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Regina
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Eastern And Western
Mediterranean


Super Yacht Eastern Mediterranean

From the slipways of accomplished yacht artisans in Bodrum,
Turkey, this steel-hulled, African sapele-finished, schooner-rigged super yacht
carries 12,260 square-feet of canvas wafting her across the screen of James Bond's Skyfall. She features exquisite accommodations for twelve guests in six luxury suites, while her 2,600 square feet of topside teak provides more than enough room for each guest to relax in isolated splendor.
The galley serves an haute cuisine.

Super Yacht Western Mediterranean

Super Yacht Eastern Mediterranean


Specifications:

Year Built: 2011
LOA: 183 ft
LOD: 163 ft
Beam: 31 ft
Draft: 10 ft
Displacement: 292 tons
Engines: (2) 440 hp MAN
(1) 280 hp Yanmar
Generators: (3) at 102 kva
Water Tanks: 2,600 gal
Fuel Tanks: 2,200 gal
Cruising Speed: 12 knots
Crew: 7-9

Accommodations:

Three Suites with
Walk-In Dressing Rooms
Two Double-Bed Cabins
One Twin-Bed Cabin
All with Sitting Areas
All with Satellite Television and Music Systems
All with Private Bathrooms
Large Salon with Dining Area, Bar, Baby Grand Piano, and Entertainment Systems
All Air-Conditioned
Large Quarterdeck and Foredeck for Alfresco Dining and Camaraderie
Separate Crew Quarters in Forepeak

Equipment:

Radar
VHF and Satellite Telephones
Water Maker
3D LED Television
Blu-Ray Player
Nintendo Wii
Play Station 3
Speedboat w/Water Skis
Jet Ski
(2) Kayaks
Ice Machine
Espresso Coffee Maker
Complete Kitchen


