new fleet
At this year’s Bucket Regatta in St Barths, CNI made a commitment to the St Barths Yacht Club (SBYC) and sailing school to purchase a fleet of new Vanguards from Laser. These will be used to teach local children how to sail – part of the obligatory school curriculum in many parts of France and its dominions. Besides bearing the CNI logo on sails and hulls, part of the agreement ensured that the top students from CampInteractive would be able to benefit from the dinghies. The SBYC has got right behind the initiative and the first CampInteractive sailing program takes place at the end of the summer in St Barths, where the local school has donated accommodation and the SBYC is providing sailing tuition and island transport. If you’re in St Barths this winter, look out for your newspaper or the latest issue of Sea&i to be personally delivered by CNI Laser.
CNI welcome a few new central agencies including the 29.57m (96.9’) In Excess listed by Simon Goldsworthy from CNI London. Built by De Vries Lentsch in 1990 she underwent a major refit in 2005, which included an overhaul of all the main equipment, and in 2008 she had an interior refit.
On the other side of the Atlantic Fernando Nicholson of CNI Miami announces the 34.2m (112.1’) Spirit of Salima. Built by Tecnomar in 2006, her art deco design was inspired by a castle in Morocco and the jungles of Africa. Propelled by two 2285 MTU 396TE engines, she cruises at 25 knots and accommodates six guests and three crew.
CNI London is delighted to announce a number of sales including the 33.5m (110’) Daniella from Lloyd’s Ships, sold by Toby Walker on behalf of the late Nicholas Baker. Simon Goldsworthy, who recently relocated to CNI’s London office from CNI Antibes, has also had a good month with the sale of two new builds, the 27m (88.5’) Leopard named Estel (which is also joining the CNI Charter fleet) and the 31m (102’) Falcon named Joy.
New to the CNI charter fleet
The CNI charter division in Monaco welcomes the 43m (141’) Hana from CRN. One of the latest elite yachts for charter, she boasts enormous volume giving the feeling of a 50m+ (164’+) yacht. Sleeping 11 guests, her master cabin offers a private balcony and the yacht boasts a gym, oversized swim platform and an excellent range of toys. Hana will be available in the Caribbean this coming winter season.
Another new launch joining the fleet is the 30m (98.5’) Salu. Built by Italy’s renowned Benetti shipyard, she boasts a classic exterior with a contemporary interior, which offers a sense of wellbeing, comfort and tranquility. Charter guests have been prioritized throughout so as well as several sunbathing and seating areas, there is a highly sophisticated entertainment system. Following her successful launch, Salu is available for charters in the West Mediterranean throughout the autumn and winter.
Those looking for a jet-set lifestyle on the Côte d’Azur this winter should turn their attention to the new 27m (88.6’) Leopard Caramia. A truly unique vessel, she boasts a spacious interior with accommodations for eight, complemented by a flexible use of deck space.
On the other side of the Atlantic, CNI’s charter division in Fort Lauderdale welcomes the 34m (111.8’) Resilience from Westport. A fast, sleek-lined yacht, Resilience offers a first-class charter experience from her Caribbean and New England bases.
The past 12 months have been an incredible year in the new-build market for CNI, with exciting projects and deliveries. Many are now making their way onto the charter market this month, including the 60m (197’) Xanadu. If ever a yacht was conceived to fulfill all imaginable desires for a luxury charter, it is Xanadu. A Benetti in name, she is, in fact, unlike any other yacht from the shipyard thanks to her original styling by Andrew Winch. Xanadu will be heading to the Caribbean for what already looks to be a highly successful charter season.
The 49m (161’) Anjilis also launches in September 2008. Designed through the unique vision of Glade Johnson and built by Trinity, the new Anjilis features a sophisticated contemporary take on Art Deco elements. Her interior encompasses many exotic woods, custom marquetry and stone inlays. Anjilis will be available for charter for 11 guests in the Caribbean this coming winter.