Here’s some interesting news to end the week: CU Yacht Charters tells me the owner of the 178-foot Bennett motoryacht Starfire has had a change of plans, opening up new prime-time charter dates for guests wanting to book her in the Mediterranean this summer.
Starfire is now available June 1-20 in the South of France, July 1-17 in Croatia and from August 23 onward out of Naples, Italy.
Starfire is a 1998 launch that had major refits in 2002, 2004 and 2012. She has an outstanding reputation in the charter industry, with amenities including at-anchor stabilizers, Ku-band satellite communications and high-speed Wi-Fi, a digital audiovisual server, and an interior decor done in modern Art Deco style. Her toys and amenities include a 36-foot Hinckley jet-drive tender, a pair of Seabobs, twin Wave Runners plus a Jet Ski, kayaks, wakeboards, snorkeling gear and more.
Twelve guests are accommodated in six staterooms aboard Starfire, which also cruises with 11 crew.
The lowest weekly base rate is $288,000 for the newly released Mediterranean yacht charter dates this summer. Any reputable charter broker can tell you more or help you book a week on board.