Super Yacht Western Mediterranean

Super Yacht Eastern Mediterranean

Super Yacht Western Mediterranean

Super Yacht Eastern Mediterranean

Super Yacht Eastern Mediterranean

Super Yacht Western Mediterranean

Super Yacht Western Mediterranean

Super Yacht Eastern Mediterranean

Super Yacht Eastern Mediterranean

Super Yacht Western Mediterranean

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Dear Homo Sapiens, There is no need to continue reading this page. What follows is intended for search engine robots and spiders and not necessarily for human beings. Further information concerning super yacht charter cruising in the eastern and western Mediterranean may be obtained by clicking on the "Contact Us" link immediately above. Thank You. Should you be searching for Regina production yachts, we might be able to locate one. In Sweden. That's where they are made and it's in Swedish waters that most of them cruise. You would do better, however, to contact the source at Regina af Vindö Yachts in Henån, Sweden. Simply click on this Regina link. Similarly, should you be searching for Regina, the Canadian capital city of Saskatchewan Province, you have likewise come to the wrong web page. We do not recommend charter cruising in Saskatchewan, and you would have to drive more than 1,000 miles from Regina to have any chance of sighting a super yacht off Vancouver or Victoria. And should you be searching for Victoria Regina, for whom the Canadian city is named, we would again be of little assistance. Depicted here as painted by Franz Xavier Winterhalter in 1843, that venerable ruler of an empire on which the sun never set has not been with us for more than a century. She did leave us a super yacht, however, Super Yacht Western Mediterraneanthe Victoria and Albert, a thousand-ton paddle-wheeler which came down Royal Navy Shipyard ways at Pembroke Dock in the year of Winterhalter's portrait. This first of three was followed by two additional super yachts with the same name, the Victoria and Albert III completing her 1901 maiden voyage in the eastern and western Mediterranean with Queen Mary embarked. Also launched at the Welsh town of Pembroke Dock, the 380-foot, 4,700 ton Victoria and Albert III had a construction cost of £572,000 pounds sterling, a tiny fraction of the cost of this Regina. Be that simply a function of governments living beyond their means, the Regina in Victoria Regina is the Latin word for queen, and Queen she was. So, too, is the super yacht Regina cruising the eastern and western Mediterranean, a queen of the sea cruising from Turkey to the Tyrrhenian, from the Aegean islands of Greece to the Aeolian islands of Sicily, from Aegean Kythera to Sicilian Syracuse. Kythera (Venetian Cerigo), of course, is where Aphrodite sprang from the sea. Aphrodite, Goddess of Love and Beauty for whom waves laugh in glee and from whom storm clouds flee, is a queen for all time. Depicted below in a Parian marble copy now at Syracuse of a 4th Century BCE Praxiteles original, it was like all Aphrodites by Praxiteles modeled on the love of his life. The most beautiful woman in Greece, her name was Phryne and she was an Athenian courtesan in the habit of bathing nude in the sea at the annual Festival of Poseidon, thus inspiring Praxiteles. The real Aphrodite had earlier appeared with Hera and Athena before Paris of Troy, and it was his task to choose the loveliest. Unable to see them clearly through their radiance, he was offered in bribery three different gifts. Hera, wife of Zeus, offered to make him Lord of Europe. Athena, Goddess of Wisdom and Courage, promised he would lead the Trojans to victory over the Greeks. Aphrodite promised that the fairest woman in all the world would be his. Paris selected Aphrodite as the loveliest. And the rest is history. Come sail the super yacht Regina at the crossroads of history from one far-removed Greek Aegean island to another far-removed Greek Aegean island, from Lemnos of Argonaut fame off the coast of Troy to Kythera where Aphrodite sprang from the sea, from Spetses, setting for John Fowles' first novel The Magus, to Paros, source of Parian marble, to Santorini where you might just imagine your super yacht moored at the foot of Super Yacht Eastern Mediterraneanthat striking volcanic caldera. Or alternatively, how about a holiday cruising further along the crossroads of history, how about a super yacht charter cruising the eastern Mediterranean coast of Turkey. How about cruising aboard a crewed super yacht with luxurious accommodations for twelve guests, a yacht with room for you, your spouse, and five of your favorite fellow board members and their spouses. A super yacht, a two-masted staysail schooner, familiar with the coast of Turkey and its history. The super yacht Regina cruising in the wake of Ottoman sea captains and Hospitaller Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem, wake left in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries at the height of Ottoman sea power and during the transition from oared galleys to square-rigged sailing ships. This is wake left by the four Barbarossa brothers from the island of Lesbos in Greece, also near Troy, and wake left by the two Dragut brothers from the environs of Bodrum, home port of Regina. This is wake left as well by Hospitallers when as Knights of Rhodes and as Knights of Malta their galley caravans patrolled the sea lanes of the Aegean and eastern Mediterranean. Hospitallers like Jean Parisot de la Valetta, a sea commander at Rhodes and a Grand Master at Malta, and Gabriel de Chambes de Boisbaudran, for two years captain-general of the Order's galley squadron. While these few are among the more famous, there were others who might have been as notable had there been scribes to record local events. One such was Abdul Rahman Kust Ali. Born about 1523 at Tripoli in modern Libya, Kust Ali Reis was the son of a French renegade who had taken the name of Ibrahim and had himself become an Ottoman corsair raiding into the Aegean from that north African port. Ibrahim Reis earned a place in history in a Spring 1541 engagement with Georg Schilling von Cannstatt, captain-general of the Knights galley squadron at the time. Ibrahim came out on the short end of that engagement and on the long end of a Christian galley oar. Thus he followed in the wake of a line of prominent Ottomans sent to the oars, including Aruj Barbarossa in 1498 and Dragut Reis in 1540. But this was a two-way street, and in September 1541, only months after Ibrahim had been taken, Abdul Rahman Kust Ali, then about 18 years of age and a protege of the peg-legged Acsac Reis, known as Zoppo, and of Kara Mustafa Reis, later to be accorded high Ottoman honors, came out on the long end of an engagement with Jean Parisot de la Valette, and the latter went to a Muslim oar. Then began urgent negotiations for Ibrahim's release, and twelve months later he was exchanged for the future Grand Master. We imagine there was a rather close relationship between that father and son, Ibrahim and Kust Ali. The aforementioned Gabriel Boisbaudran was not so fortunate. He went to a Muslim oar for twelve years during which he must have wished for an agent such as Kust Ali. Kara Mustafa had earlier been taken captive with 130 others all of whom had either been hung or sent to the oars. Kara Mustafa was spared both rope and oars and held not only for ransom but more immediately for the intercession of his own liberated Christian oarsmen who testified to his benevolence. Aruj Barbarossa slaved for Super Yacht Eastern Mediterraneanabout four years on a Hospitaller galley before being swapped for a score of Latins held captive by Korkut Sultan, son of Beyazit II and governor of western Turkey. Dragut toiled at a Genovese oar for four years and was released only at the insistence of Kheir-ed-Din Barbarossa commanding an Ottoman fleet numbering 210 ships then threatening to reduce Genoa to rubble. As for Kust Ali Reis, he exited the pages of history when taken captive in 1554, taken captive and sent to the oars by none other than Jean Parisot de La Valette. So come aboard the super yacht Regina and soak up anecdotes such as these while also basking under an Aegean sun. That's right, come have a holiday cruise aboard a chartered super yacht exploring the crossroads of history. Have a holiday cruise aboard a super yacht proceeding leisurely from one intriguing locale to another. Perhaps detouring into and among mid-Aegean Cyclades Islands as did all of these sea captains. Sounds fascinating, doesn't it. Such a cruise must have proved fascinating to Berenice Marlohe depicted at left. Her cruise aboard Regina, after all, helped catapult her to silver screen fame as the Bond girl in Skyfall. In fact, Berenice Marlohe is now considered by some Queen of French Cinema. So think about chartering a crewed super yacht to cruise the crossroads of history under an Aegean sun reflecting on an azure sea. Starting in Bodrum. Are you searching for Bodrum in Turkey? Well, Bodrum, ancient Halicarnassus, may be found at the northern entrance to that large gulf on the SW corner of Turkey nine nautical miles north of Greek Kos. In Bodrum or Kos or elsewhere we can put you aboard a crewed super yacht for the holiday of all time. Regina, a superb staysail schooner cruising the eastern and western Mediterranean. Contact Blue Cruise Yacht Charters today at blcryacht@aol.com