|New Charter Option in Unusual Destinations|
|Written by Kim Kavin|
|Thursday, 04 November 2010 07:05|
This is Christina G, a 110-foot Kingship motoryacht that just joined the charter fleet at Edmiston and Company. She's a 2010 launch that has interesting plans for 2011, with destinations including the Philippines, Alaska, the West Coast of the United States, and Canada.
Those are unusual options in the crewed charter market. I don't think I've seen the Philippines advertised by any major management company in at least the past five years.
Christina G looks like a good yacht for off-the-beaten-course choices. Edmiston says the yacht was specifically designed to "maximize options for entertaining a small party," which sounds ideal for the 10 guests that Christina G takes. There are seating areas in the main saloon and sky lounge, as well as outdoor dining and a top-deck hot tub. In locations where marinas are few and far between, charter guests will need these types of comfortable spaces both indoors and out.
Guests also will likely appreciate the craftsmanship that Kingship brings to its expedition-style yachts. I was onboard the 111-foot Kingship motoryacht China in May, following a two-year cruise that the yacht's owner took from the shipyard in China through the waters of Asia, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean. Capt. Barry Cross, who was involved in China's build back in 2006, told me the yacht had demonstrated excellent stability, comfort, fuel efficiency, and soundproofing.
If Kingship has achieved those same standards in Christina G, then she should be an excellent new addition to the global charter fleet. Any reputable charter broker can help you book a week onboard at a lowest weekly base rate of €80,000.