Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Sailing Catamaran Sagittarius Now Offering 10% Discount on Virgin Islands Charters

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SAGITTARIUS, a Privilege 65 sailing catamaran, offers 10% discount for any charters in the Virgin Islands during Jan and February, 2017. The yacht, designed for high performance sailing, accommodates up to 10 guests in 4 queens and a king master. Great crew, fabulous chef!!

SAGITTARIUS is the perfect choice for a fabulous Caribbean sailing holiday. This luxury Privilege 65 catamaran was built by Jeantot/Lombard Marine, the prestigious French shipyard, in 1995 and went through a complete refit in 2012, making her an even more appealing choice today. Her wide beam of 33 ft. makes this yacht extremely spacious, accommodating 10 guests in great style.

The interior d├ęcor is contemporary with light wood flooring and wall panels, cream colored and luxury furnishings. The open salon offers multiple seating areas and features a wet bar, 3D TV entertainment center, formal dining, and wide sliding glass doors leading to the aft deck. The large windows create an airy light ambience by day and at night the upgraded lighting with blue accents create a feeling of refined luxury for socializing. She is fully air-conditioned throughout.

Very comfortable and stylish guest accommodations are in four large queen cabins plus an extra large master king cabin. All cabins feature a flat screen TV & DVD, settee/writing desk, fans, and AC controls. Each has its own private en-suite bath with dry shower stalls.

The aft deck offers plenty of shade and plenty of seating for relaxing and outdoor dining table. Two large transoms each have wide steps providing easy access to step into or out of the water. The massive foredeck is the place for sun-lovers, with 2 double sized safety trampolines for enjoying the action when underway. SAGITTARIUS offers the best in a stable sailing experience, with state-of-the-art sails, the latest in navigation technology, and 2 Yanmar 140hp engines. Average speeds are 9 knots, with exhilarating top speeds of 12 knots under sail.

Friday, January 13, 2017

10% off Charters onboard Catamaran Katlyn

Take 10% OFF the listed rates for charters ending by 2 March, 2017!

“Katlyn” is a South African built catamaran with an established pedigree. She has sailed over 70 000 nautical miles over a period of 15 years, proving that she is both a reliable ocean cruiser as well as a comfortable home. With a spacious cockpit, plenty of seating with stylish outdoor cushions, a swim platform, expansive trampoline for sunbathing, and plenty of awnings to provide shade, the exterior is attractive and user friendly. Sliding doors lead from the cockpit into the saloon, where to starboard there is leather upholstered seating for 6 around a lovely bamboo topped dining table. The expansive chart table and navigation station are to port, with stairs leading down into the port hull where the galley is nestled amidships. Throughout, “Katlyn” is tastefully decorated in crisp white, subtle blues, and sandy beige finishes, creating a feeling of tranquillity and space, reflecting the crystal clear tropical waters and pristine beaches. A major refit in 2012 ensures that the yacht is contemporary and up to date in design.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Carrier Uses New Tool To Reduce Risk Of Inebriated Pilots’ Flying

Exclusive Charter Service, Inc. announced an important safety advance. The West Palm Beach, Florida Part 135 operator has added SoberLink as part of its pilot preflight requirements. This advanced medical device should address one of the more difficult problems facing all aviation.

Aviation safety depends on pilots to assure that the aircraft flies right. Whatever is the cause (mental health, medicine, drugs, or alcohol), any interference with the human element in the cockpit increases risks exponentially. Unfortunately, the pilot is not well equipped to judge his/her competence to manipulate the controls; by definition, that opinion is “subjective.” The next point of intervention would be the second occupant of the front of the plane—the P-I-C or S-I-C. Because of the proximity of these two professionals in an individual flight and their careers, this option to stop an inebriated pilot is not as reliable as expected.

SoberLink created an instrument which records and transmits blood alcohol levels to the company’s headquarters. To assure that the individual who was being tested, the GPS location and a photo of the pilot are recorded to positively verify identify that the individual is sober at the plane site. If alcohol is tested positive an alert will be sent via text or email in time for the pilot to be disqualified for the pending flight.

SoberLink incorporates the following elements which contribute to a very high level of reliability (and hopefully deterrence):

  • Adaptive Facial Recognition technology
  • Tamper detection
  • Real-time text message reminders and Alerts
  • Customizable scheduling
  • Automated reporting

It will be interesting to track the efficacy of SoberLink and then to assess its application to other operators’ pilots. This device may be quite useful in a variety of air carriers.

Exclusive Charter Service should be commended for this initiative. As with other Part 135 on demand operators, the company’s flights originate/terminate around the country/globe; so, the SoberLink’s mobility provides a wide circumference of applicability.

To see the full article on JDA Journal, please click here.

Don't Miss Super Bowl LI! Charter a Jet Now!

 Lock in your charter for the biggest game of the year!

Super Bowl held at the NRG stadium in Houston, Tx on February 5th.

 Take advantage of this opportunity before prices go up and while jets are still available!

Piaggio Avanti II
Seats up to 7 passengers
$3,750 Hourly Rate (Membership price)

Hawker 850XP
Seats up to 8 passengers
$6,143 Hourly Rate (Membership price)

Gulfstream IV
Seats 12- 16 passengers
$10,535 Hourly Rate (Membership price

 Complete the ultimate Super Bowl experience with tickets to the Rolling Stone 50th Anniversary Party. To request a Super Bowl charter or for more information on Super Bowl events, please feel free to contact us.  


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Martin Luther King Day    January 16
Valentine's Day    February 14
President's Day    February 20
Mardi Gras    February 28

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Special Discount offer on Motor Yacht Yachtmind

Beautiful Motor Yacht YACHTMIND special offer for all the charters in April and May: -10% discount!

4 comfortable cabins for up to 8 guests.
1 Master, 1 VIP, 2 twin

A/C, wifi, separate crew quarters
This yacht offers a perfect cruising experience to the sea lover but also all the comforts and services of a “Grand Hotel” to those who don’t want to leave them ashore. Onboard, you will decide when is time to rest, to navigate, to eat and what you would like that the chef prepares for you. Whether to set off for a trip of beach exploration or stay on board comfortably lying down as the sun sets down, siping a frozen drink served by our staff. Yachtmind offers a domotic environment to offer the highest comfort and degree of control of the sound, light and multimedia functions. 

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