Camper and Nicholsons International has just welcomed the 196-foot Benetti motoryacht Lyana to the charter fleet and tells me that the crew and yacht are currently in the Caribbean, poised to accept a last-minute booking for the Christmas and New Year’s holiday.
Interestingly, Lyana moves to Camper and Nicholsons from the charter fleet at CSO Yachts, which just a month ago was advertising her at a lowest weekly base rate of $360,000–and implying that the owner might negotiate further because he was keen to book a holiday charter. Now with Camper, the yacht’s lowest weekly base rate has been raised to $420,000, and the holiday weekly base rate is being advertised as $440,000 just two days before Christmas.
Lyana is a brand-new build for 2011 with zero-speed stabilizers, an eight-person hot tub on her sundeck, a gymnasium with a rowing machine and treadmill, an onboard masseuse, a beach club off the stern, a professional-quality discotheque setup on the top deck, a high-speed satellite communications system, a big-screen projector on the aft deck, and a crew of 15. The interior decor includes substantial artwork by masters including Dali and Botero. Twelve guests are accommodated in six cabins, including a master suite with views over the yacht’s bow.
Any reputable charter broker can tell you more about Lyana or help you complete a last-minute booking to get onboard by the time Santa reaches the Caribbean on Sunday.