If you’ve ever wanted to experience the majesty and tranquillity of New Zealand, the backdrop of The Lord of the Rings epic film series, and a truly unique yacht charter destination, the America’s Cup regatta in March 2021 is a great event to base your yacht charter vacation around, and a charter onboard the impressive 144ft (44m) luxury yacht G3 is an ideal way to explore this beautiful area.
The 36th America’s Cup Match will be held in Auckland, New Zealand, March 6 to 21 2021, hosted by the Defender, Emirates Team New Zealand. New Zealand’s summer months, December to March, are the perfect time to charter a luxury yacht to watch the event and/or explore the pristine cruising grounds on offer and fortunately the stunning charter yacht G3 is relocating to New Zealand for that period.
Known as “the City of Sails” for its marinas filled with sailing yachts, Auckland is one of only a handful of global venues to have hosted an America’s Cup Match in the past 30 years, joining other iconic ports including Newport, Fremantle, San Diego, Valencia, San Francisco and Bermuda.
Auckland is also the ideal location to commence your luxury charter yacht vacation in New Zealand which includes the Hauraki Gulf all the way north to the Bay of Islands.
Auckland’s wide and picturesque Waitemata Harbour and the Hauraki Gulf, considered ‘the jewel in Auckland’s crown’, offers a huge choice of course options for your luxury yacht charter taking into account the wind and tidal conditions. This spectacular, deep-water harbour provides a myriad of positions for luxury charter sailing and motor yachts to moor as close as possible to the on-water action.
On shore, the Race Village will be situated in the heart of Auckland’s city, spanning the waterfront and its restaurants, cafes, boutiques and galleries where you will enjoy the famed New Zealand hospitality. .
Charter guests on board G3 will be dazzled by Auckland’s vast smorgasbord of dining options, designer shopping and all the attractions of a global city, as well as its unique scenery and abundance natural wonders such as its pristine coastline, islands, beaches, dive sites, rich variety of flora and fauna, vibrant Maori culture and multitude of cruising itineraries.
Among the amazing destinations while cruising onboard the luxury charter yacht G3 in New Zealand should be the island of Waiheke, just a short cruise from Auckland. This beautiful island boasts vineyards and restaurants where you can sample local wines and food, or handcrafted beers at the local brewery. For the adrenaline junkies, there’s the rush of ziplining through the lush rainforest surrounded on all sides by pristine sandy beaches.
Further north, Great Barrier Island offers an entirely unique experience for the luxury charter guest. Great Barrier Island exists entirely off the grid, relying entirely on solar power. Here, nature is king, native wildlife is abundant and charter guests can enjoy a “free range experience” roaming protected forest hiking trails, beaches and bays. For charter guests who enjoy golf, there’s a serenely-situated course nestled amongst the spectacular natural environment. Stargazing enthusiasts will be thrilled that Great Barrier Island is an International Dark Sky Sanctuary, one of only three worldwide, which makes for perfect conditions for admiring the cosmos.
Continuing northwards you arrive at one of New Zealand’s most sublime areas, the Bay of Islands, which encompasses subtropical islands scattered between Cape Brett and the Purerua Peninsula, all of them teeming with vibrant sea life.
Whether you’re keen on fishing, diving and kayaking, or just exploring the small villages that line the Bay, charter guests will find this region fascinating and full of heritage and culture. It was here that the Waitangi Treaty was signed in 1840 by representatives of the British Crown and Māori chiefs recognising their ownership of the land.
Whangaroa Harbour is another marvellous destination on your New Zealand charter, offering charter guests the option of playing golf on the challenging top-ranking local course or relaxing at the spa at the luxurious resort nearby. Quad biking, horseback riding or fishing are also on offer.
THE YACHT: G3
According to her designers, the concept underlying the Heesen-built superyacht G3 is “to be the best in her category; best style, quality, service and most importantly, best experience”.
Recently enjoying a major refit, G3 has a brilliant sundeck with jacuzzi, a fantastic beach club with gym and bar, plus an inviting open plan main saloon and dining room, and new state of the art audio visual system complete with large screen outdoor cinema. New watertoys and a 33ft Intrepid tender complete the package.
G3’s interiors were designed by Michael Labazov and comprise crisp, modern décor in neutral tones, curving lines and original artwork for a serene and soothing ambience. Guests will enjoy the free-flowing, open plan layout from aft deck into saloon and dining.
The beach club area boasts new gym stocked with Technogym treadmill and exercise bike, WaterRower rowing machine, weights and bench for guests to maintain health and fitness while onboard.
G3 boasts five lavish staterooms. The master cabin is full beam across the main deck, and comprises a seating area, separate study and ensuite, as well as two pullman beds available. On the lower deck there are two double and two twin cabins. The twins are convertible into queen sized beds and all have ensuite facilities.
G3’s experienced Captain leads a thoroughly professional 5-star crew of nine, committed to delivering the pinnacle of service in every aspect. The Chef onboard G3 is well known for using in season produce and unique presentation to provide guests with a gastronomically surprising experience every day.
Luxury Charter Group has first-hand knowledge of New Zealand and its many natural wonders. Two of our team are ‘Kiwis’ who have sailed the coastlines of their island home and know its unique appeal. For further information about the luxurious G3 and any other charter enquiries, particularly in the lead up to and during the America’s Cup in Auckland in March 2021, get in touch with the experts at Luxury Charter Group. We can't wait to share this wonderful yacht and country with you.
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