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Private Yachting: A Heavenly Way to Travel

May 14, 2011 -

"It's a magical way to spend a summer - privacy at sea, and fun and friends in port." Ivana Trump

Everyone likes to go on vacation, especially the rich and famous. But ensuring the seamless class and service of a 5-star resort off-shore can become tedious when relying on an unfamiliar charter company, vessel or crew. Plus getting the absolute perfectly outfitted ship can be daunting for even the most experienced sailor, let alone a Hollywood business/talent manager for A-list celebrities. That is a principal reason why World Yacht Group has opened offices in Beverly Hills. WYG will secure the precise yacht, outfit this vessel with all your client's exact wishes, and staff with the best captain, chef and crew to make certain of the trip's success.

Often these getaways are littered with fans and paparazzi, which is a terrible burden when trying to relax and unwind. World Yacht Group can chart your trip around the nuisance of paparazzi or over-crowded public ports to the most exclusive and exotic destinations that are sure to leave an unforgettable memory.

Much like everything else in their lives, the rich and famous tend to go overboard when they are on vacation. George Clooney, Brangelina, Leonardo DiCaprio, Orlando Bloom, Ellen Degeneres, P. Diddy and Denzel Washington all have experience chartering the finest yachts. With these vessels they receive the utmost privacy and luxury, so they're happy to spend time – and money – on creating the most luxurious experience.

On board these behemoth's they can holiday in their favorite exotic destinations while enjoying the privacy they crave. Celebrities love everything the yacht vacation has to offer adding the comfort of knowing that their lifestyles can be maintained around the world. The 5-star service and unbelievable facilities aboard these yachts are to die for.

WYG's yachts are hand-picked to offer only the finest amenities, that include a professional captain, Michelin star chef preparing every meal and service crews of 4-12 depending on yacht size. All the inventory offers at least 5 double cabins with en-suite bathrooms, Jacuzzi and the latest in visual and sound systems. The facilities on-board WYG's ships are state-of-the-art and outfitted with the best equipment providing guests the ultimate comfort. Be it a professional gym, on-board theatre or dedicated/secure office guests will have exactly what they're accustomed to on-board.

Celebrities are often whisked away to their own personal sea resort by private plane, and then pampered for anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. Yachting crews are ready at a moment's notice when a celebrity decides they want to get away from it all. Crew members tend to a celebrity and their guests' every need, from safety, to itinerary, to world class gourmet food. They delight in living in a resort type atmosphere while enjoying some much needed alone time at sea. They can bathe on the sun deck, snorkel in a cove, or explore a nearby deserted island. The options are nearly limitless.

While there are prime yachting destinations all over the world, celebrities tend to enjoy the Mediterranean in the summer time, and the Caribbean in the fall. The Côte d'Azur still remains as one of the most popular yachting destinations. Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones are recurring visitors to the nearby Balearic Islands, while Jon Bon Jovi, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, and Denzel Washington prefer the island of Sardinia. Summer does not arrive quietly in the south of France.

The season kicks off in a flurry of activity with two prestigious fixtures on the international social calendar: the Monaco Grand Prix and the Cannes Film Festival. Both take place on one of the most exclusive stretches of coastline in Europe.

For decades the French Riviera has been synonymous with glamorous people and a jet-set lifestyle. During the summer months there are few places in the world that can boast more celebrities, more parties, or a more cosmopolitan atmosphere than this region of France. From hitting the dance floor at Jimmy'z nightclub in Monaco to a relaxing lunch on Pampelonne Beach in Saint-Tropez, the French Riviera offers plenty of options for your holiday, provided you can keep up with the pace. As with all coastal destinations during the summer, the Riviera can get busy. The best way to avoid the crowds and enjoy the coast is undoubtedly from a luxury yacht.

As the winter months creep in, celebrities flock to St. Bart's to celebrate a warm Christmas and ring in the New Year. A-list stars such as Elton John, Tom Cruise, and Robert DeNiro park their yachts side-by-side as they take in the warmth of the Caribbean.

Whether the yachts are chosen for personal getaways, private interludes, entertaining fellow A-list guests, or enjoying the open sea, celebrities will continue to relax and relish in the luxury these yachts offer. Some of the most popular charters in 2011 have been Solemates, R.M. Elegant, Cyan, Illusion, Veni Vidi Vici, Annamia and Apache II. Please visit www.worldyachtgroup.com for a complete listing of yachts. In the words of Ivana Trump: "It really is heaven on earth."


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