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Charter Special III: Finest superyachts over 40m at the Genoa Charter Show

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From 4 to 8 May 2009, Genoa hosted the 21st edition of the MYBA Charter Show. This is one of the most important international exhibitions dedicated to charter professionals and superyachts.The exhibition is a select showcase for luxury charter yachts and the most exclusive display of ancillary services for the yachting industry.

SuperYachtTimes.com visited over 40 superyachts that were on display at this year's show in Genoa, and we will bring you a series of articles about the best charter yachts available. Today we bring you part two of our selection of fantastic superyachts for charter, over 40 meters.

Seaflower
This peerless 40-meter Feadship has a beautiful interior, designed by Lavor Design. Although relatively compact in size, no compromise is made in superyacht features such as four staterooms, two lounges, the owner's suite on the main deck, a study and a huge open sundeck, that features a large cushioned sunbed and a dining area.

On the maindeck, the main salon has an calm and relaxed atmosphere. Alcantara ceilings combine with light fabrics and carpets to create a roomy feel. Exquisite woodwork is found in the cornices and architraves, doorways, the stairway banister and the fine grains within the bloom-mahogany paneling.

Forward of the main salon, is the separate dining room, which features a mahogany quadrant dining table, that seats 10. For more informal dinners, there are two exterior dining areas as well. The main aft deck is the perfect spot to enjoy breakfast, and the sundeck, which can be covered by awnings, offers a fantastic alfresco option. Chef Malin Kollerstrom is very passionate about food, and is famed for her Mediterranean and asian style of cooking, amongst many other styles.

On board Seaflower, the attention to detail is flawless. Captain Robin Cowie leads a professional team of 7, ready at your service.

The exquisite Seaflower is available for charters with 8 guests this summer in the West & East Med. Please contact Elsa Bosi of Edmiston in Monaco, on +377 93 30 54 44 or [email protected] for any enquiries.

Leo Fun

Leo Fun, is a 54m brand new superyacht, launched end of January 2009. As one of the newest and largest yachts on display, she was truly the queen of the MYBA charter show. Designed for a new era, Leo Fun features a highly stylish and detailed exterior design and an unusually spacious interior, which is beautifully decorated.

Her asymmetrical main deck design has created a large and comfortable salon, which is a staggering 100 m² big. She features large side windows, offering charterers ample natural light and scenic views. Her main aft deck is oversized, and features a large lounge area, as well as a huge pool/spa that is equipped with a glass waterfall wall, and is flanked with a pair of large stairways leading to the huge bathing platform, where guest can enjoy the wide array of water toys and diving equipment.

The sophisticate and luxury interior features include accommodation for 12 guests in 6 cabins: four guest staterooms (3 doubles and 1 twin) and one full beam VIP suite are located on the lower deck. The master suite can be found on the full beam main deck. Perhaps the most impressive room onboard, it features floor to ceiling windows enhancing the feeling of open space, providing panoramic views, even from the owner’s bath which is set against large windows that open to a forward deck terrace. Even more light floods into the bathroom through the large skylight above the bathtub.

Captain Frédéric Castaignos and his extraordinary crew of ten offer the best in 'state of the art' service, for an unforgettable charter experience. Leo Fun is being offered in the West Med for charter by Charter&Charter. Her summer charter rates are €285.000 plus expenses high season, and €260.000 plus expenses low season. For more information, please contact Daniela De Marco at +377 93 3000 15 or [email protected].

Grace E
Following a recent refit, Grace E (ex: Andale) is back onto the charter market. She accommodates a total of twelve guests in six elegant staterooms. Four beautiful staterooms, all fitted with modern entertainment systems with LCD televisions, are on the lower deck, whilst the master stateroom and a spacious VIP stateroom are forward on the main deck.

During her recent refit, Grace E gained an extra deck. On the sundeck, a large and fully equipped gym was added, just aft of the Jacuzzi and sunbathing area. The Gym can be accessed by her guest elevator, which provides easy access to all four decks. Aft of the gym a new bar was added.

Grace E's stunning Franco and Anna Maria Dellarole interior, is relaxing and offers the ultimate in luxury chartering. The main deck features a bright salon and formal dining room, as well as a casual lounge and game area. The bridge deck salon features the luxurious sky lounge that has a coffered ceiling, a full bar and plush seating. The aft deck offers alfresco dining under shade on the open deck and includes cushioned seating aft.

Grace E is a true delight to charter, and she is available though Fraser Yachts. For any enquiries, please contact Anita Dodds on +1 954 712 7119, or email Anita at [email protected].

Passion
The highly impressive Passion is a 53m Swedeship, built in 1986. She is beautifully maintained and has been constantly upgraded and refitted by her owners.

Passion offers accommodation to 12 guests, and features a master stateroom and VIP cabin on the main deck. The master stateroom is a full beam cabin, with a king size bed and includes his and hers marble sinks, whirlpool bathtub and a separate shower room.

A second full beam VIP stateroom is on the lower deck, and features a king size bed, ensuite with a bathtub and separate shower room.

Perhaps the most unusual room seen on any charter yacht in today's market, is Passion's Upper Salon, that features a gaming and card table, a full bar area, a selection of vintage video arcade games, an air hockey table and a karaoke machine.

Passion's main aft deck has a large dining table, which comfortably seats 12 guests. Her large sundeck features a Jacuzzi, large sunpads and teak chaise lounges. Large biminis and shade umbrellas provide plenty of shade. There are plenty of toys to keep even the most active charterers fully occupied. The list of toys include as two Novurania tender, Yamaha waverunners, a great Laser sailing dinghy, Kayaks, waterskis, wakeboards, kneeboards, and a water trampoline, as well as Inflatable towable donuts.

Passion, captained by the highly experienced Colin Richardson, is available at a rate of $290,000 per week in the high season, $235.000 low season. She is available through Yachtzoo. Please contact Jessica Althoff at +1 954 767 1035 or [email protected] for any enquiries.

By Maarten Janssen

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