Go Summer Yachting a la J.P. Morgan
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (MainStreet) -- For anyone floating their way through the Mediterranean this summer, the line between the merely wealthy and the uber-rich will be drawn clearly by the fleet of super-yachts afloat in waters from Marbella to Istanbul's Bosporus. From helipads and secret submarine chambers to on-demand beach clubs and kitchens staffed with Michelin-star chefs, many owners of these exclusive vessels monetize their investments and lighten the burden of the seven-figure expenses associated with upkeep by letting others charter them. The result is a sensational inventory of charters for the summer season that can have you cruising in parity with Russian oligarchs and Hollywood film directors, with few people ever really knowing who owns and who rents in the season's chicest harbors.
Burgess Yachts is one of the world's leading yacht charters as well as offering yacht sales, construction management, technical consultancy and maintenance. Burgess and its astute staff also helps yacht owners looking to leverage their investment through an array of high-end charters. Their inventory of ships, most over 130 feet, is humbling, from the sleekest of sailing yachts to the new breed of gigayachts and even historic boats that recall a grander era in sea travel for summer charters.
For those migrating from yacht owner to charterer, one of the many obstacles is finding a style that best suits your needs. Sizing in at just under 200 feet, Twizzle is a stunning sailing yacht that accommodates up to eight guests looking for a glamorous sailing experience in key Mediterranean destinations such as Porto Cervo or the Greek Islands through summer 2012.
Inside Twizzle, an evolved interior design mixes more modern decor with soothing teak, creamy color fabrics and neutral art meticulously selected to take into account eye-line view, as well as a stunning desktop lounge arrangement that sits under the vessel's voluminous white sails. An Armani Casa-like feel extends to guest cabins with acid-washed oak details and personal details such as cashmere throws and pressed linens. Twizzle's showier perks include a swim platform that lowers off its rear in virtually any water depth.