Ocean Independence tells me the 99-foot Benetti motoryacht Salu is dropping her weekly base rate from €65,000 to €55,250 (a savings of 15 percent) for a fill-the-gap charter late this summer in the East Mediterranean.
The itinerary will be from Bodrum, Turkey, to Athens, Greece, departing on August 31 and finishing September 7.
I was last aboard Salu in 2009, and I found her to be a memorable design. Many Benetti motoryachts have dark woods and high-gloss finishes that can seem visually heavy to some people, but Salu is different with a light, airy interior that is at once comfortably elegant and family friendly. That’s the yacht’s main salon in the photograph at right, and a similar decor carries throughout the boat.
The owners also built Salu to mimic many of the amenities they enjoyed while chartering the much larger, 164-foot Benetti motoryacht Amnesia, including features such as zero-speed stabilizers, which are usually found only aboard larger and more expensive charter yachts.
Any reputable charter broker can tell you more about Salu or help you book her from Turkey to Greece at the newly announced discount rate.